Skip to main content

tv   BBC News  BBC News  June 11, 2017 8:00pm-8:31pm BST

8:00 pm
this is bbc news. the headlines at eight: back in favour — michael gove returns to the cabinet as environment secretary in theresa may's post—election reshuffle. meanwhile, open speculation continues among senior conservatives about the prime minister's future. theresa may is a dead woman walking. it's just how long she's gonna remain on death row. it is right that she should go ahead, form a government and deliver on the priorities of the people. and still no deal with the dup — yet. the democratic unionists' leader, arlene foster, says an agreement on supporting mrs may's minority government hasn't been finalised. those discussions continue, we have made good progress but the discussions continue. also in the next hour: a development in the investigation into the manchester concert bombing. police release new images of salman abedi and say they're now sure he acted alone.
8:01 pm
in france, counting begins in the first round of parliamentary elections with new president emmanuel macron‘s party tipped to win a landslide majority. and rafael nadal wins a record 10th french open title with a crushing victory over stan wawrinka. good evening and welcome to bbc news. theresa may has carried out her cabinet reshuffle, and the main surprise is the return of michael gove. elsewhere there are a few new faces. many senior ministers are keeping theirjobs. let's just recap the main ins and outs announced today. michael gove, who challenged
8:02 pm
theresa may for the leadership of the conservative party last year and supported brexit, comes back into the government as environment secretary. damian green is made first secretary of state and cabinet office minister — a promotion to a key role for an old may ally. liz truss is demoted from head of the justice ministry to chief secretary to the treasury. david lidington becomes lord chancellor and justice secretary. david gauke, who was chief secretary to the treasury, becomes the new work and pensions secretary. and sir patrick mclouglin has been appointed as the chairman of the conservative party. she is putting on a brave face but theresa may knows she has thrown her party into turmoil. the shock of election night is still sinking in. after church this morning, the prime minister rang round colleagues. for now she keeps the job but there are changes being demanded. we hope more
8:03 pm
collective decision—making in the cabinet. i think he will 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 damaged she is making a few changes. damian green goes to the cabinet office, liz truss is moved to the treasury. there is no appetite for a general election among conservatives but the labour leader says he is ready 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, because we want to be able to serve the people of this country. because we want to be able to serve the people of this countrym because we want to be able to serve the people of this country. it is not just the opposition the people of this country. it is notjust the opposition snapping at theresa may's heels. she is a dead woman walking. it is just how long she will remain on death row. we
8:04 pm
could easily get to next week and it all colla pses could easily get to next week and it all collapses for her. when tory mps return to parliament, they will face the reality of political life without a majority in the house of commons. compromises will need to be found. controversial policies may bite the dust. there is no 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 votes from another party. they are trying to do a deal with northern ireland's ten democratic eugenius. we had very good discussions yesterday with the conservative party in relation to how we could support them in forming a national government, one that would bring stability to the nation and those discussions continue. we have made good progress but
8:05 pm
discussions continue. after such a bad political miscalculation, most readers would be forced out but many tory mps do not have the appetite for a leadership contestjust as brexit talks are about to start. for now, theresa may's colleagues are rallying behind her but she is certainly not in charge of her own political destiny. our political correspondent tom bateman is at westminster for us. it was not the biggest reshuffle ever. has she done enough to shore up ever. has she done enough to shore up her position? what is interesting is we got the names coming out of downing street, the announcements we re downing street, the announcements were flying out over the mall and the vast majority were people being confirmed in the same positions and thatis confirmed in the same positions and that is the most striking thing. it isa that is the most striking thing. it is a very limited movement of personnel within mrs may's top team
8:06 pm
and the announcement that senior figures like boris johnson and the announcement that senior figures like borisjohnson and philip hammond would be staying in post. what tells you is the very wea k post. what tells you is the very weak and authority that mrs may has. she can do nothing that would upset mps or other senior figures within the party because of the fact that after that very surprising election result for the party, she really does not have the political authority to make such moves and has to shore up her position. one of the eye—catching points of this reshuffle is that michael gove has made a comeback. he is the environment secretary. firstly, mr gove a few years back on the david cameron's premiership had a public spat with mrs may over extremism in schools when he was the education
8:07 pm
secretary and she was the home secretary and she was the home secretary and she was the home secretary and after the eu referendum, when there was the leadership race to see who would become prime minister, mr gove have supported boris johnson's bid become prime minister, mr gove have supported borisjohnson‘s bid or the way through until he was seen to knife borisjohnson way through until he was seen to knife boris johnson in way through until he was seen to knife borisjohnson in the back and running for the leadership himself. when mrs may became leader she prom ptly when mrs may became leader she promptly sacked michael gove as justin secretary and he has not been in government since. it is a significant move and helps you up her position amongst mps, particularly leave mps. and also in defra there will be important work to do around brexit because things like the common agricultural policy, disentangling britain from those policies of the eu will be significant work and she may feel michael gove is the right man for thejob but
8:08 pm
michael gove is the right man for the job but the michael gove is the right man for thejob but the big picture is this isa thejob but the big picture is this is a continuity candidate. this is a limited shuffle and tells you about the position mrs may is in and follows people like borisjohnson staying in place and tonight we have heard from the foreign secretary and here is what he has to say. of course people are wondering what will happen now there is a hung parliament, there is no absolute majority. theresa may got by far the biggest mandate anybody has got for my party for decades. she leaves by far the biggest party in parliament, jeremy corbyn did not win this election, it is absolutely right that she should go ahead, form a government and deliver on the priorities of the people and i am going to be backing her and everyone lam going to be backing her and everyone i am talking to work as well. he had described as trite reports that he may be behind some kind of
8:09 pm
leadership challenge and there have been from senior backbenchers words today to the effect that they think it is not the right time for any kind of leadership contest, it would inject more instability and uncertainty into the party itself. that message is spreading certainly among other members of the cabinet. we have been hearing from another man who has kept hisjob we have been hearing from another man who has kept his job and that is international trade secretary liam fox. i am delighted to be back here, i have a wonderful team getting ready and preparing for what we will ta ke ready and preparing for what we will take forward and in terms of the politics, it is time for the whole party to rally behind the prime ministerand party to rally behind the prime minister and get party to rally behind the prime ministerand geta party to rally behind the prime minister and get a government in the national interest. many opportunities, very exciting,. when is the party with regard to this
8:10 pm
deal with the dup because 2a hours ago it seemed like it was all on track, but no, the brakes were put on it. last night downing street appeared to say that this deal that the conservatives need to give than so—called confidence and supply to get enough votes in parliament to get enough votes in parliament to get laws through, the most important pieces of legislation, it was all on but then, actually no, they were still in the process of determining what the outline agreement would be. in terms of conservative backbenchers there will be some content is, particularly those on the liberal wings of the party. the dup's opposition to the extent in 93v dup's opposition to the extent in gay marriage, however, these will not be the crucial issues when it comes to a deal between the
8:11 pm
conservatives and their dup. it will be more about the bread and butter about economic measures, welfare policy and brexit, the issue of any border with the republic of ireland. we will hear a lot about that later tomorrow because theresa may has agreed to appear before the committee of backbench tory mps, the 1922 committee, a number of those mps want to hear from the prime minister about any potential deal with their dup before they get into the weeds of the deal itself with that party and before anything is signed off. the next 2a hours will prove pretty crucial with that. 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
8:12 pm
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. 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.
8:13 pm
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. 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.
8:14 pm
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. ben wright, bbc news, westminster. we are expecting to hear from theresa may in the next few minutes. she will be talking about the reshuffle today. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30pm and 11:30pm this
8:15 pm
evening in the papers. joining me tonight are economic adviser for arbuthnot ruth lea, and journalist yasmin alibhai brown. the headlines: back in the fold— michael gove returns to the cabinet as environment secretary interviews are made's shuffle. senior tories backed the prime minister as speculation continues about her future. no deal with the theresa dup yet. at this important time for our country, we need stability and certainty and that is what i have been doing today, putting together a
8:16 pm
cabinet that reflects that were off and talent that reflects the conservative party. that is about delivering a successful brexit negotiation but it is also about ensuring we are dealing with some of the social issues we see in our country, so tackling issues are mental health, tackling the housing crisis. this is what my government will be getting on and doing. just one question or two, the big news todayis one question or two, the big news today is the return of michael gove today is the return of michael gove to your cabinet. are you now in a situation that you are so weakened by the election that you have no choice but to put influential adverse research at your top table? proof in the words of george osborne that you are a dead woman walking? what i have seen today is people across the party accepting the invitation to be in my cabinet and i
8:17 pm
have brought in talent from across the party. this is a government that will be governing for everyone, we wa nt will be governing for everyone, we want a country that works for everyone, bringing together the talent to ensure we can deliver the job of a successful brexit but also deal with the challenges that people see him in their everyday lives, like dealing with the need for housing, ensuring we have a proper mental health legislation that will support people, i am pleased that people from across the party have agreed to serve in my cabinet and we will be getting on with the job of government. just one more thing, it has obviously been a difficult few days for you both personally and politically, how are you feeling? i imagine you are feeling rather shell—shocked. imagine you are feeling rather shell-shocked. actually there is a job to be done and what the public wa nt job to be done and what the public want is to ensure the government is getting on with thatjob. i have
8:18 pm
appointed cabinet ministers today, i will be meeting with my cabinet tomorrow, on tuesday i will be going tomorrow, on tuesday i will be going to france for meetings with president emmanuel macron. this is important for dealing with brexit negotiations. this is a government thatis negotiations. this is a government that is getting on with the work we need to do to ensure we are being a government that will govern for everyone, that we see opportunity across the country, that we see people being able to make the most of their lives. this is a government getting on with the job. in terms of your intentions for number ten, some of your colleagues have been suggesting that you might be a ca reta ker suggesting that you might be a caretaker prime minister. just to be clear, do you intend to serve a full term? i said during the campaign that if elected i would to serve a term but what i am doing now is getting on with the immediate job.
8:19 pm
that is what the public would expect. they want to see government providing that certainty and stability at what is a critical time for the country. the brexit negotiations starting a week, we need to get those right but there are other issues we need to address. we have been listening to voters and thatis we have been listening to voters and that is what we will be doing. let's get back to our political correspondent in westminster. very much trying to look forward and crucially, making reference to the fa ct crucially, making reference to the fact she is trying to broaden the range of people she has got in her cabinet. absolutely. the reshuffle is just cabinet. absolutely. the reshuffle isjust a part cabinet. absolutely. the reshuffle is just a part of that and what was interesting was repeatedly at the end of almost each of those questions, she wanted to bring the focus back to the social agenda, she has talked about education, she talked about the housing crisis. many of her backbenchers will look
8:20 pm
at that and say they are the right kind of things but it is too little too late because part of the criticism of the campaign was there was not enough focus on those things and thatjeremy was not enough focus on those things and that jeremy corbyn was not enough focus on those things and thatjeremy corbyn managed to reach parts of the public that were sick and tired of an austerity agenda of cuts to public services. and really hammer home a message that people latched onto. yesterday, nick timothy, one of the prime minister's key advisers who she sacked, conceded in effect that he felt theresa may ironically was the leader who understood this but they had failed to get that across in their campaign. it is interesting to hear the prime minister talk about it repeatedly in answer to these questions but some of her backbenchers may think it is too late. now the sport.
8:21 pm
the republic of ireland have gone top of wales and serbia's group. let show you the score at the moment. it is 0—0. wells macro have just scored a penalty. wales are leading 1—0 in serbia. aaron ramsey was the scorer of the penalty. the republic of ireland are in the same group of serbia. they kept up their unbeaten record in group d with a 1—1 draw against austria in dublin. ireland fell behind in the first half but this late equaliser from jonathan walters means martin o'neil‘s side are now a point clear of serbia and five clear of wales, in belgrade this evening. the canadian grand prix got under wayjust over an hour ago with some
8:22 pm
incredible drama in montreal. britain's lewis hamilton made the perfect start from pole, but not as good as max verstappen who surged from fifth to second place. on his way through the field he broke the wing on championship leader sebastian vettel‘s ferrari sending him to the pits for a replacement and he's currently down in seventh place. moments later carlos sainz and felipe massa's races were over as they crashed out. and verstappen's hopes of challenging hamilton ended on the eleventh lap. you can follow the action with commentary on bbc radio five live and the bbc sport website. 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,
8:23 pm
for rafael nadal, this was all about number 10. while nicole kidman et al 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. 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 wasn't 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
8:24 pm
secured their place in the semi—finals 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 ill—judged run outs 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. double olympic champion alastair brownlee has beaten his brotherjonnie to win the leeds round of the world triathlon series. in front of their home crowd, on a course they helped design, the two produced a devastating display on the bike to go clear of the rest of the field. on the run, alastair pulled ahead with four kilometres to go, winning the race for the second year in a row despite focusing on longer distance events this year. that's all sport for now,
8:25 pm
i'll have more in the next hour. 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 weeks 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 made the bomb alone. here's our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford. it was in this white nissan micra that police believe the manchester bomba stored his bomb—making materials in plastic barrels. salman abedi flew out of the country on the 15th of april and arrived back on
8:26 pm
the 15th of may. he was then recorded with a blue suit case going backwards and forwards to web car was parked. detectives believe he was parked. detectives believe he was collecting preprepared bomb parts for theirfinal was collecting preprepared bomb parts for their final assembly at this flat in central manchester. in a statement, the detective said: we understand how the chemicals and equipment were obtained and where the bomb was assembled. we have an idea of where he was... salman abedi's brother left the country with him on the 15th of april. he has been detained in libya by the ministry of interior‘s special deterrence force. detectives say they want to talk to him about the attack. this operation just goes to show the difficulties police have to show the difficulties police have
8:27 pm
to face here in that it is in libya where we have 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 bought materials which can be used to make explosives and somewhat it when contact with salman abedi in the last few days, but police say they are now satisfied with their explanations. the three men who attacked and killed eight people on london bridge last weekend wore fake suicide vests to create "maximum fear". police today released pictures of the fake suicide belts, which were made with disposable water bottles attached to leather belts. scotland yard said the actions of the police and public in confronting the attackers was even more remarkable, as anyone who saw them would have thought they were real. let's return to the developments of the cabinet reshuffle. michael gove
8:28 pm
is back into the cabinet, he will be environment secretary, taking over from andrea leadsom. he has been talking about his appointment. he says he was surprised to be asked but is delighted to support the prime minister. he was sacked by theresa may from the justice secretary approached last summer and immediately following the referendum. michael gove had campaigned asa referendum. michael gove had campaigned as a fervent belief campaigner. the prime minister has reappointed david mandel as scotland minister as well, secretary of state for scotland, a post he has held since 2015. more on the reshuffle, but let's look at the weather forecast now. still the few showers around particularly to the north and scotland. they will continue into
8:29 pm
the night. as will the breeze. it will bring one or two further showers to the western half of england and wales. a little bit fresher than last night but temperatures still in double figures as we start monday. the breeze will make it feel cooler. the strongest winds first thing in scotland, northern ireland, northern england. showers becoming fewer in number across northern areas and the further south and east you are, you will probably get away with sunny spells and temperatures of 19 or 20 celsius. tuesday, lots more clout are northern areas. light rain and drizzle. brightness to the north east of scotland. warmest across southern areas with a high of 23. hello, this is bbc news, the headlines at 8.30pm.
8:30 pm

14 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on