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‘ cave cake to it is bewildering to see her cave to the demands from a group inside her owfi the demands from a group inside her own party, the hard remainers who don't have a constituency in parliament over all to get what they wa nt parliament over all to get what they want and cannot seem to reconcile with that, and in the end brexit will be some compromise that nobody wants but will be agreed because it isa wants but will be agreed because it is a compromise, it has to be, so seeing the prime minister cup pitted it to this group when it looked like she was facing them down, evenjust a few days ago, you can see why mps inside her own party are infuriated. is that you're reading of it as well, that she has caved? she has capitalism, she accepted that for amendment laid by the brexiteers
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that scupper her plan, which was quite technical solution to customs arrangements which would see the uk collect tariffs for the eu and then pass them on. the brexiteers have introduced that reciprocity clause which says eu should collect tariffs and pass them on to britain, which brussels will never agree to, so it's interesting to see how number ten it's interesting to see how number te n m oves it's interesting to see how number ten moves forward. so your view that the wreckers of chequers, this brexit deal is dead in the water? people were saying it was dead in the water within minutes of it coming out, notjust because it opened up this huge rift in the conservative party, they cannot seem to reconcile around this over europe, but it was also clear that
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brussels was never going to accept it. there were still a lot of unanswered questions even in the deal agreed at chequers to do with northern ireland and the customs union and 0k, northern ireland and the customs union and ok, the eu will not be that happy about britain staying in the single market for goods but not services, and the city wasn't happy and financial services weren't happy with that arrangement, they wondered what would happen to them, there was talk of moving to paris or dublin or frankfurt, and on top of all that, it was unlikely that version of brexit would have had support from labour, it wouldn't have met labour's six tests for a brexit deal, so it looks like it was dead long before today. i think brussels may have pushed back. once respected think tank said brussels was likely
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to come by —— to come back and say no, but... it wouldn't have been a straightforward no. possibly a starting point for a deal, but i'm not sure how she can move forward after accepting these amendments. according to the i, she will give mps early summer holiday to save her job. has this been decided that the parliamentary recess would be brought forward? no, iwonder whether labour and the snp will vote for that, but you can see quite for theresa may that looks appealing to get her ministers out of parliament and crucially out of conversation with each other, so they don't plot any more attempts to undermine her personally or sabotage her policies.
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ican see personally or sabotage her policies. i can see why that's appealing but it makes her look even more week that she is thinking of doing this, it's like an avoidance rather than dealing with the issue head on. it's like an avoidance rather than dealing with the issue head onli agree it's a bad look but it's a couple of days, recess is meant to happen on tuesday and they will bring it ahead to thursday. there is no substantive legislation scheduled for next week so she is encouraging people with meetings on monday and tuesday to forget about it, and while labour and the snp want to look noble, a few mps said they may not vote with it but they wouldn't lose sleep if it happens. and with this head of borisjohnson making some sort of speech?|i this head of borisjohnson making some sort of speech? i don't think so, the proposal is for the house to rise on thursday and he is still
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mulling over making a statement after pmqs on wednesday, the geoffrey howe slot when he savaged margaret thatcher like a dead sheep, so margaret thatcher like a dead sheep, sol margaret thatcher like a dead sheep, so i don't think she will see that of that if there were to be a challenge on her, it would have to happen in the next few days so i think she's trying to take the sting out of that by getting people out by thursday. let's move on to the ft, more problems for theresa may, the office for budget responsibility warns that nhs billions pledge will raise pressure higher taxes. did we not think that might be the case? we did because it was an uncosted policy, it was also meant to be a distraction from some of her brexit rose, to announce this extra 20
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billion but now the fiscal watchdog has said she will have to raise taxes to pay for this. we have heard rumblings that the treasury is looking at hiking fuel duty or alcohol duty but they would only raise part of this extra spending so there will be bigger tax rises but conservative mps i have spoken to, many of them already upset about brexit, are worried about this secession of the narrative that the conservatives are always a low tax, low spend party, they see it as giving in tojeremy corbyn's narrative that there needs to be at higher investment in public services. do they put any figures on the taxes, rachel? they're saying it's for the government to figure this out but of course the conservatives will want to seem to
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mimic labouron this conservatives will want to seem to mimic labour on this because it's popular and we are seen in polling in the last few days that the conservatives have dropped in polling and that's to do, labour has stayed pretty much the same but that's to do with it losing some leave voters who are going over to ukip, so overall the picture leave voters who are going over to ukip, so overallthe picture is leave voters who are going over to ukip, so overall the picture is of a government trying to claw back some support, of course it will be fishing in labour's touring, with the nhs, but of course labour did fully cost that planned to increase spending, in its manifesto, and when the conservatives suggested that increased funding there was no indication of where that would come from. some good news for theresa may is that she doesn't make the front
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news of all the papers because some put the focus on the first face to face summit between president trump and president putin. trump defends putin over us election meddling accusations. it was a pretty extraordinary news conference, lucy. ijust don't extraordinary news conference, lucy. i just don't know extraordinary news conference, lucy. ijust don't know how we can every week be surprised by donald trump. it was extraordinary to see him stand next to the russian president and say he believed his denials about russian interference in the 2016 election over the intelligence of his own agents, american fbi and cia, and not surprising to seejohn brennan, former cia director, call his comments treasonous. because donald trump tends to contradict himself, he makes a statement and
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then goes back for divert his view, it's almost priced in, his comments do tend to move the market is so much anymore. you mentioned criticism from democrats but also from republicans. yes, we are used to, slightly injured to the shocking stuff from trump but this is still shocking. the site of a us president standing next to putin and saying i believe him over my own intelligence officials is such a shocking thing and will shock many americans across the board. the new york times is reporting it as a foreign policy equivalent of charlottesville, where donald trumps said there were good people on both sides, referring to white nationalists who clashed with protesters who were protesting white
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nationalists, and they are saying it is the same thing where it's a breach of a norm, something a us president should never do is say there is false equivalence between progressive protesters and nationalists or say that he believes a russian president over his own intelligence and it has been shocking, and so is what he didn't say, he didn't refer to the robert mueller charges against 12 russian spies charged with interfering in the election, word talk to putin about crimea, which was annexed by russia. he didn't talk with him about syria and he didn't mention the poisoning and killing of a british citizen on british soiljust a few weeks ago, so as far as we can
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tell there are a lot of things he was silent on which are almost as damning. let's move on to the telegraph, which has a picture of the two president shaking hands and the two president shaking hands and the headline, trump backs putin over fbi in election meddling row, so taking the same line. do you agree that president putin has gained more from this than president trump? absolutely, it's a big win for him to make it look like us— russian relations have been reset and use all the contrast between them, one practised, quite manipulative diplomat and the other blustering, saying any comment that came into his mind, and it's interesting how president putin answered the question on whether there had been material kept on donald trump kept
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during a previous trip to moscow. he didn't deny it. he said the pressure disregarded, in a way that hinted at saying of course we do. we must leave it there for now but we will be back at 11:30pm to discuss the stories and many others. that's it from us for now but don't forget you can see the front pages online at the bbc news website. and if you missed the programme any evening, you can watch it later on the bbc iplayer. thank you again, lucy and rachel, and thank you for watching. goodbye. breaking news on the weather front,
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we had a cold front today sweeping across the country, it brought a marked difference, some rain through the spine of the country, to the south it was hot and humid, pressure to the north, and that will be the story tomorrow, thundery showers easing away and fresh air sinks south, so it will be a more co mforta ble south, so it will be a more comfortable night for sleeping, overnight lows of 12—16, so we start tomorrow on a quiet night, there will be a little fair weather cloud but largely dry, settled with one or two showers developing across eastern scotland and north east england, but look at the difference in temperatures, 16—19 across scotla nd in temperatures, 16—19 across scotland and northern ireland, 21—25 in the south—east.
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this is bbc news. i'm rebecca jones. the headlines at 11:00pm: donald trump and vladimir putin hail their first face—to—face summit as a success and "a good start" to improving relations. but mr trump is being widely criticised by policialfigures in the us, with former republican presdiential candidate senatorjohn mccain describing his conciliatory attitude toward russia as, "one of the most disgraceful performances by an american president in memory." ayes to the right, 305. the noes to the left, 302. the government narrowly avoids
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defeat on the customs bill after agreeing to conservative row brexit


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