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this is bbc news i'm rachel. the headlines at 10pm. jeremy corbyn has quashed an attempt to oust tom watson as the deputy leader of the labour party, a row which has overshadowed the start of the party's conference in brighton. i'm particularly disappointed with john, the boss of momentum, because i think he is notjust undermined me, ithink i think he is notjust undermined me, i think is undermined jeremy, i think is undermined the party, and frankly, i think is undermined the momentum. iran reacts defiantly — in response to the us sending troops and missile defence systems to saudi arabia and the uae — after last week's attack on saudi oilfacilities. teenage climate activist greta thunberg arrives to cheering crowds at a youth summit on climate change in new york — ahead of the un general assembly next week.
in football, kevin de bruyne helps man city score a massive eight goals and secure victory against watford. and 75 years on from the battle of arnhem, a mass parachute drop takes place in the netherlands — to mark what was known as ‘0peration market garden‘ in world war two. and we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers, the chief political commentator at the independent, john rentoul, and broadcaster lucy beresford — stay with us for that. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn has intervened in an attempt to oust tom watson as his deputy, in a row that's overshadowed the start of labour's conference in brighton. the grassroots group, momentum,
had tabled a motion at the party's ruling national executive committee to abolish tom watson's role. but this morning the nec backed jeremy corbyn‘s proposal to review the position instead. tom watson likened the ploy to remove him as a "sectarian attack on a broad church". our political correspondent nick eardley explained more about the role played byjeremy corbyn. it's my understanding that jeremy corbyn was pretty angry at the way this came out, and the way that it emerged last night so late, kind of last—minute backroom attempt to get rid of tom watson. absolutely, there are some who aren't quite convinced that jeremy corbyn is completely distant from this, because momentum are the group who support mr corbyn‘s leadership, and helped him win the leadership the second time around, when he was challenged by owen smith. but mr corbyn, adamant that this
isn't the way that he wants to spend the conference, and making sure that it doesn't dominate the next few days as well. ayesha hazarika is a former labour advisor and commentator, she told me earlier, that this was not the way to start a political conference. well it's a very unfortunate start, normally, when you go into conference, you want to go in with a very big positive message. normally a policy announcement. something to really kind of rally the troops, send a signal to the outside world, that you are thrusting forward. remember, conferences are sort of like a shop window for political parties to really show their wares to the media, and to the public. and this is such a critical time, because we could have a general election within a couple of weeks being announced. so, i think for a lot of delegates that i've spoken to today, i arrived here last night, people are just a bit dazed and confused about this, because the labour party had felt like it was sort of coming together on brexit, yet to go into this party conference in such disarray,
and with such disunity is really a gift to the conservatives. you make the point people are dazed, and wondering where this came from. what's your take on a? is this john landsman momentum going rogue? going it alone? or do you think there is a stronger movement to try and sideline tom watson? i think it's a bit of both, to be honest. some sources i spoke to last night, my understanding is that a lot of the senior people in momentum were not in agreement with this particular move right now, and that it was a bit of freelancing. however, there has been a broader, sort of current of, you know, disaffection with tom watson. he's spoken out about anti—semitism. he's also spoken out about the brexit position, which is still sort of fairly fuzzy, and unclear. so i think a lot of people felt that, you know, he was sort of being punished for disloyalty, but the thing about a political party is, you cannotjust have enforced purity of thought across every
part of the party. it is a place where you have disagreements, you do have about things. —— debates about things. -- debates about things. talking of disagreements and debates, we will be finding about —— and we'll find out how this story and many others are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30 this evening in the papers. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are the broadcaster and psychotherapist lucy beresford and the chief political commentator at the independent, john rentoul. in a moment, kate silvereton will be here with the late news bulletin, but first the teenage climate activist, greta thunberg has been in new york for a youth summit on climate change ahead of the un general assembly. the united nations hosted young people discussing what actions should be taken to tackle climate change — a cause which brought millions of people around the world onto the streets in demonstrations on friday. the un secretary general antonio guterres said he would listen to their concerns.
this is the largest gathering of youth on climate at the united nations. there are thousands of activists here for more than a hundred countries, from the countries that are the biggest polluters to small island states, who are already feeling the effects of rising sea levels. greta thunberg was there addressing the young crowd, saying that the weekend's protests show that they are united in that they are unstoppable, and the secretary—general, again, saying, you know, his generation had failed the youth, but that he would be taking their initiatives that were proposed forward to world leaders at the un general assembly. well, with me now is one of the climate activists who was on stage with greta thunberg, and the secretary—general. just give us a sense from your perspective of how important it is to have young voices listen to you when it comes to climate change. so, i guess when it comes to young people, we are sort of like the liaison, or the mediators between what happens in the policy level, and what's happening
at the grassroot level, because young people now are coming up with their own innovative solutions and ideas that they are actually going to implement at the committee level, that you know, these are some of the efforts you can put into contribute to the bigger, the bigger solutions of climate change. so yeah, i think youth play a very important role in this. and you have felt climate change very personally from fiji. what's it been like for you to see that real—time effect? well, to be honest, it's quite devastating. because you get to see your people, like the smaller communities, they are feeling the brunt of it. they are relocating. they are leaving behind their land, their houses, to move to, to relocate to other places, so that they can somewhat adapt to the rising sea levels. so, yeah. and how concerned are you for your future? it is very concerning for us, because leaders are talking about our future, that this
is the future that we need to give to our children, but you also need to be taking responsibilities for your actions as well. so if you are not doing that, how can we young people be assured, you know, you are actually really thinking about our future, you are really actually doing all of this for our future. and specifically, what do you think of you know, developed, bigger countries, the worlds biggest polluters need to be doing to help developing countries? well, they need to be the ones setting examples for the smaller countries. so, if, for example, the bigger countries, they should be the ones, the ones who take the pledge for the paris agreement. they should be the ones at the top of it. doing everything, so that the others, the other smaller countries, or the other smaller governments can really actually work together with them with these issues, not the other way around. thank you so much. well as you heard there, a lot of passion here, a lot of youth who have personally
labour's deputy leader tom watson calls for unity after describing a plan to oust him as a "bad start" to the party's conference in brighton. jeremy corbyn earlier quashed the attempt by left—wing activists. tom watson says the party needs to come together. we have had a bad start to our conference, i cannot do anything about that. there are divisions over labour's exit plans. saudi arabia says it will respond with "necessary measures" to last week's attacks on its oilfacilities, once again accusing iran. 75 years on, one of the last surviving veterans of the battle of arnhem takes to the skies to remember
those who died. and defending champions the all blacks get their rugby world cup campaign off to a winning start. good evening. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn has prevented an attempt by left—wing activists to oust tom watson as his deputy. mr watson likened the ploy to remove him to a "sectarian attack". the party leadership says mr watson's role will now be reviewed rather than abolished. but labour's divisions over brexit also surfaced on the first day of a conference which had been designed to demonstrate unity. 0ur political correspondent iain watson has been following the day's events in brighton.
the day began in relative calm after a stormy night. labour ‘s deputy leader had almost been swept from office by left—wingers who saw him as disloyal but jeremy office by left—wingers who saw him as disloyal butjeremy corbyn was not in on the plan, so to avoid damaging pre—election row he had to stop some of his supporters from abolishing the post. we are going to consult on the future of the position to reflect the diversity of oui’ position to reflect the diversity of our society. tom watson is the deputy leader of the party and i enjoy working with him. tom watson leads a group of around 100 moderate mps and arriving this afternoon he accused some on the left of derailing any hope of unity. accused some on the left of derailing any hope of unitylj accused some on the left of derailing any hope of unity. i am disappointed because i hoped we could unite the swing and i am still hoping that and that is what i am hoping that and that is what i am hoping to do. it is fair to say that the atmosphere has been heating up inside the labour party make no mistake, if tom watson had been
forced out of his position as deputy leader we could have seen a pre—election crisis in the main party of opposition and potentially even a split. this row has almost overshadowed the arguments about brexit. almost. labour's late national executive drew up its preferred brexit plan today. if passed by the party conference it would mean that a labour government would mean that a labour government would negotiate a new brexit deal in its first three months. they would then hold a referendum on this deal within six months but with the option to remain on the ballot paper. but crucially this would mean the party wouldn't decide whether to back leave or remain until after the general election. what jeremy corbyn is effectively saying is i will speak for everyone, i will negotiate a deal much better than theresa may 's. we will stop the disaster of a fio 's. we will stop the disaster of a no deal from borisjohnson 's. we will stop the disaster of a no deal from boris johnson and we will take that back, let people
decide. the trouble is that these people have already made up their mind without seeing any leave deal. even members ofjeremy corbyn ‘s own top team say the party should campaign to remain in the forthcoming general election. what do you think of the of labour campaigning fora labour do you think of the of labour campaigning for a labour leave version of brexit? we must make sure that we lead the campaign to remain. if the party does not do this, tonight the local labour mp claimed that labour would be facing an electoral disaster. if labour does not stand for that, we will have the same result as we had in the european elections. we will be third or fourth. an encouraging end for a day that had not entirely gone to plan. jeremy corbyn wants to keep his fire trained on the enemy outside rather than inside his party. can he do that?”
outside rather than inside his party. can he do that? i think what jeremy corbyn is going to try to do is unveil a radical policy agenda aimed at uniting his party and also aimed at uniting his party and also aim to bring in a new generation of voters as well. there will be very ambitious climate change targets, calls for a shorter working week but as we heard, the old divisions over brexit are reignited and what is interesting if i may point this out, you have a jeremy corbyn ally on the left of the party calling for labour to be more unambiguously remain. we have a usualjeremy corbyn ally len mccluskey calling for exactly the opposite. then there is the whole tom watson affair, partlyjeremy poor —— michaeljeremy corbyn not involved in left—wing attempts to oust his own deputy leader calling into question his own authority. around these parts they say unity is strength but quite frankly they are going to need a strenuous course of political body—building in the next
few days and indeed in the run—up to the next general election. ian, thank you. saudi arabia says it will respond with "necessary measures" to attacks on two of its oil facilities last weekend and has again accused of iran being behind them. iran denies involvement and earlier today said it was ready to destroy any aggressor after the us government announced it was sending troops to saudi arabia. frank gardner reports from riyadh. punctured, bombed, and blasted, the graphic aftermath of last weekend's missile and drone attack on saudi oil facilities... the pinpoint attack, quickly blamed by the us on iran, temporarily knocked out half saudi arabia's oil processing capacity. iran denies responsibility, but today, this revolutionary guard's commander issued a fiery warning against any possible retaliation. translation: a limited aggression will not remain limited. we will punish you. we will follow you.
we have shown we will not rest until the aggressor is destroyed. the us has held off military action, instead, slapping sanctions on iran's central bank and its sovereign wealth fund. it's also sending additional troops to defend saudi arabia. at a press conference today in the saudi capital, the minister of state welcomed this move. in addition to the us, we've also had very strong military cooperations from a number of other allies, in particular the united kingdom, and i think that the challenges we are facing now call for enhancing security cooperation between the kingdom of saudi arabia and its allies and partners. the saudi government has welcomed the deployment of additional us troops to bolster its air defences. now is the time, said the minister, for his country to work more closely with the us and britain. iran, he said, was to blame for all the recent missile attacks on his country. only days ago, president trump said
the us was "locked and loaded", but the saudi's called for restraint, and washington's measures appeared defensive. but with tensions high, it may not take much to change the president's mind. frank gardner, bbc news, riyadh. government ministers are being urged to help the travel firm thomas cook to prevent it from going out of business. it is struggling to find an extra £200 million of private investment. a union representing some staff says the firm must be rescued "no matter what." around 150,000 holidaymakers could be stranded if the company collapses. every schoolchild should get to spend a night under the stars in a national park or area of outstanding beauty — that's according to a government report which also says more money needs to be spent on national parks and in creating new ones. angus crawford has more. extraordinary beauty in a fragile landscape. england's iconic national parks, facing serious problems, like lack of affordable housing, poor transport links,
environmental decay. people who visit them may love them, but not enough get the chance. people in our country come and love places like this wonderful spot in the peak district we are in today. millions of people enjoy it, but millions don't. today's report calls for a new national parks body and a ranger service. a visit scheme for every child in the country and easier access for people from all backgrounds. i think i hear all the time that i am scared to go up there, i don't know what to do or maybe it is not for me, but ijust want to encourage people. it is for everybody. the authors make a simple equation, preserving natural beauty fosters national health and well—being. three hours south and just 30 miles from london, the chilterns. proposed as england's next national park. for some, that could be a mixed blessing.
i think try and conserve the best of what the chilterns have to offer. but at the same time, you have got to move forward, so therefore there has to be some enlightened attitudes towards new developments, towards progress. this report has a simple message. these landscapes should be for everyone and more needs to be done to both promote and protect them. action now to preserve our most beautiful places for generations to come. angus crawford, bbc news. it was the largest airborne operation of the second world war. the battle of arhnem was the failed bid to recapture a key bridge held by the germans in an attempt to bring an early end to the war. more than 1500 british servicemen were killed. 75 years on they've been remembering operation market garden and those who lost their lives. jonathan beale has more.
sandy kaufman was preparing to jump into battle 75 years ago. now aged 97 he is the last of the surviving arnhem veterans leaping into the skies again. in 19114, he was taken prisoner soon after he landed, but today he was being welcomed by applause, rather than enemy fire. does it bring back memories? not really, no. laughter. british and nato troops joined in the drop to remember the bold plan, to capture a series of bridges behind german lines. stilljust a fraction of the allied troops that took part in what was the largest airborne assault in history. arnhem is the story of heroic failure. the british never managed to take the bridge. 1500 were killed and thousands ta ken prisoner. this will probably be one of the last big events witnessed
by the ever dwindling band of veterans who landed here 75 years ago. but those they came to liberate say they will never forget the sacrifices they made. 75 years later and we are here with our children, so it is important that they know, where we remember the war and everyone who fought for us, for our freedom. i think it is very important. it should be remembered for many, many years. that is why we are here. it wasn't just locals, but also relatives and royalty who came to honour their bravery. along with a few surviving veterans likejothefferies, who still comes to remember the friends he lost. so many men wiped out. i couldn't believe it. there may be fewer of them with each passing year, but the dutch who they came
to liberate, say they'll never be forgotten. jonathan beale, bbc news, arnhem. with all the sport now, here's olly foster at the bbc sport centre. good evening. the first of the home nations play tomorrow at the rugby world cup injapan. today we saw the defending champions new zealand start with a win by 23 points to 13 against south africa, but it was far from convincing. from yokohama, here's our sports correspondent katie gornall. rarely is this trophy out of their grasp. new zealand and south africa have won it five times between them and itjust wouldn't be the world cup without this. playing new zealand can be a test of nerve. but south africa had no trouble there with andre pollard not unerring in front of
the post under the posts. but this was a heavyweight battle and after 20 minutes, the all blacks landed the first proper blow, running through the south african defence as only this side can. minutes later they struck again, this time through scott barrett, leaving new zealand14 points clear by half—time. they were in control but as soon as their concentration wavered, the springboks were in. a poacher‘s try from pieter—steph du toit. but try as they might, south africa just couldn't reel new zealand in, although with the final also in yokohama, these two could be reunited before too long. many thought they could have been an upset here, given south africa's form coming into this tournament, but new zealand were ruthless and showed why they are favourites to lift the world cup for a third time in a row. katie gornall, bbc news, in yokohama. there were two other matches today. australia trailed fiji at half—time but won 39—21. it was much tighter in tokyo where france just edged argentina 23—21 with a late drop goal. those sides are in the same pool as england. there were was an incredible game in the premier league today. match of the day follows the news, but if you want to know what happened, then keep watching.
manchester city beat watford 8—0 at the etihad stadium. they were 5—0 up inside 20 minutes. it's their biggest win in the premier league, but manchester united hold the record — 9—0 against ipswich in 1995. city scored more than half of today's goals in the premier league. leicester are up to third after beating spurs. there were also wins for burnley and sheffield united. it was goalless between newcastle and brighton. there were only three games in the scottish premiership today. aberdeen are up to third in the table after a 2—0 win away at livingston. andrew considine with their first and they also scored a late penalty. ross county were the other winners today. st mirren and hamilton drew. charles leclerc is on for a hat—trick in formula one. the ferrari driver has won the last two races from pole position and he'll start from the front at tomorrow's singapore grand prix after a blistering final qualifying session. championship leader lewis hamilton is second on the grid. the essex eagles are twenty20
champions for the first time. finals day at edgbaston went down to the final ball. captain simon harmer with the winning runs against the defending champions, worcestershire rapids. essex are also favourites to win the county championship that finishes next week. there's much more on the bbc sport website, including all the build—up to the home nations' matches at the rugby world cup tomorrow morning. you can see more on all of today's stories on the bbc news channel. that's all from me. goodnight. it evening. good evening. our spell of warm, dry, summerlike weather continued through the day on saturday, but, things are about to turn rather more autumnal from sunday onwards. this was the picture saturday
afternoon in bexley, greater london, beautiful blue skies there. in some places, we had temperatures up to 27 celsius, including north wales. and that's down to the fact that we've had this warm air drifting its way in from the south, but waiting in the wings out towards the west, an area of low pressure will be pushing weather fronts in from the west through the day on sunday, and actually for much of the week ahead, we have low pressure anchored out to the west. so through the rest of this evening and overnight, it's clouding over from the west. some heavy bursts of showery rain for northern ireland, wales, the southwest of england too, with the odd rumble of thunder. eastern england and much of scotland should stay dry overnight, so here, temperatures will be lower, but it is still a mild night wherever you are. in fact, cardiff seeing overnight lows of around 17 degrees. so quite mild, quite humid in fact, as we start the day on sunday. but there will be spells of further showery, and at times thundery rain moving gradually eastwards. i think eastern england will see a bit of sunshine around two, and actually northern leeds and scotland should stay dry for much of the day, but elsewhere, quite a bit of cloud and those showers working their way
gradually from west to east. it won't be as warm as it was on saturday, so temperatures around 18—20d, for most of us, we could see 23 degrees for most parts of east anglia. into sunday night, and that batch of heavy showery rain moves gradually northwards and eastwards. so many of us starting monday on a bit of a dryer note. temperatures still on the mild side, we could well see some mist and some fog patches as we start the new working week. now through the day on monday, we have got this area of low pressure moving in from the atlantic. now, that's associated with the remnants of ex—hurricane humberto, moving their way in, so bringing a spell of wet and fairly windy weather later on in the day, actually for much of monday morning, many of us should be largely dry. cloud tending to break up, so some sunshine, some fairly light winds, temperature is not doing too badly for the time of year. but later in the day, we will see this wet and windy weather initially arriving across the southwest of england and south wales, that will then push its way further eastwards and northwards across the uk later on in the day. but temperatures about 17—20d or so, and then you will notice with the outlook over the next five days or so for our capital cities, a bit of a downward trend in those temperatures.
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