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this is bbc news. the headlines at 7pm. 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. hundreds of migrants who were rescued off the coast of libya eight days ago, arrive in spain. experts warn the glasgow school of art may have to be demolished after being gutted by fire. and joy for mexico, but dispair for the holders germany in the world cup. commentator: shoots! that goalfrom hirving lozano was enough to consign the germans
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to their first defeat in an opening game of a world cup since 1982. and now the braziliansjoin the party, the tournament favourites have just kicked off against switzerland, and at 7:30, we'll have a full world cup round—up in sportsday. good evening and welcome to bbc news. theresa may has announced a funding boost for the nhs in england, saying it will receive an extra £20 billion a year by 2023. it'll be partly paid for by what would have been future contributions to the eu budget. but she's being urged to clarify exactly where the money will come from, given uncertainty over whether there will be any extra funds available
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to the government at that time. the prime minister also left open the suggestion of more taxation, saying the country would contribute more to the nhs. here's our health editor, hugh pym. pat it dry. the nhs 24 seven. agb today seeing a patient today. the question is how much money will the service —— service needed future decades for the growing and ageing population wasilla had a that and make sure it is right. the prime minister has tried to answer that with a five—year plan partly pay for by money saved after brexit. that will be through the brexit dividend the fact that we will no longer be spending vast amounts of money every year to the eu once we leave the eu. and we as a country would be contributing a bit more. in terms of the improvements we want to see, but wa nt to the improvements we want to see, but want to see improvements in
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performance issues that matter today, a&e, waiting times. but we also wants to see improved survival rates for cancer. we have a big group for many. the boss of one leading hospital reflected the views of most service leaders welcomes new funding announcement. people may say we need more money and career much behind in terms of budget. i think it isa behind in terms of budget. i think it is a substantial increase in the budget for the nhs and it certainly will help us and our patients. between 2014 and 2016 under this government, health spending rose by 2.3%a year government, health spending rose by 2.3% a year above inflation. nhs england will receive an average of three perfor england will receive an average of three per for percent a year for five years. that will mean £20 billion more by 2023. on top of the current budget of £115 billion. but think tanks the call of 4% a year to improve services say the plan fell short. it is not enough on its own
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to either tackle the backlog of waiting lists, improve cancer or mental health. so if we want any improvements in those areas, something else has to give. today's funding allocation is for front line nhs services in england what hospital care. it does not cover either public health with prevention initiatives or training of nurses and doctors. those budgets will not be innocent of the autumn. and it does uncover social care. the government says will have to wait for further announcements on that. extra funding for scotland, wales and northern ireland will be made available as a result of the new plan. though it won't be until later this year that the detailed picture for all health will become clear. —— spending will become clear. it's likely that the extra money for the health service will come from taxation, increased borrowing and according to the prime minister, from a ‘brexit dividend', money saved from eu membership costs. 0ur political correspondent alex forsyth told us more. theresa may said leaving the eu may
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mean... money for the health service. that made the brexit backers in her party pretty happy. borisjohnson backers in her party pretty happy. boris johnson tweeted backers in her party pretty happy. borisjohnson tweeted to say it is fantastic news taking back control. but not all tories feel the same. 0ne prominent backbencher, doctor sarah wallerstein said... the idea ofa sarah wallerstein said... the idea of a brexit dividend was tosh and was treating the public light. because we will still be paying into the evening but —— eu budget for some time and there is an exit bill to settle. leading economists to be certainly sceptical. the idea there isa certainly sceptical. the idea there is a brexit dividend is pure fiction. it is a pure matter of arithmetic. there will be no extra money in four years' time because of the financial arrangement we have come with the european union in any case. and more importantly, the government has already accepted that
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the public finances will be weakened to the tune of at least £15 billion a year, not strengthened as a result of brexit. this contentious pledge from the referendum campaign is still causing controversy now. the prime minister suggesting this promise will be exceeded but as i get so about how. tax rises are expected, not traditional tory policy and so far no detail. we don't know where it is coming from. maybe a bit of tax increase and a brexit dividend that not many economists believe in. if this was me, they would be saying this is a magic money tree. this is a magic and money for spare bringing forth. no certainty whatsoever. probers the tories are undeterred. we pay on average about £10 billion to the eu. that is an amount of money that goes from the uk to the eu. 0nce that is an amount of money that goes from the uk to the eu. once we leave the eu, we will not be paying that amount of money. after our departure so that is a really good benefit we should all be welcoming. in truth,
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whether there will be a dividend in the long term will depend on how brexit affects the economy. in the short term, the prime minster has to speu short term, the prime minster has to spell out how she will fund this boost for nhs england and the politics are almost as important as the economics. theresa may is talking about the benefits of brexit iof talking about the benefits of brexit i of another difficult week in parliament that will please present here tories but alienate others. she is trying to keep the balance in her party and now has to balance the books too. doctor chaand nagpaul is the chair of the british medical association council. hejoins me via webcam from central london. thank you forjoining us today. bma have described this rejection of cash as refreshing. this is still feel the same? cash as refreshing. this is still feelthe same? it is cash as refreshing. this is still feel the same? it is refreshing that the government has finally understood that the nhs needs funding after months of denial. but it certainly is not a cash bonanza
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and we need to be realistic of what it is likely to achieve which is to ease some pressure, but not looking at the detail going to be enough. to meet the proper needs of the nhs. you have been calling for urgent and substantial increases in funding so you're saying this amount of money will make no difference or doesn't have a short and long—term benefits? of course any significant sum of money will have a difference. it will ease pressures. but what we should be cooking for is an nhs that can meet the needs of the population. it certainly will not close the gap between what we spend on health and what the average eu nation spends on health. we will still be short. whilst it is welcome, it will not solve the problems of the nhs in their entirety. what is important for the public to understand that. we have an additional issue that we don't understand the details around this funding where it will be coming from, there is a lot of promise around the brexit dividend but our
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own analysis in the bma shows that the meeting brexit will have a cost to the nhs. there also is of agreements that would need to be paid for such as research agreements we have between the uk and european nations and medicine regulations for example. so, we need to see the detail and it is certainly not something i would say will solve the nhs‘s problems. in any more money will help the pressures nhs. what is the biggest spectacle into your self and you have done a lot analysis. what is the biggest factor affecting the future of the nhs as reflected by the way society is going, the direction society is going? we know we have a much older population with multiple medical problems. that was not factored in. a workforce planning ten years ago. we has seen an increase in nhs budget over the last decade that has been just over 196, last decade that has been just over
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1%, well short of what was needed. so we're starting from a very impoverished situation. even if we we re impoverished situation. even if we were not to increase expenditure, that isn't the same as making up for what we have not spent for many now. certainly the there is the demand of an older population. there is also the problem we have gotten out that we don't have enough doctors. we are at the bottom of the latter in europe in the numbers of doctors we have. we don't have enough beds, we are training europe in the number of hospital beds —— trailing europe and the number of hospital beds for patients stopped there is also the issue of social care because looking after the population now requires capacity in social care. we have got to look at that and today's announcement does not address that need. thank you very much indeed. with me is andy cowper, editor of health policy insight. thank you, you have been listening to all the pieces we have just been broadcasting. and it was a brexit
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dividend that really got you going. yes, the brexit dividend does not exist. the officer put the responsibility which uses the figures from the government's treasury to forecast the economy and says that brazil will cost the british economy 15 a £15.4 billion in totality in terms of the lost future revenue with future trade of eu countries. just the costs of changing our infrastructure so we become a that is outside the eu, those costs are all over the place. whether it is medicine regulation to border control and a very wide range. so what does that had to do with this suggestion that the nhs is getting a brexit bonus? this suggestion is essentially bogus it is fiction. the nhs is currently in deficit to an actual tune of about £4 billion. it has acquired a deficit of under £1 billion. but there has been significant massaging of the financial figures to achieve
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that. and basically there has been a lot of encouragement to nhs organisations not to tell it as it is around the financiers. so the best estimates i have been taken from colleagues who are experts in nhs economics is that the nhs is probably an quite urgent need of about £10 billion of spending to cover things like gaps in the workforce, to cover back log maintenance problems. there is about £5 billion of unspent backlogged maintenance across the entire nhs. 0ne maintenance across the entire nhs. one of the things that the nhs has been doing to balances budgets is moving capital funding, funding been doing to balances budgets is moving capitalfunding, funding to maintain and develop an repair hospitals and nhs buildings of all kind. it has been moving that into revenue budgets to make sure it can pay its staff and suppliers and keep the lights on. sol pay its staff and suppliers and keep the lights on. so i am afraid that the lights on. so i am afraid that the prime minister in asserting there is a brexit bonus is... is virtually at war with reality. very
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quickly, another asked that of transforming the —— aspect of tra nsfer transforming the —— aspect of transfer the nhs, jerry hunter spoke about technology. what you make of that? it is a big enthusiasm mr hunt's and there are areas where the nhs could make some progress by using technology more ably and fully. 0ne using technology more ably and fully. one of the challenges is to retrain staff and use that technology to get the best value out of it takes time and money. and you need to work out how you will change the nhs‘s system to get the most out of any new technologies that could be introduced. thank you very much for that. and we'll find out how this story and many others are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30pm this evening in the papers. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are rob merrick, deputy political editor at the independent and ruth lea, economic adviser at arbuthnot banking group. hope you can join
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hope you canjoin us hope you can join us for that. more than 600 migrants rescued from the mediterranean, and turned away by italy and malta, have arrived in spain. three boats, including the aquarius, which first picked the group up off the coast of libya, have now docked in the port of valencia. 0ur europe correspondent, damian grammaticas is there. the hundreds who were onboard the aquarius and the two italian coast guard ships escorting and have now been off would here today. —— off—loaded here. but the story of this boat is advise the deep divisions in europe about how to tackle migration and it was a week—long search that brought the aquarius looking for a safe port here as they did only early this morning. from the queers, the first sight this morning of spain. it's week—long —— the aquarius, it's odyssey across the mediterranean and and. finally in valencia was a poor prepared to welcome the ship. there was a moment ofjoy for those on
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board. they were rescued from the seas off libya and because of them italy and malta had turned the aquarius away. 0nly spain stepped in and saying countries should provide those in distress a safe haven. by taking in this book, spain's new socialist government wants to show that a new type of migration policy for europe as possible. 0ne that a new type of migration policy for europe as possible. one where you can both control your borders and respect human rights. italy did provide to coast guard ships to help aquarius transport the 630 people to spain. from the number, 80 women and 100 children. some making the risky journey with families that many unaccompanied. spain will not give them all free medical care and a 45 day permit to stay while they watch asylu m day permit to stay while they watch asylum claims. italy says it will continue to prevent all private rescue boats from using its ports.
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if italy is going to refuse to entry, are you going to continue to pick people up out of the sequence about as long as people are dying and we saw only a few days ago another 12 deaths in that part of the mediterranean. also people died here in the south of spain, so as long as the continues, we do not have a choice. this groupthink the rescu e rs have a choice. this groupthink the rescuers before stepping onto european soil. it's the dream for so many. helping to deal with it is dividing europe more than ever. welljoining you now from valencia is hassiba hadj sahraoui who's a humanitarian affairs adviser for medecins sans frontieres — also known as doctors without borders. thank you forjoining us here at bbc news. just tell us what is going on with the 630 migrants at the moment? as your correspondent explained, they were slowly getting out of the boat after they arrived at this
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morning in valencia. the priority for us was to transport —— transfer our patients to the spanish authorities. we had been making contact with them ahead of our arrival. and the priority today and in the coming days is to ensure that the pregnant women, the people affected by the and people who needed to be sedated and had pulmonary —— pulmonary respiratory problems are able to get medical care. social services are involved as well as you and agencies. in particular the high commission of refugees. as your correspondent mentioned, unaccompanied minors, some of them are extremely vulnerable and have been exposed to very high level violence either at home in countries such as eritrea or south sudan where people have been fleeing the civil war or in libya where everybody has to go through
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and which can be extremely difficult for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. you are describing pretty harrowing stories there, what do you make of the whole situation and what is your group make of that one of the reasons as fact we went to libya is because we heard the stories. and because people were drowning in european countries where people were trying to push the responsibility on each other. this is why we started at c. what impact has all of this had on other search and rescue missions in the area? the aquarius has effectively been put out of action. what impact has that had under team of doctors? that's exactly the problem is that being allocated a port of safety so far away from the demarcation although we are grateful to spain, it means that we are not off the coast of libya and people are still trying to cross and people are still drowning. in 2018 alone, some 500 people have
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died using the area from libya into the mediterranean. what is clear is the mediterranean. what is clear is the political crisis we have experienced this week had been carefully orchestrated in order to put the spotlight on a failure and broken assignment system that needs to be addressed and front—line countries such as italy or greece can't be left alone responding to the challenge of migrants and refugees arriving to europe and being the only ones to fight for them. normally you would see 1-2 days on a rescue mission. you were at sea in the aquarius and other buzz as well for a lot longer. what sort of pressures did you face? we have been at sea for eight days. that is eight days for people in a not very comfortable boat, let's face it. this is a search and rescue boat, not a passenger boat. bad
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weather conditions, a lot of people we re weather conditions, a lot of people were sick including this poor mother having to throw up and to breast—feed at the same time. a lot of cruelty that was not necessary has been imposed on these people. when it comes to what is the future, we are not very clear. we are determining to continue to remain at sea as determining to continue to remain at sea as people are taking that journey and as long as we don't have search and rescue capacity, sufficient search and rescue. it is a much broader political issue. thank you so much. thank you for your time. you are watching bbc news. it is 7:20pm. 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
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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 a little earlier our political correspondent jessica parker gave us more detail on the story. sir christopher chope as we know, objects to the procedure of private members' bill, he thinks they lack proper scrutiny in the house of commons, there are not many mps 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 and theresa may
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supports as well. she has been speaking on the andrew marr show. i think that upskirting is invasive, it's degrading, it's offensive. and what i'm going to do in response to what happened is to ensure that we... that bill was blocked. we're going to take the bill that was blocked, the legislation that was blocked and put it through in government time. jessica parker. 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.
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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 as soon as possible, 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
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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 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. 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".
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he says he's looking at how to give officers more powers to chase moped thieves. two days after a second major fire in four years swept through the glasgow school of art, some experts have suggested that the building may need to be demolished. at the scene, fire crews are continuing to tackle the final pockets of the blaze. alexandra mackenzie reports. an airy stillness has replaced the fla mes an airy stillness has replaced the flames and acrid smoke. the splendour of the macintosh building is left devastated by fire. residents that are most those distraught by what has happened. when you see something like that, it is like, i am heartbroken. when you see something like that, it is like, iam heartbroken. i when you see something like that, it is like, i am heartbroken. i am heartbroken. because now it's a... its ashes. 0nly ashes inside. and it's really... after four years
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again... it's unbelievable. it's unbelievable. this is very much in ongoing operation. the firefighters behind me are making sure there are no pockets of fire that could reignite and cause further damage. they say they are doing everything they can to save the building. but due to the intensity of the blaze, some fear it may need to be demolished cybele the mark been such a —— the mac been such a global recognise building of significance this are probably have a bit more deliberation for the kind that said —— position. deliberation for the kind that said -- position. but the consensus over the last 24 hours are saying that it may not be the case. for now the future of the building remains very uncertain. alexander mackenzie, bbc news, glascow. a father and son from leeds have died when they were searching for scrap metal yesterday morning. the men are believed to have been
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trawling the bottom of a canal with a magnet to find metal objects in the water. police divers recovered their bodies from a canal near huddersfield. mexico's surprise 1—0 win over world cup favourites germany has had one surprising repercussion. an artificial earthquake in mexico city. according to the institute of geological and atmospheric research, celebrations in mexico's capital after hirving lozano's winning goal were so loud that they caused an artificial earthquake. it's believed the earthquake sensors registered tremors due to mass jumping up and down in celebration. here's the weather. after a quiet weekend for most of us, there are changes on the way in the coming days. —— cloudy weekend.
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in the south of the country it will warm up quite somatically turning quite hot. however in the north, it is going to remain unsettled and there is further rain on the way. this is what it looks like in the short—term. still a lot of clout in the first part of the night and then towards the early hour of monday, the skies start to clear across many western and northern of the country. but still be cloudy in the morning there in east anglia and the southeast. early in the morning a lot of us will have sunshine before the clouds thicken a bit more. so western air strikes should be fairly cloudy and as few spots of drizzle there. —— air should cloudy and as few spots of drizzle there. —— airshould be. as cloudy and as few spots of drizzle there. —— air should be. as a go through tuesday and wednesday, the warmth will be in place across the book of england and wales. but scotla nd book of england and wales. but scotland and northern ireland remained on the core site. —— cool site. this is bbc news, our latest headlines. the prime minister announces an extra £20 billion a year in real terms for the nhs, labour says it's not enough. we are making the nhs our priority.
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we are putting a significant amount of extra money into it and we need to make sure that money is spent wisely. we are saying it can go further and if the government made the taxation changes we are prepared to make we can be giving more to the nhs and labour will be spending more on the nhs than the tories. hundreds of migrants rescued off the libyan coast have now arrived in spain. their plight had sparked a row between european union member states over who should've accepted them. there are fears that the glasgow school of art, which was ravaged by a fire on friday night, may have to be knocked down.
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