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the president—elect donald trump promises a quick trade deal with the uk after he takes office on friday. mr trump said the uk was "doing great" after the vote to leave the eu and was so smart for getting out. obama said they'll go to the back of the line. meaning, if it does happen... and then he had to retract it. that was a bad statement. and now we're at the front of the queue? i think you're doing great. we'll be asking how realistic a quick trade deal will be? today, sinn fein will not renominate for the position of deputy first minister. crisis at stormont — northern ireland's power—sharing government looks set to collapse today sparking fresh elections. the inquests into the deaths of 30 british tourists killed at a beach resort in tunisia in 2015 opens at the high court in london. former football coach barry bennell appears in court and pleads not guilty to child sex offences. the biological father of the teenager snatched from hospital when she was just eight hours old speaks about their reunion for the first time.
coming up in sport on bbc news, andy murray gets a winning start in the australian open and was made to work, but is through to the second round. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. just days before taking over the white house, president—elect donald trump has promised a quick trade deal with britain. the former cabinet minister and brexit campaigner, michael gove, who interviewed mr trump for the times newspaper, said the president—elect was enthusiastic about britain leaving the eu and that the offer of a us trade deal would strengthen theresa may's hand in the brexit negotiations with brussels. speaking to reporters on his way into a meeting of foreign ministers in brussels, borisjohnson described mr trump's
comments as very positive. our political correspondent ben wright reports. by by friday, he will be president, the most powerful politician in the world. and getting a visit in first, formerjustice secretary and brexit campaigner, michael gove, presenting the president—elect with a chance to boast about his brexit foresight.” thought the uk was so smart in getting out. you were there and you guys are voted on the front page, "trump said that brexit will happen". yes. right? and it happened. everyone thought i was crazy. obama said they will go to the back of the line, meaning, if it does happen... and then he has to retract it. that was a bad statement. and now we are at the front of the the queue?” a bad statement. and now we are at the front of the the queue? i think
you're doing great. perhaps not the front and the uk can only start to negotiate once we've left the eu but michael gove was clearly pleased with his visit to trump tower and the president's enthusiasm for britain and brexit. it is clearly the kc has an agenda, a business agenda, which has some potential for britain to benefit from. this matters to a british governor of the brink of leaving the eu. for now, it was business as usual for the foreign secretary in brussels, this morning. i think it's very good news the united states of america wants to do the united states of america wants todoa the united states of america wants to do a good free trade steel with us to do a good free trade steel with us and want to do it very fast. as the uk plans to go it alone, theresa may will make a major speech tomorrow setting out the deal she wa nts tomorrow setting out the deal she wants from brexit. but we already have some big clues. the prime minister has strongly hinted britain will leave the single market with its free movement of goods, finance and people. that's because she wants uk control of eu migration and freedom from eu law. we know theresa may wants to trigger exit
negotiations by the end of march and she thinks negotiations can be done within two years. britain would be out of the eu by early 2019. there is so much we don't know as well, what sort of access to the european union single market will britain get and what conditions will be eu demand? will britt and be completely free to strike trade deals with other countries? and how long will they take? -- will britain. it is a good thing. who will reject the idea ofa good thing. who will reject the idea of a new trade deal between the uk and us? although i don't think it will remotely match the scale of our trade relationships with the rest of the european union. where i think we need to be careful, and united kingdom and the rest of europe, you 110w kingdom and the rest of europe, you now have two major world figures who basically wish europe ill, they want to see the union will fall apart. 0ne to see the union will fall apart. one is vladimir putin and one is donald trump. britain needs cheerleaders for brexit, to cut deals and rhetorically, at least, the government has won in trump.
enright, news, westminster. the european commission has given its response to those comments. what have they had to say? they might be at the front of the queue for the americans but certainly not something the european are looking at. i was speaking to a commissioner, a spokeswoman, who said categorically there will be no talks for two years because first britain has to trigger article 50 and the divorce process will take time. they're all sorts of things, from the border agreements, passport systems, all sorts of rights. this ta kes a systems, all sorts of rights. this takes a long time. 50,000 pages of legal documentation. 0nly takes a long time. 50,000 pages of legal documentation. only then can they look at a deal with the us. i was told categorically there will be no formal talks. it opens the possibility of what can the european union do. i don't think it's clear at the moment. there is talk of possible warnings for britain over this. it is very early but it is
pouring cold water over potential early deals. thank you. let's speak to norman sith, our system political editor —— norman smith. it sounds doable but this is a fly in the ointment, isn't it? never mind the objections of the european commission, there are plenty of people at westminster raising a slightly quizzical eyebrow. will mr trump really be focused on doing a deal with britain when he has an awful lot else on his plate? trade deals also unusually ferociously complex. they can drag on and on. we don't have a bundle of trade negotiators. therefore, some people fear we are negotiators. therefore, some people fearwe are in negotiators. therefore, some people fear we are in danger of getting rolled over by the americans if we plough on into negotiations to quickly. in a funny sort of way, the boost from donald trump's interview is not because of his off of a trade deal. it's because of the symbolism of the most powerful man in the world, in effect, putting himself in
britain's corner, head of those crucial negotiations with the rest of the eu. because britain does not wash to go into those talks on bended knee, pleading with the europeans for a good deal —— does not want. we watched to go in and i bought all the other 27 countries, which is why we have seen ministers stressing in recent days. —— and eye ball all stressing in recent days. —— and eyeball all other 27. we are the fastest—growing economy in the g—7 and the chancellor warned that if the europeans get tough with us, we may cut taxes to become more competitive. we had the governor of the bank of england saying, don't try and hurt the city, you will only hurt yourself. and now we have the donald in our corner and it matters psychologically in building britain up. and giving theresa may a bit of swagger as she goes into the negotiating room, enabling her to get a game face on. norman smith in westminster, thank you. with the uncertainty surrounding the new administration in america and britain's exit from the european union, the pound is having a tough
time on the markets. travellers heading to the united states are now getting the lowest rates for nearly 31 years. with me is our personal finance correspondent, simon gompertz. its uncertainty but also speculation about what the prime minister might say tomorrow about brexit. that's right, a bit of a wobble over the weekend in the currency markets. that is fed through to holiday—makers' rates today. one of the biggest foreign exchange providers called travelx shops and airports, they provide a lot of online currency, their online rate is just over $1 17 to the pound. —— travelex. it is even lower than when the pound had a torrid time in 0ctober, the pound had a torrid time in october, the lowest since the brexit vote in june october, the lowest since the brexit vote injune and since the mid—80s when the dollar was riding high. that gives you a measure of what is happening. it's not so strong against the euro, it's the lowest since november. it's not so much
there. there are lots of rates on offer on the high street. from the goods to the terrible. people can shop around. this gives you an indication of what holiday—makers face in other regards over the next year. we have already seen surcharges being imposed on holidays asa surcharges being imposed on holidays as a result of the currency movement and people within the travel industry are expecting a 10% increase in the price of holidays in the coming year. thank you. northern ireland's devolved government looks set to collapse today, after sinn fein failed to nominate a new deputy first minister to replace martin mcguinness. the northern ireland secretary will now have to call a snap—election. it follows the scandal of a failed renewable energy scheme which could cost almost half a billion pounds. the scheme was overseen by arlene foster before she became first minister and she's resisted calls to step aside for an investigation. 0ur ireland correspondent chris page reports. this report from our ireland correspondent does contain flash photography. after a week with no functioning government, this is the moment when northern ireland's power—sharing executive finally collapsed.
today, sinn fein will not renominate for the position of deputy first minister. sinn fein has honoured all agreements. we have striven to make these institutions work. sinn fein's refusal to replace martin mcguinness as deputy first minister means stormont can't operate any longer. that's because under the power—sharing system, the first and deputy first ministers can't work in isolation from each other. a new election may be called as early as this evening. northern ireland does not need, nor does its people want, an election. with the triggering of article 50 to leave the european union, a new president in the united states of america, a volatile global economy, now, more than ever, northern ireland needs a stable government. long—running tensions between the democratic unionists and sinn fein came to a head over a financial scandal about a green energy scheme. the renewable heat incentive began in 2012 and had overly generous
subsidies and initially no other payment limits. upper payment limits. the scheme closed in february last year, having run almost half a billion over budget. political controversy grew. the dup leader, arlene foster, had previously been the minister in charge of the project. in december, sinn fein said she should temporarily stand down as first minister. she repeatedly refused. seven days ago, martin mcguinness resigned in protest. the power—sharing partnership between irish republicans and unionists has always been uneasy and it's often been unstable. restoring it may take some time and people here already worried about the prospect of losing their devolved government. a key moment for the stormont executive had been due to come this week. an inquiry has been examining the scale of historical child abuse in residential institutions. its report will be published on friday but now it looks like there will be no ministers to act on the recommendations. we just didn't want to believe that
as soon as sir anthony hart's report was ready and delivered on friday, there's the collapse of the government and the collapse of our dreams and hopes and desires that this was going to be our day. there are many concerns, frustrations and questions as northern ireland faces an uncertain political future. after ten years, the latest stormont stalemate has brought about the downfall of devolution. chris paige, bbc news, stormont. let's speak to our ireland political editor mark devenport. looking very unlikely it will be resolved by the end of the afternoon, what happens now? the bat is about to be passed to the northern ireland secretary james broken sure. now the politicians and the assembly behind me had not been able to nominate a first and deputy first minister it will be up to him to set a date for a fresh election. probably early march. the politicians are still trying to push
through new regulations to cut the cost of that controversial heating scheme. probably they are living on borrowed time at this stage and they will be dissolved in a couple of days and go into election mode. whether they come out of that election mode and able to form a new government is very much an open question. it looks like it could be an uphill struggle. thank you. the inquests into the deaths of 30 british tourists who were killed in tunisia 18 months ago have begun in london. they were shot dead by a lone gunman at a five—star beach resort near sousse. it was the deadliest terror attack on britons since thejuly 7th bombings in london in 2005. 0ur correspondent richard galpin is at the royal courts ofjustice. it's certainly been a very sombre and poignant start to this inquest this morning with the names of all 38 people killed in the attack being read out one by one in court. then
eve ryo ne read out one by one in court. then everyone stood for a minute of silence. a lot of families of those killed are now watching these proceedings very closely, either at 01’ proceedings very closely, either at or video link from courts around the country. already, some families have broken down in tears as they being shown cctv footage of the attack as it unfolded. the families of those killed in the attack have waited a year and a half for this moment. now, with the full inquest finally getting underway this morning, they are hoping for answers to some critical questions. the gunman, seifeddine reski, a 23—year—old student armed with an automatic rifle and grenades, began his attack on the beach. systematically shooting dead british and other european holiday—makers as they sunbathed and swam. from the beach, reski, who trained at an islamic state camp in libya, killed and injured more tourists in the hotel complex.
amid the panic, local shopkeepers managed to save some people by sheltering them inside. gunfire. the attack continued for more than half an hour. until eventually a large group of policemen arrived and shot him dead. it's alleged other police officers who had been nearby had been too frightened to tackle him. leading to one hotel worker snatching a policeman's gun and trying to shoot reski himself. but the gun jammed and reski threw a grenade at him. and all this just three months afterjihadis carried out this attack inside one of the country's most famous museums, in the capital, tunis. once again, tourists were the target — 22 people were killed. and it is alleged the same is cell was behind both attacks. now, almost two years later,
tunisia remains on high alert. the country has long been a hotbed ofjihadist activity. the security forces struggling to deal with the growth of islamic state. it's estimated 5,000 tunisians have fought for islamic state in iraq, syria and libya. and many have returned home in recent years. the coroner has made clear this morning they will be looking at the issue of the security at the hotel, the imperial hotel where the attack took place, he has also said there will be looking at what they call the adequacy of the travel advice given the foreign office and a travel company involved in booking the holiday. and already, the counsel for the inquest said there isa counsel for the inquest said there is a lot of concern about the booking pross. thank you.
the former football coach, barry bennell, has pleaded not guilty to eight charges of child sex offences. the former crewe alexandra coach appeared via videolink at chester crown court. let's speak to our sports correspondent who's in chester andy swiss. in chester, andy swiss. yes, as you say, barry bennell didn't appear here in person, instead he a period via videolink from woodhill prison in milton keynes where he is on remand. we saw him ona keynes where he is on remand. we saw him on a tv screen, wearing a blue jumper, he spoke only to confirm his name and to plead not guilty to eight charges of sexual assault against a boy aged under 16. the offences a re against a boy aged under 16. the offences are alleged to have happened between 1982 and 1986 at three different locations. now, barry bennell is a former football coach, a former youth coach, with crewe alexandra, he worked with a
number of other clubs across the north—west, including manchester city, and stoke city, he has been remanded in custody, and will next appear here at chester crown court on march 20th. here at chester crown court on march 20th. our top story this lunchtime: the president—elect, donald trump, promises a quick trade deal with the uk after he takes office on friday. and coming up: good morning from a freezing cold milwaukee. we are crossing america, taking the temperature of public opinion, in the week donald trump becomes president. coming up in sport at half—past. commonwealth games champion fran halsall retires from swimming. after an international career spanning a decade, she says she's ready for the next chapter in her life. as concerns continue about the state of the nhs, doctors are warning that some
patients face "dangerous" delays getting specialist treatment through their gps. the british medical association says referral management centres create barriers and take decisions away from gps. supporters of the system say it's a good way to manage resources. 0ur correspondent, jenny walrond, reports. for traceyjeffries, housework is no longer a painful chore, but only because she paid nearly £3,000 for an operation on her leg. i was in so much pain with my leg, 2a hours a day. i wasn't sleeping properly, i was struggling to get through my work. the pain was caused by varicose veins. her gp wanted them treated on the nhs, but his referral was rejected. tracy had to go private. if a gp feels a specialist needs to look at you, then the nhs should be supporting that, and they are not. tracy's treatment was blocked by something called a referral management centre.
some are run by doctors, others by admin staff. there were over 13.5 million gp referrals in england last year. more than two million of them were screened by referral management centres on behalf of the nhs. a rise of almost 30% compared to two years before. 4% — more than 84,000 — were rejected. mostly for admin reasons, like missing information. doctors' leaders are strongly opposed to what they say is a blunt form of rationing. these centres, which are taking a crude approach to scrutinising all gp referrals, can be inefficient, cost more to run than any potential saving, but crucially, in the process, delaying patient care. referral management centres are used by one third of england's clinical commissioning groups. there are 61 of them in england and wales. gatekeeping what are often expensive, hospital—based service. we have not found similar set ups in scotland,
or northern ireland. those who commission nhs care say the system delivers value for money. we don't want to squander any money, we have limited resources, so it is really important the resource we have we spend most effectively, and get the best value for our population. referral management is, for now, a relatively small part of efforts to manage rising demand, but its use is increasing, and that means more gps, like tracey‘s, are likely to see their decisions scrutinised and even overturned. jenny walrond, bbc news. well, with me is our health editor, hugh pym. can we say whether or not these referral centres a re can we say whether or not these referral centres are good for patients? i think the jury is out. it may come as a surprise, to a lot of people, that when they go and see agpin of people, that when they go and see a gp in certain areas of england and the gp says is i am going to recommend referring do you a
specialist, to take a closer look, that that decision is then vetted by another organisation, sometimes a private company. that is what this is about. the advocates of this system say at a some time of demand on the nhs services and a finite budget teleis no harm in taking a second look because once you put a patient into a path —— pathway it does cost money, and all this is is a second opinion, the critics say, though, yes, it is clinically based but it can lead to delay, it can be an administrative thing, calling for more paperwork, that is not in the interest of the patient if it delays treatment and the whole thing is is a bureaucratic nightmare, and isn't saving money. ithink a bureaucratic nightmare, and isn't saving money. i think talking to people involved in the management of these scheme, they say in theory it isa these scheme, they say in theory it is a good idea, in principle it is the right thing to be doing but nobody knows whether it is actually value for money so the question still remains.
thank you. and throughout the day we'll be bringing you reports on the nhs from our inside out teams, and viewers across england can also see a special programme tonight at 7.30 on on bbc one or on the iplayer. a teenager who was snatched from a hospital in hospital in florida has been reunited with her biological father. the teenager was abducted when she was just eight hours old. she was tracked down after a tip—off. the woman she thought was her real mother has been charged with kidnapping. sian grzeszcyk reports. kamiyah mobley had no reason to think gloria was her real mother and no reason to the think her own name wasn't alexis, but now she is trying to deal with the news that the person she thought was her more for all that time, is under arrest charged with kidnapping her, just after she was born, and giving her a false identity. 51—year—old gloria williams is being held in south carolina after dna
tested proved that it was baby kamiyah, snatched from hospital in 1998. police say she poseded a nurse and snuck the newborn out of the hospital starting a frantic search. at the time her real mother was distraught and desperate to find her. ijust want distraught and desperate to find her. i just want to know where my baby 5 her. i just want to know where my babysi her. i just want to know where my baby 5 i want my baby back. her. i just want to know where my baby s i want my baby back. but now, 18 years later she was delighted to be reunited with her the daughter she had never thought she would see again. and kamiyah‘s biological father was overwhelmed after meeting herfor the father was overwhelmed after meeting her for the first father was overwhelmed after meeting herfor the first time. father was overwhelmed after meeting her for the first time. you can't explain the feelings. it is hard to put it in words, it is hard to deal with this right now: we just, put it in words, it is hard to deal with this right now: wejust, like we say, we are trying to process 18 yea rs. we say, we are trying to process 18 years. it will be hard to make that up. but the man who thought he was her father, up. but the man who thought he was herfather, all this up. but the man who thought he was her father, all this time, up. but the man who thought he was herfather, all this time, is up. but the man who thought he was her father, all this time, is full of heartache. that is the name i
have for years, she is the love of my life. she said, dad i love you. she is sill my child. i love her just that much. that is not going to change, that she is is the love of my life. now it is kamiyah who has to come to terms with what has happened, with he new identity, her new family. happened, with he new identity, her new family. on friday, donald trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the united states. his election to the white house followed one of the most bitter and divisive campaigns in history, and many have questioned how the new leader will unite the country. to find out, jon kay has set off on a road trip through the heart of america — along the iconic route 45 — travelling from north to south. today, in the first of a week—long series of reports, he's in wisconsin — a state that elected mr trump by the narrowest of margins. milwaukee.
known for its harsh winters, for making cheese and beer, and now, for its role in america's fragile new politics. this is no place forfragile. junior ice hockey. this is the green bayjunior gamblers. jonathan is coaching the under—nines. he likes donald trump because he's different — a non—politician, an outsider. it goes back to an alternative that's outside of the box. a different viewpoint. he's a billionaire though, isn't he, he's a tv star, he's not exactly everyman. no, he certainly is not, but i think there's something to be said for him being able to relate to, you know, a plumber, a welder, a teacher. the state of wisconsin switched sides in this election. its large white working class electorate normally votes democrat,
but this time, they chose trump. they like giving new things a try here. mighta trump might a trump presidency end up feeling like this? your gloves are nearly as big as my hands. engineerjason is confident. after nine redundancy threats in six years, he says it's time for a businessman in the oval 0office. it will be nice to have a bit more stability in a job front, so i'm hoping from an economic stand point that trump reflects giving that stability back to the country. are you optimistic for your family? absolutely. confidence on the ice is another
matter. some of america's top ice athletes practise on this rink. i understand you like to do this thing, but you're stopping to do that. you are not doing that much as much, correct? nancy was an 0lympian and is now a coach. it's time to be a little risky. she told me donald trump can bring a winner's mind set to the white house. trump makes a decision, he gets it done. do you have any reservations about his personality? i mean, the things he said about women, for example. yes, i think everybody who is behind him has some reservation, because they really don't know the truth behind that, and they're just hoping at this point in his life he has put that behind him. wisconsin may have voted trump, but only by 1%. and some here are still struggling with the result. this is one of the most importantjobs in the world, and i'm not certain he's prepared for it. but hockey mom layla is willing to give the new president a chance, even though as a muslim she is worried by some of his comments. i tried to look at the bright side,
so, ijust, i think they have to wait and see what happens. you sound to me like you're maybe a little nervous? yes, i might be. are you prepared to support him? not quite me paired to support him but i am prepare to initiate change to support him. what does that mean? change my way of thinking, try to find the good. it is time for us to get our skates on. donald trump will be the 45th president of america so we are heading down route a5. travelling 1,000 miles hearing from voter, tomorrow we will be in chicago, to reflect on president 0bama's legacy. jon kay, bbc news, milwaukee. one of the "must see" places for millions of tourists to see
when they visit london is picadilly and its famous lights. but from today they're going to be disappointed because the lights on the famous advertising hoardings were switched off at 8:30 this morning for refurbishment. and they're going to stay off until the autumn — that's the longest time they'll have been off since the second world war. the six screens currently used are being replaced by one single giant new screen. very wet in london this morning. phil is here with a look at