this is bbc world news i'm tim willcox. our top stories... wade and handed the detonator to brussels. i am live here at the tuc conference in manchester as they call for the public to be the ones with the final say on the brexit deal. high drama at the us open as serena williams loses her cool. and the final. and north korea stages a huge military display to celebrate its 70th anniversary. the country's long—range missiles weren't part of the display of power. voting is under way in the swedish general election. the anti—immigration party expected to make large gains. and sirmo farah wins expected to make large gains. and sir mo farah wins the great north run for sir mo farah wins the great north runfora sir mo farah wins the great north run for a record—breaking fifth consecutive time. can you's
competitor wins the women's race. one of the most disgusting moment in british politics. helen catt borisjohnson is a man usually at home in the spotlight, but with divisions over brexit and his own leadership ambitions, the former foreign secretary may have had more than just the cricket on his mind on a trip to the oval yesterday. and he appeared to get a mixed reception.
borisjohnson has rarely been out of the headlines this week. this morning, there were further allegations about his personal life. but mrjohnson chose to use an article in the mail on sunday to drop his own bombshell. he claimed that through a backstop proposalfor the irish border, we had opened ourselves to the perpetual political blackmail. we have wrapped a suicide vest around the british constitution and handed the detonator to michel barnier. the former foreign secretary's language brought a furious response from a minister he worked alongside until mrjohnson‘s resignation in july. siralan duncan said, for boris to say that the pm's view is like that of a suicide bomber is too much. this marks one of the most disgusting moments in modern british politics. some of his former cabinet colleagues, though, have stopped short of criticising the man, focusing instead on his tone. i think there are much better ways to articulate your differences, and i think it's a reminder for all of us in public policy, whatever political party we represent, to use measured language.
i think that's what the public wants to see. supporters of borisjohnson have defended what he said. i think boris says it as he sees it and i think it's how a lot of people see it but very few dare to call it. he speaks the truth to power and i am not surprised they resent that and there's a backlash. boris johnson's star status in the party has been based on his ability to appeal to voters that other tories simply do not. the real test will be not how his comments are perceived in westminster, but beyond. i have been speaking to in ireland. i asked in ireland. iasked him in ireland. i asked him for his response to mrjohnson‘s comments. here in belfast, the majority of people would see the comments as being foolish and dangerous, when we say they are foolish, borisjohnson seems determined to attack the concept
and the guarantee indeed by the british government of a backstop here in the north of ireland. that is post brexit and we wish the british well with brexit, but we voted to remain and the agreement with the eu 27 and mrs may has been that we will remain in the customs union, we will remain largely in the single market and we will defend the good friday agreement to avoid a hard border in ireland. mrjohnson this morning disparages, disregards that guarantee and in that he is foolish, because the eu of course regard the peace process here as a crowning achievement of the eu and they will do everything they can to defend the integrity of the good friday agreement and to make sure that we are not cast back into the dark past from which we have emerged. i think they are dangerous comments as well, because everything we have and i havejust walked through belfast this afternoon to the studios, we have a booming tourism economy,
we have cranes above belfast, the biggest university campus, £200 million being built in the heart of belfast, all the gains and reconciliation, bridge building, they are all built on the good friday agreement and yet, borisjohnson says that there is no need to defend the good friday agreement and we should not worry about destroying the good friday agreement, which is what the reckless brexiteers would do. you used the word dangerous, give us a vision of what you think could be the consequences of going down the kind of line that borisjohnson is suggesting. well, anyone who does not understand how fragile the peace here is and how fragile the progress is that we have made, must not be watching the news, because for 600 days we have not been able to form a local government because fault lines within the society remain.
thankfully, courtesy of the good friday agreement signed in 1998, which is the heart of what europe wants to protect through the backstop, thankfully, courtesy of that, there is no longer any violence on our streets, but we still have a long way to go to form the type of forward—looking, outward looking government we need and anyone who tries to undermine the good friday agreement and that is what the brexiteers want, they want to torpedo it and anyone who wishes to do that, risks jeopardising every gain we have made, that is the view of the irish government and the majority of parties here and it is certainly the view of the majority who voted to remain in the european union and in that context, these are dangerous comments, the sort of comments we are used to from the brexiteers and in many ways, it really reveals the true brexiteer agenda, which is, they do not care at all about rejecting the peace and progress that has been made here over 20 years. mairtin o'muilleoir
speaking to me earlier. the trade unions have said they will back the campaign for a referendum on the final brexit deal if the government fails to secure an agreement that protects jobs and the economy. the tuc general secretary, frances o'grady, warned that crashing out of the eu without a deal would be an "absolute disaster" for workers. today, i'm giving the prime minister fair warning. i am serving notice that if her deal doesn't deliver for working people, if it doesn't protectjobs, rights at work and peace in northern ireland, then the tuc will throw our weight behind the call for a vote on the terms of the deal. our business correspondent colletta smith is in manchester where the unions are holding
their annual conference. shejoins me now. wasn't a surprise to hear such a strong warning? yes, it was a surprise because this is certainly a step further than the tuc have gone up step further than the tuc have gone up until this point. a couple of unions have gone a little further in saying the public should get another boat, another referendum on the details of a final deal. whatever happens. but the tuc represents 49 different unions. they have taken a step back from that slightly but it is still a strong message in saying that if there are three red lines had metastases, than they would support the idea of another referendum. they were talking about protecting workers' rights, jobs and also there being no hard border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland. brexit the focus of today but more days to come at the conference. what can we
expect to hear about? within the last hour, doors havejust expect to hear about? within the last hour, doors have just opened here at the convention centre where the congress is taking place. the first few delegates already arriving keen. tomorrow we will get much more detail within that speech as to what those red lines consist of and when it would be triggered, the idea of the tuc support for a second referendum. we will be hearing from many others. brexit not the only issue. they're all so concerned about the future of work here, how workers can be supported in a modern economy. they're trying to make that a thug is also but it is brexit the dominant —— that dominates everything at the moment. thank you. serena williams who's been grabbing the headlines, after she accused the umpire of sexism and treating her unfairly. williams was cited by the official for three code violations, and for breaking her racket and
finally for using the umpire for which she was docked a whole game. she demanded an apology from him and called him a liar and beef before going on patrick gearey reports. you owe me an apology! i have never cheated on my life! this was not the story tennis wanted or expected. serena williams furious at being warned for receiving coaching and then penalised again for verbal abuse towards the umpire. all this in a match that she hoped would take her to grand slam 24. it overshadowed a sensational victory for naomi osaka, playing in a final she had only dreamed of and outclassing a player she had idolised. serena williams' journey back from childbirth and life—threatening blood clots is remarkable. her fury grew through the second set. you will never be on another court
of mine as long as you live. you are a liar. you still might want from me, you the escalating row brought in the referees and then cost williams a game leaving naomi osaka an awkward bystander in this, serving for the title. i had seen them: buyers are several things. i am i had seen them: buyers are several things. lam here i had seen them: buyers are several things. i am here fighting for women's rights and women's equality. and for all kinds of stuff and for me to say feasts and for him to take a me to say feasts and for him to take 9, me to say feasts and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark. i don't know what happened on the court so for me i'm always going to remember this arena that i love and it doesn't change anything for me. her proudest today tinged with no little sadness. sweden is voting in a general election thats been dominated by the rise of an anti—immigration party. jimmie akesson‘s nationalist sweden democrats stand a good chance of becoming the second biggest party in parliament. their campaigning has focused
on immigration and crime. the social democrat prime minister, stefan lofven, who cast his vote at the parliament building accuses the sweden democrats of extremism and says that a vote for the right—wing party is "dangerous". we want to keep investing in our investment and it is also about decency, but a decent democracy. the social democrats is a guarantee, we are not letting the sweden democrats' extremist party, racist party, get any influence on the government. stefan lofven there. correspondent gavin lee, who has spent the morning in the swedish capital, stockholm. what we are seeing in sweden is a reflection of what we have seen elsewhere in europe, in italy, in germany, in holland in the past two years as well. the elections which have fallen off the back of the migration crisis and the rise of populist movements using the issues of migration
and here in sweden, the sweden democrats are the emergent party who are talking about the worry of crimes, gun crime, gang crime, in malmo and gothenberg, conflating that with migration. it is an issue because sweden back in 2015 saw the most migrants enter this country per capita, 163,000 and then the government put restrictive measures in place and what was supposed to be a schengen borderfree area, suddenly there are checks at borders and those temporary checks are still in place and while the established parties say there are other issues at play, the climate, wildfires, the issues of social welfare, housing and health and stopping increased privatisation, it has been the migration. social democrats, the main party, according to the polls, will see their biggest slip in 70 years in politics. expecting their lowest result, about 20%, the centre—right
moderates expecting 20% with the sweden democrats around the same figure, some saying that they could be the highest party and their leader saying they are not racist. the other parties say they are toxic and they would not work with them if, by the polls ending tonight at eight o'clock, they have to start looking at coalition politics. religious education in english schools is outdated and needs to be overhauled to include non—religious beliefs according to a new report. the independent commission on re wants children to learn about atheism and humanism as well as world faiths. the department for education said it would look at the recommendations. north korea has staged a huge military parade to mark its 70th anniversary as a nation. events such as these are usually an opportunity to show off military hardware, but on this occasion it held back from displaying its missiles and devoted the parade to civilians efforts to build the economy.
the parade comes at a sensitive time as efforts to ease tensions between the united states and north korea have stalled. from seoul, laura bicker reports. the soldiers marched with their usual zeal, a disciplined display perfected after months of painful practice. it is meant to show devotion. these pilots certainly gave it their all. there was something missing from kimjung un‘s parade. he may have rolled out the tanks and artillery but there was no sign of intercontinental ballistic missiles, the subject of international sanctions. this less provocative display reflects mr kim's recent charm offensive. he has written another letter to the us president to try and get talks back on track. once again, here he is playing the diplomat, this time showing off his friendship with china, saluting the crowds with here with president xi's envoy.
the remaining fervour was saved for its economic prowess, nurses, doctors, engineers were all part of the occasion. but the invited cameras are told where to point, amidst the waving pyongyang elite. outside the city, there are fears that north korea is on the verge of a food crisis as crops fail after a heatwave. the kim family show the world only what they want it to see, like the missiles, so much is hidden from view and until that changes, the international community will find it difficult to trust. laura bicker, bbc news, in seoul. the headlines on bbc news... boris johnson attacks the prime minister's brexit plans saying she has wrapped the country in a suicide vest and handed the detonator to brussels. voting is under way in the swedish general election, with an anti—immigration party expected to make large gains.
friday morning. a senior investigating officer said the substantial seizure could have posed a significant risk to life if it had reached the hands of criminals. the justice secretary has said he thinks as many should be given phones and ourselves. inmates would be able to dial only pre—approved numbers and would still have to pay for the calls. however the minister has called the idea "a real game—changer" in improving behaviour — citing similar measures already in place in prisons in germany. mark fairhurst from the prison officers association said prison schemes don't go far enough. prisoners maintain those important family links even when there is regime restrictions and of course when we have to go into lockdown. it must be very frustrating for most prisoners when they do not have a phone in their cell to maintain that contact, because there are a lot of restrictions because we simply have not got the staffing levels
we did have to operate a full regime and of course they have very limited access to phone calls on landlines and we hope this will help restore order and improve behaviour. welcome to that idea but as the justice secretary starts to look more widely at prisons and changes, you have plenty of suggestions for him about things you would like to see with more urgency, perhaps. i have been waiting for a meeting with him for at least three months and he keeps avoiding me, i don't know why. maybe it is because i will tell him straight that my members will not accept no for an answer, if he refuses to roll out the scheme that has been very successful in the pilotjails. he needs to start listening to me and my members. it is an irritant, the pepper spray that the police use on the streets to protect themselves and reduce violence. we have been piloting in fourjails and the results have been positive. it is essential that this is rolled out to every front line member of staff in our prisons. why do you think that there has been reluctance to make that happen? i have no idea, that is something you will have to ask the justice secretary. maybe he is scared of the public outcry, but i'm sure the public would be on our side if they saw the level of violence,
we are getting assaulted, 2a people per day, we are suffering from ptsd, receiving life—changing injuries and that cannot be tolerated. i cannot placate my members for much longer. he needs to sit down with me and listen and he needs to act. given your reservations about the fact you have not been able to meet with him, what do you make generally about the justice secretary? we know that they come and go with alarming regularity, are you hopeful that you might see some change and some more receptive ears your suggestions? listen, we have not got a problem with any prison minister, he has got some positive ideas and it seems like he is prepared to invest in the prison system. he needs to invest in the right things and the right things at the moment are getting our prisons safe, enabling prisoners to access a full regime and maintaining theirfamily contacts, in all prisons, not just 20. let us sort out this crisis in our prisons instead of letting it
escalate month after month. mark fairhurst. fresh protests are being held in russia against pension reforms which will see the retirement age rise by five years. the jailed opposition leader alexei navalny called for the protests to voice anger over the reforms. his supporters claim he was jailed to stop him from leading the rallies. sarah raynsford centres this reports. this is the issue that has brought them out on the streets, the plan to raise retirement age to 65. the main argument against that is that in many regions of this country men simply don't live to 65. signs hearsay, hands off our pensions, we
wa nt to hearsay, hands off our pensions, we want to live to retirement age. there is a bit of a stand—up at the moment with protesters on one side and wright believes in the middle of this crowd. there is a statement, an announcement is going out on the loudspeaker saying this is an unsanctioned protest. and that people should leave the streets. otherwise they risk being detained. this is an issue that has really angered a lot of russians, notjust this crowd, there are protests across the country. the polls show that nine in ten russians are against this plan. my father died at 57. and almost all of his friends, too. so it is too high and h. my mother is 53. in two years she is going to retire but now she won't. because the age is increased. the
government has stolen money from my mother. president putin last week made a rare move by addressing the nation on television. he described the pension reform as a matter of national security. he said that he called on the people to understand that this is a reform that is absolutely essential. as you can see by the scenes here, people are far from convinced. they have come out on the streets in protest. despite the riot police presence here they are prepared to stand up for their rights. a lot of young people here today, people who have been telling me they are here for their parents and for their own future. it is a serious challenge for president putin in terms of his politics at home and in russia. rules which prevent some victims of crime from being compensated if they lived with their attacker are being scrapped by the ministry ofjustice. the "same roof rule" was changed in 1979, but not retrospectively, meaning victims from before that time have been refused payouts. last year, more than a 150—million pounds was paid out by the scheme. here's our home affairs
correspondent, danny shaw. after a violent crime, what happens to the victims? for over 50 years, they have been able to claim compensation under a scheme funded by the state. but the government says the system needs modernising to reflect the changing nature of crime, so it is starting a review. the criminal injuries compensation scheme review will examine the two—year time limit on bringing claims, if people with convictions for certain offences should be barred from compensation, and whether sexual grooming victims should be able to make claims. currently, they can't. following a court case this summer, ministers are also promising to scrap the so—called same roof rule. it blocks compensation claims from victims who lived with their attacker before 1979. last year's terror attacks highlighted concerns about compensation for victims who had suffered many different types of injury.
so the review will look at whether payments are set at the right level. whitehall budgets are tight. the review will consider if the compensation scheme is sustainable and if the proposed changes are affordable. danny shaw, bbc news. the top award went to a black—and—white spanish—language drama. it brings netflix its first major festival victory. the online streaming compa ny‘s reputation major festival victory. the online streaming company's reputation is sealed as a big name in arthouse movies. alfonso cuaron‘s roma is a deeply personal black—and—white memoir. it was inspired by his childhood in the roma district of mexico city and the film seems to have inspired thejudges, too. alfonso cuaron for roma.
taking the top prize at the venice film festival. it was a decision that was reached entirely unanimously by the entire jury. so 9—o. i am the queen. but you are mad. the favourite, which, like roma, focuses predominantly on female characters, took the grand jury prize. it's star, olivia colman, received the best actress award for her portrayal of queen anne. best actor went to willem dafoe, who played vincent van gogh in the biopic at eternity‘s gate. despite stories about women dominating the festival, only one of the films was directed by a woman. jennifer kent took the specialjury prize for the nightingale, a revenge thriller set in 19th—century tasmania. and she made a plea in her acceptance speech. i would just also like to say
to all those women out there wanting to make films, please go and do it, we need you. applause. however, the talk of the night was most certainly netflix. roma was one of six netflix films that premiered here and it is the first big win for the streaming service at a major festival. cannes banned netflix from its competition. the online giant has been attacked for its strategy of making films available for streaming on the same day they are released in cinemas. while some worry about what that would do to the movie industry, alfonso cuaron sees it as an opportunity. this is a film that is in black—and—white, in spanish and mixteco, in mexican. with no recognisable actors or stars. and they are giving a huge, huge international push for this film. releasing it both streaming and also theatrical. not any company does that.
as the conversation about the future of film continues, what does seem certain is that we will hear more about roma as the awards season approaches. laura westbrook, bbc news. costs touching 55 miles an hour. as an area of low pressure passes nearby. long spells of rain. going to be quite wet and windy. further south, a little bit quieter next to a ridge of high pressure. when is not as strong. temperatures just making double figures. in sheltered eastern spots temperatures could reach single figures. this
high—pressure brings a fine start monday. another system waiting in the wings to bring wet and windy weather to northern ireland and western scotland later in the day. starting with fine and dry weather, lots of sunshine. in the afternoon clouds building up. wet and windy weather pushing into northern ireland and western scotland. across the board, not quite as warm as it was today. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines... boris johnson attacks the prime minister's brexit plans saying she has wrapped the country in a suicide vest and handed the detonator to brussels. in a newspaper article the former foreign secretary said the chequers deal has opened the uk to "perpetual political blackmail". criticism for serena williams after she abuses the umpire at the us open final. she accused him of sexism and treating her unfairly,
and called him a thief after she received two penalties in her defeat to naomi osaka. voting is under way in the swedish general election, following a campaign that has been dominated by immigration concerns. the nationalist sweden democrats party is expected to make big gains. and sir mo farah wins the great north run for a record—breaking fifth consecutive time. kenya's vivian cheruiyot wins the women's race. sport, and for a full round—up from the bbc sport centre, here's steven wyeth. good evening. former captain alastair cook is batting for the final time in test cricket and looking to help england build a match—winning lead over india at the oval. the tourists got within a0 runs in theirfirst innings, largely thanks to 86 not out from ravindra jadeja. then it was time, one last time, for alaistar cook to open the innings —
the crowd giving him a standing ovation. his partner keaton jennings couldn't stay with him long, leaving a delivery from mohammed shami. and moeen ali has just been out too. but cook is still there, hoping to end his international career on a high. england are 57—1 in their second innings, a lead of 97, ——england are 64—2 in their second innings, a lead of 104, with cook unbeaten on 27 and moeen ali with him on 19 not out. gareth bale is captaining wales in denmark in what is their second match in the nations league. it remains goalless in denmark. denmark's players resolved a dispute
with their fa ahead of the game and have returned to action after amateurs replaced them for a friendly in midweek. wales beat the republic of ireland 4—1 in their nations league opener. the women's super league season kicked off today. defending champions chelsea had a goaless draw with manchester city. arsenal thrashed liverpool and there were also victories for birmingham city, bristol city and a big win for reading over yeovil town. it should have been naomi osaka's night after claiming victory in the us open tennis final, but serena williams has dominated the headlines ever since, accusing the umpire of sexism and treating her unfairly. williams was cited by the official for three code violations — getting coaching signals, breaking her racket, and for calling the chair umpire a thief — which ultimately cost her a game in a straight sets defeat. i can't sit here and say i wouldn't say he was a thief, because i thought he took a game from me. but i've seen other men call other umpires several things, and i'm here fighting for women's rights and women's equality, and for all kinds of stuff.
and for me to say "thief" and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark. he has never taken a game from a man because they said thief. i mean, it blows my mind. but i'm going to continue to fight for women and to fight for us to have equal... like, cornet should be able to take her shirt off without getting a fine. this is outrageous. and i just feel like the fact that i have to go through this is just an example for the next person that has emotions and that want to express themselves, that want to be a strong woman, and they are going to be allowed to do that because of today. maybe it didn't work out for me but it will work out for the next person. well naomi osaka was reduced to tears as she accepted her first grand slam trophy. the ceremony was met with a chorus of boos from williams' home us open crowd, who had been unhappy with her treatment during the match.
for me, itjust felt like a normal match, just walking up to the net. but it is serena on the other side and she hugged me and it was really awesome. when i step onto the court i feel like a different person. i cannot be serena fan, i am a tennis player playing another tennis player. but when i hugged her after that, so... anyway, when i hugged her at the net i felt like a little kid again, so... russell fuller is the bbc‘s tennis correspondent. by the official. quite often we are pointing the
finger at the umpire and authority and being frustrated that they are not taking the action that they need to do against the very top players. i think if carlos ramos had not issued that warning to serena williams yesterday, myself and many others would have said this is an example of one of the big stars getting away from it and if you use banks like that, if you are effectively questioning the integrity of the umpire and questioning their honesty, that is no alternative for the good of the game other than that warning to take place. it is very difficult to police consistently, because with something like coaching, it is not allowed any grand slam, it is not allowed any grand slam, it is not allowed anywhere where the coach is not on the court. and we know this goes on. patrick mouratoglou is correct to suggest that many other people are doing it. players and coaches have their own signals, that isa coaches have their own signals, that is a very tough law to enforce. in rugby union, there was one game in the premiership today as sale beat worcester 21—15.
sale completely dominated the first half at the aj bell stadium and led 18—0 at the break — denny solomona with the pick of the tries. worcester recovered in the second half but the sharks held on for a first win of the season. worcester get a losing bonus point. mo farah has won the great north run for a record—breaking fifth time in a row. he also set a new course record in the process in newcastle. the briton led from the front and only missed out on his personal best by four seconds. the win sets him up for an attempt at a first major marathon title in chicago next month. farah switched to road running after a glittering track career, which included four olympic titles. i am happy with it today. obviously the important thing is seeing what i could do in the race and being in control of the race and that is why you saw me at the front and pushing the pace and going for it. playing around with it
and testing my body and who i am. i thought i could run a decent time, a personal best but i slowed down in the last two miles, particularly the last mile, which was disappointing, but the most important thing is the win i think. in the women's race, london marathon champion vivian cheruiyot from kenya saw off the challenge of the rest of the field to win for a second time in three years. britain's david weir won the men's wheelchair race for the seventh time and broke his own course record, finishing in 41 minutes and 19 seconds. and the women's wheelchair race was won by poland's martyna snopek, however there were just three athletes involved. snopek works as a teacher in maidenhead and is a member of david weir's academy. to the iaaf continental cup in ostrava now, and caster semenya has run the fifth fastest 800 metres in history.
it was also the second fastest time of her career. there's only been one run quicker in the past decade and that was semenya herself, setting her personal best injune. it's the 29th consecutive 800m race that the double olympic champion has won. the mixed 4 x aoom relay will be a new event for athletics at the tokyo 2020 olympics, but at the continental cup it also means mixed nations. olympic triple jump champion christian taylor ran against britain's matthew hudson—smith on the first leg, but it was european champion hudson—smith who passed the baton over to belgium's kevin borlee first for team europe. the second changover to dutch athlete lisanne de witte. despite her carrying on, they couldn't come back to beat the americas, who ended on a stunning last leg from olympic aoom champion shaunae miller—uibo. in the 100m, america's noah lyles
ended his dominant season with a win, just one hundredth of a second outside of 10 seconds. former world champion yohan blake pulled up before the line. 21—year—old lyles was the fastest man in the world over the 100m this year. ducati's andrea dovizioso secured a third win of the season with victory in sunday's san marino moto gp as britain's cal crutchlow came third. italian dovizioso finished ahead of world champion and current championship leader marc marquez. crutchlow completed the podium after pole—setterjorge lorenzo crashed from second place with two laps remaining. the win was ducati's first victory at misano for 11 years. britain's simon yates has extended his lead slightly in la vuelta. the third consecutive summit finish was won by frenchman thibaut pinot. and the final stage of the tour of britain has been won in a sprint finish in london by australia's caleb ewan. frenchman julian alaphilippe won the overall title. british mountain biker
rachel atherton has won the women's downhill final at the world championships, taking the title for a fifth time. atherton completed the course in switzerland nearly 10 seconds faster than compatriot tahnee seagrave, who was second. last month atherton won a record sixth world cup title. christian eriksen has just scored for denmark bullied wales 1—o christian eriksen has just scored for denmark bullied wales 1—0 in the u efa for denmark bullied wales 1—0 in the uefa nations league.