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David Cameron to Step Down Wednesday; Theresa May to Take Over Prime Ministership This Week; Triumph in Portugal, Sorrow in France. Aired 11a- 12p ET
Aired July 11, 2016 - 11:00 ET
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[11:00:28] BECKY ANDERSON, HOST: Let me get you to London where David Cameron, the British prime minister is speaking -- expecting to him tell us
that he will be stepping down and officially resigning Wednesday this week. Let's listen in.
Not there as of yet. Let's bring in Robin Oakley who is outside 10 Downing Street, I believe.
Robin, watching that door, the door of 10 Downing Street, the home of the British prime minister, revolving doors it seems as early as this week.
ROBIN OAKLEY, CNN POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR: Well, absolutely, Becky. The pace of events continues to go ever faster here in British politics.
We've just had David Cameron walk out and tell us that he will tomorrow preside over his last meeting of the British cabinet. On Wednesday, he
will take his last prime minister's questions, after which he will go to the palace to see the queen and officially tender his resignation as prime
minister. And by Wednesday evening, Theresa May will be the new prime minister of Britain, Becky.
ANDERSON: Just remind us how we got here, Robin.
OAKLEY: Well, of course, it all started with the EU referendum won 52 to 48 by those who wanted Britain come out of the European Union. Since we
had political carnage. David Cameron who had called the referendum, obviously expecting to win it, resigned as prime minister but announced he
was going to resign probably at the end of September.
Boris Johnson was then the favorite to succeed him. The former London mayor. He fell out with his fellow Brexiteer, Michael Gove, another of the
campaigners for leave. And so we then had a contest among the conservative MPs and the two names they put on the ballot paper to go to the
conservative membership with those of Theresa May, the home secretary and experienced minister, and Andrea Leadsom, not very experienced junior
minister with some experience in the city.
Mrs. Leadsom was then unwise enough to say in a weekend newspaper interview that she was more fit to lead the country than Theresa May
because she was a mother, implying that the childless Theresa May was in so way deficient.
There was a media furor over that, and Andrea Leadsom, I think, has not been able to stand the pace of that kind of intense media scrutiny and
she withdrew from the race which left Theresa May as the new leader of the Conservative Party and, therefore, prime minister --
ANDERSON: It all sounds so easy, doesn't it, when you put it that way, and clear. Robin, we have been using the hackneyed phrase British
political drama playing out now it seems for weeks. I guess at this point to our international viewers, perhaps we should point out this to a certain
extent draws a line, doesn't it, under what has been going on and allows Britain, one assumes, to start this next
iteration or phase which is its departure, negotiating its departure from the European Union which has huge significance and consequence around the
OAKLEY: That is the huge and daunting task that Theresa May will take on on Wednesday
evening as Britain's new prime minister -- extricating Britain from the European Union, the end of 40 years of history, and probably the biggest
task that any peacetime prime minister has taken on -- a divided country, divided by that referendum result, tumbling markets and tumbling pound
which hopefully will now stabilize to some degree as a result of at least one part of the political uncertainty being taken out of the equation,
ANDERSON: All right. We are just waiting to turn some tape for our viewers, the moment -- just moments ago, just before we came to the show
when the prime minister, David Cameron -- the current Prime Minister David Cameron, came out of the door behind you and announced that he will be
stepping down on Wednesday this week in favor it seems now of Theresa May, who is the home secretary at present, uncontested now in the Conservative
leadership who will be prime minister going forward.
Robin, step back for a moment and just, if you will, reflect on the enormity of what's happened.
[11:05:26] OAKLEY: Well, it was an absolute tidal wave in politics, which has destroyed several careers and seen several resignations. I mean,
the resignation, first of all, of David Cameron who will now be remembered for a political gamble which came unstuck and then the destruction of the
favorite to succeed him, the charismatic popular figure of Boris Johnson, the former London mayor who many people had expected to see in the next
face in Downing Street, he kind of self-immulated by his carelessness after the result, which lead his fellow leave campaigner Michael Gove to say he
wasn't fit for the job.
And so, you know, the machinations have just gone on ever since. And of course we have also seen the resignation of the United Kingdom
Independence Party Leader Nigel Farage. And there's an uncertainty about what happens in his party.
Also, today of course, we had the announcement of the challenger for Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party leader. He was wildly criticized for his
lack of effort in the remain campaign to which the Labour Party was -- which he lead was committed. His own MPs passed a massive vote of no
confidence in him. Now today, Angela Eagle, one of his former shadow ministers, has said she will challenge him for the party leadership.
But Mr. Corbyn says, well, he's still going to fight on despite the vote of no confidence in him by his own MPs. And he may well win the
contest in the country and be returned as leader to a party at Westminster that doesn't want him.
So, complete mess for the Labour Party. The Conservative Party at least now able to take a
straightforward step forward, Becky.
ANDERSON: Let's just talk procedure briefly here. The prime minister will need to speak to the queen about resigning, and Theresa May, of
course, will have to meet the queen as head of state. Do we know whether that's already happened? Is that something that will happen on Wednesday?
I know things have been very unclear over the past 24 hours.
OAKLEY: Yes, I mean, things are unclear from hour to hour here, Becky. But the way it works, as I understand it, is that David Cameron
will take his last prime minister's questions, probably turn out to be quite a jocular affair, and they sometimes are the last
ones. And then he will go off to the palace afterwards and formally submit his resignation to the queen.
She can then call in Theresa May and officially appoint her as prime minister, Becky.
ANDERSON: That's the prime minister.
OK. Let's just hear from the last prime minister. Let's listen in.
DAVID CAMERON, PRIME MINISTER OF BRITAIN: Theresa May will be the next prime minister. She's strong, competent, more than able to provide
the leadership that our country is going to need in the years ahead, and she will have my full support.
Obviously with these changes we now don't need to have a prolonged period of transition, and so tomorrow I will chair my last cabinet meeting.
On Wednesday, I will attend the House of Commons for prime ministers questions, and then after that I expect to go to the palace and offer my
resignation. So, we'll have a new prim minister in that building behind me by Wednesday evening.
Thank you very much.
ANDERSON: And David Cameron answering the question that I put to you about 30 seconds ago. So, that was convenient, Robin.
I think for our viewers' sake once again, given that we can get very stuck in the weeds, can't we, with what's been going on with British
politics. So, we just heard from David Cameron -- that was a statement he made at the top of this hour, just about eight minutes ago he will be
standing down. Wednesday we will have a new British prime minister in the mix who will then negotiate Britain's
exit from the European Union.
Robin, that process, of course, is also very unclear at this point, isn't it? But we do know that the new British prime minister from
Wednesday, Theresa May has said Brexit means Brexit, correct?
OAKLEY: Absolutely. And she was firm again this morning launching what was expected to be her campaign in the country saying no second
referendum. Brexit means Brexit. And she will be going ahead with that.
And of course some of the Brexiteers, the lead campaigners will be keeping a very careful eye on her, because technically, at least, she was a
supporter of remain in the referendum. She didn't play actually play a very big part in the campaign. She was pretty quiet and in the background.
And many conservative members of parliament believe that she is actually euro skeptic by nature, but probably stayed with the remain side
out of loyalty to David Cameron and reckoning that it was the was the more sensible political course at the time.
So, we'll have to see whether she is able to keep the confidence of those who voted for leave, because, of course, Andrea Leadsom who has now
withdrawn from the contest, was arguing that it takes a Brexiteer, it takes somebody who voted for and campaigned for Britain to leave the European
Union to be able to conduct the negotiations to do so properly that.
So, that is the big test now for Theresa May, Becky.
[11:10:46] ANDERSON: Robin Oakley providing some analysis and clarity on what has been a very, very unclear story for really three or four weeks
now, since, what, since 23rd it seems like three or four weeks ago. In fact, it was the 23rd of June, of coruse, when that referendum was held in
Markets need clarity, investors need clarity, the parliament needs clarity, the British public needs clarity. The rest of Europe needs
clarity. And of course so does the rest of the world.
And perhaps then the dust settling slightly at this point on British politics and what may happen going forward. All right, Robin, thank you so
much for that.
A lot going on at this hour. Our other top story, of course, in this special edition of Connect the
World which is today live from a rather deflated Paris almost a mood of heartbreak here after French fans watched Portugal defy expectations to
become Euro 2016 champions.
Well, the Portuguese team returned home to a hero's welcome earlier today. A huge crowd pouring into the streets of Lisbon basking in the
glory of their win. It's Portugal's first major football title ever.
And for the most part, they did it without their star player, striker Cristiano Ronaldo was
carried off the pitch early in Sunday's game because of an injury.
Well, Isa Soares is in the Portuguese capital soaking up the atmosphere for you.
ISA SOARES, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Becky, the Portuguese national team has been welcomed here to a hero's welcome. Utter jubilation
and celebration on the streets of Lisbon. As they arrived at the airport they made their way through the
winding street of the capital to hear behind me at the presidential palace where we heard each one of the players' names being called out and then greeted by applause.
We also heard from the president of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa who was there during
the match, and he basically congratulated and praised the Portuguese team for their grit, for their determination, for their resolve. And also,
interesting enough, for their humility, for determination despite the fact that so many people around the world who said basically saying that they
were the underdogs.
From here, the team with their hardware, their silverware in hand, are going to parade through the rest of Lisbon because really this is a
momentous and indeed an historic occasion for Portugal -- Becky.
ANDERSON: Well, for France, deep disappointment losing to a team they had beaten ten times in a row. Didier Deschamps's men were strong
favorites to win again but fell just short. Their exciting strike force failing to fire at the final stage.
Amanda Davies has been covering the tournament throughout the tournament. She's here with me, I'm happy to say, in Paris.
And Portugal fitting champions in what I guess has been the year of the underdog in football.
AMANDA DAVIES, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: It has absolutely. And for this tournament the rule book has been ripped up pretty much every
day. Everything we've predicted, absolutely the opposite happened. I'm trying not to take it personally.
But, I mean, Pepe, the Portuguese defender, described last night's achievement as a brilliant chapter in Portuguese history. You have to say
their performance on the pitch was not brilliant.
It's a great story for them to tell. They, of course, celebrating their first major ever international piece of silverware, as you say. But
this was a team that was criticized throughout this tournament for playing boring defensive football. They finished third in their group. In
the previous format for this tournament, they wouldn't have even made it out of the group.
But on the night, Fernando Santos' side had a plan. They stuck to their plan. And even when their star man Ronaldo went off, a lot of people
thought that would mean they would crumble. Actually, Quaresma coming on. They changed their formation, arguably they got better than ever. And
Santos did -- and Santos did exactly what he said two years ago. His first game in charge of Portugal was here at the Stade de France. He turned
around to his players in the dressing room and he said we will be back here in two years' time and we will be competing in the final game of Euro 2016. And they did.
ANDERSON: Did he mean it, do you think? Motivational speech from the coach.
All right, they did, they did. Absolutely. You're right. Thank you for that.
Well, the tournament, of course, kicked off with a very bumpy start, it's got to be said. The threat of terrorism, clashes amongst fans, even
heavy rain cast a shadow over the football games. And while there was no victory parade for the French in the end, as I found out, today it wasn't
just about what happened on the pitch that matters.
ANDERSON: More than 90,000 packed the Paris fanzone on Sunday night. Suitably flanked by the iconic Eiffel Tower, the mainly French crowd roared
in excitement and shrieked in pain as the final match of Euro 2016 came to a close.
In the end, it was the Portuguese fans who left with the biggest smiles, pouring on to the Champs-Elysees in celebration.
Well, it's the day after the night before, and a windy Paris has returned to business as usual. And even though Les Bleus weren't
victorious, this country and this city is still viewing the Euro 2016 championships as a unifying moment.
This was always going to be about more than football. After months of security challenges, political drama, strikes and even natural disasters,
this country pulled off its hosting duties with typical French flair.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Today we are like -- it's still hard today I think that we didn't forget
anything. So, yeah, I think that tomorrow will be better and next weekend, too. So, yeah, but for the moment, it's still like a bit complicated.
UNIDENITIFIED MALE: We will never stop being happy and being together like that outside. And maybe soccerheads, too, these days to become a bit
happier and become united in Paris.
ANDERSON: Football alone won't be able to erase the pain of the past 18 months. France still has to deal with the threat of terrorism and has a
long way to go to address a myriad of social challenges, but there is no doubt this competition has provided a moment of relief in what have been
very dark days.
ANDERSON: Well, how do the French then feel about what is going on in this country? I'm joined by Stefan de Vries. He's a freelance journalist
here in Paris. And one commentator, Stefan, that I read today in one of the British newspapers actually, but writes a lot about Europe, described
this as a tragic rollercoaster of a time for France.
We've been discussing the sort of short-term unifying of France around this tournament, but is
that going to be long term?
STEFAN DE VRIES, FREELANCE JOURNALIST: No, I don't think so. I mean, of course it was good news France was in the finals, that wasn't meant to
be in the first place. But, well, they've lost. So, today everybody goes home with their real life. And their real life is pretty miserable
It was just a parenthesis of a little happiness in the summer, these four weeks of the European football tournament, but it's not going to last.
It's not going to have a long lasting effect, I think.
Maybe the only thing is that Paris wants to organize the Olympics in 2024. And now they can show, well, we organized this tournament. There
was -- nothing went wrong. So, you know.
ANDERSON: Nelson Mandela -- and to your point, Nelson Mandela once said that sport has the power to change the world. He may have been right
when he said that. But in this part of the world, people struggling with numerous challenges, as you've rightly pointed out here in France --
terrorism, strikes, high unemployment, not least, of course, in Europe when it comes to challenges, that of the vote of the UK to leave Europe, the
Brexit vote as it's been known.
Now, we do know that there is probably more euro skepticism in France than there is in the UK. So, how significant has that vote been for France
and for the wider Europe? And what are the consequences do you think?
DE VRIES: Oh, it's an absolute shock. I mean, here on the continent we still don't understand what really happened in the UK three weeks ago.
Maybe that's the reason why -- I mean, if sports changed the world that Boris Johnson started a cricket match the day after the referendum. Since
nobody understands cricket here on the continent, it's completely appropriate.
But on a more serious note, yeah, of course, we're completely in the dark what's going to happen. I mean, we've seen the complete mess of the
British politics nowadays. Of course, on the continent we have all the populist parties. They now say, well, you look -- you see, the Brits can
have their exit, we want that as well. And the Netherlands, the populist party want a referendum in France as well.
And as you know, in ten months from now, there's a president election. Marine Le Pen, who is the leader of the right-wing Front Nationale, she
wants to get out of the European Union. She will be the largest party in the presidential election in the first rounds. She won't make it in -- she
won't win in the second round.
But it shows that a lot of people here in Europe, especially in old Europe, so basically the six founders -- The Netherlands, France, Germany,
Italy, they are really, really -- well, they are very...
DE VRIES: Absolutely. Yeah, yeah. So, what's -- and what's going to happen now, I mean, nobody really knows.
ANDERSON: Yeah, well, at least we know that we in the UK -- or they in the UK -- I'm British, of course -- in the UK will have a new British
prime minister by Wednesday. Thank you.
A new British prime minister, as I say, by Wednesday in that the British prime minister, David Cameron, has just announced that he will
resign. He says Home Secretary Theresa May will then take his place. It was just a few hours ago that she became the last candidate for the
Conservative Party's leadership after a woman by the name of Andrea Leadsom dropped out.
Well, joining me now is Conservative Party MP Kwasi Kwarteng with us from London. And Kwazi, we spoke at length over the sort of Brexit period
both before and after the vote. You, it seemed, were as confused as we were as things seemed to blow up in the Conservative Party's face, as it
Your response firstly to the speed with which it seems the UK will now have a new prime minister.
KWASI KWARTENG, BRITISH MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT: I think it's great. I think it shows that the system is quite robust. Andrea Leadsom decided not
to pursue her candidature. She stepped down as a candidate today, this morning. And Theresa May, who had the overwhelming support of her
parliamentary colleagues will now be the new prime minister. And I think that's a great resolve.
ANDERSON: So what does it mean going forward? This is not a minister or an MP, indeed, who has spoken to the Brexit story with a great degree of
authenticity, as it were. And she now says Brexit means Brexit.
As the dust settles, I guess is what I'm asking, is it any clearer at this point what the UK will be going forward and how it will negotiate this
exit from the EU?
KWARTENG: To me one thing is clear, I think when she said Brexit means Brexit, she really means that. She means that as prime minister she
will expect to invoke article 50 at some point relatively soon. I don't know when that will be. But I think she is hoping that she will lead an
administration, a government that will take Britain out of the EU, which is what of course the vote on the 23rd of June signaled, that was the decision
of the 17 million people who voted out, 16 million voted in. But in a majority system, in a referendum, the will of the majority is that which
ANDERSON: And Kwasi, are you convinced that what many people have referred to as student politics that's been going on within the British
political establishment, certainly within the Conservative Party over the past couple weeks is over and sort of grown-ups are back around the table?
KWARTENG: I certainly think that we have a more -- a much more grown- up situation, if you like, than was the case in the last two weeks where we had candidates come and go. Candidates were seemingly in an alliance with
each other and then the alliance broke down and then the other person wanted to stand and they got eliminated.
And I think we've had enough of that. And I think Theresa May becoming prime minister marks the end of that period and hopefully the
beginning of the new period of greater stability, greater maturity and working together in a common purpose.
ANDERSON: And I know you must be exhausted. And I know you backed two, if not
three candidates including Theresa May. She does have your whole-hearted support, does she, as prime minister going forward...
ANDERSON: ...as a conservative member of parliament.
KWARTENG: Absolutely. I mean, I've backed Boris Johnson and then he withdrew. And I transferred very quickly to Theresa May because it seemed
to me obvious at that point that she was the one candidate left standing who had the stature and the credibility to be the next prime minister.
ANDERSON: If you, then, had a message to our international viewers about where Britain is in 2016 and where it's going, what would it be?
[11:25:02] KWARTENG: I think that obviously this has been a big vote. But I don't think that Britain by
expressing its will in this way, the people of Britain, are turning their back on the world. I think it was very much a referendum on EU membership,
and that's what it was. And the EU, you just look around Europe today, the EU does not command the wide democratic support that it
may be should do or that it has done in the past. I think earlier in your film you were suggesting or someone was suggesting that there is a real
problem with populist parties who are expressing displeasure. They don't like what the EU has become.
And I think until the EU actually sorts itself out as an institution, I think these problems are going to persist.
Now, that doesn't mean -- you know, not wanting to be in the EU does not mean that, you know, we're turning our backs on Europe. I mean,
they're two very different things. The continent of Europe is a different thing to the institution which is called the EU. And I
think the EU really needs to take a good hard look at itself and work out where it's going to go.
ANDERSON: That I understand. And I think that's a narrative that's certainly out there. Kwasi, I guess that also begs the question, will the
UK command the sort of respect it hopes it will deserve when it comes to negotiating its relationship with the U.S. going forward, with wider other
trading groups and bilateral trade within other countries?
KWARTENG: Absolutely. I'm actually in preparation for -- forgive me -- in preparation for -- you know, I've been writing articles about this
sort of thing. I look to Korea and the republic of Korea, South Korea as we call it, has extensive trade agreements all across
the world with all kinds of countries.
ANDERSON: But it makes things, Kwasi. I makes things.
KWARTENG: It does make things.
ANDERSON: It manufacturers things.
KWARTENG: But Britain has unparalleled financial services. And we have a very strong economy. Our economy is at least as big, much bigger I
think today than the Republic of Korea, the South Korean government or country. And there's absolutely an ample
opportunity for Britain.
And in a way, I'm delighted that we've got a new government that will hopefully project a degree of confidence and strength and actual faith in
Britain's ability to cut deals, to make its way in this new world.
And I think one of the problems we had was that the government, the old government under David Cameron had made certain claims which the people
didn't believe or for whatever reason were not convinced by it. And I think having a new government will show the world that we are open to
business and that we have a great story to tell.
ANDERSON: Well, for the sake of the British public, one hopes that you are right. Kwasi, always a pleasure, thank you, sir.
We're going to take a very short break. It's been a busy half hour. We'll be back after this.
[11:31:47] ANDERSON: Let me move away from those headlines to the situation in South Sudan's capital of Juba. It's seen a sudden and serious
deterioration. That is the warning from the U.S. State Department. The fighting between opposition and government forces has left hundreds are
dead including two Chinese UN peacekeepers. At least 10,000 people are displaced.
David McKenzie following developments from Johannesburg. And what do we know at this point, David?
DAVID MCKENZIE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: What what we know is this is an extremely serious and fluid situation, Becky, in Juba, the
capital of South Sudan. Factional fighting has been going on, on and off, since Friday --- Thursday and Friday last week. But as of today, extremely
heavy artillery, gunships, helicopter gunships, and people on the ground fighting in several parts of Juba including by the international airport.
Now, it seems like there is a sense from the international community that they are trying to stop the fighting between the rival factions of the
president and the vice president, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaking about that right now at New York in that session.
But there is also a sense on the ground that people are hopeless worrying what is their way out of there if they're foreigners, and what
they're going to do if they are locals.
I spoke to a Kenyan NGO worker who is saying that they're running out food, water, want any way to get out of that fighting. It does seem like
the leadership is trying to get a handle on the situation. And just moments ago we heard this from an SPLA, that's government forces spokesman,
warning soldiers on the street.
Take a listen.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: AN SPLA soldier, a member from unorganized forces, or armed groups found to be loitering around or found to be looting or
harassing civilians or doing anything that are against the law are going to be dealt with, they are going to be arrested.
Anybody who is going to resist arrest is going to be shot at.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
MCKENZIE: Coming in right now, Becky, it does seem like there's calls on state media for
a cessation of hostilities between the two sides. But it's unclear at this stage whether the leadership even controls its shoulders -- Becky.
ANDERSON: David, going to get our viewers back just five years, stand by -- on July 9, 2011, South Sudan, of course, declared a new country.
Citizens took to the streets, cars rolled through the capital of Juba. People waved flags and honked horns to celebrate their sovereignty.
Just two years later, of course, a civil war broke out, a peace deal very fragile. And it seems like the country has seen more violence than
What is, David, the latest on the civilian population?
MCKENZIE: It's a very good point you raise, Becky. But I was there in the lead-up to independence in South Sudan. A great deal of optimism at
the time. But even then there was this distrust between the soldiers who fought against the north who were from the Dinka, the majority tribe, and
those from the the Nuer group. Now those are the two groups that are supporting the president and the vice president respectively.
So, this has a very dangerous and disturbing ethnic dimension.
The latest for civilians in Juba today is more than 7,000 have fled to UN installations where
they are being protected as best as they can protect them, also there's been shelling in the areas of
displaced people within Juba. That is nominally under the protection of the UN.
But it appears those areas were affected directly or indirectly. And then just with the level of heavy harms fire going around Juba, the worry
would be that the civilian death toll is very high.
But incredibly difficult to get information because the government has effectively sort of shut down in the last few days as this intense fighting
[11:36:02] ANDERSON: David McKenzie on the story for us. Thank you, David.
Well, authorities across the United States are appealing for calm after a weekend of protests
against the fatal police shootings of two black men. Many of the demonstrations were peaceful as
you know, but more than 300 people were arrested nationwide.
The shock of the police killings was still raw last week when a gunman in Dallas carried out the
worst attack against U.S. law enforcement since 9/11. Five officers, you'll remember, were killed by a military veteran who told authorities he
targeted white police.
President Obama will travel to Dallas Tuesday to honor the victims. They will also try to help
heal racial tensions and divisions after the week of deadly violence has left the nation on edge.
CNN's Victor Blackwell has new information now about the gunman behind the Dallas attack.
CHIEF DAVID BROWN, DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT: We're convinced that this suspect had other plans and thought that what he was doing was righteous.
VICTOR BLACKWELL, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Dallas Police Chief David Brown telling CNN the killer was plotting larger scale attacks.
BROWN: He was going to make us pay for what he sees as law enforcement's efforts to punish people of color.
BLACKWELL: Bomb-making materials and a journal found inside the home of the deranged gunman suggest he was practicing detonations and aiming for
BROWN: The materials was such that it was large enough to have devastating effects throughout our city and our north Texas area.
BLACKWELL: Police say the killer told them why he did it during a standoff, saying he was seeking revenge for the shooting deaths of two
African-American men last week. Cornered in a parking garage, negotiations with the killer lasted about two hours.
BROWN: He just basically lied to us, playing games, laughing at us, singing, asking how many did he get and that he wanted to kill some more
and that there were bombs there.
BLACKWELL: Officers ultimately using a robot armed with a bomb to end the gunman's life, a first for law enforcement in the U.S.
At the scene, an ominous message written in the shooter's own blood on the walls near his body. The initials "R.B.," a message police are still
trying to decipher.
This as we're learning more about the five officers whose lives were cut short protecting a peaceful protest.
VALERIE ZAMARRIPA, SLAIN OFFICER'S MOTHER: No, not my baby. Not my Patrick.
BLACKWELL: Thirty-two-year-old Patrick Zamarripa, the engaged father of two, was a Navy veteran and just weeks away from his 33rd birthday. His
family says his dream was to become a police officer.
LAURA ZAMARRIPA, SLAIN OFFICER'S SISTER: My brother loved his country and his community. I just can't wrap my mind around it. It's just so
RICK ZAMARRIPA, SLAIN OFFICER'S FATHER: Since day one, since he was born, he was a hero. He was my little hero. And he's a big hero -- he's a
big hero now.
BLACKWELL: Those who did survive the ambush, like Shetamia Taylor, are grateful to be alive. The Dallas mother protected her four sons when shots
rang out. She was hit in the leg as officers were shot in front of her. Taylor thanking police for their heroism in the hail of bullets.
SHETAMIA TAYLOR, DALLAS SHOOTING VICTIM: It hurt. Of course I'm thankful that my babies are OK, but somebody's dad, husband isn't.
ANDERSON: All right. Victor Blackwell reporting there.
Let's get more from Dallas. We're joined by Drew Griffin who is at a memorial site. And the irony of all of this is that the Dallas police
chief who we saw at the beginning of that report speaking says that he and his family have received death threats in the wake of this shooting. What
more can you tell us at this point?
DREW GRIFFIN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yeah, that's right. He just announced that in a news conference, Becky, that's going in in the building
behind me. This is the Dallas police department. What he hasn't been able to say so far is exactly why or what may have motivated this killer to
strike the Dallas police.
He did go over the investigative procedures and said there's 170 hours, Becky, of police body cam video that they're going through. That,
combined with the forensics of the investigation, the places of the shell cases, they will be able to determine once they are through shot by shot
how this -- what was essentially a running gun battle took place in downtown Dallas and of course how it ended with the explosion and the
blowing up of the suspect.
We're still trying to figure out exactly the motivations behind Micah Johnson, the shooter, and those initial that he wrote now we believe twice
in blood, the initials R and B. A lot of questions as this city continues, Becky, to mourn and to now wait for the president of the United States to
[11:40:53] ANDERSON: That's right.
All right. And of course, CNN will be on this story as Obama arrives, thank you.
Well, let's get you back to our breaking news this hour. British Prime Minister David Cameron has just taken all the guesswork out of
exactly when he will be stepping down. It will be Wednesday. He says Home Secretary Theresa May will then take his place. Here is the announcement
that he made just a short time ago.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
DAVID CAMERON, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: Good afternoon. I'm delighted that we're not going to have a prolonged conservative leadership election
campaign. I think Andrea Leadsom has made absolutely the right decision to stand aside and it's clear Theresa May has the overwhelming support of the
Conservative Parliamentary Party.
I'm also delighted that Theresa May will be the next prime minister. She is strong. She is competent. She's more than able to provide the
leadership our country will needin the years ahead and she will have my full support.
Obviously with these changes, we now don't need to have a prolonged period of transition. And so tomorrow I will chair my last cabinet
meeting. On Wednesday, I will attend the House of Commons for prime ministers' questions. And then after that I expect to go to the palace and
offer my resignation. So, we'll have a new prime minister in that building behind me by Wednesday evening.
Thank you very much.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
ANDERSON: And that was it.
well, until now Theresa May was not well known outside the UK. But in Britain she is a high-profile Conservative Party voice.
My colleague Robin Oakley profiles the woman on the cusp of becoming the next British prime minister.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
OAKLEY: She's leading the pack in the race to be the next prime minister. Theresa May has won strong support in the halls of Westminster
among MPs, seen as a steady hand in unsteady times.
THERESA MAY, BRITISH HOME SECRETARY: We need proven leadership to negotiate the best deal for leaving the European Union, to unite our party
and our country, and to make Britain a country that works, not for the privileged few, but for everyone.
OAKLEY: Fighting off her rivals to the main office in Downing Street, remain campaigner May has taken on fellow leadership contenders.
CAMERON: We must never be afraid to speak frankly and honestly as best friends always should.
OAKLEY: Often seated at the prime minister's right hand, Theresa May has been central to the
current government policies as home secretary. No stranger to a fight, she faced calls to step down after fierce criticism from unions following
planned cuts in policing in 2012, a key policy under the Cameron government spending reviews.
May weathered the storm, but also faced increase pressure after her promises to reduce immigration were never kept.
But the deportation of radical cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan in 2013 was widely seen as one of her great successes: a battle with Europe that she
MAY: I flew to Jordan and negotiated the treaty that got him out of Britain for good.
OAKLEY: With a calm demeanor and steely resolve, comparisons are already being drawn with the Iron Lady. If she can do well among the party
activists who vote now, Theresa May could be the next first lady of British politics.
Robin Oakley, CNN, London.
ANDERSON: Right. Live from Paris this week, you're watching Connect the World. I'm Becky Anderson.
Coming up, Portugal the champions of Europe. And the players and fans are celebrating. In France, though, I have to say it's a very different
feeling. I will be speaking to a French fan in just a few minutes.
[11:47:33] ANDERSON: Right. You're watching CNN. This is Connect the World with me, Becky Anderson. Out of Paris for you this week.
Let's get more on the sense of deflation, I'm afraid here, in the city after Portugal shocked
France to win Euro 2016, a strike from the edge of the box by Portugal's Eder sent Portugal fans into
delirium and left French fans stunned holding their heads.
One French fan seemed inconsolable until he was comforted by a young Portuguese lad in one of the more touching moments of the championship.
Let's speak to French football fan, then, and social worker here in Paris, a big football fan, Boris Radojcic. I think I got that right.
BORIS RADOJCIC, SOCIAL WORKER: Yes, that's -- that's OK.
ANDERSON: You're a big fan. Where did you watch the game?
RADOJCIC: I was in a bar with some of my friends. And I thought I will try not to cry right now because I'm a little disappointed.
ANDERSON: Yeah, I know. We were at the fan zone. And it was remarkable. I mean, even though it was getting tighter and tighter towards
the end, there was this great sense of comraderie, but you can really feel, about 90 percent of the fans in the fanzone last night there were French.
And there was a real sense of disappointment.
You actually do a podcast with your mates.
ANDERSON: How did that go last night?
RADOJCIC: Our last time was a little bit hard. You know, after the game we have our debrief -- everything after the game. And it wasn't maybe
the best way to do it yesterday.
ANDERSON: For your, what, 100 to 200 fans that you have on the podcast. He was just telling me earlier on, viewers, that they have about
100, 200 listeners of the podcast.
We're hoping, by the way, you may get a few more after today.
RADOJCIC: Maybe 2,000.
ANDERSON: Listen, talk to me about how the tournament went. And you know there's been a lot of talk about this being bigger than football,
bigger than sport. France needed a healing moment, didn't it? Did you feel like that?
RADOJCIC: Yeah. No, it's true, it's true. Because I think last year was a little bit difficult for us, and we need -- maybe we needed to feel
unity. It's not so easy in France I think for the past months to feel it.
So I think we needed it. It came a little bit with the tournament. And it's -- maybe it's always like this with football, especially with
football, and because it's a really important game in France, and to feel this sadness -- to have this feeling, to be together around the national
[11:50:09] ANDERSON: What went wrong for French team last night.
RADOJCIC: It's a good question. No. I hope I could give you the answer. But I don't know, maybe it's a little bit luck, maybe...
ANDERSON: Run out.
RADOJCIC: Yeah, because it's nothing, you know, when -- in a final you need something -- I mean for Portugal it was a good time, maybe. It
was their time, not ours. Some...
ANDERSON: All right. Listen, I'll put you out of your misery.
What were your highlights of the tournament?
RADOJCIC: Maybe the semifinal against Germany, because before that game, we couldn't feel this energy around the team. And after they beat
Germany, maybe we have this unity I was talking about. And yeah, because there was a little bit pressure. And so we needed this kind of moment to
be together and to work on victories.
ANDERSON: Your podcast I know included commentating on 25 of the games, am I right in saying that? How does that go? I mean, I listen to a
lot of podcasts, particularly football ones myself, I have to say. There's a brilliant one called The Fighting Cock, which is Le Cock is the motif of
Tottenham Hotspur, which is my team. It's called the fighting -- and you guys just like chat amongst themselves. It gets quite hectic. Does yours?
RADOJCIC: Sometimes it's hard, because people didn't really want to listen to us. So maybe they want -- it depends of the night, it depends of
the games, and depends how it turns, because when the -- some of the games were really boring during this European championship and it was hard to be
in connection with people.
ANDERSON: Leaving France aside, and you are clearly a passionate French fan, born and brought up here in Paris, leaving that aside, moments
in the tournament, do you buy the fact that Wales and Iceland really kind of topped this out?
I know they didn't win, but these great performances by these underdogs, do you get that?
RADOJCIC: Yeah, yeah.
But maybe you remember Denmark in '92.
ANDERSON: Of course I do, yes.
RADOJCIC: It's the same way of playing in spirit. Sometimes you didn't expect that a team will come and why not Wales or Iceland? You
know, the same energy I think. And sometimes a good surprise with football. So why not?
And I love to see the energy of Iceland fans or Wales. So, I hope that maybe for Wales it
would be Wales against France, not because of the end...
ANDERSON: because they ran out of ideas in the end. I think you're being a bit nepotistic there.
Listen, it's been a joy, an absolute joy having you on. I'm so sorry it turned out the way it did. But just advertise your podcast. Go on.
I'm going to give you an opportunity. How would people find it.
RADOJCIC: It's in French (SPEAKING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE)
RADOJCIC: WWW -- on Facebook (SPEAKING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE).
ANDERSON: That's enough.
RADOJCIC: I try, I try, i try.
ANDERSON: Facebook.com/cnnconnect. You'll find it there. Thank you so much.
I'm sorry about the result.
Live from Paris, you're watching Connect the World -- exactly -- after the break, we're going to
take a look at the fans' reaction both the sorrow here and the triumph in Portugal. Do stay with us for that.
ANDERSON: Welcome back. I'm Becky Anderson in Paris for you.
The atmosphere here and over in Lisbon was absolutely electric last night. Right before the Euro 2016 final, countless Portuguese and French
fans brimming with excitement, anticipation and hope. But there can, of course, only be one winner. And it most certainly was not France.
But having beaten Portugal in the last ten games they have played, most French fans were understandably confident after it looks like the
only shades some needed from the tri color was was blue.
But let's not end the show on a sad note.
Check out these. Some of the Portuguese fans, some of them found the exhilaration a lot to take in. This fan looking very pleased with herself.
And that joy spilled over in the last few hours as well as the airport welcomed the Portuguese team home in style.
But amid the sadness and the joy, a very small reminder that really this is all just a game. We showed you this earlier, but I really thought
it was worth showing you again. A young boy dressed up in Portuguese kit walked up to a French fan. He was crying after the match to shake hands
and to share a hug. It warms your heart, doesn't it?
If you can't get enough of how the underdogs took home Euro 2016 title, head over to Facebook page where ecstatic Portuguese fans talk about
winning and making history even after their star player was injured.
That story and many others, check out the Facebook.com/CNNconnect. I am Becky Anderson. That was Connect the World from the team working with
me, and those working with us around the world. Thank you for watching.