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this is bbc news at apm. i'm annita mcveigh at westminster, where senior government ministers have warned theresa may to change her leadership style, as she reshuffles her cabinet. damain green is moved from work and pensions to the cabinet office. trade secretary liam fox has also entered number ten in the past few minutes. perverse is this even street where —— this is the scene in downing street where an announcement is expected on further appointments soon. there is open speculation by senior conservatives over the prime minister's future. theresa may is a dead woman walking. it's just how long she's going to remain on death row. what's your guess? i think we will know very shortly. i mean we could get to next week and it all collapses for her. downing street is forced to clarify its position over a deal with the dup. its leader, arlene foster, says nothing is finalised on reaching a deal.
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one that would bring would bring stability to the nation, and those discussions continue. we have made good progress but that discussions continue. downing street is forced to clarify its position labour leader, jeremy corbyn, says there could be another election soon and he is preparing an alternative queen's speech. we are ready and able to forward a serious programme which would have support in this country. i'm shaun ley, with the rest of the day's news : the fake suicide belts designed to spread terror in the london bridge attack. police say anyone seeing the belts worn by the attackers would have it was almost pandemonium, people were running. at that point, there were still lots of shots ringing out. i didn't know whether they were us or the bad guys. three british men are detained after a passenger plane made an unplanned landing in germany after the pilot was alerted to a suspicious conversation on board. the tv presenter richard hammond is recovering in hospital after his car crashed and burst into flames while filming in switzerland. and england win a world
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football trophy for the first time since 1966 — they beat venezuela 1—0 in the under 20s world cup final. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. good afternoon from westminster where the fallout from the general election very much continues. the first details for theresa may's cabinet reshuffle is trickling out of downing street. our correspondent ellie price is in downing street. in the last minute we have heard to david gauke, what formerly a minister, has avoided to secretaries of state for work and pensions. that
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was damian green's job, of state for work and pensions. that was damian green'sjob, who has moved to secretary of state for the cabinet office. more crucially he is the first secretary of state would effectively mixing one of the most senior cabinet members in the cabinet. —— makes him one of the most senior cabinet members. it has been passed by george osborne, william hague and peter mandelson. but gives you a sense of that important. it is a sort of deputy pm role. we are yet to hear whether theresa may will introduce that in her cabinet. we have also seen liam fox, secretary of state for international development, walk up the street and liz truss who is justice secretary ‘s, and justin green who was education secretary. no word from any of them if they have moved or what theirjobs might be. there is a flurry of activity in downing street. we do know, it is important to find out, some of the big jobs had already been taken or
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no movement. the home office, foreign office, treasury and david davis as the brexit secretary, and michael fallon as the defence secretary. we are getting a sense of her cabinet now. how important is this for theresa may as she attempts to show the world that it is business as usual? i think you have another arrival there. business as usual? i think you have another arrival therei business as usual? i think you have another arrival there. i think that is david livingstone who is the leader of the house. are you keeping yourjob? no word from him, funny that. not a lot of talking as people go into downing street. sometimes they are more keen to talk on their way back out. you are asking how important matters for theresa may. obviously, she has faced some real challenges, that is there to say, in the past few days. of course, her majority has fallen away and now she
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must form a government with the help of the dup. i think there was a sense that she may have wa nted have wanted a change of cabin is rather more had she had a stronger hand and moore street and a stronger majority —— more seats. there will bea majority —— more seats. there will be a sense that she wants to bring the party together, she may not be able to move it in the image that she wanted to do. there were suggestions that liam fox will be shuffled out and other names were in the fray. it would seem at the moment, not huge changes being made in the cabinet. yesterday, we saw the departure of two. david gauke living there, are you pleased with your newjob? living there, are you pleased with your new job? a living there, are you pleased with your newjob? a promotion? —— leaving there. no word from david gauke either. yesterday we saw two of theresa may's advisers leave. there were concerns that two of
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those advisers had played a key role in the defeat at the election and needed to go. there will be a sense now, reflected by the defence secretary this morning, the cabinet will need to be more collegiate and theresa may needs to listen more to her cabinet colleagues and her backbenchers. we are seeing the beginnings of up with this reshuffle now. 0k, early, for the moment, thank you. i figured now. 0k, early, for the moment, thank you. ifigured i'd be worth just popping away from you briefly to catch up with an overview of today's events but we will be back in downing street shortly, i'm sure, for more arrivals and departures. as we have been hearing, many westminster voices including political opponents, saying today that theresa may is in an extremely vulnerable position. labour leader jeremy corbyn says he's ready to fight another election in the next few months or early next year. there is sajid javid walking into downing street. let's find out what happened to him. our political correspondent,
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leila nathoo reports. deal or no deal — confusion last night from downing street over whether the dup had already decided to back theresa may and give her the majority she lacks. this morning, clarification that talks were still ongoing. we had very good discussions yesterday with the conservative party in relation to how we could support them in forming a national government that would bring stability to the nation, and those discussions continue. we have made good progress but the discussions continue. no detail yet on what they will demand in return. will they are socially conservative views clash with a tory party wanting to modernise? there will be no formal coalition, at most, only support for key votes. this is what is traditionally called a confidence and supply arrangement, where the dup will support us on big things like voting for the queen's
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speech, budget and finance. they support us on defence, on the big issues. it will be a fragile arrangement. doubts over how long the prime minister can last. theresa may is a dead woman walking, it'sjust how long she will remain on death row. i think we will know very shortly. in other words, we could easily get to the middle of next week and it all collapses. she is flawed, in a desperate situation. our position is untenable, and i think she knows that. if theresa may manages to hold on here, there will be huge questions of the polity she will be able to get through. even with dup support, the majority will be tiny and she will likely have to ditch contentious parts of her manifesto. and with brexit negotiations starting in just over a week, her challenge is to get her party and parliament behind her approach. the fact is that if the tory party doesn't lance the boil of brexit,
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you are opening the doors for corbyn‘s premiership. he wants thatjob now and says he is ready to govern. he will amend the queen's speech, putting forward what he says is an alternative vision for the country. we have a minority government relying on the dup to get business through the house of commons when they have no agreement on key issues. it seems to be chaotic. we are quite ready and able to put forward a serious programme which obviously has massive support in this country. she thought she would win more support, now it is her looking to others to stand beside her. wishaw sajid javid who was communities and local government, a
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minute ago, but first we can talk to sir vince cable of the liberal democrats. good afternoon. thank you for taking the time to talk to us this afternoon. what do you think, looking at the reshuffle, what do you think the pro—eu branch of the conservative party are going to get out of this? they are in the much stronger position than they were. the reason for that is theresa may's overall position, the government's overall position, the government's overall position, the government's overall position is weaker, it has to reach out to other parties. labour, the snp, and ourselves. and try and produce a consensual approach to brexit which means a softer approach in effect. that strengthens those position in the cabinet, more realistic and looking at tory ministers. i would welcome them playing a bigger role, they
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have kept their heads down so far and i'd like to see more of them.“ so, do you think the pro—brexit branch of the party will tolerate that? do you think that will have an impact on how long theresa may can stay as party leader and by minister? it's not my job to guess how the head banger element behave, they have the disruptive, destroyed john major's premiership, made things difficult for david cameron which is where he lurched into the premiership. i hope that the prime minister and more sensible people in the cabinet stands firm and realise that they have to talk to the country and not the handful, or bigger than handful of group of rather disruptive conservative mps. they have had their day, and the election result made it clear that the next government is going to have
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to talk to everybody and engage the people who want us to keep many of the key features of the european union, while respecting the referendum result. i was interested to read something you wrote about working together, politicians working together, politicians working together, politicians working together in the national interest. he said that your party's experience of being in coalition had killed, perhaps for a generation, the idea of growing up politics. it doesn't sound as though you actually, although you like the idea of politicians working together for the nation, it doesn't sound like you think that is going to happen? sadly, alex burns was not a happy one. we did our best and we —— our experience was not a happy one. we did our best. if this was a well organised democracy like germany, labour and tories would sit down together working together to sort it out. they would talk about a grand coalition even. —— grand coalition. we area
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coalition even. —— grand coalition. we are a much more divided society, though, than modern germany and that won't happen. what i think sensible people do is put aside the issue of forming coalitions, get this government functioning and its agreement with the dup providing it transparent and protects the agreement, if that functions. the other parties should work together with the government on specific issues and brexit is the obvious one. there are these big long—term problems like personal care and pensions, and industrial strategy, that keep getting shelved because every government feels it has to reinvent the wheel. it is possible that theresa may could help rescue a much better way of governing, which ina more much better way of governing, which in a more consensual approach and reaching out to other people in other parties and doing things together. in the interest of getting your thoughts on any arrangement the dup with the conservatives will come
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to. that arrangement will be very different from the former coalition of the lib dems. —— lib dems and conservatives. it's not an easy relationship as various members of your party have said since then. well, confidence and supply can work and some people remember the days of labour and and some people remember the days of labourandjim callaghan and some people remember the days of labour and jim callaghan which worked with the then liberal party, and it did do provide stability in difficult times. the relationship with the dup has to be based on two very central proposition. the first is any agreement they reached has to be completely transparent and out in the open. in 2010, when the lib dems we re the open. in 2010, when the lib dems were involved in this, we had a transparent coalition agreement. anything with the dup has to be similar. the second as we have two separate out the issues of the
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governments of northern ireland where the british government has to be totally impartial between the different parties. and the issues of government the uk. that will be tricky that if they get that right than i can see that the conservative - dup than i can see that the conservative — dup arrangement could potentially work. sir vince cable, thanks for joining us. we can head back now to downing street. our correspondent ali price is still there for us. she has been for much of the afternoon. any further news, early? in the last few minutes, liz truss came out with a smile on herface few minutes, liz truss came out with a smile on her face with possibly belied how she really felt. she was justice secretary and is now chief secretary to the treasury. which is still a senior ministerial role which means she doesn't have her own department to look after. however, she was still a stand: michael
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attend cabinet. that was the job of david gauke who was seen as a safe pairof david gauke who was seen as a safe pair of hands. he is i'm just getting word we are getting another. it's jeremy hunt, i'm just getting word we are getting another. it'sjeremy hunt, the health secretary as was. are you expecting any job? will you health secretary as was. are you expecting anyjob? will you get a newjob? jeremy expecting anyjob? will you get a new job? jeremy hunt expecting anyjob? will you get a newjob? jeremy hunt burke, who of course was the health secretary, who has been in charge of a controversial time with various strikes and problems in the department for health, we await easily to see if he stays. i suspect not because it seems everyone who has gone it has not kept theirjobs. probably a move forjeremy hunt. we will talk lets talk about damian green, a close friend of the by minister. he has now been moved to first
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secretary of state would sound ceremonial but is important. it was held in the past by george osborne, william hague and peter mandelson. it is effectively the most senior member of the cabinet. that is, actually, something of a promotion for him. he is also ministerfor the cabinet office. we have had great clout has kept his job as the business secretary. —— greg clark has captained job. sajid javid, the communities secretary has walked in. so has liam fox, who came in early. he is the secretary of state for international trade, a real brexit here. there have been rumours he would be shuffled out but he still has a job, we will find out what he is. le, one of the comments after the election result was that labour has achieved the progress that as it had made because of its focus on bread—and—butter issues rather than,
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say, brexit. as we watch this reshuffle in downing street, you have to ask the question with the brexit negotiations due to start in a week, it seems for the conservatives the focus will be an brexit, still, rather than necessarily those other issues?|j think necessarily those other issues?” think that that is probably right. this is an election that was called, theresa may said it was an election about brexit. as you say, those talks are due to start within the next couple of days. there is also a feeling, as you say, this was an election about brexit and there needs to be some real focus on the other areas. there is also a sense that theresa may before the ma nifesto that theresa may before the manifesto will have to be very, very slimmed down. watered down if you like. if it has any chance of getting through. we have from graham brady, chairman of the 1922 committee of backbenchers, he is 80 leaderfor the
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committee of backbenchers, he is 80 leader for the grammar schools, the expansion of grammar schools which was a key election pledge. he accepted that is unlikely to happen now. there will be a sense that a lot of the manifesto pledges can't be realised. as you say, brexit still remains a crucial issue. also worth noting, as well, we had the michael fallon the descent oosthuizen defence —— the defence secretary michael fallon who said it will now be a collegiate cabinet. her to advisers yesterday resigned from their role. it must now be collected and collegiate in the way they run the government. they are starting to see that. thank you, we will leave you in downing street for now. back there shortly, no doubt. we have had some movement today on the issue of the impact of any deal with the dup
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that the conservatives might make. obviously, big concern is that that might have an impact, a negative impact on efforts to get talks going again to restore the northern ireland assembly. we have heard from the irish prime minister, the taoiseach, enda kenny, who tweeted that he had had a telephone conversation with theresa may indicating the concerned that nothing should happen to the good friday agreement at risk and absence of nationalists voiced in westminster. it should be said that sinn fein have a policy of abstention and don't take up their seats in parliament. of course, the nationalist sdlp as a result of this election now have no mps left at westminster. but a response as well, number ten to what the irish promise has had to say. let's get more on
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that with john campbell who is has had to say. let's get more on that withjohn campbell who is in belfast. it was interesting, we were talking earlier today about the fact that there had not been any response to the concerns about the impact by deal with the dup might have on the northern ireland political process, but then that enda kenny phone call and sweet and now the response from number ten? is worth reminding ourselves about the good friday agreement which underpins power—sharing in northern ireland and the peace process. that says the british and irish governments must act with impartiality when it comes to treating the parties with northern ireland. there is some concern with nationalism but now the conservatives are relying on the dup to prop up for the british government will no longer be impartial. i think that is what the phone call from enda kenny to theresa may was about. he was saying, be careful now. noah tanner
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said —— numberten saying, be careful now. noah tanner said —— number ten said the talks and position are unchanged and they will continue to act in concert with the irish government. thank you for that, john campbell. news of the reshuffle, the main development here taking the attention away from questions of theresa may's leadership, although it will be no doubt that those questions will continue. much more from their scene but now for the other news. downing street says there's been no change to plans for donald trump to visit the uk. number ten issued a statement in response to a story in the guardian newspaper, reporting that the us president has told theresa may in a phone call that he didn't not want to come until the british public supports a visit. the statement said there'd be no comment on speculation about the contents of private phone conversations. meanwhile in the us, mr trump has accused the former fbi head james comey of cowardice by leaking accounts of his meetings with the president.
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mr comey, who was sacked last month, has accused the president of putting pressure on him to drop an investigation into alleged links between his election campaign and russia. a service has taken place this morning at a re—opened southwark cathedral to remember those who died in the london bridge terror attack. meanwhile police have released pictures of the fake suicide belts the three attackers were wearing when they struck last saturday night. here's our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford. southwark‘s medieval cathedral, caught up last saturday in a 21st—century atrocity. this morning, for the first time since the london bridge attack, it opened its ancient doors to worshippers again. just over a week ago, this cathedral and this community witnessed terrible things which should not have happened. a young nurse gave her life by the entrance to montague chambers, trying to save a fellow human being under attack. others suffered terribly, and many more would have been killed
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and injured had it not been for the rapid and effective response from the police. overnight, scotland yard released these pictures of the fake suicide belts the men had constructed in the top floor bedsit in east ham from plastic bottles and duct tape. the plan, apparently, to instil more terror during the rampage with knives through borough market. during the horror, police officers created a safe shelter and casualty station in the katzenjammers bar. the inspector in charge of that unit explaining what it was like to be caught up in what he called pandemonium. there were still shots ringing out, then a stream of people came out the market, running and screaming. so we literallyjust pushed them into the basement of the pub. it was quite a big venue, and it seemed like the
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safest place to put a large volume of people at that time so it was out of harm's way. the police search of the crime scene at borough market is now over. it should reopen in the next few days, though detectives investigating last saturday's carnage are still working through mountains of cctv footage. there were no new arrests overnight. our correspondent richard lister is outside the cathedral for us. how would you characterise the mood there today? this is the first time there today? this is the first time the cathedral has been opened since those attacks, it must have been an occasion of mixed emotions? yes, it's been interesting. when i first got here early this morning, the place was very quiet, very deserted, people were coming through in ones and twos. there were quite a lot of
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players coming through, also in pairs, walking through. there were police cars coming true even though the police cordon was lifted yesterday. there was a sense things weren't back to normal but now the proud the coming through it feels more like it was before the attack. you can fill sees signs of the attack, the boarded—up doorfrom where police made a forced entry into the cathedral saturday night in the search for spennymoor suspects involved in the attack. you can see borough market is not back to normal. there is tape across there. some traders have been allowed back m, some traders have been allowed back in, they are assessing what losses they have. suffered and any damage to their property. some properties we re to their property. some properties were damaged in the market and we don't expect borough market to reopen for several days, to stay at the earliest. things are not back to
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normal yet, but i think the fact people are unable to come through this area now, which is very popular with tourists. borough market is a lwa ys with tourists. borough market is always a bigger attraction and there are other attractions on the river too. just a bigger attraction and there are other attractions on the river too. just assign the art —— things are coming back. services today reflected on the tragedy that occurred here week ago. the final service at 6pm is a service of lament, i think that tells you all that to know about all this area has gone through. let's return to the cabinet reshuffle which is taking place now. an announcement has come in in the last couple of minutes. liam fox has been reappointed as secretary of state for international development. that follows on from other appointments we have had fought david gauke, work and pensions, david gauke, work and pensions, david gauke, work and pensions, david gauke —— damian green, secretary of state, and the cabinet office. and there is another possible appointment. liz truss will
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become secretary of state to the treasury. but alun cairns, minister, secretary of state for wales. he is on the move. our correspondent is in downing street. a vacancy at the welsh office but let's start with the liam fox appointment. this is curious. greg clark has also been reappointed and the senior ministers have been appointed, the big jobs, as it were. then liam fox comes in and is reappointed. does that suggest that he might have been offered a move and said no?” wouldn't like to speculate. it's very dangerous to do that at this stage. i certainly wonder what happened in his chat with theresa may when he went in. as you say, the hypothesis is you coming and are invited if you get a newjob. liam fox staying in his role as the
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secretary of state for international trade. you could say he hasn't been terribly busy up till now but brexit negotiations haven't got under way properly so there hasn't been an awful lot of need to organise to new international trade. chris grayling coming in now. mr grayling, are you expecting a new job? coming in now. mr grayling, are you expecting a newjob? there we are. chris grayling, transport secretary, don't know what he's coming in for. i had thought that if you get invited and you get a newjob but as we said, liam fox remains in position. he is international trade secretary. some of the other moves we have had. let's start with the promotions, which is david gauke who was a treasury minister and is now promoted to secretary of state for work and pension. that was the club previously of damian green, a close friend of theresa may, he is also a
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—— he has also been promoted to secretary of state. that's an ceremonial but it is the first the cabinet. it has been held in the past by george osborne, william hague and peter mandelson. in the absence of a deputy prime minister, it is seen as the most important member of the cabinet. a trusted friend of theresa may, damian green is doing that now. greg clark is staying as business directory. we have also heard on friday that the big beasts are staying put, amber rudd at the home office, boris johnson at the foreign office, philip hammond in the treasury and michael fallon as defence secretary and david davis as brexit secretary. not a huge amount of movement, certainly in the upper echelons, but today we have seen a subtle around. we


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