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tonight at ten: the prime minister under growing pressure over the government's handling of brexit. theresa may faces claims she won't deliver on promises made to some fellow conservatives, amid a protest in the commons from scottish nationalist mps. i order the right honourable gentleman to withdraw immediately from the house! the snp leader — ejected from the commons — said changes to the devolution settlement were being pushed through parliament without scottish voices being heard. let's be under no illusion, this is a constitutional crisis. we are now giving message to the government that we will take them on. we'll have the latest, as dozens of labour mps defied the party leadership on future trade relations with europe. also tonight... in yemen, pro—government forces — backed by saudi arabia — launch a major assault on a kery port for aid supplies. the social care crisis in england — growing concerns overfinding enough people to care for the elderly and vulnerable in their own homes.
the pay is terrible, we don't get enough travel time, we don't get appreciated enough. and not service—users, just in general, people just look at you and think, oh, you're a care worker. following his singapore summit with chairman kim, president trump declares that north korea no longer poses a nuclear threat. and the excitement builds in russia, on the eve of the world cup finals. coming up on bbc news: ajoint bid from the united states and mexico england beat australia by three wickets in the first one—day international at the oval. good evening.
the prime minister is under growing pressure at westminster over the government's approach to brexit. some conservative mps, who want to retain closer ties with the european union, said they fear the prime minister could fail to deliver on promises they were given yesterday on the main brexit legislation. and during prime minister's questions today, all the snp members left the chamber, claiming that scotland's voice was being ignored in the brexit debate. our political editor, laura kuenssberg, has the latest. don't walk into the pillar! farce 7 what promises have you made to the tory rebels? he laughs a bit of pantomime? i mean, it's a beautiful... i wanted a quiet walk to work, that's what i wanted! you might not be blamed for wondering if it looks a bit like that. but it's the woman who lives in downing street who's the one trying to keep it all together. can you really please both sides, prime minister? she's the one trying to stick to promises that perhaps can't all be kept. but for theresa may, it's certainly not a laughing matter.
"there may now be a meltdown." they're not actually my words, but those of the foreign secretary... even as his fellow cabinet ministers are preparing the government's negotiations. joking apart, listen carefully. this is theresa may committing to think again about giving parliament more power if they vote down the eventual deal with the european union. i have agreed this morning with the brexit secretary that we will bring forward an amendment in the lords, but there are a number of issues, a number of things, that will guide our approach in doing so. the prime minister made it to this morning — avoiding defeat last night — because some of the wannabe rebels believe she made them a promise behind closed doors that she'd change her plans for what happens if the final brexit deal explodes. i trust the prime minister and i
know she will be true to her word. it would be a terrible betrayal if she weren't. and she is a woman of her word, and she's just given an absolute undertaking at the dispatch box. job done. but in what feels like a game of ‘she said, he said', not everyone‘s version of exactly what was promised is precisely the same. it will, in the end, be determined by what actually is conceded, and it's too soon to tell. my fear, however, is that the damage, frankly, has already been done. the tories are hardly talking each other‘s language, let alone the rest of ours. but what's happening is that the prime minister is trying to please a faction of her party, who want a parliament to have more control if the final brexit deal goes sour. but she also has to keep on board dozens of others, who think if that happens, the best thing might be simply to walk away.
but you can hardly please all of the people, all of the time — even on your own side. the leader of the snp in westminster was cross, too... given the disrespect that was shown... that last night, there were only minutes of debate about how brexit affects scotland, so used dusty rules of the commons to provoke a row. i order the right honourable gentleman to withdraw immediately from the house! predictably thrown out by the speaker... applauded adoringly by his own side. we have had changes to the devolution settlement that were pushed through last night without scottish mps' voices being heard. that's a democratic outrage! but labour had its own drama tonight. 90 mps went againstjeremy corbyn‘s orders on yet another vote — about keeping close ties to the eu. five of his front bench, including some of his shining new mps, quit their roles to do so. brexit is complicated
for all the parties and that gives the government's foes many reasons to attack. the prime minister is not the only one struggling to contain every peck. we'll be live in westminster with laura in a moment, but first, our scotland editor, sarah smith, is in glasgow. first of all, can you tell us a little more about the main substance of the snp‘s complaint? little more about the main substance of the snp's complaint? yes, they are absolutely furious that last night, westminster voted to impose the eu withdrawal bill on scotland despite the fact that the scottish parliament voted overwhelmingly to reject it last month. they say that thatis reject it last month. they say that that is undermining the devolution settle m e nt that is undermining the devolution settlement and certainly it is the first time this has happened in nearly 20 years of devolution that westminster have decided to overrule
holyrood. what can they do about it? legally, not very much and that is why they want to use to matip tactics to highlight their objections in westminster. nicola sturgeon told the bbc today they may do some things in future although they cannot keep walking out of the house of commons, they have to work out different ways of highlighting their objections. but they cannot stop westminster imposing their will on scotland and instead, they will try to make the argument that if the current setup means westminster can just disregard the views of the scottish pound, it is that the one scottish pound, it is that the one scottish voters want to keep or might they instead in the future of a different setup? the snp would say independence is the answer to that. many thanks. and, laura, in westminster. the sense of turmoil is not confined to the conservative benches all labour benches. absolutely not many years ago, a wise ahead than me made the observation that laws are something like sausages, it is best not to watch them being made. both the main party leaders might have
some sympathy with that sentiment tonight. there was a tory rebellion oi'i tonight. there was a tory rebellion on one tonight. there was a tory rebellion on one of the votes after a day of agonising haggling and real trust breaking down on the tory benches, but the biggest brexit rebellion yet withjeremy corbyn's but the biggest brexit rebellion yet with jeremy corbyn's authority being challenged by nearly 100 of his own side and in the end, six of his own front bench team given up those front bench team given up those front bench team given up those front bench seats in order to vote against him. real challenge to his authority. we saw real curie from the snp and scenes of complete chaos in the commons when at moments, frankly, nobody seems to have a clue what was going on. there are two important things to take away from the turbulent 48 hours. the first, the turbulent 48 hours. the first, the two main parties are both split and we are going to see that day after day as this brexit process grinds on. secondly, the bruises it has cost them, the government did in the end squeak its business through.
theresa may had to compromise to do it, she had to give mrs she may not be able to keep in future, but the government did manage to get its way —— she had to give promises. things are not going to be pretty, things are not going to be pretty, things are going to be difficult and with so are going to be difficult and with so much political capital being spent, it is not going to get any easier. many thanks once again. attempts are being made to secure aid supplies for millions of people in yemen, after pro—government forces — backed by saudi arabia — launched an attack on a key port held by rebel fighters. the coastal city of hudaydah has been held by the houthis — backed by iran — for more than three years. the united nations says 8.4 million yemenis are on the verge of famine and, for most, the port is the only route for food supplies. around 10,000 people have been killed since the start of the war four years ago. the british government has called on all sides to exercise restraint, and it's requested an urgent meeting of the un security council
to discuss the situation. 0ur security correspondent, frank gardner, reports from yemen. trained and equipped by the uae and saudi arabia, yemeni government forces have been advancing on the red sea port of hudaydah. facing them are yemen's houthi rebels, who have reportedly fanned out across the city of half a million. diplomats have been scrambling to prevent a bloodbath, but the uae — which is leading much of the ground force — says its patience with diplomacy has run out. we have waited for over a year in order to secure hudaydah out of the houthi hands into a third—party hand. there's been a lot of diplomatic work based on that and it has come really to nothing because the houthis have not been very clear, not been very honest, in all these efforts. the houthis, who control the port of hudaydah, say the coalition are invaders and that the un is
biased against them. they accuse the saudis of bombing the port's cranes, making it harder to off—load vital supplies. translation: the battle in hudaydah will lead to a humanitarian disaster in terms of food supplies. hudaydah is a city full of civilians and it holds the main artery for all yemenis in the north and south. 70% of all humanitarian aid comes through the port. therefore, this aid will stop. aid agencies fear up to a quarter of a million people's lives could be at risk in the fighting. yemen is the country with the worst food aid situation in the world. more than 17 million people here have no idea where their next meal is coming from. most of those people live in hudaydah, they only have one meal a day. and with this conflict, with this escalation of the conflict and the level of violence that's happening right now in hudaydah,
it means that many of those people will lose that one meal. yemenis have already suffered over three years of disease, food shortages, coalition air strikes and shelling by houthis. what happens now in hudaydah will decide the course of this war. yemen has reached a turning point in the three—year war that has ravaged this mountainous, isolated country. the un—backed government and its coalition partners say they had no choice but to drive the houthi rebels out of the port of hudaydah, so as not to prolong the war, but international aid agencies say this assault risks a humanitarian catastrophe. frank gardner, bbc news, in yemen. the retail group dixons carphone has apologised for a data breach, which analysts say is one of the biggest to affect a british firm. the details of almost six million payment cards were accessed. the company admitted it had fallen short, but insisted there was no evidence that any fraud was committed with the details. the information commissioner's office is investigating what happened, as our technology
correspondent, rory cellan—jones, reports. yet another data breach and this time, the hackers who got through the defences of dixons carphone got access to the crown jewels, payment card details. worrying news for customers. itjust goes to show how easily people's data can be picked up. you don't really think about it. you just sort of give your information. i know you shouldn't really. i'm not sure what you can really do, unless you choose not to trust any company, anywhere, at any time. dixons says 5.9 million payment card details were accessed by hackers. nearly all were chip and pin, but there were 105,000 cards without that protection, and the hackers also had access to 1.2 million customers' personal data. now, dixons says that chip—and—pin cards should be safe because neither the pin nor the three—number code on the back of cards was accessible, and it says there is no evidence yet of any fraud relating to the other cards. but the fact that such sensitive information was yet again put
at risk will be of huge concern to both consumers and regulators. dixons is just the latest company to find that it is not secure against the hackers. it's really hard to get security right. there are lots of ways that you have to secure things. that mostly involves human beings, users, suppliers, contractors. but there is one thing we do know and that's that there are two types of company out there. there are companies that have already been hacked and companies that don't know they've been hacked yet. the data regulator is now investigating dixons carphone and has this advice for customers. look out for e—mails that look suspicious. look out for phone calls you weren't expecting from people claiming to be your bank or a lender or a building society. don't give your details out over the telephone or over the internet to anyone you don't know. dixons has said sorry to customers, but will now have to explain why it took so long to spot intruders who got into its systems lastjuly. rory cellan—jones, bbc news. a plumbing company has lost a legal case that could have important
implications for workers in the so—called "gig economy". the uk supreme court decided that gary smith was in effect an employee of pimlico plumbers, rather than a freelancer, and entitled to rights such as holiday and sick pay. the compa ny‘s founder, charlie mullins, says he's considering appealing to the european court ofjustice. an italian ship carrying more than 900 migrants has been allowed to dock on the island of sicily, just days after italy refused to take another rescue ship carrying hundreds of other migrants. the diciotti, which picked up the migrants off the coast of libya, was allowed to dock because it's an italian ship. on sunday, italy closed all its ports to the franco—german boat aquarius, provoking an international outcry, as our correspondent james reynolds reports. the aquarius, rejected by italy, is now on its way to spain. france has called italy's actions irresponsible. italy's response is simple. "don't criticise us
when we have taken in far more migrants than you". translation: we have nothing to learn from anyone in terms of solidarity. our history does not deserve to be reproached in these terms by members of the french government, who i hope apologise. as if to make italy's point, this morning its coastguards brought in more than 900 migrants rescued from the mediterranean. this country remains open to migrants so long as they are brought in under an italian flag. italy has a legal obligation to bring to safety all those it finds at sea. but the new italian populist government doesn't want these, its newest arrivals, to stay in this country. it's angry that fellow eu members are not rushing to share this burden. the union's most powerful voices accept that italy has a point.
translation: we need to find a common eu policy. there are some countries that are particularly hit by immigration these days. like italy, greece and spain. this is exactly what the fish mongers in catania's market have been saying for some time, just slightly more bluntly. translation: there is no space here. migrants should be spread out across europe. 50 here, 50 there. that would be fine. by rejecting the aquarius, italy has unilaterally created its own de facto relocation scheme. spain will take this boat but who will take the next one? james reynolds, bbc news, sicily. it's getting harder and harder
to hire enough people to look after the elderly and vulnerable in their homes, according to both care companies and local authorities. more than 600,000 people in the uk already get social care at home. now a new poll suggests that most people would support a rise in spending on the care system of nearly 4% to help meet the growing demand. in the second in her series on the social care crisis in england, our correspondent alison holt has been talking to a care worker in norwich. if it takes 45 minutes and i've only got 30 minutes, then i'm not going to say, "sorry, your time's up, got to go." from the start of her day, sarahjarvis knows she'll be balancing the needs of the people she's caring for... start at the top and work our way down. ..against the demands of the clock. do you have enough time, do you feel, to do the things that you need to do for people? not always. we're going to put your
knickers on first. 30 minutes to help 81—year—old kathleen woodcock get out of bed, wash and dress. well, i used to love having my shower, but i can't get in there. i did have a fall in there, which was rather frightening. better leave your transport where you can get to it. thank you. that help is vital. it really is vital. what do you like about the job? putting a smile on somebody‘s face. then, sarah's on to the next person waiting for help. this morning she has nine calls with little time between them. yeah, and it's only going to get busier. so it's always like constant, keeping your eye on the clock? yeah. and everybodyjust wants to talk. yeah. they're lonely, they live on their own. good morning, ethel! the shortest call is 15 minutes to prompt ethel to take her medication. the longest is an hour. sat-nav: the destination is on your left. a nice cup of tea for you. they make me feel better, somehow.
because they always look cheerful. sarah loves herjob, but she's fed up with the lack of recognition for what care workers do. the pay is terrible. we don't get enough travel time. we don't get appreciated enough. people just look at you and think, well, you're a care worker. you just wipe bums. no, i don'tjust wipe bums. i put smiles on people's faces. just firstly, we'll go through the on—call from last night... the company sarah works for is already dealing with the first problems of the day. a husband who is caring for his wife is at the end of his tether. they ended up having a massive argument, and she was really upset. obviously there's been previous issues. we don't want to reach breaking point again. here they feel they are on the front line of the strain on families and on the care system. finding staff is a constant battle. ollie, recruitment today. i've got everything booked, i've got two cvs come through last night. three quarters of their income comes from council contracts, but that doesn't cover costs. we've had a 2% raise in prices from the council. however, take into account
and consideration the pensions, the living wage, and you are looking at 7% increases for us, so we've had to find that shortfall. their local county council, norfolk, says it pays some of the highest fees in the region and works closely with those providing care to meet the increasing demands. we've got some sad news... back in the office, they are trying to let care workers know that a woman they looked after until she went into hospital has died. we all get a sense that we are kind of giving someone a hand to stay at home, and normally they say, thanks for everything you did to try and keep them at home for that length of time. but there's no letup for sarah. she is now one of the care workers running late. are you on your way to sydney's, because he's flagging. i'm literally just pulling up outside. what would you say to the government? prioritise. a lot of people out there that miss out on what they need, and it will cost more in the long run because they will
end up in hospitals. and is it about money? i think so, because nobody‘s doing it forfree. the government says extra money has been put into social care and its plans for reforming the system are expected soon. but the pressure is here now and sarah wants to know when she will see a difference. alison holt, bbc news, norwich. president trump has declared there is no longer a nuclear threat from north korea. he's arrived back in the united states from the summit in singapore, and said his meeting with kim jong—un was a truly historic event. his secretary of state mike pompeo is travelling to south korea to begin talks about the details of the process of denuclearisation, as our correspondent john sudworth reports. there is flash photography in this report. in north korea, most of the information—starved masses had heard nothing about the summit until today. it is, of course, being sold to them as a great victory. "donald trump is halting
the us south koreanjoint military exercises", the newsreader says. the suspension of the drills, for so long such a key feature of america's alliance with south korea, appears to have taken many in the region by surprise. not least south korea itself. the japanese defence minister made his concern clear today. translation: the drills and the us military stationed in south korea play a vital role in east asia's security. but back on the ground after his flight home from the singapore summit, donald trump was on twitter again. "there is no longer a nuclear threat from north korea", he said. and yet, having criticised his
predecessors for being outplayed, the deal mr trump has signed isjust as vague as any that have gone before and he appears to have given up so much more. across asia and beyond, there's a sense of people wondering on earth just happened. rather than concerned, though, here in beijing, the surprise is one of delight. china has long argued for a suspension of those military exercises, although you have to wonder whether it ever thought it would get it. at a stroke, the old geopolitical certainties have been turned upside down. in the south korean capital, there are those who back donald trump's faith in kimjong—un. "we need to show trust and believe in him", this woman says. the us secretary of state has now arrived in south korea
before heading to china. some in this region will want a lot more detail before they are convinced this really is a formula for peace. john sudworth, bbc news, beijing. tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the grenfell tower fire, which claimed the lives of 72 people. tonight, survivors will be among those gathering for a 24—hour vigil, during which the names of those who died will be read out. our correspondent elaine dunkley has been to meet three people who escaped the fire, to find out how their lives have progressed, one year on. 27 years in there is a long time. everything was going well for me until that crazy night. it's almost like there's a missing part of you and it's nowhere to be seen. as an adult, yes, we do have pain. trauma is everywhere. but as a child, is my concern, it'sjust too big for them. the horrors of grenfell
are painfully clear but one year on, the challenges facing those that survived are less visible. this photo was sent to me by my son telling me to go out of the tower because the tower was burning, basically. antonio lived on the tenth floor. he has been offered a number of properties but is still in temporary accommodation. it's frustrating. of course i would like to have, to move on permanently with my life. his main priority in finding a new home is being able to escape if he needs to. should i be shown something higher than the third or fourth floor, i would have to analyse it properly and to see all the escape routes into safety. i've experienced the feeling of being trapped once and i don't want to experience that any more. of 203 households needing new homes, one year on, more than a third are still in emergency accommodation.
tiago is one of them. i'm, you know, 21 years old. never did i expect to be living a year like this. he lived on the 13th floor and managed to get out but what he can't escape is the mental trauma. if i didn't get the mental health support i needed, i'm not sure i'd be here today. you feel like nothing you do will ever be enough and, you know, every day i feel like i wake up and, like, i feel like it's not enough, because whatever i do, however much i fight, i cannot bring 72 lives back. 700 adults and children are currently receiving mental health treatment. if you ask a child, "how, how are you doing? how are you feeling?" he will say, "i'm fine". sid—ali atmani lived on the 15th floor with his 11—year—old daughter, hayam. what changes have you noticed in the children? she's not my daughter, like, the one she used to be before.
and every time i ask her, she says, "i'm fine". if her mum asks her, "i'm fine". but inside, she is... she's very sad. she can't be focused 100%, concentrate. she forgets a lot of things. the grenfell disaster has taken so much from the lives of people who once called it their home. but these survivors say they are the lucky ones. elaine dunkley, bbc news. russia take on saudi arabia tomorrow night in moscow, as the 2018 world cup kicks off. 32 teams will compete for the trophy, with the matches being played in 11 different cities. away from the games, there's been some focus on security concerns and political tensions, as our sports editor dan roan reports. whether you like it or not, russia is about to play host to football's greatest showpiece.
and wherever it is staged, there's still nothing quite like it in sport. fans from around the world already enjoying the build up here in moscow. politics is never far away from such occasions and today, president putin himself made a surprise appearance at a fifa meeting. "our country is ready to host the world cup," he said, "to provide all those who come to russia the best time in the most positive experience". welcome to russia. putin's ordered a crackdown on the kind of russian hooliganism that marred euro 2016. sergei was one of those convicted after the violence and served seven months in a french prison but told me there would be no repeat. a lot of work was made by the police on supporters, fans, hooligans, to protect this world championship. i suppose no, i suppose this will be a holiday football. racism continues to mar the game here.
russian football authorities fined after france players suffered racial abuse during a friendly in march. for russia, this is a very big moment because relations with the west have soured immeasurably since they were awarded this tournament. they are now trying to carve out a niche for themselves on the world stage and to have, you know, basic levels of racism taking place will mean that their big moment is being tarnished. amid geopolitical and diplomatic tensions, many in the west see this as a vanity project for president putin and he is sure to play a prominent role here at the luzhniki stadium tomorrow when the tournament kicks off. but despite the fact that sport and politics have neverfelt quite so closely linked, on the pitch, russia 2018 has the potential to be a footballing spectacle.