Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes - the largest defeat for a sitting government in history.
MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal, which sets out the terms of Britain's exit from the EU on 29 March. We get reaction from Allie Renison of the Institute of Directors. Justin Urquhart-Stewart of Seven Investment Management, Liam Murphy of the professional services firm Wachsman, which has its European headquarters in Dublin and the US perspective from Susan Schmidt of Aviva Investors in Chicago.
May Facing Crunch Vote on Brexit Deal
Theresa May is expected to be defeated when British MPs vote on her EU withdrawal deal. The BBC's Rob Young is at the Houses of Parliament and talks with Labour opposition MP Stephen Kinnock about the impact on the UK prime minister of her likely defeat. Also in the programme, France's President Macron is embarking on a tour of town halls to find a way out of the "yellow vest" crisis that has brought parts of the country to a standstill. Sophie Pedder is Paris correspondent for The Economist, and tells us whether Mr Macron is likely to succeed. We have a report from the Detroit Motor Show, as Ford and Volkswagen set up an alliance to try and cut the cost of the technological revolution that is rippling through the industry. Plus we find out about the prospects for modular housing.
Demonstrations Across Sudan As Inflation Triggers Protests
The past several weeks have seen a surge in street protests across Sudan. The economic picture there is pretty bleak. With inflation calculated by independent analysts as running at 130 percent or more, people are dying for lack of basic medicines and food as basic as bread is intolerably expensive. Hilary Matfess, Research Analyst at the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data project gives us a sense of the scale of the protests. Dr Willow Berridge at Newcastle University tells us about the population's grievances.
Plus Peter Jankovskis of Oakbrook Investments on the day's trading on Wall Street.
May Makes Fresh Push for Deal Votes
UK prime minister Theresa May has made a new push to persuade MPs to back her Brexit deal. We look at the potential impact on business if the deal falls, with John Longworth of the campaign group Leave Means Leave, who is a former head of the British Chambers of Commerce, and Jasmine Whitbread, chief executive of the business group London First. Also in the programme, there have been protests in Zimbabwe after the government more then doubled the price of gasoline. Our reporter in Harare Shingai Nyoka tells us why people are so upset. A UN-backed paper has warned about the impact on marine life of pumping into the sea a chemical-laden brine which is a by-product from desalination plants that make salty seawater drinkable. Manzoor Qadir is one of the paper's authors, and explains its findings. We have a report from India exploring why demand for gold in the country is waning. Plus our regular workplace commentator, Pilita Clark of the Financial Times, considers whether there could be benefits to providing a workplace beer fridge.
Trump Urged To Reopen Government
Senator Lindsey Graham has said that temporarily reopening parts of the US government, which has been closed for 3 weeks) would allow talks to resume between Republicans and Democrats. Ariel Cohen, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington, explains why pressure is growing to reopen the government. This could be the most defining week of the Brexit process so far, with MPs due to vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May's deal on Tuesday. Mrs May has said that failure to back the deal would be catastrophic. Does Ann Pettifor, Director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME), agree? Indian elections are a few months away so we look at the current state of the economy and with Italy close to recession we hear that the populist government in Rome is learning some harsh economic lessons. (Photo: a protestor demands an end to the shutdown. Credit: Getty Images.)