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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11. theresa may apologises to tory mps for the party's election performance, telling them, i put us into this mess, i will get us out of it. the prime minister was superb, statesmanlike and humble in realising the difficulties and tackling the problems the country faces. earlier, mrs may convened her new cabinet is ministers acknowledged the quinns beach fairly —— setting out the element's spans plans might be delayed. we are optimistic the deal we are putting together will happen. until we do that, we can't agree the final details of the queen's speech. and coming up on newsnight, can you fill the ground shifting on brexit? we will tell you how the negotiations will affect each other.
welcome to bbc news. the prime minister has told conservative mps that they will serve them as party leader as long as they want her. four days after the election which resulted in a hung parliament, mrs may told the conservative said she was the person that got them into this mess and she was the one who got them out of it. earlier in the day, downing street confirmed that the queen's speech could be delayed. it is meant to take place in a week's time. the band plays on, in theresa may's backyard. strangely, business as usual at the back gates.
at the front tonight, even after her personal disaster of the election, the prime minister seemed relieved enough to chat to the cat. after she had fessed up her mistakes to mps. theresa may said that she got us into this situation and she's the lady who's going to get us out of it. humble in recognising the difficulties but forthright in tackling the problems the country faces. hello, chief whip, how's things going? can the prime minister stay on, do you think? does she have the confidence of her party? of course she has. but theresa may knows power has shifted from her to the cabinet and her party. do you have confidence in theresa may's leadership... excuse me, laura, thank you. do you have confidence in the prime minister? do you think she can survive this? do you have confidence in the prime minister after the election? arriving for the first meeting, they weren't all quite ready to give full—throated support. do you have confidence in the prime minister, though? absolutely. having lost the tories‘ majority, theresa may needs to convince her cabinet colleagues
she is still right for the job. they look like they need to convince themselves. we have had some very productive discussions with the dup... the tories hopes of getting anything done lie in a deal with northern irish mps. it's not even clear yet if the queen's speech, the official start of the government and its business, will go ahead as planned next week. i think that the details of the queen's speech, the substance of the queen's speech is what matters. it's been known for some days that we are seeking an agreement with the democratic unionist party. that will provide the stability and parliamentary votes that will allow us to do the many important things we need to do. some loyal supporters were trying to cheer theresa may up. but the fact that scores of newly elected labour mps are arriving here and old tory mps departing means theresa may is going to have to change, whether she likes it or not. she is a weakened prime minister, with no majority in this place and that means any of the more controversial ideas in her manifesto will bite the dust. it's probably goodbye to more grammar schools, probably an end to the idea
of tightening up pensioner benefits. the simple truth — theresa may can't guarantee she'll get her way. i think it would be great if she now gets the government in place, which she's started to do yesterday and starts these negotiations and then she can then herself make any decisions about the future. there are demands too, to shift on her approach to the biggest policy of all — how we leave the eu? cabinet ministers have told me there has to be a change of tone and there are open calls for a change of priority. there's a lot to discuss, a lot to dissect but we do have to make sure that we invite other people in now. this isn'tjust going to be a tory brexit, this is going to have to involve the whole country. she was putting forward one vision. you and others are now
telling her it has to change? a majority conservative government was putting forward a vision. we are no longer a majority conservative government. we are going to have to work with others, that means we are going to have to invite people in and try and take more people with us. i think that can be a positive step. the immediate sense of danger to theresa may seems to be slowing but she's vulnerable, having to answer to colleagues in parliament, having failed to persuade the country. gentle turmoil, while the routines and rhythms of this place stay the same. unpicking of the thing ruth davidson about —— said about things changing. how much of a difference for people see from here on? not much has all but as laura said, the test of what has happened in the last 2—3 days will probably be the queen's speech.
what would have been with the big fat majority there and banking on the long list of bills that would have been controversial in the commons, more grammar schools, changing the way pensions benefits are distributed, all of that might have been in the queen's speech theresa may was hoping to put forward. it could be completely stripped back. the manifesto has largely been shredded because of the reality of the fact they need to govern now in a minority that with the dup. a lot of that controversial stuff will be the end. i think within westminster, it will feel different. a different sort of government. that is a demand being made by many, tory mps, other cabinet ministers, people like ruth davidson who now have a bigger voice. they want to see more, but if, collective decision—making, less closed minded. there will be that change at the heart of number ten as
a result of what has gone through. does the approach to brexit markedly change now? difficult to say. there isa change now? difficult to say. there is a lot of speculation about it thatis is a lot of speculation about it that is being recalibrated. we know the tories were asking for a mandate and have set out in the manifesto, leading to a customs union, leaving the single market, the threat to walk away from talks without a deal, no more vast eu payments. this is what critics describe as a hard brexit and there is lots of chat around now about that position being softened in some way. the reality is the negotiating team will then be faced with the reality of what the eu are prepared to talk about and in what order. they are pre— negotiation talks about the flavour brexit britain might want could suddenly hit reality quite hard and be in suddenly hit reality quite hard and beina suddenly hit reality quite hard and be in a different world altogether but it is certainly true there are demands for theresa may now to just
ta ke demands for theresa may now to just take in more opinion from within her own party and even buy from within parliament, to prioritise the economy more than the priority of controlling migration. it could be that the priorities change and in terms of how the government thinks about brexit going into these talks that we won't know for months, really, whether the government will make the decisions —— how the government will make these decisions. a little earlier this evening i spoke to the labour mp and a asked by asking him what type of brexit he would like to see. in light of the prime minister's catastrophic judgement, the idea that we would walk away with the talks with no
deal is now dead in the water. the country in its current make—up wouldn't vote for that. she has wasted valuable time because the clock has been ticking but we are no further forward and the negotiations have yet to begin. thirdly, just as her mps have said to her today, you have got to start listening to us more carefully, i think the country, i think business, will be saying to the prime minister, look, we have some clear views about what we want from brexit and the kind of hard brexit you have been pursuing is not going to pursue our objectives and therefore you have got to start listening to us about what it is we should be aiming to get out of this deal. in particular, on tariffs and barrier free deal. in particular, on tariffs and barrierfree trade, deal. in particular, on tariffs and barrier free trade, the deal. in particular, on tariffs and barrierfree trade, the principal wish of business the government says it wants to achieve it but extraordinarily, it said it wanted to walk away from the customs union andi to walk away from the customs union and i think remaining in the customs union would ensure there is no
return to tariffs and barriers and would help enormously in northern ireland because nobody wants to see a return to a hardboard and disdain in the customs union would ensure that wouldn't happen. labour was talking about coming out of the customs union. no, we have said we wa nt to customs union. no, we have said we want to ensure that tariff and barrier free want to ensure that tariff and barrierfree trade. my want to ensure that tariff and barrier free trade. my view is the simplest way of doing that is to remain in the customs union. when it comes to the single market, that is separate because there is the issue of free movement. when we leave the eu, it will come to an end. it was theissue eu, it will come to an end. it was the issue for a lot of people who voted in a referendum. parliament will have to decide what our immigration policy will look like and what we also said in the election is we want the mass —— maximum possible access to the single market. 80% of our economy is based on services and to therefore, it will be very important for business. labour's position will
remain access but not membership of the single market. yes. that is what we have been saying consistently. there has been a sharp drop in the number of nurses in the eu registering to work in the uk after brexit. only 46 signed up this april, compared to 1300 lastjuly. the department of health is introducing more rigourous language testing. demonstrators are taking to the streets of moscow and other russian cities to protest against corruption and the oppressive policies of president putin. scores of people arrested in moscow in saint petersburg and the russian opposition leader who organised the protest has been jailed for 30 days. ‘s one mile from the kremlin, a public holiday turned into a public
battle. russia day is supposed to be a celebration. but riot police were sentin a celebration. but riot police were sent in to clear anti—government protesters from moscow's main street. thousands had come to a queueis street. thousands had come to a queue is the russian leadership of corruption. putin is a thief, they shouted. and one, two, three, putin, it's time to leave. families accidentally caught up in the violence fled. police detained hundreds of protesters. people don't have the right to protest here. they don't have permission. it is russia day, it is their d2, they say. —— bed day, too. there were demonstrations in 100 russian towns. as for the man who organised this nationwide protest, the opposition
leader, he was detained as he left home. vladimir putin said nothing today about the protests. instead, he played to guide at the kremlin to a group of children. this is how president putin would rather be seen. president putin would rather be seen. not as a corrupt leader as father of the nation. and certainly not everyone today was in the mood to criticise the government. in moscow, this patriotically festival on the same street as the protest was celebrating russian military might. translation: protests don't make life better. not one revolution has ever done anything good. up the road, this was no russian revolution that it was a display of defiance from those the people, many of them young russians, who believe their country needs change. security officials in libya have told the bbc that the bomb attack in
manchester last month in which 22 people were killed was being planned last december. for more than a month before the attack they say they had the bomber salman abedi under surveillance. the officials have complained about poor security operation with britain who they say must be improved to prevent further attacks. an investigation has begun in an insta nt an investigation has begun in an instant in which a chinese plane had to make an emergency landing in syd ney to make an emergency landing in sydney with a large hole in one of its engines. passengers of board the plane complained that earnings fell and heard a loud noise shortly after takeoff. the airpass managed to land safely and there were no reports of injuries. the duchess of cambridge have been meeting victims of the london bridge terror attack who are recovering at hospital. she spoke of those hurt in the attack. now it is time for newsnight.
there was some careful manoeuvring in downing street today, some mental pacing around... working out of who's on top. quiet words to say... maybe you can stay, but something'll have to change. and we're not just talking about the cats. yes — after the tories fall to earth, everything is up in the air. what of their manifesto and of their brexit will remain — and what will leave, as hung parliament politics bites? some mps hoping for a benign brexit are pinning their hopes on an unlikely alliance at westminster. others of course say that the referendum was definitive. in no way does this election mean an opportunity to somehow go behind
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