this is bbc news. the headlines at 8pm. theresa may's cabinet is in disarray as borisjohnson becomes the second senior minister to resign in the space of under 2a hours. in his resignation letter, he says, "the brexit dream is dying, suffocated by needless self—doubt", and said the uk is heading for a deal that will give it the status of an eu colony. his departure follows the resignation of the brexit secretary, david davis, late last night. he said the prime minister's brexit plan left britain in a "weak" position. in point is, i was supposed to presented to parliament, to the european union, to everybody else, and ifi european union, to everybody else, and if i don't believe in it, then i won't do as good a job as somebody who does believe in it. but the prime minister tells mps in the commons she is prepared to fight to keep herjob, and still believes in the government's vision for brexit. she reportedly had a positive meeting with the 1922 group of conservative back—benchers this evening — leaving to ‘loud applause‘ from mps.
the government has been plunged into turmoil by the resignation of two high—profile cabinet members in less than 2a hours. the brexit secretary david davis quit last night, followed this afternoon by the foreign secretary, borisjohnson. in his resignation letter, mrjohnson said the brexit dream is dying, suffocated by needless self—doubt, and he could not in all conscience support the prime minister's plans for leaving the eu. mr davis has been replaced by dominic raab — a leave campaigner who says he's confident he can unite his party and the country. theresa may faced her critics at a packed meeting of backbench
conservative mps, many of whom share mrjohnson‘s concerns about her brexit stance. the dual blow has fuelled speculation about a leadership challenge — but theresa may was greeted by cheers and applause at the 1922 commitee meeting. i think nobly that that could happen no matter, and shouldn't have been no matter, and shouldn't have been no mac. we have got three months left of negotiation. it takes three months to do a leadership election. we couldn't possibly have both of them are doing at the same time, so i'm encouraging my colleagues to step back and think about this. most people are in a much more settled stated this evening, and the prime minister is rightly doing the job that we need her today. and it would
ta ke 48 that we need her today. and it would take 48 conservative mps to try and trigger that process with the leader may be changed. from partner said inside that meeting, as far as you are about, we are not at that stage. that aside, the chair said right at the beginning, we have been reading a lot of rumours, but only i know, no one else can possibly know this, and it is not there, otherwise you would know. i'm very sceptical about that. it takes a lot for people to put letters in. i have never done it. i thought everyone going to do it. i thought everyone going to do it last year, after the last election, that would have been the time to consider, just to think about it. that time has long since passed. we are now up against a deadline on the most important negotiation this country has had since the war. in this year discussing, —— and this if you
discussion, the last thing we need to be doing is changing prime minister. she is doing a very good job under very difficult circumstances, and we need to make sure that she stays there to do it. cranky slap talking after that committee meeting this evening. just a line to add to that. the question ofa a line to add to that. the question of a leadership challenge is owed to bundle. if you had told me two hours ago this is how we would end the day, i would have bitten your hand. this is a new a new chapter. we have sent some detail of borisjohnson's letter to the prime minister. laura kuenssberg has said a letter has been sent back by the prime minister. i am sorry and a little surprised to receive it after discussions on friday. our political correspondent, chris mason, is at carlton house in central london, where the foreign secretary is at the moment.
perspective, she has been desperately trying to find some sort of common ground and amongst a cabinet, a party and a country that is fundamentally divided about brexited. not just is fundamentally divided about brexited. notjust whether it is a good or bad thing, but how it should be permitted. what flavour brexit should be gone before. and an attempt to bring her party together and secured some sort of position which makes command a majority of parliament as well has led to a situation when three of these most seniorfigures in situation when three of these most senior figures in government, situation when three of these most seniorfigures in government, and storey of the biggest flag wavers for brexit‘s simply felt it did not amount to the kent of said they were advocating in the campaign of years ago. we're joined now by our political correspondent, iain watson. our corresponding vicky young. she spent so much time trying to keep the conservative party any chain and all on the same page, and no market is wide out there in the open. where does she go from there? that is
partly the point. at some point, she had to come down on one side or the other with a plan, and the moment she did that, it was inevitable they we re she did that, it was inevitable they were going to be a sizeable amount of people not very happy. i have spent the last while hanging around this place, talking to former cabinet ministers and others. on the borisjohnson cabinet ministers and others. on the boris johnson resignation, it cabinet ministers and others. on the borisjohnson resignation, it not of raise eyebrows, saying he only went because david davis went. some say he looks ridiculous for not having gone on friday. one cabinet minister said we are past peak boris. i think lots of people each here or do not think if it came to a leadership challenge that he would get the support that he might want, and they concede that he felt he was pushed into that decision. the other thing thatis into that decision. the other thing that is going on is the idea of a leadership challenge. again, i am sensing from lots of mps and there is not the appetite for trying to get rid of theresa may. there are
dozens get rid of theresa may. there are d oze ns of get rid of theresa may. there are dozens of people who absolutely furious about the plan on the table, they do not like it. former cabinet minister said to meet did absolutely vote against it, and they want to see changes, but they do not think that getting rid of theresa may at this point well help. everyone is saying it is time to come down. ever interesting dynamic, talking to a lot of the main conservatives, they we re lot of the main conservatives, they were the one who threatened rebellion in recent weeks. they will have a chance to do so next week with the customs bill, but they are saying this is not the moment. we have to back theresa may, because the deal she has put forward as the best we are going to get. that is interesting, because at the moment, this is the key point of levitt, next week. this vote on the customs union. if they let that go and put their trust on what the prime
minister has put forward at chequers, there is always a danger down the road that she hardened her stance. that is what they have been accused of in the past. they have not pushed it to the limits. i think they think the direction it is going now is the best for them. everyone is obviously taking it one step at a time, because no one knows what is going to happen. of course, the big unknown is when this white paper is published and sent to brussels, what then? the british government is trying to... and restart this last week, whether theresa may 20 seat mark gritter and ankle merkel, to say to eu countries, you'd need to put pressure on brussels to do a deal. if there is one silver lining, and some have articulated this, in private, of course, they say that borisjohnson private, of course, they say that boris johnson and david private, of course, they say that borisjohnson and david davis going allows theresa may to say to brussels, you can see how much i am
giving you, because i have lost two of my cabinet ministers, and you cannot page me any further, because then we are heading for a no deal. it isa then we are heading for a no deal. it is a difficult situation. precisely, because having demanded a plan from the british side, they have a decision to make. do the back her, david paice foetalformer compromise and risk unseating her? that is what it comes down to — for that brussels is serious about wanting a deal or not. that is what the british government would say. it is impossible to know what would have been here. there seems to be no kind of majority for staying in the single market, and there doesn't seem to be a majority for the kind of cleaner because some of the brexiteers want. where does that leave this situation? i don't think anyone can answer that. that is what theresa may is trying to work
around. what she has come up with, and twice he said that is the best your, is because this is the one she thinks she can get through parliament. a sizeable number of conservatives will not back the chequers deal if it stays at it is. this is by bizarre opposition mps being invited in to speak to number ten officers. —— this is by beats or opposition mps. it can really tell whether it is going to end? . theresa may told ministers the government is getting ready for every eventuality in the brexit negotiations. irresponsible government must prepare for a range of possible outcomes, including the possibility ofa no outcomes, including the possibility of a no deal. and gavin the short period remaining before the conclusion of negotiations, the cabinet agrees on
friday that these preparations should be stepped up. at the same time, we should recognise that such a disorderly no deal would have profound consequences for both the uk and eu and i believe that the uk deserves better. so, the cabinet agrees that we need to present the eu with the new model, evolving the position that i set out my mansion house page so that we can accelerate negotiations over the summer, secure that new relationship in the autumn, pass the withdrawal and implementation bill and leave the european union on march the 29th, 2019. mr speaker, the friction—free movement of goods is the only way to avoid a hard border between northern ireland and ireland and between northern ireland and great britain, and it is the only way to protect the uniquely integrated supply chain and just—in—time
processes on which millions ofjobs and livelihoods depend. at the heart of our proposal is the uk— eu free trade area that will avoid the need for customs and regulatory checks at the border and to protect those supply chains. the prime minister speaking in the house of commons. the opposition labour leader, jeremy corbyn, said mrs may was incapable of securing a good dealfor britain, it is clear this government cannot secure a good deal for britain. on friday, on friday, mr speaker, the prime minister was so proud of her brexit deals she wrote to her mps to declare, collective cabinet responsibility is now fully restored. laughter. while the environment secretary added his own words and said one of the things about this comprome is that it unites the cabinet.
the chequers compromise took two years to reach and just two days to unravel. mr speaker, how can anyone have faith in the prime minister getting a good deal with 27 european union governments when she cannot even broker a deal within her own cabinet? with me is matthew doyle, former head of communications for the labour party under tony blair. i was thinking when we heard about boris johnson's of resignation i was thinking when we heard about borisjohnson's of resignation or that david daisies had called his bluff. i think he did. i think if he was ever going to resign, david davis made it inevitable that was going to be today. otherwise, there was no way he could straddle this position. the reality is that these
two resignations have been inevitable for some time, and from one simple reason, that theresa may, throughout this process, has gone for this creative ambiguity to try and maintain unity, a fiction of june 88, with and the cabinet. that has done has damaged the national interest by wasting so much time in the negotiating process. it is unbelievable and it is taken us two yea rs unbelievable and it is taken us two years to get to a position that has unravelled in two days. when you we re unravelled in two days. when you were with tony blair, did you have a situation like this? freddie had a number of resignations? there was certainly dipping it towards the end of tony blair's time when people are agitating for hand to set a date to leave. we saw a coordinated stream ofjunior ministers leave. we saw a coordinated stream of junior ministers leaving leave. we saw a coordinated stream ofjunior ministers leaving over that period. what worries you in that period. what worries you in that situation, and what theresa may blobby asking her pipes to do, is to
get the maximum amount of intelligence to work out what the midst is. is this isolated, that is that a pattern that is going to over the next 24 others, if they do not get further concessions out of downing street, the bossy age, drip, drip, even if it isjunior ministers, it adds to that sense that the government cannot stop the bleeding. the prime minister cannot get a bleeding. the prime minister cannot geta grip. bleeding. the prime minister cannot get a grip. that is a most dangerous position to be in. if you book advising her tonight, how does she use this to her maximum benefit 20 goes back to brussels?” use this to her maximum benefit 20 goes back to brussels? i think she has got to use it to say, look at what i am dealing with. i am trying to find a third way, as she has caught that. they need to help me out. this has been the problem with this process from the day very beginning. i would argue, we will
never be able to resolve it, because it is the fundamental problem of trying to resolve these position. if you look at parliament, and the reason why it is sophie brough, is that none of the negotiating positions have a majority within parliament. —— why it is so febrile. there needs to be an upturn to plan and position with the votes to get it through the house of commons. she has a it through the house of commons. she hasa mini it through the house of commons. she has a mini huddles to overcome. we had halliday ben from the labour party a few minutes ago saying i can foresee a problem in october when we have video that comes back from brussels. my colleagues will vote against it because it doesn't meet out six tests. the brexiteers will vote against it because it is not the hard brexit they wanted. she is between a rock and a hard place. she is. we are seeing that the reality is. we are seeing that the reality is that this will get resolved in one of two ways, either through a
general election on a referendum. my personal view is that a referendum would be a betterfashion, so it goes back to people around the specific proposal, because ultimately, there are not the numbers in parliament for any one of the negotiating positions to be done, so the only way she can break the .doc is to go back to the public and essentially say, knowing everything we know, do you want to go ahead with this? all is good to get your thoughts. thank you very much indeed. hard to think this is just a battle with cabinet, she then has to go to brussels and convince them to accept the deal. robbie back them to accept the deal. robbie back the number on the former compromise? there is so many things to ponder on the european side as well. plenty more reaction from westminster, but for the moment, i got handed back to the studio. let's take a look at some of the other global
developments this hour. in thailand, divers have rescued a further four boys from a flooded cave complex, bringing the total brought to safety so far to eight. the boys are said to be cold, but otherwise in good condition. all of them have been quarantined in hospital, and are yet to be reunited with their parents. the thai navy seals leading the rescue operation say they plan to bring the remaining four footballers and their coach out tomorrow. lucy williamson reports from the scene. police helicopters over the area have come to signal hope. inside this one, a fifth boy, pulled today from deep inside the mountain and flown tojoin his team—mates in hospital. his identity kept private, everyone expects his arrival to make global news. a week ago this mission was seen as almost impossibly risky, but with every success, confidence in the british led team here has grown, as the monsoon rains have so far largely held off. ivan was one of the rescuers in the cave that day, stationed near one of the route's
most difficult parts to replace through and deal with problems. i was very scared, because when i saw the diver and the kid in the horizon, we can't see that far but maybe about 50 metres, i didn't know if it was a casualty or if it was a kid. so i was, i was very scared then. when i saw that he was alive and breathing, and, seemed to be all right, it felt very good. it felt very good. what did you learn from that first day? one of the very difficult things is communication, talking inside the cave is very difficult. you need to be very close, if you are more than five, ten metres away, the echo and the water and everything, it is incredibly hard to understand, and misunderstandings and high complexity that leads to a very bad situation, so we need and we plan for that,
we need to keep the communication very simple. thai children are warned about this mountain by their grandparents, that it swallows people and doesn't let them out. so far, this operation has proved that adage wrong, eight children have been counted out of the cave, four more are waiting with their coach for the rescuers to return tomorrow. let's return now to today's main story. theresa may's cabinet is in disarray as borisjohnson becomes the second cabinet minister to resign in less than 24 hours. we have just had the response to boris johnson's letter we have just had the response to borisjohnson's letter in which he said the dream of the brexit is dying. she says, i am surprised to receive your letter after a productive discussions we had at chequers on friday, and a comprehensive and detailed proposal which we agreed as a cabinet. she
then adds, if you are not able to provide the support we need to secure this deal, in the interests of the united kingdom, it is right that you should step down. the conservative mp, and former attorney general, dominic grieve is in our westminster studio. this has been an extraordinary 24 hours. do you think the prime minister is weakened? no prime minister is weakened? no prime minister is weakened? no prime minister is going to want to see this sort of events that have unfolded. they are slightly unusual, because one might have expected them to happen on friday when the cabinet met, but having done that, she has made quite clear the direction of travel she wants to go, and of course if cabinet ministers feel they cannot support it, then they should resign, and that is the right thing to happen. the message, certainly in mrjohnson's letter, is that britain has raised the white flag eve n that britain has raised the white flag even put for the final stage of
negotiations. you have advocated a softer brexit rather than simply walking a bit with 38 deal, are going for something perhaps mortal kombat of in the british approach. —— something more, that of. kombat of in the british approach. -- something more, that of. there are times borisjohnson has said very different things. before the referendum, he produced two speeches one in favour of campaigning for domain and one in favour of campaigning for leave. i think the remarkable thing is he has been tolerated for as long as he has.|j do not worried that the prime minister's position also weakened that one way or another, she is not able to demand the conservative party to get this compromise plan through? brexit has been a great challenge ever since the result came through. it creates great risk, great uncertainty for our country. it risks are economic well—being and
national security. something i would not have wished to see happen, but it has happened, and we have to do our best to try to find the best outcome that we can. that is what we need. of course, there is a tension right across the political spectrum. labour is deeply divided on the subject. so, undoubtedly, is my party. but if we are going to try and provide reasonable government, we have to work together to find solutions and be pragmatic and listen to what people are saying. your colleagues has said that he regards the compromise agreed on friday as this far and no further. you cannot go into negotiation on that basis. you have got to be prepared to concede something. if he is right, a lot of conservative backbenchers will say if you cannot concede anything, effectively, you walk away. if that is the view, the negotiations are probably going
nowhere. if that happens, this country will face a political crisis before the end of the year. these things have to be taken into account. we have taken a decision full of lust. either we have to find a way through that logically, tried to minimise the risk, we are simply going to run into the sand. at that point, we will have to sort out the mess ina point, we will have to sort out the mess in a different way, and the country may be damaged as a result. it is incumbent on us to try to work together to find a solution. thank you very much for being with us this evening. that is the latest work westminster. theresa may telling borisjohnson, the westminster. theresa may telling boris johnson, the former westminster. theresa may telling borisjohnson, the former foreign secretary, he she was a little surprised to receive his resignation. we will be back with more sharply. now it's time for a look at the weather with helen willets.
it has been another sweltering day. 29 is the highest i have seen. we have had more cloud in the sky is floating around, as you see here in worcestershire. there has been a drop in temperature in the dark of england. this is why, because of the cloud. a noticeable dip in temperature across scotland. we have another one fan approaching from the atlantic, but this one is giving a spot of drizzle as we go through the evening. it will introduce a fresh breeze into northern areas. it will be more bearable for sleeping here. more cloud across scotland. quite uncomfortable further side. behind
those were front, there lord humidity air. there will be more cloud through the day, which will move into northern ireland on tuesday. the temperatures will be on a par with those today. further south, that fresh air migrates further west, so we will seek more cloud for a time, but sunshine will return. could beat a few showers in the west. it will be cooler, much cooler, in many eastern and southern areas. a welcome relief if you find this heat and high humidity stifling. as we head into wimbledon, what does that mean for spectators and players? it means a more co mforta ble and players? it means a more comfortable day, but temperatures is not topping out, but design isjust as strong — 19 or 20. on wednesday, as strong — 19 or 20. on wednesday, a weekend weather front will give us
some rain across northern ireland, but the high pressure builds through the day. it will also affect the west of scotland. still quite cloudy, but is in scotland, england and wales, the cloud melting away, temperatures on the rise. into the low 20s, not the high teens across the east cross. further north through scotland, at the end of the week. goodbye. hello this is bbc news. the headlines: theresa may's cabinet is in disarray, as borisjohnson becomes the second senior minister to resign in the space of under 24 hours. in his resignation letter, he says, "the brexit dream is dying, suffocated by needless self—doubt", and said the uk is heading for a deal that will give it the status of an eu colony. mrjohnson's departure follows the resignation of the brexit
secretary, david davis, late last night. he said the prime minister's brexit plan left britain in a weak position. but the prime minister tells mps in the commons she is prepared to fight to keep herjob, and still believes in the government's vision for brexit. she reportedly had a positive meeting with the 1922 group of conservative back—benchers this evening — leaving to loud applause from mps. sport now, and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. good evening. we're here to provide light relief. lots to tell you about at this second monday at wimbledon, manic monday. there was a co mforta ble manic monday. there was a comfortable victory for the 25th
seed and former champion serena williams remains on course for an eighth title. with all of the women's top ten knocked out the seeds are somewhat parted for serena williams. time to have a real swing at another grand slam title. over the years, almost all of her opponents have been unable to break through her pace and power. the pressure on centre court is greater than most arenas. plain sailing into the second set. in the face of adversity, sometimes your best comes to the forefront. a winner from rodina, applause from serena. wave after wave of williams attack will more often than not take its toll. sometimes there is no defence. only three women have won grand slam titles in the open era since becoming mothers. serena is showing strong evidence she can become the fourth. it may be stormy waters lie ahead for the 24 time grand slam
champion, but right now it is as green as ever. that is serena williams but news of another shock in the women's draw and a victory for top two seeds in the men's, here is tom watson at the all england club. they call it manic monday and there was another shop here on day seven of these championships. it came in the women's singles pliskova beaten in straight sets by kiki bertens. it means that none of the top ten seeds in the women's draw have made it through to the quarterfinals. a big shock. it means angelique kerber is the top seed remaining in the women's single, the 11th seed safely through having one intake straight sets. she is potentially to meet serena williams in the final. in the men's, roger federer in his imperious best that he has been in these wimbledon championship so far.
he won against mannarino in straight sets. also through his nadal. it brings back memories of the epic final between nadal and federer. nadal booking his place with a straight sets victory against veseli. he has been past the fourth round since 2011 is into the quarterfinals. and as we know, could potentially play roger federer in final. one big match still ongoing, the three—time champion novak djokovic is on centre court. there he is. remember, he beat home favourite kyle edmund on saturday. today playing karen khachanov of russia. he has taken the first two sets. and serve in the third set. it is on bbc two right now. england trained today including jordan henderson, an injury concern
ahead of the semifinal against croatia on wednesday. many of the same england players were knocked out of euro 2016 byte iceland. we knew we could only make amends for that moment here at this world cup and nothing else would fix what happened. it's been a long process since then and we've learned from our mistakes, which is the most important thing, and we've made things right. we'd seen the way the country has got behind us and the happiness that we're giving out at the same time of it's fantastic to bea the same time of it's fantastic to be a part of. britain's geraint thomas is up to third overall in the tour de france after the team time trial. chris froome just under a
chris froomejust under a minute backin chris froomejust under a minute back in 18th place. that is all board for now. a bit of respite for you for a few moments at least. we are very grateful for it. but as you say, it is only for a few moments. we back with more of the politics. borisjohnson, the foreign secretary has resigned rather than accept the prime minister and's new brexit policy. mrjohnson has led his political career as a colourful maverick. our deputy political editor john pienaar has been looking back at his time as foreign secretary up or down, in or out of government, there is no—one else quite like boris johnson. it is going very well. it is going well, he said, hanging in the air. like his future now. boris johnson helped front the leave campaign. this is a once in a lifetime chance. afterwards, he told friends he "owned" brexit. becoming foreign secretary was a surprise, especially to him. butting into brexit negotiations wasn't. sometimes speaking to brussels... the sums i have seen they propose
to demand from this country seem to me to be extortionate and to go whistle is an appropriate expression. and even lecturing theresa may. is the brexit plan crazy? are you ready to resign? calling the prime minister's ideas "crazy" in herfavourite paper and not resigning was pushing it. many loyalists thought so. i don't want him managing the brexit process. this is back seat driving. you could call it that. i hope my colleagues in parliament will get behind her in the same way. but that wasn't the borisjohnson way. crossing the globe as foreign secretary was. the ceremonies, the salutes and the silly media stunts that somehow only he knew how to carry off. 200 million—year—old light form. and the borisjohnson way owed nothing to conventional idea of collective responsibility, as when he rubbished the notion of a brexit compromise. and the risk is that we will end up in an anteroom of the eu. his political stock fell
when he was quoted saying if business didn't like brexit, "f" business, and he was somehow in afghanistan, when mps voted on heathrow expansion, which he opposed. now, he has given up his post but not his platform. hard line brexiteers will look to him to fight for the brexit they want, and against the prime minister the hard liners don't. that struggle is just getting started. john pienaar, bbc news. here to discuss what has been an extraordinary 24 hours — and what looks set to be an extraordinary next few days, weeks and even months — is stephen bush, the specialist correspondent from the new statesman. and the broadcaster and political commentator, iain dale, who's at westminster. welcome to both of you. iain dale, one concern that was written in the mail on sunday of borisjohnson, he
said we wanted his churchill and he gave us his neville chamberlain. do you think that kind of criticism stung him? it's surprising he didn't resign much sooner. it is surprising he didn't resign before now, he could have resigned over heathrow and many people would have thought that would have been an honourable resignation. i think today's resignation. i think today's resignation may have been coming for some time but i think it's been triggered by david davis more than anything else. i think borisjohnson has a single question to answer. david davis resign because it was his portfolio. he could not look michel barnier in the eye and believe what he was saying. boris johnson isn't negotiating with michel barnier, so it is a slightly strange one that it has come today. it's clearly designed to cause theresa may damage on further his own political ambition. stephen, what about the impression that is left of the government now in the public ‘s eyes, given that it is in charge of such a crucial process,
which the majority of people in this country which the majority of people in this cou ntry voted which the majority of people in this country voted for and a process that will affect the lives of everyone whether they voted for it or not? it's not a great luck that the government appears to be sort of almost self obsessed, particularly at such a late stage and particularly because the central argument that boris johnson particularly because the central argument that borisjohnson makes in his resignation letter, that was true the second the government committed to having no infrastructure on the island of ireland. many people would rightly say, what have you been doing still being in this post for however many months? if brexit goes badly wrong, which feels distinctly plausible given everything that happened today among other things, is a really bad luck for the government to have been looking at own navel this close to the wire. in terms of the deal that was struck only on friday, doesn't it seem a long time ago now! do you think that version remains viable for the government as a negotiating
position or do you think now the pressure within the conservative party will be, ok, when not going to try and force you out mrs may, we will rally behind you but there are conditions, there will be a price to be paid, in terms of the things you have said you are prepared to fight for in the negotiation with brussels? well, i don't think it is a viable negotiating stance. i think it will lead to the worst of all possible worlds. it's effectively brexit in name only. we would effectively be staying in the single market. we wouldn't be able to do the kind of trade deals that the government had promised before. now, i think the european union is going to make some relatively positive noises about it. i think when the white paper comes out, which has been postponed until next week, it was supposed to come out on thursday, and that's presumably to give ollie robbins, theresa may's adviser, enough time to rewrite it and take out all the david davis stuff from it. i think when they see
that, again they will probably be reasonably positive. but when it comes down to the talks, and let's remember there won't be any meaningful talks this side of september, when it comes down to the meaningful talks, i think they are going to extract the maximum concessions from us and like lemmings, we will give them, because there is no alternative. she sold there is no alternative. she sold the pass and brexit and unless conservative mps and a few labour mps stand up to her, we are going to get this brexit in name only and thatis get this brexit in name only and that is not what 17.4 million people voted for. they voted for brexit to really m ea n voted for. they voted for brexit to really mean brexit. something theresa may keeps telling us is going to happen but it clearly isn't any longer. stephen, do you think the public will accept that? accept it as the best that was available and they will swallow it if they would prefer something different or not and is there anything in the kind of concessions the government are talking about making that you think would be a line that the
voters, the brexit voters, would not tolerate, which they might punish the government for?” tolerate, which they might punish the government for? i think voters have switched off, that's clear from focus groups and every poll. they feel they voted for this two years ago or were disappointed two years ago or were disappointed two years ago and they would like the government to move on. there is one issue i think the government cannot have a brexit in name only and that isi have a brexit in name only and that is i think probably the free movement of labour. that is the only brexit issue that, and any genuine public support. trade deals are the preoccupation of about five people five metres from where we're sitting. the government can lie down on anything else but on free movement of labour if there is a change i think there is a big political problem for the government. would you share that view? up to a point. i don't agree with stephen that people have switched off. i speak to people on my radio show three hours every day ina my radio show three hours every day in a phone in and i can tell you there are some very angry people out
there. if you look at the traffic, in terms of text, tweets and e—mails, there are a lot of conservative voters who say they feel theresa may has sold a pass on brexit and they won't vote conservative at the next election. another group of people say they won't vote ever again. i think that isa won't vote ever again. i think that is a really crucial thing, because i haven't, i'm 55 years old, i've been in politics 30, 35 years. i don't remember a time when there has been so much discontent with politicians. it's been building, it has to be said, for the last 20 years but there are quite a few people now... some of them actually new voters in the referendum, people who voted for the referendum, people who voted for the first time and they think, why didi the first time and they think, why did i bother doing that if we're going to be let down and they are not going to deliver what they promise to deliver? there is a cynical view that one can ta ke there is a cynical view that one can take not just with there is a cynical view that one can take notjust with borisjohnson's resignation the david davis' as well, that this will go to shape, we get out before it goes pear shaped and therefore we don't have to take
any of the blame for it? david davis and boris johnson were any of the blame for it? david davis and borisjohnson were sitting round the table for years. it's a fundamental misreading of david davis' character. you know him well. i've known him for 30 years. believe me, it wasn't an easy decision for him to make today. i think there is a part of feels that he will have let some people down. but he feels this current policy is betraying the interests of the british nation, betraying what17.4 million people voted for and he could no longer do it. if you the supposedly chief negotiator, and we can argue whether it is him or ollie robins, but if you are the chief negotiator, you have to believe in your negotiating position. he has been undermined so consistently by downing street in the last year... why isn't he calling for theresa may to be resign as leader or be pushed out? that is as leader or be pushed out? that is a thing that will change things, not
the resignation of david davis boris johnson. it would be a categoric statement from someone like him, he is selling us down the river, we have to stop it. this is the last opportunity to stop it. to sit back and say, i can't defend this, i'm off is arguably not the way to achieve the objective he says he wa nts. achieve the objective he says he wants. you would have to ask him that. one odd thing is that his successor dominic raab. here's a david davis protege and if anything he is more hardline than david davis. he was described by someone this morning as an intellectual version of david davis. i don't believe for a minute that dominic raab believes in this negotiating position. he may be a little more inscrutable than david davis are not have the sort of economy that david davis has. when he sits opposite michel barnier is he going to believe what he is saying? i find, i struggle to believe it. where do we go from here, do you think?” struggle to believe it. where do we go from here, do you think? i think it's difficult. the government made a promise on the irish border and
vote leave made a promise on the irish border that cannot be reconciled with a proper brexit. you have to have regulatory and custom circuitry. they have another problem with what happens in terms of our freedom to strike trade deals, which can be reconciled with that and it has an unwillingness and seemingly inability to either understand that trade off, let alone communicate it to anyone else and at some point you assume those incompatible positions will have a head—on collision of the big deal to me the most likely outcome is we crash out without a deal. does that feel more likely than not now? when you were speaking earlier to the conservative mp crispin blunt he said he felt the compromise agreed on friday was as farand no compromise agreed on friday was as far and no further. unless it was accepted in its entirety, in other words, it wouldn't be possible for theresa may to make any further concessions to brussels, she would have to walk away? how many times have to walk away? how many times have we heard that before, this far and no further? i'm not sure it
makes the prospect of a no deal more likely. i think what it does make more likely, and this will infuriate brexiteers, the article 50 process to be extended. i can quite imagine come the end of september theresa may going cap in hand to michel barnier saying i know we said we would leave in march 2019 but we're not ready, not far ahead enough in the negotiations, can we extend that date? then it gets to the point of hotel california, you can check out but never leave. you sound confident that theresa may is still going to be prime minister come the end of september? not at all. i think it would be extraordinary for graham brady to appear before the television cameras and, the chairman of the 1922 committee, over the next two days, look down the camera and say i have 48 letters. let's remember, the president of the united states is arriving in this country on thursday. our tory mps really going to put her through
that? can you imagine what donald trump might say in front of the television cameras? he might do it anyway, who knows... but if they have anything about them, surely they should hold off until next week. but we have, lots of people have written theresa may off before. ido have written theresa may off before. i do think that she is in a very serious position and i cannot understand, i was talking to sarah woollaston on another channel earlier and she suggested today strengthened theresa may's position. i don't know what she's on but i wa nt i don't know what she's on but i want some of it, i think she's in a very wea k want some of it, i think she's in a very weak position. if you lose two the top four cabinet ministers on the top four cabinet ministers on the same day, that is quite a lot, but she's resilient, she has bounced back before. i won't rule it out happening again, but she wouldn't wa nt to happening again, but she wouldn't want to be where she is today. she's had the most terrible day, where she's had to spend an hour and a half in the house of commons answering questions and then addressing her backbench mps. and yes, they gave her a rousing reception but they did exactly the
same thing, you will remember, back in 2003, the day before they got rid of iain duncan smith. so they are a duplicitous bunch and they haven't changed. chuckles leaving aside that particular duplicitous bunch, where does this leave the labour party? jeremy corbyn was putting on a barnstorming performance from the dispatch box saying if you block had sorted out, get away make way for somebody who can negotiate, effectively, in brussels. does it give labour any sort of bounce? we will wait and see what happens in the polls but i think today was probably his best performance. it was a bit like england firing goals past panama but you can only beat what's in front of you. i think the question... my assumption is labour will get some kind of bounce out of this but if they can't, then the question i think we'll probably be asked, what are these circumstances in which they can read? iain, could do you think labour has been helped by this
at all? it is difficult to say, because they have played it quite cleverly in that they haven't actually talked a lot about brexit over the last six months. yes, jeremy corbyn has done a couple of quite good pmqs on it. a subject he ought to be a very weak ground because if you look at the labour splits on brexit, they are almost equally as divided as the conservative party, except they are divided into three different factions. so if there were a general election and labour won it, i'm not surejeremy election and labour won it, i'm not sure jeremy corbyn election and labour won it, i'm not surejeremy corbyn would find these negotiations any easier than theresa may has stumped. of course, at least jeremy corbyn does believe in brexit. chuckles thank you both very much, always a pleasure to talk to you both. let's ta ke pleasure to talk to you both. let's take a look at our headline this hour. borisjohnson becomes the second senior minister to resign from theresa may's cabinet in the space of under 24 hours, saying the brexit dream is dying due to unnecessary self—doubt. his departure follows
the resignation of the brexit secretary, david davis, late last night. he said the prime minister's brexit plan left britain in a weak position. the prime minister tells mps in the commons she is prepared to fight to keep herjob, if there is a vote of no confidence in her leadership. an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. police say it's "shocking and utterly appalling" that a woman has died after being exposed to a nerve agent in wiltshire. dawn sturgess was contaminated not far from where a former russian spy and his daughter were poisoned in march. her partner, charlie rowley, remains critically ill. it's understood his home in amesbury is the "key location" in the hunt for the source of the novichok posioning. our home affairs correspondent, june kelly reports. dawn sturgess was a mother of three.
two grown—up sons and a daughter of 11. today, they and her parents are mourning her. she and her partner charlie rowley fell ill after being exposed to what is being described as a high dose of novichok nerve agent. it is understood the couple each had it on one of their hands. this was dawn sturgess in a local shop the day before she collapsed. with her death, a murder investigation has been launched by scotland yard. it is both shocking and utterly appalling that a british citizen has died having been exposed to a novichok nerve agent, but make no mistake, we are determined to find out how dawn and her partner charlie rowley came into contact with such a deadly substance, and we will do everything we possibly can to bring those responsible to justice. the couple's last journey together was on a bus from salisbury to amesbury. tonight, the police said there were no traces of novichok on the bus they took. it is understood charlie rowley‘s flat in amesbury is regarded
as the key location, as police search for a container, which was the source of the nerve agent. the work of the teams in their specialist heavy suits is being made harder by the heat. it was novichok which was used in the attempted murder of sergei skripal and yulia skripal four months ago. here in salisbury, the hostel that was dawn sturgess‘s last home has been has been closed, and is now one of the decontamination sites. people in this area believed the novichok crisis had passed. dawn sturgess no doubt thought the same. at the cordon by the hostel, flowers have been left with a message. "dawn, you were the innocent one in this." in a tragic twist, dawn sturgess has become the unintended victim of an international murder plot. the hunt is now on for her killers. june kelly, bbc news, salisbury. at least 100 people
in western japan are now thought to have died due to flooding and landslides caused by record rainfall. dozens of people are also reported to be missing as the region received three times the amount of usual rainfall for the whole ofjuly since thursday. two million people have been ordered to evacuate. the major french company danone is looking into reports that its newly revised aptamil baby milk formula is making some infants ill. hundreds of parents in the uk have complained on social media that it is making their babies sick. the company said it had carried out extensive safety checks, but added it was "taking all feedback very seriously". the christening of prince louis, the youngest son of the duke and duchess of cambridge, has taken place this afternoon at st james' palace. the queen and the duke of edinburgh were not at the baptism because of the queen's schedule. six godparents — friends and members of the family — did attend the private ceremony. it is cooling off by all accounts a
lease for a couple of days but more hot weather to look forward to? helen can tell us what is going to be coming in the next 24 hours. yes, i don't know, if you're like me will be suffering with big heat and humidity soa will be suffering with big heat and humidity so a welcome relief for me at least. a bit of cloud after what has been a very stifling day. we have had 30 degrees just to the west of london, which is not quite as high as yesterday but not far short. this is the reason for the change we have had, the cloud that has come in across the north—east of england and scotland. it is not producing much rain, just the odd spot of drizzle but you can see there is quite a large amount of cloud on the satellite picture. the process of that transference of cloud gradually
westwards continues through the night. behind it, this fresh northerly breeze and slightly lower humidity. so we will notice some relief already by night in eastern parts of england, not so much scotland, more cloud coming in and another weather front here, this cold weather front, so such as its name suggests is slightly colder air. so quite a lot of cloud in central and eastern parts of england, scotland. as the day goes on, more cloud loading in northern ireland and wales and the south—west, as it transfers gradually westwards. that could spark one or two showers but you can see the heat isn't quite as widespread as it has been. temperatures will be down on those of recent days. quite markedly for england and wales and scotland and northern ireland very much on a par with today but more cloud and even the odd spirit of rain and drizzle. what does it mean for wimbledon? it has been mostly dry so far, mostly, and it should be mainly dry tomorrow. very little chance of rain or drizzle but it will be more co mforta ble or drizzle but it will be more comfortable for spectators and players alike. be aware, the son is
just as strong. this is interesting, wednesday and thursday across northern ireland, we could see a bit of rain, possibly some more rain on wednesday but the jury is out. some uncertainty. looks like we will see a weather front and for most of us, once that clears way, a dry picture with less cloud around, temperatures starting to build again. a degree or two up for scotland, england and wales again and we will follow that pattern is go towards the end of the week and most temperatures are recovering more widely. so yes, a temporary respite from this heat and humidity during tomorrow, possibly wednesday, and then they start to bounce back towards the weekend into the weekend, but next weekend there is the chance that we will see something more unsettled. we will keep you posted. welcome to outside source. where do we start with british politics? they brexit secretary has resigned, the foreign secretary has resigned.
boris johnson's resignation foreign secretary has resigned. borisjohnson's resignation letter says of the brexited dream is dying, and the prime minister's plans will give the uk the status of a colony. this is a brexit that did in our national interest. it will deliver on the democratic decision of the british people. it is about brexit dealfor britain, british people. it is about brexit deal for britain, and british people. it is about brexit dealfor britain, and i commend this statement to the house. we have just had thatjeremy hunt has been appointed as foreign secretary. we will bring you up to date on the uk government think that russia is responsible as a moderate