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borisjohnson's latest brexit intervention is attacked by senior conservatives. he tells the prime minister that her chequers plan is like wrapping ‘a suicide vest around the british constitution‘. at the same time trade unions warn that they'll back a new brexit vote unless the government reaches a good enough deal with the eu. if it doesn't protectjobs, rights of 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. in sweden gains for the far right, after immigration dominates the election campaign. iam in i am in stockholm where the far right is making political history, upending this country's long, liberal tradition. upending this country's long, liberaltradition. north korea's birthday parade, but this time its long range missiles are kept out of sight. you owe me an apology, i have never
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cheated in my life! you owe me an apology, i have never cheated in my life! and serena williams is fined over this outburst at the us open, igniting a row over sexism in tennis. good evening. the former foreign secretary boris johnson's latest intervention on brexit has been attacked by fellow conservatives as "outrageous" and "disgusting" after he likened the prime minister's proposals to a suicide vest with the detonator given to the eu. in a newspaper article he said the chequers plan was a humiliation that gives brussels what it wants. our political correspondent alex forsyth reports. neverfarfrom a camera, it seems, but borisjohnson didn't get the warmest welcome from cricket fans at the oval yesterday. commentator: ah, the former foreign secretary appears to be on his own.
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booing. perhaps dreaming up his latest attack on the government's brexit plan. in today's mail on sunday he called it feeble and pathetic and said by promising no friction at the irish border... suicide bomb or suicide vest... that language was quickly criticised by tory colleagues. i think there are much better ways to articulate your differences and i think it's a reminder, i think, for all of us in public policy, whichever political party we represent, to use measured language because that's what the public want to see. some went much further. on twitter, the mp and former army officer tom tugendhat said... while sir alan duncan,
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a government minister, said it was one of the most disgusting moments in modern politics. with years of experience at westminster, there is little doubt boris johnson knew that his comments would provoke reaction. critics have suggested it was a deliberate distraction from revelations about his private life including the recent announcement about his divorce, but his supporters say his only focus is fighting for brexit and that's why he's being attacked. i think boris says it as he sees it and it's how many people see it in the country but few dare to call it. and he speaks truth unto power and i'm not surprised that those in power resent that and there's a backlash. either way, his willingness to challenge the prime minister has again fuelled speculation about his own ambition. although his allies insist the only change he wants in downing street is a different brexit policy. alex forsyth, bbc news, westminster.
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the trades union congress has said it 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. our political correspondent iain watson reports from manchester where the unions are holding their annual conference. time is running out for a brexit deal. that is the warning from the tuc as their annual gathering gets under way and the leader of britain's leading trade unionists said she could now put the full weight of the tuc behind a new referendum on a final brexit deal. just 200 days to go, before potentially we crash out of the eu, all we have got left is that campaign and call for a popular vote, and if the prime minister will not come back with a deal that working people deserve, then we will be throwing our weight behind that campaign. you have made it very clear what you want the prime minister to do, what do you want the leader
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of the opposition to do? different organisations will make their own democratic decisions, and it is about time, i think, that politicians focused on what people are telling them, that they want a say. oh, and who is this? it's not an official speaker. the shadow brexit secretary keir starmer has been meeting senior trade unionists behind closed doors. some unions have been pressing him to take the option of a referendum off the back burner and to adopt their policy the people of the uk need leadership. the final deal needs to be put back to the public and the public need to vote. i want to keep all the pressure on the government
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for a general election. after that, after the conference... will you change it? they will be part of the advisory group and anything can happen. putting more pressure on labour, a poll of 2700 members, the country's biggest unions commissioned by the people's vote campaign suggests that a clear majority would be willing to back a fresh referendum. but the unions who supported brexit are warning of real political danger. a second referendum would actually cause huge problems, huge divisions, not only in the trade union movement and amongst our members and people respect their voice, but also in society and we need to worry about that. they are playing with fire, they should be very careful. the mood music here is more in favour of a new referendum but not all the unions, never mind the labour leadership are singing from the same hymn sheet. ian watson, bbc news, manchester. more now from alex forsyth. two different interventions on brexit today. what should we make of them? both parties have deep differences
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over brexit and where they should be going with it. in the next few days the real pinch point forjeremy corbyn and the labour leadership is increasing pressure with the unions throwing their weight behind the cause of another vote on the brexit deal. for the tories, theresa may's critics have focused on killing off the chequers plan, the blueprint agreed at her country residence. the people who disagreed with it were expected to come up with their alternative vision today, that has not materialised. we may get some detail later in the week, but what is clear is they will not back down. the foreign secretary, jeremy hunt, urged the country and the conservatives to get behind theresa may, give her the space to negotiate a deal with brussels, that people should have faith in her. it does not seem that will happen. we are at the start of a very important party conference season
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the start of a very important party conference season and both leaders are wrestling with deep, internal divisions in their parties. in sweden the nationalist anti—immigration sweden democrats have made significant gains in the general election, with the main centre—right and centre—left blocs running neck and neck. our correspondentjenny hill is in stockholm for us. this is an historic night for swedish politics. i am with supporters of the ruling centre—left party. exit polls suggest they have won this election, but a far right party is expected to come third, perhaps even second. for sweden, a country with a long, liberal tradition, that really is an astonishing result. this is their night. the far right just meet swedish political history. the sweden democrats do not like the eu, or migrants, and they havejust
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up eu, or migrants, and they havejust up and ended his country's liberal tradition. more people have understood the situation now, that we cannot carry on like this. we have the politics swedish people wa nt have the politics swedish people want so the judgment and the rhetoric will change a lot. are you worried? for sweden's prime minister it isa worried? for sweden's prime minister it is a battle for the soul of the country. i am very concerned of course. this is important. either we stay with a decent democracy or we choose another path. the centre-left party still tops the polls, but a strengthened far right will not make it easy for him. it is an historic day for sweden, but perhaps for europe as well. you get a sense of oui’ europe as well. you get a sense of our political establishment under pressure here. people have concerns over migration? no simple answers for a country which took in more
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people seeking asylum per head of population than anywhere else in europe. the far right has promised to show sweden something different. they promise security and a new identity for this fragmenting society. they want to take sweden back 100 years. they are not going to ta ke back 100 years. they are not going to take it. what do you think about the government? do they do enough for you as a person? no, i don't think so. because today it is a rich land, but where is the money? not with the people. the political establishment have ruled out a coalition with the far right for 110w. coalition with the far right for now. and tonight sweden is waiting, and it is impossible to predict who is going to run this country. tonight's results as they come in will be closely scrutinised in other eu capitals. that is because like so
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many other eu member states, sweden, for all its liberal values, it seems it has also shifted to the political right. jenny hill in stockholm, thank you. jenny hill in stockholm, thank you. now for a look at some of the day's other news stories. twenty handguns and 7.5 million pounds‘ worth of class a drugs have been seized by border force officers at dover. they were found hidden in a lorry carrying photocopier paper. the drugs included ketamine, cocaine and heroin. two polish men resident in their home country were arrested and will appear in court tomorrow morning. the royal navy has confirmed that several of its sailors were detained by police in florida earlier this week. the arrests took place after complaints of fighting and urinating in public. at least one crew member was tasered. the group were on shore leave from hms queen elizabeth, britain's newest aircraft carrier. the department store chain debenhams has hired experts from the auditors kpmg to try and improve its financial position. the move follows three profit warnings from the retailer in the last year.
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debenhams' share price has also fallen by two—thirds since january. air strikes are continuing in syria as president assad's forces backed by russia attack the rebel—held province of idlib. they've been accused of using barrel bombs packed with explosives and shrapnel on villages in idlib, with reports of several people, including children, being killed. the un warns there could be a humanitarian catastrophe on a scale not yet seen in syria's seven—year civil war. our international correspondent orla guerin reports from hatay province on the turkish side of the border. the agony of idlib. the last bastion of armed opposition in syria. the assad regime unleashed more air strikes, targeting jihadis it says, but they are surrounded by innocent civilians. on the ground, white helmet volunteers, rushing to save some of the latest victims.
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and among the rubble, a sign of life. and a cry for help. they cut through concrete to save this woman, but activists say seven civilians have been killed this weekend by air strikes and barrel bombs. like five—month—old umaya, her tiny body wrapped in a blanket. britain says there are more babies in idlib than terrorists. abdul umar is safe on the turkish side of the border with his wife and children. they have been here since 2016, but he tells me his parents and siblings remain in idlib. he dials his brother, desperate for news, but no relief for his anxiety. he cannot get through. if there is an all—out assault on idlib, he tells me,
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there will be no mercy shown to civilians. we should learn from the past, he says, from what happened in places like daraa and aleppo. there were killings and destruction, that is why people are terrified of what will happen if the regime and the russians get control of idlib. some are not waiting to find out. they are already on the move. this man says his family was at risk from air strikes, artillery and barrel bombs. but there is no welcome in neighbouring turkey, already home to more than 3 million syrian refugees. for the people of idlib, no way out. orla guerin, bbc news, on the turkey syria border. north korea has held a military parade to mark its 70th anniversary, but in contrast with previous years, long—range missiles with the potential to carry nuclear warheads were not on show. donald trump, who is hoping to persuade north korea
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to abandon its nuclear weapons programme, called it a "big and very positive statement". our correspondent laura bicker reports from seoul. it's a disciplined display, one to show devotion and military might. but on this occasion a key piece of north korea's hardware was missing. of course there was the usual fervour from kim jong—un‘s foot soldiers. but the most advanced ballistic missiles were kept out of sight. it seems kimjong—un has decided not to provoke the united states at this sensitive time. instead he took the hand of china's envoy, showing the world he has powerful friends. the bbc was not invited to pyongyang but we did speak to north korean defectors who took part in past events. translation: it really was a painful experience.
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the people suffered. this was just days and days of pain and suffering. it can take up to six months to prepare, ten hours of rehearsals a day with very little food. the goose—stepping in particular is difficult to master, especially while turning your head towards the dear leader. translation: you have to lift up the back leg at the same time your foot leg hits the ground. this is very difficult. if you do this for six months, you can lose over five kilograms. complaining is not an option. absolutely not. as soon as you dared, it would be saying, kill me. away from the waving pyongyang elite there are fears north korea is on the verge of a food crisis as crops fail after a heatwave. the kim family show only
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what they want the world to see. just like the missiles, north korea has so much hidden from view and until that changes the international community will find it difficult to trust. laura bicker, bbc news in seoul. there has been intense debate in women's tennis over how the us open final came to an end. open final came to an end. with all the sport now, here's lizzie greenwood—hughes at the bbc sport centre. thanks very much. serena williams has been fined for her outburst in last night's us open final. serena williams has been fined for her outburst in last night's us open final. the 23—time grand slam winner lost the match to naomi osaka after being penalised for breaking a number of rules. afterwards she accused the umpire of sexism. john watson reports. you owe me an apology, i have never cheated in my life! serena williams, furious for being warned at receiving on court instructions, the
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actions of her code interpreted by the umpire as breaking grand slam rules. trailing name a sack in the women's final, points penalty for oui’ women's final, points penalty for our broken racket followed before serena williams was fine again for verbally abusing the umpire. you will never be on a court of mine. you stole a point from me. you are a thief as well. i have seen other men call other umpires several things andi call other umpires several things and i am here fighting for women's rights and for women's equality and for all kinds of stuff. for me to say thief and for him to take a game, it maybe feel like it was a sexist remark. williams received support from billie jean king sexist remark. williams received support from billiejean king who said, when a woman is emotional she is hysterical and she is penalised for it. when a man does the same he is outspoken and there are no repercussions. i do not think carlos ramos is sexist, he is known as a
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very strict umpire. he will never pander to any player, no matter what their status in the game. organisers said carlos ramos acted within the rules, but inconsistencies in the officiating at the us open have been highlighted. where williams was punished for encore coaching, the australian nick kyrgios received a p9p australian nick kyrgios received a pep talk from the umpire. it raises questions over how male and female players are treated. events in new york overshadowed what should have been the proudest moment in naming osaka's career. been the proudest moment in naming osa ka's career. the been the proudest moment in naming osaka's career. the rule book may be followed, how fairly it is being applied may be open to debate. the men's final is going on now where novak djokovic has taken the first set againstjuan martin del potro. highlights of wales' second uefa nations—league match are on bbc one in wales after the news, so avert your attention if you don't want to know the result now. manager ryan giggs called his side a "work in progress"
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after they were beaten 2—0 by denmark. tottenham's christien eriksen scored both goals in aarhus. arsenal women's vivianne meedemar scored a hat—trick in their opening game of the new women's super league season. elsewhere defending champions chelsea drew with manchester city. alastair cook received a standing ovation as he walked out at the oval today. playing for his country for the final time, england's all time leading test run—scorer was 46 not out at the close of play in the fifth and final test against india. tim hague reports. there was no doubting who the capacity crowd had come to see, but before alastair cook's final innings, the home team needed to get the final indian wickets. that wasn't easy, jadeja's style and substance got him to 86 not out but he ran out of partners. india, all out for 292, a0 behind england. this match was less about the result and more about him. cook coming out one last time.
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but how many could england's record run scorer accumulate this time? definitely more than keaton jennings. that's called leaving a straight one. no such worries for alastair cook, who remained focused as usual, and showed why he'd be so missed. moeen ali couldn't follow his lead, another englishman beaten by the bowler. yet the runs kept coming for the home side. the lead 154 and alastair cook is still there. mo farah has become the first man to win the great north run five times. he led the half—marathon from start to finish, breaking the course record in newcastle. britain's david weir won the wheelchair race for the seventh time. that's it but there's much more on the bbc sport website including extraordinary footage of a motorbike
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racer grabbing arrivals lead in the grand prix. hello. this is bbc news with martine croxall. coming up, a look at tomorrow morning's front pages in the papers, but before that, here's the weather for the week ahead, with stav danaos. hello. it is pretty typical this time of year, the transition from summery whether to autumnal and we get quite a mixture of features across the uk. this week is certainly going to be one of those, a very changeable week in store. a little bit of everything.
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sunshine, rain, strong winds and in some places a bit of warmth too. the change in weather starts on monday, a brief ridge of high pressure to begin the day, the next weather system comes into western areas bringing increasing rain. we start with plenty of sunshine through monday, that holds on through southern and eastern areas but turns wet and windy through scotland and northern ireland through the day. it will be a fairly cold day in the north, 20 or 21 degrees in the south—east. pretty typical for the time of year. tuesday, the weather front in the north—west sinks south and eastwards and grinds to a halt through central parts of the country. this is pretty crucial to what goes on on tuesday. this cold front is a dividing line between something cool and fresh to the north and warmer and more humid to the south. three weathers going on across the country on tuesday. northern areas, blustery, sunshine and showers, and heavy across south—west scotland.
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central and southern areas of the country will see 23 or 24. tuesday is potentially the warmest of the week. on wednesday, the weather front wriggles further southwards, introduces more cloud and rain to southern parts of england and pushes that warmth back to the near continent. a cloudy, damp day for central southern areas and cooler too. further north, a fresh day with sunshine, blustery showers, mostly across western scotland, where there will be some heavy ones. temperatures ranging from the mid to high teens in the south. from midweek onwards to the end of the week, cooler and fresher for all areas with a mixture of sunshine and showers. it will be windy at times across the north. that is because on thursday we will see another area of low pressure move into scotland, the winds will be touching 40 or 50mph with outbreaks of rain.
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the weather front across the south is long gone into the near continent, introducing cooler and fresher air, but on thursday, england and wales could see a good deal of sunshine, windy with outbreaks of rain in scotland and northern ireland. 12 to 16 degrees in the north, high teens in the south. on friday, quite a messy picture — outbreaks of rain, some heavy, across northern and western areas, some sunshine as well, a little in the south—east and again temperatures quite autumnal, 14 to around 18 or 19 celsius. further ahead into the weekend and beyond, we have thejet stream running right across the united kingdom, that will bring in weather systems into our direction, but most of those will be steered to more northern parts of the uk. here and further ahead, it will remain blustery across northern areas, strong winds at times, sunshine and showers — not rain all the time.
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further south, closer to high pressure, it should be generally drier and brighter. a little warmth over the weekend for a time before things turn cooler and more unsettled at the beginning of the following week. hello. this is bbc news with martine croxall. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment — first 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. trade unions back calls for a new referendum on brexit, if theresa may fails to get a good enough deal. exit polls in sweden suggest the country's nationalist, anti—immigration party — the sweden democrats — have made gains in the country's general election. neither the governing social democrats or the centre—right bloc of parties are predicted to win a majority. serena williams has been fined $17,000 for code violations during yesterday's us open final. williams was deducted a game as she lost to japan's naomi osaka, after a row with the umpire.
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and sir mo farah wins the great north run for a record breaking 5th consecutive time, kenya's vivian cheruiyot wins the women's race. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are anne ashworth — associate editor of the times — and the broadcasterjohn stapleton welcome to you both. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. let's start with the financial times who declare ‘relief for may‘ after savage attacks at home — they say the eu is planning to help finalise a brexit deal with the uk
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