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drama in the house of commons as mps from the scottish national party stage a mass walkout during prime minister's questions. i order the right honorable gentleman to withdraw immediately from the house. it came after the speaker ordered their leader out. he'd been complaining that scotland was being sidelined in the brexit debate. let's be under no illusion, this is a constitutional crisis — we are giving notice to the government that we will take them on. it comes as tory rebels pushing to keep closer ties with the eu one of the betrayal by the prime minister of assurance given to them about brexit. also tonight... england's social care crisis — growing concerns over the difficulties of finding enough people to care for the elderly and vulnerable in their own homes. the pay is terrible, we don't get enough travel time, we don't get appreciated. not service users, in general people just look at you and think, you're just a care worker. the plumber who's won a legal battle over holiday and sick pay that could have major implications
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for millions of people who are self—employed. on the eve of the first anniversary of the grenfell tower fire — we speak to one of a number of families still living in emergency accommodation. and locked away for 50 years — the personal belongings of mexico's iconic artist frida kahlo go on display in london for the first time. coming up in sports day later in the hour on bbc news, we will have the latest from russia on the day before the fifa world cup. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. there was drama in the house of commons today when mps from the scottish national party walked out en masse during prime minister's questions.
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they left after their leader was ordered out following a row with the speaker over scotland being sidelined in the brexit debate. it came as tory rebels who are pushing to keep closer ties to the eu said they feared the prime minister... could betray them over assurances given to them yesterday over brexit. our political editor, laura kuenssberg was watching — she's in westminster for us now. take a deep breath, a big deep breath, it's been a very busy day, and a crazy day in westminster. fury, a mass walk—out from the snp, who were immediately accused of pulling a stunt. different sides of the tory party clashing with each other in public, and the labour party for good measure divided over brexit as well. some people would say this is part of the inevitable bumps in the road of a tricky process. but some mps are privately using words like fiasco or even melt down. farce 7 farce? what promises have you made
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to the tory rebels? a bit of pantomime. i wanted a quiet walk to work. he might not be blamed for wondering if it looks a bit like that. but it's the woman who lives in downing street that the one trying to keep it all together. can you really please both sides, prime minister? she's the one trying to stick to promises that perhaps can't all be kept. but for theresa may, it's certainly a laughing matter. there may now be a meltdown. they are not actually my words. but those of the foreign secretary! even as his fellow cabinet ministers are preparing people for government negotiations. joking apart, listen carefully. this is theresa may committing to think again about giving parliament more power. if
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they vote down the eventual deal with the european union.|j they vote down the eventual deal with the european union. i have agreed this morning with the brexit secretary that we will bring forward an amendment in the lords, but there area number of an amendment in the lords, but there are a number of issues that will guide our approach in doing so. the prime minister made it to this morning avoiding defeat last night, because some of the wannabe rebels believed she made them a promise behind closed doors. that she would change her plans for what happens if the final brexit deal explodes. change her plans for what happens if the final brexit deal explodeslj trust the final brexit deal explodes.” trust the prime minister put up and i know she will be true to her word. it would be a terrible betrayal if she were not. and she's a woman of her word. and she hasjust given an absolute undertaking at the dispatch box. job done. but in what feels like a box. job done. but in what feels likea game box. job done. but in what feels like a game of the said, she said, not everyone's version of exactly what was promised is the same. not everyone's version of exactly what was promised is the samem will in the end be determined by what actually is conceded, and it is too soon to tell. my fear, however,
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is that the damage has already been done. the tories are hardly talking each other‘s language, let alone the rest of hours. but what's happening is the prime minister is trying to please a faction of her party who wa nt please a faction of her party who want parliament to have more control if the final brexit deal goes sour. she also has to keep on board dozens of others who think if that happens, the best thing might be to simply walk away. but you can hardly please all of the people all of the time, even on your own side. the leader of the snp in westminster was cross as well. given the disrespect on show... but last night, there were only minutes of debate about how brexit affected scotland. so using dusty rules of the commons to provoke a row. i order the right honourable gentleman to withdraw immediately from the house. predictably thrown out by the speaker. applauded adoringly by his own side. we have had changes to the
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devolution settlement that were pushed through last night without scottish mps' voices being heard. that's a democratic outrage. brexit is complicated and it gives theresa may's foes so many reasons to attack her. the prime minister is predictably, perhaps, struggling to maintain every pet. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, westminster. let's speak to our scotland editor sarah smith — who's in glasgow. the walk—out was certainly dramatic. where does this row go now? tonight, scotland's first minister nicola sturgeon has been hinting this might not be the last time the snp use these kinds of dramatic tactics to try to highlight what they describe as westminster‘s power grab. she told the bbc that it can no longer be business as usual between the scottish and uk governments. you heard laura say that the parliamentary walk—out by the snp was dismissed by their opponents as a manufactured stunt.
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well, it was undeniably an effective one. the snp say they have gained over 1000 new members this afternoon since people in scotland saw what happened in the house of commons this afternoon. so what is the row about? the snp are genuinely furious that the house of commons last night voted to impose the eu withdrawal bill on scotland despite the fact the scottish parliament voted overwhelmingly last month to reject it. this is the first time in nearly 20 years of devolution that westminster has voted to overrule holyrood like this. the s&p accept that are legally there is nothing they can do about that, but they say politically the battle will go on and the uk government, if they proceed in any way risk political consequences. scotland editor sarah smith, thank you. it's getting harder and harder to hire enough people to look after the elderly and vulnerable in their homes — according to both care companies and councils. more than 600,000 people in the uk already get social care at home. now a new poll suggests that most
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people would support a rise in spending on the care system of nearly 4% to help meet the growing demand. in the second in her series on the social care crisis in england, alison holt has been talking to a care worker in norwich. if it takes 45 minutes and i've only got 30 minutes, then i'm not going to say, "sorry, your time's up, got to go." from the start of her day, sarahjarvis knows she'll be balancing the needs of the people she's caring for... start at the top and work our way down. ..against the demands of the clock. do you have enough time, do you feel, to do the things that you need to do for people? not always. we're going to put your knickers on first. 30 minutes to help 81—year—old kathleen woodcock get out of bed, wash and dress. well, i used to love having my shower, but i can't get in there. i did have a fall in there, which was rather frightening.
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better leave your transport where you can get to it. thank you. that help is vital. it really is vital. what do you like about the job? putting a smile on somebody‘s face. then, sarah's on to the next person waiting for help. this morning she has nine calls with little time between them. yeah, and it's only going to get busier. so it's always like constant, keeping your eye on the clock? yeah. and everybodyjust wants to talk. yeah. they're lonely, they live on their own. good morning, ethel! the shortest call is 15 minutes to prompt ethel to take her medication. the longest is an hour. sat-nav: the destination is on your left. a nice cup of tea for you. they make me feel better, somehow. because they always look cheerful. sarah loves herjob, but she's fed up with the lack of recognition for what care workers do. the pay is terrible. we don't get enough travel time. we don't get appreciated enough. people just look at you and think, well, you're a care worker. you just wipe bums.
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no, i don'tjust wipe bums. i put smiles on people's faces. just firstly, we'll go through the on—call from last night... the company sarah works for is already dealing with the first problems of the day. a husband who is caring for his wife is at the end of his tether. they ended up having a massive argument, and she was really upset. 0bviously there's been previous issues. we don't want to reach breaking point again. here they feel they are on the front line of the strain on families and on the care system. finding staff is a constant battle. 0llie, recruitment today. i've got everything booked, i've got two cvs come through last night. three quarters of their income comes from council contracts, but that doesn't cover costs. we've had a 2% raise in prices from the council. however, take into account and consideration the pensions, the living wage, and you are looking at 7% increases for us, so we've had to find that shortfall. their local county council, norfolk, says it pays some of the highest fees in the region and works closely with those providing care to meet the increasing demands.
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we've got some sad news... back in the office, they are trying to let care workers know that a woman they looked after until she went into hospital has died. we all get a sense that we are kind of giving someone a hand to stay at home, and i normally say, thanks for everything you did to try and keep them at home for that length of time. but there's no letup for sarah. she is now one of the care workers running late. are you on your way to sydney's, because he's flagging. i'm literally just pulling up outside. what would you say to the government? prioritise. a lot of people out there that miss out on what they need, and it will cost more in the long run because they will end up in hospitals. and is it about money? i think so, because nobody‘s doing it forfree. the government says extra money has been put into social care and its plans for reforming the system are expected soon. but the pressure is here now and sarah wants to know when she will see a difference. alison holt, bbc news, norwich.
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the retailer dixons carphone, has admitted a huge data breach — involving nearly six million payment cards. the company — which is behind currys — says the cyber attack began last summer. dixons carphone has apologised, but said there's no evidence of any fraud as a result. our technology correspondent, rory cellan—jones is here. how serious is this data breach? certainly pretty serious. it appears the attack began injuly of last year, but took until last week for dixons to notice anything was going on. the other serious thing, it involves payment details, which is usually the crown jewels that hackers are looking for. dixons says 5.9 million payment cards were accessed. they were nearly all chip and pin, and those chip and pin details were not accessed, so that left them safe. but there were
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105,000 non—chip and pin cards, mainly belonged to american customers. dixons says while they we re customers. dixons says while they were more vulnerable, there is no evidence to date of any fraud having been carried out with them. there we re been carried out with them. there were also 1.2 million personal records, things like names, addresses and e—mail addresses. again, dixons says there is no evidence of fraud yet, but people will be concerned about the possibility of identity theft. they will be vulnerable to fraudsters sending them e—mails and the information commission is taking it very seriously, looking at it. and there is the potential these days for much biggerfines. a plumber has won a legal battle that may well huge ramifications for people who are self—employed. gary smith said he was unfairly dismissed by pimlico plumbers, after he tried to reduce his hours following a heart attack. the supreme courtjudges have ruled that even though he was self—employed, he was entitled to workers' rights — such as holiday and sick pay. simon gompertz reports. the boss of pimlico plumbers turned up at the supreme court in his bentley.
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charlie mullins keen to show how self—employment helps his plumbers get rich, too. some making over £100,000 a year. but the plumbers, the court decided, were losing out. they drove company vans, had uniforms and were controlled by the firm, so they were workers who should have had rights like sick pay and minimum wage. gary smith, who won the case, claimed he was due holiday pay and was unfairly dismissed after a heart attack. it isjust a big weight off my shoulders. i have been carrying it around like a giant rucksack for the past seven years. the significance of this ruling is likely to be considerable for people working in the so—called gig economy, where you have to be very flexible and you are regarded as self—employed. because pimlico plumbers has lost in the supreme court, the decision will weigh heavily in future cases on whether people should have workers' rights. but mr mullins believes thousands of businesses will now be left wondering whether they, too, will get claims.
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charlie, do you disagree with the decision? totally. it is disgraceful, it is disgusting, and i think very cowardly. it is a very bad and sad day for self—employed people. uber, the taxi app, is another company fighting a claim from self—employed drivers. this case sets the standard, the bar, for everyone else below us, including uber and all those other cases are now going to follow. there has been a boom in self—employed work in the gig economy. after this ruling at the supreme court, companies may start wondering whether it is worth it. simon gompertz, bbc news. our top story this evening. drama in the house of commons as mps from the scottish national party stage a mass walk—out during prime minister's questions. it is ina it is in a row over brexit. coming up, iwill it is in a row over brexit. coming up, i will be in moscow where the
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excitement is building on the eve of the russia 2018 world cup. coming up on sportsday on bbc news... england try to put their shock loss to scotland behind them, as they dismiss australia forjust 214 in theirfirst one day international. tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the grenfell tower fire which claimed the lives of 72 people. it was the deadliest domestic blaze since the second world war. twelve months on, dozens of survivors of still living of survivors are still living in emergency accommodation, like hotels and b&bs. matthew price has spent the day with one such family — the rasouls — a mother and father, two young children, and their disabled grandfather. a year to the day after the fire, and little zara is still waking in a hotel bed. her brother and she have spent 12 months of their young lives crammed in a room with their parents. i've got a big belly?
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i know, putting on weight in here. no kitchen table, no kitchen. you might wonder why they are still here. they asked to be rehoused close to the tower, a home on the ground floor, suitable for zara's disabled grandfather, who has dementia. he lives with them in an adjoining room. he signed the original tenancy agreement for their grenfell flat, but his illness means he can't sign a new lease. it's slowed the whole process. they've been told their new home won't be ready until november. we thought it would be just maybe, you know, a few weeks or a few days even at the beginning. days turns into weeks. we thought 0k, soon it will happen, soon it will happen, and then weeks turn into months, then obviously months have turned into a year now, so... so the morning commute takes them out through reception to the school drop—off.
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morning. and sometimes to the remains of the tower in which mohammed rasoul was born. it's all been a struggle. these people, bereaved or survivors, you know, they're already traumatised. people that have lost family have already had to grieve in a completely abnormal way, having to have their loved ones returned to them in pieces, in fragments, burnt fragments. this group of people are having to deal with all this pressure on their shoulders and still have to fight to get the truth out, to get basic rights met. it shouldn't be like that. no way. it's not fair, at all. nearby, at the local mosque, mounira, mohammed's wife, spends most of her afternoons. they opened up the kitchen here to give the people of grenfell somewhere to cook for theirfamilies, but still the pressure shows.
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life is not back to normal and we don't know when that will be back to normal, you know? but again, we are fine. we breathe, we eat, we sleep and that's it — life has to go on. when the kids question you, you answer. if you can't, just turn around, hide and start crying, because you think that's the pressure... it makes you feel better. for now, then, they're left with the daily walk back along the hotel corridor, waiting for a new place to live and thinking of the 72 who will never return home. matthew price, bbc news, north kensington. pro—government forces in yemen, backed by saudi arabia, have begun attacking a key port held by rebel fighters. the coastal city of hudaydah is the main entry point for vital food aid for over seven million yemenis.
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the city has been held by iranian—backed houthi rebels for more than three years. an italian ship carrying more than 900 migrants has been allowed to dock on the island of sicilyjust days after italy refused to take another rescue ship carrying hundreds more migrants. the diciotti, which picked up the migrants off the coast of libya, was allowed to dock because it's an italian ship. on sunday, italy closed all its ports to the franco—german boat aquarius — sparking an international row. russia take on saudi arabia tomorrow night in moscow as the 2018 world cup kicks off. 32 teams will compete for the trophy, with the matches being played in 11 different cities. away from the games, there's been some focus on security concerns — and political tensions. here's our sports editor dan roan. whether you like it or not, russia is about to play host to football's greatest showpiece, and, wherever it's staged, there's still nothing quite like it in sport. fans from around the world already enjoying the build
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up here in moscow. politics is never far away from such occasions and today president putin himself made a surprise appearance at a fifa meeting. "our country is ready to host the world cup", he said. "to provide all those who come to russia the best time and the most positive experience". welcome to russia. today we learned where the event would be eight years from now. canada, mexico and usa. theirjoint bid easily seeing off rivals morocco. but it's the current hosts that are under scrutiny. russian hooligans went on the rampage at euro 2016. sergey one of those convicted of the violence in marseille and served seven months in a french prison, but told me there's unlikely to be a repeat. a lot of work was made by police with supporters, fans, hooligans, to protect this world championship. i suppose no, i suppose this will be a holiday of football. racism continues
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to mar the game here. russian football authorities fined after france players suffered racial abuse during a friendly in march. for russia this is a very big moment, because relations with the west have soured immeasurably since they were awarded this tournament. they're now trying to carve out a niche for themselves on the world stage and to have basic levels of racism taking place will mean that their big moment is being tarnished. amid geopolitical and diplomatic tensions, many in the west see this as a vanity project for president putin, and he's sure to play a prominent role here at the luhzniki stadium tomorrow when the tournament kicks off, but despite the fact that sport and politics have neverfelt quite so closely linked, on the pitch russia 2018 has the potential to be a footballing spectacle. the drama's already begun. one of the favourites, spain, remarkably sacking their coach today over his decision to join real madrid. and when the action does start,
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the first use at a world cup of var, or the video assistant referee system is sure to be contentious. hopefully the system they're using here can be really smooth and everything can go well and obviously it's good for the game if we get the right decisions, because there's so much riding on the decisions. and spare a thought for this man, the coach of russian the coach of russia managing a warm welcome, despite his team being the worst ranked in the tournament. the whole team must be good because the people have interest in our team. lots of pressure on you. not pressure. no? it's a normaljob. 32 teams will compete for the famous trophy lifted by germany four years ago in brazil. now it's russia's turn, the countdown almost complete. and so the scene is set. 0ver and so the scene is set. over the next five weeks the talents of some of the best players in the world will be on show with the likes of
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lionel messi, neymar and cristiano ronaldo and it will be fascinating to see how the youthful england team get on with many tipping them for a place in the quarterfinals and if thatis place in the quarterfinals and if that is the case it will be seen as a successful tournament after failures in recent seasons but there isa failures in recent seasons but there is a degree of anxiety. after russia hosted such an event, the olympics, it resulted in the greatest doping scandal the world has seen but this could be a controversial as well as compelling tournament. frida kahlo — she was a mexican artist who became a 20th century cultural icon. her influence has stretched well beyond art to the worlds of fashion, music and film. she contracted polio as a child and was left disabled as a teenager after a terrible bus crash. frida kahlo died in 19117. now a huge collection of her personal artefacts — locked away for 50 years — is going on show in london as our arts editor will gompertz reports. the instantly recognisable face
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of frida kahlo, the mexican artist with a world—famous mono—brow, who fashioned an image that turned her into an international icon with a back story we thought we knew. the near—fatal car crash in her teens, her turbulent marriage to the muralist diego rivera and their communist politics. but that was before a hidden treasure trove was discovered. this is the blue house in mexico city, where frida kahlo lived. when she died, they decided that the bathroom should remain locked for 50 years. when it was opened in 2004, they found tens of thousands of objects, a selection of which make up the contents of this show. they found wardrobes packed with her trademark traditional mexican clothes, drawers teeming with indigenous jewellery and cupboards full of her medical equipment. showing how frida kahlo used art and fashion to both conceal and confront her disabilities. no matter where i look
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around on the walls, i can see everything. she has become a role model for this fashion writer and activist. for me, fashion allows me to narrate and articulate a whole identity that perhaps people don't perceive. so i am currently wearing an orange cape and from that you may have a sense of my personality. and that's exactly what frida did. she took items that were supposed to be medical devices, whether they were corsets, or whether they were boots, or whatever it was, and really accessorised them, not only to give her self—confidence, but to make them really visible and say yes, iam disabled. look at me. i'm great. why cannot we be proud of all our differences and challenges, because that is what makes us who we are, and it's not something that we need to overcome and something which is negative, but entirely empowering. this show is not so much about frida kahlo the artist, as frida kahlo the person, or, more specifically, the public image she constructed for herself and the very personal reasons behind it. will gompertz, bbc news. time for a look at the weather.
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that photograph does not look terribly promising. it really is not. it is mid—june and not the time of year to show you a severe weather warning for storm hector, bringing the promise of gusts of wind up to 70 mph in northern britain. this is the cloud that is the developing system throwing cloud to the north and west of the uk and rain ahead of the system. it will continue deepening in the coming hours. the winds will be strengthening. in scotland, northern ireland and northern england a windy spell to come. the most persistent rain pushing through overnight. the winds will strengthen towards the end of the night and unfortunately for the morning rush hour. we could see
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whether causing significant disruption. in terms of strength, up to 70 marks per hour around the coasts and across hills and mountains but in land, up to 55 mph and showers complicating the picture further. if you are travelling anticipate there will be issues and bbc local radio is the first port of call to get local detail. a windy start to the day and gusty winds in the peak district and coast of wales but in comparison to the north of the british isles in the south a quieter picture. as the day goes on, more rain passing scotland. in the afternoon, things become quieter. the wind is slower to taper off particularly in northern scotland but in the south, sunny spells and temperatures in the low 20s but bear
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in mind tomorrow's morning rush—hour could be difficult across northern britain. that's all from the bbc news at six, so it's goodbye from me — this is bbc news, our latest headlines: i order the right honourable gentleman to withdraw immediately from the house. snp mps walk out after their westminster leader is expelled from the house of commons following a heated exchange with the speaker over brexit. let's be under no illusion. this is a constitutional
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