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President Trump says he'll strengthen links with allies

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in the Pacific region following North Korea's

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The House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow,

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insists he's impartial - no matter how he voted

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Labour's deputy leader, Tom Watson, denies the party has been

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considering possible successors to Jeremy Corbyn.

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A group of retired bishops accuses Church of England leaders

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of suppressing the views of gay Christians.

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Also in the next hour - La La Land is named best

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Emma Stone won a best actress prize for her role in the musical,

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which picked up a total of five awards.

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And Caroline Frost, Entertainment Editor

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at The Huffington Post UK, and Tony Grew, Parliamentary

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journalist, are here to help me review the morning papers.

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Good evening and welcome to BBC News.

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America and Japan have strongly condemned North Korea,

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for test-firing a ballistic missile, the first since Donald Trump

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said it was "intolerable,"

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while Mr Trump said the US would back Japan 100%.

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The missile flew for about 300 miles,

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eventually falling into the Sea of Japan.

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This report from our Tokyo Correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes

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This is the launch of a Musudan ballistic missile, the same type

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that was fired from North Korea into the Sea of Japan

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Today's launch was almost certainly timed so that

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North Korea's dictator, Kim Jong-un, could crash

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a weekend party taking place on the other side of the world.

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President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister,

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Shinzo Abe, have been spending the weekend golfing in Florida.

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Mr Abe was not amused by the North Korean intrusion.

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TRANSLATION: North Korea's most recent missile launch

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North Korea must fully comply with the relevant United Nations

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In his response, President Trump seemed less certain.

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Even neglecting to condemn the North Korean launch.

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Thank you very much, Mr Prime Minister.

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I just want everybody to understand and fully know

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that the United States of America stands behind Japan,

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Kim Jong-un recently promised to test a much more powerful

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President Trump has vowed that will not happen,

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but it's not clear how he intends to stop it.

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North Korea already has short-range missiles capable

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of hitting South Korea, and medium-range missiles

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The Musudan is an intermediate range missile, which may be able

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The ultimate goal is a so-called ICBM, able to hit parts

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For more than 20 years, the outside world has been trying

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to stop North Korea, with tighter and tighter sanctions.

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The border with China remains open, and trade is flourishing.

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The US and its allies will now move to tighten sanctions further,

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and accelerate the deployment of new anti-missile systems

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in South Korea and Japan, but no one seems to have any idea

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how to stop North Korea from becoming a fully fledged

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Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, BBC News, in Tokyo.

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Graham Hutchings from the Oxford Analytica think tank has

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written extensively on China and the Asia Pacific Rim.

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He told me it was difficult to see how President Trump

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And I think a fair conjecture that President Trump doesn't know

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quite what to do yet - after all, the administration

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Very noticeable, however, notable that new defence

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Minister James Mattis went to Seoul as his first foreign visit last week

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and spoke powerfully about the need to do something about North Korea.

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And now we have, in the middle of the party that is currently

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underway in Florida with the Japanese Prime Minister

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and the US president, we have this move by North Korea.

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Sanctions have achieved zero, as your report suggested.

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There's a little bit of head room still for other measures,

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perhaps squeezing the financial system of the dollar system, insofar

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as that benefits North Korea, but it doesn't look as though

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that is going to deliver what's required here.

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What are North Korea's basic motives here, do you think?

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And if there's one thing the North Korean state has done

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I couldn't say it has prospered, although the economy does seem to be

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in better shape as far as we can tell, than it has been for several

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years, but its survival is very remarkable.

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It's had famine, it's had succession problems and various other issues.

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It wants to continue to survive, it wants respect.

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It wants living space in the international arena and it

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believes that pursuit of nuclear capacity capability

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And what about China's role in all this?

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Again, bearing in mind we have this new president, Mr Trump,

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who has said various things about China.

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China does not much like what has been happening in Pyongyang,

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I'm sure, ever since Kim Jong-un took over there.

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It's conspicuous that because either he hasn't been invited,

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He hasn't made the customary visit to China.

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Customary in the sense that his predecessors did.

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China, however, does not want to see the collapse of that state.

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It has a lot vested in the security and stability

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It's going to be rather careful and cautious.

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It will be happy to open up a conversation with the new

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president of the United States to see what could be done,

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but I think Mr Trump would be well advised not to expect too much,

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And we'll find out how this story - and many others - are covered

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in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30pm this evening

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in The Papers - our guests joining me tonight are Tony Grew,

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the parliamentary journalist and Caroline Frost -

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entertainment editor of the Huffington Post.

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The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, insists he remains

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impartial in performing his duties, despite saying that he supported

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The revelation has led to repeated calls for him to stand down, as our

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Political Correspondent Chris Mason reports.

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The Speaker - a role with a history dating back

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Sitting between the political parties, chairing debates, but,

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for the second time in a week, it's John Bercow's opinions that

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Talking to students at the University of Reading, he said

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This may not be popular with some people in this audience,

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I thought it was better to stay in the European Union than not.

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Mr Bercow had already irritated some by accusing President Trump

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I would not wish to issue an invitation to President Trump.

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Some MPs loved that, but his critics are repeating

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I'm incredibly surprised that the speaker now has expressed

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views on a number of issues, on Brexit, on immigration,

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He is incapable of impartially chairing debates in the House

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An ally of the Speaker told me he didn't speak out

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during the referendum campaign and is scrupulously fair

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I'm confident that John Bercow has the numbers and support

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across the parties to see off this attempt by a handful of crusty

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And those in government remain supportive too.

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I had more than six years as Europe minister under David Cameron,

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and in that time I never found the Speaker was shy

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of calling lots of people who were critical of the EU

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The Speaker's job description is clear -

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he is obliged to be politically impartial, but, for now at least,

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he doesn't appear to be at much risk of being toppled.

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Some of the biggest cinematic names in London, Hollywood and beyond came

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together at the Royal Albert Hall for the Baftas. As predicted,

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romantic musical La La Land won the greatest number of awards. With me

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fresh from the Royal Albert Hall is the Huffington Post's UK's

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entertainment editor Caroline Frost. You have recovered from the

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excitement, but it was jolly chilly. That struck us. Every actress who

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was wearing minimal clothing and smiling deserves some sort of

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highfalutin award. It wasn't for the faint-hearted out there tonight.

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Goodness me. Let's get started. We will start with Best actress. Emma

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Stone. La La Land, best film and so on. We can have a little bit of the

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song. # City of stars, are you shining

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just for me # City of stars, there's so much

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that I can't see. Not a bad song, I suppose. It got best film and

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everybody thought it would. Not quite perhaps the success that was

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expected. Every once in a while you get an enormous juggernauts like

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Lord of the Rings or Titanic. You start to see them picking up

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everything early in the morning. They get best cleaner who happen to

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walk on the set. This didn't happen tonight with La La Land. All the

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awards were going to rivals. Even the Jungle Book and best adapted

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screenplay went to Lion. We thought La La Land wouldn't be so

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universally celebrated. But Emma Stone got best actress in a leading

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role. She was a very popular when. They had been sort of warned, not so

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political this time around. It's the Baftas, don't go so heavy on the US

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politics. But she talked about a time for creativity to be important

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and celebrated in a world that needs a lot of love. She is a popular

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when, a glowing actress and as time has come. -- a popular victory. Ryan

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Gosling, very popular, but he didn't get best actor. Casey Affleck did in

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a film to make you feel miserable! Ryan Gosling wasn't in the audience

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tonight. He had been built to appear, so perhaps he got wind of

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the fact it wouldn't go his way. Maybe he thought the trip was worth

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his time, we don't know. Casey Affleck picked up the award tonight.

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Very honest. A popular victory again. He hasn't been nominated in

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awards seasons. His role in Manchester by the Sea, which picked

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up the award for Best original screenplay for Kenneth Lonergan who

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also directed. Not want to take the family along to on a Sunday

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afternoon. More downbeat, but we know Hollywood loves a tear-jerker.

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Something to make us feel bad about. Best supporting actor. Dev Patel.

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Our Dev. It's looking good for the Oscars. He's nominated next month,

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so perhaps this victory will make the American Academy wake up and

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think, they need to take another look at the young man. The film he

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was in was Lion, the true story of an Indian boy who got lost on the

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trains in India, was adopted by an Australian couple, in the film they

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are played by Nicole Kidman and David Wenham. He tries to make his

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way back to the tiny village that he has dreams about still. And Dev

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Patel had to learn to speak in Australian accent. It was remarkably

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convincing and praised by natives. He said it's a family film about

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mothers and sons. He was very emotional, thanking his family

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tonight. Best supporting actress, Viola Davis. Arguably the strongest

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field of the night. Nicole Kidman, Michelle Williams in Manchester by

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the Sea. But Viola Davis triumphed. She's probably the shoo-in for the

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Oscars now. She went back at the global -- she won at the Golden

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globes as well. That film was in Fences as well. And the best British

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film, it is the Baftas. I, Daniel Blake, directed by Ken Loach. It's

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an unashamedly bleak film for all the right reasons. He won at the

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Cannes Festival. He was the first win of the night, Ken Loach, and he

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went in all guns blazing. He talks about the way the country is being

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run, and that creativity... He said the Oscars and all the awards

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seasons, the Baftas, there is room for glitz and glamour of the red

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carpet, but there is room for the other stuff as well. By that, he

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meant the film he has made, which isn't an easy film to watch, but is

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certainly necessary. Caroline, thank you very much indeed. You will join

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me again in about 15 minutes to talk about the newspapers, which will no

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doubt have some Bafta pictures on the front pages.

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Time to take a look at the headlines. The White House has

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responded to North Korea's latest ballistic missile test by vowing to

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stand by its allies in the region to deter what it calls the menace of

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Kim Jong-un's regime. The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow,

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has insisted he remained impartial in performing his duties, despite

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saying he voted remain in the European Union referendum. We have

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just been discussing, La La Land has been named best film at the Baftas.

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Emma Stone won best actress for the musical, which picked up a total of

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five awards. A busy day in sport. We will go

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straight to the sport centre with John Watson.

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Premier League champions Leicester City are facing a battle to remain

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in the Premier League, one season on from lifting

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the title, after being beaten 2-0 by Swansea City.

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Claudio Ranieri's side are now just one point above the relegation zone

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after slipping to their fifth straight league defeat.

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Not much to smile about when faced with a relegation battle.

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Claudio Ranieri's Leicester are one point above the bottom

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three and so are Swansea, but they are revitalised

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With so much riding on this game, it was all rather cagey.

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That was until Alfie Mawson managed to break free,

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the central defender showing his survival instincts.

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He has now scored more Premier League goals this

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When fighting at the bottom, timing your next move can be crucial.

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In first-half injury time Swansea struck again,

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Martin Olsson hammered in his first for the club, much to the delight

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The champions have failed to score in the Premier League in 2017.

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It took over an hour to register their first real chance.

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Islam Slimani's effort smothered by Fabianski.

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Leicester's turnaround in fortunes is baffling,

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A huge victory for Swansea and Paul Clement, but Leicester

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haven't won in the league since New Year's Eve.

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This is a hangover they need to shift quickly.

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Chelsea could've gone 12 points clear at the top.

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As it is, they were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley thanks

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to a fantastic free kick from Robbie Brady.

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Chelsea extend their lead to ten points instead.

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Rangers are into the last eight of the Scottish Cup after coming

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Martyn Waghorn won it for Rangers in what was their first match

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following the departure of manager Mark Warburton on Friday.

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And Scottish Cup holders Hibernian will face a fifth-round replay

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after a goalless draw with Edinburgh rivals, Hearts.

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This weekend's Six Nations action culminated in defeat for Scotland

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The Scots hadn't won there since 1999, and that losing

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streak was extended to ten straight matches as they lost by 22-16.

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Home of a rugby team built around a 150 stone pack.

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When faced with such an obstacle, Scotland decided the best option

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was to distract them and then sneak around.

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In this battle, the French Goliath had the slingshot in the form

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With France now ahead, the battering ram set to work.

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With every charge, they knew the Scottish wall would weaken.

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Eventually somewhere a crack would appear.

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Gael Fickou spotted it, breathing space.

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The gap began to seal up once more, two penalties for Finn Russell,

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Scotland were back within two at the break and gave chase

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Tommy Seymour took a punt, and his luck was in.

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Now a chance for two easy extra points.

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Finn Russell's kick would have been emphatic in football

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France took their chance, 16-16, less than 15 minutes left.

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The French urged to the line, they went to the brink, no try.

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They kept on queueing up Lopez, who knocked them over.

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In the land of the giants, Scotland's task was simply too big.

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Ireland's women have seized control of the women's Six Nations

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following a bonus point victory over Italy.

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They won by 27 points to 3, Hannah Tyrrell scoring a superb solo

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That secured the bonus point, which means they top the table

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with two wins out of two, ahead of England who've also won

:20:16.:20:18.

In the rest of the day's rugby, Wasps moved five points clear

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at the top after a 35-35 draw with Exeter.

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There was a total of ten tries scored, with Exeter down to 14 men.

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In the Pro12, Treviso lost to Leinster and Connaught beat

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Fourteen retired Anglican bishops, have accused the church of ignoring

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In an open letter they said an official report into the Church

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of England's position on homosexuality, didn't contain

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"authentic voices" from the gay and lesbian community.

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The letter comes ahead of a meeting of the General Synod,

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later this week, the body which approves church law.

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Here's our Religious Affairs Correspondent Martin Bashir.

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If the Church of England was tempted to believe that its recent report

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on same-sex marriage had settled the matter, then this letter

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is an indication that the issue is still tearing at the heart

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The peace of the Lord be always with you.

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The letter says that the House of Bishops report, which maintains

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that marriage is between a man and a woman, is not

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"Our perception is that while the pain of LGBT people

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is spoken about in your report, we do not hear its authentic voice."

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One of the signatories says that members of the LGBT community have

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Of the people that entered those conversations,

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knowing that they would have to reveal themselves

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in a circumstance in which that might carry a price,

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in terms of their life and career, and they feel that what's come out

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here is a betrayal in the specific sense, that their

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For some attending morning worship in Leeds, it's time for same-sex

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The community of LGBT people has not been fully heard.

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I think that's a terrible sadness in terms of the broad

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So long ago people could change their mind about slavery,

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Why can't they realise that we are real people

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But for evangelical Christians, even those who might

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be same-sex attracted, the critical issue is not

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inclusiveness, but obedience to scripture and tradition.

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The teaching of the Bible is that we are all broken in different ways.

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All of us are broken in our sexuality in fact, whether it's

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We'll have sexual desires we need to say no to for the sake of our

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The House of Bishops has called for a change

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That will be put to the test on Wednesday when members

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of General Synod will debate the issue.

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Labour's deputy leader, Tom Watson, says the party's leadership

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Speaking to the BBC this morning, Mr Watson played down reports that

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Labour is using focus groups to gauge the popularity

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of alternative candidates to Jeremy Corbyn.

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He said this was "not the time" for another leadership election.

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Earlier I spoke to Chris Mason about the reports.

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Pretty much ever since he was first elected Labour leader,

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the running theme has always been, how long will he last?

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There was a conclusion, if you like, at the end of his first year

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in office that he would last a little longer, because, yes,

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he won again and won easily in the Labour leadership contest

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Things then went a little quiet because the assumption was that

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therefore he would be able to stay for as long as he chose to.

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What we've now got is a discussion that's been going on at Westminster,

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both privately and then occasionally in public, about whether he may

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at some stage choose to stand down, rather than being toppled

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But as you say, Tom Watson appearing on the Andrew Marr Show this

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morning, insisted that the second leadership election win

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for Mr Corbyn has cleared the issue and that he will stick around

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We had a damaging second leadership election.

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So we've got an uphill struggle ahead.

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The polls aren't great for us, but I'm determined now that we've

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got the leadership settled for this parliament, that we can focus

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on developing a very positive, clear message to the British people

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We could hear in Tom Watson's tone there the position that Labour

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finds itself in as a party, talking about an uphill struggle.

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Looking at the opinion polls, and we should always insert

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the caveat that opinion polls so often recently have proven to be

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spectacularly wrong, but Labour are a country mile behind

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The polls could still be very wrong and they would still be behind.

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Enter Ian Lavery, who is a Labour MP, who appeared on Radio

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He is their new campaigns coordinator.

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And he said something that didn't quite chime

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So, in the context of these upcoming by-elections in Copeland in Cumbria

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and in Stoke-on-Trent, he said the party was pretty

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confident, but he talked about the potential loss of either

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of those seats that Labour has held pretty much forever,

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as potential hiccups, which is arguably to understate

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the significance of a Labour loss for them there.

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He then said, and it's a very interesting quote, this.

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"There's plenty of leaders to pick from if and when Jeremy decides

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of his own volition that it's not for him at the election.

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That isn't the case at this point in time."

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So he was floating publicly the idea that Jeremy Corbyn could choose,

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as he says, of his own volition, that he might not want

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And that is to articulate something publicly that occasionally Labour

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This is a guy, by the way, who has been in post as the campaign

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It's not usually the kind of language you would use publicly

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to describe the potential shelf life of your boss.

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And any names, a few names are around.

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The names that tend to float to the surface, Angela Rayner,

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Rebecca Long-Bailey, two Shadow Cabinet ministers.

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They were the subject of some discussion in

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It is the suggestion that there has been some internal

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succession planning going on, and some focus groups,

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where the party assembles a group of typical voters and shows them

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videos of various people and says, what do you make of these people?

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Labour have been pointedly saying that these focus groups were not

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about succession planning, it was normal, conventional party

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policy to do this kind of thing behind the scenes.

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Clive Lewis is the other name that is mentioned.

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He resigned from the Shadow Cabinet last week over those Brexit

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So, yes, yet again, the speculation about who might be the next leader

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of the Labour Party seems to be underway.

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The award-winning jazz and pop singer Al Jarreau has died

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in a Los Angeles hospital just days after announcing he was

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Jarreau was acclaimed for his versatility,

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winning seven Grammy Awards across jazz, pop and R categories.

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It has been cold plate in most places. Will the weather cheer up in

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the next few days? -- it has been cold of late.

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I'm sure we are crying out for something more like spring. Good

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news, we can wave goodbye to scenes and temperatures like this. Come the

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middle of the week it will feel much more like it with sunshine and

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milder weather. The message is, slowly but surely over the next few

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days it will turn more mild. But we're not there yet. Another chilly

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night out there, brisk easterly wind with dampness around, particularly

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later in the night across northern England and eastern Scotland. Clear

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skies emerging across southern counties as we end the night, cold,

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but not as cold as it has been recently. Tubic as of four or 5

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degrees, and a bracing start as you step out in the morning. --

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temperatures off. Sunny but windy with gales out west in the south.

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Further north, it will be a struggle to brighten things up, especially

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across the more northern and eastern parts of England and Dublin to

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Scotland as well. Some dampness holding temperatures down to four or

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5 degrees across north-east ingot. A bit of a question over how quickly

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it will brighten up through parts of Wales, the Midlands and eastern

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counties. If it stays cloudy, it will stay chilly. Further south, a

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transformation from the dole weekend conditions. But it will be windy.

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You have to factor that in. Particularly windy across western

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coasts and the headlands. 50 or 60 mph coming from the east and their

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warnings from the Met office. Into Monday night it will stay windy. By

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Tuesday morning, this chap appearing from the south-west, a front

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bringing showery outbreaks of rain across south of England and

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south-west Wales. For the rest of us, a dry day on Tuesday. How much

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sunshine is open to doubt. It's a lot milder further south and west.

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As we head towards the middle of the week, the front that saunters across

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the country bringing the odd shower and another one that will bring

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heavier and possibly thundery showers as well. Some showers around

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through the middle of the week but sunshine as well and most of us will

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turn dry by Thursday. For all of us it will be much milder than it is

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right now.

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