hello this is bbc news. the headlines. british and eu negotiators finally agree on proposals for how the uk should leave the european union after months of negotiations. cabinet ministers are being called into downing street individually this evening to read the text ahead of a cabinet meeting tomorrow. the prominent brexiteer, jacob rees—mogg has already urged ministers to reject a deal. if what we have heard is true this fails to meet the conservative party ma nifesto fails to meet the conservative party manifesto and fails to meet many commitments the prime minister made. if goalkeepers in the customs union and de facto the single market. this
is the vassal state, a failure of the government negotiating position and afailure the government negotiating position and a failure to deliver on brexit and a failure to deliver on brexit and potentially dividing up the european union. the shadow brexit secretary sir keir starmer said labour would not back a deal which did not meet the party's tests. given the shambolic nature of negotiations this is not likely to be at good deal for the country. we've made it clear on a number of occasions if it does not meet our tests we will not be voting for it. do stay with us — we'll be bringing you all the latest on tonight's developments on that agreed brexit text and the political reaction to it. in a moment it will be time for sportsday but first lets return to that breaking news — that after nearly a year and half of often fraught discussions, british and eu officials have come up with a draft brexit withdrawal agreement. cabinet ministers are being called into downing street individually this evening for discussions with the prime minister. our political correspondent iain watson is in westminster for us now.
where do we stand at this minute? cabinet ministers are looking at documentation this evening but i'm told it could be around 600 pages. so they will have defined the areas that may be most controversial, including the question of the northern ireland backstop in this insurance policy to make sure there's no hard border in northern ireland after brexit. but it's proving very contentious and reports from mps have very much turned them against this emerging draft from the officials in brussels, uk officials on one side and eu officials on the other. the former foreign secretary borisjohnson has already declared that he would vote against any deal that he would vote against any deal that theresa may reaches. we are going to stay in the customs union on this deal and effectively
in large parts of the single market and that means that it is vassal state stuff. for the first time in a thousand years this parliament will not have a say over the laws that govern this country. it is a quite incredible state of affairs. it will mean we're having to accept rules and regulations from brussels over which we have no say ourselves. it is utterly unacceptable to anybody who believes in democracy, it is not right way forward. and the kicker is not only are we going to remain in the customs union and large parts of the single market, but also we will not have protected our precious union. if you look at what they have agreed today, and again the caveat is look at the report, it is also accepted that there must be customs and regulatory checks down the irish sea between great britain and northern ireland which currently do not exist and for the first since partition dublin under these
proposals would have more say in some aspects of the government of northern ireland than london. i do not see how you can support that from a democratic point of view, i do not see how unionists can support it and i do not see how you could support it if you believe in the political and economic freedom of this country. so i will vote against it. maybe no surprise there from boris johnson. but what concerned him and also some cabinet ministers is the question of northern ireland. even if the whole of the uk agreed to stay inside the temporary customs agreement with the eu there is the fear that northern ireland would still be subject to different regulations within that and that could alienate the dup. it may also alienate some of her own cabinet. but even if she gets over that hurdle she has to get any deal through parliament. the labour
opposition are also concerned and amongst their tests they say she must deliver the same benefits of staying inside the single market, thatis staying inside the single market, that is unlikely to happen so the shadow brexit secretary is clearing the way for labour to oppose any dealfurther the way for labour to oppose any deal further down the line. given the shambolic nature of the negotiations this is likely to be a good deal for the country. we will wait to see the details but we've made it clear on a number of occasions if it does not meet our tests we will not vote for it. what would you be voting for, no deal? will wait to see the detail but we would never accept that the choice is between whatever is cobbled together and no deal, that is not the outcome and will not be the outcome but wait to see the details. people will be looking to the labour party as the opposition to come forward with your proposals and so far you have said all options are on the table. but you need to be more specific than that? we said on a number of occasions that we need
a customs union and i believe there is a majority for that position. but the prime minister has not been negotiating in the national interests but for what she thinks she can get past her cabinet. given the shambolic nature of negotiations this is unlikely to be the right deal for the uk. so labour effectively saying the majority of their mps are likely to oppose this. borisjohnson indicating he would vote against it as would his brother who of course resigned from government. others in the so—called european research group already lining up. other conservative mps saying they will have to wait to see the detail. the fa ct have to wait to see the detail. the fact that we're moving forward is good news. like everyone else i am keen to see exactly what is in the text. there is a lot of speculation at the moment and i think we all
have a responsibility to comment on what is actually in the text rather than that speculation. but it seems that we're moving forward and that to be good thing. what is your message to the conservative mps this evening lining up to strongly criticised the outline of this deal customer we do not know what is in it, we've seen some speculative reporting but one thing i have learned through this process is the amount of speculation is always a huge. i have decided to base my thoughts and comments on fact and we will see in the nearfuture. ijust think everyone should be a little bit calm and see what is actually in the proposal before we comment on it. and events in downing street in the coming hours, cabinet ministers coming and going. what are we expecting? i think we will see more cabinet ministers coming in to read through the documentation. and a
much smaller political declaration, perhaps only 15 pages of that, looking at a future relationship. we've already seen the health secretary going in, and the international trade secretary liam fox. his position i think is interesting, he talked about the need for the uk to get out of this backstop arrangement on the irish border. unilaterally. and what we're hearing is there could be some sort of review mechanism, something more complex than that which he has said he would not like. so i think tonight and tomorrow ahead of the cabinet meeting we could get more clarity on where individual ministers stand. but there is confidence from the chief whip julian smith, he has said he will be confident of getting a deal through parliament and also that the government and prime minister will deliver a pragmatic brexit. but at
this stage i think there will be a challenge in trying to get a parliamentary majority for a deal, starting from a low base of scepticism even among some conservative mps. theresa may will have a hugejob conservative mps. theresa may will have a huge job tried to sell this particular deal. the first stage tonight is trying to just work out where the opposition will come from in cabinet, and also trying to reassure ministers that this is the best possible deal. of course no deal has yet been done, this is just the first political stage at westminster then what would happen if the cabinet finds it off then you would have the european union saying that advice of progress has been made and that would trigger a special summit and only then would there be a deal and then it would only come into force if mps in what is called a meaningful vote probably in december decide to endorse that. so quite a few political hurdles yet
to overcome. we will keep an eye on throughout the evening. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello. i'm olly foster, here's what's coming up on sportsday tonight. wayne rooney admits that it will be strange but he defends his one—off return for england and can't wait to play. we'll also hear from lewis hamilton, back at mercedes hq for the first time since becoming world champion and looking to get even better. and rory mcilroy‘s bid for more major titles could see him leave the european tour. hello there, we heard
from wayne rooney today, back in an england kit for the first time in 2 years. he'll win his 120th cap in a friendly against the usa on thursday. it will be a one—off cameo appearance off the bench, a tribute for england's record goalscorer, with his charity foundation also set to benefit, but many have questioned the fa's decision to let him play. our correspondent natalie pirks was at today's news conference. the view was a familiar one. two years after he last wore it, england's record goal—scorer is back in an england shirt. and some things never change. the important thing for me is not whether i wear
the armband or not whether i wear number ten or whether i play 90 minutes. it is to have the opportunity to pull on the shirt again for that last time and as i keep saying, it certainly will be a special moment. it is an honour that's never been given to another former england player before, though other countries have managed it quite successfully, like germany with lucas podolsky. one big final sendoff is also good for business. since rooney was confirmed to play in the game there have been thousands more tickets sold than the fa would usually expect for a friendly. it has turned it into something of a spectacle, which for some is where the problem lies. i can see why the fa might want to do this for financial reasons, but equally i think many people will say it begins to devalue the shirt if somebody is picked on anything other than merit and form. what would you say to former players or pundits who believe you should be honoured, but that you shouldn't play? i think we all know a lot of the older players,
particularly the players who won the world cup, they were not treated as well as they possibly should have been. but that is through no fault of the members of the fa or the coaching staff today. i think the fa are trying to move in a different direction and celebrate the players who have made an impact for the country. so yes, there are going to be split opinions because i'm the first one but hopefully, in the future, there will be a lot more. when he comes on during the second half on thursday, it will be for the last ever time. you would not bet against him going out with a bang. susanna dinnage will be the premier league's next chief executive. she is a currently a senior executive at the discovery, media organisation and will take up her new role injanuary. richard scudamore will stand down as executive chairman next month
after 19 years at the organisation. he has overseen some of sport's biggest television deals. premier league clubs have been asked to contribute to a five million pound farewell gift for scudamore. lewis hamilton was back at the mecedes headquarters in northampton today. it's the first time that hamilton has been to his team's base since he became world champion for the fifth time last month. he won the brazilian grand prix over the weekend to also help the team seal the constructors championship. there's one more race to go this season but hamilton is looking for more more success next year. firstly, i never feel like i have anything to prove. that is not even a part of my psyche. i neverfeel i have to prove to someone or even to myself a certain thing.
but no, ifeel like i have still got more years, more days ahead of me if i'm lucky. and still many mountains to climb. still difficult times ahead, i don't know when it's going to come, but i feel better prepared now than i ever have been. and yes, i've just signed for two more years. so i want to look at this season, which has been the best season in my career, how can i improve next year? there are tonnes of areas. it is easy to point out the areas, is not easy to improve on them. but i think that is the great thing in life, there are always things, always new things to learn. i feel like the mind is just a tool. and so i'm just always trying to sharpen it. it's been 4 years since rory mcilroy won the last of his 4 major titles and the northern irishman is considering whether a switch to the us pga tour could help a change of fortunes.
that though would mean him handing in his european tour card which would have ryder cup implications. here's our golf correspondent ian carter. as it stands currently he is only looking to play into european tour events. to maintain your membership of the european tour you have to commit to play a minimum of four events so this could mean that rory mcilroy will turn his back on the european tour and give up his membership for next year. he would rejoin the tourfor membership for next year. he would rejoin the tour for 2020 which then would make him eligible for the next ryder cup. but what complicates the matter is the fact that the european tour brought in a rule saying if you give up your membership right then you will make yourself ineligible to bea you will make yourself ineligible to be a future ryder cup captain or vice captain. let's have a quick look at some of the day's other headlines. the former england, west ham and chelsea midfielder joe cole has retired from football.
he's 37, and has spent the last couple of years playing for the tampa bay rowdies in america. he hopes to stay in the game as a coach. the galsgow warriors and scotland full—back stuart hogg has confirmed that he's joining premiership side exeter next season. he's agreed a two year deal at the chiefs. and three century breaks from ronnie o'sullivan saw him ease into the second round of the northern ireland open. it took him only 45 minutes to beat iran's soheil vahedi by four frames to nil in belfast. modern pentathlete sam murray has retired from the sport. she won team gb‘s final medal, a silver, at the london olympics in 2012 and was world champion two years later. she's only 29, but after a disappointing rio games she has decided to call it a day. shejoined me earlier to explain her decision and also why the modern pentathlon deserves its place in the olympics.
i think to challenge for the top medals i know you have to be 100% committed. it means to be all in and a bit more as well when it comes to competitive sports. as i've grown older ijust competitive sports. as i've grown older i just feel competitive sports. as i've grown older ijust feel ready competitive sports. as i've grown older i just feel ready to competitive sports. as i've grown older ijust feel ready to embark on new challenges. i feel a older ijust feel ready to embark on new challenges. ifeel a natural pull away from training full—time and want to find new things to do and want to find new things to do and new adventures. you're seeing skateboarding, surfing, rock climbing. do you think that modern pentathlon would struggle to stay in the olympic programme? pentathlon would struggle to stay in the olympic programme ?|j pentathlon would struggle to stay in the olympic programme? i do not think so, if continually adapt to demands made by the ifc. the second reason is that the modern olympics we re reason is that the modern olympics were founded in 1896 again and found
a likea were founded in 1896 again and found a like a military man inspired by the story of the soldiers who had to deliver a message to his captain to save the day. and the story goes that the soldier started off on horseback, he comes into combat and uses his sword to fight of his first enemy but loses his force. then he sta rts enemy but loses his force. then he starts running and had to swim against the current in a river. then he starts to run again and comes into combat and shoots the next enemy and then runs the next part of the journey on foot to deliver the message. so the founder thought that those elements of thatjourney encompassed the all—round abilities of the ultimate athlete are mentally and physically. but that was 120 yea rs and physically. but that was 120 years ago and talking about sports evolving, i just wonder whether some elements of the sports, horace reading, shooting, it is not politically accessible. —— horse
riding. and that in this day and age is the difficulty, trying to get children into sport and the modern pentathlon does not jump children into sport and the modern pentathlon does notjump out at you as let's have a go at that. the sport is accessible i think, it is about publicising it and letting people know. there are 28 sports in the olympic programme and i believe modern pentathlon is at the heart of that uniqueness. so i think my role 110w that uniqueness. so i think my role now as a retired