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you are you're watching beyond 100 days. is the national health service up for sale? that's the claim from jeremy corbyn who claims he's got the evidence that it is. the labour leader says the nhs would be at risk under a post—brexit trade deal with the us , nonsense says the prime minister. the claims originate from documents sourced by labour, covering a series of talks between us and uk officials in washington and london. under boris johnson, the nhs is on the table. the nhs is in no way on the table, in all aspect whatever. a new report says president trump knew about the whistle—blower complaint that revealed his pressure campaign against ukraine, well before he released aid to kyiv. also on the programme:
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how will the eu commission look under its new leader? we'll be tracking ursula von der leyen‘s first 100 days as she prepares to take up the post in december. and major storms in the us are causing travel chaos ahead of the thanksgiving holidays. even the iconic balloons at macy's parade might not be cleared for takeoff. hello and welcome — i'm christian fraser in london and michelle fleury is in new york. since the brexit referendum in 2016 the british public has been told that one of the most valuable prizes for the uk, will be a future trade deal with the united states. but at what cost? today the labour leaderjeremy corbyn claimed he had evidence that the national health service will be on the table in those talks. at a news conference this morning, he produced the minutes of six meetings, took place between 2017 and 18, in which us trade negotiators discussed drugs pricing and nhs contracts.
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borisjohnson dismissed the claims as "total nonsense" and said he could give an "absolute cast iron guarantee" that the nhs would not be up for sale. here's both leaders with their accounts. we have now got evidence that under borisjohnson the nhs is on the table and will be up for sale. he tried to cover it up in a secret agenda, but today it has been exposed. there will be no sale of the nhs, or privatisation. the nhs is not on the table in any way. in no way. the nhs is in no way on the table, in the aspect whatever. we're joined now by katy balls — the deputy political editor at the spectator. i have gone through the documents. there is one line that sticks out to me. a very helpful explication of the areas we can expect to push, the
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areas where the uk may find themselves in difficult territory. that's really the point, isn't it? by that's really the point, isn't it? by the uk may not have engaged with this, it's quite clear where the us side wants to go. yes, and if you're talking about what these documents show, i don't think it shows that the nhs is being privatised, ultimately, if you look at the various comments we've had in the last couple of months and the last couple of years, we have had donald trump suggest everything is on the table in the us and uk trade deal. we have perhaps had some lodging from the uk side, and they have moved back from that. it shows that there are figures in the uk or us government that would like the price of us drugs to be discussed. there isa of us drugs to be discussed. there is a lot of cold water being poured on us is a lot of cold water being poured on us from the conservative side, and there is nothing definite, but just the idea of what they are going to try and push for, and what we can do in response. white back
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presumably, one of the things that we have learned from this is that patents issues on us generic drugs will be on the table. yes, and if you are 01’ will be on the table. yes, and if you are or extend patents, in theory, prices could rise, because there will be less competitive, but it depends on the specific drugs. it's tricky in this document because it does plant seeds of doubt in voters minds about the nhs under a conservative government, but there is nothing definite. this isjust prefatory conversations, not official negotiations, and the vast majority of the notes have invented theresa may and not borisjohnson. so, it is hard to green too much from it, but if you look at the election, there are two big main voter issues, one being brexit, the other being the nhs, so you can see how labour can land a polio that could work to their advantage. will
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come back to those documents in a second. i want to talk to you about some of these detail predictions that been coming out. what do you see at the moment in the polling figures? at the moment we are seeing the conservatives having a consistent lead, and a lead that does suggest it will win a majority. that lead appears to have tightened, according to a couple of polls this week, and as soon as she gets with seeing the tory spin seven points ahead, it looks a bit trickier. it is not guaranteed with that kind of lead. we will be getting a more specific projection tonight with the poll, and the message that the 2017 election said there would be a hung parliament, so there is a lot of faith struck on it. it would not predict a large majority, because one of the things that they are worried about is voters getting
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complacent, thinking a tory majority is definite and then saying, actually, we don't want it to be too big, i might vote for the liberal democrats, and form borisjohnson to wina democrats, and form borisjohnson to win a majority, he is really aiming for the midlands and the north. at the moment i think they think they think they are lending their message there, i do think it is a very fine balance, and if it looks like the tories have too much of a lead, it could start to get tricky. you would be brave to put your house and everything at the moment. thank you, that pull out at ten o'clock tonight. let's talk more about the nhs. i'm joined now by mark dayan — policy analyst at the independent health charity nuffield trust. a lot has been made today about the disparity in drugs prices between the uk and the us. why is that? there are a range of reasons. to sum it up, the uk put tremendous effort into dragging down the price of medicines, and the us doesn't. the
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quite high profile issues that many people in the uk will be aware of is that the nhs will actually refuse to fund a drug if it is not cost—effective in terms saving enough lives per cost. that doesn't happen in america. similarly, for some things, the usa has a more generous system in terms of the first company that brings out the drug keeps that on patent for a bit longer than they would be allowed to in the uk. in the uk, it can happen slightly earlier that so—called generic drugs, which are the same drug but made by another company for less, come on the market. just to speu less, come on the market. just to spell that out for people, they are a direct copy, and that can happen once the license is lapped. 0nce a direct copy, and that can happen once the license is lapped. once the patent has lapsed, then other companies can come in behind. that is what really irritates donald trump, because he says we are putting all this money into drug
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development, and you are copying it in europe and getting drugs cheaper. what they have tried to do in other countries, they are probably not happy about any of this. they are not that happy about the price controlling the nhs itself does, they are not that happy about the refusal of not cost effective drugs, and are not happy about the shorter amount of time they can keep their patent. all of those are not what the usa says is this its companies and trusts. donald trump has made no secret of his desire to see cheaper drug prices. he thinks that other countries are not paying their fair share. you have also got drug companies here are saying they would like greater access to the uk market. if there is any trade deal and any clues on the uk government's site, does that bind future governments, or is it sort of reversible down the road? is a treaty it would be somewhat binding on future governments. we would have to change the treaty voted to change
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it, so it would be an important set of decisions, and i think from a uk point of view, wanting national health service here in the uk not to pay more for the same medicines than it does today completely we would hope that uk negotiators would keep a hard line on this, and as we had, there are signs in these documents have had uk government has pushed back. they say they are tied in agreements with other countries you may not that make changes, and the difficult situation that that would leave people in terms of nhs budgets. thank you. a string of generations has rocked multiple's government. the investigation into the death of the
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journalist has accelerated over the last few days after a prominent businessman who has been given immunity. they say the prime minister should have cheap to the max chief of staff, not supported him. it is two years since she was murdered, but over her death has not dissipated. there were scenes of fury tonight outside parliament. x had been thrown at the prime minister as protesters called on him to resign. earlier in the day, the prime minister's chief aide had stepped down with reports that she had been with police. translation: the continued stability and my mandate and my actions and decisions in the coming hours
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and days will be aimed to ensure stability is maintained and institutions continue to work serenely. i will also heed the advice of various people who told me not to make statements while an investigation is active. the tourism minister also resigned yesterday as did the economy minister seen here on the left. the men denied doing anything wrong. this is where the island's best—known journalist was killed in a car bomb. it was a murder which shocked the country. she had been investigating corruption at the highest levels of government. three men are now awaiting trial for detonating the bomb. the question the police and the maltese people are asking is who ordered it? i hope it can to prove that people in the government who at the end of the day are representing us are found in relations with the murder or corruption and i hope that justice will prevail.
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i hope we will get over this soon and we will resolve everything and people will get what they deserve. it is notjust her family who want justice for her murder. it is being demanded by many of her compatriots as well. terrorist organisations are banned from entering the country and have their assets seized. it follows the deaths of several us nationals in mexico by drug trafficking gangs. court in bangladesh has sent in several men to death for an attack ona several men to death for an attack on a cafe three years ago. mostly
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foreigners died when the gunman stormed the cafe. it led to a crackdown on islamic extremist. stormed the cafe. it led to a crackdown on islamic extremistm has been reported that the owner of manchester city is selling a $500 million stake to private equities for silver lake. it is thought they sounded deal at the weekend. an announcement is expected as soon as today. we were sent a challenge this week. a tweet from matt bevington from the think tank uk in a changing europe. "wondering if there are any plans for @christianfraser et al to do a first 100 days on the european commission? arguably much more consequential for the uk than trump's first 100 days." you see, this is the beauty of our programme title, it comes back into fashion after every election! and so we are going to take matt up on his challenge. we will track the first 100 days of the commission and we will come
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back to it every week. that first 100 days will start on the 1st december. that is the day, officially, when the new team of this the commission president ursula von der leyen begins work. remember the commission is the executive arm of the eu. so it proposes policy, it enforces the law, it represents the eu internationally, it allocates the funding. von der leyen's team of commisioners was confirmed by a vote today — and here's what she had to say. all together we will be one team that works in the common european interest. we will be one team that works with this house and with member states to tackle our generation's defining challenges. we are ready, but most importantly, europe is ready. my message is simple — let's get to work.
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von der leyen has set an ambitious programme for her first 100 days. at the top of the to do list is proposing a european green deal — that aims to reduce emissions across the eu by 50% by 2030, compared with 1990 levels. and on the economy, von der leyen says the commision will bring forward a new "legal instrument" to ensure every worker in the eu has a fair minimum wage. she has also committed to drawing up a set of rules to regulate the use of artificial intelligence across europe. and has set the end of next year as a deadline for the eu to resolve the issue of taxing digital services — something it failed to resolve in march. well, matt bevington is here with me. imight i might say, rather cheekily, does the eu do anything in 100 days? not to pass legislation at this scale, but it does set the groundwork. she
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has had to delay her current mission and months, she has had three stopped, and she is having to work on the eu commission more broadly. when you look back at the last parliament, about two thirds of the proposals put forward by the juncker commission were adopted. i detect by looking at the fragmentation of this parliament, she will have a tougher job. that's right, and it comes down to two things. it used to be that they had the left and centre—right groups had the seats, but now there are more groups in the in the parliament. the eurosceptic group, and it is more fragmented. it's harder to build and hold on to corporations, and it seeming to be
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disruptive. i want to pick up on the idea that she will have a tougher time pushing through her agenda. if you take the green new deal, big fish in that span across multiple departments. if the eu known for cooperating across departments? you have the green side, the economies side, can these two work together?” think one more important things she has done is restructure the commission when the previous content. the previous commission tried to do with coordinating thing, but didn't have the civil service behind. she has included this in the commission, so they will have the civil service behind which will help, but what she will be relying on those member states agreeing. reaching the climate neutral target for 2050, it is notjust onto her,
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she is rife with other institutions, and it's a big gamble to put something legislative proposals on the back of the other institutions in the eu agreeing. if she doesn't manage those two, it could look like a fairly thin programme. the other problems she faces, not mentioned on the first agenda, it's brexit, which certainly bedevil her predecessor. yes, von der leyen has tried to say as little as possible brexit. her reaction to really come down to the uk refusing to nominate a commissioner. they're looking at the negotiations, and she will take a back—seat. negotiations, and she will take a back-seat. the one thing i have picked out of all of this is that she has pledged to support the parliament's she has pledged to support the pa rliament‘s right to she has pledged to support the parliament's right to initiate the legislation. for those that don't understand how the eu works, the council sought to put the ideas forward , council sought to put the ideas forward, the commission placed on the policies, and the palpable time. she pulled through, it is going to
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be bottom—up. she pulled through, it is going to be bottom-up. yes, it is a radical idea, and when this comes into play next year, france and germany having a new convention and reforming the eu, this is a big debate, if it happens, it could have a significant impact. you could have meps proposing legislative ideas, and it could change. we focus on brexit. the eu has moved from crisis to crisis, so it's important to them too. large swatches of the us are being pummelled by two big storms causing travel chaos ahead of the thanksgiving holiday. many makers are under a winter storm advisories. the north west has been hit by what meteorologists are calling a bomb cyclone. while here in new york, the weather forecast is going down like lead balloon as the city gears
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up for the annual macy's thanksgiving day parade. for the first time since 1971, some of the big balloons could be grounded due to strong winds. the floats and bands will still be there but if wind gusts top 3a miles per hour, 16 of the large character balloons may not fly. our very own laura trevelyan is outside the city's museum of natural history where the balloons are being inflated. it is very precise. i see tomorrow morning there will be breezes, but thenit morning there will be breezes, but then it picks up. all i can tell you isi then it picks up. all i can tell you is i have a lot of young people around me who are very anxious indeed to see life from the relief froze n indeed to see life from the relief frozen flying tomorrow, and looking at my notes and seen costs opt tomorrow. if wins cost at 38 miles
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an hourand then tomorrow. if wins cost at 38 miles an hour and then a 0laf won't be able to fly. in 1997, felix the cat actually banged into a street lamp during the parade and injured four people. since then, there have been regulations in place. don't laugh, christian! sorry, i did for injuries! i hope you all the way over the atlantic. there are children watching and listening, so we need to use this teachable moment to say that if it is that gusty, 0laf can't fly. the good news is, evenif 0laf can't fly. the good news is, even if it is too costly, they can still be dragged along the ground by their handlers, so that was to be in their handlers, so that was to be in the parade. the element that is good. that was a big favourite of mine, going the night before, watching them get inflated. people line up and wait for this parade for hours and hours. at what point is the core going to be made, when will people know whether these balloons
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will go up or not? the call will be made about 9am on thursday morning. that is when the parade organisers will look at the weather forecast. they have got all kinds of sophisticated wind metres, every building, if you can believe it, is attached to some kind of wind metre, because the biggest one is that they are worried about is these spongebob and gary bloom, which is the biggest, so these balloons are flying effectively at five stories above the ground. that was the worst disguised question i've ever heard. when will we know? what time... are you going to be there tomorrow for all of this? are you having thanksgiving dinner?”
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all of this? are you having thanksgiving dinner? i shall be teenagers in frozen new england, but i will be watching the progress of the parade on tv, and i will be delighted to see 0laf and ko, if they can't let it go. the one that we haven't mentioned, they can change the height at which they fly, that some of poor. yes. that is true. you can indeed change the height at which they fly, but there are not really supposed to fly at all if the wind is gusting above 34 miles an hour, so that if issue here. so people on edge, forget the impeachment enquiry, here in new york city, what it can feeling people it's rather sleepy, spongebob and 0laf will be able to fly. all ages want to know, me included! people will be sitting at home wondering about the height of buildings. we should just say, across how many states, that is
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where the crisis the us is facing, it is horrendous. we're talking about york... look at this, some of these pictures. so many americans be affected. she's gone. she has been blown away, i think. the weather is bad. who knows, michelle might see dublin tomorrow, it seems to be a big concern. maybe five after 9am! michelle — have you herd that cows sufferfrom anxiety? i am serious, no bull. anyway one russian farm is taking steps to relax their animals by giving them virtual reality headsets. these are specially adapted vr systems that show a "unique summer field simulation programme". the end result isn't
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just a calmer cow — their milk yield is also improved, according to moscow's ministry of agriculture and food. christian, i once went to saudi arabia, and they had air—conditioned accounts. obviously increases productivity. i'm sure, if i'm shown back—to—back games i'm in a better mood. that's all the big news tonight. he sees balloons, cows with headsets. this is beyond 100 days from the bbc. coming up for viewers on the bbc news channel and bbc world news — we'll take a look at what the scottish national party has promised voters in their election manifesto. and a visit to the outback of australia where a mining community are leading the way in sustainable living, by going underground. that's still to come.
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it's been another one of those days, hasn't it? with more rain around, flooding issues, this weather watch picture sent in from the lincolnshire area, which is seen rain today. more rain to come across the eastern side of england as we go in through the night time, and also further northwards, the rain will be pretty persistent and close issues across south—eastern areas of scotland, as well. not the only place that will see rain, a few patches of rain from northern ireland, wales and southern counties of england. the rainjust won't ireland, wales and southern counties of england. the rain just won't be as troublesome here. temperatures tonight five to 10 celsius.
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tomorrow. whether, the pressure pushes eastwards later in the day will get these northerly winds moving in bringing a much colder conditions to the north of the country, but also bring change to dry weather at last. we stopped at the taster with cloud a range thursday morning. the ring can be quite heavy at times, pushing into wales and east anglia. even in the south there could be the odd patchy rain, but it is here where we will see some of the higher temperatures, and through the afternoon, should reach ten or 11 celsius. far north of england and scotland, as the sunshine comes out through the afternoon, the temperatures will drop. after temperatures quite cold later in the day. through the night time, it clear skies spread across much of the uk, looking at quite a widespread frost developing. much colder out of the countryside. friday could be an patch of rain around, but the vast majority of the
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uk, dry and day. cult after a frosty start, temperatures struggling somewhat, between four and 8 degrees, and showers across northern areas, perhaps some of them bringing down the north sea as well. we can, a chance of rain from the slow in southern england, but uncertainty. the big picture in the next few days is this area of high pressure moving on, there will be the risk of a few showers across northern and north—eastern parts of the uk, the majority largely trying, stained callsign, but nowhere near knows what trains we have recently.
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this is beyond 100 days. with me michelle fleury in new york, christian fraser is in london. our top stories. labour claims it has proof the nhs is at risk under a conservative government. jeremy corbyn says the documents detail trade discussions about nhs drug prices. a new report says president trump knew about the whistleblower complaint that revealed his pressure campaign against ukraine — well before he released aid to kiev. coming up in the next half hour. will climate change be the next political faultine in the uk? we'll look at how the parties plan to deal with environmental damage. when a mining town in australia got too hot to handle residents went underground. now they're using the sun
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to power their community. in the us, the thanksgiving holiday is almost here and congress is in recess but that hasn't stopped the steady trickle of impeachment news. the new york times is reporting today that the president learnt of the whistleblower complaint in august: well before he released the aid to ukraine and before he started vigorously denying there was a quid pro quo. just last night at a rally in florida, his supporters chanted "i want nothing — no quid pro quo". they were quoting what donald trump had said to his ambassador to the eu gordon sondland in september. but this report, citing two unnamed sources, undercuts that line of defense. for more we can bring in christ buckler — the bbc‘s north america correspondent. can you help explain how this
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undermines donald trump's defence? yes, as you both pointed out it is all about yes, as you both pointed out it is allabout timing. yes, as you both pointed out it is all about timing. there is the suggestion, put forward by a number of witnesses, but donald trump was pushing ukraine to launch this investigation into his political rivals and suggesting that potentially if that was to happen, then he could perhaps take ukraine's president to the white house for a meeting and alternatively, this is the big one, he would three up military aid that seems to have been withheld for a time. all of this brings up the question of why was military aid throws in? president trump said at nothing to do with this, this is hundreds of millions of dollars which is really important to the country. what the new york times is now reporting is that he
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learned of this whistle—blower complaint which came at the middle of august and he was told about it at the end of august. first of all, the aid was freed up unpaid to ukraine and then he had a phone call with the ambassador to the european union in which he said no quid pro quo. the clear suggestion from the new york times is that because the president was a widow that perhaps he took action to make sure there actually was no quid pro quo. are you saying he tailored his language because he had already been briefed on the whistle—blower? it is an odd thing to say, i want nothing. yes, he has been making a point ofjust saying those words over and over again. last week you will remember he scrawled those words down on pieces of paper and went outside the white house to see that, i want
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nothing, no quid pro quo. it is the clearest suggestion from the new york times article, if correct, that president trump was in a position by he knew of the concerns, the white house was telling him they were having conversations about weather they should be passed on to congress and therefore what he wanted to do was distance himself from a position which looked like he was time to put pressure on ukraine by withholding military aid and demanding something in return. the new york times did us the white house for a comment and did not come back with a comment. it raises something which will play into this impeachment inquiry and we know the judiciary committee is planning to have a session next week. one to watch. let us talk about and you pull which is out, this cnn poll. we have been talking about elizabeth warren declining,
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but this is a national poll and jill biden has a double—figure lead. you see the resilience of himself and bernie sanders. it is worth pointing out this is a national poll. previous pools have been about individual states like new hampshire, which come at the start. it is clear some candidates have been campaigning hard to do their best to try and come through. what this pool indicates, if correct, is that jill this pool indicates, if correct, is thatjill biden is someone with name recognition and seems to be someone who's been talked about more across the country. it is worth mentioning that we are talking about and more, the us media is talking about him because he is constantly being mentioned in regard to donald and potentially holding —— withholding aid to ukraine. there might be an
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argument that it could be donald trump againstjill biden in the election in 2020 and perhaps some people are responding to that. —— mike againstjill biden. people are responding to that. —— mike against jill biden. thank you very much. the uk general election is just 15 days away and now that all the manifestos have been published, its decision time. climate change and environmental damage is one of the areas that voters have said they are most concerned about. but how are the parties proposing to deal with the many, complex climate—related issues? and why are the conservatives and the brexit party refusing take part in tomorrow night's first ever tv election debate on climate change? here with me is the bbc‘s editor david shukman who can hopefully shed some light on the various promises, pledges and manifestos. we'll look at all the main parties one by one — lets start with what the government is proposing. we have already had the commitment to cutting greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. and as part of these plans
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they intend to spend £9.2 billion to improve the energy efficiency of our homes, our schools our hospitals. thre's also a pledge in the manifesto to plant 75,000 acres of trees a year and they will ban plastic waste exports to non—0ecd countries. you have done so much work in these countries weather as loads of plastic waste. that is correct, it is one of many fascinating aspects of this environmental battle in the election. 0ver recent decades, anyone in our science team has been quiet during a general election campaign but this time it has come alive. all the main parties in something to say on this agenda, they feel the need to engage with young voters, motivated bio kinds of things. do you think people need choices regarding climate change?m has moved up the agenda quite
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dramatically, especially in the summer. weather because of heatwaves or extinction rebellion protests are greta thunberg igniting the imagination of schoolchildren to join her strikes, weather it is more robust climate science saying that climate impacts are not some distant problem, in the later decades of the century but actually are coming up on as soon. 0ther century but actually are coming up on as soon. other that raising awareness. all parties realise they have to engage on this issue. let's turn to the labour party. they've promised to create 1 million greenjobs. jeremy corbyn said they will impose an £11 billion windfall tax on oil and gas companies. there's a pledge to get to net zero carbon by the 2030s. and they will build 9,000 new wind turbines. picking up on the windfall tax on oil and gas, you have heard scare
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stories reports thing that would kill oil exploration in the north sea? yes, labour are trying to achieve a balancing act, clearly they are powerful union supporters who want to keep jobs in the oil and gas industry going for us long as possible. on the other hand, there isa green possible. on the other hand, there is a green wing and the labour party which is pushing hard for the net—zero carbon target to be a sinister 2030. in the end they lost the battle and settled internally for the 20 305 as a willie target which gives them more leeway. the effect is still, if they came to power and implemented this agenda, it would be very radical and signal an enormous change. labour are trying to big up the potential for greenjobs trying to big up the potential for green jobs and argue that although there may be losses in the fossil fuel industries, there are a million
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greenjobs to fuel industries, there are a million green jobs to come fuel industries, there are a million greenjobs to come under their policies. the liberal democrats are ina pact policies. the liberal democrats are in a pact with plaid cymru and other parties. the liberal democrats say they'll spend £20 billion a year for five years to tackle climate change, they think they could reach net—zero carbon by 2045, deliver 80 per cent of uk electricity from renewables by 2030 and plant 60 million trees a year. firms will also be set climate targets. tree planting, i have banged on about so much this programme. tree planting, i have banged on about so much this programmem tree planting, i have banged on about so much this programme. it is fascinating what has happened, a bidding war on trees. the conservatives said they would plant 30 million trees a year and they would soak up carbon monoxide which would soak up carbon monoxide which would encourage biodiversity and fight climate change. this empty, the democrats propose planting 60 million trees a year. we will w! the
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green party said that is not enough, we will do 70 million. where will you plant them ? we will do 70 million. where will you plant them? that is enough space but weather you have enough people to do thejob. but weather you have enough people to do the job. weather british nurseries, cultivating saplings can cultivate these quickly is another question. if you want to really get the carbon benefits, you have to manage these forests, notjust the carbon benefits, you have to manage these forests, not just for a couple of years but for decades and really make sure you are accounting for how they are growing and surviving. 0k. the green party's main policy is focused on spending £100 billion a year to cut emissions by 2030. that means all petrol and diesel vehicles would be replaced. the party also says it will end the tax breaks and subsidies in the fossil fuel industry and they offer a nationwide retrofit insulation programme
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for homeowners and renters. looking at the policies we have mentioned, it seems this election more than any other in the past does go further perhaps than we have seen in previous elections? it is absolutely striking that you have got not just the fight that has a range of policies, but they all have these policies. even if you went with the most generous target, so the greens are suggesting 23 —— 2034 net—zero. let suggesting the conservatives when under target is 2050, that is still an enormous challenge and it will affect the way we'll live and how we get around, the question of flying comes up. these are enormous technical challenges. even if you give yourself a bit longer. so voters
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need to decide balance their ideals with realism. to ask the question about who is most likely to deliver the change that they see is most needed. so those are the policies of the three main parties, the four main parties when it comes to climate. i should main parties when it comes to climate. ishould mention main parties when it comes to climate. i should mention the brexit parties, the call at their people's charter, not a manifesto. the promise to recycle all waste and they have pointed —— and they promise tree planting as well. lovely to see you, come and talk to a small about climate change. as you heard — labour's plans for the environment include a promise to achieve net zero carbon by the 2030s — and tonight, jeremy corbyn will be elaborating on those proposals at a campaign event in falmouth, cornwall. it comesjust a day after the labour leader's refusal to apologise for the handling of anti—semitism complaints within the party
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after the unprecedented intervention from britain's chief rabbi. 0ur correspondentjonathan blake is in cornwall for us tonight. jeremy corbyn has just taken to the stage. did you think the timing of what they put out today was significant? they are trying to shift the conversation away from anti—semitism. shift the conversation away from anti-semitism. the timing is undoubtedly significant after a difficult day forjeremy corbyn on the campaign. the focus on his handling of the anti—semitism crisis and his admission that some lower earners with lose out as a result of not receiving a tax allowance. this was an attempt this morning by jeremy corbyn to put the focus back on the nhs and the danger of opening it up to american companies in a future trade deal between the us and the uk and now the focus on the environment withjeremy the uk and now the focus on the environment with jeremy corbyn
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emphasising labour‘s radical ma nifesto emphasising labour‘s radical manifesto as he describes it, plans to address the climate emergency within this. this is interesting territory forjeremy corbyn, not traditionally a stronghold for labour at all traditionally a stronghold for labourat all in traditionally a stronghold for labour at all in cornwall, this constituency in particular, cheerio and falmouth, labour has its sights on it as it was a close second here in 2017. jonathan blake there in cornwall, thank you so much. nicola sturgeon has launched the scottish national party's manifesto in glasgow. the snp is the final major party to launch their pledge — and the main message is to "escape brexit and put scotland's future in scotland's hands". she said a second independence referendum next year would be a condition of her party's support if there's a hung parliament after the election. with more, here's our scotland editor sarah smith.
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nicola sturgeon is not a candidate in this election, but her party could significantly influence the outcome. if she ends up able to make demands, she has plenty. stop brexit, a vote on independence, and much, much more. vote snp to escape brexit. vote snp to block borisjohnson's tories out of office. vote snp to take power into your own hands. snp mps will never support the tory government. so, to have any real influence, they would have to do some kind of deal with labour, but labour say they would not allow an independence referendum within the first two years of government. the snp wants to vote next year. you want to be allowed to have a second referendum on scottish independence. you have said in the past that that should be in 2020. is that an absolute red line? yes. he has to agree to that referendum being in 2020? i have made it pretty clear, and if i can explain why
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that is so important, obviously the timescale is important to give scotland the chance to escape the mess that we will be in if we allow westminster to decide ourfuture, and be taken out of europe, possibly on a new deal basis. —— no—deal basis. but there is also really important deal of principle at stake here. but it's possible to see a deal jeremy corbyn concedes the principle that scotland can decide when to have the referendum, and then you then decide not to do it in 2020. that is not what i'm going to do, because i think it is really important for practical reasons that scotland has the ability to escape brexit and the westminster mess. if you did have an independence referendum in 2020, do you think you would win it? yes. right , but you thought you would win in 2014. 0h, of course, and, that is, i guess, a gotcha question. i do think we would win, we didn't win. i am confident that we would win an independence referendum, but i'm not complacent about that. you say, in any deal with jeremy corbyn, you'd want to scrap trident. what does that mean? does that mean removing it for scotland, getting rid of it completely within the first term
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of a labour government, orjust promising to renew it? firstly, the first step on that is not to renew trident at the cost of £200 billion — the estimate has been put out, but, ultimately, yes, it is about removing it. now, i want that to be as quickly as possible. on your question of timescale, and i want to be really frank and candid about this, i want that to be as quickly as possible, but we are talking about nuclear weapons, here. weapons of mass destruction, and safety is absolutely paramount, and that would obviously be a key consideration. the snp manifesto is full of ideas from public spending to climate change, but... for all the pledges there are in here about increased nhs spending or ending austerity, the snp know it doesn't matter how many votes they get in scotland, it doesn't matter how many seats they win in scotland, they can't do any of this unless they hold the balance of power in westminster. this is beyond one hundred days. the picture worth, well, thousands of tweets. ahead of more impeachment hearings, president trump sends out a rather unusual photoshopped
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picture of himself. nearly a hundred heads of council social care services for adults in england say they fear they won't be able to cope with demand this winter. two thirds of social care directors responded to a survey from the organisation that represents them, with 93 percent adding they're concerned that if a care company fails in their area, they won't have the capacity to step in. 0ur social affair correspondent alison holt reports. have you got my water bottle there? thank you. nina is 47 and has multiple sclerosis. she knows all too well the pressures care system in england that are reflected in today's survey. she's onlyjust moved into this specially adapted flat, where she gets the help she needs. thanks, tracy. but in the summer, she was living in a small room in a nursing home for elderly people. she spent ten months there because there was nowhere
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else for her to go. the person that should be in this bed is an elderly person with alzheimer's or dementia, and i should be out in the community, living an independent and much more normal life. now trying to live that more independent life, she's using her pension and money from selling her old flat to pay for the care she needs. it will run out within weeks, and nina worries her council won't be able to provide her with enough support. demand from an ageing population, staff shortages and financial difficulties for councils lie behind the problems. i don't think i've seen it this bad, and i think this is a result of continued short—term action, so rolling over of money or little bits of money for winter or here and there, and i think the cumulative effect of that over four or five years has led to this position. those worries are about a care crisis in england,
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but many of the pressures are felt across the uk, and for nina the need to fix the problems facing her and many others is now urgent. alison holt, bbc news. the australian town of coober peedy was once at the centre of the country's opal mining industry. but harsh weather drove many of its inhabitants away or in some cases underground. 60% of its residents now live in homes below the surface of the earth. and coober pedy is now at the forefront of sustainable living. the bbc recently paid a visit. in coober pedy, 60% of the people live underground. and they are the smart ones. once you get used to living underground, you will never live in a house again. you never need heating
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or cooling, it is peaceful. last year, last summer, we recorded 53 celsius. that is hot, that is bloody hut. it feels like a furnace, especially when the winds are coming from the north. there could be a nuclear war outside for all i care, it is pretty much a consistent 24. it is a four—bedroom dugout. there are two bedrooms upstairs. this is one of the bedrooms, we use it as a spare room. it was a mine, it has been converted from a mine. it could be one of the only places in the world where you can do renovations and extensions and make money rather than lose money because we hit opal when taking stuff out to put a shower in so we're getting an opal out of the wall to put the shower there. coober pedy is pretty unique because we have our own grid and we have a massive renewable penetration.
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we recently did 93.2 hours running just off renewable energy. that is pretty remarkable and it just keeps on getting better. this town stunk of diesel depending on which way the wind was blowing. if you lived near the power station it came right in your back door. just the smoke was terrible. there is lots of sun here, they reckon australia is one of the best places for solar panels in the world. where the solar panels are here, is betterthan any location in europe. it is very remote. very remote. one of the good things that happened a few years back, when the whole state was out of power, we were probably the only people that had power. over the last six months, 12 months, there have been a lot of new people moving into town. that is what we need, we need young life. i do not know how people
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can live in the cities, they are bloody rat races. why would you want to live there? you have a beautiful place like coober pedy in the middle of nowhere, no stop lights and it is fabulous. i would never swap, never. similar thoughts in my head tonight going home, leave the city. some pictures require no introduction. so let's just put it up there. today's offering from the @realdonaldtrump twitter account. yes do not adjust your sets. this is president trump tweeting the image of his face on the body or rocky balboa on the eve of thanksgiving. what does it mean? it means his photoshop skills are improving. it means his photoshop skills are improving.
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and as you've probably guessed twitter has had a field day with the president's tweet. kathryn said: juan brought putin into the photo, the russian leader, he said, "doesn't need any photoshopping". and finally, yes one person really did go there. byron tweeted this photo of melania and the french president emmanuel macron. that is what you call a low blow. that is what you call a low blowm that president macron owners it to do the canadian media? you are correct, it isjustin trudeau. site the producers.
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i will be here on my own tomorrow, eve ryo ne i will be here on my own tomorrow, everyone will be watching me the's parade. hello there, another one of those days with more rain around across many parts of the country. we have maureen to come across the eastern england as we go through the night and also further north, the rain could be persistent and caused issues across the south—east of scotland. not the only place which will see rain, a few patches for northern ireland, wales and southern england but the rain will not be as troublesome. temperatures overnight
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5-10dc. troublesome. temperatures overnight 5—10dc. for tomorrow, troublesome. temperatures overnight 5—10dc. fortomorrow, low pressure pushes eastwards and later in the date is northerly ones will bring colder conditions to the north of the country but will also bring a change to drier weather at last. sta rt change to drier weather at last. start of the day with cloud and rain on thursday morning. the rain could be heavy for a time in northern ireland, northern england, pushing into wales and east anglia but in the south we will see the higher temperatures which could reach ten releva nt temperatures which could reach ten relevant celsius. the fire north of england and scotland, as the son comes out, the temperatures will drop. afternoon temperatures of 6 degrees n newcastle and edinburgh, feeling cold later in the day. clear skies across much of the uk still looking at a widespread frost, minus three in edinburgh, much colder in the countryside. 0n three in edinburgh, much colder in the countryside. on friday, a patch of rain in the south—west of england but for the vast majority of the uk
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i try and sunny day. it will be cold after a frosty start, temperatures struggling between four and 8 degrees. a few showers in the north and perhaps a few down the north sea as well. the weekend, the chance of some rain for southern england but there is uncertainty, the big picture is this area of high pressure m oves picture is this area of high pressure moves and so there will be a risk of a few showers across northern and north—eastern parts of the uk, for the majority it will be largely dry, remaining cold but not as much rain as we have had recently.
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this is bbc news. the headlines at 8pm. labour says it has proof the nhs is at risk under a conservative government — afterjeremy corbyn obtains a document on a post—brexit trade deal with the us. we've now got evidence, that under boris johnson, the nhs is on the table and will be up for sale. we are absolutely resolved, that there will be no sale of the nhs, no privatisation. the nhs is not on the table in any way. the snp launches its election manifesto — saying it's time to put scotland's future in scotland's hands and calls for a second independence referendum next year. a warning from councils, that social care services won't be able to meet demand through the winter from


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