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Trouble in the Cabinet: the Chancellor accuses
some of his colleagues of briefing against him.
Philip Hammond said they were trying to undermine his attempts to secure
a Brexit deal which protected jobs and the economy.
I'm not going to talk about what comes out
Cabinet meetings are supposed to be a private space in
Also coming up on the programme this evening...
Tougher sentences for people convicted of acid attacks are to be
He did it - Roger Federer makes history - the first man to win
To the delight of the crowds, Lewis Hamilton secures
his fifth British Grand Prix victory at Silverstone.
The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has said Cabinet colleagues who have
been briefing the media against him should instead focus
After newspaper reports about discussions around
the Cabinet table - he said noise was being
generated by people opposed to his focus on jobs
He also addressed claims he'd described public sector workers
Here's our political correspondent, Eleanor Garnier.
He is the man of the moment. Though not for the reasons he would like.
For the second time this week, the Chancellor has found himself
defending private comments in public. This time accused of saying
public sector workers are overpaid. Something he did not deny. I have
told you, I will not talk about what came out of a private cabinet
meeting. Five of your colleagues have. They should not have done,
frankly. Cabinet meetings are supposed to be a space where we have
a private discussion. You would expect me to put private sector pay
in the context of the fiscal and economic situation we face. Among
the millions of public sector workers, it is teachers out
protesting today, plus others like police officers and nurses who faced
a 1% pay cap and 2012. Celebrating workers' rights at a festival in
Dorset, the Labour leader accused the Chancellor of being out of
touch. I think he is living on a different planet. Public sector
workers have had frozen wages for seven years. Workers have had a 14%
cut in pay. Many teachers do not stay in the profession because they
cannot afford to find somewhere to live on the salaries they get and
the strains their under because of shortages. The Chancellor hinted
there could be better news for public sector worker the macro
workers in the budget later this year but he slapped down rivals
talking against him. Some of the noise is being generated by people
who are not happy with the agenda I have tried to advance of ensuring
that we achieved a Brexit which is focused on protecting our economy,
protecting our jobs, and making sure we can have continued rising living
standards in the future. One of the Cabinet's prominent Leave
campaigners, the International Trade Secretary, denied being behind the
briefings. Absolutely deplore leaks from the Cabinet. I think my
colleagues should be very quiet, stick to their own departmental
duties, and I think the public expect us to be disciplined and
effective. Our backbenchers are furious and the only people smiling
will be in Berlin and Paris. Public sector workers continued to make
their concerns known, as it seems to members of the Cabinet who with the
Prime Minister's authority in tatters, are in no mood to do as
they are told. And Eleanor is in Downing
Street for us now. How much should we make of this row
around the Cabinet table? The knives are certainly out. There is a rabble
about public sector pay itself. The Chancellor is intent on fiscal
discipline but a handful of ministers have made clear they think
the party's stance on pay damaged them during the election. It is an
important issue but it is one some see as a short-term dilemma in
contrast issues such as what type of Brexit we end up with, and that is a
significant part of this briefing from Mr Hammond. There is opposition
in the Cabinet to his insistence that jobs come first. Add to that
the Prime Minister's own weakness, and the speculation and jostling
around the party's leadership, and you have the perfect ingredients for
a pretty big row, but the Conservatives do not want a
leadership contest. They are calling for calm ahead of the summer break.
Eleanor Garnier, thank you. Roger Federer has been
crowned Wimbledon champion for a record eighth time,
beating Croatia's Marin Cilic Live now to Wimbledon and our
Sports Correspondent, Joe Wilson. Hello. Facts and figures tell you a
lot about sport and in terms of numbers, Federer is out on his own.
But there is also style. What we have seen at this year's Wimbledon
is the performance of a true artist. A performance which almost defies
time. Mr Cilic, have you met the men's
greatest tennis player of all-time? Everyone knew the of Federer and the
opportunity of this final. Seven times he had won at Wimbledon, just
the record-breaking eighth remained. Marin Cilic began this final trying
to be positive. But here is the problem. Assume the point is one. It
isn't. Federer broke twice to win the first set, and he showed his
full repertoire. Are you serious? Even when Cilic got his serve in,
there was Federer. If it does not go right, go left. 36 minutes gone, a
set down already, what now? What next? 3-0 down in the second set,
Cilic seemed deeply troubled. Whether physical or emotional, for a
minute or two we wondered if he would even continue. Cilic played on
but Federer breezed through the second set, 6-1. However good your
view, it is only fun to watch if it is a match. But depended on Cilic
digging in. In the third set there were signs of that. The crowd
appreciated it. Cilic had treatment on his blistered foot. It did not
help but the key factor was Federer. In the final Federer won eight
games. Federer has won eight titles. So he took the trophy on his the
Malia tour. He knows the way by now. They will be waiting beneath the
balcony. Let's remember, just last year, Federer had months of from
tennis. There had been knee injuries, surgery, recovery. We were
contemplating the end of his career. Not imagining all this. You know, I
believed I could maybe come back and do this again and if you believe you
can be really far in your life and I think I did that and I am happy. I
kept on believing and dreaming and I am here today. It is fantastic. Is
he the greatest sportsman of all time? When you look at his
accomplishments, certainly in an individual sport in a global game,
it is difficult to think of other athletes who have transcended the
sport as much as he has. With four children and at the age of 35,
Federer can -- won his title without losing a set. He may have broken
into a sweat. Tougher sentences for people
convicted of acid attacks are to be considered as part
of a government review. The latest official figures suggest
there were more than 400 assaults involving corrosive substances
in England and Wales This report from our
Home Affairs Correspondent, Danny Shaw, contains some
distressing images from the start. This is 21-year-old Resham Khan
after acid was thrown at her through a car window
while she waited at traffic lights. Her cousin Jameel Muhktar also
suffered severe burns in the attack in east
London last month. A man has been charged with grievous
bodily harm with intent. Attacks like this appear
to be on the increase. Police provided data for acid
attacks between last November 408 incidents were recorded
by police in 39 forces. The most commonly used substances
were bleach, ammonia and acid. One in five offenders
was younger than 18, where the age of the
suspect was known. The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd,
has now ordered a review to ensure that everything
possible is being done Life sentences in the most serious
cases are already available. The Home Office wants perpetrators
to feel the full force of the law. A lot of victims have said that
really their life has been ruined, so why aren't
there life sentences? So to really make sure
that the whole system really responds urgently and thoroughly
to this appalling crime, and at the heart of everything we do
must be the victim. The review will also examine
whether the 1972 Poisons Act should Retailers will be consulted
about measures to restrict sales of Customers may have to provide
proof of their age. In the latest attacks on Thursday
night, five moped riders in London were allegedly targeted
in the space of 90 minutes. A 16-year-old boy has been
charged and will appear in The new star of Doctor
Who has been revealed. Jodie Whittaker will
become the first woman She's best known for her role
in Broadchurch and will take Our entertainment correspondent,
Lizo Mzimba reports. Time travel show Doctor Who making
history. Jodie Tucker says she is overwhelmed, as a feminist, a woman
and an actor to be cast as the drama's first female doctor -- Jodie
Whittaker. It is a role which demands a huge range of motion,
something Jodie has often demonstrated in roles like the
trillions. You will have to forgive me, I have been caning it all
weekend. To playing a bereaved mother in award-winning drama
Broadchurch. It is complicated. A show in which she has appeared
alongside the former Doctor Who companion Arthur Darvel and a former
doctor in David Tennant. Casting strong female lead has been a
popular strategy with audiences in films like Star Wars and on TV shows
like Game Of Thrones. Do you think all fans will welcome a female
Doctor? I think most will. Some will not be sure but they should remember
that Doctor Who is all about change and this is potentially a really big
exciting change to the show. With the BBC having committed itself to
greater diversity, it will be hoping that today's announcement will not
only excite viewers, but clearly demonstrate that the time travel
show has moved firmly into the 21st century.
We've heard the Wimbledon men's final result already -
but Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes has the rest of the day's sport.
Lewis Hamilton has won the British Grand Prix
The historic victory moves him to within a point
of Sebastien Vettel at the half way stage - after the Championship
Leader suffered a dramatic, late puncture.
Our correspondent Patrick Gearey reports from Silverstone.
Silverstone 50 years ago. A Scotsman in a Lotus board won the British
Grand Prix for the fifth time. Jim Clark surrounded by wonder and
flowers. Now anyone who comes here can experience every curve, every
straight, every tire. But only one could really feel how Clark felt.
Lewis Hamilton certainly started with the same view. Everyone behind
him. But watch the rear-view mirror. Kimi Raikkonen tried to overtake but
not so fast. Hamilton went. More to keep an eye on further back.
Sebastian Vettel had been caught by Max but charged back at him full of
adrenaline. F1 does dodgems. Vettel eventually passed on but Hamilton
was over the horizon. The only question was whether he could get in
and out of the pits still ahead? Of course they could. His position
would improve. Kimi Raikkonen was beaten by Valtteri Bottas for second
and Vettel's Championship lead was about to dramatically be flaked. He
went from third to seventh. Lewis Hamilton could hardly have had a
better day. These fans have just seen history. Lewis Hamilton's fifth
British Grand Prix win, his fourth in a row, and what's more, that
title race is definitely on. Only one point stands between Hamilton
and Vettel now. Sebastien, beware, he is catching you.
Now after Roger Federer's historic victory today,
the Centre-Court crowd were also able to enjoy some British success
in the tournament's finale - the mixed doubles,
after Jamie Murray and the Swiss former Wimbledon winner
Martina Hingis beat the defending champions Heather Watson
and Finland's Henri Kontinen in straight sets.
And there was further British success in the Ladies' wheelchair
doubles as Jordanne Whiley and Japanese partner Yui Kamiji
won a fourth successive title coming from a set down
England's cricketers have been set the formidable target of 474 to win
the second test after South Africa declared shortly before stumps
Alistair Cook and Keaton Jennings survived a nervous few overs
For England's captain, this was a first real test of strength. Joe
Root, new to the job. His team in trouble. Now time to show
leadership. South Africa were already in the lead. Batsmen Hashim
Amla should have been given out here. England chose not to review
it, a decision they would regret. Time for the skipper to step in.
Whatever he said to Ben Stokes, it worked. Finally, a wicket. But as
all captains know, one wicket often brings two. England still struggling
but at least something to cheer. There would not be anything more.
South Africa's lead growing way beyond 400. A difficult task for the
captain, now becoming almost impossible.
Sprinter Jonny Peacock will be starting his quest
for a second world 100m title at the World Para-Athletics
Earlier his British team mate Aled Davies won the F42 discus
It's was Britain's seventh gold of the Championships
and extends their lead at the top of the medal table.
Davies will also defend his shot put world title next Saturday.
That's it from me, but the BBC Sport website has details of stage 15
of the Tour de France where Britain's Chris Froome still
has the leader's yellow jersey, and you can also follow the latest
from golf's Scottish Open as well as many other sports stories.
The 200th anniversary of the death of one of Britain's greatest writers
is being commemorated this week in a series of events.
Jane Austen was only 41 when she died, but she left a body
of work that has entranced generations of readers.
Devotees of Jane Austen are gathering across Britain,
Yes, this is my Austen shrine, should perhaps be the word.
From the dresses, the blogs and the 100 copies of
Pride And Prejudice, Sophie is pure Janeite.
For her, Austen is a cultural touchstone.
The themes of her stories are still things which concern people today,
like the need for money, wanting to find love,
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man
in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
In those 23 exquisitely witty words, Jane Austen opened
Pride And Prejudice, a book adapted for every generation.
Take this same scene between Lizzy Bennet
and Lady Catherine De Burgh in three different productions.
You are mistaken, madam, I have not been able to account
And if I am that choice, why may I not accept him?
You have insulted me by every possible method.
It was here at Chawton in Hampshire, Jane Austen completed her works,
cramming them with 19th century manners, morals and messages
The following conversation which took place between
The former model Lily Cole is one of the voices of Audible's
She says Austen is still influential.
I think there are still bigger messages which are relevant today
around social critiques, class structures, love and romance
and how those two things can interrelate sometimes.
Jane Austen was buried here at Winchester Cathedral,
having completed around only half a dozen or so works.
But 200 years on, such is her continued literary pulling power,
she will feature on the new ?10 note to be unveiled here next week.
Ironically, Jane Austen made little money herself,
but her legacy remains a currency that endures to this day.
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