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this is bbc news, i'm reeta chakrabarti. the headlines at 5pm. with voting taking place in the general election this time next week, political parties make their final push. party leaders are out across the country, reminding voters of their key pledges. people can't make decisions and businesses can't invest and there's about £150 billion worth of foreign investment that will come into this country as soon as we get brexit done. we are very clear we have a totally funded and costed manifesto, the only party that has in this election, and it will give real hope and opportunity to everyone in this country and i'm very proud of it. let's wake up to the news that we have ta ken the let's wake up to the news that we have taken the future of our country into our own hands, like the tories out of power, and give ourselves the
opportunity to build a better, brighter future. we'll bring you the very latest from the campaign trail. also in the next hour... the us speaker of the house of representatives announces that impeachment proceedings against president trump will go ahead. the president has engaged an abuse of power in our national security and jeopardising the integrity of our elections. france's largest strike in years brings much of the country to a standstill — workers are angry about planned pension reforms that would see them retiring later orfacing reduced pay—outs. and two british pilots land back in the uk after flying around the world in a newly restored spitfire.
its 5:00, our top story. with one week to polling day, the political parties are beginning theirfinal push for votes. boris johnson is promising to pass his brexit deal — and to bring in a tax—cutting budget within 100 days, if the conservatives win the election. labour have outlined plans to recruit almost 20,000 extra teachers in england overfive years. meanwhile, the liberal democrats have promised a £17bn research and development fund, and the snp have said there is only one week to stop brexit. here's our political correspondent tom barton, and a warning that his report contains flash photography. they won't be able to vote for another few years, butjeremy corbyn hopes to persuade their parents... you have your hand up. why do you want to be prime minister? ..promising to recruit 20,000 more teachers and to keep class sizes below 30.
but also attacking the conservatives' record in government. elect the tories, you carry on with austerity, you carry on with increasing gaps between the richest and the poorest, you carry on with underfunded schools, oversized classes and increasing numbers of rough sleeping homelessness. we are very clear. we have a totally funded and costed manifesto. the only party that has in this election. and it will give real hope and opportunity to everyone in this country. good morning. good morning, philip. good morning, holly. 0n the this morning sofa, borisjohnson hoping his message on brexit will convince a daytime tv audience. if we get a working majority, if we getjust nine seats more, we can be out onjanuary the 30th. and how long will the trade deals take? well... years? no. we can get... we will do many new deals with countries around the world, but with the eu we can build a new free trade partnership by the end of next year. tell me what you're doing. the snp telling voters in scotland
they've gotjust a week to stop borisjohnson and to stop brexit. and i hope you will look at the plans we've set out... i don't believe that many people in scotland want to be waking up on friday the 13th of december two news of borisjohnson as friday the 13th of december two news of boris johnson as prime friday the 13th of december two news of borisjohnson as prime minister for five years. and i hope that you... the lib dem leader was stopped yesterday by extinction rebellion activists who surrounded jo swinson‘s campaign bus. but her supporters say the campaign is still on the move, fighting for the political middle ground. do we want to have a moderating voice within our politics? because i really don't think the british people like extremes, and the liberal democrats have always offered that centre path that helps to actually prevent some of those things happening. and as i say, our manifesto is really ambitious. i hope people will give it a look. this time next week the polls will be open, and so the parties have just a few days left to persuade you to
give them your vote. and what you decide will determine how many mps each party gets to send here to westminster, and could ultimately shape this country's politics for years to come. tom barton, bbc news, westminster. 0ur economics correspondent, andy verity, is here to discuss today's promises from the conservatives and labour. borisjohnson challenged today in fact raises taxes overall, what's your analysis? we have actually got some slightly mixed messages here, rita, when you talk about a tax cutting budgets, normally what you mean is that overall, all of the measures in any given budget entail more of the chance of cutting taxes and raising taxes. you call it a giveaway budget as opposed to a take away budgets,
but actually, because they are withdrawing their plan to a corporation tax cuts, which was going to be about £6 billion, that measure raises money compared to what they would have had had they gone ahead with that tax cut. so that's what they call a take away by the chancellor, rather than a giveaway, and it's also much larger than the tax cuts that they are it proposing for individual families. so where are the conservative party told us, look, we are talking about individualfamilies, the told us, look, we are talking about individual families, the taxes going down, because we are raising the national insurance threshold. actually, boris johnson national insurance threshold. actually, borisjohnson talked about something slightly different, talking about overall tax—cutting budget will stopjudging by talking about overall tax—cutting budget will stop judging by the conservatives on figures, it is not overall a tax—cutting budget. so the prime minister in the conservative party may want to make their state m e nts party may want to make their statements a bit more consistent. 0k, and when it comes to labour, they were today planning for 20,000 extra teachers. how easy will that be to do? not very easy, judged on the record
for recruiting teachers in the last few years. in terms of the money, they have set out how they will find that command with the money will come from, mostly from borrowing, it has to be said, rather than raising taxes, and there are questions over whether that borrowing will be as cheap to afford in a year or two's time, as it looks like it will be now. 20,000 new teachers is quite close to what the lib dems are proposing. they have been proposing a big number of extra teachers. capped class sizes at 30, and for example, breakfast and free school meals for all kids in primary school. now, that does create questions as to whether they can get the numbers of people involved. are there people out there with the skills. they are saying they will scale up teachers who are unqualified, but whether there are enough qualified teachers willing to work in the british education system to fulfil that pledge is another question. compared to the conservatives who are proposing more money for schools, but still, the conservatives wouldn't take their schools budget back up beyond, sorry, the overall education budget beyond what was in 2010, whereas labour and the lib dems will be substantially above. 0k, andy, many
thanks. thejewish labour movement has refused to endorsejeremy corbyn as prime minister amid renewed claims the party has failed to tackle anti—semitism. 70 labour officials, past and present, have given formal statements to the equality and human rights commission, which is investigating the pa rty‘s handling of anti—semitism allegations. jeremy corbyn denies that labour has become a refuge for anti—semites under his leadership. 0ur political correspondent iain watson has seen the full submission from the jewish labour movement to the equalities commission. iain, what does it tell us? this is the submission, reeta, 53 pages of it, filled with examples of anti—semitic behaviour towards members of the jewish anti—semitic behaviour towards members of thejewish labour movements, and they have put this together along with basically the claim that labour is simply not getting to grips with the problem. so, for example, they cite 136 cases that have yet to be dealt with as of 0ctober, that have yet to be dealt with as of october, and they also say 100
complaints of anti—semitism weren't even logged in the party systems at all. now, labour say even logged in the party systems at all. now, laboursay those even logged in the party systems at all. now, labour say those figures are inaccurate, but the law of the jewish labour movement —— lawyer of the movement who has put the submission to the commission made it very clear that the statements that she had all had one thing in common. anti—semitism in the labour party is a pervasive culture that is present in all parts of the party. local party meetings, party conferences, online forums, the disciplinary processes, and its officials. the scale of anti—semitism, as reported by labour, is inaccurate. lasting changes need to be made, but the evidence laid out in the submission shows that the labour party is unable and unwilling to do so. 0bviously, obviously, the labour movement are claiming that labour has been slow to tackle this problem, and the problem still exists. at the party says it rejects allegations that
it's institutionally anti—semitic or indeed a refuge for people with anti—semitic views. earlier today, the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, told the bbc that he was speeding up the system for dealing with the worst cases of anti—semitism in the party. i became leader of the party, there were no processes in place to deal with anti—semitism. i asked baroness chakrabarti to produce a report on this, which she did. and following that, we introduced rules to deal with it. we introduced an appeals procedure to deal with it. and we introduced an education process so the party members understood the hurt that can be caused by anti—semitic remarks or anti—semitic behaviour. and introduced, injuly, a further rule change to say that really serious, egregious cases could be dealt with in a fast—track process to our national constitution committee, which is independent of me. jeremy corbyn said effectively this new fast—track process could lead to more rapid expulsions. he also said he regretted any hurt that had been
caused by anti—semitism. quite frankly in this election campaign, reeta, he's really struggled to take the sting out of this politically toxic issue. 0k, ian, many thanks. reporting from westminster. police have fired tear gas in the first city during the biggest rake in decades, which has brought large parts of the country to a standstill. rail and metro services are deserted, fights have been grounded, and about half of euro star services between paris and london have been cancelled. many schools were also affected. the strike is against plans to create a universal retirement scheme — which unions say will force millions of people to retire later or live on a reduced pension. alexandra mckenzie has the latest. protesters gathered from anger spilt over towards the french president, and his plans to deform pensions.
with a heavy police presence, they responded with tear gas. this is france's largest national public sector strike in years. with more than 200 demonstrations expected across the country, others have been more peaceful. transport workers, hospital staff and teachers are amongst those demanding that president macron abandon his plans to overhaul france's pension system. he wants to introduce a simplified points based system but unions are strongly opposed. translation: a universal system is all well and good, except for those who have problems in their careers, and there isa problems in their careers, and there is a lot of uncertainty, unemployment, they would be paying less or nothing. they have a right to receive pensions. transport
networks in paris and other french cities ground to a near halt this morning, metro stations were largely deserted during rush hour, and hundreds of flights were cancelled. london saint pancras is also effective form of euro start is working on a reduced service until the 10th of december, passengers are advised to check the timetable before travel. in france, this is a protest that threatens to pa ralyse the country. translation: in the following days, the prime minister will give very concrete guidelines on the new pension system. so i hope by the middle of next week, we can make very concrete progress with the unions. this strike will be over as soon as possible. the battle between president negron in the unions for public supports will be pivotal to the strikes success. previous governments have tried to bring about pension reform and failed. alexander mackenzie, bbc news.
the bbc‘s hugh scofield in the french capital sent this update. a bit ago, they started which is behind here, infact, we a bit ago, they started which is behind here, in fact, wejust missed the tail end of the demonstration go past us. the line of police at the back, which has been bringing up the rear, there were blocked up here for a good couple of hours earlier on in the afternoon. as we waited for the front of the demonstration to move. it's turned out that they were being stopped by these clashes, so—called, in the republic. —— quite how serious they were, its hard to guess. i suspect they could've been a lot worse. there were a couple of bonfires set alight by radicals and a bit of tear gas in response. but, the very fact that the demonstration is not obviously proceeding, suggests that it wasn't that serious, and they have been cleared away. there was a big fear though that this demonstration, which has
drawn tens of thousands of people could degenerate into the kind of trouble we saw over the last year in the yellow vest demonstrations. but ina way, the yellow vest demonstrations. but in a way, today's demonstration is a throwback to an older more traditional style of french demonstration, one in which the unions play a very big part, in which they marshal very effectively there rank and file. in general, that seems to be the case, but there have been obviously some interruptions by the so—called black blocks. that's the radicals, the anarchists who kind of leach onto these demonstrations quite regularly now. hugh schofield there. time for a look at the headlines now and bbc news. with one week to go in the general election —— with one week to go until the general election, the leaders of the main political parties have been out pushing their big election pledges.
us speaker nancy pelosi says impeachment proceedings will go ahead against donald trump for pressuring ukraine to investigate his democratic political rival. french police fire tear gas at protestors as the biggest nationwide strike in years brings most of the country to a standstill. and in sport... marco silva's facing the sack as everton manager. the club's owner farhad moshiri has travelled from london to the training as the board meet to decide his future. everton are in the bottom three after defeat in the merseyside derby ronnie 0'sullivan is out of the uk championship at york. he was beaten 6—4 by dithun hui. and anthonyjoshua says he expects to be at his lightest weight in five years for his rematch with andy ruiz jr. joshua's been focusing on speed in his training camp, having lost to ruiz injune. i'll be back with more on those stories after half—past. thousands of mental health patients in england are facing long waits for access to the nhs‘s talking therapies service,
according to bbc research. figures for the past year show, after their initial assessment, 95,000 people had to wait more than 90 days for a follow—up appointment. the service helps people with conditions such as depression, anxiety and post—traumatic stress disorder. more details from our health correspondent dominic hughes. from day to day, most of my governing thoughts were around about whether i should make it through the next day or not. paul has struggled with his mental health ever since he developed post—traumatic stress disorder following a violent attack while working as a police officer. he relies on talking therapies provided by the nhs, but sometimes the wait for treatment to begin has been too long and dangerous. when you're actively that unwell and all you're after is help and support with what it is that you are going through, the symptoms i was experiencing, just a delay of several weeks or a month or six weeks is literally a lifetime for people
when you're acutely unwell. each part of the uk has its own talking therapy service, and waiting times are not directly comparable. the service in england is known as improving access to psychological therapies, and of more than1 million referrals last year, nine out of ten were seen within the target time of six weeks. but 50% of all patients who needed further treatment — more than half a million people — waited longer than 28 days for their second appointment when the actual therapy generally starts. one in six patients, nearly 95,000 people, waited over 90 days for their second appointment. what this evidence is showing is that you're getting people in the door and then they are having to wait a significantly longer time than they should be to get the next step of treatment, and that's where it is problematic because obviously the longer you wait, the worse your condition can become, and the longer the recovery time can become. gemma has lived with anxiety problems since age ten,
and the uncertainty around a long wait for treatment has not helped. it's just not knowing, and just thinking, actually, i've got to wait all this time with all this feeling inside me and i don't know what to do with it because it usually feels like a tight knot in my core, and itjust doesn't go, and i'm on edge and i'm tired. it just felt like there was no help, really. it felt quite hopeless. treatment has eventually helped paul overcome his anxiety and start to get out and about. nhs england is providing financial support to cover the cost of training extra staff, and a spokesman said the service has helped hundreds of thousands of people like paul to overcome their problems. dominic hughes, bbc news. three men who say they were framed by a corrupt detective almost fifty years ago have had their convictions quashed at the court of appeal. winston trew, sterling christie and george griffiths were members
of the so—called "0val four", a group of black men who spent eight months in prison for assaulting a police officer and theft in 1972. hospitals in england have been forced to close more than eleven hundred beds over the last week due to norovirus. it comes after data from public health england showed that the number of laboratory reports for the sickness bug last month was almost thirty per cent higher than the average for the same period over the previous five years. three members of the european parliament have resigned from the brexit party and called on leave voters to back the conservatives in the election. lance forman, lucy harris, and annunziata rees—mogg said the brexit party risked splitting the leave vote. they were joined at a news conference in westminster by another mep, john longworth, who lost the brexit party's whip yesterday. one of them is the sister of a cabinet minister. smear. another one has a boyfriend working for that cabinet minister. smear. fact.
and another one is a personal friend of boris johnson's. smear. now theyjoined... they — they're not smears, they're facts. theyjoined the brexit party... and you paraded them? theyjoined the coalition that i put together. now they, clearly, were disaffected with mrs may as leader. and we're not the conservative party. and i'll tell you something, something, i'll tell you something. borisjohnson's deal, unamended, is unacceptable. andl and i certainly stand by that. that of course is the leader of the brexit party, nigel farage speaking. let's talk now to one of those former brexit party meps, lucy harris, whojoins us from westminster. thanks very much indeed for talking to us here and bbc news. so, lucy, you have decided a week before polling day to support a party that you have been campaigning against all this time. why? it's a situation in which there are a two party systems. 0ne party can win, one of those parties is the labour party,
thatis those parties is the labour party, that is a marxist and anti—semitic party. and the other one is boris johnson's party. labour intends on giving us a second referendum, which basically means a botched shop of a brexit deal and to remain in the european union. i believe that by backing boris johnson's european union. i believe that by backing borisjohnson's brexit, we are actually able to get a brexit. it's too risky for us to do anything other than vote in the conservative party. that's how our constitution is laid out. that's how the two party system works, unfortunately. and that is what we must do now. but you have numbness for months. why decide to do it seven days before polling day? i mean it, to make this decision was a very hard decision for me. i have been mulling it over for me. i have been mulling it over for a long time. but we have to be able to make sure that we do have a majority for the tory party to be able to deliver brexit. but you have already decided as a party, your
former party, and the brexit party, not to fight in the 317 seats in which the conservatives won in 2017. exactly. so if we have already conceded that, why would it matter if we also ask for other people to stand down in areas where the tory party could actually win? so that it gives the tory party that majority, it gives the tory party that little bit of bounce, so that we can defeat people such as the marxists and labour party, such as the anti—semites in the labour party.|j wa nt to anti—semites in the labour party.|j want to ask you about those comments by nigel farage that you just heard just before we came to you. in which he suggests that the three of you who have resigned have got personal reasons for doing so, that one of them, that's rees—mogg is sister of a cabinet minister come monitor has a cabinet minister come monitor has a paper working for the cabinet minister, and another is a personal friend of boris johnson. minister, and another is a personal friend of borisjohnson. i know which one you are, perhaps you want to tell us. what you make of him saying that? welcome i'm not quite sure what he's insinuating. i am my own woman. i have my own brain come i don't need a man to tell me what
to do. but he's suggesting there's a personal income i suppose. that's true. yes. that is true, that is a fa ct. true. yes. that is true, that is a fact. i am true. yes. that is true, that is a fact. iam my true. yes. that is true, that is a fact. i am my own woman can i make my own decisions. i'm a strong woman, make my own decisions. my own decisions. i'm a strong woman, make my own decisionsm my own decisions. i'm a strong woman, make my own decisions. is any pressure been put on you by the conservatives? not at all. 0k, pressure been put on you by the conservatives? not at all. ok, i wa nt to conservatives? not at all. ok, i want to ask a couple of other things. there has been criticism from john longworth who was had the whip removed from him yesterday from the brexit party sink of the party should have targeted its resources more closely. so instead of fighting 300 odd seats, he should've gone for 20-36. 300 odd seats, he should've gone for 20—36. was that a factor in your decision to leave? my decision was wholly based on the fact that we are ina 2—party wholly based on the fact that we are in a 2—party system. which means only one party can win. we cannot allow a marxist or an anti—semitic government into ten downing st, which would make way for more anti—semitic situations to happen across the uk. we cannot allow our country to become a cesspit of
marxist anti—semites. this was a decision based on principle, but it was also a very serious decision to make, because what i'm trying to do is give the tory party that majority, so they can actually push through brexit, which is what we voted for in 2016. i did this on the basis of brexit, i'm doing this on the basis of saving many people from a government that is anti—semitic and marxist. that point you have made. can i just and marxist. that point you have made. can ijust ask and marxist. that point you have made. can i just ask you finally, with the brexit party, apparently bumping along, trailing so far behind in the polls, is this not the end for the party? i think there will always be a place for a party that highlights what is wrong within our political system. i think the two party system is a problem. i think there are other issues that are constitutional, but also, i think there is a place in a world in
which people feel that they cannot talk. there needs to be another avenue if that persists. i believe that the people within the party are fantastic spokespeople, and i hope that they continue to speak out against many difficult topics that i find, that i think many people find it difficult talking about. 0k, we will have to leave it there, lucy harris, many thanks for talking to us. thank you very much. a reminder that you can watch the latest in andrew neil's interview tonight, that's with nigel farage tonight on bbc at seven o'clock. two russians have been charged with being behind a huge cyber—crime ring responsible for the worst computer hacking and bank fraud schemes of the past decade, following a joint collaboration between britain's national crime agency and the fbi. us authorities said the group, called evil corp, had stolen a hundred million dollars by using malware to harvest customer information from hundreds
of banks in forty countries. two members of the group have been charged, including the suspected leader maksim yakubets, who's also thought to have links with russian intelligence services. the usjustice department outlined how the scheme worked. 0ver over the past decade, the malware facilitated the theft of millions of dollars from victims. some of which occurred as recently as may of this year. a second co—conspirator, igor, also was indicted in pittsburgh in connection with the scheme. the acrobats has also been charged in a criminal complaint in lincoln nebraska for his participation in a scheme to disseminate zeus, a similar form scheme to disseminate zeus, a similarform of malware scheme to disseminate zeus, a similar form of malware that was likewise used to empty out the financial accounts of its victims. according to the complaint, the deployment of zeus resulted in a total attem pted deployment of zeus resulted in a total attempted theft of around $220
million with actual losses of an estimated $70 million from victims bank accounts. well, the parties are honing their election messages — but are they reaching all voters? our community affairs correspondent, adina campbell, has been to luton to speak to young people from ethnic minority backgrounds about some of the issues they feel need more attention. could these faces be the next generation of uk leaders? here at bedfordshire university, meet—ups and workshops are hosted by the national charity uprising, which prides itself on diversity, inclusion and social mobility. they have a lot to say ahead of next week's vote. many people are calling this the brexit election. i started my politics degree three years ago, and i am sick to death about brexit. i've graduated now, and i think right now people just want a solution.
we still have issues such as tax, welfare, people dying from poverty, that kind of thing, and we're not fixing it because we're so busy talking about brexit. ijust don't think people from bame backgrounds are really rated enough. like, we're really undervalued. everyone just thinks council estates, like, not going to school, skiving off, smoking weed, doing this, doing that, but there's so much more to a bame person. so, racism — is this still an issue in 2019? yeah, it's savage out there. racism is big. i face it a lot. if a party is being racist, if their leaders are being racist, we should be calling them out. i'm not really sure what's going to happen with the economy, going to happen with jobs and that is, in itself, what scares us about brexit. i think the danger is if we talk too much about the economy and it being a disaster, we will get led into austerity again. the people voted,
so we have to, innit? i really disagree with that. we are going to leave, but we are going to get, like, a bad deal. a proper bad deal. immigrants normally contribute more to the economy than they take away. like everybody‘s just, "0h, they come here for the nhs and for the benefits", when in reality, british—born people use those services more and immigrants disproportionally contribute to the economy — they're a net benefit. i think immigration has a lot to do with the racism aspect of brexit. and a lot of that has racist undertones of not wanting a particular looking group of people to come into this country. so, we're very fortunate that we have technology that we can access to and do our own research, because we are the future leaders of tomorrow, so we are going to be the ones that have to educate ourselves. adina campbell, bbc news. here's the full list of candidates standing in luton south, which is also available on the bbc news website, just go
to our election 2019 page and following the links to search for individual constituencies. now it's time for a look at the weather. reeta, thank you very much. very good afternoon to you. decent enough time across southern and eastern parts of the british isles today. but you didn't have to go much further north from brixham to run into this sort of thing up towards the waiting area. further north and west again into the western side of scotland, rain and rain and blowing and blowing for the greater part of the day. through the night, the rain slums and sway a little bit further towards the south of the british isles. what it's going to be a markedly milder night than anything we have seen this week so far. you will not be scraping your car first thing on friday morning. but it will be wet to start off across the southeastern quarter. then a lot of cloud across the rest of them lived in wales, area of the wind and showers will work its way into the north of wales and england as we get
him through the afternoon. further north, again, through the afternoon, there will be some sunshine, your temperatures will begin to dribble away, despite the presence of that sunshine. it stays mild in the south. a decent enough day for most for the start of saturday. wet and windy later on across the north and west. a blustery showery day as we get on through sunday. this is bbc news. the headlines... with one week to go until the general election, the leaders of the main political parties have been out pushing their big election pledges.
us speaker nancy pelosi says impeachment proceedings will go ahead against donald trump for pressuring ukraine to investigate his democratic political rival. french police fire tear gas at protestors as the biggest nationwide strike in years brings most of the country to a standstill. bbc research shows thousands of mental health patients in england are facing long waits for nhs talking therapy services. coming up: after stopping off at 100 locations in 30 countries, two british pilots land back in the uk — afterflying around the world in a newly—restored spitfire. sport now, and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's sarah. thank you very much.
let's start at everton, where marco silvas time in charge of the club looks to be coming to an end. the manager is facing the sack after his side lost 5—2 last night in the merseyside derby against liverpool to drop into the premier league relegation zone. 0ur reporter katie shanahan is at goodison park for us. kaite, just where have things gone wrong for silva? well marco silva probably knew that this was going to happen, as a result have gone bad from worse, especially after you mentioned last night, they were threshed 5— to buy their rivals, liverpool. marco silva looked really deflated in the dugout, not even acknowledging any of the goals, with their defeat pushing them into the relegation zone. now the eighth defeat in 11 games. it is the first time in 20 yea rs games. it is the first time in 20 years that everton have found themselves in the bottom three after 15 games. so what we do know from todayis 15 games. so what we do know from today is that the everton owner has travelled up from london to merseyside. he's met with marco
silva at the training ground, he's met with the rest of the board members, and has also addressed the players. so we are waiting for confirmation from the club, but what we do know is that it looks like the time has run out for marco silva, and the fans want a change. who's in the frame to replace him? dave and moyes looks to be the front runner to replace marco silva. this has had a bit of a backlash with the fans, as moyes actually was back at everton, he spent an 11 year spell backin everton, he spent an 11 year spell back in 2013. we also have heard that tim cahill, the former player, could be his assistant. but whatever happens, and hopefully quickly, is everton will have to act fast as they've got chelsea over the weekend, followed by manchester united, leicester, and arsenal. so everton have to act fast if they
wa nt to everton have to act fast if they want to pull clear of the relegation zone. thank you so much. anthonyjoshua says he's lost none of his power despite boxing at what will be his lowest in five years against andy ruinunior in their much anticpated rematch on saturday. they fight in saudi arabia on saturday night, withjoshua looking to win back the heavyweight title belts he lost to ruiz in that shock defeat in june. joshua says he's had to re—assess they way he prepares for this fight. i tell you, i am punching like a horse kicking back right now. my kinetic chain, my rhythm — there's no tension in my body. we say loose and heavy, loose and heavy. rhythm and flow. that is what boxing is about. we're going back to the ‘70s. that is what the afro is out. ‘70s fighters. i've just been studying his game. rather than doing weights and stuff like that, i'm just going tojust box, man.
makes it sound easy. defending champion ronnie 0'sullivan is out of the uk championship at york. he's been beaten 6—4 by ding jun hui this afternoon. ding was 4—1 up at one stage but 0'sullivan won three in a row to level at 4—4. ding then took control to win the next two. 0'sullivan had won this tournament the last two years. 4-1 4—1 down, he hadn't missed a ball, andi 4—1 down, he hadn't missed a ball, and i thought that this could be 6-0, 6-1. on and i thought that this could be 6—0, 6—1. on my birthday, it couldn't have gotten worse. i twitch to the red, and he played well towards the end. i've got no complaints. we'll have more for you in sportsday at 6.30pm. join me then. the speaker of the us house of representatives, nancy pelosi, has announced that impeachment proceedings will go ahead against donald trump. she said he had abused his power for personal gain at the expense of us national security.
well, impeachment is the mechanism by which a sitting president can be removed from office for high crimes and misdemeanours. the first stage is a vote in the house of representatives, which has to be carried by a simple majority. it's expected this will happen by the end of the year. if that is carried, then the articles of impeachment, orformal charges, go to the senate — and here, the president is put on trial with the 100 senators acting as the jury. this could happen as early as next month. for donald trump to be removed from office, two—thirds of senators would have to find him guilty — and the republicans hold a majority in the senate. ms pelosi made the announcement about the impeachment proceedings at a news conference earlier today. 0ur democracy is what is at stake. the president leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt, once again, the election
for his own benefit. the president has engaged in abuse of power, undermining our national security, and jeopardising the integrity of our elections. his actions are in defiance of the vision of our founders and the oath of office that he takes to preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states. sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders and our hearts full of love for america, today i am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment. i commend our committee chairs and our members for their sombre approach to actions which i wish the president had not made necessary. let's speak to our correspondent in washington, chris buckler. chris, a grave moment for the president, but how likely is it that
he will be found against if the impeachment goes ahead? he will be found against if the impeachment goes ahead ?m he will be found against if the impeachment goes ahead? it is an historic moment for the united states, bearing in mind that only two presidents have been impeached before. and nancy pelosi was at pains to point out during the speech, which was laced with historical references, this is about the declaration of independence, the constitution, about ensuring a president acts within his powers. she said at one stage, "if we allow our president to be above the law, we do so at the peril of our republic." however, we do so at the peril of our republic. " however, the we do so at the peril of our republic." however, the key point that you mentioned there is the fact that you mentioned there is the fact that it that you mentioned there is the fact thatitis that you mentioned there is the fact that it is highly unlikely he will be impeached. — unlikely he will be removed from office. certainly by the looks of things, he will be having a trial in the senate in january, but it is up to the senators to decide whether he is guilty. and the majority are members
of mrtrump guilty. and the majority are members of mr trump 0zment republican party. and the reality is they will not remove the president from office. the truth is we will have this political show that will play into the 2020 election. but it is still a real moment for the united states and also reinforces those divisions that are so obvious at the moment in washington. what sort of reaction has there been from mr trump? unsurprisingly, pretty furious. he attacked nancy pelosi, who at one stage during her speech insisted that she didn't hate him — at one point she insisted she prayed for the president. at one point, his reaction was, "i don't believe you." those in the white house are describing —— attacking the democrats, describing it as shameful that they are pushing ahead with this impeachment fight. but they are sharpening their weapons and getting ready for a battle. and the potential ways this could be very ugly indeed. and trump knows he will have a lot of dirt thrown at him
during this trial inside the senate. the truth is the republicans may try to turn the tables, as well. remember, this is all about accusations that trump used his position to try and force ukraine into launching investigations into his political opponents, including joe biden, whose son hunter had business dealings in the country. if you look at some of the statements from the trump campaign today, they are saying thatjoe biden's son should be called as part of that trial, and questions should be asked about them, as well. lots more to come in that case. chris, many thanks, our correspondent in washington. back to the general election — and throughout the campaign, we've been visiting places where the election could be won and lost. today we're in croydon, one of the most populous london boroughs — second only to barnet. the borough is split into three constituencies. two were held by labour, and one by the conservatives in the last election. in croydon central, labour gained the seat from the conservatives. it's a key battle ground seat for the two main parties and it hasn't been a "safe" seat since its creation in 197a.
after years of having a conservative mp, it fell to labour in the 1997 landslide, and since then has swung between the parties. geeta guru—murthy has spent the day in croydon for us. welcome to croydon. we are in boxpark, it's rather noisy here — a p°p‘up a pop—up cafe entertainment centre. we've been here all day trying to see what people are actually voting on, what is the question that is most concerning them which is in one week's time. i'm joined most concerning them which is in one week's time. i'mjoined by... most concerning them which is in one week's time. i'm joined by... what are your members and colleagues saying to you? what are the most concerned about? i think the first thing is that businesses are concerned with the uncertainty in the marketplace. there is reduced consumer confidence, which is affecting the amount we spend. so the high streets are struggling, but
also other sectors as well. so i think if you were to ask a business what they want, they want a certain direction for the future so that we can move on. does that mean everyone here wants brexit to happen?” can move on. does that mean everyone here wants brexit to happen? i think in terms of brexit, it is more a case of making a decision. let's have a really clear understanding in terms of where we want to go for the future so that the businesses we represent, but also other businesses across the country, can begin to understand and plan for the future. i think that is what is needed. regardless of which party delivers it, they want a direction? absolutely. what about the question of business rates in keeping the high streets open? that is a question that needs to be answered. from point of view, it needs to be reconsidered and looked at. business rate revaluation system is not really fit for purpose in our view. what needs to happen is that whoever
leads the country needs to consider how to support businesses in the high street and around, so that they can thrive and prosper. and i think thatis can thrive and prosper. and i think that is really important. overall, the sense of confidence in croydon, because this is a relatively new place — would you say that people are feeling less or more confident going into the election down last year? i think it is a 50-50 situation. when you look at croydon asa situation. when you look at croydon as a place in destination, it is growing. it has an incredible regeneration plan going forward, he has 5.25 billions pounds worth of investment. the challenge of taking the investment and putting it into real life. and we do see that now, but as you can see, we are in box park, a wonderful venue, and people
in croydon are loving it. there's lots of confidence here and we are looking forward to the future. think you very much indeed. we are in croydon today, there's much more online with all the candidates for all three croydon constituencies on the bbc website. our digital election reporter joe tidy has been taking a look at the campaign has been playing out on social media. whilst the rules of engagement on the physical campaign trail are semi—defined — online, it's a free—for—all. and so far, we pretty much seen it all. the election got off to a controversial start with this conservative party video of keir starmer. why would the eu give you a good deal if they know that you are going to actively campaign against it? the video was edited to make it seem as if the labour shadow brexit secretary was tongue—tied — but he wasn't. it was branded as irresponsible, but the conservative party stood by it and watched it go viral.
another video that caused a bit of a fizz was this one — which almost got the labour backing momentum group sued by coca—cola. the soft drinks giant issued legal letters saying you've got to take it down, which they did. elsewhere in the labour movement, jeremy corbyn — at least on social media — is having a very good election campaign. these sorts of tweets have been put out by his team — very pointed, very personal, attacking billionaires and elites. and we've also seen lots of off—the—cuff style videos, as well, which have proven very popular. big news — we'vejust launched our new manifesto. so i thought i'd take just 60 seconds to run through as many of the policies as i can. 0verall, jeremy corbyn's posts on facebook are doing better than all the parties put together. he's getting more likes, more shares, more reactions than anybody else. we're also seeing some of these style videos for the conservatives — this one by borisjohnson has been viewed millions of times. i'm good, how are you? what's been on your mind today? i can't hide it from you,
i've been thinking a bit about this general election campaign. 0verall, across social media, it's the conservatives who are winning across all platforms. they are getting all the likes, all the shares, all the noise — but not all that noise is good. during one of the itv debates, this happened. the conservative party press office rebranded their twitter account to this, and posed as an independent fact—checking organisation. again, they were widely criticised — and, again, they stood by it. but they're not the only party that's been up to tricks. there has been a fierce battle taking place over the google search bar, with parties buying up the keywords of their rivals to try and hijack voters' browsing. so, for example, a few weeks ago, if you had typed in "boris brexit deal," you would have seen an advert for this website. made for and paid for by the brexit party. but the real money in this election is being spent here — facebook and instagram. almost £2 million has been spent so far. the liberal democrats have consistently been spending the most, and had the most number of active adverts.
thousands at any one time, highly—targeted. adverts like, for example, these ones — these bar charts are controversial, they have no figures attached to them. only recently have the labour party caught up and overtaken on spending. there also been a fair amount of fake news and disinformation in this election, including a very strange story aboutjo swinson murdering squirrels. that seems to have come from a member of the public, but observers have noticed a different trend in this election. what we've actually seen more than anything is the political parties themselves providing the most disinformation or misinformation. it's quite extraordinary to us that these tactics have been so brazen, and they are almost doing the job for anyone outside who might want to disrupt the agenda. it will be up to the next government to decide what rules they want in place for the next election. in the meantime, there is another whole week of this campaign on and off—line. so what strategies will they follow in the last seven days? laura round was a special adviser to the former
defence secretary, penny mordaunt. she's also a conservative councillor. and i'm joined from salford byjames mills, who is a former strategic adviser to jeremy corbyn. thank you both very much for being with us this evening. what would you be advising the tory leadership to do in these last seven days? so in the run—up to any campaign, there are testing messages, finding their supporters on the doorstep who are most likely to vote for them and who is likely not to vote for them. in the last seven days, they will be going out to the people they know are likely vote for them to stop and the messaging will be tailored to what has proven to be the best messaging that they will have tested. james, would you agree with that? i think labour needs to continue framing this election is a two horse race, because we essentially need to squeeze the snp and lived them vote for a majority, and lived them vote for a majority, and i'll expect over the next few
days, the more you see of the tv debate, labour trying to take advantage of that, as well as labour going on record of the last nine years of the tory party in government. it's quite a bad record, and even figures today show rising household debt, wages lower than ten years ago, and 4 million children living in poverty and set to rise to a60 living in poverty and set to rise to a 60 year high. i think these are the messages you will hear over the next 5—7 days so people can understand some of that damage, but also they'll be putting out the message to the country how they land to produce real change. this last section is the get out to vote section is the get out to vote section of the campaign. at this point in time, laura, how much will parties be thinking of attack or defend? to the attack in certain constituencies where they think they might be able to win marginal seats, or will they defend seats where they have to retrench? firstly, i agree
with the assessment that was just made it, and i think in the conservative case, the message of getting brexit done and moving the country getting brexit done and moving the cou ntry forward getting brexit done and moving the country forward is quite a strong one. and i suspect that is the one that will have proven successful and we will hear a lot of it in the next seven days. with regards to focusing efforts, i definitely do think that is what will go on. we will look at what seats are more likely to win, which ones do we need more resources put in, whether that is activists or more leaflets and messaging and online advertising. james, we have another debate tomorrow, withjeremy corbyn versus borisjohnson. you've spent hours prepping mr corbin and john mcdonnell. talk about what you do? is different for each politician to prepare for debate or interview, but withjeremy, to prepare for debate or interview, but with jeremy, what to prepare for debate or interview, but withjeremy, what he to prepare for debate or interview,
but with jeremy, what he wants to do first is download all the relevant briefings and notes, on the policies and the angles, so we sit down and absorb all the information. then there is prepping for how he frames those arguments, so for argument's sake, rather than talking about bringing open reach or beauty in public hands, he will talk about how that means free broadband dashed bt. you will talk about labour's policies with regards to free education, which is about no more tuition fees being paid by students in the uk. the first stop is getting information in the details, and the second half is how you communicate that. so for people at home who wouldn't be bothered to go into detail on this can certainly stand that. we have to leave it there u nfortu nately. that. we have to leave it there unfortunately. james and laura, many thanks forjoining us. two british pilots have landed back
in the uk after flying around the world in a newly—restored spitfire. theirjourney, in a plane originally built in 1943, started and finished at goodwood aerodrome in west sussex. robert hall reports. the green grass of home. the silver spitfire in her team of created flying history. a flight around the globe marking british engineering prowess , globe marking british engineering prowess, and a partnership of man and machine which serve the cause of freedom during world war ii. no wonder emotions were running high at goodwood today, particularly for a pilot mattjones, whose son, arthur, was born during hisjourney. pilot mattjones, whose son, arthur, was born during his journey. as we came across the channel and saw the white cliffs — again, another very emotional moment. i had trouble keeping control with tears running down my face about what we've done, and we were coming home, and how it must‘ve felt back in a day for those quys must‘ve felt back in a day for those guys doing the same thing. to greatest symbols of freedom in the
world. flying in carefully planned stages, the silver spitfire covered well over 23,000 miles above some of the world's most iconic landscapes. it defied typhoons and mechanical issues to become a star wherever it landed. the longest leg was a 3.5 hour, 830 mile trip across the saudi arabian desert. it's quite noisy, the cockpit is exceedingly noisy, and we have no heating or cooling. so it got pretty hot in the deserts, and the alps and places got very cold. the flight is finally over, but it's a legacy is an spitfire legend. t? robert hall, bbc but it's a legacy is an spitfire legend. robert hall, bbc news, at goodwood aerodrome. in a moment it will be time for the 6pm news. viewers on bbc one can watch andrew
neil do another of his leaders interviews, in this evening it is with nigel farage. now let's look at the weather with phil avery. hello, once again it was really one of those days for many northern and western parts of the british isles. this was the scene in the waiting area, when i show you just how much cloud has piled in from the atlantic today, it is no great surprise to tell you how wet and windy it is and continues to be. it is relatively mild at the moment because the wind has been coming in from the southwest. but thatis coming in from the southwest. but that is the extent of the rain, as we see it within the next hour or so. before it stops raining widely across the western side of scotland, will he have seen something like 17-18 will he have seen something like 17—18 mm of rain. these gusts of rain disruptive to the wind we've seen today. we will track the area
of cloud and rain further south into the southern parts of the british isles, more rain perhaps into the far north of scotland, in between a lot of cloud and south—westerly wind, and way milder then we've experienced so far this week. so come friday morning, i don't think you will have to watch your footing with regards to ice, nor indeed will you be scraping the wind off your windscreens. but it will be a damp start, once that rain is the way the cloud start, once that rain is the way the clou d ta kes start, once that rain is the way the cloud takes time to break up because we are importing showers from scotla nd we are importing showers from scotland and northern ireland down into the heart of england and wales. a better chance of something drier and brighter behind, but in the north, you end up with a single figure temperatures and it stays mild in the south. to the evening and overnight, the showers will fade away because we have this ridge of high pressure coming in from the atlantic. but don't dismiss what's going on behind my back here, because after a dry enough and chilly start for scotland and northern ireland, the cloud soon fills in and eventually that cloud
gets thick enough to produce yet more rain across western scotland and northern ireland, becoming more extensive through the day. further south, a decent day across much of england and wales, temperatures holding onto double figures at this stage. but overnight we will bring that rain from the west across all parts of the british isles, and notice as we start sundayjust how many isobars we have on the charts. a blustery day with a wet start in the southeastern corner. 0nce a blustery day with a wet start in the southeastern corner. once that is awake, because of the direction of the wind, but will keep a better chance of staying dry through the greater part of day. not very cold at this stage, 7—12dc as you see it. not done with sunday because later in the day, we will really squeeze out these isobars, and some of these gusts of wind could be around 80 mph around the southwestern corner as we get to the first part of monday, at which stage that isobars will be running north and south across us.
tonight at six... this time next week the uk will be voting and the party leaders are pushing home their messages. borisjohnson is promising brexit and a budget in his first 100 days. jeremy corbyn says it's about ending years of tory austerity. elect the tories, you carry on with austerity, you carry on with increasing gaps between the richest and poorest, so we have seven days to do it, seven days to get brexit done, seven days to end the deadlock. nigel farage hits back, afterfour meps quit his brexit party — they say he's splitting the leave vote. with yet more pledges and promises from all sides, we'll work out if it all adds up. also tonight... the democrats push ahead with impeaching donald trump — he becomes only the third president to be officially accused
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