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this is bbc news. the headlines at 12:00: jeremy corbyn orders a review of the role of the labour's deputy leader amidst a row over a bid to oust tom watson on the first day of labour's party conference. the nec agreed this morning that we are going to consult on the future of diversifying the deputy leader position to reflect the adversity of society. position to reflect the adversity of society. does tom watson have yourfull confidence? tom watson is the deputy leader of the party and i enjoy working with him. the travel firm thomas cook has approached the government for emergency funding, as it tries to avoid going into administration, leaving customers with uncertainty.
just don't know what the situation is. they will either have a flight back into manchester and be fortu nate back into manchester and be fortunate are all things could... you know, things could collapse in the next couple of days or hours and we have nothing. the us is sending troops and missile defence systems to saudi arabia and the uae in response to last week's attack on saudi oilfacilities. 75 years on from the battle of arnhem, a mass parachute drop is taking place in the netherlands , to mark what was known as ‘0peration market garden‘ in world war two. australia fight back to beat fiji in their opening game of the rugby world cup injapan. and coming up — click investigates whether technology companies bear responsibility for the opiod crisis in the us — that's in half an hour here on bbc news.
good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. jeremy corbyn has arrived at the labour party conference in brighton amidst a row over a bid to oust his deputy tom watson. mr corbyn ordered a review of the deputy leader's role this morning — just as the party's ruling national executive committe seemed set for a vote on whether to abolish the position. in the last half hour mr corbyn played down the move, saying he enjoyed working with his deputy leader. when did you first know about the plot to oust tom watson? the nec agreed this morning we are going to consult on the future of diversifying the deputy leadership positions to reflect the diversity of our society and our confidence will move on to defeating austerity, to the green industrial revolution and green new deal that we are putting forward and giving the people the final say on brexit and oui’ people the final say on brexit and our nec left this morning in a happy
and united mood. our confidence will be totally united in defeating this tory government and the austerity and poverty they are brought to the british people and the way in which the prime minister shut down parliament to prevent accountability and debate. that is not the labour way and we will do things very differently. does tom watson have your full confidence? tom watson is the deputy leader of the party and i enjoy working with him. did you know anything about this pa rt did you know anything about this part minister corbyn? our political correspondent nick eardley is in brighton. we will come in to the matter brexit, too, because there is a row brewing of a labour's position on that. first of all, it has been a really difficult 2a hours so are 12 hours for the labour party, hasn't it? not the way a party that says it is preparing for government once the
first way of its conference to go, quite frankly. this plot to get rid of tom watson's deputy leader position emerged late last night. mr watson found out about it when he got a text message in a chinese restau ra nt got a text message in a chinese restaurant in manchester. it was not even at the meeting. butjust as quickly as it emerged it was dropped this morning. there had been an outpouring of rage from labour mps, even some injeremy corbyn‘s shadow cabinet when making public their displeasure with the move. mr corbyn has come up with a compromise. basically, to kick the down the road. to have a review into the deputy leader position and come back at some point unspecified point in the future and decide exactly what should happen to it. i have got to say i'm not sure that will do much to ta ke say i'm not sure that will do much to take away the criticism of the labour party for spending its time talking about internal disputes rather than policies. here is what tom watson had to say when he was asked before that plot was dropped on the radio this morning.
this conference is supposed to be a platform book for what could be a general election in six weeks. it is a straight sectarian attack on a broad church party and it is moving us broad church party and it is moving us intoa broad church party and it is moving us into a different kind of institution. where pluralism isn't tolerated, where factional observance has to be adhered to completely. and it is kind of completely. and it is kind of completely goes against the sort of traditions that the labour party has had 400 years. i mean, i look at the days when tony blair and gordon brown were our leaders and there was i’ooiti brown were our leaders and there was room forjeremy brown were our leaders and there was room for jeremy and john brown were our leaders and there was room forjeremy and john mcdonnell to have dissenting voices. but it seems that my position on brexit, where very strongly believe that we need to work with other parties to stop a no deal, where i have been campaigning fora stop a no deal, where i have been campaigning for a referendum, stop a no deal, where i have been campaigning fora referendum, where i believe we should campaign for remain, which shares a lot of support across the shadow cabinet
table as well as across our members, ijust thinkjohn table as well as across our members, i just think john mannesmann table as well as across our members, ijust thinkjohn mannesmann and his faction are so angry about that they would rather abolish me than have a debate with me about it. the row about brexit does seem to be escalating at the moment. just tell us escalating at the moment. just tell us what has emerged again in the last hour or so? just as one internal conflict is diffused another one pops up. this is over exactly what labour‘s position online to admit brexit is. there is a draft statement that has gone to the party's executive that they were discussing the next couple of days outlining labour‘s proposal to the country on brexit. that they we re to the country on brexit. that they were taken to a general election. so, labour‘s plan is to say if in government we will renegotiate the brexit deal and come up with a relationship with the european union much closer than the one the conservatives are planning. labour says it can do that in three months then within six months it will put that option versus the option of
staying in the european union to the people in a referendum. but, this is where the big conflict is coming from in the labour party, there would be a conference of the labour party after that general election to decide what its own preference was. so the potential is that the labour party is going to go into a general election, if it happens, potentially just ina election, if it happens, potentially just in a few weeks' time, not knowing exactly what it will recommend on brexit. whether it will stick up for its own new deal that it hopes to negotiate with the european union over there it will say to the country, we think we would be better off staying in the european union. we know there are many at the top of the labour party, tom watson is one of them, john mcdonnell, the shadow chancellor, the shadow foreign secretary, emily thornbury, and many others too who said no matter what happens, if there is another referendum we will back remain. jeremy corbyn, as things stand, is not prepared to go that far and it appears at the
moment that the party could go into a snap general election not knowing its preference. it is going to be an interesting couple of days down there. thank you very much for now. thomas cook has asked the government for financial help — as it tries to avoid collapse. britain's oldest package holiday firm could fall into administration this weekend unless it finds 200 million pounds to secure a rescue deal. a collapse could leave around 150,000 british holidaymakers stranded. katie prescott has more. it has a lot of costs. 22,000 staff. now heading into the winter period, the date leading company has a cash flow crisis. if we book a holiday with thomas cook, we will pay
for it before we go, obviously, but they actually do not pay the hotel until after we are back, so they pay 60 to 90 days later, which means that everybody that went on holiday through the summer, it is now that thomas cook is beginning to have to pay the hotels. they simply can't and if they can't pay the suppliers, then the company faces a pretty tough time. the company lenders say it needs an extra £200 million on top of the money it's already secured for a bailout. with a vote on that lifeline next friday, the company is hoping it can get over the next few days to reach that finish. it's a nervous time for customers. we just don't know what the situation is. we will either have a flight back and get back to manchester and be fortunate or things could collapse in the next couple of days or hours and we have nothing to go back on, so it's just a case of waiting, really. if the company goes into administration, their 150,000 uk package holiday customers will be brought home and those who've booked holidays will be refunded.
katie prescott, bbc news. chloe hardy and jack chalmers have booked their wedding in the greek island of zante with thomas cook and have 33 members of their family due to fly out next sunday. theyjoin us via webcam from burbage in leicestershire. thanks very much to both of you and congratulations on your forthcoming wedding. how worried are you? thank you. how worried are we question are very worried. obviously we don't know if we are going to be able to get out there. you know, we might be able to get out there on thursday and our family and fans might not be able tojoin us on the sunday so so will we have booked our wedding with thomas cook as well so wedding with thomas cook as well so we don't know if our wedding is going to be able to go ahead. it's all a bit worrying. has the company been in touch with you or have you heard anything directly? no. so i have e—mailed the thomas cook wedding concierge in the uk, we
have not heard anything back from them. andl have not heard anything back from them. and i have also e—mailed the wedding coordinator and again, i have not heard anything back from them as of yet. jack, this must be incredibly worrying. you are due to get married a week tomorrow? yes. did you take out any kind of insurance? we have got at all protection which ensures package holiday but the wedding side of it, no. so if you do about the wedding doesn't go ahead what are the costs of their hotel? it is covered in the price of the package but our separate wedding test costs are not covered. can you give us an idea of how much she would lose financially? thousand, really. just in decorations and then put up our wedding outfits, all the outfits we have bought for our bridal party. groomsmen. talking thousands of pounds. are your guests all booked with thomas cook? yes. 33 of the guests
and they have all built with thomas cook. again, the hotel that we are staying in is a thomas cook hotel. you know, so we're talking over £30,000 just on holidays alone that is hanging in the balance, really. when did you put this? you must have been excited and looking forward to this for awhile? lastjune. so 15 months now it has beenin lastjune. so 15 months now it has been in the planning. how are you feeling now, jack? well, it is just complete uncertainty. we don't know if we are going to be flying out, we don't know if we are going to be able to have our wedding so, yeah, we just going to be able to have our wedding so, yeah, wejust not going to be able to have our wedding so, yeah, we just not shove any. we don't really know, do we? are you at all able cancel it or make arrangements with a different tour operator? i think at the minute, you know, we don't know what is going to happen with thomas cook and, you know, all we can go off is what we are reading online and i have read online that if we cancel it before and they don't go into liquidation then we would just lose everything that we have paid for whereas if we, you
know, i would can fly and can't go because of thomas cook going into liquidation we are covered for our atoll so we will get the holiday cost back. do you think the government should be stepping in to try and protect people like you? well, hopefully, yeah. who do you blame for this, if anybody? i blame thomas cook, really. yeah. anybody? i blame thomas cook, really. yeahlj don't know whether you are going to be able to get out there but obviously, we very much hope that it all does go ahead for your sake. thank you very much. thank you very much indeed. thank you. thank you. iran has warned that any military strike on its country will lead to the destruction of the attacker. it comes after last week's attack on saudi oil production facilities which the us has blamed on iran. major general hossein salami reiterated tehran's defiance after the us announced it was sending more troops
translation: anyone who wants the nation to become a battlefield, they are welcome. but we will never allow war to be declared on iran. but we will never allow war to be declared on iran. earlier i spoke to the bbc‘s security correspondent, frank gardner who is in the saudi capital riyadh. i asked him what we should make of the us decision to send forces to saudi arabia. well, it is exactly what they say. it is defensive rather than with a view to striking back in tehran. the saudis and the americans and spent the last week in really intensive discussions as to how they should respond to this really catastrophic attack. the biggest air attack on saudi arabia in a generation. temporarily crippled its oil industry and both countries are in no doubt that in their minds iran
was to blame despite his denials. for some time it was like there is going to be a retaliatory strike by the us but the saudis, i think, will almost certainly have warned the us please don't do this because if you do, iran is going to hit as even harder. and it is clear that there isa gap harder. and it is clear that there is a gap in their defences while the swarm of drones and cruise missiles, whoever their adversary is or was was able to get through those defences. so the additional troops that have been sent and the equipment that is being rushed here to saudi and also to the uae down the road, that is designed to bolster those defences against any incoming missiles. it isn't going to be 100% effective. it is going to be pa rt be 100% effective. it is going to be part of a layered defence but there isa part of a layered defence but there is a nervousness part of a layered defence but there is a nervousness here i think in saudi arabia that despite all the billions of dollars they have spent on buying arms from the west they have got an achilles' heel and their enemies know where to hit them. know where to hit them. the headlines on bbc news... jeremy corbyn orders a review
of the role of the labour's deputy leader amidst a row over a bid to oust tom watson on the first day of labour's party conference. the travel firm thomas cook has approached the government for emergency funding, as it tries to avoid going into administration. the us is sending troops and missile defence systems to saudi arabia and the uae in response to last week's attack on saudi on saudi oilfacilities. 75 years ago, allied troops carried out the largest airborne operation of the second world war. this led to the battle of arnhem, in the netherlands in which more than 1,500 british soldiers died and over 6,000 were captured. today, thousands of british and nato troops re—enacted the operation , including 97—year—old sandy cortmann, who was just 22 when he parachuted into the dutch city in 1944. our defence correspondent, jonathan beale is in arnhem.
it has been quite a day already, hasn't it, jonathan? it has. i mean, this is probably one of the last biggest events like this that they will hold while they can share it with those are still alive, and ever dwindling number of them. around 60 here, as you mention. sandy cortmann was the only one who carried out that assisted jump with the parachute regiment‘s red devils. he landed here, he was applauded by the crowds. just a few more now jumping out here from an aircraft. that has been happening throughout the day, as you say, hundreds of british and also nato troops, imitating that landing that took place in difficult circumstances all those years ago. a mission that ultimately failed because they did not ca ptu re ultimately failed because they did not capture that bridge at arnhem.
nevertheless, the people here still appreciate the sacrifice and each year children, school children go to the cemetery and british war graves and lay a flower on the graves of those who lost their lives. 1500 british were killed in that operation. 6000 taken prisoner. so this is a special moment for the community here. also for the visitors, the families of those who took part in the event and have travelled over from took part in the event and have travelled overfrom britain. and also america as well. but it may welcome as i say, be one of the last big occasions that those veterans are here to witness this and to share this moment with the locals. thank you very much. young people might communicate using brain implants and hologram technology in the future — that's according to a new survey from the children's charity barnardos who asked more than 3000 children and adults across britain how they think young people will talk to each other in 30 years' time. holograms and body implants were amongst the most popular answers. the survey is part of a new report
from the charity which urges the government to introduce new legislation to help protect children online now and in the future. let's speak now to barnardo's director of policy and communications, sagar sharma. so what did you find? what did people say was going to be the means of talking? what was really interesting about this survey was it really indicates, the 30th anniversary of both the internet and the children's act, the pace of change among children and young people has been enormous. so we've got 9% of adults and 13% of children saying that they don't believe in 30 yea rs saying that they don't believe in 30 years hence we will be using written communication at all, actually. and so there is only 39% thinking we would still rely on written communication. there is much more focus now on holograms, so 30% of children think they will be using holograms, 40% believe there will be body implants. i am wearing wearable technology today. it is not a huge
lea p technology today. it is not a huge leap of the imagination to think that that could become a reality. what sort of body implants are you talking? well, they didn't specify. it was just this, the next iteration of this is likely to be not visible. and that carries dangers of course, is well the top now, we know that the internet has had huge opportunities for children. it is change the way they learn. this change the way they learn. this change the way they learn. this change the way they communicate with each other. it is an amazing way for them to entertain themselves but there are huge dangers online. even now when you can see, my eight—year—old can see when she is on the ipad in the room, if this becomes a wearable technology, our regulation, which is already 30 yea rs regulation, which is already 30 years out of date, based on the children's act, is no chance of keeping up. so what barnardos is saying is that the technology is fantastic. young people benefit hugely from it but our regulation around keeping children safe online,
we do off—line, in playgrounds which are safe we do off—line, in playgrounds which a re safe by we do off—line, in playgrounds which are safe by design. so she had that experience online be safe? if we don't do it now than in 30 years' time where some of our futurologist that we have interviewed a sane, well, much of what we think is going to drive communication in the future hasn't even been invented yet. so we clearly can't regulate for that. what we can do, though, is really bring back the online harm paper, and the government has done some great work on select committees with the help of charities like barnardos. what we need to do, regardless of what parties in power in the next couple of months, this is unarguably something that needs to be put into legislation. you need to update for the online world. how on earth, though, does a government think about regulating for, know, holograms or chip inside a wrist, when that is not out there in the market? i don't think you can anticipate what we don't know yet. but certainly, what we need to do is regulate for what we do know and
ensure that there is at least a statutory duty of care, a legal duty of care for the big tech companies that will be developing this technology so they are developing it alongside charities that understand the impact of, like barnardos, a palm on children and young people, ensuring that it is safe by design. so we don't have to retrospectively try to fix something that is pretty ha rd to try to fix something that is pretty hard to get back in the bag at that point. so what we are saying is, let's put in place an online harm is built into legislation. out of that asa built into legislation. out of that as a regulator, part of that is a duty on big tech companies to ensure safety by design and that way we have got a chance of keeping children and young people, particularly the most vulnerable, actually, say. just very quickly, couldn't help to make this technology help keep people safe? if i always know when my child is because there is something implanted in them or if it holograms, and potentially more dangerous? it's potentially better,
isn't it? it is just like isn't it? it isjust like fire. isn't it? it is just like fire. a great tool when used well and dangerous when not. technology is a wonderful thing. the same technology that you can track your child with, somebody else can. it if it has not been used are regulated in the right way put up are regulated in the right way put up on children, importantly, the pa rents up on children, importantly, the parents and children are not learning how to navigate safely in that environment themselves. education is a key part for adults absolutely committed. thank you very much indeed. thank you very much indeed. the teenage activist greta thunberg has hailed the global day of protests she inspired as the ‘biggest climate strike in history'. millions of people around the world have taken part in demonstrations over the last 24 hours, ahead of a summit in new york next week. the teenager addressed people in the city — praising them for taking part in what she called ‘a wave of change'. we all live here. it affects all of us. we all live here. it affects all of us. and we will notjust stand aside and watch. we are united behind the science and we will do everything in
our power to stop this crisis from getting worse. applause. fears that thousands people could storm the top secret us military base known as ‘area 51' last night turned out to be unfounded. more than three million responded to a facebook post injune, calling for people to raid the facility in nevada — in an attempt to uncover evidence of extra—terrestrial life. but only around 75 people turned up, many of them in costume and no—one attempted to enter the site. tim allman has more. shouting, laughter. as invasions go — alien or otherwise — this was a little underwhelming. here at area 51, it seems fewer than that number bothered to turn up. but, for those who did, the hunt for little green men is always worthwhile. a bunch of random people in weird costumes, standing outside of a government base?
why would you want to miss that? that's a once—in—a—lifetime experience. it's like halloween, but we're just. . .annoying people. we clicked that we'd be going, just for the fun of it, but as it got more popular, we decided, "hey, why not go down and actually make a fun trip out of it?" so we came down, we're going camping and we're going to check at the base — as much as we can — from here. but that's easier said than done. miles of barbed wire fences and security cameras circle this top secret facility in nevada. what actually happens here is hush—hush, but it's believed to be a test site for experimental aircraft. go in peace. others, though, remain convinced — the truth is still out there. i think if you witness it, you will believe. there's stuff out there that's incredible that you wouldn't believe it unless you saw it for yourself. i'm a believer — there are aliens. there are aliens.
one person was briefly detained for urinating near the main gate, but the whole event was reasonably good—natu red. then, invasion over, much like et, they all went home. tim allman, bbc news. now, have a look at this a zebra with spots instead of stripes has been born in the maasai mara national reserve in kenya. it's thought that the zebra foal, given the name tira, was born with spots instead of stripes, because of a melanin disorder. tour guide and photographer anthony tira saw the foal near the mara river, and gave her his name. now it's time for a look at the weather with helen willetts. apart from the odd pocket of fog this morning it has been a fine weather. and it will continue for as
for the rest of the day. some low cloud lingering in the north of scotla nd cloud lingering in the north of scotland and yes, there is a risk of a scattering of showers for south—west england, west wales and later northern ireland and they could well be thundery but that is the exception to this tribal. for most of us it will feel warm again in that sunshine but it will be tempered today by a stronger wind. strong and gusty wind despite temperatures expected to be higher than lows of yesterday and that is because we've got this warm air ahead of a changing weather. an increasing risk of showers, heavy and boundary pushing north—eastwards tonight and tomorrow followed by a band of persistent rain not a wash out tomorrow because dry weather follows with a scattering of showers and we may escape by the odd shower in the finals and eastern most of us will have more cloud, still quite breezy conditions so it is not going to be as warm and of course the risk of some heavy showers longer spells of some heavy showers longer spells of rain. as ever, there is more online.
hello, this is bbc news with geeta guru—murthy. here are the headlines... jeremy corbyn orders a review of the role of the labour's deputy leader amidst a row over a bid to oust tom watson on the first day of labour's party conference. we agreed this morning that we are going to consult on the future of diversifying deputy leadership positions to reflect the diversity of our society. does tom watson have your full confidence? tom watson is the deputy leader of the party and i enjoy working with him.
the travel firm thomas cook has approached the government for emergency funding as it tries to avoid going into administration. the us is sending troops and missile defence systems to saudi arabia and the uae in response to last week's attack on saudi oilfacilities. 75 years on from the battle of arnhem, a mass parachute drop is taking place in the netherlands to mark what was known as operation market garden in world war ii. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here'sjohn watson. three matches at the rugby world cup on day two, and the pick of them sees the holders new zealand up against south africa. south africa edged into an early lead, before two quick all black tries. earlier australia made a winning start beating fiji,
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