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tonight at ten: mps have backed an attempt to stop any suspension of parliament to force through a no—deal brexit. the house approved an amendment that would block suspension the ayes to the right, 315, the noes to the left, 274. the house approved an amendment that would block suspension between october and december. some mps warn it would be a constitutional outrage. and among those conservatives who refused to back the government because of concerns about no deal was the chancellor, philip hammond. i greatly fear the impact on our economy and public finances of the kind of no—deal brexit that is realistically being discussed now. and this on the day the office of budget responsibility warned that public borrowing could double next year if there is a no—deal brexit.
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also tonight: after the shouts of "send her back", president trump now says he wasn't happy with the chanting against a democratic congresswoman from an ethnic minority. the proportion of crimes unsolved in england and wales has risen to the highest level on record. on a beach in norfolk — the biggest landscaping project ever seen in the uk to help save the coastline. and a rather miserable start for favourite rory mcilroy on the first day of the open golf in northern ireland. later in the hour, sportsday on the bbc news channel with all the latest reports, results and features from the bbc sport centre.
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good evening. less than a week before a new prime minister steps into downing street, mps have voted to stop any attempt to suspend parliament to force through a no—deal brexit. four cabinet ministers, including the chancellor philip hammond, were among those conservatives who refused to vote with the government. boris johnson, one of the conservative leadership candidates, has not ruled out suspending parliament, but his rivaljeremy hunt has said he's against, as our political editor laura kuenssberg reports. take cover. both men who want to take charge here say they'd be ready to take us out of the eu without a deal. but scores of mps are appalled at that idea, and if the next prime minister wants to sideline them to make it happen... the ayes to the right, 315. the noes to the left, 274.
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parliament gave a resounding no this afternoon. parliament intends to be here doing itsjob, and anyone who thinks they can prevent us from doing that by locking the doors and saying, off you go, well, it isn't going to work. has your plan been blocked now, mr johnson? it's a challenge to the still hypothetical power of borisjohnson. in his push for the leadership, he said he might even suspend parliament to stop mps preventing us leaving without a deal. but plenty of his tory colleagues, too, are totally opposed. a minute even quit to make the point. —— a minister even quick to make the point. i don't wish to risk parliament being shut up in order to push eight no—deal brexit through that i don't believe people did vote for. and a new rebel alliance of ministers who are likely to be out of a job next week broke the rules to join with the opposition and to abstain. i couldn't support the idea that we would allow the doors
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of parliament to be locked against mps at this crucially important time. today's vote doesn't make anything impossible, but it's a roar from the green benches to be heard by borisjohnson, a warning that if he wins and he tries to sideline parliament to force brexit through, there will be plenty of people here, including many tories, who will fight him all the way. he could quickly find himself, just like theresa may, stuck in a stand—off with parliament. we've got to bring this to a conclusion. it's three years since the british public voted decisively to leave the european union, and this parliament, which is full of people who didn't support that decision, need to back off and let us implement the democratic decision that the british people freely took. it doesn't look drastic, yet if the next prime minister tries to use a ceremony like this to close parliament and protest down,
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they might find polite traditions overtaken by an almighty scrap. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, westminster. a no—deal brexit could damage the public finances to the tune of £30 billion, according to the office for budget responsibility. from falling house prices to a higher cost of living, the obr spells out what it thinks could happen if the uk leaves the eu without a deal. our economics editor faisal islam has been taking a closer look at the no deal projections. it is the first time that the government's independent experts on tax and spend, the office for budget responsibility, have assessed what happens to the treasury tax billions and to public spending too, if the uk leaves the european union without a deal. there is huge uncertainty. there is no knowing in advance exactly who will be right, the chance is everyone is going to be wrong in some respect, but the idea that there is a big positive coming
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out of this is a relatively minority view. this is a serious and detailed assessment of the impact of no deal. there are positive surprises. under no deal, the government will tax some imports, there will also be less interest to pay on the national debt. that gives you a boost to the coffers here of about £11 billion. but that's completely outweighed by the hit to projected tax income on workers, on property, on businesses, and extra welfare spending too — total £41 billion. put that all together and you get a hit to the public finances — extra annual borrowing of £30 billion, or put another way, over £550 million a week in the red. far from the promise on the famous red referendum bus of extra billions for public services, rather than extra borrowing. indeed, so much so that the national
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debt starts to grow again. all of these obr numbers hinge on a scenario borrowed from the international monetary fund. they show a hit to the economy, a recession, and then a slow recovery. and within that by next year, a fall in the value of the pound versus the euro by 10%, a fall in house prices by 8% and prices rising faster than wages — a real terms wage cut again. so is this all doom and gloom? the numbers don't take into account future trade deals. one boris johnson supporter said the numbers were rubbish in, rubbish out, but they could actually be worse. the government is doing these test runs of parking trucks at a kent airfield. the obr assumes there will only be minimal disruption from new customs procedures at dover, so it and the chancellor say these numbers aren't even a worst—case scenario. this assessment comes at a time
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when the economy is already slowing, at least partly because of businesses' no deal preparations. the question for the incoming administration of mrjohnson or mr hunt, due in days, is whether they believe in independent advice, whether they believe in their own experts or not. this report takes the extreme pessimism of other economists, and extreme optimism of some politicians on the cost of no deal, and it pretty much splits the difference. and even then, it's not a pretty sight. faisal islam, bbc news. our political editor laura kuenssberg is at westminster. what is the perception there at westminster now about the likelihood ofa no westminster now about the likelihood of a no deal is yellow well, the reality is that both of the men who wa nt to reality is that both of the men who want to be the next prime minister, both of the men who have a shot like moving into number ten within a week
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now, borisjohnson moving into number ten within a week now, boris johnson jeremy hunt, moving into number ten within a week now, borisjohnsonjeremy hunt, who of course is the outsider, both of them say that they are willing to ta ke them say that they are willing to take us out of the european union before their formal arrangements in place. those arrangements that would seek to smooth the shock, those arrangements that would seek to basically allow business to carry on as usual as much as they possibly could. but they are both willing to do that because they believe that the frustration and the angst of still being in the european union, three years after millions of people voted to leave, is just as important as opening a pandora's box of what might happen if we leave without a deal. but boris johnson, might happen if we leave without a deal. but borisjohnson, who is the frontrunner, is the one who said he is willing to do that if there isn't a deal in time because sticking to the deadline of getting out at halloween is more important than the damage that could be done if you just keep delaying and delaying and delaying. what is also absolutely clear tonight is that borisjohnson,
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01’ clear tonight is that borisjohnson, or perhaps clear tonight is that borisjohnson, or perhaszeremy clear tonight is that borisjohnson, or perhaps jeremy hunt, clear tonight is that borisjohnson, or perhaszeremy hunt, would not be able to leave the eu, to take us out, without facing a hell of a fight from mps in parliament, including some of their former cabinet colleagues will stop now the vote today has not made anything impossible, but it has made clear that borisjohnson, impossible, but it has made clear that boris johnson, or impossible, but it has made clear that borisjohnson, or perhaps jeremy hunt, would face the same kind of parliamentary stand—off if they tried to take it out of the european union, if they haven't been able to clinch a deal with their cou nterpa rts able to clinch a deal with their counterparts in the eu. laura kuenssberg, with the latest at westminster, thank you. the eu has rejected claims made by boris johnson yesterday that brussels had imposed pointless rules. in the final hustings of the leadership campaign, mrjohnson held up a kipper, claiming that packaging regulations were an example of what he called the eu's pointless, environmentally damaging health and safety. but today, the eu pointed out that those rules had in fact been set by the uk.
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a day after supporters at a trump rally directed chants of "send her back" at a democratic congresswoman who was born in somalia, the president said he had not been happy with what happened. but mr trump's critics say he made no attempt to stop the chanting during his speech, when he once again attacked a group of four democratic congresswomen, accusing them of hating america. live to washington and our correspondent nick bryant. donald trump has been raising the racial temperature in this country all week. tonight, he tried to cool things down a little, amidst concerns within his own party that he's been playing with political fire. this is a rally that will be talked about for decades to come. after the racism of donald trump's original attacks on the four congresswomen of colour came the kind of racial demagoguery we've not heard or seen from a modern day american president. first he singled them out by name.
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representative ilhan omar. crowd boos. representative alexandra ocasio—cortez. go back to where you came from, was his message to the congresswomen earlier this week, three of whom were born in the usa. his latest advice — if you don't like america, then leave. and i have a suggestion for the hate filled extremists who are constantly trying to tear our country down. they never have anything good to say. that's why i say, hey, if they don't like it, let them leave, let them leave. crowd chants: send her back. "send her back" was the shout. and donald trump made no attempt to calm the crowd. for 15 seconds, presidential silence. today though, he tried to distance himself from the chants. earlier, republican leaders told the white house,
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we cannot be defined by that cry. i was not happy with it. i disagree with it, but again, i didn't say, i didn't say that, they did. newly elected on the left of their party, the congresswomen called themselves the squad. alexandra ocasio—cortez describes herself as a democratic socialist and the president as a racist. ilhan omar, a muslim born in somalia, has been condemned for remarks about israel her critics claim are anti—semitic, and for saying of september the 11th, some people did something. this was her response today, to mr trump. we have said this president is racist. we have condemned these racist remarks. i believe he is fascist. tonight at the oval office, he looked more conventionally presidential, but the angry mood of the north carolina rally speaks more of the age of trump.
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now, a poll has suggested that more than 60% of republican support the president's racist tweets, but there are these moderate conservatives who are these moderate conservatives who are much more uneasy about them, and they are such a key demographic, perhaps the decisive demographic in next yea r‘s perhaps the decisive demographic in next year's presidential election. nick, many thanks again. nick bryant for us there at the white house. also this evening. president trump has announced that the us military shot down an iranian drone in the strait of hormuz. he said staff on the uss boxer took defensive action as the drone came within 1,000 yards of a us navy vessel. it's the latest action in mounting tension in the gulf region between iran and the us and its allies. the younger brother of the man who bombed the manchester arena in 2017 has appeared in court charged with the murder of 22 people who were attending a pop concert. hashem abedi was extradited
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to the uk from libya yesterday. the prosecution alleges he made detonator tubes for the bomb used by his brother and bought chemicals that were used in the explosives. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford reports. flown back from libya yesterday, this morning brought to his first court appearance in an armoured police van. hashem abedi back in britain for the first time since the manchester arena bombing. in the dock he confirmed his name and his british citizenship, and then listened as the names of all 22 people he's accused of murdering were read out. he's also accused of attempted murder and conspiracy to cause an explosion. his older brother salman abedi detonated the bomb. hashem abedi's accused of helping him, of buying the car where bomb parts were stored, purchasing two key chemicals used to make the explosive, and manufacturing the detonator tubes. his lawyer said he denied any involvement and was happy to come
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back to clear his name. he said he'd been held in solitary confinement for two years and had been tortured. the hearing lasted just 11 minutes and then he was driven out again. hashem abedi has now been taken away to prison, where he'll remain until a court appearance at oxford crown court on monday. it's the end of more than two years of difficult negotiations with the government and military groups in war—torn libya, and there was even a last—minute hitch yesterday, when the private jet that was to fly him back to biggin hill airport developed a fault. daniel sandford, bbc news, at westminster magistrates' court. the proportion of crimes solved in england and wales has fallen to the lowest level on record. the home office say that less than 8% of offences result in a charge or court summons. the latest figures on knife crime show another
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increase, as our special correspondent lucy manning reports. get on the ground! get on the ground now! guns drawn, a dramatic arrest by west midlands police. the man had been spotted carrying a gun, which was laterfound hidden behind a dustbin. get on the floor! his friend was also chased down. have you got any weapon on you? a large knife found on him. they were jailed this week, but with knife and gun crime rising, it's getting harder to stop. dawn lewis knows the pain of knife crime. her husband giovanni was repeatedly stabbed and killed two years ago. this person not only took my husband's life. he took mine with it. i'll never get over his death, ever. it was alleged he was killed in connection to drugs. his family deny that. they want more action to deal with knives. i feel the government are not concentrating on knife crime or any
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crime, serious crime. i feel that they are more interested in brexit. stop and search, more police, tougher sentences, stop slapping people on the wrist are having a knife. if you've got a knife, why have you got a knife? in the year up until march, more than 43,000 crimes involved a knife or sharp object. that's up more than 3000. robbery was also up 11%. and the proportion of crimes the police are solving is down. nowjust 7.8% of offences end up with someone being charged or summonsed. on an estate in sutton coldfield, cctv showed a hooded youth trying to break in. the residents have hired private security, feeling theyjust can't rely on the police. police resources are stretched. patrolling estates is a low priority.
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we need to put more money into the policing. there is frustration here that so few crimes are being solved. we are investing more in the police this year than last year as a country, £1 billion more going into our police system, and we've made specific money available for serious violence. politicians are now promising there will be more police. lucy manning, bbc news. head teachers are warning of a worsening mental health crisis in primary schools. 46 health trusts across the uk replied to a freedom of information request from the bbc. their data indicates that mental health referrals have risen sharply. help was requested for more than 31,000 primary school children in the past year alone. but nhs figures for england reveal that over the same period, a third of all children with mental health problems received no professional care. our special correspondent ed thomas has been to one primary school in bury in lancashire to hear teachers' concerns. i've had things thrown at me — chairs, tables, books. self—harming on a regular basis.
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children say they don't want to be here any more. you talk to other head teachers, we all feel like this. it's a massive crisis in our schools. meet headteacherjoanne. this is the next little room we've made. she's invited the bbc inside her classrooms... little break—out spaces... see a school over capacity... that's just going. ..facing growing mental health problems in one of the most deprived parts of the uk. we've got children who don't have their own bed. they're sharing with their parents or taking it in turns to sleep on the sofa. you speak to the parents, they love their children so much but they've got to weigh up — what do i do? buy a new bed or buy food for my child? at st paul's in bury, the school day begins a little differently. i'll go and check on him and see if he's behaving this morning. it's what the teachers call the sweeper. nice and quick cos the bell's gone. senior staff looking for children
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who are anxious and upset. sometimes children come in looking unhappy, or they shout and scream. good morning! you all right, jayden? those they've missed are then rounded up in the classrooms. good morning, is there anyone who needs a trip to the haven? typically, 20 children are collected and sent to a place the school calls the haven. they miss the start of lessons. the teachers say they need the space to calm the children. we see children coming in from home situations that you can't even imagine. are your english jotters still on your tables? hazel‘s been teaching for more than ten years. she says she's seeing more and more children in crisis. they've been pinching themselves or scratching their arms... hurting themselves? yeah, hurting themselves. repeatedly? yeah. it's heartbreaking when you see that. it kind of says that they can't express what's the matter. lauren teaches seven and eight—year—olds. today, she's worried about this child.
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he's becoming increasingly withdrawn. the low self—esteem is the beginning of depression, so i think if it doesn't get tackled now, it can lead to further things. and lauren is also facing more extreme cases. some children that choose to not eat. body issues? body issues, yeah. at the age of? seven. "i want to kill myself" gets thrown a lot. it gets thrown around a lot. how many children have actually said that to you? well, in the last month about three. for serious cases, schools can refer to mental health services. we've had children as young as four need it. four years of age? four. the bbc has learned referrals to child mental health services from uk primary schools for pupils aged 11 and under have risen by nearly 50% in three years. when you ask for that help from other agencies or people who you feel have got more expertise, it takes too long to get to you. you need it tomorrow.
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you need it today, and it can be months...or never. we've also learned of a pupil from a different school who spent nearly three years on a waiting list, and of another who was rejected for treatment nine times. during our time here, we met young teachers determined to give children the best education, but anxious about dealing with serious and complex modern problems. as the teacher, you want to make everything all right, but you can't. are you equipped to do that? no, we're not equipped to do that. are you trained to do this? no, i'm not trained to do... i'm not trained to deal with any of that, no. i'm trained to teach the children. the government told us it was determined to improve mental health services, and, by 2024, 345,000 more children and young people will have access to specialist care. ed thomas, bbc news, bury.
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just to remind you that if you or someone you know just to remind you that if you or someone you know has been affected by that report on the issues in it, there are details of organisations that offer help on the bbc‘s action line website. some two million cubic metres of sand is being pumped onto a beach in norfolk to help save an eroding stretch of coastline. a giant dune will be created to protect bacton gas terminal which is crucial to the uk's gas supplies and two nearby villages. it is the first time a ‘sandscaping' project on this scale has been carried out in the uk. our science correspondent rebecca morelle went to see how it's being done. a crumbling norfolk cliff, and perched on top, bacton terminal, which supplies one third of the uk's gas. but the coastline here's eroding so fast, in a few years it could be lost. this, though, could be the answer.
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a £20 million experiment on a vast scale using sand to fight back the encroaching sea. this is a 24/7 operation. every hour, 10,000 cubic metres of sand is being pumped out. and over the course ofjust a few weeks, it's going to create a massive sand dune, standing up to seven metres high and stretching for six kilometres. that's nearly four miles along the coast. it's the first time this has been tried in the uk. the problem is so big and so unsolvable that it needs something radical like this, so the massive volume of sand, and then using the wind and the waves and the tides to move the sand to where it needs to be over time, to provide 15—20 years of protection. this dredger is full of sand collected further along the coast from a licensed site. it then delivers it to the shore using a long pipe, releasing
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a mixture of sand and water. it's carefully shifted into position, working section by section to create the sandy barrier. when you've got national infrastructure like this, it's clearly being affected, and people can afford to pay to protect this. where you can't afford to protect the coast, do you just let it go? in some places, that's already happening, mainly in areas where it's just natural farmland anyway. using sand is a change of approach for sea defences. usually it's concrete or rock. but this is a more natural method. the sand will ebb and flow with the currents, but should protect a larger stretch of coast over time. all eyes will be on this scheme to see if it works. rebecca morelle, bbc news, bacton in norfolk. for the first time in 68 years, the open golf championship is being held in northern ireland. play started today at royal portrush with rory mcilroy and tiger woods among those in action.
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but the home favourite mcilroy got off to a less than impressive start as our sports correspondent andy swiss reports. they'd waited 68 years for this. the open finally back in northern ireland. but if for fans it was a day to remember, for their hero, it was one to forget. from his very first swing, rory mcilroy‘s hopes went horribly awry. after going out of bounds, he took eight shots at the opening hole, and what followed was often painful to watch. it has been quite a day so far. not for mcilroy. he finished 8—over par, one of the worst rounds of the day. time for perspective. i'm disappointed, but at the end of the day, i'm still the same person. i'm going to go back and see my family, see my friends, and hopefully they don't think any less of me after a performance like that today. and i'll dust myself off and come back out tomorrow and try to do better.
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tiger woods also struggled. he's 7—over. instead, it's his compatriot, jb holmes, who leads the field. and in it goes. but no doubting the prize for shot of the day, or indeed most days. hole number 13, lucky for some, as argentina's emiliano grillo took the direct approach. a day, then, of mixed fortunes for the players, and mixed weather for the fans. but their hopes of seeing rory mcilroy win here on home soil are surely already over. andy swiss, bbc news, royal portrush. that's it from me. now on bbc one it's time for the news where you are.
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hello and welcome to sportsday, i'm chetan pathak. coming up. a nightmare for the hometown hero rory mcilroy finishes eight over on the first day of the open championship at royal portrush. topping their group, england beat south africa to set up a semi final against new zealand at the netball world cup. and australia are on the verge of retaining the women's ashes, after a dominant day of batting against england at taunton. we start in northern ireland where it was supposed to be a triumphant, romantic homecoming for rory mcilroy. the first time in 68 years that royal portrush had staged the open championship, a place
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where mcilroy had set the course record aged just 16. but golf can be brutal at times. and it all went wrong for mcilroy on the very first hole. as adam wild reports. an opening day of this open championship and spectacular and dramatic as this has so much anticipation and excitement for this great competition returning to northern ireland for the first time since 1951 and much of that talk in the build—up was about the northern irishman, rory. in the story of rory still dominates but not for the reasons many had expected, he had a very poor opening round. eight over par he finishes the day and he has a realfight on par he finishes the day and he has a real fight on his par he finishes the day and he has a realfight on his hand to even make
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