Skip to main content

tv   BBC News  BBC News  June 11, 2017 11:00pm-11:30pm BST

11:00 pm
at damage from one continent, temperatures highest at the week with 26 or 27 on the south—east. this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 11pm. theresa may reinforces her intention to serve a full five—year term as prime minister. she says it's time to focus on the job at hand. what i am feeling is that actually there is a job to be done. and i think what the public want is to ensure that the government is getting on with the job. it comes as speculation continues among senior conservatives about 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. meanwhile, it is back in the cabinet. —— he is. michael gove makes a surprise return to cabinet in a post—election reshuffle.
11:01 pm
police investigating the manchester concert bombing say they're now sure the attacker, salman abedi, carried out the atrocity on his own. further success for france's emmanuel macron. his party looks set to secure a big majority in the first round of the country's parliamentary elections. also in the next hour, we'll be reviewing tomorrow's headlines in the papers — including the i, which has more on michael gove‘s return to cabinet as theresa may begins the task of rebuilding her government. and in sport, lewis hamilton wins the canadian grand prix in montreal, narrowing the gap with sebastian vettel in the drivers‘ championship. good evening and welcome to bbc news. theresa may says she intends to serve a full term as prime minister, and is "getting on with the job." she has been speaking tonight, after reshuffling her cabinet, and said what the public wanted to see was "government providing
11:02 pm
certainty and stability. " let's have a look at some of the reshuffle details. michael gove makes a surprise comeback, returning to the government as environment secretary. damian green is made first secretary of state and cabinet office minister, a promotion to a key role for an old may ally. liz truss is demoted from head of the justice ministry to chief secretary to the treasury. david lidington becomes lord chancellor and justice secretary. david gauke, who was chief secretary to the treasury, becomes the new work and pensions secretary. and sir patrick mclouglin has been appointed as the chairman of the conservative party. senior tory figures have been speaking today about the position theresa may finds herself in, after her election gamble backfired. and the labour leaderjeremy corbyn has said he's ready "any time" to fight another campaign. our chief political correspondent, vicki young, reports. she's putting on a brave face, but theresa may knows she has thrown her party into turmoil. the shock of election night
11:03 pm
is still sinking in. after church this morning, the prime minister rang round colleagues who'd been defeated on thursday. she's in office for now, but for how much longer? i said during the election campaign that, if re—elected, i would intend to serve a full term. but what i am doing now is actually getting on with the immediate job and i think that's what's important, i think that's what the public would expect. they want to see governments providing that certainty and stability. but senior conservatives have demanded changes. it is going to require a different approach. we are going to see, i hope, more collective decision—making in the cabinet. i and other senior colleagues have made that clear to her and i think you will also see that she will want to work much more closely with the parliamentary party. and this was the first sign that mrs may has been forced to reach out. her old enemy, michael gove, who she sacked, returns to the cabinet as environment secretary. and he'll be sitting alongside borisjohnson. the two men spectacularly fell out over the tory
11:04 pm
leadership contest last year. today, the foreign secretary denied he was plotting another challenge for the top job. just a little wave for michael gove, best friends? jeremy corbyn did not win this election. it is absolutely right that she should go ahead, form a government and deliver on the priorities of the people. i am going to be backing her, absolutely everybody i'm talking to is going to be backing her, as well. he has obviously not spoken to this former colleague. theresa may is a dead woman walking. it isjust how long she will remain on death row. what's your guess? and i think we will know very shortly. in other words, we could easily get to the middle of next week and it all collapses for her. the labour leader says theresa may's position is vulnerable and he is ready for another general election. we cannot go on with a period of great instability. we have a programme,
11:05 pm
we have the support and we are ready to fight another election campaign as soon as may be, because we want to be able to serve the people of this country. life without a majority in the house of commons will be very different. controversial policies like grammar schools, social care and pension changes may bite the dust. senior tory backbenchers say compromises will be needed. there is no point in sailing ahead with items that were in the manifesto, which we will not get through parliament. to get anything done, the conservatives need votes from another party. they are trying to do a deal with northern ireland's ten democratic unionists. today, both sides suggested that the principles of an agreement were in place. we had very good discussions yesterday with the conservative party in relation to how we could support them in forming a national government, one that would bring stability to the nation, and those discussions continue. we have made good progress, but the discussions continue. after such a bad political miscalculation, most leaders would be forced out,
11:06 pm
but many tory mps do not have the appetite for a distracting leadership contestjust as brexit talks are about to start. and they certainly don't want to risk a second general election. for now, theresa may's colleagues are rallying behind her, but she is certainly not in charge of her own political destiny. vicki young, bbc news, downing street. our political correspondent mark lobeljoins me now from westminster. so, at the british apple seems to have got off to a slow start, then suddenly a spring clean of interest is make —— reshuffle. suddenly a spring clean of interest is make -- reshuffle. three things struck me about it. the fact that there weren't many changes in senior positions demonstrates that this is not a prime minister who could do it you wanted. she is constrained by the shock election defeat. that is the shock election defeat. that is the first thing. the power is more
11:07 pm
with the cabinet them with her. the second was the appointment of damian green, herfriend from university, who was previously work and pensions secretary, and as this first secretary, and as this first secretary of state, this role that is essentially debt did it that make the prime minister in all but name, and the appointment of her new aide after the sacking of her two former aides. she has been told that she needs to listen more to the party. the 13 is the surprise of michael gove, as a friend of his, saying that it had them inside the tent when she is so fragile. and also a counterweight to boris johnson's leadership ambitions to some extent. that is a bracknell move. the two of them are not really good friends. she needed to settle things down,
11:08 pm
though? —— this is eight tactical move. they are starting next week and she is fenced —— she intends to stay for five years. —— matovu. and she is fenced —— she intends to stay forfive years. —— matovu. —— and she is fenced —— she intends to stay for five years. —— matovu. —— a tactical. her coalition, the partners, the minority government partners, the minority government partners that she is wishing to choose, at the dup, would certainly not agree with her idea that no deal is better than a bad deal, because it would not suit their interests in northern ireland to have no deal. so she may have to concede on that. in terms of a former minister that i spoke to earlier today, he said that he would be interested in looking to go forward with theresa may's focus on economy, rather than immigration, central to the brexit aims, and that would push closer to what you would call a soft brexit. there is certainly filling with power shifting to the cabinet, there are
11:09 pm
other people, such as philip hammond, who want a slightly different ( that would also push hand. so think overall, the shape and substance of that brexit deal change substantially. —— slightly different bracket. she said this will be a government for everyone and she is getting on thejob. the question remains how long she will be able to do the job for. her chief leadership rival, boris johnson, be able to do the job for. her chief leadership rival, borisjohnson, has come out and given tv interviews. it seems that she is probably being keptin seems that she is probably being kept in office by the fact that people like him see their role as one of self—preservation. they do wa nt one of self—preservation. they do want the party to go into a leadership contest treadaway. in case it causes another generation and encase it opens the door to the possibility of labour do better than they did at the selection, and push an amount of power. that is the ultimate fear. so long as that
11:10 pm
remains, baker intervac theresa may, back through the setting up of my not very government. how things pan out after that, nobody really knows. so from the europeans, who are looking at houdet could be negotiating with, i think deeply theresa may will certainly start those figures the asians, but are farfrom those figures the asians, but are far from clear as to whether she will be there throughout. thank you very much forjoining us, mark. well, with negotiations on brexit due to begin in days, where does all the current turmoil, leave the government's strategy? our political correspondent ben wright has been looking at the options. there's some flash photography in his report. almost a year ago, britain voted to leave the eu, but last week's chaotic election result has reopened the argument over how, on what terms, on the priorities, the tactics — just days before divorce talks with the eu are due to start. some tory mps are demanding theresa may has a rethink.
11:11 pm
she's now got to make sure that she understands that the british people have rejected a hard brexit. we are leaving the eu. i don't think there's any change there, but we're not going to be leaving the eu in some irresponsible way that will damage our country and, of course, the future generations. a manifesto to see us through brexit and beyond. theresa may had wanted a strong mandate from voters for this, the tories manifesto, which set out their aims for brexit. —— the tories' manifesto, which set out their aims for brexit. it promised to take britain out of the single market and have control over the eu migration to britain. to strike new free—trade deals with the eu and other countries. theresa may also said no brexit deal was better than a bad one, a threat to walk away from talks. every conservative scottish, english and welsh mp was elected on our manifesto, so obviously, we deliver the plans in that manifesto as best we can, including, and especially, on brexit. even though theresa may didn't win the election outright, today, ministers insisted
11:12 pm
the government's brexit strategy hadn't changed, but the political reality has. roughly half of tory mps in the house of commons backed remain in last year's referendum, and now, after this electoral humiliation, they may feel emboldened to try and water down theresa may's brexit plan. but the prime minister is trapped, because the other half of her parliamentary party, also livid about this election result, will be furious if there is any compromise. one pro—eu tory grandee was scathing. brexit is the cancer gnawing at the heart of the conservative party, and there's a lot of talk of changing leader. it may well come to that. but it's not about changing just the leader, it's changing the policy. there is no appetite or mandate in parliament for trying to stop brexit. like the tories, labour has committed to leaving the eu. but how is the question. let's be clear. we are respecting the decision of the referendum. we are democrats.
11:13 pm
we are respecting the decision. i think people will interpret membership of the single market as not respecting that referendum. others in labour say it's time to get the whole of parliament behind a brexit strategy. now there should be a sort of cross party commission or group set up to try and take forward those negotiations in a way that is open, thoughtful, consensual, that accepts that not everybody is going to get the deal that they want. all this confusion comes two months after britain formally handed in its notice to leave the eu. brussels is waiting to negotiate. the two—year clock is ticking. ben wright, bbc news, westminster. downing street says there's been no change to plans to invite us president donald trump to visit the uk. it was responding to a report in the guardian newspaper which said president trump had told the prime minister during a phone conversation that he didn't not want to come until the british public supported him. number ten said it wouldn't comment on private phone conversations. police have released new images
11:14 pm
of the manchester arena bomber, saying they now fully understand the movements of salman abedi almost hour—by—hour, in the weeks leading up to the attack. today, detectives released the last people they were holding for questioning about the attack. our home affairs correspondent, daniel sandford, reports. it was in this mike that they believe the killer left the parts to make the device. salman abedi flew out of the country on the 15th of april, but arrived back in manchester on the 18th of may. he was then caught on cctv cameras with a blue suitcase going backwards and forwards to wear at the car was parked. detectives believe he was collecting preprepared parked. detectives believe he was collecting preprepa red bomb parked. detectives believe he was collecting preprepared bomb parts from the carfor him to collecting preprepared bomb parts from the car for him to assemble a loa n from the car for him to assemble a loan at this site in central
11:15 pm
manchester. in a statement, police investigating the bomber said... —— bomber. detectives are still searching a landfill site in the hopes of finding the blue suitcase, which could contain crucial evidence. police investigating the manchester attack originally talked to the network. 20 people were detained in the uk, and a senior officer said some of the arrests were very significant, but today, the last of those arrested was released, leaving just salman abedi, who is dead, and his brother, hashim abedi, in libya. police say they want to speak to him, who left with his brother on the 15th of april. he has been detained by the libyan ministry of interior‘s special deterrence force. all roads in this investigation
11:16 pm
point towards libya. it is not a country we can operate with with certainty. it will be difficult for british police have —— within libya. detectives say at this time, they are satisfied with the excavations of those they have speaking to. daniel sandford, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news: theresa may battles back amid speculation over her leadership. she confirms she intends to serve a full five—year term as prime minister, and says it's time to focus on the job at hand. meanwhile, he's back in the cabinet. michael gove returns in a reshuffle, a year after theresa may sacked him. and police investigating the manchester concert bombing say they're now sure the attacker, salman abedi, carried out the atrocity on his own. sport now and a full round—up from
11:17 pm
the sports centre. an important world cup qualifier match for wales this evening in serbia. in the end they had to settle for a one all brought that leaves them with an uphill task if they are to make it to russia next summer. wales will put ahead of them were denied a vital victory when the home side scored a late equaliser. international football really stands still for very long. less than one year after the heroics of wales, qualification for the next tournament hangs in the balance. a trip to belgrade a tall order and it was serbia with the best of few chances. for wales, opportunities we re chances. for wales, opportunities were limited. but a referee spotted here what few others did. a poll on the shirt and that was the chance
11:18 pm
they needed. the noise blocked out and the wales were ahead. serbia now taking aim and getting closer and closer. until, eventually, the defence buckled. a vital goal scored in this qualifying campaign. both sides had chances to win. wales notably here through aaron ramsey. not the victory they needed a point that keeps their hopes alive. the republic of ireland in the same group as wales and they kept up their unbeaten record with one all draw against austria in dublin. after falling behind draw against austria in dublin. afterfalling behind in the draw against austria in dublin. after falling behind in the first half this late equaliser left them for clear of wales. lewis hamilton's title challenge is back on track after the winning the canadian grand prix. he led from
11:19 pm
start to finish to win the flag. the mercedes received their first 1—2 finish with a season. the championship leader has now been cut to 12 points as the german could only finish fourth. rafael nadal has won a record—breaking 10th only finish fourth. rafael nadal has won a record—breaking10th french open title after defeating stan wawrinka. it means that he becomes the first men's singles player to wina the first men's singles player to win a tournament ten times. it is magical to think it happened again in this tournament ferment so happy for everything. today was a very important day for me there have been some tough moments at times with injuries so this is great to have a big success like this again. alistair brownlie has defeated his brotherjohnny to win the uk round
11:20 pm
of the world triathlon series. they helped design the course and showed at devastating ride. alistair pulled ahead in the last half to win. india's cricketers have secured their place in the semifinals of the champions trophy after defeating south africa at the oval to set up a meeting against bangladesh. india reached their target with two although overs still remaining. the last semifinal place will be decided when sri lanka meet pakistan tomorrow. that is all the sport for now. let's have a quick look at some of the front pages. the i leads with the news that leave campaign big hitter michael gove is back in government, as environment secretary. the metro takes george osborne's description of the prime minister
11:21 pm
as a ‘dead woman walking' for its headline but the express focuses on borisjohnson‘s plea to the party to get behind theresa may over fears of damaging tory infighting. the telegraph says michael gove was drafted in to protect theresa may from any potential leadership challenges — and it's her way of showing she can work with her critics. the times claims the promotion of remainer damien green to first secretary of state is a sign her position on brexit is softening. the guardian says the prime minister plans to win back support from her party by adopting a more collegiate style of leadership, while the daily mail says she'll go even further, throwing out whole chunks of the manifesto in a bid to keep senior ministers on side. in france, president macron is hoping to tighten his grip on power in the country's parliamentary elections. it looks like he's on course to secure a big majority for the party he formed just a year ago. our paris correspondent, lucy williamson reports. five weeks after snatching the presidency from more experienced
11:22 pm
hands, emmanuel macron is doing the same with the parliament. his party la republique en marche is on track for a landslide. little more than a year after it was formed. the run—off vote next sunday will decide the exact number of seats, but at party hq they are already looking ahead to government. translation: the significance of this result is clear, but we must show humility and determination to beat the big challenges of the next five years. president macron voted at his home in le touquet today, not as a candidate this time, but as the man elected to change france. while the polling station of far right leader marine le pen, fighting for a seat in the country's north—east, was marked by a solitary fan and a selfie. her party, once predicted to win up to 80 seats, is now expected to get no
11:23 pm
more than a handful. translation: front national supporters must turn out en masse next sunday. it's essential that we win seats so we can oppose the catastrophic politics of mr macron, which include destroying worker rights. mr macron‘s party could end up controlling around three quarters of the french parliament, with the centre—right republicans forming the backbone of a shrunken opposition. emmanuel macron is a man in a hurry. he wants to push his reforms as quickly as possible. the problem is the lack of opposition in the next parliament will bring opposition elsewhere, and that opposition might be in the streets, and the french are very good at bringing opposition in the streets. a clear majority would be a big help to the new president in tackling france's intractable labour laws. but any majority he does get is likely to need sensitive political handling. the party draws its candidates from the old centre—left and centre—right, with half of them
11:24 pm
new to politics entirely. next sunday's the vote will begin a new political era, new to voters, president and parliamentarians alike. lucy williamson, bbc news, paris. our correspondent hugh schofield in paris says it's a remarkable achievement for mr macron. it is the most extraordinary story and it looks like he has pulled off his feet not just and it looks like he has pulled off his feet notjust by becoming president but also then securing a majority that he needs in parliament to see through his programme. as you say, all is done from a standing start less than one year ago. the political party that did not even exist then and looks like it will provide the vast bulk of parliamentarians in the national assembly which will convene after the second round next week. just to
11:25 pm
be clear, this is the first round of voting and the projection we are talking about is based on exit polls from the first round of voting. there will then be a second round between the two front runners in each of the constituencies. the calculations by different pollsters and media organisations are in concordance and they suggest that the bet that emmanuel macron has paid made has paid off handsomely. what we're hearing now on the airwaves are people saying on a second, mrs too much. it there is no opposition in parliament and were squeezed to the outside there is a danger to democracy. the focus is that it seems like he will get over 400 seats and the republican party that, the centre—right just 400 seats and the republican party that, the centre—rightjust about saving face with an opposition bloc of around 100. the left is com pletely of around 100. the left is completely wiped out with the socialists, who have had every lever of power for the last few years down to 30 or 40 mps and, lastly, the far
11:26 pm
right group of marine le pen, 40% in the last round of the presidential election may have three or four mps only. marine le pen will be angry about that and call it a travesty when someone who represents such a strong force in society is down to the miserable representation in parliament. in libya, the notorious son of the country's former leader, colonel gaddafi, is reported to have been released from prison. he's still wanted for war crimes by the international criminal court. from libya, our middle east correspondent orla guerin reports. saif al—islam. for years, the public face of a hated regime. now, once again, a free man. he was colonel gaddafi's heir apparent, expected to inherit the family dictatorship. that was before his capture during the uprising of 2011.
11:27 pm
11:28 pm
11:29 pm
11:30 pm
11:31 pm


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on