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hello and welcome to dateline london. i'm carrie gracie. today, one topic — brexit on borrowed time. what happens next? and who decides? this is bbc news, i'm shaun ley. westminster? the headlines at 11: brussels? theresa may? a new british prime minister? the prime minister looks for ways british voters? to bring her eu withdrawal agreement my guests today are back to the commons for a fourth time after it was defeated tim montgomerie of the website by 58 votes yesterday. conservative home, political commentator steve richards, stefanie bolzen of german this government will continue to newspaper die welt, press the case for an orderly brexit that the result of the referendum and portugese writer eunice goes. demands. the bbc understands the pilot of the plane which crashed with footballer emiliano sala welcome to you all. on board was not qualified to fly at night. the prime minister staked so much on her brexit deal, she lost twice, then she staked her leadership and lost again. eurostar says passengers using st pancras in london should expect numerous cancellations and severe delays after a trespasser spent the night near the tracks. the royal college of psychiatrists calls for assessments of children's mental health to include questions about their use of social media. and at 11:30, carrie gracie will be joined by some of london's foreign
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correspondents to discuss just one topic, which is, of course, brexit. what happens next and who decides? find out on dateline in half an hour. theresa may is discussing ways of bringing her eu withdrawal agreement back to the commons for a fourth time next week after yet another commons defeat yesterday. it was the third time the prime minister's plan was rejected by mps, this time by a majority of 58, including the dup and 35 mps from her own party. despite that, a number 10 source insisted that efforts are "going in the right direction", given the size of defeat
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was narrower than the previous two votes. meanwhile, mps from all parties are considering how they might be able to get support for an alternative brexit plan in a second round of "indicative votes" on monday. here's a quick reminder of the tone in the commons yesterday. mr speaker, i fear we are reaching the limits of this process in this house. this house has rejected no deal, it has rejected no brexit, on wednesday, 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 on the future. the house has been clear — 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 indeterminate date in the future, but now, so that we can decide the future of this country through a general election.
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well, the leader of the house of commons andrea leadsom will have another busy week ahead of her, as she's responsible for arranging the government's business in the house. here's what she had to say earlier. do you think this government is in a position to deliver brexit? yes, i do, i remain confident in that. do you think theresa may should consider her position?” you think theresa may should consider her position? i think what we have to do is to make sure that we have to do is to make sure that we deliver on the will of the people at the referendum. we have to keep trying. that's what people voted for and i'm quite sure that's what the prime minister continues to be determined to deliver. the shadow transport secretary, andy mcdonald, said everyone in parliament needed to work together to resolve the problem. i think we would be better concentrating on a compromise between the various opinions here andi between the various opinions here and i think that's the process we have undertaken on monday and through the week and i think that's
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within our grasp, if people will just simply look at these things in the round and i think it calls upon all opposition parties in particular to see where the consensus lies. a little earlier i spoke to our political correspondent matt cole. downing street officials say, at least the numbers are going the right way. that said, i think some ministers would probably have hoped that yesterday that number would have come down, low 20s may be, give them a springboard to have one final crack at getting over the line next week. what will happen next week? for certain, there will be votes on monday, mps will vote on a variety of different options. i've been chatting with one of the mps who has put forward two emotions. one is hoping to see theresa may's deal bolted on but some exit capacity from the nothern irish backstop policy. the second one is a
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straightforward get out, no deal. there will be others, perhaps a referendum auction, a customs union, mps will vote on all of these in turn to see if a majority can be found for any but if one rises to the top, the idea has been floated potentially behind the scenes that could be a run—off, that idea versus theresa may's. the party chairman of the conservatives brenda lewis this morning was talking about looking to see what happens, not committed to saying what would happen on monday night, but the government is wedded to the idea of theresa may's deal but given that it hasn't got through three times, go a fourth time and what would that due to the prime minister if once again she lost? the prime minister will have to go back to brussels presumably in time for the european council but has now been called for i think the 10th of april, a couple of days before brexit. what are the options that
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she is likely to be seeking and what is the kind of likely response? brussels has made it clear that they don't want a brexit without an agreement between the two sides, yet the two sides seem to be pretty far apart. the french are talking up the possibility of a no—deal brexit, there is a sense of, how long can this go on for? but it has to be a unanimous decision on the other 26 would have a say as well and i think france is unlikely to be the one country that held things up but what can theresa may ask for? really, a longer extension. if a deal gets through this week, even though the deadline was yesterday, i think the european union would say, will give you more time and put the 22nd of may back on the table, which was the date she would govern if she had got the deal through by last night. —— the deal through by last night. —— the date she would have been given. what can she do in the meantime? if
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you can demonstrate this week there isa you can demonstrate this week there is a support for another deal, not her deal, she could get an extension but we are talking months if not a year or two to get something sorted. she could call a general election, that could be the nuclear option but at this stage, whether she would wa nt at this stage, whether she would want to, given her own position is so want to, given her own position is so perilous, could she go to the country offering herself as a prime minister when so many are calling for her to quit? it's not a strong proposition. from today, millions of eu nationals will be able to secure their right to stay in the uk, as the home office fully launches its settlement scheme. there are more than three million people expected to be eligible to apply to carry on living and working in the uk. some 200,000 have already secured their status during private and public test phases. speaking on last night's edition of the hit bbc sounds podcast, brexitcast, the bbc‘s political editor laura kuenssberg laid out the position the government now find themselves in.
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they were able to show today, this is the positive gloss, the government was able to show today that they have made some progress in banging heads together on their own side to get brexiteers to realise this is, in their view, as good it is going to get for you, so get on board, and since the progress of all of us over the many, many months that we've been doing this show, the idea that iain duncan smith, boris johnson, jacob rees—mogg, all those kinds of people would vote for the prime minister's deal, dominic raab, blimey. a few weeks ago, that would have seemed not that likely, so they have seemed not that likely, so they have shown progress, so 10 downing street have managed to buy themselves a bit more time. the question is, is there any life left in that deal or is itjust going to be subsumed into the parliamentary compromise that will see next week?
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and former minister and thoughtful mp and former minister and thoughtful m p texted and former minister and thoughtful mp texted me today and said, i need to build more brick wall in my office on which to bang my head, but there was a feeling in government, it may be crazy to think this. it's nuts to have even had another go, but they managed to show some progress, except it's not really in their hands any more. and you can see the latest edition of brexitcast on your television this afternoon just after 2.30 on bbc news and you can also hear it now on bbc sounds. the pilot of the plane which crashed into the english channel with footballer emiliano sala on board, wasn't allowed to fly at night. the bbc has been told that david ibbotson was colour—blind and restricted to daytime flights only. both men died when the piper malibu crashed in january. kayley thomas has more. it has been ten weeks since the plane carrying cardiff city's record £15 million signing, emiliano sala,
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crashed into the sea off guernsey in the channel islands. the man tasked with getting him to his new club in time for training was david ibbotson, a private pilot from north lincolnshire. but he should not have been flying at night because he was not licensed to. the bbc has been told that he was colour—blind and had a restriction on his license stating he could fly in daylight hours only. the ill—fated flight set off from nantes over one hour after sunset. there has been much speculation about the legality of the flight. the piper malibu was registered in the us and could not be operated commercially with paying passengers. the air accident investigation branch said that licensing continues to be a focus of its investigations but a full report into the crash is not expected until early next year. a 44—year—old man has been arrested for trespass, after spending the night on a roof
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near the tracks of st pancras railway station. crowds have gathered there since eurostar suspended all services to and from the station. although services are expected to resume shortly, passengers are being advised not to travel this morning. south—eastern high speed train services have also been disrupted, but national rail say all lines are to reopen in the next hour. let's speak to our news correspondent vishala sri—pathma who is at london st pancras station now for us. when exactly was this man and why was he considered such a danger that they made the very dramatic decision to shut the station? last night around about 7pm, there were reports of the man on the track here at st pancras, walking on the tracks, and he somehow ended up on the roof of this station and spent the night so what happened subsequently was that
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they had to turn off the electricity charge into the station, therefore trains were stopped in and out of st pancras, very, very disruptive. he has been pictured on social media with a st george's flag draped across his body and he has since been arrested. what about the effect? it looks busy they are now, lots of people, but it hasn't been a situation for most of the morning. it's been pretty crowded. i don't know if you can see behind me but there is a very long queue of passengers hoping to find out about whether they can travel today, largely people that were hoping to go to brussels or france today. it's mainly eurostar passengers we've been speaking to. in the station itself, its incredibly crowded so a rather busy day. eurostar have resume services under hoping to get passengers on but they have urged people to cancel travel plans if
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possible. psychiatrists are being urged to ask children, who are undergoing mental health assessments, about how long they spend online and what they use social media for. the royal college of psychiatrists says it is concerned about how time spent online impacts mood, sleep, diet and behaviour. mps have called for new regulations to be imposed on platforms such as facebook, twitter and instagram, to protect children from what they call "an online wild west". earlier i spoke to dr bernadka dubitska, the chair of the child and adolescent faculty at the royal college of psychiatrists, who explained the what help was available to young people.
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there are lots of resources out there for young people. we are trained to find out about all aspects of a young person's life and online is an important aspect these days it is important that professionals see young people who are vulnerable and have mental health problems are also enquiring about what is happening online and with new technology. are there any aspect of that that is affecting them and they are struggling with? we are there to help try and negotiate that. the headlines on bbc news: the prime minister looks for ways to bring her eu withdrawal agreement back to the commons for a fourth time after it was defeated by 58 votes yesterday. the bbc understands the pilot of the plane which crashed with footballer emiliano sala on board was not qualified to fly at night. eurostar says passengers using st pancras in london should expect numerous cancellations and severe delays after a trespasser spent the night near the tracks.
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a bbc investigation has discovered that rogue traders are selling tens of thousands of pounds worth of receipts and invoices in a black market trade to cheat uk taxes. the dealers, who advertise online, sell authentic documents to enable others to fraudulently claim back vat and reduce the amount of income tax they pay. our special correspondent colin campbell has this exclusive investigation. much is here? he wants to send me —— sell me £10,000 worth of construction material receipts for £800 and boasts they can be used as a way to work around paying income tax.
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an illicit black—market trade. i contacted dealers posing as a self—employed builder, seeking to use receipts to evade tax and claim back vat fraudulently. with a ring binderfull back vat fraudulently. with a ring binder full of construction material receipts, this polish builder wanted £2500 for £30,000 worth of receipts. another rogue trader, this time decorating receipts which he suggests can be used to fiddle my tax.
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these guys are essentially committing tax fraud. these guys are essentially committing tax fraudlj these guys are essentially committing tax fraud. i showed the footage to a tax expert. it's a crime because what it's doing is enabling people to reduce their tax bill and their vat bill illegally because they haven't actually incurred the expense that they are going to claim four. i found more than a dozen dealers advertising the receipts on uk—based polish classified advert sites. until now it has been a hidden crime.|j classified advert sites. until now it has been a hidden crime. i do think what is new, which i've never seen before, is the selling of receipts, the marketing of receipts via the internet, via online platforms, the like of which you have shown us today. hmrc say it is committed to ensuring all companies and individuals pay the right tax at the right time and will pursue those who fail to do so.
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all the dealers we spoke to had a ready supply of receipts. i'm actually a journalist from the bbc. but none wanted to discuss their recent pay. what you're doing is criminal and fraudulent. you are helping people cheat the tax system, aren't you? vat, self—assessment, you are helping people cheat their tax. you've got £30,000 worth of receipts here. a previously hidden crime, no abrasion, illicit trade that's hard to combat, another form abrasion, illicit trade that's hard to combat, anotherform of abrasion, illicit trade that's hard to combat, another form of tax evasion cheating the country of much—needed revenue. thousands of palestinians are expected along the israel—gaza border to mark the first year anniversary of border demonstrations in which nearly 200 protesters and an israeli soldier were killed. earlier today, the gazan health ministry said a palestinian had been killed by israeli shrapnel hours before the start of the demonstration.
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dubbed the great march of return, weekly protests have taken place demanding palestinians be allowed to return to their ancestral homes, now in israel, and an end to the gaza blockade. our middle east correspondent yolande knell is just outside nahal oz in israel, close to the border in the gaza strip. it has been relatively peaceful so far, has it? well, so far things are relatively calm. we can see that on the palestinian side there is a big crowd. that's just to the east of gaza city, which we can see adjacent to us and according to the israeli military, at least five protest camps are spread out along the length of gazza, there are currently about 5000 palestinians gathered and they say some have been throwing stones and grenades at israeli soldiers. there have been some attem pts soldiers. there have been some atte m pts to
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soldiers. there have been some attempts to broach the fence but on this site, tear gas has been used by israeli troops at the moment and we have not seen the same kind of numbers of palestinians approaching the fence as we have on previous occasions and that's when israel says that it changes its response and when there are attempts to broach that fence, which could prove to be threatening to israeli communities, and here we are very close to nahal oz, a small agricultural village not farfrom gaza, israel says that is when it uses live ammunition and that has been a big issue over the past year, the use of force by the israelis. a un paneland the use of force by the israelis. a un panel and palestinians and human rights groups have suggested this is excessive force. israel replies that no, itjust acts to defensive soldiers and civilians that might defend its soldiers and civilians. what about the impact of these protests lasting for more than a
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year now, why have they been sustained? originally these were supposed to last just sustained? originally these were supposed to lastjust for a matter of several weeks, but at the beginning they were more of a civil society protest but then how —— hamas saw the potential to increase leverage over the tight economic blockade and one year into the protest, it is under a lot of pressure to show that they are in palestinians' views making some kind of achievement. right now if you look at the political context, hamas has had a lot of economic unrest, very unusual protests against his rule in gaza. it is ten days away from the israeli election where security is a main issue.
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sport — a full round—up, from the bbc sport centre. good morning. the run in to the end of the premier league season starts in an hour or so, and champions manchester city, are aiming to regain top spot, with victory at fulham, who are second from bottom. title rivals liverpool don't play until tomorrow. we are privileged to be in the position of still in all competitions at the beginning of april to fight for the title. it's an incredible experience, i don't know how many teams in premier league history have been in that position of fighting for the title. i don't know how many would in that position so we are going to try. fulham and manchester city is the first of the day's fixtures at craven cottage this lunchtime. then later on it could be goodbye huddersfield. they will be relegated in march, if they lose at crystal palace and burnley
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and southampton both win. i'm focusing on the future, of course, because we have to have a long term as a club with me as manager but still, it's about every weekend at the moment and this weekend at the moment and this weekend we're going to play the next opponent and we are going there to prepare ourselves for the next opponent and we try to do everything to get something out of it. paul heckingbottom's, unbeaten league run, since taking over at hibernian, continues after they beat livingston 2—1. the game came to life in the second half, with two quick—fire goals from paul hanlon, and stevie mallan. the win lifts hibs up to fifth, above their edinburgh rivals hearts for the first time this season. controversy in the championship, as west brom came from behind to beat birmingham. a penalty was given for this foul which was outside the box. jay rodriguez scored the spot kick that helped west brom come from behind to win 3—2. the win sealed by a brilliant strike from jake livermore. west brom, three points behind third—placed leeds. birmingham's blues deepen.
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there's a mouth—watering tie in golf‘s world matchplay championships in texas. tiger woods will play rory mcilroy in the last 16. woods was one down to patrick cantlay, but played the next four holes in five under, and won four and two. meanwhile, mcilroy continued his 100% start, with four front nine birdies to win by the same score against matthew fitzpatrick. it is the return of rugby union's european champions cup this weekend. we're at the quarter final stage. for the first time both scottish regions feature. glasgow travel to london to face english champions saracens, while edinburgh host two—time winners munster. in the challenge cup, sale sharks are through to the semi—finals after they knocked out, connaught, with a convincing 20—10 win at the aj bell stadium. denny solomona with the second try, and sale will face either la rochelle or bristol in the next round. in super league there were wins for the top two leaders st helens beat hull kr and second—placed warrington thrashed hull fc by 63 points to 12.
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blake austin scored four of their 11 tries, and there was also a hat—trick forjosh charnley after a disappointing opening race in australia, ferrari are back on top of formula one ahead of the bahrain grand prix. they topped the time sheets in both practice sessions. despite the odd hairy moment, sebastian vettel clocked the quickest time of the day, just ahead of his team mate, but more than half a second clear of lewis hamilton's mercedes. he's almost twice his age, but roger federer still handed out a tennis lesson to his teenage opponent. to reach the final of the miami masters. it's the biggest age gap in any match federer has been involved in. he's 18 years older than dennis shapovolov, but he still thrashed the canadian teenager 6—2, 6—4 and will meet john isner in the final. that's all the sport for now. now for the weather.
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hello. the one certainty at the moment is that we will have a colder week ahead. the change taking place as this cold front edges are southwards, opening the door to chilly air to begin with before we see another burst of cold air later in the moment, into scotland and northern ireland and into the afternoon, spreading across northern ireland. yorkshire southwards will be dry and sunny throughout and after the morning, fog on the west and it should be a bright afternoon. big temperature contrasts from north to south, 18 or 19 in the southeast corner, one or two isolated showers, but sunshine in scotland this afternoon after a cloudy morning but it will feel chilly, but it will feel a bit cold in the wind and the sun, a northwesterly breeze developing. getting close to gale —force developing. getting close to gale—force across orkney and shetland, there could be snow flurries. the weather front leaves northern england this evening,
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spreads into north wales, the midlands and east anglia, to the south of it, some mist and fog, temperature larger holding up for many, but scotland, northern ireland and the north of england, thrust into tomorrow morning which is the start of british summer time. the clocks go forward one hour tonight which means an hour less in bed. into sunday, if you're up early, a lot of dry weather to enjoy, particularly in the northern half of the uk where high pressure is building. i weatherfront the uk where high pressure is building. i weather front at this stage spreads its prey with a thickening cloud to the southern counties, may be the odd shower here and there but for many it will be a bright afternoon, the best of the sunshine throughout scotland and northern ireland, blue skies too much of the day, winds lighter than today, further south, more of a breeze, more of a cloud and it's going to feel distinctly cooler compared to today, 11 degrees at best. still up to the teams across parts of southwest england and the
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channel islands but a little less sunshine so it won't feel as warm. into the new week, a widespread frost. a chilly start to monday, monday largely dry but throughout the weekend, april showers again, sleet and snow, may the odd rumble of thunder but temperature is low for the time of year.
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