11/05/2017 Look North (Yorkshire)


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Good evening and welcome to the late Look North.

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Tonight, what are the main political parties saying

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It's one of the key issues in Yorkshire, particularly

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Doncaster which has seen a big influx of migrants.

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We need the acknowledgement that there are problems

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It's getting like a ghetto round here, and you've got

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two or three factors that don't like each other.

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They just seem to keep to their own communities,

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They send money back home, they don't spend it in England.

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And a Bradford Imam is arrested in Pakistan over the murder

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And a few changes in the weather over the next few days.

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I'll be back later in the programme with all the details.

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Politicians and commentators have been debating the leak

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of Labour's manifesto, but one of the hottest

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topics of the election - immigration - has, so far,

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Jeremy Corbyn says there'll be no false promises on migration,

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and immigration will be managed reasonably.

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But what do voters in Yorkshire think?

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It was one of the reasons why most people here voted

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James Vincent reports from Doncaster where the immigrant population went

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Sandwiched between the River Don and the East Coast Main line,

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Hexthorpe's always been a proper labour part of Doncaster,

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but if any party wants the voters here, they need

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to get their immigration policy right, because whenever we went,

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we found people worried about how that was affecting their lives.

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They just seem to keep to their own communities.

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I know there are difficulties here in Hexthorpe,

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and I'm not going to be the one to say no, there aren't.

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Everybody's got a right to make a good living for

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themselves wherever they go, but you are going to get a few

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A lot of them, they're decent people, you know.

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The majority of them are really good folks.

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There is still massive division within the community.

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It's not being addressed appropriately with our politicians.

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We're having to deal with it ourselves.

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And that is where the politicians are meant to

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Harry took the Look North red sofa out to

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Saint George's Minster in Doncaster to try

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and find out what those big ideas were.

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Now that we're are leaving the European Union,

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that we make sure we have a fair immigration policy and that we don't

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leave other areas, for example like the NHS,

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Theresa May has in the made it clear that in the negotiations,

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she will prioritise freedom of movement.

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Well, our policy, ultimate policy, is to get

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Like we've said, we're going to do that...

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You've failed for seven years to do that.

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Well, when we have Brexit, we will have a completely

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We will be able to control immigration

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from within the EU, which has caused a lot of upset.

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A lot of people don't feel that they've been

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consulted and they don't feel they have consent.

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The only way to control immigration

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The only country that's been pushing for that for decades is Ukip.

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Who would you trust to actually work genuinely and

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constructively towards controlling our borders?

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We want to have a fund to help communities to reconcile

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the problems between communities and migrants coming in.

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Initially funded by money from the European Union,

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while we are still a member, from the social fund.

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When those ideas are finally printed in manifestos,

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people here will want to know the details.

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Staying with the election, candidates for all of Yorkshire's

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constituencies have been announced this evening.

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Ukip are fielding 20 fewer candidates across the region

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Our data journalist David Rhodes has been pouring over

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In 2015, the four main parties all fielded candidates

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But this time Ukip are fielding 20 fewer candidates.

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Some of this is tactical so they're not standing in places

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like York and Harrogate which voted to stay in the EU.

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But there also not standing in two out of the three

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Doncaster constituencies which voted for Brexit,

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a sign perhaps the parties resources are stretched.

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The Greens are also standing in ten fewer places.

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They announced today they aren't standing in York Central so as not

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to split the Labour vote in an attempt to prevent

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And these tactical decisions could have an impact

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because the Tories have an electoral advantage in the marginals.

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For Labour to pick up two marginal Tory seats,

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they would need around a 6% swing of the vote from the Conservatives.

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To win the five marginal seats Labour need a 10% swing.

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The Greens not standing in Morley and Outwood helps Labour.

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But flip a coin and this is potentially the Conservative

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advantage, because if they see a 6% swing in the vote from Labour,

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they could pick up four Labour seats.

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Ukip not standing in Halifax and Wakefield will probably

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But to win a place like York Central the Conservatives

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Ukip and the Greens fielding fewer candidates this year

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could have a decisive impact on the results of

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One other piece of election news tonight -

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in Bradford West the former leader of the Respect Party Salma Yaqoob

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has announced she plans to run as an independent candidate.

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Miss Yaqoob resigned as leader of Respect in 2012 citing

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a breakdown of trust with senior members of the party.

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At the time, Bradford West was held by the Respect MP George Galloway.

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And in the coming days, you'll be able to find a full list

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of candidates standing in all of our constituencies

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An Imam from Bradford has been arrested on suspicion of murdering

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Syed Sibtain Kazmi is alleged to have been involved in

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the killing of the leader of a banned sectarian organisation,

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as he granted an Islamic divorce to Samia Shahid,

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who died as a result of a suspected honour killing.

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At the Haideria Mosque in Bradford, worshippers came together to voice

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concerns over the sudden arrest of their Imam.

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Sibtain Kazmi was visiting his brother in Pakistan,

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about to return home, when he was arrested

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at Islamabad Airport in connection with a murder committed in 2003.

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Imam Kazmi was due to lead prayers at a special programme

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here at the mosque in the community centre this evening.

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Instead, he's being detained at a police station in Pakistan.

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Friends say his wife and son back in Bradford are desperately worried

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He's a very nice man, pious person, always available for peace

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activities and always available to all community members.

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The mosque community believe Mr Kazmi's been set up

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by the authorities for political reasons.

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I'm from Pakistan as well, but they don't like this country.

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They do very bad things to the people when they arrest us.

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We request the Pakistan government, he is a very innocent person,

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he's done nothing wrong, he must be released as soon as possible.

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Mr Kazmi spoke to the BBC last year after the death of Samia Shahid -

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a British woman from Bradford who was killed in a suspected

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so-called honour killing after she remarried.

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Imam Kazmi performed her divorce and second marriage.

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He says he was threatened by Samia's family because he helped her.

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They said we will harm your family and you

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and you will pay much price for that if you do that.

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Now the Imam is detained in Islamabad.

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Already, friends have started a petition for his release.

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Two men have been found guilty of encouraging dangerous driving

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after the deaths of four people in a quad bike crash

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Terrie Kirby, Alexandra Binns, Ryan Beal and Brandon Brown

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died when the quad bike they were on was hit by a car

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Leeds Crown Court heard several vehicles were racing at the time.

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The men convicted today will be sentenced with the driver of the car

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involved in the collision and his passenger, who have already

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admitted causing death by dangerous driving.

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Rugby League and Featherstone are through to their first

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Ladbrokes Challenge Cup quarterfinal for 20 years after a 24-12

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Halifax gave themselves hope with a try from full-back

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Ben Johnston on the hour but substitute Josh Hardcastle

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clinched the victory with Featherstone's fourth try

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eight minutes from the end and Cory Aston

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Time to check out the weather prospects. Lovely day today, is it

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starting to go downhill from here on in?

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Yes. Although it will be as warm tomorrow, there is the risk of a few

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showers and my plans are wilting, so you will be pleased to know if you

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are a gardener that there is rain on the cards of the next few days. Most

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of the rain will be Saturday night into Sunday morning with some

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showers tomorrow and Sunday as well. Tomorrow, humid. Some sunshine but

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more clout compared to today. There will be a few showers but they will

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be quite a hit and miss so not everyone will catch them. Low

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pressure gradually taking over over the next few days. The most useful

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of the rain will be this which will post through on Saturday night. It

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will bring some persistent rain overnight into Sunday. At the

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moment, more clout from the south so with more clout compared with last

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night, it will not be as cold. Temperatures generally dropping back

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to around seven or 8 degrees and there could be the odd light shower.

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There will be more clout tomorrow compared to today but still some

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brighter sunnier spells at times. There is the risk of a few showers

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but the club will be thick enough to produce if you hit and miss showers.

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Later in the day, if you catch one of the show was, they could well be

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heavy and sundry with temperatures getting to around 18 or 19 degrees

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so similar to today but feeling more humid. During most daylight hours,

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rain overnight into Sunday and then showers.

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We want to see the economy work for everybody, not

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Now the weather. , yes a humid dead. We have had

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photographs of the Now, humid air is coming in hyped.

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This cloud will be spreading northwards bringing rain and

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showers. More cloud will head our way. Yes, more rain to come across

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the south-east over night

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