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Westminster prepares for a battle over Brexit as ministers tell MPs -
don't stand in the way of the Government's Bill.
Labour says it will fight for changes to the Bill
in the Commons tomorrow, putting them on a collision
What we can't have is the, the either house of Parliament
reversing the decision of the British people.
On the front line in Iraq, as the Iraqi Army makes more gains
We've heard three car bombs going off in the distance,
we've also had a lot incoming mortar fire.
You can hear now the sounds of battle.
Violent clashes in the Netherlands between the police and Turkish
protesters, as the diplomatic row between the two
And Tottenham on their way to an FA Cup semifinal,
after demolishing London rivals Millwall.
The Brexit Secretary, David Davis, has called on MPs to reject Lords
amendments on the Brexit Bill passing through Parliament
and to give Theresa May a "free hand" in negotiations
Mr Davey say it would not be acceptable for par. To try to
reverse the will of British peep. If MPs pass it Theresa May could
trigger Article 50 this week. Our chief political correspondent
reports. Theresa May wants to get on with it.
For months she has vowed to kick-start Brexit talks by the end
of March. But some here in Parliament are fighting to get
safeguards written into law before the negotiations begin.
Today the Brexit secretary tried to reassure MPs and peers they would
get a vote on the Prime Minister's final deal with the EU. But... What
we can't have is the, the either House of Parliament reversing the
decision of the British people. They haven't got a veto on it. What does
it mean otherwise? People talk about meaningful votes. What does it mean.
Peers have defeated the Government twice, and Labour's standing firm.
What we say to the Prime Minister and I wrote to her on Friday,
reflect on what the House of Lords has said by majorities of nearly
100, they have sent back two important issue, this issue of the
EU national, reflect on it. Don't have this obsession with getting
Article 50 triggered this week. The two line Brexit bill is still making
its way through Parliament. Last week, the House of Lords made their
change, the Government will try to overturn these in the Commons
tomorrow. If they succeed, the bill returns to the Lords almost
immediately, and if they give away, the final stage of Royal Assent
could be completed tomorrow night. So the Government has Parliamentary
hurdles to get over this week but ministers seem confidence that
Theresa May will be able to stick to her original plan. Formally telling
the rest of the EU, that the UK is ready to started negotiating its
exit and attention is turning to exactly what kind of deal, if any,
the UK can get. The Prime Minister has said publicly
that no deal for the UK is better than a bad deal, but that would mean
tariffs on exports under World Trade Organisation rules.
My fear is that what this is really about, is us deliberately, not the
Prime Minister, but others deliberately ensuring that we have
no deal. And no deal pretty soon and in that event, we jump-off the cliff
on to WTO tariffs and nobody in this country, the people don't have a
say. Mr Davis admits the Government is preparing a
contingency plan in case there is no deal but he doesn't think it is
remotely likely. It will be tough. There will be tough points in this
Negredo, but it is in everybody's interest that we get a good outcome.
Parliament's debate about the bill isn't over but after Mondays of
talking about the talk, formal negotiations will soon be under way.
Iraqi forces have made more gains in west Mosul -
the largest city still under the control of the
Government troops, backed by a US-led coalition,
recaptured the east of the city in late January, after more
Now they say a third of the west, which is almost completely
Around 600,000 civilians are believed to be trapped inside.
Our Middle East correspondent Orla Guerin is with Iraqi forces -
you may find parts of her report distressing.
Caught below, hundreds of thousand of civilians.
This is the place where IS proclaimed its Caliphate,
here it was born, and here Iraqi forces say it will die.
On the ground, they are advancing, but struggling to hold
Then frantic gunfire towards a threat overhead.
An IS drone maybe carrying explosives,
This is as far as we can go for now, as you can hear there is a lot
of gunfire in the area, there are snipers in
We have cover here, so we won't be moving from this position,
but within the last half an hour or so, we have heard three car bombs
We have also had a lot of incoming mortar fire, you can hear now
The IS fighters that are in this area are putting
Troops using every weapon, even home-made rockets.
Then, the rush to retrieve a casualty.
We can't say how many have paid with their lives, Iraqi forces don't
But commanders say they have to defeat IS here, or fight them
And as the fighting rages, more weary civilians leave
scarred neighbourhoods, where they have been caught
Few may have endured more than this man.
IS put an anti-aircraft gun near his house.
An air strike, targeting the extremists, brought
My daughters were under the concrete of the house.
They didn't let me see them before they were buried.
As well as losing his daughters and his
He prays God will destroy IS, as they have destroyed Iraq.
Orla Guerin, BBC News, Western Mosul.
Dutch riot police have broken up a rally in Rotterdam in support
of the Turkish President, as the diplomatic row between
The Turkish family affairs minister, who'd tried to join the protesters,
has been escorted by police to the German border and expelled.
Negotiation, but it is in everybody's interest that we get a
good outcome. Parliament's debate about the bill isn't over but after
Mondays of talking about the talk, formal negotiations will soon be
under way. Wanted to campaign ahead of a
referendum in Turkey, hoping to win over Turkish expatriates.
Our Diplomatic Correspondent James Robbins reports
Not our usual image of the Netherlands.
This was the wound the dog left behind as riot police
used considerable force against Turkish demonstrators.
They were angered by the Dutch government's refusal
to allow their politicians to attend a campaign rally in support
He is counting on the backing of more than a million Turkish
citizens living in Europe to expand his powers back home
But his minister for families wasn't allowed to address them.
The second Turkish minister turned back by the Dutch government.
TRANSLATION: In Holland - Holland as a country that speaks
of freedom and democracy - we were faced with very
we should treat women in Turkey. about women's rights and tell us how
All this followed President Erdogan's far stronger
language at a rally, denouncing the Dutch as "Nazi
Those words have infuriated several European governments,
including Germany's, mindful of the Nazi
occupation of Holland during the Second World War.
With are willing to deescalate, they do not help and are unacceptable.
But this is also the collision of two electoral campaigns in Turkey
The Dutch go to the polls first on Wednesday.
It's been a tense campaign, dominated by the anti-immigration
He blames the Prime Minister for allowing immigrants in,
It's unclear how the weekend violence and the extraordinary
diplomatic crisis with Turkey will influence Dutch voters, making
big choices against a background of rising populism across Europe.
The intelligence services are to provide the political parties
with advice on protecting themselves against hackers.
It will come from experts at GCHQ's National Cyber Security centre.
Several politicians have been calling for more assistance,
saying they fear that hackers might try to influence future elections.
Rail workers in three parts of the country
go on strike tomorrow, as the dispute that's caused months
of chaos for Southern Rail commuters spreads to the north of England.
Conductors working on the Merseyrail, Northern
and Southern services are walking out in a row over their future role.
Danni Hewson is at Liverpool Lime Street station.
Aren't 2,000 workers are expected to go on strike tomorrow, with the
north expected to bear the brunt of disruption, there are 19 main picket
lines at driver depots across the affected network which stretch from
here in Liverpool up to Newcastle and down to Sheffield. Of course it
is not just rail users who are being advised to allow extra time for
their Jonnies to and from work tomorrow. -- journeys, the road
network is expect to be congested and rail users consider alternative
transport. It may have been business as usual today but here in Liverpool
and right across the north, commuters are bracing themselves for
chaos. From midnight rail workers with the RMT union will begin a 24
hours strike affecting thousands of passengers.
I don't know how I am going to get home. We will just have to see what
desort out tomorrow. It will be packed. A lot of people will be
strand and won't know where to go. If you are not from the area. The
companies affected are Northern, the UK's second largest operator which
serves passengers across the north including Leeds, Manchester,
Sheffield, Newcastle and Liverpool. Only 40% of their services will run.
Mercy rail which serves mainly Merseyside will run trains every
half an hour rather than 15 minute, and Southern which will still round
90% of services. The row was triggered by proposed
changes to the role of the onboard guard, changes the union says risk
jobs and safety. We believe that services operated on a driver only,
driver controlled operation are fundamentally less safe, and every
train in the UK should retain a second safety critical person
onboard. Efforts to resolve the dispute in
recent weeks have broken down. Operators say they need to modernise
and safety won't be compromised. We put safety at the heart of
everything we do. The Rail Regulator has the indicated this is as safe as
conductor operation of the doors, this isn't about who opens and
closes the door, this is about giving customers what they want. For
now, both sides are at an impasse and few expect tomorrow's disruption
will be the last. In football, Leicester City have
confirmed the appointment of Craig Shakespeare
as their new manager. Shakespeare will be in charge
until the end of the season, having won both his games
as caretaker manager, following the sacking
of Claudio Ranieri last month. Tottenham Hotspur are through to
the semi-finals of the FA Cup, after thrashing League one Milwall
6-0 in the last Cup game to be Millwall had already knocked out
three Premier League teams on their run to the quarterfinals,
but as Katie Gornall reports it was the Premier League
side which progressed. Tottenham were already on their way
to Wembley, it is where they will play next season while their new
home is finished. But here was their chance to travel there early for an
FA Cup semifinal. First they had to get Bassong Millwall, a team on a 17
match unbeaten run, and when Harry Kane limped off after six minutes
they looked like it could be a frustrating afternoon. The England
striker was replaced by Eriksen who one swing of his boot turned the
momentum in Spurs's favour. Great finish from Christian Eriksen. In
their rush for a second goal Son fumbled his first touch but he made
up for it. He makes amend with a beauty. He has played in the shadow
of Cane for much of the season but his movement was too much for
Millwall and he scored again after half-time. Viewing wouldn't get much
easier for Millwall's manager after Spurs added a fourth. The fifth goal
of the game, the first for Janssen after open play, there was more for
more after Son completed a hat-trick. This was the last FA Cup
tie to be played at White Hart Lane, but to natural's tournament