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There are demands for Theresa May, to explain why MPs weren't told a
A missile, like this, failed to reach its target
just weeks before a Parliamentary vote to renew the system.
Did you know that misfire had occurred?
Well, I have absolute faith in our Trident missiles.
When I made that speech in the House of
Commons what we were talking about was whether or not we should renew
Opposition MPs are demanding ministers make a statement
The White House is accused of telling "falsehoods"
in a battle with the media, about President Trump's
French socialists are voting on their candidate
Choose life, choose Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and hope that
someone, somewhere cares. It helped define the 1990s,
now Trainspotting returns The Prime Minister is under pressure
tonight to explain why MPs were not told a Trident missile test went
wrong last summer. It happened just weeks before
a crucial Commons vote on the future of Britain's nuclear deterrent,
when Theresa May urged Parliament to back renewal
of the weapons system. Today, she repeatedly declined to
say whether she knew of the malfunction, when an unarmed missile
failed to reach its target. Our Defence Correspondent
Jonathan Beale reports. This is what the launch
of a Trident missile looks like. Last June the Royal Navy carried out
what it calls a "routine un-armed test launch" from HMS Vengeance
but we now know that HMS Vengeance was about 200 miles
off the Florida coast. It was to fire the missile around
5,000 miles across the Atlantic. But a malfunction occurred
during its flight and it THE SPEAKER: I call
the Prime Minister. Yet, just weeks later,
Theresa May was asking MPs to vote on spending ?40 billion to renew
the weapons system. Mr Speaker we've waited long enough,
it is time to get on with building the next generation
of our nuclear deterrent. Today she was asked four
times if she knew then Did you know that
misfire had occurred? Well, I have absolute faith
in our Trident missiles. I think we should
defend our country. I think we should play our role
in NATO with an independent Did you know about it when you told
the House of Commons? was a very serious issue.
about in the House of Commons It was about whether or not
we should renew Trident. Whether we should look to the future
and have a replacement Trident. That's what we were talking
about in the House of Commons. That's what the House
of Commons voted for. He doesn't want to defend our
country with an independent There are tests that take place
all the time, regularly What we were talking about in that
debate that took place... I'm not going to get
an answer to this. We understand the Prime Minister
chose not to inform Parliament about this and it's come out
through the media some months later. It's a pretty catastrophic
error when a missile goes Whilst the Ministry of Defence has
publicised past success launches of the Trident missile,
in this incident they say they would give no further details
of the test in June, because of national
security reasons. In a statement, the MoD would only
say that the submarine HMS Vengeance and her crew were successfully
tested and certified. But significantly, officials
do not deny that there was a problem with the missile,
or that it might have The former head of the Royal
Navy says ministers The missiles have been fired now,
since 1990, regularly, I don't think it would have made
any difference at all. By not publicising it,
it immediately makes you think - The Government still says it has
absolute confidence in Britain's nuclear weapons system but this
incident just raises questions Our Deputy Political
Editor John Pienaar How damaging is all this for the
Prime Minister? Well, you only had to watch that interview, Clive, to
see this is a difficult story, and an uncomfortable time with potential
for political embarrassment. The betting is the Defence Secretary,
Sir Michael Fallon, could well be asked to make a statement to the
House of Commons tomorrow, on all of this and he could argue this was a
routine test, that there's no realistic chance of a nuclear
accidental strike on Moscow, let alone Florida. Experts would say a
stray missile would be aborted long before it land on Disneyland. It's
also true that most MPs at Westminster do
The Prime Minister has also confirmed that she'll visit
Washington for talks with President Trump on Friday,
the first world leader to meet him since his inauguration.
Mrs May said she would build on the special relationship
between Britain and America, but would challenge any opinions
Here's our Political Correspondent Iain Watson.
We'll have an opportunity it talk about our possible future trading
relationship but also some of the world challenges we face. It all
sounds positive but the two leaders will have to square this circle. ! I
want us to be a global Britain. As you can see, our business with
our EU partners is worth far more than our trade with the United
States. No trade agreement can replace or match what we will lose
our own doorstep Europe. It is well known here that the team around
Theresa May were not exactly the biggest fans of Donald Trump when he
was a candidate, but as soon as he was elected his officials were
dispatched to the States trying to mention -- men brackets
now the Prime Minister insists she still isn't fair to raise really
difficult issues with the new leader of the free world.
Theresa May was a little coy on what she would say face-to-face with
Donald Trump, but... I think the biggest game of that will be made
about the role of women is the fact I will be there as a female role
model. In the 80s, Mrs Fach and Ronald Reagan had a close and candid
relationship. -- magus -- Mrs Thatcher.
The White House has vowed to fight the news media
what officials see as unfair attacks on Donald Trump.
The new President has taken issue with estimates
of the size of the crowd at his inauguration on Friday.
His press secretary says it was the biggest
in history for such an event, but as our North America
Editor Jon Sopel reports, the evidence doesn't
The weightiest issues on the planet were discussed
at Donald Trump's inaugural address, but what the president is in a white
rage about are suggestions that the crowds for him were not
as big as they were for Barack Obama eight years ago, even though
the evidence is incontrovertible, as these two photos,
each taken 45 minutes before the inauguration
But last night, journalists were summoned to the most
extraordinary White House briefing to be told they were lying.
This was the largest audience to ever witness
This kind of dishonesty in the media, the challenging,
the bringing of our nation together, is making it more difficult.
There has been a lot of talk in the media
about the responsibility to hold Donald Trump accountable,
and I'm here to tell you that it goes two ways.
We are going to hold the press accountable as well.
Earlier in the day from Donald Trump, on a visit
to CIA headquarters, a similar attack, though this time
As you know, I have a running war with the media.
They are among the most dishonest human beings on earth.
They sort of made it sound like I had a feud
But, hang on a minute, how do you reconcile the suggestion
that it's all got up by the journalists when he
He accused the intelligence services of leaking material against him,
and suggested their behaviour made it seem as though we were
And today, key lieutenants were intensifying their attacks.
There is an obsession by the media to delegitimise this president,
and we are not going to sit around and let it happen.
Our press secretary gave alternative facts to that.
Look, alternative facts are not facts, they are falsehoods.
Part of this can be put down to Donald Trump's obsession
with the size of his crowd, but there is deliberate
It seems the White House wants to undermine the conventional media
so that Donald Trump is able to present his own version
of reality through Twitter and Facebook without any mediation,
and say to the public, who do you believe, me
And while this battle plays itself out, the satirists are making hay.
This is their take on what Vladimir Putin makes of it all.
I am glad to see so many people showed up to your inauguration.
The authorities in Israel have approved the construction of more
than 500 homes for settlers, in occupied East Jerusalem.
The decision was delayed until Donald Trump took
He spoke to the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by phone
today, and had previously said, he would be Israel's "best friend".
A woman with dual British and Iranian citizenship,
has had her appeal against a five-year prison sentence
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe hasn't been told the full details
of the charges against her, but her husband says
she was accused of recruiting staff for the BBC's Farsi service
He says she's innocent of both claims.
France's socialist party, will be choosing between a former
Prime Minister and a staunch left-winger for it's candidate
Prime Minister and a staunch left-winger for its candidate
Initial results from the first round of voting suggest
the centrist, Manuel Valls, will take on Benoit Hamon, who says
But the eventual winner won't be the only socialist
candidate, as Lucy Williamson reports from Paris.
He was the liberal Prime Minister who divided the Socialist Party. Now
Manuel Valls wants to unite it as its candidate for president. His
opponent for the run-off, Benoit Hamon is offering voters a very
different brand of socialism, including a monthly payment to 750
euros to every French citizen, regardless of income. Trands transby
putting me ahead of the other candidate you are sending a message
of hope and renewal. You want to write a new page for the left and
for France. Today's result is the verdict of a party divided, and also
disillusioned. Turnout was much cloeer than in the socialist primary
five years ago. A sign that few here believe they are choosing the next
president. There is going to be very little chance for the left wing
because I think the people are so disappointed in Francois Hollande's
presidency. But there is still hope. Even if we don't win in the next
election, it'll set the mood for what is going to happen and what
type of a position we can do. When it comes to finding a left-wing
candidate for the presidency, the Socialist Party race is only part of
the story. After five years of President Hollande's unpopular
government, interest in this primary is low and two of the most popular
left-wing politicians aren't even taking part.
Emmanuel Macrn left the Government last year and is drawing business
crowds to his own independent president campaign.
And the leader of the France's far left party is also running on his
own ticket. Whoever wins the socialist nomination next Sunday
will leave left-wing voters with a choice - split their votes among
three different parties, or unite behind one of the candidates on
offer. They might be celebrating now, but
to stand any chance of keeping the far right Front Nationale from
power, the socialist candidate may have to choose who they want to
help, their opponents on the right, or their rivals on the left.
Now, to a film that defined a generation.
Trainspotting made stars of the original cast
including Ewan McGregor and now more than 20
Trainspotting 2 has had its premiere in Edinburgh tonight,
and our Entertainment Correspondent Colin Paterson was there.
After more than 20 years, the Trainspotting
the orange carpet of the long-awaited sequel.
How does this compare to the 1996 premier?
I mean, yeah, for probably a very good reason!
LAUGHTER Apart from all the fun stuff in the
first movie, I think people found it relate
to ball, even though it was
maybe about subjects they weren't involved in,
it was still relate to
This is carrying such a cultural weight associated
with it, that it feels like no event I've been to before.
Choose life, choose a job, choose a career...
The movie poster was on student's withdrawals, the sound track in CD
players. It dealt with addiction, hedonism and friendship. So what you
are looking at is that? Thief changed the wall, haven't they?
Earlier in the day, the director, Danny Boyle took us back to where it
all began. We implied they were straight from Prince's Street, where
they were being chased by detectives and he gets hit here. What have you
been up to for 20 years? Since Trainspotting, Danny Boyle has
dominated the Oscars with Slumdog Millionaire and triumphed at the
Olympic opening ceremony. Since we made the first movie, people come up
to you and talk about the characters like you know them. That made you
think we had caped of duty to perhaps turn to it again. Here we
are, more than 20 years' later. How do you make sure this is not the
film equivalent of dad dancing? ? The truth is, you can't.
Part of the responsibility of what we were doing is embracing
the fact that we were making a sequel to a story that
Choose life, choose Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and hope that
And the cast are already talking about a third film, based
Yeah, when we're all in our 60s, in some skag house old folks
I mean, I think, the blade artist, Irving, who is just arrived there,
I'm up for it, he's up for it, so don't think you've seen
With all the sport, here's Hugh Woozencroft
Andy Murray is out of the Australian Open.
The number one seed was beaten by the world number 50,
Mischa Zverev in the fourth round in Melbourne,
Andy Murray leaves Melbourne having missed an opportunity.
With Novak Djokovic out, the draw had opened up for him.
His path had been blocked by an unexpected obstacle.
He played extremely well, especially tend of the match.
He did come up with some great stuff.
Mischa Zverev isn't even the best player in his family.
His younger brother Alex is said to be the one to watch
After losing the first set against the player ranked almost
50 places below him, Murray tried to repair the damage.
He levelled the match but the German was proving
His game plan was to serve and volley.
If you're waiting to see the football highlights this
evening, then please, look away for the next minute.
In the Premier League, Arsenal needed a 98th minute
Referee Jon Moss awarded two injury-time penalties.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was sent to the stands but Alexis Sanchez's
spot kick moves them up to second in the table.
Chelsea moved eight points clear with a 2-0 win over Hull City.
In the early kick off, Southampton beat Champions Leicester.
In the Scottish Cup Celtic reached the fifth round with a 3-0
And Hearts were held to a draw by Championship side Raith Rovers.
Ronnie O'Sullivan is aiming for a record seventh title
He faces Joe Perry in the final at Alexandra Palace.
Having been 4-1 down, O'Sullivan is now with 10 frames
You can watch the conclusion on BBC Two.
England's cricketers have dramatically won the third and final
one day international against India in Kolkata.
India needed only six runs off the final four balls to win
England had earlier scored 321-8 from their 50 overs.
Wasps booked a place in the last eight of the Rugby Champions Cup
with a 41-27 win over Zeebre in Italy.
Wing Christian Wade scored arguably, the pick of their seven tries.
Britain's Dave Ryding has finished in second place in the World Cup
slalom race in Kitzbuehel in Austria.
He was quickest after the first run but eventually beaten by home
No Brit has won an Alpine World Cup Ski race in the 50
The last on the podium was Konrad Bartelski, back in 1981.
Before we go, just time to tell you of a new BBC global affairs
programme starting tomorrow, with the focus on Donald Trump's
It's hosted by Katty Kay and Christian Fraser.
That's at 7.00pm on the BBC News Channel and BBC Four.
But do stay with us on BBC One, it's now time for the news where you are.