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you're watching bbc news at nine with, me annita mcveigh. the headlines: parties step up election campaigning by challenging their opponents on their plans for brexit. under labour, ifjeremy corbyn were prime minister, he would go back to brussels, renegotiate the whole deal so we brussels, renegotiate the whole deal so we go back to square one, taking months, possibly years. so we go back to square one, taking months, possibly yearsli so we go back to square one, taking months, possibly years. i am very well aware of the parameters of a deal which could be struck, and i think struck very quickly. new rules inspired by the death of 18—year—old oliver mcgowan will mean training for all nhs staff on caring for people with learning disabilities and autism. research suggests three quarters of people who use food banks are from homes affected by illness or disability. chelsea and liverpool are in champions league action tonight. wins for both could take them
to the brink of qualifying for the knockout stages. and we get exclusive access behind the scenes during filming of the new series of the crown. um... but, yes... sorry, we are whispering because they're actually shooting. they'll sack us. we're going to be sacked. good morning, and welcome to the bbc news at nine. party leaders will step up election campaigning today by challenging their opponents' plans for brexit. labour and the conservatives will both attack each other‘s proposals for leaving the eu, while the lib dems will officially launch their "stop brexit" agenda. let's take a look at some of the detail.
borisjohnson is not on the road today, but the prime minister has published a letter to the labour leaderjeremy corbyn, demanding that he "comes clean" to voters about his brexit strategy. mrjohnson poses five questions for labour to answer. jeremy corbyn is on the road to spread labour's brexit message. he'll promise to sort it in six months when he gives a speech this morning in essex. and the lib dems will launch their campaign in westminster this morning, standing on a "stop brexit" ticket. leaderjo swinson will claim that staying in the eu will result in a £50 billion "remain bonus" for the uk economy. our political correspondent jonathan blakejoins me now. he is keeping a close watch on olive today's developments. the parties last week started off by talking about issues other than brexit, but about issues other than brexit, but a couple of days and we are back to,
effectively, the main event? a couple of days and we are back to, effectively, the main event7m a couple of days and we are back to, effectively, the main event? it is a taste of things to come, with brexit absolutely dominating the general election campaign this morning. as you set out, the main parties are putting forward their messages, promises and claims in terms of what brexit will mean for the uk and how they will go about either delivering it all stopping it. the conservatives and labour very focused on the time frame after the general election in which they could deliver on their big promises. for the tories, of course, it is about winning a majority so boris johnson as prime minister can get the brexit deal he negotiated with the brexit deal he negotiated with the eu through parliament and into law in time for the new deadline of january 31. labour, on the other hand, are promising, jeremy corbyn
will say later, to deliver brexit and get it sorted within six months. that's an strikingly similar to the conservatives' slogan of get brexit done, maybe they want to appeal to both remain and leave supporting voters fatigued by the whole brexit process. but delivering on the referendum result, negotiating a new deal and putting that to a public vote within six months, which is what labour are claiming, could well bea what labour are claiming, could well be a tall order, and this morning cabinet minister michael gove said it would not be possible for labour to do that. he defended the government's own policy. the shadow brexit secretary keir starmer said labour's promised to deliver brexit in six months is realistic. if jeremy corbyn were prime minister he would go back to brussels, renegotiate the whole deal, we would go back to square one, taking months, possibly years. at the edge of the process we would have a referendum, but jeremy corbyn will not say on which side he would campaign. i have got backwards and forwards to brussels for the best
pa rt of forwards to brussels for the best part of three years, talking to people in the parliament, the council, the commission and to senior politicians in all eu 27 countries. i unaware of the parameters of a deal which could be struck, and i think it could be struck, and i think it could be struck very quickly —— i am aware of. the debate for labour and the tories is about how quickly they could deliver brexit, on what terms and whether the public would get a say. for the liberal democrats, launching their election campaign today, it is about stopping brexit. they had been clear that if they win a majority and can form a government after the election they would revoke article 50 and pull the plug on brexit straightaway. they are a long way away from being able to do that, but we will hear from jo swinson, the lipton party leader, later, about her reasons for wanting to stop brexit and a new claim of a 50 billion p remain bonus, as the liberal democrats will describe it.
this is their way of illustrating as they see it the economic benefits of they see it the economic benefits of the uk staying in the eu. we would be £10 billion a year better off over the five years, the party claims, if brexit does not happen. ed davey, the deputy leader of the lib dems, has set out more on how they reach that figure. these figures are robust, we have used the independent institute for fiscal studies green budget numbers which we re studies green budget numbers which were published just that month —— just last month and many people think we're being very cautious, but it is very good news for those people not sure about voting remain or leave and wondering about the liberal democrats, we can show there will be this remain bonus and we can afford extra investment in schools, and tackling inequality, it is a pot of money not available to either the conservatives or the labour party. jonathan, yesterday downing street was trying to shut down the possibility of another extension to
brexit beyond the end of 2020. do you think that will play into this campaign very much?” you think that will play into this campaign very much? i think so, questions about the timetable are key if both parties are campaigning where brexit is concerned, both labour and the conservatives, on a message of trying to get it done as quickly as possible, then the prospect of any further extensions might well be things in which voters make up their mind. michael gove was clear this morning that the conservatives do not want and do not foresee any further extensions to the brexit process beyond january 31, and he said it is perfectly possible that the government will be able to negotiate a future relationship with the eu by the end of the transition period, which would take us up to the end of december 2020, labour clear that they want to renegotiate a new deal very swiftly in a matter of months and then put that to the public any
further referendum within six months. in a tight timescale, neither party will want to entertain talk of extending the brexit process any further. thank you, jonathan blake. health and social care staff working in the nhs in england will receive training on autism and learning disabilities thanks to a campaign led by families. the training programme has been named in memory of teenager oliver mcgowan, whose parents campaigned for better staff training since his death in 2016. a trial of the new training will begin in england next year. a little earlier dan scorer from learning disability charity mencap told the bbc why the training was so crucial. every year, every yea r, over every year, over 1000 people with a learning disability dye avoided plea, if they had got good quality health care at the right time there lives could have been saved. —— with a learning disability die avoidably.
it is vital the government implement this as soon as possible now. our correspondent jayne mccubbin has been following this story and is in salford for us now. i know you have investigated the story and heard some really heartbreaking tales from families affected by this, including oliver's family. just remind the viewers about his story? oliver mcgowan was about his story? oliver mcgowan was a young man, fit and healthy, he had mild learning disabilities and autism. he ended up going to hospital in a crisis. against the wishes of oliver and his family he was given anti—psychotic medication. his family would much rather the hospital had spent more time trying to understand and manage his autism rather than going down the route of medication. oliver had an allergic reaction to those drugs. it is important to say that a coroner apportioned no blame against the hospital that make that decision,
however in the house of commons, in parliament, very many mps and a government minister has stood up and said they believe that oliver's death was avoidable and what was crucial here is trying to have a better understanding of learning disabilities and autism, that is what was behind this decision today to introduce this training, which will be trialled from next year, and then the intention is to roll it out after that across the whole of the nhs and social care staff, and there are very many people out there who really welcome this, because behind oliver are lots of other people. a couple of examples, richard handley, who had down‘s syndrome but died of constipation, wholly avoidable. people like stephanie ben cliff, a young lady who died from sleep apnoea, basically she suffocated in her sleep, she put on so much weight because she was kept for almost seven because she was kept for almost seve n years because she was kept for almost seven years in a single room without
any exercise, again a coroner apportioned no blame but there are very many people who thought the way in which her care was handled was wrong, that is why this training is so wrong, that is why this training is so important. why isn't that understanding already in place in the nhs? why isn't the training that will be trialled out there already? there is a desperate shortage of learning disability nurses here in the uk, if you look at the workforce figures you will see that the biggest losses of nursing staff are in this speciality. they have suffered the greatest losses. i think there are campaigners who will say it is because of a lack of interest in this as a specialism, but there are other people who say why aren't all health workers just changing this as standard, it represents more than 1.4 million people in the country, why isn't it a basic part of training? some other
people will say sadly it is down to discrimination, people with learning disabilities and autism are seen as others and there are too many cases that we hear about, for example the government has led the way in the world in setting up a learning disability mortality review because people with learning disabilities in this country die on average more than 25 years sooner than people who don't have a learning disability, a huge health inequality. this learning disability review is the first in the world to make a pledge to look into every learning disability death, to see if they had been avoidable. i will give you some of the stats from the last review, poor ca re of the stats from the last review, poor care contributed to the deaths of nearly one in ten people. 19 death reviews said the term learning disabilities or down‘s syndrome was given as the reason for do not
resuscitate orders. there are lots of reasons why people say this is so important and why they want to ch work. thank you, jayne mccubbin. the new speaker of the house of commons, the labour mp sir lindsay hoyle, will formally process to the speaker's chair for the first time this morning in the house of commons. sir lindsay replacesjohn bercow — he's seen here being dragged to the chair, according to tradition, by mps. he pledged to be a a neutral speaker and paid tribute to his daughter natalie, who died in 2017. i wish she could have been here. we all miss her as a family, none more so than her mum, miriam. i've got to say, she was everything to all of us, she will always be missed but will always be in our thoughts. as i promised, i will be neutral, i will be transparent. i think this house, we can do more to ensure that the transparency continues.
the new speaker the house of commons, sir lindsay hoyle. the headlines on bbc news... parties step up election campaigning by challenging their opponents on their plans for brexit. new rules inspired by the death of 18—year—old oliver mcgowan will mean training for all nhs staff on caring for people with learning disabilities and autism. research suggests three quarters of people who use food banks are from homes affected by illness or disability. in by illness or disability. sport, england's cricketers been in sport, england's cricketers have been beaten by new zealand, they lost by 14 runs in nelson as the hosts ta ke lost by 14 runs in nelson as the hosts take a 2—1 series lead. eoin morgan's side looked set for victory until the last five wickets in three overs. both chelsea and liverpool are playing in the champions league tonight, wins for both could take them to the brink of qualifying for them to the brink of qualifying for the knockout stages. aaron ramsey has been named in the wales squad for the final 2 euros 2020 qualifiers. he withdrew from
october's games with injury. gareth bale is also in for the matches against azerbaijan and hungary. more at just after half against azerbaijan and hungary. more atjust after half past. three quarters of people who use food banks are from homes affected by illness or disability, a three—year study commissioned by the charity trussell trust has found. the study looked at more than 1,000 food—bank users across the uk. it identifies three key contributors to problems — issues with the benefits system, ill health and too little local support. sumi rabindrakumar is head of policy and research at the trussell trust, a charity that works to end the need forfood banks in the uk. sumi, you are very welcome on bbc news. a three—year study, lots of research going into this first report called the state of hunger
report, tell us more about your key findings? at the heart of this research, it finds hunger in the uk is not about food, we are seeing people across the country being locked into poverty simply because they do not have enough money to cover the cost of essentials. one of the most startling facts in the research showed that people refer to food banks, households, they are relying on just 50p a week after housing costs and about a fifth of people simply had no income coming in at all in the month before coming toa in at all in the month before coming to a food bank, so acute levels of deprivation. you are talking about acute deprivation, people and absolutely desperate circumstances, as we indicated in the introduction to the report, you indicated key factors behind people being in that system, benefits system problems, ill—health or challenging life circumstances, lack of local support. i suspect not of those
things came as a huge surprise to anybody involved in the study, but now you have the evidence, do you hope it can be used to bring about policy change? certainly evidence we see in food banks in the trussell trust network chimes with what this new robust independent research shows. as you rightly pointed out, this new evidence—based points to what we think we really need to change to show we do not need food banks in the future. the benefit system which should anchor soul from poverty is simply not working. two thirds of households referred to food banks had a benefits problem in the get before coming to a food bank, such as jobs and the get before coming to a food bank, such asjobs and income due the get before coming to a food bank, such as jobs and income due to the reduction in the value of benefits as well as delays such as the in—built delay to universal credit, these are things that the government has power to change. we are listening to you now, but do you
feel the government is listening to you? we have seen improvements to the benefit system in the last year to 18 months, we know it is simply not enough. if people are having to go without any income at all, we know the systems are not working. we need urgent action, which is why we at the trussell trust are calling for the next government to prioritise some key steps, including making sure benefits are paid more quickly, particularly ending the five—week wait for universal credit, restoring the value of benefits to make upfor restoring the value of benefits to make up for the massive losses we have seen as part of the benefits freezer making sure local welfare support provided by councils is properly funded by central government so people can weather the crisis they face, be that eviction, job loss or divorce. these are some stepping stones we need to see urgently stepping stones we need to see urge ntly if stepping stones we need to see urgently if we want to see and the need for food banks. do you plan to produce a report each year to track
the statistics and see if things are changing? the purpose of the researchers to look at how circumstances change over time and to hold the government to account, to hold the government to account, to make sure we have the systems we needin to make sure we have the systems we need in to anchor us from policy, as you pointed out, this is a three—year study and we will be closely tracking these facts and statistics in the coming years to make sure we really see the change we need on the ground. sumi rabindrakumar from the we need on the ground. sumi rabindra kumar from the trussell trust, thank you very much. thank you. more now on today's political goings on. party leaders are stepping up election campaigning by challenging their opponents on their plans for brexit. borisjohnson has written tojeremy corbyn, urging the labour leader to "come clean" with voters about what sort of deal he wants with the eu. in a speech this morning, mr corbyn will again claim a post—brexit trade agreement would give the us "full market access" to the nhs — which the conservatives have denied. the liberal democrat leader, jo swinson, will launch her party's election campaign by promising
what she'll call a "remain bonus" of £50 billion if brexit is stopped. (read on) our assistant political editor norman smith is on holiday to morning, when mr corbyn is campaigning. the sort of language he will be using to talk about brexit, how similar will that be to the language mrjohnson is using? the arguments are similar in the sense that both men recognise voter weariness, the brexit fatigue that the electorate feel. today mr corbyn will talk about how labour will get brexit sorted, how labour will get beyond brexit and he will sketch out a six month timeline by which he will claim labour will have result brexit. under his plans, in three months labour be able to negotiate a new deal which would involve remaining in some form of customs
union, and within six months, by june 13, a referendum would have been held and an outcome decided about whether we are staying in the eu or leaving under this revised brexit deal. it is a very, very challenging timetable because she would have to negotiate a new deal, the eu to agree to a further extension and she would also have the problematic business of pushing referendum legislation through the commons. the last time the referendum bill was pushed through the comments it took more than a year, this time it would be in the face of furious opposition from brexiteers and the conservative party, so it really is a very daunting timeline, so the clear hope of tea m daunting timeline, so the clear hope of team corbyn macros to quash the idea borisjohnson of team corbyn macros to quash the idea boris johnson has of team corbyn macros to quash the idea borisjohnson has been pushing that if you vote for labour it is more dithering, delay and prevarication and brexit will go on and on, mr corbyn wants to try to draw a line under it, a bit like
borisjohnson, in trying to reassure voters there is an end inside. norman smith, thank you very much. a report on bronzefield women's prison in surrey, where a newborn baby died in september, says there's a "severe shortage" of nurses at the jail. the independent monitoring board, which conducts regular visits to the prison, compiled its assessment before the baby's death, which is the subject of a separate inquiry. members of the world cup winning south african rugby squad are arriving home today. our correspondent milton nkosi is in johannesburg for us. he is waiting at the airport waiting for the team to arrive. that game was amazing, and watching the team left the web ellis trophy captured hearts and minds around the world. they will have an amazing reception?
indeed. we are right inside the arrivals terminal at the main airport in johannesburg, the arrivals terminal at the main airport injohannesburg, the largest in south africa. just over there, where the sliding doors are opening, they already have a picture of the springboks and that is where passengers come through to the arrivals hall. you can see the small black platform, that is where the press co nfe re nces black platform, that is where the press conferences likely to be had and the speeches will be delivered there. they have asked people to come here in the numbers to welcome the springboks for making the country so proud. we hear that one of theirflight country so proud. we hear that one of their flight is delayed because they are expected to arrive in a staggered fashion on different flights. one of the flights carrying the captain siya kolisi and the coach has been delayed in sydney due
to technicalfaults. other coach has been delayed in sydney due to technical faults. other flights will be arriving at around four 30p an hourtime, around will be arriving at around four 30p an hour time, around 2:30pm gmt, the delayed flight is expected just after 7pm local time, about 5pm uk time. and joyous, it will be quite a moment, milton. —— enjoy it. swabs or urine samples taken at home could be as effective at identifying women at high risk of cervical cancer as traditional smear tests, according to new research. uptake for nhs screening is at a 21—year low, with embarrassment, previous sexual violence and lack of information deterring tens of thousands of women. researchers at london's queen mary university say the home tests look for subtle changes in dna and hope this could become the standard method for screening. men born at high risk of developing prostate cancer should have extra checks every year from the age of 40, according to experts. scientists at the institute of cancer research in london say that identifying a substance called psa in the blood
could help them find tumours earlier, while it is easier to treat them. owners of unregistered drones will face fines of up to £1000 when new rules take effect at the end of this month. the civil aviation authority says anyone wanting to fly the gadgets, including children, will now have to pass an online theory test. registration opens today. in a moment the weather, but first let's here's victoria derbyshire with what she's got coming up in her programme at ten. did morning. today we have travelled to norway to investigate the shocking scale of self—harm and suicide material being shared on instagram. this mother's17—year—old daughter posted live about her suicide. really took my heart with her when she suicide. really took my heart with herwhen she died. suicide. really took my heart with her when she died. i feel like it's
broken forever, but i'd let i'm not sure, it's only two and a half years ago. we will bring you the full story and ask a top psychiatrist what can be done. plus we will be hearing live from the leader of the liberal democrats, jo swinson, and the leader of the labour party, jeremy corbyn. china's live at 10am on bbc two, the bbc news channel and online. —— join us live. now it's time for a look at the weather. we can cross the newsroom to matt taylor. good morning. sunshine for some today, a particularly murky start for others. look at this weather watchers shot behind me. some of the fog will take a few others to shed, but it is notjust fog to content with, we have outbreaks of rain chiefly across south—east scotland, northern england, drifting into the midlands at the moment. heavy showers across the east of kent fading, showers feeding in across the north of scotland. we have
sunshine. not bad for the south—west, northern ireland, a better day in eastern scotland compared to yesterday, some southern counties seeing fewer showers than yesterday. we will all see a to north—easterly breeze developing, that will add a chill to proceedings over the next few days, temperatures in single figures across the northern half of the country for many of you, maybe 13 or 14 celsius are best in sunnier breaks further south. a chilly evening will follow. showers across eastern areas if you are off to fireworks displays, some mist and fog patches here and there but the big story tonight is many of you will see a frost develop away from towns and cities centres, temperatures will be very close to freezing.
by challenging their opponents on their plans for brexit. on the labour party ofjeremy corbyn we re on the labour party ofjeremy corbyn were prime minister he would go back to brussels, re—negotiate the whole deal so we will be back to square one, that would take months, possibly years. i'm very well aware of the para meters i'm very well aware of the parameters of a deal which could be struck and struck very quickly. new rules inspired by the death of 18—year—old oliver mcgowan, will mean training for all nhs staff on caring for people with learning disabilities and autism. research suggests three—quarters of people who use food banks are from homes affected by illness or disability. time now for the morning briefing, where we bring you up to speed on the stories people are watching, reading and sharing. during the run up to the election we'll be looking in detail at how digital and social media platforms are being used
as part of political campaigns. our reporterjoe tidy is with me now — so there have been no new adverts from the main parties overnight on social media but we have seen an example of a problematic advert being taken down — and lots on social media related to the campaigns. and all the adverts being put out by people on the periphery and those campaigning for the party, we had a story that came out last night by our technology correspondent, but an advert cold the fair tax correspondent, but an advert cold the fairtax campaign, correspondent, but an advert cold the fair tax campaign, very new, only started in october by a man cold alex crowley, a former aide to the prime minister borisjohnson who left downing street in september, and this was the message this is inaccurate, we don't know what the situation is with the labour party policy, this ad was taken down by facebook not because of any problems with it being
misleading or unfair of any problems with it being misleading orunfair in of any problems with it being misleading or unfair in terms of the truth, this was taken down because of the labelling, what you can see, you see that sponsored label? that means this app is paid for by an individual to be boosted across a certain demographic but it wasn't labelled as an election or a political ad, and under facebook transparency rules this has to be done and so this app was taken down, this echoes what happened on friday with a different ad campaign which was launched by the government last week. this was cold my towns ad campaign and it was a series of adverts, here they are, not seen by the government as being political or electioneering in any way, this is about the government giving different towns £25 million, very controversial ad campaign, the labour party says this is a misuse of public funds but the government is standing by at however facebook took a choice, a decision on it and they took it down again because of this labelling situation is what we are seeing already in less than a week now since the unofficial
campaign started, as facebook taking action and taking ads down that are being labelled correctly. much quicker reaction than we've seen previously? absolutely, but i think it's also fair to say facebook is being reactive, this only came about after a journalist in the huffington post pointed out and are technology tea m post pointed out and are technology team pointed out that one last night so facebook is taking action but only when they are told that ads are being mislabelled. rather than spotting it themselves. talk to us aboutjo swinson, this is a good example i think of where ads that arejust paid for art example i think of where ads that are just paid for art trending. and of course she is launching the lib dems election campaign today, isn't she? that's right, we talked last week about the idea that these organic posts that are put on blogs organic posts that are put on blogs or social media and they grow organically without any advertising, they can be just as powerful if not more so than paid ads on what we've been monitoring and bbc monitoring isa been monitoring and bbc monitoring is a blog post that was started a while ago, it's been circulating for a while, this rumour ajo swinson ‘s
husband received lots of money through his company from the eu which of course would have pious indications forjo swinson ‘s role as the leader of the lib dems, however, this has been widely debunked by fact chequers for example first draft news, this has been torn down is basically misleading at best. but still, it grows, are we seeing it being shared on 240 different groups and pages on facebook, the groups have a total of one and a half million followers, so we are not saying it's been read by those followers but that's a potential audience and its had at least 50,000 engagements as well, this has been debunked and we will be putting out a story later on bbc trending but it goes to show how, as you say, some of these articles and some of these rumours can circulate some of these rumours can circulate so widely and quickly that this is the sort of thing that could have a major bearing on the election. people have to be discerning when they are looking through the social media feed. that's right. joe tidy, or digital election reporter, thank you. let me take you through a
couple of the things you are reading and watching on the bbc news app, on number one, actually, what i'm going to do, because it links to what we have been talking about withjoe, the most watched numberfive. more on how election campaigns can target you online, that is at number five, a really good watch, but let's go back to the most red, none of pledged starter homes built since watchdog at number one, a government plan to create 200,000 new homes for first—time buyers has resulted in a homes being built, the national audit office has found and we will be talking to one of our correspondence about that in a few moments. three is the story of a new zealander and lost at sea of a greek island north of creek in the aegean sea, experienced sailor, she was helping take a yacht from turkey to athens, she had gone off for a role ina dinghy athens, she had gone off for a role in a dinghy but on her way back to the yacht lost one of the oars and strong winds blew her of course so she survived for two days eating
boiled sweets and keeping herself warm with plastic bags and attracting attention using a mirror. she brought all her sea survival skills into play. and at number one on the most watched, sometimes you see these films, tips of people being rescued from train tracks. this was absolutely skin of the teeth stuff, as happened in california. a crowded platform after an nfl game. a man walking along very close to the edge of the tracks on the platform. it emerged that he'd had a few drinks but watch what happens. so you can see him. circle. there he is. you can see the train in the distance. he falls, he's about to fall, this. there he goes. just whips him back up in the nick of time. that train station employee being cutely praised for his quick
reactions. saving that manpos maglite. —— saving that man ‘s life. sport now and time for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. and here's sally. good morning. england's cricketers have been beaten by new zealand. they've lost by 14 runs in nelson as the hosts take a 2—1 series lead. england looked set for victory until losing five wickets in three overs. captain eoin morgan believes inexperience cost his side. former england player steven finn agrees. i think today they will sit down and they will think that losing 5—10 obviously lost in the game but i think that's the only period of the game they lost it come up until that time they were in complete control. it's about getting over the line, i think that comes with experience, we had a lot of inexperienced guys playing in the england team today and that might have showed in the
last five overs. the champions league returns this evening with holders liverpool looking to move within a point of the knockout stages. they host belgium side genkjust five days before a crucial game against manchester city. despite that match manager jurgen klopp says his side are fully focused on tonight. he is not a diver, there was a situation in the villa game, he got contact, he went down, there was contact, he went down, there was contact, it's not like jumping contact, he went down, there was contact, it's not likejumping over a leg and whatever, there was contact and all the other penalties we re contact and all the other penalties were penalties because he was in that situation, i am 100% sure if something would happen like this for man city, they would want to have a penalty because somebody kicked a player in the box and it is a penalty. chelsea are hoping to make it two wins from two against last season's semi—finalists, ajax.
one man hoping to make another positive impact is mason mount who spent a year playing in the netherlands on loan earlier in his career. knowing there at 18 years old, moving countries, i think it definitely made me grow as a person and as you said, the technical side out there is very high. it definitely helped that part of my game, getting minutes, that was my first professional move so for me, getting minutes and playing well, that was the most important thing for me and i think that kind of kick started my career. let's have a look at some of this morning's back pages which focus largely on tonight's champions league football. liverpool take on genk with the mail focusing on jurgen klopp's response to pep guardiola's claim that striker sadio mane dives. he says that's simply not true.
the mirror focuses on that terrible injury to everton's andre gomes. he had successful surgery yestrday but it's claimed that tottenham's son has been offered councelling. that tottenham's son has been offered counselling. and picture of the day is in the telegraph — joe marler touching down with england with a not so subtle travel pillow. i definitely want one of those! there was a big game in the championship last might with west bromwich albion returning to the top with a 2—0 win at managerless stoke city. matt philips opened the scoring early on with his sixth goal of the season — before hal robson kanu scored the second to pile more misery on stoke who are bottom of the table. he may not be featuring for real madrid at the moment but that hasn't stopped gareth bale being picked for the wales squad for their final two euro 2020 qualifiers. juventus midfielder aaron ramsey has also been picked again by ryan giggs after missing last month's matches through injury.
wales wrap up their qualification campaign with games against azerbaijan and hungary. plenty to come througout the day and we'll be rounding up all the sport in sportsday on bbc news at 6:30. we'll have the latest as well from both anfield and stamford bridge ahead of tonight's important champions league matches. that's all the sport for now. sally, thank you. now, brexit and the general election have affected many parts of the world — not just the uk. the threat of a no—deal lead to a general election in gibraltar last month with the aim to bring more stability to the british overseas territory. well i'm joined by the man who called that election —
gibraltar‘s chief minister and leader of the gslp liberals. thank you so much forjoining us. tell us about first of all the timing of that election, just a couple of weeks before the october 31 brexit deadline? good morning, i'm very pleased that you have the man here who won that election because i thought it was important gibraltar should have a government at the time the 31st of october came around. the election was due, it would have been four years on the 26th of november and i couldn't imagine being out of the stump and hustings as we left potentially without a deal on the morning of the 1st of november, i thought it was important that whoever the people of gibraltar chose to take us through that period should be imposed and should be ready by the time that deadline came. operation yellowhammer, the leaked documents are published in the summer, said gibraltar wasn't ready for a new deal brexit. in the time since then that couple of months, has anything changed on that front? you will have
seen that report was saying that the whole of the united kingdom wasn't ready for a no deal brexit. and what happened was in august, people saw the data that we have provided ourselves to the british government in april and what you read in august was telling us what the situation was telling us what the situation was in apriljust after we should have left without a deal, we might have left without a deal, we might have left without a deal on the 29th of march. a lot of work had already been done between march and august andindeed been done between march and august and indeed between august and the end of september which was the date by which we wanted to be ready and if you look at our local press, we've already shown people the images of our port preparedness so we could take more by sea rather than land, that became more difficult, and some of the other things which needed to be put in place for example legislation which we ensured was in place before parliament was dissolved in september in gibraltar. all of that has now been dealt with, updated versions of the yellowhammer reports are out there, i don't think they are out there, i don't think they are as interesting because they don't say we are not ready and therefore they don't get the prominence that the first report got. do you think the sentiment of people in gibraltar with regards to
brexit has changed in any way since the referendum, obviously there was a huge amount of support for remain amongst the people of gibraltar?|j amongst the people of gibraltar?” think there are two factors which have affected peoples views, the first of brexit frustration, i think eve ryo ne first of brexit frustration, i think everyone feels that, everyone is sick of hearing politicians talk about brexit and i say to people, i am sick of talking about it as you are hearing about it but it's not just a question of getting it done, if we can't get it done right and it's also a question of having democratic legitimacy to date three and a half years later, knowing what we know and the other thing is the attitude of the european commission i think has annoyed a lot of people in gibraltar. i thought the european commission was going to be more generous with people in gibraltar because of the baby photo, i don't think they would have found anywhere else in europe that would have voted 96% to remain, i don't think they would have got that result in brussels and we saw them siding with the spanish on key issues so i think if you rerun the referendum today, the result in gibraltar would very still likely be to remain but maybe not by such a large margin. for the
viewers benefit they will well know the system of government although obviously linked to the uk, is a different system of government under the borisjohnson different system of government under the boris johnson ‘s different system of government under the borisjohnson ‘s deal spent would still retain a right to a veto on decisions affecting gibraltar, wouldn't it? i know that you're watching the spanish elections due later this month very closely, do you think will be any push for a renewed push in terms of talking about spent seeking sovereignty over gibraltar? i think three points, it's not theresa may or boris johnson ‘s deal that gives the spanish should be done in respect of future deals in gibraltar, its european treaties, we were part of that club and would have had a veto on any new deal that the club did but would then be third parties going forward. the second is i genuinely do not believe that there is going to be a push by the spanish for the sovereignty of gibraltar, even though a new spanish government, coming to your third point, we keep a keen eye on what will happen there on sunday night, a new spanish government may have to pay lip service to put that on the table but they know and they have
said publicly already in their debate that if they raise the issue of dual sovereignty orjoint sovereignty the people of gibraltar close their files and get up from the table and go away from talks, that zoe is going to be the position, we make the choice to respect the result of the referendum because we want to stay with britain even though we don't think it's the right choice for gibraltar but remaining british is. fabian, thank you very much. let's get more now on the news that health and social care staff working in the nhs in england will receive training on autism and learning disabilities thanks to a campaign led by families. the training programme has been named in memory of teenager oliver mcgowan, who's parents campaigned for better staff training since his death in 2016. a trial of the new training will begin in england next year. caroline dinenage is the minister of state at the department of health and social care. thank you for coming on bbc news this morning, a trial initially and
at roll—out of this the following year? yes, that's right, the importance of doing this trial is because we really don't want it to become a tick box exercise, we want it to really seriously land with people, the importance of this, this potentially could save lives and as you mentioned, paula mcgovern feels very strongly it could have saved the life of her lovely boy, oliver. and so we are going to trial it but the key thing, we want people with learning disabilities and autistic people to be part of delivering the training and so we also need to work out the best way of achieving that so the trial starting in that spring, and then hopefully rolling out the following year. sometimes when we hear about a trial it suggests the programme may not necessarily be followed through on but are you confident that it will, whoever is in government? absolutely, and it's not a trial as a way of kicking it down the path, it's a trial to get it 100% right,
this needs to be meaningful, we know that some health care professionals to get the right sort of training but actually, this is for everybody so it's not just but actually, this is for everybody so it's notjust medical staff, it's eve ryo ne so it's notjust medical staff, it's everyone that might come into contact with patients so you know yourself that if you have a negative experience with a gp front desk, with the receptionist for example, it can ruin your day but if you are an adult with learning disabilities oran an adult with learning disabilities or an autistic person, that might actually stop you wanting to go back to the doctor's surgery again and some long—term health conditions might not be picked up and that could significantly impact your long—term health prospects. so we really wa nt long—term health prospects. so we really want to make sure everyone who has some kind of interaction with patients has that real training that will make a difference to the way they support people. you will be well aware of the case of bethany keptin well aware of the case of bethany kept ina well aware of the case of bethany kept in a secure unit that has received a huge amount of publicity in recent times, what sort of impact could something like this have on her because clearly, it's a lack of
staff with these skills and with this knowledge and the fact that this knowledge and the fact that this isn't in practice in the nhs widely at the moment that's leading to scenarios like that? absolutely, we know that there are over 2000 adults with a learning disability or autism in a long—term inpatient mental health setting at the moment. and we note that some of them might not have ended up there if opportunities to intervene earlier had been spotted, if they'd had the right care and support much earlier on before they hit a crisis point. so having health and care professionals and other staff that work in health and social that can identify people with a learning disability and autism, understand the rules, understand the proficient and things like the care and equalities act is their money to back up training and recruit more staff if necessary, is there the money to really make this have an impact? absolutely, we are putting the money in for the interim training, for the trial that starts
next year but in addition to that, the long—term plan has committed four and the long—term plan has committed fourand a the long—term plan has committed four and a half billion pounds additional spending to community provision which is all about making sure that we do have the opportunity to intervene earlier in people ‘s health journeys, to to intervene earlier in people ‘s healthjourneys, to make sure there is provision there in the community which means people don't end up in a long—term inpatient setting. which means people don't end up in a long-term inpatient setting. thank you for your time. a scheme designed to help people aged under 40 get on the housing ladder in england has failed to result in a single home being built. the national audit office said 174—million pounds had been spent on buying land for the starter homes project. i am joined in the studio by our correspondent simon gompertz. simon, why not? it's basically a lesson, when you have party ma nifestoes for lesson, when you have party manifestoes for an election, look at them with a pinch of salt, because i've got the tory manifesto from
2015 here, this was david cameron and he said at the heart of their homes policy was a clear objective to build affordable homes including those 200,000 starter homes which will be sold at a 20% discount to first—time buyers under the age of 40, as you say. now it's been common knowledge within the construction industry that the simply hasn't happened because of difficulties getting the policy going, legislation hasn't been put in place but what the national audit office has done is had a look at the numbers involved and they have lived to see whether any homes being built, none have been. the the money allocated, £2.3 billion that hasn't been spent but some of it has been spent preparing sites and buying the land and getting it ready. some houses had been built on that land, haven't they? some houses have been built but they are not these officially designated starter homes with a s and a h, as laid out in new
rules and legislation. and a lot of them have been affordable homes in them have been affordable homes in the government response to this account is that they have had new houses built, last year it was 222,000, a lot of them have been affordable homes in the sense that they are cheap for buyers but they are not at a 20% discount to the prevailing price and that policy has not emerged, it was supposed to have been done, 200,000 homes by the end of the decade and although a few homes cold starter homes like this have been built, some in burnley, for instance, they are not part of the scheme and that 70 hasn't got off the ground. simon, thank you for telling us more. bristol could become the first city in the uk to ban diesel vehicles from the centre, in a bid to cut pollution. the council is deciding today whether to approve the clean air plan, which would also include a congestion charge.
fiona landon reports. bristol is busy, it's bustling and, at times, it's hard to breathe here. just ask dominic. he commutes through the city centre by bike. i'd like to think i'm reasonably fit but sometimes it feels like your lungs are chugging away up the street, you've a lot of buses there, you've got a lot of vehicles that are semi stationary and yes, it doesn't feel great. but for dominic and everyone else here, it could soon be improving. let's take a look at the detail. within the white boundary would be a new charging zone, meaning the most polluting of taxis, buses and goods vehicles, but not private cars, would have to pay to drive within. the cost, between £9 to £100 a day. but take a look at the area in red. it's where bristol is going further than any other city, setting itself apart. an outright ban on all diesel vehicles in the city centre, no matter what age they are, between 7am and 3pm.
the mayor has always pushed back on suggestions for a citywide congestion charge. he said that would adversely affect the poorest in the city but he admits this plan will be a challenge. it needs to be ambitious because we have to get our outlook clean in the shortest possible time. there will be changes in the way people move around in the motor transport and that they have to use. what we have spent our time doing is how we have assessed those impacts and how we make sure we don't solve one problem and create three others. taxi drivers are under no illusions about the extra cost will fall. cost will be transferred to the customer. if you charge us £5 every time, i will charge £5 to my customers so whatever the mayor wants to do, he is going for the public. bristol does pride itself on being environmentally minded. for many residents, this idea would be
a breath of fresh air but if it's approved, or motorists, the reality of the politics of pollution could prove a step too far. beth gardiner is a journalist and author who writes about air pollution. if bristol decides to take this step, what do you think the health benefits could be? what we've seen in other cities, like london, who have dry to restrict diesel, these kind of limitations bring significant reductions in air pollution, london has gone down by about 30%, nitrogen dioxide levels, since the ultra low emissions zone them into effect. we know from a very strong body of scientific evidence that that translates very directly into health gains for residents. reduced levels of heart attacks, strokes, dementia and all kinds of other illnesses. so there is real gains to be had. just chatting a moment ago you said to put the onus on individual cities is
problematic, explain. yes, ithink cities can make improvements in their own cities can make improvements in theirown air cities can make improvements in their own air quality with steps like this but there's really been a failure not just like this but there's really been a failure notjust across the uk but all across europe of national governments to enforce the law and require car companies to manufacture vehicles that meet the existing emissions requirements, even today, four plus years after the vw diesel scan came to light, there was recent studies indicated 50 million diesel ca rs a cross studies indicated 50 million diesel ca rs across europe studies indicated 50 million diesel cars across europe including 8 million here in the uk, are emitting more than three times the legal allowed level of nitrogen dioxide so that's where the problem is coming from. couldn't this be pressure coming from a different side of the equation if you like rather than coming from government down as coming from government down as coming from government down as coming from cities up and eventually that might lead to change? absolutely, and we had started to see the market shift, car buyers are moving away from diesel because they are seeing that cities are placing
limits on them. and that will bring benefits but really fundamentally, it's only national government that has the power to force car companies to follow the law, cities like bristol, london, simply can't do that. in a line, do you see signs car companies are adapting, changing? they are starting to be still not seen the enforcement by national governments that will really make them comply. beth, really make them comply. beth, really good to talk to you and we will keep an eye on that story in bristol. right now, let's look at the weather, here's simon king. good morning. a rather misty and murky start to the day, some rain and showers, quite a messy picture first thing, quite unsettled weather. it's going to stay like that for the next few days, further rain in the forecast and it's turning chilly. particularly across northern areas today. we've got a week weather system here, just across eastern areas of england, moving its way south and providing the outbreaks of
rain but it's the errant mass picture which tells a story across northern areas, that colder air filtering its way in. i mentioned quite a misty and murky start, we had fog this morning, this was the scene in norwich from our weather watcher and fog patches across east anglia at the moment, tending to lift and care, staying quite cloudy for many parts of england and wales, the rain spreading further south. some brighter skies across south—west england, west wales, northern england, scotland and northern ireland, much better day compared to yesterday, some sunny spells but feeling chilly, temperatures only in single figures. if you are heading out this evening for bonfire night, firework displays, it will be quite chilly, eight few showers. those particularly in central and eastern areas but elsewhere the odd shower, for most it will be dry, quite chilly and certainly into the early pa rt chilly and certainly into the early part of wednesday morning, temperatures dropping to below freezing in northern parts of england and across parts of scotland, temperatures elsewhere in
towns and cities between 2—6d. patchy mist and fog first thing on wednesday morning. during wednesday this area of low pressure towards the west will move gradually in and that will bring more weather fronts so further outbreaks of rain throughout much of northern ireland, western areas of england and wales, into western scotland. the driest and brightest weather will not a lwa ys and brightest weather will not always be across eastern areas, you hold onto that in the afternoon, many more of us having a chilly day on wednesday, temperatures five, 6 degrees, northern partsjust about holding onto double figures. during thursday some uncertainties in the forecast, this weather front where it will be positioned and how much rain we will see. if we look at the air mass picture and many more of us having a chilly day. darker blues across scotland, temperatures struggling and for many of us, we will see temperatures only in single figures. as i mentioned, some rain around on thursday, perhaps friday should be a little bit drier and
hello, it's tuesday, it's ten o'clock, i'm victoria derbyshire. good morning. how did 14 girls in the same instagram network end up taking their own lives? this programme has travelled to norway to investigate the shocking scale of self harm and suicide material being shared on the platform. this mother's17—year—old daughter andrina live posted the moments leading up to her suicide. she really took my heart with her when she died. i feel like it's broken forever, but i... i'm not sure, it's only two and a half years ago. this 22—year—old, inge, witnessed andrina's suicidal posts and has stayed in the instagram community to try and stop