fifth is this is bbc news. the headlines at 10. labour's deputy leader tom watson rules out another leadership contest, but says the party must do better. this is not the time for a leadership election, that issue was settled last year, but we have to do better, we cannot sustain this level of distance from our electorate. president trump tweets he will not attend the white house correspondence dinner this year. police in the german city of heidelberg have shot and injured a man after he drove a car into pedestrians gathered in one of the city's squares. three men have appeared in court on slavery charges after the discovery of a cannabis factory at a disused nuclear bunker in wiltshire. also in the next hour we'll take a first look at tomorrow's front pages. the telegraph leads with an interview with the government's scotland break—out!
a spirited second—half performance at murrayfield earns scotland their first six nations win over wales in a decade. good evening and welcome to bbc news. tom watson, labour's deputy leader, has said the party must do better at winning over voters but he's also insisting that now is not the time to change the leadership. jeremy corbyn says he will stay on as leader. but a new opinion
poll released tonight by the sunday mirror says a third of non—labour voters would be more likely to vote for the party if mr corbyn went. in a moment we'll hear from former mayor of london ken livingstone and political commentator michael white, but first here's our political correspondent carole walker. jeremy corbyn has made it clear he has no intention of stepping down. he was in stoke yesterday, where labour saw off the challenge from ukip to win the by—election. but he is facing questions about the party's defeat in copeland. the tories were jubilant after seizing the seat that had been in labour's hands since it was created. labour's deputy leader told the scottish conference he was hugely disappointed with the result. ourjob at the next general election is to gain over 100 seats. keeping what we have is supposed to be the easy bit. this is not the time for a leadership election. that issue was settled last year.
but we have to do better. we cannot sustain this level of distance from our electorate, from our natural supporters. so things do have to change. even mr corbyn‘s most outspoken critics at westminster are not contemplating a leadership challenge. they fear he'd be re—elected and returned in a stronger position. but many of his mps are deeply concerned that, under his leadership, there is little prospect of the party regaining support amongst the wider electorate. david miliband, the former foreign secretary who now runs a charity based in new york, said he feared labour is losing support at its core base. he said, "i'm obviously deeply concerned that labour is further from power than at any stage in my lifetime." his supporters sayjeremy corbyn is not the problem. it isn't about one person, it's about us reconnecting with our grassroots, it's about us getting the working class vote back. and of course by defeating
ukip in stoke, we've successfully done that. so let's share our successes, work, build upon it, and get back into government. but in scotland, where labour is struggling to recover, party members are concerned at the scale of the problems. but in scotland, where labour is struggling to recover, party members are concerned at the scale of the problems. i think the leadership in the uk is partly to blame for that. jeremy corbyn has the absolute support of the labour party, because we've got to get on with it. jeremy corbyn has said he is proud to continue as leader. he's not given any indication he'll be changing his approach. carole walker, bbc news. jeremy corbyn has said he is proud to continue as leader. he's not given any indication he'll be changing his approach.
carole walker, bbc news. i spoke to the veteran political observer michael white, and the former mayor of london, ken livingstone — who believes mr. corbyn should stay on as leader. we will win the next election on two grounds. a economic strategy to create good jobs for working—class people, building council housing, reversing all the things we neglected today when we were in power under blair and brown. and having a leader that is honest and you can trust. building council housing, reversing all the things we neglected today when we were in power under blair and brown. and having a leader that is honest and you can trust. although a lot disagree withjeremy corbyn‘s policies, like people in copeland did with nuclear power, but they recognise he is not someone who came into politics to get rich. he has served his community and says what he believes and comes across as a straightforward guy. why did labour not win copeland? it is notjust underjeremy. 20 years ago labour got almost 60% of the voting copeland of the vote in copeland and that the election last year it was down to 42%. across britain, like the democrats in america, working—class traditional labour voters are so angry that we did not create good jobs when we were in power and build homes for their kids, and they have gone to ukip or the snp. we can only get them back if we focus on economic policy. i hope labour mps put the rubbish of the past behind them and focus on that,
because that is the only way a party wins power, having a coherent economic policy. michael white, isjeremy corbyn going to stay till the next election? i think he is. he is popular in the party as ken said. he has a mandate the second time, last year. my difficulty with what ken has said, you might say, who he is, and he must say they will win the next election on the promise ofjobs and reversing the things we got wrong or failed to do the last time and they have an honest leader, he is right aboutjeremy, he is an honest man by the way things go. that was attractive about him to labour activists. i saw his campaign in the summer of '15 and as soon as i got there i realised he would win. it was like a revivalist religious meeting. but the opinion polls, new one today, the tories on 41% and labour on i think 25, 26
nobody believes what ken livingstone said, that labour is going to win. ken livingstone, nobody believes what you are saying about labour winning. the opinion polls do not reflect that. they don't now but we have three years to go. theresa may has screwed up the negotiations. we were promised we could leave the eu but stay in the single market and that is not going to happen. in 2019, it means we will see a catastrophic collapse ofjobs which will be damaging to the economy. people will realise they have been lied to by this government and jeremy has the alternative economic strategy. you don't need to increase taxes on ordinary people, we need to ensure google
and starbucks pay their share you need to ensure google and starbucks pay their share and then he can fund a massive programme of investment and that feels an economy. our investment is at the worst level since the second world war. we will find out how this story and other stories are covered in the front pages tomorrow. at 10:30 and 11:30pm this evening in the papers. our guests joining me tonight are caroline wheeler, the political editor of the sunday express. and anne ashworth. we are hearing president trump said he will not attend the white house correspondence association did this year. he says please wish everyone well and have a great evening. we do not know if it is part of his war of words with some parts of the media, which he has described as enemies of
the people. he has talked about perpetuating fake news. we do not know whether he is effectively boycotting the dinner, which president 0bama seem to be a great fan of. it comes after some media organisations were barred after a press briefing —— from a press briefing at the white house. the bbc has asked the white house for clarification. president trump's spokesman, sean spicer, was challenged about the decision. reporter: are cnn and the new york times not in here because you're unhappy with their reporting? why are they not in here? because we had a pool and then we expanded it and we added some folks to come and cover it. it was my decision to expand the pool. reporter: the president said "we're going to do something about it" in reference to these stories that he is saying are false by the new york times, cnn and others. what is he talking about? we're going to aggressively push back.
we're just not going to sit back and let false narratives, false stories, inaccurate facts get out there. iraqi forces have entered parts of western mosul in what is expected to be an arduous and dangerous battle to remove so called islamic state from iraq's second largest city. i spoke to dr elisabeth kendall, elisabeth kendall, senior research fellow in arabic at pembroke college, i asked what effect she thought losing control of mosul would have on is. the idea of a centralised caliphate block of land that could become an islamic utopia for muslims globally was central to its propaganda and its appeal. losing thatis propaganda and its appeal. losing that is a big deal, but i do not
think it is a fatal blow. you can kill people but you cannot kill ideas and the idea of a caliphate will remain. i think it will be easy for islamic state to explain away the loss of territory, the prophet himself suffered many setbacks. if you are losing battles, it does not look like god is on your side so i think it will be a dramatic blow, particularly for muslims sympathetic and living in the west. you might wa nt to and living in the west. you might want to uproot your family to move to an islamic utopia when it is a functioning state and has a taxation system and welfare state, but when it becomes a war zone, that appeal is lost. that block of land they we re is lost. that block of land they were trying to create was linking iraq and what territory they have in
syria, but mosul is a key city. if they are driven out of that, they will just have bits they are driven out of that, they willjust have bits of land dotted around. that is correct. but, don't forget, you do not need a mujahideen army centrally located to wreak havoc. you need cells with willing suicide bombers and you can wreak havoc. you raise an important point. they question we must consider what are the knock—on effects? if you squeeze a group like islamic state in mosul, iraq or syria generally, you might start to see at crop up elsewhere in the middle east. there are plenty of sales, fragile states in the middle east, such as sudan, somalia, libya, yemen. where cells of islamic state exist and fleeing fighters could well hook up with
such cells. i think top of my list of worries would be yemen. such cells. i think top of my list of worries would be yemenlj such cells. i think top of my list of worries would be yemen. i suppose one woi’i’y of worries would be yemen. i suppose one worry about islamic state, the more territory they had, potentially that would bring them wealth, oil wealth, revenue they could use for terrorism and whatever else and if they are denied that, the people opposing them will welcome that. that is true, but i think they can still keep the islamic state project and live nonetheless and we are starting to see islamic state manage expectations. it switched its advice from saying, come and moved to the caliphate, the wonderful islamic paradise, to saying, you don't have to move to the caliphate. you can still take part in our project from wherever you are, just launch attacks in your own country. a top labour figure says the party must change, but not replace the man in charge. with pressure once again on jeremy corbyn after thursday's
by—election defeat in copeland, his deputy says the party needs to reconnect. this is not the time for a leadership election. that issue was settled last year. but we have to do better. we can not sustain this level of distance from our electorate. also on tonight's programme. inside iraq, the casualties in the battle to take control of mosul from so—called islamic state. the search for traces of a deadly nerve agent at kuala lumpur airport used in the suspected north korean assassination. and, scotland beat wales for the first time in a decade in the six nations at murrayfield. good evening.
tom watson, labour's deputy leader, has said the party must change tack and "do better" at winning over voters but he has said that now is not the time to change leadership. speaking at the scottish labour conference in perth, mr watson acknowledged the loss of a long—held labour seat in copeland on thursday had been hugely disappointing. labour's leader, jeremy corbyn, has said he will stay on. here's our political correspondent carole walker. jeremy corbyn has made it clear he has no intention of stepping down. he was in stoke yesterday where labour saw off the challenge from ukip to win the by—election. but he's facing questions about the party's defeat in copeland. what about copeland, mr corbyn? the tories were jubilant after seizing the seat which had been in labour's hands since it was created. labour's deputy leader told his party's scottish conference he was hugely disappointed
at the result. 0urjob at the next general election is to gain over 100 seats, keeping what we have is supposed to be the easy bit. this is not the time for a leadership election. that issue was settled last year. but we have to do better. we can not sustain this level of distance from our electorate, from our natural supporters, so things do have to change. even mr corbyn‘s most outspoken critics at westminster are not contemplating a leadership challenge, they fear he would be re—elected and returned in a stronger position. but many of his mps are deeply concerned that under his leadership there's little prospect of the party regaining support amongst the wider electorate. david miliband, the former foreign secretary, who now runs a charity based in new york, said he feared labour is losing support in its core base. he said, "i am obviously deeply concerned that labour is further from power than at any stage
in my lifetime". his supporters sayjeremy corbyn is not the problem. this isn't about one person. it's about us reconnecting with our grass roots. it's about us getting the working class vote back and, of course, by defeating ukip in stoke we successfully have done that because we were told we couldn't do that. so, let's share our successes, let's work and build upon it and let's get back into government where we should be. but in scotland, where labour is struggling to recover, party members are concerned at the scale of the problems. can't help but think that the leadership at uk level is partly to blame for that. i thinkjeremy corbyn is our leader, he has the absolute support of the entire labour party because we've got to get on with it, we can't keep talking amongst ourselves. jeremy corbyn has said he is proud to continue as leader and he's not given any indication that he will be changing his approach in order to rebuild support for his party. ca role carole walker, bbc news. iraqi forces have entered parts
of western mosul in what is expected to be an arduous and dangerous battle to remove so—called islamic state from iraq's second largest city. wyre davies has sent this report from an advanced iraqi military base where american troops and advisers are proving a key part of the mosul offensive. this woman is a victim of islamic state's latest tactic in its desperate bid to avoid defeat in mosul. the 55—year—old mother of seven from the eastern part of the city was hit in a drone strike. her leg shattered. "i was lying on the ground and people were pointing to the sky from where the bomb came", she told me. one of dozens of drone attack victims they've treated at this hospital. this is pretty new for this conflict but also for conflicts all over the world. these mortars can be very effective and the impact on the population really, really brutal. this is video eulogises the use of commercially available drones to drop bombs and grenades.
an organisation which governs according to brutal feudal codes, adapting modern technology to lethal effect. drones are yet another threat for government troops now pursuing fighters from so—called islamic state into the narrow streets of mosul. after days of fierce clashes on the edge of the city. but from a field just to the south, big american guns are helping to sway the battle perhaps decisively in the government's favour. this is an overwhelmingly iraqi military operation but the role of american advisers and troops, so—called boots on the ground, is also critical. us artillery pieces pounding targets in mosul. american commanders are reluctant to divulge too many sensitive details, but say us military support will be decisive. the fight in western mosul would be a tough fight for really
any army in the world. so the iraqi army, the iraqi federal police again will face a tough fight. it will be a lot of house—to—house fighting. the enemy is cornered. they don't have any choice but to fight. a kurdish reporter, shifa gardi was killed today covering the government advance into mosul. a handful of refugees fled in the opposite direction but there are an estimated 750,000 civilians still trapped inside the besieged city. wyre davies, bbc news, northern iraq. media organisations have reacted angrily after several, including the bbc, were barred from a press briefing at the white house. the new york times said the move was an insult to democratic ideals. in the last few minutes, there's been another development. straight now to washington and our correspondent there, laura bicker. a tweet from the president.
president trump has stepped up attacks in the media in recent weeks. he has called certain elements fake news and has described those elements as an enemy of the american people. within the last few minutes the president has tweeted that he will not be attending the white house correspondents' annual dinner. now this tweet is highly unusual because certainly this is a dinner, it's an annual glitter event with stars and press, and the president sit down together and put that animosity aside. the president has decided that's not for him. when it comes to the white house press association, they were already asking the white house about a press briefing yesterday where certain selected members of the media were allowed into a briefing by sean spicer, the press secretary and others were not and they included cnn, the new york times and the bbc. we have yet to hear from the white
house why they were not allowed into that briefing and whether or not this will continue. but this latest tweet saying he will not attend the dinner shows that at that animosity that he feels for the press is not going away. thank you. malaysian security services have swept kuala lumpur airport for toxic chemicals after the half—brother of north korea's leader was murdered there 12 days ago. kim jong—nam was killed using one of the world's deadliest nerve agents. authorities have confirmed that the airport terminal is free from any traces of contamination, as our diplomatic correspondent caroline hawley reports. a departures hall usually bustling with travellers. at the scene of the crime, the security services came kited out against chemical weapons. they were looking for traces of deadly toxins, including the nefb agent vx, an internationally banned weapon. the malaysian authorities announced yesterday that it was vx
that killed kim jong—nam and they've been under pressure to reassure the public that kuala lumpur‘s second international airport was safe. we confirm, number one, there is no hazardous material found. number two, it is free from any form of contamination of hazardous material. thirdly, it is declared a safe zone. the victim, kim jong—nam was the exiled elder half—brother of the new yorken dictator kim jong—un. exiled elder half—brother of the new yorken dictator kimjong—un. his —— north korean dictator kim jong—un. indonesian diplomats said she had been paid just over £70 to take part in what she thought was a reality show prank. she apparently told them she had no idea what she was handling.
translation: she only said she was given a kind of oil like baby oil. this is the other suspected killer. and here she is competing in in a talent contest. the vietnamese government said she too thought she was taking part in a prank. in the real world the malaysian authorities are still investigating kim jong—nam's extraordinary murder. a north korean diplomat wanted for questioning has yet to come forward. caroline hauy, bbc news. leicester city's former manager, claudio ranieri, has paid his last visit to the club's training ground. he was sacked on thursday — just nine months after the team unexpectedly won the premier league title. leicester has been struggling this season and risks relegation. ranieri told reporters he wanted to say goodbye properly to the players. i don't speak with anybody, just to say thank you to the fans, they were fantastic, thank you. claudio, how do you feel? i feel good now. you really... you feel good? yes, of course. because what we achieved in
leicester i hope could happen again, but it will be very difficult. was it emotional with the players in there? no, no, no, it was normal. do you feel stabbed in the back, claudio, do you feel badly treated? take care. in the six nations rugby, scotland have beaten wales for the first time in a decade. a spirited second half saw them run out 29—13 winners at murrayfield to keep their championship hopes alive. and, ireland beat france to maintain their challenge, as patrick gearey reports. you can lose yourself in edinburgh, in the city of alleys it takes just one wrong turn. so, too, the six nations. blown off course last time, scotland in paris. brilliant clear by the french. wales in cardiff. and scores! 0ne further false move for either and their championship hits a dead end. so, much hanging over this. for 20 minutes, so
little ground given. until wales set off on the open road. liam williams, the fast lane. too quick to be stopped by any of scotland's barriers. so they tried to catch them another way. finn russell kicked scotland closer. but leigh halfpenny can kick to the horizon. consider russell trumped — for now. scotland flew out after the break. tommy seymour for the line. in a city of train—spotting, try—spotting. was it? it was, just. scotland ahead. they moved six points clear, then wales responded. this time rhys webb asked the question but before he reached the try—line he reached touch. the answer was no try. under the pump scotland have cracked in the past. now the pressure powered them. a fizzer to tim visser. delirium, vern cotter—style. a first scottish victory over wales in ten years. so 29—13 and all of this shows scotland's rugby resurgence and proves they are very real contenders for this year's title. which of ireland and
france could join them? that was always predicted to be tight. a game for spotting the tiniest of spaces. conor murray's speciality. johnny sexton thrives further out. back in the team to do this, a lovely drop. vintage sexton, in fact. 19—9 it finished. now to gather that energy, for ireland, as for scotland, the title chase is on. patrick gearey, bbc news. you can see more on all of today's stories on the bbc news channel. that's all from me. goodnight. good evening. some breaking news on the weather front. the
good evening. some breaking news on the weatherfront. the irish good evening. some breaking news on the weather front. the irish met service have recently named storm un. it is out in the atlantic and heading our way. —— un. it is out in the atlantic and heading ourway. —— iwan. ithink un. it is out in the atlantic and heading our way. —— iwan. i think it will not be of the magnitude of storm doris. ahead of that, we have ploughed across england wales. through the small hours of sunday the rain will become light patchy. it will leave try and cloudy weather. we will see wind and rain gathering in the north—west by the end of the night and most places will be frost free. it might turn colder in the far north and east of scotland. wind and rain making progress east across scotland and snow on higher ground. the rain pushing through northern ireland quickly in the morning. a fairly promising start to the day in
eastern england. sunshine getting through. the breeze keeping temperatures about nine, 10 degrees. further west, cloudy and a bit more ofa further west, cloudy and a bit more of a breeze picking up will stop rain setting into wales and other western parts of england and the rest of wales as you go through the day. storm ewan will arrive late morning. around the irish sea coasts with gusts up to 60 mph in land and on the coast, 70 mph. not as strong as storm doris but impacts are possible. rain across the north and west of the uk and snow over the scottish mountains. dreyer further east.