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The Labour leader uses a foreign policy speech to say the war
on terror has failed and it's a time for fresh thinking.
He says he accepts military action is sometimes necessary
The philosophy, bomb first, talk later approach
To persist with it, as the Conservative government has
made clear it's determined to do, is a recipe for increasing not
We'll have the latest from the campaign trail.
President Trump talks about his sacking of the head of the FBI.
He criticises James Comey as a showman and a grandstander.
A coroner rules that 14-year-old Nasar Ahmed died as a result
of an allergic reaction to his school lunch.
His mother says he could have been saved.
If they gave him an Epi-pen injection, that time,
within five minutes, before the ambulance came,
Britons are now more likely to be a victim of cybercrime
We follow the specialist training now being given to police.
And it's the first Eurovision Song Contest since the EU
Will Brexit scupper Britain's chances?
Chelsea can complete their charge to the Premier
A win at West Brom would guarantee them top spot
Good afternoon and welcome to the BBC News at One.
Jeremy Corbyn has said the war on terror has not worked.
In a speech outlining his foreign policy, the Labour leader said this
was the fourth general election in a row during which
Britain had been at war, and fresh thinking was needed.
Mr Corbyn insisted he was not a pacifist, but warned
against a bomb first, talk later approach.
He said Donald Trump was making the world more dangerous,
and he accused Theresa May of pandering to and holding
Our political correspondent Eleanor Garnier reports.
This is the Labour leader positioning himself as a potential
world leader. Not a pacifist, he says, instead pledging a robust,
independent foreign policy. I would do everything to protect the
security and safety of our people and our country. That is our first
duty. Jeremy Corbyn is a long-standing critic of military
intervention Broads, the former chairman of the stop the War
coalition, a veteran anti-war campaigner. And on nuclear weapons,
he's sticking to his tune. I'm often asked if as prime ministers, I would
order the use of nuclear weapons. It is an extraordinary question. Would
you order the indiscriminate killing of millions of people? Labour is
committed to actively pursue disarmament under the nuclear
Non-Proliferation Treaty. And we're committed to no first use of nuclear
weapons. Taking direct aim at Theresa May, the Labour leader said
there should be no more handholding with Mr Trump. There is a sharp
distinction between a government which is to stand up for this
country, willing to make sure this country is properly defended, and a
Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn that would simply chuck away our
ability to defend ourselves. I think that is crazy. Hundreds of thousands
marched against the Iraq war in 2003. Mr Corbyn's allies believe
many former members of Labour who have left the party in protest have
comeback under his leadership. Jeremy Corbyn has put forward his
position on foreign affairs proudly, in double his core support. But the
campaigners, think this could be a liability. It is up to you to decide
who you want to fly the flag for Britain.
Our Assistant Political Editor Norman Smith is in Central London
where Jeremy Corbyn just made that speech.
How controversial was the speech? I think team Jeremy Corbyn have
followed the military maxim that the best form of defence is attack,
there is no point in trying to say that he has not opposed nuclear
weapons and military intervention abroad, American foreign policy, he
has always protested all his adult life against war from Iraq to Kosovo
to the Falklands, he is a regular anti-American protest. He is now
offering a different vision of Britain's roll on the world stage,
different sort of Labour Party where the government would only act
military intervention in very few circumstances and when authorised
under international law. They would seek to work more to the United
Nations. The hope is that voters will respect him for being honest
about his views, it will resonate in the aftermath of the Iraq war,
particularly with younger voters. The danger that it alienates more
conditional Labour supporters, who do take pride in our military
history and our place in the world. The Prime Minister is visiting
Berwick-upon-Tweed and our Chief Political Correspondent Vicki
Young is there. Are we likely to hear more on this
theme from the Prime Minister? Yes, we are, she is due to arrive here
any time now. This is the Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency, a
large constituency taken from the Liberal Democrats last time around.
Later in the day, the Prime Minister will go to traditional Labour areas,
areas in the last 20 years that Tories would have never dared to
dream they could win. They are buoyed up by the recent mayoral
victory they had in Teesside, that make them think they can win people
over. The message from the Prime Minister is very clear, appealing
directly to Labour voters, some who have voted Labour for generations,
she says she understands why they have done that but she wants them to
give her a chance. She says it is because Jeremy Corbyn has deserted
them. It is this idea of patriotic is that she is appealing to.
Cheating is she can win over Labour voters to her side. -- she thinks
she can win over Labour voters to her side.
Well, how is Labour's message about defence being received in one
Labour won Barrow-in-Furness at the last
election by fewer than 800 votes and the Trident weapons system,
in a town that builds submarines, is a fundamental issue.
Our North West Political Editor Nina Warhurst reports.
In Barrow town centre, a statue stands tall.
To the welders, the gaffers, the men and women who made
From an opposition party whose stance on nuclear deal
It's not just the 8,000 Trident jobs at stake.
You can talk about shops in the town, the hairdressers
in the town, whatever industry or sector you're in in the town.
The size of Barrow, it affects every part of the community.
The Furnace Railway pub sits close to the terraced houses which have
been homes to shipyard workers for generations.
Where party loyalty is being questioned.
I've always voted Labour, but I'm not going to vote Labour
this time because Theresa May is doing a wonderful job.
Are you surprised that you're voting Conservative?
But on the big issues, it's Labour that Andy and Barry
Free car parking for patients, obviously, and I think
over a period of time, they'll bring in more people to work
in the NHS which sadly, at the moment, they're lacking.
So you trust Labour more when it comes to the NHS?
It's in my blood, I guess, I'll always be a Labour man,
It's a Labour town, it's a working man's town.
And that's damn well how it should be.
Now, the Labour Party can't blame Jeremy Corbyn
for all of its problems in Barrow, because they predate his leadership.
In 2015, their majority was cut from more than 5,000
They know that a tiny swing would tip it.
And they're concerned that this leader isn't connecting with voters.
And this is where the Corbyn factor comes in.
Can Barrow connect with a man described as Marmite,
Terry has been a Labour Party member for more than 50 years.
It's not their sort of person, we don't live in some suburb
of London where it's, you go in a cafe and everybody
agrees with you and something like that.
And we get, we hear what he says but we don't believe it,
Do you think that could lose the seat?
Four weeks is a long time in politics.
The Liberal Democrats have confirmed they would make the sale
The party would allow licensed shops to sell the drug to over-18s.
People would also be able to grow cannabis at home and smoke
In his first television interview since sacking the head of the FBI,
President Trump has set out his version of events.
Calling James Comey a "showboat and a grandstander", the President
said it was his decision alone to sack him.
He also called for the FBI's investigation into his campaigns
connection with Russia to be completed quickly.
Laura Bicker reports from Washington.
When did Donald Trump decide to sack the towering figure from the FBI?
This presidential handshake not an act of friendship, it seems,
but the beginning of the end for James Comey.
He's a showboat, he's a grandstander.
And it wasn't on the advice from the Deputy Attorney-General,
You had made the decision before they came in the room?
The White House had claimed that Mr Comey had little or no
The rank and file of the FBI had lost confidence in their director.
Not so, said the Acting FBI Director, who was sitting
in for his sacked boss before the Senate intelligence committee.
I can tell you that I hold Director Comey
I have the highest respect for his considerable
I can tell you also that Director Comey enjoyed broad
support within the FBI, and still does.
At the heart of this row is the alleged collusion between
The President admits that Russia was on his mind
Regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey.
Knowing there was no good time to do it.
And in fact, when I decided to just do it, I said to myself,
you know, this Russia thing, with Trump and Russia,
is a made-up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having
Donald Trump denies any collusion with Russia and insists that,
despite sacking the head of the FBI, he wants any enquiry done
Our correspondent Gary O'Donoghue is in Washington for us.
It seems the president is insuring that this is a row that is just not
going away. Yes, and this is self-inflicted harm. These are
political own goals. They'd been all over the place on this one. All
week. First of all we were told the sacking of James Comey was a
decision effectively made by the Deputy Attorney General, endorsed by
the President, that has now changed, the president said he would do it
anyway. Secondly, we were told, nothing to do with Russia, the
president said Russia was in his mind jarring that interview last
mind. -- during that interview last night. And thirdly, we were told
that effectively the president sacked him because he had no support
in the PI. The FBI acting director yesterday saying he had broad
support, deep and positive connection with his staff. This
morning, the president says, by the way, guys, all those people at the
podium making the case for me, they don't always know what is going on
because they are very busy. They are telling us this morning, you do not
always have to believe what you hear from the White House podium,
extraordinary time. A coroner has ruled that
a 14-year-old boy died as a result of an allergic reaction
to his school lunch. She said that if an epi-pen had been
used promptly and Nasar Ahmed had been given adrenaline,
he might have survived. Nasar was in an exclusion room
when he became unwell He loved maths and science
and wanted to be a politician. He also suffered with severe
asthma and food allergies. For the last two weeks,
his family have heard in detail how he came to die after suffering
an extreme allergic reaction to an ingredient in a curry he had
for lunch while at school. Nasar had told staff
he couldn't breathe. They fetched his personal
medical box, but it emerged during the inquest his care plan
didn't accurately indicate how The box contained an adrenaline
injection pen, but there were no details as to when or how it should
be used, and so even as his condition deteriorated,
none of the staff administered it. Nasar died four days
later in hospital. His family say the school let
them and their son down. If they gave him EpiPen injection
that time within five minutes, before the ambulance came,
maybe they could have Bow School issued
a statement today, saying... Part of the coroner's role
is to help prevent future deaths, and so she has written
to the school, outlining the concerns which were raised
during the inquest, but she is also asking the Chief Medical Officer
for England to consider making adrenaline injector pens much more
widely available in public spaces, Following Nasar's death,
she concluded, the reality is, giving an adrenaline shot
is unlikely to cause harm and could Sarah Campbell, BBC News,
Poplar Coroners Court. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator
Michel Barnier is visiting the border between Northern Ireland
and the Republic this lunchtime. He's been discussing
the importance of the border Our correspondent Chris Buckler
is in Monaghan, where Michel Barnier Days when customs checkpoints
like this old hut marked the roads between Northern Ireland
and the Republic are long gone. And while everyone repeatedly says
they don't want them to return, the EU's chief negotiator has made
clear that there will have to be But Michel Barnier is visiting
the Irish border today to show that the European Union is aware
of the many concerns held by those A lot of employees working
in the factories in this food park from Northern Ireland,
and similarly, we have some people from the County Monaghan area
working in Northern Ireland, so they have to look
and see what impact this This business in County
Monaghan is just miles The UK is one of its most important
markets, and they know that, packaged up with all the Brexit
negotiations, are months of uncertainty about how it
could affect their trade. If there is a hard border,
we envisage obviously potential extra costs for ourselves,
for getting our products to the UK marketplace,
and delays at the border, A hard border wouldn't mean a return
to watch towers and barbed wire. This kind of security
is no longer needed. And shared by the EU, the UK
and Ireland is a determination to avoid anything that
could threaten peace I think there is a really common
desire, whatever other issues there are in relation to Brexit,
to make Northern Ireland a special case and make sure that we do
everything we possibly can to protect the Good Friday
Agreement, the peace process, and to protect that strong
relationship between the Republic Towns along the Irish border may
well feel caught in the middle, Whatever deal is finally agreed
between the UK and the EU could have a real impact
on their daily lives. He is expected here at this business
within the next hour or so and many factories here rely on produce from
both Northern Ireland and the Republic. The visit has been
organised by the Irish Government and technically they're on the EU
side of that negotiation over Brexit but they share many concerns, many
interests and of course a land border with the UK and that will
play in what they say to Mr Barnier today. Thank you.
The Labour leader uses a foreign policy speech to say the war
on terror has failed and it's time for fresh thinking.
He accepts military action is sometimes necessary.
Coming up, car credit is now
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We are now more likely to be a victim of cybercrime in this
It's one of the fastest growing areas of criminal activity.
So, police forces are now offering detectives specialist training
The BBC's technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones has been given
In a hotel room a man, who may be part of an international crime gang,
His hacker's lair has all the tools of his trade
This is not a traditional forensic operation where
you are looking for fingerprints, blood spatters, DNA...
These police officers are being trained to catch cyber
criminals and the hacker in the hotel is today's exercise
They're being given the skills to tackle the fastest
Some estimates say up to half of all offences
Well, the hacker in room 523 has popped out for
a while and the trainee cyber police officers with a search warrant
Let's see what evidence they can find.
They're certainly taking it very seriously.
Internet enabled, it's not that smartTV so you should be
The first priority is to make sure all the computers stay powered up,
connected to the internet and don't lock up after a certain time,
that way they can get access to the data much more easily.
What did you discover on the router when you first...
Examining the router they've realised there is another device
Hidden under a tray, a tablet with more evidence.
The techniques they're learning should make hunting the hackers much
Back in the day on a scene like this, for example,
the officers were just simply turning up and literally pulled
the electric supply out of the back of the computer,
bag, tag it and then send it away for forensic investigation
which could take months before they got any meaningful information
It's a case of learning skills, practical skills,
that we can utilise, no different to finding a gun
at the scene that we can make safe for the public and then attribute
to a criminal, we are doing exactly the same with IT
It's the future of the policing, although people don't
see it as the norm now, I think certainly it will be.
These detectives are among thousands going through this type of training
...with the cyber crime wave that's getting bigger by the day.
A British firm has just received one of the largest ever investments
Police have voiced concern about the number of weapons
being seized in schools in England and Wales.
Kitchen knives, air rifles and an imitation firearm were among
some of the 2,500 items confiscated in the last two years.
Cases involved children as young as five.
Our education correspondent Gillian Hargreaves reports.
Some schools have taken to using metal arches to make sure
no weapons are brought on to the premises.
But figures obtained by the Press Association show
the number of seizures over a two-year period
2,579 weapons were seized - among them were samurai swords, axes and
47 children found with weapons were below the age of ten,
and one five-year-old was caught with a knife.
Sometimes the younger children are used to carry for older
children, so they are learning from their siblings,
they are learning from their peer groups.
So these cases are very worrying,
because if you don't catch those young children now,
they will go on to continue to be more serious offenders.
Barry Mizen lost his son Jimmy eight years ago.
He was 16 when he was stabbed to death.
His father now visits schools, warning children about the
We are not there to lecture young people, we are there to say this
is what happened to us and this was the unintended consequence
And hopefully, that will have an impact on some people.
We get listened to so well, the young people are
Young people are scared when they go out of their front door.
Although the statistics reveal around 500 knives
were seized by teachers, violent crime in schools is very rare.
I know that as a headteacher for 15 years, we would,
if we had a tip-off about a child bringing something inappropriate in,
which might be a pair of scissors, frankly, that they were going to use
with the wrong reason, then we would follow it up.
If necessary, we would exclude that child, involve the parents.
I think there is greater awareness, and I think today's report adds
The Department for Education said teachers' powers had been increased,
so they can take action if they suspect a pupil has brought
The value of finance deals used to buy new cars has
soared to a new record, alarming those who have
warned the growing trend could spell trouble.
Britain has been on a car-buying boom as a result of these deals,
but the Bank of England has raised concerns about the level
Our personal finance correspondent Simon Gompertz reports.
Picking up the dream vehicle, and in eight out of ten
cases it's on credit, dealers and lenders have made it
easy for people who used to drive an old banger to get new car
Sometimes the finance can help you and it's really good deal.
You pay a deposit of thousands of pounds then a monthly payment,
typically between 100 and 200, covering interest and the amount
After three years you give back the keys and sign up
Many don't realise they never actually own the car
but the financial watchdog, the FCA, said last month.
We are concerned there may be a lack of transparency,
potential conflicts of interest and irresponsible lending.
There are two worries about this, one is that people are signing up
for deals which they can't afford, the other is that the finance
companies are stoking up a debt bubble which will burst
if they can't get rid of the cars at a decent price in the secondhand
At the end of the day, lenders only have a sustainable
business model if they can confidently expect to get
But no one's putting the brakes on car credit at the moment.
The concern will grow if records keep being overtaken.
Can Chelsea clinch the Premier League title tonight
Victory at The Hawthornes would give Chelsea an unassailable 10-point
For Chelsea the celebrations have already started. Glory is within
their grasp. Tonight they can secure the trophy with two games to spare,
a remarkable achievement for a team who finished 10th last season and
for a manager working in English football for the first time. Yeah, I
think that we are doing a really good job. But I want this job to
become great and then fantastic because we have two big opportunity
in this season to finish this season the right way. Early in the campaign
Chelsea were in trouble. But after losing at Arsenal Conte changed
tactics and the results followed. Spearheaded by Kante. They've not
looked back. He is only 12 months into a three-year contract but he
reportedly earns far less than most of the rival monger he has
outperformed and that, allied to his success and the fact his family
remain in Italy, has cast doubt over his future. Chelsea will be
desperate to keep him. Any player wants to look at a manager and say I
am prepared to go over that white line and do everything I have been
coached to do, without question. Believing in what the manager is
saying, my own ability, and also what my teammates are going to do
and to create that environment takes special people. Three points at West
Brom would finish the job. If not, Chelsea can do it when they host
Watford or Sunderland. Conte stands to become only the fourth manager to
win the Premier League in his first season in England. Following that up
by lifting the FA Cup to seal a domestic double would be extra
special. For some people, it's
one of the television highlights of the year -
the final of the Eurovision Song Contest is tomorrow night
in Kiev, with Lucie Jones The 26-year-old says she's keeping
politics firmly out of her mind, even though this is the first
Eurovision since the EU referendum. Our Moscow correspondent
Steve Rosenberg weighs It's big, it's brash
and at times quite bizarre. Eurovision, the song contest that
gave us Abba and now...apes. After a week of rehearsals
and qualifiers in Kiev, The UK's entry is Never Give Up
On You, sung by Lucy Jones. Yeah, I'm nervous, but if I wasn't,
I think I'd probably worry If I wasn't nervous to sing in front
of 200 million people, It's easy to forget that there
is a serious side to this annual The idea behind the Eurovision Song
Contest is a noble one, to use music to break down borders
and bring different countries and cultures
and communities together. The problem this year, though,
is that politics is centre stage. Russia's entrant was not
allowed into Ukraine, the first time a Eurovision host
nation has barred a singer. Ukraine said the artist
had violated its border laws by visiting Crimea,
the Ukrainian peninsula She was back there this week,
stoking the controversy. Theresa May thinks that
will spoil our Eurovision party. In current circumstances, I'm not
sure how many votes we will get. But even before Brexit,
the UK was struggling in Eurovision. The songs were bad,
the performances were bad. I mean, nobody votes for us
when the songs are bad And we had some bad
ones, I tell you. So maybe, just maybe, with a good
song and a great performance, Let's catch up with the weather.
Thank you very much. Afternoon. I will start with a sunny
note because there is a lot of cloud today but the best is across
Scotland, this weather watcher picture proves that.
You can see from the satellite and radar showing the rain. A lot of
cloud out there. A band of rain moving northwards this morning,
didn't amount to very much. There's been a lot of cloud further south
too. Through the afternoon we will see rain returning in to the West
Country and towards Wales. There will be some sunshine breaking
through that cloud as it continues to thin and break in the next couple
of hours. The M4 corridor northwards likely to see hefty showers
developing, some heavy with hail and thunder mixed in. Watch out if you
catch one. Warm and humid you will notice. There is that rain
continuing to push to southern Scotland. For much of Northern
Ireland and Scotland should and good deal of sunshine, especially western
Scotland where it will feel quite warm. That's in comparison to the
east coast that will be chilly and grey and breezy. Through the
overnight period it looks like the rain will move northwards into
south-west Scotland. Northern Ireland may see a fair amount of
rain during the overnight period. Further south and east could see a
few heavy showers, otherwise lengthy dryer interludes and it's going to
be a mild night. Double figures for most. Saturday, a few early showers
across the south-east. Another fairly cloudy day, particularly the
northern half of the country where we start off with some rain and then
see showers. Some of these will be heavy across western Scotland
through the afternoon. A good chance of plenty of dry spells across
central and eastern England. Chilly across the north-east of Scotland.
Saturday, this weather front sweeps through. It takes a band of rain
northwards. It could be heavy but short-lived. This low pressure will
bring windy weather on Monday. That weather front as it moves through
Saturday will introduce fresher air, we will lose that humidity. We will
continue to see a day of sunshine and showers, mainly across northern
and western areas. The south-east probably staying dry and warm again
with plenty of sunshine. Into the early part of next week that low
pressure will bring wet and windy conditions to the north and the west
of the UK. Further south and east a better chance of seeing the
sunshine. It will also feel warm. We could see 25.
Thank you. That's it for now. Time to