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band plays. music: amazing grace. band plays.
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there you have the ceremonial band of the household division playing for president trump and melania standing there at the top of the steps. what you actually heard was hands across the sea, a special song dirt is written by the director
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of... and then one that was composed in 1902 by edwin eugene bagley, the liberty fanfare written in 1986 for the centennial of the statue of liberty. and you will also probably recognise the last two, dear lord and father mixed with amazing grace, featuring the last post and taps. there they are about to go to the dinner. when they go into the dinner, they will be serenaded by the countess of west extreme orchestra, and there'll be music to the end that evening. they will be served with scottish salmon, and roast beef. and for their desert, there will be strawberry and plotted cream ice cream. very nice indeed in the oxfordshire countryside, the fine settings of blenheim palace. i know you always make is
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international comparisons and you're a keen observer of president emmanuelle macron‘s ability to deliver when it comes to statecraft. i wonder whether he was watching and thinking that the british knock that one out of the park? i wasjust thinking back to bastille day last year and the president arriving. and the great setting up bastille day, the great setting up bastille day, the parade that goes down the cian healy a, that is a spectacle. but thatis healy a, that is a spectacle. but that is something to compare, something vitally important for theresa may, perhaps the state visit has been extended to early. but now it's been downgraded to what they have called a 2—d work —— two—day working visit. it was something to put on something that honoured the office of the president, take a personality and the present out of the picture for a minute, and what
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we are recognising here are the strong bonds between two countries and the importance of those bonds and the importance of those bonds and the importance of those bonds and the office of the president of the united states. the household visit have done president trump entries in a proud as they go in for their dinner. and that's the important point to make. while this president may be causing concerns amongst his european allies and does not particularly have high approval ratings in the uk or europe, he is still the president of the united states of america. he commands the biggest economy in the world, he commands the biggest military in the world, and that alone gives him a huge amount of power. and what we have just seen is an honouring huge amount of power. and what we havejust seen is an honouring of that power and position. there'll be some in the uk watching, asking why are beginning donald trump this kind of respect when we don't agree with
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his policies‘s and we will see those protests over the course of the next 24 protests over the course of the next 2a hours. but for now, this is a tribute to the man in the white house, the 45th president. and also to the special relationship between the us in the uk, and decades of history of being allies in the world. and they have pulled off an extraordinary display of pomp and circumstance, pagea ntry and extraordinary display of pomp and circumstance, pageantry and history. and i think the white house and number ten will be very pleased with those images being passed around the world. what does it look like from where you are? it spectacular. i think he will be delighted thatjust as the beast drove up to the courtyard , as the beast drove up to the courtyard, the son had been hidden behind the clouds, it peaked out again, giving even more spectacular pictures for the massed ranks of the media. the photographers below may seem very media. the photographers below may
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seem very happy with the shots they got, dashing off as they always do to file of those pictures to websites very quickly and newspapers tomorrow. as they were just saying, this is exactly what the president wants, but also it sends a message to the us and the president from the uk that we are very interested in doing business, great deals to be struck, and not just doing business, great deals to be struck, and notjust the cabinet queuing to go in. it is business leaders, as well. theresa may want some good news, she has her own domestic troubles and wants her foreign affairs to be doing better. as they were posing for the pictures, the prime minister, her husband, the first lady in her red dress —— the prime minister in her red dress... it's an image that works best for both sides, both the uk and the us. thank you very much.
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christian will do some television magic and disappear from christian will do some television magic and disappearfrom one christian will do some television magic and disappear from one studio into another. we will let him get on and do that. and i will be with you again tomorrow, we will have a special edition of beyond 100 days. i will still be here in washington stop the i got another invite tomorrow. to the palace, i'm hoping tomorrow. to the palace, i'm hoping to get closer to the palace than i am right now. if i will see you back here tomorrow. ron, i imagine that the president you serve, ron, i imagine that the president you serve, george ron, i imagine that the president you serve, george w bush, would have been very happy with a welcome like that, as with any is as would any american president? certainly president bush enjoyed his time with the queen, but this was spectacular.
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the visuals on this did so much to put a shot in the arm of both theresa may and donald trump. they've had a long couple of weeks here in the continent and in the uk. and donald trump got what he wanted. he wanted the visual, he loved the bastille celebration —— bastille day celebration that he spoke of a few months ago. he will have another huge parade in washington, dc later this year. the one thing that struck the academy was playing taps. talk about the special origin ship between the us and the uk. hearing taps, a medley played when soldiers are put to rest puts to rest the notion that there is a big rift between the us and the uk. we fought together and tied together, and we stick together. and that special relationship, in your mind, surpasses the current difficulties that there might be between members of the population? we have seen the
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polling numbers with this particular president. absolutely, the polling numbers are equal in the us as they are in the uk. donald trump is somewhere around 44 — 45% approval rating, most people disapprove of the president here in the uk, as well as back in the us. images like these help donald trump. they help shore him up by looking and acting presidential and receiving the deference and respect that is accorded to that office. if i'm sitting at 1600 pennsylvania ave backin sitting at 1600 pennsylvania ave back in washington, dc at the white house, i'm thinking it's a home run. home run. what does he need to do, in terms of substance during the course of this dinner to —— this evening and the next 24 hours? he has to, numberof evening and the next 24 hours? he has to, number of barriers, starting with the prime minister and the business leaders who brett —— recognised post brexit, they might
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lose a significant market share. and to reassure them that the us has an obligation to stick with the uk and work with the uk, to strengthen our trade ties and economic ties beyond our military ties and historical association. and then he meets the queen, another chance. there is so much peasantry in this visit —— pageantry, it's much peasantry in this visit —— pagea ntry, it's an much peasantry in this visit —— pageantry, it's an important part of this visit, because it is something that donald trump is particularly keen on having, something the british could offer him as they try to get this trade relationship from him. it's something they can give to donald trump, and he goes to scotla nd donald trump, and he goes to scotland to his golf resort. and of course the visit he thinks might be easiest of all is vladimir putin. what do you make of the sequencing of this? i think it will be a
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remarkable 48 hours and beyond. going to be the head of state tomorrow is very, very important for donald trump. it would be viewed not only hear back in the us but around the world as a slight if he didn't. meeting with the queen at windsor castle gives the president to press you she was looking for there. and heading to finland in helsinki, a very critical meeting with resident putin of russia. there has been so much criticism in the us of donald trump being a lackey of russia. and given the complexities of issues that have to discuss, starting with just one of a pipeline to the baltic sea that could really disrupt the ukraine, millions of dollars at sta ke. ukraine, millions of dollars at stake. how does russia project power oi'i stake. how does russia project power on the european continent? so the president needs to find a way to project strength, reassure our nato allies and our country friends that
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he will stand firm with russia. and this opportunity in helsinki gives him the opportunity to do so. the question is, which donald trump will show a? the one who is very prepared and study, or the one who is erratic and study, or the one who is erratic and more off—the—cuff? and study, or the one who is erratic and more off-the-cuff? there you have it, marine one sitting on the lawn at london palace. or perhaps that's marine one lifting off from the mike vick on inside now and are having their dinner, 150 l. the prime minister as well inside blenheim palace, he's expected in an hour and blenheim palace, he's expected in an hourand a blenheim palace, he's expected in an hour and a half to go back to winfield house to the american ambassador‘s residents in london, he will spend the night there. and that will spend the night there. and that will be before his trip to windsor
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castle tomorrow. that brings 100 days to a close. we will have a special edition tomorrow —— beyond 100 days. christian picks up our coverage 100 days. christian picks up our coverage now. 100 days. christian picks up our coverage now. thank you. welcome back to the beautiful evening here in oxfordshire, what a treat we just had watching the household division they're playing for donald trump as he and melania arrived at blenheim palace just about 20 minutes ago. marine one flying right over the top of our position here and setting down the grounds of the palace. there you see him getting out of the beast, which transported him from marine one took theresa may. you see melania and her fine marine one took theresa may. you see melania and herfine leading down, setting off in the sunshine tonight, she look spectacular. as they walked to the top of the steps, they were
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serenaded by evening hymns played by the guards. 150 l behind him that they are having dinner with behind this evening inside blenheim palace. i dare say be time to have a look around blenheim palace. this is the first place of sir windsor —— winston churchill, born here in 1874, he spent a lot of time here as a young boy answered his adult life. if you go on the tour in blenheim palace, you can see sir winston churchill sitting in the long library where he wrote some of his books and articles. that is the kind of history that this place is steeped in, which i'm sure donald trump will revel in this evening as he sits in his fine surroundings. the barack settings of blenheim palace. that was the entrance to the event this evening. of course the prime minister and donald trump were
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together earlier in the day at the nato summit in brussels. hejust grabbed her state —— her hand as he went up the steps. there has been some comment about whether this is a particularly warm relationship, but it looks reasonably warm this evening. and i'm sure the prime minister is very pleased with how this has gone off at the outset. remember it's been downgraded from a state visit to what they now call eight today working visit. this is the pomp and ceremony you would associate the state visit —— today working visit. what would you make of the event that you saw? it was remarkable. this might not be a state visit in name but it is in all the settings. let's not forget that state visits are also relatively rare throughout the 20th century,
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before to josh rare throughout the 20th century, before tojosh george rare throughout the 20th century, before to josh george w bush, you had to go all the way back to woodrow wilson to find a state visit. the idea that donald trump has been overlooked or snubbed is something of a mistake. an american president can visit, but the... the queen can have a state visit, but not the prime minister. this will play really well in donald trump of my mind, the imagery is wonderful. if you look at the imagery of the two leaders and their spouses, this'll be the image splash around the world. we have established donald trump in many eyes as the true american president, despite the troubles with his administration. you're hearing the household division playing a familiar song, amazing grace. a medley of songs before they went in for dinner, about ten minutes. you can see
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donald trump there, no doubt very impressed with the setting and the occasion. let's bring in duncan kennedy who is in a very different set —— setting. he's outside the gates of blenheim palace where protests have been taking place this evening. not quite those kinds of sounds where you are outside here, a very different noise being made here. lots of shouts, anti—trump shouts between what we are being told is 1-2000 shouts between what we are being told is 1—2000 anti—trump protesters. gathering outside the front gates here, the closest they will get to donald trump, maybe a half a mile away. he didn't see them, they didn't see him. it's been very peaceful and noisy, there try to get their message across. the vast majority of people i've spoken to have summarised their anti—trump protest in two ways. they regard them as a racist, and a lot regard
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them as a racist, and a lot regard them as a misogynist regarding his attitude towards women. hatred for donald trump amongst the kind of people here, but not the kind of people here, but not the kind of people who normally support things like us, ordinary people from the countryside here west of london, only 15—16 miles from london. they say he resents the worst of america and has no respect for anybody. here's a flavour of the people we have been speaking to this evening. he's very egotistical and incredibly self—promoting, and doesn't believe in any of his policies. but on top of that, the way he's procuring everything makes america look like such a backwards country. —— portraying. it's moving against everything we've worked towards. i think this is against the misogyny and racism, but i am against his politics generally. the fact that he is supporting the brexiteers, the fact that he's trying to destabilise the government as he's approaching boris. the only change is when he swaps the popularity or lack
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of popularity of what he says. he's a populist, basically. the vast majority of people who turned here are anti—trump, but we found one or two supporters in the crowd wearing donald trump wigs who are supporting him. british people, not just are supporting him. british people, notjust americans. are supporting him. british people, not just americans. they said are supporting him. british people, notjust americans. they said that he may have an abrasive style, but you have to look beyond all this personality stuff to policies like north korea and what he's doing but nato to get them to spend more money, or what he's doing in the united states with the appointment of supreme courtjudges. they say he isa of supreme courtjudges. they say he is a complex man and you shouldn't just take him at face value, which is what he accuses people of doing here. the people here are extremely sophisticated, the anti—trump investors know why they have shown up, and many supporters say that if donald trump is not welcome because of those misogynistic and racist views, maybe the... very peaceful
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protests here, you see lots of police behind me who haven't been necessarily wanted at all. the police leapt necessarily wanted at all. the police lea pt into necessarily wanted at all. the police leapt into it and the man climbed down. diesel protests, a constructive protest. the people here know they will not see donald trump, but as one put this woman put it to me tonight, she thought that he wakes up because he's on a american time on his body clock, turns on the news channel or bbc news, and sees these crowds and will get the message that way. again, she thinks that would be a good end to this evening, even though they have not seen him themselves. slightly frustrated they did not get to see him, some were hoping to catch a glimpse. that did not happen, but they feel as though they have vocalized their message that mr trump is not wanted here. you're quite right, he is a voracious consumer of the cable news channels, and he will see these pictures if he
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is tuning into the american broadcasters this evening. you're right, there is a huge police presence here, lots of police along toa44in presence here, lots of police along to a 44 in oxfordshire going towards woodstock this evening. you're watching bbc world news. let's go back to duncan outside the gates of blenheim palace. tomorrow is when the main event will take place, the main protests. and of course we are going to see that linda we heard —— have heard so much about, the flying trump baby tethered near parliament square ?we ? we lost duncan. james, there'll be much more protest tomorrow, but i suspect giving he will later be at windsor, he'll be kept away from a? no doubt about it, this trip has been choreographed down to the most fine details, from the secret
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service and the metro police. make sure he gets as warm a welcome as possible from the dignitaries. he's kept as far away as possible from those protesters, some of whom we have seen in the background today. but if this had been taking place in central london, like george w bush's visit when he came during the iraq war, you almost stop and walk down effective in central london with tens of thousands of protesters on the streets. those looking to protest his visit had been frustrated in their inability to make their voices heard to the president directly, though i understand he will try to keep them awake outside the ambassador‘s residence in windsor. this wall of noise, playing the cries of children towards him, reminding him of the children separated from the parents at the mexican border. a lot of the plaque we saw here today were about freeing the children, don't lock up the children, that sort of message from the protesters. you said earlier that it's not a given for a
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state visit for the us president. did the government act to quickly to extend the visit after the brexit vote ? extend the visit after the brexit vote? i think that theresa may got the honour of being a very late —— very early visitor to the white house, and i think there was a desire to basically hugged trump close, to quote bill clinton when asked about how to deal with george w bush. did she over extend that invitation? possibly, but they can be honest about it, it's very much in great britain's interest and indicators of the us to make sure their relationship stays strong, regardless of who the president is. quickly, winston churchill very much the focus tonight. what would he make of donald trump? he himself was a disruptor. it's important to not overstate this, but let's not forget that church on —— churchill himself
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as someone that church on —— churchill himself as someone who antagonize individuals wasn't afraid to throw up individuals wasn't afraid to throw up barbed line in on many occasions. it isa up barbed line in on many occasions. it is a retort that many look back on with some regard for churchill, but he was not a beloved figure by many in his own party at the time. stay with us, james, thank you. waiting for joining me now from central london is dr swati dhingra, who is an economics lecturer at the london school of economics and political science. we should talk about the dinner this evening, 150 ceos there. what sort of message do you think they're going to be conveying to the president when they sit down with him? one of the things we have heard about already is them talking about the trade war going on, but more important be what will happen after brexit, if there's going to be a uk— us deal? i think it is important know the people who have accepted the invitation we have heard about,
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rolls—royce, goldman sachs, sectors which are expecting to gain something if there is a uk— us trade deal relationship later. but we must keepin deal relationship later. but we must keep in mind that these are all the sectors which are likely to gain that are being represented out there that are being represented out there that many constituencies in the economy are not getting to is a point yet, and there are trickier issues to deal with if there's going to bea issues to deal with if there's going to be a uk— us pop —— partnership. when you look at what he has just announced in the last few days, this new raft of terrorist he is threatening, $200 billion of tariffs on china —— tariffs, that takes us well beyond where we are at the moment. could that take us into a global trade work was yellow ——?|j will protect him whether it will or not, but that is deftly stepping it up. the experts that were hit in the eu were much smaller, and going forward if that has been scaled up, there has already been a warning by
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cecelia man strong, saying there could be tariffs imposed on cars, which will now become really important for countries like the uk, germany. so we might then see some escalation of tariff wars.|j germany. so we might then see some escalation of tariff wars. i read today that martha lane fox, the founder of last—minute .com, was invited to this dinner. she said she could understand why the british government would have to entertain the american president, but she doesn't have to. do think some of the business leaders who have gone on tonight, not any have made a public are there, have their doubts about whether they should go? we definitely already heard the bbc reporter saying she would not plan to go that they are upset about the steel tariffs being imposed on them. in that sense, it reflects people attending versus those who have declined. there seems to be this magnification across who is going to benefit from trades from trump's
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strait policies, and who aren't. thank you very much for being with us thank you very much for being with us and sharing your thoughts on the dinner that is taking place at blenheim palace this evening. let's talk a bit about tomorrow. there is an early meeting between him and theresa may, they're going to a military base to see us— uk special forces putting on a different surgeon forces putting on a different surgeon for them, but then it's the meat of the visit at checkers. what to expect will come out of the? no doubt about it, i think both theresa may and donald trump will be talking about trade. it's in both their interests. donald trump has campaigned about making america a drink —— great again, he needs to do by increasing exports. the uk is one of the second largest individual countries for american exports, coming to some $60 billion, a vast market. it's important to recognise also that you will get the idea of america talking about a bilateral brexit deal between the us in the uk as soon as brexit deal between the us in the uk as soon as possible after brexit. it isn't theresa may's political
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interests, considering where she has been this week with the resignation of david davis and borisjohnson. stay with us, james. we'll pause for a second. a beautiful evening here in oxfordshire, on the eastern edge ofa in oxfordshire, on the eastern edge of a clock swallows. what is it looking like around the rest of the country? let's look at the weather. warm again with temperatures into the mid—20s, we will get warmer than that over the next few days. a few scattered showers notably across south wales in southeastern england. they will slowly fade away as we head into this evening. largely dry conditions overnight. temperatures similarto conditions overnight. temperatures similar to last night between 11-14d, but similar to last night between 11—14d, but most of us had a reasonable sleep in. similar weather on friday, brightening up with some sunshine. sunny skies to start their... we will see some showers developed, and those jars will turn
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heavy, thunder stretching down to western sides of england and wales into the south midlands and central southern england. showers and thunderstorms capable of bringing half a mile's worth of rain in the span ofan half a mile's worth of rain in the span of an hour. but it will feel a bit warmer later. hello this is bbc news. the headlines president trump has arrived in the uk for his first official visit since taking office. the prime minister is hosting the american president at a lavish dinner at blenheim palace in oxfordshire tonight. the government has published its blueprint for uk relations with the european union. the proposal is aimed at ensuring trade co—operation, with no hard border for northern ireland, and global trade deals for the uk. and the british diver who helped rescue the 12 schoolboys and their football coach from a flooded cave in thailand says he doesn't consider himself a hero. more than two years
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after the brexit referendum, the government has published its detailed plans for future relations with the eu. the blueprint expands on last friday's chequers agreement that sparked the resignations of two cabinet ministers. the new brexit secretary dominic raab said the white paper was ‘ambitious and pragmatic‘ others say its ‘a bad dealfor britain'. our political editor laura kuenssberg has been studying the contents. every now and then, in boring rambling boxes are government documents that really matter. in there, theresa may's plan for life outside the eu. we had just come out of this mornings briefing. the document has been kept so tightly under wraps that we have not been allowed to bring out of the building. the white paper does in detail spell a much closer relationship with the rest of the eu
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after brexit, that many brexiteers had hoped for. but for the prime minister point of view, it is time to compromise and except we cannot haveit to compromise and except we cannot have it all. the 98 page document spells out a common rule book for manufacturing. the uk will follow eu rules. the government is not aiming for one big agreement on services but new arrangements instead. to cover the vast majority of the economy. the overall deal will be policed by a new governing body. the european court will have the final say but will interpret the rule. it will in blue unlimited immigration. the citizens will be able to come without visas to do paid work in some circumstances. not yet defined. for those who like dramatic break with the established order, guess who, it is not as much of the separation is brexit might have been. ministers had a chance to explain, president trump tried to do
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it for them. i have been reading a lot about brexit the last couple days and it seemed to be turning a little differently where they are getting partially involved back with the european union. i do not know if thatis the european union. i do not know if that is what they voted for. awkward. given the prime minister was leaving for home to welcome the american president on his visit to the uk. they voted for us to take back control of our money, our law and our borders. that is exactly what we will do. will stop sending vast contributions to the eu every year. we would short the european court ofjustice does not have jurisdiction in the uk any longer and we will ensure we bring an end to free movement. the white paper should have been made available. it will be immediately,. but a brand—new brexit secretary had some problems explaining at home. only at the very last minute did mps see the plan. boxes rushed into the comment. copies being handed around.|j
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plan. boxes rushed into the comment. copies being handed around. i will suspend the sitting of the house. smooth and orderly brexit? not quite. today has been shambolic for the government. this white paper should have been published over a year ago. it has already overdue, and it was not ready for scrutiny in parliament so shambles is an overused word but today it really describes what is going on. and how can the governments we get past the divided brexiteers and former remainders? we asked a strong member of each camp. the uk government has compromised and government again and we have compromised too far. these regulations are not unfeasible. on either side, those who regret the results and those who want a complete break with europe tomorrow morning. should start by dismissing what is in the white paper. there
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will be a time for peace and reconciliation but it is not now and and not next week. keeping it friendly is not likely. and voters on all sides might not be persuaded. come from eyes never comes without cost. british firms —— big and small —— have been waiting to see the shape of the proposed trade relations with the eu after brexit. but do these plans tackle the concerns of british business —— especially in relation to trade not only in goods —— but also in services —— after the uk leaves the eu. our business editor simon jack has been finding out. borders are bad for business. delays can slow the realists of trade. the government hopes the white paper would reassure companies that goods travelling between the uk and eu could carry it much as they do now, by creating a free—trade area, using eu rule book on standards and regulations, so no checks are needed. vital to businesses like
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cheesemakers. he exports over £10 million of chatter to france every year. i think it is a good white paper in terms it sets out the terms of trade for europe ongoing. i am concerned about the practicality of administering customs, particularly within the food sector when the supply chains are really complex and there have been issues in the past. i think it will be very difficult to sell this deal to europe. i think it will be very difficult to sell this dealto europe. but it is financed more than food that feeds the uk economy. services account for 80% of everything the uk earns, produces and consumes. services like banking, law and insurance, and here the government plan is different. here at lloyd's of london, tens of billions of euros worth of insurance cover european customers every year. when it comes to services like finance, the white paper makes clear that there will not necessarily be a
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single rule book, and there were not necessarily do business as usual. the city hope the uk and eu could respect each other ‘s rule—making process without it being identical. government thought that would be a ha rd government thought that would be a hard sell in brussels, so the uk is proposing to go with the way, which will make some services harder to sell in europe. a mistake, say finance cheese. professional financial services are are not at all, and not providing the certainty we need. if anything, it will accelerate our plans, lloyds, we're moving to brussels. we will be full stea m moving to brussels. we will be full steam ahead and many of their banks, insurers is an other professional firms will be moving apace. business groups want more want more. more detail, more urgency, and more cooperation from the eu. the mag they want the eu now to engage. we have flex ability on our side, we now need similar constructed and flex ability on the eu side. this is
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time to get around the table, for businesses is a race against time. this white paper is not a solution, it is an aspiration. the tough negotiations do not end but start here. and business knows it. simon jack, pc news. ——bbc news. one of the british divers —— who helped find 12 boys trapped in a cave for more than two weeks in northern thailand —— has been speaking publicly about his part in the remarkable rescue mission. john volanthen —— who helped lead them out —— said it was a huge relief the boys had all been brought out alive. our correspondentjon kay has the details. quietly, modestly, with all his diving gearjohn volanthen returned to britain. praised by strangers. we were pleased it worked out. but playing down what he'd done. we're not heroes. what we do is very calculating, very calm, it's quite the opposite. we take it one step at a time and hopefully, as we've managed to in this case, we come up with a result. and what a result.
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it was john who found the young footballers in the caves and then worked with many others to get them out. an extraordinary rescue, the most challenging conditions, a race against time. an international team of military and civilian divers working alongside the thai navy and everybody pulled together, and the results speak for themselves. so we're just very happy that the boys are out and safe. we've got someone who's done something so heroic... pride in the north somerset village where john vola nthen is a scout leader. we teach children as part of the scouts and girl guiding movement to think of others before themselves, to think about the world around them, and he's just taken that to the ultimate. there are calls for honours butjohn volanthen says cave rescuing isjust his hobby. you've made everyone very proud. thank you. now it's time to sleep and get back
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to the dayjob in it. jon kay, bbc news. kyliejenner, a star of the reality tv series keeping up with the kardashians, is set to become one of the youngest—ever self—made billionaires, according to the business magazine forbes. the 20—year—old has amassed a fortune of more than 600 million pounds after starting to sell cosmetics less than three years ago. our correspondent chi chi izundu has the details and her report contains flash photography. kyliejenner, 20 years old, a new mum, and according to forbes magazine, 100 million short of being the youngest ever self—made billionaire. we knew we didn't want to do this with anyone else, i didn't want to sell in any other store. she's the youngest of the kardashian—jennerfamily and has featured on their reality tv show keeping up with the kardashians from the age of ten. but her fortune comes from selling lipsticks and lip liners. i really wanted to
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show you guys first. $900 million is how much she's estimated to be worth and she's amassed that amount in just under three years. what's interesting with kylie jenner is that she obviously endorses brands but with her make—up range she is the brand and she already has this huge social following. so, suddenly, her social following becomes her potential customer base. so there's a lot of money to be had when she has over 110 million people following her on instagram. and that's the difference between her and more traditional brands. her kind of audience want quick—to—market products they find out about on social media. and that's one of the contributing factors to kylie's success. she wears her make—up and shows her tens of millions of social media followers exactly how to use it. the only problem is is that not everyone is as impressed with the term "self—made billionaire". herfamily are minted! laughter she didn't come from nothing, she came from a foundation. you were just talking about kylie jenner.
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what were you talking about? how, like, it's crazy that she's the youngest billionaire in the world. why is it crazy? because she's, like, our age and it's like... it seems like she doesn't do anything all day. but it's fun because if you have that opportunity, coming from that family, you know what i mean? you're taking your opportunities. we would do the same. mark zuckerberg was declared a billionaire by 23 and if kylie continues on this projection, she could be one before 22 and super fans are helping. they're crowdfunding to get her to that mark. chi chi izundu, bbc news. joining me in the studio isjessica boulton who is showbiz editor at the daily mirror. fill in some of the gas. how has she achieved this? she has been incredibly clever. obviously as we know, keeping up the cup the kardashians started as a reality show in america in 2007, and at that
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point, kylie was ten years old will stop when she finally came of age at 18, most of the eyes were on and all, her sister, who isjust one year older. everyone saw her, eve ryo ne year older. everyone saw her, everyone was very year older. everyone saw her, everyone was very excited about her and in some ways, kylie was a slightly awkward teenager still. we we re slightly awkward teenager still. we were not quite sure where she was going to fit in with the kardashian story. suddenly, out of nowhere, she did the very clever thing. she became a big instagram star. her pictures were phenomenal. there are pictures were phenomenal. there are pictures of kylie on the streets. she, you saw the pictures on instagram and suddenly this girl just looked transformed. she was like that many chem kardashian in the making. and the fans love that. it was all about the makeup. people could relate to that. you could see, it yes you can all look like kim kardashian. specifically the lip
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kit. yes, she started this. it was the kylie lip kit. it was about $30 in the states, it is literally up lip kit with the lip liner but fans just cannot get enough because they see her use it, they see her put it on. she looks amazing. she has got these great big full lips which she has admitted she used fillers but she is stopping as this week. when she is stopping as this week. when she was using fillers, people loved her so much that there was a 70% rise in inquiries in the uk teens about how to get them. now it is going the other way. people are getting inquiries about dissolving. how self—made is she really? getting inquiries about dissolving. how self-made is she really? there is that question. she has made off the back of the kardashian show. she comes from a wealthy family. she comes from a wealthy family. she comes from a wealthy family. her father was originally an athlete,
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she is now katelynjenner. she is from a wealthy family. she has got to show up as a background but she had used it very cleverly. she has done something for it. can you call that self—made when you have a platform that is reaching hundreds of billions of people? not really. but she has used it in a business sense to actually achieve something. kim is only worth 153 million, so the fact that her little sister is worth nearly three times more does show a lot of savvy. self—made might bea show a lot of savvy. self—made might be a little bit abstract but you have to give her some kudos.|j be a little bit abstract but you have to give her some kudos. i like your use of the word only with kim kardashian. think you very much.
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