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it's not going to be 2019, made. it's not going to be 2019, after brexit, that she goes, it could be longer. that's right. this came about when she was on tour. she has the lobby packed with her in japan, and after the reports at the weekend in the sunday mirror that she might have gone by the 30th of august 2019, she was asked about this and hit back, saying, no, i'm no quitter. i'm going to stay and i wa nt to no quitter. i'm going to stay and i want to fight the next election, much to everyone's surprise. after the election, there was this understanding almost that she was the caretaker leader and she would see brexit through and then kind of after she had dealt with brexit and had the stability, then the conservatives could start having a bloody leadership battle ahead of the next election. i was talking to sources today after we got wind of what she had said, and it was a
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mixed response. you know, there were one 01’ mixed response. you know, there were one or two who said she can't fight an election, she's proved she can't do it. she was termed the maybot. we all remember the wheat fields, the naughtiness in the wheat fields. yes, and there are others who say, let's see what happens. who knows what will happen in the next couple of yea rs 7 what will happen in the next couple of years? for someone who is supposed to be boring, she does pull out is, first of all the general election and now this. i do fear for her. i think what george osborne said a few days after her disastrous result, that she was a dead woman walking. i don't think anything has happened since the change my mind about that. what also makes me very suspicious is one of her main rivals, borisjohnson, has said he gives his undivided backing. will he stabbed her in the back, the front,
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the side? he is undivided in his opinion about that. he also says he is there to support her. alarm bells ring for me because it reminds me of when michael heseltine said, i do not foresee circumstances in which i would take over from mrs thatcher, and then the next day, he stood against. people who say they are not against. people who say they are not a quitterand against. people who say they are not a quitter and look like they are clinging on for dear life look desperate, and that is smelt by the electorate. i don't think she will make it to the next election, and if she does, she will be completely toast. party conference season is coming up in the autumn, and after a relatively quiet summer, one assumes she has regrouped. one would imagine thatis she has regrouped. one would imagine that is when people will start to mutter and put their colours to the mast. yes, and this is a key test
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coming up. it dissolves the back is almost a month to the day before conference season. almost a month to the day before conference season. this is when all the grassroots will be there, and this is a key test of the mood. they we re this is a key test of the mood. they were the ones who are out on the doorstep with what they were saying was a manifesto they despaired of. it wasn't something they could sell on the doorstep. they were the ones that rubbed away this shoe leather, as it were. definitely, this is going to be the key test for her, and she will have to pull off the performance of a lifetime. james, inside the telegraph, one of the editorial pages, nick timothy has at page to make —— has a piece. can she grab political ground that will appeal? his contention is that she
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will be appealing to the common ground, which is not necessarily the ce ntre ground, which is not necessarily the centre ground which many liberals are hankering after. you know, there have been suggestions, james chapman la st have been suggestions, james chapman last week saying, could we form a ce ntre last week saying, could we form a centre ground party? he says that people suggesting that are the metropolitan elite who are out of touch with the rest of the country. ido touch with the rest of the country. i do think that her performance was so i do think that her performance was so bad in the last election, if i heard strong, stable leadership again, iwas heard strong, stable leadership again, i was going to run off the nearest cliff. here, she seems to be reading the tea leaves. i don't know, but i do fear for her future. as eunice she says, grass—mac as soofi as as eunice she says, grass—mac as soon as she says, i'm no quitter, i think she's finished. she was asked the question, and she was kind of dammed if she did and dammed if she
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didn't. if she had said, actually, no, i will pack up my bags in two yea rs no, i will pack up my bags in two years and go, then the optics for brussels and brexit talks wouldn't have been good. really, she had to say this. i think there was a sense from other mps i spoke to today that there wasn't a surprise about this. they didn't expect her to wave the white flag and say she was. you are right, because we are getting flak from brussels or ready for the ambiguity of our position papers, and the supposed vagaries of what we are presenting. so, if mrs may said she was off aim yes, that would create a further sense of instability and chaos, which i think is the case within the tory party, but it would make it even clearer. we shall see if it's a blog or not when the time comes. let's just shimmy over to the financial times, because they have a picture of her, but her main story —— but their main story is the nhs faces a huge agency
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bill. this is jeremy story is the nhs faces a huge agency bill. this isjeremy hunt going on a recruitment drive for doctors. tell us more. recruitment drive for doctors. tell us more. it is basically saying that the nhs is going to have to pay £100 million to find 5000 doctors, and half of them will come from overseas, to plug staffing shortages. it is not a new story is that there are staffing shortages in the nhs. i'm sure it has been discussed regularly on this lot. absolutely. it is an eye watering sum of money, and that is just absolutely. it is an eye watering sum of money, and that isjust going to recruitment agencies, not doctors' salaries, which i'm sure will beg the question for hard—pressed will beg the question for ha rd—pressed nurses, will beg the question for hard—pressed nurses, loads of workers in the nhs, as to why those sort of sums will have to be paid to those agencies, and it is worth saying, i think it does in the story, that this plan predates
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brexit, so it is not even taking into account the potential doctors who might leave. yes, because there is this issue of doctors coming from overseas and the ramifications if we lose even more of them. overseas and the ramifications if we lose even more of themlj overseas and the ramifications if we lose even more of them. i keep thinking of a joke that begins, doctor, doctor, whatever happened to the £350 million we were promised on the £350 million we were promised on the side of the brexit bus for the nhs? i don't know the conclusion, but it is true what you say. helen stokes lampard, the chair of the royal college, says, losing the skill and experience of eu workers would be disastrous for the sustainability of oui’ disastrous for the sustainability of our health service. 2000 of the 34,000 gps in england are from eu countries. if, through some, i think, bizarre outcome, we lose those people, that they are not allowed to stay, that is quite a large proportion of gp numbers in this country. they take 5—7 years to
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train, and you can'tjust snap your fingers, whistle down the nearest pub and get 2000 new gps. they have to have experience and very expensive training. the idea they will appear from nowhere is fantastical. get arnold schwarzenegger in to do an advert and everyone will come running... i think it is absolutely bonkers. huge story which will dominate tomorrow, of course — the 20th anniversary of the death of princess diana. the daily telegraph is one of those that had pictures of princes william and harry at kensington palace today. that's right. and lots of people have made the link between what they were doing today and what they were doing just under 20 years ago. we should say, the sun and the mail have thatjuxtaposition of photos. 2017, the adult sons, and in
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1997, taking us back to the teenagers, well, harryjust 12 at the time. that contrast. i'm sure lots of people who have been watching, and have been lots of documentaries about it, and these two very articulate boys have been talking about the sort of terribly traumatic in their lives, and they had said that, actually, this is the last time that they are going to talk about it, on this 20th anniversary. and that is kind of it. it has been extraordinary hearing what they had to go through, and those sort of conversations that went on about what was the best thing to do. you had this public outpouring and their own private grief. actually, tomorrow, they are having private grief. you know, today was the sort of public appearance, they went to kensington palace. i am not a monarchist, but i
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think they behaved impeccably throughout this. they made a surprise appearance today, absolutely delighted that people who had come to pay tribute, and there are moving little details that they gave, such as shaking hands with some of the mourners soon afterwards and their hands were wet because people were crying so much. i thought those little details really brought it to life. obviously, it is a terrible thing they went through, but if one good thing emerged, it is that they talked about how they dealt with bereavement and made that 0k dealt with bereavement and made that ok in inverted commas and a general topic of conversation, because so often in england, and across the uk, it is taboo. you do the stiff upper lip and don't talk about your feelings. but they have validated that and said it is ok if you have suffered a loss to discuss it and say that you are grieving and incredibly sad. i think that's an amazing achievement they've done, to really open up for public debate.
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obviously, there will be a lot on that tomorrow, with the anniversary. a very quick parting look, again in the telegraph, about bake off. there isa the telegraph, about bake off. there is a cartoon at the bottom. annabelle, talk us through this cartoon. it brings a smile to your face, doesn't it? yes. they have taken me to make big news stories, obviously apart from theresa may saying she won't quit and princess diana, and put them into one. that would have ta ken diana, and put them into one. that would have taken some doing! exactly. we have bake off, which started again last night. i have to confess, i haven't watched it. they showed viewers... they got good numbers. it was fewer than the bbc. but the cartoon is great. bake off
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is rubbish, it says on this site. kim jong—un has gone too far this time! you can criticise anything except bake off in this country! we have to whiz through everything, as always. it would be nice to have more time. but thank you to james and annabel. that's it for the papers tonight. the cold, wet weather we had is moving into the north sea. clear skies overnight, but some shower was around northern and western coasts. more show was later in wales and the south—west. a cold night where we have the clear skies. much wind. chile in the south—east, where temperatures didn't rise much at all today. for eastern parts of england
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and scotland it will start sunny. shell was in the west, heavier first. scattered, heavy, slow moving showers will develop more widely. there will be some sunshine around. temperatures will be 17 typically, 19-21dc in the temperatures will be 17 typically, 19—21dc in the south—east. looking ahead, the chance of one or two showers for south—east england. otherwise, friday and saturday should be fine and dry. some sunshine. this is bbc news. i'm rachel schofield. the headlines at 11pm: theresa may insists she is not a quitter and vows to lead the conservatives into the next general election. i'm here for the long—term and it's crucial what me and my government are about is notjust about delivering brexit, we are delivering a brighter future for the united kingdom. after north korea's latest missile test, president trump says talking
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