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ona on a cloudy note, perhaps a start on a cloudy note, perhaps a bit of early brightness for eastern scotla nd bit of early brightness for eastern scotland and central and eastern parts of england. otherwise, the cloud could be thick enough for some spots of rain, the afternoon sees the weather turning increasingly went the weather turning increasingly we nt a cross the weather turning increasingly went across the west of the country with heavy rain moving in. dry and bright towards the south—east, and thatis bright towards the south—east, and that is where there will be the highest temperatures, still into the low 20s. on tuesday night on wednesday, a couple of weather fronts moving south—east with across the uk. and both of these will have cooler air following. at first a cold front bringing the wet start for east anglia and the south—east. showers will follow, and then cooler and fresher air. then moving in to northern ireland, scotland and north wales, bringing a strip of rain with it, and chilly airfollowing wales, bringing a strip of rain with it, and chilly air following that one through. so, around 12 in aberdeen and 15 for edinburgh and belfast. taking a look at the charts for thursday, you can see we have north—westerly winds initially, but later in the day this warm front edging and of the atlantic. that
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will bring a return to some milder air across western areas as you go through thursday. with that they will still be a lot of cloud around and it will thicken to bring rain across north—western areas particularly, and a few showers elsewhere. temperatures lifting a bit, eyes of 17 degrees in belfast. we end the working week on friday, another cold front pushing southwards. another seesaw day of temperatures. in many areas it will feel a bit cooler, 17 degrees in london and of sunshine and showers and showers and brisk winds across the north and west of the country, 15 degrees not feeling particularly special. that area of low pressure and its associating cold front will start to ease on the weekend. we start to ease on the weekend. we start the day quiet on saturday with sunny spells, but probably quite a cold start for the time of year. then another warm front moving into the north—west. this will bring an area of thick cloud and outbreaks of rain, but with fresher higher further southwards that is where there will be the best of the sunshine, and in the sunshine
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temperatures around 19 or 20 at best. back to where we started the bulletin, hurricane dorian, which has been slow moving across the northern bahamas. the track of their storm remains pretty uncertain over the next couple of days, with a big? over just how close the next couple of days, with a big? overjust how close it will get to the east coast of florida. we could see a small change that will bring it closer in but we will have to wait and see, the track is uncertain. from that it begins to accelerate later in the week, turning into a normal area of low pressure that ultimately will probably end up bringing a spell of windy weather to iceland. and we will get a weather front associated with that, but driven by the usual temperature contrast we have across the atlantic at this time of year.
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hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment. first, the headlines: the prime minister has signalled he will ask for a general election if mps vote to stop a no—deal brexit. an emergency meeting of the cabinet was called this afternoon. they were told an early election could be an option. as conservative mps were being entertained in the garden of number ten, borisjohnson urged colleagues not to side with the opposition. i don't want an election, you don't want an election. let's get on with the people's agenda. a few yards away in whitehall, protesters accused the prime minister of mounting a coup as labour said it welcomed the prospect of a general election. i will be delighted. when the election comes,
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i'm ready for it, you're ready for it, we're ready for it. i will take the message out there and above all, we will win for the people of this country! hurricane dorian batters the bahamas with thousands of homes destroyed. a man admits to the manslaughter of 3—year—old alfie lamb after crushing him behind his car seat last year. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are former pensions minister ros altmann and writer and broadcaster mihir bose. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the ft‘s front page focuses on the prime minister's speech on brexit after about 20 conservative rebels joined forces
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with opposition mps to propose an alternative brexit bill. the i says mrjohnson told the mps they would leave him with no choice but to call an election if they defeated the government over the bill. the telegraph also leads on that story and adds mrjohnson would be the shortest serving prime minister in history if he lost the election. it could be held, as predicted by many, on october the 14th. the mirror features jeremy corbyn‘s comments that he would be delighted to have a general election, because labour are ready for it and will win. that is a quote. the guardian says that mps will try to seize control of the commons timetable tomorrow in order to push through the bill at high speed. that is a flavour, very much
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dominated by the brexit endgame, as it's being called by many. the daily telegraph, yourformer it's being called by many. the daily telegraph, your former paper, it's being called by many. the daily telegraph, yourformer paper, they quote borisjohnson as saying he doesn't want an election, we don't wa nt doesn't want an election, we don't wantan doesn't want an election, we don't want an election, but it is planned for october the 14th, but that's what senior government sources are saying despite him not saying that. the way it's presented is despite what he said, this is his end strategy and one gets the impression this is borisjohnson‘s words and his plan for october the 14th is the words of dominic cummings, planning for the election. the telegraph has a good piece inside that says despite borisjohnson saying we are making progress and so on and so forth about having a deal, actually they are having parallel negotiations with the eu about planning a no deal. in fact if you like they are on two parallel tracks and this is what they have from
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their inside sources in the war cabinet... exit war cabinet. to a certain extent, johnson is trying to call the bluff of the rebels, proroguing parliament, but actually that pushed the rebels into a harder sta nce that pushed the rebels into a harder stance and he may have thought that was going to crack them but who knows, this might crack them but the question is even if he decides to call an election, in the old days a prime minister would call an election, two—thirds of mps would have to vote. despite whatjeremy corbyn just have to vote. despite whatjeremy corbynjust said, have to vote. despite whatjeremy corbyn just said, would have to vote. despite whatjeremy corbynjust said, would labour actually vote for an election? that would be tough for them to say they have been campaigning for a general election for ages, months and months. but they don't really want one. they don't want another referendum, they want a general election. for them to say they don't wa nt election. for them to say they don't want a general election is unthinkable forjeremy corbyn to say. he has said he does want an election but the issue i'm hearing is there would be a concern that
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they want to vote for an election as long as voting for an election doesn't fall into this trap that they might then find the election isn't on the 14th of october, but could even be on the first of november, after falling out of the eu and the prime minister has said, "we are going to leave deal or no deal" stop how are they going to achieve that? how can they stop him doing that? how can they start a secret moving of the date from the 14th to another date. it might require further legislation that would say if there's an election it would say if there's an election it would have to be held after an extension has been requested, if it is not in time for us to avoid a no—deal brexit. for example, we're going to legislation coming anyway. whether or not we're going to see the tory anti— no—dealers stand up
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against the government is a question against the government is a question a numberof against the government is a question a number of people have got. but i really think they will stand firm. they believe no—deal is so dreadful and there is such a high risk of it that they won't countenance that, and they will put their belief in the national interest ahead of their owi'i career the national interest ahead of their own career and the party interest. haven't they gone before to the edge of the river and notjumped in? haven't they shown a lack of resolve ? haven't they shown a lack of resolve? how are you confident that your fellow conservatives at this time are going to stand together and make a stand? we've never been in the position where we've had a prime minister who seems to be perfectly willing to countenance no—deal, almost welcoming it, and potentially putting barriers in the way of getting a deal. we know dropping the backstop is not something that the eu are going to do unless we come up
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with our own proof that we don't need it. so farwe with our own proof that we don't need it. so far we haven't been able to do that. the guardian, similar sort of headline, johnson's ultimatum: on the commons voting this week, mihir, do you think the so—called rebel alliance would have the numbers to block a no—deal brexit? do they have enough mps?m numbers to block a no—deal brexit? do they have enough mps? if they have 20 conservative mps voting and if the labour supporters ofjohnson are not more than half a dozen...” don't think there are more than that. then in that case they would get it through. then it goes to the house of lords, where they could be filibustered, and that's where you come in and how will you sitting in the house of lords make sure... that's a good question, because the lords basically has a remain majority, doesn't it? the lords has consistently rejected a no—deal brexit, that's what this is about.
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there is talk it could be filibustered in the lords and boris johnson could pack the lords with new peers. they would have to go through the house of lords appointments commission and get their titles and then made a maiden speech. that is rather unrealistic. the other hypothesis or scenario is the government ignores legislation, which is what michael gove was kind of suggesting. that is so frightening. are we a parliamentary democracy, do we have a rule of law or do we have some kind of a dictatorship which says we are deciding what's going to happen and we don't care what parliament thinks? and we don't care what the public thinks! the public might say are we a democracy, we voted for brexit, why doesn't it get implemented? they did vote for brexit, absolutely, but the brexit offered by the leave campaign was one where we had a good deal, free trade, more money and we take back
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control for parliament. if that's not being delivered, that's not what 17.4 million voted for. when you look at every election since the referendum, all the results show the majority of voters voted for parties that were against no—deal. there's no democratic mandate, there hasn't been any election where no—deal was potentially on, if you like, the ballot paper where the majority has favoured that. we can't say it is democratic to insist the country come out without a deal. the problem is the vote, if it takes place, and the bill passes, it would say we wa nt the bill passes, it would say we want another delay. where is the proposal? where is the deal? in essence, the people who would vote for this bill are saying we want a second referendum but we're not going to get that, are we? that is boris johnson's argument, we've going to get that, are we? that is borisjohnson's argument, we've had delays before, what's the point in
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another? i can see merit in that, i was personally a remainer, but if there's another delay, where are you going to get? the eu has said this is the best deal you're going to get. and it might still get through. what might still get through?‘ version of the deal that's already been extensively negotiated. but not without massive change to the backstop surely? the backstop is a protection for northern ireland and if we can come up with alternative that can protect the border in northern ireland and protect the single market from being, if you like, infected with potentially goods that are not suitable for the single market, then we can do away with the backstop, or if we agree to have a border down the irish sea, that's another option. the daily mail: borisjohnson boris johnson didn't actually borisjohnson didn't actually name an election date, did he? haven't even been shown a ballot box...
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they're actually showing a ballot box. slightly misleading. what's so important is boris is threatening people who are saying we don't want no—deal and suggesting they are being disloyal by voting withjeremy corbyn, but some of the people now in cabinet, and nearly 30 of the tory hardliners voted withjeremy corbyn against mrs may's deal when borisjohnson corbyn against mrs may's deal when boris johnson voted corbyn against mrs may's deal when borisjohnson voted for it, when jacob rees—mogg voted for it, so they voted for it before. what the mail is saying, and quoting borisjohnson as saying, if tory rebels top his legs off, as it were, by blocking no—deal, his argument is you are undermining his negotiating strategy with brussels. he is saying thatis strategy with brussels. he is saying that is working and he's making progress. there's no sign of that. he is saying there is progress and
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that's because they are starting to believe britain is serious about a no—deal. believe britain is serious about a no-deal. if you are preparing his election plan, if it goes through he can say i could have got a deal but for the rebels, they undercut me and chopped off my legs and they prevented me from convincing the eu that day have to give me a better deal. that's what the hard brexiteers did to mrs may's deal, she could have said the same thing, but somehow there's no parallel and we've become this extremist party that says no—deal is the only game in town and unless we can get to 11:55pm and watch the eu capitulate, it's not going to be real brexit and i don't think they will do that. the sun, as in a snap election, october the 14th. a quick word on who would win an election if it were on october the 14th? i think boris would win, he's a better campaigner,
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strategist, and he wouldn't make the kind of mistakes theresa may did. she had a terrible campaign.” kind of mistakes theresa may did. she had a terrible campaign. i think it's most likely to be a hung parliament. another? i don't think an election will sort things out. not a clear victory for boris johnson. let us move reluctantly away from brexit! drag ourselves away! let's drag ourselves away, because there are some other stories in the papers, readers will no doubt be delighted to hear. one interesting story in the times about statins and replacing the daily pill with a couple of jabs per year. statins. .. some people are saying they are being prescribed like aspirin, of course, they reduce cholesterol and reduce the possibility of heart attack or stroke 's. the problem with starting pills is you have to ta ke with starting pills is you have to take them everyday, you to remember everyday, now research has shown you
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can have ajab, everyday, now research has shown you can have a jab, a everyday, now research has shown you can have ajab, a bit everyday, now research has shown you can have a jab, a bit like a flu jab, and if you take it twice a year... it jab, and if you take it twice a year. .. it works jab, and if you take it twice a year... it works very well and it can reduce the enzyme that is produced by the liver that causes cholesterol and it would be easy to do. what do you think? i think it would be an excellent idea. obviously there's going to be potential downsides. i know my husband has been taking statins for a few years and has terrible side—effects and has to keep changing pills. actually high cholesterol is such a danger to your life, you know. strokes, heart attacks. if you're at risk of that you need to bring your cholesterol down, either by tablets or diet and exercise. these jabs, just two jabs per year, can cut your cholesterol by 50% and save your life. of course, we need to make sure the 6
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million people currently taking statins are safe to go on to this and there aren't big side—effects from the jabs as well. all right, let's conclude by returning to downing street, but not really to politics, more to do with a new arrival there, the dog, the rescue dog. so cute! that's in the metro and a few other papers. a rescue dog called ellen, featured with the prime minister's girlfriend, carrie. there's already a pet, larry the cat —— ilhan. girlfriend, carrie. there's already a pet, larry the cat -- ilhan. larry has been ruling the roost for some time, having been through 3‘ end ministers. there is larry. larry featured prominently whenever we had a live shot of downing street —— 3‘ end ministers. larry doesn't frighten the rebels. would dillon?
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doesn't look very frightening. only a doesn't look very frightening. only 3 puppy- doesn't look very frightening. only a puppy- a doesn't look very frightening. only a puppy. a rescue dog. you wonder what larry is going to make of a dog arriving. this must happen in homes up arriving. this must happen in homes up and down the country when you've got a cat who has been there for ages and suddenly a dog arrives. given paws forethought?” ages and suddenly a dog arrives. given paws forethought? i like that! there he is arriving, not a new member of the cabinet but a new pet for number 10. some suggestions that new dog might be nipping at the heels of the ankles of rebel conservatives. may be they will become best friends? maybe they will. larry will be able to teach dillon a thing or two about managing politicians to. another instrument
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for dominic cummings? peace and harmony in downing street! thanks for your insight and analysis on politics and pets. that's it for the papers tonight. don't forget you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc news website. it's all there for you seven days a week at and if you miss the programme any evening you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. thank you, ros altmann and mihir bose. goodnight. good evening, i'mjane dougall. here's your latest sports news. world number one naomi osaka says she's learned a lot from her early exit from the us open. the defending champion lost in straight sets to belinda bencic. the swiss had 29 winners to beat osaka 7—5, 6—4.
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her win means she'll now face donna vekic in the quarter—finals, a prospect that clearly delighted her. osaka's defeat means the japanese player will lose her world number one ranking. and both the women's and men's defending champions are now out of the us open, after novak djokovic's retirement because of a shoulder injury. right now, i have this feeling of sadness, um, but i also feel like i've learned so much during this tournament and, honestly, i've learned so much during this tournamentand, honestly, of i've learned so much during this tournament and, honestly, of course i wanted to defend this tournament, but i feel like the steps that i've taken as a person have been much greater than, like, i taken as a person have been much greaterthan, like, iwould imagine at this point. so i hope that i can
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keep growing and i know that if i keep growing and i know that if i keep working hard then of course i'll have better results. to cricket now: england and australia trained at old trafford today ahead of the fourth ashes test, which starts on wednesday. the series is level after that incredible ben stokes century which saw england win by one wicket at headingley. one of the many sub—plots in manchester will be england fast bowlerjofra archer and australia's steve smith facing each other again. a delivery from archer struck smith on the neck in the second test at lord's, causing him to miss the last match. another one of england's pace bowlers, stuart broad believes archer won't change his style when he faces australia's leading run—scorer again. the first thing is it's great that steve's ok and coming back into test cricket, but test cricket's a brutal sport and it's a sport countries are going hell for leather against each other. i'm sure when steve comes in, d raft jofra other. i'm sure when steve comes in, draftjofra will other. i'm sure when steve comes in,
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draft jofra will be other. i'm sure when steve comes in, draftjofra will be in rooty‘s ear wanting the ball, and that's the intensity test cricket brings. it was also revealed today that there will be a change to the england batting order. joe denly will open at old trafford, swaping places with jason roy, who drops down to number four. ireland head coachjoe schmidt has named his world cup squad with a shock omission. devin toner has been left out. the leinster lock has featured 60 times under schmidt, more than any other player. munster‘s south africa—bornjean kleyn only qualified to play for ireland three weeks ago and has taken toner‘s place for the tournament in japan. ireland begin their campaign against scotland on the 22nd of september. the us anti—doping agency has withdrawn its case against sprinter christian coleman, the fastest man in the world this year. coleman had been charged with missing three drugs tests and was facing an automatic one—year ban. the sprinter had argued that one of the missed tests was outside the i2—month period in which the three strikes can be applied. if found guilty, coleman would have
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missed the world championships and the 2020 olympic games in tokyo. he's now free to compete at the world athletics championships, in doha later this month. the decision can still be appealed by wada or the athletics governing body. bury fans are continuing to fight for their club, with crisis talks being held to try to find a way to get bury back into the football league. fan groups have met with local mps and the mayor of manchester to try to secure a future for the club, which was expelled from the league after financial difficulties and a buyer pulling out at the 11th hour. we recognise that the mismanagement of the club has put bury in this situation, perhaps given the club an unfair advantage, so we understand the football league need to take action. what we feel, though, is the punishment is unduly harsh and what we've developed today is a proposal to try and persuade the other clubs
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that bury should remain a football league club but entering league two for the 2021 season. that's all the sport for now. there's a trend to something cooler for all of us in the week ahead. still not much rain in parts of east and south—east england and barely a cloud in the sky in sevenoaks on monday afternoon but for others, more cloud and outbreaks, some heavy, especially in scotland, northern ireland and parts of northern england and more on tuesday but early tuesday, more rain confined to southern scotland, northern england, quite light and patchy but mist and fog developing in western coasts. we start tuesday with sunshine in central, southern and eastern england and the northern ireland and channel islands, hanging on to that in the afternoon. cloud building north and west, bringing rain into northern ireland and northern and western scotland, heavy in places and patria in southern scotland, northern england and parts of wales and dry in central, southern and eastern england with
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temperatures up to 22, 15 where we have the cloud and rain in scotland. eastwa rds have the cloud and rain in scotland. eastwards on tuesday evening and this rain sliding south and east along england and wales, some could be heavy and clear spies developing behind and a mild start for many with temperatures in double—figure. a band of rain to deal with first thing on wednesday morning, soon pulling away from east anglia and south—east england with sunshine developing behind. look at isobars squeezing together. a windier day on wednesday, especially for northern and western coast and the rain out of the way for east anglia and south—east england with sunshine behind and showers developing in northern ireland, scotland and northern england with longer spells in places and some showers going to wales and south—west england. much windier day with gales developing in the western isles. at the strength of the wind to temperatures ofjust 12, a chilly day in parts of scotla nd 12, a chilly day in parts of scotland with temperatures getting up scotland with temperatures getting up to 20 or 21 further south and
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east, cooler given the strength of the wind. these fronts will pull away east into thursday and the isobars becoming further spaced, so the winds will fall lighter. still showers and longer spells of particularly for northern and western western scotland, may be pushing into northern ireland. thursday will be a day of sunny spells and variable cloud. brisk breeze, not as strong as wednesday, and a cooler feel and this goes into friday and the weekend. temperatures not much higher than 18 or 19. some outbreaks at times the further north and west you are but drier further south and east. for all the details on hurricane dorian, go to the website. goodbye.
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i'm kasia madera in london. the headlines: borisjohnson insists there are no circumstances that would make him delay brexit, but is the uk on course for a snap election? hurricane dorian claims at least five lives in the bahamas, with 13,000 homes destroyed or damaged. the prime minister says it's a historic tragedy. and i'm rico hizon in singapore. in an emotional outburst caught on tape, hong kong's leader, carrie lam, says she's to blame for the crisis and wishes


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