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negotiations to be tough and she will take a firm stand. campaigning in the south west, mrs may makes her message to the head of the eu commission clear. during the conservative party leadership campaign, i was described by one of my colleagues as a "bloody difficult woman". and i said at the time that the next person to find that out would be jean—claude juncker. for more police in england and wales. so how much would 10,000 police officers cost? we believe it'll be about £300,000. £300,000 for 10,000 police officers? what are you paying them? diane abbott says she mis—spoke and got herfigures right in other interviews. also on tonight's programme: after the suicide of an anorexic teenager, an inquest blames in part a lack of support for the family. how new proposals to stop doping could mean previous world records by clean athletes could no longer stand. and the surfer rescued after 30 hours
drifting 13 miles in the irish sea. and coming up in the sport on bbc news, madrid is in for a spectacle tonight as real host neighbours atleti in the the first leg of their all—spanish champions league semifinal. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. following the leaked account of a tense meeting between the prime minister and the head of the european commission last week, theresa may has told the bbc she will be a "bloody difficult woman" in brexit negotiations and she's already made clear jean—claude juncker will discover that. she told our political editor, laura kuenssberg, that the negotiations with the eu will be tough and what matters in the coming election is making the right choice of leader to represent the uk's interests.
who wouldn't like a day by the cornish coast? who could be coming to town? we believe it's that nice theresa may. is that correct or not correct? strong and stable theresa. i'm not very keen. in fact, i'm very unkeen. i hope she comes sooner rather than later. i've got a bus to catch! the number ten suits, police by the fishing boats gave the game away. thank you, nice to see you, morning, morning. a serene scene compared to brutal briefings from brussels. thank you, nice to see you. during the conservative party leadership campaign, i was described by one of my colleagues as a "bloody difficult woman." and i said at the time the next person to find that out would be jean—claude juncker. and did he over the weekend? well, these are going to be tough negotiations, as we go ahead. i'm asking the british people to give me a mandate. did jean—claude juncker say to you brexit cannot be a success? i don't... look, i don't recall
the account that has been given of the meeting that took place. i think a lot of this is brussels gossip. it was a dinner in london and you were there — it's not brussels gossip, either he said it to you or he did not. the account, i think that the account that i have seen, a lot of that is brussels gossip, but what is important is that there is a key question for people when they come to this election. there will be 27 other eu countries on one side of the table, and who is going to be there standing up for the uk? it's either going to be me orjeremy corbyn. you wanted an early deal on eu citizens and brits abroad, they said no. you wanted parallel talks about our divorce deal and trade at the same time, they said no. that doesn't inspire confidence, does it? i've always said that there are complexities to this issue, and lots of detail that will need to be agreed. brexit is not the only issue... back her on brexit or not, for some voters, it's just not enough. there's massive problems with homelessness, house prices... polite maybe, but her first sharp encounter this campaign.
you're solely focusing on brexit. no, it's not... no, i know it isn't, but there is an impression. brexit has huge opportunities for us... boris johnson says it's about selling haggis to the americans. her team says she loves talking to voters, but what did that one make of her? the austerity cuts have been incredibly damaging, and we need a strong economy. i don't believe that brexit is going to take us into a strong economy. i've neverfelt, in my adult life, so depressed about the state of this country, i really haven't. those two are quite angry, they had a lot to say. i know they did, but it's too late to discuss that now — we're already going out, so why fight that? brexit is the backdrop to this election. the prime minister wants to use the circumstances to build her authorities, but whether here or
anywhere else, voters will make it absolutely plain it is not the only thing that will make up their mind. as that voter said steve on the cornish village, these should not all be about brexit, she was desperately worried that it is. we have already set out our plan for a stronger britain. this election, i genuinely believe, is the most important election the country has faced in my lifetime. we have an historic opportunity, it is an important moment of change for this country. doesn't this sound strange from someone who was home secretary for six years in the previous gunman? i was very proud to have served in david cameron's cabinet, but i am my own person, and we are ina but i am my own person, and we are in a different set of circumstances, andi in a different set of circumstances, and i want to look editor the long—term challenges that this country faces. almost exactly a year ago, prime minister, i asked you whether you thought you wanted to be leader of the country, and you laughed and off, saying there wasn't a vacancy. laughed and off, saying there wasn't
a vacancy. we all know what has happened since then, many of your mps and ministers believe this could bea mps and ministers believe this could be a transformational election in terms of the tories taking back swathes of the country, you cannot laugh that..., you read the polls to. i have always, throughout my political career, i have never predicted election results, and polls come out that good, and polls come out that bad, and the only one that counts is the one that takes place on the 8th ofjune. that counts is the one that takes place on the 8th ofjune. if elected, will you serve the full term until 2022? elected, will you serve the full term until2022? i have no intention of doing anything else because this is, asi of doing anything else because this is, as i say, an important time for oui’ is, as i say, an important time for our country. this so-called bloody difficult woman wants to stay on as your prime minister. persuading all of you? that might be difficult too. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, cornwall. and over the coming weeks, we'll be speaking to all the main party leaders. 0n the day the labour party announced a new flagship policy of taking on 10,000 extra police officers in england and wales, the shadow home secretary
appeared confused in a radio interview about how much it would all cost. diane abbott suggested a range of figures which varied by tens of millions of pounds. afterwards, ms abbott said she mis—spoke about labour's new policy and had got it correct in other interviews. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, insisted he wasn't embarrassed by her difficulties with the numbers. here's our deputy political editor, john pienaar. there, over the road, you know him, the labour leader, promising to make the labour leader, promising to make the streets safer, 10,000 more police on the beat, catching criminals and paid for by the better off, using capital gains tax the tories plan to cut. what we are putting forward is a proposal to increase police numbers, we are putting 10,000 more police officers out there because it is a question of community policing and community involvement. there are many causes for crime, and they have to all be addressed, it is a collective
approach. but labour has been hounded by tricky questions — could they afford it? the parties ingested same money could go on schools or welfare, just examples, they say now, and what about the money? how much were 10,000 police officers caught? well, if we recruit the 10,000 policemen and women over a full year period, we believe it will be about £300,000. £300,000? 10,000 police others is? what are you paying them? how much will they cost? they will cost... it will cost... um... about... about £80 million. i don't understand, 80 million. i don't understand, 80 million divided by 10,000, million. i don't understand, 80 million divided by10,000, equals 8000. what are these police officers
going to be paid? we will be paying them the average... has this been thought through? of course it has been thought through! but thousands, not millions, it is not the sort of thing which encourages people to trust you, is it? it has been clarified it will cost 300 million. diane has my full support. she clearly does, and it is £300 million, not 80. diane abbott brushed off the mix—up, or try to do. i do know my figures, i did seven interviews this morning, and i misspoke in the seventh, but i do know my figures. that settled that, 01’ know my figures. that settled that, ordid know my figures. that settled that, or did it? trust is a problem for some of the voters in this part of southampton, in one of the tiny handful of seats that labour holds in the south—east. handful of seats that labour holds in the south-east. i believe the tories run the country like a
business, where labour seems to borrow a lot of money and just rely on other people to pay it back later in life. what about jeremy corbyn? corbyn is not really my politician, although i have got a little bit of respect for the fact that he's more ofa respect for the fact that he's more of a labour man than they have had in the past. sincere and honest, he has got convictions? yes, yes, although i have not got a lot of faith in him as a politician. are you willing to give labour a chance? as long as they are willing to help the working class people. do you think they are in the business of doing that? i would like to think so. doing that? i would like to think so. this election is more about leadership, about the character of rivals than any i can remember since margaret thatcher first won, but policies that touch the lives of millions matter too, and law and order is one of those. labour was fighting to regain trust on policies and personalities, and the tories need that advantage. police funding
has been protected since the last election, but before that it was cut back severely. we have reduced the number of policemen on the street since 2010, but because they have been spending the money wisely and we have worked on reform, there has been a reduction of crime of nearly a third since 2010. we believe you can protect funding and also reduce crime. leaders like children at election time. jeremy corbyn seems to mean it, but he needs britain to like him enough to make him prime minister — that is a much bigger ask. john pienaar, bbc news, southampton. the former deputy prime minister and former liberal democrat leader, nick clegg, has said that "ordinary people" will pay the price of a "hard brexit" and warned people not to follow the conservatives to rule unopposed. in a campaign speech, mr clegg accused theresa may of seeking to "pull the wool" over voters' eyes about the damage brexit was already doing and urged people to vote for a "real opposition" — the liberal democrats. first minister nicola sturgeon has urged young people to back the snp so they can have a strong voice in westminster.
speaking at a rally in edinburgh, she said younger generations are being let down by the tory government. the green party say they will offer voters the chance of a second referendum with an option to remain in the eu. the party's election manifesto will include a pledge for a " ratification referendum" to be held after the eu has agreed the terms of brexit, if the majority of the electorate are unhappy with the final deal. well, let's go back to our political editor, laura kuenssberg, who is in plymouth this evening, back to your interview with theresa may, she was absolutely at pains at least to give the impression that she will play ha rd ball the impression that she will play hardball in these brexit negotiations. absolutely, the owner, and in the context of this election campaign and the brexit negotiations, there are going to be as many episodes of spin was as there are votes in plymouth harbour, but you are right, she is absolutely
refusing to budge from what she has been described as a difficult stance, and in this part of the country, where there are plenty of voters who have turned to ukip in recent yea rs, voters who have turned to ukip in recent years, that is standing up to brussels, that narrative might play quite well. but for her rivals, and those who say it could be a real problem if she stays on as prime minister and wins the election, it is precisely that approach, that refusal to budge, that could cause such long—term problems, because of course it is one thing to refuse to be pushed around, it is one thing to be pushed around, it is one thing to bea be pushed around, it is one thing to be a strong leader, but it is quite another to refuse to be realistic or refuse to listen. laura, in plymouth, thank you. and in the run—up to the election, bbc news at six would like you to let us know which issues you'd like us to look into. email email@example.com with your name, your contact details, the issue you want to raise and why. a jury at the inquest of a teenage anorexia sufferer who took her own life have found a lack of support for the family
was a contributing factor. pippa mcmanus, who was 15, died after being hit by a train near stockport. she'd been released from hospital five days earlier. the inquest found that there was not enough planning for her discharge and not enough communication with the family about her suicide risk. judith moritz reports. everyone called pippa mcmanus pip. asa everyone called pippa mcmanus pip. as a young child, she was full of energy, and she became obsessed with exercise and losing weight. her family filmed her pacing repeatedly up family filmed her pacing repeatedly up and down. anorexia had her in its gripfor up and down. anorexia had her in its grip for three years. she changed from a happy, healthy child to an emaciated girl weighing just four stone. at the age of 15, she decided to end her life. her parents were in court today as an inquestjury to end her life. her parents were in court today as an inquest jury found that his suicide was partly a result of the family receiving insufficient
support. pip spent her last three yea rs support. pip spent her last three years fighting against anorexia, malnutrition, depression and self harm. we believe the failings in our daughter's care from beginning to end resulted in her death. can you talk us through the difficulties that you had to cope with when she came home in those days? instantly, getting back into the struggle of the illness, wanting to take full control, putting the family and are quite a lot of pressure to get through what you would call a normal day's living. in 2014, pippa was sectioned under the mental health act and taken to the priory hospital in cheshire. she stayed for more than a year before being allowed to go home. when she was released from hospital, she had reached their target weight and was not considered a suicide risk, butjust five days afterwards, after a row with her
family about her excessive exercise, she ran out of the house saying that she ran out of the house saying that she was going to kill herself. she came here to a station nearby and took her own life. the jury found that pip's family hadn't been given enough information about her being a suicide risk at that point and that agencies supposed to help and works together. there was well documented concern about the fragmented and desperate state of mental health services for children and adolescents. the priory hospital says it will now consider the jury's findings. pip's parents want to open a centre to provide early help for other anorexia sufferers. judith moritz, bbc news, stockport. the time is 6.15pm. our top story this evening: theresa may has told the bbc she'll
bea theresa may has told the bbc she'll be a bloody difficult woman in the brexit negotiations. still to come: singing cilla — hopefuls line up for their bid to play the star in a new musical about her life. coming up in sportsday on bbc news: fresh from defending his title againstjohn higgins in a dramatic world snooker championship final, we'll be speaking to the world number one, mark selby, as he lifted the trophy at the crucible for a third time. some of the most famous records in athletics could be rewritten following proposals by the governing body of european athletics to address concerns over doping. the plans would mean that any athlete breaking a record before 2005 could lose their claim to it. paula radcliffe, who set a new marathon world record in 2003, condemned the plans, saying clean athletes were being penalised. here's our sports editor, dan roan. it's the pinnacle for every athlete, with a new world record comes a
place in the history books. commentator: he's done it again. i don't believe it! or so he thought. these are some of the competitors who could now be stripped of that honour. after last year's russian state sponsored doping scandal, some 110w state sponsored doping scandal, some now want all world records set before 2005 erased because the drug testing back then didn't match today's standards. the man behind the idea told me the sport had no choice. desperate times call for desperate measures. it's a revolutionary approach by european athletics we want to regain the trust of the public and ensure they can believe what they are watching. not a pr stunt as some have said? no. it's the evolution of the sport. it will address dark days in the sport. it may seem radical but athletics face as crisis of confidence. later thisle summer the sport's flagship
world championships take place here in london the danger is that every time an athlete does something special some will inevitably ask whether it was achieved clean. it's attempt to reboot track and field and restore much needed credibility. some athletes are furious. paula radcliffe, who risks losing her marathon world record said she was hurt and called the proposals cowardly. colinjackson held his record for nearly 13 years and still holds the 60 meters indoor record set in 1984. you can'ter raise history. that is what they are trying to do. we are painted by the same brush. we are all dope takers. it's not true. for us to have to suffer the consequences of others is very, very frustrating and annoying. athletics supremo lord coe said the idea could be ratified in august. records that have stood for decades
will be consigned to history if so. dan roan, bbc news. a british supporter of so—called islamic state group has been jailed for eight years after admitting five terror offences. the old bailey heard that samata ullah, a 34—year—old it expert from cardiff, hid extremist material on a computer memory stick disguised as cufflinks. he also created an online ‘library for terrorists‘ while working from his bedroom. a surfer, who survived for more than 30 hours clinging to his board in the irish sea, has been described as "extremely lucky" by the belfast coastguard who saved him. matthew bryce was reported missing when he failed to return from a trip off the argyll coast on sunday. he was eventually spotted by a helicopter after drifting 13 miles off shore. 0ur correspondent, chris buckler, reports. after more than a day drifting in the water, matthew bryce was found by the coastguard, floating miles from land. he was still by the surf board he left the argyll coast on on sunday morning, but when he was finally rescued,
on monday evening, he was halfway between northern ireland and scotland, and farfrom the beach near campbelltown where he'd gone for a day's surfing in blustery conditions. this picture, taken that morning, shows how challenging the waves would have been for surfers. he'd been surfing and when he attempted to recover to shore, we believe he suffered from some cramp and was unable to make his way against the tide. the current which flows through the north channel into the atlantic from the irish sea is very strong. that would have had an impact on how far he'd been drifted out. matthew bryce had last been seen at 9.00am on sunday morning in st catherines, in argyll, on his way to surf at westport beach. he was reported missing by his family when he didn't come home. a major search and rescue operation followed involving eight coastguard and rnli teams from both scotland and northern ireland, as well as a coastguard helicopter.
he was eventually found and rescued 13 miles out to sea from westport beach. that length of time in our waters, you know, overnight in the darkness, it must have been frightening for him. certainly, i think another night of that, i'm afraid, i just think we wouldn't have such a happy ending. the big waves around both scotland and northern ireland can carry big risks, but they attract many surfers and being prepared and wearing a good wetsuit may well have saved matthew bryce's life. when he was plucked from the sea, he was suffering from hypothermia, but conscious, rescued just as evening was approaching and, in the coastguard's own words, "extremely lucky to have been found." after spending more than 30 hours out at sea, it will come as no surprise that matthew bryce is said to be exhausted. however, he's expected to make a fum recovery. from his hospital bed he thanked
those involved in rescuing him as well as those caring for him, describe them all as "heroes." those thoughts have been echoed by his family. they reported him missing on sunday. they said receiving that phone call last night, saying he was found alive and relatively well, felt like winning the lottery. chris buckler in ballycastle, thank you. auditions have been taking place in liverpool today to find the next star to play the role of cilla black, the singer and entertainer, who died suddenly following a fall at her spanish villa two years ago. a west end musical will celebrate cilla's early life. 0ur entertainment correspondent, colin paterson, has been to meet some of those aspiring to the starring role. a lorra lorra cillas. # what's it all about, alfie? # is it just for the moment we live...# more than 400 of them, all hoping to land the lead role in cilla the musical. #so...#.
# anyone who had a heart... # would take me... # in his arms and... # love me too, oh #. the idea — anyone can have a part. 0pen auditions are being held around the country, starting in cilla black's hometown of liverpool. now, have you changed your hair colour especially for today? i haven't, actually. this has been changed for about a year, so... i grew up with her, my nanny used to absolutely adore her. and at what stage do the rollers come out? as soon as i get in there. # closing in around me...# the new musscle is based on the itv drama, cilla, starring sheridan smith. helping cast her this time, cilla's son. we're talking about 18 to 25, she wasn't the polished consummate performer that we sort of know, she was starting out. so you've got to get that sort of confidence, but vulnerability at the same time, yes. check you have your form with you. finally, it was time for the cilla wannabees to step inside. how are you going to prove to them in that room that you are cilla? if i burst in and shout —
"surprise, surprise!" i don't know. and, afterwards? 0k, how was it? erm, ok, i think. i was a little bit nervous and it's very early for singing, but i think it went all right. by the end of the month, this lot will find out if it's ta—ra to their dreams. colin patterson, bbc news, liverpool. time for a look at the weather, here's nick miller. details coming in aboutjust how dry a month april was. look at this. if you were in the brown area you were dryer than average. blue above average. there isn't a lot of blue a lot of brown. edinburgh and london a few millimetres of rain the whole month. there isn't very much rain in this forecast. there has been warmth around today, particularly across
western scotland. here is one weather watcher. the warmest day of the year, 21 celsius in scotland. the breeze will stay with us for several more days to come. we have seen several more days to come. we have seen isolated showers in england this afternoon. they will fade away this afternoon. they will fade away this evening. later in the night, patchy rain could feed into east anglia and the far south—east of england, not very much. clearer skies across the north and west, some spots close to freezing especially in the glens of scotland. fogging patches around early in the day in scotland. scotland and northern ireland will have sunshine, elsewhere in england the cloud will increase. it will feel cool with the cloud and breeze anywhere along the north sea coast. warm in earn scotland, not as
warm as today. showers into wednesday night and thursday into southern parts of the uk. few and far between. sunny spells in northern england, northern ireland and scotland. the weather pattern will stay with us into the weekend. high pressure keeping most places dry. the breeze off the sea keeping it chilly along the east coast. best of the sunshine in the west thank you. a reminder of our main story: following the leaked account of a tense brexit