18/01/2017 Newsround


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Good morning, Jenny here with your Wednesday Newsround.

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This lunchtime, the Prime Minister, Theresa May,

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will answer questions from Members of Parliament, after she made

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a really important speech about the future of Britain.

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Mrs May announced some big decisions about how Britain

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will work in the future, now it's leaving the European Union.

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She also said Britain would leave a group called the Single Market.

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Some other politicians, like the Scottish First Minister,

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Nicola Sturgeon, are unhappy about the decision,

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which she says could be very bad for Scotland and for Britain.

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So what do "Brexit", "Single Market",

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and all the other words we've been hearing actually mean?

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Ricky's got this one.

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If you've been watching the news lately,

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you will have heard a lot of...

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Brexit. Britain voted for Brexit.

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Brexit. Brexit.

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Brexit.

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And probably a few...

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The European Union. Control.

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Immigration.

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Oh, and don't forget...

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The Single Market. Article 50.

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Exiting the EU.

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But what do they all mean?

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Let's start with Brexit.

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No, it's not the name of a new breakfast cereal.

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It's simply two words put together, Britain and exit -

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together that makes Brexit.

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So, what exactly is Britain exiting?

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Well, last year adults in the UK voted to leave the European Union,

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which is a bit like a club, only this club is made up of

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28 countries who work together.

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The UK has been part of it for more than 40 years,

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but most people who voted thought that it would be better

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for decisions to be made in the UK rather than in the EU.

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So, how do we leave?

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By activating something called Article 50.

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Think of it as a giant red button -

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once it has been pressed, the process to leave

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the European Union officially begins.

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It's not really a red button, though, but it is very important.

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Now, leaving the EU won't happen overnight.

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Loads of things need to be discussed.

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For example, how do we live and work with all the other countries

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in Europe once we've waved goodbye?

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Well, two of the biggest issues being talked

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about are immigration control and the Single Market.

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Let's start with the first one.

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Immigration - that's when people move to a different country

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to live and work.

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At the moment, people who are from the EU have the right

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to live and work here in the UK.

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The Prime Minister says she wants more control over our borders

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to limit the number of people coming to live here from overseas,

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and that means she's made a big decision on Britain's place

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in the Single Market.

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So, what's that?

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Well, at the moment, the UK is part of the Single Market,

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which makes it easier for countries in the

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European Union to do business.

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There are rules that everyone in the Single Market

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needs to sign up to, and one of those is that people

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from the European Union have the right to come and live

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and work here in the UK.

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Theresa May says that the voters made it clear they didn't want

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the EU making those rules, and so Britain will be

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leaving the Single Market,

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and that means the UK has got to make lots of decisions about how

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we buy and sell things, not just with Europe,

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but with the rest of the world too.

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So, there you have it.

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That's a lot of words.

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Next up, on Friday, Donald Trump will officially

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take charge of America.

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Leah has travelled to Trump's home city of New York

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to find out who he is, and what kids there think of him.

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Donald Trump is determined.

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I'm going to build a wall and Mexico's going to pay for it.

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Donald Trump is going to make America great again.

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God bless you!

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Donald Trump talks like this...

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Welcome to New York, the city that never sleeps.

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This is where Donald Trump was born, grew up and made a name for himself.

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But, despite that, many New Yorkers are not big fans.

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Donald Trump is a joke.

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I've never said I was a perfect person, nor pretended to be

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someone that I'm not.

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Donald Trump is not my president.

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So, just who is Donald Trump, then?

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Well, for starters, he grew up in this exclusive,

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well-off area of Queens, in this very house.

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He lived with his mum and dad, Mary and Fred Trump,

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and two brothers and two sisters.

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At school, he liked baseball and misbehaved, but from a young age

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he always had big ambitions to be rich and powerful.

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These kids have big ambitions in life too.

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Like Trump, they are growing up in Queens, but life

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for them is very different.

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I feel ashamed that I'm from Queens now, because this type

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of man grew up here, while I grew up in a whole other way

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because I was raised to be respectful to people.

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It's ridiculous to think that we're going to be led by

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this man who's so closed-minded.

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At the same time, it is kind of unsettling that we have a big

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billionaire buffoon that is going to be our president.

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His attitude, I think, does tick people off,

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and I think it'll get in the way of what he wants to do for America.

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All I can say is you have to be hopeful because maybe, you never

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know, he could do something good.

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Donald Trump really made a name for himself up here -

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that's Trump Tower.

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Now, after taking over his dad's company, he became known

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for being a billionaire businessman and a reality TV star...

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You're fired.

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..not for being a politician.

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Good morning, America.

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Trump's unexpected rise to the White House is the top story

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on American's biggest morning news show.

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He doesn't talk like a politician and he's been able to plough his way

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through it because he says, look, I am not politically correct,

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and I'm not a politician, and I think to people watching him,

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those who like him, that is deeply appealing.

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His entire persona circles very much around being successful -

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I am a winner, I am a success, I am a self-made man, and so on.

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We have the best pizza in the world in Staten Island.

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And those are the qualities that appealed to the schoolkids

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in the area of Staten Island.

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When I was younger, me and my mum used to watch

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the Celebrity Apprentice all the time, and I realised

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the firmness in his talk and how he always wanted to get things done.

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I personally feel that he'll do quite well,

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especially on the economy.

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He is very aggressive in how he speaks.

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It's just his way of expressing how he feels.

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A lot of people don't express it that way -

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that's why there are not familiar and that's why they don't

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like it that much.

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He wants to protect us by making sure that we have a border.

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The President of the United States of America is one of the most

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important jobs in the world.

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Now, some people say Donald Trump isn't the right leader for America,

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while others say it's time for a new kind of politician.

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Now millions of Americans, and people all over the world,

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will be waiting to find out what happens next.

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That's all for now.

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Newsround's back this afternoon at 4.20.

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