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i'm babita sharma in london to so much for the spring equinox. the much of the uk it was cloudy and misty and places, you may have had a the british prime minister blames little rain but hold on a minute, mps for delaying brexit. brexit. she says she is on the side what's this? sunshine in south of british people who are tired of the whole process. yorkshire, the view from doncaster theresa may now heads to brussels and not far away in sheffield this where eu leaders say they will allow temperature underneath that big hole an extension to brexit but only if the uk in the cloud reached the giddy parliament backs her withdrawal plan. i'm rico hizon in heights of 19.4. on any regular singapore, the headlines: rescue teams are struggling march day you would get excited that to reach survivors six days after cyclone idai this isn't as high as the hit southern africa. in the port of beira in mozambique, aid workers say they have only two temperature reached during that record february warmth. but it is to three days of clean water left. more settled with high pressure and and the grief of a sister and control across much of the uk with a daughter. a woman speaks lot of cloud trapped underneath this area of high pressure. there is a weather front close to scotland producing some rain, heady bursts of rain, argyll & bute starting the day very wet again and also in the north—west highlands. rain totals mounting. elsewhere, a bit of
drizzle and while we had that big hole in the cloud, less likely to see that during thursday. and then for friday, it's still raining in north—west scotland. reach into parts of north—west england. north—west scotland could see gusts up north—west scotland could see gusts up to 60 miles per hour in behind a weather front moving through, it will turn cooler. ahead of it, it is still mild and still mainly cloudy but mainly dry. as the front moves south, hardly any rain, going into the weekend. we're back into the blue. the coming the north—west. there will be more in the way of sunshine. there will be a bit of snow into the hills. if you are venturing into the hills, be aware
of that into the weekend. some snow showers around. it may well be picking up on sunday. this disturbance moves in. parts of northern england later in the day. the bulk of england and wales look dry, sunny spells again but again, this is a rather cool world are coming our way. that is where it will be. it moves southwards on monday, and takes the chance of showers further south but there will be some sunny spells around and similar temperatures. with the week sta rts similar temperatures. with the week starts rather cool with a chance of after that, but that is tackled the jet stream. the week starting with one arm of the jet stream might gci’oss one arm of the jet stream might across the uk, the cool flow with a chance of showers but notice how the jetstrea m chance of showers but notice how the jetstream bulges away from us. underneath that bulge will find an area of high pressure, it will move right across the uk and whenever you see that you know there is a lot of
settled weather to come once again so settled weather to come once again so next week, it will be mainly dry and perhaps a little mist and fog around at times, chilly nights bringing a risk of a touch of frost. it may turn unsettled later in the week. temperatures close to a little bit above average. if you're wanting return to what we had in february, when was the last time anyone said that, that sort of warmth, it looks like we will have to wait a little bit longer yet. that's your latest weather for the weekend. hello. this is bbc news with carrie gracie. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment. first though, the headlines: theresa may formally asks the eu to delay brexit until the end ofjune, and blames mps for hampering the process. we will now not leave on time with a deal on the 29th of march. this delay is a matter of great personal regret for me.
the prime minister made herformal request earlier today. and the eu said it could agree to a short extension — if mps back her brexit deal. most of mozambique is under water after cyclone idai devastates the country. tens of thousands have lost their homes and the death toll is unknown. funerals continue for the victims of the gun attack on two mosques in christchurch. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me, george eaton, the deputy editor of the new statesman, and katy balls, the deputy political editor of the spectator.
many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. 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 financial times has a similar image from inside downing street, and it reminds readers donald tusk has said 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. and the metro is publishing details of a poll which suggests nine out of ten britons believe the uk's handling of brexit is a damaging the country's reputation. the times reports that the address from downing street was designed to deflect blame for the crisis onto parliament. the daily mail leads
on the prime minister's "great personal regret" over the the delay to the planned march 29 exit date. mrs may told the nation "it's not my fault", according to the mirror, and covering other news, the paper pictures ade goodchild, who won £71 million in the euromillions lottery on friday. congratulations to him. well, let's hear what george and katy think of it and let's start with the sun, power to the people, clenched fist salute they have gotten theresa may on the front page of the sun. what do you think about this? she is claiming that she is obviously, she says she is on the side of the people? yeah, i think it is interesting. i think the sun has put probably the most positive spin on theresa may's statement tonight and in that statement, theresa may basically said it is not my fault that we're going to have a delayed brexit, that is the fault of the mps
will not get behind my deal and she said that i share the public‘s frustration. a lot of mps have said that she is stubborn, the sun is making a slightly more sympathetic argument here, saying that she is pointing out that the public to want to get on with brexit and what is stopping her is parliament. i think what is tricky here is yes, there we re what is tricky here is yes, there were lots of mps who do not want the uk to leave the eu at the end of march, there were lots of mps who have come up with problems with no solutions over the last three years between esme has been a leader over that entire period, so i think even if she wants to blame the commons, she would then have to take some responsibility herself because ultimately, you would hope that good leadership would be that you would ta ke leadership would be that you would take them with you and clearly, that has been a failure in the situation we're in now, withjust over a week to go until you're supposed to leave no consensus. “— to go until you're supposed to leave no consensus. —— theresa may. to go until you're supposed to leave no consensus. -- theresa may. yes, and george, going to the other
tabloid, the daily mirror, suddenly pa rt tabloid, the daily mirror, suddenly part of its analysis, arrogant pm, thatis part of its analysis, arrogant pm, that is under its not my fault top line. yes, i think that theresa may does have some questions to answer. in some ways, it is brexit that is defeating brexit, some of the problems we are seeing no inherent to the project but there is no doubt the theresa may could have played a bad hand better than she has, triggering article 50 without a plan. in terms of the speech, which cast her as a che guevara style revolution, i think a less favourable comparison is a donald trump actually because although she is quite different, she was using a similar rhetorical techniques to create a separation between the people in the parliament. and obviously, bringing power back to parliament was supposed to be part of the brexit project. yes, i mean
this is the irony in ways. it was eurosceptics, today's this is the irony in ways. it was eurosce ptics, today's brexiteers, who for decades revered the idea of parliamentary sovereignty and of the judiciary, the civil service, and all of these groups at different times and in different ways now being cast as enemies of the people, but the fundamental point stands that the referendum result was close but clear and actually, still largely suggest that overwhelmingly, they do want to brought to a conclusion. going to the daily telegraph, may on bended knee to the eu. their analysis, isuppose telegraph, may on bended knee to the eu. their analysis, i suppose a telegraph, may on bended knee to the eu. their analysis, isuppose a kind of supplica nt position eu. their analysis, isuppose a kind of supplicant position for the prime minister as she goes tomorrow to talk to other leaders. this is focusing a lot on the eurosceptic anger at how the uk has come to be in this position and the fact that theresa may is going to be going to this eu summit, where we know the
type of extension she is seeking, that she is basically going with a begging bowl. she does not really have much leverage, she cannot say ifido have much leverage, she cannot say if i do not like your extension, i'm going to walk away. and there are some mps, this piece touches on it, you think that she should do that but the numbers and parliament mean that were she to make that threat, i think few would actually believe she could actually carry through on it. we saw last week, majority of mps say they are actually against no—deal brexit, that does mean no deal is going to happen but it does mean that where the prime minister to try to take the uk there, there will be a lot of mps trying to stop it, including mps within her own party, so i think she is out of options and i think it is a cause of dismay to many brexiteers, but it is also hard to see really how she gets out of this, unless you can pass a deal next week. the problem you are seeing because all these papers is it assumes again that opposition to the deal is hard, you have a number
of mps who think that you can vote down the steel and get a no—deal brexit, and then you have some remainer ‘s who think that you can vote down the steel get a second referendum. —— vote down this deal. everyone right now is an optimist. which in a way makes part of her point this evening, this point about navelgazing from the parliament, said the prime minister, about going round and round. yes, part of the points you made was that a deal has been rejected by a landslide on both occasions but mps have only said what they do not lie, they have not said what they do like. second referendum was defeated by a similarly large jati, you have had soft brexit voted on at several points that have not passed. —— majority. it is not entirely clear what alternative deal could pass at the moment. yes, so she then comes back to another go at getting people
on side, which is where the front pages of the financial times takes it. -- front page. yes, she is holding various cross— party it. -- front page. yes, she is holding various cross—party meetings but the problem is these meetings invariably end with opposition leaders saying she has not changed, nothing has moved. they go in expecting her to perhaps concede on some font, instead she basically maintains the mantra that it is my deal or no alternative and to hope clearly is that ultimately, the spectre of no deal will persuade mps tobacco deal. the problem is there are enough conservatives mps tobacco deal. the problem is there are enough conservatives mp5 on her side would tolerate no deal or even welcome it to mean she does not have votes for her deal. —— persuade mps to deal. and then few mps are willing to side with her because she has alienated them so much in the process and they do not fundamentally believe her deal is worth their support. and so i
suppose this is where we come down toa suppose this is where we come down to a very sticky numbers game, the prime minister does anyway, because she has got very few, we have had 1000 days of this and we have got precisely eight more. yeah, and she needs to get 75 mps to change their minds and vote for her deal next week if she is to pass this, and thatisif week if she is to pass this, and that is if none of the mps who have already voted for it change their mind and some of them have threatened to because they are increasingly unhappy. can't imagine that herjob of counting sheep to go to sleep is a comfortable. know, all of the government whips would be increasingly stressed these days. —— no. theresa may is not moving on her redlines, but at the same time, neither isjeremy corbyn. i think you have the situation where we're going round in circles here, theresa may previously had talks, she met with caroline lucas and the green party, they had a meeting. caroline
lucas said that she has not moved over to my policy of a second referendum yet but there is always a sense that everyone is happy to talk about compromise, as long as they are not the party that has to compromise. i think that is why when it comes to his's message tonight, there is a big backlash when it comes to her not taking any response ability for that herself, she does have to take some, but i think this isa have to take some, but i think this is a failure parliament as a whole, the fact we have not managed get anywhere over the whole course of time and we're getting so close to supposedly supposed to be leaving next friday and no consensus. and i suppose, going to the metro, this is why this guy paul concludes that 90% of the public feel that the talks shame britain, shame the country. —— this poll. rather than just shame britain, shame the country. —— this poll. rather thanjust shame the prime minister of the opposition leader, george, it is a kind of national shame. yes, i think that is the one point on which almost everyone can unite. you do feel it
is national humiliation, what show they have been watching for the last two years or so, and i think the humiliation is that the uk has never had a clear plan that it can unite amount, that theresa may made the decision, most mps by an overwhelming majority voted to trigger article 50 and once they had done that, it is arguable that they then had a duty to deliver brexit in one form or another, otherwise the risk of no deal, which would be one of the greatest acts of national self— harm by any country of the greatest acts of national self—harm by any country in history, becomes real and in repeated attempts, they have failed to do that. so i think that is a humiliation, it is notjust that the eu is sad that the uk has voted to leave, i think it has often been completely baffled as to what its intentions are. and i suppose constitutionally, we have broken through some barriers in a way that leaves us in a difficult position, so that part of the kind of shame and humiliation narrative is our
constitution is looking a bit battered. yes, you look at parliament and it just battered. yes, you look at parliament and itjust does not really appear to be working. the government is trying to honour referendum result as they see it, but in parliament they can't actually get it through and then this week, we have had the role of the speaker has been in the news again, a role that is supposed to be again, a role that is supposed to be a neutral role and there were lots of people in parliament who feel that it of people in parliament who feel thatitis of people in parliament who feel that it is no longer neutral, that that it is no longer neutral, that that person is making or is invoking precedent to fit their agenda and it is not helped by the fact that you had labourmps, is not helped by the fact that you had labour mps, last year, when there was bullying scandal, actually say that there was bad behaviour, there are some things that we want to keep him in, implying because brexit. i think there are lots of components here which mean that the british system just does not seem to be working as it is intended.
turning to the daily mail, we are running no deal knife edge. potentially helpful message for theresa may. being pushed tobacco deal for feel better feel we can leave. there aren't quite enough numbers to get what she needs. actually reports tonight suggest some mps who voted for the deal and now reconsidering that. given all the political shocks were seen in re ce nt the political shocks were seen in recent years, it would be reckless to suggest no deal would be impossible. but the reality is the only legal framework, legal outcome that is in place is leaving with no deal on march 29. until they get that
extension, she will be meeting with leaders tomorrow. no deal remains the defaults. katy, given no deal remains the default, inside the times, they've got an interesting story about cobra taking over the planning. this is the government's emergency committee, or the eventuality of no deal, and as of monday they will start to put these plans into motion. i think it also touches on this idea that the brexit secretary has made the point you could fall into no deal. there is not the political will in the commons. it doesn't mean you can't get there by accident. that's what a lot of people are quite worried
about. it's now theresa may's deal. a week ago, we were told it was no brexit. obviously the aim here is to try and scare enough people. but it encourages people to look for the preferred outcome if they vote for no deal. we will look at something com pletely no deal. we will look at something completely different which is a big fine from the eu. it's a 1.5 billion fine. it's not the first time eu has hit google with a penalty. several interesting angles here. one is that that it interesting angles here. one is that thatitis interesting angles here. one is that that it is fairly minor. there is a price worth paying. monopolistic
practices. google has a stunning share of the advertising. it is the end of the eu's current investigation, competition review. it also worth noting briefly to return to brexit. one thing that has motivated some leave supporters was the sense that we live in this rather disordered world. actually if you are to tackle them in some respects, the only way you can do thatis respects, the only way you can do that is true multinational organisations like the eu. we need a happy story. the man with a bottle of champagne because he won more than £70 million. only seven -- over
£70 million lottery winner. he said he planned to spend the money. enjoying life to the fullest and wasting what is left. i haven't suddenly become more attractive, my wallet has. that is one happy person. and buy a house that his parents. or to dutiful son. thank you both. that's it for the papers tonight. good evening. here's your latest sports news.
sophiejones says she's quitting football after being banned for five games after being found guilty of racially abusing tottenham player renee hector, while playing for sheffield united. the punishment came after hector reported receiving "some monkey noises from an opposition player" during the women's championship game. sheffield united have said thatjones's contract, which was up for review in the summer, will now be terminated by mutual consent. anti racism group kick it out says "verdicts like this underline the importance of calling out discrimination wherever it is heard". jones though maintains her innocence. in a statement, she says:
the fa has responded: barclays will become the women's super league first ever title sponsor, in a deal the fa has called "the biggest ever investment in uk women's sport by a brand". the 3—year partnership is understood to be worth in excess of £10m and will start from next season. chelsea women manager emma hayes says it illustrates just how strong the wsl is.
this will be the best league, but it's not already the best league, in the world and i think today's announcement demonstrates that we've got the pulling power to bring the very best to our league and importantly put their money in the right places and you tell me a league in the world in the women's game that can attract a sponsor like that, it's absolutely brilliant. england's toni duggan scored twice for barcelona women in the champions league this evening.... they were 3—nil winners at home in their quarter—final first leg against norweigan side lsk. elsewhere, in a repeat of last year's final — title holders lyon have a slender advantage ahead of the second leg against wolfsburg, 2—1 that tie ended. and slavia prague and bayern munich ended 1—1. chelsea face psg tomorrow. liverpool's ben woodburn got the winning goal for wales tonight in their friendly match against trinidad and tobago at wrexham's racecourse ground. ryan giggs picked a young and experimental team,
with gareth bale not even in the squad, and it took until stoppage time for woodburn to score the only goal of the game. wales begin their euro 2020 qualifying campaign against slovakia on sunday. liverpool's trent alexander—arnold has withdrawn from the england squad for the euro 2020 qualifiers against the czech republic and montenegro because of a back injury. so far, no—one has been called up to replace him. england's women play the final match of their one day series against sri lanka tomorrow morning — hoping to complete a three—nil victory. england have bounced back from being beaten in their last 50 over series in india, but not too many people have been there to see them do it. crowds in sri lanka have been lower than elsewhere on the subcontinent. it will be good in the future to see countries like sri lanka encouraging sportswomen to come down, just as a player it gets your blood pumping a
bit more and the atmosphere kind of gets you going so i guess that's the next step for other countries. an england do it very well and australia are getting the hang of it as well so that's a good feature, i guess. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport. it's a tale of two halves. all of us, it felt mild. that was the highest temperature since that record—breaking stint. we didn't all have that glorious sunshine. we had quite a bit of mist around in western areas in particular and to the day ahead, it does look mostly cloudy. it's mainly dry but there will be a lot of cloud. the start across scotland, changes afoot. rain coming to the end west. elsewhere, well it had the holes in the cloud, they tend to fill in some mist and
fog. quite a grey start by morning. temperatures well above where they should be overnight because of this mild south—westerly airflow. fog around, particularly over the hills and coasts and southern and western errors. that weather front is making its way southwards into western scotland. northern ireland, mainly dry. some sunshine, not as much as we've had today. north—eastern england, a very reasonable usable day. grate the getting walk. that wind starts to put the rain band away from the north—west of scotland. it brings another one in its wake. quite wet in north—western scotland. it keeps things relatively mild. you can see it's pretty wet. behind it, it clears up. scotland and northern ireland, the sunshine returns but freeman and wales,
cloudy. that spell of rain denotes a change in our weather. this mild south—westerly, still not cold air but it's coming from a more north—westerly direction. it's slightly cooler and has some arctic air. a wintry shower or two coming to the north—west. in the south, although things are brightening up, we might have a better cloud lingering in the south on saturday. sunday promises to be a bit brighter. the sunshine will return this weekend but a fair plethora of showers, wintry over the hills and a fairly brisk rings. friday looks the windiest. accent awaiting a dip in temperature. 10— 12 degrees, back down to where they should be. rather sport, haven't we been. the high pressure keeps things fine and tries to stop the new week next week. more from me later.