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today at six... the final report into lockdown parties at number ten. it says people will be dismayed at behaviour that fell well short of the highest standards. do you stand by everything you have told mps before? the reports outlines repeated breaches of covid rules and lays the blame squarely onpolitical leaders and senior officials. party time — the report highlights a drinking culture and a lack of respect for cleaning staff and security personnel. that report lays bare the rot that has spread under this prime minister prime minister at number ten. we are humbled by the experience and we have learned our lesson. we'll get public reaction.
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was it one rule for them and another for the rest of us? also tonight... yet another mass shooting in america. 19 primary school children and two teachers killed by a gunman in texas. innocent lives cut short. ten—year—old amerie had just received an award, the youngest victim was just seven. where in god's name is our backbone to have the courage to stand up to the lobbies. thejonny depp—amber heard defamation trial — super model kate moss appears on video and denies the allegation that the actor pushed her down stairs. and coming up on the bbc news channel... big ambitions at chelsea. the consortium led by todd boley gets government approval to take over as the roman abramovich era comes to an end.
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good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. so, the long—awaited final report on lockdown parties from the senior civil servant sue gray has been published. it is not simply the extra detail we now have that is both revelatory and damning, but what it says about a prevailing culture that allowed such behaviour to take place. multiple examples of a lack of respect and poor treatment of security and cleaning staff, even an altercation breaking out and a member of staff being sick. sue gray squarely blames political leaders and senior officials for allowing sixteen events to go ahead in breach of covid guidance at the time. in a statement in the house of commons this afternoon borisjohnson denied he had ever misled mps, repeated his apology and said he is humbled by the experience. for labour, sir keir starmer
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described ms gray's report as a catalogue of criminality. here's our political editor, chris mason, on the details of the report and its implications for the prime minister's political future. it was the week before christmas this investigation began. today its verdict is delivered. 37 pages and nine photos. and here it is. at party after party when of course parties were banned, we read about wine and cheese, beer and pizza. on pages 15 and 16 an event with a karaoke machine, excessive alcohol consumption, one person being sick. a minor altercation, a fight between two people. people living in the middle of the night. and on page 30 a reference to that do where people were encouraged to bring their own booze. the day after a senior
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official says, we seem to have got away with it. sue gray concludes there were events that should not have been allowed to happen. she puts blame on senior leadership at the centre, who must bear responsibility for this culture. since her earlier report injanuary she accepts progress is being made in addressing the issues raised, but that we, the public, have the right to expect the highest standards of behaviour and what happened fell well short of this. she makes one final observation, that it is her firm belief that these events did not reflect prevailing culture in government at the time. the prime minister had a few hours to die just what the report said this morning before addressing mps at lunchtime. i take full responsibility for everything that took place on my watch. sue gray's report has
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emphasised that it is up to the political leadership in number ten to take ultimate responsibility and, of course, i do. sue to take ultimate responsibility and, of course. i dw— of course, i do. sue gray investigated _ of course, i do. sue gray investigated 16 _ of course, i do. sue gray investigated 16 events. l of course, i do. sue gray i investigated 16 events. the of course, i do. sue gray - investigated 16 events. the police looked at 12. fines were issued at eight of them, the prime minister showed up at nine of them. for the first time we have pictures published today of the one both he and the chancellor were fined for, a mid afternoon gathering to mark mr johnson's birthday injune 2020. the report also includes these images from a leaving do. the prime minister said turning up at events like this was an important part of hisjob. i like this was an important part of his “ob. , , ., like this was an important part of his “ob. , , . , . his job. i briefly attended such gatherings _ his job. i briefly attended such gatherings to _ his job. i briefly attended such gatherings to thank _ his job. i briefly attended such gatherings to thank them - his job. i briefly attended such gatherings to thank them for l his job. i briefly attended such - gatherings to thank them for their service, which i believe is one of the essential duties of leadership. and he insisted he had changed his team and how they work and wanted to get on with governing. i am get on with governing. i am confident — get on with governing. i am confident with _ get on with governing. i am confident with the - get on with governing. i am confident with the changesl get on with governing. i:n confident with the changes and new
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structures that are now in place that we are humbled by the experience and we have learned our lesson. ., h ., experience and we have learned our lesson. ., �*, ., , lesson. labour's leader, himself alon . side lesson. labour's leader, himself alongside his — lesson. labour's leader, himself alongside his deputy _ lesson. labour's leader, himself alongside his deputy currently i lesson. labour's leader, himself- alongside his deputy currently under police investigation for breaking covid rules, repeated borisjohnson must resign. it is covid rules, repeated boris johnson must resign-— must resign. it is time to pack his baas. must resign. it is time to pack his bags- only _ must resign. it is time to pack his bags- only then _ must resign. it is time to pack his bags. only then can _ must resign. it is time to pack his bags. only then can the _ must resign. it is time to pack his i bags. only then can the government function _ bags. only then can the government function again. only then can the rort he _ function again. only then can the rort be carved out, only then can we restore _ rort be carved out, only then can we restore the — rort be carved out, only then can we restore the dignity of that great office _ restore the dignity of that great office and the democracy that it represents. office and the democracy that it represents-_ represents. and other party leaders also focused — represents. and other party leaders also focused on _ represents. and other party leaders also focused on the _ represents. and other party leaders also focused on the prime - represents. and other party leaders| also focused on the prime minister's character. , , ., , , ., character. truthfulness, honesty and transparency — character. truthfulness, honesty and transparency do _ character. truthfulness, honesty and transparency do not _ character. truthfulness, honesty and transparency do not enter— character. truthfulness, honesty and transparency do not enter his - transparency do not enter his vocabulary. it isjust transparency do not enter his vocabulary. it is just not part of his way of being and it speaks for the type of man that he is. can the
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prime minister _ the type of man that he is. can the prime minister look _ the type of man that he is. can the prime minister look the _ the type of man that he is. can the prime minister look the british - prime minister look the british people — prime minister look the british people in the eye and name one person. — people in the eye and name one person, just one person, he cares about_ person, just one person, he cares about more — person, just one person, he cares about more than himself? and this conservative _ about more than himself? and this conservative critic _ about more than himself? and this conservative critic of mr _ about more than himself? and this conservative critic of mrjohnson i conservative critic of mrjohnson posed this thought to fellow tory mps. , ., , , , ., , mps. the question i humbly put to my colleaaues mps. the question i humbly put to my colleagues is. — mps. the question i humbly put to my colleagues is, are _ mps. the question i humbly put to my colleagues is, are you _ mps. the question i humbly put to my colleagues is, are you willing, - mps. the question i humbly put to my colleagues is, are you willing, day - colleagues is, are you willing, day in, day out, to defend this behaviour publicly?- in, day out, to defend this behaviour publicly? in, day out, to defend this behaviour ublicl ? , behaviour publicly? some did respond behaviour publicly? some did respond b sa in: behaviour publicly? some did respond by saying yes- — behaviour publicly? some did respond by saying yes- from — behaviour publicly? some did respond by saying yes. from the _ behaviour publicly? some did respond by saying yes. from the commons - behaviour publicly? some did respond by saying yes. from the commons it l by saying yes. from the commons it was back to downing street for the prime minister and questions from reporters. prime minister and questions from re orters. . ~ prime minister and questions from re orters. ., ~ ., prime minister and questions from reorters. ., ~ ., ., ., reporters. talk to a reviewer and convince them _ reporters. talk to a reviewer and convince them you _ reporters. talk to a reviewer and convince them you are _ reporters. talk to a reviewer and convince them you are not - reporters. talk to a reviewer and i convince them you are not tempted reporters. talk to a reviewer and - convince them you are not tempted or willing to lie to get out of a tight spot? i willing to lie to get out of a tight sot? , ., willing to lie to get out of a tight sot? _ ., ., willing to lie to get out of a tight sot? ., ., , spot? i say to that person, look, i tried to explain _ spot? i say to that person, look, i tried to explain as _ spot? i say to that person, look, i tried to explain as clearly - spot? i say to that person, look, i tried to explain as clearly as - spot? i say to that person, look, i tried to explain as clearly as i i spot? i say to that person, look, i tried to explain as clearly as i can| tried to explain as clearly as i can what _ tried to explain as clearly as i can what happened. i believe they were work events, they were part of my
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'ob, work events, they were part of my job, and _ work events, they were part of my job, and that view appears to be substantiated by the fact i was not fine. ., �* ., , substantiated by the fact i was not fine. ., 1, _., substantiated by the fact i was not fine. ., , substantiated by the fact i was not fine. ., fine. tonight boris johnson is back in parliament _ fine. tonight boris johnson is back in parliament facing _ fine. tonight boris johnson is back in parliament facing conservative l in parliament facing conservative mps in private. it is they who will decide whether he stays or goes. chris mason, bbc news at westminster. so, as we've heard, sue gray's full report amplifies what she revealed in her interim findings published in january. there are, for example, the photos. crucially, there are also some gaps in her report. ms gray decided it was inappropriate to investigate any further after the police investigation was launched injanuary. here's our home editor, mark easton, on what we know, and what we've learnt about the culture behind that famous black door on downing street. the door of number 10 downing street, a black and white statement of the dignity, authority and integrity of those who occupy this most famous address, the staircase adorned with former pictures of the
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great public figures who have resided here. but now another set of pictures have emerged from behind the black door, illustrating the culture of rule breaking, drinking, rowdiness and rudeness in the building that represents the united kingdom too many around the world. nine published images taken by an official government photographer are just a fraction of the hundreds of pictures seen by sue gray's inquiry team. it is what is not in the report that poses as many questions as what is. for example, a gathering took place in the prime minister's flat, seen here when theresa may was pm, but sue gray did not investigate that event, nor any other gatherings the team had not already looked at before the scotland yard investigation. i before the scotland yard investigation.— before the scotland yard investigation. before the scotland yard investiuation. ., ., ~ investigation. i have taken the view it would not — investigation. i have taken the view it would not be _ investigation. i have taken the view it would not be necessary, - it would not be necessary, appropriate or proportionate to undertake any further investigation work following the conclusion of the work following the conclusion of the work of the metropolitan police. the olice work of the metropolitan police. the police investigation did notjust pause her inquiry, it stopped it in its tracks. scotland yard has not
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said why some individuals and not others were fine for attending gatherings in downing street and whitehall, which means the public was my understanding of what went on in this affair remains far from complete. we do knowjust before christmas in 2020 at one of the weekly wine time friday events organised by the downing street press office during lockdown, someone accidentally triggered a panic alarm and the police officer on duty raised to see what was happening. he found a crowded, noisy event with 15 to 20 people eating and drinking, some excessively. it appears clear breach of the rules but the officer took no action. brian parrott, a former senior metropolitan police officer is threatening legal action to force scotland yard to explain their approach to rule breaking in downing street. did approach to rule breaking in downing street. , , ., , ., street. did they not investigate this properly — street. did they not investigate this properly because _ street. did they not investigate this properly because they i street. did they not investigate this properly because they did i street. did they not investigate i this properly because they did not want to upset the prime minister? without an explanation or without further investigation that
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accusation still hangs in the air. talking to bbc panorama somejunior staff working in number ten spoke of how the culture of defying lockdown rules came from the top. you how the culture of defying lockdown rules came from the top.— rules came from the top. you and our rules came from the top. you and your colleagues _ rules came from the top. you and your colleagues felt _ rules came from the top. you and your colleagues felt that - rules came from the top. you and your colleagues felt that you - rules came from the top. you and your colleagues felt that you had | your colleagues felt that you had essentially permission from boris johnson customer yes. he essentially permission from boris johnson customer yes.— essentially permission from boris johnson customer yes. he was not there saying — johnson customer yes. he was not there saying they _ johnson customer yes. he was not there saying they should - johnson customer yes. he was not there saying they should not - johnson customer yes. he was not there saying they should not be i there saying they should not be happening. he was not saying, can everyone _ happening. he was not saying, can everyone break up and go home? does an of this everyone break up and go home? does any of this really _ everyone break up and go home? rip: any of this really matter so many months later? number ten wants to move on, but with trust in government and in the prime minister in desperate need of repair, the unanswered questions make it much harder to restore the public�*s faith that those who make the rules will not break the rules. let's talk to chris mason, our political editor. you mentioned borisjohnson meeting tory mps. you mentioned borisjohnson meeting tory mp5. i guess that is where his political future will be decided. yes, they can decide whether he stays or goes. he has been meeting them in private for the last hour.
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the mood in the room is that he has been apologetic and he has said to them again, like you said publicly this afternoon, that it was wrong that some of his colleagues were rude to somejunior staff that some of his colleagues were rude to some junior staff and cleaners in downing street, reported in sue gray's investigation. he has personally spoken to those members of staff to apologise. what is striking when we step back from what we have heard from the prime minister is, yes, he has said sorry but he said he did not think he had done anything wrong when he turned up done anything wrong when he turned up at the event that he was fined for, and when he turned up at those leaving those he felt it was appropriate. where does he find himself tonight? there are some conservative mps who are worried they cannot win a general election with him in power. there are 17 tory mps who have now publicly said he should go stop some have said so privately. they need to be 5a for a vote of confidence. it will take
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awhile for views to solidify. there are a couple of by—elections coming up are a couple of by—elections coming up that might contribute to that one way or another. tonight we can say for now at least boris is safe. tonight we can say for now at least boris is safe. columbine, sandy hook and now uvalde in texas — the latest in a grim history of school shootings across america. at least 19 children between seven and ten, along with two teachers, have been killed in a shooting at a primary school in southern texas. one victim was a ten—year—old boy who loved to dance. another was a girl who died while trying to call the police. the youngest was just seven. the 18—year—old gunman was shot dead at the scene. the attack took place in uvalde, southern texas. as our north america editor sarah smith reports, it's the dealiest shooting at a primary school in ten years. the heartbreak is painfully apparent for parents, families and neighbours. it must be the worst news anyone can hear, young children
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killed in their own classroom. as the police responded to the shooting, parents had to wait to discover if their children had survived or been shot dead. these are the faces of some of the young victims. xavier lopez was ten years old. as was ellie garcia and anne mariejo, also ten. eva mireles was one of the two teachers killed. children from other classrooms were evacuated by police while the shooter was still inside. his son was unharmed and he does not understand what happened yesterday. your son does not know that there was a shooting in the school? it your son does not know that there was a shooting in the school? it was a reuular was a shooting in the school? it was a regular day _ was a shooting in the school? it was a regular day at _ was a shooting in the school? it was a regular day at school. _ was a shooting in the school? it was a regular day at school. how - was a shooting in the school? it was a regular day at school. how are i was a shooting in the school? it was| a regular day at school. how are you auoin to a regular day at school. how are you going to tell— a regular day at school. how are you going to tell him _ a regular day at school. how are you going to tell him what _ a regular day at school. how are you going to tell him what happened i going to tell him what happened yesterday? going to tell him what happened esterda ? , yesterday? only time, when the time comes. yesterday? only time, when the time comes- have — yesterday? only time, when the time comes. have friends _ yesterday? only time, when the time comes. have friends of _ yesterday? only time, when the time comes. have friends of his _ yesterday? only time, when the time comes. have friends of his being i comes. have friends of his being killed? yes- _ comes. have friends of his being killed? yes. you _ comes. have friends of his being killed? yes. you will _ comes. have friends of his being killed? yes. you will have - comes. have friends of his being killed? yes. you will have to i comes. have friends of his being killed? yes. you will have to tellj killed? yes. you will have to tell him that as _ killed? yes. you will have to tell him that as well. _ killed? yes. you will have to tell him that as well. yes. _ killed? yes. you will have to tell him that as well. yes. it - killed? yes. you will have to tell him that as well. yes. it will i
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killed? yes. you will have to tell him that as well. yes. it will be l him that as well. yes. it will be heartbreaking _ him that as well. yes. it will be heartbreaking for _ him that as well. yes. it will be heartbreaking for you _ him that as well. ya; it will be heartbreaking for you as well him that as well. 123 it will be heartbreaking for you as well as him. .,. , heartbreaking for you as well as him. , ., ., him. exactly. the gunmen, salvador ramos, him. exactly. the gunmen, salvador ramos. lived _ him. exactly. the gunmen, salvador ramos, lived locally. _ him. exactly. the gunmen, salvador ramos, lived locally. nobody- him. exactly. the gunmen, salvador ramos, lived locally. nobody had i him. exactly. the gunmen, salvador. ramos, lived locally. nobody had any idea why he did this or if it was planned. he crashed outside the school wearing body armour and carrying a semiautomatic rifle. unfortunately, the suspect managed to get— unfortunately, the suspect managed to get inside one of the classrooms and barricade himself, where he shot not only— and barricade himself, where he shot not only at— and barricade himself, where he shot not only at officers responding but inside _ not only at officers responding but inside the — not only at officers responding but inside the classroom. all not only at officers responding but inside the classroom.— not only at officers responding but inside the classroom. all 21 victims have now been identified, inside the classroom. all 21 victims have now been identified, and inside the classroom. all 21 victims have now been identified, and i remain is removed from the school. what happened here has sparked a nationwide political argument about gun control, but here in uvalde, it is a deeply personal tragedy for those devastated parents and relatives and the traumatised children who attend this school, and one which has fundamentally changed the small community. gun ownership is common and widespread in texas,
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but questions are being asked about why an 18—year—old needs access to a military style rifle. i why an 18-year-old needs access to a military style rifle.— military style rifle. i have been in shock, military style rifle. i have been in shock. really. — military style rifle. i have been in shock, really, for— military style rifle. i have been in shock, really, for the _ military style rifle. i have been in shock, really, for the last - military style rifle. i have been in shock, really, for the last 24 i shock, really, for the last 2a hours, talking to families, talking to people in this community. it has been an altogether profound moment for me, and we have got to do something in this country to stop this kind of madness. i can't imagine what people in other countries think of the united states. , ., . ., , ., states. the police are trying to establish a _ states. the police are trying to establish a motive _ states. the police are trying to establish a motive for - states. the police are trying to establish a motive for this i states. the police are trying to i establish a motive for this shocking crime. the local community will never understand why this had to happen here. sarah smith, bbc news, uvalde, texas. presidentjoe biden has made an emotional call for america to "stand up to the gun lobby" and tighten restrictions. but as our correspondent nada tawfik reports, america is as divided as ever about the so—called "right to bear arms". the problem which came to the awful
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conclusion you face is a demon we have to do more to fight. fiur conclusion you face is a demon we have to do more to fight. our nation is shocked and _ have to do more to fight. our nation is shocked and saddened _ have to do more to fight. our nation is shocked and saddened by - have to do more to fight. our nation is shocked and saddened by the i have to do more to fight. our nation | is shocked and saddened by the news of the _ is shocked and saddened by the news of the shootings at virginia tech today _ of the shootings at virginia tech toda . ,, . ., , , today. since i have been president, this is the fourth _ today. since i have been president, this is the fourth time _ today. since i have been president, this is the fourth time we _ today. since i have been president, this is the fourth time we have i today. since i have been president, | this is the fourth time we have come together— this is the fourth time we have come together to — this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort— this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a _ this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving - together to comfort a grieving community— together to comfort a grieving community torn— together to comfort a grieving community torn apart - together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by - together to comfort a grieving | community torn apart by mass shooting _ community torn apart by mass shooting his _ community torn apart by mass shootinu. �* , . community torn apart by mass shootinu. ., ., community torn apart by mass shootin.. m ., ., ., ., ., shooting. as a nation, we have to ask, shooting. as a nation, we have to ask. when — shooting. as a nation, we have to ask. when in _ shooting. as a nation, we have to ask, when in god's _ shooting. as a nation, we have to ask, when in god's name - shooting. as a nation, we have to ask, when in god's name are i shooting. as a nation, we have to ask, when in god's name are we i shooting. as a nation, we have to i ask, when in god's name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby? when in god's name are we going to do what we all know in our gut needs to be done. in what we all know in our gut needs to be done. �* .., what we all know in our gut needs to bedone. ~ , what we all know in our gut needs to bedone. �* , ., be done. in america, perhaps no hrase be done. in america, perhaps no phrase rings _ be done. in america, perhaps no phrase rings as _ be done. in america, perhaps no phrase rings as hollow— be done. in america, perhaps no phrase rings as hollow as - be done. in america, perhaps no phrase rings as hollow as never i phrase rings as hollow as never again, because the gut—wrenching reality is mass shootings in schools keep happening routinely. each time, it reignites the raw anger and emotion. in it reignites the raw anger and emotion. . , it reignites the raw anger and emotion. ., , , emotion. in the last ten days, we have had elderly _ emotion. in the last ten days, we have had elderly black _ emotion. in the last ten days, we have had elderly black people i emotion. in the last ten days, we i have had elderly black people killed in a supermarket in buffalo, we have had asian churchgoers killed in
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southern california, and now we have children murdered at school. when are we going to do something?! the columbine high school massacre more than two decades ago first captured the horror live on television in vivid detail. farfrom being a turning point, since then, the shootings have become even deadlier, the victims even younger. this woman lost her daughter in the sandy hook shooting, where 20 of the victims were just six and seven years old. uvalde has reopened her wounds. the years old. uvalde has reopened her wounds. , ., , , ., , wounds. the problem with this as we do not think — wounds. the problem with this as we do not think about _ wounds. the problem with this as we do not think about it _ wounds. the problem with this as we do not think about it unless - wounds. the problem with this as we do not think about it unless there i do not think about it unless there is a national incident, right? but the truth is, 120 plus families are impacted by gun violence every day. if we broadcast that, then maybe it would stay in our minds, but we forget so easily. the democratic
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senator who _ forget so easily. the democratic senator who formally _ forget so easily. the democratic. senator who formally represented forget so easily. the democratic- senator who formally represented the sandy hook community pleaded with his republican colleagues to compromise on meaningful gun reform legislation. i compromise on meaningful gun reform leaislation. ., ., , legislation. i am here on this floor to be , legislation. i am here on this floor to beg. to — legislation. i am here on this floor to beg, to literally _ legislation. i am here on this floor to beg, to literally get _ legislation. i am here on this floor to beg, to literally get down - legislation. i am here on this floor to beg, to literally get down on i to beg, to literally get down on my hands _ to beg, to literally get down on my hands and — to beg, to literally get down on my hands and knees and beg my colleagues. find a path forward here _ colleagues. find a path forward here. ,, ., , ., , colleagues. find a path forward here. ,, ., , ., here. the united states has more runs than here. the united states has more guns than citizens, _ here. the united states has more guns than citizens, according i here. the united states has more guns than citizens, according to i guns than citizens, according to annual polling, 44% say they have a gun in their home. president biden has proposed new restrictions on firearms access, from universal background checks and a red flag low to keep guns out of the hands of those with mental health issues. at the right to bear arms, the second amendment, is so ingrained in the republican party's dna. the media's immediate senses _ republican party's dna. the media's immediate senses to _ republican party's dna. the media's immediate senses to restrict - republican party's dna. the media's immediate senses to restrict the i immediate senses to restrict the constitutional rights of law—abiding citizens. that doesn't work, it's not effective. we
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citizens. that doesn't work, it's not effective.— citizens. that doesn't work, it's not effective. we are here at the nra convention... _ not effective. we are here at the nra convention... as _ not effective. we are here at the nra convention... as president | not effective. we are here at the i nra convention... as president biden calls on the country _ nra convention... as president biden calls on the country to _ nra convention... as president biden calls on the country to stand - nra convention... as president biden calls on the country to stand up - nra convention... as president biden calls on the country to stand up to i calls on the country to stand up to the important one, the nra, will hold its annual conference just miles from uvalde. sarah smith is live in texas, a desperate plea from the president, but we saw in that report how we was not the first leader to want to try to control guns. leader to want to try to control runs. ., , ., ., guns. no, he is not, and the political— guns. no, he is not, and the political fury _ guns. no, he is not, and the political fury that _ guns. no, he is not, and the political fury that has - guns. no, he is not, and the political fury that has been i political fury that has been reignited after this tragic shooting here just feels all too familiar, so you have outrage, you have passion, and frankly no prospect of any significant change, because there doesn't seem to be any room for compromise here. president biden on the democrats have been trying and
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failing for years to restrict access to the kind of military style assault weapons used here in his primary school, and their republican opponents appear to be implacably against that, and without some kind of cross—party co—operation, it simply isn't possible to change the gun laws. republicans insist it is —— not gun control that is the problem and that the way to combat this may be to arm teachers, that is how to combat school shootings. our top story this evening, civil seven sue gray publishes a final report into lockdown parties at number ten. report into lockdown parties at numberten. it lays report into lockdown parties at number ten. it lays the blame squarely on political leaders and senior officials. and coming up, a boost from mo salah as liverpool prepare to face real madrid in paris on saturday. coming up in sportsday on the bbc news channel, emma raducanu's french open is over. the british number one lost in the second round to
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supermodel kate moss has given evidence in the defamation case between johnny depp and amber heard. she told the court via video—link from gloucestershire that she'd never been pushed down the stairs by the actor, something which had been suggested by mr depp's ex—wife, ms heard. jonny depp is suing amber heard following an article in which she said he was violent, and she is countersuing. our correspondent david sillito has been watching proceedings. would you please state your full name for the record? kate moss. kate moss, testifying by video in what is week six of this libel case betweenjohnny depp and his former wife amber heard. and the reason — to address a rumour, mentioned by amber heard, that kate moss had been pushed down some stairs during a holiday injamaica when she and johnny depp were a couple.
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what, if anything, happened when you were injamaica with mr depp? i, er... we were leaving the room, and johnny left the room before i did, and there had been a rainstorm, and as i left the room, i slipped down the stairs. and i hurt my back. did mr depp push you in any way down the stairs? no. during the course of your relationship, did he ever push you down any stairs? no. he never pushed me, kicked me or threw me down any stairs. johnny depp then returned to the witness stand, to himself address amber heard's allegations. one of the questions about his alleged drug use. have you ever consumed eight to ten mdma pills at once? i no, ma'am, no, i have not. and why is that?
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cos i'd be dead. i'm pretty sure i'd be dead. final arguments are scheduled for friday. david sillito, bbc news, fairfax, virginia. here, a woman who murdered a baby boy she wanted to adopt has been jailed for at least 18 years. laura castle, who's 38, told preston crown court she "lost her mind" and shook 13—month—old leiland—james corkill at her home in barrow in cumbria injanuary last year. mohammed salah, the premier league's joint top goal scorer this campaign, says he will play for liverpool next season. the talismanic striker gave his club the timely boost as they prepare to face real madrid in paris on saturday, looking to win a second champions league trophy in three years. here's our sports editor, dan roan. salah! he's the talisman spearheading liverpool's quest for a historic cup treble. with more than 30 goals this season, mohamed salah
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has reaffirmed his status as one of the world's best players. but having just missed out on the premier league title, the egyptian superstar was back training today, preparing to help his club become champions of europe again in paris this weekend. after what happened on sunday, everybody�*s motivated to win the champions league, because this is like an unbelievable trophy for us, and i think every season we fight for it since i came here, and i think everybody is excited for it. salah has history with saturday's opponents, real madrid — the forward cruelly injured as liverpool lost to the spanish giants in the final four years ago. with just one year left on his contract, there's been uncertainty over his future, and today he finally addressed the speculation. i'm just focused with the team, really, i don't want to talk about the contract now, because it's, like, we have a long time, i'm staying next season, for sure. that's clear, i'm staying next season. for decades now, european glory has been part of liverpool's identity, and having led his team
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to the champions league in 2019, newly crowned manager of the year jurgen klopp is now targeting what would be a seventh european title. this competition is really difficult, it's really, really difficult, and we did it now the third time, really special. and we really want to give it a go, a proper, proper go, and then we will see. having won both domestic cups, this club now knows it has the chance to elevate what already been a memorable season. but to do so, it'll have to beat the most successful team in the history of european competition. dan roan, bbc news, liverpool. we return now to our top story, and the publication of sue gray's report into lockdown parties at downing street. with full details about the scale of rule—breaking parties in downing street laid bare, some conservative mps in particular will be watching closely to see what impact it might have on the public mood. alex forsyth has been to esher in surrey, a long—held conservative constituency which the lib dems plan
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to target at the next election. on a drizzly day in a small surrey village, the piglets play centre's something of a haven for parents and grandparents. among the diggers and dinosaurs, there's talk, too, of the political fallout from events in westminster, and owner tamsin is furious. it's absolutely appalling. i think the hypocrisy, the injustice to those that have had to watch their parents die without anybody there, there's no humanity about it. there's nothing right about it whatsoever. husband and wife grahan and jean are long—term tory voters, but lockdown parties in downing street have split their opinion of borisjohnson. i think there's been made too much of it. i think what they should be concentrating on is the financial situation in the country at the moment. ok, if there's a drinking culture in numberten, that should be dealt with. but it's been overblown, i think, i think he's done a good job so far.
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well, we've got differing views. i'm for him, i'm still with him. but it was just that was so disappointing that government could do that at a time when the country was in crisis. and i just don't think that was right or fair. this constituency�*s been conservative for decades, but the lib dems have been increasingly prominent here. mps in seats like this, facing a challenge from opposition parties, will be paying particular attention to the public mood. at the moondrop cafe, the prime minister's statement provided the backdrop to the lunchtime trade. james, stopping for a bite to eat, was interested in the detail of today's report, but he'd already made up his mind. this is what's happened. i mean, if you show me him partying ten more times, i'm like, well, we know he's done that now. so if had been upfront about it, i think you could have had a little bit more sympathy around it. but definitely damaged him, definitely damaged the conservative party. for some here, new details will matter. others will have formed a view, like brenda,
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who stopped to talk from her front garden. i think integrity really matters. that matters to the children we're bringing through the next generation. and i worry at the moment that the leadership does not appear to have that. and the sue gray report isjust one little item. lots of things aren't right. downing street might hope this is blowing over, keen to move on, but the question for many will be, what damage has already been done? alex forsyth, bbc news, surrey. you can read all the latest details on partygate and the sue gray report by going to our online live coverage. time for a look at the weather, here's chris fawkes. we had a bit of rain to start the day, _ we had a bit of rain to start the day, but — we had a bit of rain to start the day, but a _ we had a bit of rain to start the day, but a day of improving weather through the day, a bit of sunshine
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across the north yorkshire area through the course of the afternoon. our attention is turning to the next system in the atlantic, this area of cloud you can see just to our none too heavy. between 11 and 16 degrees. that is your latest. system in the atlantic, this area of cloud you can see just to our bbc news. we are going to show you a live new conference in austin, texas where we are going to hear about the school shooting in the elementary school shooting in the elementary school in texas 19 children died in two teachers killed in that school shooting and were about to hear from the governor of the state. but senator ted cruz and various police and education department officials and education department officials and so, we will be listening to all of them for an update on what has
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happened. let's listen in.

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