this is bbc news, i'm ben brown. the headlines at 8pm. borisjohnson publishes his so—called "final brexit plan" — telling the eu the only alternative is no—deal. yes, this is a compromise, and i hope very much that our friends understand that and compromise. the president of the european commission, jean claude—juncker said there were positive elements to the proposals as well as problematic ones — and others warn they don't meet the agreed objectives of the irish backstop. the no deal will ever be the choice, the eu, will continue to reach a deal with the uk team. donald trump lashes out at the whistle—blower behind the impeachment inquiry into the president dealings with ukraine, accusing him of being a spy. the duke and duchess of sussex
end their tour of southern africa —— as the couple sue a sunday newspaper for publishing a private letter. we will firmly stand up for what we believe and we will do everything that we can to play our part in building a better world. tributes are paid to the former itn and bbc news presenter peter sissons — who has died at the age of 77. and, dina asher—smith aims to make history in the final of the women's two hundred metres at the world athletics championship in doha. good evening and welcome to bbc news. boris johnson has laid out his new proposals for a brexit withdrawal deal — and used his first party conference speech as leader to urge compromise from the eu.
the response from brussels tonight has been cautious — chief negotiator michel barnier said there was ‘progress‘, but a great deal of work had to be done. the most significant change to the deal which theresa may negotiated is over what happens in northern ireland. so let's look at this new brexit offer. northern ireland would stay in the european union single market for all goods — that means accepting eu common standards and regulations. but it would not remain in the eu customs union — meaning it would benefit from any future trade deals negotiated by the uk. and all of this would depend on a vote at the northern ireland assembly. our political editor laura kuenssberg reports. 70 days into office, a man in a hurry. a matter of hours, perhaps before he'll know, and we'll know if he has a chance of getting a different deal with the eu. if he ought to be
nervous, it didn't show. applause. the darling of this hall for years, now their prime minister. leader here, but with no control of parliament, no way of predicting what will come next. his first target, with humour, less hostility, politics itself. if parliament were a reality tv show, then the whole lot of us, i'm afraid, would've been voted out of the jungle by now. applause. but at least we would have had the consolation of watching the speaker being forced to eat a kangaroo testicle. laughter. with friends and family laughing along, labour's position of holding another referendum on the eu was next. a second referendum on the eu, and can you imagine another three years of this? but that is the corbyn agenda, stay in the eu, beyond october the 31st, pay £1 billion a month for the privilege.
he's determined to get us out of the eu, but how, when there's so much hostility? this is not an anti—european country. we are european! we love europe, i love europe, anyway. today in brussels, we are tabling, what i believe, are constructive and reasonable proposals, which provide a compromise for both sides. we will, under no circumstances, have checks at or near the border in northern ireland. we will allow the uk, whole and entire, to withdraw from the eu with control over oui’ own trade policy from the start. yes, this is a compromise by the uk, and i hope very much that our friends understand that, and compromise in their turn. in a letter tojohn claude, the prime minister's laid out what he describes as a fair
and reasonable compromise. spelling out a replacement for the controversial backstop, the guarantee against a hard border in ireland, promising solutions compatible with the good friday agreement, to protect the peace process. the plan would create an all ireland regulatory zone, where goods and agriculture in northern ireland would follow eu rules, but the northern ireland assembly would have to vote to approve that plan, and every four years afterwards. there would have to be some new customs checks, but carried out electronically or on business premises. no new customs posts, and there's a commitment never to introduce checks at the border. but the vital response from ireland, wait and see... but will all of that be lost in translation? a guarded response from the eu, angela merkel said, "we'll examine the proposals closely, but it's important that you stick together." and even if they say yes, would mps build it through? it's worse than theresa may's deal.
i can't see it getting the support that he thinks it will get. and it will take us into a regime in britain of deregulation. although, crucially, the tories and northern irish allies seem to be on board. we believe this is a serious and sensible way forward, to have engagement with the european union in a way that allows us all in the united kingdom to leave the european union, and therefore, we will be supporting this plan. but if those talks can't get going, if the proposals have no chance with the eu, than borisjohnson would have no hesitation taking us out of the european union without a deal. even though parliament has changed the law to try to stop him, this crowd would push him to do it, somehow. let us be in no doubt, conference, of what the alternative is. the alternative is no—deal. and that is not an outcome we want, it's not an outcome we seek at all,
but let me tell you, my friends, it is an outcome for which we are ready. applause. are we ready for it? yes, we are. are we determined to resolve this? yes, we are. ironically, for brexit‘s chief cheerleader, his wish is to stop talking about our departure from the eu, and move on. we are about to take another giant step, to do something no one thought we could do. to reboot our politics, to relaunch ourselves into the world, and to dedicate ourselves again to the simple proposition that we are here to serve the democratic will of the british people. applause. conference, let's get brexit done, and let's bring this country together. thank very much. applause. both of those goals so much easier said than done. boris johnson has, after years,
found his coveted plays on the platform leading his party, but how long he may be able to stay there depends not on a show of faith from this crowd, but a leap of faith perhaps in brussels. i thought his speech was superb, laura, absolutely spot on. it was brilliant, it was so funny and inspiring and uplifting. no more pluralities, no more stagnation. let's get brexit done. you are the brexit secretary, are you going to get this deal done? well, we are working very hard on it. we've put forward serious proposals, and i think both sides want a deal. but wanting is not the same as getting. this is a prime minister and a party who wants brexit to be done. but who simply cannot know right now what they are walking into next. our irealnd correspondent, emma vardy, has more on the reaction to the plan.
do not fully meet the agreed project ends but they did indicate that they will study them in further detail would consult with the eu institution and expecting to speak with european council president and other eu heads of government in the coming days. let are more down from oui’ coming days. let are more down from our ireland correspondent more reaction to mrjohnson‘s proposals. overall, there's been a very pessimistic reaction to his plans from the irish government, and from many nationalist communities, who wanted to see northern ireland remain much closer to the eu than these proposals allow. the idea of any new customs checks on goods crossing the irish land border was something that dublin wanted to completely avoid. but crucially for boris johnson, he appears to have northern ireland's democratic unionist party on board with these plans.
they hated the previous agreements that have been made by theresa may, because it could have left northern ireland in a different regime from the rest of the uk. as you say, what borisjohnson is offering is for the northern ireland assembly to be able to agree to follow certain eu rules and regulations. and for stormont to be able to review this every four years. and it appears that has been enough to reassure the dup that its position in the uk hasn't been undermined. of course, it's infuriated their rivals, sinn fein, who believe it could be used to veto plans to keep an open border further down the line. reaction to mrjohnson‘s proposals. across europe, political leaders gave a cautious welcome to the proposals from the government and expressed some concerns to replace the irish backstop. i can tell you that the first reaction, the brexit group, was not positive. not positive in the sense that we don't think that this
is really a safeguard, that ireland needs. but tomorrow, we will give point after point, the reasons for that. what is not acceptable. there is progress, but to be frank, a lot of work still needs to be done to reach, to fulfil the three objectives of the backstop. no border, economy, and product in the single market, that means protecting the consumer, the citizens come in the businesses inside the single market of 27 member states. let's get the reaction from brussels now and speak to our europe correspondent damian grammaticas. you had a chance to digest these proposals of the eu leaders, what is your sense of their reaction generally tonight? a come from the european parliament
where there is the select briefing from michel barnier and the messages they were passing and all the talk ofa they were passing and all the talk of a welcome progress is a gloss because behind that there is deep unease in a real sense that the eu and will boris johnson unease in a real sense that the eu and will borisjohnson is stable at and will borisjohnson is stable at and you're hearing emma vardy sang a second ago on this issue of northern ireland that the dep were now on board. now the european side were preparing a statement for the morning tomorrow which will allow them to be extremely critical of these proposals and they will say in view this as meaningless because thatis view this as meaningless because that is built and question that the eu would sign up to having no checks
on the border at all, they'll be the promise in the deal that the uk is proposing, but the measures down the line could be vetoed by the unionist community in northern ireland and could never come into force. so they view this as something of a trick, a worthless promise that they believe will create a serious risk for the eu for the functioning of its single market and they also seriously concerned over the customs proposals and how those would work in the fact that they would exist as customs checks and this does not meet the eu's basic state of objectives just to keep the border open, protect the peace process and the open integrated functioning of the economy north and south in ireland and therefore it is very difficult
to see how this will ultimately be a cce pta ble to see how this will ultimately be acceptable to the eu. if this reaction is generally lukewarm, are people preparing for no deal? how to face the next few weeks pending out? this is a question i was put into them in the feeling is that the eu will continue to engage and will look closely at the legal text that the uk is presented to see how that actually matches up with the covering letters that borisjohnson give today and with the actual texts says and the feeling was it was a debate and that the stage it should be deemed not acceptable in the view was it was better to keep talking to tried to reach some sort of agreement with the clear belief that they wish to do that before time is running out. thank you very much
indeed. we'll have more on this around eight thirty with dawn foster, a columnist at the guardian, and john stevens, the daily mail's deputy political editor. the row between us democrats and donald trump over their impeachment proceedings against him has deepened. donald trump has once again called the whistle—blower complaint against him a hoax. speaking in the last half an hour at the white house he told reporters he put no pressure on the ukrainian government. i always co—operate. this is a hoax. this is the greatest hoax and what is been playing out for the last, since my election, i would say. probably we will find out soon, probably before my election. this is
a fraudulent crime on the american people and we will work together with all of them and we will see what happens because we did absolutely come i had a great call of the president of ukraine. it was 100%, of the president of ukraine. it was ioo%, you have the transcript and he went up and got us the chairman of the committee and relayed a call that didn't take place, he made up the language. i think he had some kind of a mental breakdown. but he went up to the microphone and he read a statement from the president of the united states as if i run the call, because what happened is when we looked at the sheet, which was an exact transcript of the call done by very talented people that do this, exact, word for word. he said, while, he didn't do anything wrong. so he made it up. he went up to a microphone in front of the american people in congress, he went out and he gave a whole presentation of words that the president of the
united states never set. it has to bea criminal united states never set. it has to be a criminal act. it has to be. and he should resign and some people said it was treasonous. the headlines on bbc news... the government publishes its "final brexit" plan. the prime minister calls it a "fair and reasonable compromise" for both the uk and the eu. european leaders warn the uk's proposals don't meet the agreed objectives of the irish backstop. and as we've just been hearing — donald trump lashes out at the whistle—blower behind the impeachment inquiry into the president dealings with ukraine —— accusing them of being a spy. coming up, pharmacists warn patients they may struggle to have their percscriptions due to a shortage of vital medicines. the duke and duchess of sussex have completed the final day of their tour of southern africa, with the mail on sunday newspaper promising to defend itself "vigorously" against legal action brought by the royal couple.
the duchess is claiming breach of privacy after the paper published excerpts from a handwritten letter she wrote to her father shortly after their wedding last year. our royal correspondent nicholas witchell has been following the couple, his report contains flashing images it's often been a fraught relationship between the media and the royals. stories about them, photographs of them, sell papers. so, as the sussexes, harry and meghan, visited a township nearjohannesburg on the final day of their tour, the cameramen and reporters were there in force. he is particularly sensitive about intrusion, especially exercised about protecting his and his family's privacy. we all know the reason. there were so many moments in harry's childhood when he came to resent the media for their treatment of his mother, diana. little surprise, perhaps, when moments such as this are recalled.
but in last night's statement about the tabloid media, he referred to their obsessive pursuit of her. "i've seen what happens, he wrote," when someone i love is commoditised to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person. i lost my mother and now i watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces." at no point during the day was there any public reference to the court action begun in the past couple of days against the mail on sunday, or to harry's broadside against the tabloids in general. there was, though, this observation. we will firmly stand up for what we believe and we will do everything that we can to play our part in building a better world. in her remarks, meghan indicated how much the visit had meant to them both. thank you for giving us the opportunity to meet with all of you, to be able to feel inspired and for welcoming us. they headed for home after a meeting with south africa's president ramaphosa.
back in london, they will face the prospect of a very public battle with the mail on sunday. if the case does go to court, it will be a defining moment for them, the wider royal family and the british popular press. let's speak to the former royal correspondent at the sun, charlie rae. what do you make of this statement from the royal couple? pretty strong word. very strong words but to me, the timing is extraordinary. we've had a royal that is been on for seven to ten days, it is been very positive publicity, is been on television, radio, every day but i do not understand is why they suddenly decided to throw a grenade and and we are left with just talking about the court case and his
attack on the press. it sounds like attack on the press. it sounds like a lot of pent up frustration with the tabloid press, anger, irritation and that is what is behind it. he has never been someone who liked the press throughout, obviously with what happened to his mother but he is not really had a great relationship with the press that is continued with his marriage and i would think that he would let the dust settle on the tour of south africa, given that in the last few weeks and few months, the controversies they've been involved in with the refurbishment of their home, plus their environmental causes and taking private jests as i turn off a lot of criticism and this is been very positive for both of them and i don't understand why they could not have waited for 2h them and i don't understand why they could not have waited for 2a to 48 hours could not have waited for 24 to 48 hours in the uk to announce that
they're going to take legal action against the mail on sunday. they're both very fed up with the coverage they've had and would you agree that some of it has been pretty nasty, some of it has been pretty nasty, some have had it in for meghan markle. there have been some colonists are newspapers who had a go at her it is quite evident that they set up a rivalry, a perceived rivalry between megan and catherine in the duchess of cambridge where megan appears to have come off worse. but i think in general that the coverage that they have had for their charities and everything else in the tablets has been quite positive. as i say, the criticism is of their own making. the cost of the 2.8 million taxpayers money, a lot of people are angry as are people being preached to about their
hypocrisy of harry and megan telling us hypocrisy of harry and megan telling us what we should do about saving the environment and then taking private jets because they have rich friends can pay for it. when you talk about long having a history of not particularly liking the tabloid, is not exactly surprising given what happened to his mother and not surprising that when he sees his wife being sometimes vilified in some of the papers, he cannot stand it. i would like to see examples of what he is talking about about being vilified in the papers. this is the problems with celebrities, roast politicians, they like to have their causes promoted in the media in both television, newspapers and radio, but they get very upset with the criticism that they have when things do not go quite their way. it is all very well having a private life and they do have a private life with a
lot of things that we do not get, the press don't get access to and the press don't get access to and the press don't get access to and the press themselves were accredited to go on the south african tour, i don't think there have been like in other royal tours, a meeting with members of the press at all. it is not something that they do. they made the announcement on the duke and duchess of sussex website and that's all well and good, but i do not think that the timing of it is going to do them much good. thank you very much for your time this evening. a teenager accused of throwing a boy from a viewing platform at the tate modern gallery in london can now be named, because he's turned eighteen today. jonty bravery, who's from west london, has been charged with the six—year—old boy's attempted murder. he was 17 when he was charged in august and could not be named until his 18th birthday. the victim suffered
a deep bleed to the brain and fractured his spine. his family say he now struggles to speak, eat or move. community pharmacists are reporting shortages of medicines including antidepressants and epilepsy pills. a survey from the industry magazine chemist and druggist of four hundred branches suggests manufacturing problems are partly to blame. let's get more on these findings from the editor — james waldron. thank you very much indeed for being with us. explain exactly what they are shortages of and. of the survey results confirm movies suspected anecdotally which is that medicine shortages are getting worse and for a long time with reports for pharmacists, for the past years, 90% of respondents say that they are finding it hard to find the medicines and also what they revealed was the breath of the problem, this is not a case of one
or two drugs being insured supply, we have reports of several medicine categories that have suffered searches at some point —— shortages. explain the background and the reasons for that. i wish you were easier to give one cause, the medicine supply chain is incredibly complex from pharmacies, manufacturers, wholesalers or deliver medicines to pharmacies. because he a lot of the causes are perhaps a manufacturing issue and there may be demanded of certain area, leading to a shortage but the global nature supply chain and the complexity of it means you can get a knock on effect, so shortage of one brand while there may be an easy replacement, it can lead to a shortage of that in due course and that this kind of what we're seeing. a ripple effect of different
shortages through the nhs over the yea rs. shortages through the nhs over the years. for patients, what does this mean? how much is it limiting their access to drugs that they need? the manufacturers will often be trying to find a solution as quickly as they can. the patient‘s, it can cause them frustration because if you need a vital medicine and they cannot deliver it, you can be a bit surprised by that. pharmacies from medicinal experts and they do everything they can to store stuff locally and they will try to call the manufacturer and even speak to them to find an alternative with a therapeutic effect. but all this cause delay and for patients who we re cause delay and for patients who were not given an adequate explanation of how they cannot have their medicine, is going to be confusing. a lot of talk of brexit, especially if there is no deal and
the impact that could have on the supply of medicines. none of this now is to do with the possibility of a no—deal brexit. now is to do with the possibility of a no-deal brexit. it is unrelated to brexit, while there are understandable concerns that he no deal may lead to some supply issues and customs, the current shortages which have been going on for a long time are not caused by this brexit. what would you foresee as the impact on the medicines. i noticed a lot are concerned about the repercussions. it is very hard to predict and we represent pharmacists on the front line the nhs so i would say that understandable concerns about any delay, forcing a bed shortages are now, it is hard to imagine any further impact if there was no deal. thank you very much for being with us.
now it's time for a look at the weather with stav. hello there. wednesday's sunshine was a welcome relief for many, to all the rain which we've had for the past couple of weeks, particularly across england and wales. it's all down to this area of high pressure, which will continue to hold on tonight and into the first part of tomorrow as well. it means the winds will gradually ease down across the north east of scotland, eastern parts of england. most will see clear skies, with that cool air mass, it's going to be another cold night, particularly across the northern half of the country. less cold across the southwest. that's because winds will be picking up across the west with this, the arrival of ex—hurricane lorenzo, which will push in across ireland, to bring some huge waves here, gale force winds, outbreaks of rain. it starts fine across much of the country, but gradually, the cloud and the wind will be picking up across the west. gales developing across some irish sea coasts. temperatures creeping up across the southwest, but still another chilly day to come across the north and the east. storm lorenzo moves through and decays quite quickly on friday, so we will see some milder conditions with some
hello this is bbc news with ben brown. the headlines. the government publishes its "final brexit" plan. the prime minister calls it a "fair and reasonable compromise" for both the uk and the eu. yes, this is a compromise by the uk, andi yes, this is a compromise by the uk, and i hope very much that our friends understand that, and compromise in their turn. european leaders warns there are ‘still some problematic points' when it comes to the agreed objectives of the irish backstop. the no—deal will never be the choice, never, so we need to reach a deal come into work with the uk team. and, coming up — we will take a closer look at the government's proposals with less than a month to go until the uk is due to leave the eu. in other news — donald trump launches a scathing attack
at the whistle—blower behind the impeachment inquiry into the president dealing's with ukraine, accusing them of being a spy. and, the duke and duchess of sussex have finished their tour of southern africa — as the couple sues a sunday newspaper for publishing a private letter. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's hugh ferris. liverpool in action tonight? that's right, it's a big evening for british sports, you have to say, ben, liverpool playing chelsea, playing in the champions league, coming up we will bring you the women's 200 metres final at the world athletics championships featuring dina asher smith, but before we head to doha, we're just over half an hour into the majority of the night's champions league games. both liverpool and chelsea lost their opening match of the competition, and they're both leading. this evening liverpool by two goals
20, to goals from inside the first ten minutes, and andy robertsonjust in the last few moments. tammy abraham has in the last few moments. tammy abra ham has scored in the last few moments. tammy abraham has scored for chelsea, they lead by a goal to zero against neil, meanwhile, inter have scored at the camp nou through lautaro martinez. those are the current scores. just after half an hour or so into those games. before we go live to doha, let's bring you up to date with the rest of the day's action from the world championships, and katerina johnson thompson recorded two personal bests to lead the heptathlon after day one. she was in second place going into the fourth and final event of the day, the 200m. but her time ofjust over 23 seconds gave her a 96 point lead over defending champion nafi thiam.
it'sjust really it's just really important to end the day on top, obviously there are three runs tomorrow, but i've got to negotiate, including another throw, but during the day on top after, you know, not the best 200, my 200 hasn't been great this year, so i still have something to work on for next year. i'm happy that i'm on top after that. in the women's shot put britain's sophie mckinna threw a life time best of more than 18 and a half metres to automatically qualify for the final. isa is a thrower, you generally know that when you let go of it, it's going to be a good throw, i let go of it and turned around to my coach and was shocked. training has been going really well, but to go 61, yeah, ididn't going really well, but to go 61, yeah, i didn't expect that. to come into a final yeah, i didn't expect that. to come intoafinaland yeah, i didn't expect that. to come into a final and actually you know, perform to the best of my ability in october, yeah, no, it means the world coming to qualify for the olympics, with the trials next year as well, it's all i've ever wanted. laura muir came through her heat in the 1500 metres without any problems. the european champion has been
trying to recover from a calf injury in time for doha. and claimed it was 100% before her first of a possible three races. she came third in her heat. sarah mcdonald is also through to the semi finals tomorrow. white menjust let white men just let you white menjust let you know, liverpool have taken a 3—0 lead. mohammed silo with the latest goal. now it britain will have two women in the final of the 5000 metres after both eilish mccolgan and laura weightman qualified from their heats. —— an event of 100—200, 400 metres. dina asher smith could become the first british woman to win an individual global gold medal
in a sprint event. won 100 metres silver. but none of those who contended in that race are there tonight, apart from asher smith. this is live on the bbc, so let's during our commentators, shallow wee? for a very special moment, and a very important 22 seconds of dena * smith's life. 2226 for this with maximus athlete this year, that is quicker than eve ryo ne this year, that is quicker than everyone except deena asher smith. this young talent from gambia, gina has been improving all season long. on your marks... well, all athletes wish for moments like this. what you've dreamed of,
what you've trained for... can she fulfil all of her own promise? is this her destiny? 200 metre final. dina asher smith blasts out of the block, already leaves brown behind, and is already passing outside her, she's run a brilliant bend here, dina asher smith, now she is going to the home straight, it's dina asher smith. brown trying to chase, and brown is getting a little closer to dina asher smith, but she's away, and she's going to take the gold medal! it's dina asher smith! she's the champion! world champion! dina asher smith's has done it and look at the
time. 21.88. it's not a lot faster than berlin, only 100, time. 21.88. it's not a lot faster than berlin, only100, but time. 21.88. it's not a lot faster than berlin, only 100, but it's a new national record. she jumps as she realises she's got the bronze. well, she's dazzled everybody all year long, and she did it again here. dina asher smith is of the world champion. when she looks back on this, she will know that it would have taken something special to beat her on this day. she ran a superb race. and she's planned this so well, she talked about that in her interview. the whole season gearing towards this moment. which she can now enjoy, a silver in the 100
metres, a gold medal in the 200 metres. best in the world! best ever british athlete. dina asher smith. and so there it is, dina asher smith, an extraordinary moment for great britain and northern ireland in the world athletics championships in delhi. adding her name to an illustrious list of british world champions in track and field, and of course, as we said before, the first british female sprinter to win an individual global gold medal. and she did it with a british record by that 100th of a second, as well. much more reaction occurs throughout the evening. both here on the news channel and on bbc one, but that's it for now. thank you very much, indeed. back now to our main story. the government has published its brexit proposals to the eu, including its plans to replace the irish backstop. the plan would see northern ireland essentially stay in the european single market for goods through the creation of an "all—island regulatory zone" — but leave the eu's customs union
along with the rest of the uk. eu's chief negotiator michel barnier said there was ‘progress', but a great deal of work had to be done. ever since negotiations with the eu began, its been clear that the irish border has been the sticking point. it's a complicated issue — and a highly technical one as our deputy political editor jon pienaar explains. the prime minister has finally hatched a plan, and all that's left is to see if it flies. a plan for the uk to leave as one, and still keep the irish border open when it becomes an eu border. so the aim is to get from this, uk and ireland, part of the customs union, no trade tariffs, border taxes, and inside the single market, with the same rules and standards on goods, so, no checks needed to this... the uk leaves the eu with a free—trade agreement by 2021, with no trade tariffs.
though some say it's bound to take longer, but how? thejohnson offer is that mainland britain leaves the customs union and the single market, free to strike outside trade deals where it can, and set new standards for goods if it wants. though, that would mean checks and form filling, and could affect access to european markets. but here's the big sticking point. northern ireland leaves the customs union as well, the dup insists on that. see it as a test of uk membership, so there have to be some customs control within the republic, just to collect taxes due on goods from outside the uk in the eu. now, ireland says any border checks or control posts would disrupt the peace settlement, called the good friday agreement, they'd may be become terrorist targets, and the eu says the same. the british suggestion of checks away from the border, online, just a few physical inspections is seen in brussels as wide open to smuggling, and that's not the only problem. the johnson offer keeps northern ireland in the single
market for, and this is new, all goods. not just food and agricultural products. same rules and regulations on all sides in other words, but that, obviously means there would be checks on goods from the british mainland to northern ireland, which could cross into the republic in the eu. will the dup live with that? will the eu? there will be no border checks, so brussels is worried about its rules and standards being ignored, and borisjohnson says, for the sake of democracy in the union, that northern ireland assembly must approve before any new system kicks in during the transition period, and every four years afterward. so not the permanent guarantee that brussels wants. if you think the plans complicated, just look at the politics. no clear sign the eu is ready to sign up. parliament has to agree any deal. if there is no—deal at all, and mrjohnson is left then chasing strongly brexiteer votes,
and a brexit extension would mean a blame game between brussels, downing street, and parliament, and a wholly unpredictable election. john pienaar there, let's discuss all of this with don foster —— dawn foster, a columnist at the guardian, and john stevens, the daily mail's deputy political editor. don, you've been at the tory party conference, borisjohnson's speech, what did you make of it? it was extra nearly short, and nothing you know, there wasn't really a huge amount of substance, except they are apparently going to get faster broadband. and, you know, it was so short, you know, there were a couple of jokes, no was so short, you know, there were a couple ofjokes, no real big policy announcements, no big stories. and jeremy corbyn's speech was... because of the provoking of parliaments to cetera, but boris johnson could have gone on for as long as he wanted, but there was just nothing big that came out of it, apart from unfathomable... some people would say being short in a speech is not a terrible thing, john. i think there are ways that it's been a big success to boris
johnson, actually commanded was not a traditional leader's speech, but we are not in a usual situation here. and what it did give boris johnson the opportunity to do is set out, when we do have an election, what sort of messages we have. that plaintiff lets get brexit done, you know, spending money on the nhs, and sorting out crime. and i think those are quite appealing messages for voters. and you know, it's a party co nfe re nce voters. and you know, it's a party conference speech where he mannered to fire up the tory base, and kind of rally them, g them up, and get them ready to go out there and fight an election. and i think the reason it was short on policy is because we do have an election coming up, and you know, if they had released big policy announcements today, we wouldn't be talking about them. we wouldn't be talking about them. we would still be talking about these proposals going to the eu, and so rather than wasting doing that today, i think it's better for them today, i think it's better for them to save them in their back pocket for when we are in an election campaign. well, we have the proposals now, what do you make of it as proposals now, what do you make of itasa proposals now, what do you make of it as a package? do you think it's something that will entice the european union, so far, the reaction from brussels seems to have been
pretty lu kewa rm, from brussels seems to have been pretty lukewarm, frankly. yes, i mean, it essentially has made a border, but made it a little bit wider, in many respects. i don't think it's going to fly with brussels. i think ireland will be very unhappy with it, but i also think a lot of leave voters and may bea think a lot of leave voters and may be a lot of conservative mps will be unhappy with it as well. it's not quite the strong kind of break from europe that a lot of people were hoping for. and, you know, for many people, if there are checks in ireland, that will be a breach of the good friday agreement, and a lot of people will be unhappy. i'm not sure i agree with dawn on that one, i'm not hugely optimistic that one, i'm not hugely optimistic that we will get a deal sorted, but there were some signs of optimism today, you know, people like the dup has been a block on getting a brexit deal through parliament camino, voting it down three times. they said they will accept this command if the eu accepts this, we had labour backbenchers, like stephen connects saying they will vote for if the eu accepts it. and so, i
think there is a way that we could make their arithmetic work on the side of the channel. if the eu accepts it, that's a big if. exactly, and i think that will be the big challenge. however, you know, that you have repeatedly not given concessions, because they thought it went to get through the parliament. and so, now, boris johnson can say we do have the arithmetic here. there is a way to make this work, and if you do give way on some of these things, i can get it through parliament. we can finally get a brexit deal sorted. so i think there is kind of reasons therefore the eu to finally move. evenif therefore the eu to finally move. even if there is, the time for talking, for negotiating, for nailing this down between the uk and the eu is incredibly short, isn't it? just a few days, really we are talking about. it is, we have very little time, and it's a very complicated issue. and i can't see the eu accepting it, you know, fully, but also, there is so much work to be done in looking at how
it's going to work, who will do, who will enforce the checks, etc. and a lot of the businesses i have spoken to and northern ireland don't feel very happy about it. and they don't feel they have time to prepare, if it is put forward. so, if, let's hypothesize if this deal doesn't ﬂy, hypothesize if this deal doesn't fly, what are we looking at? the prime minister keeps talking about we could still have no—deal, yes, there is the law to prevent a no—deal, but we are coming out on october the 31st. so does that mean they do have a secret plan in downing street to get around that ben act? was speaking to a ministers at the tory conference this week, even senior cabinet ministers aren't even senior cabinet ministers aren't even short, does number ten actually have a plan? or are theyjust kind of suggesting they might have a plan at? sol of suggesting they might have a plan at? so i think that could go either way, i think it's probably most likely that borisjohnson is way, i think it's probably most likely that boris johnson is forced to get an extension, you know... he has set a million times, he won't do that. i mean it, he couldn't, could he? politically, could he do that?”
think he possibly could, you know, actually, the tory party is united behind them, and i think it would cause problems if the brexit party on their right, however, i think a lot of voters, even though he has been so strident in his promise, i think they would see that he is not choosing to do it. he's been forced to do it by parliament. he said he would rather die in a ditch... he did. boris johnson would rather die in a ditch... he did. borisjohnson says a lot of things. often contradicting himself over and over again. i think, you know, it's so complex. there are so many backs turns, and we reallyjust don't have very much time at all. but could you see him going for an extension, actually asking, despite everything he said, actually asking brussels for an extension?” everything he said, actually asking brussels for an extension? i think there's no way we are leaving on october the 31st. i think that boris johnson will turn around and say, we are going to have a general election, and i think labour at that point —— labourat election, and i think labour at that point —— labour at that point would get behind it, as long as it meant that we didn't crash out with no—deal. labour have said that
camino, as long as the ben act is upheld, they are camino, as long as the ben act is py camino, as long as the ben act is upheld, they are happy to go into an election, as long as we don't crash out with no—deal on october the sist. out with no—deal on october the 31st. so i think he will turn around and say, look, we need a general election. we have deadlock in parliament, and that will be what happened. do you think number ten have a cunning plan to evade the ben act? is certainly what borisjohnson because the surrender act.” act? is certainly what borisjohnson because the surrender act. i think they are considering it, but he has already been humiliated with the prorogation of parliament. you know, soi prorogation of parliament. you know, so i think having a rerun of that with the ben act is a really terrible idea that number ten will back away from. so john, final thoughts, your best guess as to where we are heading?” thoughts, your best guess as to where we are heading? i think we still heading for a general election, i thank you will be forced to get it and extension, and we will have an election in autumn. autumn, so november? november or december. good talking to both of you, thank you so much for being with us, as ever. the headlines on bbc news... the government publishes its "final brexit" plan. the prime minister calls it a "fair
and reasonable compromise" for both the uk and the eu. european leaders warn the uk's proposals don't meet the agreed objectives of the irish backstop. and, donald trump launches a scathing attack at the whistle—blower behind the impeachment inquiry into the president dealing's with ukraine, accusing them of being a spy. a look at the markets for you. we have seen the biggest fall in over three and half years. the blue—chip index dropped over 3%. that means it's it's index dropped over 3%. that means it's its worst day since january 2016. european and us stock markets also slid, amid a global sell—off. in a surprise announcement, the chief executive of tesco dave lewis has said he's leaving the supermarket for personal reasons after 5 years at the helm. he's been credited with helping to turn around tesco's fortunes. his departure was announced as tesco reported a 6 point 7 per cent rise in profits for the first half of the year —— as our
business correspondent emma simpson reports. tesco's darkest hour, an accounting scandal wiping billions from the value of the business and here at tesco hq dave lewis had onlyjust started as the new ceo. i will investigate and speak to anybody and everyone who can help me understand what has gone on here. investigations and fines, a business haemorrhaging sales and customers, and a record £6 billion loss, the biggest in retail history. tesco had badly lost its way. over the past five years dave lewis took this business back to basics, from selling assets like dobbies garden centre to improving stores and tesco's offer. he also cut costs and jobs. today he said that the turnaround was complete and it was time to move on.
iam though going to step away, take some time, think about what it is i want to do for the next 10—15 years, and i will be honest with you, i have no idea. you will be remembered as the man who brought tesco out of a deep hole. it was broken in many ways, notjust pricing hole. it was broken in many ways, not just pricing and hole. it was broken in many ways, notjust pricing and quality of products, but lost the trust of customers across the board, whether it's from products, pricing, quality, the brand of the customers, tesco is back to where it once was. he also bought this business, booker, britain's biggest wholesaler, which supplies thousands of corners and corner shops, restau ra nts, of corners and corner shops, restaurants, giving tesco a slice of this market as well, and some much needed growth. but tesco still got plenty of challenges ahead from the discounters to brexit. dave lewes may have a lot on his plate before he leaves next year. his successor will have big boots to fill. emma simpson, bbc news.
let's take a look at some other stories making the headlines. iraqi security forces have been clashing with anti—government protesters for a second day in baghdad and other cities. police have tear gas and live fire to disperse demonstrators angry about unemployment, corruption and poor public services. at least three people are reported to have been killed. hundreds of people have gathered in a shopping mall and other places across hong kong in support of a teenage activist who was shot by police. yesterday saw some of the worst violence since the pro—democracy protests started this year and overshadowed china's celebration of 70 years of communist party rule. the teenager is in a stable condition in hospital. thousands of french police have been protesting in paris over rising rates of suicide in the force. unions say longer hours, fewer resources and the government's controversial pension reforms has all contributed to low staff morale. there have been more than 50 police suicides since the start of the year.
the winner of the royal institute of british architect's most prestigious award, the riba stirling prize, will be announced next tuesday. there are six nominations for britain's best new building 2019 which include a railway station, new council housing and a property made entirely of cork. every day this week we are taking a closer look at each of the nominated buildings. today is the turn of the weston yorkshire sculpture park, which sits in the grounds of bretton hall, an 18th century country park estate. the weston is the latest addition to the sculpture park, which has been in action since 1977. the new building provides a visitor centre and gallery. we needed a new entrance into the park. we needed more car parking, more cafe space. and we also wanted a building that was going to bring people
into this 18th—century landscape in a new way. you approach the building from the car park, and you're taken into something which is almost like a kind of slit in an earthwork, you feel as if you're going into a hill. and then everything explodes when you come into this room. the light explodes, and of course the landscape explodes in front of you. what we wanted to do was to create a complete transition, from the motorway and the 21st century infrastructure. to cross the threshold, you would descend into the building and then we wanted people to be kind of met with a calmness before them, venturing out to the park and discover the wonderful works of art and the landscape. the site itself is a former quarry in the 18th century. that was the starting point, really, in terms of the tones of the wall. we picked up on the millstone grit, limestone and granite,
which is abundant in this area, and tried to express those in these striations up the wall. the building is as much of the landscape as it is a building on its own right. so, we've used materials that have a natural tone and texture throughout to try to achieve something that felt really geological, and rooted to the sense of place. they've fulfilled something far beyond our expectations, because we have something which is almost like an artwork that's come out of the ground. it's a building that holds light, it's a beautiful building to be inside. and it's a building that people want to be in. people feel kind of embraced by this place. and it's really made it a fantastic new experience, coming into yorkshire sculpture park. you can find out more about all of the nominated buildings on the bbc arts website and watch this year's riba stirling prize live here on the bbc news channel next
tuesday evening from 8:30pm. officers called to a fire in notting hill in london were met by a friendly neighbour. the australian actor and singer, jason donovan — in his underpants. the actor, who starred on australian soap opera neighbours, spotted the flames from his home opposite and attended with a fire extinguisher. following the incident he tweeted his thanks to london fire service and encouraged others to have fire extinguishers at hand in their homes — whilejoking "this is a good reason to always wear pyjamas to bed". the london fire service quipped, "everyone needs good neighbours". well done jason donovan, quick thinking. now it's time for a look at the weather with stav danaos.
hello there. wednesday's sunshine was a welcome relief for many, to all the rain which we've had for the past couple of weeks, particularly across england and wales. it's all down to this area of high pressure, which will continue to hold on tonight and into the first part of tomorrow as well. it means the winds will gradually ease down across the north east of scotland, eastern parts of england. most will see clear skies, with that cool air mass, it's going to be another cold night, particularly across the northern half of the country. less cold across the southwest. that's because winds will be picking up across the west with this, the arrival of ex—hurricane lorenzo, which will push in across ireland, to bring some huge waves here, gale force winds, outbreaks of rain. it starts fine across much of the country, but gradually, the cloud and the wind will be picking up across the west. gales developing across some irish sea coasts. temperatures creeping up across the southwest, but still another chilly day to come across the north and the east. storm lorenzo moves through and decays quite quickly on friday, so we will see some milder conditions with some sunshine by the end the day.
hello, i'm kasia madera, this is outside source. the uk government has published its new brexit plan — borisjohnson says a deal could be done in ten days in his first speech as conservative leader he made a new offer on the controversial question of the northern ireland border — we are tabling what i believe are constructive and reasonable proposals which provide a compromise for both sides. the irish government is talking down the chances of a deal, but the eu says it will engage with the plan objectively. no deal will never be the choice of the eu, we will continue to reach a deal and work with the uk