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It's Thursday, it's 9 o'clock, I'm Joanna Gosling -


Jeremy Corbyn comes out fighting on day one of the election campaign.


He's says he has every chance of winning and a vote for him


Are we going to be a country which works only to make the richest even


richer? I know which side I'm on, you know which side you're on, this


election is going to be fought on the streets of this country!


The Labour leader will make his first speech


of the campaign a little later - we'll bring that to you live.


And we'll be talking to politicians from all the main parties


on mental health this week, we'll speak a group of people


preparing to run the London Marathon to raise awareness.


It was quite a significant incident, with me wanting to end my life, I


thought, I have got to tell him how low and serious things work, for me


to get to that point where I thought I could kill myself, basically.


And the chat app being blamed for encouraging bullying.


We'll be asking if SimSimi should be banned.


Hello and welcome to the programme, we're live until 11 this morning.


Serena Williams has revealed she's 20 weeks pregnant with her first


child by sharing this close-up of her growing bump on social media.


The tennis star even managed to win the Australian Open in January


when she was already about eight weeks pregnant.


Pretty impressive - but perhaps you can outdo her?


Tell us what you've achieved while pregnant.


Does it annoy you if people think you can't do stuff because you're


pregnant? Do get in touch on all the stories


we're talking about this morning - And if you text, you will be charged


at the standard network rate. Jeremy Corbyn will set


out his pitch to voters this morning as he tries to become


the next Prime Minister. In a speech the Labour leader


will say that he'll stand up for the British people


who "are the true wealth creators, held back by a system rigged


for wealth extractors". Last night on the campaign trail,


Theresa May said the public faced a choice between her "strong


and stable leadership" Here's our political


correspondent Alex Forsyth. The campaigning can start


in earnest, now the election date has been set -


and the party leaders Jeremy Corbyn's pitch


is as the anti-establishment party. He'll promise not


to play by the rules, and say Labour will stand up


for British people in a system rigged to favour the rich -


a message he hinted at it Are we going to be a country


that works only to make This election is going to be fought


on the streets of this country, up and down, in town halls,


in streets, on beaches, Theresa May wants to exploit


what she sees as Mr Corbyn's weakness, choosing the Labour-held


seat of Bolton for her She said only the Conservatives can


deliver the security It's a choice between strong


and stable leadership under the Conservatives,


or weak and unstable coalition Expect the campaign messages to come


thick and fast from every party The race is on, the battle lines


drawn - and they know just what's at stake -


not just their futures, Our political guru Norman Smith


is in Westminster. The thinking of Jeremy Corbyn's team


is, that this message worked pretty well in his leadership contests, and


they think that maybe out in the electorate, there is a broader move


where people just feel fed up with business as usual. They resent the


fact that nothing ever seems to change, that the wealthy carry on


keeping all the money, and there is an appetite for upheaval, for doing


things differently. In a way, you sense, he almost has to do this


because the polls suggest Mr Corbyn is so far behind committee can't


fight a conventional campaign, he's got to do things differently. The


question is whether the rules of the game really have changed, as Mr


Corbyn believes, and there is an appetite out there in the country


for doing things very differently, four, in Mr Corbyn's words, ripping


up the rules. We will have more from Norman later. And also some MPs as


well. Annita McVeigh is in the BBC


Newsroom with a summary Scientists have discovered


drugs which may be able to stop Alzheimer's,


Parkinson's and a wide range One of them is already safely given


to people with depression. Clinical trials are planned,


but the findings so far have been described as exciting,


important and potentially There would be a daily


dose, basically. We would probably use trazodone


first, which is already We cannot cure these things,


but if we can stop them in their tracks and change the way


they progress, we can radically change the course of the natural


history of diseases like Alzheimer's Police may now have to shoot


at terrorists who use cars as weapons, a senior


officer has said. The national lead for armed


policing, Simon Chesterman, said the tactics of armed officers


will have to change following a string of attacks


involving vehicles. In the past, police have been told


not to shoot drivers of moving The Culture Secretary,


Karen Bradley, has strongly defended the Conservatives' commitment


to aid spending. the Conservatives' commitment


to foreign aid spending. Her comments come as Microsoft


founder Bill Gates urged the UK to retain its pledge to spend 0.7%


of GDP on international aid, saying it was proof


of its goodwill and humanity. There's been mounting speculation


the pledge could be dropped in the Tory manifesto,


with the Prime Minister refusing to commit to it


when pressed yesterday. But Karen Bradley said she was proud


of the Government's record. I am not here to speculate on what may or may


not be in the manifesto. But I voted for the Parliament which put the


0.7% into legislation. I am very proud of the record of this


government in delivering for those most in need across the world.


Britain will be a leading force in that.


Debenhams has revealed plans to review the future of ten


It is to close 11 of its warehouses, including one of its major


distributions centres, which employs more than 200 people.


It's part of a turnaround strategy announced by the new chief


executive of the chain, which reported a 6.4% fall


A 17-year-old Formula 4 driver who was involved in a crash


at Donington Park has had both his legs amputated.


Billy Monger ran into the back of another car which appeared


to have stopped on the track during the race on Sunday.


The teenager had to be extracted from his vehicle


A JustGiving page set up to raise money for his care has


The American Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has given a strong


indication that America could walk away from the deal with Iran


He accused Tehran of "alarming ongoing provocations" and said


the deal ignored other serious threats posed by the country.


US and South Korean troops are taking part in a military


exercise involving aircraft carriers and fighter jets.


The government in Washington said the 11-day exercises


But tensions are especially high on the Korean peninsula.


Of course, that first round in the election on


Emmanuel Macron believes in globalisation and the European


Union. His closest challenger is the far right leader Marine Le Pen,


who's promising a referendum on France's membership of the EU and


says she will stop all immigration. One of the most high-profile figures


in American television news, Bill O'Reilly, has lost his job over


allegations of sexual harassment. His employer, 21st Century Fox,


which owns the cable channel Fox News, said he would not be


returning from a break. Mr O'Reilly called the allegations


against him unfounded. Cycling to work could halve


the risk of developing heart disease and cancer,


according to new research published today in the


British Medical Journal. Scientists at the University


of Glasgow, who analysed data from more than 250,000 people,


said walking reduced the risk Our reporter Vishala


Sri-Pathma has more. The commute to work,


for some, is the only Well, for those of us that


cycle to the office, Experts from the University of


Glasgow say that it reduces the risk of developing cancer


and heart disease. In fact, cycling to work


is linked to a 45% lower risk of developing cancer,


and a 46% lower threat That compares to driving,


or even taking public transport. It also means you're less


likely to die younger. Walking has its benefits,


too, although it's not You have to walk a total of two


hours a week at an average speed of 3mph for the health


benefits to kick in. So, we need to make it easier


for people to cycle. So, we need to increase cycle lanes,


we need to have cycle - city hire schemes, subsidised bike


schemes, have people have showers at work,


so they don't feel sweaty There's a whole host


of things to make it easier And if we can do that,


we get more people on our bikes, and then we're going to improve


public health, just like places like Charities have


welcomed the findings. Cancer Research UK says it's


evidence that you don't need to join a gym or run the marathon,


and that anything that gets you hot and out of breath can help


make a difference. You have been getting in touch about


Jeremy Corbyn. This one says, we don't deserve Jeremy Corbyn, he's


far too clean for politics, having spent decades standing up for


ordinary people. This one says, that man's ego will give the Tories


another five years in power. Let us know your thoughts as we begin this


seven-week election campaign. What would you like to see in the


different parties' manifestos? Do get in touch on all the stories


we're talking about this morning - And if you text, you will be charged


at the standard network rate. Let's catch up with the sport, with


John. So, Serena Williams was eight weeks pregnant, it turns out, when


she won the Australian Open? Absolutely. She put up this picture,


with the caption, saying, 20 weeks. Everybody obviously thought that she


was pregnant. It was not confirmed until last night from has bugs


person, because she actually took that post down. It's going to be


incredible for her, her first child. For tennis fans, a little bit of


disappointment, because if you were hoping to see her play at Wimbledon


later this year, she won't be, and it is now likely that she will miss


the next three Grand Slams. So, has she said when she thinks she might


be back on the circuit? Yeah, you wonder, don't you? Incredible that


she was possibly eight weeks pregnant when she won the Australian


Open earlier this year. Now, of course, she's going to miss the rest


of the season. We wonder when she will be back. If it is seven months


potentially after the birth of her first child, she could be back for


the French Open next year, in 2018. We think that is possible. Victoria


Azarenka gave birth to her first child, another top player, in


December, and she is targeting an end of July return. So, the French


Open would be a possibility for Serena. Under the ranking rules in


tennis, as long as she plays in her first tournament within 12 months,


she can retain her ranking? Yeah, it's interesting the way it works.


She is actually set to return to the top of the rankings, despite having


not played since the Australian Open. She has been struggling with


an injury. She is going to return to the top of the rankings, and yes,


they will freeze that for a certain amount of time. It will be


interesting to see. But certainly, fantastic news for Serena Williams,


and we will wait to see when she returns to the tour. What do you


think? Have you achieved anything particularly notable when you've


been pregnant, or does it annoy you when people think that you can't do


stuff when you're pregnant? Please get in touch with us.


Politicians are wasting no time trying to get your vote.


The decision to hold an election will have taken many by surprise,


and the relatively short time-scale means the pressure is on to finalise


policies and deliver a clear message to voters.


Later in the programme we'll hear live from Jeremy Corbyn.


He was giving his first speech of the campaign at 10:30am.


First here's a look at some of the differences between the two


-- he will be giving his first speech of the campaign at 10:30am.


It will come as no surprise that the big issues in the general


Prime Minister Theresa May will see it as a chance


while others will be delighted with the opportunity


So, how could the main policy areas play out under Brexit?


Expect a revival of the debate over immigration.


The Conservatives believe, as part of Brexit, the current system,


where EU citizens can move freely between countries, should


be replaced so migration can be controlled.


Labour also accept that the current system has to go.


They say the new one must work for businesses and communities.


Ukip has said it's committed to reducing net migration


The biggest factor for the economy will be the deal any future prime


Theresa May has made clear her view that the UK should withdraw


from the single market and seek a new customs arrangement and free


Others question whether this could be done in a two-year


time frame and protect the interests of businesses.


Labour say in any future deal the UK must retain the exact same


benefits that membership of the single market


Nicola Sturgeon wants Scotland to be able to decide its own future


Her calls for a second referendum have so far fallen on deaf ears,


with Theresa May ruling it out before Brexit is completed.


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he would be absolutely fine


with a second independence referendum in Scotland.


An ageing population, staff shortages and claims of low


morale amongst employees means the NHS will be a key


Opponents have claimed the system is in crisis and have called


Mrs May, however, has rejected such claims.


Donald Trump's not afraid of hitting the headlines,


and the UK's relationship with the US president could be


Theresa May has previously invited President Trump


here on a state visit, and was pictured


Opposition leaders, however, criticised her for her perceived


inability to challenge President Trump


Theresa May's been keen to cut the welfare bill,


with proposed changes to disability benefits being criticised.


Other parties will say the most vulnerable in society should be


Conservatives will point to a falling unemployment rate,


while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has made it clear workers' rights


Labour and the Lib Dems will lead the charge campaigning


against an education system that they say is


Theresa May has made clear her wish for more grammar schools.


Clearly, politicians have got their work cut out to put


on all these issues, especially in just seven weeks.


Well, let's get more from our political guru Norman Smith.


Guess what I dug out of my ball control this morning, how sad is


that? -- my bottom draw this morning. The manifestos of the four


parties at the last election, giving details of everything from rubbish


collection to nuclear war. They have not been written yet but we have


some idea of what is likely to be in them. Here is my hope Fico the tide


of what is likely to be in and out of the two main parties manifesto.


Labour first, Jeremy Corbyn, I expect we can expect things on


pensions, paid, free school meals. Let me go through that in a bit more


detail, pensioners, genomic organ has said he is going to keep the


pension lot, which ensures that pensions go up by 2.5% or earnings


or inflation, whichever is the greatest. On page, he has pledged to


increase the living wage to ?10 an hour, also talking about pay grades


of companies so that the boss can only get paid summary times the


lowest paid person and free school meals for all family schoolchildren


to be paid for by ending the VAT exemption on private school fees.


But almost as important as what is in a manifesto is what is written


out of manifestos. So let's just take a look at what Mr Corbyn might


choose the right out from his manifesto. I think we need to look


at immigration. Ed Miliband was imposing various curbs on it,


ensuring that migrants are to be here for two years to make sure they


can claim. Mr Corbyn saying it is not Labour's aim to end free


movement, so that might the bin. What else might? Private health


care. Ed Miliband was relaxed about that, he was happy for it to


continue, Mr Corbyn much less so. He says he one cigarette of private


health care from the National Health Service that might too go in the


bin. Those are the sort of ins and outs of the Jeremy Corbyn manifesto.


What about Theresa May. What might we expect her to put in her


manifesto? Things I expect to see in it, grammar schools, so-called tea


levels, and protecting the union. Grammar schools, Mrs May has made no


secret she believes there ought to be selection reintroduced for a new


generation of youngsters, some one, and the union, she will want a --


T-Levels. And the union. However, there are certain key things that I


think we can expect and we will be looking very closely to see if


Theresa May drugs, particularly things that David Cameron was pretty


keen on. What are the areas that could go? Those pension benefits,


such as free television licences, guaranteeing the winter fuel


allowance, allowing pensioners free travel and looking at triple lock in


deciding letters to expensive, because it is thought to cost around


?6 billion a year. What else might you? The budget surplus and the


deficit. In the Chancellor has already pretty much waved goodbye to


George Osborne's commitment of balancing the books by the end of


this Parliament and has not given us a fresh trade for balancing those


books. Lastly, of course, age. One of the most contentious areas, David


Cameron, a very high-profile policy commitment to ensuring that Suroor


.7% of our total earnings close towards overseas aid. They lot of


Conservatives are unhappy about that. Mrs May when pressed about


that refused to confirm she would give that so the signs are certain


key planks of the Cameron agenda could be dropped by Theresa May. The


other interesting thing is that we expect these manifestos to be a lots


of the previous ones. We now Mrs May thought David Cameron's manifesto


was far too bulky. So she wants to slimming down. As for the other


parties, they are in a rush. They're having to write their manifestos.


Well, joining me now in the studio are two people who can tell us


Sam Tarry used to be a spokesman for Jeremy Corbyn and is in regular


And Mark Wallace is executive editor of the influential


Tory grassroots website, Conservative Home.


Thank you both for joining us. When the parties are considering the


manifestos, they will be mindful of the Brexit backdrop and the question


as to whether this will be an election fought on traditional


battle grounds and party differences or whether remain and levers at the


forefront of mines. What is your thoughts on how should tackle that


one? I think clearly Brexit will be a huge part of the election.


Labour's priority will be what this post Brexit Britain look like. If


you compare what the Tories are proposing under before driving a


hard Brexit agenda, we don't want to crash out and have World Trade


Organisation deals that mean workers get paid less. Talking about triple


lock on pensions just a second ago. These sorts of things I think I'm


real danger in a hard Brexit. That was him to be careering towards. The


fact that Theresa May could not get a seal from a single other European


country over the past few weeks, in terms of that initial contact and


engagement is pretty frightening. Just to get complete clarity on the


hard Brexit community not being part of the single market and


prioritising freedom of movement. And I think as well that they have


threatened to go for a low tax economy. They will essentially be a


Brexit that is not a people's Brexit, a Brexit that benefit


everybody global corporation, and I think that people in Britain are a


little bit fed up with that. It is about time ordinary people come


first. Brexit is the factor without Theresa May does the government


would not have come into being, so part of the challenge for prime


ministers is that you have to fulfil the fact is in the power that you


also have to make sure you have the opportunity to do similar things in


between and remember David Cameron never wanted to be the austerity


Prime Minister but the financial crisis was the backdrop to him


becoming a minister. Theresa May was sitting out a very clear and swift


message on exactly she will deliver Brexit but that will also mean with


this election it will give her another three years, if she wins,


after fulfilling Brexit to develop a wider agenda. She has said about not


wanting her hands tied previously by what has happened in Parliament, in


terms of having to spell out the Conservative government on Brexit.


Those that exactly what will happen now with her having to draw up a


manifesto and making clear what the red lines are. She has set out some


red lines, since the Conservative Party Conference back in October,


and Lancashire house, then when she declared the election, she said we


should take back control of our money, our borders and our laws.


Those were the three central planks of the vote Leave campaign last


year. The interesting thing is that none of that guarantees what you


call a low tax Brexit or whatever. What that guarantees is that the


British people get from here on out every election how their country


should be governed. If we stay in the single market, you don't have


control of your immigration policy, you don't have full control of your


laws because the European court of justice stays in charge. She is


re-establishing our democracy. She is fulfilling Brexit, not harder


soft, just the only when there is. Sam, I know you are in regular


contact with Jeremy Corbyn, he says bring on this election, is he up the


when you talk to him? He is actually pretty fired up. Jeremy is at his


element when he's talking to people face-to-face on the doorsteps across


written. He had a rough ride in the press. He is really up to this. He


is saying, look, we have a crisis, so many elements, the NHS, it is


like being back in the 90s, the fag end of the last Tory government, the


four lying in hospital trolleys, we have a situation of crisis funding


in our schools. I came in today on the tube didn't have to get on


Southern Rail. Another absolute disaster overseen by the Tory


government. Jeremy will say look, we can't just pretend that Brexit is


the only thing this election is about. It is about how do we deal


with Brexit but also the crisis in our country? If you have the


policies that Goldman has put forward just over the last couple of


weeks over the Easter weekend, very much focused on domestic policy. How


do you help the 6 million people that are carers at home, how do you


actually put more money back into the Exchequer by increasing the


minimum wage question Jeremy Corbyn is right, isn't he? Those are the


issues that matter to people on a daily basis, what is going on in the


NHS, care, schools. Brexit, we have had the debate. It is undoubtedly


true that of course all these issues matter, and whoever wins the general


election will be in charge, not just for Brexit, but for the whole


governments of the nation. We will hear a lot about it. Jeremy Corbyn


certainly does have a tough time in the media that he is also giving the


Labour Party a tough time on the doorstep, and the big question will


be how important is Theresa May you'll feel. By what she called


those burning injustices, and how radical can she be as a result of


the fact they feel that Labour is not too serious a challenge?


Marksaeng that Jeremy Corbyn is a problem for Labour on the doorstep,


what are you say to that? Every election is about 650 seats, and a


Rossoblu factors. Some people are saying it is a foregone conclusion


but I don't think that at all and I think there are an awful lot of


things that will take place over the next 50 days. Jeremy's policies are


incredibly popular and when people actually go out and speak to people


on the doorstep and say we are going to transform your lives, rather than


just the broken promises of the Tories. Real practical policies. We


need a situation where if we are going into Brexit, we need a serious


plan for investment. Where is the investment programme for this


government. Jeremy has a plan that says we will rebuild Britain in the


interests of ordinary people after Brexit. I think that is something


that has resonance with people. Thank you both very much. Keep your


thoughts coming in, we have several weeks to go until the election.


The BBC has been following ten runners with mental health issues


who are taking part in the big race on Sunday for the Princes'


charity Heads Together - we will speak to some


of them about how it's changed their lives


SimSimi is one of the fastest growing apps


But is it being used as a tool for bullying?


Find out more, a little later on the programme.


Here's Annita in the BBC Newsroom with a summary of today's news.


Jeremy Corbyn will use his first major speech of the election


campaign to argue that he will stand up for the British people against


what he calls a rigged the system. He will reject the idea that the


outcome of the election is a foregone conclusion. You can watch


that speech live on this channel at about half past ten this morning.


The Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has strongly defended


the Conservatives' commitment to foreign aid spending.


Her comments come as the Microsoft founder Bill Gates urged the UK


to retain its pledge to spend 0.7% of GDP on international aid,


saying it was proof of its goodwill and humanity.


There has been speculation the pledge could be dropped


Scientists have discovered drugs which may be able


to stop Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and a wide range


One of them is already safely given to people with depression.


Clinical trials are planned, but the findings so far have been


described as exciting, important and potentially


There would be a daily dose, basically.


We would probably use trazodone first, which is already


We cannot cure these things, but if we can stop them


in their tracks and change the way they progress, we can radically


change the course of the natural history of diseases like Alzheimer's


Cycling to work could halve the risk of developing


heart disease and cancer, according to new research


published today in the British Medical Journal.


Scientists at the University of Glasgow, who analysed data


from more than 250,000 people, said walking reduced the risk


Debenhams has revealed plans to review the future of ten


It's to close 11 of its warehouses - including one of its major


distributions centres, which employs more than 200 people.


It's part of a turnaround strategy announced by the new chief


executive of the chain, which reported a 6.4% fall


That is a summary of the news. More at ten o'clock. Time for the sport,


with John. Serena Williams has revealed that


she's pregnant with her first child. This is how she told the world -


posting a photograph on social media That means she was pregnant


when she won the Australian Open in January, a record 23rd


Grand Slam title. Andy Murray said he was still


feeling a little rusty, his serve especially,


after winning his first competitive match after a month out


with an elbow injury. He beat Gilles Muller


to reach the third round of Lions head coach Warren Gatland has


defended his squad selection for this summer's tour


to New Zealand. He picked 16 English players,


12 Welsh, 11 Irish, but only He's picked Sam Warburton


as captain, but Gatland insisted that nationality hadn't come


into his thinking. Dylan Hartley was left


out of the Lions squad, but he'll captain England


in their tour of Argentina. The party also includes


rugby league convert And Barcelona are out


of the Champions League. Hoping to overturn a 3-0 first leg


deficit, it finished goalless with Juventus in last


night's second leg. Prince Harry said this week


that his life spiralled into chaos after blocking out feelings


about his mother's And Prince William admitted he still


lives with the shock of losing her. Their openness is all part


of their Heads Together campaign, which is encouraging people to have


conversations about mental health and this year they're the official


charity of the Virgin Money London Tonight, a BBC programme follows


a group of 10 runners affected by mental health issues


as they prepare for We'll be joined by some


of them in a moment, but first, let's see


a clip of Prince William I still feel, 20 years later, about


my mother, I still have shock within me. People go, shock, it can't last


that long, but it does. You never over it, it is such an unbelievably


big moment in your life that it never leaves you, you just learn to


deal with it. Georgina is one of the runners


in the BBC documentary. Here's a short clip of her talking


to another runner, Rhian. What do your parents think about you


doing this? It took me awhile to tell them exactly what was going on.


They knew I was off work but I guess they did not know the depth the


reasons. After quite a significant incident, with me wanting to end my


life by walking into the sea, I thought, I've got to tell them. I


wanted to tell them how low and serious things were, for me to get


to that point where I thought I could just easily kill myself,


basically. We're joined now by four


runners taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon


for Heads Together, Georgina Lloyd-Pugh,


Leane Stevenson and Paul and Norman Thank you all of you for coming in.


Are you two heading off straightaway? Yeah, ready to go.


Yesterday it was in the press, obviously, with Her Royal Highness,


it was a great experience. The Royals are so fantastic, this is


trailblazing, what's happening. It was very moving to see Prince


William talking to the mother who has been through a terrible time,


her son died, her husband subsequently took his own life, and


she asked him whether her kids would be OK. And it was such a personal


response. Have you had these conversations with him as well the?


Yeah, personally we met with the Duke last year just before Father's


Day, about children in particular, and I spoke about the fact that I


had a son who only lived for three weeks. The trauma of that nearly 40


years on, it has taken me a good 30 years to get it out and realise how


it affected me and he fully improvised with what I was saying. I


know where he's coming from, without a doubt. What difference does it


make when you have someone like that talking to you? Why was it that you


didn't talk for such a very long time? I think probably the era that


I grew up through, people didn't talk about things are there wasn't


the support me if that is becoming more common today. I'm not saying it


is easy to access all the time, but the profile that we now have, with


the Royals coming on board, is going to lift this campaign dramatically.


And services will be more available, there's so much more going on to get


help. People will talk about it. It's a bit like years ago cancer,


everybody just so, the big sea. Now people talk about it more openly, it


is normalised in its. We saw you in the clip, talking about going to


work and saying how bad things had got for you, it must have been


tough? That is the first time I have seen that clip, and watching it


back, it's quite hard to see where I was, the position I was in, trying


to kill myself. But where I am at a now. I am a police officer, with the


909 service, there is a lot of stigma and barriers generally around


mental health. And for me, no, it's, really, important to say, yes, I am


a police officer and I suffer from depression. That is what I want to


do. People need to speak whatever they do, whoever they work for, to


get help. And you had a conversation with William? I spoke with


Catherine. She was absolutely lovely, very down-to-earth, very,


very supportive. What the Royals have done around mental health,


around Heads Together, is absolutely fantastic, and I echo what Paul and


Norman Scates have said. I am the parent of a daughter who suffers


with psychosis. As a parent, your child is diagnosed with a mental


illness, and I had no idea. Mental illness...? Where do I go, how do I


get help, what is a mental illness. I felt helpless and I still do to


this day, knowing how to help her, how to look forward, how to


encourage her when things are so desperate, when she is so desperate


and so no. Doing the marathon is all about talking about mental illness,


but it's also enabling people to know how to talk to people with a


mental illness. My daughter... When you saw your daughter was


struggling, how difficult was it to reach her, was she willing to talk?


No. When we knew something was seriously wrong, she had actually


stopped talking, so we couldn't talk to her. We had people coming in who


were trained to talk to her, and it was only when she was admitted into


hospital and we kind of got an understanding of what was going on,


then we started trying to understand what she was experiencing, and still


to this day, I'm still battling to try and get a complete grasp of


living with what she lives with. The only way I can see all trying to


make her life easier is to try and educate everybody, and myself around


her, how to talk to her, how to make her life easier, because her life,


and those with mental illness. It's hard, it's really hard. It is easier


to tell someone you're physically sick? And when you say mental


illness, people think, I'm going to say the wrong thing, I don't know


what to say... Actually, all people need who are suffering with mental


illness is someone just to listen. It's the reassurance. What happened


to you? I experienced psychosis aged nine. I had great paranoia are


people going to kill me so I needed to kill myself before they killed


me. It was all, related, I was abused as a child by a so-called


family friend, and it's just spiralled. That's why I'm so pleased


with what's happening now, because if I see what's going on now, I


would have known about the trauma. I was saying yesterday to Leane, we


forget about the carers, the people that are around us. And they're a


massive resource. I always use the analogy of an oxygen mask, they


always say, put it on yourself first before you can help somebody else. I


was talking to the Duchess about this, we need to support about


psychological interventions, medication is part of it but it does


not teach skills, and I want to give people those skills. You have


already said that you sort of went back to losing a baby a long time


ago, but then being pulled through those difficult times, how did you


do it? It is a double whammy, going through that, and then what my son


went through, and trying to lift him and bring him through and learning


myself along the way, has been a massive learning curve, but it's


educating people. I'm still learning myself at 67, trust me! It's clear,


if you have been through a lot, and just talking about it, makes you


feel emotional even now? Absolutely, you can't be the same, if you have


any emotions, you can't not get emotional, because it's so


important, when you have a child, and you're dealing with that, and


then you get faced with a second child with issues, and you couldn't


help the first child, you're now going through it again, with the


second, what can you do, how can you get them to open up? I tried lots of


different avenues with Paul to let him know, there is nothing you


cannot talk about, I will not get irate, I will take it on the chin.


And did you then find it easy? I unfortunately did attempt to take my


own life, and I broke my back, which is why the marathon for me is


massive. Which really difficult, everything about you, and you just


don't believe it. For me, I now realise, I just didn't know how to


stop the pain. When I talk to them, I say, is it that you want to die,


or is it that you want to stop the pain? They say, I want to stop the


pain. And how do you deal with that? You process it, you look at


strategies, let's be curious to try things, and let's work together.


They say, I can't think about that. I say, OK, I understand that. I


truly understand, it is unlawful, horrible place to be, but recovery


is possible. In some cases, it's inevitable. It's making sure we


guide people with the support they need. You were at absolute rock


bottom, weren't you? I was, absolutely. Before you got to that


stage, because I know you had had a succession of things, your


relationship breaking down, IVF had failed, so you had an onslaught. Up


until that point, had you ever questioned your mental resilience?


Never saw it, never saw it until... By use those three events as my


significant triggers. It's only when I look back at my life, through


therapy and counselling, I can see that I've been suffering for many


years. I have a fear of failure, and for me, I had three massive failures


in 12 months. It was the IVF, the relationship raked down and


something I'd worked very, very hard for, I had been temporarily promoted


to inspector, and I missed out on the process. But when I look back,


I'm not surprised, because I was going through these things. For me,


it is still a failure, but... Until I went to the GP with a physical


ailment and broke down mentally, only then did I take time to digest


and to think and to reflect on my life, to think, OK, I've been


suffering maybe since GCSEs, through college, through university. I've


always achieved and done very well and I don't want to sound big


headed, but it's been described as, it's not a personality disorder, but


it is my type of personality, and I can't adjust to certain situations.


So if something wrong or something bad happens, I find it very


difficult to turn it around. Briton which I mean is pretty normal. We


get used to our lives being one-way, something changes.


It sounds like a spoiled child analogy. No it doesn't, it sounds


like you are normal! It took me to stand on a beach in the middle of


South Wales to really understand what I was going to. I had to ring


my own police force can something another thought I would ever do, for


help. I didn't know the number, I had to Google the number of my own


police force, and I knew then the following day I had to come out to


my parents, as it were, and say this is what has happened, this is where


I have been a litter is where I am going. Thankfully I am still here, I


am sitting here, I have got a marathon to run, which I'm kind of


forgetting about on Sunday, and I have support from family, friends,


people through social media, people I work with, it is immense. Are you


now completely opened up and be believe you have a problem to say,


actually, I'm just struggling, nothing other than that. Yes, people


kind of know me, and for a long time I stepped back, I isolated myself, I


didn't want to go out, didn't want to speak to people, didn't want to


go to coffee shops, just leave me alone. I didn't want answer the


phone, didn't want to text, came off social media because I didn't want


to see happy lives. Now I am on the road to recovery, and I am doing the


mind of a marathon programme and doing Tabb meeting remarkable


people. -- Mind Over Marathon. Would you like to be the case that


everybody could be very straightforward about what they are


going through, perhaps rather than blaming it on something else are not


talking about it? Absolutely, and we have been campaigning for so long,


having NHS practitioners working in schools. Like you have open


surgeries, we can't expect a geography teacher to teach mental


health, it is not their area of expertise will stop so having open


surgeries where people can go and talk, and be guided. Than to have


open surgeries for parents. When children go into services, sometimes


they come back into school and the school are not guided as to how to


bring their child back in and they have had time off and they have


missed stuff. Like you talk about your physical health. Running saved


my life, as it has for a lot of other people. I became Forest Gump,


and while I was Forest Gump I didn't have to deal with the noise in my


head and that is how I learn the skill of mindfulness. I could do the


practical. And then I had to learn the breathing and stuff. Life is a


box of chocolates. We don't know what we will get. Did you speak to


the Royals? I did come I was lucky enough to speak with Prince Harry


when I went and did the training day back in March, and then I spoke with


cake yesterday, who was just lovely. What impact it using their


involvement in this will have? If your daughter had heard them talking


all the time ago DVD would have made a difference? It would have. They


would have been OK to say mum, I don't know what is going on in my


head, I have got a voice, I don't know what to do because it would


have been OK to talk about it. She may not have taught me everything


but I think she could have started the commerce session and I would


have had a little bit of a heads up before it got so extreme. So the


Royals, I don't think you can actually quantify what they are


doing with heads together. They have such a high standing within the


world that what they do and what they represent, it gives a kudos on


the right way. It has been an absolute pleasure. These are not


fashion accessories. This is for you. I will put it on later. Thank


you, everybody. It really has been a pleasure to have you in, good luck


with it all. If you want to watch the documentary, it is on the night,


well worth watching, Mind Over Marathon, a 2-part series on BBC One


at 9pm. Coming up, a general election is looming, if you hadn't


realised. It is the first full day of


campaigning for the party leaders and we will speak to a batch of some


of the new intake of empties Tabb MPs elected just two years ago to


get their take on events at Westminster for Sabella have pretty


healthy majority so maybe not so much to fear as some MPs to. But we


will be talking to them about what they want when they knock on doors.


There have been calls for a chatbot app known as SimSimi to be removed


from app stores and "banned" in the UK.


Campaigners say the automated app can be "taught" to respond


with offensive and explicit comments when certain words are typed in -


and that children are using it to anonymously bully others online.


The app was suspended in Ireland last month.


An online petition in the UK has nearly 50,000 signatures.


We can speak now to Liam Hackett, CEO of anti-bullying


And Kayla Gill, who's 17 years old and has


Thank you very much for coming in. You had better explain first of all,


Liam, what Sim Simi is full stop it is not widely known or particularly


widely used at the moment, is it? It started ten years ago and it is very


big in Asia. That is an apt that you download to your phone, it looks


like an instant messenger but instead of a human being responding,


it is a robot. What happens on the app other users decide what is said,


based on keywords. A lot of people are using the app to be really


defamatory. It is saying whatever somebody else has told to say. It is


a way of programming a blank canvas. When you say it is happening, how


widespread? It is not a huge issue, I know Ireland have banned it, but


people are downloading it at quite an alarming pace. What is quite


unique about this is the sense that they don't really have any sort of


moderation. Radu much anyone can download this app and put whatever


they want to say about anyone else on there. This is completely


anonymous, and those comments aren't moderated. I have been on the ten


one quite a few times since I knew we would talking about it today, to


put in some of the key phrase is being raised, such as I am being


bullied, and there are claims that the ten one will report -- it will


respond something pretty bad. Is it possible that the makers on top of


this now. It is a random generation. We have searched "Suicide", for


example, and some of the comments are supportive, saying you should


get help, whereas others are encouraging that kind of behaviour,


so it is a random generation based on what people have programmed. Some


of it is positive, some of it is very graphic and sexual, not


something 13-year-old kids should be reading. We wanted banned. Think all


the terms and conditions on things like the App Store and who will


play, it violates those terms and conditions. Id say it is over 17 is,


though. But kids are using it, 13 plus. Kayla, you have experienced


online bullying, not with Sim Simi, but tell us what happened to you.


You are 17, aren't you? Yeah, I have been bullied since I was a little


kid, but it was up until I was about 11, it was the kind of thing that


once you had gotten home, you could get over it. The weekend has come,


you know, it is the end of the day, I am done with it now. But around


the time I started secondary school, the internet was becoming a lot more


popular and a lot more accessible amongst people my age. So you can't


get away from it. Things that started on the internet would spread


into real life. So there was no escape for me anywhere. People who


are not in that kind of team world of being immersed in social media --


teen world might think why not ignore it? How consuming as sitcom


how difficult is it to just the way? I get that a lot sometimes, but it


is not that simple. It is the way of communicating. It is a massive way


of communicating, it is being in the social circle with your friends,


because the internet can do a lot of good things. Like, I have friends


that live in other countries that I only made very rarely in person, and


yet I talk to them that way through the internet. Without it, the prices


for overseas calling, it is just not flexible. If I deleted all of my app


today, I'm still left with the after-effect of things that once you


have been harassed or upset on the internet, it is still a lingering


effect. Just because you are off into dozens of other people talking


about you being on the internet and bleeding into real life. That is not


as capable. What impact has the sad? I am quite an anxious person now,


which is a real shame, I am often worried when I go on the internet, I


am much more cautious but not necessarily in a way. I get quite


panicky, sometimes I have anxiety attacks, are my friends talking


about me? I have not been online for a few hours, maybe they decide that


they hate me. Maybe I have had people where I thought I have been


really close to them and they have started saying awful things behind


my back that started on the internet as a private chat, but has then


spread into pages that have spread into hashtags, that have spread into


real life. And it has just made me much more scared of being able to


communicate with people when in reality the internet is a good place


to communicate. That is just you need to be a bit more cautious about


what you say, and how to deal with things. Have you found ways of


managing it now? I have people I can talk to, which is helpful. I used to


have a counsellor that they randomly got me a few months ago and they


have not been able to contact us, which is a shame, because a lot of


people need help with these things was that that is not just me


experiencing it, I have had friends that have an awful things to


themselves because of it, because of comments they have received. Because


of online bullying? They have posted some very not very nice things about


themselves, and plans to do to themselves, if that makes sense. And


I have had people commenting, I have seen people commenting saying, do


it, chicken, coward, you deserve it, and it is just awful. I think the


issue with the internet is you will get people saying, it is just a


joke, leave the internet alone, it is going to happen, when in reality


you need control and you need to know how to deal with these things


yourself and a other people because otherwise you will just climb up


because you think it is the internet, have to ignore it, but it


it away at you. What is the answer? Huge pressures on kids. As Kayla is


saying, they will not step away because it is the way of


communicating. How does this get addressed? It can be very


overwhelming. At which the label we feel it is very important to try to


understand the reasons why people are being so abusive and unkind. We


have researched the show that kids who are going through stress or


trauma at home are far more likely to: Billy another person. That is


about understanding those root issues and looking at how we can


overcome those issues. But we keep kids access to this world of


information from a very early age that they are not taught skills that


they need, they are not taught Digital citizenship at school and


they should be. The internet is a big and fast place with an infinite


amount of opportunity and threats and kids are not being taught how to


navigate those properly. Latest news summary coming up in


just a few moments. If you want to get in touch, hashtag Victoria Line


Tube now let's catch up with the weather with Matt.


A good variety of weather contrasts, sunshine captured in Suffolk. Quite


a chilly start in Essex and a touch of frost. Plenty of cloud around.


Parts of Devon, Cornwall, East Anglia the south-east. The sunshine


will give way to something a bit cloudy. There will be Brexit McLeod.


The post of those breaks, the islands, eastern parts of northern


Ireland and to the east of Scotland. We could see highs of around 16 or


even 17 this afternoon. The West of Scotland with stay cloudy. Not paid


yesterday. The skies will brighten a touch across northern England. We


have seen some drizzle across Wales. It fragments into one or two showers


across southern England but they are few in number, mostly dry, staying a


bit chilly in some spots across the South. Into tonight, the breeze


continues to be a bit blurry without breaks of rain, and a few showers. A


fair amount of cloud around, some mist patches. It will be a chilly


start, Debbie Dan Cole, in the Hebrides and Auckland and Shetland.


A better day across Scotland, particularly to the west of higher


ground. Showers into Northern Ireland and northern England. South


of that thickening cloud, temperatures on the rise compared


with today. 17, 18, maybe 19 degrees. That cold air works its way


southwards across the UK through Friday night into Saturday, the


start of the weekend, high pressure in charge, and much rain around,


only a few showers from the tail end. Sunny spells, the best of the


sunshine in the West, and feeling a little bit more pleasant after a


chilly start. Warmer in the Sunday because the winds are still coming


into the Atlantic, especially in the south. A dry day for the London


Marathon, temperatures in the mid teens but telling increasingly wet


and windy across Scotland through the day. As the wet and windy


weather pushes into northern Europe, cold air the next week, T-shirt and


shorts weather it certainly won't be.


Jeremy Corbyn says he's going to rip up the rules,


overturn a rigged system and win this election for the people.


Regan to be a country which works only to make the richest even


richer? I know which side I'm on, you know which side you're on. This


election is going to be fought on the streets of this country.


The Labour leader makes his first speech of the campaign


in about half an hour's time - we'll bring that to you live.


And we'll be talking to politicians from all the main parties


French voters also face an election this year.


With the far right Front National party polling strongly, some people


are considering what a win for party leader Marine Le Pen


There's actually somebody who doesn't want people like me in this


country, even though I am French and born in France.


We'll be speaking to voters in France, ahead of a presidential


Tennis star Serena Williams confirms she is pregnant


She is promising it will not be the end of her career. More on that


shortly. Here's Annita McVeigh


in the BBC Newsroom The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn,


will use his first major speech of the election campaign to argue


that he will stand up for the British people


against what he calls Mr Corbyn will reject the idea


that the outcome of the election Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has


strongly defended the Conservatives' Her comments come as the Microsoft


founder Bill Gates urged the UK to retain its pledge to spend 0.7%


of GDP on international aid, saying it was proof


of its goodwill and humanity. There has been speculation


the pledge could be dropped in the Tory manifesto,


but Ms Bradley said she was proud The manifesto will be published in


due course and we can debate what is in the manifesto at that point. I am


not here to spec you late on what might be in the manifesto. But I


voted for the active parliament which put the 0.7% in the


legislation. I'm very proud of the record of this government in


delivering for those most in need across the world, and Britain will


always be a leading force in that. And at 11.30 we'll be


answering your Election 2017 questions with Professor


of Politics John Curtice and BBC Newsbeat's political


correspondent Eleanor Roper - you can get in touch


using the #BBCAskThis. Scientists have discovered


drugs which may be able to stop Alzheimer's,


Parkinson's and a wide range One of them is already safely given


to people with depression. Clinical trials are planned,


but the findings so far have been described as exciting,


important and potentially Cycling to work could halve the risk


of developing heart disease and cancer according to new research


published today in the Scientists at the University


of Glasgow, who analysed data from more than 250,000 people,


said walking reduced the risk Debenhams has revealed plans


to review the future of ten including one of its major


distributions centres, which employs It's part of a turnaround strategy


announced by the new chief executive of the chain,


which reported a 6.4% fall A 17-year-old Formula 4 driver


who was involved in a crash at Donington Park has had


both his legs amputated. A JustGiving page set up to raise


money for Billy Monger's care has The teenager ran into the back


of another car which appeared to have stopped on the track


during the race on Sunday. More news at half past ten. We are


expecting to hear from Jeremy Corbyn actually at half past ten his first


speech of the election campaign. Let us know your thoughts on the


election, seven weeks away. It was unexpected, of course, but here it


is, two years after the election in 2015, we're faced with another one.


Time to catch up with the sport. As we've been hearing on the programme,


Serena Williams has revealed that she's pregnant with her child. She


told the world via social media, with the caption, 20 weeks. With the


baby due in the autumn, she will be missing the next three Grand Slams,


but could potentially return for the French Open next year. That would be


four months before her 37th birthday. No plans to retire,


though. Andy Murray says he was not fixed acting to serve quite so badly


as he did at the start of his match against Gilles Muller in the Monte


Carlo Masters. He won what was his first competitive match after a


month out with an elbow injury. He admitted he only started serving at


full speed four or five days ago. Elsewhere, British number three Kyle


Edmund pushed defending jumpy and Rafa Nadal to a deciding set on the


clay, which is no mean feat, against the man who has got such an


incredible record on the surface. The British and Irish Lions coach


Warren Gatland has named his squad for the tour to New Zealand. The


first match could see Gatland coming up against a familiar face, his son,


who has been picked in the provincial barbarians squad for the


opening game of the tour. Gatlin senior played for a victorious New


Zealand side in the 1993 series against the Lions. The beauty is


that both him and myself will have played against the Lions. The


unfortunate thing is, only one of us will of won. So, look, if he's


involved and he's playing, it is great for him. He won't get any


special favours from me, I can promise you that. But it's going to


be hard for him, because he's going to be playing against the Lions, and


the next day, is going to be putting the Lions jersey on and supporting


us. There was plenty to talk about regarding the selection for the


squad. One of those missing out is Dylan Hartley, the England captain.


He will nevertheless be captain England on their tour of Argentina.


Eddie Jones has named 15 uncapped players in the party, including


Denny Solomona, who declared himself available for England last month


after completing his three year residency period. He controversially


left rugby league side Castleford and switched codes to join Sale in


December. Barcelona forward Neymar was reduced to tears after they were


not out of the quarterfinals of the Champions League last night by


Juventus. This was the best of the action. Messi had the best chance of


the game. They were attempting to overturn a 3-0 first leg visit. But


if you thought it was all about the money these days, have a look at the


expression there from the Brazilian forward - devastated, as his side


exited the competition. And that's the sport for now. I will have


another update for you at about half past ten. There is a caveat which we


are expecting to hear from Jeremy Corbyn at half ten as well. So we


may or may not have the sport at that time. Of course, a snap


election has been called. How does that feel if you were just elected


for the first time two years ago? We are joined now by some of the MPs


who were just elect did in 2015, expecting to be there until 2020


because of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act. We can speak now to


Germansweek, MP for Checquerbent. Reichelt, MP for Melandri.


Schoenfelder, MP for Kretzschmar. And also by the President for the


Liberal Democrats. Thank you joining us. Are you relishing the thought of


going to the country again, two years on? Well, I've already been


out for reaching times in woodgrain and Muswell Hill, and all of over my


constituency and I think people really do want to have a debate, not


just about Brexit but also about public services, the National Health


Service, the cuts to our schools, the first cuts in 30 years to our


schools, cuts the councils, meaning that some of the basics we have


already accepted from councils, like the roads and other things, we might


actually be able to address some of those issues. What is top of the


list when you're talking to people? There is a sense, that this is going


to be about Brexit? Well, I think the NHS is coming up a lot,


actually. Older people are very worried about that. And younger


people who might be carers for older people as well. They're worried


about how long-term care will be funded. And also for families, which


we have a lot of, and worrying about schools and the first cuts to


schools in 30 years - that's very, very worrying indeed. Oliver Dowden,


what do you think is a big priority? Firstly, we don't want to have an


election for an election's sake, there is an important reason for


holding this election. What has become clear, if you look at the


course of the bill for the Prime Minister to invoke Article 50, she


needs a clearer mandate, she needs a direct mandate from the British


people to achieve what she wants in the negotiations are. As far as


you're concerned, Brexit is absolutely the main consideration


that people should be thinking about? No, actually I think it is


wider than that. I think it's about leadership, I think the Prime


Minister has demonstrated the leadership this country needs, and


she needs a mandate in Parliament to deliver on that. But for somebody to


get a clear mandate, there needs to be absolute clarity on what the


party would do, how the party sees the country after Brexit? And that's


exactly what the Prime Minister has set out in her speech and in her


white paper. In the election there's going to be contrast think between


the Prime Minister Putin shown that leadership, and the danger we


have... The danger we heard just yesterday is that you have the


Liberal Democrats, Labour and the SNP, in a so-called progressive


coalition, which will put the country at risk. Labour have said


they wouldn't talk about being part of a coalition at this stage, they


fell into that trap before. Let's bring in Ian Blackford, SNP MP for


Ross, Skye and Lochaber full so how do you feel about going out and


having to get people to vote again, just two years on? I am looking


forward to it. We have got a very popular Scottish Government in


Edinburgh. It is quite galling when you see the Prime Minister doing


this from our own personal advantage, she knows the Labour


Party are weak, it is about demonstrating her dominance over


Labour in England, calling an election at a time when she has said


to the people in Scotland, now is not the time for a Scottish


referendum. And that's a referendum which has been supported by the


Scottish Parliament, which voted for that. This is about making sure that


we're actually not dragged out of Europe against our will, and knowing


that there is a real threat to the Scottish economy. So, we want to


make sure that we support what the Scottish Government has been doing,


which is asking for a referendum on our future, which will take place


after the Brexit negotiations. We'll be reinforcing that call over the


course of this election campaign, and I certainly look forward to


having that discussion with all the people of my constituency. Baroness


Brinton, president of the Liberal Democrats, are you hoping that


either Liberal Democrats' Clearview about Brexit, that there might be a


resurgence for the party, who suffered terribly just two years


ago? 2015 was not a good year for us at all. We recognise that. We are


very clear already from the reception we have had on the


streets, 5000 people have joined the party since Theresa May made that


announcement, which is an astonishing number, we are very,


very clear that we will continue to be the only UK-wide party that is


going to fight against a hard Brexit . Oliver spoke about certain things,


we know that a good... The red line on immigration? We absolutely want


to avoid a hard Brexit. We are very, very sure that there is well over


50% of people who want us to have a key role in the single market, so


we're going to be fighting for that. But we would also agree that the NHS


remains a major issue. As to schools. That's why we will be the


party, through Norman Lamb in the House of Commons, who will be


fighting for an independent commission which the Government


refused to set up, to look at the future funding of the NHS. We


believe we have to have more funding in this area. We saw massive cuts to


social care, which was the beginning of the NHS crisis. I want to get


from you, what you want Jeremy Corbyn to say on Brexit. You


campaigned to remain, your constituency, I right in saying, had


the highest remained vote in the country? 81%, yes. I did not vote


for the triggering of Article 50. But I think that by voting Labour,


we get to have an opportunity to talk about fairness in society,


firstly... Briton if you look at Labour voters, seven out of ten


Labour voters in the referendum voted for Remained. Jeremy Corbyn


tried to do more to... Labour was the only party then said


we did not want the referendum. Mr Cameron and Mr Osborne have come and


gone. The referendum happened, but what he could do is offer another


referendum. Would you like to do that? That has not been ruled out


and I did myself vote for that possibility, but I think what


matters is how could Labour reset the agenda? Because regardless of


what happens with Brexit, what people care about is not the word


Brexit, they can about workers' rights, environmental protections,


they care about small business, the fact that taxes paid by companies


that sell into the online sale, and there is 1.5 billion tax pounds


missing. That is the sort of thing people care about. Do we all have an


opportunity here to have an election campaign, a condensed one, seven


weeks, because we have and have the run-up we would normally get, and


have a really strongly fact -based debate. When you look at the


referendum campaign, you think it is fair for voters to feel a bit


scarred by some of what happened there? I wasn't happy with a lot of


the way that the referendum was conducted. There were exaggerated


claims on both sides, but I think we have moved beyond that and the real


question for this election is, can we give the Prime Minister the


mandate she needs in the national interest to get the best possible


deal? Catherine was talking about having a second referendum. I think


that would be absolutely disastrous, not only because we would be saying


to the British people with heart like the result we want to go back,


but secondly in those negotiations the incentive would be for the


commission, for the other countries, to get the worst possible deal to


try and make Brexit look awful for this country. I do not think that


would be national interest. I just wanted to say it is very clear that


Labour is still completely split on the position about Europe. Brexit is


very important, there needs to be a strong opposition to what Theresa


May is proposing and the Liberal Democrats are more than happy to


step up to the plate to deliver that. We will have plenty more time


to revisit this over the next seven weeks. For now, thank you and S --


letters know your thoughts. What do you want to hear, what are the


priorities as far as you are concerned? Is it still the issue of


Brexit at the front of your mind? Hashtag Victoria Line Tube is the --


Victoria live. Nicki Minaj, is facing criticism -


after her recent music video includes pictures of her dancing


on Westminster Bridge. It comes just weeks after five


people were killed in a terrorist We are not the only ones having a


general election. France is also preparing for a new president.


Centrist candidate Emmanuel Mayuka is locked in a battle with the far


right leader Marine Le Pen at the top of the polls for the first round


of voting. In a moment we'll speak to some


French voters, but first, Newsbeat has been talking to young


people in Paris including members from the LGBT community


where Marine Le Pen is, surprisingly to some,


gaining support. I cannot be like, "Oh, I don't care,


I'm not going to vote this time around," because there is actually


somebody on the bill who doesn't Even though I am French and born


in France, they still refer to me And on top of that,


you add my sexuality, being a gay man, here in France


and standing in the way of fascism and racism is really,


really, really hard. The reason I feel LGBT people


are leaning towards the right side is because it is mostly white


and so therefore they do not really Hello, I'm Lionel, I'm 25,


I'm from Martinique and I have something to say about the problems


in society in this electoral period. If they want people to believe them,


they have to fight the problem for the young people to find a job


and they have to fight also the problem of the homeless,


because every time I see a lot of homeless in the street,


that breaks my heart, because we are all human,


and that is inhuman. Some French voters talking to


Newsbeat. Let's speak to Anne-Elisabeth


Moutet, a French As a citizen, she says she's


horrified, but as a journalist, Marina Anca is a French


writer born in Romania. She's lived in France for 30


years and is undecided on who to vote for, but is leaning


towards right-wing candidates. Thomas Ricard is voting


for Emmanuel Macron, And Lola Pattier, voting


for far-left Jean-Luc Melenchon. Thank you very much for joining us.


Anne-Elisabeth, are we seeing a similar dynamic to the one we are


seeing elsewhere, a breakdown of traditional political allegiances?


Yes. In a French way of doing it, but yes, by and large we have the


same way of doing -- we have the same problem, that winners and


losers in a game of globalisation, and a constant unwillingness from


the elite, who say this will be good for you, it will end up well in the


end, to listen to vast swathes of the population who are


disenfranchised, lose jobs car cannot find jobs and their children.


They are stuck in large areas of potential that they can't move


because it is too expensive to move anywhere else, and to feel more and


more battered. And they feel that nobody is talking to them. Marina, I


think one in three French voters are undecided. You are one of them, why?


Have you traditionally gone for one party or another and they know which


way to turn now? Yes, I am undecided because I think that we all need to


live in peace. I came to France 30 years ago to seek protection and


freedom, including freedom of speech, and my issues are a little


bit different from my fellow citizens, because I think very hard


about what is going on in the world with Putin and Trump and the North


Korea leader, and I am scared of World War III. And my issue is who


will be the best man or woman, I don't know, to bring peace. We don't


need another ego, we need a hero. I watched the night's show very


carefully in order to decide which one would be my hero. Thomas, you


are voting for Emmanuel Macron, the centrist candidate, the one who has


suddenly come to the fore potentially as a front runner after


Francois Fillon suffered difficulties during his campaign.


What is it you like about him? Well, it is not really a question of


liking, it is really a pragmatic choice. I am under no illusions that


Emmanuel Macron will be fundamentally different from the


president that has preceded him, if he is elected. It simply is that in


the face of arriving far right, -- a rising far right, and the emergence


of potentially a new political order, especially as we might end up


with a Melenchon Marine Le Pen second round, Francois Fillon is


seen as the more safe choice. It is a question of lesser evil. I have no


particular enthusiasm for him, but there is just no other leading


candidate that convinces me. You mentioned Jean-Luc Melenchon, the


far left candidate, he says if he were to win he would want to see a


referendum on France's membership of the EU, and Lola, you are voting for


him. That because you're not have that referendum question not yes,


and so for me it is the only candidate with the speech of peace.


It is a movement to want to create jobs for the people in France. And


committing to the environment is a big project, and we need a lot of


people to do it. And so now in the Republic, we feel the president is


too much stronger. If one day a person like Marine Le Pen becomes


president, it can be very dangerous for the Republic. And so we need to


create a new parliament and have a referendum to create a new


government and who seeks a republic with a committee. So you have the


presidential debate tonight and we will be watching events in France,


as we are always going to the polls. Thank you very much indeed, thank


you. Let me just remind you, we are expecting Jeremy Corbyn to start


speaking shortly. He is physically the


antiestablishment candidate. That is the platform he will be putting


himself on. So we will have full coverage of his speech as soon as it


starts. We will stay across those pictures so you won't miss a thing,


but while we wait to go back to them, let's took a bit about the


rapper, Nicky Maynard. She has been criticised after living -- and Head


Together. There were reports she would cut scenes from her video of


Westminster Bridge. It has been left in the final version. Why did she


leave them in? Morning. My thing very few will forget Westminster


attack on 22nd March. The day it happened, Nicki Minaj sent out a


tweet, saying they could protect everyone in London, sending my


condolences. She also said that the day before she had actually been


filming on the bridge. Now, although there were reports that the footage


would be left out of the final edit, these never came from Nicki Minaj or


her people, but since the year was released last night, 5 million


people have watched and some people are calling it insensitive, others


tasteless -- since the video was released. We can see the images


right now, with the gates. I mean how much of a cat lash as they pin


-- of a backlash has now been? There are other London landmarks in there,


Buckingham Palace, there have probably been hundreds of comments,


but from her fans as well which is something she might hurt Nicki


Minaj. They are no the Risley fanatical about her that some say


she has overstepped the mark this time, given what happened. The Paw


people lost their lives and -- the four people who lost their lives.


Will be. Listening to her music because of this? I can't see that


happening. 5 million views already. Nicki Minaj if not the biggest


female rapper on the planet as well. Jeremy Corbyn sets


out Labour's vision We'll be bringing you the speech


live, any minute now. With the news, here's Annita


in the BBC Newsroom. The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn,


will use his first major speech of the election campaign shortly,


to argue that he will stand up for the British people


against what he calls Mr Corbyn will reject the idea


that the outcome of the election Debenhams has revealed plans


to review the future of ten It is to close 11 of its warehouses


- including one of its major distributions centres,


which employs more than 200 people. It's part of a turnaround strategy


announced by the new chief executive of the chain,


which reported a 6.4% fall Scientists have discovered


drugs which may be able to stop Alzheimer's,


Parkinson's and a wide range One of them is already safely given


to people with depression. Clinical trials are planned,


but the findings so far have been described as exciting,


important and potentially That is the news summary. And we can


go straight to our political guru, Norman Smith, because the Labour


leader, Jimmy Corbyn, is due to make his first official speech the


campaign. And he's going to be talking about tearing up the rule


book, Norman? It is a big moment, Joanna, because Mr Corbyn wants to


frame this election, and he wants to present himself really as Corbyn the


rubble, the outsider, the anti-establishment politician,


taking on, as he sees it, the media establishment, what he calls the


cartel at the top of society. In a way it's sort of Corbyn uncut,


Corbyn unleashed, Jeremy Corbyn being Jeremy Corbyn. It's not going


to be the sort of buttoned up, conventional leader in an election


campaign. He wants to fight a very different election. Thinking of his


people is, this worked during the Labour leadership contests, in both


of which he was taking on fairly conventional candidates and trounced


both of them by taking this anti-establishment approach. The


hope is that that will work in a general election. Obviously, it's a


very different ball game, appealing to 200,000 like-minded Labour


supporters, compared with appealing the millions in the general


election. Very, very different. But his people say, they think there is


something going on out there. They think people are fed up with


politics as normal, disenchanted and resentful of the fact that nothing


ever seems to change, that the wealthy just seem to keep more


money, and there is this feeling that people want things to be done


differently, not just the same old politics. And they point for example


to Donald Trump, to the French elections, the Brexit,, as examples


of a mood of unhappiness. What Mr Corbyn I think hope to do is to be


able to surf the wave, as he sees it, of this consent -- of


discontent, a feeling that things have got to change. If you look at


the polls, he's in a really difficult position, so we can't just


play it safe, he's got to try and shake up the election, and that's


what he's trying to do. And they have all got to put out their


manifestos, with clear commitments - when are we going to get that


clarity? I don't think we'll get it for possibly a couple of weeks yet,


actually. On the Labour side, they have got to be scribbling away


rapidly, filling in all the gaps in their manifesto. They thought they


would have a bit of time to put it together. I suspect at the end of


the day, they may have to copy and paste a lot of Ed Miliband's old


manifesto because there plea isn't time. But maybe for Mr Corbyn, this


is going to be an election which he wants to fight less about specifics


and more about, if I can put it this way, mood and tone. He's always been


an outsider I suppose in Westminster terms, he's never really lead


anything, never aspired to be a leader, a he finds himself in this


position, and working now to try to play the role of a conventional


leader, it would seem odd and false. So I think his people think that


it's easier for him just to be authentic Jeremy Corbyn. The risk,


of course, is that they've judged it wrongly, that actually, the world


has not changed, and that politics is still won in the centre ground,


you have to reassure your opponents and appeal to middle England, middle


Britain. And if team Corbyn have called this wrong, then date could


be in for a very, very difficult election indeed. The contrast,


though, will be with the Theresa May side, who seem to be going for the


exact opposite. Mrs May the other day was stressing the need for the


military and security - those are the conventional messages which a


would-be Prime Minister would invariably try and put over. Feel


her team will have a much more contained, controlled campaign, Mrs


May arriving at events, doing her speech, and trying to keep a tight


grip on it, because they've got that huge lead in the poles. Jeremy


Corbyn's team want this to be the opposite, they want it to be


unpredictable, because that's their only chance. Otherwise, looking at


the polls, they are heading to defeat. How important is it for the


parties to try to understand what it is that the people want out of


Brexit and to appeal to that and get a mandate? When you look at how


votes broke down in the referendum, I think around seven in ten Labour


voters actually voted Remain. Jeremy Corbyn was criticised but when you


look at the figures, in spite of how the constituencies took down, it


seems the majority of Labour voters were in favour of Remain? And what I


think we need to look out for in Mr Corbyn's speech is Brexit - will he


actually mention that word? At rallies and interviews he's done so


far, he has kind of swerved around mentioning Brexit, because he knows


the Labour, they're like a punch bag when it comes to Brexit. For their


Remain supporters, they take the view that Mr Corbyn really hasn't


done enough to put up a fight against Mrs May's version of Brexit.


And four Brexit supporting Labour folk, they take the view that Mr


Corbyn seems a bit lukewarm on Brexit - so, they're getting it from


both sides on Brexit. For that reason, they risk losing some of


their Remain supporters to the Liberal Democrats and some of their


Brexit supporters to the Conservatives. And one interesting


thing which Mr Corbyn might get arrest on today is the suggestion


that maybe Labour are going to have to come up with some kind of offer


on Brexit. They can't just stand there taking the blows on Brexit


come they're going to have to come up with a clearer line. There is a


report that perhaps some in the party might be pressing Mr Corbyn to


say that when there is a deal, it should be put to a second


referendum. That's not confirmed, it was just a report in the paper, but


it gives you a sense of the bunnies on this issue for Labour. Vista


Corbyn does not want to talk about Brexit - anything but Brexit. That's


partly why we have got this launch, all about whipping up the rules, he


wants to change the narrative and move onto other stories. Whereas


Theresa May, exactly the opposite, she wants to position herself as the


Brexit candidate. As so often in elections, it will probably hinge on


who decides the terms of the election, who shapes the narrative


and decides what it will be all about. Can Jeremy Corbyn change the


narrative and move it away from Brexit, where Mrs May wants it to


be? Thank you, Norman. We were expecting him around half past ten.


He's still not talking, so we're going to go onto something else for


now. Millions of people across the UK


live with diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's


and multiple sclerosis But today, scientists are announcing


a major breakthrough. They've discovered two


drugs that could help The lead researcher,


Giovanna Mallucci, says clinical There would be a daily


dose, basically. We'd probably use trazodone


first, which is already We're not going to cure these


disorders, but if we can stop them in their tracks and change the way


they progress, we can radically change the course of the natural


history of diseases like Alzheimer's Because people will still be able to


hold onto a meaningful quality of life and stay out of institutional


care. Our correspondent James


Gallagher joins me now. People will be saying, how


significant could this be? First of all, there is no queue for any of


these diseases, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's. Now we can talk about


why this is incredibly exciting. Because what this team have been


able to do is to stop neurodegenerative diseases from


killing brain cells, basically for the first time. So, if you have


Alzheimer's disease, brain cells slowly die off, that's what causes


the memory loss and the other changes and that is why ultimately


it becomes fatal. Similar processes happen in lots of other diseases.


So, if it stops the brain cells dying, does it need to be


preventative, it is not going to reverse anything? Is not some kind


of thing where you're going to be able to regenerate the brain and


create new brain cells, but it is more like a pause button. So, the


day you walk into your doctors surgery and they go, we think you've


got early stages of dementia, and you can then start on this course of


therapy, and it works, which hasn't been tested yet, then it would stop


it getting worse. If you think, this could prevent you needing to going


to a care home, things like that. So it could be incredibly effective,


even though it's not going to reverse these diseases. And it would


give you an incentive to go and find out, because at the moment there is


no incentive at all, if you fear you might be heading down that path, and


there's nothing to make it any better, what is the incentive in


actually finding out? That's right. A lot of people are scared of the


diagnosis because they know there is nothing you can do about it. There


is no drug which slows the cause of dementia. The other big problem,


though, is that dementia starts probably at least a decade, maybe


two, before the first symptoms appear. So you've already had


several years of the disease before you start developing the Thames, the


brain is so good at adapting that it masks some of the symptoms. --


developing the symptoms. So is the potential that you could even start


much sooner, before the symptoms even appear. But that is all in the


future. I think Jeremy Corbyn is now just about ready to speak. We can go


to our political guru Norman Smith, who is outside the building. Is he


about to start speaking, do we think? I sincerely hope so. One


thing I've learned from covering Jeremy Corbyn over many years, he's


always late! Hopefully he will