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two years since the eu referendum, cabinet ministers insist the uk is prepared to walk away from brexit talks without a deal. the prime minister has always said that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed and that no deal will be better than a bad deal andi deal will be better than a bad deal and i think it's essential, as we enter the next phase of the negotiations, that the european union understands that. anti—brexit campaigners prepare to march in london to demand a vote on the final deal. ethiopia's new prime minister condemns an attack on a huge rally where he'd been speaking, calling it an attempt to undermine the country's unity. in sport, we'll have a full round up of last night's world cup action, including switzerland's victory against serbia. also coming up, tackling the devastating impact of plastic pollution. sir david attenborough launches a new campaign and says he's been astonished by the response to the blue planet series. and the dateline london panel discuss the latest on brexit and take a closer look at the migration crisis — that's in half an hour here on bbc news. good morning and
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welcome to bbc news. senior cabinet ministers have stressed the uk is still prepared to walk away from brexit talks without a deal. on the second anniversary of the referendum vote, the international trade secretary, liam fox, told the bbc that theresa may was "not bluffing" about her threat to quit the negotiations. he was speaking ahead of a march later by campaigners in favour of a vote on any final brexit deal. the event is being organised by the organisation people's vote, and speakers will include lib dem leader vince cable, the conservative former minister anna soubry, and labour's david lammy. we'll have more on this afternoon's march in a moment, but first, let's hear some of that interview from our political editor laura kuenssberg with the international trade secretary liam fox.
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the prime minister has always said that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed and that no deal would be better than a bad deal. and i think it is essential, as we enter the next phase of the negotiations, that the european union understands that and believes it. and believes she might be ready to leave the negotiating table and say, this is impossible because you're not listening? i think it has added credibility because if we were to leave, the economic impact on a number of european countries would be severe. countries like ireland, the netherlands, belgium, would really feel the impact of that and that cannot be what the european union 27 actually want to see. this, ultimately, has to be about an economic and a people's brexit, not a bureaucrats‘ brexit. do you think theresa may would be serious then about walking away? i think our negotiating partners would not be wise if they believed that the prime minister was bluffing.
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so we are now nearly two years on from the instruction, as you put it, that came from the british people. how much do you really think the government has been able to achieve? i think we have achieved a great deal. when we look back to the pre—referendum period and we were told that we were facing some sort of economic armageddon if we voted to leave the eu — we were told that unemployment would rise, the economy would go into recession, that our investors would desert us. what has happened? we have actually added 600,000 jobs to the economy, we have record levels of employment, a ao—year low in unemployment. last year saw more foreign direct investment projects into the uk than any year in our history and last year saw more tech investment come to london than the whole of germany, france, spain and ireland combined. so the picture has been one of international confidence in the fundamentals of the uk economy. but our economy is growing far more slowly than most others in the eurozone, most others in the western world. we can trade statistics backwards and forwards
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but there is still a huge amount of concern, a huge amount of anxiety that the uncertainties of brexit are weighing very heavily on the economy. the uk is still the number one destination in europe for investment over the past year. so whatever is being said domestically — and yes, there may well be some decisions that are being postponed until we see the picture emerging from the european negotiation itself — but in terms of the fundamentals of the uk economy, it is very clear that overseas investors have given us a very big vote of confidence. but you say there is uncertainty because people are waiting for european decisions but also businesses are waiting for british positions. we are two years on here, there is no clarity in the cabinet over which model of customs we are going to pursue after we leave the european union and after the implementation period. well, we will go to thejune counsel and to the october counsel and we will set out what exactly is the united kingdom's position on that. by which point it will be more
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than two years after the vote before you're even going to say what you want. well, i have always thought that most of the actual negotiation would get done closer to the point of exit rather than early on in the process. no big negotiations get settled early on in the process. would you be able to, as the international trade secretary, accept the idea of staying in the single market for goods? that would not be acceptable to me for two reasons. first of all it would imply the acceptance of free movement of people which i think was rejected by the public in the referendum. and secondly it is likely to mean oversight by the european court. let's take a look at what's happened since 23rd june 2016. david cameron resigned the day after the vote, and theresa may became conservative party leader and prime minister. she waited nine months before triggering article 50 of the eu governing treaty, which started the clock ticking on the process for the uk's departure. injune last year, the uk
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and the eu begun the formal negotiations on the withdrawal. a couple of weeks after theresa may's decision to call an election backfired, as the conservatives lost seats with labour making gains. late last year, the eu agreed to move on to the second phase of negotiations after an agreement was reached on the brexit "divorce bill", and eu citizens‘ rights. on wednesday, in a moment described as crucial by the government, the brexit bill passed through parliament. and looking ahead to 31st october, the deadline set by the eu's chief negotiator michel barnier on the negotiations to allow the 27 other eu countries time to sign off the deal. mps will also get to vote on the final deal in parliament before 29 march 2019. and then on that day, the uk ends its membership of the european union at 11 o'clock and enters a transition period. so a long way still to go and negotiations still to take place. 0ur political editor laura kuenssberg has been speaking
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to the international trade secretary liam fox. we can speak to our news correspondent charlotte gallagher, who's in central london. charlotte, tell us about the march thatis charlotte, tell us about the march that is due to take place from lunchtime. yes, john, the march does not start until 1pm from pall mall. but already a steady stream of people have begun to arrive, some holding eu flags, some wrapped in them, many wearing t—shirt of anti—brexit slogans. the march will start at 1pm anti—brexit slogans. the march will start atipm and anti—brexit slogans. the march will start at 1pm and will move its way down to parliament square where there will be a rally with speeches from the actor tony robinson, the campaignerjean miller, and the mp caroline lucas and david lammy and a petition launched on the stage calling for there to be a people's vote. basically another referendum on brexit, not on whether we leave the eu, but on the final deal
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presented by theresa may. we are expecting big crowds here today, up to maybe 100,000, maybe more, and i'm joined by one of the organisers, the executive director of open britain, james mccrory. is it too late, two yea rs britain, james mccrory. is it too late, two years on from the boat? not at all, the opposite. look around you, it's a glorious day for the march, we are expecting thousands of people to take to the streets and people are angry the government are making a mess of brexit, that new facts and come to light since the referendum like the £40 billion divorce bill and they feel promises made about more money for the nhs are not going to be capped and that's why you will see tens of thousands of ordinary people from all over the country from every walk of life marching in parliament and asking for a people's vote on the final brexit deal. you are calling for a people's vote on the brexit deal but are you wanting to stop a brexit? is that the ideal aim for you? ultimately, the question will be far elected representatives
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in parliament to decide on my own view is it should be a choice between leaving with a deal the government negotiates or staying in the european union. but the most important thing is not decided just by 650 politicians in westminster. brexit is that "it should include 65 million of us in the country and that's why people are marching for a people's vote. boris johnson, david davis, liam fox, been very vocal today talking brexit and saying how wonderful it is going to be for the country. do you think they are listening to you mccrory is it too far gone at this point?|j listening to you mccrory is it too far gone at this point? i don't think david davis and borisjohnson are listening at the moment i think tables set up and take notice when they see how angry people are about they see how angry people are about the mess we are making a brexit. it's all very well for them to say brexit is going to be brilliant, but they can't even agree amongst themselves, two years on, they are still squabbling amongst themselves about basic issues like our future trading agreements with our largest
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trading agreements with our largest trading partner and the basic questions like the irish border. they have made a total fist of it are not trying to sideline parliament, silence people and we've seen tens of thousands of people on the streets saying it's not good enough and we want a people's vote. the march will start at 1pm and then moved down to parliament square. there's also going to be a pro brexit march starting from another area and the police are keen to say they're going to keep protesters apart at this point, but we will have continuing coverage as it goes on through the day. charlotte gallagher, thanks very much. let's take a look at these pictures from turkey, where the main opposition candidate is holding a meeting. a big turnout there for the party standing and rivalling, trying to unseat president erdogan. this is supporters of the governing party in
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turkey until president erdogan took control. he's been in office as prime minister and now in the last year or prime minister and now in the last year 01’ so as a prime minister and now in the last year or so as a president with extended powers, getting on for 15 yea rs extended powers, getting on for 15 years for the best rallies organised by the main opposition candidate. they've actually come together and started attacking each other in order to combine their forces because they don't believe resident ed gamba presents a majority of opinion any more. they accept it was hugely popular but think he's less so can hugely popular but think he's less so can be beaten. their best hope is not to win tomorrow, but to force president erdogan into a second—round. then he looks potentially beaten and that is what their strategy will be served elections take place in turkey on sunday, one of the enormous valleys in turkey, they often are enormous.
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this is for the opposition candidate. the other opposition candidate. the other opposition candidate is a kurdish leader who is fighting from prison. he's been fighting from prison. he's been fighting quite aggressively in television and radio studios and campaign events like this one. more from istanbul later. the pentagon has cancelled two joint marine—training exercises with south korea. it follows the decision earlier in the week, to suspend a majorjoint—military exercise between the two countries which was planned for august. the pentagon said the move was part of the agreement reached between president trump and the north korean leader, kim jong—un, in singapore earlier this month. plans to house tens of thousands of illegal immigrants in detention centres on remote american military bases are being drawn up by the us navy according to a time magazine report. the department of defence reportedly wants to build facilities on abandoned airfields in a bid to meet president trump's zero—tolerance policy against unlawful migration.
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0ur north america correspondent, chris buckler has more. just inside america's border, only miles from mexico, this is one of the shelters where children are being held. and from the air, you can see young people being ushered between the makeshift structures in what is being called a tent city. the pictures of cages and crying that have emerged from texas over the last week led donald trump to reverse his policy of separating migrant parents from their children. he has given every indication that he did so against his natural instincts, and the president returned to arguing for tougher laws as he shared a platform with families who have had relatives killed by immigrants. they are not separated for a day or two days. they are permanently separated because they were killed by criminal illegal aliens. these are the families the media ignores. they don't talk about them.
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but there is no denying the anger felt in parts of america over the country's current immigration policies and there is confusion over how and when the more than 2000 children separated from their parents will finally be reunited with their families. the president knows this border divides, but he believes his supporters will be on his side as he pushes once again for illegal immigration to be tackled. there are reports that the us navy is currently working on new plans to build what have been described as temporary and austere detention centres. it is claimed the facilities, on abandoned airfields, are being designed to hold up to 25,000 migrants. translation: it's not ok what they're doing because you're treated like a criminal when all you've been doing is working there. i don't take drugs or anything like that. i've just been working.
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it is not fair what they're doing with us. there is unlikely to be any letup in the pressure at the border and with congressional elections only months away, there will remain a focus on how america deals with the problem on its doorstep. chris buckler, bbc news, washington. there's been a grenade explosion in the ethiopian capital addis ababa, at a huge rally in support of the new prime minister abiy ahmed. mr abiy was whisked away from the scene. his chief of staff later confirmed no one had been killed, but at least 83 people were injured. he called it an unsuccessful attack by forces who did not want to see ethiopia united. there's also been condemnation from ethiopian neighbour eritrea, which are significant because they've had are significant because they've had a stand—off lasting 20 years now in which they have argued over whether border is. ethiopian announced it was accepting the international arbitration overlap border, a
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significant concession by ethiopia, and there had been hopes of improved relations between the two countries asa relations between the two countries as a result of the prime minister has released large number is a people from prison, all political prisoners, who have been promised their freedom prisoners, who have been promised theirfreedom and prisoners, who have been promised their freedom and it's prisoners, who have been promised theirfreedom and it's possible prisoners, who have been promised their freedom and it's possible some forces may have taken against that and want to emphasise that ethiopian is still at risk if the prime minister does not retain a firm grip and control on political activity. mercifully no one was killed in that rally but was described by some as an assassination attempt against the prime minister, who was really trying to change the political culture in ethiopian quite dramatically. a fire has torn through a warehouse in leyton in east london. black smoke could be seen billowing from an industrial estate in 0rient way this morning, with more than a hundred firefighters and 20 engines responding to emergency calls. a fresh campaign to try to tackle plastic pollution is being launched by the bbc today.
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it's being fronted by sir david attenborough, who says he's astonished by the public‘s response to the issue following the tv series blue planet ii. it comes as new footage reveals how plastic is killing sea birds on a remote island off the east coast of australia. simonjones reports. searching for food but these sea birds are all too often finding and eating pieces of plastic. tens of thousands of flesh—footed shearwaters nest on this remote island hundreds of miles off the east coast of australia, but even here plastic is killing them. and another. some young birds have so much of it in their stomachs, fed to them by their parents, that there is no room for food. to see them emerge at two and a half months of age, just their stomachs, you know, bursting with plastic, is just... harrowing in a way that i could never have imagined.
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researchers are now trying to save the birds by flushing out their stomachs. industrial pollution and the discarding of plastic waste must be tackled. it was the bbc‘s blue planet two that opened many people's eyes. a recent survey suggested 62% of us want to make changes to our daily lives to reduce the impact of plastic pollution on the oceans. now a new season of programmes called plastics watch is going to offer help to change our habits. right now eight million tonnes of plastics end up in the oceans every year. but you, by your responses, have shown that if we start doing those small steps that are easily achievable, we can before long really have an effect. whether it is cutting down on single use plastics or litter picking on the beaches, the message is we can do something. simon jones, bbc news. earlier i spoke to james
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honeyborne the executive producer of "blue planet 2". he came up with the idea for the programme. he welcomes the bbc initiative to highlight the issue of plastics and says we can all make a difference to this problem. ido i do think we've heard a lot of big companies now and industries talking about making changes and making changes quite fast in actual fact, but on an individual level, we all have a part to play and that feels really important to get across. just when we saw that, the plastic bag, the 5p fee come in, the number of plastic bags in the uk dropped from down to1 billion plastic bags in the uk dropped from down to 1 billion a year, and we saw a corresponding drop in plastic pollution around our coastlines, so literally, everything we do as individuals can make a difference and together, if enough people are engaged, then it will ultimately make a difference and what we are
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most interested in is how it all this plastic getting into the sea. clearly, recycling and waste management are issues that we need to address to stop a lot of us happening. but as a recycling initiatives improved, as industry and food packaging and other parts of these large industries start to address plastic issues, i think we will see a reduction in the plastic getting into the ocean but we all have a part to play. and you can find easy ways to make a difference and share what you are doing at bbc. co. uk/plasticswatch. sport now. and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's mike bushell. thank you for the good morning for the england's footballers are being put through their paces at a final training session this morning before they pack their bags at their base near the border with finland and head 800 miles east ahead of their second world cup match tomorrow.
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dele alli was back in training but only for the first part and still expect to miss tomorrow's match against panama, so they fly off this afternoon and the former england midfielder frank lampard says gareth southgate has a big call to make over whether to continue playing raheem sterling which bring in marcus rashford from the start. from the season raheem sterling is had at manchester city, we all know what he can do now, is a huge plus in him, marcus rashford, when he puts on an english shed, brings something so different and he runs straight at defenders and gives us another options as i think gareth is just fortu nate options as i think gareth is just fortunate there. i wouldn't be surprised to see marcus rashford play against panama and it open ended for the rest of the tournament for the big both make good impact. it is to deliver. i wouldn't be surprised to see him stay in the team. germany have a lot of big
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night ahead playing sweden in the late kick—off today. the reigning world champions really need a win if they are to avoid the ignominy of they are to avoid the ignominy of the exit at the group stages for spring and, they lost opening match to mexico who themselves play south korea at 4pm. elton played tunisia earlier in england's group, 1pm. yesterday's results, a couple of great goals, the best from arsenal midfielderfor great goals, the best from arsenal midfielder for switzerland. great goals, the best from arsenal midfielderfor switzerland. he equalised against serbia. from distance, as well. that was 1—1 and later on, the swiss broke right at the end. they went clear to snatch the end. they went clear to snatch the 2-1 the end. they went clear to snatch the 2—1win the end. they went clear to snatch the 2—1 win for switzerland. brazil themselves, they had a stuttering start to this world cup and left it late which means costa rica finally scoring and they started showboating. and then scoring in the 97th minute. switzerland and brazil
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equalled on four points at the top of group b. brazilfinally in equalled on four points at the top of group b. brazil finally in their rhythm. a stunning second half from nigeria against iceland too. brilliant control. nigeria, their first win of the tournament. is open to doorfor argentina to first win of the tournament. is open to door for argentina to still qualify for the knockout stage but they will have to beat nigeria in they will have to beat nigeria in the final round of matches. away from football, union england side are trying to avoid a series whitewash when a play south africa in the third and final test this afternoon. here's chrisjones with more. this is an amazing sporting story, once hailed as the golden boy of english rugby, many thought danny cipriani would have 100 england caps by now but is making just his fifth start and while much about is his own doing, the fact is he is also reward for an incredible amount of perseverance and dedication. as the fly half reflects, its been quite somejourney fly half reflects, its been quite
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some journey over the past decade. everything i have done, and the m ista kes everything i have done, and the mistakes i've made, and lessons i tried to learn, i've tried to become a better person and learn from them. right now i'm very excited to go and play for england. this is the whole reason i play rugby, to represent my country and i could not be more proud right now. do you regret those mistakes? no, becausei proud right now. do you regret those mistakes? no, because i would not be here right now. could i have had this, that, i don't know. at international stage when things go 100 miles an hour, i want to be someone did the content is about my focus and exactly what i'm ready for. we know he's a brilliant player. is part of the team and shown that on tour. he's been exceptional. he has gone about his business trying to improve his game and he's been rewarded with a starting spot this week. while there's make a dead rubber at newlands, they've already wrapped up as there is but a massive game for england. they've lost five test matches in a row. the pressure building on the head coach eddie
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jones and a win would go a long way to shutting up all that noise. that for your sport for now. time now for a look at the weather. a glorious weekend of weatherhead for many parts of a country full something is staying dry and it will be warmer too. this is how things are looking this morning. we have some blue skies and sunshine, but cloud around so many parts of the country seeing high cloud turning the sunshine a little bit hazy but mainly dry and fine and things will continue to warm up as we had to look into tomorrow as well. if we ta ke look into tomorrow as well. if we take a look at the air mass, the yellow colours shown some warm air and in the next few days into next week, you can to the russet tones coming onto the map, so this is warm air drifting coming onto the map, so this is warm airdrifting infrom coming onto the map, so this is warm air drifting in from europe. coming onto the map, so this is warm air drifting infrom europe. a coming onto the map, so this is warm air drifting in from europe. a fresh start to the morning but things are looking fine in dry through the afternoon. just a few spots of rain for the northern isles, western
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isles and the highlands of scotland where it will be breezy and is cloudy and further sites across the rest of the country there are some high cloud, fair weather cloud bubbling up too but the wind is lighter than recent days so it will feel warm in those spells of sunshine. temperatures in the north, 17-19. in the sunshine. temperatures in the north, 17—19. in the south, 23—24. some fine evening sunshine to be enjoyed. it stays dry for the overnight, dry and clear with cloud for northern scotla nd and clear with cloud for northern scotland and down the east coast as well. not quite as chilly and fresh as it has been in recent nights but those temperatures getting down into single figures. not too uncomfortable for sleeping. the nights will get warmer later in the week. high—pressure staying with us into the second half of the
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weekend, keeping the weather front at bay. the weatherjust clearing away from shetland so drying up here. a better day. sunshine widely across the country compared to today, a sea breeze developing. things will be cooler and cloudy around the coast. temperatures getting around 25 degrees in the warmer spots. monday will be a warmer spots. monday will be a warmer day with more sunshine a gainful sub light winds, dry weather, beautiful mid—summer weather. temperatures getting into the high 20s by the time we get to monday and if you do like the heat, and the dry weather, it will warm up and the dry weather, it will warm up and stay pretty sunny all through next week and we could well see 30 degrees in one or two spots of high levels of pollen and you to set the ground. bye—bye for now. hello and a warm welcome to dateline london, i'mjane hill. this week our major topic for discussion is migration, and how's it's handled — across europe and in the united states. plus, as major companies ring alarm bells in the uk, what are the prospects for striking a proper deal with the eu before britain leaves? my guests this week — the sunday telegraph columnist janet daley, the portuguese writer and lecturer eunice goes thomas kielinger, for many years correspondent for germany's die
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welt. and from bloomberg news, their senior writer stephanie baker. this weekend, a number of eu leaders are meeting if to try to thrash out solutions to the migration crisis. at angela merkel‘s request, france's emmanuel macron, and the leaders of bulgaria and austria are among those exploring how to prevent migrants from moving around the bloc, after they've already claimed asylum in one of the mediterranean states of arrival. this gathering is in the run—up to the imminent full eu summit — but now also comes as immigration dominates us politics. president trump this week did a u—turn on his policy of separating children from their parents, after they cross the us—mexico border, after domestic and international condemnation. let's start with the european situation. something we have been talking about
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for many years. something we have been talking about for many years. thomas: chancellor merkel has been under so much domestic pressure, is this mini summit all about that? about
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