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good afternoon. theresa may's most senior minister has denied a claim that police found pornography on his computer during a raid on his office nine years ago. damian green, the first secretary of state, said the allegation made by a former police chief, bob quick, was completely untrue and a political smear. he strongly denied that pornography was found and said police had never reported this to him at the time. mr quick, a former assistant commissioner in the metropolitan police, has told the bbc he stands by the claim and is to take part in a whitehall inquiry into allegations against mr green. our political correspondent susana mendonca reports. the bad blood between the prime minister's deputy and this ex—police chief goes back a long way. eight yea rs chief goes back a long way. eight years ago, damian green's parliamentary offices were searched as part of an inquiry into home office lea ks during as part of an inquiry into home office leaks during which he was briefly arrested. that inquiry was led by the then metropolitan police assista nt led by the then metropolitan police assistant commissioner bob quick. today, this claim in a national
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newspaper that a computer in that office contained tornography. damian green's reply was: mrgreen mr green also said that the story had come from a tainted and u ntrustworthy had come from a tainted and untrustworthy source. he was referring to former assistant commissioner bob quick who has since told the bbc he stands by his account and he would give evidence tomorrow to a whitehall official investigating oral gayses against mr green. it is the latest twist in a scandal that's seen a series of claims of improper conduct and sexual harassment engulfing westminster. this senior backbench conservative says part of the problem is party systems are not set up problem is party systems are not set up to support potential victims. this is the bribe the whips office has. their primary role is to make sure government business gets through. they have these other roles which is the welfare of members of
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the parliament, westminster fair of oui’ the parliament, westminster fair of our staff. at the same time, they are trying to get government business through. there is a com plete business through. there is a complete contradiction. that has to stop. all the party leaders will get together tomorrow to discuss the prospect of a new system for reporting sexual harassment. the meeting tomorrow with the prime minister, we can talk about sanctions and whether if there's a case against an mp they are are suspended in the first instance or there's an investigation and they're says punneded. that need to be tran pa rent says punneded. that need to be tran parent and clear. what's clear is political parties across westminster have been tainted by recent allegations and they want to be seen to be doing something about it. susanna, attention will shift towards tomorrow's meeting of party leaders at westminster. what can we expect? we know all the parties want to do something about this. so we expect there to be some consensus really on what they finally decide upon. they are talking about having a grievance system for westminster asa a grievance system for westminster as a whole. unlike, if you work in a
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company you can go to hr if you're a victim of sexual harassment, that's not the case within westminster. there's no proper system in place. they're talking about starting a system of that nature. individually, the ba'ath parties have been taking their own action. for example, the conservatives have started a system where they have a hotline people can call. brought in a new code of conduct. labour looking at its systems and bringing in an independent person who can help victims. they are all taking action in their own individual ways. this is something that's affected all the parties, labour, conservatives, snp even, lots having allegations of this nature coming forward. they know it is really important to show people they are talking action. thank you. the former catalan leader carles puigdemont‘s turned himself into the bell yum police. a european arrest war represent was issued on friday.
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the meanwhile thousands of protesters gathered being held by the spanish authorities on charges including sedition and rebellion. our reporterjoins us from there now. what more do we know about the suggestion carles puigdemont‘ been arrested? in the last few minutes, it is understand he has handed himself in. i spoke to the brussels' prosecutors' office this morning. they said the papers appear in order so far in terms of legally looking at the european arrest warrant. the arrest will come any time. what happens from here is right now a press c0 nfe re nce happens from here is right now a press conference is going on in brussels to explain the procedure. the investigating judge will be brought in to look at this case. ca rles brought in to look at this case. carles puigdemont and the four other sacked ministers are wanted in connection with sedition, repelon and in this building behind mejust over a week ago in the catalan parliament was where the illegal independence was declared. they will
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be able to give an appeal. if that appeal is given, bear in mind, i spoke to carles puigdemont days ago, he said he doesn't believe he'll get afair he said he doesn't believe he'll get a fair trial. the justice system he saysis a fair trial. the justice system he says is too linked to the political system. that hasn't changed according to his lawyer. we expect him to appeal and he'll have another 15 days. once we've seen the arrest today of carles puigdemont, he will be in brussels fighting that is what we're told to fully expect. a believe last thought on what's happening in barcelona today? believe last thought on what's happening in barcelona today7m believe last thought on what's happening in barcelona today? it is interesting, suddenly we're seeing rallies. you and i have spoken before about the rally for independence, unity. this is is slight slay different. people met in the main university square today to plaster the whole city with posters calling for the release of political prisoners. it's brought together those not just supporting independence. they are the majority. also those supporting unity but don't believe the government's taken
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the right step, perhaps creating martyrs within this system. this is a smaller protest bringing a lot more people together. but developments in the past few minutes interesting from brussels. as we understand ca rles interesting from brussels. as we understand carles puigdemont‘s handed himself in and is being arrested. thank you. police in london have arrested a 16—year—old boy on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after two acid attacks last week. two delivery drivers on mopeds were sprayed with a corrosive substance in separate attacks in walthamstow and tottenham. a 14—year—old boy who was arrested on friday has been released under investigation. social media giants must do more to stop child sexual exploitation, the home secretary has said. new government figures show a rise in the number of indecent images of children being reported to the police. amber rudd says that companies have a moral duty to go further and faster in tackling abuse. technology firms say they're doing their utmost to keep young users safe. the royal college of psychiatrists says it's found that the number of unfilled consultant posts in england
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has doubled in the past four years. the college says the shortage is alarming, and it has led to increased waiting times and lower standards of care, as ben ando reports. good health, it's said, is a matter for both body and mind. but some with mental health difficulties are having to wait months to see a consultant psychiatrist. that, according to figures from the royal college of psychiatrists, is because in england one in ten of those jobs are not filled. it is a scandal that if you need to see a consultant psychiatrist you can't. if you had cancer you would see a cancer specialist quite quickly, within a couple of weeks. if you needed an operation you would see a surgeon. it's not right that people with mental health problems don't go to see a psychiatrist when they need one. in wales, the number of unfilled consultant psychiatric posts stands at 9%, in scotland it's marginally better at 6%, while in northern ireland, just 2% ofjobs are vacant. the department of health says it knows it needs more clinicians, especially in the light of an increase in demand for mental health services.
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that's why it's expanding doctors' training places by 25%. it says that's the largest single increase ever. but training a psychiatrist to consultant level takes over a decade. while mental illness is moving up the health agenda, it will be some time before the supply of psychiatrists can match the increasing demands. ben ando, bbc news. a typhoon which battered large parts of southern and central vietnam has left at least 27 people dead. high winds, caused by typhoon damrey, have left more than 40,000 homes damaged with no electricity and thousands of people have been made homeless. donald trump has arrived in asia — with a warning that no nation should underestimate america's resolve. the president's first stop on his tour, which is expected to be dominated by the crisis over north korea's nuclear programme, was an airbase near tokyo, where he addressed us and japanese troops. rupert wingfield—hayes reports now from tokyo. this contains some flash
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photography. under bright sunny skies, air force one touched down at yokota air base just outside tokyo. with a military band playing hail to the chief and a stage flanked by fighter jets, president trump was given a rock star welcome by 2,000 us troops stationed here in japan. and then, he got to don a military jacket. president trump could have landed at tokyo airport and been met by prime minister shinzo abe. it is significant that instead, for this first stop on his asian tour, he's chosen to land here at a us military base and to address us military personnel. got a lot of stuff coming. when he spoke, it was of america's overwhelming military might. and without naming the country directly, this veiled threat to north korea's dictator kim jong—un.
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no—one, no dictator, no regime and no nation, should underestimate ever american resolve. every once in a while in the past, they underestimated us. it was not pleasant for them, was it? it was not pleasant. minutes later, marine one whisked the president to another of his favourite places, a golf course. there waiting to welcome him, prime minister shinzo abe. these two are now such close friends, mr abe had special hats made up for the occasion. "donald and shinzo" it reads, "make alliance even greater". not the most catchy slogan but you get the point. then it was time to hit the fairway. mr abe's deliberately cast himself as donald trump's number one friend in asia. and, today, he got his pay—off.
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president trump lavished praise on him and japan calling it a treasured partner and crucial ally. on monday, the us president will fulfil another long held ambition, an official welcome from japan's emperor. rupert wingfield—hayes, bbc news, in tokyo. you can see more on all of today's stories on the bbc news channel. including the developments on the news that charles puigdemont‘s a p pa re ntly news that charles puigdemont‘s apparently handed himself into the police in belgium. the next news on bbc one is at 5.35pm. bye for now. you're watching the bbc news channel with shaun ley. let's return to our main story — and the continuing allegations of sexual harassment
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and inappropriate behaviour. this afternoonjeremy corbyn has been addressing the scandal in westminster at labour's north—west regional conference in blackpool. he told delegates that his party is not afraid to turn the spotlight on itself: everybody must be genuinely listened to, because abuse of power often hide in plain sight. we know it's there — especially those who experience it every day — but as a society, too often we don't challenge it. change happens when, led by those who suffer from abusive power, we collectively stand up and say, no more. so, faced with the ongoing revelations about sexual harassment, we must make this a turning point and a moment of real change. we must say, no more. we must no longer allow women, or anyone else for that matter, to be abused in the workplace or anywhere else. this is not about peering
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into some dark recesses. this kind of abuse, sexism and misogyny, has been hiding in plain sight. it is all around us. it is, sadly, in our schools and universities, it is in our businesses and workplaces, in our newspapers and on our tv screens, and yes, it is in the corridors of power. that must change. applause it is not enough to say, this is wrong, then only tinker with procedures. how we respond to this moment will shape the way we live our lives. we need to make a fundamental shift in the balance of power and transform the way our society works. labour is committed notjust to challenging a warped and degrading culture
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in westminster, and across society, but to overturning it. this week we appointed a leading barrister to investigate if and how the party got it so painfully wrong in the case of bex bailey. we are not afraid to turn the spotlight on ourselves. and we are now appointing an independent organisation to offer confidential advice and support to anyone affected by sexual harassment in our party, an additional first step for reporting complaints and to guide and support complainants through our procedures. jeremy corbyn, speaking to the labour party in the north—west of england. the catalan leader, carles
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puigdemont, has handed himself into belgian police. an international arrest warrant was issued for him on friday. in the last few minutes, a spokesman for the brussels public prosecutor has revealed that five people in all have handed themselves in to the belgian authorities. let's hear from in to the belgian authorities. let's hearfrom a spokesperson in to the belgian authorities. let's hear from a spokesperson for the brussels prosecutor. the five person who have been served by the spanish authorities presented themselves at the federal police brussels. they we re the federal police brussels. they were taken into custody at 9:17am today. in the presence of their lawyers, they were officially notified of their european arrest warrant is. —— warrants. the prosecutor's office will seek to execute the arrest warrants. refusal
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to execute the european arrest,... this afternoon, the persons involved will be heard by the investigative judge in this building. the investigative judge has to decide within 2a hours, which means that a decision has to be made no later than 9:17am tomorrow. a spokesman for the belgian public prosecutor's office. let's cross the barcelona and our correspondent gavin lee. we have official confirmation now. this is an important development. yeah, i spoke to the prosecutor's office just before the press conference, and they said no comment. what we
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now know from the brussels prosecutor is that at 17 minutes past nine this morning, carles puigdemont and the other four ministers handed themselves into the main police station in brussels. they were arrested. there is a 24—hour period in which an investigating judge, they will sit before thejudge, investigating judge, they will sit before the judge, and they will declare whether or not they think there should be an appeal. the warrant relates to allegations of rebellion and embezzlement in spain. the charges carry a maximum 30 year jail term. i asked carles puigdemont is why he was in belgium and how long he thinks he will be there. he cited the fact that belgium is number 20 cited the fact that belgium is number20 ina cited the fact that belgium is number 20 in a league ofjudicial independence worldwide and spain is number48, and his independence worldwide and spain is number a8, and his lawyer said that they will be appealing this decision
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because they believe they will not get a because they believe they will not getafair because they believe they will not get a fair trial. we can expect that thejudge will sit at get a fair trial. we can expect that the judge will sit at exactly the same time tomorrow morning and give a decision about whether carles puigdemont and the other four ministers are kept in custody or whether there will be freed on bail. there will be a 15 day period from then in which the appeal will run out and they can extend it in extraordinary circumstances, or they can go back to madrid. we can expect a long, drawn out process for extradition for carles puigdemont. we were talking yesterday to a former senior prosecutor at the cps who said he doesn't think it's necessarily a done deal that this extradition would go ahead, notjust because of carles puigdemont‘s objections and those of the other former ministers but because crimes like rebellion and sedition are not necessarily considered as having
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equivalence in belgium, from where he would be deported, so there is an issue of whether they would be a cce pta ble issue of whether they would be acceptable to the belgians. a good point. the building behind me, the parliament here in catalonia, just over a week ago, carles puigdemont and those separate list ministers declared unilateral independence. i was in the square that night, big celebrations, and now were very different mood. if you look at what is going on — sedition and rebellion, neitherfeature on is going on — sedition and rebellion, neither feature on a list of guidelines referring to the european arrest warrant. there are elections due on the 21st of december. there has been talk that ca rles december. there has been talk that carles puigdemont would still be in brussels on the 21st of december.
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there is a suggestion that there could be a coalition of parties presenting a referendum ticket in that election. there is lots of complicated manoeuvring to go. we are seeing the first step today with this arrest. gavin lee in barcelona, thank you very much. the heir to the throne in saudi arabia has overseen a major purge in the country's leadership. ii princes, four current ministers and dozens of former ministers have been detained. crown prince mohammed bin salman is the head of a newly—established anti—corruption committee — and he appears to have sidelined a number of powerful figures. our security correspondent frank gardner reports. saudi arabia has been shaken by two shocks within hours of each other. first, missiles werefired by rebels in yemen. they reportedly reached the capital riyadh before they were shot down. this is a big step, they are using ballistic missiles,
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long—range missiles, likely from iran to put pressure on the saudi arabian government which has been bombarding yemen for several years now. next in an unrelated move came the news that several prominent princes including serving ministers had been detained in a sweeping anti—corruption purge led by the crown prince mohammed bin salman. the heir to the throne has been moving fast to consolidate his growing power while spearheading a modern reform programme. this move will now give him nominal control of all the country's security forces but at the same time the removal from office of several well known figures is sure to upset some more conservative elements. saudi arabia is a deeply tribal society and not used to sudden change. it's currently conducting a war in yemen, another against so—called islamic state and a boycott of qatar. what is clear is that the mohammed bin salman regime is struggling very much. he's trying to consolidate power
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and this attack on the capital is an embarrassment, to say the least. these are risky times in the desert kingdom. frank gardner, bbc news. some tv companies based in britain may have to move overseas in the event of a so—called hard brexit. that's the view of the commercial broadcasters association, which represents international media networks such as disney and discovery. here's our business correspondent, joe lynam. eurosports, the discovery channel and disney tv are some of the world's most popular channels and they all have their european headquarters in london, allowing them to broadcast over the eu. but their place could be jeopardised if britain quits the eu without a comprehensive trade deal. broadcasters say they can only wait a few more months before being forced to move thousands ofjobs to other eu countries. we estimate that nearly one in four
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jobs in the uk broadcasting centre ——jobs in the uk broadcasting sector works exclusively or in part on international channels. on top of that you have well over half a billion a year investment going in wages, overheads and all the technology that it takes to get a channel on to air. there are 2,300 tv channels in the eu of which 1100 are based in the uk. of those, 650 are aimed exclusively at eu audiences. the broadcasting watchdog ofcom says brexit is the single biggest issue facing the industry, and the government said it was working to get the right deal for a sector which makes an important contribution to our thriving creative industries. joe lynam, bbc news. the hollywood actress, michelle pfeiffer, has spoken for the first time about the sexual abuse scandal in hollywood. a series of revelations have followed the publication of allegations against the film producer, harvey weinstein. joining british actress olivia coleman on the andrew marr show,
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michelle pfeiffer said many women in the industry were now talking about the issue: i have had some experiences, i have to say, since this all came out. there really hasn't been one woman i have talked to who hasn't had an experience, and it goes to show you how systemic the problem is. i know i'm having conversations with women i've known my whole life and we've never discussed this, and it's coming out. do you think this will change the atmosphere for younger women coming into the industry, that men will think? i think all the men are thinking. there is a lot of reflection going on with men and women. you know, i was actually thinking myself, thinking back, and thinking, well, you know... where is that line between, i got hit on, and i was inappropriately, you know...? is it about power, basically? well, i think that when you're in a position of power
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and in a position to intimidate someone, i think that it becomes... the cases were young women in their 205. it seems like it is women in their 20s. they are younger and purposely targeted. time for a look at the weather. it is looking pretty mixed, just as the weekend has been. think of all the weekend has been. think of all the things that have been thrown at us so the things that have been thrown at us so far — wet weather, cloudy weather, bright but cold weather today. this is the scene from one of oui’ today. this is the scene from one of our weather watchers in argyll & bute. some beautiful sunshine around, and snow over high ground. through the day, many of us have had
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the dry weather and sunshine, but some showers drifting in the western in north—eastern areas. through the afternoon, showers fade away and we will see more dry and bright weather with spells of sunshine. temperatures of 7—10dc. it will get cold quickly this evening. three celsius in inverness, for celsius in glasgow. still the possibility of the odd showerfor glasgow. still the possibility of the odd shower for northern ireland, the odd shower for northern ireland, the isle of man, west wales. temperatures of 7—9dc in the far south and south—west. for central and eastern areas, you will keep the clear skies. close to freezing in towns and cities, down to minus six celsius in rural areas. there is an
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approaching frontal system which will tend to increase the cloud from the west during the day on monday. it will take a while for this rain to move in. it only gets in across the north west of scotland as we go through the day on monday. more clout in western areas elsewhere. in the east, a cold and frosty start. temperatures will struggle in the east. nine celsius in norwich. temperatures coming up in the west is that front approaches. the front will bring strong winds as it squashes its way in on monday night. it will bring rain erratically towards the east. the cold air is will turn some of the rain to snow. outbreaks of rain become light and patchy as they move east. wednesday and thursday, the changes continue. wednesday should be a nice looking
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day after a cold and frosty start. thursday will bring rain southland eastwards —— south and eastwards. more details on the website. hello, this is bbc news with shaun ley. the headlines at 1:30pm. theresa may's most senior minister, damien green, slams allegations that police found pornography on his computer during a raid on his westminster office nearly a decade ago as "completely untrue" and a "political smear". the former catalan leader carles puigdemont hands himself in to police in belgium. he's wanted in spain where he's accused of sedition after catalonia declared independence against the wishes of madrid. a "frankly alarming" shortage of psychiatrists means patients can be left waiting months for treatment, according to the royal college of psychiatrists. president trump has begun his tour of asia touching down in tokyo today. he told a crowd of us and japanese troops that no nation should underestimate american resolve.
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and michelle pfeiffer talks to the bbc of her hopes of a culture change in hollywood following the harvey weinstein scandal. now on bbc news, it's time for the sport. in today's early premier league kick—off, tottenham are leading i—0 against bottom—of—the—table crystal palace... palace had just missed an open goal through wilfried zaha before heung min son curled one into the far corner, putting spurs in front. tottenham are without hugo lloris and dele alli through injury, and can go second with a win — at least until manchester united play later. and there are a couple of huge fixtures this afternoon — manchester city could extend their lead at the top of the table — they play arsenal, and later its chelsea
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against manchester united — a return to stamford bridge forjose mourinho: when i walk in the street in london, and just a normal guy. when i go to stamford bridge and i sit in that dugout on the right side of the tunnel, i am the manager of their opponent, so i accept... i accept every possible reaction with the utmost respect. there are also nine more fa cup ist round fixtures to be played this afternoon.


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