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picked for the rugby world cup receives even further as he is left out of england's latest training camp. police in hong kong have been severely criticised for failing to protect pro—democracy activists — who were attacked by gangs of masked men at a train station. hello, you're watching afternoon live. the group, wielding sticks i'm simon mccoy. and rods, beat up protesters today at two. as they returned from a rally. foreign office minister sir alan duncan resigns at the prospect of borisjohnson becoming prime minister and a no—deal brexit. hong kong has had weeks of protests against a proposed extradition bill, iran's seizure of a british—registered tanker — that could see people sent theresa may chairs an emergency to mainland china for trial. meeting in whitehall hong kong's leader to discuss how to respond. condemned the violence. celia hatton report contains images the new leader of the liberal democrats will be announced this afternoon. you may find disturbing. for candidatesjo swinson and ed davey — the wait is nearly over this is the violence that has shocked the people of once peaceful hong kong. armed mobs assault pro—democracy protesters in hong kong — groups of men in white just who were the masked men attacking anyone in black. those who were assumed to be on their way home from a pro—democracy demonstration. who carried out the attack? some of the men were wearing masks, while others didn't bother, appearing not to care coming up on afternoon if they are shown assaulting unarmed travellers. live, all the sport. dramatic scenes were livestreamed adam peaty has won the 100 metres breastro ke world on the internet, often title for a third time, showing several men ganging
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up on individuals. leading home a british 1—2 in south korea. there was no world when the police appeared — record this time though, just the fourth fastest time ever. it was too late. many of the attackers had fled, show you the race later. leaving pools of blood and darren bett has the weather. on the train station floors, and that has left many in the chinese territory asking why it reportedly took the police an hour to respond to calls for help. todayis instead, the hong kong government today is flip—flop weather, it's all appeared to focus much about the heat this week and we of its attention on this angry protest that had congregated outside could be breaking records later in attlee week. we will have a look at the china liaison office hours why it is getting hot and how long before the train station attack. it will last lighter. pro—democracy demonstrators turned off of a police—approved protest also coming up: going up... route on sunday and defaced this 50 years after the apollo 11 mission — india aims to be the first chinese government building. to land on the moon's south pole. "they openly challenged the nation's sovereignty," the chief executive carrie lam said, "tested the limits of one "country, two systems, and hurt the nation's feelings. "they outraged the entire city." beijing appears to be outraged too, hello, everyone — not by the train station attack, this is afternoon live. i'm simon mccoy.
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the foreign office minister but it clearly denounced the earlier sir alan duncan has resigned demonstration outside its from the government — office that turned violent. quitting ahead of an expected borisjohnson victory in the race eventually, they were turned away to be conservative leader and prime minister. by tear gas and rubber bullets. party members have until 5pm beijing has used some to return their ballots for either jeremy hunt or borisjohnson — of its strongest language yet the winner will be to denounce the attack on its main liaison office in hong kong, calling revealed tomorrow. the attack "intolerable". the chancellor philip hammond chinese leaders here surely will be and justice secretary david gauke have already said they intend unhappy that protesters decided to target their anger towards one to resign if mrjohnson wins, of the main symbols of chinese and it's thought other power in the territory. ministers could follow suit. meanwhile, two former labour prime ministers — tony blair and gordon brown — have warned about the dangers of a no—deal brexit. on the internet inside mainland our political correspondent, china, comments praising the white shirt attackers jonathan blake, reports. are not being censored. some are calling them edging towards the finish — national heroes. and who were those attackers? still the front runner, borisjohnson takes a few more steps towards the job he's always wanted and the chance to cross hong kong's social media platforms the threshold of a rather more are full of theories. famous black door than this one. many suspect the white shirt gang his opponent, who called himself the underdog from the start, has connections to organised crime is hoping the race isn't syndicates in hong kong — groups that profit from maintaining over just yet. cosy connections with mainland but jeremy hunt's chances china. celia hatton, bbc news, beijing. of overtaking mrjohnson seem slim. a final flourish from boris johnson,
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likening a new brexit deal the company whirlpool has apologised to landing on the moon, writing in the daily telegraph: to the owners of its tumble dryers, as it launches a recall of 500,000 machines over fire risk concerns. certain models of the brands hotpoint, creda, indesit, swan and proline dryers have been blamed for causing hundreds of fires. his supporters say it can be done. whirpool‘s vice—president said the firm is now offering free borisjohnson will do three things replacements or partial refunds. that will change the dynamic. our personal finance correspondent simon gompertz has more. first, absolute resolve as prime minister under the charred belongings leader of this country. that has been missing. of a family in ayrshire — just one of 750 fires in the past few years involving tumble driers. he will restore cabinet‘d collective responsibility. afternoon because voting and above all, inject optimism into this enterprise is mostly electronic, we are embarked on. others are deeply uneasy about boris johnson going into number ten. foreign office minister this fire in a seventh floor flat alan duncan has resigned before in shepherds bush in london the result is even announced. was also blamed on one of the faulty tumble driers. others supporting jeremy hunt the family's flat was devastated. the impact it had on are warning against packing the family being put into a hotel for two weeks. the cabinet with staunch another victim whose drier had brexit supporters. already been modified by whirlpool if you want to put your tanks told mps earlier this month how on the lawn at a critical time, she'd had a fire while her
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fine, do that, but it would only children were inside. produce a response from colleagues in parliament that i don't think my baby was in the cot at the time, sleeping, because i'd got anyone wants to see. i am working on the basis that a toddler toddling around. he followed me in the kitchen, whoever wins wants to see a deal, as i opened the door and saw the flames. because that is in the uk's best interest, and accordingly, i had to grab him and get out, that is where all efforts should be. and i had to get my son to help me grab my daughter out. from a former prime minister to the new one, whoever it is, now whirlpool will have to go further than making modifications a reminder that arguments over for the faulty driers branded whether the public should have hotpoint, creda, indiset, swan another say won't be and proline between 2004 and 2015. settled anytime soon. three years and more on from that vote, we have a wealth more information at our fingertips, and is it really undemocratic to go back to people and say, it will also have to offer a free with a decision this magnitude, we are asking you, do you want replacement or an upgrade at a discount, costing no more to tell us again or think again? than £99, or a refund of up to £150, depending on the age of the drier. the stage has been set here at westminster for a change the fact is we have inconvenienced of prime minister, but whoever it is will know the difficulties people, there's probably been some confusion in terms of the messaging. theresa may faced getting brexit over the line here in parliament, awkward mps on the backbenches, the fact is in any of those cases no real change in the commons we do apologise to our customers, or in the eu position, those things won't to those who may have been confused, disappear overnight. and it is an opportunity to say we're sorry, but it's also
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an opportunity to say we want to do more, we are not stopping where we have been over theresa may returned the last four year. to downing street today knowing that the police escort, but contacting the large numbers the trappings of office of owners who still have the driers and the responsibilities of being prime minister will soon will be a challenge. rest with someone else. jonathan blake, bbc news, westminster. our assistant political editor, there are still hundreds of thousands of machines out there, norman smith, is in westminster. in people's homes, that whirlpool cannot track down. they need to up their game here, we do know that it have that is to make this recall effective, and if they are unable to do so, borisjohnson getting we do know that it have that is boris johnson getting through, we do know that it have that is we need to see the government step borisjohnson getting through, the in, and make sure these come out of people's homes. backbenchers, they will have quite a whirlpool is spending £1 million on advertising to alert the public few bigger bees prepared to go toe to toe with borisjohnson. i suppose and prevent more damage like this. the advice, if you think you might thatis to toe with borisjohnson. i suppose that is the significance of sir alan have one of the affected driers, don't use it, and tell the company. duncan boss max decision today. more simon gompertz, bbc news. people standing up to borisjohnson if he pursues no—deal which many people feel would be the natural time for a look at the weather. trajectory of a boris johnson government. the significance of this week is building heat? getting people like philip hammond, it may living thing, may be other
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yes, that is the story. i'm going to cabinet reminders, you begin to get some politicians were some real clout in the opposition. today, the look at lightly he will be balloting critics of borisjohnson had been and how long it is going to last. as slightly incoherent, lacking a sense always, what happens down where you of what they are trying to achieve, how they will do it, who will speak andi always, what happens down where you and i inhabit affected by what is out. when you get some bigger names high up in the atmosphere. this was joining the ranks, it gives a much more clout. it gives cover to other last weekend, this was the position tory mps who are perhaps not very of the jet stream coming in off the enthusiastic about no—deal to join them so that numbers begin to grow. atlantic, we had some decent the other thing that strikes me is temperatures, nothing exceptional. but the position and pattern of the that a lot of them are prepared to jet stream is changing, much more go right to the wire on this. i was buckled. with that pattern, you are talking to one just before just high pressure points to the uk, lunchtime, he said, i have no future changing wind direction coming in at in government, i don't care, i will do whatever it takes to stop the surface. we pick up air coming no—deal. if that means voting down a from morocco for example, that borisjohnson government no—deal. if that means voting down a boris johnson government — pushes its way across france, across no—deal. if that means voting down a borisjohnson government — so be it. so mrjohnson risks, if he wins, siberia and into the uk. mailing even before he stepped across temperatures will rise. this is the
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downing street, facing a fairly highest ever recorded temperature in organised and determined group who are out to fort any move to take us the uk uk energy live, recorded at out of the eu without a deal. heathrow airport. by thursday, we studio: whoever wins it tomorrow, a lot of senior tory mps will be sitting by the phones in help over may break that record. we could get the next few days? that is true. i temperatures at potentially 37 degrees. what is that in old money? have always regarded it as a bit of journalism meets mystic meg, trying a lot, over 100. to work out what happens with a cabinet reshuffle. my rule of thumb is two fold— no one knows what is degrees. what is that in old money? a lot, over100. if degrees. what is that in old money? a lot, over 100. if you think about what has been happening over the going to happen, maybe even in the primaries are carrying out the summer what has been happening over the summer in europe,june what has been happening over the summer in europe, june was record—breaking across europe and reshuffle. 2— it always ends in a the world as well but we will find mess, something always going to go that we are just getting a short wrong. i hesitate to guess what on sharp burst of heat. we have a weather front looking out the west. that will push its way eastwards earth might happen. it will give us an insight into how borisjohnson across the uk thursday and friday, will approach brexit. because if he is really good to go for a cabinet changing ourair mass. made up of like—minded no—deal across the uk thursday and friday, changing our air mass. instead of warm airfrom africa, changing our air mass. instead of warm air from africa, the changing our air mass. instead of warm airfrom africa, the air comes people, then that would suggest he in from the atlantic, cooler and
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has pretty much discounted idea of fresher air meeting temperatures will drop. the peak of the heat is any compromise — is either his way oi’ any compromise — is either his way or no—deal. on the other hand, if building over the next few days, you do is find space for some former particularly the south—east of england. 0k, romaine supporters, perhaps whatever he said during the leader campaign, particularly the south—east of england. ok, let's have a forecast. that was a bit wishy—washy, you when in office, maybe borisjohnson cannot pin it down over the next few will adopt a bit more of a flexible approach to brexit. days. you have a lot of faith in me. theresa may has been chairing a meeting of the government's it is not just days. you have a lot of faith in me. it is notjust about days. you have a lot of faith in me. emergency committee, cobra, to discuss iran's seizure it is not just about the of a british—registered days. you have a lot of faith in me. it is notjust about the heat days. you have a lot of faith in me. oil tanker in the gulf. it is not just about the heat and rising temperatures, also a lot of troops from the iranian revolutionary guard boarded the ship in the strait of hormuz on friday — humidity making it feel uncomfortable. night—time after tehran said it was "violating temperatures are going to be very high, no let from heat. when you international maritime rules". have heat and humidity, you have the capture of the stena impero comes two weeks after royal marines every chance of thunderstorms and helped seize an iranian ship off gibraltar. our security correspondent, torrential downpours. today is a bit frank gardner, reports. more cloudy towards the north and west of the uk, still some rain and under a new flag. enough west of scotland. the cloud in training but slowly in wales and the south—west, should see some improvements taking place. high pictures released today show the swedish—owned show the swedish—owned ut british flagged temperatures across the east and
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tanker the stena impero flying south of england, 29 or 30 degrees. an iranianflag. it's being held just off iran's by south of england, 29 or 30 degrees. by the time we get to evening, most strategic port of bandar abbas places will have sunshine to end the after a dramatic capture at sea on friday. day, feeling warmer than yesterday this was iranian revolutionary guards fast roping down on to her deck, to take her over. despite the stronger winds. rating moving away from the north of scotla nd moving away from the north of scotland towards the northern isles. only minutes earlier, it have mist 4 wheels and south of this was the three—way radio england again but a warm and humid exchange between the iranian guards, the tanker and a royal navy warship. night. these patches have low cloud and mistand night. these patches have low cloud and mist and fog won't last long tomorrow, sunshine developing far and wide. the winds that have been quite strong and gusty today will be lighter tomorrow, probably will feel hotter in the sunshine. temperatures could be 29, 30 widely across the tanker was intercepted in omani waters by iranian forces operating out of nearby base, england and wales. with that heat the royal navy was too far away to intervene. and humidity, things go bang beginning tuesday night. torrential downpours and some thunderstorms, initially, during the evening across the problem for the british government is this, it clearly needs to protect wales and england. any remaining
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its shipping in the gulf — you can see here how easily this tanker was diverted towards the iranian coast. but the royal navy doesn't have rain in scotland clears away in the enough ships to do the job alone so it has to be part morning, one or two residual showers of a multinational forces. but britain does not want to be seen in scotland and northern ireland on to be tied too closely to the very wednesday. otherwise a lot of sunshine and southerly winds again. hawkish us policy towards iran. probably not too much heat in excess meanwhile, this iranian tanker is being held off gibraltar. it was seized onjuly in the west, most of the inner east. 4th by local police, backed up by royal marines, possibly 37 degrees by thursday for allegedly breaking eu sanctions. iran wants it released, setting a new record. over the next few days, heat and humidity bills, and threatened reciprocal action. the focus of the really high i wouldn't draw too many parallels temperature is more toward the between the gibraltar arrest, south—east of england. then we have which was carried out under international law for the breaking that cooler and fresher, more of eu sanctions, on the one hand, co mforta ble, that cooler and fresher, more comfortable, yet arriving from the with this aggressive act of piracy atla ntic comfortable, yet arriving from the atlantic during friday until the weekend so temperatures will other that took place in omani places will be dry by then. waters on the other hand. there is another royal navy warship heading to the gulf, the destroyer hms duncan,
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but it is only replacing the warship that is already there. britain's surface fleet has almost halved since 2005. and there is a much bigger issue lurking in the background. the multinational iran nuclear deal is falling apart after the us pulled out. iran is now suffocating this is bbc news. our latest headlines: under us sanctions. foreign office minister sir alan duncan resigns ultimately, it's only diplomacy that at the prospect of borisjohnson can reduce the ever increasing becoming prime minister tension in the gulf. and a no—deal brexit, as the conservative leadership race frank gardner, bbc news. enters its final hours. iran's seizure of a british—registered tanker in the gulf — theresa may chairs an emergency and frank's with me in the studio. meeting in whitehall to discuss how to respond. we don't yet know what was discussed today's other leadership contest — the new leader of the liberal democrats will be announced in about an hour and a half. in the cobra meeting, but the jo swinson and ed davey apparent of uk input without allies helping us at the moment is a worry. are vying for the top job. it is. we do know roughly what they bloodshed in hong kong as gangs of men in white attack pro—democracy discussed at the cobra meeting protesters at a train station. because they were looking at ways to protect maritime shipping gone through the strait of hotness but without appearing to be part of some
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sport now on afternoon great big us live with hugh ferris. adam peaty appears to be in a league the challenge with britain is that of his own, doesn't he? it clearly has got a problem, not he does. enough chips to be able to escort every single british flagged tanker adam peaty not been beaten over this distance for five years— going through that very important might say he's unpeatable— strategic checkpoint. it has to be won world 100 metres breaststroke for third time in a row— pa rt strategic checkpoint. it has to be part of a multinational force. the after breaking wr in the semi americans have enough ships to do it but a briton is not on the same page we thought it might go again as the americans would come to what in the final in south korea. policy on how to deal with iran. not to be this time, iran has waited patiently for years since the us put out of the nuclear but significant compensation deal, it has waited for europe to in the shape of a british 1—2 — come up with something satisfactory james wilby came second, to get around those very tough something of a surprise. sanctions. it has been a case of basically too little too late. britain is trying along with european partners to save the iran it's his first world nuclear deal, america is not. it has medal, but for peaty the golds just keep on coming basically given up on the deal. from my my biggest demon yesterday was i had the doubt that president trump got to bea my biggest demon yesterday was i had to be a better version of myself. i elected, that deal was in trouble
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made a timely mistake but the most because he said it was the worst deal in the world, he didn't like important lesson coming here is i still learning. i am always the legacy of president obama in the middle east. he wanted any deal to learning, always trying to improve and that is the most important thing include iran's ballistic missile we can have going into the olympics next year. technology, support for terrorist. put into context, peaty that deal only supports on the has broken the world record five times, has the 15 nuclear issue, iran has complied to fastest times in history. nobody had swam under the letter of that deal, but it only 58 seconds before. focuses on one thing. the americans peaty broke 57 yesterday. and we're all watching it are the hardliners, people likejohn bolton, the national security disappointed with 57.111. advisor, are pushing to make life so difficult for iran that they think it is going to come begging back to did you really say unbeatable? the table, bringing a deal that includes missiles. that won't trying to work out the cheesiest way happen, iran is far too proud for to say that. let's talk about gareth that. the diplomacy going on now- bale. volt to get to the point where the still a real madrid sale we have one of your vessels, player but for how long? you have one of yours — let's just something that happens at all levels of the game being played out swap. the iranians have already got in rather an ugly fashion
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to that point. the reigning tanker and in the public glare. his boss zinedine zidane has said it's best for everyone if bale leaves the bernabeu, picked up by british royal marines where he's won one league titleand four champions league trophies. in gibraltar, they consider that to be an act of maritime piracy. to put out a few conflicting stories about the player's agent has fired back that zidane is a disgrace why this particular ship was for the way he's treated bale. impounded but then eventually admitted it was tit—for—tat. what if he was to leave there has britain was saying it's not. would be plenty of options, saying it is very two different including we understand today two cases because the reigning ship was clubs who are intrested in taking him to the chinese super league carrying oil intended for a syrian where he could earn £1 million a week. port in contravention of eu sanctions, therefore it was illegal next to another superstar who may well be leaving so sanctions, therefore it was illegal so that has been impounded for a their club, paul pogba. he's been linked with a move away number of days. what is this was from manchester united, just a pure act of maritime piracy— not least because what both the midfielder and his agent has had thatis just a pure act of maritime piracy— that is the view of britain. i think to say over the last few weeks. but his current team—matejuan mata one way to get this logjam broken as if they can bring in a third party, says he hopes pogba stays. a mediator or negotiate, whether it we all know paul and he is a fantastic midfielder, he is a very be russia, china, oman, kuwait. at
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good guy. very positive, good the moment, the logjam is to be broken, the two sides will sit and influence for everyone. i think he is happy, he brings everyone refused to move. do you like that together but i cannot speak for other people, i can now speak about technology? that was good. myself and my future in the club. as a team—mate and friend i would like the conservative mp for dover, him to stay and be happy because he charlie elphicke, has been charged isa with three counts of sexual him to stay and be happy because he is a very good player for us. but i assault against two women. mr elphicke denies any wrongdoing cannot say much else. and says he retains the full support of his constituency party chairman. danny cipriani's chances of being the allegations date selected for the rugby world cup back to 2007 and 2016. appear slim after he was left oput he will appear before of england's latest training squad. the gloucester fly—half had been magistrates in september. named in eddiejones‘ official training squad for the torunament the new leader of the liberal democrats will be at the start of the month. announced this afternoon. but his omission from the party travelling to italy — jo swinson and ed davey have been vying for the position which is for reasons other after sir vince cable announced than injury — will be earlier this year that he seen as significant. tracey neville says she doesn't know would be stepping down. who'll replace her as the head coach so what does each of england's netball team. they finished third candidate stand for? at the world cup, beating south africa in the third place play jo swinson says she wants off in liverpool yesterday. to "reshape the economy and tackle it was neville's last match climate change." in charge as she takes a step she says there is no back from the sport. possibility of doing a deal with a brexiteer — and she includesjeremy corbyn i look at the coaches within england
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in that — describing him and you wanted to go to one of your as a ‘danger to our country'. fellow coaches who you have come up and she'd only go into coalition if electoral reform were on the table. with through the netball circles, her opponent ed davey you know how dedicated to the sport and know the culture of our english says he would put brexit sport and that is important for the roses. however it isn't down to us to make that decision and we know our politcal correspondent, jessica that england netball will make the best decision for this programme and parker, is in central london. we will support them 100%. we will know at four o'clock this that's all the sport for now. afternoon? yes, that's right, the more now on the lib dems, as the party's new leader will be announced this afternoon. results will be announced at this jo swinson and ed davey have been venue vying for the position results will be announced at this venuein results will be announced at this venue in a central london. you will after sir vince cable announced be able to see that the set is being earlier this year that he would be stepping down. let's talk to the liberal democrat mp chuka umunna. constructed as rees see our he's in our westminster studio. speaking. as you mention, this is between the two people, so ed davey i haven't got used to saying that andjo yet, have you? yes, i have. who are between the two people, so ed davey and jo swinson. it's an interesting you backing? i am not backing either contest because whilst there is not of the candidates, both of whom i a great deal between them on issues think would be fantastic leaders and good candidates to be prime minister
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around, for example, brexit, that not least because i don't actually they want to see another referendum have a vote. ijoined the party and the uk to remain in the eu, after the deadline. call me cynical there has broadly been the question as to who can cut through and reach but you are leaving yourself rather well place for a good job for new voters ? as to who can cut through and reach new voters? because the lib dems have recently seen some success whoever gets in. i was asked by after some wilderness years, they vince cable, the current leader, did well in local and european after ijoined the party to lead on elections, i think the party is not looking for someone who can build on economic and business policy for the that success and reach out to voters party and this is a key moment in over the coming months and years. —— our country's history generally, not just in there being a leadership the party is now looking for election that would finish for the lib dems but in the governing someone. the party is now looking for someone. until that conservative party and you have a the party is now looking for someone. untilthat100,000, the party is now looking for someone. until that 100,000, a little over, has taken part in this situation where you have a dysfunctional economy, we are one of about. they could load up to one the biggest in the world, but more o'clock this afternoon because voting is electronic, making the lib than 1a million are living in dems a modern kind of party. poverty. we have got big studio: in terms of policies, there is little difference between these inequalities and people are struggling and they look at the two two ? main parties in our broken political system that are consumed with reporter: yes, you're right. there is no great ideological schism here. division, have provided the leadership people expect and are
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looking for a solution to that and i both are very much agree on what kind of direction they want to take think the leadership contest we have had in the liberal democrats is a on brexit. inheriting what vince good advert for what our party can do for the nation. we have had an cable has said, that they desperately want to try and stop orderly, respectful, thoughtful brexit, trying to have another referendum in order to do that. i debate. whoever wins this contrast will come on the 100% support of think so ed davey, former imagery every single liberal democrat mp. secretary, seen as quite strong on there is a unity of purpose and environmental and climate issues. u nless there is a unity of purpose and unless you can come together and run butjo swinson very much behind yourselves effectively, you can't changes on that in creating green hope to run the country effectively jobs and technological routes in and the two main parties are simply order to try and improve technology not up to doing that and if boris johnson becomes prime minister, your in the future. so i do not think there is a great deal of difference report in your lead item is that his number two at the foreign office when he was a foreign secretary has in ideology between these two, both just left government because of the rolling out coalitions as well. that isa rolling out coalitions as well. that is a key point because lib dems are prospect of borisjohnson becoming prime minister. we provide a seen as com plete is a key point because lib dems are seen as key players in the coming prime minister. we provide a complete contrast to all of that. we months. they have only 12 mps but will help to leave it there for now. the arithmetic in parliament is thank you very much. some breaking pretty delicate, those 12 might news. the man known as nick has been matter. found guilty of fabricating claims about a westminster therapy you're watching afternoon live,
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these are our headlines: paedophile ring. he is called beach, with voting due to close later in the conservative leadership contest — one of borisjohnson's most outspoken critics resigns found guilty of perverting the from the government. new pictures from inside a british course of justice tanker in the gulf after it was found guilty of perverting the course ofjustice and one of fraud. seized by iranian troops. the alleged offences alleged claims the government's cobra emergency committee met earlier today to plan its response. 00:19:13,875 --> 2147483051:46:21,652 and, the new leader 2147483051:46:21,652 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 of the liberal democrats will be that former prime minister ted heath we re that former prime minister ted heath were pa rt of that former prime minister ted heath were part of a child six ring and that three boys were murdered. our home affairs correspondentjune kelly will bring us the background ina kelly will bring us the background in a moment but he had claimed to be abused by a westminster paedophile ring and has been convicted at newcastle crown court. it was only at the end of last year that called beach, a former health service manager and school governor from gloucestershire could be named publicly. he spun a tale of a vip paedophile ring operating in the heart of london and beyond. dolphin
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square and apartment block close to the houses of parliament was one location where in the 70s and 80s he said he and other boys were taken to be abused and tortured. he even claimed he had witnessed three boys being murdered. allegations that seniorfigures in being murdered. allegations that senior figures in public life sexually abuse children more than 30 yea rs sexually abuse children more than 30 years ago. while his identity was protected, he spoke to journalists. and in 2014, bbc news made the police investigation into his allegations a lead story. it is something that stays with you forever because the memories never go. among those he accused of abusing him were lord bramall, a former chief of the defence staff. lord britain who is leon britton served as home secretary. and harvey proctor, next tory mp. their homes we re proctor, next tory mp. their homes were searched, their reputations falsely undermined. carl beech name jimmy savile as another of his
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abusers and in the post several climate, this was the police response. nick has been spoken to experienced officers, he has been spoken to by officers from the murder command. they and i believe what nick is saying is to be credible and to be true. the police investigation codenamed operation midland went on for 18 months. but no one came forward to cooperate carl beech's claims. operation midland was eventually wound up and later pilloried in an official report. meanwhile those carl beech had falsely accused finally cleared of suspicion denounced the way police had pursued them. of suspicion denounced the way police had pursued themlj of suspicion denounced the way police had pursued them. i think they regarded me... to be... disposable. if they had taken any trouble to put their effort onto
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questioning the so—called victim, i think they would have found that it was very unlikely. lord brittan who was very unlikely. lord brittan who was suffering from cancer died during the police investigation. the former prime minister sir edward heath was among those accused who had already died before carl beech made his false allegations. police then began investigating carl beech. today in court, he admitted concocting his abusive story. it can now be revealed the detectives discovered carl beech was himself a paedophile. he had amassed hundreds of sexual images of children and secretly filmed a boy indecently. child abuse survivors who are now campaigners feel betrayed by the man they thought they knew. it is disgraceful what that man has done. to so many people and to the whole court of trying to take forward the
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argument for those who have been abused. we can also report for the first time that while awaiting trial, carl beech skipped bail and fled the country. this was him in court in sweden when he was finally found. last autumn he was extradited to face justice found. last autumn he was extradited to facejustice in found. last autumn he was extradited to face justice in the uk. found. last autumn he was extradited to facejustice in the uk. in january he admitted the paedophile offences. today with his abuse claims, he pleaded guilty to being a liar and claims, he pleaded guilty to being a liarand a claims, he pleaded guilty to being a liar and a fraud. our correspondence is at newcastle crown court. we will talk to her later on about these latest developments. the australian swimmer mack horton has refused to share the medal podium with chinese rival sun yang, after accusing him of being a drug cheat. sun won gold in the 400m freestyle at the world aquatic championships in south korea just ahead of horton.
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he was suspended in 2014 for testing positive for a banned substance, which he said was for a heart complaint. and as we know, this is not a new issue for the sporting world. here with me now is goldie sayers, who 11 years after competing in the beijing olympics finally received her bronze medal this weekend after her competitor mariya abakumova tested positive for a banned substance and was stripped of her silver medal. congratulations. thank you. just wondered talking about the australian, do you have sympathy for him refusing to get on the podium with a chinese swimmer like that?” do, absolutely. it is one thing to compete against an athlete who hasn't been convicted of drugs but it isa hasn't been convicted of drugs but it is a different thing to know someone it is a different thing to know someone hasn't been suspended for a doping allegation or doping violation and then come back into the sport and they do get the benefit of the drugs they have taken previously in the future. those who haven't been doing that, been training very hard, many spending their life to was this one moment.
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do you feel angry orjust what when this sort of thing...? do you feel angry orjust what when this sort of thing. . . ? i didn't find out about my competitor testing positive until 2016, 2008 was eight yea rs before positive until 2016, 2008 was eight years before that. i think you just don't get the moment on the podium at the time and was that would have been lovely on saturday being in front of friends and family and the london olympic stadium was very special but i'll never get that moment on the podium back and initially i was very angry and a bit frustrated but actually i have had the benefit of time and having retired from sport and now i see it asa retired from sport and now i see it as a huge positive. it was such an amazing, overwhelming occasion at the weekend and ijust feel very positive because from a teenager i wa nted positive because from a teenager i wanted to stand on an olympic podium and now i have won an olympic medal and now i have won an olympic medal and it is just and now i have won an olympic medal and it isjust an and now i have won an olympic medal and it is just an overwhelming sense of achievement. time has healed to some extent but you must have been really angry because as you say, this was your moment and you were
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cheated out of it. i was and i'm sure i missed out on a lot of sponsorship and i did lose out on bonuses on the sponsorship contracts. you are smiling which is remarkable. i am an eternal optimist and if you think of everything you have lost, it will eat away at me. i didn't go into this sport to and money will be famous, i just did athletics and sport to see how could i could be out something. but you go into win? you do but i can only control what i do and at the time you couldn't speak out about doping cheats or rush and things like that, even though we knew russian athletes we re even though we knew russian athletes were cheating as athletes but no one had uncovered the story, you have no evidence that drug cheats have cheated so you can only assume... what is it that you can tell that others can't? you compete against athletes for a long time and you see
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changes. i was in the weight room everyday for 20 years and i don't develop muscle in that way. i am a bit different, i am genetically not able to produce as much muscle but it was fairly obvious. what do you have any sympathy for the cheats given that we have an inkling of the sort of pressure they're under two win? ido. people sort of pressure they're under two win? i do. people have often said, what would you say to maria if you met her? if she knew she was cheating and shoot deliberately cheated, then i would have a different opinion but i would suspect russian athletes don't get a choice and that is so sad. we don't know what the medical implications are going to be later in life, have heard of organ failure and i feel terribly sorry for her because she will never know how good she could have been on her own and she was a very talented athlete as a youngster. at least i know i was
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pretty good at throwing a spear. you are an olympic medallist!” pretty good at throwing a spear. you are an olympic medallist! i look at this, i haven't had time to look at it and this, i haven't had time to look at itand yeah, this, i haven't had time to look at it and yeah, i am very, very proud. it is nice to feel proud of yourself in life and certainly on saturday that was one of those moments. you have just had the party of all parties to celebrate because it is not just about you, it is parties to celebrate because it is notjust about you, it is about eve ryo ne notjust about you, it is about everyone who supported you in that time. yes, we had a fantastic celebration on saturday, it has been a well went but what is so lovely is it is not just a well went but what is so lovely is it is notjust about me. i had eve ryo ne it is notjust about me. i had everyone in the stadium, 150 people, physios, surgeons, doctors, medical staff, my coach, i had to say my first coach put in the wrong postcode so he missed it and he was the one person i wanted to say... he was picking up the tickets in westfield, but in the wrong postcode
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and missed the entire thing and was so and missed the entire thing and was so upset he couldn't come to the party. and he is the one person i wa nted party. and he is the one person i wanted to publicly say, i wouldn't have this if it wasn't for him. it was lovely to say thank you to all those people and that was so much more than all the things i have lost out on in the last 11 years. this is all fairly recent so can i say thank you and many congratulations. you are an olympic medallist. thank you, that sounds very, very nice. it hasn't sunk in yet but it will do, probably this week when i'm back to normality. what is normality? i do a lot of property refurbishments. i performance coach and other olympic sport and do a lot of businesses in schools and hopefully can inspire a few people to follow their dreams because it is lovely to achieve what you have always wanted to end life. thank you.
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india has begun its most ambitious space mission to date. the chandrayaan two, which means moon vehicle, was successfully launched after it was called off last week due to a technical hitch. if the mission succeeds, it will become the first spacecraft to land on the south pole of the moon. here's the latest from our south asia correspondent rajini vaidyanathan in delhi. this is a historic moment for the country. this is an historic moment for the country, at 2.43pm from a small island off the bay of bengal independents away‘s space dreams soared to new height. chandrayaan 2 is due to land in september when it is expected to searchest search for water and examine the moon's surface, if successful india will become the fourth country to soft land on the moon, joining india, china, and russia to do so. now india's space ambitions are growing, the country's prime minister says that he is opening to send an indian into orbit by the year 2022. in the past some
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people have questioned whether this country should be investing in this sort of thing, while millions continue to live in poverty, but those behind today's mission say it was a relatively low cost programme, with a price tag of round £116 million. that was less than half the budget of the latest avenger‘s film. a man who lied about being abused by a beautiful ring has been found guilty. with voting due to close later in the conservative leadership contest — one of borisjohnson's most outspoken critics resigns from the government. and, the new leader of the liberal democrats will be announced this afternoon — with mpsjo swinson and ed davey vying for the topjob. here's your business headlines on afternoon live.
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a senior whirlpool executive has apologised to customers affected by the company's dangerous tumble dryers that it sold in the uk for 11 years. whirlpool is now launching a full recall of any remaining fire—prone dryers, nearly four years after first alerting people to the safety issue. too few rail passengers are claiming compensation for delayed or cancelled trains. the watchdog transport focus says more customers should make the claims. that way they will send a message to train operators that they must improve their services. just 35% of passengers sought their money back last year, leaving as much as £100 million unclaimed. nearly 70,000 volvo cars in the uk have been recalled over a fire risk related to an engine problem. it said that only in the most extreme cases the fault could cause fires. all the affected cars were made between 2014 and 2019. it is part of a worldwide recall which affects around half a million volvo vehicles.
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now the biggest grossing film of all time. this is avengers endgame. you have to admire disney, they have been really pushing this, they came out with a director's cut version of it. they also did a release of spider—man as well which ties in with the creative universe of marble. does that count in the figures? no. what it does is it encourages people to go back and see an earlier part of a story so the box office takings of avengers endgame increased as spider—man came on. because the story all interact. but if you take into account
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inflation, i'm afraid avatar is still ahead and avengers endgame is down at number five. guess which is the biggest of all time? star wars. gone with the wind. still. it is 3.8 up. it is difficult to do totally but it is about 3.8 billion. move on. this is all about disney, as an amazing, it shows what a real powerhouse in this industry it has to come. if you look at the last weekend here in america, the top six films, five of them were disney. you mention spider—man, there was the lion king which did very good traffic at the box office and here we are talking about avengers endgame. the key takeaway from this
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is that sort of avatar box office ta ke is that sort of avatar box office take has been something of a holy grail for take has been something of a holy grailfora take has been something of a holy grail for a while, people didn't think it was possible to surpass it in part because trends had changed so in part because trends had changed so much, people are streaming so much more, they are going to see films less, prices at the box office to buy a cinema ticket are more expensive and because of these changing trends, there was an assumption it would be impossible to achieve it. as you point out, disney has been going at it hard. all of these extended cuts trying to draw these extended cuts trying to draw the super fans back in and it has paid off for the company who are celebrating. this isn't the only thing in the disney stable, it has become enormously powerful, taking over fox as well. yes and this goes back to this idea that if you look at disney at the moment, they are focused on these franchises and they are working them very hard. you have the marvel universe as one strand
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but remember this is the company that also owns star wars, then they have this huge back catalogue of classics so right now you're talking about lion king but we have seen in the past aladdin, you saw the jungle book, that gives them this content that they can continue working and when you have a big weekend like this, the impact on the bottom line ofjust one or two huge blockbuster movies in a year can make substantial difference for their profit numbers at the end of the year. making shareholders happy, making cinemagoers happy, i guess only those who want something different, they are the only ones who might be disappointed. a quick look at the markets. the pound looking very weak. worries about... thank you. brexit for anybody who missed that. let's have a look at the weather. temperatures are
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certainly going to be going up over the next few days and it will be a interesting week ahead. may well be a record breaker as well. thejuly record is 36.7 degrees, that was set on the 1st ofjuly 2015 at heathrow and temperatures are going to be very close to that by thursday in the south—east of england and once again. could be a record—breaking week. together with the heat and the rising temperatures, we have rising humility. it will be very uncomfortable not just by humility. it will be very uncomfortable notjust by day but by night as well and when you have the two, chance of rain which could be torrential and thundery too. today we had rain in the north west of scotland. there have been some areas of cloud, quite thin in wales and the south—west. in between most places enjoying some sunshine. quite a warm day for northern ireland, the highest temperatures for eastern england, 29, maybe even 30 degrees later this afternoon. most places
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will be enjoying some sunshine to end the day. the rain clears away from northern parts of scotland, we will see mist and fog arriving, particularly towards wales at the south—west of england but a warm night, quite a muggy night as well. temperatures typically 14 to 17 degrees. tomorrow that grey and misty start shouldn't last too long. areas of low cloud which will quickly burn off and we will see any rain clearing away from shetland. plenty of sunshine. part in the sunshine and temperatures widely 29, 30 degrees for england and wales, probably picking up 34 in the south—east but all that eat and that building humidity means we are likely to get some thundery downpours and arriving properly tuesday evening at the south—west and wales. torrential bursts of rain, very loud night to come is that wetter weather and storms pushed their way northwards, clearing away from scotland on wednesday morning leaving behind one
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or two residual showers and for northern ireland, sunshine returns quite widely and the heat for the western side of the uk it will be hotter further east. temperatures 33, maybe even 34 degrees at the peak of the heat is expected to be in the south—east of england on thursday and here there is temperatures close to thatjuly record, 36, possibly even 37 degrees. the heat and humidity will build up in the next few days, the highest temperatures will be in the south—east of the uk, could be some thunderstorms then it gets cooler and fresher as we get atlantic air by the end of the week.
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hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. today at three. a man who lied about being abused by a vip westminster paedophile ring has been convicted of fraud and perverting the course of justice. foreign office minister sir alan duncan resigns at the prospect of borisjohnson becoming prime minister and a no—deal brexit. iran's seizure of a british—registered tanker in the gulf — theresa may chairs an emergency meeting in whitehall to discuss how to respond. in the next hour, the new leader of the liberal democrats will be announced live on bbc news. jo swinson and ed davey are jockeying for the top job.
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and in hong kong, armed mobs assault pro—democracy protesters — just who were the masked men who carried out the attack? coming up on afternoon live all the sport. adam peaty has won the 100 metres breastro ke world title for a third time, he is unbeaten in five years over 100 metres breaststroke, he has claimed his third world title in a row. shall you help he did a little later on. it will be hot this week because it a warm and breezy day today but it will really be heating up, humidity will be rising as well. could be close to a record. all the details later on. going up... 50 years after the apollo 11 mission, india aims to be the first
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to land on the moon's south pole. hello, everyone — this is afternoon live. i'm simon mccoy. our breaking news this afternoon — a former nurse carl beech has been found guilty of inventing a westminster vip ring, which he claimed carried out a string of murders and sexual assaults. known in media reports as ‘nick‘, he accused senior politicians, army top brass and security chiefs of sadistic sexual abuse, and said he'd witnessed three boys being murdered in the 1970s and 1980s. a jury at newcastle crown court convicted him of 12 counts of perverting the course ofjustice, and one of fraud. he will be sentenced on friday. our home affairs correspondent june kelly has this report.
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during this trial, carl beech stood in the dock with tears in his eyes as he described three children being murdered as he said that he himself was abused when he was a child. he said he was electrocuted, used as a human dartboa rd, he said he was electrocuted, used as a human dartboard, he said he was even bitten by a snake. there was a long list of power for men he accused. among them harvey proctor, lord britton, i do like prime minister, edward heath. by returning these redoubts, the jury agrees with the prosecution. carl beech, himself a convicted paedophile, was in fact a liar. june kelly reports. as scotland yard investigated his claims, he was known by the pseudonym "nick". it was only at the end of last year that carl beech, a former health service manager and school governor from gloucestershire,
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could be named publicly. he spun a tale of a vip paedophile ring operating in the heart of london and beyond. dolphin square, an apartment block close to the houses of parliament, was one location where in the 70s and 80s, he said he and other boys were taken to be abused and tortured. he even claimed he had witnessed three boys being murdered. allegations that senior figures in public life sexually abused children more than 30 years ago... while his identity was protected, he spoke to journalists. and in 2014, bbc news made the police investigation into his allegations a lead story. it's something that stays with you forever because of the memories never go. among those he accused of abusing him were lord bramall, a former chief of the defence staff. lord britton who, as leon britton, served as home secretary. and harvey proctor, an ex tory mp.
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their homes were searched, their reputations falsely undermined. beech named jimmy savile as another of his abusers. and in the post—savile climate, this was the police response. nick has been spoken to by experienced officers from the child abuse command. he has been spoken to by officers from the murder command. they are and i believe that what nick is saying to be credible and true. the police investigation, codenamed operation midland, went on for 18 months. but no one came forward to corroborate carl beech's claims. operation midland was eventually wound up and later pilloried in an official report. meanwhile, those beech had falsely accused — finally cleared of suspicion — denounced the way that police had pursued them. i think they regarded me... ..to be... ..disposable.
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if they had taken any trouble to put their effort onto questioning the so—called victim, i think they would have found it was very unlikely. lord britton, he was suffering from cancer, died during the police investigation. the former prime minister, sir edward heath, was among those accused who'd already died before carl beech made his false allegations. police then began investigating carl beech. today in court, he admitted concocting his abuse story. it can now be revealed that detectives discovered that carl beech was himself a paedophile. he had amassed hundreds of sexual images of children, and secretly filmed a boy indecently. child abuse survivors, who are now campaigners, feel betrayed by the man they thought they knew. it is disgraceful what that man has
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done to so many people. and to the whole cause of trying to take forward the argument for those who have been abuse. for those who have been abused. we can also report for the first time that while awaiting trial, beech skipped bail and fled the country. this was him in court in sweden where he was finally found. last autumn, he was extradited to face justice in the uk. in january, he admitted the paedophile offences. today, with his abuse claims, he pleaded guilty to being a liar and a fraud. june kelly, bbc news, at newcastle crown court. what has been really striking about this trial is the effect it has had on the accused. one of the people too ill to give evidence was field marshal lord bramall. he is in his
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90s, marshal lord bramall. he is in his 905, add marshal lord bramall. he is in his 90s, add veteran,. we saw and caught an interview he gave to the police. he said to them that he hoped he could report to superheroes that there is no case to answer, otherwise, his reputation was being damaged on the internet which was unheard given his time of life. who said when put me into google on the internet, it's the first thing you get, you cannot take that off. carl beech is an evil man, he has done so much damage to people. we head harvey proctor says he lost his livelihood while under suspicion. there has been without on the metropolitan police, millions of pounds were spent on this investigation, no charges have been brought. we are still awaiting the full results of an investigation into the metropolitan police. the
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bbc, like otherjournalists, interviewed nick. the police investigation was a lead story. now we have had a statement from the bbc saying, in 2014, the bbc reported serious allegations in the public interest which were the basis of a police murder investigation, and which the police later described as credible and true. carl beech has since been exposed as a fantasist and a serial liar, not least by an investigation by the bbc‘s panorama. we express our utmost sympathy to those falsely accused by carl beech and martin allen. martin allen was a child who went missing in london in late 1970s. when the bbc interviewed carl beech, they asked him about that boy and carl beech said that he believed that martin allen was one of the children who was murdered. of
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course, what the cps helped towed us during this trial is like this gives false hope to the family of martin allen, who thought that may be, from what carl beech people, they might be able to draw some kind of conclusion and understand what happened to him. that is the delight is from here at newcastle crown court. —— that is the latest here from crown court. we expect carl beech to be sentenced on friday. the foreign office minister sir alan duncan has resigned from the government, quitting ahead of an expected borisjohnson victory in the race to be conservative leader and prime minister. and that the last couple of minutes, jeremy hunt has tweeted to sir alan duncan saying:
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thatis that is the tweet from jeremy hunt to siralan duncan, that is the tweet from jeremy hunt to sir alan duncan, who quit on the basis that the next prime minister is borisjohnson. the chancellor philip hammond and justice secretary david gauke have already said they intend to resign if mrjohnson wins, and it's thought other ministers could follow suit. our political correspondent jonathan blake reports. edging towards the finish — still the front runner, borisjohnson takes a few more steps towards the job he's always wanted and the chance to cross the threshold of a rather more famous black door than this one. his opponent, who called himself the underdog from the start, is hoping the race isn't over just yet. but jeremy hunt's chances of overtaking mrjohnson seem slim. a final flourish from boris johnson, likening a new brexit deal to landing on the moon, writing in the daily telegraph:
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his supporters say it can be done. borisjohnson will do three things that will change the dynamic. first, absolute resolve as prime minister that we will leave by the end of october. that has been missing. he will restore cabinet‘d collective responsibility. and above all, inject optimism into this enterprise we are embarked on. others are deeply uneasy about boris johnson going into number ten. foreign office minister alan duncan has resigned before the result is even announced. others supporting jeremy hunt are warning against packing the cabinet with staunch brexit supporters. if you want to put your tanks on the lawn at a critical time, fine, do that, but it would only produce a response from colleagues in parliament that i don't think anyone wants to see. i am working on the basis that whoever wins wants to see a deal,
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because that is in the uk's best interest, and accordingly, that is where all efforts should be. from a former prime minister to the new one, whoever it is, a reminder that arguments over whether the public should have another say won't be settled anytime soon. three years and more on from that vote, we have a wealth more information at our fingertips. and is it really undemocratic to go back to people and say, with a decision of this magnitude, we are asking you, do you want to tell us again or think again? the stage has been set here at westminster for a change of prime minister, but whoever it is will know the difficulties theresa may faced getting brexit over the line here in parliament, awkward mps on the backbenches, no real majority in the commons and no change in the eu's position — those things won't disappear overnight. theresa may returned to downing street today knowing
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that the police escort, the trappings of office and the responsibilities of being prime minister will soon rest with someone else. jonathan blake, bbc news, westminster. and we can talk tojonathan blake in westminster now. i'm sure we will be hearing from alan duncan in more detail later on. what is clear that whoever is going to become prime minister is going to have a battle of the backbenchers? yes, there has been a lot of talk about unity during this leadership contest, that whoever wins, the party should fall in line behind him. frankly, idon't party should fall in line behind him. frankly, i don't think there is much chance of that happening. we are starting to see signals that if borisjohnson does win will face a tough task to keep his own party line. backbenchers have made life very difficult for theresa may, those who are staunchly opposed to
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eight no—deal brexit under any circumstances, are set, i think, to make life difficult for boris johnson. sir alan duncan will be one of those, he did not mention boris johnson back nine in his resignation letter. he has made it clear that he has no fan of brexit at all, calling ita has no fan of brexit at all, calling it a dark cloud. also describing himself as being deeply upset about some of the fruitful discussions he had about the possible release of nazanin cigarette with being brought to an abrupt halt. he has been critical of borisjohnson, describing himself as a looper skipper. and throwing sir kim darroch under the bus after leaked e—mails came to light. the scale and organisation of this rebellion, if we can call it that, i supposing eight no—deal brexit is yet to become clear. i think we are seeing a chance for those in government who
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don't want to serve under boris johnson under a ministerial post having a say and firing a warning shot. just looking at laura kuenssberg's twitter account, she describes this as extraordinary. saying: : describes this as extraordinary. saying:: there you go, i think that is just saying:: there you go, i think that isjust a saying:: there you go, i think that is just a signal of how upset and worried people are about what boris johnson might do if and when he is on us as johnson might do if and when he is on us as the new tory leader and prime minister tomorrow. the working majority that boris johnson has prime minister tomorrow. the working majority that borisjohnson has now, officially, the new prime minister's working majority in the house of commons will be too. early enough to rely on at all when you have a good
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handful of mps willing to disrupt any prime minister was my attempt to ta ke any prime minister was my attempt to take the uk out of the eu without a deal. no problems are building up even before borisjohnson has taken office. it is not a foregone conclusion, the vows are being counted today and the results will be announced tomorrow lunchtime. in an hour's time, liberal democrats are set to announce their new leader. jo swinson and ed davey have been vying for the position — after sir vince cable announced earlier this year that he they are all pretty much ready, less than an hour now? yes, announcements at four o'clock. the stage is being set, the chairs are being lined up. at four o'clock will hear whether it is indeed jo swinson, current deputy leader of liberal democrats, author ed davey, former energy secretary ed
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at the coalition government. jo swinson has been the bookies favourite but ed davey seems to have runa favourite but ed davey seems to have run a good campaign. what is the difference between the two candidates? there is no great schism in opening up here, the set i have a unity of purpose, critically on brexit. both candidates very clear that they want another referendum and the uk to remain in the eu. perhaps this is more about who can cut through and capitalise on recent electoral success of the lib dems have seen in local and european elections. i thinkjo swinson, as she would be the first female leader of the lib dems, she would have a good chance of garnering that media attention that the party wants to see. but fans of sir ed davey would say he has experience of high levels of government and its particular strong on environmental issues. 100,000 plus lib dem members have been looting, they have been able to vote right up until one o'clock this afternoon because most of it has
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been electronic. jo swinson, the bookies favourite. so often happens in politics, and things can happen. —— unexpected things can happen. you're watching afternoon live, these are our headlines: a man who lied about being abused by a vip westminster paedophile ring has been convicted of fraud and perverting the course of justice. with voting due to close at 5pm in the conservative leadership contest — one of borisjohnson's most outspoken critics resigns from the government. and, the new leader of the liberal democrats will be announced in less than an hour's time here on bbc news — with mpsjo swinson and ed davey vying for the topjob. and in sport: adam peaty wins a third world title in the 100 metres breaststroke. his world record from yesterday though remains intact, as peaty leads home james wilby in a british 1—2. the chinese super league emerges as a possible destination for real madrid's gareth bale as his agent and manager's war of words escalates. and danny cipriani's
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chances of benig picked for the rugby world cup recede even further as he's left out of england's latest training camp. i'll be back with more on those stories later. theresa may has been chairing a meeting of the government's emergency committee, cobra, to discuss iran's seizure of a british—registered oil tanker in the gulf. troops from the iranian revolutionary guard boarded the ship in the strait of hormuz on friday — after tehran said it was "violating international maritime rules". helped seize an iranian ship off gibraltar. our security correspondent, frank gardner, reports. under a new flag. pictures released today show the swedish—owned but british—flagged tanker, the stena impero, flying an iranian flag. it's being held just off iran's strategic port of bandar abbas after a dramatic capture at sea on friday. this was iranian revolutionary guards fast—roping down on to her deck to take her over.
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only minutes earlier, this was the three—way radio exchange between the iranian guards, the tanker and a royal navy warship: the tanker was intercepted in omani waters by iranian forces operating out of nearby bases. the royal navy was too far away to intervene. the problem for the british government is this — it clearly needs to protect its shipping in the gulf. you can see here how easily this tanker was diverted towards the iranian coast. but the royal navy doesn't have enough ships to do the job alone, so it has to be part of a multinational forces. but britain does not want to be seen
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to be tied too closely to the very hawkish us policy towards iran. meanwhile, this iranian tanker is being held off gibraltar. it was seized onjuly 4th by local police, backed up by royal marines, for allegedly breaking eu sanctions. iran wants it released, and threatened reciprocal action. i wouldn't draw too many parallels between the gibraltar arrest, which was carried out under international law for the breaking of eu sanctions, on the one hand, with this aggressive act of piracy that took place in omani waters on the other hand. there is another royal navy warship heading to the gulf, the destroyer hms duncan, but it is only replacing the warship that is already there. britain's surface fleet has almost halved since 2005. and there is a much bigger issue lurking in the background. the multinational iran nuclear
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deal is falling apart after the us pulled out. iran is now suffocating under us sanctions. ultimately, it's only diplomacy that can reduce the ever increasing tension in the gulf. frank gardner, bbc news. india has begun its most ambitious space mission to date. the chandrayaan two, which means moon vehicle, was successfully launched — after it was called off last week due to a technical hitch. if the mission succeeds, it will become the first spacecraft to land on the south pole of the moon. here's the latest from our south asia correspondent rajini vaidyanathan in delhi. into these guys are off to the moon. from a small island by the bay of bengal, india's spy streams are soared to new heights. the unmanned lunar mission, chandrayaan two, was launched successfully. there was
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relief at the control centre. and across the country. i'm really happy that india is launching chandrayaan two and i'm proud to be an ending. it isa two and i'm proud to be an ending. it is a huge opportunity for india to take place amongst the great countries that are leading in astronomy like the us, russia, china. this mission is aiming to be the first to land on the unexplored lunar south pole, where it will search for water and collect more data about the moon. indian prime minister says he hoped that this launch will encourage more young people to take an interest in scientific research and innovation. there is huge excitement here but some question whether india should invest in the space race while millions live in poverty. others
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point out that the budget for the current main mission is far less than that of many hollywood blockbusters. india is hoping to send someone into space by the year 2022. but, for now, is celebrating its latest blockbuster moment. time for a look at the weather with darren bett. when we use that they would heat wave, you always get across. i'm very unnerved, i don't know what is coming. you should be. so you have heat during the day, heat during the night, no respite for a few days, thatis night, no respite for a few days, that is when you find health problems coming on. so we will be getting high humidity and heat over the next few days. building heat, rising temperatures, possibly record levels. we need to look at the jet
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streams to see what is happening. a fast—moving ribbon of air high up in the atmosphere. it was quite warm last week but nothing startling but the position is changing over the next few days, it is much more buckled, they to the north of the uk inducing an area of high pressure to build close to our shores. it means that rather than atlantic winds, we get wins coming all the way from north africa, just as we did a few weeks ago when we had that burst of extreme heat coming up. the realfocus of the heat will be in a south—east of england. this is the record to be could break later on in the week. the highest ever temperature across the whole of the uk forjuly. temperatures... you're engaged in this, aren't you? i arm! breaking
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records, that's different. he does it every hour. we could break those records later on this week. a little bit hot for summer, i suspect. you have probably noticed that today is much magyarfeel, even have probably noticed that today is much magyar feel, even though the winds are stronger. —— magyar. as you lose the strength of the wind, you lose the strength of the wind, you increase the humidity, so very uncomfortable. so if you have a friend standing outside the houses of parliament tomorrow, what should they wear? you threw me on that when you said a friend. i would probably suggest shorts, it depends if that friend has a knobbly knives. shorts and an open neck shirt.” friend has a knobbly knives. shorts and an open neck shirt. i think that
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friend can't wear that. but this won't last? we are getting a burst of heat as the wind direction changes but that is an area of low pressure looking to the west of the uk by thursday. it is not a particularly active weather front, not bringing a lot of rain, we may get from on tuesday night ahead of it. but that will bring in a change ofair it. but that will bring in a change of air mass. so instead of our air coming all the way from the south, it will come in from the atlantic by friday. that will be cooler and fresher air, lower humidity and more co mforta ble fresher air, lower humidity and more comfortable temperatures, both by day and night. as air mass want what? yep. another mistake! it's your forecast. people can write in and let us now. oh, they will. what
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and let us now. oh, they will. what a friend you are. so we have the heat building up this week, humidity also. those two combining gives you torrential rain and thunderstorms. that is what some parts of the country will see is that heat bills. we have had some rain around today, still reigning to what the highlands of scotland. not as many blue skies as northern ireland or eastern parts of england were temperatures will be close to 30 degrees in one or two places. but let heat and humidity will build, patiently drain away from northern parts of scotland. mist and allow cloud, perhaps 4, forming here and there especially towards southern england and wales. it will be a warm night, temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees,
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those are the minimum. into tomorrow, but mist and low cloud should not last long and we get sunshine far and wide. today has had a lot of gusty wind especially for the northern half of the uk, the winds will be like tomorrow, feeling hot in the sunshine. 34 degrees possible in the south—east of england. so we are building the heat, increasingly humidity, and thenit heat, increasingly humidity, and then it goes bang on the tuesday evening and tuesday night. thunderstorms ensure arriving in the south of england and wales, then it develops, pushing northwards into the midlands and northern half of the midlands and northern half of the uk. rain fishing the midlands and northern half of the uk. rainfishing in the midlands and northern half of the uk. rain fishing in scotland, that we are left with a few residual showers. it should be dry on the whole for most places. but as hot further west, the heat will be towards the southern half of england, maybe 34 degrees. in a south—east of the uk on thursday, this is where we could break those
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records, 36, possibly even 37, degrees. this is the story of the uk over the next few days, heat and humidity will be building, heist images towards the surface of the uk. then we get a fresher air from the atlantic, a change in wind direction once again so temperatures will drop away, it will get a little cooler and fresher, a little more co mforta ble cooler and fresher, a little more comfortable the weekend. emmas is towards! i thought so. this is bbc news. our latest headlines: a man who told police a string of lies about being abused by a vip paedophile ring in westminster has been convicted of fraud and
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perverting the course ofjustice. foreign office minister sir alan duncan resigns at the prospect of borisjohnson becoming prime minister and a no—deal brexit, as the conservative leadership race enters its final hours. iran's seizure of a british—registered tanker in the gulf — theresa may chairs an emergency meeting in whitehall to discuss how to respond. today's other leadership contest — the new leader of the liberal democrats will be announced in about half an hour live here on bbc news. jo swinson and ed davey are vying for the top job. bloodshed in hong kong as gangs of men in white attack pro—democracy protesters at a train station. and also this hour: we'll hearfrom women who say their breast implants gave them a chronic illness. sport now on afternoon live with hugh ferris. whenever you see adam peaty being interviewed, it puts a smile on your
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face. he is one of those good guys. a good guy, very successful guy as well. adam peaty is so good, he's essentiallyjust racing himself and the clock these days. the british olympic champion is now a three time world champion in the 100m breaststroke. he hasn't been beaten in five years over the distance and the margin of victory was again impressive in south korea this morning. peaty broke the world record for the fifth time yesterday in the semifinal, the first time he'd swam under 57 seconds. he couldn't do it again today, but significant compensation in the shape of a british 1—2 — james wilby came second. something of a surprise. it's his first world medal, but for peaty, it's yet another gold. my my biggest human today was getting faster than yesterday so i had to be a better version of myself. i made a
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mistake on the first length, try to force the speed a bit much. the most important lesson here is i am still learning. iam important lesson here is i am still learning. i am always learning, a lwa ys learning. i am always learning, always trying to improve and that is the most important thing we can have going into the olympics next year. peaty‘s winning time of 57.14 was the fourth fastest time in history. he has the 15 fastest times in history. i mentioned he's just gone under 57 seconds. nobody else in the world has gone under 58, that's why he's racing himself and not the rest of the field. he is quite remarkable. as someone who might be pondering the future is gareth bale. real madrid don't want him. something of a stand off — real madrid want to sell him and are attempting to make that very clear. his boss zinedine zidane has said it's best for everyone if they part ways, but bale has three years
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left on his contract. that makes him hard to shift and he's well within his rights to see that out. that may well be why zidane has been so public. in response, the player's agent has fired back that the real coach is a disgrace for the way he's treated bale, who's won four champoins league titles with the club. if he was to leave, there would be plenty of options, including we understand today two clubs who are intrested in taking him to the chinese super league where he could earn £1 million a week. next to another superstar who may well be leaving their club, paul pogba. he's been linked with a move away from manchester united, not least because what both the midfielder and his agent has had to say over the last few weeks. but his current teammatejuan mata sez he hopes pogba stays. we all know paul and he is a fantastic midfielder. he is a very good guy, very positive, good influence for everyone. he brings
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eve ryo ne influence for everyone. he brings everyone together. but i cannot speakfor other everyone together. but i cannot speak for other people, i everyone together. but i cannot speakfor other people, i cannot speakfor other people, i cannot speak about my future in the club and bisley as a team—mate and a friend i would like him to stay and be happy because he is a very good player for us, but i be happy because he is a very good playerfor us, but i cannot be happy because he is a very good player for us, but i cannot say much else. danny cipriani's chances of being selected for the rugby world cup appear slim after he was left oput of england's latest training squad. the gloucester fly—half had been named in eddiejones‘ official training squad for the torunament at the start of the month. but his omission from the party travelling to italy, which is for reasons other than injury, will be seen as significant. tracey neville says she doesn't know who'll replace her as the head coach of england's netball team. they finished third at the world cup, beating south africa in the third place play off in liverpool yesterday. it was neville's last match in charge as she takes a step back from the sport. i look at the coaches within england and you want it to go to one of your fellow coaches who you have come up
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with through the netball circles, you know how dedicated to the sport and know the culture of our english sport and that is important for the roses. however it isn't down to us to make that decision and we know that england netball will make the best decision for this programme and we will support them 100%. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more for you in the next hour. sir alan duncan, who resigned as europe minister earlier today, has told the bbc that he quit the government so that he could push for an emergency vote tomorrow on whether his colleagues support mr johnson. speaking to laura kuenssberg, he said he believes mrjohnson flies by the seat of his pants and is haphazard and ramshackle' why have you resigned?” why have you resigned? i decided i would anyway when the change in prime minister comes but i thought i'd do it a couple of days early just so i could say a few things, in particular i wanted to pay a proper
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tribute to the prime minister and foreign office. both institutions have been under attack and i wanted in my letter to make sure they got a proper recognition really for the work they both do. in terms of your own future, what role do you think you will now take up? you have been, even as a colleague of his, it is no secret you have real reservations about boris johnson's secret you have real reservations about borisjohnson's character. secret you have real reservations about boris johnson's character.” certainly have reservations but when i was his deputy, i was totally loyal, we never had an argument, i never badmouthed him. i served both foreign secretaries and i have no doubt which of the two is more competent. i have grave concerns he flies by the seat of his pants and isa flies by the seat of his pants and is a bit haphazard and ramshackle. there is no personal animosity of any sort, i just think he will there is no personal animosity of any sort, ijust think he will go smack into a crisis of government. is he fit to be prime minister?” would never say he is unfit to be
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prime minister. i'm never going to let people put words in my map of criticism. i am a conservative, a patriot, i want him to succeed. my judgment says it would be difficult. what will you try to do about it? the real story of today is that actually the timing of my resignation was to try and prompt an emergency debate in the commons ahead of boris becoming prime minister because it is the first time in living memory that we have had a minority government change prime minister midterm and a fundamental principle of our democracy is that the prime minister is the person who can command a majority in the house of commons and thatis majority in the house of commons and that is untested and it is in doubt. i thought that in order to avoid a constitutional crisis, we should test that on the tuesday, tomorrow, before he goes to the palace on the wednesday and the speaker has denied me and the house that opportunity. why do think that has happened?”
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haven't a clue. back now to the tensions over iran, and the government's emergency committee has been discussing how the uk can boost security for british shipping in the gulf, after iran seized a uk—registered tanker. jeremy hunt is due to update mps and what further measures the government plans to take this afternoon. following the government ‘s warning to uk shipping, as many as uk flag tankers are currently stranded in the goal. chris parry is a former rearadmiraland said the goal. chris parry is a former rear admiral and said politicians had to take the blame for this crisis. when you say this is down to politicians, could, should the navy have done something sooner? the navy are under political direction, they can only do what the politicians tell them and i think you have seen an example now of what has been going on in the foreign office. they are more interested in internal squabbles than foreign policy. at the end of the day, no losses ——
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they can only do what they have been told to do. it is as simple as that andi told to do. it is as simple as that and i think significant elements in our government have dropped the ball in relation to both the intelligence that was provided and the sequence of events that led up to the seizure of events that led up to the seizure of the tanker. so a lack of any decision—making is another reason. another is we don't have the ships any more. that is right. we had one ship on station. i am sure if people had adopted an intelligent reproach we could have got more under way but we could have got more under way but we could have set aircraft, helicopters, drones, anything but there seems to be a lack ofjoined up there seems to be a lack ofjoined up plan of strategy for what was about to unfold. there also seems to be confusion about whether our european partners want to support us. european partners want to support us. i will give an example, there is
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a spanish frigate sitting outside the gulf at the moment and there has been no attempt to say, we will come and help you. our european partners just want to distance themselves from president trump and the united states. the only power at the —— able to help us would be the united states and we are rejecting that at the time when we need our allies. how arsenio naval officers feeling about this because you know they will be wanting to do their best for the country, they will want a coherent strategy, political direction that gives them options but right now we have a government and also the governments of france and also the governments of france and germany saying, we want to de—escalate. and germany saying, we want to de-escalate. my experience when i was younger was when we are facing the playground bully, the last thing you do is de—escalate, you have to front up and say, if you are going to use force, you must be prepared to use force, you must be prepared to a cce pt to use force, you must be prepared to accept we will use force to
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prevent you from doing that. we have a rogue nation in the form of iran, it is committing illegal acts, almost daily, in the gulf. it has contravened international law, it is preventing british ships from trading in the gulf and is effectively close and international straight. it is in blatant disregard of international law and i'm afraid to say that quite a lot of our allies have been very pusillanimous about supporting us in this. maritime law is maritime law, there is little room for ambiguity. know, andi is little room for ambiguity. know, and i think you heard in the transcripts, talking to the people who took over the tanker, exactly the laws they were breaking and the uranium revolutionary guard carry on regardless. we have proved they were breaking the law. it all goes back even to the tanker off gibraltar. it isa even to the tanker off gibraltar. it is a long sequence of law broken by
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the iranian revolutionary guard which tehran seems unable to prevent. when you went into the navy, how different was it from the navy, how different was it from the navy that you see in action today? that is an unfair question because context changed. all i know is that when i was in the gulf in the 1980s, we had a far more robust position in relation to attacks and attempts by iran and they stopped.” relation to attacks and attempts by iran and they stopped. i think that explains all. thank you very much. good to talk to you. nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe has been transferred back to prison from a psychiatric hospital in tehran. the british—iranian woman was jailed after being accused of spying, a charge she has always denied. her mother and daughter, gabriella, were allowed to see her yesterday and she also spoke over the phone to her husband richard. police in hong kong have been severely criticised for failing to protect pro—democracy activists —
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who were attacked by gangs of masked men at a train station. the group, wielding sticks and rods, beat up protesters as they returned from a rally. hong kong has seen weeks of protests against a proposed extradition bill, that could see people sent to mainland china for trial. hong kong's leader condemned the violence. celia hatton report contains images you may find disturbing. this is the violence that has shocked the people of once peaceful hong kong. groups of men in white attacking anyone in black. those who were assumed to be on their way home from a pro—democracy demonstration. some of the men were wearing masks, while others didn't bother, appearing not to care if they are shown assaulting unarmed travellers. dramatic scenes were livestreamed on the internet, often showing several men ganging up on individuals. when the police appeared — it was too late. many of the attackers had fled, leaving pools of blood on the train station floors, and that has left many
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in the chinese territory asking why it reportedly took the police an hour to respond to calls for help. instead, the hong kong government appeared to focus much of its attention on this angry protest that had congregated outside the china liaison office hours before the train station attack. pro—democracy demonstrators turned off of a police—approved protest route on sunday and defaced this chinese government building. "they openly challenged the nation's sovereignty," the chief executive carrie lam said, "tested the limits of one "country, two systems, and hurt the nation's feelings. "they outraged the entire city." beijing appears to be outraged too, not by the train station attack, but it clearly denounced the earlier demonstration outside its office that turned violent. eventually, they were turned away by tear gas and rubber bullets. beijing has used some of its strongest language yet
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to denounce the attack on its main liaison office in hong kong, calling that attack "intolerable". chinese leaders here surely will be unhappy that protesters decided to target their anger towards one of the main symbols of chinese power in the territory. on the internet inside mainland china, comments praising the white shirt attackers are not being censored. some are calling them national heroes. and who were those attackers? hong kong's social media platforms are full of theories. many suspect the white shirt gang has connections to organised crime syndicates in hong kong — groups that profit from maintaining cosy connections with mainland china. celia hatton, bbc news, beijing. jamie is here with the business news shortly but first our headlines:
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a man who lied about being abused by a vip westminster paedophile ring has been convicted of fraud and perverting the course of justice. foreign office minister sir alan duncan tells the bbc he resigned so he can push for an emergency commons vote tomorrow, to see if the new prime minister can command a majority. and the new leader of the liberal democrats will be announced in the next 15 minutes here on bbc news — with mpsjo swinson and ed davey both going for the top job. here's your business headlines on afternoon live: a senior whirlpool executive has apologised to customers affected by the company's dangerous tumble dryers that it sold in the uk for 11 years. whirlpool is now launching a full recall of any remaining fire—prone dryers, nearly four years after first alerting people to the safety issue. too few rail passengers are claiming compensation for delayed or cancelled trains. the watchdog transport focus says more customers should make the claims.
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that way they will send a message to train operators that they must improve their services. just 35% of passengers sought their money back last year, leaving as much as £100 million unclaimed. nearly 70,000 volvo cars in the uk have been recalled over a fire risk related to an engine problem. it said that only in the most extreme cases the fault could cause fires. all the affected cars were made between 2014 and 2019. it is part of a worldwide recall which affects around half a million volvo vehicles. there was a survey by british airways about how people took holidays and saying half the population did not take the holidays they could take and a third of the workforce said they were worried to be seen as skivers but that is sort
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of one side of the argument. the other side of the argument is about whether people actually are allowed by their companies to take a holiday they are entitled to and they are saying now that something like £3 billion worth of working days, holiday days, are not being taken by people. we can talk to the tuc, paul sellers who is the policy officer at the tuc. first, how much holiday time do you think is not being taken and is it really because companies arejust and is it really because companies are just saying, and is it really because companies arejust saying, no, you can't have it? around 2 million people are not taking the minimum legal entitlement which in the uk is 5.6 weeks a year, that may include bank holiday. are they being stopped by doing this even though they want to? the
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reasons are complex. we can't calculate the power but we know the narratives are the reasons. one is people are given so much work they don't feel they can take on a day. sometimes it is the company culture that you don't take all your leave. in some cases, managers are turning down a request after request after request until they leave runs out. we have also found some companies didn't realise the minimum entitlement rose ten years ago and still haven't caught up with the law. there must be some way of knowing whether people are being blocked from taking holiday. we get it through our labour market intelligence because we have about 150 -- 150,000 job intelligence because we have about 150 —— 150,000 job stewards and we get anecdote after anecdote about this. and employment tribunal ‘s and by the way since fees were abolished, the number of holiday
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paid tribunal ‘s has gone through the roof and unions are winning quite a lot for their members. with 2 million people still not getting theirfull 2 million people still not getting their full entitlement, we want some more proactive enforcement of the law. is pretty difficult to take your employer to tribunal, isn't it? can you imagine the kind of feeling you have got in the company if you have taken them to court and won a few thousand pounds of them for not give you a holiday. it isn't easy. it is quite formal, it is a bit like going to court. unions are winning cases but they are largely winning them for people leaving the business or retiring. if you are in work and you take an employment tribunal, it doesn't do good for your relationship with your employer so thatis relationship with your employer so that is why we need some external enforcement as well. the minimum wage, you can take an employment
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tribunal but it is also actively enforced by hm revenues and customs. looking for problems using statistical tactics to find them and they recovered about 24 million payments. what advice do you give to somebody who is being blocked on summer holiday? it is worth raising it with your boss again. i need to ta ke it with your boss again. i need to take this, how to take it before the end of the year. if that doesn't work, our advice isjoin the union and in the end there is a legal route if none of that work. thank you very much indeed. a quick look at the markets. oil is up quite a little bit there $63. and the pound looking pretty weak against the dollar. we reached a small peek at the end of last week, just beginning to turn away as we worry about the
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uncertainty of the political sphere. leading surgeons have told the bbc‘s victoria derbyshire programme that women having breast implants should be warned about a condition linked to chronic pain and extreme fatigue. tens of thousands of women on online forums claim they have suffered from what's known as "breast implant illness". surgeons say more research is needed, but that patients should be warned about the condition. this report by anna collinson contains flashing images. so, yeah, i'm terrified. naomi mcarthur started feeling ill as soon as she got breast implants. i remember i started getting like severe pains in my stomach. i was writing with a pen
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and i said to my mum, like, "i actually can't write, it's too hard." like, writing with a pen was that tiring. after four years of suffering, last summer, naomi discovered breast—impla nt illness — a condition which consists of a broad range of autoimmune symptoms, including chronic fatigue and pain. i'm about to go down and i'm scared. naomi made the difficult decision to have her implants removed. there was no guarantee her health would improve. but, within weeks, the symptoms disappeared. i had completely bloodshot eyes all the time and my eyes are white now. this is crazy. despite limited evidence, leading surgeons, including the british association of aesthetic plastic surgeons, have told the victoria derbyshire programme that women should be told about the risk of breast—implant illness ahead of surgery. they're also calling for more research. breast—implant illness is poorly recognised, to be perfectly honest. they haven't conclusively proven that silicone causes direct harm to the body's tissues, or causes these reactions, but there are not very many studies. naomi hopes speaking out will help other women who are suffering and may feel ignored. it's been like absolutely horrific.
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like the amount of pain and like suffering i've had to go through. and going to clinics and hospitals and doctors and saying to them, like, "i'm so ill." and they'rejust, like, saying it's nothing to do with the implants. anna collinson, bbc news. we are awaiting the announcement of the new leader of the liberal democrats but before that lets have a look at the weather. it has been a warmer day today, it will only get hotter for many areas. could be a record—breaking week as well. this is thejuly record—breaking week as well. this is the july temperature record record—breaking week as well. this is thejuly temperature record and temperatures will be close to that in the south—east by thursday. not only will we find temperatures rising, the humidity will be increasing. heat and humidity, the chance of triggering some thundery downpours. earlier we saw rain towards the north west of scotland, thatis
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towards the north west of scotland, that is petering out. most places enjoying some sunshine to end the afternoon. a warm afternoon for northern ireland, the highest temperatures for eastern england, 29, may be 30 degrees. by the evening most places will be enjoying some sunshine to end the day. that rain in scotland pushes up towards the northern isles. more mist and fog particularly towards wales and the south—west. a warm night tonight, temperatures typically 14 tonight, temperatures typically 14 to 70 degrees and quite humid as well. tomorrow that mist and graced out should turn to clear away fairly quickly and sunshine develops far and wide. the winds that have been quite strong today, they will be lighter tomorrow so it will feel hotter in the sunshine. the highest temperatures will be across england and wales, widely 30 degrees, could get 34 in the south—east and then with all that heat and humidity, things go bang on tuesday night. the
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threat of some thundery downpours. initially developing in the south—west and wales during the evening then you can see everything moves its way northwards through the midlands up towards northern england and eventually into scotland. the rain moving away on wednesday morning leaving one or two residual showers in scotland and northern ireland, otherwise dry, plenty of sunshine. a little bit fresher towards western areas. it will be eastern parts that have the focus of the heat on wednesday and it is the south—east that sees the temperatures building on thursday, close to a record, 36 may be even 37 degrees. heat and humidity building up, particularly towards the south—east, then we have some thunderstorms and then cooler and fresher air will sweep in from the atla ntic fresher air will sweep in from the atlantic during friday and during the course of the weekend.
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hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. today at four. in the next few minutes — the liberal democrats are set to announce their new leader. jo swinson and ed davey are vying for the top job. this is the scene at liberal democrat headquarters in westminster, where party members are waiting to hear the result. a man who told police a string of lies about being abused by a vip paedophile ring in westminster has been convicted of fraud and perverting the course ofjustice. voting for the new conservative leader closes injust under an hour. foreign office minister sir alan duncan tells the bbc he resigned so he can push for an emergency commons vote tomorrow, to see if borisjohnson can command a majority
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if he is elected as prime minister. i have a very grave i have a very grave concerns i have a very grave concerns that he flies by the seat of his pants, is a bit haphazard and ramshackle. there is no personal animosity, i do think he is going to go smack into a crisis of government. iran's seizure of a british—registered tanker in the gulf — theresa may chairs an emergency meeting in whitehall to discuss how to respond. and prince george is six years old today — the third in line to the throne is in a joyful mood in photos taken by his mother, the duchess of cambridge. coming up on afternoon live, all the sport. adam peaty leads home a british 1—2 in the wrold swimming championships. his win in the 100 metres breastroke is a third in a row. more later. darren has all the weather. the heat and humidity will be
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building in the next few days, it could get some thunderstorms and record temperatures. how hot is it going to get? join a litter for all the details. hello, everyone. this is afternoon live. the new leader of the liberal democrats is set to be announced in the next few minutes, we'll bring you that result live. schedule for four o'clock but running a bit late. we will be taking you there soon. but first, let's take a closer look at the two candidates, jo swinson and ed davey
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have been vying for the position — after sir vince cable announced earlier this year that he would be stepping down. jo swinson says she wants to "reshape the economy and tackle climate change." she says there is no possibility of doing a deal with a brexiteer — and she includesjeremy corbyn in that — describing him as a "danger to our country". and she'd only go into coalition if electoral reform were on the table. her opponent ed davey says he would put brexit and cvlimate change at "the top of the list." he's ruled out a coalition with eitherjeremy corbyn or borisjohnson. with me now is our political correspondentjessica parker. i have an inkling that the two conductors are being told their results just before the come out on that stage. the president of the liberal democrats will reveal whether it isjo swinson or ed davey
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who has won the contest. i had been speaking to members here to hear the results, is interesting to hear what they are backing the candidates. those backing jo swinson think she will be able to reach out to younger people, how she has a very good social media presence. those backing ed davey say he has a high level government experience, he was former energy secretary in at the coalition government, also manically welcome his expertise on climate change. i thinkjo swinson has probably been seen as thinkjo swinson has probably been seen as something of a front runner, the bookies favourite. but i was beginning to an adb support that he thinks it may be a close run thing. these contests are notoriously hard to predict. it isjust these contests are notoriously hard to predict. it is just party members voting in eight. for the liberal democrats, just a touch over 100,000 party members. they were voting right up to one o'clock this afternoon because members could vote
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electronically if they wanted to. studio: once we know who is the leader, do the then work out they area leader, do the then work out they are a team? what is the choreography here? yes, i'm sure you will see that, maybe not immediately. right after the result, i'm sure there will be a speech from the victor. later today, that is a rally for lib dem supporters. no doubt the leader would want to look at their team. the number of liberal democrat mps is pretty limited, they only have around 12 at the moment. many of whom already have briefs on issues they can speak on. whether there will be seriouslyjigging, we will have to wait and see. i think the liberal democrats feel pretty optimistic about their future. they had in the wilderness years in the immediate aftermath of the coalition government where they went down to just eight mps and at the 2015 election. they have edged up that
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number sense alone, they hope to do further. they had a very successful local and european elections so the material is definitely one of optimism. i think they also feel a sense of satisfaction on been united on the issue of brexit, an issue which divides most other parties. both candidates have been pretty much putting out the same message when it comes the brexit, saying they want to see another referendum and they want to persuade the uk to vote remain in that referendum. interesting for the lib dems, say the uk does leave the eu, how do they then define themselves in a post—brexit written? because they have made an awful lot of that opposition to brexit and their passion to remain. do you think it is imminent? i will have a look around and see if i can see the leadership contenders about to line
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up. i'm getting the feeling that it might be imminent but it is always difficult. we will bring you the result to you as soon as we have it, i'm sure. a former nurse, carl beech, has been found guilty of inventing a westminster vip paedphile ring , which he claimed carried out a string of murders and sexual assaults. known in media reports as "nick", he accused senior politicians, army top brass and security chiefs of sadistic sexual abuse , and said he'd witnessed three boys being murdered in the 1970s and 1980s. a jury at newcastle crown court convicted him of 12 counts of perverting the course ofjustice, and one of fraud. he will be sentenced on friday. our home affairs correspondent june kelly has this report. and hours of police interviews, he played the part of the victim.” and hours of police interviews, he played the part of the victim. i had poppies pinned to my chest whilst
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they did whatever they wanted to do. carl beech claimed he had suffered yea rs of carl beech claimed he had suffered years of physical abuse and torture at the hands of a vip paedophile ring. he even said he had witnessed three boys being murdered by the group, won by a car. but the stories were false, the tea rs fa ke. but the stories were false, the tears fake. he is alleged that in london and beyond in the 1970s and 80s, a paedophile network was operating, made up of establishment figures. among those manlike accused was lord bramall, a former chief of the defence staff. at the age of 91, he found himself in a police station answering questions. are you suggesting that a very, very senior army officer with an ever medical re cord army officer with an ever medical record engaged in torture of a
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child? also falsely incriminated it was his long—time friend and fellow normandy veteran, general sir hugh beach. sir hugh, now 96, gave evidence to thejury beach. sir hugh, now 96, gave evidence to the jury which has convicted carl beech. he is a man who has done enormous damage to totally innocent people who had done him no harm at all. an evil man. carl beech claimed harvey proctor had actually murdered two boys. other politicians accuse what the former home secretary lord britton, who died during police investigations. the late prime minister sir edward heath and lord jana. then there were the intelligence chiefs. allegations that senior figures in public life sexually abused children more than 30 years ago... and in 2014, bbc news made the police investigation
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into his allegations a lead story. at this point, carl beech was anonymous and known only by the pseudonym, nick. they are and i believe that what nick is saying to be credible and true. the police investigation, codenamed operation midland, went on for 18 months. ido i do cost more than £2 million. the enquiry ended without any arrests or charges. the investigation was later slated in an official report out of the metropolitan police had to apologise for those who had suffered asa apologise for those who had suffered as a result of carl beech's fake allegations. it was another force, northumbria, which was then given thejob of northumbria, which was then given the job of investigating carl beech. officers discovered at the school governor and hospital inspector was himself a paedophile. at the same time that he was claiming to be an
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abuse victim, he was downloading hundreds of sexual images of young boys. he also secretly filmed a boy indecently. this photo he took of himself undermined his claim that he had been physically tortured stop there were no scars on his body. so there were no scars on his body. so the big question— why did he fabricate his abuse story? firstly, money, he received £22,000 in compensation. secondly, he found in the limelight and attention he was receiving. he had access to politicians, journalist, really, the nation was gripped by the account he was given. one of those falsely clues, harvey proctor, is critical of the bbc‘s journalism clues, harvey proctor, is critical of the bbc‘sjournalism on clues, harvey proctor, is critical of the bbc‘s journalism on the story. he is also levelling his own accusations as against a senior politician and the police. john watts, the current deputy leader of the labour party, gave oxygen to
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these incredible claims. —— tom watson. he interfered and then put pressure on the then home secretary, theresa may, and the police commissioner to act on manlike's fantasies. but tom watson, who met carl beech, rejects this and have a proctor‘s call for an apology. carl beech, rejects this and have a proctor's call for an apology.” carl beech, rejects this and have a proctor's call for an apology. i can understand why he is very upset but i'm afraid that i have nothing to apologise to him for. that is absolutely why i applied pressure and properly, that is certainly no way i would have been responded to ifi way i would have been responded to if i had attempted to do that. carl beech has emerged as a cruel and dangerous manipulator. he deliberately set out to other peoples lives and reputations. but it is carl beech himself who now stands convicted of being a paedophile and a liar. june kelly,
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bbc news. our correspondent fiona trott is at newcastle crown court. as you heard and that report from june kelly, the metropolitan police we re june kelly, the metropolitan police were heavily criticised for the way that it handled the investigation. we have had to urge you to make a statement soon. the independent police office conduct is still investigating the force, we are yet to get the full findings of that report. in the meantime, you heard that harvey proctor has criticised the bbc for its coverage. the bbc has also released a statement today, saying: in 2014, the bbc reported serious allegations in the public interest which were the basis of a police murder investigation, in which the police later described as credible and true. carl beech has since been exposed as a fantasist and a serial liar, not least by
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investigation from the bbc‘s panorama programme. we express our utmost sympathies to those accused by beach and the family of martin allen. martin allen was a boy who went missing in late 1970s, and when the bbc journalist went missing in late 1970s, and when the bbcjournalist interviewed nick, his pseudonym, he showed him a photograph of martin allen and asked him whether he recognised him. carl beech went to the police and said that he believed that martin allen may have been one of the boys that was killed by this vip paedophile ring, which we now know didn't exist. the bbc today giving that statement, the cps will also tell you that this was one of the other harmful effects of carl beech's allegations. it gave false hope to this family of martin allen who thought that they had may be finally discovered what happened to him. carl beech, as you are hearing now,
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due to be sentenced friday. new breaking news: british airline pilots have voted for industrial action in a dispute over pay. no dates confirmed, that is according to the pilots union. now to the liberal democrat headquarters. things seem to be happening, we are awaiting the announcement of who will replace sir vince cable as leader of the liberal democrats. it is eitherjo swinson or sir ed davey we expect and bow to be brought up on the stage along with baroness brinton, the liberal democrat president. schedule to get under way underfour o'clock, president. schedule to get under way under four o'clock, running a president. schedule to get under way underfour o'clock, running a bit late, we will return to lib dem hq as soon as someone comes towards the podium there. sir alan duncan, who resigned as europe minister earlier today, has told the bbc that he quit the government so that he could push for an emergency
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vote tomorrow to test the new prime minister's majority. speaking to laura kuenssberg, sir alan said he believes mrjohnson "flies by the seat of his pants" and is "haphazard and ramshackle". i thought i would resign when the new prime minister comes in. ifight i would early to say a couple of things. in particular to pay tribute to the prime minister and the ca ba ret to the prime minister and the cabaret logo dumping. in terms of your own future, what role do you think that you would take up. you have been a colleague of boris johnson when he was foreign secretary, there is no secret that you have real reservations about his character? i certainly have reservations about him becoming prime minister. when i was his docket, and if you do, it was
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totally loyal, i never badmouthed in. i have served both foreign secretaries, i have an opinion of which of the two are more confident. i have very grave which of the two are more confident. i have very grave concerns which of the two are more confident. i have very grave concerns he flies by the seat of his pants a bit, it's all about ramshackle and haphazard. ijust think he is going to go smack into a crisis of government. do you think it is fit to be prime minister? i will never say he is unfit to be prime minister. i am not going to let people put words in my mouth. i am a conservative, aren't a picture it, i want him to proceed. my picture it, i want him to proceed. myjudgment says picture it, i want him to proceed. my judgment says it picture it, i want him to proceed. myjudgment says it is going to be very difficult. what you project is going to happen and what will you try to do about it? the real story todayis try to do about it? the real story today is the timing of my resignation is to try and push haunt an emergency meeting in the commons ahead of boris becoming prime minister. it is the first time in living history we have had a
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minority government to change prime minister with mid term. the fundamental principle allowed our democracy is that the premise there can command a majority in the house of commons. that is untested and in doubt. i thought in order to avoid a constitutional crisis, we should head start tomorrow before he goes to the palace on wednesday. the speaker has denied me out of the house that opportunity. and i haven't a clue why. studio: we will take you to lib dem hq. there is considerable in anticipation there for announcement. we expect to see baroness brinton and the two candidates being brought onto the stage for that announcement. who will be replacing vince cable is the leader of the liberal democrats? there is ed davey
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andjo liberal democrats? there is ed davey and jo swinson as they take their seats. we suspect they already know the answer to the question of who will replace sir vince cable. all smiles from them after what has been such a good—natu red smiles from them after what has been such a good—natured campaign. both smiling, not giving anything away at this stage, although we suspect they both know the result of this campaign. baroness brinton takes the stage. let's hear the announcement now. ladies and gentlemen, i have never seen cameramen move so fast in my life. ladies and gentlemen, i am sal brinton, president of the liberal democrats and it is my pleasure to announce the results of our leadership contest. first, i
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wa nt to our leadership contest. first, i want to thank my friend and outgoing leader, sir vince cable, for his determination to transform the parties fortunes during his time in office. applause. now, thence's strength to the world outside do liberal democrats is that of the authority born of experience. —— vince's. and he tells it how it is, from foretelling the banking crisis to the damage that brexit will do to our country. but too as in the liberal democrats, vince is also a leader who has toiled his campaign up and down the country with fellow liberal democrats day after day securing our recovery,
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culminating in a net gain of more than 700 councillors and control of 12 new councils this year. his clear message of stop brexit gave us 16 members of the european parliament. and despite the naysayers, we are now consistently pulling out above 20%. and on behalf of the party, and from the bottom of our hearts— thank you, vince. the liberal democrat leadership
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campaign has contrasted sharply with another one running at the same time. our two candidates now and respect one another, have thought courteous campaign based on our policies, values and their aspirations for the future of the liberal democrats. ed davey and jo swinson have crisscrossed the country tirelessly for over the last two months, meeting members, online conversations, as well as considerable media coverage. they and their teams have shown that there is a different way of doing politics, and i thank them for that. applause. the consistent message that i have had from our members is how hard it has been to make a decision on who to vote for. as both are seen as
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exceptional leaders with a fantastic vision. now, the result. which is a record number of members voting and any liberal democrat leadership election. the number of ballots issued was 106,075. votes cast, 76,429 to stop giving us a turnout of 72%. which matches another election we have had in the past, when won't mean campbell became leader. the votes for the candidates are as follows. ed davey — 28,021. jo swinson — 47,000... cheering and applause
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i haven't finished yet! i therefore declare thatjo swinson is declared the new leader of the liberal democrats and will continue to fight to stop brexit. just before our new leader takes to the stage, i want to say that i have now injo for close to 20 years. we stand now at a crossroads of politics, and no moment for her vision for the future of the party is outstanding. i have no doubt that she can propel us into success , no doubt that she can propel us into success, building on vince cable's work. thank you very much, jo.
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cheering and applause applause. cheering and applause thank you all so much. i am delighted, honoured, absolutely over
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the moon to stand before you as the leader of the liberal democrats. cheering and applause and as the first women to lead our party. cheering and applause ijoined this party when i was 17, and over the last 22 years, through all the ups and downs, liberal democrats have felt like a family to me. conferences, campaigns, by—elections, from brent to brecon, 12 years as an mp, three as a minister, losing my seat, bringing it back again. and now... and are now standing here as your leader,
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ready for the fight of our lives. you have put your trust in me, not only to lead our party, but also to lead and grow the bigger, ill open liberal movement that our country so desperately needs. there are those out there who think liberalism has had its day, that it is somehow obsolete. but when i think of all the amazing people i met on the campaign trail, and when i look around this room, i can feel the energy, the passion out of the determination to fight for our values. liberalism is alive and thriving! applause. in the face of nationalism,
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populism, the catastrophe of brexit — the two old parties have failed. our party has been clear on brexit from day one. we believe the uk's best feature is as members of the european union, and that's why as your leader, i will do whatever it takes to stop brexit. cheering and applause it the liberal democrats who can't lead the renewal our country leads. together, we can build a better future. so thank you forjoining me, whether you are a lifelong lib dem or you are joining us for the first time today. i couldn't have won this race without the support and love of
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duncan and my mum, or without the pure joy that andrew and gabriel bring brinker me. applause. and not a day went by on the campaign that! and not a day went by on the campaign that i didn't think about my dad. he would have loved today. applause. i want to thank my incredible campaign team and the many volunteers who have helped us over the last few weeks and months, and i wa nt the last few weeks and months, and i want to have my team in westminster and east dunbartonshire east. this is your victory too, it simply wouldn't have been possible without all of you. we all know that winning elections is a challenging business so elections is a challenging business so thank you to the returning officer and the hq staff who helped this election run smoothly. not
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least while fighting two parliamentary by—elections. i especially want to thank ed. cheering and applause campaigns are hard. constant scrutiny, so much time away from loved ones. i know ed and i have both felt this as we tour the country from aberdeen to plymouth and seemingly everywhere in between. ed has carried himself with grace throughout. and never lost his passion nor his sense of humour. i have a huge amount of respect for ed
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which has only grown through this campaign. he was an exceptional minister in government and his environmental record is second to none. we have worked together for years and we agree on most things it turns out, which i admit didn't always make for the most exciting contest. i am always make for the most exciting contest. lam proud always make for the most exciting contest. i am proud to call ed at friend and that we have both run clean campaigns, focusing on the issues that really matter. it is a huge talent for our party and i can assure you he will be absolutely central to our team. applause when i decided to stand for the leadership, i did so thinking the challenge facing our party would be
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a very different one. we were stubbornly around 8% in the polls, new parties were springing up courting up lib dem votes, it seemed our first task would to ensure our very survival but what a turnaround. our best set of local elections ever. more meps than ever before. opinion polls that put us in first or second place. liberal democrats are winning again. applause and for that, i pay tribute to my two most immediate predecessors. tim for taking that brave decision in the wake of the referendum to say unequivocally that we are the party of remain. and vince. for your
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leadership that has brought about our revival from being a voice of reason in unreasonable times. vince, you have served our party and our country with distinction. for decades. from your sage warnings before the financial crash to your work rebuilding our economy as business secretary, you have been a consta nt business secretary, you have been a constant source of wisdom. and as leader of our party, you have led a transformation in our fortunes. thank you so much. applause i know that i have some pretty big shoes to fill, whether that is vince's ballroom shoes or ming campbell's olympic running spikes or nick clegg who put the country first ata time
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nick clegg who put the country first at a time of national crisis and showed that liberal democrats can make a real difference when we take power and put our principles into practice. 0r paddy ashdown who took us from an asterisk in the opinion polls to a credible political force and charles kennedy, who was shouted down in parliament for his principled opposition to the iraq warand principled opposition to the iraq war and who sincerity endeared him to millions. and how much we all miss paddy and charles today. applause when theresa may called the general election in 2017, i knew in a heartbeat i had to stand and win east dunbartonshire again. people had expressed their shock about the
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division and nastiness unleashed by the 2016 referendum. but sadly, i had seen it already. in 2014, scotland's independence referendum heralded a new politics and not in a good way. sandra, one of my local members, had a brick thrown through her window for displaying a pro—uk poster. on the campaign trail, an elderly woman pulled up her coat sleeve to show the pro—uk sticker on the inside of her wrist, such was her fear of wearing it on her jacket. a mob of hundreds outside the bbc demanding that nick roberson be sacked. twitter trolls, fake news, demonisingjournalists be sacked. twitter trolls, fake news, demonising journalists dashed we saw it in scotland first. and since then, that harsh, hostile politics has become the new normal. on the 24th ofjune 2016! work to
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that awful news that leave had won the referendum. iturned that awful news that leave had won the referendum. i turned on the tv and saw nigel farage smiling smugly out of the screen and i will never forget what he said. he boasted that they had won without a bullet being fired. ijust felt sick. just eight days earlier, jo cox had been shot and stabbed to deathjust days earlier, jo cox had been shot and stabbed to death just for standing up for what she believed in. crass. insensitive. nigel farage just didn't care but we should not be surprised. this is the man who stood in front of that breaking point poster deliberately designed to stoke division, fear and hatred in our communities. and i feel so gutted about that result. not about the specifics of this or that eu institution. this was about who we are as a country. it feels like our
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liberal values are under attack. we champion freedom but brexit will mean that the next generation is less free to live, work and laugh across europe. we value openness but britain is in retreat, pulling up the drawbridge. we cherish equality so the drawbridge. we cherish equality so that every individual can thrive. whoever they are, whatever their background, however they worship, but this is threatened also. a shocking picture of those gay women blooded, attacked on a bus and the rise in islamophobia and anti—semitism at the very heart of british politics. of course this is not confined to the uk. trump's attack last week of four members of congress all women of colour started
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with him deploying the textbook racist, go home, message and by the end of the week, we saw thousands of people whipped into further at a rally chanting, centre back! simply sickening. chilling. echoes of a history we must not repeat. and the nomar is a strong woman. she will not be cowed. —— ilhan omar. but my heart breaks for every immigrant who feels less safe, for every little girl of colour who feels afraid, for every person who feels less welcome in theirown every person who feels less welcome in their own country. and i rage when borisjohnson in their own country. and i rage when boris johnson is in their own country. and i rage when borisjohnson is more interested in sucking up to donald trump than standing up for british values of decency, equality and respect. applause.
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tomorrow we expect borisjohnson will take the keys to number ten but he has shown time and time again that he isn't fit to be prime minister. borisjohnson has only ever cared about boris johnson. minister. borisjohnson has only ever cared about borisjohnson. just ask sir kim direct or nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe, ask sir kim direct or nazanin zaghari— ratcliffe, whether ask sir kim direct or nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe, whether it is throwing people under the bus or writing a light on a side of one, britain deserves better than boris johnson. applause. and as for corbyn's labour, i will make this quick. any party that can't decide where it stands on the
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biggest issue facing our country in generations doesn't deserve my time and doesn't deserve your vote. we need a prime minister who will rise to the challenges we face, not hide away from them. sol to the challenges we face, not hide away from them. so i stand before you today, not just as the leader of the liberal democrats, but as a candidate for prime minister. applause. cheering. there is no limit to my ambition for our party, for our movement and for our party, for our movement and for our country. i am our party, for our movement and for our country. lam ready our party, for our movement and for our country. i am ready to take our party into a general election and win it!
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applause and if we want to be in a party of government, we need to speak to the whole country no matter how people voted three years ago. we need to reach communities from norfolk to newport, from st ives to shetland, gloucester to gateshead. we need to start by being frank about what is going wrong because the system we have isn't working for people or our planet. if you work hard and play by the rules, you should expect to earn a good wage, have a roof over your head and food on the table. that is the social contract and in the uk today, it is fundamentally broken. we have families who are both parents working full—time on the so—called national living wage but who can't provide the basics for their children. who can't provide the basics for theirchildren. i'm
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who can't provide the basics for their children. i'm talking about food, school uniforms, a warm home. and a planet that is at breaking point. we are the last generation who can act to stop catastrophic climate change and yet the government is failing to take the urgent action we need. in the face of these challenges, it shouldn't surprise us that people are attracted to the simple sound bites of nigel farage and borisjohnson. no matter how divisive, how far removed from reality. if we want to defeat nationalism and populism, we need to give people an alternative vision for a richer, need to give people an alternative vision fora richer, greener, safer and more loving country because when all that nigel farage and boris johnson is hate, we should give people hope.
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applause and our liberal movement to take on nationalism and populism must be inclusive. at one hustings, someone accused me of being a feminist first and a liberal second. i answered, how can you be a liberal if you are not a how can you be a liberal if you are nota feminist? cheering you are not a liberal if you do not recognise and unpick the structural inequalities in society that holds so inequalities in society that holds so many people back. as liberals we wa nt so many people back. as liberals we want every individual to achieve their potential and we are kidding ourselves if we think our society is a meritocracy. so i say to you, if you are tired of a politics that doesn't include people like you, whether that is because of your gender, disability, or the
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whether that is because of your gender, disability, orthe colour of yourskin, your gender, disability, orthe colour of your skin, your accent, age gender, disability, orthe colour of your skin, youraccent, age or gender, disability, orthe colour of your skin, your accent, age or who your skin, your accent, age or who you love, then join your skin, your accent, age or who you love, thenjoin us. this is a historic moment for our party. a moment of change. and the urgency of this moment in our country's history needs us to think and act even bigger. whether it's brexit or the climate crisis, we don't have the luxury to wait 15 or 20 years for us to rebuild our seats in parliament. we need to work with others in whatever form or shape to keep growing that liberal movement, the force we need in british politics to ta ke force we need in british politics to take on nationalism and populism and to deliver the future our children deserve. this is the time for working together not the time for tribalism. and my message to mp5 and other parties who share our values as this, if you believe our country deserves better, that we can stop
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brexit, that we can stopjohnson, nigel farage and jeremy corbyn, work with us, join us, my door is always open and to everyone watching this right now, if you think our country is headed in the wrong direction and you want to change that, you need to act also. shouting at the television is not enough, you need tojoin us! cheering if you want, if you want an economy that works for people and for our planet, if you want to build a richer, greener and safer future, planet, if you want to build a richer, greenerand saferfuture, if you want to keep our family of nations united, the answer is simple, come, join us. let's do this. let's do this to get there. let's change politics so we can transform our country! so the new
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leader of the liberal democrats, jo swinson. in the end a comfortable victory, 63% of the vote. 47 thousand 900 voting forjo swinson, reaffirming her anger at the referendum result and determination to stop brexit. we will have plenty more on that result. the new liberal democrat leader therejo swinson more on that result. the new liberal democrat leader there jo swinson and thatis democrat leader there jo swinson and that is within the last hour. let's get more now on our breaking news this afternoon. carl beech — a convicted paedophile — has been found guilty of making false allegations of murder and child sexual abuse against a string of public figures. beech, who's 51, was found guilty of 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one of fraud. his lies led to a £2million metropolitan police investigation which ended in no
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arrests being made. let's go to new scotland yard in central london, where the met police's deputy commissioner, sir stephen house, is giving reaction to that verdict. we have seen today the conclusion of the trial which followed a northumbria police investigation into carl beech he was accused of perverting the course ofjustice through the allegations he made to the met‘s operation midland about murderers and child abuse. the met has supported northumbria police throughout its investigation. and we are grateful to northumbria police for their efforts in investigating this and bringing the matter to court. following the conclusion of operation midland, sir bernard hogan—howe commissioned a thorough review by sir richard henry case. key points from the highly critical review were published in november 2016. sir bernard then commissioner also apologised in person to those
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most affected by the case. sir richard's review also allowed us to learn so that we could improve our handling of similar allegations in the future. many of his recommendations have already been embedded within the metropolitan police service and we keep our working practices under review at all times. potential conduct matters relating to five of our officers we re relating to five of our officers were voluntarily referred to the then independent police complaints commission after we read the full details of sir richard's review. this was so that an independent assessment could be made. whilst the met is clear that our organisation did not get everything right, the ipcc stated in march 2018 that it had found no evidence to indicate bad faith, malice or dishonesty on the part of our officers as they
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investigated the allegations made by carl beech. the ipcc also stated that the information available to them indicated the investigation was both extensive and carried out diligently. the ipcc continued to investigate three offices for matters relating to the application for search warrants. today the independent officer police conduct announced none of these officers had announced none of these officers had a case to answer in relation to any allegations. i firmly believe that allegations. i firmly believe that all these officers worked in good faith. they all cooperated fully with both the review and the independent office for police conduct investigations. in summary, none of the five officers involved in the original referral or the three of us are subject to investigation were found to have cases to answer in relation to any
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of these allegations. it must also be remembered that the work of operation midland was carried out against a backdrop of intense scrutiny and allegations that in the past the met had covered up sensitive allegations about prominent people. there will nonetheless be an internal debrief within the metropolitan police service following carl beech's trial to identify any additional lessons. it remains true that investigating allegations of sexual offences is a very complex and challenging area of police work. those complexities are compounded those allegations stretch back many decades as was the case in operation midland. additionally many of the issues relating to the investigation of non—recent sexual offences continue to be examined by
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the independent enquiry into child sexual abuse. with which the mps is fully cooperating. and it would be inappropriate for me to pre—empt the enquiry‘s findings with any wider commentary on this area of policing at this time. thank you. that was deputy commissioner sir stephen house talking of the conviction of carl beech, found guilty of 12 cou nts carl beech, found guilty of 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one of fraud. ba pilots have voted to go on strike in a dispute over pay. the vote was 93% in favour of industrial action on a 90% turnout. the strike is due to start in two weeks' time, however ba is attempting to get an injunction at the high court tomorow to stop the strike because of the impact it would have on their schedules at the height of the summer holiday season.
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ba has said in a statement that it is disappointed at the vote to support strike action. a senior whirlpool executive has apologised to customers affected by the company's dangerous tumble dryers that it sold in the uk for 11 years. whirlpool is now launching a full recall of any remaining fire—prone dryers, nearly four years after first alerting people to the safety issue. too few rail passengers are claiming compensation for delayed or cancelled trains. the watchdog transport focus says more customers should make the claims. that way they will send a message to train operators that they must improve their services. just 35% of passengers sought their money back last year, leaving as much as £100 million unclaimed. british airways. what is going on? the pilots have been offered along with a lot of the ground crew who
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are under the unite union have been offered an 11.5% pay rise. over three years. the unite unions have recommended they accept it but we haven't heard back from their members. the ba pilots have rejected it bya members. the ba pilots have rejected it by a large number, 95% of a 90% turnout. this union represents about 4000 of the pilots and there are a total of 4500 so if they do go on strike, which could be as soon as two weeks' time, it would really have a very serious effect on ba. ba don't want it and so they're going to the high court tomorrow to get an injunction to stop it. holiday season of course. and we have also got interesting things going on in the markets. i was meant to ask you. i thought i would carry on without you. the pound really is quite
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interesting because still very weak against the dollar. the oil prices as well moving up and that is because of what is going on in the gulf at the moment and also, the hong kong market. not directly involved but what is happening in china is we have seen a new index arriving in shanghai, they have just started a star index, a tech index, like the nasdaq. the tech companies trying to get itself on the map. a tech centre, focus for the tech industry. we can go to tom stevenson. just start on the pound. it isa stevenson. just start on the pound. it is a political week ahead of fairly great significance. absolutely. i think what is priced into the pound at the moment is the fa ct into the pound at the moment is the fact borisjohnson will
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into the pound at the moment is the fact boris johnson will walk into downing street tomorrow and by extension that means that the likelihood of a no—deal brexit is a bit greater then maybe it was a few weeks ago. sol bit greater then maybe it was a few weeks ago. so i think that is priced in. but! weeks ago. so i think that is priced in. but i think what is not priced in is that no—deal brexit, so if over the next three months it starts to seem that is a more likely outcome, then i think the possibility is that the pound could go lower from here. people are talking about parity with the dollar, that seems pretty extreme to me. that would be a fall of about a fifth. that would be extreme. less extreme predictions are $115, $1 ten but even that would be, you mentioned holiday season, that would make a phenomenal difference for a lot of people's holidays but if you look at the interest rate differentials, the other things that drive the fundamentals of the pound, they are about right at the moment but it all hinges on brexit. oil,
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this is a simple, rather an old story, tensions in the gulf. which puts up the price of oil and will puts up the price of oil and will put up the price of petrol in all our car tanks. it is an old story but it is a slightly different story now and the reason for that is that geopolitics and in particular the geopolitics and in particular the geopolitics of the middle east is no longer really the influence that it used to be and the reason for that is that america is now the world's biggest oil producer, it is bigger than saudi arabia, bigger than russia, so what is going on in the gulf is less important and we have seen gulf is less important and we have seen that in the last week. a week or so ago seen that in the last week. a week or so ago when the prospects of negotiations came to the fore, the oil price fell heavily. on friday when that tanker was seized by the iranians, it was a little bit so the momentum is still very much down for the oil price. if it wasn't for what is going on in the gulf, all would be back down towards $50 a barrel.
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what about this new index, star, in china? if you want to become a global centre for the tech industry, is this the way to do it? it must be more to it than that. what china is demonstrated today is it is still the wild east if you like of stock markets. we saw some extraordinary movements today. 25 companies came to this new star market, 16 of them more than doubled in price. either they were badly priced or dead is an awful lot of hot money flowing into that market. people look at the market, the local traders look at the market, they see it being supported by the government, they assume the government will continue to support it and they are taking a punt on these technology stocks. thank you very much indeed. that is the business news.
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the conservative mp for dover, charlie elphicke, has been charged with three counts of sexual assault against two women. mr elphicke who has had the conservative whip withdrawn and will remain as an independent mp denies any wrongdoing. he says he retains the full support of his constituency party chairman. the allegations date back to 2007 and 2016. he will appear before magistrates in september. the elder sister of strictly dancer oti mbusi has been announced as a judge. a win for her. a win also for jo swinson. she won the liberal democrat campaign with sir ed davey cumming button. more at five o'clock, now let's catch up with the weather. it is really hotting up this week and we could be set to
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break some records as well. temperatures today are higher than they have been over the past few days, quite breezy out there. some cloud still towards wales and the south—west, also rain coming into the far north—west of scotland. most places are dry, most temperatures not far away from 30 degrees in eastern parts of england. sunshine for many places, we will see the rain moving away from the north—west of scotland. some low cloud, mist and fog re—emerging in wales across southern england, pabst was the south—west of scotland. a warm night, 14 to 17 degrees. this great start shouldn't last too long. the sunshine developing far and wide. some rain moving away from the northern isles of scotland. not quite as windy so it will feel hotter. for most parts of the country, it was the south—east, temperatures could get up to 34 celsius.
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today at five... a man who claimed to have been abused as a child by a westminster paedophile ring is convicted of perverting the course ofjustice and fraud. carl beech — who was known as "nick" — accused politicians and high—ranking members of the military of abusing youg boys. we'll have the latest from newcastle crown court. the other main stories on bbc news at five... the polls in the conservative leadership race havejust closed — as sir alan duncan quits as a foreign office minister in protest over a possible
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boris johnson victory. meanwhilejo swinson is named as the first female leader of the liberal democrats, beating sir ed davey.
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