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hello, it's thursday, it's ten o'clock, i'm victoria derbyshire. jack shepherd, the 31—year—old convicted of killing a woman you're watching bbc news at nine he was on a date with with me, annita mcveigh. in a speedboat crash on the thames the headlines: is in court at the old bailey brexit delayed again, right now after spending after the eu grants the uk another ten months on the run. he was brought back to the uk extension until the end of october from georgia last night. after late—night talks in brussels. i'm terribly sorry for my involvement in charlotte's death. this extension is and, you know, furthermore, as flexible as i expected and a little bit shorter my subsequent actions, which i see have only served to, than i expected. but it is still enough to you know, make things worse. find the best possible solution. and i'd like to make amends please do not waste this time. for that. while he was hiding in georgia, jack shepherd was sentenced theresa may, who was aiming to six years in prison for a shorter delay, for the gross negligence says the uk must leave the eu manslaughter of charlotte brown. a new deadline for brexit — as soon as possible. and it's halloween. this extension is as flexible as i expected, we have a duty as politicians to find a way to fulfil the democratic decision of the referendum, deliver brexit, and move our country forward.
iam i am david iam david eades i am david eades in brussels, where there is very little confidence of a brexit resolution anytime soon, and even come october the 31st, eu leaders may feel the need to revisit that extension deadline. in other news, jack shepherd, the british man who spent ten months on the run following a fatal speedboat crash on the thames, is back in the uk and will appear in court shortly. thousands of protestors gather in the sudanese capital, khartoum, amid reports that the army has deposed the president, omar al—bashir. and the world's biggest election is under way, with tens of millions of people expectied to vote across india. and a luke shaw own goal gives barcelona a slight advantage over manchester united after their champions league quarterfinal first leg at old trafford.
hello, good morning. welcome to the bbc news at nine. european leaders have given britain six more months to approve a brexit deal. the uk will now leave the eu on october the 31st, although it could be sooner if mps give their support to theresa may's brexit deal before then. the announcement of the flexible extension, orflextension, as it's being labelled, came after five hours of late—night talks at the emergency eu summit in brussels. afterwards, the prime minister said the uk would still aim to leave the eu as soon as possible. so what was agreed? the extension will exist only as long as necessary for parliamentary approval of mrs may's brexit deal, and no longer than the end of october. as things stand, the uk will take part in european parliament elections in may. if it fails to do so,
it will leave the eu without a deal on june the 1st. the president of the european council, donald tusk, said the extension gave britain time to find the best solution and added, "please do not waste this time." let's go over live now to brussels and my colleague david eades. david, morning to you. so an extension for brexit until the 31st of october, how was the particular data thrashed out? well, to be honest, i think with some level of irritation among the leaders as they discussed it. essentially because it isa discussed it. essentially because it is a compromise, it is a compromise of the position taken by and led by germany, by angela merkel, the chancellor, who was prepared to say, we could push these down the road as far as 2020, into 2020, and emmanuel macron above all, the french president very insistent that the eu was not to be held hostage to
britain's crisis, britain's problems, and he in fact he was pushing for a 30th ofjune extension. in the end, we have fallen somewhere between the two, which is the nature, of compromise within the european union. but the unity shown afterwards masks a certain sense of differences of opinion, let's say. the vast majority of countries looking for a longer extension, but one of two getting more obdurate as these brexit saga draws itself out. of course, tea may still saying we might get out by the 22nd of may, before the european elections. no—one here, no—one, believes that is anything more than a very distant possibility at this stage. caroline rigby has pulled together the reactions after the deal. had started so well, smiles over unintentionally matching outfits,
but the serious business of coming toa but the serious business of coming to a unanimous decision over a brexit delay soon got under way, and in late—night talks behind closed doors, all 27 eu leaders finally agreed to this. the european council decided to grant the united kingdom a flexible extension of the article 50 period until the 31st of october. european council president donald tusk said there would also be a review in june, and tusk said there would also be a review injune, and he offered this clear message to the uk. this extension is as flexible and i expected and a little bit shorter than i expected, but it is still enough to find the best possible solution. please do not waste this time. theresa may says she still hopes to leave with a deal as soon as possible, potentially before the 22nd of may in order to avoid the uk
having to take part in european elections. i do not pretend that the next few weeks will be easy all there is a simple way to break the deadlock in parliament, but we have a duty as politicians to find a way to fulfil the democratic decision of the referendum, deliver brexit, and move our country forward. nothing is more pressing of move our country forward. nothing is more pressing or more move our country forward. nothing is more pressing or more vital. it's no secret that key players within europe remain deeply divided over how best to handle britain's withdrawal. wednesday's decision was ultimately a way for the eu to avoid a no—deal brexit, or at least make more time to prepare for one.|j think more time to prepare for one.” think we deliver the best possible compromise, first because it preserves the unity of the 27, second because we addressed the request of the uk to get more time to deliver a deal on the basis of the withdrawal agreement negotiated a few months ago, and third because, thanks to this agreement, we preserve the well—functioning of the
european union. so the eu may have found a compromise in the form of a halloween extension. now mrs may returns home, still haunted by the challenge of how to persuade mps in westminster to find one too. caroline rigby, bbc news. and many people still scratching their heads as to where there is actually leaves the whole brexit affair. adam fleming, the bbc‘s brussels reporter, is with me now. adam, there is one certainty we don't have a no deal exit in about 24 don't have a no deal exit in about 2a hours' time. otherwise, what have we got? about as well, a diplomat i have come to know whose opinion i really respect has just have come to know whose opinion i really respect hasjust told me he feels nothing this morning, curiously empty, because it is just so curiously empty, because it is just so indecisive, and i think probably what he means is they have ended up with a compromise of a new deadline which is neither soon enough to
really put pressure on british mps to vote for the deal and get this through, no long enough for a massive change in the british position. and if you look at the list of people who lost last night and didn't get anything, people who wa nted and didn't get anything, people who wanted a long extension didn't get that, people who wanted a really short extension didn't get that either, people who wanted a mechanism to put a firewall around the uk so it couldn't get overly involved in european decision—making, they didn't get that either, but maybe that is just me being tired and grumpy, because as you pointed out, no—deal has been avoided again, brexit is still being contained again. i think they will say publicly, yes, that is you being grumpy, because actually we have all got part of what we wanted, and that is the nature of the compromise, but there is the sense that maybe the splits within the eu 27 that we are not used to seeing, they have held an incredibly firmer line up until now. they still managed to end up
with an end product they could all unite around after just with an end product they could all unite around afterjust six hours of discussion, compare that with the uk, as donald tusk and jean—claude juncker did last night, they think thatis juncker did last night, they think that is pretty good going in terms of building a consensus. worth looking at the next waypoint is, obviously there will be more votes and shenanigans in westminster. in terms of what we see here, will we see prime minister may here negotiating changes to the political declaration, sketching out the shape of the future relationship, including a potential customs union? there will be a progress report here injune, will there will be a progress report here in june, will the there will be a progress report here injune, will the uk really be heading for the door? and apologies, we have lost adam fleming in mid—flow as he was talking about what went on last night in brussels, apologies for that technical issue, but let's get reaction from westminster and political correspondent iain watson is there. morning to you, give us a
flavour of the response into what went on in brussels. that is right, adam concentrating on what might happen over the next few weeks, but for theresa may it is more important what happens today, she has to fight for her own short—term survival, with so many mps sceptical about this extension up until the end of october, so she will be talking to them this morning, saying, look, all of the extension is there until the end of october, we can get out early if people get behind my deal. a leading leave campaigner, indeed the leader of the house of commons, andrea leadsom gave her reaction this morning. we have to use the time to make sure that we deliver the brexit that we are all looking for, that we work closely with the eu and that they are genuinely helping to make sure we do deliver on the referendum. there won't be any change in our minds about that, we are absolutely determined to deliver on that referendum. so in emphasis from a cabinet member there that theresa may's government
will deliver on the referendum, and that message has to be underlined by the prime minister himself against scepticism from the backbenches, i suspect quite a few people will be loving unhelpful questions at her. for example, veteran brexiteer peter bone was reminding the prime minister that she said she couldn't accept a brexit delay beyond the 30th ofjune, so he was saying, are you ready to stand down now? interestingly, there has been talk already this morning on and off the record, again with some people in theresa may's party, about the pa rty‘s theresa may's party, about the party's leadership roles. technically, she cannot be challenged until december, but one leading brexiteer said that they felt the party board at the 1922 committee could change those rules, another told me that party members could sign a petition and urge these rules to be changed, so some people are concentrating on the fact that they may have until october not simply to get out of the european union, not simply to try to have an
orderly transition there, but to have a transition inside the conservative party and to make sure that theresa may is gone by the time that theresa may is gone by the time that brexit is finally negotiated. 0k, that brexit is finally negotiated. ok, iain, thank you very much, and is potentially riding on that speech from the prime minister. we will be getting the reaction of conservative mp paul scully shortly, but now we seem to have sorted out our technical difficulties and can head back to brussels and david eades, david. we will try and hang on for you for a bit longer, because i am joined by the europe correspondent for deutsche welle, and i'm interested in terms of the chemistry that is going on among the eu leaders for that council. is the date of october there purely, do you think, because emmanuel macron insisted on it? it seems most countries were ready to let this run on significantly longer. yeah, they did need to give him something, they needed to be a
compromise after the lengthy deliberations last night, and this is eight. they met in the middle, and it is usually what european union does there is a problem, you figure out a compromise, everybody goes home and says, this was really face—saving. a good result for everybody, that is what we aim for. angela merkel seem to make it fairly clear, i think, angela merkel seem to make it fairly clear, ithink, after the angela merkel seem to make it fairly clear, i think, after the event that when we reach october the 30th, if we are still in a land of limbo, then another extension is not off then another extension is not off the cards. and she is not the only one, she is the senior in that round, and she told everyone, please, people, hold your nerve — if they need time, we need to give them time, because they have got to figure this out by themselves, we can't do anything to help and we shouldn't hinder. you didn't hear anybody say, oh, they should stop this, they should really come to grips, everybody is treading quite carefully, so that is the line they are taking. macron had to have these
staged fight, a mock fight to assert himself on the international stage, which is mostly for the domestic audience. he does nonetheless have a point, doesn't he, that you can't let this issue get in the way for ever of the business of running and reforming and moving ahead with the european union? and at least if there are staging posts and monitoring moments, you can hope that the british government, the british side of things, do play the role of a decent, obligatory, dutiful eu member state as long as they are there. of course, everybody really expect that, but there is another consideration. after all this is over, if brexit will be down eventually, it may be or maybe not, but if it will be done, then britain needs to come back, and there needs to be talks about the future relationship, so britain is going to be at the negotiating table here again and say, now, how do we get together? so they still need the
european union. are they going to poison the well that they are going to drink from by being really messy, as rees—mogg and others suggested? it is questionable. barber, thank you very much for that assessment of another summit where brexit, well, it was a brexit only summit, it was bound to dominate, but conclusions other than the fact that we know there is an extension, and other than the fact that we know that britain is not going to be falling out of the eu with no deal come friday evening, every other question remains of the table. it does, david, absolutely right, david eades there in brussels. let's now speak to georgina wright, a senior brexit researcher for the institute for government, an independent think tank which aims to improve government effectiveness through research and analysis. georgina, good to have you with us. just chatting to a second ago, your feeling was that last night was very much about the eu, not the uk. yeah, i think eu leaders have been asking repeatedly, look, what is your plan,
uk? you want an extension for what purpose? i think what the council conclusions suggest is that actually they have put that aside and said, how can we ensure that brexit doesn't interfere with our other work going forward? because this is an important year for the work going forward? because this is an important yearfor the eu. work going forward? because this is an important year for the eu. talk to us about the mechanics, the dates, what could happen between now and october. right, so we know that the eu rejected the prime minister's request for an extension until the end ofjune, but they still left a choice. they said, if you organise european elections, you have until the 31st of october, and if you fail to organised there elections, you will be out on the 31st of may. how that works in practice, the uk would have to organise european parliament elections, 73 meps that would be elected to the european parliament, and we know that those elections ta ke and we know that those elections take place in may, and then that the new european parliament, new meps will take up their seats injuly. what impact could those elections
have on the conservative party and the labour party, and could they be to the benefit of, you know, smaller parties like the independent group now, and the brexit party? generally speaking, and this is notjust in the uk, european parliament elections have long been considered second order elections, it is, you know, what we really care about is the general election, and we will use this election to kind of get back to national government or to promote parties and politicians that might not make it into the national parliament. so it will be interesting to see how that pans out, will we see a surging anti—european candidates taking up seats injuly? anti—european candidates taking up seats in july? or will anti—european candidates taking up seats injuly? or will it be a serge of pro european candidates? everything remains to be seen, i think. -- everything remains to be seen, i think. —— it's ouch. everything remains to be seen, i think. -- it's ouch. is david laws m, think. -- it's ouch. is david laws in, all the big questions remain unanswered, so where will an answer
come from, or will no answers be found on an issue that has proved intractable, incredibly divisive? found on an issue that has proved intractable, incredibly divisive ?m is incredibly divisive and complicated, and as long as we get these withdrawal talks continuing, these withdrawal talks continuing, the uk and eu can't talk about their future relationship, which will be, i think, the most complicated part of this negotiation. look, everything hinges on how those talks between the government and opposition goal, whether there is a signal that they can find a majority follows something that can pass in the house of commons. if not, as the uk leave with no deal, does the uk get until october with no plan. i mean, everything hinges on how those talks here in the uk go over the next couple of days. ok, georgina, thank you for your thoughts on that. georgina wright from the institute for government. for more political
reaction, conservative mp paul scully, good morning to you, the extension has been granted, not as short as team i wanted, not as long as donald tusk wanted. —— not as short as theresa may wanted. what faith can people now have that between now and the 31st of october politicians, the government, can actually work out a solution to this? parliament lost its collective head ina this? parliament lost its collective head in a few weeks ago, and we are 110w head in a few weeks ago, and we are now going to be away for the easter recess while the labour party and the conservative representatives carry on talking. i hope my collea g u es carry on talking. i hope my colleagues are going to be speaking to residents on doorsteps to see what they think, because people tell me on the doorstep that theyjust wa nt to me on the doorstep that theyjust want to get this done, they want to get out, they want their political leaders to act on their behalf, so the equation when we come back will be the same. i hope we can get this done before we have to have the european elections. mps often talk about compromise without following
through on that, we had the shadow justice secretary, richard burgon, saying that the prime minister has got to compromise in the cross—party talks, the conservatives have to compromise on the issue of the customs union. is that something that you would back, that sort of compromise? i wouldn't back a full customs union, otherwise we wouldn't be able to do our trade deals, which is such a pivotal part of why i campaigned to leave, but i think what we have got, the customs union itself is part of the second half of the discussions where we look at our future relationship. what we are talking about now is the withdrawal agreement on the basis of the start of the next level of negotiations, and if you look at the backstop and the implementation phase that is in the implementation phase that is in the withdrawal agreement, we are still very close with the european union in terms of the single market and customs union, so we have two used to talk about the next bit, and thatis used to talk about the next bit, and that is a debate to be had. theresa
may has a big speech to make the back of those discussions, with some in the party making noises about, you know, her leaving, about her leadership, having to come to a conclusion sooner than she would wa nt conclusion sooner than she would want to. would you support that, or do you think a leadership contest within the party now would be something that frankly the party in the country doesn't need? the latter. if you want to get out before the european elections, and bearin before the european elections, and bear in mind we don't have to go all the way until october the 31st, if we can get this done, the discussion said we would be able to leave without having to fight the european elections. a conservative party leadership election takes six weeks 01’ leadership election takes six weeks orso, and we leadership election takes six weeks or so, and we haven't got six weeks to talk to ourselves as a party, we need to continue to talk with the country, and we haven't got the luxury of that time. any new leader
that comes in, whatever their views are brexit, the maths in parliament still stays the same, the tension and closeness of the debate will still be there, coming down to one 01’ still be there, coming down to one or two people. paul scully mp, thank you very much. we have been mentioning that speech that theresa may is giving, we were hearing it was due to be happening around 10:30am,11am, but was due to be happening around 10:30am, 11am, but it might be sleeping until a little later, but we will bring it to you live on bbc news, of course. —— slipping. there are reports that the sudanese president, omar al—bashir, has there are reports that the sudanese president, omaral—bashir, has been deposed by the army. huge crowds have gathered outside the army headquarters in khartoum. let's talk to our senior africa correspondent anne soy. there protesters have been outside the presidential palace for almost a
week, but the protest have been going on for months, haven't they, tell our viewers what the protests are about. so the protests began in earnest in december last year, initially against the rising cost of living, the price of bread and shortages of fuel it the country had. but after that, the rallying call began, asking president omar al—bashir to step down, and that has been building momentum until last saturday, when huge crowds, the biggest crowds we have seen since the protests began, made it as far as the army headquarters, right next to the president's compound, and they have been camped there for six days, demanding the end of omar al—bashir‘s 30 year rule. he has stayed put so far until this morning, until we heard from the military that they would be making an important announcement. they have not made that announcement, but reuters news agency is reporting, quoting sources that say the president has stepped down and
consultations are under way about a transitional council. of course, the army may be the mechanism by which it seems the president's terminal office is brought to an end, but the protesters do not want him to be replaced by another military general, do they? it is going to be very difficult, because omar al—bashir‘s government is a military government. he took over through a military coup in 1989, and it is deeply entrenched in the sudanese politics. and many of the people who surround him are his allies. these sudanese professionals association, which is the body that has been organising the protests, hasn't really forwarded any preferred candidate who should take over from al—bashir, so this is a very important moment for the country, but then what change they will actually see, we will wait to see, because we still don't see a strong candidate to replace omar al—bashir
from outside his circles. ok, anne soy, thank you very much. we can show you some images now from khartoum. this is the television channel on which the army, we are told, will be making an announcement, looking at reports from the country, thousands of residents in khartoum are chanting the regime has fallen, as they gathered in the area around army headquarters in the sudanese capital, according to news agency sources there. still waiting for a statement from the army, which was promised more than four hours ago, but certainly the anticipation is, the expectation is, as anne soy was reporting, that the rule of president al—bashir has been brought to an end. sir philip green has appointed two restructuring specialists to the boards of his retail empire as he prepares a major
restructuring of the company that owns topshop, topman, dorothy perkins and others. business correspondence simon jack is here, bring us up to date with what is happening. he is bringing in new blood just as he is sharpening his acts. normally bringing in two new board members would not be headline news, but both of these people, jamie drummond smith, the new chairman, and peter bloxham, they are both insolvency and restructuring specialists, and that is important because he's preparing to ta ke is important because he's preparing to take an axe to his retail empire. it is thought he will enter a kind of insolvency proceedings, a company volu nta ry of insolvency proceedings, a company voluntary arrangement, which allows you to wriggle out of long rents and leases, bring down your costs. it is thought it could also include store closures, so these people have been brought in to advise on that, and i am expecting this major restructuring to his empire, which has not been doing very well, to happen in early may. it is also
significant because jamie drummond smith replaces lady karren brady, who steps down as chairman in the wa ke who steps down as chairman in the wake of allegations about improper conduct, sexual harassment and racial harassment, so being philip green's chairman, his titular boss, if you like, is no walk in the park. do you have any more detail on where the axe might fall? these are seismic times for the high street, talking about debenhams of course this week. retail empire under stress from the changes on the high street is not a new story this year, of course topshop and top man were a lwa ys of course topshop and top man were always the jewel in the crown, they did very well, he was going to break into america, significantly his us partner sold back his stake in arcadia, which owns those companies, so we would expect a number of store closures, we would expect him to ask landlords across the country to reduce their rents, so it is almost inevitable we will see job losses.
he is also in negotiations with the pensions regulator to try to reduce the £50 million in cash he is currently paying into the pension scheme to make up a £500 million shortfall. he is saying, can i put some of the property into the pension fund in lieu of that? that will be very difficult, remember what happened with bhs, he had to write a big cheque, £363 million, to make good their pension entitlements. an interesting stand—off between sir philip green and the pensions authorities. by simonjack, and the pensions authorities. by simon jack, thank you and the pensions authorities. by simonjack, thank you very much. the largest political vote the world has ever seen is getting under way in india, as up to 900 million people head to the polls in the first phase of a general election. the process is staged over several weeks and the military has been deployed to ensure voting goes smoothly. the country's current prime minster is hoping for a second term, but faces challenges from a resurgent congress party. yogita limaye is in hyderabad.
faces a public school which, for the day, has been converted into a polling booth, and people are queueing up outside to go inside and cast their votes. there are electronic voting machines where they will enter their choice, then they will enter their choice, then the fingers will be marked with ink to ensure that no—one to cast a vote for a second time. 91 of 543 constituencies will be voting today. prime minister narendra modi and his bj p prime minister narendra modi and his bjp party are hoping for a second term in power. one of the main rivals is the congress party, which suffered a humiliating defeat in 2014 and is trying to regain influence. at an indian election is about so much more than just the two national parties. here in hyderabad, for example, regional players are extremely popular, and if people vote for them, it could make a big difference to results. national security has become a big issue for the selection because of recent tensions between india and pakistan, and it is certainly something that
prime minister modi has been campaigning on, saying he is the man who can keep the country safe and the economy growing at a rapid pace. but his time in power has been marked by deepening social divides, by rural distress, and by rising unemployment. so a lot of factors on the minds of people today as they go out and cast their vote. this election will continue over the next six weeks, and results will be announced on the 23rd of may. jack shepherd, the british man who spent ten months on the run after a speedboat crash in which a woman died, is now back in custody in the uk, and will appear in court this morning. the 31—year—old jumped bail last summer and fled to georgia. in his absence, he was found guilty of the manslaughter of charlotte brown, who was 24, and sentenced to six years in jail.
time is 9:30am exactly. now it's time for a look at the weather. and good morning. a lot of sunshine around. the exception in northern scotland. the club raking in the afternoon, the sun comes out. but you could see showers. in northern ireland, the odd shower in the west, this cloud in the east lapping inland. breaking up here and there, sunny spells as well. a lot of sunshine today. away from the areas, temperatures down a touch on yesterday. with the onshore breeze down the north sea coastline, it will feel cooler. this evening and overnight we start with clear skies, through the night, the cloud starts to build, temperature —wise, not is cold a night as the one just gone, except for where the skies remain clear. tomorrow, we start with sunshine, the cloud building through
the day. if anything, more cloud around than today, the odd shower here and there. temperatures down on today as well. hello. this is bbc news with annitta mcveigh. the headlines... european leaders grant the uk another brexit extension until the end of october — after late night talks in brussels. theresa may — who had aimed for a shorter delay says the uk must leave the eu as soon as possible. in other news — jack shepherd — the british man who spent 10 months on the run following a fatal
speedboat crash on the thames, is back in the uk and will appear in court shortly. expectation on the street of the sudanese capital, khartoum, amid reports the army has deposed the president, omar al bashir and millions of people are expected to vote across india as the world's biggest election gets underway. time now for the morning briefing, where we bring you up to speed on the stories people are watching, reading and sharing. brexit is our top story, after it was delayed again, with eu leaders agreeing an extention up to october 31st. but the talks between the eu 27 were fractious, with france pushing for a shorter extension. the european council president, donald tusk, delivered a warning to the uk. tonight the european council decided
to grant the united kingdom a flexible extension of the article 50 period until the 31st of october. this means an additional six months for the uk. until the end of this period, the uk will also have the possibility to revoke article 50 and cancel brexit altogether. the uk will continue to see cooperation as a full member state with all its rights and is a close friend and trusted ally in the future. let me finish with a message to our british friends. this extension is as flexible as i expected and a little bit shorter than i expected. but it's still enough to find the best possible solution. please do not waste this time. well, the new deadline means the uk
will not leave the eu without a deal tomorrow, but parliament remains in gridlock. the brexit minister lord callanan has been speaking to naga munchetty on bbc breakfast this morning and she asked him what's going to persuade mps to back the prime minister's deal, after it was repeatedly voted down? the majorities are getting smaller. we'll talk to the labour party, they say they want to see brexit delivered, we'll see whether that's true or not. we are prepared to compromise, we are prepared to talk to them about changes to the political declaration. it's clear the withdrawal agreement, the legally binding part, cannot be changed but let's see whether they will deliver. government says the red lines are unchanging, you can talking for days with the labour party and no deal has come to fruition. what is going to change? we will have further meetings with them today, i don't want to predict how the talks will go, it requires compromise on both sides, we are
ready for that in government. because we really need to get this over the line, it's a tremendous frustration out on the country, from the conservative party point of view, one of our local candidates and all of our local candidates will charm the streets, knock on doors and we need to deliver this by them. you need to deliver to make sure you don't get hurt in local elections but what compromise, i will ask again, what compromise is going to be made, give me something concrete. i don't want to predict what might happen in the room, you know? we will talk to them? add a technical level. both sides have to have a give and take. i believe the details of the negotiations to those conducting them. so as we heard there, more talks are scheduled to take place between labour and the conservatives, in an attempt to break the brexit deadlock. told bbc breakfast that it's up to theresa may now, to show
which of her red lines she's prepared to move on. what the prime ministry needs to do is carry on talks with the opposition, she needs to sort something out, break the impasse, bring people together, meaning we are not in the same position in a few months time when the next deadline comes up. which red lines need to move? she needs to move on her red line on a permanent customs union in my view. she needs to do more to reassure us union in my view. she needs to do more to reassure us about workers rights and environmental protections. but also, crucially, she has to recognise the reality she has made it particularly clear she won't be around forever, maybe not around for much longer as prime minister. so we need to be, to have some certainty that anything positive that is agreed isn't going to be ripped up by whoever comes after her whether it be boris johnson, michael gove, jacob rees mogg or anyone else. she needs to propose some kind of binding arrangement, or some kind of safeguards of that anything positive
agreed in these very important talks isn't just thrown agreed in these very important talks isn'tjust thrown in the rubbish bin by whoever comes after her. what compromise are you going to make if you want theresa may to shift on her so—called red lines? you want theresa may to shift on her so-called red lines? we have been up for these kind of discussions for a long time. it's actually at the labour party conference back in the autumn thatjeremy labour party conference back in the autumn that jeremy corbyn labour party conference back in the autumn thatjeremy corbyn in his conference speech said he is prepared to discuss the theresa may, it's a real shame she's left this to the 11th hour. ok, you said that but what compromises are you going to make? we are prepared to consider all different options to break this impasse, that's why in part of the other week, we voted for things which aren't exactly labour party policy, beyond labour party policy like a common party 2.0 for example. in order to show that we are willing to consider every practical option to consider every practical option to get out of the mess theresa may has caused. well, the former brexit secretary, david davis, told the bbc‘s radio 4 today programme that he saw
no progress whatsover, by delaying brexit further. and he added that theresa may might have to step down for progress to be made. theresa may has set herself, she said when she gets a deal through she will then go, that's what she said. if she cannot then she is going to have to go. let me finish the point. she said and number ten i think put the date of may the 22nd on it, when prime minister speedie date on their own departure, tends to become a self—fulfilling prophecy andi to become a self—fulfilling prophecy and i think what is likely to happen is the pressure for her to go will go up. i'm not, i didn't want to have the no—confidence vote and i didn't vote against her in it but the pressure on her to go will increase dramatically, i suspect. whether it will come to anything, who knows? because the rules of the rules. all right, your best bet as to what will happen over the next, i don't know, let's say between and october. i said it will be pressure on her to go, if she goes there will
bea on her to go, if she goes there will be a new leader and then there will be a new leader and then there will bea be a new leader and then there will be a reset in the negotiations, any new leader will go over and say, this has not worked, we want to start from scratch on particularly on the northern ireland issues. and that's what will happen. she could not stand on that stage as leader ...i'm not stand on that stage as leader i'm not an advocate of this, i'm just saying what what is your view? could she stand on the stage, i don't know where the conference is taking place, could she stand on the stage of the tory party conference as your leader? i think it will be difficult, by that time we will have had a european election which will become a plebiscite, really, on brexit and i suspect we will see a very successful rise of the brexit movement, nigel farage and so on, that will be quite difficult. i think it will be difficult for her. pressure on herbal grow, but the outcome is, you can make a forecast
as well as i can. that will be quite difficult. let's take a look at how the papers this morning are covering that news, of the brexit date being delayed we begin with the daily telegraph, it shows theresa may cutting a lonely figure as the eu agrees to delay the brexit date until hallowe'en. the daily mail calls the new october 31st exit date, a "brexit hallowe'en nightmare". the times calls the six—month extension "humiliating", and it also carries the first—ever image of a black hole. both brexit, and the black hole, it says, are "inescapable". and the financial times focuses on the split within the eu over the length of the delay to offer the uk worth also mentioning, that brexit also dominates uk twitter trends. the uk and the eu are currently at the top of terms being used on twitter, with over 44,000 tweets. that's followed by the hashtags "brextension", "halloween"
and "brexitdelay". let's ta ke let's take a look at what you are reading and watching on the bbc news app. it might not surprise you that brexit is the number one. the new brexit is the number one. the new brexit deadline set for the 31st of october. moving away from brexit, at numberfive, october. moving away from brexit, at number five, the story about a new human species found in the philippines. named after the country ‘s largest island. scientists who made this discovery are saying this primitive human ancestor left africa and made it to set asia, something that wasn't thought possible. on to the most watched. the story at number one, aboutan the most watched. the story at number one, about an award—winning documentary called children of the snow land, it's about children from the most remote parts of nepal who are brought to school by their pa rents are brought to school by their
parents as young children but it asks the question, could you do this, knowing that you wouldn't see them for more than a decade because of the huge distances involved and the difficulties for the families in travelling? this documentary is following a group of teenagers as they return to see their parents for they return to see their parents for the first time in more than 12 yea rs. the first time in more than 12 years. and just one more on the most watched, lots of you looking at, four. this is quite terrifying footage of a car driving the wrong way on the m1 near milton keynes on monday lunchtime. captured on the dash cam of a lorry. you can see, the lorry is going one way, the car going the other, the driver then reverses the car for a short period, as you can see. before then deciding to drive off again. and eventually left the motorway, we are told, on a slip road, going the wrong way. and this information has been passed to the police.
that's it for today's morning briefing. sport now...and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here is holly. good morning. so a frustrating night for manchester united in the first leg of their champions league quarter—final, theyjust couldn't take advantage of a below par barcelona. lionel messi wasn't at his brilliant best, but he still had a hand in the only goal of the game. he set up luis suarez whose header was deflected in for an own goal by luke shaw — awarded by var. barcelona missed several big chances to add to the score but the game ended 1—0 so united have it all to do when they head to the nou camp on tuesday. away from home, we beatjuventus, we beat psg. we know we have possibilities in this time. now is not the time to think about our own performances, now we have to look
forward to tuesday. well that match dominates the back pages opf this morning's newspapers. the times channels brexit with their headline that united are facing a ”hard exit”. the guardian say it's a long way back for ole gunnar solskjaer and his side and lionel messi wasn,'t at his sparkling best, and ended up bloodied and bruised as you can see from this phot in the sun. now to a story that's broken in just the last hour — in response to anti—lgbt comments made by israel falow, rugby australia says it intends to cancel his contract. our rugby union correspondent is chrisjones. it's not the first time he's made these comments. what has he said? not the first time as you say, around a year ago he was disciplined for another post that had homophobic
content. in his latest post that was put out on his social media channel yesterday, he said hell awaits all 93v yesterday, he said hell awaits all gay people. he puts these homophobic beliefs down to his religious views and a yearago, beliefs down to his religious views and a year ago, rugby australia authority disciplined him. now they have come back in the last hour and said they had made repeated efforts to co nta ct said they had made repeated efforts to contact him, he's not returned their calls and in the absence of any mitigating factors, he will get the sack. so it's a huge development. he is one of australia ‘s best players but rugby australia are putting the values of the game and the offence he is closing with these comments about his playing ability. so unless he can come up with an explanation and remember, he was disciplined for this a year ago. thenifs was disciplined for this a year ago. then it's looking like he has played his last game, may be a rugby union, possibly for australia, and certainly he won't be going to the rugby world cup at the end of the
year. hugely significant in a world cup year. chris jones, year. hugely significant in a world cup year. chrisjones, thank you. the first major championship of the golfing season — the masters — starts later today. rory mcilroy is the bookies favourite to win the one major title he's missing from his collection. andy swiss reports from augusta. ready for another shot at golfing greatness. rory mcilroy has already lifted three of the four major titles. the open championship, the us open and the us pga. can he finally complete the full set? he begins here the masters favourite, and after embracing meditation, he is pretty relaxed. i keep saying this, i would dearly love to win this tournament one day. if it doesn't happen this week, that is totally fine, i'll come back next year and have another crack at it. but i'm happy with where everything is — body, mind, game. if rory mcilroy triumphs here he'll become only the sixth man to win every major.
but fair to say other big names have other ideas. including tiger woods. some 22 years after his first win here, could he do it again? how about justin rose? he's the world number one. he knows that won't count for much. i don't see the ranking per se. i know i am one of the guys who can win and has a great opportunity to win. i feel like i'm very confident being in that position. but certainly not an extra pressure. before the serious stuff, a bit of fun. the traditional eve of the masters par—3 contest and victory for england's matt wallace, including this hole in one. how the rest will now be hoping for some of his magic. andy swiss, bbc news, augusta. the players have already been very busy on social media ahead of the masters, expect much more over the next fews days. we liked this from
the american kevin na. showing us just how difficult the greens are at augusta. all the way past the hole and all the way back again. makes it look so easy! well you can follow the masters across the bbc. live text commentary on the bbc sport website, radio commentart from 9:30 tonight on 5 live and sports extra. and of course we'll bring you the very latest from augusta on sportsday, that's on the bbc news channel at 6:30 tonight. that's all the sport for now. more from the bbc sport centre at 11:15. let's get more now on the six—month extension to brexit. the conservative mp and prominent brexiteer, jacob rees—mogg, has been giving his reaction.
good morning. can i ask you how you feel about this latest extension?” thought the prime minister said a few weeks ago she wouldn't agree to this extension, i don't think it's a goodidea this extension, i don't think it's a good idea and delivering on the referendum result and you had expected to leave on the 29th of march. here we are, heading towards halloween. some symbolism in that, i think. in your view, what should happen next? we should have left the european union already. and that is what we need to deliver on. the conservative party were selected on the manifesto of leaving the customs union and single market. the prime minister needs to remember the votes she won in that election that gave her her mandate. the labour party said at the same time it was committed to implementing the result of the referendum so i think we are ina of the referendum so i think we are in a difficult situation. do you think it's time the prime ministers stood down? i was involved in the vote of no confidence last year and i lost that so i accept she is the leader of the conservative party. i
am not involved in any leadership effo rts am not involved in any leadership efforts to remove her. do you have any idea how the talks with labour are going? any idea how the talks with labour ' ?no any idea how the talks with labour are going? no, you have a better idea than i do, they don't brief me on that. jacob rees mogg on that. much more reaction to what happened in brussels last night throughout the day for you here on bbc news including the speech from the prime minister expected later. in other news swiss police have arrested a man after the death of a british woman in a hotel in the town of locarno in southern switzerland. the man in custody is understood to have been the woman's german boyfriend. doctors in greece and spain say they have produced a baby using dna from three people. the experimental form of ivf uses an egg from the mother, sperm from the father and another egg from a donor woman. the technique was developed to help families affected by hereditary diseases, but some doctors believe the technology could help patients with fertility problems too. however, some experts in the uk have expressed concern about the unknown risks. a fifth of new childhood asthma
cases in the uk could be linked to traffic pollution, according to a major new study. researchers from leading american and canadian universities suggest fumes could be to blame for up to four million new cases across the globe each year. they're calling for international guidelines on air quality to be reviewed. mps have said bailiffs should be regulated to stop them breaking the law to collect debts. it follows a dramatic rise in cases of bailiffs using intimidating behaviour, threatening to break into homes and in some cases, unlawfully doing so. the parliamentary justice committee says a regulator is needed to ensure that people in debt are treated fairly. families in affluent areas of england are much more likely to succeed in getting a school place on appeal, according the education policy institute has examined what happened to 86,000 families who did not get their first—choice secondary school place. about one in seven of those initially missing out go on to get a place from an appeal
orjoining a waiting list. the world's biggest primark is opening its doors to shoppers in birmingham. covering 161,000 square foott over five floors, and with a disney cafe plus two other eateries, a barber shop and beauty studio, as well as homewares and fashion, it could spell a new generation for the department store. primark said the store was a chance for it to do something "special". the battle to preserve historic churches is a constant and expensive one, so in an attempt to raise money for repairs, some are opening their doors to campers, or "champers", as they're known. john maguire has been to find out more. st edmund's has stood on this site in rochdale for almost 150 years. but time and weather is no respecter of age or beauty.
the emergency repair bill here is £165,000. it looks pretty good from first impressions, but, when you start looking closely, the church is actually in quite a dire state, particularly when we have a rain storm. it's a case of running around with buckets deciding which area gets the bucket first, because there is rain pouring in. i am going to bagsie this. so, here's a fundraising idea. turn hallowed ground into a camping ground. you have heard of glamping, well, they are calling this champing. arriving this evening, as the sun was setting, it was really beautiful to see the sun coming in glass windows. and what i'm most excited about is the waking up in the morning to the natural light and the fact we have moved one of the beds so that when my daughter wakes up, that is the first thing she will see when she wakes up. so that is going to be
a unique experience. how many blankets do i need? these happy campers are spending the night in the heights church on saddleworth moor. it is different because it is inside somewhere, instead of being outside in the open. and it is not cold. well, it is quite cold, because i am in a blanket. the churches can still be used for weddings, funerals or christenings, but there are not regular services. the doors here closed 1970. but for those who believe these are of solemnity, is this an appropriate use? they are sites that humans have set aside for hundreds of years for something special, for a purpose. i think as long as you are respectful of that and understand that, you have to find uses for the building. if worship isn't drawing in people to use and love the building and they are certainly not providing the economy, the money that is needed to keep them in place, we have to find other ways that balance the two things. a family of four can spend the night from around £100. the trust has 18 champing properties, so
the chances are there will always be room at the inn. john maguire, bbc news, oldham. take a look at this. surfers in australia were greeted by an usual sight in the ocean yesterday. drone footage captured a pod of dolphins gliding along in the waves below surfers just off the coast of sydney. the video has been shared online and some people have suggested the dolphins are trying to show them how it's really done! beautiful. no time for a look at the weather with simon king. good morning, everyone. clearskies and crisp sunshine to start the day for many places in the uk. but quite chilly. some frost to start on these
plans. —6.1 degrees in north yorkshire this morning. but we have been greeted with plenty of sunshine. that the scene in shropshire. high pressure centred towards norway keeping things settled across the uk. blocking any rain bearing weather systems from coming in from the west and you can see from the satellite imagery, you have all the cloud out towards the west, some low level cloud moving its way in from the north sea. that is affecting north—east scotland, parts of lincolnshire, towards east anglia and the south—east of england. we continue with some cloud, there may even be some showers affecting the far north and east of scotland. otherwise, it's dry, bright, lots of sunshine, but not particularly warm. maximum temperature about 7—9d in eastern areas. about 10—12d further west. through tonight there will be a bit of cloud moving its way in across england and wales. still cloud in the north—east of scotland. not been quite as cold as it was last night but the chance of some frost across
parts of north—east england, up into central areas of scotland. on balance, for most, temperatures will be above freezing. so, friday morning, still quite a cool start to the day, the risk of some showers in the day, the risk of some showers in the north—east. as we go through friday the cloud developing more, during the afternoon it will spread out and it will be mostly cloudy during the afternoon. some bright or sunny spells from time to time, a colder day, temperatures only really getting to about 8—10 or 11 degrees. temperatures below the average for the time of year. through friday evening, some showers developing towards the south of england. as we go through into the weekend, it's going to remain pretty chilly. plenty of dry weather and also some sunshine. high pressure still in charge, bringing that easterly wind but you notice this slither of milderair but you notice this slither of milder air out here. dry to move on but not making much progress. it gets squeezed so there could be a
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