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tonight at ten: president trump ramps up the pressure on mexico, announcing new import tariffs if illegal immigration isn't dealt with. mr trump says it's necessary to tackle what he claimed was a crisis of undocumented migrants crossing the us southern border. the white house says that mexico could be doing far more to stop large groups travelling to the us crossing points. a massive number of these individuals are coming from central america, that's where we've seen the greatest increase come from, outrageous numbers. but mexico says it will not be provoked by the president's threats. we'll have the latest. also tonight: jewish groups call for labour to expel the senior figure peter willsman in the ongoing row about anti—semitism. he's already been suspended.
british retailer sir philip green is charged in the us with four counts of assault relating to allegations of inappropriate touching. in madrid, thousands of football fans are gathering for the all—english final of the champions‘ league. yes, all roads lead to spain for a die—hard liverpool yes, all roads lead to spain for a die—ha rd liverpool and tottenham fa ns die—ha rd liverpool and tottenham fans he for the centrepiece of european club football. and we have a glimpse of the glory of frank bowling, the artist who came to britain from south america as a teenager. and coming up on sportsday on bbc news, johanna konta becomes the first british woman since 1983 to reach the last 16 of the french open tennis.
good evening. president trump has announced new taxes on all goods coming from mexico, demanding that illegal immigration from mexico into the us is dealt with. the president warned that a 5% tariff will be imposed and will rise gradually, starting in ten days‘ time. imported goods set to be affected include vehicles, computers, and oil, as well as fresh produce. $150 billion anually. trade between the two countries is worth around $150 billion anually. when president trump took office , just over 30,000 people were stopped , at the southwest border of the us. after an initial decline, that number has been increasing, to just under 100,000,
in the past month alone. and with the average processing time currently standing at nearly 2 years , the backlog is getting worse. my colleague sophie long reports from the us border with mexico.(tx this footage shows the moment they say more than a thousand migrants from south american countries tried to cross the border to el paso in texas on wednesday. the white house says mexico should and could have done more to stop them. we are asking mexico to enforce their own laws to help stop the people coming in from central america. we have seen a massive influx of people coming from that region, and they have certainly the ability and legal authority with which to deal with it, and we are simply asking them to do that. but critics say mexico is trying, and the us imposing tariffs on all goods coming across the border like stopping foreign aid to american countries will be counter—productive. damaged economies will result in more people fleeing north. mexico won't take it lying down. translation: i tell all mexicans to
be confident that we will overcome this behaviour from the us government. they will have to correct themselves, because the mexican people don't deserve to be treated like this. all these trucks arejust treated like this. all these trucks are just crossing from mexico into the united states. a couple of months ago, people here hung their heads in horror when president trump threatened to shut this body completely. people said he couldn't, and he didn't. but again, people living and working on either side of this board are asking themselves the same questions. can he do it, will he do it, and if he does, what will it mean for me? ever increasing ta riffs it mean for me? ever increasing tariffs will almost certainly mean they'll pay more for products from fresh produce to machinery to cars. it is going to affect american consumers. i will give you eight for instance. all the toyota tacomas are produced in tijuana, and they go back and forth about four times five
content and so on, and those prices will go up by 5%,10%, content and so on, and those prices will go up by 5%, 10%, ultimately 2596. will go up by 5%, 10%, ultimately 25%. the american consumer pays that, not the government. but some here support their president, and are prepared to feel short—term pain, small price, they say for long—term gain. pain, small price, they say for long-term gain. i don't agree with tariffs generally speaking, but the fa ct tariffs generally speaking, but the fact that the president is using it in this form right now address this issue for unfettered immigration coming across the border with a country that could stop that from happening like mexico, it's necessary right now. but other, normally loyal, supporters of the president say trade policy on immigration are different issues, and while they want a more secure border, tariffs are not the tools to use to build it. sophie long, bbc news, san diego. jewish groups have called for the expulsion of a senior labour official who's been suspended
from the party in the ongoing row about anti—semitism. peter willsman, who's a member of the party's national executive committee, allegedly claimed that the israeli embassy was behind the allegations, and was trying to underminejeremy corbyn. labour says it takes all complaints of anti—semitism seriously. our political correspondent chris mason reports. peter willsman sits around an important table in politics, with a seat on labour's national executive committee. politically, he's on the left of labour. the same wing as the leader, jeremy corbyn. this is the moment injanuary he was recorded at a meeting with an american israeli author. one of these things about anti—semitism is that they're using that to whip people up. they use anything, any lies. it's all total lies, theyjust whip it up. you know, i imagine, i tell you this off the record, it's almost certain who is behind all this anti—semitism againstjeremy. almost certainly it was the israeli embassy. peter willsman has been a labour activist for decades.
peter willsman, canterbury clp. here he is in the ‘70s... so don't let's have any of this hanky—panky. ..the ‘80s... there's hundreds of ordinary delegates... ..and the 905. do you plan to withdraw as a candidate from the nec? this isn't the first time he's been accused of inappropriate remarks. last summer he was recorded claiming jewish trump fanatics were behind allegations of anti—semitism within labour. but this row matters because it extends well beyond one man. it's even led to demonstrations, and has dogged the party for much ofjeremy corbyn‘s time as leader. today, labour said, "peter willsman has been suspended from the labour party pending investigation. the labour party takes all complaints of anti—semitism extremely seriously, and we are committed to challenging and campaigning against it in all its forms." ifjeremy corbyn and the labour leadership have a jot of feeling
for the jewish community and forjewish labour members and for thejewish labour movement, they need, he needs to expel pete willsman now and for good. and this seniorfigure in the party agrees. if this is not dealt with incredibly effectively, and quickly, and i'm saying 14 days should be the time limit, then is the institution capable of being effectively anti—anti—semitic, or is the institution so sclerotic, in some way, that it might itself be institutionally anti—semitic? there's been no word from peter willsman today. threejewish organisations have written to labour demanding he is expelled swiftly. they contrast his suspension with the rapid expulsion of the former spin doctor alastair campbell for voting liberal democrat in last week's elections. the party now has to decide what to do about peter willsman. let him stay, or kick him out. chris mason, bbc news.
the inquest into the deaths of 8 people in the 2017 london bridge attacks has heard that there were ‘opportunities galore' to detect the plot beforehand. the lawyer representing some of the victims' families told the old bailey there was evidence the attackers had been in contact for several months. police deny missing opportunities to foil the attack, as our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford reports. dumping a mobile phone to avoid any surveillance, just days before the attack. meeting in the street in the small hours of the morning. re—fuelling a hire van as they head toward central london on the night itself. this is what m15 surveillance officers might have seen if they had been following the three men. representing the families of six of the eight people killed, gareth patterson qc said today, there were opportunities galore for this attack planning to be picked up prior to the beginning of the attack.
the court has heard that khuram butt, the lead attacker, had been investigated by m15 for two years, and that police had seized his computers and phones eight months earlier, devices that showed clear support for the islamic state group, as well as a job application for the prince's trust. time and again, lawyers for the bereaved families emphasised how they believed that if khuram butt had been properly monitored by m15, his relationship with the other two killers and their preparations for the attack could have been spotted. for xavier thomas' family, dominic adamson said butt was a dangerous man, who should have been treated as such at all times. a phone found after the attack had been used to search for westminster abbey and the palace of westminster before the destination was set as oxford street, suggesting the intended target kept changing. phones seized from butt‘s home
and relativse showed how worried they were about him. one said, let's look out for khuram, i think he's a bit dodge, i feel like he's an isis sympathiser. daniel sandford, bbc news, at the old bailey. iran has accused the united states and its ally saudi arabia of conducting a ‘hopeless and baseless' campaign , to undermine its growing power in the middle east. the trump administration is increasing its military presence in the region, while the saudis accuse iran of ‘naked agression‘. iran‘s power has been on the rise, with surrounding countries weakened by war. it has huge influence in neighbouring iraq, where it controls powerful armed militias. now the us fears it could extend its influence across syria and lebanon , to the mediterranean. from iraq , our correspondent martin patience reports. iran‘s raw power on full display today in the heart of the iraqi capital,
baghdad. these iraqi militias are supported by iran. they‘ve had huge influence here ever since the country collapsed into chaos following the us—led invasion. well, this is when you see the power of iran. and tehran knows these men will support it in any fight with america. with tensions soaring, there is talk of war. we‘re with those who are righteous, and that‘s iran, says this man. iraq finds itself caught in the middle, and a clear example of that is at the syrian border, where wejoin iraqi border police. it was just beyond this ridge in syria where the islamic state group made its last stand. with that battle now over,
both america and iran are eyeballing each other. one of the main reasons america is staying in iraq is because of the border. now, this crossing is closed, but when it opens, there could be a clear run all the way from tehran to beirut on the shores of the mediterranean. and what america fears is that iran could use this route to supply weapons across the region. washington is now sending more troops to the middle east. it wants to roll back iran‘s influence, but it‘s probably too late for that. translation: i don't want america interfering in iraqi affairs, and we don't want their troops here. any military presence is not acceptable. everyone says they do not want a war. but a miscalculation from any side could trigger one. martin patience, bbc news, on the iraqi/syrian border.
sir philip green has been charged in the united states with former co—counts of misdemeanour assault. prosecutors say it relates to allegations made by a pilates instructor, that he touched her repeatedly inappropriately. simon jack is with me. tell us more about what is going on. this is a ratcheting up of reports we had in february about alleged inappropriate conduct by sir philip green while he was on a health spa in arizona. he strenuously denies the allegations. they are misdemeanours. he will point out they carry a maximum fine of $500 per account. so we are not talking about a sexual assault, anything of that nature. so, we cannot opine on what the court may
think of that. it comes at a very delicate time for him. his retail empire, arcadia, is in the middle of a major restructuring effort. there isa a major restructuring effort. there is a crunch meeting on wednesday, where landlords, pensioners, the pension regulator, will decide on whether they accept his plans to restructure that group. we are told it is on an absolute knife edge. obviously he is never far it is on an absolute knife edge. obviously he is neverfarfrom it is on an absolute knife edge. obviously he is never far from the news. the crunch meeting comes on wednesday. his retail empire, at the moment, things totally in the balance. thank you very much. north yorkshire police say a seven—year—old boy who fell from a rollercoaster is in a critical but stable condition. the boy was flown to hospital in leeds yesterday from the lightwater valley theme park. a joint investigation by the health and safety executive and the police is under way. protesters against lgbt teaching who have been gathering outside a birmingham primary school have been banned from the area by a high court injunction. birmingham city council made the application following several weeks of protests outside
anderton park primary school in the city. in response to the injunction, one parent said the protests will continue, just a little further away from the school. thousands of football fans are arriving in madrid ahead of tomorrow‘s champions‘ league final between liverpool and tottenham. it‘s over ten years since the final of this competition was contested by two english teams. live to madrid and my colleague clive myrie. what an occasion to be part of if you are a tottenham or liverpool fan. that is why so many have made the journey here, fan. that is why so many have made thejourney here, despite fan. that is why so many have made the journey here, despite the difficulty under mounting costs. thousands of pounds for airline tickets, hotel prices going through the roof. and then once you get here, you‘ve still got to try to get a ticket to get inside the stadium, if you haven‘t got one. and trust me, there are no shortage of touts willing to fleece you for thousands of pounds for a ticket, which on the face of it may look genuine but ends
up face of it may look genuine but ends up being a fake. that has happened to some unfortunate fans here today. natalie pirks has a report on the fan‘s journey to madrid. singing: bob paisley and bill shankly. .. since there is nothing greater, nothing greater in life. it means more than so many things. you got the atmosphere, you are soaking up the sun. ijust wouldn't miss it. like, you just wouldn't miss it. football, like music, invokes passion and people do extraordinary things for love. stressful, on a thursday morning. you've got 12,000 miles you are coming. i don't think it is actually possible to be any further away. that should do it. but after 30 hours travelling from new zealand, lifelong spurs fan michael blackman had to unpack in the corridor, as his room was still in use, but at least he has a ticket. right? i've got a ticket to madrid but not so much to the game. so, literally, i'm going to lose all dignity. seriously.
i'm going to do whatever i can and if it comes down to cash, just deal with it at the time. he‘s far from the only one with hope in his heart. everywhere you turn are desperate fans, with black market tickets going for up to ten times the value of official ones. a field day for those looking to cash in. but it‘s notjust the cost of tickets, merely getting here and staying here has cost fans a fortune, with businesses accused of profiteering off passion — but is it outrageous or merely supply and demand? sean o‘connor and his family flew from texas, having paid more than £18,000 forfour from texas, having paid more than £18,000 for four tickets. my dad got a phone call from stubhub, an agent we had talked to multiple times, basically saying our ticket had been cancelled. it was the highest of highs, the lowest of lows. getting to madrid, getting a phone call you are not going, it‘s frustrating and incredibly
sad. stubhub has offered refunds to all affected customers, with an extra 1500 euros if they say they will not sue. it says it will be reviewing its procedures. not everybody has lost out. some took the cheaper route. 100 euros a night bought my‘s family a patch of gravel for their pick—up truck. it‘s a life‘s dream, it‘s something i‘ve been wanting to do since i was five, six, seven years old. i've been so excited recently because obviously we found out quite a while ago that we're going and it's been, like, such an excruciating wait. the waiting is almost over for those with tickets. for the thousands without, they are here on a wing and a prayer. football, their religion. natalie pirks, bbc news, madrid. the loyalty of football fans to their teams, it makes you do strange
things, no question about that. never mind the circuitous and difficult route that some fans have had to get here, what about the teams involved 7 tottenham had to get here, what about the teams involved? tottenham and liverpool, dead and buried in the semifinals, managed to rise up and ended up here at this stadium tomorrow for the final. dan roan reports on the preparations. no city has been home to the champions of europe more often than madrid. but here in the spanish sunshine, an english team is about to bask in such glory. runners—up last year and in this year‘s premier league, liverpool are desperate to finally cap progress with the game‘s prestigious prize. that's the obvious thing, the silverware, that's why we are here, we want to win it with all we have, but the things that didn't happen in the past, for me, i've still got confidence. wijnaldum! if tomorrow‘s half as dramatic as the semifinals, it will be compelling. liverpool overcoming barcelona in a game anfield will never forget. 0h, they've done it! and spurs with just as miraculous a comeback
against ajax the next night. manager mauricio pochettino unable to contain his emotions. looking forward to the game, mauricio? of course. today, in madrid, he was more relaxed, as his team prepares for a first—ever champions league final that could prove transformational for the club. it shows just how far tottenham has come as a club. i have managed to see it since many years ago to where it is today. and it is going to be a really special night for everybody involved and quite an emotional night as well for everybody. the match sees two of the game‘s most popular and respected managers go head—to—head. pochettino has succeeded without the spending power of his counterpart, but klopp‘s reached more finals, this the fourth of his liverpool reign. both men, however, are yet to win silverware with their current clubs. when liverpool and spurs emerge from this tunnel here tomorrow evening, they‘ll realise they are about to play one of the biggest matches that english club football has ever seen. on only one other occasion
in european football‘s most prestigious club competition have two english teams contested the final. it simply doesn‘t get much bigger. liverpool are defined by success in this competition, winning it a remarkable five times. spurs don‘t have such a pedigree and finished 26 points below their opponents in the league. i still think liverpool will win. i say that purely based on the season they‘ve had. you know, liverpool are so consistent. they play with a high intensity, have beaten tottenham twice. ok, arguably a little bit lucky in the second one at anfield, but get the job done, time, after time, after time. this is a special period for english football, chelsea beating arsenal this week in the europa league final. now two more of its clubs stand on the verge of the ultimate prize. dan roan, bbc news, madrid. and of course with such a big international showpiece event, security is high on people‘s mines.
5000 extra police officers have been deployed around the stadium and in the centre of madrid. there are actually no big screens in the fan zones to stop people congregating together, either tottenham or liverpool fans, and then certain problems developing as a result of the proximity of those two. there are no big screens to watch the game live tomorrow. and heavy vehicles have also been banned from the area around here. you may remember a few yea rs around here. you may remember a few years ago that attack in barcelona that left a number of people dead, a vehicle was used to ram pedestrians. well, heavy vehicles have been blocked from entering this area as well. so, security is high on peoples minds. for the fans, it‘s all about the fun and hopefully victory, whether you are a tottenham or liverpool fan. for what promises to bea or liverpool fan. for what promises to be a game tomorrow. —— a cracking game tomorrow. frank bowling studied painting alongside david hockney 60 years ago, but he never reached the same level of prominence and acclaim, despite being regarded
as highly influential in his own right. he was born in guyana in south america, but moved to britain as a teenager. now, at the age of 85, his first major exhibition has opened at tate britain in london. our arts editor will gompertz has taken a look. these are frank bowling‘s early paintings, made when he was clearly influenced by francis bacon‘s expressionism and swinging 60s pop culture. he was part of the scene, a young london—based artist who had trained alongside david hockney. both were highly rated, both left for america. hockney went to la and became a star. bowling went to new york and became a teacher. spray adhesive on the stencil... and directly on the canvas. he continued to paint, of course, but to no great acclaim. recognition had been a long time coming. how do you feel about the tate exhibition?
er, well, i waited for such a long time for it to happen, that when it was announced that it was going to happen, i was told that the exhibition would be an exhibition that i wanted, and i quickly found out that once more, the language between myself and people like the tate, i hear one thing and they think they‘ve said something else. well, it turned out that it‘s going to be the tate‘s show, not mine. he wanted the show to focus purely on the nature of his work, which has been a 60 year investigation into the effects of light and colour. not, as is the case, a broadly chronological exhibition tied to his life story and race. there was a new thing that was sprang on me about black and asian art in england. well, i don‘t know what black and asian art is. i only know that art is art. he is still hard at work,
but painting less nowadays. more directing his assistants with the aid of an infrared pointer. they gave me this thing so i can say, "over here," and they‘ll follow what i say. but i wait for the area of paint to sort of sing, then i‘m happy. it sums up his work in a way, which is all about being drawn to the light. will gompertz, bbc news. newsnight is on bbc two. here on bbc one, time for the news where you are. hello, i‘m steven wyeth. welcome to sportsday.
kane in contention — harry‘s focused and ready to return from injury for spurs in an all—english champions league final against liverpool. anthonyjoshua weighs in for his world heavyweight title defence against andy ruinr in new york. and johanna konta becomes the first british woman since 1983 to reach the last 16 of the french open tennis. good evening. what a weekend of sport we have to calm. by this time tomorrow, we should know who has
emerged victorious and in all english champions league final. a match liverpool and tottenham have spent three weeks preparing for is now less than a day away. it was liverpool who got the first look at the venue for tomorrow‘s champions league final, the metropolitano stadium in madrid. whilst they have the benefit of recent experience of this very occasion, last year‘s defeat at the hands of real madrid is one of six successive finals manager jurgen klopp has lost. ifi if i would see myself as a loser or whatever, then we would all have a problem but i don‘t see that like this. i see all the other things. the rest is only for the outside world, that you would think afterwards i am a winner, but it is not interesting to me, to be honest. it is an obvious thing, we are here to win it with all we have. it will be daft of us to forget what happen last season and tried to start fresh meat use things to of the season we learned last year in kiev, the way they won the game, the way they brought things how they beat us. i think we have matured as
a team and we have shown how we can win games, how we can hold them to 1-0 win games, how we can hold them to 1—0 leads and she a lot better and throughout the course of the season, we have proven why we are such a good side. like liverpool, tottenham have overcome adversity and the brink of elimination to reach the champions league final. harry kane and his spurs team—mates also familiarised themselves with atletico madrid‘s still new home. their route to the final has been remarkable. it very nearly ended in the group stage, and both the quarter—final and semi—final were won in dramatic fashion. that was unbelievable. we enjoyed a lot. we enjoy the journey together. i think it was great and of course the concentration was a pleasure to manage. this group of players, i feel so proud because they were
unbelievable and open to work and to except every single purpose from us andl except every single purpose from us and i think we are so ready, we are prepared. the occasion is mastic and with only for everybody involved but for the fa ns for everybody involved but for the fans themselves. it shows how far totte n ha m fans themselves. it shows how far tottenham has come as a club and i have managed to see it since i was many years ago to where it is today and yeah, it will be a special night for everybody involved and a quiet emotional night as well for everybody. you can hear the champions league final between liverpool and tottenham on bbc radio 5live tomorrow evening with the build—up right here on bbc news sportsday is live from madrid at 6:30pm and 7:30pm.