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this is bbc news and these are the top stories developing at 11.003m: theresa may says she's optimistic about a good dealfor the uk in the brexit talks — but there's still some way to go. while there are a small number of issues that remain outstanding on citizen's rights, i'm confident that we are within touching distance of the deal. a new study links pollution to the deaths of more than 50,000 people in the uk. former us presidents 0bama and bush hit out at state of american politics, in what's seen as an unprecedented intervention. left on hold — it's emerged some mobile phone customers have continued to be charged for handsets they've already paid for. the cost of childcare — research shows it has risen more than four times faster than wages over the last 10 years. also this hour: split class — as oxford and cambridge universities are criticised over elitism. it's after data found four—fifths of students accepted at 0xbridge had
parents with top jobs and the numbers have been edging up. it survived the sinking of the titanic, now this letter is being auctioned — it's thought to be one of the last to be written onboard. good morning. it's friday. 20th october. i'm annita mcveigh. welcome to bbc newsroom live. in the last few minutes, theresa may, has given an update about brexit discussions with the european union. speaking on the second day of a summit in brussels, mrs may said she was positive about what the negotiations had achieved so far. earlier, the head of
the european council, donald tusk, said eu leaders would begin to prepare for talks about a trade deal with the uk. the prime minister acknowledged a lot more was still to be done. iam i am ambitious and positive for britain's future for these negotiations, but in no we still have some weight to go. both sides have some weight to go. both sides have approached these talks with professionalism and a constructive spirit and we should recognise what has been achieved to date. the uk and the eu shared the same objective of safeguarding the rights of eu nationals living in the uk and uk nationals living in the uk and uk nationals living in the uk and uk nationals living in the eu. eu citizens have made a huge contribution to our country and, let me be clear, whatever happens we wa nt me be clear, whatever happens we want them and their families to stay. while there are a small number of issues that remain outstanding on citizens rights, i'm sure that we
are within touching distance of the deal. of northern ireland, we have agreed that the belfast agreement must be at the heart of our approach and northern ireland's unique circumstances the man specific solutions. it is vital thatjoint work on the peace process is not affected in any way. it is too important but that is. both sides agree that the canopy any physical infrastructure at the border and that the common travel area must continue. we have both committed to delivering a flexible and imaginative approach on this vital issue. this council is an important moment. it is a point at which to reflect on how to make further progress. my speech in florence with two important steps that have added a new impetus to the negotiations. i give a firm commitment on the financial settlement and i propose the time—limited implementation period based on common terms which is in the interests of the uk and eu. both sides agree that subsequent
rounds have been conducted in a new spirit. my fellow leaders have been discussing this this morning and i believe that it is in the interests of the uk that the eu 27 continues to ta ke of the uk that the eu 27 continues to take a united approach, but if we are going to take a step forward together it must be on the basis of joint effort and endeavour. we must work together to get to an outcome that we can stand behind and that works for all our people. 0ur political correspondent alex forsyth is at westminster, but first to our brussels reporter adam fleming, who is at the summit. what is the feeling on the grounds about how this summit has gone for theresa may? well, the eu leaders at the other 27 remaining countries seem to have gone out of their way to help theresa may at this summit, to help theresa may at this summit, to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative when it comes to the brexit rosettes. yesterday,
the prime minister did the long walk from the front door to the summer grant, the whole way she was accompanied by emmanuel macron and angler michael. gone are the images of theresa may standing by herself with no one talking to her. angler michael's press conference in the middle of the night last night at the end of the first day of talks saying that there was not progress on this first phase of talks to move to days two, but they were happening ina to days two, but they were happening in a constructive atmosphere and the british media was misrepresenting how well they were going and phase two to be on the way. look at the summit conclusions adopted by the leaders in their were just having separately well theresa may was doing her news conference. it took in 90 seconds to adopt their conclusions were drawn up in the way for them to start preparing internally for trade talks and talks about the future relationship between the uk and eu. that is the
aspect that the european council president, donald tusk, choose to tweet about after that 90 seconds of discussions. we didn't need to say no sufficient progress has been made, he didn't say the uk needs to go much further. he tweeted that he wa nts to go much further. he tweeted that he wants to start getting ready for phase two of the brexit docs. as i said, european leaders gone out of their way to make the break to process the ticket is going well, not badly. it'll be interesting, adam, to see if a further news conferences that we are expecting will mirror bad language used by theresa may, things like standing alongside the eu as a partner, shared objectives, that sort of language. i know for a fact that the british delegation have been in touch with other countries in the run—up to this summit to create this positive atmosphere and moments like
the emmanuel macron, angler michael and theresa may, they are carefully planned. it will be intriguing to see the braces and notes that other leaders strike. when the leaders we re leaders strike. when the leaders were arriving for their sum up this morning, for day two on the red carpet, you heard people like the prime minister of malta saying that last night theresa may give her best performance ever at an eu summit. but she was more candid and a better performer than she had been before. then you get people like the president of lithuania same rhetoric is one thing, they still want detailed commitments on the technical breadth of negotiations, which brings us to the big stumbling block at the moment, the big blockages about the uk's financial obligations. the eu wants to agree a methodology for calculating how much money the uk owes the eu for commitment it signed up to one it was a member. in the press conference, theresa may was asked by laura kuenssberg if she would deny
reports which have been swirling round this press room this morning, that privately theresa may has told eu leaders she is prepared to give them more money than was implied in them more money than was implied in the florence speech. the prime minister would say i imagine that the florence speech was very carefully worded. ed said that the uk could meet financial contributions to the next eu budget for the next two years, but also talked about living up to financial obligations. peter swann the details of what she is prepared to pay for. how will theresa may's performance be going down here back at home? do you think what those conservatives who were calling on theresa may to issue an ultimatum to other eu leaders over the financial settlement, do you think they will be satisfied at least for the moment by what they have heard? be satisfied at least for the moment
by what they have heard ?|j be satisfied at least for the moment by what they have heard? i think that number ten particularly will be pretty pleased at how this summit has gone for all the reason just outlined about the positivity, the talk of progress, the talk of green lights, the eu preparing to talk about trade in transition. all the things that the government wanted to achieve. all we have got out of this summit is we are very —— we are aware of the expected to be, and thatis aware of the expected to be, and that is not as much progress as the uk government had hoped. the uk government has wanted to get on and talk about the next fears, trade, thatis talk about the next fears, trade, that is what many people in westminster once it is the government to be able to achieve it happened achieved that. there is a positive message coming out of the summer, that eu leaders are prepared to start talking about that, but in terms of concrete progress this is only what theresa may had hoped for at best and these associations. in the three key issues she said they are within touching distance of agreement on citizen's rights, that
they share common goals on the northern irish border, but the financials settlement is a huge sticking point. what theresa may will find now that you comes back and talk to colleagues here in westminster, as well as the conservative backbenchers who are split on the issue of europe overall, what you will find this there is a realfocus overall, what you will find this there is a real focus on overall, what you will find this there is a realfocus on increasing pressure on the december summit. that will be key, whether or not theresa may and the government can do not with the european union to unblock those talks about the so—called brexit bill, whether they will give any more or the eu will give any more to get things moving. if the december summit does not prove successful, if by then talks can't move on to trade in future relationships, then the government is facing a real problem, not least with backbenchers at home. let's get the thoughts now of the conservative mep daniel hannan. good morning to you and thanks for joining us. your assessment first of all of what you have heard so far
from this brussels summit. i'd agree with everything i havejust from this brussels summit. i'd agree with everything i have just heard. from this brussels summit. i'd agree with everything i havejust heard. i think it is going well and there is a logic on both sides that isn't telling us towards a deal that is in everyone's interests. countries don't trade with each other out of kindness or as a favour. the daily leave the eu would become a single biggest export destination. we have an interest in the prosperity of european neighbours. we want them to be stable allies. that logic applies both ways. those conservatives who we re both ways. those conservatives who were urging theresa may to issue an ultimatum, many of them arguing that they were doing that to bolster her negotiating position in brussels over these couple of days. irrespective of what you think about, do you think that that group will be satisfied by what she has achieved so far over the course of this summit? it is really important
that people are not wanting to be belligerent for the sake of that. sometimes in the coverage you get the impression that eurosceptics are unreasonable people who will be satisfied if she was rude about foreigners! that was never the motive. the league campaign was about democracy, freedom and global engagement. 0n the issue of should we have a plan b for if there is no deal, no one goes into any that —— any negotiations without a fallback position. it would be crazy... imagine if you are buying a house or a carand imagine if you are buying a house or a car and before we had even started i will say that we are definitely buying. what price would you get them? by provisions in place i don't mean that we need circulating contingency papers and civil servants, i mean putting in the infrastructure and getting everything ready. it would be a dereliction of duty by the government that they didn't do it.|j accept what you say that bob sta pleton accept what you say that bob stapleton —— that most people don't
go into negotiations like that, but does this ease pressure on theresa may at home? i don't think there is anyone in the conservative party who doesn't want to deal. all of us accept that it is suboptimal for both sides of the isn't the deal, not only on trade but on intelligence, policing, research and so one. the only people who are not in that category are a handful of labour mps who have now said we are so determined that we should have a deal at any cost that we are not prepared to even countenance and no deal outcome and we would put against that. that is telling brussels that we will sign whatever they put in front of us. theresa may was referencing her florence speech in the last few minutes, on the issue specifically of the brexit bill, saying that no one would have to pay more, should have to pay more received less as a result of the uk
leaving the eu. the argument surely, with the thoughts, the details should have evolved more by night, shouldn't they? there is an easy way of testing this. we could simply put the question of financial liabilities to international arbitration. we could go to them and say tell us what is owed. the lawyers on both sides are saying that the figure would be under one if that happened. they are saying that britain is a net contributor and will have his ongoing commitment in the future. would they applied the same thing at a net recipient was to leave? if greece was the vacuum were to leave, would they then say we will need to work out how much money we will give you have to we have left? of course not. this is not the strict legal liability we are talking about, it is whether britain takes a relatively generous interpretation for the sake of having good relationships with our eu allies. to be go beyond the
letter of the law? the answer to that will depend on what the final deal is. for the sake of getting a deal is. for the sake of getting a deal where britain ends up with as a close friend and ally, that is an area worried that we should be prepared to be flexible and generous. thank you very much. there was some good news for the chancellor ahead of next month's budget as the latest public finance figures show smaller than expected deficit in september. the government saw its borrowing levels fall by £700 million last month and the office for national statistics said public sector net borrowing, excluding state—owned banks, came in at £5.9 billion in september. economists had been expecting a higher figure. 0ur economics correspondent andy verity is with me. why was the level as it was? it is
quite simple in the way, they haven't expected this but although spending grew by 3%, the chancellor was collecting in taxes grew by 4%. that means the situation is improving for him, and it is com pletely improving for him, and it is completely against expectations. economist borrowing in september would be the same as last year or a little bit higher. it means the more reliable figure, how much we borrowed in the financial year to date is also at it lowest since 2007. the office for budget responsibility has predicted that over the whole financial year the government will end up borrowing more. if this trend carries on they might have to soften that prediction. there are some interesting trends within the numbers. if you look at the total amount we are borrowing, that adds to the total stock of debts, which is amounts to about 80% of the whole value of the economy. 80% of gdp. then you look at that as a percentage of gdp and it is coming
down. in the overspent over the whole financial year, that overspent, have a bit as for capital spending. 0nly overspent, have a bit as for capital spending. only the other half, 16 billion, is the amount by which we arrived spending day to day. that adds to a picture that the debt situation, the borrowing situation is becoming more manageable, not less. the headlines on bbc newsroom live: theresa may says she's optimistic about a good dealfor the uk in the brexit talks. a new study links pollution to the deaths of more than 50,000 people in the uk. former us presidents 0bama and bush hit out at the state of american politics — in an apparently veiled attack on president trump. in sport, everton confirmed they will ban a fan involved in yesterday's brawl between everton
and lyon players. they cite the fan will be barred from future everton fixtures and they will lodge a formal complaint against the merseyside police, who also say they are investigating the disturbance. better news for arsenal, they have continued their perfect start to the europa league. they beat red star belgrade i—0 europa league. they beat red star belgrade 1—0 last night. lewis hamilton says he has no plans to ta ke lewis hamilton says he has no plans to take in need during the american national anthem before the united states grand prix. he said that he thought the movement, protesting against racial injustice, was awesome. i will be back with more london stories and 15 minutes. a major study has concluded that pollution contributed to the deaths of 50,000 people in the uk in 2015. the findings, which are published in the medicaljournal the lancet, looked at the effect of man—made
chemicals on people with illnesses such as heart disease and stroke. the government says it has a £3 billion plan to improve air quality. here's our health correspondent rob sissons. pollution is well recognised in countries like mexico and this latest study links air pollution to two—thirds of the nine million deaths from pollution around the world. contaminated water accounts for many of the others, while there are also hazards for people at work. during 2015 in the uk, 8% of deaths, that's 50,000, have been linked to pollution. it ranks as 55th in the world out of 188 countries investigated. we're behind the us and many other european countries, including germany, france and spain. the british lung foundation wants change. we need the government to act immediately. we want them to use the budget next month to end the tax incentives for diesel vehicles and in the long—term they need to commit to a new clean air act. the large number of diesel cars on our roads emitting poisonous particles is said to be a significant factor in the uk's pollution record and the authors
of today's report say for too long pollution has been seen as an environmental issue rather than a big health problem. the labour mp and former higher education minister, david lammy, has accused 0xford and cambridge universities of perpetuating a "social apartheid". he has obtained figures, through a freedom of information request, which
show that they are offering few places to students from less privileged backgrounds. the data also shows that a number of oxford university colleges failed to make a single offer to black a—level applicants over a six—year period. we can talk now to david lammy, who joins us from our central london studio. thank you for taking the time to talk to us this morning. 0ne thank you for taking the time to talk to us this morning. one of the difficult questions you say that has to be asked includes whether there isa to be asked includes whether there is a systematic bias inherent in the
0xbridge admissions process that is biased against some people. there are talented young people up and down the country. all of your viewers contribute to 0xbridge with over £800 million a year of taxpayers money. can they explain why they made no offers and rochdale? so few in sunderland, middlesbrough? nun in salford
last yearfor middlesbrough? nun in salford last year for oxford. these are middlesbrough? nun in salford last yearfor 0xford. these are huge part of the country with talented people, many getting more than top marks at a level, yet not making their way to 0xford or cambridge. a level, yet not making their way to oxford or cambridge. each of the university spends £5 million a year on outreach programmes to try to encourage people who wouldn't thematically have thought to apply to those universities to do so. do you think those programmes aren't working or are there other factors at play, such as a lack of belief in
some quarters, a lack of expectation that people could apply for those institutions? lets take the london borough of richmond. it is sending more young people to oxford and cambridge than the entirety of manchester, liverpool and leeds. they are applying, they are just not getting in. i don't accept that they are not good enough. harvard and yale, similar universities, do far better on access for poor americans right across the country. why is it that 0xford right across the country. why is it that oxford and cambridge are so elitist? 0f that oxford and cambridge are so elitist? of course they are applying. teachers are working harder than ever. i am disappointed today that 0xbridge continued to blame teachers, particularly in the north and in wales, were of course it is down to 2% making their way to 0xford it is down to 2% making their way to oxford and cambridge, let's not blame teachers. we know there is
more to be in our education system, but we also need to question how is that £10 million on access really being spent. is it effective, is it working? that is why i am making a number of recommendations today as to what they can do yet they really wa nt to what they can do yet they really want radical change. 0r to what they can do yet they really want radical change. or i will be here in ten years saying the same things. cala some of those recommendations. you acknowledge that some of the individual colleges are taking steps to improve access, so what are they doing that the others aren't, and what would you like to see the universities doing asa like to see the universities doing as a whole? let's take lady margaret hall at oxford which is offered a foundation year. this is a year directed at underrepresented groups. they do an extra year, come on to the college and if they do well they get onto the courses. kings medical school in london does something similar. also, we've got to take the access and the decision—making away from individual colleges and have a
system across the university so we don't get this patchy performance across different colleges. individual colleges are saying, i'm doing this, but many are silent. let me be clear that the class divide has got worse in the last seven yea rs, has got worse in the last seven years, not better. so people who are the sons and daughters of our judges, of our consultants, by newspaper editors are even more likely to go to oxford and cambridge than they were seven years ago. i'm sorry, but something has gone wrong with how about £10 million has been spent. thank you very much. citizens advice is warning that mobile phone users are being overcharged by their contract providers. it says the customers of three of the uk's biggest companies — vodafone, ee and three — are being charged for handsets they have already paid for in full. the operators say their billing is fair. the advice is to always shop around and switch to a better deal.
but how many of us actually do so? this is what you told us in snap unscientific survey: there are so many things they wrap on wind used sign up, it is unclear to work out what you're paying for and what you are not. i think they need clarity in the industry as a whole, because so many times there is this deal and that deal, then you find out a month later it is totally different. i wasn't aware of that. my mum pays for my mobile phone. she normally does pay up until the end of the contract because it is less hassle than quitting the contract. of the contract because it is less hassle than quitting the contractlj think hassle than quitting the contract.” think people will start going pay—as—you—go now they have found that this is happening. sim only is the best deal to go on because the companies are charging on top of everything, i would companies are charging on top of everything, iwould imagine people will start changing. dan plant from moneysupermarket joins us in the studio. my
my oh so only people not realising there are still being charged for their handsets when they have already completed payment for those? it is an issue run price transparency. some providers will break out the amount of money you are paying for your handset, which is effectively alone you are then back to them over 2a months, and then bought your mobile, text and data. for the providers that do, you see that's payment for the handset clear after two years, with other providers you don't, so you keep paying that amount. it could be £30 a month. why aren't providers being transparent? there are no rules that they have too. go to a couple of yea rs they have too. go to a couple of years ago added a new policy called refresh where they dropped the price down. it is still a mechanism to try to get you to upgrade after two yea rs. to get you to upgrade after two years. with other providers like ee
and temp two, you can upgrade, pay them more each month, or if you don't want to do that, you do like you are saving money by not upgrading, you are not. there are no rules to force them at the moment. in the absence of a law about this, the onus is on us as commuters, bit like changing your bank or utility provider, to look into the detail. while change would be great, there is no need for rates at the moment. that it did in your diary about when you took out the contract, then there are a things ' you took out the contract, then there are a - things do. = you took out the contract, then there are a - things do. e can you took out the contract, then there art yourl things do. e can ‘just that and sa i want a before that date and say i want a better deal or i will switch, and quite often they might give you a good deal. 0r quite often they might give you a good deal. or can compare online the best deals out there. it would a lwa ys best deals out there. it would always be a contract. if you have the money upfront to pay for a newborn or you don't need the latest phone, dubai for the phone and is pay the tariff separately, you will be caught in this trap.
in a statement vodafone has told the bbc it strives to give customers "the price plan that best suits them". while ee says they send customers " regular updates about their options before and after they reach the end of their contract." and a spokeswoman from three said: "whenever a new customer signs with us, we make the end—date of the contract term very clear." tens of thousands gathered on the streets of leicester last night for the city's diwali celebrations, thought to be one of the largest outside india. known as the festival of light, diwali is celebrated by hindus, sikhs, buddhists and jains for a variety for reasons. its main theme is to mark the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. lovely images. hopefully there wasn't too much rain. i think i saw some umbrellas in the shots. let's get the forecast. we might need some umbrellas over
eastern areas today, but they will be much use tomorrow because the winds will pick up. storm brian is heading our way. today, some real effect in eastern areas other than that the moment, but many will see brighter skies had some time developing. later on, more cloud and rain spreads into the west, head of storm brian. maximum temperature is today 1a or 16. here is storm brian. it will move across northern ireland do not enter scotland, but you notice that the isobars are tightly packed, and strong winds in southern and western areas. gusting up to 70 miles and are places. at high spring tides there is a risk of coastal flooding. 0n tides there is a risk of coastal flooding. on top of the strong winds, we have some heavy rain and showers moving west to east throughout saturday, so saturday quite an unpleasant autumnal day for many of us with strong winds and heavy rains. i between 13 and 16. ——
highs between 13 and 16. good morning. this is bbc news. our latest headlines: eu leaders have agreed to start preparing for trade talks with the uk and theresa may says she remains positive. a major study says that pollution contributed to the deaths of more than 50,000 people in the uk in 2015, a death rate higher than in most other western nations. former presidents barack 0bama and george w bush have voiced concern about the current political climate in the us, in comments seen as thinly veiled criticism of donald trump. citizens advice warns that millions of mobile phone users are being overcharged by their contract providers, even after paying off their handsets in full. time now for a look at the sport news. hi jessica! we start with football.
everton say they will ban a fan from future club fixtures after reviewing footage of the brawl between everton and lyon players in the europa league last night. the club also say they will lodge a formal complaint with merseyside police. they are also investigating the disturbance. fighting broke out after this at goodison park. ashley williams barging into the lyon goalkeeper... the scuffles involving both sets of players. fans were drawn in to the chaos too, including one man who seemed to be trying to get involved while holding a child. no one was sent off and in fact williams went on to equalise. but lyon grabbed a winner. everton are bottom of their group. the pressure's mounting on manager ronald kooman, but a former liverpool legend thinks he should stay. in the solar key has spent big money. he needs more time. he has proven he can walk in the premier league. a fabulous player,
experienced player. give him time. arsenal had a much better time of it. they continued their perfect start to the compettition and are looking good for a place in the knockout stages. they beat red star belgrade 1—0 thanks to this acrobatic finish from 0livier giroud. manager arsene wenger seemed happy enough with the performance. we played against a good red star team. always dangerous on the counterattack. cech made some good saves, in the end we got a win... that gives credit to the mentality of the team. roma have been charged by uefa after some of their fans were heard making "monkey cha nts" during wednesday's champions league tie at chelsea. there have been reports the chants were aimed at chelsea and germany defender antonio rudiger, who moved to stamford bridge from roma in the summer. pressure continues to mount on senior figures at the fa over the way they handled discrimination claims against england women's manager, mark sampson. now the fa is to investigate
the england women's goalkeeping coach lee kendall's alleged "unacceptable behaviour towards eni alu ko". nigeria—born aluko accused him of speaking to her in a fake caribbean accent. for the moment, it looks as if the jobs of those at the top of the fa are safe, despite calls from ex players for immediate change. the doctor who received a ‘mystery package' for sir bradley wiggins in 2011 has resigned from british cycling because of ill health. dr richard freeman is part of separate investigations by british cycling and uk anti doping, but has been off work with stress—related illness. british cycling said it had not been able to finalise its investigation, but they've said it hopes to help ukad bring their enquiry to a "satisfactory conclusion". finally... lewis hamilton says he has "no plans" to ‘take a knee' during the american national anthem before sunday's united states grand prix.
hamilton did say, though, he thought the movement which protests against racial injustice in the us was "awesome" but the world championship leader added his priority was to win sunday's race and a fourth world title. knot thing has changed for me. everything is exactly the same as it was. it is exactly the same, mentally for me. maybe it has changed from your perspective but for me it hasn't. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more for you in the next hour. let's return to the european union summit in brussels and the talks on brexit. in the past half hour or so the prime minister has been giving an update on the talks. let's listen to what she had to say. i am ambitious and positive for britain's future for these negotiations,
but in no we still have some weight to go. both sides have approached these talks with professionalism and a constructive spirit and we should recognise what has been achieved to date. the uk and the eu shared the same objective of safeguarding the rights of eu nationals living in the uk and uk nationals living in the eu. eu citizens have made a huge contribution to our country and, let me be clear, whatever happens we want them and their families to stay. while there are a small number of issues that remain outstanding on citizens rights, i'm sure that we are within touching distance of the deal. 0n northern ireland, we have agreed that the belfast agreement must be at the heart of our approach and northern ireland's unique circumstances demand specific solutions. it is vital thatjoint work on the peace process is not affected in any way. it is too important for that. both sides agree that there cannot be physical infrastructure at the border and that the common travel area must continue. we have both committed to delivering
a flexible and imaginative approach on this vital issue. this council is an important moment. it is a point at which to reflect on how to make further progress. my speech in florence with two important steps that have added a new impetus to the negotiations. i give a firm commitment on the financial settlement and i proposed the time—limited implementation period based on current terms which is in the interests of the uk and eu. both sides agree that subsequent rounds have been conducted in a new spirit. my fellow leaders have been discussing this this morning and i believe that it is in the interests of the uk that the eu 27 continues to take a united approach, but if we are going to take a step forward together it must be on the basis ofjoint effort and endeavour. we must work together to get to an outcome that we can stand behind and that works for all our people. theresa may in brussels a short
while ago. more from there soon. former presidents barack 0bama and george w bush have voiced concern about the current political climate in the us, in comments seen as a veiled rebuke of donald trump's leadership. mr 0bama urged americans to reject the politics of "division" and "fear", while mr bush criticised "bullying and prejudice" in public life. gary 0'donoghue reports from richmond, virginia. president 0bama still knows how to draw a crowd. they queued for hours to see him at virgin you, backing the democratic candidate for governor among's collection. if they we re governor among's collection. if they were hoping for head on attacks on donald trump the work to be disappointed. but the former occu pa nt of disappointed. but the former occupant of the white house was artful to make much wider points. commenting on what own politics lately. but one thing i know... if
you have two when a campaign by dividing people, you are not going to be able govern them. to you will not be able to unite them later if that's how you start. not one mention of the current president by name, but talk of candidates pandering, and sewing divisiveness. ata time pandering, and sewing divisiveness. at a time when politics just seems so divided and so angry, nasty, whether we can recapture that spirit. we support and embrace somebody who wants to bring somebody together? yes we can! cheering. he may no longer be president but he is still by far and away the most popular democrat in the country. that is why they want him at
campaign rallies like this. this audience knows that day by day donald trump is trying to unpick barack 0bama's donald trump is trying to unpick ba rack 0bama's legacy. donald trump is trying to unpick barack 0bama's legacy. that frightens them. it followed a much more full frontal attack on the current political situation by the former republican president george w bush. he talked about bigotry, threatening american democracy while celebrating immigration and arguing for more open trade policy. discontent deepened and sharpened, brought us conflicts. bigotry seems in boldon, politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and a great fabrication. the democrats love the with barack 0bama is still alive and well. but he is the past and they are going to need to find new leaders to fight new politics.
here... unions have warned that the cost of childcare in england is rising much faster than wages. the tuc says in the eight years to 2016, the average pay of parents with a one—year—old rose by 12%, while childcare costs increased by four times that. the government says it has doubled free childcare available for three and four—year—olds. joining me now are sam gurney, the tuc‘s head of equality and neil leitch who's the chief executive of the pre—school learning alliance. the bottom line, parents are spending more of the salary on childcare. we mentioned that four fouled ratio, increases in pay to childcare but for some areas it has been seven times. it is a 118. we have had pay falling, stagnating,
and in london, up 7.5%. the national average, four times. it is a really heavy blow for people. childcare gap before funding from the government? currently, every three, four—year—old to 15 free hours. and some, but nothing between 0—2. frankly it is the consequences of this free entitlement. it is so grossly overfunded that you have to make up the difference by charging those parents. those who effectively ta ke those parents. those who effectively take hours. extra cross subsidising. childcare providers have two effectively charge those parents of children younger than three and
four? we have known this for years. for the government to extend this even farther, offering 30, that exasperates the problem. do you try to spread funding more evenly? from whenever a parent comes back from maternity, paternity? that is one of the key issues. what we have identified, that 1—2 gap, no subsidy or provision from the government, no extra authorities. about! million pa rents, extra authorities. about! million parents, and you have to get the funding. you cannot do childcare on the cheap. it is important for the economy. so that the appearance can get back to work, and the children have good conditions. it needs adequate funding. you have to make sure that is available. and your thoughts on that? we could certainly
distribute that better. you can be a couple earning up to £200,000, working two hours a week extra, but if you happen to be earning the national living wage, you have to be working 16 each. that is not an equitable solution. just a few months ago, the 0ecd, recognised as being world— renowned, months ago, the 0ecd, recognised as being world—renowned, and are viable organisation said when you look at the investment, in terms of public sector into early years, in terms of 35 countries, we are second from bottom. again, you have to put money in. tuc's you are the head of equality. is this a driver of inequality for women? invariably, in
most cases, take time off. absolutely. it is nearly always women, not always, but people who wa nt to women, not always, but people who want to get back to the labour market but simply cannot afford to. also, that is fuelling issues of the gender pay gap. that is why we need to have this infrastructure. incredibly good point on those investment levels. shocking, the united kingdom is that low down. how would this be paid for? you talk about distribution. clearly, that is creating a problem over a greater number of years. before the child's dental school. how should we as a pay for this? country it is about priorities. nobody questions if we actually fund children, if you invest at the earliest opportunities
you will be the benefits. we had £1 billion for the dup. you will be the benefits. we had £1 billion forthe dup. irish you will be the benefits. we had £1 billion for the dup. irish suggest that we could redistribute. thank you to you both. plaid cymru is calling for the creation of a £30 million fund to protect businesses from any negative impact caused by britain leaving the european union. the proposal will be set out at the party's annual conference in caernarfon when its leader, leanne wood, addresses delegates later. good morning james. we know that wales voted by a majority of leaving the european union. now, talk to protect this front from the effects. brexit is going to be a focus of what is happening? absolutely. plaid cymru is a party that vehemently
oppose the idea of the united kingdom leaving the european union. they want to set up this fund, £30 million to help small and medium—sized businesses if there should be any adverse affects. they think that special assistant and special aid would be a good thing, coming from the existing economy budget. they think the idea of not reaching a deal with the european union would be an incredibly bad thing for wales and the uk. risking wales' nationhood, that is what the plaid cymru leader leanne wood said. be ita plaid cymru leader leanne wood said. be it a deal or no deal, they said it should be put to the people of wales. referendum of the national assembly. this conference coming off the back of a disappointing election, leanne wood has been
leading for five years. any questions over the leadership? certainly, nobody willing to put their head above the parapet. bob ‘s lead to some staff members and assembly members, but hingis in, and certainly some disquiet. yesterday, leanne wood said that she would be the party leader at the next assembly election in 2021. it was music to the ears of some, but hit the wrong note for others. the party insists that this that general election was good, getting one seat and holding onto another three, one by the skin of their teeth, they think it is a good result because of the 2—party nature of the election. leanne wood said it was remarkable. lost 1a deposits, vote share dropped and still do not have an answer of how to replace labour in wales. it
isa how to replace labour in wales. it is a big problem for them. in a moment a summary of the business news this hour, but first the headlines on bbc newsroom live: theresa may says she's optimistic about a good dealfor the uk in the brexit talks. a new study links pollution to the deaths of more than 50 thousand people in the uk. former us presidents 0bama and bush hit out at the state of american politics — in what's seen as a thinly veiled attack on president trump. in the business news... european union leaders are set to consider britain's request for brexit talks to move on to the future of trade. as expected, her 27 eu counterparts agreed at a brussels summit that not enough progress had been made on other issues to begin formal trade talks now. but by starting internal talks, they are paving the way for them to begin, possibly in december. the chancellor has been taken to task by mps about the lack
of diversity at the top of the bank of england. nicky morgan has written to philip hammond, on behalf of the treasury committee, asking for evidence proving that ‘all efforts' are being made to encourage gender and ethnic diversity in its recruitment process. vodafone, ee and three are charging customers for the mobile phones they buy as part of a contract, even after the cost of the handset has been paid off. according to citizens advice, this can be as much as £22 extra a month. the government says mobile firms needed to inform customers when they have paid for their handset but operators insist their billing systems are fair government borrowing is at its lowest september level for the past ten years. government borrowing is at its lowest september level for the past ten years.
the latest figures released by the office for national statistics, show last months deficit stood at £59 billion — which is down almost 11% compared with the same month last year. it's the third month in a row that uk public finances were better than analysts had forecast. we can get more on this now with victoria clarke — an economist with investec. public finances still seem to be doing 0k? public finances still seem to be doing ok? they do. they do. among the slowdown, revenue figures have been holding up well. pretty the unemployment rate, at an all time low. despite the household cash squeeze, low. despite the household cash squeeze, vat receipts are holding up well. favourable run of public finance figures. we are expecting
some more forecast. what are you expecting? in the history has been pretty decent, of public finance borrowing figures. looking ahead to the budget and the office for budget responsibility who put the numbers together, it is likely to paint a less favou ra ble together, it is likely to paint a less favourable picture. less fiscal spending headroom for the chancellor. going to have less cash to give away, because perhaps he has got a lower growth 0utlook to give away, because perhaps he has got a lower growth outlook and other pressures as well. internal political pressure as well. if we actually go below that, the positive headline about government borrowing, the lowest for the past ten years, something that has stood out, corporate tax receipts. down. worrying? it is a question. not worrying at the moment but they have
been on that soft run. down on the level from the same month the year earlier. as we head to the task of negotiating the brexit settlement, the transitional period, corporate are nervous and if there is a risk further corporate ‘s head out of britain, that looks vulnerable. it isa britain, that looks vulnerable. it is a worry and the question looking forward. many thanks. the spanish government is to impose direct rule on the region of catalonia and suspend its autonomy over the weekend — following threats by the catalan leader to unilaterally declare independence. the crisis has of course been escalating since catalans voted to breakfrom spain in a referendum on 0ctober1st — despite the poll being declared illegal by the spanish court. the situation is already taking an economic toll. 700 companies have transferred their legal bases out of catalonia to other parts of spain since the vote. and according to one industry body,
tourism is down 15% so far this month compared with last year. amazon says more than 100 cities have expressed an interest in hosting its new and second norther american headquarters. thursday was the deadline for proposals. amazon plans to invest $5bn and create 50,000 newjobs at the new headquarters, which will be a "full equal" to its seattle base. the investment will also create tens of thousands of other jobs in construction and the surrounding community. the german carmaker daimler — whose brands include mercedes — has seen a sharp fall in profits. the company made just over $4bn in the three months from july to september but that amounts to a 14% fall. it's partly because of the costs of a recall and the clear up of diesel engines. and the markets... london copper on the rise. fourth
month high against the yen. back to you. thank you. the director quentin tarantino has spoken of his shame about continuing to work with harvey weinstein despite being aware of rumours about his behaviour. mr tara ntino collaborated with the producer on a number of movies including reservoir dogs and pulp fiction. harvey weinstein denies sexual assault and rape. one of the last known letters to have been written on the titanic is being put up for auction this weekend and is expected to fetch up to £80,000. written by an american businessman, on the day before the disaster in 1912, it's the only known letter on headed titanic paper to have fallen into the atlantic and survived. the headlines are coming up on the bbc news channel. in a moment we say goodbye to viewers on bbc two. first we leave you with for a look at the weather. and thought good morning. and got some pretty rough whether all the way, you may have heard us talking
about the storm that is moving on saturday. yesterday it was named storm brian. you can see the mass of this cloud associated with the storm. it is getting ever closer to the united kingdom. but before we get the storm, things are looking quiet during this afternoon. some outbreaks of rain still continuing across eastern parts of england. 0therwise, some sunnier weather for this afternoon. and then, cloud thickening. some rain moving to wales. maximum temperatures, 13—15. it is not bad with some sunshine. but then things change this evening, the heavy rain spreads in and the wind is starting to pick up. all of that, associated with the storm.
this is the pressure chart. you can see those white lines, isobars of equal pressure. when those gates close together, strong winds. expect gusts, 60—70. especially at exposed coastal areas. and with that, some pretty big waves. when you have got that, and high tides, spring tides over the weekend, the risk of some coastal flooding. throughout the day, also some heavy rain and pretty beefy showers. some thunderstorms at certain places. away from the coast, even gusts of 40—50. possibly some disruption on saturday. and some pretty heavy rainfall during the afternoon. maximum temperatures, 13-16. afternoon. maximum temperatures, 13—16. brian will move out of the uk
on sunday, pushing to the north sea. and those isobars are still close together but some breezy conditions. winds much lighter and not as wet. maximum, ”44. for the weekend it is going to be pretty unpleasant, some strong winds but some severe gales across western areas. this is bbc news and these are the top stories developing at midday. theresa may says she's optimistic about a good dealfor the uk in the brexit talks. iam and i am and —— iam and ——iam
i am and —— i am ambitious and positive for these negotiations, but they know we still have some way to go. they know we still have some way to go. a major new study links pollution to the deaths of more than 50,000 people in the uk. former us presidents 0bama and bush hit out at the state of american politics in an apparent thinly veiled attack on president trump. also this hour: class divide — as oxford and cambridge universities are criticised over elitism. 0xbridge is criticised over elitism, after data found four—fifths of students had parents with topjobs. left on hold — it has emerged some mobile phone customers have continued to be charged for handsets they've already paid for. tackling sexual harassment on public transport. the woman trying to come up transport. the woman trying to come up at the solution as part of the bbc‘s 100 women challenge. it survived the sinking of the titanic, now this letter is being auctioned — it is thought to be one of the last to be written onboard. it's friday,
20th october. i'm annita mcveigh. welcome to bbc newsroom live. eu leaders meeting in brussels have agreed that not enough progress has been made in brexit talks to move to negotiations on trade and the future relationship with the uk, but they have said that officials should begin internal preparations for the next phase of the talks. theresa may said she was "ambitious and positive" for negotiations with the eu but she acknowledged there was "some way to go" in the talks. the leaders of the 27 states said not enough progress had been made to move directly to trade talks.
i spoke to my fellow leaders about my vision for a deep and special partnership between the uk and the european union after brexit. a partnership based on the same set of fundamental beliefs in notjust democracy and rule of law, but also free—trade, vigorous and fair competition, strong consumer rights and high regulatory standards. i am ambitious and positive for britain's future and with these negotiations, but i know we still have some way to go. 0ur brussels reporter adam fleming is at the summit and gave his assessment of the feeling on the ground about how this summit has gone for theresa may. the eu leaders at the other 27 remaining countries seem to have gone out of their way to help theresa may at this summit, to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative when it comes to the bread is a process. think back to yesterday when the prime minister first got here, the whole way in that she was accompanied by a manual
macron and angular merkel. gone the images theresa may standing by herself with the one talking her. angular merkel‘s press conference in the middle of the night last night at the end of the first day of talks, saying that there was not progress on the first phase of talks to move to phase two of the talks, but there were happening in a constructive atmosphere and the british media were misrepresenting how well they were going and that phase two to be on the way. look at the summit conclusions that were adopted by the 27 eu leaders in the meeting they have just been having separately. it took them 90 seconds to adopt their conclusions, which will open the way for them to start preparing internally for trade talks and talks about the future relationship between the uk and the eu. that is the aspect that the european council president, donald tusk, chose to tweet about after that 90 seconds of discussion that
they had. he didn't plead to same those sufficient progress has been made or at the uk needs to go much further in the brexit negotiations to meet our demands. he tweeted that he wants to start getting ready for phase two of the brexit talks. as i said, european leaders going out of their way to make the brexit process look like it is going well, not that it is going badly. let's head to westminster and our political correspondent alex forsyth. what reception is being given there in westminster to what theresa may had the stade this morning, and appealing about how the summit has gone? those in downing street with piggott has been positive, for all of the reasons that have outlined. there has simply been a deliberate effort by the youth 27 tried to make it look like things are going pretty well, as opposed to things going pretty badly. let's remember, the uk government had hoped to be much further along in this because you should process than it currently is.
yes, the eu 27 leaders have agreed to start preparing for on trade in transition, but they don't feel there have been onus —— has been enough progress on separation issues. theresa may said they were within touching distance on agreement on citizens rights. she said there was consensus that nobody wa nted said there was consensus that nobody wanted a hard border in northern ireland. the real sticking point is this issue of a financial settlement, what the uk might agree to pay the european union for its existing commitments. when theresa may gave a speech in florence about this she indicated that the uk would meet its current commitments to the eu budget. that works at around £20 billion, although the uk government has never put a figure on it. theresa may was asked dave shea privately given any indication the eu leaders that she might be willing to pay a bit more. what i have been dear to my eu counterpart in relation to find ——
the financial contribution is what i said that in my florence speech, which is that i have said nobody need be concerned for the current budget plans, that they would either have to pay in war or receive less asa have to pay in war or receive less as a result of the uk leaving, and we will honour the commitments we have made during our membership. there has to be detailed work on those commitments. we are going through them line by line and we will continue to do that. the british taxpayer wouldn't expect this government to do anything else. is itfairto is it fair to say that today what we are looking yet is optics and semantics rather than any real substance at the end of the summer? yes there has been no real shift in position from either side. the sticking points are what they wear and the areas of progress are what they were. there is a positive tone, from both the european union and the uk government. it is worth saying that all eyes will switch to the
december summit. that is the next time the eu leaders get together to decide whether another is being done to move on to talk about trade. the eu has two pretty firm on the brexit bill. there are many of theresa may's conservative backbenchers who wouldn't countenance a huge payment to the european union. this will be a hard one to resolve. after this summer there has been some progress, but in the prime minister's own words, there is still some way to go. donald trump has been tweeting in the last while. i will show you his latest tweet on the uk crime figures. he says. it is fairto
it is fair to say a lot of people will be immediately questioning the us president's interpretation of the rises in the uk crime figures, which we re rises in the uk crime figures, which were out yesterday. it is not the first time he has tweeted on crime and terrorism in the uk. with criticism. he is just and terrorism in the uk. with criticism. he isjust saying and terrorism in the uk. with criticism. he is just saying that uk crime rises 13% annually and it spread of radical islamic terror. not good, we must keep america safe. 0ther not good, we must keep america safe. other see that ties in with his agenda, but i expect a lot of people will be criticising his decision to interpret those rises in crime to all of —— to radical islamic terror. pollution has been linked to the deaths of more than 50,000 people in the uk in 2015, according to a major study.
the findings, which are published in the medicaljournal the lancet, looked at the effect of man—made chemicals on people with illnesses such as heart disease and stroke. the government says it has a £3 billion plan to improve air quality. here's our health correspondent rob sissons. pollution is well recognised in countries like mexico and this latest study links air pollution to two—thirds of the nine million deaths from pollution around the world. contaminated water accounts for many of the others, while there are also hazards for people at work. during 2015 in the uk, 8% of deaths, that's 50,000, have been linked to pollution. it ranks as 55th in the world out of 188 countries investigated. we're behind the us and many other european countries, including germany, france and spain. the british lung foundation wants change. we need the government to act immediately. we want them to use the budget next month to end the tax incentives for diesel vehicles
and in the long—term they need to commit to a new clean air act. the large number of diesel cars on our roads emitting poisonous particles is said to be a significant factor in the uk's pollution record and the authors of today's report say for too long pollution has been seen as an environmental issue rather than a big health problem. citizens advice is warning that mobile phone users are being overcharged by their contract providers. it says the customers of three of the uk's biggest companies — vodafone, ee and three — are being charged for handsets they've already paid for in full. the operators say their billing is fair. the advice is to always shop around and switch to a better deal. but how many of us actually do so? this is what you told us in snap unscientific survey. there are so many things they wrap
yourfun when there are so many things they wrap your fun when you first sign up, it is very unclear to work out what you are paying for and what you are not. i think they need clarity in the industry as a whole, because so many times there is this deal and that deal, or you take the contract and find the month later it is totally different. no, i wasn't find the month later it is totally different. no, iwasn't aware find the month later it is totally different. no, i wasn't aware of that. my mum usually pays for my mobile phone bill, but she normally does pay off until the end of the contractjust because it is less hassle than quitting the contract.” think people will probably start going pay or similar only. that is the best deal to go on because the companies are charging you money on top of everything. you have paid for your phone, your contract, and maybe a year later you're still paying for it. i imagine a lot of people will start changing. i imagine a lot of people will start changing. our technology correspondent rory cellanjones is with me. isn't it against the law for a provider of whatever service to
charge over something you have already paid for? you would think so. here is how it works. you sign up, geta so. here is how it works. you sign up, get a new phone, two—year contract. films are very expensive these days, they can cost £900 on their own. that cost spread over two yea rs their own. that cost spread over two years and at the end of those two yea rs years and at the end of those two years what normally happens if you get nudged to say would you get nudged to say wejuly cup upgrades. what they don't appear to be saying is, by the way, as an alternative you could go to a similar only deal and save a lot of money. a lot of people are losing out here. there are mobile phone operators are interesting. 0ne are mobile phone operators are interesting. one of the player says wherever possible we try to contact customers. wherever possible? interesting. in the real world, you sign up to a contract in the them to
thousands 16, come november 2018 you will remember about. it will have flown by. he willjust be called. the onus is being put on us as consumers to do something about it, as with many things, utilities and so on. they are relying on the fact that we have busy lives, we have direct debits, it continues to come out and we just forget about it. it isa out and we just forget about it. it is a very lucrative business for them. it is not in their interest and not just some them. it is not in their interest and notjust some say them. it is not in their interest and not just some say white them. it is not in their interest and notjust some say white continue paying £115 a month? why not pay £10 a month instead? i think there will be growing pressure on them because the government are talking about this today saying they need to smarten up their ideas. will consumers be able to claim money back? that is a legal question which i have not explored. it is now a great time to ring up your provider, check that your contract is and get a good new deal out of them because
the last thing they want is to lose customers. they want that loyalty and you are in a good position, special if you're at the end of your contract, to get a new deal. so, you have been officially nudged! the headlines on bbc newsroom live: eu leaders say they are prepared to start moving to the next pays a brexit talks. a new study links pollution to the deaths of more than 50,000 people in the uk. customers on three of the uk's biggest mobile phone networks have continued to be charged for handsets they have already paid for. there was some good news for the chancellor ahead of next month's budget, as the latest public finance figures show smaller than expected deficit in september. the government saw its borrowing levels fall by £700 million last month and the office for national statistics said public sector net borrowing, excluding state—owned banks,
came in at £59 billion in september. economists had been expecting a higher figure. andy verity has been those figures. it is quite simple in a way. they hadn't this part of those spending grew by 3%, the amount that the chancellor group collected in tax cuts grew by 11%. it is completely against expectations. economists that borrowing in september would be about what it was last year or a little bit higher. it also means that the more important figure, how much we borrowed in the financial year to date, also down at its lowest since 2007. the office for by a responsibility has predicted that over the dimension of year the government will end up borrowing more. if this trend carries on to my and that prediction. there are some
interesting trends within the numbers. if you look at the total amount we are borrowing, we have to borrow every year and that adds to the total stock of debt, which now amounts to about 80% of the whole value of the economy, 80% of gdp. looking at that as a percentage of gdp it is coming down. in the overspent over the whole financial year, overspent over the whole financial yea r, £32 overspent over the whole financial year, £32 billion, if you look at that overspent half of it is for capital spending, only the other half, 16 billion is the amount that we are outstanding day—to—day. all in all that adds to a picture that the debt situation, the borrowing situation is becoming more manageable, not less. let's head to the bbc sports centre and get more news. everton have banned a fan from future club fixtures, after reviewing footage of the brawl between everton and lyon players, in the europa league last night.
the club will also lodge a formal complaint with merseyside police, who themselves are investigating the disturbance at goodison park. the fighting broke out after a challenge from ashley williams on the lyon goalkeeper. fans were drawn into the chaos too, including ‘one man who seemed to be trying to get involved while holding a child — he's the fan who has been banned. last night's defeat has piled more pressure on everton manager ronald koeman. they're bottom of their europa league group with just one point from three matches, and they‘ re just hovering above the relegation zone in the premier league. despite that, one former liverpool legend thinks koeman should keep hisjob. they spend big money hand for —— and all of a sudden the expectation levels goes through the roof. he needs more time. he has proven he can work on the premier league. he is an experienced football man. he was a fabulous player, a good
manager, give him time. roma have been charged by uefa after some of their fans were heard making "monkey cha nts" during wednesday's champions league tie at chelsea. there have been reports the chants were aimed at chelsea and germany defender antonio rudiger, who moved to stamford bridge, from roma in the summer. the doctor who received a ‘mystery package' for sir bradley wiggins in 2011 has resigned from british cycling, because of ill health. dr richard freeman is part of separate investigations by british cycling and uk anti doping, but has been off work with stress—related illness. british cycling said it had not been able to finalise its investigation, buty they've said it hopes to help ukad bring their enquiry to a "satisfactory conclusion". lewis hamilton says he has "no plans" to ‘take a knee' during the american national anthem before sunday's united states grand prix. hamilton did say he thought the movement, which protests against racial injustice in the us, was "awesome", but the world championship leader added his priority, was to win sunday's race and a fourth world title.
nothing has changed for me. everything is the same as for the last race. everything is the same mentally for me. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more for you in the next hour. donald tusk and john claudejunker, we expect are going to be giving a news co nfe re nce very we expect are going to be giving a news conference very shortly on the progress of the breadth of the brexit discussions. they are just about to begin. let's listen to the two of them. so, a slight pause. john claude
junker is on the left of the screen, donald tusk is on the right. it will be interesting to hear if they mirror the sort of language that theresa may was using in her news conference earlier after the summit in brussels, giving a positive assessment of the balance —— of developments, particularly on citizen's rights and the broader question, but still work to be done on the divorce bill. today we discussed the agenda for our work in the next three years. i have received support from the eu leaders to go ahead with this plan. this is not an easy task. the leaders's agenda deals with the most contentious issues like the
migration crisis, international security, trade and the future of the eu. that is why i also proposed a new work method, perhaps somewhat more direct, but at the same time more direct, but at the same time more informal. it will mean confronting the areas where european corporation does not work well and being honest about the reasons why. confrontation is healthy as long as it is respectful and helps us move forward. this is the spirit of work ahead. what i am pleased about today is that none of the leaders questioned the fact that you must put united, hand—in—hand with all the member states on board. after prime minister's —— by minister may‘s talk last night, that reports
of the deadlock between the eu and the uk have been exaggerated. while progress is not sufficient, it does not mean there is no progress at all. today the council has agreed to start internal discussions in relation to the framework for the future relationship and on transitional arrangements. it is clear that they should not be possible but by the new momentum given by the florence speech of prime minister theresa may. i would like to reassure our british friends that in our internal work we will ta ke that in our internal work we will take account of proposals presented. as the go see asians go on, we will continue to approach them positively and constructively. i hope we will be able to move to the second phase of our talks in december. finally, the result of our discussion last
night on turkey, we asked the commission to reflect on whether to cut and reorient accession funds. it was a substantive discussions. we wa nt to was a substantive discussions. we want to keep the door open to ankara, but the current reality in turkey is making this difficult. it was also stressed that turkey needs to respect all member states in its relations with the eu, including when it comes to the instrumentation of the existing customs union agreement will furthermore, we have listened to the raised by the president regarding turkey's actions in terms of the greek cypriots. thank you, mr president. translation: dear friends, ladies
and gentlemen. relatively brief. yesterday evening he got the opportunity to only ask about two questions. that is not something we wa nt to questions. that is not something we want to see to become a rule for press co nfe re nces want to see to become a rule for press conferences so i would like to be briefed to give you time for some more questions today. let me say this, during my address on the state of the union, i give the detailed programme of what we feel needs to be done. i've had a timetable to the heads of state, taking us from here to the european elections. this was a detailed, sophisticated programme which the president of the council submitted to the heads of government which we fully support because it reflects our own concerns, but also adds a number of concerns
specifically to donald. i attach a lot of importance to the summer together with the swedish prime minister we have taken the initiative to organise this summit in november, and i hope we will be able to agree on the european social agenda there with a minimum set for social rights. i am thankful to donald tusk for having organised on the 6th of november i euro council. i will be able to deal with all issues relevant to the eurozone. this is an initiative of the president of the european council in the light of the desire of the president of the commission to deepen economic and monetary union,
soiam deepen economic and monetary union, so i am grateful to him having taken this initiative. i will not say anything brighter because there isn't anything to say. 0n turkey, everything has been said. ijust wish to specify that subject to the judicious presidency of donald tusk, we have agreed to reflect and make proposals on a possible redirecting of pre—accession temp three. i said the of options on this and we have worked on these various options. we had a short period of time which allowed us to talk about international trade issues. that was
a debate which was introduced by the president of the republic. i remain attached to the idea that following the changes in the international scene, europe needs to react in a positive fashion to the requests we have had from around the world for various trade agreements. we will do that in full compliance with european standards and in the spirit of reciprocity as set out by the french president. we will do everything we can to conclude negotiations by the end of the year because it is important. the importance of... is often underestimated. that is perhaps the most important trade agreement and in terms of volume, i think a good
agreement is eight times more in size than our agreement with canada and four times greater than our agreement with japan. so we do need to work on this. we repeated yesterday evening and during the night that the commission does intend from nyon to publish its proposals for mandates. and the council will do the same wanted has adopted these mandates. it is no longer appropriate to have meetings are hanged closed doors. it is time i think for transparency. transparency will not prevent us how you ever from transparency will not prevent us how you everfrom negotiating towards these agreements ahead of us. together with president donald tusk,
because we have been given... we are glad that the spanish are recognising the realities. reopen the floor to questions. translation: a question for presidentjuncker login for on turkey. if these funds to go to turkey, where will they go to? was due impression that that this was the time to confront turkey and its leaders and see if they... 0r the time to confront turkey and its leaders and see if they... or do they believe that turkey can one day
become a member and do you think the situation is such that there is reason to believe that? 0n the first question... with the funds which are proposed, that should not go to turkey, could be used for other purposes. but... i just wanted to point out that when it comes to the funds we have for turkey in the budget, one third of that money is used for noble purposes, supporting civil society,
strengthening the rule of law. if we are talking about redirecting that aid, we are going to continue. and ifi aid, we are going to continue. and if i could just add something to this... what i have been told is that the european parliament, it is talking about putting a rather large amount of this aid into the budgetary reserve. it is better to ask the european parliament, the other budgetary arm exactly what the situation is. turkey succession, yesterday was very busy. thank you. second question. the gentleman, third row. mark. behind. thank you. good afternoon. question for mr
tusk. you said the reports about the deadlock in the negotiation work over the top. what michel barnier used the world deadlock three times. he made the wrong interpretation, or has theresa may said something that has theresa may said something that has changed the mood?” has theresa may said something that has changed the mood? i do not think that this is the best moment, the best place to discuss about rhetoric and answers. in fact, we are on the same line as michel barnier. totally. today, i feel same line as michel barnier. totally. today, ifeel this same line as michel barnier. totally. today, i feel this is over my obligation. i want to be able to be the positive motivator for the next five or six weeks, because our ambition is to achieve the final of the first phase in december. we
should be more positive and you can describe the moment in negotiations with different words. what is my feeling today? also during my meeting before our session, with prime minister theresa may, i feel that for sure, both sides present only good will. this is why in my rhetoric i am maybe more optimistic than michel barnier but we have different roles, michel barnier is responsible for negotiations, i am more responsible for a good atmosphere, and positive mood. this is the only difference.” atmosphere, and positive mood. this is the only difference. i would have used the world deadlock four times, not three. but probably he is correct. i wanted to say that having
had a look, as a professional one because with the british press you have got to be as professional as the british press is... i want to see that they're working assumption, ido see that they're working assumption, i do not know what that means! ? nobody was explaining what would be the consequences of a total no deal arrangement. i am the consequences of a total no deal arrangement. iam not the consequences of a total no deal arrangement. i am not in favour of no deal. i want to have a fair deal with britain. and we can move to the gentleman in the middle. hello. bbc news. a question for both of you. mr tusk. 0n the issue of citizen rights, you said not to grade differences between the sides at the moment, does that mean any movement on the issue of the european court ofjustice, and
on the issue of the european court of justice, and mr juncker, on the issue of the european court ofjustice, and mrjuncker, are you confident that theresa may has the political strength to sell a deal back to her party and parliament? as the conservative party, i cannot respond when it comes to that. i think that mrs may has what she needs to have the british people understanding the work we are achieving as a final result. yesterday and today, i discussed with prime minister theresa may about the more general atmosphere, not about details. of course, the department of the european court is not a detail, it is one of the most important things. this is for the negotiators over the next few weeks. what was important for myself and
theresa may, yesterday and today, was to get this atmosphere of trust and good will. i think we succeeded. thank you. possibly one last question. actually, it is more a comment. about what you have said, mrjuncker. i comment. about what you have said, mrjuncker. lam personally comment. about what you have said, mrjuncker. i am personally a little bit worried of nobody has explained to you what would happen in the case of ha rd to you what would happen in the case of hard brexit. i was thinking that the commission would have some scenarios that they had thought of, even in the most unpleasant outcome. if nobody has explained that to you, lama bit if nobody has explained that to you, i am a bit worried. and then, the issue of turkey. the second question. ijust want to have a clear view. you said everything has been set. i do not understand this.
ido been set. i do not understand this. i do not see how you can keep the deal on migration, if funds are redirected. it could be fair enough you gave more money to the opposition and civil society but thatis opposition and civil society but that is certainly going to antagonise president erdogan and the government. i do not see how you are going to pull it off. i am going to explain this in great detail. number one. when i said nobody has explained to me what no deal meant, what i was saying, was that no member of the united kingdom delegation has explained that to me. at the commission, and michel barnier along with us know perfectly well. but when the united kingdom, some people, pleading for the cause of no deal, nobody explains what
they mean. it is the british way of carrying out collective education, because nobody explained in the first place to the british people what brexit actually meant. and i should be quite clear, the commission, this is not to aim for a no deal scenario, we are doing everything we can to come up with a fair, just, balanced settlement with the united kingdom. the second point, i actually answer that question earlier. i said that one third of the pre accession aid to turkey, one third of the pre accession aid is money paid to organised civil society, those dealing with the rule of law, human
rights, children's rights in turkey band we will probably expand the amount of funds that we put in that direction. we cannot take funds from pre accession and give additional funds to refugees. we have honoured the agreement with turkey on refugees, three billion and six billion. 2.9 billion being strongly committed, and dispersed or so. 1 million the european union will respect commitments with turkey and turkey will respect that of course. this concludes the press conference. thank you. goodbye. have a good day. that was our very interesting news
conference. donald tusk began by saying that his impression of reports of deadlock in the brexit discussions have been exaggerated and although progress is not sufficient that does not mean no progress at all. and then the president of the european council said we want to reassure our british friends and we hope to be able to move to the second phase of talks, on trade post brexit in december. and then jean claude juncker on trade post brexit in december. and thenjean claudejuncker began to speak. he said briefly, nothing to speak. he said briefly, nothing to say. nothing to say on brexit. but he said some more during the question and answer session. he said nobody had explained to the british people in the first place brexit actually meant. and he did not know what no deal meant. it was surreal
at this point. a report said if nobody has explained that i am worried. a lot to analyse from that conference. but certainly from donald tusk, very positive reading of the summit from brussels, matching what theresa may said in her conference earlier. angela merkel has also been speaking to reporters at the summit in brussels. she was asked what the any political instability in the united kingdom is having an brexit negotiations.” have no reason to passjudgment on the political situation in great britain. theresa may is the british prime minister, she is here and has identified what the british government would like to see. as regards the clear definition of sufficient progress, i am not able to give you any details because that is left to the negotiations between the british and michel barnier. angela merkel there.
former presidents barack 0bama and george w bush have voiced concern about the current political climate in the us, in comments seen as thinly veiled criticism of donald trump. mr 0bama urged americans to reject the politics of "division" and "fear", while mr bush criticised "bullying and prejudice" in public life. gary 0'donoghue reports from richmond, virginia. president 0bama still knows how to draw a crowd. and they queued for hours to see him at virginia, backing the democratic candidate for governor in next month's election. if they were hoping for head on attacks on donald trump they were going to be disappointed. but the former occupant of the white house was artful to make much wider points. commenting a lot on politics lately.
but here's one thing i know... if you have to win a campaign by dividing people, you are not going to be able govern them. you will not be able to unite them later if that's how you start! not one mention of the current president by name, but talk of candidates pandering to the extreme and sewing divisiveness. at a time when our politics just seems so divided and so angry, nasty... it is whether we can recapture that spirit. whether we support and embrace somebody who wants to bring people together. yes we can! cheering. he may no longer be president but he is still by far and away the most popular democrat in the country. that is why they want him at campaign rallies like this. this audience knows that day by day
donald trump is trying to unpick ba rack 0bama's legacy. and that frightens them. the speech followed a much more full frontal attack on the current political situation by the former republican president george w bush. he talked about bigotry and falsehood threatening american democracy while celebrating immigration and arguing for a more open trade policy. discontent deepened and sharpened, brought us conflicts. bigotry seems emboldened, politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outrightt fabrication. the democrats' love affair with ba rack 0bama is still alive and well. but he is the past and they are going to need to find new leaders to fight new politics. as we've heard, eu leaders
are expected to confirm they're not ready to begin the second phase of brexit talks on the uk's future relationship with the eu. but what are the key sticking points and what can be done to reach a breakthrough? 0ur reality check correspondent chris morris is here to explain. what progress has been made, concrete progress? it is interesting. a lot of this is about tone. all of these leaders accentuate think the positive, saying that the deadlock has been exaggerated even though ministers have been talking about that behind—the—scenes. clearly a decision has been taken to try to get that tone better. hoping to get to the phase, in december when they can see that official progress has been made. we have got some quotations from the summit
conclusions. disappearing in front of you. disappearing in front of youm disappearing in front of you. it is about the future relationship. the transitional period. starting internal discussions. that means we are not going to talk to the british about this just yet but decide among ourselves. it is not good to take all that long to reach an agreement on what they think the transition will look like, basically an extension of the status quo. 0utside the european union political institutions are still part of the economical arrangements, institutions are still part of the economicalarrangements, part institutions are still part of the economical arrangements, part of that would mean accepting budget payments, freedom of movement and the role of the european court of justice. not exactly take it or leave it, but close. unpick it — and it gets complicated. what else has
the british government been saying about transition? it is clear it is not going to be easy to agree on its own. all sorts of questions about what transition could mean for our trade agreements with third countries, done within the eu. and ofa countries, done within the eu. and of a lot of work going to need to be done on transition. the government seems to be saying we do not want to be talking during a transition about anything else in the future. david davis was asked if he could give reassurance that there would not be a transition phase unless we have reached final agreement on the future relationship. this is what he said. two answers. number one, we will try to get the nature of the implementation phase agreed as soon as possible. so that businesses as somebody said, can take that into account. but he is right. such a transition back would only be completed when we have completed the
deal itself. it would not be very strong. no final deal before march 2019, he said no transition. a lot of people have looked at transition, to give two more years about talking about the future. david davis, and i think he has expressed an ever stronger wee than the british government has done before, this would put us at a massive disadvantage and the negotiating position would not be strong. he has said, still, we're going to have to get your free no agreement on all future issues pretty much over the next year. most of us think that is pretty much impossible. thank you very much. the headlines on bbc newsroom live: eu leaders agree to start preparing for trade talks with the uk. theresa may says she's optimistic about a good deal. a major study links pollution to the deaths of more than 50,000 people in the uk. it's claimed customers on three
of the uk's biggest mobile networks have continued to be charged for handsets they've already paid for. the oscar—winning actress, lupita nyong'o, has become the latest in a long line of women to accuse the hollywood producer, harvey weinstein, of sexual harassment. the star of twelve years a slave says her encounters with him began while she was a drama student. the director quentin tarantino, meanwhile, has admitted knowing for decades about his alleged misconduct. mr weinstein has denied all claims of non—consensual sex. tom donkin reports. as more allegations about harvey weinstein come to light, so too do the confessions from within hollywood's inner circle that much was known about his alleged misconduct towards women. "i knew enough to do more than i did" is what mr
weinstein's long—time collaborator and close friend quentin tarantino has told the new york times. the director, who worked with harvey weinstein on films such as pulp fiction and kill bill, has admitted he knew about allegations for decades. he says he's now ashamed he continued to work with the movie mogul. meanwhile, the actress lupita nyong'o is the latest star to come forward. before winning her 0scar for twelve years a slave in 2012, she accuses harvey weinstein of sexual harassment on at least two occasions. in an industry of comebacks and second chances, there is a consensus that while mr weinstein denies multiple claims against him there will be no chance of redemption. no. watershed moment. this is a sea change. i think his last name will become a noun and a verb. we've got to hear from everybody so we understand how vast and all encompassing this was. police in la say they're investigating fresh allegations
by an unnamed italian model who said she was assaulted by weinstein in a hotel room in 2013. an allegation recent enough that could lead prosecutors to take the film—maker to trial. video games technology has changed a lot in the last a0 years, as you can see from what we have in front of us here... that was written for somebody else! nothing here for me to demonstrate! i apologise. got to be honest! a new exhibition at the british science museum is looking at how the industry has evolved, and tim muffett has been playing some retro classics. sta m py stampy is a star, thanks to minecraft. he uploads games he's
played to youtube. and then offers advice. what is this right? it is incomprehensible? but joe was born in1990. incomprehensible? but joe was born in 1990. what does he make of this celebration? i was born in the middle of gaming history and it is only as i have got older i have become interested. this is an old console. how does this feel? i have never played any game since before the 90s. i have not worked out how to shoot! manic miner. long before your time. one of the fun things about these, you have to use your imagination and go into fantasy land a lot more than modern games, that
are so realistic. what do you make of this? it is actually fun. if you cannot go outside, i'd play this. what do you think of this? cannot go outside, i'd play this. what do you think of thi57m cannot go outside, i'd play this. what do you think of this? it is pretty simple. back then, they would have found this really exciting.” remember those days. welcome... these videos have been viewed more than 6 billion times. no disputing his impact, and the amount of time that children spend in front of a screen. this is something that i feel much more familiar with. people talk about the concerns with screen time. i think it was probably worse, back playing older games, because it was more of a solitary experience u nless was more of a solitary experience unless you had your brother, sister,
prince. 0ne unless you had your brother, sister, prince. one of the biggest changes that the gaming industry has had, is the ability to play online. it is the ability to play online. it is the community that it creates. somebody could be starting at a new school, and when they find out that somebody likes a game they like, millions of conversations. some people are worried that they can be contacted people are worried that they can be co nta cted by people are worried that they can be contacted by people who should not contacted by people who should not contact them. always, parental controls. but not every good to knows about them. that is when the risk happens. one of the last known letters to have been written on the titanic is being put up for auction this weekend and is expected to fetch up to £80,000. written by an american businessman on the day before the disaster in 1912, it is the only known letter on headed titanic paper to have fallen into the atlantic and survived. duncan kennedy reports. "wow, this boat is a giant in size and fitted up like a palatial hotel!"
the words of 0skar holverson from a letter he never sent. dated 13th april 1912, it was written the day before the titanic disaster. mr holverson was travelling with his wife mary. they were first—class passengers onboard the luxury liner and had been enjoying their voyage. "so far we've had good weather. "if all goes well, we will arrive in new york wednesday am". but mr holverson never did. he died with the 1,500 others. his body and the letter were later recovered. quite simply what we're talking about is the ultimate letter from the titanic. andrew aldridge is a world expert on titanic artefacts and says the letter is unique because... it's the only letter written on titanic stationery to actually have gone into the water, so it's bearing those scars from that immersion in the cold north atlantic. but it's notjust the letter being sold at this auction. this suitcase belonged to millvina dean, the youngest
survivor of the titanic tragedy and these keys belonged to sidney daniels, a first—class steward. these alone have a reserve price of between £50,000 and £60,000. the auction of all the titanic items takes place in wiltshire tomorrow. in a moment, the news at one with kate silverton. first the weather. hello. today it is going to be much quieter, and drier. what trouble at the atlantic, with storm brian. already, some rapid deepening. cloud arriving, and rain as well. but ahead of that, some drier conditions, still some cloud across
scotla nd conditions, still some cloud across scotland and northern and eastern england. some sunshine and more of that through the afternoon. 14—16. that is normal for this time of year. some room for northern ireland and the west of wales, heavy rain moving quickly eastwards. dawdles in the north—east of scotland. by then, their area of low pressure getting close. winds picking up. and we could get gusts of 40, 50 inland, but at the coast, possibly 60, 70. with those strong winds, rough seas, big waves. the risk of some coastal flooding. the biggest impact, coastal areas for the south and west of england and wales. this is just pa rt of england and wales. this is just part of the story. a lot of showers, long rain for western areas. poor day here. eventually, tracking
eastwards but temperatures of 13—16. windy and for many, wet. the centre of what is going to be left of the storm is weakening and pushing to the north sea on sunday. high pressure and that means still some more can one on sunday but hopefully fewer, lighter. the wettest for west of scotland. winds not as strong on sunday. 11, 12. at the beginning of next week, a lot of cloud on the scene, nothing particularly heavy, looking at 16, even though it is going to the cloudy in the south. and it is not going to be as windy, mild atlantic wind, cloud and rain, the best of any sunshine this time in the north. eu leaders agree to start preparing
for the next phase of brexit, focusing on trade. eu president donald tusk says he hopes formal talks could begin in december. the deadlock between the eu and the uk reports have been exaggerated. and while progress is not sufficient, it does not mean there is no progress at all. also speaking in brussels the prime minister says she is optimistic about what might be achieved. i am ambitious and positive for britain's future and for these negotiations, but i know we still have some way to go. but the so—called divorce bill remains a major
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