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today at 5: we're at westminster, with the uk experiencing its hottest day for a july ever, with temperatures reaching 38.1 celsius in cambridge. while some enjoy the soaring warmth, the nhs is warning of the risk of heatstroke, and councils are stepping up home visits to the elderly. train passengers are told to stay at home as the extreme temperatures cause chaos on the rail network, with problems on overhead lines. we're not the only ones. extreme heat has gripped much of western europe, with paris setting a new record of 42.4 celsius. in other news, on his first full day as prime minister, borisjohnson predicts a golden age for britain after brexit and welcomes in his new cabinet. well, good morning, everybody, and it is wonderful to see
this new team assembled here and reflecting, i think, the depth and breadth of talent in our extraordinary party. he then set off for the commons, where mrjohnson told mps, while he wants to leave the eu with a deal, there must be preparations for a no—deal brexit. today is the first day of a new approach which will end with our exit from the eu on the 31st of october. and in cricket, nightwatchmanjack leach hits a spectacular 92 as england open up a slender lead against ireland in the four—day test at lords.
the uk has seen the second hottest day on record, with temperatures reaching 38.1 celsius in cambridgeshire. it's also the hottest day of the year so far. while families are enjoying the school holidays, the heatwave is a chance to bask in the tropical temperatures, for others, the extreme weather could mean disruption or a danger to health. public health england has issued a heat—health warning. let's speak to our weather presenter, chris fawkes, about what's causing this record—breaking heatwave. it is hot, terribly hot. but we haven't quite hit that magic figure, haven't quite hit that magic figure, have we, to reach the all—time record? not yet. we had a lump of cloud that came across from france.
as far as temperatures go, it is the hottest july as far as temperatures go, it is the hottestjuly day on record. the previous record was 36.7 at heathrow backin previous record was 36.7 at heathrow back in 2015, and we have annihilated that. the top temperature so far today has been reported 838.1 celsius. kew gardens have come in at 37.7. as it stands right now, we are four tenths away from equalling the record that was set back in august 2003, that still stands in kent. however i remember forecasting that day, and it took a few days for this data to come in from five version, so it could well be that we get more data, notjust over the next few hours, but it might even take a day or so before we know the true highest maximum temperature we have seen today, but it has come down to a matter of tenths of a degree, it has been a
very close—run thing. the hot weather's led to a reduced or altered service on much of the uk's train network today, with some rail firms advising passengers not to travel. severe speed restrictions have been imposed because of measures to prevent rails buckling in the heat. 0ur transport correspondent, tom burridge, has more. travelling today is a sticky and thirsty affair. i have got a little hand fan and lots of water. you get off the train and onto the platform, it's like going into a hot house. if the air on the platform feels hot, the steel on the tracks will be potentially 20 degrees hotter. just as a coin left in the sunshine heats up, the track does the same and as the steel gets hotter it expands and can buckle when a train goes over. this is what a buckled rail line looks like. this train derailed in california
because of a buckled line. so now speed restrictions are in place across much of our railways. a blanket 60 mph limit for all services travelling in the southern half of england. trains in between london and the north of england, scotland and wales will also be affected. 0ur railway is geared up to run under the norms of uk temperatures, and therefore when we go outside of that which is happening today we have to put in special measures to accommodate the difference in circumstances. with only seven in ten services running, the commute this evening is likely to be a slow and crowded affairfor many. what we are saying to people is only travel if you need to. if you need to make that journey, consider another mode of transport other than the train but, if you are travelling on the train, bring water with you, check with the operator you will be travelling on that there isn't an disruption and listen
to the announcement. tracks reinforced with concrete slabs are not the norm in britain because it is four times as expensive. the majority of the network is not built to withstand the record temperatures expected today and so there is a risk that lines could buckle in the heat. tom burridge, bbc news. 0ur correspondent, andy moore, is at london euston station. my my word, it is rush—hour, how awful could it be where you are? a lot of problems here at euston another major london rail terminals. we were hearing about the problems on the rails beneath the trains. most of the problems have been with the wires above the trains. we are getting lots of reports with problems of overhead wires from a few different parts of the country from peterborough, the midlands, and two incidents just outside
from peterborough, the midlands, and two incidentsjust outside london. first just outside two incidentsjust outside london. firstjust outside st pancras there was a problem with the overhead wires there on the line to luton. you might be able to see some flames in the shots, the fire brigade were in attendance without incident. we are being told that there is a wise drupal sag in the heat, and the mechanism that picks up the power from the train, otherwise get caught up from the train, otherwise get caught up in that, and the wires are brought down and cause a power failure. another incident to tell you about is just outside used in a couple of miles north, maybe even less tha n couple of miles north, maybe even less than that, where a virgin train, again because of overhead wire problems, came to a complete standstill. without the power, there is no air conditioning, you can imagine what it is like to be trapped for some time on a train like that, people have been contacting the bbc, saying it was like a sauna on board. we believe some of those passengers may have
been taken off onto another train, but the line itself is still blocked, so certainly problems out of euston. those of the problems with the wires, and then there are problems with the rails. 23 network rail franchises in the problems with the rails. 23 network railfranchises in the uk, 19 or 20 companies are expecting some sort of problem, and six of them were advising their passengers not to travel at all. the problem is, people have got to get home. and as we've been hearing, it's notjust the uk that is sweltering in the heatwave. temperatures in paris have hit a record 42 celsius today. parisiens have been keeping cool by paddling in temporary pools like this one at the eiffel tower. temperature records have also been broken in belgium, germany and the netherlands for the second day in a row as hot air pushes up from north africa.
i'm with our health and science correspondent, james gallagher. the wider public health aspects of this, james, what are they? heat waves ca n this, james, what are they? heat waves can be deadly for some people. there are about 2000 heat —related deaths every year in england. the reason for that is your body has to fight to keep cool because your body has to grow temperature 37.5 degrees and it can to win back down to write down our bodies are increasing the blood flow to our skin so that straining the heart, we are also sweating to cope with the heat, losing fluid and salt and changing the balance inside the body. both of those things are increasing the strain on your body, the stresses has to go through, and those can culminate in things like heat exhaustion and heat stroke which can be fatal. many people will talk about global warming and the effect of man—made climate change. is that a factor here? this is the
challenge. it is today's weather event down to climate change? what we can say is that because the weather is so variable, these events will become more likely in the future, they will become more extreme, more common, they will last longer. it is difficult to pinpoint today's weather is so variable, these events will become more likely in the future, they will become more extreme, more common, they will last longer. it is difficult to pinpoint today's lead on climate change because weather is naturally so variable. we are comparing today's figures with 2003 so you have to zoom out, look at the big picture, how are things changing at the time? that is when we start to see that climate change is playing a role in extreme weather, including heatwaves becoming more frequent. so last year, 2018, joint hottest summer on record, the met office estimated that was 30 times more likely to happen because of climate change thanit happen because of climate change than it would have done otherwise, so than it would have done otherwise, so you start to see these things in the big picture but not by looking outside your window. we have a new prime minister and a new government, and you are suggesting that we
should be expecting more days like this. do we need is a country to be gearing up our infrastructure to deal with this? we have heard from correspondence all over the place talking about the rails buckling. we get extreme temperatures like this in australia and north america all the time, so do we need to gear up for these eventualities? on the rails, yes, but also the homes we live in are not suitable for bigger more extreme hotter temperatures either. no air conditioning, but also our houses are designed to keep heatin also our houses are designed to keep heat in because we are not spectacularly hot country so when you go to the mediterranean the design of the architecture is different to allow heat to escape more easily. but don't forget, not that long ago we were talking about the beast from the east. we have to look at their ability both extremes. we cannot suddenly go, we are spain, we can plan like spain, it will be
much more subtle like that. we are britons when it comes to the weather, we never happy! let's talk more on this now with alyssa gilbert, head of policy and translation at the grantham institute for climate change. thank you forjoining us. i will ask the same question, climate change, is that what this is all about? absolutely. as your previous correspondence described, it is an individual event. 0ne correspondence described, it is an individual event. one of the weather event we cannot say is happening because of climate change but if you look at this pattern of the time we see the increasing probability of this happening. a few days of extra hot weather here in london now is exactly what climate scientists have been predicting, and we would expect. we had this last year and we're having at this year. you are expecting next? climate scientists cannot tell us what the weather will be like each part of each year, but what we can say is that an extreme event that would have been very
unusual 100 years ago will become more usual, more expected, and we can also see now that the average global temperature now is 1 degrees more than it was preindustrial times, so that means an extreme heat event is even times, so that means an extreme heat event is even more times, so that means an extreme heat event is even more extreme because we are already topping up on a 1 degrees increase. apart from trying to cut greenhouse gas emissions and so to cut greenhouse gas emissions and so on, and there is a concerted effort around the world to do this, particularly in the west, although china and india and so on have tried to sign up to various things to deal with this, what can we practically be doing in our own homes to combat this? there are two sides to the story, one is we should make efforts to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions so we do not continue to contribute to this ever increasing number of extreme events like this one, so the kind of things you can do in your homes is think about the construction of your house and how you keep cool, try and use more
sustainable or renewable ways of doing so, you can think about how you travel every day, maybe walk or cycle more. perhaps you can reduce your flights if you fly, you can think about your diet as well. some types of food contribute less to climate change so if you introduce a day or two in your week where you don't have meat and have a more plant —based diet that reduces your impact. if you are lucky enough to have green open space in your home plant a tree, those are easy contributions to reducing your greenhouse gases. but dealing with the hot temperatures themselves, getting air conditioning will contribute to the thing? that is right. the rooms we live on in the uk tend to be old so they are not great in the code overheat. so rushing out to put an air conditioning will not be great in the long term. we need to think how we build our infrastructure in a way in the longer term that can cope with these extreme heat shocks and
this change in temperature pattern. 0ne this change in temperature pattern. one way that it's really good is to build blue and green spaces, so more spaces outdoors with pockets of parks as well as pockets of blue space, giving us leisure space, but it also calls our city down and regulate the temperature even in cold times. these small features of oui’ cold times. these small features of our city can make a difference to oui’ our city can make a difference to our comfort levels. very interesting indeed. it is good to see you, thank you forjoining us. and we'll have more on this with a full weather forecast later in the programme. borisjohnson has addressed the commons for the first time as the uk's new prime minister. promising a new approach to domestic policies, he told the house he would prefer to leave the eu with a deal. "we will throw ourselves into negotiations," he said. but mrjohnson said a priority for the new government would be to prepare for a no—deal scenario. labour leaderjeremy corbyn told him no—one trusted him. earlier, in downing street,
mrjohnson addressed his new cabinet ministers for the first time, telling them they had "a momentous task ahead" as he repeated his commitment for the uk to leave the eu on 31st october. 0ur political correspondent, nick eardley, reports. good morning, everybody, and it is wonderful to see this new team assembled here today, in respect of the depth and breadth of talent in our extraordinary party. a sight to get used to, a new prime minister in number 10, a new plan for government, a team trying to make rhetoric a reality. we are now committed, all of us, to leaving the eu on october the 31st or earlier, no ifs, no buts. around the cabinet table, listening to the new boss, whether this excites you or fills you with dread, things are looking very different in downing street. borisjohnson isn't hanging around.
after chairing cabinet, he was off to parliament, welcomed to the chamber by his new leader of the commons, jacob rees—mogg. triumph after triumph achieved by this government and we've only had our new prime minister for 24 hours. it's amazing. prime ministerjohnson, here to tell the commons what he will do with power. 0rder, statement, the prime minister. more important than anything, brexit. the current deal, he says, is dead. the withdrawal agreement negotiated by my predecessor has been three times rejected by this house. its terms are unacceptable to this parliament and to this country. no country that values its independence and its self—respect could agree to a treaty which signed away our economic independence and self—governance as this backstop does. the insurance policy to avoid a hard
border in ireland has to go. he urged the eu to renegotiate and if not... we will have to leave the uk without an agreement under article 50. the uk is better prepared for the situation than many believe. but we are not as ready yet as we should be. in the 98 days that remain we must turbo—charge our preparations to make sure that there is as little disruption as possible to our national life. i believe that that is possible with the kind of national effort that the british people have made before. the message for those who say he can't deliver... these are the sceptics and doubters, they are. time and again by their powers to innovate and to adapt, the british people have showed the doubters wrong. this prime minister isn't short of enthusiasm. we will be able to look
back on this period, this extraordinary period, as the beginning of a new golden age for our united kingdom. that enthusiasm excites many in his party. today, the eu will have listened and realised the days of supplication are over and that we are intent on a policy to leave the european union. but he leaves others deeply worried, unconvinced he can deliver. the house will have both a sense of deja vu and of trepidation at a prime minister setting out rigid red lines and an artificial timetable. there is something eerily familiar about a prime minister marching off to europe with demands to scrap the backstop. labour are worried about his priorities. we have a hard right cabinet staking everything on tax cuts for the few
and a reckless race to the bottom brexit. the snp even think it could mean the end of the uk. i should welcome the prime minister to his place, the last prime minister of the united kingdom. there are many battles in here to come. borisjohnson now has his own team around the cabinet table, ministers fully signed up to his brexit strategy, but he faces many of the fundamental problems theresa may had. a european union that says it won't renegotiate, a wafer—thin majority in parliament and, after sacking key ministers, potentially a number of backbenchers who could make life difficult. but in downing street and in british politics, many things are changing. with me now is our chief political correspondent, vicki young. his first statement to the house as
prime minister, how did he do? the contrast with theresa may could not be greater just contrast with theresa may could not be greaterjust in the pure style, it was very raucous, and partly because conservative backbenchers behind him was so enthusiastic, they love his optimism, the fact he talks about delivering brexit, of course they are excited, they have been given a cabinet in their own image. the interesting thing is the tory mps who did not speak out today, there were not many on the remain side of the argument who asked questions. some of them were at the cricket. the questions will be, how will they react in the coming weeks and months? ispoke will they react in the coming weeks and months? i spoke to one cabinet minister was sacked yesterday who said they are willing to give boris johnson a chance because he is talking about the fact he wants a deal, he says that his preference, and that is true, he will be working for a deal. the problem will come if that cannot happen, and those cabinet ministers and others who are so cabinet ministers and others who are so against no deal will have to decide what they do about it. there is no doubt that although all the
rhetoric and talk is about ramping up rhetoric and talk is about ramping up nodal preparations, which is loved by the eurosceptics, i do not think we should underestimate the fa ct think we should underestimate the fact that this government still wa nts to fact that this government still wants to leave the deal. was there also a sense for borisjohnson that he felt comfortable in that position because he was supported on the front benches by a team that is 100% behind him? theresa may for a long period of her premiership did not have that. that will always help. to me that cabinet has got written all over it no deal, it is almost a message to the eu that the people around there are serious about this, and that's where the emphasis is. but it is about your personal loyalty to boris johnson, but it is about your personal loyalty to borisjohnson, so the fa ct loyalty to borisjohnson, so the fact that there are some people there who did not back at the time but have shown their loyalty to him, and he needs it because he has seen how dreadful it has been for theresa may for the last three years, no discipline whatsoever, completely broken down, they have a short time
to make this happen, and the only reason boris johnson to make this happen, and the only reason borisjohnson is there is because brexit has not been delivered. how long can he go on though fielding questions from the opposition and attack and criticise him, go on responding to those questions and criticisms, and then having the whole house back in with that rhetorical flow? the rhetoric sounds good but of course there are people not just on sounds good but of course there are people notjust on the labour side saying, where is the detail on all of this? he is helped by the fact that parliament is just about to pack up and go away until the beginning of september. he will have to field questions from journalists and the rest of it during august, but actually he has a period of time now to think about how he will approach it. but of course that they will come when he has to give detail and answer the questions. i think it is interesting that michael gove, who was not the same pages boris johnson on brexit, backed's deal all
the way. he is very fearful about the way. he is very fearful about the repercussions for farmers and others. —— backed theresa may's deal. but don't think that means they are not still driving for a deal. is there a sense that there we re deal. is there a sense that there were party has been reinvigorated by all of this? after the european elections, and the liberal democrats and the brexit party doing so well, there is a sense of purpose now, that the party has moving forward, even at this most critical time in oui’ even at this most critical time in our country's history for so many yea rs ? our country's history for so many years? they are happy that there is a sense of direction, and this balancing act which may have had to happen under theresa may is not there anymore. they think boris johnson has been courageous in showing direction, but it does not change the fact that the house of commons will have to work with opposition parties over all of this, and he has to look at the threat from the liberal democrats. they have a new leader, there are lots of
tories fearful about seats which we re tories fearful about seats which were remain seats. some conservatives voted to remain in the eu, where will they go and what would they think if they are moderate conservatives looking at the make—up of this cabinet? some of them do not reflect borisjohnson's view, they are not socially liberal conservatives, that could drive away some conservative voters to the liberal democrats. he is of course helped by the fact that labour are split on this issue as well. many thanks. so how are mrjohnson's words being received in brussels? damian grammaticas is there. 0ne suspects that the rhetoric coming from this side of the channel is not necessarily what the folk in brussels want to hear. no, clive, and in the last couple of minutes or so, i have been handed the readout of the crew that has just happened
betweenjean—claude of the crew that has just happened between jean—claude juncker and borisjohnson, between jean—claude juncker and boris johnson, and between jean—claude juncker and borisjohnson, and it is pretty stark reading. in it we see that mr yoko said he listened to what prime ministerjohnson had to say, he reiterated the eu's position that the current withdrawal agreement is the current withdrawal agreement is the best and only agreement possible, that they could talk and change things in the declaration about future relationships, but the eu would listen to any ideas put forward by the uk, provided they are compatible with the withdrawal agreement as it stands, and that is the crucial thing, that's what michel barnier himself in a private note also today, also after hearing borisjohnson note also today, also after hearing boris johnson speak to note also today, also after hearing borisjohnson speak to parliament, has said, which is that it is unacceptable has said, which is that it is u na cce pta ble to has said, which is that it is unacceptable to the eu to have a withdrawal agreement that does not address the irish border, and it is also interestingly what the irish prime minister has been saying, he
is saying that the idea that the alternative is no deal. the uk by the eu was not right, and that should be the uk's choice. the only people that can force a no deal is the uk government. i look forward to meeting prime ministerjohnson in course. i can say the position of the eu and ireland has not changed, the eu and ireland has not changed, the backstop is an intricate part of the backstop is an intricate part of the withdrawal agreement and without it there is no withdrawal agreement. is there any wiggle room, any sense that there may be common ground, that there may be common ground, that both sides can hit? the eu i think today, having heard what mr johnson told parliament, believes he has boxed himself in, even tighter than theresa may was, by saying that backstop has to go, the only route toa backstop has to go, the only route to a deal is one that does not
include dealing with the irish border issue now but pushes it to the future. the eu's position is clear, no, those problems are created by the uk's decision to go through with brexit and a particular type of brexit outside the customs union and single market which means the problem in that border exist from day one of the uk's exit potentially with no deal, and therefore it cannot be kicked into therefore it cannot be kicked into the future, it has to be addressed now, which is why the eu was saying, they are ready to listen to any ideas that uk puts forward that are compatible with that withdrawal agreement. if that means a way, does the uk have a way of keeping dapple to open? mrjohnson told parliament he wanted to do that. so the eu's question will be, what are your ideas? tell them to us now and we will listen. and interestingly to one other note in this that we have
had, jean—claude juncker gave his mobile phone number, they exchanged numbers and agreed to remain in touch. i think what we have there is the eu saying, we are at the end of the eu saying, we are at the end of the phone, call us if you have those ideas, but they need to be in line with those fundamental objectives, keeping dapple to open. who will dial first? 0ur reality check correspondent, chris morris, is here. borisjohnson has said that the £39 million which the office for budget responsibility suggested is owed to the european union on leaving the block. but that money could be withheld in the event of a no deal. is it 39 million? bullion! you could sheu is it 39 million? bullion! you could shell out yourself personally! is it
possible for us to withhold that payment, and is 39 billion the real figure? in terms of the number, in actualfact, figure? in terms of the number, in actual fact, the office for budget responsibility put a new estimate last week of just responsibility put a new estimate last week ofjust under 33 billion, and the reason for that is the 39 billion was based on the idea of leaving the original date of the 29th of march and helping to cover a transition period until the end of next year. 0bviously, transition period until the end of next year. obviously, there are now six months or so, but we are still in the eu paying budget contributions in the normal way. it is the same money but we are paying some of it now rather than adding it toa some of it now rather than adding it to a divorce bill after. if he says he will not pay it, the position from the eu has not changed. if you wa nt to from the eu has not changed. if you want to leave with no deal and not pay the financial settlement the previous government has agreed, we will not stop talking about free trade deal. as with many of these things now, that would seem to be a case of who will blink first. the
eu's point is some of this money is for projects that have already begun. it is for past work, passed budget commitments, it is also things like pension contributions, so things like pension contributions, so people have been working within the eu institutions for a long time while the uk has been a member, and those pensions which could be paid up those pensions which could be paid up until how long people of these days, so small amounts of money every year but if you look at the treasury calculations, the uk if it agreed to pay that money would pay small amounts for decades to come. time for a look at the weather. here's chris fawkes. it has been an extraordinary hot day. as far as the highest temperatures go, we think 38.1 celsius is the highest that things have gone, making it the hottest
july day ever. and four tenths of a degree away from the all—time record. there could be more data coming in over the next few hours but it is now the focus of thunderstorms that we have to keep an eye on. breaking out already, they will move into scotland overnight with torrential downpours. we could see flash flooding and lightning, and look at this, an uncomfortable night for sleeping, 26 celsius in norwich these are the temperatures of 11pm. by the time we get to tomorrow, cooler fresh able working across much of the country, more cloud around but spells of sunshine, heavy thundery showers breaking up through the day, particularly across eastern parts of england, but it does in eastern england, but it does in eastern england and northern scotland that temperatures will still be high, into the high 20s on friday afternoon, temperatures easing significantly compared to the hot weather we have had over the last few days.
westminster. let's look at the top stories. the uk experiences its hottest day for a july, ever — the nhs warns of the risk of heatstroke, and councils are stepping up home visits to the elderly. train passengers are told to stay at home, as the extreme temperatures cause chaos on the rail network, with problems on overhead lines. in other news, on his first full day as prime minister, borisjohnson predicts a golden age for britain after brexit, and welcomes in his new cabinet. welcome. morning, everybody, and it's wonderful to see this new team assembled here, reflecting, i think, the depth and breadth of talent in our extraordinary party. turning to a cracking test match of lords. here's lizzie greenwood—hughes.
you are right. it is deftly interesting down at lords. england's front line batsmen have failed to carry on the good work started by nightwatchmanjack leach in their second innings on the second day of the one—off test match against ireland at lords. after the early dismissal of rory burns, leach, in partnership with jason roy, took england into the lead. the pair added 145. roy then went for 72 and leach was finally out for 92, his highest first class score. after that, england's batsmen once again struggled withjoe denly, jonny bairstow and moeen ali all out cheaply. here is the latest scorecard. england are steering defeat in their first ever test match with the irish. a lead ofjust 138. first ever test match with the irish. a lead ofjust138. remember, this is only ireland's third ever test match. britain's geraint thomas has dropped to third overall at the tour de france and remains 95 seconds behind race leaderjulian alaphilippe. colombia's nairo quintana won the mountainous stage 18, his third
career stage win at the tour. defending champion thomas rode away from alaphilippe on the final climb, but the frenchman caught up on the descent. thomas' team ineos team—mate egan bernal is second overall. racing at southwell was abandoned with two races remaining earlier this afternoon because of the current heatwave. the meeting had controversially gone ahead despite temperatures topping 30 degrees centigrade. the seven—racejump meeting had started at 11.25am this morning, two and a half hours before it was scheduled, in a bid to cope with the heat, but the british horseracing authority decided to call an early halt. those call an early halt. final two races were over longer those final two races were over longer distances. arsenal have signed real madrid midfielder dani ceballos on a season—long loan deal. the 22—year—old has made 56 appearances for the spanish giants since joining in 2017 from real betis. arsenal are also set to sign saint etienne teenage centre back william saliba for a fee in the region of £27 million.
manchester united have beaten tottenham 2—1 in a preseason friendly in china. anthony martial‘s effort from a tight angle gave 0le gunnar solskjaer‘s side the lead midway through the first half in shanghai. spurs levelled after the break, though — lucas moura with the equaliser. but united regained their lead just ten minutes before the end — teenager angel gomes‘ impressive goal securing the victory. after shane lowry‘s 0pen championship victory at the weekend, there's more good news for irish golf because adare manor has been named as the venue to host the 2026 ryder cup. the course in limerick has beaten the belfry to the honour of hosting the biennial tournament between europe and the usa. the last time it was staged in ireland was back in 2006. and another golf story for you. england's melissa reid is in contention as women's golf‘s fourth major of the year gets
under way in france. the evian championship is being played on the edge of the french alps. reid is tied for fifth on five under par, two shots behind the leader, america's paula creamer. she finished her round strong with this brilliant eagle. the korean pair of in bee park and world number twojin young ko sitjust a shot ahead. that is all the sport for now. much more for you on all those stories on her website. i will be back with sportsday at 6:30pm. join me then. thanks for that. lizzie greenwood hughes. in a day of high temperatures and high drama, borisjohnson has addressed mps for the first time as prime minister. in a rowdy house of commons, he said he was determined to restore trust in democracy, by taking the uk out of the eu by october the 31st. i would prefer us to leave the eu with a deal. i would much prefer it.
i believe that it is possible even at this late stage, and i will work flat out to make it happen, but certain things need to be clear. the withdrawal agreement negotiated by my predecessor has been three—times rejected by this house. its tomes are unacceptable to this parliament and this country. no country that values its independence, and indeed its self—respect, could agree to a treaty which signed away our economic independence and self—government as this backstop does. a time limit is not enough. if an agreement is to be reached, it must be clearly understood that the way to the deal goes by way of the abolition of the backstop. for our part, we are ready to negotiate in good faith an alternative, with provisions to ensure that the irish border issues are dealt with,
where they should always have been — in the negotiations on the future agreement between the uk and the eu. i do not accept the argument that says these issues can only be solved by all, or part, of the uk remaining in the customs union or in the single market. the evidence is that other arrangements are perfectly possible, and are also perfectly compatible, perfectly compatible with the belfast — or good friday — agreement, to which we are, of course, steadfastly committed. i, my team and my right honourable friend, the secretary of state for exiting the european union, are ready to meet and talk on this basis to the commission, or other eu colleagues, whenever, wherever they are ready to do so. and for our part, we will throw ourselves into these negotiations
with the greatest energy and determination, and in spirit of friendship, and i hope that the eu will be equally ready and that they will rethink their current refusal to make any changes to the withdrawal agreement. if they do not... if they do not, we will, of course, have to leave — the uk — without an agreement under article 50. the uk is better prepared for that situation than many believe. after the prime minister's statement, labour leader jeremy corbyn had this assessment of his new opponent across the despatch box. the challenge to end austerity, tackle inequality, resolve brexit and tackle the climate emergency are what will define the new prime minister. instead, we have a hard—right cabinet staking everything
on tax cuts for the few and a reckless, race—to—the—bottom brexit. he says he has pluck, nerve and ambition. our country does not need arm—waving bluster, but competence, seriousness. and after a decade... jeering and after a decade of divisive policies for the few, to focus, for once, on the interests of the many. let's get other bit more perspective from some the smartest minds in the business. chris wilkins, former head of strategy and speech writer for theresa may, steven swinford, deputy political editor of the daily telegraph, and katy balls, deputy political editor of the spectator. great to see you all. thanks for joining us. got to start with that statement today in the commons. borisjohnson, he seemed to be lifted up on a wave of goodwill by
his side and that is some of them must bode well for him. absolutely. i think so. despite the air around here, does like a new in westminster. i think yesterday commit when they announced the results of the election, boris johnson talked about energy. vanessa we have seen johnson talked about energy. vanessa we have seen over johnson talked about energy. vanessa we have seen over the last couple of days, the whole reshuffle and today, i think the first 48 hours is concretely well. the labour benches looks, really quite despondent. concretely well. the labour benches looks, really quite despondentlj was going to say, we had questions from the yvette cooper and hilary bed which were pointed, transient questions which a lot of people want a nswe i’s questions which a lot of people want a nswers to questions which a lot of people want answers to which is what would happen with no—deal brexit and so forth. boris johnson's
happen with no—deal brexit and so forth. borisjohnson's response was, your doomsayers, so forth. how long can boris johnson keep your doomsayers, so forth. how long can borisjohnson keep saying that? when we get the deal? we... leave on time, at the deadline, the end of october, that is going to end quite quickly. i think this could turn quite fast because we've already seen quite fast because we've already seen michel barnier today, on the u side, say that he does not accept or feel warm towards boris johnson's suggestion of getting rid of the backstop. that could start to put pressure on borisjohnson. if you look at his cabinet appointments, heavily leave. long gone are the days of theresa may trying to keep this leave — remain balance in the cabinet. i did the cabinet is sociably stay on the line boris
johnson wants —— i think the cabinet should stay. steve, famous columnist for your own paper, boris johnson. the times can actually! is what you have seen what you expect? very much we expected. we expected him to put a praetorian guard of hard brexiteers around him. he is about to do another ministerial shuffle of the junior ranks, and you're going to be blake steve baker, who is described himself as a brexit hard man, and otherteams described himself as a brexit hard man, and other teams joining described himself as a brexit hard man, and other teamsjoining the ministerial ranks. he is bringing into government some of the most committed hard brexiteers out there. the hard core of theresa may's cabinet, they were not over her
deal. chris, you were a former speech writer for theresa may. deal. chris, you were a former speech writerfor theresa may. was that clearly mistake, did not get any cabinet on board? she did not ta ke any cabinet on board? she did not take the view... compromise... it is funny that people say theresa may did not cover my eyes and bring people on board, but actually what you're saying as she did, she was a lwa ys you're saying as she did, she was always 20 balance —— trying to balance the faction of the conservative party. borisjohnson ta kes a conservative party. borisjohnson takes a different view. he says, that cover mice doesn't work. he says, it it is all about brexit. he just ta kes a it is all about brexit. he just takes a fundament of the different view, given that theresa may's deal did not work in her years in office, he has the ability to do so. trying
to co m press he has the ability to do so. trying to compress and wait for answers in a might be of seemed to done —— trying to compromise. how likely is it given the way some people see the make above his cabinets? some groups in society are never going to like borisjohnson as prime minister. ultimately what boris johnson borisjohnson as prime minister. ultimately what borisjohnson is trying to do is get that leave vote back, and you can see with his appointments — not just back, and you can see with his appointments — notjust in the cabinet but in number ten. vote leave coming back together. they are not worrying about what each mp in parliament once, getting the country back, and hope the bounce in the polls, looking like they are popular and reaching out to at the people wa nt and reaching out to at the people want will then get people inside the house of parliament to start going forward. i think it is an ambitious
strategy, but they are going about it in strategy, but they are going about itina strategy, but they are going about it in a different way than theresa may ended. steve, the appointment of dominic cummings to number ten as an adviser, that this is a strategy for it isa adviser, that this is a strategy for it is a what is soon to be called general election. i tend to agree with you. it is coming down the pipe. this is a government on the war footing. the appointment, there is no compromise here. he was ruthless yesterday in the supporters ofjeremy ruthless yesterday in the supporters of jeremy hunt. it ruthless yesterday in the supporters ofjeremy hunt. it feels in westminster, they are gearing up for an election. whether he chooses it at another question. amber rudd saying sajid javid was a remainder, so on. saying sajid javid was a remainder, so on. it is not as lucky as
suggested. there is balance across the cabinet. he wanted to be a cabinet reflecting britain, in parliament and the treasury and things, but fundamentally, in key posts, right around things, but fundamentally, in key posts, rightaround him, his things, but fundamentally, in key posts, right around him, his key lieutenants are all brexiteers, high up lieutenants are all brexiteers, high up in the vote leave campaign. i think it is all being geared up to basically say, the eu won't negotiate with us, parliament won't accept a no—deal brexit, therefore we have to go back to the people. we know boris johnson we have to go back to the people. we know borisjohnson has spoken to jean—claude juncker today, making clear that while he had to listen to what boris johnson had clear that while he had to listen to what borisjohnson had to take him of the deal was not could be reopened. leo varadkar made that
clear as well. where is the give going to beat, or are we simply adding for a no—deal brexit? going to beat, or are we simply adding for a no-deal brexit? boris johnson said today they were ready to negotiate whenever they were ready, but they are knocking much on their side. brussels does not ask he wants you reopened the negotiations isa wants you reopened the negotiations is a hurdle. we know he's going to mmp is a hurdle. we know he's going to ramp up the preparations, and i think there is a view in the boris johnson camp that later on, if it really looks a person is serious about leaving at the end of october, we might start to move. if that does not work and you start to look about how you go about your no—deal strategy, you will clearly see inside parliament many mps working together to see how they can prevent a no—deal brexit. i think that is where we start to get to the selection, whether it is because borisjohnson is personally stopped delivering his promises or perhaps
there is a no—confidence vote. delivering his promises or perhaps there is a no-confidence vote. we know people in london, some people in london and the southeast, they like borisjohnson, in london and the southeast, they like boris johnson, but in london and the southeast, they like borisjohnson, but we know that into many other parts of the country come up in scotland and so on and so forth, he is not like at all. is it issue and he would win in an election? no means issue at all. -- no means a shoo—in at all. there is a leave leaning seat, he will go there, and then he's off to scotland. he is aware that he needs to reach out beyond london. the things that he sees as reaching out beyond london is brexit. his neck -- his —— his message under on brexit can win him labour seats.
his message on health and so on, are these the kind of issues and topics which will help on that appeal? absolutely. the speech made in downing street yesterday was straight out of focus groups his group have been conducting around the country, education spending, social care. those are all issues that they talk about in social groups two focus groups. they have been doing their homework. it strikes me that actually come a large element of this are similar to theresa may's original strategy. the original election strategy was trying when labour seats on a brexit message. what they are thinking is, rerun the 2017 election strategy with a better candidate, down the tracks a couple of years. what do you think of nigel
farage's brexit pretty... boris johnson has said... what is tricky about this brexit party, conservative party electoral practise, i don't think conservative numbers want to stand out in any seats and you don't see necessarily how that would work out. i don't think borisjohnson once how that would work out. i don't think boris johnson once the how that would work out. i don't think borisjohnson once the brexit party taking over the conservative party. the brexit party were trying to move in when theresa may delayed brexit, so i do think it imposes a risk if members do stand on. as we saw in the peterborough election, brexit members take a share of the vote and they reckon get to the middle. —— labour can get in the middle. —— labour can get in the middle. there is perceived disarray
in the labour party. if there is a time to strike within election, perhaps this is it. there were massive cheers the calmest today when borisjohnson massive cheers the calmest today when boris johnson went on, massive cheers the calmest today when borisjohnson went on, stalking —— talking about invasion of the body snatchers. labour is the party of may. i was looking and talking about, if this is not a party on election footing, what is? the former brexiteer taken over by his own party. really interesting, talking about nigel, nigel is going to cause as much problem for boris as possible. he was in the us, had talked to donald trump, and trump had told him he thought he could form an alliance with boris, and unstoppable alliance, to try and get britain out of
the eu word —— the eu mueck. thank you guys. there is a xylophone player enjoying the weather. this... cambridge sponsoring. this is what the met office has been tweeting, the met office has been tweeting, the second hottest day recorded in the second hottest day recorded in the uk. the intense heat was enough to send people to beaches across the uk but the sunshine brought with it major problems on the road network, concerns the rail tracks could buckle. the extreme conditions also caused issues with wires. overhead wire
issues with wires. overhead wire issues also cause disruption. in the birmingham area. a lot of problems caused by all the extreme weather we have had over the last 24 hours or so, and with a conference of look at the forecast for the next couple of days, here is chris with the details. you're dead right. day with temperatures records tumbling. hot air tumbling. across our records tumbling. hot air tumbling. aci’oss oui’ shores. records tumbling. hot air tumbling. across our shores. those temperature records have been set again today for germany and the netherlands, pushing well london to the 40s. these are the highest temperatures ever recorded in germany, netherlands and belgium. 38.1 celsius with the highest temperature records recorded today, in
cambridge. as it stands, the hottest temperature in july ever. cambridge. as it stands, the hottest temperature injuly ever. four tenths away from the hottest temperature record ever. pretty sure, as sure as i temperature record ever. pretty sure, as sure as i can temperature record ever. pretty sure, as sure as i can be, it would have been much hotter as well with those national records. as it was, oui’ those national records. as it was, our main focus now is from the heat to the thunderstorms which are already breaking out across wales and england, and through the night they will push northwards. lots of lightning around as well. an incredibly uncomfortable night sleepyhead. temperatures, 11pm at night, it is going to be very uncomfortable. night, it is going to be very u nco mforta ble. eventually night, it is going to be very uncomfortable. eventually tomorrow, fresher air will be working in from the west. a bit more cloud run on friday compared with what we are use to but still some spells of sunshine. a day when thundershowers will break out, particular crust eastern areas. other temperatures will be using for many of us,
another hot day for eastern england in northern scotland, with temperatures into the very high 20s here. for the weekend, we get this weather front moving in, here. for the weekend, we get this weatherfront moving in, and here. for the weekend, we get this weather front moving in, and that's going to become very slow moving. this itself is going to cause some problems across parts of scotland, northern england, searching down to the east midlands and lincolnshire because the rains go to be very heavy and long lived. you see how slowly that front is moving. probably on saturday best of the weather will be across wales and southwest england, and over the england, evening and night—time temperatures coming down nicely. sunday, the front is still there. further bands of heavy rain around. the risk of flooding is there on sunday but the best of the weather towards wales and the southwest england, but those to purchase will continue to come down. many of us, some really funny way for the weekend. turns at least a little bit more comfortable. that's your latest weather.
baking britian — the hottestjuly day on record, as temperatures hit new highs across parts of the uk. the thermometer hit 37.9 degrees celsius here in kew gardens this afternoon, but cambridge was the hottest, at 38.1, making it the second hottest day ever in britain. across the uk, thousands of people headed to the beach to cool down and make the most of the sunshine. but the heat has caused major problems on the railways. passengers are rescued from stranded trains, as overhead power lines are affected. and records are falling across europe too. paris has had its hottest day ever — more than 42 degrees. with scientists making a clear link between extreme
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