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this is the business briefing. i'm sally bundock live in westminster where british mps will today decide whether to back or rule out a no—deal brexit, after rejecting the prime minister's divorce deal for a second time. will this is the briefing — i'm sally bundock, live from westminster where the british parliament votes later today on whether to leave business has reacted the european union in march with exasperation at the continued without a deal. uncertainty, urging mps to "stop this circus" and warning that no—deal would be an "own goal this comes after mps emphatically rejected the prime minister's latest brexit of historic proportions". dealfor the second time. the prime minister said she profoundly regretted the result but as the wheels come off of tuesday's vote. forward—planning for many firms, opportunities remain for others. we'll hear from a warehousing company enjoying a surge in demand. these are unenviable choices but thanks to the decision that the house has made this evening they are choices that must now be phased. -- faced. cardinal george pell, former vatican treasurer, is sentenced to six years for child
sex abuse in australia. business leaders express exasperation at the continued brexit uncertainty, urging mps to "stop this circus" and warning that no—deal would be an "own goal of historic proportions". a warm welcome to the programme — briefing you on all you need to know in global news, business and sport. and you can see we are live in westminster the morning after that vote. we do love to hear from you. if you are a regular you will know
the hash tag. please get in touch with your comments and thoughts on the stories we are covering today. right here in the house of commons behind me british mps have delivered a crushing defeat to the government's latest deal to leave the european union. the agreement the prime minister has spent more than 2 years negotiating was rejected — this time by a majority of 149. theresa may confirmed parliament would vote on wednesday on whether to leave the eu without a deal. if they reject that option, mps will then vote on thursday on whether to delay brexit. this is the latest from our political correspondent iain watson. it was a thumping defeats. a majority of nearly 150 against the prime minister's brexit deal. and 75
of her own mps defied her. her voice betrayed the strain of two years of talks. i profoundly regret the decision the house has taken to nine. i continue to believe that by far the best outcome is that the united end leaves the european union and in an orderly fashion with a deal. today, mps will vote on whether to rule out no deal and if they do, then tomorrow there will be a vote on whether to delay a departure from the eu. but the prime minister said while the parliament made clear what it did not want it never said what it did warn. does what a second referendum? —— does it wa nt what a second referendum? —— does it want a second referendum? does it wa nt to want a second referendum? does it want to leave with a deal but not this deal? these are unenviable choices. the prime minister's northern —— normal allies, the dup, did not support the deal and they did not support the deal and they did not support the deal and they did not want to rule out the option of no deal live via. if you take the
possibility of walking away off the table you end up in accounts are productive situation. with a deal 110w productive situation. with a deal now twice defeated in parliament labour says she should consider their proposals. if she really thought about the country she would have at least listened to us when we spoke to her or tried to speak to her, about how another deal was possible. and that is one where will we remain in a customs union and a close single market. some of theresa may's own mps have questioned how long she can continue in number 10. if they start to dismantle the strategy that makes her position difficult and i think that is a conversation that have not will want to have with the prime minister about how long she wishes to go one for. brexit still proves divisive between and within the major parties. it is quite a week and there is still an extremely busy day ahead today and tomorrow.
with me is iain anderson, founder of the international communications agency cicero group and rebecca harding, ceo and founder of coriolis tech. good to have you both with us again this morning. the outcome was not surprised that we have your reaction? the prime minister dashed to strasbourg to try and steal her deal, to get it over the line, just as parliament instructed her to do. that the killer blow was delivered yesterday morning by her own attorney general. he basically said there was no guarantee, no legal guarantee that britain could not get stuck in the back stock and that tipped her extreme group in the conservative party, the european reform group over the edge. they we re reform group over the edge. they were not support this. and the dup would not support it either and she ended up as another huge defeats.
another huge defeat, rebecca. as ian said, geoffrey cox, what he said at midday swung it for many people. what is your take on what this means now. we have a vote today on whether or not to go for a no deal. now. we have a vote today on whether or not to go for a no deallj now. we have a vote today on whether or not to go for a no deal. i think it is hard to say that anybody really knows what is going to happen today except that there will be a vote and it is a free vote. willa free vote to the conservative party. what was remarkable about yesterday was the fact that theresa may seemed so was the fact that theresa may seemed so low. the conservatives were deserted. she had approached voice. gave the impression she was not completely in control. a free vote today will be interesting. i think probably likely to see a vote for staying in the european union or we would like to see a vote for a deal
rather than leave without one. i think that is important because it isa think that is important because it is a move towards creating a greater degree of certainty so that if there is good news for business coming out of this it will be that there is very likely to be a vote for leaving with a deal rather than without. that is what most people believe will happen later today. that the outcome of this vote and looking ahead to a vote on parliament on whether or not to extend article 50, the mechanism by which we leave the eu. this is getting the can down the road, isn't it? a very beaten up looking cannon at that. while parliament is likely to vote today and to block no deal, the whole series of amendments that need to be watched tonight may get whipped. potentially only one of those votes that will be a free vote. a whole can of worms is opening up here as
to what were actually now aiming for. further business community and for. further business community and for anybody watching the show outside the uk, no deal still remains the default position and the clock is ticking towards that. we may just stop the clock is ticking towards that. we mayjust stop the clock clock is ticking towards that. we may just stop the clock for a clock is ticking towards that. we mayjust stop the clock for a little bit. we may stop the clock until may orjune but still, unless the commons had agreed what it wants as opposed to what it does not want, no deal is the possibility. rebecca, what is your take on the criticism coming from the other of the bench. jeremy corbyn, the labour leader and the opposition parties saying we should have a general election. this is about your government not having confidence in you as the prime minister and yet she won a confidence vote. that's the big news from downing street. she will not
step down, she is not going anywhere despite the second defeats. you are right. what is interesting is that there is no real opposition at the moment. the whole of parliament is fragmented and everybody has a different view on the solution. everybody is saying what they do not want, europe is asking for is to tell us what we do want. but having an election is not the solution either. at the moment what we have isa either. at the moment what we have is a fragmented country, that is obvious from the debate going on at the moment but also a fragmented parliament was no consensus. and reaction from brussels is exasperation. jump all yorker saying there is no third way. this is as good as it gets. ——jean—paul juncker. there are just 15 days to go to work out whether british ministers will of ten council meetings in brussels. will britain
contribute to the conversation about the future european budget which is just about to kick off? is the macroeconomic issue globally as to whether or not europe has a sustainable budget. there are many questions that we don't have any a nswe rs questions that we don't have any a nswers to questions that we don't have any answers to both here and in brussels right now. thank you for now. both will return later, joining me throughout the programme. we also have the spring statements from the chancellor to deliver. it is an extremely busy day. but also now on the brexit news and bring you some of the other stories out there today. the us aviation regulator has distanced itself from the decision of many countries, including the european union, to ground the boeing 737 max airliner following the fatal crash in ethiopia at the weekend. the federal aviation administration said a review had showed no systemic performance issues and provided no basis to order the aircraft to stop flying.
the governor of california is to impose a moratorium on the state's death penalty, granting reprieves to all 737 inmates on death row and closing the state's execution chamber. in a speech on wednesday, gavin newsom is expected to say that the intentional killing of another person is wrong and that he will "not oversee the execution of any individual". a spokesman for the taliban has told the bbc that there's been progress on two major issues at the latest round of afghan peace talks between the united states and the taliban. suhail shaheen said the two sides have agreed to discuss the withdrawal of foreign troops from afghanistan. further negotiations will also take place on how to prevent terror attacks against other countries being launched from afghan territory. a judge in australia has sentenced cardinal george pell
to six years in prison for sexually abusing two teenage boys more than 20 years ago. cardinal pell — a former advisor to the pope — is the most senior catholic clergyman ever to be convicted of child sex offences. hwyel griffiths sent this report from melbourne. it is hard to overstate the reverence in which george pell used to be held here in australia. he was the highest ranking catholic in the country and became one of the highest ranking catholics in the world but now his fall from grace is complete and he is due to be taken to prison to commence a six—year prison term. the offences relate to his time here as archbishop of melbourne when after one of his first masses in charge he came across two choirboys in the back of the cathedral, inflicting sexual abuse upon them, described in some detail in the court. the cardinal did not flinch
as descriptions were given and nor did he respond as the six—year sentence was handed down. the chiefjustice said he was not judging the catholic church but he was reflecting the gravity of the offence and the impact it had on young lives. and he has been covering that story for us in melbourne. stay with us, there is plenty more to come. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: we'll be talking to people in the leave—supporting town of bolton asking for their views on the latest events at westminster. the numbers of dead and wounded defied belief, this the worst terrorist atrocity on european soil in modern times. in less than 2a hours, then, the soviet union lost an elderly, sick leader and replaced him with a dynamic figure 20 years his junior.
we heard these gunshots in the gym. then he came out through a fire exit and started firing at our huts, and, god, we were all petrified. james earl ray, aged 41, sentenced to 99 years and due for parole when he's 90, travelled from memphis jail to nashville state prison in an 8—car convoy. paul, what's it feel like to be married at last? it feels fine, thank you. what are you going to do now? is it going to change your life much, do you think? i don't know, really. i've never been married before. hello. you're watching the briefing. we live in westminster this tower.
heesh —— we are live in westminster this hour. the most senior clergyman ever found guilty of child sex abuse, cardinal george pell, is sentenced to six years injail in australia. and will they vote for a no—deal brexit? the british parliament faces more turmoil later today. let's talk some more about that. mps will be voting of course on whether the uk should leave the eu without a deal and if that fails, whether brexit should actually be delayed. but how do the 17 million people who voted to leave in the referendum feel about that? jayne mccubbin went to the northern town of bolton in greater manchester, which voted leave in the referendum, and watched last night's result there. who says size doesn't matter? in bolton, the hunting is out no—one is partying. the future of this tom's
football clu b partying. the future of this tom's football club is as uncertain as the brexit they voted for. carlton tells me that to our linked. it has ruined everything. you angry, carlton? yeah, am. because almost 6096 of people in bolton voted for brexit, now it is a dirty word. no, no, i'm not talking about brexit. no, no, no, we cannot talk about this, we are talking about food. this is what alan wants to talk about. it does not end, that is the problem. it goes on and goes on and goes on and we think when is it going to end? goes on and goes on and goes on and we think when is it going to end7m is the same in the market pub. we think when is it going to end7m is the same in the market publj know it is 50p and as we joke you mention brexit. bat his former teacher says she is not fazed. i'm not worried about it, i'm not worried in the slightest. it might
bea worried in the slightest. it might be a bit ofa worried in the slightest. it might be a bit of a tough time but i think we will get to it because i think thatis we will get to it because i think that is asked as a nation. across town in what i am told that a world's big as darts warehouse, they are world's big as darts warehouse, they a re less world's big as darts warehouse, they are less confident. germany, as you can see, is very popular at the moment. yes. and a couple of weeks's time, it might not be so popular. these start selling 130 countries. some of our customers, we are talking people in holland and germany, telling us what we are going to have to do. this tariff will go up, this increase will... they know more than we seem to? well, they certainly give that impression that is quite alarming with two weeks go stop either two weeks to go, the government has only signed continuity trade deals in six countries and 30% of trade here goes overseas. are really concerned what is going to happen to that 30%? yeah, there is an element of that, however, people are not going to stop playing darts. thank god there
is some certainty in the world. am absolutely certain. but in bolton's little lever, where there are lots of leaders, there never was any doubt. they knew theresa may's dear would never hit its target. —— deal. i not surprised by this result. sean was once a labour councillor but is now one of the ukip councillors here in what is brexit heartland. now one of the ukip councillors here in what is brexit heartlandm now one of the ukip councillors here in what is brexit heartland. it is never going to happen, is it? wendy, the captain of the queen and darts team, tells me her vote has been betrayed. they will extend it because nobody will make a decision, they all scared. in my opinion, out. it is what they voted for him, it is what they want even if it means crashing out with an ideal vote tonight. they are losing faith they will ever get it.
interesting to gauge the mood around the country at this critical time. ian henderson and rebecca harding back to give us more of a take on what has been going on. this morning, trade will be high on the agenda apparently, we're told. very much so, so seven o'clock london time today, i am expecting the government issued its strategy for what trade tariffs look like if we have an ideal scenario. now, eve ryo ne have an ideal scenario. now, everyone thought we are going to ta ke yea rs everyone thought we are going to take years to get into a conversation about trade. it looks like we're going to get into a conversation about trade today. the reason the government of course is doing that, i think partly is to scare members of parliament to vote against letting no deal happen this evening, when a boat again. but this is uncharted stuff, we have been pa rt is uncharted stuff, we have been part of the european settlement all of my professional life and we are
now talking about britain imposing its own trade tariffs. —— they vote. this is going to be a very rocky day between government and business, believe in me is. and for chancellor phillip hammond as well, he is delivering his spring statement late today the house of commons and he is doing that in such enormous uncertainty and he is talking about a deal, but at the moment we have no deal. —— believe you me. a deal, but at the moment we have no deal. -- believe you me. exactly, over the weekend he was talking about everything move forward, there would be £115 million left to spend on things that have not had money spent on them, hospitals and schools and so on, and now of course there is no agreement on anything moving forward on the result of course is that his statement is going to be like so much tumbleweed tumbling across the prairie because it really is in across the prairie because it really isina across the prairie because it really is in a vacuum at the moment, a political vacuum. all right, thank you. their work is not yet done, they have got to go and read the papers now. we are going to be
looking at what the press has been saying about all of this, and some of the other stories in the global media today. thank you. but let's stay with what is to come in terms of information about brexit, and what we can provide for you in terms of analysis about britain's departure from the eu. it is all on our website, lots of articles, a guide that explains why the uk is living, what happens today, tomorrow and beyond. and of course, there is the news app as well, so that is very interesting to you. i am using all the time. now it's time to get all the latest from the bbc sports centre. hello. i'm tulsen tollett and this is your wednesday sport briefing, where we start with the remarkable news that a cristiano ronaldo hat—trick has seenjuventus through to the uefa champions league quarter—finals, after a 3—2 aggregate win over atletico madrid. the 36—year—old, who left real madrid to join the turin club for around $130 million at the end of last season,
was instrumental in his side overturning a 2—0 deficit to progress, and the win was sealed late on after he converted a penalty in the 86th minute. manchester city have eased through to the last eight after a 7—0 win at home to schalke, giving them a 10—2 aggregate score. three first half goals, which included a sergio aguero double, was added to by a further four after the break for pep guardiola's side, who were rampant against a german opponent that arrived with hope, but left having been given a lesson. the last 50 minutes of the first from the second half, we were incredibly good playing quick, the transitions, and we score goals, seven goals. —— 15 minutes. i know that schalke is in a tough period because they lost the last games, their confidence must not be on top with that situation, you have to do yourjob and we did it. now to tennis and five time winner novak djokovic has been knocked out of the indian wells masters in the third round by philip
kolschreiber. the world number one was beaten 6—4 6—4 by the german world number 39. in the women's draw, simona halep has also been knocked out, losing in three sets to 19—year—old marketa vondousova, who'll play elina svitolina in the quarterfinals. later on wednesday, bayern munich host last year's beaten finalists, liverpool. now, there's everything to play for after their goalless draw in the first leg. liverpool are in good form and the german champions are top of the bundesliga for the first time since september, while for liverpool managerjurgen klopp, it's just another game. if we deserved to go through, if we play good full all, it could change the world for us. if not, it is over, now lets concentrate on full. of course, that is how it is. there is only one thing to do, it is a very important game, and very, very important game, and more important games will come.
wednesday's other tie is also finely poised. lyon head to barcelona hoping to pull off a shock result following their goalless draw last month. it's a tall orderfor the french side though. barca are unbeaten in their last 29 home games in the champions league. it's nine years since lyon won a champions league knockout round tie. in rugby union, the six nations is considering an offer from private equity firm cvc to sell a stake in the sport's oldest championship. it's believed it could provide a windfall of more than $130 million to each union, but would mean partly surrendering control of the competition. the interest means the six nations face a dilemma between selling to private money, or embracing the potential option of a world rugby—sanctioned nations championship. live sport and young children don't always mix. so, what do you do to keep them entertained while you watch the action? well, here's one approach to modern parenting. this fan embraced technology to keep his daughter happy, as he watched a live football match. talk about multi—tasking. he also managed to eat his hotdog.
what a man. you can get all the latest sports news at our website. that's bbc.com/sport. but from me, tulsen tollett, and the rest of the team, that is your wednesday sport briefing. the business briefing is coming up very soon, the business briefing is coming up very soon, that is with me of course. we'll have more on what is going on with regards to brexit, more business stories too we've heard from you as ever and many thanks for your comments. charlie making a point we have not touched on yet, and he is saying thatjust because the uk decides to delay brexit, it does not mean that you will. in fact, allowing that to go forward , will. in fact, allowing that to go forward, in terms of their point of view, the eu has said that there is nothing left to negotiate as long as theresa holds fast to her so—called red lines. that is a good point to make of course, that even though here in parliament may vote to extend brexit, the other 27 members of the eu have to agree to that as
well. so it is all to play for. i will see you in a moment for the business briefing, do stay with us. hello there. it is going to be another very windy day for us on wednesday with sunshine and showers. we're still feeling the effects of storm gareth, showing clearly on the satellite picture from earlier, and it's around that swirl of cloud where we're seeing the strongest winds beginning to arrive. the winds probably by the morning won't be as strong as they were early on across northern ireland and western scotland, but still 50, 60mph for the rush—hour and probably the core of strongest winds over the irish sea into north—west england, onto the pennines, for the likes of sheffield and leeds could be around 65mph, further disruption is likely and it will be windy elsewhere, widely gale—force winds and streams of showers,
one in the north—east of scotland, one in western scotland, over the irish sea into the midlands. for most of the day, southern and eastern england may well be dry, the winds gradually easing down a bit through the day and by the end of the afternoon, some cloud and some rain approaching northern ireland. but temperatures should be a bit higher on wednesday, despite those strong winds, 11 or 12 degrees. the winds continue to ease down a bit through the evening. we've got the rain coming in from the atlantic, that's across many parts of the uk overnight. the main concern is the amount of rain, continuing rain affecting the cumbrian fells, that's going to lead to some flooding, temperatures overnight 5—7 degrees. the main weight of rain is likely to be overnight and early in the morning as that weather system takes the heaviest of the rain away into the near continent, and we're left with that cold front that's moving its way southwards. it is going to bring with it patchy rain, moving down across wales into southern england to the day and behind that north—westerly wind, still strong to gale—force, will bring us sunshine and showers, most of the showers in the north
and west of scotland. temperatures will be a bit lower, 8 or 9 degrees or so, further south could hit 12 or 13. as one weather front moves away and dives to the south of us, so we get another one returning in from the atlantic. everything is coming in from the atlantic. and we'll see the winds picking up again overnight friday morning with some more rain around. most of it is going to be across scotland and northern ireland, some heavy rain over the hills. as the rain then pushes down into england and wales, it tends to peter out more and more. towards the south—east, it's likely to be dry. probably some warmth as well — 1a or 15 degrees. after the rain, we get sunshine and increasingly wintry showers in scotland.