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is it. now it is time the dark. that is it. now it is time for newsnight. it was brexit, then it was trump. could the next shock to the global liberal establishment be le pen? we speak to the great hope of populism in france. also tonight, theresa may will formally begins the brexit process with article 50 tomorrow. but where should she finish? and how bad would "no deal" be? we ask two of her party's mps. and we send the high priest of remainism to understand why ebbervale in south wales voted so emphatically for brexit. so much of the investment here has come from the european union.
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the college, the station, all of these buildings were invested in from funds from the eu. funds which won't necessarily be replaced by governments in london and cardiff. my first question is why did people vote in large numbers against the european union, the source of so much investment in this community? good evening. ‘twas the night before brexit. "one more sleep", as one leave supporting blog tweeted today. by this time tomorrow, the prime minister will have triggered article 50 and britain's departure from the european union will be officially under way. as we will hear over the course of tonight's programme, there is much still to be resolved. in a moment, emily gets marine le pen‘s take on brexit and, of course, a whole lot more. but first i'm joined by our political editor nick watt in the studio, and by our diplomatic editor mark urban in berlin. nick, what is exactly
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going to happen tomorrow? it will have the feel of a budget day. theresa may will brief colleagues can only meeting of the cabinet, then she will do her normal prime minister's questions and that will be followed by her statement on the article 50 letter. at around the time she stands up in the commons, the uk ambassador to the eu sir tim barrow will hand the real copy of the letter to the european council president donald tusk in brussels, and donald tusk is then expected to tweet he has received it. that will mark the formal triggering of article 50. what we really want to know is what is in the letter? i'm told the tone will be friendly, it will essentially set out the framework of her lancaster house speech injanuary. what that said is a close trading relationship, but no membership of the european single market. what i'm told is going to be really interesting is what isn't in the letter.
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it will not get into generalities, you will not see a sum of money on what the uk is prepared or not prepared to pay for the exit bill and i'm told there will not be any date on a cut—off date for when the rights of eu citizens in the uk will stop. the guiding thought is do not repeat the mistake of david cameron, who put too much detail in his letterfor his eu negotiations, and gave the impression that he was scared of walking away. keep your cards close. 0k. mark, what has been the reaction in europe today? i think what we can expect tomorrow is, firstly, expressions of regret that britain is going ahead with this. then pretty swiftly after that, some fundamental declarations of principle. on the financial issue, i think you can expect a pretty hard line. the eu's legal advice is that britain is liable for budget contributions, one person told me tonight at least 45 billion euros between now and 2020.
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and they simply will say they won't budge. by about one month's time, the formal negotiating guidelines will have been given to the negotiator and i think things will go quiet for a while. for a whole load of reasons, including in this country and others. then i think we will see things playing into next year with particularly the german strategy and that of the president of the european council donald tusk, i think it will be to take a tough line and offer britain as many opportunities to change its mind as possible, right up to that vote on the terms of the deal as it is being proposed that will happen in parliament towards the end of the process. nick, we can't forget today there has been another vote in scotland to request another independence referendum. and a predictable response
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from the uk government saying now isn't the time to have that. on thursday david davis will say to the scottish government and the other devolved administrations, the uk government doesn't want to hoard power. he will say he is prepared to hand back some, but not all powers on fisheries and agriculture, to those devolved administrations. david davis will do that when he sets out the next stage after the triggering of article 50, the great repeal bill. it annuls the act of parliament that took us into the eec and it secondly brings back into uk law all the eu law. really interesting on the next stage after that, what of those eu laws that will be in uk law, what they should appeal. he will say that isn't this parliament, that is that the next parliament, put it in the tory manifesto. reaction will be very interesting. thank you. once the ceremonies of tomorrow's triggering are done with, there is the possibility of no deal at all. we are joined by anna soubry
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and bernard jenkin. good evening. i'm an ex—remainer. we are leaving the eu, so i don't know what you would call me. we ought to get the language right, i think. are you a happy lever? —— leaver? of course i'm not. i think our country has lost the plot and i am extremely worried about our future. but we've got this vote, we've got to deliver it, the prime minister has been remarkably courageous in stepping up and accepting this button which she would clearly not have chosen, and she's now got to deliver four bespoke deals
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in under two years. almost an impossible task. you don't think she can do it? i think she's got to be brave to say if we need more time, if we need a transition period she's got to do that. most of all, she's got to resist the calls from dear bernard who will urge her with his merry band who have been wreaking havoc in my party for decades, to avoid a hard brexit which nobody in my constituency, nor i believe anywhere else in the country, voted for. is it a problem if there is no deal? you said it's almost impossible for her... let me just find out from bernard, do you think it is a disaster if there isn't a deal? it depends what you mean by deal. i agree the idea we are going to finish up with a comprehensive trade agreement with the eu within two years is extremely unlikely, not least because the eu would find it very difficult to agree such a deal. it takes the eu a very long time to agree these things. so i think anna is right that we finish up with some kind of transitional arrangement. what we should hope for is that we will sign sensible arrangements for customs facilitation and memoranda
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of understanding and that sort of thing. which the eu has with every other country trades within the world, whether or not it's got a trade deal. hopefully we'll get the eu to accept our offer of free trade, that is zero tariff on manufactures, so that we can carry on trading more or less as we do at the moment. if the eu can't accept that, or they want us to pay too much for that, that's the point at which we have to say, no, that's ok, we'll pay the tariffs. there will be a process of adjustment if we have to introduce tariffs, but the adjustment will be much more severe fur some of the industries in the european union that export so much more to our country than we do to them. and the british exchequer will raise billions and billions of pounds from the import tariffs from the eu which we can spend on supporting the motor industry, inward
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investment and investment allowances, grants to science and technology and other things that make us competitive. anna, if you go into negotiations saying we have to come to a deal at the end of two years, you've lost your hand, haven't you? i'm not saying that. i think the prime minister wants a deal. we all want a deal. i'm glad, because i'm afraid there are lots of people on your side who don't want a deal. they want us to fall off the cliff edge and go hanging. for a start, there is no cliff edge. unless the eu is completely insane and not going to sign anything with us, not even the most basic customs facilitation deals... i can't believe the eu is as insane as that or as incapable as that. it's the time it would take to do that. this is really simple stuff. all our product standards... are you saying this negotiation period is simple? a comprehensive free trade agreement is complicated. except there is one huge advantage to the eu and the uk, all our regulation
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is currently aligned. we aren't like the eu and canada, or the eu and china, where they've got to think about how they deal with the misalignment of regulation. we start from the same business. a car in the uk is the same as a car in the eu. it's exactly the same. we don't need to stop at the borders to prove they are cars. the problem is this idea, that it's a simple process on trade, it's not about trade... don't misrepresent what i said. what i'm saying is, even if we come out of the eu without any trade deal, we will still have customs facilitation arrangement, product recognition, all of these things... do you want there to be a formal deal, or do you want the uk to walk away having another chip to bargain with? when you say another chip to bargain with, the eu the demander in this negotiation, the uk is asking us
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to give money, they are asking us to give concessions. we are offering a blanket offer. we are saying you can have access to your biggest export market, exactly as you do now, without any costs or tariffs, if that is what you want. the choices for the eu, they've got to decide... this is madness. we don't hold the cards. yes we do. there are 27 members left in the eu. we need them much more than they need us. i'm sorry, you've got to be honest about it. it is to everybody's mutual advantage that we have a free trade agreement and recognition of financial services and zero tariffs and all those things. we are in a much stronger position than them. we've got to get four deals... you haven't let me explain this thing about the four hugely complicated deals we have to do. we have to sort out european citizens, eu citizenship. that in itself is difficult. secondly, we have customs to sort out. thirdly we have trade to sort out.
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fourthly, we have to do a bespoke deal on security. they are all bespoke deals. and we are going to do all of that in about 18 months, and some of it is simple? it'sjust, you're not being honest with people about what's happening. and actually, what we are really doing... ijust need to say this. all of this madness, this complexity, this nightmare of detail, when actually what we are doing is we are walking away from 500 million customers. what we have at the moment, a single market, which has provided decades of prosperity for our country. which needs to be negotiated. bernard, you are saying these negotiations can carry on, but would you be prepared to walk away, do you think we can walk away and not pay any money? if they ask us... first of all, article 50 is very clear. all our obligations fall away when article 50 reaches the end
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of the process. we won't have to pay a penny if we don't want to. if no deal is struck. and then the eu has the choice to take the uk to court. they wouldn't, because article 50 is in the treaties of the european union and that trumps any of the other convention or treaty rules. they replaced the rules we're leaving the eu with article 50 is about is the law that would apply. the idea of the european court ofjustice would apply international law and not their own treaties, it just wouldn't happen. so you are telling people we can just walk away, we'll have no bills at all, and we walk away onto wto rules and regulations and tariffs, and no customs deal? there would have to be a customs deal. do you really believe the eu would be insane enough not to do a customs facilitation deal with the uk? when they do it with america, with whom they don't have a trade deal, they do it with a number of countries they don't
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have a trade deal with... bmw would be happy with that arrangement. this idea that we hold all the cards... so you think they are insane? i think we are insane for not being honest with people about the complexities and the dangers to our economy. we are jumping off the cliff. thank you for a very energetic conversation and debate. now, if the triggering of article 50 feels like the end of the beginning, what is there to say about that beginning? it's been nine months since we voted to leave and in that time we've heard an awful lot about the uk's divorce terms — but have politicians made enough effort to set up the negotiations to embrace the opportunities that brexit offers? not according to leading brexiteer tim montgomerie. here's his viewsnight. hard or soft, clean or dirty, or do
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you want brexit to be cleaned? month after month, people have been discussing brexit as if we were ordering from a menu. it has been a com plete ordering from a menu. it has been a complete waste of time. once the prime minister had correctly interpreted leave as a vote to end free movement, we were, in the words of the president of the european council, donald task, facing just two options. no brexit or heart brexit. and if anyone can overrule donald, it will not be asked. it is more likely to be france's next president or the new chancellor of germany. take control was the winning slogan of vote leave. and we should and could have spent the last year the kind of britain we will
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soon be able to build. a british immigration policy to give us skilled labour for the city, immigration policy to give us skilled labourfor the city, for farms, four hospitals, without overloading public services —— for. cheaper energy policies to revive manufacturing. and incentives to create more jobs up manufacturing. and incentives to create morejobs up north and more affordable housing down south. such forwardthinking might have further encouraged eu leaders to strike a deal that kept them fully plugged into the uk economy. nine months after britain's historic brexit vote,
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some remain supporters are still trying to understand why so many of their countrymen voted to leave. on the eve of our formally beginning divorce proceedings, one of the most prominent remainers, former lib dem leader nick clegg has travelled to ebbe vale — a town which saw the highest proportion of voters in wales that voted to leave the eu. it's also a town that received millions of pounds in funds from the eu. here's the former deputy prime ministerfinding out why, for ebbe vale‘s citizens, divorce from the eu was so much more appealing than its money. singing. this is ebbw vale. a town of around 30,000 people in the heart of the beautiful welsh valleys. once home to the largest steelworks in europe, ebbw vale today is in one of the most socially and economically deprived regions in the united kingdom. singing. a quarter of working age adults are on benefits.
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male unemployment is more than double the national average. and more than a third of the population have no educational qualifications at all. singing. to any casual visitor, ebbw vale doesn't superficially look or feel like one of the most hard—hit areas of britain. the old steelworks has recently been redeveloped at a cost of £350 million, creating new schools and colleges, a new hospital, and state—of—the—art sports facilities, not to mention all the construction work involved in building new road and rail links into town. i've also never been to a place with so many blue eu flags, adorning all these new buildings.
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they are literally everywhere. that's because the eu has funded a sizeable part of all the regeneration here. a whopping £1.8 billion has been invested by the eu in wales since 2014. yet in the brexit referendum, 62% of people here voted to leave, the highest proportion in wales. so much of the investment here has come from the european union. the college over there, the station over there, all of these buildings were invested in from funds from the european union. funds which won't necessarily be replaced by governments in london and cardiff. so my first question is, why did people vote in large numbers against the european union, the source of so much
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investment in this community? five and six... monday night is bingo night at the ex—servicemen‘s club. six and two, 62... six and two. that is the percentage that voted out with brexit. it pains me to say that. my name is george mont, and from ebbw vale, born and bred. i voted to get out with brexit. i would like to put the great back in great britain. because we are not governing ourselves, we are governed by people that we don't know. my name is maria williams. from ebbw vale, south wales. i voted out of brexit for two main reasons. to stop the illegal immigrants coming in and to get our justice system back. my name is maureen windmill from ebbw vale, south wales. i voted out for brexit. one of the main reasons being any monies that we've received from europe to be spent on our town was spent on the wrong things. fairly unanimous views
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from the bingo crowd, then. the next morning i met up with the leader of the ebbw vale business forum, phil edwards. he agreed to show me some examples of what people here feel has been misspent eu money. we started on the new £2.5 million lift that takes you up the side of the old steelworks slag heap. fantastic amount of money, over half a billion. half a billion? the dragon is european funded, is it? the dragon is european funded! what do you think of all the money being spent on the town centre here, the high streets, this dragon, and so on? you cannot complain about it in one sense, it is pretty. that is all it is, it is cosmetic. if you have someone dying, you do not give them cosmetic surgery to keep them alive, that is not enough. the town is dying. the borough is dying.
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and it needs employment. it does not need pretty bollards and wonderful dragons and a clock that doesn't keep the right time. this specific criticism about how eu money is being spent is accompanied by a wider yearning for a return to the certainties of the town's industrial past when the steelworks provided full employment and good wages. 600,000 tonnes of rolled steel used to be produced here annually. the giant furnaces used to light up the night sky. bringing prosperity and pride to the town. but 15 years ago the steelworks closed down and the site was demolished, ending over 200 years of iron and steel production. nothing big enough has been able to replace all the lostjobs and the industrial skills of the past. i was the last training master
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in ebbw vale before it closed. apprentice myself. and so when we talk apprenticeships, when we had a steelworks with city and guilds london registered apprenticeships, four—year, five—year apprenticeships, we had proper training. this place we are sat in today, the scientific institution, taught physics, chemistry, woodwork, metalwork, electrical, you name it, it was taught here. we've lost that. if we could have european money to reinvent that... because we are told we haven't got the skills, we need people to come in from eastern europe, or wherever, then i think people would have said, hang on. so the money was used to provide, we didn't see that, we haven't seen it. those same people, those who have lived here all their lives, maybe worked in the steelworks when it was still open here, they feel the eu funding that's been invested into the local community to help, hasn't really made the difference that they want. it hasn't created jobs.
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it has created shiny buildings like this, it's been used to fund street art, it's used to make cosmetic changes, but not to really help people find work. however, when you get chatting to people, many say their number one reason for voting to leave the eu wasn'tjobs or a lack of heavy industry, but immigration. it's lunchtime in morgan's pub in the town centre. it's part of an arcade refurbished with, you guessed it, eu money. only around 2% of the population in ebbw vale are actually foreign—born. even so, views on immigration run strong. i disagree with the immigration. that was the biggest worry, why i voted out. i know you can't stop immigration, hospitals need the nurses and doctors and things like that. but then, all the others that have come here, the romanians and that.
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i know i shouldn't be prejudiced, but i just want our country, i'd like it to be back, i know it never will be, back to what it was. personally, for me, it's not a big deal. but i can understand where they're coming from, and jobs are being undermined. they are being taken, wages are being undermined. i understand that, i totally understand that. i think they've got to vet people coming in, so the right people come in. if you went to america, if you went to canada, if you went to australia, you'd have to have the credentials to get in there. and i think that's what they need here. i agree. immigration was obviously a hugely important factor for so many of those who voted for brexit. but, given how low immigration is locally, it isn't clear what will need to change in ebbw vale itself to reassure people. and is immigration such a big concern for younger generations? a group of students at the new part—eu—funded sixth
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form college allowed me to interrupt their a—level politics class. if you had voted, would immigration have been a really big dealfor you? no? it's not that immigration affects our area, it's the fear of immigration. it's a feeling? it's a feeling, it's an emotion, it's a thing that many people, they see in london, in birmingham... but not here in ebbw vale. there's no immigration here, it's the fear of it. you've got, like, a few people from poland, turkey, romania. but i feel like if they've got better qualifications than some of the people who live here, they should have the jobs, because it's all about the best qualified. i feel like we should
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all be treated equally. a lot of this immigration that is coming in now has been witnessed by an older generation, whereas my generation, i have gone through school with people from different backgrounds. because i've grown up with them, i don't have that same fear of immigration, because i know they are just the same. because other people, like, the older generation didn't experience that as much, they have that bigger fear of it, because it's alien to them. walking around this splendid £35 million building, it's clear that, despite the negative perceptions amongst some older voters about how eu money is spent, it has helped younger students to gain both academic and vocational skills. the young and the old, here in ebbw vale, appear to perceive the same reality very differently. and this generational difference could increase further if brexit doesn't bring the benefits people were told to expect during the referendum campaign. newjobs, new industry, more money for the nhs, less immigration. if people feel let down, the political consequences could be serious.
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they will go to the extremes, most definitely. especially the brexiteers, because they are most likely the poorer and least well off and, i'd say, in some cases abandoned by mainstream politics. i think centre ground politics is not as engaging. if you're in a well—off area, you're going to feel frustrated, and i think it's easier to relate to people who are on the far right or the far left. you can see it in the netherlands, france and greece right now, all the extreme parties are incredibly popular over there. and it's worrying, because the normal parties like the conservatives, lib dems and labour need to catch onto this and capitalise, and say, well, we support brexit but let's not go
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to extremes, right and left. so, having spent some time here in ebbw vale, i'm much clearer in my own mind about why people voted for brexit in large numbers, particularly older voters. because, how much money was spent by the european union on this shiny building or that project, all of that paled into significance to the feeling, the longing for a return to past certainties. when the steelworks were open, when everyone had jobs, when people had money in their pockets. and when people had an opportunity to rattle the cage and say, we want that back, it wasn't so much that they were left behind, it was their feeling about what they had left behind. but the past is not going to return, and it's difficult not to feel a sense of foreboding that, should brexit fail to meet people's hopes, dissatisfaction
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could turn into real rage. and, as we're seeing elsewhere in the world, that can quickly be seized upon by political movements offering ever more divisive and angry visions of the future. nick clegg in ebbw vale. of the many uncertainties surrounding brexit, there is of course the issue of what the eu will look like once we leave. in underfour weeks, france goes to the polls. were marine le pen's front national to win, well, its future in the bloc would be under scrutiny, as le pen has promised a referendum under her presidency. emily met her in paris today. that's undeniably the intention of the eu. the eu wants the divorce to be as painful as possible so they can feel other nations of europe want to leave this political structure. they don't want a domino effect. blackmail didn't work,
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project fear didn't work either. so they have to try and make the separation as painful as possible. will they succeed? i don't think so. is it possible for britain to get a good deal after brexit from the eu as it stands? yes, i think so. it will be led by the defence of its own best interests and won't be constrained by the ideology of the eu, which today prevents from protecting themselves from uncontrolled globalisation. you borrowed money for yourfunds from a czech—russian bank. several years ago with borrowed money from a czech russian bank but that's because they agreed to lend us money. if it had been a british bank, we would have borrowed from a british bank. but it was a russian bank?
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yes, and so what? i don't owe the bank anything other than to pay it back. i'd have no obligations towards it, i'm not reliant on anyone. you don't regret it? so i'm prevented from borrowing from a french bank and then i'm reproached for borrowing from a foreign bank. what would people have said if it had been an american bank, or an african bank? i think it's more problematic when candidates seek donations in foreign countries. you know what napoleon bonaparte used to say, the hand that gives is always above the hand that receives. you know president putin quite well, what do you think of him? i don't know him quite well, i've met him once. that was last week. yes, i had an opportunity to have a long conversation with him on the situation in the world. particularly on a key topic, which is the fight against islamist terrorism. do you think the west has misunderstood putin? i think the previous american administration in effect put the berlin wall on wheels and pushed it back to russia's borders. that was in the interest of the us.
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was it in the interest of the eu? the answer is no. we have no reason to enter a new cold war with russia, absolutely none. but russia's sphere of influence is increasing, including the baltic states. we struck deals with russia after world war ii, and those deals were reneges on. —— reneged. in recent years, the us wouldn't stop militarising countries on russia's border with nato. so it was felt by russia as a form of hostility. i'm not a supporter of mounting conflict, hostility, of warmongering.
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these are provocations that naturally cause a reaction. ukraine is part of russia's sphere of influence, it's a fact. just like canada is part of america's sphere of influence. but it is simpler than that. if the russian military were to make an incursion into the baltic states or into ukraine, would france come to the protection of the baltic states? you want war at all costs? what is your problem? you want to go to war, you like war? you like war? you want conflict? you want us to start world war three? at the moment no one wants to go to war with anyone. i'm happy to go into the hypotheses but no one is going to war with anyone. no one wants to go to war with anyone else. there was a territorial
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conflict with ukraine, these things happen. now it has to be resolved diplomatically and i think france's voice has weight, as long as france is france. not a region of the eu. if you are trying to say that russia is a military danger to european countries, i think you are mistaken in your analysis. what should be france's commitment towards nato? i think france should leave nato allied command. i agree with donald trump when he says nato is obsolete. because nato was created to fight the ussr. today there is no ussr. i know it's uncomfortable for some, but there is no more ussr. there is a country that's russia, which doesn't deserve to be treated with prejudice. it hasn't led any campaigns against european countries, or against the us. has putin done more good
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or more harm to the world? first, we need to ask whether he did more harm than good to russia. russia is going broadly in the right direction, it has improved its economy, although it is still fragile. what i noticed is that putin's government must be pretty popular with russians, given that it is constantly being re—elected. what more can i say? has he done more good? when he intervened in syria against is, yes. because if syria had fallen into the hands of daesh, like libya has fallen into the hands of islamic fundamentalists, nothing
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could prevent the growth of daesh. the explosion of fundamentalist islam, and we arejust next door, europe. so yes, i think his intervention in syria is a positive for the world. you haven't met with mr trump? no. nor with theresa may? with angela merkel? no, but why should i go and see mrs merkel or theresa may? we may have some things to talk about with theresa may, but with mrs merkel things are very clear. we are in total opposition, i am the anti—merkel. i am opposed to her economic policy, monetary policy. i'm opposed to her migrant policy. very clearly we are in total opposition. by the way, that doesn't mean that if i'm elected president
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i won't talk to mrs merkel and defend france's interests. but all these heads of state, you haven't met with them. despite everything you have tried to do to change the image of your party, the truth is there is still a toxicity that surrounds it. don't you think that mrs merkel is toxic for europe? she let 1.5 million migrants in, isn't that toxic? she imposes austerity to all the nations of europe, isn't that toxic? she's the one who is toxic. either way, she's increasing the isolated because the policies i represent the policies represented by mrtrump. it's represented by mr putin. the british people havejust made it clear they want to go in that direction.
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in the netherlands, geert wilders is one of the new parties that greatly increased his numbers of seats. things are moving in europe in the direction of the ideas and policies i represent. and if you win in may, does that spelt the beginning of the end of the eu? but the eu is almost already over. rather than waiting for its chaotic collapse, i suggest we organise its transformation into a europe of nations, while respecting the wishes of the european peoples. have you noticed that all the referendums on the subject of the eu that have been organised in the past 15 years have been lost by the eu? all of them, without exception. have you seen that poland is saying no, i then want to join the euro. when a few years ago they were begging to join. it's over, the eu is shining with the light of a dead star. thank you. emily speaking to the french presidential candidate marine le pen. we've got some french election news,
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the wife of the presidential candidate francois fillon has been placed under formal investigation. this is part of the continuing fakejobs inquiry. she spent the day being questioned by magistrates. her husband was placed underformal investigation earlier this month, he is accused of paying hundreds of thousands of euros to members of his family for work they didn't do. now the papers, and let's start with the daily telegraph. there is a unifying theme across the front pages, you won't be surprised to know on the day that article 50 is being triggered. mrs may tells britons to put behind differences as she dispatches the article 50 letter. the times has a picture of her signing the article 50 letter in the cabinet room yesterday under the gaze of robert walpole. theresa may has insisted the country will remain an ally of the eu. the guardian, a jigsaw puzzle over a map of europe.
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today britain steps into the unknown, those words where the uk would have been. saying theresa may is beginning a two—year process that will see the uk leave the eu, sever a political relationship that has lasted 44 years. the sun is beaming a message to our neighbours. dover and out. the daily mirror says we are one great union of people and nations with a proud history and a bright future, quoting theresa may. that's all we've got time for this evening. but we couldn't let you go without showing you this stunning, van gogh—esque image ofjupiter‘s surface, sent 588 million kilometres across space by nasa'sjuno probe. good night. hello there. although the weather will remain pretty uncertain for the
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rest of the week, it will remain on the mild or even warm side, thanks to south—westerly winds. the mild or even warm side, thanks to south-westerly winds. a very mild night, temperatures in double figures. a lot of cloud around outbreaks of rain, a lot becoming confined to northern and western areas. heavy burst over the hills. misty and murky. starting wednesday ona misty and murky. starting wednesday on a cloudy, damp and mild moat. quite breezy across western areas. rain moving up through the day, across scotland, northern ireland and parts of wales into the south—west of england. presumably quite a south—west of england. presumably quitea damp south—west of england. presumably quite a damp afternoon for much of scotland, some outbreaks of rain. quite heavy over southern and western areas. despite the breeze and cloud, temperatures up to a0 celsius. online —— cornwall in
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devon, we could see some brightness and up to 18 celsius —— 1a. on thursday, could be looking like the warmest day of the year so far. tapping into some warm air of the near continent. very mild in the north and west as well. although the south—east will stay largely dry, the north and west will be pretty u nsettled. the north and west will be pretty unsettled. quite a breeze, a lot of cloud, outbreaks of rain over the weston hills. on friday, an active front pushing on. persistent and heavier rain spreading eastwards ahead of a breezy and warm front. saturday, sunshine and showers. high pressure building in on sunday, timing is down. nights becoming chilly with clear skies and winds.
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april showers, some quite heavy. some hail and wonder mixed in in the north and west. high pressure building on sunday, quite a calm day and feeling pleasant in the sunshine. turning breezy and cloudy across the north and west. the weekend, saturday and settled with the risk of some showers, sunday, like snow, becoming chilly. hello, everyone. iam rico hizon hello, everyone. i am rico hizon in singapore. the top stories. australia triggers a disaster response plan after cyclone debbie pummels the east coast. we are live in queensland with the latest. the war on coal is over after donald
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