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Tonight at Ten, Theresa May prepares to spell out her ambitions


for Britain's departure from the European Union.


On the eve of her long-awaited speech, we'll be reporting


on the likely shape of the Prime Minister's strategy.


And there's already an offer of help from Donald Trump,


he tells journalists he'll work on an early trade


Obama said you'll go to the back of the line


meaning, if it does happen, that was a bad statement.


And now we're at the front of the queue?


And we'll be reporting on reaction to Mr Trump's


criticism of Germany, of Nato, and the EU.


The inquest into the killing of 30 British tourists in Tunisia hears


that the security forces delayed their response


In Northern Ireland, the power-sharing


There'll be new elections to the Assembly on March the 2nd.


No one should underestimate the challenge faced to the political


institutions here in Northern Ireland, and what is at stake.


Rolls-Royce will pay nearly ?700 million to settle allegations


They're quite naughty, rebellious books, I suppose.


There are a lot of naughty, rebellious children around.


And tributes to the children's author and illustrator Babette Cole,


And coming up in Sportsday on BBC News:


Andy Murray gets off to a winning start in Melbourne


as the world number one sets his sights on the first


tennis major of the year, the Australian Open.


Theresa May has been finalising her long-awaited statement


on the government's ambitions for the forthcoming talks


In tomorrow's speech the Prime Minister's expected


to spell out what kind of Brexit deal she wants, and the future


Donald Trump says his promise to negotiate an early trade deal


between America and the UK should strengthen Mrs May's hand.


Our political editor Laura Kuenssberg reports


on what we might expect, based on the evidence so far.


Heard the one about leaving the European Union?


But despite what sounds like meaningless platitudes, the big


decisions on the European Union have been obvious since June.


There is clearly no mandate for a deal that involves accepting


the free movement of people as it has worked hitherto.


Unlimited EU immigration won't stay, nor the power of European judges.


Our judges, sitting not in Luxembourg, but in


Without them in charge, it means we'll be out


People talk in terms as if somehow we are leaving the EU


but we still want to kind of keep bits of membership of the EU.


And she's even dressed up to make plain how doing business


outside Europe will be more and more important.


And a thumbs up for Brexit from the man who in 91 hours will be


Promises of a quick trade deal given to one


Former minister, sometimes reporter Michael Gove.


But I do believe this, if they hadn't been forced to take


in all of the refugees, so many, with all the problems


that it entails, I think that you wouldn't have a Brexit.


Good cheer for Brexiteers ahead of the Prime Minister's speech.


It's very good news that the United States of America


wants to do a good free trade deal with us and wants to do it very


fast, and it's great to hear that from President-elect Donald Trump.


The Prime Minister may delight them, ready tomorrow to make plain what's


We're going to have the European Court of Justice no longer


We are also going to be outside the single market so we can


And probably outside the customs union so that we can


negotiate our own trade deals with the rest of the world.


This is the most crucial set of choices any Prime Minister


And although the fundamentals were clear before she moved in,


there's been precious little detail in public.


But Theresa May's opponents fear she'll disappoint


because she's juggling her party as well as the public.


Partly because she's had to overcompensate,


as a former Remainer, to prove herself to her own party.


Partly because she has no mandate of her own,


she has not been elected by anybody, so she's not in a very


But partly because she's chosen, really, only to listen to the 52%


of people who voted for Brexit, and not the almost half


of the remaining part of the voting public voted for a different future.


Some people might say that people on your side of the argument haven't


listened to people on the other side for too long and that's why the vote


I accept that unless something dramatic happens or there's a huge


change in public opinion, Brexit is likely to occur.


What I do not accept is that the Brexiteers have a mandate


Theresa May will tell us and them, the other European countries,


more about her decisions that will shape Britain


Her political hope, she and the country are not


Laura Kuenssberg, BBC News, Westminster.


Our business editor Simon Jack is in Davos,


where the World Economic Forum taking place this week,


and our deputy political editor John Pienaar is in Downing Street.


We'll come to jump in a moment. What our business leaders saying about


their hopes, ambitions, even fears before tomorrow's speech? I think


that the writing has been on the wall for some time that we are


leaving the single market. What is new is that we are more than likely


to leave the customs union which is a perimeter around Europe which


governs what stuff comes in but then things can move freely within so you


don't have to open every palate and inspect every lorry-load. Looks and


we'll be leaving that to make the most of trade deals around the


world. They are holding more cards than you thought, you had Donald


Trump endorsing the UK approach, senior EU negotiators admitting it


would be very disruptive for the EU if the UK was to leave on bad terms.


Even mild mannered Philip Hammond has said he might take the gloves


off and lower taxes if we didn't get a good deal. All of that has added


to their confidence that they can thrash out a good deal. What is


being said here is that we don't want to be overconfident here, we


don't want to get to a position where we thought we were going to


get a good deal and did not in fact get one and fall onto WTO


regulations which means tariffs, and businesses worry could damage trade.


Many thanks. John, I said this speech was long-awaited, how much


detail are we likely to get? Theresa May is being egged on by a chorus of


enthusiastic Brexiteers in her party, in the press, some in her


Cabinet to promise as clean a break as one can imagine from all EU


obligations and ties. Theresa May is, above all else, a pragmatist. He


has not played her cards as closely as she has done to tip them now. She


is not an ideological committed Brexiteer. She will be clear on


driving as hard bargain as she has two to achieve laws made here in


Britain by British lawmakers and enforced by British judges and


within borders managed by an immigration policy made in Britain.


There are expected to be maybe a dozen points she will touch on for


the coming negotiations in the week ahead. Will that satisfy the clamour


for more clarity? Not much chance of that. Will it give us a clear idea


of where we end up? Even less chance. That will be up to long


negotiations in many months ahead and nobody knows the details of that


yet. Thank you both. Some of Europe's political leaders


have hit back at Donald Trump after he accused Chancellor Merkel


of making a 'catastrophic' decision to accept hundreds


of thousands of migrants, He also threatened high tariffs


on German car imports. Mrs Merkel responded by saying that


Europe would continue to fight And President Hollande


of France said Europe did not need "outside advice",


as our diplomatic correspondent They have rehearsed the inauguration


in Washington with a stand-in for President Trump,


but no one knows quite what to expect at Friday's


ceremony, still less The President-elect


continues to amaze, now accusing Germany's Chancellor


Merkel, more than 11 years in office, of a very catastrophic


mistake with her open-doors approach I think it's not good,


I think it was a big Germany's Chancellor


did not return fire, except to argue that


genuine refugees cannot be sacrificed in the fight


against terrorism. TRANSLATION: I would separate this


from the task The majority of refugees have left


Syria because of their And here's the latest


Trump on President Putin. We can make good


deals with Russia, he One good deal could involve


reducing both sides' nuclear Some fear Mr Trump easing sanctions


against Russia. There's talk of an early summit in


Iceland's capital echoing the famous Reykjavik encounter between Reagan


and Gorbachev 30 years ago. That summit may have failed but it did


open the way for eventual arms reduction. Now the man tipped as


Trump's pic for ambassador to the EU says history can be repeated. I


think there will be a summit in Rakitic which is quite interesting,


not unlike the summit between Reagan and Gorbachev some decades ago where


people were equally pessimistic and yet what resulted? Frankly the end


of the Cold War. And we need an end to this Cold War. Donald Trump is


still calling the Western military alliance of Nato obsolete, so what


could that mean for the new deployment of heavy armour to Poland


to deter any Russian threat? Could it be reversed? Francois Hollande


expressed his frustration. TRANSLATION: Europe will already be


ready to pursue transatlantic operation. Europe does not need


outside advice to tell it what it has to do. Those staging the


inauguration may be anxious to learn lessons from their rehearsals but


signs are world leaders remain worried about the real president


Trump. How will he translate sometimes baffling words into


action? China has also reacted strongly


to Mr Trump's latest pronouncements. State media in Beijing said China


would 'take off the gloves' and take strong action if Mr Trump


continued to provoke Mr Trump broke with decades


of precedent last month by taking a telephone call


from the Taiwanese president, a move that angered Beijing,


which regards Taiwan Our correspondent John Sudworth


reports from Beijing. Not everyone in China is taking


Donald Trump too seriously. His inauguration this


week comes just ahead of the Chinese New Year


of the Rooster. And this factory is making, well,


giant Trump lookalike The orders are flowing in, we can


barely cope, the boss tells me. But increasingly Mr Trump


is becoming a target of anger. Mock-ups of Taiwanese ships provide


shooting practice at this While US presidents have long


avoided challenging Beijing's claim to sovereignty,


the so-called one China policy, "China's military,


especially our Navy, is growing stronger,


we don't fear US provocation", "We want peace, but if they cross


our red line we have to take Last week, in a move seen by some


as intended to make that very point, China sent its aircraft carrier


through the Taiwan Strait. And China's Communist Party run


newspapers have issued a stark warning, telling Mr Trump that


if he changes US policy, Beijing will have no choice


but to take off the gloves, and that China will mercilessly


combat those who advocate These Chinese workers make luxury


marble products for the US market. For them, the biggest fear


is not rising military Their American boss believes


Mr Trump's threatened tariffs will do nothing to change


the basic market reality. Hiring one worker in


the states, that could hire So moving our business to the states


would impinge into our margins which would then reflect


on consumer pricing. And it would be very difficult


to run a business that way. The world is about to find out


whether one of the most vital and complex bilateral relationships


is to undergo a profound change. Before his election,


China could simply dismiss Donald Trump's rhetoric


as the overinflated blast And China is making it


increasingly clear that while it has a lot to lose,


so, too, does America Our North America editor


Jon Sopel is in Washington. This latest interview, what does it


tell us, do you think, about Mr Trump's likely approach to foreign


policy? I think it tells us there is not an


overarching philosophy. In the Bush- Blair era we had liberalist


interventionism and some have posed Trump as an isolationist but I don't


think that's right. As everything with trouble you have to view him as


a businessman and deal-maker. If you look at the transcript of the


interview he gave, it is peppered with remarks I'm going to deal with


this one, we are going to do a deal with that one and he talks about


cabinet choices, what makes them good? They are good deal-makers, he


wants to do a deal with Britain on trade and a deal with Nato companies


getting them to spend more, deals with China, Russia and the Middle


East and that's the way he thinks. The worry of the diplomatic immunity


in Washington is if you do one deal it has a consequence somewhere else.


It's like three-dimensional chess. You can't move one piece without the


other pieces on the board being affected. There is a feeling Donald


Trump doesn't get that. That said, Donald Trump's focus come if he can


help it, is not to be on international affairs, it is to


focus on US issues, jobs, health care. That's where he wants the


first few months of his administration to focus on. Jon


Sopel, thank you, with the latest from Washington.


The inquests into the deaths of 30 British tourists


who were killed in Tunisia 18 months ago have started in London.


They were shot dead by a gunman at a beach resort near Sousse.


It was the deadliest terror attack on Britons since the July 7th


The inquest has been told that some of the victims


might still be alive, had local security forces


Our correspondent Daniela Relph reports.


For them, the inquests matter so much.


The families of those killed, still looking for answers.


As the hearing began, the names of those who died were read out


The inquest heard they had needlessly lost their lives.


Mobile phone footage shows the chaos and confusion during the attacks.


Listening to the sound of gunfire and the sense of panic.


The gunman was Seifeddine Rezgui, a 23-year-old who was eventually


But he'd been intent on killing tourists.


CCTV footage has traced his movements that day.


An unknown person dropped off by car near the hotel.


As he walked away he hid his gun beneath a


The sounds of gunfire were heard, those on the


beach run for their lives, confused about what was happening.


On the beach was Rezgui, shooting systematically


He can then be seen inside the hotel,


roaming around, looking for his next victims.


At no point do the police or security guards appear to


Samantha Leek QC, counsel to the inquests,


referred to a statement from a Tunisian witness.


"He said the security units that should have intervened deliberately


and unjustifiably slowed down to delay their arrival at the hotel.


They had the ability to put an end to the attack before the police


arrived." This is a map of the gunman's movements put together by a


British police team. The red arrow indicates where Rezgui started


shooting may the sun lounges before moving to the terrace and outdoor


pool area and into the hotel. He killed everywhere he went.


This 3-D graphic was also shown to the inquest.


The name and photo of each victim marks the place


There was also evidence today from a senior


She said at the time of the killings Tunisia


was ranked as high risk with


But at that stage British tourists were not advised to


It has been a difficult day for the families.


But they want to know how their loved ones came to die in such


Daniela Relph, BBC News, at the High Court.


Rolls-Royce has agreed to pay ?670 million


to the authorities in Britain, the US and Brazil - to settle


The British company - which makes engines for jets, ships,


and nuclear submarines - said the agreements related


to offences involving its intermediaries overseas.


Our industry correspondent John Moylan is here.


What happened here? In 2012 the Serious Fraud Office


said it was looking into allegations of corruption involving Rolls-Royce


in China, Indonesia and other markets. The US open their own


investigation into this two years later. You may recall Panorama did


its own investigation last year with similar claims regarding Rolls-Royce


in India and Brazil and what all of this was about was Rolls-Royce's use


of intermediaries or agents in countries around the world and


claims that payments or bribes were being used to win contracts. This


afternoon after markets closed Rolls-Royce issued a statement


confirming it had reached agreement with these authorities in the UK, US


and Brazil. Under the agreement it escapes prosecution, but it admits


wrongdoing and will pay this huge fine, almost ?700 million come at a


time it can ill afford it, after a number of profits warnings in recent


years. Rolls-Royce said it co-operated fully with the


authorities and reduced its use of agents around the world in recent


years but you have to say this saga is hugely damaging for the


reputation of what is one of Britain's most important companies.


John Moylan, thank you. power-sharing executive


in Northern Ireland has collapsed - and new elections to the Assembly


have been announced - for 2nd March. Earlier today, Sinn Fein


refused to nominate a new Deputy First Minister -


following the resignation Sinn Fein are blaming


the First Minister - the DUP's Arlene Foster -


for mishandling a controversial energy scheme - which could cost


the taxpayer ?500 million. Our chief correspondent


Gavin Hewitt reports. For ten years power has been shared


in Northern Ireland. It was one of the foundation


stones of peace. Today that power-sharing


government collapsed. I propose that a draft Order


in Council be brought forward shortly to set an election date


of Thursday 2nd March. No one should underestimate


the challenge faced to the political institutions here


in Northern Ireland and what is The trigger for the breakdown


was a row over a controversial green energy scheme drawn up


by Unionist minister Arlene Foster. But the bitter arguments


over the scheme exposed growing tensions


between nationalist and I think it's both


parties, personally. I find it very disappointing


and very, very sad. It's the tribal politics, you know,


I feel like we're back in the 80s and I was really hopeful that


for the future generations that they There's no appetite


for a return to any sort of violence at any stage


I think that possibly what will happen is we


will be led through another couple of years of political insecurity.


At Stormont the Northern Ireland Assembly depends on unionists and


Today both main parties were asked to


submit a name for one of the two top posts.


First up, the Democratic Unionist Party.


And they backed their current leader.


..Nominate Arlene Foster to be the First Minister.


There can be no return to the status quo.


If something is broke you stop and you fix it.


But they refused to put forward a name, so ending the


Without an executive, key areas of government


will be stalled and then, most importantly, there's Brexit.


voice when crucial decisions are taken?


We are in a very grave situation going into this election


and the timing of it when Northern Ireland


we are facing Brexit and when we are also


coming to the end of the


financial year is possibly the worst time that we could be entering into


Recent years have changed Northern Ireland, but


the shadows of the past still make compromise difficult.


Some campaigning for this snap poll have already begun with voters going


to the polls on March the 2nd. Then what will happen will be a period of


negotiations, perhaps lasting three weeks when they will try and hammer


out whether there is a basis for future power-sharing. What happens


if they can't reach an agreement? Then they could be further elections


in the future, or they could be direct rule from Westminster.


Tonight there was a telephone call from Downing Street to the Irish


Prime Minister expressing real concern that this election here


could be divisive. STUDIO: Gavin Hewitt, our chief correspondent at


Stormont, thank you. A brief look at some of the day's


other other news stories. Reports from Turkey say the gunman


suspected of killing 39 people at a nightclub in Istanbul


on New Year's Day has been captured. Local media say he was found


in a district of the city. So-called Islamic State has said it


carried out the attack at the club. In his first major


speech of the New Year - the Bank of England Governor Mark


Carney has warned families about spending on credit -


and ignoring the uncertainty He said rising prices


could hit spending power as the year goes on -


leaving people with less The former youth football coach -


Barry Bennell - has pleaded not guilty to eight charges


of child abuse. The allegations all involve a boy


under the age of 15 in the 1980s when Bennell worked at Crewe


Alexandra. Police in South Yorkshire say


they're treating the death of a 16-year-old girl


in Rotherham as suspicious. Her body was found in an alleyway


in the Dinnington area NHS doctors in England are warning


that some patients face 'dangerous' delays getting specialist treatment


through their GPs. The British Medical Association says


referral management centres - create barriers and take decisions


away from GPs. But supporters of the system


say it's a good way Our health editor Hugh


Pym has more details. If a GP refers you for a hospital


checkup or treatment you might think it would happen automatically but in


some areas the decision has to be vetted by another organisation,


sometimes a private company, and that's the subject of


a growing controversy. Tracy used to find everyday


household chores a nightmare, in constant pain


because of her varicose veins. I was in so much pain


with my leg 24 hours a day. I wasn't sleeping properly, I was


struggling to get through my work. Her GP recommended an operation


on the NHS but this was barred by the referral centre


so she had to get it done privately. If a GP feels that


a specialist needs to look at you then the NHS should


be supporting that and they're not. Research by the BBC has revealed


an increase in the use There are about 13.5 million


referrals for treatment by GPs Last year, about 2 million


were screened by referral More than 84,000 were rejected


for clinical reasons, or Really


it is a form of rationing. That's not to say


that we don't need to perhaps ration within the NHS


but I would rather it was done explicitly and that the public


were involved rather than every purchasing authority


making its own individual decisions and sometimes using private


companies to do that. The logic of the system is that


at a time of rising patient demand and stretched resources local health


commissioners have a mechanism for scrutinising decisions which could


lead to expensive Though they acknowledge that once


you've taken on board the cost of the centres there's no way yet


of assessing whether they do provide Some local health bodies


are limiting certain types of The referral centres


are reinforcing those decisions. We don't want to


squander any money, we have limited resources, so it's


really important resources we have we spend most effectively and get


the best value our population. Best value for money,


or bad news for patients? There's limited use


of this system in Wales. health service in Scotland


and Northern Ireland. In England it's certainly


generated a lively debate. Tributes have been paid


to the children's author and illustrator Babette Cole -


who's died at the age of 67. She created more than


70 picture books - She also worked on BBC children's


programmes including Bagpuss There were only two things ever that


I could do in my life. One was ride a horse and the other


was tell a good tale. You could say she was eccentric.


It ran in the family. On my mother's side they were circus


people and pirates. And on my father's side


they were painters. When she wasn't riding horses or


playing with her dogs, Babette Cole wrote and illustrated books that,


like her, were funny and rather Princess Smarty Pants


was her feminist take on stories Princes queue up to


marry Smarty Pants but when she kisses one


he turns into a toad. Dr Dog aimed to teach children


about dirt and disease. Mummy Laid an Egg was sort


of a really ground-breaking book because nobody had done


a sex education book Turning it around, so it's actually


the children that are teaching the parents,


which is what made it She produced books about slime


and smells, about puberty, about coping with divorce, about


handling troublesome family members. There were more than


70 titles in all. Children liked the whimsical


pictures, they liked her often anarchic stories and the way she saw


the world from a child's point But as she once said,


she never really grew up herself. The children's author


Babette Cole who's died aged 67. Time for me to remind you Newsnight


is about to begin on BBC Two. Here's Evan.


Tonight we will try to make sense of what we know about the big Brexit


speech tomorrow. Closer to a full English than a continental Brexit,


we think. We will hear from Michael Gove and Labour's Brexit Secretary


Kier Starmer as well. Join me now on BBC Two. That's Newsnight with Evan.


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


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