and if we accept, as these islands. and if we accept, as i hope we all do, that scotland does have the right to decide our own future, the question becomes one of timing. when is it best to make that choice? we are all agreed that now is not the time. in my view, the time to cheeses when the terms of brexit are clear and can bejudged then against the challenges and opportunities of becoming an independent country. the leader of the scottish conservatives, ruth davidson, said the debate underlined how divisive another referendum campaign would be for everyone. this debate so far has served one purpose. it's vintage show why were people in scotland don't want the government and this parliament to be sidetracked and the division and rancour of another campaign. despite och some speeches from the side of the chamber, this added nothing to the chamber, this added nothing to the knowledge of scottish
independence. the labour, kezia dugdale said the referendum did not reflect the will of the people. and didn't want to do putter divide the nation. yesterday's meeting summed up nation. yesterday's meeting summed up where we are. two litres phocis only on the constitution while the business and government gets pushed to one side. —— two leaders focus on the constitution. we have been told she will fight for the best deal for scotland. but it independence or nothing for the first minister. this is taking place against the backdrop of the eu vote. it's important to stress that we believe in a more democratic europe. our party policy is to reconstitute the eu as a democratically accountable, european confederation of regions. the scottish green party is not a nationalist party. we greens. and oui’ nationalist party. we greens. and
our politics is the centralist, autonomous, confederate and cooperative. we and i count myself among that, it rejects the false dilemma this government and the green party seem to create in casting this is an unambiguous choice between two unions. the decision to withdraw from you about my heart, but as an international is my heart, but as an international is my response could never be to up sticks from the one union of nations they have left. instead choose to stay to resist. and the fight every election on a platform of re—entry to the eu. the flavour of the debate today. the scottish greens, who support a second independence wrote, say it's important to fight for the right to self—determination. consistently through the debate, the greens have acknowledged not only the contradiction between between 2014 and 2016 results in scotland, but that none of us however we voted in either of these referendums, should he here because the uk
government has taken the result that the uk eu -- uk government has taken the result that the uk eu —— uk wide government has taken the result that the uk eu -- uk wide eu government has taken the result that the uk eu —— uk wide eu referendum fry mandates for something it was never supposed to be. but i scotland as it says the simple fact is the scottish government and the uk government do tonne don't agree on a timetable for a second referendum. the scottish government's stance is that after a brexit deal will be six months ratifying it. that the scottish brewer could make a decision at that point whether or not they want another referendum. the uk government disagree. they say not only will it take two years before it we know what the brexit deal will be, it could take some time after that before trade dales are finalised and they say people in scotla nd are finalised and they say people in scotland should have a chance to see how it is all working before they make a big decision about the constitution or future. you make a big decision about the constitution orfuture. you can't decide because you see the negotiations, you need to
live with it for a while, see what the consequences of brexit really are before people make an informed choice about whether or not they wa nt to choice about whether or not they want to be independent. where are the people of scotland on the possibility of another vote? is there a sense that perhaps nicola sturgeon could win or as the polls have been suggesting, up until now, that's unlikely? the polls in as much as we can trust them, say that voters are split roughly 50—50. both on the question of independence and on the question of independence and on the question of independence and on the question of whether they want another referendum. pretty much people who want independence want a referendum, and voters who want to stay pa rt referendum, and voters who want to stay part of the uk don't. it's a bit of a gamble on both sides of this, in the uk government are taking a risk that if theyjust this, in the uk government are taking a risk that if they just say, no, we won't even talk about a referendum, they might antagonise some scots and build support for independence as a result. at the same time, if the scottish
government are banking on there being a ground swell of public opinion to demand their rights are a referendum, it's not a huge amount of evidence of that either. there are some independence is a borders by me across the country, there is not a cent of enormous frustration with the uk government. two years of brexit negotiations, we could see how that affects public opinion. people in the iraqi city of modal say they are buried under rubble from attacks. —— iraqi city of fearless girl. jeremy bowen was front gunfire. there is an alternative to this street fighting. that is to call in air strikes and level the neighbourhood. there is another issue. it is a question of trying to win
the political battle, the media battle, as well as winning the military battle. it is notjust a question of how many of the enemy these people can kill. they have to convince the iraqi people that what they are doing is justified, and flattening the city, killing a lot of civilians will not do that. jeremy bowen, bbc news, mosul. security is being stepped up around windsor castle during the changing the guard ceremony, following the westminster attack last week. thames valley police say extra barriers have been put in place around the royal residence in berkshire, which attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. pete cooke reports. windsor‘s latest line of defence against those intent on chaos. these barriers appeared yesterday. the aim
to stop another westminster style attack. providing extra attention to the changing of the guard ceremony. soldiers proceeding to and from windsor castle to the sound of a military band. are they necessary or too much of an eyesore? not very pretty but we realise that they are a necessity now. which is such a shame but that's what we have to live with these days. i don't mind. people come for us, opposite the barracksjill opposite the barracks jill has lived opposite the barracks jill has lived opposite the barracks for years. she was only told last night. it's better. what was before with a car atan angle better. what was before with a car at an angle across the road, a police car. that wouldn't stop something like westminster happening. thames valley police say the changes were proportionate, there was no books, grow specific threat to windsor. they remain in place for this foreseeable future.
as we face these lone wolf forms of terrorism, it's likely will see more security barriers like this across the south and across the country. potholes infuriate motorists and the public. roads appeared to be damaged beyond repair because of pop potholes. our transport correspondent reports. it's impossible to dodge them all these days. our roads, peppered with holes. the surface crumbling away faster than it can be repaired, according to this report. it blames decades of underfunding, coupled with wetter winters and more cars and we're all paying the price. it burst two of my tyres and also dented the actual alloy wheel as well. the car went into crash mechanism.
the doors on the car were disengaged and i had £500 worth of damage to my vehicle. i had an accident on my bike, where i hit a pothole and fell forward off my bike. the research found that one in six roads is so bad it may need to be replaced within five years. councils filled 1.7 million potholes in england and wales last year, which is one every 19 seconds. well, this survey is hardly going to come as a surprise to most drivers. we've been looking forjust two minutes just outside bristol. look, a whole row of potholes on an ordinary road. according to this report, if you really wanted to fix up all the local roads across england and wales, it would cost £12 billion and take more than a decade. bus companies say their customers and drivers face being jolted around by poor roads. steve's been driving a bus around bristol for nearly four decades.
i'm just upset because when they do repair them, it doesn't last very long. we talk about it all the time in the canteen, amongst drivers, our concerns about the safety for our customers and obviously how we have to behave on the road. we actually position the bus to avoid the potholes because some of them really give a big bash. the government says it's chipped in an extra £1 billion recently to help fill the holes but campaigners aren't impressed. every so often the government gives out a pothole fund. it is kind of reacting to a crisis, but i think we need to actually plan longer—term funding and have a greater proportion of what drivers actually pay in motoring taxes ringfenced just for maintenance. because if you ask drivers, it is their number one concern. as councils feel the financial squeeze, many fear our local roads are only going to get worse. richard westcott, bbc news, bristol. time for a look at the weather.
today some enjoyed sunshine but it was wet the other. that gives you a flavour for the rest of the week. some sunnis spots will nudge 20 degrees, others will have a lot of heavy rain and temperatures will be rather disappointing. we've had some thunderstorms this afternoon in parts of the midlands and the damp weather will spread its way across other areas. drury entered tonight, a lot of cloud. it will be a murky start the wednesday morning. there will be mist around. scotland's sunshine
won't last forever because the rain piled up the irish sea and up to wales. it will engulf much of scotland. a disappointing end to the day, dry weather will probably hold on to the far north. northern ireland will have dry spells through the afternoon but not relied upon. not much in the east of the pennines. renfrew west wales, nudging into the far south—west of england. we will see dry weather and cloudy and muggy feel with 15 or 16 degrees temperatures. that's nothing compared to thursday's temperatures. warm air wafting from the continent. it could send the mercury to 20 or 21 degrees. the north and west will be markedly cooler and that is because we will have a lot of cloud and some brain particularly through the irish sea close to this band here. dry across parts of northern
scotla nd here. dry across parts of northern scotland and ireland, the best temperatures in the south east. by friday, further wet weather in the west. that will move its way eastwards and this is a cold front. that will push the warm air away. a fresh appeal to things as we start this weekend, we will see some showers around saturday with high pressures settling things down by sunday. to sum up, april showers on the menu for the 1st of april, saturday, drying up on sunday but some chilly nights to come as well. enjoy your evening. this is bbc news. i'm clive myrie. the headlines at 8. yes 69, no 59. the motion as amended
is therefore agreed. the scottish parliament has voted to back a second independence referendum.” hope the united kingdom government will respect of your parliament. this is simply about giving people in scotland choice. welcome news for some — but the uk government says the issue is not on the table for discussion yet. we will be declining the request for a section 30 to hold another independence referendum and we won't be making any negotiations until the brexit process is complete. meanwhile, theresa may prepares to kick—start the 2 year process of leaving the eu tomorrow.