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time for a look at the weather, here's sarah keith—lucas. many people have been crossing their fingers for a bit of rain over the last few weeks and some people are getting it this afternoon. we have hit and miss heavy downpours but not everywhere is seeing the rain. this is the picture in devon, beautiful blue skies there. if we head towards the east coast of england, a different picture. there's been more cloud around in suffolk through the course of the morning. that cloud is now thinning and breaking up. the satellite image shows the extent of the cloud across the country. it also shows the radar here, so heavy showers have been forming across parts of wales, central england, northern england as well as into southern scotland and we're going to continue to see this zone of hit and miss heavy showers and some thunderstorms through the central slice of the country, from southern scotla nd slice of the country, from southern scotland towards somerset could catch those sharp showers. sunshine elsewhere lifting temperatures to around 27 in the warmest spots in the south—east, cooler further
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north—west. into the evening this zone of heavy hit and miss showers d rifts zone of heavy hit and miss showers drifts further eastwards and the ground is very hard so there could be some localised standing surface water. but the showers ease away overnight so things become dry. it's turning quite warm and muggy, so 14-15 is turning quite warm and muggy, so 14—15 is the overnight low for many others. that sets us up for the weekend. for some places again there's a chance of a little bit of rain particularly in the far north—west. still some strong sunshine and those temperatures are going to be on the up, really hotting up this weekend. this is saturday, england and wales keep the sunshine all day, scotland and northern ireland clouding overfrom the west, the best of the sunshine in the east. a few spots of rain in the far north—west, most other areas staying dry. 22—28 for most of us, a small chance of a shower across eastern england. by sunday we've got x tropical storm harvey chris sitting near iceland, that will draw in this south—westerly flow of air
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and warming things up through the day on sunday, so you've got the return to the red colours on the map as we move through sunday, 31 degrees or so in the warmest spots. the week weather front associated with that tropical storms bring in more cloud to scotland and northern ireland with a few spots of rain. england and wales hot, dry and sunny. temperatures up to around 30-31 sunny. temperatures up to around 30—31 also in the south—east, 21—22 further north—west. into next week, after the warm, dry start, things will gradually turn a little bit fresher and for some of us the chance of a bit of rain later on next week. it looks like it's going to bea next week. it looks like it's going to be a hot and dry day on sunday for the men's wimbledon final. a reminder of our top story this lunchtime. just hours after his humiliating attack on theresa may's brexit plans president trump insists his relationship with theresa may is very, very strong. we had a dinner where i think we probably never
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developed a better relationship than last night. we spoke for an hour, an hour and last night. we spoke for an hour, an hourand a last night. we spoke for an hour, an hour and a half and it was really something. that's it so i was saying earlier that we were here two wants to go for the walk around. prince harry and prince william were here and we were rating the arrival of meghan markle, now the duchess of sussex. she didn't invite donald trump to her wedding. in fact she has had some fairly strong thought about this president. he is on the in invite list today. this very much is what he wants people to see back at home. i think more than any other people is what he really wants is the meeting with the queen. i suspect he really does respect the queen. he wants the optics around that. everyone watching him arrive at windsor castle and leave. it is really quite grand was not quite
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extraordinary that he would have inserted himself into the number one was politically sensitive topic in this country on the eve of arriving here at windsor. into the politics of brexit, taking a hard line on trade. that is what he will be discussing with the prime minister at chequers today. we will have to wait and see what they say. he a lwa ys wait and see what they say. he always talks about his mother and what she would have made of him. she emigrated from the uk in the 1940s and married fred trump who bore him five children and he of course went on to take over the trump business. given that there is that affinity with the uk and the talks very fondly about the uk, is why he wants brexit or is it really something to do with his america first policy? the one thing donald trump has been
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endlessly consistent about long before he campaigned to be president of the usa is his views on trade. he likes to work bilaterally with countries it is tough to get the best deal for america if you have to work with a collection of countries all the same time. inevitably you make a number compromises. if you can “— make a number compromises. if you can —— if he can work directly with the uk then he has a much stronger hand to play. ecc current white paper, the soft brexit, as a loss. he has made that very clear in his comments in the sun. he is also speaking to his base. he is running up speaking to his base. he is running up to mid—term elections in the united states. he is speaking to a certain segment of the british population which he hasn't been a will to meet but he is interacting with them through the sun. it was a very specific choice. he likes the people, he likes that interaction and he likes to sow division wherever he goes. that was his
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opportunity. it doesn't mean he doesn't have an affinity with the uk. i'm just doesn't have an affinity with the uk. i'mjust going doesn't have an affinity with the uk. i'm just going to bring in some live pictures from chequers. we're awaiting his press conference between donald trump and the prime minister. that is the view that the press corps have at the moment out there in the gardens. you can see there in the gardens. you can see the flags which are been set out on the flags which are been set out on the lawn. they went at 6am in the morning. none of them want to miss this event, especially after those explosive comments in the sun newspaper. as we look at these pictures, i think that this is a president who only react well to very strong leaders. years have favourable things to say about kim jong—il, president putin and he doesn't like weakness so he beat up on theresa may and an angela merkel
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at the time when she has had problems in her country. he has took a very strong line on germany. he doesn't like weakness. he has an affinity for strong leaders. it certainly seems that way. what does it really generate ? certainly seems that way. what does it really generate? this positive relationship with putin, who we're certainly looking forward to meeting, it is doubtful he would fit the uk and if he did not have that forward to. he has followed the uk in the response to the chemical attacks in salisbury. he has been right behind theresa may. he expelled 60 russian diplomats and the us. eve action that... it is not clear what is happening in north
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korea. any number of dimensions. so you don't see a clear strategy? this isa you don't see a clear strategy? this is a transactional president who makes decisions the wake he sees it ona hunch? makes decisions the wake he sees it on a hunch? there is a transactional resident for sure. he does have two strategies. one is that he wants to work bilaterally because he can get a strong deal of things at the cannes for the united states. the second is that he believes very much in his america first message and it is that part of the message which is being delivered to the american people which is that american has been taking damage for far too long, footed the bill of european security and that they have had an unfair deal on trade. he wants to see those things be negotiated. those lines are not new. it doesn't like multilateral trade deals. he pulled the us out of the partnership. he spent the last several weeks stoking
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the fires of transatlantic trade, launching a trade war. by the uk this is at the top of the agenda, this is at the top of the agenda, this question of the future of the uk us trade and it is not looking bright. we are looking at the beautiful gardens of chequers where the awaiting for eight press conference. there is a swimming pool in the grounds. many presidents have been through the grounds of chequers but i am not sure they will have encountered a meeting such as the one they have had to day, or certainly the preamble to it. when we talk about the eu, it is in a fairly fragile state at the moment. we got a number of governments that have been elected because of the immigration problems on the continent. if he is continually pulling at the phrase, i am trying to lure away one of her former biggest partners, does that make it
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more unstable? it certainly moves things not in a positive direction. how much influence does this american president have on the eu? it is not entirely clear but if you get it again that interview in the sun, he really went after immigration as being a key issue. it took a tough line. he said europe pass to control its borders, isn't doing well on immigration. he singled the uk alt on immigration. he singled the uk after mr mentioned. he is trying to continue with to pursue a an inflammatory rhetoric, unite people around the issue of immigration which has been the most difficult issue across the eu and in the uk. he is a bit out of sync with the uk people. the british public has become much more onside with immigration. he has recognised the —— it has recognised the need
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for integration in certain sectors. attitudes towards immigration have changed quite considerably in the la st changed quite considerably in the last 12 to 15 months sol changed quite considerably in the last 12 to 15 months so i think the president doesn't actually have a good grasp of what is going on in the uk. here we are again, similar to where we were at the g—7 where the president criticises his allies and then flies off i meet someone who has been ostracised by the global community, kim. they wonder how that looks after ruffling the feathers of his closest allies?m is very difficult. this is one of the top agendas, trade and russia. it will be very interesting to see what comes of that. to raise a is very concerned that the president, as are the best of her nato partners, that the prison and
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continue to recognise the threat that europeans feel with respect to russia. that the not make any deals that have been discussed with america's nato partners. there is a real concern that they might say things off the cost... particularly with this country. someone has now died from a novichok attack in salisbury. that is right. the us has been right behind the uk in terms of a response to that but nonetheless there is is broader question of what he will say when he meets the man who has had such a strong interest in personally developing his relationship. that is another thing that has been remarkably consistent oi'i that has been remarkably consistent on the part of the president, a president that is inconsistent. we have spent the last 18 months talking about how we is predictable. when it comes to putin he is not. that has worried theresa may and
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nato's partners. they are waiting patiently for the two leaders to arrive. the fact is behind the rostru m arrive. the fact is behind the rostrum there. we have to watch in this next 30 minutes is the reaction of the prime minister and away she responds the questions she will inevitably get about the comments in the sun newspaper. she would have known when she invited him here that it came with a certain amount of risk. surely she didn't anticipate this? i think theresa may has been remarkably unflappable and will be more interesting in many ways to watch will be the president. the president has not been unflappable. theresa may on her first visit to washington, it wasn't industry easy
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—— tremendously easy. the us announced the travel ban. it was a tremendously difficult time. but she knows what she is dealing with and has done a remarkably good job at managing this trip. it was a very well scripted trip. i doubt that she anticipated that he would give an interview to their sun of all places and make the conceded about boris johnson. partly they didn't have much forewarning of that interview although presumably blenheim palace last night she was being briefed by her closest aides that his comments we re her closest aides that his comments were there in the sun. we now go to parliament square in westminster. this is the location they have been flying at enormous trump baby blimp that was allowed to go ahead by
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sadiq khan, the maher of london. how many people turned up today? let me first of all drop our viewers's attention at this perfect moment. write about the other side of parliament square from where i am with perfect timing you can see a mini version of the trump blimp being carried at the front of the bring the noise protest made up of many different women's groups and other organisations and that is just coming down whitehall and just reaching parliament square. it was here in parliament square earlier today. the trump baby bloom. the full—size one was floated peaking just be on the tree tops behind me and attracting, as you can imagine,
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and attracting, as you can imagine, a lot of attention. the organisers of that protest who i spoke to earlier, and he said there was a fine tradition in the uk of protest. he said that insult was the sort of language that the president trump understood and that was in response to those who said that putting this walloon in parliament square was an insult to the president of the united states. this bring the noise march, together against trump march that will gather in trafalgar square later, these are a coalition of groups coming together to object to the president's visit to the uk. you may remember back early last year there was a petition signed by more than1.8 there was a petition signed by more than 1.8 million people which led to a debate in parliament questioning
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whether an invite to donald trump to the uk should be withdrawn. in the end donald trump decided not to come. but he is here and the protesters are making their objections clear, although the president himself is well away from any of these scenes of protest. nonetheless, talking to some of those involved in these matches today, some of the organisers are telling me that they believe this is an important moment to make their voices heard for their message to be broadcast by international media on social media, especially over in the united states. hopefully you can still see these images of the bring the noise marchers reaching parliament square. it was pretty quiet this morning when the large version of the trump baby blimp was
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floated. but they are bringing the noise now to parliament square, the heart of british democracy. of course it was the maher of london, said it can't, who gave permission for the trump blimp to be floated, to be flown. really a war of words has gone on between him and donald trump. today with donald trump again criticising sadik khan over his handling of terrorism and said it can't responding, saying donald trump asked to explain why he is singling me out as may of this city for this sort of criticism. the protests are very peaceful so far. the protest on the left and on the
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bike the more genteel surroundings of checkers. last night there was a big protest at the gates of blenheim palace and in fact they brought a different route into the palace so that the president didn't see the protest. he consumes like television so no doubt when he goes back to the us ambassador's resident in about one hour's time he will turn on the television and may well see some of these protest. as any to say is, they don't care that he can see it live as long as he is under the oppression that these protests are going on, that will do for them. on the bright that is the picture at chequers. that is the press call sitting just in front of the two flags. the american stars & stripes and the union jack flags. the american stars & stripes and the unionjack in front of the rostru m. and the unionjack in front of the rostrum. we are expecting the two leaders to arrive in a minute. we have had a two minute warning. let's
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just pick up again with leslie. as i said, leslie, the realfocus is how the prime minister is going to react to all of this because there was some damage limitation from the american side today. there was a statement that said he didn't see anything bad. they began this morning reaffirming that donald trump and theresa may have a close relationship. i am sure we're going to see more of that. we will probably see a nod to close cooperation on trade, on russia, on iran, on all sorts of things that i am not sure that anyone will be persuaded or convinced. believe the key thing will be remaining strong and looking strong next to an american president who many see as a bully. it could play well for her. there are remainder is calling in to
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local radio stations today saying, how dare he. any kind you intervene in domestic politics in this way, even as it president of the united states, there is inevitably a backlash that comes your way. the two lea d e rs backlash that comes your way. the two leaders are walking to the rostru m two leaders are walking to the rostrum and we are about to hear the comments and what they were discussing. security and defence we re discussing. security and defence were the focal points of those discussions. we wonder whether theresa may's site prompted this conference to go ahead. in light of what was in the sun newspaper. what isa what was in the sun newspaper. what is a focus for a lot of people is the relationship between them. you see them from time to time holding hands. he is not giving herfull response. talking so fondly about borisjohnson who is her nemesis can't have helped. i am pleased to
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welcome the president of the united states to chequers today on his first official visit to the united kingdom. noakes two countries do more together than ours to keep their people safe and prosperous. we wa nt their people safe and prosperous. we want to deepen the cooperation even further to meet the shared challenges we face now and in the years ahead. this morning president trump andl years ahead. this morning president trump and i visited sandhurst where we saw a trump and i visited sandhurst where we saw a demonstration ofjoint working between british and american special forces. just one example of what is today the broadest, deepest and most advanced security cooperation of any to countries in the world. whether it is our pilots declaring the use of chemical weapons in syria or defeating isis, our soldiers at the forefront of presence in europe, our neighbours enforcing sanctions on north korea or our unparalleled intelligence sharing partnership is thwarting
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attacks, our security cooperation is saving lives here, in britain and right across the world. that partnership is set to grow with our armies integrate into a—level unmatched anywhere and the uk is set to spend £24 billion on us equipment and support over the next decade. today we have also discussed how we can deepen our work together to respond to have aligned state activity, terrorism and serious crime, in particular on russia i thanked president trump for his support in responding to the appalling news after which he expelled 60 russian intelligence officers. i welcome expelled 60 russian intelligence officers. iwelcome his expelled 60 russian intelligence officers. i welcome his meeting with resident who did on monday. we agreed it is important to engage 2—mac engage russia and continue to bicker all efforts to undermine our democracies. turning to our economic cooperation, with mutual investment
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over $1 trillion, we want to go further. we agreed that fuzzy uk leaves the eu we will pursue a ambitious agreement. the chequers agreement provides the platform for donald and me to agree an ambitious deal that works for both countries right across our economies. a deal that builds on the uk's independent trade policy, reducing tariffs, delivering a gold standard and as two of the world's most advanced economies, seizing the opportunity of new technology. this will enhance our economic cooperation, creating newjobs for our people for generations to come. the uk us relationship is also defined by the role we play on the world stage. doing this means making tough calls and sometimes been prepared to say things that others might not rather here. from the outset president trump has been clear about how he sees the challenges we face and on many we agree. for example, the need
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to deal with a long—standing nuclear threat where the agreement in singapore has set in train the prospect of denuclearisation. the need to address eg stabilising influence of iran in the middle east where today we discussed what more we can do to push back against iran and reduce humanitarian suffering. the need for nato allies to increase their defence spending and capability on which we sought significant increases in yesterday's summit. this includes afghanistan, where this week i announced a further uplift of 440 uk troops come an ongoing commitment to a mission that began as nato's only use of article five. finally let me say this about the wider transatlantic relationship. it is all of our responsibility to ensure that transatlantic unity endures because it has been fundamental to the
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protection of our interests for generations. with us leadership at its foundation, it's beating heart remains our democratic values and our commitment to justice. those values are something that we in the uk will always cherish as i know the us will too. it is the strength of these values and the common interest they create that we see across the breadth of our societies in north america and europe. that is why i am confident that this transatlantic alliance will continue to be the bedrock of our shared security and prosperity for years to come. mr president. thank you. prime minister, thank you very much it is my true honour tojoin minister, thank you very much it is my true honour to join you at this remarkable setting. a truly magnificent place. as we celebrate the special relationship between our two countries on behalf of the american people i want to thank you for your very gracious hospitality. thank you very much, theresa may. last night blarney and i were
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delighted tojoin last night blarney and i were delighted to join you for dinner at the magnificent blenheim palace. it was a wonderful and memorable evening we will not soon forget. it was something very special. today it isa was something very special. today it is a true privilege to visit historic chequers that i have heard so much about and read so much about growing up in history class and to continue our conversation which has really proceeded along rapidly and well over the last few days. for generations our predecessors have gathered here to strengthen a bond thatis gathered here to strengthen a bond that is like no other. the relationship between our two nations is indispensable to the cause of liberty, justice and peace. the united kingdom and the united states are bound together by a common historic heritage, language and he rose. the traditions and freedoms and the true rule of law were our shared gift to the world. they are
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now our priceless inheritance to a civilisation. we must never cease to be united in their defence and in there be new will. before our dinner last night melania trump and i joined prime minister may, mr may and the duke and duchess of marlborough for a tour of the winston churchill exhibit at blenheim palace. it was something very special. it was from right here at chequers that prime minister churchill phoned president roosevelt after pearl harbor in that horrific war where people shed their blood alongside one another in defence of home and freedom. together we achieved a really special, magnificent victory and it was a total victory. by minister theresa may and i havejust total victory. by minister theresa may and i have just come from a very productive note the magnetic summit.
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my productive note the magnetic summit. my top priority was getting other nato members to pay their share of the prime minister was right there with me. i want to thank u, prime minister, for the united kingdom's contribution to our common defence. the uk is one of the handful of nations, five out of 29, not good but it is going to get better and really fast, in addition to the united states meeting the 2% gdp minimum defence spending commitment. during the summit i make clear all nato allies must honour their obligations and i am pleased to report that we have received substantial commitments from members to increase their defence spending and to do so in a much more timely manner. in our meetings today the prime minister and i discussed a range of shared priorities, including stopping nuclear
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