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of northern ireland so in all likelihood we're going to be sitting here next monday evening talking about plan b. and then the vote on that and b. and wants important is that also next monday evening it across party group of m. pace she's saying to theresa may look if you do not get anything through within the next three weeks and parliament is going to take more control and they want they get it would have to be a put forward in votes some by parliament but they want the very senior m.p.c. the heads of various committees in parliament to be able to try and get together and come to an agreement of whether they go next and some of the people behind them a very keen on myself to brics it yes that's what they're after so this is the problem there are all these factions everybody wants something different let me take this now back to london barber of angels standing by for us barbara let me ask you i was asking about what can to resume a gets if she goes back to brussels this week to try to get a plan b.
are we going to go to barbara in just me just as my producer ok we can go to barbara so barbara can resume a can she get any changes to this agreement any assurances that she has already received from the european union. to me so you've been asking me brant yes we'll start with the question was meant for you that you know sorry. yes as if she does get the problem here is that video of he the northern irish hardliners who are sort of at the core of this whole of this whole trouble in this whole problem and that they have really really sort of dark themselves in that they have said that they would not budge unless the it backs up a small this removed now that is something that the e.u. cannot give them if you look to brussels i mean there are certain discussions
nobody will do this openly but they do exist that they they might somehow put some sort of time limit on the backs of even though it's very long gone let's think about five years for instance is that going to change the opinion of the d u p and off the bretts that hardliners it is doubtful because if you look at what the brics and hardliners among the conservatives want the irish backs up is just a pretext they want no deal of wrecks that they have to scavenge that in the meantime and they're selling it actively here in london around calling screen there's a truck driving up and jot down that says let's have w t o rules was rex it yes let's hope people will agree it will enjoy w t o rules once they really have arrived in the country that is another question but says that that really the opinions have changed and there are some people like the former breaks and secretary david davis who for instance egress simply an openly said if the sale of
his heart breaks that thing and to no irish backstop was a time limit is going to change that and what about the willingness in brussels barber you know have to remind our viewers you've spent many years covering the european union you know what the temperature is in brussels is the willingness there as great as it has been these past few years to work with the u.k. to facilitate a breakthrough or do you what about the chance of a second reform in the been keeping the u.k. in the european union what does brussels want to see. i mean there is of course a certain willingness to carry on working risk the british side in order to avoid no deal heartbreaks it and somehow figure out some sort of last little shred self concept sions that could be given to britain in order to help treason may get this deal over the hurdles but from this point in time and on this day all this doesn't
look very hopeful on the other hand a second referendum of course the e.u. would be willing to give the time for that because that seems the only large a kill and one is good political way to to get out of this impasse that the whole country finds itself in at the moment and not only politics but people if you talk to people here the divisions are deep and they are everywhere bought on the other hand with the e.u. with then if it's a referendum ended on and on a positive note if there would be a majority for remain unless it's a really overwhelming majority let's say something around sixty percent again what kind of britain would return to the table it's in brussels there might be is sort of in a nutshell is feeling off we've almost been out now we have back in now we have to play was them play ball was deming ad and what sort of partner would they be in the future with their block decision making with the even one three european project
anymore many questions all of them on answered and on answerable at this point and so no there is no wholesale joy about the id you idea that they might in fact remain some in fact do say in brussels nobody will do this officially but they do this when they talk in private and say maybe it's better that britain actually goes ok for provisional in london thank you we want to take the story now to max hoffman he is joining us tonight from strong spring france that is the seat of the european parliament good evening to you maximum so the european union watching what's happening to me. in london let's assume what everyone's assuming that this plane is going to be defeated theresa may she has to come up with a plan b. by next monday. is there any indication from where you are that they're it's possible to get a plan b. out of your. was and i talked to one of the parliamentarians here earlier from the
greens and i put that question towards him say but if we have that deadlock would you be willing to go and maybe do something about the withdrawal agreement with g even recommended maybe shorten the backs up or give it a time limit as bubble that is in london just mentioned and he got quite angry he said listen we didn't bring ourselves in that mess it was the u.k. who chose to do that and there's international law for example the good friday agreement we can't touch this so this is not up for discussion and if you look around here we've talked to a lot of parliamentarians today about this than the mood is between you know scared about the future because we are in this impasse we are we have this deadlock and it's unclear how the brits are going to get out of this so everybody fearing a hard at least most parliamentarians of course you also have the u.k. parliamentarians the hardliners in the u.k. who want to hard drugs it but an overwhelming majority does not want it and others are a little hopeful thinking that maybe this will give way to
a second referendum maybe this will give way to the u.k. in the end somehow actually staying in the european union and what about the problem with ireland in northern ireland you know the backstop issue that is something that seems to be the issue that cannot be solved is there any indication from brussels from the european union that there is any maneuvering there or is it now time for the european union to make sure that it protects the interests of the republic of ireland. the problem brant of all this and not many people like to talk about it openly but they do behind closed doors of course is this red line of a hard border between northern ireland and ireland becomes completely obsolete if you have a hard drags the day after that the irish people the irish state which is part of
the european union will be obliged to have border controls on their well basically not existing right now on an existing border to northern ireland which is part of the united kingdom and that is something that the irish and the rest of the you wanted to avoid at all costs so it is completely in the interests of the european union to try to avoid a no deal scenario because then the thing happens that they wanted to avoid all along and. again this deal is going to be defeated in the british parliament tonight who is the reason may who is she going to visit. oh probably. it was here in strasburg this afternoon but he left early most recently in the us you know it's just you know so now we need to get back in to was misery to go back to the houses of parliament where the voting is continuing let's listen in. to the left six hundred thirty the no news have it the no news habit oh no
thank you i. work for the. week by now put the main question to the house the main question in the name of the prime minister question is the main motion in the name of the prime minister as many as are of that opinion say i was over the country no. i was. a little over. three hours just talking talking through here what is going on why now ok so we just have that memon that was voted on and. the that piece of ampichino last question if the complete twenty five basis hundred m.p.'s voted against it's not going straight on
to teresa mayes breaks it deals the main so we don't why don't we i mean the amendment the limits ago on didn't happen so it is that we're not voting on that so that is with all agreement that is you know that very long document that was acquainted with brussels back in november and the political tale which is looking at the future relationship between the u.k. and the even tax is what they're voting on what we need to take a stand and again they are now leaving the chamber of the house of commons to go through the lobby to vote either yes or no for dale and interesting at. because this is so old fashioned and there are no buttons and an m.p.'s literally have to walk through whichever side they're going through one of the m.p.'s was due to give birth today she was jus to have her says area and section because they do not allow proxy voting in the british parliament she has been wheeled in she's in
a wheelchair and is being wheeled through the know what about that about in the sense section is the tomorrow she's going to be having she has had to postpone it because she feels so strongly a minute out of this and they would and they. parliamentary procedure means that there could be no proxy votes and nobody could focus on her behalf and things had to be wheeled through on the road so we're not holding a rebirth of a child that way up a lot of this is about how seriously politicians are taking this. so they're going to go out there and we know that by the time it took for the vote on that amendment they were talking about what if i were to quit and minutes from there the thing that really stands out from what we heard from juries made the prime minister there she gave that final speech in the five days of debate on this briggs withdrawal deal she said this is going to be the most important vote in our political career. is i mean that's a very strong it's a very profound statement to make here and she talked about acting in the national interest i mean this is almost like
a war so yes you're right it make if you are about to go to war and i guess this is how she and many is seeing this in the u.k. because it is such a profound vote and such a profound decision that is being made and she has done everything that she can to try to win over from her point of view to try to win over those m.p.'s on her own side who cannot support this withdrawal this bracks it deal and so she is now turning to to the language actually i would say of winston churchill she's the language of that saying not. no interest most significant vote any of us will take part in our political career the time has come to make a decision so she is saying. the playground is over the playing is over have to make a decision this is too important this is your chance and she said it's either my deal there's no bricks it's a tool or it's no deal and she said the only way that we can properly represent the
people of the u.k. what they voted for in that referendum back in twenty sixteen is to support my way and the language it has been the language has been so stork in the past few days we've heard her say that a vote against her deal would be a betrayal of democracy british democracy it would be ignoring the will of the people. is that true it there's a very strong words very strong which is that her language saying i don't want to do well is second amendment a second referendum you mean the second river in well yeah well i mean. the issue with the second referendum as as we've talked about before is that again the u.k. like parliament is still very divided and there is no guarantee that those who want to stay in the e.u. would win that referendum and people a very politicians are very concerned about opening up these wounds others will say
the divisions of that the divisions are going to stay this is too important a decision this teresa mayes breaks it in no way better than what the u.k. currently has with the e.u. and so therefore there has to be a second referendum so you've got that going on but you've also got to raise them a saying i have fought for this for the past two years i have done everything i can i have she did play hardball with the e.u. i mean she said some very strong statements at the beginning of all this which in offended a lot of people made the e.u. and those people who voted to remain in the e.u. so so she said i. have done all i can this is the best you are going to get i understand your concerns about northern ireland i'm doing all i can to reassure you that this so-called irish backstop to prevent will not necessarily a kick in it is an insurance policy if we can come to this proper free trade agreement between the u.k. and the e.u.
we won't have a problem this is a just in case we have to have it because we do not want to hop forward because you have to remember that ireland for many years. you know the two sides the sectarian violence sectarian violence more than three thousand deaths and nobody wants to say i would turn to that and that is the problem might be that the good friday agreement there could be put into jeopardy by briggs i mean so much is at risk with this and if we look at the polling in the u.k. we see that more people now compared to three years ago are in favor of perhaps staying in the european union but the change from three years ago today is not as dramatic as one would stick to right and yes younger people would like to stay but but old people have digging their heels and yes you can say that they will eventually die off but the fact is that this referendum was taken two years ago it was put to the people and those people who say that you have to support to raise amazed you will say we made that decision we gave them the option as to reason they
have said more than seventy percent of the u.k. it was seventy two percent turnout for that referendum you cannot now betray the people by saying they were going to vote again no it's not going to so there's no guarantee if there were a second river in the business guaranteed there would be a vote a clear clear vote to stay out in the european union looking fifty four fifty five percent possibly maybe a bit high but you're not looking at seventy or eighty percent in favor of staying in the u.s. in parliament the only thing that we can we can say for sure tonight is that there is this tremendous opposition to teresa mayes bricks a plan but you know. tell me where you got the majority agreeing on what comes after that you can't read that there is no agreement there any agreement there is that they don't want to raise amazed. and that is how problem trying to win them over now she could when she loses this she will be a few options she could try to appeal to the on the policies particular to labor
m.p.'s the main opposition to support it to to make promises but enough that it's very difficult politics is extremely divided as has always been along these party lines and to get people to cross those party lines and to vote the. labor m.p.'s a few have because they want to see bracks so much that the majority will not do that it is very very difficult and where she can go next. thank you very much we want to talk a little bit more now about ireland the main sticking point in the current deal is the so-called bank stop arrangement over the irish border of the aim is to maintain an open border between northern ireland which is part of the u.k. and the republic of ireland which of course will remain a member of the european union if the u.k. leaves the e.u. without an all encompassing deal the backstop would keep northern ireland within the e.u. customs union but that would create different conditions between northern ireland and the rest of the u.k.
in the eyes of some that would effectively mean a kind of border within the u.k. . others say the measure would keep britain under the e.u. customs rules and leave the country tied to the union indefinitely. when terry hughes enters his gas station he's in the republic of ireland. but walking past some groceries. and out the back door takes him across the national border straight into the united kingdom across the border if i'm going to grab because of drinks or. if i'm serving across him or at the back doors and in the u.k. i'm in the front here with we have the republic of ireland so. i would probably think maybe we're in the region of thirty forty times a day cross the border. if you're joining us now this is g.w.
news special coverage of the vote in the british parliament that voting is taking place right now we are about to get the results of that my colleague alex here at the big table with me i mean we're just waiting right now for the tallying right before tell us a full officials who i think will say what the result is i believe and most people are expecting to reason may to lose this fight significantly the big question is by how much will it be forty fifty eighty or could it be as high as two hundred or even more what does that matter than that much is it now the house is a lot because if she is defeated by more than two hundred five it's also a done proves that there really is no social support for her in parliament four hundred deal if it was a small of say fifty to eighty phones then she could possibly go back to the e.u. and say look i'm almost that if you could just offer me
a little bit more if we can just get over that line i will have it and says they will be watching this very closely indeed if it's more than two hundred i'm not really i'm not really one hundred percent sure what she or two reason may won't. i mean i think it's clear that she wants to try to bring her back again if she is defeated but you know if it's feasible more than two hundred votes that is huge and and as you said earlier the current record is one hundred sixty six to fifty five hundred sixty six votes and that was set set by the minority labor government in one thousand twenty four almost one hundred years we're looking at. the biggest defeat for the british government in parliament in almost a century possibly massively yet you could be could be very severe at the same time the the prime minister you would think looking from the outside you would think that this would be the no in the coffin here her but she could actually survive
this. and she probably will i mean there is the possibility that she could say i resign but i think given what we've seen from tourism a recently that it's unlikely that she will do that she's hoping that she has won over some of those m.p.'s about five hundred full of them earlier this week so that they would support her dealing clue thing actually edward lee who was one of the m.p.'s who wanted to move an amendment on that backstop and then didn't in the end so she does have a few who have decided that they will support but i think it's very unlikely that there will be enough i mean even today in the house of commons dominic rob the secretary said that there was no way that he could support this deal and they were encouraging he was encouraging others to to to also vote it down to stay strong and vote it down in again it is it feels. like they've been
talking wall long because that is what it comes down to and both sides all sides so adamant that they are right and that whatever happens has to go their way and that is the problem do you think the. sickly reaping what she has. over the past two years she has always said that it's my way or the highway a deal is the only bricks deal that would be good for the united kingdom was that the wrong approach i mean obviously great cities would say so yes but then you speak to those in brussels and they will say we gave the very best that we could in the u.k. has got a very good deal compared to what they could have got so that's that's the issue there what more so jeremy cool when the leader of the labor party previously saying . as well as wanting a general election we're going to reopen negotiations with the e.u. how what more could labor actually get i mean they would like that they would like
you could stay in a permanent customs union with the e.u. but really would they be able to get everything that they want and what more would the e.u. give to the u.k. when they feel that they have done given a lot and bent over backwards. to research being of all the war makers of the brits who two years the remaining being the most honest and with this plan i mean she's saying considering considering the situation with northern ireland ireland considering everything this is as good as again that's what she's saying but there are others who are saying it's not as good as it gets so those who want to suffer more on the lines of norway which is not in the e.u. that is in the single market there is but there are many sorry there are many of those soft who want to break that who would support something like that and say that that is the best way for the u.k. particularly economically but then that breaks it is those who really want a president. possibly even a no deal bricks it just say cut your losses with the e.u.
we just got to go we will be quite happy to trade rules we do not need this is so this is the problem it is so divided all these possibilities that you're talking. next to the problem of the referendum we saw in two thousand and sixteen we we really don't know what one what the british people were asked if we don't know what the british people said in the referendum when they said leave the european let's listen back and i think we're going to get the results of this historic. the eyes to the right two hundred into. the nose to the left four hundred and thirty two. feet high to the right to wonder and to.
me oh is the right to under it and to the no use to the left four hundred thirty two so the nodes having the nose have it. on a point in the point of order the prime minister thank you mr speaker mr speaker the house has spoken and the government will listen it is clear that the house does not support this deal but tonight's vote tells us nothing about what it does support nothing about how. nothing about how or even if it intends to honor the decision the british people took in a referendum parliament decided to hold and people particularly you citizens who've made their home here and u.k. citizens living in the e.u. deserve clarity on these questions as to. older people shouting there will be an opportunity for other points of order but the prime minister must and will be heard the prime minister here those whose
jobs rely on our trade with the e.u. need that clarity so with your permission mr speaker i'd like to set out briefly how the government intends to proceed first we need to confirm whether this government stood enjoys the confidence of the house i believe that it does but given the scale and importance of tonight's vote it's right that others have the chance to test that question if they wish to do so i can therefore confirm that if the official opposition table a confidence motion this evening in the form required by the fixed term parliaments act the government. we'll make time to debate that motion tomorrow and if this happened before christmas the official opposition declined to do so we will on this occasion consider making time tomorrow to debate any motion in the form required from the other opposition parties should they put one. second and second if the house confirms its confidence in this government i will then hold meetings with my
colleagues our confidence and supply part of the u.p.a. and senior parliamentarians from across the house to identify what would be required to secure the backing of the house the government will approach these meetings in a constructive spirit but given. given the only urgent need to make progress we must focus on ideas of genuinely negotiable and have sufficient support in this house third if these meetings yield such ideas the government will then explore them with the european union mr speaker i want to end by offering to reassurances the first is to those who fear that the government's strategy is to run down the top to the twenty ninth of may. that is not our strategy i've always believed that the best way forward is to leave in an orderly way with a good deal you. have devoted much of the last two years negotiating such a deal as you confirmed mr speaker the amendment to the business motion table to
last week by my my honorable and learned friend the member for beckons field is not legally binding but the government respects the will of the house we will therefore make a statement about the way forward and table and amendable motion by monday the second reassurance is to the british people who voted to leave the european union in the referendum two and a half years ago i became prime minister immediately after that referendum i believe it's my duty to deliver on that instruction and i intend to do syria every day that passes without this issue being result means. more uncertainty more and more rancor the governments have heard has heard what the house has said tonight but i ask members on all sides of the house to listen to the bush people who want this issue separate. and what with the government to do just that. will come to other colleagues first of all to all the leader of the opposition
generally called in. thank you mr speaker the results of tonight's vote is the greatest defeat for a government since the nineteen twenties in this house this is a catastrophic defeat for this government after two years of failed negotiations the house of commons is today but its verdict on her brakes deal and that verdict is absolutely decisive i hear the words the prime minister but actions of our government of the past two years speak equally clearly. she is only a time to and reach out now to try to keep the failed process and deal alive after it's been so roundly rejected by parliament on behalf of the people of this country labor has laid out our priorities consistently no deal i know deal must be taken. no deal must be taken off the table a permanent customs union must be secured and people's rights and protections must
be guaranteed so they do not fall behind at every turn the prime minister has closed the door on dialogue businesses begged her to negotiate a comprehensive customs union trade union leaders pressed her for the same thing they were ignored in the last two years she's only had one priority the conservative party. but covering principle of delay and denial has reached the end of the line she cannot seriously believe. that after two years of failure she is capable of to go shaking a good deal for the people of this country the most important issue facing us is that the government has lost the confidence of this house in this country i therefore mr speaker i inform you i have now tabled a motion of no confidence in this. and i'm pleased
i'm pleased that motion will be debated tomorrow so this house can give its verdict on the share incompetence of this government and that motion of no confidence in the government. that's what i did just come to the lead i will come to the right honorable gentleman of course but a point of order the leader of the house. with commission mr speaker i should like to make a short business statement because in the business for tomorrow and the remainder of this week i'm extraordinarily grateful to ride on the lady and i she called you psychic as to what i'm thinking i can't be psychic as to what she's thinking i think the smooth and orderly way to proceed with this matter is to deal with points of order first and then to come to the right on the latest statement which would be entirely proper and out was helpful to the house at the point of all the mystery and back but. just because we should be a leader of the situation that wouldn't call is taking we have got thirty little to
dissolve the fact that it has taken a soul to get to this point frankly is shameful this is a humiliating defeat for the government it's been a listen to the prime minister that sounds like everybody else is full rather than how you say responsibility for what has happened and to see that this is because i'm delighted that the leader of the opposition has come driving to the motion of no confidence that you know the fourth but of course that we will support and by prime minister theresa may sound lee defeated making history the biggest defeat for a. british government in a century two hundred two four that plan four hundred thirty two against it a loss by two hundred and thirty under president we've got coverage of what's going to happen next and to talk about that i'm joined here in the studio by our breaks it analysts that is the alex forrest whiting and our very own barbara vanes old is
in london barbara you heard the prime minister say right now that she's heard the house and that a confidence vote should be held to test support for her government after this defeat what she doing. yes she is acknowledging that she is defeated actually i mean in one sense she came out fighting brant because she said i listen to the house i listen to what m.p.'s are saying and then on the other hand she she also said that the divorce agreement it was the european union somehow needs to get across the hurdle it somehow still needs to sort of come to pass so she says one thing was one hand and another thing was the other hand bob of course she has to acknowledge that we was so soundly defeated because the figures involved in this are sort of the worst case scenario for theories of may i mean some have thought if it would be like only in the two
figures that she went down she could handle it but if it was around two hundred that means that she really has a big problem and that even her own cabinet might deserve so now that the game is really wide open for treason may as she will have to sort of stand the the vote of no confidence tomorrow and we've heard jeremy corbyn the leader of the opposition calling for it will be a big debate tomorrow it will be voted on and everybody here in london things that it is likely that she will win it because the our own rose so many of them have deserted her in this vote tonight they will close again and keep her in government but still she will be in government but not in power in that sense and so it is a very bad outcome for treason maybe it's a very bad outcome but she's still going to survive it alex and german corben there was very passionate saying he's calling for this vote of no confidence to tomorrow
the but the numbers are against him so it's almost feels like much ado about nothing right now this is. a very good description i think you're probably right i mean there is the possibility that these ten northern irish m.p.'s these unionists and pays. could decide to support jeremy corbyn in this no confidence vote but still you know she is going to have the backing of her own party so it is very unlikely that he will succeed in that or what i do you have to point out that this wasn't just the biggest government defeat in hundred years this was the biggest government defeat in history two hundred and thirty i mean it is the most extraordinary figure and by any other time she would be long gone and it is extraordinary that she is still there and that we are saying that she heard government is likely to survive that no confidence vote tomorrow and then she still has to come back on monday with her so-called plan b. does she have a plan b.
a very good quotes in the throat let me throw that to you barbara i mean she is she said next monday she'll be back with an alternative plan so who is she going to call tomorrow after this no confidence vote of two survives that who is she going to call in brussels. she said going to coming and going to come back was no chance of a plan brant i'm sorry to correct you here but she's going to come back with the same old plan because she will of course and now contact brussels and there are rumors in strasburg that john clued younker the president of the european commission has left the meeting the routine meeting there and is in his way was on his way back to brussels and would be ready to talk to you tomorrow even day the first contact would normally be on the telephone but other than that what can she do yes she will appeal to the european union to sort of give her a bit more on the on the northern irish backstop there might be
a certain amount of movement possible politically diplomatically but would that be enough and it seems that she will plan b. kick the can down the road even further even though she has tonight more or less run out of road what you see happening barbara mean we've talked about this time and time again that this bragg's a plan the way theresa may have been busy and it just seems impossible if that's the case. what options does she have a mean if she presents the same plan next monday then we're going to go through the same thing tonight and next monday that we're going through tomorrow. it is very probable i mean she will try to wring some concessions from brussels and the question is how far people there are willing to move probably not enough for her to change the minds of the hardliners in her own party so the whole exercise seems to be robbed rather pointless and what we see here is to resume
a innocence if i may say so at her worst because she is resilient but her resilience seems to have turned into stubbornness quite a while ago and she is just sort of plowing on she's just sort of carrying on with are very good looking left and right and without regarding her political situation in reality and it seems that in a way she is not really acknowledging that she cannot go on like this that she cannot carry things on because she's in an impasse and there is no way out and some door needs to be open somewhere and she's not the right person to do it because she doesn't have the support of parliament and her own party so it is an awful situation that the government finds itself to reach in theresa may find herself in and of course whole the whole system of british politics finds itself in because they have end up being in a corner at the moment they can see a way forward and alex is the name is barbara right is is the prime minister is she
just tone deaf to well it's just reading here on trust twitter number ten downing street confirm the prime minister has not withdrawn her brought to jail and it is still on the table as have preferred option so that is still what she is going for also we've had confirmation that the d.p. that there is unionists and his northern ireland will support her in that no confidence vote. ok because i think. if there is time to just to say about monday this is when when she comes back to parliament when there we may see a more of a parliamentary takeover at this point where these m.p.'s say there were three m.p.'s concern. of m.p.'s but with different views on bricks it he was saying look if she can if we can get the government giving us something new and getting something through within three weeks then it has to go we have to get all these very senior m.p.'s together and we have to have what they call in some indicative so step by step what can we agree what can we not agree and also remember jeremy
corbyn if he doesn't get this general election that he wants if he loses this no confidence vote what is he going to do about a second referendum on many of his own m.p.'s one to be a second referendum we'll hear allow it to happen or not that's a very good point let's see if there's any reaction coming from the european union let's go to max hoffman our views in strasbourg france of the european parliament max any word on what we've just seen in london. john cleared your guard the president of the e.u. commission who was earlier in the day here in strasburg but left early to go back to brussels to be able to react to what was happening in the house of commons back in london just made a press release released a short note really where he says that the risk of a disorderly withdrawal of the united kingdom has increased with this evening's vote while we do not want this to happen the european commission will continue its contingency work to help ensure the e.u. is fully prepared for this and earlier on in that note he says that on the e.u.
side and this is important the process of ratification of the withdrawal agreement continues although it has it has this resoundingly feed in the house of commons so we could interpret that as saying that you has not completely given up hope on this withdrawal agreement in which it has invested so much time and effort over the last years and max being quoted here in the wires saying that time is almost up b d is there is there a sense of panic now we've got seventy three days until breaks it is scheduled to begin and we have no idea what kind of breaks it will take place. well two points bryan the first point being this does not come as a surprise nobody here expected three some may to win that vote in the house of commons so there's no paddick. the second point that i would like to make is unlike the united kingdom the e.u.
really has thoroughly prepared for that case although of course not thrilled about the prospect of this happening you have hundreds of bureaucrats who do just that prepare possible outcomes of certain events and this being the most important event in recent memory in the european union a lot of your kratz prepared this so they have their plans in there but they will be unable to completely shield the european union of the shock of a possible hard brags that nevertheless they are preparing it for example by trying to strike little agreements pieces of what was in this with raul agreement beforehand for example to make sure that flights will be able to continue to operate between the continent and the united kingdom that's just one example of several agreements that they are prepared kate max in strasbourg france of the european parliament max thank you very much back here in studio three and berlin alex we're getting now reports from the european union warnings about the risk of a disorderly exit after this british disorderly exit from the european union the
risks are rising because the fulls is that they will that the u.k. is leaving on the twenty ninth of march and they are leaving or whatever and the west palm them and puts down a new bill a new piece of legislation and overturns that so that this is the problem at the moment by default we're leaving so it could possibly be a no deal here we have donald tusk he's. if it is impossible and no one wants no detail then who will finally have the courage to say what the only positive solution is and we all know what lots is you know what will will people change their minds well parliament decide look well two things will that last for an extent. ssion of osco fifty said to delay brix it is that the only thing that cannot now happen because we're so close to this deadline or will they decide with jeremy colvin finally decisive it when they decide that they have to put it to the people there has to be a vote a second referendum on whether the u.k.
really once it's in the and those are the options and that's just the weekend was sure viewers again if you're just joining us this is our special coverage of that brags that vote and i'm president a defeat for the government of prime minister to resign may the brig's withdrawal plan that she go she had with the european union has been defeated tonight the biggest defeat in u.k. history we understand and inside the bridge progress right now more talks continuing but i mean we are right now in the moment we are in the wake of a tremendous defeat for the british prime minister. because we. could you confirm the timetable set out by my bicycle bed that even with the hops perfectly it cools with the invented program engine which the house voted upon not speak of against the old gentleman but it will pay for all which the prime
minister would have three six hundred eight any of it wouldn't be agreed if that were the case i don't it should be unkind to the honorable gentleman but he's frankly not adding anything by that point of old i would enjoy the company well intended to do so but no additional public services being provided if they're all for. questions to the leader i'm sure he'll be happy to take them within the confines of the supplementary business motion but he is no us you are watching d.w. news special coverage of the breadth of vote in the british parliament to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and to our viewers all over the world welcome parliament has just rejected prime minister teresa mayes withdrawal agreement with the european union four hundred thirty two votes to two hundred into an unprecedented defeat for a british cover.