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hello, i'm kasia madera, this is outside source. boris johnson is confirmed as the new leader of the conservative party — and will be the next uk prime minister. he won by a large margin of conservative members — but that might have been the easy part. now the job of getting britain out of the eu falls to him. deliver brexit, unite the country and defeat jeremy corbyn. and that is what we're going to do! we'll have all the details on the new us plan that fast—tracks deportations and bypasses the courts. and former premier of china, li peng has died. he was known as the ‘butcher of beijing' for his role in the tiananmen square crackdown.
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borisjohnson has won the conservative leadership election and will become the uk's prime minister tomorrow. he beat his opponentjeremy hunt by some margin, nearly double, with over 92,000 votes. here's a little of his acceptance speech. and we know the mantra of the campaign that isjust gone by. in case you have forgotten it, you probably have because it's been a while since we've covered it. it is deliver brexit, unite the country and defeat jeremy corbyn. and that is what we are going to do!
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and i know some lad has alreary pointed out that deliver, unite and defeat is not the perfect acronym for an election campaign since unfortunately, it spells dud. but they forgot the final e, my friend. e forenergise! the deputy editor of the guardian points out and the leader of the opposition has warned that mrjohnson may not be able to hold on to powerfor long. jeremy corbyn says labour will table a vote of no confidence in the new pm, but he won't say when. we will decide when that will be. it will be an interesting surprise for all of you. but you are guaranteeing that you will definitely be tabling one. we will do a motion of no confidence at the time of our
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choosing. cabinet resignations, let's have a look to what stuart, hoping to be a contender of the international secretary was also running in the race, but he says he is going off to the back benches so is david for his congratulations but also stepping down and let's have a listen to what he said on the today programme explaining exactly where his allegiances lie. actually, i think it's worth bearing in mind what has happened over the last three years we have already lost two prime ministers, david cameron and theresa may, thanks to brexit. so borisjohnson is definitely up against it and we won't rule out him becoming number three to be claimed by brexit because it is worth reminding ourselves of what he is up against essentially still has a divided conservative party when it comes to brexit, a deeply polarised country, he has an eu that is seeing so far he has an eu that is saying so far
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that they are not prepared to give him something theresa may, they have the skepticism of the business community and also all sorts of doubts about borisjohnson the man himself and it's an absolutely huge challenge i don't think anybody here is ruling out the possibility that some given the past that we have a brexit, over the log jam and bitterness of british politics, perhaps who knows? there may have to be an election sooner rather than later. i've been very clear that i won't vote against my party and a confidence motion. not under any circumstances? i can't envisage so. so you will effectively vote for the no—deal brexit that you say you object to? but i do not think you will come to that and i think that there will be parliamentary mechanisms, if you'd like, there is a clear majority in the house of commons that does not want to leave the eu without a deal and i think that will become very
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clear in the autumn that will be underlined in the autumn. david gauke talking about the autumn there, because parliament has a summer recess, breaking up this thursday and will not sit again until the start of september. so that doesn't leave much time. and borisjohnson has promised to leave the european union by the current agreed deadline, the 310ctober, with or without a deal. he's said he will renegotiate the current deal with the eu, something brussels has so far refused. here's one of mrjohnson‘s supporters, the pro—brexit mp jacob rees—mogg, explaining why he thinks the new prime minister can get a better deal than theresa may. boris believes that brexit is an opportunity to be embraced, not a problem to be minimise and that looks for an outward going brexit, problem to be minimised and that looks for an outward going brexit, one where taking back control is an exciting thing to do rather
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than something you need to limit. so that really sets the negotiations in a very positive way from the british perspective. borisjohnson says if he can't get a better dealfrom the eu he will leave without one. something hardline brexiteers like jacob rees—mogg are in favour of. but one of the major obstructions to leaving the eu without a deal is parliament. the house of commons has repeatedly voted against np deal. voted against no deal. anna soubry, an mp who recently left the conservative party and is campaigning for a second brexit referendum, says borisjohnson‘s options are more limited than he makes out. my question is how is boris going to deliver this? and of course he can't deliver it. so what is he going to do having made this promise? he is very good at changing his mind, i think his mendacity runs throughout him. he will say anything to carry favour and win a vote, but what is he going to do? he's either going to have a general election in which he knows he can't win, he doesn't want to be
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the shortest term prime minister ever. i think this could be a good chance that he will have to take it back to the people and have that people's vote. uncertainty over brexit, when and how it will be delivered, is an ongoing worry for the business community, just as it is for the general public. here's one chief executive's view of a johnson premiership. if we think about the boris who was mayor of london, he did a greatjob for business. he attracted investment, he did a wonderfuljob in delivering the olympics and i think it's also good to remember that the way he did that was he got experts and, he got that was he got experts in, he got good people and and he listened to them and he let them get on with it and i think that's going to be essential here that he actually has a really good people and he listens to them. i think he's got 100 days. he does not have a lot of time. he has to hit the ground running on multiple fronts that means not only coming up with a plan for how he negotiates brexit, but also coming up with a whole list of policies that are going to ease the pain that businesses and their employees have
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been feeling for some time. afterfinding out he'd own, mrjohnson gave a speech to conservative backbench mps, known as the 1922 committee. the media weren't allowed in, but nick eardley was listening after the meeting health secretary matt hancock said here's rob watson again, on whether borisjohnson can keep the conservatives energised. it has been in plenty of trouble ever since the brexit folk. but to tie all of this together, i am very lucky to bejoined tie all of this together, i am very lucky to be joined to chat over
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these things. let's take the governing conservative party first. for those who are unfamiliar, they have to remember that borisjohnson has a very small majority. why does that matter in the british system? essentially, every vote counts and if you are trying to pass critical policies make a withdrawal agreement, you have to make sure that every mp in your party is going to back your view. it certainly did not work for a theresa may. and he has inherited the same problem and he knows that there are some current secretaries that have said that they will try very hard to stop a no deal from happening and so he is going to not only try to get a deal with the eu but also unite the party. not only try to get a deal with the eu but also unite the partym not only try to get a deal with the eu but also unite the party. it is going to be incredibly difficult, saying that the conservative government, they would like to be done with brexit, their deeply
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divided. what you think is the bigger problem was? the divisions within his conservative party or getting the eu to change the deal? that is the million—dollar question and it has been the problem all along and throughout brexit is how do you find a deal that is a cce pta ble do you find a deal that is acceptable to the eu that will also make it over the line here acceptable to the eu that will also make it overthe line here in westminster. theresa may was unable to do that, the question for boris johnson is is he able to do that? will be talking in the summer weather that materialises remains just to to be seen. we'll see whether or not he is able to get something better. we are fast running out of time. and immensely unfair question. 0n running out of time. and immensely unfair question. on a no—deal brexit, or a deal, what do you think? is so unfair. but a fair question. i think borisjohnson's
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ability to go back to brussels, find some kind of agreement and persuade his mps that it is one agreement that they should back and if he fails to do that, we might have a general election or he might have a second referendum. . boring it will not be. i is all deeply not be. it is all deeply unpredictable, does boris johnson somehow emulate his hero and save the day? would do as his critics fear and end the day? would do as his critics fearand end in the day? would do as his critics fear and end in tears and disappointment. the brexit party leader nigel farage is in washington — and in the past hour he's been giving his reaction to the borisjohnson's victory. let's have a listen. i don't believe a single word the conservative party tell us, theresa may told us that will be leaving on the 29th, just because boris says we are leaving on the 31st, doesn't mean that we are going to. but, and
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i have made this clear, if boris was genuine about this and said we are going to leave on the 31st of 0ctober. going to leave on the 31st of october. the only way this cannot be done is to change the arithmetic in the house of commons by fighting the general election and your party is a lot better chance of winning a seat for arguments sake then we have got. so there is a possibility that intellectual world pat could be found. but we have to believe them and right now that is not very easy. will bring you an update on what donald trump had to say a little later if you're an outside source. let's take a look at how the appointment was received on the continent. italy's deputy prime minister matteo salvini tweeted his congratulations saying in italian "the fact the left depict him as more ‘dangerous than the league', makes me like him even more."
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the eu's chief brexit negotiator michel barnier says remember, mrjohnson wants to leave the eu come what may, with or without a deal, by 31 october, and says he'll renegotiate the withdrawal agreement, which the eu has repeatedly said it won't do. here's the eu commission on that. he took a long time deciding whether he was for or against brexit, and now his position is clear. i think the position of the eu is also clear. the united kingdom reached an agreement with the european union, and the european union will stick to that agreement. the incoming new head of the european commission — ursula von der leyen — says mrjohnson is facing difficult times ahead. there are many different,
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difficult issues to tackle together. we have challenging times ahead of us and i think it is very important to build up a strong and a good working relation because we have the duty to deliver something, which is good for people in europe and the united kingdom. so i am looking forward to working with them. damien grammaticas is in brussels. but will matter is how he frames and approach. we know he has made lots of promises in the election campaign about the current deal being an acceptable, but in the eu concerned, that may have boxed himself into a sort of corner there. but the question is what is he ask for? to see a line with hardliners and brexiteers and say, the deal has to go out of the window and something new has to replace it? the eu will find that very difficult to agree with. they say it's pretty much
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impossible. 0r with. they say it's pretty much impossible. or will he say that he can live for some sort of changes to the deal and that would make it much harderfor borisjohnson the deal and that would make it much harder for borisjohnson politically back home with the brexiteers, but it is the sort of thing that the eu my p0 to find some accommodation too. the whole trajectory of the past negotiations, theresa may, she was greeted by eu leaders just as borisjohnson was today was greeted by eu leaders just as boris johnson was today with welcoming messages and as soon as she set up those lines, she boxed her position and. they will see what borisjohnson does her position and. they will see what boris johnson does and her position and. they will see what borisjohnson does and if he boxes himself and similarly. and the clock is really ticking down because the next brexit deadline is the 31st of 0ctober. next brexit deadline is the 31st of october. yes, time is very tight, less tha n october. yes, time is very tight, less than 100 days now and almost impossible to see have a whole new negotiation can happen by the same time, you have borisjohnson having
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said that he is prepared to go for no deal and leave with no arrangements in place, that is a real worry here. they really do not wa nt real worry here. they really do not want that to happen but interestingly in the uk, we heard during the referendum and since then, taught that european, german car manufacturers would pressure the eu to step back from no deal and grant concessions to the uk, whether they been saying today, and let me tell you. the land of the association says threats to leave the eu with no deal will come back like a boomerang on the uk. and the president of the german trade association, the ha rd—line president of the german trade association, the hard—line brexiteer has increased the danger of no deal, but the eu should stick to its position in order to maintain its credibility. not much sign of anyone wanting to waiver.
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will be getting what donald trump said earlier later on in the programme. stay with us on 0utside source — still to come. we'll report on the murder of a prominent lgbt and human rights campaigner in russia reaction to borisjohnson's election as leader of the conservative party has been coming in from far and wide. 0ur ireland correspondent emma vardy has been talking to people in belfast about their views. there is a lot of apprehension here on how he is going to avoid the need for checks on the irish border. agreements theresa may made previously are ripped up and boris johnson is starting fresh. he wants to abandon the irish backstop, that was the arrangement that could keep northern ireland more cap to eu rules. the nationalist party says that he is taking us towards a catastrophic no—deal brexit. the
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democratic unionist party of welcome borisjohnson, saying they democratic unionist party of welcome boris johnson, saying they will review the agreement to provide them with votes in parliament in the coming weeks. what is clear is a phase of the same set of problems of the average border as theresa may did, whether his new sense of optimism will find a solution where she could not. this is 0utside source live from the bbc newsroom. 0ur lead story is? borisjohnson is the new leader of the uk conservative party — and will take office as the next uk prime minister on wednesday. a prominent human rights and lgbt campaigner in russia has been killed in st. petersburg. activists say yelena grigoryeva was found near her home with multiple stab wounds. there are also signs she'd been strangled. that's her there being arrested for participating
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in a protest earlier this year. and this her at another protest — the sign reads "in russia there are more than five million gay people. because of backwardness and hatred they have to live secretly." here's bbc russian's 0lga ivshina on that. quite famous lgbt activist and she was also quite active in stating her position on other subjects, she was protesting against crimea, ill treatment of prisoners and other questions. ms grigoryeva was once considered something of a nationalist before embracing liberal causes. many people learned of her death from this facebook page. it belongs to her friend and fellow activist dinar idrisov. he wrote this "recently, she has become a victim of violence and has often been
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threatened with murder." and police deny claims she made any complaints of death threats to the authorities, but they have reportedly arrested a suspect. back in 2013 russia passed legislation banning the spreading of what it called gay propaganda. here's 0lga again. it is actually not easy to be lgbt activist in russia and for example, in general, aidan opposition activists. 0ne in general, aidan opposition activists. one of the activists in siberia was brutally killed outside of his house but at the moment, there is no evidence to directly link what is happened with her political or personal views or her activism.
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it seems like there's been some progress in the us china trade war. a few hours ago bloomberg trade reporter shawn donnan broke this. that came just hours after this afp reported the international monetary fund again downgraded its outlook for the global economy. it now expects growth of 3.2% this year, and 3.5% next year. the imf‘s director of research told the bbc trade tensions had a large role to play. global growth is sluggish and precarious, but it does not have to
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be this way because some of this is self—inflicted. it is an outcome of prolonged tensions on the trade front, escalations on the technology front, escalations on the technology front and there could be risks from changes in financial sentiment in case there was bad news on global growth and other risks include the process of a new deal brexit and thatis process of a new deal brexit and that is been increasing more recently and all of these factors are concerning outlook going forward. it is very important for countries to come together and address the trade tension. this is of utmost urgency along with the accommodation of policy, it is important that there is a reduction in certainty and clarity building up over the next year. let's pick up on that us china development with michelle fleury in new york. how big a deal is news that talks
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are going to resume?2. are going to resume? i think it cannot be underestimated, we saw the talks stall and break down with some indication that it was on the way when president donald trump talked about easing restrictions on businesses doing business with huawei, the telecom giant that is been blacklisted over security concerns. both sides are talking about us financial markets, we saw stocks seeing a boost from this, people hoping it will help and it goes back to the point of the imf, the trade war is seen as damaging to the global economy in pa rt damaging to the global economy in part because it saps confidence. we are human companies like harley—davidson for example, where having a difficult time dealing with a drop in global demand, but also the impact of tariffs, both when it
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comes to selling american products overseas, but also when it comes to the actual parts that they used to make their products, they have gone up make their products, they have gone up in price. so all of this is dragging down their global economy andi dragging down their global economy and i think anything that moves the needle toward some kind of deal is considered welcome news, but the question is whether america's position on this has shifted and it does seem to be prepared to accept a simpler deal where the chinese by more american agricultural products. how much does this matter to the global economy? again, it goes back to what they have been saying about one of the big headlines is trade. we start ta riffs big headlines is trade. we start tariffs on things, it is very disruptive effect like supply chains. harley—davidson started moving production out of america trying to sell bikes for some of
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their facilities trying to sell bikes for some of theirfacilities in trying to sell bikes for some of their facilities in thailand, trying to sell bikes for some of theirfacilities in thailand, but that involved a lots of regulators getting approval, but they did this because they knew those products and motorbikes sold from their would incur less tariffs so they could something cheaper and i would help them during a difficult time. that is the kind of thing that is causing problems, particularly for american companies but not just problems, particularly for american companies but notjust american companies, but that is why people are saying the tariffs that donald trump is so fond of have been potentially harmful for the broader global economy. but even though these talks between china and the us are resuming, there is a risk that donald trump will revert to tariffs as he is seen will be monitoring the resuming of those talks on monday and we will keep you up—to—date. to stay with us
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for what is the next edition of outside source. hello. record—breaking sheets will make the headlines and across western europe and the next few days, it is been the story across the united states and 20 degrees was the united states and 20 degrees was the lowest of god in boston, making it thejoint warmest the lowest of god in boston, making it the joint warmest night on record. 0n on monday afternoon, fresher air pushing down from the north behind this weather front, it is on that we will see severe storms across southern and eastern parts of the united states as we finish on tuesday, new york, boston all within that zone but in these major cities they will turn dry as that plume of moist humid air pushes off and towards the sea and across parts of florida as well. temperatures and
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humidity levels still sing temperatures into the 80s and fahrenheit, high 20s in new york with that blazing sunshine overhead to see the wheat out. into europe we go and we talk about the wildfires in portugal. they are still get to be brought under control, the weather conditions not helping matters and other parts of western europe, a tinderbox is developing. the european temperature in the netherlands and germany, this our all—time records, 42 degrees, we could smash them as we going to thursday with temperatures still set to climb further. high pressure firmly in charge across central europe and that is keeping things dry and skies clear, with sunshine overhead, the gravity, the dry ground warms up much quicker and thatis ground warms up much quicker and that is i the temperatures with seeing the temperature all that into the next scene, temperatures in the high 30s, and low 30s, particularly
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in france, to the east of europe where there is one in thunderstorms. low— pressure where there is one in thunderstorms. low—pressure pushing off the island and you can all help bring a southerly flow and adding a bit more humidity into the next and continue to live this temperatures. santos afternoon, this the peak of the heat across the uk and across the northwestern pa rt of across the uk and across the northwestern part of europe, they could shatter their record and in the west of germany, they concede anything above a0 degrees. the he brea ks anything above a0 degrees. the he breaks down across the uk into the weekend, the electric air running its way back but as things turned a bit cooler in other parts of northwest europe and scandinavia, the temperatures will climb up to the temperatures will climb up to the low 30s for some. that is what is happening across the rest of the world here in the uk, get ready because after today's heat, they could be disturbed by thunderstorms and disseminated store, southern and
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hello, i'm kasia madera, this is 0utside source. boris johnson is confirmed as the new leader of the conservative party — and will be the next uk prime minister. he won by a large margin of conservative members — but that might have been the easy part. now the job of getting britain out of the eu falls to him. deliver brexit, unite the country and defeatjeremy deliver brexit, unite the country and defeat jeremy corbyn. deliver brexit, unite the country and defeatjeremy corbyn. that's what we are going to do. we'll have all the details on the new us plan that fast—tracks deportations and bypasses the courts. and former premier of china, li peng has died. he was known as the butcher of beijing for his role in the tiananmen square crackdown.
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let's get more on our top story, borisjohnson has been voted in by conservative party members as the uk's next prime minister. central to borisjohnson's brexit strategy is getting a trade deal with the us. president trump has been speaking about him. he had a really good man who is going to be the prime minister at the uk now, borisjohnson. good man, tough and smart. they called in britain trump and people are saying that's a good thing, they like me over there that's what they wanted. that's what they need. he will get it done, boris is good he would do a
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good job. that was the president talking after we found out boris johnson that was the president talking after we found out borisjohnson one the leader of the conservative party role, you heard them talking about britain trump. that quickly led to the hastag #britaintrump spreading on twitter. comedian james felton did a fact check for us, i know trump was just talking nonsense but for sanity purposes i thought i'd check: nobody has used the phrase "britain trump" in relation to borisjohnson on here before today. and given borisjohnson was elected by the conservative party, how popular he is with the british public has yet to be tested. the hashtag #notmypm is currently the second biggest trend on twitter in the uk, with more than 50,000 tweets carrying the tag. here's an example.
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luke shaw says ‘the eu is anti democratic says the #nextprimeminister who was elected by 92,000 brits of 65,000,000.#notmypm#borisday‘. but the uk's relationship with the us isn'tjust about trade, it's also strategic. iran's foreign ministerjavad zarif has congratulated borisjohnson. but he also says ‘the seizure of an iranian oil tanker at behest of us is piracy, pure & simple.‘ referring to the grace one tanker that was seized by british forces off the coast of gibraltar. anthony zurcher is in washington. going back to, i have to start with that hashtag, britain trump that the
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president started off, it‘s kind of seems to come out of nowhere what‘s going on? what his thinking? well, donald trump may have coined that term, but reading the press coverage in the united states, there are a lot of people are drawing parallels between donald trump and boris johnson. both of them kind of writing a populist way to power, donald trump with immigration here, and anti—trade views with boris johnson of course with brexit. stylistically similar and not just the blonde hair and unique stylings, but also in the way they employee rhetoric and they‘re kind of demeanour, they both deal with the voice of their own well as being able to push through and get their way, borisjohnson with talking about getting a brexit deal, donald trump talking about pretty much anything styling himself as a great deal maker, so i think you see lots of comparisons on the side of the atla ntic of comparisons on the side of the atlantic between the two people had to be quite honest lots of americans
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view everything in politics these days as some sort of a reflection on donald trump and the rise of trump, drowning out everything else going on in this country politically. of course he mentioned trey, there needs to be some sort of trade deal between both countries a special relationship we always talk about, isa relationship we always talk about, is a strong enough to get some sort of coherent radio? once they figure out brexit, perhaps. it‘s something donald trump wa nts, perhaps. it‘s something donald trump wants, he would like to see some sort of that anglo—american trade deal, at the beginning of the new orderfor the united deal, at the beginning of the new order for the united states. deal, at the beginning of the new orderfor the united states. he a lwa ys orderfor the united states. he always talks about wanting to hide a bilateral trade agreement of of multilateral agreements, such as what the eu constructed by the ones we we re what the eu constructed by the ones we were hiding and planning to have with asia as well. so i think it‘s a priority and a priority for boris johnson as well, there‘s potential for some sort of deal to be reached but lots of bridges need to be cross
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before we get there. we also had the kind of difficult situation with the straight of hormuz, the british tanker that was ta ken straight of hormuz, the british tanker that was taken by iran, this the fact that the us is hock initially going on them, taking a step back from that, so how on earth is it going to play out now that we‘ve got to the similar character is leading these two countries?” think it‘s something that gets glossed over a lot and this talk about boris johnson and glossed over a lot and this talk about borisjohnson and donald trump similar personalities, there are some stylistic grant stylistic, the policy differences between the two of them. boris johnson policy differences between the two of them. borisjohnson in favour of the iran nuclear deal, donald trump criticising the same thing talking about addressing climate change and the paris climate accord, donald trump withdrew united states from that the boris johnson supports trump withdrew united states from that the borisjohnson supports it. nationalised health care is something borisjohnson nationalised health care is something boris johnson guys wholeheartedly endorsed by donald
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trump does not, so when you look at things like this, there may be times on iran in particular where they don‘t agree and they will have to have conflict resolved and it‘s going to be a challenge in the uk us relations going forward. secondly times ahead, thank you for talking to les, anthony dare in washington. keeping the focus of the united states now. the us government is bringing in a new fast—track deportation process. migrants who cannot prove they have been in the us continuously for more than two years can be immediately deported. from washington, here‘s aleem maqbool with more on how the policy will work. what it does is allow agents, immigration agents, to catch somebody anywhere in the country who has been here for up to two years, but not going through the asylum process and that person can be deported without having to appear before a judge or necessarily being allowed access to a lawyer, that‘s a
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big change because in the past they could only do something like that but does who it could be proved and had just arrived in the country in the last two weeks and was close to the last two weeks and was close to the border. how many people could this affect? well according to the non—partisan migration policy institute, nearly 300,000 "of the estimated 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants in the us have less than 2 years of residence & entered country illegally". the us homeland security department, says it‘s "a necessary response to the ongoing immigration crisis". it also says this rule would help relieve the burden on courts and detention centres. the us border patrol says it made nearly 700—thousand apprehensions on the south—west border since october 2018. that‘s more than double the previous fiscal year.
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but there‘s concern us agents will have the power to issue deportation orders without bringing immigrants before a judge or allowing them to speak with a lawyer. christi jackson is a us—qualified immigration attorney working in london. the burden will be on the immigrant potentially legal citizen, could be a legal citizen could prove —— they have to print their own status, and their duration time they‘ve lived in their duration time they‘ve lived in the us. i think this is why it‘s so scary for people because it has very much a show me your papers feel. the american civil liberties union says "immigrants that have lived here for years will have less due process rights than people get in traffic court. the plan is unlawful." and the american immigration council couldn‘t be clearer "we will sue to block this policy".
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this is the latest in a series of policies from the trump administraiton designed to sharply reduce immigration. here‘s one expert with a summary. we have had a fast and furious ten months with this administration and immigration, most of the energy concentrated on the southern border limiting si lemon threatening ta riffs limiting si lemon threatening tariffs on mexico they did not increase enforcement, we also heard they are considering lowering refugee admissions to see around for next year, there being active on immigration as we build up to the 2020 election and we are not seeing a stop anytime soon. for more on the politics, nada tawfikjoins us from new york. ?are these measured aimed at winning support for donald‘s trumps re—election campaign? from new york. ?are these measured aimed at winning support strict immigration policies feel like they are gearing up to the 2020 reelection campaign for donald trump. yeah, that's exactly right, immigration attorneys are saying there‘s been a steady rise throughout the last two and half
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yea rs throughout the last two and half years at the top immigration enforcement actions, we have seen an uptick in and myself in the last two weeks, and the president trump knows he can hijack the national narrative focusing on immigration and we saw during the midterm elections, he focused on a migrant caravan headed to the us border painting it as a national emergency, that backfired then, and he instead many thought should have focused on issues like health care and economy. things people really were so concerned about at that time, the president trump that still believe this is a winning strategy for 2020 at his rallies and supporters still cheer when he talks about immigration. he believes he‘s fulfilling that promise to build the wall and topknot. we are hearing lots of negative response of human rights organisations are lawyer groups, what about political reaction to this? we are hearing a lot from democratic presidential hopefuls,
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for example, julian castro is saying it‘s putting people in harm and he pointed to the dallas case of the 18—year—old us citizen who has been detained for three weeks wrongfully. also, my hair is talking about it‘s violent and dangerous and i listen that the warrant calling it cruel and unjust. —— cannot come alive. they will use it as well as a big rallying cry for the democrats disagree with the policy but it‘s cruel and inhumane. they also play this country stronger when it welcomes immigrants, it‘s a very big competing visions of america will be on full display on 2020. as always, thank you. the former premier of china, li peng, has died, at the age of 90. li was at the heart of chinese politics throughout much of the 19805 and 90s, holding several top positions. but he was best known as the "butcher of beijing"
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for his role in the tiananmen square crackdown on pro—democracy protesters in 1989. soldiers killed hundreds of unarmed civilians. estimates of the death toll range from several hundred to several thousand. this is how li‘s death was covered on chinese state television. comrade lee had a clear—cut banner and along with others, took decisive measures to stop the unrest and quell the counterrevolutionary rights. has stabilised domestic situation and played an important role in the major struggle for the future of the party and the country. china has consistently censored the tiannamen square massacre and avoids making any reference to it. but outside of china, li‘s foreign appearances attracted mass demonstrations. michael bristow has more.
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he became almost the face of the official crackdown a few weeks before hand and declared martial law of what was the end of an indication of what was the end of an indication of what was to come and he was that pa rt of what was to come and he was that part of a group of people that decided to send in the troops later on, and subsequent years, he justified his action saying how china have to do that. in order to restore order to beijing, which was ina restore order to beijing, which was in a chaotic situation. so really, he was that they said that crackdown even though he was not necessarily the person who actually decided to send the troops and. the chinese political system is quite opaque so we are never quite clear who was made the exact decision to do what, but he certainly was a public face. no mention of tiananmen square in china‘s national english newspaper the global times. the paper tweeted a list of li peng‘s achievements,
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most notably how he "implemented the "one country, two systems" policy and led the work of returning #hk and #macao to the motherland." on that last point, li‘s death comes at a time of very high tensions in hong kong, where violent protests over an extradition bill have tested beijing‘s authority in the chinese—controlled territory. kerry allen from bbc monitoring is watching chinese media for us. when it comes to his death, how has chinese media have been covering this? it's past midnight now in china for life at the newspapers are starting to be published, and latterly today, i mean the 2ath of july, the front page is dominated by pictures of him and calling him comrade lee and publishing this obituary at hand originally
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published by the news agency, and they are very closely sticking to these words because anything like this, very senior thinker dying the state wa nts this, very senior thinker dying the state wants to make sure the wording is absolutely spot on and there‘s no room for any kind of possibilities where people could pick up the words and paper it said this and try to get messages out, and the same as the case on social media, that uses reposting when his death was announced, but i mean i was clicking on the equivalent that they spoke of it there, and you couldn‘t see anything because what will happen is government will be going through them, screaming and checking everything to make sure it goes along with what they want to get across that he was a great man. the agency was calling him a loyal communist warrior. also it gives an opportunity for beijing pro—government sponsors people who paid by government to post messages. so lots of hearts appearing on
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social media, like the people saying he was a great man, you won‘t see criticism whatsoever in china about this. even yesterday or this time 12 hours ago, we are talking about state media are chinese media actually talking about the protest taking place in hong kong it seemed like they were opening up a little bit in marketing does, but when it comes to the tiananmen square given that he was described as the butcher of beijing, nothing at all, no mention at all. nothing not really, they want —— they did commented on it and being a controversialfigure but nope it‘s pretty much careful about any mention whatsoever of officials who died and they don‘t have a presence like facebook or twitter like those who do over here, so any kind of mention of any official whatsoever, is under tight scrutiny for beijing. thank you for
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looking into that. stay with us on 0utside source — still to come... europe‘s experiencing another heatwave — we‘ll ask if climate change is behind the soaring temperatures. 66% of conservative members voted for borisjohnson to be party leader, but how far will his appeal spread? the bbc‘s alex forsyth has been talking to grass roots tories in loughborough. across the country it was tory party members who made this choice, so what does this group from loughborough make of the result? boris will show us he is the team leader. well, he better not let us down. he's got to get the party together and the country together. they watched with bated breath as the new prime minister was announced this morning, not all convinced the right man got the job. whilst i‘m sceptical i hope that i‘m proven wrong. i am absolutely over the moon.
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we first met these conservative members a few weeks ago when there were still several candidates in the race. they were split then about who should win. i just want somebody that's going to unify the party, and ideally parliament. that is still sarah‘s hope today, even though she didn‘t back borisjohnson. he really does need to prioritise bringing the different factions of the conservative party together. if he is going to make a success of his promises, he isjust going to need to present unity rather than division. paul is convinced he can. i think the party will get behind him, they will have to get behind him because we have had a vote, and election of the members and the members on the ground have decided he is the man. both trevor and peter want the party to get behind the new leader
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i must say, it concerns me because i don‘t feel confident that he understands the whole brexit process. delighted, basically he seems to be the guy who gets excited this brexit. but it will take more than that to bring his party and the country together. alex forsyth, bbc news, loughborough. this is 0utside source live from the bbc newsroom. 0ur lead story is... borisjohnson is the new leader of the uk conservative party — and will take office as the next uk prime minister on wednesday. some of the stories being covered by the bbc world service... south korea has said its fighter jets fired warning shots at a russian military aircraft that twice entered its airspace. russia appeared to be carrying out the operation with chinese warplanes — but denied it had violated south korean airspace.
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japan says its military also deployed jets in response to the russian incursion. korean service. and one of the most read on the bbc news website — police in sydney, australia have arrested a man accused of carrying 1a0—million—us—dollars‘ worth of drugs — after he crashed his vehicle into police cars outside a police station. he‘s been charged with supplying drugs and negligent driving. europe is experiencing a heatwave, and it‘s only going to get hotter as the week goes on. here are some pictures from today. this is bordeaux in france, which recorded its highest temperature since records began a1.2 degrees celcius. here a people cooling off in paris —
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forecasters there say they could see a new record high on thursday. it‘s notjust people cooling off. these lions at a british safari park were given balls of ice to cope with the heat. they were given frozen blood ice lollipops also. more seriously, forest fires have been raging in central portugal — although they now appear to be under control. this is what it‘s going to be like on thursday lots of countries hitting a0 degrees. belgium has issued a code red warning for the whole country — that‘s a first. and the netherlands has activated its national heat plan. here‘s claire nullis from the world
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meteorological 0rganisation. as he side engine, they are becoming more frequent and starting earlier and becoming more intense, so it‘s not a problem that‘s going to go away, but hopefully things to the that heat health warnings and action plans, and many parts of the world, we can make the incident back in 2003 in the european heat wave, that hopefully should be a thing of the past now, we know better and learned our lesson and had measures in place. this is the second heatwave in quick succession this summer. a lot of you might be wondering — are we responsible for causing it? here‘s our environment correspondent matt mcgrath on that. the question of the connection between climate change and extreme temperatures is the first question that‘s asked when any extreme that happens these days, and while scientists are loving to say any
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particular been caused by climate change, they are certainly a good buddy batted in saying that conditions behind extremes he didn‘t like what we are experiencing right now are caused by climate change but if you look back injune, temperature records were upset all over the world, a1 temperatures had new records, and europe they were about a degree above the long—term average that was a five day heat wave in the middle of it and if you look back further, between 1850 19005, look back further, between 1850 1900s, there are three degrees warmer which is a huge difference. scientist decided to look at it and see what‘s going on and the impact of climate change or what it was doing to temperature is and they came up with the pretty quick assessment suggesting that climate change is that we are seeing from the result of ice burning fossil fields had made the likelihood of heat records and he played injune in europe by about five times more likely. previous studies and other times last year met up is looking at the uk saying the heatwave experience last summer was made 30 times likelier than —— with climate
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change that we are seeing a pattern assigned as being able to say not directly caused by climate change and particular events but definitely influenced, and they say also averages over the last decade or so or length of the heatwave has doubled and they are saying they are likely mild to see and short sequence likely mild to see and short sequence of everyone is experiencing is probably not the end of the story just yet. yes growing trend, and more coming up just yet. yes growing trend, and more coming up on our just yet. yes growing trend, and more coming up on our website so your thoughts and experiences as well they share with them. i‘ll be here tomorrow with another edition. extreme daytime seat at this time of year can often lead to a binder and breakdowns, that‘s exactly what‘s happening at this week. in fact, we see two faces as summer. clear blue skies replaced with sharp by and downpour. they look take time to clear
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out, daring wednesday morning across scotland, but then a clearance. beautiful blue skies and sunshine yet again. cloud is thick enough perhaps in the northwest with an odd spite of drizzling rain and here just a little bit fresh with a southwest wind. further inland, more shelter and east and southeast england seeing highs at 32 degrees. we move out of wednesday into thursday, we had this area of low pressure is starting to trend from the southwest, but still i had to admit, from the southwest, but still ahead of it we drag up warm dry continental air, meaning another sultry night, trying to get a decent night seat. —— sleep. the next morning starting off quite he made again. temperature is sitting at 20 degrees in the southeast. another beautiful day for many, risk of sharp showers across wales up through the irish sea, and elsewhere heat is peaking on thursday. we can somewhere stay close to the greater london area and a high of 37 celsius.
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if that happens, shy of 100 fahrenheit, it will be the warmest day on record injuly and it looks like there is a possibility of breaking that record. but, change comes friday as a cold front pushes in introducing slightly yellow bright tone meaning this cool air behind that cold front will push the warm air into the southeast corner. so tuesday, frontal system in a band of cloud not producing much in the way of rain, but look at the difference with the feel of things. widely low 20s along the west facing coast, high of 28 with 30 degrees possibly in the greater london area. but again, it feels different from thursday. as we move into the weekend, change it to come. slight change in the emphasis to early in the week and probably not coming as welcome is if you are stuck in an office all day but heading to the east coast saturday because you could see rain.
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it moves slowly west which is best for dry weather but temperatures are subdued about 23 degrees. saturday into sunday, whether from slowly drifting last. improving picture into eastern areas, let a bit of brightness in the afternoon and we might see temperature is higher. about 25 degrees in the london area. dry and warm as we move into monday. what does the new work week hold in store? it looks as though the potential for low pressure to move in from the southwest and emphasise more unsettled picture into the far northwest but not for you all, potential into southeast to be under influence of high—pressure, meaning we could still be dragging in this warm dry continental and as he can see clearly, it is moving into the southeast corner, so it looks as though it will not be quite as extreme as the week we are having at the moment.
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it‘s hot, some rain at times, not exculsivel dry the southeast but best at that dry and warm weather likely here.
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conservative party. as many votes asjeremy hunt, so what‘s his plan? deliver brexit, unite the country and defeat jeremy corbyn. and that is what we‘re going to do. applause will the real boris johnson please stand up? what kind of prime minister will he make? i think it‘s great. i hope he does good things. i think he will. no, he'sjust a clown. yeah, he's not clever... he'sa he's a buffoon. we‘ll bring you all the latest as 10 downing street prepares


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