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this is bbc news. i'm shaun ley. the headlines at 6pm: david cameron hits back at criticism of his memoirs — saying it was right for former pms to explain their actions. the liberal democrats conference kicks off in bournemouth — the party set to decide whether its policy should now to scrap brexit altogether without holding a further referendum. fears that global oil prices could be affected as two of saudi arabia's biggest oil facilities are attacked by drones. houthi rebels in yemen say they are responsible. african leaders pay their respects at the funeral of the former zimbabwean president robert mugabe — who ruled over the country for four decades. at least five people have died and thousands of properties are evacuated after flash flooding hits spain's east coast.
a man's arrested after a £1 million solid gold toilet is stolen from blenheim palace. and in football, lots of goals in the premier league — as liverpool come from behind to beat newcastle 3—1 and stay on top of the table. hello, good evening. if you just joined us, welcome to bbc news. the former prime minister david cameron has accused boris johnson and michael gove of trashing his government, with what he calls "appalling behaviour" during the brexit referendum. in his first major interview since leaving downing street three years ago, mr cameron has told the times newspaper that the outcome
of the referendum left him depressed, and that he worries about it every day. here's our political correspondent susana mendonca. it was a decision that brought down his premiership and set britain on a turbulent course to leaving the european union, which we're all still on. up until now, david cameron has kept quiet about brexit, but not anymore. in his memoirs, about to be released, the former prime minister said... he has tough criticism for the current prime minister, boris johnson, and cabinet minister michael gove, who mr cameron says "left the truth at home" during the 2016 eu referendum and behaved appallingly. he doesn't use the word "betrayed" but talking to him over 90 minutes, as i did, it was perfectly clear the hurt and sense of frustration he had with his former colleagues
and friends, who he says trashed their own government. did you leave the truth at home, sir? but today, mr gove, who is now overseeing no—deal brexit planning, wouldn't be drawn on the words of his formerfriend. the suspension of parliament by boris johnson's government, which caused angry scenes like this, has rebounded, according to mr cameron, who criticises the treatment of tory rebels and says another referendum can't be ruled out. and a current member of the prime minister's cabinet has raised questions about cracks in his government, after saying she'd back staying in the eu if there were another vote. i would vote to remain because i'm also a democrat and i think one of the fundamental tenets of our democracy is that when the public vote, and over 30 million people voted in the eu referendum... there was a clear result. i know it's a result many people don't like, it is not a result i was comfortable with, but i have accepted it and i think it's important that when there is a result, whether it's a referendum
or an election, that mps and parliament fulfil that mandate. with the nation and parliament still divided over brexit, david cameron will want to frame his own legacy. but critics, including the lib dem leader, say the current mess is of his own making. susana mendonca, bbc news. the former conservative attorney general dominic grieve welcomed mr cameron's criticism of the prime minister's decision to remove the whip from him and some of his colleagues — and said the tory party is "going off the rails". i'm glad to hear him criticise the removal of the whip. it is an absolutely exceptional event. it has taken the whip from 22 conservative mps — and it's worth bearing in mind another three have left the party altogether. four, i think, we're now at. it shows the way in which my party, well, the party i was a member of — i think i may still actually technically be a member despite having lost the whip — is going off the rails. its success has been dependent on being a pragmatic party, on not having ideological differences and being a broad church
that encompasses diverse views. and at the moment, it's in danger of turning into a sect — and sects do not win elections. when asked about how the culture secretary, nicky morgan, said she'd vote remain in another referendum, the labour leader, jeremy corbyn said the conservative party is falling apart. what speaks volumes about the cabinet is the way it's falling apart, the way the conservative party is falling apart, and the way the prime minister is evading the scrutiny that governments must be put under in a democracy by closing down parliament. it's not acceptable. we live in a democracy. we should accept the democratic rules. the democratic rules are, you're open to questioning when you're in government. liberal democrat leaderjo swinson says she hopes to convince party members at their conferenece in bournemouth to back a policy of scrapping brexit without another referendum. ms swinson says holding the referendum got the uk "into a mess". and she believes revoking
article 50 — the formal process to leave the eu — is the only satisfactory way out. liberal democrats are crystal—clear — we want to stop brexit. and so if we find ourselves in a general election, that will be our unequivocal message. therefore, if a liberal democrat majority government is elected, we shall revoke article 50. our political correspondent jonathan blake is at the liberal democrats conference in bournemouth. jonathan, the liberal democrats enjoyed a big electoral bonus from their stance on brexit in the european parliament elections. what is their level of confidence about translating that and was likely to bea translating that and was likely to be a general election from the end of the year? it's a very different prospect but they are hoping they are prospect but they are hoping they a re clear prospect but they are hoping they are clear anti—brexit message will
cut through and was even returned to parliament when the general election is called, if it is called, some point before the end of the year with more mps than they have at the moment. we know the liberal democrats want to stop brexit. they've been very clear about that for some time. the question up to discussion important is how. up until now, they favoured backing a second referendum to reverse the decision to leave the eu.joe __j° —— jo swinson wants them to revoke article 50 and cancel brexit without another public road. it is a hardening of their position. you can expect that is the message the lib dems taken to the next campaign, hoping they will be a home for those former remain supporters, there
unequivocal position of stopping brexit even if that means doing so without going back to the people without going back to the people with another referendum. jonathan blake in bournemouth, think you very much. the conservative party has said it is reviewing its facebook advertising after it was accused of misrepresenting a bbc news story. the advert featured the bbc logo with a headline saying "em billion pound cash boost for schools". however, the original story on the bbc website quoted a much lower amount — ofjust over £7 billion. two of the world's most significant oilfacilities have been set ablaze in a wave of drone strikes on saudi arabia. they were carried out by the houthis — the rebel group the saudis have been fighting in yemen since civil war broke out there four years ago. no information has been released about the extent of the damage — unconfirmed reports suggest oil production has been halved. these were audacious attacks at the heart of the saudi oil industry stop.
one heart of the saudi oil industry one of the worlds largest plants engulfed in flames after apparent drone strikes. the kingdom's second largest oilfield drone strikes. the kingdom's second largest oil field was also hit. on a houthi owned tv channel, a military spokesperson for the group said it was behind the attacks. translation: this mission comes as pa rt translation: this mission comes as part of our new legitimate and natural right to react to the crimes and aggression and its continuous blockade on our country for the past five years. the war between a saudi led coalition and iranian backed houthi rebels in yemen began in 2015. saudi air strikes of left thousands dead and left millions on the brink of starvation. in recent months, houthi have responded by increasing the targeting saudi's oil facilities with drones, but this weekend's latest attack appears to
be one of their most successful. this oilfield bridges be one of their most successful. this oil field bridges around 1% of the world's oil. this plant has the capacity to process 7% of global supply. it's not clear how extensive the damage is, but some reports say almost half of saudi arabia's entire oil supply could be affected. in a statement, the american ambassador in saudi arabia said... in this weekend's attacks suggest the conflict in and around yemen shows no sign of ending. a british—australian woman who's been held in an iranian prison has been identified as kylie moore—gilbert. dr moore—gilbert is a lecturer at melbourne university, specialising in middle eastern politics. the australian government say the charges against her are unclear.
thousands of people — including several african leaders — are attending the state funeral of the former zimbabwean president robert mugabe. he led the country to independence from britain and was in power for almost a0 years. he became increasingly autocratic, his government increasingly repressive, the economy enfeebled. mr mugabe was deposed two years ago, and died last week, aged 95. our senior africa correspondent anne soy reports from the capital harare. music plays the final journey for zimba bwe's independence leader. robert mugabe led the country for nearly four decades. a towering figure who was both loved and loathed at home and abroad. current and former leaders from across africa, here to pay their respects and express solidarity with the man they address as comrade.
comrade mugabe will be remembered as an pan—africanist and a great icon of african liberation. president mugabe had consistently demonstrated his steadfast commitment to our shared vision of the africa we want. but from zimbabweans, a less emphatic send—off. years ago, this stadium would have been buzzing with supporters, but the turnout today a reflection of robert mugabe's fall from grace during his final years. the man who toppled him from power two years ago, now leading the farewell. a giant tree of africa has fallen. indeed, the bold, steadfast and resolute revolutionary comrade robert gabriel mugabe is no more.
the strained relations between him, the government and the mugabe family have played out in public since the late leader's remains returned to the country. former president robert mugabe has been afforded the highest honour in zimbabwe, a state funeral with a 21—gun salute and a fly—past, but it's taken a lot of negotiation to get here, and even so there are divisions that still exist between his family and the state. from here, robert mugabe's body will be taken to his rural home for traditional rites. a mausoleum will be built at the liberation hero's cemetery, where he will be buried. anne soy, bbc news, harare. hamza bin laden — a son of osama bin laden — has been killed in a us counter—terrorism operation. hamza — who was about 30 years old — was reported dead at the end ofjuly, but only now has that been confirmed by the white house. the us state department
designated him a global terrorist two years ago and put a $1 million bounty on his head earlier this year. david willis reports from washington. the white house hasn't released details of the operation that brought about the death of hamza bin laden or its timing. there have been various reports here in recent months suggesting that he had been killed, but this is the first time president trump has confirmed the news. the son of the man who masterminded the september 11 terrorist attacks, hamza bin laden had called for further attacks on the united states to avenge his father's killing. and earlier this year, the us state department offered a $1 million reward for information leading to his capture. president trump, in a brief statement, said that as well as the symbolic connection to his father, the loss of hamza bin laden deprived al-qaeda of important leadership skills — and undermined the operational activities of the group. david willis, bbc news, washington.
five people have died in spain as heavy rain and flash—flooding continue to batter the south—east of the country shutting down regional airports and schools. olivia crellin reports. a woman and her family are hauled to safety. one bag of possessions all they could take with them, as the water steadily rose around their home. these dramatic images of a landscape now underwater, and the urgent response to save those trapped by the deluge were recorded by spain's military emergency unit, now called out to help the thousands affected. just 48 hours after some areas saw their heaviest rainfall on record, swathes of spain's southern countryside were transformed. translation: i went out to buy bread and then i saw the whole town centre filled with water and i was like, how did this happen? everything filled with water, the whole side over there.
and there was a submerged car as well, people in the water — i don't know! the speed with which the floods came shocked many and even proved fatal. of the handful of victims the floods have claimed so far, most perished in their cars when the water either flipped their vehicles or trapped them inside. worst hit are the regions of valencia and murcia, where the water has been sweeping anything in its path along with it, forcing hundreds of people to be evacuated while hundreds more are left stranded. this includes tourists. the two consecutive days of torrential rain has forced local airports, train networks and dozens of roads to close. but at alicante airport, the arrivals lounge kept filling with travellers, who had nowhere to go. nobody gets out here, everybody is stuck on the airport. and with us are five, six planes coming in, so everyone has 200 passengers.
there are more than thousands of people here stuck in this airport. they cannot pick up their hire car, the taxis have got the message from the police and the central not to drive because it is not safe. so the few taxis that are coming here, of course, for money, it is terrible. the line here are, i don't know, perhaps many hundreds. as many areas affected remain on red or orange alert, the authorities continue to recommend that citizens remain at home and avoid using their cars. but while the weather is reported to have stabilised, the extent of the damage it has caused is still unclear. and the numbers of displaced continue to grow. an 18—carat solid gold toilet, worth a million pounds, has been stolen from blenheim palace in oxfordshire. the toilet, which is actually an artwork called america,
was part of an art exhibition by the italian conceptual artist maurizio cattelan at winston churchill's birthplace. it was reported missing just before 5am this morning. the toilet has not been found, but a 66—year—old man has been arrested. and the police are currently talking to him. let's speak to dominic hare. he's the chief executive of blenheim palace. thank you very much for coming on to talk about this. i suppose, in one sense, and this is very valuable piece of art, toulouse. it is. valuations about 6 million dollars. it is one of the most prominent of the displays we put on a few days ago. this isn't a stunned, is it? absolutely not. someone told me
there is a bit of a party going on last night at blenheim. might that have created an opportunity for somebody to get in and then stay in and do the work? clearly this is not some the you doing about five minutes. we have been asked to comment on... there enough. we want to pursue that while the police are pursuing their inquiries. —— we will not pursue that. i take your point about what police are saying. what about what police are saying. what about the exhibit itself? i did see about the exhibit itself? i did see a quote from one of your colleagues saying we are not coded by the exorcist or two because this is a functioning toilet? anyone who is brave enough or stupid enough to wa nt to brave enough or stupid enough to want to nicotine might get a nasty surprise? i think there was a light—hearted comment! we have a sophisticated scaredy set up here.
in terms of... as part of the exhibition, i understand it, we heard from the art critic at the i come someone heard from the art critic at the i come someone having the privilege of sitting on the throne. he had to book a time slot and then, tell me about the process. it sounded quite interesting. this happen on the previous time, in the guggenheim in america. yes, people could go online and book a short time slot. they weren't necessarily required to perform on the exhibit. many people photographed themselves kind of inaction, as it were, and that was very popular. is that part of the idea of the artist? the actually called america, and it was initially
displayed during the election campaign. it is. the exhibit itself was a reflection on the american dream, the idea of something ordinarily unobtainable in fact potentially being there in a way, and the choice, the toilet was designed to make that. it's somewhat ironic that is the piece that has gone. you had the exhibition carried on as normal today. what have you done? is the door covered in some crime scene tape? have you had to put up some kind of expedition for the visitors? in fact, it was a crime scene today. the grounds to the palace were closed, it was covered in crime scene tape. the exhibit will be open tomorrow.|j should imagine... a beat it will give a bit of a boost, in terms of
visitor numbers. has anyone been in contact with the artist yet to break the news to him? you would hate him to see it on twitter or wake up and finds a buddy has e—mailed him and, in the middle of the night, find out this piece has vanished. it was slightly nervous because at six o'clock in the morning that we spoke to the artist, and the art foundation, and many of the trustees. it seems slightly strange to do this. presumably, you are appealing for people to keep an eye out for an 18 carat gold solid gold toilet. if anyone sees anything, who should they contact? they should contact thames valley police.|j wonder what sir winston churchill would have thought. dominic, thank
you forjoining us this evening. thank you for your time. thank you. let's move on now. a man has been arrested in berkshire on suspicion of terrorism offences. the 52—year—old was taken into custody yesterday afternoon and later released on bail. officers are searching a house in maidenhead, with support by specialist units. 69 high streets in england are to get a share of £95 million, in an effort to help them compete with online retailers. ministers say they want to breathe new life into historic buildings. since the start of the year, an average of 16 shops on the uk's high streets have been closing every day. the united states and brazil have announced plans to support private sector investment and job development in the amazon, which they claim will help protect wildlife and reduce deforestation. it follows international criticism of brazil's handling of the forest‘s worst fires for two decades. the country's space agency says there are still more than 80,000 fires burning across the region.
as cases of dementia continue to rise, experts have been looking at ways that new technology can help to make life easier for those living with the disease. virtual reality is one idea under consideration — as dougal shaw found out when he went to visit a care home in oxford. these days, bill is usually to be found in the garden of his care home. but back in the ‘50s, his favourite place to be was the dance hall. now, thanks to virtual reality, he is going to relive that golden age again. if you look behind you, you will see people dancing. yodels this is what's called virtual reality therapy. bill has dementia and the hope is this trip down memory lane will be a positive experience for him. can you remember what you were like at that time? i was raring to go everywhere!
raring to go? mm. and in many ways, bill still is. the marston court care home in oxford has been trialling the technology and found it has had positive benefits for many residents. people like betty. that's the church where i was married. does that bring back memories of the day? yes, i can remember what everybody was like. many of them are no longer with us, of course. betty is a big fan of the technology. you think, how can you do that when i'm sitting here? but it's beautiful. did it trigger memories? is that part of the fun of it? yes. that could be, but some people might have bad memories, might they? so you've designed this to be comforting, but is there a danger residents will find it disconcerting, disorientating? a bit confusing? it's really important, when designing an immersive
technology experience for people with dementia or elderly residents, that you are really tailoring it for their needs. we work closely with care teams and people within the nhs to make sure we are designing something very user centric and that can be comforting, rather than confusing. certainly, for one resident, it seemed a rejuvenating experience. dougal shaw, bbc news. coming up after the headlines at 6.30pm, we'll bring you the latest sports news, including liverpool's 3—1 win over newcastle. austin hell —— austin halewood will be here in a few minutes' time. now it's time for a look at the weather with lucy martin. hello there. a dry and fine day across much of england and wales, cloudier skies for scotland and northern ireland. we also have some rain in the forecast, that will dip south tonight. stays windy across the north half of the uk, the risk of severe gales across the far north
of scotland and the northern isles. temperatures overnight generally between eight and 13. cloud and outbreaks of rain, courtesy of a cold front. it courtesy of a cold front. is with us as we head into tomorrow. behind it, a fresherfeel. ahead of it, we are looking at a fairly warm day. outbreaks of rain tomorrow for ireland and southern scotland and northern england, northern wales and the midlands behind it, and ahead of it, some sunny spells. take a look at the contrast in temperatures. low to mid—teens in the north, up to 25 degrees in the south—east.
with the party set to decide whether its policy should now be to ‘scrap' brexit — without holding another referendum. fears that global oil prices could be affected as two of saudi arabia's biggest oil facilities are attacked by drones. houthi rebels in yemen say they are responsible african leaders pay their respects at the funeral of the former zimbabwean president, robert mugabe — who ruled over the country for four decades. inafew in a few moments will be joined by viewers on bbc one for the national news. now on bbc news, it's time for sport with austin halewood. good evening. liverpool's brilliant start to the season continued this afternoon with a 3—1win over newcastle at anfield. that means it's now five wins from five for the league leaders, but they didn't have things all their own way against steve bruce's side,
as jo currie reports. newcastle have not won at anfield in the league since 1994, but if the last 25 years have taught them anything, it's that you need to start these matches well. and that's exactly what they did. liverpool caught napping at the back, as they pulled off a sublime finish. first goal for his club, and it was a memorable one. liverpool have been scoring for fun of late. going behind sparked their ignition, possibly their anger. despite appearing to be hauled down in the box, no penalty given. there was only ever going to be one outcome. the senegalese made it look easy, as he put his side level. the newcastle goalkeeper perhaps could have done better. after the break, the hosts kept the pace up. this audacious effort almost working, before the game was put out of sight.
liverpool too good, still the ones to catch at the top of the premier league. after 25 minutes, we found our feet, finally. we could then set the tempo that changed everything. scored wonderful goals. both goals were brilliant. bobby came on in good shape. played a fantastic game. and the final goal was nice as well! we scored a cracking goal and then for half an hour, we were comfortable. they have good possession come i felt like we made a few mistakes for the first goal. the big mistake was the second one where we gave the ball away and got caught in possession and they punish
the force of the goalkeeper will be disappointed and he has a come away with it but with his standards and correct when you make mistakes like this at this level, it is always going to be difficult. well crystal palace were punished for their mistakes at the tottenham hotspur stadium. spurs thrashed them 4—0 with all four goals coming in the first half. son heung min scored two of them. it was only spurs' second win of the season, but it was enough to move them up to third in the table. elsewhere... their was another thumping victory at mollynuex — chelsea thrashed wolves 5—2 to move up to sixth in the table. their second win of the season came thanks to a hat—trick from tammy abraham. the striker‘s now scored seven goals in his last three premier league matches — a good one to have in your fantasy football team... he's been out on loan. scored a lot of goals. had a year and the premier league and now he feels the responsibility of the chelsea shirt.
being number nine. in the last three games speak for themselves. now the only challenge is to keep getting better. he is a huge threat. he has competition. he needs to keep it at that level and get even better. elsewhere... a bright start to the season for leicester city had prompted speculation that they might finish in the top six this season at the expense of manchester united. . so perhaps with a point to prove, united beat them 1—0 at old trafford with a first half penalty from marcus rashford. that means united move up to fourth place in the table. leicester drop to fifth. but the big story of the day could still come at carrow road... champions manchester city are being beaten 2—1 by norwich. the second halfjust under way. elsewhere... an injury time equaliser earned burnley a point at brighton and southampton won 1—0 at sheffield united. west brom held fulham to a 1—1 draw at craven cottage to maintain their unbeaten start
to the season in the championship. it was fulham who struck first, anthoney knockaert with a bit of a cross—come—shot finding the net. that's his second goal of the season, but west brom equalised with just ten minutes to go, fulham keeper marcus bettinelli flapping at the cross allowing semi a—jay—ee to head home. semi ajayi to head home. scottish premiership leaders celtic beat hamilton academical1—0 to maintain their 100% start. james forrest converted debutant mohamed elyounoussi's cross early in a first half dominated by the champions. the fifth straight league victory for neil lennon's side leaves them six points clear of second—placed rangers. elsewhere, rangers won 3—1 against livingston. and there were wins for motherwell, kilmarnock and ross county. aberdeen and stjohnston drew. england have batted their way into a commanding position on day
three of the fifth and final ashes test match at the oval. they can't win the famous urn back but they can still draw the series with a win. half centuries from ben stokes and joe denly helped england take control of the match. denly eventually falling for 9h— just six runs short of a maiden test century. england were 193—2 at tea, and despite wickets falling joss buttler has taken england's lead towards 400. he went for 47 to peter siddle. so england still firmly in control at stumps. they're 313 for eight — that's a lead of 382. it's day two of golf‘s solheim cup — and europe are desperately trying to regain the trophy from the usa in some blustery conditions at gleneagles. after this morning's foursomes, europe had a slight advantage with a 6—and—a—half points to 5—and—a—half points lead. the afternoon's fourballs are coming to a close so let's cross to gleneagles and get the latest from sarah mulkerrins,
who's braving the wind for us... laughter 0h, laughter oh, it is tough austin. that is spared not for the players who are finding it much tougher going today. this has been the main talking point for the wind, the gusting or having to deal with. so much so is slowing down clay and in fa ct much so is slowing down clay and in fact the final group out in the afternoon, which included the american, those two players have actually been given official warnings over their slow play. so again the at one stage stood away from an iron shot she was about to play, about six times. it is been very slow going. however i can bring you right up to date with some of the scores. in the last few minutes, the scores. in the last few minutes, the first match out today which was between suzanne and britney and any
part, the usa have claimed a point and just won that makes officially this core has gone to europe six and a half to five, three of the matches still under way, that team didn't do well yesterday, they were went up, they had a lovely cut on the 15th, they had a lovely cut on the 15th, they were went up, however the american they are playing against including well number three alexi thornton have pulled that back to old square, georgia hall, a word from her. for down in her match but they have now just from her. for down in her match but they have nowjust pulled it back to all square. in that final match it is america ten. if it was to finish 110w is america ten. if it was to finish now come it will be seven and a half to eight and a half. things are turning quickly here. just like the weather. thank you, sarah. we look forward to the final day tomorrow. very exciting. there's been more success for frankie dettori this afternoon. he rode the favourite logician
to victory in the final classic of the flat race season — the famous st leger at doncaster. the win maintains logician‘s unbeaten record — which now stretches to five successive victories. primoz roglic will, baring accident or misfortune, win cycling's final grand tour of the year, the vuelta a espana. the slovenian finished fifth on today's penultimate stage, which was enough to secure the leader's red jersey ahead of spain's alejandro valverde. and as tradition dictates, roglic won't be challenged on tomorrow's final stage which ends in madrid. meanwhile mathieu van der pol has won the tour of britain and he did it in style. on the final day in manchester the dutchman out sprinted compatriot case bol and matteo trentin to take his third stage of the week and the race overall. ronnie o'sullivan remains on course to successfully
defend his shanghai masters snooker title after reaching the final. the five—time world champion won six of the last seven frames to beat neil robertson by ten frames to six. he'll face shaun murphy in sunday's final. tyson fury insists he's not getting ahead of himself as he prepares for his latest fight... he meets otto wallin in las vegas in the early hours of tomorrow morning... now fury has weighed in at 17 and a half stone — that's more than half a stone lighter than his last outing. the former heavvyweight world champion is the overwhelming favourite against the swede — a rematch against deontay wilder could follow a win, but fury isn't looking too far ahead... that is all the support for now.
good evening. the former prime minister, david cameron, has accused boris johnson and michael gove of trashing his government, with what he describes as their appalling behaviour during the brexit referendum. in his first major interview since leaving downing street three years ago, mr cameron told the times newspaper that the result of the referendum left him feeling depressed, and that he worries about it every day. our political correspondent chris mason's report contains flash photography. it's 2015. the smiles of victory... are you glad to have one match at last? david cameron wins the election for the conservatives, in which he promised an eu referendum. a year later, the smiles have gone. he backed remain in the referendum and lost, and resigned. he backed remain in the referendum and lost, and resignedlj he backed remain in the referendum and lost, and resigned. i love this country, and i feel honoured to have served it. and i will do everything ican in served it. and i will do everything i can in future to help this great country succeed. thank you very
much. and now, for the first time since, he's talking about it. in his memoir is the former prime minister says,"there are those who will never forgive me for holding the referendum orforfailing forgive me for holding the referendum or for failing to deliver the outcome. i deeply regret the outcome and accept that my approach failed. the decisions i took contributed to that failure. i failed. " sir craig oliver worked with david cameron in downing street. it is absolutely the case that david cameron puts a real burden and made mistakes in the referendum campaign and says that he failed. what he doesn't think, though, is that he shouldn't have done it. ithink though, is that he shouldn't have done it. i think the though, is that he shouldn't have done it. ithink the reason though, is that he shouldn't have done it. i think the reason for that as he thought it was almost inevitable. ukip were on the rise doing extremely well, and we were also ina doing extremely well, and we were also in a situation where a huge numberof also in a situation where a huge number of conservative mps were rebelling. as you may have noticed, the political pond is choppy enough at the moment, and these memoirs represent another brick lopped in
for good measure, but as extraordinary as our politics are at the moment it is still quite something when a former resident here accuses the current one from the same party of having a rather casual attitude towards the truth. leaving the truth at home is an accusation mr cameron makes of how some of this government's most seniorfigures behaved some of this government's most senior figures behaved as some of this government's most seniorfigures behaved as part of the leave campaign. did you leave the leave campaign. did you leave the truth at home, sir? mr gove wasn't leaving us with any insight into what he makes of his new boss. —— old boss. he and borisjohnson will no doubt get other opportunities to tell us, though. we'll be seeing plenty of david cameron this week, and there are more revelations to come. chris mason, bbc news. liberal democrat leader jo swinson says she hopes to convince party members to back a policy of cancelling brexit without another referendum. she says the 2016 vote got the uk "into a mess",
and believes revoking article 50 — that's the formal process to leave the eu — is the only satisfactory way out. jonathan, the lib dems hardening their stance on brexit even further, how much support is there likely to be for cancelling brexit without a referendum ? i think it'll go down very well with the party faithful here in bournemouth. we know that the lib dems want to stop brexit. there has been some evidence in the opinion poll macular like that that messages cutting through. the question up for discussion in bournemouth is how. as you say, so far it has been to support campaigns for a further referendum but nowjo swinson wants to ta ke referendum but nowjo swinson wants to take the party one step further and says that if there was a general election the liberal democrats would campaign on the basis that if they w011 campaign on the basis that if they won and were able to form a government they would revoke article 50, cancelling brexit out right even without another public bout. it will be interesting to hear when this policy is debated and voted on tomorrow whether some members voiced
concerns about it appearing anti—democratic or may be sending a confusing message to voters. the liberal democrats are riding high, they've been attracting mps from other parties, and we expect more to come this weekend. jonathan blake, thank you. oil production in saudi arabia has been severely disrupted by drone attacks on two major oil facilities run by state—owned company aramco. houthi rebels in yemen have claimed responsibility for the attacks which caused huge fires. the rebels, backed by iran, are fighting against a saudi—led military coalition. facebook has removed a conservative party advert which misrepresented a bbc news story. the ad featured the bbc logo with a headline saying, "£11; billion cash boost for schools." however, the original story on the bbc website quoted a much lower amount — ofjust over £7 billion. african leaders and thousands of others have gathered
for the funeral of former zimbabwean president, robert mugabe. however, the 60,000 capacity stadium was only a quarter full. the 95—year—old was in power for almost a0 years — before being ousted in the 2017 coup — after years of violence, economic chaos and corruption. our senior africa correspondent anne soy reports from the capital harare. a state farewell for robert mugabe — the highest honour in zimbabwe, a country he led to independence and ruled for close to four decades. family, including his wife grace, as well as current and former leaders from more than a dozen african countries, paid their last respects. they called him a pan—africanist and a comrade. a giant tree of africa has fallen.
indeed, the bold, steadfast and resolute revolutionary, comrade robert gabriel mugabe, is no more. to zimbabweans, he was a divisive figure. for many, a man to celebrate and today commemorate. but for many more, he was a man who oversaw the economic ruin of his country, which has been plagued with hyperinflation and social instability. zimbabwe was once a prosperous country. some called it the breadbasket of africa. but the controversial land reforms and the subsequent sanctions forced the economy into a tailspin, and even today many people are still suffering. because of this, many chose not to attend the funeral. take, take, take everything. so we have nothing. we are educated, but we live from day to day. life now is a bit difficult.
for me, i can't blame mugabe or what, but we have to solve the thing amongst ourselves. robert mugabe is honoured here as the country's founding father. he is celebrated for his progressive education policies. but for unleashing violence against his people and refusing to leave power before he was toppled, an indelible blot remains on his legacy. anne soy, bbc news, harare. cricket now, and england have enjoyed a dominant day at the oval in the final test of the ashes series. they resumed their second innings this morning and extended their lead, asjoe wilson now reports. attention swarms around the ashes. you can get lost between the hope and hype. but sometimes it all falls into place. what a week forjoe denly. he batted today safe in the knowledge that his
new daughter had been safely delivered, and what's more important than that? suddenly this was a new denly. his aggressive approach seemed to shock the australians. stand by for another surprise. ben stokes dropped, and by steve smith. no one sees the cricket ball better than smith, normally except perhaps ben stokes. that shot took stokes to 50. some in the crowd celebrated with the enthusiasm children. some in the crowd were, in fact, children. don't think that's denly‘s. now he was 94. but out. denly‘s best score for england, but still that disappointment. england would have loved to see him get 100. still, it's the match that matters, and with jos buttler it's the match that matters, and withjos buttler batting fluently, england prospect lead stretched past 350 into match—winning territory. far enough ahead, coach? just one thing. steve smith is still playing,
and he doesn't make many mistakes. wow. this evening, catching, and he will have another go at batting. australia still have an innings to come, still tonight there is left in this test match. england have just tonight there is left in this test match. england havejust finished play on 313 for eight. a lead of 332 runs. from where i am standing right now, i can barely see a cloud on the horizon. thanks, joe. and, before we go, the theft of a solid gold toilet worth £1 million is being investigated by police. the 18—carat, fully functioning, plumbed—in toilet opened to the public at blenheim palace two days ago as part of an art installation. officers say a gang, using two vehicles, took it from the oxfordshire estate in the early hours. a 66—year—old man is under arrest. that's it from us. i'll be back with the late news at 10.30. now on bbc one it's time for the news where you are. goodbye.
more now on the theft of an 18—carat goal toilet, worth a million pounds, from blenheim palace in oxfordshire. the toilet was actually an artwork on display — earlier my colleague shaun ley spoke to the i paper's chief art critic hettie judah, who has visited the exhibition at the palace. he's not the most subtle of artists. he is highly intelligent, this is a gold toilet called america originally installed at the guggenheim museum in new york, during the election campaign at which donald trump was running for president. i believe at one point the trump white house was offered the toilet as a loan once he was president, so i leave it to you to surmise... i think we can join the dots. the reviews of the exhibition were positive, it is not the only
piece, but it drew much of their attention even before it was stolen, perhaps this has done the exhibition a few favours, the sceptics might say. no publicity is bad publicity for something like this. i imagine they hoped to get it back but i imagine it is well insured and unlike the mona lisa, you can recast a toilet in gold, it is not a tragedy in the grand artistic sense. there was a build—up for people to see this, but to close the door and use it, they were given three minutes on the exhibit or in the exhibits? exactly so, yes. there are 20 slots an hour you can pre—book, so you need to know your habits quite well. or go to the blenheim teashop first. exactly. there is a man outside who inspects
it before you go in, to make sure it is in regal condition and then you get three minutes by yourself in the throne room. have you sat upon the toilet? yes, i have to confess either. yes, i have to confess i did. did you feel like a queen? it was a little chilly, i wonder if the queen has someone to warm her toilet for her but this was an opportunity not to turn down. one of the reasons given by the owners at blenheim for not having extra security was that anyone who went to steal it would not know who had gone on before them or what they had to eat. it does not sound like an effective strategy. no and it happened very quickly as well. there was a big party at blenheim last night and i wonder if there was a lot of people and they were keeping
less track of who was on the premises, i do not know. obviously the police investigation is a separate matter but a lot of damage was caused in the process of taking the toilet out and it has not been recovered. presumably, the important thing is to get it back for the sake of the artist on the exhibition, presumably it was a highlight? i do not know, it is a pretty out there exhibition, full of major works. another installation is a miniature figure of hitler praying, which in the birth place of churchill, i would say is quite a highlight as well. the entire front section of blenheim has been draped in the union flag so it is an exhibition filled of highlights. it is quite notorious. obviously blenheim has plenty of other toilets in case visitors are getting worried,
but with or without the gold toilet, you think this will be an exhibition people will still want to see? yes, there is plenty more to see there, it is fantastic. plenty of blue sky and sunshine across england and wales today, after a fairly fresh start to the day. temperatures were covered with light winds and blue skies, not feeling too bad. this photo sent in by a weather watcher in brighton. not the case for everyone. further north, and more cloud. this picture sent in by weather watcher in stirling. this weather front is bringing more in the way of cloud and some outbreaks of rain. you can see that isobar fairly tightly packed. a fairly blustery picture over the northern half of the uk. through tonight, rain will edge its way further south, staying quite windy over the northern half of the uk. looking at gusts quite
widely of 50 or 60 mph. perhaps 70 over the northern isles. tonight, cloud and patchy outbreaks of rain will gradually slip southwards. generally clear spells. 12 degrees for most. tomorrow, we have the cold front still. looks like it will reinvigorate, so we will see more in the way of rainfall behind that. more sun trying to come. some sunny spells of the northern parts of scotland, some showers as well. cloud and outbreaks of rain for northern ireland, southern scotland, northern england, the midlands and north wales. a cloudier day than we have seen today, temperatures feeling much warmer ahead of the cold front. highs of 25 or 26 degrees, but a fresher fuel for the northern half of the uk.
here's how it looks as we head into the start of next week. high pressure tends to dominate. the cold front working its way south, introducing some fresher air. you can see the yellow colour and blue colour across the map. a fresher fuel to things as we move into the start of next week. high pressure dominates. it will turn fresher for the start of the week, with some chilly nights. temperatures look set to pick up again as we head towards next weekend. goodbye.
this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 7pm: david cameron hits back at criticism of his memoirs — saying it was right for former pms to explain their actions. the liberal democrats conference kicks off in bournemouth, with the party set to decide whether its policy should now be to scrap brexit — without holding another referendum. fears that global oil prices could be affected as two of saudi arabia's biggest oil facilities are attacked by drones. houthi rebels in yemen say they are responsible. african leaders pay their respects at the funeral of the former zimbabwean president, robert mugabe — who ruled over the country for four decades. at least five people have died, and thousands of properties are evacuated after flash flooding hits spain's east coast. a man has been arrested after a solid gold toilet
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