cuts off the week, the azores high cuts off the week, the azores high cuts off the flow of these weather fronts, they will still affect northern and western areas but southern and eastern areas should see some much drier, brighter and warmer weather. this is bbc news. our top stories: britain's hung parliament — theresa may is forced to form a minority government after a disastrous election result. i have just been to see her majesty the queen and will now form a government — a government that will provide certainty, and lead britain forward at this critical time for our country. she says the setback will not affect brexit and talks on leaving the eu will continue as planned. president trump says he's willing to testify under oath about his talks with the sacked fbi directorjames comey. no collusion, no obstruction. he is a leaker, but we want to get back to
running our great crunchy —— country. and when elections go wrong: how mansfield nearly got the member of parliament they didn't vote. hello and welcome to bbc news. british prime minister theresa may is trying to put together a new government, after the snap election she called backfired on her badly. she now faces the challenge of the imminent brexit negotiations without a majority in the house of commons. here's the final result. mrs may's conservatives have 318 seats, eight short of an overall majority. the main opposition labour party has 262. so there are questions about the viability of this new administration, which is hoping to rely on the support of another
political party to stay in power. in this programme we'll have the results, reaction and analysis. but we begin with our political editor laura kuenssberg's report on a night and day of intense political drama. is this strong and stable, prime minister? she who dares doesn't always win. the most votes, the most seats, but under this stinging glare, no iron gates nor police protection can shield theresa may from the accusation she looks a political loser. the trappings of power, the visit to the palace, help from northern irish mps mean she can gather enough support to stay on. but having believed herself to be on the brink of a sizeable majority, going backwards seems like defeat. i have just been to see her majesty the queen and i will now form a government.
a government that can provide certainty and lead britain forward at this critical time for our country. not a single mention of the result. we need to provide the certainty in the house of commons. this will allow us to come together and channel our energies towards a successful brexit deal that works for everyone in this country. still prime minister but damaged, diminished, a smallerfigure. young people and old people all came together yesterday. very high turnout, huge increase in the labour vote and they did it because they want to see things done differently and they want hope in their lives. what was surprise at the start...
bell tolls and what we're saying is the conservatives are the largest party. note that they don't have an overall majority at this stage. ..gradually, seat after seat, was glorious shock for labour. loss after loss for the conservatives. no obvious pattern or geography to start with. but a hung parliament. # we'll keep the red flag flying here...# with no overall winner becoming clear. what had seemed her unassailable lead at the startjust melted away. personal as well as political loss written all over her face. the tories and labour in scotland dragged the snp down from their high point. the bubble pricked even for alex salmond. other parties took heavy fire. the lib dems adding seats but losing their biggest household name, nick clegg, perhaps loved and loathed.
nuttall, paul andrew, ukip. .. and in reverse, another ukip leader took his leave. no party though can govern alone. meet the ten—strong democratic unionist party, northern irish mps who will prop theresa may up. the prime minister has spoken with me this morning and we will enter discussions with the conservatives to explore how it may be possible to bring stability to our nation. others, though, calling for her to go. we will work with others if it is at all possible to keep the tories out of government. but only late this afternoon did the prime minister acknowledge that anything had gone wrong. i had wanted to achieve a larger majority, but that was not the result that we secured and i'm sorry for all those candidates and hard—working party workers who weren't successful. she won more votes, more seats, she keeps this address, but her gamble failed.
the electorate can damn with faint praise. laura keunssberg, bbc news, downing street. theresa may's decision to call the election was, of course, to bolster her hand in the brexit negotiations. so what effect does this outcome have on the government's brexit approach and the all important timetable? our chief correspondent gavin hewitt has been looking at the impact of the election result, on the future of the brexit process. theresa may's authority diminished just when the start of brexit negotiations are days away. complex negotiations are days away. complex negotiations have suddenly become more challenging. i think it has made it more difficult for whoever is going to be negotiating with the european union because they will look and say, hold on, it's not such
a clear message from the general election, not clear that you can get everything through the house of commons, so i suspect the negotiations have become that little bit more tough. some of those who campaigned to leave the eu fear momentum will be lost. this is a brexit timetable. negotiations begin on the 19th ofjune, a week on monday. they have to be completed in two years. the 29th of march 2019 is the leading date. pro eu campaigners we re the leading date. pro eu campaigners were out today, claiming the election sent a message.|j were out today, claiming the election sent a message. i think what country has just said is we don't want a hard brexit, we don't wa nt to don't want a hard brexit, we don't want to leave the single market, psychic it's about going ahead to putting the punches in first, which is finding a package which means the uk isn't jumping off is finding a package which means the uk isn'tjumping off a cliff. others are arguing that what some call a ha rd are arguing that what some call a hard brexit, which involves leaving the european single market, is now less likely. there is a greater
chance now that we will get a softer brexit that there was before the election, but whether or not we definitely will we will have to wait and see because there are still many members of the conservative party who are committed to a hard brexit. 0thers who are committed to a hard brexit. others were existing today the election results changed nothing. when the european union faces theresa may or david davis across the negotiating table, they will be facing the prime minister of the uk and the secretary of state for brexit and they will deal with them on that basis. so i don't really think this makes the task more difficult than it otherwise would be. the reaction from europe, a reminder that the clock is ticking. there is no time to lose, we are ready, they said today. there is no time to lose, we are ready, they said todaylj there is no time to lose, we are ready, they said today. i do strongly hope that britain is ready to open negotiations. as far as the commission is concerned, we can open negotiations tomorrow morning at 9:30am. those who know the workings
of brussels well say the negotiations will be tough. money is never easy in this sort of discussion, everybody knows that. the fate of people stranded on either side of the new border, everybody agrees that has to be sorted out as quickly as possible. and then there is ireland. theresa may's motivation in calling the election was to strengthen her hand, to make her less vulnerable to pressure from committed brexiteers within her own party. but, with a hung parliament, she is now more exposed to trouble from all sides. among those who will expect their voices to be heard are theresa may's new allies, the democratic unionist of northern ireland. the prime minister has promised the brexit negotiations will stick to the existing timetable and leaving the single market remains the government's position. so as brexit talks loom, just how long can prime minister theresa may stay in office? 0ur correspondent mark lobel explains why the prime minister might find it difficult to simply
"get on with the job." cast your mind back 26 hours from 110w cast your mind back 26 hours from now and i can't remember the 26 hour period like this in any uk general election. theresa may was calling the selection to strengthen her hand for brexit and she has done the reverse. the domino effect is this minority government that she is now facing, with the dup, as you've discussed. but here is the rub. the dup have strong views on gay marriage, for example. there are other members of her party, especially the leader of the scottish conservatives, herself openly gay, you don't want to see that type of policy influencing any deal. theresa may has lost a lot of authority in terms of brexit negotiations because she has the reverse of what she was aiming to do. some are calling for her now to go within six months. some call her
a caretaker leader the moment. soho authority has been undermined not just by this potential partnership with the democratic unionist party but also the general election result. it leaves her in an incredibly difficult position. how is this going to affect brexit negotiations, which are now days away quick —— away? negotiations, which are now days away quick -- away? we should begin in about ten days, the first time they have face—to—face negotiations between the eu and the uk. but it is not clear who will be at those talks, whether the democratic unionist party will be joining the talks, what the demands will be, what type of demands and steel britain will be looking for in terms of this minority government and how law theresa may will be in that chair. so there are so many questions as to even the personnel that will be turning up to those deals and the type of deal the uk will be striking. i can only imagine that from the european side this is
not the kind of strong and stable confident negotiating position that theresa may wanted to create as a result of holding the selection. it's the opposite. —— this election. what are we hearing from other leaders around the world? has her position weakened in their eyes?” think this morning they wanted to... eu leaders wanted to stress that they wanted these talks to continue on time. theresa may has moved very quickly in speaking to the dup and it does look like she is going to be able to bring forward the government and will be the person to whom they will be dealing with. so i think people expected a lot of rough and tumble because of the election campaign, but i'm not sure european leaders know exactly what to make for the —— of the uk offer yet. if we are not clear here i'm not sure how they can be there. but one thing is for sure, they want to stick to the deadline and they want the talks to ta ke the deadline and they want the talks to take they soon, so the pressure
is on the uk to get its act together. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: lovely to see you. wooing a jilted generation: howjeremy corbyn and his labour party galvanised the youth vote. the day the british liberated the falklands and by tonight british troops had begun the task of disarming the enemy. in the heart of west german capital, crowd to see the man with great hopes for the liberation of europe. michaeljackson was not guilty on all charges. the screams of the
crowd testament to his popularity and theirfaith in his innocence. as long as they pay to go and see me, i will get out there and kick them down the hill. what does it feel to be the first man to go across the channel? it's pretty neat. feels marvellous, really. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: the british prime minister, theresa may, is forming a minority government after losing her parliamentary majority in the general election. donald trump has said he's willing to testify under oath about his talks with the sacked former fbi director, which are at the heart of allegations that the president tried to obstructjustice. well, let's get more on that now, and the us president is rejecting james comey‘s assertion that he had urged him to drop an investigation into his presidential campaign's links with russia. he did say under oath that you told
him to let... you said you had the flynn investigation... i didn't say that. he lied about that? i didn't say that, i will tell you i didn't say that, i will tell you i didn't say that. and there would be nothing wrong if i did say it according to everybody that i've read today but i did not say that. did he ask for a pledge of loyalty from you, that's another thing he said. know he did not. he said that under of, would you be wierling to speak under oath to give your version of events? 100%, idid to give your version of events? 100%, i did not say under oath, i hardly know the man, i did not say pledge allegiance, who would do that, who would ask pledge xsense, i didn't say that and i didn't say the other. if robert miller speak with you about that you would say? i would gladly tell him. in the back—and—forth over who said what in the conversations between trump and comey, one thing that could settle everything, is, as the president
mentioned, tapes. so are there any? a question i put to our washington correspondent david willis. that's a good question, chris, and he has kept us dangling on that. he tweeted of course shortly after james comey was sacked that he'd better watch out, comey that is, because there might be tapes of their conversations. mr comey said yesterday for this part he hoped there were. today asked about that in the bucolic surroundings of the rose garden, donald trump said you will hear about that in a very short time. when he was pressed he said you're going to be disappointed when you're going to be disappointed when you get the answers. the suggestion being that perhaps there were not recording is kept of those conversations between those two men. meanwhile, as you heard there, president trump in typically robust fashion continuing to insist that he is right on this and thatjames
comey lied, at least in part, when he testified before congress yesterday. one thing that strikes me, david, watching that press conference in the rose garden, i think it was the romanian prime minister there with him today, the world is very much watching. what about americans, how is this gripping the country and what is their view on the latest on this russian investigation and allegations? it's a good question and you know what, chris, nearly 20 million people are said to have watched televised coverage of yesterday's testimonies by james comey, that's in the united states and people watching american networks solely. so from that you can get the impression ofjust how much this has gripped the nation. there were bars that opened early yesterday to enable people to get in and watch this live on tv, all of the major networks cleared the
schedules to allow coverage of james comey‘s testimony. as for weather it's cleared anything up, now we have this conflicting account of most of the these salient points in this drama, completely contradicted by the president. he said today that he did not askjames comey for a pledge of loyalty, nor did he ask the former fbi director to tone down the former fbi director to tone down the investigation into michael flynn, the former national security adviser. donald trump himself saying, chris, that he would be willing to go under oath and give evidence. an inquest into the deaths of the 22 people killed at a concert in manchester last month has heard the explosive carried by salman abedi was designed to kill and maim indiscriminately. investigations are continuing in the uk and libya to try to establish if abedi was linked to other extremists who may be planning further attacks on british soil. the bomber himself was in libya untiljust days before the attack. 0ur correspondent 0rla guerin has visited the family home, on the outskirts of the capital. well, this area on the outskirts of
tripoli is where the manchester bomb, salman abedi, was staying with his family for about a month before the attack. the family home is nearby, it's just around this corner. we got a glimpse of it but we have been prevented from filming outside by a relative. now, a neighbour here has said that sal man and his brother, hashing, went to the local mosque to say their daily prayers but otherwise get themselves to themselves. the authorities told us that salman and hashem arrived here early april, they said they had both men under surveillance during that time as well as their father, ramadan, surveillance during that time as well as theirfather, ramadan, the reason was hashim was accused of being a member of so—called islamic state, he is still being held by a
counterterrorism unit with his father. a spokesman for the fourth told us that hashim has admitted he and salman joint is after told us that hashim has admitted he and salmanjoint is after going to april bromwich to saudi arabia. they are still trying to establish whether they are linked to other cells in the uk planning attacks. they said they had important information to share with the british authorities but they wouldn't say if they had been asked to provide that or if there was any direct cooperation between the two sides. he told us that the bomber had left here without the knowledge of his family and had angered his mother, samia. he said he had placed a call to his mother shortly before the attack, he said that she had been angry, he had said forgive me, those were his last words, but at that time she did not know what he had in mind. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news.
the united nations peacekeeping mission in mali says that three of its troops have been killed, and eight wounded, in kidal in the north of the country. the peacekeeping mission in mali is known as the most dangerous in the world and the mission's camp came under heavy fire. a jihadist group linked to al-qaeda says it carried out the attack. the leader of the spanish region of catalonia, carles puigdemont, has called an independence referendum for october the first, a move the central government in madrid views as illegal. voters will be asked if they want the region to be an independent republic. catalonia has its own distinct culture and a different language to the rest of the country, but opinion polls suggest voters would narrowly reject independence. let's get more now the british general election result, and the gains made by the labour party in this poll may in part have been driven by an increased turnout of young people. 0ur correspondent elaine dunkley reports on the impact of the youth vote on the results.
from grime mcs to nme, youth culture has provided the soundtrack for change in this general election. i'm here today to speak to jeremy corbyn. what's going on, man? lovely to see you, thank for coming along. thank you for having me, seriously. i went to derby north, 13,018 to 2a —year—olds live here. how excited we re —year—olds live here. how excited were you about the election results coming through last night? excited. early indications were that the youth vote was labour's games with their policies for housing benefits for under—21s and the scrapping of tuition fees. i voted forjeremy corbyn because of my future as a primary school teacher, i feel children need the opportunities to thrive in school and without food and daily care they won't thrive so pa rt and daily care they won't thrive so part of his manifesto was to improve
that so i voted forjeremy. last year for the eu referendum that so i voted forjeremy. last yearforthe eu referendum i that so i voted forjeremy. last year for the eu referendum i was just too young so this year gave me a chance to have my say, i felt cheated out of it in the referendum la st cheated out of it in the referendum last year. often young people are complaining about how it's the older generations voting and i think the fa ct generations voting and i think the fact thatjeremy generations voting and i think the fact that jeremy corbyn actually targeted students and young people and stuff like the minimum wage and things like that, it really appealed to us young people. it's believed tojeremy corbyn has mobilised a jilted generation unable to get on the property ladder and saddled with debt. for many young voters, this wasn't just about policy. personality also played a big part. this man is an actor, director and activist behind the hash tag grimeforcorbyn. the mainstream press, they derided corbyn, and made him the underdog, people like the underdog, he became a cult figure, people were wearing t—shirts with jeremy a cult figure, people were wearing t—shirts withjeremy corbyn on it.
it's difficult to put an exact figure on it but there's a real sense of awakening of apathetic young voters, golden eyes byjeremy corbyn and the labour party, a generation that want to be heard. elaine dunkley, bbc news. —— galvanised. 0bviously general elections are a serious business, and a huge amount of effort goes into making sure every vote is counted correctly. so when the results are declared surely nothing can go wrong... canit? 0ne constituency had its own 0scars moment last night after a slip of the tongue led to the wrong name being declared the winner. rob sissons reports. joseph alan neal has truly been elected... that oscars moment. they read out the wrong result, but then again mansfield has always been labour, so alan neill has been voted time and time again since 1987. not last night. i should have voted conservative! crikey! i'm a socialist at heart, it sticks in your claw to vote conservative.
margaret, a retired nhs cleaner, hadn't voted tory before either. it's better the devil we know and we should give theresa may a chance, she hasn't had a chance yet. lifelong labour supporter and i can't believe that mansfield has gone to conservative after all these years. i can't believe it, i can't. it's a years. i can't believe it, i can't. it'sa miners years. i can't believe it, i can't. it's a miners town so i'm surprised. last night winner ben bradley is 27 and thinks he'll be the second youngest mp in parliament. he believes brexit won it. mansfield is changing, demographics are changing and locally people have been crying out for a change. defeated in labour, alan neill predicts the party will win the seat back. anybody who wins an election like that will be in for one term, i suspect we will have another very soon. in mansfield many people say it feels like a new political era. stay with bbc news if you can, we will keep you updated on all the latest on events around the world.
you can keep up to date on the bbc news website. hello there. it has felt a little more like autumn for some this week and although high pressure will build into next week and we will hopefully see more of these skylines, this was sent in late on the day on friday, before that we will have yet more rain, strong and blustery winds with some sunshine, warm sunshine disbursed, so not a great weekend for heading to the mountains or a small boat. after the rain there will also be more showers following. this is the area of cloud, the area of low pressure that will bring be disturbed weather through the weekend. not a washout for all but certainly quite a bit of rain to come. the north—east of scotla nd rain to come. the north—east of scotland may start quite chilly with a bit of fog around, the south and east brightening up quite quickly but with the south—westerly wind pushing the rain into the welsh mountains and cumbrian fells, we
could see the wettest weather here, 20 to 110 could see the wettest weather here, 20 to a0 millimetres. when it clears away, northern ireland will have a warm and bright afternoon, warm and bright for the northern isles and northern scotland, perhaps 20 year and even with the rain, not especially cold, quite grey with murky low cloud and hill fog. while we come out of that cloud and back into the sunshine in central and eastern areas and we could see 2a or 25, so very warm and muggy air around. touch and go for the cricket at edgbaston, england australia, close to that rain band, hopefully we will get some play and bad light won't spoil the affair. team the rain will advance further eastwards so we will see patchy rain in southern and eastern areas and then the wind will push the showers into the wind will push the showers into the north and west of scotland, not a cold night but particularly warm stuck under that weather front in central and eastern england and here it is on sunday. although the main rain is clearing on sunday with low pressure sat to the north—west, it means it won't be a particularly set
all day, tightly packed isobars indicating strong winds at times, gusting winds with showers, northern ireland, scotland, north—western england and wales could be heavy with under. the cloud is meandering south and east so after a bright start some patchy rain before the rain returns in the evening and not as warm as a result in the south and east, fresh air following on as warm as a result in the south and east, fresh airfollowing on behind that weather front. 0n east, fresh airfollowing on behind that weather front. on monday, still a blustery breeze with showers around, especially in the north, not so much in the south but nevertheless not ruling out the risk. gradually the azores high will be building northwards, pushing more warmth and sunshine zero, keeping bees weather fronts at bay and keeping them to the north and west. as ever, more detail on the website. this is bbc news. the british prime minister, theresa may, is forming a new minority government, a day after losing her majority in a snap election.
her party will work with northern ireland's democratic unionists who won ten seats. she's said she'll keep her most senior ministers. in contrast, the opposition labour party celebrated unexpected gains across the country. their leaderjeremy corbyn said people, young and old, had voted for change and for hope. mrs may said crucial talks on britain leaving the european union would begin as planned in ten days' time. but she'll enter brexit negotiations in a much weaker position. president trump has said he is willing to testify under oath about his talks with the sacked former fbi director, james comey. mr trump rejected the allegation that he had urged mr comey to drop an investigation into his presidential campaign's links with russia. more now on the surprise result of britain's election today