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Chancellor John McDonnell has announced that a labour government would bring private finance initiative contracts back in House, he told labour's conference that businesses were making huge profits from the deals, and they were set to cost taxpayers two hundred billion Pounds, the German Chancellor angler Merkel has said her policies will not veer to the right.
After the success of the anti immigrant F.T. party in yesterday's election, millions of Kurds have been voting in a referendum about independence from Iraq, a sixteen year old girl has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a Member of staff was stabbed at a school in North Lincolnshire also tonight alvy becomes the U.K.'s fifth biggest grocer and a snap election is called in Japan, labour has promised that it would bring contract signed under private finance initiatives back into public ownership.
If it wins power, the shadow Chancellor John Macdonald told the party's conference in Brighton, but the deals would cost the public sector, hundreds of billions of Pounds in the coming decades, and private companies were making huge profits from them.
The contracts have been used by successive governments as a way of attracting private sector funding for public projects, such as hospitals and schools in return for long term interest payments labour sources later Qualified my McDonald's remarks to say, there would be a review and contracts would be brought back where necessary from Brighton, he's our assistant political editor Norman Smith, the decision to buy out scores of P.F.I. contracts came as a complete surprise at this conference, but marks a major political and financial commitment by Mister Corbin's labour party, both labour and conservative governments over the last quarter of a century have relied on such schemes to build new hospitals, schools and other public buildings under P.F.I., a private company funds, the cost of the new building with the government paying back the money, plus interest over a much longer period that schemes have been criticised for burdening N.H.S. trusts and local authorities, with long term debts and for being poor value for money.
And today, the shadow Chancellor John McDonnell delighted delegates with this pledge.
Well, we've already pledged, but there will be no new P.F.I. deal signed by us in government, I will go further, and I can tell you today.
It's what you've been calling for will bring existing P.F.I. contracts, back in the details, around the scale and cost of Mister McDonnell's proposal, however, remain unclear sources said the contracts would be bought back in exchange for government bonds with the exact level of compensation to be decided by Parliament, it was expected that what was described as a shares for bond's nationalisation would applied to the bulk of the more than seven hundred P.F.I. schemes sources Declined to put any figure on the likely cost of such a nationalisation, but the total value of P.F.I. contracts is estimated at more than two hundred billion Pounds leaders of the big public sector unions have predicted the move could save the taxpayer money because of the hefty charges included in many of the contracts.
This was the reaction of the unison leader Dave prentiss, I thought he was a really good announcement, I was surprised, I've got window for many, many years.
In there, cos, it would be nice to him.
Mister McDonnell also promised a major expansion in worker control on a scale never seen before.
And confirmed plans to take back ownership of the railway's Royal mail the water industry, and parts of the energy sector policies which, taken together with the nationalisation of P.F.I. contracts would seem to represent a significant extension, and the role of the state and moved it while popular within the labour party may well have alarmed many in the business Community.
The P.F.I. model of funding public services was pioneered by the Conservatives in the nineteen nineties, and has continued under successive governments are economics correspondent Andrew Verity has this assessment of labour's new policy on P.F.I. and the potential costs involved.
The idea behind, P.F.I., was to bring private sector cash and disciplined to big public projects such as expanding a motorway or building a hospital wing, the private contractor would raise the money and run the project and The public sector would repay them often over twenty to thirty years.
While that may sound like a dead, the attraction for successive Chancellors was that it wasn't classified as such in the public accounts.
The repayments have proved expensive in the noughties N.H.S. trusts could get more funds for their new hospital wings, if they signed up to contracts, where the repayments grew with inflation, the truss repayments are still growing, with inflation, but under austerity their budgets.
In a typical N.H.S. trust is now costing ten to fifteen percent of their budget or P.F.I. payments across the board, across the public sector.
Ten billion Pounds a year in theory, trust sand other public bodies could cut those payments if they could get out of those contracts, and instead borrow more cheaply from the government.
However, as Paul Johnson of the Institute for fiscal studies points out, it might not be that simple.
Some of them were badly formed contracts, which have ended up being rather expensive, but you're not going to save money by getting out of them, because presumably, you're going to have to pay the companies with which you've got the legal agreement in order to get out of them, they mean that they will pay the value of these things, and respects the law.
If they do, then they may well be right, but it won't cost very much, but it, what's not gonna say very much money, most P.F.I. contracts have a voluntary termination Clause, which requires private sector shareholders to be compensated for all the profits, they would have made over the entire contract unless their performance is lacking, the shadow breaks it secretaries or kissed armour told delegates at the conference, but a labour government could negotiate what he called her new single market relationship with the E.U.. after Brittan's departure and could remain in a form of customs Union, he said, labour were now the grown ups in the room.
When it came to negotiating Britain's future relationship, the issue of Brecht's it provoked passionate debate in the conference hall with delegates expressing both support and criticism of the leadership's position from Brighton.
He's our political correspondent Ben right, this conference did have a robust Stuart's ow long debate on Brecht's it, but it was not to the incredulity of some labour M.P.s and members, a meaningful chance to shake party policy.
That's because delegates voted to spend more time debating issues such as housing, social care and rail.
Instead, after encouragement from the Jeremy Corbin supporting campaign group momentum.
These shadow breaks it Secretary, Sir kiss armour told delegates label would seek to keep the U.K. in the single market and remain in a customs Union with the E.U., for a transitional period after Brecht's it beyond that is a clear, said options should not be swept off the table breaks it poses a complex political conundrum for labour, while the vast majority of labour M.P.s wanted Britain to remain In the E.U.. many represent constituencies that voted strongly for Brecht's it some party members would like to see labour commit to remaining in the single market for the long term.
During this morning's debate delegates argued passionately for and against changing the party's Brecht's at policy, we will be remembered as the opposition that let the Tories, do you watch they once were and eyes down, it's us who voted conference.
I think they're bred slipped must be stopped, who in this hall, thought it was a good idea to organise a stop brakes, it camp outside this conference.
That's a disgrace labour's ruling Executive Committee then released a statement restating the party's existing stance on Brecht's it, saying it sorta tariff free trading relationship with the E.U.. that put jobs.
First, how label would negotiate those long term aims remains unclear, but for the most part, the leadership has swerved a row about it.
A fourth round of Brecht's it talks is taking place in Brussels between British and European Union negotiators, the brakes, it Secretary David Davis has insisted, there are no excuses for standing in the way of progress following Theresa may's speech in Florence last Friday, but the e. use lead negotiator and shelled by, and so the U.K. still needed to translate the Prime Minister's proposals into a precise strategy, the Chancellor Philip Hammond has refused to say whether he thinks Teresa may should be the leader of the conservative party at the time Of the next general election.
But speaking during a visit to Scotland, my mum and said, the government was focused on delivering breaks it, and he was one hundred percent behind Theresa may in leading the negotiations, our political correspondent Alex Forsyth report, since the election that left her without a majority questions about the Prime Minister's leadership have failed to subside.
Today, Philip Hammond was asked four times by journalists whether Theresa may was the best person to lead the conservative party into the next general election expected in twenty twenty two each time he refused to be drawn, saying he would not talk about future Tory leadership my Hammond said, the focus should be on Brecht's it and claim missus made was doing a fantastic job insisting he was one hundred per cent behind ten, the Chancellor said he was entirely in accord with the Prime Minister's proposal for a post Brecht's it transition period of around two years, despite reports, he's wanted longer.
Meanwhile, the foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, said, moving to a new relationship with the E.U. could be done comfortably within two years, the cabinet is presenting a United front for now, but differences remain, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants to win back voters who deserted her in the general election for the right wing nationalist A.F. de after it won dozens of seats in Parliament, missus Merkel whose Conservatives won the most votes.
So many people felt they weren't being Taken seriously.
But she insisted, she wouldn't be driven by a populist agenda.
Leaders of the alternative for Germany, have promised to use their new status as third biggest political force to challenge the country's policy young refugees, but tensions have already emerged within the party, a Europe correspondent Damian come Atticus reports from Berlin, I missus Merkel has begun.
The challenge of trying to stitch together a coalition Angela Merkel strode into her post election press conference today, a mixture of contrition and determination.
She's a veteran political survivor now winner of a fourth term as Germany's Chancellor a position as Europe's pre eminent politician remains unchallenged, which is undoubtedly been weakened to buy this election or C.D.U. party won a third of the vote, and the seats in the Ballista, more than ten percentage point ahead of her nearest rival, but it was still a serious decline in her support, much of it lost to the far right alternative for Germany, party.
That's really hadn't gone since cos I'm sort of agape, there's a hostage.
We had wished for a better result of chorus.
We're now trying to analyse the votes we last, especially those which went to the F.T. we want to win those people back by addressing some of the issues, where they will have to be one back is largely in what was East Germany.
In all, a million voters deserted missus Merkel's party for the far right, a die many, because they believe that During the refugee crisis.
She lost control over Germany's borders, but these very first press conference surveys splits were already emerging frock a petrol, one of the A.F. Dee's leaders who'd just won a seat in Parliament turned on her colleagues sitting alongside her in front of all the assembled journalists, she said they were becoming too extreme, the A.F. you could never hope to win.
And I like your supply tyre using infra gang.
We've often, there's a lot of them out of the oven.
It's been said that the A.F. de has become an anarchic party could only be successful in opposition, not to govern is, but I want to make real politics, so I've decided that I will not be part of the F.T. in the Bund and she walked out the F.T. is remaining leaders are sticking to their line that the influx of a million refugees, means, Germany is losing part of itself.
We don't want that they set as a hole now looks to be entering a more fractious and divided period diverting Angela Merkel's energies as she forms a coalition then tackles the challenges.
Four years ago, but later turned its focus to immigration and Islam, the party which campaigned on slogans such as bikinis not burkas is now set to take ninety four seats in the federal Parliament, he performed particularly well in what was formerly East Germany, a correspondent Jenny hill is ensure Rene in the North Eastern state of Mecklenburg for pom and where she considers what prompted the f. breakthrough with its shuttered and graffiti scrawled shopfront tureens a F.T. headquarters stands out to me, otherwise picturesque coupled main street of this market town, this party's success may horrify some here, but this is A.F. de country nearly one in five voters in the region of Mecklenburg for pom and chose the party, which is fat is Hartland in the former East, no one's sure why the fear of further change after a painful economic recovery from reunification will perhaps a reaction to what are perceived as the Western forces behind globalisation.
What is clear is that most of those who voted, Aye.
F.T. attracted by its fierce opposition to Angela Merkel's refugee policy, although communities in the former East received fewer migrants than anywhere else in Germany, the party, which maintains that Islam, doesn't belong in Germany and wants to ban minarets ran a furiously xenophobic a nationalist campaign, and it worked.
It's estimated that a F.T. took a million voters from angler.
Merkel's Conservatives, but he's lured support away from the social Democrats and the green party, too, as well as mobilising first time voters these photos in the city of Dresden described their reaction to the breakthrough by T.
I'm not very happy, because I don't like the A.F. de very much.
My daughter has a foreign father, who's well Integrated who studied has a job and pays taxes, so he's making his contribution.
That's why I get my, in my view, the election result is O.K., but the other parties should start thinking about what's going on.
Lucia, I'm actually very happy.
We used to really like myrtle, but recently, she lost a lot of drive, she should've done more, not just for the refugees.
What's also surprised the establishment is who voted for a.
F.T. polls reveal that, while the majority of its supporters are manual workers are unemployed people significant numbers came from the professional classes, too, and the party appears to appeal to most age groups.
They support falls away among the over seventies and under twenty Fives they have de success indicates that the populism that swept through Europe in recent years is taking root here, the party as anti euro and opposes further E.U. integration, it's new M.P.s are expected to meet in Berlin for the first time tomorrow.
Their first plan of attack to demand an enquiry into missus Merkel's decision to open Germany's doors to a million refugees, you're listening to the six o'clock news on B.B.C. radio four, the main news.
So far, labour has promised to bring private finance initiative contracts in House, the German Chancellor angler Merkel has said she wants to win back the voters who left her party for the far right still to come.
Controversy as the shortlist for the Turner prize provides a lack of Controversy.
Millions of people in Iraqi Kurdistan, have been voting in an historic independence referendum in defiance of the government in Baghdad.
In the past, are the Iraqi army and Turkish military have announced that they will take part in joint manoeuvres on the border with the region.
Turkey, which fears, the vote could Stoke separatist aspirations.
Among its Kurdish population has also threatened to cut off the area's oil supply.
Our correspondent Tom Bateman sent this report from the Iraqi Kurdistan capital ere Beale fireworks and car horns filled the air.
Peel as night fell voting was a family event in the region's capital.
All day polling stations were filled with people in clothes, usually kept for weddings and festivals, they brought their children clutching the Kurdish flag, it was declared a public holiday.
This was for people who speak of their hopes for independence been previously crushed a historic chance to assert their national aspirations, it's us.
Our dream canst through could stand count it to become one of the democratic Anders tabula counts, the Iraqi government have used everything to destroying so jazz kimmy calorie Pinson's Gino side, because of this, we came here to do a lot of oil, but the voters been deeply contentious Baghdad fiercely opposed it, fearing it could precipitate further sectarian conflict in Iraq, the poll also extended to oil rich and disputed areas, including the city of Kirk cook neighbouring Turkey and Iran, both with large Kurdish minorities threaten to cut Economic ties with her on most of the international Community view the voters ill timed and a distraction from the fights against so called Islamic state.
The Kurdistan regional President Masud buzz Arnie responded, saying he would seek independence democratically and only through talks.
He has raised his people's hopes, but it has cost him much in international support.
The United Nations has accused Russian forces of grave human rights violations in Crimea, including arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances and torture, the U.N. human rights Agency said, people living in the peninsula.
Since its annexation in twenty fourteen had been forced to become Russian citizens or lose their rights, the report said.
Russia must respect its obligations as an occupying power.
There's been no response so far from Moscow, a sixteen year old girl has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a support worker was stabbed in a secondary school in North Lincolnshire police said, a kitchen knife was used in the attack at winterton Community Academy near Scunthorpe, the victim a sixty one year old woman is in hospital with non life threatening injuries.
How correspondent Dan Johnson reports from outside the school, the incident happened in an Office away from other children and is said to have involved a small knife, the school's head teacher Gareth Morris was one of the first to see what had happened.
When I arrived in the Office, they were already in the number of staff, we were dealing with the situation Missing first out remember stuff restrain in me.
The students as well.
This is the opposite really isn't it up a big inner city school where you might have got problems like this before.
Yeah, completely rule surprise, out of the blue, the sixty one year old Member of staff is a welfare Officer, she's in hospital with what I described as serious, but not life threatening injuries.
The sixteen year old girl has been questioned by police officers who expect to be at the school for the rest of the week, a Muslim surgeon who treated victims of the Manchester arena bombings has described how he was stabbed in a suspected hate crime SA curdy was attacked, as he entered altering an Islamic centre.
Yesterday evening, he said he was lucky his injuries were not more severe, a correspondent Judith Moritz has been talking to him.
SA curdy often leads prayers at mosque, but last night, as he was on his way into the building in altringham in South Manchester.
He was stabbed he ran inside and grab the chair to defend himself, but his attacker ran off my purity was taken to hospital where he was treated by his own colleagues before being discharged.
Speaking at home.
Today, he says, he's very thankful to be alive.
I remember a heavy blow to the back of my neck, it was, it was a total shock.
I genuinely felt he was going to run after me into the mosque and Just carry on, but he started, he was the anger that was coming across West was quite cute to me.
Greater Manchester police are treating the attack as a hate crime bit of not classified it as terrorist related, they've arrested two men aged fifty four and thirty two members of the Community say they have experienced some low level abuse before, but that it's unusual here, they intend to increase security, but want worshippers to remain undeterred from visiting the mosque nessa Cody says he's been comforted by the support he's received from people of all faiths.
The supermarket chain Aldi has reported record sales of almost nine billion Pounds in the U.K. and Ireland, an increase of more than thirteen per cent.
However, profits fell sharply in the past year has its ought to keep prices lower than rivals and opened new stores, how'd, he said, the cost of some products had increased because of the fall in the value of the pound, but breaks it hadn't affected its expansion plans are business correspondent Emma Simpson reports Aldi's growth has been extraordinary.
Last year, it added an extra billion Pounds' worth of sales, which helped at leapfrog the co op to become the U.K.'s fifth biggest grosser, unlike its larger rivals Aldi, still has a relatively small number of shops, which means it has plenty of capacity to grow its opening a new supermarket at the rate of more than one a week, with the aim of having A thousand stores by twenty twenty two, this privately owned German business is investing a billion Pounds in the next two years alone, but profits have taken another lock down by almost a fifth compared with the previous year oldies U.K. boss Matthew bar and said he would do whatever was necessary to give his business, the competitive edge.
We invested a huge amount into keeping our prices, the lowest in the sceptre we view that position, having the lowest grocery price in there stepped a very much as a contract with our customers.
That's why I think customers are voting with their feet, and more and more cost was thousands a week are coming through our doors that promise keeps the pressure on the big establish supermarkets.
During the last spoke of food inflation, they largely passed on price increases customers change their shopping habits, and the discounters reap the rewards.
The Mayor of London sidique Khan has told the city's transport regulator to be available to meet Luba after the taxi heading firm apologised for mistakes in the way it is operated last week.
Transport for London announced it would not be renewing his licence because of public safety concerns.
In an open letter to Londoners, the company's Chief Executive Dara cos we said, who, but wasn't perfect and recognised the need to change in the city, the one hundred share index ended the day nine points lower at seven thousand three hundred and one on wall street, A short time ago, the Dow Jones was down eighty six points or twenty two thousand two hundred and sixty four on the currency markets, the pounded down three tenths of a scent against the dollar at one dollar, and thirty four point nine sense against the euro sterling is up not point eight cents at one euro and thirteen point eight sense making Eurgh.
Worth eighty seven point nine pence a medical student at Oxford University has avoided jail after she admitted winding her former boyfriend, with a knife in me the you Woodward, who's twenty four was given a ten month jail sentence suspended for a year and a half the cases caused controversy with some accusing the judge of treating her leniently because of her academic achievements Johnathan reports from Oxford Crown Court Woodward attacked her former boyfriend, with a bread knife stabbing him in the leg during a row at Christchurch College, she'd been drinking and had a drug addiction.
She faced a possible maximum sentence of up to three years in prison, but in sentencing judge Ian Pringle, Q.C., said Woodward had been genuinely remorseful and had engaged in a drug rehabilitation programme.
Hence the suspended sentence in Court SloveniaWoodward was sobbing and appeared short of breath.
The Court was told she'd suffered serious mental health problems and had even attempted to kill herself, immediately after the attack her cases, lead to debate a newspaper headlines asking if she was too clever, to go To jail.
After the judge had suggested in an earlier hearing that, because she was so bright, she might not receive a custodial sentence Oxford University, has not yet said, if you will be expelled.
But her ambitions of becoming a heart surgeon now seem remote Japan's Prime Minister shendu a Bay has called a snap election to be held at the end of next month.
My they said he would seek public approval to put forward economic reforms and take a tough approach to North career.
His opponents suggest, he's taking advantage of an apparent boost his ratings, which had slumped after he was accused of cronyism, something he has always denied more details from a Tokyo correspondent Rupert when Phil pays for over a week.
Japanese media has been speculating loudly about a late October pole confirming it Mister ad they said he was calling the election to gain a new mandate from the Japanese people to enact social programmes, but critics say, Mister base calling the vote now, because his popularity has been boosted by the North Korea crisis, my Abby will face competition from the popular Governor of Tokyo, you'd get she has announced she is forming a new political party to fight this election analyst, same is co e. k. will probably not have enough time to build a nationwide operation, able to take on my Abi's all powerful liberal democratic party, but the Japanese Prime Minister could still be punished by voters who irritated.
He's calling a third general election in less than five years, North Korea's foreign Minister RI Yong Ho has accused President trump of declaring war on his country, speaking in new York, he said, it's military had every right to shoot down U.S. jets, even if they were outside North Korean airspace in a show of force over the weekend, you s.
Lancer bombers flew in international airspace over waters.
East of North Korea, the Pentagon has warned that Mister trump will be provided with options to deal with Pyongyang if it continues its provocative actions.
An Egyptian, who was believed to be the heaviest woman in the world has died at the age of thirty seven imaan Ahmed Abdullah arty weighed around seventy nine stone before she travelled to India.
Earlier this year, for weight loss surgery.
Afterwards, she was said to have lost forty seven stone she died of heart disease and kidney problems.
The work of this year's Turner prize nominees will go on public display in hull tomorrow, the U.K.'s city of culture.
The competition is known for its promotion of controversial young artists and their headline grabbing works, including an unmade bed and a pickled shark, but as our arts editor will gumpert explains the shortlist for this year's award has a much more traditional flavour boring operatic voice adds atmosphere to Rosalind gnasher Shiv is evocative which observes the banality and frustrations of everyday life from the Gaza strip your way for years old, The Croydon born film maker is the youngest of the shortlisted artists in a helmet, a sixty three is the oldest the beneficiary of this year's rule change allowing artists over fifty years old to be considered for inclusion.
He's been making her painterly tableaux collages and canvasses for decades.
So why, you may ask, has the Zanzibar born artist not been nominated before Alex Farquharson is the chair of the Turner prize jury, the generation of artists in the eighties, they're often on together as a black heart movement that was a real strong, and they often had to fight against mainstream whose concern seemed to lie elsewhere, been Anderson is a black British artist too often explores a meeting points between Jamaican and in a city English culture for his large scale landscapes and portraits German wood block maker, Andrea completes this year's Quartet with an exhibit that includes eight striking works on paper, were beggars outstretched arms pointing humbly downwards.
The show is likely to be an unmitigated disaster for tabloid headline writers, there are no enormous backsides to rip off or unmade beds on which to pour scorn.
There's no shock or sensation, I suppose, eh.
More conservative exhibition was the inevitable outcome are removing the age threshold.
Maybe it should be renamed the Joshua Reynolds prize, the headlines again, the shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has pledged that a future labour government would bring private finance initiative contracts back into the public sector, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants to win back voters who deserted her for the anti immigrant A.F. de party in yesterday's election, but insist her policies will not veer to the right.
Millions of people in Iraqi Kurdistan, have been voting in an historic independence referendum in defiance of the government in Baghdad.