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this is bbc news. i'm julian worricker. the headlines at 12: the prime minister announces an extra £20 billion a year in real terms for the nhs — labour says it's not enough. we're making the nhs our priority, we're putting a significant amount of extra money into it. we need to make sure that money is spent wisely. we're saying you can go further and if the government made the taxation changes we are prepared to make, you could be giving even more to the nhs. so labour would be spending more on the nhs than the tories. calls for a change in the law after the home office allows a boy with severe epilepsy to be treated with an illegal form of cannabis oil. the first of hundreds of migrants who've been the focus of a european dispute over immigration arrive in spain, more than a week after being rescued. and this is the scene live as the aquarius, the ship that rescued the migrants off the coast of libya, has docked in valencia and those onboard have begun to disembark. also — world cup holders germany start their defence, as they take on mexico.
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and brazil, the favourites to win the competition this time round, play their first game of the tournament, against switzerland. and... zombies, dinosaurs and fluffy cloud candyfloss trees! click is at the biggest gaming event of the year — in half an hour, here on bbc news. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. theresa may has announced new funding for the nhs in england. it will mean an extra £20 billion a year by the end of a five year plan. the prime minister said some of the funds would come from money the uk will no longer have to pay into the eu budget after brexit. but she hinted the rest may have to come from higher taxation. our health editor hugh pym has more details.
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with pressure mounting on the nhs, demands for a funding boost were intensifying. theresa may made it clear she wanted to come up for a long—term plan for the nhs in england, which remove the need for annual last—minute budget top ups. in recent weeks, there have been sometimes acrimonious talks between the health and social care secretary jeremy hunt, calling for significant funding increases and the chancellor, philip hammond. the new plan for nhs england covers the next five years. it will involve average annual increases of 3.4% in real terms. the budget for day—to—day running costs is around £115 billion this year. under the plan, there will be £20 billion more by 2023. theresa may says some of the funding will be found from money saved after brexit, and some probably from higher taxes. what i am announcing will mean that in 2023—24, there will be about £600 million a week, in cash, more in cash, going into the nhs.
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of course, we have got to fund that, that money. that will be through the brexit dividend. the fact that we are no longer sending vast amounts of money every year to the eu once we leave the eu, and we as a country will be contributing a bit more. the head of nhs england — simon stevens, said the multi—year settlement provided the funding needed to shape a long—term plan for key improvements in services. but the health foundation think tank argued it was not enough to address the fundamental challenges facing the nhs. hugh pym, bbc news. earlier i spoke to labour's shadow health minister, jonathan ashworth, who said that this doesn't go far enough. if we were to form a government, we would inherit these plans, we accept them, we'd match them, but we are still prepared to go further and make the tough decisions on taxation that we proposed at the general election, asking the wealthiest to pay more tax, asking the big corporations to pay more tax, to bring forward
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additional funding for the nhs and social care sector as well. when you analyse the prime minister's remarks about the way this particular increase will be funded, she talks about, in part, a brexit dividend. do you accept that that is there? i think it's laughable. i mean, the truth is she is going to fund these increases in the nhs spend by borrowing and tax increases. i wish she was honest and up front with the british people. a brexit dividend, nobody thinks that is credible. i'm afraid it will unravel for her, and the focus will be on this issue, actually, rather than on the needs of patients on wards in hospitals and in the wider community, because nobody thinks this is a sensible way to fund the nhs. the truth is, she'll be borrowing more money, the tories will be borrowing more money and putting up tax, i wish she was honest with people. that was jonathan ashworth of
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labour. let's talk to pauljohnson, who is the director of the institute for fiscal studies. how significant a spend is this? quite significant, £20 billion is a lot of money on anybody‘s terms, particularly the squeeze we have had not just particularly the squeeze we have had notjust on particularly the squeeze we have had not just on health particularly the squeeze we have had notjust on health bet on everything else in the past eight years or so. it means spending over the next few yea rs it means spending over the next few years will be growing faster than the last eight years and almost that the last eight years and almost that the average it has grown over the 70 yea rs of the average it has grown over the 70 years of the nhs. that is an important bit of context. this is not growing faster than the nhs has known an average over its lifetime but much faster than has in the last eight years or so. the funding and it -- eight years or so. the funding and it —— of eight years or so. the funding and it -- of it, eight years or so. the funding and it —— of it, in part brexit dividend, what is your take on that? it's not, even simple arithmetic tells you that can't be the case because the divorce payment to the european union and the other commitments the government has made
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to keep up european programmes allows you literally nothing. and more substantively, the government's accepted the public finances will actually be 15 billion or more worse off as actually be 15 billion or more worse offasa actually be 15 billion or more worse off as a result of brexit, because we have already seen a slowing in the economy and the falls in tax receipts, relative to what he otherwise would have got. this will be funded through taxes and all additional borrowing. the prime minister would say at some point in the future we will stop giving money to the european union because we will stop being a member of it, that is what she highlighted. eventually we will but not over this period, because of the divorce payment. that sum is around 6—8,000,000,000 a year, so that is only a small fraction of the total she is talking about. but much more importantly and i think it is important to accept the government has accepted this, more importantly because the economy will be smaller, the public finances
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will be smaller, the public finances will be smaller, the public finances will be worse off, there will be less money coming in to pay. we know thatis less money coming in to pay. we know that is happening. let's look at the higher taxation. how much more do we think? if it is 20 billion of extra spending, in the long run it will be 20 billion of extra taxes because you can borrow in the short run but you can borrow in the short run but you can't keep ramping up borrowing for ever. that is a reasonably significant amount, £20 billion. that will be three or 4p on income rates, two or 3p and national insurance rates. if they were to go through that route or along period of not increasing announcers, it's not historically unprecedented by any sense but one of the key things here is that we have raised spending on health and pensions and other things over the last 60—70 years. 0ver things over the last 60—70 years. over the long run, we've done that by cutting spending on other things, particularly defence, but also
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housing. it is very hard to see how you can do that going forward. but we will have to accept in the longer run, if we want the health service that delivers what we need are what we want, taxes will go up over the medium term. i suppose the other thing to draw from it is once one government department sees the coffers opening toa department sees the coffers opening to a degree, others will think, what about me? i think that partly underlies the negotiations that have been going on between the treasury and the department of health. the treasury is quite worried about this. they are worried first because this. they are worried first because this in itself is a lot of money, when they have commitments to reduce borrowings and when they are very certain about where the economy is going to be. the treasury is worried about this but you are right, they are also worried because if health is going to get this kind of money 01’ is going to get this kind of money or education and the home office and everybody else is going to come asking, because they, the home 0ffice asking, because they, the home office and local government have had a much tougher time than the nhs
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over the last eight years and they will perfectly reasonably say, if the nhs gets this, what about us? does that signalled the end of austerity in your mind? well, if everything else... if they do get this kind of increase, then yes, actually. i haven't given that a nswer actually. i haven't given that answer the board had that kind of question because when we have had the sort of announcement they haven't signalled any end to austerity but if this were replicated across the government, then yes, it would. my guess is it won't be replicated across the rest of government. the chancellor, i think, is still committed to keeping borrowing down, if not getting it down to zero. given the scale of debt that we have and particularly given the scale of lack of economic growth, i suspect other government departments won't get this level of generosity. 0k, thank you very much indeed. sport now and for a full round up,
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from the bbc sport centre. england have started theirjourney to volgograd well they will play their opening fixture tomorrow. they will make their 1000 kilometre and peter tripp. they will find warmer temperatures down there as well, around 30 degrees, and rather than the cooler temperatures in the north where they are based. gareth southgate announced his team yesterday, it remains under wraps for the time being. if it is as expected, means nine of the starting 11 have not played at the world cup before, and that would include defender harry maguire. there's no doubt about it. we are going to the game trying to get three points, we won't go there and be happy to come away with a draw. we want the three points. it is massive. the first game in any group stage is... big, it's tournament football,
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you can't lose the first game. three points would make it a lot easier to qualify. it would indeed. that is tomorrow. today there is plenty coming up. first it is costa rica against serbia, that gets under way at one o'clock. holders germany take on mexico at apm, that match on bbc 0ne. mexico at apm, that match on bbc one. this evening, brazil take on switzerland. let's look at yesterday's action now. he's never far from the headlines lionel messi is he, such is his brilliance. but he will want to forget this moment in yesterday's match with iceland... his missed penalty saw the smallest nation at the tournament, draw 1—1 with the two time champions. iceland's part time movie director goalkeeper hannes halldorson the star of the show, saving his spot kick. croatia got their campaign off to a winning start beating a below par nigeria side 2—0, this the first of their two goals, luka modric with their second. that one from the penalty spot.
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both var and goaline technology was needed as france beat australia 2—1, the latter required to confirm that paul pogba's winner had crossed the line, after antoine griezman had earlier given them the lead thanks to his penalty. the technology used to review an incident which saw that spot kick awarded. and denmark beat peru, yussuf poulsen with the goal, the only of the game. peru missed a penalty. something they could go on to rule as the tournament continues. justin rose is one shot behind a four—way tie for the lead, going into the final round of the us open at shinnecock hills in new york state — but it's phil mickelson that everyone's talking about. after missing a putt on one of the incredibly fast greens, as you will see here... he deliberately hit his ball while it was moving, knowing he'd be given a two—shot penalty, but deciding that was better than letting the ball run off the green. he didn't withdraw,
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contrary to that caption — but several former players said he should've been disqualified. that's all the sport for now. you can follow all of the build—up to those big matches to come in the world cup a little bit later on, as we know germany and brazil in action, and the bbc sport website. but that is all from us for now. good afternoon. theresa may says the nhs in england will get an extra £20 billion a year in real—terms funding by 2023. in a bbc interview today the prime minister said some of the money would come from savings made when britain stops paying into the eu budget. she also suggested the rest would have to come from higher taxation. labour say the government was relying on a "hypothetical" windfall. 0ur health correspondent dominic hughes reports. as the pressure on the nhs has grown, so too have calls for more money for the health service.
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finally, after weeks of tough talks in whitehall, the prime minister has revealed the nhs budget will grow — paid for partly by the so—called "brexit dividend", but also possibly higher taxes. at the moment, as a member of the european union, every year we send significant amounts of money — we spend significant amounts of money — on our subscription, if you like, to the eu. when we leave, we won't be doing that. so the question is timing, isn't it? it's right that we use that money to spend on our priorities. and the nhs is our number one priority. absolutely. the new plan for nhs england covers the next five years. it will involve average annual increases of 3.4% in real terms. the budget for day—to—day running costs is around £115 billion this year. under the plan, there will be £20 billion more by 2023. but the independent institute for fiscal studies says the public finances will not benefit from any brexit dividend, and labour
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argues the increase falls short of what is needed. they've told us they're going to pay for it from a brexit dividend. we don't really know what that means, because we don't know what the deal is going to be and what the overall effect on the economy is going to be. and, actually, whether brexit is going to end up costing us a great deal of money, or whether we construct the sort of deal that would do us some good. and across the nhs there's a feeling this settlement is onlyjust enough to keep pace with rising demand. it does fall short of the independent assessment that we've had done, which suggests we need 4% a year. this is only going to be 3.4%. so, it is a good step forward, but we're still going to have to make hard choices at the end of the day. scotland, wales and northern ireland will also get extra funds, but the devolved administrations will decide how they're spent. this announcement leaves some big questions unanswered, not least the funding of social care, which has such a profound impact on the health service. without those details,
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there are no guarantees even this extra money will significantly ease the long—term pressures on the nhs. dominic hughes, bbc news. 0ur political correspondent jonathan blake is with me — this raises a number of questions, doesn't it? lets ta ke lets take the idea of the brexit didn't first. the prime minister saying we can take the money spent on membership of the eu and spend it on membership of the eu and spend it on the nhs instead. it allows her to say promise kept and we've gone further. there are economists queueing up today to tell us the brexit dividend doesn't actually exist. they say if you look at the broad economic picture, as a result of brexit in the short term the government will have less money to spend. labour say this is wishful thinking. most conservative mps and easier strictly welcoming the announcement but one senior tory mp
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calling it tosh. theresa may clearly believes it is an argument she can make and when. step back from the arguments and what you have is a conservative prime minister saying we are going to increase spending on public services and we are going to put up taxes to pay for that. theresa may has admitted that that alone won't be enough to pay for this. the nhs is clearly such a high political price that theresa may is going against the conservatives traditional instincts to pay for it and protected. if you're wondering where your taxes will go up, the detail as far as the government is concerned is for another day. thank you. a rescue ship which picked up hundreds of migrants off the coast of libya and sparked a diplomatic row has arrived in spain. the aquarius was initially turned away by italy and malta and it has now docked in the spanish port of valencia. 0ur europe correspondent damian grammaticas is there. the aquarius is the orange vessel
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behind me. flanking itare the aquarius is the orange vessel behind me. flanking it are the two italian coast guard ships that have helped transport those 630 people who were rescued from the seas off libya a week ago. it's taken them on an odyssey across the mediterranean to reach spain and safe harbour. that finally ended earlier this morning. sunrise, and the private rescue ship the aquarius and its convoy west widely nearing a welcoming port, valencia coming into side. a european country prepared to take them in. the 630 people on the aquarius have been at sea since they we re aquarius have been at sea since they were picked up off the coast of libya over a week ago. behind them, a journey of more than 1000 miles, halfway across the mediterranean after italy and malta refused them
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entry. the aquarius had reignited a european wide debate about migration by welcoming the ship, spain hopes to change the terms of the argument. by to change the terms of the argument. by taking in this ship, spain's new socialist government wants to demonstrate what a new type of migration policy for europe can look like. one it says where it is both possible to control your borders and respect human rights. that's why it's going to give every person on these ships a hearing for their asylu m these ships a hearing for their asylum applications. we thank the spanish government for welcoming people in need, at times when many others have rejected them. this is what we need in these times, an expression of solidarity, an expression of solidarity, an expression of solidarity, an expression of support and humanities. more than 1000 red cross volu nteers humanities. more than 1000 red cross volunteers were waiting on the quayside along with doctors and immigration officials. spain will
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give them permits to stave of 45 days, free medical treatment and the opportunity to make their asylum claims. italy says it is closing its ports to private rescue boats. doctors without borders say saving lives will come first. europe's arguments about migration are taking centre stage once more, and the divisions are deeper than ever. sajid javid has revealed he was a victim of a moped mugging before he became home secretary. he told a newspaper his phone was snatched outside london's euston station. mrjavid, who is now in charge of britain's policing, said the theft left him "angry and upset". he says he's looking at how to give officers more powers to chase moped thieves. around 50 firefighters remain at the scene of the blaze that gutted glasgow's world—renowned school of art. the fire service said pockets of fire remained at the site and thermal imaging cameras were being used to locate hidden hot spots. the fire was the second
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in four years to hit the mackintosh building which was undergoing restoration work. england have been have training at their repino team base this morning, ahead of their first world cup match against tunisia tomorrow. they'll fly south to volgograd later today, england manager gareth southgate says he hopes his team will embrace what he calls the festival of football. david 0rnstein is at england's repino base. the team left here around an hour ago, 45 minutes or so. the bus came behind us. if you looked inside you could see gareth southgate waving and some of the players smiling which is indicative of the relaxed feeling in the camp. jordan henderson, one of the main players, it was his birthday today. perhaps the squad in even higher spirits with that. of 45 minute journey to
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the main airport in st petersburg is probably complete, they will be boarding their private jet and travelling south to volgograd 1000 miles away. it is much warmer there, around 30 degrees. they'll go from the calm of repino to the frenzy of the calm of repino to the frenzy of the world cup feel part of it. gareth southgate will address the media tonight at a news conference and then it is the final preparations for the match which is a 7pm kick—off against tunisia against tunisia. tunisia only conceded four goals in qualifying and they went nine games unbeaten recently until losing to spain in a pretournament warm up, only edged out in the final minute. england are young and an inexperienced squad, hoping to make an impact. today there are three matches including germany against mexico and the favourites brazil against switzerland. the focus for us and many people watching is england. you can see more on all of today's
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stories on the bbc news channel. the next news on bbc one is at 18:40 — bye for now. hello. you're watching the bbc news channel. campaigners are calling for medicinal cannabis to be made legally available in the uk, after the home secretary intervened to help a 12—year—old suffering from epilepsy. sajid javid granted billy caldwell the right to use cannabis oil, after he was admitted to hospital with extreme seizures. billy's mother says he has responded well overnight to treatment, and she is now asking for a meeting with mrjavid to try to help other children. simonjones reports. a family's fight that they hope will benefit notjust billy caldwell, but others like him. on monday, they flew back into britain with cannabis oil they'd bought in canada to treat his epilepsy, but it contained an ingredient banned here. the drug, which has kept his seizures under control for almost a year, was confiscated.
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days later, he was back in hospital. the home secretary has now intervened, allowing billy to use the oil, but his mother has this message for sajid javid. i'm not going anywhere until this is now put in place and this medicine is made accessible to all these other children who desperately need it. i'm asking sajid to please... i want to request a meeting with him in london as as soon as possible, preferably tomorrow. i want to sit down with him in a dignified and democratic way. sajid javid, though, has not announced a change in the law. but those who have been helping to care for billy caldwell believe mrjavid needs to go further. from here it is a ripple effect. this means to me that there is hope, for notjust billy, which is why this campaign is so important, because it's for all the families who need it.
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the family of six—year—old alfie dingley have appealed to the prime minister for the same access to cannabis treatment for his epilepsy, saying it would be cruel to delay it any further. some experts point out that the use of marijuana for medical conditions isn't always straightforward, and more trials are needed. billy has been granted a special 20—day licence for cannabis oil. what happens after that, and to others, is unclear. simon jones, bbc news. time for a look at the weather with nick miller. count yourself lucky if you see much in the way of sunshine today. a lot of cloud around, and some rain, too, particularly across western parts. anywhere could see a light shower. most of the rain today, from the thickest cloud, occasionally to wales, western england, northern ireland and western scotland. though there is a chance of a shower across eastern parts, many here will have a dry matter afternoon.
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maybe still a few glimmers of sunshine. 0n the cool side, though, and rather breezy. the wind picks up a bit further overnight and into monday. gusty winds, especially in northern scotland. blowing away the cloud, though, and the light rain, to leave clearing skies later in the night. maybe 9 degrees from northern scotland, 15 or 16 degrees in south—east england. fine, quite sunny weather to start the day tomorrow. cloud increases in the west once again. you may see some drizzle for south—east england or wales. outbreaks of rain for parts of northwestern and, northern ireland and western scotland through the afternoon. 13 degrees in stornoway, some very warm, sunny spells in south—east england. this is bbc news, our latest headlines: the prime minister announces an extra £20 billion a year, in real terms for the nhs, labour says it's not enough. we're making the nhs our priority, we're putting this significant amount of extra money into it. we need to make sure that
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money is spent wisely. we're saying you could go further and if the government made the taxation changes we're prepared to make, you could be giving even more to the nhs. so, labour would be spending more on the nhs than the tories.
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