this is bbc news. the headlines. justine greening has left the government. she's turned down a job at the department of work and pensions. karen bradley becomes northern ireland secretary and matt hancock replaces her as culture secretary. despite ringing some changes, the prime minister has decided to keep faith with those already in key cabinet posts. a couple who met on a muslim dating site have been found guilty of planning a terror attack in the uk. the bbc‘s china editor carrie gracie has quit her role over equal pay saying she couldn't collude with an unfair pay structure. at the start of his trial, the former football coach barry bennell pleads guilty to seven child sex offences against boys aged between 11 and 1a. also in the next hour, oprah winfrey led the calls
for change in hollywood at last night's golden globes. a new day is on the horizon! attendees wore black outfits to mark the first major awards ceremony since sexual harassment scandals rocked the entertainment industry. are you suffering from aussie flu? it seems so many people are, but is it worse than usual and is it too late to get a flu jab? good evening. welcome to bbc news. the:. the prime minister has been carrying out a reshuffle of her cabinet, the major players in the cabinet are virtually unchanged with philip hammond, amber rudd,
borisjohnson and david davis all remaining in post, althoutheremy hunt has a new title as secretary of state for health and social care. let's have a look at some of the appointments. we don't know yet who is to take over at education but earlier karen bradley was appointed northern ireland secretary. replacing james brokenshire who has resigned due to ill—health. matt hancock has become the new secretary of state for culture, media and sport. while brandon lewis becomes chair of the conservative party. and thejustice secretary david lidington moves to the cabinet office. replacing him atjustice is david gauke, the former secretary of state at the department for work and pensions. all remaining in post, althoutheremy hunt has a new title as secretary of state for health and social care. our political correspondent leila nathoo is at westminster. some nathoo is at westminster. late drama withjustine greening some late drama withjustine greening refusing to go to dwp after being told she has to leave
education. absolutely. somewhat slow—moving day, a limited reshuffle so slow—moving day, a limited reshuffle so far. most of the top jobs have stayed the same albeit withjeremy hunt persuading the prime minister a p pa re ntly hunt persuading the prime minister apparently of his merits to stay in the position of health secretary and to ta ke the position of health secretary and to take on the role of being in charge of social care. just in the last few minutes we have heard justine greening quitting the government because she has rejected the post of the department for work and pensions. in the last few days ahead of this reshuffle there had been a number of briefings, speculation thatjustine greening was tipped to go, tipped to be moved from education. it looks like justine greening has concluded she didn't want to stay in that role because the prime minister had lost confidence in her and didn't want to ta ke confidence in her and didn't want to take up the role in the department for work and pensions. at the moment we have a hole in the education department and the department for work and pensions but we are expecting those two roles to be filled tonight. some people were
speculating, some within the conservative party, this would be the kind of reshuffle that would reinvigorate theresa may's premiership, reassert her authority she has gained after moving on to phase two of the brexit talks with brussels, this was a sense of a new beginning. is that the way you see it? that is certainly the hope of theresa may. she wants to prove her government is more than brexit, she wa nts to government is more than brexit, she wants to have a domestic policy agenda and wants a good team in place but i think it was telling the first appointments we got earlier today were not in government, nothing to do with policy but actually in the conservative party itself so we had the outgoing chairman of the conservative party sir patrick mcloughlin leaving his post. he was replaced, the first person to be replaced in the cabinet by brandon lewis as the chairman at the helm of the conservative party. then a team of fresh faces appointed behind him, a new deputy, james
cleverley, considered to be a rising star for the party and a cleverley, considered to be a rising starfor the party and a number of vice—chairs including two from last yea r‘s intake vice—chairs including two from last year's intake of new mps. it was telling there was a lot of change within the tory party itself. a lot of emphasis on trying to renew the party, bring new ideas, get it back asa party, bring new ideas, get it back as a strong campaigning force after the election result last year and the election result last year and the performance on the ground left a lot to be desired. i think that was theresa may's focus to try to get the tory party back together and more limited in terms of ministerial reshuffles this evening. what is seen as reshuffles this evening. what is seen as a reshuffles this evening. what is seen as a pretty key appointment is brandon lewis, as you have been indicating, at conservative party hq. indicating, at conservative party hq, to try and get the party a little bit more in tune with younger voters, for instance, that kind of thing. is there a real sense that the party can move in that direction and perhaps beat labour on its turf? it was telling when you read sir
patrick mcloughlin's letter to theresa may saying he was going to leave his post. he recognised, he said, there needed to be a new generation of conservatives being brought in at the helm of the party, talent from the back benches, talent from the junior ministerial ranks. that's what theresa may has tried to do, certainly in terms of the conservative party machinery, to promote morejunior conservative party machinery, to promote more junior ministers, promote more junior ministers, promote people of a younger generation, there was certainly more women, more mps from minority ethic backgrounds promoted within the conservative party too. i think this isa conservative party too. i think this is a nod, a gesture to try to kickstart the tory party's electoral appeal once again, to appeal to younger voters who really deserted the tory party at last year's election and flocked to labour, to appeal to minority ethnic voters and really start a new generation and a new phase in the tory party with new ideas, new thinking and a new approach fit for the digital age. thank you. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered
in tomorrow's front pages. at 10:40 this evening in the papers. my guests joining me tonight are the times columnist jenni russell and martin lipton, deputy head of sport at the sun. a couple who met on an internet dating website have been convicted of planning a devastating christmas terror attack inspired by the islamic state group. munir mohammed, an asylum seeker from sudan who was living in derby, had stored up bomb—making components with the help of a his girlfriend, a pharmacist. the court heard the pair were also researching how to make the deadly poison, ricin in the foiled attack a year ago. this is a story which stretches to the streets of sudan. the couple now convicted both had roots here, but they linked up thousands of miles away in the uk. munir mohammed entered britain illegally and then sought asylum.
a couple of years later, although married, he went on a muslim dating site, singlemuslim.com, and found his partner in crime. he was attracted to rowaida el—hassan because she was a pharmacist. he needed her scientific know—how to mount a terror attack. they were both wedded to an extremist ideology. they began sharing is execution videos. together, the couple plotted a terror outrage in the uk in the run—up to christmas 2016. munir mohammed would carry it out. he was living in a bedsit in derby. described as a bedroom jihadi, here, over the internet, he took instructions from a man believed to be an is commander, and told him, "i'm ready". munir mohammed had been picked up on cctv in asda. he was shopping for everyday items containing chemicals he needed for his bomb, all the time being guided over the phone by his girlfriend using her pharmacy experience. in his bedsit, officers found
bomb—making components and instructions on how to use mobile phone detonators and the poison ricin. his is commander had posted an instruction on facebook which read, "place poison in food like fruit and vegetables in markets or inject poison in drinks and foods that are prohibited in islam". at that time, munir mohammed was working here at kerry foods in burton—on—trent. he was in the kitchens, making sauces for ready meals that are sold in tesco and morrison's. using fake id with someone else's name, he got the job through the gi recruitment company. munir mohammed was planning a bomb attack. there was no evidence he ever had any poison. but detectives say that because of his interest in ricin and his support for is, he did pose a threat to this factory. he certainly was a risk.
had that food company known or had we known of his interest in ricin and his link to that food company, we would have taken steps to protect the public and to prevent him from continuing that employment there. kerry foods, a global brand, told us. the gi recruitment company which gave mohammed thejob here said. they had no idea the man they recruited was also a recruit to is. this couple was stopped by the police and security service mi5. they will be sentenced next month. june kelly, bbc news. breaking news on the continuing reshuffle of theresa may's cabinet. a name for you you may not have heard of him, now the education
secretary, he is damian hinds mp. he becomes secretary of state for education, replacing justine greening who was offered the job at dwp but refused and now has left government but mrhinds is the mp for east hampshire. he was ex—checker‘s secretary to the treasury in may 2015 until he went to the department for work and pensions injuly 2016. so, he has been in thatjob about 18 months or so. he is now secretary of state for education. the bbc‘s china editor, carrie gracie, has stepped down from the role because of what she's called an "indefensible pay gap between men and women" at the bbc. in an open letter addressed to licence fee payers, carrie gracie — who is remaining at the bbc — accused the corporation of breaking equality law.
but the bbc says an independent audit of rank and file staff found no systemic discrimination against women. here's our media editor amol rajan. chinese once called chairman mao the great helmsman. .. carrie gracie is one of the most respected international editors of her generation. for more than 30 years, she has broadcast about other people, but this time, she is the centre of the story. ms gracie resigned from her position as china editor because she is paid less than men who are also international editors. this morning, she presented the today programme on radio 4. it's been very moving, actually... the news of her resignation leaked out online last night. six months after the bbc was forced to reveal the salaries of some highly paid on air staff, ms gracie has been infuriated by the response to her grievance. she was offered a pay rise of £45,000 but declined it, saying equality is what she wants. she would not be drawn on whether she wanted male colleagues to take a pay cut. when i started the china job, i said i will only do this job
if i'm paid equally. and injuly 2017, i discovered the enormous gap, that the two men who were international editors were earning 50% more, at least, than the two women who were international editors. the bbc has completed two of the three pay audits it announced last year, and found no evidence of discrimination. the final one will report in a matter of weeks. the corporation declined to put anyone up for an interview, but in a statement, they said. the bbc talks about a gender pay gap, but what i'm talking about is not a gender pay gap, where sometimes men and women are in different roles, which explains the differences in pay, what i'm talking about is sex discrimination, in pay, what i'm talking about is pay discrimination,
which is when men are paid more for doing the same job or a job of equal value. that is illegal. there is tremendous anger among many female staff at all levels of this corporation. senior figures at the bbc say they take this issue very seriously, but many employees have found the process of fighting for equal pay completely unbearable. the salience of this story, however, arises from its implications beyond this place, because it's happening in a climate in which many women across several industries say they have suffered injustice and inequality for far too long. equality legislation doesn't work. we need to make it work. we make it work by forcing companies to be honest, which is still not happening, and by forcing companies to examine their hiring, promotion and parental leave policies. equal pay for equal work is a legal requirement. but who decides what equal work is? ultimately, it's usually the employer. this is what makes tackling gender pay issues so difficult, because obviously, we want people to be treated equally and given equal opportunities in the workplace, but employers also
need to have the capacity to offer people flexible payments, bonuses and that kind of thing to reward and incentivise people to do well in theirjob. the bbc‘s public ownership and obligations means it has to set unique standards and face unique scrutiny. with 200 formal complaints in train and the possibility of legal action, this story will run and run. amol rajan, bbc news. with me is seanjones a barrister specialising in employment law in the media industry. we are talking about the equality act here. just explain for viewers what it says in terms of pay between gender, between black and white even. it treats those two things very differently. so, equal pay, it's a lawyer's word for sex equality in pay. it has its
own special regime, so if you pay someone own special regime, so if you pay someone less own special regime, so if you pay someone less money own special regime, so if you pay someone less money because they're a member of an ethnic minority they have to prove they've been discriminated against in the ordinary way. there is an extraordinarily complex probably overcom plex extraordinarily complex probably overcomplex set of laws which apply to gender equality in pay. they have a unique and supposedly sort of magic way of dealing with it, so in everyone's contracts, sex equality clause, if your contract bumps into another contract which has better terms and conditions, and the reason for the difference is sex, your contract automatically rewrites itself. so it's a very weird way of dealing with it. probably rather overlegislated and has proven systemically ineffective in prkt protecting women's interests in pay but it is unique to gender inequality. the bbc says it's had a judge—led audit, another inquiry, there is no systemic problem here. but are there any grounds that any employee, not just the but are there any grounds that any employee, notjust the bbc, but any
employer could have for paying someone employer could have for paying someone different to a colleague even though one may be male or one female? yes, there is no general right to be paid the same as someone else... there is no general right? if you have two male twins, doing the samejob, if you have two male twins, doing the same job, paid if you have two male twins, doing the samejob, paid differently, the law doesn't help them. so, what gender inequality law is aimed at is ensuring that you don't get less because you are a woman or get less because you are a woman or get less because you are a woman or get less because you are a man. so, the way the law approaches it is to say the best indicator that's happening is if you are doing equal work but not getting equal money. if you can get past that step you turn to the employer and say, well what's your reason, why are you paying less? they're entitled to come up with what they call a material factor defence, they say here is the reason we are paying less, it's nothing to do with your sex. if an employer has that reason, they have a defence to a claim. so, there is many reasons as there are employers and as many reasons as there as there are employers and as many reasons 3s there are as there are employers and as many reasons as there are employees. it
depends on the specific factors in the case. in this case we don't know what the material factors relied the case. in this case we don't know what the materialfactors relied on are. right. indeed, the subject in question, carrie gracie, says she has no other material factors. that's surprising, you expect an employer to say upfront and loudly, here is the reason you are getting less. if she hasn't been told that, that's a surprise. apart from the bbc saying 0k, well, there may be a case here, we will move forward in a way that you would be happy with, is this the kind of case that typically ends up in an employment tribunal? cases typically don't end up in employment tribunal. some things are usually sorted out? because the law is so difficult and prospects are difficult to predetective that people have a strong interest in making sure they do a deal quickly and no employer wants to be taken to tribunal and to be proven to be the kind of employer who doesn't pay people fairly because of their sex. so everyone has an interest in
reaching a deal if they can. the kind of cases that to get to tribunal are generally un—backed mass claimant actions and there are a lot of those on at the moment, tribunals are full of equal pay claims but not this kind of claim. it's interesting, this case is making all the headlines, the fact is the bbc, its pay gender gap is half of what it is for most other companies. this is a huge problem across society. it is. ishould companies. this is a huge problem across society. it is. i should say the gender pay gap is aimed at something different, it's not telling you what the result in this sort of case should be. it's telling you that in general men have the more senior roles and that is systemic problem throughout society generally and for most employers. but if you dig into most employers' pay practices it wouldn't be terribly surprising if you found individual cases like this one where people seem to be doing jobs of broadly similarjobs but not getting
broadly similarjobs but not getting broadly similarjobs but not getting broadly similar pay. thank you. we were telling but the cabinet reshuffle earlier and justine greening's decision not to take a job at the department of work and pensions fwou leave government after she was asked to leave the education department. she's put out a statement saying that social mobility matters to me and or country more than a ministerial career. especially to young people. i will continue to work outside of government to do everything i can to create a country for the first time that has equality of opportunity for young people wherever they're growing up and whatever their circumstances. it's understood she was reluctant, this is the report here, to be moved from her role less than three months after launching the government's social mobility strategy. and afterjeremy hunt was allowed to argue to stay in his role at health we know that he spent
sometime at number 10, apparently having refused to leave his job, sometime at number 10, apparently having refused to leave hisjob, in fa ct, having refused to leave hisjob, in fact, he ended up getting a newjob title and a slightly wider brief. butjustine greening making that point there in the last few minutes that she has decided not to stay in government, having refused to leave the education department. she has now decided to leave government altogether. now a look at the sports news. the draw has been made for the fourth round of the fa cup. here are a few of the standout ties. manchester united will travel to yeovil town — the lowest ranked side left in the competition. tottenham will also go to league two opposition — they play newport county. seven—time winners liverpool are at home to west brom, while nottingham forest, who knocked out holders arsenal
yesterday, are at hull. the ties will be played on the weekend of 26—29 january. the full draw is on the bbc sport website. you can see the last of the third round ties is under way. you can't see that from there, but it is. here it is. brighton taking on crystal palace for the first time in english football video assistant referee system is being used. those screens on the side will be used by the referee should anything need to be referred to. nothing untoward or contentious so far. brighton have the lead, though. dale stevens giving them the lead midway through the first half. about 35 minutes played there. mark warburton was sacked after nine
months on new year's eve. philippe coutinho is now officially a barcelona player. his £142 million transfer from liverpool was confirmed before showing off some of his skills to the barca fans at the nou camp. that's what they do in la liga, give them a ball and show us what you can do. the 25—year—old brazilian has signed a five and half year deal. he has a thigh injury so won't be able to make his debut for another three weeks. i gave everything i could. u nfortu nately, we i gave everything i could. unfortunately, we couldn't win but five years, my family was very happy there, so ijust would like to thank all of them and we showed the best
for them. andy murray faces another five months away from the court after having hip surgery in melbourne. the former world number one hasn't played competitively since wimbledon last summer and is now targeting the grass court season injune for a possible return. here's our tennis correspondent russel fuller. his surgeon says that the operation went very well and murray has been talking very optimistically from his hospital bed today. he would be the first to accept that there are no guarantees exactly how successful a surgery guarantees exactly how successful a surgery will be, how the rehabilitation will go, but having been so down about his plight last week when he realised after six months of rehabilitation he would not be fit to compete in brisbane or the australian open he is more upbeat having had this surgery and he thinks that if he can get back to 95% of his level he will be able to compete again at the highest level. the inquest has started into england's shortcomings after
australia sealed a comprehensive 4—0 ashes series win this morning. they bowled england out for 180 in sydney to win the final test by an innings and 123 runs. we will hear from james anderson in a moment. first, here is the triumphant australian captain steve smith. just looking at this series as a whole i think england had their foot in the door in most test matches but we won the key moments in the games which were really crucial and didn't allow england back into the game which was what we needed to do and i am really pleased we were able to do that.|j think pleased we were able to do that.” think it's been — i do think it's been closer than 4—0. we have been on top in some games, if not all the games at some stage. we didn't capitalise on key moments, if we kick on with the bat and get a big score in the first innings, then we put them under more pressure. similarly if we get them a few wickets down early a couple more would get us in the game and get us
on top. butjust not managed to do it in key moments, they've played those pressurised moments and those situations better than us. essentially, when they've done that and put pressure back on us we have not coped with it very well. that's why they've won. brighton still leading palace 1—0 in the fa cup. that'sjust brighton still leading palace 1—0 in the fa cup. that's just about it. the former football coach barry bennell has pleaded guilty to seven offences of child sexual assault. the 63—year—old, who is now known as richard jones, admitted the charges before the start of his trial at liverpool crown court. the ex—crewe coach is charged with a total of 55 offences between 1979 and 1991. his alleged victims were all between the ages of 8 and 15. 0ur sports editor dan roan reports. a successful former coach of the 1980s, barry bennell worked with some of the most promising young footballers in the north—west of england. youth team coach at crewe alexandra, he also had links with manchester city and stoke city. this is bennell speaking to the bbc when at crewe.
we do a lot of talking to them as well as showing them the skills and explaining the game to them. but there's more to it than just coming here one hour a week. we need to give them homework. but today at the start of his trial here at liverpool crown court, bennell admitted preying on young boys. appearing via video link and wearing a grey jumper, bennell, now known as richard jones, admitted six counts of indecent assault on two boys aged between 11 and 1a at the time. judge clement goldstone qc also lifted reporting restrictions on a further charge that the 63—year—old had previously pleaded guilty to, involving a third victim. bennell is pleading not guilty to 48 further charges, including 11 counts of serious sexual assault. all the charges relate to 11 complainants between 1979 and 1991. the trial is expected to last eight weeks. this all comes as the fa continues its year—long investigation into historical sexual abuse in english football,
with 285 suspects now identified. dan roan, bbc news, liverpool. a 17—year—old boy from croydon has admitted to carrying out a spate of acid aattacks. the teenager who cannot be named pleaded guilty at wood green crown court. he admitted to spraying victims in the face with a noxious liquid, stealing two mopeds. another person was also involved in the attacks. vauxhall is cutting 250 jobs at its ellesmere port car plant in cheshire. the firm, which makes the astra is now owned by france's psa group. the company announced the loss of 400 jobs in october. it says costs at the elsmere plant are higher than other plants in the group. many of us probably spentjourneys
to the office today accompanied by coughs and sneezes of fellow passengers. the nhs has cancelled hundreds of operations as it deals to deal with the ramifications of the flu season. this year, one of the flu season. this year, one of the strains has been dubbed aussie flu because it's the same strain as that from australia where they had the worst season of it for a decade. with me is the gp and clinical director at patient drjarvis. what is aussie flu? we have had bird flu, swine flu, they're determined by where they come from usually. for instance, in the second — first world war rather there was a strain of flu called asian flu which killed more people than the first world war. what's happened here is, this h. isa war. what's happened here is, this h. is a different kind. flu is clever, it adapts because it can
replicate because cells multiply often, they can change quickly, they can mutate quickly that's why every year you need a different flu vaccine to protect against the three strains for adults and four for children that are going to be most common. the good news is that h3n2 is one of the flu strains in the current vaccine. the bad news is that vaccine doesn't seem to be quite as effective against h36789n2 as other strains. so if you do get a jab can you still get a jab? you can get a jab can you still get a jab? you can getajab jab can you still get a jab? you can get a jab especially if you are an at risk group, children, elderly people, people with long—term medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, anything like that. the jab will help but it won't be completely effective. no, we have seen be completely effective. no, we have seen last year that people who were elderly seemed particularly likely to suffer from h3n2 and it doesn't seem to suffer from h3n2 and it doesn't seem to offer the same protection. when we say not quite the same, normally we expect the flu jack seen— “— normally we expect the flu jack seen— —— — vaccine to protects up to 60%, so you are 60% less likely to
get flu, with the h3n2 probably closer to 30%. but that's still a reduction of 30%. and it does seem as if the sort of cases of aussie flu a re as if the sort of cases of aussie flu are geographically centred in certain parts of the country. they are, that usually tends to happen. we see with any flu virus is that if there are enough people in the community who aren't immune to it, hadn't been protected against it by immunisation or by having it, it can spread rapidly and unfortunately as you rightly say, now is just the right season for people to be in close contact, sneezing on each other. do we know it's from australia? it's the same strain as they had in australia. we tend to see is when the who decides which strains we are going to use every time in the annual flu vaccine, they will look at what strains were most common in the previous year and what we tend to see is what happens in australia in their winter comes to us australia in their winter comes to us six months later. how does this kind of situation
peter dowd? how does this kind of situation peter dowd ? how how does this kind of situation peter dowd? how do we get the situation where we are not all coughing and spluttering —— how does it peter out? the more people that will be affected, the more coughing and spluttering and sneezing, but as the season goes on more people will become immune and therefore not pass it on. perhaps as the weather gets on we spend more time away from each other, but we don't know completely, even now, by some infections tend to be seasonal. but we do know they are much more likely, whenever a winter is, whetherjune, july in australia or december until february here, thatis or december until february here, that is when flu tends to happen. thank you forjoining us. a bit more news on theresa may's cabinet reshuffle. esther mcvey has been appointed as the secretary for
work and pensions, a job we understand was being offered to justine greening who was asked to leave the education department, but she said no to that sort esther mcvey is now the secretary of state for work and pensions, so that has just come into us in the last couple of minutes. time for a look at the weather with matt taylor. good evening. a lot more cloud across the uk and the great mistake conditions you saw across the uk, the moving northwards. neither ireland, scotland —— northern ireland, scotland —— northern ireland and scotland, a lot more cloud. some breaks west of scotland, cumbria and west and wales, temperatures as low as —6, —7 in the highlands. then a distinctly green misty start to tuesday morning, particularly the market over the hills, the odd spot of snow drizzling, some breaks in the cloud, so some
drizzling, some breaks in the cloud, so some sunshine here and perhaps one or two spots of sunshine. for most distantly cool day, not as chilly in the south, and by the afternoon, devon, cornwall, pembrokeshire, outbreaks of rain, and that will erratically spread north and eastwards. essentially it will clear away some of that low cloud. rate conditions then back but mist and fog by the end of the week. —— bright conditions back, but mist and fog by the end of the week. this is bbc news — our latest headlines: the education secretary justine greening has left the government, amid the biggest reshuffle since theresa may became prime minister. she's been replaced by damian hinds. karen bradley is the new northern ireland secretary, with matt hancock replacing her, at the department for culture media and sport. a couple who met on a muslim dating site have been found guilty of planning a terror attack in the uk. at the start of his trial, former football coach barry bennell
pleads guilty to seven child sex offences against boys aged between 11 and 14. let's get more on the news that theresa may has been reshuffling her cabinet, although the "big beasts" at her top table, as they are called, remain in place. but what's it like for ministers arriving at new departments, like karen bradley and damian hinds, with limited knowledge of their brief, and very little time to get up to speed? i'm joined from our studio in dunstable by sir leigh lewis, former permanent secretary to the department of work and pensions, and author of the book how to be a minister. thank you forjoining us. good to see you. a number of new appointments. how long do you think it will be before they get up to speedin it will be before they get up to
speed in their different briefs? well, it will depend of course on whether they have been in those departments before. in some cases, they will have been before, as what is known as a junior minister. in other cases, of course, they will be com pletely other cases, of course, they will be completely new to their department, and that is going to be a steeper learning curve for them. damian hinds, for instance, you was that the department for work and pensions, employment minister there. he is now the education secretary. bigjump? a bigjump and it he is now the education secretary. big jump? a big jump and it always is when you move into the cabinet, ministerial ranks, the first level, for the first time, but of course what you have led in your ministerial career up to date stays with you. some of those generic skills arejust as with you. some of those generic skills are just as relevant in your new department as they were in your old. sure. david lidington has left the justice department and old. sure. david lidington has left thejustice department and now gone to the cabinet office. thejustice department has had six, seven different ministers in the last few yea rs ? different ministers in the last few years? how difficult is it to keep continuity of policy and direction
and ideas, when you have a revolving door as frequent as that? well, it is quite difficult is the answer. in my old department, i did a bit of totting up, since it was created in 2001, i think it is now the 13th secretary of state which it will have had in around 17 years, so if you just do the mathematics of that, that means that a new secretary of state has come in, on average, just over every single year. and i don't think that really in the end can be a very good thing for the continuity of government. it has happened under successive administrations, one ought to say. of course. prime ministers have to do what they have to do, they do what they feel is politically expedient and what they firmly believe is right for the country, but for the permanent civil service, as you havejust country, but for the permanent civil service, as you have just indicated, it is not much fun. well, it goes
with thejob, it is not much fun. well, it goes with the job, and it is not much fun. well, it goes with thejob, and it is part of it is not much fun. well, it goes with the job, and it is part of the skill of the role of the permanent secretary and of senior civil servants, and that is recognising that there will be changes at senior level, recognising that every minister is going to be different in the way he or she wants to work, and seeking to establish that very good working relationship which is at the heart of the business of government, but it is more testing when that happens as frequently as it sometimes does. when you get someone who is moving into a new role, who has not been a junior minister in that department, what are the kind of things that you and your collea g u es of things that you and your colleagues would try to do to help them through those early few first days, weeks and months? well, i think inevitably there is the classic role ofjust giving them a clear and succinct briefing about their new responsibilities, but i think the thing i would always say toa think the thing i would always say to a new secretary of state, and i remember seeing it, what are your
key absolute key priorities? because, remember, you are on average not likely to be in this role for all that long, so there are going to be a limited number of things that you can really achieve, andi things that you can really achieve, and i might say, try and write down what the two are three things are that you really want to seek to achieve in your time in this role? and if the list is going much above three, perhaps get out the red pencil and cut it back down, because realistically you're not going to be able to achieve many more than two are three key things in your term of office. sage advice! thanks for joining us, thank you. stars of stage and screen gathered in los angeles last night for the 75th golden globe awards. and almost all of them dressed in black to show solidarity with victims of the sexual harassment scandal that has gripped hollywood in the last few months. oprah winfrey received a standing ovation when she used her acceptance
speech to pay tribute to all women who had suffered abuse and assault. from la, here's our north america correspondent, james cook. the bright lights of hollywood are shining into dark corners, exposing shameful secrets. at the golden globes, they turned the red carpet black to demonstrate a determination to force change. there is no way i am ever going to be in a room and be treated in the way people have been treated ever again, and not stand up and say i don't agree. the whole reason that was able to take place, like any abuse of power, is silence. meryl streep was one of a number of actresses who arrived with an activist as her guest. we are standing up together. we are drawing a thick black line between yesterday and tomorrow, the way things used to be done, the way business used to be done. it's not going to be that way any more. it is important in our business and it is important in any business that
people in power don't get to bully people and especially not bully them in a sexual way and get away with it. do you think the industry is changing? yes, it'll have to. there is no way it can't now. hurrah! from the moment the ceremony began, the tone was set. good evening, ladies and remaining gentlemen. and here are the all—male nominees. natalie portman highlighted the failure of the golden globes to recognise female directors. and star after star gave voice to a movement now known as time's up. oprah winfrey led the charge. for too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men. but their time is up. applause the speech was so powerful that it fuelled immediate speculation of a run for president. the time is up! this all began with the downfall
of a mogul who abused his power. the spotlight is now on harvey weinstein's accusers, standing side by side. we have a little bit more of an opportunity to lead nationally and internationally so everyone everywhere can work safely, earn the same money for the same work, and we can finally put sexual harassment in the way past where it should have been a long time ago. is it happening? it is human rights! it is happening. four months ago you could not have dreamed of a night like this. well, time and again on the red carpet we have heard the same word, and that word is change. the stars who've been walking down here are insisting is notjust a moment — this is a process which they say will continue. james cook, at the golden globes, in hollywood. there are fears of an environmental
disaster in the east china sea, as a tanker continues to leak oil, two days after colliding with a cargo ship. chinese officials have told state media the vessel, which is on fire, is in danger of exploding and sinking. south korean planes and an american aircraft have joined the search for 32 crew members, who have been missing since the incident happened 160 miles off the coast of shanghai. for two nights, the fire has burned. dark black smoke feeding off the cargo, of almost a million barrels of oil inside the sanchi. this urgent rescue operation is still trying to find all but one of the missing 32 crew members. their fate grows more grim as time goes on. it's not clear yet at this stage how these two ships collided. the cf crystal was damaged at its bow, but all on board were rescued. chinese officials now fear the stricken iranian ship could explode and sink. the sanchi had left port in the persian gulf, bringing 136,000 tonnes of oil east.
bringing 136,000 tonnes of oil east. it had passed through the malacca straits, and was heading up the east china sea to south korea when the collision happened. the chinese authorities are leading the search and rescue effort, but there is help from south korea and the united states. the focus, though, is increasingly turning to the environmental threat to the ocean — about 200 miles off the coast of the city in that direction. with the volume of oil on board, this has the potential to be the worst spill of its kind since 1991. the last time a tanker lost oil on this scale was the prestige, off the coast of spain in 2002, but it's not the thick black crude oil that's causing such a problem off the coast of china this time. the sanchi is carrying condensate, a refined form of oil that is far less dense but more explosive. one expert has described the ship as a floating bomb. and its cargo is odourless
and colourless, which means thejob of trying to see the extent of the spill and trying to contain it is far more difficult. robin brant, bbc news, shanghai. the headlines on bbc news: education secretaryjustine education secretary justine greening has left the government amid the biggest reshuffle since theresa may has become the minister. she has been replaced by damian hinds. elsewhere, esther mcvey becomes pensions secretary and karen bradley becomes the new northern ireland secretary. a couple who met on a muslim dating site have been found guilty of planning a terror attack in the uk. an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. a mixed bag there. 15 minutes to go before the closing bell in new york.
women who have the most serious form of heart attack are twice as likely as men to die in the year after the attack — according to major new research. the decade—long study in sweden found that they were less likely than men to receive recommended treatments, such as clearing blocked arteries and using statins. here's our medical correspondent, fergus walsh. ambulance sirens wail every minute counts after a heart attack. but too many women are being misdiagnosed and wrongly treated. whenjules conjoice had a heart attack aged just 45, she displayed classic symptoms, but these were initially dismissed by paramedics. overwhelming pain in my chest, this pain then went up to myjaw, and sort of spread, then it was going down my left arm. and then i had this overwhelming feeling of going to be sick, and this clamminess.
the paramedics said, oh, have you got pins and needles? isaid, yeah. she said, i think it's a panic attack you're having. and i remember thinking, this isn't a panic attack. this is something more. a new study looked at more than 60,000 women in sweden who had the most serious type of heart attack, when there is a total blockage of one of the major arteries. it found that compared to men they were roughly twice as likely to die from their heart attack within a year. they were less likely to have treatment, to clear blocked arteries, to be prescribed statins or given aspirin. one statistic that may surprise you is that women in the uk are more than twice as likely to die from coronary heart disease than from breast cancer. often it seems women present with unusual symptoms, and researchers say that helps explain why in the uk, like sweden, they are not always getting the right treatment.
women may well present with other symptoms, such as breathlessness, fatigue, palpitations or pain, that is more atypical in nature such as stabbing or sharp. and these findings can be misinterpreted, both by the patient and health care professionals. but if more women are to get rapid access to treatment like this, to clear blocked arteries, there needs to be greater awareness that they, like men, are at risk of heart attacks. fergus walsh, bbc news. a sinn fein mp who marked the anniversary of the kingsmill massacre by posting a social media video of him with a loaf of bread on his head has been suspended from the party. ten protestants were killed in kingsmill back in 1976 when ira gunman attacked a minibus. barry mcelduff has apologised, saying he didn't mean to cause any hurt. from belfast, stephen walker reports. barry mcelduff posed with a loaf of kingsmill bread on the anniversary of the 1976 ira massacre in which ten workmen died. he posted the video on twitter.
i'm in the classic service station here, but i'm just wondering, where does mccullough‘s keep the bread? on saturday barry mcelduff remove the tweet and apologised unreservedly, saying he never intended any link between the video and anniversary of the massacre. but one of those who survived the shooting rejected his apology. i don't know anyone that could be so callous as that. to mock the dead and dance on their graves, its depraved. today sinn fein suspended the west tyrone mp for three months, a move that barry mcelduff accepted. i genuinely, genuinely, want to reiterate what is in the statement, which is my deep and sincere apology at, and i have to say this from a personal point of view — it's very very true —
unintended to hurt and pain caused. i have no doubt that hurt and pain has been caused but, you know, it was genuinely unintended on my part. and that's all i want to say today. thank you. you had no idea that it was the date of the anniversary? no, no idea — no idea — but if you can now allowed me to proceed home. thank you. and will you be meeting the kingsmill families? sinn fein's leaders accept that hurt and pain has been caused. the barry mcelduff will be suspended but will continue to be paid. i made it very clear to barry that his tweet was ill—judged, and that his tweet was indefensible, and that it has caused hurt and pain to the kingsmill families. i also made it clear that his tweet was not of the standard which we would expect from sinn fein representatives. the length of the suspension has been criticised with unionists, the sdlp and the alliance party all questioning the decision. earlier, there were calls for sinn fein to sack the west tyrone mp. well, it's notjust a matter of barry mcelduff's apology. it's a matterfor the sinn fein leadership, a leadership that has lectured for over 12 months
on the need for respect, yet they have a member of parliament who clearly can show none. barry mcelduff was not the only politician caught up in this story. south belfast mla mairtin o muilleoir has apologised after retweeting the original video. sinn fein must hope they can put this matter behind them. it has damaged the party and their west tyrone mp, and undoubtedly it has cost hurtand pain. and undoubtedly it has caused hurtand pain. it also serves as a reminder that what is done and said about the past still has enormous repercussions in the present. stephen walker, bbc news, belfast. let's return to the cabinet reshuffle theresa may has been engaged in the day and we will find out a little bit more now from my guest who is standing by, kevin schofield, the political editorfor
politics home. kevin, good to see you. the big news out of the hole they seems to be justine you. the big news out of the hole they seems to bejustine greening leaving education. it had been suggested that would be the case by some people watching politics but she was offered anotherjob and turned it down, apparently? yes, she was offered the post of work and pensions secretary. clearly theresa may did not want to lose justine greening from the cabinet altogether, but the pair, i believe, held quite heated discussions for up to two hours in number 10, and she has decided not to take thatjob and has decided not to take thatjob and has resigned, so a pretty big blow and quite embarrassing for the prime minister. y shift from education in the first place? it was well documented that justine the first place? it was well documented thatjustine greening was not on board with the prime minister's desire to introduce a new generation of grammar schools. now,
the result in the general election met it was never really are realistic possibility she would be able to get it through parliament anyway, but when you have a situation where the education secretary does not support the prime minister's main education policy then clearly you got a problem. there was also quite a strong suggestion that reallyjustine greening hasn't made much of an impression in the post, but i think she is still very capable minister and that is why the prime minister did not want to lose altogether from the cabinets or it is a bit of a blow for theresa may, absolutely no doubt about that. it is also significant that justine doubt about that. it is also significant thatjustine greening was passionate the main supporter in the eu referendum, so clearly the prime minister wanted to keep on board to maintain the balance in the cabinet between brexiteers and bremainers, now she has lost her and she will go to the backbenches there isa she will go to the backbenches there is a worry she will make pretty difficult for the government when
they are trying to get that eu withdrawal bill through. this was billed by some as an opportunity for theresa may to reinvigorate her government by moving around some of the chairs and her cabinet. it has now been described this evening by one wag as the night of the long plastic knives. there is a sense that frankly not a lot has really changed. at the very top of the cabinet, and there has been a lot of movement beneath that. is this the kind of reshuffle that could reinvigorate her premiership, do you think? it could, but it has been a bit of a damp squib. i think that white hit the nail right on the head. at my last count there were 14 members of the cabinet who have kept theirjobs —— that wag hit the nail right on the head. you're struggling to call ita the head. you're struggling to call it a reshuffle. it is barely a shovel. there have not been very many successful moves by the prime minister. —— it has barely been at shuffle. she tried to removejeremy
hunt from the department of health to make an business secretary, i believe, and he said no, essentially, and forced her to change her mind and keep him where he is. if anything, it has demonstrated again how weak theresa may's on personal position is, and i think it has been a bit of an embarrassing day for really. 0k, kevin. good to see you, kevin schofield, from central london. thank you. we will get a little bit more on that research that has suggested women who have the most serious form of a heart attack are twice as likely as men to die in the year after the incident. let's speak now to dr cara hendry who's a consultant cardiologist in our manchester studio. thanks forjoining us. good evening. first of all, the results of this study, do they surprise you?” first of all, the results of this study, do they surprise you? i have to say they don't surprise me at all. we have known for some years there is data going back to 2006,
showing that women do worse after all forms of heart attack, whether it be that acute coronary syndrome and a heart attacks described in this study. i think some people might be surprised that men and women actually experienced a heart attack and exhibit different symptoms when it comes to having a co ro nary symptoms when it comes to having a coronary heart attack? yes, and that is one thing which is part of the issue that we have here. women experience different symptoms, and also people expect to hear this very typical history of chest pain, they see the picture of the man clutching his chest, he feels sick, but you never see the picture of a woman clutching her chest or feeling short of breath, feeling dizzy, and these equally can be symptoms in women when they come forward with heart attacks and it is ourjob as health care providers to be able to pick that up and separate out those who are having the important heart attacks. but it is clear some health care
providers are not really able to distinguish one and the other, and asa distinguish one and the other, and as a result are not prescribing the kind of drugs that seem to be obvious to prescribe to men because they are clutching their chest and are short of breath and so on. absolutely, and this study demonstrates in a huge cohort of patients, 180,000, and it has shown that a quarter of patients will not get their correct treatment if they are female and that that does have a difference in their outcomes. so the outcomes will be three times higher risk of death in a woman who presents with a heart attack than it would be with her man, and when you actually look at the groups of patients, when they are treated the same, the gap of mortality closes, so same, the gap of mortality closes, so those patients then seem to have the same outcome and with this huge moat of patients we can actually start to look at what's the real difference and it is the treatment of these patients —— this huge amount of patients. fascinating. doctor cara hendry, thanks for joining us. thank you. into look at the weather with matt taylor. good evening. for those with the sunshine
and blue skies overhead today, tomorrow you might swap it for something a bit more grey. the cloud is pushing northward at the moment and south—east winds. there could be and south—east winds. there could be a spot of rain, drizzle, quite misty over the hills as well tonight. the cloud is not high enough to get over the mountains of north—west scotland so the mountains of north—west scotland so the highlands stay clear, temperatures dropping well below freezing. some frost in western scotland, cumbria and also into the north—west of wales in the morning. these are the sports with the best chance of sunshine tomorrow. many t chance of sunshine tomorrow. many opt for our grey day, misty when some of the hills, quite murky and damp in places, patchy light rain and drizzle, maybe even some snow, frozen drizzle. temperatures struggling a little, higher than today but a cool day by large. where we see rain to end the day across the south west and south wales, that wetter weather spread erratically northwards and eased through the night, lingering across eastern scotla nd night, lingering across eastern scotland on wednesday, but in the west frosty but the sunshine is back
during the day. west, frosty but the sunshine is back during the day. en hello. welcome to outside source. the golden globes, women made a stand in several ways. they wore black in solidarity with victims of sexual violence and with a speech of the night did a new political contender emerge? a new day is on the horizon! here carrie gracie has been explaining why she has quit as our china editor. i cannot collude in what i see as unlawful pay discrimination. a woman being sued by radiohead, the band claims a track rips off one of theirs. we will play you both. later we will look at theresa may's cabinet reshuffle.