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this is bbc news. i'm carrie gracie. good in the future to the headlines at 11: see countries like sri lanka support us see countries like sri lanka support us to come down just to get the theresa may formally asks the eu to delay brexit until the end blood pumping a bit more in the ofjune, and blames mps atmosphere gets you going. so, yeah, for hampering the process. thatis atmosphere gets you going. so, yeah, that is the next step for other countries. i know england does very we will now not leave on time with well, but yeah, that is for the the deal on the 29th of march. this future i guess. and finally — take a look delay is a matter of great personal at this for a moment of brilliance in the special olympics, which if you don't know regret for me. is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. this is the usa's matt millett beating the prime minister the buzzer in their game made herformal request against canada which is earlier today. the eu says it could agree absolutley outstanding. to a short extension if mps back the prime minister's brexit deal. nothing but net. it is increasingly visible and justified. we cannot give up seeking definitley woth watching the replay. until the very last moment a that's all from sportsday. positive coming up in a moment, the papers.
hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are george eaton, deputy editor at the new statesman and katy balls, the spectator‘s deputy political editor. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in, dominated as you might expect by one story. the guardian pictures theresa may during her tv statement earlier this evening in which she told the british public: i am on your side as backbenchers call on her to resign. the ft has a similar image from inside downing street, and reminds readers donald tusk says
the eu will only agree to a short brexit delay if mps approve the current withdrawal agreement next week. the daily telegraph reports on a warning from senior eurosceptics that the prime minister risks leading britain to "national humiliation by going on bended knee to the eu. the metro publishes details of a poll that suggests nine out of ten britons believe the uk s handling of brexit is a damaging the country's reputation. mrs may told the nation "it's not my fault" — according to the mirror. and the daily mail leads on the prime minister's "great personal regret" over the the delay to the planned march 29 exit date let me discuss that now, talking with the guardian, we mention that do not blame me, i am on your side. take this away. this defiant pm
tells them that i am on your side, as infuriated mps tell her to resign. she has failed to pass the deal twice, she wanted to have a vote on it this week, they said she could not have another vote and so there was a delay and then she's had to talk about the article 50 extension and there is some speculation that there could be a lengthy extension and she came under a lot of pressure from her own party and cabinet ministers who wanted to leave, they said they would not tolerate this and this is why she has gone for this brief extension. the problem is, she nods a situation where she has asked for brussels, they have so far said that they will probably grant this, but only on the condition that you can pass for deal next week which led to this dramatic moment where she spoke on the podium and rather than make a plea to peace
nasa commons, she turned on them and ta ke nasa commons, she turned on them and take in perhaps the angry route and the reason why we are in the situation, is because, not really to do with me but you guys, but i don't think people took that well. and she leads a minority government and have a parliamentary democracy. she said we will not have another referendum and one option would be fair to say is that we are going to have a vote, deal or no deal or say we are going to have another general election, but she insisted that voters want the government to get along with the job, if you look at some polls, she's not entirely wrong when she says there is a view that mps should pass the brexit deal, but as you say, what counts are votes in the house, and in some ways, the moment that the may is desired, but the brexit deal was during the
parliamentary majority and an unnecessary general election. moving to the mirror, which is taking the same line, it is not my fault as it is headlined. this is a strong political attack, i think theresa may hoped that her defiant nature would push constituents to put pressure on some mps, but to my constituents are telling me to back the deal and some are using that as. i believe he did this before we tried to get constituents to put pressure. she needs to get extra votes and it's not clear how she would do that because fundamentally, nothing has moved. she has not offered nothing has moved. she has not offe re d a ny nothing has moved. she has not offered any concessions to the other parties, they have no good reason to back her. telegraph may on bended knee to the eu, this is the question
that the short extension that she wa nts that the short extension that she wants which is now in the hands of the eu, a lot are not happy with that. there are a lot of people who did not know how to go about it, a two year long extension, but they also did not want her to go for an extension. they believe the deal should be her deal or no deal and quite a few mps are happy with no deal. we saw last week that there appears to be a majority of the house against no deal after her deal was voted down they had a vote on a motion and mps said they did not wa nt motion and mps said they did not want that to happen, we also had a vote on a motion about extending article 50. that past, but a very large chunk of the conservative party voted against that and i think thatis party voted against that and i think that is what we are getting at here. i think what the problem is, lots of euros sceptics are quite dismayed at the situation on her end, she is going to the ceu council summit, essentially begging, she has no leverage share because she is unable
to really say she can walk away. these mps think she can say that she can walk away and do no deal, but i do think the reality if you look at the parliamentary arithmetic, where she has tried to do that, there will bea she has tried to do that, there will be a really big backlash in the resignation will be in the tory party from those like, they want no countenance, no deal under any circumstances, and the problem the theresa may is that that does not stop the your sceptics in a party from being dismayed and angry and really growing impatient with their opposition. and she's going to face a lot of from the inpatient people which will lead to them throwing under the bus. taking back control, this is the eu that is taking back control, the only way she can get an offer for the extension is if she gets the approval of 27 other member states, some of whom will cause more
and more trouble than others. ultimately, i believe brussels will grant the extension because they are clear that they don't want no deal, it would do damage to europe and damage to the uk economically, which would be greater and fundamentally they do also like the idea of the uk seemingly coming to its senses, because it sends a signal to the re st of because it sends a signal to the rest of europe that we are, the treaty is not a good idea, because you're seeing your skepticism grown the popularity. it is an extraordinary moment tomorrow, i do not know how it will go. look next week that you are going to have. not know how it will go. look next week that you are going to havem theory, were must be leaving the eu on friday, so you think will be reaching the climax start to slow down, but they do not show any sign doing that. theresa may herself appeared to think we are not leaving next week and with no sign of
breaking out from this deadlock, just going to keep running on. some moving to the financial times, they are saying that with the rival parties, this gets us to the point of whether this deal is going to get through because we are at a very significant part of the way. the problem for theresa may has been that her whole strategy has been based on enough conservative mps in winning over the democratic parties, does that prop government. but there are hard—core groups who actually quite like the idea of no deal and breaking free from brussels, theresa may and musts of parliament will agree is not the most nimble of politicians, she has not made when you can call it a big comprehensive offer, she is not good at reaching across party isles. she is very much across party isles. she is very much
a tribal conservative and fundamentally, she would rather avoid a split with the conservatives than performing the confessions she needs to win over the mp5.” than performing the confessions she needs to win over the mps. i suppose the point is, she really has to break out of that habit. yes, she's had this meeting today with opposition leaders and ultimately when it, she has not come to anything because she hasn't been able to move past her red wine, she is running short of allies —— line. hopefully pivot to a softer brexit, which means you can do the free trade deals are the euros sceptics, they said that she would fall away with a lot of the tory support for that deal because it might split the party. so i think, yes, she be able to move in might work but split her party and still not pass the deal,
which i think that a meaningful vote is still going to be her way and after that, that's when all bets are finally off. all bets being off, let's ta ke finally off. all bets being off, let's take a look at the metro because it's got this quite memorable photograph of the government front bench alongside the headline of brexit talks. this is a 90% pole that the country has been humiliated. on the bright side, i think 3% have no opinion. extraordinary, who are they? and 7% do not believe it has been. ultimately, you look at the state of parliament and this debate on brexit and what we're going to do every week and yet we still have not made any progress. it is a bit embarrassing. we talked about global
britain as a strategy that was one of the things the government wanted to project that it will make it to the new york times and spending millions of pounds on contracts, but i believe this is something that you can use to come back from but i think at this point, it's always going to be very messy and does the government come out on the other side and make sure. this is a sky at poll as well, but the question is of all the objectives of global britain and taking back control and making parliament sovereign and all those objectives of brexit, right now, some of them do look in trouble. absolutely, and i think the truth is that there was never an easy way to do brexit. the promises made by the leaf campaign could never all be delivered together, they were all going to be compromises in tough
choices and when they triggered article 50 comments because of the eu because began 27 against one. one of the big frustrations that lots of brexiteers have is that we never got that vote leave government and i was not down to theresa may, is because he had boris johnson not down to theresa may, is because he had borisjohnson running, michael changed his mind of the last minute, ran himself, and between the two of them, they knocked each other out basically and we never had a brexiteer who ran on those pledges to try and make them work personally andi to try and make them work personally and i think that does mean that brexit has not been guided in the way that it could have by having. brexit has not been guided in the way that it could have by havingm ta ke way that it could have by havingm take a quick look at the front page of the guardian because we have an interesting story about the leader of the pro—brexit party quitting, catherine, the leader of the brexit party has had to resign after retreating posts of far right
figures, including the far right activist talking about my genocide in the attack that we saw in new zealand and the general global rise of far right terror. that was not a good look, politically, the interesting point is that there's this unfilled space and politics that the vote theresa may is trying to get through, she has not embraced the full leave agenda of the way that a true brexiteer would. she was a remainderduring the that a true brexiteer would. she was a remainder during the campaign. that's why there is space for a party to the right which champions a no—deal brexit, rather than using it asa bargaining no—deal brexit, rather than using it as a bargaining device in the way that theresa may does. but what was common for so many years is that these parties are invariably chaotic, split, their leaders say very inappropriate and offensive things, and here we have history
repeating itself. and just before we 90, repeating itself. and just before we go, here is the story for the international day of happiness and one man on the front of the mirror who really is happy. we found our winterfor who really is happy. we found our winter for international happiness, he is £171 million on the lottery and it is quite charming photo of him swigging from a bottle as you might do we become a multimillionaire and i'm loving his honesty about how he's going to spend that money. he said is going to spend his fortune on wine in women and waste the rest. to spend his fortune on wine in women and waste the restlj to spend his fortune on wine in women and waste the rest. i love the fa ct women and waste the rest. i love the fact that he said wells winning on saturday was more real than winning the lottery. anything that to this happy moment? i think e-mails be helping the government prop up the economy. perhaps he can help us with this huge divorce payment that we're
going to be paying. thank you so much, come back in the next hour and thatisit much, come back in the next hour and that is it for the papers. thank you for watching. hello. on the day of the spring equinox, temperatures have reached as high as 19 celsius today but it's the sunshine that made all the difference. very springlike underneath blue sky. but elsewhere, rather cloudy and misty. temperatures, low to mid teens. even with the cloud, then, it was a bit milder than it was yesterday. but looking at the satellite picture from yesterday, it's clear to see where the bulk of the blue sky was, and this is where we got those higher temperatures. now we've had the clear skies through today, are likely to see increasing cloud overnight. there will be a bit of patchy rain and drizzle here and there, more especially towards parts of the south and west. you can pick out, though, some heavier rain in the north, northwest of scotland. very wet in the north west highlands. a very mild night to come, particularly in scotland
and northern ireland, where some of us will be staying in double figures. rather misty and murky around some of the coasts and hills, especially in the west. into tomorrow, that rain sinks a little further south but then pushes back northwards again later in the day. elsewhere, a little damp and drizzly in places, with plenty of cloud. there will be a few brighter breaks to the east of high ground, parts of northeast england. it doesn't look as if sunny, though, for many of us as it's been today. with cloud, low to mid teens. if you get to see some sunshine, just a few spots again reaching towards the high teens. on friday, it's a breezier day. there are gales with the rain in northwest scotland. the rain starting to push further through scotland, northern ireland, to parts of northern england and wales later in the day. its average speed gusts will be higher, near 60 miles an hour across the far north, northwest of scotland where, here, temperatures will come down as the day goes on as this weather front pushes on through. mild but still mostly cloudy across a large part of england and wales. here's that weather front, then. does push on through friday night and into saturday. not much rain on it.
what you'll notice more, though, is the cooler air that follows it. so, sweeping away these above normal temperatures. and for the weekend, temperatures will have come down closer to average. but, actually, behind that weather front, a lot of sunshine around on saturday, but there will be these showers running into scotland, maybe a few into northern ireland. wintry on the hills, sort of settling above 200 metres or so, but maybe a wintry flavour into lower levels in a few spots out of then. and temperatures, around 10—12 degrees. similar picture on sunday. still with some wintry showers, especially across parts of scotland. maybe one or two elsewhere during monday. high—pressure builds back in, though, next week, settling things down again.