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mps have rejected theresa may's withdrawal agreement for a third time, throwing the uk's brex strategy into further confusion. this government will continue to press the case for the orderly brex that the result of the referendum demands. the labour leader calls on the prime minister to step down immediately, after the latest defeat. this time by 58 votes. this deal now has to change. there has to be an alternative found. and if the prime minister can't accept that, then she must go, not at an indetermine date at the future, but now. on the day the uk had been set to leave the eu thousands of leave supporting demonstrators have been gathering in westminster, to protest against the brex delay. the eu regrets the decision in the house of commons and says the probability of a no—deal brex on april 12th is now
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a no—deal brex on april 12th is now a likely narrow. thousands of leave supporting demonstrators have been gathering in westminster, to protest against the brexit delay. the eu regrets the decision in the house of commons and says the probability of a no—deal brexit on april 12th is 110w a no—deal brexit on april 12th is now a likely narrow. ina now a likely narrow. in a moment it will be time for sportsday but let us look at what is is coming up. we will have the latest from westminster with all the reaction to a day of high drama in parliament. later we will speak to oui’ parliament. later we will speak to our correspondent in bourrust, to find out how the eu has reacted to yet another defeat for the prime minister's withdrawal agreement. and where they think we will be going from here. and then at 10.30 and 11.30 we will see how the news has been covered in tomorrow's papers, with our reviewers. hope you can join with our reviewers. hope you canjoin us with our reviewers. hope you can join us for that. that is coming up on bbc news. first it is coming up on bbc news. first it is time for sportsday. hello, and
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welcome to sportsday. the premier league returns as players and managers prepare to take the fight against racism into their own hands. football is in a strong weapon. it isa football is in a strong weapon. it is a strong weapon to defend the principles of humanity. wembley glory but will it be sunderland or portsmouth celebrating come sunday. and paula radcliffe bakes the iaaf in the costa semenya case. daily mail hello and welcome to sportsday. we will look ahead to the title race in a moment. but as the premier league returns,
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so do questions over how to tackle racism in football. the abuse of callum hudson odoi and raheem sterling on international duty prompted the pair to speak out, and now managers have warned they would back their players walking off the field if it happens again. adam wild reports. i feel very uncomfortable but i am feeling i am hearing racial chanting when danny rose is picking up the ball. football's international break may be over, still the controve sip continue, england's victory was marred by racist abuse and as the premier league prepares to resume, the debate turns yet again to combatting the issue. among those targeted raheem sterling, his club manager today saying the problem is getting worse and it could be left with no choice but to walk off the field we could do that so, football is in field we could do that so, football isina field we could do that so, football is in a strong weapon, it is a strong weapon to defend the principles of humanity, so when
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the clu b principles of humanity, so when the club or the players or the organisation decide to do it we will follow. of course we have to involve the club and the chairmans and the ceos and the captains my players we will decide we can do it, why not? callu m will decide we can do it, why not? callum hudson odoi was part of that tea m callum hudson odoi was part of that team in montenegro, it came eless than a forted night he was racially abused, stopping the game at least temporarily again, suggested as a solution. in every country there are some stupid people, i think. solution. in every country there are some stupid people, ithink. so solution. in every country there are some stupid people, i think. so it's a big problem, ithink that some stupid people, i think. so it's a big problem, i think that we need to do something different, probably it's right to stop the match for ten minutes, at the first situation. it's right to stop the match for ten minutes, at the first situationm has been a season punctuated by allegations of racism. in december,
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allegations of racism. in december, a spurs fan was given a four year football ban for throwing a banana skin at arsenal's aubameyang. while days later several chelsea fans were banned over allegations they abused raheem sterling, but does stopping games give too much power to a minority of fans? it is very difficult for me to hear things like that and you probably see it in a moment if it is one guy or two guy, if it is the whole stand, then i would do it, yeah. 100%. if a whole stand has the same opinion, but that is too much powerfor one or two or three orfour idiots. is too much powerfor one or two or three or four idiots. as the premier league terns its closing stage, as rivalries are renewed, there does seem rivalries are renewed, there does seem consensus rivalries are renewed, there does seem consensus that drastic measures are now needed. and following the abuse of danny rose, calum hudson odoi and raheem sterling, montenegro have been charged and they've opened disciplinary proceedings. troy townsend is from the antiracism group kick it out, and i spoke to him
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a little earlier. i think players have been let down by the system, by the protocols that a p pa re ntly by the system, by the protocols that apparently should are been in place the other night and they weren't followed through, they have been a let down by the officials so we are getting to a stage and i have spoken about this quite a bit recently where players will look to do things for themselves now and if the game is not protecting them, the abuse, the continued abuse we were hearing on monday night, the game is not going to protect the player, then, you know ultimately they will make those decisions that will end a game, no matter what time it is. so it is important that way reflects on the situation the other day and let people know why the protocols were not administered and why they were not administered and why they were not followed threw. montenegro have been charged and disciplinary proceedings have been issued. we have heard from john barns who says it is not
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football problems and society's problem, starting with football isn't the best place to begin with tackling theissue, best place to begin with tackling the issue, mow much help is kick it out getting in regards to educating, which is whatjohn barnes feels needs to be done, more so than trying to bring about change in football? listen, i disagree with john on this very point. yes society has a massive issue at the moment, but football has a massive, massive power and strength to make change. we have what i believe is probably the best educational system right across the board in terms of how we educate player, to deal with incidents like the other night, educate supporters and educate within the working environment as well. the problem with the game is the game doesn't promote that stuff well enough, so that is why the message of education keeps coming up. in regards to support, we could a lwa ys up. in regards to support, we could always get more support. i wish there was another four of me delivering this stuff as well, to make the impact even more, so i am
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a lwa ys make the impact even more, so i am always going to grab a hand if they are going to provide support for us, support will have to come in a financial way so we can employ people to get round more of the country than what we do now. i am not having questions levels against how much education this in day and age is put into the football environment, you know and we have to also thank the premier league on that, and the english football league for making sure this is top of their priorities. troy townsend from kick it out, speaking to me a little earlier. the action resumes on the pitch after the international break, and the focus falls on title challengers manchester city and liverpool, both of which play this weekend. liverpool leading manchester city by two points face tottenham on sunday at anfield, manchester city play fulham in the lunchtime kick off tomorrow. so how do the two compare in the run in?
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well, those two points could be overhauled with a city win tomorrow. of liverpool's seven games remaining, four are at home to city's three. while city play five away matches in their run, so liverpool will look to make hoem advantage count. both play two of the top six. relegation could be confirmed for huddersfield this weekend, ending their two years stint in the premier league. defeat to crystal palace and victories for rivals southampton and burnley, they'll go down. they're rock bottom with just 1a points. only one other club have ever been relegated before the end of march in the pl era. iam i am almost focussing about the future of course because we have to have a long term as a club, as me as a manager but still it is about every week. this weekend we are going to play the next opponent and we are going there because we
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know we are going there because we know we have prepared ourselves from the next opponent and we will try to do everything that we get something out of it. the top two meet in the scottish premiership. with nine matches remaianing, celtic lead rangers by 10 points. defeat would surely all but end the title race. having replaced brendand rodgers after his departure to leicester, neil lennon is eyeing an important win at celtic park. the objective is to win the game, you know, whenever we play our nearest rivals so that is not going to change and the mind—set will be you know, we are at home and take the rangers every opportunity. i wa nt the rangers every opportunity. i want rangers to feel the noise, feel the power that we can generate in the power that we can generate in the stadium, notjust the power that we can generate in the stadium, not just from the power that we can generate in the stadium, notjust from the team but the supporters as well. i think thatis but the supporters as well. i think that is what being at home in a derby is about. we generate that atmosphere and we feed
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sudnerland will contest some silverware on sunday — who would have prediced that after back to back relegations? but they meet portsmouth — another former pl side — in the checkatrade trophy final at wembley — the cup competition contested by league one and two clubs. michael redford reports. five years is a long time in football. in 2014 sunderland fans made the trip to wembley for their league cup final. an all premier league cup final. an all premier league tie against manchester city. on sunday they will return to their national stadium for the first time since that 3—1 defeat but now in very different circumstances, they are now playing their football in league one and the cup final they are part of this time is the checkatrade trophy. we have an opportunity to win a trophy, a winners medal and i don't care what the title is before that, i don't think you can turn your nose up at that. it has been
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a troublesome five yea rs that. it has been a troublesome five years for sunderland which saw them suffer successive relegation, new ownerses brought new optimism and the team are fourth in the league table, and very much in contention for promotion. we have worked hard for promotion. we have worked hard for promotion. we have worked hard for promotion in the communities, as players done more of that than ever this year, just rebuilding that relationship and like i say, this could be the icing on cake on sunday do that. do that for the supporters and for the whole football club. sunderland's opponents could be a tea m sunderland's opponents could be a team they face against at wembley, ina team they face against at wembley, in a potential play—off final in may, with portsmouthjust a point above jack ross's side. it is a one off game. it is a cup competition and a final, so for us, we were recently playing in the league in that format, whereas as we know this isa cup that format, whereas as we know this is a cup competition and it changes slightly. with such a big prize of winning it. over 80,000 fans are expected at wembley, the biggest for any final expected at wembley, the biggest for anyfinal in expected at wembley, the biggest for any final in the competition's history. both sets of supporters will hope victory can inspire them
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to promotion come the end still to come on sportsday. we look ahead to the weekend's rugby with the champions cup quarterfinals. and saracens' women prepare for theirfinal regular season game — as they aim to attract their biggest crowd of the season. now there's been a huge amount of debate from both sides over the iaaf‘s attempts to limit the amount of testosterone in some female athletes with differences in sexual development. paula radcliffe has defended the stance from the athletics governing body, insisting she and the iaaf are attempting to protect female sport. i don't think there is an outcome to is fairto i don't think there is an outcome to is fair to everybody in all of this, sadly, we have to go in my view with something that is fair to the majority, to 99.something percent of female athlete, and try and protect
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female athlete, and try and protect female sport as a category. it may at some point down the line come to at some point down the line come to a stage where we actually have sport divided into categories according to the range of testosterone you fall into but it is what the iaaf are trying to do with the rules they have put in place, is protect that category of female elite sport. it is nothing really to do with human rights, in terms of, they are not being infringed on, they are trying to make a category of elite sport, sport is everyone's human right, everybody should be able to take place, elite sport has to have rules to keep the categories in place, we have had the female and male category for so long, we are trying to maintain that but the lines are getting blurred if you like, at the moment, so yes, i think maybe in the future we will see that there will be three, four categories of sport rather than the
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traditional male and female. ferrari topped the time sheets in both practice sessions ahead of sunday's bahrain grand prix. despite losing things at one point, sebastian vettel clocked the quickest time of the day, just ahead of his team mate, but more than half a second clear of the mercedes of world champion lewis hamilton. team sky's egan bernal had to carry his bike over the finish after a mechanical problem at the end of the fifth stage of the tour of catalunya. the rules mean he was awarded the same time as his rivals to remain third overall, behind britain's adam yates and leader miguel angel lopez. rory mcilroy is on course to make it three wins from three at the world golf matchplay championships. he's three up after 11 holes against fellow brit matt fitzpatrick in texas. it is the return of european champions cup this weekend — we're at the quarter final stage.
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for the first time both scottish regions feature. glasgow travel to london to face english champions saracens, while ediburgh host two—time winners munster. stuart mcinally is edinburgh's captain. we have turned over some big teams at murrayfield, we have be to toulon and montpellier, we don't fear bringing munster here, we respect their pedigree like you said in europe, and they have a fantastic team, they have some world class players, but you know, we have a game plan and we are confident we go out and put a form that is capable rugby reporter rhona sweeting joins us now. after a great run from the scottish clubs to get to this stage, they need to back it up. let's start with the match you will be at saracens glasgow. saracens will have some big names
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back, owen farrell, maro itoje all rested last weekend. absolutely. good evening john, it is a huge weekend for scottish rugby, to have both scottish teams at the quarterfinal stage is absolutely immense, now from glasgow's point of view, certainly, there are scores to be settled. this will be our third time at allianz, we have been champing at the bit, knocking at that doorfor a long champing at the bit, knocking at that door for a long time champing at the bit, knocking at that doorfor a long time now, and proof is going to be that doorfor a long time now, and proof is going to he certainly we can take the weaponry, do we have the metal? i would imagine saracens' game is going to be using that pack, using the likes of skelton, itoje, to knock, knock at glasgow's defence, if, however, glasgow can play the sort of free flowing, fast chaos rugby they have become so, so
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famous for, then i think there is a good chance of working it out, but there will be huge pressure at the break down, so the game is going to be about getting the ball, keeping hold of it and playing it out wide. i think this is certainly going to bea i think this is certainly going to be a battle of the backs. we heard from stuart mcinally the edinburgh captain. they will want to make home advantage count against the meanest defence in the competition? absolutely, and more importantly, the pivot that the is carberry, you know, who as a playmaker is, he is so know, who as a playmaker is, he is so important. from edinburgh's point of view, edinburgh have had an incredible season, and i am sure all edinburghfans incredible season, and i am sure all edinburgh fans will be relining up to worship at the church of saint cockerel if all goes to plan. who would have thought to years ago, that edinburgh would be in the position they are in now, both in europe and in the pro14. from
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edinburgh's point of view, the pack is certainly their strongest point, including their phenomenal bench. i think they major concern is looking after their boiler house, their second row and making sure all goes to plan there, but in terms of breaking through that munster defence, edinburgh have the forwards to ta ke defence, edinburgh have the forwards to take it on, and with the likes of young bradbury even being on the bench that is a healthy position to bench that is a healthy position to be in. it is indeed. thank you rhona for that insight on those big matches featuring both of the scottish regions to come. enjoy the game. so here are the fixtures in full. edinburgh munster kicks off saturday's action. following that game in london, reigning champions leinster host ulster in the evening. and it is an all french affair on sunday, racing beaten it's the end of the season
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of the women's regular season this weekend, with saracens also the defending champions. they play after the men's game. and not only are they attempting to match their achievemnets last year, but it could be a record breaking weekend as well, as chris slegg explains. all smiles at saracen‘s women's right now. they are into the premier 15 play—offs with a team boasting eight members of the grand slam winning squad. among them hannah and sarah. it is a fantastic feeling of being together as a team, a feeling of progressing and hitting targets and achievement. that final game was and achievement. that final game was a culmination of hard work. the support we get, throughout the six nations and here, at sarries is really special, and i would say there is a pressure to win, there is a pressure to perform. saracens are champions. as they aim to defend
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last tile year's title saris have booked a home semifinal and hope to set a new national attendance record at home on saturday. the current record for a woman's rugby club match is 4,500, but the ten,500 capacity allianz park could be close to full on saturday. aided by the fa ct to full on saturday. aided by the fact that the match will take place here immediately after saracen‘s men play glasgow warriors, in their european champions cup quarterfinal. however, there is another london clu b however, there is another london club also going for the record. harlequins set the existing record and hope to extend it. would it be disappointing if they were to beat you on this record and have a bigger crowd ? you on this record and have a bigger crowd? no especially for women's by crowd? no especially for women's rugby any crowd to get to any domestic game would be fantastic so if they get the bigger crowd and they get the bigger crowd but i
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think overall for women's rugby in general, getting big crowds like this, week in week out is what we wa nt to this, week in week out is what we want to strive for. women's rugby feels like a sport that is on the former lightweight boxing world champion anthony crolla travels to the united states this week ahead of his world title bout with vasyli lomachenko next weekend. the ukranian might be regarded as one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world but the mancunian who won his one and only title four years ago, is confident of an upset in los angeles. it is the kind of fight that you dream of being involved in, fighting in many people's opinion, the best fighter on the planet, and i'm going over there april 12th trying to pull off one of the greatest british win, u psets off one of the greatest british win, upsets in british boxing history. tell us a bit about vasyli lomachenko, because you are arguably the much more experienced fighter, you have been the block a lot more than he has, but he has made a huge impact. he had a crazy amateur
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record, over 300 fights with one defeat. two time olympic gold medallist and 13, 14 professional fights he has had as a professional he is world champion, that is why many people see him as the best fighter on the peninsula netted. he is unique, in his movement, the angles he uses so it makes it hard to prepare for. you are hoping to become a two time world champion. as you go for that accolade is this the toughest fight you could have taken? without a doubt. without a doubt. the toughest fight i could have taken. i want a final eliminator the win the shot. i have not won a ralph 01’ win the shot. i have not won a ralph or nothing like that, i have earned the shot at one of the best in the sport, and these are the fights you dream of being involved in, from when you first get involved in boxing, the fact that it is on away soil, iconic venue would make it all the sweater. tell us what that will be like, fighting in la, i know you have fought in vegas, you won
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your world title in manchester, so do you expect a lot of support out there and what do you expect? ile am taking great support out there. loads are making the trip. that is massive motivation, people are spending their hard—earned money to come out and support me. i think the atmosphere will be a bit different. iam not atmosphere will be a bit different. i am not sure if it is going to be hostile, but i have prepared for that. i have fought in different types of atmosphere, it will be hit different from the manchester crowd, where everyone's for me, but i'm taking enough support over there and they will make enough noise to make me feel like i am in manchester at times. i am sure you will give them something to cheer about. you won your first world title in 2015. it is worth reminding people, you suffered an or douse attack when you chased down two intruders and that put you out of action for a long time. they cracked a concrete slab over your head? and picked up injury, a fractured skull, a broken
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ankle, so there was a time when my career looked like it was over, so i've come back from that to win a word title, so those little things outside the ring, you overcome. stand me in good stead for a night as we know, the olympics in 2020 is edging ever closer, and for two british sailors qualifing starts now. the european season begins this weekend, and for hannah mills and eilidh mcintyre, the start of a journey they hope will end in gold next summer. tom brown reports. tokyo 2020 is on the horizon, and for these two british sailor, it can't come soon enough. eilidh mcintyre has joined hannah can't come soon enough. eilidh mcintyre hasjoined hannah mills in the 470 class, mills has considered retiring after winning gold in rio but a phone call from mcintyre proved to be the inspiration she needed to get back in the boat. she rang me needed to get back in the boat. she u needed to get back in the boat. she rang me up and she was really nervous, bless her, in about april 2017, and asked me to sail with
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her, i was really excited because i knew ifi i was really excited because i knew if i went in the 470 eilidh was to only option for me. eilidh brings the passion and the excitement and i bring a bit more sort of stratical thought out processes of how we are going to do that. mcintyre's inspiration comes from her father michael who won an olympic gold in 1988. i grew up with pictures of him round the house and this gold medal is outside my bedroom door, and i just woke up seeing it every morning. i want it because i've have and chasing after something so incredibleable and i felt confident if we teamed up we could make things happen. and success has happened quickly. they have won medals at world cups and champions ship but 110w world cups and champions ship but now it is important. this weekend marks the start of the european sailing seven with the are the the in majorca. it is the
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first time olympic qualification points will be on offer. a good performance by the two will set them on their way to securing their spots at tokyo 2020. i certainly feel nervous and apprehensive but equally, tokyo will bea apprehensive but equally, tokyo will be a phenomenon hal games. apprehensive but equally, tokyo will be a phenomenon hal gameslj apprehensive but equally, tokyo will be a phenomenon hal games. i am not going to say will you win, can you win? 10096 going to say will you win, can you win? 100% we going to say will you win, can you win? 10096 we can win. i wouldn't be here if i didn't think we have a good chance. we both want to win a gold medal. we realise without each other that is not going to happen. olympic success can't be guaranteed but this pair certainly seem to are the right determination, now they just need the right results are. that's all from sportsday. good evening, it has been yet another day of warm spring sunshine
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across many parts of the coun tremendous, our weather watchers have been out capturing the conditions, this was such folk earlier on, our second weather watcher picture comes from near sheffield. in fact it boasts the highest temperature of the day, where we have reached just shy of 19 celsius, so particularly warm for the time of year out there today. what is happening over the next few day, we have another day or so of that warmth but it is going to turn colder through the weekend as this colder through the weekend as this cold front sinks further south. that will open the doorfor the cold front sinks further south. that will open the door for the blue colours to flow across the country, by the time we get to sunday, typically we are looking at nine or ten grow, for many parts of the uk. back to here and now and we have clear skies across the bulk of england and wales that will last through much of the night. we will have mist and dense fog too. further north we have this weather front bringing more cloud, breeze and rain to northern northern ireland and
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into central scotland, a bit of wintriness on the huw highest ground. temperatures get down close to freezing so let us look at tomorrow morning and you will see the odd mist and fog patch round, into wales, a bit more cloud round some of the irish sea coasts at time, a bit of cloud for parts of northern england. northern ireland central and southern scotland fairly cloudy with outbreaks of patchy rain, sunshine reappears from the north behind that weather front, we are going to be seeing showers packing in for the northern isle, through the day this weather front will be slow move, it will creep further south through northern ireland into northern england. scotla nd ireland into northern england. scotland will brighten up but it will feel chilly behind that weather front so many places seeing temperatures in single figure, perhaps 10—12, but further south we could see 18 or 19 celsius, particularly warmer to the south—east, but there isjust particularly warmer to the south—east, but there is just a chance of a few ice lated showers in the south—east. moving through to sunday, and higher pressure builds be hinds that fronts so
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we will have patchy cloud left, that is the re m na nts of patchy cloud left, that is the remnants of the front in the south. mild in the south—west still, but further north across the country we have sunny spell, a bit of patchy fair weather cloud building but you will notice the difference in temperature, highs seven to nine, 14 in the south—west. bye. this is bbc news, i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 7, on a momentous day in parliament: ayes to the right, 286. the noes to the left, 344. so the noes have it, the noes have it...unlock. mps have rejected theresa may's withdrawal agreement for a third time — throwing the uk's brexit strategy into
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further confusion. the implication of the houses decisions are at grave. the legal fault is the uk is due to leave the european union and 14 days' time. that's not enough time to agree, legislate for and ratify a deal. this deal now has to change. there has to be an alternative found. and if the prime minister can't accept that, then she must go. not at an indeterminable date in the future, but now. i'm phillipa thomas in westminster on the day the uk had been set to leave the eu, now thousands of leave—supporting demonstrators have been gathering in westminster to protest against the brexit delay.

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