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The President-elect Donald Trump promises a quick trade deal
with the UK after he takes office on Friday.
Mr Trump said the UK was "doing great" after the vote to leave
the EU and was so smart for getting out.
Obama said they'll go to the back of the line.
And now we're at the front of the queue?
We'll be asking how realistic a quick trade deal will be?
Today, Sinn Fein will not renominate for the position of Deputy First
Minister. Crisis at Stormont -
Northern Ireland's power-sharing government looks set to collapse
today sparking fresh elections. The inquests into the deaths of 30
British tourists killed at a beach resort in Tunisia in 2015 opens
at the High Court in London. Former football coach Barry Bennell
appears in court and pleads not The biological father
of the teenager snatched from hospital when she was just
eight hours old speaks about their reunion
for the first time. Coming up in sport on BBC news, Andy
Murray gets a winning start in the Australian open and was made to
work, but is through to the second round.
Good afternoon and welcome to the BBC news at One.
Just days before taking over the White House,
President-elect Donald Trump has promised a quick trade
The former cabinet minister and Brexit campaigner, Michael Gove,
who interviewed Mr Trump for The Times newspaper,
said the president-elect was enthusiastic about Britain
leaving the EU and that the offer of a US trade deal would strengthen
Theresa May's hand in the Brexit negotiations with Brussels.
Speaking to reporters on his way into a meeting
of Foreign Ministers in Brussels, Boris Johnson described Mr Trump's
Our political correspondent Ben Wright reports.
By Friday, he will be president, the most powerful politician in the
world. And getting a visit in first, former Justice Secretary and Brexit
campaigner, Michael Gove, presenting the President-elect with a chance to
boast about his Brexit foresight. I thought the UK was so smart in
getting out. You were there and you guys are
voted on the front page, "Trump said that Brexit will happen". Yes.
Right? And it happened. Everyone thought I was crazy. Obama said they
will go to the back of the line, meaning, if it does happen... And
then he has to retract it. That was a bad statement. And now we are at
the front of the the queue? I think you're doing great. Perhaps not the
front and the UK can only start to negotiate once we've left the EU but
Michael Gove was clearly pleased with his visit to Trump tower and
the President's enthusiasm for Britain and Brexit. It is clearly
the KC has an agenda, a business agenda, which has some potential for
Britain to benefit from. This matters to a British governor of the
brink of leaving the EU. For now, it was business as usual for the
Foreign Secretary in Brussels, this morning. I think it's very good news
the United States of America wants to do a good free trade steel with
us and want to do it very fast. As the UK plans to go it alone, Theresa
May will make a major speech tomorrow setting out the deal she
wants from Brexit. But we already have some big clues. The Prime
Minister has strongly hinted Britain will leave the single market with
its free movement of goods, finance and people. That's because she wants
UK control of EU migration and freedom from EU law. We know Theresa
May wants to trigger exit negotiations by the end of March and
she thinks negotiations can be done within two years. Britain would be
out of the EU by early 2019. There is so much we don't know as well,
what sort of access to the European Union single market will Britain get
and what conditions will be EU demand? Will Britt and be completely
free to strike trade deals with other countries? And how long will
they take? -- will Britain. It is a good thing. Who will reject the idea
of a new trade deal between the UK and US? Although I don't think it
will remotely match the scale of our trade relationships with the rest of
the European Union. Where I think we need to be careful, and United
Kingdom and the rest of Europe, you now have two major world figures who
basically wish Europe ill, they want to see the Union will fall apart.
One is Vladimir Putin and one is Donald Trump. Britain needs
cheerleaders for Brexit, to cut deals and rhetorically, at least,
the government has won in Trump. Enright, news, Westminster. The
European Commission has given its response to those comments. What
have they had to say? They might be at the front of the queue for the
Americans but certainly not something the European are looking
at. I was speaking to a Commissioner, a spokeswoman, who
said categorically there will be no talks for two years because first
Britain has to trigger Article 50 and the divorce process will take
time. They're all sorts of things, from the border agreements, passport
systems, all sorts of rights. This takes a long time. 50,000 pages of
legal documentation. Only then can they look at a deal with the US. I
was told categorically there will be no formal talks. It opens the
possibility of what can the European Union do. I don't think it's clear
at the moment. There is talk of possible warnings for Britain over
this. It is very early but it is pouring cold water over potential
early deals. Thank you. Let's speak to Norman Sith, our system political
editor -- Norman Smith. It sounds doable but this is a fly in the
ointment, isn't it? Never mind the objections of the European
Commission, there are plenty of people at Westminster raising a
slightly quizzical eyebrow. Will Mr Trump really be focused on doing a
deal with Britain when he has an awful lot else on his plate? Trade
deals also unusually ferociously complex. They can drag on and on. We
don't have a bundle of trade negotiators. Therefore, some people
fear we are in danger of getting rolled over by the Americans if we
plough on into negotiations to quickly. In a funny sort of way, the
boost from Donald Trump's interview is not because of his off of a trade
deal. It's because of the symbolism of the most powerful man in the
world, in effect, putting himself in Britain's corner, head of those
crucial negotiations with the rest of the EU. Because Britain does not
wash to go into those talks on bended knee, pleading with the
Europeans for a good deal -- does not want. We watched to go in and I
bought all the other 27 countries, which is why we have seen ministers
stressing in recent days. -- and eyeball all other 27. We are the
fastest-growing economy in the G-7 and the Chancellor warned that if
the Europeans get tough with us, we may cut taxes to become more
competitive. We had the governor of the bank of England saying, don't
try and hurt the city, you will only hurt yourself. And now we have The
Donald in our corner and it matters psychologically in building Britain
up. And giving Theresa May a bit of swagger as she goes into the
negotiating room, enabling her to get a game face on. Norman Smith in
Westminster, thank you. With the uncertainty surrounding
the new administration in America and Britain's exit
from the European Union, the pound is having a tough
time on the markets. Travellers heading to
the United States are now getting the lowest rates
for nearly 31 years. With me is our personal finance
correspondent, Simon Gompertz. Its uncertainty but also speculation
about what the Prime Minister might say tomorrow about Brexit. That's
right, a bit of a wobble over the weekend in the currency markets.
That is fed through to holiday-makers' rates today. One of
the biggest foreign exchange providers called TravelX shops and
airports, they provide a lot of online currency, their online rate
is just over $1 17 to the pound. -- TraveleX. It is even lower than when
the pound had a torrid time in October, the lowest since the Brexit
vote in June and since the mid-80s when the dollar was riding high.
That gives you a measure of what is happening. It's not so strong
against the euro, it's the lowest since November. It's not so much
there. There are lots of rates on offer on the high street. From the
goods to the terrible. People can shop around. This gives you an
indication of what holiday-makers face in other regards over the next
year. We have already seen surcharges being imposed on holidays
as a result of the currency movement and people within the travel
industry are expecting a 10% increase in the price of holidays in
the coming year. Thank you. Northern Ireland's devolved
government looks set to collapse today, after Sinn Fein failed
to nominate a new Deputy First Minister to replace
Martin McGuinness. The Northern Ireland Secretary will
now have to call a snap-election. It follows the scandal of a failed
renewable energy scheme which could cost almost half
a billion pounds. The scheme was overseen
by Arlene Foster before she became First Minister and she's
resisted calls to step Our Ireland correspondent
Chris Page reports. This report from our
Ireland correspondent does After a week with no functioning
government, this is the moment when Northern Ireland's
power-sharing executive Today, Sinn Fein will not
renominate for the position Sinn Fein has honoured
all agreements. We have striven to make
these institutions work. Sinn Fein's refusal
to replace Martin McGuinness as Deputy First Minister means
Stormont can't operate any longer. That's because under
the power-sharing system, the First and Deputy First
Ministers can't work A new election may be called
as early as this evening. Northern Ireland does not need, nor
does its people want, an election. With the triggering of Article 50
to leave the European Union, a new president in the United States
of America, a volatile global economy, now, more than ever,
Northern Ireland needs Long-running tensions
between the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Fein came to a head over
a financial scandal The renewable heat incentive began
in 2012 and had overly generous subsidies and initially no
other payment limits. subsidies and initially no
upper payment limits. The scheme closed in February last
year, having run almost half The DUP leader, Arlene Foster,
had previously been the minister In December, Sinn Fein said
she should temporarily stand Seven days ago, Martin McGuinness
resigned in protest. The power-sharing partnership
between Irish Republicans and Unionists has always been uneasy
and it's often been unstable. Restoring it may take some time
and people here already worried about the prospect
of losing their A key moment for the Stormont
executive had been due An inquiry has been examining
the scale of historical child abuse Its report will be published
on Friday but now it looks like there will be no ministers
to act on the recommendations. We just didn't want to believe that
as soon as Sir Anthony Hart's report was ready and delivered on Friday,
there's the collapse of the government and the collapse
of our dreams and hopes and desires There are many concerns,
frustrations and questions as Northern Ireland faces
an uncertain political future. After ten years, the latest Stormont
stalemate has brought Let's speak to our Ireland Political
Editor Mark Devenport. Looking very unlikely it will be
resolved by the end of the afternoon, what happens now? The bat
is about to be passed to the Northern Ireland Secretary James
broken sure. Now the politicians and the assembly behind me had not been
able to nominate a first and Deputy First Minister it will be up to him
to set a date for a fresh election. Probably early March. The
politicians are still trying to push through new regulations to cut the
cost of that controversial heating scheme. Probably they are living on
borrowed time at this stage and they will be dissolved in a couple of
days and go into election mode. Whether they come out of that
election mode and able to form a new government is very much an open
question. It looks like it could be an uphill struggle. Thank you.
The inquests into the deaths of 30 British tourists who were killed
in Tunisia 18 months ago have begun in London.
They were shot dead by a lone gunman at a five-star
It was the deadliest terror attack on Britons since the July 7th
Our correspondent Richard Galpin is at the Royal Courts of Justice.
It's certainly been a very sombre and poignant start to this inquest
this morning with the names of all 38 people killed in the attack being
read out one by one in court. Then everyone stood for a minute of
silence. A lot of families of those killed are now watching these
proceedings very closely, either at or video link from courts around the
country. Already, some families have broken down in tears as they being
shown CCTV footage of the attack as it unfolded.
The families of those killed in the attack have waited a year
Now, with the full inquest finally getting underway this morning,
they are hoping for answers to some critical questions.
The gunman, Seifeddine Reski, a 23-year-old student armed
with an automatic rifle and grenades, began his
Systematically shooting dead British and other European holiday-makers
From the beach, Reski, who trained at an Islamic State camp in Libya,
killed and injured more tourists in the hotel complex.
Amid the panic, local shopkeepers managed to save some people
The attack continued for more than half an hour.
Until eventually a large group of policemen arrived and shot him dead.
It's alleged other police officers who had been nearby had been too
Leading to one hotel worker snatching a policeman's gun
But the gun jammed and Reski threw a grenade at him.
And all this just three months after jihadis carried out this
attack inside one of the country's most famous museums,
Once again, tourists were the target - 22 people were killed.
And it is alleged the same IS cell was behind both attacks.
Now, almost two years later, Tunisia remains on high alert.
The country has long been a hotbed of Jihadist activity.
The security forces struggling to deal with
It's estimated 5,000 Tunisians have fought
for Islamic State in Iraq, Syria and Libya.
And many have returned home in recent years.
The coroner has made clear this morning they will be looking at the
issue of the security at the hotel, the Imperial Hotel where the attack
took place, he has also said there will be looking at what they call
the adequacy of the travel advice given the Foreign Office and a
travel company involved in booking the holiday. And already, the
counsel for the inquest said there is a lot of concern about the
booking pross. Thank you.
The former football coach, Barry Bennell, has pleaded not
guilty to eight charges of child sex offences.
The former Crewe Alexandra coach appeared via videolink
Let's speak to our sports correspondent who's
Yes, as you say, Barry Bennell didn't appear here in person,
instead he a period via videolink from Woodhill Prison in Milton
Keynes where he is on remand. We saw him on a TV screen, wearing a blue
jumper, he spoke only to confirm his name and to plead not guilty to
eight charges of sexual assault against a boy aged under 16. The
offences are alleged to have happened between 1982 and 1986 at
three different locations. Now, Barry Bennell is a former football
coach, a former youth coach, with Crewe Alexandra, he worked with a
number of other clubs across the north-west, including Manchester
City, and Stoke City, he has been remanded in custody, and will next
here at Chester Crown Court on March 20th.
The President-elect, Donald Trump, promises a quick trade deal
with the UK after he takes office on Friday.
Good morning from a freezing cold Milwaukee.
We are crossing America, taking the temperature of public opinion,
in the week Donald Trump becomes President.
Commonwealth Games champion Fran Halsall retires from swimming.
After an international career spanning a decade,
she says she's ready for the next chapter in her life.
As concerns continue about the state of the NHS,
doctors are warning that some patients face "dangerous"
delays getting specialist treatment through their GPs.
The British Medical Association says referral management centres create
barriers and take decisions away from GPs.
Supporters of the system say it's a good way to manage resources.
Our correspondent, Jenny Walrond, reports.
For Tracey Jeffries, housework is no longer a painful chore,
but only because she paid nearly ?3,000 for an operation on her leg.
I was in so much pain with my leg, 24 hours a day.
I wasn't sleeping properly, I was struggling to get through my work.
The pain was caused by varicose veins.
Her GP wanted them treated on the NHS, but his
If a GP feels a specialist needs to look at you,
then the NHS should be supporting that, and they are not.
Tracy's treatment was blocked by something called
Some are run by doctors, others by admin staff.
There were over 13.5 million GP referrals in England last year.
More than two million of them were screened by referral management
A rise of almost 30% compared to two years before.
4% - more than 84,000 - were rejected.
Mostly for admin reasons, like missing information.
Doctors' leaders are strongly opposed to what they say
These centres, which are taking a crude approach to scrutinising
all GP referrals, can be inefficient, cost more to run
than any potential saving, but crucially, in the process,
Referral management centres are used by one third of England's clinical
There are 61 of them in England and Wales.
Gatekeeping what are often expensive, hospital-based service.
We have not found similar set ups in Scotland,
Those who commission NHS care say the system delivers value for money.
We don't want to squander any money, we have limited resources,
so it is really important the resource we have
we spend most effectively, and get the best value
Referral management is, for now, a relatively small part of efforts
to manage rising demand, but its use is increasing,
and that means more GPs, like Tracey's, are likely
to see their decisions scrutinised and even overturned.
Well, with me is our health editor, Hugh Pym.
Can we say whether or not these referral centres are good for
patients? I think the jury is out. It may come as a surprise, to a lot
of people, that when they go and see a GP in certain areas of England and
the GP says is I am going to recommend referring do you a
specialist, to take a closer look, that that decision is then vetted by
another organisation, sometimes a Private Company. That is what this
is about. The advocates of this system say at a some time of demand
on the NHS services and a finite budget teleis no harm in taking a
second look because once you put a patient into a path -- pathway it
does cost money, and all this is is a second opinion, the critics say,
though, yes, it is clinically based but it can lead to delay, it can be
an administrative thing, calling for more paperwork, that is not in the
interest of the patient if it delays treatment and the whole thing is is
a bureaucratic nightmare, and isn't saving money. I think talking to
people involved in the management of these scheme, they say in theory it
is a good idea, in principle it is the right thing to be doing but
nobody knows whether it is actually value for money so the question
still remains. Thank you.
And throughout the day we'll be bringing you reports on the NHS
from our Inside Out teams, and viewers across England can also
see a special programme tonight at 7.30 on on BBC One
A teenager who was snatched from a hospital in hospital in Florida has
been reunited with her biological father.
The teenager was abducted when she was just eight hours old.
She was tracked down after a tip-off.
The woman she thought was her real mother has been
Kamiyah Mobley had no reason to think Gloria was her real mother and
no reason to THE think her own name wasn't Alexis, but now she is trying
to deal with the news that the person she thought was her more for
all that time, is under arrest charged with kidnapping her, just
after she was born, and giving her a false identity.
51-year-old Gloria Williams is being held in South Carolina after DNA
tested proved that it was baby Kamiyah, snatched from hospital in
1998. Police say she poseded a nurse and snuck the newborn out of the
hospital starting a frantic search. At the time her real mother was
distraught and desperate to find her. I just want to know where my
baby s I want my baby back. But now, 18 years later she was delighted to
be reunited with her the daughter she had never thought she would see
again. And Kamiyah's biological father was overwhelmed after meeting
her for the first time. You can't explain the feelings. It is hard to
put it in words, it is hard to deal with this right now: We just, like
we say, we are trying to process 18 years. It will be hard to make that
up. But the man who thought he was her father, all this time, is full
of heartache. That is the name I have for years, she is the love of
my life. She said, dad I love you. She is sill my child. I love her
just that much. That is not going to change, that she is is the love of
my life. Now it is Kamiyah who has to come to terms with what has
happened, with he new identity, her new family.
On Friday, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president
His election to the White House followed one of the most bitter
and divisive campaigns in history, and many have questioned how the new
To find out, Jon Kay has set off on a road trip
through the heart of America - along the iconic Route 45 -
Today, in the first of a week-long series of reports,
he's in Wisconsin - a state that elected Mr Trump
Known for its harsh winters, for making cheese and beer, and now,
for its role in America's fragile new politics.
This is the Green Bay Junior Gamblers.
Jonathan is coaching the under-nines.
He likes Donald Trump because he's different -
It goes back to an alternative that's outside of the box.
He's a billionaire though, isn't he, he's a TV star,
No, he certainly is not, but I think there's something to be
said for him being able to relate to, you know, a plumber,
The state of Wisconsin switched sides in this election.
Its large white working class electorate normally votes Democrat,
They like giving new things a try here.
Might a Trump presidency end up feeling like this?
Your gloves are nearly as big as my hands.
After nine redundancy threats in six years,
he says it's time for a businessman in the Oval Ooffice.
It will be nice to have a bit more stability in a job front,
so I'm hoping from an economic stand point that Trump reflects giving
Are you optimistic for your family? Absolutely.
Confidence on the ice is another matter. Some of America's top ice
athletes practise on this rink. I understand you like to do
this thing, but you're You are not doing that
much as much, correct? Nancy was an Olympian
and is now a coach. She told me Donald Trump can
bring a winner's mind Trump makes a decision,
he gets it done. Do you have any reservations
about his personality? I mean, the things he said
about women, for example. Yes, I think everybody who is behind
him has some reservation, because they really don't know
the truth behind that, and they're just hoping at this
point in his life he has put Wisconsin may have voted
Trump, but only by 1%. And some here are still
struggling with the result. This is one of the most
important jobs in the world, and I'm not certain he's
prepared for it. But hockey mom Layla is willing
to give the new President a chance, even though as a Muslim
she is worried by some I tried to look at the bright side,
so, I just, I think they have You sound to me like you're
maybe a little nervous? Are you prepared to support him? Not
quite me paired to support him but I am prepare to initiate change to
support him. What does that mean? Change my way of thinking, try to
find the good. It is time for us to get our skates
on. Donald Trump will be the 45th President of America so we are
heading down route 45. Travelling 1,000 miles hearing from
voter, tomorrow we will be in Chicago, to reflect on President
Obama's legacy. One of the "must see" places
for millions of tourists to see when they visit London is Picadilly
and its famous lights. But from today they're going to be
disappointed because the lights on the famous advertising hoardings
were switched off at 8:30 this And they're going to stay
off until the autumn - that's the longest time they'll have
been off since the second world war. The six screens currently used
are being replaced by one Very wet in London this morning.
Phil is here with a look at the weather. Hello. Urban obsession,
warm pewter. Linen cupboard, are just some of the ways the paint
industry would sell you the colour grey. I prefer our weather watchers
to do the talking. The skies are not just that leaden, there are one or
two gaps in the cloud and one or two folk are doing quite well on the
day, thank you very much. You get the sense there is a lot of cloud to
be had and there was enough about it as Sophie indicated, for there to be
a bit of rain round, they were not quite done with that yet. Let us
teleyou forward an hour or two. The eastern side of Scotland doing quite
well with sunshine here, and then we have a warm front dangling from
Yorkshire down through the Bristol area and the south coast, as we have
seen, one or two spots in East Anglia doing nicely, if you are far
enough way to Wales from that weather front, you might see the odd
patch of rain, but it's a hope rather than a guarantee, overnight
the warm front fizzles, the cold front moves in Scotland, Northern
Ireland, into western parts and it helps that blanket of cloud to keep
the temperatures up. That is not the case as we come to East Anglia and
the south-east, where there will be a chilly and frosty start to the day
in those area, all the while that front dangles across the border,
working into the north of England to the south-west, leaden skies here,
murky fayre on the hills. It is mild in Scotland, Northern Ireland, but
having had that chilly start bright skies yes, but the temperatures
struggle. So that is the first couple of days, on into middle part
of the week. Do things change? Not really. There is this influx of mild
air from the Atlantic, which will boost the temperatures in Northern
Ireland and Scotland, but and it is a significant but, into the
south-east, it will be on the chilly side by night and day. That could be
your daytime maximum. Why the discrepancy? It is because the mild
air has flooded in from the Atlantic to some but not all, that south-east
quarter is tapping in to a really cold continent. You will notice as
far south and west as Madrid. Never better than minus one. It makes a
difference whether you are on the southern flank or as we have seen
the relatively milder airs coming into northern and western parts of
the British Isles helping to get the temperatures up. Fairly settled
fare, just beginning to each things out by the latter part of the week.
There is still a lot of cloud, but predominantly dry.
A reminder of our main story this lunchtime:
The President-elect Donald Trump promises a quick trade deal
with the UK after he takes office on Friday.
That's all from the BBC News at One, so it's goodbye from me