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at six — the government is about to publish its plans to override part of the brexit agreement involving trade rules for northern ireland. —— hasjust —— has just published them, insisting it is not breaking international law. ~ , , a, insisting it is not breaking internationallaw. , , a, a, international law. ministers want to make it easier _ international law. ministers want to make it easier for _ international law. ministers want to make it easier for some _ international law. ministers want to make it easier for some goods to i make it easier for some goods to move between britain and northern ireland, but the changes would be without the eu's agreement. not a big deal. we can fix it in such a way so as to remove those bureaucratic barriers, but without putting barriers on trade movement north—south. it's disgraceful. it does nothing to serve - the interests of the people here. it flies in the face _ of an international agreement which he himself negotiated.
we'll have the latest developments. also on the programme tonight... appeal courtjudges rule the first flight to take migrants arriving illegally in britain to rwanda can take off tomorrow. fears for the uk economy as figures show it shrank in april for the second month in a row. a judge rules that treatment should stop for this 12—year—old boy who's been in a coma since he was found unconscious at his home. and how a british athlete picked up a pen during lockdown and landed himself at the prestigious royal academy summer exhibition. and coming up in sport on the bbc news channel... a 650th test wicket forjimmy anderson as england look good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. the government has just published legislation changing
northern ireland's post—brexit trading arrangements — a move the eu says may breach international law. the proposals seek to override parts of the existing protocol, agreed with the eu in 2020, which allows for extra checks on some goods moving across the irish sea. it's been a source of discontent for unionists, who see it as an internal border within the uk. but today the government published legislation that could change these arrangments, including a green lane with no checks for goods destined to stay in northern ireland, while goods heading into the eu across the irish border would face red lane checks. liz truss insisted it would protect the single market and leave the eu no worse off. chris mason sent this report. brexit is about borders, different rules either side of them, but orders usually separate 100 from another, and yet here in line in
county antrim in northern ireland, there is a border, checks when goods arrive here from the rest of the uk. those checks happen because of a deal the government signed up to, which it now doesn't like. the -roblem which it now doesn't like. the problem at — which it now doesn't like. the problem at the _ which it now doesn't like. tue: problem at the moment, which it now doesn't like. tte: problem at the moment, which which it now doesn't like. tt2 problem at the moment, which is that in northern ireland the stormont assembly, the government of ireland, can't meet because of the effects of the protocol. it creates unnecessary barriers on trade east west. what we can do is fix that. it is not a big deal. , ., ., , deal. devolved governments here in northern ireland _ deal. devolved governments here in northern ireland is _ deal. devolved governments here in northern ireland is not _ deal. devolved governments here in northern ireland is not happening i northern ireland is not happening because the democratic unionist party says it won't return to it while there are checks on things arriving from england, scotland and wales. the planned new law would get rid of these for goods staying in northern ireland, giving the uk greater flexibility over tax here and remove the role for the court of justice in sorting out disputes. tar
justice in sorting out disputes. for the uk to justice in sorting out disputes. tr?" the uk to renege on an international treaty is something that i think does represent a new low point. so how did we get here? the prime minister has been on a farm in cornwall today, and was asked... have you driven any other tractors? i've driven a lot of tractors, yes, i've driven a lot of tractors, yes, i have _ i've driven a lot of tractors, yes, i have. ., ., ., , _, i have. not long after becoming prime minister _ i have. not long after becoming prime minister nearly _ i have. not long after becoming prime minister nearly three - i have. not long after becoming i prime minister nearly three years ago, borisjohnson did a brexit deal with the eu and then campaigned without vast subtlety to win a general election off the back of it. his deal with brussels and election win meant brexit did happen, but it also meant northern ireland sticking to some eu rules. some in belfast are relaxed about this and so annoyed about today's changes, others, unionists, welcome them. t others, unionists, welcome them. i believe finally we are seeing the kind of action that is required to begin the process of removing the
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ireland protocol bill going on the government website injust ireland protocol bill going on the government website in just the last few minutes as i say. ministers making the argument they have been left with no choice but to act. they have been negotiating and talking to the european union for months to no effect they say, and that's why they are moving now, and they say it is essential to get devolved government back up and running in northern ireland. whilst the dup have welcomed what has happened today, they have not said they will be charging back into devolved government so that remains unresolved. also the legal position published by the government as well, they are making the argument this is a genuinely exceptional situation given the unique circumstances of northern ireland, and that is why reluctantly they have decided to act. this row though is onlyjust beginning. 0ur political editor chris mason, thank you. the proposed changes to the protocol are deeply divisive in northern ireland. while some businesses say they've struggled since the arrangements were introduced, others say
they've adapted well, and don't want to put at risk their trade with europe. here's our ireland correspondent, emma vardy. upon the arrival of the protocol, it didn't take long for the effect on some northern ireland businesses to become clear. when i e—mailed them, would deliveries just be the same, and theyjust e—mailed me back and said, "no deliveries." for some, the new red tape for getting goods like plants or food or materials from britain has had a chilling effect on doing business over the irish sea. a lot of the growers don't want to get involved with the paperwork. and how's that affecting your business? i think it's made things harder. you're trying to get stock from different sources. beth hopes the new legislation would eventually mean she can resume doing business with companies in britain she's worked with for two decades. a key part of the government's irish sea border plans would be having a green lane for goods which are coming to northern ireland and staying here. the idea of a new green lane would mean the businesses and haulage firms bringing goods over the irish sea would have far
less paperwork to deal with. and when the lorries roll off these ferries, there'd be no need to go on through the new border post, as they do currently for checks. but there's concern the price to pay will be worsening relations with the eu. the meat and dairy industries have argued in support of the protocol, because they can sell goods into both the uk and eu markets without tariffs and don't want to jeopardise those arrangements. we would see the protocol as something to build on. we would be concerned about anything that damages trade, obviously the risk here is trading into europe. but it's notjust about the business practicalities, it's also about the politics, and getting the functioning government back for northern ireland now depends on the irish sea border problems being resolved. emma vardy, bbc news, belfast. the irish government has warned westminster that plans to override parts of the northern ireland
protocol would �*deeply damage' relations between the uk, ireland and the eu. we can speak to katya adler in brussels. so this has just happened, what is the reaction there? we so this hasjust happened, what is the reaction there?— the reaction there? we heard the prime minister _ the reaction there? we heard the prime minister this _ the reaction there? we heard the prime minister this morning - prime minister this morning described the proposed changes to the northern ireland protocol is trivial, but that is definitely not how the eu sees it. a few moments ago, we heard from the eu chief negotiator and he made a reminder that at the time the protocol text was the best compromise solution the eu and uk negotiators could come up with to safeguard peace and stability on the island of ireland after brexit. he said there was no place here for unilateral action. he said the eu had lots of proposals as to how to deal with the practical problems that had been arising from the protocol, for northern ireland businesses and individuals. he said the commission would be coming forward with publishing new ideas in
the coming days. but if the uk continued with this unilateral level, he said the eu would be looking now to restart legal proceedings for infringements it believes the uk has already carried out under the protocol like not carrying out certain checks, as regards to proposals today brussels has to wait and see if it becomes law to take action but there is no appetite to zoom into a big trade war with the uk here. eu leaders have their hands full with the cost of living crisis and the war in ukraine. ., , �* of living crisis and the war in ukraine. . , ~ ., ,, of living crisis and the war in ukraine. ., , �* . ~' judges at the appeal court have ruled that the first flight to rwanda taking migrants who've arrived illegally in britain can take off tomorrow after a last ditch legal bid to block it. it's not clear how many will be on board the flight. it's thought it could be fewer than 11. not around 100 as originally planned. here's our home editor mark easton. dozens more asylum seekers arrived
on the kent coast today, 37 men who the government says should potentially face removal to rwanda because they have travelled from france, a safe country. this is the boeing 767 chartered by the home office to take the first group of asylum seekers on a one—way ticket to rwanda tomorrow night. the plane can take around 200 passengers but a maximum ofjust 11 asylum seekers will be aboard. 26 others due to have gone have had their removal notices cancelled. the rwanda policy divides opinion, apparent outside the courts ofjustice today. for some it's an effective way to deal with migrants who come to the uk illegally, for others it is an immoral and unlawful way to treat vulnerable people who are asking the uk for sanctuary. lawyers were making a last—ditch attempt in the court of appeal to stop tomorrow's rewind a flight but the three judges decided there was not enough to overturn last week's decision to let
the plane take off. this overturn last week's decision to let the plane take off.— the plane take off. this court cannot therefore _ the plane take off. this court cannot therefore interfere . the plane take off. this court i cannot therefore interfere with the plane take off. this court - cannot therefore interfere with that conclusion. . . cannot therefore interfere with that conclusion. ,, . ., cannot therefore interfere with that conclusion. ,, ., ., conclusion. shame on you! campaigners _ conclusion. shame on you! campaigners were - conclusion. shame on you! - campaigners were disappointed by conclusion. shame on you! _ campaigners were disappointed by the judgment but they will be a full legal review of the rwanda policy in the courts to be completed by the end ofjuly. t the courts to be completed by the end ofjuly-_ end ofjuly. i hope the courts will take a different _ end ofjuly. i hope the courts will take a different view _ end ofjuly. i hope the courts will take a different view because - end ofjuly. i hope the courts will take a different view because it'sj end ofjuly. i hope the courts will. take a different view because it's a fundamental unlawful policy. rwanda is not a safe country to which people can be returned. that is not a safe country to which people can be returned. at the united nations _ people can be returned. at the united nations intervener, - people can be returned. at the united nations intervener, the j people can be returned. at the - united nations intervener, the news asylum seekers were to be forcibly removed to rwanda was described as catastrophic. taste removed to rwanda was described as catastrophic-— catastrophic. we believe this is all wrona , catastrophic. we believe this is all wrong. this _ catastrophic. we believe this is all wrong. this is _ catastrophic. we believe this is all wrong, this is all— catastrophic. we believe this is all wrong, this is all wrong, - catastrophic. we believe this is all wrong, this is all wrong, this - catastrophic. we believe this is all| wrong, this is all wrong, this deal. for so many different reasons. the home secretary has always argued that her rewind and removals policy is designed to deter people from taking dangerous and unnecessary journeys from safe countries and will undermine the criminal operations of people smugglers. it
is in the public interest, she says. in the commons this afternoon, the two front benches clashed on the wisdom of the rwanda deal. the chaos over the last — wisdom of the rwanda deal. the chaos over the last few _ wisdom of the rwanda deal. the chaos over the last few days _ wisdom of the rwanda deal. the chaos over the last few days has _ wisdom of the rwanda deal. the chaos over the last few days has shown - wisdom of the rwanda deal. the chaos over the last few days has shown why l over the last few days has shown why this scheme is completely unworkable, deeply unethical and extortionate glee expensive. and why it risks increasing criminal people smuggling and trafficking rather than solving the problem. people will be properly — than solving the problem. people will be properly supported, - than solving the problem. people i will be properly supported, properly cared _ will be properly supported, properly cared for— will be properly supported, properly cared for and be safe in doing so. i think_ cared for and be safe in doing so. i think that — cared for and be safe in doing so. i think thatjudgment is quite significant in all of this. if the threat of removal _ significant in all of this. if the threat of removal to - significant in all of this. if the threat of removal to rwanda | significant in all of this. if the - threat of removal to rwanda were supposed to slow down arrivals across the channel, so far there is no sign of that, but the home office believes tomorrow's departure, even if only a single asylum seeker is aboard, could be a game changer. the hollywood actor kevin spacey is to appear in court
in the uk on thursday — charged with sexual offences against three men including four counts of sexual assault. prosecutors authorised charges against him last month but the actor could only be charged once he arrived in the uk. kevin spacey said he will voluntarily appear in this country and is confident of proving his innocence. the uk economy shrank in april for the second month in a row — the first time it's contracted two months in a row since the start of the pandemic. all the main sectors of the economy — services, manufacturing and production — shrunk. some economists say the uk risks falling into recession but the government says it's focused on boosting growth. our economics editor faisal islam has been going through the numbers. thanks, sophie. as you say, the economy is shrinking again. and this time this it's not just a forecast. the latest figures came out this morning for the month of april and it showed a fall of 0.3%.
at the same time this occurred at a time of record hikes in energy bills, rise in taxes. the government blamed this negative figure in a reduction on covid—19 nhs spending. you can see the run of no growth essentially until there was growth back injanuary. and forecasts suggest a sluggish period forecasts suggest a sluggish period for the next two months as well. so this does not necessarily mean recession, but it looks like the economy could be shrinking in this quarter. if we look ahead, a number of forecasters are now saying the uk won't grow next year, including the bank of england, and here are the oecd numbers. zero growth for the uk, unlike the other major world economies, though these numbers for the us and france are not exactly roaring either. all of this happens at the same time as a four decade high rising inflation. having to
deal with stagnation of the economy and very high inflation at the same time is something known as stagflation. that requires a tricky balancing act for both the bank of england and the government, trying to avoid recession and rein in inflation at the same time, and it seems to be here. sophie. the high court has ruled that a 12—year—old boy who is in a coma after suffering brain damage is officially dead and should no longer receive life support, despite his family's wishes. archie battersbee was found unconscious at his home in april and has been at the centre of a legal dispute for weeks. his parents say his heart is still beating and treatment should continue. but doctors at the royal london hospital believe he is brain—stem dead. our correspondent sanchia berg was in court. archie battersbee was a keen gymnast, he loved boxing and martial arts. but for the last nine weeks, he has been lying in a hospital bed, kept alive by a ventilator.
his family had found him unconscious at home — they believe after an online challenge went wrong. doctors said his brainstem had stopped functioning. they want to withdraw life support. archie's family challenged that decision in the high court, but they lost. lawyers for archie's family argued that because his heart is still beating, he should not be considered dead. but the judge disagreed — she found that archie had died on the 31st of may this year because his brainstem had ceased to function. the hospital say they will continue to support the family. this is a sad and difficult time for archie's family, and our thoughts and sympathies are with them as they come to terms with what has happened. in line with the guidance issued by the court, our expert clinicians will provide the best possible care while life support is withdrawn. archie's family say
they will continue to fight. i do not believe archie has been given enough time. from the beginning, i have always thought, "what is the rush?" his heart is still beating, he has gripped my hand. and as his mother, in my gut instincts, i know my son is still there. archie will stay on life support for now, as his family tried to appeal against thisjudgment. sanchia berg, bbc news. our top story this evening. the government has just published its plans to overwrite part of the brexit agreement involving trade rules for northern ireland, insisting it is not breaking international law, but the eu is threatening legal action over the move. and coming up, celebrity women go to parliament to raise the lack of support for women facing the menopause. and coming up on sportsday on the
bbc news channel, warming up for wimbledon — the cinch championships are under way at the queen's club, where british 20—year—old jack draper has a winning start. the long—awaited food strategy for england has been unveiled by the government and promises to boost the amount of home grown produce. the prime minister said the plans will back the uk's farmers and create morejobs, but campaigners say it lacks detail and fails to tackle obesity by leaving out a recommended tax on sugar and salt. our rural affairs correspondent claire marshall has the details. from the farms to the forks of the nation, the grand plan for our food system launched today. the prime minister's strategy? we have an opportunity to eat more of what we grow in this country and produce much more in the uk, so that's why we are supporting great british farming. technology and automation is touted
as the way forward for farming — boosting productivity to better protect the country from global shocks like the war in ukraine. the government says it wants to significantly expand the production of fruit and vegetables, and there will be a consultation on whether the public sector should spend more of its procurement budget on locally grown or higher standard food. this should be music to the ears of organic farmers. on her farm near swindon, helen browning is pioneering a method of grazing cows alongside trees, producing quality food while helping the environment. the national food strategy grand unveiling today, what was your reaction to it? a bit of confusion, really. i don't see anything in the strategy that's going to revolutionise our food system over the next few months and years. and that's what we need. we've got so many people who are struggling to eat well, and we really do need to give them that assistance through schools, through public procurement. this view was echoed
by the lead author of the wide—ranging review into the food system. so ijust think we need to move faster and be more bold, both on the environment and on health. if we want to create a more sustainable food system before it destroys our planet and destroys our health, we need to be bolder. many other campaigners are also asking what happened to the proposed sugar and salt tax, and more free school meals. but after withering criticism of an earlier leaked draft, the national farmers' union is now behind the plans. it's really welcome to see government committing to food production and food security, there is a strong commitment in there to maintain our current levels of self—sufficiency, and to produce more, effectively, of what we're good at, more of our fruit and vegetables, which have been in decline. it may seem peaceful out here, but food production covers so many competing interests, from the environment, to health, to trade, and it does seem that today's paper is a bit of a hazy compromise. claire marshall,
bbc news, wiltshire. tomorrow is the fifth anniversary of the grenfell tower fire in london, in which 72 people died. but around a million people could still be living in blocks of flats with flammable cladding, despite the government and property developers pledging £9 billion to remove similar material from other buildings. judith moritz reports. the grenfell fire costs 72 lives and exposed a cladding scandal which has blighted hundreds of thousands more. theresa may: councils and housing associations - must remove dangerous cladding quickly... boris johnson: leaseholders should not have to worry about the cost - of fixing historic safety defects that they didn't cause... michael gove: we've all got to do better in future to ensure _ that issues of life and death i are never overlooked again... 200 miles north of grenfell, these social housing blocks in salford are still being made safe. work to remove dangerous cladding here started
within a week of the tragedy, but it's yet to be replaced. since the cladding's off, it's gone up to 200... edna crowson lives on the eighth floor and says she can't keep warm in winter. that's why we don't have the heating on. without the cladding, there's lower insulation and higher heating bills. all day cold air, when the wind is blowing, comes all in here. and your heating goes outside. yeah. the heating can't keep up with it. if you're on your own, which a lot are here, and you're only on one pension, you're thinking, "how am i supposed to do this?" i can't feed the meter and put a dinner on the table. the housing association which operates the estate says it's helped residents with the increased costs. five years on from grenfell, the government says its figures show that workers at the started on all local authority and housing association high—rise blocks. but you can see from the experience eithne and her neighbours here in salford how long that process can take, and in much of the private sector, where there are many more buildings,
work is further behind. i live what i would consider to be a privileged lifestyle, and now i find myself in a situation where i'm so utterly impotent. natalie carter lives in east london. the developer which built her block has agreed to pay for re—cladding works. natalie says the ongoing disruption is causing real anguish. i don't think people quite understand the emotional distress of having to live in a building where, at any given point, you feel you could die. there ought to be compensation. it has completely turned my life upside down. 45 developers have recently pledged to pay costs of dangerous cladding than the type used on the grenfell tower, and work to get rid of that is barely under way. judith moritz, bbc news.
a group of famous women have gone to parliament to raise awareness of the lack of support for women facing the menopause. sir rod stewart's wife, penny lancaster, and television presenter lisa snowdon are among those saying women have suffered in silence for too long. the campaigners are calling for better access to treatment along with encouraging workplaces to become menopause—friendly employers. sophie hutchinson reports. a heat that you can never imagine, like a fire was set at your feet, that grew further and further up into your body. your hormones are always fluctuating, so you have this yo—yo effect, cos sometimes you think, "it's gone away, i've got it under control," and then itjust comes back full force. some of the symptoms of the menopause these high—profile women have struggled with. today they took their campaign to parliament. they're calling for better education for health professionals, an end to scaremongering, and more promotion of the benefits
of hormone replacement therapies, or hrt, improved diagnosis and free hrt prescriptions in england to bring it in line with scotland and wales. this is about raising awareness, so women understand, partners understand, employers understand, and, most importantly, the government understand that they have a responsibility to put in procedures to help women to get the treatment and the services they deserve. over 600 organisations have now signed up to have menopause—friendly working environments — supermarkets tesco's and sainsbury�*s, big retailers john lewis and primark, hospitals, schools, universities and high—street banks. and the latest is parliament here. some are trying breathable uniforms, better ventilated rooms, and training for managers. and getting it right can make such a difference. i got the help i needed, and it was like night and day. it was like a switch, like a light—bulb moment, you know? and it turned everything around
and made me feel like i could start all over again now! mps will continue to hear evidence about the menopause through out the summer. their final recommendations will be sent to the government. sophie hutchinson, bbc news. coronavirus lockdowns prompted millions of people to try new hobbies and interests. niall guite is a man who has excelled in sport, representing great britain at the special olympics — the games for people with intellectual disability. but the pandemic led him to discover a whole new talent that has landed him at the prestigious royal academy. our sports correspondent joe wilson explains. for over 250 years, london's royal academy has represented the best of british art. there's been a summer exhibition here since the 1760s. it's where, right now, you'll find niall guite and his mum and two of his stadium pictures. and it looked a beautiful stadium to do
from when i was looking at it and came across it. it's the first chance you've had to see them here today, what do you think of them here? they're both wonderful! it is a real historic moment for people with intellectual disability to have representation like this. it'sjust phenomenal, it'sjust such an old exhibition, with such history, and for niall to be part of that isjust beautiful, actually. niall�*s studio is his sheffield bedroom, where he began his art during lockdown. with great encouragement from grayson perry and support from special olympics, the hobby grew into a website, into now full recognition. you know, any kind of artistic creation is, of course, a gift, a certain talent, and also a certain passion that drives your creativity, and that you find your own voice, find your own mode of expression. and i think he has found his mode of expression, of course very closely related also to his sports career.
niall�*s planning to compete again soon in cycling, but covid has had a huge impact on people with intellectual disability. special olympics is onlyjust now resuming events around britain, with sessions like this one in norfolk. the joy of sport is irreplaceable. but in this famous gallery, niall guite's pictures stand as a testament to pandemic innovation and barriers to be broken. joe wilson, bbc news, the royal academy. for the last time in the studio, here is matt taylor. oh, the suspense! there is some summer heat on the way, not for everyone, but humidity will also be building across the country, peaking around friday. that heat is currently across spain and portugal, 44 degrees here, and that is how it compares with the norm,
well above average, notice how they creep northwards, and the uk will see temperatures above average by about 10 degrees by friday. 31 degrees across parts of the midlands, east anglia, the southeast, scotland and ireland always a bit cooler because through out this week, like tonight, weather fronts very close by, bringing cloud and rain at times. but it does mean tonight, these are where the mildest conditions will be, still a few spots of rain, isolated showers, mostly fading away. clearest skies across central and western england and wales, quite a fresh night, cooler than last night, down to four or 5 degrees. but here a good deal of sunshine to start with, sunny spells for much of the country, always more cloud in scotland and northern ireland tomorrow, the bulk of the showers across the highlands and islands, still quite breezy through the day, temperatures in the