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jane: welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. for the first time since britain voted to leave the european union, outgoing prime minister david cameron spoke to parliament about the referendum results. he said it was up to britain alone to choose when to begin the formal process of breaking co, isth the eu privileged to his successor. tonight we will have complete coverage beginning with the bbc political editor. laura: regrets -- might he have a few? after a referendum he never thought he would lose come on the way to give a statement you never thought he would have to make. david cameron will not make many more juries like this -- journeys like this. but one of his last statements coincided with the first day of
a labour mp, with that party in total turmoil. pm cameron: let me welcome the new member to her place. i would advise her to keep her mobile phone on. she might be in the shadow cabinet before the end of the day. [laughter] pm cameron: and i thought i was having a bad day. laura: but what has happened really isn't a laughing matter. pm cameron: the bush people ever voted to leave the european union. it was not the result i wanted nor the outcome i believe is best for the country i love. there can be no doubt about the result. i don't take back what i said about the risks. it is going to be difficult. the covenantd agrees this morning that the decision must be accepted and the process of implementing the decision in the best possible way must begin. laura: but formal talks fully start when he has been replaced. he condemned the apparent rise in racist abuse since the
results and urged the country to come together after the bitter campaign. pm cameron: i believe we should hold fast to a version of britain that wants to be respected abroad, tolerant at home, engaged in the world, and working with our international partners to advance the prosperity and security of our nation for generations to come. i have fought for these things every day of my political life and i will continue to do so and i commend the statement of the house. the labor leader commodity pressure himself, condemned the campaign. >> it is the issue of trust and the tenor in the referendum campaign was disheartening. weretruths and untruths told, many of which key leave figures spent the weekend distancing themselves from. laura: with scottish voters having chosen to stay in, the snp warned they will put up with the results. >> we will stay a european
country and if that means we have to have an independent referendum to protect scotland, so be it. laura: boris johnson didn't show. there was, though comes operating of the victory, but concern, too. >> borders of the united kingdom have demonstrated the value of the great principle, the principle of democracy for which people fought and died. >> he is leaving a dangerous political vacuum. can i urge him to look at a much broader arrangement to build a wider consensus? laura: the referendum has changed everything for the tories. once the heir apparent, george osborne almost found it hard to meet the eye eye. >> i fully accept the results and will do everything i can to make it work for britain. there are concerns about the future of the conservative party and i will address my role in
that in the coming days. laura: the comments are not much of a guide to what will happen next. it is the next prime minister's priority levels of the terms. the tories must now decide who will make it to number 10. could this relatively new face be the one? >> this is a just about party unity now. it is about national unity. laura: the race to downing street is certainly on. the home secretary is almost certain to want this to be her new home. one of those who persuaded yo won't run. boris johnson, right now the favorite, is a long way to go. >> it is clear that project fear is over. laura: but project "were not quite sure what's next" is underway. the next prime minister will move in here by september second. who that will be is not the biggest question we face.
today german chancellor angela merkel held crisis talks with france's president anytime prime minister. our europe editor reports from berlin. reporter: the weight of recent european history hangs heavy in berlin. twonders for every look of world wars, brutal cold one and a pledge never again, thanks in large part to the european union. it is because of its turbulent recent history that germany has been a passionate member of the eu right from the start. it is about far more than trade, for germany and many other countries, peace, security, and weighty symbolism go to the heart of the european project. they don't intend to give up on it. berlin, along with the rest of europe, went into a spin on friday after the u.k. voted to leave. there were talks other eu
countries could follow with their own referendums. damage limitation was angela merkel's priority number one, and so the french and italian leaders came to town. to say, saidont the wood was, britain -- a sad though it was from a bridge and should start talks as soon as possible. there would be no informal talks with britain about a future trade agreement. the french president one of economic and political consequences if the u.k. drags its feet. but, he insisted -- europe ishollande: europe, europe is strong, europe is solid. europe is a project that needs to continue even you needs a few changes. reporter: the meeting in berlin between the leaders of germany, france, and italy was as much about image as content. the photo of an intentional signal that at its core the eu remains united in purpose and unflustered by the british vote.
but of course, they are concerned. as are their allies. the u.s. secretary of state flew to brussels in london today. secretary kerry: i personally will regret that britain is not going to be at the table when there is a u.s.-eu dialogue, but i have no doubt that britain will be with us and critically involved with us on every single issue. so all aboard for a new eu and the u.k. that stands outside it, with a warning. exact course as yet unknown. , the financial followed from thursday's vote continues to spread. the pound has fallen to a 30-year low against the dollar and a 2 ratings agencies have downgraded the u.k.'s aaa credit rating could brief time ago i
spoke with the former vice chairman of goldman sachs international, who spoke to me from new york. thank you very much for joining me. we have already seen enormous turmoil in global markets, billions wiped off the value of some banks. what do you think is going to be the long-term impact of this? robert: if in fact it takes a long time for britain and the eu to work out an agreement, that will prolong the uncertainty, prolonged uncertainty in the u.k., prolonged uncertainty in europe. that could have an effect on slowing down investment and growth in general. the second and broader point is that i think the brexit vote will be seen by historians as an inflection point in the overall process of globalization. we have begun to see a commitment to globalization friday over the last several years -- a commitment to globalization fray over the last several years as people are concerned about immigration and
trade and foreign competition and the fact that globalization benefits certain groups and not others, and that governments perhaps don't hear them, aren't listening to their concerns about globalization, about technology, about immigration. jane: what, then, could be the impact here in the u.s.? treasury secretary jack lew says he doesn't think it has the makings of another financial crisis. nevertheless, growth year hasn't been that strong. robert: i think jack lew is right. there is no reason to believe this means any financial crisis, because many of our financial institutions are in a much stronger position. indeed, almost all of them are in a much stronger position today than they were several years ago could the broader point for the united states is that we have a great stay in the global economic system. we also have very strong groups internally in this country that would like estrogen away from global economic leadership, turn away from trade leadership, turn away from playing an active role
in moving the global economy forward. those groups come if they prevail, i think will diminish american leadership. they want to focus on events at home, which is important, but the global economy has a big effect on our own economy, as a dozen other countries economies. if we give up that leadership or turn inward, it will not help our economy. it will hurt. jane: so much of this has to do with politics and so much political uncertainty at the moment. what can be done to restore economic stability? robert: i think it is very important that political leaders try to help people who do not feel that they benefited from globalization or from productivity improvements or from technology to do better, to feel more included, to listen to those people. if they feel more confident about their own lives, they will feel more confident about the global economy.
of course and we also have to work with the u.k. and with europe and other countries to make sure that the global economic system works welcome works effectively, and that is now in jeopardy. jane: thank you very much indeed for joining me. robert: thank you, thanks having me. british you have heard, politicians have condemned incidents of abuse and hatred directed at immigrants since the referendum results. on alertve been placed for any rise in hate crime, as our special correspondent reports from leeds. reporter: immigration -- for decades it has shaped this part of leads. but right now the latest to arrive, the eastern europeans, are facing a test like never before. >> why you still here, why not coming back to your own country? reporter: he is from latvia and says every day after the referendum he has faced abuse. do you feel under threat? >> at the moment, yes.
very simple. reporter: when people shout that at you to get out, what do you say? >> why should i get out? reporter: and there is tension. >> this is my street. we have more remaining, polish people here before. reporter: consider this second-generation immigrant get frustrated and europeans arriving in the place he calls home. >> i work here, i'm paying the way to get my way here. i'm in a situation and i can see what is coming up. reporter: immigration, was that a big issue? >> yeah, yeah. reporter: you wanted to stop? >> i want it to stop. reporter: he voted out after use of concern over immigration. it is so much. reporter: you want the migrants
to go home now? >> i want them to go home as soon as possible, really. go back to where they come from. reporter: after the brexit wrote? >> yeah. reporter: it is important to put this in perspective. we are for dozens of cases of european migrants facing abuse. but this is a sensitive time. many people in places like this are worried about what happens next. eu migrants have been told they have a right to stay. but that message isn't getting through to everyone. she left lithuania four months ago, single parent looking for work. >> it is going to be different. we are all guessing what is next. everyone was really scared. reporter: and then we find the least. > i'm a nationalist -- and then we find lee. >> i'm a nationalist. reporter: proud to call himself a fascist and wanting to talk.
>> take your country back. it is not racism. too're just coming across much. reporter: once that vote happened. >> a sense of relief. reporter: a relief from the brexit vote? >> yes>>. reporter: there are two voices and fear of uncertainty of what might come. jane: you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come on tonight's program, is rio ready to host the olympic games? he will check in with one of those calling the shots. -- we will check in with one of those calling the shots. spain's acting prime minister says he hopes to form a government with broad support from his rivals. people's partye gained ground in sunday's general election but felt some way short of the majority. this report from madrid. in sixr: 2 election wins
months. it is no wonder the popular party is celebrating. voters greeting their leader as a hero. even the party even increased its share of the vote -- the party even increased its share of the vote but failed to win a majority again. the popular party are entering their history -- enjoying their history. despite all of this excitement, it is far from over. the party still has to form a government and that is going to be very hard. before the vote come all the attention was focused here. it ran on protests against austerity and corruption. when a staggering 20% of the last ballot. they couldn't boost that. perhaps people were wary of risk
after the u.k. vote to leave the eu. -- it should spain's fragile economy. fore are going to fight europe where social rights are a reality and obviously, we are for europe and for the people in europe. reporter: in the end, the message proved most persuasive. it urged continuity and a safe pair of hands. no use unless the party can form a government. and so the context negotiations begin. -- complex negotiations begin. jane: today the supreme court made a major ruling regarding abortion rights in the united states. it struck down a texas law imposing stricter regulations on abortion doctors and facilities.
the decision comes as deep divisions have been revealed in many states. oklahoma will open its first new abortion clinic in more than three decades. name of the father, son, holy spirit, amen. reporter: outside his abortion clinic in wichita, kansas, protesters are praying for the women going inside to change their minds. >> amen. i trying to stop women or men who may be bringing women in or friends from bringing them in from telling their babies because i think every baby has a right to life. reporter: as well as handing out leaflets, i noticed they were taking them car license plates of women as they entered and left. what are you writing them now? >> we try to keep track of who has come in and who is left. sometimes it is just service people. sometimes we notice of the woman came in and maybe she had made the decision. tactics might be
questionable but today's protesters are peaceful. it hasn't always been like this. after years of threats, george tiller, a doctor who performed late-term abortions here, was shot dead in 2009. >> when i look at what happened to my former boss, dr. tiller, the fact that he was assassinated point blank in his church, i know the risk is real. one of our procedure rooms -- reporter: but for julie, it is a risk worth taking. seven years on from her friend's death, she is opening the first clinic in your by oklahoma since the 1970's. >> this is important work, and if people don't have their freedom and that means freedom to access reproductive health carefully, nothing else is really worth working for. this abortion clinic will be the third in the state but services here is limited. many women are forced to travel elsewhere.
>> i had to travel eight hours in order to have the procedure done that i was wanting. asked not27-year-old to be identified. she went to colorado for her abortion. out, justver found with employers from any employer , there ared out definitely employers who are not employ me because i had an abortion. acthere does every sinful begin? reporter: that's wrong sentiment reflects a wider view. a faith leader who recently supported a law to make abortion illegal in oklahoma -- the bill was voted through but later vetoed by the state's governor. it's supporters say they won't give up. >> the reality says the very first unalienable right guaranteed in the declaration of independence is the right to life that no one can be deprived of their life arbitrarily without due process.
there is not a more innocent person on the planet and a baby, especially a baby that is still within the womb. reporter: a religiously conservative states across the country, lost restrict access to abortion continued to be passed and challenged in the courts. more than 40 years since abortion was made illegal in america, it continues to divide this nation. jane: there are less than 40 days to go until the summer olympics get underway in rio de janeiro. right now the focus seems to be everywhere but on the games themselves. from zika fears to the country's economic woes, these olympic separate overshadowed by a series of events. sidney leavy is the ceo of the games and try to make a short time ago. thank you very much indeed for joining. are you concerned that people may stay away? sidney: i'm not concerned.
the mosquitoes die in the winter. it just started in rio. we measure that and in the winter months there is no mosquitoes whatsoever. i do have today 4000 people working for me in t-shirts come in the parks commission the beaches. there is not a civil case of zika. not a single case. jane: but hasn't the damage already been done? people are frightened. sidney: but it is wrong, i really think it is wrong. there is no reason for that. temperature university did a study and the chest dash cam which university -- cambridge university did a study and the chance of you getting zika in the winter is one in one million. todayance of getting zika is further in rio. it is summer. jane: you know have another crisis, that euro don't testing laboratories have been -- your own dope testing laboratories
have been suspended. does not question the credibility of the games themselves? sidney: zero tolerance for doping. that has to be clear to everybody. we built a brand-new laboratory with brazilian people in it. we are bringing today international experts to those people. that doesn't work, we are going to bring more international people. jane: what about brazil's economy? you've got a crisis there, too. can brazil actually afford these games? fact, looking at what you have had to deal with, can any country or for the lyrics -- can any country afforded the olympic s? sidney: we are running the operation of games with private money and the money going into infrastructure, public transportation, that distinction was made very clear early on.
it is not crisis -- affecting the games because it is our job to private money sponsors ticketing. a brand-new public transportation system after the games is over. jane: which is a long way down the line. one very quick question. as a businessman, knowing everything you know now, would you let taken the job? taken: yes, i would have it again, because we are doing something for the country. it is a unique opportunity. the games are just a beautiful thing. it is a peace movement where israelis and palestinians are eating breakfast at the same table. it really -- 30 is a wonderful city that we all know. i hope you guys enjoy. jane: thank you very much indeed for joining us. great optimism there. that brings today's show to a close. you can find much more on all the bases on our website, including comprehensive coverage
of britain's decision to leave the eu. to reach me and most of the bbc team, go to twitter. for all of us here, thank you for watching, and please tune in tomorrow. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation, newman's own foundation, giving all profits from newman's own to charity and pursuing the common good, kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs, and aruba tourism authority. >> planning a vacation escape that is relaxing, inviting, and exciting is a lot easier than you think. you can find it here in aruba. families, couples, and friends can all find their escape on the island with warm sunny days, cooling trade winds, and the
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