19/04/2017 Reporting Scotland


19/04/2017

The latest news and weather from around Scotland presented by Catriona Shearer.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 19/04/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

That's all from the BBC News at Six, so it's goodbye from me -

:00:00.:00:00.

Tonight on Reporting Scotland, we are live at Westminster

:00:00.:00:00.

on the day MPs approved a snap general election.

:00:07.:00:20.

If it is right that the people here have a vote on the future of the

:00:21.:00:26.

country, why isn't it right that the Scottish people have a vote? Now is

:00:27.:00:32.

the time for an election because it will strengthen our hand on a vote

:00:33.:00:35.

on Brexit. It is time for second Scottish independence referendum was

:00:36.:00:39.

it will weaken our hand in negotiations on Brexit.

:00:40.:00:40.

The First Minister's group of 54 SNP MPs abstained in the vote,

:00:41.:00:43.

but it still passed with an overwhelming majority.

:00:44.:00:47.

So we'll be bringing you the latest action and reaction

:00:48.:00:49.

And from the green rolling hills of the Borders,

:00:50.:00:55.

Good evening from Westminster, where MPs are - three years

:00:56.:01:25.

earlier than expected - preparing once again

:01:26.:01:29.

A UK general election will be held on the 8th June after MPs backed

:01:30.:01:36.

the Prime Minister's call for a snap poll.

:01:37.:01:41.

The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, made the Scottish National Party's

:01:42.:01:44.

initial election pitch here this morning, before MPs had even voted

:01:45.:01:50.

on the Conservative government's plans for that June election.

:01:51.:01:53.

And, when it came to the vote on that issue this afternoon,

:01:54.:01:56.

Here's our Westminster Correspondent, Nick Eardley.

:01:57.:02:07.

It started, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon was quick off the mark

:02:08.:02:19.

today, setting out her party's electoral pitch. Only the SNP stands

:02:20.:02:24.

between Scotland and an increasingly hardline Tory government. She

:02:25.:02:27.

offered to work with other parties to try and keep the Conservatives

:02:28.:02:32.

out of government and argue that an SNP win in Scotland would mean the

:02:33.:02:35.

case against another independent vote... When the time is right will

:02:36.:02:44.

crumble to dust. In 2015 her party won 56 Scotland's 59 seats. I will

:02:45.:02:50.

be leading a campaign to return each and every one of the constituencies

:02:51.:02:53.

be leading a campaign to return each to the SNP that we won in 2015 and

:02:54.:02:56.

have a go at the other free as well. Winning both 56 seats will be a huge

:02:57.:03:03.

challenge. Ruth Davidson has predicted that we have hit the peak

:03:04.:03:05.

challenge. Ruth Davidson has and the only way is down. Hello! All

:03:06.:03:11.

smiles as the campaign begins. But there is a long road ahead. The

:03:12.:03:17.

Prime Minister hopes to be smiling, too, come June the night. She wants

:03:18.:03:22.

your backing for her Brexit plans for government, she said offering...

:03:23.:03:26.

A chance to have a general election to secure the strong and stable

:03:27.:03:31.

leadership the country needs to see us through Brexit and beyond. But

:03:32.:03:34.

she has faced claims of hypocrisy for saying that an independent vote

:03:35.:03:39.

would be a distraction but calling an election in response. It will

:03:40.:03:43.

strengthen our hand in the negotiations on Brexit, but now is

:03:44.:03:47.

not the time for a second Scottish independence referendum was it will

:03:48.:03:50.

weaken our hand in negotiations on Brexit. The SNP and Conservatives

:03:51.:03:56.

argue that it is a straight battle between them in Scotland but others

:03:57.:04:00.

want your vote as well. The Lib Dems will speak for people in Scotland

:04:01.:04:05.

who want Scotland in the UK and the UK engage with the EU. We want to

:04:06.:04:10.

send a message that we don't want another independence referendum and

:04:11.:04:13.

a message to the Prime Minister that we don't want a Tory hard Brexit

:04:14.:04:17.

Ozturk a large majority of MPs backed an early election. SNP MPs

:04:18.:04:26.

abstained. And so, for the next seven weeks, there will be arguments

:04:27.:04:33.

from across the political spectrum about policy, about Brexit, about

:04:34.:04:34.

the future of the UK and Scotland. Let's talk live with the SNP's

:04:35.:04:45.

deputy leader, Angus Robertson, who leads the party at Westminster. Your

:04:46.:04:50.

MPs abstained on this question this afternoon. Why couldn't you make up

:04:51.:04:55.

your mind whether you were for or against an election? We are in

:04:56.:04:59.

favour of an election, just not for fiddling around with the legislation

:05:00.:05:04.

of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act. We were not going to give the Prime

:05:05.:05:08.

Minister a blank cheque. But there is now going to be a general

:05:09.:05:11.

election and in Scotland it will be a straight contest between the SNP

:05:12.:05:15.

and the Tories, and I think most mainstream people in Scotland, when

:05:16.:05:18.

they are going to look for a party that will stand up for Scotland or a

:05:19.:05:23.

party that will pursue a hard, damaging Brexit, will vote SNP. It

:05:24.:05:28.

is either Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn for Prime Minister. Who would

:05:29.:05:33.

you prefer? It is going to be disastrous for the Labour Party,

:05:34.:05:36.

which is why the Prime Minister has called an early election, so the

:05:37.:05:39.

question for us is whether we are going to sign a blank cheque and let

:05:40.:05:43.

the Prime Minister get on with what she wants to do or whether we are

:05:44.:05:47.

going to send people to Westminster to stand up for Scotland, to oppose

:05:48.:05:53.

austerity and make sure that our ability to make decisions for

:05:54.:05:56.

ourselves is protected. I am confident that the SNP will defeat

:05:57.:06:02.

the Tories in Scotland. In terms of the UK picture, the First Minister

:06:03.:06:05.

has raised the possibility of working in some kind of alliance

:06:06.:06:08.

with Labour and other parties, if that could keep the Tories out.

:06:09.:06:11.

Tonight, Jeremy Corbyn appeared to rule out doing any business with

:06:12.:06:16.

your party. Frankly, he's ruling out the prospect of running the

:06:17.:06:21.

election. I don't think anybody seriously believes Labour will win

:06:22.:06:24.

the election. We are happy to work with other parties try and get a

:06:25.:06:28.

progressive alliance if the maths stats, but it's unlikely that it

:06:29.:06:33.

will. At this stage, given that the election campaign has only just

:06:34.:06:36.

started, I think we should start off on the right foot by embracing the

:06:37.:06:40.

opportunity to properly debate the issues in the run-up to polling day,

:06:41.:06:45.

and that is why I think an emerging issue we are hearing about is the

:06:46.:06:47.

fact that the Tories are not prepared to debate with the other

:06:48.:06:50.

party leaders, and I think we will hear more about that in the next

:06:51.:06:56.

weeks. Two years ago, you campaigned for what you called for financial

:06:57.:07:01.

responsibility for Scotland. Since then, the First Minister has

:07:02.:07:03.

demanded another referendum on independence. When you have a

:07:04.:07:09.

specific commitment to a second referendum in your manifesto? There

:07:10.:07:12.

is more than a demand about a referendum. The people of Scotland

:07:13.:07:15.

gave the Scottish Government a mandate in the Scottish Parliament

:07:16.:07:18.

elections, and since then the Scottish Parliament has voted in

:07:19.:07:22.

favour of there being an independence referendum. Just as I

:07:23.:07:25.

think the Prime Minister has made a U-turn on the timing of a general

:07:26.:07:29.

election, I expect she will U-turn and we will have a referendum in

:07:30.:07:33.

Scotland, given that that is what people voted for. Thank you very

:07:34.:07:34.

much. Our political editor,

:07:35.:07:35.

Brian Taylor, casts a wry glance Now, in politics, these are pretty

:07:36.:07:59.

troubled, confusing times. I thought I'd try and take things back to the

:08:00.:08:03.

roots. Over the next few weeks or so, you might find it handy to have

:08:04.:08:07.

a clove of garlic ready to keep those canvassers away. What I really

:08:08.:08:11.

want to do is quote that great Scottish sage, the movie ogre Shrek,

:08:12.:08:22.

who reminded us that onions have layers. So, too, do elections. The

:08:23.:08:27.

first layer is the constituency. This isn't a presidential contest.

:08:28.:08:32.

These are Westminster Parliamentary elections. You are directly electing

:08:33.:08:35.

a constituency MP, your local champion. Secondly, the UK

:08:36.:08:41.

Government and you are selecting indirectly a tenant for this house.

:08:42.:08:45.

You are choosing a UK Cabinet in overall control of the economy. Both

:08:46.:08:52.

sides say, alongside institutional turmoil, there must be an emphasis

:08:53.:08:57.

on growth and jobs. Focus on the economy, on telling us exactly what

:08:58.:09:02.

the government is going to do to create an environment that business

:09:03.:09:05.

can actually grow and invest in. That should be the priority. It's

:09:06.:09:09.

about jobs, investment and infrastructure for business. A focus

:09:10.:09:15.

on the policies that matter to people in their daily lives. It

:09:16.:09:18.

should be about the quality of employment, the fact that too many

:09:19.:09:22.

people are in a precarious work, with low paid, they don't have

:09:23.:09:25.

access to quality public services, and those people work in public

:09:26.:09:28.

services are struggling to provide quality services. Layer three,

:09:29.:09:36.

Brexit. Theresa May once support for her for long version of quitting the

:09:37.:09:41.

EU. She wants a bigger majority, to steer that through Parliament. The

:09:42.:09:43.

proponents want variously to challenge her, either thwarting

:09:44.:09:46.

proponents want variously to Brexit altogether, defending the

:09:47.:09:49.

single market or seeking a Scottish deal. And there is independence. The

:09:50.:09:58.

Tories hope that a bigger vote for them in Scotland would ease the

:09:59.:10:04.

pressure for a referendum. By contrast, the SNP give primary focus

:10:05.:10:07.

to countering Conservative austerity and a hard Brexit. They insist they

:10:08.:10:10.

already have a Holyrood mandate for a referendum, but they say a big

:10:11.:10:16.

vote for them would reinforce that, meaning that the Tory opposition

:10:17.:10:20.

would crumble to dust. But of course there is another thing to bear in

:10:21.:10:24.

mind when you are unappealing the layers of an onion. It could all end

:10:25.:10:26.

in tears. I'm joined by the Secretary of State

:10:27.:10:40.

for Scotland, David Mundell. Now is not time for the renewed debate

:10:41.:10:44.

about independence, so why on earth is it time for a general election?

:10:45.:10:48.

They are completely different propositions. What Theresa May has

:10:49.:10:51.

brought forward is a short, sharp election, a six-week campaign in

:10:52.:10:55.

order to allow their to be a five-year Parliament during which

:10:56.:10:59.

the Brexit negotiations, transition, five-year Parliament during which

:11:00.:11:02.

implementation can take place, to give maximum certainty and stability

:11:03.:11:06.

and flexibility in those negotiations. The proposal for an

:11:07.:11:11.

independence referendum is to have a divisive referendum campaign right

:11:12.:11:14.

in the middle of these unprecedented negotiations. That isn't acceptable,

:11:15.:11:19.

and it's not acceptable that, in such a referendum, people in

:11:20.:11:22.

Scotland would not be able to have a clear idea of what they were voting

:11:23.:11:27.

on. If the SNP win the election in Scotland and finish with the largest

:11:28.:11:31.

number of seats, doesn't that give them a renewed mandate to push for

:11:32.:11:38.

that referendum? This is a UK wide election. The decision of the people

:11:39.:11:43.

of Scotland in 2014 was to remain part of the UK, and therefore

:11:44.:11:46.

elections for the UK Parliament across the whole UK. If the SNP

:11:47.:11:52.

continue to campaign in relation to a referendum, they will face a very

:11:53.:11:55.

robust campaign from Ruth Davidson and my Conservative colleagues

:11:56.:11:59.

saying no to another referendum, and standing up for Scotland's place in

:12:00.:12:06.

the UK. The SNP say, in the event that they win most seats in

:12:07.:12:11.

Scotland, the Prime Minister's opposition to a second referendum

:12:12.:12:14.

would crumble. Suddenly, she has had a dramatic change of mind on the

:12:15.:12:18.

issue of a general election. If she can change her mind on this, why

:12:19.:12:21.

should we believe any of her other commitments? She made it clear that

:12:22.:12:26.

this was a difficult decision but made in the national interest in the

:12:27.:12:31.

context of the Brexit negotiations. It has become clear that a general

:12:32.:12:34.

election in 2020 would cut across the Brexit process, the negotiation

:12:35.:12:39.

process, bringing uncertainty to that, and the implementation,

:12:40.:12:44.

transition and moving forward with the Brexit field. That is why she

:12:45.:12:48.

has changed her mind. She has been clear about why she has done it. And

:12:49.:12:53.

everybody's interests, people across the UK, is to get the best possible

:12:54.:12:58.

deal from these negotiations, so everybody should be coming together

:12:59.:13:02.

to ensure that is achieved. ... David Mundell, Secretary of State

:13:03.:13:03.

for Scotland, thank you. So, to that campaign and the battle

:13:04.:13:05.

for your votes to come. What is on your mind

:13:06.:13:08.

and how will you decide where to mark your cross

:13:09.:13:10.

on the ballot paper? Cameron Buttle reports

:13:11.:13:13.

from Scotland's most marginal seat. This is called Scots view, because

:13:14.:13:31.

it was said to have been Scots' favourite views of the Scottish

:13:32.:13:35.

borders, and it is in the heart of the Berwickshire Roxburgh and

:13:36.:13:37.

Selkirk constituency, which covers a huge swathe of southern Scotland,

:13:38.:13:41.

from the west right over to the east. All of that is the battle

:13:42.:13:47.

ground for the closest fight in Scotland. And that includes places

:13:48.:13:57.

like Hoyke, Galashiels, and Kelso, where it is the talk of the town. I

:13:58.:14:01.

think public transport is a big issue here because it has been cut

:14:02.:14:08.

so badly. And the NHS. If I could get rid of this independence

:14:09.:14:16.

argument, that would be a wee help. But that isn't going to happen.

:14:17.:14:22.

Undecided. Whether devout Scotland to go on their own or just stay. I

:14:23.:14:28.

don't know if she's running scared a little bit. So you are going to go

:14:29.:14:35.

SNP? Yes. In one shape or another, this constituency was Liberal

:14:36.:14:40.

Democrat -- Liberal Democrats the decade but, in 2015, the SNP swept

:14:41.:14:46.

through the Borders. Callander took the seat by 328 votes. Second place

:14:47.:14:50.

went to the Scottish Conservatives. Michael Moore for the Lib Dems was

:14:51.:14:55.

knocked into third, but he still got more than 10,000 votes. The question

:14:56.:15:00.

is, what will happen to those votes? Is interesting. Brexit will come

:15:01.:15:05.

into it. 60% voted to remain in Europe. 66% voted to remain in the

:15:06.:15:11.

UK. It's a mixed message, a mixed message going out to the Tories. I

:15:12.:15:17.

would imagine the Tories will be expecting to wrestle it away from

:15:18.:15:25.

the SNP. That is the key votes. Labour has never had a big showing

:15:26.:15:29.

down here, although they do have their voters. But some of them are

:15:30.:15:32.

thinking hard about what they are going to do. Here, I voted Labour,

:15:33.:15:40.

but people -- labour will never get involved but you wouldn't think

:15:41.:15:47.

about tactical voting? No. Unless I thought the Tories would get an

:15:48.:15:53.

extra seat. There are around 75,000 votes to fight for in this

:15:54.:15:55.

constituency. It doesn't get any tighter.

:15:56.:16:02.

but now it's over to the studio in Glasgow, where Catriona Shearer

:16:03.:16:05.

Police Scotland say officers have "no authority" to arrest

:16:06.:16:13.

a suspect who is the subject of an Interpol alert.

:16:14.:16:15.

Harris Binotti is being sought by authorities in Myanmar,

:16:16.:16:18.

They want to question him about the death of another British

:16:19.:16:22.

Both men had been working as teachers there.

:16:23.:16:27.

Mr Binotti left Myanmar the day before Mr Ferguson's body

:16:28.:16:29.

According to newspaper reports, Mr Binotti has

:16:30.:16:38.

The funeral of the millionaire car magnate Sir Arnold

:16:39.:16:41.

He began his business in the 1950s, and became Britain's richest car

:16:42.:16:49.

trader, selling 200,000 vehicles a year.

:16:50.:16:51.

The private service was held at Glasgow Cathedral.

:16:52.:17:00.

The Scottish Conservatives say they want to be a "national" party

:17:01.:17:03.

again as they launched their manifesto for

:17:04.:17:05.

As a general election also looms, they're standing firmly

:17:06.:17:08.

against a second independence referendum, while also appealing

:17:09.:17:10.

for what they call a "decade of SNP centralisation" to be reversed.

:17:11.:17:13.

Our political correspondent Andrew Kerr has more.

:17:14.:17:21.

The Conservative leader is not in the mood for mending fences. Ruth

:17:22.:17:27.

Davidson is wanting to break new ground. Hopeful out what these new

:17:28.:17:30.

electoral challenges may bring for the party. We are always happy to

:17:31.:17:35.

serve as the community! She's attempting to give the Conservatives

:17:36.:17:39.

a new look, as she helped with the refurbishment of this

:17:40.:17:41.

a new look, as she helped with the children's Centre. They are opposed

:17:42.:17:45.

to a second independence referendum, a key plank in the campaign. But

:17:46.:17:49.

they also want to reverse what they call as a decade of SNP

:17:50.:17:53.

centralisation. We are all about local democracy, we would be leaving

:17:54.:17:58.

local democracy, the SNP believes the opposite. They do not trust

:17:59.:18:03.

councils but we do. We want to hand power back to councils, and

:18:04.:18:07.

communities, so that they can make their own areas flourish. Localism

:18:08.:18:12.

for growth is the main theme of the campaign. Handing power back

:18:13.:18:17.

includes having directly elected provost 's, competitive taxation to

:18:18.:18:23.

encourage growth with councils keeping more revenue, and a

:18:24.:18:26.

significant focus on education, with a pledge to extend childcare to more

:18:27.:18:32.

disadvantaged one and two-year-olds. This local goblet election is hugely

:18:33.:18:35.

important to the Scottish Conservatives and I want there to be

:18:36.:18:42.

a Scottish representative in every community so we are truly national

:18:43.:18:46.

again and so people can see our strength, and that we are the only

:18:47.:18:49.

people capable of taking on the SNP in the election one month later.

:18:50.:18:54.

They want more of Scotland painted blue, ultimately trying to look like

:18:55.:18:58.

an alternative Scottish Government. So the Conservatives are set for

:18:59.:19:02.

this election on the 4th of May, with the local campaign in the fall

:19:03.:19:07.

swing. But all eyes are on the main prize. The 8th of June, the general

:19:08.:19:11.

election. Andrew Kerr, BBC reporting Scotland,

:19:12.:19:14.

Edinburgh. And in Rugby, just two Scots have

:19:15.:19:17.

made it into the British and Irish Lions squad for the summer

:19:18.:19:19.

tour of New Zealand. Full back Stuart Hogg and winger

:19:20.:19:22.

Tommy Seymour are head coach Warren Gatland's only Scottish

:19:23.:19:25.

selections in his 41 man squad. More from our sports

:19:26.:19:27.

reporter David Currie... Two lions and a shirt, like the one

:19:28.:19:34.

these Glasgow boys will be wearing on the Lions tour of New Zealand in

:19:35.:19:39.

the summer. No wonder their faces are gleaming... I'm chuffed to be

:19:40.:19:43.

going to New Zealand. It's hard to sum up. There's been a lot of

:19:44.:19:49.

speculation in the last few weeks as to who is going and who is not.

:19:50.:19:54.

Since my name was read out today, I'm massively excited for the next

:19:55.:19:58.

few weeks ahead. It is amazing, an amazing feeling. A really proud

:19:59.:20:04.

moment for me and my family, when things like that happen. As everyone

:20:05.:20:09.

described it, it is a things like that happen. As everyone

:20:10.:20:13.

once-in-a-lifetime kind of thing. After a successful 6 Nations tour

:20:14.:20:17.

where Scotland won three of their five matches, including wins over

:20:18.:20:21.

Wales and Ireland, there was disappointment as well. After all,

:20:22.:20:25.

there are 11 Irish and 12 Welsh players in the squad. To have two in

:20:26.:20:31.

this stage, that's very disappointing. I thought one of the

:20:32.:20:36.

brothers may have gone. Schwartzman, Finn Russell, if you look at those

:20:37.:20:42.

selecting it, they have gone with who they know. The Welshman and the

:20:43.:20:46.

Englishman, they have gone with who they know and who they trust.

:20:47.:20:50.

Selection is a matter of opinion. I slightly disagree but that is what

:20:51.:20:56.

makes it interesting. This will be a physically demanding tour, with ten

:20:57.:21:00.

matches being played in just about five weeks, including three tests

:21:01.:21:02.

against the world champions New five weeks, including three tests

:21:03.:21:07.

Zealand. That means injuries and further call ups are inevitable.

:21:08.:21:12.

With Scotland on tour in Australia, while the Lions are in New Zealand,

:21:13.:21:17.

Scotland players may make handy stand-bys! David Currie, Reporting

:21:18.:21:19.

Scotland, Murrayfield. Now let's get the

:21:20.:21:21.

forecast from Chris. Good evening, spells of sunshine

:21:22.:21:29.

around for many of us today, the morning cloud clearing away, and the

:21:30.:21:33.

sun coming out. A second batch of cloud comes in from the West.

:21:34.:21:38.

Sunshine at 16 degrees. Tonight, fairly cloudy for most of us, as

:21:39.:21:42.

cloudy weather in the West spreads eastwards. Dry for most because

:21:43.:21:46.

there will be some spots of rain. This cold front is in the West. For

:21:47.:21:51.

western coastal areas and perhaps towards the Southern uplands spots

:21:52.:21:55.

of rain, mist and murk to go with it. For many of us, dry and cloudy.

:21:56.:22:02.

And mild once again. Temperatures in towns and cities no lower than 6-8 .

:22:03.:22:07.

To begin the day tomorrow, a cloudy start with some spots of rain across

:22:08.:22:12.

western areas. Heavy rain towards the Northern Isles, windy from the

:22:13.:22:16.

West. Rain moves away from the Shetlands, lingering in Orkney. In

:22:17.:22:22.

the West, drizzle and light rain off and on for a good part of the day

:22:23.:22:25.

but further east it is largely dry and largely cloudy. It will be a

:22:26.:22:34.

milder day tomorrow compared to today. In the West were cloud and

:22:35.:22:38.

drizzle is, stunted somewhat. In the north-east, 17 degrees. Brightness

:22:39.:22:44.

coming through, that's in the east. From Peterhead southwards to the

:22:45.:22:48.

Borders. Heavy rain across Orkney lingers for most of the day. The

:22:49.:22:53.

Shetlands are brightening. The rest of the afternoon and into the

:22:54.:22:58.

evening and overnight it is cloudy again, wet weather intensifies a

:22:59.:23:01.

touch across the North West. This weather front moves in as we head

:23:02.:23:06.

into Friday. High pressure is tantalisingly close but that weather

:23:07.:23:09.

front will produce some wet weather for us. On Friday, cloudy without

:23:10.:23:13.

bricks of rain moving southwards. Northwards, bright weather but

:23:14.:23:19.

cooling down. It will feel chilly with strengthening north westerly

:23:20.:23:22.

breezes as well. That's the forecast for now.

:23:23.:23:24.

Nobody from the Labour Party joining for the moment - now back

:23:25.:23:34.

Nobody from the Labour Party joining us at Westminster this evening, no

:23:35.:23:39.

audio was available, but the former Scottish Secretary for the Liberal

:23:40.:23:43.

Democrats is here. I'm a bit confused, your party insisted that

:23:44.:23:46.

we should have a fixed term parliament but you voted

:23:47.:23:50.

enthusiastically for an early election here today. Context is

:23:51.:23:55.

everything, the fixed term parliament 's act gives the right to

:23:56.:23:59.

MPs to dissolve Parliament, it was not to be held in the power of the

:24:00.:24:02.

Prime Minister, that has happened here today. It is not what we

:24:03.:24:08.

necessarily -- where we would necessarily have wanted to be but I

:24:09.:24:12.

think she may have done it for cynical reasons, we need a general

:24:13.:24:15.

election and we are up for this fight. You will try and use this

:24:16.:24:22.

election to overturn the vote in the referendum on Brexit. What we will

:24:23.:24:26.

be using the election for is to put the case for a sensible Brexit, one

:24:27.:24:32.

that rejects Theresa May's hardest possible Brexit, which would take us

:24:33.:24:36.

out of the single market and the customs union. We believe there are

:24:37.:24:40.

better ways where we can engage with the EU in future, and when we have

:24:41.:24:45.

that deal, at that stage, the deal which is structured be put to the

:24:46.:24:48.

people in a referendum. The people which is structured be put to the

:24:49.:24:52.

started this and they should finish it. Alistair Carmichael for the

:24:53.:24:56.

Liberal Democrats, thank you. Final thought from our Westminster

:24:57.:24:59.

correspondence David Porcher. How do you think this contest will shape up

:25:00.:25:03.

in the next 50 days? After the shock of yesterday, the nitty-gritty today

:25:04.:25:08.

with legislation going through to allow their to be a general

:25:09.:25:11.

election. Different campaigns in different parts of the UK. England,

:25:12.:25:16.

essentially, will have a campaign about Brexit and leadership that

:25:17.:25:19.

Jeremy Corbyn has said he wants to do no deals with other parties. In

:25:20.:25:23.

Scotland, that inevitably will be put through the constitutional

:25:24.:25:29.

question and a second referendum. Politicians may say they don't want

:25:30.:25:33.

to discuss it at the moment but by the end of the seven weeks, that is

:25:34.:25:34.

exactly what we will have done in the end of the seven weeks, that is

:25:35.:25:36.

Scotland. David, thank you. the end of the seven weeks, that is

:25:37.:25:45.

Thank you to all of my guests here at at Westminster on a historic day.

:25:46.:25:51.

MPs voted overwhelmingly 522-13 to have an early general election. We

:25:52.:25:56.

know the Prime Minister Theresa May intense debate to go ahead on the

:25:57.:26:01.

8th of June in just 58 days' time. There's a lot of campaigning to take

:26:02.:26:05.

place between now and then, plenty more debate across the BBC but from

:26:06.:26:09.

all of us here at Westminster, enjoy the rest of your evening. Good

:26:10.:26:11.

night.

:26:12.:26:15.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS