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you're watching bbc newsroom live. julian assange had been in the a halloween brexit — october 31st is the new deadline these are today's main stories. embassy for nearly seven years. i for the uk's departure remember reporting when he made state m e nts from the european union. remember reporting when he made statements from one of the balconies the six—month delay is longer than british police arrest the wikileaks here. a very long asylum here in founder, julian assange, the prime minister was asking for, after the ecuadorian embassy this embassy. let's just now look at but shorter than many predicted. you're watching bbc newsroom live — in london removes his asylum status. the background to this case and a it's11am and these are the main the choices we now face are stark stories this morning. julian assange had spent the last seven years and the timetable is clear. at the ecuadorian embassy, british police arrest the wikileaks the met police said so, we must now press on at pace he was arrested for failing warning, this report contains some with our efforts to reach founder, julian assange , flash photography. warning, this report contains to surrender to the court. some flash photography. a consensus on a deal after the ecuadorian embassy julian assange shot to fame with a massive spill that is in the national interest. in london removes his asylum status. what we have shown today that no one of american state secrets. julian assange had spent it was then his personal life that as theresa may prepares to update the house of commons, the last seven years is above the law. julian assange is put him at the centre i'll have the latest of an international drama that has from here in westminster at the ecuadorian embassy, no hero. he had hidden from the and from brussels. to avoid extradition to sweden over run for years. a sexual assault case that truth for years and years and it is also this lunchtime... this shocking footage first brought has since been dropped right that his future should be wikileaks to international attention. police arrest wikileaks jack shepherd, the british man decided in the britishjudicial founderjulian assange — who spent 10 months on the run, bundled out of the ecuadorian system. come on, fire! following a fatal speedboat crash jack shepherd, the british man embassy in london after being holed on the thames, has been sentenced it shows the killing up there for seven years. who spent 10 months on the run, to another six months in prison following a fatal speedboat crash on the thames, has been sentenced after admitting to absconding of a group of iraqis, and breaching bail. to another six months in prison, jack shepherd, the man who killed after admitting to absconding and breaching bail. a woman in a speedboat crash, including two journalists jailed for an extra six months by a helicopter gunship. for fleeing the country. i'm annita mcveigh, live a flood of secret documents i'm annita mcveigh, live at westminster where brexit on the wars in iraq at westminster where brexit has been delayed again. and afghanistan followed and then classified diplomatic cables. has been delayed again. to his admirers he became a champion of free speech and transparency. the eu grants the uk another in the us he was, is, seen as a threat to
extension until the end of october the eu grants the uk another after late night talks in brussels. national security. extension until the end of october after late night talks in brussels. this extension is as flexible in 2010 julian assange as i expected and it is a little bit this extension is as flexible as i found himself in a prison shorter than i expected van and then in court expected and a little bit shorter after sweden issued but it is still enough to find than i expected. but it is still an arrest warrant, hoping the best possible solution. to question him over allegations made by two swedish women of sexual enough to find the best possible assault. please do not waste this time. allegations he denies. solution. please, do not waste this soon, to his supporters' delight, he was out on bail. theresa may, who was aiming time. well, it is great to smell for a shorter delay says the uk must theresa may, who was aiming for the fresh air of london leave the eu as soon as possible. a shorter delay, says the uk must again. leave the eu as soon as possible. we have a duty as politicians to find a way to fulfil we have a duty as politicians the democratic decision to find a way to fulfil under his bail conditions he lived of the referendum, deliver brexit and move our country forward. the democratic decision of the referendum, deliver brexit in this manor house in norfolk and move our country forward. owned by a friend. he took his appeal against extradition to sweden to the highest court in the land. but eventually, in 2012, he lost. his appeal against extradition is accordingly dismissed. the embassy of ecuador in london became his new home. good morning. he had walked through its doors injune 2012 and asked for political asylum. good afternoon. it was granted. welcome to bbc newsroom live. it's the 11th of april. the wikilea ks co—founder, for the uk government, julian welcome to bbc newsroom live. assange was a fugitive ofjustice.
the wikilea ks co—founder, julian assange, has been julian assange, has been arrested at the ecuadorian embassy in london. he had spent millions police were invited policing the embassy before the round guard arrested at the ecuadorian embassy in london. police were invited was into the embassy by the ambassador, lifted. into the embassy by the ambassador, after the ecuadorean government there were public addresses withdrew his asylum. byjulian assange from the embassy scotland yard says he'll appear after the ecuadorean government at westminster magistrates' court balcony. withdraw its asylum. can you hear me? scotland yard says he'll appear "as soon as is possible." at westminster magistrates' court "as soon as is possible." this was 2017 on the day the swedish mr assange took refuge investigation against him was in the embassy seven years ago mr assange had taken refuge dropped because prosecutors couldn't in the embassy seven years ago to avoid extradition to sweden over pursue the case in his absence. to avoid extradition to sweden over a sexual assault case, that has since been dropped. today is an important victory. a sexual assault case, that has since been dropped. our correspondent caroline hawley looks back on the case. our correspondent andy moore but julian assange is outside the embassy now. stayed on inside the just take us through his arrest this is the product of a long because it was quite dramatic, embassy, fearing that wasn't it? a lot of shouting. yes, if he was arrested for skipping bail in the association between the ecuadorian uk, he could be government and the uk. there have extradited to the us. this happened just after 10am this pamela anderson was among those been trying to solve this problem who used to go and see him but last for a long time and find a year his visits were strictly curtailed. resolution. the solution that they morning in what metropolitan police relations betweenjulian assange currently seem to have found his say was a preplanned operation. they and his hosts have badly soured. desk. the ecuadorians have decided we re while he was inside, say was a preplanned operation. they were invited into the embassy and then shortly after that cameras ecuador had a change of government and the now president described him thatjulian desk. the ecuadorians have decided that julian assange is asa desk. the ecuadorians have decided thatjulian assange is in breach of "stone in the shoe." his asylum conditions because of his he had new conditions filmed seven or eight offices around activity and behaviour within the imposed on his stay, julian assange as he was brought out including that he avoid embassy here in london. as a result online political activity. down those steps behind me. he and that he properly
they have withdrawn that asylum. as a result, and according to the looked after his cat. was... he had white hair, a white police statement issued by scotland beard and was surrounded by those julian assange went as far as taking yard, the police were then invited police officers being sort of have the ecuadorian government to court over the new rules and lost. in by the ecuadorians because the carried down the steps. they may embassy is on ecuadorian soil. once have had handcuffs. he was saying they were there they presented something although it was not quite he still has some fervent support julian assange with a warrant in audible what he was saying. and then but the patience of his hosts has come to an end and with it his behalf of westminster magistrates' he was taking into a waiting police long, long stay in knightsbridge. court forfailing to van where he is now being held in a caroline hawley, bbc news. behalf of westminster magistrates' court for failing to surrender to the court. this is the original you can see some ofjulian assange's breach of the bail conditions that central london police station and had been hanging around for years will appear in court as soon as isa you can see some ofjulian assange's is a me. they had been carrying out now. ever since its original case a vigil here but currentlyjulian began seven years ago. so that is possible. police are executing a assange is being held at a central london police station and is due in what happened. that is why the police were allowed in. the police warrant for his arrest dating back nearly seven years. the charges were court very shortly. thank you very arrested julian assange. he was taken to a truck and then removed to in sweden on sexual assault charges much indeed, andrew. dating back to 2010. so even though earlier i spoke a central london police station and the sexual assault charges have to geoffrey robertson qc, a member ofjulian assange's legal team... the police say they then took him to expired, he will still be appearing in court. france, mr hunt said westminster magistrates' court as soon as is possible. that was how really the case now moves to the nobody is above the law. let's listen to his reaction. no one is question of free speech. julian
diplomatic correspondent speaking to assange published enormous amounts victoria derbyshire earlier. we have of information. not a week goes by got a number of reactionary above the law. julian assange is no state m e nts got a number of reactionary statements on this latest news. hero. he is hidden from the truth when wikileaks material isn't for years and years and it is right mentioned in serious discussions of we'll that his future should be decided in statements on this latest news. we' ll start statements on this latest news. we'll start off with the alan the britishjudicial american policy. for that he is to that his future should be decided in the british judicial system. what has happened today is a result of duncan. he says it is absolutely be locked up for 40 years? we in years of careful diplomacy by the right thatjulian duncan. he says it is absolutely right that julian assange duncan. he says it is absolutely right thatjulian assange will face justice in the proper way in the uk. foreign office and i commend our britain, this will be the question it is for the courts to decide what ambassador in ecuador and the team for our court, do we have any real happens next. the statement goes on to say, we are very grateful to the in london for their work and also support forfreedom for our court, do we have any real support for freedom of speech? we government of ecuador under the will quote, no doubt, the european for the decision of the ecuadorian president for the action they have president to resolve this situation taken. following which has been going on for seven convention... that will be an issue president for the action they have ta ken. following extensive president for the action they have taken. following extensive dialogue years. it is not as muchjulian between our two countries. i look in the extradition proceedings. he forward to a stronger relationship between the uk and ecuador in the assange... it yea rs between the uk and ecuador in the is part ofjulian assange's legal years ahead. that statement from sir team. alan duncan. we've also had the years. it is not as muchjulian assange. .. it is julian our diplomatic correspondent latest statement from the president years. it is not as muchjulian assange... it isjulian assange holding them hostage. it will be james landale explained what led up to this point. decided independently by the british of ecuador saying, in line with our legal system which is respected what this is is essentially the product of a long negotiation strong commitment to human rights throughout the world. what was a
and international law i requested process that led to this between between the ecuadorian authorities and the british could make that has ecuador and the uk? we have been great britain that julian been going on for some time. the talking to them for a very, very and international law i requested great britain thatjulian assange would not be extradited to country ecuadorians are under relatively new political leadership and although long time about how to resolve the where he could face torture or the originally the previous administration gave julian assange death penalty. so that coming from situation. we are a law—abiding asylum, the current administration has been much more hostile to him the president of ecuador. finally, a country and we always uphold the law and has been looking for a solution so we have to follow all the as they see it to the situation. reaction from russia saying that international rules in a situation they hope that the rights ofjulian like this but there was a change of essentially, the deal as i understand it is that the assange will not be violated after leadership in ecuador. the president his detention by british authorities. a lot of reaction ecuadorians have agreed, in their coming in at the moment. we'll took a courageous decision which has view, julian assange has breached meant that we were able to resolve his asylum conditions. in other update you on the latest as it comes words, when you seek asylum and to us here. in the meantime, i will the situation today and we are not you're going to someone's embassy making any judgment about julian correspond and looks back on the there are certain rules you have to case. assange's innocence or guilt. that abide by. they have argued and come is for the courts to decide. what is this report does contain some flash photography. not acceptable is for someone to to the conclusion that there is a julian assange shot to fame mac as breach those rules. as a with a massive spill escape this injustice and he has of american state secrets. tried to do that for a very long result, the ecuadorians withdrew it was then his personal life that time. that is why he is no hero. as their asylum. as a result of that put him at the centre they were enabled to invite the we heard there, the relationship between ecuador and julian assange british police into the embassy. of an international drama that has run for years. that is a big thing because the this shocking footage first brought wikileaks to international had turned sour. we heard one week ecuadorian embassy is ecuadorians attention. hold. the british police need come on, fire! ago that there were rumours he would permission to enter. they have be thrown out within hours or days. entered, as we havejust it shows the killing permission to enter. they have entered, as we have just seen permission to enter. they have entered, as we havejust seen in that didn't happen at the time but those pictures. they arrested him,
of a group of iraqis, and talking to a police station. including two journalists obviously it has now. let's just just to update you on some of the by helicopter gunships. hear from the a flood of secret documents obviously it has now. let's just latest reaction on the arrest of on the wars in iraq hearfrom the president obviously it has now. let's just hear from the president on why he and afghanistan followed and then julian assange. a ukjunior foreign decided to end julian assange's stay in the embassy. classified diplomatic cables. minister. we heard from jeremy hunt to his admirers he earlier. a reaction to the became a champion of free speech and transparency. in the us he was, is, seen as a threat to extradition to the us. they have national security. said that they have not spoken to the united states about the case and in 2010 julian assange i've also said that the uk does not found himself in a prison van and then in court extradite people to countries where after sweden issued they could face the death penalty. an arrest warrant, hoping to question him over allegations made so the question of extradition to by two swedish women of sexual assault. the us being addressed. so far by allegations he denies. the us being addressed. so far by the uk government. plenty more stories coming up on newsroom live here on the bbc news channel. but for now we say goodbye to viewers on soon, to his supporters' delight, he was out on bail. well, it is great to smell bbc two. the fresh air of london again. under his bail conditions he lived in this manor house in norfolk owned by a friend. he took his appeal against extradition to sweden jack shepherd, the british to the highest court in the land. man who spent 10 months but eventually, in 2012, he lost. on the run after a speedboat crash
his appeal against extradition in which a woman died is accordingly dismissed. has been sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty the embassy of ecuador in london became his new at the old bailey to breaching bail home. and fleeing before his trial. he had walked through its doors injune 2012 and asked for in his absence he was found guilty of the manslaughter political asylum. of charlotte brown, who was 24, it was granted. and sentenced to six years in jail. the new six month sentence for the uk government, julian assange was a fugitive ofjustice. is to run consecutively. he had spent millions policing the embassy before the round guard was our correspondent helena lee lifted. is at the old bailey there were public addresses in central london. byjulian assange from the embassy balcony. taken through can you hear me? ta ken through what taken through what this morning. this was 2017 on the day the swedish investigation against him was charlie brown's family were in court dropped because prosecutors couldn't today for today's hearing. they sat pursue the case in his absence. today is an important victory. just metres away from jack shepherd who was in the dock with two guards but julian assange either side of him. the family stayed on inside the embassy, fearing that looked over at times. they had a if he was arrested very clear view of jack for skipping bail in the uk, he could be looked over at times. they had a very clear view ofjack shepherd. it was the first time they had seen in extradited to the us. face—to—face since he fled the country before his trial last year. pamela anderson was among those who used to go and see him but last jack shepherd did not look at them year his visits were
at all during this hearing at the strictly curtailed. relations betweenjulian assange old bailey. he looked straight ahead and his hosts have badly soured. and at times he looked down, often while he was inside, with his eyes closed. he admitted to ecuador had a change of government and the now president described him the court that he had skipped bail. asa "stone in the shoe." he didn't turn up to his trial last he had new conditions imposed on his stay, including that he avoid year. he didn't turn up to the online political activity. and that he properly looked after his cat. sentence. his defence barrister today in court said he was julian assange went as far as taking the ecuadorian government to court overwhelmed by fear and he also said that he was terrified at the over the new rules and lost. prospect of a prison sentence and remained so boat that jack shepherd admitted what he did bite not he still has some fervent support turning up to his trial was but the patience of his host is come to an end and with it his cowardly. however, it was not long, long stay in knightsbridge. callous or cavalier. the judge caroline hawley, bbc news. sentenced him to six months injail. that is for skipping bail. that will i will correspondent andy miller is be on top of the six yearjail term outside the embassy now. andy, just updaters. we know that julian for the manslaughter of charlie brown. in his sentencing remarks the judge said it was a highly unusual assange was ta ken
updaters. we know that julian assange was taken out of the embassy here earlier this morning. police and exceptional case. he went on to say that by jack shepherd absconding officers of the metropolitan police it was as cowardly as it was we re officers of the metropolitan police were apparently invited into the embassy behind me by the ambassador. selfish. he went on to say that by jack shepherd instructing his trial lawyers from his hideout... you may the relationship betweenjulian remember that during his trial last assange and ecuador having soured. year he wasn't in court but he was they went in and took him out in getting daily updates from his legal handcuffs. i've seen some images tea m getting daily updates from his legal team and the judge said thatjack shepherd was having his cake and very briefly ofjulian assange with a white beard being taken out of the eating it. after that hearing in embassy. you can see a police court and hearing that sentence of presence and a media presence, six months for skipping bail, he julian assange himself has been came out of the old bailey and taken away. we have a message from shallow‘s sister katie brown gave her reaction. charlie will never be the metropolitan police. they say returned to us where is jack thatjulian the metropolitan police. they say that julian assange was the metropolitan police. they say thatjulian assange was arrested for shepherd will continue his life with failing to surrender to the court. his family once he serve his this was in connection with a sentence. he is not shown any real warrant being issued by westminster magistrates' court back in 2012, i remorse or accountability for his think it was. so we understand that actions, accusing charlotte of being on behalf of westminster responsible for her own death as
magistrates' court police executed recently as this week. his lack of that warrant and julian assange will respect and decency continues to be appearing in court fairly soon. astound us. we hope that his appeal this is in connection with something against his conviction will be dismissed. and as a family, we can dating back nearly seven years, more continue to fight for a change in than seven years, in fact, when he the laws. jack shepherd starting was accused of six assaults —— he was accused of six assaults —— he was accused of sexual assault in that six year six month jail term sweden. behind the white van that is for shyla's family. they feel that just coming across there were some there is some justice for charlotte supporters ofjulian assange but it is at the end of this. jack speaking on his behalf. we were told just over a week ago that he was shepherd has been given permission going to be thrown out of the to appeal against his conviction but we don't have a date for that yet embassy within hours or maybe days so embassy within hours or maybe days so there has been a vigil here in but he is this lunch time beginning that jail term. thank you very much place, certainly over the weekend and around the eye can see posters indeed. let's catch up with the supporting julian assange. his support now. supporters are arriving here at the good afternoon. embassy. the media are arriving at rugby australia says it the embassy. despite the police van you can see behind me, we understand intends to sack israel folau over
a social media post which said that thatjulian you can see behind me, we understand that julian assange himself you can see behind me, we understand thatjulian assange himself has been hell awaits gay people. taken away. andy moore, we leave it he's a devout christian and made similar comments last year. there for now. plenty of activity here's our rugby union correspondent chris jones. behind him there. that isjust in his latest post that was put out outside the ecuadorian embassy. we ona in his latest post that was put out on a social media channel yesterday he said that hell awaits all gay have got the latest information people. he put these homophobic regarding his arrest. let'sjust beliefs down to his religious views listen into what was said. and one year ago the rugby australia authority to discipline him. now they have come back and said they had made repeated efforts to contact him. he has not returned their calls and in the absence of any mitigating factors, he will get the sack. he was one of australia's two best players. rugby australia putting the what we can hear hear in the values of the game and the offence he is causing with these comments above his playing ability. manchester united boss background... we can hear him ole gunnar solskjaer is optimistic his side can still make it through to the last four of the champions league,
despite defeat by a below par barcelona in the first leg shouting. he is heavily beaded. he of their quarterfinal. lionel messi wasn't at his brilliant best, but he still had a hand was shouting as he was put into that in the only goal of the game. he set up luis suarez whose header was deflected van there. you alerted us to this in for an own goal by luke shaw — awarded by var. barcelona missed several big chances arrest. as we heard there from andy to add to the score but the game moore, we knew something was ended 1—0 so united have it happening about a week ago, didn't all to do when they head to the nou camp on tuesday. we? there were a of rumours and certainly wikileaks themselves as an organisation said they feared this was about to happen. this is the first major of the men's golfing calendars gets underway essentially the product of a long in an hour's time. rory mcilroy is the bookies' negotiation between the ecuadorian favourite to win authorities in the british government that has been going on the only major title that's missing from his collection. for some time. ecuadorians are under he goes off at 4:15pm with american rickie fowler, relatively new political leadership and cameron smith from australia. and although originally the previous administration gave julian assange the former chelsea midfielder asylum, the current administration florent malouda has found out he's has been much more hostile to him lost his job with fc zurich and have been looking for the in the most unconventional of manners. solution they see it. essentially, the swiss side took to twitter to say the deal as i understand it is that he was leaving his role as forwards coach a little after a month the deal as i understand it is that the ecuadorians have agreed that he since he came into the club by ‘mutual agreement‘.
has breached his asylum conditions. clearly it wasn't very mutual, when you claim asylum there are with the former france international expressing his obvious surprise in response. certain rules you have to abide by that's all the sport for now. stop they have argued that come to you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport the conclusion that julian stop they have argued that come to the conclusion thatjulian assange is breach those rules. as a result, we'll have more at 1:30pm. let's the ecuadorians withdrew their asylum. as a result of that they we re join annita mcveigh in westminster. asylum. as a result of that they were able to invite the british police into the embassy. now that is a big thing because the ecuadorian welcome to westminster. european leaders have given britain embassy is ecuadorian salt of the six more months to approve british police need permission to a brexit deal. enter. they entered, arrested julian assange and took into a police european leaders, as a result of station. what will now happen is those discussions, have given the uk that he will attend westminster magistrates' court of pecs mac face six months to approve a brexit deal. the uk will now leave charges of breaching bail. when the the eu at the of october. however, it could be sooner if mps give their support story began all these years ago and to theresa may's brexit deal. there was a attempt to extradite him the announcement of to the united states and the flexible extension, switzerland, extradition procedures we re switzerland, extradition procedures were taking place and while that was or "flextension" as it's happening thejudge being labelled, came after hours were taking place and while that was happening the judge in were taking place and while that was happening thejudge in the were taking place and while that was happening the judge in the court said, look you can stay at liberty of late—night talks at the emergency while these proceedings are going on eu summit in brussels.
so the uk will now no longer by going and hiding in the ecuadorian embassy. he is alleged to leave the eu tomorrow. have breached those conditions so the new brexit deadline is the 31st october, those are the charges he will face but the uk can leave when he goes up before the before that date if mps agree magistrate, as soon as possible. the withdrawal agreement. as things stand, the uk will take part those allegations originating from in european parliament elections scheduled for the 23rd of may. sweden are now dropped? yes, the allegations of sexual offences in if it fails to do so it will leave the eu without a deal sweden have now collapsed. lawyers on june the 1st. tell me they can be reactivated. the president there is nothing to stop the process happening but at the moment they are of the european council donald tusk said the extension gave britain time to find the best solution not exta nt happening but at the moment they are and added "please do not extant and therefore the legal procedure that julian assange not extant and therefore the legal procedure thatjulian assange will not waste this time." face immediately is uk law for i've just i'vejust met breach of bail here in the united i've just met with donald tusk where kingdom. interestingly enough, we i agreed i've just met with donald tusk where iagreed an i've just met with donald tusk where i agreed an extension to the brexit process to the end of october at the latest. i continue to believe that hearing from the president that we need to leave the eu with a deal these were repeated violations of as soon as we need to leave the eu with a deal as soon as possible. vitally, the eu international conventions. wikileaks are saying that his asylum was have agreed that the extension can illegally terminated. in violation be terminated when the withdrawal agreement has been ratified, which was my key request of my fellow of international law. this could go
on and on. there will be a strong leaders. for example, this means that if we are able to pass a deal in the first three weeks of may, we legal dispute over this. already will not have to take part in this entire dispute has been heavily european elections that will officially leave the eu on saturday legalised, if you want to use a the 1st ofjune. during the course phrase, because essentially part of of the extension the european council is clear that the uk will this case is a political one but also it is a legal one. they have continue to hold full membership right as well as its obligations. lawyers, wikileaks who had been the uk should have left the eu by defending julian assange over the now and i sincerely regret the fact that i have not yet been able to persuade parliament to approve a yea rs. defending julian assange over the years. initially, even if wikileaks claimed that the ecuadorians have deal which would allow the uk to leave in a smooth and orderly way. reached asylum law in what they had done, that won't change the but the choices we now face are stark and the timetable is clear. so circumstances, namely that julian assange is in now in british custody we must now press on at pace with and will face british justice. we our efforts to reach a consensus on leave it there for now. a lot of a deal that is in the national reaction coming in. we'll speak to you later. thank you very much thank you. interest. jack shepherd, the british man who spent 10 months on the run after a speedboat crash in which a woman died.
apart from now knowing the extension he has been sentenced to six months deadline many other huge questions in jail after pleading guilty at the old bailey to breaching bail remain unanswered in this brexit and fleeing before his trial. process. the talks between the other in his absence he was found 27 european leaders were fractious guilty of the manslaughter with france pushing for a shorter of charlotte brown, who was 2a, extension and afterwards donald tusk and sentenced to six years in jail. deliver this warning to the uk. the new six month sentence is to run consecutively. let me finish with a message our reporter kathryn stancheshun to our british friends. this extension is as flexible is at the old bailey. as i expected and a little bit shorter than i expected. updaters with the latest, please. but it is still enough to find we've just heard from charlie the best possible solution. please do not waste this time. brown's family here outside the old bailey, they were all in court for let's cross now to the palace that additional six month sentence of westminster, to speak that additional six month sentence that jack shephard has to our chief political correspondent that additional six month sentence thatjack shephard has now that additional six month sentence that jack shephard has now received. vicki young. shallow‘s sister attempted to read out a statement. she was very donald tusk thinks there is enough emotional and found it quite hard. time. he was in anticipating there her dad had to take over. they say was enough time to come to some final decision. the question is, can that jack shepherd has shown no mps deliver on that? it is a big remorse and has taken no
responsibility for those dreadful question everyone is asking. what will this extra time be used for? it actions back in september 2015. they is clear that theresa may still believes that her deal leaving with said that he she would still be here that withdrawal agreement is the best way and she still feels it at today if it wasn't for him and that the end of may that could happen but he showed no understanding for what of course a lot of other people are very different views and would like he showed no understanding for what he had caused. he would still be to use a time differently, whether it is to push forward another evading justice if it wasn't for the referendum, to prepare for no deal and some even saying to change the press and police as well. jack shepherd appeared in court this leader of the conservative party. let's discuss is now. i'm joined by morning. we saw him on that footage the conservative mp pauline latham. that the bbc gained last night on you have voted for the pi minister's the plane back to gatwick. he has deal. what do you think parliament should use it next six months to do? beenin the plane back to gatwick. he has been in custody in georgia since january when he handed himself in i don't see that it theresa may continues it is going to change anything because she has worked very and extradition proceedings have ha rd anything because she has worked very hard andl been ongoing since then. he ran. he anything because she has worked very hard and i won't take that away from her, to try and get the deal. she chose to skip bail last year in has failed. it is time somebody else march, before his trialfor the had a chance. she should on her manslaughter of charlotte could begin and he was convicted to six yea rs pledge to stand down and i think she begin and he was convicted to six years then for that manslaughter by gross negligence. the six months should stand down soon and give the will be in addition to those six opportunity to somebody else to become leader and take us forward
yea rs. and have a look at the deal, see will be in addition to those six years. today his defence barrister what they can get through parliament said that he chose to come back. he and then we can leave you rep because otherwise we're just going to be in the same situation in six made that decision against the months' time as we are now. advice of his georgian lawyers because he felt that it was the stalemate. she made it clear she right thing to do. he said that he will stand down if the deal go ran originally because he was through. it doesn't sound like she's terrified at the prospect of a going anywhere and also if they were prison sentence and he is ashamed to bea going anywhere and also if they were to be a leadership contest, how do now of that decision. but he was you think the country would view overwhelmed and he accepts that what that? the conservative party is he did was cowardly but his lawyer turning in on itself to choose a new leader. i think they would be said that it wasn't callous or relieved in many cases because i cavalier and wasn't cynical or calculated. that isn't something feel they have got stalemate. that charlie brown's family has although she said she would stand accepted today. they say she was an down, it is a little bit strange to extraordinary daughter. this is an say she will leave if i get it through and if i don't, i will stay. unimaginable ordeal and the only way they have held themselves together is in memory of her. thank you for where is the logic? how could the party re m ove where is the logic? how could the party remove her because the mechanism isn't there. she was now. we are going to cross to annita challenged in december. she can be challenged in december. she can be challenged again until december. is mcveigh he was in westminster for a way of actually doing it? she has us. mcveigh he was in westminster for us. busy old day ahead? a very busy said she is going to go. she said
she would go on the 22nd of may. she old night. into the wee small hours. should go then but she should tell us should go then but she should tell us she is going then under the thank you, and welcome to leadership campaign can start. she could remain whilst we get a new westminster. collie breathing space, leader but then it gives somebody an a collie to long call it a opportunity to try and get a deal flexte nsion. a collie to long call it a flextension. brexit has been delayed until the 31st of october, through parliament, otherwise we are just going nowhere. i don't want potentially as european leaders gave another referendum. i don't think britain six moments to approve their that's right. i don't see... i don't brexit deal. the uk will now leave wa nt that's right. i don't see... i don't want to revoke article 50. the only the eu at the end of october but it way we want to revoke article 50. the only way we can move want to revoke article 50. the only way we can move forward is to have a could be sooner if mps gave their new leader who has a will to support to theresa may's brexit negotiate. the problem is that deal. the announcement of a flexible theresa may has worked hard. she has done her best but it hasn't been extension or flextension as it'd good enough for the country or been called came after hours of talks. the uk will now no longer parliament. of course, the eu way saying that in this period they leave the eu tomorrow. that you won't reopen that withdrawal brexit deadline is the 31st of agreement. that it is closed. october. the uk can believe before actually a change in the leader won't change very much because the that date if mps agree the numbers in parliament at the same. withdrawal agreement. as things they have made it very clear they wa nt they have made it very clear they want accepted no—deal brexit. stand, the uk will take part in they have made it very clear they want accepted no—deal brexitm would be very difficult and, yes,
european parliament elections. those they might be able to persuade the are scheduled for the 23rd of may parliamentary party and others in and if it fails to do so it will the other parties to support the deal, flawed and terrible though it leave the eu without a deal on is. but then we can get onto the during the first. the president of the european council donald tusk said that the extension gave britain next time with the political time to find the best solution and declaration. we could start renegotiating that a man might be added, please do not waste this the way through this logjam. what about the toxic labour? they are time. let's talk now to our brussels correspondent adam fleming who has ongoing, do you think that is away been following all the details late fro? i don't see how that will into the night and since early this change anything. i think it isjust morning again. adam, hello to you. kicking the can down the road. i tell us more about how the state of don't see any huge breakthroughs. the 31st of october, that was when you think that in her team we thrashed out last night, and in have one brexiteer and three who particular what clues it gives us as we re have one brexiteer and three who were not brexiteers. that is not the to how much patients the eu might best team to put forward. if we had have going forward. the answer to a new leader with a determination to your second question is at the eu get brexit through and to move on in still has quite a lot of patience in this country, which is what everyone that they are not at the stage where wants, they want us to finish a deal they want to push the uk over a and get on with other things. we cliff. so at this point, as long as have many more important things to the uk wants to stay in the eu and talk about. we're not talking about them the moment. pauline latham, delay brexit, brexit will be delayed. the most important thing to watch in the coming months is thank you very much indeed. mps, a
whether that mood shifts and lot of them are pretty fed up with actually does the eu reach a tipping this process. there was a little point where it feels it just cannot continue? there were some hints from cheer earlier when the leader of the leaders last night as he relating house of commons said the parliament the summit that an extra extension wouldn't be sitting next week and they will all be heading off to the easter recess. the key, thank you very much. perhaps the idea that an in october would be much more difficult than the extension that hasjust been difficult than the extension that has just been granted. difficult than the extension that hasjust been granted. the reason we easter recess might give everyone a have ended up with an extension chance to step back and rethink is until the 315t of october, yes, not a bad one. with me now with the halloween, is it because it is a compromise between a group of labourmp countries led by the netherlands and not a bad one. with me now with the labour mp bridget philipson. germany that want a longer extension, perhaps up until the end pauline latham said she doesn't say have cross—party talks are going to of march 2020, and a smaller group change anything. what is your...” of march 2020, and a smaller group of countries vocally led by france that wanted a much shorter extension think they have been entered into more along the lines of what theresa may was asking four of the 30th of with good faith but whatever can be june. the middle of the summer. the agreed, if anything can be agreed, eu likes to think of itself as a between the two leaders i think the compromise machine so the date that ultimate decision must rest with the was spat out by the tom price british people. i don't think machine with the 315t of october. something cooked up here in there was another discussion last westminster and impose on the night another row about could you british people will work any longer.
we are almost three years since that have a mechanism to ensure the uk referendum and i think we have a growing sense that people were plasma good behaviour during the extension. it ends up there is no promised these big options back in such mechanism. you're either a full memberof the eur 2016 and the form of brexit they such mechanism. you're either a full member of the eur you are not. there we re 2016 and the form of brexit they were promised cannot be delivered. i is no mechanism, no review clause or think it is only right that the british people have the final say on special conditions put on the uk whether they want to go ahead on other than it will have to respect that basis. you are saying that as a the principle of sincere cooperation labourmp that basis. you are saying that as a labour mp from which is already fitted into the that basis. you are saying that as a labourmpfrom a that basis. you are saying that as a labour mp from a leaf voting constituency in the referendum. they treaty. there will be a review moment at the scheduled summit in voted by just over 60% june but that will not be a constituency in the referendum. they voted byjust over 60% to leave. i your constituent saying to you that decision—making moment or where anything will really happen. it will they would support another bug?” be an update on what progress has speak to my constituents about this been made in the uk in getting this and every issue on a regular basis. what i hear from people is that, as deal through finally. adam, thank you very much all ice return here to many people voted lee back in 2016, westminster. let's go through what they would do so again protect they feel it is the right choice but i is expected to happen here in the coming hours and days. theresa may also feel that lots of constituents is due to update mps following the emergency eu summit. that is due to are increasingly concerned and want happen soon. cross—party talks are the chance to have their final say on this. so many people are expected to continue. tomorrow mps frustrated that brexit means we are
talking about all of the other big challenges we face as a country. will take a bit of breathing space. child poverty has risen in a big way. schools need extra investment. they are not scheduled to return until the 23rd of april. let's take hospitals are under pressure. none of that gets a looking as we spent hours and hours and months and years talking about brexit when we have so stock of developments here now with vicky young who is inside the houses of parliament. the key, apart from now knowing the length of the another vote would be a decisive way to bring this to a conclusion.” extension, all the other big questions remain unanswered, including whether mps will be able to come up with a deal that a think it is the only way to resolve majority can agree on in that six this if we in westminster can't resolve this it should rest with the months and indeed whether theresa may will still be prime minister at british people to decide how they wa nt british people to decide how they the end of that time? people talk... want to go ahead. this is a decision that will define our country for generations to come and i want to be people talk about it being breathing confident that the decisions we are making here are what the british space. one minister described it as people want, given that we know so purgatory. many people think this is much more about what brexit actually just kicking the can down the road looks like, far more than we did yet again but a very important three years ago. and we know that question about what that time will this process is far more complicated be used for. of course, people have than any of us ever imagined. do you very different views about it and i think that referendum could come think the fact that the pressure of an imminent deadline has gone away about through those cross—party talks ifjeremy corbyn was to demand
means that lots of people think their option could now be back on that as a prize if you like for their option could now be back on labour's support for any deal? or do the table again. as you say, as well you think it could come through any as at whole issue of theresa may's indicated votes that could come back before the commons?” indicated votes that could come back leadership, downing street is making before the commons? i think it is it clear that she announced she will the best way through this, a form of compromise that means we could ask leave once the first stage of brexit the british people to have their say is completed, getting to the withdrawal agreement. that's a on theresa may's deal. do you think lesson happened to according to them it could come about through the she is going nowhere. let's have a listen to what andrea leadsom talks or whatjeremy corbyn is going to demand ultimately foot labour's thought about the latest news. we have to use a time to make sure that support two i think even if there we deliver the brexit that we are we re support two i think even if there were to be changes to the deal, not all looking for, that we work closely with the eu and that they to the withdrawal agreement but what are genuinely helping to make sure sits alongside it, even if that were that we do deliver on the to happen i think we have reached a referendum. there will be any stage now where we need the endorsement of the british people to changing our minds about that. we reach that deal. we need to know the are absolutely determined to deliver on that referendum. those talks with british people whether or not they wa nt british people whether or not they want us to go ahead. i don't think labour have been ongoing for a week it's good enough for us in parliament to say that we have now. everyone been very positive decided the way forward. this is about them, although there is no such a divisive issue, i do sign ofa understand that and people feel very about them, although there is no sign of a breakthrough. many people thinking that the idea of a customs strongly on both sides but we have union could be a compromise but of only recently begun to have the sort of conversations that we need to course that is pretty unpopular have as a country about what brexit amongst many in the conservative really involves. the kind of country
party. this is what labour is brexit that we want to build, notjust about europe but a whole host of spokesman thinks about the latest delay. i think it is a good thing other challenges that we face. even there is an extension. we needed it. if theresa may's deal was to pass, i think businesses and communities in the unlikely event it was going will be very relieved that we're not to go through, we are sick of me leaving tomorrow without a deal. the talking about brexit for years. this is supposed to be the easy part and real question for the prime minister is what she's going to use his time we have found that it even that is for because we can carry on going as far more complicated than we we are now at the moment. how are imagine. how do you view the the negotiations going between european parliamentary elections labour and the government? they are that the uk will have to take part in good faith. i think we all feel a in if it doesn't leave with a deal deep sense of duty to try and break on the 1st ofjune if some of the the impasse. but there is a long deal isn't agreed before then? these elections slightly surreal in the distance between us and some difficult challenges if we are going circumstances, could they be useful? to find a way forward so the talks now that we are having them and that are ongoing but there are challenges isa now that we are having them and that is a given i think we need to use in there. what are the main sticking that as an opportunity to make the point? the substance. we have very argument is around brexit, to push from a labour point of view that clear about the need for a customs union. but the results of this anything that is agreed is subject question of, how on earth do we toa anything that is agreed is subject to a confirmatory ballot. but also ensure that anything this prime how we work across europe with our minister promises is actually friends in europe on austerity, delivered in the future. because she has already said she's going to step workers's rights and environmental standards that make such —— that down probably within months.
mean such a great deal to people across the country. need to have has already said she's going to step down probably within monthsm more. i'm joined by down probably within monthsm more. i'mjoined by the down probably within monthsm more. i'm joined by the former those discussions about the brexit minister david jones. you direction of our country and what we wanted to leave on the 29th of can do as been part of a change of march. we are not going to be leaving tomorrow either. some of europe. thank you very much for your your colleagues fear that brexit has time today. well, the demonstrators been lost. i don't take it to be lost. of course, the fact is that we on both sides as you can hear behind do have an act of parliament that me are still in fine voice. may provides that we should leave the their vocal cords need a break european union and that is what prevails. i think that to lose during the easter recess as well. brexit completely would be so let's get the weather now with lucy martin. devastatingly politically, we would be tearing up the wishes of 17.4 it was a cold start the day for many million people. but i can't see that of us and a frosty one for some. this photo sent in by weather can happen. the eu elections are likely to take place. how do you watcher in oxfordshire. over the feel about that? i think it is very next few days it is a settled regrettable. it is estimated that it picture, high—pressure dominating and we hold on to the feed of air. a will cost around £108 million and chilly field to things but as we go one wonders who would want to stand asa through the rest of today there is one wonders who would want to stand as a candidate for those elections when that person would be spending some sunshine to be had, particular for western areas. cloud for eastern several weeks knocking on doors, parts of england and scotland, the trudging on pavements and the risk of showers in the north—east. maximum they would be elected for is four months. i think it's very
for northern cloud increasing from difficult. what about theresa may's the west. temperatures leadership. she has promised to go but only once her deal goes through. disappointing. through the night your party is no way of getting rid of her, does it? ithink cloud feeding in, clear spells for your party is no way of getting rid of her, does it? i think the regrettable thing is that we are now northern ireland, the risk of one or seeing the withdrawal agreement two showers in the far north—east of rejected three times by the house of scotla nd two showers in the far north—east of scotland where we hold onto a bit more cloud but another cold night, commons by a very large majority. the prime minister doesn't appear to temperatures dropping below freezing acce pt the prime minister doesn't appear to accept that. what she did appear to inafew temperatures dropping below freezing in a few spots. that takes us into friday, that will be another chilly indicate was that she wasn't going to proceed with their withdrawal day with some sunny spells and more cloud and the chance of one or two agreement. that being the case, it seems to me the condition that she showers. placed upon her departure has now disappeared and really i do think that she needs to consider whether her leadership is actually for the benefit of the party and of the hello, this is bbc newsroom live. country as a whole. you don't think it is? i think i was a time then we the headlines... need to see a fresh face. what can british police arrest the wikileaks founder, julian assange, after the ecuadorian embassy they do that is different?” in london removes his asylum status. need to see a fresh face. what can they do that is different? i think quite clearly a new leader would be able to go with a new agenda, make what we have shown today that no one clear that that person was willing is above the law. julian assange is
to leave the eu without an agreement no hero, he has hidden from the if necessary. that is something that truth for years and years and it is the current prime minister has never right that his future should be been willing to do but i think that decided in the tisch judicial a tougher approach is called for. do you think that the six months should system. —— in the britishjudicial be used to prepare for it no deal, even though parliament has made it very clear it won't accept that and system. jack shepherd, the british man is actually passed new laws and who spent 10 months on the run shows it can do that? i think that following a fatal speedboat crash certainly we should be preparing for on the thames, has been sentenced to another six months in prison no deal. in fact, i know that after admitting to absconding preparations had been made for no and breaching bail. european leaders grant the uk deal and i think it is important to another brexit extension until the end of october — show the european union that we are after late—night talks in brussels. quite prepared to leave if theresa may, who had aimed necessary. i think that a change of for a shorter delay, says the uk must leave the eu leadership in the concept to leave if necessary. i think that a change as soon as possible. of leadership in the conservative party would reset the position and i expectation on the street think be looking for. thank you very of the sudanese capital, khartoum, much, david jones. that is a problem amid reports the army has deposed because there was a move against the president, omar al bashir. theresa may december. she could be challenged again until december. an interesting aside and all of this is that even some of those who are candidates potentially to be the next leader might not actually want to take the job over right now with you are watching bbc news channel. all this uncertainty. we'll have to see how it panned out in the next
few weeks. the key, thank you very let's return now to our main story. the wikilea ks co—founder, julian assange, has been arrested much. with me now is the chair of at the ecuadorian embassy in london. police were invited the brexit select committee hilary into the embassy by the ambassador, after the ecuadorean government benn. good morning. thank you for joining us. you are welcoming this withdrew his asylum. extra time that the eu has given to the uk but i suppose a big question is, having not been able to come up with an agreement that a majority of mps can support in the time the uk has had so far, can you do it in the next expense? that is a big the latest line we are getting from question. it is what donald tusk this from the uk police is that said last night. make good use of the time. the most important thing julian assange has been further about the decision taken in the early hours in brussels is that we will not be leaving without any arrested in relation to an agreement tomorrow evening and i extradition warrant on behalf of the think there is a collective united states authorities. this also exhalation of breath on the part of confirmed by a statement earlier by one ofjulian business because it would have been confirmed by a statement earlier by one of julian assange's confirmed by a statement earlier by one ofjulian assange's lawyers so business because it would have been so damaging. but the truth is that jennifer robinson who said that the parliament has shown itself wikileaks jennifer robinson who said that the unwilling to support the prime wikilea ks founder has jennifer robinson who said that the wikileaks founder has been arrested not just for the breach minister's deal. i hope the talks wikileaks founder has been arrested notjust for the breach of bail conditions but also, she confirmed produce something but i am clear now andl this earlier this morning, also in produce something but i am clear now and i have come to this view relation to a us extradition
relu cta ntly and i have come to this view reluctantly that the only way to resolve this and reach a decision in request. so that is the latest line the national decision is to put we have at the moment. the foreign office minister whatever deal is agreed with the eu, alan duncanjoins us now from westminster. and that my changes as a result of minister of state for europe and the the talks, to put it back to the americas in fact. let'sjust british people and say, here is a choice, this is what leaving looks minister of state for europe and the americas in fact. let's just return to that latest development, mr like. not the fantasy offered during duncan. thank you for speaking to the referendum. this is the choice us. duncan. thank you for speaking to us. so confirmation that he has been and if you don't want to do that arrested in relation to an then we will remain. that is extradition request from the united irrespective of whether cross—party states. well, that's for the law, talks bear fruit. the irrespective of whether cross—party talks bearfruit. the nature of not for me. our involvement has been irrespective of whether cross—party talks bear fruit. the nature of the question might change. that is really important because i don't know whether the british people will in working with the ecuador government to get him out of the change their minds are not on this embassy and i think thatjust on a subject that is consuming all our human level that anybody to be holed effort and energy and therefore up human level that anybody to be holed up in human level that anybody to be holed upina human level that anybody to be holed up in a room for nearly seven years whatever leave proposition is put just can't be right. i mean, their health is going to suffer and just out, the closer the economic looking at the pictures i think you can see that it has. so that is relationship, the less risk to the economy in the future because people where our involvement concludes. our might vote to leave on the basis of that and therefore that is why it is relations with ecuador will i think right that labour is participating be even even better shape now and i in good faith in the talks. speaking am personally very glad that he is of good faith, we have heard from
out of the embassy and that this businesses morning saying an sorry saga has been brought to a imminent crisis averted but there is a fresh start needed and that conclusion. i just sorry saga has been brought to a conclusion. ijust want sorry saga has been brought to a conclusion. i just want to chase you on that point because we have here a sincere cross—party cooperation is needed. do you feel that the effort statement from a junior foreign thatis minister saying that he will not be extradited to countries where they could face the death penalty. there isa could face the death penalty. there is a bit of confusion there.” needed. do you feel that the effort that is speaking from the labour side, you listen to what keir could face the death penalty. there starmer and jeremy corbyn has said, is a bit of confusion there. i don't think there is confusion. our policy is the same for everybody that we do labour went into those talks, they are continuing. problem is whether not extradite somebody to a country where they may face the death penalty if they have not been the government is going to shift an inch because if the government adequate written assurances on the doesn't change, it's all very well matter. so it is entirely saying you want cross—party talks consistent, it is our general policy now but if the government won't move on its red lines it is very hard to in all circumstances so you are wrong to suggest there is any see how any agreement can be confusion there. 0k, reached. and the problem surely is wrong to suggest there is any confusion there. ok, so on what that you can't be certain that grounds has the united states putting this request? it is not for jeremy corbyn is demanding another me to comment on. it is for the law vote, another referendum, call it what you will, to guarantee labour's courts and for the lawyers. i say support of it comes to that. that again, the foreign office involvement in this has concluded has been raised as iron sand in the with his removal from involvement in this has concluded with his removalfrom the involvement in this has concluded with his removal from the embassy. you have to understand thatjulian talks. we have worked in parliament assange is regarded as many by —— is
twice to support a referendum and i think if a deal was reached that regarded as many as a hero for came back to labour mps which said, freedom of speech. he is also here's a deal but i'm afraid it regarded by many people is quite the opposite, for releasing the sort of doesn't involve government equipment thing is that he releases. i agree toa doesn't involve government equipment to a referendum than i there would bea to a referendum than i there would be a lot of labour mps who would not with these four integrity‘s words vote to it. top i'm going back to this morning that he is not most certainly not a hero. but i say very the cbi, for business big and small, firmly i think that they course of the cbi, for business big and small, the best way of resolving this now the law is up to the course of the is to go back to the people because law, it is not for us politicians. you would get a decision and thus 0k, law, it is not for us politicians. ok, now wikileaks made an accusation far parliament has shown that it is i believe it was yesterday saying not able to reach an agreement on that next pensive spine operation the way forward. if an agreement was had taken place at the ecuadorian reached between jeremy embassy. where you party to this? the way forward. if an agreement was reached betweenjeremy corbyn and theresa may, would that deal be put was the british government parted this? you are saying but this as if to all labour mps before it was it is the case. i have not been in signed off? labour mps would not be the ecuadorian embassy so, no. what goes on in the embassy is up the backward in expressing their views whether they were bred to vote for ambassador. your question is a bit it or not and in the end you have to have the numbers in the house of bizarre. 0k, we understand that commons for something to go through there was a lot of police activity and we are in this position because there are not the numbers to support taking place outside of the embassy,
there are not the numbers to support the prime minister's deal. if i may, there was some surveillance that had been put in place outside of the word on european parliament elections, how does labour feel ecuadorian embassy. police about the prospect of going into those elections potentially other surveillance, cameras had gone up. there were visits from doctors to parties like change uk, might do visitjulian assange. and the quite well. i think we have to be allegation is that is when footage clear that we are working to get a was elected of this and possibly, better deal but we are also absolutely committed to putting what i'm asking you, is this part of whatever deal is finally agreed with the extensive dialogue that you said the eu is put to the british people ina the extensive dialogue that you said in a statement took place between so we can the two countries that eventually the eu is put to the british people so we can take that decision. a lot led to his arrest today? there are of people would rather stay in the european union to vote for tap—in some very one andi led to his arrest today? there are some very odd ingredients in your european union to vote for tap—in one and i hope that is the campaign question there. yes, there is some we will fight. 0k, thank you hilary police activity and of course they wa nted police activity and of course they wanted to make sure that if he were benn. we are expecting at some point to come out of the embassy, which he either this morning or a little was entitled to do of his own after lunch that statement from choice, that he did not continue to theresa may on those talks last night. it was supposed to be a escape bail. so there would have been, as there has been for a long little earlier but it is slipping. time, infact needless to say, when that happens been, as there has been for a long time, in fact a very light police we will bring it to life. we will be presence around the embassy. the police did of course go into the back to you shortly but for now back embassy just before to the studio. police did of course go into the embassyjust before ten o'clock today at the invitation of the ambassador, where julian assange
today at the invitation of the ambassador, wherejulian assange was told by the ambassador that his let's return to our leading story asylu m told by the ambassador that his asylum had been revoked. he then, you know, behaved as one might and that arrest ofjulian assange. expect. he was arrested and was taken down to... i'm going to interrupt very quickly. he is ecuadorian citizen isn't he? he has we will keep talking for a moment, no asylum because it has been revoked. thank you for your time. mr robinson. we have lost the picture but we can carry on with the sound. your reaction first to this you are watching bbc news. news. i think it's a disgrace and a let's return now to westminster, where my colleague annita mcveigh is keeping breach of international law. ecuador across today's brexit developments. we are waiting still for the prime will be blackballed from minister theresa may to address mps in the commons, we think that will international society for doing this. you can't give someone asylum happen over lunchtime to update them on those talks in brussels last night, which went on into the small for seven years and then hand them over, which is what ecuador has hours. and lead to that six month done, by force to those who would extension to brexit for the uk. the make them captive. it is a cruel and uk will now leave the eu at the end astounding breach of faith on the
of october, although it could be sooner of october, although it could be pa rt astounding breach of faith on the part of the ecuadorian government. sooner of of october, although it could be sooner of course of october, although it could be sooner of course if mps do give of course we know why it has been their support to theresa may's brexit deal. that announcement of done because the government has the flexible extension came after changed, they are now keen to get hours of late—night talks at the loa ns changed, they are now keen to get loans from the united states and emergency eu summit in brussels. they have done the united states's with me now is the deputy political editor of the spectator, bidding. well, that is a matter of katy balls, and sebastian payne from the financial times. international politics but it is a good to have you both with us here as ever. so six month potentially, breach of international law to hand over someone who you breach of international law to hand over someone who you have given asylu m over someone who you have given asylum too, which is what ecuador said to begin with you. what appears to have done. the next expectation can we have that question of course is what happens something can be done in the six months that hasn't been done since they bricks a referendum?” tojulian question of course is what happens to julian assange. he question of course is what happens tojulian assange. he will be held, months that hasn't been done since they bricks a referendum? i don't he can apply for bail but he will be think we should have expectations for anything to change because this extension is quite an awkward length accused of breaching his bail, which of the uk because if it had been the nine month or year long extension is an offence of a lower order, that we expected, that would have usually dealt with by a fine or been time for a second referendum, a general election, and all those imprisonment for a few weeks. that things. the fact that it is only going to be until october doesn't
is not what he is worried about. give that much time for the fundamental dynamics of this process indeed, ina is not what he is worried about. to change, so i think things will go indeed, in a way, he is better off on as they are. the talks in the in some senses in prison than in the labour party will continue. the real question for theresa may now is embassy, where he has been denied going to be the european parliament elections on the 23rd of may. she medical treatment. he hasn't been able to go to hospital forjust has been so adamant over and over x—rays and so on that his again, we should not, we cannot have these elections and yet that looks like what we get to have. the specialists have recommended. but of question everyone is asking now is she going to state throughout that course this is america, which is as prime minister? if she goes then held bent on putting him in prison for a very long time to deter those we are into leadership change, then potentially a big dynamic change and who publish material about that could mean another brexit extension. katie, do you think the extension. katie, do you think the extension that has been given is in behaviour, illegal behaviour in many fa ct extension that has been given is in fact too short for any of these big cases, of its armed forces, will changes to happen or at least to begin the possibility of another wa nt to cases, of its armed forces, will want to put him away. charge... a referendum? or indeed a change in the leadership of the conservative party? i think a referendum would be total of 45 years in a super max a tight squeeze in six months. i think that those people who have prison. can ijust interrupt their been campaigning fora think that those people who have been campaigning for a second referendum would have preferred a very quickly? we appear to have had year—long extension, partly so confirmation from the british
opinion can change and for them to government, given to the government try and get in the works, get the of ecuador, saying that he would not be extradited to a country where he legislation cut but if the process could face torture or the death began the eu might allow more time penalty. we assume that in clute for that. potentially but then you america. no, because america has a still need a winning solution by the end of it and i think that would be the struggle. i think there is a space for a general election in six sugar government that he will not months, not the one the conservative face the death penalty. certain party won. there is also space for a charges under the espionage act leadership contest and i am getting carry the death penalty but they are mixed signals from speaking to not the charges that they would seek conservative mps today that if some to extradite him on. the charges say that if theresa may can't pass they want to extradite him on carry her deal but i must say that faith very long years in prison and of is low in her ability to do that, so course chelsea manning was given 35 if she can't pass a deal they say yea rs course chelsea manning was given 35 years in prison. the charges for well we are not going to be able to renegotiate in this time probably so why not have the leadership julian assange add up to 45 years. election? have a debate about the future? others think that theresa that is not the death penalty but it may has no signs of wanting to go may in effect be the death penalty and she can't really be forced out through a confidence vote until for someone ofjulian assange's age december, so she might try klingon. i think it is an awkward period of
and health problems. what are his time and it does mean that you could health problems? well, he has a bad get a leadership contest. if that we re get a leadership contest. if that were to happen, there are some mps who like the idea of contest running chest stop specialist doctors have through the summer, sol said he should go to hospital to who like the idea of contest running through the summer, so i think her haveit said he should go to hospital to have it examined, to have scans and position is in some danger.l x—rays. he hasn't been allowed by leadership contest in the the british government out of conservative party or not, serve, where does this process go from here on in? there will be a short break, people will have time to reflect, ecuador... just very quickly, mr whether any minds are changed who robinson, is he likely to mount a knows until we come back? are we then into a process of another vote, defence and will you be part of another so—called meaningful vote or indicative votes to try and find a that? well, of course. the first way ahead? i think that is exactly what will happen. theresa may ultimately still wants to pass her issueis that? well, of course. the first issue is whether america will apply deal, that his/her default outcome from this scenario. i think after to extradite him and i imagine it the easter break mps will have one will do so because mike pompeo and week just to the easter break mps will have one weekjust to get the easter break mps will have one week just to get away from this madness for a little bit of time but when they come back it is either john bolton have said so, that his going to be theresa may's deal again or it could be a deal the agreed arrest is a priority. so they will with the labour party. those talks need to apply to the british are still ongoing and if they come to fruition that deal could be put
government to have him extradited. to fruition that deal could be put to the house of commons. we could expect that sometime later this month or in early may. at that point they will next be hearings in the if it doesn't come through then it british courts and no doubt on could be these binding indicative votes that theresa may talked about appeal, so it could take a couple of where mps will again talk about what yea rs kind of alternative brexit solutions appeal, so it could take a couple of years where his case will be that they like, be it a second referendum, a customs union or no america is behaving exorbitantly, deal. the customs union is likely to be the one that gets most votes. but at some point theresa may is going claiming to be able to extradite a to have to decide if we are having publisher who has no loyalty to european parliament elections. one thing it was clear last night is if america who has published we don't have those elections will information of public importance. i be having a no—deal brexit on the mean, if they get away with 1st ofjune. katie, do you still see extraditing julian assange, they the potential for labour and the conservatives to be quite fractured could extradite the editors and overall of this will the be an journalists from the guardian and attempt to people around? there have put them inside in america for a been so many attempts to rally very long time. america has the people around for the good of the country, the good of the party, first amendment, which generally depending how you put it, and it hasn't really worked. if we do go into these eu elections both of the main parties will suffer but protects sites that carryjulian particularly the conservatives. if
you get very bad results in their assange's work. but the trump selections and the local elections that could be a real pressure point administration will argue before the majority of trumpet appointed for theresa may. thank you both and we will of course bring that supreme courtjudges that the first statement from theresa may when it amendment doesn't apply to british happens to you live. if you have got or australian journalists, even more questions on brexit to please send those to us and at 2:30pm this those working for american newspapers. and this is a massive afternoon we will be putting them to threat to freedom of speech in our experts. you can get in touch on america and merry american lawyers and statesmen are aware —— many twitter. you can text or of course you can use ask this at bbc docker uk back american lawyers. the question now to the studio. moves to free speech. julian assange published an enormous amounts of information, not a week goes by when wikileaks material thousands of people information, not a week goes by when wikilea ks material isn't are celebrating on the streets information, not a week goes by when wikileaks material isn't mentioned of the sudanese capital, in serious discussions of american khartoum, amid speculation that president omar al bashir has been forced to resign policy. for that is he to be locked after months of protests. however, there has been no official confirmation of his departure. up policy. for that is he to be locked upfor40 policy. for that is he to be locked several hours ago state media said an important announcement up for 40 years. in britain, this by the military was imminent — since then state radio has been will be the question for our courts, playing martial music.
do we have any real support for let's talk to our senior freedom of speech? we will quote no africa correspondent anne soy, she is following events from nairobi. exactly what is going on at the doubt the european convention moment? nobody knows what is going article ten regarding freedom of on. as you said, the announcement speech and that will be an issue in hasn't gone. it has been more than six hours since the military promise the extradition proceedings. 0k, that they were going to make an thank you so much for your time. important announcement and people are becoming more anxious to know what is going on behind—the—scenes you are watching bbc news. we are going to cross to westminster now and the consultations going on. we and get the latest on brexit had previously that turn to may have developments. yes, continuing to get reaction to that news that emerge stepped down and consultations were from brussels over night that the eu going on to form a transitional government. the sudanese had granted the uk brexit extension professional association that is the body that organised the protests until potentially october the 31st. came out earlier to day to say that let's get the reaction out of the they have not been part of what is s&p's kirsty blackman who is the going on and insisted that they must pa rty‘s s&p's kirsty blackman who is the party's deputy leader here at have a transitional, single westminster. there is some time now government, notjust have a transitional, single government, not just any have a transitional, single government, notjust any other government, notjust any other for something to happen but what government because there are fears mechanism is there or does one with the military‘s involvement, this has been part of omar al exist, do you think, to guarantee
that some decision will be made and bashir‘s government, it is going to bea that some decision will be made and that come the 31st of october or bashir‘s government, it is going to be a cosmetic change, just changing the figurehead but the same potentially sooner, the uk once individuals who have been very close againfind potentially sooner, the uk once to the president continue to rule. again find itself in the position as some people would have it of i'm just going to jump to the president continue to rule. i'm just going tojump in quickly, standing ona we're going to show you the latest some people would have it of standing on a cliff edge? as donald tusk says we have to use this time wisely and get to a decision that is pictures from khartoum. this is sedan's defence minister making a made. the only sensible option is to have a referendum on it, foot statement on state tv. we are hoping theresa may in the house of commons to get a translation as soon as to put it back to the people, have a possible. —— sedan. no transition referendum with remain on the ballot paperso referendum with remain on the ballot paper so people have the option to say that they want to remain in the eu. ithink yet but we are working on this. what say that they want to remain in the eu. i think that is the only sensible option, it gives a very decisive outcome and you end up with a decision be made and i would hope is the atmosphere like on the that people would vote to remain in streets we had ofjubilation earlier the eu. we have had theresa may on what is happening now? that has been celebration, people have been refused to countenance remaining in going to the streets to join those who have been there for six days but the eu, there are cross—party talks going on to see whether that can be around nine, ten o'clock local time a route by which a deal can be reached that a majority of mps can we heard gunshots. apparently there was a shoot out between the military back. is the prime minister putting and people who are suspected of being part of the national security
that forward to the labour party? is force. there have been divisions, she willing to compromise on the clearly, during the six—day sit in. option of a second referendum and he didn't get a clear answer on that. i and, we have got a translation. think that is something that is let's listen to what the defence being discussed between the labour minister has been saying. party and the conservative party. neither of them have been strong enoughin neither of them have been strong enough in saying that we should have a second referendum. i am pleased translation: honour people you have been listening to what has been that the prime minister is now finally reaching out and trying to happening and is still happening have some kind of cross—party decision but if we end up in a around the forces and the appearance situation where we are getting rid of freedom of movement, they are going to pay dearly at the ballot of division in the institution of box in scotland because that is incredibly important for us. how concerned is the s&p that theresa the supreme security committee had may might be replaced by someone warned the presidency and the else? with theresa may you pretty committee has warned about the much know what you have got but if seriousness of the situation and somebody new comes into the equation as leader of the conservative party that could change things, could it? continues to put alternatives but it or is he that is a concern. you was met with abstinence for using could end up with somebody who is even more objectionable than theresa may but we have to remember that she just security measures to solve the is probably the most anti—immigration prime minister that problem. and despite the conviction we have seen in recent times. the of everybody, that wasn't the case decisions that she is making are
about stopping freedom of movement, thatis that if we went the security route about stopping freedom of movement, that is why she doesn't want to be in the single market. if we had to that if we went the security route that damage would have been but he was more flexible on that, that would certainly be better for scotland. i think there are pros and considerable the magnitude of the cons to whoever you have but the reality is that if this ship is sinking it doesn't matter who the losses. captain is. the infighting is still going to be there and it doesn't matter who is in the leadership the commissioner shown the role. it would be good if she does resign because she is busy making a mess of it but i'm not sure we would responsibility to carry out a necessarily get somebody who is better. thank you very much free time today. after that decision was transitional period for two years to announced in brussels, the prime minister said it was now up to mps represent the people with limited to pass her brexit deal as soon as representation to manage and to possible. i have just to pass her brexit deal as soon as possible. i havejust met to pass her brexit deal as soon as possible. i have just met with spare the bloodshed of the donald tusk the president of the european council where i agreed an honourable sudanese people. extension to the brexit process to therefore i would like to announce the end of october at the latest. i i. therefore i would like to announce continue to believe we need to leave i, the defence minister and the chair of the defence counsel, that the eu with a deal as soon as possible. and vitally, the eu have agreed that the extension can be the regime, the head of the regime has been removed and he has been terminated when the withdrawal agreement has been ratified, which held ina has been removed and he has been
was my key request of my fellow held in a secure place. i ask the leaders. that means that if we are able to pass a deal in the first defence minister and head of the three weeks of may, we will not have to take part in european elections chairman of the supreme committee, i and will officially leave the eu on announced that the former head of the regime has been removed. and is saturday the 1st ofjune. during the course of the extension, the ina the regime has been removed. and is in a safe place. is the formation of european council is clear that the uk will continue to hold full membership rights, as well as its military transitional council that manage matters within a period of obligations. the uk should have left the eu by now and i sincerely regret two years and the constitution to the eu by now and i sincerely regret the fact that i have not yet been able to persuade parliament to approve a deal that would allow the uk to leave in a smooth and orderly announce a state of emergency for three years and a curfew for one way. but the choices we now face are stark and the timetable is clear. so we must now press on at pace with month from ten o'clock to four our efforts to reach a consensus on a deal that is in the national o'clock local time to close all the exits and checkpoints in 23 until interest. the prime ministers speaking there in brussels in the further notice. so that is 23's early hours of this morning. those talks between the 27 other european leaders were fractious, with france pushing for a shorter extension and defence minister on state tv there afterwards the european council
president donald tusk delivered this announcing and confirming that 22, warning to the uk. let me finish the head of the former regime has been removed and also been arrested. with a message to our british we understand was under house arrest friends. this extension is as earlier today we are also hearing flexible as i expected and a little that there has been a state of emergency enforced. we have been bit shorter than i expected but it waiting for this announcement since is still enough. to find the best around 5am this morning. there were reports of an attempted coup, possible solution. please do not soldiers were reported attending the waste this time. well, let's use state television buildings. and we that as a starting point for our we re state television buildings. and we were told to wait, wait and discussion now with sam lowe, senior announcement. this has been 30 years research fellow doctor thank you since omaral announcement. this has been 30 years since omar al bashir took power of sudan. but we understand he has now both forjoining us. donald tusk been removed and arrested. more on this as and when it comes to us saint of the uk use this time at bbc news. the battle to preserve wisely. what mechanisms are there, historic churches is a constant and expensive one, so in an attempt do you think, sam, for the uk to to raise money for repairs, some are opening their doors come up with something in the next to campers, or "champers", six months? from what we have seen as they're known. john maguire has been
so six months? from what we have seen so far it is going to be tricky, decision seem hard to come by but i to find out more. suppose the initial process is the discussions between the government and labour will continue to try and st edmund's has stood on this site find a mutually acceptable outcome. my find a mutually acceptable outcome. my feeling is that those will fail in rochdale for almost 150 years. and that they were always intended but time and weather is no to fail to degree on both sides. respecter of age or beauty. they want to be seen to cooperate the emergency repair but not concede. it will then be a bill here is £165,000. series of government—sponsored indicative votes to find out what it looks pretty good parliament will actually vote for from first impressions, but, when you start looking and what that would mean for the closely, the church arrangement with the eu. are you one is actually in quite a surprise though that theresa may is dire state, particularly continuing to say at the end of those talks in the early hours of when we have a rain storm. it's a case of running around this morning mps have now got to vote for my deal? yes, completely with buckets deciding which area gets the bucket first, unsurprising. if you look at what because there is rain pouring in. i am going to bagsie this. the eu say about the extension of article 50 to make it explicit that it is about either finding a solution that involves the so, here's a fundraising idea. withdrawal agreement, there will be no more negotiation on the withdrawal agreement or revoking, turn hallowed ground into a camping ground. asbo suppose eventually no deal is you have heard of glamping, well, still a possibility, but we are not they are calling this champing. talking about —— i suppose. or call arriving this evening, as the sun
was setting, it was really beautiful to see the sun coming in glass windows. the whole thing off entirely. josh and what i'm most excited about is the waking up in the morning to the natural hardy, the cbi saying this morning light and the fact that an we have moved one of hardy, the cbi saying this morning thatan imminent hardy, the cbi saying this morning that an imminent crisis has been the averted and the key word there is beds so that when my daughter wakes up, crisis because you do believe that that is the first thing she will see when she wakes up. we are in a crisis, don't you? so that is going to be a unique experience. absolutely. i think business will be how many blankets do i need? these happy campers having a huge sigh of relief this are spending the night in the heights church morning that we will not be falling on saddleworth moor. ona it is different because it morning that we will not be falling on a long and lonely drop off a is inside somewhere, cliff edge tomorrow afternoon. three instead of being outside in the open. things need to happen, one is that and it is not cold. well, it is quite cold, mps need to be up to breathe. they because i am in a blanket. have been almost locked up in a the churches can still be used for weddings, funerals or slightly hysterical house for christenings, but there several weeks. go home, slightly hysterical house for severalweeks. go home, remember what you stand for so that when you come back you're ready to move and are not regular services. move quickly and find those the doors here closed in 1970. compromises because there is still a but for those who believe these huge economic cost. a six—month are of solemnity, is this an appropriate use? extension doesn't stop businesses stockpiling. if i'm a retailer might they are sites that have been stockpiling t—shirts and humans have set aside for hundreds of years for something shorts for spring. now i need to special, for a purpose. i think as long as you stockpile clothes for autumn. are respectful of that billions of pounds are wasted won't and understand that, you have stop until we are to get a deal.
to find uses for the building. if worship isn't give us a sense of what businesses drawing in people to are thinking right now because we use and love the building and they are certainly not providing the have heard from businesses for economy, the money that is needed to months now about how this keep them in place, we have to find uncertainty is affecting them, that other ways that balance the two things. is the key word, uncertainty. some a family of four can spend of been trying to prepare, some have been saying they have me given the night from around £100. enough information to prepare. some the trust has 18 have frankly been crossing their champing properties, so fingers and hoping to see what happens. there is a mixture out the chances are there will always be room at the inn. there of a lot of businesses have john maguire, bbc news, oldham. done all they can to prepare but the reality is there is nothing you can do to prepare for long queues and delays of data flows. all of the hello, it was a cold start to the day to day with some of his waking issues that come with no deal. no up day to day with some of his waking up to day to day with some of his waking uptoa matter how much you prepare the day to day with some of his waking up to a touch of frost. this photo sentin up to a touch of frost. this photo sent in early by one of our weather restore some shock. for smaller watchers in oxfordshire. blue skies businesses they simply don't have yes but on the grass you can see a the capacity to prepare so it is touch of frost to start the day simplya the capacity to prepare so it is simply a case of hoping that the here. as we move to the next few worst doesn't happen. now that has days it is a fairly settled picture, been temporarily removed it has not we have this area of high pressure been temporarily removed it has not been removed for good.|j sitting across scandinavia and we been temporarily removed it has not been removed for good. i will come back to you in moments but sam back are continuing to hold onto that to you. with what degree of cool north—easterly feed. if we take trepidation do you think that the major parties will be greeting the a look at the air mass you can see
we are still firmly in that blue prospect of european parliament colour, so it is going to be chilly elections? and will the smaller of the next few days with a fair parties including the newer ones the amount of dry weather. his how it brexit party and change uk, opposite up brexit party and change uk, opposite up to end the political spectrum, will be thinking this is a big looks overnight, more cloud for opportunity for them? absolutely. eastern and northern parts of scotland, they could be thick enough the larger parties don't really want for the odd shower. clear spells for the european parliament elections or northern ireland and a bit more at least the leaderships don't if we cloud than we saw last night across are going to be talking about central and southern parts of labour. but this is an opportunity for the smaller parties to get on england and wales but still some clear spells and it is looking like television, get your message across a chilly night across the board. and potentially win people around to your cause. so, yes, ithink it that blue colour, the chance of a and potentially win people around to your cause. so, yes, i think it is touch of frost to start tomorrow. something that could be seen as an tomorrow, cloudy skies than we have opportunity for some. government and seen tomorrow, cloudy skies than we have seen today. there will be some the labour leadership don't want it. sunshine around, sunny spell still and the risk of one or two showers josh, briefly on the cross—party for eastern parts of scotland and in talks are happening, we have heard labour say again today that they wa nt labour say again today that they the south—east of england. the want the government to move on its temperature still cooler on that red lines including the prospect of north sea coast, a height of between a customs union, which of course many conservative mps simply don't seven and 12 celsius. that takes it wa nt to many conservative mps simply don't want to be part of. where would that into the weekend and this is going leave the uk if there was some sort to remain chilly, further dry of customs arrangement that came out weather to come and also sunshine at of customs arrangement that came out of these talks where would that times. i think the best of that leave the uk in terms of its ability
to trade both within the eu and make sunshine will be on saturday. here we have another chilly start to the deals beyond the eu? two thirds of day, you could wake up to patch of our members are very, deals beyond the eu? two thirds of our members are very, very deals beyond the eu? two thirds of our members are very, very clear. a well negotiated customs union would frost. areas of cloud but good be something that is very helpful. spells of sunshine. the risk of one so much of our trade is with the eu, or two showers feeding into the south—east, they could be heavy with putting friction in with that trade is deeply damaging. for the rest of hail mixed in. temperature is below the world, yeah, absolutely our average for the time of year, members want to trade fantastically with the rest of the world. that may between seven and nine celsius. breezy easier the further west you not require free trade agreements. there are so much more we can do are. saturday night into sunday, high pressure remains in charge, we through free trade facilitation. are still in that cool air mass so trade deals are not the be all and end also we don't need to sacrifice we're looking at another chilly day our trade with the eu in order to for sunday. sunday, a bit more on trade with the rest are well. 0k, the way of cloud but sunny spells to thank you both for your time today. be had. cloudy skies the further west you are and four western parts with that i will hand you back to of ireland could see the odd spot of the studio. much more from here soon but back now to the studio. rain or drizzle. temperatures a little disappointing for the time of 00:51:49,098 --> 2147483052:02:39,884 year, between eight and 11 degrees. 2147483052:02:39,884 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 goodbye. ina in a moment we will have all the business news but a reminder of the headlines. british police arrest arrest the wikileaks leaderjulian
assange after the ecuadorian embassy removed his asylum status. and also the british man who spent nine months on the run has been sentenced to six months in prison for admitting to absconding bail. and eu leaders grant the government another brexit extension until the end of october. as you have been hearing, brexit extension for the uk but what do businesses make of the delay? sir philip green has appointed two new restructuring specialists as he prepares for a major overhaul. more and that in a minute. a warning to train forms from the —— train firms from the pensions regulator. they face a pensions black hole. yes, sir philip green has appointed
two restructuring specialists to the boards of his retail empire as he prepares a major overhaul. the chairman of finance group kettles becomes chairman of topshop and the pa rent becomes chairman of topshop and the parent company. arcadia's restructuring is expected to be announced in early may. maureen, explain to me why you believe this is happening now at arcadia, what is going on? i think it is something that has been happening in the background for a long time because it is up against a lot of competition. it has got brands that have lost their relevance on the high street like dorothy perkins and burton. they are more like also—rans to the likes of brands like prine mark and a and h&m. he has been closing stores and then transferring them say into the likes of debenhams where you can have concessions. but then of course debenhams has got
problems as well so it needs a good look at the overall business and a restructure to what it is going to do in the future. and what should that restructuring looked like to think for it to be a success? what needs to change? visually it needs to slim it down and i'm sure that is what they are looking as to what stores they can get rid of. there has been talk about a company volu nta ry has been talk about a company voluntary administration, which is a way of doing it. but of course it does need to invest in the stores and in the brands to bring them up to the of level that customers expect now. you see that turn is opening a new store in birmingham today and has spent 70 million on it. it needs to spend a lot on brands to bring them up to dot adopt wh smith, this company has suffered a brutal drop in its profits for the half year. what is behind that? yes,
it bought the chain in the usa which sells technology in travel locations, but that has contributed 2 million to its profits in that short space of time because it's only been the last six months. so it is expanding and doing really well on the travel side. it is always derided ratherfor the on the travel side. it is always derided rather for the state of its high street but it does manage the business extremely well and is keeping costs down, is flexible with the stock with the margins, and it's making a much bigger profit margin than a lot of other high street retailers. 0k, good to talk to you. thank you. a few of the business stories for you before we go. the world's biggest timbuktu has opened its doors to customers in birmingham. over five floors its doors to customers in birmingham. overfive floors it occupies the entire site of a former shopping centre and comes complete with a disney themed cinema, a
barbershop dot the top 5000 people are expected to visit the store on high streets in birmingham on its opening day. smaller energy supplier is hoping to break into the market will have to pass tougher tests after a string of company collapses. the regulator said it was raising the bar to entry to minimise the impact of supply failure on customers. firms will have to provide that they have sufficient funding and can provide proper customer service. if you remember over the past six months 11 small energy firms have failed, they in clued brilliant power. mps have said bailiffs should be regulated to stop them breaking rules and even the law to collect debts. charities have reported a dramatic rise in cases of bailiffs using intimidating behaviour threatening to break into homes and in some cases even doing so. homes and in some cases even doing so. the parliamentaryjustice committee says the regulator is needed to ensure that people in debt are treated fairly. a very brief look at the markets before we go and
we have seen the london market really treading water today. we have seen really treading water today. we have seen losses in some areas, mining in particular, on fears of a global economic slowdown. we have seen house—builders and airlines and we saw a further delay in brexit. the eu also keeping its head above water. more markets this afternoon but now back to you. now, a look at the weather for today, here but now back to you. now, a look at the weatherfor today, here is but now back to you. now, a look at the weather for today, here is simon king. good morning, it has been a cold and frosty sat the day, temperatures down to minus five degrees across parts of england and up degrees across parts of england and up into scotland. it is a chilly day again today but there will be some lengthy sunny spells, particularly the further west you are. across western eastern part, east yorkshire and norfolk, cloudy skies and in the north—east of scotland too. the chance of one or two showers
developing here, temperatures along the north sea coast struggling at seven 29 celsius. further west the temperatures to 13 degrees. tonight, still the cloud in the north—east of scotland, showers here elsewhere bits of cloud floating around but not as cold as last night. frost limited to the north—east of england and parts of scotland. throughout friday another dry day, sunny spells, more cloud into the afternoon and highs of ten sources.