rates have been at a record low of 0.25% since august 2016, when they were lowered amid signs of a slowdown following the brexit vote. mr haldane‘s comments signal a split among the bank's eight policymakers, three of whom voted to increase rates last week. the founder of the online taxi firm uber, travis kalanick, has resigned as chief executive. the company has faced allegations of harassment, discrimination and corporate misconduct. in a statement, mr kalanick said he'd agreed to investors‘ requests to step down because he didn't want to be a distraction. king salman of saudi arabia has redrawn the kingdom's line of succession, replacing his nephew with his son as heir to the throne. mohammed bin salman has been driving major reforms of the country's economic and energy policies and has overseen saudi arabia's war in yemen. our world editor, john simpson, has this assessment of the significance of today's appointment. prince mohammed's promotion was
anows continue r nounsed on saudi television this morning. it wasn't a huge surprise. he has been groomed for the number two position for at least the last couple of years. in saudi arabia, politics is the royal family and the young, pushy prince mohammed, on the left here, did the polite thing and showed respect to his much owner cousin, prince mohammed bin nayef on the right who he is replacing. he will become king at some point. he is trying to liberalise some aspects of saudi life but critics of the government say he's increasing the repression in the country. last year, he approved the execution of a leading hoeite cleric, which led to big demonstrations in shi'ite dominated iran and even greater tension in saudi arabia between the hoeites and the majority sunni muslims. prince mohammed is inclined to do things on
the spur—of—the—moment. as defence minister he was accused of rashness. ness. two years ago he launched the saudi war on rebels in yemen, telling the saudi king it'd be over quickly, it's still going on. that's deepened the angry rivalry with iran, which supports the rebels there. the fears of an open confrontation are growing and prince mohammed has been behind the effort to isolate the gulf state of qatar for being a bit too independent and for getting too close to iran. he's not in a position yet to go to war with iran. what he will do is just have wars by proxy and also try to enlist either israel or the united states in potential volatile situation with iran. very nice people. prince mohammed has an enthusiastic friend in president trump. by all accounts, the prince sees himself as a younger version of donald trump, a businessman who runs
a hugely wealthy country. he's somebody who cultivated the american trump administration very intensely and personally with visits there. the americans seem to like what he's proposing. for now, his biggest problem is the war he started in yemen. it's expensive. it's attracted strong accusations of war crimes and all his weaponry from britain and elsewhere isn't enough to win. his firstjob will be to stop the war. john simpson, bbc news. today's been the hottestjune day in the uk since 1976. the record was achieved at london's heathrow airport this afternoon, where the temperature reached 34.5 celsius. it's also the fifth consecutive day when temperatures across the uk have been above 30 degrees, making it the hottest prolonged spell injune since that summer of 1976 when britain suffered a drought.
our correspondent, duncan kennedy, reports. the breathtaking beauty of the perfect summer solstice, celebrated today at stonehenge with meditation and anticipation of the longest day ahead. by mid morning, at the emmbrook court shelter in berkshire, it'd had already reached 30 degrees. what do you make of these temperatures? very hot. too hot? too hot, yes. but others here were following the advice of nhs england to avoid the heat, if not the humour. yeah, i can cope with it, yeah. i mean, you just take a few more clothes off, don't you? it gets embarrassing, eventually! the met office confirmed today has been the hottest june day since 1976. that long, languid cauldron of heat where temperatures peaked at 33.8 degrees. today, it hit 34.5 degrees
at heathrow airport, but it certainly wasn't sunny everywhere. this was newcastle. there was also rain in scotland. and it was wet at the start of glastonbury, but not in the usual way, and so far without the mud, all courtesy of the localfire brigade. in reading, pet owners were also keeping an eye on hydration. whilst in london, they flocked to tooting for a mass cool down. the summer solstice of 2017, one to remember and one for the record books. duncan kennedy, bbc news. newsnight is coming up on bbc two. here's evan davis. tonight, the queen's speech after party. some of the key questions left over today. has the government run out of ideas before it's even got going?
has austerity run its course? join me now on bbc two. that's evan on bbc two right now. here on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. have a good night. good evening. i'm asad ahmad. a few surprises in the lions team to ta ke a few surprises in the lions team to take on the all blacks in the first test, irishman peter 0 mahony gets the captain ‘s arms ban. england
hammer south africa at the start of the t20. -- hammer south africa at the start of the t20. —— captain ‘s armband. starting with the news that british by starting with the news that british rugby fans have been waiting for, the lions team to face the all blacks in the first test on saturday, peter 0 mahony captains the side instead of sam warburton, a few surprise inclusions and omissions. welcome to auckland, we are here atop the sky tower in the city centre, overlooking the town, quite a murky day but somewhere out there, eden park, that
is where the lions will take on the all blacks later. —— sky tower. they have named the team today, the starting 15, one or two surprises for warren gatland in the starting 15, particularly in the backline, liam williams, third full—back —— preferred as full—back to leigh halfpenny, not many will have expected that. we didn't think —— elliot daly ahead of george north, elliott daly ahead of george north, george north not even in the squad. casey line—up. warren gatland to do his word that a good performance against the chiefs could be rewarded with a test shirt. jonny sexton out, warren gatland has made a because in the second row, mauro zarate, rate forfrom them, but the second row, mauro zarate, rate for from them, but no, the second row, mauro zarate, rate forfrom them, but no, alun the second row, mauro zarate, rate for from them, but no, alun wyn jones. —— mauro zarate. —— maro itoje. not even starting for ireland
at the beginning of the six nations, 110w at the beginning of the six nations, now he is about to lead them. the all blacks have not lost at eden park since 1994. we will see soon if they have what it takes to beat the all blacks. katie russell can from auckland. the all blacks team to face the lions has also been announced, kieran read ca pta i ns has also been announced, kieran read captains the side, expected to win his 90th cap for the world champions, rico gear amy ryan is julius array —— julian survey. 0ne more spot to be filled in the squad, head coach choosing between aaron cruden and limits at the lava. —— rico gear only. —— rieko ioane. south africa made 142 for three, england lost only one wicket in the
chase. england won with 33 balls to spare. v0|ceover: both sides looking to get over their champions trophy disappointment, south africa winning the toss and choosing to bat, dream start for england, as david willey sent jj smarts back start for england, as david willey sentjj smarts back in start for england, as david willey sent jj smarts back in with this first delivery of the evening. the tourist other opener was removed, hendrix on his way. just one more wicket fell, two south africans hit out, ab de villiers, skipper, making a half—century, good fielding had restricted the south african advance, now the turn of the backspin. alex hales first to strike out. dropped for the champions trophy semifinal defeat, a man with a point to prove, 28 before he departed. in came his semifinal replacement, jonny bairstow. south africa began to sink. england ca ntered africa began to sink. england cantered home, africa began to sink. england ca ntered home, rattling africa began to sink. england cantered home, rattling the runs out
at more than ten and over. already proving a tough summer for south africa. —— ten an over. proving a tough summer for south africa. -- ten an over. very important, so lucky that we play so $0011 important, so lucky that we play so soon after a disappointment, we learned a lot from that tournament, a long way to go in the lead up to the world cup but we are on the right path. certainly believe a lot within ourselves, can back that up within ourselves, can back that up with a performance. lovely evening at the rose bowl. it has been a mixed week for british tennis, andy murray's defeat at queens yesterday one of five for the men and now amy brodie loss at birmingham means only joanna conti is left, she was beaten in straight sets by the two time when berlin champion petra kvitova, continuing her comeback after being injured ina continuing her comeback after being injured in a knife attack. —— johanna konta. naomi broady has had every reason to smile this week, one of the biggest winston the first
round on her favourite of the biggest winston the first round on herfavourite surface, and a spot at wimbledon confirmed this morning, a win over a two—time wimbledon champion could keep her grinning all the rest of the year. sadly for naomi broady, petra kvitova is quite handy. experience and expertise were apparent. four straight games and the first set was gone, straight games and the first set was o straight games and the first set was gone, so too was that chirpy demeanour, in its place, frustrated figure, as petra kvitova continued a torrid afternoon. finesse at the net 01’ power torrid afternoon. finesse at the net or powerfrom torrid afternoon. finesse at the net or power from the baseline, it was not bad for a player who did not even know if she would be fit for the grass court season. 6—2, 6—2 it finished, ominously imperious showing from the left—hander, sometimes all you can do is hold your hands up and smile when your opponent plays that well. studio: another upset at queens, yesterday all three top seeds including andy murray were knocked out in the first round, today, fifth seed jo—wilfried tsonga joined them, beaten by his
luxembourg opponent, 6—4, 6—4 the score there. for the first time in seven years, novak djokovic will play a grass court tournament in the build—up, playing at eastbourne, for the first time next week, after accepting a wild card, the serbian is down to number four accepting a wild card, the serbian is down to numberfour in accepting a wild card, the serbian is down to number four in the world, has not won a grand slam since last yea r‘s has not won a grand slam since last year's french has not won a grand slam since last yea r‘s french open. has not won a grand slam since last year's french open. one of the big stories from last year ‘s wimbledon was the run of marcus willis, coming through six matches in qualifying, ended up playing roger federer on centre court. he has been handed a wild card into this year ‘s qualifying, heather watson and laura robson also have wild cards for the main draw. nine /4 favourite highland reel has won the prince of wales sta kes highland reel has won the prince of wales stakes at royal ascot, the queen arrived in time to see it, having recently made her —— having previously made her speech at parliament. first win at this year
‘s meeting, decorated night was second, ulysses came third. portugal have beaten russia 1—0 in moscow in groupa of have beaten russia 1—0 in moscow in group a of the confederations cup, portugal insisted cristiano ronaldo was concentrating on the match despite having yesterday received a court date for tax evasion charges, that appeared to be the case when he scored after only eight minutes. several more chances to score but it remained 1—0. mexico kicked off against new zealand in the other fixture of the day, they are out of the tournament, throwing away a 1—0 lead to lose 2—1 to mexico, who have now lost just once in lead to lose 2—1 to mexico, who have now lostjust once in the last 24 competitive matches. that is all from sportsday. now coming up, the newspapers. welcome to the look ahead to what
the newspapers will be bringing us tomorrow, joining me, lynn davidson, whitehall correspondent at the sun, and news editor of the financial times, peter spiegel. did you enjoy the queen's speech? as always. what else could you do but enjoy the queen's speech. labour and the liberal democrats could look to derail the prime minster‘s "brexit" lines in the lords. the times also leads with the process of britain's departure from the eu, scotland and the lords could block "brexit" legislation. the queen's speech described as a clearing of the decks for the prime minister ahead of the brexit talks. the express leads on the health of the duke of edinburgh, as the queen attends the ceremony at