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Tonight at Ten - a key NHS commitment in England

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might be modified - as accident and emergency

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departments come under intense pressure.

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Demand over Christmas was unprecedented -

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ministers say that being seen within four hours might be

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restricted to the most serious A cases.

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It is clear we need to have an honest discussion with the public

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about the purpose of A departments.

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But doctors are warning that bigger budgets are needed to free up space

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We need money in order to allow patients who are fit to be

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discharged from hospital, back into the community.

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We'll be reporting on the latest pressures -

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Theresa May makes the case for a shared society -

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and promises more helps for mental health services.

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The political crisis deepens in Northern Ireland -

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as Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness resigns as Deputy First Minister.

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A warning that many local newspapers could be forced to close -

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if new proposals on press regulation become law.

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And, Donald Trump's mocking of disability -

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gets prime attention - at the Golden Globes.

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And coming up in Sportsday on BBC News:

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The Best Manager in the World -

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Claudio Ranieri is honoured by Fifa for taking Leicester

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An honest discussion is needed - about the way people use accident

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and emergency departments - in England's hospitals.

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That's the message from Jeremy Hunt - the Health Secretary -

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as hospitals report unprecendented demand -

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He's also suggested that patients with less serious problems -

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might no longer be covered by a commitment to be

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But he has denied suggestions - from the Red Cross -

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that the NHS is facing a humanitarian crisis.

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Our health editor Hugh Pym has the latest.

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Whatever the intense pressure on the NHS there's a commitment for

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hospitals to assess or treat almost all patients within four hours of

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arriving at A But at a time when the service in England is creaking

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under the strain that's been thrown into doubt. Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

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The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt surprised MPs by claiming that

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people going to A without good reason were undermining the target.

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It is clear we need to have an honest discussion with the public

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about the purpose above stomach about stomach of A departments.

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There is nowhere else outside the UK that commits to all patients that we

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will sort out any health need within four hours. With NHS England

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estimating that nearly a third of people using A don't need to be

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there Mr Hunt hinted the four our target could be restricted.

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If we are going to protect our four our standard it needs to be made to

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kneel we will sort out urgent health problems within four hours but not

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all health problems, however minor. Labour argued this could mean a

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vital pledged to patients was being watered down. Is he now really

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telling patients that rather than trying to hit the four hour target

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the government is now in fact rewriting and downgrading its? If

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so, does NHS England support this move? Part of the Government's

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thinking is to try to stop people going to A in the first place if

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they are not seriously ill. Medical leaders say there has been tried for

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years without success. Despite all that educational attempts for the

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last 20 years attendances have only risen. I think what we need is

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better designed systems and education to send patients away,

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unfortunately from a historical perspective, not going to work. The

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four hour waiting time targets in A is 95% of patients should be

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treated in that time. Anything above the black line so shows the target

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in England being missed. It has been happening consistently in the last

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couple of years. The latest debate over targets comes

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days after the Red Cross said there was a humanitarian crisis in the NHS

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and social care, a claim rejected by the government. Mr Hunt's comments

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have caused some confusion tonight. The Department of Health has

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stressed there are no plans to drop the four hour waiting time target

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but it has left open the possibility of alterations. It's hard to see,

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though, how changing the target system will make any difference to

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the underlying realities. Patient numbers rising faster than available

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resources and hospitals under extreme pressure. Hugh Pym, BBC

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News. The Prime Minister acknowledged

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the pressures on the NHS - when she set out some

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of her priorities for the year ahead in her first

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policy speech of 2017. Theresa May set out measures

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to improve mental health services in England -

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and said she wanted government to play its part in creating

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what she called a shared society. Labour says she's confronting

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the effects of six years of her own party's policies -

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as our political editor Six months since she walked

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into the famous street. Six months since she's

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been your Prime Minister. But piecing together

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what Theresa May But today she made clear she

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believes for millions life doesn't feel fair and her government can

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be part of the answer. When you see others

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prospering while you are not. When you try to raise your concerns

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but they fall on deaf ears. When you feel your very

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identity, all that For we know what happens

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when mainstream centre The politics of

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division and despair. They turn to those who

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offer easy answers, who claim to understand people's

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problems and always know what and It is to show that mainstream

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centre ground politics A plain attempt to appeal

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to Middle England. But David Cameron's dream

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of a Big Society is gone. The shared society

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is one that doesn't just value our individual rights

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but focuses rather more on the responsibilities we

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have to one another. It's a society that respects

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the bonds that we share, as The bonds of family, community,

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citizenship and strong institutions. And government will step up

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to support and, where necessary, enforce the responsibilities we have

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to each other as citizens. But although there

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were promises of more help for housing in weeks

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to come, controversial plans for schools,

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the only new commitments today Made with passion but no

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extra taxpayers' cash. For too long mental illness has been

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something of a hidden Shrouded in a completely

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unacceptable stigma and dangerously disregarded

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as a secondary issue Yet, left unaddressed it destroys

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lives, separates people from each other, and deepens the divisions

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within our society. But as with all prime

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ministers, whatever they say on the steps here or anywhere else

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quickly rubs up with reality. But Theresa May has

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an extra dilemma. As she starts to manage the most

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complicated project any leader has faced in decades, there

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is a risk her government becomes simply consumed with how we leave

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the European Union and her political enemies

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say her words ring hollow. If only we could believe

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that she actually meant it. She's been part of a government

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now for the last six years which has cut back

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on public expenditure, And she's making the speeches

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about shared society with a on trolleys waiting for care in our

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hospitals. So I think there is

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a credibility gap here. It's only six months,

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but those days of summer Few prime ministers

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in the end choose how Laura Kuenssberg, BBC

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News, Westminster. The Prime Minister's decision

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to highlight the issue of mental health was broadly welcomed

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by charities - although some experts pointed out that money

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which had already been promised - Our health correspondent

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Elaine Dunkley has this assessment It's been nearly two years since

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Steve Mallon's son took his own life after a short and severe

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episode of depression. Today, visiting his

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grave, he could reflect on a personal campaign to get

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politicians to take mental health A coroner ruled that Edward Mallon,

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who was 18, was let I stood next to my son in this

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church and I made him a promise and the promise was that

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I would investigate his tragic and And at the same time also

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investigate the whole mental Like many people

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I didn't know a great deal about mental health prior

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to this appalling tragedy. And when you look at

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what has happened in this country and the current state

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of affairs it really is an To see the Prime Minister

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come forward now is really quite significant

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and very welcome. One of the Prime Minister's

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key messages is that mental health is a

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challenge for the whole of society

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and not just the NHS. Schools will play a bigger role

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in helping pupils dealing with problems before they

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reach crisis point. Schools like this one

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in Hertfordshire already employ a therapist and train sixth formers

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as mental health mentors looking out for fellow students

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who may be struggling. Sort of like relationships

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with friends, but it's The school has welcomed

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the promise of more training for staff in mental health

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awareness, but says more resources In order for other schools

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to pick up and do something similar to us and have in-house

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therapists or counsellors there needs to be funding,

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especially if staff are going to be expected

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to The question then is

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what do you do with You need to do something

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with them immediately. The Prime Minister has

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outlined her commitment. But the reality is that

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mental health trusts in England are under

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serious financial pressure. Analysis by The King's Fund

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think tank found 40% of the 58 trusts saw budget cuts

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in the last financial year. Six were cut three years

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in a row and 63% of mental health trust leaders thought

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they would miss out on the full NHS spending increases

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which have been pledged. It's very worrying because we've had

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a number of commitments in the past around increasing spend

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on mental health but that doesn't seem to be then translated

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into extra It's great having ministers

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make commitments to mental health but if it's

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then not translated into extra spend then,

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to be frank, the commitments

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are worthless. For the Mallon family,

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today is an important step on a journey leading towards high-quality

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mental health care and fewer tragic But Steve says his campaign

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is far from over. And there is still much

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more work to be done. Our political editor

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Laura Kuenssberg is here. What has today's speech by the Prime

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Minister told us about her ambitions for the year ahead? There is a new

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mantra, this phrase the shared society, but there was no dramatic

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departure either Prime Minister today, no dramatic measures in her

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plans for mental health. It was the beginning of what her team describe

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as a lot of activity in the coming weeks and a very deliberate effort

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to show that No 10 under her charge will not, they hope, be completely

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consumed by trying to get us out of the European Union. She is

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determined to try to do things to intervene in the country to try to

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make society fairer for everybody. As that rather unflashy speech

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progressed, a drama in the NHS in England appeared to be unfolding

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with Health Secretary speaking as he did in the House of Commons. The

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Tories struggled for years all the time through David Cameron's

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leadership while he was in charge to detoxify their reputation when it

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comes to the National Health Service. There is significant strain

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on the health service, nobody can argue with that and Jeremy Hunt

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admitted that today. With that comes a significant political risk and the

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idea of a shared society might not get that far if what so many people

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are experiencing in sharing their experiences in the NHS are

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increasingly dire as the months go on. Laura Kuenssberg, thank you very

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much. The political crisis

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in Northern Ireland has deepened - with the resignation

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of Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness as Deputy First Minister -

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raising the prospect of new Assembly elections - just seven months

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after the last ones. The crisis was prompted

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mainly by the mishandling of a controversial energy scheme -

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which has cost hundreds of millions Sinn Fein blamed

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the First Minister - the DUP's Arlene Foster -

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for the problems and wanted her to step aside

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while an investigation took place. Our correspondent Nicholas Witchell

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reports from Belfast. It was the most improbable of

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alliances. The party which was the political face of the provisional

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IRA sitting down and working with the party of hardline unionism then

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led by The Reverend Ian Paisley. Yet for ten years the power-sharing

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government at Stormont has brought peace stability to Northern Ireland.

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Now it is on the brink of collapse and ostensibly it's all over heating

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scheme. Martin McGuinness, the IRA man who turned to politics and

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became Deputy First Minister, is in very poor health. He's had enough of

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what he calls the arrogance of deep Democratic Unionists. I have

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tendered my resignation effective from five o'clock today. -- the

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Democratic Unionist. I believe now is the time to call a halt to the

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DUP's arrogance. So, what is it that threatens to wreck a decade of

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political progress? It's something called the renewable heat incentive

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scheme. Suffice it to say it's likely to cost the Northern Ireland

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taxpayer ?500 million more than expected. The minister who set up

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the scheme was Arlene Foster. Now DUP leader and First Minister of

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Northern Ireland. Tonight, via social media, she responded to Mr

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McGuinness's departure. I am, of course, disappointed Martin

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McGuinness has chosen to take the position he has today. His actions

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have meant that at precisely the time when we need our government is

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to be active we will have no government.

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Martin McGuinness's resignation by possibly brings to an end the career

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of a man who was once a committed and active republican paramilitary.

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In the 1970s he was second in command of the IRA in Derry. Can you

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say whether the bombing is likely to stop in the near future in response

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to any public demand? Well, we will always take on the considerations

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and feelings of people of Derry and these feelings will be passed on to

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the HQ in Dublin. The man who helped to lead the IRA

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to violence ultimately help to bring Northern Ireland to peace. He

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recognised that there could never be a so-called military victory in

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Northern Ireland and something that had seemed inconceivable became a

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reality. Republicans and Unionists found that they could work together.

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Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley got on so well they were nicknamed

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the chuckle Brothers. But in recent times the atmosphere has soured.

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There have been disagreements on a number of issues. Now the way

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forward is uncertain. Under the power-sharing system the first and

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Deputy First Ministers have to work together. If one resigns the other

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cannot continue. In effect, the political institutions have

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collapsed. For year after year many people here in Northern Ireland and

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elsewhere have marvelled at what political leaders here have achieved

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in the past decade. Those achievements are in jeopardy now and

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it's not, as might have been expected, over a constitutional

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issue or a security crisis, it's over a heating scheme. Political

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leaders here have overcome so many problems. But if they cannot find a

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solution to this in the next seven days, there will have to be

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elections to a new Northern Ireland Assembly. Nicholas Witchell, BBC

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News, Belfast. Our Northern Ireland political

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editor Mark Devenport How serious a threat is this

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to political stability Is this sequence of events?

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Undoubtably the most serious threat to storm and since the government

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was able to piece together devolution under the dominant

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parties of the DUP and Sinn Fein. Over this green energy scandal

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they've very quickly run out of road and whilst the government wants to

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try to avoid a fresh election, it seems tonight there will be no way

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they can do that. Once they have the election, if things, as seems

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likely, that two main players will be facing each other again across

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the table, but it will be hard to know how they can piece things

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together. Not only this deep rift over this heating scandal but a

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whole other issues on which Sinn Fein believes they've been treated

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as second-class citizens by their partners in government. Difficult

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terrain here instrument. Thank you for bringing us up to date. Mark

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Davenport at Stormont. A brief look at some of the day's

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other other news stories: Millions of commuters in London have

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been struggling to get to and from work

:18:33.:18:35.

because of a strike, forcing the closure of large

:18:36.:18:37.

parts of the underground system. Members of two unions have been

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staging a 24-hour walk-out in protest at job cuts

:18:40.:18:41.

and the closure of ticket offices. The pound sterling has

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fallen to its lowest level The pound dropped by 1% against both

:18:52.:18:53.

the Euro and the US dollar. Many analysts linked it

:18:54.:18:58.

to Theresa May's apparent suggestion yesterday,

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that the UK would withdraw from the single market

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when it left the EU. Scotland's First Minister,

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Nicola Sturgeon, has made clear that a second referendum on independence

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won't be held this year. The Scottish government has drafted

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legislation for a referendum, after Ms Sturgeon said the UK voting

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to leave the EU made another President Obama will deliver his

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farewell address in the city of Chicago tomorrow -

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the city where he claimed victory 8 years ago -

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in the historic election which put the first African-American

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in the White House. But as his second term comes

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to a close what will his legacy be? In the first of two reports looking

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back at his time in office, our North America editor Jon Sopel

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looks at the domestic issues, which have defined

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the Obama presidency. It wasn't just the hope

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when Barack Obama came to office, That the country's problems

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would be solved at a stroke, that the first African-American

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president would usher No more black America

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or white America, But the lingering vestiges

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of that dream disappeared in the summer of 2014,

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in clouds of tear gas, in a nondescript suburb of St Louis,

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Missouri, called Ferguson. An unarmed black man had been shot

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by a white police officer. It was a pattern that

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would become all too familiar. In Charleston, South Carolina,

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Walter Scott had been pulled over Footage captures the

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white police officer who stopped him, shooting him

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in the back several times At his trial, which ended

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last month, the jury The court, therefore,

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must declare a mistrial... Another symbol for the

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black community that I think his legacy to him is more

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important right now, to paint a picture that he did

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a real good job in America. But most black folks are very

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disappointed, because we feel The issue of race and another

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of America's great intractable social problems, gun violence,

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came together in horrific effect inside this famous African-American

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church in Charleston. A white supremacist who,

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with his string of drug convictions, should never have been able

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to purchase a gun, walked inside a Bible study group

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and killed eight worshippers Barack Obama had always seemed

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reluctant to define himself as a black president,

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preoccupied by racial issues, but after these shootings that

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changed, as he came to Charleston and showed how he felt

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the community's pain. SINGING: # Amazing grace,

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how sweet the sound, Obama's two terms

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in office were punctuated You've dialled 911, what's

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the location of your emergency? ...I think there's

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somebody shooting here. Then a series of random mass

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killings that started with the slaying of 20 children

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and six of their teachers that The President's famously cool

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demeanour was gone after this. Every time I think about those

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kids, it gets me mad. And by the way, it happens

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on the streets of Chicago every day. I refuse to act as if this

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is the new normal. This is not something

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I can do by myself. Such violence, such

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evil, is senseless. Again and again he wanted tougher

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legislation on gun-control. But he failed, to his

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evident consternation If you ask me where has been the one

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area where I feel that I've been most frustrated and most stymied,

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it is the fact that the United States of America is the one

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advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient

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common sense gun safety laws. But there have been some

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legislative successes. Millions more Americans now

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have health insurance than was previously the case,

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although Obamacare has And the economy, which was flat

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on its back eight years ago, is starting to boom,

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and people are spending We have not just come back stronger

:23:45.:23:46.

from the great recession, we have actually built an economy

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that's the envy of the world. That is an important part

:23:56.:23:59.

of President Obama's legacy. But it proved to be a voterless

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recovery where it mattered. They'll be no Democrat

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succeeding him in the White House, and so, one of his final acts

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was to make a last journey to Capitol Hill, to urge his party's

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lawmakers to fight off Republican attempts to dismantle Obamacare,

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and the rest of his domestic legacy. Hundreds of local newspapers

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could be forced to close, if new proposals on press

:24:24.:24:34.

regulation become law. That's been the warning

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from editors during a public consultation on how newspapers

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should be regulated. Change is essential,

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according to victims of press intrusion,

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but newspaper editors say the Our media editor Amol

:24:46.:24:47.

Rajan has the story. Britain has had robust and raucous

:24:48.:24:55.

newspapers free of state control for more than 300 years,

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but now the majority of the industry believes that a form of government

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interference is set to return. Ian Murray is the editor in chief

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of the Southern Daily Echo and other titles on the south

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coast of England. We've got files that goes

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back to 1776, the time Like many editors,

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he fears centuries of press This is a principle,

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the principle of free speech - a free press, which has existed

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for 300 years. This paper was founded,

:25:28.:25:35.

as a weekly paper, in 1823, and those founders would be

:25:36.:25:38.

absolutely horrified to think that we were now being bullied,

:25:39.:25:40.

bullied by the state to giving up the freedom that they

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basically founded. Their concern is over new proposals

:25:44.:25:44.

for press regulation. At the heart of it is Section 40

:25:45.:25:49.

of the Crime and Courts Act 2013. This says newspapers

:25:50.:25:52.

would have to pay legal costs of anybody who sues them,

:25:53.:25:54.

unless the newspaper joins But editors fear that any such

:25:55.:25:56.

body would ultimately be It's getting harder for newspapers

:25:57.:26:01.

to keep the presses rolling, but while Bob Battle for press

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freedom is often cast as a fight between big newspaper tycoons

:26:08.:26:11.

and victims of newspaper mischief, there are hundreds of publications

:26:12.:26:13.

who see this legislation as a threat One publication that knows

:26:14.:26:19.

all about legal action is the satirical magazine,

:26:20.:26:26.

Private Eye. Its editor believes

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Section 40 would be fatal I mean it is completely

:26:30.:26:31.

mad, as a proposition. Anyone looking at it from outside

:26:32.:26:38.

would think, what is this about? I mean dictators will love it,

:26:39.:26:41.

it will be very popular in Turkey. I'm sure Syria will incorporate it

:26:42.:26:44.

any day now, but really it is a punitive attack

:26:45.:26:48.

on the freedom of the press. This proposal came out of

:26:49.:26:52.

the Leveson Inquiry five years ago. Madeleine McCann's family gave

:26:53.:26:55.

evidence, so did the parents And the businessman Max Mosley,

:26:56.:26:58.

whose private life was exposed Mr Mosley's family

:26:59.:27:03.

trust is now funding We need this new Section 40,

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to give access to justice. The problem at the moment

:27:09.:27:18.

is unless you're rich, if you are turned over by a big

:27:19.:27:20.

newspaper, there's nothing you can do, because the lawyers say to you,

:27:21.:27:23.

well, you have a good case, you can sue, but you do

:27:24.:27:26.

realise if you lose, we don't think you will lose,

:27:27.:27:29.

but if you do lose it will be Protesters today calling

:27:30.:27:32.

for tighter regulation. But the newspapers are digging

:27:33.:27:39.

in for a bitter fight and Leveson's recommendations,

:27:40.:27:42.

which aimed to bring back trust, are still causing division

:27:43.:27:45.

nearly five years on. The Golden Globes ceremony

:27:46.:27:48.

in Los Angeles became a platform for some of Hollywood's biggest

:27:49.:27:57.

names to criticise the policies and attitudes of Donald Trump,

:27:58.:28:00.

though the President-elect was not Meryl Streep attacked

:28:01.:28:02.

Mr Trump's actions in mocking a disabled reporter

:28:03.:28:07.

during the election campaign, but the three-time Oscar

:28:08.:28:10.

winner was later dismissed James Cook reports on the winners

:28:11.:28:12.

on and off the stage. Nowhere is more horrified

:28:13.:28:20.

by the election of Donald Trump than the liberal bastion

:28:21.:28:24.

of Hollywood, and no one commands Receiving a Lifetime Achievement

:28:25.:28:27.

Award, the actress spoke for many of her peers

:28:28.:28:32.

when she delivered an impassioned There was one performance this year

:28:33.:28:48.

that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart. It was that moment when

:28:49.:28:53.

the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country

:28:54.:28:59.

imitated a disabled reporter, someone he out ranked in privilege,

:29:00.:29:03.

power and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart. The

:29:04.:29:14.

poor guy, you should see this guy, I don't know what I said, I don't

:29:15.:29:19.

remember. Mr Trump denied mocking the reporter's disability and went

:29:20.:29:23.

to twitter. A British invasion, and what could

:29:24.:29:39.

be more British than playing the Queen?

:29:40.:29:40.

She has been at the centre of the world for the past 63 years,

:29:41.:29:44.

and I think the world could do with a few more women at the centre

:29:45.:29:47.

Won three awards. I did not expect to win a Golden Globe tonight, and I

:29:48.:30:06.

was sat next to Hugh Laurie when he won and I thought, I can go home

:30:07.:30:10.

happy. Then when it came to my category, up against some real

:30:11.:30:18.

legends. Coming of age movie moonlight had been tipped to win

:30:19.:30:23.

quite a few but won just one, Best drama. But the biggest was...

:30:24.:30:26.

There were a record seven Golden Globes for the old-fashioned

:30:27.:30:31.

musical, with both Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone waltzing

:30:32.:30:33.

This is a film for dreamers, and I think that hope and creativity

:30:34.:30:41.

are two of the most important things of the world, and that's

:30:42.:30:44.

Well, Hollywood can be fun and frivolous, but it also prides

:30:45.:30:51.

itself on tackling serious subjects, and many stars here on the red

:30:52.:30:54.

carpet are predicting a surge in political films this year,

:30:55.:30:57.

following the most divisive of elections.

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James Cook, BBC News, at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles.

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A quick reminder Newsnight is about to begin on BBC Two.

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Tonight: Can a Prime Minister ever define her own legacy?

:31:12.:31:14.

Theresa May set out the soul of her premiership today.

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Here on BBC One, it's time for the news where you are.

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