tv Outside Source BBC News June 7, 2017 9:00pm-9:31pm BST
this is bbc news. the headlines at nine. a last—minute dash for party leaders in the final day of campaigning before millions of voters head to the polls. theresa may urged voters to back her on brexit in herfinal rally of the campaign. who do you trust to have a strong and stable leadership to deliver the best dealfor britain in europe? brexit matters, it is the basis for everything else. we've got a choice. five more years of tory cuts, longer waiting lists, underfunded schools in many parts of our country and hope under labour. and in other news: the body of a missing frenchman has been found in the river thames, which brings the number of dead in the london bridge attack to eight. and i loved him because we looked great together. and celebrating the life of ronnie corbett as fellow performers gather at westminster abbey for a memorial service. good evening and
welcome to bbc news. with just a few hours until polls open party leaders have spent the day criss—crossing the country, making their last pitch to voters. 50 days after calling the general election theresa may said that brexit was the priority and she was the leader best able to build "a stronger, more prosperous britain." beginning his day in glasgow the labour leaderjeremy corbyn warned voters against five more years of austerity and pledged more spending on health and education, delivering hope, not fear. from north, south, east to west, they're having breakfast on the go,
managing to find a moment for a sit down and a cuppa. this is the last push, the final few miles as they try to win you over and even before most voters were awake, theresa may was out in east london. tomorrow is the big one. yes. talking about the conservatives' promise to invest billions more in housing, roads and rail. with security dominating the campaign, late last night mrs may pledged to toughen the laws, if needed, to tackle terrorism. but today returned again and again to her core message. who do you trust to actually have the strong and stable leadership that is going to deliver the best dealfor britain in europe? because brexit matters. brexit is the basis of everything else. we need to get that brexit deal right. all across the uk... the labour leader started his day in glasgow, pledging higher taxes
for business and the better off to put billions more into public services. you've got a choice. five more years of tory cuts, longer waiting lists, underfunded schools in many parts of our country and hope under labour. hope that our young people are properly treated. hope that our pensioners will keep the triple—lock and keep the security that they need and hope to invest in our economy all over the uk. by lunch timejeremy corbyn was drawing the crowds in north wales. it's time for a change. time for a change for a government that supports people all across the uk and deals with the issues of inequality and poverty. as the hours ticked by, theresa may took to the skies to get to her next campaign stop off. she caught up with voters playing bowls. a choice between two people
who can be prime minister, who do they want to see leading this country into the future and building that stronger, more prosperous britain? he's not aiming for government, but wants the lib dems to be the party of opposition and in the west midlands, first thing today, urged voters not to give theresa may a blank cheque. to make sure that people have an opportunity to resist the dementia tax, the school cuts, the police cuts, and to give the british people the final say on the brexit deal seems to me a strong offer and one that i hope that the liberal democrats will reap rewards for. in scotland, the snp are warning a vote for labour would let theresa may into government through the back door. if you do not want to wake up on friday morning with a tory
government with a bigger majority able to do more damage to scotland, the only way to stop that happening is to vote snp. after the vote to leave the eu, ukip are fighting to stay relevant and pushing for a hard brexit. i mean a brexit whereby we reduce immigration, a brexit where we don't pay a divorce bill, brexit where we take back full control of our waters and sign trade deals all over the globe. don't go out and vote tory, go and vote for the real deal, which is ukip. it's really only the green party looking ahead and saying we have a wave of automation coming in, we have to think about how we tackle those job losses. and also, we aren't going to waste £110 billion renewing trident nuclear weapons. it's only by having a strong team of plaid cymru mps will we make sure that wales' voice is taken seriously and not ignored in the way that it has been since the referendum took place, last june. of course, it's power here the parties are all competing the labour leader is just arriving in islington for his last pitch to
the voters. that is his final rally there in islington. it'sjust going to start in a few minutes time. we will be the full live coverage of jeremy corbyn‘s final rally of the 20 17th election jeremy corbyn‘s final rally of the 2017th election campaign in just a couple of minutes. theresa may ended her speech in birmingham. herfocus is on who will deliver the best deal on brexit. a lot of the refrains and phrases were familiar to us all. we heard about strong and stable leadership, perhaps the final time of the campaign. she wanted to bring this back again and again to brexit, arguing that there will be this huge political drama unfolds days after
the general election and in her view it is a choice between higher and jeremy corbyn as to who will be the prime minister to get a deal in europe. she has a plan for brexit, taken britain out of the common market, doing deals with others. borisjohnson interestingly was the warm up act before theresa may came on. he has had a far more prominent role in this election in the last few days. a sign that the tempo was being raised. he was far more personal in his attack onjeremy corbyn. he was laying into him, raising his past relationships with sinn fein and all the rest of it. he really went for jeremy corbyn, where as theresa may made it more optimistic and sunny, which is a lie as theresa may made it more optimistic and sunny, which is a life she is trying to paint for britain post—brexit. that is what she loves people
here wanting to feel. trying to make britain a more meritocratic country. that was the message. it was quite brief. it was the last rally of the campaign, but the speech did not last longer than ten minutes. the leader of the liberal democrats, tim farron, has launched a last ditch effort to prevent a conservative landslide in tomorrow's election. he's been touring cities across england, where he's been pushing a message to voters to think tactically when going to the polls. speaking to supporters in bath this evening, mr farron said a landslide victory for the conservatives would jeopardise funding for community services across britain. theresa may called the election, expecting a landslide. a landslide tomorrow would mean permission for the dementia tax, permission for more police cuts and underfunding of our schools and hospitals. it's a vote against all of that
with the lib and —— with the liberal democrats. it's a vote for the funding our schools deserve and for a stronger police. keeping us all safe. our correspondent tom bateman is in bath for us this evening. he has been touring six different constituencies around the country and they are places where the liberal democrats came second 2015. he believes that some tactical voting, appealing to labour voters, they will get enough votes to win again. the liberal democrats took an absolute morning in 2015. tim farron will be judged on how many seats he can gain, but one thing was really striking in that speech that he gave. not so much what he said, which was about cuts to public services and social care and the plan to add 1p to income tax to reinstate those services,
but what he didn't talk about was brexit. the liberal democrats wanted to carve out their place as the party of the a0%, the remains voters, in a city out their place as the party of the 48%, the remains voters, in a city like this where the majority wanted britain to remain in the eu. he's not talking about that spontaneously on the stump here because he believes that it's not catching the imagination of voters. they believe brexit might become an issue for them further down the line. right now it is not something that will get voters into the polling booths for them, so they are talking about public services. in scotland the snp leader nicola sturgeon urged voters to show their support for a fair and prosperous society in scotland, and to stop the tories in their tracks. she warned that a vote for labour risks "handing the keys
of no 10" to theresa may. our scotland editor sarah smith is in edinburgh. scotland's first minister, nicola sturgeon. the snp, the party defined by scottish independence, don't want it to define this campaign. nicola sturgeon would much rather talk about her opposition to tory cuts and what she says voting snp means. it means voting for mps who will stand against tory austerity, voting for mps who will stand up for investment in our public services, voting for mps who will protect the incomes of pensioners, who will protect the winter fuel allowance, the triple—lock, and who will protect free personal care and stand against a dementia tax. they call this the nicolopter, flying the snp leader to all the places her party looks vulnerable. having won all but three of scotland's seat two years ago, they are not fighting for new mps but are hoping to limit their losses. nicola sturgeon says she believes
theresa may will win the election but may not increase her majority. she called this election because she thought she could steam—roller the opposition and have a landslide but she has been found wanting. she has come across as weak and evasive. she can't answer basic questions, so it is possible scotland could stop her getting a bigger majority, we could hold the tories in check. in places like the scottish borders, the snp are trying to fight off emboldened scottish tories who say they are the only party who can stop a second independence referendum. they hope to pick up seats like this one as a result. scottish voters are effectively being asked to choose whether or not they want another vote on independence. the outcome of this election could well determine when or if that might happen. sarah smith, bbc news, hawick. in wales a0 seats are being contested.
at the eu referendum wales voted to leave. so now in this general election will it be issues associated with brexit that will be on voters' minds or will they be thinking of health and education as they make their mark our wales correspondent sian lloyd is in cardiff. anglesey — the constituency of ynys mon has changed hands three times in the past 35 years. labour is fighting to hold on here. it's a target seat for both plaid cymru and the conservatives. so in a seat that has swapped political colours so often, what are the choices influencing this art group on the island? the benefits have been cut drastically for a number of people and a lot of people i am aware of are struggling at the moment. i think this election is all about brexit. it's important for wales to get a good deal. like wales as a whole, people on anglesey voted to leave the european union. in the run—up to the referendum, ukip gained ground amongst welsh voters. this political expert believes what happens to that vote now could be important in a number
of welsh seats. the suggestion is that ukip will not perform as well as they did in the 2015 general election so which way will ukip voters swing? will they go to the conservative party? ukip voters may even go to parties like the liberal democrats, it may be a way of registering a different kind of protest vote. at the other end of the country it's business as usual in cardiff bay. devolved politics has continued throughout this general election campaign but for some voters the waters have been muddied. uk party manifestos have made promises about a number of issues, like health and education, that are devolved so will it be our schools and hospitals or wider uk and brexit issues that influence people here? the political lines in wales are perhaps blurred like never before. sian lloyd, bbc news. the latest headlines. party leaders
have been making the final plea to the electorate. jeremy corbyn said a labour government would end the austerity and tackle inequality. theresa may has pledged to build a brighter future theresa may has pledged to build a brighterfuture for theresa may has pledged to build a brighter future for britain post—brexit. the body of a frenchman has been found in the river thames, bringing the number of fatalities in the london terror attack up to eight. in northern ireland voters last went to the polls only a few months ago. that was for an assembly election but the parties haven't been able to agree a deal to form a devolved government at stormont. and the general election campaign hasn't helped relationships. chris buckler is outside stormont for us. since michelle o'neill took over as sinn fein's leader at stormont earlier this year... the party have tried to present her as a bright new face of irish republicanism. but old disputes have dominated her time in charge, leaving northern ireland without a government,
and relationships with their old power—sharing partners, the democratic unionist party, certainly aren't good. they have even accused her of being in the pocket of the sinn fein president gerry adams. and what about a wee bit of respect, michelle? just saying. what about respect for the public, arlene? what we need to do is to have... and those were just a few of the angry words that have been exchanged between the dup leader arlene foster and her sinn fein counterpart. in a newspaper interview, she also called her "blonde", a phrase mrs foster said was intended as a compliment. michelle o'neill saw rather differently. you see comments like blonde comments or all the rest of it, there's no place in political leadership for sexist remarks, for homophobic remarks, for racist remarks. we have a job to do to lead the way, to set the tone. and do you feel that she was sexist? absolutely. of course she was. mrs foster denies that. but this fight for votes has become personal.
and nobody is pretending that things are calm below the surface. sinn fein said they won't go back into government instalment is arlene foster is first minister, because a public enquiry is taking place into a botched green energy scheme that she helped set up. and while she refused our request for an interview, it is clear others in the dup feel sinn fein are trying to undermine their leader. parties have worked together in the past when they didn't necessarily get along. it doesn't make insults right though, does it? i think it's somewhat trite and trivial, if i may say so, for the bbc to say that the collapse of the government is all about personal relationships. it may be part of that, but it's certainly not the main reason. there are many divides. but in a place with a history of big politicalfigures, experience would suggest that relationships really matter. and after another bitter election, they were once again need rebuilt. chris buckler, bbc news, belfast. eight people are now known to have
died in the london bridge attack — that's after police searching for a frenchman who disappeared during the attack found a body in the river thames. xavier thomas, who was a5, had been in london with his girlfriend for the weekend. our special correspondent ed thomas reports. remembering those who died. and returning to london bridge for the first time. the police officers who faced the london attackers. who comforted the injured. here to lay flowers and pay their own respects. in a city grateful for the bravery of officers like pc green. it is really important to have that support from the public, and obviously our thoughts are more so with the casualties and everything that happened here. thank you. today police looking for xavier thomas
said they found a body in the river thames. he was in london on holiday with his girlfriend who is seriously injured in hospital. ignacio echeverria, a spanish national, was confirmed dead today, last seen jumping off his bike to help a woman being stabbed. also named, sara zelenak, who was 21 and working as an au pair. her family said she was a beautiful daughter and sister. the family of french chef sebastien belanger confirmed he was also killed after watching the champions league final. it means the total number of deaths now rises to eight. and this is the latest raid by police, a family home in ilford with officers still looking for evidence. to piece together more about these men. khuram butt, a known islamist extremist, rachid redouane, a moroccan libyan who once lived in
dublin and italian moroccan youssef zaghba also police in italy suspected he wanted to join so—called islamic state, and his mother, speaking anonymously, she had no idea. translation: there was no way for me to know that he would ever do anything like this, never. i would like to ask for forgiveness but that would make no sense. i can't ask for forgiveness on behalf of someone else. this investigation now reaches towards morocco, italy and ireland, but the focus has always been here in east london and those unanswered questions of how all three men met and planned their attack. and should more had been done? khuram butt was known to mis but police say there was no intelligence and attack was being planned. there was a message from a city today to those who caused so much pain.
ed thomas, bbc news, east london. a nursery school worker has been taken to hospital with a wound after being stabbed in the street in east london. she was attacked in once did on her way to work this morning. her injuries aren't life—threatening, but she was taking to hospital. the nursery manager said she was attacked from behind. my staff member was coming to work from wa nstead station, walking down the high street, which is right on our doorstep and unfortunately three young girls in their 20s, asian, were following her and they attacked herfrom behind, dragged her to the floor and then kicked her and punched her and then one of them got a knife out and slashed her arm, her left arm. then someone came to the rescue.
a passer—by shooed them away. two terror attacks in iran have left 12 people dead. the parliament building and the founder of the islamic republic were attacked. gunmen dressed as women broke into the building. iran has said that one of the attackers set of a suicide vest. the surrounding buildings have been put on lockdown. the second attack hit the team of the founding father of the islamic republic. this was the scene at the uranium
parliament. witnesses said that gunmen, some dressed as women, broke in on rampage through the corridors. —— the iranians parliament. security forces surrounded parliament to lock down the area in central tehran. inside there were reports of hostages being taken amid a stand—off between the attackers and the police. some gunmen fired out of the windows and iran's deputy interior minister said one attacker had set off a suicide vest. the group that calls itself the islamic state said they were responsible for the attack and release this video reportedly from inside the parliament. one gunman reportedly shouted, do think we are going anywhere? we are here for ever. miraculously, some mps carried on with the business, while others rushed to leave the building by any means they could. emergency services rushed to the scene. the local media reported
a number of people killed, possibly 12, and many more wounded in the attack. at a nearby hospital iran's health minister visited some of those who had been hurt. this man said he had been shot from a long distance by men with big machine guns. i was shot in the lead he said, but they shot others in the head and the chest. about half another later several miles to the about half an hour later several miles to the south, this. the second attack on the shrine of ayatollah khomeini. at least one of the attackers shot several people before detonating a suicide bomb. as police rushed to the scene there were reports that at least one person, the gardener, had been killed, and many others wounded. a state of emergency was declared
across iran as official said a third attack have been thwarted. iranian backed forces are fighting so—called islamic state across iraq and syria, but is attacks like this in iran are very unusual and there could be few more symbolic targets than iran's parliament and the mausoleum of its founder. two people have been arrested over a warehouse fire last year. they face 36 counts of the voluntary manslaughter. the fire broke out last december. investigators have not determine the exact cause of the blaze which was the deadliest in the united states for more than a decade. 13 people have been convicted following an investigation into abuse at two private care homes for adults with learning disabilities in devon.
a series of trials at bristol crown court, which can now be reported, have heard that residents at the vielstone and gatooma homes were routinely punished by being held in empty rooms without food, heating or even a toilet. from bristoljon kay reports. it looks idyllic. but what happened in this former care home was described in court as "systematic neglect". adults with learning disabilities routinely imprisoned in an empty room, for the sake of convenience. what i heard, no mother should ever hear. this woman's son was held in isolation nearly 200 times what i heard, no mother should ever hear. this woman's son was held in isolation nearly 200 times at vielstone in north devon. put in a so—called "quiet room" without food, heating, or even a toilet. it was not a quiet room. it was far from a quiet room. how would you describe what happened there? barbaric. disgusting. unnecessary. it's shameful. before he was placed at vielstone her son was a resident at the notorious winterbourne view home in bristol,
where he was assaulted. his mother says she can't believe he has been let down again. vielstone manager jolyon marshall on the left here, was jailed for 28 months for false imprisonment and perverting the course of justice. his wife and fellow manager rachel marshall was given a suspended prison sentence. mr hewitt, what do you say to the residents of atlas? paul hewitt, who set up atlas project teams, said he wasn't aware of any punishment rooms. no message at all to the residents or their families? although he was cleared of false imprisonment, he was fined for breaching health and safety laws. thejudge said he had been the company's guiding force and had shown wilful blindness. as well as paul hewitt and the marshalls, ten other members of staff have been convicted in a series of cases. they either pleaded guilty or were found guilty of falsely imprisoning vulnerable residents. 11 others have been cleared. the abuse at vielstone and at a sister home nearby called gatooma, was eventually uncovered by the care quality commission after a call from a whistle—blower. but families want to know why it wasn't spotted, and stopped sooner.
all of us tomorrow. this rain, you can see the bulk of it is towards the south—west. it will be moving in a north—easterly direction. most of the heavy rain will fall across wales. northern ireland could get a fair dose of wales. northern ireland could get a fairdose of rain, wales. northern ireland could get a fair dose of rain, also across the lowlands, but the far north of scotla nd lowlands, but the far north of scotland stays dry. not a lot of rain in london and east anglia. there could be some sunshine. the weekend will be a little mixed. jeremy corbyn is now back in north london, in islington. that is where he is about to address the last rally of this 2017 general election campaign. let us cross the two hour