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influence, a little milder, this morning, the satellite picture, sunshine! the rain cloud and a little bit of hilson or across parts of scotla nd little bit of hilson or across parts of scotland but all the time it's improving, going into the north sea, we have hill snow lying, still pretty chilly across the northern half of the country, more rain showers possibly some thunder coming into southern and western parts of the uk. even without that we have sunshine, temperatures with the milder south—west wind getting above—average, above yesterday, much more bearable if you are heading out, it was bitter and draw yesterday. evening and overnight pushing the rain eastwards, things quieten down, looks like a cold night, temperatures close to freezing in the towns and cities, probably at freezing in the countryside especially in rural areas. there could be is following the rain today and with lighter winds, substantially lighter, some mist and fog. monday starting on a decent note, a little ridge of high pressure, keeping the weather fronts
at bay, we see decent spells sunshine going through the day. it means it will be a chilly start, a little bit of mist and fog, the wind generally light, ridge of high pressure keeping things at bay until later in the day, we will start to see cloudy skies, patchy rain coming in. relatively mild again, temptress between 8—12d. not a bad start to the working week but, as we go further ahead, tuesday, looking particularly unsettled at the moment, looking minty, more severe gales potentially and more heavy rain. when the state sees that clear and dry weather but as ever, if you have plans, lots of things still to do for many before christmas, lots of travel plans, state tuned to the forecast. more for you later. hello. this is bbc news with ben brown.
the headlines: theresa may accuses the former prime minister tony blair of insulting the office he once held by supporting another eu referendum. after two weeks of negotiations, delegates at the un climate conference in poland reach agreement on how to enforce promised cuts to carbon emissions. chester zoo launches a £50,000 fundraising campaign after fire destroyed much of the vast roof covering one of its enclosures yesterday. documentary maker stacey dooley and dance partner kevin clifton are crowned the winners of this year's strictly come dancing show. before the papers — sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's katherine downes liverpool will hope to regain top spotin liverpool will hope to regain top spot in the premier league later today when they host manchester
united at anfield after manchester city went top yesterday, beating everton. james burford rounds at the action. hundreds of millions of pounds of been spent on mac city's star—studded line—up, gabrieljesus without a premier league goal since august, but now he is headed in the right direction, with two for the price of one against everton. striker needs to score goals, and he is incredible. i'm pretty sure he scored two nice goals, and it will be important for him and for all of us. city return to the top of the table for now at least, and totte n ha m table for now at least, and tottenham are allstar —— also high after the breakthrough against burnley. christian eriksen in stoppage time breaks burnley‘s arts. spurs may be the highest placed of the london side, but west ham the most informed. it would take something special for
crystal palace to take place without wilfried zaha. crystal palace to take place without wilfried za ha. via crystal palace to take place without wilfried zaha. via fetsch‘s stunner ensured all three points against leicester. if that was good, this may have been either better from watford'sjose holebas, the greek finding the top corner in a 3—2 win against cardiff. huddersfield, meanwhile, had 74% possession against newcastle but such numbers mean nothing if you don't take your chances. salomon rondon did, sending the fans onto cloud nine. james burford, bbc news. so, liverpool kick off against manchester united hoping to reclaim that top spot at four o'clock this afternoon. kilmarnock aren't giving up their surprise challenge for the scottish premiership title. they're back on top of the table this morning after a 3—1win over dundee. steve clarke's side go a point clear of celtic but the scottish champions have three games in hand, starting away at hibernian this lunchtime.
elsewhere yesterday there were wins for motherwell and aberdeen. norwich city have been knocked off the top of the championship despite coming from behind to draw 2—2 at bristol city. leeds 1—0 win over bolton means they move to the summit. promotions chasers middlesbrough slipped to a 2—1 defeat at qpr while aston villa drew 2—2 against stoke. now little more on the manchester united liverpool match. manchester united travel to anfield to face liverpool later. united go into this match in 6th and 16 points behind their bitter rivals, whilejurgen klopp‘s side are looking to go back to the top of the table. we never thought before a game only because we have a few good results in the past at home or whatever that it will be easy, the next game. that's not the mood you can win football games. we have to be angry on sunday, and we will be. we fight for our points. it's not that there is anything, you don't solve problems for others, we have our own problems, our own targets, and we go for them. that's all.
we know that we are going to play against the leader. we are going to play against a team on a high, and even with the problems we have, and we have doubts about everything because we don't know which players are available, but we're going to arrive, we are going to have a team capable of going there and fight for the victory. glasgow warriors and saracens are both still on course for a place in the knockouts of rugby union's champions cup. they both won their pool matches in dreadful conditions yesterday, but saracens' win over cardiff means they are out already, as patrick gearey reports. cardiff's champions cup chances have been fast disappearing. their only path back through the fog was guarded by saracens' red giants. a formidable bunch, top of the premiership, top of their group. the likes of sean maitland, a streak of scarlet through ca rd iff's defence. faced with a rocky road, the blues got inventive, first the chip and then eventually the fish, dan fish‘s try once
converted gave the welsh side the half—time lead. but then they were winning at the break against sarries last week and lost by 26 points. with the likes of 0wen farrell around, you're never really safe. he kicked 16 points in all as saracens muscled their way through the blues. england hookerjamie george judged to be over. cardiff most definitely out. saracens are now 22 matches unbeaten. a watershed game in glasgow, this was weather for warriors — glasgow needed a win to keep alive their chances of reaching the next stage. this was some start. within 45 seconds, matawalu onto the water slide. lyon are bottom of the group, so the warriors would have had hopes of scoring the four tries needed for a bonus point. especially when matawalu went snorkelling once more. but they couldn't keep up the momentum. glasgow are comfortably second in their pool. in this weather they must feel like they've just climbed out of one. patrick gearey, bbc news. defending champions leinster also boosted their qualification hopes.
they ran in six tries to end bath's hopes of reaching the last eight with a a245 win in dublin. in the same pool, wasps lost to leaders toulouse. justin rose needed to finish in the top 12 of the indonesian masters to finish the year as the world's number one golfer. but he had a bit of a nightmare final round. he started the day tied in fourth place. in the end it all came down to this final putt on the 18th. this was for eagle and the top spot in the rankings. but passed it went, and he ended on his worst score of the year. brooks koepka finishes 2018 as world number one. canelo alvarez can now say he's world champion in three weight divisions. that's after he beat liverpool's rocky fielding at madison square gardens earlier this morning. rocky was knocked down four times before the fight was stopped in the third round.
i never shied away from the challenge. the phone call i got was calla n challenge. the phone call i got was callan low challenge. the phone call i got was calla n low wa nted challenge. the phone call i got was callan low wanted to fight, madison square garden. it's been a great week, met up with some great people. i dare to be great, i live the dream, but! i dare to be great, i live the dream, but i will come again, i will come back. rocky is a great name for a boxer, isn't it? that's all the sport for now. now it's time for the papers. welcome to our look ahead at what is in the papers today, we have laura hughes, political correspondent at the financial times,. sunday times
and also here is ben chu — economics editor at the independent many of this morning's front pages are already in. the sunday times leads on claims that two of theresa may's most senior allies are preparing for a second eu referendum behind her back. brexit also leads the observer which says delivering the uk's withdrawal from the eu is forcing the government to neglect vital domestic reforms. foreign secretaryjeremy hunt believes the uk will prosper even if it walks away from the eu without a deal. and he wants to be the next prime minister, according to the sunday telegraph the online independent splashes on news of a row in the labour party over when to call a vote of no confidence in theresa may's government. the mail on sunday says that some of the bbc‘s highest—paid executives have been awarded huge annual pay rises of up to 30%. the sunday express carries warnings from a thinktank which claims fathers are being left out out of parenting advice by nhs bosses. and the sunday mirror claims prince harry is set to miss the royals‘ traditional boxing day pheasant shoot out of respect for his wife meghan, who opposes blood sport.
we will be discussing that in particular in a few minutes. ben, the sunday times, they are saying, david eddington is holding secret talks behind theresa may's back. they are not secret any more! talk about chaotic government. theresa may says absolutely no to a second referendum, she attacks tony blair quite viciously saying he is trying to preserve his own legacy. insulting the office of prime minister, she says. she doesn't hold back. and then her de facto deputy, david eddington, according to this, is talking to labour mps about the possibility. we all know why. if
parliament can't decide and is deadlocked on the issue of how to do brexit, you have to go back to the people, that is a very strong argument. the clash between what the prime minister is saying and what is going on behind her back is amazing. do you think the prime minister is getting angrier? we saw that seen in brussels where i was this week where she went up tojean—claudejuncker and said, did you call me nebulous. and now she is having quite a go at tony blair as well. her piece in response to tony blair is unusual in how angry it was. she doesn't often expressed much feeling on anything, it can be quite hard to get a human reaction, but what we are seeing is genuine angerand reaction, but what we are seeing is genuine anger and frustration at the mostly men around her causing her such difficulties. this idea of a second referendum, she has drawn a red line around herself because she has insisted that that is not something she can do, but there has
been speculation among even the hardest brexiteers over the last few weeks that one option might be to get labour to sign up to her deal on the condition that after it is passed in parliament, it will go to a vote for the people, and there would then be the option of remain oi'i would then be the option of remain on the ballot paper, and this article doesn't quite go there, but i wonder if that is some of the tactics of perhaps these characters in numberten. gavin tactics of perhaps these characters in number ten. gavin barwell has denied an twitter this morning that he is plotting a thing, he is her chief of staff. he says he is off to play football and put up his christmas tree. the speculation can go on for a long time. her deal, whatever you think of it, everybody apart from her seems to think it is not going to go through the commons, whenever there is a vote, and that is not going to happen now until january anyway. she is making headway with the eu either on getting extra assurances on the backstop. so it is not a browsing people are looking at alternatives.
yes, what is plan b? the closer it gets to the deadline, the more attractive her deal will start to look to brexiteers, if it is this or nothing, as deficient as it is, you give them some hope of getting brexit. if it looks as if it might be taken away from the completely, soi be taken away from the completely, so i think she is hoping that time pressure. is she running down the clock deliberately? if i was in her position, that would seem perhaps one of the options which would be reasonable. but will that actually change enough mps' mines, the fact that we are getting ever closer to brexit by the time the vote happens injanuary, brexit by the time the vote happens in january, to make brexit by the time the vote happens injanuary, to make them support the deal rather than oppose it?” injanuary, to make them support the deal rather than oppose it? i don't think so. the ft reported on friday she had privately threatened some of the eu leaders with the possibility of holding the vote as soon as this week, almost saying, i might as well put it through the commons, it will be defeated and we will go for a no—deal. it seems as if there is no
majority of any one particular deal which is why you have cabinet ministers at the moment, the likes of liddington and david gauke and damian hines who are calling on the pm and fleshing out plans that only put a range of brexit deals to mps. they think if you did that, you could either deduce that there is no majority for anything and come to the conclusion that a second referendum is the only way, or you might have a winner. so in the end, it will be parliament rather than theresa may in a sense that decides. parliament took back control, that was what we saw dramatically with the no—confidence, all the drama of the no—confidence, all the drama of the last few weeks, it has put parliament back in the driving seat, and that is a reasonable position, but if parliament still remains blocked, that is when the second referendum argument becomes really strong, because we need some into brea ks strong, because we need some into breaks deadlock, the clock is ticking down. the sunday times has a
no—deal warning, don't go on holiday after march the 29th. a lot of people are going to read that with concern. i'm slightly sceptical in a way, because i do think that travel companies and airlines will be having conversations right now, deciding what they are going to do. evenif deciding what they are going to do. even if there were a no—deal? deciding what they are going to do. even if there were a no-deal? even if there was no deal, and you were over the skies in a british plane, they will come up with a solution, because otherwise you have a bizarre situation in which british planes might not have a right to land or fly in european airspace because there is no legislation covering what they are doing. it is really worst—case scenario here. i have faith that people are planning for this and there are contingency is being put in place, but it does show you how high the stakes are. christmas holidays cancelled as
well. and high stakes for potential rivals to theresa may, because jeremy hunt, foreign secretary, he is making no secret of his ambition that he wants to be prime minister, and so he says britain will flourish without a brexit deal, this is all in the sunday telegraph. he couldn't be any less subtle. this is his leadership pitch to the eurosceptic tory membership, saying i may have voted remain, but i'm fully on your side about brexit. do think they will buy that? i think they are probably a bit desperate at the moment. they are worried about brexit and they want, a move like this from a senior cabinet minister probably does seem attractive. flourish and prosper even if we have no deal, that flies in the face of everything we have got from all the official projections, all the warnings from business, but he is asserting it in the sunday telegraph, it is obviously a very
eurosceptic newspaper read by a lot of eurosceptic tory members, and he is basically saying, i'm your man. i will deliver brexit for you. and have things change with the prime minister now saying she's not going to lead the party into the next election? assuming it is 2022. has that intensified the rivalry around her, do you think, as potential su ccesso rs her, do you think, as potential successors line—up? her, do you think, as potential successors line-up? i think they have been lining up plotting and having drinks parties for a long time. i don't thinkjeremy hunt is suddenly going, now is my chance. there was a believe that she would step down at some point, i think, next year, but you never know with her, she felt it was in the national interest to trigger a leadership contest, she might not. they have all been plotting for a long time, but it is about when, and who would wa nt but it is about when, and who would want to take on the poisoned chalice now, i think jeremy want to take on the poisoned chalice now, i thinkjeremy hunt would probably secretly like for us to be out before any kind of leadership
contest, because nobody will want herjob right contest, because nobody will want her job right now. contest, because nobody will want herjob right now. and the observer, they say that the deadlock is blocking off vital domestic policy reforms. i think this is concerning quite a lot of people. is anything much being done in government while brexit dominates 99% of the agenda? you remember when theresa may came in it she made that speech saying that we will heal the social ills of britain. it is notjust about brexit, it is the just about managings. but the reality is we all know that agenda was never going to survive when brexit was going to crowd out all of that stuff, and so it has proved. so you have this cross— party it has proved. so you have this cross—party group of select committee heads saying, this is what is happening. whitehall is obsessed by brexit, quite reasonably given how important it is and how dangerous it is if we do have no—deal brexit. the rest of the former is being pushed out of the picture, and that is not what a lot
of brexiteers thought might happen, when they put their cross in the leave box. so it is good that they are bringing it to people's attention. she is the brexit prime minister, of course. she has won admiration from people for her stickability. she is going back to brussels and saying what she thinks. people do admire that. but at the same time, she is sort of running out of time, running out of options, and not a lot of progress in winning over those mps. and also on this point, it is worrying for the conservatives, because a lot of young people who wouldn't vote conservative will not associate the tories as the party of brexit, and everything that she wanted to do hasn't really happened. we have seen so many domestic abuse bill disappeared, consultation on legal aid cuts, i could make lots of things that we just as journalists haven't seen and are not writing about, and fora haven't seen and are not writing about, and for a lot of conservative mps, part of the reason why people
voted for brexit, they were feeling left out. knife crime, social care, nhs, all of these things, they haven't been tackled. lots of other stories in the paper apart from brexit, very important story we will now cover in detail as well, including harry who is apparently going to snub the boxing day shoot out of respect for meghan, his wife, and her principles. they are basically that she is against blood sports, according to the sunday mirror. we all go home for christmas and have these family rows, and it looks like the windsor family row is going to be about him not turning up and shooting animals on boxing day because as you said, meghan is very against blood sports, and she is an animal lover, we are told. so that the knives will be out of this. not the knives will be out of this. not the guns! let's hope not. inside, the mirror has a bit more this, and they are saying that william and harry have been part of the boxing day pheasant
hunt for more than 20 years, and harry has a reputation as a fine marksman. so maybe he will be a bit disappointed he is not able to take pa rt disappointed he is not able to take part in the shoot. i don't know. these stories are fascinating because they are always being pitched. the moment i feel like a lot of these royal split stories are about pitting the two princess is against one another, and this feeds into that, kate being the more traditional, go with the flow type princess, and meghan has come in as this force of nature, modernising, which one does the british public prefer? and that is classic british press, to build up somebody like meghan markle and say she is wonderful, then start to say, there is a rift between her and kate, and so on. and she is questioning things in a way that i think former spouses and members of the royal familyjust didn't question things. but we know that harry is a bit more modernising, he is less traditional
than his brother, he is younger, so it's not completely surprising. i'm sure that people will be whispering on boxing day in the royal family over this controversial decision. 0ur over this controversial decision. our thoughts will be with them. over this controversial decision. 0ur thoughts will be with them.- this difficult time! and the result of strictly. , i don't think you are one of the biggest fans?|j of strictly. , i don't think you are one of the biggest fans? i watched it when ed balls was in it, and i think frankly that is more appropriate use of the miracle than seeing stacey doully winning it, said the former shadow chancellor dressed up the way he was doing, doing gangnam style, amazing as i'm sure it was. the miracle from what i have read this morning is that the judges ranked her the lowest out of the group, and if it hadn't been for the group, and if it hadn't been for the public vote, she wouldn't have won. and it is about the public in the end. they liked her, because she
had no dancing experience, whereas her competitors may have had training. from whenever i have seen it this series, ashley is very good, but yes, as people say, she has a professional dance background. she didn't deserve to win. apparently also she wore these huge hoop earrings in every dance. they are quite miraculous. i don't know how she does that. and also inside, seann walsh, who got into a bit of trouble with that kiss, they were reunited for a final dance in the live final, and he admitted that he was one of britain's most hated men. and he's not even delivering brexit! and he's not even delivering brexit! and not one of the most hated men is gareth southgate, they are speculating that he is going to get a gong in the new years honours.
leading the three lions heroes to the brink of world cup glory, not glory itself, of course. but we got a lot closer than we normally do. does he deserve a gong? it is a long time ago, the summer heatwave in the football, it is nice to be reminded when the weather has gone horrible. what would he have got if he had won the world cup? a peerage would seem to be too small an honour for delivering such a prize. but i suppose he does deliver. 0bi doesn't seem... is that what it is? or a cbe. what about that woman who was a psychiatrist, talking to all the players, she had a huge role, i think she should get one. maybe the whole backroom staff!|j think she should get one. maybe the whole backroom staff! i think that would be a popular choice. ithink he can get away with that. it would
bea he can get away with that. it would be a nice feel—good christmas eve new year story. was itjust be a nice feel—good christmas eve new year story. was it just the waistcoat? that was famous. it was a feel—good factor for a few weeks at least. they did well, what was so attractive was that there was less of the celebrity around it, it was a tea m of the celebrity around it, it was a team playing, that was how it came across, and for that alone, a cbe seems merited. and teaching them to play without fear. absolutely. good to talk to both of you, thank you so for coming in. don't forget you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc news website. it's all there for you — 7 days a week at bbc.co.uk/paperd and if you miss the programme any evening you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. thank you both. this was a picture taken this
morning of the sunrise, barely a cloud around. what a difference a day makes. after yesterday's unusual freezing rain, which did cause quite a few problems, particularly for northern england and parts of southern scotland. we follow that with some snow as well, but this line of cloud is the weather front that brought the problems, more rain coming in, but all coming in off the atlantic. that is a milder direction, so we are losing the wintry weather, storm deirdre is blowing away. the afternoon is looking much, and brighter skies are prevailing. we do have a few showers across the south—west in southern england into wales. the northwestern probably southern scotland, a scattering elsewhere, but also many places will escape and stay dry,
particularly across scotland and northern england. through the evening and overnight, the rain clears out of the way, and we have a quiet spell of weather, a window of dry and clearer cold night. these towns and cities are just about escaping it, but a little bit of mist and fog. if you do have some christmas shopping still to do, i don't think it will be particularly nasty. just that fog first thing, it does take some time to clear, and then the wins will strengthen, dashing in some patchy rain, but for the most part during daylight, it is dry and bright. temperatures, as today, relatively mild feeling. milder still on tuesday, this area of low pressure driving in. it does look a miserable day on tuesday, with gales and severe gale force
winds affecting much of scotland, heavy rain pushing its way eastwards as well, so after the rain that we had yesterday, more to come later today, but also tuesday looks particularly wet as that becomes slow—moving. later in the week, not quite as wet, but still mild and u nsettled. quite as wet, but still mild and unsettled. as ever, we keep you updated and there is more on the website. this is bbc news, i'm ben brown. the headlines at 10... theresa may accuses the former prime minister tony blair of ‘insulting the office' he once held by supporting another eu referendum. celebrations in poland as negotiators finalise a deal on how to implement the paris climate accord by 2020. chester zoo launches afundraising campaign after being severely damaged by fire yesterday. and the winner of this year's strictly come