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this is bbc news. things to come from andy murray. that is it from sportsday. coming up the headlines at 11:00pm: any moment, the paper is. good theresa may says the uk needs night. —— coming up in a moment, it another extension to brexit, and is the papers. offers to sit down with labour's jeremy corbyn to end the stalemate. this debate, this division, cannot drag on much longer. it is putting members of parliament and everyone else under immense pressure, and it is doing damage to our politics. as ministers emerged from number ten, some were said to be opposed to the new approach, hello. welcome to our look ahead to because of the appeal to labour. what the papers will be bringing us so far, she hasn't shown much sign tomorrow. with me are pippa and i went bennett. good to see you both. of compromise, but i'm pleased that today she has indicated that she will accept the view of parliament and is prepared to reach out and —— and no one. guess what we will be have that discussion. talking about? lack make it a bit more brexit if you didn't think you are going to escape it. i'm afraid let us you are not going to escape it. if you are not going to escape it. if you are not going to escape it. if you are worried about brexit, we apologise. it is a brexit tactic addition of the papers and we will
be talking about all of the controversies. let's look at some of the front pages. the guardian leads with theresa may's offer to meet labour leaderjeremy corbyn, to end the deadlock over brexit. the financial times says the conservatives‘ internal battle on europe has been deepened by the prime minister's statement, in which she also said she would ask the eu for a further brexit delay. the same story makes the front page of the telegraph, which says theresa may is now facing a full—blown conservative rebellion. the daily mail says the prime minister rejected calls from her ministers to prepare for a no—deal brexit. the mirror reports that brexiteers in the cabinet are furious that theresa may's offer could lead to a softer exit. and the i carries a warning from tory brexiteers, that powers will now be handed over to brussels. so, brexit dominating all of the front pages, let's see what our reviewers make of it all.
we will be marking your papers. front page of the telegraph. brexit the top story there. pippa, faces looking out at us. who are these faces and why are they there? this was always going to be the decision they of brexit and theresa may announced that she was going to hold i think announced that she was going to hold ithinka announced that she was going to hold i think a five hour cabinet meeting, it ends up being seven hours and mps we re it ends up being seven hours and mps were let out for half an hour for a quick sandwich. and it's all the garden. it was always going to be where the cabinet had that make a decision and the prime minister had to make a decision about which way she was going to prevent. it was clear her deal was not going to make it through the house of commons. that left a series of options on the table and she had to either accept that she whether going to get the support of her tory brexiteers and the party, and move towards labour and a softer brexit and try to reach out and have consensus that would receive a majority in the house of commons to find a way forward, or she was going to deliver a no—deal
brexit, obviously, the default remains that we would potentially leave the you you you without a deal in about ten days' time. that's leave the eu. these 1a people on the front page of the cabinet ministers who had appealed to her to back a nil deal brexit instead. a few surprising names on there i hadn't seen before. but the majority of them have a making the case for some time that britain should be and feel confident enough as they put it to leave without a deal. even though there are the governmenton assessments and studies showjust how damaging that would be. pippa said there were a few faces on there that were a surprise. any for you, owen? if you look at somebody like jeremy hunt, a remain campaign or in the referendum, he said he went back brexit if there was another bochum you think that is because he has seen and how what the government is doing in negotiations. and people there, liam fox is not surprising,
he is out of a job in a customs union. i guess sergeant david would be another one, who thinking is he doing this because he believes in no deal or a position for a future tory leadership contest. he had made the calculation the mps and activists in the tory party would like a true brexiteers no deal or to succeed at theresa may. so that might be some of the motivation somebody could attribute to the action. a more cynical person. you're saying it to be fair. sorry to ask you. laughter we are going to go to your paper i'iow. we are going to go to your paper now. i went come after that! break a ter fury now. i went come after that! break a terfury as a mrs now. i went come after that! break a ter fury as a mrs may six labour deal. —— we are going to your paper now. i said to you off air this just like a cunning plan. either have the brexiteers have to make a decision between a marxist—leninist maoist deal that is cooked up withjeremy
corbyn, or at theresa may's old deal. which would look more better to jacob rees—mogg what's up exactly. the erg, the tories are gathered together to watch the statement. —— they all gather together. they feel that by bringing jeremy corbyn is slain duncan smith said come he is not fit enough though well a... will alienate people more. jacob rees—mogg, who did record the last week said i stand by that and i will back your deal again it shows that not backing her deal leads to a softer brexit. there will be a lot of anger tonight, when erg member said they are considering resigning the web, they felt so angry. in the cold light of day, tomorrow or after, if the vote comes down to it in parliament, either mrs may deal or jeremy corbyn deal which could be customs union and therefore a lot of the success of brexit as they will say not being delivered, they may have to finally hold their nose and back the may deal. i hasten to think
that the idea thatjeremy corbyn is a marxist—leninist or whatever, or jacob rees—mogg worries. not mine. by jacob rees—mogg worries. not mine. by the other you they are feeling you need to get onto twitter now. —— jacob rees—mogg's word. isn't there an irony here that in fact, the dup come home the ofjacob rees—mogg and the other members have said we need to ta ke the other members have said we need to take a lead from the dup rather, we need to take a lead from them because the whole idea of the backstop is going to affect them probably more than anybody else. they might preferred the idea of a customs union that might have been put forward by someone likejeremy corbyn. it is interesting they have consistently said that however many times theresa may deal‘s come back, how many time the speaker allows, they would not back in. however, the suggestion seems to be there customs union deal in their mind with the irish backstop issue, which is the insurance policy in case a deal is
not struck in the future, that they could to pivot towards that and this is part of the calculation that theresa may has made. i don't have much sympathy for the brexiteers mps that were crowding around the tv in the calmist tonight watching her statement. now serious about it. they had three attempts to back this year and they decided not to. if she makes a calculation that she cannot rely on them to pass the deal but actually moving towards a softer brexit might have me she can get her deal through, then it really they have themselves to blame. it issued that there is a huge risk for the pm in terms of her own party management. not only these cabinet ministers who spoke out against but in the votes, monday night probably wishing it feels like forever ago. —— probably last night. 37 tory mps voted for a customs union. it is not a popular option. in the
conservative party. she will have to do some real exciting to her backbenchers and some real controlling of those brexiteers you mentioned who threatened to resign the web and possibly support labour no—confidence vote. in order to try and get these vaguely intact. onto the daily mail. teresa's last stand. is there a sense now that she is reaching out in the likes of hilary benn have said that this is finally what should have been done to a half yea rs what should have been done to a half years ago? she is reaching out, she just needs to get a deal through an order, frankly, for this to be heard defining moment as prime minister. absolutely. she has already said she will go if this deal goes through. when you say her last stand to be really answer lacen. she is saying if you vote for this, i will go. the really la st if you vote for this, i will go. the really last roll of the dice for her. the labour for this is a lot of
people will be against the customs union. they feel they don't want the full mobile ticketing. the backstop ironically gives the uk the position of being in the customs union and the single market and not having the freedom of movement. so the backstop works so many people are against actually does take a lot of getting consensus across actually does take a lot of getting consensus across parliament but that has been lost in all of this. this is the three—dimensional chess going on is the three—dimensional chess going on in parliament. and also theresa may, and the position now because every other logical position has been taken away from her. parliament has stopped no deal. the brexiteers someone held there. she has been forced down this road. she couldn't do no deal. —— the brexiteers did not want her deal. parliament had the possibility to roll this out. she is in this position because her decision and other people around her. the eu have made it clear that they don't like the backstop either. they hate it. but it is a backstop.
a last resort for them in the end. going back to theresa may. the suggestion that this is her last roll of the dice, she hasn't got long, has she? she will have to sit down with jeremy long, has she? she will have to sit down withjeremy corbyn this week and shift some of her red lines. yes. the plan is that they sit down as soon as yes. the plan is that they sit down as soon as possible. the expectation they will be in her office in the house of commons tomorrow. and start working out whether they can genuinely reach some sort of consensus oi’ genuinely reach some sort of consensus or whether this is just off for show and i hope they reach some sort of off for show and i hope they reach some sort of consensus off for show and i hope they reach some sort of consensus and that once they have, with the plan they can agree on they have, with the plan they can agree on they will put it before mps for a vote, probably on monday before theresa may goes back to the ague on wednesday for this emergency brexit summit and if they do not manage to reach a deal, then the comments can take over the process again as it has previously done and hold another series of indicative both possibly with the run—up between theresa maymake their own
custom —— theresa may's deal and the customs union. either way, the hope is that when she goes back to brussels, she will have some clear indication of the way forward and therefore there will be prepared to grantan therefore there will be prepared to grant an extension. another thing her cabinet her party are worried about is how long that will be. because currently she is saying that in her statement that she wanted that to be until may the 22nd only. so the uk didn't have to go into european elections. however, all the suggestion from brussels tonight are that actually, it might have to be longer. they are concerned she might come back again and ask for another short delay in the are worried about her ability to deliver having failed to this thus far. i suggested going around they might prefer to offer her nine months and that is obviously problematic for her party because it means they would have to go because it means they would have to go to the elections three years after we left the referendum we had to say we wanted to leave the eu. ten out of ten for your piece, i
went. we will look at paper's now. how it should be done now. -- pippa's paper now. as i said, hilary benn now have been saying this is what should've happened. two and a half years ago. i have spoken to cabinet minister said they that they wish this process at all happen sooner. we have heard many times try to rewrite history in saying things should be done different but hindsight can only take you so far. you have to move forward. we are very close to the end outcome we expected it to go right to the breach but was out ten days ago. and theresa may's asking jeremy corbyn for help malcolm quite clear to me speaking to some people from number ten before i came here tonight was that for the first time, they were not indicating she was prepared to budge on her red line. —— they were
indicated. previously, she has suggested that she was prepared to reach out across party talks but she whether prepared to budge on the customs union or the second referendum. all those things are still on the table. which is in on the tablet now is revoking brexit entirely, and no deal. —— which is not on the table now. she is going into the talks in the spirit of compromise and we expect irma corbyn to do the same. let's see where we are this time tomorrow. that sounds like a ten. laughter i think so. front page of the guardian. finally, a nation agrees, eu impasse is bad for us all. talking about mental health. they did some polling, 2000 people last week according, 83% of people last week according, 83% of people are sick of seeing brexit on the news every day. 64% have anxiety and whether to thirst as brexit becomes more confusing than the more they hear about a the —— and that
mckay wasn't in the chair on the papers. talking to our producer, our viewerfigures are papers. talking to our producer, our viewer figures are out. the numbers are upfor viewer figures are out. the numbers are up for coverage viewer figures are out. the numbers are up for coverage of this all intractable debacle i suppose you could say or impasse. even though people are professing they are hacked off with it and can't take any more of it, they are obsessed. it is very dramatic. every day i got to work thinking surely today cannot be more dramatic than last day. every day it is. we are going home at midnight. we left for the stuff, but getting home very late and thinking about nothing else. —— we live for the cell. it doesn't put something in your mind. speaking to friends and family outside of our westminster bible, it is interesting to see that brexit has become the new weather. everybody want to talk about it. and what your views are. you just want to switch it off. you don't want to know any more about
it. i think people recognise this as a historic moment and want to be aware what is going on stop they wa nt aware what is going on stop they want to know what the turning point is. but it seems to be people are observing it off. people come up to me and say what is really going on. i don't know any more than you! i get that all the time. i haven't got a clue! it is in a big secret i will let you know. the daily telegraph now. let you know. the daily telegraph now. this sums this whole farago up very well. there it is. a good guy to what happens next. how this could get any worse. laughter that said it all. thanks to pippa and owen. we will look at some more stories with you guys in a not too long. that is it tonight. you can see the front pages online also. if you
missed the programme, watch it later on missed the programme, watch it later on bbc iplayer. we will be back later. goodbye. hello there. it is set to get warmer again this week. what we are seeing at the moment is a short, sharp burst of really cold air coming down from the arctic. you can see that colder air with lots of shower clouds in there, as well as hail, sleet and snow over the hills. that cloud is coming back in from the north, bringing wet weather further into scotland and northern england, very slippery over some routes with temperatures close to freezing and icy patches around. a really cold start to the day. miserable underneath this wet weather in scotland, rain with sleet and snow over the hills. for a while, effecting the far north of england, rain coming into northern ireland and northern wales, sharp showers further south and east, it may be hail
and thunder in those. conditions in northern england are improving. strongest winds are around the edges, with the north and west of scotland and northern ireland, strong gale force winds here. these are the afternoon temperatures, 7—9dc, below par certainly when you add on the strength of the wind, it will feel much colder in the northwest of the uk, typically 2—4dc. equally as cold in the far southwest of england and the channel islands. now we have low pressure dominating our weather, cutting off that supply of really cold air coming in from the north. we have these weather fronts wrapped around the area of low pressure. they focused the more persistent mainly rain by this stage across northern scotland, as well as this curl of cold coming back into the southwest of england pushing into south wales. in between a few sharp showers, but lots of dry weather and sunshine, as well, with temperatures beginning to creep up a little bit, 9—10 celsius. heading towards the end of the week, in time for the weekend, it will feel warmer.
most places will be dry by this time, some sunshine, as well. we still have low pressure anchored to the south for the rest of the uk on friday, but instead of northerly winds, the winds are coming from the south or southeast. temperatures will continue to rise. still the threat of heavier downpours in the southwest of england and wales, perhaps northern ireland as well. it should be drier in northern scotland, and many eastern parts of scotland will have a dry day on friday. a little bit of sunshine coming through, but those temperatures getting as high as 13—14dc. so much better.