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this is bbc news. the headlines at 12: the former transport minister, jo johnson, says more ministers may resign over the prime minister's brexit plans, and voters were sold a "false prospectus" in the referendum. we're not going to get greater sovereignty, we're going to cede sovereignty, we're going to lose control over how rules affecting swathes of our economy are shaped. it's not the british parliament that's going to gain control from this, it's the french, german, and european parliaments. heavenly father, please help us. please help us to be safe. driving through the inferno — at least 9 people are killed and a quarter of a million forced to flee their homes — as wildfires burn out of control across california. president trump meets emmanuel macron for talks in paris — ahead of events to mark the centenery of the end of the first world war. here in leicester, thousands of
people are set to march from the city centre to the king power stadium in memory of the five people who died in the tragic helicopter crash two weeks ago. thousands of plug—in hybrid cars bought with government grants are burning as much fuel as regular cars — but drivers still pay less car tax and benefit from free parking. and coming up on click — could robot presenters be the future of tv news? that and all the rest of the tech news in half an hour. the former transport minister, jojohnson, has suggested more ministers could resign over theresa may's brexit plans.
speaking to the bbc a day after his own resignation, mrjohnson repeated his call for another referendum, saying voters had been offered a "false prospectus" and a "fantasy set of promises". he said it was now "up to mps to take a stand", and warned his colleagues were "thinking very hard about it". our political correspondent, tom barton is here. you are listening to that interview, it is striking that sometimes, when ministers resign, they are pulled back from their initial remarks, because they don't want to rock the boat. jojohnson seemed determined to rock the boat as vigorously as he could this morning. he doubled down on his already pretty stringent comments in his resignation statement yesterday. today, he was saying that the deal that appears to be on the table for the british
government is in his view extraordinarily hopeless. he was saying that we need another referendum, because the deal which appears to be on the table is so different from what was promised i brexits campaigners during the referendum, and it would be, in his words, a travesty not to put it to the people. the prime minister has been negotiating the terms of our exit from the european union. they are, in my view and others' views, so radically different from the brexit that that was billed during the referendum, i think it would be a democratic travesty if we did not go back to the people and seek their consent for our departure from the eu on this basis. so different, you say, from what was billed during the referendum, so different from what was the idealised brexit. i have to point out, there is one person that did that — your brother. boris johnson told us what it would be, what you're saying is, i think it appeared to be that he lied, got us to vote for leave, and he had no plan for getting out? in the campaign, there were undoubtedly promises made that have shown to be undeliverable. no one can dispute that.
we were promised a brexit that would enable us to strike trade deals around the world, we are far from that with the deal that the prime minister is going to produce. we were promised a brexit that was going to unleash our economy as a low tax, singaporean tiger on the edge of europe. on the contrary, we are signing up to all the rules and regulations that bind the rest of the eu. is that another way of saying that we were lied to? and we are going to end up... is that another way of saying that we were lied to? we are going to end up ceding sovereignty, not taking back control. look, it was a false prospectus, it was a fantasy set of promises that have been shown up for what they were. we are now faced with the reality of that in the form of the deal the prime minister is about to bring back before parliament. my view is that this is so different from what was billed, it would be a travesty if we don't go back to the people and ask if they do want to exit the eu on this that is a pretty direct challenge to those who supported leave, including
his own brother. we haven't heard from him on camera, but we have heard from another leading brexiteer this morning. an insight into how negotiations are going. liam fox, the international trade secretary, spoke this morning, saying that the government is in the middle of a difficult part of negotiations, saying that the bits that remain to be agreed are very contentious and saying that we may or may not be able to get an agreement. of course, if they do get an agreement, then the big question for theresa may is whether she can get that deal through the house of commons, jo johnson's resignation, along with questions from the dup whether they would support any deal. big questions about whether she will be able to do that. thank you for joining us. joining me is conservative mp, brexit supporter and chair of the european scrutiny committee, sir bill cash. thank you very much for being with
us. thank you very much for being with us. this nice to speak to you this afternoon. let me ask you first of all, whenjo afternoon. let me ask you first of all, when jo johnson says afternoon. let me ask you first of all, whenjojohnson says he worries about having less control if a deal was done with the eu on the terms of oui’ was done with the eu on the terms of our —— the times that i suggested at the moment, that we have at the moment as memories of the eu, what is your view on that? it is simple, in fact, i put out a pamphlet on the eu foundation website last night, which sets all this out. the reality is, andl which sets all this out. the reality is, and i am chairman of the eu scrutiny committee, and i have been on that community for 33 years, and i know how laws are made. and the prime minister, i raised with her the very question, what you said in lancaster house is that we do not truly leave the eu unless we gain
control of our laws. i said, you cannot possibly claim that the chequers deal in fact gives us back control of these laws. so i understand entirely what jo johnson means and if i may say so, i think he has largely been looking at the things that people are saying and writing about this. he has reached a different conclusion, his conclusion is that don't go out, stay in, because it may not be an ideal option, but it is the least worst option? you're so right. that it is dilemma and that is what i pointed out in the pamphlet. the reality is that by staying in the eu, whether it is by way of a referendum or literally by staying in and not going through the current arrangements, what we will be doing is surrendering ourselves to the problem which exists already, which is that in the eu council of ministers, where the laws are made, those decisions are made on a system
which is not only undemocratic, but is deliberately so. we have lived with it for a0 years and we've made it work. in those circumstances, is it work. in those circumstances, is it better? is that better, however unattractive it is, does not apply to the church, democracy is a terrible way of doing it, but it is the least terrible way of doing it? this is not democracy, that is the point i'm making. decisions are taken behind closed doors, and i point out that without a transcript, nobody knows what is going on in the meetings, it is either done by majority vote and normally it isn't, it is done by a consensus, because they know what the decisions are going to be before they get them wrong. the thing to take on board is that this goes on across the board of all the deflation made by the eu. some of it is actually made and delegated to the people and diplomats round the table, who decide these matters in the
committee of permanent representatives. so for practical purposes, we are being governed and the laws are being imposed upon us and the existing system, which if we we re and the existing system, which if we were to remain in the european union would still apply to us. the problem with the chequers deal, asjo johnson points out, and i have been saying for years and years, is the fa ct saying for years and years, is the fact that under these arrangements and particularly since chequers and the common rule book, they didn't have proper consultation, in fact they had none. the reality is that those decisions at chequers are themselves completely unacceptable for all those reasons, too. we will have been locked into decisions by the other 27. given what you said about balancing the cabinet into the chequers agreement, and given what jojohnson has said about this being the worst display of statecraft by a british government since the sewage crisis, why is theresa may still leader of the conservative party and prime minister? i have made my
position absolutely clear and i said to her about ten days ago, how can you possibly claim that we will be in control of our laws and these arrangements? what she effectively said to me is that, if you look at the answer, you can't find out what people have said in the european union. the reality is that she said, british manufacturing, they said they wanted this. this is the thing we are up they wanted this. this is the thing we are up against and it is not an answer to the real question which the british people voted for in the biggest historic vote of all time and when they said they wanted to leave the eu. frankly, a lot of the other matters about trade deals and about the backstop and northern ireland, all the other economic questions, i subsidiary, ireland, all the other economic questions, isubsidiary, but ireland, all the other economic questions, i subsidiary, but they are very important to the fundamental question, do you control your laws? because if you get control of your laws, then you can comply with the wishes of the
general election electorate and you can comply with the referendum itself. that is what the vote was all about and it is about democratic self—government. if i may say so, looking at tomorrow, remembrance day and the armistice commemorations, thatis and the armistice commemorations, that is what people thought and died for. that is a big question, that is why it is so important, that is why we have to get control of our laws? thank you for talking to us. we have some breaking news from sheffield and it is about an accident following a collision in sheffield late last night. four people have died, just after 8:50pm last night. a black car was travelling along a main road when it was involved in a collision. the people carrier was preparing to turn
right. prior to the collision, according to the police, the golf had been involved in a proceed with a police vehicle. three men travelling in this car had been arrested and are in custody. two men, the driver and a woman, or driving in the people carrier, were pronounced dead at the scene. a one—year—old boy was also in the people carrier and he died in hospital. the accident took place following a police pursuit. there is no suggestion at this stage that the police itself was the cause of this collision. that will be the subject ofan collision. that will be the subject of an investigation and as police say, they are questioning three men aged 23, i7 say, they are questioning three men aged 23,17 and 18, who were in the books i can golf, which was under police pursuit before the accident. those who died in the people carrier we re those who died in the people carrier were aged 35 and 50, those with the men, and a a0 rolled —— a1—year—old
woman and a one—year—old boy. president trump has played down a row over defence spending in a meeting with the french president emmanuel macron in paris ahead of commemorations to mark the centenary of the end of the first world war. president trump told president macron it was "only fair" that other countries helped to boost defence spending to ease the burden on the united states. mr macron agreed. last night mr trump rebuked the french president, who'd called for a european army, to protect the eu from china, russia — and even the united states. later this afternoon, mr macron, and the german chancellor, angela merkel, will visit the forest clearing where the armistice was signed to end the conflict. a short while ago, our paris correspondent hugh schofield said that the us president may have chosen to deliberately misinterprate mr macron's comments. so often, when you report these things, you realise there is a nuance between the spoken and
written word. written down, it looked a very blunt or stop he did utter the words to protect ourselves against china, russia and the us. when you hear the interview as a whole, you understand that he is not reading the us in the same bracket as china and russia. he is saying, given what is happening in the us and its unilateral tendencies away from withdrawing from the nuclear treaty, we or 11, therefore we need more of our own protection. that is what is saying. —— we are alone. in the white house, they chose to misinterpret it. surely, the smallest of the dramatic antenna would have required that they look at ita would have required that they look at it a bit more on what was meant behind macron's utterance. donald trump chose to overly misinterpret it and to assume it meant what it baldly did in words. i think that was deliberate. he arrived here in paris all guns blazing and put
macron on the defensive, say to france and europe, i am macron on the defensive, say to france and europe, iam president trump, iam france and europe, iam president trump, i am here. france and europe, iam president trump, iam here. but when france and europe, iam president trump, i am here. but when the two men met, it was very quickly cleared up. they had to say to each other was, that was a misunderstanding, of course i don't think america is liable to invade us. this is what i meant, and then they were able to agree that actually, on the issue of more european spending, they are on the same track. so it was a full row, but it was not a full trial in the sense that it was deliberately created by donald trump. ——. row. intense wildfires are sweeping through parts of california, destroying thousands of buildings, forcing the evacuation of entire towns, and — so far — claiming the lives of at least nine people. officials say at least five people were found dead in their cars in butte county, northern california, where fire has devastated the town of paradise. almost all the wooden built buildings have been turned to ashes. it's now threatening areas to the north of the town. further south, more
than 150,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. 0ur correspondent james cook sent us this report from paradise, california. the devastation here in paradise is almost complete. houses for block after block have been destroyed. it is actually quite difficult to identify a lot of the debris that is lying around. such was the intense ferocity of this blaze. para cables are down, trees, as you can see, are down and still smouldering. we have seen a few emergency workers here, we have seen police picking through the rubble, checking. soon we expect search teams to come through and look to see if anyone was left here. there are concerns that people are missing. it is eerie and frankly pretty awful to be walking here in the ashes of peoples lives. we have seen some activity from para crews who are here trying to make this area a little safer. there are para cables down all around.
as we drove in, we had to be careful, weaving around them. and that was a para company car driving past us just now. as you can see, it is a really bad mess here. 27,000 people lived in paradise. as they fled from this community, which is on a ridge, they were jammed onto roads that were not designed to get people out in a hurry. some people had to abandon their cars and flee on foot with children and animals in their arms, carrying their pets. not all of them got out, unfortunately, we are learning about bodies that have been found in the charred cards and the fear is that we will hear about more of that in the coming days. james cook reporting from paradise in california. the headlines on bbc news: four people have died including a one—year—old baby after a people carrier was hit by a car in sheffield. prior to the collision,
the car had been pursued by police. three men have been arrested. after his shock resignation, former transport ministerjo johnson insists he's not seeking the removal of theresa may — but takes another swipe at the prospective brexit deal. president trump meets emmanuel macron for talks in paris — ahead of events to mark the centenery of the end of the first world war. leicester city are playing their first home game today since the club's billionaire thai owner and four other people died in a helicopter crash two weeks ago. thousands of fans are planning to walk together from the city centre to the stadium, to honour vichai srivaddhanaprabha. let's talk to navtej johal who's at the king power stadium in leicester. iam here i am here in leicester, in the city centre. after two weeks of mourning,
today represents a chance for these fa ns to today represents a chance for these fans to show their solidarity, to do what football fans do best and support their club, their city and to pay respect to the five people who died in the tragic helicopter crash, including the owner of leicester city football club, vichai srivaddhanaprabha. the man he was so instrumental in helping the club ove rco m e instrumental in helping the club overcome the odds of 5000—1, to win the premier league in 2016. it is in reference to that achievement that this march has been dubbed the 5000-1 this march has been dubbed the 5000—1 march. this march has been dubbed the 5000-1 march. it this march has been dubbed the 5000—1 march. it will start here in jubilee square, leaving in around 30 minutes' time and wind its way for one mile to the king power stadium, the home of leicester city. we think that the march will have 20,000 people taking part. let's speak to some of the people who will be joining these march. we are speaking to three generations of leicester city fans. we have ian, why did you
wa nt to ta ke city fans. we have ian, why did you want to take part of a? i've been a long life city fan for many years. there have been good times, we won the premiership, and then i went to cardiff as well and showed my respect to the owner. you have your kids here with you at the moment, why did you want to bring them today? it's important that they understand everything that has gone on. we were here for the good, we wa nt on. we were here for the good, we want to be here for the bad, we show our respect and it is part of being the —— part of the club and family. what has the mood been around leicester and fans? it was quite low, everyone felt it in the heart, but i think it is a community, everyone has pulled together and it isa everyone has pulled together and it is a family. everyone is here together, it's nice. lot of ways to commemorate vichai srivaddhanaprabha, what is going to be his legacy for you and the other
fans? the legacy is winning the championship, but not only that, it isa family championship, but not only that, it is a family feel. he certainly brought the family feel to the club. i never actually met him, but you always felt like you knew him, that is the strange thing. he always felt like he was approachable and you just knew him, with a lot of the other clubs, you don't mix with the managers, and it was great. it will bea managers, and it was great. it will be a sad thing that he is not there today. thank you so much for your time. we are expecting a tribute video to be shown at the stadium today and the fans will have commemorative programmes and there will also be a two minute silence before the game as well, remembering the five victims of the crash and of course servicemen and women who died in conflicts past and present. there will be a more permanent memorial to
vichai srivaddhanaprabha, a statue announced yesterday will be arranged outside the stadium by leicester city as well. thank you very much. thousands of plug—in hybrid cars bought with government grants are burning as much fuel as regular cars, according to new research shown to the bbc. data shows that many drivers never charge their vehicles and rely instead on their petrol or diesel engines. subsidies for new plug—ins were scrapped last month, but drivers still pay less car tax and benefit from free parking. joe miller has more. tech workerjosh can't remember the last time he filled up a tank of petrol. thanks to a subsidised charging point, his plug—in hybrid has enough electric power to do the school run or pick up groceries. butjosh might be the exception. the vast majority of plug—ins are sold to commercial fleets whose drivers are not as diligent. when they're regularly charged, plug—in hybrids should be able to do around 130 miles per gallon of fuel.
but data compiled for the bbc shows that many such cars bought by large companies with the help of government grants were only doing about a0 miles per gallon. in other words, they were about as efficient as your regular petrol motor. for seven years, buyers of plug—in hybrids were entitled to a subsidy of up to £a,500, but this incentive has sometimes backfired. there are actually some examples where employees aren't actually charging these vehicles up and the charge cable is still in the boot, in a cellophane wrapper, not actually doing anything while the company and employee are going in and out of petrol stations all the time, paying for all this additional fuel when the vehicles could be quite easily charged up. it's ridiculous. the miles consultancy says more charging points would help prevent such misuse, but the trade body that represents fleets says higher taxes on diesel cars are to blame.
we've unfortunately got a situation where a poorly designed tax regime is driving poor behaviours. we've got some situations where company drivers are choosing a vehicle based on tax liability rather than the right vehicle for the rightjob. the government says it still believes plug—in hybrids bring significant environmental benefits, but the uk's plan to reduce emissions will depend more on drivers like josh. joe miller, bbc news. tomorrow, bells will be rung across the world to commemorate the anniversary of the end of the first world war. a church in northern ireland has had bells specially installed for the occasion — and new bell ringers recruited and trained. 0ur correspondent, chris page, has been to the parish church of kilmood in county down. a century—old tradition brought to this church for the first time. to commemorate the events of 100 years ago.
never before has this sonic splendour run through saint mary's through saint mary's parish and the church hopes it will bring together families, communities and generations. on sunday, we will be lighting a beacon here, as there will be many across the uk. we will have a bugler and we will be ringing the bells as well, because bells were never rung during the great war and the 11th of november is the first time they were rung, so that is what we will do with our armistice bells. when the bells peeled in 1918, everyone knew the fighting was over. that sound will be recreated worldwide for the centenary. in kilmood, there has been months of planning. six bells have been installed in this tower. but before the bells are rung into action, the ringers have been learning the ropes. according to the teacher at bangor parish, it is far from easy. it's to do with the rhythm and coordination, which some people take longer to get to grips with.
which is why this can take months, years, depending on the individual. however, these ringers are now fully qualified and are making their debut this weekend. the church wants to look ahead as well as back. phase two is welcoming schools from right across the community to learn about the great war and also to learn about the art of bell—ringing. hopefully also to encourage kids to think about the things that make for peace. the hope is the bells will have a lasting legacy, reminding people of the value of reconciliation and the cost of conflict. now it's time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes. this weekend, it is a weekend of
sunny spells and passing and heavy blustery showers. don't be fooled by the finds out that many of us have seen today this is the scene in greater london earlier today. the shower clouds are already building, and these have been widespread, but also thundery in places, across wales and south—west england, and you can see the clouds working in here on the satellite picture. after a dry and sunny start to the day elsewhere, the showers will become increasingly widespread as we look at the forecast into the afternoon. through the morning, the showers will get across the midlands and central and southern england, this poor —— before spreading into the south—east. though the england will see the fewest of the showers across this part of the world as we go into the afternoon. it might well say mainly dry and showers later in the day. northern ireland probably won't see too many showers. they will be sliding up the irish sea, affecting the isle of man and perhaps one to four coastal paths of antrim and down. later, showers will get into
the scottish borders, but apart from that, north and north—east in areas of scotla nd that, north and north—east in areas of scotland should stay mainly dry. temperatures are on the mild side wherever you are, between 11 and 1a degrees full stop blustery wind will continue to bring large waves to the coast and we could see some localised coastal flooding. 0vernight, heavy showers and thunderstorms will continue, particularly wet across the south—east of england —— south—west of england. temperatures in london down to 10 degrees and four or five in edinburgh in newcastle. here is the weather picture for remembrance sunday. the low pressure is still sat to the west of the uk, but weather—wise, it will be a similar day full stop sunshine and showers, and the westerly wind will ensure that the majority of the showers will be affecting southern and western areas. with the low—pressure edging a bit closer to northern ireland, there is a greater chance of seeing some downpours working in here through the day, particularly to affect western counties. it will stay mild, temperatures between ten
and 1a degrees once again, and the blustery winds will ensure the showers moved across the sky is pretty quickly. there will be some sunshine for all us at some point. showery weather continues into next week, it will stay mild, 16 degrees in london possible by thursday, it should be about 11 at this time of year. hello, this is bbc news with me, shaun ley. the headlines... four people have died including a one—year—old baby after a people carrier was hit by a car involved in a police chase in sheffield. three men have been arrested. after his shock resignation, former transport ministerjo johnson insists he's not seeking the removal of theresa may — but takes another swipe at the prospective brexit deal. president trump meets emmanuel macron for talks in paris — ahead of events to mark the centenery of the end of the first world war. at least nine people are killed and a quarter of a million forced to flee their homes — as wildfires burn out of control across california. time for a look at the sport...
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