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this is bbc news. i'm maxine mawhinney. the headlines at 11. the brexit secretary tells mps to ditch changes to the brexit bill voted on by the house of lords. what we can't have is either house of parliament reversing the decision of parliament reversing the decision of the british people. senior mps issue a warning on brexit talks — they've told the government it would be a serious "dereliction of duty" if it fails to prepare for a breakdown in negotiations with the eu. it is notjust for the government to prepare itself for no deal, individuals and businesses need to understand what the consequences are. dutch riot police use water cannon to break up a large protest outside the turkish consulate in rotterdam amid a deepening diplomatic row. south korea's impeached president
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returns home after being escorted from the presidential palace. also in the next hour — a shock defeat for andy murray at indian wells. a sluggish performance saw him soundly beaten in straight sets by world number 129 vasek pospisil. in halfan in half an hour's time, dateline asks, how much of anything ——, if anything, should britain paid to leave the? —— pay to leave me do. but —— the european union. good morning and welcome to bbc news. the brexit secretary, david davis, is warning mps not to try to change the bill which will allow
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the government to start the formal brexit process. attaching conditions to the bill, he says, would undermine the prime minister's negotiating stance. with me is our political correspondent, susana mendonca. what has everybody been saying? we have had this report from the foreign affairs select committee, saying if the government did. they saying if the government did. they say there is a realistic plot that they could do a deal if they were derailed in some way. we have heard time and again from the government that no deal is better than a bad deal. crispin blunt, the chair of the committee, is basically saying there needs to be clear planning to
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prevent a bad impact on the rest of us. the most important economic impact will come on tariffs and nontariff barriers which would arise in the event of there being no deal and us leaving the european union. the treaties of the european union will i'io treaties of the european union will no longer apply and we will go to the world trade organisation trading to and that will be lots of practical implications from that. —— trading regulations and there will be lots. then of course you have the position of european union citizens in the uk and uk citizens in the european union, and other things like whether health insurance will continue to apply when you travel,
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what kind of visa requirements might there be. you can see this is a complex area but it needs to be prepared for. david davis, the brexit secretary, says there are contingency plans being put in place as we speak, but the reason the government is not talking about it is because their focus is government is not talking about it is because theirfocus is not government is not talking about it is because their focus is not on the contingency plan but on getting a good deal with the european union. but certainly if things didn't go the way the government planned they are thinking about alternatives. david davis's focus ahead of tomorrow when the bill to trigger article 50 goes back to the commons is very much on getting mps to back the bill without the lords amendments, two of which were they passed, one of them forcing the government to consider the rights of eu citizens to remain in the uk and the other giving parliament assay on the other giving parliament assay on the final bill but having that
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enshrined in law. the government doesn't want to have those included in the bill, because david davis says it ties the hands of theresa may as she goes into negotiations and makes her position much more difficult. he says it also goes against the will of the people who voted for brexit to happen, so he is urging certainly conservative mps who might be tempted to rebel not to do so but to pass the bill without amendments. iunderstand... who better to understand, bluntly, on the importance of parliamentary accountability? i have spent a decade of my life doing nothing but. and i have said since the beginning of this exercise, look, it is inconceivable to me that there wouldn't be a vote on the outcome. but... but the simple truth is, what i don't want to do is take a simple bill, which is designed to do nothing more than put the result of the referendum into law, as the supreme court told us to do, we waited for the supreme court to give us the detailed guidance on that, and we are
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going to do that. please don't tie the prime minister's hands in the process of doing that for things which we expect to attain anyway. david davis there. what reaction has there been? labour have basically said they think theresa may should look at these amendments from the lords and allow them to be included in the bill. when it goes to the commons tomorrow, we know that labour are supportive of the idea of these amendments going forward. the shadow brexit secretary keir starmer has talked about how certainly a lot of the european union citizens in the uk are left in limbo and how the government needs to put this obsession with having the bill going through without any amendments aside. the amendments are simple but really important. the first is to guarantee the rights of european union
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citizens in our country, they have notjust citizens in our country, they have not just contributed to our society, they are part of it, and they have been left in limbo and we are asking the government to sort that out quickly. the second one, make sure the parliament has a vote in two years' time. a lot of the stories we re years' time. a lot of the stories were about the possibility of crashing out without a deal. that will be a disaster and you have to have a vote in parliament before that happens, so we will be fighting for those tomorrow. tomorrow the bill goes back to the commons. if it gets through without the amendment then things go as the government plans. if the lords decides to step in again and put forward more amendments, potentially that could delay things, but if things go as the government hopes tomorrow, potentially it could be in a position to trigger article 50 by tuesday or wednesday. as we heard, the brexit secretary has urged mps to leave
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the bill for exiting the eu unchanged when it is debated again in the commons tomorrw. david davis wants mps to reject a proposal by peers for the bill to guarantee a "meaningful" parliamentary vote on the final exit package. but several tory mps could oppose the government or abstain from the vote, which could take place as early as tuesday. joining me now on the line is mp alistair burt, who has said that parliament must get a say on any final deal. what do you make of david davis's comments? and assurance, which we have already had, in relation to a final vote on the deal, and that the house will also get a vote if there was no real. —— the house. house will also get a vote if there was no real. -- the house. we have been hearing a lot about the fact that the commons committee has said
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that the commons committee has said that if there is no deal they didn't feel that the government is prepared for plan b, as it were, a contingency plan. i don't know about that, the foreign affairs committee have looked into that carefully, and certainly we know from talking to david davis, of course there is the prospect of no deal, which is very serious. i also know, as we have been told, the government is absolutely determined to get a deal. they want to try very hard, we have had that from the prime minister, david davis, we know that is the case, but we also know there is a risk that there might be no deal but also there are some mps who actually don't want a deal. i certainly don't wa nt to don't want a deal. i certainly don't want to see the government pressed in that direction, which is why having a vote is very important. what sense are you getting of those who mightabstain? what sense are you getting of those who might abstain? that is a matter for other colleagues, i don't speak
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on anybody else's behalf. me and a colleague wrote an article in the sunday times today, saying we thought it was important to get assurance. other things have not been —— somethings like a vote on the agreement have not been written into the bill. i think it is important to a lot of members. parliament started this process off by starting the referendum bill, the referendum process, we ought to be there at the end. if at any reason there at the end. if at any reason the government has to come to parliament and say, we have not been able to reach a deal going forward, it is of such immense importance i think the government would want an endorsement from parliament before the next stage of what the —— what would be the next stage of leaving is completed. that is the agenda for us, not to keep us in the european union, not to make life difficult for the government but to do ourjob
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as parliamentarians to have a say on as parliamentarians to have a say on a matter of huge importance. because the consequences of the vote are very serious, it is no reason to not let parliament have a vote in the first place. if you don't get a vote, will you oppose, abstain?|j will vote, will you oppose, abstain?” will listen very carefully to what ministers say tomorrow. and if you don't get what you want will you abstain or vote against? good try. i will be listening very carefully to what ministers say tomorrow. we have accepted assurances before, i don't need something written on the face of the bill, i don't believe with lib dem peers in the house of lords who say they can't trust the government. i do trust the government, we have to stood on the assurance that there will about there at....
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dutch riot police have clashed with protesters in rotterdam, amid a diplomatic row — that saw a turkish minister escorted out of the country. water cannons were used to disperse hundreds of protesters who'd gathered to demonstrate against the decision. turkey's family minister was trying to win support among expatriates for a referendum on expanding turkish presidential power — but the dutch government says such rallies would stoke tensions days before the netherlands‘ general election. turkey's prime minister says a protest has been lodged with the dutch government, and promised that "there will be retaliation in the harshest ways". early today, a demonstrator climbed onto the roof of the netherlands consulate in istanbul, and replaced the dutch flag with a turkish one. there was also a small protest outside the building. sarah corker reports. in the centre of rotterdam, dutch riot police were brought in to disperse hundreds of pro—turkish demonstrators. they are angry because the dutch government banned a rally in the city about next month's referendum to expand the powers of the turkish president. these extraordinary
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scenes came just hours after the turkish family minister was stopped from entering her consulate in the city. she was later detained and escorted out of the country. the netherlands had blocked president erdogan‘s supporters from holding referendum rallies because of security concerns, but deporting an official takes this row to a new level. in ankara, protesters threw eggs at the dutch embassy. there were demonstrations, too, in istanbul. it all started on saturday, when another minister was blocked from landing in the netherlands. that provoked these harsh words from president erdogan. they don't know anything about politics or international diplomacy. they are very nervous and cowards. they are nazi remnants. they are fascists. the dutch prime minister described that fascist comparison as crazy. this row is intensifying,
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and these scenes marked a new low in diplomatic relations between turkey and the netherlands. sarah corker, bbc news. it's being reported from south korea that the country's ousted president park geun—hye has left the presidential palace amid growing calls for her arrest. she was removed from office on friday after being linked to a corruption scandal. thousands turned out for rallies in seoul yesterday, a day after three people died in protests. our correspondent stephen evans is in seoul. she has arrived back at her private home. her supporters were there cheering her like she was the conquering hero come home. people
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will be wondering about her demeanour after this time in the blue house. was she down, up, defiant, she was very defiant, she waved out of the car window then shook hands with political allies. a statement was issued saying, the truth will come out. it will take some time but the truth will come out. people wondering how she will play this one, will she be down? she seemed up beat and defiant. she denied any wrongdoing. what happens now? the likelihood is she will be charged with corruption and face a trial and she may well find herself
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on trial. the prosecutor has already said that he thinks she is complicit in corruption. there are lots of allegations but the main one is that samsung gave $31 million to park's best friend and park then did favours for samsung. that is the allegation she complies. the prosecutor said he thinks she is complicit, so you assume there will bea complicit, so you assume there will be a charge. 30 other people have been charged, a lot of people around her, subordinates. if they say, "what do you do if your boss tells you to do something," and samsung might also say," of course we did it, the president told us to," if they all turn on her, she is in deep
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trouble. the headlines... the brexit secretary warns mps not to try to change the bill which will formally start the brexit process. turkish protesters outside the dutch parliament in rotterdam. president park geun—hye in south korea may face charges for corruption. andy murray has been knocked out of the indian wells tournament in california at the second round — it's often seen as the 5th grand slam. the world number one lost to canadian qualifier vasek pospisil in straight sets — our tennis correspondent
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murray fell at the first hurdle against vasek pospisil, who might be out of the top 100 but he is much better than that suggests. his serve— volley game is very effective. he broke murray's serve four times effective. he broke murray's serve fourtimes ina effective. he broke murray's serve four times in a row and murray threw in the seven double faults, his serve letting him down. sb so held his nerve when murray saved three of four match points. —— vasek pospisil held his nerve. there's an all—london clash in the fa cup quarterfinals at white hart lane this lunchtime. you can watch tottenham against millwall from half past one on bbc one. it's the last fa cup tie to be played at the stadium. spurs are having a new ground
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built right next door. they are are unbeaten at home since may, but millwall, from league one, are the only team in the top four divisions who are yet to lose a game this year. it will be a tough game because the fa cup is special, it is magic, the beauty of the fa cup is that the level is not important because all believe they can win, and for us it is massive to be at wembley, semifinal, a big opportunity for us to play in the semifinal, but we know that first of all we need to play a very tough and difficult team. what spurs have is a talented bunch of players, world—class players, a terrific squad, i am really envious of what they have done and they are achieving at the top level, but they also have expectation, 20,000 spurs fans
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turning up and expecting them to beat a team from league 1, which brings pressure in itself. we can enjoy that role, enjoy the occasion, we have nothing to lose. but we have one hell of a lot to gain on the day. it's the old firm clash at midday today and new rangers manager pedro caixinha will be watching from the stands. brendan rodgers's celtic will re—establish a 27 point lead at the top with victory as they close in on yet another title. it is very intense, the supporters are very passionate, and the celtic park was barred for us, so if we can play to that level and play the way we have most of the season then we hope that will bring us a result. —— celtic park was a great result for us. marco fu will facejudd trump
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in the final of snooker‘s players championship later today after beating ding junhui in a tense final—frame decider in llandudno. fu was trailing 5—3 but fought back to level at 5—5. he then produced a confident 98 to seal his third successive frame and a place in the final. that's all sport for now. if you want to see action from the snowboard cross that's all sport for now. if you want to see action from the snowboard cross finals at the world championships in sierra nevada, you can watch on the red button. the sister sledge singer joni sledge, who had a number
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of disco hits with her three sisters in the ‘70s, has died at the age of 60. with her three sisters, she formed the band sister sledge in 1971 but it wasn't until 1979 that they had their biggest success with we are family. three of the sisters have continued to record music and last performed together in october last year. turkey is holding a referendum on whether to turn from a parliamentary toa whether to turn from a parliamentary to a presidential republic. if successful, but wants to hold up as band rallies because of
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public especially in turkey there was a huge distraction with the reactions of the european countries, and a lot of the european countries, and a lot of voters have escaped europe, and the level of conflict with the
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kurdish terrorist organisations have increased in recent years. at the same time we see that the pkk militants are working freely in those countries and we see that turkish campaigners were not allowed to campaign in those countries but the opposition and the opposition are representatives of the pkk. turkey finds it hard to understand how an elected government and its members are not allowed to do political rallies in those countries but militants of a terrorist organisation are. tensions have escalated with those countries, they start to balance —— to ban those
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rallies, and that is how we came to this situation. looking at protesters live in the centre of istanbul as we are talking. politically, how dangerous is all of this? i think it is quite serious. the dutch side has not really understood what kind of damage they have caused to turkish—dutch relations. i am a political scientist and i am teaching political history and i don't render anything like this in diplomatic history. —— don't remember. a minister of the country is surrounded by police, his security team arrested. this happens in wartime but we are in peacetime, we are in nato and we have had good relations for about 400 years with
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the dutch side and we find it difficult to understand why that site has behaved in this way. of course we understand that there are elections in the netherlands but the dutch government and the prime minister has given too much voice and credit to geert wilders and become a prisoner of his rhetoric. geert wilders says all of the supporters of urdu and need to go back to turkey. —— of urdu one. —— of tired recep tayyip erdogan. there is the xenophobia in europe, the
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netherlands used to be one of the most liberal in europe and now we see pages that protesters and journalists are beaten and minister ofa journalists are beaten and minister of a democratic country is taken hostage by police and this is unbelievable. we have to leave it there but thanks very much. the creator of the world wide web, tim berners—lee, has expressed concern about fake news, data privacy and the misuse of political advertising online. in a message marking the anniversary of the internet‘s creation, sir tim warned against the loss of control of personal data and governments' scrutiny of their citizens online. for more on this i'm joined by dr bernie hogan from the oxford internet institute. do you agree with sir tim? definitely. these are really serious issues which have emerged to more
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prominence in recent years. this is not what the world wide web was set up not what the world wide web was set up for, is it? in a way it was. it was about the diffusion of information and in many ways it was set up to be an open system. nobody said information had to be like this or that. as the world gets so connected, we are seeing issues with this. it is not that the system is broken but that there are definitely issues with such open, easy access to information, including fake information. whose job is it to police this kind of thing?” information. whose job is it to police this kind of thing? i am not sure it is something that we need to police in the sense of locking people up and putting people in jail. | people up and putting people in jail. i mean keeping an eye on what is going on online and guiding it in a particular way. we shouldn't think of it where there is an absolute arbiter that says yes or no, especially with fake news, but it is
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something that we should be somewhat vigilant by and definitely speak with other people about what we think is credible news or otherwise. what do you think is the area of most concern, fake news, data prove cor most concern, fake news, data prove c or the misuse of political advertising? —— data privacy.” think the last one is worrying because we are not quite sure of the effects of it. it is not hard to counter fake news but it is hard to counter fake news but it is hard to counter political advertising that targets micro targets. it makes it harderfor people to targets micro targets. it makes it harder for people to distil fake news from real news because it sets up news from real news because it sets up different kinds of people hearing different kinds of messages and pushes us away from each other. thank you. let's get the weather.
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i love this picture in hampshire showing how miserable it is. this is where i would be if i was not on a by where i would be if i was not on a rugby pitch shouting my head off. sandwiched in between these two weather fronts, there is sandwiched in between these two weatherfronts, there is some sunshine to be found. it's pretty isolated. not bad this afternoon into northern ireland and improving into northern ireland and improving into western scotland. a slice of brighter weather with glimpses of sunshine as well through the spine of the country. under the cloud and rain it will feel disappointing, top temperatures 10—14dc. through the night we get rid of most of these weather fronts. maybe a night we get rid of most of these weatherfronts. maybe a bit night we get rid of most of these weather fronts. maybe a bit of cloud lingering in the south—east. that will allow for clear skies and temperatures to fall away. that's something we haven't seen for the last few nights. it will be a chilly


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