tv The Papers BBC News August 6, 2017 10:30pm-10:46pm BST
this is it how we ended the day. we have some rain up towards the midlands by the morning. not a bad start to the day for scotland and northern ireland. one or two showers into parts of northern england. an improvement in the weather into north and wales should see some sunshine returning to anglesey. some patchy outbreaks of rain across devon and cornwall but across the south—east, relatively warm. i think the likes of ethics, sussex and kent should stay largely dry. some showers in the london region by the afternoon. to the north, looking like a better day for much of wales
and northern ireland. a few scattered showers for scotland and northern ireland. for the athletics world championships on monday, fairly cloudy skies over the london stadium. into the evening hours, we have this weather front into the south and south—west. it will pivot northwards again. rain returns to north wales. clearer, fresh or conditions produced a morning with some showers into the far north—west. low pressure dominates. we have this frontal system here. another area moves its way north into the near continent. there could be some heavy showers into the south—east on tuesday. still some sunshine. this weather front will produce rain for parts of northern england, the midlands and the south—west. sunshine and showers for scotla nd south—west. sunshine and showers for scotland and northern ireland. during wednesday, still some rain for central, southern and eastern
parts of the uk. further north and west it is a better day. it is looking dry by the time we get to thursday. the week ahead is staying on schedule. showers with longer spells of rain. there will be some sunshine in between the showers. goodbye for now. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines: consumer groups say urgent action is needed to tackle a lack of competition in the energy market. they were responding to the launch of an independent review to look at ways of reducing costs while meeting climate change targets. one man has been rescued and another found dead after their boat sank off the west sussex coast. a search operation for two other men who were also on the fishing trip was suspended by the coastguard earlier. china and america have welcomed tough new un sanctions against north korea in the wake of its recent ballistic missile testing. the chinese foreign minister urged his north korean counterpart to make a smart decision
to halt the tests. justin gatlin has received a mixed reception as he was awarded his gold medal for the hundred metres at the world championships. he beat favourite usain bolt into third place in the final in london last night, prompting jeers from the crowd. venezuelan authorities say two people have been killed in a failed attempt to take over an army base in the city of valencia. president nicolas maduro, whose government has been subject to months of protests, blamed the attack on terrorists. and writer victoria hislop talks tojim naughtie about her latest novel ca rtes postales. that's in meet the author after the papers. after the papers. hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow.
with me are reuters business correspondent tom bergin and kate andrews, director of news at the institute of economic affairs. katejoins us for the kate joins us for the first time whereas tom is a familiar face. nice to have you here. let's look at the front pages, starting with the daily telegraph which says brexit negotiators have been accused of trying to push through a £36 billion divorce bill while most of the cabinet is on holiday. the picture shows jessica ennis—hill collecting her 2011 world championship heptathlon gold medal earlier this evening after the original winner was banned for doping. the times reports that record levels of violence and abuse against vulnerable patients at mental health
trusts were reported last year amid accusations of endemic use of force in the nhs. the guardian says 13 areas of england have restricted or com pletely areas of england have restricted or completely halted ivf treatment for women struggling to conceive since the start of the year with a further eight consulting on taking similar steps. the financial times says financial institutions have paid more than $150 billion in fines in the us relating to the credit crisis. the daily mirror has the father of princess diana's driver claiming british police told him she was murdered. according to the metro, a model kidnapped in the land then tortured and offered the sale feared she would be killed. the sun says the model has now described how she was drugged and stuffed into a suitcase. we'll come to that story at the end, but first of all, the daily telegraph, a couple of brexit related stories, tory anger at officials over brexit divorce bill. this is the £36 billion the telegraph reported this morning would be offered to be eu, kate. it looks as if the cabinet are not in the loop. there are two stories on
this front page, the first is how the conservatives are continuing to have this bad er in terms of miscommunication, poor communication 01’ miscommunication, poor communication or not speaking at all, how last month some ministers were not told about plans for eu citizens coming to the uk, and again we have a story where communication has been terrible. to get to the divorce bill itself, it is quite interesting, this 36 billion figure being spouted, because realistically, even though some eurosceptics will criticise paying the bill at all, it isa criticise paying the bill at all, it is a payment to get a good trade deal and it is a sign... it is a sweetness. it is, that a concession, the eu has spending plans assuming the eu has spending plans assuming the uk would be a part of them and 110w the uk would be a part of them and now the uk's leading it is a sign of goodwill to say we will pay something. it may be around 26 billion but 36 billion is not out of the realms of possibility. some calculations suggest we pay 10
billion in the year, with a three or four year transitional period that gets us to this figure. but if this is offered by civil servants without cabinet ministers aware of it, that isa cabinet ministers aware of it, that is a bit of an issue, isn't it? of course, it would be unusual, but there are not many situations where by civil servants go off the reservation and make these offers. one wonders whether the tory anger with respect —— is with respect to the officials or if it is eurosceptic tories telling the government, we don't want to pay any money so we government, we don't want to pay any money so we will continue to put pressure 011 money so we will continue to put pressure on you to pay as little as possible. obviously it will be a matter of negotiation both sides agreeing that money will be paid, but it seems that we have people who are unhappy about that and would like it as small as possible so it they will keep the pressure on. the government will then be locking themselves into a corner of potentially coming out with a very large amount it has to pay, and
thereby undermining the appearance of competence of the government stop the idea of having to pay something has come about because the eu chief brexit negotiator has said we are not talking about anything else until we get this settled. as an opening offer, 36 billion looks like it might have to go up. that is a concern about lea ks, when it might have to go up. that is a concern about leaks, when the numbers come out, the public adjust to this number, then if it is bigger, people in general will say, thatis bigger, people in general will say, that is too much. i think this is more of the pr problem than when it comes to negotiations in brussels. yes. leaks. it seems to be the issue of the day. these leaks and conversations, i doubt anyone in brussels is reading this very much. it seems to be an issue of domestic consultation. i doubt be you chief brexit negotiator is affected by it
—— the brexit negotiator is affected by it -- the eu brexit negotiator is affected by it —— the eu chief negotiator. brexit negotiator is affected by it -- the eu chief negotiator. everyone wa nts a -- the eu chief negotiator. everyone wants a brexit headline so when they will put —— get the numbers they will put —— get the numbers they will put —— get the numbers they will put them everywhere. the other brexit story on the daily telegraph is, nhs seems to have army of british nurses, home—grown nurses! love that expression! did they put them ina love that expression! did they put them in a composting bag and grow them in a composting bag and grow them from seed? it will take quite a long time, won't it? to be serious, the idea that we won't have enough staff to work in hospitals post brexit so we need to train our own. that is the issue, it makes sense when you put it on paper. the shortcoming is that the moment there are plenty of nursing vacancies, la st are plenty of nursing vacancies, last month we saw some figures showing for the first time more people were leaving them joining. the reality is, even now, with eu citizens coming in we still have
many vacancies, said the issue there is, though creating these posts create supply? that is uncertain. the question is, nurses don't feel happy with the job at the moment, over half leaving are not retiring but leaving because they don't want to work as nurses. and we are having to work as nurses. and we are having to pay huge amounts of money for local rooms to in the gap —— locums to fill the gap. the government is worried about inefficiencies when they bring in more money for the nhs, that it will be spent like previous governments in inefficient areas, not services people need when they go to emergency hospitals. but you make a good point, are these nurses picking up thesejobs? i think it is important to note that many european countries, forget the us, singapore and the more radical systems, many european countries which have a better work— life balance for doctors and nurses, see it is not as hard to retain staff.
the nhs has lot to learn, notjust from brexit but in general how to make it more appealing environment. you have to attract them before you can train them. absolutely. and more brexit! in the i... i don't know why iam brexit! in the i... i don't know why i am surprised! tangled eu red tape for british tourists, new regulations will increase compote —— convocations post brexit. we have already seen, passengers coming for already seen, passengers coming for a flight three hours early when normally it is two because it will be more security before we have even left. brexit has certainly tagged those titles which have more to do with the uk being in the open —— not being in the showing an open border area. in this case it is directly tied to brexit, the fees is very small, 5 euros, but it could
potentially coming uk citizens would get permits to last for years, but they will have to go through a process and tick and say where they are staying. i experienced this is american when i come to the uk. it is not owner us, it is doable, but these are small changes people will see as we implement brexit. it has implications. the last thing i would say is brussels should be careful because the uk can reciprocate whatever brussels puts in place. exactly, and a lot of people like to visit here at the moment. don't people go to france or spain? better weather. certainly in the last few weeks! what is interesting is it is like the system in the united states, the uk will find itself in a world where it is a mid—side play —— mid—size player dominated by large blocks like china, which will make
rules that seem convenient to them, they may be bad ideas but they will make the decisions without reference to our interests, so we could find more things like this, little inconvenience we face, simply because someone inconvenience we face, simply because someone in brussels or berlin has decided to do something a particular way. unfortunately we will get these decisions and we may find a lot more of this red tape and friction in doing business and transport in the future. why would anybody be surprised by this? laughter. actually, i think it's the uk were to reciprocate by slashing red tape and being the country with the freest travel, and the easiest trade, it could get a good reputation. you are right, if countries don't take that these citizens could feel the inconveniences. the financialtimes, thank goodness tom is here! laughter .iam thank goodness tom is here! laughter . i am sure you will do a better job. banks rack up $150 billion in
us fines since the start of the financial crisis. here we are nearly ten yea rs financial crisis. here we are nearly ten years on, aren't we, and this is still a headline story. in the financial times admittedly. for people like myself! laughter. make it matter to us, tom. this week is an anniversary, this is what this story is about. few people will remember it, but there was a little—known remember it, but there was a little— known hedge fund remember it, but there was a little—known hedge fund run by a little—known hedge fund run by a little— known french bank, little—known hedge fund run by a little—known french bank, and about ten years ago this week it told its investors they couldn't take their money out, usually they shouldn't be allowed to do that. the reason was that some of the investments the hedge funds invested in, sub—prime investments, when not performing as well as the bank expected, so this is seen to be the beginning of the financial crisis to people like myself. we are