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Hello, I'm Ros Atkins with World News Today in Brussels -


where David Cameron is spending a working dinner, outlining his


plans for Britain's future relationship with Europe.


He's already been told that he can't expect to "cherry pick" a new deal -


and tomorrow he'll find himself excluded from summit discussions.


His possession was not helped by the tone in the European Parliament.


You all after me. I have to say, you are not laughing now, are you?


The other headlines : The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn loses a vote


of no confidence by a huge margin - but says he won't resign.


And - has the EU referendum led to an increase in the number


We'll discuss growing concern about the legacy


Welcome to the European Council in Brussels on a day where the


ramifications of the UK vote to leave the European Union continue to


evolve and expand. Let me run you through the developments. In London,


the Chancellor in charge of the UK economy said he anticipates tax


rises and spending cuts in the coming months. Also, the opposition


Labour Party is in complete disarray after its MPs voted through a


no-confidence motion in its leader. More in a minute. And then in


Brussels for the first time since the UK opted out of the EU, all 28


member nation leaders are in one place this building, to talk about


how the so-called Brexit is going to work. We begin our coverage of what


has happened with Laura Kuenssberg. David Cameron might have


wanted to slip in the back The Prime Minister made the same


grand arrival as ever, While we are leaving


the European Union, we must not be These countries are our neighbours,


our friends, our allies, our partners, and I hope


we will seek the closest possible relationship in terms of trade


and cooperation and security, because that is good for us


and that is good for them. That's the spirit in


which the discussions He told us and them he wouldn't quit


if he lost, and would start No surprise that the president


of the commission didn't There is genuine upset


and a desire to get on with it. The day after Brexit,


I felt as if someone very close Brexit is not only about procedures


and politics and interest. It is also about our


emotions and fears. What do you have to say


to the Prime Minister? I think he has to say something


to us, not us to him. We should wait until


the Conservative Party has But nothing can happen until Britain


is ready to start, says Europe's Sometimes, these bunfights


are all about working out the body language,


trying to find out what is going on. Europe's leaders are sad and angry,


almost in disbelief at what has been decided, and in no mood to make


the exit process easy. But so many British voters felt


the EU didn't listen. Nigel Farage wanted to enjoy


the warm embrace of schadenfreude, delighted


at Brussels' agony. Mutual loathing in the European


Parliament today was pretty clear. When I came here 17 years ago,


and I said I wanted to lead a campaign to get Britain


to leave the European Union, Well, I have to say,


you're not laughing now, are you? There is not upset at the results,


but contempt for how After six years, David Cameron's job


is not to make the deal. From the look on their faces,


he has first to explain himself This will probably be


one for the album. It is likely to be his last


Brussels get-together. There is uncertainty about the basic


blocks of our future relationship. Commiseration too alongside


the deep confusion, But David Cameron is no longer here


to be the one who decides. Laura Kuenssberg,


BBC News, Brussels. You saw Nigel Farage, the Ukip


leader being a little bit cheeky with members of the European


Parliament. Later in a speech accused them of having never done a


hard days work in a life which did not go down well. One person who


pushed back hard was the former Belgian prime minister, a senior MEP


in the European Parliament. He said to mystify Rush, one good thing


about Brexit is the European Union will be paying his salary for much


longer. We spoke to him about the tone he struck with mystify rush.


We have watched you over the years, locking horns with Nigel Farage.


This morning you accused him of using Nazi propaganda and you're


He has gone and the UK has exited the European Union.


The main thing that I want to do is not to attack somebody.


The main thing I want to do is to reform.


This morning you were attacking him with vigour.


He said to the 700 people, members of the European Parliament,


you do nothing, you have never worked in your life and then


at the same time he says I am defending the poor man and he has


an offshore financial system put in place.


He looked for this attack from my side.


He was so rude with the whole house, with the whole Parliament.


When I watch you and Nigel Farage I'm thinking it is going to be


difficult for the UK and the European Union to stay


amicable while it goes through this process.


Fortunately I don't think Nigel Farage is really


Maybe Little Anglia but not Great Britain.


I'm joined by Alberto Nardelli from Buzzfeed UK, Europe Editor.


One of the huge journalists gathered. Have you spotted a


difference between a European perspective and the British one?


There has been some difference, when you talk to British officials, there


is talk about the possibility of maybe the European countries


offering the UK better membership terms, I asked that to one official


and he describes the idea as delusional. Is that Britain has


voted to leave and now it is about getting on with the exit


negotiations but beyond that it is about sending a signal to the other


EU member states that you cannot blackmail the countries and have a


referendum and get better terms. They reminded us of Greece, they


ended up with terms that were worse than they were offered before.


Everyone wants to get on exit process, but they cannot. Everybody


is waiting for the UK. They are and there seems to be some consensus now


that in September once a new pro-minister is in place, that is


when article 50 will be triggered. An extraordinary Council in


Bratislava where more formal talks will begin however what is unclear,


and I were asked too many people, what happens if the UK refuses to


trigger Article 50 and treat is nobody knows! Presumably the people


who voted to leave would ask the government why are you not


triggering it so it would be a big domestic story. A question about the


future of the European Union because I have been struck and spending last


week in the UK there is quite a lot of confidence about the European


Union future, the idea this vote will start a disintegration process


seems premature. That is a fundamental point in this debate. As


the German chancellor mentioned speaking to her Parliament in


Germany, it is a key point and when a 27 member states renegotiate with


Britain, the one thing they will have in mind is keeping the EU


together. That will be at the front of the mind of the other countries


and they will do everything they can to make sure the EU stays together.


It'll make the negotiation for the UK even harder. A couple of other


issues aside from Brexit, Nigel Farage was keen to point out this


vote by the UK was one of the European Union's problems and a


migrant crisis, the difficulties of the euro, they are greater


difficulties and Britain exiting. When will they get discussed because


Britain is dominating everything. There are two sides come on the one


hand you... Niger since the referendum but before you had months


and months of councils dominated by negotiations and changing Britain's


status in the Union and the parallel migration crisis and a crisis still


going on in Ukraine which people have forgotten about. All these


issues are happening in parallel and all of them in different ways are


pulling the strings of Europe, the migration crisis in Eastern Europe


has created a backlash against refugees, Hungary will be holding a


referendum on whether to take ref -- refugees. There are various


migration debates around the continent. One of the biggest


stories on Friday was the fact older people voted to leave and younger


people had not voted to leave. But as feed has younger readers who


follow news via your website. Do you think there is anger now towards the


British decision -- Buzzfeed. It is a generational divide. If we look at


the results, it is true most older people voted to leave the majority


of young people voted to remain however it is also true that 80 per


cent of all the people who voted and 40% of younger people voted so the


flip side of the story is older people vote, if younger people voted


in similar numbers, we may be talking about a different story. It


is also about getting that vote out and if you care about these issues,


they have to vote. Thank you for your time. I am looking over the


press pit of the European Council, there are several thousand


journalists here, they are not going anywhere because the leaders of the


European Union are meeting over dinner and we hope to hear from some


of them later. None of us are going anywhere but waiting for the


statements when they emerge. And the political fallout


after the referendum results shows no sign of easing for the main


opposition Labour Party MPs have overwhelmingly backed


a vote of no confidence in their leader Jeremy Corbyn


after widespread criticism of his performance


during the campaign. But Mr Corbyn is staying put -


he says he won't bow out, arguing to do so would be a betrayal


of all the party members Jeremy Corbyn is obviously


uncomfortable, a leader under siege, a Shadow Cabinet patched together


after mass resignations. Just look at his deputy,


Tom Watson, on the right. Everyone knows he is not truly


backing his leader, But later, most of his MPs


were officially against him, leaving his team empty chairs


and unfilled vacancies waiting for the leadership challenge that


will now surely come. Jeremy must accept now that his


leadership is untenable. He is unable to fill


shadow ministerial posts, he is unable to fill the basic


function of opposition, which is to hold the government


to account, and he has to do Angela Eagle resigned yesterday


as Shadow Business Secretary. Now she is weighing up a leadership


challenge and is meeting Tom Watson Might reunite a party torn apart,


and as she told me yesterday, I feel I have served


in the best way I can, In the coming Labour leadership


contest, a challenger needs backing from 50 Labour MPs or MEPs


from the European Parliament. The contest's results


will be announced at the autumn conference


or an emergency It is still unclear if Mr Corbyn


would automatically get on the ballot without needing


nominations. Voting is by party members,


registered supporters who have paid ?3 each,


and affiliated union supporters. Are party members like these


in Croydon beginning I ended up voting for him


in the leadership election because I felt we needed a change


and we needed to create a nicer But increasingly, I have become


disillusioned and is appointed So many people say the same thing,


that he is a lovely guy It is almost irresponsible for them


to advocate for a new leader But Mr Corbyn has strong


support in the country. Young members turned up today


to urge rebels to back off. And among the loyal minority


at Westminster, there is defiance. I think a lot of people are very


concerned about the behaviour This week, we should have been


exposing our hapless Prime Minister. Labour's past appearance of unity


was always something of a charade, but now the fight is out in the open


and whichever side wins, the wounds that are about to be


inflicted will be painful and deep. As the UK prepares for a slow and


painful diverse, the people of Turkey are wondering how that they


should with Europe will develop. The government in Istanbul has been


seeking to strengthen its case to join the EU but is that possibility


closer or further away now? Are Turkey Reporter reports. Proud,


patriotic and problematic. Turkey is the EU's neighbour it can't afford


to ignore. After becoming a candidate for membership in 2005,


relations between the sides largely frozen until the migrant crisis came


along and EU realised it needed Turkey more than ever and so earlier


this year EU and Turkish leaders struck a deal in Brussels, failed


asylum seekers would be deported from Greece and sent back to Turkey.


It cut the flow of migrants dramatically down from 10,000 a day


to barely 100. But Turkey negotiated something in return, to get rid of


these cues the lifting of these requirements for Turks travelling to


the Schengen zone. You're supposed to have that happen at the end of


the month but installed, the commission says Turkey has not met


the criteria. The EU wants Turkey to stop using anti-terrorism laws to


arrest journalists and critics. When the government took over in


opposition, newspaper claiming it was run by terrorists protests were


attacked. Turkey says it will not change the legislation and it faces


multiple terror threats. It has warned Brussels and less visas are


lifted, it could pull out of the migrant deal. And so it is that old


tricky relationship again, between Turkey and EU. And for this summit,


a dilemma, how to stop Europe's gatekeeper from jettisoning the


whole migrant deal whilst still not kowtowing to a controversial


president Burda one. It could be a bumpy ride.


Ikea is to recall 27 million Malm chests of drawers in North America


after the deaths of three children in the United States.


As shown on this demonstration video, the children were killed


after being crushed by drawers toppling over on top of them.


Ikea US president Lars Peterson said the company had stopped


selling its Malm series products because they "could be a danger".


Last year, Ikea warned customers to use wall


The German car manufacturer, Volkswagen, has agreed on a package


worth nearly fifteen billion dollars to settle US consumer lawsuits


Lawyers say the settlement is the largest of its


It states that the company must offer to buy back nearly half


a million cars with diesel engines and compensate their owners.


Last year, US regulators discovered that some VW cars


were fitted with software that distorted emission tests.


World number one golfer Jason Day has withdrawn


from the Rio Olympics because of concerns


The 28-year-old Australian said while the risk is small,


it is not one he is willing to take because of potential risks


Last week another international golfer, Rory McIlroy,


pulled out because of worries about Zika.


Back to our main story now, the UK's vote to leave the European Union


and the disturbing reports that there have been


in the UK since the vote of an increase in racist attacks


on Eastern Europeans and other ethnic minorities.


A number of groups who monitor such incidents say there has been


an increase, and some are linking this to the charged debate around


immigration that featured during the referendum campaign.


With me now is Farah Elahi, who is a research and policy analyst


at the Runnymede Trust, a race equality think


Give us a sense, some perspective on this, is this a new phenomenon in?


No, it is not new, hate crime against minorities has been


long-standing but what we are seeing is a significant spike in incidence


since the referendum. Why is there a spike, can we link this to the Leave


campaign and the rhetoric we heard around immigration? The rhetoric we


saw coming out of the referendum across all parties has a role to


play in the spike under things legitimising mainstream but we can


also point to government interventions for a number of years


that have been creating this and stoking tensions from the government


and the media. Of course it is not in any way racist to worry about


levels of immigration. It is not racist to worry about levels of


immigration, it is how you express concerns and how you target


individuals that you might hold responsible. Should we be surprised,


we have had six years of austerities Britain, some cuts to benefits as


well, given the growing social divide in this country, should we be


so surprised we are seeing an increase and prejudice? It is not


about surprise, we should be concerned about the increasing


levels of prejudice and the way it is expressed. And in difficult


times, we are turning on our neighbours and those around us


rather than holding people in power to account. What can we do to change


it? Then needs a new narrative for Britain, one focused on unity, we


need stronger leadership that condemns these unacceptable acts and


we also need decisive action from the police and services to tackle


these crimes. I'm glad you brought up the response from police. I


wonder how their powers change in the future in which the UK is


outside of the EU, do they still have the powers they need to be able


to hold people accountable and to prosecute people who are found to


incite violence and race hate crime? At the moment they have all the


powers they had last week. They should be exercising those. We don't


know what will happen in terms of the Brexit and how things will


change. There are a number of UK legislations that give police


significant powers to prosecute hate crimes. In terms of the response, we


need strong leadership, the moment there seems to be a real absence of


leadership modest in the UK but also in Brussels, it is unclear as to who


will lead negotiations in Brussels. What do we need in the vacuum of


leadership that we have in the next few months can what can we do


ourselves as a people to prevent this? May be what we need to look


for is someone who can give a positive story for Britain and the


future of Britain and takes decisive stands on the issues. Thank you for


coming in and taking us through those issues. Today has been a


dramatic day in Brussels, before we go, let me show you some key moments


from the debate at the European Parliament.


I know virtually none of you have ever done a proper job in your


lives! Or worked... Or worked in business, or worked in trade or


indeed ever created a job. I am surprised you are here. You were


fighting for the exit. The British people voted in favour of the exit.


Why are you here? There are many things to be negotiated and we need


cool heads and warm hearts. But please remember this, Scotland did


not let you down, please I beg you, do not let Scotland down now. It is


the climate of fear that has been created, negative things, that is


the most shocking of what happened in Britain, not the choice of the


people because the choice of the people is democracy. MEPs like Diane


Dodds and marine Le Pen would say that we in the North of Ireland are


bound by a UK vote, we say we are not. And like the previous MEP, Miss


dismissed, we asked you to respect our vote. We stand by the vote of


the people of the North of Ireland just like Scotland which voted


remain. Emotions running high. That is it from us. Next, the weather.


Goodbye. Tuesday's weather went downhill


for the eastern side


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