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Will Gompertz, BBC News.
Good evening and welcome
to BBC London News,
with me, Louisa Preston.
First tonight: Another report
warning of dire consequences
of Britain leaving the EU.
This time from experts commissioned
by the Mayor to look into the impact
Brexit will have on London.
It says the economy would suffer
for at least a decade.
But Sadiq Khan's critics have
dismissed the findings,
accusing him of scaremongering.
Here's our political
editor, Tim Donovan.
At Canary Wharf a self-styled
community of more than 200
start-ups, new technological answers
to old financial questions.
Today's report says a hard Brexit
could lead to 29,000 fewer
financial jobs by 2030.
Both of these two have
set up companies.
She helps banks, offering
software to do audits
and comply with regulations.
He's challenging banks with an app
and card enabling you to send
and spend money around the world.
So far, no big worries here
of talent or investment drying up.
We are become a global company
and a British company.
We see everything as a bed
of roses, so we do not see
a struggle because of Brexit.
Evidence shows access to capital has
not dried up and if any thing
capital is coming in and it always
follows good businesses.
This analysis suggests if we stay
as we are London's economic output
would be worth £510 billion by 2030,
but under a soft Brexit,
where we stay in the single market,
but came out of the customs union,
affecting trade, the cost
of the capital would be £4 billion
and 30,000 jobs potentially lost.
But in the worst-case scenario,
a hard Brexit with no deal next
year, London would be £11 billion
poorer and with 87,000 fewer jobs
created than if we stayed in.
What is clear is the harder
the Brexit deal, the worse
it is for jobs, the worse
it is for investment
and economic output.
The boss here says
fears are exaggerated
and London wins from change.
This report is based on a set
of static assumptions,
but London is dynamic and very
good at change.
It misses the opportunity
to consider the benefits
and opportunities created
as a result of our changing
relationship with Europe.
At a chemistry lab at UCL,
EU funding pays for more
than a tenth of research
and the report warns 11,000 new jobs
are jeopardised in this
sector by hard Brexit.
Here research programmes
are guaranteed for now.
There is a lot of concern among EU
staff who we want to keep here doing
brilliant work they are doing
and it is not clear yet
what the longer term impact will be.
My biggest fear is it
will start to undermine
relationships and collaboration
that is so important.
We do not know what
Brexit will look like.
Negotiations are ongoing.
This is scaremongering speculation.
What is found is high-value sectors
like finance make London more
resilient than the rest
of the country, but there
is a warning that construction
and hospitality sectors are more
vulnerable, because of
the important role played by EU
workers, so far at least.
Well, Tim joins us now
from Mansion House in the City,
where the Mayor has just given
a speech at the annual
London Government Dinner.
So Tim, it was a fairly sombre
warning earlier today -
any answers this evening
from the Mayor?
Well, he's dedicated much of his
address tonight to this issue and
this analysis. Quite a highly
politicised speech. Not always the
way, at these annual mayoral
occasions. He described as
astonishing the government's lack of
preparedness and said the inequality
that could result from Brexit could
lead to social tension.
judge this government on how they
deal with Brexit, but it will judge
all of us here as well, and whether
we managed to influence the debate,
and what we did to stir the
government to take the right course
and on how successful we were at
protecting the jobs, livelihoods and
the quality of life of Londoners.
He's stressing, the mayor is
stressing that this is important,
because it's providing comparisons,
letting people know what could
happen depending on where the
negotiations go. He's gone come
under fire from quite a few
quarters, who argue why is he
dedicating research to insisting on
staying in the single market and the
customs union and being in the EU,
when we've already made that
decision, and should he not be
dedicating research, investment,
into how London should adapt, be
resilient in the future.
very much, Tim Donovan there.
A teenage victim of London's growing
knife crime has been speaking
about the attack which left him
fighting for his life.
He suffered appalling injuries
and lost a limb when he was stabbed
in Dagenham last summer.
Today, Tyler Dawson and his mother
wanted to warn young
people about the dangers
of carrying a weapon.
Alpa Patel reports.
Graphic photos of 18-year-old Tyler
Dawson as he fights for his life.
His mother Kerry gave these pictures
to BBC London to show
people what her son went
through after he was stabbed.
When he first went in,
with all the tubes,
that was the most harrowing.
That was life and death.
We really did not know
if he would come through.
Tyler is lucky to have survived.
He almost died four times,
but lost his leg after being
stabbed in the groin.
What has it been
like to lose your leg?
You're restricted for everything.
You can't walk, play
football, ride a bike.
You just can't do anything, really.
His mother says he also has a brain
injury and has lost all confidence.
He has to have his mum do
this and that for him.
Getting in and out of
the bath, for example.
What 18-year-old wants their parents
helping him in and out of the bath?
Tyler was stabbed at this spot
in June, a mile away from his home.
A boy came up to him on a bike
and stabbed him in the groin.
His attacker was sentenced to nine
years and ten months in prison.
His attacker has just turned 18.
At the end of the day,
whatever he would have got,
he's still walking with two legs,
he still has his life ahead
of him when he comes out
because he will still be
a young man.
Tyler is having physiotherapy
and desperately hopes
for a prosthetic leg in the future.
I would not like to see anyone
going through this, regardless.
It's so horrendous, life changing.
Not just life changing for him,
it is also life changing
for his brothers and sisters.
Overseas students contribute
billions of pounds to London's
economy, according to new research.
Around 55,000 students
come to study here every
year from all over the world.
It's estimated that
they generate around
£4.6 billion per year
in the capital.
That's through paying tuition
fees and living costs.
Our education reporter Marc Ashdown
has been to East London
where the benefits are said
to be greatest.
It's Nigeria versus India, the
venue, the University of East London
of course, where international
students are making a real impact.
So why choose here to study?
I feel the United Kingdom is the
best option for me to come and
This is the first time the cost
and benefits of students who come
from the EU and further afield
to study here have been assessed,
but do students themselves
feel it's worth it?
It is so substantially
cheaper than my country.
I feel like I'm able to get more
bang for my buck, so to speak.
Especially because of in the job
market, if you come
back with a UK degree,
that is really highly regarded.
The report estimates each overseas
students generates up
to £100,000 every year.
About £40,000 of that is course fees
and living costs like rent.
£60,000 is through indirect
spending - buying goods
and services in the local area.
On average, every single
London resident benefits
to the tune of £549 every year
from their spending.
Which flies in the face
of some political rhetoric,
questioning their worth and motives
for being here.
I would love to go back home
and try to spread the knowledge I'm
Post-study, my plan is to try
to take it back home and explain
to people how interesting
it is to study here and also it
gives you an opportunity to work
with a very good company in Nigeria.
Many experts are baffled then,
why lucrative international students
are still in the immigration
figures, which the government
is desperate to reduce.
They need to take them out
of the immigration figures,
because I think that the perception
is wrong at this point in time.
They contribute a lot
to the economy.
What we really want to do is to grow
so that in future trade deals,
because obviously following Brexit,
we're going to need as much support
as possible from a number
of our partners.
The Home Office says it has no plans
to remove international students
from immigration figures and insists
it doesn't hamper recruitment.
Today's report shows how
valuable it is to encourage
even more arrivals.
That's it from me. I'll hand you
That's it from me. I'll hand you
over to Chris Fawkes for
That's it from me. I'll hand you
over to Chris Fawkes for the
I confess this week hasn't been the
most interesting, weather-wise. We
had a lot of cloud today, a lot of
dull weather, Griesel. Our pictures
show this cloud on the top of the
tallest buildings. The cloud was
pretty low today. Tomorrow, it's
cloudy again but the cloud is
probably a bit higher up in the sky.
Overnight tonight the cloud is the
king of foreign occasional spot of
light drizzle from time to time. A
bit misty over the hills, the Downs
and Chilterns, not too cold with the
cloud around, temperatures down to
4-6. Tomorrow, for most of the day
it's going to stay pretty cloudy.
The cloud could then at times but
for the majority of the day it will
be different shades of grey, coming
and going. There could be an odd
spot of drizzle but foremost, a dry
afternoon. Temperatures similar to
today, a high of nine Celsius in
centre of town. At the weekend, more
of a say. -- same.