this is bbc news. i'm shaun ley. the headlines at 5pm: borisjohnson and michael gove — who campaigned for brexit together, but fell out three years ago when both wanted to become prime minister — will again contest the conservative party leadership. i will be putting my name forward to be prime minister of this country. i believe i'm ready to unite the conservative and unionist party, ready to deliver brexit and ready to lead this great country. the latest to enter the race to succeed theresa may by the end ofjuly include dominic raab and andrea leadsom. final voting in the eu elections in underway in 21 member states. results will be released after polls close at 10pm tonight. a man and a woman are charged with murder after two children died following an "incident" at a house in sheffield on friday. a warning that 1,700 buildings are at risk of failing
fire safety tests held after the grenfell tragedy. found alive after being missing for two weeks in a hawaiian forest — the hiker who says she faced difficult choices. it did come down to life and death, and i had to choose. i chose life. i wasn't going to take the easy way out. and in sport, britain's lewis hamilton has won the monaco grand prix after starting the race in pole position. hello, very good afternoon. welcome to bbc news. the race for number 10 is on — with 8 candidates already standing to become leader
of the conservative party and prime minister. today, michael gove has entered the race to become the next conservative leader. it means he'll once again be challenging borisjohnson. the two men were the most prominent conservatives leading the leave campaign in 2016. the former brexit secretary dominic raab has become the latest candidate to insist the uk must leave the eu by the end of october, with or without a deal. andrea leadsom, who resigned from cabinet last week, has also confirmed she's standing. 0ur political correspondent tom barton reports. stepping out of his house and into the leadership race. hi, good morning. good morning. i can confirm that i will be putting my name forward to be prime minister of this country. i believe i am ready to unite the conservative and unionist party. i'm ready to deliver brexit and ready to lead this great country. so, both of the big names of the leave campaign now in the tory leadership campaign. a tantalising prospect, not least because they have history. remember this?
for all of boris‘ formidable talents, he was not the right person for that task. borisjohnson‘s leadership campaign torpedoed in 2016. now, three years later, both men are in the race again, joined in a crowded field by six other candidates. among them, former brexit secretary dominic raab, saying today he would try to renegotiate the northern irish backstop, but making it clear he would leave without a deal if he couldn't. we weren't resolute enough when we took no deal off the table. i don't want the wto brexit but i think unless you're willing to keep our promises as politicians, and i think we are going to see what happens if you don't in the european election results later, if we don't and we're not willing to say that, i think we put ourselves in a weaker position in terms of getting a deal. if you're not willing to walk away from the negotiation, it doesn't focus the mind
of the other side. also committed to keeping no deal on the table, andrea leadsom. of course in order to succeed in negotiation you have to be prepared to leave without a deal. i have a three—point plan for brexit, for how we get out of the european union. i'm very optimistic about it. my role as leader of the commons means that i have had a very good insight into what needs to be done. another would—be leader going further, saying she wouldn't even ask the eu to reopen negotiations. we won't be asking for any more extensions, that's part of the corrosive uncertainty that individuals, businesses and the country don't want. that date is fixed. of course we have to say we need to make sure we're ready to leave on that date. now, if the eu wants to come back to us, the door is open if they want to have a better deal. that's fine — we've always wanted a free trade arrangement. the difficulties for those advocating a no—deal brexit is that parliament has consistently voted against it. the chancellor, who is staying out of the leadership contest, saying today that forcing a new deal could lead to a very
short lived premiership. parliament has voted very clearly to oppose a no—deal exit. parliament has no locus any more in this. this is a parliamentary democracy. a prime minister who ignores parliament cannot expect to survive very long. while those seeking to replace herfight it out, theresa may was at church near chequers this morning. the weight of office lifted from her shoulders, and the responsibility for resolving brexit soon to lie with her successor. tom barton, bbc news. let's speak now to conservative mp and former cabinet minister maria miller, who is backing dominic raab for the tory leadership. she joins us from her basingstoke constituency. good afternoon, thanks for being with us on bbc news this afternoon. why dominic raab and not any of the other so far declared?” why dominic raab and not any of the other so far declared? i think we
have heard in the candidates, a range of people with huge talents as to but i looking for someone to bring the party together. he is looking to bring brexit but also, really im porta ntly, ta ke looking to bring brexit but also, really importantly, take britain beyond that and painted picture for the sort of britain he thinks and feels is right following our exit from the eu. you say the experience to deliver brexit but he only lasted for months as the brexit secretary. he resigned because he was unhappy with theresa may's deal. that limited experience where he felt he had his hands tied behind his back by number ten, does that qualify him for what will be a very difficult situation? it will be a difficult situation, and i that would dominic raab his son is paint a very clear picture as to how we should try to renegotiate part of the agreement, sticking points around the border with ireland at the backstop. and if we aren't able to do that, i'm
afraid we're looking at the very real prospect of having to leave that you without a deal, which is something i felt has always had to be on the table if we're going to get the best possible deal for this country as we the eu. you would not accept the view that one of the other candidates set on sky news, is not a question of renegotiating. u nless not a question of renegotiating. unless the eu want to come to us... i think it's really unfortunate those who are negotiating with brussels on behalf of the other nation states have not taken a more speckle stance towards our country, but that's the way they have decided to move forward. i hope that if they see some buddy coming forward who is clearly willing to leave the eu without a deal, they realise they have to reopen some of this negotiation. i don't think it will be right at this stage to put up the shutters. ultimately, we have to do
what is right for our country first and foremost, and that is what dominic raab has painted a real clear picture of doing today. this isa clear picture of doing today. this is a process which three years ago was resolved by the mps alone. how important you think it is on this occasion that party members have the final say? our process as a party is very clear. if there is no consensus within parliaments, it will go forward to the membership, and i think that will happen this time. i think that will happen this time. i think there was consensus last time amongst mps. i doubt we will be in that same situation this time and i do think that there is a very important role for party members about being involved in the choice. ultimately, as numbers of parliaments, we work with these individuals day in, day out. we know the ones that have the strength to be able to lead and a few very firmly that dominic raab has demonstrated, as i say, not only the clear undertaking but we need to do for leaving the eu but even more
important, how we can move forward, cutting taxes but also delivering the sorts of services we need for modern families and he sort of things that i do with my women and minorities select committee. to have support for that is important as well stop are you worried this is a discussion about brexit? not about what the tory party has to do to win a subsequent election? it needs to be about both. members of parliament are thinking very closely about this, thinking about both. it is not about winning a general election, it's about how we take this country forward in the right way following oui’ forward in the right way following our exit from the u, which will probably be the biggest decisions parliament has really taken for many decades, if not many centuries. sorry, the reason i raised the question of a general election is this — you will have a leader not
endorsed by the voters. you're the largest party in the house of commons but as brexit has shown, it kind of stopped anything was happening. i was talking to a former junior minister today who said, we have not done anything since december. we have not been governing because they have been paralysed by brexit. that is why i raise the question of how you re—engage the voters and the public what on earth you are in government for if it's something more than just delivering the results of the referendum. as all of us know from campaigning in helical elections, and then more recently in the european elections, what the public want us to do is get on and to finish brexit —— in the local elections. that is what theresa may has been trying to do in the last two years. i think she has been very warmly supported by the public for her stance in doing that. first and foremost, what the general
public wants, what are constituents wa nt to public wants, what are constituents want to see, what businesses want to see is the certainty though come with our exit from the you. and then obviously, a clear picture based on what we feel is going to be the strongest way forward for our economy. at first and foremost, the great british public want us to leave the eu, and i think the worst and we can happen if we find ourselves in a position where for whatever reason, we do not leave the eu on the 31st of october because i think the people see that for what it is, a betrayal of our democratic system. let me ask you finally what your view is of something thatjust don't make —— justine greening said earlier today. she said this could and should be a leadership contest about hard choices for the conservative party, but it's really going to be a pd parade of hard brexiteers. i have a huge amount of respect forjustine and the work she
has done, but i don't think this is a beauty parade at all. not only arguments about how we leave the eu, which is complex and requires expertise and a clear vision, but also for how we move forward from here. i don't think numbers apartments will be taking this on a superficial level at all because they know when we go to the next election, the next general election whenever that comes it will be the ability to paint that vision which will keepjeremy corbyn out of downing street —— i don't think members of parliaments. maria miller, thank you very much. voters in 21 european union countries are voting today to select new meps. seven countries — including the uk — have already voted, but the results will only be revealed once polls have closed across the eu. here's our europe correspondent damian grammaticas. the uk was in the first wave of countries to vote in these eu elections, and the uk results, out this
evening, will be watched for how far the handling of brexit may have impacted the share of votes won by the conservatives and labour, and how people are divided between pro and anti—brexit parties. across europe, half a dozen more nations — this is latvia — have also already voted. today, ballots are being cast in 21 more eu member states. in some countries it is migration that is the top concern. elsewhere, the numbers of young people unemployed. here in northern france, it is a contest between president macron‘s pro—eu movement and the anti—eu nationalists of the former national front that's being watched. translation: i'm going to vote, it is my duty as a citizen, but i don't know yet who for. translation: this vote will be an important pointer for future elections. it will give an idea who might come out on top. the official eu results will be released when polls close this evening. damian spoke to us a little
earlier from brussels — and explained the key things to look out for as the results come in tonight. most countries are voting today. this is belgium. voting here is actually compulsory. what is being watched out for? the first thing is the overall composition of the european parliament. the expectation is the big centre parties, the conservative centre right, the socialist centre left, will be losing the share of the vote. what will happen then to the liberals, the greens? they may do quite well. the far left, the far right. that will all determine the balance of the parliament, but crucially also the horse trading in the next few days for the top eu jobs, and the other thing will be the overall balance between pro— and anti—eu forces. that could have a profound affect on the future of the eu. damian grammaticas.
you can follow all of the results of the 2019 european elections with huw edwards and the team from 10pm this evening on bbc one and the bbc news channel, and you can find the latest results on the bbc news website. a man and a woman have been charged with murder after two children died in an incident at a house in sheffield on friday. earlier, our correspondent phil bodmer updated us on the story. police and paramedics were called to a semi—detached property six miles north of the city centre on friday morning at around 7.30am. neighbours reported seeing numerous police and ambulance activity on the street. six children were taken to hospital. police later said two teenage boys, aged 13 and 1a, had died. now, a 37—year—old man and a 34—year—old woman were arrested on suspicion of murder on friday. yesterday afternoon, police announced that the four children, including a seven—month—old baby, had been discharged from hospital. but today, south yorkshire police have announced that the two people arrested on friday have now been charged with two
counts of murder each. and the woman faces three counts of attempted murder. they will appear before sheffield magistrates‘ court tomorrow morning. postmortem examinations were due to be carried out on friday, but so far no results have been made public. phil bodmer there. the headlines on bbc news: borisjohnson and michael gove — two figureheads of the official leave campaign — challenge each other for the conservative party leadership. polling in the eu elections ends tonight — 21 member states are voting today. results will be released after polls close at 10 pm. a man and a woman are charged with murder after two children died following an incident at a house in sheffield on friday. government sources say there've been expressions of interest in buying british steel, which was placed in compulsory liquidation earlier this week, but they have dismissed reports
that it has set a two—week deadline for a buyer to be found. our business correspondent katy austin said the only other option apart from somebody buying the company — is for the government to nationalise it. the insolvency of the company means 5,000 jobs are directly put at risk. and 3,000 of those are at scunthorpe, where there's that huge steelworks. 0therjobs are also at risk in locations such as teesside and 20,000 others, potentially, in the supply chains. so there is a lot at stake here. british steel is still trading, though, while urgent effort going on behind the scenes to try and find a buyer. we do understand there has been a serious interest both domestically and from foreign quarters. so, perhaps uk firms and some international firms might be interested in buying it. the sunday telegraph today did report that ministers are only prepared for the government to continue supporting british steel for two more weeks, and after that the plug would be pulled.
government sources have confirmed to us that they do not recognise that timetable. they're saying that two weeks' time doesn't have to be the end at all. meanwhile, there's a lot of people nervously watching and waiting to see if somebody does comes forward. the difficulty is, as we talked about in the course of the week when this story was developing, that steel is in long—term decline, in terms of the uk's share of the market. huge competition from china. i heard simon saying a few days ago that more steel had been produced in china in a year than the whole of britain had produced in its whole lifetime. and the problem of competitiveness is the real difficulty, presumably, for the industry here. that's right. the uk steel industry faces huge challenges, and it has done for years. it's only back in 2016 when british steel, which wasn't what it was called then, nearly went under then. it took a private equity firm coming in and buying it for £1 to keep it going. you could argue that the industry is very much struggling anyway.
and it will definitely require a buyer to have very deep pockets to keep this business going. british steel is not the only steel producer in the uk, but it is significant. it has been a pillar of the country's industry for decades. but as you say, it is much, much reduced in its size and in the number of people it employs. that doesn't mean it's not important, though. if nothing else, it's symbolically important. nobody wants to see it go under. the only other option, apart from somebody buying the business, would be the government nationalising it. it certainly hasn't said that's on the cards at the moment. 0ur our business correspondent, katy austin, talking to me a little earlier. a 17—year—old boy has become the fourth person to be charged with the murder ofjodie chesney. jodie, who was 17, was stabbed to death in a park in east london in march. investigators say the fourth person to be arrested has been charged with murder and with possession of a stun gun.
us president donald trump, who's visiting japan, has dismissed concerns about recent missile tests by north korea. in a tweet, he refered to the missiles as "small weapons". a lavish welcome was laid on for the president by japan's prime minister, shinzo abe, including attendance for the final of a sumo wrestling tournament. 0ur tokyo correspondent rupert wingfield—hayes sent this report. it is a little different from the sort of wrestling mr trump is used to seeing back in the states. japan's national sport is steeped in tradition. one is that spectators are not supposed to sit on chairs. but tradition was set aside today, as first, prime minister shinzo abe came up to award a cup to the grand champion. and then for the first time ever, a foreign leader was allowed onto the hallowed earth to present an even bigger cup. inside, there was huge excitement about the famous guest. outside, a little less so. translation: i wish he would
respect our culture. he is our guest, but he is acting more like a king. they are giving him special treatment, letting him sit on a chair — i think it's too much. president trump is getting a lot of firsts during this trip — first to meet the new japanese emperor, first to sit on a chair during a sumo tournament and to present a special prize to the grand champion. it is, of course, not without reason. japan is nervous that mr trump is not quite as committed to his asian ally as some of his predecessors, and that he could launch a trade war against japan, like he has against china. a tweet from mr trump today demonstrated exactly why japan is nervous. in it, he describes recent north korean missile tests as "small weapons which disturbed some people, but not me." this is what those small weapons look like. they may not bother mr trump, but they certainly do botherjapan,
which is well within range. japan is deeply sceptical of mr trump's friendship with north korean dictator kim jong un. but the us president still appears to believe it can lead to a historic peace deal. a powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake has hit a remote part of the amazon jungle in peru, the most powerful to hit the quake struck in the early hours of sunday morning, collapsing buildings and knocking out power in some areas. tremors were felt hundreds of miles away in the capital lima — where people ran out of their homes in fear. some injuries, but no deaths have been reported. a british man has died following a collision between two yachts near cannes. the 29—year—old, who was a crew member on board the minx vessel, is reported to have suffered a heart attack. the incident happened as another yacht tried to manoeuvre past the minx. police are investigating the incident, which happened on the last night of the cannes film festival. at least two people have been killed
after a powerful tornado swept through a small town near oklahoma city. authorities have spent the night sifting through the damage — fearing the death toll will rise. freya cole reports. oklahoma is no stranger to tornadoes, but when one with such ferocity hits, it is near impossible, even for seasoned residents, to prepare for the worst. it was pretty intense. we had a lot of patrons on the patio. we started seeing tents overturned, chairs overturned, and heavy, heavy rain all of a sudden. the storm front swept through this caravan park, displacing dozens of people, and flattened this budget motel in el reno. rescue workers spent the night searching the rubble for survivors. they've been told more than 30 people were inside. i've been on—site. it is very traumatic.
we are waiting for the daylight. that is what we are waiting on right now. check all of our information out and you'll see how dramatic it is when the daylight shines on it. it is feared the death toll will rise. authorities are now tasked with notifying victims‘ families and helping 0klahoma rebuild. freya cole, bbc news. fire safety experts have told bbc radio 5live that the new round of testing of building materials following the fire at grenfell tower is almost certain to see some majorfailures. and that could have a massive impact on hundreds of buildings — including tower blocks, schools, hospitals and care homes. adrian goldberg, from 5 live investigates, has been giving more details to my colleague martine croxall. grenfell, a tragedy which took 72 lives, was clad with something called acm. this was cladding which, at the time, was legal, but which expert evidence at the grenfell enquiry suggested contributed to the spread of the fire around grenfell tower. the government has identified that there are still hundreds
of buildings that are clad with acm around the country, but they have made £600 million available in total for local councils and private landlords to remove that acm cladding in the fullness of time. what other forms are causing concerns, because it could be that other things will pop up as part of these inspections? that's right. because the acm cladding at grenfell was considered to be acceptable at the time of the fire, the government decided to commission an investigation into otherforms of cladding and building materials to see if they now posed a safety threat and a private company commissioned by the government has identified as many as 1,700 buildings around the country which need further testing because they may represent a fire risk. one of the kinds of cladding, called apl, is common, not to all of those buildings,
but too many of them. i've spoken to one expert today who says that in the worst kind of circumstances, this kind of cladding could potentially be more dangerous than the cladding on grenfell tower. what's the government saying? the government has provided £600 million to remove the kind of cladding that was used at grenfell. they're waiting for the tests on the 1,700 buildings to come through later this summer. and they say they are working with private landlords and with local councils to remove all kinds of dangerous cladding. adrian goldberg talking to martine croxall. a woman has been found alive more than two weeks after she went missing in a forest on the hawaiian island of maui. amanda eller was rescued by helicopter from a deep ravine. she'd been hiking in the area when she became lost and then injured. ramzan karmali reports. the last 17 days of my life have been the toughest of my life. hiker amanda eller knows how lucky she is to be alive. she spent over two weeks lost in a forest on the hawaiian island of maui. the yoga instructor thought
she was walking back to her car but was instead wandering further and further into the wilderness. it came down to life and death, and i had to choose, and i chose life. i wasn't going to take the easy way out, even though that meant more suffering and pain for myself. amanda was rescued from a deep ravine. she waved down a rescue helicopter funded by donations. one of her friends was on that rescue helicopter. out of the woodwork, she comes out, arms swinging. i was like, "there she is!" i know amanda very well so i said, "that is amanda eller!" i thought, "how is she dressed, she is not wearing shoes, we have to land this thing!" chris was like, "don'tjump out of the helicopter!" in order to survive, she foraged on berries, but she was injured — a fractured leg and severe burns from the sun. doctors say she should make a full recovery. amanda is most gratefulfor those who didn't give up on her.
i have the most gratitude and respect and appreciation — i can't even put it into words — for the people who helped me, that have prayed for me. her mother, julia, has called the rescue a miracle. now — there's a call from scientists — have you seen any spittlebugs? would you even know what they look like? the insects get their name from the frothy spittle they leave on plants in springtime. volunteers are being asked to report sightings of them, because it's thought they could spread a deadly tree disease called xylella. it's feared the disease could soon arrive in the uk and scientists want to be prepared, as helen briggs has been finding out. spittlebugs are easy to spot if you know what you're looking for. 0h, here we go, here's one. hidden in bubbles of froth on the stems of plants. where my pencil is pointing — there we are. we might be able to persuade the little juvenile
spittlebug to come out. and there it is. if xylella arrived in the uk, spittlebugs could spread the disease by feeding on the sap of infected plants. now, scientists want help in recording sightings of spittle and fully grown spittlebugs, which are champion jumpers, able to leap more than 100 times their own body length. so we need to learn as much as we possibly can about what kinds of plants they feed on, what habitats they occupy, and where they are in the country, so, ultimately, if the worst possible happens and the disease does arrive in britain, we'll be able to make some really good predictions about how it's likely to spread, and how quickly. xylella arrived in europe six years ago, devastating olive groves in italy and spreading to other countries in the eu. it's important to remember that xylella isn't yet in the uk, but if it did arrive, there's a huge amount of plants that could affect. and it's notjust in our gardens, with the rosemary, lavender, but the wider environment, as well, things we particular care about — so tree species like
oak trees, sycamore trees, ash trees, things that are really key in our landscape. we want to protect those, as well as within our gardens. scientists are calling for thousands of volunteers up and down the country to help map spittle and spittlebugs in gardens, meadows and woodlands. if you're looking for a new way to relieve stress and tension in your life, you might think about taking up yoga. but forget the downward dog — in france, classes with cats are proving popular. yoga sessions with cats have become fully booked up in alsace in north—eastern france. cats roam around the room during the session, and one teacher says the feline friends bring "happiness" to the classes. they certainly look like natural yoga masters. if you can keep them in one place long enough. now it's time for a look at the weather with nick miller. hello. there is an atlantic weather system affecting us today, so many of us have seen a bit of rain. there will be a few more showers
to come for the bank holiday and a bit more cloud around as well than some of us have had so far this weekend and temperatures have come down a little bit as a result. earlier, plenty of cloud on the satellite pictures. this zone here that has got the showers, it has been moving its way southwards, brighter skies have followed on behind, so for many of us, actually, a fine end to the day. the last of the showers, though, clearing away from the south—east and clearly still very wet for some of us in northern scotland. this area of rain overnight will sink a little bit further south across the rest of scotland, some further outbreaks of rain developing again in northern ireland. it will feel a bit cooler and fresher, certainly compared with last night. a fine start for many in england and wales for the bank holiday. for southern scotland into northern ireland, some cloud, outbreaks of rain, it will turn a bit more showery during the day, not moving too far further south, but certainly keeping a zone of thicker cloud. elsewhere, it is sunny spells, some showers developing. catch one and it could be on the heavy side. some filtering a bit further south, and east during the day, especially on the north, north—westerly breeze.
not too many showers at all, though, in southern england. some of the gardens are crying out for it. temperatures, they have been in the low to mid 20s, just into the high teens, but in the north of scotland, barely into double figures. a big range of temperatures across the uk. for tuesday, most of the showers look like being across northern and central and eastern parts of england. really quite heavy ones out there, so a chance that some may see a soaking, others, well, missing them and getting barely anything. sunny spells, one or two showers to be found elsewhere, catch a shower in the higher hills of scotland, it could be something wintry associated with these. it is a little cooler than average across many parts of the uk. then on wednesday, it looks fine and settled for many at the start of the day, some cloud building, a few showers breaking out and another atlantic weather system starting to move in and that brings some outbreaks of rain into northern ireland later in the day. that has got to move on through during thursday and friday. so, this way, then, it is cooler for a time and yes, there will be some sunshine. some places will see a lot of dry weather, especially the further south you are, but there is that chance of rain, more especially
the environment secretary michael govejoins the race, to become the next conservative leader and prime minister. it means he'll be challenging borisjohnson after both men helped lead the campaign, to leave the european union. hi, good morning. i can confirm that i will be putting my name forward to be prime minister of this country.
i believe i am ready to unite the conservative and unionist party, ready to deliver brexit and lead this great country. in a growing field, andrea leadsom, who resigned from the cabinet last week, has confirmed she's standing. also on the programme... after the bbc reveals evidence of abuse at a care home for people with disabilities, a former inspector says he raised serious concerns, nearly four years ago. what was evident was a very poor culture. and that was written in that 2015 report. a ringside seat at the wrestling for president trump, on an official visit to japan. hamilton wins the monaco grand prix! and on a poignant day for formula one, lewis hamilton dedicates his victory in monaco, to the late niki lauda.
good evening. the environment secretary, michael gove, hasjoined the race to become the next conservative leader and prime minister. it means he'll be challenging borisjohnson. the two men fell out after helping lead the campaign, to leave the european union in 2016. today, the former brexit secretary dominic raab, who's also in the running to replace theresa may, insisted the uk must leave the eu by the latest deadline in october, with or without a deal, and andrea leadsom, who resigned from cabinet last week, has also confirmed she's standing. eight mps are now in the running, with the party planning to have a new prime minister in place by the end ofjuly. here's our chief political correspondent, vicki young. stepping forward for another crack at the top job. today, michael govejoined a growing list of hopefuls.
hi, good morning. i can confirm that i will be putting my name forward to be prime minister of this country. i believe i'm ready to unite the conservative and unionist party, ready to deliver brexit and ready to lead this great country. that means mr gove will clash again with borisjohnson, the man he sat alongside as they campaigned for brexit, but who he fell out with in spectacular style when the tory party were looking for a new leader three years ago. for all boris's formidable talents, he was not the right person for that task. but a dramatic intervention torpedoed mrjohnson‘s campaign. these days, there are plenty of new pro brexit faces making their pitch to be prime minister. dominic raab insists he won't delay the uk's eu departure again, promising to leave with or without a deal on october the 31st. i will not ask for an extension. of course, if parliament legislates, then we will be in a difficult position. but as the institute
for government set out today, it's a very difficult for parliament now to legislate against no—deal, or in favour of an extension, unless the executive, unless a resolute prime minister is willing to acquiesce on that. and i would not. other candidates agree that no—deal must be an option. of course, in order to succeed in a negotiation you have to be prepared to leave without a deal. but i have a three—point plan for brexit, for how we get out of the european union. i'm very optimistic about it. my role as leader of the commons means i have had a very good insight into what needs to be done. esther mcvey goes even further, ruling out any renegotiation with brussels. we won't be asking for any more extensions. that's part of the corrosive uncertainty that individuals, business and the country don't want. so that date is fixed. so of course we have to say we need to make sure that we are ready to leave on that date. if the eu wants to come back to us, the door is open, if they want to have a better deal. that's fine, we've always wanted a free trade agreement. mps, though, have voted
overwhelmingly against a no—deal brexit more than once. something would be leaders should bear in mind, says the chancellor. prime minister who ignores parliament cannot expect to survive very long. and he refused to rule out voting down a conservative prime minister who pursued a policy of no—deal. would you vote against your own government on the confidence motion in those circumstances? in 22 years in parliament, i have never voted against the conservative whip, unlike many of my colleagues. and i don't want to have to start now contemplating such a course of action. it's just two days since theresa may announced her resignation date. today, she was at church while candidates vied for herjob. all needing a brexit solution that she failed to find. inafew in a few hours we will start to get the results of those european elections. already, conservative and labourfigures are elections. already, conservative and labour figures are expressing concern that they have lost support in nigel farage's brexit party and come on the other side, to parties
like the liberal democrats who want to stop brexit altogether. it's a reminder to all of those leadership candidates that the country is as divided as ever on this issue. voting is taking place across the eu on the final day, of those european parliament elections. the results, for the uk and europe, will be declared once the polls close, at ten o'clock tonight. 0ur europe correspondent damian grammaticas is in brussels: keen interest, one suspects, in brussels, on how the uk vote in these elections? clive, there is, yes. i'm here at the european parliament's election yes. i'm here at the european pa rliament‘s election centre, yes. i'm here at the european parliament's election centre, where they are waiting for those results to come in. as you say, they know the uk meps will be coming back here, if only for a few weeks from july to october. that will influence the balance, the composition of the parliament here, which will in turn influence the bargaining that is now
going to take place for the top jobs, the replacements for jean—claude juncker and donald tusk. that is important for the uk. what they will be watching even more than that of the continent wide results. some early indications just this evening, exit polls from different countries have led the greens in germany and ireland to believe that they are positioned to do well. socialists are thinking they might do well in the netherlands, and the conservative centre—right in austria. it's going to be the balance between their central forces that always dominated here and the far right, the far left, there is a eurosceptic forces that will be one thing, the other thing is how well emmanuel macron does with his new pro eu force. and you can follow the results of the european elections with huw edwards and the team, from ten o'clock tonight on bbc one and the bbc news channel, and all the results will be on our website too. a former inspector at the care quality commission says a report into whorlton hall
hospital, carried out nearly four ago, raised serious concerns about the unit, but was not published. the bbc‘s panorama programme revealed alleged abuse of patients with learning disabilities and autism. ten care workers have been arrested in a police investigation. 0ur social affairs correspondent alison holt reports. whorlton hall hospital in county durham now stands empty following the allegations in the panorama programme that some staff were bullying and intimidating patients with learning disabilities or autism. the current owners, who took over in january, have moved all patients elsewhere. the undercover reporter found a disturbing culture in this privately run nhs house funded hospital. when i look to the notification, it raised a number of concerns. . .
in 2015, barry wilkinson raised an inspection of the hospitalfor the regulator the care quality commission. he says it raised concerns about the culture then. nearly a decade of working for the cqc, he wrote scores of inspection reports. he says this was the only one which was not published. what was evident was a very poor culture and that was firmly written within that august 2015 report, and i strongly believe that anybody that can understand organisational culture reading that report would agree that there was definitely warning bells there. what was your reaction when you saw the programme? i was extremely upset. because... this should have been listened to back in 2015. in a statement, the cqc says...
the regulator says a new comprehensive inspection carried out later rated the hospital as good overall. the cqc says it is commissioning a review into what they need to learn. a man and a woman have been charged with the murder of two boys aged 13 and 1a, who were found at a house in sheffield on friday. four other children have been treated in hospital. the woman has also been charged with three counts of attempted murder. both suspects are due to appear in court tomorrow. government sources have told bbc news there have been serious expressions of interest from buyers for british steel which was placed in compulsory liquidation on wednesday.
but reports that the government has set a two week deadline for a sale have been dismissed. it's understood uk, as well as foreign firms, have made enquiries. on a visit tojapan, donald trump has dismissed concerns over recent missile tests by north korea. in a tweet he referred to them as "small weapons". meanwhile as part of the lavish welcome laid on for the president, he attended the final of a sumo wrestling tournament. 0ur tokyo correspondent, rupert wingfield—hayes, has sent us this report, which contains some flash photography. it is a little different from the sort of wrestling mr trump is used to seeing back in the states. sumo is japan's national sport, and it is steeped in tradition. one is that spectators are supposed to sit on cushions on the floor, and not on armchairs. but tradition was set aside today, as for the first time ever, a foreign leader was allowed onto the hallowed earth of the sumo ring and present the champion with a special cup.
president trump is getting a lot of firsts during this trip. first to meet the new japanese emperor, first to sit on a chair during a sumo tournament and to present a special prize to the grand champion. it is of course not without reason. japan is nervous that mr trump is not quite as committed to his asian ally as some of his predecessors. it is particularly worried about mr trump's friendship with north korean dictator kim jong—un. earlier this month, north korea testfired a new short—range missile into the sea of japan, flouting un sanctions. today, president trump dismissed the test, tweeting. .. still tonight, mr trump and his japanese host were all smiles as they were joined for dinner by their wives. tomorrow is going to be the main event, a very important event in the history ofjapan.
that main event is meeting japan's newly enthroned emperor naruhito. mr trump will be the first world leader to do so, something he appears extremely happy about. rupert wingfield—hayes, bbc news, in tokyo. university tuition fees in england could go down to £7,500 that's expected to be one of the main recommendations of a review to be published later this week. but universities say any drop in fees would have to be replaced by direct funding, to avoid students experiencing suffering. and as our education editor bra nwen jeffreys reports, the review is also expected to suggest ways in which technical and vocational routes could be made more attractive, to students through better support. louis is in his second year at salford uni, studying for a degree after working in construction. he thinks it's worth it, but says others are put off by living costs,
as well as tuition fees. i've got a few friends who've got the qualification to come onto a first year of the construction course, but it's the fee that is ultimately stopping them, and how are they going to be able to live? and it is so, so important... students only pay back when earning as graduates, but political concern it feels too expensive is behind this review. universities fear a cut in tuition fee for students won't be replaced by the government. if you want your graduates to go out there, be able to operate the leading technology in the workspace, it's no good giving them training on a computer that's six years old, or a piece of equipment that's six years old. you're hanging your capital requirements, and the speed of turnover is much quicker now. but this isn't just about degrees. the cost of going to university has been one of the big political
debates of recent years. but this review has always been focused on another problem — why is it we spend so much supporting people who study for a degree, and so little on people studying for the technical and vocational qualifications that employers are crying out for? studying engineering at harlow college, unlike a uni student, she can't get a loan for living costs to continue here — something this review might seek to change, with better support for learning throughout life. extending our loans would be a step in the right direction. i think the right thing is that we have a coherently funded education system that enables people to do that throughout their life. universities and colleges want clear decisions after this review. but with politics in turmoil, there's no guarantee. branwen jeffreys, bbc news.
there was an emotional victory for lewis hamilton at the monaco grand prix. he held his nerve and dedicated his win to the late niki lauda. a moment for a formula one icon. the red cap, a tribute to three—time world champion niki lauda, who died on monday. for the sport, a loss of a legend. for many in monaco, the loss of a friend. mercedes, hoping to pay the ultimate tribute on the hunt for their sixth 1— to finish the season. it was a dream start for the season. it was a dream start for the five—time champion lewis hamilton, converting his pole position into a lead at the first corner of this iconic circuit. but for ferrari, a nightmare. it was not supposed to go like this for the hometown hero. the chaos didn't end there. this incident cost max verstappen a five second penalty. that didn't stop his pursuit of the
race leader lewis hamilton, bearing down on the world champion in the final moments. not enough to prevent hamilton from claiming his third victory on the streets of monaco, six out of six for mercedes this season. six out of six for mercedes this season. that one is for niki, mate. he described it as the proudest race he has had, surely want niki himself would have been proud of. that's it. i'll be back with the late news in our special euro election programme tonight, beginning at ten. now on bbc one, time for the news where you are. in america, it's memorial day weekend, a time to pay tribute to veterans. for the last 30 years or so, part of the commemorations has involved thousands of motorcyclists riding into washington. it's known as rolling thunder. but this year will be the last time the bikers enter the capital, as the bbc‘s tim allman reports. he's an old man now. ill health means he has
to walk with a cane. artie has given almost everything for his country. richard hader was our captain. we called him buck. a vietnam veteran, he lost friends in that war, friends he'll never forget. it was hard, very hard. because of the guys i know that's on the wall. very hard. sad. when we come into dc on memorial day weekend and you come over that bridge, it brings tears to our eyes. artie is one of thousands of men and women who come to washington every year, but rising costs and issues with the local police mean this is the end ofan era. # america... a painful moment for everyone involved. it's emotional. sparks memories in your mind that you've tried to forget, that we've tried to forget
for 50 years. and, so, it's a hard thing. rolling thunder, named after a bombing campaign against the north vietnamese, began as a protest to highlight veterans who were missing in action, more than 80,000 of them. most from the second world war, but there are at least 1600 vietnam vets who are still unaccounted for. for men like artie, the struggle goes on, and this is his message to his fellow bikers. be proud to have been part of this. we've got 32 years of history and a lot of legislation we've passed and a lot of veterans and their families that we've helped through the years. although the ride on washington is coming to an end, from next year, smaller events will take place across the country. veterans will still be honoured, the thunder will keep on rolling. tim allman, bbc news. hello.
there is an atlantic weather system affecting us today, so many of us have seen a bit of rain. there will be a few more showers to come for the bank holiday and a bit more cloud around as well than some of us have had so far this weekend and temperatures have come down a little bit as a result. earlier, plenty of cloud on the satellite pictures. this zone here that has got the showers, it has been moving its way southwards, brighter skies have followed on behind, so for many of us, actually, a fine end to the day. the last of the showers, though, clearing away from the south—east and clearly still very wet for some of us in northern scotland. this area of rain overnight will sink a little bit further south across the rest of scotland, some further outbreaks of rain developing again in northern ireland. it will feel a bit cooler and fresher, certainly compared with last night. a fine start for many in england and wales for the bank holiday. for southern scotland into northern ireland, some cloud, outbreaks of rain, it will turn a bit more showery during the day, not moving too far further south, but certainly keeping a zone of thicker cloud. elsewhere, it is sunny spells, some showers developing. catch one and it could be on the heavy side. some filtering a bit further
south—east during the day, especially on the north, north—westerly breeze. not too many showers at all, though, in southern england. some of the gardens are crying out for it. temperatures, they have been in the low to mid 20s, just into the high teens, but in the north of scotland, barely into double figures. a big range of temperatures across the uk. for tuesday, most of the showers look like being across northern and central and eastern parts of england. really quite heavy ones out there, so a chance that some may see a soaking, others, well, missing them and getting barely anything. sunny spells, one or two showers to be found elsewhere, catch a shower in the higher hills of scotland, there could be something wintry associated with these. it is a little cooler than average across many parts of the uk. then on wednesday, it looks fine and settled for many at the start of the day, some cloud building, a few showers breaking out and another atlantic weather system starting to move in and that brings some outbreaks of rain into northern ireland later in the day. that has got to move on through during thursday and friday. so, this week, then, it is cooler for a time and yes, there will be some sunshine.
this is bbc news. i'm shaun ley. the headlines at 6pm: borisjohnson and michael gove — who campaigned for brexit together, but fell out three years ago when both wanted to become prime minister — will again contest the conservative party leadership. i will be putting my name forward to be prime minister of this country. i believe i'm ready to unite the conservative and unionist party, ready to deliver brexit and ready to lead this great country. the latest to enter the race to succeed theresa may and become prime minister by the end ofjuly include dominic raab and andrea leadsom. final voting in the eu elections in underway in 21 member states — results will be released after polls close at 10 pm tonight. a man and a woman are charged with murder after two children died following an "incident" at a house in sheffield on friday.