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it is, of course, a very great disappointment that the house has not chosen to find a majority for any proposition. however, those of us any proposition. however, those of us who put this proposal forward as a way of proceeding predicted that this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at 11:00: we would not this evening reaching mps fail to resolve the brexit deadlock after rejecting the eight majority. and, indeed, for that very alternative options put reason put forward a business of the house motion designed to allow the house motion designed to allow the house to reconsider these matters on to them in a ballot. monday. 0liver letwin there. so in a long day of political to—ing in respect of mr kenneth clarke's and fro—ing, one of the key elements motionje, was theresa may's offer to resign and the reaction of conservative mps. 0ur political editor in respect of mr kenneth clarke's motion je, customs union, laura kuenssberg takes us in respect of mr kenneth clarke's motionje, customs union, the ayes we re motionje, customs union, the ayes through the day's events. were 265, the noes were 272. so the noes habit. just make habit. the five o'clock, hardly a tory mp to be seen five o'clock, hardly a tory mp to be seen on five o'clock, hardly a tory mp to be seen on the green benches. waiting striking thing is that two of them for their leader, not knowing if she was ready to say she'd leave the received more votes in the house of commons than the prime minister's black orfor a final time. was ready to say she'd leave the black or for a final time. hundreds of her mps crammed into a room deal got when it was defeated for the second time. upstairs. it was hot and steamy in there. it was quite a lot of
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earlier, theresa may offered her resignation to conservative mps emotion. there was no whooping and in return for passing her brexit deal. but in blow to the prime minister, hollering. no-one takes on great the dup said it would still vote pleasure in what has happened. she against the deal because it made a really sad but highly charged threatens the union between northern ireland emotional speed. so packed that cabinet ministers could not even get and great britain. inside. i just cabinet ministers could not even get inside. ijust managed to squeeze into a very crowded committee room what we can't agree to is something and get in and saw her make an announcement. it was very moving. that threatens the union, which has a strategic risk to the union. she was very clearly making the case because for us in the democratic unionist party, the union will that, look, if this is what it takes to get the deal over the line, which a lwa ys unionist party, the union will always come first. she believes rightly, in my view, and at 11:30 we'll be looking at how thatis she believes rightly, in my view, that is in the national interest, the papers have covered tonight's then i will go once brexit is done. dramatic events with our reviewers caroline wheeler, deputy political editor of the sunday times, it's a sacrifice number ten hopes has a purpose, to reverse the fierce brexiteer opposition to the compromise theresa may worked out with the european union, so they can have another vote, another try to get it through in the next 48 hours. we can guarantee delivering on brexit if this wiki and others in the south support the deal. just
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make it this week. the prime minister is failing to deliver brexit because she can't build a consensus, is unable to compromise, hello. good evening. and unable to reunite the country. mps have tonight failed to agree she is unable to resolve the central on any way forward for brexit. issues facing britain today and she in unprecendent voting in the house of commons, issues facing britain today and she they considered eight different is frankly unable to govern. forget options for our future relationship with europe, but they prime minister's questions though. rejected all of them. the question tonight is how many it comes as theresa may tory opponents of the deal theresa offered her resignation in return for tory backbencher support for her brexit deal. however, the decision tonight may can shift. do you wish to change of the dup, that they could not back her deal, means it is unlikely your mind sooner, mr rees—mogg? she will manage to achieve may can shift. do you wish to change your mind sooner, mr rees-mogg? no. some big names were already on the the numbers required to get it passed. move. i preferred living without a so let's have a look at exactly what happened in the commons tonight deal. i was that had gone i was m ps voted willing to back mrs may's deal as she has said that was the deal has gone through, if it goes through, on eight options in total. then she will stand down, which i think shows her inner nobility. then she will stand down, which i think shows her inner nobilitylj then she will stand down, which i think shows her inner nobility. i am the first, leaving with no deal very worried that we might lose brexit. i have campaigned for on the 12th of april, received 160 brexit. i have campaigned for brexit. and i think the alternatives are looking increasingly unattractive. i am encouraged that she has accepted that we should have votes in favour, 400 votes against. a new leader for that second stage, when it comes. so, yes, i think i
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will now vote for the agreement. but there is a hard—core, enough perhaps the so—called common market 2.0 option — joining the european free trade area to blocker still. she is not, i and arranging a temporary customs union with the eu received 188 yes votes, 283 noes. another option to join efta think we universally agree, the best prime minister we have had. the and the european economic area reason i'm not happy is the deal, was defeated by 65 votes to 377. kenneth clarke's proposal to join a permanent customs union. even part one, which she is they considered no—deal — absolutely adamant gets assigned which was rejected by 400 mps. they considered the so—called before she goes takes us back into common market two point zero and the efta and eea options, both of which were rejected. europe and centre—back out of in the most popular suggestion, ken clarke's customs union, europe. and it is almost impossible it was close, but still a no to imagine are still getting over the line without the prime minister's ellyse she invited into number ten back into the sum of by an eight vote majority. 2010, the northern irish union cement to keep the government afloat, not budging, not this time. the backstop within that withdrawal agreement makes it impossible for us to sign up to that withdrawal agreement. and i regret that. we labour's alternative plan, revoking article 50, a confirmatory public vote wa nted agreement. and i regret that. we wanted to get a deal. a deal that and the so—called malthouse b worked for the whole of the united option, were all rejected as well. one of the key backers kingdom, a deal that worked for of the indicative votes process northern ireland. but now we are in was conservative mp, 0liver letwin. 00:03:57,898 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 here's what he had to say. a situation where we cannot sign up for the withdrawal agreement and it is all because the prime minister
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decided to go for the backstop. the prime minister told her mps tonight, just up there, she is ready to pay the highest price, to give up office early ina the highest price, to give up office early in a grand bargain for support to pass a brexit deal. but without support from her northern irish allies it may prove to be another failure. the dilemma may be answered not by theresa may, but by parliament itself. pa rliament‘s warming up to make the decisions, tonight voting itself on an alphabet of different versions of brexit, whether for a close relationship with the eu than the premise of land, orto with the eu than the premise of land, or to leave without a deal. but even having said she quit, the prime minister walked into hino noes option after option. so the noes habit. no majority for anything at all. -- habit. no majority for anything at all. —— have it. whether it is the prime minister's deal or a variation
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cooked up by mps, brexit has stepped in and is in yet another generation of conservative mps. i think it's very strange that the people who have the most heartfelt objections to this deal, some say they will follow this or that is ok. are you worried about the future leadership of your party? imagine, imagine, i . of your party? imagine, imagine, imagine! it might be for some of them, but those people who have played the games they have been playing, will not get my support, and those who have put their leadership ambitions ahead of the country are the people who do least well when any ballot comes. the prime minister may hope her bargain will bring new order. but we can't know that yet. what is certain is that theresa may has become another tory leader whose time in office was pulled apart by anguish over europe. mrs may is hoping that that promise to leave office before the next stage of the brexit negotiations will be enough to tempt a sufficient
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number of mps to back withdrawal agreement. what is the detail of her plan which has already been decisively rejected on two occasions now? and how certain is it, that she will get the necessary support? this report from our deputy political editorjohn pienaar contains some flashing images. hacking down leaders over europe has become a habit for the conservatives, but there's no consolation to theresa may. the remaining wish, to be the pm that delivers brexit, and there is no guarantee of even that. the ayes to the right, 202, the noes to the left, 432. i now mrs may's deal has been defeated, and by crossing margins. could she succeed at the third time of asking? not easy. not even she claims to be an enthusiast for what became the product of many compromises. for mrs may it's still a hard sell. she claims ending free movement eventually is a big gain
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and the prospect of future trade deals, but britain's divorce settle m e nt deals, but britain's divorce settlement is sitting at £39 billion, they would no guarantees on the detail of the future relationship. there would be a brexit transition to the end of 2020, and longer both sides agree. but if no trade deal is in place in time britain would stay within eu customs laws and northern ireland closer still to avoid stops and checks on the irish border. brexiteers still hate the plan, fear being trapped under eu rules indefinitely, claim that's what brussels really wants. big—name brexiteers mrs may hosted at checkers at the weekend came aboard tonight forfear of checkers at the weekend came aboard tonight for fear of losing brexit altogether. borisjohnson, whose leadership ambitions are no secret. and brexiteer‘s standardbearer jacob rees—mogg who was saying if the democratic unionists suffer their position he will too. others may follow. with the prime minister saying what she said, the majority
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in the room see this is the best way to get us out into deal with it in the future. people broadly not happy with the corner we have been back into. but enough the dup seem so far to be holding firm. the party needs to be holding firm. the party needs to win over some labour mps. nora tory mps. there is another obstacle. the speaker, john bercow, won't even let mrs may make a third attempt to innovative he is not satisfied something you was on offer. in order that they should be no misunderstanding as to make clear that i do expect the government to meet the test of change. mrs may's been on borrowed time for months. tonight she promised to settle up and go, to allow someone else to try to shake britain's post—brexit future, if only she can deliver brexit, hand on a political legacy, she may have to leave without even that. john pienaar, bbc news.
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shejoins a long list she joins a long list of conservative prime ministers who have had their premierships dominated and ended by party divisions over europe. asjohn langdale now explains. there was a time when the conservatives were pro—european. ted heath took britain into the european community. and, at first, even she was keen. but later margaret thatcher for the institutions in brussels are becoming increasingly dominantand brussels are becoming increasingly dominant and started to resist their demands. you wanted the european parliament to be the democratic body of the community. he wanted the commission to be the executive committee wanted the council of ministers to be the senate. no, no, no. the end, the opposition to monetary union fronted a challange we re monetary union fronted a challange were pro—european administers and she was out, to the lasting fury of eurosceptic tories. they turned
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their anger on her successor, john major, for backing the maastricht treaty that deepened european integration. i will not, in treaty that deepened european integration. iwill not, in any treaty that deepened european integration. i will not, in any way, resigned from the objections i have for this treaty. it was a resistance that led to months of parliamentary battles, and wiped the smile from his face. in opposition, the conservative party chose increasingly eurosceptic leaders, shedding its cautious pragmatism for a more etiological hostility to brussels. what had once been french was now mainstream “— brussels. what had once been french was now mainstream —— ideological. when david cameron was elected leader he tried to end his party's obsession with europe, but fearing the rise of ukip even he succumbed. it will be an in—out referendum. the rise of ukip even he succumbed. it will be an in-out referendum. he hoped a vote to stay in woodlands the boil, but instead the country voted to leave and he too was out.
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this mike wood lance the boil. it triggered mrs thatcher's forli november 1990, john major never recovered his premiership, although he was there for years afterwards. and it ate david cameron in one gulp inafew and it ate david cameron in one gulp in a few hours after the referendum result. theresa may entered downing street in 2016 determined to deliver brexit. another domestic reforms. but in the end her premiership was consumed by europe. it may well be entered debate. james landale, bbc news. let's go to our political correspondent to dig another to mull to stay and the prime minister offering to go but it does not look like it has gotten her enough support. it was a nightmare something was meant to change but nothing have. she made a final gambit, and offered to her mps
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including those who came on—site for her deal, she said she is prepared to stand aside for the next stage of the negotiation with the eu. however, the caveat was that they had to support the deal they had so far suppose that mac opposed. that seem to work instantly where duncan smith and boris johnson seem to work instantly where duncan smith and borisjohnson sounded positive. another long—standing leave campaigner said that because she was prepared to negotiate he was now prepared to support the deal. many others said something similar. however she had a long way to travel to get people over the line and people were digging their heels in. the leading brexiteer, jacob rees mogg said he would back the deal as long as the dup are willing to abstain. within an hour of making those comments, dup said they do not
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abstain on the union and they would not support theresa may's deal. another emotional speech was made where colleagues were denounced as knaves and falls. he called theresa may's performance a pantomime and suggest that parliament should be bulldozed. so that man obviously was not about to provide support to the prime minister. it does not look like her deal will have enough support and parliament cannot come up support and parliament cannot come up with any alternatives. it ran through a list of indicative votes and all of them got no. what is next. ? this is the phrase you could not make it up, it is what it was written for. tonight was an indicative voter. just to get an idea on where mps may be on alternatives. what is likely now is that they will come back on monday and discuss the least unpopular
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option. every option failed but some we re option. every option failed but some were more popular than others. including the idea of another referendum. a deal involving a customs union seem to be not as unpopular as others. no deal performed badly so it looks as if mps may try to hone this down and try to get a consensus on monday u nless try to get a consensus on monday unless theresa may can get her own deal back. unless you can convince more people to give it her backing. evenif more people to give it her backing. even if the commons can agree on something they cannot force the prime minister to go along with it, can they? no. she may not like it and she does not have to go along with it either. her heels in and say it is contrary to the conservative ma nifesto. it is contrary to the conservative manifesto. another option is that mps themselves could try and pass new legislation to compel her to do as they wish. as we saw tonight, with each different option not getting a majority not guaranteed we could get that legislation through to compel her either. the country
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and the eu look on with increasing nervousness is april 12, the next possible brexit date loomes. thank you very much. that is our political correspondence reporting live from westminster to dig our latest headlines. as you havejust westminster to dig our latest headlines. as you have just heard, mps failed to resolve the brexit deadlock after they were unable to reach majority on eight alternative options put to them in a ballot. theresa may earlier offered to stand down and return to conservative mps passing her brexit deal. in a blow to the prime minister, northern ireland dup said it would still vote against a withdrawal agreement as it threatens the union between northern ireland ‘s. time for looking out the days other news. more than 50 patients who were given a controversial type of surgery in bristol should not have
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been operated on. tony dixon, a surgeon at the hospital who was pioneering the use of mesh to lift prolapsed bowels, was suspended two years ago. mr dixon has always maintained his operations were done in good faith and that any surgery can have complications. 0ur health correspondent matthew hill has the story. tony dixon was a pioneering surgeon who built an international reputation in using artificial mesh. he used it as a way of lifting sagging bowels. but two years ago the bbc first raised concerns that scores of mesh patients were being left in agony. dr dixon promised me that this would change my life for the better. it's changed my life but not for the better. paula is one of 57 patients who were today told by north bristol nhs trust that she should not have had the bowel mesh surgery and that other nonsurgical interventions should have been tried. i feel very angry, very let down. i'm disgusted. i'm fuming. i'm disabled in many ways because of it.
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it's notjust your physical pain that you have, it's your mental pain because you're living with it daily. the procedure has been used for two decades here at southmead. now, after an independent review, the bbc has learned that 130 operations have been investigated with 57 patients so far being told the surgery wasn't necessary. that means over 40% of the procedures shouldn't have taken place. while the trust has admitted the operations were not necessary, they say the clinical outcomes were satisfactory. well, the patients that we consider were treated incorrectly, we feel that they should have either been offered nonsurgical interventions or other investigations prior to their surgery, and i'm really sorry that that's what's happened. it's notjust the nhs that's under the spotlight. it was at the private spire hospital in bristol where mr dixon carried out most mesh operations, both on private and nhs patients.
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i understand 300 patients given the mesh are being reviewed by the hospital, which plans to report back to them in may. the spire has told us that patient safety was its priority and has apologised for any distress and anxiety the review may have caused. mr dixon says he cannot comment on specific allegations, but says there is a need for caution in comparing the use of mesh in different procedures. it's affecting me on a daily basis with pain... for patients like paula, it's unclear whether they'll find any relief from a life in pain. matthew hill, bbc news. the austrian chancellor has confirmed a link between the mosque attack suspect in new zealand and a far right austrian group. 50 people died and dozens more were wounded in the shootings into church —— to mosques in christchurch earlier this
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month. the austrian chancellor is considering whether or not to break up considering whether or not to break up the considering whether or not to break he group. prince william has written privately to the family of molly russell, who took her own life in 2017 at the age of 14. molly's father, ian russell, told the bbc that he believed social media companies were partly to blame for his daughter's death. she had been viewing images of self—harm and suicide on instagram. the prince has criticised tech companies recently for what he called a ‘false choice of profits over values'. he has recently brought together a task force to help combat cyber bullying. the chief executive of the professional footballer‘s association, gordon taylor, has announced that he's to stand down after 38 years. he's faced criticism from former players about the running of the organisation and scrutiny about his salary. he was paid over two million last year, making him the highest paid union official in the country. a new york suburb has banned children who aren't vaccinated against measles from public spaces, including schools and shopping malls, as it fights the state's worst outbreak in decades.
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rockland county has declared a state of emergency — saying the ban will remain in place for 30 days. sophie hutchinson reports. here, just north of new york in rockland county, measles has become a health crisis. vaccination rates have fallen and health officials desperate to halt the spread have taken radical action. effective at the stroke of midnight tonight, march 27th, anyone who is under 18 years of age and is unvaccinated against measles will be barred from public places until the declaration expires in 30 days or until they receive at least their first shot of mmr. reports suggest many of the outbreaks have been in the ultra—orthodox jewish communities. rabbis have been working alongside health officials to encourage people to get their children vaccinated. i think it's a great idea. if you're not going to vaccinate your kids, sit at home. rockland has the largest outbreak
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of measles in the country but across america, there have already been 333 cases this year. that's almost as many as for the whole of 2018. and it's not the only place with a growing problem. there's been a 30% increase in measles worldwide. most european countries aren't meeting vaccination targets. in 2017, there were 100,000 deaths around the world. measles is highly infectious. it can lead to serious health complications such as deafness, learning disabilities and cause fatal pneumonia. the 20th century was called the golden age of vaccination, but now rates have also fallen in england. it's thought that myths about the vaccine being linked to autism are still causing problems, and there's concern about misleading information being promoted on the internet. i have seen an increase in the amount of anti—vaccine campaigning, especially online.
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i think it is a duty, especially of the social media companies, to stop these sorts of messages which are wrong. facebook, which owns instagram, has said it's working to tackle the problem by reducing misleading content, but it's not clear whether that will be enough to reverse this dangerous trend for children. sophie hutchinson, bbc news. the us aircraft manufacturer boeing has insisted its 737 max, which has been grounded by regulators worldwide, is safe despite two crashes involving that model in the past six months. the company said it was working on modifications to an automated anti—stall system, which is believed to have malfunctioned before the first crash, causing a lion air flight to fall into the sea off indonesia. 0ur transport correspondent tom burridge reports.
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boeing 737 max is still missing from the world ‘s guys. the company today insists that the plane was and is saved. the 737 family is a safe aeroplane family and the 737 max builds on the tremendous history of safety that we have seen for the last 50 years. but tonight, senators with uncomfortable questions for those who make the rules on safety at america's faa. not only have the recent crashes shaken the confidence of the public but the questions that have been raised in the aftermath about faa's oversight of aircraft manufacturers, the certification processes for planes and the close relationship between industry and regulatory regular tory bodies threaten to erode trust in the entire system. at the centre of multiple enquiries as the plane's automatic anti— stall system known as an cas. in the crash of indonesia it is believed to have pushed the
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planes nosedown repeatedly into the sea. but did boeing adequately publicise that new system to airlines pilots before the first crash? we obtained a copy of the manualfor pilots crash? we obtained a copy of the manual for pilots flying the 737 max. dated february last year, eight months before the crash in indonesia. in 2.5 —— two and a half thousand pages, the ncas system appearsjust once thousand pages, the ncas system appears just once in a glossary of technical terms. it appears just once in a glossary of technicalterms. it would be appears just once in a glossary of technical terms. it would be totally unheard of to not have a description of that system in the manual. because you need to know what it does. and it is the approved manual that tells you this is the approved piece of kit and this is how it works. boeing said it discussed the new anti— stall mechanisms with dozens new anti— stall mechanisms with d oze ns of new anti— stall mechanisms with dozens of airlines since the plan was launched three years ago. but it has now been modified. boeing's credibility is at stake. time to catch up now on the latest weather forecast. the start of british
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summertime may be peeking over the horizon but we know nature pays little heed to that. so while sisters that we could and parts of the uk reach 18 celsius, 64 fahrenheit, the other side of the cop changed this thursday, 10 degrees at a push for many and it will feel substantially colder. 0ne common theme throughout, the nights will remain quite chilly with a frost possible here and there and as we start thursday morning, close to areas of high pressure, latest of the wind in the south and a great chance of frost and mist and fog to begin with which will have cleared quickly through the morning. if anything on thursday for many a sunny day. still some cloud lingering in the far south—east and the far north—west of scotland with the far north—west of scotland with the odd spot of wind. to the east of high ground, 15, 16 degrees and parts of scotland, could hit 17 or 18 in south—east wales and the midlands. as you go into thursday night, the skies remain clearfor many. across the south whether
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windows lighters, the greatest chance of mist and fog. patch further north but a big change through the day will be increasing amounts of cloud starting to nudge into the west. especially the further north you are with heavy rain across scotland, wind easing through the day. that will introduce something a little more chilli, temperatures
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