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The Chancellor speaks out against Cabinet members briefing


Philip Hammond has told some colleagues to focus on their jobs,


instead of trying to undermine him because of his views on Brexit.


I'm not going to talk about what comes out


They shouldn't have done frankly because Cabinet meetings are


supposed to be a private space in which we have a serious discussion.


We'll be looking at the implications of the divisions at


Game, set and match! COMMENTATOR: What a player!


Roger Federer the record breaker - the first man to win a Wimbledon


If you believe, you can go really far in your life, and I think I did


that. I kept on believing and dreaming, and I am here today with


the eighth, it's fantastic. Tougher punishments for acid attacks


are to be considered by the government after hundreds


of incidents so far this year. 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 that he'd


described public sector Here's our Political


Correspondent, Eleanor Garnier. He's the man of the moment, though


not for the reasons he'd 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. I've told you, I'm not


going to talk about what They shouldn't have done


frankly because Cabinet meetings are supposed to be


a private space in which we have a You would expect me to put any


discussion about public sector pay in the context of the


fiscal and economic situation that Among the millions of public sector


workers, its teachers were out protesting today,


plus others like police officers and nurses


who Celebrating workers' rights


at a festival in Dorset, the Labour leader accused the Chancellor


of being out of touch. I think he's living


on a different planet to many Public sector workers have had


frozen wages for the past seven Health workers in reality have


had a 14% cut in pay. Many teachers don't stay


on in the profession because they can't afford to find


somewhere to live on the salaries they get, and the strain


they are under because of shortages. The Chancellor hinted today


there could be better news for public sector workers


at the budget later But in an unusual move


he slapped down Cabinet rivals Some of the noise is generated


by people who are not happy with the agenda that I have,


over the last few weeks, tried to advance of ensuring that we achieve


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. I absolutely deplore


leaks from the Cabinet. I think my colleagues should be very


quiet, stick to their own departmental duties, and I think


that the public expect us to be disciplined and effective,


our backbenchers are furious and the only people smiling at this will be


in Berlin and Paris. Public sector workers


continue to make their As it seems do members


of the Cabinet, who, with the prime minister's authority


in tatters are in no mood to do as they are


told. How much can we make of what the


Chancellor said today? Well the knives are certainly out for the


Chancellor and a number of factors are playing into this. The row over


public sector pay, the Chancellor is intent on the government holding its


nerve and dealing with the country's debt, yet a handful of ministers


have made clear that they think the pot position on pay damaged them


during the election. Yet it is decisions over what type of Brexit


we negotiate, something that will affect generations to come, that are


a significant part of the briefings against the Chancellor. With


opposition inside the cabinet to his insistence that jobs and the economy


rather than immigration should take priority during the negotiations.


Add to that the Prime Minister's own weakness and the speculation about


the party leadership and you've got the ingredients for a pretty big


row. But Tory backbenchers don't want a leadership contest and as


they get ready for their summer break they are calling for calm. You


mentioned the Brexit negotiations rich start again tomorrow, the


Chancellor also mentioned the issue of an exit bill. Yes, the financial


settlement Britain will have to pay on leaving the EU will be a key


subject for discussion. Last week Boris Johnson the Foreign Secretary


said Brussels could "Go whistle" if it expected the UK to pay a big


fine. Yesterday the Chancellor said Britain would honour its debts as


long as the vicar had been verified. Another key factor, the rights of


citizens here and British citizens abroad, remember the government


offering on this issue got a lukewarm response in Brussels. Above


the Brexit secretary prepares for these talks he's called for both


sides to get down to business. A sign, I think, that the pleasantries


are over and the talks have entered a much more serious stage. Eleanor


Garnier, in Downing Street, thank you.


Roger Federer has made history on Centre Court taking the men's


single's title at Wimbledon for a record eighth time.


He beat Croatia's Marin Cilic in straight sets.


It's Federer's 19th Grand Slam title - and his second since returning


from a six-month break at the beginning of the year,


Mr Cilic, meet the greatest man to play tennis.


Everyone knew the status of Roger Federer and the significance of this


We'd seen his magnificent seven titles at


eighth. Marin Cilic of Croatia began the match trying to be


Even when you think you've got Federer beat, and assume the point


In the first set alone, Federer displayed


Even when Cilic got his serve in, there was


The body language of Cilic varied from anger to something


Midway through the second set, we wondered if he


A blistered foot did not help, but the


He took the trophy on its familiar tour.


They are waiting beneath the balcony.


As we watch Roger Federer back at the summit, let's remember


just last year, he had months away from tennis.


There had been knee injury, surgery, recovery.


We were contemplating the end of his career.


You know I always believed I could maybe come


back and do it again and if you believe, you can go


I kept on believing and dreaming and here I am


today with the eighth, it's fantastic.


With 19 grand slams, Federer is still well behind


Look out for her when she returns from pregnancy.


But in the male game he is on his own.


Watching today the what if man, what if Rod


Laver had not been banned during the 1960s


Laver had not been banned during the 1960s for


turning professional, he


would surely have won more than his 11 grand slams.


Bjorn Borg won five consecutive Wimbledons but his


whole career was squeezed into seven years.


Pete Sampras won seven times at Wimbledon, supreme on grass he


never managed the French title on clay.


So if no one in tennis quite compares, is Federer the greatest


If you compare him to any other athlete in the world I


think he is right up there, whether you are talking


about Formula 1, basketball, running, football, I


don't think there is anyone like Roger Federer at the moment.


Let's appreciate the facts, with four


children at 35, he won his eighth title here without conceding a set,


defying time is not simply restricted to science fiction.


Thousands of opposition demonstrators have gathered outside


the Polish parliament to protest about legislation that gives


politicians control over the body that appoints judges.


Critics say the new law, proposed by the ruling Law


and Justice party, erodes the independence


of the judiciary and undermines democracy.


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


Her cousin Jameel Muhktar also suffered severe burns in the


A man has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.


And attacks like this appear to be on the increase.


Police provided data for acid attacks between last


408 incidents were recorded by police in


The most commonly used substances were bleach, ammonia and


acid and one in five offenders was younger


than 18 where the age of the


The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has now


ordered a review to ensure everything possible is being done to


Life sentences in the most serious cases are already


The Home Office wants perpetrators to feel the full force


A lot of victims have said that their life has been ruined


So to really make sure that the whole system really responds


urgently and thoroughly to this appalling crime, and at the heart of


The review will also examine whether the 1972 Poisons Act should


Retailers will be consulted about measures to restrict sales of


harmful chemicals, customers may have to provide proof of age.


In the latest attacks on Thursday night,


five moped riders in London were allegedly


targeted in the space of


A 16-year-old boy has been charged and will appear in


In the past few decades China has become a superpower due to its


economic transformation, it has become a trading superpower.


Now Beijing hopes to go further, with plans to finance and build


nearly a trillion pounds of infrastructure in


In a series of reports, our China Editor, Carrie Gracie has


been following the 7000 mile rail route from China to the UK.


Today she reaches the end of her journey.


With Brexit driving the UK's search for new markets abroad, is China's


What opportunities might the Chinese plan offered to Brexit UK?


Shall we have jam first or clotted cream first?


Lessons in the British tradition of afternoon tea


Ting Ting plans to take her pitch from an Essex tearoom to China.


A communist state perhaps, but one with a healthy


appetite for the rituals of the British ruling class.


Her jam is with berries straight from the Tiptree farm.


China's consumers getting choosy about food quality, a huge market


I think we're still at the beginning of the journey.


We are starting small by introducing new things.


And a few things, the Chinese are curious consumers,


Another challenge, to cut the time from


British strawberry farm to Chinese tea table.


She's hoping new transport routes will help.


Once a symbol of British Empire and engineering, now it's China's


Carrying UK hopes for post-Brexit markets.


From the British end of the new Silk Road back to its start.


Three weeks later and those British goods from the train are on display


It's a local stir-fry which captures the crowd.


British companies can benefit from China.


Peter Budd surveys landmarks his firm has helped put


China has promised billions to build across 60 countries and he worries


UK companies are slow to seize the moment.


There is a degree of cynicism about China as a market.


A lot of them have had experiences way back in the past and they don't


It's quite upsetting actually sometimes,


because there's more opportunity here than we are actually taking.


The ancient Silk Road was about following opportunity.


Back then it was driven by private traders from many countries.


The new version is Chinese state money and muscle.


If it succeeds, it will make China a superpower again.


Even mightier perhaps than the empires of old.


But if it fails, it'll leave a legacy of bad blood which poisons


China's future and taints even the grandeur of the past.


Carrie Gracie, BBC News, on China's new Silk Road.


More now about Wimbledon and the rest of the sport.


Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes has the rest of the day's sport.


Lewis Hamilton is now just a point off the F1 Drivers'


Championship lead after winning a record-equalling fifth


Our correspondent Patrick Gearey reports on a dramatic


A Scotsman in a Lotus Ford won the British Grand Prix


Jim Clark surrounded by wonder and flowers.


Now anyone who comes here can experience every curve,


But only one could really feel how Clark felt.


Lewis Hamilton certainly started with the same view.


Kimi Raikkonen tried to overtake but not so fast.


Sebastian Vettel, leader in the standings, had been


caught by Max Verstappen, but charged back at him


Vettel eventually passed him but Hamilton was over the horizon.


The only question was whether he could get in and out


Kimi Raikkonen was beaten by Valtteri Bottas for second


and Vettel's championship lead was about to dramatically deflate.


Lewis Hamilton can hardly have had a better day.


It feels amazing to be here, it feels great to see all these


flights, the support has been immense and I'm proud that I could


do this field. Thank you for your support, pushing us, the team


faultless this weekend, it is a perfect weekend for us.


Lewis Hamilton's fifth British Grand Prix win,


his fourth in a row, and what's more, that title


Only one point stands between Hamilton and Vettel now.


Sebastien, beware, he is catching you.


Patrick Gearey, BBC News, Silverstone.


England have been set a record-breaking target of 474


to win the second Test, after South Africa continued


to dominate on day three at Trent Bridge.


Hashim Amla top scored on 87, and looking to level the series,


England's openers then had to survive a nervous few overs,


After Roger Federer's historic Wimbledon win,


there was British success in the mixed doubles -


when Jamie Murray partnered Martina Hingis to victory,


20 years after Hingis won her only singles title there.


They beat the defending champions Heather Watson


and 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


Amputee sprinter Jonnie Peacock relived memories of London 2012


by winning the T44 100 metres title in the same stadium at


the World Para-Athletics tonight - Britain's eighth gold


Our correspondent Andy Swiss is there.


The 2012 poster boy, now a man on a mission, Jonny Peacock hoping to


give London another golden night. Peacock had a point to prove. He


missed the last World Championships through injury but with his home


crowd roaring him and this time nothing would deny him. COMMENTATOR:


Peacock is going to take the gold. He had hoped for a world record, not


quite but on the track where he made his name the double Paralympic


champion is now against world champion. I know I was in good form


but when it comes to the final I don't care about times, it would be


a great cherry on top of rising but at the end of the day people care


about medals and that is what I be able to keep for ever. And


successful and familiar face, Aled Davies winning his third world title


in the discus. Again London proving the perfect stage. In fact after


three days, the British team is top of the medals table and with a week


still to go there should be plenty more to come. Thank you, Andy.


That's it from me, but the BBC Sport website has much more -


including how Callum Shinkwin lost the Scottish Open in a play-off, and


A woman is to play the title role in Doctor Who for the first time


Jodie Whittaker, who starred in the ITV


drama Broadchurch, will take over from Peter Capaldi.


She will first appear as the 13th Doctor in this


After half a year of speculation from fans, not just about who the


new Doctor might be, but whether it would be a man or a woman...


Confirmation that the time travel show is making history.


Jodie Whittaker says she is overwhelmed as


a feminist, as a woman, and as an actor, to be cast


It's a role that demands a huge range of


emotion, something Jodie has often demonstrated from early appearances


Me brain don't kick in until Wednesday when


From now on, you don't say nothing in front of Pete.


To playing a mother whose son has been murdered, in crime


A show in which she appeared opposite a Doctor Who


And a former Doctor in David Tennant.


Casting strong female leads has been a


popular strategy with audiences in films like Star Wars and on TV in


Do you think all fans will welcome a female Doctor?


I think most will, I think some won't be sure,


Who is all about change, and this is potentially a really big,


With the BBC having committed itself to


greater diversity, it will be hoping that today's announcement will not


only excite viewers, but will also clearly


demonstrate that the time travel show has moved firmly


That's all from me, stay with us on BBC1,