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good morning. borisjohnson has warned that evidence from russia and ukraine points to vladimir putin planning what could be the biggest conflict in europe since
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the second world war. in a bbc interview, the prime minister also repeatedly refused to comment on downing street parties currently being investigated by the police . our political correspondent peter saull reports borisjohnson has spent the weekend with other world leaders in munich. his attention focused on ukraine. this morning a stark prediction about what might unfold on this man's territory. the about what might unfold on this man's territory.— about what might unfold on this man's territory. the plan we are seeinu is man's territory. the plan we are seeing is for _ man's territory. the plan we are seeing is for something - man's territory. the plan we are seeing is for something that - man's territory. the plan we are l seeing is for something that could be the biggest war in europe since 1945 in terms of scale. you
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belarus and encircling kyiv itself. russian forces are continuing to carry out exercises but moscow describes talk of an invasion as western hysteria. if it happens, an incursion would prompt what the prime minister calls the toughest possible russian companies raising money on uk markets. and with our american friends we will stop them trading in pounds and dollars. that will hit very hard. pounds and dollars. that will hit ve hard. ~ pounds and dollars. that will hit very hard-— very hard. while boris johnson tackles matters _ very hard. while boris johnson tackles matters of _ very hard. while boris johnson tackles matters of global - tackles matters of global importance, there is no escaping problems back home. a questionnaire about his attendance at parties in downing street has been returned to the metropolitan police. if he is fined, will he resign? you arejust going to have to wait until the process. there is literally not have been i can tell you about that as much as i would like to.- been i can tell you about that as much as i would like to. time and aaain the much as i would like to. time and again the prime _ much as i would like to. time and again the prime minister- much as i would like to. time and again the prime minister refused| much as i would like to. time and i again the prime minister refused to go there. do
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again the prime minister refused to no there. ,, ~ again the prime minister refused to nothere. ~ ., go there. do you think you are bu in: go there. do you think you are burying your— go there. do you think you are burying your head _ go there. do you think you are burying your head in _ go there. do you think you are burying your head in the - go there. do you think you are | burying your head in the sand? i am fortunate to live in a democracy. i am fortunate to be the prime minister of a free independent democratic country where people can take that decision. and where i do face that kind of pressure. that is a wonderful thing. the face that kind of pressure. that is a wonderful thing.— a wonderful thing. the growing tensions in _ a wonderful thing. the growing tensions in eastern _ a wonderful thing. the growing tensions in eastern europe - a wonderful thing. the growing | tensions in eastern europe have given borisjohnson a chance to show leadership. but the fight for his political future is leadership. but the fight for his politicalfuture is far leadership. but the fight for his political future is far from over. across europe, the diplomatic drive to de—escalate the tensions on ukraine's border continue. this weekend world leaders have been meeting to discuss security in munich, and in the last hour, france's president macron has called russia's president putin. our chief international correspondent lyse doucetjoins us from the munich conference. what is the latest?
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this is the from munich over the past three days that nato allies are standing together, are resolved to respond with those swift and crippling sanctions if russia makes a move inside ukraine. they emphasise the door is still open hence the telephone call between president macron and president putin and we understand the german chancellor will speak to the russian leader and, later this week, antony blinken, the us secretary of state said he will meet the russian foreign minister, but only if there is no invasion. the situation is all countries are looking at the same sharing more intelligence than they have before. the facts of the matter look very grim. but it is the conclusions you draw from it. many of the european ministers i have
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spoken to are more sceptical. they do not know whether president putin has made the decision to make a move, but the americans are saying it because they hope by saying it, they can stop president putin from doing it. more than 80,000 people are still without power following storm eunice. today, there are weather warnings for wind covering much of the uk and heavy rain in northern england. and forecasters have just announced another storm on the way tonight — storm franklin is expected to bring more rain and gale force winds across the uk with an amber warning for northern ireland. 0ur reporter yunus mulla is in halifax. what is the picture there? it is wet and windy and a flood warning is in place here. one of the residence here was out at 5am putting sandbags outside his property, fearing the
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worst. most of these flood warnings are in the north of england, around 65 across the country. we have yellow warnings for rain here and for high wind across the country. this comes after storm eunice, which cause damage to buildings and three people were killed. there are still around 80,000 people without power. engineers are doing their best to restore electricity. now we have storm franklin, so more bad weather on its way. and there is an amber warning in place for northern ireland heading into monday. thank ou. the legal requirement for people in england who test positive for covid to isolate is due to end in the coming days. the government will outline its living with covid plan tomorrow, saying that a combination of vaccines, treatments and testing are now enough to keep people safe. 0ur health correspondent
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jim reed reports. living with covid has meant living with some strict life—changing restrictions but with vaccines keeping people out of hospital, the government says there is last remaining laws will be lifted in england. that legal requirement to self—isolate if you have the virus will be replaced by guidance. you cannot throw caution to the wind. covid remains if you are vulnerable and if not vaccinated. but we need people to be much more confident and get back to work. the move is part of the government's living with covid plan published tomorrow. there is speculation free access to pcr and rapid lateral flow tests could be scaled back. something that has worried labour. the key thing is people have access to free testing and know their status and do the right thing by staying at home, which means they also need access to the right level
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of sick pay to do the right thing. the world health organisation and groups representing doctors have described the move as premature and for people like this cancer patient, there is danger still in lifting the last restrictions.— last restrictions. taking a step into the unknown. _ last restrictions. taking a step into the unknown. i _ last restrictions. taking a step into the unknown. i am - last restrictions. taking a step into the unknown. i am high i last restrictions. taking a step l into the unknown. i am high risk last restrictions. taking a step - into the unknown. i am high risk in regards of covid and my family have to make sacrifices to keep me safe. how much risk can we bear without essentially shielding again? the chances essentially shielding again? the changes expected this week will apply to england only. other parts of the uk are moving at their own speed as the latest 0micron wave passes. team gb have ended the winter olympics with a gold medal in the women's curling. commentator: the handshakes come. it is a gold medal.
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finally — great britain have won the olympic title. a sweeping sweet success to give a golden glint to these games. it is curling gold. homing in on her target with an ice cool stare, britain's skip was off. it can turn a little bit more, it needs to turn a little more, and she has done it. two on the board. the best of starts for great britain. team japan are known as curling smiling assassins, but they were not smiling for long. their hope slid away in a moment that was all about eve. she just needs to hit the yellow onto the red, move it out of the house. it is four for great britain. you can hear the cheers. they know that could be the match—winning stone. they knew it, those watching knew it. japan knew it. it was now only a matter of time before gold was in their grasp. and then it came. their shot at gold.
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eve muirhead has played yet another wonderful stone. great britain lead to 10—3. and that is it! talk about saving the best until last. a long—awaited gold for team gb on the final day of the games and britain's first 0lympic curling triumph in 20 years. to get the chance to play in the final was really special. but to go and win the final isjust... it is phenomenal. it is... i cannot put it in words just yet because i don't think it has sunk in. maybe it will do soon. this victory was worth the wait and worth its weight in gold. laura scott, bbc news, beijing. that's it from us. the next news on bbc one is at 5.30. bye for now. hello.
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you're watching the bbc news channel. let's get more now on borisjohnson's interview with the bbc in which he warned that evidence from russia and ukraine points to vladimir putin planning what could be the biggest conflict in europe since the second world war. the prime minister also threatened moscow with harsh financial sanctions. mrjohnson also spoke about domestic matters, including the lifting of covid restrictions. and sophie raworth asked him what he told police when he returned his questionnaire to detectives investigating downing street parties. i absolutely promise you, as soon as i absolutely promise you, as soon as i have something more to say about this matter, i will do so. but” this matter, i will do so. but i cannot give — this matter, i will do so. but i cannot give a _ this matter, i will do so. but i cannot give a running - this matter, i will do so. emit i cannot give a running commentary of any kind and it would not be right to do so. but as soon as i am able to do so. but as soon as i am able
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to do so. but as soon as i am able to do something, i assure you you will be amongst the very first to know. hf will be amongst the very first to know. , ., . ., will be amongst the very first to know. ,., . ., , ., know. if the police find that you have broken _ know. if the police find that you have broken your _ know. if the police find that you have broken your own _ know. if the police find that you have broken your own laws - know. if the police find that you have broken your own laws that j know. if the police find that you - have broken your own laws that you wrote, will you resign? can have broken your own laws that you wrote, will you resign?— wrote, will you resign? can i 'ust undertake — wrote, will you resign? can i 'ust undertake to �* wrote, will you resign? can i 'ust undertake to make i wrote, will you resign? can i 'ust undertake to make sure i wrote, will you resign? can i 'ust undertake to make sure as h wrote, will you resign? can ijust undertake to make sure as soon| wrote, will you resign? can ijust. undertake to make sure as soon as i have something meaningful to say about this, which will be at the end of the process, i will make sure i do it to you, the bbc. i will have a lot more to say about this in due course. it lot more to say about this in due course. , ., ,., ., , course. it is not something that is bein: course. it is not something that is being investigated, _ course. it is not something that is being investigated, i— course. it is not something that is being investigated, i am - course. it is not something that is being investigated, i am asking i course. it is not something that is| being investigated, i am asking as course. it is not something that is l being investigated, i am asking as a point of principle, you wrote the laws, you told the nation to abide by them, you want on television night after night, if you are found to have broken your own laws, will you stay in yourjob? i to have broken your own laws, will you stay in yourjob?— you stay in your “ob? i understand but any answer — you stay in yourjob? i understand but any answer would _ you stay in yourjob? i understand but any answer would be - you stay in yourjob? i understand i but any answer would be interpreted as a point of commentary about the process. it as a point of commentary about the rrocess. , ., ., as a point of commentary about the rrocess. , . ., ., process. it is a matter of principle. _ process. it is a matter of principle, surely, - process. it is a matter of principle, surely, not. process. it is a matter of principle, surely, not a l process. it is a matter of- principle, surely, not a point of commentary?— principle, surely, not a point of commentary? principle, surely, not a point of commenta ? ., , ., commentary? you must forgive me. i cannot comment _ commentary? you must forgive me. i cannot comment about _ commentary? you must forgive me. i cannot comment about a _ commentary? you must forgive me. i cannot comment about a process - commentary? you must forgive me. i cannot comment about a process that is currently under way. it is
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cannot comment about a process that is currently under way.— is currently under way. it is not a rrocess is currently under way. it is not a process under— is currently under way. it is not a process under way, _ is currently under way. it is not a process under way, do _ is currently under way. it is not al process under way, do something is currently under way. it is not a i process under way, do something in the future. the police are looking at something that has happened, i am asking you about something in the future because when the police come back and tell us what happened, whether or not you broke the law and will be fined... whether or not you broke the law and will be fined. . ._ will be fined... nothing would give me greater — will be fined... nothing would give me greater pleasure _ will be fined... nothing would give me greater pleasure than - will be fined... nothing would give me greater pleasure than to - will be fined... nothing would give me greater pleasure than to give l will be fined... nothing would give i me greater pleasure than to give you full and detailed answers. i genuinely cannot. we have a process under way. there is not a jot i can say until it is done. you under way. there is not a 'ot i can say until it is doneh under way. there is not a 'ot i can say until it is done. you can answer it, ou say until it is done. you can answer it. you are — say until it is done. you can answer it, you are choosing _ say until it is done. you can answer it, you are choosing not _ say until it is done. you can answer it, you are choosing not to. - say until it is done. you can answer it, you are choosing not to. it - say until it is done. you can answer it, you are choosing not to. it does| it, you are choosing not to. it does not prejudice any thing. there is no jury not prejudice any thing. there is no jury involved. it is not a court trial. it is the police, a process, you have handed in your questionnaire so that is done. you're obviously choosing not to. where their parties in your flat during lockdown? can where their parties in your flat during lockdown?— where their parties in your flat durinr lockdown? ., , , . , during lockdown? can i respectfully, humbl , during lockdown? can i respectfully, humbly. with — during lockdown? can i respectfully, humbly, with all... _ during lockdown? can i respectfully, humbly, with all... i _ during lockdown? can i respectfully, humbly, with all... i cannot- during lockdown? can i respectfully, humbly, with all... i cannot say - humbly, with all... i cannot say anything more about this until the process. it will be completed. i hope, reasonably short time. in the
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meantime, what we are focused do you stand by that? i have to res-ect do you stand by that? i have to respect that- — do you stand by that? i have to respect that. meanwhile - do you stand by that? i have to respect that. meanwhile we - do you stand by that? i have to i respect that. meanwhile we have do you stand by that? i have to - respect that. meanwhile we have to get on with what is happening in ukraine, delivering all the things the british public wants us to do. we must make sure we bounce back
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from covid. 0n we must make sure we bounce back from covid. on monday i will be talking about our covid recovery plan. it talking about our covid recovery alan. . talking about our covid recovery ian, , ., , ., , talking about our covid recovery alan. ,.,, .,, ., talking about our covid recovery ian, , ., , ., , ., ., plan. it is a serious matter. you are being _ plan. it is a serious matter. you are being investigated. - plan. it is a serious matter. you are being investigated. we - plan. it is a serious matter. youj are being investigated. we have plan. it is a serious matter. you - are being investigated. we have not had much opportunity to ask you about it. people do find some of your explanation is implausible. the lockdown drinks party at downing street, it was eight weeks until the first lockdown. he went on and you spent 25 minutes you told mps you thought it was a work event. i know ou had thought it was a work event. i know you had to — thought it was a work event. i know you had to ask _ thought it was a work event. i know you had to ask these _ thought it was a work event. i know you had to ask these questions - thought it was a work event. i know you had to ask these questions but| you had to ask these questions but you had to ask these questions but you had to wait in the process is complete. there is not a bean i can tell you about that. what i think people might also be interested in, there is nothing i can say about it. what people are also interested in is what we are doing to move beyond coded. i will be opening up the
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economy. theresa may has said either you didn't understand the rules you wrote or you did not think they apply to you. which is it? i am afraid ijust have to focus on the stuff we are focusing on. that is making sure we avert a tragedy ukraine, making sure we move beyond covert effectively and delivering on the promises we made.
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i understand, i understand why you want to ask about this, but the image of the queen. let me just ask you about the queen, that image of the queen and the duke of edinburgh's funeral there. she was all on her own. she was following the rules. the nation was following the rules, and people don't understand why people in downing street weren't following them. i understand why i understand why that was really embarrassing. i understand your curiosity. i totally accept it. but you're just going to have to accept for the time being. i will be saying a lot more about it in due course. in the meantime what we are focused on, and this is absolutely crucial for the future of the world, including the uk, is making sure that we do everything we can right now to protect a seven independent european country from attack, violent and potentially devastating attack, that we do
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everything we can to take our country forward with a fantastic programme of investment, uniting and levelling, fighting crime, encouraging people down the path of home ownership, investing in our country and in our society. if you want to talk about the things that are going on at home... we are in the fortunate position. we are here in germany where they had done a wonderfuljob of fighting covid. wonderful job of fighting covid. because wonderfuljob of fighting covid. because of the vaccine roll—out they had in the uk we have been able to come out faster from the pandemic than any other european country. we have been able to get on with reopening the economies, so welcome we had the fastest growth in the g7, notjust we had the fastest growth in the g7, not just for we had the fastest growth in the g7, notjust for 21... ibirdie we had the fastest growth in the g7, not just for 21. . ._ not just for 21. .. we fell further than anyone — not just for 21. .. we fell further than anyone else. _ not just for 21. .. we fell further than anyone else. also - not just for 21. .. we fell further than anyone else. also for - not just for 21. .. we fell further| than anyone else. also for 2022 not just for 21. .. we fell further - than anyone else. also for 2022 we had unemployment _ than anyone else. also for 2022 we had unemployment actually - than anyone else. also for 2022 we had unemployment actually at - than anyone else. also for 2022 we i had unemployment actually at record lows, youth unemployment definitely at record lows, and we have a government that is bursting with
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energy and enthusiasm. energy and enthusiasm to answer your questions in due course but a bubble to get on with our programme. we were elected on a massive with our programme. we were elected on a massiv— on a massive here you are, on the world stage _ on a massive here you are, on the world stage but _ on a massive here you are, on the world stage but back— on a massive here you are, on the world stage but back at _ on a massive here you are, on the world stage but back at home, - on a massive here you are, on the| world stage but back at home, you are being investigated by the police. mps calling on you to resign, living under the threat of a constant no—confidence vote. don't you think you are burying your head in the sand? i you think you are burying your head in the sand?— in the sand? i am fortunate to live in the sand? i am fortunate to live in a democracy- — in the sand? i am fortunate to live in a democracy. fortunate - in the sand? i am fortunate to live in a democracy. fortunate to - in the sand? i am fortunate to live in a democracy. fortunate to be i in the sand? i am fortunate to live i in a democracy. fortunate to be the prime minister of a free, independent, democratic country where people can take that sort of decision. where i do face that kind of pressure. that is a wonderful thing stop what we are trying to do now is make sure the people of ukraine have that continued freedom. and that they are able to continue to live in a democracy. and that is what matters to me. quite frankly. i think the uk, if you look back at
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what we have done over the last few months, we were among the first to send defensive weaponry to ukraine. we were among the first to call out the plans of the kremlin. and to sound the warning about how severe it could be. we were the first to say we really needed a very tough package of sanctions and that is what we have to do now. you have got to make sure that the world learns the lessons of 2014. and the lesson of 2014 is you cannotjust let vladimir putin get away with it and also, your dependence on hydrocarbons. and the tragedy is that too many countries in europe remain absolutely mainlining russian oil and gas. and we need to wean ourselves off that. and as you have said, we have an issue with russian
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money in the city. we have got to deal with that. but the much, much bigger issue... dealwith that. but the much, much bigger issue- - -_ bigger issue... there will be lessons. . . _ bigger issue... there will be lessons... there _ bigger issue... there will be lessons... there is - bigger issue... there will be lessons... there is an - bigger issue... there will be - lessons... there is an opportunity now for the _ lessons... there is an opportunity now for the whole _ lessons... there is an opportunity now for the whole of _ lessons... there is an opportunity now for the whole of europe... i lessons... there is an opportunity i now for the whole of europe... there will be lessons _ now for the whole of europe... there will be lessons learned _ now for the whole of europe... there will be lessons learned from - now for the whole of europe... there will be lessons learned from the - now for the whole of europe... there will be lessons learned from the sue gray report, when we see it in its entirety, we have only seen it in an update so far. we don't even know what the police are looking out at the moment. but at the moment your opinion poll ratings, you are as unpopular asjohn major was. it’s unpopular as john ma'or was. it's been unpopular asjohn major was. ut�*s been damaging for your party, usually distracting. just to return to my earlier point, it is a privilege to serve in a democracy. and quite frankly, here in munich, the international security conference, what people see when they look at britain as a country that has brought the world together and having a tough stance on vladimir putin, that has been right,
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we have been vindicated in our anxieties about what is going on. we have lead in supporting the people of ukraine. and we will continue to offer leadership, we are the second biggest military player in nato. we have massively increased our defence funding. we are in the g5. and we are going to continue to do everything we can because the risks are enormous. right now. but what we want to see is continued stability and continued growth and prosperity for the british people. i and continued growth and prosperity for the british people.— for the british people. i want to ask ou for the british people. i want to ask you about _ for the british people. i want to ask you about covid _ for the british people. i want to ask you about covid but - for the british people. i want to ask you about covid but can - for the british people. i want to ask you about covid but can i i for the british people. i want to l ask you about covid but can i ask you one question about prince andrew. is any public money going to be used in the settlement for virginia giuffre? i be used in the settlement for virginia giuffre?— be used in the settlement for virginia giuffre? i cannot answer ruestions virginia giuffre? i cannot answer questions about _ virginia giuffre? i cannot answer questions about the _ virginia giuffre? i cannot answer questions about the process, - virginia giuffre? i cannot answer| questions about the process, the police process that's going on. and i cannot answer questions about the
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royal family. i cannot answer questions about the royalfamily. d0 i cannot answer questions about the royal family-— royal family. do you think public money should — money should be used? should public money be used? should public money be used in the settlement? ida money be used? should public money be used in the settlement?— be used in the settlement? no prime minister ever— be used in the settlement? no prime minister ever asks _ be used in the settlement? no prime minister ever asks questions - be used in the settlement? no prime minister ever asks questions about i minister ever asks questions about the royalfamily and minister ever asks questions about the royal family and that is quite right. it is public money. it is not myjob to answer questions about the royal family. my job to answer questions about the royal family-— royal family. let's talk about covid. royal family. let's talk about covid- the — royal family. let's talk about covid. the people _ royal family. let's talk about covid. the people who - royal family. let's talk about covid. the people who run i royal family. let's talk about | covid. the people who run the royal family. let's talk about - covid. the people who run the nhs say it is too soon to scrap mandatory self isolation for people who test positive and to scrap free covid test, why are you ignoring them? i covid test, why are you ignoring them? .. �* . , covid test, why are you ignoring them? ~ �*, , ., them? i think it's very important we should remain _ them? i think it's very important we should remain careful. _ them? i think it's very important we should remain careful. we - them? i think it's very important we should remain careful. we are - should remain careful. we are certainly not asking people to throw caution to the wind. covid remains a dangerous disease. particularly if you have not been vaccinated. particularly if you are vulnerable so please, please, there are still people who have not been properly vaccinated, still people who have not had their booster. huge numbers have but there are still people who have but there are still people who have not so there is no case for
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complacency about this. we have now reached a stage, thanks to the efficacy of the vaccine, the booster roll—out, which we did voluntarily, by the way, if you compare most of the european countries, it was amazing what the british people dead. we have reached a stage where we think you can shift the balance away from state—mandated and, away from banning certain courses of action, compelling certain courses of action in favour of encouraging... i5 of action in favour of encouraging... of action in favour of encourarrin... , ., encouraging... is there a risk we lose the early — encouraging... is there a risk we lose the early warning _ encouraging... is there a risk we lose the early warning signs - encouraging... is there a risk we lose the early warning signs by i lose the early warning signs by getting rid of retesting? i want to make sure we _ getting rid of retesting? i want to make sure we have _ getting rid of retesting? i want to make sure we have capability - getting rid of retesting? i want to make sure we have capability to i getting rid of retesting? i want to . make sure we have capability to spot stuff and to snap back up as fast as we need to. stuff and to snap back up as fast as we need to— stuff and to snap back up as fast as i we need to-_ we we need to. what does that need? we need resilience _ we need to. what does that need? we need resilience but _ we need to. what does that need? we
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need resilience but for— we need to. what does that need? we need resilience but for example - we need to. what does that need? we need resilience but for example on - need resilience but for example on testing, we do not need to keep spending at a rate of £2 billion every month which is what we were doing injanuary. hobie every month which is what we were doing injanuary— doing in january. how are we going to s-ot it doing in january. how are we going to spot it if— doing in january. how are we going to spot it if we _ doing in january. how are we going to spot it if we are _ doing in january. how are we going to spot it if we are not _ doing in january. how are we going to spot it if we are not testing? - to spot it if we are not testing? because we will be testing at a much lower level. but, you know, but we cannot do is continue with, as the number of cases finishes and certainly the number of patients in hospital is thankfully coming down now, the number of cases in intensive care are certainly way, way down, we are in a different world. and i think it is important that people should feel confident again. and people should feel able to go back to working in the normal way. i do want to see our country really getting back on its feet. and the economic figures as i said to you, are very encouraging. that is what we want. we want the country,
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plenty of businesses are investing, plenty of businesses are investing, plenty of businesses are investing, plenty of international businesses are investing massively in the uk. i am not saying we should throw caution to the win but now is the moment for everybody to get their confidence back.— moment for everybody to get their confidence back. have we seen the end of restrictions _ confidence back. have we seen the end of restrictions in _ confidence back. have we seen the end of restrictions in england, - confidence back. have we seen the end of restrictions in england, at i end of restrictions in england, at least? will we never have to live under restrictions again for covid? i do not like going back to that sort of non—pharmaceutical intervention. i want to be able to address the problems of the pandemic with a vaccine that approach. that is what i want. but i am afraid you have got to be humble, as i have often said, in the face of nature. if another variant came along, it would be very hard for you to stand on a podium in front of national television and make a public address and ask people to make personal sacrifices again because will the action follow the rules? the amazing thin about action follow the rules? the amazing thing about the _ action follow the rules? the amazing thing about the uk _ action follow the rules? the amazing thing about the uk population - action follow the rules? the amazing thing about the uk population is - action follow the rules? the amazing thing about the uk population is the | thing about the uk population is the way we have all worked together, the
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way we have all worked together, the way people have got vaccinated, the way people have got vaccinated, the way people have done the right thing. and it has been absolutely spectacular. thing. and it has been absolutely spectacular-— thing. and it has been absolutely spectacular. after everything that is rroin on spectacular. after everything that is going on in _ spectacular. after everything that is going on in downing _ spectacular. after everything that is going on in downing street, - spectacular. after everything that| is going on in downing street, the lockdown parties, i am asking people would follow the rules again? i will answer all of _ would follow the rules again? i will answer all of that _ would follow the rules again? i will answer all of that when _ would follow the rules again? in ii. answer all of that when the time comes. but would people obey the rules, will people look after themselves and others? look at the evidence. look at what the british people have done. and look at the way by getting vaccinated and the scale and pace that they did, everybody collectively helped to save lots and lots of lives. and i think people's actions were fantastic. i am very encouraged by what they did. but now is the time and as i say, i do not want people to get completely... you can totally throw caution to the wind, covid
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remains dangerous if you are vulnerable and if you were not vaccinated. but we need people to be much more confident and get back to work. ~ . ., .. much more confident and get back to work. ~ , ., ,, , ., work. prime minister, thank you. that was boris _ work. prime minister, thank you. that was boris johnson _ work. prime minister, thank you. that was boris johnson speaking | work. prime minister, thank you. i that was boris johnson speaking to that was borisjohnson speaking to sophie raworth. time for the weather with darren. another nine storm on the way. storm franklin hasjust been named by the met office, bringing strengthening winds to northern ireland overnight but the winds are picking up during today and the weather is pretty bad out there already, a lot of rain especially in the north west of england, some flooding, we will find some more flooding as the rain continues to affect large parts of england and wales through the rest of today. scotland and northern ireland turning brighter and shari, these could be heavy with possibly some thunder and the wind is widely gusting at 50 or 60 miles an hour,
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possibly stronger around some of the western coast of england and wales. in scotland and northern ireland, it is turning chilly already, turning colder, mild across england and wales but wet and windy and we could have squally winds for a time as a rain chases away and some snow to lower levels in scotland. then wet weather sweeps from the north—west, picking up the wind through the north channel, south—west channel, around irish sea coast and northern ireland and rain falling by the end of the night but it will be cold starting on monday. it could be very windy on monday because of storm franklin, the amber wind warning from the met office. 60 or 70 miles an hour gust in northern ireland from midnight until 7am, an hour gust in northern ireland from midnight until7am, could an hour gust in northern ireland from midnight until 7am, could reach 80 miles an hour along the north coast. hello this is bbc news. the headlines... britain warns that russia is planning the biggest conflict
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in europe since world war ii. the prime minister says plans for an invasion of ukraine may have already begun. i'm afraid to say that the plan we are seeing is full something that could he really the biggest war in europe since 1945, just in terms of sheer scale. it's as russia and belarus take part in huge military exercises, just 160 kilometres from ukraine's border. the legal requirement to self—isolate after catching covid in england is expected to be dropped from next week. the shadow health secretary says he's worried that the prime minister isn't following the science. this seems very premature. it seems like boris johnson is keen to declare victory before the war is over in the hope he gets some headlines about victory day on covid instead of police officers ask questions about actions at number 10. as the clean up from storm eunice continues, another storm is named — franklin is expected to bring more strong winds and heavy rain today and tomorrow,

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