this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at four: in australia, prime minister scott morrison's liberal—led conservative coalition claims a shock victory in the country's general election, after the labor leader, bill shorten concedes. tonight is not about me. it's not about even the liberal party. tonight is about every single australian who depends on the government to put them first. the shadow brexit secretary, labour's sir keir starmer, says to break the brexit impasse, the government should include a public vote in any eu withdrawal agreement. prince william opens up over the pain he suffered after the death of his mother, diana, the princess of wales, in a bbc documentary
about mental health. final preparations are underway for the 64th eurovision song contest in tel aviv, with michael rice flying the flag for the uk. manchester city face watford in the fa cup final at wembley —— as they look to become the first english club to complete the domestic treble. and in half an hour, we'll have the highlights of this week's victoria derbyshire programme including an investigation that found four children have been killed by a parent after being granted access by a family court. australia's conservative government has pulled off a surprise victory
in the country's general election. but with votes still being counted, it remains unclear whether the prime minster, scott morrison, will be able to form a majority government. exit polls had suggested the opposition labor party would secure a narrow win for the first time in six years, but their leader bill shorten has conceded. about an hour ago, scott morrison paid tribute to the voters of australia. it's always been for those of you watching this at home tonight, for me and for my government, for all of my team, it's all about you. tonight is not about me or it's not about even the liberal party. tonight is about every single australian who depends on the government to put them first. and so, friends, that is
exactly what we're going to do. our government will come together after this night and we will get back to work just as this night and we will get back to workjust as glad as they did in new south wales. just a few months ago. and that is our task and that is my undertaking to australians from one end of the country to the other. i said that i was going to burn for you and i am, every single day. that was scott morrison there. this is the opposition labour party leader conceding defeat earlier. it is obvious that labour will not be able to form the next government. and so, in the national interest, a short while ago i called scott morrison to congratulate him. and i wishjenny
and their daughters or the very best, and above all, i wish scott morrison good fortune and good courage in the service of our great nation. we will cross live to sydney to speak to our correspondent. do join us for that. labour's brexit spokesman, sir keir starmer, has accused cabinet ministers of torpedo—ing his party's negotiations with the government, which collapsed yesterday. he's called on theresa may to put a promise to hold a further referendum on the face of her eu withdrawal agreement when it's presented for a final time next month, before she steps down as prime minister. our political correspondent, jonathan blake, reports. an awkward and lacklustre launch for a european election campaign, teresa
may never wanted to fight but the prime minister argued yesterday only the conservatives could deliver brexit. the big question is how foot parliament has blocked her deal three times. earlier this month they will vote again and some in her own party don't rate the prime minister's chances fourth time round. it's a bit like it has failed three times and you can watch the movie titanic 100 times but i'm afraid the ship sinks every time. if you're going to bring back this deal, and it still got the backstop in the ddu p aren't going to support it and now an increasing number of conservative mps are saying enough is enough. he had a message to day campaigning in cambridge. the shadow brexit secretary who's long been a supporter of another referendum called on the government to offer mpsa called on the government to offer mps a say on whether to hold another public boat. we do need to break the impasse and one way to break the
impasse and one way to break the impasse is for the government to put a public vote option on the face of the withdrawal agreement bill that it proposes to bring back in a few weeks' time. their prime minister's repeatedly ruled out another referendum but a downing street source said mps would have the opportunity to amend the withdrawal agreement bill to allow for one if a majority of mps would support it. with the contest to replace theresa may and officially at least under way, the yougov bowl has put boris johnson as the favourite among tory activists to be the next conservative leader. before the prime minister steps down, or is forced to resign, theresa may has one last chance to deliver brexit on her terms when parliament votes again ina her terms when parliament votes again in a couple of weeks' time. australia's conservative government has pulled off a surprise victory in the country's general election.
prime minister scott morrison has thanked voters for re—electing his centre—right coalition. we will speak to our school respondent. he was talking about miracles. just how tight has this general election being? the gap in the polls was a lwa ys being? the gap in the polls was always tight however scott morrison and his government are also on the wrong side of that. they trailed behind labourfor two wrong side of that. they trailed behind labour for two and wrong side of that. they trailed behind labourfor two and a half yea rs behind labourfor two and a half years and so in a way this was a political miracle. scott morrison is well known for being a pentecostal christian, he has spoken about his faith and the values he wants to project and protect in australia, but on their stage behind me that they are rapidly dismantling now, he spoke about the miracle that had been delivered here in sydney tonight. do you think this is a case of better the devil you know for australians or did that labour messagejust
australians or did that labour message just not australians or did that labour messagejust not gel australians or did that labour message just not gel with the australians? what was their message? inevitably it's a bit of both. labour were the ones who had a broader policy platform and key to that was action on climate change. the polls for what they're worth told us going into this that climate change was the number one issue for voters, however, it seems particularly in places like rural queensland where the coal industry is still huge and dominant that the majority of voters didn't get behind that change. instead they wanted to keep the status quo, they wanted to go with scott morrison's argument that protecting the economy was key and after 27 years without recession, australia i guess they thought better the devil you know was better than change. counting hasn't finished yet but the next christian is all about how the cupboard is going to form. just
describe the layout of the land for us. describe the layout of the land for us. in brief we know who has lost, thatis us. in brief we know who has lost, that is labour. we know who has got the biggest number of seats, that is the biggest number of seats, that is the coalition but they don't yet have the majority and in australia it is 76. they have fallen slightly short of that at 7a. they will need to do some horse trading, getting the support of crossbenchers, independents. they did that in the last parliament, they ended up as a minority government, they may well go into the next one as a minority government but what they have been given is maybe not a huge mandate but the prime minister has been given realjob security, something that his predecessors lacked hugely. he has won this fight largely unknown. his cabinet colleagues have been kept of the airways because they were seen as vote losers, so scott morrison can be confident i would say of staying as australia's prime minister at least for a couple of years. in this place you never
have total job security. the duke of cambridge has spoken about the pressure of working as an air ambulance pilot and the strain it placed on his mental health. in a bbc documentary, he says he was left with the feeling that death was always around the corner. prince william also said that losing his mother, diana, princess of wales, when he was a child, was a pain like no other. andy moore reports. he's the man who will be king and his voice carries when he decides to ta ke his voice carries when he decides to take upa his voice carries when he decides to take up a particular issue in this case meant to help. we've got to relax a little bit and be able to talk about our emotions, because we're not robots. in the documentary called a royal team talk, prince william sits in a changing room and discusses mental health issues with stars of the footballing world who have all come under pressure in their careers. he speaks candidly about the enormous grief he suffered when his mother, princess diana, died in a car crash in 1997. he was just 15. i think when you are bereaved
at a very young age — any time, really, but particularly at a young age, i can resonate closely to that — you feel pain like no other pain, and you know that in your life, it's going to be very difficult to come across something that's going to be even worse pain than that. but it also brings you so close to all those other people out there who have been bereaved. england and spurs defender danny rose was praised by the prince when he spoke publicly about his depression but some people were not so depression but some people were not so understanding. in the summeri was speaking to another club and they said, the club would like to meet you just to check you're not crazy. because of what you said? yes, because of what i said and what i have been through. prince william spoke about his stress as an air ambulance pilot. he said he sometimes found it very difficult to deal with his feelings. in some cases, very raw, emotional day—to—day stuff, where you are dealing with families who are having the worst news they can ever possibly have, on a day—to—day basis.
mmm. it leaves you with a very depressing, very negative feeling where you think, "death is just around the door everywhere i go." and that's quite a... it's quite a burden to carry and feel. prince william says the best way to share that burden is to be honest and talk openly about the mental health issues that all of us experience. andy moore, bbc news. you can see more of that interview with the duke of cambridge in the documentary royal team talk: tackling mental health, broadcast on bbc one, tomorrow night at 10:30pm. in the eu referendum in 2016, 52% of people in wales voted for leave. next week, those same voters will be back at the ballot box to elect meps in the european elections. bbc wales political editor, felicity evans, has been asking voters about having to vote again. italians were among the first europeans to come to live in the welsh valleys, and they brought cafe culture with them. the photographs here are showing
the bakery as it was in 1980. joe and his chef tony have been serving coffee and community here in pontypridd for more than a0 years. this is what was our living accommodation. when you see the kitchen, that is where we lived. the period decor and freshly baked produce is a big hit with customers, but with wales having voted to leave the eu in 2016, many people are fed up with politicians at westminster going around in circles. so, will they use the european elections to let off steam? we had a democratic vote, and what do we do now? is it the best of three or do we use the democracy that we have got in this country, and stick with what we have got? every time you listen to the radio, it has changed, it has changed. at the moment, there is no unity, they are all going off on tangents. i haven't heard a decent argument from any of them yet. people have their parties and they formed yet another party. that seems absolutely
ridiculous to me. i mean, what is going on? how can people understand? it is just madness. but the heritage of the welsh valleys is one of coal mining as well as cafes, and labour as well, the dominant party in welsh elections for a century. can welsh labour's new leader keep the brexit party challenge at bay? the new first minister, mark drakeford, as the new leader of welsh labour, has a big test on his hands, particularly given the divisions within labour over brexit and whether there should be another referendum and what should happen in the future. he has steered a very careful line, really, towing his leader, jeremy corbyn‘s position on this, but i think that is getting rather fragile now particularly as welsh labour has selected four candidates who support remain and are in favour of a second referendum. a total of eight parties are on the menu in wales. remain parties come in a variety of options — pro—welsh independence plaid cymru, the liberal democrats,
the greens and change uk are all arguing for another brexit referendum. ukip once had enough support in wales to win seven seats in the welsh assembly, but opinion polls suggest that these days leave voters find the brexit party a more appetising choice. in a further boost for the brexit party, some former ukip members of the welsh assembly have recently joined forces with nigel farage's new party, giving it representation in a uk parliament even before the european elections take place. as for the welsh conservatives, they fear voters will not like what they have seen over their pa rty‘s performance over brexit since 2016. on thursday, we will see just how hot under the collar welsh voters are, three years after the brexit referendum. bbc wales political editor, felicity evans, reporting. and you can find more details and analysis on the eu elections
over on the bbc news website. and next week, we will be continuing our series of interviews with meps and leaders from the main parties standing in the european elections in a special ask this. you can send us your questions to put to them. on monday, we'll speak to conservative mep, ashely fox, and vince cable, the lib dem leader. then on tuesday, we're interviewing gerard batten, the ukip leader, and on wednesday, it will be the turn ofjohn healey from labour, and adam price, the plaid cymru leader. details of how to get in touch are on the screen. the headlines on bbc news: in australia, prime minister scott morrison's liberal—led conservative coalition claims a shock victory in the country's general election, after the labour leader, bill shorten concedes. the shadow brexit secretary, labour's sir keir starmer, says
to break the brexit impasses, the government should include a public vote in any eu withdrawal agreement. prince william opens up over the pain he suffered after the death of his mother, diana, in a bbc documentary about mental health. and in sport: we're less than two hours away from kick off in the fa cup final. watford stand in the way of an unprecedented domestic treble for manchester city. ct's ct‘s top scorer sergio aguero will be on the bench. st mirren have won their final match of the scottish premiership season, but it's not enough to stop them facing a relegation play off against dundee united. hamilton avoided the play off by beating st johnstone. johanna konta is through to the final of the italian 0pen. the british number one beat belgium's kiki bertens in three sets and will play either karolina pliskova or maria sakkari in tomorrow's final. i'll be back with more on those stories later.
a man has died after a fight in a street in rochdale last night. he's believed to be in his early twenties. greater manchester police say a woman, who's 25, has been arrested in connection with the murder investigation. austria's deputy chancellor heinz christian strache has resigned. it follows the ermergence of a video in which the leader of the far right freedom party apparently promised public contracts in exchange for campaign support before the general election two years ago. mr strache complained he was the victim of political targeting. the vice—chancellor addressed reporters a little earlier where he apologised for his behaviour and announced his resignation. translation: today at 11am i had a conversation in which i offered my resignation.
he accepted this decision. i am doing this on my responsibility for this project to prevent any further damage to my family because that is the most important thing in life, my party and my office. the united states and canada have dropped aluminium and steel tariffs — that were imposed just under a year ago. it follows lengthy negotiations and a telephone call yesterday — between president trump and the canadian prime minister, justin trudeau. it could pave the way for the ratification of a new north american trade agreement. david willis reports. crowd chanting: usa, usa, usa! president trump broke the news that he was lifting tariffs on metal imports from neighbours, mexico and canada, in a speech in washington, dc. we have just reached an agreement with canada and mexico and we'll be selling our product into those countries without the imposition of tariffs or major tariffs. big difference. president trump imposed tariffs
on steel and aluminium imports last march, pitting the us against all its major trading partners, including the european union. lifting them in regards to mexico and canada is expected to pave the way to the ratification of the united states, mexico, canada agreement — the trilateral replacement for nafta. these continued tariffs on steel and aluminium and our counter—measures represented significant barriers to moving forward with the new nafta agreement. now that we've had a full lift on these tariffs, we are going to work with the united states on timing for ratification but we're very optimistic we're going to be able to move forward well in the coming weeks. the us has also announced a pause in plans to levy tariffs of up to 25% on cars and car parts from the eu and japan. although those tariffs on steel
and aluminium remain. president trump is giving negotiators six months in which to reach agreement. he believes foreign competition is hurting us car sales and thereby hampering research and development which amounts to a threat to us national security. but whilst it pushes forward with a trade deal close to home, the trump administration is holding the line with china. this week china announced retaliatory tariffs against the us and the next round of negotiation between the world's two largest economies are said to be in flux. mr trump has also declared a national emergency to protect us computer networks from foreign adversaries — an announcement widely thought to be directed at the chinese telecoms giant, huawei. with china and the us locked in an escalating trade war, america may feel it needs its allies and some are saying peace on the trade front here might even
strengthen the president's hand in negotiations with the chinese. david willis, bbc news, los angeles. the final of the 64th eurovision song contest takes place in tel aviv this evening, following israel's win last year. it's one of the world's longest—running tv talent shows, and the biggest. however there's controversy this year, with dozens of artists calling for a boycott because of israel's treatment of the occupied palestinian territories. from tel aviv, david sillito reports. welcome to the eurovision song contest 2019. eurovision and thousands have arrived here in tel aviv to what many israelis feel it isa aviv to what many israelis feel it is a chance to show a different image to the world. it's very exciting that it has come to our country. my country, israel. some
people have got the wrong idea and 110w people have got the wrong idea and now they have seen israel can host true parties without any problems. here amongst the fans it is very much the traditional eurovision party atmosphere, but there have been protests and there are those who believe this should not be happening in israel. there have been calls to boycott the event around europe and here in tel aviv, they will continue as the show begins. it's an occupying country and it is actively denying the rights of the palestinian people, so how having eurovision is supporting that. so far there is little disruption but organisers are warning that if anything happens tonight, it will be stopped immediately. i'm joined now via webcam from tel aviv by alasdair rendall —— president of the uk's biggest eurovision fan club, 0gae uk. thank you for speaking to us. let's
get the serious stuff out the way. there have been fears that the politics of the region would gate—crash the eurovision party. is that evident? you have been there for a week now. i am not seeing any evidence of that. the atmosphere here is incredible, people are here to enjoy what is an incredible event, the annual eurovision song contest which people have loved for yea rs contest which people have loved for years and which that is usually a plea aspect to it. there is no real sense of that here in tel aviv in the run—up to the contest. sense of that here in tel aviv in the run-up to the contest. just how big is it? eurovision is massive. it's the biggest thing in the world, the biggest tv musical spectacle. the fans have been descending here in their numbers, we have many hundreds from the uk, there are some good songs taking part, i saw the final rehearsal yesterday and we have a really, really good show in store for us. what you think of the
uk's placement, number 16? store for us. what you think of the uk's placement, number16? how store for us. what you think of the uk's placement, number 16? how does that bode for michael rice? 16 is a good place to have in the running order. you want to be in the second half, perhaps not right at the end. we are overshadowed by two really strong songs from norway and from iceland and because they have such an impact, there is the risk that michael's song gets overshadowed which will be a shame because he has a good song. we should be proud of him, he has a good voice, he sells the song well, it has a strong anthemic quality so let's see what the results brings stop what your organisation spoke to us yesterday, what did michael say? he is very excited about taking part. he is showing some concerns about some of the negativity he sees on social media, some of the negative reaction to his song which is an unfortunate aspect of modern life. he is trying not to let that get on top of him,
he is focusing on his performance, the three minutes on stage to sell the three minutes on stage to sell the song and get a great result for the song and get a great result for the uk. the netherlands are the front runners, while? they have an outstanding song, a big, powerful but moody and dark ballad. a song that you can turn on your radio in the next few months. it has that commercial quality, it is memorable, it is strong but although it is leading the betting by some way, he is facing some tough competition this year. there are only six or seven songs that could win it. ok, i was going to say it was not always about these songs but we want to hear your comment on that, it is also about the drama and outfits. what should we look out for? what took you aback when watching the rehearsals? to when you need more than just rehearsals? to when you need more thanjust a rehearsals? to when you need more than just a great song, you rehearsals? to when you need more thanjust a great song, you need rehearsals? to when you need more than just a great song, you need to be the best singer and you need to
be the best singer and you need to be the best performer because it is a performance contest. that is where a performance contest. that is where a country like australia comes into its own this year. they have incredibly unusual performance from kate, a pop opera and i don't want to give too much away but it is on giant poles with some dancers on even bigger pulse swing behind her. just take a look this evening and you will see what i mean. and madonna. we are expecting her to make an appearance at some point tonight during the interval. it has divided fans her performance. some are saying it is great to have someone of the legendary star quality of madonna take part at eurovision, but there is also a sense,is eurovision, but there is also a sense, is this the right place for her? shouldn't we focus on local talent and artists? madonna has no connection to your vision but it worked forjustin connection to your vision but it worked for justin timberla ke. connection to your vision but it worked forjustin timberlake. the song he premiered then went on to be
one of his biggest hits. it is all very under wraps at the moment. there was a lot of will she, won't she? until she sets foot on stage there is a bit of, i believe it when i see it. thank you. this is bbc news and this is the weather.m i see it. thank you. this is bbc news and this is the weather. it has been a much colder day to day for scotla nd been a much colder day to day for scotland and northern ireland. as we have seen some sunshine in england and wales, those triggered some of the slow—moving showers but those will fade away overnight. some patchy mist and fog, some low cloud coming in off the north sea. temperatures seven to 9 degrees. for sunday that mist and fog lifts, still cloudy around the north sea coast. sunshine developing as it will across scotland and perhaps even into northern ireland. lines of heavy and thundery showers. slow—moving as well so get under
those, it will be a wet day. a warmer day for scotland and northern ireland. you need the sunshine and it stays misty on monday. some sunny spells developing. again some heavy, slow—moving showers. a little bit further east. again some slow—moving downpours for scotland and northern ireland. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: in australia, prime minister scott morrison's liberal—led conservative coalition claims a shock victory in the country's general election after the labor leader, bill shorten concedes. tonight is not about me, and it is not about the liberal party. tonight is about every single australian who depends on the government to put them first. the shadow brexit secretary, labour's sir keir starmer says to break the brexit impasse
the government should include a public vote in any eu withdrawal agreement. prince william opens up over the pain he suffered after the death of his mother, diana, the princess of wales, in a bbc documentary about mental health. now on bbc news, victoria derbyshire takes a look back at some of the highlights from her programme this week. hello, and welcome to our programme. over the next half an hour, we will bring you some of our special programmes this week, looking into the secret world of the family courts. on wednesday, it was revealed that in the last five years, four children have been killed at the hands of a parent who had been granted access to the child by the family courts. and, in each of those cases, that parent, the dad, had a known history of domestic abuse.