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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. one year to one yearto go one year to go until brexit. we're going to spend the hour looking at the story from every angle. theresa may has toured the nations and has promised to make brexit a success. may has toured the nations and has promised to make brexit a successli think brexit is going to deliver, a country that will be different but there are real opportunities for us as an independent nation. we will cover the negotiations, the potential issues. if you have questions about brexit, any particular element of it, send them our way. one year to
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one yearto go, one year to go, if you have any questions about brexit, send them to us. questions about brexit, send them to us. but before that we must talk about what russia has announced. it has responded to so many diplomats being expelled from many countries earlier in the week with the inevitable retaliation. the figure is 150 diplomats being kicked out. 60 will be american. that number is on random, it is the same number that american announced it would expelled. the american consulate in saint petersburg is going to be close. paul adams is in moscow. saint petersburg is going to be close. paul adams is in moscowm will come as no surprise to them, he
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would probably have been making plans all this already. the breakdown is 58 from the embassy here in two from ekaterinburg. after the announcement about the seattle consulate, the russians opened this toa consulate, the russians opened this to a count of —— to a kind of crowd sourcing exercise. apparently saint petersburg was top of the list. here is the reaction from the us state department. we don't see this as a diplomatic tit—for—tat, russia is responsible for that horrific attack ona responsible for that horrific attack on a british citizen and their daughter. they have broken the chemical weapons convention, they used a banned substance, novichok. we take this seriously. there's an update on the condition of sergei skripal‘s daughter yulia skripal. they were both poisoned in salisbury. a local hospital says,
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"we are pleased to inform you that yulia skripal is improving rapidly and is no longer in a critical condition. her condition is now stable. she has responded well to treatment but continues to receive expert clinical care 2a hours a day. herfather remains in a critical but stable condition." daniel sandford has more from salisbury. this has been an very significant 2a hours in this investigation. first came the news that the front door of sergei skripal‘s house had become most likely original source for the nerve agent, of sergei skripal‘s house. that is where the highest levels of the nerve agent were found. yulia skripal was described as no longer being ina skripal was described as no longer being in a critical condition. she is conscious and talking meaning she can talk to counterterrorism officers and can give her account of what happened on that sunday when
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she fell so critically ill three and a half weeks ago. it isa it is a countdown to brexit. in just under three hours' time we will be 100 and —— under three hours' time we will be 100 and -- 365 under three hours' time we will be 100 and —— 365 days to go. it will also be in the half—way point between the uk formally asking to leave — and the day itself. of course some progress has been made — much remains to be done. your questions are welcome. i can't promise we will answer all of them but people here will have answers. here's prime minister theresa may with our political editor laura kuenssberg. i think there are real opportunities for the united kingdom, there's a bright future and brexit is going to deliver. a country that will be different but there are real opportunities for us as an independent nature in the future.“
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you believe it will be worth it, do you believe it will be worth it, do you think you've changed your mind? indyref rendered you said very clearly that the sky and falling if we left but you campaign for remain. have you changed your mind?|j have you changed your mind?” campaigned for remain but as i said it was a very balanced decision. some were predicting great problems if people voted for brexit but i said that the skyward and fall in. what i'm charged with as foreign minister is to deliver on the brexit vote —— that the sky wouldn't falling. we must ensure as we do so that we take the opportunities that are available to us. so the prime minister changed her mind on brexit. it's been nearly two years since the referendum — and one person who got a lot of the polling right ahead of that vote was sirjohn curtice. he's found that 8% of people who voted leave would vote remain if they could vote again.
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and 7% of people who voted remain would go the other way. so, no significant shift in the numbers. we are going to report from different parts of the uk. the first report comes from bolton. 58% of its voters chose brexit. here's vicky young. people here aren't sure what is going to come, what kind of brexit we will have. the issue of immigration is rated a lot, that's why many people here voted to leave. -- is why many people here voted to leave. —— is raised a lot. we don't know what the system will be. it is one example of people waiting to see how this is going to pan out. there is a certain amount of frustration amongst people who voted to leave about why it hasn't happened already. eyebrows being raised about the fact there is another year to go. one reason it hasn't happened is
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because the negotiations have been tough going at times. christian fraser is in westminster. people on both sides would recognise that what theresa may said in her lancaster house speech, the red line, some of them are where they were, we are still leaving the customs union and the single market, but some of their looking a little bit -- but some of their looking a little bit —— some of them are looking a bit —— some of them are looking a bit pink. david davis the brexit secretary said we wouldn't stick to their timetable, but we are. he said that we wouldn't pay the divorce bill, but we are paying 35 billion. and we don't know what's going to happen with the european court of justice, fishing rights, there's all sorts of areas where they've shifted. i suppose the brexit beasts in the cabinet would say hang on, this is part of a big long—term negotiation. you have to give a bit,
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we're only into the second year of the negotiation. we will be able to sign and negotiate trade deals through that period. that is a big concession. we will see what else they can get from the european union but they need to get more than they have now because when it comes to the vote in october, what signifies the vote in october, what signifies the framework deal from the european union, i don't think that will be enough to satisfy the brexiteers nor the opposition who would like to vote against it. let's go back 12 months, here we have the uk ambassador to the eu delivering a letter to donald tusk, president of the european council, triggering article 50 of the lisbon treaty, saying the country can withdraw membership with two years notice. here is chris morris looking at the preparations the uk has made and the work that must be done.
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negotiations on a withdrawal agreement have made progress after a stuttering start. legal progress has been made on the divorce bill. the government says the uk will pay the eu up to £39 billion to cover things like outstanding bills and pensions. there is broad agreement on the rights after brexit of the uses and is in the uk and uk citizens europe. on the terms of a 21 month transition period after brexit, when the uk will continue to abide by all eu rules and regulations. the transition will give governments and businesses more time to get ready for a new relationship in the future. there is still a lot to do in the next five months, both sides have missed my return to a hard border in ireland —— have promised no return. there's no full agreement yet on the role of the european court ofjustice after brexit.
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elsewhere, spain, for example, is insisting it must be consulted on the future status of gibraltar. as for a treat deal between the uk and the eu, talks haven't begun. —— a trade deal. the uka wants the most ambitious free—trade agreement in history —— the uk. fishing is another challenge, the aim is to reach broad political agreement by october but detailed trade negotiations will have to continue long after the uk has left. it's brexit contract? there are two warning signs. nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. failure to reach agreement on one issue could bring the withdrawal deal crashing down. secondly it's far from clear whether the government has got a majority in the commons to win approvalfor the has got a majority in the commons to win approval for the brexit it wa nts. win approval for the brexit it wants. there's just one year left but there's a long way to go.
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when it comes to getting the bill through parliament the labour party is accused of not being clear of what it wants from brexit, which it pushes back against. a comment made by the shadow foreign secretary yesterday when asked whether labour would vote in favour, she said: the point she was trying to make was that theresa may's deal was likely to be nonsense but she seems to suggest that is good enough for labour who have set a number of tests they want the deal to pass. i'm a member of the committee that is planning for day one readiness and we are looking at all eventualities, it is our policy to ensure that if we end up in the very
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unlikely and not desirable case of not being able to strike a deal, then we must be prepared for that and we are taking enormous steps to ensure that whatever happens the uk will be ready for it. next european perspective. one year to go but some eu officials say there are a couple of deadlines to look at. michel barnier has said yearfziffsfi we v; ,, yeah—555355 wefnfieed to ~ — .. ..,.. leave enough time for all member state parliaments including the uk to vote on any deal on brexit. and even after brexit the uk then enters a transition period which will end in december, 2020. adam fleming is in fossils looking at the eu approach. the talks was all about the two teams, led by the eu negotiator michel barnier and david davis agreeing the terms of a
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divorce in a brexit treaty. important sanctions like the rights of eu nationals to stay in the uk and uk citizens who live in europe, how the uk can live up to financial obligations, our money, and a post brexit transition period. it has been agreed in principle. nothing has been agreed until everything is agreed. eu law will continue to apply and till the summer, the uk will not have a seat at the decision table in brussels. eu nationals can still move to the uk and settled permanently if they want to. britain can go into the world and sign new trade deals. with old friends and new allies around the globe. and the flag won't be there any more. questions coming in. questions about
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the irish border. mobile phone roaming setups after brexit and also the divorce bill and how the uk is going to find that film. we will turn to those in the next few minutes. we heard from micky young earlier. here are the views of some of the people she met. to me, i don't know how many years, this country's been going downhill, and we've been in europe. as long as we get what we voted for, take back control, yeah. i think there will be bumps in the road but i think we'll get there. taking back control, very familiar, heavily used by number of league campaigners including nigel farage.
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one yearfrom campaigners including nigel farage. one year from today we will leave the european treaties after a period of 46 years and we will be an independent, free, self—governing nation and that is a big day in this nation's history. i felt nation and that is a big day in this nation's history. ifelt today nation and that is a big day in this nation's history. i felt today for the first time, i listened to people talking about wanting a second referendum, they are beginning to look ridiculous because the polling is clear, 65—70% of the full slate of the government, just get on with it, we don't want another vote. jonathan is in westminster, can you help us out with some questions. one would like to ask how the uk is going to fund the divorce bill because it's a lot of money? yes, a lot of money, £39 billion, roughly. but it isn't a charge for leaving in so many words. it is effectively an
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agreement by the uk and an undertaking by the british government to honour commitments which have already been made. as a member state of the eu we pay into the eu budget every year and that money is then spent according to however brussels decides, in various member states, however brussels decides, in various memberstates, including however brussels decides, in various member states, including in the uk. the bill has been worked out in the early pa rt the bill has been worked out in the early part of the negotiations as an agreement between brussels and the uk as to what it owes for the next year or so before the eu agrees its next budget. the government will have already factored in the spending to its yearly budget so it isn't going to come as a new charge. the money will already be accounted
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for as part of government spending. it was a question of how long the uk would go on spending money into the eu budget. another person asks about mobile roaming rates being great for the public and business, will we lose them? we don't know, but it will be subject to negotiation. it will be subject to negotiation. it will be subject to negotiation. it will be up to grab. it was agreed as an eu directive, in force across the european union, that there is a cap on charges that mobile phone companies can make when you use their services in different countries around the eu. that won't apply to the uk automatically if we area third apply to the uk automatically if we are a third country, out of the eu. it will be part of the negotiations that britain undertakes with the eu in the next phase. thank you. inafew
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in a few minutes we are going to look at perhaps the biggest issue to be resolved, what to do about the irish border between northern ireland and the uk and the republic of ireland. one of the biggest and oldest engineering firms, gkn, was bought ina engineering firms, gkn, was bought in a hostile takeover. melrose will pay eight billion pounds for the company that made the spitfire. melrose buys an financial companies and restructu res melrose buys an financial companies and restructures them to make them profitable and sells them on. unions are concerned about their plans and what it would mean for workers. customers of gkn are a bit worried because they say that melrose of a
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race on short—term from —— operates on short—term horizons. it is politically sensitive. it is sensitive in terms ofjobs. it is two hours, 40 minutes and 20 seconds and one year from brexit happening so we are focusing on brexit. the prime minister has been touring england, scotland, wales and she's been in northern ireland meeting farmers have a cattle farm. here she is meeting farmers at a cattle farm there — in bangor.
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one of the many questions still unanswered is what will happen to the irish border after brexit. this border is used daily for travel and trade. the preference of both sides is to keep an open border in an overarching trade deal. but that could be difficult to achieve if the uk sticks to all its ‘red lines', which include leaving the eu customs union and the single market. jennifer o'leary reports. no hard border. no hard border. no ha rd no hard border. no hard border. no hard border between northern ireland and ireland. all sides in the brexit negotiations agree on one issue. but breaking up is hard to do. and in the brexit divorce the border between northern ireland and the republic has become a kind of political custody battle. the european commission says there are three ways out of the irish border problem. a relationship between the
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uk and the eu not needing a border. secondly, technology solving the issue. thirdly that northern ireland remains aligned with eu rules in a number of areas. the so—called irish question is a core brexit puzzle. how can the uk leave the eu and avoid a hard border? it will require avoid a hard border? it will require a lot of negotiation and detail. we didn't make the decision and we can't be expected to take whatever london comes up with and we can't come up with all the solutions. northern ireland's peace agreement took the border out of politics here and the brexit vote, for many, has put its centre stage. relations of late between london and dublin the strain. it will never be as good as it was a few years ago when we saw the president touring the uk and the
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queen visited ireland, without fear, but brexit changes everything and we'll have to work hard to repair and restored a relationship. solution may yet be found. when the european union looks force aleutians, it finds them but when it looks for problems, it finds problems. —— looks for solutions. hopefully, what i expect, is that compromises will begin to appear. the brexit divorce may yet become more unpredictable but it's likely that in the long—term, all sides will want to re—establish an amicable relationship. there is a tweet from the welsh government here, a year to go until the uk leaves and the people of wales still
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don't know what the fai minister wa nts. don't know what the fai minister wants. she would say that she has outlined what she is looking for. —— the prime minister. wales and england voted out, scotland and northern ireland voted to stay in. these are the numbers. england came in with 53%, out, 52% in wales but in scotland, 38 and northern ireland, just over 44. a sticking point is both the welsh and scottish governments have accused theresa may of a power grab over plans to repatriate some powers from brussels to westminster, rather than to the devolved administrations in edinburgh of cardiff. theresa may's message called the uk — perhaps pointedly — "the world's most successful union". but scotland hasn't ruled out another independence vote in the future. here's its first minister nicola sturgeon. she made a very quick visit to scotland today, a country that voted by more
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than 60% to remain in the eu. she can answer any questions about the future relationship with the eu, talk about the unity of the uk, but she's the prime minister that is about to take scotland out of the european union against its vote in the referendum. and whether the uk stays united or scotland opts for independence in the future, frankly, is not up to theresa may or up to me. it is up to the people of scotland, and there are many people in scotland, like i do, who despair at the direction that theresa may is leading the uk at the moment. one issue that nicola sturgeon is going to be especially interested in his trade. we will talk about that and the deal is that the uk is going to cut with the eu and countries around the world. discussions have started with australia and new zealand and with the us. we are going to look at the irish
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border in detail. one question asks about the backstop, not putting it ha rd about the backstop, not putting it hard border between the north and the south? we'll go into that in detail. any questions are welcome. as well as talking about brexit, another couple of important stories. russia says it will expel 150 diplomats from different countries including the us in retaliation. the daughter of the former russian spy, both of whom were poisoned in salisbury, we understand she is doing much better. this evening's weather is dedicated
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to those of you heading further afield for easter and a popular destination is florida and miami, before the heat and humidity bills as we head into summer. this area of cloud is producing nasty storms across the deep south. it works into northern florida on friday. orlando should be dry but it's going to hang around and produce the odd storm. wayne pivac eastern areas, washington, new york and boston. butchers. away later. —— temperatures will drop away later. new york, brief warm spell but when it turned sunnier it will turn cooler. in africa, another good destination, cape town. cloud thinning welcome rain, desperately
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in need here. storms pushing east. in cape town, it will turn cooler briefly but things will warm up over the next few days. if you are going to mauritius, it is the time of year where we have easy conditions and there will be some showers and thunderstorms. further north, sunshine guaranteed in the middle east and it has been exceptionally hot. things cooling towards the mediterranean but elsewhere things are higher than they should be for the time of year. temperatures warming up in tel aviv. there is no warmth in germany of late, there has been snow. europe is pretty chilly and that will be the case into the weekend. on the fringes, the
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canaries, you should have some sunshine on saturday, pleasant conditions. after a torrid couple of daysin conditions. after a torrid couple of days in spain and portugal, it will be dry and sunny but quite windy. italy will be prone to some storms on saturday. while the wind is picking up increase it will be dry and honey, as will much of the eastern mediterranean. feeling rather cool elsewhere especially further north you are. snow in the alps for those of you heading for some skiing. outbreaks of rain further north. in the uk, the forecast is in half an hour. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. it's one year to brexit — and we're taking you through what that means.
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theresa may has today toured england, scotland, wales, and northern ireland and promised to make brexit a success. i think there's a bright future out there, and, yes, i think brexit is going to deliver a country that will be different, but i think there are real opportunities for us as an independent nation for the future. russia is expelling 60 us diplomats — the same number as america expelled in response to the salisbury nerve agent attack. the daughter of the former russian spy poisoned by that nerve agent is no longer dangerously ill. yulia skripal is now conscious and talking in hospital. we'll take your questions on brexit — we've gotjonathan blake in westminster to answer them. another key issue of brexit: trade.
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the eu is the uk's largest trading partner. almost half — 48% — of uk goods exports went to the eu in 2016. a deal agreed last week keeps britain inside the eu single market until the end of 2020. the uk wants a giant free—trade deal covering as many sectors of the economy as possible. but today the eu's chief brexit negotiator michel barnier said. "only a free trade agreement can be on offer, not special access to the eu's internal market." outside of the eu, the uk has already begun trade talks with australia, new zealand and the us. britain hopes to have 40 trade arrangements with 70 countries in place by the end of 2020. here's the uk's international trade secretary liam fox. we already have 14 working groups
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with 21 countries, having these conversations. we were in hong kong last week discussing with the government there about the potential for a new services sector agreement, opening up the service market in both countries, to stimulate trade, but there's a lot of interest in the uk no matter where i go. ifind other countries wanting to talk to the uk and i chaired the uk and braziljoint economic the uk and i chaired the uk and brazil joint economic and the uk and i chaired the uk and braziljoint economic and trade committee, brazil is the ninth biggest economy in the world and they were talking about the opportunities they see for britain. there is optimism outside in the rest of the world in contrast to some of the pessimism that we get here in the uk. allie renison, head of europe & trade policy at the institute of directorsjoins us. our people and you pessimistic ——
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are people on duty press mr? —— on julie pessimistic? those countries won't be pessimistic because they are not involved in the same way. what can the uk do in terms of starting trade talks question —— trade talks? terms of starting trade talks question -- trade talks? legally you can't breach the treaties at the moment which are reserved for eu commission competences, that has been suspended in the transition, after the withdrawal agreement last week that says the uk can on a case—by—case basis begin negotiations, although it has to clear it with the eu. if the uk doesn't have a set —— sufficient
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landing zone, it will be not easy to see how much can be done with these other countries. someone says, why can't the uk do a trade deal with germany question —— germany?m can't the uk do a trade deal with germany question -- germany? it is because the eu will do a trade deal asa because the eu will do a trade deal as a block, which is a question donald trump also asked, and he had to be reminded that the commission will do those negotiations. to be reminded that the commission will do those negotiationsm to be reminded that the commission will do those negotiations. it is difficult for the uk because those countries don't know what its relationship will be with the eu? you can certainly start those negotiations but the difficulty will be with the market access and it will depend how far you can go, and say, in agriculture, it would append on how much you are still within eu rolls —— it would depend on how much
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you are still within eu rules. you can surly talk about cooperation but it will be difficult to substantiate include many of these during the transition —— certainly talk. include many of these during the transition -- certainly talk. it's a fluid time for trade, after brexit and donald trump and his tariffs against china, it is not so settled as it was a few years ago? it is certainly in the spotlight again, and when i was back in washington a few months ago, my father said the last time he heard this amount of talk about trade was when nafta was being set up, but with brexit there are many different reasons for why people voted for it, but some did that so they could have a more global outlook rather than what trump is looking at. what is sure i
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do outcome for the brexit negotiations? —— what is your ideal outcome. we want the best possible terms for accessing markets. so i think looking for alignment in a lot of goods sectors but having freedom to divergent on other services would be in the best of interests for us. thanks forjoining us. while theresa may was crossing the country to say that britain had a bright future outside the eu — it was former labour prime minister tony blair who said brexit could still be stopped — saying it was ‘not too late'. this is something that's come up time and again since the uk voted to leave the eu: will there be a second referendum?
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a group has launched a campaign online — called best for britain and they have the term #finalsay which is trending in london on twitter. although remember — most people aren't on twitter, and london is much more anti—brexit than the country as a whole. jonathan blake in westminister. tony blair is being much more and you brexit compared with the leader of the party he used to be in charge with —— much more anti—brexit. of the party he used to be in charge with -- much more anti-brexit. yes, he thinks it is a bad idea, and he has set out a potential road map of how brexit could be stopped, potentially with a vote in parliament against the deal that the government reaches with brussels, and maybe even a second referendum. his interventions are divisive, some
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welcome him coming forward as he has done several times, arguing the case that it should not happen and doesn't need to happen, but there will be many more people who say that he has had his time and had his day and he showed not be intervening like this. —— he should. the argument goes that it makes the government'sjob of argument goes that it makes the government's job of negotiating with brussels more difficult. if tony blair got his way, if parliament did not approve the deal and if there was a second referendum which said no, what would happen? that is a very difficult question to answer. i'm not trying to be a politician and fudging it, but we have been in uncharted territory for top theresa may said parliament will get a vote on the final brexit deal and the labour party and the conservatives
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have committed to delivering brexit. the likelihood is that we will be in a position where parliament votes in favour of whatever the final deal is but if it were to vote against it we would still be committed to leaving the eu having triggered article 50, so the process can't be spun around ina so the process can't be spun around in a short space of time. nothing is happening quickly, that is for certain. jonathan, thanks for joining us. don't forget you can get much more detail on our top stories on our website — there's full coverage of the latest on the skripal poisoning case. now for business — donald trump has been in ohio making announcements about his instracture initiative. kim gittleson is with us.
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does he have the money? there is over $1 trillion of infrastructure investment. donald trump is saying the federal government will put in $200 billion and that will spur private investment in infrastructure projects like rebuilding america's bridges and roads which are in a state addition there but most people think this plan does not have any legs. —— in a state of disrepair. and so he used the speech to tap his infrastructure plan but also to talk about a range of subjects —— tout. including trade, of course. donald trump brought up the trade deal with south korea that he says he is proud of. this is more of what he had to say. i may hold it up till after a
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deal is made with north korea. does everybody understands that? do you know why? because it is a very strong card and i want to make sure eve ryo ne strong card and i want to make sure everyone is treated fairly and we are moving along very nicely with north korea, we will see what happens. the rhetoric has come down a little bit, would you say? bash calms down. —— calmed down for top was he talking about a trade deal with north korea ? was he talking about a trade deal with north korea? he was talking about a trade deal with south korea and the administration was saying this was the first major trade deal that the sunni administration has signed this was —— the first major trade deal that the trump administration has signed
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this was supposed to be indicative of the kind of deals that they are going to be doing, touted as a success. but it was a head scratch at that he was saying that they might hold—up they steal from just a few ago, by renegotiating what he called the unfairly trade deals that his predecessor barack obama had to go shaded. —— had negotiated. they said one of the things that trump was touting is that there will be more cars going into south korea and they raised the gap to 50,000 cars for the likes of general motors, but only 11,000 cars were really solve their last year so no one was getting close to the 25,000 car cat anyway. we will see how this plays out —— cap. we don't know if this is
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something hejust said of out —— cap. we don't know if this is something he just said of the cuff or something the administration is considering. not the first time we have asked that question. thanks for joining us. a fire at a police station in venezuela has killed 68 people. this is where it happened — in the city of valencia. in carabobo state. we don't know for sure what started the fire, but local media is saying it's because prisoners set fire to mattresses in an attempt to escape. as you can see, after news of the fire broke, lots of concerned relatives turned up at the police station trying to get information. they then clashed with police, who then used tear gas to disperse them. this is one woman whose son was inside. translation: they haven't told me anything, i want to know about my child. i don't know anything. we
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wa nt child. i don't know anything. we want information about our family members, look how desperate we are. carabobo's state governor says: the united nation's picked up on this as well. violence and deadly riots are common in venezuelan prisons. in august last year, a riot in police holding cells left 37 dead. in march 2017, 14 bodies were found in a mass grave in a jail. and more than 60 inmates were killed in a prison riot in 2013. rachelle krygier is the washington post's special correspondent in caracas. she explains why so many people were being held in the one police station. it is very common, especially in the
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past year, for prisoners to be staying in police centres. one of the big problems and why this keeps happening is because there is a massive overcrowding of prisoners in the prison system, experts say no new jails have been the prison system, experts say no newjails have been built in the past 14 years and the matter prisoners keeps increasing. the traditional jail system prisoners keeps increasing. the traditionaljail system is so overcrowded that prisoners are now being kept in police detention centres like this one. and now we are going to move to pakistan. malala yousafzai is back in pakistan, almost six years after she was shot by taliban militants there. she arrived at islamabad's international airport with her parents late yesterday. pakistani tv was there — showing her being hosted by the prime minister today. she then gave this speech. inaudible
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and then see how many women and girls... how we can fight against those challenges. i can move on the streets and rich people and talk to people, and i can do that. malala was very seriously hurt in 2012, when gunmen stopped her school bus and shot her in the head. you might remember these pictures from the time. the assassination attempt was claimed by the pakistani taliban in retaliation for her vocal support for girls‘ education. after surviving the attack, malala was put in a medically induced coma and airlifted to the uk for surgery. she and her family still live here. since her recovery, malala's set up the ‘malala fund'
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with herfather to promote children's education and rights around the world. many people are happy about her return to pakistan. this politician is one of them: others, less so. here's secunder kermani in islamabad. malala yousafzai is not universally popular in pakistan and some believe in conspiracy theories, accusing her of being a western agent. but in her old school her former teacher says he is proud of her. translation: those people who were against education and peace, they said we won't let her come back, this is like a slap in the face. malala yousafzai will only spend a few days in the country, but this is a big moment, for her and for pakistan. which in recent years has managed to
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drastically reduce the threat posed by militant groups. more fall—out for australian cricket. it's already banned three players for involvement in cheating. now the head coach darren lehman says he will also stand down after this current tour of south africa — we should add he says he knew nothing of the plan to rough up the ball with sandpaper. same can't be said of the vice captain david warner, cameron bancroft and captain steve smith. they've been stripped of those roles and given bans. they're also back in australia. and steve smith's given a press conference. i'll do everything i can to make up for my mistake and the damage it's caused.
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if any good can come from this, if it can be a lesson to others, then i hope i can be a force for change. it's all right, it's all right. i know i'll regret this for the rest of my life. i'm absolutely gutted. i hope, in time, i can earn back respect and forgiveness. i've been so privileged and honoured to represent my country and captain the australian cricket team. cricket is the greatest game in the world. it's been my life and i hope it can be again. i'm sorry and i'm absolutely devastated. after watching that,
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darren lehman then gave a press conference in south africa. i just want to let you know that this will be my last test as head coach of the australian cricket team, as i'm stepping down. after seeing events in the media today with steve smith and cameron bancroft, the feeling is that australian cricket needs to move forward and this is the right thing to do. i really felt for steve as i saw him crying in front of the media, and all the players are really hurting. in australia — hywell griffith was there as the players returned. a nation does feel like it in a sporting tragedy at the moment. we have seen tears here at the airport, first of all when steve smith landed and then we have had cameron bancroft, the second of the three charged with cheating, and then the vice captain david warner. he didn't
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hold a press conference and we were told he would not speak to the media, but he has been accused of being at the centre of the plot to change the flight of the ball in cape town with sandpaper. emotions are very strong at the moment but the sense of anger and a need for a nswer the sense of anger and a need for answer will remain here in australia and it could have a long—term impact. cricket australia have lost one of their big sponsors, the company which sponsored the ashes has severed ties, babel take a financial hit. they will need to pick through the bones of that one and how to enhance the reputation of the game once again —— they will ta ke the game once again —— they will take a financial hit. heineken has pulled an advert fora low—calorie beer— after it was labelled as being ‘terribly racist‘. this is it. the bartender sliding a bottle past several black people to a light—skinned woman and then this tagline. the american hip hop artist chance the rapper tweeted.
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it‘s not the first company to be accused of racially insensitive campaigns. h&m had to apologise for this ad showing a black child wearing a ‘cutest monkey in the jungle‘ hoodie. that was taken down from sale very quickly. this e—cigarette advert was pulled for implying that interracial relationships are taboo. and the irish bookmaker paddy power came under fire for this ad, which encouraged readers to ‘always bet on black‘. here‘s cherry wilson. this us hip hop star has said on twitter that he believes brown ‘s ardour liberally putting out racist adverts to create headlines —— he
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believes brands bar deliberately putting out racist adverts. but others say this is damaging for a brand and it won‘t be good for pr, but what they think is happening, in the boardroom for advertisers, when ideas are coming to the table, there is not a diverse representation within the boardroom to create these adverts will stop within the uk, a survey suggested there was just 12.9% of the advertising industry workforce were from a black or ethnic minority background so essentially the advertising industry is saying that you need to have better representation whether it is diversity, lgbt, or women, better representation whether it is diversity, lgbt, orwomen, ata high level, because otherwise these adverts that might be considered by some to be inappropriate when it comes to race or gender, they will
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be picked up at that level because you have people within the boardroom who are from that community who will be able to say, actually, this is not right. i have been putting up this counter for brexit through the programme, but stephen said, he thought that brexit begins at midnight brussels time. that means actually we are one hour and a year away. thank you very much. one hour and five minutes and a year away. goodbye. the easter weekend is normally here for some time we have been forecasting a cooler is to. that is one of the perils of having the
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easter weekend fairly early in the year —— forecasting a cooler easter weekend. there will be some sunshine even though we do have some snow forecast, as well. good friday, this is the pressure chart, low pressure is the pressure chart, low pressure is always nearby, and the good friday more cloud, remnants of an old weather front, maybe a few showers, snow over the high ground, maybe some drier and brighter weather before the next bout of wet weather before the next bout of wet weather arrives. temperatures will not be great, between 4—9. saturday, area of low pressure, active weather front right over england and wales in particular, and for some it will bea in particular, and for some it will be a wet day, a lot of cloud. sent and eastern parts of england, snow over the high ground. scotland and northern ireland will see the better day with good spells of sunshine
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around but fairly cool overall. this is easter day, sunday, in between weather systems, we have light winds, the best a across—the—board, a cold start —— the best day. a bright afternoon rather than a sunny one but at least mainly dry. the south—west turns much wetter and this is the next weather front coming from the south—west. this is giving a few headaches, could be a very active one, there‘s been some very active one, there‘s been some very wet weather, but it will bump into the cold air and we might see some of this turning into snow. mainly over the high ground but also potentially over lower levels. it could give rise to some disruption, but there is some uncertainty over this. the best of the brighter weather will be in the northern half of the country. tuesday, the weather front migrates north over parts of
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scotla nd front migrates north over parts of scotland and northern ireland but gradually fizzles out. further cue malaysians of over —— further accumulations of snow over high ground. a brighter tuesday afternoon for many southern areas and be temperatures, 11—12. low pressure is still with us on tuesday onwards, bringing unsettled weather to northern parts of the uk, mainly showers. the blue colours take over again as we head further into the first week of april but the most noticeable feature will be the jet stream, meandering across our shores for the last few weeks, and it looks like it will start to invigorate from the west which means it will bring more unsettled weather into our shores for the first week of april. we begin april with a very u nsettled april. we begin april with a very unsettled note of the jet stream
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bringing in potentially wet and windy weather at times. there will be bright interludes and it could feel milder but always on the cooler side. very typical early spring whether to begin april. this programme contains flashing images from the start. unfairly blamed for recent events. translation: we will react to what the british are doing to us, forcing everyone against russia and we want to establish the truth. in salisbury, the condition of yulia skripal — poisoned in the russian chemical attack — has rapidly improved, but her father sergei remains critically ill. we‘ll have the latest on the diplomatic expulsions from russia. washington says it‘s proof that moscow is not interested in dialogue. also tonight. theresa may visits all nations of the uk, one year ahead of brexit day, raising the prospect of more money for schools and the nhs. after the cheating scandal
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