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tonight at ten... jeremy corbyn says labour is now the party of the centre ground and is on the threshold of power. in his speech to the annual conference in brighton, mr corbyn said a labour government would tackle inequality, scrap tuition fees in england and put new controls on private rents. we've come this journey not to let you down, because we listen to you, because we believe in you. labourcan and labour will deliver a britain for the many and not the few. after the speech the delegates seemed to share the leader's confidence in labour's prospect of gaining power. he was absolutely brilliant. he was so passionate. he was fantastic, really good, really emotional and inspirational. can't wait to get out of there and campaign for labour. we'll have reaction to the speech, and we'll be discussing mr corbyn‘s plan to impose rent controls. and we will ask how united labour
really is. also tonight... in belfast, thousands ofjobs at risk at bombardier as the americans impose huge tariffs. the prime minister says she's bitterly disappointed. we're very clear about the importance of bombardier, about the importance of those jobs in northern ireland, and we're doing everything we can to ensure we can see thosejobs being guaranteed into the future. a man has died after armed police opened fire on a car near bristol. an official inquiry has been launched. more problems for ryanair. flight cancellations will go on until march, 400,000 more passengers will be affected. and ben stokes is picked for the ashes tour to australia — despite his arrest and despite breaking a finger earlier this week. and coming up in sportsday on bbc news, romelu lukaku puts united in control of their champions league fixture against cska moscow. we'll have news of celtic and chelsea as well. good evening.
jeremy corbyn told the labour conference in brighton that the party now occupies the political centre ground and is on the threshold of power. he offered voters the prospect of a labour government determined to tackle inequality, to scrap tuition fees in england and to impose new controls on private rents. he insisted labour was better placed to manage the brexit process and accused theresa may of presiding over a "coalition of conservative chaos." our first report tonight on mr corbyn‘s speech is by our political editor, laura kuenssberg. no need to hesitate any more. the leader of the labour party, jeremy corbyn. he knows he'll walk out to rapture. every time his fans make his entrance.
# 0h, jeremy corbyn #. two minutes and 32 seconds of chanting and applause, is adoration and belief. conference, thank you so much for that wonderful welcome and this incredible feeling and spirit and unity and love and affection we have here. he's much more than a contender now. against all predictions, injune we won the largest increase in the labour vote since 1945. cheering and applause. and achieved labour's best vote for a generation. it's a result which has put the tories on notice and labour on the threshold of power. cheering and applause. after tensions round the edges of conference, he demanded that any political abuse done in his name comes to an end.
but there were boos for the tories deal with the dup, and sharp words from him on their record. this coalition of chaos is no joke, just look at the record since the conservatives have been in office. nhs waiting lists lengthening. school class sizes growing and teachers leaving. 0ver four million children now living in poverty. and condemned by the united nations for violating the rights of disabled people. applause. that's not strong and stable, it's callous and it's calculating. 0n the challenge of brexit, the party's top brass has settled on a broad position thatjust about contains the pa rty‘s differences. one thing needs to be made clear straightaway,
three million european union citizens currently living and working in britain are welcome here. so theresa may, please, if you're watching, i'm sure you are... laughter. ..give them the full guarantees these deserve today. if you don't, we will when we're in government. cheering and applause. he repeated labour's promise to cap rents and promised council tenants the chance to stop redevelopment in their area, and to stay in their homes if it happens. rent controls exist in many cities across the world and i want our cities to have those powers too and tenants to have those protections. applause. no social cleansing, no jacking up of rents, no exorbitant ground rents. but then the man, who was considered on the fringes of his own party for years, made his bravest claim —
that you have moved. the public sentiments and belief now align with him. conference, it's often said elections can only be won from the centre ground. laughter. in a way, that's not wrong, so long as it's clear that the political centre of gravity isn't fixed or unmovable. applause. a new consensus is emerging from the great economic crash and the years of austerity to when people started to find a political voice for their hopes for something different and something better. applause. 2017 may be the year when politics finally caught up with the crash of 2008. applause. that's the real centre of gravity in politics. we are now the political mainstream.
yes. applause. labour can and labour will deliver a britain for the many, not the few! cheering and applause. newjubilation with some of the old songs. # the people's flag is deepest red. # it shrouded oft our martyred dead #. i think that's one of the seminal moments in the history of the labour party. it was absolutely inspirational. what about the family? what did you think about it? i thought it was wonderful. fantastic. it's many years since a political speech has made people feel like this. jeremy corbyn has changed and labour has changed. after two years of nearly constant bickering, the leader is now in total control, sustained by the hopes of his legions of supporters. yet, even inside this
bubble of confidence, at the top of the party, there is an awareness they can't count on that forever or rely on the excitement you can see and feel here in brighton sending him to number ten. a huge job still to carry that feeling to every corner. ground shifts, yes, the country's edges are forever moving, but it is for you, not any politician, to draw the lines. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, brighton. laura is here with me, along with our home editor, mark easton. market, can we start on one of the important policies talked about today. your thoughts on the importance of mr corbyn‘s thinking on social housing? the big statement people will pick out his rent control committee to be popular with millions of people struggling,
frankly, to pay the rent. there are two kinds of control, in one u casper ruud level of rent and most economists would argue that has a detrimental effect on the quality of housing you can actually produce —— one where you cap the level of rent. 0ne swedish economist said it is the best way to destroy a city, apart from bombing. but the labour idea is to cap the amount you can increase rent to inflation orjust below. there are examples of successful regulation, but you do too little and it is ineffective, too much and it is counter—productive. most people who pay rents will like it, after decades of being ignored by politicians housing is a key issue. it is not just politicians housing is a key issue. it is notjust whether the children upper—middle classes can afford a home, after grant for the focus is on whether millions of people who struggled to pay the rent, and the conservatives announced a top to
bottom review of social housing last week, today labour promised sweeping changes to social housing, but the housing policy road is paved with good intentions and achieving real change is much harder. laura, over last couple of years we have spoken about divisions within labour, but some people say look how united we are, as delegates told us. how deep is unity? about the divisions have not completely disappeared but the public psychodramas we have seen our row before now. jeremy corbyn is in charge because of the progress he made in the election, he has earned his position at the top and his critics are silent for now. the progress they made in the election has also allowed him to publicly make the claim that his team have believed for some time that his version of labour politics is now the mainstream, ideas like huge renationalisation is, a much bigger state, much bigger interventions into housing are what the public
wants, that is what they deeply believe. but the crash, a long time ago now, has changed the country so much that instead of the labour party having to move to the middle to meet people, people are moving to the left to meet mr corbyn where he is. if you like, the labour orthodoxy has been completely turned upside down by his politics and they believe the middle, what ed miliband called the squeezed middle and tony blair called the centre ground, they really believe this has moved. the buzzin really believe this has moved. the buzz in brighton, the really tangible excitement, suggests that could keep growing, the fizzing could keep growing, the fizzing could spread across the country, but thatis could spread across the country, but that is a gamble, because that analysis may not prove correct. the next general election might not be for five years, that is a long time to keep growing this kind of movement at such a pace. politics is in sucha movement at such a pace. politics is in such a volatile stage right now,
there is plenty we do not know about yet that could stop them in their tracks. thank you, laura and mark. the prime minister says she's "bitterly disappointed" by the decision of the us authorities to impose a tariff of up to 220% on jets made by the firm bombardier which employs thousands of people in northern ireland. the tariff was imposed following a claim by its rival boeing. in northern ireland, the dup — whose support is essential to the conservatives at westminster — said they'd received an assurance that mrs may would fight to secure localjobs. our business editor, simonjack, has the latest. thousands ofjobs at northern ireland's biggest manufacturing employer could go if us rival boeing succeeds in having tariffs of 220% imposed on bombardier planes sold in the us. leaving the belfast plant today, workers were understandably concerned. yeah, there is worry there, a general worry from everybody. yeah, we weren't expecting 220%, to be honest. it's all up in the air, so it is.
it is what it is, we can't do anything about it, you know? very disappointed, yes. i think they're being bullies about it. no doubt about it. archive: if the planes achieve the expected demand, it means a lot of employment in ulster. the aerospace industry has a long history in belfast. formerly known as short brothers, it's been here since 1948 and, to this day, it remains a huge part of northern ireland's economy. last year, it paid £158 million in wages. it accounts for over 8% of all northern ireland's exports and it sources parts and services from 800 companies in the uk and ireland. the whole future of this plant here in belfast is designed around the success of the plane onto which these wings will be attached. so any threat to the c series plane programme is a direct threat to potentially thousands ofjobs here in belfast. boeing has a powerful cheerleader. companies that receive subsidies and use them to sell cheaply in the us,
as boeing claims in this case, are the enemy of president trump's america first policy. in belfast today the defence secretary, michael fallon, said future defence contract with boeing could bejeopardised and tonight theresa may echoed that warning. we have had a long—term partnership with boeing, worked with boeing over the years, and i think this is no way to operate in terms of such a long—term partnership, and i say that that long—term partnership is being undermined by this behaviour by boeing. the plant itself is in a constituency held by the dup, which the government relies on to pass laws, so it's getting westminster‘s full attention. the prime minister, on our behalf, has raised this issue with president trump and prime minister trudeau. so at the very highest level we've been emphasising how important this is. thousands ofjobs depend on this, hundreds of millions of pounds in terms of the northern ireland economy. there's a long way to go in this increasingly acrimonious journey, a second ruling will be made in february next year and even
that can be appealed. northern ireland is caught in the crossfire of a dispute between canada and the united states. remember, they are each other‘s biggest trading partners and have a trade deal. as the uk seeks to find new trade friends, it's a useful reminder that even special relationships can sour. simonjack, bbc news, belfast. in bristol, police officers who shot dead a driver this morning near the m5 say they were responding to reports that he was carrying a gun. witnesses have described hearing up to ten shots being fired by officers after the car was stopped. the shooting happened near portishead. avon and somerset police say they have informed the independent police complaints commission, who are now investigating, as our correspondentjon kay tells us. morning rush—hour and a shooting
involving armed police. the red car has a handgun on the roof, bullet holes in the rear window and there's shattered glass on the ground. eyewitnesses described the vehicle being surrounded by marked and unmarked police cars and then officers firing inside. first i thought that it was just someone getting turned around or something in the road. i looked downed and i looked up, five, six shots fired, and the officers standing there. through the window, the window was all smashed and then they dragged him from the vehicle. as i drove back later, i could see there was a helicopter that had landed, and then that road was completely closed off. it was chaos. theyjust got out of the air ambulance, ran to what was a red car, with two cars behind. it didn't look like a crash scene. we thought somebody had been obviously ta ken ill. didn't think they'd been shot. avon and somerset police confirmed the operation on the outskirts
of bristol was not terror related. they said officers were responding to calls from concerned members of the public who'd reported seeing a man with handgun driving on the m5. it's claimed he'd threatened another motorist. when the car left the motorway at portishead, the force said officers stopped it and shots were fired. avon and somerset police have voluntarily referred what happened here to the independent police complaints commission and they have officers here right now surveying the scene and trying to analyse what's gone on. the ipcc said tonight that a nonpolice firearm was found at the scene and one expert has told bbc news that the gun on top of the car did not appear to be a police weapon. as part of its investigation, the ipcc will check any video footage from cameras the officers may have been wearing and they're asking any witnesses with dash cam footage to make it available. jon kay, bbc news, portishead. 11 men have been arrested across england and wales on suspicion of belonging to the banned neo—nazi six of them, all from the north—west
of england, are alleged to have been group national action. six of them, all from the north—west of england, are alleged to have been involved in preparation of acts of terrorism. the ministry of defence said there were no current or former members of the armed forces among them. our home affairs correspondent, daniel sandford, has the story. raided this morning by counter—terrorism police, the warrington home of a former activist from the extreme right group national action. one of 11 addresses across england and wales searched today. it's the home of christopher lythgoe who, along with five other men from north—west england, is suspected of still being a national action member and making what police called "significant threats" to individuals. in garforth, in leeds, a bomb disposal van arrived at the address of another suspect who'd been involved in national action before it was listed as a terrorist group. he's ashley bell who, along with four men from west yorkshire, wiltshire and swansea, is being held on suspicion of being a member
of a banned organisation. although the arrests were the product of two separate investigations, they're all part of a national operation against suspected national action supporters by counter—terrorism police. it became illegal to be a member of national action last december when the home secretary, amber rudd, listed it as a terrorist organisation. the home office says it is virulently racist, anti—semitic and homophobic, that it rejects democracy and celebrated the killing ofjo cox mp last year. before its ban, national action had been most active in northern cities, staging provocative, but small demonstrations with openly nazi themes and posting videos online. its most prominent former members have been much less public since then, but several of them were arrested today, suggesting detectives believe the organisation has just gone underground. two weeks ago, three other men
were charged with being members of the banned group, including two who were serving soldiers. daniel sandford, bbc news, at the home office. a brief look at some of the day's other news stories. merseyside police are looking for a man who walked into a nursery school this morning carrying what looked like a gun. he is believed to have entered the childsplay nursery in the wavertree area of liverpool before leaving with a second man on a motorbike. measles has been eliminated in the uk, according to the world health organisation. a disease is defined as having been eliminated if it hasn't spread freely for at least three years. but health officials have also warned against complacency, saying that large outbreaks are still evident elsewhere in europe. lady lucan, the widow of lord lucan, has been found dead at her home in london. she was one of the last people to see her husband alive before he disappeared shortly after their nanny was murdered in 197a. police say that they're not treating
lady lucan‘s death as suspicious. ryanair has announced more cancellations over the winter months which will more than double the number of passengers affected. last week the airline grounded around 2,000 flights until the end of october. now it says it's cancelling another 18,000 from november to march. the airline denies it is struggling to retain pilots. 0ur transport correspondent, richard westcott, is at ryanair‘s base at stansted airport, in essex. just really thinking about many, many passengers and potential passengers out there, richard, and what they make of this? yes. lots more people getting an email today thef might have thought it was bad enough last week, when out of the blue 300,000 people were basically told they had to change their plans because ryanair told they had to change their plans because rya nair had told they had to change their plans because ryanair had messed up their holiday rotas they didn't have enough crew to fly the aircraft on the necessary flights, so they had to cancel 2,000 flights. well today, again, out of the blue, 400,000
extra people, between now and march, will have their flights cancelled as well. why? because ryanair says this is the only way that they can guarantee, not just this is the only way that they can guarantee, notjust this winter, but next summer as well there aren't going to be any further cancellations. they are having to ta ke 25 cancellations. they are having to take 25 aircraft effectively out of circulation between now and march so they can catch up weapon all their holiday rotas. there's been another interesting twist tonight in this. the regulator, the caa, has effectively warned ryanair it could face legal action because it is saying it's misleading passengers on what their rights are when they've had theirflights what their rights are when they've had their flights cancelled. they are saying ryanair is obliged under eu law to book people on to flights with other airlines, for example, if they can't provide a flight that gets that person back in time. it's suggesting that rya nair gets that person back in time. it's suggesting that ryanair isn't doing it and isn't telling people well enough about how much money they could get back in compensation, that kind of thing. what happens next?
well, normally in thesishing ises the airline makes quick changes and the airline makes quick changes and the regulator backs off. if that doesn't happen, ryanair could be taken to court and they could face a fine. richard, again, thank you very much for latest there on the ryanair story. richard westcott, at sta nsted. the authorities in ukraine evacuated more than 30,000 people from a central region of the country after a huge arms depot storing missiles caught fire. the blaze set off a series of explosions and sent thousands of shells into the sky, high above the military base. the authorities in kiev called it an "act of sabotage." there have been celebrations tonight as results from the independence referendum in iraqi kurdistan
were announced, they show a 92% vote in favour. the iraqi government is preparing to block all flights to the region in protest and says it will not recognise the result. the latest reports from bangladesh indicate that nearly half a million rohingya muslims have arrived there since august, fleeing violence in mainly buddhist myanmar, the country formally known as burma. this latest crisis was sparked when rohingya militants in rakhine state launched attacks on burmese security forces, but the rohingya say they've suffered persecution for decades. 0ur correspondent, jonathan head, has been to the town where the attacks took place to find out more about those responisble and he has spoken to one man who claims to have been directly involved. this is where desperate rohingyas started fighting back, this town in rakhine state. now a smoking ruin, its muslim population, gone. for years, rohingyas have endured discrimination, abuses and confinement to squalid camps. against the government.
that's now changed. a burmese police officer showed me where hundreds of men, carrying only machetes and petrol bombs, stormed towards the police station in the town. they were easily driven off, he said, and many of them killed. shortly afterwards, the self—styled leader of the group, calling itself the arakan rohingya salvation army, published a video. rohingyas, he said, now had no choice but to take up arms. over in bangladesh, i went to see one of the thousands who'd answered his call. we met discreetly in a quiet corner. he described how his commander, his amir he called him, had come four years ago and had started taking the young men to the hills for training — forjihad, he said. 0n the 25th august, the arsa attacks began and the army immediately struck back.
he heard shooting, he said, and saw houses being set alight. what followed can only be described as suicidal charges by the rohingyas. translation: the army surrounded our villages. the people had no weapons. 0uramirsaid, "you're going to die anyway, so you should die for the cause and be martyred." so we picked up bamboo sticks, even old men and teenagers, and started fighting them. and then the army was shooting at us. what we've found, as we've spoken to refugees here in bangladesh, is pretty wide sympathy for the arsa militants, especially among younger men, because it's the first group that actually tried to fight back against the burmese military, but there are others here who are angry with the militants for bringing all of this trouble onto them. don't forget, there are victims of arsa as well. in this community on the coast, there's a mix of old and recently arrived refugees. after friday prayers, i talked to some of them about arsa, had it done them any good,
i wondered. "i think they acted for our benefit," said this young man, but they were not strong enough to fight the myanmar government." they complained of the many abuses by the burmese military. "at least the militants tried to stand up for us," they said. but then this woman accused arsa of killing and beating other muslims. "and how can they fight without enough guns or ammunition? she asks. bangladesh has accepted these refugees, but its security forces are uneasy. in this sea of human need, a radicalised movement has taken root, ready to risk all in its unequal struggle against the burmese military. and for internationaljihadist groups, there is here, perhaps, a new recruiting ground. jonathan head, bbc news,
southern bangladesh. in tonight's champions league football, celtic secured their first win in 16 european ties with a 3—0 win over anderlecht. there was also a comfortable 4—i victory for manchester united away to cska moscow. it was far closer for chelsea, though, who had to wait until the 94th minute for substitute michy batshuayi to tap home their injury—time winner against atletico madrid. the final score in spain, 2—i. ben stokes has been included in england's ashes squad to tour australia this winter despite being arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm outside a nightclub in bristol and despite having a broken finger. the all—rounder has also kept his role as vice—captain. 0ur sports correspondent, joe wilson, reports.
england had to play at the oval today without ben stokes, but they want him in australia. england named their squad for the ashes, showed their hand — in ben stokes' case, fractured. england hope it will heal by november, but then there's a criminal investigation after his arrest and england's own disciplinary inquiries. it is never a good thing to have to deal with these situations, for me to be in front of a tv camera, for the guys to have to go out and play and perform with things like this hanging over their heads. so, you know, we do need to ask ourselves some questions. but is it down to stokes to change his own behaviour? he's not in a different level and he's got to look himself in the mirror, no—one else. what you need when you go to australia is a clear, kind of, run through of exactly what's happening. there's issues with the side, they're not too sure what their best team is, there's now issues with their best player. you know, ithink, in terms of everything that could possibly go wrong leading into an ashes series, it's pretty much up there. dealing with wildcards has always been a captain's job, it was in david gower‘s day. you want ben stokes on that tour.
he's the sort of character who, basically, inspires a side. he's your pivot. well, there are some new names in the ashes squad, ben foakes is the backup wicket keeper. england gamble on two batsmen, james vince and gary ballance, who've tried and struggled before. there are two new bowlers, craig 0verton and spinner mason crane, who's just 20. well 10,000 miles from the oval floodlights, guess what, in australia — surprise, surprise — confident predictions of a 5—0 ashes series victory have truly begun. australia's captain, steve smith, everything designed to give the impression that australia are ready. joe wilson, bbc news, south london. newsnight is coming up on bbc two, here's emily. tonight, after weeks of investigation, we bring you the most comprehensive account yet of the people who made their escape from floor 21 of g re nfell tower.