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hello. you're watching afternoon live. i'm simon mccoy live at westminster. today at 2... they're out. all 12 boys and their football coach have been rescued from the cave in thailand after more than a fortnight underground. we'll have the latest from the scene. business as usual. theresa may's new look cabinet meets for the first time, as the prime minister calls for party unity. a flypast over buckingham palace of up to 100 aircraft to mark the centenary of the creation of the raf. what's happening with the weather. cool and fresh today that is set to warm up again in places during the week. thanks, stav. also coming up... the final countdown for england as they prepare for tomorrow's world cup semi—final against croatia in moscow. hello, everyone.
this is afternoon live. iam simon i am simon mccoy, live in westminster. plenty from here at westminster in a few minutes. but first breaking news in thailand where all 12 members of a thai youth football team and their coach have now been brought alive and safe, out of the flooded caves where they were trapped hundreds of metres underground for over two weeks. it was two british divers who discovered the 12 footballers and their coach. they had been trapped ina their coach. they had been trapped in a cave which was cut off by hundreds of metres of water. it has been a very difficult and lengthy rescue operation. let's join danjohnson who's talking to the bbc‘s yalda hakim. yes. this is the entrance to the
cave and hear workers havejust started leaving because this rescue effort ca n started leaving because this rescue effort can now wind down. they have been celebrating as they left. we heard people applauding in cheering. this nation is happy at the news which has filtered out from that pays. look at that. that is the tenth ambulance, pardon me, the 12th ambulance to have left this site over the last three days. that we would assume is carrying the last boy to have been freed. three ambulances today ready let this site, taking the ninth, tenth and 11th boy to be free to hospital. think that would be the 12 and that means there is just the coach who was freed from the cave in the last hour or two who is still being assessed in the rescue tents that the setup around the mouth of the cave. we assume he will be on his
way to hospital shortly and that will mean that 13 people have come out of that cave alive after this 18 day ordeal. let's look back at how the rescue mission was actually pulled off. the guiding rope leading the way to safety. just look what it is like for rescuers deep inside the cave. tough to see, hard to hear, difficult to know what the next obstacle will be. this international tea m obstacle will be. this international team is part of an incredible level of human endeavour. so far they have ove 1120 m e every of human endeavour. so far they have overcome every challenge that nature has thrown down for that those already in hospital are fine, say doctors, but they are being kept in isolation while the conditions are assessed. there is concern about infection and diseases. they have lost weight and food is being gradually reintroduced. some have
asked the chocolate. eight days ago they were found alive but their ordeal was not over. they have learned to scuba dive to make it to the surface, squeezing through passages 15 inches wide web divers rescuing them have to take that air ta nks rescuing them have to take that air tanks off. they are getting forced to do something 0k has ever done before. it is not in any way normal for kids to go cave diving at the age of 11. kept in a small cave for two weeks, they have not seen their mums. incredibly strong kids. but, against all the odds in such difficult conditions, they made it. they are all out at the surface. there is just one of the group left to the cave entrance being checked over stock mac and he is on his way to hospital in the rescuers have to get out. let's make sure they do before the celebrations begin in earnest. we learned earlierjust how
dangerous the cave was. a former thai navy diver lost his life having taken supplies to the boys. that underlined to everyone just how dangerous this operation was, the fa ct dangerous this operation was, the fact that an experienced diver per who had probably experienced these conditions many times before, could die in that cave. how on earth could boys who could not even swim making out by the same way? an international team of diving experts around the world came to northern thailand, work together and shared their expertise and skills. they assess the conditions and explore the options. everything they looked at seemed so tough, almost impossible. it was an impossible jigsaw to solve. if they were to dig down from above it would take too long. the mountainous to rain was too hilly. they did explore a number of holes. they looked waiting for the water level to recede naturally.
that might have taken months. could the boys have survived for months, even with supplies being taken in? that is why the audacious rescue plan was put together and the cave diving experts started to teach them to be comfortable in the water and get familiar with wearing a face mask and breathing through it and master some of the basic techniques of scuba—diving, so they could make their way out through the flooded caves through more than two miles of caverns to reach the surface. it took experienced divers many hours took experienced divers many hours to co m plete took experienced divers many hours to complete thatjourney and the boys had two experienced divers with them, guiding all leading the way. in in some of those narrow bits for the boys had to release air tanks to fit through such narrow passages. it has been described as an experienced lightning flashed through the u bend ofa lightning flashed through the u bend of a toilet and probably close to darkness are not seeing where the
obstacles are. it underlines how tough this has been and how difficult the odds were that were stacked against them. although some may not have dared to say it, people thought it may not have been entirely successful outcome, especially when the navy diver lost his life. somehow, the boys had the strength of the self belief, the determination. they kept faith that it would work. they applied skills and carefully monitored the situation, trained the boys and guided them out with such intimate care, with such delicate cooperation, to make sure that they all reach the surface. they have taken their time. it has been three days since the boy came out. we saw four yesterday announced the last five are out of the cave in on their way to hospital. that is only really the start of their treatment and then getting over this ordeal because they are weak after 18 days
underground. they have not had properfood, nor underground. they have not had proper food, nor have they seen sunlight. they will need time to recover and get over the ordeal. we'll be stranger than to get use to what they are now at the centre of. that is likely the last ambulance to leave, ambulance number 13 leaving the site of the cave with its lights flashing. that is the 13th ambulance we have seen leaving the cave. it means the last of the group on its way to hospital. another round of applause and recognition that this is mission accomplished. and what a mission! what a rescue excavation at what a great escape! fantastic news for everyone here, and for the watching world which has fixed its gaze on the entrance of the cave. everyone was waiting for news. there isa everyone was waiting for news. there is a world cup on but there was only
one football to know waiting to follow, one drama they were waiting to come out. now we have that resolution, we have the successful conclusion that looked almost impossible just conclusion that looked almost impossiblejust a conclusion that looked almost impossible just a few days ago. this is an incredible outcome, phenomenal feat of human endeavour over the talent is laid down by nature. but it has been a successful rescue mission and people will talk about this cave and such a great escape for a long time to come. that remarkable moment, the last of the tractor boys and their coach coming out of the cave. we are nowjoined by leading american caving expert anmar mirza. now we know they are out correctly can honestly tell me if you believed they would be rescued. can honestly tell me if you believed they would be rescuedlj can honestly tell me if you believed they would be rescued. i was believed they could be rescued. early on, when they were first found, i was not that confident all of them could be brought out alive
but i still thought it was possible. once the operation progressed and they decided on a course of action brought the first four out, i felt more optimistic. yesterday i was cautiously optimistic and now we are jubilant. i want to remind people, while the boys and the coach are out, it is not over. it is not over until everyone is home and safe. that underlined by the fact there has been a loss of life and that of an experienced diver. i'm glad his death did not go invade and neighbour got out successfully. death did not go invade and neighbour got out successfullylj neighbour got out successfully.” think that is the best way to honour his memory. how phenomenal and operation is this? i am just wondering, put some perspective into what has been achieved here.” wondering, put some perspective into what has been achieved here. i have been on over 140 cave rescues and have been doing them for 30 years. i have been doing them for 30 years. i have studied them extensively looked at the history of it. this is
unprecedented in the history of cave rescue. quite frankly i have seen some pretty extraordinary ones. this is like two or three of the hardest cave rescu e is like two or three of the hardest cave rescue is also backed on top of each other. for many of us, the whole idea of getting trapped in caves like this is the stuff of nightmares. when you are talking about boys as young as 11 years old, theissue about boys as young as 11 years old, the issue of panic, the one word that terrifies anybody involved in an operation like this. it only ta kes an operation like this. it only takes one moment of panic and everybody puts matt lives are at risk. absolutely. when i am rescuing someone risk. absolutely. when i am rescuing someone in a risk. absolutely. when i am rescuing someone in a cave, risk. absolutely. when i am rescuing someone in a cave, if they are panicked, i can wait it out, talk it out and calm them down for that they can panic for five, ten out and calm them down for that they can panic forfive, ten or 15 minutes. as long as they are not in a dangerous position, we have time to deal with it. underwater, in her flooded cave situation, there is no room for panic. i wanted people to
be optimistic about the chances but i also knew the odds were stacked against them and i am glad they beat the odds. just a final word about the odds. just a final word about the boys themselves. trapped in the caves for two weeks. you cannot underestimate their strength in going through this rescue operation. how have they done? extraordinary. they were helped by the fact they had a few days to practice what they we re had a few days to practice what they were going to do. they took it very seriously because that is how they we re seriously because that is how they were going to get out. it helped to focus their minds on doing something to help themselves get out on a building that trust with the people who are going to get them out. for anybody it is an extraordinary thing to do. let alone for kids who have had no experience at all with life in general, as most adults know it.
thank you forjoining us here. the boys are now in hospital. let's go to our correspondent who is outside the hospital. do we know their condition? we know the boys who were rescued in the last couple of days are doing well. we have seen two ambulances going today we are expecting another three. two more boys and the coach. the general feeling is the boys are well enough to travel. they are in a good condition will stop as for the ones from the cave today, all we have been told is that everyone has come out alive. doctors will begin cutting a battery of medical tests. in terms of the ones who came out on sunday and monday, a batch of eight, they are in good health and high spirits and they will be waiting to
be reunited with team—mates. it will be reunited with team—mates. it will be an amazing moment on the hospital floor behind beware the boys being treated. there is the moment they will be reunited with their parents and the moment, of course, at some point, where they will have to speak to rather a lot of media who have gathered and would be very pleased to talk to them. you are right. this story has been full of moments. i remember when the story first broke. like many, you feared the worst. with the extraordinary announcement over a week ago that the boys had been found alive. then, what next? how would they get the boys out? then the devastating news of the thai navy seal who died in the rescue operation. that underscored the dangers, the difficulties made it more remarkable that these boys, that 12 boys, along with their coach
that 12 boys, along with their coach that came out alive. they will be spending a few days in hospital. thai officials are taking a very cautious approach. we know the boys who have come out so far are under medical quarantine. four of them saw theirfamilies that medical quarantine. four of them saw their families that is thai officials are worried that the boys may perhaps have been infected while they were in the cave. they are in good health but thai officials want to minimise any possibility of an infection. perhaps, in the next few days, the boys will come out of hospital. they'll be facing a huge amount of interest in thailand. this isa amount of interest in thailand. this is a country that does not show its emotions publicly but there is a sense ofjubilation, emotions publicly but there is a sense of jubilation, a emotions publicly but there is a sense ofjubilation, a sense ofjoy. many thai people felt these are their boys. they feel their boys are coming home. now you have said coming home. now you have said coming home, what about the offer that they be taken to the world cup final in moscow? i think,
that they be taken to the world cup final in moscow? ithink, sadly that they be taken to the world cup final in moscow? i think, sadly for the boys, ithink final in moscow? i think, sadly for the boys, i think that they will not be allowed to make it. the reason for that, according to thai officials, is they are still under medical observation. they are still weak and not all of them, some get out sunday, some monday, some today. the feeling is it might simply be too much for them. i am sure the boys will agree, they have been invited to go to manchester united. many of them are manchester united fans. my wife said to me, she said this has been the only verbal team i have been following in the past couple of weeks. people who are not foot ball couple of weeks. people who are not football fans have ta ken couple of weeks. people who are not football fans have taken this team to heart. they will see this as an enormous success. the to heart. they will see this as an enormous success. the jubilation i feel covering a good news story is mirrored right across thailand will stop many people will be jumping up and down that this news hasjust
come out and it has come out ahead of the semifinal matches. some of the boys will be hoping to catch a glimpse of that match later on in the day. and it means that you can now support england. controversial. i will say, my granny is english, so it is very easy for me to support england. i will not say any more on the matter. it is great to have a good news story. thank you very much. of course, we will be back to get more on what is a tremendous result. all the boys are out and their coach. the operation is coming to an end with the loss of one life, that of an experienced diver. more from the region later here on the programme. back to westminster, on the day that theresa may's new—look cabinet has met for the first time
since the resignations of borisjohnson and david davis. their departure over the prime minister's brexit strategy left her government potentially in crisis. but ministers this morning declared their support with the new foreign secretary, jeremy hunt, saying he would be "four square" behind her. following cabinet, theresa may said the meeting had been ‘productive' and that she was "looking ahead to a busy week". leila nathoo reports. if the brexit dream dying? not quite the hat—trick of cabinet resignations for theresa may to deal with last night and this is still her front with last night and this is still herfront doorfor now. with last night and this is still her front door for now. do you still support the chequers plan? some familiarfaces support the chequers plan? some familiar faces still in their posts. others with a new ministerial brief. theresa may's new look top team gathered for the first time this morning after two explosive departures forced a reshuffle. taking the place of david davis as brexit secretary is the former housing minister. with borisjohnson out, jeremy hunt becomes foreign secretary. matt hancock takes charge
of health and his replacement as culture secretary isjeremy of health and his replacement as culture secretary is jeremy wright. he walked out because he could not. the government's brexit plans. the dream of brexit is dying, boris said. we're becoming a colony. i do not accept that at all. but we are doing is setting out a practical way forward. the challenge for everyone in this debate, whether in government or elsewhere, is, what do we do? what is actually the plan? what we do to move these negotiations forward? are you fully behind the brexit plan of theresa may? 100%. have you considered resigning yourself? not at all. many on the backbenches see the plan agreed at chequers as a betrayal of what brexit really means.” agreed at chequers as a betrayal of what brexit really means. i am not convinced yet we are going to be in a position where we will be out there and can say we would have taken back control, had the freedom
to go out there in strike free trade deals and be independent in the way in which we have been speaking about being independent. for now, ministers insist there will be no change in approach. the new cabinet—maker perhaps more loyal and supportive of theresa may could help her see her strategy through. the opponents of the prime minister have not yet moved against her. some may be emboldened by the turmoil but, for the time being, numbers remained in her favour. that for the time being, numbers remained in herfavour. that does not mean dangers have passed. arrival with an alternative vision of brexit may emerge. theresa may believes this is the only strategy. dreams are not enough. we have to be realistic about our trade with europe and making sure that, after we legally leave the european union, that trade continues as smoothly as possible and the prime minister's handsets out how to do that. she has set out her stall for her party and the u2
see. but the more difficult road lies ahead, getting agreement with brussels that all are signed up to. i'm joined now by the conservative mp nigel evans. we have seen a smiling cabinet picture this morning and a smiling theresa may. does she have reason to smile? i think she does after the 24—hour she has had. losing two secretaries of state, which were both big beasts. she now has a cabinet that is united around the policy that she had which he did not have before at chequers. you are no be no more cabinet resignations.” hope not. there is speculation about the fact that gove has cancelled a couple of meetings today. i hope not. he did take to the airwaves on sunday and get behind the policy. whatever the reason was, i hope it is not that. i have not heard that
he cancelled a couple of meetings.” heard that. he took to the airwaves and endorse the policy. this is what we heard yesterday. borisjohnson cancelled if few meetings and then that happened. i have cancelled a few meetings in the past and it is not because i resigned from anything. events just not because i resigned from anything. eventsjust overtake you. theresa may needs time. let's look at what happened yesterday for that she was going into the house of commons. she stood at the dispatch box and answered questions for two hours. she then came across to the building next to the house of commons to a packed meeting of the 1922 committee, which is backbench members of parliament trust members of the house of lords he wanted to come as well. the place was packed. she gave a speech that lasted five minutes and answered questions that lasted about an hour. absolutely superb again. she entered to the
banging of tables and left to the banging of tables and left to the banging of tables and left to the banging of tables. any spec kit shown —— any speculation there was ever going to be... you know the saying that the louder the banging of the table the more trouble there will be. you had people saying similar things. you had sir edward leigh and sir patrick maclachlan together saying, listen, leigh and sir patrick maclachlan togethersaying, listen, guys, we have been here before. 1922 and 1977. we went into a general election and were punished by the electorate. we want to face that ain? electorate. we want to face that again? the party took that on board. we have people like jacob rees mogg who said, we do not want to change theresa he wants to do is change the chequers deal. over the next few weeks. is that possible? theresa may is clear, she says this is what i wa nt is clear, she says this is what i want and this is the way forward. that is what we are told by her and the cabinet generally that the
policy they are pushing towards brussels, we have to wait to see what michel barnier says. that will be the deal is there. i am a brexiteer through and through. i'm like a blackpool rock. cut me in half. instead of europe, it says brexit. i campaigned vigorously hard. iam brexit. i campaigned vigorously hard. i am not 100% cheering as i was at the england game but i am content that this is the framework which will take is on to the next stage with our discussions with the european union. i am content that is the right policy that can unite the party. we just need to get behind theresa may. the warnings are quite stark. staying in the single market? we're not staying in the single market or in the customs union. we're not paying billions into the eu as we have done in the past. we're not going to be justifiable by the courts. these are things that people in lancashire and the ribble
valley, that is what is important to them. we want to ensure we have as friction as trade as possible between the european union and ourselves. and we have resident tramp coming on friday. theresa may will be sitting down with him. —— president trump. i think the opportunities are looking really good. she may well be going in there with a spring in her step instead of looking quite silent. good to talk to you. we will of course be keeping an eye on events here. that is the first many of us have heard about michael gove cancelling meetings. that is how yesterday got under way when borisjohnson that is how yesterday got under way when boris johnson failed that is how yesterday got under way when borisjohnson failed to turn up for one of his meetings. within the next few hours we heard he had resigned. we will keep an eye on the movements of michael gove over the next few hours. with me is dia chakravarty, brexit editor at the daily telegraph. i'm alsojoined by kate proctor, political correspondent for the evening standard. thank you both very much forjoining us. thank you both very much forjoining us. we'll theresa may be feeling
stronger today in some ways with the new cabinet? i'd think so. she has not looked so strong in quite a long time. she has got rid of the two senior cabinet members who were the most vocal supporters of brexit and she is beginning to look very strong, actually. very strong. compared to what she has been looking out for that she has been trying to marry the two sides of the party for a very long time. after the dust settled and she came into parliament, and she was congratulated by her colleagues and a brexiteer mp stood up and was booed by his own party, she looked very confident and she seems to have decided she is going to be on the side of the remainers and she is looking quite strong for it. she was booed because activists no longer had the heart to go out and talk to
constituents because of the chequers deal. how easy will it be to sell? it would be really difficult. you have such a strong group of berry noisy, very active, and very almost belligerent hard brexiteers in parliament. i think she will really struggle to win over them. has she now said, i do not need to win them over. she is going to plough on. the idea that things are home and dry are for the birds. idea that things are home and dry are forthe birds. she has idea that things are home and dry are for the birds. she has a rowdy chunk of mps who she still needs to convince and still needs to try to get onto her side. she has almost cut a whole section out in this 24—hour period. the idea they are going away is nonsense. the eu hasn't had anything to say about this. i could be completely wrong but it seems to me, because this is the remainers deal, and she has decided to come onto the side of the
remainers, i think she would get some positive noises out of the eu as well be resolved so thinking if we get rid of theresa may and pushed harder and she falls, will we have to deal with a true brexiteer who actually wants to pursue brexit? theresa may has made it clear that sheep robbery does not. there is only one name in town, is there? —— that theresa may clearly does not.” wonder if boris has left it too late. yesterday morning i thought he was not going to go. had he left in december, once the backstop was in view, that would have been a powerful message. if he had left over heathrow, that would have been a powerful message. i'm not sure what you gain by leaving yesterday. i was waiting this morning to have seen some massive i was waiting this morning to have seen some massive intervention by borisjohnson but that has not happened. i was expecting more from
him. that is what a lot of hard brexiteers are wanting. everyone here is holding their breath. theresa may is hoping there is no next step like google are facing this time yesterday. michael gove has cancelled a couple of engagements. i do not know what is going on. yesterday there was radio silence from boris allday and now michael gove is missing out on a few things. —— all day. i wonder if theresa may wants to put her remain cabinet people forward. we have had the promotion ofjeremy hunt to foreign secretary. i think theresa may wants to get her new cabinet settled. we will see. thank you both very much. that was the hope yesterday morning. then followed one of the most febrile days i have ever
seen. of the most febrile days i have ever seen. today, much calmer, certainly for the moment. thank you. look at the breeze behind you. it is a lot cloudier than it has been. behind me it is fairly cloudy skies. this ribbon of cloud is associated with that strong breeze. bigger cloud across scotland. glorious spells of sunshine elsewhere across england and wales and eastern parts of northern ireland where it will feel fairly warm. as we had through this evening and overnight, it will stay dry across england and wales. the rain continues further north and west scotland. some is pushing down into northern ireland. very much needed rain. it will be a fresh night in rural spots. tomorrow, a similar day. there will be some
sunny spells around. for england, wales and southern scotland, more cloud across scotland and northern ireland. the rain ends up becoming patchier into the afternoon. we could see an isolated shower in parts of western england and wales. essentially it will be dry here. the temperatures creeping up a little bit more than what we saw today. pretty good—looking conditions i think for wimbledon. a bit of cloud around in the morning. that should break up in the afternoon. 24 or 25 degrees and the winds will be light as well. a big ridge of high pressure continues on into thursday. this weather front will tend to bring further cloud and the risk of showers to western scotland and northern ireland. maybe the shower breaking out in england and wales. many staying dry. temperatures creeping up across central and southern england. we are looking at highs of 26 and maybe 27 celsius in some spots. further north 17 to 20
degrees. there will be an increasing chance of showers or thunderstorms breaking up on friday. it is important to know these are hit and miss showers. some areas will see a downpour and other areas staying dry. temperatures are bit higher still. 27 or 28 degrees. in warm for scotla nd still. 27 or 28 degrees. in warm for scotland and northern ireland. as we head into the weekend, i think we will continue to see the threat of sharing rain for scotland and northern ireland. it will be hotting up, particularly across the south with an increasing chance of showers and thunderstorms as well. this is bbc news — our latest headlines. all 12 boys and their football coach have been rescued from the cave in thailand, after more than a fortnight underground. three divers and a doctor are still to emerge. theresa may's new look cabinet meets for the first time — as the prime minister calls
for party unity. the family of dawn sturgess — the wiltshire woman who died after being poisoned by novichok — described her as a "gentle soul who was generous to a fault". the biggest display of british airpower for nearly 30 years has taken place, to mark the centenary of the raf the mission to moscow — england fans make a late bid for tickets and flights to the world cup semifinal against croatia tomorrow. sport now on afternoon live with tim hague. and, tim, we are edging closer and closer to the big one? yes, indeed. england are in moscow for the biggest match of their lives. they take on croatia tomorrow night for a place in the world cup semifinal. they were out training this morning, looking very relaxed, warming up with a rubber chicken. i
did not expect to say that today! it is england was the first semifinal in 28 years and they do not want to let this amazing opportunity slip away. we have not come this far not to win it and get over that line. i think a lot has been said about the squad being young but it is a young and experienced squad. a lot of players play at the highest level and have won trophies as well. that will always help when you are in a big tournament. everybody is just enjoying what we have shown and what we have done so far. there is still so we have done so far. there is still so much to play for and so many big games coming up. ashley young speaking there. and a couple of other european nations in action tonight? yes, we have the first of the semifinals, france against belgium in st petersburg with two
strikers chasing harry kane for the golden boot. france's killian backpay has three goals. he might be an injury doubt for tonight. —— killian mbappe. romelu lukaku has four goals. we also have the women's quarter finals day at wimbledon. john watson is there. it has been an amazing year, and it continues today. does indeed. we have been talking that serena williams and her progress to the quarterfinals with so progress to the quarterfinals with so many of the top seeds falling away in the early stages. we will go to centre court. we have a cracking match well under way. it is angelique kerber and daria kasatkina of russia. angelique kerber is set to the good. she has had several match points already to book a place
in the semifinals. angelique kerber is one of those who could well rival serena williams for the title this year. she has her seventh match point here. we will see if she can convert that because as we were saying, with serena williams seemingly progressing comfortably to the quarterfinals, and with a spot in the semifinals in line as well, angelique kerber could rival her for the title this year. let's take you back to centre court now. and she has done it there. she is into the semifinals. angelique kerber through and could rival serena williams because they faced each other in the 2016 final. it was serena williams who came out on top that day. dominika cibulkova have lost two
jelena 0stapenko. that was on court numberone. jelena 0stapenko. that was on court number one. 0stapenko was the former french open champion. she came through in straight sets. 0stapenko has a superb game but cibulkova has been playing very well. she was not seeded when wimbledon chose to give a seed to serena williams instead. 0stapenko through and angelique kerber as well. serena williams the favourite but plenty of other dangerous players. john watson and we will see later. and that is all the sport from me. i will have more in the afternoon. thank you. more now on our main story. all 12 members of a thai youth football team and their coach have now been brought out alive and safe out of the flooded caves where they were trapped for over two weeks. it follows a massive operation involving scores of cave divers, from all around the world, as well as thai navy seals, troops and volunteers. geoff crossley is a former cave rescue diver based in the uk. he is in cumbria.
ifi if i had asked you at the beginning of this mission what the chances of success of this mission what the chances of su ccess we re , of this mission what the chances of success were, what would you have said? that is a very good question. it would be very difficult to predict the outcome because there are so many predict the outcome because there are so many factors involved, to be honest. i could not really safe shore. but people would be very worried about getting everybody out alive, i can say that the definite. the very fact that one of the diving experts died during this mission underlines how difficult this really was? cave diving is a very specialist sport. there are not that many people in the world who go in for it comparatively, when you compare it with the sports of underwater diving and caving, of which it is a combination. i think testa m e nt which it is a combination. i think testament should begin into the navy seals themselves, because it is not
something that they would normally be expected to do. if you can call ita be expected to do. if you can call it a day to dayjob, it is not in thatjob. so the circumstances they have been put into his very difficult and as you say, the fact that one of them has died is very, very sad. but it does show the type of dangers that are involved. you have got that factor, the danger of the mission itself, and on top of that you have got the youngest, 11 yea rs that you have got the youngest, 11 years old, boys who have never died, some who have never swum before, who you have got to nurse through the two miles of caves, much of which is underwater, how do you begin that? was clear they did not have any choice in the end and the water was going to rise and it was likely to flood the chamber where they were sitting. therefore, you have got to make those contingency plans which they clearly did do to get them out.
and when they realised that was their only option, they put the plan in place. the boys, obviously, it just shows testament to their character, how they have done this, and the skill and tenacity of the rescu e rs and the skill and tenacity of the rescuers as well. they will have gained the trust of those boys over several days, and they would have practised with them and made sure they had all the right equipment, that they accompanied them out, kept them as calm as possible during the journey out, but you cannot underestimate it. difficult conditions, probably very poured the —— very poor visibility and they would have had to use underwater breathing apparatus. a difficult journey. i'm thankful that all the children are out. i have had nightmares about the thought of
being ina nightmares about the thought of being in a cave like this, let alone having to go through that sort of rescue. i wonder how the boys will recover. is this something they will need help with, having been through an ordeal like this? i suppose it is down to psychologists to determine that, i hope they see it as part of another adventure when they were being prepared to go out, died out. they are obviously adventurous children by the fact of where they are or how they got there. i hope that they saw it as another adventure. as a child mentally, they we re adventure. as a child mentally, they were perhaps not fully aware of all the dangers. to be honest, it was the dangers. to be honest, it was the coach i was most worried about because he is an adult and would probably appreciate the dangers more. from the side of the rescuer, i think they will come out absolutely elated. i think they will realise it is one of the proudest moments of their life. i have been
through a similar thing. i think we should all be proud, everyone involved in this rescue. i'm sure we all are. thank you for your time. let's return now to events here in westminster. a day after suffering two high—profile resignations in 24 hours, theresa may has gathered together her new cabinet for the first time. the prime minister described the meeting as "productive", while senior ministers on both sides of the brexit debate insisted they stood behind her strategy. with me is tom swarbrick — former aide to theresa may. do you think she has got through this? we will see. i think we are in the foothills of the larger argument. i think the initialflurry of attention yesterday when everyone seemed to have too much to drink. had one minute, i was here and i had not been drinking and i have never known an atmosphere like this!“ you look at the scale of college green, this is a three give ebay crisis rather than a ten gazebo
crisis. they had to look at what relationship they wanted with the european union. was it what they could get away with?” european union. was it what they could get away with? i think it was based on everything they had been discussing over the last two years with cabinet and the heads of state. bore no relation to her lancaster house speech. she said she was leaving the customs union. there are plenty of leave supporters in the conservative party and labour parties seem to be content with it, not least michael gove. losing boris was probably less inevitable than losing david davis, but it struck me from the reshuffle which took place last night which was quite expensive and quite quick, that they had probably been planning for that outcome and therefore had a plan in
place. brexiteers say she should not be appealing to the remain part of her party, the country voted for brexit and they are the ones who feel this does not go far enough. and that is understandable because the full details have not come out. we have not seen the white paper yet. i have heard comments that it might be delayed for a little bit longer. that is the point when the detail comes out. there was a yougov poll which suggests more than half of people don't know yet whether it is good for the country or bad for the country. the argument is there to be one, whether it is the right thing for the country and whether this is the brexit people want. i will have my lbc show on saturday and there were a lot of angry people who voted leave and this is not what they want and there has to be job of explaining to them how this goes along with the lines of the prime minister. you will know from your
own radio show that most people who train in saying just get on with it. god macro absolutely and there are a lot of people who are angry that we are here after two years. and a lot of people would say isn't this the perfect time to trigger article 50. if we remember the european commission said there is no negotiation without notification so we have to trigger article 50 in order to have the conversation with them. as part of the conversations she has been having, whether it is the 1922, the cabinet meeting or chequers, angela merkel may have been a key combination. she is in town. what european leaders think is absolutely critical. tom, always good to talk to. just some quick breaking news. we have heard that the taoiseach leo varadkar have said that the resignations of boris johnson and david davis are internal matters for the uk government. he
said he looked forward to reading the british government's white paper. that is potentially a very significant development there from the irish taoiseach because the issue of that irish border is central to the issues that theresa may faces. you are watching afternoon almagro live. rachel is here with the business news but first, let's have the headlines. all 12 boys and their football coach have been rescued from the cave in thailand, after more than a fortnight underground. three divers and a doctor are still to emerge. the biggest display of british airpower for nearly 30 years has taken place, to mark the centenary of the raf. theresa may's new look cabinet meets for the first time since two of her senior ministers resigned yesterday. the royal wedding and good weather gave the uk economy a boost
in may, growing by 0.3%. but construction and industrial activity remained pretty sluggish. the latest reading reinforces expectations that the bank of england remains on track to raise interest rates again in august. the struggling discount retailer poundworld has announced it will be closing 25 stores, which will lead to 242 job losses. the retailer's administrators, deloitte, have been trying to find a buyerfor the troubled chain since it went into administration on 11 june. two potential deals have failed, including one from the chain's founder chris edwards, who was offering to buy around half of the stores. online retailer ocado says it made a loss of £9 million in the first quarter, blamed largely on the cost of new investment. that's down from a profit of £7.7 million in the year before. but the firm says revenue was up 12% during the same period, and the share price is up 6% on the ftse. it's second quarter earnings season
in the states and pepsi released their figures before the markets opened there this morning — so far the share price is up, why? well, the company that you might associate with fizzy drinks is shifting it's focus to more healthy beverages and snacks. our new york business reporter kim gittleson is at the new york stock exhange for us. kim, why are pepsi branching out and how is it working? it isa it is a busy day here. as you mentioned, investors are happy with pepsi's earnings, mostly because the company's pepsi's earnings, mostly because the compa ny‘s snack business pepsi's earnings, mostly because the company's snack business which makes things like doritos is doing quite well. the key thing that is driving this is that partially people still
like salty snacks but also partially the company have mixed its products to more healthy snacks. also helping pepsi was international sales which have expanded well, especially in latin america. that shift is proving successful toward snacks and healthy beverages, is there a feeling that pepsi could abandon its core stable of drinks, the high sugar fizzy drinks? the fizzy drinks are doing quite well for pepsi. sales have declined since autumn of last year. pepsi makes pepsi but also mountain, grady. we have seen sales decline. the drinks business would be one company and the snacks business would be another one but pepsi has said it will not do that and it is
doubling down on advertising for the brands i have mentioned pepsi, gatorade and mountain dew. how large the us markets reacting to all the turmoil we have had in the usa and in the uk with the brexit negotiations. is there any reaction on the us markets? there really isn't. investors here are concerned with two things, the impact that donald trump's protectionist trade policies could have and also second—quarter trade earnings. they wa nt to second—quarter trade earnings. they want to see that american corporations are taking advantage of a table business environment here in the united states. growth is trundling on nicely, tax reform is helping businesses pad their bottom line. when it comes to british politics, it is not really having any impact on what is going on in
these death around me. thank you for that. let's have a quick look at how the markets have been getting on today. durling fell, it was down against the dollar and the euro. —— sterling fell. accardo was up more than 6% at one point —— ocado. sky shares were up 196. point —— ocado. sky shares were up 1%. we have heard that fox is preparing a new bid to stop. iam back preparing a new bid to stop. i am back in the next hour. you are
looking a bit lonely over there! celebrations to mark the centenary of the raf culminated this lunchtime with a fly—past over buckingham palace. it was the largest display of british air power for nearly 30 yea rs. some people went to extreme lengths to watch the fly past. there were two people on the platform who would have been looking down on the plains of they passed. rather then than me. the fly past was watched by the queen and thousands of spectators. robert hall reports. her grandfather reviewed the fledgling raf in 1918. her father flew with it. a century on, the queen and her family joined the raf family, spanning decades of service
in the air and on the ground. we shall pray today for the raf in its continuing service and its vital contribution to the defence of the realm. and of our allies. today's events are the finale of a programme which set out to commemorate, celebrate and inspire. for a few moments, the congregation were taken back to the heady and dangerous days of the two world wars, days when flying officer john magee found poetry in the skies above britain. oh, i have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter silvered wings. some would i have climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of some split clouds, and done 100 things you have not dreamed of. this congregation was reminded of the tens of thousands who died in the two world wars and in subsequent raf operations spanning the globe. i remember today my grandmother's
brother, jock, killed in wellington bomber in 1943. my grandfather's brother, charles portal, who commanded the royal air force much of that war. and my father who flew low—level sorties in burma. i read his logbook again last week. how right and proper that we should each remember all who served. but this was also a day to celebrate the present. in the mall the crowds joined the men and women of a 21st—century raf. proudly parading their new colours outside buckingham palace, where the queen spoke of her own links with the service. that family tradition continues to this day. the duke of edinburgh, the prince of wales and the duke of cambridge have all earned their wings and wear
them with great pride. and then, a rumble in the skies as the raf told a story through its aircraft, queueing for the run over buckingham palace, capturing the changes in technology which still bring fresh challenges, from the trenches to space, the raf motto is "through adversity to the stars," a spirit that lies at the heart of this spectacular birthday. when we got here this morning there we re when we got here this morning there were clouds over the skies for a long time and there was a sense that the fly past would not be as spectacular as it was but we had no need to fear as you saw there. quite remarkable pictures. let's see what the weather has got in store for us. it has been a cooler day for many of
us it has been a cooler day for many of us today as the cold front flips its way further southwards. a few weather fronts across northern parts of scotla nd weather fronts across northern parts of scotland will bring bigger cloud and outbreaks of rain for the rest of the day into the evening. then we will see some more substantial rain pushing into northern ireland and western scotland, some useful rain here by the end of the night as we head into tomorrow. elsewhere, it will be largely dry bar the odd shower. these are town and city temperatures. a bit fresher in the countryside. tomorrow, many places will be dry. there will be some showers with longer spells of rain. most of this rain will be across northern and western scotland in two parts of northern ireland. some very useful rain here to help with the very dry conditions. for much of england and wales, bar the odd shower developing, it should be a
dry one. more sunshine than we had today and the temperatures will creep up a little bit higher. 25 or 26 will be the high. a good afternoon for the play at wimbledon. temperatures reaching 23 or 24 celsius. variable amounts of cloud and sunny spells and the winds will be light as well. on thursday, high pressure still with us. also if you showers. some of them could be heavy across western parts of britain. maybe the odd thunderstorm developing. the same across parts of england but many places will stay dry. the showers will be hit and miss. temperatures starting to creep up miss. temperatures starting to creep up across miss. temperatures starting to creep up across central and southern areas. further north, maybe a degree or so warmer areas. further north, maybe a degree or so warmer than wednesday. still fairly fresh with some cloud around. on into friday. sunshine and showers or thunderstorms developing. could be the odd heavy one with a yokel downpour but there will be hit and
miss showers. some areas stay dry altogether. it looks like it will be warmer still on friday. temperatures creeping up across england and wales. generally across the high teens and low 20s in scotland and northern ireland. for many of us at the weekend some hot sunshine across southern areas. cloudy with rain for scotla nd southern areas. cloudy with rain for scotland and northern ireland. hello, you're watching afternoon live, i'm simon mccoy at westminster. today at 3. they're out. all 12 boys and their football coach have been rescued from the cave in thailand after more than a fortnight underground. we'll have the latest from the scene business as usual, theresa may's new look cabinet meets for the first time as the prime minister calls for party unity. a flypast over buckingham palace of up to 100 aircraft to mark the centenary of the creation of the raf. stav danaos has all the weather. a little bit cool and fresh today,
certainly across southern areas, but temperatures will rise again later on in the week with an increasing chance of showers and thunderstorms. we will have all the details for you later on. also coming up, the final countdown for england as they prepare for tomorrow's world cup semi—final against croatia in moscow. hello everyone, this is afternoon live. plenty from here at westminster in a few minutes but first our main story. all 12 members of a thai youth football team and their coach have now been brought out alive and safe, from the flooded caves in thailand where they were trapped hundreds of metres underground for over two weeks. it follows a massive operation involving scores of cave divers, from all around the world, as well as thai navy seals, troops and volunteers.
the news came just before one o'clock after a final rescue mission today that lasted more than ten hours. a doctor and three thai navy commandos, who've been with the young footballers every since they were found, are still being brought out. let's join dan johnson who's at the cave entrance now. yes, relief here all round, stress and tension of the last 18 days has been taken off in layers today, as those ambulances have left, signalling that the last of the boys and their coach have been rescued and their coach have been rescued and were on their way to hospital, this has been such a tough and complex rescue operation, so much to talk about, so much to reflect on, the strength and resilience and self belief of those boys, the skill and determination of the expert cave divers who came to rescue them. it's
a nominalfeat of divers who came to rescue them. it's a nominal feat of endurance, divers who came to rescue them. it's a nominalfeat of endurance, and a daring rescue operation that has been carried off successfully against such difficult odds. let's have a look back at how this has actually been achieved. the guiding rope leading the way to safety. just look what it is like for rescuers deep inside the tham luang cave. tough to see, hard to hear, difficult to know what the next obstacle will be. this international team is part of an incredible effort of human endeavour and, so far, they have overcome every challenge nature has thrown down. there is a ninth ambulance, and we think that is the ninth boy on his way to hospital. those already in hospital are fine, say doctors, but they are being kept in isolation while their condition is assessed. there is concern about infections, diseases. they have lost weight, and food is being gradually reintroduced. some have asked for chocolate. eight days ago they were found alive but their ordeal was not over. they have learned to scuba dive
to make it to the surface, squeezing through passagers just 15 inches wide where the divers guiding them have to take their air tanks off. they are getting forced to do something that no kid has ever done before. it is not in any way normal for kids to be cave diving aged 11. and thinking about it, being kept in a small cave for two weeks, they have not seen their mums, incredibly strong kids. and the last boy and his football coach are still here being checked over, but soon they will be on their way to hospital and then the celebration can really begin. they have done it, hold off one of the toughest ever scathe dives on their first experience of scuba—diving. —— toughest ever cave dives. the divers were here straightaway when the boys were first reported, for ten days no one knew if they would be found alive,
if they had even survived when the water level rose in the cave, trapping them there, they did not know if anyone was coming. even when they were found, the rescue operation looked impossible, every option had so much danger and difficulty and downsides. based boards different options. one was to wait, was to see how long it took for the water level to recede naturally, could have been months, no one wanted to wait that long, but they did not want to rush the operation, either, they put into action a plan that had been carefully thought out and was then delicately lamented, to teach the boys the techniques of scuba—diving they would need to make it out through the water, the way they went in more than two weeks ago. we saw the last ambulance leave with its lights on, the 13th ambulance that has left this site in the last few days, conveying the last of the group on his way to hospital. that means it is almost mission accomplished here, almost job
means it is almost mission accomplished here, almostjob done, some of the rescue workers have already been cheering and celebrating, applauding the effort, applauding their own effort, phenomenal effort, over the last 18 days. still work to do, the officials in charge of the operation this morning said it would not be over until everyone was out of the cave, that means all those rescue workers who have played a part in resupplying the caverns, stating the route to be there in case anything went wrong, providing extra supplies, and the doctor taken into treat the boys and assess them to see if they were ready to come out, he has got to make it to safety, along with the three navy divers who first found them, were part of the tea m first found them, were part of the team that went in there, a team that have stayed there with them, three navy divers who have spent eight days and nights with them, that is an ordealfor them, days and nights with them, that is an ordeal for them, they don't have much experience in these conditions and it will have taken its toll on them. the officials in charge of the operation will not celebrate until they know that all are safe, we do
not have the official confirmation yet. the other sad note in this whole episode, the death of salmon the man, a former navy diver, who volunteered to come back from his job working in security at bangkok airport, when he heard the boys were missing, he got on the plane, to offer his skills, his abilities, to be part of the rescue mission, and late on thursday night, and the early hours of thursday morning, he lost his life. —— saman kunan. that was a real shock to everyone, a real blow, that showed us how dangerous this mission can be, it made eve ryo ne this mission can be, it made everyone more determined to make sure they succeeded and boy did they succeed, those boys and their coach, now on their way to hospital and about to begin the next phase in their recovery. outside the hospital, one hourfrom here, my colleague, martin patients, have they all arrive there yet? three
minutes ago we saw andy lynch is flashing by, there is a sense that the four boys who were rescued today and the coach have been taken into the hospital behind me, they will at some point hopefully later today be meeting their team—mate, eight of which are on the eighth floor. —— team—mates. which are on the eighth floor. —— team— mates. you which are on the eighth floor. —— team—mates. you can imagine there will be a extraordinary scenes, that team have been through so much together, they went into the cave, now they will be reunited on the eighth floor. i imagine there were incredibly dark moments in the cave, for eight days, they did not know whether or not any help was coming. help did come, then, the extraordinary moment which began on sunday, when the first four boys came out, on monday, the next four, today, the final four, along with the coach. a real sense of jubilation here, ambulances driving
into the hospital, i heard a large shia from the crowd, a crowd of locals. gathered here, to try to, to try to glimpse a piece of the action, catch a piece of the unfolding drama. thais are not people who wear their motion on their sleeve, but there is a sense that these 12 boys are there boys, and they have all come home. what will happen next in terms of being reunited with their families, has that been possible for the boys rescued two days ago? it will be donein rescued two days ago? it will be done in stages, what we know is that the first four boys have seen their parents and sing them through a glass window and the reason is, all the boys are being kept in medical quarantine, the reason for that, say thai officials is because they are worried the boys may have picked up disease or infection while in the cave, they are in good health, but they are weakened, the officials do
not want to take any chances, they are being incredibly cautious when it comes to the health of the boys. four have seen their parents, i am sure the next four will be able to see their parents, and the four boys who have just arrived, there will be a sense of joy who have just arrived, there will be a sense ofjoy and celebration among the family. what was interesting, the family. what was interesting, the boys names were never made public initially, that was out of solidarity to all the families, the families would not know perhaps if there are boy was in the hospital or still stuck in the cave. now, those 12 families, along with the family of the coach, all have good news, everybody has come out alive. they will be facing a battery of medical tests, and according to thai officials, it may be several days before the boys actually get out of hospital. there has been an extraordinary gesture, they have been invited to the world cup, imagine the opportunity, but thai
officials say that they must stay in hospital and undergo medical tests before they are allowed out. they might not get to the world cup but we hear the fact that there is an invitation to manchester united, of course one of the world's biggest clubs, the boys are all big fans, and so! clubs, the boys are all big fans, and so i think for them, when they get out of hospital, reunited with their families, get out of hospital, reunited with theirfamilies, and get out of hospital, reunited with their families, and there could be some foreign trips, foreign footballing trips lined up for these young boys. how much information we given about how the first boys to be taken to hospital are actually recovering, what condition are they in? we know that they are in good health, we know that they are in good spirits. they have undergone a battery of tests, they do not have any fevers but we are still awaiting some of the results for the test. i think the most important point, they are trying to build up their strength, when they were stuck in
the cave for more than two weeks, they did not get enough food so they were, they have been eating food gels, building up to solid food slowly. there is a good indication they all have appetite back and they have been asking officials for favourite food, one boy wanted bread with chocolate sauce, early in the day, he was granted that. it is a gradual process, caution is the word that the officials want to be absolutely sure that these boys are in full health, before they walk out of that hospital. thank you, obviously, a long road ahead for those boys but celebrations can start now. sounds like a positive mood at the hospital, and that is replicated here by the cave entrance, at tham luang, some of rescue workers already cheering the accomplishment, such a daring rescue
attempt. the official in charge said it was d—day when they said they we re it was d—day when they said they were going to this, that gives an idea of the kind of rescue attempt they were trying to pull off, difficult thing to even work out, to lay the plans, so complicated, facing so many challenges, they have visited to every challenge that has been put in front of them, achieving so been put in front of them, achieving so much. they seem to have got these boys out with absolute perfection, the skill and expertise of these divers cannot be underestimated. they say some superheroes do not wear capes. . . they say some superheroes do not wear capes... the ones here were wearing scuba equipment, fins and wet suits! dr sarita robinson is a survival psychologist at the university of central lancashire, she's in preston. how will those boys be feeling now
that they are out and free? initially there will be a sense of elation, that they have managed to survive their ordeal. what we may see in the short—term is cognitive collapse, so they have kept themselves going through this very challenging two week period, their brains have been on high alert, their bodies have been under a colossal amount of stress. once they realise they are safe and in the security of the hospital, we might initially see a bit of a dip. they might be sleeping a lot, they might become a little more withdrawn, that isjust their body become a little more withdrawn, that is just their body naturally trying to recover from the events and process what they have been through. particularly in those presumably first week or so where are they are trapped, they realise their lives are in danger, it is getting them through that, their coach will have played a crucial role. yes, i was really surprised when we saw the
first clips of the children after they had been found by the cave divers, that they were actually quite alert, they could form sentences and ask relevant questions. they seemed mentally to be ina questions. they seemed mentally to be in a very good place. i think, yes, the coach has played a critical role, i would guess, yes, the coach has played a critical role, iwould guess, in yes, the coach has played a critical role, i would guess, in motivating, keeping them optimistic, and hopeful that, you know, people were looking for them and they were going to be found. that moment when there is too british divers, appearing from the murky depths, and they have been found. they may well look back and say that was the most amazing moment. i think you're right, up until that point, they had been trapped in the dark matter not been able to even tell if people are looking for them. most adults would find that a truly terrifying situation. remember, these guys are aged 11 up, they are not adults,
they have a fairly young coach with them, only 25. onlyjust an adult himself. and so i can imagine the pressure is that were going on in those initial nine days were very difficult for them to deal with. just a word about how easy it was to get young boys like that calm enough to go underwater, with gear they have never worn before, some could not even swim, and avoid the potential killer, which for them, would be panic. i'm always saying, in survival situations, we rarely see panic, and that is true, except for when we are in very confined spaces, what could be more confined than being in a cave system that is full of water. this was one occasion where, yes, we could well have seen panic. that panic would have been very dangerous in that situation.
the boys will have had to have, you know, good training but also real confidence in the divers, and that is one of the things that really has come across, is how these divers have managed to keep them from harm, to educate them into very complicated scuba diving techniques, and, you know, given them hope that they will be able to make it out 0k. dr, thank you, most grateful for yourtime, dr, thank you, most grateful for your time, thank you forjoining us. here in westminster, theresa may's new—look cabinet has met for the first time since the resignations of borisjohnson and david davis. their departure over the prime minister's brexit strategy left her government potentially in crisis. but ministers this morning declared their support with the new foreign secretary jeremy hunt saying he would be "four square" behind her. following cabinet, theresa may said the meeting had been "productive" and that she was "looking
ahead to a busy week". leila nathoo reports. is the brexit dream dying, prime minister? not quite the hat—trick of cabinet resignations for theresa may to deal with last night and this is still her front door for now. do you still support the prime minister's chequers plan? some familiarfaces still in their posts... would you hold firm on the brexit plan? absolutely. others with a new ministerial brief. theresa may's new look top team gathered for the first time this morning after two explosive departures forced a reshuffle. taking david davis's place as the new brexit secretary is former housing minister dominic raab. with borisjohnson out, jeremy hunt becomes the new foreign secretary. matt hancock takes charge of health. his replacement at culture secretary is jeremy wright. he walked out because he could not stomach the government's brexit plans. boris johnson left with barbed words. the dream of brexit is dying, he said. and... we are becoming a colony? no, i don't accept that at all. what we are doing is setting out a practical way forward and i think the challenge for everyone in this debate, whether in government
or elsewhere, is what do we do? what is actually the plan? what do we do to move these negotiations forward? are you fully behind theresa may's brexit plan? 100%. have you considered resigning yourself over this? absolutely not. some brexiteers are on board, willing to accept a compromise, but there are many on the backbenches who see the plan agreed at chequers as a betrayal of what brexit really means. i'm not convinced yet that we are going to be in that position where we will be out there and can say we have taken back control and have the freedom to go out there, strike the free trade deals and be independent in the way in which we have been speaking about being independent. for now, ministers insist there will be no change of approach, and a new cabinet make—up, perhaps more loyal and supportive of theresa may, could help her see her strategy through. the prime minister's opponents have not yet moved against her. some may be emboldened by the turmoil, but for the time being, the numbers remain in her favour.
that doesn't mean the danger has passed, a rival with an alternative brexit vision could emerge, but mrs may believes the vision she has outlined is the only viable strategy. dreams are not enough. we have to be realistic about our trade with europe and make sure that after we legally leave the european union, that trade continues as smoothly as possible and the prime minister's plan sets out how to do that. mrs may has a visitor later this week, borisjohnson is a boris johnson is a friend who borisjohnson is a friend who has been very supportive to me, very nice, the uk is in turmoil. i like borisjohnson, i have always liked him. she has set out her stall for her party and the eu to see, but the more difficult road lies ahead, getting a final
agreement with brussels that all are signed up to. leila nathoo, bbc news, westminster. sir malcolm rifkind is with me, former foreign secretary between 1995 and 1997, and david jones mp, a former brexit minister. thank you forjoining us, i was reading an article, you used the word optimism. a pessimist is someone word optimism. a pessimist is someone who believes in is could not be worse, and an optimist is someone who knew they could be(!) so that would suggest you regard this as a good thing. not so much david davis, because i think, whether you agree or disagree, that was a principled resignation, he was the brexit negotiator, how could he negotiate something he genuinely didn't believe. boris, iam more critical, he had been very insulting to the prime minister at the chequers summit, so faras prime minister at the chequers summit, so far as we can believe, then he placed full support later that evening, and then changes his
mind when david davis survives, whatever that was, it was not political! we are in turmoil, boris johnson has is support... are we in turmoil, as donald trump says? clearly turbulence within the government, obviously going to take some time for equilibria to be restored, but i think that the prime minister has shown herself to be remarkably resilient, over the last couple of years. and i think that things will get better. what would your proposal be, would it be to stick with theresa may and the chequers plan? certainly we should stick with the prime minister, to have a leadership election at the moment would be far too distracting, notjust for the moment would be far too distracting, not just for the conservative moment would be far too distracting, notjust for the conservative party but for the country as a whole. but i think so far as the chequers plan is concerned, it requires a bit of examination and one of the major problems with this plan is that it is very unlikely that it will be accepted in that form by the european union because it effectively recreates a form of the
single market, the eu will require that you be paid for, for access to that, and also the question of freedom of movement is something they will be insistent on. it has been reported there is now splits developing in the argy, the group led by jacob rees—mogg. developing in the argy, the group led byjacob rees—mogg. —— the erg. do you think that those behind a stronger, tougher brexit are squabbling among themselves?” stronger, tougher brexit are squabbling among themselves? i was ata squabbling among themselves? i was at a meeting of the erg last night andl at a meeting of the erg last night and i saw no signs of division within it, essentially it is a european research group, there are shades of opinion, the broad thrust of opinion within the group, the erg, is that... are two different wings developing within the group? not at all. theresa may is clearly hoping that today, tomorrow, go by without incident. can she then carry this government forward, and take something to the eu, which they can
then say yes or no to? us, for two reasons, not that there is no longer brexiteers in the cabinet or in the collea g u es brexiteers in the cabinet or in the colleagues —— among her innermost colleagues, many supporting her are convinced believers in brexit, dominic raab was one of the main campaigners for brexit, two ministers have left but most of the brexit supporting ministers in the cabinet believe, and this is what they have said publicly, that they can support the new agreed strategy and like any strategy, it involves compromises from both sides are we now go forward to the final stage, we have already been through the stage of the budget obr and transitional elements, we now have the final negotiations on trade. what i hope some critics will bear in mind is that this is a huge historic change, if we leave, as we will leave the european union next year, that is a huge achievement in itself, if in order not to distract british industry dramatically all these companies that depend upon easy a ccess these companies that depend upon easy access with european markets,
if we have a transition period, not just a few years, as far as i'm concerned, five or ten years, in the history of the united kingdom, what is 510 years. 510 years transition?! we have been in this union for 43 yea rs, we have been in this union for 43 years, it is not surprising that so much industry is so intertwined that two separate it all in a sane and sensible way for other than ideological reasons, the practical problems of doing so, when the brexit people who have resigned or are hostile were asked, why haven't you produced an alternative strategy, it is not that they did not want to, it is because any alternative to be more credible than the government's would have you had better a nswers the government's would have you had better answers to the questions. the alternative is crashing out and returning to world trade rules... that is one option, there is another option, already on offer from the european union and that is a free—trade agreement based upon the one that was agreed with canada. one of the objections, one of the
objections to that is that it causes problems with the northern ireland southern ireland border. but we know that the british government has said there will be no infrastructure on there will be no infrastructure on the border, leo varadkar, the irish prime minister, has said the same, as did jean—claude juncker, only la st as did jean—claude juncker, only last week. and so i think that the northern ireland southern ireland border is in issue that has been weaponised, to suit the interests of the european union, and there will need to be negotiation around the canada need to be negotiation around the ca na da style need to be negotiation around the canada style deal and we will be much better. i have some sympathy about what he has said about canada but a more fundamental problem, the canada agreement was purely about tariffs, what will do most damage see huge swathes of british industry, over 43 years of membership, the motor vehicle industry, hundreds of components imported from virtually every country in the european union and at the moment they go through them in seconds that the various borders, if it isa seconds that the various borders, if it is a canada style agreement, there must be border checks, that is
there must be border checks, that is the most serious problem, those who criticise the prime minister have not provided alternatives. thank you both very much forjoining us. we will pick up with that aim, all this has a huge bearing on the uk economy, figures show that it grew by 0.3% in may, the office for national statistics said the royal wedding had boosted the economy. the latest assessment by the office for national statistics said the royal wedding and the warm weather had helped to boost the economy. but the underlying picture remains one of sluggish growth. andy verity has more. what is it about this... that makes us want to go shopping? because that's what we did in may, according to the first official figures to track how the economy's growing month by month. the royal wedding and sustained good weather prised open our purses and made us forget we're outspending our incomes. the construction industry had been flattened in the spring by the cold weather, the so—called beast from the east that meant less work could be done.
but in may it started digging itself out of that hole. if there is eight inches of snow on the ground, that's obviously going to stop construction work. however, things now have really picked up. and i think those projects which were delayed in the winter months are now coming to table, coming to site. and i think we have all reasons to be optimistic going throughout the summer into the year now the weather is a lot better. according to official estimates, the construction industry produced 2.9% more in may than it did in april. the service industry grew by 0.3% and the whole economy also grew by 0.3% in just one month. because of these upbeat economic growth numbers, the market nowjudge it 80% likely that interest rates will have to rise in three weeks' time. but if you look at the underlying picture, over three months the economy's only grown by 0.2%. in the past, the economy would have had to have been going a lot faster than that for the bank to be even thinking about raising interest rates. however, once the next rate rise is done, any further rate rises will take time. the appropriate path for the bank rate basically envisages three rate hikes, over three years, which is clearly a very slow pace of hiking.
the bright economic climate isn't unspoiled by the odd cloud. we imported more in may and exported less, selling fewer cars abroad. widening the gap between imports and exports. but few will be thinking about the trade deficit if other feel—good factors start to kick in. andy verity, bbc news. later we will be going to moscow, we expect a news conference with gareth southgate, the latest on the england team, 24 hours before the semifinal kick—off. first, a weather update. noticeably cooler and breezy across england and wales, more cloud around, also some rain across northern and western scotland, this rain will pep up further this
evening and overnight, pushing down to the northern ireland as well, very much needed rain. elsewhere, staying largely dry, clear spells, variable amounts of cloud, chilly spots in areas, towns and cities generally five, ten, 15 degrees. tomorrow, a lot of sunshine around, more sunshine than we had today, some showers around too. through the morning, a little bit of early cloud, breaking up, lots of sunshine for england and wales. further north and west you are, greater chance of seeing showers, heavy downpour. most places dry, temperatures creeping up a little bit, 25, maybe 26. temperatures creeping up further towards the end of the week, particularly england and wales, increasing chance of showers. this is bbc news — our latest headlines: all 12 boys and their football coach have been rescued from the cave in thailand, after more than a fortnight underground.
three divers and a doctor are still to emerge. theresa may's new look cabinet meets for the first time, as the prime minister calls for party unity. the family of dawn sturgess, the wiltshire woman who died after being poisoned by novichok, described her as a "gentle soul who was generous to a fault". the biggest display of british airpower for nearly 30 years has taken place over central london, to mark the centenary of the raf. the mission to moscow — england fans make a late bid against croatia tomorrow. sport now on afternoon live with tim hague. we're hoping to hearfrom gareth southgate quite soon. what are the questions he might face? he is due to speak in the next half an hour or so. to speak in the next half an hour or so. what kind of questions, however tea m so. what kind of questions, however team feeling ahead of the game?
their biggest match since 1990 when england play germany in turin. the tea m england play germany in turin. the team feeling the pressure? they didn't look like they were this morning. the biggest match of their lives, they take on croatia tomorrow in moscow for a place in the world cup final. but, as i said, very relaxed they look this morning. remarkably relaxed. warming up with a rubber chicken, a silly game to get them warm ahead of trading, open training in front of the world's press. they do not want to let this opportunity slip away, england. very relaxed, very content and they seem ready. we haven't come this far not to go down and win it and get over that line. i think a lot has been said about this squad being young but it's a young and experienced squad, a lot of players playing at the highest level and have won trophies as well. i think that will always help when you're in a big tournament. like i said, everybody
isjust enjoying tournament. like i said, everybody is just enjoying what we've shown and what we have done so far, but there is still so much to play for and so many big games coming up. ashley young speaking there. he is 33 this week, the oldest member of the squad. remember, this is a very inexperienced and very young squad to even more impressive they have got this far. 33 and he can still walk! isn't that something? ann leslie! if you can chuck around the rubber chicken, your all right. looking plucky. you have been saving that! let's talk about the other european nations, two and actions might. belgium and france. i can't get over that quip, simon! france and belgium tonight. two strikers in that match chasing harry kane for the golden boot, mbappe, he has three goals. he might be an injury
doubt, we're not sure he will play. romelu lu ka ku with doubt, we're not sure he will play. romelu lukaku with four goals. harry kane sturaro in front with six and has that match tomorrow to add to his total. if the world cup wasn't enough we have women's quarterfinals day at wimbledon. let's talk to our reporterjohn. it's been an extraordinary year and an extraordinary year and an extraordinary day so far as well, some cracking results. yes, and it could be an extraordinary moment for serena williams. as we've been talking about she has been cruising through the early stages and into the quarterfinals. let's take it to some pictures where she has lost the first set. the first said she has dropped in these championship so far. giorgi braking to go 4—2 in fa ct far. giorgi braking to go 4—2 in fact set. serena williams in trouble. she will need to win the next two sets if she is to go on and took her place in the semifinals
here at wimbledon. the seven times wimbledon champion facing a bit of a test out on centre court at the moment. let's bring new pictures from court number one where kiki bertens is up against g rges. yesterday, kiki bertens knocked out pliskova, the remaining seed in the women's singles. her exit means none of the top ten seats have made it through to the quarterfinals at wimbledon, that is the first time in history of these championships that that has happened. but kiki bertens one set up the moment. it is 1—1 in second set. talking about the absence of those top seeds, the top ten seats. it is angelique kerber now who is the highest seed remaining, the 11th seed. she is through to the semifinals. she wrapped up her match, the first up on centre court earlier on against
kasatkina of russia. she came 36—3, 7-5. kasatkina of russia. she came 36—3, 7—5. angelique kerber having real credentials here after reaching the final in 2016 when she lost against serena williams. its arena can come through the test she is facing a moment then you fancy angelique kerber could be the one to challenge herfor the kerber could be the one to challenge her for the title this year. they are due to meet each other in the finals if they get there. also through is 0stapenko, the former french open champion. was up against cibulkov . french open champion. was up against cibulkov. 0stapenko very impressive coming through in straight sets 7—5, 6-4. a coming through in straight sets 7—5, 6—4. a relative youngster compared to the likes of serena williams that has a very impressive game. 0stapenko through and into the semifinals, where she will now play angelique kerber. we wait to see who willjoin them there. serena williams in that real tussle at the moment but it is certainly hotting up moment but it is certainly hotting up here and what is quarterfinals
day and of course we have the men's quarterfinals to come tomorrow. thank you very much indeed. serena williams has won the first game at that second set but she has lost her first set of the tournament. that is all be sport for now. will perry will be back in the next hour and i believe gareth southgate has arrived for his press conference in moscow. the england team have arrived, along with their manager and we will hear from gareth southgate and i believe jordan henderson as well in the press co nfe re nce jordan henderson as well in the press conference shortly. to preview the world cup semifinal between england and croatia tomorrow evening at seven o'clock in moscow. there is the manager, no waistcoat today, and jordan henderson, the liverpool captain, who has been an ever present for the england team during this world cup. there was a suggestion that henderson may not make the team for this match because
of injury, but that would be a huge loss to gareth southgate given his performance during this world cup. he was the man who missed the penalty against colombia in the second round, of course, but the goalkeeperjordan henderson making that magnificent save from pac milan striker. england winning their first—ever penalty shoot out at the world cup in the second round, following up with a 2—0 victory against sweden. now we can hear from the manager and jordan henderson. ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the press conference with team england. here we have the head coach gareth southgate and also jordan henderson. before you ask your questions, please remember to introduce yourself, let us know your name and yourself, let us know your name and your organisation and what language your organisation and what language you will be speaking because it helps the translation and always rememberwe helps the translation and always remember we need helps the translation and always rememberwe need a helps the translation and always remember we need a microphone for the questions. let's get started, first question, right here in the
middle. hello, we were seeing pictures today you are throwing around a chicken, a plastic chicken when you started practice. what was all that about? that's exactly what i asked our fitness coach as well, what is that all about? our physical performance coaches try to keep refreshing them warm—ups for the players and keep them stimulated, so just a warm—ups for the players and keep them stimulated, sojust a bit warm—ups for the players and keep them stimulated, so just a bit of fun to get them moving and some mobility exercises. from spain. a question for the coach. isjohn stones... and you spend so much time watching nba matches? sorry, could you repeat the
first part? ok, year... well... i actually asked them to compare the two, you worked with them at the same age. for me, what is nice is we've worked withjohn since he was an under21 we've worked withjohn since he was an under 21 international and i've a lwa ys an under 21 international and i've always believed he is a player, style of player that maybe we haven't had in english football before. rio ferdinand is probably as close as we've had. so the way we wa nt to close as we've had. so the way we want to progress as a national federation and national teams at all ages, we need defenders who can use the ball in that style. walker, stones ann maguire have done that really well butjohn is definitely the centre of the three, dictated
the centre of the three, dictated the tempo of the game. —— walker, john stones and harry maguire. his understanding of supporting angles and reading of the game has been excellent, but also his defending has been excellent. against sweden, a different sort of test on a physical test where some people might have thought he'd have found that more difficult and i thought he was exceptional, the way he defended in that game. mba? no, i've not seen lots of nba games, no. next question, please? questions or coach and player. going into this game, how much do you feel over the legacy of english football leicester might you haven't won since 1966 and eve ryo ne you haven't won since 1966 and everyone thinks now is the big opportunity.
i think we just concentrating on what we want to do, what we want to create. we have obviously done 0k what we want to do, what we want to create. we have obviously done ok so far but we want to keep going. we have ta ken each far but we want to keep going. we have taken each game by game and we have taken each game by game and we have to continue to do that. it's a massive game for us, we all know that that there is no need to make it bigger than what it already is. just focus on what we need to do, what the job in hand is. we're going to obviously take a lot of good things from the past, in terms of' 66 on what they achieved them but it isa 66 on what they achieved them but it is a long time ago, so not too many of us camra member that far back. chuckles even i can't remember that far back. we are enjoying the journey. we came here to enjoy our football. all the way through we have been one of the youngest teams in the tournament, the least experienced team in the
tournament, but we were never quite sure how far this team could go. the age of the players, the improvement in the players, the hunger in the players has been apparent for eve ryo ne players has been apparent for everyone to see. we are really proud in the style but we've played, with the intelligence that we've played and we've performed under pressure and we've performed under pressure and dealt with difficult situations in games, where we've had to wait until the last minute to score, we've had to recover from conceding in the last minute. we've been through extra time, penalties. so we have made several pieces of history. biggest win in the tournament for england, first knockout win for ten yea rs, england, first knockout win for ten years, first quarterfinal win for longer. so we're just looking to keep breaking those barriers down. it's really been an enjoyable journey. we want to keep it going. we are now closing the session for
photographers, so i kindly ask you to leave. thank you. we're going to continue over there, at the end, please. gareth, first of all, best of luck for tomorrow. are you aware of the craze that is sweeping the nation that home of waistcoat wednesday pressed might you are responsible for bad and lots of fans are on their way to support you and the team wearing waistcoat as we speak. chuckles i think chuckles ithinki chuckles i think i have said this before, i was not a renowned fashion icon throughout my playing career, so it's rather strange to feel that way now. but we are really proud of the support we receive it. we've had the
chance to make a difference, you know? as supporters and our country has had a long time of suffering, in terms of our football, and the enthusiasm they have for these players, because of the way they have played on the way they have conducted themselves, they have been brilliant ambassadors for our country. i think everybody can see that, they are proud to wear the shirt. it's great for them they've got some brilliant experiences playing for england and our country has been through some difficult moments recently, in terms of its unity, and i think sport has the power to do that and football in particular has the power to do that. so for us, we can feel the energy and we can feel the support from home and that's a very special feeling. it's a privilege for us. a question in english from china. i wa nt a question in english from china. i want to ask a question for head
coach and player. we know croatia have some best midfielders, like from barcelona and real madrid. like for example lu ka from barcelona and real madrid. like for example luka modric and ivan rakitic. we also know henderson has played against them in the champions league. what is england's plan to contain their creative midfield tomorrow night? thank you. well, i can't tell you our plan! but obviously the players that you've mentioned, they are fantastic players. i feel they are a fantastic team, they work for each other, they work together and that's why they are in the semifinal of the world cup. yes, i have played against modric a few times and he is a world —class modric a few times and he is a world—class player, probably one of the best i have played against, so hopefully he has a quieter night tomorrow. but we will do our best to try and keep him quiet. at everyone
else as well, because they have a lot of threats from different areas, but we've been working on the last few days of what we need to do and hopefully we've just got to go out there and implement it in the game. i can't add much more than that, really. i endorse everything jordan says about the players you mentioned. croatia have... fora country that has a small population, notjust country that has a small population, not just now but over the years, they have produced an incredible footballers. we know the quality of their players and the spirit they have as a nation as well. it's a huge test for us, but we are in the semifinal of the world cup, we wouldn't expect it to be any different. right here, please. yes, yes, right there. jordan, are you aware of this record you have of going 30 games without england losing, personally, yourself? how
much pride do you take from that and do you think you're kind of changing, changed opinions of yourself in an england shirt, where maybe there were some doubts? and gareth, would you say that record, what would you say that record speaks about jordan's performances? chuckles we better keep him fit, for a start! someone mentioned it the other day. but to be honest, i don't really... i wouldn't really look too much into it because i don't win on my own. we win asa it because i don't win on my own. we win as a team. just as much as if i played and lost every match, i don't think it would be my fault either. of course, i want to win, we want to win asa of course, i want to win, we want to win as a team but it's not down to any individual or one player, it's down to us as a team. it's down to us, what we do behind the scenes and work on in training, all be hard
work on in training, all be hard work to get here. the whole squad, even people who aren't even hear that have chipped in for us to be able to be in this situation now. so yes, that's what i focus on. the biggest thing for me is continuing to win and hopefully there's a few more wins over the next week. just one question? the second part? ok, go ahead. i thinkjordan is a player who has been underestimated for a long time. i watched him a lot at sunderland as a young player. to go to liverpool and establish yourself at liverpool, feel the shoes of probably their greatest ever player and captain and do it in the way that he has is, shows he has the
trust of his manager. outstanding leadership qualities and the quality of his game has gone on to another level this season, i think his positional understanding, reading of danger. you can see, seeing really clear pictures of the ball, saying passes early, seeing forward passes early, a couple of the through balls the other night were exceptional. so he is playing at the top of his game and he should have huge confidence from having played in the biggest possible club matches already are now he is replicating that form on the international stage. he is not only a huge part of the team but what we are building in terms of his leadership and his influence on other people. we are very fortunate to have him. next question, over there, right behind. gareth, freelancer from the country of the world cup holders. laughter
for a few more days! i wanted to ask you, you were a member of the last england team that found itself at the semifinals of a big competition. is there anything you can take from that experience into this game as a coach that will help you in a positive way or maybe in terms of doing things differently as to how they were dumped them?” doing things differently as to how they were dumped them? i don't think we need to do anything differently. the feel of this group of players is very similar to the group of players we had then. but that team was a lot more of experienced, in terms of its age and experience of big match is. but had tactical understanding and technically good players. we've got emerging leaders. at that time, that tea m emerging leaders. at that time, that team had six captains of their club said there was a lot of leadership in the group. but we approached this tournament in the same way. we were a group of guys having a lot of fun,
injuring our football, a group of guys having a lot of fun, injuring ourfootball, learning and improving all the time and that's what these lads have done. —— enjoying our football. what these lads have done. —— enjoying ourfootball. we're going into a semifinal but it seems to us is the next step along the journey. we have approached every game in the same way, our preparation for every match has been the same and we feel we are in a good place, playing well. so football is a low scoring game with random events that can happen and you are never quite sure what will happen on the night but i'm certain ourteam what will happen on the night but i'm certain our team will play well, because they are transforming what they do on the training pitch into they do on the training pitch into the game and i have complete trust they will go and play in the way we have throughout this tournament. next question, the lady right here? gareth, i would like to ask you about the discussions over raheem sterling's performances in this world cup and are you surprised croatia's coach has identified him as one of the most dangerous players on your side? and for the two of
you, could you tell me what you first thought, what memories it evoked when you first heard after your first win the anthem football's coming home at and what it means when you hear it now? well, i'm not surprised that croatia have identified raheem is a key player. i think if you look at all are think if yomokatallate patterns on the way out attacking patterns on the way out from four have combined and played, he has been instrumental in that. so i think he is a player that is really appreciated by the team and i have seen lots of ex—players and had lots of messages from ex—players who are of the same view. so we are really pleased with his contribution, his work ethic as well without the ball has been incredible for us. he is a huge threat and in the game against sweden was a huge threat throughout. football's coming
home is a song i couldn't even listen to for 20 years, frankly! so for me, it has a slightly different feel, but it's nice to hear people enjoying it again anyway. next question, right here, please? do we have a microphone over there? go—ahead. i think it's obviously a special feeling to know that people back home and out here in russia are enjoying the experience as much as we are and all the celebrations and songs they are singing back home inspires us as players to be able to sort of brings the nation together and put smiles on people's faces. i think that is the biggest thing so far that has come out of it and we wa nt far that has come out of it and we want to continue to do that and make everybody proud. gareth, you ever seen the fallout
from that defeat 11 years ago against croatia, the changes inside and outside the system. if on sunday you happen to pull it off, england would hold the under 17, under 20 and main world cup. how much of fulfilment would that be of all the plans put in place the fa to actually reached this point? and to jordan, much has been made out the fa ct jordan, much has been made out the fact the fa tried to introduce changes after the shock of the croatia defeat 11 years ago. have you noticed within how things like the dna has helped to transform the team, through all age groups? i have obviously watched younger age groups in the tournament previously and there's some fantastic players coming through, it's a very exciting time for english football. i look at the young players coming through and what they have achieved so far and hopefully they can continue to grow and learn and do it on the biggest
stage in the world cup and in the european championships when they get the opportunity in a few years' time. ithink the opportunity in a few years' time. i think it's definitely looking bright. even if you look at our squad now, it is very young, very talented and this experience can give so much confidence to the group and going forward ijust hope we can use this experience to keep going, keep improving and hopefully win some trophies along the way. yes, from my point of view obviously i have been involved in all of the plans, really, right through the age groups. to have seen our younger teens have the success they've had has been hugely rewarding. we know that our academies at club level are producing really good players, technically good players. we made a lot of changes with the national teams, too many to highlight
individually, but lots of changes that have helped us to be successful. we believe that we have to continue doing that, we have to co nsta ntly to continue doing that, we have to constantly evolve to continue doing that, we have to co nsta ntly evolve a nd im prove to continue doing that, we have to constantly evolve and improve on for this team, the same. the experiences over the last few weeks that we've already spoken about, the milestones they have hit, will be with them now, they are a great reference point moving forward. the more big games we are involved in, the more pressure situations they are involved in that they come out successful, the more belief it will build. we have a core group of young players in this squad that we believe can take us forward. there are obviously others coming through our age—group teams with good experiences who have believed that they cannot win. but also, a bit more expectation that we need to be
in quarterfinals, semifinals, finals regularly. that's what we wanted to do with our younger teens. all of that work is great, but you really have to achieve at senior level in the end for that to be fulfilled. we have a great opportunity now to get to the final. gareth southgate they are admitting he has not been able to listen to the theme football's coming home for the theme football's coming home for the last 20 years. he might be getting used to it now, though. also saying we are enjoying this journey, we have the youngest team in this tournament, we have the least experienced team in this tournament but we are hungry. there is hunger. also a word about brexit, is the difficult times for people back home, in terms of unity, and we are hoping we can maybe do something about that. plenty more ahead of that big game tomorrow night to come and officials in thailand whilst we have been on air have been speaking in the last half an hour about the successful rescue of 12 young footballers from a flooded cave.
there were cheers and applause for the emergency services and in a statement the divers said they did not know whether to put the rescue down to a miracle or to science. we will be showing you the highlights of that news conference when we return in a few minutes. we will have the latest on the brexit row at westminster. that is it for now. backin westminster. that is it for now. back ina westminster. that is it for now. back in a moment. hello, you're watching afternoon live, today, at 4pm. they are out, all 12 boys and their football coach, as well as a doctor and three navy divers have been rescued from a cave in thailand. business as usual, the new look cabinet meets for the first time as the prime minister calls for party unity. fly past over
buckingham palace of up to 100 aircraft to mark the centenary of the creation of the royal air force. call and fresh day for some of us, lots of sunshine around, over the next few days, set to warm up again, increasing chance of showers and possibly even some thunderstorms. also coming up: is football coming home, gareth southgate admits he could not listen to the song for 20 yea rs could not listen to the song for 20 years but says he has complete trust in his team's ability ahead of the world cup semifinal tomorrow. our main story.
all 12 members of a thai youth football team and their coach have now been brought out alive and safe, from the flooded caves in thailand where they were trapped hundreds of metres underground for over two weeks. let's join dan johnson who's at the cave entrance now. euphoric atmosphere, people so please, successful outcome from this rescue operation, such a tense two weeks and we felt relief washed over people in waves, stress has been taken away, as ambulances have left the site, carrying those boys and their coach to hospital, 13th ambulance left here a couple of hours ago, taking the last of the
group on his way to get the treatment now needed as these boys and the coach start a recovery from what has been an 18 day ordeal inside the mountain behind me, deep down in the flooded cave, in the most difficult of conditions. admiration for the strength, determination, self belief of those boys, the injuries they have shown during this ordeal, and respect for the skill, exceptional ability, the ca re the skill, exceptional ability, the care and delicacy of the rescue operation. everyone here is elated that there is an entirely successful conclusion to this mission and the last of the
rescu e rs to this mission and the last of the rescuers has made it out alive, the officials in charge said it was not mission accomplished until that was the case, until everyone was safe, they are now and the celebrations can begin. let's take a look back at how they actually pulled of this daring rescue mission. the guiding rope leading the way to safety. just look what it is like for rescuers deep inside the tham luang cave. tough to see, hard to hear, difficult to know what the next obstacle will be. this international team is part of an incredible effort of human endeavour and, so far, they have overcome every challenge nature has thrown down. there is a ninth ambulance, and we think that is the ninth boy on his way to hospital. it shows that the success over the last two days is being replicated here now. those already in hospital are fine, say doctors, but they are being kept in isolation while their condition is assessed.
there is concern about infections, diseases. they have lost weight, and food is being gradually reintroduced. some have asked for chocolate. eight days ago they were found alive but their ordeal was not over. they have learned to scuba dive to make it to the surface, squeezing through passagers just 15 inches wide where the divers guiding them have to take their air tanks off. they are getting forced to do something that no kid has ever done before. it is not in any way normal for kids to be cave diving aged 11. and thinking about it, being kept in a small cave for two weeks, they have not seen their mums, incredibly strong kids. their first experience of scuba diving, one of the toughest cave dive imaginable, and now everyone is ready to celebrate what this effort has produced, there will still be a long road ahead for these boys, their recovery onlyjust really beginning, my colleague, martin
patients is outside the hospital in chiang rai about one hourfrom here. have they all yet arrived? the team is back together along the coach, there will be a long period of recuperation, we know that the first four boys have been kept in quarantine, they did see their parents are late last night but that was through glass, the doctors continue to be worried that the boys may have picked up an infection in the cave, still weakened, can perhaps picked up an infection from their parents. all the boys are in good health, high spirits, this is a
real remarkable moment for that team and their coach, one of the many remarkable moment. in terms of the boys getting out of a hospital, officials telling us that they will remain under medical observation for several days, and it will only be then, when thai officials are 100% sure, that the boys will be able out of the hospital, bad then they can ta ke of the hospital, bad then they can take up some of the offers they have received, they probably will not make it to the world cup final, they have been asked to go to that, they will i'm sure be able to make a visit to manchester united and that will be a huge trip for the boys, and a wonderful ending to what has beena and a wonderful ending to what has been a remarkable story. martin patients with the latest from chiang rai outside the hospital. we can speak with a friend of the two men who found the boys, seems like ages ago, he is in wales for us. i'm
going to ask you something you could not have asked when they were out, did you really think this was a mission that could be successful? martin, can you hear me?” martin, can you hear me? i can hear you. great, during the operation, viarail you ever in any doubt this could be carried out? from the outset this was an extremely conjugated complex series messi is operation. —— complicated. —— during the operation, were you ever in any doubt. this was tricky. the boys did not know that anybody knew where they were, until your two friends, they were, until your two friends, the two british divers, discovered
them. we all felt elated at that news but that was only the start of this whole drama. the lads were discovered by rick and john one week last monday and as you rightly observe, it has taken a week to see the extraction fully get under way. so that is an indication of the seriousness of the operation. tragically, we all know that the thai gentleman, san lost his life in this operation. hindsight is a wonderful thing but with waters rising, there was no choice. they have been watching the weather forecast, there was a weather forecast, there was a weather window, it had to be undertaken in the weather window.
what with the most difficult part of the mission be, would it be keeping the mission be, would it be keeping the boys calm as they were led through these tunnels, part of the time submerged? the most serious part, from my perspective, would have been the diving, as the world rightly knows, the boys themselves we re rightly knows, the boys themselves were in some potential danger, due to the relief reduced levels of oxygen in the final chamber, the diving was complex, the caving was challenging, but it has been a complex operation throughout. one thing diving in those situations, another to be responsible for boys as young as 11 yea rs
responsible for boys as young as 11 years old, they had never dived before, some could not even swim map there is always the constant worry that panic will set in. panic is our worst concern. but thankfully, the boys seem to have been in very good morale throughout, and we know that they have been, they have been well looked after, i would say they have been extremely well looked after by the coach. they're in the cabin. and the coach. they're in the cabin. and the thai navy seals. since they have arrived to help out. pass on our congratulations to the divers if you happen to in the last few moments we have been hearing from the thai navy seals,
you can see them. they were saying they were utterly elated as a result of the release of those boys. they have spoken to the media and they have said that they are very happy with the result of the rescue operation and it could not have gone better. they said they were relieved that it has come out in the way that it has done. but, remember and, that it has come out in the way that it has done. but, rememberand, of course, the colleague of theirs who died during this two—week operation to get those 12 boys and their coach out of the caves. thumbs up says it all. you will see that picture in many of your newspapers tomorrow. here at westminster, theresa may's new look cabinet has met the first time since the resignations of boris johnson and david davis, there are departure over the "brexit" strategy has left the government potentially in crisis but ministers this morning
declared their support, with the new foreign secretary jeremy declared their support, with the new foreign secretaryjeremy hunt saying he would be foursquare behind her. following cabinet, theresa may said the meeting had been productive and she was looking ahead to a busy week. is the brexit dream dying, prime minister? not quite the hat—trick of cabinet resignations for theresa may to deal with last night and this is still her front door for now. do you still support the prime minister's chequers plan? some familiarfaces still in their posts... would you hold firm on the brexit plan? absolutely. others with a new ministerial brief. theresa may's new look top team gathered for the first time this morning after two explosive departures forced a reshuffle. taking david davis's place as the new brexit secretary is former housing minister dominic raab. with borisjohnson out, jeremy hunt becomes the new foreign secretary. matt hancock takes charge of health. his replacement at culture secretary is jeremy wright. he walked out because he could not stomach the government's brexit plans. boris johnson left with barbed words. the dream of brexit is dying, he said. we are becoming a colony?
no, i don't accept that at all. what we are doing is setting out a practical way forward and i think the challenge for everyone in this debate, whether in government or elsewhere, is what do we do? what is actually the plan? what do we do to move these negotiations forward? are you fully behind theresa may's brexit plan? 100%. have you considered resigning yourself over this? absolutely not. some brexiteers are on board, willing to accept a compromise, but there are many on the backbenches who see the plan agreed at chequers as a betrayal of what brexit really means. i'm not convinced yet that we are going to be in that position where we will be out there and can say we have taken back control and have the freedom to go out there, strike the free trade deals and be independent in the way in which we have been speaking about being independent. for now, ministers insist there will be no change of approach, and a new cabinet make—up, perhaps more loyal and supportive
of theresa may, could help her see her strategy through. the prime minister's opponents have not yet moved against her. some may be emboldened by the turmoil, but for the time being, the numbers remain in her favour. that doesn't mean the danger has passed, a rival with an alternative brexit vision could emerge, but mrs may believes the vision she has outlined is the only viable strategy. dreams are not enough. we have to be realistic about our trade with europe and make sure that after we legally leave the european union, that trade continues as smoothly as possible and the prime minister's plan sets out how to do that. mrs may has a visitor later this week... the uk is in turmoil. borisjohnson is a friend who has been very supportive to me,
very nice. i like borisjohnson, i have always liked him. she has set out her stall for her party and the eu to see, but the more difficult road lies ahead, getting a final agreement with brussels that all are signed up to. leila nathoo, bbc news, westminster. the eu chief negotiator who has been visiting new york has been speaking on the situation. i will continue to negotiate with the british government next monday. given what has happened in the uk, chaos among the government, is now the time to compromise? a lot of work and details to do, it is exact the right that we continue on
monday. it is very important that the european voice is heard on brexit here in washington but after brexit, the eu will remain a strong player, in a big economic market. chief political correspondent vicky young, joining us now, is the rubbing his hands, because the perception in brussels could be, as donald trump says, it is turmoil here. depends upon whether you believe the commission and michel barnier when he says he wants to get a deal. it has been interesting, this afternoon, the irish prime minister, leo varadkar, is talked about compromise, uk government has moved, saying, and now, might be time for the commission to be a bit more flexible as well. that is what the uk government of theresa may is hoping, that she shows them, i have done as much as i can, two cabinet
ministers have walked out, that shows how much of a concession i have made, now it is time for you to help. the problem she has the moment, no one likes the chequers deal, there are those on the remain side of the argument, who just say, this is the worst of all worlds. labour say they could not back it, you may as well stay in the customs union. brexiteers say, this is not brexit, does not look like brexit, it is only brexit in name. these rumours that the erg group, jacob rees—mogg and others, that there is some split, is there anything? the brexiteers are not all speaking as one, we know that by looking at the cabinet, david davis, borisjohnson have walked away, liam fox and chris grayling have decided to stay, obviously a split there, theresa may keep michael gove on—board, while she can do that she may be ok, the danger is, this is whatjacob rees—mogg fears, once this gets to brussels and michel barnier gets his hands on it, it changes again. then
there would be a real problem. that statement from leo varadkar, significant, the irish view is crucial in all of this, it has been made clear. there has been uneasy, from the uk government, saying that ireland and dublin should look at the eu, you need to help us. only so far that the uk can go. interesting there are, borisjohnson, chat around here about borisjohnson, is there a leadership bid in the offing, most people think that is not there now and that is certainly not there now and that is certainly not there now and that is certainly not the desire among the parliamentary party to force a leadership contest but others say, one cabinet minister said, boris is somewhere behind us but not ruling out further down the track if we get to the point where they are in a desperate state then they may call on him. eyebrows raised when michael gove had disappeared. it was that he
could not go to whichever event it was, he was the face, did the morning programmes on sunday, saying he was onside, others at the meeting saying his was a pivotal contribution when he spoke in favour, that swayed some. as long as he is on board, then theresa may survives. the question is, if this came toa survives. the question is, if this came to a vote, it is not going to any time soon, but if it came to a vote, at the moment she would not get it through but if you are the labour party and you want to stay in the eu, customs market, and you are faced with the chequers deal or no deal at all, you might well vote for it, if you are a brexiteer thinking, we may lose brexit altogether, you may well vote for it, that is what she is banking on later on down the track. reason we are here, after yesterday, anything was possible, what theresa may seems to have done is bought herself some more time. some more calm to let her cabinet bed in. let's talk about her predicament, with the former
conservative debited prime minister. vicky was just saying, what theresa may may have done with the chequers deal is persuade those who wanted to stay in the customs union, stay in the single market, that this compromise might just satisfy them, does it? i think the problem with the chequers compromise is that it has not yet been subjected to scrutiny by europe. and it will not emerge from that scrutiny in the same form as it goes into it. they will not accept the compromise from chequers, purely, they will impose new conditions, wider conditions, and they will be even more unacceptable and they will be even more u na cce pta ble to and they will be even more unacceptable to the brexiteers. the track at the taoiseach has said that the eu can reach combo might here because the uk is showing a level, might it sell. —— leo varadkar at the taoiseach. it is not a bad move.
but he's not speaking for europe. he has an important role in europe but he is only one of 27. there are issues for the europeans, about the rules of the club, about the coherence of the club, about the dangers of other people trying to cherry pick in the way britain is trying to. it is very important to understand a, that the deal was done in check is, that it is a fudge, it does not deal with all the issues outstanding and it is yet to be subjected to scrutiny by europe. what you do know is that the brexiteers don't like the deal, and my own view is that there is no chance that what emerges from this process will be acceptable to the brexiteers in the house of commons. what will happen? the deal is, in political terms, effectively dead.
what happens? struggle on, see what happens, in my own personal view, the ultimate conclusion is the matter will have to go back to the british people, in an election or a referendum. if it is a people's vote, a referendum, what is the question? exactly! that reveals a problem with the referendum itself, you cannot find a meaningful question that explains exactly what you are trying to establish. take the obvious point, "brexit" is " b rex it" the obvious point, "brexit" is "brexit" was theresa may's conclusion from the last referendum, it has taken two years for the cabinet, and as yet, they have only just agreed a compromise as to what the words mean. the british people in the vote they cast two years ago had no idea what the form of acrobat " b rex it" had no idea what the form of acrobat "brexit" is "brexit" actually means, and the fact of the matter is they do not know today because nor do we. —— what the form of "brexit is
brexit". this matter is highly controversial and very divisive. the only way to decide it is to let the british people in light of fact, not rhetoric, to let them know what they are infor. rhetoric, to let them know what they are in for. lord carrington has passed, before we go, your recollections of him. he was a personal friend of recollections of him. he was a personalfriend of mine recollections of him. he was a personal friend of mine and recollections of him. he was a personalfriend of mine and my recollections of him. he was a personal friend of mine and my wife, he was a great gardener, of course, thatis he was a great gardener, of course, that is a wonderful bond for us, but frankly, one of the greats. this to me is the essence of what the one nation conservative party is all about, a man of great courage, i happened to be reading a book on market garden, arnheim, 1944, trying to capture the three bridges, major lord carrington, peter character and, military cross, i remember his
experiences. —— arnhem. and the miners strike, influencing ted heath. peter carrington, willy whitelaw, the people seen as the enemy, the miners leaders, they were the non—commissioned officers in the first world war —— second world war, they were the trade union leaders, and that is why they urged ted heath to seek negotiation is their fear of social divisions. i am from the other side of the argument at that time, a younger generation, but the great integrity of the man, lord carrington, when there was any hesitation about who's full was it that we were not prepared for the falklands, he carried the can and resigned. and history will show it was not quite as simple as that, but this was a man he knew what he believed to be right, great patriot. very amusing, very relaxed, with a co re very amusing, very relaxed, with a core of steel. what would he have
made of all this? he would have been appalled that britain has made a conscious decision to leave the top table of european politics and four 1000 years, one way or another, we have been there, always at the centre of it. now we are going to allow the french and the germans affectively to create the rules to which we will be subjected. lord heseltine, michael heseltine, thank you very much. we will have more on the continuing pressure on theresa may throughout the afternoon. let's move on now. a little earlier, celebration to mark the centenary of the raf, culminating at lunchtime with a fly past over buckingham palace, largest display of british air power for nearly 30 years, was why the queen and thousands of spectators. her grandfather reviewed the fledgling raf in 1918. her father flew with it.
a century on, the queen and her family joined the raf family, spanning decades of service in the air and on the ground. we shall pray today for the raf in its continuing service and its vital contribution to the defence of the realm. and of our allies. today's events are the finale of a programme which set out to commemorate, celebrate and inspire. for a few moments, the congregation were taken back to the heady and dangerous days of the two world wars, days when flying officer john magee found poetry in the skies above britain. oh, i have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter silvered wings. some would i have climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun split clouds, and done 100 things
you have not dreamed of. this congregation was reminded of the tens of thousands who died in the two world wars and in subsequent raf operations spanning the globe. i remember today my grandmother's brother, jock, killed in wellington bomber in 1943. my grandfather's brother, charles portal, who commanded the royal air force for much of that war. and my father who flew low—level sorties in burma. i read his logbook again last week. how right and proper that we should each remember all who served. but this was also a day to celebrate the present. in the mall the crowds joined the men and women of a 21st—century raf.
proudly parading their new colours outside buckingham palace, where the queen spoke of her own links with the service. that family tradition continues to this day. the duke of edinburgh, the prince of wales and the duke of cambridge have all earned their wings and wear them with great pride. and then, a rumble in the skies as the raf told a story through its aircraft, queueing for the run over buckingham palace, capturing the changes in technology which still bring fresh challenges, from the trenches to space, the raf motto is "through adversity to the stars," a spirit that lies at the heart of this spectacular birthday. the weather stayed good enough for what was a spectacular fly past,
what was a spectacular fly past, what does it have in store for us for the next couple of days? microgram a bit of a change to the weather this morning, you will have noticed, cooler, central southern parts, more cloud around. that cloud has broken through the afternoon, lots of sunshine across a good portion of england and wales, for scotland, hanging on to the cloud, thick enough for outbreaks of rain across northern parts. particularly around the highlands into the western highlands. overnight, rain will continue, heavier across western scotland, some of the rain extending further south into northern ireland, very much needed rain. elsewhere, dry night, clear spells, cloud around, bit of a breeze across the south—east, temperatures, ten to 15 degrees, bit cooler than that in general places. tomorrow, further showers across the north and the west of the uk, elsewhere, dry, plenty of sunshine,
maybe a touch warmer. still thick cloud outbreaks of rain, north west of scotland, into northern ireland, showers developing across england and wales into the afternoon, particularly into the pennines, peak district, wales and the south—west. aside from that, quite warm, temperatures reaching the mid—20s. pretty good conditions for wimbledon tomorrow, like the wind, top temperatures on 2425 degrees. ridge of high pressure with us as we head into thursday and friday, with much like the wind, that could feel warmerfor england like the wind, that could feel warmer for england and wales. thursday, similar story, showers breaking out across the north and the west, everyone's across wales and west england. some places getting a good watering. notice the orange colours creeping north, turning deeper. highs of 26 or 27 celsius on thursday. still around at
high teams, 20 degrees. land and northern ireland. on friday, similar story, more widespread, showers of thunderstorms developing, hit and miss. it could stay dry for some of you. deeper orange colours extending north, warm day in fact, 26, 27, 28 degrees, a little warmerfor scotla nd degrees, a little warmerfor scotland and northern ireland. into the weekend, scotland and northern ireland could see more cloud around, outbreaks of rain. england and wales, warm, even hot across the south with the chance of showers and thunderstorms. this is bbc news — our latest headlines: all 12 boys and their football coach, as well as a doctor and three navy divers, have been rescued from the cave in thailand. theresa may's new look cabinet meets for the first time, as the prime minister calls for party unity. the family of dawn sturgess —
the wiltshire woman who died after being poisoned by novichok — described her as a "gentle soul who was generous to a fault". the biggest display of british airpower for nearly 30 years has taken place over central london, to mark the centenary of the raf. the mission to moscow — england fans make a late bid for tickets and flights to the world cup semi—final against croatia tomorrow. sport now on afternoon live with will perry. interesting hearing fronts gareth southgate who said he has not listened to football's coming home for 20 years. i'm not surprised. i have a dare for you. outside westminster at the top of your voice i want you to scream football's coming home, are you up for that?
when are we going to do that? right now. it's coming home! excellent. i wonder what the politicians are thinking walking past. what a disgrace! he is a former minister of sport, by the way. i was talking about you, not him. you were asking about you, not him. you were asking about gareth southgate. they have arrived from moscow. in the last hour the manager gareth southgate was joined byjordan henderson at their press conference ahead of tomorrow's semi final time againsy croatia, for a place in the world cup final. this is, of course, england's first world cup semi—final in 28 years but according to southgate, this is just another game in an exciting journey for his players. he believes there are comparisons that semifinal we were about against germany in the feeling around the england camp, which gareth southgate featured on. the feel of this group of players is
very similar to the group of players we had then. but that team was a lot more experienced, in terms of its age and experience of big matches. but we approached this tournament in the same way. we were a group of quys the same way. we were a group of guys having a lot of fun, enjoying our football, learning and guys having a lot of fun, enjoying ourfootball, learning and improving all the time and that is what these lads have done. yes, we are going into a semifinal but it feels to us like the next the journey. you have done very well so far with your dares. have another one for you tomorrow. i had an e—mailfrom an bosses at the bbc which applies to you and tomorrow we are allowed to wear our country's kit. i want you to wear the full england kit even if you are at socks, boots, everything. iam impartial. we don't have to be, we've had the e—mail. we don't have to be, we've had the e-mail. that is your boss, not my
boss! tonight, france and belgium, a big game. won a lot of us have been looking forward to. many would be happy if it was the world cup final. france take on belgium in st petersburg, with two strikers chasing harry kane for the golden boot. france striker kylian mbappe has three goals, belgium's romelu lukaku has four. the england captain is out in front with six. belgium are actually the top scorers at the tournament so far, with 14 taking on the french who were one of the pre tournament favourites to lift the trophy. should be a cracker. bbc! and 5live at 7pm. it is understood a deal has been agreed between real madrid and juventus which would see the end of ronaldo's timeout real madrid. he is set to be announced as thejuventus
player, as their record signing in a deal which is said to be in excess of £88 million. and staying with the transfers, arsenal have agreed a deal to sign uruguay international midfielder lucas torreira from sampdoria for £26 million. the 22—year—old, who played in all five of his country's world cup matches before the quarter—final defeat to france, willjoin on a five—year deal. matteo guendouzi, 19, is also undergoing a medical with the club and is expected to sign from lorient. plenty of excitement in russia and of course at wimbledon where it's women's quarter—finals day. let's talk to our reporterjohn watson. john, serena williams in action right now, and she's being tested this afternoon? yes, absolutely. that is where the excitement has come on women's quarterfinals day. we have been talking about the easy progress serena williams has made into the quarterfinals, with so many of the top seeds dropping out in the women's draw. she has been given a
real test on centre court at the moment against giorgi of italy. serena dropped herfirst set moment against giorgi of italy. serena dropped her first set of the whole tournament. she dropped the first set, so giorgi moving into a one set lead. williams managed to hit back in the second to take it 6-3. as hit back in the second to take it 6—3. as you will see, sabrina has an important break in the third. as you will see, williams will be serving for the match which will see her go on and reach potentially an 11th wimbledon semifinalfor on and reach potentially an 11th wimbledon semifinal for her. also an interesting contest on court number one at the moment. we can bring you live pictures of that. kiki bertens up live pictures of that. kiki bertens up against the german g rges. kiki bertens knocked out pliskova yesterday, the last remaining top ten seed in the draw. now none of the top ten seats have reached the quarterfinals at wimbledon. it is the first time that has happened.
kiki bertens took the first set 6—3. g rges hit back to take the second. that is g rges in her chair. at the moment, she currently has the advantage in the decisive third set, 4-1 advantage in the decisive third set, 4—1 up in the third set. so g rges should be putting her place in the semifinals, where she will face the winner of williams and giorgi. the other women's quarterfinals, through is angelique kerber, the former finalist in 2016, when she lost to serena williams. she came through her match against kasatkina. it finished 6—3, 7—5. angelique kerber in line to meet serena williams in the final if she can get there. 0stapenko also through, she beat cibulkov in straight sets, 7—5,
6-4. an cibulkov in straight sets, 7—5, 6—4. an interesting contest. 0stapenko the former french open champion against cibulkov. 0stapenko the former french open champion against cibulkov . two powerful hitters on this one but it is 0stapenko through. she will face angelique kerber in the semifinals for a place in the wimbledon finals this year. a fascinating championship so far, with so many of the top seeds going falling by the wayside in the early stages. interesting to note the men's quarterfinals which come tomorrow, roger federer has not been picked to play on centre court tomorrow. instead, we will see kei nishikori against novak djokovic on centre court and rafa nadal againstjuan martin del potro. and john is an completing the line—up. roger federer will not be on centre, that is probably the first time that has happened in a very long time here at wimbledon. thank you very much. keep the crossbar on bbc tv, online. that is all be sport for now. i think that was the funniest thing you have
donein that was the funniest thing you have done in the ten years i've known you! how come you didn't get john to sing it out loud? because he's a professional. no, it's because he got told off last year for being too loud! thank you, speak to you later. more on the developments in westminster from the last 24 hours. senior ministers rallying around theresa may after a hasty reshuffle prompted by the resignations of borisjohnson prompted by the resignations of boris johnson and david prompted by the resignations of borisjohnson and david davis. we have heard from him already but let's talk properly to steven borel, a former minister injohn major's cabinet. i wonder, a former minister injohn major's cabinet. iwonder, should a former minister injohn major's cabinet. i wonder, should theresa may be saying the same asjohn major did? she has lost two crucial ministers? i don't think that would be the right next step because i think it would be another example of the british negotiating with the british. and actually, two years
after the referendum what we need to haveis after the referendum what we need to have is a dialogue with the rest of the eu about what happens next in a negotiation which is already beginning to lose shape, shall we say. you want to go back to the british people, don't you?” say. you want to go back to the british people, don't you? i think nobody voted for the brexit the cabinet is now proposing. i think it is very clear whether there is a majority in the house of commons for the cabinet's planned. i think against the background of nobody having voted either for this version of brexit or any other version of brexit that is likely to get through the house of commons, the only people who can lee —— legitimately resolve the issue is the british people. that means the remainers winner. a proposal was made which is quite clearly not deliverable. the question now is what happens, given that daydreams have collided with reality?
what about the idea that is now being proposed by some brexiteers thing crashing out is not a bad thing, if wejust thing crashing out is not a bad thing, if we just take on wta, world trade organisation rules. so it's not what the british people voted for in 2016, which is why the keen point must be, given that none of the options are workable, then the british people must decide where we go now. so what is a question you put them this time? the government has a proposal and it will put its proposal to the house of commons. if the house of commons rejected, it is that the house of commons to decide the options that are presented to the british people. i think it is likely to be the government's option or an agenda for change, something that takes this country change, something that takes this cou ntry forward change, something that takes this country forward rather than having a continuation of the sterile debates we have had over the last several yea rs. have politicians failed british
people over this? yes. so what next... if we have no faith in our politicians, after something as big as this, people are going to be very, very angry. in 2016, the british people were told that there was a brexit option available, which was easy and which would deliver the exact same benefits. two years on, it is very clear that was not true. so what we now need to do is to present the british people with real options and ask them which they want to adopt. borisjohnson, what ask them which they want to adopt. boris johnson, what happens ask them which they want to adopt. borisjohnson, what happens to him? you'd better ask boris! great to talk to you, thank you. stephen there, who also gave us so weird addition of tatarusanu football's coming home. yesterday borisjohnson, who we can see here,
handed in his resignation as foreign secretary to the prime minister. the letter listed a series of grievances over europe. what should we make of them? joining me is chris morris. that is still borisjohnson! chris morris is here with me now. that is a quick look at the studio, there he is, chris morris. borisjohnson, let's talk there he is, chris morris. boris johnson, let's talk about this letter he wrote. he started off in his resignation letter to the prime minister by saying in more detail... let's have a look. it now seems the opening bid of our negotiations involves accepting we won't be up to make our own laws. first of all, is that a justified comment? i think yes, it's an opening bid. there's been a lot of talk about the deal at chequers. it is only an agreement within the cabin and only just because two of them have already gone. it is yet to survive contact with the eu and there are
lots of people in there, only three pages, a lot more to come in the white paper, that the eu probably won't like. in terms of does it mean we won't be able to make our own laws ? we won't be able to make our own laws? in some areas probably again, yes. a common rule book sounds terribly collaborative but what it means is when the eu, the other 27 countries come up with a new rule, we have to say yes or as the chequers agreement says, there will be consequences. what are those consequences? if you are the eu you say if you start to diverged from our rules, then frictionless trade ta kes our rules, then frictionless trade takes on a bit of fiction. —— friction. maybe there will be checks on this other and is when businesses will scream and shout and there will be problems at the irish border. so yes, i think he is right this isn't the pure sovereignty take back control of all of our laws people like him promised in the referendum
campaign. i'm going to interrupt you. vicki young, we have news of what, resignations? yes, resignations, not ministers. two conservative mp ‘s vice chairs of the conservative party. marie caulfield, who is a brexiteer, and ben bradley who was on the remain side of the argument. two of the tory party vice chairs. quitting their post in protest of the chequers compromise plan. both warning they would lose their seats and west the conservatives still with the brexit. so that is two more who saying they are unhappy with this compromise. as we said earlier, the problem with theresa may finally forcing this issue, if you like, is it has left a large number those inherent party unhappy with it. marie caulfield was reportedly said to have been upset that some of the brexiteers in the cabinet have as she put it, turned into the enemy overnight by going along with this
compromise. so some more issues that theresa may to deal with. she seems to have stemmed the resignations from the cabinet but it does seem lower down the chain there is still a certain level of unhappiness. lower down the chain you describe it, hardly big names. is it a big headache? no but it shows the depth of feeling. there have been rumours in the last 24 hours there might be more ministers to come. we have reached this slight hiatus because the white paper is due to be published on thursday and others are saying once the details are out, that people might then look again. a lot of people saying they will reservejudgment lot of people saying they will reserve judgment until they see the detail than it could prompt more of them may be to walk away on thursday. i think itjust does show the problems that theresa may has, because even though these are not senior figures, because even though these are not seniorfigures, she will because even though these are not senior figures, she will at some point have to get some kind of deal
through parliament. and at the moment those on the labour side saying they couldn't support the chequers deal because it is the worst of all worlds and you are better off staying in the singles market or customs union and you have those on the brexit side saying we will be so closely aligned with the eu that there is no point in leaving in this way and it doesn't deliver brexit in the way people wanted. so ongoing ramblings of problems for the prime minister. thank you for the prime minister. thank you for the breaking news. let's return to chris morris. i want to go on with the borisjohnson letter. he gives a specific example of eu intransigence, when as mayor of eu intransigence, when as mayor of london he wanted to make claims safer for cyclist. he said of london he wanted to make claims saferfor cyclist. he said if of london he wanted to make claims safer for cyclist. he said if a country can't pass a law to save the lives of female cyclist i don't see how that country can be called truly independent. does that claims stack 7 independent. does that claims stack up? i don't think it does. it's slightly strange, something he said in the referendum campaign as well. and then we looked and said we don't think you got it quite right but he's still saying it. it sounds
familiar... when you go back to 2013-14, he familiar... when you go back to 2013—14, he was campaigning for this change in the way lorry cab ‘s were designed so they could see cyclists better on the road. it seems totally sensibly but in 2014 he said he was worried the uk government would try and block legislation. in fact, it was the european parliament that change the directive on lorry designed to make it saferfor cyclist in april 2000 and 14. so not a particularly good example from his perspective of the eu blocking something. in fact, perspective of the eu blocking something. infact, in perspective of the eu blocking something. in fact, in the end it was the european parliament that pushed the legislation through. bad example. also he wrote i was concerned looking at friday's documents there would be further concessions on immigration we might end up paying for access to the single market. what about his concern surrounding immigration, which people haven't been talking about? no, because we partly still don't know what our immigration policy will be after brexit. we are waiting for another white paper on
that. it's worth pointing out boris johnson always portrayed himself as a pro—immigration politician. but in terms of taking back control of sovereignty the chequers paper says we will completely enter the idea of free movement of people. but there will be some trade—offs. one thing we wa nt will be some trade—offs. one thing we want out of this is as much free movement as possible in services, because service is so important to our economy. the eu will do that and say, remember those four freedoms we talk about? one is services and one is people, if you want flexibility and services, we want maximum flexibility on people. it's not something necessarily mrjohnson would be opposed to in theory but if he is looking at the idea of what did we promise as the leave campaign during the referendum? this is another area where it may be deal will be demanding concessions and it simply won't look like what the leeds campaign were promising in 2016. thank you. sorry for the
interruption but there was that breaking news. breaking news from vicki young, the resignation of two tory mps in protest at what theresa may had agreed after that meeting at chequers last friday. plenty more on that to come. but rachel is here and ina that to come. but rachel is here and in a moment she will be telling us what's going on in the business news but first, our headlines on afternoon live this afternoon. all 12 boys and their football coach have been rescued from the cave in thailand, after more than a fortnight underground. three divers and a doctor have been brought out in the last few minutes. theresa may's new look cabinet meets for the first time since two of her senior ministers resigned yesterday. the biggest display of british airpower for nearly 30 years has taken place, to mark the centenary of the raf. hello. the royal wedding and good weather gave the uk economy a boost in may, growing by 0.3%.
but constuction and industrial activity remained sluggish. todays figure won't surprise the bank of england, which is looking at raising interest rates next month. the struggling discount retailer poundworld has announced it will be closing 25 stores, meaning 242 job losses. the retailer's administrators, deloitte, have been trying to find a buyer since poundworld went into administration on 11th june. two potential deals have failed, including one from the chain's founder chris edwards, who was offering to buy around half of the stores. three major retailers have annouced plans to close their shops early on sunday if england make it to the world cup final. aldi, lidl and iceland have all said staff will be able to go home at 3pm instead of 4pm, so they can watch the match. nearly 20 million television viewers watched england beat sweden in the quarter—finals on saturday. a strong service sector, the royal wedding and some good weather all contributed to the uk economy growing by 0.3% in may. today also saw the office for national statistics announce
a rolling three—month figure for the first time, which showed the economy grew by 0.2% in the three months to may. some analysts are now expecting the bank of england to raise interests by august. we saw quarter one weakness is temporary and the rate hike in august conditional on economic data so august conditional on economic data so they were clearly looking for this gdp data to come. next week, we have inflation data and labour market data and also in three weeks we have more surveys and the pmi pmis. my expectation is that these releases won't derail the banks scores and we will see a rate hike
in august. i am a bit more concerned about development on the political side. that was silvia dall‘angelo from hermes investment management. i'm joined now by richard hunter, head of markets at interactive investor. thank you forjoining us. what is your take on these gdp figures and eve think they are strong enough for the bank to raise rates in august? it was a good bounce back in the second quarter, as the bank had pretty much foreseen after a weak first quarter with the weather and so on. first quarter with the weather and so on. i think in normal circumstances this wouldn't necessarily be enough of a positive sign that we have heard this morning, in terms of pointing toward a rate hike but the market has a rather different opinion. we have gone up to an 80% chance of a rate hike in august, although admittedly we saw something similar in may. where we are in the uk at the moment, it seems to be in the face of ongoing resilience. the other thing that they need to bear in mind is at some stage brexit on my
brexit, we will have recessionary pressures in the uk and they need to be, at that stage, with the amount of our marie to reduce interest rates, because at the moment there is very little room for manoeuvre. there's always these two pressure is going on. there is a fairly strong minority saying we are still not likely to see an interest rate prior to the end of the year, although as i say, to the end of the year, although as isay, in to the end of the year, although as i say, in the short term the odds are in favour. let's talk about the online retailer accardo. they said they lost £9 million in the first half of this year but the share price up significantly. at the same time some of the directors are expected to earn an extra £9 million in bonuses. how does that work? this is an interesting story, ocado. the transformation deal which won't read on for another year and a half or two years with a us company. it means ocado is rather less of the
online supermarket they described themselves as an more of a technology company. what's happened in terms of the share prices over the last year, it's risen by more than 250%. in fact up over 90% in the last three months. that has kicked in a couple of incentive plans and a couple of reward plans for certain senior management of the company and that is why ocado has put aside £9 million, because they expect that to kick in, should the share price continue at its current level. but this is very much a share price which is anticipating some significant growth over the next couple of years. richard hunter, thank you for your time. a quick look at the markets. results out in the uk tomorrow from burberry and weatherspoons and keep an eye on the oil price because we will get the oil price because we will get the opec monthly oil report, the first since opec ministers
decided to increase global output by around 1 million barrels per day that's all the business news. thank you. huw is here with the latest news at five o'clock, news from thailand and news from theresa may. but let's catch up now with the weather. cooler and breezy in england and wales today, more cloud and more rain in northern and western scotland. this rain will pep up further this evening and overnight, some pushing into northern ireland. very much needed rain. elsewhere, largely dry with clear spells, variable amount of cloud. a few chilly spots in rural areas but town and city values falling to 10—15d. tomorrow, a lot of sunshine, probably more sunshine than what we
had two dates. there will be some showers as well. through the morning, a little bit of early cloud which will break up. lots of sunshine for england and wales. the further north and west you are, the greater chance of seeing some showers or the odd heavy downpour. most showers or the odd heavy downpour. m ost pla ces showers or the odd heavy downpour. most places dry and temperatures creeping up a little bit, 25 or maybe 26. temperatures creeper further at the end of the week across england and wales but an increasing chance of showers and thunderstorms. today at 5pm, a remarkable rescue brings out all 12 boys and their coach, who'd been trapped in a flooded cave in thailand. the rescue effort ended a two—week ordeal, amid high praise for the teams who risked their lives to save the boys and their coach. there was a mix of celebration and relief as the boys were driven to hospital for health checks. thank you very much for every single