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this is bbc news. the headlines at 10: the prime minister calls for an end to division over brexit and prepares to outline her aims in the negotiations. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, says the economy could suffer. she appears to be heading us in the direction of a bargain basement economy on the shores of europe where we have low levels of corporate taxation. we will lose access to half of our export markets. it seems to me an extremely risky strategy. warnings of longer queues at passport control after brexit unless there's an increase in border force staff. a growing number of democrats are planning not to attend donald trump's inauguration following his comments about a veteran civil rights campaigner. also in the next hour, the planned billion pound restoration of the palace of westminster. mps launch an inquiry into concerns it may be costing too much. chelsea beat champions leicester city to go seven points clear at the top of the premier league. and in half an hour,
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the story of yulia stepanova, the russian athlete who exposed the state—sponsored doping scandal in life on the run. good morning and welcome to bbc news. the prime minister is to set out her vision of how she'll approach negotiations to leave the european union. in a speech on tuesday, theresa may will outline her plan for a new relationship with the eu and some see it as a signal she wants to pull out of the single market. but the chancellor has told a german newspaper that leaving the single market could prompt it to change its economic model. comments which have
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prompted jeremy corbyn, the labour leader, to say that britain will be reduced to a strange entity on the shores of europe. our correspondent is here. she's going to give a big speech on tuesday. other eu ambassadors will be there, representing the governments we will be negotiating with. also briton's negotiating team. downing street has put out some of the line she is going to say. she will say this is about being a truly global britain, being able to put the divisions of the referendum in the past. she thinks this was an insulting campaign and it is no time for unity behind the plan. we have not had a lot of detail of the plan itself. i think we can did use of a domain from what theresa may has said in the past, what the rough position is likely to be, which is, of course, the emphasis being on regaining control
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of immigration policy, therefore that britain should be prepared to extract itself from those formal structures of the eu, to do with the single market, the customs union and so single market, the customs union and so on, and to go for bespoke trade deals instead, in certain industries like manufacturing, the car industry and financial services. the chancellor, philip hammond, has taken a chancellor, philip hammond, has ta ken a slightly chancellor, philip hammond, has taken a slightly different tack in germany in an interview. that has led to the reaction ofjeremy corbyn. it is intriguing. i am led to the reaction ofjeremy corbyn. it is intriguing. lam not sure if this was by accident or design this morning. earlier last week, philip hammond was talking to his german counterpart. he gave an interview to one of the big sunday newspapers which has been published this morning. the chancellor talks about the way in which he sees these negotiations developing. it is a ha rd ball negotiations developing. it is a hardball message. he was asked about britain wanting to lower corporation tax, two of the lowest rate in the
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620 tax, two of the lowest rate in the gzo group of countries. he has said that if access to the single market was closed off by the other eu member states, britain in effect should be prepared to not lie down, not be injured or allow its economy to be damaged, but, he suggests, to ta ke to be damaged, but, he suggests, to take action on that. that could affect the tax system, the system of regulation. this is being interpreted by some as, will we see even lower corporation tax rates if we cannot get those deals to have access to the single market? he has said he is optimistic of those deals already. speaking on the andy marshall this morning, jeremy corbyn gave his interpretation of what that could mean. she appears to be heading us in the direction of the bargain basement economy on the shores of europe, where we have low levels of corporate taxation. we will lose access to half of our export markets. it seems to me an
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extremely risky strategy. i think there needs to be more discussion, more consultation, and recognised it as close economic corporation with europe that will have to continue when we are outside the eu. you have read this morning the chancellor suggested on implying that if we do not get access to those markets, we could cut corporation tax quite dramatically in this country and be a low tax alternative to the eu. he appears to be making a threat to the european community. if you do not give us what we want, we are going to become this strange entity on the shores of europe where there will be low levels of corporate taxation, designed to undermine the effectiveness or otherwise of industry across europe. it seems like a recipe for some kind of trade war with europe. it is not a sensible way forward. a trade war, a risky way forward and the bargain basement economy? this is all triggered by article 50, which labour is going to vote for? the
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referendum voted to leave the european union. the parliament has to live with that so we will not block article 50. we will make the point clearly in the run—up to the vote about the question of access to european markets. we will have to cooperate and things in the future, environmental regulation, consumer rights, all those issues. that was jeremy corbyn with andrew marr. interesting that the prime minister has called for the degree of civility, if not unity about our purpose, to stop the name—calling, which probably everyone would agree that would be a great idea, and possibly no one will do it. she has said people should be magnanimous. we had a referendum and people on either side must give some ground. we are all brexiteers no. there is a challenge with that. although that is what downing street once, everyone to get behind the plan, the question is, what is the plan? that
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isa line question is, what is the plan? that is a line of attack labour have been continuing. they say they want a detailed plan outlined. the government says it will do that in february. will this cause of the controversy? clearly it will mark. already this morning, around the stories about what theresa may will say, there are laws in her own party who backed remain, that in effect this is another side, that the government will allow immigration policy to drive its economic policy, which means that critics within its own party, people within labour and the liberal democrats, they will say that britain's economic fortune is been determined by the government's view that there is a need to crack down on free movement and immigration policy. the chances this will end the row is extremely slim. thank you very much. the northern ireland secretary james brokenshire has said that he's not yet considering the possibility of direct rule by uk ministers after the resignation of northern ireland's deputy first
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minister, martin mcguinness. but speaking to the bbc‘s andrew marr show, he said that it is likely that new elections will be held for the stormont assembly. mr brokenshire dismissed the idea that britain would consider a joint government with the republic of ireland. iam not i am not contemplating alternative to devolved government in northern ireland. that is my resolute view. really? it might be possible? what is my responsibility is to see that we are working with each of the parties to ensure we are not looking at greater division. my concern is that an election campaign will be divisive, will lead to greater distance between the parties at the end of that. exactly. it is that worked there for that i am doing and will continue to do. i would encourage the parties themselves to think about these big issues on how they conduct that campaign, on how we are able to build things back together again at once that has
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concluded. james brokenshire. there's a warning that air passengers arriving in britain will face "severe disru ption" after brexit, unless there's an increase in border force staff. the airport operators‘ association says passport checks for eu nationals are likely to become more stringent, leading to longer queues and processing times. here's our home affairs correspondent, danny shaw. there are record numbers of travellers at britain's airports. in 2015, there were 251 million passenger journeys. it's thought last year's figure was even higher. but there is concern that growth in air traffic hasn't been matched by an increase in resources for border force, which is responsible for immigration and customs checks. the airport operators‘ association says that has led to longer queues at passport desks and it's concerned delays will worsen. at present, eu travellers use separate channels or automatic e—passport gates. they tend to be quicker than for passengers from outside of europe. but after brexit, if people are all screened in the same way, the association says overall waiting times will increase.
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in evidence to a parliamentary enquiry, the association said introducing tighter controls on eu passport holders would be, "highly disruptive for passengers, airlines and airports." it says airports would have to spend millions of pounds on extra facilities for immigration checks, so it is asking the government to keep the current system in place for eu passengers travelling to uk airports. the home office says it would be wrong to set out details of how future immigration controls might work in advance of negotiations with the eu. but the department says border force has the capacity to meet passenger demand and maintain security. danny shaw, bbc news. about a hundred migrants are believed to have drowned off the coast of libya. the boat they were travelling in sank on its way to europe and just four have been rescued. the search operation continued
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in darkness and poor weather conditi iraqi state television says government forces have taken full control of the university of mosul, one of the islamic state group's main bases in the city. clashes are reported to be continuing in some parts of the campus. military officials say they've found chemicals that could be used for making weapons, but said retaking the area was a "significant victory". a teenager who was snatched from a hospital in florida as a baby 18 years ago has been reunited with her biological father. the woman, who'd been named kamiyah mobley, was abducted when she was just eight hours old. she was tracked down after a tip—off. gloria williams, who brought her up as her own daughter, has been charged with kidnapping. american politicians have reacted angrily after the president—elect donald trump criticised a veteran civil rights campaigner, congressman john lewis, who many regard as a hero. mr trump tweeted that mr lewis was all talk and no action, after the congressman said he would not attend mr trump's inauguration.
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john lewis is the last surviving speaker from the 1963 martin luther king march on washington. sarah corker reports. another day, and another row on twitter for president—elect donald trump. he has caused outrage after criticising veteran civil rights campaignerjohn lewis for questioning the legitimacy of his election win. the georgia democrat told nbc‘s meet the press: that prompted an an angry response from mr trump, tweeting: but mr lewis's supporters have hit back.
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there is still this question of decorum and civility, and also a recognition that the president of the united states occupies a very important position, one where every word, including every idle word, can have national and international importance. the row comes as thousands of civil rights activists in washington kicked off a week of anti—trump protests. we won't be trumped. demonstrators voiced anger over mr trump's previous comments about muslims and mexicans. we come not to appeal to donald trump, cos he has made it clear where his policies are and what his nominations are. we come to say to the democrats in the senate and in the house, and to the moderate republicans, to get some backbone. get some guts. and in a separate development, broadway starjennifer holliday says
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she's pulling out of a concert celebrating the inauguration. it is after her gay and lesbian fans described the forthcoming performance as a betrayal. rehearsals for the inauguration are in full swing, but few big names have agreed to perform from mr trump and fridays‘s ceremony looks like being dominated by military bands rather than a—listers. sarah corker, bbc news. speaking on cbs news in the united states, obama gave his thoughts and said the president—elect should not be underestimated. you have to admit this is one of the strangest transitions in history. it is unusual. i will agree with that. i suspect the president—elect would
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agree with that. he is an unconventional candidate. i do not think there is anyone who has run a campaign like his successfully in modern history, not that i can think of, and as a consequence, because he did not have the support of many of the establishment in his own party, because he ran an improvisation campaign... can you run an improvised presidency?” campaign... can you run an improvised presidency? i don't think so. improvised presidency? i don't think so. now he is in the process of building up an organisation and we will have to see how it works. it will have to see how it works. it will be a test for him and the people he has designated to be able to execute on his vision. i think the country deeply appreciate the fa ct the country deeply appreciate the fact you have not spoken clearly what is on your mind in relation to
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the president—elect. i do not want people to think we are condemning donald trump. but as you said earlier, it is unusual. he seems to have spent a good deal of his time sending out tweets that benighted states must strengthen and expand its nuclear ability —— that the united states. meryl streep is overrated... you watching this like everybody else. what is going on? you're going to have to talk to him. first of all, i think everybody has toa first of all, i think everybody has to a knowledge, do not underestimate the guy, he is going to be the 45th president of the united states. the one thing i have said to him directly and i would advise my republican friends in congress and the country is, just make sure that, as we go forward, certain norms, certain institutional traditions do
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not get eroded because there is a reason they are in place. president obama. now that —— now the headlines. theresa may urges an end to division as she prepares to set out the government's plans for brexit. donald trump is criticised for comments about the veteran civil rights campaignerjohn lewis. as always on a sunday morning, big weekend of sport. the latest in the cricket. england have started the first match of their one—day series against india this morning. india won the toss and chose to bowl. alex hales was run out for nine. jason roy hit 12 fours and made 73 before he was out. the england captain,
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eoin morgan, was out for 28. joe root and jos buttler are at the crease. joe root is on 52. england are 189-3. boxing now, and james degale was taken to hospital as a precaution after he retained his ibf world super middleweight title overnight in new york. the fight between degale and badou jack ended in a controversial draw. degale began the fight strongly, knocking jack down in the first round. but jack is known for strong finishes and that's exactly what happened this morning. he knocked degale down in the final round. the judges took a long time to come to a decision, eventually declaring it a majority draw. both men go home with their respective world title belts. it is not unbelievable. he is good at everything. i need to watch it back. everyone said it was a mad fight to watch, i showed a lot of heart. that was hard. i do not want too many of them. i enjoyed it though, that is the sick thing.
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after that interview, degale was taken to hospital as a precaution. but he's since tweeted this, saying, "no front teeth, stitches, bust up face, but i am still ibf world champion! love a re—match. if not, move forward." but as his promoter, eddie hearn, explains, the re—match may not take place. the wbc will send out a letter on monday to badu jack to say, you have to start negotiations. we have got him cornered. i think he will vacate, i do. i think it will be callum smith against anthony or james degale for the ibf. that is the fight we wanted. that is the fight james wants and callum and probably britain wants as well. it will be interesting to see what happens. today's games in the premier league sees the manchester clubs take
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on the two teams from merseyside. everton host manchester city in the early kick off, while fourth—placed liverpool face manchester united at old trafford. a win would take liverpool to second place in the table, but with manchester united unbeaten in 15 games, jose mourinho is in confident mood. we don't have just the good performances, we have also the happiness of the good results. we play at home, not away, so little details that change a little bit, but in general, it'sjust one more big match and let's enjoy the match. of course, both teams are, actually, especially now, in the long—term, in a good run, in good shape. maybe united has less problems with injuries or whatever, but that doesn't mean anything. we can lose against each team, but we can win against each team and that's the important thing.
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looking forward to that one. the masters snooker gets under way today at alexandra palace in london. the favourite to win is six—time champion ronnie o'sullivan. last year, he thrashed barry hawkins in the final 1—1. --10-1. stephen hendry has also won the masters six times. sullivan has his eye on a record seventh title. it would be great to get another masters, but notjust because it's the seventh, but because it's the masters. i'm not thinking i'd love to break the record, i just want to win the masters. i want to win another worlds, a welsh, another china open. i just want to win more tournaments. and you can watch the masters live on the bbc. it starts on bbc two at 1pm. there are also regular updates live on radio 5 live. that is all the sport for now. you can keep up to date on the bbc sport
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website. we will have more for you in the next hour. thank you. a major international conference to try to re—start peace talks between israel and the palestinians is being held in paris. delegates from 70 nations are expected to reaffirm support for a two—state solution to the conflict. palestinians have welcomed the meeting, but israel, which is not attending, says the conference is loaded against it. earlier, i spoke to our paris correspondent, hugh schofield, and i asked him to explain what this summit aimed to achieve. the point of this conference is not to bring israel and palestinians together to bump—sta rt talks that way. it was an international conference, called, in which, as many players as possible would come together and reaffirm their support for this two—state idea. the idea was then that at the end of the conference, israel and the palestinians would be briefed by the french, by president hollande, on the outcome of the conference, and the hope was that would boost, kickstart bilateral talks which would really be where it
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would count, between israel and the palestinians. as you said, the palestinians would broadly welcome this approach. they would. it is in favour of the two—state idea. the israelis, not surprisingly, very sceptical. they think it is all rigged and it is the international community coming together with friends of palestine to isolate them. the moment is key. picking up on the previous item, you are hearing about the inauguration on friday of donald trump. that is the background to this, with huge question marks over what the new american administration will have to say about israel and palestine. indeed, and what mr trump says, whether this will come to pass or not, he would consider moving the us embassy from tel aviv, just up the road tojerusalem. it is a short distance, but politically, it is an enormous change. a huge change if this happens. the timing of this conference was not deliberate, to bejust ahead
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of a trump presidency. it was timed to be ahead of whoever the next president was going to be. there was no expectation the next president would be as dramatically different as trump promises to be. the feeling was that whoever the next president of america is, it is a good time to remind the world and the american administration that israel—palestine is an issue that has been overshadowed by syria and iraq, but it is still there, it is still a running sore. the fact that it is trump who is coming in on friday gives it a huge new relevance and significance, because donald trump may well usher in a completely new era and a new set of priorities, and a new world. if america does start dropping some of its long—standing policy positions on the middle east, and in particular, if it moves its embassy up tojerusalem, which it says it is going to do, that is a red rag to the palestinians. jerusalem, as we all know, is a hot issue. at the centre of the palestinian issue.
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america, though it is criticised for siding with israel by friends of the palestinians, has, at the same time, nonetheless, kept sacrosanct this view that jerusalem is an issue to be settled eventually. and if donald trump goes ahead and moves the embassy up tojerusalem, that is a major change which would have very unpredictable consequences. multi—billion pound plans to renovate the palace of westminster, including both houses of parliament, are to be subject to an inquiry by a committee of mps. the commons treasury committee will examine the cost and consider whether both mps and lords will have to move out while the work is being done. here's our political correspondent, tom barton. the buildings of parliament are not in a good way. stonework is crumbling, roofs are leaking and something needs to be done to bring the palace of westminster back to life. parliament is part of
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a world heritage site, recognised as a building of outstanding value to humanity. but fixing it won't be cheap. estimates range from 5.5 to £4 billion and the work will take at least five years. during that time, mps could have to move out of the commons chamber, where to hasn't yet been decided. the treasury committee usually conducts enquiries into big economic issues, like the work of the bank of england or the government's tax policy. but its next inquiry will take a look much closer to home. the committee says previous reports have failed to provide enough evidence to assess the proposals and claims ministers haven't answered their questions about the cost of the work. the palace of westminster may be crucial to public life in britain, but those who are elected to serve there say fixing it must be good value for the taxpayer. labour's chris bryant is one of the mps on the committee
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which decides if the restoration provides value for money. he explained why it was needed. the important thing here is that the building does need saving from itself, if you like. this is not a question of the building falling down, but it is one of the most iconic buildings in the world. every tourist who comes to the uk, or to europe for that matter, wants to have a photograph of themselves in front of the palace of westminster. parts of it were finished just after the norman conquest in the 11th century, so it would be crazy if we were to risk losing it again. there is a very real danger of catastrophic failure to the building. nearly half of the electrical and engineering, the mechanical elements of the building, will be completely redundant and past their use by date by 2020. and even more by 2025. if there were to be a fire, and we do regularly have small fires in the building at the moment...
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we have patrols going around 2a hours a day because otherwise we would not be abiding by the law that applies to every other building in the country. if we were to have a fire in one of the most inaccessible areas, the risers that go from the basement all the way up to the roof, there would be a real danger that would spread throughout the building, all that wooden panelling, very quickly, and we would lose the whole thing. there are vast quantities of asbestos in the building. what i would say to the treasury committee is, yes, of course we have to make sure we do the most cost— effective system for the taxpayer, that must be really important, and we believe that is what we have come up with. i think it stands to reason that if we all move out, it will be cheaper and we will get the work done by 2030 instead of by 2062. there is another issue, which is, i do not think, any of the other proposals, with us staying in part of the building while the work is going on,
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are feasible at all. a bit ofa a bit of a dreary start to sunday morning. we will see outbreaks of light patchy drizzly rain staying with us for much of the day. it stays cold does well in east anglia. milderair stays cold does well in east anglia. milder air flooding stays cold does well in east anglia. milderairflooding in stays cold does well in east anglia. milder airflooding in behind. stays cold does well in east anglia. milderairflooding in behind. hill fog. east anglia, east of scotland, a little colder. we keep the clear skies, patchy frost and fog likely through east anglia. elsewhere, another weather front bringing more cloud and outbreaks of light nuisance rain overnight. staying incredibly mild for some. still cold in east anglia. the weather fronts will make their way in from the west, bringing nuisance rain through the spine of the country, city across the midlands. it stays dry
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across the midlands. it stays dry across the midlands. it stays dry across the south—east.


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