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this is bbc news. i'm rachel schofield. the headlines at 10.00. theresa may defends her brexit plan — as the prime minister hits out at speculation over her future. this is where i get a little bit irritated — this is not, this debate is not about my future. this debate is about the future of the people of the uk and the future of the united kingdom. at least 25 people are killed in flooding and landslides in the philippines — as typhoon mangkhut approaches hong kong. the big problem, although not so much in evidence around here, is smashed windows, smashed glass. we've seen lots of this stuff flying around, and that is really dangerous to try to deal with. in the united states — communities on the east coast face "epic amounts of rainfall" — as tropical storm florence continues its path of destruction. and at 11.30 — a journey into the controversial world of live animal exports, bbc scotland investigates the dairy industry. the prime minister has
defended her plan for brexit and revealed she becomes "irritated" when asked how long she'll last in thejob. in an exclusive interview with the bbc‘s nick robinson, theresa may said the debate was not about her future, but the future of the united kingdom. and she was also critical of the former foreign secretary borisjohnson, as our political correspondent chris mason reports. you know what some people say? they rather liked it when you joked about being that "bloody difficult woman." they liked that. and they sometimes say, "where's she gone?" laughter. "we want her back." well, she's still there. there's a difference between those who think you can only be bloody difficult in public and those of us who think, actually, you bide your time and you're bloody
difficult when the time is right. smiling but defiant, in her car and at chequers, after a week in which some of her mps openly plotted ousting her and others met to plan how to derail her blueprint for brexit, the prime minister says... this is where i get a little bit irritated. this debate is not about my future. this debate is about the future of the people of the uk and the future of the united kingdom. that's what i'm focused on and that's what i think we should all be focused on. it's ensuring we get that good deal from the european union which is good for people in the uk, wherever they live in the uk. there was then her reaction to this man, former foreign secretary borisjohnson and specifically his remarks last weekend in which he said her brexit plan was akin to "wrapping a suicide vest around the country." just look at the cold contempt with which she reacts to that. well, first of all, i have to say i think that choice of language
was completely inappropriate. i was home secretary for six years and as prime minister for two years now. i think using language like that was not right and it's not language i would've used. and what was signed off here at her country retreat injuly, she insists, has to be implemented, not least for northern ireland. the only proposal that has been put forward that delivers on not having a hard border and ensures that we don't carve up the united kingdom is the chequers plan. and yet plenty in parliament, including on her own side, think her ideas are a dud — and brussels has sounded sceptical too. it's going to be a long autumn. chris mason, bbc news. earlier i spoke to our political correspondent nick eardley. this week in particular has been a tough one for the prime minister. brexiteers on one side plotting
behind the scenes about how and when they might remove her. 0n the other side, her allies, people who used to advise her, saying after the brexit process is complete or after this current round of the process is complete, we should maybe think about some new blood. i think the pm in that interview is trying to say let's not talk about it, let's ignore that and stick to what she and probably most people think is the most important thing, the deal that she wants to get with europe, and trying to make that brexit process successful. of course, we know that deal has been chipped away at particularly by borisjohnson and she had something to say about him and his choice of language. she's not happy with that analogy he used in the newspaper column earlier this month. two weeks ago he talked about the chequers plan and his problems with it and said that the prime minister had "wrapped
a suicide vest around britain's constitution and handed the detonator to brussels". at the time that attracted a lot of criticism, the prime minister today saying those words are not the ones she would have used and she thinks it's inappropriate. nevertheless, however much she tries to pour cold water on this, the calls are perhaps growing for a people's vote, a second referendum. the london mayor adding his voice to that. which is significant, a week before labour conference, perhaps labour's most senior politician who is actually in power at the moment as mayor of london, sadiq khan saying the uk government isn't dealing with this well, that we are on course for a bad deal or no deal at all. so we need to have a rethink and potentially another referendum which would include that option of staying in the european union. the labour party as a whole isn't there yet.
the leadership certainly isn't there yet. their policy at the moment is to keep everything on the table. behind the scenes there are some in the labour party who would much prefer a general election if whatever the prime minister comes back with is voted down in parliament because they think that's the way to get into power. but there is that pressure onjeremy corbyn from many in his own party to adopt that policy of a second referendum, and i suspect we'll hear a lot about that at the labour conference next week. you can see that full interview on panorama on bbc one tomorrow at 8.30pm. all next week on bbc news we mark six months until brexit. from the economy, business, health and education, we'll take a closer look at the potential impact of the uk leaving the eu on march 29th 2019. we'll begin our coverage in salford and burnley. that's tomorrow morning
from 11.00 on bbc news. china's national 0bservatory has issued its highest warning level, a red alert, as typhoon mangkhut approaches its heavily populated southwestern province. the massive storm is expected to make landfall within hours. typhoon mangkhut is battering hong kong, and well over 100 people have been injured. in the philippines — the massive storm has devastated part of the northern island of luzon, killing at least 25 people and triggering more than a0 landslides. howard johnson sent this report. mangkhut has been called by meteorologists the strongest typhoon in the world so far this year. and now, the reality of the utter devastation it has caused is becoming obvious. extreme flash flooding. the fragility of human existence laid bare. the road to cagayan province was littered with destruction. electricity posts ripped
from the ground, street lamps bent in two, and this man's house torn to shreds. he showed me where the roof had been pulled back like a tin of sardines. fighting back the tears, he told me how he'd spent the night in an evacuation centre, worrying about the fate of his home. when we arrived in cagayan province we saw a queue of people waiting for fuel to power their generators. how do you feel? we are so scared. all the windows are broken. the whole night... the whole night, no sleep. the scene here repeated across this vast region. debris scattered across the ground. electricity cables dangling dangerously. people wading their belongings through floodwaters. two rescue workers were killed in one of many landslides,
and a third person drowned in 6—metre high storm surges. a team of search and rescue workers — clearly it had been a long night. 0ur evacuees total about 113,000, scattered in more than 500 evacuation centres. we have not really released them yet because of the kind of wind we have. the magnitude of the devastation left behind here in the philippines still isn't known, and more heavy rain is on its way. howard johnson, bbc news, tuguegarao. forecasters in hong kong expect winds of 100 and 18 kilometres per hour. intense rain bands are already affecting the city. most transport services are suspended. in nearby macau, the government has for the first time shut all casinos as a precautionary measure. 0ur correspondent there, robin brant, sent this update. this is peak storms, peak winds —
typhoon mangkhut at its worst, as it passes by hong kong. it's not a direct hit, but it's passing east to west at the moment. these winds in excess of 100mph. it's quite tricky to stay on your feet. people being told to stay inside, it's too dangerous to be out. hundreds of flights have been cancelled and most of the shops are closed. for the next few hours, this will be as bad as it gets here. 0ur correspondent howard johnson can speak to us now live from cagayan province in the northern philippines. how are things looking? i am in a city of cagayan province. today we made a 50 mile journey to the coast
around, —— to the coastline, to a place called aparri. people have been tying down their roots, there was talk of evacuation. we met one man who said he had prayed to god before he made any decision to evacuate. when we returned today we saw this man and his home and it's been completely flattened. the rooms have been ripped off, there was detritus all over his living room. he showed us things that had been broken by the heavy winds and rain. he told me that he was devastated his life had been ripped to shreds. this was similar across the town. aparri was on the coastline and a direct hit. in this area around 750 homes have been affected. lots of people's lives are up in the air at the moment. we saw people repairing
their homes, hammering would together with nails, trying to do what they can to get their homes ready for the night which is approaching here at the moment. you mentioned people being evacuated although some chose not to go, we are showing pictures of the evacuation centres. how well—planned has the support effort been and the warnings that have gone out? this government has prided itself on being proactive with emergencies. there have been a lot of information relayed out to there have been a lot of information relayed out to the there have been a lot of information relayed out to the people there have been a lot of information relayed out to the people via there have been a lot of information relayed out to the people via the media about being careful. it's up to local authorities, officers walking around telling people. where we went to convey in aparri we heard there had been officers walking around telling people to get
evacuation centres but some people chose not to go. we also heard the centres to kvitova battering in aparri, but no casualties in the seaside town —— centres in aparri to kvitova battering. we've heard their ra at least 30 people dead and the death toll is expected to rise as we get more information. as we saw with aparri, it was cut off from the world. we've seen telecommunications ca bles world. we've seen telecommunications cables falling, forests ripped to shreds... the government are looking into the longer term, there's a lot of talk about crop damage and the impact on agriculture and the knock—on effect on the economy and people's well—being. knock—on effect on the economy and people's well-being. yes. in the
philippines, there has been an issue with inflation. earlier this year they had a tax reform that hasn't gone down brilliantly with the people of the country. we've seen rice prices, and important staple go up rice prices, and important staple go up consecutively every month for eight months. that has caused people to be quite upset with this tax reform. they think it's a direct impact asa reform. they think it's a direct impact as a result of that and all these crops have been affected by this typhoon coming through and dumping water when it was time to harvest. we saw a lot of flooded paddy fields. the feeling is that rice prices and the price of food is about to rise again and that won't go down well with the public. thank you. the east coast of the united states is facing an "epic amount
of rainfall," particularly in north and south carolina where at least 11 people have died as a result of storm florence. many people in the area have been moved to safety and those that have attempted to return home are being urged not to, as further flooding is on the way. 0ur north america correspondent chris buckler reports. this storm has left streets submerged across north carolina. towns along the coast and now inland have become badly flooded, leaving rescue teams as the only route to safety for some families. from the air, you get a better sense of the scale of the problems here, and during the brief breaks in the weather, this has been the most effective way of getting people out of cut—off areas like new bern. driving conditions are increasingly difficult. motorists have been advised to avoid this state completely if they can. and new evacuation warnings have come into force for more of these carolinan towns. the worst is yet to come. mandatory evacuations for areas within one mile of the cape fear river in fayetteville, and one mile of the little river
have been implemented. the number of people who have died as a result of this extreme weather is continuing to rise. florence is no longer a hurricane, but this sprawling storm is moving slowly across the carolinas, dumping months of rainfall injust days. the effects of hurricane florence are still being felt — and the authorities say as long as the rain falls, there is the danger of further catastrophic flash flooding. and after this week in north carolina, both man and beast are well aware of the impact of that. chris buckler, bbc news, wilmington. the headlines on bbc news. theresa may has revealed her "frustration" with the continued speculation over her leadership — as the prime minister defends her brexit plan. at least 30 people are killed by flooding and landslides in the philippines — as typhoon mangkhut
closes in on hong kong. in the united states — storm florence continues to devastate the east coast with "epic amounts of rainfall". sport, and for a full round up from the bbc sport centre, here's holly. good morning. simon yates will become britain's third different winner of cycling's grand tours this year, provided he stays on his bike to cross the finish line of the vuelta
espana in the final processional stage in madrid today. yates extended his lead after yesterday's 20th stage and will be just the second briton to win in spain, as joe lynskey reports. just a decade ago, this sight seemed impossible. but british riders now rule the roads. in simon yates, this sport has entered unique territory. in one year, three men representing one country are set to win all the grand tours.
yates nowjoins chris froome and geraint thomas as one of cycling's superstars. he all but sealed this vuelta title in his new home. the man from bury lives and trains in the hills of andorra. with his twin brother adam, he's learned to master these mountains. his job on stage 20 — to protect his overall lead. but yates's approach has been to attack. soon, his nearest challenger couldn't keep up. commentator: valverde looks
a spent force. as valverde fell away, yates could start the uphill procession. these supporters saw him dominate may's giro d'italia, then fall away in the final week. in spain, the legs have stayed with him. the jersey has stayed red. and today, he rides into madrid as britain's latest endurance king. joe lynskey, bbc news. mexico's canelo alvarez has beaten the unified middleweight champion gennady golovkin by majority decision in las vegas in their rematch. their rematch comes one year
on from their controversial draw in the same venue and earlier our reporter ade adedoyin told me it was once again a rather close call. 21,000 fight fans in here and they saw a brilliant contest. very close to call. a lot of the assembled media, some added in favour of golovkin, some in favour of canelo, some a draw. when canelo was interviewed he said it's the best he's ever faced and would be open to do it again maybe next bank holiday in may. golovkin was disappointed by the decision, he left the arena without speaking to the media. we have a quote from him saying they delivered a great fight and under the right circumstances would be more than happy to do it again. they'll go home with over $50
million each and now make a lot of money if they do it again. there's a possibility of a trilogy. great britain's alistair brownlee was disqualified from the grand final of the world triathlon series as mario mola won a third world title in a row. brownlee was initially given a 15—second penalty in australia forfailing to go around a buoy in the swimming. but this was then upgraded to a disqualification. he continued to compete and did not appeal against the decision after the race. he later tweeted to express his disappointment claiming he was disorientated after being held under the water. meanwhile, his brother jonny was the highest brit in eighth place. great britain just need victory in one of today's two singles matches to ensure britain are seeded in the revamped davis cup next year. gb took a 2—1 lead against uzbekistan thanks to a win in the doubles byjamie murray and dom inglot. they took the match in four sets in glasgow. over on the website,
you'll find live coverage of the women's combined final?in climbing world championships which are under way in innsbruck. but from me you're up to date. i'll have more sport in the next hour. the leader of the conservative party in scotland, ruth davidson, has said that she never wants to be prime minister because she "values her mental health too much". in an interview with the sunday times newspaper she's spoken for the first time of her struggle with depression, suicidal thoughts and self harm. ms davidson, who is pregnant with her first child, had frequently been tipped as a future leader. wealth taxes should be imposed to create a £100 billion "citizens fund", which would spread britain's resources evenly and strengthen public finances — that's according to the leader of the liberal democrats. sir vince cable says the money would be put aside over a ten year period and would include funds raised from sale of the taxpayers' stake in the royal bank of scotland. it's one of a number of suggestions being put forward at the party's annual conference this weekend.
a little earlier i spoke to our political correspondent, jonathan blake, who is in brighton for us, and he gave me the context around this particular policy. this is familiar ground for sir vince cable, the former business secretary, and somebody who some people at least credit in part with predicting the financial crisis that happened in 2008. for months before that, he warned the then labour government about rising levels of household debt, and then of course the crash happened. one result of that was royal bank of scotland being bailed out by the taxpayer. sir vince cable will say today is a disgrace that ten years on from that, the taxpayers themselves have yet to feel the benefits or to be rewarded for doing that. part of his idea to create this sovereign wealth fund is to sell off some of the shares in rbs, to also raise taxes on people who have high investments and high levels of wealth through property portfolios or stocks and shares portfolios,
raise the taxes on them and then use the receipt, use the money the government would get, to reinvest in the long—term for the benefit of the country as a whole. this will go down very well with liberal democrat party members here in brighton, it's just the sort of policy they like. he will have to find a broader audience and broader support for policies like this that the party is coming up with its liberal democrats to re—emerge from the margins of british politics and be a more dominant force in parliament than they are at the moment. the royal college of pathologists is warning that cancer patients are facing worrying delays in diagnosis and treatment. radio 5 live investigates has been told just 3% of the laboratories which diagnose and study diseases across the uk have enough staff to meet demand. the department of health says it's increased medical training places for home—grown doctors by 25%. with freshers' week about to get under way,
the universities minister is calling for academic leaders to make student mental health a key priority for the upcoming year. universities minister sam gyimah has written to vice chancellors asking them to review the services they already have in place and improve on areas that are inadequate. going to university is one of the biggest transitions a lot of students will make in their life. the first time leaving your family, leaving your village, your town or your city. having the right pastoral care, well—being and support will mean that in the critical transition phase, students can adapt to their new environment and go on to succeed. benedict cumberbatch and james corden are just two of the british nominees up for an emmy award, which take place in la tomorrow night. it's the first year that the categories are dominated by the streaming service netflix. 0ur los angeles correspondent james cook reports. enemies to the east.
enemies to the west. game of thrones has vanquished them all, winning more emmy awards than any other drama series in tv history. whatever stands in our way... we will defeat it. this year, it leads the field with 22 nominations. did you ever stop to wonder about your actions? westworld, where cowboys meet science fiction, has 21 nominations, including a second supporting actress nod for thandie newton. you're going to take me to my daughter. who knows where westworld's going to go for season three? we certainly have no idea. do you not? no, not at all! i'm having dinner with lisa joy, who's one of our show runners, next week and i'm going to get her very drunk and i'm going to get some dish out of her, yeah! the handmaid's tale,
with its bleak vision of a totalitarian united states, is also a frontrunner again. it won best drama last year. is the handmaid's tale a piece for our times? of course. my goodness, of course. i feel like it's the only piece for our times right now. the other shows are sources of entertainment and inspiration, but i really feel like it holds a mirror up to society and asks hard questions, particularly about women and the roles of women and equality, and so i think it's necessary. somebody help! she will keep hurting people until i catch her! spy thriller killing eve debuted on bbc one last night, but it's already thrilled american audiences, winning a nomination in best drama for sandra oh, a milestone for an asian actress. help me! it can only be great. i mean, it could only be great! to discuss it in any kind of way, i'll leave that to other people because it should be discussed.
but not for me. i'm just happy. in hollywood, the crown remains hugely popular, and it's in the running again. but what's a fascination with the royals? i think we're sort of secretly happy that their life is more miserable than ours, because they live in what we imagine is the gilded cage with everything that you could think of that you'd want to be, princes and kings and queens, they have this incredible lifestyle supposedly, but then you understand that in the middle, they've all the same problems we do. and that's what makes good drama, whether you're in la or the yorkshire dales. so, when i'm in england, iwatch, like, emmerdale and shows like that. you do not! you're an emmerdale fan? me and my mum love all of those. why? they're just — they're very addictive. they know how to write a show, you know. they leave those cliffhangers real good. this annual bafta tea party is a curtain raiserfor the emmys, and very soon, we'll find out who'll be sipping the champagne.
james cook, bbc news, los angeles. now it's time for a look at the weather. we've got some contrasting weather conditions across the country at the moment, we've seen some heavy rain pushed its way out of scotland and northern ireland during the early hours, it's now moving through northern england, wales and south—west england but weakening all the time. to the south and east of that we keep some sunshine and warmth today, a weakening weather front pushes its way into the midlands and into lincolnshire, behind it brightening up with sunny spells and scattered showers into the far north and west with highest values of 14—24 degrees if you keep the sunshine. as we go through the night the cloud will push into the south—east but after that pretty warm day those temperatures will not fall very far. we could see overnight lows of 16 or 17 degrees. it will be a warm start to the day, quite a quiet start to monday but as we go through the later stages of monday, despite a quiet start we will see some very wet
and very windy weather pushing in from the north—west. take care. hello, you're watching bbc news with rachel schofield. let's have a look at the headlines. theresa may has revealed her ‘frustration‘ with the continued speculation over her leadership — as the prime minister defends her brexit plan. at least 30 people are killed by flooding and landslides in the philippines — as typhoon mangkhut closes in on hong kong. meanwhile in the united states, storm florence continues to devastate the east coast with ‘epic amounts of rainfall‘. the liberal democrat leader, sir vince cable calls for the creation of a £100 billion sovereign wealth fund to spread britain's resources more evenly. i'll be back with you at 11am but
110w i'll be back with you at 11am but now a journey into the controversial world of live animal exports. bbc scotla nd world of live animal exports. bbc scotland investigates the dairy industry. it is a controversial trade. these animals are babies. the age that they are when they arrive is three weeks. i go on the trail of cattle trucks across europe. six days, two ferries, five countries.
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