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this is bbc news, i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 8pm. the prime minister insists she has the support of her cabinet after a former conservative party chairman said 30 mps want a leadership election. what i think is necessary for the country now, what the country needs is calm leadership, it's exactly what i'm providing, and providing it with the full support of my cabinet. it would be better to enable us to move on as a party by having a full leadership election i'iow. having a full leadership election now. uk productivity falls again, british workers producing less each hour than many of our developed neighbours. politicians in catalonia press ahead with plans for independence as the spanish government apologises for police violence during a referendum. after the military tensions rise between north korea and the us, this year's nobel peace prize goes to an antinuclear campaign group. also this hour, the funeral is held for one of coronation street's best loved actresses. liz dawn, who played vera duckworth for more than
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30 years, is laid to rest at salford cathedral. icame i came alone. 35 years after the original blade runner 2049 is out. we'll get mark kermode's thoughts on that and the rest of the week's best releases in the film review. good evening and welcome to bbc news. theresa may has insisted she has the full support of the cabinet to continue as prime minister. he was forced to defend herself after claims that about 30 conservative mps wanta claims that about 30 conservative mps want a leadership election. the former tory party chairman grant shapps is leading the attempt to unseat mrs may. he says five former cabinet ministers are among those
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calling for her to stand down following her speech at the party conference this week, which was plagued by a series of mishaps. 0ur deputy political editorjohn pienaar reports. if only theresa may's bodyguard could see of the political plots. that's up to her friends and to her away from westminster today, doing her best to look cool, still in charge, getting on with business. what i think is necessary for the country now, what the country needs is calm leadership, it's exactly what i'm providing, and i'm providing that with the full support of my cabinet. thank you. maybe, but not all ex—cabinet colleagues from happier times, like the former party chairman who has been outed as a plotter and admits steering mutiny. gathering names of other tory mps who want the prime minister gone and gone quickly. just over a period of time since the general election that went so badly wrong. there are quite a lot of colleagues that feel we might be better served by having a
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leadership election sooner rather than later. and this was really to try and gather those people together in order to be able to say that to her. mr schaap 's claims some 30 mps support a plan to get mrs may out and force a leadership contest including five former ministers. under tory rules it takes 48 mps to force a vote of no—confidence. if you lose is that vote she must resign. i say rebels don't have the numbers. i was in the hall when the conservative party rose as one to give her a thunderous standing ovation. i've also been in receipt of telephone calls and text messages and e—mails from people in my constituency and elsewhere saying get behind to reason. i've been able to say to them, absolutely, we all behind you. grant shapps needs 48 signatures to trigger an election for the leadership of the conservative party. he says he's got up conservative party. he says he's got up to 30, it could be eight. i suspect he hasn't got anywhere near what he needs, that's why he's doing this tantrum at the moment. by the
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time mps gather here again next week mrs may's team feel sure they will have seen of this assault, at least for now. privately among tory mps there is no longer much debate about whether mrs may will be driven out of office, just about when. few seem to truly believe she can fight on through another election. just now, she's looking so weakened that even lasting through to brexit, less than 18 months away, looks like a tall order. that accident prone speech was tough to watch, even for ministers who are thought to fancy herjob. she tried to revive her premiership and everything went wrong. watching her and ambitious collea g u es wrong. watching her and ambitious colleagues it's hard to avoid thinking avoid for what you wish for. —— careful what you wish for. the knives may be out for the prime minister but close to theresa may's home in the berkshire village of
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sunning, local butcher graham adams says he is behind the maidenhead mp even though her conference speech was beset by unfortunate distractions. you can stutter and cough, as you just saw. it's perfectly natural. it's very unfair of some of the party members do have jumped on that and seen it as a sign of weakness, i don't think it is. at sonning village hall senior citizens are keen to paint a picture of a strong prime minister. most remain loyal, saying she is doing a sterling job. despite a bad cold that many of her neighbours are also struggling with. it was certainly unfairto struggling with. it was certainly unfair to comment about the figures falling off the back, numbers falling off the back, numbers falling off the back. it had nothing to do with what she said, did it? are the trouble is that people haven't been sticking up for her, everyone's been trying... because they want to be there instead, you know. in the berkshire countryside,
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the mp for 20 years as her constituents eating out of her hand. but in every flock there is a black sheep and it's no different in sonning. i don't think she's doing a good job because she is saying they are always going to do this that and the other for the poorer people, which never happens. that's not an image shared by many in this neck of the woods. loyalty‘s the watchword here. theresa may spoke publicly for the first time at a charity coffee morning here at her maidenhead constituency and the people here who are supporting her are advising her to keep calm and carry on. sarah harris, bbc london news, sonning. we'll find out how this story is covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:40pm in the papers. joining us, net simonton assistant political editor at huffington post and joanne nadler, political commentator and former conservative advisor. productivity in the uk labour force
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fell. the office for national statistics says the outreach worker produces each hour is down 0.1%. uk productivity is now more than 15% below other major advanced economies. andy verity reports. at this cumbria glass maker growth starts with a glob of molten sand. at each stage of the process where it's melted shaped and transformed the firm analysed how to trim costs and boost the amount each worker produce, their productivity. from new glass recipes to energy—saving furnace doors. from new glass recipes to energy—saving furnace doors. that in turn can boost the amount each worker is paid. 0ur turnover has doubled and our productivity has tripled. there are small things we can do. we reduced our energy costs by 30% by changing the style of doors. furnaces didn't have doors. they were invented and designed especially for us. small change that brought about massive benefit to the company. growth in productivity like that is
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the exception, not the rule. before the financial crisis each worker produced more each year as employers invested in technology and training. it's no higher than it was a decade ago. if it had kept growing like it did before the crisis we would produce a fifth more per worker than we do now. we are not the only ones struggling to boost productivity. japan and canada produce less per worker. japan and canada produce less per worker. we are behind italy and france and far behind germany. productivity has been slipping backwards in britain since the financial crisis. that means jobs that are lower paid, that people have to work more hours on. not only that, we are slipping behind other countries. that's going to make it incredibly difficult for britain to grow, we are the slowest growing g7 economy. it will make it really difficult for brits to look forward to better jobs, to look forward to better wages. the treasury had been expecting productivity to grow, not to slump. the official forecasts look wrong leaving the chancellor with a headache. with the economy predicted
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to grow slowly the taxes won't roll in so fast, he will have less money set aside in case of emergency. and less room to manoeuvre. the chancellor had thought he would have a rainy day fund of £26 billion. money he could spend or use for tax cuts without busting his self—imposed financial targets. when official figures are revised at the next budget, much of that money won't be there. andy verity, bbc news. france's cairncross is an economist in washington, we can speak to her from there. what do you put this down to, not .i% for the second quarter? the reason it happened as far as quarter? the reason it happened as farasi quarter? the reason it happened as faras i can quarter? the reason it happened as far as i can understand is because workers have been shifting out of high productivity activities like manufacturing into rather lower productivity activities like services. but productivity has been
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flat—lining in britain now for about ten years. and there are an number of explanations that may stack up to explaining what's going on. what are they? one of those is that financial services industry, one of our biggest industries, is more subject to regulation than it was in the past. more people doing fewer things, as it were, as a result of that. it may be a good thing for all of us. but in addition to that, there has also been a big rise in there has also been a big rise in the number of people in employment in britain. and that's partly the result of immigration from the european union. that's not the whole story, but that's part of it. just having more people available may have discouraged employers from doing very much to increase productivity. the third thing that's
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happening, this is very hard to understand, to work out, is the effect of the arrival of the smartphone, the growth of the internet. the fact we can do things free that would once have been paid for. like talking to you from washington, dc which would once have cost us a lot of money. and now it's effectively free. these things make it very hard to measure the amount of change going on in the economy. that has really stumped economists who are trying to work out what's going on. what sort of trend do you expect? how do you think productivity will perform in the next quarter or two? measured productivity may continue to decline, the question is whether it means anything. whether we really are worse off when, for example, we can take videos on our phones and things. we can communicate
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effectively for free. so many new inventions that have come along as a result of the smartphone, including things like air b&b and uber which didn't exist before and effectively increase people's standard of living. even if it is hard to measure how much by. thank you very much for talking to us. police in scotla nd much for talking to us. police in scotland are investigating the death ofa scotland are investigating the death of a dive in 0rkney after body was recovered. the man was reported missing from a recreational dive boat at 4pm this afternoon. the death isn't being treated as suspicious. the man's next of kin have been informed. a man has lost his claim for damages againstan a man has lost his claim for damages against an ivf clinic after his ex—partner forged against an ivf clinic after his ex—partnerforged his against an ivf clinic after his ex—partner forged his signature against an ivf clinic after his ex—partnerforged his signature in order to have a child. the man had been seeking more than £1 million to
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pay for his daughter's private education and her wedding. helena lee reports from the high court in central london. the couple already had one child by ivf. in 2011 after they'd separated she sent him a message saying she was three months pregnant. she'd forged his signature to get a private clinic in london to defrost embryos they had created together. he says it's had a huge impact on the relationship with his daughter. he took the case to court, claiming the clinic was in breach of contract. the man was asking the clinic to pay him more than £1 million for the upbringing of his daughter, for private school fees, holidays and her wedding. thejudge said even though he's lost his case today hisjudgment said even though he's lost his case today his judgment should be seen as a complete personal and moral vindication of the father. the same, he said, cannot be said for the mother. ivf hammersmith says it has
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110w mother. ivf hammersmith says it has now tightened procedures to make sure this doesn't happen again. we're pleased the judge sure this doesn't happen again. we're pleased thejudge ruled in our favour that we weren't negligent and dismissed the case against the clinic. as a matter of law, if she forged the signature, we didn't have his written consent, but moving forward as a clinic we always contact both parties so this should never happen again. the father claimed it was never about money but justice. he does plan to appeal the decision today not to award him damages. helena lee, bbc news. catalonia's president plans to address parliament today later than planned where he may declare independence from spain. carles puigdemont was expected to address the parliament on monday before the spanish constitutional court suspended proceedings. the catalonia regional government has released what it says is the final result of the referendum. more than 90% are
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reported to have supported independence but the turnout was less tha n independence but the turnout was less than 50%. spain has also apologised for the first time two people injured during police efforts to stop the vote. this is a little of what was said. pole i said this very clearly before. they were following order. they weren't order to avoid an illegal vote, they were ordered to cease ballot boxes. if there were any incidents, and there were, and if people were injured, evidently we are all sorry. the government wants to make an appeal in orderfor mr puigdemont to return to legality and within the legal framework. as we have always said, within the respect of the law, we can talk and we can have a conversation. the spokesman for the spanish government... pedro schwartz is a former spanish mp and now economics
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professor in madrid. thank you for joining us on bbc news. how likely is it, do you think, that catalonia will declare independence next tuesday? well, it would be a dangerous move, because the constitutional court has said that parliament could not convene to discuss such a thing and that any resolution on unilateral independence would be void and now. and could have no effect. also, if they did go ahead, the people who proclaimed unilateral independence after the constitution court has said they shouldn't could face penal proceedings. what can spain do to put an end to it all? the only way
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to do so is for the catalan government to pull back from the move they've made. disobeying the constitution and disobeying the courts. 0ne after the other. if they do that, the government has said there might be talks, especially talks about the economic arrangement with catalonia. that is a possibility but only if they give up the idea of proclaiming independence unilaterally will that happen, will the conversation start. the consequences of the rumour that there will be a unilateral independence proclamation has had its effect on the public debt of catalonia and its effect also on companies wanting to leave catalonia and move their domicile, especially banks. the spanish government has 110w banks. the spanish government has
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now apologised for the injuries caused in that violence when police tried to stop the vote. how careful do you think mariano rajoy will be 110w do you think mariano rajoy will be now to make sure that the situation remains calm? the situation will not remains calm? the situation will not remain calm, i don't think, because it hasn't been. it's been government from the street, not government from the authorities. we've seen pictures on tv of many thousands of people gathering together, asking for independence, also shouting at police. trying to get them out of where they live now. the police have been brought into catalonia. its power in the street. that's making life very difficult. what is now being realised in catalonia is that if independence is proclaimed, and
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successfully, they will have to leave the european union. and banks who want to be under the morale of the european central bank have been leaving catalonia. 0ne bank has moved to alicante. and airbnb has moved to alicante. and airbnb has moved to alicante. and airbnb has moved to inaudible . all catalans moved to inaudible . all catala ns realise moved to inaudible . all catalans realise if they are independent they will have to leave the european union for quite a long time. —— caixa has moved. surely the spanish government must think very carefully about using such heavy—handed tactics in future. they could have let the referendum go ahead and said, we don't recognise the result. yes, but the courts had given orders, the courts in catalonia had given orders that
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the referendum shouldn't go ahead, so the referendum shouldn't go ahead, so the government, that is the police, the two polices under the government, tried to stop that referendum. the court wanted it stopped and the government or police tried to obey it. and the way they did it. if they do proclaim unilateral independence on tuesday, then they will be in breach of the order of the constitutional court. instead of sending in the police, simply, the government would say you have no power now. and you may have to face penal procedure is, proceedings, because you haven't got the constitutional court. we appreciate you talking to us, thank you very much. a full round—up now from bbc sport centre with lizzie. wales are a step closer to reaching the world cup
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finals after winning their penultimate qualifying match tonight. their 1—0 win over georgia with a 25 yard strike. the first time wales have won without gareth bale forfour years. time wales have won without gareth bale for four years. they are second in group djust behind serbia, who play austria now. that game is 1—1 and they are just ahead of ireland who play on monday. they play them on monday because ireland are playing now. wales's main rivals for the second place play—off position. they are beating moldova 2—0. stephen ward's cross finished off by daryl murphy. ward crossing for murphy to head in a second. ireland leading 2—0 with around 35 minutes on the clock in dublin. it is how group the stands, wales second on 17 points. republic of ireland just behind them. that's 13 at the
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moment, it'll be 16 after the match tonight. serbia is currently drawing with austria so it could be interesting, though serbia, most people assume, will top the group and guarantee their place in russia next year. they play moldova on monday so you would imagine they will win that one. second place doesn't guarantee a play—off place, only eight play—off spots and nine groups. on the day it was announced ben stokes would be travelling to australia with the rest of the ashes squad just yet, the ecb have admitted they have had to find three other england players regarding an off pitch incident. stokes is still being investigated after being arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm on a night out in bristol last month. the ecb are yet to decide whether the all—rounder will play any part in the ashes series, though they've awarded him a central contract. jonny bairstow, jake ball and liam plunkett have been fined for unprofessional conduct following the same one—day match against the west indies in
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bristol in separate incidents. amidst the uncertainty over ben stokes steven finn has been called to the ashes squad as an extra bowler. he'll stay in australia for the full five matches. tommy fleetwood has broken the course record at carnoustie, scoring 63 on his second round of the alfred dunhill links championship to claim a share of the halfway lead. he's 11 under par alongside defending champion tyrrell hatton. rory‘s chances of ending his frustrating year on a chances of ending his frustrating yearona win chances of ending his frustrating year on a win are very slim. he's 11 shots back. quite a bit of rugby union action going on this evening. in the aviva premiership harlequins are playing sale at home and thrashing and 21—0. there are four matches in the guinness pro12. the cheaters are beating glasgow 15—10. edinburgh10—5 up cheaters are beating glasgow 15—10. edinburgh 10—5 up against zebre. the
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by edinburgh 10—5 up against zebre. the rugby league season officially comes to an end tomorrow when leeds take on castleford in the grand final. castleford finished top for the first time in 91 years but will have to do it without star striker zak hardakerfor their debut to do it without star striker zak hardaker for their debut in the grand final after he was dropped for a breach of club rules, in contrast, leeds are seven times winners. kevin sinfield the captain says experience will be a huge advantage. it'll have a huge impact. it's really sad because he's one of the star players, man of steel contender, which was announced weekend. he got beaten by scrum—half luke gale. it's disappointing because we want to see the stars play. he's been outstanding for castleford this year. it provides an opportunity for somebody else, one of those castleford players who probably got told mid week he will be playing this weekend will be full of excitement and raring to go to play well for castleford. interestingly, leeds haven't beaten castleford in the last eight games against them.
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so... but castleford have never beaten leeds in a majorfinal. so many different stories in and around this game, it'll be a brilliant one. kevin sinfield there. that is the sport, more in an hour. join us. and anti nuclear arms group has won the annual nobel peace prize with the annual nobel peace prize with the awarding committee in oslo saying the risk from such weapons is atan saying the risk from such weapons is at an all—time high. the international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons say they are elated by the honour. in announcing the winners, the nobel committee said there was a risk more countries such as north korea to procure nuclear weapons. paul adams reports. this is the fifth time the nobel committee has rewarded a group campaigning against nuclear weapons. for an organisation that's only been around ten years and has a relatively low profile, it's a big boost. we can abolish nuclear weapons. the norwegian nobel committee has decided to award
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the nobel peace prize for 2017 to the international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons. ican. the organisation is receiving the award for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons. more than 60 years after the world's first dreadful display of nuclear power, the nobel committee says the risks are once again growing. this year's series of provocative moves by north korea the most obvious and troubling example. ican brings together hundreds of non—governmental groups around the world.
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their efforts rewarded this summer with the first legally binding agreement outlawing nuclear weapons. 122 countries have signed on. none of the nuclear powers. it's long—term work. getting rid of nuclear weapons isn't going to happen overnight. the treaty is meant to make it harder to justify nuclear weapons, to make it uncomfortable for states to continue with status quo, to put more pressure on them. that isn't going to happen overnight, of course. they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. it is notjust the weapons themselves. the group says fiery rhetoric could lead to what it calls unspeakable horror. some will question the feasibility of ridding the world of all nuclear weapons, but the nobel committee says this is a good moment to revitalise that debate. paul adams, bbc news. the funeral of liz dawn, coronation street's vera duckworth for 34 yea rs, street's vera duckworth for 34 years, has been held at salford
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cathedral. she died last week at the age of 77. judith moritz reports. to herfamily she was mum and gran, but to millions she was vera. salford cathedral isn't far from the corrie cobbles where liz dawn made her name. and from where her cast mates came to say goodbye. carry on doing what you're doing. show them you've got principle! jack and vera duckworth were one of tv‘s most enduring double acts, on screen for more than 30 years. now i can say i'm going to bingo and then i might go for a drink after. i can't think of another coronation street character who is as strong as vera duckworth was. what a great comedy couple they were. there will never be another jack and vera. they were amazing, legends. very dear friend and you're all part of one family. absolutely we are. and it's times like this that you really understand that. she'll be looking down now and just saying, "eh, that were nice."
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do you know, don't he talk posh. liz dawn worked in factories herself before becoming an actress. she was often funny but always believable. that was her saying, wasn't it? ta—ra, chuck. rita and shirley are long—time vera fans. they came to pay their respects and remember the highlights. and when she had the house clad and everything, didn't she? yeah, yeah, she did. admiring my stone cladding, are you? well, it's certainly eye—catching. the laughter, the tears, the arguments she had and everything, because that's what goes on in real life, isn't it? they closed coronation street today as liz dawn's real and screen families came together to remember the soap legend they loved. judith moritz, bbc news, salford. time for a look at the weather forecast with darren.
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a cloudy weekend on the way, cloud invading the skies from the north west today. here we see outbreaks of rain, strengthening wind as well. those wins will tend to push that patchy, mostly light rain further south into england and wales. sharon was following behind. as a result it'll be milder than last night, nine or 10 degrees. this rain across southern areas mailing it in the far south—west. showers in scotland and northern ireland continuing but eastern scotland and england cielo sunshine. in between areas of rain we could get some chang in south wales and central and southern england, boosting temperatures to 1617 degrees, not bad for this time of year. similar temperatures on sunday. if you nuisance showers around western scotland but brighter skies further east across scotland, down the eastern side of england, and we may see hazy sunshine across south wales and southern england. the prime minister insists she has
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the support of her cabinet after a former conservative chairman said at least 30 mps want a leadership election. what i think is necessary for the country now, what the country needs is calm leadership, that's exactly what i'm providing, and i'm providing that with the full support of my cabinet. uk productivity falls again — british workers are producing less each hour than those in france or germany. politicians in catalonia press ahead with plans to declare independence — as the spanish government apologises for police violence during the referendum. after military tensions rise between north korea and the us, this year's nobel peace prize has been awarded to a charity campaigning foran end to nuclear weapons. the funeral has been held at salford cathedral for liz dawn, the actress who was vera duckworth in coronation street. for more than 30 years. they know
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you're here. i came alone. and stay with us here on the bbc news channel for a review of the new blade runner movie — in 15 minutes we'll have that and the rest of the week's releases, with mark kermode in the film review. as we've been hearing, president trump is planning to abandon the nuclear deal with iran — according to reports in washington. if he does, it could pave to way for congress to re—impose economic sanctions on iran. mr trump claims the iranians haven't lived up to the spirit of the agreement. a quick line of news regarding military sales of hardware by the us government, it has approved the sale to saudi arabia of the advanced terminal high—altitude defence missile system, for $15 billion, a
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statement from the state department said this soilfurthers statement from the state department said this soil furthers us statement from the state department said this soilfurthers us national security —— this sale. and it also secures the safety of the middle east in the face of iranian nuclear threat. earlier our north america correspondent, nick bryant, spoke to us from washington and explained what the president could choose to do next. i think he's going to do —— decertified the iranian nuclear deal, but that doesn't mean it is ripped up. part of his strategy is not only to pursue the america first foreign policy, but also a rollback of 0bama policy abroad and at home, and the iranian nuclear deal was a signature achievement of barack 0bama and he achieved it as a great foreign policy successful stop donald trump would like to rip it up, but it is not for him to do that. if he decertified as it goes to congress and they have 60 days to decide whether or not to reimpose sanctions that were lifted under this agreement, sanctions relief is
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why iran signed up to it, but i'm not sure congress will do that, there are enough republicans who think this deal is in the national interest to keep america, not to reimpose sanctions, and other donald trump will signal his disposal, he won't succeed in ripping up this accord. where will this leave him in terms of being out of step with international partners who are part of those negotiations? he is out of step with a lot of people on this for them the european union today said you have got to abide by the terms, not least because iran is, it is working, they are complying with this nuclear agreement. you hear similar things said on capitol hill, not just similar things said on capitol hill, notjust on similar things said on capitol hill, not just on democrats similar things said on capitol hill, notjust on democrats who were supportive of the deal in the first place, but some of the republicans who were sceptical. you also hear those voices within the trump administration, is national security team, people like james mattis, mad
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dog as he is called, the former general, the defence secretary, it thinks it is in the national interest to remain within this deal. there is lobbying going on, i have to tell you, from eu ambassadors including the british ambassador, they have been on capitol hill st congressmen and senators, don't withdraw america from this deal, don't reimpose sanctions, and i think their calls are being heard with a receptive audience for the what are they saying in iran? they have said if america ripped up the accord, they would immediately re—energise their nuclear programme and that is another reason why many of america's partners don't think it would be wise to end this landmark agreement. nick bryant, in washington. more now on the rumours of a leadership challenge against theresa may, galvanised by calls for her to resign by a former conservative chairman. the prime minister says she has the ‘full support‘ of her cabinet, and many of her mps have been quick to agree.
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it's the latest episode in a turbulent year for the prime minister — let's take a look at some of the bumps in the road. it all began with her u—turn on social care spending during the election campaign. "nothing has changed , " she repeatedly declared, but many disagreed. she'd called the election in the hope of a resounding victory — instead, she lost the slim majority she had inherited. she made it back to number 10, but only after doing a deal with the dup. a few days later, came the visit to grenfell tower, which had been devastated by a blaze that shocked the world. but she was met with boos, and accusations she hadn't met any of the victims. then last month, that borisjohnson article, the foreign secretary was seen by some to be undermining mrs may's authority, others saw it as a thinly veiled leadership challenge. and this week, a conference speech which will be hard to forget, as the prime minister faced setbacks outside her control, first a prankster, then a coughing fit, and a slogan which fell apart as she spoke. earlier i spoke to our political
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correspondent iain watson. he began by talking about the reaction to grant shapps‘ actions. certainly it's not very popular with many of his colleagues at the moment, there's a conservative what's that application for mps and that has been full of abuse erected at grant shapps. —— directed. mps are using words like crazy and mad, not to describe by any means his state of mind, but actually to say, politics as in comedy is totally reliant on timing, getting things right, it matters when you do something, and they feel by going over the top now, what grant shapps is doing is providing a level of dangerfor the party is doing is providing a level of danger for the party because this is the middle of the brexit negotiations and this might be strengthening the hand of eu negotiators if theresa may looks wea ker negotiators if theresa may looks weaker and it could be boosting the popularity ofjeremy corbyn if the
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party looks divided. they think the timing is wrong. plenty of conservative mps fear that theresa may should not be fighting the next election and would like her to go after the brexit negotiations are completed but there are few who want her to go right now and punch the party into a three leadership contest. party into a three leadership co ntest. — — party into a three leadership contest. —— plunge. there are still supporters of grant shapps, although some of them are staying pretty quiet. she is in no imminent danger is evidenced by the lack of grant shapps supporters during the time at the moment, but some have said off the moment, but some have said off the record they sing in any case theresa may is finished, it is not if, but when. some say it is better to get this done sooner, but in terms of numbers the level of support he has, farfewer than terms of numbers the level of support he has, far fewer than the level of m ps support he has, far fewer than the level of mps who are required to trigger a leadership contest, you need 48 to call for no confidence in theresa may, and at best, he has
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around 30. that was our political correspondent. a former television actor who committed sex offences against three teenage girls was today spared a prison sentence. joseph shade was best known for playing peter beale in the tv drama, eastenders. but as the sentence was handed down at norwich crown court, two of his victims shouted out in protest, at what they believe is a lenient sentence. alex dunlop reports. for sick shoes he was a child star on one tv‘s biggest soaps, today the former child actor knows he is lucky not to be behind bars —— six years for the as a youth worker he abused his position of trust and three women still bear the trauma, a troubled teenager himself, joseph shade was helped by the project in north norfolk, it was featured in abc east documentary. this is where the magic happens. in 2012 when he turned 18, they gave him a job,
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helping look after vulnerable children and they also made sure he was properly trained to do the job. but a year later he started sending sexually explicit text messages and photos of himself to three vulnerable teenage girls, he asked them to have sex with him and he touched one of them inappropriately, and as soon as the project heard of his offences they immediately alerted the police. two years on, a judge took into account his guilty plea and his age and immaturity at the time and gave him an 18 month risen sentence suspended for two yea rs, risen sentence suspended for two years, will be allowed to work with children forfive years, will be allowed to work with children for five years and faces 150 hours of unpaid work. in court two of his victims shouted to the judge, where is thejustice two of his victims shouted to the judge, where is the justice for us? these women have waived their right to anonymity. where is the justice? we get moaned for not standing up and speaking, and then we stand up and speaking, and then we stand up and speaking, and then we stand up and speak and what happens? that is not justice for the two—year suspended sentence, so he goes out
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in the public and what stops him from reoffending question not they did this to us because we are vulnerable and we always have been and he knows how tough our life was, and he knows how tough our life was, and now it is like we could never trust anyone again. it is like we feel dirty all the time, he should not be allowed out. he should be locked up. joseph shade has no previous convictions and in court today to his barrister he admitted what he had done and he said it was wrong and you felt he was at this depth at the time and he was emerging from a very difficult period. you may have walked free from court but as the judge reminded him, he has a two—yearjail sentence hanging over his head —— he may have walked. ryanair chief executive michael 0'leary has written to the airline's pilots to offer
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them better pay and conditions. it follows the airline being forced to cancel thousands of flights in recent weeks. in a letter to pilots, mr 0'leary also apologised for changes that caused disruption to their rotas and holidays — urging them not to leave the airline. the bbc has learned that the royal navy may retire the two warships it uses to land troops during a conflict — as part of a new cost—cutting drive. retired senior officers fear the move would reduce the navy's fighting capability. the ministry of defence says no decisions have been taken. all this week a group of women in tech and academia have taken up the 100 women challenge — to come up with a product to help women in the workplace. along with two mobile phone apps, one of the women involved, product designer roya ramezani has come up with an eye—catching way to portray everyday examples of workplace sexism.
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nuala mcgovern went to silicon valley to see the results of all the hard work. behind this door is some of the work that roya and her team have been creating, inventing, throughout this week. it is something that is meant to help with a solution to bro culture, to raise awareness. she also talked about bringing men and women into this particular project. i'm really excited to see what it is. and it is just beyond this door. oh, my goodness. it's huge! 0k, bbc, 100 women. we saw some of the laser printing earlier, and let's see what's on the other side. there is the hashtag "me too". and so this is some of the painting and spray painting. what does sexism sound like? and then we've got a map of the world. so this is what was going on behind those closed doors of roya's team. i do wonder, what's next? and here it is on the streets of silicon valley.
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we have our two first people trying out roya's invention to help smash the glass ceiling. there is a story that is told, the same story by a man and by a woman. and let's see what they think. it was very interesting because i first heard... so there was a guy saying, "i have to take my two—month—old baby to work because i don't have paternity leave." and then he said, "i still feel like i'm pregnant." and then after that, a woman said the same thing, so it was very different. it was kind of weird hearing a guy say that. do you want a word, maybe? yeah, do you have a word to describe your feeling right now? i have to think about it a little bit. what did you think about what you heard? yes, i heard a male and then a female state about how you don't need to say anything, you just need to wear something that looks attractive and just stand there.
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and it was very interesting hearing it from a woman, which i think as a female is kind of relatable. ok, so thought—provoking and relatable. thank you so much. and now it's time for the film review. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is mark kermode. so mark, what do we have this week? we have blade runner 2049, the eagerly awaited sequel to blade runner. the glass castle, starring brie larsen.


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