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Theresa May and Donald Trump meet at the White House, his first

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After the handshake by a bust of Winston Churchill,

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We are discussing how we can establish a trade

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negotiation agreement, take forward immediate high-level

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talks, lay the groundwork for a UK-US trade agreement.

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Also top of the agenda, cementing the special relationship.

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And I can tell you that I think we're going to get along very well.

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It's interesting, because I am a people person.

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After the warm words, President Trump even takes Mrs May's hand

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after the news conference. We'll be assessing whether

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the Prime Minister's meeting with the President was a success,

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and looking back at his tumultuous Plans to cut hip

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and knee operations for people who are obese or only

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in moderate pain. The UK's biggest retailer,

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Tesco, is to buy the UK's And after the Oscars were criticised

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for being too white, could this film And coming up in Sportsday on BBC

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News: Arsene Wenger is given a four-match touchline ban

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for his altercation with a Premier League official

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against Burnley last Sunday. Donald Trump and Theresa May have

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hailed a new era of relations between America and Britain,

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after meeting at the White House. It's President Trump's first talks

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there with any foreign The Prime Minister told a news

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conference Mr Trump had given what she called his "100%" backing

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to Nato, despite his recent She confirmed that the Queen has

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invited President Trump to make a state visit to Britain this year,

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and that he has accepted. There was also talk of a future

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trade deal, but no detail. Everyone is paying attention. Our

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Prime Minister, the first foreign leader to make their way, oh so

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carefully into the Trump White House, the first foreign leader to

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take the risk and the opportunity to be greeted at the side door of 1600

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Pennsylvania Ave. Stepping into the lights. Alongside the ringmaster of

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his own circus. Today, the United States renews our deep bond with

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Britain, military, financial, cultural and political. We have one

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of the great bonds. We pledge our lasting support to this most special

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relationship. Can I start by saying that I'm so pleased that I've been

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able to be here today, and thank you for inviting me so soon after your

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inauguration. And I'm delighted to be able to congratulate you on what

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was a stunning election victory. I have today been able to convey her

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magister the Queen's hope that President Trump and the First Lady

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would pay a state visit to the United Kingdom later this year and

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I'm delighted the president has accepted that invitation. And after

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the small talk, an achievement for Theresa May, a promise from the

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president on Nato, the vital defence alliance which he had said risked

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being obsolete. On defence and security cooperation, we are united

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in our recognition of Nato was the bulwark of our collective defence

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and today, we've reaffirmed our unshakeable commitment to this

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alliance. Mr President, I think you concerned you are 100% behind Nato.

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For keen watchers of the Oval Office, the bust of Churchill moved

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back into the room. The original, this is the original in many ways.

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Easier to do than commit to a rapid trade deal. Much mentioned in the

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run-up, but no guarantee. But the president was eager to remind

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Britain he was always behind Brexit. I said Brexit is going to happen and

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I was spawned in the press for making that prediction. I was

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scorned. I said, I believe it's going to happen because people want

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to know who's coming into their country and they want to control

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their own trade and various things, and Lo and behold, the following

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day, it happened. And the odds were not looking good for me when I made

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that statement come up, because as you know everybody thought it was

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not going to happen. I think Brexit is going to be a wonderful thing for

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your country. Laura? Thank you very much, Prime Minister. Mr President,

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you have said before that torture works, give praised Russia, you have

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said you want to ban some Muslims from coming to America, you

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suggested there should be punishment for abortion. For many people in

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Britain, those sound like alarming beliefs. What do you say to our

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viewers at home who are worried about some of your views, and

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worried about you becoming leader of the free world? This was your choice

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of a question? LAUGHTER

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There goes that relationship! We have a great general, who has just

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been appointed secretary of defence, General James Mattis. And he has

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stated, publicly, that he does not necessarily believe in torture, or

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waterboarding, or however you want to define it, enhanced interrogation

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I guess would be a word that a lot of words, people like to use. I

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don't necessarily agree, but I would tell you that he will override,

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because I'm giving him that power. Prime Minister, you've talked about

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where you agree, but you've also said you would be frank where you

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disagree with the president. Can you tell is wearing our talks you did

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disagree, and do you think that the president listened to what you have

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to say? And Mr President, you... LAUGHTER

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Can I confirm, I've been listening to the president and the president

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has been listening to me, that's the point of having a conversation under

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dialogue, and we have been discussing a number of topics. We'll

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carry on after this press conference, meeting and discussing a

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number of other topics. And there will be times when we disagree, and

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issues on which we disagree. The point of the special relationship is

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we are able to have that open and frank discussion, so that we are

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able to make that clear when it happens. But I'm clear also that

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there are many issues on which the United Kingdom and United States

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stand alongside one another. Many issues on which we agree. I think,

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as I said yesterday in mice Beach, that we are to moment now when we

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can build an even stronger special relationship, which will be not of

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just the United States and United Kingdom but in the interests of the

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wider world as well. Could they be friends? The careful leader, who

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surprised herself ending up in power than she could have imagined, the

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star of his own reality show, the White House the twist in the plot. I

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can tell you, I think we are going to get along very well. I'm a people

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person, I think you are as well, Theresa. I can often tell how I get

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along with somebody very early and I think we'll have a fantastic

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relationship. The flash and perform all were side-by-side at the podium,

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but far from being an awkward encounter the leaders lavished

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praise on each other, trying hard to appear relaxed and each other's

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company. This was so much more than a big day out for Theresa May. Just

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one important moment. We've just seen the first steps in a

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relationship that will shape her leadership and the country. Even

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world leaders need a hand now undergoing. The president and the

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Prime Minister's classed as they made their way down the steps. So

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much is uncertain, there is much to gain, get that grip may prove too

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close. Laura Kuenssberg, BBC News, at the White House.

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Our Business Editor Simon Jack is with me.

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A key objective of these talks was to talk trade.

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It was referred to in the press conference after the meeting

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It was a sideshow. Traders are comfortable subject they can talk

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about and one of the things raised in the press conference by Laura. We

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have a pretty good trading relationship with the US already.

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The US is the number one destination, single country

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destination, for British exports, 25% go there. The number -- the UN

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-- of UK's number one place for foreign investment, so it's not a

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broken relationship that needs fixing. It's more political. Donald

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Trump needs a deal so he can prove to everyone that he's not a wall

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building protectionist, the distracts from the Mexico thing, and

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the PM needs a deal, to show we have powerful friends who are outside the

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EU, waiting to embrace as the minute we are out. It's a political win for

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both sides. The reality is, there's different details, for example they

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washed their chicken in chlorine and give their cows growth hormones, we

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don't. We have different drug approval mechanisms. The political

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will is definitely there. The detail of thrashing that out is still

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pretty formidable. Simon, thank you. As well as talking to Theresa May,

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President Trump had an hour long phone conversation with his Mexican

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counterpart, as part of a bid to resolve who will pay for the much

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talked about wall along And in an indication of his views

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on the contentious issue of abortion in America,

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the Vice President indicated that Mr Trump will ensure his choice

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for one of the country's top judges Forget Theresa May's visit to DC,

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the big public event in Washington today was a demonstration by tens

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of thousands of pro-life campaigners, demanding a toughening

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of the abortion laws. This is an annual event,

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but the people who turned out feel they are on the cusp of bringing

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about a major shift They feel they have a President

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in tune with them. Perhaps more in tune

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than the woman brought in to sing President Trump has made clear

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he wants a conservative pro-life to fill the vacant seat

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on the Supreme Court, and he sent his Vice President along

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to address the crowds, the most senior government

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representative ever This Administration will work

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with Congress to end taxpayer funding of abortion and abortion

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providers, and we will devote those resources to health care services

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for women across America. But winning over Mexico

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to pay for the border wall Yesterday's bizarre war of words

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on social media between the two presidents ended with the Mexican

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head of state pulling out of Today, Twitter diplomacy was

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replaced by the more old-fashioned And at his news

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conference, tellingly, no mention of the wall

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and who was going to pay for it. We are no longer going

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to be the country that So we are going to

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renegotiate our trade deals, and we are going

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to renegotiate other aspects of our And in the end I think it

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will be good for both It's hard to believe

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it is only a week since the inauguration of President Trump,

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such is the pace at which events His first meeting with a foreign

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leader completed, a raft of executive orders,

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and there seems to be no And a short time ago the President

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went to the Pentagon to meet his senior commanders,

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to discuss a change of strategy and intensification of the fight

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against so-called Islamic State. He also oversaw the swearing

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in of his new Defence This former general is pro-Nato,

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anti-torture and a Russian sceptic. And for those reasons,

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a figure of considerable reassurance It has been quite a first week for

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President Trump. First of all, his meeting today with Theresa May. A

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success? Yes, Theresa May will be leaving Washington feeling that was

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mission accomplished, a job well done. It was a diplomatic coup in

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the first place for the British to be the first foreign nation to come

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and meet the new President is his inauguration. Secondly, the

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atmospherics were good. She has built up something of a rap or.

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Thirdly, she got some concessions. That point on Nato was important and

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a lot of European nations were looking for something like that from

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Donald Trump. And it sets the framework. The trade deal is a long

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way off but if she feels this is someone she can do business with, as

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seems to be the case, they will be well pleased with that. His first

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week in office has not been Dahlen and he has just signed another

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controversial executive order. I am just reading some of the content,

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establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out

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of the United States. We don't want them here, he said a few moments ago

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at the Pentagon. The detail of the executive order we are still finding

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out and it will emerge later, but what a dizzying week it has been. It

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is hard to believe it was only a week ago that the inauguration took

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place. On all sorts of France there has been huge energy, lots of

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action. The deals are not done in terms of what the policy will mean.

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Donald Trump remains as divisive as ever but few Americans can doubt his

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energy levels, given what we have just witnessed. Thank you.

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Plans to cut knee and hip replacement operations

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in Worcestershire have been described as alarming

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Three commissioning groups in the county say very obese

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patients, and those who are in only moderate pain, will not

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They say the plan will save ?2 million a year, but is it fair?

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He's due to have a hip operation which would make his job

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as a tour guide much easier, but Gordon has been waiting more

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than six months with no sign of an appointment yet.

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His experience shows how debilitating a long wait

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Occasionally, I will wake up and you try to move and it's

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It's one way of getting relief on it.

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It's certainly affecting my daily life.

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In Gordon's local area in Worcestershire, the NHS will be

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tightening the criteria, making it even more difficult

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A scoring system based on a questionnaire by patients

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will be used to assess who needs surgery.

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In effect, they have to be in more pain, or less

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mobile than they currently would, to qualify.

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But senior doctors say the policy is unfair on patients.

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The patient continues to suffer and the NHS fails to help them.

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It is not the first time local commissioning groups in England have

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The three groups in Worcestershire have followed one in Shropshire

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Vale of York and Harrogate have announced restrictions

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on all surgery for some, unless they lose weight,

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and another trend that's been seen is cuts in IVF treatment, including

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in mid and North East Essex and South East Norfolk.

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The finances in the NHS are constrained and demand is rising.

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And so in that environment we have to make some difficult decisions

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We have to prioritise services where patients

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will get the most benefit, and we have to make

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sure we get the best for the NHS pound in our area.

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This comes at a time when there have been calls for a cross-party

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and public debate on the future of the NHS in England.

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The key question is, should the NHS continue

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with the funding already allocated, even if it means possible

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cuts to some services, or does it need new funding to bring

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it in line with health spending in some other

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The Welsh government said there were no financial

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Scotland is investing more in specialist centres,

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but around the UK, the debate on the best use of resources

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A brief look at some of the day's other news stories.

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The boss of a haulage firm and a mechanic have been jailed

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for the manslaughter of four people who were killed when a tipper truck,

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with faulty brakes, ran out of control and crashed

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Matthew Gordon was jailed for seven years and Peter Wood for five years.

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The victims included four-year-old Mitzi Steady.

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British Airways cabin crew will stage a further six days

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of industrial action next month, in a dispute over pay.

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The strikes were announced by the Unite union.

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It's urged BA to get to the negotiating table.

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BA says they will have contingency plans in place.

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And the government's spending watchdog has told the Ministry

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of Defence that if it's to pay for new ships, aircraft

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and vehicles, it needs to make almost ?6 billion in additional

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The MoD says it's convinced its plan will deliver the best

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Tesco, the UK's biggest supermarket, has agreed to buy the country's

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biggest food wholesaler, the Booker Group, in a deal

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Booker supplies everything from baked beans to tea bags

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to 700,000 corner shops, grocers, pubs and restaurants.

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The two firms said the deal would create the UK's

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leading food business, but it may need approval

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Tesco already has the lion's share of what we spend

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But what we put in our trollies is only half of the food we consume.

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This fast-growing market is what Tesco wants a slice of.

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You may not have heard of it but this wholesaler

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supplies thousands of pubs, restaurants, caterers

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Tesco says joining forces makes sense.

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The UK population is passionate about its food, it's changing

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the way that it wants to consume food at home, on the go.

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It wants delivery, it wants a greater service,

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and the combination of our businesses allows us to serve those

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customers better than either of us can do individually on our own.

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Tesco is already big, and with this deal it will become

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an even more powerful force in the food industry.

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And that might not be to everyone's's taste.

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Booker does not know in these convenience stores but it

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does own the brands, and it supplies the food

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for the thousands of independent retailers who run them.

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I think some independent retailers will be very concerned

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about the idea of trading with a company that is ultimately

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Others will say, we might be able to get better prices out of this,

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better buying prices by the newly merged group which get passed

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Either way, it is a big, bold move for Tesco but it

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will likely face scrutiny from the competition

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authorities before this deal reaches the checkout.

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A report from the Church of England has agreed it should continue to

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oppose gay marriage. Here is our religious affairs correspondent,

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Martin Bashir. Two men are married

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in an Anglican Church. But it's in the United States

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and won't be happening here. After three years of so-called

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shared conversations, the Church of England has asserted

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that marriage can only be The Bishop behind today's report

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says that while the doctrine of marriage remains the same,

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the Church must change its tone. Our test is to uphold

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the Gospel and the scriptures and the tradition as we have

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received it but also to make sure

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that this is a Church in which all lesbian and gay people,

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who are made in the image and likeness of God,

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like everyone else, are welcome But lesbian and gay members

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of the Church have reacted accusing the bishops of doing

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nothing to acknowledge the goodness or sanctity of lesbian,

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gay, bisexual and and the gay community did so over

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a three-year period and we were told in that process, privately,

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if we did this, then we would see change and none of that

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has been honoured. I think that's a failure

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of leadership and a failure of duty. Conservative evangelicals, however,

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have expressed relief that the bishops have upheld

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the authority of scripture, against I want the Church to stand

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with the teaching of Jesus and my understanding is Jesus taught

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very clearly that sex is for marriage and marriage

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is between a man and a woman. So, I want the Church

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to continue to teach what Jesus taught on that issue,

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to try and find ways of commending that lovingly

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to the world around us. The publication of today's report,

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while unequivocal on the subject In just over two weeks' time,

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General Synod will convene and while the bishops have called

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for a more respectful and considerate tone,

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the debate is likely to be A member of Jeremy Corbyn's Shadow

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Cabinet has stepped down in protest at his decision to force MPs to back

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the bill triggering the formal Shadow Welsh Secretary Jo

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Stevens said she believed leaving the EU was a "terrible

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mistake" and that endorsing the bill It follows the resignation of

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another senior Labour MP yesterday. Let's talk to Chris

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Mason at Westminster. It is damaging. It is a problem.

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Let's be clear, there are fissures in every party on every issue, but

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this is a gaping chasm for Labour on the biggest issue of our time. The

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crux of the problem is that most of the areas with a Labour MP voted out

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in the referendum, but most Labour MPs voted to remain. So what do they

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do? Some will decide they will back Jeremy Corbyn, they will back the

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will of the people. Some will find something else to do. They will add

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Stein. Others will decide that they have too defied Jeremy Corbyn. For

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some, that is because their area did vote Remain and they want to reflect

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that. For Jeremy Corbyn, he wants people to back the idea of the

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Brexit, not least because there are by-elections next month in seats

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that Labour want to cling to which backed exit themselves. But for some

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Labour MPs this comes down to a point of principle. They say they

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want to be on the right side of history, as they see it. Little

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wonder that the shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer, is said by

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some Labour MPs to deserve a second knighthood, because of the

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management of the faces at the moment among his colleagues.

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It's a film that tells the story of a young African-American coming

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to terms with his sexuality, and it's received no less

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Last season's awards were criticised for their lack of diversity.

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But its writer and director, Barry Jenkins, insists the film

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Moonlight tells the semi-autobiographical story

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of director Barry Jenkins, a young boy growing up

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in Miami with a crack cocaine addicted mother.

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His own mother is now in rehab and is still one of the few

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in his inner circle not have seen this film.

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I don't know if she wants to see herself in that way.

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A friend pointed out to me, "Oh, no, I think she probably just doesn't

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want to see the main character, who is essentially you,

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be taken through this rough life, because it might bring out

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But I hope what she would see is the movie was not made out

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of anything but tenderness and kindness towards her.

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Why you didn't come home like you're supposed to?

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This film comes at a time when the Oscars are

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Over the last two years, the term "Oscars so white" followed

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the awards because no one of colour had been nominated in any

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Moonlight didn't come along actually to say anything actually

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about anything but the characters in the film.

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Like with "Oscars so white", it's being framed as a response,

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And yet these movies have been in the pipeline

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The voting panel for the Oscars changed last year.

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They increased the number of women and people from ethnic minorities,

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and the success of Moonlight shows there is a hunger for films

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There's this myth that black films don't play overseas,

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and yet here I am with Altitude releasing my all-black

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It's releasing in France, in Germany, the Netherlands,

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Barry was first shown the story in 2011.

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He and author Tarell McCraney grew up in the same area and went

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to the same primary school, and their success has given hope

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to those living the life they've left behind.

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There are kids back home who are watching this happen.

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But I think the ceiling is raising for me.

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People back home are seeing, the ceiling, maybe it was here.

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"Now, I guess it's up here, because Barry Jenkins and Tarell

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got nominated for eight Academy Awards, you know.

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So if I win, I hope it will make people back home proud,

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and that would be the most important thing to me.

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Now it's time for the news where you are.

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