ti‘ﬂﬁif u u new, a] campaign in a ammw 'u “ﬂaw vnw election campaign in a meeting with conservative mps. she said, "i am the person who got us into this mess". the financial times of comments coming from the eu's chief negotiator, who has warned the uk risks crashing out of the eu in march 2019 if it wastes any more time of the limited time available for brexit talks. staying with the financial times, russian politician alexei navalny has beenjailed financial times, russian politician alexei navalny has been jailed for 30 days following demonstrations gci’oss 30 days following demonstrations across the country. hundreds of people were detained following a day of anticorru ption protests. people were detained following a day of anticorruption protests. the golf news business section looks at how shares in technology companies have seen their shares slide as global investors seem to be concerned that the sector which is behind recent record gains is now running out of stea m. record gains is now running out of steam. —— gulf news. and a zoo in tokyo has announced the birth of its first giant panda in five years. the picture on the front of the japan
times shows mother shin shin: her as yet unnamed cub in her mouth. ueno zoo hopes that the new pandas will help boost visitors to the park by more than 50%. should we get some suggestions for the name? tweet us your thoughts on the name for the baby your thoughts on the name for the ba by of your thoughts on the name for the baby of shin shin. joining us as richard griffith, akinetic ‘s adviser. good to see you. —— eight communications adviser. theresa may went to go see her mps today and apologise. has she bought herself sometime? the circus rolls on. question is how much longer the ringmaster can survive. let's take stock of where we are. last night she met the influential 1922 committee of benchers. —— backbenchers. it holds a pivotal role, or would hold a pivotal role, in any leadership election.
essentially, the message she seems to be sending years, as is being reported today, that she got us into this mess and she will get us out of it. i think for those of us who work in business, possibly for the electorate as a whole, possibly for business people watching around the globe, the question is, should she make a wider apology? should she ta ke make a wider apology? should she take some wider responsibility? because the result of the last few days has been a huge amount of uncertainty, notjust days has been a huge amount of uncertainty, not just because days has been a huge amount of uncertainty, notjust because of those —— uncertainty, notjust because of those — — not uncertainty, notjust because of those —— not just uncertainty, notjust because of those —— notjust for those of us in the uk but also people around the globe who are doing business with britain. nobody is really sure what is going to happen over the coming weeks. last night i was talking to some contacts in the united states, totally bemused by what is happening in the uk, and totally astounded by, in theirwords, in the uk, and totally astounded by, in their words, the paralysis in the uk. that is not going to go away, is it? while she is in charge of a minority government there will a lwa ys minority government there will always be that uncertainty. it is never clear whether she can actually
do what she wants to do.|j never clear whether she can actually do what she wants to do. i am sure if she was sat here she would say, look, i am going to try to remove some of that uncertainty, today i am going to be meeting eileen foster, the leader of the dup, and lots of people are uncomfortable with the dup's positions on a number of issues like gay rights, for example. but she needs to do a deal. the expectation is that she will do a deal to help the legislation through parliament. it seems that the legislation, it is going to be approved, would the late piece by piece basis. i suppose one hope, for those of us who work in business, is going to be that this could be an opportunity for the government to pursue a much more consensual vision of brexit. 0ne pursue a much more consensual vision of brexit. one of the things that has interested me, we have touched oi'i has interested me, we have touched on it here before, is that businesses felt marginalised in re ce nt businesses felt marginalised in recent months, not so much in the campaign, orjust in the campaign, but previously. 0ne ceo several months ago said to me, i am nervous about having a position on brexit. i
have got tons of staff who come from all over europe, and we want to have access to notjust all over europe, and we want to have access to not just the free market but to freedom of movement. maybe i'iow but to freedom of movement. maybe now we are going to see, you know, business reasserting itself. it is the impression of some of the stories in the papers this morning. let's focus on that, on what michel barniet was saying, who is the eu's chief negotiator. all these headlines describing the uk government as a laurel and hardy government. michel barniet is saying, look, the clock is ticking and we are wasting valuable time and already the timetable is extremely tight, regardless of the snap election that was called. yes, even those of us like me who criticised the government's tone, or theresa may's tone, in recent weeks and months, would say that we want there to bea months, would say that we want there to be a positive approach now. but in the meantime, you can see from the front page of the financial
times this morning that michel barniet is going to play hardball. there is lots of frustration in brussels. that is not new but it is exacerbated now. the british government has got to get on with it and they have got to be much more engaged with business. they have got to listen beyond the conservative party, i think, to listen beyond the conservative party, ithink, to to listen beyond the conservative party, i think, to labour, to listen beyond the conservative party, ithink, to labour, which to listen beyond the conservative party, i think, to labour, which is reasserting itself. we need a new tone and we need it fast. they also need to work out what sort of brexit they want. you cannot go into a negotiation without it being clear what it is you are doing. i am not sure that is clear at the moment, and it may not be clear for months. no, it isn't, but they have got to ta ke no, it isn't, but they have got to take a position. even if behind them, they have people in their own party saying rather different things. like jacob rees—mogg, on the one side, who is a eurosceptic, and there are many of them, and then there are many of them, and then there are many of them, and then there are others like anna zoo bridge, who is a remain out, who will take a much more pragmatic view. —— anna soubry. will take a much more pragmatic
view. -- anna soubry. traders are looking on the one hand at the possibility of a softer brexit now, so possibility of a softer brexit now, so the fall in the pound is muted a bit, but it starts to go sharply again when they think that she has lost all her strength. she has got all but anti— euro feeling in her own party. then you have got the dup as well and what they want from brexit. you mentioned the pound sterling, let's remind ourselves, it is at sterling, let's remind ourselves, it isata sterling, let's remind ourselves, it is at a seven month low against the euro. it is at an eight—week low against the us dollar. it isn't good. let's quickly look at the other story in the ft, russian police cracking down on protesters following the arrest of alexei navalny. vladimir putin tightening his grip again. alexei navalny, for those of us who have not been following this, has come to the fore in the last few years. i guess principally as the sort of most prominent anticorruption and antipollution protester or advocate. —— anti—putin. 0ne antipollution protester or advocate.
—— anti—putin. one of written's most famous critics ended up injail, i remember reporting on that when i was a journalist. —— remember reporting on that when i was ajournalist. —— putin's remember reporting on that when i was a journalist. —— putin's most famous critics. the stories that i have seen have been very keen to televised version of margaret atwood's handmade's talel. anti— corruption protesters being beaten in the streets. the question is, how much more of this are we going to see? putin is still extremely popular. these are small-scale protests, aren't they? the tv pictures make them look very dramatic but it is only a few thousand will in each city. something like 2% of the overall population, i think, something like 2% of the overall population, ithink, would back these protests. so the tv images tend to magnify the significance. but they are young people. they are connected on social media in a way that perhaps other people who only get to watch state tv are not. well, the young people in the uk elections had a big influence. indeed. let's
look at technology stocks. a bit of a sell—off. i wasn't surprised, really, in a way. looking at apple, alphabet, which is the parent company of google, how their shares have just been company of google, how their shares havejust been going up company of google, how their shares have just been going up and company of google, how their shares havejust been going up and up. at some point... yes, the question is how sustainable it is. investors taking a bit of profit. i guess the broader question is how sustainable that growth is. we shouldn't forget that growth is. we shouldn't forget that tech stocks like apple have been an engine for equities. the question is whether this is a pause oi' question is whether this is a pause or whether it is much longer term. i hope it isjust a pause because at the end of the day the tech sector is hugely significant globally. the five most valuable companies listed in the united states or technology companies right now, which is incredible. the likes of g and some of the big carmakers are no longer there. —— likes of ge. of the big carmakers are no longer there. -- likes of ge. and we need a name for the panda's baby. in a
world of grey, let's get to some black and white issues. clear—cut. shin shin is the mother. we need a name for the baby. i have got something to say about this. we shouldn't forget. pandas are big is this. edinburgh zoo has found that out. —— pandas are big business. this. edinburgh zoo has found that out. -- pandas are big business. but there are no babies at edinburgh zoo. there are no babies at edinburgh zoo. yes, that is true. it could lift the economy by 26 billion yen, let's say. that sounds like a lot. we will have delivered they are. have a great day. goodbye. yesterday was a bit of a breezy day for most parts of the uk, with a fair bit of cloud and a little bit of sunshine. in the north—west of the uk, we got temperatures up to 12 degrees.
but we got to 20 celsius in the south—eastern corner. we're going to go a little bit warmer than that in the next few days, particularly so for england and wales. a lot of dry weather and the forecast and the winds are quite, light as well. some decent conditions getting out and about. 12 or 13 degrees today and yes, some rain to be had, mainly in the north and west. a wet start in western scotland. the eastern side will be that the drier, perhaps brighter as well. a fair bit of cloud in northern ireland through the morning. some outbreaks of rain as you will find in northern england. about here, not so large, but rain nonetheless. then the cloud breaks up there. sunshine possible during the morning across much of our southern counties. light winds as well, so a reasonable start to a pretty pleasant day. we will see some good spells of sunshine across the southernmost counties.
patchy cloud developing. but with light winds, sunshine, it will become pleasant out there. temperatures will get into the low 20s. to the west of rain time in scotland, that it becomes lighter and more patchy with time. showers in northern ireland. one or two in northern england, but few and far between by this stage. 19 degrees for aberdeen and belfast, 23 in the south—eastern corner. and then as we go onto tuesday night, heading into wednesday, this low pressure system is trying to push in from the west. it is running into this high, and that results in the south—westerly wind being pushed north. that will bring warm air our way. wednesday will be the peak of our temperatures this week across england and wales in particular. we start on a fairly warm note, and there will be a good deal of sunshine, light winds, too, with temperatures rising quickly through the morning. through the north, more of a breeze. more cloud and some rain at times. but not so across england and wales. lots of sunshine, light winds, and those temperatures get up to 25, 27 degrees in the south—eastern corner. quite humid as well. the low 20s quite widely elsewhere. maybe the upper teens if you head further north. going into wednesday night, to the west and a weather front is coming.
potential thunderstorms. this weather front is going to be bringing some fresher air in from the atlantic. the rain on this weather front fizzles out as it works its way from west to east. still quite warm, though, actually, in the london area, on thursday — 23 or 24. further north and west, some showers around, and temperatures coming down by a notch or two. hello. this is breakfast, with louise minchin and dan walker. tough talks at downing street as the prime minister meets with the dup leader to try to reach a deal. the prime minister will host arlene foster to thrash out the terms of her party's backing for the minority government as parliament reconvenes today. good morning. it's tuesday the 13th ofjune. also this morning: taking their case to the european court of human rights,