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guidance is issued for businesses and individuals about what to do if britain leaves the eu without a deal. the brexit secretary says the advice about medicines, trading and farming is unlikely to be needed — but is prudent in case no deal is reached. it is not what we want, and it's not what we expect, but we must be ready. we have a duty as a responsible government to plan for every eventuality. britons living in the eu could lose access to bank and pension services — and credit card costs could rise. we'll be hearing more about what the guidance says about issues including health and trade. also this lunchtime: a slight rise in the overall pass rate, as pupils across england, wales and northern ireland get their gcse results. 12 people have been arrested and charged in connection with allegations of child abuse at a home run by an order of nuns in lanarkshire. and we talk to the teenage son
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of michael schumacher, who wants to follow in his father's formula 1 footsteps. and coming up in the sport later in the hour on bbc news... no wholesale changes for the fourth test against india, but there's an england recall forjames vince. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. advice has been published for businesses and individuals about how to prepare for any impact if the uk leaves the european union next year without a deal on the future relationship. the government has released the first in a series of documents which cover areas including medical supplies, farming and financial services.
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that includes guidance that britons living elsewhere in the eu could lose access to uk banking and pension services. brexit secretary dominic raab says he's confident of avoiding a no—deal scenario, but it is nonetheless prudent to release today's advice. our political correspondent iain watson has the details. that's right. in the past hour or so, brexit secretary dominic raab has tried to reassure businesses and the rest of us that the government has been doing its homework quietly over the last few months on this issue are preparing for what he says issue are preparing for what he says is the unlikely event of a no deal. today, 148 pages of advice in an attempt to see off what he sees as scare stories about life outside the eu. deal or no deal, brexit will affect every aspect of british life. today,
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the government released 25 papers on a wide range of issues, examining what could happen if we fall out of the eu next year without a deal. among the questions the government is trying to answer is what would happen to medical supplies, to nuclear research, to payments for farmers, and to a major money earner, the financial services industry. first and foremost, the brexit secretary wanted to accentuate the positive. he said he expected to strike a strong deal with the eu, but... we have to consider the alternative, that the eu doesn't match our ambition and practices and we do not reach a deal. let me be clear about this, it is not what we want and it is not what we expect. but we must be ready. we have a duty as a responsible government to plan for every eventuality. the papers set out some specific action the government would take in the event of no deal, to keep the health
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service applied, the uk would continue to recognise eu medical devices, the government would guarantee payments to farmers, and eu banking and insurance companies could get temporary permission to operate in the uk. and the brexit secretary said this about life outside the eu food in some cases, it will mean taking unilateral action to maintain as much continuity as possible, at least in the short term, in the event of no deal, and irrespective of whether you reciprocate in practice. translated, unilateral action means voluntarily following eu rules and standards for a period after brexit to help trade as freely as possible. some leave campaigners might not be keen on that. and the government's no deal papers acknowledge there could be negative consequences. for consumers, the papers say the cost of card payments will likely increase in import and export
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declarations from goods will increase, and there is no guarantee that uk citizens living in the eu will get the same access to financial services, possibly including pensions. the government's opponents are focusing on those potential negative consequences, insisting that there isn't a majority in this place for no deal. if, if, ifa mixture majority in this place for no deal. if, if, if a mixture of opposition politicians and conservative rebels we re politicians and conservative rebels were to vote down any deal theresa may brings back from brussels, some senior labourfigures may brings back from brussels, some senior labour figures are saying they can't rule out a new referendum. we are not calling for it but, in the event that article 50 is voted down, we think all options should be on the table, and i've said that consistently, john mcdonnell has said that, that is the labour party position. the immediate purpose of today's documents was to reassure business and voters there is no fear from leaving the eu with
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01’ is no fear from leaving the eu with or without a deal. dominic raab even stressed some positive benefit as he saw red of leaving the eu without a deal, getting our own immigration policy, reducing tariffs and, in a bit of megaphone diplomacy to brussels, he said payments to the eu would end more swiftly, which might cheer up some of his brexiteer colleagues. but he is saying that in many ways we could continue to follow eu regulations and standards in some areas, but there was no guarantee that the eu would take the same approach to britain. as we've heard, two of the key issues addressed today are financial services, and health and medicines issues — so let's talk to our economics correspondent andy verity and health editor hugh pym. what are some of the key areas, financial services so important? what stood out for you? on financial services, the government has gone some way to ensure their temporary
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arrangements in place for the uses and wanting to access services in the uk, so they are paid a pension by an italian insurer, it comes to the uk, but there is no such arrangement the other way so, if you area uk arrangement the other way so, if you are a uk pensioner living on the costa del sol and drawing your pension from credential or somebody here, there was a problem, because after march they will no longer have after march they will no longer have a licence to operate as insurers in spain. they automatically have that under current arrangements but, with no deal, they don't have a licence to operate as an insurer, and it's illegal to operate without one for the. paid a private pension at honour the contract and risk breaking the law or don't pay it. that remains a real serious difficulty. the other one is for businesses using investment banking, who may not be able to honour those contracts, and people using credit cards abroad. some of the payment systems whereby payments go from my bank toa systems whereby payments go from my bank to a bank in europe and the cash comes out the other end may ta ke cash comes out the other end may take longer and cost more. and our
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health editor hugh pym. another vital area will stop what could the impact be on the nhs? the worry across the nhs and further appealed has been, what happens if there is no deal and lorries start stacking up, trying to get into the uk and out of the uk, there are customs problems, what happens to the supply of medicines? almost all supplies of insulin, for example, for patients in the uk are imported, and freight transport would be involved in what matt hancock, secretary of state for health and social care has done, is, on the back of the latest piece of guidance, written to the nhs and gps and said, don't worry about the stockpiling issue, you don't need do it, you certainly don't need to write longer prescriptions to give people more supplies, that will be taken care people more supplies, that will be ta ken care of. people more supplies, that will be taken care of. he's written to the pharmaceuticals industry saying, we know some of you are already stockpiling food we want you to assure us stockpiling food we want you to assure us that you have six weeks
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worth of stocks just in case, in this unlikely scenario, their problems getting them into the uk. the action for the pharmaceutical industry is a quite welcome, they have some clarity, but building up six weeks of stock in 200 days will bea six weeks of stock in 200 days will be a tall order. thank you both. 0ur europe correspondent damian grammaticas is in brussels. so much focus on domestic issues. what is being said, if anything, where you are? at the minute, just a brief reaction a couple of hours ago from the spokespeople, just broadly talking, as these precariousness notices were coming out, and the point they were making were that the eu side continues to work for a deal, because that is the way to address these issues, and all of these issues, they say, would be covered by securing the withdrawal agreement that would therefore
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manage the terms of exit and the period afterwards. but they go on to say that they have already begun their preparations for no deal. they did soa their preparations for no deal. they did so a few months ago and they've issued many notices because, whatever happens, the decision here by the uk to leave the eu, moving outside the eu, becoming what's called a third country, moves the eu outside those regulatory structures and therefore has consequences. what they say here is that all of those consequences, when they happen, will depend on whether a deal is secured, but all those things you are hearing about, medicines, financial payments, moving goods across borders, all of those things are impacted because the uk falls outside eu rules. the emphasis here is that they continue to seek a deal, they say, because that is the way to address these issues most simply. thank you, damian grammaticas. german business leaders have urged the two sides in the brexit
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negotiations to strike a deal, and avoid a so—called hard brexit. the german chamber of commerce has warned that time is running out and the uncertainty is already costing its companies time and money. jenny hill reports now from mosel, famous for its wine. in a region where it pays to be patient, they're getting tired of waiting. the wine has to be 100% produced... ernst sends his german wine all over the world. butjust as he cracked the british export market, the bitter taste of brexit... i asked last time my importer, you know, i mean, "what impact do you think this whole thing has, do we have to do anything?" and she said, "what should i know? we have no clue." we don't know, nobody gives a... i think that's the biggest problem. everybody‘s waiting for answers, you know? what german traders fear most — unpacking a no—deal brexit. at this family firm, they import medicine, much of it from britain.
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they also spend time, money, preparing for the worst. if it would come to a no—deal brexit, then we would lose the ability to source from great britain. and therefore we have to try to establish new supply lines in other countries. so, you might actually end up taking business away from britain? er, yes, that would be... well, it's not our decision. this country has built its economic success on a reputation for stability. no wonder, then, germany's family firms are so unsettled by not so much britain's decision to leave the eu, but by the uncertainty that decision has brought already to this, europe's biggest economy. the german business world worries. jobs, companies, depend on britain. even so, few here would change the country's political stance. we here in berlin, we have never understood, either in our talks in berlin,
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in brussels or in london, what could be a softer stance of chancellor merkel, what could be a softer stance of germany. because the integrity of the single market is our major goal, and we have to and we do want and we will preserve that. and no doubt about it. toasting, then, an uncertain future, whose complexity germany fears may not be to the taste of even those who chose it. jenny hill, bbc news, the mosul valley. hundreds of thousands of teenagers across england, wales and northern ireland have received their gcse results this morning. there's been a rise in the overall proportion of pupils attaining the pass mark — up by 0.5%. in england, there have been major changes to the exam, with a new grading system and less coursework. elaine dunkley has the details.
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oh, my god! the reactions are familiar... wha... what... ! but the way results are measured in england is different. for gcse students, it's out with a* to g and in with a new scale from 9 to 1, with 9 being the highest. i got a 8 in music, i got a 9 in geography, i got a 7 in history, i got a 9 in biology — happy with that as well, very happy. i got three 95... one, two, three, four, five... five 85... no, seven 85 and one 7. and it's notjust the grades that have changed — there's less coursework and more emphasis on final exams to make gcses more challenging. near enough every subject said that they overtaught us because they didn't know what to expect, and i think personally with the amount of content we had to do, to give us the same period of time to do the test, it was a lot to handle. a lot of people are just used to the grade system, where you get a letter?
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it's true, i don't actually tell them the numbers, i tell them in letters and there's a conversion chart on the bbc website so i sent that to them as well — if they want to know the numbers. but they know that there's a new grading system. the overall pass rate in england, wales and northern ireland has gone up 0.5 percentage points to 66.9%. 90% of the gcse entries in england were the new exams. only 4% got the new top grade of 9. exam regulators say pupils haven't been penalised because of the changes and grade boundaries have been moved so the same proportion of pupils get good grades as in previous years. at this school, the principal is not convinced. it's madness, really. maybe there was a need to make the exams more difficult, and i don't think the profession would argue against that. but it's as if nobody knows when to stop. so now, we've got the boundary changes and now they're trying to equal it as the same proportion getting an a to c — what was the point of changing it, then?
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there has been a drop in the a* to c pass rate in wales, and improvement for those in northern ireland. meanwhile in england, the government says the new 9 to 1 grades are a better way to differentiate between the abilities of students. what we've introduced are far more demanding, more rigorous gcses that are a better preparation for a—level and a better preparation for apprenticeships and vocational qualifications and a better preparation for a life in modern britain. you did so well! the reforms have been wide—ranging, but there has been criticism that the changes have been far too steep a learning curve for schools in england. elaine dunkley, bbc news. there's more information about gcse results on the news webpage, with links to bitesize, where there's advice for both parents and pupils. 12 people have been arrested and charged in connection with allegations of child abuse
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at a home run by an order of nuns in south lanarkshire. smyllum house closed in the 1980s. 0ur scotland correspondent james shaw is in glasgow. what more details are coming through about this, james? well, police scotla nd about this, james? well, police scotland have told us that 11 of the people that they've charged, arrested and charged, are women, one isa man. arrested and charged, are women, one is a man. their ages range from 60 to to 85. the only other detail we have confirmed is that at least one of them, possibly more than one, are nuns. smyllum house was a residential home for children run by a catholic order of nuns, the daughters of charity of st vincent de paul. it ran for 117 years in south lanarkshire, de paul. it ran for 117 years in south la narkshire, it de paul. it ran for 117 years in south lanarkshire, it closed in fact way back in 1981. and recently it has been the subject of witness
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sessions of the scottish child abuse inquiry in edinburgh, evidence from staff and former residents, people who were children at the home... it would be fair to assume that there may well be a connection between their evidence and the police investigation that has clearly been taking place. police scotland have also told us that four other people will be the subject reports to the procurator fiscal, the, it public prosecutor in scotland. and the head of the force's child abuse investigation unit, detective chief inspector sarah taylor, stressed in commenting on this that the needs of victims and alleged victims of child abuse were always at the centre of all the investigations that they carry out. our top story this lunchtime... guidance is issued for businesses and individuals about what to do if britain leaves the eu without a deal. the brexit secretary says the government has a responsibility to plan for every eventuality.
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and coming up... as glenn close returns to the big screen, she reflects on some of the "wronged women" characters she has played during her career. coming up in the sport in the next 15 minutes on bbc news... danny cipriani is let off with a reprimand by the rfu, and now backed by his club to star for england this autumn. official figures show that fewer people are coming to live and work in the uk from other countries in the european union. the office for national statistics said net migration from the eu to the uk has fallen to its lowest level for more than five years. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford is here. he has been looking at the figures — what do they tell us? well, the
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headline still is that fall in eu migration into britain. it's still the case that more people are coming to britain then leaving but the overall figure, where you take one from the other, is 87,000 at the moment, and that is the lowest figure since december 2012. and it's less tha n figure since december 2012. and it's less than half what it was only two yea rs less than half what it was only two years ago. the factors behind that are things like the fall in the pound, which makes britain a less attractive place to work and also that continuing uncertainty about the place of eu citizens in britain after brexit. but what about net migration from the whole world? well, that is still an important figure for the government, they have a lwa ys figure for the government, they have always said they wanted to get that below 100,000. well, net migration overall, still 271,000, almost three times their target. the contribution of eu citizens to that, however, has fallen quite significantly. it is people from outside the eu who are making a much greater contribution
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to that figure now. on the subject of eu citizens, it's quite interesting looking at the figures coming out from the labour force survey this month, because for the first time in those figures we've seen first time in those figures we've seen a very first time in those figures we've seen a very significant reduction in eu citizens in the workforce. it has gone down by 86,000 eu citizens in one year. that is the largest drop in eu citizen is working in the uk since figures have started to be collected more than 20 years ago. interesting, daniel sandford, our home affairs correspondent, thank you. president trump has warned that any attempt to impeach him would have severe consequences for the us economy. in an interview with fox news, mr trump spoke of an economic crash if he was removed from office. earlier this week, the president's former lawyer, michael cohen, told a court he had broken us electoral laws on the orders of mr trump. cbs reporterjohn schiumo is in new york and hejoins
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and he joins me and hejoins me now from new york. tell us what donald trump has been saying in this latest interview? jane, it was a wide—ranging interview, giving us a songs of headlines to choose from. president trump in this interview admitted he paid two women to keep quiet about alleged affairs but yesterday he said the payments didn't violate campaignfinance said the payments didn't violate campaign finance laws here in the states, because he paid with his own money, not from campaign donations. as you point out michael cohen tells quite different story, he pleaded guilty to criminal charges telling thejudge he made those payments in coordination and at the direction of a federal candidate for office, though it is worth noting he did not specifically name president trump. john schiumo from cbs news, thank you. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, has called for radical reform of the media, saying the news industry is failing the public. speaking at the edinburgh tv festival, mr corbyn threatened big digital companies with a windfall tax unless they agree to help fund
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public interestjournalism. the conservatives say the idea would lead to higher bills for consumers. the labour leader also called for licence—fee payers to elect the bbc‘s governing board. yesterday on the news at one, we reported on an improvement in scotland's public finances, with an increase in revenue and a reduction in the deficit. in doing so, we said the scottish government last year spent nearly {13.5 billion more than it raised. this was incorrect — that figure covers all public sector expenditure in scotland, including areas controlled by the uk government and other public bodies. we apologise for this error. glenn close has spent much of her acting career playing wronged women, most famously in fatal attraction, and her new film the wife is no exception. despite being nominated for an oscar six times, she hasn't won,
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so could this role change that? she's been speaking to charlie stayt about her life and career. glenn close, lovely to see you. lovely to see you. and welcome to our little balcony. thank you. if there's a little bit of noise, we're at somerset house and we're overlooking the thames and over there, the national theatre, where of course you have performed in the past, is that right? yes, i played streetcar named desire. does it bring back happy memories? yes, yes, working with trevor nunn, an incredible cast. i'm aware of joan's various indiscretions. please don't paint me as a victim, i am much more interesting than that. i know you are. tell us about the wife. well, i kind of say it's a story about a very complex marriage and in a way, you could also say it's a kind of love story. your character, i don't know how to describe it, there is, all those phrases come to mind, like long—serving, long—suffering, there's an element to that that you're constantly on the lookout for?
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she's a someone who is... she's someone who is... has one of my favourite scenes to shoot. well, actually, i loved the whole process, but, was, when i'm just standing there when we arrive in stockholm, holding his coat. because that kind of shows her role in this marriage for a lot of years. and then there's the scene at a cocktail party when she's almost invisible. he kind of negates her and doesn't introduce her to anyone, just introduced herself. and ijust think it's a situation that quite a few women will identify with on one level or another. i wanted to ask you about fatal attraction, because you have made the link, haven't you, between alex's character and how things totally fell apart for her and mental health issues and how we look at them now and how that film might be different were it made now, with the sort of
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sensibilities we have? well, back in ‘88, when that was made, mental illness, mental health, was not talked about at all, basically, it really wasn't. and i think it would be fascinating to tell the exact same story from alex forrest's point of view, because she was not as she's been labelled, one of the great villains of all time. the bunny boiler line... yeah, i think nobody really... she was fascinating, you didn't quite know... but you didn't know the "why" of her behaviour. and it's in revealing the "why" of her behaviour that i think would be... would be very interesting to people. because i was not playing the greatest villain of all time, i was playing a very specific human being who...was in crisis. d'you know before you came in, i picked out that, which almost matches your trousers a little bit. so how about that? oh, it does, look at that. it's been lovely to meet you. very nice.
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thank you so much. this weekend, the belgian grand prix is held at spa, a track synonymous with the success of seven—time world champion michael schumacher. he dominated formula 1 during the 1990s, but suffered a serious brain injury in a skiing accident nearly five years ago. now, his 19—year—old son mick has aspirations to follow his father into motor racing. 0ur formula 1 correspondent jennie gow went to meet him at home in switzerland. his father is a sporting icon, and the most successful formula 1 driver of all time. having started out with a go—kart in the garden when he was just three years old, mick schumacher is carving out his own career in motorsport, recently taking his first win in european formula 3. i always did different sports but there was never this feeling that i wanted to do that
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in my future, and there was always the feeling i want to do that racing kind of thing, and speeding and being quick and racing and fighting against each other. and at the end, yeah, i try to be the best. mick's first f3 win came at spa, the very same circuit that his father michael got his maiden grand prix victory at back in 1992. the first win ever for michael schumacher... in a career that spanned two decades, schumacher remains the only racer to have won five consecutive titles. he had retired from motorsport when he sustained a life—threatening injury while skiing in france, but in mick, the family's talent and passion for motor racing continues. i want to ask about the role that your dad has had in your career. well, he had a huge influence.
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as everyone knows, he's my idol. he is the one i am looking up to, and i'm really following everything he did and trying to look at something that i could use myself. so he had a huge role in how i'm driving now. so, yeah, really happy about that. in his early career, mick raced under his mother's maiden name to avoid the spotlight, but now the steely determination associated with the schumacher family shines through. your name is nowjust synonymous with motorsport, isn't it? yeah, it is. i don't know... for sure, a lot of doors open easier. i want to prove that i'm a racing driver, a proper racing driver, not only showing that i've got the name. i don't have any rush so, for me, if i'm ready as a racing driver, if i'm a complete racing driver, i think that's the right moment for me to go into f1, and then that's the moment i'm able to show everything i've got. at the belgian grand prix last
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season, mick drove his father's benetton car around the track, a tribute to past successes and a glimpse at the potential that lies ahead. time for a look at the weather. here's mel coles. yes, cooler conditions are creeping their way southwards and by tomorrow we will all notice that difference. it has already moved into parts of scotland, where we are seeing some sunshine but also some showers just as the rain has been working through england it has been creating quite cloudy and murky conditions. you can see the culprit right nicely on our radar picture, the first weather fronts up and down towards the south and the easter, the second slipping across parts of scotland and into northern england, with the chavez slipping into parts of scotland and

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