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this is bbc news. the headlines at 9pm. michael gove becomes the eighth tory mp to enter the race for the party's leadership — he'll take on borisjohnson again, three years after the pair fell out during the last conservative leadership contest. i can confirm that i will be putting my name forward to be prime minister of this country. i believe that i'm ready to unite the conservative and unionist party, ready to deliver brexit and ready to lead this great country. final voting in the eu elections in underway in 21 member states — results will be released after polls close at 10 pm tonight. a former inspector at the care quality commission says he raised concerns nearly four years ago about a care home at the centre of a bbc investigation into abuse allegations. a man and a woman are charged with murder after two children died following an "incident" at a house
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in sheffield on friday. a ringside seat at the wrestling for president trump, on an official visit to japan. and in sport — britain's lewis hamilton has won the monaco grand prix, dedicating his victory to the late niki lauda. good evening. the environment secretary, michael gove, hasjoined the race to become the next conservative leader and prime minister. it means he'll be challenging borisjohnson. the two men fell out, after helping lead the campaign, to leave the european union in 2016. today, the former brexit secretary, dominic raab who's also in the running to replace theresa may, insisted the uk must leave the eu in october, with or without a deal, and andrea leadsom, who resigned from cabinet last week,
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has also confirmed she's standing. eight mps have now confirmed they will stand, with the party hoping to have a new prime minister in place by the end ofjuly. our chief political correspondent, vicki young reports from westminster. stepping forward for another crack at the top job. today, michael govejoined a growing list of hopefuls. hi, good morning. good morning. i can confirm that i will be putting my name forward to be prime minister of this country. i believe that i'm ready to unite the conservative and unionist party, ready to deliver brexit and ready to lead this great country. that means mr gove will clash again with borisjohnson, the man he sat alongside as they campaigned for brexit, but who he fell out with in spectacular style when the tory party were looking for a new leader three years ago. for all boris‘s formidable talents, he was not the right person for that task. that dramatic intervention torpedoed
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mrjohnson‘s campaign. these days, there are plenty of new pro—brexit faces making their pitch to be prime minister. dominic raab insists he won't delay the uk's eu departure again, promising to leave with or without a deal on october 31st. i will not ask for an extension. of course, if parliament legislates, then we will be in a difficult position. but as the institute for government set out today, it's a very difficult for parliament now to legislate against no—deal, or in favour of a further extension, unless the executive, unless a resolute prime minister is willing to acquiesce on that. and i would not. other candidates agree that no—deal must be an option. of course, in order to succeed in a negotiation, you have to be prepared to leave without a deal. but i have a three—point plan for brexit, for how we get out of the european union. i'm very optimistic about it. my role as leader of the commons means i have had a very good insight into what needs to be done. esther mcvey goes even further, ruling out any renegotiation with brussels.
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we won't be asking for any more extensions. that's part of the corrosive uncertainty that individuals, business and the country don't want. so that date is fixed. so of course we have to say we need to make sure that we are ready to leave on that date. now, if the eu wanted to come back to us, the door is open, if they want to have a better deal. that's fine, we've always wanted a free trade agreement. mps, though, have voted overwhelmingly against a no—deal brexit more than once — something would—be leaders should bear in mind, says the chancellor. a prime minister who ignores parliament cannot expect to survive very long. and he refused to rule out voting down a conservative prime minister who pursued a policy of no—deal. would you vote against your own government on the confidence motion in those circumstances? in 22 years in parliament, i have never voted against the conservative whip, unlike many of my colleagues. and i don't want to have to start now contemplating such a course of action. it's just two days since theresa may announced her resignation date. today, she was at church
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while candidates vied for herjob. all needing a brexit solution that she failed to find. well, a little earlier i spoke to our chief political correspondent, vicki young, who's at westminster and began by asking her, if more conservatives were likely tojoin the tory leadership race?. that's right, i think we are at eight at the last count and people are expecting maybe 16, but under the process which will unfold in the next few weeks, conservative mps have to whittle that number down to two and then that goes to the conservative party members in a ballot, so in the end they get a choice of two, but of course it means that conservative candidates are trying to appeal to their grassroots members rather than broader conservative voters or the country as a whole, and inevitably that means we are going to get into a bit of a fight about who is the brexitest of them all. many candidates
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are saying they would renegotiate the deal even though there isn't much time to do that and the eu have said no to that, or they would contemplate leaving at the end of october without a deal at all. there are some including philip hammond who say that is completely unrealistic, that although you are trying to appeal to the tory grassroots, ultimately parliament does. they have voted against it before and there is no reason to think they would change their minds and absolutely intriguing to hear the chancellor philip hammond, who we know was on the remain side of the argument, was backing theresa may's deal but has big reservations about no deal. he thinks it would cause tremendous harm to the british economy. not ruling out that he would contemplate voting against a conservative prime minister hell—bent on taking the country to a no—deal brexit. does that mean you think over the coming weeks we won't hear a great deal about wider conservative thinking in this election?
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it is inevitable given that brexit hasn't happened and theresa may has spent three years trying to resolve it, it is going to be very difficult with that deadline looming at the end of october. very difficult to move onto other issues, even though some have tried. we heard from hunt the foreign secretary talking about slashing corporation tax to match that of ireland. dominic raab talking about raising the threshold where you pay national insurance to help those on lower incomes but it will be difficult to get beyond that brexit debate, not least because conservative party members feel very strongly about it. a lot of people are saying these candidates need to be honest with the electorate about what it is they can do, and the fact that actually a tory prime minister coming in at the end ofjuly and suggesting they would renegotiate the withdrawal agreement, the timing looks incredibly tight given that the european commission goes off the whole of august. they are having a big change and it seems very
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unlikely even if there was a will in brussels that it could be done by the end of october. with me now is the conservative mp david morris, who's backing jeremy hunt for the leadership. good evening. whyjeremy hunt? good evening. why jeremy hunt? he has had a track record of achieving, he brought as the olympics and sorted out the nhs and been an exemplary foreign secretary. we need grown—ups at this stage of the cycle. the point has come where we need to get somebody who can interface directly with whitehall on the one—on—one basis. we are not choosing a leader of the opposition but a prime minister and that is why jeremy hunt should be the next prime minister. arent you are committing a little early? there might be eight more standing at the end of the week? i am sure there will be about 20 by the end of the week but you have to look at who could realistically went through and who can actually do the job and i am not
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denigrating any of the other opponents. they are my friends, they really are, but i believe jeremy is the right person to lead this country. he voted remain. how much ofa country. he voted remain. how much of a problem is that going to be for him? i don't believe it will be a problem at all. i voted remain but i am fervently for coming out. it is looking like 60% brexit where i am so looking like 60% brexit where i am soi looking like 60% brexit where i am so i think the people have spoken and you have to honour it now. that was seen and you have to honour it now. that was seen as a and you have to honour it now. that was seen as a problem for theresa may by those very much on the brexit wing of the party, that she voted remain and followed through with the attem pts remain and followed through with the attempts that we all saw to get a deal done but some didn't think her heart was in it, and that might be levelled atjeremy hunt as well. heart was in it, and that might be levelled at jeremy hunt as well.” think her deal in the end, and i backed all three of the meaningful votes but not the fourth and that is why she has gone. it was a case of trying to please everyone. with jeremy hunt he knows we have to
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deliver brexit and he has got a realistic plan to come forward with that. has he heard that to you? he hasn't but i have heard how and maybe why it can happen. we have to negotiate and one form or another and as we have seen, populism is rising in the uk and i think that will make the europeans want to come back to the table quicker than they wa nt back to the table quicker than they want us to go to the table. but that isa want us to go to the table. but that is a hope rather than anything built on what the eu have said thus far. they have said the deal is on the table, the prime minister liked it, we are not going to renegotiate?“ you think about the actual negotiation process, there were concessions given all the way through those meaningful votes, even in the fourth one that was coming forward. we have got eight candidates at the moment and as you suggested we might have more in a few days' time. how undignified might all this get? i hope it
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doesn't. i am might all this get? i hope it doesn't. lam reading might all this get? i hope it doesn't. i am reading the might all this get? i hope it doesn't. lam reading the papers, i have just got off the train flicking through the papers and it is already looking to start a little distasteful. when you look at what happened three years ago, particularly with michael gove and borisjohnson. if particularly with michael gove and boris johnson. if we particularly with michael gove and borisjohnson. if we get to that kind of situation again that would affect very badly on the party that people already have a pretty dim view of? there was lots of drama la st view of? there was lots of drama last time around and i like jeremy hunt because he has grown up and knows what he is doing and as far as i'm concerned we need to have a candidate that comes to lead the country and if the others want to play around, that is up to them, but lam play around, that is up to them, but i am absolutely certain he is straight down the line and straight onto the business. and if he doesn't get to the final two, who are you going to pick? i would have to think about it then but i thinkjeremy hunt will get there. voters in 21 european union countries are voting today to select new meps. seven countries — including the uk —
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have already voted, but the results will only be revealed once polls have closed across the eu. here's our europe correspondent, damian grammaticas. the uk was in the first wave of countries to vote in these eu elections, and the uk results, out this evening, will be watched for how far the handling of brexit may have impacted the share of votes won by the conservatives and labour, and how people are divided between pro—and anti—brexit parties. across europe, half a dozen more nations — this is latvia — have already voted. today, ballots are being cast in 21 more eu member states. in some countries it is migration that is the top concern. elsewhere, the numbers of young people unemployed. here in northern france it is a contest between president macron's pro—eu movement, and the anti—eu nationalists of the former national front, that's being watched. translation: i am going to vote, it is my duty as a citizen,
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but i don't know yet who for. translation: this vote will be an important pointer of the future elections. it will give an idea who might come out on top. the official eu results will be released when polls close this evening. some counting of votes in the eu election has started at various locations in the uk — including camden in london in edinburgh this afternoon. beyond the uk there's been a high turnout in the european parliamentary elections as established parties face a challenge from smaller parties on the left and right. our europe editor katya adler is with us. what should people be looking out for in the coming hours? first, as you alluded to, counting has started in parts of the uk and we are beginning to see the first exit
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polls coming from certain countries. we do not report on those until the first official projections come out at 10pm tonight. what we are already seeing as high voter turnout. traditionally not just seeing as high voter turnout. traditionally notjust in the uk but across the eu, unless it is in countries where you legally have to vote, turn out for parliamentary elections in the eu is low. not this year compared to previous years and thatis year compared to previous years and that is because at the moment, not just in the uk but across the eu, people care about politics and issues, whether it is about the environment or whether they are looking more to the right. they want tougher rules on immigration or more security for the individual or on the left they want a more socially minded environment and community to live in. what we are looking out for is as we have seen in general election after general election europe, are those parties of the traditional centre, centre—right and ce ntre—left, traditional centre, centre—right and centre—left, are they going to get a beating as we have seen in national
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polls? to the advantage then of the smaller parties, or the more loud parties on the right and left. originally these elections were built as the far right or populist eurosceptic right attempting to attack the eu from within, and what we wa nt attack the eu from within, and what we want to see now is whether the greens put on an equally strong showing, or those single issue parties as well, and whether you end up parties as well, and whether you end up with a quite fragmented european parliament, and a sign perhaps that politics is changing for good across the european union. and when the counting is done what bearing, if any, do you think this will have on brexit? i think that once the counting is done, and these are european parliamentary elections, but they do have an effect on national government, so tonight, angela merkel of germany is worried if her party and coalition partners, the social democrats, get a slap in the social democrats, get a slap in the face in the polls and this could
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wea ken the face in the polls and this could weaken their government and even break it up. emmanuel macron of france, we have seen him with all these protests in the streets and if he doesn't come out with a strong hand it will damage him, nationally and on the european stage. if national leaders are distracted by their own political issues that will ta ke their own political issues that will take their mind away from brexit, so we are in the uk it is the most pressing issue for so many, when me may want to turn to european partners and say, we want a change in the brexit deal once we get a new deal, if they are distracted they will be not listening to that. the fa ct we will be not listening to that. the fact we will have 73 uk meps in this parliament doesn't really affect the brexit process, per se. and you can follow the results of the european elections with huw edwards and the team, from 10 o'clock tonight on bbc one and the bbc news channel, and all the results will on our website too.
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the headlines on bbc news. borisjohnson and michael gove — the two figureheads of the official leave campaign — challenge each other for the conservative party leadership. polling in the eu elections ends tonight — 21 member states are voting today. results will be released after polls close at 10 pm. after the bbc reveals evidence of abuse at a care home for people with disabilities, a former inspector says concerns were raised more than three years ago. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's damian. lewis hamilton held off the challenge of max verstappen to win the monaco grand prix. he managed to win despite a late collision with the red bull driver. our formula i reporter jennie gow has more. we came to monaco terrified we would have a repeat of last year when daniel ricciardo was going around the track so slowly but went on to
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win the race. it was similar but actually a lot ofjeopardy. max verstappen really made a great fight of it with lewis hamilton but u nfortu nately after of it with lewis hamilton but unfortunately after the pit and an u nsafe unfortunately after the pit and an unsafe release into valtteri bottas he got a five second penalty and from that point on being trapped behind hamilton was impossible for max verstappen to really get past. he tried and tried again but hamilton did enough to stay in front and congratulations to hamilton. he said at times he felt very lonely but converted it into a win, jumped into the swimming pool to celebrate and dedicated it to niki lauda. that was definitely probably the hardest race i think i have had but none the less, i really was fighting with the spirit of niki. he has been such an influential person to get us to where we are so i know he will be looking down and take his hat off
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today. hamilton now holds a i7—point lead over his team—mate valtteri bottas in the championship. sebastian vettel is up to third, ahead of max verstappen in fourth. st mirren maintained their scottish premiership status after beating championship side dundee united in their play off final. the second leg went to penalties after ending one all. dundee united missed all of theirs allowing st mirren to remain in the top flight. charlton will be in the championship next season after late drama in the league one play—off final at wembley. sunderland took the lead after a huge mix up between charlton defender naby sarr and goalkeeper dillon phillips. but lee bowyer‘s side equalised and then won the game with only six seconds of injury time remaining, patrik bauer with the all—important goal in the 2—1 win. today was the first day of the french open tennis and the big story was the exit of wimbledon champion angelique kerber. the fifth seed was beaten in straight sets by world number 81 anastasia potapova in their round one match. kerber had been struggling with injury in the lead up
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to roland garros but afterwards said the pain from an ankle injury was "not my excuse". ninth seed elina svitolina is safely through. she beat seven—time grand slam champion venus williams in straight sets. both players struggled on serve before the ukrainian finished both sets stronger to win 6—3 6—3. no problems either — in the men's draw — for roger federer as he played at roland garros for the first time in four years. he enjoyed a a dominant first—round victory over lorenzo sonego, winning in straight sets 6-2 6-4 6-4. federer will face germany's oscar otte in the second round, who's ranked 1a5th in the world. britain's katarina johnson—thompson has laid down a marker for this year's world athletics championships by setting a world lead and a new personal best in winning the heptathlon at the gotzis hypo—meeting. the competition is considered the biggest combined event outside of the major championships. johnson—thompson extended her overnight lead by leaping
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the furthest in the long jump the first event of day two. she then performed strongly in the javelin and 800 metres to finish on 6,813 points. super league leaders st helens restored their six point cushion at the top with a comfortable win over castleford at anfield. saints quickly took control with four first—half tries, including this one from jonny lomax, as they reached double figures in under 20 minutes. cas did get on the board but never really threatened st helens as the leaders won by 36 points to 16. in the day's other games there were wins for leeds rhinos and hull kr over london broncos and salford respectively. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. a former inspector at the care quality commission says
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a report into whorlton hall hospital, carried out nearly four years before bbc panorama revealed alleged abuse of patients with learning disabilities and autism, raised concerns about the unit, but was not published. ten care workers have been arrested in a police investigation. our social affairs correspondent alison holt reports. whorlton hall hospital in county durham now stands empty following the allegations in the panorama programme that some staff were bullying and intimidating patients with learning disabilities or autism. the current owners, who took over injanuary, have moved all patients elsewhere. the undercover reporter found a disturbing culture in this privately—run, nhs—funded hospital. when i looked at the notification, it raised a number of concerns... in 2015, barry stanley—wilkinson raised an inspection of the hospitalfor the regulator,
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the care quality commission. he says it raised concerns about the culture then. in nearly a decade of working for the cqc, he wrote scores of inspection reports. he says this was the only one which wasn't published. what was evident was a very poor culture, and that was firmly written within that august 2015 report, and i strongly believe that anybody that can understand organisational culture reading that report would agree that there was definitely warning bells there. what was your reaction when you saw the panorama? i was extremely upset. because... this should have been listened to back in 2015. in a statement, the cqc says...
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they continue... the regulator says a new comprehensive inspection carried out later rated whorlton hall as good overall. the cqc says it's commissioning a review into what they need to learn from what's happened. alison holt, bbc news. a man and a woman have been charged with murder after two children died in an incident at a house in the shiregreen area of sheffield on friday. our correspondent phil bodmer is in sheffield. well, police and paramedics were called to a semidetached property some six miles from the city centre of sheffield on friday morning at around 7.30am. neighbours reported seeing intense police activity on the street. six children were taken to hospital, but police later said two teenage boys —
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aged 13 and 1a — had died. now, a 37—year—old man and a 34—year—old woman were arrested on suspicion of murder. as investigations continue into the circumstances of what happened, people have been continuing to lay flowers and balloons outside the property. now, yesterday afternoon, south yorkshire police said that the four children taken to hospital have subsequently been released. now, today, south yorkshire police said that two people arrested on friday, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have now been charged with two counts of murder each. the woman also faces three counts of attempted murder. they will appear before sheffield magistrates' court tomorrow morning. fire safety experts warn many of the 1,700 buildings identified as "at risk" in england are likely to fail new tests into cladding and building materials. it comes almost two years after 72 people died in the grenfell tower fire. bbc 5 live investigates has learnt that hospitals, schools, nursing homes and tower blocks are among buildings
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which could be under threat. the government said it will monitor the test results this summer to decide if any immediate action needs to be taken. a 17—year—old boy has become the fourth person to be charged with the murder ofjodie chesney. jodie, who was seventeen, was stabbed to death in a park in east london in march. investigators say the fourth person to be arrested has been charged with murder and with possession of a stun gun. government sources have told bbc news, there have been serious expressions of interest from buyers for british steel, which was placed in compulsory liquidation on wednesday. but reports that the government has set a two week deadline for a sale, have been dismissed. it's understood uk as well as foreign firms, have made enquiries. on a visit tojapan, donald trump has dismissed concerns over recent missile tests by north korea. in a tweet he referred to them as "small weapons". meanwhile as part of
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the lavish welcome laid on for the us president, he attended the final of a sumo wrestling tournament. here's our tokyo correspondent, rupert wingfield—hayes. it is a little different from the sort of wrestling mr trump is used to seeing back in the united states. sumo is japan's national sport, and it is steeped in tradition. one is that spectators are supposed to sit on cushions on the floor, not on armchairs. but tradition was set aside today, as, for the first time ever, a foreign leader was allowed onto the hallowed earth of the sumo ring and present the champion with a special cup. president trump is getting a lot of firsts during this trip — first to meet the new japanese emperor, first to sit on a chair during a sumo tournament and to present a special prize to the grand champion. it is, of course, not without reason. japan is nervous that mr trump is not quite as committed
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to his asian ally as some of his predecessors. it is particularly worried by mr trump's friendship with north korean dictator kim jong—un. earlier this month, north korea testfired a new short—range missile into the sea of japan, flouting un sanctions. today, president trump dismissed the test, tweeting. .. still, tonight, mr trump and his japanese host were all smiles as they were joined for dinner by their wives. tomorrow is really the main event, a very important event in the history ofjapan. that main event is meeting japan's newly—enthroned emperor naruhito. mr trump will be the first world leader to do so, something he appears extremely happy about. rupert wingfield—hayes, bbc news, in tokyo. now it's time for a look
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at the weather with alina jenkins. hello. part of scotland have seen around 30 mm of rain in the last 2a hours, well over an inch. and it's scotland which holds onto the rain overnight. slowly sinking its way southwards, turning drier for orkney, the northern highlands. that rain could arrive into the far north of england and northern ireland by dawn. elsewhere, dry — some clear skies before cloud builds across western fringes. and a fresher feeling night, lows typically between nine and 11 celsius. our rain doesn't go too far tomorrow. so, lingering through the central belt, southern scotland, northern ireland and the far north of england. elsewhere, some spells of sunshine, but also some fairly frequent showers blowing through on a brisk west or northwesterly wind. not too many showers, though, getting across to east anglia and southwestern england, but nowhere immune from a shower tomorrow. despite some sunshine, in the breeze, it's going to feel a little bit cooler. temperatures generally between 1a and 17 celsius. just nine or ten, though, for the far north of scotland. plenty of showers around on tuesday, particularly the further east you are. many should escape the showers, though, on wednesday. bye— bye.
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from 10, we'lljoin huw edwards for full coverage of the results for the european elections but it was another historic week in british politics. chris mason, adam fleming, laura kuenssberg and katya alder dissected the week's events in brexitcast. brexitcast. brexitcast, from bbc 5live and bbc news. brexit means brexit. breaking up is hard. the people voted, and they have to get on with it. a process which i can only describe as a dog's brexit. brexit means brexit. but what does brexit mean? well, hello, it's chris in westminster. laura in westminster.
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katya in brussels. and adam in brussels. so, laura, chuffin heck, what a day! yeah, huge day. big day, enormous day. we brexitcasters have been talking for months and months about the crushing inevitability of theresa may having to go at some point. today, it's happening. and for any country, the day when their political leader says they're stepping down is a huge moment. i mean, forget about brexit, perish the thought, forget about brexit for a moment, we will now have, by the end ofjuly, someone else in charge of running the country, making the decisions that affect all of our lives in all sorts of ways, and when it came this morning in downing street, it was quite a moment. i will shortly leave the job that it has been the honour of my life to hold. the second female prime minister, but certainly not the last. i do so with no ill will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country i love!
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at that point, she turns around and walks back through the door, and for all of that caricaturing as the maybot, a hugeley human moment. absolutely, and you know some people were saying, "0h, at last she showed she's real and has real feelings. " i think, in funny way, it's a metaphorfor what's happened in the past couple of weeks. despite all the hard work and everything, the wrangling, the fighting, the persistence, in the end, theresa may was overwhelmed by the challenge. but she was overwhelmed emotionally today, of course, as a human being you would be. but that is really what has happened. she has been overwhelmed by people in parliament not wanting to really give up their own pet unicorn, she's been overwhelmed by the divisions in her party and by the complexity of this project and the problems, mistakes that she made along the way that have built up. it's intriguing, i know we were saying the other day
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that she had made things worse with that speech that she gave, that feels like an eternity ago. yup. that was tuesday, today is friday. and that set in chain the events that have led to today, and, yes, for a while there's been an inevitability that this moment was going to come, but even so, if we rewound ten days, it wasn't certain that it was necessarily this imminent. people might have said, "would it be after the european election results? would it be later than that in earlyjune? after the visit with president trump? blah, blah, blah." but, no, the moment has come. it did, and in a funny way, you know, covering politics, in the end, it's actually, it's always really quick and brutal. it suddenly comes, and that's really what's happened in, you know, a period of 48—72 hours. is it the men in grey suits? or the one man in a grey suit with a sealed envelope, or...? yeah, there were apparently lots of sealed envelopes, but there are backbenchers who had had enough, they made it clear
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they were going to force her out if she tried to carry on. but the real thing that's changed actually, since we were last chatting on tuesday night, was the cabinet's turned against her. and you can't go on then, however determined or resolute you are, and we've talked lots of times here, haven't we, about how, at what point does being resolute become stubborn? and then become being actually deluded and losing touch with reality? such a contrast, though, i mean i was thinking when she, you know, when she was so overwhelmed that she turned around and sort of fled back into number 10, what a contrast to david cameron when he came out and then gave this... after this vote that devastated the country, devastated like from an impact, you know, some happy and some sad, but it was a massive, you know, moment for the country and then said he was off, and exactly this sort of sombre.. but sorry, sorry to be a pedant. adam is going to make the pedant‘s point here. having been there for all those moments all those years ago, on the day after the referendum result, at 8am in the morning,
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when cameron came out with sam by his side, his voice cracked on exactly the same point of his departure speech. it did. when he talked about the honour it was to serve the country. it did. the doo—doo—doo, right? it was actually several weeks later, when it had become clear that he was definitely going to be leaving much earlier. i stand corrected. still sticks in your mind though. i will always remember for that day, because that was the day he and i were dressed exactly the same. exactly the same! so deep and meaningful. that is why it sticks in my mind. i will always remember... i always remember finding that on the tape. because we didn't hear that. we found it, we were in the edit suite, and this is, you know, niche, but may be interesting to people who like tearing down the fourth wall of her majesty's press. we found it on the tape, it was like, "what?" he's like humming, and, "off i go, well done me. aha. now i'm going to go on to the world to go surfing, or whatever," and i would admit we have to say
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we were struck. that might be something worth putting on the tele—box. despite adam's chronological clarification, i think the point that you make of the different personalities and the lack of likelihood, to put it mildly, that theresa may would do that in any circumstance, either now or later, kind of stands... the contrast is intense. what you have said so often, both of you, is however much criticism theresa may has come under at home, and here in the eu as well. you have always said she is somebody who passionately loves her party and passionately loves her country. the whole of the union, and that is something i think that you could not miss today. whether it was a mistake or not to cry, or you know, people will analyse it, i'm sure, from all sorts of angles. and also they will unfortunately, of course, just recommend to anyone who starts to go on about female
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politicians suddenly showing their emotion, when, you know, male politicians would never do such a thing, it's maybe not a great kind of thing to start on to me about, because it's really annoying, it's a total double standard. how did you feel about the suggestion that theresa may's husband took her in hand and told her to resign. well, what was interesting about the real controversy about that to be proper, was one of the papers, the metro splashed with that, saying something like, "tell her, philip," and actually i think it's very widely known that theresa may really sees her husband, actually, as her closest political adviser. as, you know, as an equal like that, so i think that what he was meaning was really that he is the only person that she will listen to, not like, you know, "get back indoors, love." we should be specific before we go any further about the timeline. because there have been lots of things flashing on news
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channels talking about theresa may standing down, and the date in a couple of weeks on the 7th ofjune. that that is her tendering her resignation as the leader of the conservative party, and she carries on as prime minister for another best part of two months after that, whilst the contest runs its course until about 20—something ofjuly, we don't yet formally know. two more eu summits to come to. next tuesday, and then the june end of terms summit. we will see her here twice. what will that be like? i kind of think she won't even do a doorstep on the red carpet, because we all know she hated doing them anyway. i don't know what you mean. if she doesn't have to do them any more, because you fired yourself, then you wouldn't really do it. you wouldn't put yourself through it, would you? how many people are actually running, genuinely, or will we have to wait a little while to really know?
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a lot of talk of respect, and no regret. nobody expressed any regret. you could say it's not their place to do so, but there is no warmth between theresa may and the eu leaders. all the times she has come and see in them, they never built a rapport so the idea of the may bot at home was seen rapport so the idea of the may bot at home was seen as rapport so the idea of the may bot at home was seen as that here. respect, yes and the lack of respect is the negativity associated with theresa may and the painful negotiations, signing up on a compromise deal on coming back for more. that you put that above the good of the country and doing a deal and either moving forward with brexit or tempering brexit or whatever it is and itjust reminded me again today, not because she cried, butjust a show
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me again today, not because she cried, but just a show of emotion reminded me that before she became prime minister, all of my contact said in the eu, what do they want as prime minister, who do they want and they said it does not really matter because the most important thing is the decision that the eu sees as negative has been made, the uk —— leaving the eu on what they need is a prime minister strong enough. theresa may was never that prime ministerand theresa may was never that prime minister and that goes part of the way to answering the question that we have heard, that what would the eu make of borisjohnson as prime minister or what are the eu hoping for in the next prime minister? it's less about personality and more about the power that they will have at home. that will be chewed over in the next 2a and 48 hours, at home. that will be chewed over in the next 24 and 48 hours, some people have been inevitably and not necessarily completely sincerely at home trying to express how they have
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a lwa ys home trying to express how they have always respected her and those people who have sat around the cabinet table and suddenly they found that theresa may was the best person they could have ever imagined in the world. some people manage to before the handbrake was applied. but some people like the colonist matthew paris and one tory mp once upona time matthew paris and one tory mp once upon a time expressed rather a different view. this is no time for tears and tears should be brushed aside. she has failed and the effrontery of quoting sir nicholas winton, the kindle transport man during the second world war, in favour of compromise. he wasn't about compromise, he was about courage. we have a rather bad habit in britain want somebody who has demonstrably failed goes of wringing out demonstrably failed goes of wringing our hands and saying how sorry we feel about it all. i am pleased she has gone. she couldn't do the job and she should have gone a lot
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earlier. one of the points they're about compromise and theresa may in the last couple of months has tried to compromise with the labour party and previous to that she was trying to compromise with her own party, but he's not the only person who thinks she was the wrong person in the wrong job. there was some snorting here about the world compromise on one of the diplomats here said, what compromise quest and she compromised far too late and in sincerely and that is the feeling that right at the last moment we could see that she was really trying to offer everything to everybody but we are talking about the last moment. and put it this way, that came out for criticism. although the point that once you saw the compromise needed in black and my, which involved the option of may be a full on... moving on. adam continue. and she was saying it was probably never going to happen, but
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a route to another referendum written down in black and white in a government document is finally what did for her. that was the murder weapon in the end. it was and dare i suggest it that those ministers in the cabinet who have been sitting on their hands through all of the chaos in the last few months thought, oh dear, if i have my name supporting something like that, that's a bit tricky when it gets to a leadership contest. the flip side, which in its worth making the point. but with compromise, if it had come sooner, the whole question about her leadership would have come sooner. i suppose that's a rational reason to put off compromise if you think it's going to mean termination of your time. we have been round and round this and the interesting thing is what happens now to the next person and then the brutality of politics now is that it's already really about who is coming next and i have
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had a message from someone who is a michael gove supporter, who has not officially declared yet, saying there will be movement from michael gove supporters this evening with more coming out to support, and i must just say, because more coming out to support, and i mustjust say, because we are all friends here really, notjust the four of us, but all the lovely listeners, there are two people, at least two, one in the cabinet, one not in the cabinet who want to be the next prime minister who are brexit casters who have said they will come on, so let's put this down. i should will come on, so let's put this down. ishould never clap will come on, so let's put this down. i should never clap near a microphone. and the route to our hearts, the presenters here, is through cake. so any prime minister who wants to come in. make sure you bring your sponge. the hustings. and we will get the hunting is. let's invite them all and get questions from them. let's do it. i have had
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one as well, which may or may not be one as well, which may or may not be one of your two who made something ofa one of your two who made something of a beeline and suggested that they would be keen on coming on. far be it from me to big up the role in the unwritten constitution of the uk.“ is central now. listen a's choice. far be it from me to suggest if you are a tory leadership candidate and you don't come on here, it means perhaps your knowledge of the withdrawal agreement and the process is not as good as others. i would never suggest that was the case to anyone. i'm not second—guessing people. we could have a reheat of the keir starmer memorial quiz. he didn't get one wrong. it sounded like he was dead and we did not mean that. i have apologised to him about that. i have apologised to him about that. not for the harshness of the quiz. the fleming test. how many people are actually running now, genuinely or do we have to know?
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jeremy hunt was at guilford station this morning, in which he was excited about a direct service to farhnam opening up, friday, constituency day, foreign secretary talking about all things domestic, and then rolled up at the hazelmere festival. he did. and told his local newspaper, that he is in the running. so he is a definite candidate, there are a lot of people talking about how they are, you know, considering, etc, etc, without definitively saying yes. he has declared, rory stewart has definitely declared, borisjohnson, who is in interlaken in switzerland, at a conference. interesting in his language, boris johnson today, talking about... in swiss german. was he? no... it was a joke on language. you never know, he does speak lots of language, boris johnson. latin is the language of choice, is it? sorry about that.
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anyway, what i had to read was in english, thankfully, for my language—limited brain. but, he put straight back on the table, didn't he, the idea of deal or no deal. so addressing those who think it was a big mistake to ever talk about taking no deal off the table. and he got lots of people excited really quickly by saying well, "we are basically going to leave at the back end of october, whatever happens," and that will be one of the big fault lines in the tory leadership contest, is who will say openly they are willing to leave without a deal, and who will say, absolutely not a chance, or i will do every thing in my possible power, but you know, i think also people get in a froth about everything borisjohnson says, he can change. shall i just say that? people are rolling back their chairs and yawning audibly, but that's a
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lie ina and yawning audibly, but that's a lie in a way because they are fixated on the european parliamentary elections and how it might affect big national government. otherwise they would be rolling back in the chairs and yawning because they have heard it all before. when i chat people today, they all say it will be no deal and we will be out by october, but let's wait and see. the general assumption is that the new prime minister will be asking for another extension because they will want to try to negotiate, renegotiate that brexit deal because they might want to hold a general election on the way they hold a deal with the eu, but how they speak to the eu, that will influence how open eu leaders are. especially when you have emmanuel macron, that if you have an arch brexiteers in the seat, they might want to use dirty tactics and
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that was the word of one diplomatic who was talking about a block on the eu budget and to say change the backstop. these are the scenarios that the eu is again planning but this has been for a long time because the demise has not come as a huge surprise. if this ends up with somebody who people in brussels don't know much about. for example, matt hancock, the health secretary and it looks unlikely at the moment, and it looks unlikely at the moment, and rory stewart who is international develop and secretary 01’ international develop and secretary or sajid javid, and they would know about him, but how do you think they would approach somebody who they don't know much about? it will come down to the position they come with because the whole process has been very paper—based and to come and explain what you mean based on people sitting round a table rather than being second—guessed by the eu
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from a distance so i think they will probably do a big formal effort that if they want to have a renegotiation of the withdrawal agreement, which i'm sure the eu would politely listen to the first request, they will want to see the details of the request and it's less about the person and more of the position, thatis person and more of the position, that is how the eu operates. it has to be said even today in anticipation of this. they will politely open the door and listen. they will listen with their fingers in theirears they will listen with their fingers in their ears because they've already said clearly that this is it, we are not budging, but ireland there will be prickles on the back of their neck because lee over radtke today was talking about the possibility of a no—deal brexit and renew my dutch prime minister but what he will worry about is prime minister who is seen to be serious about no deal in a way that theresa may was never believed to be serious about and whether that will split unity amongst the member states and whether some countries will say,
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maybe this, that and that will be something that dublin will worry about tonight. what i'm fascinated about tonight. what i'm fascinated about in the short term is whether the eu institutions will play a role in the tory leadership contest. here is my theory. we had jean—claude juncker saying that its second biggest regret in his political life was not intervening in the referendum to start with. that was to do with the tax stuff. that he got caught? i will leave that for him to answer. joking, allegations. alleged. that he did not do more fa ct alleged. that he did not do more fact checking during the eu referendum because david cameron saidi referendum because david cameron said i wasn't allowed to and some people will say that's an easy second biggest regret to have, mate but exhibit b, yesterday there was a little video from a northern irish twitter account that had a supposed quote from the secretary general ——
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general, his right—hand man which the commission disputes and put a big effort into denying the quote even though it was only on a twitter video that had 3000 followers. i wonder if you see a leadership candidate saying something wrong about the withdrawal agreement or impugned is the motives of the eu and their behaviour in the brexit process, whether the commission will find a way of saying you were wrong. and if you just put all of those things together it could be fascinating but they have the tension that they cannot be seen to interfere in domestic politics. and don't forget wider european politics, although i would say that, lam politics, although i would say that, i am relevant. when we reconvene in the early hours of monday because of the early hours of monday because of the european elections. if macron is further weakened and angela merkel, that will go either way because macron is the one saying no more extensions and merkel is the
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frontrunner saying more extensions. they might change their mind. and if they don't, it will be a more orderly brexit are not so chaotic and expensive. if those two are weakened, that could change the dynamic amongst the member states. on the subject of exploding the walls of broadcasting, whilst talking to the radio for six o'clock news which is nothing if not a formal bulletin of record where you imagine the person reading it out is ina bow imagine the person reading it out is in a bow tie and dinnerjacket. or a cocktail dress of its cathy clarkson. i was worried what you are going to say then. no beards. stop it. anyway, where was i? the piece about the runners and riders. i did contemplate saying that there is a piece by the racing correspondent andi piece by the racing correspondent and i was reading out the
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conservative telephone directory, really. it was just a list of name. graham brady. will you to be wearing cocktail dresses for the election night programme while me and chris wear a bow tie? i thought you were asking chris and laura.|j wear a bow tie? i thought you were asking chris and laura. i rarely broadcasting anything else. but if you have not watched the live version of the runners and riders in the leadership election race, please watch it, because it is hilarious. and also very accurate. we can invite all of you to join us. you've got a marathon, haven't you? adam and chris, you have got to tell it, remind the times. we have a five—hour radio marathon. that starts at 10am, uk time at 5live, 11am at radio four. midnight on the world service. i should say, theresa... you really have time on your hands. why not subscribe to a brexit informed podcast? i think she would really love that.
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you are not concentrating in the background there, we can hear gales of laughter. if you don't want to listen to the radio and instead watch the tele—box, katya will be on it as well. we will have another telly marathon and bits of brexitcast. we will be wearing our bowties, laura. maybe, that's a good idea. it is a good idea. goodbye, everyone. just a few things to talk about this week. in a moment we'll be joining huw edwards and the team for full coverage of tonight's results. we will go to brussels regularly and hear more from laura and katya and hear more from laura and katya and hear analysis across the continent and in the uk. now it's time for a look at the weather with alina jenkins. hello.
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it's been a mixed picture across the uk today. showers or longer spells of rain for some. a rather grey, gloomy scene in huddersfield earlier on this afternoon. for others, hardly any showers and some good spells of sunshine. what a contrast in waterbeach in cambridgeshire around about the same time. but it's been scotland that's seen the lion's share of the rain today, all tied in with this frontal system which will continue to linger across scotland over the next 24 hours. through this evening and overnight, our band of rain does sink its way a little bit further southwards, turning drier across the northern highlands, the northern isles, and that rain perhaps arriving into northern ireland, the far north of england by dawn. elsewhere, clear skies. cloud building across western fringes of england and wales later in the night. and a less muggy night, slightly fresher — nine to 11 celsius, butjust five or six for northern scotland. our rain band doesn't go very far tomorrow. it lingers across the central belt, southern scotland, northern ireland, the far north of england. elsewhere, some spells of sunshine but also some fairly frequent showers blowing through on this brisk west or northwesterly wind.
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east anglia, southeast england not seeing quite so many showers, but nowhere immune from a sharp shower. and a fresher feel, despite any sunshine. 13 to 17 celsius for most. just nine or ten for the far north of scotland. on into tuesday, the winds will lose some of their strength but they're still coming from the north or the northwest, and we'll still be seeing some showers generated as well. but cooler air continuing to sink its way southwards. so, temperatures down a notch compared to bank holiday monday. certainly a cooler feel for many. still some showers around on tuesday. looks like they're going to be focused across central, eastern and southeastern areas. best chance of seeing some rain across east anglia and southeast england this week will be on tuesday from those showers. fewer showers the further west you are. temperatures typically 12 to 17 celsius. as we go into wednesday, keep an eye on this area of high—pressure starting to build from the southwest. so, it should be, for most, a mainly dry day. i say "for most", because it looks like northern ireland, western fringes of scotland will still catch some showers. but elsewhere, aside from an isolated shower, it should be mainly dry.
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after a sunny start, the cloud just tending to build. but temperatures, for most, are going to be in the mid, maybe the high teens, across east anglia and southeast england. so, looking ahead to the week, it's going to be cooler. there will be some rain for some, but not for all. bye— bye.
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