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00:00:00,001 --> 477218455:54:49,938 hello, 477218455:54:49,938 --> 954436911:49:39,874 you're 954436911:49:39,874 --> 1431655367:44:29,811 watching 1431655367:44:29,811 --> 1908873823:39:19,747 afternoon 1908873823:39:19,747 --> 2386092279:34:09,684 live 2386092279:34:09,684 --> 2863310735:28:59,621 — 2863310735:28:59,621 --> 3340529191:23:49,559 i'm 3340529191:23:49,559 --> 3817747647:18:39,496 simon 3817747647:18:39,496 --> 4294966103:13:29,434 mccoy. take care. 01:58:15,054 --> 477218457:39:56,651 hello, 477218457:39:56,651 --> 954436913:21:38,248 you're 954436913:21:38,248 --> 1431655369:03:19,846 watching 1431655369:03:19,846 --> 1908873824:45:01,443 afternoon 1908873824:45:01,443 --> 2386092280:26:43,041 live 2386092280:26:43,041 --> 2863310736:08:24,639 — 2863310736:08:24,639 --> 3340529191:50:06,236 i'm 3340529191:50:06,236 --> 3817747647:31:47,834 simon 3817747647:31:47,834 --> 4294966103:13:29,432 mccoy. today at 2:00. today at a:00. affected areas. belt, from edinburgh to glasgow, means a risk to life is heavy snow threatens to leave some villages cut off. taking to the likely. critical incident to help vulnerable people in the freezing conditions. roads. people in the freezing conditions. border as a review publishes a draft of its brexit withdrawal agreement. of its brexit withdrawal agreement. friday agreement in as the eu publishes a legal draft of its brexit withdrawal agreement. friday agreement in all its dimensions. all its dimensions. dimensions. this is a joint commitment by the uk and the eu. dimensions. commitment by the uk and could ever agree to it, and i will be making that absolutely clear. into administration.
coming up on afternoon live, all the sport. good news the ben stokes. the eu. ben stokes is trying to put the controversy customs and regulatory border down the irish sea. the irish sea. no uk prime minister could ever agree to it. behind him. to level the one—day into administration. series. thank you. coming up on afternoon live, all the sport. some rather good news from ben stokes. now the weather forecast. it's all about the snowed today. some of us have it, some of us haven't. that's right. haven't. but the heaviest snow is across much of scotland and eastern england. very much keeping him away from the limelight. limelight. level the one—day series in new zealand. of scotland and eastern england. warnings, be alert for severe disruption, have been issued. thanks louise. also coming up — the new firm. part in the first annual royal foundation forum. hello everyone, and... showers and blizzard like conditions. this is afternoon
live. i'm simon mccoy. disruption to roads, railways and thanks louise. councillors approve a budget with a £a0 million reduction in spending. hello everyone — this is afternoon live. air travel. i'm simon mccoy. disruption to roads, railways and air to keep themselves safe. been drafted in to help emergency services. travel. safe as risk to life is likely. and parts of england. been drafted in to help emergency services. or severely reducing their services. in eastern scotland and north east england. of course, snow is has been declared and the army are supporting emergency services.
falling in many other areas of the uk and parts of england. as well. outs so far. on some of the worst affected areas. winds, bad visibility and treacherous driving with many operators cancelling or severely reducing their services. in eastern scotland and north east england. conditions. as many people took heed of of course snow is the warning not to travel. falling in many other but for those who tried, conditions areas of the uk were difficult. trains were as well. cancelled. first buses, are stopping operations because of the poor conditions. and on the motorways, some slips and catriona renton reports on some of the worst affected areas. winds, bad visibility and treacherous driving slides. worse is set to come. of southern and central scotland from 3pm today, until 10am tomorrow. conditions. as many people took heed of the that means extreme weather is expected warning not to travel. to be on its way. but for those who for some, driving conditions have tried, conditions were difficult.
already proved hazardous. trains were cancelled. suffered cuts and bruises, but nothing more and on the motorways, some slips and serious. slides. worse is set to as many stayed at home. come. thousands of school pupils. of southern and central scotland from 3pm today, more than 6,000 schools around until 10am tomorrow. that means extreme weather is expected to be on its way. the country were closed today. will close tomorrow. for some, driving conditions and all 11 of the spfl have already proved hazardous. football matches tonight have been cancelled. suffered cuts and bruises, but nothing more serious. avoid travel in these conditions, as the cold snap continues. as many stayed at in the north east of england. home. an amber weather thousands of school pupils. warning is in more than 6,000 schools around the country were place. closed today. and the north pennines. will close tomorrow. off for several days. and all 11 of many roads were the spfl football matches
closed including part tonight have been cancelled. of the ai. avoid travel in these conditions, as the cold snap continues. and cancelled as teams work to clear snow and ice from the runway. in the north east of england. the weather has caused disruption. an amber weather warning is in i'm attempting to head back to inverness. place. stayed overnight and i'm attempting and the north to get back. conditions are not as bad pennines. in the north as they off for several are, here. days. this seems to be the worst many roads were closed, including part of the a1. affected area. straight back home again. and cancelled as teams work to clear snow and ice from the runway. by the time we the weather has caused disruption. get home. i'm attempting to head back it has been a slow morning, without much progress. to inverness. winds driving heavy snow. stayed overnight and i'm attempting to get back. scotland and the north are braced for a difficult night ahead. conditions are not as bad in in a moment we'll talk the north as they are, here. to ben ando who is this seems to be the worst in peterborough. but first let's speak to alison freeman who
affected area. is in newcastle. straight back home how again. are by the time we get home. things it has been a slow morning, without much progress. winds driving heavy snow. there? scotland and the north are braced been experiencing here in the north—east. for a difficult night ahead. our correspondent north—east. robert hall been a huge amount of disruption as snow has fallen onto compacted ice. is in snow has ashford in fallen onto kent. compacted ice. been affected suffering closures at one point or another. the pictures one point or another. say at travel unless you absolutely have too. all. you an hour ago in ashford and it looked nice down now. looked nice down now. white snow, nothing to disturb it. too. cancelled from both durham and newcastle. nothing to disturb it.
indication of what is facing the teams up and down the country. newcastle. any more, they've had to be cancelled. cancelled. teams up and down the country. hundreds of schools have been shot as well. been shot as well. worst affected areas but this this has two sides to the story. is an indication. indication. fields and onto a road which up until an hour ago was clear. sides to the story. up on their sledgers enjoying a bit of fun coming down the hillside. until an hour ago was clear. become an ice rink and this of fun coming down the hillside. road will become extremely dangerous. police are saying please don't travel out to far. just come today. will become extremely dangerous. pretty grim across the north—east this morning. thank you. gritters, they are doing everything they can. they can. as night falls, temperatures dive. temperatures dive. you get a sheet 0ur correspondent, ben ando is by the ai near peterborough. it changes almost by the minute, doesn't it? of ice. that's right. of ice. and sunny and we were starting to think what's all the fuss about. don't have car tyres grinding the salt and melting the snow. salt and melting the snow. think what's all the fuss so we'll have the same problems arising.
have the same problems arising. about. biting winds that are creating a real wind—chill factor. mercifully minor but we've had some serious real wind—chill factor. ones. it is bitterly cold. bitterly cold. serious ones. that's something to bear in mind. no grit, more snow, more ice and the problem perpetuates. bear in mind. unless you have to do is to think about if you break down. problem perpetuates. about if you break down. closed in kent and medway, dozens more in sussex. more in sussex. bus services are disrupted, rail services disrupted. vehicle and you wouldn't want to in this disrupted, rail weather. this weather. northbound, at the moment you can see traffic is flowing. services disrupted. people who just want to get to work and get about their daily lives. and get see traffic is flowing. vehicles to have to slow down and eventually stop and become stranded. about their daily lives. eventually stop and become stranded. which is the kind of thing the police are worried about. that hat makes you look like you've got some rabbit ears! police are worried about. catriona renton is in it happened here and on the m6. glasgow. first time for some years a red warning is in place.
happened here and on the m6. they were called out to drivers stranded there. stranded there. conditions can change so quickly. change so that's right. quickly. i think that is perhaps one thing to bear in mind. perhaps one thing to bear in mind. snowstorm since the categories were changed in 2008. changed in thank 2008. serious event we are you. dealing with in scotland. ministerjohn major is talking brexit. he is talking scotland. in central london. central belt and southern scotland are in this red warning area. are in this red warning area. it lasts until 10am tomorrow morning. london. lasts until 10am tomorrow morning. without proper control of hope most people are home and external borders. hunkering down. hunkering down. blizzards have been borders. really strong so far. economic self harm on far. the british people. snow is building and travel conditions are unpleasant. people. of course the will of the people can't be ignored. conditions are unpleasant. there are no flights going in people can't be ignored. and out of glasgow airport.
consider the well—being of the people. out of glasgow people. prices and poorer public services, but that's what they may get. airport. but that's what they may get. emerging evidence suggests brexit will hurt most those who have least. warning area is do not drive at all if you can avoid it. will hurt most those if you can avoid it. there really are concerns for people's safety. who have least. are concerns for people's neither parliament nor government wish safety. to see that. there are going to be people in villages completely cut off by this. villages completely cut off by this. this is wish to see that. sound argument is absent, was supported by 37% of the electorate. the concern. supported by 37% of the power outages, disruption of things getting broken. getting broken. basically there is a concern about that now. electorate. concern about that european union, or did not vote at all. now. to keep the lights on and to keep people warm. people warm. that some aura rural areas could get cut off. all. who believe it will be a harmful change of direction for our country. cut off. change of direction for falling we don't want to see that happening. happening. there are concerns for people who are bombed rubble. our country. brexit has been the most divisive issue of my political lifetime. people who are bombed rubble.
issue of my political lifetime. the uk but regions within those nations. you do that —— people who are vulnerable. for britain leaving the nations. the old, as the ballot box showed us very clearly on referendum day. eu. very clearly on referendum day. we have to heal those divisions. have to heal those and the rest of the uk. on the british government to pick up the pace in the negotiations. damian grammaticas reports from brussels. divisions. so far with its intolerance, it's bullying and its name—calling. on a frosty morning, an icy blast from brussels. this is the moment the cold facts of brexit begin bullying and its name—calling. must be respect for differing views honestly held. to take shape. on the legal treaty he's now drafted governing the uk's exit honestly from the eu. held. setting up what they believe is right for the country. with no cake on offer. then be agreed by the uk. right for the country. weeks the idea has gained ground that brexit won't be too bad. but it sets out brexit that brexit won't be too bad. are doing better than expected and that all will be well. in stark legal terms.
that all will be well. avoided between north and south in ireland, saying... of course we will get through it. will get through it. life as we know it won't come to an end. it it won't come to an end. is, resourceful and talented a nation for that. mr barnier for that. europe may mean both for says, now and for the future. the the "back stop future. weaker and less prosperous, as a country and as individuals. option". country and as individuals. would take precedence. divorce from europe will diminish our international stature. divorce from europe will diminish our internationalstature. our internationalstature. but it is the eu's base case. indeed, i would argue it already has. in the withdrawal agreement. upheld in all circumstances, as the would argue it already has. of the european union which we are abandoning. abandoning. as a result, we are already becoming a lesser actor. already becoming a lesser actor.
one, leave or aura joint report requires. the outlines of the exit deal drafted may not, can welcome that. welcome that. it is precisely because i am patriotic but i am opposed to it. patriotic but i am opposed to it. today. the eu was using northern ireland to pressure the want my country to be influential, not isolated. not isolated. i want it committed, not cut off. not cut off. leading participant, not a bystander. bystander. and i want us to be richer, not poorer. uk. richer, not market, so we can't really leave the eu. that's what's going on. her cabinet don't want to see a poorer. economists, all forecast we will be poorer outside the european union. poorer outside the border introduced. european union. of course such forecasts could be wrong. wrong. but to dismiss them out of hand is reckless in the extreme. hand is reckless in the extreme. ireland and ireland.
in the december agreement of that joint report. our post—brexit position upon three separate criteria. so, there are still tough separate criteria. negotiations to come. trade deal with europe, or that we but that's where brexit talks failed to do so. are heading. failed to do so. carefully assessed, shows us to be worse off. worse off. and disastrously so with no trade deal at all. no trade deal at all. damian grammaticas, bbc news, brussels. poorest regions will be in ireland, and vice president of the those that hurt the most. hurt the most. turns out to be correct, that european parliament. cannot be brushed aside. agree to the idea of be brushed a common regulatory area. aside. both our country and our people poorer —— i know of no precedent. poorer —— i know of no regulatory area. precedent. once that is apparent, the government must change course. document is putting flesh on the bones of what she agreed. government must change course. meanwhile, we are yet again told that all will be well. bones of what she agreed. paragraph rather than the totality of this protocol.
that all will be of this well. sterling has temporarily boosted our exports. protocol. exports. agreement because it has to be there. economy may even increase our forecast growth this year. forecast growth this year. but this sweet spot is artificial. it won't last. last. prosperity isn't built on devaluing the currency. there. relationship, future partnership with the uk. with the devaluing the currency. uk. i think this has been politicised in the uk to ill effect. economic growth is not a secure economic position. economic position. country, has been at the very top of european growth over many years. european growth over many years. we are now the laggard at the bottom. are now the laggard at the bottom. we have become the slowest of the world's big economies. politicised in the uk to ill effect. world's big economies. before we surrender the familiar advantages of the single market. union in december of last year. advantages of the this option has got to be part of the withdrawal agreement. single market. negotiations so far have not
always been sure—footed. been sure—footed. only because the uk the withdrawal agreement. relationship, whatever it might be called. has given ground. called. ground. concerned is to stay within the customs union and single market. going to be, you may recall, the customs union and single fight of the summer. fight of the summer. instead, it became an immediate british retreat. became an immediate british retreat. there was to be a points—based immigration system. immigration system. there isn't, and there won't be. there won't be. we were to then become the singapore of the north. market. october this year to provide for the exit in march 2019. become the singapore of the north. we've retreated now from a policy of lower taxes exit in march 2019. and deregulation. lower taxes and deregulation. seen how provocative that may transition period was going come across on the mainland. across on the mainland. to be needed. don't think it's provocative to everybody. everybody. mindset to be provoked then they will be anyway. needed. jurisdiction and free movement of people.
people. aspirations once set out are usually followed by ignominious retreat. will be anyway. in good faith, she agreed to this in december. followed by ignominious retreat. that is a lesson for the negotiations but are still to come. negotiations but are still december. a9 of that text, that this protocol reflects that agreement. to come. most difficult that any reflects that government has faced. agreement. barnier said, i'm surprised that anyone is surprised. has faced. 0ur aims in those negotiations must be realistic. anyone is surprised. negotiations must be and upset to hear that people think this is provocation. realistic. this is provocation. what we are engaged in is a difficult process. not personally sure that they yet are. engaged in is a difficult process. future partnership, not to mind transition period as well. transition period as well. are. no time to talk provocation, we have work to do. bespoke entrance to the european market. market. it is simply not a credible negotiating position. work to do. certain look at the document and perhaps be provoked. negotiating position. a willingness to compromise is essential. to compromise
perhaps be provoked. a deal and work for the betterment of all our citizens. of all our is essential. won't do rather than what they could do, then the negotiations will fail. do, then the negotiations will fail. citizens. side of that border want life to continue into the future. the very essence of negotiation involves both give and take. involves both give and take. there are always red lines that neither side wishes to cross. neither side wishes to cross. successful negotiations, those red lines are traded for concessions. continue into the future. of the conservative party would avoid using language which provokes. lines are traded for concessions. inviolable, the likelihood of no deal or a very poor deal increases. avoid using language which deal or a very provokes. reflected in comments in the european parliament today. european parliament today. people in a leadership position should lead. poor deal increases. and that is not in our british interests. interests. a good brexit for britain will protect our trade advantages. will protect our trade a leadership position should lead.
a politician and i don't resort to the past in my work today. this is serious business. advantages. food without barriers and without serious business. extra cost. fragile peace and build community structures. structures. the words of leaders can shatter that. shatter that. extra cost. and businesses with the skills we need, where and when we need them. back and work to deliver for all need, where and when we need of our citizens. them. our citizens. which british brains and british skills can lead the way. market, could have a frictionless border? border? something way you've bought, that could be worth looking into? skills can lead the way. of our membership could be worth looking into? of the european the transition, we won't get to the third phase. union. union. surrender these and third phase. uk there is a sense in which we can jump to the end, but you can't. other advantages. jump to the end, but you can't. we've got to start at the beginning. it is tedious which is why the withdrawal agreement is so vital. advantages. imposed red lines have box to the government into a corner. government into a withdrawal agreement is so vital.
border in northern ireland, there are three options. corner. so tilted to ultra—brexit opinion, even the cabinet cannot agree them. are three options. texts to reflect the ultimate one that we don't want to see in place. even the cabinet cannot agree them. that we don't want to see in place. a majority in both houses of parliament oppose them. we want to develop parliament oppose them. impossible to reach option one. a favourable trade would be translated into a negotiating mandate. agreement. negotiating mandate. with a speech, you have to come with a document. trade agreement. a document. the documents are there, they are clear. clear. common—sense policy to serve the national interest. this is a draft text and it will have to be negotiated. national interest. may not get it, are making their own preparations for the future. will have to be negotiated. preparations for it would be improper for the two sides to say let's leave it. sides to say let's leave it. european union has produced this document. document. we have listened to some of the reactions to it. the future. of the reactions to it. and i would urge the uk to come to the table and begin that work. unless we maintain free access to the european union. the table and begin that work. cool to step up the pace, time is running out. the european union. heartbreaking for many people in sunderland, swindon or south wales. running sunderland, swindon or south wales.
this isn't a project fear revisited. it is project know out. have to reach an agreement in october this year so time is short. october this year so time is short. your history. where jobs were lost and families thank you. suffered. the uk poorer and weaker. suffered. and suggested a second referendum japanese firms in wales was about 17,000 people. today, it might be needed. to remain in the eu. will be a harmful change of direction is 2000. the united kingdom could lose 125,000 jobs with japanese firms. for our country. brexit has been the most divisive issue of my political 125,000 jobs lifetime. with japanese firms. party has understood the concerns of business. not over brexit, it seems.
but regions within those nations. expressing their wish to stay in the single market and the customs union. clearly on referendum single market and the customs union. but no, say the government's red lines. day. lines. businesses wish to have the freedom to employ foreign skills. freedom to employ foreign skills. brave and bold decision. the final outcome on a free but no, so the government's red lines. vote. of having one lines. very carefully. partners in politics and business for decades to come. for decades to come. they may find it is in but no, say the their own interest to do so. government's red lines. there are some very practical reasons government's red lines. in favour of a free vote. only grand folly, it is brexit is bad politics. politics. the national interest must always be above the party interest. a unique always be above the party interest. but my decision. party should the most terrible backlash. beware. our chief mcdonald that prevents a haemorrhage political correspondent of business support. vicki young
is at of business support. westminster. go at the current conservative leader, i wonder what others think. of a hard brexit leader, i wonder what others think. this was a hard—hitting speech. with world trade organisation rules. john major has said some of this before. organisation rules. before. to fearfrom losing our special access to the single market. nature of the attack which is quite surprising. surprising. second referendum should be kept open. open. against the will of the british people. people. access to the single market. backbencher and another that could be adjusted to our disadvantage at any moment. former tory leader. disadvantage at any moment. if only. leader. but it's not so. process it's right mps vote with their conscience. their conscience. that is john major's suggestions.
major's suggestions. vote for what the british public mandated them to do. mandated them to do. it's not so. 10%, an food of 1a%, on drinks of 20% and an dairy products of 36%. result we've ever seen to lead the european union. 20% and an dairy products of 36%. exports would still be far european union. the right to say if they agree with what's been negotiated or not. more expensive to sell. expensive to sell. what's been negotiated or not. i think that's the right thing to do. way beyond agriculture and the motor industry. think that's the right thing to do. have to make the arrangements we can. industry. can. this would result in higher we've had a referendum and they've spoken. prices for the british consumer. i think that's enough. that conservative mps should vote with their conscience. with their conscience. i'm puzzled about this. for the british consumer. to offer nil tariffs to all the countries we trade with. countries we trade with. that simply isn't going to happen. isn't going about this. mps who voted against government policy. policy.
they lost the whip and were kicked out of the party. to happen. none of it has yet been properly explained to the british people. explained to the kicked out of the party. because they had to get his government policy through. british people. government policy through. union on purely world trade 0rganisation terms. 0rganisation terms. and conversion seemed to come across rather loudly. that statement is rather loudly. minister who was too keen on free votes when he was there. simply wrong. votes when he was there. advice to the present prime minister should not be he did so well. should not be he did so well. return to northern ireland and the irish border. is simply wrong. and customs cooperation, on mutual recognition, and an investment. irish border. to this, apart from northern ireland staying in a customs union. staying in a customs union. recognition, and an investment. what do you make of that? with half hour in i don't thai exports going to europe. to europe. impatient to be free of european relationships. agree. settlement is, because there are a
relationships. lot of ways of doing this. words, a global player, sovereign, in control. in control. lot of ways of doing this. set for the arrangements, there's no need for a hard border. result on misleading the british nation. nation. need for a hard border. shape, their ambition would have been credible. the border and ultimately but the world has changed. would come up for sale. the global market has taken root. root. up for sale. fantasies must give way to easier is it to sort things out regarding legal products. national self—interest. self—interest. tomorrow by living in regarding legal products. the world of yesterday. are sorted out without a hard border. yesterday. the seductive embrace of british exceptionalism. border. exceptionalism. create this idea that there is chaos. are out of date, and in today's world simply wrong. chaos. world simply wrong. peace process which is adhered to by the prime minister. purpose to stir controversy, but the truth must be spoken. thank you.
that reaction here. truth must be reaction here. minister will say about these issues on friday. spoken. studio: thank you. have said or promised so far to the british nation. into administration. though, remain open for the time being. british nation. putting the jobs of its 2,500 employees at risk. were electioneering fantasy during our business correspondent emma simpson reports. the referendum. it was a force the referendum. to be reckoned with. national health service was did a roaring trade. a ridiculous phantom. competitors didn't stand a chance. it's a different story today. this shop is one of 26 already closing down. it was part of a last ditch ridiculous phantom. effort to turn things around. probably less money for every single one of our public services. but how many more one of our public services. told that nobody was threatening our place in the single market. place in the single market. will now go? that june has changed. workers, arriving in june has north london this morning. changed. bit worrying? to get, we could do it in an a little bit when you see it, but it happens, doesn't it?
afternoon. don't know nothing. wrong again. so what went wrong? not sure what outcome will be achieved. and drive to a toys r us. achieved. to invest online and failed to invest in their stores. money and we wouldn't pay a penny in exit costs. and they haven't differentiated from the competition. toys r us has been struggling for years. the business weighed down by a huge wrong again. £a0 billion to meet legitimate liabilities. amount of debt. liabilities. in the states last i could go on but i think the point is made. autumn. running out of cash. then came news about maplin, the big electronics chain. think the point is made. 217 stores, more than is but one objection, 2000 staff. it, too, collapsed after failing namely it is not to find a buyer. true. not true. now, people should these are challenging times pause and reflect. for retail.
that does not bode well for the and reflect. future of retail. not possible that they are and a shake—out to come? wrong in what they now absolutely. say as well? what they now say as well? it's been a brutal winterfor two of our best—known retailers. border between northern ireland and as administrators try to rescue these two household names? the republic. the republic. she is absolutely right to do so. right to do so. that must be honoured, and i wish her well. but so far it's not materialised. materialised. unless we stay in a or the customs union. emma simpson, bbc news. union. process were told at the time that we didn't understand irish politics. this was central london at lunchtime today. we didn't understand irish politics. today. had blue skies it now seems we and sunshine since understood it better than then. our critics. then. depths, which we are doing in centimetres, which you don't like. than our critics. centimetres, which you don't
like. that is because due our old! don't ask me to try and converted. ask me to agreement, and we need one without delay. it is our british responsibility to find one. find one. we created the problem, not the european union. try and converted. scotland i think the issue is that there will be more snow now. there will be more snow now. not the european union. offer a solution and not simply oppose what other people suggest. of the wind blowing oppose what other it around, the drifting snow. more to come, everybody. everybody. places to where we have it at the moment. moment. there has been some travel disruption on the major roads. people suggest. disruption on the major roads. costs and certainly is where the weather warnings are at the moment. not on any terms. the moment. the last one we had was in 2013, this means take action. this means take action. do not travel unless it is necessary. travel unless it is necessary. horrendous and parts of southern scotland at the moment. terms. scotland at the moment. the promises have not been met and probably cannot be met. to the volume of snow and
probably cannot be met. the blizzard like conditions. many electors now know they were misled. blizzard like conditions. the snow showers just keep coming. electors now know showers just keep coming. they will continue right through the night. they were misled. it, so the electorate has every right to reconsider their decision. continue right through the night. right to reconsider their overnight tonight on top of decision. what we already have. already have. meanwhile, are options become ever narrower. elsewhere, it will be a cold night. any lying snow will freeze. freeze. treacherous first thing in the morning. narrower. union, joining the european economic area. area. swiss deal, turkey deal or a south korean deal. korean deal. note to all of them save the government's redlines. morning. starting to creep into the south—west by the end of the day. south—west by the end of the day. that will bring some snow, potentially large amounts of snow. potentially large amounts of snow. it will feel freezing out there tomorrow, really miserable day. save the government's redlines. tomorrow, really miserable day. impossible to get, so compromises it must be. snow could be an issue as you go through thursday. 0r no through thursday.
deal at the south—west of england, wales, northern ireland. all. northern ireland. now widely accepted that no deal would be the worst possible outcome. freezing rain behind it in the west country. would be the worst possible country. freezing rain can bejust as treacherous. as treacherous. subject the questions you will need to keep abreast of the forecast. outcome. in a very great deal indeed to be attractive. to keep abreast of the forecast. attractive. still see some snow in the midlands, in the south—east. in the south—east. concerns goods, whereas the bulk potentially across eastern scotland and eastern england. of uk exports are services. and eastern england. uk exports are services. be a pretty miserable story as we move thursday to friday. may depend on what we are prepared to concede. to concede. move thursday to friday. unsettled, but fingers crossed it will be a little less cold. negotiation, some give and some take. this is bbc news take. and bespoke trade deal the prime minister has talked of. —
our latest minister has talked of. headlines. will cry betrayal at every compromise. disruption across the uk. compromise. and several rail operators have cancelled services. not a small minority, that meaning people there should take action now to stay must decide our policy. decide our safe. policy. of the divisiveness of brexit across every part of the united kingdom. the eu's draft treaty setting out europe's legal terms for brexit. every part of the borders" for ireland. united kingdom. need the highest possible level of public acceptance for the outcome. a deal that prevented a public acceptance for hard border with ireland. the outcome. putting thousands ofjobs at risk. maplin and toys r us announced the news this morning. bitterness and the division they employ over 5,000 people between to linger on. linger on. i see only one way to achieve that. achieve them. hatchback cars at its midlands and north wales plants. that.
sport now legislation giving effect to the deal. a meaningful on afternoon vote has live with been promised. hugh ferris. restored by the promised. so the public may approve what has been determined. been determined. that is what parliamentary sandrine really means. ioc. parliamentary sandrine fully restored following our suspension. suspension. little bit earlier on this afternoon. really means. afternoon. those games by the ioc because of the state—sponsored doping. government to take a further very brave and bold decision. brave and bold decision. the state—sponsored doping. accept or reject the final competing as olympic athletes of russia team. russia team. outcome on a free vote. they were under increased scrutiny. on a free vote. increased scrutiny. 170 medals, including two golds, but they also failed to drugs tests.
advantages of having one very carefully. they also failed to carefully. they may find it is in their own interest to do so. their own interest to do so. drugs tests. are some very practical reasons in favour part because of those two failed doping tests. of a free vote. favour of a free vote. brexit is a unique decision. unique decision. there will be the most terrible backlash. doping tests. ben stokes has played fantastically. yes, a reminder of his talents. backlash. is one of the best all—rounders in the game. both democracy and prudence suggests a free vote. the game. a free of wickets and ran out a couple of batsmen. batsmen. incident outside a bristol nightclub back in september. back in september. the legal proceedings continue. vote.
of a minority of convinced opponents of europe. proceedings continue. achieved in very good time. of europe. brexit, 16 opted to remain within the european union. levels the one—day series against new zealand. the european not a single snowflake on site here. time of year and england definitely the heart in this match. union. issue on the basis of their the heart in this match. own conscience. wickets and some brilliant fielding setting the foundations for the win. setting the foundations for the win. what about the boy ben stokes? on the field, ben stokes was conscience. at his best. in the best interests of best. the people they are elected to serve. match performance, yet his team—mates helped, too. team—mates helped, they are elected to serve. transition, it will be five years since too. scott to a respectable target of 223, but had never looked enough. the 2016 referendum. 223, but had never since the 2016 referendum. the electorate will have changed. looked enough. electorate will have morgan scored a hat century, as did ben stokes. changed. voters will be enfranchised, others may have changed their mind. may have changed their
ben stokes. one—handed catch giving batman around £26,000. mind. parliament decide or puts the issue back to the what a day. people. catching chants with the winning runs. back to the people. runs. for the house of commons must apply to the house of lords. to the house of lords. by the intellect and by their conscience. perfect in the performance in every respect. there was a bit of emotion there, to be honest, walking off the field. conscience. be honest, walking off the field. i have been a conservative all my life. wanted to make sure i was there but out at the end. conservative all my out at the end. life. there was a bit more emotion than enjoy being out of step with so many of my party. the normally is. of my emotion than the normally is. party. pleasure at all in speaking out as i have today. a really good feeling walking have off at the end. the end. today. to speak truth to the people as it is to speak truth to power. is to speak truth to sure i wasn't going to let anybody down. of the world indoor championships, which start in birmingham tomorrow. withdrawn from april's commonwealth games.
power. and most especially on the young and their futures. and most especially on the young and theirfutures. with an ankle injury, he also had groin surgery. theirfutures. to go, we need and service not aspirations. aspirations. championship title in august. this decision is far more than a party issue. at the welsh open snooker. more than a party to beat scotland's graeme dott a—0 to reach the third issue. the future of our united kingdom and everyone who lives in it. everyone who lives in it. what matters and that is why i am here today. thank you very much. round in cardiff. applause. my life is so conservative prime minister, sir john major. good, my whole life he will now take questions. is like a rest! like a rest! people go to work, do their 9—to—5. questions. their 9—to—5. place to the next place, creep michael lifelike holiday, really? parliamentary free vote and add a second referendum. second referendum. let'sjoin the question and answer session now. michael lifelike question and holiday, really? answer session and the ready santa trophies. now. just make sure you get the readies in! thank you very much
indeed, sir john. he beat welsh teenager jackson page john. a—2. of federation members, and a large contingent of media, unsurprisingly. contingent of championships in the netherlands. the final is later tomorrow evening. that's all the sport media, unsurprisingly. minister, this one has the merit of great clarity. for now. applause. we will throw it open to questions. we have 30 i'll have more for you in the next hour. minutes for questions. distinct from media for the moment, but i will come to the media. newsrooms around the uk. but i will come to approved a budget containing a the media.
factual because we have a £a0 million reduction in savings. lot of people to get through. freezing conditions in the region. first to cambridge. council continues. people to get through. parliament, parliamentary softened tree and calling for a free vote. tell us about this budget. why is it so controversial? so controversial? the county council has been facing a financial crisis. tree and calling for a free vote. financial crisis. proffered was calling for years to impose emergency spending controls. a second referendum. that was earlier this month. month. allegations of financial mismanagement. referendum. mismanagement. because they had not identified sufficient savings. desirable, what made for there to be a second referendum? a second referendum? i would prefer parliament to decide the issue. parliament to decide the issue. i don't instinctively like referenda. sufficient savings. council tax bills to the county's residents. don't instinctively like residents. council would literally run
out of cash. so they pass the budget. referenda. preference would be for parliament does that mean for to decide. people who live there? there? all financial support for bus services will go. 21 libraries will chart. to decide. is to put it back to the country for a referendum i would support that. chart. issue up here, that budget will be affected. a referendum i would support that. think it must be an option affected. a2% cut and there will be a paid freeze for staff, as well. for parliament to decide. let's freeze for staff, as well. council remains on a deeply unstable financial footing. go financial footing. to widely expected to the next financial year. questions. financial year. by the local government secretary is due to report in two weeks. due to report in two weeks. questions. confidence amongst conservative group members. street, and what would you have to say on friday to take it back? group members. amount of instability and it looks like there is only worse to come. like there is only worse to come. say on friday to take it back? james, thank eagerly looking forward to her speech. you. let's go to plymouth, victoria graham is there. plymouth, victoria graham
speech. is there. you don't often see snow in the south—west. handed the keys to downing street to jeremy corbyn. you don't often see snow in the south-west. you certainly don't. that is the unusual thing here. blue skies and everybody was saying what is the fuss about? what is the fuss about? hasn't had the snow, but then it started to come down. started to come down. jeremy corbyn. it has been quite localised. any other leader they would be ahead by 20%. quite localised. december 2010, the people just haven't been prepared for it. by 20%. keys tojeremy haven't been prepared for it. corbyn of ago and she had never seen snow before. before. it was bad for the lizard down in cornwall. downing street. down in cornwall. came through guernsey, alderney, if head delivered. street. ideologies of those wishing it upon us. ideologies of those wishing it upon us. head delivered. devon but somerset and dorset haven't really been affected. haven't really been affected. flights have been
us. case for a rethink home and notjust by the government but by the public? cancelled to and by the government but by the from scotland. public? from scotland. i have no doubt of people have been warned not to travel. warned not to travel. sites of salcombe, it got a lot of snow this morning. snow this morning. sights not of sand in the sun, but sand, sea and lots of snow. sand, sea and lots of snow. it. captains of industry they are opposed to brexit. really quite unusual here. quite unusual here. people where would you are, this is a real concern. it really is. to, but there is a problem opposed to brexit. here at the moment. during the period of the referendum as well. as well.
before the end of march 2,00019. of the uk at risk potentially as well. well. than the problem of the northern ireland border. ireland border. that has been evident from the very outset. evident from the very outset. solutions that will appear to the not going to succeed. not going to succeed. where we are going to need some form of firm decision very speedily. of firm decision very speedily. need to be a customs union agreement. agreement.
the problem of not having to have a hard border. hard border. between ireland and the united kingdom. kingdom. manufactured in the south, packaged in the north, returned to the south. in the north, returned to the south. frictionless trade, but you can't do that when you get to public health. that when you get to public health. diseases, there maybe a hundred different things. different things. they will need to be physically examined. be physically examined. i have spent a lot of time thinking about this. a lot of time thinking about this. i wish i could find an easy solution. wish i could find an
easy solution. that would clearly deal with that problem is to join a customs union. problem is to join a customs union. ireland as a nation that doesn't do much trade with us. much trade with us. and new zealand added together, so it is not an insignificant problem. it is not an insignificant problem. any further suggestions that may come forward.
come forward. government's approach to brexit negotiations. our chief political correspondent, vicki young, is in westminster. in the referendum would have passed on. on. that the older generation were voting for brexit. voting for brexit. voting from the age of 16 that would maybe be a different result. maybe be a different result. nature of the electorate will change. change. i thinkjohn major was saying more than that.
saying more than that. talking about parliament deciding what kind of brexit we have. what kind of brexit we have. now looking at the economic forecasts. forecasts. that will ultimately make people poorer. poorer. allowed to decide on your conscience which way the should go. which way the should go. there were millions of people who voted to remain in the eu. voted to remain in the eu. joined byjacob rees—mogg, on the brexit side of the argument. brexit side of the argument. john major not pulling his punches.
major not pulling his punches. the country when it comes to negotiations. negotiations. is being led against its will, in his speech. his speech. freely approved by parliament than a brexit forced through parliament. brexit forced through parliament. he called 17. called 17. 4 million people a minority of convinced opponents. 17. 4 million is a very important number. number. the decision has been taken and what he is trying to do is overturn that. he is trying to do is overturn that. his speech is riddled with errors. it says things that are tendentious, bordering on not factually accurate. bordering on not factually accurate. we need to look at his motivation. i look back at his speech from 1992. look back at his
speech from 1992. they're in mind thatjohn major has been pro—european. they're in mind thatjohn major has been pro-european. been pro-european. kept the side of the single currency, for example. currency, for example. what does he say here? say here? you categorically that is not government policy. government policy. within ten days we had left. we had left. far—reaching reforms of the common agricultural policy, in 1992. agricultural policy, in 1992. need to look at the context of his speeches. speeches. past and has got it wrong again today. today. that many of them want to stay in the customs union. the customs union. our economy, that is the way to keep it strong.
it strong. his argument in 1992. interests of business, he got it wrong then. wrong then. destroyed the economy, hurt families. families. he knows what will make us poor again. poor again. nearly all that they've said during the referendum campaign. the referendum campaign. would have to whistle for its money but we handed over £a0 billion. but we handed over £a0 billion. were promised and they may not see that there are coming to fruition. that there are coming to fruition. announced after £400 million investment in derbyshire.
investment in derbyshire. comments, but in fact it is all cheap commons and propaganda. cheap commons and propaganda. just hope we can tendentious it is. parliament, why not say a free vote formps? parliament, why not say a free vote for mps? for mps? did john major give a free vote on maastricht? no. he is guilty of being a complete humbug. of being a complete humbug.
ramifications in the longer term than maastricht. than maastricht. maastricht was fundamentally important. fundamentally important. this is about as leaving the european union. about as leaving the european union. maastricht was a fundamental change of course. of course. affairs, home affairs, social chapter. chapter. behaved themselves or a straightforward hypocrisy. straightforward hypocrisy. we now find the compromises that will inevitably have to be made? will inevitably have to be made? the cabinet about what kind of brexit we will have. brexit we will have. there is a compromise he says it is a sell—out. a sell—out. some money to the european union and he says that a sell—out.
he says that a sell—out. give it his dishonesty on their part. part. choose the fundamental flaw in the approach to his speech. the approach to his speech. that last bit, he hasn't got his facts right. facts right. this point about turkey being in a customs union. customs union. speech and said of one riddled with mistakes and humbug. mistakes and humbug. views from sirjohn major and jacob rees—mogg, too. views from sirjohn major and jacob rees-mogg, too. thank you very much. have been sending from around the country.
that is the west end of glasgow. glasgow. it has been picturesque in many parts of the country. many parts of the country. centimetres of snow has fallen in just an hour or so. just an hour or so. travel chaos in much of the country. much of the country. encouraged to take your rulers i can do that. do that. just illustrate the level of snowfall. that was made inside a tree, i think. think. you walk in the snow, you are meant to walk like a penguin. to walk like a penguin. very helpful illustration there of how to do that! in parts of the country there is a red warning alps. red warning alps.
we have. it depends where you hour at the moment. at the moment. getting shower after shower, other places are staying dry. places are staying dry. affecting scotland and north east england with more to come. england with more to come. since 2013, that is how unusual it is. is. warning will stay in force overnight tonight. tonight. at severe snow and some gale force winds, blizzard like conditions. winds, blizzard like conditions. get anywhere, particularly where that red warning is.
that red warning is. through much of the eastern half of scotland. scotland. could see a further ten or 20 centimetres. centimetres. the 20 centimetres that we saw earlier on. earlier on. it does look as though it will be a cold night. it will be a cold night. be an icy start the morning tomorrow with further snow showers come. with further snow showers come. north east england there will be snow. snow. a brief lull in the midlands and northern ireland. and northern ireland. south—west, wales and then into northern ireland. northern ireland. this could bring some disruption. some disruption. you get this snow that is coming up from the near continent.
from the near continent. southern england, south—west england and into wales. and into wales. handed it to be freezing rain. freezing rain. as dangerous, treacherous on the roads. roads. across the south—west and eventually into northern ireland. eventually into northern ireland. northwards as we go through the day on friday. on friday. the particular track of this area of low pressure to change. low pressure to change. less cold, but they still stay u nsettled. hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon
mccoy. today at 3:00. to leave some villages cut off. the alert means a risk to life is likely. twice before taking to the roads in dangerous conditions. to drop her "red lines" and allow a vote on the final deal. no—one can truly know what "the will of the people" may then be. so, let parliament decide. or put the issue back to the people.
into administration. coming up, all the sport and ben stokes is back. he is, yes. emotional ben stokes said he didn't want to let anyone down today. want to let anyone down today. england's win over new zealand which levels the one—day series. louise has all the weather. wintry weather set to continue over the next few days. the next few days. showers and icy winds causing havoc for some. more details coming up. thanks louise. also coming up — the new firm. part in the first annual royal foundation forum. hello everyone — this is afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. disruption to roads, railways and
of course, snow is falling in many other areas of the uk as well. on some of the worst affected areas. winds, bad visibility and treacherous driving conditions. as many people took heed of the warning not to travel. but for those who tried, conditions were difficult. trains were cancelled. and on the motorways, some slips and slides. worse is set to come. of southern and central scotland from 3pm today, until 10am tomorrow. that means extreme weather is expected to be on its way. for some, driving conditions have already proved hazardous.
suffered cuts and bruises, but nothing more serious. as many stayed at home. thousands of school pupils. more than 6,000 schools around the country were closed today. will close tomorrow. and all 11 of the spfl football matches tonight have been cancelled. avoid travel in these conditions, as the cold snap continues. in the north east of england. an amber weather warning is in place. and the north pennines. off for several days. many roads were closed including part of
the a1. and cancelled as teams work to clear snow and ice from the runway. the weather has caused disruption. i'm attempting to head back to inverness. stayed overnight and i'm attempting to get back. conditions are not as bad in the north as they are, here. this seems to be the worst affected area. straight back home again. by the time we get home. it has been a slow morning, without much progress. winds driving heavy snow. scotland and the north are braced for a difficult night ahead.
and joins us now from his control centre in edinburgh. reason for the red warning on the screens behind you. screens behind you. and we are experiencing blizzard conditions. conditions. behind me the challenges as people start to get home early. start to get home early. having difficulty as this red warning for snow kicks in. what the challengers? challengers? just now it's keeping the roads open. the roads open. people are getting stuck, having traction difficulty. stuck, having traction difficulty. we plough and grit its falling behind the plough and gritter. behind the plough and gritter. it's very difficult. very difficult. machinery out there and are doing what we can. what we can. the advice is clear, don't go out unless you have to.
don't go out unless you have to. yes, we said that this morning and there was a reduction in traffic. there was a reduction in traffic. want to thank people for the arranging to do that. arranging to do that. warning out that read, we've asked people to get home before that. people to get home before that. we can see the roads are busy. can see the roads are busy. it's blizzard conditions in a lot of areas. how our drivers reacting? you're only as able to get around in terms of the car in front of you. terms of the car in front of you. the drivers have been positive. they are heeding our warnings. are heeding our warnings. very difficult driving conditions out there. we are doing the best we can. they can now see the snow. are trying to do what they can and get home early. get home early. presumably that is impossible in some areas.
some places will be cut off. off. response team working here where we can coordinate a reference. can coordinate a reference. can put machinery around to tackle it. it. getting hit hard and it is still causing us difficulty. causing us difficulty. night to try and get the roads open and make sure it's safe to use. and make sure it's safe to use. thank you. but first to leanne brown who's in lincoln. what's the picture there? you can see how thick the snow is here. see how thick the snow is here. today a critical incident due to the amount of calls they've had today.
amount of calls they've had today. they've had around 70 accidents this morning. morning. a15, we've seen two lorries in ditches and a car as well. ditches and a car as well. aa6 this morning cars were stranded for up to five hours. for up to five hours. and they will get a snowplough and gritters to you. gritters to you. into work today which has had an effect on schools. effect on schools. we've got more than 100 schools close today. than 100 schools close today. appointments have been cancelled at some of our local hospitals too. some of our local hospitals too. volume of snow is very difficult for them.
them. coordinating their response but they say it's going to take time. say it's going to take time. and has been assessing the situation. situation. north—eastern part of england we are getting off fairly likely today. getting off fairly likely today. we've had blue skies. temperatures hovering above freezing. freezing. less than it was yesterday, and then a heavy freeze overnight. a heavy freeze overnight. miners teens, —10 and hello —— minus teens. the roads then become very hazardous.
hazardous. on freezing roads and you get accidents. accidents. but we've had a couple of serious accidents during the day to day. accidents during the day to day. can't get around and so it perpetuates itself. perpetuates itself. clouding over again, we are due to get more snow. get more snow. temperatures are due to dive —— the sky is clouding over. to dive —— the sky is clouding over. dozens more schools across into east sussex. they are due to close. the less effect gritters and consulting has. consulting has. places of work have struggled to find all of their staff today. find all of their staff today. struggles on but we are obviously watching the snow coming in.
watching the snow coming in. difficult to get around for an awful lot of people. studio: thank you. announced that all first buses will stop over the next hour. stop over the next hour. that decision has been made for the safety of staff and customers. safety of staff and customers. this is in the greater glasgow area. is in the greater glasgow area. the next hour, for the safety of staff and customers. staff and customers. that announcement from first glasgow.
glasgow. investigation of russian election meddling. meddling. including $3 million allegedly hidden. hidden. that was a claim being looked into by robert mueller. looked into by robert mueller. judge in that case has set a trial date of september the 17th. for britain leaving the eu. and the rest of the uk. on the british government to pick up the pace in the negotiations. damian grammaticas reports from brussels. on a frosty morning, an icy blast from brussels. this is the moment the cold facts of
leave the eu. that's what's going on. her cabinet don't want to see a border introduced. ireland and ireland. of that joint report. so, there are still tough negotiations to come. but that's where brexit talks are heading. damian grammaticas, bbc news, brussels. the uk poorer and weaker. and suggested a second referendum
might be needed. reservations of 16 million voters who wanted to remain in the eu. who wanted to remain in the eu. be a harmful change of direction for our country. our country. most divisive issue of my political lifetime. lifetime. four nations of the uk, but regions within those nations. within those nations. ballot box showed very clearly on referendum day. referendum day. government should take a further very brave and bold decision.
very brave and bold decision. parliament to accept or reject the final outcome on a free vote. final outcome on a free vote. advantages of having one very carefully. carefully. they may find it is in their own interest to do so. their own interest to do so. are some very practical reasons in favour of a free vote. favour of a free vote. brexit is a unique decision. unique decision. there will be the most terrible backlash. our chief political correspondent, vicki young, is in westminster. has that put the cat amongst the pigeons? it certainly has. immediate reaction from jacob rees—mogg who's on the brexit side. rees—mogg who's on the brexit side. he said this was pure humbug from sirjohn major.
sirjohn major. a certain way, a far cry from a free vote. vote. showed he had forgotten all about the past. the past. i think there will be strong reaction to that. strong reaction to that. northern ireland and the republic of ireland. ireland. conservative chair for the foreign affairs select committee. affairs select committee. immediately said no british prime minister could ever accept. minister could ever accept. where does that leave the negotiations? does that leave the negotiations? the moment they are at their early stages. stages. to put its documents on the table and then we'll have the talks.
and then we'll have the talks. the good friday agreement, not the border. border. the violence of the past would be a terrible tragedy. terrible tragedy. got to respect the spirit of the accord. the spirit is effectively a triple—lock. triple—lock. who must agree should anything change in northern ireland. change in northern ireland. the irish government and the british government. government. that's been made clear time and again. time and again. rightful place as citizens in the uk. uk. settlement and one we must be very careful not to undermine.
careful not to undermine. started very much byjohn major —— one that is hard—won macros. started very much byjohn major —— one that is hard-won macros. one that is hard-won macros. free vote in displays to decide what kind of brexit we should have. kind of brexit we should have. finding his own way of expressing things. things. the speech, i'm not going to comment on what he may have said. on what he may have said. read the whole thing before i give any comment. any comment. blair who then continued the peace building.
building. to ireland or to the uk, they should have their civic rights guaranteed. have their civic rights guaranteed. that's the essence for me. to the annexation of northern ireland, would you agree? ireland, would you agree? people are using many different ways of expressing... is it helpful? themselves how they like in our parliament. parliament. i'm delighted they are using that liberty. using that liberty. particularly during the troubles and during the security measures. during the security measures. that different points has had different agricultural standards.
different agricultural standards. ireland, the uk and the republic of ireland too. thank you. saying this is the beginning of this process. process. brussels is the beginning, not the end of the negotiation. end of the negotiation. studio: thank you. thank you. we'll get more reaction later on. putting at risk 3,000 ukjobs. after its us owner went bankrupt. with the pension protection fund. wind—down" after a failure to find a buyer. looking after toys r us. morning, because you've been talking to some of the staff.
indeed. is to advise all staff as to what's been going on. been going on. get the best outcome for all concerned. concerned. huge surprise, was the mood of the meeting one of anger? meeting one of anger? i think they were sad. were sad. things have been going in the wrong direction for some time. direction for some time. attempt to get a going concern sale which came to an end a few days ago. which came to an end a few days ago. now we have another opportunity as we go into administration. we go into administration. programme in an effort to get it away as a going concern. away as a going concern. there may be some good bits within that which might find interest.
that which might find interest. preparing our marketing material which will be going out tomorrow. which will be 01:25:06,1000 --> 01:25:09,474 going out tomorrow. you are reasonably hopeful some jobs can be saved ? you are reasonably hopeful some jobs can be saved? can be saved? effort we can and work with staff to achieve that goal. achieve that goal. making every effort to achieve that goal. goal. what has gone wrong with toys r us? r us? pressure and you can see a move to online purchasing. online purchasing. outlets, and people are looking for more of a shopping experience.
more of a shopping experience. witching and macro requires more investment. investment. problems of their parent which has put more pressure on the business. put more pressure on the business. for them was the christmas trading period. period. resulted in the country missing its turnover target. turnover target. particularly on the day they start work in a company. work in a company. the next few days to work out what salvageable? we have a series of objectives. objectives. preserve the business as a going concern if possible. concern if possible. the best realisations possible for the assets of the company.
the assets of the company. anyone is interested in buying some of the units as a going concern. would be remiss of me not to ask about the pension fund. about the pension fund. what happens with that? with that? in this instance there is a deficit. the ppf have been taking an interest. an interest. terms and they are obviously very interested in what's going on. interested in what's going on. can ensure that the company has met its statutory obligations. thank you. the fishing industry after brexit. are dragging theirfeet.
they can operate. home to one of the eu's richest fishing grounds. the day on the menai strait. what is the sense of what the future holds? holds? industry as something almost separate. yes, that's right. wales over there from anglesey —— the menai strait. the menai strait. brexit means big changes on the horizon. horizon. hearing particularly in scotland, the north sea.
the north sea. the shoreline and specialising in things like lobster and crab. things like lobster and crab. virtually all of that catches exported to the eu. exported to the eu. access to european markets is a real priority for fishermen in wales. priority for fishermen in wales. let's get some insight from our fishing expert. fishing expert. when it comes to brexit negotiations? negotiations? it's absolutely true that 90% of the catch in wales is shellfish. catch in wales is shellfish. markets, so there is a high dependency there. dependency there. frictionless trade, whatever that may end up being. may end up being. has there been an focus on that?
focus on that? perhaps about the trade element —— access to the sea. access to the sea. things as simple and straightforward as possible. into any transitional or implementation phase. implementation phase. the common fisheries policy. fisheries policy. increasing culture, you geared up to take advantage of that?
take advantage of that? world that requires some investment, some thinking by politicians? some thinking by politicians? that is absolutely right. is absolutely right. then work together to plan to meet those aspirations. those aspirations. ports in wales in welsh fishing communities. communities. thank you very much for your time. your time. and in scotland may not matter so much to a fisherman here in wales. much to a fisherman here in wales. secure the best deal for fishermen throughout the uk. thank you very much.
pictures we have got from the isle of wight. of wight. this is the harbour pretty much frozen over. very unusual. an illustration of what on earth we are all heading for now. are all heading for now. people yesterday were saying, where is all this snow, but there it is. although they were stunning pictures, this is northern spain! pictures, this is northern spain! unusual to have some snow on the beach here. why am i showing you this? this? because it is coming here, louisa may chamakh that's right. louisa may chamakh that's right. this is storm emma and it is heading in our direction. in our direction. we will see more disruptive snow. disruptive snow. thursday into friday, so it will be pretty tricky. pretty tricky. we have been getting from the east, neither is coming from the site?
yes. this snow showers have been in the east and in such —— and in scotland. east and in such —— and in scotland. met office can issue and we haven't had one of those since 2013. had one of those since 2013. horrendous up there on the roads at the moment. the moment. plenty to talk about over the next few days. few days. across the southern uplands, scottish borders, really. scottish borders, really. amber warnings out meaning be aware that there will be some disruption. that there will be some disruption. continue in scotland through the evening and right through the night. evening and right through the night. see another ten to 20 centimetres of snow falling overnight.
snow falling overnight. blizzard like conditions here, so it is pretty horrendous side there. is pretty horrendous side there. that is why the red warning has been issued. issued. will freeze any lying snow on the surfaces and pavements. surfaces and pavements. it will be tricky first thing tomorrow morning. tricky first thing tomorrow morning. snow showers in the eastern scotland. scotland. where we could still see the threat of more snow to come. of more snow to come. easterly wind factor and it will be freezing, miserable either tomorrow. freezing, miserable either tomorrow.
spell of prolonged snow which could cause some disruption. cause some disruption. surfaces, that could be treacherous on pavements and roads. take note. that storm will continue to put it away steadily north and east. away steadily north and east. take, so you will need to keep abreast of the forecast. abreast of the forecast. england and eastern scotland were we have to snow showers at the moment. have to snow showers at the moment. i quieter day, still bitterly cold. some showers of rain, sleet and snow to come. this is bbc
news. schools across the uk. cancelled services. meaning the risk to life is likely. suggesting a referendum may be needed on the final brexit deal. order further talks or a second referendum. putting thousands ofjobs at risk. maplin and toys r us employ over 5,000 people between them. hatchback cars at its midlands and north wales plants. sport now
on afternoon live with will perry. a good day for ben stokes. headlines for positive cricketing reasons. reasons. beat new zealand in the second one—day international. one—day international. couple of wickets and was involved in a couple of runouts. in a couple of runouts. he has been under a lot of focus recently. under a lot of focus recently. got caught up in this incident in bristol nightclub. bristol nightclub. he had five months site. months site. he went on to new zealand to play. zealand to play. he has his first hearing in this trial. trial. finally doing what he loves doing, getting back to playing cricket.
getting back to playing cricket. be on the back pages for a positive story after a lot of controversy. story after a lot of controversy. let's not dwell on the ashes! day international is, england are quite good at them! quite good at them! be really dominant with the white ball. ball. managed to beat england a—1without ben stokes. ben stokes. the world cup as in england next year. england next year. result today, it levels the result with new zealand. with new zealand. we will look back to the action. not a single snowflake in site here. time of year and england david villa hotter in this match. hotter in this match. fielding setting foundations for victory. ben stokes was at his very best.
best. respectable target of 223 it never looked enough. looked enough. oh and morgan scored a half—century, as did ben stokes. a half—century, as did ben stokes. world should all facets of his skill. skill. something even more impressive than ben stokes. ben stokes. a one—handed catch giving batman £26,000. what a day. another catching germs with his winning runs. winning runs. perfect ending performance in every respect. there was a bit of a motion there, to be honest. to be honest. i was there at the end and didn't give it away.
give it away. because that is where i have been working too. working too. all the training i have been doing at home. been doing at home. a really good feeling at the end. feeling at the end. sure i wasn't letting anyone died so making sure i was raring to go. making sure i was raring to go. was great to spend some time out in the middle. was banned from the games by the ioc due to state—sponsored doping. but two failed drugs tests. including two golds. indoor championships, which start in birmingham tomorrow. withdrawn from april's commonwealth
bbc two wales. round at the track cycling world championships in the netherlands. made up the quartet — the final is later tomorrow evening. that's all the sport for now. hugh ferris will have more for you in the next hour. for britain leaving the eu. and the rest of the uk. on the british government to pick up the pace in the negotiations.
the border region. the border, what difference a hard border would make? border would make? why it poses this threat to the good friday agreement? threat to the good friday agreement? about 300,000 citizens and they come from twojurisdictions. about 300,000 citizens and they come from two jurisdictions. from two jurisdictions. half of them live in northern ireland. ireland. northern ireland and the republic of ireland at the minute. ireland at the minute. often it would be in a different jurisdiction. jurisdiction. we are bound by our geographic context. geographic context.
culture and our way of life here in the north—west. the north—west. our staff and other businesses in this region. this region. detrimental impact in our way of life. life. has he responded to that invitation yet? invitation yet? night on the airwaves, but i have had no response from david davis. had no response from david davis. sinead mclaughlin, thank you for joining us. in a moment
to find a buyer. failed to secure a seal, is going to collapse. collapse. estate agentjim foxtons has reported a slump in profits. reported a slump in profits. a significant impact on its overall performance. toys "r" us is the big story. story. lots of people are worried about theirjobs. that's right. online seems to be the obvious villain. villain. the likes of amazon and other retailers online. retailers online. warehouse divide this sort of thing is? i have some foreign centred slime. you have just illustrated the point. point. feel foreign centred slime,
don't they? they? 20 minutes to go and buy that if you can't buy it online? can't buy it online? they have made a loss seven out of the last eight years. the last eight years. let's have a look at some key statistics. look at some key statistics. 3,000 jobs, they are at risk. jobs, they are at risk. interactive stories, which they are calling. calling. vat bill that pushed them over the edge. edge. that was the build that they couldn't afford. couldn't afford. the spring out of a total of 100 and stories in the uk. stories in the uk. we can find out the pitch more about this. the pitch more about this. —— a bit more about this.
and chairman of dream toys. this is the cost of complacency. troubles were largely self—inflicted. self—inflicted. they overlooked the importance of online. importance of online. invest in their stores and it really to shoppers. to shoppers. a lot of shoppers left toys "r" us feeling slightly underwhelmed. feeling slightly underwhelmed. it is a complex story. a complex story. undoubtedly is the rise of online retailing.
retailing. this environment where consumers are feeling cautious. feeling cautious. quite specific things going on in uk retailing right now. and chairman of dream toys. thank you forjoining us. news today deeply worried about your business? not at all. 3,000 people about to lose their jobs. jobs. and gloom as people might make about. about. during 2017, yet the entertainment trade with 8% up. trade with
8% up. about making a toy shop but old—fashioned aladdin scales. old—fashioned aladdin scales. entertainer is managing to achieve that. that. centres, is that part of the challenge now? challenge now? online is quite important for your market. important for your market. items, 30 points below, many of those still get bogged in store. those still get bogged in store. of about 20% of turnover, which is click and collect. click and collect. able to buy online conveniently then get to the store and pick it up. get to the store and pick it up. trade well from shopping centres, high street and community stores. high street and community stores.
the high street is not dead by any means. means. the internet isjust another way that people want to shop. way that people want to shop. to store and wanted to be nice and easy. easy. what could toys ‘r" us have done better? done better? i'm not really sure about that toys "r" us model. about that toys "r" us model. is totally opposite to what we go about doing. about doing. we are in local communities, convenient locations. communities, convenient locations. about a 10% size of the toys "r" us sheds. sheds. product selection and reasonable and fair pricing.
thank you forjoining us. let's have a look at the markets. the itv share price has dropped by 7. 7. 9% due to add degrees in advertising revenue. as it warns of a london housing market near historic lows. charged to tenants by estate agents as well. you had better have that back! that smells really good!
whatever! the weather at the moment is testing us to the limit. us to the limit. many out there trying to get from a to b. to b. travel anywhere and there is more disruptive snow on the way. disruptive snow on the way. read warning has been issued across the central belt of scotland. the central belt of scotland. that means take action. means take action. do not go out u nless necessary. do not go out unless necessary. unless necessary. dangerous out there and we cannot stress that enough. stress that enough. evening will continue to feeding of the north sea. the north sea. falling on the north—east of england. england. overnight over icy stretches first thing in the morning as well.
thing in the morning as well. warnings in force for the far north and east for snow. and east for snow. south—west, potential could develop for snow here, too. for snow here, too. strength of the biting wind, it really will feel like freezing. really will feel like freezing. it will feel very raw indeed. will feel very raw indeed. this vigorous area of low pressure moving up from france. moving up from france. wales and northern ireland in particular. particular. for behind it the snow could turn to rain, and! south—west and eventually into northern ireland.