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Theresa May Crowned Conservative Party Leader; Theresa May Set To Become U.K.'s Second Female Prime Minister; Calls For Calm Amid U.S. Protests; Dallas Police Chief: Shooter Had Larger Plans; South Sudan President Orders Immediate Ceasefire; Carter: Additional 560 U.S. Troops To Iraq; Portugal Celebrates Euro 2016 Victory; Cameron To Resign Wednesday, May To Be New Prime Minister; Londoners Welcome Theresa May As New Prime Minister; Beverly Hills Bakery Accused Of Human Trafficking; France Overcame Challenges To Hosting Euro 2016. Aired 3-4p ET
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CLARISSA WARD, CNN INTERNATIONAL ANCHOR: Hello. I'm Clarissa Ward, live from CNN London, sitting in for Hala Gorani. This is THE WORLD RIGHT NOW.
The U.K.'s political future is at hand and we now know who will take the helm to navigate the stormy waters of Brexit. This woman, Theresa May,
will be Great Britain's next prime minister. She voted to remain in the European Union, but she promises to make a successful Brexit because, she
says, leave means leave.
The confirmation came after May's only opponent, Andrea Leadsom abruptly dropped out on Monday. Leadsom admitted in her concession speech that she
would struggle to unite conservatives.
The current prime minister, David Cameron, voiced his support for May, sounding more than ready to leave 10 Downing Street.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
DAVID CAMERON, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: 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 minister's questions and then after that, I expect to
go to the palace and offer my resignation to have a new prime minister in that building behind me by Wednesday evening. Thank you very much.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
WARD: Mr. Cameron also says he's delighted Theresa May will be the next prime minister. May had already garnered support from also two thirds of
her conservative colleagues. So who is Theresa May? Robin Oakley introduces us to Britain's next leader.
ROBIN OAKLEY, CNN POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR (voice-over): She is the woman following in the steps of Margaret Thatcher, Theresa May, garnering enough
support in the halls of Westminster, seen as a steady hand in unsteady times.
THERESA MAY, U.K. CONSERVATIVE PARTY LEADER: We need a positive vision for the future of our country. A vision of a country that works not for the
privileged few, but that works for every one of us because we're going to give people more control over their lives. That's how, together, we will
build a better Britain.
OAKLEY: Fighting off her rivals to the main office in Downing Street, remain campaigner, May, has taken on her fellow leadership contenders,
staunch Brexiteers, Andrea Leadsom and Michael Gove tainted by political infighting. Both had been scrambling to be the second name on the ballot
paper but ultimately conceding defeat in the Conservative leadership contest.
CAMERON: We must never be afraid to speak honestly and frankly as bestfriends always should.
OAKLEY: Often seated at the prime minister's right hand, Theresa May has been central to the current government's policies as home secretary. No
stranger to a fight, she faced calls to step down after fierce criticism from unions over planned cuts to policing in 2012, a key policy under the
Cameron government spending reviews.
May weathered that storm but also faced increased pressure after her promises to reduce immigration were never kept. But the deportation of a
radical cleric in 2013 was widely seen as a battle with Europe that she eventually won.
MAY: I flew to Jordan. I 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.
WARD: And Robin Oakley joins me live from London with more. Robin, Theresa May will likely be prime minister by Wednesday evening. I'm
wondering, what do you think the first order of business will be for her?
OAKLEY: Inevitably negotiating Britain's withdrawal from the European Union following the referendum. It will be the preoccupying subject for
the whole of two years to come, I would think.
[15:05:04]She's got to get it right on Brexit. She's promised that Brexit means Brexit, although she was a "remain" campaigner, though, not a very
strong campaigner on that issue. She knows she has to deliver and will be watched every step of the way by the Brexiteers who will note any hint of
backsliding, and they will be in on her very strong. So she's got to deliver on Brexit. That will be top of the agenda, whatever happens.
She's also going to have to make progress on the issue of immigration because as home secretary she was never able to deliver on that because of
the European Union's free movement policies. Now outside the European Union, she should have the freedom to deliver on immigration -- Clarissa.
WARD: Robin, you mentioned the Brexiteers. I mean, are we expecting to see any major changes in the cabinet, then?
OAKLEY: She's got to unite both her party and the country. And, you know, the 48 percent who voted to remain as well as the 52 percent who voted to
leave. She's got to strike a balance. She's got to assure all sections of her party that their interests will be looked after.
Because the irony of all this is that David Cameron called the referendum to try and end the battles within the Conservative Party on the European
Union. He thought he would win the referendum and Britain would stay and he could put an end to it.
Instead all those battles are just as severe as they ever were in the Conservative Party so Theresa May has a massive balancing act -- Clarissa.
WARD: And the Conservatives seem to be moving forward now, Robin. What's the state of play with regard to the Labour opposition party?
OAKLEY: Well, there must be a temptation for Theresa May to listen to the calls for her to have a general election, an early general election,
because the Labour Party is in total disarray. The leader, Jeremy Corbyn, massive vote of confidence against him by his own MPs, 170 of them, no
confidence in him.
Now Angela Eagle, one of those MPs, is standing against him in a leadership election. He says he's going to stand and fight and that he has the
support of the majority of activists in the country who will take the decision.
If he is returned by those activists, and there's every sign that he could be, then we will have a Labour Party that is totally split between the
party and the country and the MPs at Westminster. That may well lead to at least a small break away party and perhaps even more than that in time to
come -- Clarissa.
WARD: OK, Robin Oakley, thank you as always for your insights. I want to discuss Britain's political future more with a Conservative MP, who has
thrown his support behind May. Rob Wilson is the U.K. minister for civil society. He joins me live here in London.
Rob, you've said that Theresa May is the perfect person for the job. You've called her a unify unifier. But the reality is she voted to remain
in the European Union. She is very much a part of the establishment that this Brexit vote was seen as a revolt against. Do you think pro-Brexit
conservative voters will be happy with this appointment?
ROB WILSON, U.K. CONSERVATIVE MP: Well, over 199 MPs voted for Theresa May and they were both from the "remain" and the Brexit side of the argument.
So clearly most people, most MPs in the Conservative Party felt she was the right woman to do the job.
And she was the right woman because she has experience, she's proven leader, and she wants to unite the country, and she wants to give ordinary
working people a real chance in life, a real opportunity to get on. And that's something that the whole country can unite behind.
WARD: She keeps using this phrase, Brexit means Brexit. But what does that actually mean?
WILSON: Well, it means we'll leave the European Union. The exact terms on which we leave the European Union will have to be negotiated once Article
50 is triggered. So that will happen in the next six months, as she said, by the end of the year.
WARD: She said by the end of the year. Do you not think there's some pressure to perhaps move that a bit quicker?
WILSON: I think that some of our European partners might want us to do it more quickly. But I think that we have to act in the U.K.'s interest first
and foremost. That means we have to be ready and we're ready to go ahead, and at the moment, we clearly aren't ready.
WARD: So who is going to navigate this Brexit? Should we expect someone from the leave campaign to be appointed in the role of negotiating with
WILSON: I think as Robin Oakley said that Theresa May, as the new prime minister will have find a balance between remainers and those who wanted to
leave the European Union, and she's already said that she will appoint a secretary of state who has the specific job of negotiating Brexit.
I think she'll do that very quickly after the prime minister resigns on Wednesday. I think she will have a balanced, sensible cabinet that will
help to unify the party.
[15:10:04]WARD: And what about a general election, when will we expect to see one?
WILSON: Well, we know when the next general election is, it's in May 2020.
WARD: Might there be an early one?
WILSON: Well, I think that it's unlikely that will be the case, in that in the campaign she has made it clear that she doesn't think a general
election is necessary, because we've had a period of instability and we don't want that to continue for any longer than is absolutely necessary.
WARD: But isn't there a credibility issue here with voters getting to have a say about who their prime minister is, because she wasn't a supporter of
the leave campaign, because she's part of the establishment, isn't it time to hand it over to the country, to let them decide?
WILSON: Well, of course, in the U.K. system you don't vote for the prime minister, you vote for your local MP who is part of a party. So the
Conservative Party was elected in May 2015 with a majority to rule, and it has an agenda, a manifesto which it's trying to deliver. It's exactly what
we'll do under Theresa May's leadership.
WARD: OK, Rob Wilson, thank you so much.
WILSON: Thank you.
WARD: We're learning today more about the gunman behind the worst attack on U.S. law enforcement since 9/11. The police chief in Dallas, Texas says
Micah Johnson had been planning even bigger attacks against police motivated by what he believed was their effort to punish people of color.
Johnson shot and killed five officers last week during a protest against the fatal police shootings of two black men. Johnson's parents are now
speaking out, telling TV network, The Blaze, that his demeanor changed drastically after his service in the U.S. military.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
JAMES JOHNSON, FATHER OF MICAH JOHNSON: I don't want what to say to anybody, to make anything better. I didn't see it coming.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He was a good son. He was a good son.
JOHNSON: I love my son with all my heart. I hate what he did.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
WARD: President Barack Obama will travel to Dallas to Tuesday to honor the slain policemen at a memorial service. Mr. Obama will also try to help
heal racial tensions after the week of deadly violence left the nation on edge. More protests are expected across the country.
And as Nick Valencia reports, authorities are calling for calm following the arrest of hundreds of demonstrators over the weekend.
NICK VALENCIA, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Protests over police- involved shootings growing louder and more widespread. Thousands taking to the streets over the weekend in cities across the country. The
demonstrations mostly peaceful.
In Atlanta, nearly 10,000 protesters shut down major highways. The standoff ending with few arrests. But elsewhere, violent clashes between
heavily armed police and protesters led to over 300 arrests.
In Baton Rouge, police in full right gear, arresting over 100 protesters and storming onto people's front lawns.
Thousands on social media sharing this photo of a young woman, stoic, as officers rushed towards her. Activist DeRay McKesson was among those
arrested Saturday night.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm under arrest, y'all.
VALENCIA: McKesson, a prominent face of the Black Lives Matter Movement, was released 17 hours later.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I remain disappointed in the Baton Rouge police who continue to provoke protesters.
VALENCIA: In St. Paul, Minnesota, Saturday night, protesters throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at officers from a freeway overpass after
shutting it down, according to police.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's certainly not life-threatening, but they're significant enough to go to the hospital.
VALENCIA: One officer suffering a broken vertebrae after a 25-pound rock was dropped on his head.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm absolutely disgusted by the acts of some.
VALENCIA: Nick Valencia , CNN, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
WARD: Let's go back to Dallas now for the very latest. CNN's Victor Blackwell joins us live. Victor, tell me a little bit more, what else have
we learned today about the shooter?
VICTOR BLACKWELL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Clarissa, it was a very revealing news conference from the chief of the Dallas Police Department,
David Brown, today. We learned specifically what was the inside the home that was found after it was searched, what was with the body after the
But I think at the top of the news conference, we also learned about threats being made against the police chief. We're told, he told us, in
fact, that shortly after the shooting, he received death threats, he and his family received a death threat posted on the department's Facebook page
from a private page. They are investigating that.
[15:15:07]But let me get to the shooter. The weapons found with his body after this shooting ended, according to a law enforcement source, with
information about the investigation, there was a long gun, an AK-style semi-automatic assault rifle. It's a .545 caliber. Also a Glock pistol
and a Fraser handgun. The shooter was wearing a bullet proof vest when he was found.
Now let's go to the house where there was evidence of more gun purchases, receipts, gun packaging found at the home, receipts and information about a
Cobra, a Walther, Glock handguns, although none of those guns were found at the home.
We also know that there was a significant amount of bomb making materials. Listen to what the chief said about that.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
DAVID BROWN, DALLAS POLICE CHIEF: There was a large stockpile. One of the bomb techs called me at home to describe his concern of how large a
stockpile of bomb making materials he had. And according to that bomb tech, he knew what he was doing, that this wasn't some novice.
So what's on his laptop, how he learned that, we don't think he learned it in the military, at least we don't have any evidence of that. You can
learn all that online, I guess. So we're trying to determine how he learned how to do that.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
BLACKWELL: They will also be searching that laptop to try to figure out the significance of the letters "R.B.," because we learned that this
shooter wrote on the walls in two locations, we knew about one, but now a second, the letters "R.B." with his own blood.
They're looking to find out if those are the initials of a person or represent some organization that he was following or some group that he was
interested in. That too is at the center of this investigation -- Clarissa.
WARD: Victor, we heard an excerpt of that very emotional interview with the parents of the shooter. I wonder, has there been any reaction to them
BLACKWELL: Well, you know, there has been reaction on one level to hearing from these parents. You can imagine, they say of course they knew nothing
about this. The chief is asking how is it possible that all of this was going on and no one knew anything about it, that's part of the
But you have to feel for these parents, they're remorseful. You see the parents and the stepmother sitting there. There is some reaction that is
here in the community, it's part of the conversation at the memorial. But no reaction officially from law enforcement as they try to get answers from
WARD: OK, Victor Blackwell, many thanks.
It's difficult to overstate how much emotions the events of the past week have laid bare across the United States. I want you to listen to one of
the doctors who treated the Dallas police officers.
A trauma surgeon and an African-American man, Dr. Brian Williams, as he explains some of his own raw and complex feelings.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
BRIAN WILLIAMS, TRAUMA SURGEON WHO TREATED DALLAS OFFICERS: First and foremost, I stand with the Dallas Police Department. I stand with law
enforcement all over this country. This experience has been very personal for me, a turning point in my life. There was the added dynamic of
officers being shot.
We routinely care for multiple gunshot victims. But the preceding days of more black men dying at the hands of police officers affected me. I think
the reasons are obvious. I fit that demographic of individuals. But I abhor what has been done to these officers and I grieve with their
(END VIDEO CLIP)
WARD: OK. We have some breaking news to bring you now out of the U.S. state of Michigan. Shots have been fired at a courthouse, the Berrien
County Courthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan. A police officer has been shot. We will have more on this story as soon as more details become available.
Still to come tonight, the U.S. secretary of defense is in Baghdad with an announcement about U.S. forces that may be bad news for ISIS. Stay with
WARD: Welcome back. South Sudan's president has ordered an end to clashes which resumed earlier today in the capital. Heavy gunfire blasted through
several parts of the city following a lull Sunday night. Two U.N. compounds came under fire.
Rival forces loyal to the president and vice president began fighting Thursday. More than a hundred people have been killed since then. The
U.N. is concerned the country could slip back into a full-blown conflict, reigniting a bloody two-year civil war that ended last August.
David McKenzie is covering the story from Johannesburg, South Africa.
DAVID MCKENZIE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: The president of South Sudan has ordered unilateral ceasefire after days of clashes in the capital
SALVA KIIR, SOUTH SUDANESE PRESIDENT: Issued a republican order for the cessation of hostilities with immediate effect.
MCKENZIE (voice-over): But it's unclear whether the president has full command and control. On the fifth day of fighting in Juba, heavy weapons
and attack helicopters were used in intense factional clashes. The U.N. says more than 7,000 civilians have sheltered in the compounds. Scores
have been killed, including two Chinese peacekeepers.
Government forces announced that they will arrest or shoot any loitering soldiers and have told them to return to base. The U.S. Embassy is
evacuating nonemergency personnel and called for citizens to shelter in place. The violence is a dramatic unraveling of the brittle peace deal
between President Salva Kiir and his rival vice president.
BAN KI-MOON, U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL: The renewed fighting is outrageous, yet another grieves setback. It deepens the country's suffering. It makes
a mockery of commitments to peace.
MCKENZIE (on camera): All flights to and from Juba airport have now been suspended and the land border is closed, leaving very few options for those
desperately wanting to get out. David McKenzie, CNN, Johannesburg, South Africa.
WARD: U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is in Baghdad where he's made a significant announcement, 560 additional U.S. troops will soon be heading
to Iraq. Carter's visit comes in the wake of the deadliest ever terror attack in Baghdad. That happened just over a week ago.
The new U.S. troops will target ISIS and will be stationed at the recently recaptured airfield near Mosul, a city Iraq plans to recapture from ISIS.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
ASH CARTER, U.S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: I certainly expect, and in fact it's happened just in the last 24 hours, the seizure of the airfield. That
will be followed. Its purpose is to create logistics up there. So there will be U.S. logistics support. That's one of its purposes for being
there, to help consolidate that.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
WARD: Now, they were unfancied, their star player came off injured. But Portugal stunned the world of football to defeat host, France, and win Euro
2016, the first time the country has ever won a football title and the fans celebrated in style. Thousands of them packed the streets of Lisbon to
welcome their heroes home. Isa Soares reports from the Portuguese capital.
[15:25:06]ISA SOARES, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): It was a moment this nation has long been waiting for, as Portugal's football
team, so often the bridesmaid but never the bride, finally sealed the deal, bringing home their first major trophy ever. History, as the captain
simply put it.
The unlikely champions of Europe were greeted by a sea of green and red as they made their way through the streets of the capital, Lisbon. Inside the
presidential palace, the president praised the team for their grit.
MARCELO REBELO DE SOUSA, PORTUGUESE PRESIDENT (through interpreter): The difference between yesterday and today is that today, due to you, we have
more reasons to believe in Portugal.
SOARES (on camera): Inside, they're being decorated by the president. Meanwhile, outside crowds erupting in festivities and screaming. Many are
calling Ronaldo a hero.
(voice-over): Ronaldo, a God-like figure in this country, who has been front and center, on and off the pitch, leading his team through the
celebrations. Not to be overshadowed by the coach, who described his team as simple as doves, but wise at serpents, praised by fans for his tactics
as well as his strategy.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through interpreter): I think he is a good manager. He matched our expectations. We were expecting he would get to the final and
he did. He promised he would only get out of there on the 11th and that's what he did. Yes, sir, congratulations to him.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (through interpreter): I am young. I'm 30. My mom is 59. She's going to turn 60 and we have never felt this way, to win a
trophy like this. In 2004, we cried for Ronaldo. Today, we cried with him, this time with joy.
SOARES: It's been a victorious homecoming for a team few expected would today be crowned the kings of Europe. Isa Soares, CNN, Lisbon.
WARD: It was delirium for Portugal, but for France it was deep disappointment. The country won the last two competitions they hosted in
1984 and 1998. They were strong favorites to win again, but they fell just short. One French fan seemed inconsolable. Until he was comforted by a
young Portuguese fan in one of the more touching moments of the championships.
WARD: This is THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. Coming up, the heir apparent, Theresa May gets ready to take over as Britain's prime minister. So is May what
Great Britain needs? I'll be speaking to a Member of Parliament from May's ruling Conservative Party. Stay with us.
WARD: All right. A recap now on the breaking news we brought you moments ago. Shots have been fired at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph,
Michigan. We know a police officer has been shot. We don't have any more details at this point. But we will have much more as soon as those details
Let's take a look at some of the other top stories this hour. British Prime Minister David Cameron says he will resign on Wednesday to make way
for Theresa May. Mr. Cameron made that announcement after the path cleared for the home secretary to succeed him. May was officially named
Conservative Party leader after her final Tory contender, Andrea Leadsom, withdrew her leadership bid.
And presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, is back on the campaign trail. Campaigning with him, New Jersey governor and possible
VP pick, Chris Christie. According to a Trump source, Christie has received a full vetting for the position.
Portugal is celebrating after returning home as champions of Euro 2016. The football team packed an open airbus to parade through Lisbon. Portugal
stunned French with a goal in extra time and they did it all despite an early injury to the star player and team captain, Cristiano Ronaldo.
It has been another tumultuous day in the world of British politics. A potential two-month Conservative leadership contest suddenly ground to a
halt leaving Theresa May as prime minister in waiting. Max Foster has the story of the day.
MAX FOSTER, CNN ROYAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): A triumphant welcome for Britain's next prime minister. Theresa May is now heir apparent to the
highest political office in the land.
THERESA MAY, U.K. CONSERVATIVE PARTY LEADER: I am honored and humbled to have been chosen by the Conservative Party to become its leader.
FOSTER: Her victory speech coming earlier than expected after her rival suddenly threw in the towel. Andrea Leadsom telling journalists in a
statement that the leadership battle was over.
ANDREA LEADSOM, BRITISH MEMBER OF PARLIAMEN, CONSERVATIVE PARTY: I have, however, concluded that the interests of our country are best served by the
immediate appointment of a strong and well-supported prime minister. I am therefore withdrawing from the leadership election and I wish Theresa May
the very greatest success. I assure her of my total support.
FOSTER: The change of heart coming amidst increased scrutiny over Leadsom's campaign. She was widely criticized following concerns that she
may have inflated her CV. And comments to a British newspaper suggesting being a mother gave her an edge over May.
She told "The Times of London" newspaper that Theresa May, who has said that she and her husband are unable to have children possibly has nieces,
nephews, lots of people, but I have children, who are going to have children, who will be directly part of what happens next. Genuinely, I
feel that being a mom means you have a very real stake in the future of our country, a tangible stake.
Monday morning, Theresa May, meanwhile set out her vision to leave the E.U. at a speech in Birmingham. She apparently didn't know that her plan was
about to be put on the fast track.
MAY: Brexit means Brexit and we'll make a success of it. There will be no attempts to remain inside the E.U. There will be no attempts to rejoin it
by the backdoor, no second referendum. The country voted to leave the European Union and as prime minister, I will make sure that we leave the
FOSTER: The announcement on the detail of another departure on Monday as David Cameron gave the time frame for his final days.
DAVID CAMERON, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: On Wednesday I will attained the House of Commons for prime minister's 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.
FOSTER: On Wednesday, the door closes on one political career at number 10 Downing Street as the famous black door opens for another. Max Foster,
WARD: After six years as home secretary, Theresa May is a familiar face to many people in the U.K. But as she prepares to take on a new role as the
next prime minister, we took to the streets of London to see what people think of their new leader. Take a look.
[15:35:04]UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Do you know who this person is?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Ms. May, yes.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: What do you think of her?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I quite like her. She's my constituency leader. She did quite a good job, actually.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, I think she'll make a good job as prime minister.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Why?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's time we had another woman.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't like her at all, to be honest. Back in the past she wasn't really for LGBT rights. A lot of her policies don't really
suit young people in everyday life in the U.K., especially how tight she is on border control.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It might be good. I think on the whole it's not great for the country as it is. She might be able to steady the ship and deal
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: She might be a good leader.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And why?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Because she's very sensible and knowledgeable. She's been in government a long time. She can unite the country.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I think it would be good for people to choose the prime minister. But the system in this country is whoever leads the party
that's in government gets to be prime minister. It's what it is, isn't it?
WARD: Let's get more perspective on all the changes in the past few hours. I'm joined here in the studio by Crispin Blunt, a Conservative Member of
Parliament and the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee.
Crispin, I have to ask you, you voted to leave the European Union. Theresa May voted to remain. Why would you support a prime minister who wanted to
remain in the European Union?
CRISPIN BLUNT, BRITISH MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, CONSERVATIVE PARTY: Well, you heard how businesslike she was in her statement, and how absolutely clear
she was that Brexit means Brexit. And a leader of the strength of Theresa May means that I will be satisfied that even though she was a lukewarm
remainer, she will deliver Brexit. I think it's easier for those who wanted to leave the European Union will have confidence that she is
actually going to deliver it.
WARD: But isn't she a part of the exact establishment that the Brexit vote was seen as a revolt against?
BLUNT: No, I don't think so. The signals she gave off in the referendum campaign were fairly mixed, to be fair. She wasn't playing a leading role.
It may be that people didn't want to put the minister responsible for immigration up front, because that's where the debate would go.
But she did her duty within the campaign, but not more than that. And what we need now in this time of uncertainty is actually someone who is really
businesslike, who is respected across the House of Commons actually perhaps who is feared rather than loved.
And I think if one looks at the Machiavellian principles of politics, it's better qualities be respected. She certainly is that.
WARD: So what can we expect to see going forward? She's said that she wouldn't implement Article 50, which would precipitate a Brexit until later
this year. Do we expect that timeline to change, perhaps, and do we expect to see someone appointed to navigate or oversee those negotiations from the
BLUNT: That would be my guess, but we'll have to wait and see how she organizes that. The key thing is that we meet a deadline by the end of the
year to initiate Article 50 in my judgment. We need to get our ducks in a row in negotiating terms before then.
You understand why she wants to take time to make sure she's got a clear understanding of what is achievable in the negotiations. It's going to be
a more difficult negotiation for our partners, the 27 European countries, to organize on their side.
Actually there's a vast amount of mutual interest for the United Kingdom to offer our partners in whatever the new relationship is going to be. But we
need to get that sorted out. There is an awful lot of work to be done in creating a trade capability in the United Kingdom.
And she's right to take some time before triggering it. Hopefully by the end of the year so this is done by the time of the general election.
WARD: Any thoughts who might oversee these negotiations? Because it seems to an outsider that all of the Brexiteers have been either vilified or
purged in the last two weeks. Who's left?
BLUNT: They've either shot each other or shot themselves in the course of this contest. There have been -- names have been floated as to who might
lead the negotiation. Frankly, it's academic now.
We'll know in 48, 72 hours what the shape of her team is going to be, how she's going to divvy up the responsibilities. What we do know is she has a
thoroughly businesslike approach to politics and policy.
[15:40:03]And I believe she will judge people on their merits as those who can do a good job. She's never really been on maneuvers for the leadership
in quite the way other people have been. And she's got there because of professional respect for her capabilities.
And I think that will serve the United Kingdom in good stead in the rather uncertain times that we're in now. The Conservative Party has done the
nation a huge favor by ending the uncertainty about a new leader.
WARD: Well, it will be an interesting week ahead. Crispin Blunt, thank you so much for your insights.
Still to come on THE WORLD RIGHT NOW, a bakery in one of the most upscale parts of Beverly Hills had a hidden dark secret. The U.S. government says
its owners were involved in human trafficking. That's up next in CNN's Freedom Project. Stay with us.
WARD: I want to update you now on the breaking news we brought you moments ago. Shots have been fired at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph,
Michigan. We know a police officer has been shot.
The governor of Michigan has tweeted this about the situation saying, "Michigan state police have secured the scene at the Berrien County
Courthouse and started its investigation into the shooting that occurred there this afternoon."
Again, that's Michigan Governor Rick Snyder confirming that police have the situation under control and have started looking into exactly what
happened. Those are all the details we have at this point.
Now the CNN Freedom Project is dedicated to putting an end to modern day slavery. Today, we focus on one case of alleged human trafficking in a
place you would least expect, a once-popular bakery in Beverly Hills, California, one of the wealthiest spots in the world. CNN's Sara Sidner
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It's like a trap that we cannot leave.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Seven days a week, no days off.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: She scolded me and threatened me that I should not speak again about going home.
SARA SIDNER, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Eleven workers who thought they were embarking on the opportunity of a lifetime, only to find
themselves trapped in a scenario they said they couldn't afford to leave.
At first, it seemed like a sweet deal made by business owners they knew in their home country, work in a new fancy French bakery and use skills they
already had, and receive a salary far beyond what they were making in the Philippines. Their work visas and trip to America would be paid in full by
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It was really hard to decide because I have a good job in the Philippines.
SIDNER: So this was a huge decision for you.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It is so bad. It's my first time to be away.
SIDNER: Your son is how old?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I left at 6 years old. For me, OK, this is a sacrifice I have to make for a better future for my son. So I have to do
[15:45:00]SIDNER: So like the others, Armalinda Dela Serna (ph) agreed to fly 7,000 miles from home. She was hired as a manager in Le Amande (ph)
French bakery in Sunny, California.
The bakery was so popular, the owners, Anna Liza and Gonzalo (inaudible) De Almeda (ph) opened a second bustling bakery. Their customers had no idea
that behind the counters, the workers say they were suffering. The government says they were victims of human trafficking.
(on camera): But what really shocked people is where this was all taking place. In one of the ritziest neighborhoods on earth, Beverly Hills. The
bakery was located just a few feet away from rodeo drive.
Do you think that the customers, especially in Beverly Hills, had any idea what was going on?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I guess not, because one of the rules, when you are working in front, you have to smile.
SIDNER (voice-over): Court documents say some were being paid less than $3 an hour, working more than 12 hours a day, and with no days off for weeks
on end. And when they complained to the owners, they say they were threatened.
YANIN SENACHA, ATTORNEY, ASIAN AMERICANS ADVANCING JUSTICE: The workers were told if they did not continue to work under the unlawful conditions at
the bakery, the defendants would impose on them an $11,000 debt, unilaterally imposed debt, and that they would financially ruin the workers
and prevent them from working again in the Philippines if they were deported there.
SIDNER: The workers say they were told they would have to work three years to pay off the debt and that their work visas did not give them the same
rights as their American counterparts. To survive, ten people crowded into two one-bedroom apartments.
(on camera): So this was the first one?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This was the first one.
SIDNER: It must have felt really crowded.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It is very crowded. But for us, a sacrifice to save money.
SIDNER (voice-over): Then one day, investigators with the Department of Labor showed up at the bakery.
(on camera): Were you afraid when they came in and started asking these questions?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Actually I wasn't afraid. I was like, thank God, they're here!
SIDNER (voice-over): The investigation ended with citations and the workers filing a lawsuit that they won. In a default judgment, a federal
judge ordered the bakery owners to pay $15 million in damages. So far, they haven't paid a cent.
The owners have denied the accusations, putting up a website filled with personal attacks on their former workers and photos they say prove their
workers were happy and free.
The Almedas did not agree to an on-camera interview but in a statement to CNN said they couldn't afford attorneys' fees at $80,000 to $100,000 a
month to fight the lawsuit in court, so they didn't show up.
The owners claim the lawsuit was simply a ploy by the workers to get permanent visas to stay in the United States. The U.S. government did give
them special visas which protect trafficking victims, valid until 2019.
For this woman, it means she'll be reuniting with her son after three long years and a new beginning.
(on camera): This is sort of like a dream to nightmare?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes, dream to nightmare. Now we can start building our own dream now.
SIDNER: Sara Sidner, CNN, Beverly Hills, California.
WARD: Tuesday we'll meet another inspiring survivor of human trafficking. He was brought to the United States from Zambia to perform in a boys'
choir. His dream was to build a school back home. But as Isha Sesay tells us he was scammed by a Texas pastor.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
ISHA SESAY, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): After raising more than $1 million from CD sales and school and church performances, it turned out the
deal he had struck with the boys and their families was a lie.
GWEN KACHEPA, TRAFFICKING VICTIM: They never paid us. We were never paid a dime for the work that we did except after the government became
involved. They said, if you're not going to sing, we're not going to feed you or we're going to send you back home to your country again.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
WARD: Isha Sesay has the incredible story of how this courageous man was able to rebuild his life in the U.S. It's part of our Freedom Project
series all this week on CNN. We'll be right back.
WARD: Now for the latest in our series, "Going Green." Today we meet Emily Smith. She comes from a sailing background. After seeing how much
plastic washes up ashore, she felt compelled to try and make a difference. So she has tried to give up plastic for 40 days and 40 nights. Take a
EMILY SMITH: Hi, my name is Emily Smith. I'm going plastic-free 40 days and 40 nights to raise awareness about the impact plastic litter on our
I grew up sailing as a small girl. I've always had a passion and connection with the marine environment. I take part in the beach cleans.
Going on those beach cleans, I was completely flabbergasted at how much litter was there.
I kind of made a pledge to go 40 days and 40 nights without using any single use plastics. It was really challenging, the most difficult things
were eating and drinking on the go, medicine is really difficult.
Bin liners were really hard. I went to different natural home-made, shampoo, conditioner, and toothpaste pellets. There are recipes online
everywhere. You can make this stuff so easily yourself if you want to.
I work for London Zoo and they're also really aware of the impact plastic litter is having on the marine environment. They're collaborating to
create the amazing one less campaign, to completely cut out single use plastic water bottles from the zoo.
You can take your refillable bottle and fill it up at water stations. You can buy water in paper boxes, cardboard boxes. Plastic takes hundreds of
thousands of years to degrade. When it enters the marine environment it takes even longer. It never fully degrades, it goes down into little
Those pellets absorb pesticides and are eaten by the fish, which then work their way up the food chain, which is us. Birds suffer badly from plastic
pollution. They think plastic water tops are their food. Effectively they starve because they haven't got any more space in their stomachs to eat
their proper food, fish.
We're in Box Hall beach. I wanted to see the litter that washes up on the shores. The fact is over 20 percent of our plastic waste is recycled.
Statistics show that. I want to shout out to the world and get everyone inspired to reduce their plastic footprint.
WARD: The Euro 2016 (inaudible) --
WARD: The Euro 2016 Tournament kicked off with a bumpy start, the threat of terrorism, clashes among fans, and even heavy rain cast a shadow over
the games. While the French team didn't pick up the silverware, the tournament had a big impact on the host country. Becky Anderson reports.
BECKY ANDERSON, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): More than 90,000 packed the Paris fan zone on Sunday night, suitably flanked by the iconic Eiffel
Fower. 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 onto the champs' elysee in celebration.
(on camera): Well, it a day after the night before and a windy Paris has returned to business as usual. And even though they weren't victorious,
the country and 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, yes, it's still hard today. I think we didn't forget anything. So yes, I think that tomorrow will be better.
Next weekend too. Yeah, but for the moment it's still like complicated.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We will never stop being together like that outside and maybe try to become happy and 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. Becky Anderson, CNN, Paris.
WARD: An update now on the breaking news we brought you earlier. There has been a shooting at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph,
Michigan. We know a police officer has been shot.
The governor of Michigan has tweeted about the situation, saying, "Michigan state police have secured the scene at the Berrien County Courthouse and
started its investigation into the shooting that occurred this afternoon."
We'll bring you more details as we hear more about that. You've been watching THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. I'm Clarissa Ward sitting in for Hala
Gorani. Coming up now, "QUEST MEANS BUSINESS."