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this is bbc news. i'm martin croxall. the headlines at 6pm. theresa may promises a £20 billion a year real—terms increase to the nhs in england by 2023. labour says it's not enough. we're making the nhs our priority, we're putting a significant amount of extra money into it. we need to make sure that money is spent wisely. we're saying you can go further and if the government made the taxation changes we are prepared to make, you could be giving even more to the nhs. so labour would be spending more on the nhs than the tories. the conservative mp, sir christopher chope, who blocked legislation to outlaw upskirting now says he does support moves to criminalise it. commentator: and he shoots! it's in. ! the holders are behind! and that's how it stayed, defeat for the holders germany in the first game of their title defence, as they lose 1—0 to mexico.
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it's the first time the germans have lost their opening game of a world cup since 1982. also coming up, concerns for the future of the glasgow school of art. after the fire that ravaged the building on friday night, a leading construction expert says it may have to be demolished. and, hundreds of migrants who've been the focus of a european dispute over immigration arrive in spain more than a week after being rescued. good evening and welcome to bbc news. theresa may says the nhs in england will get an extra £20 billion a year in real—terms funding by 2023. in a bbc interview today the prime minister said some of the money would come from savings made when britain stops paying into the eu budget, but that a section would have to be
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funded by higher taxation. labour say the government is relying on a "hypothetical" windfall and called the move a publicity stunt. the institute for fiscal studies said there would be no brexit windfall because the uk faces a steep exit bill. 0ur health correspondent dominic hughes reports. as the pressure on the nhs has grown, so too have calls for more money for the health service. finally, after weeks of tough talks in whitehall, the prime minister has revealed the nhs budget will grow — paid for partly by the so—called "brexit dividend", but also possibly higher taxes. at the moment, as a member of the european union, every year we send significant amounts of money — we spend significant amounts of money — on our subscription, if you like, to the eu. when we leave, we won't be doing that. so the question is timing, isn't it? it's right that we use that money to spend on our priorities. and the nhs is our number one priority. absolutely. the new plan for nhs england covers
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the next five years. it will involve average annual increases of 3.4% in real terms. the budget for day—to—day running costs is around £115 billion this year. under the plan, there will be £20 billion more by 2023. but the independent institute for fiscal studies says the public finances will not benefit from any brexit dividend, and labour argues the increase falls short of what is needed. they told us they're going to pay for it from a brexit dividend. we don't really know what that means, because we don't know what the deal is going to be and what the overall effect on the economy is going to be. and, actually, whether brexit is going to end up costing us a great deal of money, or whether we can strike the sort of deal that would do us some good. and across the nhs there's a feeling this settlement is onlyjust enough to keep pace with rising demand. it does fall short of the independent assessment that we've had done, which suggests we need 4% a year. this is only going to be 3.4%.
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so, it is a good step forward, but we're still going to have to make hard choices at the end of the day. scotland, wales and northern ireland will also get extra funds, but the devolved administrations will decide how they're spent. this announcement leaves some big questions unanswered, not least the funding of social care, which has such a profound impact on the health service. without those details, there are no guarantees even this extra money will significantly ease the long—term pressures on the nhs. dominic hughes, bbc news. a little earlier i spoke to kate andrews from the institute of economic affairs who questioned the decision to provide the additional funding for the nhs. not obvious that this was the financial responsible thing to do especially when you are looking at the fact that there is no brexit dividend yet
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even if there does come a point where some of the money that originally went to the eu contribution could go back to the uk, we don't know how much it is real as we going to be. so this funding increase of 20 billion roughly a year is going to come from higher taxes which will affect people now and more public borrowing which are taxes on kids down the road. and i think you know when there are still asked any questions about efficiencies in the nhs, very extensive prescriptions on anti—dandruff shampoo and fish oil, you know, has every path been considered to make sure that taxpayers are getting the best deal out of this? i don't think so. labour said that they could work out a tax arrangement that would be better than conservatives are suggesting. and anyway, a lot of people would say, "it's the health service, it's worth it." what's your response to that? well, i might believe that when i see a costed manifesto from them. but simply promising to borrow more is not a responsible way to make pledges to the national health service. it is possible that the nhs needs more funds. i'm not totally oppose this. but it must go hand—in—hand with structural reform. the nhs has been in crisis for your
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i've fallen behind its european cou nterpa rts i've fallen behind its european counterparts looking at crucial things like patient outcomes because of things like stroke, cancer survival rates. if this money will be funneled into a broken system, patients will not see, the result they're hoping to get. the social ca re they're hoping to get. the social care minister said the other day that the nhs about social care is like running a tab without putting the plug—in. how important for you isa the plug—in. how important for you is a commensurate the plug—in. how important for you is a commensurate parallel funding of social care? there is that £6 billion figure that has been calculated to think that is our blackout —— by cole on social care. that needs to be addressed first and foremost. that's something that needs to come through in the way local councils are funded and should go hand—in—hand with health care. all we are talking about here is more money and it is shocking to me on the 70th birthday of the nhs, no one is willing to mention that france and germany and switzerland, countries that are not to be because of more
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funding but because they give patients were choice. they have better efficiency structures they use the private sector in a meaningful and regular —— regulated way to get waiting times down and to get a ccess way to get waiting times down and to get access to the care. why is it so scared to talk about, and why so talked about, the rime minister? —— prime minister? well siva anandaciva is the chief analyst at the king's fund, he explained what difference he thinks the money will make. i think it is a substantial amount of money coming into the nhs, a 3.4% increase in the air. it will make some increase, but we think that this is less than what is needed to really see services for patients maintained and improved. so we think it is unlikely you will see a big transmission on how long patients wait for care and how that care is doing. so some impact, but not enough. what are the hard choices that will have to be made if there isn't more, if it isn't in line with the 4% increase is to have argued
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for? if you look at the pressures on the nhs, at the moment you have hospitals losing £i.7 billion a year. you had and d departments that have not matched national performance standards since 2014. when you have patients wait for operations. ——. you need a whole host of things. —— a&e departments. it will not be enough to do all of these. these are the tough choices being made. what about efficiency measures 01’ being made. what about efficiency measures or rethinking things like giving out restrictions for products that are actually affordable and easier to get over—the—counter? again, that is under the nhs is already looking at whether there are certain types of medicines that have no efficacy or aren't as effective. and potentially should not be offered on the nhs. and realistically these are not huge sums of money that will be yielded. it is only through additional funding to the nhs that we will see core services like a&e and core
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services like operations and investing community care, general practise, it requires more funding. rather than just cutting costs on prescriptions. emlyn samuel is cancer research uk's head of policy development. i asked him what impact the planned increase in funding could have on cancer services. i think what's clear is that there is analysis out there that shows that this level of investment will go to meet current and growing demand which is really important in cancer because we know in 10—15 yea rs' cancer because we know in 10—15 years' time, we will have an additional 150,000 patients diagnosed with cancer every year. so this resources as we fundamental in terms of helping meet that demand. what we are unclear on at the moment is whether it will take that step further and really help the nhs develop world—class cancer services. we estimate that to me to the best countries in the world, we need to at least a double our rate of
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progress in improving cancer survival at the moment. and we're just unclear that this level of investment will allow us to do that. how much would you need to get to that stage? i don't think i have a particular figure that stage? i don't think i have a particularfigure in mind. but i think that needs to be worked out. but what we do need to see is that additional investment which will allow transformation in the nhs. when i say transformation, what i mean is we really need to refocus the nhs on improving the diagnosis, the nhs on improving the diagnosis, the early diagnosis of cancer which makes the most difference to patients. we know if a cancer patients. we know if a cancer patient is diagnosed earlier, stage one or two, one or two, they have a much better prospect of long—term survival. what is missing in the system then which means we're not doing that, but this extra funding or even more funding on top of the 20 billion could enable us to do? 0ne fundamental aspect that needs to be part of these plans is addressing workforce shortages. cancer research
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uk washer campaign last week calling on the government to address water shortages in diagnostic services. 0ne shortages in diagnostic services. one in ten posts in diagnostic services are in the field at the moment. that needs to be met with in a great level of urgency. but we know that thousands more staff in the future are going to be needed to help us diagnose patients at an early stage. a rescue ship which picked up hundreds of migrants off the coast of libya and sparked a diplomatic row has arrived in spain. the aquarius was initially turned away by italy and malta. it has now docked in the spanish port of valencia. 0ur europe correspondent damian grammaticas reports. sunrise, and the private rescue ship the aquarius and its convoy
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were finally nearing a welcoming port. spain, and valencia, coming into sight. a european country, prepared to take them in. the 630 people who were on the aquarius have been at sea since they were picked up off the coast of libya over a week ago. behind them, a journey of more than 1000 miles, halfway across the mediterranean, after italy and malta refused them entry. the aquarius had reignited a european—wide debate about migration. by welcoming the ship, spain hopes to change the terms of the argument. by taking in this ship, spain's new socialist government wants to demonstrate what a new type of migration policy for europe can look like. 0ne it says where it's both possible to control your borders and respect human rights. that's why it's going to give every person on these ships a hearing for their asylum applications. we thank the spanish government for welcoming people in need, at times when many others are rejecting them or turning them away. this is what we need in these times, an expression of solidarity, an expression of support, an expression of humanity. more than 1,000 red cross
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volunteers were waiting on the quayside, along with doctors and immigration officials. spain will give them permits to stay for 45 days, free medical treatment and the opportunity to make their asylum claims. italy, meanwhile, says it is closing its ports to private rescue boats. but doctors without borders, who operate the aquarius, say saving lives will come first. europe's arguments about migration are taking centre stage once more, and the divisions are deeper than ever. damian grammaticas, bbc news, valencia. as we just heard in that report, the aquarius is operated by the charity medecins sans
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frontieres. they say that on arrival in valencia all of the migrants on board needed medical attention, with many suffering because of the time they spent in the water off libya, before they were picked up. mac they aspirated sea water and came out of the water not breeding. for our team was able to his present state these people. i am thinking of a young major and many particular. when he came on board was altered, unconscious and not breeding. he quickly revived through some of the effo rts quickly revived through some of the efforts that we were able to provide to him. and as he got off the boat today, i give them a big hug and a smile and! today, i give them a big hug and a smile and i am really glad that he is doing well. he is pretty full recovery. “— is doing well. he is pretty full recovery. —— made a full recovery. the world cup holders germany have lost their opening group game in a shock one—nildefeat to mexico in moscow. commentator: hernandez is isolated. and he brings men. he shares. —— issues! mexico scored the only goal in the game in the first half through hirving lozano. it's only the second time that a the defending champions have lost their opening game.
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since 1982 gold —— since 1982 gold -- since 1982. what an upset, ali! it is been a weekend of upsets. at this world cup, four days into it, we had iceland getting that amazing draw against argentina at the stadium in the capital yesterday. nobody would have thought that the raining champions germany could lose their opener. as you said they got this remarkable record in opening matches. sturgeon back 30 odd years but mexico were fantastic. raining —— raining. he helped them win the dutch league title. and it went to confer greatness is that watched this 22—year—old. he is a bit special. germany did not pay any heed to that whatsoever. he was fantastic, he was always a threat. germanyjust fantastic, he was always a threat. germany just booked at fantastic, he was always a threat. germanyjust booked at sixes and sevens. he scored that goal, mexico could've scored a few more. and
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germany they have only one one of their sixth friendly matches coming into this tournament. they rocked through qualifying and the european crop on record ten winds out of ten. scoring a hat full of goals. they have had this awful kind of preparation with that one win. the german managers said that there are trying different things and everything will be all right on the night. something was very wrong with that journey to night. something was very wrong with thatjourney to because whatever formation they were playing just thatjourney to because whatever formation they were playing just was not working at all. they brought in some more attacking players, mario gomez, but mexico were fantastic. germany are now bottom of their group now. their other group departments to batch of the group owns, south korea and sweden, play top as well. they placed tomorrow. they knocked off the reigning champions. 0ff they knocked off the reigning champions. off the back foot of this
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world cup. what difference will this make for the poor —— favourites, brazil? dare try favourites with germany. you had to put your money on brazil novels about what we have seen this week in, who knows that they will get on in the next hour or so. their opener which is again switzerland. they have obviously got less stick —— their garmin neymar with all sorts of woes. he broke his back at the world cup back. they got stuffed by germany 7—1 in that semi final. there is unfinished business for brazil. they want to make an impression here. neymar broke his foot a few months ago but he is fully fit. he scored a couple of holes and warm—up matches. he will be leading the line in the next hour against the swiss. we had one result already from that same group. group e. that has been played in samarra. serbia just squeaking that 11—0. not the best of matches but a fantastic
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winning goalfrom the best of matches but a fantastic winning goal from alexander calder off at the manchester city defender to win that one from serbia. but the going already. we will be able to hear the mexicans when they get back from the stadium. they have artie been deafening for 48 hours on the streets of moscow. —— already. there will be an all marty —— almighty party tonight. the headlines on bbc news. the prime minister promises a £20 billion a year real—terms increase to the nhs in england by 2023. labour says it's not enough, and would more than match what the government is spending. the conservative mp, sir christopher chope, who blocked legislation to outlaw upskirting now says he does support moves to criminalise it. germany have lost their opening game of the world cup ,
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the holders lost 1—0 to mexico. the conservative mp, at the centre of the upskirting controversy, now says he does support moves to criminalise it. in an interview with the bournemouth echo, sir christopher chope said he backs measures to make upskirting illegal, but just not using the parliamentary procedure of a private members' bill. let's listen back to the moment he blocked it, now, you can hear the deputy speaker and liberal democrat mp vera hobhouse discussing the bill, and then just make out mr chope shouting "object". 0ther mps then cry "shame". voyeurim 0ffences bill, second reading. object. objection taken, second reading. second reading, what date? 6th july. 6thjuly. speaking to me a little earlier our political correspondent jessica parker gave us more detail on the story. sir christopher as we know, butjust to the procedure of private members' bill, he's things they lack proper scrutiny in the house of commons,
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there are not many and peas on a friday when these private members bills are being brought forward. how would this legislation be preferable to question which he says he himself supports an theresa may supports as well. she has been speaking and andrew marr show. i think of skirting is invasive, it's degrading its offensive. what level do in response to what happened isn't sure that... that bill was blocked. we would take the build—up was blocked, the legislation that was blocked and put it there in government time. the legislation that was blocked and put it there in government timem government time but in what form? that it takes to just will personally take control as a government measure, whether that is an amendment to an existing bill, whether a whole new legislation itself, we will have to wait and see. that is theresa may saint she will give herfull see. that is theresa may saint she will give her full backing. see. that is theresa may saint she will give herfull backing. if we look at this in the round, it looks likely that this to criminalise the practise of taking a photograph underneath someone's close without their consent, that would be
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criminalise from to two years. it has teresa may‘s backing and has backing of the labour party, and was not a liberal democrat mp. then christopher cope doesn't like them. how many has brought himself? he has brought many over the years him about some mps while they diss agree with the bill, they do... he has use a process in the past but my understanding is that none of them have made it to lock in that form. jessica parker. a father and sun from leeds have died in what's believed to be a tragic accident, when they were searching for scrap metal yesterday morning. police divers recovered their bodies from a canal near huddersfield. sajid javid has revealed he was a victim of a moped mugging before he became home secretary. he told a newspaper his phone was snatched outside london's euston station. mrjavid, who is now in charge of britain's policing, said the theft left him "angry and upset". he says he's looking at how to give
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officers more powers to chase moped thieves. campaigners are calling for medicinal cannabis to be made legally available in the uk, after the home secretary intervened to help a 12—year—old suffering from epilepsy. sajid javid granted billy caldwell the right to use cannabis oil, after he was admitted to hospital with extreme seizures. billy's mother says he has responded well overnight to treatment, and she is now asking for a meeting with mrjavid to try to help other children. simonjones reports. a family's fight that they hope will benefit notjust billy caldwell, but others like him. on monday, they flew back into britain with cannabis oil they'd bought in canada to treat his epilepsy, but it contained an ingredient banned here.
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the drug which has kept his seizures under control for more than a year was confiscated. days later, he was back in hospital. the home secretary has now intervened, allowing billy to use the oil, but his mother says that's not enough. my experience throughout this leaves me in no doubt a family's fight that they hope will benefit notjust billy caldwell, but others like him. on monday, they flew back into britain with cannabis oil they'd bought in canada to treat his epilepsy, but it contained an ingredient banned here. the drug, which has kept his seizures under control for almost a year, was confiscated. days later, he was back in hospital. the home secretary has now intervened, allowing billy to use the oil, but his mother has this message for sajid javid. i'm not going anywhere until this is put in place and this medicine is made accessible to all these other children who desperately need it. i'm asking sajid to please... i want to request a meeting with him in london as soon as possible, preferably tomorrow. i want to sit down with him in a dignified and democratic way. sajid javid, though, has not announced a change in the law. but those who have been helping to care for billy caldwell believe mrjavid needs to go further. from here it is a ripple effect. this means to me that there is hope, for notjust billy, which is why
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this campaign is so important, because it's for all the families who need it. the family of six—year—old alfie dingley have appealed to the prime minister for the same access to cannabis treatment for his epilepsy, saying it would be cruel to delay it any further. some experts point out that the use of marijuana for medical conditions isn't always straightforward, and more trials are needed. billy has been granted a special 20—day licence for cannabis oil. what happens after that, and to others, is unclear. simon jones, bbc news. let's get more now on our main story. the government is being urged to clarify plans to invest an additional £20 billion in the nhs in england each year by 2023. the prime minister suggested the rise would, in part, be funded by a so—called "brexit dividend". the plan would see the health service's budget rising by an average of 3.4% a year which is still less than the 3.7% average increase the nhs has had since 1948. during the thatcher and major years, the annual average real growth rate was 3.3%. that rose to 6% under tony blair and gordon brown. for the conservative and lib dem coalition government, it dropped to 1.1%.
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and the figure since david cameron and theresa may have been in charge has gone up to 2.3%. earlier our political correspondent, jonathan blake told me where the extra £20 billion in funding for the nhs is likely to come from. the prime minister said that it will be funded in part by depressive dividend. the money that uk spent on the eu, paying into the eu budget as a member. that money she says will be able to be spent elsewhere after we leave the european union. straightaway econmists piling in today saying that the brexit dividend does not exist because the government has already accounted for a lot of the money. that it spends on membership of the eu paying into the budget every year and also if you look at the broader picture, the amount of money the government will have available to it in the short term at least as a result of brexit is smaller, not bigger because of falling tax revenues, economic growth and other factors.
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little detail from the prime minster. she has said that the brexit dividend arguments about that side would be enough. we would have to contribute more as a country. what she means by that is that taxes will have to go up. we don't know where people will feel the pinch, or which taxes and by how much. she also hasn't ruled out borrowing more. borrowing to fund day—to—day spending on public services is something the government ruled out, or the conservative party ruled out in it's manifesto in the last general election. so that is politcally difficult for them do as well. we will get decisions from the chancellor and the prime minister at a much later time. and labour, how would they do it? what they what they said they would match with the government is saying, and they would and go further. we heard from the shadow health secretary that they would stick to the plan of reversing cuts to corporation tax
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and they would fund an increase in nhs spending with that. but they are also criticising the government's idea of the so—called brexit dividend saying that it was a hypothetical situation and that the government is misleading people by using that. how much is this announcement now down to being a sweetener ahead of a difficult week regarding bills in the commons to do with brexit? this has been a negotiation for a long time, weeks and months between the chancellor philip hammond and the treasury and nhs leaders. they were arguing for up to 4% to address the shortages in nhs and to improve it. treasury wanted to keep it we understand much lower than that and further down around 2%. it is somewhere in the middle. and the prime minister was clearly keen to make the announcement. she made an announcement earlier in the year that there would be a long—term plan for the nhs. it has fallen.
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whether by accident or design, this weekend ahead of a very important and a potentially difficult week for the prime minister and the government in the house of commons, the eu withdrawal bill is going back to the house of lords and will come back to the house of commons this week and there are key amendments there that supporters of brexit are keen to see got rid of but mps, conservative mps who are in close ties to the eu, are keen to see included in the bill. —— want close ties with the eu. which will allow parliament to have a say, more of a say, in the event of the government not reaching a deal with brussels. is this a way to keep brexiteers on the side, throwing them red meat? we will see. experts now fear it may not be possible to save the world—famous glasgow school of art, following the huge fire which devastated the site on friday. fire crews spent a second night at the scene, tackling the final pockets of the blaze. it's the second fire there in four years. catriona renton has been at the scene and has been speaking
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to the emergency services there. well, you will see that there is still very much a lot of activity happening here, still fighting, in firefighting mode, as the fire service say, and i'm joined by the chief officer, alasdair hay. alasdair, tell us what exactly is happening now, is it still burning in there? good morning, first of all i would like to echo the words of the first minister yesterday. this is heartbreaking to see such devastation of such an iconic building. we're still very much in a firefighting phase at this moment in time. we've extinguished the main fire, however there are still pockets. what our crews are doing in a technical term, they're turning over and they're dampening downjust to make sure there is no possibility of the fire flaring up and affecting any other properties within the vicinity. we've heard all these suggestions that it might not be restorable this time, what do you feel about that, are we anywhere near to being able to say that? we're still in the very early stages of tackling this incident. we've established a fire investigation team and the full
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facts and circumstances, they will work on that as we go through this week. but i really want to at this stage emphasise this has been a very difficult fire, the firefighters have been as always outstanding, supported by their colleagues within control but also i think i need to shout out to our partners police scotland, scottish ambulance service, the salvation army and in fact the people and the businesses of glasgow who have offered up their support to us. and it is really heartfelt from them and appreciated by our firefighters. obviously there are concerns for the structural safety of the building — is it likely to have anything demolished sooner rather than later, is there anything particularly unsafe at the moment? this is a heartbreaking incident. if we can take any solace from it, there has been no injuries. and what we want to absolutely avoid at this stage is for anybody to get injured. so we're being very cautious, we are working with our partners


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