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the race to be prime minister — choose a candidate you can trust, sasteremy hunt, as he tries to put the spotlight on personality. the foreign secretary warned that without trust there'd be no negotiations, today at five — boris johnson gives his clearest pledge yet no deal, maybe no brexit. that the uk will leave the eu thejudgment is, who is the person in october if he's prime minister — we trust as prime minister to go to and challenges his rival brussels and bring back that deal? to promise the same. it's about the personality in a series of media interviews, the frontrunner in the tory of our prime minister. leadership race defends his plans for brexit — and says we will leave by the halloween deadline. no more rows. no more rows, no, no, no, all quiet. meanwhile boris johnson tries to put questions about his private life behind him, ready to come out on october 31. elaborating on his pastimes instead. i make buses. come what may. do or die. you make models of buses? but boris johnson's opponent i paint the passengers for the leadership — jeremy hunt — enjoying themselves. ok, great. insists he's the man to deliver on the wonderful bus. we'll have the latest brexit. from the campaign trail. and how does your plan differ from mrjohnson? and how does your plan differ from mrjohnson? they sound quite similar. the plan may be similar, the person is not. we'll have the latest on the race for the leadership —
and we'll be talking to a senior irish politician about the key issue of the border. the other main stories on bbc news at 5. the hillsborough match commander, david duckenfield, is to face a re—trial in connection with the deaths of 95 liverpool fans. a court hears that a passenger — lee pomeroy — died after being stabbed 18 times, in front of his son, on a train from guildford to london. southern water is ordered to pay a record £126 million in fines and customer rebates, over what regulators call "shocking" failings. and england are struggling in their cricket world cup match against australia. after being set a target of 286 they've already lost four early wickets. —— five wickets. good afternoon.
borisjohnson has given his firmest commitment yet that britain would leave the european union on the 31st of october — if he became prime minister. he told talk radio that brexit would happen on the halloween deadline "do or die, come what may". and in a letter to his rival jeremy hunt this afternoon, he challenged him to also commit to this date. but mrjohnson continued to maintain his silence over his private life, which has come under scrutiny. it's been revealed that the winner of the leadership race will be announced onjuly the 23rd with the transition to a new prime minister the following day. our political correspondent jessica parker reports. critics say he has kept us in the dark about his brexit plan, but borisjohnson‘s taking a few steps into the media spotlight. in an interview with the bbc, a concession that he can't get the brexit he wants without goodwill from brussels. it's notjust up to us, it's up to the other side as well. there is an important, of course, a very important element, of mutuality
and cooperation in this. and we will be working with our friends and partners to make sure that we have an outcome that is manifestly in the interests of people, of businesses, communities, on both sides. borisjohnson has told talk radio that brexit has to happen by the end of october, that it's do or die. we will push our plan into action and get ready to come out on the 31st of october, do or die, do or die. and on lbc... chris in glasgow. he said the tories are in a tight spot. we're staring down the barrel of defeat. and look at what happened in the european elections, in the council elections. my party, the conservative party, is on 9% in the european elections. every tory mp understands that. so, what exactly is the plan? borisjohnson wants the uk to leave by october 31st
with a new agreement. hold off on paying brussels the whole £39 billion divorce payment. get an implementation period so there's tariff free trade until a free trade deal is fleshed out. and solve the irish border issue after we've left, using technology. what of the other conservative leadership candidate's emerging plan? jeremy hunt knows there are obstacles in the way. careful of the puddles, guys. he also wants to renegotiate, but is not as set on the deadline of october 31st. if you send the right person you have the best chance. how does your plan differ from mrjohnson‘s? they sound similar. the plan may be similar, the person's not. see you later, guys. brussels has said that renegotiating the withdrawal agreement is not an option. that message isn't stopping anybody in their tracks. both contenders claim they can get a better deal out of the eu, that they personally have what it takes to change the dynamic and unlock this process.
but as things stand, it's an unprovable promise. it's the politics of faith. and there's also the matter of trust. arriving at a radio studio, boris johnson may be doing more interviews, but he's keeping the door closed when it comes to discussing the headlines around his private life. a jeremy hunt supporter says the frontrunner generally needs to front up more. if boris is not going to answer questions on his private life, that is his decision, but i would like to see him answer questions on lots of other things. and it's been disappointing that he hasn't been able to participate in the debate that sky has scheduled for tonight, and i would like to see much more rigorous questioning of what his plans are for taking the uk out of the eu. conservative party members are reflecting on who they want, while borisjohnson‘s still seen as being ahead in this race, all sorts of things go on in westminster. this campaign has already flagged up some unexpected moments. jessica parker, bbc news.
let's speak now to our political correspondent jonathan blake at westminster. we know he's determined to get us out of the eu by october 31st, and he wants his opponent to promise the same. and during the walkabout in surrey he was questioned about his private life, and the row with his partner, he has hardened his line on taking the uk out of the eu by the end of october, the current deadline, do or die, he said in the report. it is an attempt to drive a wedge between borisjohnson attempt to drive a wedge between boris johnson and jeremy hunt attempt to drive a wedge between borisjohnson and jeremy hunt who after a ll borisjohnson and jeremy hunt who after all may have very different characters and styles as politicians but on the substance of their brexit policy that isn't very much between them. they have both conceded that them. they have both conceded that the deal negotiated by theresa may is effectively dead and the new agreement would be needed than they have both said they would take the uk out of the eu without a deal if necessary. the difference is that borisjohnson has said he would do
that by the end of october regardless and he has written to jeremy hunt challenging him to do the same. in a letter he has posted twitter this afternoon to his opponent he said the central issue in the leadership contest is whether the new prime minister will honour the new prime minister will honour the referendum result. he said we mustn't kick the can down the road and the key part, i have been clear, if elected we will leave on 31st october. will you join me on this commitment to leave on 31st october come what may? and why is boris johnson doing this? jeremy hunt has said that if a deal was close and it was a matter perhaps of days and weeks then he would extend the deadline to make sure the final details were agreed and britain could leave with a deal in place. that is really the only significant difference between the two candidates in terms of their brexit policy and the boris johnson candidates in terms of their brexit policy and the borisjohnson is seeking to highlight that with this
letter. jeremy hunt has hit back posting a tweet in response saying, it is good to talk but no need for snail mail, asking borisjohnson to turn up to that debate scheduled this evening for a head—to—head clash between the two men. the chances of borisjohnson agreeing that the last minute are slim. and during the walkabout in surrey he was questioned about his private life, and the row with his partner, what did he have to say? yes, he may be opening himself up to fresh scrutiny, people have described his candidacy as having something of a submarine strategy so far but he has done more interviews but hasn't offered more answers about the reported incident at his partner's flat last week when the police were called. never the less it is two conservative party members he found himself chatting to an sorry earlier on that took him to task. where isjeremy hunt, then?
i don't know! have i got any chance of banking on your support? of course. you think so? we thought you were the best. fantastic. well, we hope so, anyhow. just don't have any more rows. no more rows. all quiet. thank you very much. anyhow, good luck. when's the big day to vote? two or three days' time, is it? i think it's coming up. i think the postal ballots arrive on the 6th ofjuly. well, you've got a few more days. a few more days, keep going. thank you. bye. bye—bye, see you. no more rows, all quiet, he said. his supporters will be hoping that remains the case. our correspondent in westminster. in that interview with the bbc, mrjohnson said he would be able to persuade brussels to resolve the irish border issue — a key sticking point — despite repeated warnings from eu leaders that that was impossible. he said there were "abundant, abundant technical fixes" that could
be made to avoid border checks. let's go to brussels now and speak to irish mep sean kelly. he is the leader of fine gael in the european parliament. thank you forjoining us on bbc news, mr kelly. what do you make of that, abundant, abundant technical fixes that can be used to help solve the border issue? i am afraid that is wishful thinking. i can't see brussels at this stage changing its course. it has been two years negotiating the withdrawal agreement, and especially now with the present commission and the present council president coming to the end of their terms i don't see how they're going to change their position because everything would be different. as regards technical solutions, that is ok for maybe a legitimate business but how are you
going to prevent a legitimate business and that is one of the reasons boarders are there. humans passing but also illegal activity, smuggling and trafficking and so on, so smuggling and trafficking and so on, so that is not a solution and i think most people won't see it that way. so mrjohnson and his supporters have been saying that would be got round by the clever use of intelligence? but where is the proof of that. it is fine to say these things but to put them into practice, the irish border is a pretty long border, and trying to control all of it by intelligence, i am not sure the intelligence human artificial has been discovered yet. mrjohnson is keen to say that he feels the mood has changed notjust here but in brussels. do you think it has? i don't think so. i think actually if anything they have become more resolute, especially as
a result of the rejections of the withdrawal agreement in the house of commons. each time it was rejected they said the deal is the deal and they said the deal is the deal and they would be keeping by the deal andi they would be keeping by the deal and i can't see anything at this point in time changing. also you must remember right now brussels is preoccupied with his going to be the next european president, next council president and next parliament president, and parliament meets next week for the first time so meets next week for the first time so all that is occupying their minds more than changing the withdrawal agreement. so how do you think things are going to proceed now. there is a big difference between what you say when you want to be elected leader of your party and when you become prime minister. it is premier league, essentially, versus the lower divisions, and i think when a person has responsibility they will take on board the views of others far more. they will listen to what is being
said by business people and i saw borisjohnson said by business people and i saw boris johnson saying said by business people and i saw borisjohnson saying he would be delivering brexit in the interests of business people and people in general and i think most people would say that a crash out is not in anybody‘s interests, not in the interests of the united kingdom, not in the interests of ireland and particularly not in the interests of northern ireland which is part of the united kingdom, because they would suffer more than most. i would expect that whoever becomes prime minister, whether boris johnson expect that whoever becomes prime minister, whether borisjohnson or jeremy hunt, that when they take on the responsibilities of office, they will stand up and be counted when it matters most and do the responsible thing. but is there anything in mr johnson's past pronouncements about the border that gives you the confidence to think that that might happen? he has talked about the border issue as being the tail wagging the dog a little while ago, the leaked audio of mrjohnson
talking about disruption that the borders as pure millennium bug stuff, ridiculing concerns about it. he also said it is beyond belief that the border issue has become an obstacle that the border issue has become an o bsta cle in that the border issue has become an obstacle in the brexit negotiations, so obstacle in the brexit negotiations, so given his previous announcements, can he be confident there will be a change of heart if he becomes prime minister? not necessarily confident but initially he showed scant knowledge of the border. he compared it to two boroughs in london, moving from one to the other. and of course that was farcical. but at the same time behind all the talk and the bluster, mrjohnson and indeed mr huntare bluster, mrjohnson and indeed mr hunt are two very intelligent people and when they get the mantle of responsibility, they will look at the situation more objectively and be able to change their position and explain why they are doing it. so it is one battle taking place now but
the real battle is when they become prime minister, whichever one it is. we have to leave it there but thank you very much forjoining us. thank you very much forjoining us. thank you very much forjoining us. thank you very much. the hillsborough match commander — david duckenfield — will face a retrial on a charge of the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 liverpool fans, who died in a crush at the fa cup semi—final in sheffield in 1989. a jury was unable to reach a verdict at a trial earlier this year. the judge ruled another trial will take place in october. judith moritz reports. thejury at his the jury at his trial couldn't decide whether david duckenfield was guilty of manslaughter. now another jury guilty of manslaughter. now another jury will consider the same question. the former chief superintendent was in charge of policing at hillsborough in 1989 when liverpool played nottingham forest in an fa cup semifinal. 96 liverpool fans died when the terraces became overcrowded. david duckenfield is charged in connection with 95 deaths. the 96 is not
included because he died four years later. some hillsborough families welcomed news of a retrial.|j later. some hillsborough families welcomed news of a retrial. i think it is the right decision notjust for the families but the public as well. and how stressful has it been? extremely stressful, we have not been able to have any closure in their lives are still on hold.|j been able to have any closure in their lives are still on hold. i was just delighted, absolutely delighted. all the bad news we have had over the years, it has been a roller—coaster ride. had over the years, it has been a roller-coaster ride. in april, the former sheffield wednesday club secretary was found guilty of a health and safety offence and find £6,500. thejury spent health and safety offence and find £6,500. the jury spent eight days deliberating over david duckenfield and was eventually discharged. the prosecution pushed for a retrial which the defence fought against. now another trial has been permitted. the 74—year—old will appear at court again to defend the charge in october.
the headlines on bbc news. borisjohnson makes a series of media and public appearances and promises that brexit will happen on the october 31 deadline ‘do or die' the hillsborough match commander david duckenfield will face a retrial over the deaths of 95 liverpool fans. a court has heard that a passenger lee pomeroy died after being stabbed 18 times in front of his son on a train from guildford to london. and england under pressure from australia, five wickets down with jos buttler the latest as part as they chased 286 to one. they are currently 168—5. derby county say they granted chelsea permission to speak to frank lampard about the va ca nt speak to frank lampard about the vacant manager job. and johanna konta is through to the last 16 of the eastbourne international.
straight sets 6—4, 7—6. more on those stories at 5:30pm. ajury has been hearing how a train passenger died after he was stabbed 18 times in front of his 14—year—old son following a heated argument over blocking the aisle. 51—year—old lee pomeroy was attacked in january five minutes after boarding a london—bound train at guildford in surrey. 36—year—old darren pencille denies murder and his girlfriend, chelsea mitchell, from farnham, denies assisting an offender. she's accused of buying items to change his appearance afterwards. our correspondent richard galpin is at the old bailey for us. richard, just tell us what happened today in court. essentially the prosecution have opened their case so prosecution have opened their case so this is the start of the trial and we have been hearing throughout the day how lee pomeroy and his 1a year son had boarded a train in
guildford, they had been planning to go to london together. behind them was darren pencille and very quickly he came into the same carriage and very quickly they got involved in an argument, possibly because lee pomeroy was blocking the aisle. that argument escalated and escalated to the point where darren pencille, according to an eyewitness, phone someone according to an eyewitness, phone someone to say, i am going to kill someone. someone to say, i am going to kill someone. he then pulled out a knife from his pocket and began stabbing lee pomeroy multiple times. as you are saying, 18 times, first in the neck, cutting hisjugular artery, and lee pomeroy still, despite this, tried to defend himself but eventually collapsed on the floor and he died about an hour later. darren pencille collected his belongings and got off the train at the next stop and he had obviously contacted his girlfriend who then
came and picked him up. the two of them were then arrested the next day and for them and as you said, darren pencille denies the charge of murder and his girlfriend chelsea mitchell denies assisting an offender. southern water has been ordered to pay a record £126 million in fines and customer rebates for spills of wastewater into the environment from its sewage plants — and for deliberately misreporting its performance. southern water customers will get a rebate of at least £61 each in a case that the water regulator, ofwat, called "shocking." the environment agency is actually undergoing a criminal investigation into southern water and the impact it has had on the environment, but the company didn't run their treatment works in the way they were expected to, and in addition they try to cover up that poor
performance and that is why we are levying such a high penalty on them today. let's get the thoughts now on this from mike keil — head of policy and research for the water watchdog — consumer council for water. thank you for coming in to talk to us. thank you for coming in to talk to us. so, a record fine so what is your reaction to the punishment? customers are absolutely appalled at the behaviour of southern water. they have been lied to for seven yea rs they have been lied to for seven years and not only that, damaging the environment for seven years and then they cover the top. customers are right to be shocked and appalled at the behaviour. this is a record fine the company is facing but when you break it down, the sums that customers will get a relatively small? that is right, customers get £61 back spread overfive small? that is right, customers get £61 back spread over five years. small? that is right, customers get £61 back spread overfive years. you have to remember that three quarters of that money is money they are owed and would have got back anyway if southern water hadn't been lying, so
when you take off that three quarters it is about £15, and spread over five years isn't much of a punishment, so customers are right to ask if it is a big enough punishment. and when you say southern water are lying, it is because they misreported what was going on? that is right, they were deliberately fiddling the figures in terms of compliance of their waste water treatment works which meant the works were damaging the environment and that went on for seven environment and that went on for seve n years environment and that went on for seven years and then they were using those figures and reporting them to the regulator and others. are you frustrated that the regulator is not actually making public when these water spillages happen? we have to be careful because there is another investigation under way. the environment agency are carrying out a criminal investigation which shows how serious this is, but what we really wa nt how serious this is, but what we really want to see is that people and companies are held to account for their actions. and does this raise questions for you about water
privatisation? we have to say, this is only one firm, but do you have any worries about the status of the company? this is really an issue about ownership models. under any ownership model will be the same. the water sector in england and wales face huge challenges of population growth and climate change and asa population growth and climate change and as a consumer body we want to make sure that consumers are protected than the voices heard under any ownership model and there are some huge challenges ahead. such as? addressing climate change, you can see drought and floods becoming more frequent which means sustained investment is needed to maintain excellent services that customers expect, and we will make sure customers get that excellent service. we are going to have to leave it there, thank you. a new law to protect people who have food allergies has been announced by the government. the legislation — which will require businesses to list all the ingredients
in pre—packaged foods — is named after natasha ednan—laperouse, who died from an allergic reaction after eating a sandwich from pret a manger. daniela relph reports. it was the start of the summer holiday that she would never get to see. 15—year—old natasha ednan—laperouse was on her way to the south of france. but on board the plane, she collapsed and died soon after. she'd suffered a catastrophic allergic reaction. natasha had eaten a sandwich she'd bought from pret a manger. the packaging did not say it included sesame seeds, the ingredients that caused her collapse. since losing her, natasha's family have become relentless campaigners. they blamed inadequate food labelling laws for her death and wanted change. today, the government announced natasha's law. this, in her name, isjust wonderful. she would be so proud. for us, it's...|t's a way
of her memory living on. and that's so important, when you lose a child, it's so difficult not to talk about her all the time and not to have her living on in people's memories. but with natasha's law being something set in stone, it feels like that won't happen at all. and so many people will be saved and have a safer life and navigate their lives, their allergic lives, in a much better way, because of her. natasha's law will be introduced this summer and be mandatory by 2021. from then, all pre—packed food going directly to sale must list all of its ingredients. many biggerfood companies have welcomed the new legislation. but there is concern within the industry that smaller businesses can't afford such comprehensive food labelling. natasha's parents have had some high—profile support. by coincidence, sarah duchess of york, was on board the flight with the family when natasha's body was repatriated. she will now be patron of a new charity, set up by the family, which hopes to ultimately find a cure
for some allergies. people just don't understand. they think, "allergy, oh, yes". it is a massive problem. 44% of adults are now suffering from allergic conditions. we have to do something about it. and i think narf, the natasha allergy research foundation will go into communities, support communities, will be funding researchers... the five or six people who are researching in this country, to really let them find a solution through immunotherapy. and really make a difference. for natasha's family, the new law in her name is a fitting legacy for her life. daniela relph, bbc news, west london. europe is bracing itself for a heatwave this week, with france having to prepare for record temperatures. as warm air moves up from africa, the mercury is expected to rise to the high 30s from today, reaching over a0 celsius in some
places by the end of the week. the french government has put special measures in place for schools and care homes for the elderly — including introducing temporary fountains and mist machines. our paris correspondent hugh schofield reports. air from the sahara borne north by high pressure over the atlantic and in france it's the dog days. temperatures that may edge up in places over a0 degrees, numbers you sometimes get injuly or august, but now unusually early in the year. it's not even the holidays, yet. schools are still working and so apprehensive is the government that they've postponed public exams that were to take place this week. children can't be expected to work in a cauldron. in france, memories of the 2003 heatwave weigh heavy. that was when 15,000, mainly elderly people, are reckoned to have died from heat. the country's environment minister said there'd be new measures in paris. translation: we will have a traffic management system that will be triggered much faster than before,
if we had notice that the maximum pollution threshold is exceeded on any day. this so, today warnings and advice are everywhere. extra water points have been installed paris and air—conditioned rooms in town halls. frolicking in public fountains, normally frowned upon, is permitted. midday in paris and it's hot, though maybe not the punishing heat that some had been predicting. but then this is only the beginning. the peak of the heatwave is supposed to come thursday or friday, before probably easing somewhat over the weekend. it's notjust in france. spain, germany, italy and belgium are all reporting unseasonably high temperatures. is it global warming? france's health minister has said this kind of premature heatwave must no longer be regarded as unusual. the french should prepare for more to come. hugh schofield, bbc news, paris.
time for a look at the weather. we will be tapping back into that heat across the near continent when we should be getting the hottest day of the year so far across britain. in the short term cooler air, less humid air, moving down from the north thanks to high pressure. still close across england and wales, thicken off for the odd spot of light rain and drizzle. if you cooler spots developing across northern scotland. we have a different air mass moving south across the country, less humid and more comfortable. more sunshine for scotla nd more comfortable. more sunshine for scotland and northern ireland and some across southern scotland and northern ireland and some across southern parts but quite a bit of cloud, the temperature 2223 cooler. to the end of the week plenty of sunshine starting to tap into the heat again, begins to rise from thursday across western areas,
this is bbc news. the headlines... borisjohnson makes a series of media and public appearances and promises that brexit will happen on the october 31 deadline "do or die". the hillsborough match commander david duckenfield will face a retrial over the deaths of 95 liverpool fans. a court has heard that a passenger — lee pomeroy — died after being stabbed eighteen times, in front of his son, on a train from guildford to london. renovating prince harry and meghan's new home has cost pa rents of parents of a teenager he died after the allergic reaction to sesame seeds and begat delighted that a new label system will be used. renovating prince harry
and meghan's new home has cost taxpayers nearly £2.5 million, royal accounts reveal. and coming up....the heroic tale of frida — the rescue dog, who now heads into retirement, after nine years of duty with the mexican navy. time now for the sport. ben stokes has led the fightback for england to his been up against it in the cricket world cup. after being set a target for 286 by a stray at they lost five wickets and a tight finish could be in prospect. australia had got off to our spectacular start, especially from their captain. before six wickets tumbled in quick succession. that swift and give england real hope, but momentum shifted pretty quickly. stokes was in scintillating form again, leading
a grand's recovery. he hasjust been bowled in the last few moments again. england are 183—6. you can follow the commentary from the test match special team on five live sports extra. derby county have granted permission for chelsea to speak to frank lampard about the va ca nt speak to frank lampard about the vacant manager's job. the speak to frank lampard about the vacant manager'sjob. the derby boss is the favourite to replace the manager who left earlier this month. frank lampard only embarked on his first journey into management earlier this season. his former manchester city team—mate vincent's company has backed frank lampard to do well. i know what the impact is a frank lampard on 18 and i am trying to have the same impact when i come now as an older player. in terms of
his intelligence, he is up there with the most intelligent footballer. the match as natural as well, with chelsea. i completely support him. we will see the final two games of the women's world cup later. italy are already one go up against china. a playerfor italy had a goal disallowed earlier, but this one after a0 minutes it count and give the times the lead. these aren't live pictures, the winners of this match will meet the vectors of the netherlands versus japan match. you can watch the match right now on bbc two. johanna konta is through to the last 16 of the international turn event. the british number one is looking for a strong performance on grass end of wimbledon next week. she beat her opponent from greece in straight sets. olympic gold medal
winning cyclist has told bbc radio five live has suffering from depression played a big part in his recent decision to retire. skinner praised british cycling for their support, but says market have been done. i was suffering from pretty serious mental health issues, i guess bias for a break and a lot of the competition was a little bit more of how long can the length of a break the before you'll be out of the running? that was the pointer i decided to step away, guess. it was basically a little but of a cry for help and it became ultimate about performance and not enough about getting better, from my point of view. the premiership rugby club leicester tigers has put itself up for sale, looking for around £60 million. it is the most successful clu b million. it is the most successful club of the professional era, winning the cup ten times. however,
they had not won the league title since 2013. flirted with relegation last season, finishing second from bottom. the latest in the cricket, england will hunt an 86—6 batters of this but for now. more on the sport website. let's return to our top story — borisjohnson's firmest commitment yet that britain would leave the european union on the 31st of october if he became prime minister. in a series of interviews, he's made a number of assertions about the chances of a new trade deal with eu leaders before the end of october, and how to fix the dilemma over the irish border. here to go through the issues is our reality check correspondent chris morris. can we start with that key question that he has faced about how he will ensure that the uk leaves eu on the sist ensure that the uk leaves eu on the 31st of october were before and what happens after that? what happens after is the interesting bit. he has
now said he believed by the 31st october do or die. what he wants is a transition, and implementation period. the term bare, interchangeable. the governments like to use the term implementation period. in that period he would like to sort out the bits he has not sorted out before october. including all the problems to do with the irish border. the problem is the implementation period as it currently stands, the transition as pa rt currently stands, the transition as part of the withdrawal agreement negotiated by theresa may's government. so far, from the eu we have been told very plainly, we cannot have that bit of it without the rest of it. so, there is the contradiction is he says he wants to have this implementation period, but there is no sign taxi be won if he is going to try and dump the withdrawal agreement. you mentioned that the irish border, a real neat key issue. how to avoid a hard border in the event of a new deal scenario? boyjohnson was asked
about this, let us overtake had to say. —— poorestjohnson. no one wants a hard border in northern ireland and indeed, nobody believes that it will be necessary. if you want to be prime minister, you have to tell people how you're going to do it, you just can't wish it. let me tell you, there are abundant, abundant technical fixes that can be introduced to make sure that you do not have to have checks at the border. that is interesting, abundant technical fixes. there are a variety of technical solutions being offered. number plate technology, radio frequency identification technology, smartphone apps, all such things as the trouble is, put them all together and they do not purchase a border as open and frictionless at the irish border is now. it is interesting, yesterday a report was put out by what has got the alternative arrangements commission, which is a group of many of them mps, who support mrjohnson,
who have been strong supporters of brexit. for some of them, for the first time, they have acknowledged how tricky this problem is. one of the things i suggested, for example, is that perhaps there could be a single zone between the uk and ireland for food standards. because anything entering the eu single market has to be checked. that would potentially so that problem. the problem is, why would our integrated at? island within to be in a single zone for fed standards in uk, that could be seen as the first step away from its complete attachment to the single market. so, it is a potential solution, but it needs other people to agree to it and so far we have seen no to agree to it and so far we have seen no sign, certainly from dublin, that that would be a go. it has been very, very difficult to negotiate. that brings us on to borisjohnson talking about feeling on both sides of the channel that is now a different understanding to what is
needed. is there any truth to that, has the eu position changed? needed. is there any truth to that, has the eu position changed7m needed. is there any truth to that, has the eu position changed? it is interesting. he has said everybody knows things have changed. he keeps them there are 29 packs of party meps in the eu parliament. do not forget there were 2a uk meps in the last one. it is not a massive change. so far, there is no sign that the eu because my position has changed at all. i think mrjohnson is relying on hoping for is that when officially comes to shove, they will prioritise politics over policy and that faced with a prime minister, as he would say it, determined to push for new deal, they will somehow bend and buckle. there is no sign of that so far, so i think his critics would say that is quite a gamble to be taking but the british economy and all the other bits of the relationship we have so far. we have the european union policing internal security, other those things that have to be sorted out very quickly if we were
to leave it new deal. because the current arrangements we have a cross that hauls range of issues that suddenly disappear. just a word about his opponentjeremy hunt, from whom we expect him later today. what we knew about his brexit strategy and how different is it to mr johnson's? interestingly it is not that different. i suppose, the big difference is borisjohnson's insistence, he said it again today, leaving on the 31st of october, deal or no deal, do or die as he said today whereas mr hunter said if we needed a bit more time, irresponsible prime ministership allow that little bit of time to get that deal over the line. it was interesting, the brief comment we have her journey interesting, the brief comment we have herjourney him today, when askedif have herjourney him today, when asked if his plan was petty much the same he said it is notjust about the plan, it is the person negotiating it. ithink
the plan, it is the person negotiating it. i think that is what we will hear from him negotiating it. i think that is what we will hearfrom him time negotiating it. i think that is what we will hear from him time and again, humans are to get back to the issue of character. thank you very much. mps have criticised an executive producer of itv‘s thejeremy kyle show for the "irresponsible" use of lie—detector tests, which were routinely used on the programme, calling it "astonishing" and "disappointing" that executives couldn't confirm their exact accuracy. the show‘s bosses were called to give evidence to mps following the death of participant steve dymond, who reportedly failed a lie—detector test. our correspondent david sillito has more. jeremy kyle... it was a show all about conflict and one near—guarantee of on—screen drama was the lie detector test. why did you say no? i'm telling the truth. you're a liar, mate! but when one of the guests, steve dymond, was found dead after appearing on the show, the programme was cancelled. and today questions were being answered about those tests. you said no, why did you say no? the test says you're a liar. i never lied, at all. did the programme's bosses even know
how accurate they were? the answer, not 100%, but they couldn't be more specific than that. you can't define what a high level of accuracy is? not 100%, but 50% is not 100%. i am not a lie detector expert, so what we would do is... no, but you are responsible for this programme. so, you don't know what the range is? well, we know... you don't know what the range is, do you, otherwise you would tell me. yeah. this test says you lied on that question. i didn't, though. mps were shown this clip from the show and how one expert said that tests had a one—in—three chance of being wrong. but itv defended the way it had treated the guests. 99% of the people that apply to come on the show apply because they are watching the show on a daily basis. they wanted... they had a problem and they wanted to come on the show. they would apply directly to the show. they loved jeremy and they wanted to hear his advice. the mps were far from convinced. the lack of information about lie
detectors was, they said, astonishing, incredible. but itv said not only had the show been cancelled, any future format would not use lie detectors in the same way. david sillito, bbc news. the new home of the duke and duchess of sussex cost the public nearly £2.5 million to refurbish. frogmore cottage in windsor used to consist of five separate homes, but was turned into a single property for harry and meghan. the official figures — published by buckingham palace — also showed the queen was given £82 million pounds last year from the treasury to fund her official duties. the headlines on bbc news... borisjohnson makes a series of media and public appearances and promises that brexit will happen on the october 31 deadline ‘do or die'. the hillsborough match commander david duckenfield will face a retrial over the deaths of 95 liverpool fans. a court has heard that a passenger — lee pomeroy —
died after being stabbed eighteen times, in front of his son, on a train from guildford to london. a serious sex scandal has hit south korea's pop industry. k—pop stars, who've previously had a wholesome image, are among those facing a string of charges, from sexual assaults on women to drug distribution. a further police investigation has begun into the nightclubs in the korean capital seoul. our correspondent laura bicker reports. gangnam in seoul is the flashy, fashion—conscious playground of this nation's rich and famous. psy sang about it in the viral pop hit gangnam style. but in recent months, this area has gained a far more sinister reputation. the growing sex scandal began with claims that some of the biggest names in k—pop had drugged and raped women and shared video of the acts. megastar seungri from the boy band
big bang is one of several celebrities fighting a host of charges, including procuring prostitutes and embezzling funds for his nightclub. but the wider investigation centres on sexual abuse in some of gangnam's most glamorous clubs. the bbc has learned that the elite and powerful of gangnam were requesting drugged or unconscious women. they were paying tens of thousands of dollars to have them taken to a nearby room to be raped. the message from one client was, "bring me zombies". this pastor spent six months working undercover as a driver for some of the most well—known clubs. translation: i saw a woman raped inside of clubs, being drugged against a woman's will, been beaten and so on. and on other occasions, he witnessed them being sexually assaulted while unconscious. translation: there was no response from the body. the breathing was almost gone
and the pupils were dilated. we've spoken to one woman who was having drinks with an asian businessman in a club. she said she blacked out and woke up in a hotel room. translation: he got on top of me and used both of his hand to block my mouth and started pressing down hard, as if he's doing cpr. he kept saying, "relax, relax". i couldn't resist his power and i was in so much pain that i could die so ijust gave up and laid there like a dead body. the man strenuously denies raping, sexually assaulting, or physically attacking her. he also claims cctv footage backs up his account. the investigation continues. thousands of campaigners took part in protests after hearing claims police turned a blind eye to reports of sexual assault in exchange for bribes. gangnam's police chief has been forced to step down and officers are now trying to restore trust.
shouting translation: we will focus our efforts on preventing sex crimes where women are drugged. we will put every effort into stopping incidents like this from happening ever again. do you—jin has been documenting the fight for equality in south korea and believes this scandal is a turning point. we believe we do have power to change culture for women, rape culture and all these other gender inequality in korean society. we do have power to change them. having dragged these crimes out of the darkness, women in south korea say they're determined to fight for change and hold this society's most powerful to account. laura bicker, bbc news, seoul. president trump has again warned that any iranian attack on us targets will be met with what he called an ‘overwhelming' response. mr trump's comments came in a series of tweets — in which he said that any attack will be met with great
and overwhelming force — and that in some areas, overwhelming will mean obliteration. iran's government spokesman has since responded on twitter — saying that that us. sanctions against the country's supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei were a direct attack against the nation — and that it would increase the unity of iranian people. it's been announced in the last hour that birmingham and the west midlands will benefit from a multi million pound investment to stage the 2022 commonwealth games. nearly £780 million will be invested in the region to deliver the games, with the budget split 75 to 25% between central and local government. this makes it the most expensive sports event to be staged in the uk since the london 2012 olympics. the games will take place between the 27th july and the 7th august 2022 and have an expected global audience of 1.5 billion. with me now is ian reid,
chief executive of birmingham 2022. thank you for coming into talk to us. thank you for coming into talk to us. was this a surprise to you or did you know it was going to be this? we have been working for a number of months at the treasury and our colleagues with the city council and partners. as you can imagine, it isa and partners. as you can imagine, it is a significant investment, so we wa nted is a significant investment, so we wanted to put that timing to make sure we were comfortable with the level of budget, it was suitable to deliver a world—class event, but also recognising it is public money and we need to be prudent. a lot of work has gone into it and we're delighted that central government has that confidence. a great deal of planning and setting up is going to go around now. what are you able to say to people about the lasting legacy impact of the amount of money you have been given? because the games, of course, will be a great book apart, what about after that? there is some infrastructure at legacy. a fee new villages leaving a
lasting legacy, as well as lasting investment. the stadium for the games will have longer time benefit. all economic benefits from that showcase and worldwide audience, all the visitors, not just showcase and worldwide audience, all the visitors, notjust to the games, but to the wider cultural programme. we were fortunate enough that some of the statistics have now started to come back around to the economic benefits from the last games and approximately 2.5 billion australian dollars of economic benefit to their investment in the games flowed back from that. we are hoping at least to get that level from birmingham and the west midlands. therefore, aids significant multiple of the investment that the government has announced today. is generation for example part of your plan?m announced today. is generation for example part of your plan? it is indeed. the north area of the city is currently a demolished site, we
will be building houses in phase one. there will be multiple phases after that which could take the housing numbers over four or 5000 after that which could take the housing numbers overfour or 5000 in that area. as well as investment in road network, another railway station and schools. to make sure we leave a lasting legacy and the community really benefits. the 2012 olympics were eventually a huge best for london when it happened. what do you hope for the commonwealth games for the west midlands 2022? as he said this is the biggest events that will take place for a generation and it is coming to birmingham and the west midlands by think there is huge amount of investment in that area of the country, you can really see that area of the city coming to light. the enthusiasm from people to make sure that they make the most of the immense and really leave that legacy. make sure the visitors come back later, but also the economic and business benefits as well huge amount of contracts look much in the games. a real opportunity to showcase the outrage programme and
cultural programme, everything as the region has to offer. that will not just be for the 11 the region has to offer. that will notjust be for the 11 days, that'll extend much longer and totally into the future in terms of people plus my perception of birmingham and the west midlands. many thanks. in mexico she's a heroine. but frida — a search and rescue wonder dog — is hanging up her goggles and retiring from duties with the mexican navy after nine years of service. the labrador became famous for finding earthquake survivors in 2017, and is credited with having found twelve people alive and locating more than forty bodies. will grant has the story. there were few greater symbols of hope during the mexico earthquake of 2017 than frida. the labrador retriever, clad in her protective eye mask and safety gear, went from building to building with her handler in the aftermath of the terrible disaster, looking for survivors and often finding them, too. in 53 rescue missions, she's helped locate 12 people alive under the rubble,
to be exact. and notjust in mexico. she travelled to haiti in 2010, guatemala in 2012, and ecuador in 2016. cheering however, now the time has come for her to hang up the goggles and the flak jacket and gnaw on a bone or two in peace instead. at a ceremony in mexico city, frida's uniform was removed and replaced with a chew toy. for many, frida seemed to represent an indefatigable spirit in the country that kept people going when the news kept getting worse. frida is yet to confirm the plans for her retirement, but it's believed she may move to the countryside. let's return to the talkradio interview with boris johnson. in an extended interview, it provided perhaps one of the more peculiar moments of this leadership campaign. mrjohnson was asked by ross kempsell what he enjoys doing in his spare time. let's have a listen to his answer..
i like to paint or i make things. ilike to... what do you make? imake... i havea thing were i make models, you realise we are in the borough of london, i make buses. you make models of buses? i make models of buses. like the ones that go down the high street? no, so what i do, what i make is, i get old, i do not know, wooden crates. yeah. right? and i paint them. i suppose it is a wide box that has been used to contain two wide models, right? right. and it will have a dividing thing. yeah. and i turn it into a bus. so, i put passengers... you're making buses? ok, that is what you do
to enjoy yourself. i paint, no, i paint the passengers enjoying themselves. ok, great. on the wonderful bus. hard to know how to follow that, really. other than to say mr johnson's rivaljeremy hunt will be in the six o'clock news and a recorded and extended interview with our political editor. maybe he will talk about how he spends his spare time, as well for in the meantime, here is temperatures are going to be on the killer, better side in the next few days. in the sunshine it will feel quite comfortable as we tap into the heat of the near continent. let us look at the pressure chart. high—pressure toppling in from the north, bringing the colour slightly drierair. north, bringing the colour slightly drier air. initially pushing into parts of scotland overnight. here
claire skies and then a paternalism bit fresher than it has done of late. those of around 9 degrees there. by the south, holding onto there. by the south, holding onto the cloud. if he stops ofjessel in places and again a bit muggy. as a tabby site wednesday, a rather grey nurture much of englert and wales. low cloud and monitors spots of drizzle. most places will be drivers the best of sunshine bobby northern ireland and to northern england. 22 degrees on the northern belt. for england and wales a bit of sunshine in the south, but will remain quite cool across eastern and coastal areas. pressure chart for thursday shows that area high pressure still with us. bit of a squeeze on the ice apart across the south. the winds will be coming in from the east, quite a strong wind coming in from the coast. wendy in the south, breezy across the north and the east. notice the map, not much clout around, so we should see a good deal of sunshine. best of the
temperatures in wales and south—west england, 2a degrees. you are probably well aware of the european heatwave taking place this week. the peak of it on thursday and friday, bobby could be looking at some blistering, stifling temperatures across france. perhaps record—breaking virgin. we'll be tapping into this heat on friday and saturday high pressure most of the east and roses air up from the south—west. all areas will be turning hot, very noticeable across the south where we could be looking at the hottest day of the year so far. on friday lots of sunshine around. warmer southerly wind takes place mainly across the west. still a little bit fresher across the north sea coast thanks to the onshore breeze. we lose that as we head into saturday, high humidity, potentially 31 degrees or so across the south. as we head into sunday, westerly went setting and it will start to turn elizabeth cole and fresher. temperatures returning closer to the seasonal norm as we 00:59:01,281 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 head into next week.