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this is bbc news. i'm rebecca jones. the headlines at 11: with six months to go until brexit, the prime minister insists the only alternative to her plan is to leave the eu with no deal. we will get a good deal. we will bring that back from the eu negotiations and put that parliament. i think that the alternative to that will be not having a deal. the international monetary fund warns that a "no—deal" brexit on world trade organization terms would entail "substa ntial costs" for the uk economy. and in other news this hour: a race against time, as rescuers in the philippines dig through mud to try to find dozens buried by a landslide, after typhoon mangkhut battered the country. details emerge of how the mp tobias ellwood battled to save police officer keith palmer, who was stabbed to death in the attack. and at quarter past eleven
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we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers christopher hope, chief political correspondent at the telegraph, and miranda green, deputy comment editor at the financial times. stay with us for that. good evening and welcome to bbc news. with just over 6 months to go before the uk is due to leave the european union, the prime minister has declared that mps will be presented with a choice between her proposed brexit deal or no deal at all. theresa may spoke to bbc panorama this evening, prompting her critics to speak out again, with the former foreign secretary, borisjohnosn, renewing his attack on the deal agreed at chequers this summer, saying parts of it were a "constitutional abomination", as our political editor laura kuenssberg reports. it seems rather menacing somehow.
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i think that's the idea, to put pressure on the contestant. mr and mrs may might have sympathy for quiz contestants, but how much understanding can she expect as she approaches a defining few months? determined to persuade us the deal she hopes to forge with the european union is the obvious choice. they have mixtures of questions. i believe we'll get a good deal, we'll bring that back from the european... from the eu negotiations and put that to parliament. i think that the alternative to that would be not having a deal, because i don't think there will be... a, i don't think the negotiations would have that deal, and, b, we're leaving on the 29th of march 2019. it was in the grandeur of her country home, chequers, that she signed the cabinet up to her plan for negotiation — a compromise that's anything but comfortable for many tories,
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where parts of the economy would stay closely tied to the european union. the claim, that it's her way or no way, roundly rejected by some brexiteers. their cheerleader in chief, who quit over the plan, will not go quietly. much of the point of brexit is nullified. you know, you're not really achieving... you're not really fulfilling the mandate of the people, and you're not really coming out of the eu. and that's. .. that would be a real, realshame, and i thinka bit of a political disaster. they‘ re empty now, but when the green benches fill, after the party conferences, mps face the most important set of decisions in many years. those who fought to have a say over the brexit deal believe it can't
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just be a simple choice. i do not see the choices as necessarily binary, as she has made out. there are alternative options to just crashing out with no deal in those circumstances. one thing i'm absolutely determined to ensure as a politician is that we don't crash out with no deal. neither the labour party, nor the snp, nor the lib dems are likely to approve, so the numbers will be tight. if the vote fails, the public might have another say. there is a growing demand that we have a people's vote on the outcome. in other words, we take the government's proposals, whatever they are, and we choose that, or we stay within the european union. number ten used to say no deal is better than a bad one, but now the prime minister almost seems to be saying any deal is better than none. but that's even before the almost inevitable further compromise with the eu. there's just no way theresa may can actually be sure of getting mps in line. the first task, though — a lot more of this grip and grin. before parliament, she must get the maltese leader
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and 26 others on her side. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, westminster. as the prime minister outlined her stark choice for mps her colleague, the chancellor, philip hammond, was warning that leaving the eu without a deal would cause economic damage and jeopardise what he called the progress of the past decade since the financial crash. he was responding to a report by the international monetary fund, which said that any kind of brexit would incur a cost, but that a no—deal brexit would be much worse, as our economics editor, kamal ahmed reports. it is coming towards us at pace — brexit day. so much still to do, a daunting prospect, the imf said, as they arrived from america for the annual analysis of the uk economy. christine lagarde said it was time for wise heads to get a deal done. overcoming differences, reaching agreement, and closing a deal with the eu will be critical to avoid a no—deal brexit, which would impose a very large cost on the uk economy. madame lagarde, if there is a deal,
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maybe based around the chequers plan, would that see an immediate boost to the uk economy because there would be a releasing of pent—up demand? any deal, um... will not be as good as the smooth process under which goods, services, people and capital move around between the eu and the uk, without barriers, without, you know, impediments and particular obstacles. alongside, the chancellor, in almost full agreement. we must heed the clear warnings of the imf and others of the significant cost that not reaching a deal with the eu will have for british jobs and british prosperity. today, jaguar land rover said it
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would go to a three—day week because of headwinds affecting the car industry, days after its chief executive warned a no—deal brexit would be horrifying. the imf said a weaker pound had helped exports, and the governor of the bank of england has argued a close deal could see an economic boost. i was here for the 2017 imf report on the uk economy, and certainly this year much more concern about the possible costs of brexit. in 2017, the imf was welcoming progress on those brexit negotiations. this year, real worry that the no—deal option is even on the table. six months to go, and the uk still has a lot of brexit homework to do, the imf said — no sign, as far as that economic body is concerned, of as yet any brexit dividend. kamal ahmed, bbc news. a conservative mp tobias ellwood has told the inquests into the victims
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of the westminster bridge attack how he fought to save the life of pc keith palmer, who had been stabbed outside parliament. the officer and four other people who were run over by khalid masood died after the attack in march last year. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford reports. the photographs of the minister, tobias ellwood, helping in the desperate efforts to save pc keith palmer's life became some of the defining images of last year's westminster attack. today he arrived at pc palmer's inquest to give his official account of that traumatic day. he described the panic inside parliament, with people shouting "go back" as he went forward, and how he walked past a line of armed police officers pointing their guns to go and help their unarmed colleague who had been
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stabbed by khalid masood. when he got there, he found pc palmer with, among other injuries, a serious knife wound under his left arm pit. "he had lost a lot of blood and he was unconscious," tobias ellwood told the court. "i checked for a pulse. there was a pulse." the minister described how he tried to stem the bleeding but pc palmer's heart soon stopped, so they started cpr. at one point he was close to tears in court, saying, "forgive me, it's sometimes easier to do the helping than to talk about it afterwards." when a doctor arrived on the airambulance, there still seemed to be a chance, but even surgery on the spot could not save the police officer and he died. the doctor moved on to help other patients, leaving the minister and one other person behind. "we both tidied up the body as best we could," tobias ellwood said. "closed the eyes and i said i'm sorry." this afternoon the inquest started at looking at where the armed
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officers who were on duty were when khalid masood burst through the then open gates to parliament and stabbed pc keith palmer. his family wept as the court watched cctv footage clearly showing two armed officers here at the gate at a quarter to two, but then patrolling elsewhere until after the attack almost an hour later. pc palmer's family then heard one of those armed officers, lee ashby, say that on wednesdays they were encouraged to patrol near where ministers are dropped off in their cars for prime minister's questions, rather than by the open gates of parliament where pc palmer was left undefended. he said he'd not agreed with those instructions. daniel stanford, bbc news, at the old bailey. 29 people, mostly miners and their families, are still missing after a landslide buried their shelter in the northern phillippines during a typhoon. some bodies have already been retrieved from the mud in the town of itogon,
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but experts on the ground say there is no hope of finding any others alive. the storm is now weakening across southern china, as our correspondent jonathan head reports. in the end, it wasn't the wind, but the rain that was the real killer. that huge brown gash in the mountain is where an entire waterlogged hillside slid down and buried a building where dozens of miners had taken shelter from the typhoon. for two days, rescuers have battled to find survivors, clambering over the treacherous mud. they have been unable to bring up heavier excavation equipment because of the damaged roads. so far, only bodies have been recovered. dozens more are believed to be trapped under the mud. they aren't sure exactly how many. relatives have come up to wait for news, clinging to the hope that there may yet be survivors. translation: this is the first time i've seen a landslide this massive. almost everyone here is affected.
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even the miners are helping the rescuers, the police, everyone is giving their best. small—scale illegal mining is a long—standing problem in the philippines, where poverty is high and jobs are scarce. president duterte has now vowed to stamp it out, but such promises have been made before by filipino leaders to little effect. further north, in areas which bore the brunt of the storm, they are starting to count the cost. in places, it has been very high, not so much in lives lost, but in damage to homes, crops and infrastructure. the lessons learned from previous typhoons have certainly cut the death toll in this one. filipinos now know to heed official advice to evacuate their homes when a storm is on the way, but the tragedy of the buried miners underlines just how vulnerable this country is to natural disasters. its eroded and deforested hillsides are all too prone to collapse under
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the weight of heavy rainfall, and they get that all the time during the typhoon season. jonathan head, bbc news, northern philippines. the headlines on bbc news: her way or no way: theresa may says mps will have to choose between her approach to brexit and leaving the european union without a deal. but her most outspoken critic, borisjohnson, says the chequers plan would not fulfil the will of the people, calling it a political disaster. the international monetary fund warns that a no—deal brexit on world trade organization terms would entail substantial costs for the uk economy. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be
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bringing us tomorrow. with me are christopher hope and miranda green. welcome. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the guardian claims diplomats in brussels have privately warned theresa may that she still needs to make a significant shift on her red lines for a deal with the eu to be possible, especially on the irish border question. meanwhile, the financial times leads with chancellor philip hammond's decision to back the imf warning that there will be ‘substantial‘ costs to the uk if it leaves the eu with no deal. the times writes that midwives are calling for pregnant women to be given official targets for how much weight they can gain during pregnancy, amid rising rates of obesity and concern of the impact on unborn children. 12 million people in britain have experienced harmful content or conduct on social media or the internet says
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the daily telegraph, citing research by the broadcasting watchdog ofcom. severe weather and new timetables mean we've had the worst train delays for 12 years, says the metro. new figures revealed by the office of rail and road show that one in seven trains was late in the year to august, the worst on record since february 2006. the i also carries the story, saying that despite the delays, fares rose by more than 50% in the same period. a wide variety of front pages. but
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let's be honoured, brexit is never far away. the darkest hour for the government's brexit stance. we call it squeaky bum time in football and it squeaky bum time in football and it is definitely squeaky bum time for brexit. a big meeting next month, and it's all signed off then and it is the beginning of the 10— week, 12— week brexit period. hopefully we will get to a deal that eve ryo ne hopefully we will get to a deal that everyone is happy with. the guardian piece here is quoting eu officials
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warning britain will have to experience its darkest hour using a churchill film and he is often invoked in brexit. that comes as pristine lagarde has been here for a few weeks waiting at the health of britain. —— christine. she is concerned about a hard brexit as well. we are getting quite near, when it all matters. we are, and it's quite interesting because the guardian have picked up some minutes of the meeting that occurred between the deputy of the chief eu negotiator, michelle barnier, talking to ambassadors across the eu, witha talking to ambassadors across the eu, with a tone of voice that is saying, it is coming to crunch time and it's for uk to look into the abyss of what it would mean to have deal brexit and then make extra compromises. as we come to this
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difficult moment, where we've got to have some sort of clarity about what the destination is going to be, this is eu nations saying, the pressure should be on britain to compromise. that might not turn out to be what happens in the end but with the eu, if there is a deal, it tends to be right at the last moment. it's normally a fight that somebody will have to give ground. this country has been publishing no deal papers warning of the impact on our economy, more coming this week and next week, more than 80 in total and what they mean is, you know what's going to happen with no deal, they are almost bring it back onto britain, the warnings about an ideal and that is why the no deal focuses on britain rather than the eu which loses more than that and we might on trade. i thought the mood music from barnier had been a bit more
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considerate to the uk? words, but certainly what is number two is so sold part of getting a deal that suits both sides. more brexit in the times. we won't let may‘s successor dick apart the brexit deal. miranda, this is to do with michael gove's suggestion that a future prime minister could perhaps alter our relationship agreed between britain and the uk somewhere down the line. that's right. for some months, apparently, michael gove had been saying to his fellow brexit supporters, we can go along with this because afterwards, we can make brexit truly what we wanted to be which is a much more distant relationship with the eu. on sunday, he said this publicly, brexit can be what we wanted to be further down the wind. and this is the eu saying,
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absolutely not. and there is a suggestion in here that whatever sort of verbal deal the so—called solemn declaration that is made by out solemn declaration that is made by our future relationship between barnier and the current government, should find a future uk prime minister, should find a future uk government. so that is the kibosh on a bit on michael gove's idea. only a bit. would it, because it says in the story because britain has an unwritten constitution, we might be a will to do what we want. to quote, we, the eu, will need incredible political promises from the uk. they are political so they can be changed by new government. that is michael gove's position, get out now on these terms, they are not great, but we can make it harder afterwards.
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these terms, they are not great, but we can make it harder afterwardsm draws attention to the fact we are focused on, can they get to the withdrawal deal done, or our exit plan, will it get passed by the house of commons, and that is up in the air anyway. the crucial thing is, where are we going with this relationship? it was not on the ballot paper of the referendum. relationship? it was not on the ballot paper of the referendumm means brexit won't stop in march. we will be talking about this for some time. we will grow older, retired from the papers and be asking if we can remove ourselves from bits of brussels rule. or rejoin, when we realise we shouldn't have left. no comment on that. the telegraph, your paper, chris. one in five britons harmed by internet. how have they been harmed and who is saying this?
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the chief executive of common, which regulates the media, bbc, itv, channel 4. —— tom. —— ofcom. the internet, were a lot of people watch tv at the moment. they want more power. this is looking at all content, all platforms in the uk. if you got children like us, they watch tv on hand—held devices and they watch on the itv hub or channel 4, you wouldn't know and they do this and that part that is regulated and it is looked after and it's all knew and approved the other isn't a concern is what are they watching? it's up to parents at the end of the day, what do they teach children. there is a regulator saying, given
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the risk to children, how can i help? one of her figures that she gives out is four in five people are concerned about going on line because of the various sources of harm, illegal, dangerous, misleading or inappropriate content, concerns about hacking or courtesy soap is a considerable problem put like that if four out of five people are worried about exposure on line but this sort of proposal to regulate the internet, it comes up against the internet, it comes up against the ideals of what the inch and match —— the ideals of what the inch and match — — the the ideals of what the inch and match —— the internet should be there for and comes up against our british traditions of free speech so you have to decide, is it broadcasting? or is it more like the press, and you are going to decide to come down on the side of free speech? indeed. and your videos are not regulated? no, but yes, it
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changes so much. it's so much more than that. it's how does the regulation respond to that? let's move on to the liberal democrats because conference season is upon us, the conference in brighton. it is interesting, we haven't got a picture on the front page of the guardian of sir vince cable, the leader, but somebody saying they don't want to be the leader, jean miller. she was the big—name celebrity speaker. at the libdems. it sort of speaks to the fact that this cable believes the libdems need a big shakeup. he wants people to be able to vote the next leader voting jeremy corbyn. he also thinks the
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leader could be somebody outside politics. it's an attempt to move forward and inject some life into a fairly moribund party that scott quite stark. interestingly, inside the guardian, when you go from that picture ofjean the guardian, when you go from that picture of jean miller looking glamorous should and fresh on the front, you get the libdems arguing over what the coalition has done to them. ——jean over what the coalition has done to them. —— jean miller. yesterday, jo swinson, the deputy leader, said we had to admit mistakes. the bedroom tax. today, you have nick clegg saying, this is insane, we need to be proud of what we did in coalition, you can't be self flagellating if you want to attract vote rs flagellating if you want to attract voters is on the one hand, vince is trying to say, let's propel our party into the future with a fresh look, wish people, fresh supporters. there are 100,000 members, that's not bad, but what you going to do with it? you have everybody inside
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the hall arguing over the legacy of the hall arguing over the legacy of the coalition. at least it's something of substance, i would say. why aren't you there? we went to express the joy. why aren't you there? we went to express thejoy. normally, this is the day that vince cable speaks. he is not mentioned at all in this article. it's all about the government three years ago. jean miller says, and we would stop saying this, stop saying, stop brexit. it doesn't explain why she thinks it's not helpful to say stop brexit. interesting that that is her and she is great campaigner. she says, no, ican‘t and she is great campaigner. she says, no, i can't be leader of your party but good luck being the third party but good luck being the third party in british politics. should we end on a high? coke buys up canada's street. they are considering developing a range of marijuana infused drinks. —— cannabis.
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developing a range of marijuana infused drinks. -- cannabis. they are going to infuse coca—cola with cannabis. in some states in america, cannabis. in some states in america, cannabis is legal. whether this is a brexit dividend, finding out whether the eu might ban this but after brexit, that is all have a drink, what do you think? it's interesting and several of the papers have gone big on it. one of the most famous brands in the world is realising it needs to diversify because people don't want to drink coca—cola but much any more because it's not that could view, there is obesity epidemic so they announced that they are going to buy the costa coffee change. coca—cola was originally marketed as a medicinal drink because that's what they thought and
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this would be marketed as a functional wellness beverage but if you think of the pain problem, the opioid crisis, people addicted to painkillers, they see a huge market. we have to leave it there. don't forget you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc news website. it's all there for you — 7 days a week at and if you miss the programme any evening, you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. thank you christopher and miranda. goodbye. hello. over the next few days, the jet will target the uk with several areas of low pressure, strengthening winds, the first of the blow of the autumn season. he was the first low pressure coming in, the remnants of that hurricane helene so store
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helene will come into the england and wales and gales affecting the coasts and western england. —— storm. the next few days will offload gales, strong and disruptive winds and an impact on travel, keep an update on the situation near you with your bbc local radio. this is tuesday's warning area from the met office, yellow, possible disruption, 50-60 office, yellow, possible disruption, 50—60 miles per hour and exposure towards western coasts and hills but england and wales, gusts of 42, 50 miles per hour. the wind picks up later in the day, it's not too bad here that we see some outbreaks of rain clearing northwards during the morning and into the afternoon, many places will be drier, a few showers around. another area of showers paring down of the northern ireland. there is warmth in this flow of air from the south—west, particularly in eastern parts of england or we could
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see 2a, 20 five celsius across the uk, high teens and low 20s. gusty winds, rumbles of thunder tuesday and wednesday. not much rain the further south you are. some heavy downpours into scotland, the wind picking up into northern ireland. double figures again as wednesday begins. wednesday shaping up, the second area of low pressure coming in. it looks as if this will produce even stronger winds. the strongest gusts of 50, 60 miles per hour but it's the west of scotland where we might see in excess of 70 an hour. england and wales, some showery rain starting from the west.


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