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this is bbc news — the headlines at 11am: as pressure mounts over theresa may's brexit deal. environment secretary michael gove warns of the risks of leaving the eu without a deal. i hope the people have the chance to do over the course of the next nine days is to recognise that we should not make the perfect the enemy of the good. we have got to recognise that if we don't vote for this deal the alternatives are no or no brexit. sir keir starmer says labour would seek to force a general election — if theresa may loses that commons vote on her brexit deal. it seems to me that if the prime minister has lost a vote of that significant then there has to be a question of no confidence in the government. at the 620 summit, the united states and china agree to stop additional tariffs and prevent a further escalation of their trade war. teachers must not be expected to act as substitute parents —
according to the chief inspector of schools. also this hour — representatives from almost 200 countries gather in poland for talks on climate change. the talks will focus on how to limit global temperature rises — and try to breath new life into the paris agreement. the big fight ends in a draw — british boxer tyson fury narrowly fails to take the wbc world heavyweight title from the us champion, deontay wilder. hello, very good morning to you. the shadow brexit secretary, sir keir starmer has warned it is "inevitable" that labour
will call for a vote of no confidence in the government if the prime minister loses the vote on her brexit deal. theresa may is under new pressure on brexit this morning — with demands that she publishes in full the legal guidance she's been given on her withdrawl agreement with the eu. the attorney general will update parliament on the legal advice tomorrow. and speaking to andrew marr a few minutes ago, the environment secretary michael glove warned that if theresa may's deal failed to get through parliament, there was a risk of no brexit at all or a second referendum. with me now is our political correspondent, jonathan blake. let's start off with michael gove. we have had a defence of theresa may's brexit deal with one of the most prominent league campaign is michael gove and someone whose position in the cabinet has looked very precarious when the agreements
was made and then the deal was subsequently agreed with brussels in the last few weeks. he was known to have significant concerns and he has talked about that this morning, saying that he had said a lot of things in private about his concerns with the deal and he reflected long and hard. so effectively saying that he considered resigning over the deal. but he is still there in the cabinet and offending the prime minister's deal. he talks about it this morning as not being perfect. —— defending the prime minister ‘s deal. so something pragmatic whilst admitting that he had concerns with the deal still. i reflected long and hard about this deal but i have concluded, like lots of people, that while it is imperfect, it is the right thing to do. it is because, andrew, i understand and appreciate and feel uncomfortable with parts of this deal but i also understand and appreciate how many of my colleagues feel. one of the things i hope the people will have the chance to do over
the course of the next nine days is to recognise that we should not make the perfect the enemy of the good, we have got to recognise that if we don't vote for this deal the alternatives are no deal or no brexit. that is what michael gove had to say. we have also heard from labour who are assuming the government will lose this boat and preparing for that eventuality. labour have said all along that their preferred option is a general election and we had a clear statement of content this morning from the shadow brexit secretary keir starmer he said that in the immediate aftermath of the vote on the brexit steel that labour would seek to bring a motion of no confidence in the government. it seems to me that there has to be
a question of no confidence in the government will stop it is inevitable we would seek to move that. it depends on what actually happens in nine days and what the responses but if she has lost a vote of this significance after two years of this significance after two years of negotiation then it is right that there should be a general election because but for the fixed term parliament act, the conviction was always that of a government loses what is called a confidence vote, something of such significance, then that government has to go. said keir starmer mentions the parliament act there. there is a two—week period in which the government can come back to their house with a reformed government are a statement of intent and go to another vote. if it wins at it and carry on, if it loses that when parliament is dissolved and
there would follow that there would bea there would follow that there would be a general election. or so a row this morning over the legal advice that the government have had about the brexit steel. why is this so politically sensitive? a good number of mps, particularly brexiteers, believe that the advice given to the government around a backstop elements of the withdrawal agreements, the divorce deal effectively between the eu and britain, that the uk would be tied toa britain, that the uk would be tied to a customs union arrangement indefinitely and it will not be able to pull out of that unilaterally. the government has said it will publish a summary of the legal advice given by the attorney general and infact advice given by the attorney general and in fact the attorney general is due to give a statement at parliament tomorrow. that is not enough for those mps that have concerns and labour calling for the government to publish that advice and if they don't start proceedings to call the government in contempt of parliament which is a serious
charge on something that would set offa charge on something that would set off a series of events which could see certain mps or even member of the government to hold in contempt of parliament and losing their seats. we are not there yet or necessarily anywhere near it but it is going to make an already difficult and complicated week for theresa may even more so. thank you for the moment, jonathan. other other news now... the united states has announced that it's reached an agreement on trade with china after talks at the g20 summit in argentina. president trump met with chinese leader xi jinping and confirmed he will not carry out threats to raise tariffs on chinese goods from 10% to 25%. the relationship is very special,
the relationship i have with president g and it is going to be a primary reason why we will probably end up getting something that will be good for china and is into the united states. translation: it is a great pleasure to have this meeting. only with cooperation between us can we serve the interest of world peace and prosperity. what they came up with was not the suspension of the trade war but a suspension in the excavation of it. for 90 days neither side will not put in new ta riffs neither side will not put in new tariffs and trade wars will not be ramped up. in the meantime, china says it will increase imports of american agricultural products by an unspecified amount as a way of starting to address the trade imbalance. she's
donald trump had called on china to stop the traffic of powerful opioids into his country so the chinese president has said he will make fe nta nyl a president has said he will make fenta nyl a controlled substance. both sides now have three months to work out a solution but the differences remain considerable. most analysts don't expect a com plete most analysts don't expect a complete capitulation from beijing. a major climate change summit gets under way in poland this morning
with representatives from nearly 200 countries attending. although talks officially open on monday, such is the sense of urgency in tackling the problem that negotiators have started work a day early. our environment correspondent matt mcgrath is at the conference — i asked him what those attending are hoping to achieve. there is supposed to be 23,000 people gathering here over the next few days. they have started early because the sense of urgency, i guess, from the scientific reports that have come out in the last few months and also because, quite frankly, they are quite far behind on the work they are trying to do here. three years ago in paris the negotiators in this forum signed the paris climate agreement and there was a great sense of delight and triumph around the world that something at least, at last was being done about climate change. but in the three years since the negotiators here have been trying to work out the rules of how do you put that plan into action. which only comes into effect in 2020. and they have become bogged down. they have got hundreds of pages
of rules, lots of things in dispute. so they are tied up with that and they are trying to make progress here in poland as well as trying to make progress on ambition, which is cutting emissions, which the scientists say there is very little time left to do. and is it in some ways quite unwieldy having so many countries there, so many representatives, all this, frankly, different shades of opinion on the environment and on climate change? it has it has been a very frustrating process for the people in it and for the people reporting on it to be honest. it has been going on for 25 to 30 years and it has made very slow progress. the idea is that it is a common world. we share the environment and everybody‘s voice should be heard. in this process, nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. it is all by consent and by unanimous consent. so it makes it very slow and very deliberate and it gets very bogged down. but, as they constantly say, things have changed. things are moving. things have happened. we have lots of renewable energy now which we didn't have 15 years ago that can be traced to decisions taken here. so it does have an impact.
it is slow and very frustrating for many people in the world. the people involved in it here say, look, it is the only game in town. yeah. it is slow but scientists are warning, or have warned recently, in that key un report that time is starting to run out. yes, that is one of the big pressures here. the fact that the 1.5 report the ipcc put out a couple of months ago is very much in people's minds. that stark figure of having to have our emissions from the current level by 50% essentially by 2030 if we want to keep temperatures rising more than 1.5 degrees a century, that has certainly concentrated minds a great deal. along with that though, of course, there are is political pressure from the likes of president macron and the secretary general of the united nations who are desperate to see some promise, some progress in the major international forum. something that is taking a bit of a bashing in the last couple of years from the likes of president trump. 0ur environment correspondent there. parents should not expect schools
to police children's eating and exercise, or toilet train pupils according to england's chief inspector of education. as our correspondentjenny kumah explained to me earlier, amanda spielman will argue that the answer to the obesity crisis lies in the home, and that parents should not "abdicate responsibility". amanda spielman, she has been in thejob for about two years and she is proving that she is happy to speak out about issues that she feels are and this is really about who is responsible for what you learn and when. and she says that you might think that toilet training is obvious, who is responsible for that, but there are a number of people involved in a child's life. and in her speech later today to teachers and social care professionals she will raise her concerns about where this responsibility lies. and she will make it clear what schools are actually responsible for. so on the issue of knife crime, she feels that the lines are getting blurred. we can have a look at some
of the things she has been saying. she says, while schools can play a role in educating young people about the dangers of knives, they cannot be a panacea for this particular societal ill and it is up to everyone to work together to find a solution. and on the issue of obesity and weight gain, there have been two studies which have shown... ..which have questioned the benefits of school obesity programmes. and she will say that schools can teach children about the importance of healthy eating and exercise. they cannot take over the role of health professionals and the answer lies in the home. parents should not abdicate their responsibility. and she also has criticism for parents who send their children to school, the children are starting school in nappies. they can't use the toilet. and on that she says that toilet training is the role of the parents and that this should not be left to schools. and she will say, only in the most
extreme cases should parents be excused from this most basic of parenting tasks. now, you get the sense that she feels that at the moment to much of the burden of responsibility for a whole range of issues is calling on schools. of issues is falling on schools. the department for education say that they are giving schools the power and investment so that they can keep pupils safe and healthy. president emmanuel macron of france has arrived back in paris for an emergency meeting with senior ministers, after some of the worst rioting in the french capital for years. he began with a trip to the arc de triomphe, after which he met members of the emergency services. more than 250 people were arrested on saturday, during the third weekend in a row of anti—government demonstrations. over a hundred people were injured. the government is considering imposing a state of emergency to prevent further unrest. the headlines on bbc news... more pressure on theresa
may's brexit deal — as sir keir starmer says labour would seek to force a general election — if theresa may loses that commons vote on her brexit deal. at the g20 summit, the united states and china agree to stop additional tariffs and prevent a further escalation of their trade war. schools should not be expected to act as substitute parents and tackle obesity and toilet training — says the head of ofsted. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's 0lly foster. the big fight and all the rest, a lot of football as well. another busy day ahead but we will look back at the fight that happened at about
4:30am this morning. tyson fury is looking for a rematch against deontay wilder after their wbc heavyweight title fight ended in a contentious draw. the american keeps his title. the british fighter appeared to be ahead on points even though he was knocked down twice in the later rounds. that's just swung it towards deontay wilder. ade adedoyin was at the fight in los angeles tyson fury will feel like the moral victor because he has been out of the sport for three years and has only had two fights since his comeback. the two opponents he has faced were oh when they deontay wilder, the wbc champion. and yet tyson fury almost won the fight. but the second knock—down was a clubbing right hand but he somehow got up from the canvas and rallied to look like he hurt deontay wilder towards the end of the round. 0pinion is split on this fight. many world champions suggest that fury should have got the decision. a former
world champion said that they aren't a world was gifted the decision. 0ne thing people are agreed on is that they would like to see a rematch. both fighters say they are open to the idea. anthonyjoshua had wanted to face deontay wilder next year, he may have to wait a bit longer for that. but a terrific fight that lived up to expectations. there were not many people who thought i could come here and box like that after two and a half years out of the ring. it's not been a secret what i have been doing out of the ring. i have been living like a rock star, and that is not a great thing, by the way, because i have had a very low time doing it. i fought back from suicide and mental health and depression and anxiety. and i wanted more than anything tonight to show the world that it can be done. anything is possible with the right mindset. if you believe in yourself, with sacrifice and dedication and the right help, you can come back. it's derby day in the premier
league, arsenal v spurs, liverpool v everton, and they kick off at stamford bridge in the next 45 minutes, chelsea taking on west london neighbours fulham chelsea london neighbours fulham. chelsea lost 3—1 at spurs last weekend , that was their first premier league defeat of the season. a win will ensure that they stay in the top four. fulham are currently bottom of the table. at the moment it is not a big problem but i want to be in the first four at the end of the premier league. we know very well that it is not easy. it is not easy but we have to fight for this target. it is a very important targets to return to the champions league is very important to us.
another difficult match for us. chelsea lost their last match in the premier league. they are very, very hungry. it is a derby and we need points. the qualifying draw for euro 2020 is taking place right now in dublin you can watch it live on the bbc sport website. this is what's happening right now, at the diublin convention centre, uefa have described it as a the most complicated draw they've ever embarked on. 55 nations to be split up. lot's of tip—toeing around political sitiuations "prohibited team clashes", "winter venue restrictions" and "excessive travel restrictions". england among the top seeds, scotland and wales in pot 2 and northern ireland are in among the third seeds. these matches will be played between march and november next year.
a lot of it will be decided by a computer. england and scotland have that insurance policy of a play—off after winning their nations league groups, they can cash that in if next years qualifying doesn't go to plan. it does look complicated, doesn't it? there are actually real people there. there is the trophy they will be playing for. there is pedro pinto from uefa who is emceeing. we would tell you who has got to in the next hour if they should finish it. i will be asking questions in the next hour but it does look, dated. indeed it does. thank you, 0llie. the defence secretary, gavin williamson, has called on the public to report suspicious activity near military sites after a russian tv crew prompted
an alert at an army base. the mail on sunday reported that mr williamson issued the warning after a reporter from channel one was seen outside the berkshire base of 77 brigade. the unit works in social media and psychological operations. theresa may has backed the metropolitan police over their controversial new tactics for stopping moped—riding criminals. scotland yard released dramatic footage last week showing police vehicles knocking suspects off their scooters. the prime minister said that a "robust" response was needed a "robust" response is needed to what she described as a growing problem of people using the vehicles to commit crimes such as bag and phone—snatching. three astronauts will blast off to the international space station on monday, two months after the dramatic failure of a soyuz spacecraft sent the previous crew hurtling back to earth in an emergency capsule. russia suspended all manned flights after the accident — the first of its kind in over 30 years and a blow to moscow's pride
in its space programme. but the soyuz is still the only way for astronauts to reach the space station — which makes space an increasingly rare example of us—russian co—operation. 0ur moscow correspondent sarah rainsford reports. and there is lift—off of the soyuz... this was as routine as it gets in space travel. launch number 137 of the soyuz spacecraft, carrying a russian and an american to the international space station. but moments after blastoff, things went badly wrong. these pictures were released after an investigation by russia's space agency found a problem with the rocket booster system. but it's been hailing the soyuz emergency systems, which catapulted the crew back to earth. now a new team are running through their preparations for the launch. this was their final exam, proving they can handle all procedures and any emergency.
despite the drama last time, nasa's astronaut says she's ready for her maiden flight. it makes us very focused on what we need to do. i think it's made the whole team refocus on the importance of every detail. we're very confident in this vehicle after the incident. russia's space agency boss was confident, too, at this event marking 20 years of the iss. dmitry rogozin outlined bold ambitions in space as he and nasa stressed warm relations despite the cool political climate. i don't see any problem, mr rogozin told me. there is trust. i spoke to president putin about this, and he's glad it's working. the soyuz is currently the only way up to the international space station. a rare example, then, of collaboration between russia and america. both sides say that cosmic collaboration will continue even as relations here on earth become increasingly hostile. russia's proud of its record in space that stems back to the days
of cold war competition. the iss united old rivals, but has that project reaches an end and nasa plans a new station to orbit the moon, russia's role remains unclear. the space programme makes russia as a great power, and sends a political challenge to the russian federation. because how will we cooperate in post—iss era? but this soyuz will head for the iss, its crew reassured that the aborted launch was the first in 35 years. this was their chance to try their own soyuz ahead of the countdown to blastoff. sarah rainsford, bbc news, moscow. workers at a building site in bristol have become the first in the uk to use futuristic exoskeletons. developed in california, the robotic vests were first built to rehabilitate stroke victims. it's now hoped they can help people lift heavier
weights with less strain. 0ur correspondentjoe miller went to see them. a simple screw driven by a mixture of man and machine. this isn't the set of a superhero film, it'sjust a construction site in bristol, staffed by bionic builders. repetitive movement on anyjoints, eventually you feel something. i have tennis elbow at the minute and to be honest, lifting the boards today, it hasn't been too bad at all. this cyborg—like vest was originally built to rehabilitate stroke victims. for the first time in the uk it's being used to reduce the strain of routine overhead work. under my own steam, this can get tiring quite quickly. but transformed into iron man, i can keep doing this all day long with the help of my second skeleton
which is able to support the weight of up to two large bowling balls. they may look like elaborate toys, but exos keleto ns are notjust a gimmick. there's something like 125,000 work—related injuries in construction which is a staggering figure. if the vest can take it away, because it's doing some of the work for them, that's the positive. is this a step towards the robots taking over? i think we are a bit away off that yet. there are new technologies and we know the construction industry needs to modernise. exoskeletons are already hard at work in america, reducing fatigue on ford's busy production lines. not everyone is a fan. some are worried this tech will give bosses an excuse to demand longer hours and push for a later retirement age. and when tested in a battlefield simulation, researchers found exoskeleton wearers
were slower to react. there is no lack of focus back in the west country, where even young workers are keen to embrace their robotic assistants. but exoskeleton tech is still in its infancy, and the next generation of mechanised sidekicks mightjust decide to do away with their masters. joe miller, bbc news, bristol. doctor who starjodie whittaker is to be the latest celebrity to read a cbeebies bedtime story. the actor follows in the footsteps of the likes of sir eltonjohn, dolly parton, david hasselhoff and tom hardy. she'll read the tale of ada twist, a girl on a mission to use science to better understand her world. the story will be shown on the 7th december and jodie whittaker has described the experience as an honour. now it's time for a look at the weather with louise lear.
lots of showers potentially driving in this afternoon moving in from the west. this is the cloud combined at the moment. some of that rain is fairly persistent in the north—west of scotland. the best is in the north east. it was a chilly start and a chilly day. at least there is some sunshine. most of us will have cloudy skies and with a freshening south—westerly winds to drive showers in. now, some of the wind will start to pick up what those sharp showers particularly along the channel. that is worth keeping in mind. gusts in excess of 60 miles an hour. incredibly mild for this time of year in england and scotland. through the night we will continue to seek showers moving their way west to east. we do it all again
tomorrow with the driest and coldest of the weather to the north. further south we have outbreaks of rain but mild. hello this is bbc news. the headlines. sir keir starmer has said labour will seek to call a motion of no confidence in the government if theresa may loses a commons vote on her brexit deal. at the g20 summit, the united states and china agree to stop additional tariffs and prevent a further escalation of their trade war. teachers must not be expected to act as substitute parents — according to the chief inspector of schools. representatives from almost 200 countries gather in poland for talks on climate change. they will focus on how to limit global temperature rises.
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