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this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 11:00: the daily telegraph claims after a 22 month investigation, theresa may has returned robert mueller delivers his report from her brussels failure with plans to let mps vote on keeping on alleged links between russia the uk in a customs union, which eurosceptics fear will lead and president trump's 2016 campaign. to a soft brexit. the i says the prime minister is in a letter to mps tonight, losing her grip on power, theresa may suggests with control over her government she might not even try to bring her and party close to collapse. twice—failed deal back to the house of commons. the times reports that mrs may at the inquest into the victims of the birmingham pub bombings is under pressure to name a date for her departure almost 45 years ago, after cabinet support drained away and the dup made a witness names four ira men he says were responsible. clear its lack of faith in her. police say they're treating the ft suggests that mps are set the death of university student to seize control of brexit — libby squire as an unlawful killing. with parliament set to vote on a variety of brexit options next week after ministers admitted that more rescue operations theresa may's deal was unlikely to save thousands cut off to be approved by in southern africa after floods the house of commons. caused by the cyclone and at 11:30 we'll be taking the guardian claims to have an in—depth look at the papers obtained details of secret with our reviewers, nicola bartlett government plans about from the daily mirror, the impact of a no—deal. the confidential document is said and giles kenningham, former director of communications to warn of months of chaos. and the mail has a non—brexit related story about the launch of a litter picking campaign.
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the paper says half a million people are making history, in the uk's biggest volunteer drive. not sure we will have time for that one. but we will look first at the washington post because as we know robert mueller special counsel has been looking at potential russian interference in the 2016 us presidential election and has sent his report and. we might get to hear but we are not sure what the details are going to be. that has gripped washington for the whole 22 months and has been going on and it has become a soap opera to see who has been involved in it. as you say it is not quite clear at this stage how much the general public will get to find out and that is already provoking some anger, people say this is an inquiry that is paid for out of the taxpayers purse and they wa nt to out of the taxpayers purse and they want to know the full details of. of
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course we should say that donald trump has always denied any collusion between him and the russians in that election campaign. and has been the mark on his back and he claimed a couple of victims here, it has somewhat i think clouded his presidency said there is the question of what happens next. despite all the noise around donald trump, at the moment i think it will probably win if he runs again because there is no obvious democratic candidate who is going to win and the economy is going quite well. if you speak to people in america and his base is quite energised of what is going on. a lot of things that have been reported about him and his claims of fake news does not trouble his support base. he is almost like the equivalent of nigel farage here. you do not think that there are going to be any further indictments, we already know that paul manafort and michael cohen were implicated as
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pa rt michael cohen were implicated as part of this investigation. it might be that despite the 22 months that you say, the attorney general, the deputy and robert mueller himself feel like they cannot be transparent asa feel like they cannot be transparent as a lot of reporters. it seems after this date kind of big spectacle as it were and it really has been done a bit like that, seeing who is being involved and indicted and it may kind of tell off a little bit at this stage and if they did not actually have the power and as you say it does not seem to have come through to his real solid base. the question as of whether it affects those people who might‘ve considered voting republican in the past or who were wavering. those are the people that it may actually be convinced by something like this. no one has really worked out how to attack and sale until they get to
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that point, this stuff will stick, and normal rules do not apply. that point, this stuff will stick, and normal rules do not applym that point, this stuff will stick, and normal rules do not apply. it is how he attracted so many votes from people and clearly had nothing in common with a lot of people who voted for in terms of the wealth and privilege that he came from. is a price i suppose that the democratic senator who used to sit on the judiciary committee says that the public has a right to know. so we will see what the attorney general, who hopes to have a decision on what can be released by the weekend, almost there but we are certainly there. 0nly almost there but we are certainly there. only a few hours behind. back to the british papers then and first di which says that the pm is losing hergrip on di which says that the pm is losing her grip on power losing control over her party and losing control
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over her party and losing control over her party and losing control over her prominent and how widely felt is that. we have been here before and the speculation that she is in herfinal before and the speculation that she is in her final days and at westminster today there is a sense of that things have broken down to that point where there is a point of fio that point where there is a point of no return so people are saying that the readership between the whip's office is doubly gone and they said don't make that speech on wednesday night and did not attack mps because we are getting them in the right place and it has backfired. she has slightly stepped back from that. place and it has backfired. she has slightly stepped back from thatm is probably a sense of perhaps they have the timing a bit wrong. 0r she did not listen to advice. and you are starting to the point of no return. but has actually changed ? the point of no return. but has actually changed? not a lot. and who would want it? there is no obvious contenders. who would want to take
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over as prime minister at this point, when it is such a conundrum. there are definitely people in the conservative party who want to be a leader and prime minister but as you say this is such a poisoned chalice to ta ke say this is such a poisoned chalice to take over at this moment. we have potentially next week a third vote on her deal which has been rejected twice with defeats and three figures and then we may not actually have a vote on her deal and indicated in that letter this evening that she was trying to offer an olive branch to mps that she would not bring it, she had support it was suggested. and it was meant to be the final week before we left the eu and not even knowing if mps will be given an essay on a deal at all. an article in the times that if she does not get it to and she should step down
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to let a cared take her to drive us to let a cared take her to drive us to seek safer waters but what are the options, the mps said they do not want no deal or at best deal and that we have this extension until april the 12th if there is no deal next week to get them more time. or until the 22nd of may if a vote is held next week, a meaningful vote for the third time. and it gets through and that is not likely. know andi through and that is not likely. know and i think this is actually quite really strong for the times. for the time selling her directly, speaking directly to the tory prime minister that she is an obstacle, she has lost control of the cabinet who are engaging in open warfare and she has lost control of the brexit process. i think this is really quite damning and serious and it is laying the blame squarely at her door. it is
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not saying the party, it is talking about her personally. how fair is that? we know there is so many different views on what brexit should and should not look like?m is an impossible situation that she has not dealt with very well in the la st has not dealt with very well in the last paragraph is quite telling telling her to stand aside at the leadership election, that is incompatible because there is no obvious leader to put forward for a coronation and that is why she stays because there is no one for them to coalesce around and if you get rid of her now it will be a divisive leadership campaign before we actually exited europe and i don't see what that that will do. an interesting thing today is the role that david has been running on as a de facto deputy and yet this process in the last few weeks and has been talking to different sites and cross party groups and today he has been
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proposing this idea of the indicative votes and trying to firm up indicative votes and trying to firm up how that might work in practise. that takes us onto the ft nicely it is like we planned it. an isjust that and you wonder how he knew the idea will be if one of the indicative votes gets chosen next week. i think you are right in a sense that there have been various attem pts sense that there have been various attempts previously to bring different options, once parliament had taken the idea of the control of the brexit process and there is a labour party path length version which is a customs union and with a single market access and that has failed and an equal times as a prime minister's deal intact and the s&p a lwa ys minister's deal intact and the s&p always puts where it a motion and certain things have not got the support they need and i wonder now though with the slightly changed approach with the different
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deadlines, if you have a different way of doing this, where something could work, outdated maintenance and is apparently talking about almost x factor style and elimination rounds. iam not factor style and elimination rounds. i am not sure that is the way he himself is by doing things in a different way, having some runoff systems. so if common market 2.0 gets knocked down then you go on to customs union etc, etc and there is such an impasse that they need to try something different. he is a figure who is a quite united figure and as well liked across the spectrum and surely the dup you need on side to get over the line and they were saying the dup are looking at jacob rees—mogg and if there is a mood shift that, that is paradoxical and it sums up i suppose the situation we are and. who will blink. who will blink first. the dup
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say they are really strong in their statement and i think it was interesting because everything in brussels happened so late last night and it has taken a while for people to react so late this afternoon he described what she believed was inexcusable, the fact that she did not have a significant change to the withdrawal agreement. the eu 27 have been saying for what feels like months but it may have been weeks, we are not revisiting. they have been completely consistent on that point but i thought it was interesting that they cannot so strongly today because they could have let that be vague and say discussions were ongoing but they basically made it quite difficult for their mps to back her deal next week which is interesting when you highlight that relationship between then and the eog. you mentioned the idea of the customs union and they
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said that she returned from her brussels failure with plans that your escape takes fear will lead to a soft exit. —— zero sceptics. to extend article 50 but the problems are still the same. the resistance surely will still be the same. if you did not like a customs union idea two days ago, you are not going to like it today. if you do not vote through this deal, if it is a general election, i think the tory mps will be punished and they will lose seats. they will focus the minds and if you do not print this deal through, it is unintended consequences what happens next. lot of people would say about that and its entirety because there are so many different types of brexit that people had in mind. and a lot
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of people are so saintly do not wa nted of people are so saintly do not wanted at all. there is this opportunity, if britain decides to go back to the eu on the 12th of april and say we have not got anything, we have not got the deal through, but here is a new idea, we could end up with a much longer extension but then we have to have european elections which are not really attractive. which they said would not happen. i think they agreed they do not want european elections. it is interesting, the boats, it feels like something that should have happened at the beginning of this process. there is an ids. if theresa may had taken stock of the composition of parliament and what was likely to succeed and build up some of these alliances, i think the problem was from the beginning she did not want pilate to have a say or a roll and she was very clear in defining brexit herself and what that man and
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imposing these red lines and actually read minds that you know you could really easy on did not need to happen. we did not need to decide about the irish border in this stage but that was her decision. did not need to trigger article 50 at that point either. let's look at the current there is a march i had and the legend is what do we want least? i can't even read it. when do we wanted by which leads us on it. when do we wanted by which leads us on nightly stomach nicely to the march happening tomorrow and as we have seen 3 million votes on this petition saying we should revoke article 50 and people not giving up even though the suggestion that at this point it won't change and there will be a second referendum or revelation. i think it is quite
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interesting, not so much that people are signing that petition but the speed at which it has taken off. it is difficult as you say to know that people think they will actually have an effect or if it is an expression of feeling and we have the march tomorrow which i think probably will bea tomorrow which i think probably will be a lot bigger than the one in 0ctober so it is kind of a clear sign of people's feelings but how important that is realistically is difficult to say. if you speak to mps outside of london, people are saying it has not happened yet. and theissue saying it has not happened yet. and the issue that happened in the referendum, london is out of step with the rest of the country. if he did the referendum again you would probably get the same results. there are pockets outside of london like brighton who are signing this petition in large numbers. it is the
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urban areas more than rural. and there is a big age difference, younger people are much more likely to be anti—brexit. younger people are much more likely to be anti-brexit. a lot of them too young to vote. they would be too young to vote. they would be too young to vote now. exactly and i think the point is that the country remains divided and one of those issuesis remains divided and one of those issues is about what brexit actually issues is about what brexit actually is and what brexit means. for some people when you speak to them, they are totally happy for no deal to happen and they do not have a problem with that at all. the guardian looks atjust that. secret plans guardian looks atjust that. secret pla ns after guardian looks atjust that. secret plans after months of no deal chaos and it is still a possibility. it is and it is still a possibility. it is a big row about if she started planning earlier on she would have a stronger case to put forward to the eu and at the game would be much better. but issues have happened to rate and i suppose the theories which what will happen with the
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manufacturing industry, short term supply issue whereby they will... and the government is not giving up on this and i was in whitehall and whitehall was not prepared for this because it is an unprecedented situation and it has not really caught up with that. what is the chaos going to look like if we come out with no deal. a lot of people branded it project fear from the start and it feels like the boy who cried wolf a lot of the time but looking at what the effect could be as you say there is a lot of just—in—time manufacturing and lots of things that rely on a small margin and once you even get a slightest delay or having the right form, you are looking at the back log, deliver is the classic example. we have seen what happens when things go wrong at the ports and motorways end up as the car parked. that is it from ask for now but we
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