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this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at 10: more pressure on theresa may's brexit deal as labourjoins forces with other parties to press the government to publish its legal advice. for the government to say, on the one hand, we're not going to vote against the order being made and then to round, if it does turn round tomorrow and say, we're not going to comply with the order, is to get themselves into really deep water. at the 620 summit, the united states and china agree to stop additional tariffs and prevent a further escalation of their trade war. teachers must not be expected to act as substitute parents, according to the chief inspector of schools. also this hour, representatives from almost 200 countries gather in poland for talks on climate change. the talks will focus on how to limit global temperature rises, and try to breath new life into the paris accord. the big fight ends in a draw. british boxer tyson fury narrowly
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fails to take the wbc world heavyweight title from the us champion, deontay wilder. and later this hour, what happens when two strong—minded individuals from opposite sides of the brexit debate meet? brexit blind dates is coming upjust after half—past ten. hello, good morning. theresa may is under new pressure on brexit this morning with demands that she publishes in full the legal guidance she's been given on her withdrawl agreement with the eu. labour is warning it willjoin other parties in bringing contempt of parliament proceedings against the government unless the advice is released ahead of the crucial vote on theresa may's
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deal in nine days‘ time. the shadow brexit secretary, sir keir strarmer, has warned his party will call for a vote of no confidence in the prime minister if the government loses the vote on the deal. with me is our political correspondent, jonathan blake. we have just been hearing from secure stammer. what has he been saying? he has been outlining why he and other opposition parties in parliament believe it is so important that the government publishes this legal advice, this is candid legal advice given to theresa may and her most senior ministers from the attorney general, sir geoffrey cox, about his view and what the legal implications would be of the withdrawal agreement when it comes into place, britain's exit deal with the eu. there is a belief among some, certainly brexiteers mps, that one part of it, the backstop, designed to prevent a ha rd the backstop, designed to prevent a hard border ireland of a trade deal
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cannot be done in time with the eu, isa cannot be done in time with the eu, is a sticking point still. they see that there is something which the uk would not be able to remove itself from unilaterally, and what has been sold as a temporary arrangement could be something that lives on indefinitely. the government has said it will give a statement tomorrow, it will publish a summary of the legal advice to parliament, but that is not enough for some and secure stammer is but that is not enough for some and secure stammer is outlining why he sees this as exceptional circumstances. —— and keir starmer. if they do not produce it tomorrow then we will start contempt proceedings, this will be a collision course between the government and parliament. that then has to be debated in the house, and an order can be made of contempt. i do not want to go down this path, we have nine days to go before this vote and we should not be dealing with contempt of parliament, but at the moment, for the government to say, on the one hand, we're not going to vote against the order being made and then to turn round, if it does turn round tomorrow and say, we're not
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going to comply with the order, is to get themselves into really deep water. he has also been talking about what labour will do the theresa may does lose the vote in nine days‘ time. the working assumption in westminster is she will lose the vote and it is about by the size of the margin rather than whether she can win or lose it. anything can happen in the timing between now and then, but keir starmer says that if theresa may loses that vote on her brexit deal, labour would call a vote of no—confidence in the government. if that happens and the government. if that happens and the government loses it, it has two weeks to effectively reform, come back to parliament and try again to wina back to parliament and try again to win a no—confidence vote. if it loses again, parliament is dissolved and it is a general election. that isa and it is a general election. that is a clear statement of intent at this stage that labour would seek to, in immediate aftermath of that
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vote in parliament, collar vote of no confidence in the government. the conservative party chairman has said that if it happened the government would have to deal with it, but the best way to prevent that is for parliament to pass the deal on december the 11th. thank you. let's speak now to the conservative mp and former attorney general dominic grieve. judy government published the legal advice and phil? there are two macro issues, the first is whether it was right for parliament to ask for the advice and in my view it is not. it is important that the advice the attorney general produces is confidential to government. i made that point when we had the debate on this a couple of weeks ago. the difficulty now is the government did not contested because it felt it was going to lose the vote. therefore it accepted the terms of the address asking for this advice. in the
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circumstances, the government has considerable difficulty if it is going to try and withhold the advice, but it may be that geoffrey cox, the attorney general, when he comes to parliament on monday, is in a position to satisfy parliament without the full advice being produced. that is the state we're in. it is not a happy state of affairs. this is complicated but the reason this is politically potentially dangerous for the prime minister, according to the newspapers today anyway, is that the legal advice says that the backstop arrangement to prevent a hard border in northern ireland will tie britain indefinitely to the european union, and that is what the brexiteers have been warning about. do you accept thatis been warning about. do you accept that is effectively what the legal advice says and that is what the backstop will mean for this country? i have no idea what the legal advice says but what i am quite sure about is that the government is under a duty to publish a statement of the
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government's position on the legalities of brexit, which cannot be incompatible with what the attorney general has himself advised. i would expect this information, if that is what the attorney general‘s advices, i would expect that to be part of the government's explanation to parliament anyway. most commentators think theresa may is going to lose this vote in the house. what will happen after that, in your view, and what should happen? will there be a no—confidence vote, there are so many different scenarios being played out at the moment? many different scenarios being played out at the moment7m many different scenarios being played out at the moment? it is certain there will be a no—confidence vote brought on by the labour opposition but my own view is it is unlikely to fail. unless the dup decide that they want to support the opposition and bring down the government and precipitate a general election, i think the government is likely to survive a vote of no—confidence and i would be voting to support the government in a vote
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of no confidence, even though i will not be supporting the government in respect this deal. if the government is still in place, does theresa may have a plan b, does she go back to brussels and try to renegotiate, even though she and brussels have said, they are not going to reopen this deal and start again?” said, they are not going to reopen this deal and start again? i do not know. my personal view is we should have a second referendum. i think it is the only way of resolving what is otherwise going to turn into a dead—endin otherwise going to turn into a dead—end in terms of parliament being able to sort this matter out. it isa being able to sort this matter out. it is a massive importance to the future of the country. although the prime minister has done her very best, believe the deal she has come back with is not in the national interest. the terrible truth about all this is that unless you believe in the vision which is shared by some of my heart brexit colleagues of britain outside the eu with no ties, which i believe would cause chaos, there is not no deal we can
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get that is better than staying in the eu. lots of people would say if there is another vote to leave, we're back to square one, nothing has changed ? we're back to square one, nothing has changed? it is possible that if we we re has changed? it is possible that if we were to have a second referendum that the public we decide we still to leave. if they want to leave on the prime minister's terms, although i would be concerned about that, i ama i would be concerned about that, i am a democrat, but that would be the end of it. the truth is what we are now talking about in the terms of leaving the eu bears very little relationship to what we were debating 2.5 years ago in the referendum. it is crazy that we should drag the united kingdom out of the eu into an unsatisfactory relationship that nobody wants, simply because we were given an instruction 2.5 years ago which in fa ct was instruction 2.5 years ago which in fact was an instruction to do something rather different, or indeed, sometimes wonder, i am
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something rather different, or indeed, sometimes wonder, iam not altogether clear what the instruction was, apart from an expression of understandable versatility against the eu and probably against the political classes at the same time. dominic grieve, good to talk to you. thank you forjoining us. the conservative mp and former attorney general dominic grieve. the united states has announced that it's reached an agreement on trade with china after talks at the g20 summit in argentina. president trump met with chinese leader xi jinping and confirmed he will not carry out threats to raise tariffs on chinese goods from 10 to 25%. caroline rigby‘s report does contain some flash photography. the us president and his chinese counterpart, meeting for the first time since a trade war erupted between their two countries. many might assume their relationship had soured in recent months but donald trump was more upbeat. the relationship is very special, the relationship that i have with president xi, and i think
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that is going to be a very primary reason why we will probably end up getting something that will be good for china and good for the united states. both countries have imposed tariffs on billions of dollars worth of goods but following their meeting at the end of the g20, the united states announced that, for now at least, it would not go ahead with its threat to raise tariffs against china to a rate of 25% in january. the white house said that, in return: the two sides will now engage in trade talks with the goal of reaching an agreement within 90 days, but from technology to tariff barriers, america has many more demands on china which it says
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must be met. so this may very well only be a temporary truce between the two powers. earlier, the french president, emmanuel macron, told reporters the world trade organization which regulates trade disputes, should be modernised. translation: we believe deeply that the modernisation of the world trade organization is absolutely indispensable and that the work that the oecd is doing in order modernise the wto is a necessary step to enhance our multilateralism in the matter of trade. then in their final communique, the leaders of the world's largest economies, together, called for the body's reform. the g20 summit also saw other conflicts and disagreements raised. most notably, russia's seizure of ukrainian navy personnel and the question of whether saudi arabia's crown prince was behind the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi, an accusation he strongly rejects.
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caroline rigby, bbc news. a major climate change summit gets under way in poland this morning with representatives from nearly 200 countries attending. although talks officially open on monday, such is the sense of urgency in tackling the problem that negotiators have started work a day early. our environment correspondent matt mcgrath is at the conference in katowice. very important discussions, so many countries they are, what are they hoping to achieve? yes, they have started a day earlier and there are supposed to be 23,000 people gathering here over the next few days. they have started early because of the sense of urgency from the scientific reports that have come out in the last few months and because, they are quite far behind on the work they are trying to do here. three years ago in paris, the
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negotiations —— the negotiators in this forum sign the paris climate agreement and there was a great sense of triumph in the world that something was being done about climate change. in the three years since, the negotiators have been trying to work out how to put the plan into action. they have been bogged down and the other hundreds of pages of rules and the rule book. they are tied up with that and trying to make progress in poland, as well as trying to make progress on cutting emissions, which the scientists say there is little time to do. is it unwieldy, having so many and representatives, all these different shades of opinion on the environment and climate change? it is an immensely frustrating process for the people in it and the people reporting on it. it has been going on for 2530 years and it has made slow progress. the idea is it isa made slow progress. the idea is it is a common world, we share the environment and the voice of
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eve ryo ne environment and the voice of everyone should be heard, and in this process, nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. it is all by unanimous consent. it makes it very slow and it gets very bogged down, but as they say, things have changed, things are moving, things have happened. we have renewable energy now that we did not have 15 yea rs energy now that we did not have 15 years ago. that can be traced to the decision here. it has an impact but it is slow and frustrating, but the people involved say it is the only game in town. scientists have warned re ce ntly game in town. scientists have warned recently in the key un report that time is starting to run out. that is one of the big pressures, the report from the icc a couple of months ago is very much in people's mines, that stark figure of having to halve our emissions from the current level by 50%, effectively, by2030 current level by 50%, effectively, by 2030 to prevent it rising by 1.5 degrees this century it has concentrated minds a great deal but
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alongside that is political pressure from the likes of president macron and the secretary—general of the united nations, who are desperate to see some progress in the major internationalforum, something see some progress in the major international forum, something that is taking a bit of a battering in the last couple of years for the likes of president ron. thank you, matt, our environment correspondent in poland —— president trump. the headlines on bbc news: more pressure on theresa may's brexit deal — as labourjoins forces with other parties to try to force the government to publish its legal advice. at the g20 summit, the united states and china agree to stop additional tariffs and prevent a further escalation of their trade war. schools should not be expected to act as substitute parents and tackle obesity and toilet training, says the head of ofsted. news of the big fire now and all of the rest of the sports news. tyson fury is looking for a rematch
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against deontay wilder after their wbc heavyweight title fight ended in a contentious draw. the british fighter appeared to be ahead on points even though he was knocked down twice in the later rounds. ade adedoyin was at the fight in los angeles. tyson fury will feel like the moral victor denied because he has been out of the sport for some three yea rs, out of the sport for some three years, only had to fight since his comeback and the two opponents he faced were nowhere near the level of deontay wilder, the wbc champion and, yet, tyson fury almost won the fight. it was an incredible performance, he went down twice, a punch to the side of the head and the second knock—down was a clubbing right hand, it looked like he was out cold on the commerce and somehow he got up, dragged himself up and even rallied to look like he heard deontay wilder towards the end of the round. opinion split about this bike, many former world champion saying tyson fury should have got the decision. lennox lewis posted a message on social media suggesting
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the wbc world champion deontay wilder was gifted the decision. a lot of people saying they would like to see a rematch, both fighters have said they are open to the idea. anthonyjoshua had said they are open to the idea. anthony joshua had been said they are open to the idea. anthonyjoshua had been hoping to face deontay wilder at wembley stadium next year but he may have to find a different partner for that. a fantastic contest which lived up to expectations. there were not many people who thought i could come here and box like that after two and a half years out of the ring. it's not been a secret what i have been doing out of the ring. i have been living like a rock star, and that is not a great thing, by the way, because i have had a very low time doing it. i fought back from suicide and mental health and depression and anxiety. and i wanted more than anything tonight to show the world that it can be done. anything is possible with the right mindset. if you believe in yourself, with sacrifice and dedication and the right help, you can come back. it's derby day in the premier league this afternoon. chelsea—fulham,
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arsenal—spurs and then liverpool against everton, so expect some movement in the top four, but no—one's catching manchester city today. they are five points clear at the top after a 3—1win over bournemouth at the etihad stadium. it was 1—1 at half time before second—half goals from raheem sterling and ilkay gundogan made sure the champions remain unbeaten in the league. in the first half, we were flat, we were not on the pace that we are normally able to play. in the second half after five or ten minutes, when fabian delph came in, we changed our duels and our aggression to get into it. in the second half, we were like normal, we tried to be. jose mourinho say his manchester united team lack "mad—dogs" in midfield. they found themselves 2—0 down at southampton. the saints are in the relegation zone, but were in dreamland
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after 20 minutes with goals from stuart armstrong and cedric. united equalsied by half—time through romelu lukaku and ander herrera. it finished 2—2. united are seventh, 16 points off the top. we don't start well, many, many times and today you had a reason for that little bit of fragility because mctominay and matic were completely out of position. out of their nature. to have more continuity in your attacking waves, you cannot lose the ball so easily and we lost the ball many, many times. the floodlights went off twice in the scottish premiership game between kilmarnock and hibernian but that didn't stop killie moving up to second in the table. they won 3—0 . eamon brophy scored two of the goals. elsewhere, there were wins for livingston and hamilton.
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rangers play hearts later and rangers play hearts later and rangers can go top of the table with a win. a ninth straight rugby union premiership win sent saracens back to the top of the table. the unbeaten champions beat wasps 29—6 at allianz park, the match was close for an hour before late tries from jamie george and then this interception from nick isekwa made the scoreline more comfortable. bristol, gloucester and newcastle were also winners yesterderday the four—time world champion john higgins has hinted that he might retire from snooker, after losing to fellow scot alan mcmanus in the second round of the uk championship in york. mcmanus came from 5—3 down to win the match 6—5. higgins failed to make a break over 50. he said it was the wost he had ever felt in his career. he said it was the worst he had ever felt in his career. you can follow the sticker today on the bbc sport website and also details of the scottish league cup final coming up between celtic and
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aberdeen. a lot of fa cup goals on there as well and lots more reaction to tyson fury‘s draw against deontay wilder in the wbc heavyweight bout in the early hours of this morning. i will be back with more in the next hour. thank you very much indeed. parents should not expect schools to police children's eating and exercise, or toilet train pupils — according to england's chief inspector of education. amanda spielman will argue that the answer to the obesity crisis lies in the home, and that parents should not "abdicate responsibility". neither can schools be a "panacea" for knife crime or child neglect. our correspondentjenny kumah is here now. what else has she been saying? basically a message that teachers and parents almost have to work together, really? amanda spielman has been in thejob together, really? amanda spielman has been in the job for about two yea rs has been in the job for about two years and she's proving that she is happy to speak out about issues she
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feels are important and this is really about who is responsible for what you learn and when and she says that, you know, you may think that toilet training is obvious, who is responsible for that, but there are a number of people involved in a child's live and in a speech later today to teachers and social care professionals, she will raise her concerns about where this responsibility lies and she will make it clear what schools are actually responsible for. so on the issue of knife crime, she feels the lines are getting blurred and we can look at some of the things she has been saying. it who want to work together to find a solution, and on the issue of obesity and weight gain, two studies have shown they would question the
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benefits of the school obesity programmes and she will say that schools can teach children about the importance of healthy eating and exercise, but they cannot take over the role of health professionals and the role of health professionals and the answer lies in the home and pa rents the answer lies in the home and parents should not abdicate their responsibility. and she also has criticism for parents who send their children to school, children are starting school in nappies, they can't use the toilet, and on that, she says that toilet training is the role of pa rents she says that toilet training is the role of parents and that this should not be left to schools and she will say only in the most extreme cases should parents be excused from this most basic of parenting tasks. now, you get the sense that she feels that, at the moment, too much of the burden of responsibility for a whole range of issues is falling on schools. the department of education say they are giving schools the power and investment so they can keep pupils safe and healthy. thank you very much indeed.
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the french president, emmanuel macron, will meet his prime minister and other senior officials today to discuss the violent protests this weekend in paris. this morning he visited the arc de triomphe which was targetted by protesters. at least 110 people were injured, and more than 270 were arrested, when anti—government protestors burned cars, vandalised buildings and clashed with riot police. bill hayton reports. parisiens are used to demonstrations, but this violence was of an intensity rarely seen in the french capital. smoke from torched cars mixed with water cannon and tear gas deployed by riot police. one protester was left in a critical condition as these metal gates were ripped down. demonstrators also scrawled anti—macron graffiti on structures, including the arc de triomphe. at the g20 in argentina, the french president condemned the violence, much of which,
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the authorities believe, was caused by extremists from both the left and right. translation: what happened today in paris has nothing to do with the peaceful expression of a legitimate anger. no cause justifies that authorities attacked, that businesses are plundered, that passers—by orjournalists are threatened or that the arc de triomphe is defiled. what began two weeks ago was a peaceful protest by the so—called "yellow vest" movement against rising fuel taxes has now evolved into a far broader show of anti—government anger. later, on his return to france, emmanuel macron will convene an urgent meeting with his prime minister and other senior officials to address the situation. but, on the ground in paris, the cleanup has already begun. time for many to survey the damage and try to understand how a peaceful march could turn into such
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a dark day of destruction for the city of light. workers at a building site in bristol have become the first in the uk to use futuristic exoskeletons. developed in california, the robotic vests were first built to rehabilitate stroke victims. it's now hoped they can help people lift heavier weights with less strain. our correspondentjoe miller went to see them. a simple screw driven by a mixture of man and machine. this isn't the set of a superhero film, it'sjust a construction site in bristol, staffed by bionic builders. repetitive movement on anyjoints, eventually you feel something. i have tennis elbow at the minute and to be honest, lifting the boards today,
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it hasn't been too bad at all. this cyborg—like vest was originally built to rehabilitate stroke victims. for the first time in the uk it's being used to reduce the strain of routine overhead work. under my own steam, this can get tiring quite quickly. but transformed into iron man, i can keep doing this all day long with the help of my second skeleton, which is able to support the weight of up to two large bowling balls. they may look like elaborate toys, but exos keleto ns are notjust a gimmick. there's something like 125,000 work—related injuries in construction which is a staggering figure. if the vest can take it away, because it's doing some of the work for them, that's the positive. is this a step towards the robots taking over? i think we are a bit way off that yet.
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there are new technologies and we know the construction industry needs to modernise. exoskeletons are already hard at work in america, reducing fatigue on ford's busy production lines. not everyone is a fan. some are worried this tech will give bosses an excuse to demand longer hours and push for a later retirement age. and when tested in a battlefield simulation, researchers found exoskeleton wearers were slower to react. there is no lack of focus back in the west country, where even young workers are keen to embrace their robotic assistants. but exoskeleton tech is still in its infancy, and the next generation of mechanised sidekicks mightjust decide to do away with their masters. time pro look at the weather with louise. we are looking at a quieter
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day of weather for most of us, particularly in comparison to yesterday. it is a brighter, drier start across parts of eastern england in comparison to yesterday. the cloud is thinning and breaking a few places but there is a brisk westerly wind driving in a few showers along wales, south—west england and on that channel facing coast, we may see gusts of wind in excess of 30—110 mph. by complete contrast, further north and east, clearer skies and after a chilly start, temperatures will struggle through the day, 7—8 further south, a very mild afternoon in prospect. as we go overnight monday towards tuesday, we have a weather bringing yet more wet and windy weather into the far south—west. showery outbreaks of rain moving through wales, northern england and the midlands through the day. by contrast, northerly wind continues to dominate across much of scotland. dry but chilly here, mild into


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