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this is bbc news. the headlines at eight jeremy corbyn comes under pressure over labour's position on another brexit referendum alastair campbell — tony blair's former spin doctor — is expelled from the party — for voting lib dem in the european elections. i don't believe i've voted against the labour party, i believe i voted in the best interest of what the labour party should be doing. contenders for theresa may's job are split over whether to leave the eu with or without a deal — she says she still wants an orderly exit. i've always taken the view that the best option for the uk was the leave the european union with a deal. the inquest into the london bridge attacks has heard how the ring leader became radicalised. an eleventh climber has
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died on mount everest — we ask why this season is proving so dangerous. and how do smartphones and the exam season mix? we'll hear how some students cope the two main westminster parties are in turmoil over brexit in the wake of their poor performance in the european elections. both parties are being pulled by their core vote towards a position which might alienate the other side of the party. labour leaderjeremy corbyn is coming under mounting pressure from senior front benchers to come out, unequivically, infavour of a second referendum. but one of his biggest union
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backers, unite leader len mccluskey says they are wrong and a second vote won't solve anything. today the party expelled one of the architects of new labour, former communications chief alastair campbell, who admitted to voting for the liberal democrats last week. there's no conservative consensus either — foreign secretary, jeremy hunt says a no—deal brexit would be political suicide for his party — other candidates for the party leadership disagree. arriving in brussels the the prime minister insisted it was important to leave the eu in an orderly manner. our correspondent jon pienaar reports. she tried. she failed. now it will be someone else‘s job to sort out brexit. but how? it has split the country and just is 20 theresa may's it has split the country and has torn theresa may's party. in brussels, for leaders gathering today, all she could do was hope. i'm not going to comment on the views of individual candidates, there will be a process
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of selecting my successor as leader of the conservative party, but i continue to have the view that is best for the uk to leave at the deal. so where's brexit leading now? back into talks with the eu, if tories vote to makejeremy hunt pm, back from the brink of a no—deal brexit. or else... the risk of that is that parliament will then try to stop a no—deal brexit, which they have already done successfully before and then it will be pushed into a general election and i think if that happens, the conservative party will be annihilated. in other words, don't pick a no deal brexiteer, borisjohnson comes to mind, pledge to leave with or without one on october 31, the next brexit deadline. other contenders must choose now where they stand and they know it. brexit is going to be one of the big issues that has to be addressed properly and every candidate has to come forward with a credible plan, so they will have much more to say on that in the coming days. tories who want out deal or no deal and with no further
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delay, will make their feelings clear from now until they elect a new leader. the conservative party is not functioning as an electoral machine at the moment, not leaving is what has got us there. leaving may revive us. would you believe isjeremy hunt's prescription? well, if he was from the health service and i hope he was a better doctor then than he is now. time is running out, if a new prime minister tries and fails to get a new deal in brussels, and then tries to leave without one, parliament may not have the time or power to stop that happening. the speaker of the house of commons is hinted that he might intervene, otherwise it could come down to pro—european tory rebels, voting against their own government on a vote of confidence and forcing the general election. jeremy corbyn is under pressure from colleagues to back another eu referendum, a change of direction, whatever anyone says. ideally, we'd want a general election. that has always been our position, that remains our position. but as the clock ticks down,
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if you're not going to if we're not going to have a general election, we would support a people's vote. but some even closer insist that one referendum is enough. i'm not sure what a second referendum would do. but what we would need to do is heal the division that, unfortunately, has been made worse by this government and it is only labour they can do that. so let's be calm, let's not be spooked and let's reflect on how best we can get that message across. but it is a struggle for labour‘s identity too. remember tony blair's closest adviser at number ten, alastair campbell? he voted lib dem to help swing labour behind another referendum, now he's been expelled. i voted for the labour party. i'm still in the labour party as far as i'm concerned. and i will always be labour. and i suspect that i will be in and around the labour party
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longer than some of the people who are in and around jeremy corbyn at the moment. the prime minister in office but not in power. no longer a taunt, just how it is. and for teresa may, the time for tears and pain are over. we can guess the questions that will face ever comes next, but not a single answer at a defining time in british politics and the country. let's go to westminster and talk to our political correspondent ben wright. for the moment, the key person who would determine brexit policies the next tory leader, what are the numbers shaping up like in terms of support for all of the candidates, we do not know all of the potential names are going to in there? we are at ten now, more expected in the next few days, launching their campaigns in these early skirmishes as they try to set out there stalls. there are no mps at the moment, a short recess so there are not any
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mps that we can quiz about their intentions, boris is clearly the one to beat the stop he has staked the most extreme position on brexit and all of the candidates being very clear that it's they can tell, october the 31st has to be the deadline when the uk leaves the european union deal or no deal. that has been echoed by the former brexit secretary and then we have candidates like matt and others, jeremy hunt today who are suggesting that there cannot be a no—deal brexit and why the reasons there be is because parliament will ask to stop it. to put this argument to the tories electorate, tory and peas and party members. look, even if you wa nt party members. look, even if you want a no—deal brexit and get out as quickly as you can, the reality is that the government is not going to get that through this apartment because it would lead to a vote of confidence, the government could collapse, you can getjeremy corbyn. he is trying to explain to the tory
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party that they really need to give up party that they really need to give up their hope of a no—deal brexit and they should think of a more pragmatic approach to solving this crisis. but it is getting a crowded field now. in terms of the labour party, jeremy corbyn coming under increasing pressure to back a second referendum, expelling alister campbell today, was that seeing this something to distract from the anti—semitism inquiry or uniting his momentum fan base because they have been annoyed by his brexit stands. they have, it may have been the motivation. jeremy corbyn is trying to keep his head down at the moment while it wraps around them in the labour party about what they should do in response to the hammering they got during the european election. labour saw many of its leaf supporters and the old labour heart lands of the midlands in the north, disappearing away to the brexit party, giving up on labour. but more
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labour supporters are and remain seats, that one the uk to stay in or at least a people's vote for another referendum to test switch and very large numbers to other parties like the liberal democrats and the greens and it is clear now that labour needs to make a choice about which way it is going and it feels that further public pronouncement and others that the momentum is towards making it more explicit that labour will be calling for another referendum, which is not to say that's where they will end up, but a vocal internal debate about this because there are also a number of labourmps, because there are also a number of labour mps, others who represent those old working—class heartland labour seeds which voted strongly for leave who are desperately worried and angry about the prospect of labour becoming the remaining party. but that is a very life internal argument going on the labour party right now. given both leaderships will have to choose when
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the next few weeks or months certainly, does that mean there's a big risk of more splits within both the main parties? totally. brexit in the main parties? totally. brexit in the referendum have fractured the two main parties and all sorts of ways and as the election showed, the ways and as the election showed, the way they voted in the referendum, the way it transcended all party loyalties is causing a huge unnerving x essential headache for the two main parties and —— x and the brexit party success is already transitioning the battle going on with those candidates around the question of whether or not there should be no deal in october and i think, how the candidates managed to conduct that argument and went over the mps and
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then the membership will be the story of the selection, that is the argument that is framing this contest at the moment. our europe correspondent, damian grammaticas joins us from that summit in brussels. just a word on theresa may, she is in office but not in power as we heard in that piece, what is her reception been like? pretty warm. a warm reception from traditionally friendly countries, so the netherlands are saying they're going to greet her with hugs and kisses and show his respect for her and we saw the belgian prime minister and others being very warm towards her. say deal of respect for what they feel has been theresa may's handling of the brexit negotiations, tough at times of the eu side believing that
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the uk had presented difficult negotiating positions, redlines that made it difficult for them to compromise but ultimately, theresa may with her appeals that she has been making with the need to compromise, the need to get a deal through, the need to have an agreed solution and agreed withdrawal agreement to smooth out the uk's exit, it is of the eu leaders want as well. i think they will be tonight, they were showing that the respect for all of that. we are just hearing that one of the prime ministerial candidates says that no government that i lead will ever seek an extension beyond october the sist, seek an extension beyond october the 31st, how worried are they in europe about that no deal exit, or is it something that they might think, ok, that will be inevitable because they have to end this by the end of october once and for all?” have to end this by the end of october once and for all? i think
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there is a great degree of concern about the possibility and what many think is the growing possibility following the european elections, following the european elections, following the european elections, following the tory leadership contest of a no deal exit because here there is a clear view of the european side that that would be deeply damaging and something that should be best avoided, but there is also a clear view that this stage they feel on the european side of they feel on the european side of the table, there's very little they can do at this point, it is up to the uk and decisions that will be made on the uk side for the choice ofa made on the uk side for the choice of a new tory leader, new prime minister, the choice that they will bring, the approach that they will bring, the approach that they will bring to negotiations, those are all things that they have to work out on the uk, de feels that the uk needs to work out what it wants and then the eu will re—engage stop it until it does so, i think the eu side feels there's very little they can do to influence the process. they will want to avoid that no deal exit, but equally as we this
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evening, no renegotiation. they were not fundamentally want to alter the withdrawal agreement. they say that now, a very clear consistent message throughout, but one question you have to ask is if a leader comes, a new leader comes with a significantly different sort of ask of the eu over the convincing case, which is all they are asking from theresa may was to give them a convincing case of changes that need to be made, they may be tempted to listen if it was to avoid that no deal exit. but that would be a big ask at the minute because the eu have made very clear, they think that the deal on the table is what stays and that is the uk would have to agree to before the end of october or ask for another extension. thank you very much. the equality and human rights commission has launched a formal investigation, into the labour party, over allegations of anti—semitism. the watchdog told the party
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in march it had received a number of complaints and was considering its next steps. the watchdog will now formally look into whether the party has unlawfully discriminated against people because they are jewish. labour's shadow equalities minister dawn butler says the labour party will co—operate. with the investigation. (tx sor) the labour party will fully co—operate with the teddy then, it is very important. as we strive to do as is very important. as we strive to doasa is very important. as we strive to do as a party is to ensure that we have the most robust and fair system that we can possibly have and i think this investigation will allow for us to be able to say with some confidence that we have that. liverpool riverside mp dame louise ellman — who is vice chair of the labour's friends of israel — says she hopes the investigation will force a change in labour's approach. the bar has to be very high before the decision to go ahead with this investigation has been taken with a great deal of evidence being
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submitted to the human rights commission and that is why they have taken this decision. let's hear the investigation produces, but also let's hope that the labour party rapidly changes its procedures and deals with anti—semitism and a serious way. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:40 this evening in the papers — our guests joining geeta guru—murthy tonight are jessica eglot, chief political correspondent at the guardian, and henry zeffman, political correspondent for the times. the headlines on bbc news. alastair campbell — tony blair's former spin doctor — is expelled from the labour party — for voting lib dem in the european elections contenders for theresa may's job are split over whether to leave the eu with or without a deal — she says she still wants an orderly exit the inquest into the london bridge attacks has heard how the ring leader became radicalised.
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we'll start with the news that n'golo kante is a major doubt to feature for chelsea in tomorrow's europa league final against arsenal in baku. his manager maurizio sarri rated his chances of playing as 50/50 ahead of tonight's training session in the stadium of which the frenchman managed just 25 minutes on his own away from the main squad. kante finished the session in deep discussion with the chelsea team doctor. here's what sarri had to say about his star midfielder ahead of their final training session we have all of the midfielders position, we are in trouble, the only defensive midfielder that we have for us and it is very important and we have to recover him and we will try tomorrow morning and i hope to recover him because i know well
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that without him for us is a problem. meanwhile arsenal also trained at the stadium today. but the controversy over the dificulties fans have had getting to baku continues. while the organising committee says the distance wasn't an issue as four or five thousand have travelled, arsenal manager unai emery says they know many more would have wanted to make the journey. i must, i must. yes, i preferred to play or the support is here, i prefer play or the support is here, i p refer to play or the support is here, i prefer to come here and get them from chelsea. but it is difficult, but tomorrow, they are going to be a lot of supporters in england and we have a lot of support. so that's tomorrow, jurgen klopp meanwhile says winning the champions league final against spurs in madrid on saturday
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would be his greatest achievement and claims its the best team he's ever taken to a final. liverpool are hopeful roberto firmino will be fit for the game after missing the last three. klopp says the brazilian will return to full training tomorrow and after losing to real madrid last year, he's confident of being on the winning side in a final for the first time since he took charge. i have never been a part of a final team, that is true. but in different times and for different reasons, my teams are good as well and yeah, i am not so surprised because the boys are how we collect, mixed of potential and attitude. steve clarke has named his first squad as manager of scotland and he's picked five uncapped players forjune's euro 2020 qualifiers against cyprus and belgium, including three from his old club kilmarnock — stuart findlay, greg taylor and eamonn brophy. they come in along with livingston keeper liam kelly and aberdeen defender michael devlin.
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scotland's women are in action for what's their final freindly ahead of the women's football world cup in france. they're playing at hampden park for the first time in seven yea rs. but it was the visitors who went ahead first, khad—ija shaw put the jamaicans into the lead inside the first quarter of an hour. then erin cuthbert levelled the match with this brilliant goal from way outside the box. before caroline weir got a second for scotland from a free—kick. it's almost half—time now, you can watch the match now on the bbc sport website. tennis and british number one kyle edmund is through to the second round of the french open after completing a marathon match in just seven minutes this morning. eventually winning the deciding set againstjerermy chardy after it had to be suspended late last night due to bad light at roland garros. meanwhile dan evans has just lost in four sets to spain's fernando verdasco. evans came back from a set down to level the score before eventually losing 6—3, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2. earlier, cameron norrie
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was also beaten that's all the sport for now. i'll have more for you in sportsday at 10.30 the inquest into the deaths of eight people at london bridge two years ago has heard that the family of the ringleader of the attackers had reported him to an anti terrorism hotline because of their concerns about his extremist views. the old bailey heard how khuram butt turned from a hard working schoolboy to an extremist who brought shame on his family. daniel sandford has more. the focus started on the three attackers with a look at the life of khurum butt. the court has been hearing his school days, his childhood, and the fact that really until he was in his early 20s, up until 2012, 2013, his friends and colleagues described him as a normal guy, who liked football and music.
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he smoked cannabis, he was into reggae. his sister described him as a party animal at that stage. those meetings left him energised and in 2015. by 2015, his family were so concerned about his expressed desire to go and fight in syria that they actually intervened and they took his passport and a ticket, which they said he was planning to use to get to syria. the court also heard that one of his influences at this time was the convicted radical preacher anjem choudary. and butt‘s brother—in—law was so concerned by the growing radicalisation that he saw that he actually called the anti—hotline in september 2015. now, the following year, january 2016, he actually appeared in a channel a documentary called the jihadis next door. that was something that even his wife was taken surprise about. they didn't realise he had been in this. it was something that london underground was unaware of when they put khuram butt through a security clearance check in advance of offering him a job in customer services on london underground.
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he was praised by his boss there, but is extremist if you said that the murder into thousand 13 was the government's vault and it emerged on the day of the attack in london bridge, he actually taken his child to some of the places for that attack was being prepared. there was even less information, he moved to london 2015, worked at a restaurant and was a coach at a children's gymnastics programme. no criminal convictions but there was a curious incident when his mother was in italy, he was flying to istanbul and when was stopped, he is asked where he was going and he said to be a terrorist and said, tourist, in fa ct. terrorist and said, tourist, in fact. he was another one who enjoyed clubbing and drinking and so on, but he changed in the months before the attack we went to the samejim.
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a mother has appeared at sheffield crown court charged with murdering two of her sons. sarah barrass‘s children were 13 and 1a. a 38 year old man brandon machin has also been charged with murder. both have been remanded in custody. this update. they appeared together in the dock here at crown court before what was a very brief hearing, he was wearing green sweatshirt now the 34—year—old is accused of murdering her two teenage sons on friday of last week, thatis teenage sons on friday of last week, that is blake was 1a and tristen who was 13. he also faces —— she also faces three charges of attempted murder that relates to other children on thursday and friday of last week, 38, and of no fixed abode is also accused of murdering the two boys. the pair were charged after
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police were called to a house on friday morning. today, their were both remained in custody. alison freeman reporting from sheffield crown court. injapan a man armed with 2 knives has attacked a group of schoolgirls as they waited for a bus. one of the girls and the parent of another child were killed. it happened in the city of kawasaki close to the capital tokyo. the suspect, stabbed himself, and later died in hospital. rupert wingfield—hayes reports. this morning, this quiet residential street on the south side of tokyo was turned into a scene from a horror movie. schoolgirls lining up to get on their morning bus, slashed and stabbed by a knife—wielding man shouting, "i'm going to kill you!" this man saw it happen. "i heard the screams, then i saw some kids lying on the ground," he says. "there was a man with two long sashimi knives, one in each hand. then he cut himself
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in the neck and collapsed." translation: i saw a boy who had been slashed on the face and leg," says this man. "he was very traumatised, terrified. i cannot forgive what was done to these kids." this afternoon, people began leaving flowers and little gifts at the site, a sign of respect for the two who were killed — one, a little girl, the other, a parent. so this is the street corner where the little girls were lining up to get on their bus this morning when they were suddenly attacked by this man wielding two knives. you can still see the bloodstains on the street here. an attack like this would be profoundly shocking anywhere in the world, but it is all the more shocking here injapan because this is such a safe society. japan is so safe it is extremely common to see children as young as six years old walking to school every day by themselves. prime minister shinzo abe called the mood of the country tonight when he spoke of his anger at what had happened. translation: i feel strong anger that young children have suffered.
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i would like to offer my deepest sympathy to those who died and their families. we must ensure the safety of our children. this evening, police began searching the house where the suspected attacker lived. neighbours said he was a quiet man who kept himself to himself. having taken his own life, there is no no one left to explain why he carried out such an apparently senseless attack. the authorities in nepal say an eleventh climber has died on everest. christopher kulish, who was 61 and from the united states, had reached the summit, and was on his way down when he had a suspected heart attack. at least four deaths this season — the deadliest since 2015 — have been blamed on delays because of overcrowding on the mountain. everest, where mankind battles mother nature to reach
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the top of the world. it's a deadly endeavour. the mountain stands over 8,800 metres tall, and a lack of oxygen means humans slowly die on the peaks upper slopes. the number of deaths this year already higher than the whole of 2018. it's been carnage and i should say, it has become a death race there, because there was a massive traffic jam and people are pushing themselves, who are not even capable of doing it. they do it and instead of summiting, they kill themselves. mountaineers say overcrowding is partly to blame, as record numbers of climbers try to conquer one of the world's toughest tests. conditions have been also worse than normal, with high winds blasting the mountain, leaving a narrow window of time to reach the summit.
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it really comes down to, this year, a deadly confluence of three factors. you had a limited number of suitable weather days. the second is that you had a record number of permits issued by nepal, along with a requirement each person has to hire a guide. and the third is, due to the market forces, there are now companies offering everest at the lowest—priced ever, which is bringing in a bunch of people that really don't have the experience. and also you have some guides that simply aren't qualified. despite the danger, despite having to climb past the bodies of dead mountaineers, and despite the monumental effort required to reach the top, the pull of everest means people will continue to push for the summit and continue to die doing so. the highest mountain, the highest risk. earlier i spoke to the mountaineer and everest expert steve arnette. i started by asking him why he thought lives were being lost this season
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this is devastating. there are people who have dreamed about climbing mount everest all their lives and now their families are grieving at the celebration of a summit but the loss of a sun or daughter a father. my opinion is so many of these were completely avoidable. four of the 11 deaths i attributed directly to the crowds. the rest of the deaths were normal things you would expect in mountain climbing, problems with the high altitude and health issues or slips and falls. and why are the numbers higher at the moment? the number of deaths and people climbing. nepal has an unlimited number of permits that they will issue in this year theyissued that they will issue in this year they issued slightly more than the past but nonetheless, it was more than 381, plus every requirement that you must hire a guide. that is close to 800 people in the paul no matter what happens. is that not a
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safety question that guides must be there was shallow it is and it isn't. the problem is that last year there were 11 days that the wind was under 30 miles an hour and that allowed a record 670 people summit. and that included their guides. this year during the and that included their guides. this yearduring the main and that included their guides. this year during the main season, which was really last week, there were only five days that were available when the winds were low enough in on one of those days, may 23, yet 200 people attempt to get on the same day. the problem is exacerbated by having inexperienced people, recently new entrants into the everest kiting systems are now offering $30,000 climes, half of what the previous experience guides dead at 65,000. so what's happened is because the lower price, yet people who simply have not had the ability to make an investment and
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gained experience, so now you've got a series of inexperienced people, not in not enough people who are truly qualified, so you've got support thatis qualified, so you've got support that is less than optimal, you have members that do not have the experience, they do not know and have no idea how their body will perform at that altitude, a record number of people in a short period of time, those four factors come together in a confluence of a disaster and that is what we are seeing. i know you have been to everest the number of times and have reached the summit, what is the appeal? because ultimately that is what drives these huge numbers of people to try to reach the top? that is the infamous why question and to the press 100 years ago, you know, for me it is a personaljourney eve ryo ne for me it is a personaljourney everyone has a unique and personal a nswer to everyone has a unique and personal answer to it. my church is the mountains and nature and ijust feel fulfilled being in that environment.
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of course, as a climber, mount everest represents one of the pinnacle and i have became the old est pinnacle and i have became the oldest american to do that and those types of achievements on a personal level a re types of achievements on a personal level are very meaningful. i also use my climbing to raise money on behalf of alzheimer's. everyone has their own reason but it is also not worth losing your life for. is it not fair enough that people understand what the risks are if they want to take that risk than they want to take that risk than they are allowed to do it and may be slightly unfair to blame nepal which is not a wealthy country, because they're just trying to manage this business which is a tourist business for them. i agree, but we can also make the analogy that everyone has a right to drive a car but you do not wa nt right to drive a car but you do not want a six—year—old to be driving a car down the motorway. at the same time, nepal certainly depends upon everest, they bring in 20 to 30
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million through everest every season. so limiting the number of people would be taking money out of their pocket, but also, they have a responsibility to put in the proper controls, to have people that are qualified to climb the mountain and climbed the mountain with people we re climbed the mountain with people were competent to support them. hello again good evening, there is much warmer weather on the way for many of us by the end of the week. certainly fun to be chilly even though we saw more sunshine and western areas, the showers kept going towards the east earlier on, some heavy thunder downpours as well. some shall resume for eastern areas are turning to fade away. skies are clearing. but in the west missing marv westerly breeze bringing in more cloud to northern ireland and in the southwest a bit of rain here as well. clearest skies in scotland that we make it a hint of frost in rural areas. but there will be for eastern england, it will
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turn to cloud over in class coming in on that westerly breeze, bringing in with it some rain and drizzle and chief lead the latest weather will be on the hills of north wells in northwest england later on, if you showers or northern scotland where the heirs bit quarter here, else or the heirs bit quarter here, else or the cloud temperatures 50 to 70 degrees, towards the end the air is quite cloudy with further south warmer than the sunshine. this hello, this is bbc news. the headlines...
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jeremy corbyn comes under pressure over labour's position on another brexit referendum. alastair campbell — tony blair's former spin doctor — is expelled from the party — for voting lib dem in the european elections. i don't believe i've voted against the labour party, i believe i voted in the best interest of what the labour party should be doing. contenders for theresa may's job are split over whether to leave the eu with or without a deal — she says she still wants an orderly exit. i've always taken the view that the best option for the uk was to leave the european union with a deal. the inquest into the london bridge attacks has heard how the ring leader became radicalised. theresa may has urged her successor as conservative leader to seek a consensus on brexit, so a deal can get through parliament. but there's disagreement between the candidates to succeed her.
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one camp want to leave the eu on october 31st, and are comfortable with no deal, while others favour an agreement. let's take a look at where we go from here. on the 29th march 2019 the uk was supposed to leave the european union. since theresa may said she would step down — we have 10 declared conservative leadership candidates — so far. that contest will take us throuthune to the end ofjuly, so we should have a new prime minister ahead of the august 2019 summer recess in westminster and brussels. september 2019 sees the start of the political party conferences and then a month later — the default position is that the uk will leave the eu on 31 october without a deal. today, the speakerjohn bercow insisted mps will still have their say over whether the uk leaves the eu without a deal. speaking at the brookings institution in washington, he said that it was "unimaginable" that parliament would be sidelined.
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the appetite of the house to have its say has recently been whetted and that appetite is not exhausted. indeed, some would say it is voracious. you house will want to have its say on the idea that the house won't have its say is just for the birds. parliament is a big play in this and whatever view it takes, whether they vote one way on one proposition orfor a whether they vote one way on one proposition or for a directly contrary proposition, it remains to be seen, but the idea that parliament is going to be... it may in due course be physically evacuated for reasons of restoration, but the idea that parliament will be evacuated from the centre stage of debate on brexit is unimaginable. it is simply
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unimaginable. with me now is drjoelle grogan — senior lecturer in uk and european union law at middlesex university, london. the key question is, if we are facing a resolution by the end of october, is the default position of no deal going to happen? i know passes some new law? —— unless parliament passes. 10096. the question of who the next prime minister is going to be is only releva nt to minister is going to be is only relevant to the question that it increases the likelihood of no—deal brexit. for anything to happen, absolutely anything to happen other than hard brexit, no—deal brexit on the 31st of october, a majority of the 31st of october, a majority of the house of commons and the european parliament and of the european parliament and of the european commission must agree to it. the conservative government has a majority of five so can any new prime minister who does want a no
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deal be stopped by mps given the very small majority? this is the big question, especially after whatjohn bercow said. i'm sitting with a lot of constitutional and public law experts and we are scratching our heads trying to think of a way that could happen, and looking back to the indicative votes that we saw a couple of weeks ago, there was a situation in which the house of commons took back parliamentary time but that was only to ask questions and even then all the answers were not legally binding and there was no consensus. if there is a vote of no confidence in the government because people think one way to stop no deal is to have that in many mps might vote for it even though it might risk a damaging labour government in their view, does that still stop us defaulting and falling out without a deal? the fact we go into a potential general election does not affect the legislation? very simply,
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that time, that date, that deadline does not change, except if an extension is given, the only way there can be an extension to an extension is very simply if 28 different countries including the uk agreed to it. that time is not changing otherwise. any prime minister politically would come under pressure to ask what an extension whilst the uk had an election? or a referendum? the question of a referendum is even more complex because say a referendum is called tomorrow which again is very unlikely, that leaves only about 20 weeks, because that date will not change unless the uk asks for more time and the 27 other member states of the eu agreed to it unanimously. the question of a referendum is even more complex because of the question to be asked and a lot of people will say what
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question is most appropriate? we have essentially three options which are still on the table and these three options are only options that can be decided upon until the 31st of october. that is deal, no deal, no brexit. there are concerns that deal or no deal will split the brexit vote. it can be weighted? you can have a more complex voting system that takes into account those splits? as a constitutional scholar i would look forward to trying to design that about one thing we should remember in the context of a referendum is that it is politically binding only, not necessarily legally binding. doctor, thanks for joining us. hundreds more prisoners in england and wales will be allowed to leave jail for a day or overnight
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to work, undertake training or look after their children. it's part of a government strategy to rehabilitate offenders and boost theirjob prospects. the changes will apply mainly to female prisoners and those in open prisons. here's our home affairs correspondent, danny shaw. he's the convicted killer who murdered a man on day release from prison. in 2013, ian mcloughlin stabbed to death 66—year—old graham buck, from hertfordshire. the case prompted the government to tighten rules on the temporary release of inmates. the number let out fell by almost a third in five years. but the restrictions are now being eased after research showed prisoners were less likely to reoffend if they had experience working outsidejail. i'm not convinced with the prison service in its current state — with morale in its current state, with the problems also with the probation service — the supervision that is necessary and the preparation that is necessary for safe releases are actually going to be in place.
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the new release—on—temporary—licence measures were introduced this month. they allow prisoners to do paid work in the community immediately after a risk assessment. they'll be allowed to stay overnight, away from prison, earlier in their sentence. the changes apply mainly to those in women's prisons and open jails, which hold men assessed as posing less of a threat. we know that, actually, having a job, having somewhere to live, having enough money and having family ties are really crucial parts of resettling people as they come out of prison and, ultimately, reducing reoffending. and day release plays a really important part of that. we should not underestimate how difficult it is for people in the transition from prison back into the community. it's thought the new rules will lead to several hundred more prisoners being freed temporarily every year. but prison officers say there aren't enough resources to monitor them. to release more offenders into the community without the checks
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and balances and safeguards will undoubtedly put more pressure on police and the communities, and we believe that there needs to be proper checks within the community to make sure that the public are safe. the government says very few prisoners commit further crimes while on day release, and it promises they will be given thorough checks before they are let out. danny shaw, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news... alastair campbell — tony blair's former spin doctor — is expelled from the party — for voting lib dem in the european elections. contenders for theresa may's job are split over whether to leave the eu with or without a deal — she says she still wants an orderly exit. the inquest into the london bridge attacks has heard how the ring leader became radicalised. an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london and frankfurt ended the day. and in the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on.
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let's get more now on the pressure that's mounting on the labour leaderjeremy corbyn to come out in favour of a second referendum. earlier, one of his biggest backers, the unite leader len mccluskey, said a second vote wouldn't solve anything. the party today also expelled one of the architects of new labour — former communications chief alastair campbell, who admitted to voting for the liberal democrats last week. i'm joined by the former labour adviserjohn mcternan and the journalist and labour supporter michael segalov. michael, do you support this expulsion of alastair campbell? yes, i don't think it was the best idea for him to go on to a national broadcast tv programme and say he was breaking a labour party rule and i know plenty of members who voted for other parties this time around andi for other parties this time around and i have sympathy for them trying to ship to the position on brexit but rules and regulations need to be
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upheld. —— trying to shift. but rules and regulations need to be upheld. -- trying to shift. john? it is petty and vindictive, and it is funny to watch the far left enjoying witch hunts of their own to expel alastair campbell. party policies for a second referendum, withjeremy corbyn is moving to a second referendum, the best communicated they have had and the labour party has been chucked out in this feels like a cynical spin operation by the labour party. he said he was voting for another party and given what the tories did to michael heseltine for saying the same thing, isn't that fairenough? saying the same thing, isn't that fair enough? he said it after he voted, he did not campaign for the liberal democrats, no one has a picture of him leafleting for them. he answered a question when he was asked. the rules are rules, and i
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was thinking about this, in 20151 interviewed jeremy corbyn and john mcdonnell in the houses of parliament before the general election, when their politics and policies were not in line with ed miliband andi policies were not in line with ed miliband and i asked them if i should vote for the green party in brighton where i lived whose politics were more in line with theirs than ed miliband and they told me no, they could not say i should vote for the green party. it underpins the labour party, this rule. george calloway in 2012 stood asa rule. george calloway in 2012 stood as a independent congratulation against labour and jeremy corbyn said on twitter to him, congratulations. —— independent candidate. alastair campbell is being picked on because of a vendetta against new labour. the rules are the rules, but it is how you apply them. michael, given that
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many of the supporters of momentum are pro—remain and he is not still yielding on the second referendum, to then expel alastair campbell who is labour through and through and has been part of the most successful recent labour government, isn't that going to put more people off labour? this is not a left versus right issue. on brexit this is not the case was up issue. on brexit this is not the case was up to date, people like leeson and eight, people who are staunchly on the leave side —— lisa nandy. and also people like clive lewis, who are on the remain side. you contrast the labour leadership treatment of kate hoey who has expressed support for the brexit supporting parties and you also
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contrast the labour treatment of people involved with anti—semitism, there is a massive difference, why this instant expulsion of someone who is a new labourfigure? regarding kate harry, if she actively said people should vote for the brexit party, she should also be expeued the brexit party, she should also be expelled —— kate hoey. with anti—semitism i am jewish and a member of the labour party and i think there's much more the labour party should be doing to speed the processes but to compare a black—and—white rule with a specific breach of party rules where the person has admitted openly to breaching the rules is not the same as more complex issues of anti—semitism. we would not expect a criminal trial in the uk to last the same length of time regardless of the crime they are accused of, we have got to take a different length of time to deal with it. the labour party is the second party ever in britain to be investigated by the
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ehrc fouranti—semitism britain to be investigated by the ehrc four anti—semitism and the only other party is the bnp and i can't help but think that the leaders office held back the expulsion of alastair campbell until today because they knew the story would drown out the other story. it is the most cynical act of spin on a day which is a day of shame for the labour party. the fact that people have not been suspended or expelled isa sign have not been suspended or expelled is a sign of a very institutionalised anti—semitism. is a sign of a very institutionalised anti-semitism. are you still a member of the labour party? yes, i am. why are you a member of something which is still out of kilter with your core beliefs? it is still my party and i'm not giving it over to the squatters, they have the right to be there until we get rid of them. jeremy corbyn was very disloyal to successive leaders. this looks like distraction techniques and tactics.
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ata time distraction techniques and tactics. at a time when he has been trounced in recent polls. i want to focus on the narrative around the squatters from john. when i sat down withjohn and jeremy, they said to me it is oui’ and jeremy, they said to me it is our party and one day it will be ours again, it is a democratic party andi ours again, it is a democratic party and i think alastair campbell should be in the party as well and we should not be a single track party but there are rules that should be abided by. to argue the labour party is just abided by. to argue the labour party isjust forjohn abided by. to argue the labour party is just forjohn and not forjeremy corbyn is a nonsense. it has to be a broad church. apart from alastair campbell, he is outside the broad church. he has been in the party for a long time and he would still be in it if he had not breached the rules. do you think nowjeremy corbyn should come out in favour of a second referendum like many of his top team are saying? second referendum like many of his top team are saying ?|j second referendum like many of his top team are saying? i am torn on this, andi top team are saying? i am torn on this, and i am a remainer, and to be frank, i'm quite frustrated about alastair campbell saying he voted lib dems because also i think in the
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aftermath of those european elections we should have been talking about the brexit position of labour and we should be talking about shifting to a more progressive stance, instead the whole of today has been talking about alastair campbell. i would like to remain in the eu, and i would like to see us discuss that but instead we are discussing alastair campbell. jeremy corbyn out was one of the top trends after the european election results. do you think, john, thatjeremy corbyn, given len mccluskey‘s statement today can even afford to go down the road of a second referendum? his problem is really simple, he has stood on his own integrity, he has not changed his views since the 1970s and he hates the eu, he is a leaver, and he also says he will speak for the members, but the membership and the vast
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numberof the labour but the membership and the vast number of the labour unions want us to stay and they want a second referendum, but jeremy cannot to stay and they want a second referendum, butjeremy cannot be true to himself and the members and thatis true to himself and the members and that is why he is torn. he should have a second referendum because the politics of the country are now leave and remain and if you sit in the middle both parties got smashed. imagine if the conservatives end up with boris johnson or imagine if the conservatives end up with borisjohnson or dominic raab who says they will take the uk out of the eu without a deal, would the jeremy corbyn base are put up with a labour leadership that does not say we are going to have a second referendum to remain? there is a huge groundswell of support from labour members and certainly in big cities for remain. do you want jeremy corbyn to come out for that clearly? because he hasn't. it is complex, and for me personally there are issues i see complex, and for me personally there
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are issues | see as complex, and for me personally there are issues i see as fundamental issues to my beliefs, and there are others where i think it is secondary, this much i believe we should remain in the eu, john hasn't come up with a solution on how we can straddle the heartlands in the north—west and the north—east. can straddle the heartlands in the north-west and the north-east. you have to go to one side or the other. arguably so. that is why i don't blame the labour party for trying to straddle both because it would break the coalition of voters which they have needed to get into government. there is not a single problem in wigan which will be helped by leaving the eu but there are many challenges in wigan and the north which will be made worse by leaving the eu and that is why we have to stop brexit. john and michael, thanks forjoining us. students across the country are sitting exams this week as record numbers attend university. but many could find themselves getting distracted. research suggests many are glued to their phones
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for much of the day — with 16 to 26 year olds most likely to say they spend too much time on their phone. our media editor amol rajan has been speaking to students in reading. it's exam season. across the country, hundreds of thousands of young people have been imbibing knowledge and honing skills. but compared to a generation ago, they have a challenge to contend with. smartphones are the most convenient and sophisticated consumer technology ever invented — reaching billions of people every day — but, boy, are they addictive, as these students at the university of reading have been telling me. would you say you're addicted to your phone? erm, i think i would, yeah, because without thinking about it, ijust pick up my phone to check instagram, or snapchat, or facebook, or anything. it's a bit of an issue with studying because if i have it on my desk while i'm revising, i tend to get very, very tempted to just look at my phone. i'll be like, ooh, i see a notification, and i'll be tempted to just open it. and then ten, 15 minutes will go by and i haven't done any work.
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is that a bit of a problem in exam season? like, i have to have my phone out of sight if i'm, like, trying to concentrate. because otherwise, i'm just so tempted tojust, like, pick it up and go on instagram. andjust, like, iwill literally be sitting there just scrolling for, like, ages. if we're going to be honest, i think i probably check my phone at least, like, five times an hour, which is silly because... like, to go on instagram, which is silly because not even that many people have posted anything new in the time that i've checked it from. smartphones have been rightly called "a species—level environmental shock". while the science about their effect on young minds is contested and evolving, what's not in doubt is that in the space of just a few years, they've created a totalising environment, relentless information overload and irresistible distraction. we live in an attention economy. this former google designer wrote an influential book about how big technology companies manipulate us. information abundance makes our attention the scarce resource, and so challenges that, in the past, were about breaking down boundaries between us and information, now the challenges are really about putting those boundaries in place, setting limits for ourselves. and so, that's kind ofjust the baseline world we find ourselves in.
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and then on top of that, you have this entire persuasion industry that is dedicated to capturing, exploiting our attention. facebook is a persuasion machine. twitter is a persuasion machine. you know, instagram is a persuasion machine. and i think when we call these things social media, you know, that's not actually what they're selling, that's not their business. they're essentially advertising companies, persuasion companies. study requires concentration, and distraction is the enemy of concentration. it mayjust be that the attention economy and academic education don't really mix. amol rajan, bbc news. and now the weather forecast. much warmer weather on the way for many by the end of the week, and today felt a bit chilly even though we saw more sunshine for western areas, showers kept going towards the east and also some heavy and thundery downpours, but those showers even for eastern areas are turning to fade away. out on the west and west
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a westerly breeze bringing in more cloud to northern wales in the south—west and rain here as well. clearer skies in scotland and may be a touch of frost in rural areas, plenty of sunshine to start the day here as well as for eastern england but it will cloud over and the cloud coming in on the westerly breeze bringing rain and drizzle, chiefly the wettest weather will be over the hills of north wales and north west england. sunshine and showers for northern scotland where the air is cold, and elsewhere temperatures 15-17. cold, and elsewhere temperatures 15—17. towards the end of the week, northern air is quite cloudy still, but further south it will warm up in the sunshine.
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hello, i'm karin giannone, this is outside source. after the european elections, the european negotiations. making his statement as leaders gather. the vast majority voted for more effective, stronger and united eu. by rejecting those who wanted a wea k eu. by rejecting those who wanted a weak europe. this is a powerful sign. europe in these elections. people have become more pro european, major you're a sceptic parties have abandoned anti—eu slogans and presented themselves as
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