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rob hutton from bloomberg. prime minister, the ship has sailed on a smooth and orderly brexit some time ago and there are in fact ship sailing around the world now that do not know what customs regime they are arriving in. we are in chaos, there are already business leaders tearing their hairout there are already business leaders tearing their hair out over the mess they are in. do you think you owe them an apology? and do you think that you owe it to them... we understand why you do not want to talk about what happens after tuesday, but real people with real lives and important decisions need to make decisions, they need to know, assuming this does not go through on tuesday, what happens then. when you take no deal off the table all continue this tory psychodrama? this is the third time i will have answered this question. the thing for everybody to focus on.
i think the best thing we can do, individual members of parliament can do on tuesday, when we are looking at the issues you raise. you talked about businesses and the ships that have sailed, already sailing, to be received imports where they are not sure what the arrangements would be in the future. —— in ports. the best thing members of parliament can do is to vote to end that uncertainty by voting for the deal. then we do have the smooth and orderly brexit thatis have the smooth and orderly brexit that is possible. if mps do not vote for that deal, what we know is what certain thing we know is we will see ongoing uncertainty. we can bring certainty to businesses by voting for the deal on tuesday. jack from the telegraph. thank you. prime minister, is it still possible for the united kingdom to leave the european union on march the 29th, or
isa european union on march the 29th, or is a delay of some form now inevitable given the work parliament must do to prepare for departure?“ mps must do to prepare for departure?“ m ps vote must do to prepare for departure?“ mps vote for the deal on tuesday what happens is the usual channels, processes in parliament, get together and work out how they can ta ke together and work out how they can take through the necessary legislation. that would happen when a vote goes through on tuesday. the last one i will take from patrick, from the grimsby telegraph. patrick daly. prime minister, this week you have laid out your deal for the offshore wind sector and you have made the concession on workers' rights. how much of this week was orientated towards the grimsby visit and persuading the town, constituency mp and other like—minded labourmps constituency mp and other like—minded labour mps in leith voting constituencies to back your deal next week? first, a number of mps across the house have raised
workers' rights and their concern about what would happen. we have talked to them about the right approach to take and i believe it is right, as the eu moves in future on workers' rights, parliament will have an opportunity to look at those and to say whether the uk should follow those changes. it should not be automatic, because if the eu were to reduce workers' rights, we would find ourselves having to do that so important parliament makes those decisions. there are areas where rights in the uk are actually already in advance and better than those provided for from the european union. you mentioned the sector deal. the energy minister is here and she was involved in that as were individuals here. this is something that has not just individuals here. this is something that has notjust happen this week. it may have culminated this week but it has been two years in the making, making sure we get this right. it is important for an area like this. we
area important for an area like this. we are a world leader in offshore wind and offshore wind is bringing high skilled jobs here and to other parts of the united kingdom and there are real opportunities. what we are aiming for, ensuring a third of energy in a generation is generated by offshore wind in 2030 which means significant by offshore wind in 2030 which means significa nt increases in by offshore wind in 2030 which means significant increases in jobs, by offshore wind in 2030 which means significant increases injobs, high skilled jobs in the uk and it is good for the uk and for grimsby. there is something that could have been avoided. it hasjust caused so much destruction to so many people. jacob schilt and his friend matthew
grimstone had been on to play for their team worthing united. jacob's pa rents were their team worthing united. jacob's parents were heading to the game when there was a call from a team—mate. he said there has been an accident and a plane has come down on cars on the a27 and we think they might be in it. from the beginning, you thought this is absurd, your son has been killed by a jet fighter display isjust has been killed by a jet fighter display is just absurd. has been killed by a jet fighter display isjust absurd. andrew hill, ex raf, british airways captain, has a lwa ys ex raf, british airways captain, has always accepted his flying that day was poor. his cockpit ended in a field and he was badly injured and crucially he had no memory of the ﬂight, crucially he had no memory of the flight, no memory of being hundreds of feet too low during the fatal loop. he said he must‘ve been physically affected by something. in the back seat, instructor adrian willis teaches pilots from all over the world. one thing they learn — how to cope with g—force,
the extra force on the body in tight turns. he asks me to recite a nursery rhyme, while pushing us through 66 — that's six times the earth's gravitational pull. humpty dumpty had a great fall... all the kings horses... couldn't put... iam all the kings horses... couldn't put... i am briefly unconscious because the blood has been pulled from my head. but fighter pilots have special equipment and training to deal with this. vintage aircraft are incredibly popular at air shows and can attract young people to careers in aviation. they keep history alive. but these planes are not flown by the raf. they are operated by companies and charities, and shoreham has raised big questions about safety. this air—display team currently cannot fly aerobatics in airshows overland. and after years of concentrating
on protecting the safety of crowds at an airshow, now regulators are looking at risks to people in surrounding areas. at the end of the day, we have to be hugely sympathetic to what happened and due process needs to take place and we expect that regulations will change, and it is our duty, as trustees, custodians of these aircraft, to work within regulations put before us and continue as best we can to display these heritage assets to the public. and the families bereaved by this tragedy plan to keep the pressure on. they will play a major part in the forthcoming inquests into the 11 deaths. tom symonds, bbc news. some of the family members of those who died were visibly upset in court when the not guilty verdicts were returned. in the last hour, the pa rents of returned. in the last hour, the
parents of matthew grimstone, 23 and on his way to play for a local football team, released a statement saying that they were devastated with the verdict. they added, why are we allowing any form of acrobatics to be performed, when there is no doubt in any pilot's ability to avoid becoming impaired from the normal gene forces of an aerobatic display. the families have many questions, some of which may be raised again during the inquests that are due to start later this year. theresa may has warned mps and the eu must act now to secure a dealfor the uk to leave the eu. in a speech in grimsby this lunchtime, she said mps would face a ‘moment of crisis‘ if they reject her deal next week. the commons will hold a vote on the prime minister's brexit deal by next tuesday. if they reject it, they then expect to vote on whether to leave the eu with no deal, or delay britain's departure. here's our political correspondent, nick eardley.
grimsby and north east lincolnshire. voters he had backed brexit by more than 2—1 in the referendum. two and a half yea rs than 2—1 in the referendum. two and a half years on, it is still not com pletely a half years on, it is still not completely clear what their decision will mean. the prime minister was here with a message for brussels, with talks in deadlock over how to ensure no hard border in ireland. the eu needs to agree to some sort of change before parliament votes on tuesday. we are both participants in this process. it is in the european interests for the uk to leave with a deal. we are working with them. at the decisions that the european union makes over the next few days will have a big impact on the outcome of the vote. 50 will have a big impact on the outcome of the vote. so let's not hold back. let's do what is necessary for mp5 to back the deal on tuesday. there was also a message for mp5 who want to deliver brexit, but haven't yet been convinced by her plan. back it, and the uk will leave the european union. reject it, and no one knows what will happen.
we may not leave the eu for many months. we may leave without the protections that the deal provides. we may never leave at all. back here at westminster, the prime minister still has a mountain to climb. number 10 admitted talks with europe have been tavern will continue to be so. have been tavern will continue to be so. many are talking about this going right to the wire, it could be one day before we know if there has been a breakthrough. because of that, several people here are talking about when, and not if, the government loses next week because she has just not one over his tory critics. the withdrawal agreement itself is so completely flawed that i could not vote for it, simply on the grounds it makes as a subjugated vassal state. labour mps will vote against the deal and jeremy corbyn is dismissive of the pm's message to brussels. it sounds more like a sign of desperation to me. the vote in parliament should have been on
december the 11th. she delayed that and then lost the vote by the biggest margin a government has lost a vote on her deal. island's pm is not in the mood for changing his mind either. he said europe has already made compromises, and it should be the uk offering brussels more. so the people of grimsby and the rest of the country wait, to see if the prime minister can secure any changes, if her brexit deal can be salvaged. 0ur deputy political editor, john pienaar, is in grimsby. the prime minister, with time running out, pleading with the eu to make some concessions? that is so. the pressure is intense on the prime minister, on her deal, and prospects of getting it through parliament as recently as a week ago. there seemed to be much more of an optimistic mood in government circles, even the feeling they saw somewhere glimmering in the visible distance the possibility of getting this deal through. it has changed dramatically over recent days. now the betting is
that the government could easily lose this vote on tuesday. the prime minister's deal, voted down yet again. after that, every possibility, parliament, against the wishes of the prime minister, including a number of government ministers, ready to vote against the government line and rule out a no—deal brexit. and then we had the prime minister telling us a few moments ago, if it turns out that brexit is delayed, anything could happen. a softer brexit, even a referendum or no deal at all. she is doing everything she can to turn the screws at this very late stage. if there is this deadlock, if there is failure at the end of it, she wants the message to be that it is not through want of trying, and it is the fault of the eu and others, rather than her own. but you can see the corner she is in. time is pretty much up, and so far there is no sign of the breakthrough that was hoped for in those negotiations and the prospect for tuesday's next vote, the big parliamentary decisions and brexit itself, completely up in the air. john pienaar.
a second person has been arrested on suspicion of murdering the teenager jodie chesney, who was stabbed in the back in a park in east london a week ago. police say the 17—year—old male suspect was detained in london this morning. a 20—year—old man arrested in leicester on tuesday evening is still in custody. three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 17—year—old boy was stabbed to death in west london. the victim was found yesterday afternoon with multiple stab wounds to his chest in west kensington. he was taken to hospital, but died shortly afterwards. an 18—year—old man, along with two boys aged 17 and 15, are in custody. analysis by bbc news into all of the killings in the uk this year can be found on the bbc news website. families of people killed by british security forces during the troubles have been meeting the northern ireland secretary, karen bradley. it follows her controversial remarks
this week when she said killings by the police and army were not crimes, but the actions of people fulfilling their duties in a dignified and appropriate way. 0ur ireland correspondent, emma vardy, is at stormont. what did the families have to say? well, despite karen bradley's apology and her explanation, it has been made clear this morning that many families cannot forgive those comments. and they came here to meet with karen bradley to say that they still believe that she should resign. 0f still believe that she should resign. of course, some of the most contentious killings of unarmed civilians during the troubles were at the hands of police and the british army. and many families of victims have spent years fighting for justice victims have spent years fighting forjustice and victims have spent years fighting for justice and fighting victims have spent years fighting forjustice and fighting for a nswe i’s. forjustice and fighting for answers. now, karen bradley has said that to say those killings were not crimes is not what she thinks, it is
not what she believes. but we heard from the sister of a man this morning he was shot by the british army who said she came to tell karen bradley she believes she cannot continue in the role. the murders were not conducted in a way, or carried out in an appropriate manner, nor were they dignified. they were murders — and they should be investigated as such. and the secretary of state for northern ireland, karen bradley, has a duty to ensure that those investigations take place. so what the families this morning told her is that we have no confidence in her, we believe her position is completely and utterly untenable and we have asked her to resign. prove ten other families of victims refused invitations to meet karen bradley this morning. mrs bradley said she will continue to work to rebuild trust but that is a very difficult task. thank you. our top story this lunchtime. the pilot whose plane crashed at shoreham airshow, killing 11 people, has been cleared of manslaughter by gross negligence.
and still to come... celebrations around the world for international women's day. coming up on bbc news. no place in the australia quad for cricketers steve smith and david warner, even though they'll be eligible to play when their ball tampering bans come to an end. america's new commercial spacecraft, spacex dragon, has successfully undocked from the international space station and is now returning to earth. it's due to splash down in the atlantic ocean within the next hour. if the mission is a success, nasa will allow the craft to carry astronauts later this year. 0ur science correspondent pallab ghosh has the latest. we have motion. you see dragon physically separating from the international space station, 132. the dragon capsule separates from the international space station and heads back to earth.
just a few hours earlier the crew of the international space station they were trying out the capsule they might be flying on their next mission. in the middle is the zero g indicator that was flown up on the crewed dragon. they exit, leaving the only occupants on this test mission, a space suited dummy called ripley. then, they close the hatch, and send dragon on its way. so you can see on your screen visual confirmation, what a gorgeous shot. it has a heat shield to protect it from the high temperatures. retro rockets and four parachutes will have to slow dragon down before it splashes down in the atlantic ocean. it has been eight long years that the country that won the space race has been grounded — the shuttle was withdrawn from service because it was unsafe. but in 2014, nasa awarded spacex and boeing a combined
£5 billion contract so each could build their own spacecraft. if they work as planned, nasa hopes to use the vehicles to send astronauts into space later year. to send astronauts into space later this year. all of this is looking ahead to getting us up into the international space station to prolong operations there, and then we are looking to go on to the moon and on to mars, which the uk will be a part of. one small step for man... one giant leap for mankind. nasa is hoping to return to its golden era, when 50 years ago it was able to send astronauts to the moon. but that all depends on what happens next with the dragon capsule. engineers at mission control have confirmed the spacecraft has reentered the atmosphere. now, they must wait and see if it splashes down safely. pallab ghosh, bbc news. the government is giving diplomatic protection
to the british iranian woman — nazanin zagari ratcliffe — as a way of helping secure her release from prison in iran. it means her case will now be treated as a formal, legal dispute between britain and iran. the foreign secretaryjeremy hunt says it's an important diplomatic step but not a magic wand. mrs zaghari ratcliffe is serving a five year sentence for spying — a charge she's always denied. our world affairs correspondent caroline hawley reports. it is close to three years since nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe was arrested at tehran airport as she was leaving for home with her young daughter. you can see the shock on her face. last summer she was briefly released. only to be sent back to jail, despite urgent pleas from the uk government and her family. nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe, seen here with her daughter gabriella just before she was jailed, needs medical treatment she's not being allowed.
the foreign secretary, jeremy hunt, was in iran late last year to push for her release. he says the extremely rare step the foreign office has taken today, is a last resort, after all other avenues were exhausted. we think it's the first time diplomatic protection has been exercised for an individual for over 100 years, and for that reason, we think it sends a very, very strong signal there is a human being here. we all need to think about this, it's not just about the diplomatic arguments there may be between the uk and iran, there's a family here, they need to be reunited. her husband richard, who has campaigned tirelessly for her release has welcomed the decision. it's one he had been pushing the government to take. really big step, you know, implicitly, explicitly. what that means is it is asserting she is british, notjust a dual national, but fundamentally she is a british citizen and also asserting actually she's suffered a huge injustice. this is an innocent person being held in prison for leverage over the uk.
it is outrageous. but iran has reacted with anger. its ambassador to the uk said britain's decision contravened international law, that iran didn't recognise dual nationality and was treating nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe as an iranian. what impact the decision will have on her nobody yet knows. caroline hawley, bbc news. 7,000 headteachers are warning of a "school funding crisis". they've sent a letter to millions of families in england, saying they face worsening cash shortages. one head teacher in surrey says she's been forced to clean the toilets and serve in the canteen. the government insists school funding in england is at its "highest ever level." caroline davies reports. friday maths lessons in west sussex. but while, on the surface, the class may seem well catered for, even here, the people say the school is struggling with money. a lot of the computers in different
departments have stopped working all the time and so keys have been pulled out of keyboards and sometimes you can't actually type in what you're trying to do. and this isn't the only school that says there is a problem. over 7,000 head teachers have written to parents warning of a schools funding crisis. they say its leading to fewer teachers, bigger class sizes, less support for special needs children and, in some cases, dropping subjects altogether. jules white set up the group behind today's campaign. we know that class sizes are rising. there have been cuts to curriculum. schools are struggling with capital, their buildings, it, maintenance. those are all the familiar stories and that resonates with us here at tanbridge house school. we are even hearing of teachers and head teachers having to take on day—to—day chores. it is shocking that head teachers are talking about doing cleaning duties and toilet duties. this is absolutely not how our system should be.
the government say that school funding is at its highest ever, at 43.5 billion. but according to the institute for fiscal studies, the amount per pupil in real terms is down by 8% since 2010 in england because of more pupils and taking inflation into account. the ifs say there has been a drop per pupil spending more widely across the uk, too. the government has also said that it is untrue that funding schools is not a priority, and that damian hinds, the education secretary, is putting a strong case to the treasury ahead of the next spending review. but head teachers say urgent action is needed now to provide the education that their students need. caroline davies, bbc news. 1,000 new train services a week are to be added across the uk from the middle of may, to help ease overcrowding. the rail industry said the changes are part of a long—term plan to make trains more frequent and enable
new journeys, while prioritising reliability. the sha ke—up follows the disastrous launch of a new timetable last spring. the operators of one of the uk's oldest nuclear power stations, in north ayrshire, say they hope to restart it, despite finding hundreds of cracks in the bricks which make up its core. it's been a year since the reactor at the hunterston power station last generated electricity. the owner of the plant, edf energy, has released the first images of the cracks, as kevin keane reports. these are the first images of some of the 370 cracks found on the graphite bricks which make up the reactor‘s core. the one at hunterston hasn't generated electricity for a year now. underneath here is a graphite core. they know that once it restarts, the problem will get worse, but are convinced they can operate well within safe limits. we have demonstrated an operational allowance. we've demonstrated our safety allowa nce. this cliff edge is still
to be demonstrated. it has got a huge safety margin before we're anywhere near a cliff edge. so this is a life—size model of one of the graphite bricks. this is it here — and the nuclear fuel sits inside this wider chamber. the control rods that allow you to shut down the reactor slide in and out of here. the cracks have appeared inside this smaller section that locks them all together. the big fear is an earthquake distorting the fuel channels. this simulated reactor at bristol university is examining the response to being shaken. the structural integrity of the graphite core has always been known to be the ultimate limiting factor to the lifetime of these reactors. so, ultimately, there may come a point in time where those reactors have to come offline, and they're not able to restart. edf still doesn't know when it would like to restart hunterston b. it says safety will always be its priority. kevin keane, bbc news.
glasgow school of art has been criticised by members of the scottish parliament, in a report into the fires which devastated the mackintosh building last year and in 2014. holyrood's culture committee said the school didn't do enough to protect the building. the blaze lastjune happened just as restoration work was being completed following the earlier fire. experts believe a fungus that kills ash trees is spreading "more quickly and lethally" through britain than originally thought. ash dieback was first confirmed in the uk in 2012. wales has been hardest hit, with 80% of land infected. tomos morgan reports. chop it all down? yeah, these are ash trees that we took down from roadside edges... on gavin hogg's estate in the brecon beacons, there are over 2000 ash trees, and they're almost all showing
signs of the incurable chalara ash dieback. it's a tragedy. it's having an increasingly bigger impact on us and diverting us away from other woodland management. ash dieback causes loss of leaves as well as lesions on the bark, and it's usually fatal once a tree is infected. the immune system is weakened and it dies slowly over time. first confirmed in the uk back in 2012, the latest forestry commission survey shows that wales seems worse affected than the other nations. with more ash trees within a smaller area than the rest of the uk, 80% of wales is now infected. 68% of england has the disease, and 32% of northern ireland has been impacted. with a smaller number of ash trees compared to the size of the country, only 20% of scotland has been affected, plus it's also thought that the climate further north has hindered dieback‘s spread there. and then here you've got a bit that has been affected by chalara,
and that's dead. further south, though, experts believe the spread is far worse than first anticipated. it has spread more quickly and more lethally than we had been led to believe at the beginning. it's having a significant impact already on a landscape scale, on the british landscape, because ash is such an iconic tree in the landscape. the welsh government said it was working closely with natural resources wales to set up an awareness group on the issue. but there's still some way to go, as landowners like gavin spend thousands of pounds dealing with a growing problem. tomos morgan, bbc news, the brecon beacons. all over the world, people have been celebrating international women's day. it's marked every year and is a chance to celebrate the achievements of women in everything from sport to politics. it's also about promoting equality between men and women. our correspondent, naomi grimley, has been watching today's events.
as the clock struck midnight, women in madrid gathered to celebrate international women's day — banging pots and pans to make themselves heard. many of them had taken part in a feminist strike today across spain, to draw attention to sexual discrimination, violence and the wage gap. in afghanistan, where international women's day is a national holiday, these women often face prejudice on several fronts. but the international red cross filmed them enjoying what they do best. at the elysee palace in paris, emmanuel macron presided over a new award by the french state to recognise trailblazing women. the first winner was a woman who has campaigned against child marriage in cameroon. she accepted the prize, named after the famous french feminist politician simone veil.
translation: for me it is a call to follow in her footsteps and to pass on the shared task defending women to future generations. president putin has also been trying to flag up his credentials as a champion of female empowerment. here he was riding with female officers in the russian mounted police. closer to home, female ministers made this video, highlighting the abuse directed at women in public life. we need to improve the gender balance in parliament. a reminder that there is still some way to go before all misogynist abuse is consigned to history. naomi grimley, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. things are looking unsettled. today did start off op a promising note. many of us had blue sky and sunshine, this was the picture in norfolk, it is parts 0