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police think the most likely explanation is that he climbed into a waste bin and was accidentally crushed when the rubbish was collected. ouraim, our aim, throughout this investigation, has to be to find him and find the answers to his family about what happened to him. and sadly, we are at the point now where we haven't been able to find him and we haven't been able to find him and we haven't been able to find him and we have reached a conclusion in the investigation and an understanding of what we think is most likely to have happened, and that is that he was in the bin that was collected from the horseshoe on the night he went missing and it has been taken into the waste process and probably on to landfill somewhere. the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has announced plans to go to telford in the next few months, to hear evidence from victims and survivors in the area. the announcement comes after reports that vulnerable teenagers have been targeted in the town since the 1980s, and claims
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that it is still happening. that's a summary of the news. newsday is coming up at midnight. now on bbc news, it's time for newsnight with emily maitlis. tonight, hundreds protest anti—semitism in parts of the labour party. we're talking brexit with tony blair but first we ask him if he thinks the current labour leadership has done enough to solve the problem of anti—semitism. it's got beyond the stage where words will solve this. he's going to have to show he understands the issue and that he is prepared to act on it. jeremy corbyn writes a letter of apology — we hearfrom a member of his top team. do you accept that it has been very badly handled for far too long? i think there have been flaws, i think
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we have not done this as quickly as we should, and my colleagues have got that message across loud and clear. we'll ask labour's louise ellman if it's loud and clear enough. 21 countries expel russian officials from their shores. even the cold war never produced a single day's expulsion on this scale. russian intelligence has been cut deep on both sides of the atlantic. and we look at how to win like an australian at the gentleman's game. cricket fans around the world are appalled by this scandal, and the skipper has made steve smith synonymous with performing shabbily on television. good evening. hundreds of people gathered in parliament square earlier to protest against anti—semitism within parts of the labour party. this afternoon, its leader, jeremy corbyn, apologised for the pain which has been caused
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tojewish members of the party and the widerjewish community, and described himself as a militant opponent of anti—semitism. in a letter to the board of deputies and jewish leadership council, he acknowledged that the party had been too slow to process some claims after he was criticised for failing to tackle it consistently or effectively enough. earlier, the former prime minister tony blair told this programme he did not think jeremy corbyn was anti—semitic but believed neither corbyn nor the people around him had understood the seriousness of the problem that faced labour. in a moment, we will hear from a key member of jeremy corbyn‘s shadow cabinet. first, our political editor, nick watt, has this report. angry, defiant and determined. they gathered in the shadow of parliament to express fury at anti—semitism in the labour party. i tell you that anti—semitism
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is very real and alive in the labour party. and thejewish labour movement is proud, a 125 year proud 125—year history with the labou party, it pains me to stand before you and say that today. in the warm glow of a spring evening, britain's jewish community organised an unprecedented protests against the leader of the official opposition after accusing jeremy corbyn of siding with anti—semites. i'm not hurt, i'm absolutely wild that this should happen in this country, the country i love. i think it's important people are having this conversation now because it is something that's been going on for years, i guess. i can't see how any members of our nearly 300,0000 community can
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bring themselves to vote labour anymore. the board of deputies and the jewish leadership council acted after the labour leader appeared to take the side of a graffiti artist who had painted the mural widely regarded a anti—semitic. in 2012, jeremy corbyn posted a facebook comment supporting a man in the campaign to stop the whitewashing of his mural. last year it emerged jeremy corbyn was the member of two pro—palestinian facebook groups, some of whose members posted posted anti—semitic comments. on friday, the labour mp luciana berger asked jeremy corbyn for an explanation of his views about the mural after she noticed it on her twitter timeline. later that afternoon, jeremy corbyn released a statement saying he had defended the mural on the grounds of free speech but that it was offensive, anti—semitic, and it was right that it had been removed.
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after criticism from labour mps, jeremy corbyn released a second statement in which he expressed regret not looking more closely at the mural which he described as deeply disturbing and anti—semitic. so warm support for the labour mps who address this rally in parliament square, but real anger withjeremy corbyn, even after he declared himself as a militant opponent of anti—semitism. this was britain'sjewish community and their supporters making it clear they are rallying behind one simple message. enough is enough. one adviser to a labour frontbencher turned up to register her unease. i don't believe jeremy is anti—semitic, i believe he's surrounded by those who are. he has to be brave and forthright and deal with the issue, take the bull by the horns and remove those in th party that are anti—semitic. if you are jewis, h
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you know the difference between anti—semitic and those who have an issue with the foreign policy in israel. one labour frontbencher suggested his leader had acted just in time. i genuinely believe jeremy was drawn into politics because he was an anti—racist to his absolute core, that he hates anti—semitism, and now he's the leader of the party, he has the chance to ensure everyone hears that voice that he has given us today, that there is no place for anti—semitism in the labour party, there will be no place for it, you cannot be an anti—semite and carry a labour party membership card. those things are incompatible. some supporters ofjeremy corbyn believe he's a victim of a witch—hunt. our concerns is their is an unjust process
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going on that people are accused of anti—semitism without being allowed to show the evidence and assess the evidence. there's also been this continuous campaign since corbyn became leader that anti—semitism is rampant in the labour party. as you know, and i am a jew, there is some by campaign against anti—semitism discovered the majority of anti—semitism is occurring on the far right. we hear very little about that. jeremy corbyn hopes to win over the protesters by describing himself as a militant opponent of anti—semitism, but as they dispersed into the balmy evening air, many appear to be unmoved. nick watt there. labour's transport secretary is andy mcdonnell. i spoke to him this evening and asked if he found it shameful that the labour party and its leaders were the subject of a protest from the mainstream jewish community. it's really disappointing
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that we have had that protest, but i think i'm more reassured about the response from jeremy and the determination to take on anti—semitism head—on and weed it out of our party. you find it disappointing — why was the protest disappointing? well, people have got to express their views, that is absolutely acceptable, but it's disappointing that we've got in this situation. that is very unfortunate that we are at this particular point, that is what i'm trying to communicate to you. you make it sound like you don't understand why the party is in this place. well, no, ido, iunderstand entirely why the party is in this place, and that is why i'm pleased that we are getting to grips with this and really taking it on head—on. you know, some of the complaints about anti—semitism in the party have been far too long in the investigation, we've got to deal with these issues, and jeremy has written to the board of deputies and explained how sorry
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he is for the hurt that been caused, so that is not in any doubt. let's go through all those, then. do you agree that the disciplinary process itself is woeful for dealing with these complaints? well, we've heard not that long ago, today, just where we are with that process, and that is not acceptable. how many reports have you received, then? well, it was announced to us in some detail at the parliamentary labour party tonight, but i haven't got that detail in front of me. you don't know how many complaints you've had ? no, because i'vejust heard it a few short minutes ago. do you know how many the party has actually dealt with successfully? i can't give you the number accurately, emily, but it is a matter of record, and i am sure... the point is that these processes has have been far too slow, and we've got a new general secretary, and i think that is going to be top of her agenda, to address this issue, because people have quite legitimately said, "this isn't good enough," and i hear that absolutely clearly. let's get onto the solutions, then.
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thejewish community has recommended an independent body to perform an audit of the disciplinary process, an accompanying process so that all the complaints that have been ignored in the past can be sent through — would you back that? well, there has been an invitation for an early meeting with the board of deputies and thejewish leadership council, and that is going to happen imminently, so... why do you need that? you heard what they're recommending. well, let's have that discussion. there is an open invitation, jeremy has made that early doors to say, "please, come in, let's have that conversation," and surely that's something that can be right at the top of that agenda. a lot of people will be wincing at that phrase, "early doors," because you know that this has been going on for a long time. you know that in 2016 the report into your own party by shami chakrabarti said there are elements of the labour party which are institutionally anti—semitic — "the failure of the labour party to deal consistently and effectively with anti—semitic incidents in recent years risks lending force to allegations that elements of the labour party are institutionally anti—semitic."
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that was 2016, the mural comments came from 2012 — this didn't happen yesterday. no, you're absolutely right, it hasn't, and we are acknowledging that this has got to be done infinitely better than has been the case that far. that is whyjeremy is saying that in words of one syllable, he's apologising for the hurt, he's acknowledging the offence that has been caused and wants to deal... he's done more than that, actually, he says he won't tolerate any form of anti—semitism, he's going to redouble his efforts, and he is committed to eliminating any anti—semitism that exists, so let me take your leader at his words — what does that mean? when you hearjewish community figures saying they need to heed the explicit concerns about anti—semitic discourse, for example set out the immediate expulsion for those using zionist or zionism as a pejorative term — will that be done? well, we've set that out, and shami set that out in her report, and we've got to make sure that it's properly implemented.
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that was two years ago. we've got to make sure that the processes are speeded up, we've got to make sure that there's training right across the party. it's not an insignificant matter to say that that is an urgent need that needs to be addressed. immediate expulsion for those indulging in anti—semitic conspiracy theories or making nazi comparisons. well, there are processes available to the general secretary to bring about immediate suspensions of people. that can be an executive decision, and that has happened. there are suspensions that have been going on for two years. yeah, but at the end of the day people do need to have some sense of due process, but it's quite clear when people express themselves in that heinous way, it's almost beyond doubt that the exit door will be shown to them. does ken livingstone need due process now? well, he is subject to due process,
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and i'm not going to sit here and sit in judgment on each and every individual case. how long does it take, though? he's been suspended from the party, and he's not been expelled. everybody‘s entitled to due process in those circumstances... all i'm asking is how long it takes? well, it's taking too long, and we're acknowledging that that's the case, emily. we're saying very clearly that that process has to be speeded up. why was len mccluskey, then, just last september, telling me it was all mood music? he's the head of unite union. well, i wasn't party to that conversation. you heard the comments. you're asking me... you heard the comments, they were widely reported — he called it mood music. well, i think to try to dilute the enormity of this issue is the wrong response from wherever it would come. i'm trying to make abundantly clear that this is taken very, very seriously, and we want to have that direct response to genuine concerns that people raise, and they will be dealt with. jeremy corbyn is a member of three
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facebook groups that are drenched in anti—jewish imagery. one commentator put it like this — "it's as if he's standing knee—deep in a sewer and he hasn't even noticed the stench." well, you're asking me... clearly, if that is the case, i don't know about those facebook entries, jeremy is absolutely standing by thejewish community and saying we're going to drive anti—semitism out of the party, root it out of our society. he couldn't be clearer in his attitude towards this issue. as you saw earlier, this issue was played out today in that protest at parliament and at what sounds like a heated meeting of the parliamentary labour party. louise ellman was at both. she's also a former chair of the labourjewish movement. she's with me now. this give me a sense, a flavour, first of all, of the plp, we didn't see inside that, what was your sense of that? there was a lot of concern expressed in the plp at the stake —— state the labour party has now reached. it's absolutely unprecedented for the mainstream jewish community to feel they have to take to the streets to protest
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against anti—semitism in a major political party. do you sense now, because of what's happened in the last 2a hours, that we're at a turning point and the party is at a place where it can get to grips with it? jeremy seems to have had a great difficulty in recognising left anti—semitism, he understands it from the right, but not left—wing anti—semitism, and the test now is about what he will actually do. what he must do it immediately is to tell his supporters to stop making allegations of anti—semitism or smears against his leadership. they must put a stop to that immediately, and then he must make sure that all those outstanding cases of anti—semitism that have not been heard through the labour party are acted on quickly. do you think they really believe it? maybe they do believe it. it's not clear thatjeremy will act on what he is saying... sorry, what i mean is that his
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supporters do think this is part of a concerted smear against him. how does the labour party convince those in the wider labour movement that that is not so? well, if people do have genuinely anti—semitic views, they should have no place in the labour party, and if some of those people are in the labour party and are saying what they are claiming in the name ofjeremy corbyn, he should tell them to stop and renounce them, —— denounce them, and if he does that immediately, it will make a change in the atmosphere and perhaps start to restore some trust. you have spoken about your own experiences within the labour party and you have said you think anti—semitism has become stronger in labour underjeremy corbyn — why? jeremy has not recognised left—wing anti—semitism, and anti—semitism has always existed on the left as well as the right, and sincejeremy has been leader, i think that people in the party
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who harbour anti—semitic thoughts are felt much safer in expressing them, and other people who have not been in the labour party feel that they now have a much safer environment in which they can express anti—semitism, or act in that way, and that is very sad, completely unacceptable, and i hopejeremy will put a stop to it now. and how can you be sure this won't backfire, that people won't say this is red turning on red, people like you causing problems again when you should be, as a party, trying to get the tories out? it's about the values of the labour party and what we are all about. the labour party is anti—racist and it is against anti—semitism, but for that to be meaningful, the party has to act against racism and anti—semitism, no more turning of a blind eye, no more refusing to acknowledge anti—semitism on the left as well as on the right. louise ellman, thank you very much. tony blair has told this programme that there is a significant possibility brexit won't happen.
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speaking ahead of the one—year anniversary of the triggering article 50, and ahead of a major speech this evening, he told newsnight parliament should insist on a meaningful vote to allow people to know what they're voting on before we leave the eu. he suggested the government would try and fudge it before march 2019, and that without a further vote for parliament on the substance of brexit, the uk would be in a much weaker negotiating position. i asked him why he was asking for mps to be given a free vote on the brexit deal. this is the most important decision this country has taken since the second world war. we now know there are many different versions of brexit. what i'm saying is the role of parliament is crucial here because mps have got to insist first that we know the precise terms of the new relationship with europe before we exit in march 2019, and secondly, that since this thing has changed so much sincejune 2016 and since they're there
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are all these different versions of brexit, once the government negotiate a final version of brexit, it's right that mps have their say, but then it's right also that the people have their say. you're calling it a continuation of the decision—making process, but it will look to many like you're just trying to sell a second chance at the vote. this is why it's so important, i think, that we define what the will of the people is. the will of the people is undoubtedly to leave the european union and the government was given a mandate to negotiate the terms, but what's become apparent since june 2016 is that we know a lot more about the situation now than we did then. but also, even within the government itself and within the cabinet, there are different versions of brexit. one version of brexit keeps us close to europe and closely aligned to europe, another is a clean break from europe. once the government resolves the central dilemma in this negotiation and plumps for one of those two options, then that's the point
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at which you can really compare the future relationship we will have with europe with the relationship we have now. because i think the government will find it's really tough to resolve this dilemma — because there is no easy answer to it, as northern ireland shows — the risk is that we end up prior to march 2019 with a kind of fudge where the government carries on saying, well, you know, we can have our cake and eat it, we can stay close to europe and have access to the european market but still make up our own rules. because of the risk of that fudge, it's really important that mps, you know, they are the last bastion of ensuring that the people do know very clearly before we leave what it is we are leaving to. before march 2019, we have some real leverage because frankly the rest of europe don't want a chaotic withdrawal, they want to try and manage this as best they can if we're going through with it. if we fudge this before march 2019
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and then start the real negotiation, we've got no leverage in that negotiation at all. there is an irony, isn't there, of you being the one to ask for the power of parliament, reinforcing the importance of parliament? it won't be lost on people who think, you know, you were the king of the sofa government. you didn't even care about cabinet, let alone parliament itself. not true, by the way. we certainly did care about cabinet and parliament, but it's true we had a huge majority, so even in my last term we had a majority of almost 70, so it didn't matter so much. but, you know, we were never dealing with an issue like this. this is of a unique quality for the country. it's going to decide the future destiny and direction of the country for generations to come. and yet, there's this poll out today that suggests more brits prioritise leaving the eu than keeping northern ireland in the uk. you know the refrain, it's get on with it, don't need another vote, get on with it.
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the fact is, if northern ireland leaves the uk and leaves it for this reason, it would tear apart the uk, so northern ireland and resolving it in a sensible way remains really important. the key thing is to emphasise that any further say by the british people is not a rerun of 2016, it's going to be a completely different referendum with a completely different context to it. but do you actually think there is a danger with having a hard border in northern ireland? yeah, for sure, because part of the good friday agreement was that we recognised, we kept the principle of consent, the people in northern ireland remain part of the uk for as long as the majority wish it, so that was a huge concession made to unionism. but in return for that concession, it was accepted that the nationalist aspiration and identity of those people wanting a united ireland should be recognised. and one manner of recognition was that you get this open border. you said, "if we go through with brexit." in your heart, you don't think it's going to happen. i don't know.
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i mean, no, i always say to people the likelihood is that it happens, but i think there's a significant possibility it doesn't — if parliament make sure that the government can't fudge the terms of the new relationship we leave. —— before we leave. let me ask you about the claims being directed towards vote leave, about their spending just before the referendum. do you think there is a case to be made for reconsidering the result based on what you now know? i think if there were breaches of the rules, then of course they should be taken very seriously. but i actually don't think, you know, people weren't tricked into voting leave. they voted leave for reasons i completely understand. do you believe jeremy corbyn is anti—semitic? i don't believe he is personally anti—semitic, no, i don't actually. but i do believe that he and the people around him particularly do not understand the seriousness of this problem. i think up to now, at least, they haven't really got it, and i think they would be very wise to listen carefully
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to what the jewish community is saying today and to act upon it. you know, what i would urge the labour leadership to do collectively is to recognise this is a real problem. it's got beyond the stage where words will solve this. he's going to have to show that he really understands the issue, that the people around him really understand it, and that he is prepared to act on it. what will you say to people who say, of course you've always been hawkish on foreign affairs and the middle east, you are conflating two things here? what i say to that is very simple, that you can be anti the policy of any one government in israel. that's different from being anti the state of israel, anti its existence. when people are in that position, it very quickly trends across into anti—semitism. why do you think this has taken so long? i don't know, because i think there are people around him at least who don't really think this is a serious issue, and, hopefully,
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now they realise that it is. do you think what the government has done now has been the right action on russia? theresa may has been much tougher on expelling russians than, for example, you were after the death of litvinenko. i think she's basically right to do what she's doing. so i would support the government. i think it's, you know, it's important that a strong signal is sent. and i think on an issue like this, unless there is a very good reason for diverging from the government, you're best to support it on a matter of national interest, national security. is that a reference tojeremy corbyn‘s own response? no, it's not. it's just you asked me and i'm telling you. whatever the message, you know very well that when you are the messenger, there is a whole raft of people who shut down, who do not want to hear. yep, but you know, this is democracy
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so i have a right to speak and you have a right to listen. and i don't have the right to make you listen and you don't have the right to stop me speaking. and, honestly, if you care about the country and care about the direction it has, both in terms of brexit and in terms of politics, you've got a right to speak. and if people don't want to listen because of the messenger, i totally understand that, but i feel very strongly and i do actually care about the country and care about the direction it's heading in. tony blair, thank you very much. thank you. and newsnight will have a series of reports this week to mark the fact that on thursday it will be one year until the uk leaves the eu. tomorrow, katie razall will be in cornwall, catching up with voters she last spoke to before the referendum. the mass coordinated expulsion of russian diplomats across europe will be music to the ears of a prime minister who just last week called on european leaders to take the threat of putin's kremlin seriously. so far, 21 countries — including america and canada —
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have kicked out 114 russian officials. president trump confirmed that 60 russians were being expelled from america alone and that the consulate in seattle would close. in the commons this afternoon, theresa may praised the solidarity the uk was getting from partners around the world. this all, of course, in the wake of the poisoning of the former spy sergei skripal and his daughter yulia in salisbury. today, mrs may said it was possible they may never recover. well, our diplomatic editor, mark urban, joins me now. what has happened today? well, this is huge, even if you go back 47 years to what was called operation foot, when the uk expelled over 100 russian diplomats, you' have to go back that far, and even then it doesn't really —— you'd have to go back that far, and even then it doesn't really compare, so we had last week the uk's expulsion of 23, then today, these coordinated announcements, that's last week,
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coordinated announcements across europe — notjust the eu, ukraine with 13, albania, and if you look across the atlantic, 60 in america, anotherfour in canada, three more who were going to go to canada but have had their visas refused. i was talking to one senior recently departed western intelligence officer, not a brit, who was talking about that 60 in america and saying, well, whatever doubts we have had about trump, this is significant. so is this about the strength of theresa may's message last week, or something they already feared and knew about and acted on together? it is and it isn't. we heard it is highly likely, and of course all of the other european countries accept that. greece and bulgaria are not taking this kind of action, and even
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those who did act may have been taking an opportunity for counterintelligence housekeeping. in the end what it speak to is what a dreadful diplomatic position russia is in, that people do assume the worst. you cannot say copper bottomed evidence has been produced, and yet people take an opportunity to have a go when something like this comes along. thank you very much indeed. joining me from washington we have angela stent, who handled russia in george w bush's national intelligence council, and now runs georgetown university's centerfor eurasian, russian and east european studies. it is very nice to have you. in the words of mark urban, is this counterintelligence housekeeping? do you think they were due a spring clean anyway? well, i think the united states, as european countries and the uk have noticed over the past few years, a real uptake russian espionage activities
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in the us and western countries. i think yes it was partly housekeeping but i do think it was to show this unprecedented solidarity with great britain. i think in the us it's not unconnected to the russian election interference, and the continuing interference in cyber and social media sphere in the us as we face mid—term elections. that's interesting so the strong response from donald trump you think was a protest of everything else that's going on? he had to be seen to be doing it even if he didn't want to. i think he did and i think it is partly in solidarity with great britain and the other nato allies, butjust last week he came under criticism for congratulating president putin on his election and saying the us and russia should work together. there's always been this vision between him and other parts of the executive branch in the united states who have been pursuing a tougher policy towards russia, and
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now they seem to be more harmonious. how do you think the appointment ofjohn bolton as national security adviser changes that dynamic now? he has a reputation as a hawk, not only on iran and north korea but also on russia. he also said last year he doubted some of the evidence about russian election interference so i think we will have to wait and see until he's in office and untilmike pompeo, the current cia director and future secretary of state, are in office to see how that moves forward. i'm curious to find out whether you think things are ramping up. do you think this will have a significant effect on what ushered us next? we know they will retaliate in terms of the expulsions, but where this cold war goes now.
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they certainly as you say will retaliate by expelling american diplomatic personnel. they may take some more aggressive action in their neighbourhood, it is not clear. on the other hand both president putin and president trump still hold out the possibility of future cooperation. in 1986 when ronald reagan expelled 55 soviet spies from the united states and gorbachev expelled a large number of american diplomats, and yet a year later they signed a major arms control agreement. so it is really hard to predict this and what putin will do in his fourth term in office. we talked about solidarity with the uk, does this suggest to you that the us uk relationship is as strong as both sides have thought of it in the past? does it suggest britain is centre stage in this orjust that other countries fear they will be next or they are being targeted already? i think it could be a mixture of all of those things but in terms of the us uk relationship, yes i think this is a reaffirmation of the strength and importance of it, but this is within the general
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context of president trump paying less attention and being less committed to the nato alliance and working with the europeans, but this stands out as an exception to that. thanks forjoining us. when does a bit of grit in your trouser pocket land you in a major cheating scandal? when it concerns a cricket ball, it seems. the australia captain steve smith admitted his side had attempted to alter the condition of the ball during their third test defeat by south africa this weekend. the scandal broke when fielder cameron bancroft was caught on camera hiding yellow tape down his trousers. it caused a wave of outrage and disappointment in australia almost as seismic as the wave of glee heard from some quarters closer to home. australia's steve smith stood down as captain for the last days of the weekend's test match and received a one—match ban.
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he is likely to face further sanction this week but how widespread is cheating, and how easily is it done? we sent newsnight‘s steve smith to find out. what would the great australian batsman don bradman made of allegations that his countrymen had been trying to turn the ball illegally? the only turning he is doing is in his grave. cameron bancroft was caught on camera making an intimate stash of some yellow tape after rubbing the ball. cricket officials have visited the aussies‘ hotel after it emerged the incident was part of a plan hatched over lunch and known to the team's leadership group, according to captain steve smith, who has been suspended and fined.
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it's not gone down well down under. this is a whole new chapter. we don't know the details so we don't know if anybody from the leadership group stood up and said let's not do that. who was the other one? mitchell starc saying they were furious. we talk about the investigation. i think we know enough. cricket is normally so dull so it's quite exciting to finally have a scandal, but i'm also amazed anyone is so worried about the fact australians have cheated. we are convict stock, hello! and before the english mount their high horse and gallop off into the sunset, let's remember when captain mike atherton was fined for ball fiddling. when it comes to ball fiddling, all men go in for it occasionally. the rules of cricket make the brexit negotiations look as clear
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and inviting as an alpine stream, but here is a man who should know the laws on ball tampering. they're allowed to polish the ball, they're allowed to move mud from under the scene under supervision of an umpire, and dry it with a cloth. you are not allowed to apply artificial substances to it. you have to keep one side smooth and one side rough, and if you artificially make one side will offer, it will give the bowling side an advantage. pictures of australia's cameron bancroft trousering some sugar makes some wonder if he has form in the area. scandal impacts on the game. more umpires are saying i'm not going to put up with this stuff. abuse?
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abuse, language, the way the players behave between themselves, and the umpires are saying i'm not going to give up my saturday afternoon doing this. behaviour among kids is not as we'd like it to be. much of that must come from the example being set at the top level. there's no lack of concern over the state of the sport among australians, though some caution that bending rules and professional sports have often gone hand in glove. i don't think it's a high moral ground, i think it is a low cricketing ground on which all cricketers have occasionally wallowed but i know in australia it is causing massive upheaval, a shock wave has gone through the nation. the cricketers are lbw‘ed, lacerated, bloodied and walloped. kathy lette ending that report by our own steve smith. let me take you through some of tomorrow's front pages, the financial times has "washington takes the lead as britain's allies expel 100 russian diplomats"
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and wall straw returns to precrisis bonus levels with a $31 billion pool of bonus money. the daily telegraph has the prime minister hailing allies after they backed the uk, and a global glut in antibiotics fuels superbugs. the guardian... dpd referenced there. looking at the zero—hours contract. and the times has a waiter fired for rudeness was just being french. this picture of parliament square, enough is enough. that's it for tonight. before we go, if the phrases unreal engine, "realtime ray tracing" and meta human framework volumetric capture don't mean much to you, then you're probably not a hardcore video games fan.
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but apparently the latest gaming engines, as they're called, have closed the gap with the big budget movies to allow for a kind of instant realism we've not seen before. here's a peek from the 2018 games designers conference of what next generation kit can do, courtesy of actor andy sirkis, the writer william shakespeare, and lizard thingy osiris black. kirsty is here tomorrow. goodnight. tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow. out! out, brief candle! life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more.
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it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. a bit ofa a bit of a mixed day out there with sums brings sunshine. as we had through the next few days, things are going to turn a little bit cooler and have got moving in to bring us outbreaks of rain but this is how we ended the day in clear skies. through the day on tuesday, more cloud around. bringing some outbreaks of rain particularly towards eastern parts of the country which should clear later in the day. there is the recent satellite image. underneath that cloud, some
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outbreaks of rain, all courtesy of this weather system. through the rest of tonight and tomorrow, making its way from west to east. and you can see a little bit of snow around as well. it's really only over the highest ground. that band of rain and hill snow shifting its way eastwards. with all the cloud, breeze and rain, it will be a frost free start today. that wet weather lingers for a time. for many places, it will ease away towards the east but also some sunny spells breaking through that cloud. across parts of northern and western scotland, but the south, we could see 1a degrees 01’ so. the south, we could see 1a degrees or so. then things are going to turn colder into wednesday night through tuesday night and into wednesday a fresh start to wednesday. some
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outbreaks of rain, and a bit of snow to the children's and the northern downs but in most places, falling as rain. it will feel cooler. we will be stuck in single figures by wednesday afternoon. a different feel compelled to tuesday. towards the end of the week, low pressure. after a dry start, showery rain moves further northwards and eastwards. the northern england, scotla nd eastwards. the northern england, scotland and northern ireland, a lot of dry weather with spells of sunshine and temperatures just about getting into double figures. still below average and that starts us up the easter weekend, things looking rather cool but it will turn milder. a bit of rain at times but not a com plete a bit of rain at times but not a complete washout. some sunshine around on sunday. this is newsday on the bbc.
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i'm rico hizon in singapore. the headlines: more than 20 countries say they're expelling russian diplomats in response to the nerve agent attack against a former russian spy in britain. australia is the latest country to announce the punitive measures. officials investigating a deadly fire in a shopping centre in siberia say the building's alarm system was switched off and fire exits were blocked. i'm sharanjit leyl in london. also in the programme: the crisis in cricket — what next for australia in the ball—tampering row? and a month after speaking to the bbc about his search for his estranged father, the hong kong actor anthony wong chau sang has an emotional reunion with two of his half—brothers.
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