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tv   The Papers  BBC News  September 2, 2017 10:45pm-11:01pm BST

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hello. this is bbc news with rachel schofield. stay with us for the papers in a few minutes, but first.. utility companies could be charged by—the—hour for digging up busy roads in england. the government believes it might encourage contractors to speed—up repairs, and reduce traffic jams. the local government association has welcomed the proposals. simonjones reports. misery for motorists in leeds today, costing time and money. now the government is considering making companies pay to do work in peak time. i think that's a good idea, and it may cut the roadworks down and stagger them a bit more. you'll often come past and there'll be nobody here a lot of the time, and you think, why did you dig it up if you are now working over there, you know, how can you do it? so, yeah, that could make a big, big difference. 2.5 million roadworks are carried out each year. it is estimated to cost the economy £4 billion, as people are late for work or deliveries don't arrive on time. companies could be charged up to £2500 per site, to work on roads during the day. the government says trials have already seen severe
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congestion fall by a half. we've been trialling it in london and kent and it's proved extremely successful, and we estimate that there's been about 600 less incursions into the highway surface than would have happened otherwise. motoring groups want some reassurances. it's absolutely right that roadworks should be more efficient and they should be done in as short time as possible. one thing that we would not like to see compromised, though, is quality. so it's important that whilst we improve the efficiency of roadworks quality is not compromised, because the last thing that motorists would want to see is a stretch of road being rushed and botched. the group that represents utility companies points out that they are carrying out big infrastructure projects designed to boost the economy, and if they have to pay to close roads, it offers less value for money for their customers. they also say that around half of all roadworks aren't carried out by utility companies, but by highways authorities, designed to improve the layout and surface of the roads. firms are being told
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they could avoid the charges by carrying out work at night, or coordinating plans with other companies. the scheme could be introduced in 2019. simon jones, bbc news. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are nigel nelson, who's the political editor at the sunday mirror and sunday people, and the political commentatorjo phillips. let's look at the front pages. the observer says that the prime minister theresa may is facing a revolt from remain supporting mp‘s over the upcoming brexit bill. the same story leads the sunday telegraph, with tory rebels being told to back brexit or get corbyn. the sunday times also leads with a brexit story,
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it says theresa may has secretly agreed a £50 billion divorce bill with the eu. the mail on sunday says that theresa may ignored a memo from sir lynton crosby telling her not to risk a snap general election. and the express leads with presents left to pen—pals by moors murderer ian brady, who died in may. so, let's begin, and i think we can see from that what is dominating and it is brexit and politics. jo, we are going to start with the daily mail, the bombshell, apparently, dropped by lynton crosby who said you should not be thinking about a general election. nevertheless, she did? she did, and completely ignored him. the mail on sunday have got this memo from lynton crosby, who was called while he was away on a long planned family holiday in fiji.
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he said, you need to call one of the chiefs of staff, and was told they we re chiefs of staff, and was told they were thinking about going for an election. he said, i'd think that is a smart idea. he asked what research had been done, heard that none had been done. 0bviously said, you know, this is a bonkers idea, are you sure you are going to go ahead with this? furthermore, there's a real risk that the conservative vote would end up that the conservative vote would end up broadly similar to what the party got in 2015, voters do not want the uncertainty. this also comes on the same day that the prime minister, in the poll for the same paper, shows that conservative voters think that they have more chance of winning if she quits. boris johnson they have more chance of winning if she quits. borisjohnson is the favourite to replace her. but i think this memo that has been linked just shows the total shambles that was going on. and then we saw it
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played out, embarrassingly, toe curling lee, through every day of the election campaign. it's amazing that everybody thought the way they did. calling the election was always high risk. everything that had happened in america, the voters were behaving particularly keenly, and nothing was guaranteed. the article says it was lynton crosby's strategy to make theresa may the centre of the campaign. the strong and stable leader? exactly, it wasn't about the tory party, it was about theresa may. anybody that spent five minutes in hercompany may. anybody that spent five minutes in her company knows that she couldn't sustain that. lynton crosby should have known. what he was thinking to try to do it that way was bound to actually fail. pages and pages of this in the daily mail, but we must go on to the sunday times. staying with theresa may, this is the suggestion that theresa may has secretly agreed the terms of a divorce bill, they have numbers and everything? we should say our
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esteemed colleague chris mason has it on high authority from downing street that this story is absolute rubbish. they say it is to be not true. maybe we should move on? tim shipman, also an esteemed colleague, says a tory source who has discussed the plans with theresa may's inner circle, saying they are planning to approve a politically explosive brexit bill of up to £50 billion after the conservative party conference in an effort to kick—start the talks and negotiations with the european union. it means britain would pay between £7 billion and £17 billion a yearfor between £7 billion and £17 billion a year for three years after brexit before ending the sizeable direct payments. i don't know if you believe that? the trouble is, it's about time somebody put a figure on what we are going to have to pay. i think the onus is on michel barnier and the eu, they are the ones selling this thing. we are the
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buyers, if you like, and they should come up with it. we fight estimates of any thing from 40 billion to 100 billion. let's start with the actual figure so that we know what it is. then we can also find out what we are buying, we can talk about, 0k, we might pay that amount of money for staying near or in the single market. whether the story is true or not, downing street have denied it, we will be somewhere around this figure. she will have two actually come up with money within this kind of range. we just don't know what it is. that is why europe must say what they want from us. staying on brexit, in the observer, this is the suggestion that if tory backbenchers start to create a fuss about brexit and the terms thereof, they might be ina spot and the terms thereof, they might be in a spot of bother with the whips? yes, what comes up is the repeal bill, which has come down from the
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great repeal bill, what it was originally called. 0n the day of brexit, all eu law becomes uk law. com pletely brexit, all eu law becomes uk law. completely sensible. a lot of people don't like it. a lot of clauses suggest that powers would be taken away from parliament and handed over to whitehall. anyway, a lot of tory rebels, there has been a major assault from labour, trying to get the tory rebels to come over to them. the euro supporters in the tory party. the warning is that if you do that, we could be into general election territory. the government could fall if she can't get through her bill. according to the observer, the whips are leaning on mps and saying, don't do this. of course, the mps are saying, the more they lean on us, the more they are inclined to have a go. they lean on us, the more they are inclined to have a golj they lean on us, the more they are inclined to have a go. i will move us inclined to have a go. i will move us on, but let's jump inclined to have a go. i will move us on, but let'sjump to inclined to have a go. i will move us on, but let's jump to the sunday times, just to finish. time is tight. it is a totally different
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story, but an interesting one. five—year—olds wearing the hijab as a school uniform. new figures coming out? it is they survey the sunday times has done. it has shown there are times has done. it has shown there a re lots of times has done. it has shown there are lots of state primary schools that allow girls as young as five to where the muslim headscarf, this is just the headscarf, not covering the face or anything. the idea of wearing the hijab, normally it comes in at puberty, not at the age of five. there are completely understandable concerns, which i must say i share. it is alarming female muslim campaigners, church leaders and academics, they say it is sexualising little girls. basically saying to them, you must be covered up because you are a sexual thing, a sexual temptation. there are concerns, 0fsted are looking to see if headteachers have
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been coming under pressure from external organisations, from parents 01’ external organisations, from parents or religious leaders, to bring this in. there is quite a difference across the country. a fifth of 800 primary schools, including church of england primary, in 11 regions, now lest the hijab as part of their uniform policy, which is odd for five or six—year—olds. uniform policy, which is odd for five or six-year-olds. i think we disagree somewhat on this one. i would be happy about this, provided the parents of the children are happy, and the schools are happy. the principle of the hijab being school uniform, i don't have a problem with it. well, we end on a glorious disagreement. we have had to be short and sweet, because time is tight. we will be back in the next hour. thanks tojo and nigel for now. we will be back at 11.30 when we will have more time for more discussion and disagreement! that have a look at the weather prospects. hello, a lovely start to the weekend, with the exception
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of a few sharp showers in east anglia. most places were dry with some sunshine, with skies like this. sunshine is harder to come by tomorrow. this is today's weather on the satellite picture, this is tomorrow's. this atlantic weather system coming in. in fact, through the night we are going to see outputs of rain spreading across northern ireland and reaching into western fringes of scotland, wales and south—west england. the wind picking up with this as well, gales developing through the irish sea. high cloud spreading further east across the uk. all of that means temperatures aren't going down as far as they have done on recent nights. there willjust be a few of the clearest parts, eastern scotland and eastern england, thatjust dip down into single figures in the countryside. let's take a look at things in the morning. some wet and windy pictures across south—west england and wales, with heavy bursts of rain. the wind direction will favour the heaviest rain into south facing hills. look at the contrast to the east. some hazy sunshine around here. fairly pleasant start of the day. some in the east will stay dry
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all day, although the cloud will thicken further as the wind picks up. rain knocking on the door of north—west england. it will be in no hurry to come in. rain pushing across northern ireland overnight, into much of south—west scotland. at this stage, the north and east are mainly dry. this weather system, once it is into the west, it really doesn't want to move further east with any great haste. so, what we find is just gradually some outbreaks of rain affecting parts of north—west england, the midlands, western parts of south—east england, pushing into the north—west of scotland. down the eastern side of scotland, for much of eastern england, we are likely to stay dry, though cloud increasing. quite cool with the rain. quite pleasant if you have some hazy sunshine. it could be a lot worse for stage one of the tour of britain, the cycling getting under way at edinburgh here. a lot of cloud around here, increasing breeze, but much of the day it will be dry. as we look through sunday evening, still a bit patchy rain set to feed further east across east anglia and the south—east of england. a lot of low cloud, mist and hill
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fog in the west as well. this weather system just grinding to a halt across the uk on monday. because it's there, expect a lot of cloud on monday. not a huge amount of rain, just some patchy, mostly light rain and drizzle. a few brighter breaks coming through east anglia, south—east england. another weather system bringing more rain back to parts of scotland and northern ireland through the day. this is bbc news. the headlines at 11:00pm: on his second visit this week, president trump praises the people of texas, as he meets those affected by flooding there. as tough as this was, it has been a wonderful thing, i think even for the country to watch and for the world to watch. it's been beautiful. the retired field marshal lord bramall and the family of the late lord brittan receive compensation from the police over false child abuse accusations. tens of thousands of rohingya muslims flee violence in myanmar, escaping a military crackdown. also in the next hour, we will take another look at the sunday papers.
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the sunday times says theresa may has secretly approved a £50 billion
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