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hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm jane dougall. an upset at the us open as the world number one and defending champion says goodbye to the chance to defend her title. tonight at ten... racism rears it's ugly head again, this time in italy the prime minister has signalled as romelu lukaku says players he will try to calla general have to take a stand. election, if mps vote to stop a no—deal brexit. an emergency meeting of the cabinet was called this afternoon — they were told that october 14th another reshuffle for england, was the date being considered. but were willjoe denly bat? as conservative mps were being entertained both sides train at old trafford in the garden of number ten — borisjohnson urged colleagues not to side with the opposition. ahead of the fourth test. i don't want an election, you don't want an election. let's get on with the people's agenda. a few yards away in whitehall protesters accused the prime minister of mounting a coup — as labour said it welcomed the prospect of a general election. bury fans are continuing to fight for their club,
with crisis talks being held to try to find a way to get the club back i will be delighted when the election comes. i'm ready for it, you're ready for it. into the football league. we're ready for it. we'll take that message out fan groups have met with local mps there and above all, we will win for the people and the mayor of manchester of this country! to try to secure a future for bury, we'll have the latest on the day's events which was expelled from the league at the start of a pivotal week in the brexit process. after financial difficulties and the other main stories tonight: and a buyer pulling out at the 11th hour. hurricane dorian batters the bahamas with thousands of homes destroyed. a man admits the manslaughter of three—year—old alfie lamb by crushing him behind his car seat. we recognise that the mismanagement of the club has put bury in this and coming up on sportsday on bbc news. the world number one says goodbye situation, we understand that the football league has to take action to defending her us open title. but we think that it is harsh. what naomi osaka is out after we have developed as a proposal to losing in straight sets. persuade the other clubs that bury should remain a football league club, entering lead to. last season the italian football authorities were heavily criticised for failing to deal with racist abuse. supporters targetting black
players during matches. yesterday, the former good evening from downing street, manchester united striker romelu lu ka ku scored at the start of a hugely significant for his new club, inter milan, at week in the brexit process. cagliari. earlier today the prime minister emerged from number ten to urge mps not to try to delay you can hear the monkey chants from a section the brexit process. of the crowd as he took the penalty that proved and he hinted that if they did, the result could be a general to be the winner. election, though he claimed he wasn't keen on that prospect. borisjohnson was aiming his remarks primarily at some conservative colleagues, who are ready to join forces with the opposition this week, to prevent a no—deal brexit. the prime minister was speaking after an emergency cabinet meeting here in downing street, as our political editor laura kuenssberg reports. there is certainly an issue. other players have been racially abused in recent seasons. boris, boris... out, out, out. now let's round up some of today's other football news and behind the gates, the prime minister it's the transfer deadline for scotland and leagues one and two stepping forward, perhaps to stoke
it up. the official —like turn is only deployed for moments that matter. not that he wants to admit it, there might be an election on the way. as we come to the brexit deadline, i am encouraged by the process we are making but if they're one thing could hold us back from these talks is the sense in brussels that mps might find some way to cancel the referendum all that tomorrow, mps will vote withjeremy corbyn for yet another pointless delay. opposition and some tory mps wa nt delay. opposition and some tory mps want emergency votes to make it impossible for him to take us out of the european union without a deal. number ten is trying everything to stop them. if they do, they will plainly chop the legs out from under the uk position and make any further negotiation absolutely impossible. there are no circumstances in which i will ask brussels to delay. we are
leaving on the 31st of october, no ifs or buts. lets let our negotiators get on with their work without that sort of damocles over the next and without an election, without an election. i don't want an election. you don't want an election. you don't want an election. he might have rushed back in without it coming from his lips, but if mps change the law this week, it is clear the like turn will be out to call an election within days. did the prime ministerjust announced the general election without announcing a general election? he is not ready to spell it out but it is as clear as day from senior sources, if rebel mps defeat number ten this week, they are ready to call a rapid election on october the 14th. while demonstrators were at the front, tory mps wear out the back, being should be used in the number ten garden. ignore the charm and threats
and there will be an election called and there will be an election called and some brexiteers tonight are right behind the prime minister.m is disappointing the same mps who appear not to have recognised and respected the referendum results are not respecting the fact boris johnson is now prime minister and he had a huge mandate from the membership. he doesn't want an early general election, wants to everybody to get behind him as he negotiates the exit from the european union. but many of the likely conservative rebels will not be persuaded, even if it means being chucked out of their own party. my job is to represent my community and i am going to stand firm in doing that. they are concerned about the damage of no deal to the economy and i think rather than almost attacking mps who are representing their constituents' concerns, the better thing to do would be to addressing those fees properly for a change.” wa nt those fees properly for a change.” want to introduce you to the socialist who will go into number ten ina
socialist who will go into number ten in a matter of weeks, jeremy corbyn. it is notjust up to the tories. labour is rallying to the cause of preventing us from leaving without a deal and technically they could stand in the way of calling an election. their leader didn't sound much like he would try to stop one tonight. when the election comes, i am ready for it, you are ready for it, we will take the message out there and we will win for the people of this country. we will defeat this lot and bring about the sense of justice and equality. that is what oui’ justice and equality. that is what our movement justice and equality. that is what oui’ movement was justice and equality. that is what our movement was founded to achieve. sa lfo rd , our movement was founded to achieve. salford, thank you very much. although some labour mps and voices from the party's past one an election before we leave the eu could simply be a number ten trick. jeremy corbyn has behaved responsibly and if he continues to put the country first, it will benefit the country and himself. he can now play a decisive role in how brexit develops. but he should see
an election before brexit is decided for the elephant trap that it is. at the other end of the spectrum, the qualified offer of support from the brexit party if the tories go for no deal, they won't gobble up their votes. tories, you cannot win without us. boris, if you do the right thing and we support you, you will be a national hero in the history of this nation. downing street might have welcomed its newest resident today, a rescue dog adopted by the prime minister and his partner. but how long he and his owners call this home, may soon be a question that is answered by us all. that was laura kuenssberg reporting, i will be talking to laura in a moment. so as we heard, mps
will return to house of commons tomorrow when the latest legislative move will take place, to try to block a no—deal brexit. and if that succeeds, downing street is signalling that the prime minister would then try to call for a general election. our chief political correspondent vicki young has been looking at how the next few days and weeks could unfold. westminster‘s preparing for a huge parliamentary battle. tomorrow, mps return from their summer break, and they're going to ask the speaker for an emergency debate and vote, which they hope will allow them to take control of business in the house of commons. then on wednesday, borisjohnson has his first prime minister's questions. that will be followed by the chancellor laying out the spending round, where he will announce more money for public services. then mps will try to change the law, forcing borisjohnson to ask for a delay to brexit, if a deal hasn't gone through parliament. at some point during the week, the house of lords would have to approve that as well. so, what happens next? well, the uk is due to leave the eu on 31st october.
borisjohnson says that will happen even if there is no deal. but if mps have managed to change the law, then brexit could be delayed, although the prime minister says he'd refuse do that, so we could be heading towards a general election. vicki young, bbc news, westminster. our political editor laura kuenssberg is here. let's ask the direct question, what are the chances of a general election? number ten is adamant they don't want to do it but they might have to do it and it is the biggest role of the dice any prime minister, let alone one who has only been in office for a few weeks, has to make. but first of all, the alliance of rebel tory mps and opposition mps getting together in the house of commons tomorrow, they have to defeat the government to trigger number ten moving to try to get an election. that is not inevitable,
the numbers might be quite tight, but it is highly likely and a lot of the rebels i have been speaking to are very confident indeed although things could change. the second thing, if it were to happen, number ten would have to persuade two thirds of mps in the house of commons they should go to the country. again, that is not impossible. jeremy corbyn indicating very strongly, he would be likely to go for it but there are plenty of mps who are wondering about whether or not boris johnson mps who are wondering about whether or not borisjohnson and his collea g u es or not borisjohnson and his colleagues have laid a trap so it is not a foregone conclusion. that said, whether it is by the end of this week or not, there is a drumbeat of inevitability about this. one cabinet minister said to me tonight, it is like brexit is the rock, the lack of majority in parliament is the hard place and sooner or parliament is the hard place and sooner or later, they will crash into each other. laura kuenssberg, thank you very much. a government public information campaign is underway, costing £100 million, urging people and businesses to make sure they are ready for brexit.
it comes as new figures show that uk manufacturing output fell last month, by the fastest rate in seven years. the data firm, markit, says this is partly because of political uncertainty and global trade tensions. so how prepared for brexit are firms across the uk? our business editor simon jack has been finding out. the uk and the eu's deep trading relationship was on display today at this food fair in london. uk firms are being urged to prepare themselves for a no—deal brexit, as the most expensive government advertising campaign in history was launched this week. in all the newspapers today, new campaign, they're spending £100 million on this, telling you to get ready for brexit. we are not ready and the rest of europe isn't ready. we are trying to export at the moment into europe and none of the european distributors will touch us until brexit has either gone through or not, so it's a really difficult time for us at the moment.
we just want some clarity. you know, importing, we've got to think like, how is it going to affect us price—wise? how is it going to affect us down the line? so that is really the uncertainty. we don't know how the products are going to come into this country. i think we are prepared in terms of where we are in the stage of our sort of business, as i say, it is a small start—up. so, for now, brexit ready, yes? brexit ready, yes. yeah, bring it on. can we have a go? you want to start it? for the confused and unprepared, help is at hand. a new online questionnaire generates a compa ny—specific list of things you need to do. tea merchant ricky qatari filled it out and we looked at the results. set up a duty deferment account to pay your customs duty. do you have one of those? no. no? duty deferment account? do you even know what that is? no. me neither. in total, there were 25 steps ricky needs to take to prepare. some of which the government's website says will take more than four weeks. time ricky would rather spend in other ways. it's quite scary. the amount of items i've got to look
at or potentially employ someone to now work with me on to get these things all resolved in time. we are busy with trade shows and meeting clients, trying to continue with the business. i think this is going to take some time to really go through. so some businesses here say they've done all they can, others say they feel very underprepared. most of them, frankly, don't know whether they are prepared for a no—deal brexit but there is a general level of frustration that businesses are being asked to spend time and money on preparing for something that officially the government doesn't even want. two months isn't long, but it's long enough to make a difference, according to the founder of a small business network. small businesses have got two months to prepare and one of the big reasons why they haven't been doing any planning up until now is because they haven't known the answers to the questions they had. they didn't know for what they were planning. we still don't but what the government is saying today is if you have a good, fit business, you will be in a much better position to get through brexit. the government's £100 million
campaign message is simple. when it comes to brexit preparation, it's crunch time. simon jack, bbc news. borisjohnson insisted today that there was no way he would ask the eu for another brexit extension. our europe editor katya adler is in brussels. the prime minister is saying if he is defeated in parliament on the no deal scenario that would weaken his hand in negotiations with the eu. how is that seen in brussels? that is the theory of the prime minister but i have spoken to no one in eu circles is not a politician or diplomat who really agrees with him. we heard the prime minister again and again assisting the uk negotiating power now lies in a credible no deal thread but actually that alone is not enough because eu
leaders believe borisjohnson is serious about and no—deal brexit but that alone does not make them change the brexit withdrawal agreement. they're waiting for him and his team to come up with concrete alternative proposals in the eu insists that so far they have seen nothing at all. so we hear the prime minister saying he is stepping up brexit negotiations and his main eu envoy comes backwards and forwards to brussels, expected here again on wednesday, but eu leader have refused to call these negotiations because of the absence of new uk proposals on the table and from the eu perspective again that is the main uk negotiating weakness right now not the challenge to the prime from political opponents back home. and let me ask you about this talk today of the possibility of an early general election, how would that change things in brussels?“ general election, how would that change things in brussels? if that election were to be held before the uk leaves the eu than for the eu
leaders like angela merkel of germany that would be good news because at the moment the prime minister is asking the eu to make big compromises over the brexit deal but he cannot guarantee to the eu that if they way to make that compromise the new brexit deal would definitely get through parliament. hejust does not definitely get through parliament. he just does not have those parliamentary numbers so if you hold a general election and get a co mforta ble a general election and get a comfortable majority that would certainly give his demands for eu compromise much more credibility. that said are you aware of precisely what brexit deal compromise could be a cce pta ble what brexit deal compromise could be acceptable to the uk and the eu? we are ina acceptable to the uk and the eu? we are in a situation where an election may be looming but a solution for example to the backstop is nowhere in sight yet. thank you very much, katya adler with the latest in brussels. we'll have more from downing street later in the programme — but for now — it's back to ben in the studio.
hurricane dorian has caused "unprecedented" devastation in the bahamas according to its prime minister. there's been severe flooding and winds of up to 200 miles an hour. 13,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed. it's a slow—moving hurricane — which was classified as a category 5 when it hit land yesterday — making it the second—strongest atlantic storm on record. it's now weakened to a category 4 — but remains extremely dangerous — with winds of up to 155 miles per hour — and possible storm surges of up to 7 metres, that's 23 feet. the hurricane is now moving towards the east coast of america and carrying on upwards — with florida, georgia, north and south carolina all declaring states of emergency. our correspondent aleem maqbool reports from florida. life overnight was changed in the
bahamas by the strongest storm ever recorded here in africa. large areas of the low islands totally submerged. when switching more than i had submerged. when switching more than ihada 60 submerged. when switching more than i had a 60 miles an hour with olsson surges recorded up to 23 feet high. scraps of footage posted online as the hurricane barrelled through, before power and communications went down, painting a terrifying picture. please, pray for us. pray for abaco, please, i'm begging you. my baby's only four months old, so please pray for us. the roof of the apartment block of the mother who took this video had been ripped off. she was clinging to the side of the building with her baby. some people, the water just took them. there has as yet been no update unhurt safety at no official for casualties. we have reports of casualties, we
have reports of bodies being seen. we cannot confirm those reports until we go out and have a look for ourselves. that is the water hitting the front, extremely high. we are already flooded out. that is my kitchen. the water is in here. it has to be about 20 feet from the ground. among those helplessly watching the waters rise the minister of agriculture who filmed this. aid agencies say up to 13,000 times could have been destroyed as the storm moves through the bahamas at some point atjust one mile an hour. it could be days until help which is many and as well as fears about lives lost and those
injured, there are concerns that food and clean drinking water will be hard to come by. this is now the fourth year in a row in which there has been a category 5 hurricane in the atlantic, a record in the modern era, with experts attributing the increased frequency of these weather events to climate change. and dorian now heads towards florida, with projections this storm could remain hurricane strength for as much as another five days. well it is about 100 miles away from here in florida. not that you can tell from looking around at some airports have now been closed in florida and compulsory evacuation orders are also in place. wejust heard no tornee update from the national hurricane centre just a few minutes ago and they said the eye of the storm currently passing over grand bahama is now stationary and not moving at all and that means that those people on the bahamas who
have already felt the impact of this hurricane for many hours are going to feel it for many hours more through the night until it moves off to come in this direction which is leading to increased concerns of the potential for loss of life in the bahamas. let's take a look at some of today's other news. the giant steel company tata is closing its orb electrical steels factory in newport in south wales. tata said it couldn't afford the £50 million upgrade needed to make the plant viable to produce steel for electric vehicles. it said it hoped to redeploy the 380 workers affected in its other welsh plants. comedian and actor kevin hart is recovering in hospital with serious back injuries after his vintage car crashed into a ditch in los angeles. hart — known for films such as "jumanji" and "the secret life of pets" — was a passenger in the car which was being driven
by his financee at the time. here, dame barbara windsor met borisjohnson at downing street this afternoon to discuss dementia. the carry on and eastenders actress, was diagnosed five years ago with alzheimer's — a disease that causes dementia. she delivered a letter to the prime minister signed by 100,000 people calling for better care for fellow sufferers. more than 30 people are missing — feared dead after their boat caught fire off the coast of california. the vessel — thought to have been used for scuba diving — put out a mayday call in the early hours of the morning. five crew members got on deck and managed to escape before the fire took hold. fire department crews were fighting the fire when the vessel sank, 20 yards offshore, in 64 feet of water. five people were evacuated aboard a good samaritan pleasure craft, known as the great escape. currently, 3a people aboard the vessel are unaccounted for. a man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter
of a three—and—a—half—year—old boy, who was crushed behind a car seat in february last year. stephen waterson, who is 26, had denied any involvement in the death of alfie lamb at an earlier trial, in which the jury was unable to reach a verdict. richard lister was in court. alfie lamb, described in court as the loveliest child you could ever meet, but his mother, adriane hoare, had taken him from one chaotic home to the next and alfie's father figure, stephen waterson, was an angry, controlling man with a history of violence. these are the last images of alfie, struggling to keep up with waterson and hoare on a shopping trip. they're with two more adults and another child, who all lived in waterson's flat. they seem almost oblivious to alfie and he's about to be placed in the rear footwell of waterson's overloaded car, between hoare's feet, for the drive home. by the time they arrived back at their flat here in croydon, it was clear something
was very wrong. during the journey, stephen waterson had become annoyed with alfie crying, and pushed his seat back against him. when they pulled the little boy out of the footwell, alfie wasn't breathing. stephen waterson rang for an ambulance, but pretended to be a passer—by. is there a door number you can see? no, it's a block of flats. i've just literally been driving past. right, ok. and what's the telephone number you're calling from, please? it's... don't worry if you don't know, it's fine. i don't know it. giving evidence in february, alfie's mother, adrian hoare, said he'd cried, "mummy", when waterson moved his seat back. but she said waterson responded that he wasn't being told what to do by a three—year—old. the jury were unable to reach a verdict on waterson in that trial, though they found hoare guilty of child cruelty. as his retrial was due to get under way this afternoon, waterson finally admitted he was guilty of alfie's manslaughter.
the happy, healthy little boy crushed behind a car seat. richard lister, bbc news. let's return to downing street now, and huw edwards. so all eyes tomorrow will be on the house of commons, where a cross—party group of mps will try to table legislation to prevent a no—deal brexit. the prime minister has already signalled that if the legislation is passed, he could call for a general election. our political editor laura kuenssberg is here. when we think about the position that this prime minister has put himself in at this stage of the game the stakes could hardly be higher for him or indeed the country. absolutely right, we have a prime minister who is very new in office and has not even appeared in his first prime ministers questions he and his new ministers have been trying to blitz things over the summer trying to blitz things over the summer recess and mps are not even
officially back at work but already we have the tramlines of the historic showdown set out that will conclude one way or the other in the next a8, 72 hours. even if for example mps failed to defeat the government tomorrow and therefore borisjohnson ends government tomorrow and therefore boris johnson ends up government tomorrow and therefore borisjohnson ends up not trying to push for this general election that he says he does not want but has been busily planning to hold on october the 1ath, it is my sense that this is not something he as prime minister is going to be able to avoid for that much longer. ever since the referendum really we have seen since the referendum really we have seen time and again parliament for good or ill notjust blocking brexit happening but failing to agree on anything else and give a prime minister a mandate from the tory party and absolute determination to make brexit happen on his term timetable. sooner or later the confrontation will come to head and it isa confrontation will come to head and it is a of how brexit has rewired