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Taking on the elites - Jeremy Corbyn spells
The Labour leader said big business would pay more tax,
It's the Establishment versus the people.
It's our historic duty to make sure the people prevail.
This election is about ensuring that we have strong and stable
leadership in this country in the national interest.
So, as the battle lines become clearer, we'll get
Revving up - why the world's leading financial organisation
is forecasting greater global economic growth.
Hopes of a step forward in tackling dementia.
Researchers are looking at new ways to use existing drugs.
The teenage racing driver who's lost both legs after a crash.
Formula 1 stars help to raise more than ?500,000.
Here, there was the gold very neatly wrapped in its case.
He was tuning up an old piano and discovered a treasure trove.
Coming up in Sportsday later in the hour on BBC News...
Andy Murray bows out early at the Monte Carlo Masters
after a 3-set defeat in the third round.
Good evening, and welcome to the BBC News at Six.
In his first major speech of the election campaign,
the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has styled himself as the
anti-Establishment candidate, taking on what he called a system
He told supporters that a Labour government elected on the 8th
of June would not play by the old rules, doffing
With Theresa May promising strong leadership, our
Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg looks at their different messages
No one's going to say they're all the same.
And not the admirers of the Labour leader,
who queued round the block to hear him.
We need something different, not more of the same.
This is about who should be leading the country and should
be our Prime Minister, because he's offering
The left waited a long time for a leader like Jeremy Corbyn.
But will the rest of the country rush towards him?
The Labour Party that is standing up for working people
It's the Establishment versus the people.
It's our historic duty to make sure the people prevail.
In practice, that means hikes to the minimum wage,
bigger benefits for carers, higher taxes for some
of the biggest businesses, who he said, proudly,
If I were Southern Rail, or if I were Philip Green,
I'd be worried about a Labour government, I really would.
If I were Mike Ashley, or the CEO of a tax avoiding
multinational corporation, I'd want to see a Tory
Because those are the people who are monopolising the wealth that
should be shared by each and every one of us
APPLAUSE But it means more borrowing, and spending too.
Ideas that at the last election didn't do Labour many favours.
What is it that you hope to show to voters in the next seven weeks
beyond this room that they haven't seen in the last two years
And social justice. And we're going to get that message out across the
whole country. And I'm very confident of that. This invited
audience of loyalists lapped to their feet. This was a classic
Jeremy Corbyn speech, the kind of speech that won him the Labour
leadership election. He spelt out in sky-high letters how he would pitch
this campaign. The people versus the powerful. He is obviously a man of
principle and integrity, we know that for a fact. Can he stepped up
to the plate at the next level? While Mikey has got 50 days to do
that. I'm really impressed, Jeremy has always said the right thing, he
has just never had the opportunity. He is a decent man, maybe decent
people do not get elected will stop but he has also got an allotment, he
makes his own jam, did you know that? I did know that. Welbeck you
go! Beyond the crowd in seats like gluten, will his campaign cut
through -- in seats like gluten. He is a modern socialist, give him the
chance and he will make changes. I don't think he is a coherent leader,
I voted Labour in the past but I would not vote for him. The Prime
Minister claims he is not up to the job. She was on a low-key visit in
marginal Enfield. This election is about ensuring that we have strong
and stable leadership in this country in the national interest.
It's about strengthening our negotiating hand for Brexit and
sticking to our plan for a stronger Britain, developing a more secure
future for ordinary working people in this country. Jeremy Corbyn's a
happy campaigner, comfortable with his fans. But he needs millions
more, a brutal election beckons. Laura Kuenssberg, BBC News,
Westminster. So Jeremy Corbyn may have
characterised the election as a battle between the people
and the elites, but what are the issues that voters
are actually concerned about? Our Deputy Political Editor,
John Pienaar, has been Pick a place, almost any place. A
street, in market, and you will see why this election is happening now.
Ask around here in Norwich, famous for its churches, but important now
for its many voters who may, just make a switch their loyalties on
polling day. Theresa May wants a big mandate. Whoever wins will need one.
Theresa May likes grammar schools and thinks that is the way to help
the kids get on. What do you think? I think potentially it is a good
idea. But I think it could favour children whose parents could give
them more advantage. To help with entrance exams. Plots so fair after
all? Potentially not. Do you think our hospitals need a lot more money?
Every time there is an election or anything, the only way to do things
is to promise to get the votes, and none of the promises other country
normally. Jeremy Corbyn and Labour want to seek better off people,
better paid people, paying more in tax, whether it is ?70,000 per year
people or whatever it is, do you think it is a good idea or a bad
idea by silly about idea. You will then do what we did in the 1970s,
and drive all of the high taxpayers abroad. We're already looking at the
risk of big companies going over to Europe, that would accelerate that.
I think our level of taxes enough. When you started in 50% or 60% tax,
people will leave. We may end up having to pay a lot more for social
care for the elderly. How do you think that will go down? Well, I
live on a large council estate and people there will be very angry if
they have to pay a lot for care, they really would. They would...
They would go ballistic. Perhaps we need to invite, I don't know, some
of them backed us all to tout for us. So the next government will face
one hard sell after another, on reform, on spending, austerity will
not end overnight and the economy could well slow down before it picks
up again. Forget the polls for a moment, nobody has voted yet. But
when we do, we will hand the next PM a tougher task than any other leader
has faced in modern times in peacetime. The customer may not
always be right, but try telling the customer that. Britain's next Prime
Minister won't just want to win, she or he will need a big one, and not
just for Brexit. John Pienaar, BBC News, zero. -- Dowrich.
Let's get more on our top story then with our Political Editor,
Laura Kuenssberg, who is in Westminster.
As you suggested in your report, Jeremy Corbyn was using the language
that won him the Labour leadership, but this is now a general election.
It is, and it is very different. From the moment he became the Labour
leader about has not been, can journey Corbyn but fire in the
bellies of those on the left, it is can he read out to voters of all
varieties -- can he reach out. His progress along that road has been
bumpy to say the least. But we saw today in a kind of vintage Corbyn
performance, he is going to be thumping the same top. He's not
changing for anyone, his message loud and proud is that in his view
the Tories are the party for the wealthy few and he wants to look
after everybody else. He starts this election as the real underdog. His
team believe they will narrow the gap between the two parties, may be
quite sharply. But with only seven weeks to go this is a short campaign
that has caught everybody by surprise. Time is against them. One
of Jeremy Corbyn's biggest union backers is involved in his own
election fight, and there has been a development today. What has been
happening? Len McCluskey is the boss of the biggest union, United. He is
one of Jeremy Corbyn's most influential backers. Most people
believe that if Len McCluskey was not behind him, Jeremy Corbyn would
not be in his job. A man called Gerard Quinn has been trying to
announce him from the leadership, but today out of the blue he
suspended from his job at the union, Unite. Baby can really work out
exactly what has gone on. It matters -- nobody can work out. The role of
the Unite boss is keyed to the state of the Labour Party in this
election, and in terms of what happens next. The result is
officially not expected until next week, but they may well emerge
tomorrow. Thank you, Laura. The deadline for parties
in Northern Ireland to try and form a government has been extended
to the end of June beyond Several parties at Stormont have
said talks were unsustainable as they'd be campaigning
against each other. Launching the Greens' election
campaign in Bristol, co-leader Caroline Lucas
said her party would stand up for equality and a bigger
role for the state. She appealed to young
people to vote Green, and she said were betrayed over
tuition fees, a lack of affordable housing
and inaction on climate change. The parents who disguised the death
of their baby by pretending she had died on a London bus have been
convicted of causing or allowing her death,
but cleared of her murder. The Old Bailey was told that
four-month-old Imani suffered multiple injuries,
including fractured ribs and a broken wrist, before her death
in September last year. Richard Lister's report contains
distressing details. Rosalind Baker and Jeffrey Wiltshire
- the parents of four-month-old Imani, whose violent death
they tried to cover up. On September 28th last year,
Baker was spotted on CCTV in a shop near her home in East London
carrying Imani in a sling. Imani's face is obscured
by a piece of cloth. Minutes later, we see
Wiltshire pushing their They kiss, and as the doors close,
Wiltshire gives her a thumbs up. But both parents know
Imani is already dead. It's not until half an hour later
that Baker calls out for help, This woman immediately checks
on Imani and alerts other passengers, one of whom rushes
to tell the driver what's going on. Baker is still on the phone,
but she doesn't call 999. What has happened was by the baby is
losing her life. The jury was told that when medical
teams finally examined Imani, they found she'd been dead for some
time, and had a string 40 rib fractures, a broken wrist,
and a fractured skull - Baker and Wiltshire were acquitted
of murder, but found guilty of causing or allowing
Imani's death. And Judge Nicholas Hilliard
said they were facing Richard Lister, BBC News,
at the Old Bailey. Nine years after the global
financial crisis, the head of the world's leading financial
organisation, the International Monetary Fund, has given an upbeat
assessment of the world economy. Christine Lagarde said that strong
growth was returning to America and Europe,
Britain's two largest Our Economics Editor, Kamal Ahmed,
reports from America. Meet Matt Levatich -
the man who runs, and rides, The all-American company that
exports around the world. If things are going well
for businesses like this, then that is a signal
that the global economy is set fair. I asked Mr Levatich if the economy
is indeed looking up. When people feel more confident,
then they're willing to make, if you will, financial risks
of investing in something, improving your home,
buying a motorcycle. When they feel really uncertain,
they pull back and they wait. And so the election and so forth has
helped people feel more optimism. Running more smoothly
at Harley, and for the US. The official IMF forecasts have
certainly made for better reading, although they have
been wrong before. And for the head of the world's
leading financial organisation, We are forecasting
growth in 2017 at 3.5%. And that's a significant
update from 2016. But we need to make sure that this
momentum is sustained. When you come to a company
like Harley-Davidson, you are immediately struck,
not just by the size of the factory, Yes, some of that is down
to the presidential election. But a lot of it is down to the
return of global economic growth. A return so marked, some
are arguing, that ten years after the financial crisis,
the global economy has It is not just the makers
of big American bikes that For Britain, the bounce-back
for our two the exported markets - the US and the rest of the EU -
is likely to mean higher exports. Harley-Davidson will be hoping these
new positive forecasts are right. Our top story this evening:
Jeremy Corbyn spells out his pitch for the election,
saying big business would pay more tax -
and he promised a ?10 minimum wage. And still to come: The mystery
of an old piano and the 900 gold coins hidden in it -
who put them there? Coming up in Sportsday in the next
15 minutes on BBC News... There's a place in the Europa League
semifinal at stake We'll have the latest
from Old Trafford ahead Critics call them the crack cocaine
of the High Street and are asking for fixed odds betting terminals
to be more heavily regulated. The Government is carrying out
a review of the machines, which allow customers to place
bets of ?100 a time. It will publish its findings after
looking at hundreds of responses. The Association of British
Bookmakers, which represents betting shops, denies they have any link
to problem gambling. I have put like 200 quid in,
I've been up to nine grand and back down to nothing within the space
of like six hours. Because I just keep going and going
and going, I don't stop. Sarah Grant is struggling
to stop gambling. She's just moved into a flat after
two years in a homeless hostel. Sarah lost everything,
including her job, You keep putting money in,
and then once it comes to a certain amount of money,
then you start thinking, well, actually let's
just put some more in. I have to win now because I've
put all this money in. It's bound to drop,
it's going to do it, These are the type of machines Sarah
used, fixed odds betting terminals found in bookmakers on high streets
up and down the country. They are the subject
of a Government review. With a maximum stake of ?100,
they offer the chance of a ?500 Critics say the high stakes
and speed of play makes them These machines have been
called the crack cocaine of the high street,
what's your response to that? I think you have to
look at the evidence. These machines have been
available for 15 years. During that time, the levels
of problem gambling in the UK If these machines were specifically
linked to problem gambling, you would have seen the rise
in the levels, and you haven't. Figures from the regulator,
the Gambling Commission, show a slight increase in the number
of people classified as problem The Government believes the total
number could be as many as 600,000. This secret filming shows how some
players have reacted to the scale of their losses,
taking their anger The industry says players
are protected by messages that warn them about how long
they have been playing. Critics say they don't
go far enough. You can put money in these machines
and you can stay there all day and you can lose thousands
and thousands and thousands of pounds because you become
addicted to that machine. So I think that's why we have to do
whatever we can to take legitimacy Sarah is receiving therapy
for her addiction, but wanted to share her experience of fixed
odds betting terminals. Those who represent betting shops
say it's the most regulated The Government review is a chance
for all voices to be heard. Jenson Button has helped to raise
more than half a million pounds to help a 17-year-old racing driver
who had his lower legs amputated Rising star of Formula Four,
Billy Monger, hit a stationary car during the race at Donington Park
in Leicestershire on Sunday. Our Sports Correspondent
Joe Wilson reports. 17 years old and life changed
forever. Billy Monger was competing at Donington Park when he collided
with a stationary car at around 120 mph.
He was airlifted to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham,
He's actually had the lower leg, just below his
knee on his right leg, removed, and then his left leg really
where that has been removed.
It's obviously devastating for us all but the main thing is to keep a
brave face on for Billy. Billy Monger's talent was well known even
when he was at primary school. At the age of nine he was featured on
Blue Peter. You were phenomenal. Right now, Billy's
team is raising money The total is over half
1 million pounds, with One man is offering to help
Billy Monger race again. David Birrell lost his lower legs
in an explosion while He now drives for a
racing team using his It was hard, but now
it's second nature. To get Billy standing next
to me one day with his race gear on in a picture waiting
to get in his car would be for me probably the highest
motivation in my life. Formula Four drivers dream
of the big time, practising Billy Monger's accident
is a reminder of what will also always be part of
their sport, the risk. Scientists have found
a way of halting dementia The drugs used are already given
to patients for other conditions As our medical correspondent
Fergus Walsh reports, the next step is to begin
trials on humans. This research mouse has a
degenerative brain disease which is destroying its coordination. Look
how it drags its rear legs. The second mouse has the same condition
but has been treated with a drug that has kept it healthy. The lead
scientist says patient trials could begin in the year with the aim of
halting Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease in humans. Halting is an
incredibly important goal here because I do dementia clinics and if
I can hold disease when people come to see me, then you could maintain a
meaningful quality of life, independence and freedom from
institutionalisation, which would be an extraordinary achievement. So we
are not talking about a cure for dementia, but drugs that might slow
Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. These neurodegenerative conditions
involve the loss of healthy neurons in the brain. That starts with the
build-up of faulty proteins which triggers a natural defence response,
this makes the cells starved and eventually die. The drugs prevent
the defence mechanism kicking in, and so halt brain cell death. These
medical research laboratories in Leicester have found two drugs which
work in mice and they are safe in humans. One of the drugs is already
used as an antidepressant, but joy Watson is not getting her hopes up
because so many other Alzheimer's trials have failed. She was
diagnosed on her 55th birthday and now even a simple tasks like reading
can be a problem. You want to believe that it's going to be, you
know, a fantastic thing that it is reported to be but I don't allow
myself to get that enthusiastic any more. I would rather wait until more
substantial evidence is there for the taking really. This is the
antidepressant which halted neurodegenerative disease in mice,
but what works in rodents may not in humans. The patient trial results
will be eagerly awaited. Fergus Walsh, BBC News.
It wasn't buried in the ground or marked on a map but the largest
hoard of gold coins ever found has now been declared treasure
after it was discovered hidden inside an old piano.
The sovereigns are thought to be worth up to a quarter
of a million pounds, as our Midlands Correspondent
A piano which was donated to a college in Shropshire,
but just before Christmas, this man discovered hundreds
of coins in dusty hand-stitched packages underneath its keyboard.
I'd been called in to tune and repair this piano,
so I took out a couple of the keys and up in the top here,
and hey presto, there were some
So I quickly got my penknife and quickly undid one of the ends.
Experts say it's the largest gold sovereign hoard
It consists of more than 900 coins, most of which were made
Out of all these coins, this one is the oldest.
This one, however, was made in 1915 and that suggests the coins
We know there's 930 gold coins there, and that's more than six
kilos' worth of gold, that's worth a lot of money.
Back in the day when it was hid, in 1915, you could have bought
a four-bed town house with that, which is the equivalent
An inquest ruled it was unclear who the treasure really belonged to.
Now any reward will go to the college and the tuner.
I was actually dancing up and down so I do have emotions sometimes!
Let's get the weather now. A lovely jovial spirit, unfortunately they
haven't had the sunshine we have had. This is St Andrews, 19 Celsius,
no surprise we have had the best temperature is there. We have had a
lot of cloud elsewhere though and that's how it's been. That's how it
will be for many during the day tomorrow. You can see the extent of
the cloud overnight, with some showers in there. We do have another
weather front approaching in the north and that's with its wind will
become the main feature of the weather in the next 36 hours. The
head of that, chilly but mostly frost free. There could be some fog
south of the for tomorrow morning, but a different complexion to the
weather for the east of Scotland tomorrow morning. It will be windy,
damp, patchy rain coming into the north of England and Northern
Ireland through the day. I mentioned the fog, which will clear, then it
will be dry and cloudy with bright and sunny spells developing from
time to time. Where they do develop, 16 degrees, which is average for the
time of year. To the north of the weather front, introducing colder
air. Ten or 11 degrees at best tomorrow. Then that chilly air
gradually moved southwards as we go towards Saturday morning. The
showers are turning wintry on the hills of Scotland. Some bright it
breaks developing to the south and west and we could see 14, but it
will be a cold feeling day. In the Midlands feeling warmer with
sunshine and light winds. Feeling warm in the sunshine and light
winds, but distinctly unsettled for parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland
and northern England later in the day and it gets cold next week.
And that's it, now