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>> welelcome to live from paris. it is good to have you with us. the headlines. lawawjohnson did breakak the when he suspended parliament five weeks before brexit. the supreme court handing down a ruling that could be a hammer blow to his vow to oversee brexit by the end of october. we will cross live to london. spain's supreme court gives the green light for the government to remove the remains of
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francisco franco. his family saying they will continue f fighting to keeeep hm where he is. we will cross to madrid for the reaction. as the u.n. general assembly kicks off in new york, britain, france, and germany joined the u.s. in blalaming iraran for the attack on saudi oil installations. iran rejecting the suggestion. thank you for joining us. coming up this hour, one yeses d 1 no. we will break d down why an eu court says luxembourg gave a sweetheart tax deal to a multinational that the netherlands did not. that is cocoming up in our business update. a french celebrity chef sues the michelin restaurant guard for -- removing --uide for
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for refusing to remove his restaurant from the guide for what is known as ched dargate. the u.k. supreme court has ruled boris johnson acted unlawfully when he suspended parliament for five weeks ahead of brexit. it could have significant implications for the departure from the eu. parliament could be reassembled with johnson's authority damaged just over a month before he vowed to oversee the parts are from the european union with or without a deal. let's listen to the ruling from the supreme court in london. >> the court is bound to conclude that the decision to oguese her majesty to pror parliament was unlawful because it had the effect of frustrating or preventing the ability of
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parliament to carry out its constitutional functions without reasonable justification. leader ofisten to the the opposition, jeremy corbyn, reacting to the decision. >> i will be in touch immediately to demanand parliamt questioned so we can demand heminister, obeys s the law that has been passed by parliament and recognize our parliament is ple, t toy our peo hohold our government to accoun. a labor government would not bypass democracy. >> let's cross to london. ruling cominged out of the supreme court in london today. this document will not only
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be quoted today, it will be quoted for years to come, not just to do with the brexit process, but it was also ruling on prorogation. it was made law. the news is not good for boris johnson. boris johnson gave unlawful advice to the queen. he unlawfully suspended the british parliament for five weeks. this is serious, grave, unprecedented, groundbreaking, and the consequences, politically and constantly sushi a -- popolitically and constitutionally are seismic. he is at the u.n. general assembly and will have received this news. we understand from the government that downing street
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is processing this judgment. statementeir first and reaction to this groundbreaking, unanimous judgment from the u.k. supreme court. the suspension of parliament is unlawful. it is considered it is not prorogued. jeremy corbyn, the leader of the labour party said parliament should be recalled immediately. what other reaction have we been hearing? >> it is not about recalling parliament. we have to change our language. it is reconvening parliament. a recall would be if there had been prorogation and it was lawful.
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this was deemed unlawful. corbyn'sjeremy reaction. there are many reactions. mps have been going into the house ofof commons and taking selfies. the main leader of the opposition, who is in brighton conference,l party it is not lost on anyone that the conservative conference party is coming up. there are 37 days to go to the 31st of october. that deadline given by the 27 other eu countries for the united kingdom to leave with or without a deal. the reaction of the government and of the prime minister, because there has been proroguen he could
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parliament, would he do that, but at the same time he said he would respect the supreme court and the judiciary of this country. editor in the land, had i submitted this, i think i would have been told i was exaggerating and going beyond the realms of possibility. that is where we find ourselves in this disunited kingdom. thepeople not divided were 11 jusustices. unprecedented. nobody saw this coming. prorogation was unlawful, therefore parliament can b be reconvened. >> thank you. for more on this, i am joined by catherine norrison trent. a huge blow for the prime minister. >'s crededibilithahas taken aa
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huge blow. ruled to have .dvised the queen unlawfully by normal standards, any prime minister, any conservative prime minister would be shocked into resigning. we will see what boris johnson does. it is a blow to his credibility. inhas lost every vote parliamentnt. he has lost his majoritity. ththis w was the main actition s tataken since becoming u.k. prie minister. unlawful byn ruled the supreme court. not managed to stop a lob passing that prevents a no deal brexit. this mustersonally, be a b blow to his credibility. all eyes on whwhat boris johnson
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could do next. perhaps he could sit tightht and stay in new york. he is do to o have his first engagement very soon. we will see if he has any reaction on this ruling. he also said he is s not plannig to fly home early. we w will see if that is maintained. he has meetings with donald trump, is you to give a speech at the u.n. general assembly. it is a clearly unprececedented situation back home with calls for him to resign multiplying. >> he vowed the u.k. would leave at the end of october with or without a deal. where does this decision leave brexit? >> parliament could be reconvened as early as wednesday, 11:30 a.m. in the u.k., 12:30 a.m. in paris. that has to be confirmed by john bercow.
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parliamenttime, when comes back, what does it do? does it hold a vote of no-confidence and what will that mean for brexit? will we get a general election? has we look k at the law that been passed, boris johnson has said he wants britain t to leave the e eu by the 31st of october. since then, it has been this deal passed by conservative mps and opposition mps that oblige him if no deal has passed through the u.k. parliament, it obliges him to go to brussels and ask for an extension. will he try and defy the law? to johnn cross now bercow in london. the judgment is unanimous. it is unambiguous. unqualified. is
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as you all know, that judgment prorogation of parliament was unlawful. unlawful because it prevented or frustrated parliament in the duties andf its core it did so as a crucial time for our country. parliament is in a position to scrutinize the executive, to hold ministers to account, and to legislate if it chooses. in light of that explicit
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judgment, i have instructed the house authorities to prepare, not for the recall, the prorogation was unlawful and is void, to prepare for the resumption of the business of the house of commons. specifically, i have instructed undertakeorities to steps to ensure the house of commons sits tomorrow and that 11:30 a.m.at contacted party leaders. where that has not been possible, senior representatives of political parties. have informed them of my thinking and to prepare the way
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for the house of commons to do its work. to notification requirements with which i am sure you are all closely not ber, it will possible for there to be a prime minister's questions tomorrow, however, to the avoidance of fullscopere will be for urgent questions for ministerial statements and for applications for emergency debates understanding order number 24. i thank you for your interest and i hope you will agree position is clear and unmistakable. good afternoon. you heard it just then.
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resumption of the business o of the house of commons. 11:30 a.m.dayay morning, u.k. t time. saying it was not being reconvened because it had never been lawfully suspended. what is interesting, what he said about the timing of this, boris johnson will still be in new york. parliament will resume its business. there will not be the traditional prime minister's questions, which is usually wednesday, midday. the timing of this, this will shape up the u.k. political scene. they are having the annual party conference at the moment. policy is decided, jeremy corbyn was due to be giving his keynote speech tomorrow. this walks on his statage.
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his firstson, conservative party conference wawas due to begin on monday in manchester. what are conservatives going to raginge this debate is in london? our leading members of government going to be discussing policy and other areaeas w when parliament is gog to do all i can to stop boris johnson in its tracks? it shakes up the political scenene. we are not sure if he will stick toto his guns. he will be under a lot of prpressure whehen he returns to. soil. be told he acted unlalawfully, that he mislsled e queen. t to see if he buckles to the pressure or sticks to his guns and goes to a parliament versus the pepeople t
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as we have s seen his advisors alluding to. he is basically saying the u.k. people backed me in suspending parliament. this is what we did. analysis.ou for that spain's supreme court has approved plans to remove the remains of francisco franco from state mausoleum. his family has campaigned butnst any exhumation, supporters of pedro sanchez says his country cannot continue to glorify him. we cross to speak to sarah morris. a huge victory for the spanish government. indeed. the prime minister, prayed euros sanchez, is-- pedro tweeting about it. he called i it a victory for the spanish democracy. the e news that the supreme cout has backed the removal of f frao
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frfrom the mausoleum on the outskirts of madrid is great news for the spanish people. he says a justice, memory, and dignity. the government was always motivated by its desire to serve the memory of those vicictims, inincluding ththe 30,000 or so people who are buried alongside franco. many who were republican soldiers who were forcibly ofied there at the orders francisco franco, and feel that was undignified, they should not have been taken away from those family cemeteries. unanimous ruling by supreme court judges, six judges. francisco franco foundation says it will appeal and go to the constitutional court. they said this is a breach of ththe famamy's fufundamental ri. we d do not know when the b body ofld be moved to the part
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the park where his wife is also buried. has tried of francnco unsuccessfully to get the body taken to the cathedral. that is s in the center of madr. that would have been a nightmare for the government. they s see that nostalgic's of e franco regime would have been able to go to a more central site to pay homage to franco. >> this has seen deep division in spanish society. >> the far-right has remained inactive over the 40 or 50 years of the democracy. thiss been reawakened by attempt to move the body of
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francisco franco. the government has faced a legal itst, many appeals to decision. they tried to do this over a year ago. it will be good news that as he goes into another election campaign, of course he can say to the spanish people, one of his star moves has come to fruition. >> sarah morris in madrid, thank you. the united nations general assembly is going on in new york. backing the united states and blaming iran on saudi oil attacks. alexander now explains.
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>> at a time of extreme tensions, the frerench president offered to hold talalks with his iranian counterpart ahead of t t general asasselyly. germanybritain, and joined with the u.s. saying there is no other explanation than iran being responsible for the attack on a saudi oil field. they are trying to get them to stick to the terms of the nuclear deal that the u.s. withdrew from last year. emmanuel macron has offered to act as mediator. donald trumpmp sayss he needs no help with negotiations. >> we do not need a mediator. iran wants to do something. i don't think we need a mediator. he is a friend of m mine. we are not looking for any mediators.s. they know who o to call. >> the attacks on saudi ararabia are threatening to dominate the u.n. general assembly tuesday.
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iran's foreign minister the idea they were behind the attack, saying it would be stupid to engage in such an activity and if it had, nothing would be left of the refinery. >> time for thee business news. you have been watching t the market reaction n to the decisin of the supreme court in london. >> the pound it strengthened immediatately after the supreme court ruled. those gains haveve receded somewhat. the pound still up against the dollar and euro o in trading a .10%.time ago, up about this tends to happen every time we see investors think no deal is less likely. the pound gets stronger. this is a minor move. there is no great interpretation out of what the market says. on the stock markets, the ftse
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100 dropped into the red. that is usually what happens when the pound gets stronger. london's ftse 100 down, but gains in frankfurt. on sweeththeart tax dealals with cocountries. >> they say starbucks did not receive a legal l state aid from the netherlands. that overturns a rulingg from 201515. the e urt upupheld a dififferent taxsion regegarding fiat'ss affairs in luxembourgnd ordered them to pay 30 milillion euros in back k taxes. both appeals -- both decisions can be appealed further. differentings, two verdicts. eu countries offering sweetheart tax deals s to multinationals. the general court ruled tuesday the dutch government's tax
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agreement with starbucks was legal. 2015, brussels made the coffee giant pay $30 million in taxes to the netherlands. the court said they saw no preferential teat meant amounting to state aid. the dutch finance minister welcomed the news. at the same time, they ruled fiat would have to pay 30 million euros in back taxes. they said luxembourg gave an advantageous deal to fee at. verdictstsan b be appealed t toe court of justitice. these cases arare part of a crackdown byby the eu comommiss, spearheaded by margaret on member states who offer tax breaks to multinationals in exchange for investment and jobs. verdicts.es the the fiat and starbucks decisions are being watched. they could help indicate how the
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court will rule on litigation that is working its way up the courts. namely, , the eu commission's ireland 13apple pay billion euros in back taxes. they are also o investigating dedeals with ikea and d nike. >> threeee current and f former executives att volkswagen have been charged with h stock market manipulation over the omissions cheating scandal. andcurrent ceo, former ceo, a chairman are all accused o of fafailing to infororm investorsn time about the f financial impat of the scandal. this action isis in addition to court proceedings underway over the company's use of emissions cheating software. one lawyer said the ceo could have not seen the financial market fallout and he would continue in his role as ceo. detailsg has announced
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for the compensation of two deadly c crashes involving its 7 max planes. fundis is part of a announced d by the company followining the two crashes. under the plan, e each victim family would be element for a payment of just over $144,000. victims have dismissed the -- relatives of victims have dismissed the move as a political stunt. back in july, the chicago-based company announced it was setting up a 100 million dollars fund, with half going directly to families. that amounts to nearly $145,000 perfect them. victim.any -- per the company said the rest would go to education programs. for some families, it is far from sufficient.
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for the head of boeing, it is a -- step. isthe opening of this fund an important step to help affected families. suingens of families are the company. they will not be obliged to drop their lawsuits if they acceptt the money.y. nevertheless, some say the funds is a means of diverting attention from ongoing safety concerns. the fleet of planes has been grounded worldwide. -- ahtmare and financial financial and reputational nightmare for boeing. they said that such crashes are not just an issue of one issue, but a series of them, including pilot error. there is no timetable for allowing the planes to o fly again. other countries said they would
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