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The Prime Minister says the UK cannot remain a member of the single


In her most detailed speech since the Brexit vote,


Theresa May said instead a global Britain would seek a bold


and ambitious free trade agreement with the EU.


And the Prime Minister confirmed that a final EU deal will be put


to the vote in both houses of parliament.


The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union and my job is to get


the right deal for Britain as we do. There's been mixed


reaction to the speech. The Lib Dem leader, Tim Farron,


said the plan would be, This is a theft of democracy, a


presumption that those people, the 51.9% of people who voted to leave


in June last year meant the most extreme version of Brexit available.


The rate of inflation rose sharply last month,


largely due to higher prices for fuel and food.


The Libyan man who claims Britain was involved in abducting


and transporting him to Tripoli is given the go-ahead


A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murdering


a 16-year-old girl, Leonne Weeks, who was found yesterday


And how Donald Trump's latest tweet in praise of his daughter, Ivanka,


And coming up in the sport on BBC News, another good day for British


players at the Australian Open, with Heather Watson among those


Good afternoon and welcome to the BBC News at One.


The Prime Minister says the UK will leave the European single


market when it quits the Eurpoean Union.


In her long-awaited speech on the impact of Britain leaving


the EU, Theresa May said instead she would seek a bold and ambitious


new free trade agreement with Europe for a global Britain.


Mrs May also confirmed that any final deal could be phased in,


and that both houses of Parliament will get to vote on it.


We'll be getting political and business reaction,


and explaining what it will mean for the UK.


But first, our political correspondent, Iain Watson,


on Theresa May's vision of Brexit Britain.


Good morning, what is the plan? You have had the slogan, Brexit means


Brexit and today we saw some of the substance. Theresa May voted to


remain in the European Union but she consulted leading Leave campaigners.


What's the plan for Brexit? Boris Johnson and David Davies, over the


most important speech and she has made since becoming Prime Minister.


She didn't give a detailed plan for Brexit but she set out a direction


of travel. Not partial membership of the European union, associate


membership, or anything that leaves us half in, half out. I want to be


clear, what I proposing cannot mean a membership of Single Market.


Inside the European Single Market there are no trade barriers, no


tariffs between member states but they have to abide by common rules,


including the free movement of people as well as goods, making it


difficult to limit immigration. The Prime Minister said she wanted a


free-trade deal with the EU, but control of UK Borders is politically


important. The message to the public before and during the referendum


campaign was clear, Brexit must mean control of the number of people who


come to Britain from Europe. She said Britain would have to come out


of some aspects of the EU customs union, or possibly leave entirely.


It imposes a charge on products coming from outside the EU. Full


membership would limit the ability to do the kind of trade deals that


the Prime Minister favours. It is true that full customs union


membership prevents us from negotiating our own comprehensive


trade deals. I want Britain to be able to negotiate its own trade


agreements. But I also want tariff free trade with Europe and


cross-border trade there to be as frictionless as possible. There were


changes the government wants to make in the relationship with the EU, the


Prime Minister hinted she wanted to give businesses time to adjust. It


is in no one's interests for there to be a cliff edge to businesses or


eight threat to stability as we change our existing relationship.


The Prime Minister has given us more clarity today but she has also given


more ammunition to her opponents to their attack, previously announcing


statements such as a red, white and blue Brexit. Today, the battle lines


of Brexit seem more firmly drawn. Through the speech there seem to be


the implied threat that if all the optimism of a deal with the European


Union didn't work, we would move into a low tax corporate taxation,


bargain basement economy on the shores of Europe. I think the Prime


Minister mustn't wave the white flag and give up on membership of the


Single Market. If she cares about Britain's future, if she's going to


fight our corner, she must be fighting for Britain to be in the


Single Market even if we leave the European Union. The really difficult


bit for the Prime Minister will be to persuade the other 27 member


countries to listen to the UK's demands. She has made it clear that


no deal would be better than a bad deal and MPs will get the final say.


Iain Watson, BBC News. So the Prime Minister has


confirmed that Britain will leave the single market,


and wants a different relationship with what's known


as the European customs union. Our Economics Correspondent,


Andy Verity, is here to explain. The reason this is economically


important is because we sell more goods and services


to the 27 member countries of the European Union


than to anywhere else. It's our biggest trading partner,


not least because it's our closest trading partner, with nearly


half our exports going If you're a British


exporter, it's very obvious Whatever you make in the UK,


you can sell anywhere in the EU, You can also invest capital


anywhere, and any member country can invest in your country,


member states promise not And in theory at least, you also


have free movement of services. And, more controversially,


free movement of people. The fear is if we leave


the Single Market, our exporters won't be able to sell as much


to our main trading partner, so the economy


will grow more slowly. There'd be a similar effect


if we left the customs union. Before the EU, countries used


to try to stop cheap imports undercutting their own industries,


especially with high value goods a form of tax to make


the goods more expensive. Under the customs union,


members of the EU agreed to scrap tariffs


on each other's goods. But if we exit the


customs union, those tariffs might come back,


making for example, our car That's one reason the pound


dropped so sharply here after the referendum,


because of fears we'd export less, of its value and that's


started to drive up prices. to this Heathrow -based haulier, the


effect is obvious, because the pound is weak and you need more pounds to


buy the same goods in dollars. Fuel had been falling in price but on


today's inflation numbers it is up by 10%. The company can absorb the


cost but not for ever. The cost of the fuel starts to bite and


eventually will have to put in a fuel surcharge like everybody else


in the industry. When we go past a certain level. We cannot afford to


keep the costs in house. The effect of the weaker pound is most obvious


up the supply chain where raw materials, mostly imported, have


gone up by 15.8%. So far producers haven't passed this on with prices


up 2.7%. Only now is that starting to feed through to shop prices, up


1.6%. Sterling is happening an impact and we are seeing factory


gate data pushing upmarket Lee and that is the fall in sterling since


the Brexit vote that is driving that. The biggest impact has yet to


come because contracts have to be renewed and that is when we think


inflation moves up much further from the 1.6% we've seen today, above 3%.


Food prices are lower than they were last year but goods prices generally


had been falling for most of the last two years and they aren't any


more. The return of inflation may be temporary, or if workers start


demanding higher wages it could become permanent. The weak pound has


prompted US companies who do a lot of business in the UK to bump up


their prices. It may be making the same money or more in the UK in


pounds but when that is exchanged for dollars it is much less, so the


likes of Apple are raising UK prices to make up. An application costing


79p will cost 99p, a 25% rise. Let's speak to our Assistant


Political Editor, Norman Smith. It has been a long time coming but


finally some fresh on the bone, the Prime Minister's vision of


post-Brexit Britain. I think we are a bit further forward. We've learned


a bit today but we absolutely have not been given Mrs May's blueprint


for Brexit. She was not drawing back the curtains on her master plan for


leaving the European Union. We learned, yes, we are leaving the


Single Market, something that many would say has been inevitable since


Mrs May signalled she wanted to end freedom of movement and the


jurisdiction of the European Court. MPs are going to vote on the final


deal and Mrs May is not interested in some sort of associate membership


of the union. But on key areas such as immigration, Willie we are no


further forward. She said she wanted to reduce the numbers but no clarity


on the mechanism for doing so. On customs union, she said she wanted


the benefits of being outside, to negotiate trade deals but she wanted


the benefits of remaining inside to ensure tariff free trade. Similarly


on a possible transitional deal, she said she wanted to avoid permanent


Purgatory, but no clarity on the time we may have for the


transitional period. The reason for this ambiguity in these key areas is


because Mrs May is deeply wary of revealing her intentions to our EU


partners ahead of the critical negotiations. She said she will not


be pressed into revealing more than she has two, if she fears is going


to damage the national interest. There are, I suggest, two other


reasons we didn't learn more. One, there is still active debate and


discussion and disagreement within government over critical areas like


immigration and finally, Mrs May is instinctively a cautious politician


who is reluctant to reveal more than she absolutely has to do. Norman


Smith, thank you. Let's speak our correspondent


in Brussels, Gavin Lee. Mrs May warned Europe's leaders that


no deal for Britain was better than a bad deal. What we action so far?


There are two take aways from it, the fault is a bit clearer. I spoke


to different ministries where they thought that the Single Market may


be something that Britain would like to remain in -- the fog is clearer.


It allows the negotiating teams for the EU to converge on a position


before the negotiations start proper when Article 50 is triggered. Early


reaction around capitals within an hour of the speech. In Germany the


Foreign Ministry said they welcomed the clarity of seven months, they


can work out a good deal. From Latvia and the Czech Republic, they


believe this is a good first opener from Theresa May. The former Swedish


Foreign Minister saying that this wave mistake and this is not what he


wanted to see and that for Sweden this will worsen relations between


Britain and the EU. I don't think this is entirely flattering. No


comment from the main institutions, the European Commission. We are told


in Strasbourg that many commissioners were watching the


speech a short while ago so I think through the afternoon we will see


how the European union acts the -- reacts but we will find out more.


So what's the reaction from business leaders,


many of whom are in Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum?


Our Business Editor, Simon Jack, is there.


What has been the reaction so far? We got a very clear message, no ifs,


no buts, no Single Market and as Norman was saying, most companies


had conceded, it is and what they wanted but they have accepted that


reality as being incompatible with ambitions to control migration.


Interested to hear more detail on the transitional period, what


happens two years from triggering Article 50. She said we won't have


some never-ending standstill agreement, where we keep


negotiating, we want the deal struck within two years with some


implementation phases so everyone can get used to the idea. Businesses


are worried that getting the deal in principle in two years is


unrealistic and what we might do is fall off a cliff into this


regulatory and trade no man's land and people have warned that would be


damaging. Interesting that she repeated the threat that Philip


Hammond raised, that if we don't get a good deal, if you play hardball,


we can lower taxes and change the economic model, becoming a lower tax


jurisdiction for multinational companies. Some people would say


that this isn't what people voted for, but that is the aggressive


tone. Businesses are worried that the timetable she has for completing


the deals is a bit unrealistic. Thank you for joining us.


What about the voters? Six months after the referendum, what do people


make of Mrs May's speech? Our correspondent, Phil Mackie,


has been to Birmingham, where people voted by a narrow


margin to leave the European Union. When the country voted


to leave the EU last year, it was a close vote nationally,


52% in favour of Brexit, Half a million people went


to the polls in this city and the winning margin for Leave


was only just under 4,000 votes. So now people have an inkling


of what Brexit means, If it's too high a price to remain


in the single market in terms of the price we have


to pay for immigration, I'm afraid to say that


although I voted to stay in, it probably makes sense


because going forward, Making the coffees are Maria from


Slovakia and Veronica from Hungary. Both might be allowed to stay,


but in the future for people wanting to work here,


life could be more difficult. I would like to choose what country


I want to live in or work in. So if I have to leave


just because of Brexit, The salary is much better


than Hungary, even for the same job. And for the English manager of this


independent coffee shop, tougher border controls would mean


a real headache when One out of ten CVs that


come over the counter on a weekly basis are European,


so if that was restricted, it would be difficult to recruit


people, especially full-time members of staff that


are hard to come by. For many in the second city,


the prospect of Brexit is still filled with optimism,


but in a city that's so evenly split, others are still left


with a bitter taste. A Libyan man has won the right


to sue the British government, including the foreign secretary


at the time, Jack Straw, Abdul Hakim Belhaj, a former


opponent of Colonel Gaddafi, was arrested in Bangkok,


taken to Libya and questioned Here's our Home Affairs


Correspondent, Tom Symonds. Colonel Gaddafi has been


toppled, and it's chaos. Among the files strewn


across the offices of his security service, a document comes to light


suggesting that Britain played a part in the abduction and torture


of a Libyan dissident. He's Abdul-Hakim Belhaj,


once regarded as a terror suspect. Now he's been told by Britain's


highest court that he can sue MI6 and the Government,


which tried to halt the case. The Supreme Court unanimously


dismisses the Government's appeals. Normally, the English courts can't


consider cases involving what foreign governments


have done abroad. But in this judgment,


the Supreme Court has concluded that that doesn't prevent the courts


here from considering British After all, it says, these


are serious allegations of torture, regarded as abhorrent


in English law. In this jail, Mr Belhaj


says he was tortured after he and his pregnant wife


were intercepted by US In the key document,


an MI6 officer appears to write to a Gaddafi official welcoming


the safe arrival of Mr Belhaj using his alternative name,


but also describing him The letter says intelligence that


led to his capture was British. A court will now be asked


to consider whether the UK was involved, but Mr Belhaj


and his supporters say he and his wife believe it doesn't


need to go that far. For them, it's really


just about justice. All they've really wanted


is an apology, an acknowledgement from Britain that what happened


to Mr Belhaj and Ms Bouchar, a pregnant woman at the time


of her rendition, was wrong. Labour's Jack Straw


was Foreign Secretary at the time and is now lead defendant


in the case. He says he acted within the law


and was never complicit Tom Symonds, BBC News,


at the Supreme Court. Theresa May says the UK will not


remain a member of the single market It's day two of our road trip


through Donald Trump's America. Today, we're heading to Chicago,


the hometown of Barack Obama. Coming up in sport at half-past,


six-time Paralympic champion David Weir says he'll never race


for Great Britain again after voicing his frustration


with governing body British The inquests into the death of 30


British tourists at a Tunisia Beach resort 80 months ago is under way


this morning. The court has been hearing


from a senior Foreign Office official who has been


defending the travel advice Our correspondent Richard


Galpin has the latest. Day two of the inquest,


and for the families of those killed, a chance to hear more


crucial testimony from the Foreign Office


and from the tourism company which sold them


the These are the 30 British


holiday-makers who were Could more have been


done to warn them of the risks of travelling to Tunisia


in June 2015, just months after a major terrorist attack


in the capital? This video played in the courtroom


yesterday shows the gunman, Seifeddine Rezgui,


arriving in the resort near Sousse at the start


his attack, proof that he had accomplices who were probably linked


to the earlier atrocity in the capital.


And the way rescue was able to systematically shoot dead so many


tourists has shown how little security there was


At the resort, even though the Tunisians had said security had been


improved. Today a senior Foreign Office


official admitted they had not been formally monitoring the security


arrangements in Tunisia, but said their chocolate by stress the high


risk of terrorist attacks, including in areas visited by foreigners.


Next in lime to give evidence here will be TUI, the parent company of


Thomson which sold all the package holidays to those who were killed.


It is also likely to face some tough questions. Richard Galpin, BBC News


at the High Court in London. An 18-year-old man has been arrested


on suspicion of the murder of a teenage girl whose body


was found on a pathway in Rotherham. The girl has been named locally


as 16-year-old Leonne Weeks. South Yorkshire Police say her body


was found by members Our correspondent Danny


Savage is in Rotherham. Apologies, we don't seem to have the


sounds to Danny Savage at the moment. The rest of the news...


The search for a Malaysian airliner that vanished three years ago


with 239 people on board has been called off.


An underwater search for debris from Flight MH370 has failed


to discover a significant amount of wreckage.


The families of those on board say the decision to stop


The plane disappeared on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing


One of the unions behind the Southern rail strikes has agreed to


suspend three days of industrial action next week while fresh talks


hosted by the TUC take place. Representatives from the drivers'


union Aslef will meet for talks on Wednesday.


The last man to walk on the Moon, the astronaut Gene Cernan,


Captain Cernan was one of only three people to go to the Moon


twice and as commander of Nasa's Apollo 17 mission.


He was the last man to leave a footprint


His death means only six of the 12 men who have walked


In four days' time Donald Trump takes over the White House,


becoming the 45th president of the United States.


It marks the end of Barack Obama's eight years in the Oval Office.


All this week, our correspondent Jon Kay is travelling along Highway


Today he's in Chicago, Illinois where Barack Obama


began his political career, and where people have been


reflecting on the legacy he leaves behind.


Right through the middle of Donald Trump's America.


To get a sense of the country he is taking over.


But our next stop is not Trump territory.


This is Barack Obama's favourite diner.


He lived round the corner before he was president


As a nurse, she likes the changes he made to health care,


She worries Donald Trump will overturn the reforms,


Many of them will be very sick, can't get medicine.


Her son Daniel thought having a black president would mean


But he fears Donald Trump's brand of populism is now


I do feel my safety might be, you know, in danger.


Because it is something that you can see from the energy that Trump built


and the way that people express themselves who support Trump.


A lot of them have certain beliefs in things like that that do not


Some here do question the Obama legacy and think change is overdue.


Aspiring businesswoman Erika hopes Donald Trump


I believe that he's going to open up doors for small business owners,


hopefully, that's trying to create big businesses.


Maybe you will be as rich as Donald Trump in a few years?


Elgin, where nearly half the population is Hispanic.


Donald Trump's plans to build a giant wall along


the Mexican border mean many here cannot support him.


But some views here may surprise you.


Rosa hopes a wall would help stop illegal immigrants.


We have our own problems here in America, so...


You know, to add more of them coming over here, I think...


And in the choir, Margarita hopes Donald Trump will safeguard her


I'm so excited and I'm so happy for him.


And we should not be afraid of anything, not


It seems this Hispanic community is split, just as America is split.


And tomorrow Jon Kay continues his journey down Route 45.


It's a month since Syrian government forces re-took rebel areas


of the country's second city, Aleppo.


Now new peace talks are due to begin next week between the Syrian


government and some of the rebel groups who've been fighting


against President Assad's regime for the last six years.


Well we can talk now to our Middle East editor,


Describe what life is like they're now, Jeremy? In the eastern sections


of the city that were captured by the regime, life is really very


hard. No running water, no mains power and a massive amount of


devastation. What you see behind me is a tiny fraction of what has


happened in this city. You can drive a couple of miles in one direction


of East Aleppo and everything is destroyed, a couple of miles in the


other direction and everything is destroyed. It is really that bad. I


have been to lots of war is over the years and the only place I have seen


that rivals this in terms of sheer destruction is Grozny in Chechnya in


the former Soviet Union in the mid-90s when the Russian army


absolutely hammered it. East Aleppo was absolutely


pulverised. Jeremy Bowen with the latest from Aleppo.


An awful lot of cloud. If you were with those yesterday we were looking


at this sort of satellite picture. There are variations on the scene. I


want to fly you towards the thick clouds and old weather fronts, if


you have spent the morning underneath it like in Bridlington,


Stafford and a number of other places, pretty miserable. Pieces of


rain and drizzle. Turning towards East Anglia and the south-east,


recent clouds, that becomes what cloud? The Weather Watchers are


talking the talk for as admirably. If you are beginning to get a bit


envious of that south-eastern quarter with all the sunshine if you


have not seen any so far today and are not likely to see any, it comes


at a price. Three degrees, some even lower than that, with the mild


breezes over the eastern side of Scotland, 13 degrees.


As soon as the sun is done, the temperatures will fall away again in


the south-eastern quarter. With the breeze and more cloud across


northern and western parts it keeps the temperatures up. The towns and


cities will be around about zero, 1 degrees or so. In the countryside


across the south-east and night, -4-macro or five.


There is something going on here. The last significant influence for


the south-eastern quarter was tapping into a relatively cold


continent. Those are the daytime maximum is yet again across the


heart of the continent. The reason for the connection


between the tumour grows a high without getting too. ??Nospace 'S


Army, there is that flow, so as was the case again,, it will be dry,


bright and frosty again. Breezy, wetting cloudy across the


North West of Scotland. The old fronts might have never voted for


rain across the Midlands and Wales. Again we have a different she Asian


by day and night and the temperatures between the rest of the


country on the south-eastern quarter. We begin to smooth that I


somewhat into Thursday, we lose some of the flow from the continent,


still a lot of cloud. Temperature is just beginning to even up a touch,


seven or 8 degrees pretty much covers it. Still a lot of cloud


towards the weekend, not much breeze for many of us but temperatures


beginning to settle in the middle of that wide disparity, around about


seven will cover it. A reminder of our main


story this lunchtime... The Prime Minister says the UK


cannot remain a member of the single market after it has left the EU.


The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union, and my job is to get


the right deal for Britain as we do. Mixed reaction to the speech. Labour


leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on the premised to be clearer about her


long-term objectives on the UK's withdrawal from the EU and say she


wants to have her cake and eat it when it comes to the single market.


Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said the plan would be bad for Britain.


This is a festive democracy, a presumption that the 51.9% of people


who voted to leave in June last year meant the most extreme version of


Brexit possible. More on the BBC News Channel, but


that is all from us. Goodbye from me, now the


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