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good afternoon. labour says it'll present a bill in parliament this week designed to stop the uk leaving the eu without a deal. sir keir starmer, the shadow brexit secretary, has told the bbc that if the legislation is passed, it's likely to delay the date of departure. the cabinet minister michael gove refused to commit the government to implementing such a change even if it's approved by mps, saying ministers would wait to see what happens in westminster this week. here's our political correspondent susana mendonca.
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protesters took to the streets across the country this weekend to object to the government's decision to suspend parliament, which has been viewed by some as an attempt to block debate over brexit. there'll be more action from mps promising to bring in a new law to prevent no—deal at the end of october, but how do you get politicians from different parties and with very different end games to work together? very simple, the route will be by legislation, because i believe it has to got to be legislation is in place to unlock this it unlawful for him to takes us out without a deal so very simple plan but i was concerned that over the summer lots of people were talking different plans. there have been lots of plans. labour is working with other political parties including the lib dems and the snp to force an extension of the brexit deadline but the minister in charge of no—deal planning would not be drawn on whether the government would abide by any new law that mps brought in.
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for a government to say we will not abide by legislation is impossible, surely. we will see what the legislation says when it is put forward. for me, the most important thing is to bear in mind that we already have legislation in place, which an overwhelming majority of mps voted for. we already have an eu withdrawal act, we already have the notice on the article 50 process by which we leave the european union. the overwhelming majority of mps voted to do that. the prime minister has insisted he is making progress with the eu but that claim appears to have been contradicted by the eu's chief negotiator, michel barnier, who said the eu had already shown maximum flexibility on the issue of the irish backstop, the insurance policy designed to maintain an open border between the uk and ireland. more ad campaigns to prepare people for a possible no—deal brexit will start this week but the government insists there will not be food shortages. there will be no shortages of fresh food. some prices may go up. other prices will come down.
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but that's unlikely to allay the fears of critics who have warned of shortages and delays at the border. susana is here now. michael gove waiting about events to come this week plenty of events to look forward to. an eventful week. firstly, we will see whether or not backbench mps can actually get the numbers they need to pass this legislation, whether they have enough time because of course parliament is going to be suspended so parliament is going to be suspended so it reduces the amount of time they have. and then we have the possibility that the government might not decide to enact such a law. we have had keir starmer talking about that, saying the government is above the law. opposition parties also new conservative mps to get onside and we understand conservative potential rebels i meeting the prime minister tomorrow and they will want to know what progress has been made with the european union to stop in addition to that, number of court cases to try and revoke the whole idea of suspending parliament. also more
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protests against that. the government insisted it is about the queen's speech, not brexit and the government also setting out its spending plans as well. and a lot of rumours that this is about i suppose a precursor to a general election. plenty in the week ahead. yes, a week is a long time in politics. thank you very much. in hong kong, there've been fresh confrontations between police and pro—democracy demonstrators trying to bring hong kong's international airport to a standstill. last night, some protestors on the hong kong metro were beaten by police. with the latest from the airport, our correspndent, stephen mcdonnell. activists have, to an extent, at least, achieved their goal. here at the airport in hong kong, that gate there is where passengers normally come out to reach buses. you can see it's closed. here's a barricade that's been built to stop them coming in or out. the idea was to cause transport chaos. and here are the protesters,
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the pro—democracy activists, who've, again, defied the authorities, defied warnings that to have a rally like this risks arrest, risks the potential of being charged with illegal assembly. and they're moving around the airport from place to place, trying to block various parts of the transport infrastructure. protesters are running in that direction and that's because the police have just arrived. and it had to be only a matter of time, given the transport chaos we've seen here today. so, this is the leaderless movement in action. they have a discussion, and then work out what to do. the most important thing for them is to try and escape the airport area without being arrested. they have employed delaying tactics, including building barricades, and the like, to try and slow the police down.
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that's to give these people enough time to walk out of the airport area. but, as i say, the priority now in this hit—and—run strategy, they've done the hit bit, now they need to run. that was our correspondent stephen mcdonnell there, at the hong kong airport. the trade war between the united states and china has intensified with the imposition of new tariffs or taxes on many consumer goods. the us has imposed a 15% tariff on over $100 million worth of chinese imports. china has responded with similar tariffs on us goods. our business correspondent katie prescott is here, katie what kind of impact do you think this will have? these additional charges. i think these tariffs will hit consumers for the first time that the previous tariffs have been on steel and aluminium that have hit businesses but these aren't things that are really tangible that people buy every day. clothes, food, shoes,
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nappies, for example. when you look down the list, it's very hard to find anything that's actually not on there. retailers have said they're going to have to pass this cost of this 15% extra charge to bring these goodsin this 15% extra charge to bring these goods in come onto consumers because it's just too high for them to absorb it themselves. by december, the end of this year, there will be ta riffs the end of this year, there will be tariffs on almost everything that america buys from china. this is of course going to hit chinese businesses, too. it makes business harder to do in america and makes it far more expensive. the big question in all of this is when is it going to come to an end? we have seen this trade war going on for almost two yea rs trade war going on for almost two years and i'm afraid to say it's not going to be anytime soon, both sides have shown an unwillingness to back down. the chinese state news agency has called president trump a global bully. president trump said on friday despite a lot of american businesses complaining about the effect this will have, he said he will not back down at the collateral damage in all of this is the consumer and business in china and america. katie prescott, thank you. schools in england which have been
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previously been rated as "outstanding" will no longer be exempt from inspection, following concerns about falling standards. around 300 schools haven't been assessed for more than a decade, but the department for education said bringing inspections back would ensure parents had up—to—date information. as part of the plans to tackle poor performance, there will also be more funding to help top performing academies. air passengers in the uk are experiencing disruption to flights this morning because of a system failure at french air traffic control. all flights travelling through the country's airspace are affected. british airways and easyjet have both confirmed widespread disruption to inbound and outbound services. at least five people have been killed, and more than 20 injured, by a gunman in the us state of texas. the gunman, a white man in his 30s, was later shot dead by police in the town of odessa. john mcmanus has this report. the terrifying moment a gun suspect crashed his vehicle into a police car. filmed by a bystander in texas.
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a road chase ended with police officers confronting him at this cinema complex then shooting him dead. the chase began after an officer who stopped the man's car for a traffic check was shot. the suspect then drove off, hijacking a us postal van and randomly shooting at other vehicles. just driving around, normal day, and then i hear gunshots. it was at least ten shots, ok. i got one on my door and one went through, ricocheted right here through my wrist. can't get it out yet, because it's a piece of metal. a two—year—old was amongst those injured. as the authorities broadcast warnings, the public were cleared from this shopping mall. there are people running through the mall. we're not sure why. we need to see what this is. come on, everybody. and this local tv station had to hastily evacuate their studio. ok, we're going to slip awayjust for a minute. we don't know what's going on. he is a white male in his mid—30s. as far as civilian casualties, we have at least 21 victims. 21 shooting victims.
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and at least five deceased at this point in time. there's no sign of a let—up in american gun violence. so far this year alone, there have been hundreds of gun attacks. john mcmanus, bbc news. that's it for now. the next news on bbc one is at 6.35pm, have a good afternoon. hello. you're watching the bbc news channel with shaun ley. more now on the protests in hong kong. pro—democracy demonstrators have again targeted the international airport in hong kong, attempting to cause disruption to flights and transport links. earlier i spoke to yu—chek cheng who was at the protests yesterday but has stayed at home today.
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he said the airport was being targeted because it is the most important transport facility and will attract international media attention. the airport certainly is probably the most important transport facility in hong kong. there is a certain sense that the endgame is approaching. it is now clear that the carrie lam administration will not respond to the demands of the pro—democracy movement and there are suggestions that perhaps the administration will impose emergency regulations, ordnance which will give the government very widespread powers to deal with the demonstrations and protests. there were arrests of three pro—democracy legislators on friday, plus some prominent student activists likejoshua wong. so there is our sense that the final showdown is coming. there will be students strikes and workers strike
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starting on monday and tuesday. i suppose in a sense this is a critical week also because it is the start of the school year. a lot of people returning as you say to work and if you can effectively bring a lot of that to a standstill then that will have perhaps a greater impact than many of these weekend protests have had so far. but are you not concerned that if the hong kong authorities were to use the emergency ordinance which i think the british used back in 1967, which gives them such sweeping powers, that would be the opportunity to use the kind of crackdown that could be extremely bloody? exactly. there is an awareness that since beijing is reluctant to mobilise the people's revolutionary army, the imposition of the emergency regulations ordnance may be another option. but such an option will also seriously damage business confidence in hong kong and will seriously affect hong kong's functioning as an
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international financial centre. nonetheless, it seems that the protesters are prepared for the worst and there is a certain feeling that when there is an opportunity for hong kong people to take a stand then will choose to do so. otherwise the opportunity may not come again so people are saying that they are willing to make a certain sacrifice to demonstrate a position at this point, although they don't have high expectations that their demands will be met. that is the really worrying stage we have reached, isn't it? that's many of the protesters are pessimistic that somehow the hong kong authorities are indeed the government in beijing backed over this.
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the authorities are obviously worried about the immminence of the anniversary of the foundation of the communist state and they want that to be a time of joy and celebration. these two things are running against each other and the resolution of them looks rather bleak. yes. actually the vast majority of hong kong people now worry that they can see no satisfactory outcome, they don't know what will happen in the future and they are very worried about the effectiveness and legitimacy of the government in the years to come. it is generally understood that the chinese leadership will not bow to the demands of a mass movement, that they are worried about the impact of hong kong, the effect of hong kong's crisis in other parts of china and president xi jinping is in difficulty and again he is most reluctant to be seen to be weak and dealing with the crisis hong kong.
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i am sorry to interrupt you. in those circumstances what is the point in continuing with the protest? are you not simply laying the ground for the massacre? the general concern is that people don't want to give up and it is too late to give up and there is a certain sense of solidarity for those who have already made the sacrifices being arrested and so on and so people believe that they should continue. the headlines on bbc news... labour's brexit spokesman, keir starmer, says mps will propose legislation to stop no deal. the senior cabinet minister reponsible for no deal preparations, michael gove, refuses to be drawn on whether the government would abide by any legislation designed to stop a no—deal brexit. the eu's lead brexit negotiator
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michel barnier rejects boris johnson's demands for the irish backstop to be scrapped. hurricane dorian is drawing ever closer to the bahamas and the southeastern coast of the united states. it's a category five storm, with maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour. the national hurricane center has tweeted in the past few minutes. dorian‘s route has been very difficult to forecast but with heavy rain and severe storm surges are expected, its potential to cause huge damage remains high. let's go live to cocoa beach which is just south of cape canaveral in florida and talk to cbs reporter hilary lane. this is ominous news although still not clear what path the storm will take. absolutely. this has been a very uncertain storm and has left people here really questioning where
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exactly is going to hit. meteorologists have had a tough time predicting as its speed and path changes. right now we were expected to get a direct hit from the storm but it is since it veered east so 110w but it is since it veered east so now it looks like it might hit north florida in the daytona and jacksonville area and then head up the coast and hit georgia and it is like savannah and then the carolinas. originally a direct hit to florida but no meteorologists are backing off from that and it looks like hurricane dolly and is heading towards the water which is good news for florida. not promising for bermuda. we are hearing from the government that by the time the app are closed on friday night there we re are closed on friday night there were just 26 tourists left on the island but a lot of people who live in bermuda must be very scared about it. yes this is terrifying for the bahamas if you look how massive this time is now upgraded to category five. we know officials there have hired boats to keep people off the
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coast and we have seen homes and businesses completely boarded up in that area and people hunkering down and doing what they can. but there is no doubt this will be catastrophic for the bahamas. preparation and florida is something that people used to but you can never really prepared for the uncertainties of all the risks. how big an impact as it had over the last few days where you are? people had been preparing since thursday and it is a slow moving storm which is why not made landfall yet. we originally thought it would make la ndfall yesterday. originally thought it would make landfall yesterday. people have waited hours waited hours and hours for a gasoline and hundreds of cars outside gas stations and a lot of times the gas is completely run out. in many supermarkets hear the water is completely sold out and is an issue the government of florida —— governor of florida has addressed. he said there not been able to
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disperse them to the right area still has baton much trucks to make sure everyone has a supplies they needed. —— has baton more trucks. the governor has said you should stockpile a week worth of food and medicine because even if florida does not get a direct hit even the aftermath of hurricane dorian as it rose up the course. —— as it rolls up rose up the course. —— as it rolls up the coast. figures obtained by the bbc show 336 migrants managed to cross illegally from france to the uk in small boats during august. that's more in one month than those who crossed by boat during the whole of last year. than those who crossed by boat in total, so far this year, more than a thousand migrants have made the dangerous journey across the sea to british shores. gavin lee has been onboard a small boat in the english channel, to see what risks they're taking
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and how they're getting across. you can see why this is called one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. the migrants are taking smaller boats than this to make the journey. the boat owners here say that it is far too dangerous. the weather has cleared a bit and the waves are aboutjust under
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a metre high but even in these conditions at any speed on the boat you can see how quickly the boat starts to rock and it's much more difficult. look at the size of that. it's what you've got to navigate through in the middle of the channel — tankers, enormous container ships, continuous ferries. one of the ways that we are told migrants know they have made it into into british territorial waters is using their mobile phones.
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if the time changes an hour they then call the british coastguard and they won't to be sent back to france. let's go to warsaw. this is the scene from pilsudski square in central warsaw where foreign dignitaries and leaders have been arriving for today's commemorations. the irony of talking to hilary from cbs is this storm hitting florida that was the reason president donald trump cancelled attending these commemoration so instead has sent his deputy, vice president mike mike pence.
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angela merkel and dominic raab are there but president vladimir putin is not. he was invited to ten years ago but it is fair to say that the polish government views the influence of russia is a very —1 on poland. elliott i talk to the polish foreign minister telling me that as a schoolteacher he could not teach the history of the molotov ribbentrop act and that was something the soviet union were not keen to be teaching polish schoolchildren about. there is a lot of history about it and they think that the actions of president vladimir putin in the ukraine and so on have not made him a very good neighbour. beautiful scenes of a rebuilt warsaw which was devastated by the nazis and the bomber campaign which began in the city where they
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had the commemorations first thing this morning in the early hour of darkness. 80 years since the anniversary and 80 years on tuesday will be the 80th anniversary of the declaration by neville chamberlain that this country was at war with germany. schools in england rated ‘outstanding' by ofsted will no longer be exempt from inspections, under new government plans. the department for education says that, as of last summer, almost 300 schools hadn't been assessed for more than a decade. earlier i spoke tojon waldren — a former headteacher and former ofsted inspector and asked him if he welcomed the changes. 300 schools have not been seen for more than ten years. if you had a car which needed an mot every year and they suddenly said great, you're mot is good for ten years, how would you feel with your brakes on your tires and things like that? it is the ridiculous system. schools need to be inspected just the same as anyone
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else. the government dressed up what was ana usterity measure — it was having to reduce budgets and last places and this is one way the department for education save money and said it was a reward for success. a lot can change and a skill and ten years and head teachers can come and go in senior leadership teams change. we are where we are and the government says this exemption will go. what you think will be the immediate impact on schools? presumably ofsted itself will have to over a period of time expand operations to be able to deal with extra work? indeed.
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we have just heard in the last week that education is going to have scrillions of money given to it. and some of that will go to ofsted. the ofsted budget has been cut in real terms by 15% in the last ten years. they will have to reorganise but it does mean that all schools will be fairly inspected. just because a school is outstanding ten years ago, i guess my life was slightly different ten years ago. and therefore we need to re—evaluate what we do each time. i suppose it is particularly galling for other schools which have had more regular inspections to think maybe the school down the road has been able to coast. exactly. there is always that danger. i do think outstanding schools work incredibly hard on the just over 4000 outstanding schools at the moment. i have worked on schools that end of that spectrum constantly under the microscope and constantly under pressure day in day out with ofsted and hmi and visits from a local authority advisor when they
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were available. and all that pressure added up all the time for those schools and they did improve but it is very unfair on the schools when the other school down the road has never been seen for ten years. now it's time for a look at the weather with nick miller. definitely a change in the film of the weather. anybody up and about this morning will have noticed a distinctively fresh feel to things with single figure temperatures for many of us. although we have had plenty of sunshine today also some showers around and some of those filtering southwards across the british isles at the moment. there are still fairly heads and miss but if you catch when it could be heavy towards eastern scotland and north—east england may be with the odd rumble of thunder this afternoon. we have had thunder towards the coast of northumberland. tonight showers from northern ireland and parts of northern england and wales. but also dry and clear weather around. up and down
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the uk rural spots could be in mid to low single figures. a lot of sunshine to model but this time rain at times in scotland and northern england and northern ireland and patchy rain towards wales and the south west england. for the midlands, east anglia and the south—east mainly dry and a little bit warmerfor a time. south—east mainly dry and a little bit warmer for a time. continues into tuesday. from midweek temperatures come right down again and most of us will be stuck around the mid to upper teens.
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hello this is bbc news. the headlines. labour's brexit spokesman, sir keir starmer, says this week will almost certainly be the last chance to stop britain leaving the eu without a deal at the end of october. the senior cabinet minister reponsible for no deal preparations, michael gove, refuses to be drawn on whether the government would abide by any legislation designed to stop a no—deal brexit. meanwhile — the eu's lead brexit
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negotiator michel barnier says the uk has now reached a ‘moment of truth‘ — he rejects borisjohnson's demand for the irish backstop to be scrapped. in other news — pro—democracy activists in hong kong target the city's airport after a night of violence in which dozens of people were injured. events are held in poland to mark the eightieth anniversary of the start of world war two. political leaders from around the world have been gathering in warsaw. the german president asks for poland's forgiveness at an event to mark this. sport and a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. let's take you straight to ibrox where the first old firm derby of the season is into the second half


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