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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 those who need it most.
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by by the way, if you are worried about those egg whites, why notjust make some meringues? gary rhodes, the celebrity chef who championed british food, has died at the age of 59. once again, the first bbc self financing fully sponsored tv programming. and the funeral has been held for clive james, the writer and broadcaster, famed for his wit and humour, who died at the age of 80. and in half an hour, joining me, adam fleming and laura kuenssberg for tonight's election cast, we are going to bejoined by the hosts of the receipts podcast, who are going to solve your election related personal dilemmas. chelsea play out a 2 all draw with valencia in the champions league, they will need to wait for the final round of games to get a chance to qualify for the knockout stages.
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good evening. the labour party says it's obtained documents that show the nhs has formed part of talks with the united states about a trade agreement after brexit. jeremy corbyn says the papers are "proof" that the conservatives would put the nhs at risk. the prime minister has dismissed labour's claims as "absolute nonsense". heres our political editor, laura kuenssberg, her report contains flashing images. a quiet entrance was the last thing he wanted. after a tough 2a hours, the labour leader hoped as dramatically as he could to change the subject. a51 pages. brandishing what he claimed was new hard evidence that the tories secretly wanted to sell off the health service. now we know the truth, whenjohnson says, get brexit done,
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it is a fraud on the british people. this is the reality. years of bgged down negotiations, and our nhs is up for sale. years of bogged down negotiations, and our nhs is up for sale. the documents were then handed out by nhs staff, including labour members wearing their scrubs. the papers do show there've been talks between the uk and the us about a future trade deal. they do show the us wants easier access to uk markets in all sorts of areas, including medicine, but they do not prove there has been agreement between the white house and the tories about privatising the nhs. in these piles and piles of documents, do you have evidence that uk ministers agreed that the health service should be part of trade talks? if you want to know whether ministers were involved in these talks or not, then they sanctioned the talks, they are obviously fully aware of the talks, and they are the ones that were declining to make
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the documents published and public. the government has said again and again the nhs would never be part of any trade deal, and the talks cover theresa may's time in office, not borisjohnson. but labour is determined to make this an issue, and tetchy about the other issue that has confronted them. it was just an opportune moment to get digging about something else. whetherjeremy corbyn ought to say sorry to thejewish community about anti—semitism, having refused to do so last night. our party did make it clear when i was elected leader, and after that, that anti—semitism was unacceptable in any form in our party or our society, and did, indeed, offer its sympathies and apologies to those that had suffered. a different tone, though, from his closest ally, john mcdonnell. i am really sorry, the way we handled it initially, because we have learnt lessons from that, and we have also invited people to say, if that still more lessons to be
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learned, come see us, and help us. jeremy corbyn tried today to grab hold of this race for westminster, and, in a sense, that has been much of the essence of this campaign so far. labour broadly behind, trying always to navigate to safer territory for them. the conservatives broadly ahead, but with their own problems, and nervous on the ground. we are under a lot of pressure. he is fighting an election after nine years of a squeeze on public services. although the tories have promised more nurses, in cornwall... do you have a nurses' tree, too? they wanted to know if there was a nurse tree, as well as a magic money one. the nhs is in no way on the table, in the last but whatever, and this, as they say, is continually brought up by the labour party as diversionary tactic. the tories suspended one of the candidates after allegations of anti—muslim language. so... do you apologise for the islamophobia that has taken place in your party?
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look, of course, and for all the hurt and offence that has been caused, of course we do. but even the subjects of an election are a battle ground as the votes begin to be cast. laura kuenssberg there. our political correspondent jonathan blake is in falmouth, wherejeremy corbyn has been at a rally this evening. we at a rally this evening. will come onto that in a mo jonathan, we will come onto that in a moment, jonathan, but first of all, and the subject that labour tried to steer on to you today, the nhs, is there a sense that that is getting cut through and pushing labourforward from last night's rather difficult interview? well, he certainly attempted to seize the agenda with its, and among labour supporters, attempted to seize the agenda with its, and among laboursupporters, i think it will do very well, in terms of chiming withjeremy corbyn‘s key message, that under borisjohnson government, as he sees it, the nhs will be up for sale, and there will be access for big us house companies, we have yet to see, of course, whether he can keep the debate on that, and whether labour will be successful in winning
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support from a perhaps floating voters, and others who weren't yet throwing there, or weren't yet indicating that they had been supporting the party. but there was definitely an attempt i think to shift the agenda from the focus, as you heard there in laura's report, jeremy corbyn has had in the last couple of days about his handling of the anti—semitism crisis in the labour party, as some would see, and also that admission that some low earners would pay more tax under a labour government. but certainly that message from jeremy corbyn here tonight at this rally, lively rally in pharmacy, with a few hundred supporters here tonight, has been very much on the nhs, and he said that the plans flushed out in that document, which he showed to the crowd here again tonight, those 400 oi’ crowd here again tonight, those 400 or $0 crowd here again tonight, those 400 or so pages, also detailing the minutes of those meetings between uk and us officials. he talked about that as a passport for big pharma to the nhs. i think about labour party have also talked about climate change ahead of that first leaders debate, is it supposed to be on climate change tomorrow? yes, jeremy
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corbyn is making a big deal of labour commitment to tackling the climate emergency as he has described it, and putting forward policies to do that. it was really at the heart of labour's manifesto, jeremy corbyn has been telling the supporters here this evening in falmouth in the uk, he is to find new solutions to tackle the climate emergency. so that is a focus for jeremy corbyn, as well as the nhs here tonight, and he will be hoping that message hits home in this part of the world, which is interesting territory for labour, not particularly strong for them in the past. every seat in cornwall is held bya past. every seat in cornwall is held by a conservative mp or it was in 2017 election and the 2015 election before that. this one, particularly, falmouth is one that labour has their sights set on, one of the more sympathetic arts of the county to remain, in terms of the brexit debate, so labour hoping to pick up votes here. he's also been picking up votes here. he's also been picking up on the debate around the waspy
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women. those women born in the 19505, women. those women born in the 1950s, who lost out from pension payments after their shift into pension aids, saying that the media has become utterly obsessed with that amount of money and how it would be paid for. and he'd prefer to keep the debate on why the money was needed in the first place. 0k, jonathan blake, thank you very much indeed. well, nicola sturgeon has launched the scottish national party's manifesto in glasgow with a pledge to "escape brexit and put scotland's "future in scotland's hands". she says a second independence referendum next year will be a condition of her party's support if there's a hung parliament after the election. among the key pledges in the manifesto are: the eventual removal of the nuclear deterrent trident, powers over drug policy to be handed to the scottish parliament and control over employment law to be handed over too. our scotland editor sarah smith has more. 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 —
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stop brexit, a vote on independence, and much, much more. vote snp to escape brexit. vote snp to lock borisjohnson‘s tories out of office. vote snp to take power into your own hands. snp mps will never support a tory government, so to have any real influence, they need 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 want a vote next year. you want to be allowed to have a second referendum on scottish independence, you've 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've made that pretty clear, and if i can explain why that's 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 our future and be taken out of europe, possibly on a no—deal basis. but there's also a really important
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issue of principle at stake here... is it possible to see a deal wherejeremy corbyn concedes the principle that scotland can decide to have when their referendum and then you decide not to do it in 2020? well, that's 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'd win it? yes. but you thought you'd win in 2014. look, of course, that's a guess, a gotcha question, i did think we'd win, we didn't win, but i'm confident that we would win an independence referendum. but i'm not complacent about that. you say in any deal with jeremy corbyn, you want to scrap trident. what does that mean, does it mean removing it from scotland, getting rid of it completely within the first term of a labour government, orjust promising not to renew it? well, firstly, the first step on that is not to renew trident at the cost of £200 billion that 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 the question of timescale,
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and i want to be very frank and candid about this, i want that to be as quickly as possible. 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 on public spending to climate change but... for all the pledges that 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. sarah smith, bbc news, glasgow. lord heseltine has again urged people to vote liberal democrat, despite, in his words, being a proud conservative. but speaking at a lib dem campaign event, the former conservative deputy prime minister did criticise as naive the party's flagship policy of revoking article 50 or cancelling brexit. our chief political correspondent, vicki young, has more.
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no prizes for guessing what the liberal democrats want this election to be about. they are banking everything on an anti—brexit message. it started as a promise to cancel brexit without some of the vote if they won the election — a position described as extreme, even by some lib dem candidates. today, former conservative deputy prime minister lord heseltine urged people to vote liberal democrat. we are talking, in the election, notjust about our prosperity and living standards, we are talking about the sort of people we want to be. even this ardent pro—european is critical if their policy to revoke article 50. i think that was naive, because there was no way they were going to do it. the lib dem leader is feeling the heat after a poll suggesting a drop in support, and jo swinson‘s no longer talking about becoming prime minister. obviously, many people look at the polls now
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and they are worried about a boris johnson majority, and that is why the liberal democrats' ability to win seats from the conservatives is so important. in former lib dem strongholds like cornwall, the idea of stopping brexit without the referendum is getting a mixed reception. i'm happy if it was cancelled outright, but i think, really, there should be another referendum. you would have to be very hardcore, i think, to vote that way. because it's not giving anybody a choice. i'm a remainer, but i think people voted to leave, so we have got to get on with it. in the past, i have either swung lib dem or the conservatives, but knowing that they are going to cancel brexit, no way would i vote for them now. lib dem strategists stated that their cancel brexit policy was an obvious next step given the party's strong remain position, and they insist it is going down well in the areas in lib dems think
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they can win, london and other towns and cities that voted heavily to remain. as one senior lib dem said to me, there could be 65% of people who hate what the party is saying, but they were never trying to attract them in the first place. lib dems are still predicting some spectacular individual victories, even in places where they are thousands of votes behind, but veterans of previous elections are expecting modest progress, not a seismic breakthrough. vicki young, bbc news, westminster. and we'll find out how this story, and many others, are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:40pm and 11:30pm this evening in the papers. our guests joining me tonight are torcuil crichton, westminster editor at the daily record and sam lister, deputy political editor of the daily express. sport now, and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's ben croucher. good evening. chelsea missed the chance the to qualify for the last 16 of the champions league, coming from behind to lead in valencia, only to draw 2—2. 1—1 at half time, chelsea took
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the lead soon after the break through us international christian pulisic. after valencia missed a questionable penalty, daniel wass' cross come shot somehow evaded kepa arriza balaga in the chelsea goal. victory against lille in their last game will see chelsea through. defending champions liverpool will reach the knockouts if they win at home to napoli. about 15 minutes gone at anfield, currently x—x. at anfield, currently goaless. you can listen to commentary on bbc radio 5live. it's the europa league tomorrow night. manchester united have ten players yet to make a senior appearance in their squad to face astana. for 19—year—old max taylor, it's set to be an extra special evening. this time last year, he'd just been diagnosed with testicular cancer. he's had a full recovery, and after only returning to playing at the end of october, is now set for his debut. he's been telling the bbc about his experience. you are by yourself, you cannot sleep and all you're thinking is, thinking is, this is serious. this could end my life.
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hi, my name is max taylor and i'm a professional footballer for manchester united. i had been checking and ifelt a lump so i went to the doctor and said, obviously i have a lump. he ran a scan and said yes, it is normal, a cyst, quite common in teenagers. he gave me a week of antibiotics. had those. a week later it returned bigger. i got told it was a 30mm cancer cell. my mum broke down straightaway. i was sort of like, so taken aback that i did not cry. i got out and it was like, oh my god. my mind was running 100 miles an hour at what could happen, what is next? will i play football again? will i be alive? once i got out of the chemo and it was all successful i thought right, i will get back there. then when i came back, mourinho had gone and ole had come in. they invited me to go out and watch
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first—team training. at that time i could not do anything. i came out, i was stood there, just talking with ole. it was a great way to come back, it was uplifting. it taught me to appreciate the things you love and i do not know what i would do if i wasn't playing football. england captainjoe root has the backing of the whole squad according to all rounder ben stokes. it comes after the batsman was criticised, having madejust 13 runs in the first test defeat to new zealand with his captaincy also coming under fire. root himself insists leading the side doesn't affect his batting — even if the number suggest otherwise and his vice captain has tipped him to return to top form. he has the backing of everyone in the changing room. that is the most important thing, to him as a captain and to us as players in general. the only thing that matters is the changing room vibe. everything else outside of that is just noise. he's england captain.
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he is the best player in england. he knows that. he has the full support of us in the changing room. on to boxing, dillian whyte will face mariusz wach on the undercard of anthonyjoshua's world title rematch with andy ruinr next month in saudi arabia. the british heavyweight has not fought since it emerged he failed a uk anti—doping test in the build—up to his win over oscar rivas in july. whyte was cleared to fight rivas on the day of their bout, and has not faced any sanction since. that's all the sport for now. still goalless in the liverpool game, 19 minutes gone. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more for you in sportsday at 10:30pm. tata steel has announced this evening that about a thousand jobs will go in the uk as part of their restructuring plans. most of tata's workforce are based in wales. two thirds of the job losses will be management and office—based roles, tata said. most of the firm's workforce
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are based in wales, but tata hasn't announced which uk locations will suffer the cuts. the company's europe ceo said tata "cannot afford to stand still" as "the world around us is changing". tomos morgan gave us this update from cardiff tonight. thousands ofjobs cut back in 2016, a merger has recently been called off, and now these latest sets of cuts here. so, what we know, last week, it was announced that 3000 jobs were going to be cut from its european workforce, and now we understand that a third of those would be in the uk. as you mentioned there, the majority of tata's uk based work force here, based here in prince albert and south wales. now they say, tata, that the majority of their jobs would be management and administrative jobs, but we know that there will be some cuts to engineering and some of the skilled workforce. and what we don't know is how
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many of those will be based in its uk workforce. so, no doubt, some of those skilled jobs would be going here, across the uk. now, there was a memorandum of agreement signed with tata with the unions, that no skilled workers would be lost. now tata says it doesn't breach that memorandum, but roy of the community union has said that they would be fighting to make sure they would robustly defend that agreement and making sure thatjobs would be secured in the uk for the long—term future. nearly 100 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. 90% said they are worried they don't have the capacity to manage winter related pressures over the coming months and 93% are concerned that if a care company fails in theirarea, they won't have the capacity to step in. our social affair correspondent, alison holt, has been to meet a woman in her 40s for whom the care system is a lifeline. have you got my water bottle there? thank you.
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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 else for her to go. it was amazing how quickly i became sort of institutionalised, really, and used to the care. 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.
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ridiculously, i feel guilty for needing that much help, i feel guilty for asking the council for the level of help that i want, because i know that they haven't got the funds. but it is help that you need. it is, it's absolutely help i need. you know, me and everybody else with disabilities and illnesses in need of care want to live as full a life as possible, and i can't do it on my own. demand from an ageing population, staff shortages and financial difficulties for councils lie behind the problems. even with some extra government money, the people running services say the level of concern is unprecedented. 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 where there is almost unanimity now
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about the worry and concern. those worries are about a care crisis in england, 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. gary rhodes, the celebrity chef known for his spiky hair and passion for british cuisine, has died aged 59. his tv work included appearances on masterchef, by by the way if you are worried about those egg whites, why notjust make some meringues? his tv work included appearances on masterchef, hell's kitchen and his own series rhodes around britain. awarded 5 michelin stars during his career, he was known for reviving british cuisine. the writer, broadcaster and critic clive james has died. he was 80 and had been diagnosed with leukaemia and kidney failure ten years ago. he was known for his humour, erudition and wit in both his writings and his television programmes. david sillito looks
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back at his life. # hello, clive... welcome once again to the bbc‘s first deregulated, lead—free, self—financing, fully—sponsored tv programme. for your protection, the entire show has been pre—boiled for one minute. clive james, the tv critic who became a tv star talking about tv. if you're to see a welsh soap opera, then you must catch the bbc‘s pobol y cwm. the action in pobol y cwm is nonstop. british broadcasting corps, night training, sunday... but there was so much to him. he was a comic performer, a journalist, essayist, poet and a lyricist. i would classify me as a writer, because everything i do is based on writing, even when i'm improvising on tv, like now, i'm writing it in my head just before i say it. if it's any good at all! and that's what i do. his tv shows jumped between prime—time entertainment... hi, girls! ..and highbrow brain food. born in sydney, his childhood became
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a bestselling memoir. when sydney was all there was to see, i couldn't see it. but now i can. he arrived in britain in the ‘60s and, as a student, joined the cambridge footlights. the giant toad having joined the water—dwelling worms aboard the plastic pants, coffin number three is uncovered. in the ‘80s, we laughed with him at shows that british television would then go on to copy. in our time, fame is everywhere — you can't get away from it... by the end of the ‘90s, his tv career was coming to an end, but the words kept flowing. he rekindled his songwriting partnership with pete atkin. # touch has a memory... and then he was diagnosed with leukaemia. in 2010, and again a year later, he thought he was about to die. he was saved by a new drug. i was in serious medical trouble, and i got saved, and so this is spare time. and it's very important to me,
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because i wasn't expecting to have it, and it'sjust good manners to try and use it well. he could write about anything — from commentaries on proust to an appreciation of eddie waring to this, his words on facing the end, hoping that he would live long enough to see the leaves emerge on a newly planted maple tree. filling the double doors to bathe my eyes, a final flood of colours will live on. as my mind dies, burned by my vision of a world that shone so brightly at the last, and then was gone. clive james, who has died aged 80. we can speak now to the author ian shircore, who's was a friend of clive james and has written two books about his song and poetry. thanks so much forjoining us. i
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gather that you were at clive james' funeral today, as he passed away on sunday, the weekend. i don't know if you can tell us a little bit about what that was like. it must‘ve been extra nearly difficult for everyone there. it was very small, it was actually very formal. with no speeches of tribute or anything. i suspect there will be a major celebration of his work, but it was a pretty quiet, religious session today. very moving. exactly what clive, who had a long time to think about what he wanted, exactly the way he wanted it to be. a bit understated i would say. had you beenin understated i would say. had you been in touch with him in the last few weeks and days?|j been in touch with him in the last few weeks and days? i had been in touch with his family in the last few weeks. i think pete was probably the last person to see him, and
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discuss nonmedical topics with him. that would've been at the beginning of october, when pete was able to get in there. i had seen him several times over the summer, interviewed him for my poetry book, so brightly at the last, about his poetry. and also, preparation, early questions, for i'm going to do another become a third book about him come about his prose. but, unfortunately, iwant to be able to ask him all the questions i wanted to ask them now. incredibly sad news come of course, pete, who you mentioned, he was the singer that clive james worked with. just tell us why that was so important to him. clive had this idea, a crazy but wonderful idea, that popular songs could be written about anything. anything at all. so he and pete over a period of 50 years wrote 200, exactly 200 songs together.
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ranging from light comic parities that are extremely funny, even 50 yea rs that are extremely funny, even 50 years on, right to touch has a memory, which was based on a line from kings. he of little shoes, which was a deadly serious song about auschwitz. nothing was out of table. nothing was off the agenda. when clive james was writing songs. everything he wrote was based on this huge expansive view of the world, and of the connectedness of everything. he was impossible to compartmentalize, because he had a brain whichjust compartmentalize, because he had a brain which just wouldn't accept the existence of compartments. absolutely, extraordinary come of course, in so many ways. have you heard from family and those who saw him in the last few weeks, just how he was, because obviously, he had written about what he was going
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