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isunshine and showers. this is bbc news. i am clive myrie. the our top stories: it was a queen's speech with a difference. dressed down and with key pledges from the conservative manifesto missing, the one obvious ingredient was brexit. my ministers are committed to working with parliament in the devolved administration to build the widest possible consensus on the country's future a european union. mps have been debating the speech in the commons. the prime minister said her government could tackle the challenges the country faces a moala jeremy corbyn says the government is in chaos. police have said two men have died
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after a crane collapsed in a building site in crewe and another was airlifted to hospital. the duke of edinburgh is in good spirits but is spending a second night in hospital receiving treatment for infection. the hottest day injune since the summer the hottest day injune since the summer of 1976. there are storms on the way. and coming up on newsnight, the way. and coming up on newsnight, the queen's speech after party, the key questions left over. has the government run out of ideas before it has even got going? and has run its course? —— and has austerity run its course? —— and has austerity run its course? good evening and welcome to bbc news. a host of proposed laws designed to prepare the uk for a smooth and orderly departure from the eu have been announced in the queen's
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speech. it was a legislative programme dominated by brexit. the speech was notable for the absence of major policies which featured in the conservative manifesto. we start with what is in the programme. 27 bills in all, eight of them linked with brexit and a bill to tackle domestic violence in england and wales, and to approve the second half of the high speed two rail network among those left out was the promise to create grammar schools in england. the controversial reforms for social care will go out to consultation. there is no mention of means testing the winter fuel allowa nce. means testing the winter fuel allowance. labour said the programme didn't tackle the crisis in public services. laura kuenssberg explains. nothing normal this time. a sense of occasion but a political year like no other. despite the grandeur though beefeaters still have to get the bus and she for now is still the prime ministerialjack. your first
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and last prime —— prime ministerialjack. your first and last prime -- queen's speech, prime minister? the music and the marching still happened, yet with the election held in a hurry no time for the queens courses to practise. so the royal bentley had to do. —— horses. the queen arriving for the 64th time. her son, not the queen arriving for the 64th time. herson, not her the queen arriving for the 64th time. her son, not her husband, alongside. yeah, get your skates on. laughter after all, with royal ascot on, this was not the queens only business of the day. but she 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
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country the best possible deal as the cou ntry leaves the best possible deal as the country leaves the european union. my 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 @ the european union. brexit the priority but a promise the government will work more closely with rivals as well as supporters —— outside the european union. 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 that the united kingdom makes a success. at grammar schools column, plans to change pension benefits gone, the government social ca re benefits gone, the government social care idea gone, controversial tory ma nifesto care idea gone, controversial tory manifesto ideas have simply disappeared. this isn't just westminster‘s big day out. for the prime minister, a vital occasion to
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try to reassert herself. prime minister, a vital occasion to try to reassert herselflj prime minister, a vital occasion to try to reassert herself. i call the prime minister. knowing that as the power balance around here is transformed, so must sheet. the election also showed that as it faces the challenges of our future, our country is divided, red versus blue, young versus old, lee versus remain. as i said last week that has for all of us is whether to reflect divisions or help the country ove rco m e 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. park and energised labour will use every trick instead to make political trouble —— —— butan trick instead to make political trouble —— —— but an energised. people chose hope over fear and they sent an uncritical message that
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austerity must be brought to an end. we area austerity must be brought to an end. we are a government in waiting with a policy programme... —— an unequivocal. with a policy programme that ensues 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 theresa may can't put forward a queen's speech based on her manifesto, how can she negotiate wrecks at? this queen's speech lacked content, no attempt to tackle underfunding in schools, hospitals and the police, and the pm is lacking vision in where she wants to take the country. the speech was emptied of theresa may's ambitions, they disappeared with her majority. what remains is the biggest task of all, getting brexit through parliament. before any of that can
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begin the prime minister must the —— must show 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 protest outside parliament. we need you out of the way now. but in or out, resistance to the weakened prime minister could come from all directions. two men have died after a crane collapsed at a building site in crewe in cheshire. police were called to the site where they found three people trapped. one man who is believed to be the crane driver was taken to hospital by ambulance. his condition isn't known. today the first funeral for one of those killed in the grenfell tower
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fire took place. mohammed alhajali was a 23—year—old syrian refugee and he said —— is family said in a statement he loved england. elaine dunkley reports. they came to say farewell. mohammed alhajali was buried in a country where he came to seek refuge. he was a love and caring person always showing support and solidarity with his friends and family stuck back in syria. he never forgot his friends and family stuck back in syria. he neverforgot to 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. words to us were how much he missed
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us. muhamed lived on the 14th floor of g re nfell tower us. muhamed lived on the 14th floor of grenfell tower with his brother, omar. as fire crews tried to evacuate the building, they became separated. his brother spoke to us days after his death. separated. his brother spoke to us days after his deathlj separated. his brother spoke to us days after his death. i called him and said, where are you, and he said iam in and said, where are you, and he said i am in the flat. i said, why didn't you come outside, he said, no one broadening outside. he said, why did you leave me? muhamed ajar and broadening outside. he said, why did you leave me? muhamed a jar and was studying civil engineering. he added cream of returning to his country. they dream which ended on that horrific night in grenfell tower. he was living in a war zone. this is terrible. you have the brutality of assad and the terror of isis and he came here seeking safety. he thought he was safe. he ended up in a very tragic event. it will take us a long time to go through this ordeal. as
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well as funerals, the families will also have to endure inquests. today the death of five victims explained and recorded, the koran are visibly shaken by this family, he said he couldn't imagine the agony —— coroner. there was this apology from the prime minister. the support on the prime minister. the support on the ground for families the prime minister. the support on the ground forfamilies in the prime minister. the support on the ground for families in the initial hours was not good enough. people were left without belongings, without a roof over their head, without a roof over their head, without basic information about what they should do and where they could seek 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. for those displaced by the fire there was also a promise that 68 flats purchased in this new development in kensington will be used as social housing. at last, for those who have lost so much, an apology and action. buckingham palace says the duke of
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edinburgh will remain in hospital overnight, although he is in good spirits. prince philip, who is 96, was admitted yesterday evening in what the palace described as a precautionary measure. the royal correspondent nicholas witchell is at the king edward vii hospital in west london and send this update. i don't think anyone thinks it is a serious health incident. no one expects the duke to be in hospital for more than a couple of nights. he was admitted last night on the road from windsor as a precautionary measure for the treatment of an infection linked to a pre—existing condition. that is thought to be a reference to 2012 when he was twice admitted for the treatment of a bladder infection. that was successful. the following year he had abdominal surgery. he recovered after a couple of months and in recent times his health as being good. however, he is 96 now. he is
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stepping back from public life. today he has been in good spirits. the fact the queen carried on with the programme at royal ascot, indicates there is no cause for concern. let's have a look at some of the other top stories. the prince of wales has visited the scene of monday's terror attack outside a mosque in north london. police are questioning a man held in connection with the attack in which a van was driven at worshippers. prince charles has sent a message from the queen, sharing thoughts and prayers with the victims. tesco is closing customer service centre in cardiff with the loss of 1100 jobs. the supermarket chain blamed the unprecedented challenges it was facing. tesco said 250 extra posts would be created at the other centre in dundee. the union described the move as devastating for the staff involved. the founder of the online taxi company uber travis callan it
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resigned as chief executive. the company has faced allegations of harassment and corporate misconduct. he said in a statement he in greet with investor request to step down because he didn't want to be a distraction —— he agreed. it is official that today was the hottest day in a0 years injune, so hottest day in a0 years injune, so hot they relaxed the street dress code at royal ascot whether temperatures were reached —— reached well over 3a celsius. here is duncan kennedy. mid—summerand mid—summer and meditation at the spiritual home of britain's solstice. 13,000 gathered at stonehenge. berkshire was just 13,000 gathered at stonehenge. berkshire wasjust one 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
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ideas for keeping cool. at least according to one pensioner. you just ta kes a according to one pensioner. you just takes a more clothes off, don't you? it gets embarrassing eventually. the met office confirmed that today was the hottest june met office confirmed that today was the hottestjune day since 1976. in fa ct, the hottestjune day since 1976. in fact, it hit 3a.a degrees. not everywhere was sunny today. this was newcastle. there was also rein in scotland. in southern areas, keeping cool scotland. in southern areas, keeping cool, not dry, has been the priority on this, the longest day. the headlines: it isjust the headlines: it is just after 11:15pm. the government has set out a range of measures to bring into law with brexit at the top of the agenda. mps have debated the speech in the commons. the prime minister said her
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government could tackle the challenges the country faces. jeremy corbyn says the government is in chaos. in the last minutes police have said two men have been killed after a crane collapsed at a building site in crewe and another was airlifted to hospital. the duke of edinburgh is in good spirits but is spending a second night in hospital where he is receiving treatment for infection. beaudesert. you are up—to—date. now it is it is time for newsnight. —— thatis it is it is time for newsnight. —— that is it. ever wish you were somewhere else? somewhere less sticky? old traditions normally offer reassurance that life goes on and everything will be all right. on this occasion, perhaps, not so much. politics is anything but normal, and britain has one a big challenge. ——

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