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e-trade is your cow. milk it. >> e-trade is about seizing opportunity. >> and now, bbc "world news america." >> this is "bbc world news america." reporting from washington, i am .atty kay theresa may is prime minister of britain. she arrives at downing street with a message of inclusion and national unity. >> we will make britain a country that works not for privileged few, but for every one of us. that will be the mission of the government i lead. together, we will build a better britain. katty: there is a new british with a few familiar faces. is the united kingdom's foreign secretary.
is the unitedon kingdom's foreign secretary. we will speak to one of the contenders for donald trump's vice presidential pick. ♪ katty: welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. it took three hours for britain to get a new prime minister and a new cabinet, too. after the required visit to the queen, theresa may took over from david cameron. she stunned the political worl d by pointing boris johnson as the -- by appointing boris johnson as the war in minister. he is well known internationally, but not always taken seriously. correspondent: he was the future once. always the politician ready with
a line. with his family beside him, in front of cameras like this for the first time, it was just the power of goodbye. he did not need a script. >> it has not been an easy journey. i believe that today our country is much stronger. it was about turning around the economy. with the deficit cut by 2/3, 2.5 million more people at work, and one million more businesses, our economy is measurably stronger. correspondent: david cameron wanted a different tory party and a different country, but he leaves the same way they all do. so many fights forgotten, failure remembered among some success. the family remains. ,> i want to thank my children for whom downing street has been a lovely home over the last six years. they sometimes kick the red boxes full of work.
climbed into once one before foreign trip and said "take me with you." well, no more boxes. i want to thank samantha, the love of my life. you have cap me vaguely -- you have kept me vaguely sane. you have done something every week in the building behind me to celebrate the best of voluntary service and our country. it has been the greatest honor of my life to serve our country as prime mister over these last six years. and to serve as the leader of my party for almost 11 years. as we leave for the last time, my only wish is continued success for this great country that i love so very much. thank you. [applause] correspondent: then, almost time to go.
[applause] correspondent: first, a family .ug on the steps of number 10 then, the formal part of his farewell. a journey started when he promised the public a vote on the european union. the last word from the queen at the palace to her prime minister . who knows what comfort she was able to give. sign off, there has been a show of support, even after all of the rancor from the beating heart of westminster inside the commons. [cheering] correspondent: normally a raucous their pit -- bear pit. it was prime minister comedy standup. morning i had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others. other than one meeting this
afternoon with her majesty, the queen -- the diary for the rest of my day is remarkably light. mp's from nearly every side offering good humor. >> i'm told there are leadership roles out there at the moment -- the england football team, top gear -- correspondent: and a joke from the opposition leader at david cameron's expense. >> the home secretary said many people find themselves exploded by unscrupulous bosses. i cannot imagine who she is referring to. correspondent: the last of david cameron. the will miss the roar of crowd and the opposition. i will be willing all of you on. people come here with huge passion for the issues they care about. they come here with great love for the constituencies they represent. the last thing i would say is
that you can achieve a lot things in politics. that in the end -- the public service and national interest -- is what it is all about. nothing is impossible when you put your mind to it. as i said, i was the future once. [cheering] correspondent: innovation -- an oath nation -- a standing ovation from the tories. his family watching on. at downing street, they watched on a day timed to the minutes. preparations were well underway for the next occupants. today is not really about david cameron at all. his job now is to just wave goodbye.
gathering up the family, leaving their way of life. amanda cameron alongside the departing administer, his three children, all part of the grandest leaving in town. cheered out, but leaving a country divided over the european union. to go,ore he intended and his party divided, too. almost as speedily as the riders,cle out the new prime minister swept into her job. not elected by her party or you or me come the last few weeks has propelled theresa may much quicker than she expected to achieve her fight ambition. accepting the queen's invitation to run the country. this is a big first introduction. >> i've just been to buckingham palace, where the queen has asked me to form a new government. and, i accepted.
following the referendum, we face a time of great national change. i know, because we are great britain, we will rise to the challenge. as we leave the european union, we will forge a bold, new, positive role for ourselves and the world. we will make britain a country that works not just for a privileged few, but for every one of us. that will be the mission of the government i lead. together, we will build a better britain. correspondent: a leader who hopes for calm, but may surprise. the events will no doubt surprise theresa may. sometimes, politicians find their moment. sometimes, it is the moment that finds them. , westminster. katty: theresa may wasted no
time announcing her cabinet. one pic was boris for -- one fromwas boris johnson foreign minister. ben wright has more. correspondent: meet the man who will represent britain of boron britain abroad. this was another jaw-dropping shock. boris johnson inc. sent to the foreign office. he played a leading role in campaigning for britain to quit the eu. one of the rare politicians who can toil in the crowd. >> a once-in-a-lifetime chance. correspondent: the victory turned him into a figure of hate for some, and his hopes the win would sweep him into number 10 when the man who had been through best been by his been by his side through weeks of campaigning destroyed
his dream. >> i realize that while boris has a special ability to communicate and reach out, what he did not have is the capacity to build and lead that team. to provide the leadership the country needs at this critical moment. correspondent: boris johnson has no option but to pull out of the race. in view of the circumstances in parliament, i have concluded that that person cannot be me. correspondent: even theresa may acknowledged his negotiating skills. negotiated with the germans, he nearly came back with three water cannons. water cannons that she refused to let him use. know boris johnson insists he is ready for one of the government's top jobs. >> he had a huge personal mandate as the mayor of london. he managed to put london on the
world stage as mayor. he speaks several languages, is extremely charismatic. i think he is ready for the job. correspondent: boris johnson hugs of the political limelight. his role as the london mayor gave him a big job in the big stage. it was not without controversy. last year he cut short a trip to the palestinian territories after making remarks judged by his host as offensive and two pro-israel. mayor street johnson -- mr. johnson has pulled in business for london on trade trips. the honda britain, they may not know much about voice johnson other than his neck for -- other than his nack return of a phrase, but the man is now britain's top diplomat.
the world will find out who he is. bbc news, westminster. ,atty: i spoke with jon sopel who has just returned from london. i expect many viewers did not know who the last british foreign secretary was. jon: forest johnson --boris johnson, no one need to worry about knowing who he is. whether he is seen as a figure of seriousness is another question. of all the things that have startled me over the last 48-hours, i did not anticipate boris johnson would be foreign secretary. he had been the mayor of london, but had not held high office in any capacity in government -- although he has been around westminster for many years. to catapult him into one of the great offices of state,
responsible for britain's seat on the security council, one of the five permanent members, is something. it seems to me that what theresa to -- i have to get used calling her prime minister theresa may -- has done, is that if you created a problem or difficult situation, you will be responsible for fixing it. orest johnson --boris johnson, and liam fox, and another foreign minister, david davis are in charge of the brexit negotiations. they have been handed the poison chalice. you wanted us out, sort out with the new relationship will be. katty: theresa may's main challenge as prime minister, apart from keeping the economy afloat, will be leaving the european union. does she have the best team to do that?
jon: people say she has a lot of clever people in place. what she has done, as far as possible -- remember, david cameron was brought down by disunity in the party -- she has brought in some of the people that -- she has brought in some of the people who had the most critical of david cameron's approach. she has people inside of the tent looking out, i don't think that is quite the metaphor, rather than outside the tent looking in. i think that is a smart move. she has promoted very able people. just because you have a new prime minister this not mean the inbox of problems has changed at all. the same things that potentially brought david cameron down, the whole european debate, could still do the same for her. the eurosceptics in the conservative party, who believe britain's future is outside of the european union, if they see backsliding, they will hold her feet to the flames like they did david cameron. much. thank you, very
a wild few weeks in westminster. he will be seeing more of boris johnson. still to come, one south african artist turning his talent to drawing superheroes, hoping, to ask will bring about a better world. recovery efforts continue at the side of a crash between 2 trains italy.hern matteo renzi has promised a full investigation into how the trains came to be on the same track. at least 23 people were killed. correspondent: slowly, carefully, the wreckage of this crash is being removed and examined. recovery teams believe they have found all of those who died. searching for the clues that will explain the accident will take more time. it is hard work in hot weather. i've never seen a tragedy of
this type before. i'm shocked what i came to the crash site yesterday. you would not have expected this from a straight stretch of rail track. it turned out to be very dangerous. correspondent: they worked through the night, cutting and moving what is left of the twisted and touring carriages. the pile of scrap metal keeps growing. it shows the forces at work in the extreme impact that must of felt like an explosion. trains traveling as much as 100 kilometers per hour before they collided. investigators have this wreckage to shift through to find out what caused the accident. they are beginning the grim job of identifying those who lost their lives. there had then a desperate wait for news from of those on board -- for news on those on board. the death toll kept going up.
30 passengers are still being treated in the hospital. the investigation work is just beginning. was a technical failure to blame? the result of a mistake by one of the train drivers or signal controllers? the results will not come quickly, but the victims families have been promised they will get them, no matter what it takes. bbc news, southern italy. ♪ just as the u.k. named a new prime minister, in america, the political discussion is about who donald trump may select as his vice presidential running mate. one name mentioned has been general michael flynn, who is advising the campaign. he has a new book on how to win the war against what he calls radical islam and its allies. he joined me a short time ago. will you be donald trump's vice presidential pick? gen. flynn: that is probably one
of the toughest decisions he has had to make a long time. i know he will make the right decision for the country. katty: what is it like to be put on the short list? i imagine it has been a dizzying few days. gen. flynn: and the book, too. great timing for putting out "the field of fight." i never thought in my imagination, growing up in rhode island, that i would reconsider for something like -- that i would be considered for something like this. i take it seriously. katty: the book is " the field of fight: how we can win the global war against radical islam and its allies." i'm sure you endorse donald trump, but what would be the biggest difference in how donald trump and hillary clinton approach the fight against the islamic state? gen. flynn: i think one of the things that i have observed are the ways that both of them go at
problem solving. thinkingply strategic and the use of all tools that are available to the united states of america. i think one of the things i called for in the book, and the book has been provided to donald 21st, is i call for a new century alliance. the 21st century alliance has a lot to do with the muslim world. getting them to take a stand against what this problem is that exists inside of islam. the radical islamism is like that wem or nazi-ism faced last century. it is real. it has expanded around the globe. we have serious problems to deal with. it will take much greater strategic thinking and a different approach to problem-solving. katty: specifically, what would donald trump do -- as far as you
have heard in conversations with to and his advisors -- combat the islamic state? he said he would destroy them fast?stroy them how would he do it? it looks like it is not that easy. gen. flynn: my answer is we are the best enemies because we telegraph exactly what we will do -- like we did a couple of days ago saying we are sending 525 troops over. that is what we should not do. we should not telegraph what we are going to do. a magic formula? you look at the problem of the islamic state, it seems incredibly, located and long-term. does donald trump have a magic formula? gen. flynn: i would say no one has a magic formula for this. first, we have to define what we are facing. history, at of student of warfare, one of the
tenants is to understand your enemy. enemyour enemy, know your , know your enemy, that is a big deal. in our government, we aren't even allowed to define the enemy the way that the military know what we are facing. we cannot allow political correctness to overcome what we know to be true. katty: michael flynn, thank you. the book is "field of fight." we will see you in cleveland next week. gen. flynn: probably will. katty: islamic state group confirmed the death of its military commander. he was the most prominent inchen fighting with i.s. syria. his death was first reported in march. according to the pentagon, he died from wounds sustained in an american airstrike in northeast syria. the sun powered aircraft the solar impulse has landed in
cairo. it is on the home stretch on its attempt to circumnavigate the globe using only solar power. one pilot said it was fantastic to fly over the pyramid that giza. they will fly back to abu dhabi, where they started in march of last year. in south africa, common look superheroes are new. one artist is trying to make his mark with a series called kwezi, which means star. it is called a coming-of-age story about finding one's heritage. >> it is an interesting time to be african. it is because of the awakening that is happening. we are starting to look at each other differently. by looking at each other, we look at each other's culture. as an artist, you are in observer. you need to constantly be aware and awake to what is happening
around you. that makes the difference. that is what makes your art that much more impactful. it makes your art resonate with people. there's a certain amount of truth you need to invest into your art. when you do that, you don't just paint because you are good at it, you paint because you want to tell a story. being able to create a character such as kwezi meant for me that i could create a superhero story , a superhero character. we can develop stories for ourselves, about ourselves, to ourselves, guided our own african aesthetic, ideal, and identity. be.ve friends that it might those influences mary knisley, especially in a medium such as an action superhero, book. there are a lot of instances
in our culture. , time has moved. we have a black superhero. wonders forng to do people younger than me reading this. i believe it will change their frame of reference altogether. something special about .eceiving positive imagery creating a certain type of history here. redesigning and redefining and reimagining ourselves through these paintings and comic books. our job as young south africans is to rewrite our own identity. our own sense of self. to find exactly what it is exactly about us that makes us so great. such a beautiful people. , changing south
africa. that brings this program to a close. all of the wild british politics are there on our website here and you can find us on twitter. i am @kattykaybbc. thank you for watching. do 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 e-trade. >> e-trade is all about seizing opportunity. >> cut. >> so i am going to take this opportunity to direct. thank you. we'll call you. evening. film noir, smoke, atmosphere.
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