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Hello, it's Thursday, it's 9 o'clock, I'm Victoria Derbyshire,
Labour's leaked manifesto promises a radical agenda including plans
to nationalise the railways, abolish tuition fees
The party's campaign co-ordinator says the leak isn't a sign
He says he is relaxed about the leak.
Leaks happen, they always happen and they probably always will.
But the point is there's an opportunity now, we're talking
about Labour's policies a week in advance of
We'll be live in Westminster with all the details.
Also on on the programme today - Olaseni Lewis died after police used
multiple force to restrain him in a mental health hospital.
His parents tell us about their long fight for justice.
And are we heading for a stroke epidemic? We will hear from one
young woman in her 20s who says her symptoms were dismissed as a
migraine. Welcome to the programme,
we're live until 11 this morning. Let us know what you think of the
plans in Labour's leaked manifesto. We really interested to hear your
views. We're talking about social media
gaffes today after the rapper Bow Wow posted suggesting
that he was flying to New York People are now posting their own
exaggerated claims under We'll show you some
of the best ones. Do get in touch on all the stories
we're talking about this morning - use the hashtag #VictoriaLive
and if you text, you will be charged the BBC has obtained a leaked draft
of Labour's manifesto, which promises to nationalise
the railways as franchises expire and to abolish
tuition fees in England. The document, seen by several
newspapers, also pledges to return Royal Mail to public ownership
and bring in an energy price cap. Norman Smith is at a labour campaign
event in Central London. Well, there is a lot in here, that a
lot will say is transformative, radical, how much will be in the
actual manifesto next week? Well, Labour folk are not denying the
authenticity of the leaked document. But some are incredulous that it has
been leaked, because it does seem to be a deliberate attempt to
destabilise and damage Jeremy Corbyn, although his people are
saying there is not going to be any witchhunt or recriminations, we are
relaxed about it, it gives us a chance to talk about policies. He
was meant to be here at the poster launch, he has not turned up so he
can concentrate on the meeting later today to finalise the details of the
manifesto. What did we learn from the draft? We learned that Jeremy
Corbyn is going into the election with a vast number of pledges,
everything from headline pledges about scrapping tuition fees,
building 1 million homes, nationalising the railways, bringing
parts of the energy industry back into public ownership. And really
small things, like ensuring there is free Wi-Fi on trains, or trying to
ensure certain pesticides are not used close to bees. The second thing
we learned is that this is a Jeremy Corbyn manifesto, permeated with his
views and values. There is to be a more generous benefit system, or
employment rights, a bigger role for the state to intervene to cap energy
prices, cap rental prices. There are about to be big questions about the
costs, how it is an advocate for. This morning, their campaign
coordinator was trying to put the best gloss on the leak. There are
some really good ideas in this document. This document is not the
Labour manifesto, because we have got a small matter of a Klaus 5
meeting. The Labour Party as a Democratic party, so the reason why
I am not in Greater Manchester with you, but down in London, it is
because the Shadow Cabinet meeting with the national executive
committee, the Parliamentary Committee of backbench MPs and the
trade unions, to go through the draft manifesto and decide what we
want as our programme for government. After today's meeting,
we will have a clearer picture of what is actually the manifesto. But
there are some great ideas in there. Some people are comparing this draft
manifesto to Michael Foot's very controversial 1983 manifesto. I
think a lot of the focus is going to be on the money question. Can they
fund some of the very big spending commitments that they made, such as
continuing with the triple lock for pensions, ?8 billion for social
care, reversing most of the Tories benefit cuts, including extending
personal independence payments, which the Government says will cost
about ?4 billion, and that big ticket item, abolishing tuition
fees, estimated to cost ?11 billion. There will be a huge focus on how
Labour pays for all of this. How will it go down with Labour
supporters, but also those that support the Conservatives and Ukip,
who Labour have two win over if they have any chance of forming a
majority? Actually, the draft manifesto is on the thin side, an
immigration, there is no indication that they want to reduce it, no
mention of freedom of movement. On Brexit, the manifesto restates that
the party accepts the outcome of the referendum. But it says it would not
accept no deal. Theresa May has said you have to be able to threaten the
rest of the EU that we could walk away if we don't get a good deal,
Labour says it is an unacceptable situation. It is not clear that it
is the sort of manifesto that will peel back those that deserted the
Labour Party over Brexit. I think it might hear generational thing. Maybe
people who are older will remember Michael Foot's manifesto of 1983,
but some of them might be more interesting to people, bringing the
railways back into public ownership. The real criticism will be how do
you pay for this? It might be over where you are? Yes, a fairly
desolate scene. We seem to be standing on a patch of wasteland. I
don't know if you can see the back of Waterloo Bridge, it is not
exactly glamour Central. But there you go.
The rest of the news, here is a neater.
James Comey has made his first public comments since
President Trump sacked him as the head of the FBI on Tuesday.
In a farewell letter to colleagues, Mr Comey said he wasn't
going to "spend time on the decision or the way it was executed."
Mr Trump said Mr Comey was fired "because he was not
Our correspondent, Laura Bicker has more.
Donald Trump may have once embraced the FBI director,
It's thought the President's frustration had been
He hoped allegations that Russia had meddled in the US election
to help him win could be dismissed as "fake news".
But the towering figure of the FBI kept the story alive
That's why Democrats think Mr Trump fired him.
The Russian leader offered his opinion on his way
TRANSLATION: President Trump is acting in accordance
with his competence, and in accordance with his
In a farewell letter, James Comey told his colleagues
he wasn't going to spend time on the decision or the
And he said the American people should see the FBI
as a rock of competence, honesty and independence.
Meanwhile, the investigation continues and, back at the centre
of it is Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser,
He was fired for lying about his contacts with
Senators have now issued a formal demand, a subpoena, for any
documents detailing his Russian contacts or business dealings.
The FBI director may be gone, but the inquiry surrounding
Donald Trump's aides and their potential
Young people on the latest HIV drugs now have a near-normal life
expectancy, according to a new study.
say new drug treatments mean many people are now living ten years
longer than those who started treatment in the mid 1990s.
Their findings show a ten-year increase in life expectancy
since anti-retroviral drugs became widely available two decades ago.
The Conservatives say they will honour the NATO commitment
to spend at least 2% of economic output on defence if they're
They have also pledged to increase the budget by at least
0.5% above inflation in every year of a new Parliament.
Meanwhile the Liberal Democrats are to announce that they'd accept
10,000 refugees from Syria every year for the duration
Party leader Tim Farron will also say that he is committed
to reopening the Dubs Programme for unaccompanied children stranded
Throughout the election campaign we'll be putting your questions
to politicians from all the main parties.
Today at 11:30 we'll be putting your questions to the SNP's
You can get in touch via Twitter using the hashtag #BBCAskThis,
or text your questions to 61124 - and you can email us as well
The number of people suffering from strokes across the UK is likely
to rise by almost half in the next 20 years, according to a new study.
The Stroke Association says it's partly because
There are currently 1.2 million people living with the effects
of stroke in the UK, with over 100,000
We'll be hearing from the Stroke Association and a woman
who had two major strokes when she was aged 26 -
that's on the programme after 9:30 this morning.
A cold-calling firm has been fined a record ?400,000
fine for making almost 100 million nuisance calls.
Keurboom Communications made unsolicited
automated calls relating to road-accident
Most of us have received them - cold calls offering anything
from help with PPI claims or road accidents, to investing
The cold callers play the numbers game, bombarding people in the hope
that some will bite and take up their offers.
This one company, Keurboom Communications
based in Bedfordshire, made almost 100 million automated
The calls were about a variety of subjects, including PPI
People got numerous calls, often on the same day,
Companies are allowed to make marketing calls,
but only if you've given permission, such as ticking a box on a form.
This company didn't have permission, and so got a record ?400,000 fine
You can avoid many nuisance calls by signing up
New laws which will allow the directors of cold call companies
which broke the rules to be fined should also mean fewer
Three women are due to appear in court in London today,
charged with preparing a terrorist act and conspiracy to murder.
They include 21-year-old Rizlaine Boular, who was shot
by police during a raid at a property in Willesden two weeks ago.
Seven other people, arrested as part of the investigation,
have been released from police custody.
David Beckham has made his big screen debut.
He was greeted with cheers at the premiere of the new film
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword in Los Angeles, but the reception
for his cameo performance as a soldier in the movie has been
You can make up your own mind if you go to see that one.
That's a summary of the latest BBC News, more at 9:30.
Do get in touch with us throughout the morning.
Let us know what you think about the Wallace is in the Labour manifesto,
abolishing tuition fees, no immigration target, 100,000 new
council homes built each year. All of the caveats, it is just the
draft. We will see what makes it into the final document. Carolyn
says it looks really good, especially tuition fees, starting to
warm to Jeremy Corbyn. Stewart says he sees a series of excellent
proposals that would be popular with many voters. One who did not leave
their name, leaked deliberately, if you ask me. Assess the fallout and
then say it is just a draft. Another says that it is incredibly
far-fetched, Labour have become a joke among working-class people.
Your views are really welcome and we will feed them into the conversation
with our guests. Let's get some sport now with Hugh,
and news this morning that the FA have entered the debate
about the huge fees earned There has always been a view that
agents were the negative side of the game, always looking to make
as much money as possible without having a player's
best interests at heart. However, there are many players
who'd say agents play an invaluable role in representing them,
especially in things Whichever way you look at it,
it can be a lucrative business. The FA Chairman Greg Clarke has this
morning dismissed suggestions there is a moral issue in the game
after FIFA, the world governing body, opened an investigation
into the transfer of Paul Pogba Mino Raiola is Pogba's agent
and he is reported to have earned a rather incredible ?41 million
for brokering a world record transfer for Pogba
from Juventus last summer. Claims suggest United may have paid
Raiola ?22 million directly, Here's Clarke's view
on the situation. If Manchester United want to pay an
agent that much money, and I do not know, I have not looked into each
individual transfer, that is what they are going to pay. They are
accountable to their owners and their fans. How much should we pay
for players and how much should go to agents as a commercial
transaction? If football wants to change that and limit the amount of
money agents get, we have to sit down as a game, led by the FA and
Some of the Arsenal faithful may have to eat
Will he lead their team to Champions Cup football?
You may remember Arsenal went through a dreadful run of form
It prompted protest marches before home games,
even planes with Wenger Out messages.
All targeted at Arsene Wenger, who still hasn't told us if he'll
be staying at the club for next season.
But after reaching the FA Cup final, the club are now three points
They beat Southampton 2-0 last night for a fourth win in their last
six Premier League outings, thanks to second-half
goals from Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud.
So this is how the run-in to the end of the season looks.
Liverpool in third have just two matches left, Manchester City
Arsenal will need one of those to drop points.
You'd imagine they'd need three wins from their trip to Stoke this
weekend and home games with Sunderland and
So that home support at the Emirates could be crucial,
and if they do make it there will be a lot of fans
returning to the Wenger In section of their support.
And talk of a major change to call's biggest event this week.
couple of years in golf, whether or not they need a fifth
Today marks the start of what has always been dubbed
"the unofficial fifth Major" - the Players' Championship
And now there is more reason to think it will now be
That only genuinely happens when there is universal
agreement that a tournament deserves such status.
The Open Championship here, the US Open, The Masters and the US
PGA are the current four, but give the ?8 million
of prize money, the fact it returns to same course
every year with some of the best Players in the world means it does
But should it get that elevated status,
all of that may change, with new markets and new locations
such as China, Japan or Australia all options as the sport tries
I have got to ask. Our cardigans back in? Were they
ever out? Have I missed something? You are
looking good. Good morning and welcome to the programme.
Good morning and welcome to the programme.
The media regulator Ofcom will hear from a US lawyer this afternoon
who represents more than 20 people accusing Fox News of racial
It is part of a review into whether 21st Century Fox should
be allowed to take complete control of Sky.
Douglas Wigdor is due to give evidence on behalf of the men
Earlier this week another lawyer and an alleged victim of sexual
harassment by former Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly also gave
Here's a bit more on the background of the allegations
Well, we have a contest on billoreilly.com.
I'll have a full report when I return.
But Bill O'Reilly wasn't coming back.
He'd been the main presenter and biggest star on the US TV
That came to an end last month when it emerged a number of women
had made sexual harassment allegations against
Five cases have been settled out of court by O'Reilly and Fox
One unnamed black colleague said O'Reilly called her "hot chocolate",
We are so happy that he's gone, and he's longer going to be able
We are so happy that he's gone, and he's no longer going to be able
to spit all of his vile comments and everything that comes out
of his mouth that is disparaging not only to women but specifically
to black women and black folks all over the world.
One of O'Reilly's accusers reported her claims to Fox in early April.
In 2013, I experienced sexual harassment as a job applicant
Wendy Walsh, a psychologist who appeared on O'Reilly's show,
said she refused to join him in his hotel room after
O'Reilly then allegedly withdrew the job he had offered her.
Fox initially stuck with O'Reilly, but several major sponsors pulled
At the end of April, parent company 21st Century Fox
O'Reilly said it was tremendously disheartening to leave Fox over
It's not the first time the organisation has had to deal
Last July, Fox News boss Roger Ailes resigned over similar allegations.
The acting Fox News CEO, Rupert Murdoch, has tried to usher
in a new era at the channel by issuing an internal memo also
signed by his sons saying he's committed to fostering a work
environment built on trust and respect.
But Murdoch dismissed any concerns about the culture at Fox News.
And you don't think Ofcom are going to consider what's
It comes at a delicate time for Mr Murdoch.
21st Century Fox is trying to buy the remaining 61%
The media regulator Ofcom is currently deciding
whether the takeover should go ahead or not.
Earlier this week Joanna spoke to Wendy Walsh,
regulator in this country on Monday to explain to them why she thought
they shouldn't allow Ofcom to allow Fox to buy the rest of Sky News.
She was an unpaid guest on Bill O'Reilly's show
and claims he sexually harassed her after a work dinner.
I turned left to go to the bar, thinking we were going to continue
I said yes to dinner and I thought I would keep its business and it was
an opportunity to be a paid contributor. He told me the chairman
was his good friend and they were going to offer me a position as the
and the dinner felt like a celebratory dinner.
He turned toward the right, toward the hotel rooms.
When I said, "Oh, I think the bar's this way," he said, "No,
I said, "I'm sorry, I can't do that."
And I said, you know, "We're both parents,
we're raising girls, we have teenage daughters.
Maybe we should model some good choices."
And we got to the bar and his demeanour changed
from charming to hostile, and he said the words,
"You can forget about all the career advice I gave you.
So I knew that my days were limited there, and like so many victims
of sexual harassment, we women think, I can fix this.
I'll let him know I'm not litigious, I'm not going to sue,
I'll send him lots of cringeworthy suck-up-to-the boss e-mails,
and in fact they tried to defame me by leaking some of these e-mails,
but eventually he had an executive producer get rid of me.
Did you raise it at the channel? No, because of two reasons. Women of my
generation are so accustomed to navigating around these landmines
that we have almost normalised sexual harassment. I thought,
another one, so I almost sucked it up. Secondly, I did not know as a
job applicant I could have the case for sexual harassment. I did not
call age are until a New York Times reporter contacted me a few months
ago and she was doing an investigation and she found that Fox
News had been paying of many women over the years due to lots of
different men sexually harassing women and they were unable to talk
because they were gag order. I was in the position to tell the truth
and I had to make an ethical decision to lie to the New York
Times to protect Bill O'Reilly and Fox News or tell the truth and make
Let's talk to Douglas Wigdor - who represents more than 20 current
and former Fox News employees - he's here now.
You are in this country because you are giving evidence to the British
media regulator this afternoon, representing 21 alleged victims. If
our audience a sense of the allegations they are making. I
represent over 20 dedicated men and women who worked or currently who
work at Fox News. I refer to 21st century Fox as 18th century Fox
because of the systemic, widescale discrimination based on race and
gender going on there. I represent a woman who went for an interview with
Roger Ailes and at the interview she was asked to turn around to see her
appearance and he said he liked what he saw and he called her
ex-boyfriend and asked about their sex life. I represent the only black
male anchor who try to do positive stories on black America and he was
met with resistance by Bill O'Reilly and by other people who were working
for Fox News. It is reminiscent with what is going on with the Sun
newspaper. I read about this so-called journalist McKenzie, I
believe his name is, who referred to a footballer as a gorilla. That
happened at the New York Post and another New York robber murder
entity. It happened with a former client, who was the made in the in
another rape case. This is a statement from a few weeks ago.
After a thorough and careful review of the alligators, the company and
Bill O'Reilly have agreed he will not be returning to the Fox News
Channel. They have got rid of Bill O'Reilly and Rupert Murdoch says
nothing is happening at Fox News, ratings are going up and it is
sorted. That is why they have an 18th century mentality because the
fans are that Bill O'Reilly and Roger Ailes left with over $60
million. How is that relevant? He denied the allegations. He says, it
is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely
unfounded claims. That is the unfortunate reality many of us in
the public eye have to live with today. I would ask them to waive the
confidentiality clauses that they have entered into with all the
victims so the public can see what these people went through. What they
allege, which Bill O'Reilly and Roger Ayles denied. That is why Fox
News have tried to pay these people off and bind them through
confidentiality. You do not know that. They have admitted to the
public in terms of race cases and they have said that the head
controllers' behaviour was abhorrent. They said the allegations
raised were legitimate and abhorrent. What happened is the head
lawyer or Fox News knew about these allegations as far back as 2008 and
waited many years before they could do anything about it. Bill
O'Reilly's lawyer said he had been subjected to a brutal campaign of
character assassination being orchestrated by far left
organisations bent on destroying O'Reilly for political and financial
reasons. Are you part of a left-wing organisation? If I am, someone needs
to tell me about it because I am a lifelong Republican because I have
been on record during the presidential campaign supporting
Donald Trump. I would be quite pressed to be characterised as part
of a left-wing conspiracy. What about other left-wing organisations?
Do you buy this attack from Bill O'Reilly's attorney? I do not. What
people want is equality in the workplace and you have systemic,
widespread, industrial scale discrimination based on race, based
on gender at the very top levels. When you have a lawyer, who is still
there by the way, who has presided over all of these cases, I alone
represent over 20 people, I have it all lying and fabricating things?
Obviously not. You cannot say obviously not. You need to test it
in a court of law. What will you be saying to Ofcom today? Why are you
saying 21st-century Fox should not be allowed to buy the rest of Sky
TV? I look forward to testing this in a court of law. Have your clients
have been to the police? Fox News wants to get these cases into
arbitration. They do not want to go into court. They do not want to go
into a chamber where nobody can watch the proceedings. I am all
about a public airing of these issues. I have never lost a trial.
This will not be the first one. You represent 21 of the alleged victims.
Have any of them been to the police? These are not criminal acts, they
are civil acts in America. The answer is no, these are all things
that you can get in the civil system, so they have not gone to the
police. I am going to Ofcom this afternoon and the reason is to talk
to them about each of these cases. I cannot go into all the detail here,
but I will with them and I will let them assess those facts and decide
what they want to do with those, but it paints a very bleak picture. When
you have Rupert Murdoch saying there is nothing wrong with Fox News
because the ratings are good, he has his head in the sand. I agree we
have not proven the allegations yet, but with the admissions by Fox, and
the court proceedings will continue in court, and the public ear and in
America will get to see the legitimacy of these claims. Thank
you very much. Representing 21 alleged victims of sexual and racial
harassment, who will be talking to Ofcom this afternoon.
As research warns of a stroke epidemic, with cases rising
by almost half in the next 20 years, we'll be speaking to someone who had
The rapper Bow Wow has been caught out bragging on social media.
We'll have a look at what he said and remind ourselves of some other
Labour's draft election manifesto has been leaked to the press a week
Due to be finalised today, the document outlines plans
to scrap tuition fees, ban fracking and create some
Labour's campaigns coordinator told Breakfast that the leak gives
the party an opportunity to talk about their vision for the country
but the Conservatives have called it "a shambles".
James Comey has made his first public comments since he was sacked
as the head of the FBI. He said he was not going to spend time on the
decision of the way it was executed. Democrats say they suspect the
dismissal is linked to the FBI investigation into alleged links
between the Trump campaign and Russia. Mr Trump said that James
Comey was fired because he was not doing a good job.
Young people on the latest HIV drugs have a near normal life expectancy,
according to a new study. Researchers from Bristol University
say new drug treatments mean many people are now living ten years
longer than those who started Their findings show a ten-year
increase in life expectancy since anti-retroviral drugs became
widely available two decades ago. A cold calling company has been
fined a record ?400,000 for its cold calls. It bombarded people with
calls about road accidents and PPI claims over an 18 month period. The
fine was given by the information Commissioner's Office, which has
already fined 23 companies in the past year. That is a summary of the
main news. Now the sport. The FA Chairman Greg Clarke has
dismissed claims that agents Speaking at a Fifa Congress
in Bahrain, Clarke said club's are entitled to pay agents
whatever they see fit after the game's world governing
body opened an investigation to Manchester United last summer,
amidst claims Pogba's agent was paid Arsenal kept their late run
for a Champions League place going with a 2-0 win
at Southampton last night - Arsene Wenger's side up
to fifth now. Jose Mourinho is calling
it the biggest night in Manchester United's history
as his side defend a 1-0 lead against Celta Vigo in the second leg
of their Europa League semi-final. And 48 of the world's top
50 golfers line at up at Sawgrass today for the start
of the Players Championship with calls made this week to make it
the game's fifth major tournament. The number of people suffering
from stroke could rise dramatically According to the Stroke Association
it's mainly because of But it's a mistake to think stroke
only affects older people and the charity says everyone should
know what the signs are. Let's talk to Cindy-Janine
Sousa-Goncalves, who had two major strokes when she was 26,
and Alexis Wieroniey, the Deputy Director of Policy,
Stroke Association. These are projected figures. They
sound incredibly alarming, set to almost double in the next 20 years.
How do you get those projections? The study looked at the global
burden of disease index, which is a global index which looks at making
predictions, what is happening right now, in strokes and diseases across
the world. They took data on the incidents now, population now, and
combine that with projections. The projection is what will happen with
our population if we do exactly what we are doing now. That means that we
need to take more action to prevent strokes now to prevent this from
happening. If these figures are borne out, what are the implications
for us as a population and for the NHS? We already know that the NHS is
struggling under the pressure of the ageing population and we know that
social care is also under pressure. We know that pressures will only
increase. Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability, it is
about two thirds of stroke survivors that leave hospital with a
disability. It also has a bigger range of disabilities than any other
condition. It is not just physical impairments. We know of one man
whose wife woke up in hospital with no physical impairments, but could
not remember who she was. It is physical and hidden effects that
people are living with as a long-term condition. It is great
more people are surviving a stroke because of advances in treatment,
but we have a real problem of people living at a stroke with little or no
support. Cindy, tell us what happened with your two strokes? I
was in an internet cafe on a Friday with my friend, doing some work.
Suddenly, my vision completely went. Everything was distorted and I lost
my balance. I couldn't really figure out where I was. I ended up going to
the hospital. They sent me home, saying I had a migraine. Over the
next four days, I kept going back to the hospital, because my vision
would not come back. They kept sending me home. When I had another
stroke on Monday, I could not control my body, I was spinning in
circles and could not stop. My body was just doing what it wanted. My
coordination, my vision was not there. Again, I went to hospital and
it took another four days to get a CT scan, because they would not give
it to me. Then they told me I had multiple strokes will stop How did
you react to that? I was gobsmacked, completely gobsmacked. Because my
mother had had four strokes before, I kind of guessed that I have had a
stroke, especially after the second one. Then took a long time for me to
be able to walk again, to write again, do everything again. How old
are you now? 27. Not that long ago, then? Tell me about the impact on
your life now. I have a lot of problems with my vision, my visual
field, it is very distorted. With lighting, I can't see things, I see
things in fours and fives. I have Parkinson's in my right side, and
weakness in that side. I get very tired, extreme fatigue, I can't be
awake for very long. It has left me with a lot of problems. I have got a
young child as well. She is three? Yes. There is stuff you cannot do
with her that you normally would be doing as a 27-year-old mum? I used
to be out and about with her all the time and I can't do that any more.
Do you know why you have the strokes? Not yet. I do have some
problems with my heart and they are still investigating, but they can't
tell me definitely why. Alexis, 1.2 million people like Cindy currently
live with the effects of a stroke. What can we do to prevent ourselves
having a stroke? The good news is that 80% of strokes are preventable,
that is why it is a travesty that we see so many still happening across
the UK and the world today. It is generally healthy living advice, you
should be eating healthily, do not eat too much salt, smoking doubles
the risk, if you are smoking you should definitely stop. Two of the
most important things are that half of our strokes are caused by high
blood pressure, and another 20% or 30% are caused by a condition which
is an irregular heartbeat, that increases the risk. Is that what you
had? Yes. If people take time to check blood pressure regularly...
How do you do that? It is simple, you can go to your GP, some of them
have machines in the waiting room, most pharmacies checked for free.
You can go to one of The Stroke Association Events. Smoking, eating
too much salt, poor diet, being too sedentary, and some people have high
blood pressure from other causes. It is important to check it once a
year. It takes less than five minutes. If you are found to have
high blood pressure, lifestyle changes can address that, or tablets
can drastically reduce the risk. We know that there are seven million
people living with high blood pressure. Why do we know so much
about cancer and the symptoms, and we really do not when it comes to
having a stroke, which, according to these figures, almost half of us are
going to experience in the next 20 years if we don't do anything? It is
a huge problem, we know that awareness is relatively high because
of TV adverts. But we have people that didn't know the risk factors,
and we don't know why. You associated with older people. Yes,
and a quarter of strokes happen to people aged under 65. There are too
many people living with strokes that could have been prevented, that
aren't getting the support they need. Thank you very much. Thank you
for talking to us. It is excellent that you are raising awareness in
the way that you are. Let me read you more comments from
people that are reacting to the leaked draft of the general
manifesto from the Labour Party. Gareth, the manifesto, as reported,
is truly inspirational in these troubled times. Why on earth would
they be worried it has been leaked? It is clear Jeremy Corbyn's Labour
stands for the many, not the few. The rail network is a shambles and
needs an overhaul. The NHS is struggling and everybody wants to
see a government back doctors, nurses and support staff. I work in
mental health and can tell you that austerity is causing stress, anxiety
and depression. We need to invest in people, not steal from them to give
the richest 5% even more than they already have. Carroll says that
Labour make too many promises that are going to cost too much money
and, like last term, the end of their last time, when precious
little will have changed. We will be up to our highs in debt and they
will be leaving notes for their success are saying it is all gone.
Keep your views coming in, wherever you are in the country.
Coming up, we'll have a look at how rapper Bow Wow was caught out
Shares in the owner of Snapchat have sunk by nearly a quarter.
The problem for stockmarkets is that Snapchat hasn't grown quickly enough
since its floatation earlier this year.
Competition from rivals like Facebook hasn't helped.
The amount of money it generated in the last three months nearly
trebled to nearly ?115 million, but that's disappointing
Jasper Lawler is a Senior Markets Analyst at London
What is that? It is a brokerage, we work in Mayfair. Good for you. Why
are the results so bad? Like you inferred, the results are actually
pretty good. They tripled their sales over last year, but in
stock-market parlance, they missed expectations. The market expected
more. The big metric that we tend to follow with these kind of tech
companies, because they were not expected to make any money, we knew
they would make a loss, we are tracking whether they can make a
profit in the future, through user growth. User growth was not as fast
as it has been in the past. It is slowing, still growing, but slowing.
This is leading into the fears that Wall Street had originally, that
Snapchat is going to never quite make it in the big leagues of the
internet advertising giants, like Google and Facebook. One of the big
reasons is that Facebook are stealing a lot of their ideas and
copying features into their own apps. Like what? Stories is a big
feature. You can add together clips and videos of what you have been
doing, share it with your friends, manipulated in various ways and that
can be used to incorporate with adverts. That is how they make
money. Facebook already has a massive audience, so they are
sending the same features to the already massive audience. Snapchat
are still trying to grow the audience. Snapchat was launched as a
camera app, wasn't it? I don't know any teenager that uses it. They take
pictures and are adding ears and whiskers, but mostly they are using
it to chat? It was a confusing listing, they have some hardware as
well, they could integrate it with glasses, interacting almost
constantly with your friends, doing stories, sharing it. Essentially it
is a messaging app. The way you have to look at it at this point, we are
almost back to the IPO price. What does that mean? Where they listed
the stock initially, just three months ago. The share price jumped
up a lot in the first day and now it is back where it started. Any
potential investor now has a new opportunity. Why would you do that?
Because of the future potential. The potential I can see is actually
advertising, where they make their money, it could potentially be a lot
more interesting and interactive for users on Snapchat. How? Rather than
being a pain, as adverts mostly appear to be, I can demonstrate on
the phone, if you would like. I can bring it up on the telephone.
If I go to stories, you can add some friends and these are stories from
Cosmopolitan. So you read Cosmopolitan? This is for
demonstration purposes, I promise! I will try not to move it around too
much. A good example is people follow what their friends are doing
and celebrities. Again, purely for demonstration, this is the story and
she is playing around with some goats in Mexico maybe. People are
watching this and they have chosen to watch it. The difference with
advertising on TV is Snapchat know what you have been browsing in your
search history and they know you are watching this by choice and they
send you a targeted advert that you are very likely to act on. So it is
not interactive. I am thinking you do not mean that there is an advert
you can manipulate. They are selling you a vision. They are saying, this
is what the future is. It is not something you have chosen to watch
and suddenly you are playing a game. There was an advert at the end of
this and it was an online subscription service where you could
subscribe right there using Snapchat. Thank you very much. A
senior market analyst at London capital group Investments. Next, a
woman in Taiwan with terminal breast cancer has fulfilled one of her
dreams by having a wedding photo shoot done, despite the fact she is
single. She has posted it on social media and has had a huge response
around the world. This is her story. She is 28 and she has terminal
breast cancer. Let me read some comments from you about the leaked
Labour manifesto. This is from John. I support many of the policies
outlined in the manifesto, but I cannot see how they will be
financed. By the way, some of the policies are nationalising the
railways, parts of the energy sector, abolishing university
tuition fees in England. 8 billion more for social care over the next
Parliament. 100,000 new council homes will be built. Pat says, I
think it was deliberately leaked to give Labour a head start. I am
concerned the league is a pretence. Jamie, does nobody remember Labour
implemented increased tuition fees in the 1980s? I campaign against
student loans and fees introduced by the Conservatives. Mark says, I am a
long-time Labour voter who switched to the SNP. If Labour had been
proposing these policies years ago, I would never have left them for the
SNP. I suspect many new SNP voters would say the same. Keep those
coming in. We will talk more about the leaked manifesto after ten.
From Snapchat to Instagram - let's have a quick word
about the rapper Bow Wow who's been caught out making a bit
of an embarrassing claim on social media.
As a result, everyone else on social media was trying to outdo him
Our entertainment correspondent Lizo Mzimba is here.
Rapper Bow Wow posted on Instagram, suggesting that he was flying
It was exclusive. Look at it. I would be happy with one of the cars
Unfortunately someone spotted how he appeared to be really travelling,
and tweeted a photo of Bow Wow actually sitting in economy
Twitter is never one to miss out on developing trend.
That one with the pictures has been tweeted 20,000 times and liked
40,000 times. People acted with lead to the gas. Tell us about the
It triggered the hashtag #BowWowChallenge with people around
the world posting messages in which they pretended
Patrice Pannel tweeted how much she was enjoying her holiday
The pictures on the left look very impressive, but on the right it puts
it in slightly more interesting context.
Bow Wow's social media mishap isn't the first time that celebrities
When Charlie Sheen wanted to send popstar and fellow celeb
Justin Bieber his phone number, he accidentally tweeted it
publically - and ended up being inundated with calls and messages.
None of them were from Justin Bieber unfortunately!
Music star Rita Ora overestimated her fans' enthusiasm when she posted
a tweet promising some new music if her message was
When it only got a few thousand, she deleted her original message.
And Manchester City premiership star Ilkay Gundogan posted
a tweet referring to how he was with the Arsenal team
And the photo was of Arsenal player Mesut Ozil, leading everyone
to conclude that the same person looked after the social media
for both players and had accidentally tweeted
Again it was swiftly deleted a few minutes after everyone noticed this.
The dangers mean than some celebrities have handed final
control over their social media to their PR team or management
including Adele who has around 28 million followers on Twitter
I'm not a drinker any more, but when Twitter first came out,
And like nearly put my foot in it quite a few times,
so my management decided that you have to go through, like,
two people and then it has to be signed off by someone.
But they are all my tweets, no one writes my tweets.
Let's talk to PR expert Mark Borkowski.
You are on. I am too slow. What do you think about this embarrassing
post? There are many embarrassing posts from celebrities because they
do have teams that manage these huge crowds of people who follow them.
Will Bow Bow have posted that himself or will it be a member of
staff? Possibly. If you have millions of followers, you cannot do
it all yourself. These are incredibly powerful channels. You do
not have to go through another media to get your message across. Of
course there are great deals to be done. You can be invited to a hotel
or a restaurant and it is free and you are paid. Some people are
getting ?14,000 for a tweet. It is the equivalent of trying to brand a
raindrop in a thunderstorm. ?14,000 if you plug a hotel? If you have got
a big enough following, yes. But why pretend or is it a mistake? I
remember there was some nascent celebrity building their profile and
deliberately made spelling errors because it generated conversation.
Bow Bow is now being circulated around the social media space. Many
people have not heard of him before and they now have. But if you are
ridiculed on social media? Some people can take it. That is true.
From a celebrity's point of view, do you advise your clients to do it
themselves because it is direct contact with fans and you can tell
if someone is authentic or not? Putting your mobile phone in the
hands of somebody to do your own tweets can be a disaster. Some
people are natural with it. Some people are not very good at doing it
and get terrified. You do not tweet when you are drinking. As Adele
said. There was that incredible picture of robbing thick which
caused his marriage to fail because he was photographed with a starlet
in a nightclub. Unfortunately behind in a mirror you could see him
putting his hand on that person's rear quarters. There has to be a
transparency because people buy into it. Obvious questions are asked like
what is your birthday? Facts can be answered by a robot, but sometimes
they can go wrong. People like to know they are connected with that
celebrity. We have been obsessed with celebrities since the days of
early celebrities. There was an insight into celebrities' lives and
people bought into that. Fan clubs in the 60s you had to stick to the
message. The long answer to your short question is you need people to
help you because you can do this alone, particularly with a mass
following of people going at you all the time.
We have got some changes and most of us today it will be dry and fine,
but more cloud is coming into southern parts of England and Wales.
We could get some heavy and thundery showers developing later on in the
afternoon. Increasingly humid air in the South East. As we run through
this evening and overnight there will be more showers and heading
further north into Wales and the Midlands and wetter weather arriving
in Northern Ireland. A cooler night in the north of England, but it will
be warmer than it has been for some time. More cloud on the way on
Friday. Very few showers for Scotland and also across northern
England. But the rest of England and Wales will see heavy showers,
thunderstorms and torrential downpours again. There could be some
localised flooding. Some much needed rain, but not quite everywhere.
Good morning, welcome to the programme.
Labour's leaked manifesto promises a include plans
to nationalise the railways, abolish tuition fees
The party's campaign co-ordinator says he's relaxed about the leak.
Leaks happen, they always happen and they probably always will.
But the point is there's an opportunity now, we're talking
about Labour's policies a week in advance of when we
Also on on the programme today, Seni Lewis, a 23-year-old IT
graduate from London died after 11 police officers used multiple
force to restrain him in a mental health hospital.
Yesterday, an inquest found that they used excessive force and
contributed to his death. His parents will tell us about their
long fight for justice in the next hour. We will get the latest on a
special conference in London on saving lives in Somalia, where
thousands are facing famine. As a global Britain, we will continue to
drive coordinated international efforts that increase global
security and protect our values around the world.
Here's Annita in the BBC Newsroom with a summary of today's news.
Labour's draft manifesto has been leaked to the press before its
launch date. It outlines plans to scrap tuition fees, ban fracking and
create some publicly owned energy companies. The campaigns coordinator
told Breakfast the leak gives the party an opportunity to talk about
their vision for the country. The Conservatives have called it a
shambles. Theresa May is hosting an
international conference on Somalia. The Prime Minister is meeting world
leaders for the summit in London. It's hoped humanitarian aid
for the drought-stricken country can be offered and a new plan to improve
security there can be agreed. A few moments ago she made
these opening remarks. If Somalia is a foothold for
terrorist groups like al-Shabab and Daesh, if global trade is hijacked
by pirates in the Indian Ocean or millions are continually displaced
in a desperate bid to escape poverty and drought, the impact of
instability in Somalia is felt across the whole region and the
wider world. James Comey has made his first
public comments since President Trump sacked him
as the head of the FBI on Tuesday. In a farewell letter to colleagues
Mr Comey said he wasn't going to "spend time on the decision
or the way it was executed". Democrats say they suspect
the dismissal is linked to the FBI's investigation into alleged links
between the Trump Mr Trump said Mr Comey
was fired "because he was not Young people on the latest HIV drugs
now have a near-normal life expectancy, according
to a new study. say new drug treatments mean many
people are now living ten years longer than those who started
treatment in the mid 1990s. Their findings show a ten-year
increase in life expectancy since anti-retroviral drugs became
widely available two decades ago. The Conservatives say
they will honour the NATO commitment to spend at least 2% of economic
output on defence if they're They have also pledged to increase
the budget by at least 0.5% above inflation in every year
of a new Parliament. Meanwhile the Liberal Democrats
are to announce that they'd accept 10,000 refugees from Syria every
year for the duration Party leader Tim Farron will also
say that he is committed to reopening the Dubs Programme
for unaccompanied children stranded Throughout the election campaign
we'll be putting your questions to politicians from all
the main parties. Today at 11.30, we'll be
putting your questions to the SNP's You can get in touch via Twitter
using the hashtag BBC Ask This, You can get in touch via Twitter
using the hashtag #BBCAskThis, or text your questions to 61124
and you can email us as well A cold-calling company has been
fined a record ?400,000 Keurboom Communications bombarded
people with almost 100 million nuisance phone calls about road
accidents and PPI claims The fine was handed to them by the
Information Commissioner's Office, which has already fined 23 companies
in the past year. The FA Chairman Greg Clarke has
defended the rights of football club's to pay agents whatever
they see fit. Clarke has spoken in the light
of a Fifa investigation into the ?89 million transfer
of Paul Pogba from Juventus They have written to United asking
for clarification on the deal after allegations in a new book
in Germany claimed Pogba's agent Mino Raiola scooped a cool
?41 million in the deal, 22 of which, it's claimed,
came directly from United. If Manchester United want to pay
an agent that much money, and I do not know, I have not looked
into each individual transfer, They are accountable
to their owners and their fans. How much should we pay for players
and how much should go to agents If football wants to change that
and limit the amount of money agents get,
we have to sit down as a game, led by the FA and the EFL
and the clubs and talk about that. Clarke was speaking
to the BBC at a Fifa Congress in Bahrain where the body's
President Gianni Infantino said he believes those who want to use
football to get rich should get out of the sport in stark
contrast to Clarke's view. Infantino also spoke about the issue
of racism in the sport after a player in Italy left
the field in protest after racist chants,
only to be banned for the next game and although the ban
was subsequently overturned, We have two fights tirelessly
against racism and discrimination. That is our duty. In football, the
only colour that counts is the colour of the shirt of your team, no
other colour. We have to fight for that. There are idiots everywhere in
the world, sadly. But it doesn't matter, we can give strong messages,
with an thanks to football. Arsenal fans have been on a bit of a
roller-coaster. You may remember Arsenal went
through a dreadful run of form It prompted protest
marches before home games. There were planes flying over the
stadium, targeted at Arsene Wenger. His future still hangs in the
balance. But after reaching the FA Cup final
the club are now three points away They beat Southampton 2-0 last night
for a fourth win in their last six Premier League outings,
thanks to second half goals from This is how the run-in to the end of
the season looks. Liverpool have just two matches. You would expect
them to get six points against West Ham or Middlesbrough, but they
faulted in recent times. Manchester City are fourth. Arsenal will need
one of those two to drop points, you would imagine. They would need three
wins from their trip to stoke this weekend and home games with
Sunderland and Everton next week. The home support at the Emirates
could be crucial if they do make it. 48 of the world's top 50
golfers tee off today in the Players Championship
at Sawgrass with calls this week for the tournament to be elevated
to the sport's fifth major Leading the field this
week is the new Masters champion Sergio Garcia,
winner of the Players in 2008 World number one Dustin Johnson
is the favourite while number two Rory McIlroy leads a strong British
challenge which also includes And just a reminder,
a big Europa League semi-final clash Their match with Celta Vigo is live
on Radio 5 Live from seven. Good morning, welcome to the
programme. He was a 23-year-old IT graduate
with no history of mental illness. In 2010 he went out with friends
over the August bank holiday. He returned home saying
he thought he'd been drugged. When his behaviour became erratic
he voluntarily went to 18 hours later he collapsed
and he never woke up. Yesterday, an inquest concluded
excessive force was used by 11 police officers to restrain him
and that contributed to his death. The jury said being restrained
by officers for firstly ten minutes and then later 20 minutes,
was unnecessary and unreasonable. The coroner ruled out
unlawful killing. This, after two investigations
by the police watchdog We can speak now to Aji
and Conrad Lewis, Sheni's mum and dad, as well as Deborah Coles,
director of the charity Inquest, Thank you very much for coming on
the programme. Conrad, the jury said that the restraint used by those
officers for the prolonged period of time, ten minutes and then 20
minutes, was unnecessary and unreasonable. Excessive. What was it
like to hear that, as evidence? Traumatic. Initially, we didn't
really know what happened until the inquest, which was six and a half
years later. Now to hear how it all unfolded, the lies that were being
told by the police and the health staff, you know, we were just lost
for words. Everybody in court gasped when they heard the treatment. I
think the doctor said they were treating him like an animal. What
was it like for you,Aji? He had so much promise, still a child, looking
to the future. And his life was snubbed out. The whole family is
traumatised. Life does not move as smoothly as you would like. It is
really traumatic. It affects everybody. When you have a
23-year-old son, you kind of think, we have done our job, now. We have
done a good job? Yes. He enjoyed his studies, we never had to tell him to
study hard and work hard. A young, black man, if you don't get a good
job, where are you? But he was full of the joys of spring. It is just
very sad. Sad. Do you have an answer yet as to why this happened? No. We
are still waiting for answers. From the police, from the health
authorities. After waiting seven years, I'm not quite sure any of
them are going to give us the answer that we need to hear. But if they
can get up and do what they are supposed to do, to stop other
families feeling the way we do, this is for the rest of our lives now,
but we don't want to see any other family in the same way we feel. It's
crippling. I am going to bring in Deborah, from the charity Inquest.
Explain to our audience what restraint was used on Seni for that
second period and what happened to him after the officers left him? The
jury were quite condemning in what happened, ultimately 11 officers
were involved in holding Seni facedown, in a prone position. He
also had mechanical restraints, two sets of handcuffs, leg and arm
restraints as well, to the point of complete collapse. The jury's
finding is unequivocal, that he was restrained to death. Even at the
point of collapse, neither the police or the doctor present went to
his aid, and evidence was given at the inquest that they thought he
might have been faking it. Faking unconsciousness? So they left the
room? I think what is so shocking about this case is the fact that
this was an extremely vulnerable man who had gone to hospital because he
needed help. He needed support, professional care. Someone in a
mental health crisis, that they can die in this circumstance, raises
questions about both the provision and quality of mental health
services, but also of the treatment by the police.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission review was completed a
couple of years ago and they concluded that six officers had a
case to answer for gross misconduct and they say now the inquest is over
they will be working with the Metropolitan police to ensure
disciplinary proceedings are held properly. We have a statement from
the Met police: It has been my ongoing commitment to obtain answers
for this family. The IPCC have been clearer about mistakes made in the
past and I have apologised to the Lewis family in public and in
private and the Met police have been directed to carry out disciplinary
procedures which I hope will take place as soon as possible. I do not
know if it is possible to explain the strain on you over the last
seven years. You lose your son, there are two IPCC investigations
then a judicial review and now a jury inquest. There was another
inquiry by the Health and Safety Executive. There was another
investigation. So, yes, each stage you feel thwarted, you have to keep
fighting, it is a struggle. You keep going. You keep going? Yes. We have
to. That is what we have been doing. What about the impact on your wider
family? We have two other children and two grandchildren and we try our
best as a family to keep ourselves going and motivate each other, be
there for each other and encourage the grandchildren. It is hard some
days. You know, each day can be different. You have given us a
little bit of an insight into what your son was like, tell us what he
was like. He was a young man, he liked his clothes, he had an eye for
a pretty girl, you know. He was fun loving, he had loads of friends, he
hated injustice and would stick up for anybody. He did not like
bullies. It is interesting, isn't it? And nobody had to tell him to
study. He knew he had to study and he would get on with it. He was just
a normal, gentle soul. Deborah, would a white 23-year-old man had
been treated like this? It is an interesting question. There is no
doubt from the work we have done that black, particularly young,
black men, particularly liked you to die from the use of force. But the
other area with a disproportionality is the area where people have mental
health problems. If you are a black man with mental health problems, it
raises important questions about stereotyping and whether or not, be
it fear or stigma, whether or not that informs treatment. I think what
happened and a terrible evidence this inquest has heard, the people
who should have been looking after him lost sight of him as a human
being. I think there were very important questions about training
in understanding racism and discrimination. But also one of the
things that this family have spoken about so movingly is the impact of
delay on their ability to grieve. I very much hope now they have got
some answers that they can begin that process. But for this family
and like families before and after, sadly these deaths are still
happening. We have got to ensure that there is both the
accountability of those responsible, but also learning. That is what this
family, like other families, like Conrad said, they want is not to
happen to someone else. We have got to demand of the Metropolitan police
and the Department of Health that they act on the findings of this
inquest. There is a review commissioned by the Prime Minister
when she was sitting as Home Secretary in 2015 because she had
met personally with the family and the family of another black man and
she was concerned about the protracted nature of the
investigations and the lack of justice that she commissioned a
review. That review was given to the new Home Secretary in January and is
still yet to be published. Of course that is an opportunity to try and
ensure that we learn from these awful, preventable death. Thank you
very much for talking to us. Thank you for coming on the programme. I
have a message from somebody who was watching. My heart goes out to the
family, totally shocking, shameful and devastating. Heartbreaking
beyond words. You have spoken with great dignity this morning, thank
you. Thank you very much indeed. Usually one of the most closely
guarded documents in a the run up to an election building up to a set
piece event where a party publishes its planned direction
for the country, the manifesto. But it looks like we know exactly
what will be in Labour's manifesto before we were supposed
to because it was leaked last night. Norman, run through what is in the
draft manifesto. This is a massive document with a huge number of
pledges. I do not recall a manifesto with so many promises contained in
it. It is like the Encyclopaedia Britannica of manifestos, everything
from building 1 million more houses to more childcare, to a ban on
fracking, down to small policies like ensuring that rail companies
provide free Wi-Fi on trains. I got a train the other day and the Wi-Fi
was lousy, so maybe it is not a bad idea. Let's meet at you through some
of the big, benchmark policies. Top of the list is nationalising things
like the railways, Royal Mail, bringing that back into public
ownership, bits of the energy industry as well would be taken back
into the public sector. There would be more regulation of bus services.
The last time the Labour Party suggested that sort of public
ownership and we would have to go back to 1983 and Michael Foot and
his manifesto. He talked about taking back the shipyards and
telecoms and so on. The other big eye-catching announcement is
increasing income tax on the wealthy, those earning more than
?80,000. Jeremy Corbyn's people say these are the top 5% in society. We
are talking about the most wealthy. What the draft manifesto does not
tell us is how they will be hit. Maybe through a wealth tax, maybe by
increasing the number of people in the higher rate of tax, changing it
and inheritance tax. But the rich will be hit. University tuition fees
will be scrapped. That was a benchmark Jeremy Corbyn pledge when
he stood for the leadership. It was one of the things that galvanised
many of his young supporters. It became an iconic Jeremy Corbyn
methods. In the manifesto they confirm tuition fees will be
scrapped. That comes with a big price tag. It could cost around ?11
billion. That is an awful lot of money and we do not have the details
on how that will be paid for. Lastly, energy and rent price caps.
The government under Jeremy Corbyn would intervene to cap the amount
being paid for fuel bills at around ?1000. If you pay more, the Jeremy
Corbyn government would bring it down. Similarly, if you are
struggling to pay your rent in the private sector, a Jeremy Corbyn
government will look at introducing rental caps to put a lid on the
amount you have to pay to the landlord. There are a whole swathe
of policies. But what that is not really is a breakdown of how this is
all going to be paid for. There are a lot of big ticket items here. For
example they will end the public sector pay cap. They will keep the
triple lock on pensions. They will reverse most of the benefit changes
and cuts introduced by the Conservatives. They will extend
personal independence payments. Recently the Tories blocked that.
That is estimated to cost ?4 billion. They have also suggested ?8
billion for social care. At the moment we do not know where that
money is coming from and that will be one of the big questions
With me now is Emma Rees, she's from Momentum.
And Stephen Bush from the Current Affairs and Political
Hello to both of you. What do you think, Emma? I think the draft
manifesto which was leaked last night set out a set of really bold
policies which I think will be incredibly popular with the
electorate and will tackle our rigged economy and our rigged system
in the interests of the many and not the few. Just as Labour's slogan
says, this draft manifesto puts flesh on the bones of that
statement. It is definitely ambitious and radical. Will it
appeared to conservative voters and Ukip photos? Will it appeal? We also
know from elections past that people tend to assess the policies through
the prism of the leader. We talk about Labour's 1983 manifesto being
radical. At the time the leader was reassuring and people looked at him
and said, you are all right. Theresa May looks like a safe pair of hands.
The manifesto will not be Labour's problem in this election. It is the
messenger? They have got to turn people round on Jeremy Corbyn they
have got to get him doing classic events, Desert Island discs, where
he comes across as a warm, normal person who people trust to take
decisions. People need to know more about Jeremy Corbyn rather than what
they see at the moment and the stereotype that he has been tooling
around the country doing lots of campaign events. It is unlike
Theresa May. He is speaking to people who already support him. That
is not true. He has been doing many visits in Tory held seats. In seats
where there has been an increase in Ukip support in the past. He is very
much talking to people across the country. And despite that... The
contrary to what I think you are about to say. He has had more
visibility and he is getting more coverage in the press and he is
doing many more visits and campaign events across the country. We have
seen an increased dramatically in the popularity of the Labour Party.
We are catching up in the polls. Not in the local elections which is the
only poll we can trust at the moment. I think that is true. There
has been a ten point increase that was reported last weekend. I think
we have now got... The Tories gained over 500 councillors. That is a
distorted view for a general election. I know you cannot
extrapolate, but if we are looking at polls, let's look at the one
where people voted and that is the most recent. These policies set out
in the draft manifesto, and they have been announced over the
previous few weeks, have wide public support. Things like the ?10 minimum
wage, 77% of people support that policy and that will make a huge
impact on the lives of ordinary people. Those are the policies
people will vote for in this election. Over the next few weeks
the Labour Party and all its half a million members will be out on the
doorsteps and speaking to people up and down the country. People are
saying there is a lot of expenditure, how will it be paid
for? Do we have to wait for the manifesto to hear that? There will
be some changes, but not many changes in the meeting today. I
imagined the language around defence will be more robust and will be more
pro-Britain's defence industry than in the draft. There will be some
stuff on spending. They have a fiscal ruled that they can borrow to
invest in infrastructure, but they have a tight limits on their
day-to-day expenditure. Things like transport and school building are
paid for by corporation tax rises and income tax rises, changes to
national insurance and private schools and private health care.
OK, every day until June 8th we'll be highlighting the best gaffe,
or highly amusing moment from the election
We need an election and we need one now. Do every city and every time.
It is our clear intention. The big question is simply this. Our voters
getting tired? Politicians... Let me finish. So, Norman, what have you
got? Elections encourage political
groupies, if you remember Milifandom, when he was mobbed
getting off a campaign bus. Jeremy Corbyn seems to have his fans around
him, on the campaign trail, offering him bananas and kissing him on the
cheek. Now we have a new group that are dubbing themselves the
Maylennials. These are people that love Theresa May. They have been
sharing all sorts of pictures of the Prime Minister online. This is
something that caught my eye. Yes. There is Theresa May with her
strong, beautiful blonde hair. Not something I have cause to use.
Another one, Matrix May, with dark sunglasses, may be going in to see
Jean-Claude Juncker. Here, with a bunch of hoodlums, going into
negotiations with a fag in her mouth. Another thing that caught my
eye, George Osborne is standing down now as an MP to go and edit the
London Evening Standard. A week ago, when he started the job, he looks
pretty sharp and perky. He looks OK. He is getting on with life, looks
quite refreshed. This was Mr Osborne after a week in the job. Sorry, I've
got the picture. Can you see it? That is his first day in the job,
and that is two weeks in. If he thought it was going to be easy to
edit a newspaper, he is not looking like it now. I think he is finding
it harder than he thought to be a humble hack.
Still to come, aid agencies in Somalia are battling a humanitarian
crisis of epic proportions. We will get the latest from a special
conference in London aimed at trying to help. And we will talk to the men
that have been left unable to have sex following treatment for prostate
cancer because they cannot get the corrective surgery they need on the
NHS. Now time for the latest news
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John McDonnell, has described the leak of Labour's draft manifesto
as "very disappointing". Due to be finalised today,
the document outlines plans to scrap tuition fees,
ban fracking and create some Labour said each policy would be
fully costed when the final version of the manifesto was published next
week. James Comey has made his first
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as the head of the FBI on Tuesday. In a farewell letter to colleagues,
Mr Comey said he wasn't going to "spend time on the decision
or the way it was executed." Democrats say they suspect
the dismissal is linked to the FBI's investigation into alleged links
between the Trump Mr Trump said Mr Comey
was fired "because he was not A cold-calling company
has been fined a record $400,000 for its
nuisance phone calls. Keurboom Communications
bombarded people with almost 100 million nuisance
phone calls about road accidents and PPI claims
over an 18 month period. The fine was handed to them by the
Information Commissioner's Office, which has already fined 23 companies
in the past year. Young people on the latest HIV drugs
now have a near-normal life expectancy, according
to a new study. Researchers from Bristol University
say new drug treatments mean many people are now living ten years
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increase in life expectancy That is a summary of the latest
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moment. We have a lot of comments about the interview with 23-year-old
Seni Lewis's parents. A cheery suggested that restrained by police
officers contributed to his death. -- a GRE. Sophie says it is
heartbroken. Another, the grief of his parents is palpable. Mark,
police use these kind of tactics constantly, it is better agony. God
bless the young man that died. The Metropolitan Police say seven years
ago he died in tragic circumstances. They say it is of grave concern to
us and we must consider the detail of the narrative verdict. We will
speak to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, who
independently investigated his death to understand the next steps
regarding the misconduct charges facing officers. I hope it is of
some comfort that the way that the Met deals with mental health has
changed beyond recognition in recent years.
The FA Chairman Greg Clarke has dismissed claims that agents
Speaking at a FIFA Congress in Bahrain, Clarke said club's
are entitled to pay agents whatever they see fit,
after the game's world governing body opened an investigation
into Paul Pogba's world record transfer from Juventus
to Manchester United last summer amidst claims Pogba's agent was paid
Arsenal kept their late run for a Champions League place going.
With a 2-0 win at Southampton last night.
Arsene Wenger's side are up to fifth now,
3 points behind fourth placed Manchester City.
Jose Mourinho is calling it the biggest night
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against Celta Vigo in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final.
And 48 of the world's top 50 golfers line up at Sawgrass today
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Three months ago the UN warned that Somalia was at risk
This morning the foreign secretary Boris Johnson is hosting
a conference to address the humanitarian crisis in Somalia.
It's bringing together politicians from East Africa
and international organisations, and they'll be discussing how
to tackle the issues facing the country -
Lets tell you a bit more about Somalia.
Somalia is a country in East Africa that's home to more than 11 million
It was torn apart by a civil war that lasted for
In 2012 a new government was installed but the country
In 2011 there was a major famine and more than 250,000
are at risk of starvation - that's more than half the country.
April should have been the height of the rainy season,
but most of Somalia saw little to no rain during the whole month.
And it's suffering its worst cholera epidemic in five years -
over 600 people have died of the disease so far this year
Theresa May is attending an international conference
It's hoped humanitarian aid for the drought-stricken country can
be offered and a new plan to improve security there can be agreed.
Theresa May made these opening remarks.
These challenges that face Somalia affect us all.
If Somalia is a foothold for terrorist groups
like Al-Shabab and Daesh, if global trade is hijacked
by pirates in the Indian Ocean, if millions are continually
displaced in a desperate bid to escape poverty and drought,
the impact of instability in Somalia is felt across the whole region
But what we have seen over the last five years is that when we work
together on these issues we can make progress.
Let's talk now to Sagal Mohamed, who is an activist here in the UK -
she'll be protesting outside the conference.
Kevin Watkins, CEO of Save the Children joins us now
after addressing the Somalia conference in Central London.
Haleema Abdullahi has been raising funds for Somalia
Welcome, all of you. Why are you protesting? Yes, there was a protest
arranged today, around ten o'clock to one o'clock. The reason is, as
you have mentioned, we have a security situation in Somalia,
therefore we have people there to protect the Somali people and help
the government to bring about peace in Somalia. However, saw the general
public in Somalia feel there is a lack of accountability from the
African union forces, in regards to rape cases, documented by the UN,
where nobody has been taken to court, nobody has been prosecuted
for that. Also, there is... But is this the right place to protest
about that? I think it is because the support, the Somali people that
live abroad, are very much passionate and engaged about what is
happening in Somalia, both the positive and the negative. What do
you think of this process? Is it the right place to be doing it all would
you not want to comment on that? I think it is a really important
point, there is terrible gender-based violence on the ground
that we see on the ground. But we were -- must not lose sight of the
fact that there are 1.5 million children malnourished in Somalia.
250,000 of those children are on the brink of starvation. To give you a
picture of what is behind the headline numbers, three weeks ago I
met a two children. This was in the northern part of Somalia, visiting a
health and nutrition clinic. One little boy was brought to the clinic
by his mother, severely malnourished, pneumonia and
diarrhoea. Doctors said they thought he had no chance of surviving, but
he pulled through. We had a well-stocked clinic, all of the
medicine was there, he lived. Another girl was brought to the
clinic in a coma. Staff could not rehydrate her. They could not find
the vein to put the drip into, she died. What this conference is
dealing with them trying to address is how we create a situation in
which there are fewer tragic endings, like this little girl who
died, and more endings like what happened with Abdul. We have huge
funding gaps, but we also have huge opportunities to deliver on the
ground and make a difference. You are trying to raise money for
Somalia, for what? And why does Somalia need money from the rest of
the world? Rig we are raising money and items. I run a project and we
are going to be raising certain items like the hydration packs for
cholera, sanitary pads, cooking utensils. The priority of most NGOs
as food and water, which is fine, but these people need other
essential items. We have collaborated with DHL, we will send
them direct. Even though these organisations do an amazing job,
this is not enough, the international community need to come
together, more needs to be done. There is definitely a shift towards
self-reliance. We also need to take action. A lot of the promises made
by the international community at the Somali conference in 2012 were
not honoured. There was a lot of hope people have hope for this
conference as well. There is definitely a shift in mentality. We
need to do it ourselves. What will be different, when promises are made
in this conference? I think what you're describing is what is
possible. The Somali community is making a huge difference on the
ground. I was making up a point about about commerce is? A broken
promise will translate into more people losing their lives. And that
happened in 2012? It has happened since the start of this crisis. One
of the things we have been calling for, a $200 million funding gap is
there until the end of June, we are calling for that to be delivered. At
the same time, the UN has presented an expanded plan for the rest of the
year. Governments have to be held to account here. This is an avoidable
tragedy that we have unfolding before our eyes. The UK has stepped
up to the plate. Some other donors have stepped up. There are far too
many that are missing in action. How do you hold the Somali government to
account? It is a very difficult job. From my experience, one of the
things that really works is public engagement and campaigning. The
Somali government do tend to pay attention to the general Somali
public, where their political and social ideas live. We recently had
an election and had a very populist person, a person that the majority
of people wanted elected, although we did not have a fully democratic
election. We managed to, by public campaigning, getting the word out,
influence decision-making in Somalia so that we elected a President that
the people wanted. Let me ask you, both of you, if I may, some people
in this country say, why is it our responsibility? They don't agree
with the fact that 0.7% of our GDP is given in aid, partly to Somalia?
This is the humanitarian issue. You cannot prevent a drought, but having
it turn into a humanitarian issue, that is something we can prevent.
These are human beings, starving and dying, fleeing small towns in search
of food and, along the way, they are dying. I think it is their
collective response ability of the world, including the Somali
government. There is a definite push towards self-reliance will --
towards self-reliance. I have spoken to Paris that have lost children in
Somalia. I think every parent watching this programme will
understand the case for delivering aid. This commitment is about
something very fundamental in our DNA, about compassion, empathy and
caring about people in other places that are at the sharp end. We can't
let children suffer because of a very ideological debate on the part
of some people against aid. It is not ideological. People say we
need to sort out our own children first. We will leave it there.
This programme has learned that men who have been left unable to have
sex following treatment for prostate cancer cannot get the corrective
Erectile dysfunction is a potentially devastating
complication which can occur following the removal of all or part
Until recently, surgery to correct the problem was widely
However, we have found that more and more patients are being refused
local funding for the procedure, leading to a postcode lottery
for those awaiting treatment, as Matthew Hill reports.
I didn't go into any conversation that might lead down to any form
of relationship or anything, just in case we got to the stage
where she would realise that I didn't have any use
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK,
with over 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year.
When he was in his 40s, this man, who we are calling Richard
to protect his privacy, was diagnosed with the disease.
The operation to remove his prostate gland cured him of the cancer,
but it left him with a legacy of problems, including
an inability to get an erection, or to control when he would urinate.
For about eight months after the operation...
I couldn't laugh, because I was frightened that
Even at work, I had to wear dark trousers
All my symptoms that I had after the operation
was actually just came out, so that was the incontinence,
the erectile dysfunction, so those were just standard,
I wasn't able to use the pump until a few...
They give you a pump because they say that you've got
to start using it in order to keep the blood flow into the penis.
So I used the pump almost as soon as I possibly could.
How devastating was that on your life?
So devastating that, before the operation,
I was prepared to die than to not have any function of my prostate.
Because I couldn't imagine walking around wearing an incontinent pad,
not getting erections, not getting any sensation.
I wasn't sure what it was going to be like when you pass a woman,
I wasn't sure what was going to happen.
So for me, I didn't want the operation.
But if the pump and medication fail, there is a remedy.
It involves major surgery to insert an inflatable penile implant.
This is a serious operation, but it is for people
suffering serious problems, and is used as a last resort.
These are the cylinders that are placed in the patient.
This is the pump, which is carefully tucked away
And this is a reservoir of fluid that is put out of harm's way
When I press the pump, you can see the cylinders
get filled with fluid, so after just a few pumps, you will
Now, the excellent bioengineering means that by pressing the valve
at the top of the pump here, holding it down, we then can squeeze
the fluid back from these cylinders into the reservoir.
The operation costs between ?9,000-10,000.
But it can transform patients' lives.
The confidence that I've got in talking to women and stuff...
I've also found, I'm not sure if this is supposed
I have less incontinence, so I can laugh more and do sit ups
A few years ago, this operation was available
Centres like Southmead in Bristol ten years ago were carrying out
But recently, less than five operations have been carried out,
because the local NHS is turning down applications for funding.
It means patients are facing long delays in getting treatment.
Keith, whose name and identity we've changed, says the waiting
Obviously there's no sex involved in the marriage.
But apart from that, I tend to be thinking
It's very difficult to talk about, even as a married couple.
There's this contact that you have which constantly reminds you of it,
Shunned away, if you like, purely to do that.
And of course there's the thing that when I talk about it,
Consequently she tends to sort of, oh no, here he goes again.
When in actual fact, you know, I then start thinking,
you're not listening, you're not interested,
It's not something that once a month or once a year,
And we've learned that where you live has a big
impact on your chances of getting the operation.
It's a postcode lottery, but one of the worst performing
regions in the country is the South West.
In 2015/16, hospitals there performed just six operations.
In the North East, they are doing much better.
Hospitals there carried out 53 operations over
And that's with one of the lowest populations of men aged over 40.
Whereas in the South West, they have a fairly average
So you are 19 times more likely to receive the operation if you live
in the North East than if you live in the South West.
A leading surgeon has seen the devastating effect erectile
He says men are being unfairly short-changed.
What it means for men is that there is nowhere to go.
These are by definition men who have reached the end of the line
They only qualify for this treatment if everything else has failed.
So essentially they sit in limbo, and have been, some of them,
It has quite significant psychological, physical and social
effects, effect on relationships, relationship breakdowns, depression,
there is also quite serious but not so well recognised effects.
If you had breast cancer surgery, then the NHS on the whole
But this is not true for men who have undergone cancer surgery.
Keith has been told he can have the operation, but not locally.
He must travel to London, well over 100 miles away.
That's a thought that Richard finds shocking,
given his own experience of having the operation.
My concern would be, how would somebody from Cornwall go
all the way to London, because it's a five-hour drive?
After I had the operation, my brother came to pick me
up from the hospital, and I went to sit down,
I then shoved, and put my bum, and because you've got
to wear a seat belt, I then had to go into
And even with every bump he went over, I could feel it.
So if I then had to go to London and travel in the back of the car
on all fours for an hour and a half, it would be very traumatic
NHS England want to put an end to this lottery by setting up
a designated centre somewhere in the South.
It could be here at Southmead or in Southampton, for instance.
Until then, it says patients will continue to be seen locally.
But the surgeons I've spoken to say in reality there simply isn't
the funding for local operations, so it seems men will continue
I've heard of people my age going along to the GP saying
I'm having problems, and the doctor turns round and says,
You are young, you should be out there, you should be
And this affects your quality of life.
Matthew Hill reporting. These figures are to do with waiting times
for NHS England. These are the last figures we will get before the
general election. They said waiting times were the worst for four years.
The health foundation think tank says 2 million people had to wait
more than four hours to get seen in the year 2016-2017. That is up from
just 900,000. Waiting times targets missed again and these are the worst
figures in at least four years. 2.5 million people waiting longer than
four hours to be seen in A The health foundation says the NHS is
treating more patients than ever before. Back to Labour's leaked
general election manifesto, that is all the promises it will deliver if
it wins the general election. This is what John McDonnell has had to
say this morning. Do you know who leaked your manifesto? No, I do not.
It is disappointing. We have the clause five meeting and that will
decide the final manifesto. Do you recognise these policies? Do you
want to nationalise the railways and the energy companies? We will see
what comes out, we have a democratic process to decided and then we will
launch it on Tuesday. I have got to catch my bus. Do you think it is a
social manifesto? How will you pay for this? It means tens of billions
of pounds. Let's walk along, do not fall over. The clause five meeting
will happen today and that will decide the final draft and we will
publish at the launch the cost of version and every policy will have a
costing and a funding source identified. John McDonnell. Will
says, I think this manifesto has been leaked on purpose to give
Labour a head start. Or I can say at my age is I have heard it all before
which promises everything and will deliver very little. It is like
going into a sweet shop and being told I can have all the sweet I want
and someone else will pay for them. It is bigger blue. It says, the leak
manifesto is good news for the country. I am not saying every
advertiser she needs to be reversed, but these core backbones of our
economy should never have been privatised in the first place.
Do you want to come to Dunstable in Luton on bank holiday Monday at the
end of May. We are having a live audience debate just ahead of the
election and we would like an audience to be there. Get in touch
to talk about whatever you want to talk about on that date. E-mail us
if you would like to take part. We have no idea who the politicians
will be. There is a long way to go before now and made the 29th, but if
you would like to take part, e-mail us. We are looking for about 150
voters to take part, and nonvoters as well. You are just as pertinent
in this election. We are back tomorrow at nine. Have a good day.
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