18/12/2016 BBC Wales Today


18/12/2016

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Good evening.

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The First Minister has accused ministers in the UK government,

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of being naive about Britain's future relationship

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with the European Union.

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Carwyn Jones told the Sunday Politics Wales programme,

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the UK needs to "re-learn the art of diplomacy", in order to secure

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favourable trade deals post-Brexit.

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Here's our Political Correspondent, Arwyn Jones.

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When they met on the stairs of the Senedd in July,

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the newly appointed Prime Minister was meeting the First Minister

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who is the longest serving leader of any part of the UK.

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They will need to work closely over how exactly the UK

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leaves the European Union.

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But speaking to the Sunday Politics Wales programme about his hopes

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on Brexit over the coming year, Carwyn Jones said he was worried

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about what he calls the naivete of some new UK Government ministers.

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There are some realists, but there are some who still say,

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oh, Europe will basically fall at our feet.

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They're not going to do that.

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You have to be realistic and understand this is a discussion

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between, not just two parties, but more than 30 different parties

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when you take into account the different parliaments

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in the EU as well.

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The UK has to relearn the art of diplomacy rather

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than shouting at foreigners, which is what the impression you get

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from some of the Tory politicians.

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A spokeswoman for the UK Government said it was determined to get

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the best possible deal for the UK as we leave the EU,

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and that it is approaching the negotiations in a spirit

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of goodwill whilst working closely with the Welsh government.

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The First Minister also said he will travel to Norway

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in the New Year to learn about their immigration system,

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where people can stay there for six months to find work.

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Carwyn Jones favours a system of only allowing people to come

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here if there is a job waiting for them.

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Ukip wants a model where points are earned before visas are approved.

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I think that it has to be controlled and we have to know who is coming

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into the country and how many people are coming in and we have

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to look at our small country and we have to,

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you know, obviously we have to take a responsibility as well

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with people coming in.

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Also today, Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns said Brexit could benefit

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deprived communities that have previously missed out on EU aid.

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Speaking on Sunday Supplement programme, the Vale of Glamorgan

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MP said leaving the EU was an opportunity to reshape how

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structural funds were spent.

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Parents at a school in Haverfordwest have been warned about a stranger

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befriending children on social media, and asking them

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to share indecent images.

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Sir Thomas Picton School says it's been informed of a number

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of recent incidents.

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Dyfed-Powys Police says it's aware of the allegations.

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A man has been charged with murdering Paul Groom -

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who was originally from Wrexham.

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The 48-year-old died earlier this month, after being found

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at his home in Liverpool.

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A 32-year-old is due before magistrates tomorrow.

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A doctor from Bangor says she's raised enough money to build

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a children's hospital on the outskirts of Aleppo.

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Dr Saleyha Ahsan, who works at Ysbyty Gwynedd, is currently

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travelling with the supplies to Syria, and spoke

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to us from Germany.

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The medical supplies have been put together by two doctors,

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one of them a BBC presenter and A registrar from Ysbyty

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Gwynedd, in Bangor.

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The hospital is going to be built in an area

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within the north of Aleppo.

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It's going to serve a population of 66,000 children and it's

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estimated that it will see, treat and look after

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5000 children a month.

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The money came from crowdfunding.

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More than ?170,000 raised across Britain in two weeks.

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But Doctor Ahsan praised in particular colleagues in Bangor

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for their generosity.

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One of my colleagues, one of my senior nursing staff,

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gave me a bunch of money in cash and said, "Here, instead

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of Christmas, we would like to give you the money."

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Which was so incredible.

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Meanwhile in Cardiff today Syrians from the Syrian Welsh Society held

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a vigil in the city centre.

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Syrian and Welsh people are standing here in solidarity to say,

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stop the massacres in Syria, stop the war, give some

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hope to civilians.

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Doctor Ahsan will be handing over her equipment to doctors

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at the Syrian border and plans to be back

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on shift in Ysbyty Gwynedd, on Christmas Eve.

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A quick look at the weather and there's a yellow warning for fog

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into tomorrow morning, which could cause hazardous

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driving conditions.

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South and eastern areas are affected.

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But it should become brighter, with a few sunny

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intervals by afternoon.

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Highs of 10 Celsius.

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We're back with updates in breakfast from 6:25am.

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But that's Wales Today.

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Goodnight.

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Good

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