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this is bbc news at six. i'm annita mcveigh, at westminster, where theresa may has begun reshuffling her cabinet. senior ministers file in and out of downing street this afternoon — but her cabinet remains largely unchanged. notable moves include the demotion of liz truss who's replaced as justice secretary by david lidington. damian green is appointed the first secretary of state. this is the scene live in downing street, from where we'll have all the latest. there's open speculation by senior conservatives over the prime minister's future, and warnings she needs to change her leadership style. theresa may is a dead woman walking. it's just how long she's going to remain on death row. what's your guess? i think we will know very shortly. i mean, we could get to next week and it all collapses for her. downing street is forced to clarify its position over a deal with the dup.
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its leader, arlene foster, says nothing is finalised on reaching a deal. labour leader, jeremy corbyn, says the tories are in chaos and he expects to fight another election soon. we are quite ready and able to put forward a serious programme, which obviously has massive support in this country. i'm shaun ley, with the rest of the day's news : police release new images of the manchester arena bomb and say they are now sure he did act alone. three british men are detained after a passenger plane made an unplanned landing in germany after the pilot was alerted to a suspicious conversation on board. and rafael nadal wins a record tenth french open title, beating the swiss player stan wawrinka in straight sets. good afternoon, and welcome back
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to westminster where it's been an exceptionally busy afternoon, as the fallout from the election continues. in the last two hours we've had most of the details of theresa may's cabinet reshuffle, with ministers in and out of downing street, after she was warned by her senior colleagues to change her leadership style. so in the past hour, theresa may has begun a cabinet reshuffle after being warned by senior colleagues that she needs to change her leadership style. most people have stayed where they were. damian green is made first secretary of state and cabinet office minister — a promotion to key role for old may ally. liz truss is demoted. she moves from head of thejustice ministry to chief secretary to the treasury, a non—cabinet post. david lidington becomes lord chancellor and justice secretary.
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david gauke, who was chief secretary to the treasury, has been promoted to become the new work and pensions secretary. liam fox, one of the cabinet's leading "brexiteers", retains his position as international trade secretary. jeremy hunt remains as health secretary following the cabinet reshuffle. justine greening has kept herjob as education secretary. and chris grayling also retains his post as transport secretary. our correspondent ellie price is in downing street. i'm not sure to what extent it is accurate to call this a reshuffle. no, ithink accurate to call this a reshuffle. no, i think you are probably right will stop by my calculations 14
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cabinet ministers stayed put. eight positions are yet to be confirmed. the likes of the leader of the house, secretary of state... no, sorry that has gone. secretary of state for culture, for environment. we have seen andrea letson walk into number ten so we we have seen andrea letson walk into number ten so we are we have seen andrea letson walk into number ten so we are wondering whether she has kept herjob in environment. we have also seen whether she will stay on as culture secretary. we have also seen brandon lewis walked in, the policing and fire services minister. had been tipped for great things actually so we are wondering if there is a promotion at all for him, perhaps leader of the house to replace david lidington. we will wait with baited breath come to see if he comes out is to announce what is newjob might be, i have been getting updates so we will keep you informed. this has not been a reshuffle but a continuity shuffle hummer or non—shuffle if you like. theresa may
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has kept many of those cabinet ministers in the same place. there isa ministers in the same place. there is a sense she needs to keep continuity. there is a sense that it needs to be business as usual. where are we to be a fly on the wall and some of those conversations in there, you wonder if they are having conversations about loyalty, plenty of calls from the backbenches today suggesting theresa may's leadership has been seriously damaged. for now she is certainly holding on them are certainly getting on with the role of being prime minister, as deciding who is going to be in her cabinet. we have heard around the time she called the election that she wanted the makes a big changes in our cabinet, and she is clearly not doing that on the singer what she has done so far, so what does that tell you about her position?” has done so far, so what does that tell you about her position? i think it is interesting, there have been a number of smiling faces coming out of number ten, number of smiling faces coming out of numberten, and number of smiling faces coming out of number ten, and you wonder whether these cabinet ministers are actually surprised as we are, do
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still have a job. there were rumours around liam fox, rumours around pretty patel, a rumour around andrea letson, as we are still waiting find out for her. there is a sense that the reserve may might like to shovel out personnel, bringing in others more fit in her image. there is a sense with the election having gone so sense with the election having gone so badly for her, that really theresa may needs to be in some ways keep the cabinet as it was, to help pull together the conservative party. emmett, as i say, a weakening of her leadership. there is a sense among some pro—remain conservative mps that theresa may well have two older her stance on brexit, to open her mind to staying in the single market, something that her stance had not been, something she called the election on basis of, a hard brexit. that is being said there are some key racketeers in some
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positions here. —— pro brexit ministers. david davis stays as brexit secretary. theresa may may needs to soften her approach to brexit, but there are still some key ministers who think quite the opposite. briefly, that leader of the house role, we have gets defined out, a really important one. it theresa may hopes to continue as prime minister, trying to push through legislation, it will remain important. absolutely. she announced early that her chief whip would remain gavin williams. it will be a difficult job, remain gavin williams. it will be a difficultjob, she needs the support of the dup and we have heard much about that today, and needs support from mps in other parties, so we shall hear plenty to say on what that deal will be, that confidence and supply arrangement, dup
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supporting on big—ticket items such as the budget and the queen's speech. other than that, steering through legislation, it could be very difficult, and of course i think there is an assumption by many in the conservative party that the ma nifesto in the conservative party that the manifesto now will have to be at the least watered down because it will be impossible to get some of the more controversial measures through, like the triple lock on pensions, grammar schools, and the suggested plan for social care. troubled times ahead for theresa may, as she starts to rebuild the cabinet today. well as we've been hearing — many westminster voices, including political opponents, are saying that theresa may herself is in an extremely vulnerable position. and labour leaderjeremy corbyn says he is ready to fight another election in the next few months or early next year. he says he's putting together an alternative queen's speech. our political correspondent, leila nathoo reports, on the continuing fall out of the election result. deal or no deal — confusion last
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night from downing street over whether the dup had already decided to back theresa may and give her the majority she lacks. this morning, clarification that talks were still ongoing. we had very good discussions yesterday with the conservative party in relation to how we could support them in forming this morning, clarification that talks were still ongoing. and those discussions continue. we have made good progress but the discussions continue. no detail yet on what they will demand in return. will their socially conservative views clash with a tory party wanting to modernise? there will be no formal coalition, at most, only support for key votes. this is what is traditionally called a confidence and supply arrangement, where the dup will support us on big things like voting for the queen's speech, budget and finance. they'd support us on defence,
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on the big issues. it will be a fragile arrangement. doubts over how long the prime minister can last. theresa may is a dead woman walking, it'sjust how long she will remain on death row. i think we will know very shortly. in other words, we could easily get to the middle of next week and it all collapses. she is flawed, she's in a desperate situation. her position is untenable, and i think she knows that. if theresa may manages to hold on here, there will be huge questions over the policies she will be able to get through. even with dup support, the majority will be tiny and she will likely have to ditch contentious parts of her manifesto. and with brexit negotiations starting in just over a week, her challenge is to get her party and parliament behind her approach. the fact is that if the tory party doesn't lance the boil of brexit, you are opening the doors for corbyn's premiership.
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he wants thatjob now, and says he is ready to govern. he will amend the queen's speech, putting forward what he says is an alternative vision for the country. we have a minority government relying on the dup to get business through the house of commons when they have no agreement on key issues. it seems to me chaotic. we are quite ready and able to put forward a serious programme which obviously has massive support in this country. she thought she would win more support, now it's her looking to others to stand beside her. as we've been hearing, the prime minister has spoken on the phone with the irish taoiseach enda kenny. our correspondent chris buckler is in our belfast newsroom. good evening, chris. just a quick
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note that we have not heard any news to the country that james brokenshire, the new northern ireland secretary, would be staying in his position. we expect that he will. indeed, the irish foreign minister was tweeting about a meeting there, so we assume he stays in the role. theresa may clearly once continuity there. it will be a difficult role in the days and weeks ahead given the controversy about the deal between the dup and her, and what that might mean for the political process in northern ireland. if you look at the statement of and if kenny earlier this evening, it gives you a real concern in the south of the border in dublin about what this potential deal could mean with the dup. first of all they say nothing should be done that could jeopardise the good friday agreement, but beyond that, it gives you a sense that there are
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problems in terms of these talks of power—sharing getting underway again tomorrow at stormont itself. and thatis tomorrow at stormont itself. and that is because at this point the british and irish governments have a lwa ys british and irish governments have always been seen as facilitating those talks, they are co—guarantors of the good friday agreement. the difficulty here is if the dup are p°ppin9 difficulty here is if the dup are p°pping up difficulty here is if the dup are popping up theresa may's government, how can they be seen as just facilitators? surely they have to be more than that because all of a sudden they do have a dog in that fight. because it is interesting that the irish prime minister had to ta ke that the irish prime minister had to take that step of phoning theresa may, and issuing that tweet because we know that up to that point we have not heard any reassurance is coming from number ten about what was happening in northern ireland, despite concerns been made clear there. you also get a sense that there. you also get a sense that there is a bit of concern and confusion going on at number ten
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itself. you only have to see that whole system of releasing statements last night in which we had a statement from downing street, saying that a deal had been agreed between the tories and the dup, and then some forfive between the tories and the dup, and then some for five hours later a statement from the dup saying actually nothing has been agreed. it gives you a sense that there are still lots of touring and throwing going on. i would say that talking to the dup, you get a sense that they are up for a deal if the terms are right. they have been slightly frustrated by just how are right. they have been slightly frustrated byjust how much social issues have been mentioned, like abortion and gay rights because they say some comments that have been raised by their members from years ago there to represent the modern party although again we have the sake that they have made gay doing this election campaign that they will continue to block the introduction of same—sex marriage in northern ireland which some tory mps will find as completely unacceptable, or be very difficult for them. i think we will see however from these negotiations at westminster that if the dup are more
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concerned about money than morale at least for these talks, they will wa nt least for these talks, they will want cash for northern ireland, some say in brexit, and assurances that there will be a strengthening of the union between the uk. thank you very much, chris. as we at the re—shovel not quite over, still if you key positions to be announced. we don't snow yet what will happen with andrea leadsom, at course, one time challenger for the conservative leadership. she was energy secretary so will she stay in thatjob? we energy secretary so will she stay in that job? we don't energy secretary so will she stay in thatjob? we don't know. a cute things to be decided there. meantime, as we head towards the latter half of the day, theresa may has battled through it so far. it seemed like within the party there are quitea seemed like within the party there are quite a few people saying actually she needs to stay for the
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sake of stability rather than go through a leadership contest, but, you know, i'm sure people will be taking bets on this stage as to whether a leadership contest won't happen. one of the people touted as a leadership challenger in the papers this morning, borisjohnson, the foreign secretary coming he said this morning that those newspaper reports were tripe and again this evening he has repeated that he fully backs theresa may, so that is where we stand as of six o'clock this evening. right now, i will hand you back to the studio. the headlines on bbc news: senior ministers have been filing in and out of ten downing st this afternoon as the prime minister makes changes to her cabinet, notably the demotion of liz truss from justice secretary to become chief secretary trudi drechsler lead. david lidington replaces her, leaving the leader of the commons
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position vacant. damian green is the first secretary of state in charge of the cabinet office, the most seniorfigure in the of the cabinet office, the most senior figure in the government reshuffle so far. the reshuffle comes as the democratic unionist party both insist that no pact has been agreed. and the labour leader jeremy corbyn says there could be another general election soon, and is preparing an alternative queen's speech. greater manchester police, investigating the terror attack on the arena venue, say they now have ‘deep understanding' of how the killer, salman abedi, planned the mass murder. they say abedi probably did build the bomb himself. detectives know where it was constructed, and have traced ‘hour by hour‘ the purchase of the chemicals and equipment used. 22 people died in the attack, just at the end of an ariane grande gig three weeks ago. megan paterson joins us now from cumbria. .. the overall impression is that this
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has been an exhaustive investigation, certainly not over yet but the broad conclusion seeming to be that this was a single fanatic acting alone. indeed. greater manchester police say today that this is one of the largest investigations the force has ever worked on. up to this point more than 1000 officers has been involved in the last three weeks, interviewing hundreds of witnesses, seeing hundreds of hours of cctv footage together a closer understanding of what salman abedi was doing in the weeks and days and hours before the attack three weeks ago. they have studied the cctv footage and understand that four days before the attack, salman and a.d. -- days before the attack, salman and a. d. —— salman days before the attack, salman and a.d. —— salman abedi whence to a diy store in russian, —— an area of manchester, and remnants were discovered in the bomb. they also understand he may have made the bomb
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himself but they were not clear whether others may have helped him, others may have been aware of what he was doing. today they release further images of salman abedi, in the hours before the attack in the hope that people might have some minds triggered, maybe offering further information. they also released pictures of a white car connected to salman abedi. forensic evidence linking him to the car has been found and also evidence that suggests this car had bomb—making material inside it. they have also released today the picture of a barrel found inside that white micra, and asked people who might have seen it in the days before the attack last month to get in touch with them if they saw the car or items inside the car, or if they have any concerns which might help the police. officers say this investigation will very much continue, it is very fast paced, and it is taking lots and lots of resources but they are keen to get to the bottom of exactly who was involved, and also say they want to
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talk to salman abedi‘s barber who has been detained in libya. they think he could be hell to grain —— helpful to gain greater understanding. some people who have been arrested have been released without charge, but police do not believe they are involved. they ask anyone who has any details to come forward , anyone who has any details to come forward, no matter how small. the most interesting person remaining of interest is salman abedi‘s brother, leaving the uk on the same day. he did not then come back, still in libya, and has been detained out there, and the media there suggests he has apparently said a variety of things over there and they are anxious to interview him and hear about the attack. in a statement today they are aware of those reports, and are very interested to
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talk to them. they once do get a full picture of what he knows, what he knows about his brother, what he knew about his activities in the days before. it is a great area of interest and one day will be pursuing with vigour over the next few days. a service has taken place this morning at a re—opened southwark cathedral to remember those who died in the london bridge terror attack. police have released pictures of the fake suicide belts the three attackers were wearing when they struck last saturday night. here‘s our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford. southwark‘s medieval cathedral, caught up last saturday in a 21st—century atrocity. this morning, for the first time since the london bridge attack, it opened its ancient doors to worshippers again. just over a week ago, this cathedral and this community witnessed terrible things which should not have happened. a young nurse gave her life by the entrance
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to montague chambers, trying to save a fellow human being under attack. others suffered terribly, and many more would have been killed and injured had it not been for the rapid and effective response from the police. overnight, scotland yard released these pictures of the fake suicide belts the men had constructed in the top floor bedsit in east ham from plastic bottles and duct tape. the plan, apparently, to instil more terror during the rampage with knives through borough market. during the horror, police officers created a safe shelter and casualty station in the katzenjammers bar. the inspector in charge of that unit explaining what it was like to be caught up in what he called pandemonium. there were still shots ringing out, then a stream of people came out the market, running and screaming. so we literallyjust
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pushed them into the basement of the pub. it was quite a big venue, and it seemed like the safest place to put a large volume of people at that time so it was out of harm‘s way. the police search of the crime scene at borough market is now over. it should reopen in the next few days, though detectives investigating last saturday‘s carnage are still working through mountains of cctv footage. there were no new arrests overnight. our news correspondent richard lister has been outside southwark cathedral for us today as things begin to return to normal after last weeks attack. i have been here since quite early this morning and slowly seeing this area come back to life because it has been sealed off really cause of last week, the police cordoned
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lifted yesterday. this is the first opportunity for people to come back into the area, the market isn‘t still open yet, and some of these ca rs are still open yet, and some of these cars are still visible from the attack, you can see perhaps that boarded—up doorway in the west entrance to the cathedral there, where police forced their way in to search for any more possible suspects after the attack. tha nkfully suspects after the attack. thankfully of course there were no more. it has been a difficult week for the southwark beadle, difficult week for the traders at borough market, and a difficult time for the residents here, so lots of tourists coming through and going to the market and cathedral, and there are services, five of them today in the cathedral, and probably quite moving occasions. some breaking news to do with that government reshuffle taking place this afternoon. this is a statement from the international trade secretary liam fox who has been confirmed in hisjob, going into number ten, came out again with
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the samejob, into number ten, came out again with the same job, and into number ten, came out again with the samejob, and has issued a statement today saying that it is time for the whole of the conservative party to rally behind the prime minister, and he says that he believes that she is the right person for thejob, he believes that she is the right person for the job, and he believes that she is the right person for thejob, and he has quite absolute faith in theresa may, remaining as prime minister, and her ability to do the job. he also said it is now time to get on with the brexit negotiations, right away, and of course those negotiations are due to start a week tomorrow. when david davis and his cabinet colleagues, reconfirmed as brexit secretary, he is due to meet the negotiators for the european union to begin the business. it will start gently at that stage, probably, likely to be a fairly, fairly detailed attempt. one other bit of news as we are getting, confirmation that james brokenshire has been confirmed as secretary of state for northern ireland, staying at his post. he is due actually to meet the irish foreign minister
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charlie faulkner in belfast tomorrow to discuss the problems over the northern ireland executive, and the suspension of the assembly which is continuing, and the irish government already signalling some concerns that the nationalists was when we heard it westminster. the sdlp now have no mps at westminster and sinn fein doesn‘t take its seats. the influence of the dup, now, because the tories do not have the majority so the tories do not have the majority so we‘ll do the deal with the dup is causing some concern in dublin, and the irish foreign minister will want to talk to mr robichaux about that, as he stays, in fact alongside the vast majority, in hisjob. the only confirmation we haven‘t had our environment secretary, culture secretary, and the leader of the house of lords. also the leader of the house of commons. alsojunior
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misses serial jobs have the house of commons. alsojunior misses serialjobs have to be filled, —— junior ministerial jobs have to be filled. three men have been arrested after an easyjet flight to sta nsted was diverted because of suspicious behaviour en released by police in germany. passengers were evacuated down emergency slides after the plane, which was flying from slovenia, made an unplanned landing in germany. the pilot was alerted to a suspicious conversation on board, including what police called "terrorist content". a backpack belonging to one of the men was blown up by police but they now believe the wires inside were part of a charging device. one passenger said that despite being in quarantine for several hours, he agrees with the action taken by police. in the current climate, you have to take everything seriously. it is hard to say. i would like to think that, if you are up to no good on a plane, you would not be openly discussing your plans. my suspicion is, hopefully, it was nothing sinister, but you have to take everything seriously. the right thing was done, i think.
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downing street says there‘s been no change to plans to invite us president donald trump to visit the uk. it was responding to a report in the guardian newspaper which said president trump had told the prime minister during a ‘phone ‘conversation that he didn‘t not want to come until the british ‘public supported him.‘ number ten said it wouldn‘t comment on private phone conversations. in the us, mr trump has accused the former fbi head james comey of cowardice by leaking accounts of his meetings with the president. mr comey, who was sacked as director of the fbi last month, has accused the president of putting pressure on him to drop an investigation into alleged links between his election campaign and russia. a month after electing emmanuel macron as their youngest ever president, the people of france are now voting in the first round of parliamentary elections. the new president is hoping his centrist party, formed a little over a year ago, will win an outright majority. half of the party‘s candidates are new to politics. our correspondent in paris hugh schofield told me about the significance of the elections.
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they are very important though, because in the french system, they are often caricatured as a system where only the president counts. he or she does count for everything if they have got a majority in parliament. if not, they have co—habit, as it is called here, which means all sorts of compromises in dealing with different governments and parties. he needs to get the majority and, in stark contrast to what seems to be happening in britain, there is apparently a real momentum behind him. all the polls have shown we are in for a sweeping change in parliamentary politics. everything is suggesting his party en marche will get a majority. it is a two round system so we won‘t get results today but we will get a sign next week when the second round takes place.
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the polls suggest he is in for a big majority with two main established parties, the republicans on the right and the socialists on the left, infora drubbing. the socialists can been wiped out almost completely. contrast this to british politics where confusion seems be reigning. macron seems to be sitting pretty and a wave of confidence around him goes on. coming up in a moment we will be joined by bbc one viewers for a full round—up by the. coalition good evening. while some of you have had a dry and bright sunday, for others, it‘s been a day of frequent showers. the showers most frequent the closer to this area of low pressure. scotland, northern ireland and in particular, some lengthier bursts of rain here, even the odd rumble of thunder, too. and blustery across the board, and that continues as we finish
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the day and go into the night. still quite breezy. a few showers across the west of england and wales, but further showers for northern ireland and particularly north and west scotland, where they will be a bit lengthier in nature. compared to what we saw to take us into sunday, it‘s going to be a slightly cooler night, but still temperatures into double figures. not a chilly start to monday morning, but it will be a blustery one. in fact, the winds will strengthen for a time. northern england, north—western parts of northern ireland and through the central belt of scotland could see winds gusting 30—110 mph. mayjust have a few restrictions on the bridges. check before you travel in the morning. a few showers still around at this stage across scotland, particularly in the west, with a few making it eastwards. bright skies here and there in northern ireland but one or two showers. but into england and wales, quite a bit of cloud around first thing, but a bright enough start. i think we‘ll see a few glimpses of sunshine. the cloud could be thick enough for a few passing light showers and, given the strength of the breeze, they will go through quite quickly. longer spells of sunshine, though, towards the channel islands. and this ridge of high pressure starts to build in across the south—west. any early showers will quickly fade away. and indeed, fewer showers
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into the afternoon. the cloud will thin and break. best of sunshine to the south and the east of high ground. still a few showers western scotland, northern england, northern ireland, but most will be dry by this stage. and temperatures at the highest sheltered from that breeze down the eastern half of the country, 19 or 20 celsius possible. let‘s take us into monday evening. we will see a dry start, but things will change. got a ridge of high pressure trying to build in from the south—west but, on the northern flank of it, we‘ll see these weather fronts push through during the night, bringing increasing amounts of cloud northern half of the uk to start tuesday. it won‘t be a cold start, by any means, but that cloud will bring the odd spot of light rain or drizzle. western scotland, northern ireland, hills north—west england in particular. eastern scotland, some good cloud breaks here. we could see temperatures into the high teens once again. and the further south you are, not only dry but some sunny spells, best of which will be on the south coast. into wednesday, we draw the air up from the south. we‘ll still see some rain at times in the north—west highlands and islands of scotland. most, though, will have a dry day and, with southerly winds coming off a pretty warm continent, temperatures will be the highest for the week, maybe reaching 26 or 27 celsius across the south—east corner.
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that‘s how it‘s looking. see you again soon. theresa may is completing a cabinet reshuffle, and changing her leadership style, in the wake of the general election. after the resignation of two of her closest advisors, senior conservatives demand the prime minister listens more to her colleagues. we‘re going to see a different approach. — i hope — more collective decision—making. but the conservative chancellor she sacked believes mrs may can‘t survive. theresa may is a dead woman walking. it‘s just how long she‘s going to remain on death row. we‘ll have the latest, including developments in the talks with the democratic unionists, to help support the government. also on the programme... police release new images of the manchester arena bomber, and say they‘re now sure he acted alone. militants in libya have released colonel gadaffi‘s youngest
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son seif from prison, but he‘s still wanted for war crimes. and england‘s footballers win the world cup — at under—20 level. good evening. senior conservatives say theresa may‘s style of leadership must change, if the government is to survive. the defence secretary michael fallon believes she will have to listen more to her cabinet colleagues, instead of relying on advisors.
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the prime minister has spent the day completing a cabinet reshuffle, but the former chancellor george osborne, says the election result has left her too vulnerable, and she‘s a ‘dead woman walking‘. ourfirst report is from our political correspondent vicki young. the prime minister rang round collea g u es the prime minister rang round colleagues who had been defeated on thursday after church. for now she keeps herjob as senior conservatives have i hope more collective decision making in the cabinet. we have made that clear to her, and also see that she will want to work much more closely with the parliamentary party. mrs may has now appointed her cabinet but with her authority badly damaged, she is making a few changes. borisjohnson stays as foreign secretary. he has denied reports he is plotting a leadership challenge. jeremy corbyn did not win this election. it is absolutely right that she should go
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ahead, former government and deliver on the priorities. everybody i have been talking to will back her. there is no appetite for a general election but the labour leader says he is three days to seize power. we cannot go on with a period of great instability. we have a programme, we have the support and we are ready to fight another election campaign as soon as may be because we want to serve the people of this country. soon as may be because we want to serve the people of this countrym is not just serve the people of this countrym is notjust the opposition snapping a theresa may‘s heels. is notjust the opposition snapping a theresa may's heels. theresa may isa a theresa may's heels. theresa may is a dead woman walking. it is just how long she will remain on death row. we will know very shortly. we could easily get the middle of next week and all collapses for her. when tory mps return to parliament this week, they will face the reality of political life without a majority in the house of commons. compromises will need to be found, controversial
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policies may bite the dust. there is point in sailing ahead with items that were in the manifesto which we will not get through parliament. to get anything done, the conservatives need boat from another party. they are trying to do a deal with northern ireland‘s dup. both sides suggested the principles of an agreement were in place. we have very good discussions yesterday with the conservative party and how we could support them in forming a national government, one that would bring stability to the nation. those discussions continue. we have made good progress. after such a bad political miscalculation, most leaders would be forced out, but many conservative mps do not have the appetite for a distracting leadership contestjust as brexit talks are about to start, and they don‘t want to risk a second general election. for now, theresa may‘s
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collea g u es election. for now, theresa may‘s colleagues are rallying behind her that she is not in charge of her own political destiny. well, with negotiations on brexit due to begin in days, where does all the current political upheaval, leave the government‘s strategy? our political correspondent ben wright has been looking at the options. there‘s some flash photography in his report. almost a year ago, britain voted to leave the eu, but last week‘s chaotic election result has reopened the argument over how, on what terms, on the priorities, the tactics — just days before divorce talks with the eu are due to start. some tory mps are demanding theresa may has a rethink. she‘s now got to make sure that she understands that the british people have rejected a hard brexit. we are leaving the eu. i don‘t think there‘s any change there, but we‘re not going to be leaving the eu in some irresponsible way that will damage our country, and of course the future generations. theresa may had wanted a strong mandate for taking britain out of the single market and the customs union.
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she talked tough, saying no deal was better than a bad deal. but, although she didn‘t win a majority, tory enthusiasts from leaving the eu are urging her to stick to the plan. every conservative scottish, english and welsh mp was elected on our manifesto, so obviously, we deliver the plans in that manifesto as best we can, including, and especially, on brexit. this morning, ministers insisted the government‘s brexit strategy hadn‘t changed, but the political reality has. roughly half of tory mps in the house of commons backed remain in last year‘s referendum, and now, after this electoral humiliation, they may feel emboldened to try and water down theresa may‘s brexit plan. but the prime minister is trapped, because the other half of her parliamentary party, also livid about this election result, will be furious if there is any compromise. one pro—eu tory grandee was scathing. brexit is the cancer gnawing at the heart of the conservative party, and there's a lot of talk of changing leader.
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it may well come to that. but it's not about changing just the leader, it's changing the policy. there is no appetite or mandate in parliament for trying to stop brexit. like the tories, labour has committed to leaving the eu. but how is the question. let‘s be clear. we are respecting the decision of the referendum. we are democrats. we are respecting the decision. i think people will interpret membership of the single market as not respecting that referendum. others in labour say it‘s time to get the whole of parliament behind a brexit strategy. now there should be a sort of cross party commission or group set up to try and take forward those negotiations in a way that is open, thoughtful, consensual, that accept that not everybody is going to get the deal that they want. all this confusion comes two months after britain formally handed in its notice to leave the eu. brussels is waiting to negotiate. the two—year clock is ticking. so as talks with the dup continue,
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what are voters making of all the uncertainty, especially when it comes to brexit. despite the contradictory statements from downing street last night saying there was not an agreement and then there was, the dup are prepared to do a deal if the terms are right. there is frustration within the ranks about how much social issues are being mentioned, saying the comments do not necessarily reflect the modern party although on issues like same—sex marriage and abortion, there may be some concerns for tory mps. nonetheless in these negotiations, what is important to the dup is money not morality. they want cash for northern ireland, in brexit and they want to be reassured that the strengthening of the united kingdom
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will continue. what happens here in westminster will have an impact in stormont. that could be difficult, given the british government are more thanjust given the british government are more than just facilitators if they are propped up by the dup itself, and that is why we have had this statement from the irish prime minister enda kenny today, saying he is concerned about this potential deal and also concerns it could jeopardise the good friday agreement itself. so as talks with the dup continue, what are voters making of all the uncertainty, especially when it comes to brexit. elaine dunkley has been to birmingham to find out, an area evenly split between remain and leave. in last year‘s eu referendum. birmingham, one of the most divided cities in the uk when it comes to brexit. but can people here agree to the best course of action for britain? i want to know what is happening withjobs. britain? i want to know what is happening with jobs. how much will it cost? i want to know what will happen with immigration and
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migration. first stop sharp bend. this area had the highest number of leave voters. what other big issues for you? since brexit was introduced, business has declined and, since all the confusion, our main clients are not spending money like they did. imports and exports will be harder unless we get the right deals, and that is what mable fight for. i do understand what brexit actually entails. i don't think many people will understand what happens. the general election was meant to make the calls for brexit clearer. with theresa may having to do a deal with the dup who have ruled out a hard brexit, a deal with brussels is anything but clear. next with brussels is anything but clear. n ext sto p with brussels is anything but clear. next stop moseley were people overwhelmingly voted to remain in the european union. the dup are sensible in the sense they want hospitals and schools and roads in northern ireland which they can get
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asa northern ireland which they can get as a result of the arrangement with the conservatives, and they want a soft brexit so it is a good result. is theresa may the right person to do the negotiation?” is theresa may the right person to do the negotiation? i think she is weak, the fiasco since lastjune in terms of how she has run the party has not helped, it makes you look small in front of the europeans and i think that might be an issue. in brussels, the eu has its negotiating position ready and is waiting. meanwhile hear the debate about how best to keep europe as a friend with benefits continues. police have released new images of the manchester arena bomber, saying they now fully understand the movements of salman abedi almost hour by hour, in the week‘s leading up to the attack. detectives say he was in and out of the country, and that they understand how he obtained the chemicals and equipment used in the bomb. they‘re also now sure, he acted alone. here‘s our home affairs
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correspondent daniel sandford. it was in this white nissan micra, bought just two days before he left for libya, that police believed the manchester bombers stored his bomb—making materials in plastic barrels police later found in the car. salman abedi flew out of the country on the 15th of april and arrived back on the 18th of may. he was then recorded on cctv cameras with a blue suit case going backwards and forwards to the road and rush home is where the car was parked. detectives believe he was collecting preprepared bomb parts from the car for their final assembly at his flat in central manchester. in a statement, detective chief superintendent russ jackson said: detectives are still searching a landfill site in the hopes of finding the blue suitcase which could contain crucial evidence. salman abedi‘s brother, hashem abedi, left the country
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with him on the 15th of april. he‘s been detained in libya by the ministry of interior‘s special deterrence force. detectives in manchester say they want to talk to him about the attack. this operationjust goes to show the difficulties the police have to face here. it‘s also in a country, libya, where we‘ve got pretty much no control. 20 people have been detained in the uk in the course of this investigation, but today, the last of them was released. police say some of them may have bought materials that can be used to make explosives, and some were in contact with abedi in the last few days. but detectives say, at this time, they are satisfied with their explanations. the second son of the former libyan leader, colonel gaddafi, is reported to have been released from prison. a militia group controlling the town of zintan in the west of the country, says it‘s freed seif al—islam after six years in jail, following the uprising which overthrew his father. our middle east correspondent
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orla guerin reports. seif al—islam, for years the public face of the hated regime, now once againa face of the hated regime, now once again a free man. he was colonel gaddafi‘s air apparent, expected to inherit the family dictatorship. that was before his capture during the uprising of 2011. he was detained by rebel fighters as he tried to flee tunisia. later he appeared minus a few fingers, the result of an air strike, he said. he was sentenced to death by a court in tripoli for brutality during the revolution and still wanted by the international criminal court in the hague on war crimes charges. tripoli‘s square, cradle of the revolution, was the picture of calm
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today, but the release of seif al—islam could deepen old wounds and new divisions in this fractured country. those who gathered here in the square six years ago, celebrating freedom, hoped they had seen celebrating freedom, hoped they had seen the last of the gaddafis, now they have to adjust to the fact that they have to adjust to the fact that the dictator‘s sun has been freed. many would see this as a betrayal of the revolution, of those who fought and died, but the gaddafi name still carries power here. so much so that none of those we spoke to around the square would show their faces on camera, but most accepted his release. not such a surprise perhaps when you consider libya‘s descent into chaos since the fall of gaddafi. this man told us better the devil you know. ithink gaddafi. this man told us better the devil you know. i think he‘s from the young generation, he says, and has a different view. he is not like the old regime. in the past, seif
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al—islam commanded considerable support and in parts of the country he still does. his backers will be hoping he returns to the political fray. it‘s been a long time coming, but england have won their first football world cup, at any age group, since 1966. the young lions of the under 20‘s team, lifted the trophy with a 1—0 win over venezuela. our sports correspondent, andy swiss, was watching. commentator: england, world cup winners. yes, you heard him right. it‘s taken a mere 51 years, but once again, english football is basking in global glory. the so—called young lions turning their promise into the ultimate prize. not that it was easy, though. paul simson‘s side began as favourites again venezuelan, and when dominic calvert—lewin lot of them ahead, the trophy seemed theirs for the taking. but after the break, venezuela were handed a lifeline. penalty, that age—old scourge
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of english football, but not this time. commentator: and it's kept out by woodman. freddie woodman is england‘s hero. and if england thought it was all over, well, it was now. commentator: and england have won the under 20 world cup. most of these players have little premier league experience, and, as their triumph was shared by england‘s senior team at theirtraining camp, that is now their challenge. fantastic achievement for them. the aim is now that those players come through to the seniors, and a big part of that now is for them to get opportunities with their clubs, because i think they have shown, if at under 20s we are world champions, then there's enough players there to fulfil careers in the game without clubs looking elsewhere. but at last those indelible images of england‘s only other world cup win have some company. yes, success at senior level is still some leap, but after years of looking to the past, a day to celebrate the future.
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that‘s it. i‘ll be back with the late news at ten. now on bbc one, it‘s time for the news where you are. bye for now. it‘s been an historic afternoon in paris where rafael nadal has become the first man to win the same grand slam tennis title ten times. his record—breaking victory in the french open final was as one—sided as all his other matches at this year‘s tournament. he only dropped six games while beating stan wawrinka in straight sets. tim hague reports. it must be difficult to comprehend winning nine french open titles but, for rafael nadal, this was all about number 10. while nicole kidman came to see the spaniard made more history, stan wawrinka would attempt to stop him, easier said than done. nadal looked every bit the supreme leader here.
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his shots simply too good with a first set score of 6—2 which proved it. this great champion then produced a moment befitting of it. that something to remember for a long time. you had to feel sorry for the swiss. his bestjust was not good enough, smashed aside in the second set before it was more of the same in the third. the man who has done it all in tennis of course added another chapter to his incredible career. no longer nine, now ten. history is rafael nadal‘s. india‘s cricketers have secured their place in the semifinals of the champions trophy. they comfortably beat south africa at the oval to set up a likely meeting with bangladesh in the last four. south africa had the chance to go through themselves but they had a calamitous innings with three
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ill—judged runouts among the wickets. they posted a score ofjust 191. and india made short work of that — yuvraj singh finishing things off in style with this six with 12 overs still remaining. it means south africa are out. the last semifinal place will be decided when sri lanka play pakistan tomorrow. brownlee has won the leeds round of the world triathlon series. in front of their home crowd, the two produced a devastating display on the bike to gap the rest of the field. on the run, alastair pulled ahead with 4 kilometres to go, winning the race for the second year in a row despite focusing on longer distance events this year. and before we go a reminder that wales play their latest world cup
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qualifier away against serbia in around 45 minutes. they lie fourth in their group after drawing their last four matches. we‘ll keep you updated on that throughout the evening but that‘s all from sportsday. there‘ll be more sport on the bbc news channel throughout the evening. good evening. while some of you have had a dry and bright sunday, for others, it‘s been a day of frequent showers. the showers most frequent the closer to this area of low pressure. scotland, northern ireland and in particular, some lengthier bursts of rain here, even the odd rumble of thunder, too. and blustery across the board, and that continues as we finish the day and go into the night. still quite breezy. a few showers across the west of england and wales, but further showers for northern ireland and particularly north and west scotland, where they will be a bit lengthier in nature. compared to what we saw to take us into sunday, it‘s going to be a slightly cooler night, but still temperatures into double figures. not a chilly start to monday morning, but it will be a blustery one. in fact, the winds will strengthen for a time. northern england, north—western parts of northern ireland and through the central belt of scotland could see winds gusting 30—110 mph. mayjust have a few
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restrictions on the bridges. check before you travel in the morning. a few showers still around at this stage across scotland, particularly in the west, with a few making it eastwards. bright skies here and there in northern ireland but one or two showers. but into england and wales, quite a bit of cloud around first thing, but a bright enough start. i think we‘ll see a few glimpses of sunshine. the cloud could be thick enough for a few passing light showers and, given the strength of the breeze, they will go through quite quickly. longer spells of sunshine, though, towards the channel islands. and this ridge of high pressure starts to build in across the south—west. any early showers will quickly fade away. and indeed, fewer showers into the afternoon. the cloud will thin and break. best of the sunshine to the south and the east of high ground. still a few showers western scotland, northern england, northern ireland, but most will be dry by this stage. and temperatures at the highest shelter from that breeze down the eastern half of the country, 19 or 20 celsius possible. let‘s take us into monday evening. we will see a dry start, but things will change. got a ridge of high pressure trying to build in from the south—west but, on the northern flank of it, we‘ll see these weather fronts push through during the night, bringing increasing amounts of cloud northern half of the uk to start tuesday. it won‘t be a cold start,
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by any means, but that cloud will bring the odd spot of light rain or drizzle. western scotland, northern ireland, hills north—west england in particular. eastern scotland, some good cloud breaks here. we could see temperatures into the high teens once again. and the further south you are, not only dry but some sunny spells, best of which will be on the south coast. into wednesday, we draw the air up from the south. we‘ll still see some rain at times in the north—west highlands and islands of scotland. most, though, will have a dry day and, with southerly winds coming off a pretty warm continent, temperatures will be the highest for the week, maybe reaching 26 or 27 celsius across the south—east corner. that‘s how it‘s looking. see you again soon. this is bbc news at seven. the headlines: a cabinet reshuffle — but with few new faces. among the changes — damien green becomes first secretary of state while liz truss loses her ministry ofjustice job. meanwhile, open speculation continues among senior conservatives about the prime minister‘s future:
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theresa may is a dead woman walking. it‘s just how long she‘s going to remain on death row. what‘s your guess? i think we will know very shortly. i mean, we could get to next week and it all collapses for her. downing street is forced to clarify its position over a deal with the dup. its leader, arlene foster, says nothing is finalised on reaching a deal. those discussions continue. we have made good progress, but the discussions continue. labour leader, jeremy corbyn, says the tories are in chaos and he expects to fight another election soon.
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