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Coming up on the News Boris the Johnsons Conservative Party loses its majority in parliament. UK currency volatile as investors try to gauge Brexit exit risks and cancer is now the biggest middle aged killer in rich nations. It's Tuesday September three three. I'm Anthony Davis British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and suffered key defections from his party today losing a working majority in parliament and weakening his position as he tried to prevent him piece from blocking his brexit plans plans claiming that rebels would diminishing his chances of negotiating a deal with the EU on the day of high drama in the House of Commons politicians return from the summer break to confront Johnson over his insistence that the UK leave the e U on October thirty first even without withdrawal agreement to cushion the economic blow many shouted resign. Johnson's tenuous position became clear even as he spoke in parliament for the first time since it reconvened gened Philip Liam P rose from his chair on the conservative benches and sat down with a Liberal Democrats defection that meant Johnson lost his slim working majority of one that makes Johnson vulnerable should. MP's opt to try to oust him in a vote of no confidence and will complicate the passage of legislation. Leah today to other prominent conservative signalled their intention not to seek reelection rather than bend to Johnson's will all former cabinet minister justine greening and former Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt also signalled their intentions to stand down Jeremy. I mean Coleman leader of the main opposition. Labor party lambasted the weekends Johnson accusing him of riding roughshod over the constitution in order to crash Britain out of the EU without a deal widely considered to be Johnson's preferred outcome changing the government would not be simple a no confidence vote would would spark a fourteen day period in which Johnson could try to overturn the result. If he failed there would be a general election The pounds today touched its lowest level against the dollar since one thousand nine hundred eighty five as international investors fret over a political showdown over brexit this week the British currency fellas low as one dollar and nineteen cents down almost ascent on the day before aw recovering somewhat to one dollars twenty the pound has become the main indicator of international investors confidence in Britain's economy. It's effectively makes British people poorer as they can spend less on travel and foreign goods which become pricier but it also helps British exporters as well as the many multinationals nationals that are based in the country but most of them money in other countries and currencies oil companies like Shell and BP make them money in Dulles around the world converting that back two pounds when they report earnings so the pounds drop is generally a boost to them. That's why the main stock index the footsie one hundred and has actually held up well in the face of the brexit chaos while the pound is down almost seven percent this year the stock index is up eight percent stocks focused based on Britton's own economy however fared more poorly leaving the European Union without a trade deal would cost Britain at least sixteen billion dollars in in lost eighty you sales and probably far more after accounting for indirect effects and other markets. This represents an approximate seven percent loss of overall. UK UK exports to the EU that would include five billion dollars in motor vehicle exports two billion dollars in animal products and a further two billion in in apparel and textiles cancer now causes more deaths among the middle middle aged in higher income countries than cardiovascular disease study suggests globally heart problems and stroke is the leading cause of death at this age but the researchers say people in rich nations a two and a half times more likely to die of cancer than cardiovascular disease in the middle years is in poorer nations. The reverse is true with cardiovascular disease three times more likely to claim the lives. The study published in the Lancet is he's drawn from a global research program following the lives of thousands of people from across twenty. One countries research is led by a team from Canada's McMaster university looked at the fate of one hundred sixty thousand people enrolled in the program between two thousand five and two thousand sixteen cardiovascular disease caused more within forty percent of deaths in middle and low income countries but less than a quarter in high income countries. The researchers say this could be because rich countries trees provide more medication and treat more people in hospital. You can subscribe hi to the news with your favorite podcast APP or ask. Your Smart Speaker to play the news with Anthony Davis podcast leave us a review on I tunes and follow us on twitter attack. At the news underscore podcast for daily updates. The news is an independent production covering politics inequality health and climate delivering honest verified and truthful World News daily.