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from the man who represents all the other 27 member states, donald tusk, here in brussels and he says there is no time to lose. brexit is definitely an issue but it has a whole load more, problems with immigration, worries about russia and an uncorrectable american president. it once brexit done and dusted and any uncertainty is worrying for the eu as well as the uk. although there is a lot of uncertainty and chaos in the uk today, as far as the eu is concerned, there is no reason why theresa may with the support of the dup could not choose now a chief exit negotiator and send him or her here as planned to start the first phase of the bush asians and the 19th ofjune. those talks were a lwa ys 19th ofjune. those talks were always going to be extremely practical in nature. what will they talk about and in which order? won't be now wants to hear is, will theresa may push forward as before ona hard theresa may push forward as before on a hard brexit and an exit from the single market and the customs
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union or will she be softening the government ‘s tone what the uk is looking for. that will impact negotiations. will she survive the summer? that will impact as well. the is worried that after this election, they wanted a strong prime minister. they did not mind the political flavour but summary in place for the duration of the negotiations and not somebody which he would be beholden to smaller groups in or outside their own party because that could mean you turning and changing their minds in the middle of negotiations. the eu is not rubbing its hands with glee, it once a dealjust as mad as the uk. it has a little bit less to lose but if there is no deal between the two sides, that will mean big problems for european businesses, eu citizens living in the uk and that is a big concern as well as of the uk walks away without paying anything at all, there will be a huge hole in the eu budget so concern here to get on with things and as soon as the. in wales, the labour party had
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a strong night taking back a number of seats from the conservatives. labour ended up with 28 seats, while the tories took eight and plaid cymru won four. the results represent a blow to the tory party who had hoped to make gains in pro—brexit areas. plaid cymru won four seats and the liberal democrats lost their only welsh mp. our wales correspondent wyre davies reports. the labour party in wales welcomes new mps when just weeks ago they had been told to expect a electoral defeat. taking three seats from the conservatives, labour are still the biggest party here. its leader in wales adamant that was achieved because of and not despitejeremy corbyn‘s leadership. he helped us o get that mountain. you have to give credit where credit‘s june. he had tremendous energy. he went around britain, he listened to people. young people are galvanised. in wales, as elsewhere, those young people ignored traditional media and made up their own minds about
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jeremy corbyn‘s abilities. right at the start of this campaign, wales was one place that conservatives really thought they could make unprecedented gains. it where theresa may coined that mantra, strong and stable. but at some point, the tide turned against her and her party. what seems to have happened, what really happened is that the smaller parties, plaid cymru and the liberal democrats have faded away and centre—left vote in wales has gone and sat firmly in the labour column. indeed, the lib dems were squeezed out, losing their only seat here to the welsh nationalists, who also got a slightly lower share of the overall vote. it has been a difficult election, yes. certainly it was run between tory, labour, corbyn, may, and it was difficult for us to get in there. theresa may made the fateful decision to call this decision while on holiday in north wales, a decision which cost her party here dear. wyre davies, bbc news, gower. the pound fell overnight against the dollar by two per cent
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and by the euro by 1.5 per cent. it's the biggest fall this year but far less than the aftermath of the brexit vote lastjune, when it plunged more than io%. our business editor simon jack is in the city of london for us. the markets are not getting any better at this politics stuff. i could many other pundits, they had factored in a solid majority for a theresa may and when i did not happen, you can see what happened there to the value of the pound. a very sharp fall. a hung parliament is precisely the kind of uncertainty that markets aimlessly hate. from then, the discussion goes on to what kind of brexit are we going to get? perhaps a softer form of brexit than what was advertised by theresa may draws this lack of political consensus mean we could get a disorganised and chaotic exit? one thing ‘s for sure, the business
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leaders i have spoken to are decided around one conclusion, this is the worst possible outcome. they have seen it as a precious waste of time in preparing for those crucial brexit negotiations with no political consensus emerging at the end of it so they are worried that the clock is ticking and we are behind. we are not so prepared, we are going into this stumbling to the table rather than striding into it. the market is stilljittery at the moment, looking for some clear direction. this snap election had the highest turnout since 1997 when tony blair won a landslide victory. it was nearly 70 per cent which was up by two per cent and one million extra peoplejoined the electoral roll since the end of last year. turnout increased more in seats with young people — and labour's vote advanced most in areas of increased turnout. danny savage has been to the constitutency of leeds north west to look at the impact of the youth vote. this constituency had a popular lib
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dem mp but the student vote here has turned leeds north west to labour. young voters, energised by the mantra and policies ofjeremy corbyn. i think it's great and i'm so corbyn. i think it's great and i'm so grateful to all young people who turned and voted and showed the tories that people matter, that the young matter and they've changed the face of politics in this country for good. many people see his economics don't stack up, that it will cost money in tax. does it bother you? absolutely not. i think tax, for what we get with our tax, you cannot put a price on that. the nhs but we've got is so valuable and for me, and a medical student, so there's no way i will be voting for the conservatives. this was the moment last night when the student effect came home to roost. 20,000. the
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effect of the young but has been felt in many other student cities such as canterbury, cambridge and plummet. we managed not only to end these people and people who had not voted before, but get him to the polling station and it is something most of us are quite cynical about. west yorkshire was one of those places where thousands turned out to listen to jeremy corbyn places where thousands turned out to listen tojeremy corbyn during the campaign. he may not have won overall but that doesn't seem to matter. he's interesting, he stands up matter. he's interesting, he stands upfor matter. he's interesting, he stands up for what he believes in, he's a principled man but i do respect a lot. he's done a lot to help the youth vote and that is what irony ca re youth vote and that is what irony care about. what this result shows is that in the student hartland ‘s jeremy corbyn reached voters but others did not. with that, the political map changed and there was a result that many people were not expecting. labour performed strongly in areas with universities and in
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cambridge, they sign an old but familiar refrain. we'll keep the red flag flying. our assistant political editor norman smith is with me. i'm sure this is a conversation they are having right now inside number ten, what went wrong? almost all other self—inflicted. one was a catastrophic campaign devised in downing street which reached its limit without social care catastrophe. also theresa may vasek pospisil personality. she began her campaign seemingly walking on the water. as the electorate got to know her, her character seemed to trip by refusing to give detail and take pa rt refusing to give detail and take part in debates. three was a 118 on brexit. tory mps were hit hard in their constituencies but there was a lazy assumption that the ukip vote would go lock, stock and barrel to the tories. it didn't lastly,
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crucially, in place and see. massive, one—dimensional complacency. that jeremy corbyn massive, one—dimensional complacency. thatjeremy corbyn was a no—hoper. complacency. thatjeremy corbyn was a no-hoper. this snap general election was all about strengthening the prime minister ‘s hands in brexit negotiations. what happens now? the one thing does not happen is the certainty this election was meant to provide. instead we have com plete meant to provide. instead we have complete uncertainty. theresa may says the talks will begin in nine days' time but i don't think people expect her to be there to see the talks through. it seems to me she no longer has the majority in parliament to pursue the sort of brexit she wants including leaving the single market and already we're hearing voices from figures in the liberal democrats saying the whole approach has to be rethought. those who remain tories saying we need to talk about staying inside the single market and even a figure like nigel farage, mr brexit himself, saying he
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fears the whole brexit question has been reopened and there is now a possibility of a second referendum. time for a look at the weather. here's jay wynne. we will start with a quick look into the atlantic and you can see this huge area of cloud heading our way tonight and tomorrow. it has been mist by, we have seen some spells of sunshine, particularly around the coast but inland, a fair deal of cloud. this was the view in devon not so long ago. the showers will fade away from the west. after some early showers in wheels m, it is much drier through the afternoon. the cloud will increase but a lot of dry and bright weather here. 17 or 18 degrees. but with thicker cloud
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and a scattering of showers on and off in east anglia but much of northern england and the midlands, it's at a decent afternoon. 18 or 19 degrees and summer in northern ireland. eastern scotland is still at risk of a few showers. the showers that we do see on the eastern side, they know the northern sea and then we look towards the west for that weather system the head as way. turning quite wet in some parts of wheels mike and northern ireland. but in scotland stays dry. here we will dip into single figures but for most, a fairly mild night. the big picture for the start of the weekend, there is that low, lots of isobars wrapped around it so it will be quite breezy. we have those weather fronts bringing rain to the north and west but things to improve in northern areas. it stays quite windy and a pretty wet day for northern england, wales and the south—west. down in the south east, it should be dry and
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warm that sunshine. 25 degrees quite easily. most other places, high teens. saturday evening, but rain staggers its way southwards. by the end of the night, around 15 or 16 degrees. elsewhere, around 13 or 1a. as we get on in the sunday, it will bea as we get on in the sunday, it will be a day of sunny spells and scattered showers. maybe a spot or two of rain in the south but much of england and wales is looking at pretty reasonable weather. into the early pa rt pretty reasonable weather. into the early part of next week, italy only the far north—west of the uk at risk of rain but for most of us, this area of high pressure building in and that should settle things down nicely. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me. in a moment on bbc one the news where you are, but first lets look back at the memorable moments or a remarkable night. have a good afternoon. what we are saying is, the
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conservatives are the largest party. no, they don't have an overall majority at this stage. this doesn't seem majority at this stage. this doesn't seem to look like certainty and stability. we'll leave the red flag flying! last conservative seats, lost support, and lost confidence. i would have thought that was enough to go actually. the country needs a period of stability and whatever the results are, the conservative party will ensure that we fulfil our duty
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in ensuring that stability.|j declare that: james clark is elected to serve in the uk parliament. are you stepping down, mr clegg?|j have just been to see her majesty, the queen. and i will now form a government. it is clear that only the conservatives and unionist party have legitimacy and ability to provide that certainty by commanding a majority in the house of commons. now, let's get to work. good afternoon live from the heart of westminster which is still coming to terms today with the general election result that left the
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country but they hung parliament. theresa may has been to buckingham palace to seek permission to form a new government on the understanding she has secured the support of ulster‘s dup which has ten mps and could give her a narrow oldest working majority. labour is celebrating its gains, 29 more seats and jeremy corbyn is offering to form a minority administration shoot theresa may's ever to stumble. it was not a bad nightjust that the tories. the snp also took a thumping, losing 21 seats though it still remains scotland's largest party. nicola sturgeon conceded that talk of a second independence referendum played a part in her party ‘s losses. one of the big stories of the night was how voters returned to the two big parties in england labour and the conservatives, with smaller parties losing but share. the election of 2017 has breathed new life into the old 2—party system. as we were
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coming on airwith old 2—party system. as we were coming on air with the letter from donald tusk, the president of the european union council, a key figure in britain's brexit negotiations. he has sent a letter to theresa may. not that much in it but the tone is interesting. he says in behalf of the european council, dear prime minister, i would like to congratulate you on your reappointment as a minister. our shared responsibly and urgent task is to conduct the negotiations on the u:k.'s is to conduct the negotiations on the u: k.'s withdrawal is to conduct the negotiations on the u:k.'s withdrawal from the eu and the best possible spread securing the least destructive outcome of our citizens, businesses and countries by march 2019. he talks about the time frame of article 50 which is triggered the brexit process and bitterly what the letter says is, i really want to get on with it, no change in the timetable. donald tusk to prime minister theresa may. we'rejoined now by peter mandelson. how disappointed are you thatjeremy
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corbyn has done so well?|j disappointed are you thatjeremy corbyn has done so well? i am very pleased that my party, the labour party, is now in a position where it is able to influence the course of events and where the country goes from here. obviouslyi events and where the country goes from here. obviously i would have preferred the labour party to win, i preferred the labour party to win, i prefer the labour party to be forming a government today. even with jeremy corbyn? forming a government today. even withjeremy corbyn? we came a good second and if we're going to do better in the next election, and that may come sooner than we think, believe we have to make certain changes on adjustments. we got to broaden our appeal and if we do that, and use this election as a springboard, as a platform for the next, i think we have a very good chance of forming an ex—government. how likely is that to happen given thatjeremy corbyn's position has never been stronger. he will feel vindicated. he has been very strong which has led him to come in a reasonable second, the reasserting
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the labour party as one of the two dominant political parties in british politics. his approach has exceeded, if you like, in consolidating the opposition but within the labour party but obviously to win an election, you have to take very many more tory held seats and make them labour. that means you got to persuade hundreds of thousands more people in the country who are presently supporting the conservative party. you never thought he could do this, could you? no, i did not. iwas you never thought he could do this, could you? no, i did not. i was very wrong. iam could you? no, i did not. i was very wrong. i am very prized. an earthquake has happened in british politics. i did not see it and i acknowledge that he has been very sure—footed in this campaign. he has been able to inspire a lot of very strong, very passionate support amongst people in the country, but now he's got to go beyond that. if
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he wants the labour party to win the next election and, first, as opposed toa next election and, first, as opposed to a good second, then he's got to build on what he has achieved here and in building honours, he has got to be, in my view, very much more ecumenical in his approach starting with the labour party itself. but wouldn't he say, i want the socialist manifesto, i got momentum andi socialist manifesto, i got momentum and i mean momentum behind me and things are going my way. the early election was good? one small fact, he did not win, he came second. he did improve the position and i think that in a very real sense, he improved the position on the basis of his appeal and his personality and the character that people saw in him for the first time. i don't think however that if he keeps to exactly the same policies and programmer has at the moment, he will be able to broaden labour support sufficiently to get those
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tory vote and those tory seats in order to form an overall majority in an experiment. your third jeremy corbyn would be badly and go. now we have had an early election and he has done well and there is no question of him going. he's not going anywhere. he's remaining as leader of the labour party but that is not the same as putting the labour


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