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asic divisions about what brexit should mean are getting in the way of the process. what was he thinking? we hear from of the process. what was he thinking? we hearfrom the man sent to jail just thinking? we hearfrom the man sent to jailjust after thinking? we hearfrom the man sent to jail just after the grenfell tower fire for photographing one of the victims in a body bag and then posting the pictures on social media. god knows what i was thinking. but i was holding my ipod did it inside i was saying myself, does anybody know this person. they are back! the brains behind 19705 they are back! the brains behind 1970s elect trick pop group sparks. it turns out they never went away. we are more thrilled now to be doing what we have always done. in an uncompromising way after this amount of time and being accepted for a. hello. we are almost six months into
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the brexit formalities now. and the conservatives are being accused today of making an almighty mess of the process. for one thing, we had another huge personnel change. the civil service in charge of the department has been moved. then, on top of that, conservative party dynamics are competent in the process. the foreign secretary, borisjohnson, marked out this vision of brexit over the weekend and then slipped away to the un in new york. to reason they offered a tautology in response to be. auris is auris, she said. it is hard enough bargaining with michel barnier and the eu without arguments at home. but if there is a problem, the root of it is certainly fundamental division on how brexit should go. theresa may set to make a
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big speech on friday and right now it seems we stand at the crossroads, undecided as temperatures route to pursue. every drama has a cast of main characters. brexit is now a june. the most eye—catching plot thread is the political one, and the star is, of course, borisjohnson. with model much rolling brexit he tried to lead the debate this weekend with this own 4000 word vision for how it might go. today we got the official reaction from the prime minister on her visit to canada. the uk government is driven from the front and we all have the same destination in our sites. that is getting a good dealfor same destination in our sites. that is getting a good deal for brexit with the european union. we also had the official borisjohnson follow—up. trying to look like a tea m follow—up. trying to look like a team player he echoed the prime minister's language. as for backseat driving, honestly, there is one driver in this. to use amber's metaphor,
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it is teresa. but there's another drama behind the scenes. brexit has been led by the prime minister, brexit secretary david davis and also lesser known civil servant 0liver robbins, who's been running the department for exiting the eu. three is always a difficult number. 0ver summer, it was said david davis didn't see eye—to—eye with robbins, who was also reporting to theresa may. now with the clock ticking, robbins has left the department to a newjob in the cabinet office potentially strengthening theresa may's grip on the process. the personnel and political dramas are more symptoms than causes or problems. it is the divisions about brexit in government that need to be resolved. 0ne division is over the transition. how long it is and how much money should be paid over during it. mrjohnson, who managed to squeeze in a meting with donald trump today, wants it short and cheap. and was clear about
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that this afternoon. the transition period, i can see the vital importance of having clarity and certainty for business. i think all of us agree what the prime minister agrees, it shouldn't be too long. the other division is over the final destination for our new relationship with the eu. should it be as close as possible to single market membership like say, switzerland, or an arms length deal more like the one canada has with the eu? well, maybe the prime minister feels she can't be too explicit about brexit for fear of losing some chunk of supporters. but let's talk to nick watt, our political editor who is in brussels this evening. nick, you've had a weekend to think about it. what do you think boris was up to? well, shall i tell you what i think this is not about, it's not about an immediate leadership bid
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by borisjohnson, one person familiar with his thinking said the two serious candidates are amber rudd and borisjohnson on different sides of the referendum but they've one thing in common, not interested in the leadership until brexit is out of the way. what is this? a cry of frustration from borisjohnson. he's been the butt ofjokes from downing street. he feels he's been sidelined. but what has really got him going, he believes what he regards as the negative, britain is a can't do country, the negative attitude of the remain campaign, he believes, has infected whitehall. he wants to put a bit of britain is a can do country. the reason why this matters, he believes that negative attitude is polluting the preparations for the prime minister's speech in florence on friday. what he wants to show is if you cede too much to brussels as he fears the prime minister might do on the transition period, on payment and length, they'll only come back and ask for more.
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that raises an important question about this speech. has boris, what he's doing, has it in any way forced theresa may's hand with that speech. constrained what she can say on friday? i think borisjohnson's putting down a marker on the transition and the bill you pay but he's not putting down a veto. borisjohnson's never said never to making a payment. there's talk at senior levels in whitehall the divorce payment will have to begin with 4. about £40 billion to £45 billion. many are saying that's roughly the amount we pay to borrow a year in the uk. if you can get brussels to break the logjam of the talks, get brussels to talk now about the future trading relationship, maybe it will worth definitively leaving brussels,
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getting a future trading relationship. if you have to pay the equivalent of a year's borrowing to do that, that, to them, is not a bad deal. they will possibly be whispering into boris johnson's ear that's maybe something he should think about. nick, thank you. with me now are the lbc presenter ian dale and jenni russell, who writes for the times, and the former conservative minister dr dan poulter who supported borisjohnson in the leadership election last year. can i start with you, dan. in a way, it's very odd, this. a foreign secretary writes about international affairs in a newspaper. why's there a fuss? there shouldn't be a fuss. boris effectively said largely what the prime minister outlined earlier in the year. looking at an optimistic vision for brexit.
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i was a remain supporter. if you believe in democracy, you have to accept the result and get on and makes the best of the brexit process. he's talking about the opportunities there are in that process and it has to be a role he'll perform as a foreign secretary. nothing to see, move along. except the 4,000 word open us, why is he giving an opinion on corporation tax reform, health spending, scientific research? that doesn't feel like the thing a foreign secretary would normally do? he's outlined what potential opportunities may be from brexit. he was one of the main voices of the leave campaign. part of that was taking back control. he's talking about what opportunities there may be. was it government policy? his suggested reform of corporation tax. is that government policy? had he spoken to philip hammond? some of what he was saying
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was building on existing government policy. investing in sciences. that's linking with the health service. spending almost £350 million more on the nhs. that's not government policy. had he cleared that with philip hammond? he says he believes once we leave the eu, there will be some more money, if we look at the figures, i think anyone accepts £350 million is not right. but the net return is more like £150 million. if that goes to the nhs... but that's not the foreign secretary's job. he doesn't decide where the money goes. he's speaking aloud about what the opportunities may be from brexit building on those existing government policy in the life sciences. if we're talking about delivering more money to the public sector and nhs, they are very welcome
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as far as i'm concerned. you're making a really sterling effort here, dan. something's up. they are not agreed on what kind of brexit we are going for. that's why borisjohnson wrote the article. putting his marker down for his vision of brexit. we're paralysed by the fact theresa may is not strong enough to say this is what we're doing, how much we'll pay, the transitional arrangement we're having because she's scared of the wings of her party? no, boris said today he backs theresa may in leading the negotiations. all of us must back our prime minister in doing that. it is perfectly length the mat to talk about what some of the opportunities are after brexit. he is the foreign secretary. if a member of the government wants to talk about opportunities, wants to talk about what good opportunities come to britain in the future, it is fine by me and all of us. it is about getting the best deal for britain. stay with us.
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i'll turn to two journalists, jenni russell, is this basically brexit chaos that the tories have imposed on us? they got article 50 going and they weren't ready, you could argue. you could and you'd be right. the whole reason we're having this disastrous public row, 16 months on from the referendum, the cabinet has not had full discussions on what brexit means. we are waiting for some further unveiling of the plan in florence on friday from theresa may. boris is desperately trying to influence it. he's not being allowed from the inside, nobody's talking to him. he's trying to shove a spike in theresa may's back to push her in the direction he wants from the outside. the real problem is britain still doesn't know what it wants. we've no sign there will be any discussion taking place that will allow that to become clear in the incredibly short time we've got left to make these decisions about trade and our future with the eu.
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it is a catastrophe. britain does know what it wants. about 75% of people whether they voted remain or brexit want the government to get on with it. i don't know where you've been for the last few months, they've issued 12 different papers explaining in quite a lot of detail as to what their strategy is. theresa may's made speech after speech. so has david davis. appeared in the house of commons many times. it is clear where we are heading. some are saying, the division is we should be in the eea, as close as we can get in without free movement. that's eea minus. others are saying arms length relationship, canadian deal plus. which is it? you are right. there is clearly a cabinet split on this. boris's speech has shown that. you've borisjohnson and michael gove, theresa may and david davis. you've an item coming
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later, with the sparks. they sang, will i get it my way? boris johnson's speech was about, hello, i'm still here. he's been relatively silent on brexit for the last year. it was positioning himself not for the leadership, nick was spot on on that, he wants to play a role in this. so far, he really hasn't. i think it was incredibly ill—timed of him. to do that a week before the prime minister makes her florence speech was appalling. to put that section in about the £350 million. he must have known. i know someone in the telegraph newsroom. within 30 seconds they knew that was their splash. theresa may has no mandate for the hard brexit which she set out injanuary. there are many different kinds
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of brexit as we know, including being close to the single market and customs union or not. theresa may went to the country and said, i want a mandate for a hard brexit. the country refused to give it to her. she appears to be proceeding down the same path as if she hadn't failed to get a majority in that election. the problem is that business is in a state of panic about what this is going to do to the country. almost half of our trade is with the eu. if we crash out without a deal our living standards are going to plummet. should we worry about 0liver robins going? he is the civil servant running it, she is taking back control. it is another example of how little control theresa may has. 0liver robins did not get on with david davis... i know for a fact that isn't true. the fact is they brought in a second permanent secretary a few months ago because they plan
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this for a long time. still leading the negotiations. can you really lead the negotiations and also run a department? i didn't think so. one of the problems if you're now going to have 0liver robins reporting directly to theresa may. he's supposed to be the practical negotiator and yet david davis is supposed to be in charge of the negotiations. if 0liver robins is no longer reporting to him it's hard to see how they agree on what they are doing. there hasn't been a sliver of paper between the two of them in this whole time. now they've changed the reporting line because it wasn't working. you everything, you guys have really screwed this up? why in folk article 50 if you don't know where it's going to take you? we've lost six months. i campaign for a main but the british people by a majority voted to leave.
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i agree no government is going to be thanked if we don't put the economy first as a result of the decision to leave and that's what we will have to do. we'll have to have some transitional deal in place. what we have to recognise is that in the longer term more of a flexible customs union arrangement with the eu would still put the eu in charge of negotiating britain's relationship and trade deals with the wider world. is that the spirit of brexit? i would say probably not. we're going to have to come to some arrangement to protect jobs and put the economy first, and longer term move to a situation where britain has a different relationship with the eu. hopefully we can still trade but more on our terms. thank you very much indeed. just after the grenfell tower fire, a local man posted on to social media pictures of one
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of those who had died. 0mega mwaikambo had opened a body bag and taken photos of the victim within it. "does anyone know this body laying outside my flat for more than two hours", he said. it was a gruesome thing to have done, even by the standards of the trauma still raw at the time. and within days mwaikambo was in front of magistrates, pleading guilty to breeches of the communications act 2003. he was sentenced to three months in prison. well, mr mwaikambo has now completed his term and he has been speaking to dan newling about what was going through his mind. it reminded me of watching the september the 11th world trade center. but this was real, in front of my eyes. everybody had their own gadgets, phones, ipadss. everyone is filming, taking pictures. talking on the phone.
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everyone was doing whatever it was due to the shock and horror. and you did the same? and i did the same. 0mega mwaikambo spent the night with the crowd beneath grenfell tower. he took photos of the inferno but he says he also did what he could to help. he says he made tea for firefighters and work to direct traffic away from the scene. it was at 5am that he discovered a body lying unattended wrapped in plastic outside his front door. i was out of my senses but i was struggling to compose myself. that body wasn't meant to be there in the first place. regardless y. i can understand there was something massive happening outside. but it should not be kept in that place, in that particular, in a pile of dirty water. that really messed my head up. what did you hope to achieve by taking a picture of the man's face?
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god knows what i was thinking in my head. but i was holding my ipad. the body wasn't wrapped tightly, it was loosely wrapped. inside i was saying to myself, does anybody know this person? itjust happened, no explanation, but with anger, traumatised, mesmerised as well. did it ever cross your mind that it might be morally wrong to tamper with a body or take a picture like that? morally, i know it's wrong. again, as i said it's not morally right for a body to be left unattended at there. what did you hope to achieve by posting the pictures on facebook? this was not to achieve, this was just to let people know
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what i'm going through. it was as simple as that. i cannot believe i'm seeing this, it's not happening. uploaded to his facebook page and on an open account, mwaikambo's pictures had the potential to be seen by millions but there's no evidence they did. it took the involvement of someone else to notice the photos. at 8am mwaikambo had met a freelance photographer who just arrived at the scene. he offered him his photos from the night before. ten hours later the photographer called to suggest a rendezvous. just before i said nice to meet you again, that's when i found i was surrounded by police officers. they asked me, is your name 0mega mwaikambo? i said yes, that's my name. they asked me again, did you take pictures
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of this body earlier? i said, yes i did. then they asked me, did you tamper around with the body? isaid, well, 0k, yes i did. and that's it, you're under arrest. iwas numb. when the whole ordeal was taking place during the arrest, my mind wasn't with being arrested, my mind was big and tick—macro with being exhausted, traumatised, and the shock as well. i wasn't myself at that time. newsnight spoke to the photographer, he confirmed he told the police about mwaikambo's pictures and helped them affect an arrest. two days after the fire he appeared in court and pleaded guilty to two charges of breaching the communications act by posting offensive images to a social network.
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the judge was unforgiving. mwaikambo was sentenced to six weeks in prison for each crime, a total of three months inside. one thing came to my mind, it's like, i took the picture, i didn't do anything wrong. it'sjust a picture. i didn't steal, i didn't kill. i didn't commit any crime that i know that is high risk. so, the judge sentenced you to six weeks for each crime, a total of three months. how did you feel when you heard the sentence? i couldn't believe that it was that long. not that i was expecting a short time, but that length of time to be in prison. that really shocked me. but the truth is that you did post the photographs onto facebook, in exactly the way the charges said. correct.
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so you are and remain guilty, that's correct isn't it? i would say right now, guilty, yes. how do you feel about that? to be honest, ifeel so bad, i regret it. can you understand why people are angry? i can understand why they are angry. why would anybody take a photo of a dead person? if they are in a normal state of mind, why would anybody do such a thing? since late august, something like 400,000 rohingya refugees have crossed from myanmar to bangladesh — that is more than 100,000 new arrivals a week. there were almost 400,000 roghingya in bangladesh before this latest flare up of the conflict in myanmar. there, in rakhine province,
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there are reports of villages being torched and hundreds of people killed. one of the more astonishing statistics though is that something like 60% of those arriving in bangladesh are children. that's a unicef estimate, but it's not surprising that save the children have talked about this as a child protection crisis. over 1,000 children have arrived, unaccompanied by any family at all. the former prime minister of denmark, helle thorning schmidt now runs the international part of save the children and joins us now, from the un in new york. what is astonishing is the numbers.
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it is hard to see a parallel. some of the people on the ground are predicting that before the new year, we could have 600,000 children crossing the border. these are people who have seen things that children should never be experiencing and seeing. we have been speaking to our staff who have been speaking to our staff who have been speaking to the children. a boy aged ten were talking about children being shot at and killed at the border. we spoke to a girl of similar age who said her house was burning and she had to leave her mother who was very ill in the house. these are things that should not be happening. 0f house. these are things that should not be happening. of course, we urge to stop this violence that is happening and we also urge the international community to be aware of what is happening and to help all of what is happening and to help all of these people who have crossed the border in bangladesh. it is raining they're. we are seeing these people who can hardly find shelter. we will
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be able to help many of these children if we get the resources to do so. what about the unaccompanied children? what is happening that there are unaccompanied children making their way into bangladesh? they only have the international community. they are so at risk of being taken away to trafficking and other criminal offences. we must protect these children and that is why we need to be on the ground and luckily, save the children, we are already on the ground in bangladesh. not many other non—government organisations are there. you said
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you want the international community to step up to this challenge. what exactly to step up to this challenge. what exa ctly d o to step up to this challenge. what exactly do you want countries like the uk or you run, denmark, what do you want them to do? is it taking people in, is that sending aid out there? it is basically helping bangladesh. and helping ngos like save the children. what is needed here is speed and of course more resources to get into these very, very vulnerable children. you would presumably say it is better to stop the problem at source? can you get into my and mark, to rakhine province, to see what is going on? —— myanmar. province, to see what is going on? -- myanmar. unfortunately, we can't. we are working in myanmar but in the
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northern part of rakhine state where this is happening, no one has got access. of course, that is even more worrying echoes the eyewitnesses we have other children. —— because. i can assure you we will be doing it. we have asked many children already and we will kiss —— keep asking them. they other people who have seen what is happening. un agencies, other ngos, save the children, cannot get into that part of the country. you were in myanmar in 2012 and you met up with aung san suu kyi. you must be disappointed with her reaction to this crisis in her country? i have been in myanmar. visited the government that wasn't elected back then. spoke to aung sung suu kyi back then and raised question
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of rohingya people. already then they were being prosecuted, they had a very difficult time in myanmar. of course, i only want to urge everyone to step up. it is not too late to save thousands of children in this, thousands of families. these people, we must remember, they're very poor people in general. they are not wealthy people. not wealthy communities. there's only one reason why they would start to walk over the border to bangladesh, walk for days to get in there with absolutely nothing, that is because what their‘ experiencing on the grouped is so horde endous they've no other way than to start walking. thank you for your time. thank you for having me. ryanair shares have lost 7% of their value in the last week — most of which is down to the cost of cancellations caused by a mistake in allocating holiday time to pilots and other employees. it is a pain for all employers having to accommodate staff leave but it doesn't normally cause quite such business disruption. making matters worse though, is the cast iron law
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of the aviation business, that if anything goes wrong, it will get maximum publicity. just ask united airlines, or indeed british airways, who had it problems back injune. well, so it is with ryanair. the chief executive michael 0'leary has been trying to limit the damage, perhaps better than some other chief execs. our business editor helen thomas reports. welcome, you have arrived on another ryanair flight. never shy and trumpeting its achievements, ryanair is known for a no—nonsense attitude. these airlines can't match our prices, they can't match our service either. it starts at the top with boss michael 0'leary. we need fewer people queueing to go to the toilet. how do you get that? charge them for it. the irish airline has become a management case study in industry disruption, aggressive pricing and stratospheric growth. from a standing start in 1985 with one aircraft, one route and 5,000 passengers, ryanair has grown to be europe's biggest airline.
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it carried 120 million passengers last year. it was seen as a bit of an irritant, a bit of an annoying player. somebody who made a lot of noise. it really took a long time. it has snuck up on the other airlines, the fact they offered cheap flights but they continued to offer them. they thought these were just a sale they would announce every now and again but the sales kept continuing and continuing. it became clear that this actually was a business model. the irish airline is cancelling up to 50 flights daily for the next six weeks, or about 2% of its schedule. the airline's punctuality had already fallen from its usual 90% to below 80% this month. why? strikes in air traffic control, the weather, and significantly, a shortage of crew. today, the boss was characteristically forthright. when we make a mess in ryanair we come up with our hands up. we try to explain why we made
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the mess and we will pay compensation to those passengers entitled to compensation. ryanair managed to upend the industry. it focuses on every cost, but that efficiency means very little slack when things go wrong. ok, so the irish regulator forced ryanair to change how it manages staff holiday and that has caused problems. but ultimately, the airline doesn't have enough crew or pilots to man all its planes. as ryanair and rivals have expanded, it's the irish airline that has cut too close for comfort. if we look at where the growth in the short—haul market is in europe, it's through momentum airlines. 0thers call them low—cost airlines. as they take significant numbers of new aircraft they will need pilots. the classic example is norwegian with its base in dublin, but we are seeing expansion by others in other markets too. they will bid up the price of pilots and they will move perhaps from ryanair, perhaps from other carriers,
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to go to where they see a new opportunity. norwegian says it's hired 140 ryanair pilots this year. never one to agree with a rival, ryanair says it is under 100. it denies a shortage of pilots. so why cancel six weeks of flights rather than try a short—term fix? with ryanair, it always pays to think about the bottom line. take a look at eu 261, or the rules about flight compensation. a delay of three hours or more could mean pay—outs of more than 250 euros per passenger. a cancellation at short notice is the same unless the airline can offer a suitable alternative. cancelled with more than two weeks' notice? you just get a refund, and ryanair‘s average fare is just 40 euros. better business perhaps to axe flights well ahead, rather than risk further delays or last—minute cancellations. then there's ryanair‘s reputation to think of.
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it may be cheap, but the airline likes to boast that it is more punctual than rivals and that it cancels fewer flights. passengers counting every euro might stay with them. what about those higher value business travellers that rya nair has increasingly been courting? well, there the idea that ryanair‘s unreliable could hurt. ryanair likes to use its business acumen and seat and upset rivals. for now, it will be needed to shuffle disgruntled passengers onto new flights. in other words, damage limitation. the us band sparks, led by the mael brothers ron and russell, last had a top 20 single in this country in 1979. beat the clock, in case ken bruce asks you on pop master. that was just after margaret thatcher took power, in the era when an appearance on top of
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the pops could make a music career. the brothers haven't been dining out on their past glories, they've been making albums ever since. and something of a sparks revival has been underway after they worked with franz ferdinand. their new album hippopotamus is number seven in the album charts. in the spirit of the band's hit amateur hour, we sent stephen smith to talk to them. # what the hell is it this time?# how many emails did you get today? # my god is great. # my god is good. # he loves every man.# the mael brothers imagine god's chocka inbox and his fraying temper on their new album, their 23rd. # he really don't care. # what the hell is it this time?# there's a line in it about if arsenal wins, he really don't care. we've actually had some kind of blow—back from that one.
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i thought you might. are you arsenal fans, just to clear that up? we can't show any prejudice towards any football teams. in any case, the supreme being is not supposed to take sides in the premier league. # this town ain't big enough for the both of us. # and it ain't me who's going to leave.# sparks were a welcome if sometimes unnerving fixture of top of the pops in its pomp. the mael brothers' career took off here after a false start in the states. # mystifying and....# it was the novelty for us the first time around. like it was the first time around for any experience. butjust being on that show, you know, it was like just a dream for us. we're really excited the audience for sparks is a combination of both people that have been following the band since the 705 and we've attracted a really new, young audience as well.
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# there's a hippopotamus, a hippopotamus, a hippopotamus in my pool.# your single references titus andronicus and a woman with an abacus? you mean that's not the usual pop fare? i don't know. i'm slightly out of touch. i don't know if taylor swift name checks titus andronicus. you should follow her more closely. # it was titus andronicus, titus andronicus, # titus andronicus in my pool. # titus andronicus, titus andronicus wearing a snorkel in my pool.# people like noel coward, cole porter and gershwin, they were people where the words really mattered. we look to those people as an inspiration just to really, really focus on the lyrics. some people will feel you're in character.
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we're just around the corner from gilbert and george, who i'm sure you're familiar with. are you a bit like the gilbert and george of pop? we like them and their art a lot. there's no separation between the perception of them and also what they're doing. i think, in that sense, we're similar. brothers with a very singular view of the world, russell and ron have produced a long and inimitable discography. just don't call them quirky. i think the term "quirky" is really lazy to impose that term. it's just too easy to say that about someone, about sparks. so, you know, ithink there are more nuances to what we do. even at the very beginning, when we were playing with bands
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in los angeles before we moved to britain that were sincere in the wrong kind of way, we felt. earnest. very revelatory of their personal ideas through the music. we thought, you don't have to be that direct and having it couched in humour sometimes, you're running the risk of people thinking you're a comedy band. we always try to have another subtext to the lyrics where it isn't just funny but there's another level it can be taken on. # edith piaf said it better than me. #je ne regrette rien. # pretty song, but not intended for me. # time to put some muzak on. # edith piaf said it better.# stephen smith with sparks 40 years on.
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they haven't changed very much, have they? that's it for tonight. we leave you with this key marketing question. if you saw a self—driving car on your street, would you run away screaming in terror, take a photo of it for facebook, orjust play it cool and pretend it wasn't there? virginia tech transportation institute decided they needed to know the answer. but, as they didn't actually have a self—driving car to test with, they had to improvise. goodnight. throw your arms around me by hunters and collectors plays hello there. it is quite went out there at the moment, particularly there at the moment, particularly the central and southern parts of
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the central and southern parts of the country with a weather front sinking southwards. that will gradually peter out as the night wears on with some heavy bursts currently. remnants by the time it reaches the south—east was a publisher hours and the sky turns chilly behind it across the north of the uk. by the time we reach the end of the night, central southern areas are also chilly. lower than that in the countryside, and we could have some listen for patches developing. ridge of high pressure building in for tuesday. this weather front continues to slip away. that is the one bringing the rain at the moment. there could be a few showers across the coast of the south—east first thing that most places starting fine and dry with the chilly start and there will also be mist and foreground. some fog would be quite dense and parts of central and southern england through cheshire and it will lift into low cloud and eventually break up. a good deal of sunshine around wales, northern england in towards scotland as well, possibly eased in northern ireland. further west of weather front coming
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in off the atlantic service guys here will be turning cloudy quite quickly through the day. the bulk of it looks fine and dry to light when ana it looks fine and dry to light when an a chilly start to feel the cloud bubbling up from time to time. made in isolated shower, but mostly it should stay dry. the sun is still quite strong, highs of 17 or 18. it isa quite strong, highs of 17 or 18. it is a short lived ridge of high pressure, this weather system will slowly make inroads through the course of wednesday. ahead of it, some mild airand course of wednesday. ahead of it, some mild air and pressure will scoop up. from midweek onwards it will continue to import this mild air. when you have the sunshine, feeling quite pleasant to settle, southern and eastern parts of the country were as northern ireland and much of scotland and north—west england and wales in the south—west will be turning wet and picking up to be quite heavy. 18, 19 degrees across the south—east, fresher than that south—west. this weather front becomes invigorated and heavy rain for south—west england to wales, it
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could be concerned about how much rain falls across the south—west by the end of thursday. just a great outlet into the caribbean. hurricane maria has strengthened into a category four stormed to it is ploughing through martinique at the moment and will spread north and north—west towards the direction of puerto rican. it could maintain its strength is a major hurricanes and we could see damage here. stay tuned to all the latest on our website. this is newsday on the bbc. i i'm rico hizon in singapore. 0ur this is newsday on the bbc. i i'm rico hizon in singapore. our top stories. 2 million malnourished children in a rapidly growing cholera epidemic. a special report from inside yemen where the world ‘s worst humanitarian disaster continues. since we got here, people keep coming up to us that case after case of sylvia lee malnourished children. it's clear the situation here has got a whole lot worse. —— severely. the us president prepares
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