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America will build a wall on the Mexican border,
says President Trump, as he prepares to unveil plans
He's expected to set in motion his election pledge
to build the 2,000 mile long wall and explain how it will be paid for.
And it's understood he'll sign executive orders to restrict
immigration and impose tougher visa regulations on a number
We will have the latest from Washington and from Mexico.
Also on the programme this lunchtime....
I can confirm to the house that the plan will be set out in a White
Paper published to this house. A climb-down for the Prime Minister
as Theresa May says she will publish her plan for Brexit in a white paper
for parliament's scrutiny. High heels, make up
and revealing clothes - women are experiencing widespread
discrimination when it comes We report on the rise of
the counterfeit industry in China - fakes that are so good even the Lego
boss can't tell the difference. This is Lego. This is Lego, you're
telling me? This is not Lego. It's trying to be Lego, is my assessment
of it. Out of Vogue - after
25 years at the helm, the editor of British Vogue,
Alexandra Shulman, And coming up in the
sport on BBC News... Serena Williams has backed
Britain's Joanna Konta to be a future Australian Open champion -
despite knocking her out in Good afternoon, and welcome
to the BBC News at One. Donald Trump is promising a "big
day" on national security today, as he makes good on his
pre-election promises to crack down on immigration, and
tighten internal security. He's expected to give details of how
America will build its wall along He's also expected to halve
the number of refugees allowed into the US,
and tighten visa controls on visitors from a number
of predominantly Muslim countries. Opponents have reacted
with alarm to the plans, as David Willis now
reports from Washington. We're going to have our
borders nice and strong. It was the soundtrack
to Donald Trump's unorthodox campaign for president -
a call to build a wall along America's southern
border with Mexico. Now he seems set to press ahead
with measures he believes are vital to stemming the illegal flow
of immigrants into The President on his
Twitter account said simply: He's vowed to make Mexico
pay for it what's more, although the Mexican government
has refused to do so. TRANSLATION: We recognise
that the United States has a right to build the wall,
even though we don't like it. But it's another thing to get
a neighbouring country to pay We have said many times
that this is unacceptable. It's the clear position
of the Mexican government Later in the week, to round off
a busy start to his presidency, Mr Trump is expected to sign
executive orders, closing America's borders to refugees,
and limiting access to citizens from seven African and
Middle Eastern countries - countries the administration
believes export terrorism. They're mainly Muslim countries,
but the mantra of the Trump A country that traditionally
has opened its doors to immigrants is about to head
in the opposite direction. In a moment we'll talk
to our correspondent in Washington, but first let's go to
Will Grant in Mexico City. The big question is how this school
is going to be paid. -- this wall. There is a lot that Mexicans may
disagree with, but if there is one thing they can rally around it their
hatred, their complete rejection of this wall. I bet the body from the
top politicians to workers in car factories -- everybody, from the top
politicians to ordinary people up and down the country reject this
Friday and their clear that Mexico will not pay for it. That's what
they say. This is having a great impact on the popularity of the
President here, and wreak a Pena Nieto, who is due to meet Mr Trump
in Washington, DC on the 31st. It has hit him hard, he's facing the
lowest popularity figures of any Mexican President for two decades.
It is his handling of this particular issue that has hurt him
so hard. As far as Mexicans are concerned, they simply will not be
paying for this - either before or after the event, in terms of
remittances, some kind of control of taxes, whatever it is that Mr Trump
is proposing, you can be very sure that Mexicans will oppose it. Thank
you. And we can speak to our
correspondent in Washington, President Trump has promised a lot
more detail on national security, but he's also said he will have more
detail and an investigation that he has announced he will launch this
morning into voter fraud. It's interesting. Donald Trump won the
election here fair and square under the rules of the constitution, he
won 33 states, 306 electoral votes, but he didn't win the popular vote.
Hillary Clinton got 3 million more votes than him countrywide, and he
doesn't like it one bit. Several times he said that there has been
voter fraud. He is now announced this investigation. There is no
evidence of voter fraud on anything like that scale. I think his aides
will be pulling their hair out this morning because this kind of thing
is likely to overshadow what should be a very big day for him in terms
of fulfilling one of his promises - the wall. Plus those other measures
on immigration. We are looking at a potential temporary ban on refugees
coming into the United States. 85,000 came in last year. That will
have a huge impact worldwide. And again these huge views of
restrictions on seven countries from North Africa and the Middle East,
pending the imposition on what they are going to call in the long run
"Extreme vetting." That could all be subject to legal challenge,
particularly because they are predominantly Muslim country. The
lawyers could say it is discriminating on religious grounds
and that is unconstitutional. Thank you, both.
And you can get much more on these first days of the Trump presidency.
That's 100 Days with Katty Kay in Washington, and Christian Fraser
The Prime Minister has backed down in the Commons after pressure to
publish the UK's plans on how the UK will leave the European Union.
Theresa May now says the government will publish a formal White Paper
for scrutiny. She had been under pressure from Labour MPs and a
number of conservatives to produce a policy document. It will be separate
from the legislation MPs will vote on, which would trigger the process
of leaving the EU. A bizarre political correspondent.
-- here is our political correspondent.
Off to the Commons. Yesterday a Supreme Court ruled against the
Prime Minister, forcing her to consult parliament before starting
formal Brexit negotiations. That wasn't enough for some MPs who
complained about the lack of a clear vision of the government's plans.
Order, questions to the Prime Minister.
But today she sought to seize the initiative with an unexpected
announcement. I can confirm to the house that our
plan will be set out in a White Paper.
A White Paper, formerly setting up the government's approach, was a
central demand of the opposition. The Labour leaders struggle to
rethink his attack. Because we know when this like paper
is going to be available to us -- could we know when this White Paper
is going to be available to us and why it's taken so long to get a?
Theresa May said the timing was less important than negotiating a good
deal. C and others asked for a White
Paper. I've been clear there will be a White Paper. What I'm also clear
about is that the Right Honourable gentleman always ask about process.
About the means to the end. I miss government focusing on the outcomes.
With focusing... -- I and this government. Jeremy Corbyn was
determined that it would mean cutting taxes on big business.
Will she offer some clarity and some certainty and withdraw the threat to
destroy the social sector -- structure of this country by turning
us into the bargain basement she clearly threatens?
Tomorrow the government will publish the deal to get Parliament's
improvement for starting formal Brexit negotiations. Ministers are
confident they can get it through without significant setbacks. But
long and complex battles lie ahead. Let's speak to our Assistant
Poltiical Editor, Norman Smith. How big a climb-down is this for the
Prime Minister? Well, make no mistake, it is a climb-down because
Downing Street have repeatedly rebuffed the idea of publishing a
White Paper. I was speaking to some of Mrs May's people this morning and
they said they would not publish a White Paper because if they get MPs
out they will move onto demanding something else. And in the Commons
Mrs May gets up and says, we are going to publish. But it strikes me
as quite a crafty climb-down because politically this is a concession Mrs
May was perhaps always planning to make. Because governments almost
always published a White Paper before they going to negotiations
about other EU treaties. So she may always have intended to do this. And
you sense that for many conservatives, this will keep them
on board. Because there were a group of Tory MPs poised to side with
opposition politicians to vote against Mrs May and demanded White
Paper. So she has defused that and wrong-footed Jeremy Corbyn, who
lined up in the Commons to ask her a whole are critical questions about
the White Paper. He was left somewhat trying to find his way. So,
yes, it's the climb-down. But it's quite a clever climb-down. And one
which Mrs May must always have intended to make. One other thing to
say, in the last few minutes we've been told by Downing Street that the
bill to trigger article 50 will be published tomorrow. That is going to
be the next focus of possible argy-bargy over Brexit, as MPs look
at that and decide what sort of amendments they want to table. So
that is going to be the next big bust up over Brexit.
Thank you. A man has been arrested
in connection with alleged threats against the campaigner Gina Miller,
who led the Brexit court case The 50-year-old man was arrested in
London's Knightsbridge this morning. Our legal correspondent,
Clive Coleman, is here. What more can you tell us? Officers
from the Met's anti-cyber crime unit, Operation Vulcan, the rest of
this 50-year-old man this morning in Knightsbridge this morning on
suspicion of racially aggravated malicious communication. The arrest
is in connection with a complaint made on the 6th of November by Gina
Miller. She's the woman who successfully challenged the
government's plans to trigger article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty
without an act of Parliament. She won her case at the Court yesterday.
It relates to threats made online and a second unrelated comment
believed to have been made by the same suspect in August 20 16. The
arrested man is currently in custody at a central London police station.
As part of the same investigation, we are told that the police issued
eight cease and desist notices to various individuals around the UK.
They do what they say on the tin. Those notices that they if you don't
stop the behaviour you're involved with, that could lead to police
action. Speaking to me in December following the Supreme Court hearing,
Gina Miller outline the general nature of the threats she has faced.
The sexual violence is very vile and I wouldn't like to say,
but anything you can probably imagine is what I've
Then there have been particular death threats
about slitting my throat, or beheading me, or whatever it is.
Today's arrest is separate from the arrest by officers from the same Met
unit in early December, during the Supreme Court hearing itself, of a
55-year-old man in Swindon on suspicion of the same offence. He
was released on bail. Clive, thank you.
David Cameron has called for more funding for dementia
research as he revealed that he is the new president of
The former Prime Minister says the focus on Alzheimers research
lags too far behind that for cancer and strokes.
He says he wants to "win the battle of priorities" because dementia
shouldn't be written off as "an inevitability of later life".
The laws which ban sexist dress rules at work aren't
being enforced properly, according to a group of MPs.
It follows the case of a woman who was sent home from her job
at an accountancy firm for not wearing high heeled shoes,
while the same company had no dress code for men.
When MPs began to investigate the story, they were inundated
with complaints from women with similar experiences.
The receptionist who wouldn't give in. Nicola Thorp refused to wear
heels between 2-4 inches high. She kept her flat shoes on, was sent
home without pay, and now MPs have taken up are caused. The report is
great because it doesn't just focus on high heels. This was never just
about a pair of shoes. It's about how women are viewed in the
workplace. There's so much pressure on women to not just look
professional, but to look attractive.
MPs heard from hundreds of women who said they had hurt their backs,
wearing crippling pain and thought being forced to wear heels was
sexist. Now there is a call for awareness campaigns and bigger fines
for employers. It's just common sense. If people
use their common sense. There are a lot of people wearing flat shoes
now, which is the fashion. That's what it should be. You shouldn't
have to totter around in high heels if you don't want to. Dress codes at
work have to comply with health and safety regulation to reduce the risk
of injury, and with the equality act which bans dissemination.
While there was likely to be differences between the way men and
women present themselves, what is applied should be reasonable, which
applies to heavy make-up, too. The government says what happened to
Nicola Thorp over high heels was unlawful. But MPs have found that
the pressure on women is widespread and most would like to see something
done about it. You're wearing high heels. Have you been forced?
Definitely not. Looking smart is subjective. Wearing flat shoes
doesn't necessarily make you look not smart. If I feel comfortable in
heels, I will. But if I don't, I don't think I have two. It should
not be a thing. I think there is a feeling that
wearing high heels is more feminine, that it is smarter. I've never been
told to wear heels. If you were, what would you do? I would be very,
very put off working for that company. The campaign over high
heels has highlighted the tyranny some women feel subjected to over
their appearance. MPs are saying more still needs to be done to make
sure they comes into work in the shoes they choose.
Donald Trump is to unveil his plans to build a wall with Mexico,
stop refugees entering the US, and tighten visa controls
As the cold snap continues, reports of a sharp rise
in the number of people sleeping rough on England's streets.
Liverpool playmaker Phillippe Coutinho has signed
a new five-year contract, worth around ?150,000 a week, making him
the highest-paid player at the club.
China may be one the world's biggest producers of many of the things
we buy, but it's also gaining a reputation as one of the world's
Some of the most famous high street brands are losing out
on billions of pounds in trade, because of counterfeiters.
Their merchandise is often so good, it's impossible to tell
the difference between what's real and what's not, as our correspondent
in Beijing, Robin Brant, found out when he went to speak
Billions and billions of these little plastic bricks have been sold
the world over, and now Lego is betting big on China.
What started out with hand-cut bricks in Denmark in 1949 is now
a $100 million state-of-the-art operation near Shanghai.
But they are not the only ones doing it.
Copies like this and fakes or counterfeits are prolific in China.
Lego is currently suing the firm behind this copycat Star Wnrs model.
So how easy is it to spot the difference?
We bought a real one and a copycat and asked the experts.
If you have to ask me to guess, I would say this one, maybe.
The truth is, they look and feel almost identical.
The copy's so good, in fact, that even the boss of that huge
I would say this is Lego and this is not.
Bought from Toy'R'Us yesterday, built by my daughter.
It is trying to be Lego, is my assessment of it.
Lego is not the only foreign firm investing big in China but having
White Evoques like this sell particulalrly well.
But the British firm has been powerless to stop this.
Tucked away on a Shanghai side street, this is a Land Wind.
It's similar on the inside and very, very similar on the outside,
This is our copycat that caught people out.
You can buy him and the real thing on the huge online
They took down thousands of links to copycat Lego products last year
alone, but the toy maker is still pursuing manufacturers
in the courts because even the boss cannot tell the difference.
There's been a big increase in the number
of people sleeping rough - with more than half the councils
Overall more than 4,000 people a night were sleeping rough last
year - a 16% increase on the year before.
The homelessness charity Crisis says the numbers are going up
From Birmingham, Seema Kotecha, sent this report.
As the darkness creeps in, the wind chill begins to bite.
Those who have nowhere to go look for shelter.
With outreach worker Paul, we come across Bob, who has been
Well, I'm used to being alone, I have done that for most
of my life, but sometimes I like a bit of company.
I did have some people who'd used to come and sit here and talk to me.
Yeah, I've got virtually everything I need.
The number of rough sleepers in England has increased
Local authority counts and estimates show that in autumnm 2015
But counts carried out in November last year show
Well as we were walking by Paul just stopped to check up on this
He said that he was in a lot of pain.
He said he had actually been assaulted in the night.
So Paul called the paramedics and they're just making sure he's OK.
We think they're probably going to have to take him
to hospital because it seems there is something
We were told he was discharged later that day.
Some charities blame council cuts for putting more vulnerable
Local authority budgets have been reduced by around 20% over the past
six years which they say have led to fewer services.
Homelessness is affected by austerity, the cuts that have
come down from nationally, the cuts to the NHS,
local authorities and also those in terms of benefit caps,
that has a huge impact on why people are on the streets.
Birmingham City council are doing a lot to try to reduce this
by partnership work, we are working with key agencies,
we are doing outreach, surgeries, and we are actually listening
The government says by 2020 it will have invested
more than ?500 million on tackling homelessness.
But with a further squeeze on council spending expected
in April, there are concerns that hostels and shelters
Four school children, all under the age of 13,
have been taken to hospital after taking cocaine,
It happened at Broadstone Middle School at Poole in Dorset.
Our correspondent, Duncan Kennedy, is there.
A strange and potentially very disturbing incident. It happened on
January the 3rd although it has only just come to light. What seems to
have happened judging from what the police and headteacher said is that
the pupil turned up the school, we do not know how old they wear, with
white powder. Three other children then became involved, they all
thought it was sweets but for some reason the alarm is raised, police
were called to the school. Also Southwest ambulance who turn up and
check over the children. The children are sent to hospital as a
precaution, given a check over and sent home and police said there was
no suggestion that the children ingested anything. The police are
confirming that this was cocaine. We have no further details than that.
What the headteacher saying, is that we would like to reassure parents
that the incident was dealt with swiftly and in line with our
policies. She went on to say police enquiries are ongoing regarding the
incident and as such we are unable to comment any further. So far as
Dorset Police, all we're saying is that a 32-year-old man has been
arrested on drugs offences, he has been bailed to appear again in
February and their enquiries are continuing. No further details of
the moment but those for children involved are said to be safe and
well and did not ingest anything although it has been confirmed that
this was cocaine. Women MPs say they're experiencing
unprecedented levels Around two thirds said
they felt "less safe", following the murder of the Labour
MP, Jo Cox, last summer. Some reported death threats,
with more than half of those questioned by the BBC saying
they had had physical threats. Our political correspondent,
Ellie Price, has more. NEWSREEL: It gives me the greatest
pleasure to introduce to you the new It took a long time to get
women into Parliament. The first female MP to take
her seat, Nancy Astor, They fought and died to get
representation in Parliament, but now modern women MPs
face their own struggle. Right, so what you're looking
at are tweets, the abusive tweets Anne McLaughlin MP won't read
the abuse she receives online, which is just as well,
it's deeply personal. It's very tempting if you're alone
at night and nobody can see you if you get upset and you cry,
to just have a look. But it is not just hurtful
insults on social media, there's an even darker side of death
threats and violence. Jo Cox was murdered outside her
constituency surgery last June. Such threats are of course faced
by male Members of Parliament too, but two thirds of the female MPs
we spoke to say they have felt And well over half have
received a physical threat I've had death threats
towards myself and my family, one of which the police
are investigating. And one where an extremely graphic
image of a beheaded corpse was sent to me with the threat that,
you know, for the life I have young children,
so I take that extremely seriously. This is the room where
I hold my surgeries. Tulip Siddique, begrudgingly, now
makes sure she has security whenever Well, this building
is a secure building, there is a police presence outside,
the staff are very supportive, It's all paints rather a grim
picture and certainly the majority of MPs we spoke to say
they are concerned that hearing about this sort of abuse might put
off good new people, good new women, from
wanting to become MPs. In fact a third of those we heard
from said they had considered giving up their job here in Parliament
because of it. And the majority we heard from say,
despite the difficulties, the job is a privilege and well
worth the flak. She's the editor who persuaded
the Duchess of Cambridge to appear on the front of the centenary
edition of Vogue, but today Alexandra Shulman, has said she's
stepping down from the job She's been in charge
for a quarter of a century, but she said she now wanted
to "experience a different life". In the world of high fashion and the
catwalk show you know where you stand, by where you sit. For 25
years the front row seat of British fashion has belonged to Alexandra
Shulman. In a world all about what is new she has been a constant
figure in an era in which British fashion blossomed with names like
Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen. I think the white... While
British folk has just celebrated its 100th anniversary and is still at
the top of the fashion prestige list, it has been a torrid time in
the magazine business. Online now offers alternative ways for people
to get their fashion fix. Always unnerving then when someone with a
reputation for knowing what works, goes. It has also gone is a fashion
editor who never really seemed like a typical fashion editor. Calm,
reserved, a recent documentary wondered why in a world of high
emotion, she seemed to be immune to the high anxiety of fashion. You do
not seem like someone who carries much stress with you. I know, it is
amazing. I've never seemed like someone who carries stress. But you
do. Yes. 20 years ago she had faced criticism in an era of so-called
heroin chic and a super skinny models and by the end she questioned
designers why fashion clothes had to be so tiny. And unlike other
editors, her personal style was not controlled by the dictates of
fashion. She rather stood out for being strangely normal.
Finally it is the last of the foggy days, it caused a few issues again
at the airports and on the road. Captured by one of our Weather
Watchers in temperature. The early morning mist has cleared to reveal
some sunny skies in Nottinghamshire and again we have a mixture of
weather today. A slice of sunshine for North and west England and
Wales. Northern Ireland and Scotland staying mainly cloudy. Visibility is
slowly picking up across eastern counties of England. When the fog
has gone it stays gone which is good news. A fine afternoon for Northern
counties of England. Pretty cloudy across Northern Ireland with some
showers possible. Some rain in the Western Isles but mild in the
Highlands with temperatures of up to 13 degrees. Overnight tonight the
wind picks up and we see cloudy skies spreading across much of the
country. With that we could have some hill fog across the tops of the
Pennines and some drizzle falling. Another cold night for England and
Wales and even some frost possible in Scotland but Northern Ireland
stays frost free. The coldest temperatures again in the
countryside, a possible minus six degrees in the north of Scotland. On
Thursday we begin with a lot of cloud again, thick enough for some
drizzle. And brightening up through the day but the brisk wind drag in
some cold continental air. That will make the weather feel below freezing
in places. Heading on into Friday, a subtle change in way the wind is
coming from. Starting to come up from the Bay of this guy so mild
direction. And eventually across western and southern areas we should
see temperatures rising. Some rain in the West. -- they've Biscay. Up
to 10 degrees towards Plymouth but still cold for Scotland and North
East England. Looking at the weather into the weekend, a mixed bag. On
Saturday staying quiet and settled with heavy showers and some of those
could fall as snow over the high ground in Scotland. But by Sunday
some slightly colder air spreading to most parts of UK but with that
the weather becomes a bit drier with some spells. So cloudy weekend with
showers by Sunday it is improving. So a cold day coming up tomorrow
with bitter wind coming up from the continent.
A reminder of our main story this lunchtime.
Donald Trump is to unveil his plans to build a wall with Mexico,
stop refugees entering the US, and tighten visa controls
And Theresa May has said she will publish her Brexit plan for the
scrutiny of Parliament