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stand firm, dismissing talk of a leadership challenge,
Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.
Labour spark a row after saying only a woman can replace Austin Mitchell.
It is discriminating between men and women. That is not what women want.
It is sexist. Caught at over 100 miles an hour. Calls for tougher
penalties for speeding. Some people ignore penalties. We have to make
sure they are punished to the fullest extent of the law. Also: The
couple arrested after Nancy fracking protest. And, this six`year`old
relives his big day at Wembley. More rain to come. I will be back
with the forecast. The local party say its views were ignored. The
majority said they would like to see a female selected from an open short
list. The worry is that you are restricting across other types of
people and characteristics. All`female selection led to the
so`called Blair's babes. Labour is the only party to use this system.
Figures show they do have the highest percentage of female MPs
today. Opponents to all`female candidness
argued that they don't address the real reasons why Deraa not more
women that want to `` why there are not more women that want to be MPs.
It is discriminating between men and women. That is not why women want to
be in politics anyway. There has to be some reason behind it. I have no
problems with it. I think it is a good idea. Why not? They are both
equal. So discount men is a sexist thing. Labour is standing by its
decision, saying it is increased `` it is committed to increasing the
number of women in parliament. Labour's next Parliamentary
candidate for Grimsby will be chosen in the next few months. We can
already say that it will be a woman. The former high`profile Labour MP
Aramis King was elected from an all woman short list in 1997 `` Baroness
King. I asked if it was a good move for Grimsby. I think it is important
overall that we have as many women as men going into Parliament. We are
very short of that pain. We need to change it. I do think it is a good
thing. Some are saying it is artificial and create an illusion
that there was a change when their recent. The change depends on the M
E. The candidate becoming an MP. People talking about it being
illusory. I have sat for many years in Parliament, and the fact is, only
one in five overs there are women. It depends if you want women in
politics. A Conservative MP, a female, said, I disagree with
tokenistic initiatives like Labour's all women short lists.
Shouldn't it be the best person for the job? I absolutely agree, it
should be the best person for the job, and women are quite capable of
doing that job, but the system and the institutional bias against women
locked them out. We have effectively had all male short lists for the
last 500 years. That is not fair on women. I recognise some individual
men might suffer, the same as many women suffered. I would like to see
twin constituencies, with one man and one woman. In Grimsby, you could
end up with a not so good female MP when perhaps there was affecting my
candidate. `` a better male candidate. I don't agree. That
implies there was not enough talent at that across both sexes across the
tree. There are more than enough capable women there. He getting a
lot of mediocre men, Deraa say, in parliament, nobody says a word about
it. Very good to have you on the programme.
Do you support all women short lists? Do you think it is
discrimination against men? In a moment: The rivalry between
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire been settled on a German army camp.
Tougher penalties are being demanded for drivers who are being caught
doing more than three times the speed limit.
Police have revealed that a driver was caught doing more than
90 close to a school near Boston in Lincolnshire.
Another was clocked at 113 miles per hour in a 40 zone on the A17.
The justice system only allows magistrates and judges to impose a
their own lives at risk, but putting at risk the lives of everybody
around them. On the A1 near Grantham,
with a 70 limit, And in a 40 zone on the A17
near Boston, two people were caught driving over 100,
one clocked at 113, another at 108. While in North East Lincolnshire,
one motorist was doing double the speed limit on the A18
near Grimsby, again, over 100. While it may be a 40 zone here,
this camera has recorded some of the You're always going
to have lunatics. The camera's been there a long time,
you're coming up to a level crossing and a really busy
junction, I'm surprised anyone's There should be another
camera this side, I think. Since they introduced
the 40mph speed limit, it has Just a few miles away, on this 30mph
road near a primary school, There are a minority of drivers who
are reckless, and even with the penalties we have, there are
some people ignoring them. When that happens, we have to make
sure they are punished to The man in the Porsche was fined
and banned for six months, but road safety campaigners say
there must be tougher punishments to People are getting in touch with
this already. Carroll says, should be a total driving ban for life,
there is no excuse. Ian says, with such disregard for others, it should
be a life ban. Trevor is an HGV driver and says he has a speed
limiter at 56 mph. He says, fixed speed limiter to cars.
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regular updates. A man has appeared in court charged
with murder following a shooting in East Yorkshire. Jonathan Smith died
of gunshot wounds in Milton last Tuesday. Peter Kite was remanded to
appear in court in August. A 15`year`old boy also appeared,
charged with assault. A couple in their 60s are to go on
trial accused of causing a public disturbance at an anti`fracking
camp in East Yorkshire. John Mager,
who used to be a director at East Riding Council, and his wife Val,
an ex`teacher were arrested last Today they pleaded not guilty to
the charges against them. From Greater Manchester to a village
in West Sussex, campaigners have been protesting against the use of
the shale gas extraction method known as fracking. Protesters set up
camp at this site near Walkington in East Yorkshire. They said they
feared plans for fracking. Two weeks ago, 30 police officers were brought
in to a score to lorries onto the site. John and Valerie Mager were
arrested, accused of obstructing vehicles. In court, they pleaded not
guilty to the charge of preventing the carrying on of lawful business
at the site. The judge set a trial date here for July the 31st. The
couple have been granted unconditional bail. They left court
without making any comment. The placards carried by their supporters
gave a clear message. Thank you for watching. Still ahead:
The six`year`old boy with an incurable heart complaint.
Tim Atkinson took this picture. Thank you very much for bats.
Another picture tomorrow. Good evening. Our regular weather
forecaster is away on a course, and that happens to be in Spain. Paul
says `` Frank says, Paul doesn't do a bad job but he should be given a
permanent job and not just Keeley's standing.
He has chosen a good day to be away. There is more rain to come then a
gradual improvement through tomorrow. It is all due to this area
of low pressure. It will be more settled for Friday and the weekend.
You can see all the cloud pulling in from the North Sea. Outbreaks of
rain. It started heavy this morning. It could be heavy at times.
Tomorrow morning, heavy rain to start with. There will be further
outbreaks of rain and drizzle. It will tend to fizzle out and we may
get some sunny spells. Temperatures got up to 11 or 12 today. Across
parts of Lincolnshire, it could get up to 15 or 16 degrees. After the
rain fizzles out, more settled conditions for Friday and the
weekend. It would be completely dry. There might be a few showers around.
Hopefully, there will be some sunshine.
I thought there was a lot of arm on display, but I had better be nice to
you. Wattage hole and?
I have to be nice to you if I want to get an invite to the barbecue.
The historic rivalry between Yorkshire and Lincolnshire is being
settled on an army camp in Germany. Reserve soldiers have been teamed up
with soldiers from Lancashire, part of the reorganisation of the Army.
On an army base in Germany in a tin shed, there is a great tent. It is
hot and cramped, but it is he is here that battles are planned,
side`by`side. It is how the modern army will work in the future. The
regulars and reserve will become a singular, integrated force. The
reserves come and provide a supporting element. There is no
pretence one way or the other. This isn't the first time soldiers from
Yorkshire and Lancashire have worked closely together. On the first day
of the bottom of the Somme in France, men from both sides of the
Pennines died fighting shoulder to shoulder. You could say the War of
the Roses has been mentioned a few times. In the sergeant's mess, when
training is done, the revelry takes place. We were assured that
Yorkshire had a resounding victory. Despite the fact they are from the
wrong side of the border, they are a good set of guys and we have got on
well. The mystery of defence is increasing the number of reserves to
compensate for redundancies in the regular army. That is controversial.
Some people believe spare time soldiers can never be as good. It is
not about being as good, it is about being good enough. We have to make
sure they are competent and can fit in. This was the first joint
training exercise. It will set the standard for the future of the
British Army. Plenty of response following our
interview with UKIP member. They are targeting at least two local seats
in next year's general election. Thank you for the messages.
The Conservative MP for Boston and Skegness, Mark Simmonds,
is fighting back against complaints that he doesn't spend enough time
UKIP won half of the votes in his area
in last week's euro elections, and will target the seat to try to get
Fellow Conservatives are warning Mr Simmonds he will have to work
hard in the area if he wants to get re`elected.
Her Successful maximums. e,
seat in the 2010 General Election, with nearly 50% of the votes.
But four years on, are people in Boston still impressed
He has been good to us personally. He should be representing Boston
instead of gallivanting around the world.
As a foreign office minister, much of Mark Simmonds' work is overseas.
But just yesterday, the leader of his local Conservative
council told Look North he needs to reconnect with people back home.
Mark has been continuing to do a lot of work. He hasn't been the best at
communicating that work. My message is, get Boston back is your
priority. More than 50% of people who voted here in Boston in the
European election that UKIP. Now the party is planning to target this
seat in next year's general election. So maximums could have to
fight to remain MP here. I asked Mark Simmonds if he was
worried about losing his seat at the general election.
Of course I was disappointed with the results of the elections last
week. The conservative vote held up reasonably well. It was the same
across the rest of the country. Of course more work needs to be done.
The government has had to take difficult decisions, to reset the
economy after the shambles we inherited. Is being a Foreign Office
minister advantage it `` an advantage to your career but a
disadvantage to the Boston in Skegness area? I am a committed
member of Parliament as was a committed government minister. I am
proud to be the first MP to be elected to Boston who has ever been
a government minister. I'm very much hope it will continue. Your own
leader of the Council says, get Boston back as your priority. Is it
fair? Of course there will be exchanges of thought. I have been a
committed MP since I was first elected. I am delighted and proud to
be a government minister, and I will continue to represent my
constituency and country as long as people want me to do so. Looking at
these messages, they do not end you are visible enough. Well, I live in
the constituency. I am here every weekend. I have a large
constituency. I do what I can in the context of my ministerial
responsibilities. I hope everyone will continue to support me. Another
message, I would like to see UKIP represent is because the main
parties are ignoring people 's views.
You are in trouble if many people think like that. I don't share
that. The simple choice in the next election will be between putting
David Cameron in Number ten or Ed Miliband. Will you be the Boston MP
after 2015? I hope so. Thank you. There we are. If you are in Boston,
you have heard the response there, you might want to comment on that.
A painting by David Hockney has failed to sell at an auction in
London. The abstract picture called Tiger had a reserve of ?40,000. The
bidding stopped at ?35,000. The wet weather means at Beverley
races will not take place this evening. It has been called off
because the course is waterlogged. For a six`year`old Hull City fan,
leading his team out at Wembley in Freddie has
an incurable heart condition. Today he's been looking back
at the big day and spoke to Reliving the moment Freddie got his
wish, walking onto the Wembley pitch with Curtis Davies for the FA Cup
final is a moment he will never forget. The atmosphere was amazing.
For Freddie to do what he did was wonderful. Brilliant memory.
Six`year`old Freddie as an incurable heart condition which could end his
life at any moment. We don't know how long he's got left. Everything
that he does matters. This is just amazing. Freddie got to meet plenty
of big names, although he didn't realise it at the time. I didn't
know was him. I didn't know was Prince William. What did you think?
I was like, tell me you didn't know who that was, and he said, I just
thought it was a strange man walking by. The exposure has had an
unexpected side`effect. He thinks he's famous. People stop is all the
time, there is Freddie off the television, everywhere we go. I
mean, not everywhere, but just like prior mark. Last time we spoke to
Freddie, his biggest worry was what would be a packed lunch. Well? I
don't like the muffins you gave me. The you like anything? I liked the
Mars bar. His next adventure is riding in a speedboat. The matter
what they are doing, this family enjoys every moment they have
together. Letters hope Prince William isn't
watching. Recap of the headlines. Nick Clegg
tells his supporters to stand firm, dismissing talk of a leadership
challenge. Labour sparked a row after seeing only a woman can
replace Austin Mitchell in Grimsby. Response on the women short lists.
Julie says, I wouldn't want to be elected because I am a woman,
sectors and gone mad. Brian says, if anybody else came up with the idea
of one sex shop was, they would be accused of sexism. `` one sex short
list. Chris says, if I was a potential male Labour candidate for
Grimsby, I would put in a claim of sexual discrimination. Somebody else
says it is patronising to women. Have a good evening. Goodbye.
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