50 process, runs out. if article 50 process, runs out. if nothing changes, we will leave, deal or no deal. they had to change something before october 31 to stop a new deal brexit, that is why they will try to introduce this legislation to extend the process untiljanuary 31. legislation to extend the process until january 31. boris legislation to extend the process untiljanuary 31. boris johnson legislation to extend the process untiljanuary 31. borisjohnson has said there is no way i am going beyond october 31. his cancer threat, if you like, is to say i will try to hold a general election, he needs the support of two thirds of mps to do that, to try to create a majority so he can get his way. —— his canter threat, a majority so he can get his way. —— his ca nter threat, if a majority so he can get his way. —— his canter threat, if you like. if not, whether the legislation put in by the rebel alliance passes or not, we are about to go into a five—week period where parliament is suspended, that has already been agreed. we know there are legal challenges to that. in scotland, here in london, in northern ireland.
essentially we have a game of three—dimensional chess going on and i don't think many people know how to play that very well. thank you, chris morris. time for a look at the weather here's chris fawkes. thank you, simon. i will bring you the latest in hurricane dorian. believe it or not, this is 2a others worth of satellite pictures and you can see the grand bahama wall has been peddling —— you can see the eye will has been pummelling grand bahama. florida is 100 miles to the west, winds are only 3a, so we go from a light breeze to something which can rip your house apart in just 30 miles. if the storm works northwards, a small deviation could bring much more severe conditions to the us coastline, which is why we are monitoring this very carefully. in the uk, a pretty cloudy day for
most of us, summer rain across north—western areas. the rain will turn heavier and more persistent across northern ireland and scotland this afternoon, strengthening south—westerly winds. damp weather for north—west england and wales and an odd isolated shower in the south. the best of the sunshine will be across the east midlands, into east anglia and shetland. outbreaks of rain will move from scotland and northern ireland southwards and eastwards a cross northern ireland southwards and eastwards across england and wales, the weather front could be quite squally, some quite gusty winds for a time. eventually it turns drier but there will be showers back into scotla nd but there will be showers back into scotland and northern ireland later in the night. tomorrow, two weather fronts on the charts, both have cooler air following so for all of the uk it will be cooler compared with today. outbreaks of rain across east anglia and south—east england, some showers across western areas, for northern ireland, scotland and
northern england, quite cloudy with heavy rain and increasingly strong, gusty northerly winds. there will be some chilly air, and by the afternoon, temperatures in aberdeen around 13 celsius, but across—the—board it will feel cooler and fresher. for thursday's forecast, a warm front brings rain across scotland and as that clears it will stay cloudy across north—western areas. sunny spells elsewhere but lots of climate. temperatures recovering somewhat, highs of 15 in aberdeen, 17 for belfast. towards london and the south—east, highs of around 19 degrees. so we will see further changes in the weather picture over the next three days. thank you, chris. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me — and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s
good afternoon, it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news. i'm olly foster at the bbc sport centre. england have made one change to the side for tomorrow's 11th ashes test at old trafford. somerset pace bowler craig overton will win on only his fourth test cap as he replaces chris woakes. overton actually made hsi debut against australia in the last ashes overton actually made his debut against australia in the last ashes series and took the wicket of steve smith, who makes his comeback at old trafford after recovering from concussion. overton was called into the squad oncejimmy anderson was ruled out for the rest of the series. he isa he is a competitor. we saw him come into ashes cricket on debut and straightaway he looked very much at home, got himself in a battle and expect him to do just that this week, he has good control and skills and moves the ball off the straight and moves the ball off the straight and expect him to cause some issues
for the aussie batters. scotland have named their rugby world cup squad. centres hquones and rory hutchinson are two surprise omissions. stuart mcinally — who led scotland to victory in the calcutta cup in the six nations championship earlier this year — will captain the side injapan. edinburgh hooker has been chosen as skipper ahead ofjohn barclay and greig laidlaw. coach gregor townsend has left out forwards josh strauss, matt fagerson and magnus bradbury. rugby sevens will be switched to a smaller stadium at the 2022 commonwealth games in birmingham, after villa park was withdrawn as a venue. there'll be an earlier start to the football season that year, due to the world cup in qatar starting in november, so the sevens will now be played at wasps' home ground, the ricoh arena in coventry, great britain'sjohanna konta will be aiming to reach the semi—finals at the us open for the first time later. she beat the third seed karolina pliskova in the last round, her quarterfinal opponent
is the fifth seed elina svitolina. she is an incredible player, she has got a massive game, she has got tremendous power behind her ball and her ability to really play big and similarto ina her ability to really play big and similar to in a way and some other players, there will be times where i would not have much to say in the match and that is something you have to learn to tolerate and just accept. in the men's draw, rafa nadal is still on course to meet roger federer in the final. he's through to the quarterfinals after beating marin cilic in four sets, cheered on by tiger woods, he has 15 major titles, nadal has 18. that is all these part of an hour. much more on these derbies on the
bbc sport website. the lionesses have a friendly against norway at five o'clock. welcome back to westminster, where we'll be spending much of the afternoon talking about brexit. as we've been reporting, the events of the next few hours could lead to the prime minister seeking a snap general election next month. but to get that election, two thirds of the house of commons but to get that election, two thirds of the house of commons would have to agree to it. the lib dems have indicated they won't — so what about labour? their decision will be key. let's hear whatjeremy corbyn has had to say. had a very good meeting, good discussion, excellent biscuits provided by me and people were in good humour because we are working together to try to stop this government crashing out on the 31st october and today the priority is, the application has been made for the application has been made for the order paper to be handed over to
the order paper to be handed over to the commons tomorrow in order to introduce legislation which we fully expect to pass through all its stages in the house of commons tomorrow and it then goes to the lords and becomes law very quickly hopefully. do you believe you have enough mps to support the legislation for order it pass? we do believe we have the mps here ready to support that legislation because many are alarmed at the consequences forjobs, our economy, of crashing out on the 31st october without a deal, which the prime minister seems determined to try to do and riding roughshod over parliament and democracy in the process , parliament and democracy in the process, that's why. parliament is asserting itself on behalf of the people that don't want us to crash out is important. can you guarantee your labour mps will support the legislation? i hope so. and will there be consequences if they don't?
i hope all labour mps, as mps for other parties, will recognise they have been elected here in order to represent their constituents and parliament has voted twice, the second time by a large majority, to say that no deal is not acceptable andi say that no deal is not acceptable and i hope they will all come on board and work with us on this. this isa board and work with us on this. this is a defining moment. can you clear up the general election issue for us? i asked you if labour would support a general election under any circumstances if the prime minister were to declare one, but today you shift into account the no deal legislation and the process around it. can you tell me the labour position? would you support a general election under any circumstances? we wa nt circumstances? we want a general election, as do the other parties. it is for the prime minister to introduce a measure on this are not. he has not done so, the priority is to prevent ano done so, the priority is to prevent a no deal exit from the eu on the
3ist a no deal exit from the eu on the 31st and we will see what comes after that. we have mechanisms in place to keep in touch with other parties to process this. if you succeed and get this legislation through the commons and borisjohnson does legislation through the commons and boris johnson does decide legislation through the commons and borisjohnson does decide to call a general election, labour will support it? if the legislation goes too there is an extension of article 50 for membership of the european union for three months after the end of october. let's see what happens after the legislation has gone through and if election is called, i am ready to fight it, the party is ready to fight it, take the message out there. the neighbour message of ending austerity and investing in all parts of the country where there isa all parts of the country where there is a lack of good qualityjobs and services. are you confident that if boris johnson says an election, that if you are though to fire it, that you could make sure the timetable is
stuck to? we are looking at advice of the present time, but the important thing is to stop a no deal exit and have the people of this country decide their own future. finally, if you don't succeed with the legislation you have planned for this week, what is the next plan? the leader of the opposition has the power to call a motion of no confidence at a time of the leader of the opposition's choosing. will that be this week? will that be this week? will that be this week? i will that be this week? i will choose a time. but is a momentous day, it has started with a so—called rebel alliance, have you got the numbers? the people we met with where the cross— party the people we met with where the cross—party opposition parties, we also know we have a significant number of tory rebels alongside, led if you like by philip hammond. we
have also out in the legislation. how many do you need? i believe we have the numbers. do not ask me to see into the future. ourjob today and for the rest of this week is to make sure that the legislation that today is starting to stop no—deal brexit, to stop us leaving with the prospect of no deal, but that comes into effect, thatis deal, but that comes into effect, that is our duty and our main activity this week. hearing from your leader, that he has the power to call a general election and watch this space, basically, but he is in a difficult position because the prime minister could say i will have a general election and then he could delay the date. let's see where we get to. today the priority is to block a disastrous no—deal brexit. leaving the european union october 31 with no deal when he medicine shortages, food shortages, travel chaos at borders, damage prosperity of the country. that is the priority for the next
day. then we will see what boris johnson does next. we want a general election, we have got people waiting longer for cancer treatment, a&es are in crisis. i want a general election so i can get on with fixing the nhs which has been ran into the ground. your leader once the general election before the 31st. let's see what boris johnson comes out with that we do not want the prime minister to use a general election as a manoeuvre to fasten upon the country a new deal brexit because i know if we have got people not able to get a flu jab this year because of no deal, it is responsible for these games to be played. we have a prime minister who is running scared. if he was so confident of a general election, he would have announced it yesterday. ourjob is to make sure we do not leave with no deal on october 31 and then not dance to the tune of the prime minister trying in any way to get a general election that serves
him and his priority which is to remain in power. whether that means leaving with no deal are a fantasy brexit that he will magic up, as opposition parties we will not be tricked, we know he is not true to his word and he will say what it can to remain in power. you talk about the downside of leaving without a deal and what you are asking for is a three mark months. it is the uncertainty that people are really getting fed up with. i know people are getting fed up with brexit and so am i, but if you can't get a flu jab this winter because of no deal, if you are a diabetic and your access to insulin is delayed because of no deal, these are potentially fatal consequences for the british people, so it is really irresponsible if boris johnson and others in the cabinet to force no deal on the country, they are playing with people'sjobs and
lives. that is why you need to give us extra time to get a deal, that is what we need and that is why we are saying we have to pass the legislation. if there were in general election before october 31st, how confident are you you would win? lam are you you would win? i am confident that a boris johnson thinks a general election will all be about brexit. i think a general election will be about the future of the nhs and adult social care services that have been cut to the bone. brexit will be one of the issues and about the fact that schools in constituencies like mine are being cut under the issues will come to the far at the general election and we will be putting forward a positive labour manifesto to deal with the issues. the electioneering has already started. where do you think brexit will play in people's decision if they have to go to the ballot box? we have a prime minister who is prepared to sell to people the idea of no—deal brexit will bring an end to uncertainty, but people see
through it. no—deal brexit means the uncertainty goes on for months, yea rs, uncertainty goes on for months, years, decades into the future. our duty in the here and now is to stop that no—deal brexit which we know will be damaging. there may be a general election in the future but it must not be along these lines. i hope to be an mp in a parliament that stops boris johnson's megalomaniac ambitions. you are both back at work, i should let you go. thank you forjoining us. so, we can just have a look at the timetable of events this afternoon here at westminster. there are a number of items on the agenda before before tory rebels and opposition mps make their application for an emergency debate. at 2.30 the foreign secretary dominic raab takes questions. that is just the warm up act for later. an hour later, the prime minister borisjohnson stands up to make a statement about the g7 summit. any time from 4.30 onwards, there'll be
an update on the uk's preparations for brexit and no deal. then at 5.30, the education secretary gavin williamson makes a statement on education funding. that's all happening before 6.30, when that request for an emergency debate will be made. if that's granted, which we expect it will be, the debate would start from around seven o'clock onwards. then from ten o'clock tonight — that key vote on whether those opposed to no deal will be allowed to bring the bill forward which would stop it happening on october 31 and instruct the prime minister to ask the eu for a further delay. as you can hear, it is noisy, the atmosphere here, as we could predict, would always be louder than it has been in the past given the fa ct it has been in the past given the fact that today mps return to the house of commons. 2:30pm business returns. i was going to see it returns. i was going to see it returns to normal, but there is nothing normal with what is
happening today. joining me now to discuss today's events so far are sebastian payne from the financial times and cindy yu from the spectator. thank you for coming. first of all, sebastien, talk me through this afternoon, what you think will happen? first parliament starts up again, it has not sat for a couple of months, beginning at 2:30pm, borisjohnson will appear the type about the g7 summit, which feels like a lifetime ago, then far it back far enough as questions, then the first brexit questions, then the first brexit question time where michael gove will talk about no deal preparations and what is being done for us getting ready to leave the eu and october 31st. then there is the emergency debate put forward by philip hammond, david garg, all of the ex tory ministers which will allow mps to take control of the ballot paper, there will be a debate
beginning at about five o'clock, a vote at around 9pm, and if that passes, then we know mrjensen will introduce a motion to dissolve parliament and go for a general election. i'll go from about three o'clock until ten o'clock. the focus will be on the tory rebels. it is about the numbers. about 20 to 30 tory rebels are considering rebelling today. we do not know the exact number until the vote and boris johnson not know the exact number until the vote and borisjohnson does think by threatening to withdraw the whip from any that rebelled that he would minimise thatand from any that rebelled that he would minimise that and maybe he has but the meeting he had set today with the meeting he had set today with the tory rebels has not gone down well. he will have heard of philip hammond excoriating. .. how he will have heard of philip hammond excoriating... how damaging was that and with that put some of the rebels may be changing their mind? it was a rallying cry to the troops, as it were. you have people that since then have declared they will not go with along with it. he has
not go with along with it. he has not analysed the rebellion as much as he should have and the vote could go through tonight. the issue for many is that the possibility of a deal and the rumours and the fairly well sourced rumours and the fairly well sourced rumours that the negotiations in brussels are going nowhere? these negotiations about replacing the backstop, that is the insurance policy to make sure there is never a ha rd policy to make sure there is never a hard but on the island of ireland. the issue is that mrjohnson has not put forward concrete alternative plans to the backstop and that will need to happen, that is what angela merkel and amiens back emanuel macron told him. his plan was questioned as to where it was, because they think that there is in fa ct because they think that there is in fact no plan and we are heading for a no—deal brexit and if that is the case they want to move to stop that
and briefly to that .0 philip hammond's intervention, i think numberio were hammond's intervention, i think number 10 were delighted by philip hammond's interview because i heard people talking laughter emanating from the press room in downing street because they think they won this battle, the people versus power, because they see people that there are people chanting one tim brexit delivered, and there are mps wanting to thwart it. as soon as mps move tonight to try and stop it, i think the talk of election will ramp up think the talk of election will ramp up significantly. thank you both very much. you are watching bbc news. ijust want to pick up on that, sebastien, because you are assuming that borisjohnson is hell—bent on election, whatever he said last night, that was a lie. i think so because he has a majority of one, he knows he he will struggle to get any brexit deal through and by deselecting those 15 tyre is, if
you have an election, the 15 that will replace them will be brexiteers. so even if they don't get a bigger majority, the parliamentary party they have will be much more favourable to getting a deal. and i think they have reconciled themselves with the fact is they need an election. then there is the brexit party who might appeal master those and quite sure borisjohnson knows where he is headed. that is why under the original plans they would have liked an election not long after brexit but definitely after brexit so then they can get rid of the brexit party saying they managed a no deal on october 31st. given that the rebels look like they will win tonight, it is the best that downing street can do in our that downing street can do in our that not ask for an extension. there is belief he could lose tonight and then call a general election anyway and then once parliament is dissolved, he will use his power to say, i have changed my
mind, we will have the election after october 31st. if parliament is dissolved, because to do that mrjohnson will need two thirds of mps to back that, we have had mixed messages from the labour party whether they will back that motion or not because it once an election but they don't want a new deal brexit. they will look for some reassurances from mrjohnson. he could call a no—confidence motion. he could and get a simple majority if there were not an alternative government in the cooling off period, but i think mps will try and put an election date into law and there is taco 14th october to make sure that when boris johnson there is taco 14th october to make sure that when borisjohnson hops on that flight to balmoral to the queen, he doesn't just that flight to balmoral to the queen, he doesn'tjust pop out a dative in early november because that would be the worst nightmare for the labour, lib that would be the worst nightmare forthe labour, lib dems, those that would be the worst nightmare for the labour, lib dems, those that don't want to know deal brexit. thank you both very much. the good news here is there is a tuba that has arrived. let's go to the
business news. as the markets brace for further political turmoil, the pound has dropped below $1.20. that was the lowest level since 2016 when there was a technical hitch, a flash crash. take that away and the value of the pound is at its weakest for 3h years. ahead of the referendum, the pound was trading at $1 50. referendum, the pound was trading at $150. the pound has dipped against the euro, below 1 $150. the pound has dipped against the euro, below1 euro ten. how significant is all of this? jane foley is a senior currency strategist for rabobank. always good to talk to you. this has become business as usual when we look at westminster. this is how the markets react but why is it that the dollar is doing better against the pound? the dollar is one of the best
performing g ten occurrences, not many have outperformed it. one of the reasons is there is a lot of global uncertainty, global growth is slowing down and the us dollar is a dominant currency in the payment system globally so when there is uncertainty, people internationally need to have dollars to cover their dollar—denominated debts. the dollar hits like a safe haven so it is performing well. even so, sterling is still at pretty weak levels against other currencies. you think anyone on holiday will know that in europe. it is still very vulnerable because of the political uncertainty. and it is the level of the country and the volatility. volatility can be very good if you area volatility can be very good if you are a speculator, but if you were a carpet and you need to buy in goods or sell your goods, then volatility is not what you need so it is not very good for businesses. from that point of view again, the political
uncertainty is what creates volatility and this is having a detrimental impact for businesses but also for investment. thank you. checking in with the markets now, seeing what they are doing. the pound just above $120, below1 euro ten. as jane was saying, if you are travelling, you are going to feel it. that's all the business news, now the weather with chris fawkes. it isa it is a cloudy day for many, rain around, murky conditions across parts of the west of the uk. the rainbow get heavierfor parts of the west of the uk. the rainbow get heavier for northern ireland, scotland and the north west of england and wales to the best of the day to day. a brisk wind developing but wild south—east england, it will stay dry but pretty cloudy, bright spells, temperature is about 23 degrees. overnight tonight, rain across scotland and
northern ireland, that pushes south and eastwards to affect england. sky is clear behind that bit further showers will blow into scotland and northern ireland later on in the night as cooler air feeds on. wednesday, rain clears away, send chain follows but some showers in western areas, scotland and northern ireland, the far north of england having cloudy weather, heavy outbreaks of rain. as the wind changes to a northerly direction, the temperatures drop down to 13 degrees in aberdeen.
hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy at westminster. today at 2: showdown in parliament. conservative rebels say they can defeat the government to win a vote to stop a no—deal brexit. i think we will have the numbers. many colleagues have been incensed by some of the actions over the last week or so. downing street says — if they lose — they will push for an election on october the 111th. labour say they are ready for an election but want a no deal brexit blocked first. we can also, at the appropriate moment when we can secure it, have a general election. we'll have all the latest from this developing story at westminster.