tv The Briefing BBC News March 14, 2019 5:45am-6:00am GMT
good morning. welcome to breakfast the daily telegraph, with naga munchetty and charlie stayt. and its headline — "brexit delayed until further notice." it points the finger morning. at four cabinet ministers 0ur headlines: dramatic scenes in the house of commons, where mps voted to take who abstained from taking part in the no deal no—deal off the table. vote last night. but the prime minister the view from europe remains defiant. in a leading spanish paper now. the legal default in uk and eu law it says, "brussels loses patience" and poses the question — remains that the uk will leave the eu without a deal unless... an extension for what? interjections ie, what is the deal? unless something else is agreed. the bbc news website‘s been across a major online outage. today mps vote on whether to delay we have mentioned it already. brexit, as the government confirms some facebook, whatsapp it will bring theresa may's and instagram users across the world deal back to the commons are experiencing problems for a third time. on the platforms. we'll ask the chancellor that's more from dave lee. what's going on. and finally, france's le figaro. it reports french motorists convicted of drink driving are to have breathalysers installed in their vehicles. apparently, the way it works is the vehicle will not even switch on u nless vehicle will not even switch on unless the breathalyser tells it the driver is not over the limit.
with me is markets commentator david buik and fiona cincotta, who's a financial market analyst. you are here to talk us through these stories. back in from the rain. so, let's begin with the financial times. theresa may's morning to everyone in the house of commons is that if we do not get a deal through by the 29th of march we are looking at a long time before brexit. it is dark outside the house of commons and i think it is a great need for some realisation, we have a serious problem. as you so rightly pointed out, there is absolutely no point going to the european union and asking for an extension unless you have a plan, and i don't see any plan. all we are seeing is what we have on the table at the moment and nobody has come up with anything
plausible within the timeframe required to get something done prior to the 29th of march. the financial times talks about the reaction for markets, the pound sterling spiking initially by quite a big margin, it has come off that now. people are starting to realise, those who are thinking a no deal is off the agenda is maybe it is not. that's right. as we said, this is not a legally binding decision. this isjust parliament expressing its wishes and desires, traders got carried away thinking that was it, worst—case scenario, but that is not the case. we are perhaps a step away from falling out of the eu without a deal, but that does not mean by any means it is not going to happen. if we look at the opinions in europe, they actually say we are at greater risk than ever of leaving without a deal. the financialtimes risk than ever of leaving without a deal. the financial times also talking about the chancellor's spring statement. that has been buried amongst the headlines about how people voted here last night. he
was quite forthcoming in parliament about his frustration. he is someone who wants a soft brexit. he also came through with one of the most charming piece of political blackmail i have seen in my life. here is £20 billion that will help hospitals, education, defence, police, but i am not giving it to you if we have no deal. we must have a deal to have the certainty. but he is arguing he has to have a lot of money on the sidelines to pay for the consequences of a no deal if there is no deal. he already has about £4 billion. i think this hysteria, we need to calm down a little bit. but he is right. it was fully negotiated with a government that had majority, i doubt we would be here, but we haven't and there is a sense of realism and it is extremely important. the daily telegraph highlights the four
cabinet ministers who abstained from the government vote last night on removing the possibility of a no deal by march 29. these four abstained. 0riginally it was supposed to be a free vote but that was changed at the last minute. that in itself really caused a lot of anger within the conservative party. there is a lot of commentary about how this party is being led through this by theresa may.|j how this party is being led through this by theresa may. i think this is just the latest example of the huge divisions which have been highlighted all the way through this, and also the loss of control. theresa may has had an extremely difficult time and she has really lost control of her party end of the ministers in her cabinet, and i think that wasjust ministers in her cabinet, and i think that was just the latest evidence showing that. we also have eightjunior evidence showing that. we also have eight junior ministers who evidence showing that. we also have eightjunior ministers who wanted to abstain as well, and can you imagine two or three years ago that if this sort of thing had happened, they
would be out. but because she is in such a extraordinarily weak position, she had to go with it. normally they would face the sack if they were to abstain or not go with they were to abstain or not go with the government whip. let's look at the government whip. let's look at the reaction in elsewhere. in the spanish press, brussels loses its patience. what an extension for what, says an eu negotiator of the brexit process. this is the big question, isn't it? parliament said, we don't want a no deal, we don't wa nt to we don't want a no deal, we don't want to leave the european union without an agreement in place, but nobody knows what that agreement will look like. they have no idea because had the european union been prepared, we would not be here. it is one sentence from me, but it is the whole question of the irish border and the good friday agreement and they are not going to change. at least the european union have been totally consistent. there is no give on this at all. therefore, you
either accept the good faith. the problem i have seen, and it is interesting to get the rhetoric from that paper, is that the mood is boiling to anger now. not only frustration, but anger. boiling to anger now. not only frustration, butanger. i boiling to anger now. not only frustration, but anger. i think fiona might agree with me that the lack of trust that has gone into the whole process, there are so many people out there angry with the european union, angry with the government and we need to come closer together on every single one of those issues. that is what one of the worries is within brussels and the worries is within brussels and the european union and the leaders around europe. they are concerned this toxic anger will infiltrate the elections in may. that is something they have to want to avoid. if theresa may request an extension, it will need to be for a good reason. otherwise 27 members need to agree for it to happen and there is a possibility that they will not. we have facebook suffering the most severe outage in its history. it is
a big dealfor facebook. severe outage in its history. it is a big deal for facebook. over 2 billion users around the world. in 2008 there were only 150 million users. it is up to 2.3 billion. the whole world and his wife are on it all day and every day. if it is not that, it is instagram, twitter, whatsapp. we are notjust talking about social reasons of staying connected. there are a lot of businesses that rely on these services and companies in order to keep their businesses going, day today. there is this really exposed the dependence on such big companies. in france, this system to stop people getting behind the wheel who are over the limit, drunk drivers convicted will have to use a breathalyser to get their car
started. absolutely. one of the figures that amazed me was that in france last year there were 4300 deaths. in the united kingdom, only 1770, which is extraordinary when the population is similar, i suppose the population is similar, i suppose the roads they can go faster. in theory this is a wonderful idea, and theory this is a wonderful idea, and the fact is that it will actually cut down the possibilities of some very serious accidents. you cannot get your ignition started unless you have taken the breathalyser.” get your ignition started unless you have taken the breathalyser. i am thinking about ways around it. your ten—year—old child in the back and blow in it. there are always ways around it. that's right. thank you for being with us here for the briefing. we are going to be here throughout the day on bbc news because it is a really important day ahead for mps because it is a really important day ahead formps in because it is a really important day ahead for mps in the house of commons behind us, because once again today they have to make some important choices. today's decision, the voters about extending article
50. that is the mechanism for which the uk will leave the european union. and if they agree to that in parliament behind us here today, then of course the owner is is on then of course the owner is is on the government and theresa may to go to brussels and see if she can get that agreed to among the european union and the other 27 members. thank you so much for your company here on the briefing. thank you for your comments. we have heard from many of you. get involved in the debate. we will have plenty more coverage here. if you are watching us on coverage here. if you are watching us on bbc one, the breakfast team willjoin you very soon. if you are on bbc world news, i will see you again. bye—bye for now. hello again. storm gareth may well have blown itself away out into northern
europe, but our weather stays pretty blustery over the next few days. there is gareth working across denmark. but further west in the atlantic, things looking pretty lively still with weather fronts, areas of low pressure targeting the british isles. and that means over the next few days there's no end in sight really to this run of windy weather through thursday, friday, into the weekend as well before things calm down in the following week. now, for those of you heading outside over the next few hours, it is quite breezy outside, some fairly strong winds across north—western areas, thick cloud around and outbreaks of rain as well, quite heavy rain at that across parts of northern england, southern scotland and wales as well. now, these are the kind of temperatures you might encounter if you're heading outside. now, as we look at the weather picture for thursday, no surprises — the low pressure is right over the top of the british isles. we've still got fairly tightly packed isobars showing up on the charts too. so, it's going to be a cloudy, windy and wet start to the day. the worst of the rain will tend to clear through across england and wales, and quite quickly thursday morning, we'll see some bright weather for scotland, northern ireland, northern england
with a scattering of showers blown in by those blustery winds. gusts of wind that could reach 40, even 50mph across the most exposed locations. that of course means the showers don't stay in one place for any length of time. but what it will also do is it will knock the edge off these temperatures, ranging from around 7 to 13, but feeling a bit cooler than that, so quite a chilly feel to the weather across parts of scotland. now, through thursday evening and overnight, the showers continue on and off across northern areas, it will cloud over elsewhere with outbreaks of rain spreading in, particularly to england and wales. temperature—wise, quite a big contrast thursday night. mild in the south, 9 or 10 degrees or so, got the colder air further north with plenty of showers, wintry over high ground. now, on friday, it's another unsettled looking day, still with those west—north—westerly winds. cloud and rain never far away from the south. it may well cloud over again later in the afternoon, bringing rain back into south—west england. some sunshine elsewhere, but, again, plenty of showers across north—western areas, snow up over some of the higher parts of scotland. now, the weekend weather
shows no sign of settling down. indeed, on saturday, we could have quite a deep area of low pressure spinning in, bringing a stormy spell of weather. could have some snow around as well. so, some wet weather, given the weather's been wet recently, we could see some localised surface water flooding from that, and also, some very strong winds. notice to the northern edge of the storm system, we could see some snow. the worst of that likely in the scottish mountains above 200 to 300 metres elevation. still quite chilly for northern areas. that's your weather.