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uefa's rules say membership is only open to countries recognised by the united nations as an independent state. jersey don't fit the bill. what we are saying to uefa is that we want to challenge that independence. we are independent here in many, many ways and more independent than many of their current members. we are saying to uefa judge us on our footballing capacity, our footballing ability. jersey argue that uefa already includes a number of non—un states, look north to the faroe islands, part of the kingdom of denmark, or down on the mediterranean, gibraltar, a british overseas territory. then there's the complicated case of kosovo, accepted as a uefa member this year, but still not fully recognised by the un. jersey want what they have, a chance to play in the biggest competitions for club and country. it will be massive, i think that's where senior football is lacking because you are playing against the same people week in, week out. even funding at the moment, i think uefa would bring funding for teams to expand and have better pitches and facilities. officially, jersey are only
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suggesting trips to european football's rocky outcrops, like san marino, lichtenstein and malta in a pre—qualifying tournament. but why not let the imagination wander? do you have a dream fixture in mind? jersey against germany for me. how do you deal with muller marking him? just foul him! the referee that matters right now is the court of arbitration for sport that will consider the case to have the application discussed. what happens in courtrooms on distant shores will decide just how farjersey football sets down this particular channel. that's all from sportsday. coming up next is adam fleming with review 2016 — a year in politics. ever feel you need to get away from it all? especially when ten years worth of politics has been
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squeezed into just one. i believe that this thursday can be our country's independence day. applause. i do not think it would be right for me to try and be the captain that steers our country to its next destination. tomorrow is going to be a very historic day, i believe that. i think it will be brexit plus plus plus, does that make sense? i'm theresa may and to be prime minister. i'm adam fleming, come with me to a secluded log cabin, there no wi—fi, no phone reception, just you, me and a lot of events to think about. it was the issue that split the nation. the european union, leave or remain. in the first part of the year,
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david cameron embarked on the first half of his europe strategy renegotiating our membership of the eu with his fellow leaders. it meant lots of these, known in the trade as the grip and grin. if it was thursday, it must be hungary. is that the prime minister of slovenia or slovakia ? it all came to a head at a tense summit in brussels in february. i will be battling for britain if we can get a good deal i will take that deal but i will not take a deal that doesn't meet what we need. that involved a lot of croissants. cameron's agreement with the euro bosses limited benefits for migrants from the eu and exempted britain from the idea of ever closer union. deal done, the referendum was on. i will go to parliament and proposethe british people decide ourfuture in europe. through an in—out referendum on thursday the 23rd ofjune. time for the cabinet
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to choose sides. home secretary, are you a remainer? are you a pair of outers? chancellor, i'm guessing you're in? six frontbenchers joined the official out campaign, called vote leave. among them, david cameron's political pal michael gove. the world waited to see which way this other beast would jump. after a weekend of agonising, boris johnson leapt for leave. the last thing i wanted was to go against david cameron or the government, but after a great deal of heartache, a deal of heartache, i don't think there's anything else i can do. if that's really what you thought all along, why have you kept your party waiting for such a long time? because the truth is that it has been agonisingly difficult. the other side geared up, launching britain stronger in europe, led by sir stuart rose, the former boss of m&s.
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a few other things were happening. factually wrong, racist remarks. like a bad—tempered row in labour about how the party handled accusations of anti—semitism. in the us, donald trump was about to become the republican nominee for president. on our side of the atlantic, mps criticised his plan to ban muslims entering the us. his comments regarding muslims are wrong. his policy to close borders if elected as president is bonkers. and if he met one or two of my constituents in one of the many excellent pubs in my constituency, then they may well tell him that he is a wazzock for dealing with this issue in this way. but it was all right, because he would never win, would he? and the work and pensions secretary iain duncan smith resigned, some thought it was really about europe.
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he said it was because the government was hurting the poor. that unfairness is damaging to the government, to the party, and it is damaging to the public. incredibly strong passions had been kindled, now it was time to fire up the referendum campaign for real. the remain campaign relied on potential risks, spelt out in a series of weighty treasury documents. britain would be permanently poorer if we left the eu. it was all backed up with assertions from the global great and the good who claimed brexit would be bad for britain's place in the world. our focus is in negotiating with a big block of the european union to get a trade agreement done. and the uk is going to be in the back of the queue. bad for the economy. negotiations on new arrangements with the european union and other
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trading partners could, in our view, take years. which would be bad for your wallet, even when it came to holidays. it is just not as easy to fly across europe as it is today if you leave the eu. a message spelt out in a government leaflet sent to every single household. politically, the remain campaign was made up of blue, red, yellow, and green. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, tended to stick to his own script. i believe we have to vote to remain in order to defend investment, jobs, workers‘ rights and defend our environment. he left much of his side's campaigning to alan johnson. but vote leave had its own large red vehicle, let's call it the borisjohnson fun bus. cheering. the uk asparagus will be just as delicious. vote leave!
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sold! yes, that is him auctioning a cow. two questions. firstly, where are your wellies? there's hardly any muck. his message was summed up in three words. take back control! what was that? take back control! we can take control, if we take back control. they meant control of immigration with a points—based system. those who are the brightest and best with the right skills for our economy would be welcome here, and this would be a fairersystem. control over whether turkey would eventuallyjoin the eu. this referendum is going to be our last chance to have a say on that, we are not going to be consulted or asked to vote on whether we think those countries or others should join. and control of the money britain sent to the eu, although that was hotly disputed.
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i am staggered borisjohnson is standing here tonight still defending this £350 million a week figure. it's a scandal that is still emblazoned across the campaign bus. and there wasn'tjust one leave campaign. nigel farage and the ukip crew ran their own with boats and a tougher tone on immigration. the eu is making a mess of virtually everything. first we had the eurozone, then the eu's common asylum policy compounded by angela merkel, and what we've seen are huge streams of people coming into europe over the course of the last year, no security checks done on anybody. or you could sign up for grassroots out, an alliance of tory backbenchers and a few other characters. left, right! forward march! to victory! on the 23rd ofjune. as the battle went on, leavers capitalised on feelings that there was something fishy
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about the entire political establishment. i think this country has had enough of experts with organisations from acronyms. people have had enough of experts? what do you mean? acronyms saying they know what is best and getting it consistently wrong. old foes became firm allies, but the tories things were getting more and more unfriendly. boris is the life and soul of the party. but he is not the man you want driving you home at the end of the evening. blue on blue, as it was known, turned into all—out war when george osborne theorised about a harsh brexit budget. the sort of tax rises we could see include a 2p rise on the basic rate of income tax to 22%, 3p rise in a higher rate of 43%. it is probably the most irresponsible act by a chancellor i've seen in 24 years the house of seen in 24 years the house
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of commons. then everything stopped. the labour mpjo cox is killed in west yorkshire constituency. the labour mp and mum of twojo cox was murdered in a street in her constituency. her killer idolised the nazis and would later be sentenced to life in prison. the referendum gave way to reflection. campaigning resumed a few days later, and there was this final plea from the prime minister. so, as you take this decision whether to remain or leave, do think about the hopes and dreams of your children and grandchildren. the big finish, the bbc‘s great debate at wembley arena. that is the enormous audience, we have a massive stage which has 6 lecterns on it, shall we have a debate about the eu? are you all ready? come on! the closing arguments went like this. the economists, the scientists, the business leaders, trade unions,
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health professionals, they all agree that britain is better off in. you are better off in. if we vote leave and take back control, i believe that this thursday can be our country's independence day. onjune 23 the uk decided its future. and we all know how that went. the british people have spoken and the answer is we are out. for leavers, jubilation that they won almost 52%, more than 17 million votes. brexit! for remainers, who had secured 48%, simply shock. early in the morning in downing street, david cameron announced it was game over. i will do everything i can as prime minister to steady the ship over the coming weeks and months but i do not think it would be right think it would be right for me to try and be the captain that
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steers our country to its next destination. although i will always remember that look on sam cam's face. scotland voted to remain and the first minister hinted at a renewed push for independence. it is a statement of the obvious that the option of a second referendum must be on the table and it is on the table. back at westminster, the winners took in the gravity of the situation. we are still and always have been an exceptionally outward looking country and we will continue to be so. and will be a good neighbour and a good internationalist but we will have taken back control of our democratic institutions. so, can you see where i wanted a bit of peace and quiet in my log cabin in the woods? and the vote to leave only takes us halfway through the year. a heap of books have been written about the referendum byjournalists,
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party donors, david cameron's former spin doctor, but to many people what happened next was more like a like a box set of game of thrones. any message of reassurance for the country? his profile sky—high after the referendum, johnson looked like he might inherit the crown. or someone less showy? my pitch is simple, i'm theresa may and i think i'm the best person to be prime minister of this country. michael gove launched an attempt that was ultimately doomed. the problem: he was supposed to be managing boris johnson's bid for the topjob. having consulted colleagues and in view of the circumstances in parliament, i have concluded that person cannot be me. yes, his supporters wept on a day that has become synonymous with tory treachery. over the course of the last few days i've realised that while boris does have those special abilities to communicate and to reach out,
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what he did not have was the capacity to build and to lead that team and provide leadership this country needs at this critical moment. it left only one other contender. andrea ledsom. the energy minister, an energetic leave campaigner, andrea leadsom.


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