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with me are lucy fisher, senior political correspondent at the times newspaper, and the former labour adviser ayesha hazarika. the bloke banging his head on the concrete, welcome to brexit. tomorrow's front pages, starting with: the ‘i newspaper‘ leads with tomorrow's triggering of article 50, allowing the uk two years to negotiate the terms of the eu exit. the daily express refers to the prime minister's letter formally notifying the eu about the uk's departure from the european bloc, and shows an image of theresa may signing the letter addressed to the president of the european council, donald tusk. the sun has projected its headline ona the sun has projected its headline on a white cliffs of dover and said it is dover and out. the daily telegraph claims that while mrs may's letter to mr tusk
will include a broad outline of her negotiating position, it will not contain any mention of a cut—off date for migrants' rights. the guardian calls it the day britain steps into the unknown. hgppy happy day for the express, ayesha? it isa happy day for the express, ayesha? it is a day for newspapers and from pages. the express is the most euphoric and then you start working down from it. the express is, dear eu, we are leaving you. there is going to be so much focus on this letter now, who delivers it. someone will be tracking it. i hope he is in
when they deliver it, when you get one of those messages, we have left a card because you are out. the express is delighted. they are very much taking the line from theresa may, very patriotically determined language. fierce determination to get the right deal for every single person in the country. they are trying to put a positive, optimistic spin on it. what is going to be in the letter apart from hate, folks, we're off? anything else? it will be very short indeed. just invoking article 50, it is unprecedented, we don't know what is going to come next. all eyes will turn to brussels, the 27 and their response, setting out the terms for the talks and if they will allow britain to try and negotiate a trade treaty at the same time as negotiating the divorce. front page of the daily
mirror, dear eu, it is time to go. we are one great union of people and nations with a proud history and a bright future. and there is the word divorce and donald tusk, the man who should be getting that letter tomorrow. onto the daily telegraph, lucy. the behind brexit, says theresa may. do you think tomorrow we are going to see those remoaners, the remainers, his sayjust get the best deal? i doubt it. the prime minister has encouraged brexiteers not to hold independent state parties. she doesn't want people to be triumphant, rubbing it in the face of the 48% that did not vote for this. her message face of the 48% that did not vote forthis. her message is face of the 48% that did not vote for this. her message is one of unity, let's come behind this decision and move forward. it is
interesting, we do remain very polarised, but one positive thing brexiteer 's have seized upon this week, was a leak that went to a german publication showing an internal memo from the german finance ministry suggesting no deal if britain doesn't get a trade deal with the rest of the eu, it could potentially be disastrous for germany's financial stability and economy. so i think remain as feel as though they are on shaky ground, keeping their head down for more than one reason. i think we all accept the result of brexit, but nobody voted for britain to be worse off. we didn't vote for broke brexit, we didn't vote for the economy to go off a cliff edge and it's not noble for people to be asking serious questions about what this deal is going to look like and what it will mean forjobs and
prosperity and the culture of this country. i thought it was interesting, nicky morgan's tone. she did a tour of the tv studios today. she has been fears in her opposition to brexit, but leaving her language softened, she said let's end this phoney war and be more united. but here are some tests we think the british people will expect. one of the big things will be immigration and that will be a contentious issue. the government had been thin lipped about what they are saying about immigration and david davies last night, on question time actually hinted that immigration might not come down in terms of what people are expecting from brexit. so, the truth is, it is a leap in the dark with a blindfold on. nobody really knows what'll happen, including david davies and liam fox. we will have to see how all of shakes down. the front page of the times, lucy. the eyes of
history are watching and that includes the picture behind theresa may of the first prime minister of great britain? yes, an interesting choice given many historians revile him as corrupt. but he is the first prime minister and it is that patriotically chip, this union jack flag next to her. it will become an iconic image. i love this buzzword, it isa iconic image. i love this buzzword, it is a wet signature. it is a properfountain pen. it is a wet signature. it is a proper fountain pen. you can see the weight of it. i am disappointed it is not an actual quill. but the irna is not an actual quill. but the irna is it is a woman prime minister in the position of having to do this, following on from a woman conservative prime minister who, while she had her issues with europe
and famously said no, no, no, was actually still committed to europe? she was committed to the trade aspects and the trade and commercial advantages it gave britain and its membership. and the irony women are playing a significant role. look at nicola sturgeon and some of the other nationalist leaders. it may end up having a big constitutional crisis with the united kingdom and it is interesting women are the leaders on it. but i think theresa may, she is calibrating this very carefully. she is not being as fla m boya nt carefully. she is not being as flamboyant as her predecessor may have been. she is trying to be measured and calm. her strategy is a little bit like treat the british public like potatoes and keepers in the dark. she is trying to be sober, trying to be measured and i think they are not going over the top with
they are not going over the top with the media stuff too much right now. it will be an interesting prime minister's questions tomorrow and her body language in the chamber. the stakes are very high as lucy said, people are so divided. even labour voters who voted to leave and they would not change their mind on voting to leave, but they are nervous about what it means for them and their small businesses.“ nervous about what it means for them and their small businesses. if we go to the financial times, theresa may signs historic brexit letter and opens terms for compromise. the £60 billion exit bill, but david davies said immigration will not necessarily come down. it could be that at the end of this process, many on the leeds side might field raqqa feel disappointed and short—changed. raqqa feel disappointed and short-changed. the key elements is
whether britain has links to the european court of justice. whether britain has links to the european court ofjustice. brexiteer said make parliament sovereign, let's take is out of the jurisdiction of this foreign court that has the final say on our laws and regulations. but the suggestion here they are softening on that and there could be some partial or non—binding agreement with britain with this court as an arbiter to trade regulations. also, the divorce bill, this question of how much britain will pay to leave and any future contributions, she may have this soft on her tone on that. and finally, she has suggested in her letter to donald tusk tomorrow, she wants to beef up security ties with the other 27 nations. it is interesting, this moderate tone after some robust rhetoric from her, liam fox and david davies in recent months. and just at the end of the financial timepiece, and be of the most critical in terms of the
obstacles and things. but in spite of the mood music, some diplomats in london think the chances are now no greater than 50—50 in getting a deal. so clearly there are lots of these obstacles in the way. but number ten have moved a lot of the issue of eu migrants. she has said, i want to fight as hard for eu migrants, who live in this country, as british people as well. i personally feel she would gain a lot of goodwill and show leadership if she made a stand now and said we would be prepared to do the right thing by eu citizens. the european union have made it clear it is one of the things they need to get sorted first before they can move other issues. the is interesting. if we zoom in a little bits, there are
dotted lines around the united kingdom. we don't get any closer than that. as if you are going to cut out the united kingdom from the map of europe. and if we bring up the garden, they have taken a similar route. hoping to bring it up now. they have already cut the united kingdom out of the map. lucy i suppose the government and theresa may want to make the point that actually, we're not cutting ourselves from europe, we not cutting ourselves out of this jigsaw as the guardian suggests. we will just have a different relationship? that's right, theresa may has said she wants the eu to be a strong trading partner with the uk. what strikes me as interesting about these two front pages, is the fact they make so many assumptions that
scotland will still be part of the uk and northern ireland. one of the big stories for me this week has been ministers conceding, for the first time, that northern ireland could be part of the eu and leave the uk if it voted for reunification. it is interesting and the different scenario from scotland, which would have to apply, for the first time to join the scotland, which would have to apply, for the first time tojoin the eu as an independent nation. northern ireland could stay in the eu without having to reapply. ministers have suggested. that answers the leader— macro leaves a lot of questions in the air about our relationship with ireland and the eu. the holyrood parliament voted today, it is not necessarily the uk you cut out of this map, you could cut scotland out, cut northern ireland up potentially. a whole can of worms has been opened by this. do you think leavers saw any of it
coming? i don't think they did. they don't want to open up any questions about that, they don't want to get into the idea of potential unravelling of the constitution and the chaos. so anybody from my side, the chaos. so anybody from my side, the remoaners asks these questions, we get shouted down and we are told we get shouted down and we are told we are sore losers, the people have spoken. but there are big questions. we have seen today in scotland, there was the vote in holyrood which will make them want to ask for a referendum. there is no way theresa may will give them one. but of course the nationalists in wales are asking the same question. if scotla nd asking the same question. if scotland is having this discussion about independence, we want a discussion about independence as well. it is a fragile time for the whole of the uk as well as the eu.
but people are frustrated about, it is all very interesting for us, political commentators and journalists, but it is a distraction from lots of domestic issues going on but still need attention from the government. finally, we have almost ran out of time, the sun newspaper, lucy. possibly the best of the brexit front pages. as our prime minister signs the exit paper, dover and out. it is impactful. it speaks to exactly what the brexit boasts the leader—macro to exactly what the brexit boasts the leader— macro voters about, border control. david davis picked out at a major moment, suggesting immigration will go up as well as go down. i think people will feel betrayed... if bauer comes to pass.
we don't know, we have two years of this. remember that guy bashing his head across the country, i wasn't far off. that is a hard brexit. lucy, ayesha, thanks for looking at the stories behind this single headline, which is of course, we are out and that letter will be going to donald tusk tomorrow from theresa may. you can see the front pages of all of them online and if you missed the programme you can watch it later on the bbc iplayer. relive all the m . on the bbc iplayer. relive all the magic! thank you to my guests and for you watching. goodbye. mixed fortunes for some others and it will feel like early summer for
some others. might even be 2! in parts of the south east over the next couple of days. but for others, a lot of rain around and that will knock temperatures on the head. tonight, a lot of cloud and patchy rain around. rain is not too heavy oi’ rain around. rain is not too heavy or persistent in most places, but a lot of cloud, misty and murky. the cloud cover will prevent temperatures from too low. note problem with frost. by morning, rain out west surging up through the irish sea so wet weather for west wales, northern ireland and north—west england and heading into scotla nd north—west england and heading into scotland as well. stays dry further south and east. the far north—east of scotla nd south and east. the far north—east of scotland will be dry. quite chilly here. milderfurther of scotland will be dry. quite chilly here. milder further south but the price you pay is quite a bit of rain per scotland. dry spells for northern ireland. rain to north—west england, west wales will see quite a bit of rain and fringing into
cornwall. but in the east, having a lot of dry weather. quite muggy. it is nothing compared to the warmth which will waft into parts of the southeast and east anglia on thursday on the southerly breeze. somebody will reach 20 or even 2! here. further north and west it will be progressively cooler, mid—teens is probably the best. rain around once more. pushing up through the irish sea to west wales, north—west england. northern ireland and scotla nd england. northern ireland and scotland seeing some dry weather, not as fresh in the breeze and not as warm as it will be further ease. the rain will head eastwards in the day and push the warmth out of the way. it is a cold front. the cold fronts will introduce fresh air to all of us at the weekend. blobs blue, showers around for saturday. but ridge of high pressure building infor but ridge of high pressure building in for sunday. to sum up this
weekend, if you have any plans, take something waterproof. there will be something waterproof. there will be some april showers around. sunday looks dry but there will be some chilly nights ahead. this is bbc news. the headlines at 11: theresa may has signed the letter triggering the two year process of britain leaving the european union. it will be delivered to brussels tomorrow. and with brexit in mind, the scottish parliament has voted to hold a second referendum on independence. a royal marine who was convicted of shooting dead a wounded taliban fighter in afghanistan, will be freed within weeks after his sentence was reduced. on newsnight, marine le pen tells us that brexit will be difficult, as she thinks that the eu will make divorce preparations as painful as