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this is bbc news. a queen's speech with a difference, dressed down, key pledges from the tory manifesto missing. brexit was the key ingredient. my ministers are committed to working with parliament, the devolved administrations, business and others to build the widest possible consensus on the country's future outside the european union. in total, 27 bills have been announced, with 8 on brexit. theresa may says the government is ready to face the challenges ahead. we are doing what is in the national interest which is forming a government for the country to face the challenges we have at the moment.
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with many key manifesto plans either axed or delayed after the election result — the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, says the government's in chaos. a threadbare legislative programme from a government that's lost its majority and run out of ideas all together. prince charles accompanied his mother to the state opening, as the duke of edinburgh was unwell. the duke was admitted to hospital last night as a precautionary measure. he's said to be in good spirits. one person is trapped after a crane collapses in crewe. two others have been released and taken to hospital. the first funerals for victims of the grenfell tower fire disaster have taken place, as theresa may apologies for the official response, saying it wasn't good enough. good evening.
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a host of proposed new laws designed to prepare the uk for a "smooth and orderly" departure from the eu have been announced in the queen's speech. it was a legislative programme that was dominated by brexit. so let's look at what's in the queen's speech. of the 27 bills that were announced, there are eight brexit bills in total. other bills include one to tackle domestic violence and abuse in england and wales. and another to give the go ahead to the second leg of the h52. so what about those key manifesto pledges that have been left out? there's no mention of new grammar schools in england — one of theresa may's signature proposals. those controversial plans on social care — dubbed the dementia tax by critics — that's now out to consultation. and the plan to means test winter fuel allowances — that's gone. here's our political editor laura kuenssberg on the queen's speech and what it means for mrs may's premiership. nothing normal this time.
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a sense of occasion but a political year like no other. despite the grandeur, beef eaters still have to get the bus and for now, she still has the prime ministerialjaguar. your first and last queen's speech, prime minister? the music and the marching still happened. yet, with the election held in a hurry, no time for the queen's horses to practice. so the royal bentley had to do. the queen arriving for the 64th time. her son, not her husband alongside her. get your skates on. first race is 2.30 pm!
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after all, with royal ascot on, this was not the only business of the day. the queen was here to lay out the plan for this government. the political situation even more awkward than the small talk between these two. my government's priority is to secure the best possible deal as the country leaves the european union. my ministers are committed to working with parliament, the devolved administrations, business and others to build the widest possible consensus on the country's future outside the european union. brexit the priority but a promise the government will work more closely with rivals as well as supporters. a bill will be introduced to repeal the european communities act and provide certainty for individuals and businesses. this will be complemented by legislation to ensure
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that the united kingdom makes the success of breads it. but grammar schools, gone. plans to change pension benefits gone. the government's social care idea gone. controversial manifesto ideas have simply disappeared. this wasn'tjust westminster‘s big day out, for the prime minister a vital occasion to reassert her authority. knowing that the power balance around here was transformed, so must she. our country is divided, red versus blue, young versus old, leave versus remain. the test for all of us is whether we choose to reflect divisions or help the country overcome them. with humility and resolve, this government will seek to do the latter. we will do what is in the national interest and we will work with anyone in any party that is prepared to do the same. but an energised labour will use any trick instead
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to make political capital. people chose hope over fear and they sense an unequivocal message, mr speaker, that austerity must be brought to an end. we are a government in waiting with a policy programme that enthused and engaged millions of people in this election. in the weeks ahead, with no tory majority, every vote, every mp, every party will count. she hasn't been able to put forward her headline pledges from her manifesto. if she can't put forward a queen's speech based on her manifesto how will she negotiate brexit?
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no attempt to tackle under funding for schools, hospitals or police. the prime minister lacks vision on where she wants to take the country. the speech was emptied of many of the prime minister's ambitions that went away with a majority. what remains is the biggest task, getting brexit through parliament. before that can begin, the prime minister must pass a more profound test, showing that she has enough clout to govern at all. the government needs cool heads in this hot summer. police say 200 people turned up to a planned protest outside parliament. but in, or out, resistance to the weakened prime minister could come from all directions. brexit is dominating in the queens
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speech, a first initial test of the strength of theresa may's government is the boat the queens speech, whether she will get it through. absolutely right, that will be next week. she has gone into this queen's speech today without a working majority hammered down. we have not yet seen the details of the promised deal between the conservatives and the aup. sold jeffrey donaldson, adp mp said it will probably happen at the beginning of next week. their ten mps will vote for the queens speech. it is likely it will go through. it is not straightforward. 0pposition mps will put amendments down to try to change the details of the queens speech, make adjustments around brexit. we will see what sort
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of numbers will try to attach amendments. the labour party will wa nt to amendments. the labour party will want to cause mischief. even getting this queen's speech over its initial hurdle will not be straightforward for theresa may. as laura said, this is so farfrom for theresa may. as laura said, this is so far from the parliamentary situation that theresa may envisaged just three weeks ago before we had the result of the general election. she listened at this point she would be dominant. she could ride through the contentious policy stuff that was in the manifesto. most of it had to be binned. tossed on the bin. the dementia tax, that is what critics pointed to. means testing of the winter fuel allowance. grammar schools. all those initiatives that will —— theresa may felt weren't vote winning policies, clearly not, now not in the queens speech. deeply frustrating for her and the government. when the manifesto was
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launched just five weeks ago, she presented it as a golden opportunity to grasp the metal on difficult stuff, including the social care overhaul. increasing the amount of money that people could keep and pass on, raising that up to £100,000 but including in the calculation when people weren't evaluating the costs of care, they would have to pay including the value of somebody‘s house. it was a big change because there was no cap on the overall cost that somebody would have to pay. theresa may said this should be consulted upon after the election and proved to be far too contentious in the midst of a hung parliament. it has been scrapped for a consultation. there is no bill. this is a buried issue for the next few years. grammar schools as well. foxhunting. changes in the triple
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lock on pensions. restricting winter fuel payments to the poorest pensioners. all of that stuff has been scrapped. i do not think they will be many tears shed on the conservative backbenches on all of those fronts. they have foundered on the doorstep that the stop was alienating the core conservative constituency. it was proving unpopular. this parliament will be dominated over the next two years by brexit. it will feel reminiscent of john major's government in the early 19905 john major's government in the early 1990s orjim callaghan‘s in the 19705. 1990s orjim callaghan‘s in the 1970s. late night voting and daily parliamentary battles to get things ticking along and keeping the government live. it will feel like that for the next 18 months. thank for that. ed cox is the director of ippr north, a think tank that produces research on issues affecting the north of england. good to speak to you. did you hear
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anything in the queens speech that made you think that the government was thinking about the north of england? unfortunately not. i spent the day at a big conference where transport for the north has been announcing its strategic transport plan that will change the economy in the north of england. there was dismay amongst businesses and other local authorities that the north seems to be off the agenda. all the shenanigans in westminster, it is really annoying people. what we really annoying people. what we really need at this point in time is to get at that momentum back up about the northern powerhouse and all that stood for. the brexit discussions are very important. people are saying, how can they not have a view, have a voice with the negotiations? sadiq khan and nicola sturgeon were having meetings but
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where is the voice of the north. most concerning late, people are worried about investment. there are some weasel words in the queens speech that people were quick to pick up. the fact that it now says the government will help to attract investment to the north rather than investing in itself in some of the key priorities that would help to transform the economy here. we are worried generally that all the focus 110w worried generally that all the focus now is on westminster politics and that really the north of england will be forgotten. we talked about siddique khan and nicola sturgeon having talks, what about the aup? we know they are asking for billions for investment in northern ireland. do you think the north of england is being sacrificed by what is going on with that possible coalition with the dup? it is inevitable that a deal will be done with the dup. it is beneficial to northern ireland.
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that leads to barnett formula consequential is, in other words, scotla nd consequential is, in other words, scotland and wales will do well on the back of that deal. it raises questions, what about england which mark webber investment come for england if we have promised so much money to the devolved nations? we have to look at how we fund and invest, some of those things that will help mitigate some of the challenges around brexit. if we really wa nt challenges around brexit. if we really want to make the most of brexit, to make the northern economy fried, we need a strong economy and thatis fried, we need a strong economy and that is going to require some investment from government as well as attracting investment from elsewhere. the queens speech gave the go—ahead to the second leg of hs two. it takes the second leg up to the town of crew. the real benefits only come with the so—called
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y—shaped, the connections up to manchester and leeds, and beyond. what we really need is a much more interconnected east west northern powerhouse. hs3 as it is sometimes called. it was in all three party ma nifestos called. it was in all three party manifestos but now scrapped because of the westminster shenanigans. not scrapped, but less emphasis. we need the chancellor and other standing up to see new in some of those priorities. thank you. and we'll find out how this story and many others are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:40 this evening in the papers. in the queens speech, the government
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has said out a range of measures it hoped to bring into law in the next two years with brexit at the top of the agenda. mps have been debating the agenda. mps have been debating the speech in the commons, the prime minister said that the government could tackle the challenges the country faces welsh jeremy corbyn said that the government is in chaos. the duke of edinburgh did not attend the ceremony with the queen because he was admitted to hospital last night with an infection. he is in good spirits but will stay in hospitalfor a in good spirits but will stay in hospital for a second night. in good spirits but will stay in hospitalfor a second night. 0ne person remains trapped after a crane collapsed and two others have been freed from the wreckage but are recovering in hospital. sport now and a full round up from the bbc sport centre. in the last few minutes, warren
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gatland has named his lions side to ta ke gatland has named his lions side to take on the all blacks in the first test in new zealand. peter 0'mahony ca pta i ns test in new zealand. peter 0'mahony captains the side. let us bring you the squad in full. peter 0'mahony, the squad in full. peter 0'mahony, the irishman, captains the side. sam warburton still has a minor ankle injury. he is not yet fit to play. he will be in the back row with sean 0'brien he will be in the back row with sean o'brien and taulupe faletau. some we re o'brien and taulupe faletau. some were expecting to see george north playing, the welsh winger. he has not been selected. alun wynjones has been selected ahead of maro itoje. jonny sexton is a replacement
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after he did such good work in previous matches on the tour. the line is bidding to become the first team to beat the all blacks at eden park since 1994. we are hoping to get some reaction out of auckland for you over the next few hours as news of that team news settles across all of the journalists and by across all of the journalists and rugby players out in auckland. that is the first test team for you. england play said that occur in the first of 3t20 matches in southampton. the tourists won the cost. david willey got a wicket with the first delivery of the match. just two more wickets fell before ab
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de villiers hit out to give england a total of 143 to win. they without loss from one over in reply. we have problems bringing you the pictures for you. 0ver problems bringing you the pictures for you. over to tennis. problems bringing you the pictures foryou. 0verto tennis. naomi brodie had a good run on grass but that has come to an end. she was beaten by petra kvitova, in the second round of the birmingham tournament. she had been handed a wild card to wimbledon but had little and is to the power of petra kvitova. she won 6—2, 6—2 injust over one hour. there is another upset at queens. yesterday, all three top seeds including andy murray were knocked out in the first round. jo—wilfried tsonga joined them today. he was beaten in straight sets. novak djokavic will
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play a grass tournament in the build—up to wimbledon. he played in eastbourne —— he will play in eastbourne —— he will play in eastbourne after accepting a wild card. he is down to numberfour in the world and has not won a grand slam since the french open last year. one of the stories from last yea r‘s year. one of the stories from last year's wimbledon was the one of marcus willis. he came through six matches in qualifying and ended up playing roger federer on centre court. he has been handed a wild ca rd court. he has been handed a wild card will stop heather watson and laura robson also have a wild card for the main draw. that is all the sport for now. i will have more reaction for you about the british lions team to face the all blacks. one of the measures unveiled in the queen's speech was a review of the government's counter—terrorism strategy. it comes as britain's most senior counter—terror officer delivered a stark warning to ministers over the impact on the police force as they attempt to contain
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the unprecedented threat. this is what theresa may outlined to mps in the commons this afternoon. we will review our counterterrorism strategy to ensure that the police and security services have all the powers they need. and that the length of custodial sentences for terrorism offences are sufficient to keep people safe. we will work to reach international agreements to regulate cyberspace, to prevent the spread of extremism and planning. and to encourage technology companies to do more to remove harmful content. and we will establish a new commission for encountered —— countering extremism asa encountered —— countering extremism as a statutory body to fight hate and extremism in the same way we have battled extreme —— racism. extremism is as every bit as destructive to our values and we will stop at nothing to defeat it. well we can speak now to chris phillips, who used to run the national counter terrorism security office. hejoins me live from our
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westminster studio. thank you forjoining us. security and counterterrorism as will be part of the queens speech especially given the incidence of the last few days and weeks, was that anything there that made sense to you and anything that should have been there that wasn't? it all made good sense. the counterterrorism strategy context has been in existence for many years. they had contest one and contest two, and possibly no contest three. the most contentious part was to prevent. people want that reviewed and changed. the thing that was missing from there was what we are going to do about policing. policing is a massive issue at the moment. mark rowley made the point that terrorism is important and that is sucking in resources from the
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rest of policing but what is the rest of policing but what is the rest of policing going to do? it needs to have enough officers to run the community teams, to deal with the community teams, to deal with the other things that the police have to do. if we do not do that, what we will have is a vacuum that will quickly be filled by criminals. you would have wanted to hear a commitment to put more policemen on the beat, to get more police officers into thejob, is the beat, to get more police officers into the job, is that what you want? there needs to be an understanding in government that there has been tremendous cuts in policing. there is no doubt that the police needed some reform. what has happened is that the numbers are now so low, right across the uk, that there is not the ability to deal with a series of major events without totally decimating other parts of policing. what do we need isa parts of policing. what do we need is a strong police force that is going to keep us safe and i think there needs to be a retraction of
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what the government has done up until now to make sure that the resources a re until now to make sure that the resources are put back so there are sufficient numbers of skilled officers ready to deal with normal policing and also counterterrorism. the pressure is on amber rudd, the home secretary, to make positive moves in that direction? absolutely. the situation between the police and government at the moment is difficult. the senior officers will a lwa ys difficult. the senior officers will always strive to be very political about this and do the right thing, policing at the bottom level, at officer level, are livid at the government and their attitude towards the police. i have never known a time when so many police officers have had enough and are leaving. i have spoken to officers this week to have done 16 days in a i’ow this week to have done 16 days in a row on duty, 12—14 hour days. they cannot go on like that. it is an impossibility. do not forget what
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happened in france, particularly in paris, has led to a state of emergency for the couple of years now. they could not maintain that in the uk at the moment. thank you for joining us. as we heard earlier, the duke of edinburgh wasn't with the queen for the state opening of parliament. buckingham palace announced that he'd been admitted to hospital last night to treat an infection. how much longer do we expect the duke of edinburgh to be in hospital? we now know that will be at least one more night. we have had the briefest of statements from buckingham palace. the duke of edinburgh continues to be in good spirits and will continue to stay in hospital overnight tonight. confirming the fact that the duke of edinburgh is going to spend a second night in hospital where he is being treated for some kind of infection.
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we heard earlier from treated for some kind of infection. we heard earlierfrom buckingham palace stating that he had been admitted here last night, driving heard from windsor castle to the hospital, he had an infection linked condition and it was built as a precautionary measure he should come to hospital here to be treated. he is 96. he has had a busy couple of days, trooping the colour and royal ascot with the queen. it has also been very hot. he has clearly picked up been very hot. he has clearly picked up something and it has been some problem. he has been seen by doctors connected to the royal household and it was decided better safe than sorry at 96, bring him to hospital when he can be treated more intensively by doctors. to miss the queens speech was something that he has been present and for many years. quite a big deal? yes, it is. in the statement from buckingham palace, it did say that he was very sad to be
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missing the queens speech and also to be missing royal ascot again today. the queen was accompanied by the prince of wales, you do notice when the duke of edinburgh is not at her side at these significant locations. that is noticeable. the duke of edinburgh, as you can imagine, is not the easiest of patients. he will not happy being in hospital. the palace have said he is up hospital. the palace have said he is up and about, and in good spirits. people want to get out of hospital as soon as possible but people have another night of treatment. he will probably be heard during the day and then we will get further guidance from buckingham palace at some point tomorrow. the prince of wales has visited the scene of monday's terror attack outside finsbury park mosque in north london. prince charles relayed a message from the queen — who said she was shocked by the attack and sent her thoughts and prayers. police are still questioning a man who's being held in connection with the incident —
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in which a van was driven at worshipers. the prince said he was impressed by the imam who protected the suspect from an angry crowd. i didn't want to bring you a message from the queen. 0n to bring you a message from the queen. on this particular location. she specifically asked me to state how shocked she was by what happened. particularly as the victims were worshippers who had been attending ramadan prayers. her thoughts and prayers are with you all. and if i may say so, i would like tojoin my all. and if i may say so, i would like to join my particular thoughts and prayers to her majesty ‘s on this location. for many years i have taken a great interest in name isn't unity in this country. i am very
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impressed by the imam and his actions on that terrible occasion. the emergency services have been at the location of the team that has collapsed in crewe. 0ne the location of the team that has collapsed in crewe. one person has been released and has been flown to hospital. we will get an update in the next few minutes. the heatwave has reached its peak, the hottest day injune since 1976. 34.5 degrees recorded at heathrow.
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in chiswick there was lots of sunshine. farther north and west, there are some thunderstorms. the first sign of a change in the weather. generally through the night, it will turn quite wet and misty from the west. the fresh air will push its way in. not before another humid and uncomfortable night across the south—east. during tomorrow, thunderstorms pushing across southern areas and it will be hit and miss. show was breaking over later run over north wales and north england. drier weather away from these storms. still some peat across these storms. still some peat across the south—east but not as hot as it has been. we will stick with the fresher feel into friday. has been. we will stick with the fresherfeel into friday. quite windy in the north. top stories:
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in the queen's speech, the government has set out a range of measures it hopes to bring into law over the next two years with brexit at the top of the agenda. my ministers are committed to working with parliament, all administrations, businesses and others, to build the widest possible consensus on the country's future outside the european union. mps have been debating the speech in the commons. jeremy corbyn says the government is in chaos. the duke of edinburgh did not attend the ceremony with the queen as she was admitted to hospital last night with an infection, the duke remains in
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good spirits but will stay in hospitalfor a good spirits but will stay in hospital for a second night. cheshire fire service say that one person has been released after a collapsed crane trapped three people in crewe. returning to the queen's speech, in the debate that followed, theresa may said that the government would try to build a wide consensus as bills on "brexit" go through parliament. john peano provides his assessment. brief visit, very brief, long enough for the queen to lead a presence. the setting ever seems to change, but laws passed and stored here for decades, and built to follow the rules of the eu club must go, now, a government weakened by the election is reaching out to other parties and across the country before scrapping
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the law that took britain in and planning a future outside. i think there's a consensus across parties that we are leaving the european union, and there will be discussion about exactly what that means, and so what we have to discuss is how we can achieve consensus on the actual rules that engage, and there is a lot of legislation to get through. a clutch of eight bills make up the legal framework for brexit. the repeal bill ends the authority of eu law, so parliament can replace it. a fisheries bill takes back control of the industry and home waters, and an agriculture bill does the same for farming. there'd be talks with the devolved administrations about who controls what. the international sanctions bill allows britain to impose trade sanctions to tackle money—laundering and terrorist financing outside the eu. the nuclear safeguards bill would make sure the uk meets international agreements and safeguards on nuclear material. and more contentious — a trade bill and a customs bill would help establish a new system of trade deals and customs duties. but trade policy after brexit splits mps and parties, who disagree about whether and when to quit the customs union,
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which means no duties between eu members but bans states who disagree about whether and when to quit the customs union, which means no duties between eu members but bans states from making their own deals outside. it's working pretty damn good just now, why on earth do we want to tinker with this? this is why we have said very clearly, as part of the brexit deal, we must remain within the customs union and within the european single market. well, that's all nonsense, because it's not an either or. we want a good trade deal with the european union, but the jewel in the crown is for us to then also have trade deals with the united states and many of our major trading partners, which would massively increase our trade, increase jobs, increase investment. finally, there's an immigration bill, but how do ministers broker any agreement between those who want to go on welcoming migrant workers, which companies say they need, and the government target to cut net migration to the uk to less than 100,000 a year? it's important to stick to it, because it's what people voted for in the referendum in 2016,
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and politicians are the servants, not the masters of the people. we ought to do what our electorates tell us to do. it'sjust not truthful, you know that you can't make it, theresa may knows that she can't make it, yet they keep promising it. what we have to do is look after the economy, that is what we have to do. when the economy goes south, people lose theirjobs, and if we need people to help keep our economy going, then we'll bring them into the country. the brexit negotiations looked tough before the election. now the government lacks strength in the commons and the authority that goes with it, the talks look tougher still. any final deal could struggle to get approval in parliament — a tough one for the uk could fail altogether. it's an historic moment for britain. as for what lies beyond, just now that anyone's guess. john pienaar, bbc news, westminster. a little earlier, my colleague, simon mccoy, has been speaking to the foreign secretary, boris johnson. simon started by asking whether theresa may still had enough support from her mps to stay as
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prime minister. what was so striking about the debate was everyone said, labour said there was nothing much in the queen's speech, first of all, great opportunity to get brexit done right, a lot of work to be done, and then a huge number of measures will improve the economy, to take the country forward. the challenge for labour and the people who oppose the government, when you look at things like tackling domestic violence, infrastructure programmes, measures to tackle fee is that people are renting properties have to pay, do you really want to oppose that stuff? you have just listed the only things that were announced today, what about those which were not? there was a lot more, there were measures to put the uk in the lead on green vehicles, electric vehicles, space flights... you have mentioned space before in one of these. we did not do as well in the
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election as we wanted to or hoped to do, everybody understands that. the fa ct do, everybody understands that. the fact is, we are 56 seats ahead of the nearest party, labour, so we have a duty to go on, theresa may has a duty, which she takes very seriously, to go on and try to deliver the priorities of the people. those are, getting a great brexit deal, all the opportunities for global free brexit deal, all the opportunities for globalfree trade brexit deal, all the opportunities for global free trade and all the rest of it, plus taking forward the economic proposals that we need to strengthen this country's position. to say nothing of the counterterrorism measures announced as well. she is looking ahead, does she need to look around and look at what is going on behind her back? what is going on? of course, of course people will want to talk
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about this sort of stuff but genuinely, two points, there is no appetite whatsoever in the governing party in the conservative party for any thing like that, we wantjust to get on... you have not got a team together looking at the possibility? secondly, no appetite in the tory party, or indeed in the country, and it is the country that really matters. let's face it, we have had the general election in 2015, the referendum, 2016, then we had brenda from bristol, another election, i think people have had it with political shanna —— she and alnwick and is, they will look at the queen's speech fairly, they will see things they like and that are interesting. —— shenanigans. things they like and that are interesting. -- shenanigans. the problem is, you have four, in terms of getting a team together, getting ready to mount a leadership it, did not work the last time, and when you
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talk about the country, are you talking about a country where you go to the pub on a saturday night and so you might meet michael fallon, what is going on? talk to any of us in the tory party, we are united in getting through this period, getting a great queen's speech bill, getting a great queen's speech bill, getting a great queen's speech bill, getting a great queen's speech through, trying to get the bills forward. the question is, really, for labour, when they look at this stuff, what is it that they don't like? i'll give you an example. there is a bill we are bringing in, measures we are bringing into tackle whiplash injuries, huge spike in the claims for whiplash, i don't know if you've studied this, it has massively increased. i don't know whether you had to get car insurance for your kids, but it is unbelievably expensive. the reason it's unbelievably expensive, this might
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be interesting for viewers, the reason it's unbelievably expensive is because is because all these bogus claims for whiplash. hang on... this affects a minuscule number of people. people who get motors car insurance? what about. . . ? are you saying a minuscule number of... people out there are not losing sleep over their car insurance, they are losing sleep because the dementia tax, issues over social care, issues over housing... ! you are in election mode... people were saying, austerity is an issue. on housing, let's see what labour says about our plans to cap deposits for tenant ‘s, to make sure that letting agents do not continue to charge unnecessary
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fees running into hundreds of pounds. that is a progressive measure, it will help people with the cost of a rental accommodation, it is the right thing to do for the country. the challenge for labour, will they back it, will they back the huge housing programme that sajid javid is bringing forward, to build 500,000,1 sajid javid is bringing forward, to build 500,000, 1 million new homes, and then another 500,000 thereafter? are they on for that, are they really on for it? if so, they should get behind this queen's speech. would you like to be prime minister? i want theresa may to get on with thejob, to be supported in her work. and by the way, that is the kind of lively... shouting that is a partial answer to your question, we face today a very different political climate from the one a few years ago. we now have a
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lot of argy—bargy. one a few years ago. we now have a lot of argy-bargy. shouting i've got one supporter. laughter ifi i've got one supporter. laughter if i may say so, a lot of people, who, i think, if i may say so, a lot of people, who, ithink, are if i may say so, a lot of people, who, i think, are being egged on, whipped on, whipped up by momentum, activists, to take a very direct approach. it is great in some ways but the abuse and the name—calling, ican take but the abuse and the name—calling, i can take it, i love it... you have done a bit of it yourself! all this kind of thing, it is slightly turning people off politics. i've got to let you go, before i do, what is the naughtiest thing you have ever done? it would be invidious as between the various naughty things that i have ever done to nominate
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any particular one and now is certainly not the moment to do it. nice try, boris. good luck with that one. today, the first funeral for one of those killed in the grenfell tower fire took place. mohammad alhajali was a 23—year—old syrian refugee. in a statement, his family said he loved london and loved the people he met in the city. meanwhile, in parliament, theresa may apologised for failures by national and local government in responding to the tragedy. elaine dunkley reports. v0|ceover: they came to say farewell. allah hu akbar. mohammad alhajali's family arrived from war—torn syria... allah hu akbar. ..to bury their son in a country where he came to seek refuge. asalaam aleichem... he was a loving and caring person, always showing support and solidarity with his friends and family stuck back in syria. he never forgot to tell us how much he loved us. his very last words to us were how much he missed us. he lived on the 14th floor
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of the tower with his brother 0mar. as fire crews tried to evacuate the building, they became separated, his brother spoke to us days after his death. i called them and said, where are you? he said, i am in the flat. i said, why didn't you come outside, i thought you were with us outside? he said, why you left me? mohammad alhajali was studying civil engineering with the hope of one day returning to syria to help rebuild his country, a dream which, like so many others, ended on that horrific night in grenfell tower. mohammad was living in a war is on, and it is terrible, leaving the brutality of assad and isis, and he came here to seek safety, he thought he was safe,
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we thought he was safe, and he ended up in a very tragic event, so it will take us a very long time to go through this. today this apology from the prime minister. people were left without belongings, without rooms over their heads, without even basic information about what had happened, what they should do and where they could sit help. that was a failure of the state, local and national, to help people when they needed it most. as prime minister, i apologise for that failure. as mourners walked with mohammad to its final resting place, families of the grand old victims say they will not rest, as mourners walked with mohammad to its final resting place, families of the grenfell victims say they will not rest, and there will be no peace until there is justice. studio: top stories: in the queen's
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speech, the government has set out a range of measures it hopes to bring into law over the next two years, with brexit at the top of the agenda. mps have been debating the speech in the house of commons, the prime minister saying how government can tackle the challenges the country faces, while jeremy corbyn has said the government is in chaos. the duke of edinburgh did not attend the ceremony with the queen, he was admitted to hospital last night with an infection. it remains in good spirits but will stay in hospital for a second night. cheshire fire service says one person has been released after a collapsed crane trapped three people in crewe the final update on the markets for you, the ftse and the dax, both down, around a third of a point, in europe, and 15 minutes to closing, bell in the states, nasdaq is up, and the dow down ever so slightly. doctors say three quarters of baby
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stillborn or suffering brain damage during birth could have had a different outcome if they had received better care. the royal college of obstreticians and gynaecologists looked at more than 700 cases in 2015. the uk has the second worst infant mortality rate in western europe. the only country with a higher rate is malta. our social affairs correspondent michael buchanan reports. we are not comparing her to maddy, but we will always wonder, we never saw her with open eyes. these parents never met her older sister, —— ellie and alfie never met their older sibling. katie went to hospital for a planned induction. when she got there, the labour ward was full,
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and she was put in a side room. they checked and said i was about two centimetres but they had to wait for a bed to become available, and no bed became available until we found out that madison passed away. staff at the hospital would not break katie's waters in the side room, saying there was a risk of infection. for three days, they promised to find her a bed but didn't. at one point, she was not monitored for 15 hours. by the time a midwife did check, madison was dead. she should now be four years old. she has got a niece about the same age as maddie as well. it is tough for her seeing little mia going to school, her school uniform. we can see madison doing the same thing. the trust has apologised and said practices have changed, but madisonjackson is one of nine avoidable baby deaths at the trust over the period. the health secretary has ordered a review of here, but other hospitals are providing poor care. hundreds of babies could be protected from harm, says the report, if services are improved. it is not a single factor
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that is going to cause a poor outcome, it is an accumulation of factors, and we have to look at the whole picture, you know, in a holistic way, in order to improve care, and that is what we are determined to do. a baby's death leaves an indelible mark. until the nhs fundamentally improves, too many families will experience that burning sense of injustice. michael buchanan, bbc news, powys. studio: tesco has announced it will close a call centre in cardiff with the loss of more than 1000 jobs, a planned reorganisation would see the site close in february next year. the call centre operation will move to dundee, 250 jobs will be created. i asked wales correspondent sian lloyd whether the move was expected. no, this announcement came out of
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the blue, tesco house has been here in cardiff since 1990, it is a call centre but also, i am told, they handle payroll accounts and financial services from here as well. we understand that this was a shock announcement, really, for a lot of people who work here, described by the unions as a devastating blow, notjust for the workforce but also for the wider economy here in south wales. tesco have said that they want to focus customer services operations on their base in dundee in scotland, where they already imply 900 people. they say they will create an extra 250 jobs there. we have had a statement from tesco, chief executive matt davis, has said that the retail sector faces unprecedented challenges, and they have two ensure that they run their business in a sustainable and cost effective way. while still meeting
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the challenging needs of customers who did say this was a difficult decision, they want to support the staff here. the unions now will be entering into a consultation period with the company. this has been described as a devastating blow for the staff. the welsh government were not told about this until 45 minutes before the announcement was made public. since then, the first minister of wales, kenwyne jones, has spoken to matt davis and has said that he expresses concern, calling for generous packages for the staff. —— carwynjones. offering financial help as well, rather the job stayed in wales. the actor daniel day lewis has announced his retirement, turning 60 this year, the only man to have one free best actor oscars. first i intend to sign
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the 13th amendment. lincoln was textbook daniel day lewis. the actor almost disappearing into the character of the president. i am the president of the united states. clothed in immense power. and it achieved something that no one had ever done before. a third best actor oscar. i think daniel day lewis will be remembered as one of the best actors of all time. he's terrific. he invests himself in every role, he goes the extra mile, and you really see the results on the screen. ladies and gentlemen, if i say i am an oilman, you will agree. i am a family man. there will be blood was another oscar winner. but it appears his career is now over. a statement from his spokesman simply says, he will no longer be working as an actor. there's no explanation but it has long been clear he has doubts about fame. and that phrase "invests himself in every role",
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shorthand for an actor who takes the process very seriously. in my left foot, fellow actors said he stayed in character in the wheelchair throughout the shoots. this is fresh meat... he learned butchery for gangs of new york. but increasingly he seemed to prefer the time he spent not acting. whether i like it or not i am a public figure. during certain periods like now. then i disappear, it seems, to people from the outside. i seem to disappear but of course in my experience i do not disappear, i'm just doing other things. there is one final film awaiting release but after that it is thank you and goodbye. david sillito, bbc news. it's official, today was the hottest day injune it's official, today was the hottest day in june for 40 it's official, today was the hottest day injune for 40 years, so hot they relaxed the strict dress code at royal ascot. the tempo to reach over 34 degrees easily beating the previous high of 33.8 degrees in 1976. v0|ceover: midsummer,
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and meditation at the spiritual home of britain's solstice. 13,000 gathered at stonehenge. berkshire was just one of the places to reach 30 degrees today. what do you make of these temperatures? very hot! from birmingham to berkshire, the heat has sapped energy but not ideas for keeping cool — at least according to one pensioner. you just take a few more clothes off, don't you? it gets embarrassing eventually. the met office confirmed that today was the hottestjune day since 1976. in fact, it hit 34.4 degrees. but not everywhere has been sunny today. thunderclap. on this, the longest day.
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duncan kennedy, bbc news, in berkshire. more in store? no, that was the peak, things will get cooler and fresh from here on in. as peaks of heatwaves go, that was quite something, the hottest day of the year so far, hottest june day since 1976, all of that on the summer solstice, longest day of the year. close to 35 degrees in heathrow, west london, 33.5 the final top temperature, some under storms breaking out, certainly some showers and storms breaking out across western scotland, becoming more widespread as we have headed into the evening. a few more thunderstorms tomorrow, and once they clear a way, fresher, more cloud, some rain at times, but also, still some spells of sunshine. back to the here and now, vicious storms, parts of scotland, they will tend to
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ease away, misty and murky for western coastal areas, with low cloud rolling in, cooler and fresher for most, still warm and uncomfortable night across parts of the south—east. tomorrow morning, and showers and storms. further thunderstorms very different feel to what we have had over the last few days, much more comfortable night through tomorrow night, rain begins to work in, and this is the first sign of something quite a lot more unsettled to take us to the weekend, weather front swinging in, behind the westerly wind, cooler, fresher air, friday quite a breezy day generally, windy day in the north, band of rain sinking south and
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fizzling as it goes, fair amount of cloud around. still up to 25 in the south—east, nothing like 35, out towards the north—west. saturday brings an area of low pressure across the north of the british isles, westerly wind, bringing the fresher air isles, westerly wind, bringing the fresherair in our isles, westerly wind, bringing the fresher air in our direction, some shower around, dry weather, fresher air in our direction, some showeraround, dry weather, similar day on sunday, some cloud, brightness, sunshine, we stick with that cooler, fresher feel. summary for the weekend, much fresher, quite breezy, quite windy at times, with a mixture of sunshine and showers. no doubt about it, this heatwave has reached its peak. hello, i'm karin giannone, this is outside source. we start here in the uk. the british government has laid out its plans for brexit my my government's priority is to
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secure the best possible deal as they country leaves the european union. there's changes at the top in saudi arabia. the kingdom's ruler has made his son crown prince — pushing aside his own nephew from the role. us homeland security tells congress russian hackers targeted the election systems of 21 us states during last year's presidential election. we'll be live in washington. and after weeks of scandals and bad press — uber‘s founder has
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