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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11:00: two big employers in britain, airbus and bmw, issue stark warnings over the slow progress of brexit negotiations. the aerospace giant says it will have to reconsider its future if there's no deal. this is just this isjust a business person sitting here today explaining the risks we've evaluated for our business. i'm not a politician and rather than project via, this is dawning reality. —— project fear. president trump sparks another trade war escalation with europe as he threatens a 20% tariff on cars imported from the eu. 70 years after the ship the empire windrush arrived from the caribbean, a thanksgiving service at westminster abbey. so, we have a roundabout at the head. behind the wheel at last as saudi arabia prepares to lift the ban on women drivers on sunday. good evening, and
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welcome to bbc news. the aerospace giant airbus says it will reconsider its future investment in the uk, if britain leaves the eu single market and customs union without a deal. the company says the warning is not part of "project fear," but a "dawning reality." but downing street says it's confident that a good brexit deal will be put in place. airbus has 25 sites across the uk, employing more than 1a,000 people and contributing an estimated £7 billion to the british economy every year. their concerns today have been echoed by another major manufacturer here, bmw, which makes the mini.
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it has said that uncertainty could damage the uk's car industry. our business editor simon jack's report contains flashing images. on a mission to air its fears over brexit, the boss of airbus in the uk issued a stark warning over the consequences of any interruption to their supply chains. we're very fearful there will be chaos at the borders, and we want our factories to be able to operate as smoothly as possible. some politicians will say, "we've heard this all before, this is scaremongering, this is a reboot of project fear." this isjust a businessperson sitting here today explaining the risks we've evaluated for our business. i'm not a politician. rather than project fear, this is dawning reality. this wing—making factory in broughton, north wales, is the biggest of airbus‘s 25 uk sites and local people are worried. i've lived in broughton all my life, and it would be disastrous if they went, for the community. and it's notjust airbus, it's all the suppliers that supply them, isn't it, as well? airbus is not the only major manufacturer expressing concern about disruption to supplies.
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here at the mini factory in oxford, 270 trucks deliver millions of components every dayjust in time and in the right order to make one car every 67 seconds. mini's owner, bmw, says it needs clarity on future trade and border arrangements by this summer. if we don't get clarity in the next couple of months, we have to start making those contingency plans, which means investing money in systems that we might not need, in warehouses that might not be usable in the future. effectively, making the uk automotive industry less competitive than it is in a very competitive world right now. advanced manufacturing is a delicate, finely tuned business. minis may be made in the uk, but it's not as straightforward as that. when it comes to symbols of british manufacturing, it doesn't get much more iconic than this. but how british is a mini? well, the steering wheel is from romania,
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the front lights are from spain, the rear lights are from poland, the crankshaft is from france. and these components can go back and forth several times between here and the eu. in fact, of the components that go into this car, 60% come from the eu. you get a real picture of how it takes a continent to build a car. so why not simply source more parts here in the uk? there just isn't the uk supplier infrastructure here. 15 million cars produced in europe, 1.5 million here, the sourcing tends to be in europe because that's where the main factories doing this sort of business are. the government insisted it is listening to business and wants the same things from the negotiation. our intention is to avoid unnecessary frictions at the border, to avoid tariffs. we couldn't be clearer in terms of our understanding of what the economy needs, and that is to be able to continue to operate a sophisticated, modern, just—in—time production system. airbus and bmw have long harboured
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concerns over brexit. with nine months to go before we leave the eu, those concerns have turned to alarm. simon jack, bbc news. the row in america over immigrant children, separated from their parents at the border with mexico, shows little sign of abating. today donald trump accused democrats of making up what he called ‘phony‘ tales of suffering and said the us must maintain a ‘strong southern border‘. over 2,000 children have been removed from their families since mr trump's "zero tolerance" policy began in may. from el paso, on the border between texas and mexico, aleem maqbool reports. in a detention camp close to the mexican border, the us is holding children. we saw them being trooped between tents in single file. in many cases, they were
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separated from their parents by immigration officials. often their mothers and fathers, who themselves are in detention, have no idea where their children are. seven—year—old darwin from guatemala has finally been reunited with his mother, beata, after they were separated three weeks ago, even though beata said she followed all the rules in claiming asylum. "look at his face," she says, "he's so sad, but we'll be together now, and nothing will tear us apart." but this kind of reunion has so far been rare. the vast majority of parents and children separated under donald trump's controversial immigration policy remain in detention. lawyers say many have still had no communication with their children and have been given no information about their welfare or even location.
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receipts are given for people's property, and yet these individuals were not receiving anything in terms of a human being, their child. it is akin to kidnapping someone, when you take someone away from someone and don't give them any information whatsoever. this man says he fled honduras after getting death threats there, but when he came to the us earlier this month, his daughter, shown in these family photos, was taken from him. he is in prison, where we spoke to him by phone. he's desperate even just to speak to his daughter. translation: they didn't give me any explanation. the only thing they told me was, "you're going to be separated from your daughter." it really made me feel powerless, because imagine a little girl, eight years old, who is crying and clinging to your leg. never afraid of stirring things up, donald trump today decided not to focus on the families separated by his immigration rules, but relatives of those killed by illegal immigrants. they don't talk about the death and destruction caused by people
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that shouldn't be here, people that will continuously get into trouble and do bad things. for years, their pain was met with silence, their plight was met with indifference, but no more. this country's been dramatically split over border security. the president's new order that's meant to end family separations, signed under huge pressure, doesn't change that. president trump has also issued a warning on tariffs today. he's threatened to impose a 20% tariff on all cars imported from the european union, as the transatlantic trade war heats up. shares in european car makers fell sharply this afternoon after the president made the threat on twitter. the eu has just imposed tariffs on a range of american food stuffs and goods — in response to us tariffs on aluminium and steel.
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earlier i spoke to our new york business correspondent kim gittleson, and asked her if this threat from president trump was a new policy. so, the us announced it was launching an investigation into imports of cars from the european union in late may. they used the same rationale that they used for ta riffs same rationale that they used for tariffs on steel and aluminium which is known as a section 232 investigation, essentially investigating whether or not these imports from the eu are harming national security. when the president tweeted this out he is essentially saying this is what he hopes the government fines, he hopes the government finds there is a national security threat and as a result they would be justified in imposing these import arab is. initially we heard reports they were planning tariffs as high as 25%, this seems to imply 20%. either way it isa this seems to imply 20%. either way it is a significant escalation of trade tensions between the us and
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the eu, because as you mentioned today, that list of items that the eu is imposing tariffs on went into effect. this includes everything from harley—davidson motorcycles to orangejuice from from harley—davidson motorcycles to orange juice from the state of florida. if this tariff were to be imposed, would that fix america's car trade deficit? it is such a tricky question to answer, because for the most part the biggest exporters of cars to the us market, they come from canada and mexico. they don't come from many eu countries. so imposing tariffs on eu exports of cars to the united states is not going to fix that car deficit, and frankly, because of the way supply chains have changed over the past few decades, lots of those eu car manufacturers now manufacture ca i’s eu car manufacturers now manufacture cars here in the united states. in fa ct, cars here in the united states. in fact, the plant that produces the biggest volume of export cars in terms of value is a bmw plant. so
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imposing these tariffs would fundamentally disrupt the way that these cars travel across the world but it wouldn't necessarily fix or bring back manufacturing jobs to the united states. in fact, one estimate showed that if these tariffs were to go into effect it might create 90,000 manufacturing jobs but overall the net impact would be to reduce us unemployment i nearly triple the amount. in which case, and briefly if you could, quite why is he threatening this?|j and briefly if you could, quite why is he threatening this? i mean, we have a lot of sort of haphazard explanations. 0ne have a lot of sort of haphazard explanations. one of them has to do with the number of bmw's pcs on fifth ave outside of trump tower here in new york city. —— he sees on fifth ave. it may be something that will split rallied a manufacturing base here in the us. at again, it is unclear if it will actually go into effect. a service of thanksgiving has taken place at westminster abbey 70 years after hundreds of caribbean migrants landed in essex on the ship, the empire windrush.
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they came here to help rebuild post—war britain. but the government continues to face criticism, after some of the windrush generation and their descendants wrongly faced deportation. our community affairs correspondent adina campbell reports. gospel music. music from the kingdom gospel choir — a fitting tribute to mark 70 years since windrush migrants came over from the caribbean. more than 2000 guests were part of today's service at westminster abbey and two of them met for the very first time. you guys are the same age, on the same ship. alfred gardner and john richards, who are both 92 and from jamaica, were on empire windrush back in 1948. something like this, i mean... you know, make me feel we're still alive. and we're still doing well. everything looking right. other windrush migrants also settled here in bristol,
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a city with a deep—rooted caribbean community, which over the last 70 years, has grown and continues to remember the connection to the empire windrush. but a dark cloud continues to hang over the treatment of caribbean people since the windrush scandal came to light. we came here because we thought it was mother country. that's what we used to call it. we came here to help build the country up after the war smashed it to pieces. the unfortunate thing is, it backlashed on us. do you feel everyone is being treated with the same level of respect here? i would say the same level of disrespect. we are still having conversations about race, are we discriminated against because i am black, because i'm asian? it's not even really about sending people back where they came from, it's about somebody somewhere having targets and numbers. the older generation, they can see change because they know how hard it was when they came here.
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but i think for us that were born here, we haven't seen much change because the same issues we were facing in school or in the workplace, or when we're on the road going to the shop. and today's service also reflected the same sentiments. to be black and british is a political task for everyone. as britain adjusts to the possibilities of an unknown future, we must consider not only what windrush means for us together today, but what windrush might come to mean in 2088. # london is the place for me #. there will now be an annual windrush day, brought in by a government when it realised the shame of the way people were being treated. amid the hope, there still remains uncertainty for many. adina campbell, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news:
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airbus and bmw issue stark warnings over the slow progress of brexit negotiations. the aerospace giant says it will have to reconsider its future if there's no deal. president trump threatens 20% tariffs on all european cars going into the united states, as the trade dispute escalates. 70 years after the migrants arrived on the hms windows, a services held at west mr are the. ‘a storm in a teacup'. that's what boris becker has called a new row over whether his diplomatic passport for the central african republic is genuine. the tennis star, declared bankrupt last year, is being pursued in the high court in london. his lawyers are claiming he has immunity from proceedings because of his diplomatic status. but now the republic's foreign minister says the passport is a fake. james robbins reports. he has done it! astonishing scene is
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33 summers ago. at 17 boris becker became the youngest wimbledon champion ever. here is a man who has made a fairy story come true. battir, 1985, boris becker made his first million. but fast forward to last year and he was declared bankrupt. —— that year. in april this year the tennis star was photographed with the president of the central african republic. boris becker announced his appointment as a diplomat, the sport and cultural cachet to the eu. his lawyers claimed that the passport gives immunity from court proceedings. now the country's foreign minister is claiming that passport is a fake. translation: the signature of the minister at the bottom of the passport is not genuine. annie seel stamp of the ministry is not the right one. therefore, based on that,
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we immediately conclude that this is a false passport. but the former champion rejects that. boris becker has told andrew maher...” champion rejects that. boris becker has told andrew maher. .. i have received this passport from the ambassador, i have spoken to the president on many occasions, it was an official inauguration. i believe the documents they are giving me must be right. and responding to a new threat by the central african republic to extradite into stranraer... republic to extradite into stranraer. .. i am happy republic to extradite into stranraer... i am happy any republic to extradite into stranraer. .. i am happy any time soon stranraer. .. i am happy any time soon to visit the capital and speak to the people about how we can move forward and resolve this misunderstanding and confusion. this was wimbledon last year. a 35—year—old dominating tennis. was wimbledon last year. a 35-year-old dominating tennis. boris becker, the commentator, insists he will be back there next month as usual. james robbins, bbc news. creditors have agreed house of fraser can go ahead with more than 30 store closures as part of a rescue plan. it'll mean the loss of 6000 jobs — mostly from in store staff. the earmarked stores,
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including the flagship on london's oxford street, are expected to stay open until early next year. former tv presenterjohn leslie has been cleared of sexually assaulting a women who was celebrating her hen night in edinburgh. the 53—year—old had been accused of putting his hand down the women's trousers while the pair were dancing in a nightclub lastjune. he denied the allegation and after a 2—day trial, a sheriff found the case against mr leslie not proven. the church of england should carry out a fresh review of alleged child sexual abuse cases in seven dioceses. that's according to sir roger singleton, the author of a highly critical report into the way the church handled a review of abuse cases, in 2010. sir roger's report has just been published, several weeks earlier than planned, following an investigation by the bbc. he found that the church had botched its inquiry. it discovered just 13 cases of abuse, despite reviewing more than 40,000 files. donna birrell reports. the church of england's handling of
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sexual abuse claims is under intense scrutiny. survivors claim failures by the church to accurately record the number of abuse allegations in 2010 may have led to abuses continuing unchecked. and they claimed most survivors were denied the chance to give evidence. the response of the church to survivors, epping, has been wholly inadequate. i think there has been a sense of paralysis, almost, on the part of the church, not quite knowing how to deal with it. they are seeing the survivors is the problem. in his report this morning, sir roger singleton said the 2010 past cases review failed to reflect the true extent of the issues which needed to be addressed and that it was not com pletely be addressed and that it was not completely conferencing. so, in other words, the church's mishandling of the past cases review may have enabled abuse to continue.
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it may have done. i have to say, there is little evidence that we found to suggest that has happened, but i agree that is a possibility. it comes as an independent enquiry is currently looking at the way the anglican church handled abuse claims. it has seen e—mails showing discussions within the church about which cases should be recorded. other documents highlight serious cases which didn't make it through to the final report, after confusion about the criteria of who to include. alleged cases left out include. alleged cases left out include a cleric who was addicted to pornography and another said to have an obsessional interest in satanic ritual abuse. we found no evidence whatsoever of a deliberate intention on the part of the church to mislead. however, what the church did do was that it now wrote the criteria for reporting in a way
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which didn't communicate the full nature of the concerned —— narrowed. the church said criticisms have been taken very seriously and acted upon. does this morning it has announced new proposals to improve its safeguarding, including a independently chaired survivors panel and options to redress past cases. donna birrell, bbc news. history will be made in saudi arabia on sunday, when its ban on women driving is lifted. the move is part of a series of changes in the deeply conservative kingdom. campaigners say that despite the end of the ban, saudi women continue to be treated like second class citizens. from riyadh, orla guerin reports. so, we have a roundabout up ahead. in the driving seat, at last. saudi women, still fully covered, but preparing to hit the open road. this tutor, who has spent years in the uk, provides plenty of reassurance.
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everyone is terrified from roundabouts. do you remember? yeah. you were terrified, now you can do it. it's easy. this is a very new image of saudi arabia having women at the wheel. and it's a picture the authorities are happy for the world to see. but change here is tightly controlled, it's directed from the top and it's the authorities who set the pace. especially the saudi crown prince, mohammed bin salman, whose image is hard to miss here. he's a self—styled reformer, but critics say hidden from view, there's a darker picture. leading women's rights activists have recently been jailed, including loujain al?hathloul, a public face of the driving campaign. she's seen here in 2014, daring to defy the ban. this should have been a moment of celebration.
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instead, it is a bittersweet moment for the women's rights activists who have been fighting for this reform for almost three decades now. they remain now, behind bars, silenced or enforced into self—exile. so this is this point, this is not the biggest one... but many saudi women are focused on new freedom and some on new wheels, like nadia. oh, it smells nice. the leather smells nice. when car shopping in the past, she only checked out the back seat. every time i bought a car i had a tear in my eye thinking, oh my god i'm not i going to be driving it. it's the driver who's going to have the first step on it. and that kind of use to break my heart because it's my money, my car, i want to be able to be the first one to drive it out from the showroom back to the house.
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that never happened. now it is happening. the change here is not cosmetic, it's aimed at getting more women into the workforce and diversifying the oil reliant economy. but saudi women hope it will also fuel the slow move towards equality. orla guerin, bbc news, riyadh. "we were just doing ourjob". the words of the two police officers who were first on the scene of the salisbury nerve agent attack. they were called to help sergei and yulia skripal, who they found on a park bench. the officers, along with detective sergeant nick bailey, today met prince charles and the duchess of cornwall, who were in the city to thank the emergency services and others caught up in the aftermath. peter cooke reports. a message to the world that salisbury is safe and open for business. today, the duke and duchess of cornwall walked through where sergei and yulia skripal were found semiconscious on the 14th of march. after greeting hundreds of
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well—wishers, they spent time those closest to be nerve agent attack. for the first time we had from the two officers who were first on the scene. a routine call to a couple slumped on a bench. that is not out of the ordinary. and then from a riding until now it has obviously got bigger and bigger. -- arriving. it was not what we expected. but we did what any of our colleagues would have done. we try to make sure everyone was safe and see if we could save lives if we possibly could. did what anyone else would have done. officials are at pains to say that the city is on the road to recovery, but six sites remain behind gordons and are still to be decontaminated. today's visit will contain a boost to the local economy. it has been quiet since everything happen. hopefully it will give it the boost that is needed for some. hundreds of special are still investigating this attack. today the city was able to show it is slowly getting back to normal —— specialists. it's a celebration of culture,
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innovation and design in the north of england. the great exhibition of the north, which has just got under way tonight, will last for 80 days. thousands of people are lining the banks of the river tyne to watch as it's launched with a spectacular night time show. our arts editor will gompertz reports. welcome to our future and all she endows... this man, reading his latest poem from the gateshead millennium bridge. this is the backbone of britain. and they say it is cold. it is a rallying cry, an invitation, a love letterfrom him to you to come and see the great exhibition of the north. the great exhibition of the north signifies and shows the change that's happened. people come to manchester as they come to newcastle it is not the place
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i remember 30 years ago. and it is not and it needs to be written large in the culture and the mindset of britain. there is no single venue for this great exhibition, a £30 million multisite, three—month event, which organisers say has something for everybody, from street art, to street dance. the turner prize shortlisted artist, michael dean has put on a politically charged show, it is a stark reflection on the realities of poverty and homelessness. i don't like to use expensive materials. i use materials out of fear that i will have to go back to living on a council estate with no means of supporting myself, other than scrabbling for jobs or looking for hand—outs. so you can still make art when you have nothing. it is fair to say not everybody is fully aware of this great exhibition. i honestly don't know much about it. does the north need a great
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exhibition? i don't know, i think the north is great as it is. it is great they are doing it in the northern area. it brings people to newcastle to see how beautiful it actually is. the discovery museum is home to a local celebrity. robert stephenson's famous rocket is a star attraction and fine example of the sort of pioneering northern activity the exhibition monster showcase, from the past to the present. look at the northern women around you now. shout about, appreciate them. it is notjust about history, being able to carbon date them. time for a look at the weekend weather now. the warming of our weather gathers pace this weekend ahead of a heatwave next weekend where temperatures will be expected to reach near 30 celsius. plenty of sunshine to come this weekend. quite hazy during saturday. the further
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north you are in scotland during saturday you are likely to be seen rain. the circulation of the wind around and area of high pressure moving in across the uk over the next few days, the warmer colours coming away as the temperatures had up. a chill in the airfirst thing saturday morning, widely into single figures. clear whether to begin the day. already in the far north of scotla nd day. already in the far north of scotland more clout, more breeze, and some outbreaks of rain, particularly into the northern isles, north of the mainland. there will be more cloud around for many of asked on saturday. the soldier quite hazy. temperatures are heading higher. you'll notice that across southern part of the uk during saturday. more for parts of the weekend on sunday. saturday night and sunday morning, cloud around, brain into shetland, clearing away
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early sunday. elsewhere clear skies. some will be dipping into single figures, more of us won't be. right across the uk, this area of high pressure on sunday. across the board we are expecting it to be dry. clearer skies, more in the way of sunshine. a little hazy in places, more especially through southern parts during sunday. plenty of sunshine, very light winds, and look at the temperatures. into the low 20s. those temperatures are set to get a bit higher. looking at monday, again, plenty of sunshine. for many of us there be a cloud in the sky. high uv of us there be a cloud in the sky. high uv and very high pollen levels in places. the temperatures for more of us getting into the mid—20s and even upper 20s for some, as we go through the week.


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