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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11:00: 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. lam i am particularly disappointed with jon lansman, the boss of momentum, because i think he has notjust undermined me, ithink because i think he has notjust undermined me, i think he has undermined me, i think he has undermined jeremy, i think he has undermined jeremy, i think he has undermined the party, and frankly i think he has undermined the momentum delegates. former vice—presidentjoe biden has called for president trump to be investigated over whistleblower reports alleging he put pressure on a ukraininan leader to investigate mr biden‘s son. 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 oil facilities.
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 operation market garden in world war ii. and we'll take 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. 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 as 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. our 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 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 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. i am disappointed, because i hoped we could unite this week and i am still 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 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 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 no dealfrom borisjohnson 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 for a labour leave version of brexit? we must make sure that we lead the campaign to remain. but if the party does not do this, tonight the local labour mp claimed
that labour would be facing an electoral disaster. 0ur places in europe and in the world, and if labour does not stand for that, we will have the same results that happened in the european elections. we will be third 01’ european elections. we will be third orfourth. 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. and ian watson gave us this update in the last hour from brighton. i think whatjeremy corbyn is going to try to do is unveil a radical policy agenda. it is aimed at uniting his party, it is also aimed at trying to bring in a new generation of voters as well. very ambitious climate change targets, calls for a shorter working week. but as we heard, the old divisions over brexit have reignited. it is interesting, if i may point this out about my report, is this. you have a jeremy corbyn ally on the left of the party, the local mp here,
calling for labour to be more unambiguously remain. we have a usualjeremy corbyn i lay on the left of the party, the trade union boss len mccluskey, calling for exactly the opposite. then there is the tom watson affair, not even involved in 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 very strenuous course of political bodybuilding in the next few days and indeed in the run—up to the next general election. iain watson. he was right, it was interesting. 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 is 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 a shop window for political parties to show their wares to the media and the public. this is a critical time because we could have a general election being announced within a couple of weeks. so i think for a lot of delegates i have spoken to today, i arrived lot of delegates i have spoken to today, iarrived here lot of delegates i have 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 that people are dazed and wondering where this came from. what is your take? is this jon where this came from. what is your take? is thisjon lansman from momentum going rogue, going it alone? 0r momentum going rogue, going it alone? or do you think there is a stronger movement to try to sideline tom watson? i think it is a bit of both, to be honest, from 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 there was a bit of freelancing. however, there has been a broader sort of current of disaffection with tom watson. he has spoken out about anti—semitism. he has also spoken out about the brexit position, which is still sort of fairly fuzzy and unclear. so i think a lot of people felt about, you know, he was sort of being punished for disloyalty. but the thing about a political party is, you cannot just have 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 debates about things. and we will be finding out how that story and lots of the others are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 11:30pm. 0ur others are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 11:30pm. our guests joining me tonight arejohn rentoul, chief political correspondent at the independence, and broadcaster and psychotherapist lucy beresford. ——
independent. the democratic presidential frontrunner, joe biden, has accused donald trump of an overwhelming abuse of power over reports the president tried to put pressure on ukraine to launch a corruption investigation against him. in his latest comments to the press, mr trump did not deny the reports, saying: "it doesn't matter what i discuss." david willis in washington has been unpacking the background to the story. what this row centres on is a telephone conversation which clearly took place during the summer between president trump and the new leader of the ukraine, and it has been reported that on a number of occasions, possibly as many as eight occasions, possibly as many as eight occasions during the course of the telephone conversation, mr trump urged volodymyr zelensky to investigate the son ofjoe biden, who worked for a ukrainian gas company. now, there are suggestions thatjoe biden, as vice president of
the united states, threatens to withhold international aid money to ukraine unless a prosecutor he was investigating the gas company that his son worked for was sucked. now, today —— was sacked. today on twitter, mr trump dismissed the controversy is fake news, calling it a perfectly fine and routine conversation with the ukrainian leader in which nothing was said that was in any way wrong. 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 toady 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. 0nly 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. in a rare sign of dissent in egypt, small groups of protesters have gathered near tahrir square in cairo, to shout anti government slogans. they've called for president abdel fattah al sisi to go, and demanded an end to military rule. police fired tear gas to disperse them. in 2011, tahrir square was the site
of mass protests that led to the overthrow of president hosni mubarak. 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 colla pses. 0rganisers of a controversial loyalist parade in glasgow have attacked the city council's handling of the marching season. 0range marches due last weekend were banned following rioting in the city last month. but the police warned there could be violence unless today's parades were allowed to go ahead. 0ur correspondent niall 0'gallagher reports. a day in the sun for glasgow's loyalists, or an act of intimidation
against scotland's irish catholic minority? parades by the orange 0rder minority? parades by the orange order and other protestant marching groups ina order and other protestant marching groups in a long—running contested tradition. much is like this have long been tolerated here, gradually accepted long been tolerated here, gradually a cce pted by long been tolerated here, gradually accepted by many as a fact of life in scotland's largest city, after writing on the streets the council put a stop to parades last weekend, but after the police want there could be violence on this today's march went ahead, they said they we re march went ahead, they said they were put in an impossible position. riot police, including mounted offices underdog units were deployed, after several hundred loyalist protesters disrupted an irish republican march here last month. these scenes led the council to act. a protest followed and they decided they had no choice to much and continue. each margin needs to be considered on its merits. and in this case, the first people we consult with the police. we had a really difficult conversation with them around about which of the two options but isn't themselves here are more likely to keep people safe.
govan is out in force to celebrate something that we do every year, which they are trying to take away from us. but you can see the support. the police were everywhere today. no statement, they said the parades, over 1000 marchers, today. no statement, they said the parades, over1000 marchers, passed off without incident. as far as i'm concerned, i am off without incident. as far as i'm concerned, iam not off without incident. as far as i'm concerned, i am not a bigot. off without incident. as far as i'm concerned, iam not a bigot. iam definitely not anti—catholic. concerned, iam not a bigot. iam definitely not anti-catholic. they insist on playing songs which have clearly anti—catholic words, or telling the irish community to go home because the famine is over. this is an r that an organisation which is inherently, structurally, culturally anti—catholic, and there is no question about that. the roots of this tension run deep. in the zist of this tension run deep. in the 21st century, scotland still struggles with its history. the headlines on bbc news: 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. former us vice presidentjoe biden accuses donald trump of an abuse of power after reports the president put pressure on the ukrainian leader to investigate him. 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. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's james. good evening. all the news from a record breaking afternoon in the premier league to come, but there were three matches at the rugby world cup today. the holders new zealand made a winning start to their campaign as they beat south africa 23 points to 13 in yokohama. in a tournament which is expected to be one of the most open in years.
south africa took an early lead, but the all blacks hit back. two quick tries from george bridge and scott barrett put them in front. it keeps up their record of never having lost a world cup group match. despite the defeat south africa should still reach the knockout stage of the tournament. elsewhere, there was a thrilling finish between france and argentina. france were 17 points ahead of argentina at half time in their opening match in pool c, but ended up needing a late drop—goalfrom camille lopez to win it. and australia survived a scare against fiji in sapporo. they trailed for an hour before running in four second—half tries and eventually winning 39—21. beware the wounded animal. beaten by norwich last weekend, manchester city responded in ruthless style. the champions beat watford 8—0 at the etihad this was their biggest win in the premier league. they were 5—0 up within 20 minutes. bernando silva scored his first premier league hat—trick. kevin de bruyne hit the eighth and nearly got a ninth that would have equalled manchester united's record premier league victory
against ipswich in 1995 was a like the most is that the second half can be so boring, people can do what they want, they start to play for themselves, and it was com pletely play for themselves, and it was completely opposite —— what a lake. more aggressive in the second half. we continue to try to score goals. i think it was a good afternoon for oui’ think it was a good afternoon for ourfans, think it was a good afternoon for our fans, supporters, and think it was a good afternoon for ourfans, supporters, and a lovely day in the sunshine. he almost looks happy, doesn't he? meanwhile, leicester city are up to third after a 2—1win over tottenham at the king power. spurs did take the lead in the first half through harry kane. ricardo pereira levelled the match in the second, james madisson won it for the foxes with this goal. that means tottenham now drop down to fifth.
elsewhere, two early goals from chris wood saw burnley beat norwich, sheffield united won 2—0 at everton, and the late game between newcastle and brighton finished goalless. aberdeen have moved up to third in the scottish premiership, after a 2—0 win away at livingston. they took the lead from a corner after nearly half—an—hour, and later added a second from the penalty spot, so the visitors took all three points and stretch their unbeaten run to five, while livingston drop down to sixth. meanwhile ross county are fifth after winning at motherwell. the big guns in the spanish league are find it hard going at the start of the season. there was another defeat this evening for barcelona. they were beaten 2—0 at granada, with the first goal coming in just the second minute. granada are now top of the table. barcelona are currently languishing down in seventh. ferrari's charles leclerc took his third pole position in a row with another outstanding performance in qualifying at the singapore grand prix. he'll start sunday's race from the front after finishing
fastest in qualifying. lewis hamilton will be alongside him on the front row while sebastian vettell starts third. the essex eagles are cricket's t20 blast champions after a thrilling climax to the competition at edgbaston. it all came down to the final ball, with captain simon harmer hitting the winning runs to beat worcestershire rapids by four wickets. chasing a worcestershire total of 145—9, harmer came in to hit 18 off just seven balls and see his side over the line. and england's danny willett and spaniard jon rahm are the co—leaders at wentworth, heading into the final round of the bmw championship. they're both level on 15 under. willett, the 2016 masters champion, made six birdies in a li—under par round of 68. fellow englishman justin rose is tied third — three shots behind. that's all the sport for now.
thank you very much indeed. the teenage climate activist greta thunberg has spoken at a youth summit on climate change in new york ahead of the un general assembly on monday. she said millions of people were now united in demanding real climate action — and that young activists were unstoppable. it follows a global day of climate change protest action yesterday. the un secretary general antonio guterres is attending and listening to their concerns. ten people have been arrested after hundreds of environmental campaigners attempted to blockade the port of dover today in protest over climate change. some members of extinction rebellion glued their hands to the busy thoroughfare. arrested for stopping the traffic into dover. i feel regret that they have to be arrested. sadness that oui’ have to be arrested. sadness that our government is not listening to the message that we're giving. but
i'm prepared to take the consequences of my actions. this gentleman decided to drink tea in the main road. john lines is 91. any regrets ? the main road. john lines is 91. any regrets? no. well, behind me you can see there is a police cordoned stopping protesters from going any further. but on the side of the road you can see there's a lot of traffic, something ahead of me is going on, and the protesters are being cancelled in this area here. so at the moment there's a stand—off and a loss of confusion. to the north of dover by protesters glued themselves to the surface of the a2. they were arrested and remain in custody. the protest is being held to highlight the vulnerability of britain's food security due to climate change. we are all in this together, whether we like it or not, and wejust together, whether we like it or not, and we just need a government that actually takes this issue seriously. motorists were delayed for about a0 minutes. car drivers said they were
frustrated by the demonstration, but protesters remained defiant. frustrated by the demonstration, but protesters remained defiantlj frustrated by the demonstration, but protesters remained defiant. i am. they have been arrested. how do you feel about that? well, the elderly are meant to do something new every day. this is something new for me. today's protest was largely domestic. 0n the seventh of october extinction rebellion will hold an international day of action. 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 1,500 british service men were killed. 75 years on they've been remembering 0peration 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 19aa, 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. still, just 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. 1,500 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 ourfreedom. 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. and we'll be taking an in—depth look
at the papers with our reviewers lucy beresford and john rentoul. that's coming up after the headlines at 11:30. now it's time for a look at the weather with lucy. hello there. temperatures on saturday reached into the high 20s in some spots with plenty of blue sky as well. with a change on the cards through the week ahead it looks like that could be the last time we see temperatures getting that high until next spring or summer. that high until next spring or summer. a much that high until next spring or summer. a much more that high until next spring or summer. a much more a autumnalfield to the weather in the week ahead. low pressure tending to dominate and weather fronts working on from the west. we have a cold front as we move into sunday, that will bring more heavy and persistent rain gradually north and east, perhaps the odd rumble of thunder with that as well. ahead of it there will be some showers, also pushing north and east. some of those could be quite sharp. brightest guys feeding in behind to the south and west but still a chance of some showers —— brightest skies. in the high teens, low 20s for most. perhaps reaching
23 celsius for south—east england. for monday that cold front works its way north and east. there is a brief, dry interlude before we see the weather front pushing into the south—west. cloud and outbreaks of rain working north—east across the northern isles, behind it you can see that real slice of weather, perhaps one or two showers in there. then whether whether putting into the south—west. parts of wales, northern ireland as well. temperatures down a touch on where they were on sunday. the maximum perhaps around 20 celsius. as we move into tuesday, low pressure still dominates this area of low pressure, contains the remnants of hurricane humber toe. some heavy rain as we move into the start of tuesday. it will gradually work its way north and east through the day. something brighterfeeding way north and east through the day. something brighter feeding in way north and east through the day. something brighterfeeding in four parts of england and wales behind it. perhaps a brief dry interlude
for northern ireland as well. temperatures in the mid to high teens. as we move into mid week it is then unsettled victor. further spells of heavy rain and some strong winds to come as well. here is how the pressure chart looks as we move into wednesday. we have weather fronts working in off the atlantic. the isobars fairly tighter together. still some blustery conditions to be seen. still some blustery conditions to be seen. through wednesday there will be outbreaks of rain, some of it quite heavy, as it moves across central and eastern parts of england. again it looks like we could see something brighter feeding into western areas late in the day. temperatures are sitting in mid to high teens. 15— 17 celsius the high in the north, 17—19 to the south. as we move into the second half of the week, low pressure remains dominant. you can see the isobars still quite close together. we will see further breezy weather, spells of rain, and some showers, heaviest towards the north and west. into the following
weekend, the jet stream sits to the south of the uk stop that will allow that area of low pressure to gradually edge a little bit further towards the east. we will see an area of high pressure brought about by what is currently tropical storm jerry edging this way in from the west. with that it looks like we could see a northerly flow. a northerly flow develops, there is some uncertainty on the exact detail at the moment, and we could see a realdip in at the moment, and we could see a real dip in temperatures for the last few days of september and the start of october. so a real change in the weather to come after the warmth of saturday. bye—bye. 21st century, scotland still struggles with its history.
hello, this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment. first, the headlines. 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. former us vice—president joe biden accuses donald trump of an abuse of power, after reports the president put pressure on the ukrainian leader to investigate him. 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.
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