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this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 9pm: nigel farage calls on borisjohnson to join forces for the election, but the prime minister says there'll be no deal between them. any other party, voting for any other party, it risks putting jeremy corbyn into number10. a man faces extradition from ireland as part of the investigation into the deaths of 39 migrants in a lorry in essex. the england team prepares for tomorrow's big match. will they lift the rugby world cup trophy for the first time since 2003? the queen has wished england's rugby team the very best for a "memorable and successful" match tomorrow.
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the leader of the brexit party, nigel farage, has called on borisjohnson to ditch his withdrawal agreement with the european union and form an alliance with his party in the upcoming general election. speaking at his campaign launch, he said he'd field a candidate in every seat in britain, if the prime minister didn't drop his brexit plans, which he described as a "sell—out". today, mrjohnson said in an interview with the bbc that doing deals with other parties would putjeremy corbyn into number10. more on that shortly, but first, here'sjohn pienaar. the biggest grin in politics,
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but what's he got to smile about? nigel farage‘s party is trailing in the polls, but still grabbing tory votes. so his ultimatum to borisjohnson today — drop your deal, leave the brexit party to fight labour in many leave—voting areas or we'll take on tories across the country. there are around about 150 seats in this country that are labour—held constituencies that the conservative party have never, ever won in their history. that i think is how a deal of this kind would work, a nonaggression pact of this kind would work, and i think it would be to our advantage, to their advantage, but most importantly to brexit‘s advantage. so, an offer of friendship with a hint of menace, but what if all he does is split the brexit vote, help remainers win and parties wanting another referendum 7 you say that you are now the only party fighting for a real brexit. but do you accept, if you are standing in every seat across the country, you're also risking brexit?
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if the conservative party stand on the basis of this new eu treaty, that is not brexit. in those circumstances, we'd be the only person standing saying we must leave the institutions of the european union. the brexit party wants a deal with the tories, maybe needs one to be able to win seats as well as votes. donald trump seems to think it's a good idea for what that's worth, but boris johnson hasn't been tempted. so what would happen if the brexit party stood in seats across the country? what would that do to the outcome? take places like labour dagenham and rainham in essex. it's a tory target and voted leave. but labour could hold on here if brexiteers split. this issue splits families, like brothers jeff and john. i would vote conservative now again because ijust want to get it done. i think it's going on too long, whatever way you are, ijust think it's got to get done so we can get on with other things rather than just keep talking about brexit. john, tell me what you're thinking. so, i'm thinking brexit. i think they need more vote.
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but i'm concerned the vote to brexit could dilute the votes to conservative. hazel, how are you going to vote in this election? labour. why's that? well, because i've always done it, always. my mum and dad done it, so i've always done it. i've never changed. i'm too old now to change, 85, nearly 86. of course, labour's just not relying on old habits. they're promising a better deal and another referendum. to the country as a whole, what we're saying is, whether you're remain or leave, there is a route through for you by voting labour. for the other parties, it's either one side or the other, it's very divisive. one of the things we want to do is try to reunify quite an angry country. the tories are telling voters their brexit will take the uk out, free to strike trade deals, set its own rules and standards. we'll have a choice of parties, a choice of parties, a choice of brexit or no brexit
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at all on polling day as big brexit as big an influence as many perhaps, people just wanting to get it over with. john pienaar, bbc news, essex. the prime minister has rejected calls from nigel farage and donald trump, to work with the brexit party. he said he wouldn't enter into electoral pacts, but that he was "always grateful for advice", wherever it comes from. the prime minister also suggested the us president was wrong to believe that a trade deal between the us and the uk would be difficult under his brexit deal. between the us and the uk would be he was speaking to our political editor, laura kuenssberg. are there any circumstances under which you might work with nigel farage? well, first of all, it's a great brexit, it's a proper brexit, it delivers exactly what we wanted, what i wanted when i campaigned in 2016 to come out of the european union, it takes back control of our money, our borders, our laws, it enables us to do proper, all—singing, all—dancing free—trade deals.
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the difficulty about doing deals with any other party is that any other party simply risks...or voting for any other party simply risks putting jeremy corbyn into number 10. there are no circumstances under which you would work with nigel farage? i want to be very, very clear that voting for any other party than this government, this conservative government, this one—nation conservative government is basically tantamount to putting jeremy corbyn in. your mutualfriend, the president of the united states, thinks you should work with nigel farage. is he wrong? look, i'm always grateful for advice from wherever it comes and we have great relations, as you know, with the us and many other countries. but i'm just telling you, laura, what i think about the way to do this. president trump has also said that your brexit deal means that you can't really do a good deal with the americans. is he wrong about that as well? there's one thing he's right about,
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which is there's certainly no question of negotiating on the nhs, that is absolutely true and he's right about that. but on the technicalities of the deal, anybody who looks at it can see that the uk has full control, as one whole uk — england, scotland, wales and northern ireland — as one uk. he said, "you can't do it, you can't trade, we can't make a trade deal with the uk." so he's misunderstood it? i don't wish to comment on what he may or may not have read. what i'm telling you is what everybody can see from the terms of the deal we did. if we can get it over the line with this election in the middle ofjanuary, then we'll have it done. why would anybody believe you on that when you have broken your promise already? we should have been out of the eu yesterday. you failed on that. i bitterly regret that we haven't come out, but on the other hand, people said we wouldn't be able to get a new deal at all. in your first speech
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on downing street, you stood outside there and said "the buck stops here," and now this has gone wrong, you took your deal away from parliament, like taking your bat and ball away, now you're blaming them. well, with great respect, laura, i don't think that parliament were... i think that mps were never going to deliver that deal on that timetable, and they weren't going to... so why did you try, then? notjust by october the 31st, it was clear from what they did, they wouldn't have done it by christmas. they wouldn't have done it by january the 31st. their strategy was to keep rope—a—doping the government and then pushing the deadline on beyond january the 31st. it would've been totally miserable. would you rule out expanding the use of the private sector in the health service? look, we're putting £34 billion into the nhs, and that is taxpayers' money, and we are absolutely determined to continue to increase taxpayers' money... would you rule out expanding private sector involvement?
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look, of course, you know, there are dentists and optometrists and so on who are providers to the nhs, of course that's how it works, but we believe, i believe passionately in an nhs free at the point of use for everybody in this country, and if you ask me, is the nhs...? of course it isn't. do you worry this gamble of going to the country now might backfire for you, just as it did for theresa may? well, honestly, laura, we've just got no choice, and parliament is determined, this is a parliament that is basically full of mps who voted remain, and the overwhelming bulk of the mps in parliament voted remain, you know, i love them, they're a lot of my friends, but that's the way they are, they voted remain, and they will continue to block brexit if they're given a chance. there was no option for us. prime minister, thank you very much. thank you. and we'll be speaking
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with all the main party leaders over the course of the campaign here on bbc news. the first minister of scotland, nicola sturgeon, says she'll make a formal request for another independence referendum before christmas regardless of who becomes prime minister. the snp leader, campaigning today in edinburgh, said a vote for her party was a vote to escape brexit and a chance to put scotland's future into its own hands. meanwhile, boris johnson and jeremy corbyn have agreed to a head—to—head tv debate later this month. they'll meet on the 19th november on itv. both leaders welcomed the debate on twitter, but the liberal democrats have criticised the two—party format. it's just under six weeks until the general election, and if you're unsure how to register to vote,
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you can find out how by visiting our website at or on the bbc news app. the met police has submitted a file to the crown prosecution service regarding alleged breaches of electoral law by the official brexit campaign group during the 2016 referendum. to explain more, here is our political correspondentjessica parker. what do we know? the official brexit campaign group and some may remember they were find £6,000 last year by they were find £6,000 last year by the electoral commission. the commission found they had broken the rules by spending exceeding the limit by funnelling more than £650,000 to a pro brexit youth group called the leave it full so that fine was handed down at the time and the electoral commission also had a material over to the met police and the officers have been looking at
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that material and what has emerged as evening is those officers have 110w as evening is those officers have now and in a file to the crown prosecution service for what is known as early investigative advice also that happened on thursday the 17th of october. that is an unusual —— not unusual for officers due like that, to hannah file over to the prosecutors for review but we understand that is no happened. thank you very much. the headlines on bbc news... nigel farage calls on borisjohnson to join forces for the election, but the prime minister says there'll be no deal. a man faces extradition from ireland as part of the investigation into the deaths of 39 migrants in a lorry in essex. police confirm all those who died are vietnamese nationals. the england team prepares for tomorrow's big match. will they lift the rugby world cup trophy for the first time since 2003?
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jane may know. it is all about the by, jane may know. it is all about the rugby, is it not, jane? i don't know. a world cup final means all bets are off because... it is the most eagerly anticipated match in rugby union and there's not long now until the world cup final kicks off in japan. fans have made sure they've got to yokohama by hook or by crook to watch the two remaining teams, england and south africa, face each other. for england, it would be revenge for the last time the two sides met in the 2007 final when south africa were the victors. for the springboks, it could be an important moment in history as the team is led out by the country's first black captain. 0ur sports editor dan roan has this report from tokyo.
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another tactical masterclass by eddiejones. it may be the eve of the world cup final, but england's head coach still found time to put some local school kids through their paces today. earlier, it was his captain taking instructions — this the squad's final training session before the biggest game of their lives. it's a good session, boys, it's good work. puts us in good stead for saturday, that. 0wen farrell's leadership‘s been crucial to his team's journey in japan. they've had much to celebrate during this campaign, but he told me the job's not yet complete. we know that, and we can'tjust expect to do the same as last week and the same to happen. we've got to figure out ways to put ourselves in the best place possible to perform. it's 16 years since one of the most cherished moments in english sporting history — jonny wilkinson's extra—time drop goal sealing victory over an australia side coached byjones to win the world cup for the first and only time. today, the hero of that triumph was helping england's kickers as they try to emulate the team of 2003, but he told me this current squad can handle the pressure. i see a difference in this team,
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to a degree, or certainly from some of the players, because i don't think they're like the way i was. i think they're not reclusive, i'm very introverted in that respect. i think they're going to deal with it in their own way. but england's opponents, south africa, also have great pedigree in this tournament, their iconic 1995 triumph on home soil uniting a nation. 2a years on, siya kolisi is the team's first black captain, a powerful symbol of a more representative team. i haven't seen support like this for our team in a very long time, you know, since 2007, and it's really special, and i don't think anyone outside south africa understands what this means to us. i've seen it, i've seen bits of it. i haven't seen all of it yet, and i know tomorrow's going to be more, more, more special for the country. 0rganisers have hailed asia's first world cup a towering success, but for the thousands of england fans descending onjapan, there's only one place to be tomorrow.
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we'd love to get tickets, we are going to try when we go to tokyo. we've got time, we arrive early in the morning, kick—off‘s around six o'clock, i think, local time, so hopefully we can get tickets. we've had requests to find tickets, but they're like gold dust. you wouldn't sell your tickets you've got? no way! how much do you need? how much do you want? go on. not a chance! if england do return home victorious, these are the kind of scenes that will greet them after a win that could change the players' lives and reinvigorate the sport. england will always look back fondly on theirjourney here injapan, having re—established themselves as a majorforce in the game, but now they stand on the brink of sporting immortality, their challenge — to finish on top of the rugby world once again. dan roan, bbc news, tokyo. it was the game that they didn't want to play at the rugby world cup, and they lost. wales were comprehensively beaten by new zealand in the third place play—off by a0 points to 17. the match was also warren gatland's last in charge of wales
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after 12 years in the role, during which time he turned the side's fortunes around. i really hope for what we have achieved in the last ten or 12 years and we felt that we have earned respect and put respect into wales as an international team. that they continue, the new coaches continue to build on that because i think what we've done and what we've achieved, it would break my heart if, you know, wales went back into the doldrums, i think. granit xhaka has been left out of the arsenal squad for tomorrow's match against wolves. he swore at fans after being substituted in their 2—2 draw with crystal palace last weekend. in a statement, he said that repeated threats to his wife and daughter had pushed him to "boiling point" and, though he knows he acted "disrespectfully", he says that he had been "hurt deeply" by comments made on social media and at matches.
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he was also left out of the midweek league cup tie against liverpool. that's all the sport for now. if you want to keep up to date with formula 1, go to the bbc sport website. second practice is under way in austin for the american grand prix. remember, lewis hamilton only has to finish in eighth place on sunday to secure the drivers' championship. that's spoiled for choice, formula 1 and by. back to the rugby world cup. as we said, the queen has sent her message of good luck to the team, so has the prime minister. let's have a look. my my messages i don't think anyone can recall on england team play as well as they did in the match against new zealand. there were passages in a
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play against the all blacks were i just could not believe my eyes. and thatis just could not believe my eyes. and that is with the need to find again and i'm sure they can and i'm totally rooting for them. come on, england, you can do it! that's my message. well, kick—off is less than 12 hours away now, and two exeter chief players, henry slade and luke cowan—dickie, have been named in the england squad to face south africa. three schools in cornwall teamed up with local musicians to release a song to celebrate their links to this historic day. andy birkett reports. # swing low, sweet chariot... the song synonymous with rugby and sung at any match. this is notjust any song or any group singing it. this group are singing it to celebrate not one, but two former pupils who are in the england world cup squad. it is just incredible knowing that
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that could be one of us and it is really inspirational. maybe some of us will play for england. that's the plan, is it? they had a dream like us and they have made that dream. # coming for to carry me home... the great thing about cornwall as a community is everyone does get involved in these projects so it is fairly simple. cornwall is a rugby county and we are very proud of our cornish lads that have gone to the england team from humble backgrounds. so inspiring for the youth and all of cornwall is behind them. while some of the family have headed out to japan, luke's brother has his job to do tonight for the cornish pirates. i would love to be there. be amazing to watch him in the final. if he comes back from japan as a world cup winner, how would you go about that? i will be over the moon. i'm so proud of him.
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lord knows, he'll have to buy me a beer or two... of course, luke and jack aren't the only famous connection this club has with the world cup. former england player was part of the committee that organised a the firstback in 1987. how appropriate would it be on saturday morning if two boys, one from penzance and one from a new lynn were lift that famous trophy? # coming for to carry me home... cheering. the man leading the contaminated blood inquiry says some of the victims and their families are living in "grinding hardship" and is calling on the government to improve their financial support. sir brian langstaff was speaking on the final day of evidence from those who were directly affected by what's been described as the worst treatment disaster in the history of the nhs. around 3000 people died and tens of thousands were infected as a result of blood products carrying hiv and hepatitis c. 0ur health editor hugh pym reports.
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he couldn't do the things other children did. that was all taken away from him. we thought, "i wonder if we've all got it? i wonder if the baby's got it? would itjust be one of us? would malcolm die and i'd be left?" i was told i had about a year to live. i was told not to tell anybody. . . including, excuse me, including my family. they've told their stories, and some have left messages for those they've lost at this memorial which stands at the inquiry. a memorial to the victims, those infected with deadly viruses because of their nhs treatment — haemophiliacs and some who received blood transfusions. steve had hepatitis c. he came to the opening of the inquiry a year ago, but died a few months later. his widow, sue, has given evidence. like others, she's angry
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at the level of financial support for victims and the bereaved. there are a group of people who have been living and dying in poverty because of the state, actions of the state, who've been ignored for so long, who are now actually getting their voices heard, and the inquiry isn't taking away the financial misery. the chair of the inquiry repeated his call for more government financial assistance. an overall picture of relentless hardship for many. it's nowjust over a year ago since i wrote to the minister for the cabinet office calling for decisive action to be taken to alleviate this. a government spokesperson said there was a commitment to guarantee equal support across the uk, and campaigners would be consulted. since april, in this hearing room and at other centres around the uk, nearly 200 witnesses have given their often powerful and moving personal stories to the inquiry. the hearings will resume early next year, and in due course get
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to the doctors who administered the treatments, and eventually the senior civil servants and politicians who were in power at the time. those still living say that on behalf of relatives who have died, what matters above all is getting to the truth. hugh pym, bbc news. let's take a look at some of the day's other top stories. the authorities in cambodia say a 21—year—old british backpacker, whose body was found yesterday, died from accidental drowning. amelia bambridge from worthing in west sussex disappeared more than a week ago after a party on the island of koh rong. the chief coroner for england and wales is calling on the government to consider new laws banning the possession of extremist propaganda. he's issued 18 recommendations following the inquests into the deaths of eight people in the london bridge attacks in 2018. an uber driver has been sentenced to death in lebanon for the murder of a british diplomat.
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rebecca dykes was raped and murdered and found beside a road in beirut two years ago. tarek hous—heieh confessed to raping and strangling the 30—year—old, who worked for britain's department for international development. essex police have begun proceedings to extradite a man from ireland wanted over the deaths of 39 people found dead in the back of a refrigerated lorry. eamonn harrison appeared in court in dublin this morning. it comes as two other men have been arrested in vietnam, as part of the investigation. and this evening, police have confirmed that all those who died were vietnamese nationals. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford has more. eamonn harrison, the 22—year—old from county down in northern ireland, who appeared in court in dublin today on a european extradition warrant. detectives suspect he was the driver of this blue lorry cab which dropped
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off the refrigerated trailer in zeebrugge before the deadly trip across the channel. the trailer travelled from belgium unaccompanied on this cargo ship, the clementine, arriving in purfleet on the thames just east of london. essex police want to extradite eamonn harrison because by the time the trailer got to waterglade industrial estate, less than two miles away, 39 people were found dead inside it. police also want to talk to ronan hughes and his younger brother chris hughes. the trailer was rented in ronan‘s name. and the detective leading the investigation was in northern ireland today to make this direct appeal. ronan and christopher, hand yourselves in to the police service of northern ireland. we need you both to come forward and assist this investigation. in vietnam, the national broadcaster showed pictures of police launching
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an investigation there as two people were taken into custody on suspicion of people smuggling. what started with the discovery of 39 people dead in a refrigerated trailer here on an essex industrial estate has turned into an international investigation, with police looking into what seems to be a loosely—linked global network of criminal organisations smuggling people into the uk from halfway round the world. daniel sandford, bbc news, grays in essex. now, it's time for a look at the weather with tomasz. batten down the hatches, we've got an impending autumn gale and it has prompted the met office to issue a severe weather warning. we've got high winds expected across the southern parts of the uk on saturday. let's have a look at the big picture, this is the low pressure that is going to bring the nasty weather, the strongest of the wind
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will be confined to southern parts of the uk so other areas of the north won't be experiencing high winds. we have rain across northern ireland, scotland as well, to the south of that, the weather will clear up through the night and it is this where you will see, the curl, that is where the wind is racing very fast, severe gales, cornwall, devon, south wales and spreading towards the east. the wind will be very strong, potentially damaging and disruptive. hello, this is bbc news with lu kwesa burak. the headlines. nigel farage calls on borisjohnson to join forces for the election, but the prime minister says there'll be no deal. a man faces extradition from ireland, as part of the investigation into the deaths
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of 39 migrants in a lorry in essex. singing the england team prepares for tomorrow's big match — will they lift the rugby world cup trophy for the first time since 2003? the queen has wished england's rugby team the very best for a "memorable and successful" match tomorrow. now on bbc news: with growing numbers opting for cosmetic surgery through high street clinics, what happens when things go wrong? lucy adams reports. cosmetic surgery is on the high street. but what happens when it goes wrong? there was, like, a big, large hole about the size of a penny, and it was really deep as well. we investigate the £4 billion business which can have life—changing complications. potentially, that could be fatal? if not treated in a rapid timescale, potentially, yes.
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patients who say their surgeons weren't there to pick up the pieces... he's just walked away and is just continuing doing other people's operations. quite the thing, like he's done nothing wrong. ..and say their clinic let them down. you're their patient, you go to them. so they should have a duty of care. we track down the doctor the patients couldn't find. mr 0ttaviani, lucy adams from the bbc. i've got some questions for you. mr 0ttaviani? catherine roan has always hated her nose. even a simple carjourney used to be full of anxiety. just every day, it would be one of the things i thought about most days, was my nose. coming up to roundabouts or traffic lights orjunctions where another car was parked next to me, and the drivers or passengers


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