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another day, another crucial vote on brexit. this is the business briefing. later today, british mps will vote i'm sally bundock — live from westminster the pound surges as britain's on whether to request an extension to the process of leaving parliament rejects a no—deal brexit. the eu beyond march. but businesses warn the non—binding european leaders have warned vote changes nothing — they need a clear picture and means yet more of what british mps want, this is the briefing. uncertainty for uk firms. i'm sally bundock. we are live from westminster, before they consider that. where british mps have once more plus — grounded. boeing suspends all 737 max defeated the government 8 jets from service — this comes after parliament once amid growing damage again defeated the government to the planemaker's finances and reputation. in a vote. in a vote over brexit. this time they rejected leaving they've rejected the idea of leaving and on the markets: you can see how the eu without a deal at the end the european union without a deal the pound is trading there — of march or at any time. on march the 29th now they'll vote on whether they or at any other time. holding close to a 9—month high after its biggest one dayjump but, the law stipulates that britain want to extend the process. does leave the eu on that date, against the euro since mid—2017. asian shares are treading water with or without a deal. after mixed economic boeing decides to ground its global here's our political 737 max fleet after new evidence about the crash in ethiopia is uncovered. correspondent, iain watson. will the soldiers involved in the bloody sunday shootings sharing. it's fair to say that in 1972 be prosecuted 7 we'll find out in brexit has stopped political the next few hours. passions among other drainers does coming up in the business briefing, the pound surges as britain's make and leivas. the country voted parliament rejects a no—deal brexit. to leave. you have given away your
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but businesses warn the non—binding vote changes nothing — and means yet more bargaining chip. if it appeared that the protesters outside parliament last night were devoted —— divided, weight for you see the politicians. more than a dozen including amber uncertainty for uk firms. rudd and greg clark defied her last note to rule out leaving the eu without a deal in all circumstances. the ayes to the right — 321. the noes to the left — 278. a warm welcome to the programme — the ayes to the right — 321. the noes to the left - 278. you could briefing you on all you need to know hear the sound of the prime in global news, business, and sport. and you can be part of the conversation. minister's authority draining away, tell us what you think of our coverage — just use 00:01:36,139 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 the hashtag bbcthebriefing. losing two crucial votes in the commons. these days she is almost immune to defence. so she simply set out what would happen next. it is likely there will be another vote on a brexit till next week. she said if it passed, well, there could be a short delay to brexit. if it doesn't pass then brexit could take another a lot longer. the house has to understand and accept that if it is not willing to support a deal in the coming days, and as it is not
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willing to support living without a deal on the 29th of march, then it is suggesting that they will need to bea is suggesting that they will need to be a much longer extension to article 50. the hope ten downing street isn't some conservatives who previously opposed the deal and northern ireland's dup, too, might 110w northern ireland's dup, too, might now supported to avoid prolonging the brexit protest. one brexiteer was already rethinking his position. parliament has done this to us. their weakness, frankly, of certain ministers has done this to us, their wea kness ministers has done this to us, their weakness of the labour party has done this to us. and i, tonight, and angry and bewildered at having a gun to my head. but the handling of loss i's vote hasn't endeared the prime minister to some brexiteer rebels she needs to win over. they are angry some aspect no action has been taken by those who failed to back the government by abstaining. one of them, david mundell said he had no intention of resigning. i'm not resigning. i support the prime minister in her course of action. her course of action is to leave it
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with a deal in an orderly brexit. but i am very clear that i don't support a no deal brexit. and this has enraged some brexiteers. they have got to go. how can they not support the government's position on the single biggest policy that faces this country right now and still be in the government? parliament has made clear it does not want to leave the eu without a deal. the vote, though, is non—binding and theresa may is still insisting that the best way to a void and ideal is to vote for her deal. but with a major ministerial rebellion and such bad blood on her backbenchers, her persistence is already exacting a high political price. iain watson, bbc news, westminster. with me are fiona cincotta, who's a senior market analyst, and the markets commentator david buik. good to see you both. good morning.
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iain watson talking about the vote last night. david, give us your reaction. i am very disappointed, really, with the four renegades from the coveted. i think we needed to see a little bit of solidarity —— from the cabinet. what is depressing everybody as we have two and a half yea rs everybody as we have two and a half years and would not be in this position if the government had not lost its majority in 2017. an hour after two years the idea of no deal, whether you are a brexiteer or a remainer, is appalling. it will mean another two years of uncertainty that will give business a very hard time. i would that will give business a very hard time. iwould be that will give business a very hard time. i would be profoundly against it. and ijust get that time. i would be profoundly against it. and i just get that feeling time. i would be profoundly against it. and ijust get that feeling now that even the drg mob must understand that we have to come to some sort of realisation and agreement before it is too late —— erg. fiona, parliament did say what it wanted last night, that to take the idea of a no deal off the table
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for the foreseeable future, not just up for the foreseeable future, not just up until march 29. that is not what the government wanted. in terms of the government wanted. in terms of the pound, we saw a surge in the value of the pound. most businesses wa nt value of the pound. most businesses want the deal to be gone completely. that is what has happened in a way. let us not forget that this is not legally binding. this isjust a let us not forget that this is not legally binding. this is just a wish of parliament. as we have mentioned, the default is that the uk will crash out of the eu on march 29, if something doesn't change. and right now this is just an express, a wish of parliament, it is not necessarily what will happen. pound traders are feeling elated, they believe it has been taken off the table. the worst—case scenario as been taken off the table. the worst—case scenario as far as the economy and business is concerned has been removed. but let's not forget there will be this huge uncertainty, which will continue if the article 50 is pushed back. and
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just to say, david, you talk about the four renegades, the cabinet ministers who abstained, amber rudd being among those. looking forward, the parliament has made its voice clear last night on the issue... not that clear. four votes. on the issue of no deal. today they vote on extending article 50, the process through which we leave the european union. the problem is, what brussels is saying is you need a deal in order to leave. there is no point in talking about we don't want a no deal, what is the deal going to be? the frustration in brussels is loud and clear. it is. butl the frustration in brussels is loud and clear. it is. but i hate this terminology, but crashing out, come the end of march, the 29th of march, the end of march, the 29th of march, the prospect of no deal, is, at this judge, even though i am a brexiteer, is unacceptable. we have had long
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enough. we need to have something to say to the european union why we wa nt say to the european union why we want the extension. i have to say to you that if i was michel barnier and others and asked for another three months i would say what for? in terms of theresa may's comments, when the vote came through, saying, actually, we have to deal with the consequences of your choices now and if there is an extension we could look at a two year extension. brexit could be a long way away. it might not happen at all. this is exactly right. therefore, if you are going to get the democracy procedure going ina to get the democracy procedure going in a proper manner the house of commons has to gear itself up into coming to some sort of solution. i a lwa ys coming to some sort of solution. i always say nothing is forever, sally, i think this is a very poor deal. but it is a deal and it is something you can move on from. you can change things in a couple of yea rs can change things in a couple of years time. have some negotiation. what has gone out of the window is
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trust. fiona, the government's withdrawl deal was rejected for a second time here on tuesday night. but we get the impression from the prime minister that she will try to push that through maybe again before march 29. she will put that you parliament one more time. that's rate. very much that lucky is what is looking for. i think the hope being that the eurosceptics who have beena being that the eurosceptics who have been a deadly against the deal might actually draw rank and file and see if we don't get behind the steel then there might actually not be a brexit and that fear of no brexit is what might bring them behind to support that vote and get the deal over the line for her. all right. as ever, there is still more to play for. david and fiona, thank you. they are going to go inside to the dry and perhaps get a cup of tea and be back later. we will look at what the global media is a saying about this. the view in europe and in the uk. for now, we focus on our other
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lead story. the us hasjoined a growing list of nations in grounding the boeing 737 max 8. the announcement came from president trump who said there are questions to answer after the latest fatal crash involving a 737 max. an ethiopian airlines plane went down minutes after take—off, killing all 157 on board. there were striking similarities with an earlier crash. the bbc‘s nick bryant reports. crying. today the crash site in ethiopia became a place of multinational mourning. passengers and crew from 35 countries were killed when the plane plunged into this field on sunday, just six minutes after take—off. north america was one of the few places that the boeing 737 max aircraft was still allowed to fly. the aviation authority here resisted demands to follow safety regulators in more than a0 countries by grounding the plane. but tonight, at the white house, donald trump announced a change of mind.
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we're going to be issuing an emergency order of prohibition to ground all flights of the 737 max 8, and the 737 max 9. the safety of the american people, and all people, is our paramount concern. another boeing 737 max crashed in similar circumstances last october off indonesia, killing 189 people. canada said there was new evidence suggesting a possible link between the two crashes, as it announced its own grounding. this is new information that we received and analysed this morning, it comes from validated satellite tracking data, suggesting a possible — although unproven — similarity in the flight profile of the lion air aircraft. it was after analysing new evidence collected at the crash site today that the us federal aviation administration made its decision. it found very close similarities between the two crashes. the groundings have affected david and his daughter maddie, who were supposed to fly
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from new york to edinburgh tonight. i think that it's definitely a smart decision to ground the planes. it's better safe than sorry when it comes to dangers in the air. but i do think that they should notify their customers when their flights are being cancelled, and helping them reschedule for another time. as this 737 max landed in the american capital tonight, boeing said it continues to have full confidence in the safety of the plane, but out of an abundance of caution is recommending the temporary grounding of the entire global feat. nick bryant, bbc news, washington. let's brief you on some of the other stories making the news. the judge in the trial over the killing of kimjong—nam, the half—brother of kim jong—un, has agreed to postpone it until 1 april. dwaan tee hwong from vietnam is the sole remaining defendant. on monday, another defendant, an indonesian woman, was unexpectedly released
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after lobbying by her government. president trump's former campaign manager paul manafort has been jailed for another 43 months, on top of his a7—month sentence a week ago in a separate fraud case. he pleaded guilty on two counts relating to his lobbying activities — "conspiracy against the us" and "conspiracy to obstruct justice". facebook has been suffering the most severe outage in its history. many of its services have been inaccessible across the world with messenger and instagram also disrupted. the company says it's trying to resolve the issue. it's not yet clear or at least being admitted what the problem is. prosecutors in northern ireland will announce later today whether former soldiers are to be charged over the killings on bloody sunday in londonderry. 13 people were shot dead
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by paratroopers at a civil rights demonstration 47 years ago. our ireland correspondent chris page reports from derry. viewers may find some of the images in this report distressing. londonderry was a volatile place in 1972 but no—one on this marge thought it would end in such bloodshed. soldiers from the parachute regiment killed 13 people in half—an—hour. vectors like these ca ptu red in half—an—hour. vectors like these captured the trauma and tragedy of blood is sunday. the troops said they were shot at first, but nine yea rs they were shot at first, but nine years ago an enquiry found none of those who died were posing a threat. john kelly lost his 17—year—old brother michael and has campaigned for prosecutions. i never got over michael's death until she died. that spurs me on. i am doing it for my mother and my father and all the otherfamilies.
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mother and my father and all the other families. the passage of time hasn't diminished the families sense of grief, and today, almost half a century after blood is sunday, prosecutors will tell them whether any former soldiers will be charged over the killings. more than 3500 people died during the conflict in northern ireland. some victims groups say more should be done to prosecute paramilitaries. there is a focus and a resource issue which is very much directed towards a minority of cases which alleged stayed wrongdoing, in terms of innocent victims of terrorism, people do feel like second—class citizens. the soldiers who were here on bloody sunday are now in their 60s and 70s. the charges now include murder. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: up, up, and away, hopefully, to the olympics — sky brown lives up to her name.
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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.
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i've never been married before. you're watching the briefing. we are live in westminster today. our headlines: british mps prepare for yet another vote — whether to extend the process of brexit. this follows their decision to reject a no deal withdrawal. let's just stay with that story for a moment. political figures from across europe have been giving their reaction to a possible extension of article 50, as well as parliament's rejection of a no deal brexit. on the prospect of extending article 50, which would likely result in the uk having to contest the upcoming european elections, leading german mep manfred weber said, "from the european point of view, it's clear — we must now allow british chaos
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to infect europe. that's why they shouldn't take part in the european elections." meanwhile, ukip mep and leading brexit campaigner nigel farage told the bbc: and finally, reacting to mps' decision to reject a no deal option, the taoiseach of the republic of ireland, leo varadkar, said: we shall have some more on all of this later in our news briefing with david and fiona. now, it's time to get all the latest from the bbc sports centre. hello there. i'm tulsen tollett and this
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is your thursday sport briefing, where we start with the news that the uefa champions league quarterfinal line—up is complete as liverpool took victory in germany against bayern munich. the 5—time champions were 3—1 winners on the night with sadio mane picking up two after the first leg finished goalless, and their manager took greatjoy from the win. a wonderful club, they are really back on the landscape of international top football, and we all think that is where this club belongs and tonight we proved it at least a little bit, but now in a moment you hear it obviously and i am really happy. barcelona, who are also 5—time winners of this tournament, progressed as well, with lionel messi scoring twice in a 5—1win at camp nou against lyon. it means that six of the eight teams through to the quarterfinals are past winners, manchester city and tottenham the only ones who haven't claimed the prize.
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to tennis, and 5—time champion roger federer is through to the indian wells masters quarterfinals after easing past great britain's kyle edmund, 6—1, 6—4. the swiss, who's ranked four in the world, will now face hubert hurkacz as he goes in search of a record sixth title and a 101st atp tour title. he hasn't lost a set en route to this stage and remains on course for a semifinal with rafael nadal who also moved through to the last eight. belinda bencic is already having her best ever run at indian wells. she faces karolina pliskova in the quarterfinals later on thursday. her shock victory over defending champion naomi osaka comes after she won the dubai title last month. she was razor sharp against the world number one, beating her injust over an hour. angelique kerber set up a hard—hitting quarterfinal with venus williams after she beat
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aryna sabalenka in three sets, and the german kerber leads venus 5—3 in their head—to—head record. the world's top 50 golfers are here, in ponte vedra beach, florida for the players championship. after the majors, it's considered by many to be the most important event on the calendar. it also has the biggest prize fund of any tournament in the sport and is back in its traditional march spot for the first time since 2006. tiger woods is bidding for a third title here, but he's also got one eye on next month's masters, the first major of 2019. iam right i am right there where i need to be. my i am right there where i need to be. my finishes are getting a little bit better each and every time i have gone out last year, and i have gotten a bit more consistent with my play and i think that everything is headed on track towards april.
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skateboarding will be making its first appearance as an olympic sport at next year's tokyo games, and one 10—year—old british girl has her sights set on gold. sky brown, who trains in the us, will be unveiled as part of the british team on thursday. she's been speaking to bbc sports correspondent natalie pirks. i like it ‘cause it makes me feel happy and free and like i can do anything. remember being ten, when the world was your oyster? daddy, look at this! that carefree attitude is the key to sky brown's success. born injapan, she's been skating and surfing since she could walk, picking up tips from her english father. she trains regularly here in la with little brother ocean in tow, but it's britain that holds the key to her olympic dream. they told me that — no pressure, just have fun and get out there, and i feel like that's the way i kind of skate, like, the most important bit is to just have fun and enjoy it. so, that's why i chose england.
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at the age of ten, sky's already a precocious talent. by next summer's opening ceremony in tokyo, she'd have just turned 12, which would make her britain's youngest olympian in history. before that, there's a long way to go, though. she'll now have to qualify against the world's best women. fortunately she's got some big hitters in her corner. you're on your way to the olympics — is that what's happening? yes. cool! tony hawk is a legend in the sport. he watched sky beat the top europeans in estonia recently and believes she could qualify for tokyo. just how good is she? she's exceptional for her age, extraordinary, doing tricks that are... only veteran pro skaters have even done before. whoa! but the olympics is only part of her plan. empowering girls to follow their dreams isn't just a well—drilled sound bite. i feel like sometimes girls are too scared to do what they want to do,
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so i just want to tell them that it doesn't matter, just get out there, don't care what people tell you. just do it for you. she has all the talk and all the talent. natalie pirks, bbc news, los angeles. i think we better keep an eye on her, that is for sure. we have business briefing coming up very soon business briefing coming up very soon and we have heard from you with your thoughts on what has been going on behind me here in the house of commons. what a week we have had already and what more to come today. mps want their cake and eat it all because they cannot agree. can i actually see an extension? ian says actually see an extension? ian says actually the government should look at what is best for the workforce and the economy and not for themselves. see you soon.
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hello again. storm gareth brought us some very windy weather as it moved clear across northern europe. it is moving across parts of denmark. but out in the atlantic, you can see further active weather fronts moving in. we're not done with this spell of wet and windy weather just yet. more rain and more strong winds are on the way. now, for those heading outside over the next few hours, chances are you'll encounter some rain, at its heaviest across parts of scotland, northern england and wales as well. these are the kind of temperatures to expect. feeling perhaps a little bit cooler, though, given the strength of the winds. it is going to be a blustery day coming up again on thursday. you can see how tightly packed the isobars are. an area of low pressure right over the top of the uk, bringing that morning rain. so, it is going to be a soggy start to the day. pretty windy as well. now, the rain clears away from scotland and northern ireland quite quickly in the morning followed by northern england. sunshine and some blustery showers. eventually, we'll start to see some sunshine moving out further south as well. but it will be a blowy kind of day.
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gusts of wind, 40, even 50mph across the most exposed locations, and that will knock the edge off these kind of temperatures. 7—13 degrees, feeling quite chilly, i think, across western scotland with those showers streaming in. now, through thursday evening and overnight, those showers continuing in the north for a time. northern ireland, england and wales, it generally turns cloudier with outbreaks of rain working in for a time. some of the rain could be quite heavy as well. the big contrast in temperatures thursday night, mild in the south, 10 degrees or so in cardiff, but much colder further north at 3 in aberdeen. that takes it on to friday. a cloudy and damp start to the day for the england and wales. the rain never too far away from south—west england. but otherwise, it should brighten up with some sunshine. again, we'll see blustery showers and with some white on the charts, expect a bit of snow up over the higher ground in scotland. temperatures ranging from 7 to 13 degrees. now, heading into the weekend, it stays blustery, even stormy actually for a time on saturday, and, yeah, there's the risk of some snow around as well.
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quite an intense area of low pressure in the forecast then on saturday. wet weather for most of us. some strong winds and notice some white on the charts. yes, there is the risk of some snow developing on the northern edge of this system across parts of scotland. the worst of it in the hills above 200 to 300 metres elevation, but staying pretty windy. that's your weather.
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