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The Prime Minister lays out her plans to combat
what she calls the hidden injustice of mental illness.
It's part of a broader strategy to create what she described
as a "shared society" to try to prevent extremists
Failure to take this opportunity to show the ability of mainstream
centre ground of politics to respond to public concern would further
entrench the buried divisions we seek to overcome. -- very divisions.
Also on the programme this lunchtime...
Chaos in London for millions of commuters as a 24-hour
Tube strike brings most of the Underground to a halt.
Seventeen people arrested in France after reality TV star Kim Kardashian
was robbed of millions of pounds of jewellery last year.
Donald Trump calls Meryl Streep one of Hollywood's most overrated
actresses after she criticises him in a speech at the
And heavy snow in southern Italy - dozens of people die as a cold snap
grips large parts of eastern and central Europe.
And coming up in the sport on BBC News...
England flanker Chris Robshaw will miss the Six Nations championship as
he undergoes shoulder surgery, ruling him out of action for 12
weeks. Good afternoon and welcome
to the BBC News at One. Theresa May has described mental
illness as a "hidden injustice" which had been "dangerously
disregarded", and said she is The Prime Minister has been
outlining a package of measures, including plans to give extra
training for teachers and employers, as part of broader proposals
to create what she described Mental health experts, though,
say more funding is needed Here's our health
correspondent, Elaine Dunkley. There are no words for what it does
to a family. Shock is not the word, it is just your whole reality is
blown to pieces. In 2014, Doctor Sangeeta Mahajan's son took his own
life. He was just 20 years old and had been diagnosed with bipolar
disorder. Ten weeks later he was dead. They don't discharge patients
with adequate information, the doors were closed for us. We were told to
either go to A or your GP and it is the only way we can come back, we
had no direct access back to the specialist services. That is wrong.
The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has described mental health care as a
burning injustice and today a promise of a major overhaul. Left
unaddressed it destroys lives, separates people from each other and
deepens the divisions within our society. Changing this goes right to
the heart of our humanity, to the heart of the kind of country we are,
the attitudes we hold and the values we share. The plans include mental
health first aid training for secondary schools, employers and
organisations will also be given additional guidance in supporting
staff who need to take time off. And there will be greater emphasis on
community care. The Prime Minister says this is an historical
opportunity to right a wrong but for those on the front line of mental
health services, funding is a major concern. Mental health is still very
underfunded compared to other areas of medicine. It generates probably
20 to 25% of the total disease burden of all diseases and yet the
funding is ten to 12% in this country. So little people are
putting about it. Four years ago, Jake Mills tried to end his life and
he now runs a mental health charity to help others and he says in order
for there to be to change there needs to be greater awareness and
understanding. Education needs to happen. And without being facetious
about it, if there was a disease that existed that was killing more
men in this country under the age of 49 and it was preventable and
treatable, we would all be experts on it, we would know exactly what to
look out for, exactly what to do if we had symptoms. Jake says he is
living proof that with the right intervention there is hope but many
feel in order for mental health to get the same recognition as physical
health, additional funding is crucial. Elaine Dunkley, BBC News.
Let's speak to our social affairs correspondent, Michael Buchanan.
The Prime Minister has outlined a strategy but how much difference
That is going to be the key question and a lot of mental health
professionals will hope it makes a difference because the need for it
to do so as you heard in that report is urgent and intense. One of the
ironies in recent years there has been a campaign aimed at reducing
the stigma around mental health which Theresa May was talking about
this morning and that have been partially successful and has led to
people coming forward and talking about mental health services and
seeking support but when they have done that, support has often not
been there. There is a report out in November from the education policy
institution think tank that found one in four young people were being
turned away from therapy and two thirds of people aged between 16 and
34 who had actually attempted suicide had not received any
follow-up care at all. That was all taking place after the government
had promised to spend nearly ?2 billion on mental health services in
England. The reason the money is not getting through from the Treasury is
that NHS in England and local care commissioners are not ring fenced
it. It has meant that a lot of the money that was meant to go to mental
health has simply got into acute care and physical health care needs.
Up till now it has been possible for health care officials to ignore
central diktats from Westminster but the keeper will be whether Theresa
May's rhetoric cantered into the reality on the front line for mental
health patients. Our assistant political editor,
Norman Smith, is in Westminster. How much more did we learn about the
vision for government? I think what we got was Mrs May's attempt at a
big idea beyond Brexit, what she wants her government to be about
beyond pulling out of the European Union. She said it is wholesale
social reform. At the heart of it is this idea of trying to tackle what
she regards as everyday, forgotten injustices around issues like this
termination in the criminal justice system, life expectancy for poorer
families and also around mental health provision. The second aspect
is about recalibrating where government focuses its effort and
her view is that for too long successive governments have simply
focused on those who are most disadvantaged and most deprived and
it has ignored people who are just about managing but are still having
a pretty hard time. She has promised a raft of announcements over the
coming months, filling in some of the details. Today, beyond mental
health, we got no real specific commitments. The difficulty she
faces is that Brexit is such a massive undertaking for any
government that trying to do almost anything substantial beyond that is
going to be incredibly difficult. That, coupled with a lack of
resources, means trying to undertake the hugely ambitious sort of reforms
in the area of mental health and social care that Mrs May wants to
undertake is going to be extraordinarily difficult. The
danger that she ends up overpromising and under delivering.
Thank you. The value of the pound fell
by almost 1% this morning in early trading against the dollar
and the euro. The fall came after the Prime
Minister, in an interview yesterday, refused to rule out the possibility
of the UK leaving the single market Let's speak to our economics
editor, Kamal Ahmed. It goes to show how sensitive it all
is. Markets are obviously still concerned about what is the root of
exit full so yes, Britain is leading the EU but what kind of trading
relationship will we have with the rest of Europe, our most important
trading partner? It had a weak morning to date but it has been weak
really since the referendum, falling by 11% on the referendum night. Why
does it matter? Because we import a lot of our food and fuel into the UK
so if sterling is weak, that means that prices will go up which effects
on consumers. There are some upside to a weaker pound. Our experts
become more competitive and exports. And the stock market has had a
strong morning because although a lot of big companies are UK based,
bit actually earn in dollars and they have become more valuable and
that is important for peoples pension funds, a lot of which are
invested in the stock market so if it is strong that is good for
pensions. The overall judgment of the market at the moment is that,
because of uncertainty about the direction of travel of Brexit and
how hard it might be, they believe the UK economy will suffer because
of that uncertainty and therefore they are saying that the pound, or
they are signalling that the pound will be weaker because of it. Thank
you. The taxpayer is no longer
the largest sharehold in Lloyds banking group after the government
has reduced its stake. The government spent
?20 billion on a 43% stake in Lloyds at the height
of the financial crisis. The government now owns
less than 6% of shares. It has already said it wants
to return the bank to full private Millions of commuters
have had a chaotic start to the week after a strike
on the London Underground shut down One of the capital's
busiest train stations, Clapham Junction, had to be
evacuated because of overcrowding after large numbers of people tried
to find an alternative The strike, which is due to end
tonight, is over staff numbers Our correspondent Daniel Boettcher
is in central London. This strike started yesterday
evening but it was only this morning in the rush hour that the full
impact became clear. There has been some improvement, a few more
stations have opened, although the one behind me is locked and has been
a difficult start to do it for many Tube passengers.
This is what commuters on the London Underground faced this morning, a
third of all stations closed and a limited service on most of the lines
that were operating. Around 4 million people use the network, the
strike has left travellers frustrated with journeys taking far
longer than usual as passengers had to find other ways of getting to
work. I gave myself two hours and it looks like I'm going to be late. I
almost missed quite a few exams because of all this industrial
action going on. It's quite irritating. I did think it is unfair
because it puts all others in a situation where we are all late for
work. The way I see it, it is what it is. They have got their cause so,
yeah, you work around it. Because there are so few Tube trains
running, Kenny to traffic on the road has been even heavier than
usual and despite an extra 150 buses being laid on, the bus network has
been packed with long queues -- commuter traffic. The RMT and the
TSSA and is about jobs and staffing levels and the unions say cuts are
jeopardising safety. They need to put back in a task force response
almost two put this safe. Because we have sympathy for the public and we
regret this strike. We're been in weeks of talks between were up
against a brick wall. The London Mets Sadiq Khan said he condemned
the action and that talks to resolve the issues should be resumed. I know
this strike could have been avoided and it is unnecessary and I'm
imploring the trade unions to come back and talk to the management team
about resolving this so there are not further days of industrial
action. London Underground says there is no need for a strike. We
will continue our process of recruiting additional people and we
also want to work with the trade unions over the next couple of
months to identify where we may need to strengthen that. This dispute
could only be resolved by the trade unions working with us
collaboratively and talking around the table, not through strike
action. Some commuters face further disruption this week in an unrelated
strike on Southern rail services. Passengers are being told to travel
only if essential on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, when train
drivers belonging to a Aslef are expected to be on
strike over a long-running dispute over the role of guards and the
company said there will be no services on strike days with only a
limited number of bus links instead. The industrial advection -- the
industrial action today is not in both overground rail services but
there has been no interchange to be Tube network at Key stations and in
places the numbers of passengers trying to use rail services instead
has caused problems. Clapham Junction was temporarily evacuated
because of overcrowded. There were no trains stopping and passengers
had to wait outside the border station reopened.
The strike is due to end at 6pm this evening but London Underground is
that it has been focusing efforts on trying to provide the best service
possible under these circumstances today so there will be further
problems this evening even after the strike had ended and things will
only get back to normal tomorrow. Seventeen people have been arrested
in connection with the robbery of the reality TV star,
Kim Kardashian, A gang of masked men burst
into her apartment in Paris and held her at gunpoint before
making off with millions Let's speak to our correspondent
in Paris, Hugh Schofield. What more can you tell us? There was
a series of dawn raids this morning in the Paris area, in Normandy and
also in the South in Nice and Grasse. 17 people were picked up of
all ages and police says that are well known as card and members of
the criminal underworld. What led to this was a clue left at the scene at
this luxury hotel in October by the perpetrators. -- hardened members.
Five men burst in and held her at gunpoint and took away these jewels
but I also left behind DNA, one of them had handled the ligatures that
she was bound with an another dropped upend and on the road
outside. From these bits of DNA they were able to make a match with
somebody who was on their books already -- dropped a pendant. They
were put under surveillance and they have had this information for a long
time and were watching this man and his gang and they were able to make
preparations as the gang prepared to dispose of the jewels. It was at the
end of a long period of surveillance that they decided to sweep this
morning and arrest 17. One question still remaining to be answered is
whether this was an inside job because of course one of the key
factors was that on that very night, the bodyguard of Kardashian was
absent. Did the gang know that? Thank you.
The time is 1.15pm. Our top story this lunchtime.
The Prime Minister has been laying out her plans to combat
what she calls the hidden injustice of mental illness.
A British trucker is honoured for raising money for the family
of the Polish lorry driver killed in the Berlin
And coming up in the sport on BBC News.
Johanna Konta warms up for the start of the Australian Open,
where she was a semifinalist last year, with a comfortable win
The Hollywood musical La La Land looks like the film to beat
at this year's Oscars after it swept the board at the Golden Globes,
It was also a good night for the Brits.
But the evening was also filled with political drama as Meryl Streep
took to the stage and criticised the president-elect Donald Trump
This morning, Mr Trump hit back, calling her one of the most
Los Angeles, California - where stories are spun
A place of glitz and glamour, of gowns and gossip.
There were a record seven Golden Globes for the musical including
acting awards for its stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
And I think that hope and creativity are two of the most important things
in the world, and that's what this movie is about.
The television categories included wins for Atlanta,
The People Versus OJ Simpson, and for Claire Foy,
who played Britain's Queen Elizabeth in The Crown.
I really, really, really wouldn't be here if it wasn't for some
extraordinary women, I'm going to thank them.
She has been at the centre of the world for the past 63 years.
And I think the world could do with a few more women
at the centre of it, if you ask me.
There were three acting awards for BBC co-production The Night Manager.
Its star Tom Hiddlestone used his speech to highlight
It's a terrible situation happening for children.
The Night Manager is about arms dealing and there are far too many
Co-star Hugh Laurie's remarks were also political,
I suppose made more amazing by the fact I'll be able to say that
I won this at the last ever Golden Globes.
I don't mean to be gloomy, it's just that it has
the words Hollywood, foreign and press in the title.
Receiving a lifetime achievement award, Meryl Streep also lambasted
Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence.
When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.
So Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners
and if we kick them all out you'll have nothing to watch but football
and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.
Elsewhere, Britain's Aaron Taylor-Johnson
won for his supporting role in the dark crime
Thank you, HFPA, for acknowledging me in this role.
Thank you so much for this opportunity.
Creating this role and collaborating on this journey was an immense joy.
Well, Hollywood can be fun and frivolous but it also prides
Many stars here on the red carpet are predicting a surge in political
films this year following the most divisive of elections.
James Cook, BBC News, at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles.
This morning, Donald Trump responded to those comments
with a tweet in which he called Meryl Streep...
The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has held the first meeting
between British Government ministers and Donald Trump's top aides.
He will meet leading Republicans in Washington later today.
Our diplomatic correspondent James Robbins is with me.
This is all ahead of the Prime Minister's first trip
It could be as soon as next month. That's right, substance and
symbolism in this visit. Attempting to get the US and UK relationship
back on an even keel because the transatlantic ship was listing quite
badly after Nigel Farage was so quick to Trump Tower after the
election of the president elect Donald Trump. That sent an entirely
negative signal, particularly from a Downing Street point of view, about
where the axis of the US and UK relationship really lay. Boris
Johnson is in New York and Washington as a bit of a
trailblazer. In New York, he saw members of the incoming Trump
administration, and that was very important. Apparently they had very
frank discussions, including big differences between Washington and
London over Russia in particular. Today the Foreign Secretary will be
seeing Republican leaders on the hill in Congress, also very
important. It's worth underlining that he cannot, for protocol
reasons, see the likely next Secretary of State Rex Tillerson,
because he is facing congressional confirmation hearings and it
wouldn't be per before the Foreign Secretary to see him before he is
confirmed in office. -- wouldn't be proper. He is not seeing Donald
Trump, that is a murmured reserved for Theresa May.
More than a quarter of young people in Britain say they don't feel
in control of their lives as a result of political events
According to a national study, money worries are top of the list
of issues making them feel anxious about their future.
For 19-year-old Milly Rawley, getting help was crucial
to getting her life back on track after her mum died.
I faced a series of relationship breakdowns and different forms
of abuse until eventually when I was 16 I became
homeless for three months, and this was when mental
After receiving treatment in hospital, Milly is living
at the YMCA while doing her A-levels, and she's now
Compared to years ago, I know where I want to go,
what I want to do, and I know how to get there.
According to the Prince's Trust, which has supported Milly,
more than a quarter of young people don't feel in control
The charity says well-being for 16 to 25-year-olds is at its lowest
We need to invest in things like cadets, programs in schools
that are character-building and encourage teamwork.
I think we need to invest much more heavily in vocational training
Concerns over body image, recent political events including
the Brexit vote and the Syria situation, as well as money worries,
were all raised by the survey - issues these young people say
Because of recent political events and the economic outlook,
there is just a really high level of uncertainty.
You have to have a certain income to rent.
A lot of employers expect you to have lots of experience
just even to find an entry-level job.
While life can be difficult for all young people,
Milly says it's important to reach out when you know things are really
North Korea says it's ready at any time to test a long-range missile.
The country's leader, Kim Jong-Un, said in his New Year's address
that the missile was in the final stages of development.
Washington has made it clear that, if it launched an intercontinental
ballistic missile, America would shoot it down.
So is the threat real, or just posturing before
Here's our correspondent in Seoul, Steven Evans.
The big missiles paraded through Pyongyang.
Though some experts think they can't actually do
what North Korea claims they can, they are more for show.
In his New Year's message, Kim Jong-un said his country
was in the final stages of developing an intercontinental
ballistic missile - a long-range missile
A message echoed on the North Korea News.
The talking is getting tougher, and the tweeting.
Donald Trump tweeted about North Korea getting ICBMs.
But Washington's outgoing secretary of defence said that
if North Korea did test an ICBM, it might be shot down.
Their nuclear weapons and ballistic missile defence programmes
We try to stay ahead of that and we are trying,
we are staying ahead of that with our missile defences to make
sure we've upgraded their number, their type, so that we are sure
We have deployed missile defences in South Korea, Japan, Guam.
In Pyongyang, it was sports day on Sunday.
Workers from different industries competed and chanted
that they wanted the two halves of Korea to reunite.
Kim Jong-un visited a silk and textile mill.
He'll have more on his mind, though, than the design of quilts.
His nuclear ambitions are moving up the Washington agenda
Stephen Evans, BBC News, South Korea.
When the attack against the Berlin Christmas market happened,
one of the first who was killed was the Polish driver whose lorry
A British lorry driver was so moved by what happened
that he launched an appeal to help the Polish man's family.
So far, it's raised nearly ?200,000, and today
he's being thanked by the Polish ambassador in London.
Kasia Madeira is at the Polish embassy.
David Duncan had never met Lukasz Urban, he had never had contact with
him, but when he heard about what happened to the Polish trucker in
Berlin, he felt so moved, so compassionate that he set up this
online crowdfunding campaign. Today is about thanking him on behalf of
the Polish community in the UK and also the Polish community in Poland.
When you first heard about what happened, what did you feel?
Obviously I was very moved by the story, like everyone else. It
touched me a bit more being a truck driver myself, thinking about his
poor family he left behind, his work colleagues, he worked for his
cousin, a family firm, and it touched me in that way. When did the
idea come to set up this online fund? I had seen things on the news,
programmes about funding and things like that, I looked into it and
found Go Fund Me and it seemed like a good idea. The results have been
fantastic, you have had a lot of support. Overwhelming, incredible
support from all over the world. Unbelievable. It is not just people
from the driving community, people from Poland, Britain and all over
the world. The Polish community in the UK started spreading it around
the world, Polish people around the world and that is how it grew. Most
of the money has come from Polish people. That tells you everything,
really. I know that the family of Lukasz Urban were really touched.
His cousin contacted you and invited you to his funeral. In Banie. That's
true, we met the family, lovely people, quiet and unassuming,
gracious people. Hospitality is second to none, can't thank them
enough and can't wait to see them again. Today is about thanking Dave,
from the Polish Embassy in London. Dozens of people have died in parts
of central and eastern Europe in the past few days
because of bitterly cold weather. In Poland, where ten people
died, temperatures fell And heavy snow has fallen
in parts of Turkey, Italy Let's speak to our correspondent
in Budapest, Nick Thorpe. Yes, it's pretty cold here as you
can see. I'm standing across from the Hungarian parliament in
Budapest, and the Danube, large ice flows floating down the Danube.
Relatively mild in Budapest this morning, only -8, temperatures
touched 28 Celsius yesterday on the northern border. In neighbouring
Romania, the Eastern carpe diem is, a record -67 was recorded on a
mountain peak. -- Carpathian Mountains. Disruption, many schools
in and Bulgaria closed. The most vulnerable people, the in the
cities, migrants and refugees, moving into Turkey and Greece...
Remarkable weather conditions. On the Black Sea coast, snow and ice,
difficult conditions in large parts of Eastern Europe today. Nick, thank
you. The weather now with Louise. Some of that weather heading this
way? Cold, but not that cold. Everything
but the kitchen sink thrown at us through the course of this week. We
started today mild and wet, but if you are taking a walk across
Lancashire, a bit muddy underfoot. It is brightening up as the rain
spills down into the south-east corner in the next few hours.
Following behind, a scattering of showers and windy. Showers in the
far north turning increasingly wintry as they fall across the high
ground. Jails are likely to pick up, the wind clearing from the
south-east through the middle of the afternoon. -- gales are likely to
pick up. And improving picture. Not so across London and East Anglia.
We'll have to wait for the end of the afternoon for the rain to clear.
A breezy afternoon for Northern Ireland and western Scotland.
Waiting in the wings, something more organised will arrive after dark. A
pretty dismal end to the day. In the far north. It will be windy with
gales blowing the rain through at a pace, a wet night air. Breezy on
west facing coast. To much of a breeze for forced to be an issue,
two or three degrees to greet us in eastern part. Showers out to the
west. Through the day, something more organised starts to drift in
across the country. A weak affair in terms of rain, a bit of a nuisance.
A bit of cloud around, still quite mild on Tuesday. 7-11 degrees. The
colder air starts to did in as the wind swings around on Wednesday.
England and Wales, a good deal of drier weather. Increasingly wintry
at lower levels. It stays mild to the south, 7-9 degrees. 4-5, further
north. As you saw in Europe, a miserable start to the year,
particularly across Central and Eastern Europe. Westerly winds
starting to drive back the cold air out of Germany, Poland and the Czech
Republic over the next few days. A glimmer of better news here. For us,
the wind direction swinging from westerly to northerly, and the cold
air coming from the Arctic, not Europe, but it is going to turn
bitterly cold over the next few days towards the end of the week. That
means any showers would turn increasingly wintry, even at lower
levels. If you are out and about at the end of the week, more details on
early weather warnings on our website.
The main story. The Prime Minister has outlined her plans to combat
what she called the hidden injustice of mental illness. That is all from
the BBC News at one. On BBC