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tonight at ten, england are just a few hours away from taking to the field in the final of the rugby world cup in japan. they're fired up for the game after crushing the all blacks in the semis, but are taking nothing for granted. 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. their formidable opponents, south africa, are led by the team's first ever black captain. i'm live injapan as the queen sends her best wishes to the england team as they prepare for the game of their lives. also tonight...
nigel farage calls on borisjohnson to join forces in the election, but the government says there'll be no deal with the brexit party. after 39 people are found dead in the back of a lorry in essex, extradition proceedings begin for one suspect in ireland. nothing for one suspect in ireland. one can do about it. on just nothing one can do about it. one just has to get on with it. and, in the crowded world of subscription tv, we talk to the boss of disney about the changing face of television. and later in the hour, all the latest reports, results, interviews and features from the bbc sports centre. good evening. in one of the biggest global
sporting events of the year, in a few hours‘ time, england will take to the field in japan for the final of the rugby world cup. tens of millions of people are expected to tune in to watch the match against south africa, with thousands of england fans having made the journey to yokohama. the queen has sent her best wishes to the team for a memorable and successful match, and while england go into the game as favourites, they face formidable opponents, who are two time previous winners. our sports editor dan roan is in tokyo for us tonight. england have already put the pride back into english rugby during this campaign, and especially since that remarkable semifinal win over new zealand, the all blacks, last weekend. but as they wake up here in tokyo on match day morning, they will be fully aware that they still have one more win to complete what would be a remarkable experience for the sport here. their task, to beat
south africa and become world cup champions again since 2003, but it will not be easy against tough physical opponents. 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. owen 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, 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, 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. organisers 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. 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. dan, can you just sum up for us the significance of this game to english rugby? england have come an awfully long way, clive, since they crashed
out of the last world cup in 2015 at the group stage. it was humiliating for them, and it was in the wake of that failure that the rfu went out and brought in eddiejones. they spent very heavily as well, and the journey since then hasn't always been smooth, there has been controversy. as recently as last year, they finished fifth in the six nations, but eddie jones year, they finished fifth in the six nations, but eddiejones has always said, don'tjudge me on that, and they have really put the pride back into english rugby. they now stand on the verge of world cup glory. it would have course complete a remarkable sporting double, joining england's cricketers who lifted the world cup for the first turn themselves earlier this year, and it would be a timely moment for the rfu, they have had financial difficulties and it would provide a boost in terms of participation numbers, that is certainly that hope. but they still have to do the business today. they will look back fondly on this campaign injapan, because they have restore the
credibility and re—establish themselves as a major force in the game, but now they stand on the brink of sporting immortality. if they can do the business, they can be back on top of the rugby world once again. dan, thank you for that. dan roan live in tokyo. and later in the programme we‘ll be reporting on wales‘ match for third place in the tournament against new zealand. the leader of the brexit party, nigel farage, has called on borisjohnson to abandon his withdrawal agreement with the eu, and form an alliance with his party, in the upcoming election. mr farage 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 sellout. today mrjohnson told 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, but what has 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 will 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 ? you say that you are now the only party fighting for a real brexit. do you accept, if you are standing in every seat across the country, you are also risking brexit? if the conservative party stand on the basis of this new eu treaty, that is not a brexit. in those circumstances, we would 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 is a good idea for what that is 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 i just 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 my vote. but i am concerned the vote to brexit could dilute the votes to conservative. hazel, how are you going
to vote in this election? labour. why is 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 is just not relying on old habits. they are promising a better deal and another referendum. to the country as a whole, what we are saying is, whether you are 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 will have a choice of parties, a choice of brexit or no brexit at all on polling day as big an influence as many perhaps, people just wanting to get it over with. john pienaar, bbc news, essex.
boris johnson has denied donald trump‘s claim, made in a radio interview with nigel farage yesterday, that his brexit deal with the eu could jeopardise a trade agreement between britain and america. the prime minister also insisted that the deadlock over brexit in parliament left him with "no choice" but to call a general election. he‘s been speaking to our political editor, laura kuennsberg. are there any circumstances under which you might work with nigel farage? well, first of all, it is 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, takes back control of our money, our borders, our laws, it enables us to do proper, all—singing, all—dancing free—trade deals. 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. 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, 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... 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‘ve 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. yourfirst speech in 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 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 have been totally miserable. would you rule out expanding the use of the private sector in the health service? look, we are 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? 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 are 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 to all the party leaders over the course of the campaign, here on the bbc news at ten. and our deputy political editor, john pienaar is with me. he is pretty categorical now, but as we get closer to the election could borisjohnson wobble over getting in
bed with nigel farage? it is true, borisjohnson has bed with nigel farage? it is true, boris johnson has made bed with nigel farage? it is true, borisjohnson has made a number of cast—iron pledge is likely. today was supposed to be the first day of life outside the european union. one by one, those promises melted in the crucible of brexit. but it is impossible to believe that in the fortnight between now and candidates closing date on the 1ath, him sharing seats at the brexit party. the tories clearly believe they are strong enough to see off the brexit party challenge and the brexit party think they can hurt them. we can think they can hurt them. we can think that when we see polling day, we will see how the splits between leave and remain have overwhelmed splits in many cases on party lines. we will see splits between nations and regions of the uk, between social classes and between
generations. on the personal level we will see how it strains families and friendships. other leaders say it is their mission to reunite the country. that will be a monumental task for them, whoever wins. john pienaar, thank you. 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 to put scotland‘s future, into its own hands. police investigating alleged breaches of election law by the official brexit campaign during the 2016 referendum, have passed a file to prosecutors. vote leave was fined £61,000 injuly last year, after the electoral commission ruled it had exceeded its legal campaign spending
limit, of £7 million, by almost £500,000. 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. tonight, police confirmed that all the victims were from vietnam. investigators there have arrested two men as part of the investigation. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford has the latest. eamonn harrison, the 23—year—old from county down in northern 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 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 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 to global network of criminal organisations smuggling people into the uk from halfway round the world.
daniel sandford, bbc news, grays in essex. the man leading the inquiry into the nhs contaminated blood scandal has called on the government to improve financial suppport for victims and their families — saying some were living in "grinding hardship". sir brian langstaff‘s comments came after he heard the final day of evidence into how thousands died after being given tainted blood products in the 1970s and 80s. our health editor hugh pym reports. he couldn‘t to 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 at the level of financial support for victims and the bereaved. there are a group of people 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. doctors who administered the treatments will give evidence. so too, the leading civil servants and politicians who were in power at the time. those still living say, that on behalf of relatives who‘ve died, what matters above all is getting to the truth. hugh pym, bbc news. the technology company, apple, has launched its new streaming service apple tv+ in the uk. but competition is fierce, with the walt disney company starting it‘s own streaming service next year. the firm has already
bought marvel studios, the star wars franchise, and 21st century fox. in his only uk interview, disney‘s chief executive, bob iger has been speaking to our media editor, amol rajan. earlier this year, the avengers endgame from marvel entertainment became the biggest—grossing movie in history. 0k. who here hasn‘t been to space? marvel is part of a bigger media giant, the walt disney company, known as disney. over the past 15 years, it‘s been on an acquisition spree under the leadership of bob iger. mr iger, who considered a run for the us presidency, bought pixar animation off stevejobs, lucasfilm off star wars creator george lucas, and last year, in one of the biggest deals in media history, 21st century fox from rupert murdoch. why do you think rupert murdoch wanted to sell? well, i think the primary reason is that he looked at what was going on in the world
of media and all the disruption, and he didn‘t believe that the hand that they had was a strong as it needed to be. it‘s that simple. and he didn‘t have a solution. but what are the underlying trends reshaping the media industry which makes those sort of mega acquisitions necessary? well, i think if you look at today‘s media landscape, whether you are in the uk or the united states or many other places in the world, first of all it starts with content. content is king. quality stands really tall in a sea of choice. and then secondly, get content that is so valuable, so important, so loved by consumers that they will access it or buy it almost any way they possibly can. it was rival netflix that pioneered streaming, which allows you to watch what you want, when you want. in the time i've been on the throne, what have i actually achieved? # for the times, they are a changing... apple tv+ launched in london
today, with hollywood starsjennifer aniston and reese witherspoon promoting its biggest production. this winter, several technology giants are launching their own streaming services. disney‘s own service, disney+, launches here next spring. i think netflix is a volume play with a lot of quality, and they created the market in the direct to consumer space with video. and we come in with a different play, much more branded, less volume, and there is plenty of room for us to occupy space as well. it may to some extent be at their expense, but not necessarily. there may be room for people to have more than one subscription. on current evidence, that seems a safe bet. amol rajan, bbc news. back now to rugby, and the third place playoff at the world cup saw wales take on new zealand. but the all blacks were too strong, as andy swiss reports. it wasn‘t the finale they‘d hoped for, but wales fans didn‘t seem to mind —
high spirits and high hopes that they could end their tournament in style. just one small problem — they hadn‘t beaten new zealand for 66 years, and you could soon see why, as the all blacks set about reminding everyone that, for one more day at least, they‘re still the world champions. but from 14—0 down, wales battled back, hallam amos scything through to give their fans fresh hope. it didn‘t last long, though, as ben smith handed them a rather uncomfortable lesson, and by the break the all blacks were out of sight. after an ovation for wales captain alun wynjones, as he was replaced in surely his last world cup match, his team tried to cling on — josh adams with his seventh try of the tournament, but it wasn‘t enough. the all blacks taking the bronze medal, and the end of the game brought to the end of an era. this was wales coach warren gatland‘s final match in charge after 12 years of sustained success.
he even guided them to the top of the world rankings recently. an emotionalfarewell to a man who transformed his team. i really hope, for what we have achieved in the last ten or 12 years, and we feel like we‘ve earned respect and put respect back into wales as an international team, that the new coaches come in and continue to build on that. it would break my heart if, you know, wales went back into the doldrums. well, after reaching the semifinals here injapan, wales can head home with their heads held high. but for them and their coach, this was a night when there was no fairy—tale finish. andy swiss, bbc news, tokyo. that‘s it. now on bbc one, time for the news where you are. hello, and welcome to sportsday.
i‘m jane dougall. they‘ve got the royal seal of approval, but can owen farrell lead england to victory at the rugby world cup final tomorrow? we hearfrom 2003 hero jonny wilkinson on the task ahead. but no fairy tale ending for warren gatland as wales lose his final game in charge — the bronze medal goes to new zealand in the third place play off. and it‘s looking good for lewis — the mercedes driver is fastest in practice ahead of the american grand prix. can he keep it up for qualifying? the queen has send her best wishes to england head coach eddiejones and his squad ahead of the rugby world cup
final tomorrow morning. they take on south africa injapan in a matter of hours. her majesty called the team inspirational and said she hoped for a successful match. well, the squad has been seeking inspiration from a previous world cup winner. jonny wilkinson became a houshold name in 2003 after his drop—goal which won the trophy for the first time. however, he was also on the losing side in 2007. wilkinson has worked with eddiejones on a consultancy basis and was with the team for their final training session today, giving a few pointers to the kickers including captain owen farrell. so, on the eve of another world cup final, can he see any parallels with this class of 2019? i‘ve experienced my version of it, andi i‘ve experienced my version of it, and i experience it there my eyes. so very, very subjective. i see a difference in this team to a degree,
because i don‘t think they are like the way i was. they are not reclusive or introverted in that respect. i think they‘ll deal with it in their own way. but ultimately, it‘s important to buffer the extra interest within the training ground in the nearby training area. it feels like business as usual, but i actually don‘t know if the new guys might be fit demographics parenting that. there is an influx of interest, but to but for that from the outside, you realise it‘s no different. the same way they might approach the new zealand game, it‘s no different. there‘s 15 guys on the field... i think creating the environment is key, but for the players to create that on the inside, it doesn‘t matter if you hear your name being mentioned on the news more and more. it doesn‘t matter that people — like we said before, your performance comes from inside, not permission granted by the fact that you‘re playing this tea m the fact that you‘re playing this team at this time, or whatever. the