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a political row over spending, as the conservatives attack what they claim are labour's plans. on the basis of party pledges and the 2017 manifesto, they say a jeremy corbyn government could take the uk close to ba nkru ptcy. with labour's plans, they would be spending hundreds
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of billions more and this will all come through borrowing, and debt will be totally out of control. this is an absolute work of fiction by the conservatives. you can't trust a word that johnson and his ministers say on this issue. with election manifestos still some days away, we'll be exploring the battle so far for voters' trust. also tonight. music: last post. a day to remember the fallen of the world wars and the conflicts since. more rain is forecast for flooded parts of south yorkshire, as the army is asked to help. how airline fuelling practices increase carbon emissions. a special report on aviation and climate change. and another super over success for england, as they win in new zealand. 0h, oh, what 0h, whata oh, what a brilliant catch from
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morgan! good evening. labour rejected accusations from the conservatives today that a jeremy corbyn—led government could result in an economic crisis within months. the conservatives said labour's policies would cpst more than a trillion pounds over a five—year parliament, a figure dismissed by labour as a "work of fiction". our political correspondent jessica parker reports. two men competing to run the country's finances. the conservatives claim that labour's plans amount to an unaffordable splurge. but is their maths up to scratch? every single costing in this dossier that we have published today has either come from labour's
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own figures, most of them, actually, over 50% of the costings are from labour's own figures. the rest of them have either come from independent external sources and in some cases, yes, we have had to work them out ourselves but we have done that in a reasonable way and we have set out exactly in the document how we've done it. but the claims are contentious. £196 billion to renationalise industries like the railways? already a disputed figure. £85 billion to bring in a four—day working week? the conservative dossier assumes such plans would all quickly come into force. £35 billion to abolish private schools? labour conference voted on the idea but the party's actual election policy has not been confirmed. this is an absolute work of fiction by the conservatives. you can't trust a word thatjohnson and his ministers say on this issue. we will have a fully costed manifesto in due course, when we launch that.
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you know, the challenge is actually for the conservatives to fully cost their own manifesto, something they didn't do in 2017. the conservatives plan to borrow less than labour, but have the tories gone and totted up a total cost for their own spending pledges? you have not got an equivalent number for the conservatives, have you? we do, we do have a number. what is it, then? well, as i've said, we are spending 150 billion more on infrastructure and we are going to spend a lot more money on. . . but that is not the total number, is it? i'm not going to bandy around figures. but that is what you have been doing for labour. but that is their... that is ourjob. the purse strings are loosening in this place, whichever way you look at it. the parties believe that there is an appetite for more public spending, so the debate is likely to range around whose plans strike the right balance between being responsible but also truly radical. until manifestos have actually been unveiled, things are a little up in the air.
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the liberal democrats say the parties should submit their plans for independent analysis. so there will be more outspoken arguments to come over what the country can afford. jessica parker, bbc news. our deputy political editor john pienaar is here. it has been a day of lots of claims and allegations. yes, it has and there's obviously nothing new about big political promises or people not trusting politicians. when parliament caught fire in 183a, a big crowd gathered to cheer on the fire. what is new now is the scale of these promises, the depth of mistrust, public mistrust and the way that traditional loyalty to parties has fallen away. that is arguably spurred on some of these are arguably extravagant promises. but we are seeing the biggest tory spending plans since before the financial crash and the biggest labour borrowing plans since the 19705. labour borrowing plans since the 1970s. this election, frankly, could
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simply turn on which party is trusted least. meanwhile, the government continues to be under pressure over the russia report? yes, it is, there is a great deal of controversy down some suspicion over the way the government is seen to have been reluctant to publish a report by the house of commons intelligence committee on russian influence in the uk. a report today suggests the report may well be covering such things as donations to the conservative party by wealthy russians and the flow of money, russians and the flow of money, russian money coming to this country. we don't know the details and we certainly don't know the mps' verdict on this and that is the problem. a high—ranking former m16 official i spoke to earlier today said he thought it should be published because the argument was itself politically destabilising and that was in itself a win for vladimir putin. we hear all the party now saying they are worried that public trust could be at stake, that public trust could be at stake, that what is left of it could be by this election and whether people believe them or not, they could well believe them or not, they could well be right.
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meanwhile, as candidate lists are finalised for the election on december 12th, the labour mp keith vaz has announced he's standing down. the mp for leicester east was facing suspension from the commons for six months after he was found to have "expressed willingness" to purchase cocaine for two male escorts. the committee on standards found that he had breached parliament's code of conduct. the last surviving world war two veterans were among those taking part in remembrance sunday commemorations across the country today. at the cenotaph in central london, the queen watched as the prince of wales led the wreath laying to honour those who've died in conflict. 0ur royal correspondent nicholas witchell reports. music: nimrod. it is that morning of the year when we pause, when the matters which seem so pressing on other days are set in a broader perspective, as the nation comes together to remember those who lost their lives in the world wars and other, more recent conflicts.
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the leaders of the main political parties took their places at the cenotaph with their wreaths of red poppies. watching from a balcony, her majesty the queen, with the duchess of cornwall and the duchess of cambridge. the prince of wales led the other principal members of the royal family to their positions in front of the cenotaph‘s northern face, in readiness for the national two—minute silence at 11 o'clock. big ben chimes the hour. music: last post. at the cenotaph, the prince of wales placed the queen's wreath in tribute
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to all those from britain and the commonwealth who lost their lives in the service of their country. wreaths were also laid by the dukes of york, sussex and cambridge. and then, after the official wreath laying, it was the turn of the former servicemen and women to march past the cenotaph. many come year after year, with their own memories of friends who were lost. and at war memorials across the country, the nation remembered. in st austell, in cornwall, the normandy veteran harry billinge laid a wreath in memory of those who died in the d—day landings, 75 years ago. and in kent, a wartime dakota scattered 750,000 poppies, a ribbon of scarlet above the white cliffs of dover, in memory of those who never came home. nicholas witchell, bbc news. a military helicopter is being brought in to drop materials near the river don, which remains under severe flood warnings, meaning there is a risk to life. five such warnings
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are in place tonight. 0ur correspondent fiona trott has spent the day in one of the worst affected areas of south yorkshire. a village that's been abandoned. most people here in fishlake have locked up and left. the safest way to get through is by tractor. parish councillor pam webb has decided to stay. she's touring the village with the emergency services. the environment agency put out a notice at 5pm on friday, basically, "stand down, there won't be homes flooded". this is what's happened. farmerjohn duckett has worked on these fields all his life. he says poor river management is to blame. there's no doubt about it. part of the problem is the river don, which drains this area, is not receiving
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any maintenance whatsoever. the environment agency says natural flood management has a role to play, but flood defences are important. 0ur flood defences have protected 4,000 properties but of course unfortunately, there are still 300 that have flooded. and to protect more properties tonight, the raf has been brought in, dropping supplies in the bentley area, ten miles away. the local pub in fishlake has become a refuge. it's on higher ground and has gas, a place to sleep and get a hot meal. the first night, everyone was devastated, weren't they? absolutely devastated. we had grown men crying, which were horrific but spirits have lifted now, haven't they? they are able to cook meals because people have been donating food at the local church. food that's being distributed by a force of volunteers. neighbours with rucksacks and farmers with tractors. without them, this village
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would be struggling to cope. well, they may be coping as best as they can but tonight, doncaster council are still urging people in fishlake to leave. there is a threat to life. this tidal river is still dangerously high and it is going to ta ke dangerously high and it is going to take a very long time for the existing floodwaters to disappear. more rain is expected over the next 24 more rain is expected over the next 2a hours. the conservative politician and peer, lord mawhinney has died at the age of 79. brian mawhinney had a political career that lasted more than 25 years and was a prominent member ofjohn major's government, serving as transport secretary and conservative party chairman. he was also chairman of the football league. the socialist president of bolivia, evo morales, has stepped down after more than 1a years in power. speaking tonight in a televised address,
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his resignation came after the head of the military called for the president to leave office earlier this evening. there have been weeks of protests following mr morales' disputed election victory last month. officials in australia are warning that bushfires, which are spreading through the east of the country, could pose a "catastrophic" threat to sydney in the coming days. at least three people have died in the fires and more than 150 homes have been destroyed. firefighters say the situation is likely to get worse and they might not be able to protect lives and property. early results from the spanish general election suggest that the country is heading for another hung parliament. the vote was the fourth time at the polls for spaniards in four years, with the governing socialist party attempting to end parliamentary gridlock by winning a majority. 0ur correspondentjenny hill is live in madrid now. how is it looking? there has been two significant developments today.
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first, the socialist prime minister took a big political gamble and it has not paid off. second, spain has long resisted the lure of the populist far right parties which have taken root in so many other parts of europe but today, that seems to have changed. it's four years since spain had a stable government. can this man deliver one? pedro sanchez knows the eyes of the world are on him. his socialist party failed to win a majority in april. it's unlikely they have done any better today. "what spain needs now", he told reporters, "is stability". he won't find it in catalonia. the independence crisis has exploded into violence in recent weeks, and dominated this election. take the far right, campaigning to crack down on separatists.
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the anti—immigrant party vox is winning over spanish voters. it will complicate coalition building. viva espana! but spain is struggling under the burden of high unemployment and slowing economic growth. this religious festival, comfort for some, but it is the fourth time the country has gone to the polls in four years. many are losing faith in spanish democracy. i think that is not ok when you have a vote in april and now in november are you voting another time. translation: i'm worried about the stability of the country. i'm worried about the economy and i'm worried about catalonia. spain's socialist party headquarters tonight. weeks of negotiation likely lie ahead. what they, what this country fear most, ongoing political paralysis.
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so what next? it looks as though pedro sanchez is likely to try to runa pedro sanchez is likely to try to run a minority government. expect more unrest, though. those who seek cata la n more unrest, though. those who seek catalan independence are not at all happy about the success of the far right here, and tonight, already, they are planning more demonstrations. jenny hill in madrid, thank you. the fight against climate change has put an urgent focus on carbon emissions from aviation, something the industry says it's working hard to reduce. but a bbc panorama investigation has revealed how a common practice among airlines, including british airways, increases emissions. it's called fuel tankering and it involves filling up in locations where fuel is cheaper, thus flying with fuller tanks than necessary for the journey. the heavier weight of the plane means higher emissions, which drive climate change. 0ur chief environment correspondent justin rowlatt reports. british airways says it has big ambitions when it
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comes to the environment. we have set ourselves the vision to be the world's leading airline group on sustainability. over the last three years, our fuel efficiency programme has saved over 200,000 tonnes of c02. but a british airways insider has decided to blow the whistle on one way the industry puts saving money before saving the planet. he is worried speaking out could cost him hisjob, so wants to remain anonymous. i believe them to be misleading passengers to think that british airways is more sustainable than it actually is. he told us about a practice known as fuel tankering that causes unnecessary emissions. so here's how it works. the cost of aviation fuel differs between destinations and airlines can save money by filling up with fuel where it is cheap, so they don't have to buy fuel where it is more expensive. the problem is, more fuel means heavier planes, and heavier planes... mean more greenhouse gas emissions.
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british airways can save hundreds of pounds per flight doing this, but the bbc has seen dozens of internal documents that show sometimes, it saves about a tenner. for such a big company, such as british airways, to be trying to save such small amounts while emitting so much extra c02 seems unjustifiable in the current climate. it sounds to me like hypocrisy. it is, it's exceptionally hypocritical. i have been a ba employee for a long time. i'm very proud to be part of ba. but in all honesty, it makes me sad and disappointed. british airways told the bbc: this is a classic example of corporate "green wash" and shows
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that they are willing to turbo—charge the climate emergency even for very small additional benefits to their bottom line. tankering is an industrywide practice. ba told bbc panorama it is responsible for just 2% of the additional emissions tankering generates in europe. it would be easy for european airlines to drop the practice. stopping tankering would raise costs a little but would cut a lot of co2 emissions, an estimated 900,000 tonnes every year. justin rowlatt, bbc news. you can watch the full panorama programme, can flying go green? that's on bbc one tomorrow at 8.30, and then on the bbc iplayer. with all the sport now, here's holly hamilton at the bbc sport centre. good evening. a bumper day for great britain at the para athletics championships, with seven medals, including three golds. hannah cockroft won her 11th world title in record breaking fashion
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to kick off a memorable super sunday for the british athletes in dubai. kate grey reports. dubai is not used to the rain but for the british athletes, it felt like home today. world record holder kare adenegan versus the defending champion, hannah cockroft, in the t34100 metres, hannah cockroft is head down and away and carry them again struggling to keep we are down. she's going to get the world title again! hannah cockroft!l down. she's going to get the world title again! hannah cockroft! a new world record time, hurricane hanna is back. i had settled for silver in my head, i thought to myself the whole time i would be happy with silver, if kare adenegan beats me, fair play so to come out on top, everyone got the race that they asked for and i got the medal i wanted! wiz britain's medal count boosted, spirits are high for this evening's session which is packed with medal potential. none more so
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than maria lyle, storming to victory in the t35100 metres, claiming her first individual world title. 0ut in the t35100 metres, claiming her first individual world title. out in the field, aled davies was going for his seventh world title in the f63 shot put. a less than perfect performance but good enough gold. i've been training too long to roll over and hand over my world title, to get four in a row and i wanted to show this beautiful little girl how it is done. now he says he is heading home from a summer championships to enjoy a family christmas. kate great, bbc news, dubai. on to the premier league and today's results, if you want them. 0therwise, look away now. liverpool are now nine points clear of manchester city after beating the reigning champions 3—1 at anfield this afternoon. elsewhere, manchester united comfortably beat brighton 3—1 at old trafford, while wolves climb into the top half of the table with that win over aston villa. there remainsjust one goal between the top two in the scottish premiership. 2—0 victories today for both rangers and celtic means the reigning champions still top the table
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on goal difference. england's cricketers secured a 3—2 t20 series victory over new zealand after winning a thrilling final match in auckland. and in a repeat of this summer's 50—over world cup final, the game had to be settled by a super—over. adam wild reports. they say lightning never strikes twice. but in auckland, the conditions were an ominous sign. when the rain finally stopped and cricket got started, the thunderous blows soon followed. new zealand with a lightning—fast start. the black caps' batting lighting up those grey skies. 146 on the board, jonny bairstow took charge of the reply. part of england's one—day world cup winning side that so narrowly beat new zealand in the summer. surely it couldn't get so close this time? yet here was chrisjordan. four needed off the final ball to tie the scores. a boundary did just that.
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few could believe it had happened again. so to the super 0ver and bairstow once more going up and over, the target set. new zealand couldn't quite get there. and when eoin morgan did, the series was won. england once more winners in the most dramatic way. adam wild, bbc news. there's more on the bbc sport website including more medals for gb at the track cycling world cup in glasgow. that is all from me. mishal. now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. goodbye.
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hello. this is bbc news with martine croxall. it's a night that will go down
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in internet and sporting history. two of the world's biggest youtube stars made their professional boxing debuts. with a combined following of a0 million subscribers, british internet star ksi beat his american rival logan paul after six rounds in an la ring. the men will reportedly take home around £700 thousand pounds for the match. i've been speaking to commonwealth boxing champion stacey copeland, who said it was a surprisingly good match given that the two men were novices. there is unlicensed boxing that's happened for many years but this is unprecedented in terms of non—regular professional boxers. notjust fighting but with this many viewers, it has not really happen before at this level. how safe was it? i don't know about the safety measures. i assumed since they got licenced they would have had to go through all the stringent medical procedures that we all have to as professional boxers. and of course, that's paramount, the most important thing is a safety
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of the boxers so i assume they went through that process like any boxer would. what was the quality of the fight like? to be fair to say that they were novices, and it was their debut and under the immense pressure of so many viewers, i think, technically, how they'd fare against experienced and skilled boxers, i don't know. butjust to watch as a spectacle, i think it was decent to say they were novices. but how many people who trained for years who are still amateurs would like to turn professional will be looking on in envy at this? i think a lot of them will be but boxing is a business, and where there is a market for it, and something like this that captures the public‘s imagination, then it will happen. it's one of those things that's fascinating about sport — the unpredictability. and sometimes the underdog and the spectacle of prize fighting. and these two well—known names, but it's captured
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people's imagination. yes, i would thing there's a lot of people who might be quite jealous but we do live in the age of reality tv, social media and sometimes they are things that come before talent. that's how it is. how might then the established boxing fraternity be looking at this as an opportunity for the future? i don't know. some people will just be dead against it. others may see it as an opportunity, but let's say if this happened regularly. if we had celebrity let's say boxing every single week, it would lose its novelty and uniqueness, i guess. if we are used to it. i think the thing is that it is very unusual much like when conor mcgregor boxed mayweather with the cross from mma and ufc to boxing. that captured people's imagination. if that happened every single week, it would not be quite so exciting. so, i don't think there can be a great deal taken from it because it is very unusual
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but on the positive side, i get why people would be against it. but on the positive, it might bring people to the sport to either try it or do it for training orjust to watch it who wouldn't normally be just like strictly come dancing does for dancing. it's celebrities who aren't trained dancers but it might bring lots more people to dancing and at the end of the day and anything that gets people active and something positive, that's got to be good. commonwealth boxing champion stacey copeland. time for a look at the weather with nick miller. hello. more wet weather is moving into the uk from the west, so today, at least we took advantage of a rare dry day across the bulk of the uk. a good amount of sunshine and blue sky but that is about to change as these weather fronts move in, sweeping eastwards overnight. notjust rain but some snow as well to the higher parts of the pennines, southern uplands and more especially in scotland, north of the central belt. relatively modest hills will see some accumulating snow into the morning, affecting some of the higher routes into the morning as well so don't be surprised by that.
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at least this wet weather is moving on through and not hanging around too long and any one particular place. as it moves through, there will be some quite gusty winds around as well, temperate is heading up a bit of the night goes on after a chilly start. into tomorrow, the persistent rain clearing away from eastern england and then it is a case of showers tomorrow, very blustery showers coming in on this brisk north—westerly wind, showers, some heavy, thundery, wintry on hills, may be some do move east across the uk but relatively few the further south and east you are and it's going to be a rather cold feeling day were particularly because the went is feeling stronger, just a few spots to the south in double figures. as the showers keep on coming around low pressure through monday night and into tuesday morning, the rain totals will be mounting again into the peak district so may bring further concerns with flooding here so keep an eye on that. a chilly night going into tuesday and then on tuesday,
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it's dominated by low pressure, we will see another band of wet weather moving its way southwards. some sunshine to the south of that, further showers following on behind, the arrow is pointing from the north, that cold wind keeps on coming in and for the most part, temperatures are in single figures on tuesday. looking beyond that, we have a brief break between weather systems early wednesday with frost and a few freezing fog patches, then low pressure comes in towards northern ireland, affecting parts of england and wales going into thursday and with a chance of seeing some more persistent rain on thursday. some of the areas seeing the worst of the flooding as well. this week, it will be wet at times, some hill snow because it is cold enough for that, some windy with low pressure close by, a chance of frost overnight as well. that is the forecast. of course, right now, the forecast right now, some parts of england and especially parts of south yorkshire derbyshire are dealing with significant flooding, there are flood warnings still in force, severe flood warnings and weather warnings from the met office as well, details on our website.


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