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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11: after his shock resignation, former transport ministerjo johnson insists he's not seeking the removal of theresa may — but takes another swipe at the prospective brexit deal. we're not going to get greater sovereignty, we're going to cede sovereignty, we're going to lose control over how rules affecting swathes of our economy are shaped. it's not the british parliament that's going to gain control from this, it's the french, german, and european parliaments. heavenly father, please help us. driving through the inferno — at least nine people are killed and a quarter of a million forced to flee their homes — as wildfires burn out of control across california. president trump meets emmanuel macron for talks in paris — ahead of events to mark the centenery of the end of the first world war. thousands of plug—in hybrid cars bought with government grants are burning as much fuel as regular cars — but drivers still pay
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less car tax and benefit from free parking. coming up at 11:30 on dateline london — we'll be discussing the impact of the us mid—term elections and taking a look at commemorations around the world to mark the end of world war one. we will also be talking about iran and its nuclear deal. the former transport minister, jojohnson, has insisted he is not seeking the removal of theresa may as prime minister, following his resignation yesterday in protest at her prospective deal with brussels over brexit. mrjohnson, who campaigned to remain in the eu, said he knew many of his colleagues were also "reflecting hard". speaking to the bbc, mrjohnson repeated his call
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for another referendum on membership of the eu, saying it would be the first one in which people were aware of the realities of brexit. our political correspondent, tom barton is here. presumably, for many people, he won't be a particularly well—known politician. but the impact of his resignation coming when it does, is potentially serious for the prime minister. he's properly better known in reference to his much more famous pro—brexit rather, boris. it is the timing of his resignation which is damaging for the prime minister. we area maximum damaging for the prime minister. we are a maximum of a handful of weeks away from the deadline before which she has to have agreed a deal with the european union. she then has to get that deal through parliament. mr johnson's resignation yesterday
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makes that task much more difficult. not least, because he says he won't vote for whatever deal she comes back with, having seen what is a p pa re ntly back with, having seen what is apparently on the table. he describes that deal as extraordinarily hopeless. he also says that it is wrong for the prime minister to present mps simply with a choice between harry deal or no deal. my road or the high road, essentially. he is saying there should be a third option, which should be a third option, which should be a third option, which should be another referendum, a chance for the public to look at this deal and decide whether they think it is what they voted for. in terms of the developing negotiation and what happens, they are —— there we re and what happens, they are —— there were impressions given by the irish prime minister that we were looking at the possibility of a deal and that he didn't want to speed it by saying it would be done. but he said he was cautiously optimistic with
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some of the rhetoric in the last few weeks not damaging that. what will this resignation impact on? brussels is saying, further division in the british camp doesn't strengthen our hand in negotiations.” british camp doesn't strengthen our hand in negotiations. i don't think anybody would argue that it does anything but damage to recently‘s ability to get the good deal that she is hoping forfrom the eu. —— damage theresa may's ability. it makes the government look divided. but from a european perspective, they will be questioning how achievable it is for the prime minister to get any deal through the british parliament, because of course, no matter what she comes back with, it has to be approved by mps. you have the dup again this morning, arlene foster, writing in the telegraph, raising concerns
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about the impact of any deal on the northern ireland. jeremy corbyn is speaking to a german newspaper saying brexits cannot be reversed, but significant numbers have is mps have made it clear that they went back any deal that the prime minister has. of course, if the number of supporters on her side is slipping away, she was hoping she might be able to claim some support for disaffected labour mps.m might be able to claim some support for disaffected labour mps. it may not be enough. she needs more and more as everyday passes. thank you very much. joining me is conservative mp and prominent remain supporter, dominic grieve. were you disappointed thatjoe johnson felt the need to resign?” understand exactly why he felt the need to resign. it is clear that he has come to the same conclusion as a number of others of his colleagues. this is that the deal that the prime
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minister is likely to bring back to parliament is one that i think parliament is one that i think parliament is one that i think parliament is simply not going to be able to support, because it delivers no benefits. in contrast to saying in the eu. this has always been a problem and i think this is an inherent problem in the brexit process. unless you believe in the vision of free and independent britain turning itself into the singapore of the north—east of antics, which a few of my brexit collea g u es antics, which a few of my brexit colleagues believe in, but it has very little support among the public oi’ very little support among the public or anywhere, then any attempt at brexit is likely to end up in a worse place for the uk in virtually every respect, compared to stay in the eu. that is what is more obvious as this negotiation goes on. although he was focused on the call for a further referendum, arguably, the most telling part of his critique was his description of what
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the negotiation has or has not achieved. in those circumstances, can you envisage a situation in which theresa may could get any likely deal through the house of commons? i think the prime minister, who has undoubtedly done her best for the two and a half years, to square for the two and a half years, to square a for the two and a half years, to square a circle, will find that the sort of deal that she is currently negotiating is going to look very unattractive in parliament. it leaves us bound by the regulatory frameworks of the eu, even though we nominally left it. in practice, we will lose all influence on how those rules are put together. but we will still be bound by most of them. this is clearly an unsatisfactory outcome, particularly for a country thatis outcome, particularly for a country that is the fifth largest economy in the world. it is simply, to my mind, not acceptable. the prime minister
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has a problem. she says that we cannot ignore the 2016 referendum result. if this is what people really wa nt, result. if this is what people really want, then they must vote for it and show their approval for this package. they should also be offered the opportunity of changing their mind on what is without the slightest doubt the single most important decision we will probably have to make in the course of our lives. isn't the danger that by focusing on the referendum, in a sense, you have given the government an escape clause, because they can get into an argument about a referendum, when actually, the argument is even more fundamental than that. the negotiation has not worked. that would be a better battle for you to part you troops on, as it were, and for your colleague, jojohnson, to on, as it were, and for your colleague, jo johnson, to do on, as it were, and for your colleague, jojohnson, to do so. talk of a second referendum is irreleva nt talk of a second referendum is irrelevant if nothing will get through pollen. i'd think it is irrelevant, because we are leaving eu with no deal. —— i don't think it
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is irrelevant. that would be catastrophic. so, i had to accept, asa catastrophic. so, i had to accept, as a democrat, the only way which we can geta as a democrat, the only way which we can get a sensible outcome is by going back to the public and asking them their opinion. most of us, even if the original referendum was only advisory, feel bound to try to give effect to the wishes that you expressed them. people can change their mind. and there are compelling reasons why people should reconsider the situation we are in and because i happen to think that we are going toa i happen to think that we are going to a brexit that is unsatisfactory. now, can the prime minister get approvalfor it now, can the prime minister get approval for it every deal she gets? are not even sure at the moment that you will get a deal she can accept. but if she does get a deal that she can get along the lines that
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appeared to be floating around, i would have immense difficulty to support it. it seems to me that it is an appalling outcome for the united kingdom. if anybody takes a step back and things about the national interest, they could not be able to convey this will stopm national interest, they could not be able to convey this will stop it has been referred to as the worst example of been referred to as the worst exa m ple of statecraft. been referred to as the worst example of statecraft. do you share this assessment? not quite, in this sense, but i think the prime minister has been dealt an appalling hand of cards. she did this task overin hand of cards. she did this task over in 2016, after the referendum results, and she has been trying to do her best to implement what people have asked for. i did think it is lack of negotiating skills that have led to this current end point, the truth is, the negotiations were a lwa ys truth is, the negotiations were always going to end up like this, because the basic premise on which we are leaving the eu and what we
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seek to do so is flawed. former attorney general, thank you very much forjoining us. thank you. president trump has played down a row over defence spending in a meeting with the french president emmanuel macron in paris ahead of commemorations to mark the centenary of the end of the first world war. president trump told president macron it was "only fair" that other countries helped to boost defence spending to ease the burden on the united states. mr macron agreed. last night mr trump rebuked the french president, who'd called for a european army, to protect the eu from china, russia — and even the united states. later this afternoon, mr macron, and the german chancellor, angela merkel, will visit the forest clearing where the armistice was signed to end the conflict. let's speak to our paris correspondent hugh schofield. cannot we just finish off this row between macron and trunk? is it fair to say that this appears to have
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boiled down to a misreporting of the interview that present macron gave firstly, he didn't say that we would need a european army to defend us from the united states? yes and no. because he did say that. so often, when you are reporting these things, you realise there is a nuance between the spoken word and the written word. written down, it looked very blunt, he did utter the words, to protect as against china, russia and the usa. when you hear the interview as a whole, you understand that he is not putting the us in the same bracket as china and russia, he is saying, given that what has happened in the us and the unilateral tendencies, the withdrawal from the nuclear treaty, we are more alone, therefore we need more of our own protection. that is what saying. what is interesting is that in america, they chose to misinterpret it. surely, it is the smallest of —— it should have been
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looked into a little bit of what was meant behind his utterance will stop donald trump chose to overly misinterpret it and to assume that it meant what it broadly did in words. i think that was deliberate. he arrived all guns blazing in paris, saying to france and europe, iam paris, saying to france and europe, i am president trump, i am here. paris, saying to france and europe, iam president trump, iam here. it did mean that when the two men met, it was clear that or they had to say to each other was, that was a misunderstanding. of course i didn't think america is liable to invade us, this is what i meant, and then they were able to agree that actually, on the issue of more european spending, they are on the same track. so it was a false row, but it was not a full trial in the sense that it was deliberately created by donald trump. in some way, reveals about both men's positions. can you tell us about
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what will happen for the rest of the day? we have a significant number of leaders in paris. president macron is the master of ceremonies, from the commemoration this began. this bilateral row will be over now with donald trump, and that is the end of the serious politics of it all. there is a ceremony this afternoon with angela merkel at the famous railway wagon which was shunted into a forest of where the armistice was signed in 1918. famously also where hitler came a few years later to rub france's knows it when france surrendered. it is a slightly controversial location and some eyebrows have been raised, but generally have still gone along with it. -- generally have still gone along with it. —— germany have gone along with it. —— germany have gone along with it. there is a dinner tonight at the
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famous museum, where maybe 50 or 60 world leaders will attend the 0rsay museum. and then, to finalise this, there will be a peace forum, which was macron's idea, and he wants it to be the legacy of this centenary. it is an annual event, bringing leaders together and ngos and people minded to push the agenda of multilateralism from an anglo—saxon point of view. it is quite nebulous and concepts —— in concept, but it is the antithesis of the president trump view, and he has decided to boycott it. thank you very much. a remembrance ceremony has also been held today at the st. symphorien military cemetery in belgium. the uk's ambassador to belgium alison rose attended an event to remember canadian troops who fell in world war one. there were troops from almost all
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pa rt there were troops from almost all part of the world who fought in the first world war, because many countries than were empires. those being commemorated included george price of the canadian infantry, who is believed to be one of the last commonwealth combat casualties of the war. the headlines on bbc news: after his shock resignation, former transport ministerjo johnson insists he's not seeking the removal of theresa may — but takes another swipe at the prospective brexit deal. president trump meets emmanuel macron for talks in paris — ahead of events to mark the centenery of the end of the first world war. at least nine people are killed and a quarter of a million forced to flee their homes — as wildfires burn out of control across california. intense wildfires are sweeping through parts of california, destroying thousands of buildings, forcing the evacuation
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of entire towns, and — so far — claiming the lives of at least nine people. officials say at least five people were found dead in their cars in butte county, northern california, where fire has devastated the town of paradise. almost all the wooden built buildings have been turned to ashes. it's now threatening areas to the north of the town. further south, more than 150,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. 0ur correspondent james cook sent us this report from paradise, california. the devastation here in paradise is almost complete. houses for block after block have been destroyed. it is actually quite difficult to identify a lot of the debris that is lying around. such was the intense ferocity of this blaze. para cables are down, trees, as you can see, are down and still smouldering. we have seen a few emergency workers here, we have seen police picking through the rubble, checking. soon we expect search teams to come through and look to see
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if anyone was left here. there are concerns that people are missing. it is eerie and frankly pretty awful to be walking here in the ashes of peoples lives. we have seen some activity from para crews who are here trying to make this area a little safer. there are para cables down all around. as we drove in, we had to be careful, weaving around them. and that was a para company car driving past us just now. as you can see, it is a really bad mess here. 27,000 people lived in paradise. as they fled from this community, which is on a ridge, they were jammed onto roads that were not designed to get people out in a hurry. some people had to abandon their cars and flee on foot with children and animals in their arms, carrying their pets. not all of them got out, unfortunately, we are learning about bodies that have been found
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in the charred cards and the fear is that we will hear about more of that in the coming days. james cook reporting from paradise in california. the exclusive town of malibu just outside los angeles is being threatened by the wildfire. .. these pictures give you an idea ofjust how dangerous the situation is there. the 101 freeway is one of the main routes connecting the area to central los angeles, which is around 30 miles away. some homes have already been lost to the flames, and with the winds driving the fire towards the coast, many more are in danger. many celebrities live in the area, and they've been posting on social media. the singer cher says... actor charlie sheen said... and mark hamil, who you'll know as luke skywalker
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from the star wars films, said... at least 11 people have been killed in flash flooding injordan. nearly 4000 tourists have been evacuated from the ancient city of petra and a state of emergency has been declared in the red sea port city of aqaba. the victims include a diver who was involved in attempts to rescue people swept away by rising waters. yemeni forces — backed by the saudi—led coalition which is supported by the us and the uk — have launched a major offensive to take full control of yemen's port city of hodeidah. aid agencies have been warning that an all—out attack on the city, which is the entry point for 80% of the country's food imports and aid relief, could triggerfamine. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre.
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good morning. england's rugby league side, have shown how to beat new zealand, but the rugby union team, will be underdogs when they face the haka at twickenham for the first time in four years this afternoon. the last time, haka was belted out, to rival the sound, of swing low, sweet chariot at twickenham, the all blacks won. but after england's narrow win over south africa last weekend, they will have greater belief they can grind out a win, but co—captain 0wen farrell is well aware what's to come. what we've got to make sure is that we don't dip our toe into the weekend and feel our way in. we've got to make sure we're throwing ourselves into it and are pretty constant throughout the game with that. so, as i said, we've prepared well this week. we're looking forward to it and we can't wait for the game to come now. it's a three o'clock kick—off at twickenham and there's commentary on radio five live, plus highlights on bbc 2 at 7.30. now, you have to go back to 2008 to find the last time wales beat australia — and they've lost 13 in a row
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against them since then. however, they're on a six—match winning run, after brushing aside scotland last saturday, and head coach warren gatland is keen to put right, that dreadful record against the wallabies. to be honest, pretty gutted after a few games that we've been in positions to win them and throw those winning positions away and having lost on a number of occasions. we should have beaten australia on quite a few occasions over recent years and we haven't managed to do it. you want to put that ledger right. wales against australia is live on bbc 2 at 17:20 but before that, you can watch scotland take on fiji at murrayfield — that's on bbc1 at 2:30. the scots will be glad to be back on home turf — they've won eight games in their last nine there — and losing their opening autumn international against wales last weekend will give them extra impetus today.
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and flanker sean 0'brien is back for the six nations champions ireland — a year after his last cap. they're on a nine—game winning run at home, going into their match against argentina — there's commentary on that one, on bbc radio ulster. england's women crushed the usa, by 57 points to five, in the first of their autumn internationals. an early red card, effectively ended the usa's challenge, with the roses running in eight tries, including one for katy daley—mclean, on her 100th cap. england winger raheem sterling, has become one of the highest paid footballers in the world. his new contract with manchester city will earn him up to £300,000 a week. that's around 18—hundred pounds every hour — in fact, in the time it's taken me to bring you this news, he's earned about a tenner. lewis hamilton should be right, in the mix in qualifying for the brazilian grand prix.
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he was fractions off the pace in both opening practice sessions. his afternoon in sao paulo went better than nico hulkenburg's — the renault driver wrecked his car. newly crowned champion hamilton was just behind his team—mate valtteri bottas in second practice. after england's men beat sri lanka in their opening test match, england's women begin their quest to add the world t20 title, to their 50—overs crown later — and sri lanka are theirfirst opponents. they're in st lucia, and england captain heather knight, knows it's going to be tough. obviously, after winning the 50—over world cup last year, we probably can't expect to be underdogs all the time, like we were going into that competition. we've had to deal with that extra expectation. the success i guess that's expected of the team now. that match starts at eight o'clock tonight — and there's commentary on every ball of every game on five live sports extra. that's all the sport for now. now time for a look at the weather... this weekend is a weekend of sunny
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spells and passing, heavy, blustery showers. don't be fooled by the fine start that we have seen today, this is the scene in the greater london and we have seen those shower clouds already building. those showers have been widespread, but also thundery in places in wales and south—west england. we can see the shower clouds on the satellite picture here. after a dry and sunny start, the showers will become increasingly widespread as we look at the forecast into the afternoon. the showers through the morning are quickly getting across the midlands and central and southern england, the —— before spreading here. not his england will see the fewest of the showers across this part of the world as we go into the afternoon. so we might stay mainly dry, showers quite late in the day. northern ireland is another place that went see too many showers, they will be sliding up the irish sea, affecting the isle of man and perhaps one or two for the coastal path of antrim and down. later on in the day, there
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will be showers in the scottish borders. north and north eastern areas of scotland should stay mainly dry, with temperatures on the mild side were everyone. temperatures between 11 and 1a degrees. there will be some large waves to the coast and we could see some localised coastal water flooding. looking at the weather picture through the evening and overnight, heavy showers and thunderstorms will continue, particularly wet across this other than when. it will might be mild and blustery. ten bridges in london down to ten and four or five in edinburgh and newcastle. he was the picture for remembrance sunday, we still have the low—pressure in the west of the uk. weather—wise, it will be a similar day. a day of sunshine and showers. the westerly winds will ensure that the majority of the showers will affect southern and western areas. with the low— pressure and western areas. with the low—pressure edging a bit closer to northern ireland, there is a greater chance of seeing some downpours through here, particularly to affect western counties. it will stay mild,
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temperatures 10—14 degrees and the winds were untrue showers move quite quickly. there will be some sunshine for all of us at some point. next week, it stays mild, 16 celsius in london on thursday perhaps, should be about 11 this time of year. hello and welcome to dateline london, the programme which brings together leading british commentators with the internationaljournalists who send home their stories under the dateline london. this week — no blue wave for us democrats so no mid—term blues for donald trump. are his sanctions on iran subject to the law of diminishing returns? and as the world commemorates the end of the war that was supposed to end all wars, do we remember too much? joining us today are: the iranian—born writer amir taheri, bronwen maddox — former international editor at the times, now with the uk's institute for government — agnes poirierfrom the french magazine marianne, and the us journalist stryker mcguire, from bloomberg markets. are welcome to all of you, and thank
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you for being with us. meet donald trump, the magic man. it's the pundits verdict on the us president which he most appreciates himself. he re—tweeted it approvingly, after tuesday's elections, the results of which will help shape the presidential election due in 2020. mr trump's republican party lost control of the house of representatives. a democrat—majority there will make it harder to introduce new legislation. the strengthened republican grip on the senate, though, makes it unlikely he'll be successfully impeached. it will also make the path to securing supreme court vacancies for conservatives a lot safer. bronwen, hal magic were these results for donald trump? they were a relief, that was how they were betrayed, as very good news for him. it is not great news, in that the congressmen have the house, and license or the ability to harass him and demand tax returns and so on. the question for me is whether the
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democrats really put their energies into that, as well as booking some of the legislation that he may want to get through —— buckingham. i also think of the start of the next presidential race, you've had a lot of contenders coming through, or talk about them, particularly on the side of the democrats. potentially thatis side of the democrats. potentially that is exciting. i'm jeff flake from arizona dropping more than a few hints about his career in the senate, he feels someone in the party should challenge donald trump. it's not like it is a midterm where he got hammered? no, but he didn't get hammered and he clearly did help in certain races. he went to places where, i think he knew that he could make a difference. and he did. and of course, all of those places were, i was going to say in the middle of nowhere but i really shouldn't say that! they were outside of the urban
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