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Boris Johnson promises to heal divide over Brexit
"House Britain has moved closer to leaving the European Union parliament gave preliminary approval by a vote of three fifty eight to thirty four I minister Boris Johnsons brexit built BBC correspondent Norman Smith files this report hours Johnson said she believed brexit could free the U. K. to strike its own trade deals on to play a pioneering role in the fourth industrial revolution view flatly rejected by the labour leader Jeremy Corbyn Boris Johnsons hope that MPs might now unites behind breaks it is almost certainly wishful thinking but with a divided and disorientated opposition and a commanding majority it would seem he has little to fear from parliament Johnson's commanding conservative majority in parliament means brexit is almost certain to become law in
UK says chances of Brexit deal slim; EU chides 'blame game'
"The British government still hoping to strike a break to deal with the European Union despite mounting gloom on both sides of the channel about the prospects for success the BBC's Norman Smith has a view from Downing Street the series of texts from an unnamed number ten souls suggest the government is now preparing for the like a break down of the brexit talks under bruising blame game they warned that in the event of no agreement the government believes there are numerous ways in which it could seek to frustrate further delay and hence the U. K. might seek to disrupt the working of the E. U. we obviously want give any undertakings about cooperative behavior says the source everything to do with G. G. a sincere cooperation will be in the toilet rob minister Boris Johnson is at an end of the month deadline for the B. U. K. to exit the
Northern Ireland, EU and British Government discussed on BBC World Service
"Theresa may Norman Smith has the details. Government sources say the EU have returned to their initial insistence the tin suction eventuality, there should be a final fullback position which would see Northern Ireland staying inside the us customs union single-market separate from the rest of the U K a position MRs may has already described as unacceptable to any British Prime minister, and which breaks tears were said would amount to the annexation of Northern Ireland. It's understood the EU believe such an options should be kept on the table in the event that the British government's. Proposal for a
"norman smith" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"With Michelle Hussein and. Martha Kearney and now some read the news from, Chris Eldridge the, labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to face calls from some of his own MP's to toughen the party's rules. On antisemitism the been complaints that a new code of conduct agreed by the party's national. Executive committee last week does not go. Far enough the parliamentary labour party will meet later to consider adopting the international holocaust. Remembrance alliances definition, of antisemitism Theresa May will chair a final meeting of her cabinet before parliament's summer break in the northeast. Of England ministers then set to embark on a tour of Europe to win support for her. Brexit plan this is Is due to meet the Austrian chancellor and the check and Estonian Prime ministers later. This week Canadian police have said. A young woman has been killed in a shooting. In Toronto thirteen other people have been wounded the police chief said the gunman had also died. The motive for the shooting is not yet known a former senior bodyguard to the French president Emmanuel Macron, has been charged in connection with an attack on, a demonstrator during May Day protests in Paris Alexandra Benedetta was sax. Last week after video emerged which showed him beating up a man or wearing a police helmet an armband The government has been accused of. Allowing waste sent abroad to be recycled to end up in landfill sites the national audit office has said, there are inadequate checks to ensure the packaging is, ending up where it should ministers have said they intend to overhaul, the system Faultless Bank is to double its workforce in Scotland with the creation of an office development in. Glasgow the new project will bring in another two and a half thousand employees some of the rose will be new and some staff will be relocated from London A drug that can treat and cure the recurring form, of malaria has been approved by regulators in the United States to. A Quinn is made by GlaxoSmithKline it's, the first treatment for vivax malaria for sixty years the time is twenty six. Minutes to seven cabinet charm offensive across. European capitals begins today with ministers undertaking visits aimed at selling the prime minister's checkers plan for Brexit Norman Smith is, our assistant political editor and this is going ahead, despite a turbulent week Norman and all the criticism the checkers plan is had at home the aim being to sell the plan to you leaders to argue the case that it's a pragmatic resolution to Brexit which will benefit businesses and consumers in other countries and therefore it's in the interests of. National self-interest of these e you leaders to look at it seriously and. It is hoped to put the pressure, on the European Commission to adopt two more Comma dating, response to the UK's proposals on the grounds that the European Commission. Tends to see itself as a sort, of logical center of the European Union and is very reluctant to compromise or. Give any ground which might in any. Way we can the call rules of the EU so the hope is that this sort of charm offensive with ministers, going hither and the round your RAV light space, we used to do on those interrail passes but they're going all over the place over the next month or so in the hope that that just might get the European Commission to respond more Positively more constructively more flexibly albeit so far there's been little sign that other EU countries have been willing to really put the pressure on the European Commission and they've been happy for them to lead in. The negotiation indeed I mean this is this is all been attempted, before I, suppose what's different this time is that. Time is tighter and that you know three, months early October summit I think that's true the hope is that the pressure of events will now force you leaders and the EU commission to engage I, guess the problem is they, will almost certainly come, back with their own proposals their own ideas. Their, own demands and there is where the real difficulties return here at, Westminster because one of the truce, it seemed to me to, emerge from last..
"norman smith" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"To justine greening tampa seven norman smith thanks it's twenty two minutes to seven nine spare thought this morning for the many people who have to rely on gouveia thameslink trains to get to work they're bringing in yet another new timetable had been endo is standing outside london bridge station that i imagine looking at some pretty gloomy faces ben yes good morning john well it's of course only really the start of the morning rush right now still a long way to go but what i would say is that while there was one cancellation this morning train from here to horsham that should have left at six o'clock but didn't beyond that looking ahead and looking at the timetable services it does seem that most are happening and i think that many of the commuters who have been getting increasingly frustrated i think with a terrible level of service since the introduction of the first revised timetable on may the twentieth will possibly be breathing a bit of a sigh of relief all right so this is not one of those things that they've had to do out of sheer desperation it might make sense well i think they've had to do it out of desperation when they introduced the first new timetable back in may that i mentioned i don't think that they expected it to be quite so chaotic and quite have quite so many problems there were a few red flags raising the the immediate days in the runup to it but they regard and it just was a complete mess there with trains being cancelled left right and center people being left having to either get up to an hour or two an earlier in the morning just to be sure of reaching work on time and then not getting home until much later and irrespective of how much compensation they might get of course that was costing them very valuable time with their families and so on but at the moment this morning and it is incredibly early days the trains do seem to be running the company said that the new timetable this is the third iteration of it i should say is giving priority to peak time trains and is aiming to reduce gaps and the number of cancellations and so far very early days but there have been fewer cancellations that in previous wins they must be praying headquarters that it works because it is pretty much their last chance with autism well it's not good i mean they're chief executive charles houghton resigned a couple of weeks ago over this affair transport secretary has been very critical of the train companies in the way this was implemented network rail for not getting computer systems and new signalling systems ready in time the company's not getting enough drivers trained up all sorts of reasons of come together to create what i suppose you might call a perfect storm of traveling problems passages and yes they will be hoping that they can get it right into the third time's a charm thank spent time is twenty two seven environment secretary michael grove has promised recently tougher protection for national parks and yet.
"norman smith" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"The patriot fm one zero one point five am fourteen hundred detroit the salem media group on the nasdaq as sa l am eight o'clock thomason terrorism president trump now in the uk says that's one of the issues he is disgusted a meeting with british prime minister theresa may's credible things being done trump says the us uk relationship remains strong although in an earlier media interview the president slammed may for the way that she has handled brexit bbc's norman smith says those remarks could seriously hinder as attempts to hold her conservative party together on brexit echoes precisely the arguments have mrs may's brexit critiques suggesting that she's going the wrong way about the negotiations that's not how to do a deal he says i've spoken to her about it and deals it take this long never good deals and thousands of antitrump protesters have now gathered in central london peter struck former fbi counter intelligence agent who sat antitrump text messages says his personal opinions never influenced his work as proved struck said he was one of a very few people that had information on russian meddling in the election this information had the potential to derail and quite possibly defeat mr trump the thought of expressing that or exposing that information never crossed my mind oversight chairman trae couty accusing.
U.K.'s senior official in charge of Brexit resigns
"Bbc radio four john humphreys nick robinson and kathy clugston who has a summary of the news the brexit secretary david davis has resigned from the government in a letter to theresa may he sent her plan for the future relationship with the eu meant it looked less and less likely that the uk would leave the customs union and the single market mr davis said the proposals agreed by the cabinet checkers on friday would make control by parliament illusory and hand power over large swathes of the economy to brussels in response the prime minister said she did not agree with his characterization the junior brexit minister steve baker has also quit jacob reese mark who leads the european research group of brexit supporting tori mp's said the resignation should force mrs may to reconsider her approach a murder inquiry has been launched in wiltshire following the death of a woman exposed to a nerve agent don starches was forty four fell ill last weekend just a few from where the former russian agents had against paul and his daughter poisoned in march her partner who was also exposed to novi chalk remains in a critical condition rescue teams are thought to have resumed their attempts to bring out the nine remaining members of a youth football team trapped in a flooded cave in thailand four were brought to safety yesterday and are said to be in good health the group have been trapped deep underground for more than two weeks officials in japan say one hundred people are known to have died after days of torrential rain caused by flooding and landslides many others are still missing two million people have been ordered to evacuate homebuilders and england may have to include electric car charging points in their designs under proposals being put forward to reduce emissions from road traffic the government is launching a consultation which will also propose that charging points are fitted to new lamp posts and at new office blocks across the uk prince louis the youngest child of the duke and duchess of cambridge is to be christened today he'll be baptized at the chapel royal at saint james's palace the time is now twenty five to seven david davis has dropped a bomb shell and the howard her boss eleven lost ninety announced he'd resigned as brexit secretary norman smith is our assistant political editor and ob so it coming normal well it's certainly taken most of westminster by surprise but reading david davis's resignation letter you slightly wondering why he didn't go sooner because he lists a long line of things he's been unhappy about clearly for some time he accuses mrs may of as he puts it progressively diluting some of the brexit objectives around giving the uk the freedom to diverge he's unhappy at the sequencing of the talks discussing the divorce arrangements before the trade deal he's unhappy at the arrangements or northern ireland he's unhappy at the handling of the brexit white paper clearly he feels that's been taken out of his control but it's checkers which seems to have crystallized all his grievances in particular this idea of signing up to the eu rulebook which he says will make supposed control by parliament illusory and he appears to be questioning whether on the current trajectory it will be possible to deliver on the referendum and on the pledges to leave the customs union and a single market and he sounds a warning that having made those sort of concessions that are contained in checkers dangers is brussels simply asks for more and he says let me just quote you hear the general direction of policy will leave us in at best a week negotiating position and possibly an inescapable one now when you put all that together you're thinking cranky how did he stay in so long i mean the view from number ten is that it is primarily a difference of tactics i would suggest it looks a lot more profound than that but the reaction of tim i think is to hope that the sort of waters close over that this is if you like a forty eight hour hiatus and then life moves on certainly there's no sign that mrs may is going to rewrite checkers their view is that reality is now kicking in jobs businesses at risk we have to move quickly in these negotiations and this package though difficult to sell can be sold so there's no sign that mrs maes going to back off from the checkers deal unless of course others pile in what is boris johnson likely to do how's he going to.
Martha Kearney, Michelle Hussein and Bbc discussed on Today
"Listening to today on bbc radio four with martha kearney and michelle hussein and now some reason us from charles carroll a committee of peace has said that britain should significantly increase its defense spending if it's to maintain influence with the united states and its nato allies the commons defense committee said billions of pounds more was needed to improve readiness and counter possible russian threats this report comes as the defense secretary gavin williamson appears to be in a battle with the treasury for extra money for the armed forces new figures show that investments in britain's car industry has fallen by half in the past year the society of motor manufacturers and traders said it went from six hundred and forty seven million pounds in the first half of twenty seventeen to three hundred and forty seven million in the same period this year and it warned that uncertainty about brexit was damaging the industry mp's have approved plans to build a third runway at london's heathrow airport the government security majority of nearly three hundred with many labour mps voting in favor of the multibillionpound project the vote was attacked by environmental activists who staged a protest in parliament central lobby president trump has criticized the american motorcycle maker holly davidson for its decision to move some of its production outside the united states the company says it's trying to avoid retaliation by the eu against new american import duties mr trump tweeted that he was surprised that harley davidson of all companies was the first to wave the white flag britain will seek new palace today for chemical weapons inspectors to say who was responsible for nerve agent attacks in syria the foreign secretary boris johnson will use a special meeting in the hague to table the proposals which are opposed by russia and the burmese army says that it sacked the general who led the campaign which forced seven hundred thousand range of people to flee myanmar last year in a facebook post the army said that major general mum also hurt lost his job for showing weakness in the face of ranger militant attacks on the police force he's one of seven security officials who've had e you sanctions imposed against them the time is now twenty seven minutes to seven i the nhs now defense the military has become a significant new spending debate with a committee of mp's cooling for the government to put billions more towards it norman smith our assistant political editor is on the line how big an issue might defense now become norman well the defence select committee or calling for a really huge increase in defense spending ineffective fifty percent increase in the ammo d budget taking it from the current two percent of gdp year to three percent noncash terms what that would mean is a cash injection of between sixteen to twenty billion a year that is compatible with the level of cash boost that mrs may has just unveiled for the nhs and that they say is needed to make good a deficit in defense spending to end what they regard as the attrition in our military capability but also to meet new and emerging defense threats in particular they say from russian submarine activity in the north atlantic but also because of the change political circumstance with president trump now much more resistant to us tax payers in effect bailing out nato they say snob ligation on countries like britain to take a leadership role in nato and paying in more but also there is a a brexit factor of you like a need for britain to show it can punch its weight in the world and to have more of a defense if it still have a say with countries like america and yet we already have the biggest defense budgets in europe and that's why i suspect it's going to be very hard to get that sort of commitment out of the chancellor because as i say we already have that twenty billion extra for the nhl we don't really know where the money's going to come from beyond the suggestion that a significant amount will come from taxes there is already a potential revolt building up on the tory side against tax increases jacob reesmogg smoke saying the idea that were easy tax rises was for the birds and suggesting there should be no tax rises in the budget we know saudi javid to is pressing for more money for the police we've got the end of the public sector pay cut and jeremy homes to unveil his plans for social care in.
"norman smith" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"Share information with local authorities and that will be a two way process said so this is decalcified then essentially they know things about someone the person can't be charged with any offence they say to the local council where the person lives we think this about them what does what does the council and do that information well in response the kelso might then keep an eye on that person anything not say anything about happens so that might lead them to becoming radicalized or leave them more vulnerable to overtures by terrorist groups then they report back to him i five at that incident has happened so it's information sharing between five and local authorities that's quite controversial some of the questions that might arise from that is just how declassified will this information be what about the people in local authorities who are looking at this information will they have to be vetted so the same standards is the security services for example meanwhile the guardian telling us this morning that they've done analysis of the figures in the roof lot of people being about to be being let out of jail who've been convicted and now serve their sentences for relatively minor terrorism offenses the the the the job of work that the thirties all of them have to do only growing the numbers are quite staggering the ho secretary has previously announced that there is going to be more funding for more people to work within the security services more people being recruited but the numbers of people who they have to keep an eye on a huge as well they're at twenty thousand people on the books so to speak of the security services the security and intelligence agencies fold twenty five islamists plot since two thousand thirteen and there are currently five hundred live operations at any time so the numbers are quite staggering and they could well grow matters thank you very much five to seven it's been denounced as the latest manifestation or project fear vibe it is an official prediction that failure to get a brexit deal would lead to food fuel and medicine shortages within weeks norman smith is our assistant political editor story was in the sunday times and the speed with which government and brexit is poor your this is quite extraordinary.
"norman smith" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"Right to the phones i wanna get to everybody norman norman you're on news radio kk ob with eric strauss yes i'm i'm named after my uncle who was a tail gunner and in one of those big bombers you know and and the life expectancy of those guys in combat was like thirty seconds yeah right and he was he was shot down over germany was his name we picked norman smith norman smith and give me a minute here i have a family patron my grandparents see what how of the courthouse my grandpa was just wearing my uncle's medals and my grandmother who wasn't particularly religious at that time but she prayed every day she wouldn't accept the fact that he was dead and about a year later he turned up in a german prison camp he'd been in a german prison campbell time and they kept those guys for months after because they couldn't send them home in the condition that they were in so story has kind of a happy ending but of course he's he's passed away now i just wanted to norm his name today because i was born while he was in the prison german prison camp one more day one more thing about those guys my fatherinlaw fought with macarthur in the pacific and all those guys they knew they were going to die you know and and they stood tall and you compare that with our politicians today that can't even stand up to the media it's the tragedy vince isn't it it's tragic thank you so much for the call norman that was powerful wow wow bob all i can say is wow howard you're on newsradio k k o be with eric strauss.
"norman smith" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"Like gavin williamson such javid who apparently backed the brexit is lost time to try and work on them to get them on board and if that fails the sort of the other option is just to go above the head of the brexit subcommittee and appeal to the cabinet outright but that of course would be a very high risk strategy of the cabinet was to reject the idea meanwhile norman and more immediately prospects of further defeats for the government in the lord's today there'll be a couple more probable defeats on a final date fixed date for leaving and also retaining membership various e u agencies also interestingly jeremy corbyn faces a revolt by potentially up to fifty labor payers who are set to defy his orders to abstain on an amendment calling for the uk to stay in the single market team corbin say that's always been labor's position if we were in the single market will be a rule take have to accept freedom of movement but many any labour peers and mp's oppressing mr cogan to take a much more decisive leading role in opposing brexit and they see this as one of the key issues and they believe they could defeat the government in the commons on this issue because of around a dozen tory mp's who've also signalled support for mating in the single market norman smith thank you it is twenty two minutes to seven the contract between the young and the old is breaking down but it can be fixed says the think tank the resolution foundation it's intergenerational commission which brought together the former conservative minister david willetts and the unions and the.
"norman smith" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"Tory party ultra vote in the lord's last night norman smith is our assistant political editor of the government defeated again norman for the seventh time in the lord's and i do get the sense we are really now heading fairly rapidly towards the crunch on brexit at least in parliamentary terms because last night's votes really an attempt to wrench power away from the prime minister and hand it to parliament in terms of driving the brexit process and shaping the final brexit deal because what the votes do is they take off the table mrs maes take it or leave it no deal approach to the negotiations because she has had very clearly she will go to brussels she will negotiate a deal she will bring it back to parliament parliament will get a meaningful vote but if parliament rejects the deal then we are leaving anyway last night's vote means that parliament can decide what should happen next if they reject the deal including potentially sending mrs may back to the negotiating table to try harder and giving mrs may if you're like specific guidelines mandates she has to meet now that could include anything from asking for more time to complete the negotiations all the way up to demanding a second referendum are not surprisingly brexit tears assembled this is just another attempt to derailed brexit from the government's point of view they say this massively incentivizes the eu to drive and extremely hard bargain knowing that mrs may will have to go back to parliament more than that they say parliament has many many things but it is not an ago she body and it does really weaken mrs maes hand doesn't it well it transfers power from the prime minister at the negotiating table able and gives it to parliament and the concern is if parliament wants to save for example we would like you to go back and ensure we can stand a customs union that is in effect tying her hands in negotiating table and i suspect the concern of ministers will be that when this is voted on in the commons it could be an extraordinarily close when the vote in the has vote in the wet weather the common approves it or otherwise indeed because we know previously mp's voted for meaningful vote and they defeated mrs.
"norman smith" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"As the test satellite it will scan this guy for thousands of waterstones call exo planets which orbiter host star eight is now twenty eight minutes to seven while the government took a bit of a battering in the house of lords yesterday open it's brexit plans does it change anything norman smith is our system political editor norman this is the customs union the lodge want us to stay in korea somme said we're pulling out yes and on the face of it you can say well this is a defeat in the house of lords what's changed i think what's changed is it's a pretty clear harbinger of what is shaping up to be a pivotal parliamentary battle ahead over staying in some form of a customs union and why this matters so much is that mrs may has made leaving any customs union absolutely central to her whole approach to brexit and for levers quitting a customs union is pretty much the sort of core economic logic of brexit what they regard as the golden goose of brexit enabling us to strike our trade deals to be sort of confident outwardlooking economically vibrant britain so if mp's when this is voted on in the commons were to support peers and i suspect they will have been the tory rebels would have been emboldened by the scale of the defeat inflicted on the government last night with what more than twenty tory peers rebelling around a dozen format tory cabinet ministers repenting if tory mp's also rebel and mrs may is defeated in the commons on a customs union that would threaten to demolish one of the central pillars of a whole brexit strategy cou she'd have to go along with it then well as a way to go before we get to you know what will be.
"norman smith" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"Letter today but to influential jewish groups who are staging a remarkable protest against the labour leader also at the house of paul houses of parliament later this afternoon norman smith is all political our assistant political editor norman these allegations against germany copenhagen going on pretty much ever since he became leader but they are now on a much much bigger scale they all what is extraordinary about this letter from the british board of deputies in the jewish leadership council is not just the the rule anger about anti semitism in the labor party but the fact that they directly blamed jeremy corbyn and his brand of politics for allowing antisemitism to get hold into the labor party and they accuse mr corbin of quotes personifying the problems of antisemitism i'm becoming a figurehead for those with anti semitic views and they point to for example his association with antisemitic groups on facebook and social media has support for groups like hamas and hezbollah they site to his failure they say to address institutional antisemitism within the labour party accusing him of warm words and failure to address the issue that critical of the chakrabarti inquiry but the most striking thing i think is they blame his political world view they accused him of a far left world view which they say is instinctively hostile to mainstream jewish communities and what they mean by that is a view of israel as inherently a sort of neo colonialist imperialist power oppressing palestinians associated with america and that is that sort of politics which has allowed anti semitic views to gain a hold let me read you one brief paragraph i made says again and again jeremy corbyn aside with antisemites rather than jews at best this derives from the far lest obsessive hatred of zionism and israel at worst it suggests a conspiratorial world view in which mainstream jewish communities are believed to be a hostile entity now mr coburn himself released quite a long statement a statement gun quite a lot further than he's done in the past in response to this he did and what is interesting i think for the first time he seems to be beginning to acknowledge there is a problem he talks about pockets of antisemitism within deliver party and he says he's sorry for.
"norman smith" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"Than sixty brexit supporting conservative mps have written to theresa may setting out what they believe britain should achieve from a deal with brussels the mps from the european research group of tory backbenches insists that britain should be free to negotiate trade deals with other countries as soon as it leaves the eu his are assistant political editor norman smith although the signatories including four former cabinet ministers express their support for mrs may the letter is also a clear warning to the prime minister not to soften his stance on brexit it comes ahead of crucial cabinet talks at chequers tomorrow to resolve splits over the final brexit deal in the letter the brexit is detail six suggestions for mrs may they include securing the right of the uk to sign trade deals during the socalled implementation period ensuring the uk is not subject to new eu rules during this time and for mrs may to approach the negotiations as unequal and not to just accept the eu's timetable and mandate already the letter has prompted a furious response from some tory brexit critics who've urged mrs may to stand firm and not appease the brexit tears who had described as ideological obsessive intent on putting day calls before that country and party opposition mps said the letter showed mrs may was being dictated to by the hard right however a downing street source said contributions from all sections of the party were welcome theresa may's due to meet the leaders of the damage credit union his party and chinfang at westminster this afternoon for talks on restoring devolved government in northern ireland the latest round of negotiations at stormont broke down a week ago when the dup said there was no prospect of a powersharing deal the supreme court is due to rule.
"norman smith" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"Of the fulltime far today is red by neil sleet theresa may will travel to brussels later today for a summit of eu leaders after a bank bench revolt in the commons last night resulted in a first significant defeat for her brexit legislation eleven conservatives chose to side with labour and demanding that mps be given a votes on any final deal with the eu before it is implemented mrs may moved quickly to sank one of the rebels from his post in the party some rebels say they were extremely reluctant to vote against the government but did not rule out the possibility that they might do so again is our assistant political editor norman smith government insiders concede last night's vote wall's political blow dashing hopes of a revival in mrs maes fortune's after last week's successful agreement in brussels brexit however they insist will not be affected it's understood the government will now introduced changes to the eu withdrawal bill to ensure the defeat does not impact on the timing or handling of britain's departure from the eu the government of also rejected charges the vote was mishandled amid claims concessions while left until too late and the party whips were too heavyhanded in the aftermath of the result there were calls by one tory mp for the rebels to be deselected and the pot is vice chair steven hammond was sacked for voting against the government speaking on this program however mr hammond defended his decision i've never rebel oh that would be a member of farm for twelve years and i have no intention of abetting again and i don't and i think frankly last night was avoidable and there's dismay on all sides we got to where it did.
"norman smith" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"While clearing mines in syria a new approach to treating me grains has been shown to reduce the frequency and severity of attacks and google has been taken to court accused of unlawfully collecting personal data from millions of iphone owners in the uk the bbc news is right bicep says president trump has hit back a downing street for joining widespread condemnation of his retweeting of antimuslim videos posted by british farright group in a new tweet address to theresa may mr trump advised her to focus on radical islamic terror in britain not on him the president's earlier tweet two prompted renewed calls for the government withdraw routes invitation for a state visit although downing street said yesterday that it still stood last night the community secretary center javad said mr trump had endorsed the views of a vile hatefilled racist organization that hate me and people like me his our system political editor norman smith so far there's been no response from downing street to the president's die raked criticism of the prime minister however sources say they expect mrs made to be pressed about the issue at a news conference in jordan later today in his overnight tweet addressed to mrs may donald trump told the prime minister don't focus on me focus on the radical terrorism that is taking place within the uk his comments came off to number ten described as wrong the president's decision to re tweet videos by the farright organisation britain first a decision that has fuelled demands for the president's proposed state visit to be cancelled a move number ten has so far resisted how however his tweets have provoked anger across the political divide and speaking on this program the education secretary justin greening voiced her concern about the president's tweets but cautioned against allowing them to damage us uk relations i can't believe it should detract from the close relationship that the case had than many many years and look i won't have with america and the american people and this is a president that behaves unlike any other in the the nature of the tweets that he puts out and i don't believe that should be able to undermine an overall important relationship for our country quite apart from the controversy over the proposed state visit the concern in downing street must be whether the row has damaged relations between the.
"norman smith" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"The times two at conservative mps and done it's math and jacob rape smog suggesting that angola markel difficulties in forming a government should be exploited to the use the word used by the times yes there there is a view that mrs merkel's difficulties strengthen the position of the british government to bow just so brought back and see whether brussels begins to weaken its resolve and demanded more money there's another view that it makes the likelihood of agreement in december that more difficult without mrs michael in a strong commanding position to agree a deal norman smith thank you while at 24 minutes to seven let us turn to germany what's lightly to happen and win as jenny hills up by then correspondent for the what festival add jenny that there's going to be another effort is there to form a government yes it in some respects constitutionally matches the route vangla michaels hands here so today the german president is going to try and buying some heads together meet with a couple of party leaders see if he can't get them back to the negotiating table to form a coalition government he'll be meeting the heads of the green party and the for the at the free democrats today he's also expected to meet with the the head of the spd a little later this week does mrs michaels previous coalition partner who've said they don't want to work with her again in an attempt to try to form a government if that fails on most hey think it probably will he begins a very long and convoluted price has put simply he'll go to parliament see if minority government could be achieved if not we're looking at fresh elections probably early next year nine deliver said she doesn't want to lead among our to government does that make those fresh elections then inevitable at hey would would say say yes it's unsurprising she doesn't want to lead a minority government and you'll remember that during sept selection the farright party afd won seats in the bundestag not just one seat but i became the.
"norman smith" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"A british officials saturday with immigration system will be in place by march of twenty nine teen on the free movement of people between the eu of the uk elvis to an end the new inquiry went report until just six months before britain leaves the eu a timetable that has prompted fears of a possible climb down over sweeping immigration curbs off the brexit however this morning the immigration minister brandon lewis insisted free movement of labour would end when britain leaves the eu in march 2019 he declined to spell out any details about the new system but said the government would be introducing an immigration bill early next year which would be in place for britain's departure from the eu that's the bbc's norman smith jordan's king says israel displayed unacceptable and provocative behaviour in connection with the deadly shooting at israel's embassy in the kingdom happened earlier this week how ho twenty again you'd have the mind pale ask are you ready for some football this asleep adjust with look sports alaskan biting you the sign up your children between the ages of six and fifteen years old club sports alaska oh ed flag football season of sports alaska flag football runs monday in wednesday's 167 fifteen august twenty i through october therefore each monday and wednesday plan on a practice from sets the 630 pm with a game action following from six thirty two seven fifteen pia we'll have eight fields set up and ready to go each night.
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"Free movement of labour it means forgetting about walking out the negotiating room without any sort of a deal it might mean some sort of limited role for the european code of justice and policing how the rights of british citizens in the eu and eu citizens here and it might mean a much more protracted transitional process for britain to leave the eu so it is a markedly different approach to that of mrs may and just briefly a markedly different approach supported by some in the campaigner not just people outside a very clear signs that the chancellor and others in the cabinet are on board for this big push to try and get mrs made to rethink interestingly to within labour older john mcdonald and jeremy corbyn a stuck to this line that will leaving the single market mainstream labor mps are also pushing to change that and it matters because there are going to have to be votes in parliament and the view of the old remain as is that mrs may simply no longer has a majority for her version which means either she's facing a sort of maastrichtstyle war of attrition in parliament which will suck the life out of a government all were still she could face potentially shattering defeats on brexit votes which i imagine would be very very close to being seen as votes of confidence norman smith thank you very much indeed we're going to be talking to labour's rebecca bailey and a conservative veteran of goes can clot later in the program nineteen minutes t seven in the papers are mulling over these
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"Hello marion marshall with the bbc news police in moscow detained russia's leading opposition figure alexei navarro knee as he left his apartment to join one of a number of anti corruption protest his organized across the country meanwhile thousands of his supporters have heeded his call and gathered on a street in central moscow and in other cities occur cross russia from moscow his sarah writes that there is now a large crowd the protest as hair on moscow's central straits and is growing all the time riot police have also been pouring into the area every few seconds that's an announcement on a loudspeaker warning people that this demonstration is the legal every soften to its met with shouts of shame mm from protest those it has russia day hair a public holiday and fess guys pieces also full of families and children a protest as the mingling among them many of them wrapped in the national flag alexander founding himself the opposition leader was detained at home before he got anywhere near the streets by the people i spoke to here said they were determined to ten of anyway the the show how angry they are the authorities and how fed up they are with corruption the british government is expected to delay the presentation of its legislative agenda to parliament next monday as a result of the political turmoil unleashed by last week's election a decision to postpone the queen's speech for several days would be unprecedented in recent history however the bbc's norman smith says it's clear that key parts of the government's original program would no longer win parliamentary support that just compounds this sense of uncertainty of politics complete thoughts with no wall having a grip all water nerve is going on we don't actually even know whether the brexit talk we are going to begin next monday they could go back a few days to as this huge wave of uncertainty crashing over british politics lower everything pretty much up near the supreme court in the philippines as directed all newly arrested drunk he uses to be sent to a huge rehabilitation center the facility which opened several months ago is designed to house more than ten thousand patients that fewer than two.
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"It's fair to say that no one here in the uk expected to wake up and find themselves the prospect of a hung parliament theresa may had called a snap election and a bit to gain a strong mandate for negotiating breaks it but again bull seems to have backfired and she's now goes and even smaller majority them before the conservatives is still the largest party winning the most votes sound the most seats but have eleven fewer mps as we recalled this pot cost the tories have at three hundred eighteen seats labour on two hundred and sixty one the scottish nationalists thirty five and the liberal democrats twelve with just one seat left to declare our assistant political editor norman smith reports on the election that took everyone by surprise although the conservatives will still be the largest party mrs may has suffered a stunning personal and political reverse warned that now raises serious doubts as to whether she can remain as prime minister and tory leader for the conservatives the hoped breakthrough in labour's heartlands failed to materialize as many of those labor supporters who deserted to ukip returned to back jeremy corbyn while remain voting constituencies the tourist suffered significant losses losing seats like battersea warri can canterbury with swings of up to ten percent to labour this morning tory sources insisted mrs may would not quit and was working to form a government and at account earlier a strange looking mrs may sought to play down speculation she could resign if as indications have shown a this is correct that the conservative party has won the most seats and probably the most votes then it will be incumbent on us to ensure that we have that period of stability and that is exactly what we will do however already some conservatives have questioned whether mrs may continue the former minister and a soubriquet said mrs may had to take responsibility for the result and the form a cabinet secretary lord temple also said she should go to vote and the arab league softish throat to date when she course election.