this is bbc news, i'm rachel schofield. the headlines at 8pm... leicester city players and fans observe a minute's silence to honour the club's chairman and four others who died in a helicopter crash outside the club's stadium a week ago. we have just come to support the boys because leicester has been through a tough week and we just wa nt to through a tough week and we just want to show our love and support for leicester and the leicester team. in bangkok, a week—long buddhist funeral is underway at a royal temple, to honour the billionaire businessman and owner of leicester city football club, vichai srivaddhanaprabha. more than 70 business people have written to the sunday times demanding another referendum on brexit and a public vote on whether to accept the terms of the uk's departure from the eu. and in the united states, donald trump is on the campaign trailagain. with just days to go before the midterm elections, the president arrives in montana trying to boost republican votes.
liverpool maintain their unbeaten premier league record with a draw at arsenal. good evening and welcome to bbc news. a minute's silence has been held at football matches around the country, in memory of the five people who died in a helicopter crash near leicester city's stadium last saturday. today saw the first game for leicester in the premier league since the accident, playing cardiff, and members of the squad will soon head to thailand for the funeral of the club's chairman, who was among those killed. from cardiff, here's our sports correspondentjoe wilson. saturday afternoon, going to the game. nothing could appear so normal, except, for leicester city right now, nothing is normal.
there is consolation in a familiar routine, familiar faces. and everywhere still was the image and the memory of the man whose investment made leicester champions. all our thoughts are obviously still with the family. the funeral is today. we have just come to support the boys because i think leicester has been through a tough week and we just want to show our love and support for leicester and the leicester team. applause the coach bringing the leicester team to cardiff stadium this afternoon was applauded by supporters from both sides. what happened last weekend in leicester has touched football as a sport, as a community. in cardiff's match day programme, a tribute to vichai srivaddhanaprabha. around the ground, supporters voicing their own. the outpouring of grief, the support for him, leicester city, and everybody connected with it, this is no ordinary football match. of course it is there to win, but i think,
going back to his memory... do you know what? he became one of us. inside the stadium, all those who died were honoured, and every travelling member of leicester city's staff and squad joined the minute's silence. these expressions don't need words. for the same man, a different ritual was unfolding in thailand. a royal temple for the funeral of vichai srivaddhanaprabha. an elaborate ceremony. in his home country he may have been perceived differently — as a skilled businessman, but a private person, successful at making political connections. the rituals there will continue and leicester players will attend. two very different cultures, connected by football. many leicester fans in wales talked to me today about their owner's legacy. a legacy which belongs in football
grounds near and far. well, leicester beat cardiff city this afternoon, and a little earlier our sports correspondent eleanor roper told us about the atmosphere at the game. well, it's been a really emotional afternoon here in cardiff but it was a goal in the 55th minute from demarai gray that took leicester city 1—0 up. he then removed his shirt to reveal a t—shirt that said, "for vichai." now, the match started with a one—minute's silence. the players were also wearing black armbands to pay tribute to their chairman. and jamie vardy said that, ahead of this match, they were asked, they were given the choice — did they want the game to go ahead but they said, yes they did, and they felt it was really important to be able to come here today and pay tribute to their chairman. now, we have just seen the team bus leaving to a round of applause. many of the players are now heading to thailand where they will travel to bangkok and attend the various funeral ceremonies that
are happening over the next couple of days. they are expected to return to the uk on tuesday ahead of their next premier league match. that will be at home to burnley. well, earlier i spoke to leicester city fan amy ginetta, who reflected on today's game in cardiff. it's been a very emotional day but one where, as fans and players, we've been uniting and obviously in the week leading up to it there's been lots of tributes and fans going down to the ground. it was the first time that everybody is really being together, showing their support for the players and that's for everybody involved i think. and in terms of paying tribute, what did you feel about how you wanted the match to unfold and the atmosphere of the cardiff city fans? i think the fans who were all in there were in their seats early,
we wanted the players and everybody around us to see us as altogether, the t—shirts they were wearing at the start. there was lots of singing. just a real united atmosphere. that's what he brought to the football club, a feeling of family and that's what we wanted to show everybody today, that we're coming together. it's been hard but we will come through this for him to carry on his legacy. and the win of course was a fitting tribute. it is important, i guess, to have that high point of the match today. it was. in the greater scheme of what's happened, football almost isn't important but it was important to him and it is important to us as that family, that football family. and you could see what it meant the players the goal went in, and to the fans, to be able to pay tribute to him and celebrate that together.
the scenes at the end were just heartbreaking but heart—warming altogether, all in one go. it has just been very fitting that they were able to win and those three points are for him. you mentioned the scenes at the end. for people watching at home, it was quite extraordinary, the players staying on the pitch for a good ten or 15 minutes, talking to fans. describe, if you would, what happened there at the end of the game. yeah, itjust seems to be one of those natural things that happened. the players are very good every game at coming over, the ones who have played and the substitutes, but the whole squad was there and everybody, the whole staff, came over to the fans and the fans stayed. we sang a lot of the songs we sing to each of the players and the players were able to touch the badge and cheer to us and wave and clap and it was just a moment that everybody could share. they must have been out there for 15 minutes. cardiff were brilliant,
they have been brilliant all day in supporting us as a couple club so it was a really nice time to spend together. you could see how upset the players were but also how much it meant to them that we were all stood there supporting them and supporting the boss. more than 70 business people have written to the sunday times demanding another referendum on brexit. the letter has been coordinated by the people's vote campaign, which is pressing for the public to be given a say on whether to accept the terms of the uk's departure from the european union. in the letter, the signatories say... our political correspondent chris mason has been explaining to me
the significance of the letter. i think it is one of those things that was inevitable at this stage in the process. opponents of brexit and they are restating that opposition. that is not to undermine the significance of what they are saying. they said, i spoke to one tonight, james daunt, the chief executive of waterstones, and he says he gets that many people will have been motivated to vote leave for non—economic reasons, the whole argument around sovereignty and where power lies, but, in his view and in his experience running the book shop that he is the boss of, it has had definite economic consequences so far. he talks about the uncertainty that is putting people off wanting to spend money but he also talks about what he sees as the danger in the long—term. i asked him, what effect does it have on a guy who's flogging books. and he said, every single book that we sell is printed on paper that is imported. a lot of it relies on the so—called just in time production methods where things happen very quickly
and have to get across borders very quickly and so he fears, on top of the uncertainty that he said he is experiencing as a businessman now, that there is the consequence, he fears, if there is not a brexit deal that keeps trade flowing, that there would be a definite impact on the raw materials that his industry is reliant upon. now, does this change the dial fundamentally? no, i don't think it does. we saw letters of this type including signatories very similar to this three years ago, before the referendum itself. and downing street are saying tonight that their view does not change. they say that there was a people's vote, to use the slogan that the campaign group use, and that was injune 2016 and that there will not be another referendum. nevertheless, the people's vote campaign has been becoming one might save more prominent and they have been campaigning hard. do we know how things stand, as they would say, among
the general public aside from these business leaders? you are right about the sort of noise that the people's vote campaign are making. they know they have this relatively narrow window at the moment to really make their argument. and they are finding every mechanism that they can to articulate that, whether that is letters into national newspapers like the one that will pop up tomorrow or opinion poll work. there is an opinion poll that the people's vote campaign have had conducted for them this weekend which, they say, suggests that there is support, particularly in labour constituencies, for another referendum. and clearly they hope that would put pressure on labour mps tojoin those who have called for another referendum. the roadblock they run up against at the moment is, as i say, the complete opposition of the government and the fact that the labour party, whilst it is toying with the idea of backing another referendum, they say they are ruling nothing out, they are not wholeheartedly endorsing it either. i think what those behind the people's campaign vote are well aware of is that some such
is the fluidity of politics at the moment, that if you were to arrive at a situation where the prime minister came back with a deal that was then rejected by the house of commons, we would be in such an unprecedented situation that perhaps anything would be possible and at that point they would step up this campaign. i think that is one of the reasons why they want to make as much noise as they are making now, because they don't know, none of us know, exactly where we are going to end up within a couple of months. well, meanwhile the irish prime minister has warned that brexit is undermining 20 years of peace in northern ireland, and is fraying relationships with britain. in an interview with the broadcaster rte, leo varadkar said brexit was also pulling britain and ireland apart. brexit negotiations have stalled over how to avoid the return of a hard border between the republic of ireland and northern ireland. the uk government has tonight reitterated that it won't agree to anything which risks a hard border or threatens the good friday agreement. a reminder we'll take a look at what tomorrow's
front pages are saying. at 10:30 and 11:30pm this evening in the papers. our guests joining me tonight are ruth lea, economic adviser to the arbuthnot banking group, and the playwright and columnist at the new european, bonnie greer. just days before crucial midterm elections, president trump is continuing to criss—cross the united states visiting crucial states for the republicans. on tuesday, millions of americans will cast their ballots in contests for seats in both chambers of congress, alongside dozens of state governor battles. the democrats are cautiously optimistic of their chances of wining control of the house of representatives, which would have a big impact on the course of donald trump's term in office. speaking at a rally in montana, in the last hour, the president was keen to highlight what he sees as a booming economy. this is one of the most important elections of our entire lives. this election will decide whether we build on the extraordinary prosperity that we have achieved
or whether we let the radical democrats take control of congress and take a giant wrecking ball to our economy and to the future of our nation. america now is the best economy in the history of our country. can you believe this? right? i said it was going to happen, ijust didn't know it was going to happen this fast. it has happened fast. let's speak now to daniel lipman, co—author of politico's washington playbook. hejoins me via webcam from washington. hello to you. let's start with what we heard from president trump. making a big play of his economic policy and the successes he is calling to mind as people turn to vote. he is talking about that
250,000 job increase last month and the economy is doing very well in the economy is doing very well in the us. it is the same number of jobs that was created under the last couple of years of 0bama so it is not like he had increased it that much but people are feeling good. the problem for trump is that he talks about immigration and other divisive issues so much in his other speeches that he really drowned out his message on economic ‘s pulled even paul ryan's senior advisers have tweeted that nobody is actually talking about the economy and why can't trump stay on message? presumably trump would think he has a ready audience in his message on immigration, talking about the mexican border and feeling he has ears willing to listen to what he has to say and possible votes to win. that is true, but when you are running for re—election, a lot of
those house and senate candidates, they don't want it to just be about immigration because that is an issue that only appeals to trump's base. a lot of the moderate voters are turned off by it. it also get many hispanics and democrats to the polls, a lot of young people who are more pro—immigration than older americans. when you hear rhetoric that people think is racist, when you talk about if the military or the border patrol are going to shoot people on the border, that gets more democrats out there and so you cannot just have democrats out there and so you cannotjust have your base, you have to build out and have a more moderate base. in terms of getting people out to vote, we have seen barack 0bama coming out of what might be called a reclusive state to complain and say to people that they have to get out and vote. is turnout
going to be at issue?|j have to get out and vote. is turnout going to be at issue? i think that is always the issue in midterms, getting young people and others out of their houses and their dorm rooms and apartments and getting them to the polls to make them realise, remember last time in 2016 when you did not vote for hillary clinton, you thought she had clinched the election? it turns out that was not true. they are emphasising that, if you want to have a check on trump, a branch of the government that will hold him accountable and investigate his cabinet members and his hotel business and foreign business interests, then you need to elect democrats to provide that check. that is the message that 0bama is saying. he raised the issue of trump's cellphone. foreign powers are listening in, like china and russia, and trump's advisers have
told him that at he still uses that phone. when it comes to the predictions, and it is of course a dangerous game, but the feeling seems to be that there could be a shift power in congress, at least in the house of representatives. people are betting on 35 democratic seat pick—ups and speaker nancy pelosi and in the senate, even though most democrats are not that optimistic and they could even lose a couple of seats, they look at that, if it is a huge day on tuesday for democrats, the senate is possible. even ted cruz is within a few point of losing. a lot of people in washington are going up two different districts, in virginia, flying to their favourite member's district, and trying to get them elected or re—elected. and if you
area elected or re—elected. and if you are a lobbyist in washington, you can cui’i’y favour are a lobbyist in washington, you can curry favour because people will remember the fact that you showed up in the last weekend. daniel, good to speak to you, thank you very much. the headlines on bbc news... leicester city players and fans observe a minute's silence to honour the club's chairman and four others who died in a helicopter crash outside the club's stadium a week ago. more than 70 business people have written to the sunday times demanding another referendum on brexit and a public vote on whether to accept the terms of the uk's departure from the eu. broadcaster paul gambaccini receives a pay—out from the crown prosecution service over its handling of unfounded sexual assault allegations against him. sport and for a full round—up, from the bbc sport centre, here'sjohn watson. away from the emotional scenes
in cardiff where leicester played the big game of the day in the premier league was at the emirates where arsenal drew one all with liverpool, who move clear at the top of the table tonight. nick parrott has the details. with manchester city so strong, who've lost this match could find themselves slipping away in a title race. high stakes means high pressure and mistakes. 0thers appear to come from the officials, sadio mane's goal ruled offside when replays showed it should have been given. arsenal suffered the same fate but theirs was more clear—cut. in the new away kit, liverpool looked unfamiliar and it was an unlikely player who went closest in the first half, virgil van dijk is yet to score in the league but posed more threat than his more prolific colleagues. arsenal had more possession but liverpool were first to make theirs count through possession but liverpool were first to make theirs count throuthames milner. the back tears never lost a premier league game he has scored in boosted the visitors with surgery a—league virgil van dijk going close
together but arsenal are a different proposition under unai emery and set up proposition under unai emery and set upa proposition under unai emery and set up a thrilling finale to thank stuart alexander lacazette. manchester city will probably be happiest with the draw even though it takes liveable top for 2h hours. marcus rashford scored an injury—time winner as manchester united came from behind to beat high—flying bournemouth 2—1. jose mourinho said he was the luckiest manager in the premier league at half—time, such was their poor performance in the first half. either bournemouth should been well ahead. leicester city won their emotional match against cardiff1—0. elsewhere everton were 3—1 winners over brighton — richarlison scoring twice fortheirwin infour premier league matches. newcastle united picked up their first win in the premier league this season thanks to a second half goal from ayoze perez. west ham took an early lead against burnley — arnautovic with the goal. the visitors equalised thanks to two
from filipe anderson while spurs are currently in action against wolves. they are leading the 2—0 through erik lamela and lucas moura. celtic hammered hearts as first played second in the scottish premiership. hearts are out in front by a point the top. rangers left it late to beat saint 2—0. daniel candeias came off the bench to score in the 79th minute. he was also sent off in extra time after a second yellow but alfredo morelos got the second to give steven gerrard's team only their second away league win of the season. david turnbull gave motherwell theirfirst premiership home win of the season with a 1—0 victory over dundee. englnad have beaten south africa at tiwckneham in the first of their autumn internatoinals.
the only try of the game came from sbu nkosi but the boot of 0wen farrell kept england close to south africa throughout. his 72nd minute penalty was the decisive one, giving england the lead for the first time. the crowd breathed a sigh of relief after south africa missed this penalty in the 77th minute which would have seen them win it but england held on to win. also, wales beat scotland 21—10 in the first ever doddie weir cup game held in cardiff, the game held as a tribute to the scottish international who is suffering from motor neurone disease. scotland's miserable run continues as tries from george north and jonathan davies work on permitted by 11 points from leigh halfpenny. scotland responded with a try from captain stuart mcinally but we re try from captain stuart mcinally but were left to rue poor midfield
defence and discipline. simone biles won the 14th world title of her career, with a massive score on the floor, in the final apparattus final at the world championships in doha. the floor gold was her sixth medal of the week and despite scoring lower than she had in her qualifying round, biles finished exactly one mark ahead of the silver medallist — her friend and team mate morgan hurd. what a tournament it has been for her. that's all the sport for now. the radio presenter paul gambaccini has received a payout from the crown prosecution service, over the way it handled unfounded historical sex abuse allegations against him. he was arrested in 2013 after claims he sexually assaulted two teenage boys in the early 1980s. he's always denied the allegations, calling them "completely fictitious" and spent a year on bail before the case was dropped. here's frankie mccamley. arriving at the bbc studios in central london this morning
to host his radio 2 show, pick of the pops, paul gambaccini had nothing to say. the veteran broadcaster, known as the professor of pop, has been paid an undisclosed sum by the crown prosecution service over unfounded allegations of historic sex offences. in a statement, a cps spokesperson said... the 69—year—old, in an interview with the daily mail, talked about how his life had been turned upside down following his arrest, claiming... mr gambaccini was arrested following allegations he had sexually abused two boys in the 1970s and 80s — claims he said were fictitious. the cps dropped the case and wrongly suggested his accusers were under age. mr gambaccini began legal action whilst calling for changes in the law.
if we are to have a just society, we must have anonymity before charge. because what we had during this recent five years was anybody could make an accusation against anybody, whether they knew them or not, and would get publicised. since the cps announcement, the bbc has released a statement to say paul is valued and appreciated. that is why he presents two much—loved shows. frankie mccamley, bbc news. the lawyer representing a christian woman in pakistan who was cleared of blasphemy charges after eight years on death row, has fled the country in fear for his life. saif mulook said he had to leave so he could continue to represent asia bibi, who was convicted in 2010 of insulting the prophet muhammad, but acquitted by the supreme court earlier this week. violent protests by hardline islamists followed the ruling, but the government has since reached a deal with them, barring ms bibi from leaving pakistan.
her husband has asked theresa may to grant them asylum in britain. earlier i spoke to madiha afzal, a foreign policy expert at the brookings institution think tank, who specialises in pakistan. she told me more about the deal that's been made between the government and an islamist party. the federal government is the one thatis the federal government is the one that is responsible for placing people on an exit control list and thatis people on an exit control list and that is what the deal is that it reached with the hardline protesters. the events that have led to this moment are that these hardline to this moment are that these ha rdli ne protesters to this moment are that these ha rdline protesters actually threatened the three justices who reached the ruling, they frighten the army chief and pakistan's prime minister initially took a very strong line against the protesters.
but since then, he has been in china attending an investment conference. the army has stepped back and said it would not use force and so the representatives of the government and the predators have reached this deal in which the key element that they asked for was that the government exercised its power to place asia bibi on an exit control list because essentially what they will try to do is try to appeal the ruling of the supreme court. and this throws up all kinds of issues about the balance of power in pakistan between the hard—liners, the tlp party as you mentioned, and the tlp party as you mentioned, and the ruling party and the fact that there seems to be such an amount of leverage that they have that they can broker this deal. absolutely. and the key thing to remember here is that this is a party that is literally coming into existence in
the last two and a half years. they really ca m e the last two and a half years. they really came into being as a group, not actually a political party, and came to international prominence in early 2016. since then, the government has capitulated to them multiple times. in 2016, in 2017 and 110w multiple times. in 2016, in 2017 and now in 2018 and this year i actually became a political party registered with the electoral commission in pakistan and although they did not win any seats in parliament, they garnered more than 2 million votes out of 50 million votes that were recovered in pakistan. so they are not a significant force when it comes to being powerful electorally but they are able to exercise the huge amount of street power that the mainstream political parties and in particular the incumbent government, is always very afraid of. let's get a look at the weather now.
a pretty mixed picture this saturday night, plenty of dry fireworks displays and the odd damp squib. sunday, it will stay mild, some rain in places but many places will stay dry. going through what is left of this evening and tonight, there was a band of rain continuing to move further south and east across england and wales but the rain will fizzle away. for much and scotland and northern ireland, dry with clear spells. a bit chilly in the south—east but for many a mild night and i'll start tomorrow morning. we will have this cloud and some rain in some central areas through the morning and that is likely to pep up in the afternoon, particularly in parts of the south—west and maybe wales and the west midlands. sunshine elsewhere, still breezy but not as