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this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 8:00. technical problems leave millions of 02 customers unable to access the internet on their phones. unable to use our mobile systems to contact any engineers at all. so everyone has just had to dial toll today. a lot of money lost. in the commons, the third day of brexit debate has just ended — as theresa may signals mps could get the power to decide on the controversial irish—border backstop. the helicopter crash which killed leicester city's owner and four others is blamed on a mechanical fault. britain's biggest gambling companies agree to stop advertising on television during live sports broadcasts. let me make this extremely clear. bullying is unacceptable. especially in my household. and the father in the us who made his daughter walk five miles to school
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as a punishment for bullying. good evening. millions of people across the uk have been unable to access the internet all day from their smartphones, after the 02 network was hit by technical problems this morning. many have also been unable to make or receive calls. 02 has 25 million customers. it also provides services for other networks including sky and tesco. a software issue has been blamed for the problems. 02 has apologised and says its engineers are working extremely hard to restore services. our technology correspondent, rory cellan—jones, reports on how
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it's affected customers. i run a plumbing and heating company out of tunbridge wells. it's just been impossible to get through to any of my customers. i am an insulin—dependent diabetic, i am in a wheelchair and i can't contact anyone if i have a fall or if i need anything. so it's been quite difficult. i have had bids today on ebay this morning. i couldn't do those bids because the 02 network was down. it's been all day today. i've lost them bids. the data breakdown began in the early hours and soon 02 customers across the country found they couldn't connect. in manchester's christmas markets, people and businesses faced frustration. none of my messages have sent. i've got no data, i can't make any calls. this store's card payment machine wasn't working. we're going to get people who haven't got the ready cash on them, which is more and more people these days. and we're going to lose a bit of custom, i suspect. it is hard to say how
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much at this stage. but it's there for a reason and people like to use it. hey, siri. these days, when we expect to be connected to the internet 24—7, even when we're out and about, any interruption can be really frustrating. but there are all sorts of services that are now dependent on mobile networks and they too are affected. the london bus arrival screen uses 02 and was out of action. uber drivers and other workers dependent on mobile apps have lost money today. besieged by angry customers, 02 put up a message online, saying... it later emerged that the third party was the swedish telecoms firm ericsson, and other mobile operators around the world were affected. it's a digital catastrophe of the 21st century. we are out of internet,
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out of services, out of our loved ones nearby, out of capacity of payments, of calling a taxi, an uber, out of everything. 02, like its rivals, promises a world where we're seamlessly connected to the internet. when that goes wrong, it becomes obvious how dependent we are on the mobile computers we carry everywhere. rory cellan—jones, bbc news. well, when 02 customers did manage to access the internet, many took to social media to vent their frustration... jonathan ansell, from the band, ga, says... ellie joyce says...
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and comedian paddy raff compared the outage to the northern ireland assembly — tweeting. .. well let's speak to someone whose business has been affected by 02's data problems today. kevin harris is the director of metro cars, a private taxi firm in harlow, essex. how much reliance does your business
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have on using 02 data? we rely 10096 on all to data streaming? 0f have on using 02 data? we rely 10096 on all to data streaming? of course today we haven't been able to service anybody. the whole system has been down. you speak to your drivers or you contact your driver is using the data. do you use that as part of the apps as well? basically all thejobs as part of the apps as well? basically all the jobs coming via telephone, since that telephone systems is the dispatch via data, so we have not had any communication. we need our vehicles and we've been trying to do things over telephone. of course that has jammed everything up. ithink of course that has jammed everything up. i think we have received something like 6400 complaints today so something like 6400 complaints today so far. people stranded everywhere, we have not been able to get people to the airports to go on holiday. we have not been able to build up vulnerable children or vulnerable people or absolutely anybody. it is com pletely people or absolutely anybody. it is completely shut us down all day? you feeling, kevin? stressed, tired. been up since 5:30am. we have
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actually gone out and had to purchase loads of ee contracts and start taking all our vehicles over to be ee network so we can carry on. reply to be doing that possibly over the next three days because we have not got any notion as to when the 02 network is going to come back up again. 0k, kevin harris speaking to us. again. 0k, kevin harris speaking to us. director of metro cars. thank you very much for that. and of course we have had confirmation from the director of 02 who has said that hopefully these services will be restored tomorrow morning. mark evans is the chief executive of telefonica uk, which is the parent company of 02. speaking a little earlier, he asked his customers to be patient, but insisted their service would be restored. the first thing i want to say is sorry. but i also want to reassure them. we've been working around—the—clock to identify the problem. we have done precisely that.
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we know it's a software issue. it's impacted an ericsson component, which has impacted networks across the globe — injapan, in china and of course here in the uk. and we are slowly but surely starting the restoration of our network so that we can get back to a full recovery by tomorrow morning. well, we can speak now for more on this story to karen egan, who's a telecoms analyst at enders analysis, a firm which specialises in the mobile and telecommunications industry. thank you for coming in to speak to us. thank you for coming in to speak to us. how significant is this outage? in pr terms it is very bad news for 02. it is fair to say these outages are not unprecedented. there are reasonably frequent outages. that affect individual areas of the country. 0nes which affect the
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entire network are reasonably rare. the last one was back six years ago, affecting the 02 network then. in the technical world, obviously they wa nt lots the technical world, obviously they want lots of tests. erickson would runa want lots of tests. erickson would run a test of its new software before the upgrade. —— ericsson. 02 would run a test within a closed test environment. how do you think it would not? it is very difficult to say. today when ericsson said that it was indeed their equipment that it was indeed their equipment that led to the outage, it seems that led to the outage, it seems that it was equipment that manages data traffic. it was a software upgrade. they have now reverted to the old version of the software they we re the old version of the software they were using and that seems to have solved the problem for now. it seems to bea solved the problem for now. it seems to be a glitch in the software. the softwa re to be a glitch in the software. the software has millions of lines of code. i guess ericsson tested it, but in real—life conditions for some reason it did not work. what you describe there is the back—up system
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plan, where something goes wrong and there is an outage you default back to the last working system. what you think it would have taken them so long to do that? you heard their customers, they have lost a days worth of business. is it normal for something to take that long to be identified and to be rectified?” suppose it is on a global scale. it is not something that is a quick and easy fix, and even with today's technology it is hard to kind of transmit this software around the globe in a very short period of time. i dare say there were attempts to make the new software work. and to make the new software work. and to check that they could not quickly fix that before deciding ultimately to just revert to the old one for the time being. this happened and ericsson around the london olympics as well, they were involved in a similar outage in the build—up to it. what damage does it do to a like
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ericsson? for ericsson, their customers are the mobile operators themselves. 0bviously for mobile operators this can potentially be quite damaging to their reputation. they are reliant on the promises made by ericsson and i suppose it will make those mobile operators think twice about whether to use ericsson again. it is fair to say, they were behind the last problems that 02 had. very quickly. we have heard about data breaches. this is essentially a network security issue. how difficult is it to integrate all these systems were so reliant on them, and we're hearing now about this supplier and that supply are all coming together to make our network run smoothly, how difficult an operation is it, that process ? difficult an operation is it, that process? is fair to say it is a more fragmented market than it was many yea rs fragmented market than it was many years ago. the level of sophistication is increasing. that should make ultimately, make the
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networks more robust and more reliable. but i suppose particularly the transition to more and more softwa re the transition to more and more software and less reliant on hardware and a myriad of suppliers can create the kind of issues that we're dealing with today. 0k. karen egan, thank you so much for that. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:40 and 11:30 this evening in the papers. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are tom mctague, the chief uk political correspondent for politico, and rachel cunliffe, who's the comment and features editor at cityam. i hope you canjoin us for i hope you can join us for that. the prime minister has indicated that mps could be given a say on whether to extend the transition period after brexit — or activate the so—called ‘backstop' arrangements — designed to stop the return of physical checks on the irish border, if no trade deal is agreed. but opponents within her own party
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fear the measure could tie the uk to the eu indefinitely. here's our political editor, laura kuenssberg — and her report does contain flash photography. is there a compromise coming on the backstop? they need more than a wink to make this work. we'll see, the attorney general says. could the prime minister pull the vote? remember, the brexit deal is unpopular, even with this lot, because of a so—called backstop, the promise that avoids a hard border in northern ireland if there isn't a trade deal. so the prime minister arrived in the radio studio this morning, with a compromise. i recognise there are concerns from colleagues about the role of parliament, about the sovereignty of the uk in relation to that issue. so i'm talking to colleagues about how parliament might have, and how we can look at parliament having a role, going into that, if you like, and the coming out. she might give mps an extra vote to choose whether to keep the status quo, the so—called transition period, or parliament having to renew the backstop every year.
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the fuss is all about the backstop, the guarantee of no hard border on the island of ireland, that would leave northern ireland more closely tied to the eu than the rest of us. that's what is putting off so many tory backbenchers from backing the prime minister's compromise. so what number 10 is trying to do now is wave around an olive branch that could give this place more say over how it works. but the eu is sceptical, and for now it's not winning many people round. it is a red herring. however superficially attractive it might seem, it will have no force whatsoever in this context. can there be a change of heart? i doubt it very much, but you never know what you're going to hear, do you? dozens and dozens of the prime minister's own mps are set against her compromise. there will be dragons, i expect. so the government has invited them to meetings to spell out what might happen if we leave the eu with no
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deal at all. a helpful meeting. but listen to the influential chair of the tories' backbenchers, who think the pm might have to delay the vote if she cannot sort out the backstop. if that question can be answered in the course of the next few days, all well and good. if it can't, i certainly would welcome the vote being deferred until such time as we can answer that question. three, two, one! number 10 won't be moved right now, from the countdown to the vote on tuesday. # 0, come all ye faithful... her party seems set to sink her deal. and that might even bring down her government. have you got a christmas wish, prime minister? i wish everybody a very happy and peaceful christmas. theresa may's wish for a happy and peaceful christmas seems unlikely to come to pass. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, westminster. well let's cross to westminster now where we can get the latest on today's events from our political
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correspondent, alex forsyth. today has been another difficult day of debate in the house of commons as mps have been chewing over the details of that brexit deal. while some have been supporters of the prime minister, it is important to say that there are forces on the tory benches who are advocating this deal. there are also a series of voices from both sides of the house for people who just say they're not going to go for it. he does not seem so far that despite all the effort the prime minister has put into this process that she has managed to my managed to shift the dial. liam fox closed the debate in the house of commons today. and he echoed what the prime minister has been saying drought. this might not be the best deal but is the best deal the uk is going to get. it is a compromise that gave delivers on the referendum result. this is what liam fox to say. do i think that the agreement is perfect?
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no, i don't. did i think it would be perfect? no, i did it. but does it do enough to get us out of the european union? this it does. and for those who want another referendum, let'sjust be very clear that the one thing that will not be on offer in any further referendum, as was not on offer at the last referendum, is to get the status quo. the status quo has never been on offer. this is a dynamic progression in the european union. the eu is committed, as it has been since the treaty of rome, to ever closer union. and we wish our european friends well in this endeavour. but it is not the right course for britain. we've been hearing from a lot of people there. what aboutjeremy corbyn? the labour leader is written an article in the guardian. it has appeared on the paper's website already. he is restating really labour‘s position that they are not going to support theresa may's deal.
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whatjeremy corbyn says is that he thinks that the government is presenting a false choice between the prime minister's deal or no deal or no brexit. he claims that labour could renegotiate something better. a comprehensive customs union with full access to the single market. safety say the government is clear and the eu has been pretty clear. the negotiations have gone as far as they can. nonetheless that has not stopped jeremy corbyn advocating his position in that respect. he also interestingly talks about what happens if theresa may's deal does fall when he goes to the house of commons next tuesday which is looking increasingly likely. i can to you that unless mr speculation is rife about what might happen in the bottom—line is no one really knows, but with the labour leader is saying is they will press for a general election. if that was not a possibility, if they did not do that through the house of parliament and all options were on the table including a possible second public vote. but the real problem with that is that nobody so far seems to be able to agree on what that vote would be on, so i think we are still
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really now. a few days away from the crucial votes of the comments donna comments about what might happen over the course of next week. alex, thank you. sport now...and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, sport centre, here's azi farni. ralph hasenhuttl says he's not frightened by the challenge of trying to get southampton out of the premier league relegation zone. the austrian has signed a 2 and a half year deal to replace mark hughes, with saints third from bottom after only one win so far this season. speaking at his first press conference this afternoon, hasenhuttl claims that his goal is to get his name known in the premier league — and that the history and philosophy of the club fits his, almost perfectly. it is a big challenge for me, but a logical next step in my career.
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it is my goal to get my name known here in the premier league, and a few successful years in germany, and when i leave leipzig in summer, i was thinking about my next step. jurgen klopp had said some of the tackles in last night's match at burnley were "like ten—pin bowling" — and now liverpool have confirmed thatjoe gomez has fractured his leg, after being carried off in the first half after a challenge with ben mee. liverpool say he could be out for 6 weeks — depending on how he recovers. klopp said after the game that the referee could have done more to put a stop to such challenges: the challenges from the beginning, the sliding tackling on the wet ground, the referee should have said something earlier. i told mr dean if you don't say be careful, they do it and do it and do it until something happens, and exactly that happen. i don't know if it is a foul or not, but on wet grass you cannot judge the tempo, nothing, you put him away, and the injury threat is massive.
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meanwhile, bournemouth‘s lewis cook will be out for the rest of the season. the england midfielder ruptured a ligament in his knee during bournemouth‘s 2—1win over huddersfield on tuesday. it's throught he will be out for between six and nine months. championship side reading have sacked paul clement after nine months as their manager. clement took over in time to help them secure their place in the second tier at the end of last season. but now the club are just outside the relegation zone on goal difference, having managed only 5 wins from 22 league and cup games so far. there's been a couple of surprise exits at the uk snooker championship in york. former champion judd trump has been knocked out. the world number five came in as one of the favourites but was beaten byjoe perry 6 frames to 4. perry will now play tom ford in the quarter—finals tomorrow. and on the other table, two—time champion ding junhui was beaten 6—4 by englishman martin
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0'donnell. he'll now face defending champion ronnie 0'sullivan in the quarter—finals. i'm very proud really of how i closed the matt schaub. it's been nipped and tucked probably a bit of a scrappy affair today. it will be fairto a scrappy affair today. it will be fair to say he didn't play his a—game obviously. but i was just hanging on and fighting out there andi hanging on and fighting out there and i got better as the match went on. and we can go live to the barbican theatre now where world number 6 barry hawkins is taking on kyren wilson in the last 16. wilson is currently leading to frames to one there. and on the other table it's england's stuart bingham against thailand's sunny akani — the lead is 3 frames.. full coverage right now on the red button and bbc sport website. and the referee in the tyson fury —
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deontay wilder draw insists his 10 second count in the final round, when fury had been knocked down, wasn't slow. the british boxer beat the count which has been debated heavily in the days since. jack reiss has admitted he wanted to give fury ‘every opportunity‘. he said... "i took my time but that's not to say i stalled it, "like these knuckleheads are saying." that's all the sport for now. i'll have more for you in sportsday at 10:30. thank you. at least 40 motorists convicted of drug—driving offences have been cleared after evidence of manipulation was found in the forensic testing process. the motorists were banned from driving and in some cases fined, but their convictions have since been overturned. about 10,500 test results are being reviewed after data was allegedly manipulated at randox testing services. let's talk to andrew petherbridge, head of civil liberties specialists at hudgell solicitors, who represent 35 individuals who were wrongfully convicted.
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tell us a little bit about some of the cases, or what you can tell us. 0ur the cases, or what you can tell us. our people have been affected by these wrongful convictions? we have a number of clients who have been through the criminaljustice process and on the back of forensic results where objects of offences, nearly driving offences and it particular allegations that there were prescribed minutes while striving. what has come to light more recently from lines received from the crown prosecution service was that the forensic test results was to be prosecution relied on for those convictions appear to be incorrect, it was such that it cannot be relied upon. 35 of our clients have had
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their convictions overturned. they're not looking for answers. but of course during the intervening period between the convention there has been a massive impact on their lives. not only have they been to the camilla justice process, but they have suffered financially because some of them have not been able to drive, some have been fined. but they have also had to carry the stigma of the fact that they have been through the criminal process. and being convicted. your organisation is looking for what you have described as legal redress. what exactly are you hoping to get in terms of compensation? first and foremost, all my clients i have spoken to have instructed us because they want first of all answers as to why this happened to them. they want to be able to clear their name. and off the back of that were appropriate, to be compensated for any financial losses that they have suffered. you are representing some 35 individuals. we understand ten and a half thousand cases have been
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reopened since 2014. are we going to see more cases coming to light? how widespread is it going to be, or has it been rather across the country? 0ur it been rather across the country? our clients are based across the country. 42, 40 three police forces we re country. 42, 40 three police forces were as doctors are carrying out these tests with randox. what does it say about forensic testing and public confidence? very hard to argue for a member of the public to argue for a member of the public to argue against science. that is it exactly. i think confidence is the key word here. the criminaljustice system, the public has to be confident in that. as been seen as reason, most of the gram ofjustice system has been rocked by issues involving disclosure. this is another issue or notjust one or two people but potentially hundreds or maybe thousands of people have been wrongly affected by this. we're going to leave it there for now. thank you very much. head of civil liberties at hudgell solicitors. bbc news has approached randox testing services
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and invited them to speak to us for an interview. they declined but have issued a statement which says... that was a statement from randox testing services there. air accident investigators say the helicopter involved in a crash which killed the owner of leicester city spun out of control — after the pilot's pedals became disconnected from the tail rotor. they're still trying to establish what caused the failure. investigators have released this diagram showing the mechanism connecting the helicopter‘s tail rotor blades with the pilot's pedals had become disconnected. this meant the aircraft turned uncontrollably to the right. duncan kennedy reports. it was just after the helicopter left leicester's king p0wer
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stadium that it crashed. the five people on board were killed. they included leicester's owner vichai srivaddhanaprabha who was as devoted to the club as the club's fans were to him. their shock developed into this response. flowers, cards and questions. now an interim report into the crash has concluded that there was a mechanical disconnect between the pilot's pedal and the rear rotor blade that in turn appears to rule out pilot error. singing. today, the pilot and his copilot were remembered at a memorial service in guildford cathedral, in front of 1000 family and friends. eric swaffer and izabela roza lechowicz were also partners in life, had long jumpers around the world. —— in life, had flown choppers around the world.
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eric howes my mother debra spoke about the accident for the first time today. and recalled the man recalled the moment of the crash. i knew before i was told, before the police arrived, i knew. i knew what had happened. and its left an enormous hole in our lives. an enormous hole in our lives. father in heaven... today's service brought everyone from leicester fans to aviation colleagues. a moment of reflection for two pilots and three others who died following their passions for flying and football. duncan kennedy, bbc news in guilfourd. the uk's top gambling companies have voluntarily agreed to stop advertising during live sporting broadcasts. the remote gambling association, which includes, "bet—365, ladbrokes and paddy power", came under political pressure over how much betting advertising is on tv. it's believed the ban could be in force as early as later this month. two former tesco directors have been cleared of false accounting.
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they were acquitted of fraud and false accounting after a judge dismissed their case due to lack of evidence. the case related to an alleged hole in tesco's accounts. in 2014 the company told the stock market it had overestimated profits. the announcement wiped £1.5 billion off the value of tesco in one day. the labour party in wales has elected a new leader. mark drakeford won a leadership vote which means he'll suceed carwyn jones as first minister of wales. mr drakeford has pledged to extend the smoking ban to town and city centres, and give the parents of newborn babies a bundle of essential items. it's been a good day for british television at the golden globe nominations. bodyguard, killing eve and a very english scandal have all been nominated. the stars of the three shows have also been nominated for their performances.
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british talent on the big screen has also been recognised with 0livia coleman nominated for her performance in the favourite, and claire foy for her supporting role in first man. now, to the box back on now. now it's time for a look at the weather with louise lear. hello there. 0ur weather this week has been very changeable, hasn't it? we go from a cloudy, mild thing today. tomorrow is going to be a stormy one. as we see some heavy rain and severe gales starting to push in from the atlantic. it looks as though the worst affected areas through the night in terms of rainfall will be across england and wales. some of that rain really quite heavy. the service of the winds also don't always for the most wrapping itself around the area of low pressure. for the north coast of northern ireland and the west coast of scotland we are likely seeing
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gusts of winds in excess of 70—80 mph. that will cause some disruption. i suspect first thing any morning. quite widely 50—60 mph for much of the morning as well. the rain is confining itself mostly to the west. but there will be a scattering of showers further east as well. not a particularly pleasant start across the far north of the country. the bulk of the rain will slowly ease away from the southeast. then it is a case of sunny spells and scattered showers. but windy for all with top temperatures on friday of 8—10d. hello, this is bbc news with lu kwesa burak. the headlines. millions of smartphone users have lost access to data services, after the 02 network was hit by a technical problem. the company has apologised and said it hopes all services will return in the morning. ahead of next week's crucial brexit vote — theresa may has suggested mps could be "given a role" in deciding whether to activate the controversial northern ireland northern ireland backstop. investigators have revealed that the leicester city helicopter which crashed and killed 5 people, span out of control after the pilot's pedals became
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disconnected from the tail rotor. britain's biggest gambling companies have agreed to stop advertising on television while live sport is being broadcast. good evening and welcome to brexit — the debate. every evening we'll be looking back at the key moments in the commons — as mps debate theresa may's brexit plan ahead of the vote in parliament on december 11th. let's go back to the house of commons where mps have been continuing their debate on the government's eu withdrawal agreement. it's been dubbed the eu divorce deal and runs to more than 500 pages. ? they're also debating the much smaller document that sets out a possible future relationship
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for the uk with the european union. 0ur parliamentary reporter, alicia mccarthy is keeping an eye on the debate for us all this week and joins us now, alicia what have mps been talking about today? as were saying last night, this debate has been a different theme every single day, and it was the economy today. which meant that we heard from the chancellor first, he was saying he was definitely the best deal on offer and if there were members of the opposition who thought there was some magic where we could keep the benefits of being in the eu but not pay into the eu, or not have freedom of movement, then frankly, he thought they were deluded. we heard from the shadow chancellor and he said what labour wa nted chancellor and he said what labour wanted was to keep some of the close ties with the eu, but also to
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protect workers and protect consumers. and finally, we heard from the s and p person, and when he was worried about was the impact on our national income, known as gdp. let us have a quick listen to what he had to say. all of the brexit scenarios modelled by the treasury, show gdp in 15 years' time, to be lower. and it lower still whne the impact of when the impact of ending for you movement is modelled. so it is time to stop pretending that ending free movement is a good thing, it is not, it is self evidentally, economically damaging. and he said that we would be worse off. we know that theresa may is fighting for every vote, did she have supporters in the commons today? yes, she did. there was an absolutely heartfelt speech, nicholas is a conservative mp, he is
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a remainder. also the grandson of winston churchill, he praised the prime minister, saying that she had shown courage and determination in getting any sort of deal at all. and he was going to support her. he also quoted a poll on and this was that quote. the principal failing occurred in the sailing. and the bellman, perplexed and distressed, said he had hoped at least when the wind blew due east, that the ship would not travel due west. i disagree with this deal. by by night and he said it was time for eve ryo ne by night and he said it was time for everyone to by night and he said it was time for eve ryo ne to m ove by night and he said it was time for everyone to move forward together, but one person that won't be moving forward was another conservative mp. we have been talking all week about divisions in the conservative party, but here is an explaining why he would not be voting for theresa may's deal. i disagree with this deal. i disagree with this deal because of where we have come from. because it is a failure of negotiations. i disagree with this deal
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because of where we are. because it is a failure of nerve. i disagree with this deal because of where we are going. it is a failure of ambition. and he said it was time to move out of the shadow in the uk can have a much brighterfuture of the shadow in the uk can have a much brighter future if of the shadow in the uk can have a much brighterfuture if it of the shadow in the uk can have a much brighter future if it chose to ta ke much brighter future if it chose to take it. and there's no sign of passions cooling on this subject ahead of the vote is there? there really isn't, we heard of this debate than david davis, and he was talking about the options that were available to the uk, but that provoked this absolutely amazing response. it was not done to refer to each other by their names, be referred to each other by their constituency, so in this clip he is talking about david davis and the first instance and the members, that is borisjohnson, let's hearfrom
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her. he was at the heart of the front line of negotiations with the eu and he left, he walked away from the and now to decry from the challenge and now to decry the government and nearly every other option on the table. rather than when he had the chance, coming up with a solution. and the right honourable member, i say in his place too, these are people who wanted to leave and had walked away and now are not even content even when we are leaving. some real anger there and it would never be possible from us to walk away from the eu injust never be possible from us to walk away from the eu in just two years. it's also been day 2 of a three day debate on the agreement in the house of lords, who's been speaking today? well, let's not forget, the house of lords does not have the same weight on the government, but that has not stopped people from speaking. last night, we brought you a familiar face in the shape of michael, the
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conservative peer. now we have another famous familiar face, and this time a labour peer, michael, you may remember him from his days in east enders, but when he finished, he too became an amy e there is no strength in delusional isolation. the empire has gone and wishing it back will not bring it here. that is why the deal that is on offer is unacceptable, even if it is the best of the worst. now caught the house of commons and house of lords are not sitting this and coming friday, so that debate will resume on monday afternoon. thank you alicia. that's all for today's brexit: the debate. we'll be back again at the same time tomorrow. as we've been hearing —
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today's debate in the commons has been dominated by the economic impact that brexit will have. however, the issue of the northern ireland backstop— designed to prevent the return to a physical border between thje designed to prevent the return to a physical border between the north and the republic of ireland — is never too far away. the prime minister has suggested mps could get a role in deciding whether to activate it. it all comes ahead of that crucial commons vote next tuesday. but what are people across the uk are thinking the brexit negotiations are going. throughout this week, we're following nina warhurst‘s tour of the north west of england — today she's in runcorn in cheshire. r is for runcorn, the bridge between liverpool's urban spread and cheshire's green spaces
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where 57% of voters said yes to leaving the eu. but in this industrial town, turnout was lower than average. my name is amy. i'm a new mum and a nurse and i didn't vote because i didn't know enough about brexit. i probably should have educated myself a bit more, but i didn't, and i just thought you know what, i'd rather not make the wrong decision, but hopefully we may get a chance to vote again. i don't know. so you think we will vote again? i think so. the way it's been so spoke about at the moment, and itjust never seems to have settled, that it's probably the only way forward to kind of appease everyone. but runcorn is still reporting growth in science, technology, innovation. we're developing a material for tissue repair. we can even do a nose. and even some remainers say maybe, just maybe, this brexit business is not all bad. my name is don, i'm a scientist and i voted remain. most of our business is in the us. they don't seem that worried about brexit as far as i'm concerned.
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i've spoken to us customers and they say it will remove european bureaucracy. brexit will not necessarily be the disaster you'd worried about? i don't think it will at all. runcorn's mps are set to reject the pm's deal. their party is endorsing another vote and some are really hoping that happens. my name is louise. i'm a student and i voted to leave. i'm not happy with the vote i made to leave. i feel promises were made and they're not getting delivered. i feel like it's been handled completely awfully. i feel like it's very muddy, people keep resigning, things feels unsafe. it was so close, 48—52%, are you kicking yourself? yes, iam. the area around runcorn wanted out much more than most of the north—west. the question now is whether runcorn will regret it. the government has promised to overhaul laws on detaining people with mental health problems in england and wales after an independent review described existing
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legislation as outdated. the review called for an end to the use of police cells to detain patients and for police vehicles to be used less frequently to transport them. it also wants more rights for patients over the choice of their treatment. here's our health editor hugh pym. i've had to be put in the back of a police van on my road to recovery from mental health. the small beds in the small rooms, the small sinks, the small bathrooms. it was like being in prison. two voices, two experiences of being detained under the mental health act. an independent review wants to end what is said to be injustice for some people in a mental health crisis. ijust kept on thinking, like, please don't throw me in jail, please, ijust need some help. like, you don't have to do this. i've not even done a crime. i kept on screaming that as well. like, what crime did i commit?
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alika was 22 when he was sectioned in a traumatic episode involving the police. and presumably, being in a police vehicle didn't help. it would have been better if you'd been in an ambulance? yes, being in the back of a police van with officers who have literally carried you down the stairs... like, carried, like... it wasn't a nice experience with the whole of your neighbourhood watching, and you're explaining to them that this is not necessary — ijust need help. the chair of the review said it was time to update a law which hadn't changed in two decades. the last time we changed the mental health act, the prevailing view was very much about public safety after some terrible incidents. now the public view i think is very much more about caring and getting more compassionate care for those with these most severe illnesses. the review covers england and wales. the government says it now wants to amend the law. in scotland, legislation in 2003 improved patients' rights. northern ireland passed
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new legislation in 2016, but it hasn't yet been implemented. patients need to have a voice. dele was treated for schizophrenia. he says he was well cared for but he feels, when patients are detained, more should be done to involve them in key decisions. we should be allowed to speak out for the way we feel inside of us. we should be allowed to talk about treatment through our diagnosis. we should have the opportunity to talk and show a psychiatrist how we're feeling and what we want to get out of their services. the review addresses these concerns but it says the nhs will have to invest more in the right sort of care. the proposals are really welcome. however, what we've got to see is crisis care provided in new settings and that's going to cost money and we don't know where that money is going to come from. dele and alika have put their experiences behind them. they back any moves towards more sympathetic care and more
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dignity for others going through a mental health crisis. hugh pym, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news. technical problems leave millions of 02 customers unable to access the internet on their phones. ahead of next week's crucial brexit vote — theresa may signals mps could get the power to decide on the controversial irish—backstop arrangement investigators say the leicester city helicopter crash — which killed five people — was caused by a disconnected cable an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. some of britain's leading gambling companies have agreed
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to a ban on television advertising during live sports broadcasts. the remote gambling association took the decision in response to political pressure about the high level of betting ads on tv — which anti—gambling campaigners say contributes to the rise in problem gamblers. our sports correspondent richard conway reports. think fast, act faster, in play! the worlds of betting and sport have long been intertwined, but that relationship has always been controversial. now britain's biggest bookmakers have agreed a whistle—to—whistle ban on tv ads around live sport, with the industry seemingly listening political pressure led by the labour party. when adults — and children, now — feel that they need a financial stake in the outcome of a football game to feel that they're real fans, that's a problem, and that's what the marketing, the advertising, the bombardment
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of these ads has done. the current debate has echoes of the total ban on tobacco sponsorship in sport. gambling companies have been increasingly minded to self—regulate though and promote responsible betting, something the government supports. i welcome industry stepping up, thinking about who is consuming this, thinking about our youngsters, and making sure that there is fun in it, but we are dealing with the potential harms. shirt, league and cup sponsorship, together with perimeter advertising are all unaffected under these new proposals. it used to be that if you wanted to bet on sports, you'd have to come down to your local bookmakers, fill out a slip and cross your fingers. these days, it's more of a mobile proposition. a few taps on a screen is all it now takes. and with over 400,000 people in the uk identified as having gambling problems, charities believe betting's move online is more significant.
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five times the amount of money that has been spent on ads is being spent on gambling related marketing online. the fact that children between 11 and 16 are reported to be following gambling companies on social media is very concerning. this new deal should be rubber—stamped in the coming days, and in place for the new football season next august. but such is the co—dependence between the gambling and sports industries, the stakes are high in the quest to find a winning formula. youtube has deleted thousands of videos in the wake of a bbc investigation into how essay writing companies are promoting and advertising academic cheating on social media platforms. writing essays for cash isn't illegal, but students who submit work that's not their own face serious penalties. a higher education watchdog has
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written to facebook and google to ask them to stop accepting paid advertising from essay writing companies. 0ur education editor bra nwen jeffreys reports. they are entertainers, digital stars, followed by millions. they will write your essay for you. pushing companies writing essays for cash. nick was asked to shout out in slime videos,. i know, it's not been taken down. it's morally wrong and i think it wasjust
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taken down. it's morally wrong and i think it was just someone like me not knowing what the real intentions were, to promote this to such a young and gullible audience. after our investigation several months ago, thousands of videos were deleted. 13 other companies are still placing ads. 0n deleted. 13 other companies are still placing ads. on youtube, snap chat. i also don't condone cheating in any way, but right now they will help you do essays... facebook and google are making money for selling essay adds will stop it starts to ove rcompensate. . . essay adds will stop it starts to overcompensate. .. more than essay adds will stop it starts to overcompensate... more than million people follow his channel, no wonder they wanted him. what was your initial reaction when you got the approach? it was really simple to me,| approach? it was really simple to me, iwas approach? it was really simple to me, i was on about to take on a
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sponsorship was clearly promoting cheating, even if those more in the definitional way that it was described. the company told us that it essays were just for reference, ghost writing for the digital age. these companies are reaching on to messaging students direct.” these companies are reaching on to messaging students direct. i did my own, i got first class, i can prove that. how would you be oh to prove that? . there campaigning, warning some students here have been blackmailed for £5,000. since we told you a few days ago, thousands more videos have been removed. they have a model and a public responsibility to step up. but the regulator says that it is not enough. what worries me is that
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companies may take action just to get them off their back, key influencers for the get them off their back, key influence rs for the benefit get them off their back, key influencers for the benefit of society and to take responsibility. youtube and snap chat say users should report these apps, google did not respond about paid at first. the tubers, they said the videos were a parody, not condoning plagiarism and the mistake. to be healthy and happy children should be doing at least an hour of activity a day — according to government's chief medical officer. but new research shows that a third of children in england are doing nowhere near that. the survey by sport england — the first of its kind — found that more than 2 million children are doing less than 30 minutes a day. the sports minister says that's simply not acceptable. ashley john—ba ptiste reports five, four, three, two, one, change! what role does sport play in the life of a child? there's no doubt about the benefits of sport and physical
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activity can have. for these girls, it's very important. this survey found that black girls aged nine and over are less active than other children. but a secondary school in east london hopes to change that. it makes me push myself even more to the higher limits because when my hands are red and sore, i still have to give it a try. rowing has taught me to be myself and step out my comfort zone. the playground never changes. there's always going to be stuff that you have to deal with, people you don't like, and just building team skills is really important. their teacher yvette believes it's not just about physical fitness. sport can take them out of themselves, it can give them a new confidence, it builds their self—esteem. they can continue on to the water and from there they can go on to university or other clubs and teams that they wouldn't normally have perhaps had that experience of. it's that confidence that is important for children if they're going to improve their chances in life. i don't normally sweat in school
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but now i'm boxing and having fun. i would rather be coming here, playing around and boxing than be sat doing nothing. plus i've always wanted to do boxing. there is a will to get more children into sport, but money's an issue. the report says that children from poorerfamilies are more likely to do less physical activity than children from the most affluent ones. when i started out playing football and boxing, you had like minimum weekly subs you paid. if you couldn't pay it, your coach would kind of say, "all right, carry on," whereas now there's like direct debits people have to pay monthly. there's no doubt that most children enjoy sport, but without the funding and facilities, many still lack the opportunity to take part. a dad in the us state of ohio has posted a video of his daughter,
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who he forced to walk five miles to school — as a punishment for bullying. the ten—year—old was suspended for three days from the school bus, for a second—time bullying offence, so father matt cox decided to teach her a life lesson. the video of his punishment has now been seen over 15 million times on facebook and has received thousands of comments. take a look for yourself. friday, when my daughter brought home her paperwork for her bus suspension, she said daddy, you're going to have to take me to school next week. as you see this morning, she is learning otherwise. a lot of children today feel that the things their parents do for them is a right and not a privilege. such as parents taking their children to school in the morning, or even bus rides to school in the morning. all of that is a privilege
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and should be treated as such. so today, my beautiful daughter is going to walk five miles to school and 36 degrees weather. to school in 36 degrees weather. i know a lot of you parents are not going to agree with this, but that is all right, because i am doing what i feel is right to teach my daughter a lesson in to stop her from bullying. so children if you're watching this, please understand that bullying is unacceptable everywhere. now it's time for a look at the weather with louise lear 0ur weather this week it's been very changeable, we have gone from a
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cloudy theme today, tomorrow is going to be stormy. as we see heavy rain and severe gales, pushing from the atlantic. the worst affected areas to the night in terms of rainfall will be southwest england and wales and some of that rain really quite heavy, but the strongest of the wind always further north around that area of low pressure. so the north coast of northern ireland and must in scotla nd northern ireland and must in scotland was a gust of wind in excess of 17 to 18 mph, it will cause some disruption, i widely 56 mph for much of the morning as well. the rainfinding mph for much of the morning as well. the rain finding itself to the west, but it will be a scattering of showers further east, but a pleasant start across the country, the bulk of the rain will use away from the southeast and then ill be sunny spells and scattered showers, but windy for all desktop temperatures are from eight to 10 degrees. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is 0utside source. we will begin with brexit. downing
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street has been saying there are no changes to the plans for the big boat on theresa may's brexit deal on tuesday. despite some seniors to senior conservatives suggesting perhaps a delay would be useful. beijing has demanded the immediate release of a senior executive from the chinese tech giant huawei, who was arrested in canada. united—nations brokered peace talks for yemen are under way in sweden. the meeting is the first between the rival factions for two years. and we'll be finding out why tom cruise has been posting videos — making what pepole are calling a public service announcement — to get us to adjust our television sets.
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