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this is bbc news, i'mjoanna gosling this is bbc news at 5 o'clock, live at westminster i'm joanna gosling live to the rejection of the agreement, on a momentous day in parliament. at westminster on a momentous he's called a meeting of the european council on the 10th day in parliament. of april to consider a way forward. currency markets also reacted, with sterling falling slightly. ayes to the right, 286. well, this is the moment the result the ayes to the right, 286. they noes to the left, 344. the noes to the left, 344. was announced a short while ago. so, the noes have it, so the noes have it, the ayes to the right, 286. the noes the noes have it. the noes have it...unlock. unlock. mps have rejected theresa may's the prime minister has indicated her withdrawal agreement for a third departure. she should now go and we time, throwing the uk's brexit to the left, 344. the ayes to the this house has rejected no—deal, it strategy into further confusion should be having a general election. has rejected no brexit, on wednesday we can speak to the director of uk this house has rejected no deal. it has rejected no brexit. it rejected all variations of the and a changing europe. what is your deal on the table, and today it has on wednesday it rejected all the variations of the deal rejected approving the withdrawal right, 286. they nose to the left, assessment of where your are now? it on the table and today it has agreement to learn and to continuing has been described as a the process on the future. this constitutional and political crisis. rejected the withdrawal agreement if we are to leave with anything government will continue to press 344. so, the noes have it, the noes other than no—deal, the withdrawal the case for the orderly brexit that alone and continuing agreement has to get through at some have it. unlock. the prime minister the case for the orderly brexit that the result of the referendum the process on the future. stage. i'm not sure we are in a this government will continue spoke immediately after the result, demands. this deal now has to to press the case for the orderly constitutional crisis yet, but we saying the government would continue are not crunch time where finally in to press for an orderly brexit — change. there has to be an while the opposition labour leader jeremy corbyn repeated his calls the house of commons there is a alternative found. and if the prime realisation that the deadline coming minister can't accept that, then she for a general election. up realisation that the deadline coming up of the 12th of april is a hard one and something needs to happen. must go not at an indeterminate date
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next week will perhaps be and i have i think we can cross now... in the future, but now, so that we a lwa ys next week will perhaps be and i have always said this before, the crucial can decide the future of this country through a general election. mr speaker, i think it should be the brexit process because parliament votes on these indicative a matter of profound regret to every member of this house that once again bids on monday. we see there is a we have been unable to support thousands of brexit—supporting majority for something other than demonstrators leaving the european union the prime minster‘s deal but then i are gathering in parliament square in an orderly fashion. the implications of the house's suspect the government will bring and across central london, decision are grave. withdrawal agreement back in some the legal default now way shape or form because even if to protest against the delay. is that the united kingdom is due to leave the european union parliament says it wants a customs on the 4th of april, union, they still have to sign up to injust 14 days' time. this withdrawal agreement to get it. that is not enough time to agree, legislate for and ratify the deal, and yet the house has been clear it do you think that is ultimately will not permit leaving where we will end up? what mps are without a deal. and so it would have to agree an alternative way forward. concerned about is letting charge of the european union has been clear what happens next going out of their that any further extension will need to have a clear purpose control. they don't have control and will need to be agreed good afternoon and welcome unanimously by the heads once the withdrawal agreement is of the other 27 member states ahead to westminster on what was meant signed. yes and no. one of the to be brexit day but this afternoon of the 12th of april. it is almost certain things that almost happened today is theresa may's brexit plan has to involve the united kingdom suffered a third defeat. being required to hold european parliamentary elections. the amendment about parliament having binding votes on the in dramatic scenes in the house of commons, mps on monday... negotiation of a trade deal. the rejected her eu withdrawal agreement prime minister said that the by 344 votes to 286, on monday, this house government were going to incorporate a majority of 58. that in the bill anyway. that is a will continue the process to see
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way of reassuring mps that they will if there is a stable majority have some say on the trade deal to 34 conservative mps for a particular alternative voted against the deal. version of ourfuture the prime minister said relationship with the eu. come. it is far from certain that of course, all of the options will the implications of the vote require the withdrawal agreement. are ‘grave' and she feared this will pass. there is also a the commons had reached mr speaker, i fear we are sense that we are getting closer reaching the limits of this ‘the limits of the process‘. process in this house. than before to a general election. this house... if parliament on monday demands that and in fiery exchanges, the labour leaderjeremy corbyn this house has rejected no—deal. the prime minister to negotiate reiterated his call something she doesn't want to, the for a general election. it has rejected no brexit. the european council president only way out of that is a general on wednesday it rejected election. everybody is sand that is donald tusk has reacted all the variations of what is looking increasingly likely. the deal on the table. do you think that is probably where to the rejection of the agreement —— he's called a meeting we will end up or could theresa may of the european council on the 10th of april to consider a way forward. and today it has rejected approving the withdrawal agreement the european commission also alone, and continuing a process pivots and say, ok, now we do have released a statement, on the future. this government will continue to a cce pt saying a no—deal brexit on april to press the case for the orderly pivots and say, ok, now we do have to accept the will of parliament? brexit that the result the 12th was now likely. she is very unlikely to pivots. very currency markets reacted — of the referendum demands. with sterling falling. point of order, mrjeremy corbyn. well, this is the moment the result was announced the ayes to the right, 286. few tories supported the customs the noes to the left, 344. on a point of order, mr speaker, union. it is trying to get a customs this is now the third time the prime minister's deal has been rejected. when it was defeated the first time, union. it is trying to get a customs union with the european union could the prime minister said, split her party, which is why i "it is clear this house does not support the deal." think she will resist. let's go back does she now finally accept that the house does
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not support the deal? to our chief political reporter, because she seemed to indicate just now that she's going to return to this issue again. on monday, this house has vicki young. the chance, and i say so, the noes have it, to all members, mr speaker, the noes have it. the responsibility to find crucial to the conservative party's unlock. a majority for a better deal staying in government is the for all the people of this country. mr speaker, the house has been democratic unionist party. they did the prime minister spoke clear, this deal now has to change. not vote for the withdrawal straight after the result, agreement today. nigel dodds is with saying the government would continue there has to be to press for an orderly brexit. an alternative found. mr speaker, i think it should be me. explain why you didn't again and if the prime minister can't a matter of profound regret to every member of this house that once again accept that, then she must go, not at an undetermined date today vote for the withdrawal we have been unable to support agreement? we made some group -- leaving the european union in the future, but now, so that we can decide progress with the government, but in an orderly fashion. the future of this country the implications of the house's through a general election. the fundamental problem remains decision are grave. about the backstop proposals which would keep northern ireland in a the legal default now is that the united kingdom is due what does happen now? let's go to to leave the european union special category and poses long—term on the 4th of april, risks not just for the injust 14 days' time. the house of commons and vicki young is there. good question and one that special category and poses long—term risks notjust for the uk being trapped into it, but northern that is not enough time to agree, ireland being left behind. those eve ryo ne is there. good question and one that everyone here is asking. there were legislate for and ratify the deal, and yet the house has been clear it some suggestions that the defeat had problems have not been addressed will not permit leaving been may be around 20, could have efficiently at the present time. without a deal. and so it would have to agree been may be around 20, could have been the chance of another go at it an alternative way forward. what is the way round that? there next week, but a defeat of 58 i the european union has been clear that any further extension will need was talk about the stormont block, think means that bringing back this to have a clear purpose
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so was talk about the stormont block, and will need to be agreed deal again is probably not going to so northern ireland could have a say happen but let's find out what unanimously by the heads over any new rules and regulations. of the other 27 member states ahead members of the committee. here is of the 12th of april. how or talks are progressing on the transport secretary chris grayling. what does this mean? this that? we were talking about issues it is almost certain is the main policy in tatters stop which could improve the situation to involve the united kingdom being required to hold it is disappointing but it is not european parliamentary elections. regarding the backstop, but there on monday... just the main policy, the withdrawal are fundamental issues about how we agreement is essential to any deal get that law in a way, there are reached with the european union. we can bury the political declaration on monday, this house but they withdrawal agreement is will continue the process to see if there is a stable majority absolutely essential. a labour issues around that. the fact of the for a particular alternative option, customs union and the rest version of ourfuture will step off the house hasjust matter is that dominic rab, a relationship with the eu. of course, all of the options will doneis will step off the house hasjust done is to vote effectively to leave require the withdrawal agreement. potential successor to theresa may, mr speaker, i fear we are said today that the government needs either with no—deal for reversing reaching the limits of this to get serious with the european brexit or kicking it on for long union and them that unless this process in this house. this house... grass. i don't think what's the this house has rejected no—deal. majority in the country want. we backdrop issue is addressed in a have to think very hard of the next sensible way, these problems are few hours we respond to that but going to remain. it is time to say it has rejected no brexit. this is a huge decision! to the eu that this issue needs to disappointing result and it is not on wednesday it rejected all the variations of in the national interest. and why be sorted out. if they don't, what the deal on the table. haven't you been able to persuade parliament to back it? that does is the alternative? a softer brexit, rest with you, the capital of and today it has rejected approving the withdrawal agreement permanent customs union. the way you alone, and continuing a process trimester? there are very strongly held views here. the disputing on the future. voted on those this week was thinks people are putting a small this government will continue
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to press the case for the orderly posse. the labour policy is to leave interesting. we will measure brexit that the result the european union with a customs whatever options are available, does of the referendum demands. union and a bit of the single market it deliver brexit and doesn't and it requires the withdrawal maintain the integrity of the united point of order, mrjeremy corbyn. agreement but today they voted against i would tell agreement, how does that look? in your own party kingdom economically and on a point of order, mr speaker, politically? we want to make sure this is now the third time you had a sizeable number of your there are no internal trade barriers the prime minister's deal has been rejected. own mps who'd haven't backed it. we when it was defeated the first time, between northern ireland and the the prime minister said, have seen a lot of mps moved back to "it is clear this house does not rest of the uk. we will look at any support the deal." the deal which they realise is the does she now finally only political... i am disappointed option. whilst we believe it was accept that the house does not support the deal? some haven't done that. the reality right to vote leave, when we were in because she seemed to indicate just is we still have to find a way the european union people were happy now that she's going to return through. we cannot leave the to this issue again. european union with a deal without with that in northern ireland because we were there together with on monday, this house has the withdrawal agreement that is everybody else. as we leave, or the chance, and i say being there today. that has been to all members, mr speaker, very clear for weeks and weeks. the responsibility to find whatever we may decide about the simple request as we don't create a majority for a better deal those economic barriers that could for all the people of this country. customs union or parts of the single be interested in northern ireland in mr speaker, the house has been market, you need that parliament has voted against today. on monday we the long term. we will look at any clear, this deal now has to change. proposal on that. there are many will have more indicative votes but there has to be you have to remember the prime an alternative found. and if the prime minister can't conservative mps who said that the minister's deal has got more votes accept that, then she must go, in parliament this week than any dup drivea not at an undetermined date other option. parliament has to sort conservative mps who said that the dup drive a hard bargain, but in the end they might be risking letting in in the future, but now, this out. we cannot simply leave the country drifting rudderless into i so that we can decide jeremy corbyn. do you accept that? the future of this country don't know what. over the next few through a general election. hours and a very short number of no, i don't.
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days we have to sort this out. the jeremy corbyn. do you accept that? no, idon't. some jeremy corbyn. do you accept that? no, i don't. some of this has been hyped up a bit to try to force people watching this, they will be people's hands, but you have to deal we have a statementjust through with what is in front of you and from leo varadkar the taoiseach, extremely concerned, what will the what you judge to be in the best government do now? theresa may said it was great but she didn't say what interests of northern ireland. saying the government notes the nobody in our party or no sensible decision of the house of commons to she would do. people would expect us reject the indicative withdrawal to take a moment to work the best genius wants to seejeremy corbyn in agreement is now up to the uk to office, but that doesn't mean that indicate how it plans to proceed in path forward. i am frustrated. i order to avoid a no—deal scenario. backed this deal. we didn't like all we will vote for something that is the european council as agreed of it but something had to be done unanimously that the withdrawal because i thought it was the right agreement will not be reopened. thing for the country. so did the injurious to the union. we want to vast majority of my colleagues and a ireland has been preparing withdrawal agreement that we can intensively for a no—deal scenario numberof vast majority of my colleagues and a number of brave labour mps who vote for. could that be a choice crossed the floor of the house to be but no one should underestimate the difficulties that i no—deal would with us tonight. what i don't understand is why that alternative between brexit and the uk? the union present for all of us including the uk. it is not clear that the uk has blocked all of those who believe on will always be first for us. nigel fully understood that no—deal is not the alternative policy requires the thing they voted against today shows dodds, thank you very much. that none of... are you relaxed of the agenda, rather it is a growing possibility. and it goes on about the prospect of no—deal on the 12th of april? the government has we are going to get the view from to say, i believe we must be open to done a lot of preparation of the beyond here in moments. we will la st done a lot of preparation of the last 12 months. has it done enough? speak to our scotland editor, sarah a long extension should the united smith. our ireland correspondent is kingdom decide to fundamentally reconsider its approach to brexit i think we are in pretty good shape and put back on the table options for a no—deal. i i think we are in pretty good shape in newry. first to our welsh fora no—deal. lam not i think we are in pretty good shape for a no—deal. lam not saying it is previously ruled out. i believe that the best option or it is good for correspondent in swansea. at will result in a generous and
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reaction from there to what has been business, or the country, understanding response from the 27. the best option or it is good for business, orthe country, but the best option or it is good for business, or the country, but people should understand that if today the happening here? overall, the people this goes out to brussels and our mps leave us in a position where the european sides off you go on the europe correspondent damian of wales voted to leave. we are grammaticas. damien, the president 12th of april, we have done lots of soaking up the sun here on the of the european council also saying groundwork to prepare for that. they will be european council seafront in swansea. people in this meeting on the 10th of april. what we'll theresa may ask for another cafe are starting to digest what is is the reaction from there? exactly. happening in westminster. gloria, delight brexit, a longer extension, the eu have to decide but will she donald tusk‘s reaction, it was very ask? she has been clear she won't ask? she has been clear she won't you voted to leave. what is your ask beyond june, i think we have to fast, he came out within minutes of reaction to what is happening?” the vote in london, saying that he think what is the best way forward. on monday we have indicative votes was now calling this emergency eu you voted to leave. what is your reaction to what is happening? i am very disappointed. the prime and after wednesday when nothing got majority it is not clear that will minister has done all she possibly summit on april the 10th. that is lead to anything. cabinet meeting can do. i don't think anyone else to soon? i now have no doubt they will two days before the uk's new exit do any better. what is your response be working over the weekend and to the fact that she has no loss departure. now it is april the 12th. discussing things. thank you. this vote again? well, what can we obviously people here trying to donald tusk has said april the 10th catch up with what has happened today and come up with a plan about say? nobody can say truly what will is the date that a special summit and the eu has said the uk must what to do next. thank you for happen now. uncertainty, definitely. indicate or needs to indicate before getting us up to date with some that date how it intends to proceed, crucial reaction from the cabinet minister saying if we have two we concerned, really. you were too so eu leaders can gather here and are in pretty good shape for no—deal. let's take you to brussels.
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young to vote in the referendum. consider the path forward. but with live now to brussels the european commission is saying is what do you make of what has been and our europe editor katya adler. happening? i think the chaos, i that now no—deal appears we have heard already about plans increasingly likely, we have heard a sort of chorus of dismay from around for another european summit. yes, would blame david cameron for all of it. you shouldn't have held the european capitals as well, just to this doesn't come as a surprise step built in the first place and she give you a quick labour. the dutch, should have been more prepared at we have been hearing this for over a the time for the potential of our the prime minister saying the risk week. because there is this deadline ofa the prime minister saying the risk of a no—deal brexit is very real, leave votes, which is what we got on the end. theresa may should have of the 12th of april by which time leaving the only route now to an we have to hear in brussels from the orderly brexit for the british to known that she was going to lose make clear what they want. the again today because she has lost austrians, they say an orderly twice already. was there any point prime minister which way forward she brexit is now becoming less and less would like to take for brexit. there in holding another vote today? i don't think so. all we can do now is likely. the latvian foreign minister will be an eu leaders summit on the 10th of april where they will be simply said, dear britain, please hope that the government manages to able to debate what she has in mind do something before the 12th of tell us what you really want some of april otherwise it isjust more the eu now looking to the uk to come because she has to let them know in up the eu now looking to the uk to come advance. there is an air of chaos, more uncertainty. that will up with something and fast. and so resignation here. there wasn't a be bad for the economy. it is bad when it keeps being reiterated for people's morale, as well. people varied that no—deal is definitely huge expectation is that the withdrawal agreement would be passed not off the table and looking today even though that would have increasingly likely, that would be because of a refusal for there to be been eu leaders' ideal. at this will be happy with the government point there is a focus on trying to because they haven't done enough to a longer extension i presume. how likely is that? no, ithink prevent the uncertainty and chaos that has happened. i think we should limitany ask the people again because i think point there is a focus on trying to limit any damage to the eu from
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thatis a longer extension i presume. how likely is that? no, i think the eu brexit itself or from a no—deal ask the people again because i think that is the only resolution that can is saying that is that is now the be had at the moment. if the people brexit. rather than what the uk is default scenario, so the situation going to do next. people here say they have given up trying to predict we are in, no agreement has passed what is going to happen in the uk. we re be had at the moment. if the people were asked again, would you change they will take their decisions. they your mind? i wouldn't. we need to through parliament in london, so we re they will take their decisions. they were respected but they need to look there is no withdrawal agreement in leave and we voted to leave and i after ourselves in the eu and place. in the meantime, the eu is think that is what we should do. european single market. it is very much message here today step at the now agreed that the exact date is thank you very much forjoining us moment they see two main options this afternoon. from sunny swansea, april the 12th, so we are heading to available to the uk, one would be a an april the 12th exit date was no no—deal brexit and another would be back to you, joanna. emma vardy is agreement in place which means the default is a no—deal exit for the uk asking for a longer extension which would mean the uk taking part in on april the 12th unless something european parliamentary elections. of else happens before then. and you injuryfor back to you, joanna. emma vardy is injury for us. at back to you, joanna. emma vardy is in jury for us. at reaction there? course there is a small possibility they do see here that the prime say would that be because they that result this afternoon will have wouldn't agree an extension? i think minister may get the brexit deal thatis wouldn't agree an extension? i think that is not the case. the eu would past before she sees eu leaders on been watched with dismay, really, by be mounted i think to agree an the 10th of april or have enough of many people living in communities extension, but it needs to be on north and south of the irish border. a change, if there are these certain conditions. the first one is indicative votes by mps on monday, they have been here three times now, that condition that the uk has to indicating a clear direction they come up with a plan, a way forward, wa nt to brought to the point hoping that indicating a clear direction they want to go when in order that that could be something like the something new is on the table and there would perhaps be a resolution. the prime minister can say aye think many people round here was hoping votes on monday and parliament for a customs union —type approach to a this time i can get it passed. all there would be certainty for future relationship. that might be a
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of this speculation and the eu in plan for the way forward. equally businesses. once again, they will have just seen that deal be voted something like a confirmatory vote, quite a defensive mode today. we a new referendum in the uk, it could down with a lot of disappointment. have just a few seconds left but i be applied in the uk could bring to wa nt to have just a few seconds left but i want to put it to you that the businesses have spent two years here uncertainty must meet perhaps worst wondering how brexit will affect the eu. those sorts of things would be one thing. the other condition is of all for northern ireland and the the eu have always said, the uk people of ireland. the uncertainty them in the future. still no a nswe i’s , agreeing if it is going to be a long them in the future. still no answers, right down to the wire. it extension to take part in european is already having an effect. there is terrible for northern ireland and parliament elections in may. hurdle are businesses with contracts on is the uk has to cross and it is ireland, because it is notjust about economics or trade, or hold, investments on hold, some irish exporters are trying to still the eu 27 leaders now who businesses, it is absolutely also would agree an extension, it is in about the peace process and this has re—route their goods to europe by their power to grant it, the uk does been foremost in their minds not automatically get one. they are throughout brexit negotiations and still heading for the 12th of april 110w throughout brexit negotiations and now that no—deal looks like it could not going to the uk at all. there be looming, there will be a lot of u nless still heading for the 12th of april unless all those conditions are met. will be huge disappointment for the thank you very much. there has been worry they're in particular. catcher many people who opposed bragg set reaction from the demonstrators adler in brussels, thank you for near to the irish border. he heard gathered outside parliament as you being with us. we are absorbing the would imagine, to the news that the the reaction from nigel dodds of the impact of this third defeat for dup. despite all of this worry here deal was rejected again by theresa may and her withdrawal agreement, even though the vote for parliament. you can see the number mps to was simply on the divorce of protesters in parliament square at the irish border, the dup is deal rather than the future as grown considerably throughout the still confident that they have relationship. we will continue to enough support from their supporters
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keep you up to date from westminster for their firm day. certainly this morning it was enough support from their supporters this afternoon and try to tell you for theirfirm position, enough support from their supporters fortheirfirm position, not enough support from their supporters for theirfirm position, not backing the withdrawal agreement unless what lies ahead. we are live in leave demonstrators gathering there. iam assuming there are changes that help placate leave demonstrators gathering there. i am assuming it is still leave them and the fears that the backstop demonstrators who are in that could chip away at northern particular area. but there are ireland's position in the united westminster after that third defeat kingdom. the irish government is demonstrations, planned today by watching all of this play out with a for the government on the withdrawal lot of worry. there could be a huge people on both sides of this debate, agreement. the defeat was by a economic impact on ireland if the uk remain and leave. they are gathered we re economic impact on ireland if the uk were to leave with new deal at all. smaller number than before but nonetheless still a large defeat for there of course on the day that we just a mark of how serious that the government and certainly larger situation is getting for ireland, we re there of course on the day that we were meant to leave the eu. it than threes and i would have hoped next week the german chancellor will wasn't anticipated, it wasn't known for. 58 mps voting against the that we would actually be going be flying to dublin for talks with the taoiseach, another sign of how through what has happened today in withdrawal agreement. shortly before the vote theresa may had told the this is going down to the wire and political terms, in terms of that commons this was the last opportunity to guarantee brexit. if the sort of grave concern there is vote that has happened inside the they backed the deal britain would commons. that became an imperative have left the european union on the in dublin as well as in london. because of the schedule that has 22nd of may. but now mps have until been laid out by the eu in terms of thank you, emma. donald tusk has an extension. but it is certainly said there will be a european not what anyone would have the 12th of april to find an council meeting on the 10th of anticipated previously, but on this alternative plan. let's go to our april. let's go to glasgow and sara day that we were supposed to lead, parliament would be voting yet again on the withdrawal agreement, and yet chief political correspondent vicki young who is in the houses of smith. the snp are very clear that parliament, with reaction from again that mps would reject it.
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there. over to you. i think lots of they want to see everything stopped. let's get some reaction to what has what has the reaction been from people thought if it was a very happened with our chief political correspondent vicki young, who is narrow defeat there was a there? they would like to stop inside the houses of parliament.” possibility of the government bringing forward the withdrawal bill brexit if they could. we have heard think what everyone is really asking next week and may be trying to get around it that way but i think at from nicola sturgeon, the leader of is whether the prime minister's deal the feet of 58, higher than lots of the snp. she said that the prime is whether the prime minister's deal is dead, now it has been defeated ministers i have been speaking to three times, does that mean that minister must not accept that the thought, and really no one knows deal is dead. nicola sturgeon's thatisit? what will happen. the cabinet three times, does that mean that that is it? interesting when the preferred option would be to revoke result can so i was standing with clearly have plans to meet in the the minister and they were clearly next few hours and days to try and disappointing by how much it had sort out what they're going to do. article 50 and have another theresa may has always said she referendum. she has also said that been defeated by, 58 votes, i think would not be happy asking for a they were hoping if it was between the snp will work with others to likely extension, delay to brexit 20 or30, it and taking part in those european find the best option possible when they were hoping if it was between 20 or 30, it could have meant the possibility of yet another go at elections. she may be given little parliament takes more indicative some point next week for the week choice. let's speak to richard votes on monday to see what their after. but i think most of them feel burden the lad labour shadow brust preferred option would be. this is now that would be very difficult to really interesting because this week do. another idea being floated and justice secretary. you have not voted for this today and he voted there was a vote on remaining in the is not rejected outright is the customs union. that didn't get against it. why did you put against possibility of theresa may's deal being put up against the winner of it? because as the prime minister majority support in the house of commons but that was partly because monday's indicative votes, so on repeatedly made clear, there shouldn't have been a separation the snp abstained. had they voted for that, that is the one option monday's indicative votes, so on monday there will be another series between the withdrawal agreement and that would have got the support of a of birds, this process whereby the political declaration. especially since the prime minister backbench mps with one of the —— said she is going to disappear the majority in the house of commons. they might come round to that if it oliver letwin in charge, will try to
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withdrawal agreement has been meant membership of the single get a consensus that they can all agreed. she is asking us even if we market. the snp want to remain in trust her, which i don't buy the rally round and put it up against the eu but if that is not possible the prime minister's dale, sea which to one compromise that could accept is the winner, but nobody knows is way,, trust the most black —— blank would leaving the european union the truth, cabinet will surely be while while remaining in the single check of all brexit processes, where meeting in the next few days to try and sort out what they do, does it could be michael gove or boris market and customs union. they wouldn't vote for a customs union theresa may go and ask for a likely johnson or various other people who only this week, but they might vote to later brexit, that extension and would be then framing the political foran only this week, but they might vote for an option that included the taking part in eu elections? she has declaration afterwards. we can't single market and the customs union. made it clear before that is not trust them with workers' rights. the something she would do is buy that could be an option that could minister. speculation about her own only thing we can trust them to do get majority support in the house of is try to use the political future, the possibility of a general commons. what the snp would most declaration is an opportunity to election, options still there. after finish the job thatcher started of a the result i spoke to transport like his article 50 to be revoked secretary chris grayling and he has bonfire of public services and what he said. it is hugely workers' rights. it is no wonder the and just like his article 50 to be revoked andjust up like his article 50 to be revoked and just up the process, but they know that isn't likely. sarah, thank labour mps workers' rights. it is no wonder the labourmps apart workers' rights. it is no wonder the disappointing but it is notjust the labour mps apart from five who supported it went and opposed this main policy, the withdrawal agreement is essential to any deal. today. the political declaration you. you can see lots of flags here, isn't finding anyway. the withdrawal we can vary the political declaration but the withdrawal agreement as everyone accepts, you demonstrators behind me herejust will have to have one, if there is a outside the houses of parliament. agreement is essential. to the general election and you come into labour option, customs union. the just on the road at parliament power, you need withdrawal agreement. cursed starmer and others square there are demonstrators out house hasjust voted effectively in your party have said you wouldn't labour option, customs union. the house has just voted effectively to in force. i think that all of these leave this country either leaving on change any of this. it has been the 12th of april with no—deal or demonstrators we are looking at our
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negotiated and it looks like you are reversing brexit or taking it into blocking brexit to date. we are not. leave m ea ns demonstrators we are looking at our the long grass. i don't think the we should have let the european leave means leave demonstrators. the union today step you could have done majority of this country want that. we will have to think very hard how if you voted for it. we could have we respond to that but this is a hugely disappointing result that is done if the prime minister hadn't mood has got a little angrier since not in the national interest. why spent three years treating that votes in the commons and the negotiations as an alternative haven't you been able to persuade conservative party squabble which is voices are getting louder. you can parliament? that rests with the what she has done. it has been made cabinet on the prime minister. there see lots of police vans or outs. clear the separation of the are some very political declaration and withdrawal there were a number of cabinet on the prime minister. there are some very strongly held views. agreement isn't appropriate, as demonstrations expected around what i find disappointing is there westminster today on both sides of are people voting against their own parliamentary parlour game. she the arguments, extra police have policy. the labour policy which is managed to bring this back by taking been drafted in to deal with the to leave the european union with a customs union and the single market bets out of it and the political demonstrators on this day that was requires the withdrawal agreement but they have voted against that declaration... she would say it was supposed to be the day that we left withdrawal agreement. how does that because she wanted to try and honour the eu. that date has not been work? you had a sizeable number of the result of the referendum and get pushed back to the 12th of april and this through, something labour some who knows where it goes beyond that? your own mps, over 30 haven't people would argue have not done. factored. a lot of mps moved to back she wanted to get political cover to nudge towards a damaging brexit that the dates is now to either leave the deal because they realised it is would be negotiated by her, would be the deal because they realised it is the only alternative. i disappointed that some haven't done that. the reality is we still have to find a negotiated by whichever conservative without a deal or have a long delay. way through. we cannot leave the party politician replaces her. that european union with a deal without means that parliament couldn't the withdrawal agreement stop that really know what it was improving the uk would then have to field has been clear for weeks. whatever today. what will you do now and what
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candidates in the european elections. let's talk to angela we decide about the customs union should happen? i think what should and single market, you need what happen now is a theresa may finally smith from the independent group, has to accept the deal is completely the breakaway group of mps who have parliament has voted against today. dead. she needs to drop the red not been an official party until on monday we will have more lines and what we need is some kind now, but they are changing their indicative votes but you have to of soft brexit so we can leave the rememberthe indicative votes but you have to remember the prime minister's deal name to change uk and they will set has got more votes in parliament european union, not take part in the this week than any other option. european union, not take part in the up name to change uk and they will set up as an official party in order to european union, not take part in the european union elections, respect the result of the referendum and parliament has to sort this out. we field candidates in the european can simply leave the country bring people together who voted labourundermined. drifting rudderless into this. in bring people together who voted labour undermined. they have to do elections that's right. we once an it by april the 12th now.|j the next hours and days we have to labour undermined. they have to do it by april the 12th now. i think thatis sort this out. lots of people and it by april the 12th now. i think that is possible but the block isn't just the prime minister, it is the 00:15:31,248 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 conservative party. businesses will be extremely concerned about what has happened. elections that's right. we once an what is the government going to do election for a leader in our party now? theresa may said it was great in september, but we were aware that but she didn't say what she would do european election should go ahead —— if. people would expect us to take a could go ahead so we want to field moment to work out the best path candidates in that so we have forward. i can understand the registered our application to become frustration. i backed this deal all the way through. i didn't like all a party today. have you had people of it but i thought it was the right thing for the country. so did the coming forward to want to become majority of my colleagues. a number of brave labour mps crossed the floor of the house to be with us. i candidates? we have had lots of
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people coming forward. we need to don't understand why that find a way of finding the right alternative block who all of them who believe in the alternative policy that requires the thing they candidates. the key proposal that voted against today chose nonetheless to vote against.” you have is that you want there to relaxed about prospect of no—deal? be our people's folks. the snp said that was chris grayling speaking to me earlier. clearly no plan, a lot they would potentially get behind a customs union and the single market. of people wondering if there is a if that were to be an option. it is plan b. others in the conservative party hearing about the sizeable something that may come through in numbers of tory mps who refused to the commons. you are saying yes, you bid for this. i spoke to one of them from the european research group, would also be supportive of that? to that group of pro—brexit mps many of be honest, as a group we will whom change their minds, one of them determine collectively which of whom change their minds, one of them who didn't was steve baker.” those options we support in the whom change their minds, one of them who didn't was steve baker. i will say that as late as last night i was commons on monday and possibly next still wrestling with whether or not i should vote for it in case we week as well. whatever deal is would lose brexit. jacob rees—mogg agreed by parliament, we think it has made the case articulately but i should go to the people for decided that i had to stick with the confirmation. it should be a final dup on the issue of the union and in say vote by the people. they voted the end i couldn't put my name to the end i couldn't put my name to in principle to leave in 2016, but the backstop so i voted against it but it is now all about choices. once we have decided what the deal what we would prefer to do i think
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looks like, the people deserve to is correct the flaws in the backstop have the final say, not parliament. and then we can find a way to it is parliament because myjob to support it. some people listening to agree a deal and to put it to the you will say that you and some of your colleagues have been campaigning for brexit for decades, people. i wish theresa may would recognise that. she could have got entire political career, logical her deal over the line if she had agreed to put it to the people. life, and yet today given the chance her deal over the line if she had agreed to put it to the peoplem for the uk to leave very soon you there is to be a negotiated... have the right way. if only that sorry, we have to go straight back thesis were true. if that were true, to the house of commons. vicki young has reaction there. we would have voted for the deal and we would have voted for the deal and we would have voted for the deal and we would be living successfully. the problem is the deal is rotten, it i have ian blackford from the snp. stinks, it triple locks us into the the government send out there will eu particularly if the political be grave consequences. aren't you a declaration was carried through and thatis declaration was carried through and that is why it has been eurosceptic worry that it could be a no—deal brexit on the 12th of april? conservatives opposing it. when remain colleagues are telling you parliament has the obligation to you need to be voting for this deal ta ke parliament has the obligation to take no deal of the table. we have and your respect saying not, you should start thinking this is not a the option of relocation. no deal good deal. people here today would be disastrous for the economy. congratulating me and thanking me. normal voters grateful that we have the government has made it clear voted on this deal because they know that there are clear risks for it stinks. the prime minister said people. they even talked about the very clearly that she feels they potential for civil unrest. we cannot countenance such a risk. we we re very clearly that she feels they were reaching the limits of this
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process. some people reading that is need to take responsibility to make the possibility even of a general sure that no deal can happen under any circumstances. we need to election. thank you very much. the understand that the 12th of april is too short a period. we need some demonstrations are getting louder space. if parliament can make some here out side parliament. let's take progress on a consensus next week, a look at what is happening on the we can all gravitate towards that. streets behind us. there is the the european council will meet on the 10th of april and they will give aerial shot, parliament square, us an the 10th of april and they will give us an extension to the article 50 which is crammed now with process. we need time and space to protesters. just behind us here resolve this. this is a problem of there are people marching along the the government's macon. theresa may streets with drums and whistles and hasn't work with other parties. on shouting and holding banners, some three occasions her deal has been defeated. it must not now come back now saying still the leaf means it must be gone forever, consigned to history. we need to recognise leave demonstrators, betrayed by with the brexit and past that we ireland, says one banner. this is have, parliament has been able to come up with the solution. any the day we were due to leave the eu. solution we get has to be on the let's bring the former permanent basis that we put it back to the secretary of the foreign office. people, there has to be a people's thank you forjoining us. he vote. knowing that the prime previously wanted to to be a delight
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minister's are numbered, there will to the 30th ofjune. what do you bea minister's are numbered, there will be a new conservative prime think now? i think now we will minister, that can be imposed on the probably have a delay because what we have learned over the last week uk without an election. we need to as it actually parliament doesn't have a peoples votes. we will have know what it wants to do and doesn't to have a general election. people believe that brexit works. so we deserve to have their say. the prime don't have a position. we'll have more votes next week stop may be the minister talked about parliament having to find its way through. i prime minister will try and have another meaningful vote next week interview lots of people from lots but by the end of next week i think of parties and they all talk about we will be preparing to go back to compromise, but they never want to the eu and ask for a longer compromise, but they never want to compromise what they want to. is the extension and that means we need a snp willing to compromise? we don't wa nt snp willing to compromise? we don't want brexit to happen. that is the proposal. what would you think that proposal. what would you think that proposal should look like?m best thing economically, socially, culturally. i have been meeting on a depends whether we establish a clearer position on what parliament regular basis with the liberal favours next week, whether it is a democrats, the greens, the labour different version of this deal or a party, and we will work in a customs union or whatever, but it determined fashion to try and see if also depends on what conditions the eu said. after all we are creating a we can achieve a compromise. it is big headache for them. they will not important that the commons does give us another extension unless they are confident that we have a accept its responsibilities. you plan that can work. do you think we have a big group of mps here and you
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are inevitably going to end up with could make the difference. the general election? my own view it presumably a so—called soft brexit, is very likely we will end up with single market, that could be the either a general election or thing that may be your party could referendum to sort this out in the end. we got people in the streets vote for? i think staying in the european union is the best thing, stop there have been many demonstrations, there have been but our compromised position had petition signed, people in force been right from december 2016, saying what they want. is it staying in the single market and ultimately now with parliament customs union. staying in is the deadlocked right—footed to be a second referendum ? best deal, but we will engage deadlocked right—footed to be a second referendum? people have constructively in that process. protested on both sides, some best deal, but we will engage constructively in that processlj constructively in that process.” against and some in favour of know you have to go and get an brexit. parliament has been seeking to assert about but hasn't managed. aeroplane! what we are learning is exit doesn't someone you were talking to earlier work. none of the forms of brexit mrwedding someone you were talking to earlier identified works so we should give mr wedding today! let's speak to the ourselves some time to think it through again. when you say it conservative mp philip lee. you doesn't work, mps won't get behind voted against the deal. why? i what has been... that is because strongly believe that any bread is a when they look at the facts and deal that emanates from this process analyse that they understand that must be put back to the british actually these options are not in the interests of the country so that public for their consent. so why is why they can't coalesce around any. sorry to interrupt but those are the exact arguments that were footnoted the withdrawal agreement? that is about leaving, not about the held before the referendum, and the
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next step. you have to secure a result of the referendum was we should leave. the trouble was it was policy change from the government by held before we really thought through what the options were and blocking their current policy and their policy isn't to take it to the article 50 was triggered before the government had conducted a serious public. until they attach a sublet exercise in looking at the different options and debating them. that is why we are where we are now. we have —— subject to a public vote to a come to a party line and we are in a brexit settlement, i am another of mess because of that. so are we —— number of colleagues were not the affecting free seeing unfolding over the months and years a slow process author. so it is gameplaying? no, of trying to thwart brexit?” this is about a serious issue. the months and years a slow process of trying to thwart brexit? i don't think that has been the case. there has been a serious effort in the government and parliament to do it but we have learned how difficult it the government has done its best to is and that the recent agreement on what sort of brexit we want. try and do something to match the actually probably we have learnt in the interests of the country it promises, but has fallen short. some would be better not leaving the eu. we can say that because we had the people don't think that this is the referendum, if we were to make that brexit that they have campaigned choice if it would have to go back for. when you have this disagreement to the people either in a referendum on the street here in london, can or on election. it may be that next only be the right way to take a back week there is consensus in the to the public for their further commons behind a customs union. if consent. we effectively pretty much
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that were the case should theresa at the end of a process in the may then support that? then she would have to go back to the eu comments which was always because... they would have to be a inevitable? it was always going to be like this. has there been a negotiation. they wouldn't just say yes. that would be a proposal we deliberate thwarting of brexit going would take back and say we now have a majority behind this, do you want on? what you have got here is 650 to give us more time to negotiate that option? i think the eu will mps trying to do what they think is probably give us more time if we best for the country. the problem is have a clear plan. what period of time do you think we are looking at it that there isn't a majority for any particular solution. but no one because we get into the territory of fighting in the eu elections?m is compromising. people are depends on what we come up with but entrenched. there has been quite a there is the risk we then have to lot of compromise along the way. the fight the european parliament elections and if we don't have a difficulty is, and this is why clear position or if we are going to having such a complex issue decided have an election or referendum clearly we need more time. so we ona simple having such a complex issue decided on a simple yes or no way in 2016, don't know at the moment. it looks these days is that we are heading before the negotiation had taken towards a longer than a shorter place, and you bring that result to extension. longer like over a year? a representative democracy like the end of the year or next year, we this, you get these problems. i don't know exactly how long. given concluded reluctantly that the only the lack of clarity it is hard to way out of this was to complete the imagine we will sort this out having circle by going back to the public failed to do so in three years in
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for their consent on the deal that another three weeks. simon fraser, has been negotiated, not the brexit thank you very much. let's show you vision that was promised. that was the scene that there is on the banks not deliverable. it looks like we are going to be heading for a long of the times. you can see there the delay. i don't know what we will houses of parliament and parliament head for now. the prime minister and her team have to go away over the square, and the protesters gathered weekend and reflect on the options they have. i don't think there are in that square. and they are making many. i honestly think this is not a lot of noise every time they come past here as they go past the houses about brexit or not, i am not trying of parliament. there is anger, there to stop brexit per se, i'm trying to are claims of betrayal. and there reassure myself and my colleagues that the people understand the are claims of betrayal. and there are equally strong voices on the brexit they are getting —— getting other side, people who say that they is not what they were promised in 2016. if they agree to it, that is would now like for there to be a fine by me, but i think it is only public vote or even a revocation of right to go through that process. article 50. in terms of the process there are as things stand, now it will go back right to go through that process. there a re protesters right to go through that process. there are protesters out and about in force today in london. let's go to mps again on monday when mps will get to vote on the range of options to parliament square, which is not that they previously looked at,
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far behind me, outside the houses of voted now actually to everything on parliament. sarah walton is there. wednesday, at times no to the edge how forceful a re parliament. sarah walton is there. how forceful are the demonstrators different options that were put forward then, and again they have today? it is very loud, very noisy, said no to the withdrawal agreement. theresa may making the point to die thousands of people gathered here. after that withdrawal agreement was more are arriving all the time as voted down that if there is to be —— groups meets in central london and today. if there is to be a negotiated department from the eu make their way here to parliament the withdrawal agreement has to be square. nigel farage will be speaking to the crowd here soon. at signed, because the alternative is an appeal brexit and that is the other side of the square there something mps have said they don't isa the other side of the square there want. let's bring on the route is a rally organised by ukip where reality check correspondent chris morris who was here. mps have said tommy robinson was addressing the crowd about half an hour ago. there now for the third time. it was by a are counter demonstrations and smaller number but nonetheless still a much higher number than the through remain support groups. the government would have hoped for. a much higher number than the government would have hoped fonm certainly is. i think they were majority of people here and i are hoping to bring it down a bit more brexit supporters. many of them have than that. what it means is now in said they plan to come to london today for a celebration of the day law, either we leave with no—deal on the 12th of april or something happens in the next 13 or 14 days to that the uk would leave the eu, but of course that hasn't happened change that, which means the uk
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today. there was no big reaction out coming up with some sort of new here when the results of the vote understanding to indicate a way came through. chatting to some forward and then the european union protesters they have told me they agreeing to it. we know that donald have become so disillusioned with tusk has called a european summit on the whole political process that the 10th of april which means that a they are not paying any attention to couple of days before that, the uk what is going on in parliament any more, theyjust what is going on in parliament any more, they just want the needs to be sending pretty strong what is going on in parliament any more, theyjust want the government to keep their bread promise. thank signals to brussels which can then be sent on to other european capitals to give them time to mull it over before the leaders meet. you very much. we are going to have which means next week, and i know we have said this a lot, next week is a more reaction fourjuly from westminster, but that's kept the crucial week. not only will we have weather. the process of indicative votes in parliament, but the indications from the government are that they are then mindful to bring back another the weather will change as we head through the weekend. plenty of meaningful vote which could be a run—off if you like between whatever sunshine has lifted the temperatures and we are getting up to around 18 emerges from sir oliver letwin's degrees and quite a few places. that indicative bid process and theresa may's deal. the irony of that is if will change through the weekend. at the moment we have these gentle that were to be the case, both of south—westerly breeze is bringing those options still need the some warmth by day, but here is the withdrawal agreement which has just been rejected again today to be colder air, which will sweep its way passed as part of the overall
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down through many parts of the package. is theresa may giving any country this weekend. by sunday, this will be a typical maximum indication that she would support, temperature for some places. the if what the commons might agree to changes coming in behind this band support in terms of a compromise, a of cloud, this is where we have the customs union, which you do that we cold air to the north of the cloud. did end up actually being more like a bit of rain and drizzle in the a general election? i would imagine cloud. most places will be dry with she would find it very difficult because as we know she sat down some red lines very early on in this sunshine. the temperatures will be process , red lines very early on in this process, one of them was that we leave the customs union so we can do between 16 and 18 degrees. it will get cold underneath the clear skies fully independent trade deals around and we might find more of this mist the world. that would rule out membership of the customs union. and we might find more of this mist and glue cloud and fog forming in another was to bring freedom of movement to an end. that would rule out membership of the single market. west wales —— in wales and the there are those who put forward the western side of england. not too common market 2.0 option, which cold in northern ireland overnight, would be membership of the european but under the clear skies and free trade association. they say temperatures could get down close to that yes, that does mean freedom of freezing in rural areas. these areas movement but there are certain circumstances in which you could of cloud and patchy fog, particularly in parts of the limit that, and emergency brake system but the only country that has midlands, pushing on across north done that in the past was lifted in wales. there is our main bands of stein, which is about how the size
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cloud producing a bit of rain and ofa number of stein, which is about how the size of a number of people who have been drizzle, to the north of it some demonstrating outside parliament sunshine beginning to arrive. they today, so the idea that a country will continue up towards shetland. the size of the united kingdom could do something like that is yet to be tested. the eu is saying that we there is our main area of cloud. it stumbled there is our main area of cloud. it stu m bled slowly shouldn't underestimate the prospects of a no—deal brexit, and there is our main area of cloud. it stumbled slowly southwards. a little if that were the case it would be on drizzle over the hills. sunny spells to the south and the temperatures the 12th of april. if there were to getting up to 18 or 19 degrees in be an extension instead, what is the the south—east of england. much colder to the north of that. the likely length of an extension?” think if there was no—deal it cloud on that weather fronts, not wouldn't necessarily be on the 12th, that would be the deadline, but then you have until the period until the any rain on that weather fronts. it 22nd of may which is the real looks like it will be a dry day on deadline in terms of they would want us deadline in terms of they would want us out before the european elections sunday. more cloud across southern begin on the 23rd, i don't think parts of england and wales, and may they would have it right up until bea parts of england and wales, and may be a sunny start further north but the cloud will tend to bubble up. then but the 12th of april would be sunny spells, a dry day, light winds a very sudden no—deal scenario, so i but all of us will feel colder, can imaginea a very sudden no—deal scenario, so i can imagine a scenario where they particularly on the eastern side of might seta can imagine a scenario where they might set a date a bit lighter. but the uk. i think they would still prefer, not all of them, but my sense from being in brussels at the summit thusly, they would still prefer if they can
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more clarity from the uk, a longer extension however difficult that may be. long doesn't mean a month and then another month and then another month, it probably means something more like nine months to a year because not only did they have european elections, they have to elect a new commission, a new president of the european council, it isa president of the european council, it is a season of change coming up in the european union. they don't wa nt to in the european union. they don't want to be having to deal with emergency summits on brexit every month throughout the summer. thank you very much. let's check in again with what is happening on the streets behind here, because as we have been seeing and hearing, there are many demonstrators out, the numbers are growing. these are leave means numbers are growing. these are leave m ea ns leave numbers are growing. these are leave means leave demonstrators. there we re means leave demonstrators. there were several protests scheduled throughout the day across westminster. not necessarilyjust to coincide with this vote, but obviously to coincide with the fact
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that this was the date on which article 50 expired, 11pm tonight was the time that the uk was due to leave the eu, but that has now changed, and the next steps are, as we have been hearing, complicated. and it is looking potentially like there is going to be a further extension to when the uk leaves the eu. as things stand we are currently heading for the 12th of april is the next crunch date, but that may yet change. let's bring in the conservative mp george freeman. welcome. how did you vote?” conservative mp george freeman. welcome. how did you vote? i voted again for the withdrawal agreement. i have done that three times now and i will carry on. what you set your collea g u es i will carry on. what you set your colleagues voted against? phil at least we now have the number right down. 20 hard—core no—deal brexiteers. i prefer to crash out. and ten or 15 on the other end,
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hard—core remainers who are voting against. public trust in us is getting very thin. and with some justification. two or 300 mps voted to go ahead with article 50, and yet they are opposing it now. the second point, the crisis now deepens. a lot of people are playing party politics with the crisis, whether the snp, the dup or the labour party. this is a national crisis. we are three weeks away from crashing out with new deal. what happens on monday is not an academic exercise at all. the house will have to think about what
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plan b they really want. or those who have been campaigning for brexit, who led the sole charge, have they effectively killed it off by not voting for this agreement? that is the danger. this was defeated by the massed ranks of the labour party, the snp, the dup, the independence, the lib dems. the conservative rebellion shrank back this afternoon to a small group. by playing hard ball over the last two and a half years and triumphantly thinking they had somehow got some ha rd thinking they had somehow got some hard brexit over the line by persuading the prime minister to make a series of illjudged promises and red lines, they thought they had secured it. actually, they were making it harder all the way along. they were playing into the hands of those who didn't really want brexit.
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we have been in a situation, as we have seen throughout, there has been total division and strong views on both sides. in that context that has to bea both sides. in that context that has to be a compromise. theresa may could have gone for a compromise.” said that to her when i resigned in the summer of 2017. it was always cleared this would need a cross— party cleared this would need a cross—party compromise. i would have liked to have done brexit differently, but that is for the history books now. we will need to see if there is a cross—party plan b.iam see if there is a cross—party plan b. iam pushing see if there is a cross—party plan b. i am pushing for membership of the european free trade area. i think that would give us the most reliable mechanism. that was rights at the bottom of the results last week. the labour party were whipping against that, and for the customs union. the third option is to extend. i don't think there is a lot
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of support for it. you might see ha rd of support for it. you might see hard conservative brexiteers as well as soft remainers sang at 610 for a year. one cabinet minister was quoted last night as saying that there are dead people walking in there are dead people walking in there now. our people weary, have you had enough? have i had enough? no. ifeel the you had enough? have i had enough? no. i feel the responsibility you had enough? have i had enough? no. ifeel the responsibility very profoundly. this country deserves and needs leadership, it is not a time to get weary. it is time for all of us to do our duty. in the cabinet this weekend there are tough conversations that need to be had. theresa may's room for manoeuvre is very limited. all of her promises, her red lines, her speeches, she is probably in the hardest position of anybody to reach out and build a coalition. somebody at the top of the cabinet, jeremy hunt, michael
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gove, david livingstone —— david liddington, will need to work hard to lead a process to find a plan b, or it will be a new deal crash in three weeks. the conservative party will be driven from office, but that is the least of the problem is, the problem then as we getjeremy corbyn as prime minister. let's take a break and get the weather. we have hit 19 degrees today in south yorkshire. it will turn cold overnight. a lot of sunshine around, still some pockets of nest and luke wright —— lieu cloud. this band of rain and drizzle will sink southwards overnight. ahead of its mist and fog patches, particularly in the west. temperatures in rural areas could be close to freezing. we will see the mist and fog lifting
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through the morning and some lengthy spells of sunshine arriving. this main band of cloud will sink into north wales. north of it, the air is colder, to the south of it, the heat will be confined to the south—east, up will be confined to the south—east, up to 19 degrees. on sunday, drier but cooler, light winds but some sunshine at times. the ayes to the right, 286. the noes to the left, 344. mps have voted to reject the withdrawal agreement which theresa may struck with the eu.
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this house has rejected new deal, rejected new brexit, it rejected all the variations of the deal on the table and today it has rejected approving the withdrawal agreement alone and continuing a process in the future. this government will continue to press the case for an orderly bread said that the referendum demands. thousands of leave supporting demonstrators are gathering to protest against the delay to brexit. mps have voted to reject the withdrawal agreement the government was defeated by a majority of 58 and 34 conservative mps voted against the deal. the prime minister said the implications of the vote are "grave". they now have until 12th april to find an alternative plan and avoid a no—deal brexit
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on that date. scotland's first minister has been reacting and we can hear what she has had to say. this is the third hefty defeat for the prime minister's bad deal. i hope now that she accepts this deal is dead and doesn't try to bring it back. the house of commons starting again on monday to try to find the best way forward. i hope that is to put the issue back to the people in another referendum or to revoke article 50 if that is the only way to avoid a new deal brexit. what must be countenanced as falling out of the european union with no deal. so you are no longer really talking about the customs union and the single market, issued you were going to compromise on before. the snp spent two years promoting that as a compromise when it looked like remain wasn't an option. we are still talking to others across the house of commons about how an option like that could be brought forward. remain is not an option and that is
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the snp's first preference, it a lwa ys the snp's first preference, it always has been, reflecting her scotla nd always has been, reflecting her scotland voted in the brexit referendum. we will try everything possible to stop brexit happening because this whole process is such an after mess that that would be the best outcome. stephen bush is political editor of the new statesman. on the day we were meant to leave the eu, it appears that mps have blocked it. we have had the latest vote on theresa may's deal. they voted against that again, which pretty much means we will need a long delay to the process, meaning we will be out until the end of 2020, which means we will have european elections three years after we voted to leave. why did labour vote against the withdrawal agreement today, when the previous position was the problem that they had was the political declaration that they didn't like. they don't wa nt that they didn't like. they don't want a blind brexit, where we leave
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the european union but the labour party has had no ability to shape at the exit looks like. the reality is that because the electoral coalition is to split within labour for those who do and don't want brexit, they don't want to take too much damage from the remain voters by looking to see that they are for selling it —— facilitating it, or to get blame from those who might see they are trying to block it. the party is all trying to block it. the party is all trying to block it. the party is all trying to look into directions. that is the big problem. if you had a secret ballot, this deal would have passed a long time ago. what every mp across the house once is the ability to turn around and say, this isn't my fault, it is the other guy. lots of people across the house are trying to find a cross—party solution, but it will be difficult to see how that will happen given the parliamentary arithmetic at the moment. after all this time are we
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still in a position where both sides, the extremes think that they will get what they want. one side is thinking and new deal brexit is within grasp, and hearing there from nicola sturgeon, remain is looking like a serious option again. nicola sturgeon, remain is looking like a serious option againm nicola sturgeon, remain is looking like a serious option again. it is not just the extremes like a serious option again. it is notjust the extremes in parliament. most snp voters voted to remain. it is in their electoral interest to keep saying we will not do this, evenif keep saying we will not do this, even if it has no prospect. if you are the conservative party, many of these mps think of themselves as the party of hard brexit, so it is within their interest to say this offer can be delivered. you can't get 325 mps to gather around that, so there needs to be compromised. we have the votes again in parliament on monday. on monday i think there will be these indicative votes. there are two big hopes for that.
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first the customs union, the second is this common market 2.0 which has been put forward. the difficulty is, whether the government is willing to accept the compromise of the house. it may be what happens is the house says here as a brexit we can support, the government says they don't back that and we end up with an election. and with an election, the tory leadership in labour leadership camp to what they're doing at the moment, which is looking in both directions. there needs to be complete clarity in their manifesto. what would you expect a labour position to be?” think it will be the one that has now, essentially. it's will oppose ha rd tory now, essentially. it's will oppose hard tory brexit, but retains the option of a vote if that is the only way to prevent new deal. that will allow m ps way to prevent new deal. that will allow mps across the country to whisper the bits of that that most unpopular or popular in their part of the world. if that is the policy,
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it takes us back to why vote against the withdrawal agreement? if there was going to be a negotiated exit needs to be a withdrawal agreement. that is the case, but it comes back to the fact that because both parties want to be able to fight and win an election afterwards, neither party wa nts win an election afterwards, neither party wants to take the political blue of backing brexit, blocking brexit, facilitating brexit. the only thing parliament can unify at the moment is the lengthy process. u nless the moment is the lengthy process. unless the election produces a definitive win for one side or the other, it is hard to see how we could break out of that. what do you think is the most likely outcome in the next week or so? i think parliament will vote to stay in the customs union after brexit and it is an open question whether or not the government decides to try to back that refined our parliament there is more congenial. thank you very much, stephen bush from the new statesman.
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we will go back to the leave means leave in parliament square. tim martin of wetherspoons is addressing the demonstrators. people say this is all about democracy. democracy works, that is why we want to have it. look at the success of countries like new zealand, australia. look at japan. once it became democratic, and if you take it to become the second or third biggest economy in the whole world. look at south korea versus north. look at the great success of democratic usa, our friends. compared to poor old south america, which has suffered economically and in every other way because of the lack of democracy. the problem with the eu is that it is becoming more and more undemocratic. it has got five
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unelected presidents. that is not democracy. it has got meps who can't initiate legislation, that isn't democracy. it has a court that is not subject to proper democratic control. that is not democracy. we have been arguing about this, mps have been arguing about this, mps have been arguing about this for decades. it was decided that the way out was to give a vote to the people. the people voted to leave. they didn't vote for a deal. there area they didn't vote for a deal. there are a lot of scare stories around, but don't believe them. things like the ports are going to seize up. anything you buy from the eu you can buy from the rest of the world. we swa p buy from the rest of the world. we swap french brandy for australian
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brandy. and french champion for english sparkling wine! ladies and gentlemen, i want to emphasise the european people are our friends and allies. they themselves are shackled to the eu and have tremendous economic problems with countries like greece. what is important for us like greece. what is important for us is now to leave the eu, that will give a great shot in the arm for people who believe in democracy on the continent, as well. thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen. that is tim martin of wetherspoons addressing the leave means leave
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rally in parliament square. there are thousands of live supporters who are thousands of live supporters who are gathering outside parliament, protesting against the delay to brexit. some of them have marched from sunderland, starting a fortnight ago and it has arrived in westminster. there is a make brexit happen also happening, organised by ukip and tommy robinson has spoken there. we think nigel faraj will speak at the leave means leave rally shortly. let's get all the business reaction to the vote with theo leggett. here's your business headlines on bbc news: travel firm tui has warned
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that the grounding of its boeing 737 max aircraft could end up costing it more than £250 million. regulators grounded the entire global fleet of 737 max planes earlier this month following two fatal crashes, involving ethiopian airlines and lion air in indonesia. struggling department store chain debenhams has agreed a £200 million refinancing lifeline with lenders. the retailer said it would continue with plans to cut the number of its stores and negotiate rent reductions. and the bp boss bob dudley took home £11.2 million in pay last year after the energy giant more than doubled its profits to $12.7 billion on the back of rising oil prices. mr dudley faced a shareholder revolt back in 2016 when a majority of investors rejected a 20% pay rise that took his earnings to £14 million. well, in case you missed it,
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which i doubt, you'll already know that mps have once again refused to approve theresa may's brexit deal, the only thing that's certain now, then, is that we face more uncertainty. so how have the markets responded? well, to find out, let's go straight over to simon french, chief ecnomist at panmure gordon. the point went down briefly and then came back up. it has been an underwhelming reaction. the market had already priced in a defeat for the government and the magnitude was not that different to where traders positioned. this was a fairly benign reaction. markets are already looking ahead to what the indicative boot process will come up with on monday, rather than focusing on the defeat in the house of commons today. figures out today show that business investments and exports are pretty wea k.
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business investments and exports are pretty weak. in the fourth quarter of the year we had gross domestic product rising at 0.2% quarter on quarter, but looking at the detail, you are right to mention the business investment and net export orders, the elements of output you would expect to be sensitive to uncertainty were things that were a real drag. if the results of all of this will be a long extension, and therefore protracted uncertainty, you would express expect that drag on growth, which will translate to retailers, householders, that will continue possibly until 2020. retailers, householders, that will continue possibly until2020. is there frustration among businesses? business doesn't always speak with one voice. there are some business leaders who will be frustrated for different reasons because they wa nted different reasons because they wanted to leave the eu. i would say, as an aggregate, the business
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community is unhappy with the lack of clarity with what sort of trading arrangements it will face once, if, the uk leaves the european union. there are people like tim martin who wa nt there are people like tim martin who want a know deal brexit. what is the net for people who support a new deal brexit? there are businesses out there who don't trade with the european union, aren't reliant on european union, aren't reliant on european union, aren't reliant on european union products and their supply chain or european union workers. for them, the opportunity for the regulatory regime, the thing that will be brought back to parliament, to be more pillared tailored to the uk market. there are businesses out there who are pro leave. on a balance of probability, they are in the minority. where does this go from here? we now have the deadline of the 12th of april,
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nobody knows what will happen then. i could still be a done deal brexit. we could be looking at a long extension of article 50. what will investors make of it all? investors have taken a fairly dim view of both uk companies, the bellwetherfor the uk companies, the bellwetherfor the uk economy, the exchange rate, sterling is done by 20% since the referendum. investors having already sold off are not anticipating that if we do get some of those clouds clearing, they don't want to be on the wrong side of a rebound. institutional investors we are speaking to are taking a balanced view at the moment, anticipating that if you do get some clarity over the course of the second quarter of the course of the second quarter of the year, there will be a bounce there on the two metrics. what about consumer confidence? it was weak again this month. there are two
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parts to the story, the uncertainty over what the economic outcome is, but there is some confidence coming from that employment is at a record high, wages are growing. it is a mixed picture, but! high, wages are growing. it is a mixed picture, but i would say compared to work was in 2014—15, consumer confidence is low and those big ticket items like houses and cars, consumers are stepping back from making big decisions. let's look away from brexit at the moment. trade talks are ongoing between the united states and china. where do you see that headed? this has been a long—running spat between the world does not biggest economies. us representatives are there in beijing this week. there are deadlines hanging over the chinese economy for further tariffs and the potential for higher tariffs is the big
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problem here. i don't think you will get a quick resolution because this is to economic superpower going head—to—head. i don't think market will see much of a relief any time soon. simon french, thank you. we will go back to parliament square where peter bone is about to speak at the leave means leave rally. we work across party to win the referendum. we have voted to leave, we did not vote to leave with a deal. the prime minister said on a hundred —— 108 times in the house of commons that we were leaving today, 29th of march. she broke her words and it is why i did not vote for a bogus brexit plan today. if what the
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government is trying to force through is brexit in name only and i will never sign up to that. i believe that when we voted to leave, we voted to end the free movement of people, not to send billions and billions of pounds of our money to the eu and to make our own laws in our own country, judged by our own judges. parliament must listen to the people, not listen to itself. 0k, the people, not listen to itself. ok, so we are not out today on the 29th of march, but because the
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government lost the vote today, brexit day becomes the 12th of april. can i ask you all to do one thing? can you write to your mp and demand that they stick to that date and that we leave? no extensions, no phony deals. we need to come out on the 12th of april. my final points, is you, the people, or what's we mps should represent. they should not be receptive —— representing themselves, they should be representing you, and that is what i am going to do and we must come out on the 12th of april. thank you. that is the scene at westminster at the moment.
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our weather is set to change having into the weekend. plenty of sunshine today has lifted the temperatures. temperatures in quite a few places up temperatures in quite a few places up to 18 degrees. that will change as we move through the weekend. we have these gentle south—westerly breeze is bringing some warmth by day, but here is colder air and that will sweep its way down through many parts of the country this weekend. so much so that by someday this will bea so much so that by someday this will be a typical maximum temperature, some places a little bit warmer, some places a little bit warmer, some places a little bit colder. the changes are coming in behind this band of cloud. in the cloud we are seeing rain and drizzle moving down to the north of scotland. elsewhere it will be dry and will have more sunshine, temperatures up to 18 degrees. it gets cold quite clearly under the clear skies. we could find more of this mist, low cloud and fog
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forming. we have this band of cloud moving down into scotland and northern ireland. with the clearer skies, in the south, those temperatures will be close to freezing in rural areas. a cold start to the weekend. we have these areas of cloud and patchy fog, run these western coasts, pushing in across north wales and north—west england. there is our main bands of cloud. reducing rain and drizzle. to the north of it, sunshine beginning to arrive. two showers will continue up to arrive. two showers will continue up towards shetland and could turn wintry in the afternoon. here is the main area cloud, stumbling southwards. a little bit of drizzle over the hills, perhaps. southwards. a little bit of drizzle overthe hills, perhaps. sunny spells to the south of it. temperatures getting up to 90 degrees in the south—east of england, but much coach of the north of that area of cloud. the cloud on the weather fronts there, not much rain overnight. high pressure is
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building behind that. it looks like it will be a dry day on sunday. more cloud across southern parts of england and wales and the sunny start further north, but the title will tend to bubble up. sunny spells, a dry day, light winds but all of us will feel chillier, particularly on the eastern side of the uk.
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