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tonight at ten, borisjohnson launches the conservative manifesto, saying next month's election is the most critical in modern memory. he's promising to put his brexit deal back before parliament by christmas, hello. there'll be 50,000 more nurses, this is bbc news with lukwesa burak. and no rises in income tax. more now on the lib dems — and their leader, jo swinson, let us go for sensible, moderate, has said there has "been a squeeze" but tax—cutting one—nation on her party during the campaign, conservative government, but that she is "not conceding yet". and take this country forwards. thank you all very much. cheering speaking on the bbc‘s andrew marr show, swinson also attacked jeremy corbyn's neutral stance on brexit, and said the liberal democrats' priority was to stop brexit plenty of promises but no big from happening. surprises, the prime minister publishes a manifesto he hopes will well, of course the liberal democrats want to stop brexit win him a majority. and we will be campaigning to stop brexit. we'll be looking at the pledges ok, if that is the case, and asking if they're affordable. jeremy corbyn is offering also tonight: a referendum, you may not like every two major cinema chains pull aspect of what he is saying, the screening of a film
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about gang violence, but he is offering a referendum, following a mass brawl and borisjohnson very much isn't, at a cinema complex in birmingham. doesn't that mean you are inevitably huge turnouts and gains for pro—democracy groups going to have to lean in hong kong's local elections, towards the labour party and help with voters giving their verdict them form a government, vote things through for them, on months of demonstrations. rather than the conservatives? well, first of all, as things stand, and england's cricketers as things stand, borisjohnson are struggling to avoid defeat in the first test in new zealand. is on course to get a majority, and liberal democrats are the best placed party to stop it. ah, you think that is what is happening at the moment? if you look at the polls right now, that is what they say. now there is, obviously, two and a half weeks to go in this campaign, and i am working very hard to change that situation... you are not conceding yet, but you think that he is going to win? of course i am not conceding yet. liberal democrats are campaigning good evening. hard right across the country, borisjohnson has launched and we are making real inroads, the conservative party's but we need to make sure we win election manifesto, promising to get his brexit deal passed those seats from the conservatives, by parliament as soon as possible and we are in a position to do that after the election if he wins. in a way that labour simply is not. in a speech in telford if he doesn't win an overall in shropshire, majority, and he comes he offered what he called a route to you saying, "listen, jo, i never thought... map to take the country forward. i don't want to do this, i am doing for the nhs in england, this through gritted teeth, jo, there was a new pledge to add but to get my deal through, 50,000 more nurses to the workforce, to get my withdrawal agreement through, i am prepared to offer partly by stemming the flow of people leaving and the liberal democrats a referendum
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on that deal afterwards", also by recruiting from overseas. what do you say to him? there was also a promise to restore look, i am not putting borisjohnson orjeremy corbyn into number ten, nursing grants and train more staff. but if there is a law in parliament... he said there'd be the voters might. if there is a law in parliament that no rises in income tax, i can vote for that makes sure that the brexit deal is put national insurance and vat for five years. to the public, with the opportunity an earlier plan from mrjohnson to remain, i will vote for that. to raise the income tax threshold we have always said for higher earners is scrapped. we will vote for that. but there is a pledge to raise ah, 0k. so if borisjohnson tries the threshold at which people start paying national insurance to £9,500, to do a deal with you, whereby he gets his withdrawal a saving of £85 a year per person. agreement through the house 0ur political editor, of commons, he delivers his promise laura kuenssberg, was at the manifesto launch, to "get brexit done", and her report contains but in return for that, he gives you a referendum, you say yes? i am not doing a deal, andrew. some flash photography. i am going to vote for the things that i am standing up for, for the things that i believe in, ahead, but far from clear and away. and i believe we should stop brexit, and it may be that a people's vote are you feeling optimistic, ministers? is the best way to do that. tories out, tories out! we have campaigned for that for more than three years and so, the tories know it's theirs to lose. as we have said, over the last year, but who'd bet on much these days? if we can put a specific brexit deal to the british public with the option to remain, this time last year, liberal democrats will support borisjohnson was having a people's vote. we will vote for that legislation. just a controversial backbencher. now defending his own position as prime minister...
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boris, boris, boris! and with a list of promises he's making new, of the liberal democrat leader, jo trying to secure the conservatives another five years in charge. swinson. how's that, andy? time for a look at the weather can you see that? with alina jenkins. as we head into the final week of his number—one rallying cry — to metrological autumn, there is more move on and leave the eu injanuary. rain in the forecast. not much do we want more delay? around today, mainly dry for many, do we want more dither and drift but a lot of mist and murk, low cloud. some of us were lucky enough and deadlock and division? to see some bright skies, but that do we want 2020 to be another year of defeatism and despair? brightness has been at a premium. no, we don't. the next spell of rain is already making its presence felt across get brexit done, and we can restore western parts of the uk. gusty winds confidence and certainty to business and to families. associated with that, 50 miles an hour across south—western london get brexit done, and we'll see south wales. that is tracking north a pent—up tidal wave of investment into this country. and east woods, getting as far north as the midlands, southern parts of get brexit done, and we can northern ireland. staying mainly dry focus our hearts and our minds further north, but some low cloud, on the priorities of the british people. freezing —— well above freezing the conservatives had already vowed extra money for the health service, temperatures. this front is but there's a new promise continuing north and east woods. the to recruit more nurses. heaviest of the rain tomorrow is across england and wales. a number today, in this manifesto,
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of the met office rain warnings in place. the rain becoming patchy as we pledge 50,000 more nurses and their bursaries, it pushes into northern ireland and and 50 million more gp surgery appointments, and today we make this guarantee... scotland. still quite a windy day for the shetland isles and still cash to scrap hospital stronger winds across parts of parking charges, south—west england and south wales. taxpayers‘ money for more childcare, and an infrastructure fund — mild again, nine or 13 celsius the all, he claims, without raising tax. top temperature. we get rid of one area of low pressure, here is here's the kicker, another one waiting in the wings for tuesday. this has the remnants of we can do all these things what was tropical storm sebastien embedded in it. that is going to pep without raising our income tax, vat, or national insurance up embedded in it. that is going to pep up the rainfall, strength and the contributions. that's our guarantee. wind. widespread gusts of a0 or 50 and in this manifesto, and in this manifesto... mph for south wales and south—west applause england on tuesday. again, with some ..there is a vision for the future. heavy rain. more rain on top of boris johnson says already saturated ground. 15 or 20 he never wanted this election, millimetres quite widely, even more but it's both a huge risk and a huge over higher ground. most of us will opportunity for him and his party. see some spells of heavy rain let's go for sensible, moderate, but tax—cutting one—nation through tuesday. not raining all the conservative government, and take this country forwards. time, in between a view brighter thank you all very much. interludes. generally a breezy day. the strongest winds across south wales and south—west england. in the moist, tropical air, temperatures you won the leadership of your party widely in double figures, ten or 1a by making a big promise on brexit
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that you then broke, despite saying celsius on tuesday. we still have the buck stopped with you. this area of low pressure to deal with on wednesday. gradually now you're trying to win the country tracking its way eastwards. a very with a whole list of promises and significant extra spending. messy picture on wednesday. further do you accept that beyond this room, spells of heavy rain, strong wind and beyond your party, for northern scotland and southern it's a big leap of faith england. as we going to thursday and for the country friday, we pick up more of a north—easterly wind which is going to trust you with a majority? the biggest issue at this election to pull much colder air across much of the uk. by the time we get a is really whether people have any confidence in politics any more. and i think the reason that friday morning, most of us will wake confidence and trust in politics up friday morning, most of us will wake up to an overnight frost. wet and windy for a time and the week ahead, has been so undermined is because for three and half years, dry and cold later. they've seen politicians engaged in constant prevarication, procrastination, dither and delay, when the people of this country voted to get brexit done. the tory leader is now right in the fray, right in the middle of this campaign. but none of the steps spelt out today are designed to create the fireworks he's famous for. there's no doubt people are asking politicians, "are you going to stick to what you're saying you're going to be doing? we couldn't be clearer
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about getting brexit done. we do want to spend some more money on our priorities — the nhs, more on the 20,000 police, more on our schools — but we can do that if we keep the economy strong. compared to the labour manifesto, this is a pamphlet rather than a phone book, but it's a document designed to keep the tories out of trouble, rather than shake up the fundamentals of the campaign. is this a winning manifesto, mrjohnson? we're fighting very hard, we're fighting very hard. here you go, yes, like gold dust, getting these posters! the big contrast between him and his rivals has been there since day one — borisjohnson would take us out of the eu in less than 70 days. that's the choice — vote to leave at speed or vote for the chance to stay. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, telford. so how affordable are the pledges being made? 0ur economics editor, faisal islam, is here to look at the numbers. faisal. the conservative manifesto contained no rabbits out of the hat, no huge tax cuts, rises, or big new spending items. it has been designed as a "steady as she goes" modest effort —
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the equivalent of a rather low—key budget with some targeted help. for example, extra nurse recruitment and appointments cost about £1.5 billion pounds a year on top of existing nhs commitments. there is £600 million a year on a national skills fund. the national insurance threshold costs the exchequer £2.5 billion a year. in total, £6.5 billion in spending rises and tax cuts. it's very modest — for example, there's no income tax cut for higher earners, that was promised to the pm's party members. it doesn't undo ten years of spending squeezes either. all of that basically is funded by not cutting corporation tax, a tax on business profits, to i7p — and leaving it at i9p instead. about half a billion is also raised from increasing the money charged to migrants to use the health service. this is not a transformative
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ma nifesto this is not a transformative manifesto in terms of tax and spending pledges, pretty much steady as she goes, taking on board the increases announced earlier this year and not much in addition, so i think the big takeaway here is that most of the cuts that we've seen over the last decade will be pegged into spending over the next three or four years unless more money turns up four years unless more money turns up later on. the big picture is several billions a year, not several tens of billions — seen in the other major manifestos. on top of all this, there is extra investment spending of 8 billion a year for things like research and development — and potholes. but what's not in the numbers are some of borisjohnson‘s promises for high—speed rail in the north and a0 new hospitals. the chancellor and pm want to keep a tight ship — a little bit more spending, yes, a bit more tax too, but overall it amounts to less than i% of the size of the economy. clive. faisal, thank you, faisal islam there. so what other measures
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are in the conservative manifesto? well, there's a commitment to an extra 20,000 police officers for england and wales, though that would only restore force numbers back to 2010 levels. there's a pledge for the uk to be carbon neutral by 2050, and the promise of £7.1 billion a year for schools in england by 2023. there was no detailed plan for social care, but on immigration the conservatives want to introduce an australian—style points system. 0ur chief political correspondent, vikki young, has been gauging the mood in rother valley in south yorkshire, an area that voted heavily to leave the eu, and where brexit and trust in politicians are key election issues. who are voters moving towards in this former mining town of maltby? this is an area that overwhelmingly backed leaving the eu, so is borisjohnson‘s promise to get brexit done chiming with leave voters? i want out and over, so we can get on with the real things that influence the ordinary people like us. who do you think could do that for you?
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either the conservatives or the brexit party. ijust hope what he is saying he will do happens. are you willing to give him a chance? yes, yeah. in this area, labour have always been strong. what do you think their view is on brexit? ijust think they don't know, do they? he can't decide one way or the other. outside the leisure centre, members of the running club are limbering up. many are still undecided about how to cast their vote. it's always been labour's, you know, this is an ex—mining village, maltby is, and people have always voted for labour. but i just think they're changing their views. and do you think that's because of brexit? maybe. they all promise the earth before an election, and once they've won it, they don't deliver, so very up in the air for me. it's always been predominantly labour in this area, but i will be backing boris all the way, all the way. and i do like him as a person, i think he's all right. he might not be trustworthy,
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but i do like him. at first glance, a seat like rother valley isn't an obvious place for borisjohnson to go searching for victory — there's only ever been a labour mp here. but this area of south yorkshire voted heavily to leave the eu, and the conservatives are hoping their pro—brexit message could persuade even traditional labour voters to switch this time. in the pub in harthill, many are sticking to labour this time, but it's clear that trust is an issue for party leaders. i can't see myself voting tory, but i am loath to vote forjeremy corbyn. and that speaks a lot, it really does. would you be somebody who normally would have voted labour? i'm a member of the labour party. so what do you think when you see borisjohnson on the tv? i used to like him when he was on have i got news for you, but i certainly don't see him as a representative for the country. i think he's embarrassing. ijust don't trust him, sorry, that's awful to say, but ijust don't trust him.
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borisjohnson knows he's got to turn places like this from red to blue if he's to win the election outright, and brexit could be the key. vicki young, bbc news, rother valley. let's take a look at some of today's other election stories. labour says if it wins the election, women who lost out on their state pensions when the retirement age was raised will be compensated. they could receive sums of up to £31,000, and it's thought nearly four million women are affected. labour estimates it'll cost £58 billion over five years. today's announcement wasn't part of their manifesto, with critics arguing the plan hasn't been budgeted for. the scottish national party leader, nicola sturgeon, sasteremy corbyn would have to scrap trident nuclear weapons if it wants the snp to support a minority labour government. she said she'd also want to see more powers for the scottish parliament and what she termed "a real end to austerity" if labour needed her support in the event of a hung parliament. and the lib dem leader, jo swinson, has repeated her promise
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that her party won't put borisjohnson orjeremy corbyn into number ten. however, she told the bbc‘s andrew marr show that she would vote for a bill which put a brexit deal to the public in a referendum. let's return to telford and speak to our political editor, laura kuenssberg. laura, the main parties have all now revealed their manifestos, what is your assessment of how this election campaign is shaping up? well, clive, i don't think the tory manifesto today really will change that much, and it wasn't designed to be an earth—shattering document. and it wasn't designed to be an ea rth—shattering document. a and it wasn't designed to be an earth—shattering document. a lot of toys are still very spooked and haunted by what happened in 2017 when theresa may's manifesto unravelled and really took the momentum away from her campaign, and we all know what happened next. the second point is that borisjohnson is still a relatively new prime minister, and he's already, in his short time in number ten, made big
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announcements and try to change the course of the conservative party already. and a third of all, as you suggest, the fundamentals of this election campaign are already pretty well set. whatever was in the ma nifestos, well set. whatever was in the manifestos, the two big party the two big rivals have really clashing approaches, not just two big rivals have really clashing approaches, notjust on the size of the state, whether it should be big 01’ the state, whether it should be big or small, whether it should interfere in the economy or not, but above all else their approach to brexit, and the tory manifesto sought to underline a difference, rather than really to change the dynamic in any way. and, laura, today labour revealed an eye—catching initiative on some women's pensions which wasn't in their manifesto. that's right, the so—called waspi women, a really powerful group who have been campaigning for years about what they see as the injustice for women ofa they see as the injustice for women of a certain age who lost out as successive governments tried to level up the amount that men and
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women were entitled to from the state pension. and today, with no big idea previously about the amount of money they might have been willing to spend, labour came forward with what sounds like a very generous, very sympathetic promise to compensate them over every few yea rs, to compensate them over every few years, may be up to the tune of £60 billion. now, for those who have been campaigning on this, obviously that's a very popular promise that may well go down well with voters around the country, but it was not in labour's manifesto to spend that amount of money earlier this week. they took great pride in telling the public that every single item there had been costed, the sums all added up, but tonight there is scepticism about whether or not their manifesto really ca n about whether or not their manifesto really can stick to the arithmetic they promised when this huge expense of promise has been added to itjust a couple of days later. ok, laura, thank you, laura kuenssberg there live in telford in shropshire. two major cinema chains have tonight pulled all screenings of the film blue story, following a mass fight
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at a cinema complex in birmingham. fans of the film, about two street gangs in south london, are outraged at the decision, saying there's no clear link between its screening and the violence. police made five arrests and recovered two machetes after the brawl last night. charlotte gallagher reports. screaming. a weekend trip to the cinema becomes a terrifying experience. seven police officers injured trying to break up a brawl involving around 100 people and machetes. five have been arrested, the youngest a 13—year—old girl. this startling picture is being shared on social media — a group of young teenagers apparently armed with a machete. we're not entirely certain what caused it, so we're not going to get into that speculation, but it is reassuring that we were able to deal with it. today, vue cinemas announced it was pulling this film, blue story, from all its venues. it's about gangs in london, though it's not known if the people involved in the violence
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at star city were there to watch it. vue is one of the biggest cinema chains in the uk, with more than 90 cinemas, and most of the new releases, they end up in one of their screens. so it's a big blow for the makers of blue story that the film has been stopped. now showcase cinemas are banning blue story as well. in south—east london tonight, there was a special showing of the film at an independent cinema. i don't really see how there's a difference from, you know, your hollywood gangster film in terms of, you know, the gruesomeness and the violence that's involved. i think it's unfortunate, i think that a link will be made that doesn't necessarily need to be made. i think it's a bad set of circumstances. blue story‘s director, rapman, today insisted his film is about love, not violence. charlotte gallagher, bbc news. pro—democracy candidates appear to be making big gains in hong kong's local elections following a record turnout. it's believed anger at the government's handling
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of months of protests will secure victory in several council races and send a clear message to china. 0ur correspondent rupert wingfield—hayes reports from hong kong. in the eastern district of hong kong island this morning, the queue to vote at the shau kei wan polling station went on and on and on. we're seeing queues like this in districts all over hong kong today. people waiting for an hour, even up to an hour and a half to vote. and people are telling us they have never seen anything like this in a local election in hong kong before. translation: we didn't have to line up before. everyone is more enthusiastic. they really want to contribute to the society. he speaks in cantonese the passion of those standing for election today is out of all proportion to the power of the local council seats being contested.
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but for the opposition, today is a referendum on the protests that have rocked hong kong for the last six months. david and his mother anne are on opposite sides of that fight. we can see just old people, pro—government, pro—regime, they control the power, they control the parties, they control everything, even the economy. so we can take back the control and start to have more strength and power. as counting got under way tonight, the turnout for today's election had topped 71%. that is the highest turnout ever recorded in any hong kong election. the early signs are all so that the pro—democratic camp is heading for a sweeping victory. well, you can hear all the excitement here, and that is because a 23—year—old democracy activist has just unseated a pro—government incumbent who's held the seat for the last 20 years.
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scenes like these are being repeated across hong kong tonight — the new, very young faces of hong kong politics. the question now is will any of these victories have an impact on the hong kong government or on beijing? rupert wingfield—hayes, bbc news, in hong kong. clive, it is nowjust after six o'clock in the morning here on monday morning in hong kong, and people are waking up to the news that the opposition has won an overwhelming landslide in those elections on sunday, the latest results i can see from the hong kong standard's website is the opposition has won 333 seats to the pro—governmentjust 38 has won 333 seats to the pro—government just 38 seats, has won 333 seats to the pro—governmentjust 38 seats, so more than a 2000 majority, and it appears to be a ringing endorsement of the opposition's demands for greater democracy here in hong kong. the question, as i said in my piece there, is well carrie lam and her government listen, and of course,
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ultimately, hong kong's masters, political masters are in beijing, and the question is how will they now react to what has happened here in hong kong on sunday? clive. 0k, rupert, rupert wingfield—hayes in hong kong. now, with all the sport, here's karthi gna nasegaram, at the bbc sport centre. hi, clive, thank you very much. the final day of the first test match between england and new zealand has just started in mount maunganui, with england needing to bat through the day to force a draw. new zealand's bj watling hit an impressive double century as the hosts declared on 615—9. england could only manage 55—3 by the close of play on day four. joe lynskey reports. the bay 0val is cricket's postcard venue, but these test match for england now has a worrying picture. 0n england now has a worrying picture. on day four they would need four wickets to bowl new zealand out. instead, they were stopped by patient batting, an approach that
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brought new zealand new records. mitchell santner had brought new zealand new records. mitchell sa ntner had started brought new zealand new records. mitchell santner had started his innings slowly, now he was playing shots to get the crowd interested. he made a century, his first in test cricket, but even that contribution would be just a support act. bj watling had been at the crease for more than ten hours when he ticked to 200. when he finally got out, new zealand called time, they had made 615 runs, their highest score in test against england. and back at the crease now the tourist would need patience. instead, sant now got dom sibley, then tempted rory burns into their sweep shot. and whenjack leach was out, england were 55—3, a long way from home, and a long way behind. joe lynskey, bbc news. play started around 20 minutes ago, and england are now 62—3 and trial by200 and england are now 62—3 and trial by 200 runs. there was a remarkable game in the premier league, but it is time to pop out
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of the room if you don't want to know today's results, as match of the day 2 and, in scotland, sportscene follow soon on bbc one. it finished 3—3 between sheffield united and manchester united. chris wilder's side were 2—0 ahead before manchester united scored three goals in seven minutes to take the lead. but 0liver mcburnie salvaged a point for sheffield united with a 90th minute equaliser. rangers are now level on points with scottish premiership leaders celtic after a 3—1win over hamilton, ryan kent scoring two of rangers' three goals. glasgow city have beaten hibernian to win the scottish women's cup. their 11—3 victory in today's final makes it a ninth cup win for city. and chelsea stay top of the women's super league after an emphatic 6—0 win over birmingham city. and there's more on the bbc sport website, including news of spain being crowned tennis world champions after winning the davis cup in its new week—long format in madrid. that's it. now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. 00:23:58,161 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 have a very good night.
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