tv The Papers BBC News January 25, 2018 10:45pm-11:01pm GMT
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brexiteers will say we need a clean break, to make the most of the upside of having our own trade deals and all the rest. we want to get out and all the rest. we want to get out and do ourown and all the rest. we want to get out and do our own thing. precisely, jacob rees—mogg who is a leading brexiteer and probably the mouthpiece of brexit along with borisjohnson is mouthpiece of brexit along with boris johnson is not mouthpiece of brexit along with borisjohnson is not necessarily saying anything new or that the prime minister has not set herself in her own lancaster house speech, and that is that she has put together a 12 point plan and its unequivocal in saying we must be out of the single market and out of the customs union. what's interesting talking about the comparison with boris's intervention is the humility of invective that has been quite good on government because it's got people thinking the government might spend more on the nhs once we brexit. it is also had the effect of having been a consensus around the cabinet table that there will be a brexit dividend. when it comes to hammonds, andi brexit dividend. when it comes to hammonds, and i was getting this
mood earlier in westminster, they are angry that funnily enough, pardon the pun, his view keeps on diverging from the message the prime minister is trying to put out. it makes it look like there is no consensus between number ten and 11 which is awkward at a time when theresa may is once again looking vulnerable. it is extraordinary that senior cabinet ministers feel they can speak out like this without any threat of potentially being sacked. i interviewed bernard jenkin early and he said maybe it's time for another reshuffle, she needs to bring in people who agree with her. we had one suddenly last week of the week before. people are still talking about the fact that as you say, the really big senior cabinet ministers, the foreign secretary, home secretary to a certain extent, chancellor of the exchequer seem to feel they have license or the ability to go out there and say these things and they know they will not be sacked. every time they do it it weakens theresa may, a mixer looked as if she is captive of
cabinet rather than in command of them. that is what of course immediately prompts all the speculation about how long she will be there. there is the split in the cabinet, you can't get away from it, they have different views of what they have different views of what the future will look like after brexit. how will they resolve that? the issue of europe is always dividing all parties, it's notjust a problem for the conservatives but for labour as well who similarly cannot seem to agree on what the brexit end stage should look like. equally, because this has come with another story, the chairman of the 9022 backbench committee receiving more letters from mps urging theresa may to go. let's look at that. there isa may to go. let's look at that. there is a lot of rhetoric around westminster tonight, if somebody is going to be resigning, it should be philip hammond. it's an interesting one. theresa may in this hugely difficult position of trying to manage brexit when there is no
agreement on it, trying to manage the government and there seems to be no agreement on whether she should be there or not. it's tricky, a rock and a hard place situation. the question is, are these real threats to move against you? i detected this week in westminster, definitely there is frustration that she has not being bold enough on things like the nhs, that she has not got that vision for the country. this extraordinary story in the guardian, the idea that there are 48 letters that must be written to graham brady, they are a bit worried they might get there and have this accidental leadership contest. somebody else apparently has written a letter, those sources close to graham brady which usually means the man himself have talked that down and said the figures that have been bandied about are not right. there is no doubt there is a substantial numberof is no doubt there is a substantial number of people who certainly willing to consider the possibility ofa willing to consider the possibility of a change in leadership if they are not actually seeking to go for it. the fact is, if she will be
unseated, she will be unseated by the brexiteers, who think she is too close to the view being put forward by the chancellor, that the break with the eu won't be significant amount to satisfy them. that's why this speech from jacob rees—mogg tonight is significant. she has been put on notice that they would be prepared to move against, if she moved too far in other direction. she is walking the tightrope. even though that might risk a general election, and allowing jeremy corbyn into number ten? or alternatively for the brexiteers, is it worth to have jeremy corbyn for the brexiteers, is it worth to havejeremy corbyn in number ten or an arch remainer in theresa may's position? in regard to the brexiteers, the question is whether they will attribute this beginning of bread lines that we also saw yesterday the david davis —— this
pinkening of red lines. yesterday he seemed quite casual saying there we re seemed quite casual saying there were no bread lines at all, it was not just a were no bread lines at all, it was notjust a case of pinkening but the idea that they had been robbed out altogether. it is up to mrs major tidies loose ends together and reassert the point you made in the lancaster house speech that we will move lancaster house speech that we will m ove o nto lancaster house speech that we will move onto a different position. interesting to see it that materialises. now onto the front page of i think every newspaper, that photo of donald trump and theresa may shaking hands. there they are at davos. they have not seen they are at davos. they have not seen each other since a number of spats over a number of issues including the tweets that president trump retweeted, actually, which was the bridge and first tweets. a few problems. —— britain first tweets. the body language was as good as they could make it but it is a complete farce. theresa may says, shoulder to shoulder, trump says
joint at the hip. they must be virtually one body right now! laughter a horrible thought for all concerned. it is simply not true. bridging and the us offered further apart on key issues now than they have been for as long as i can remember. residents and prime ministers tried to stay in june remember. residents and prime ministers tried to stay injune as much as they can, they always claim that they are, but this time it's a complete fabrication. despite brexit, theresa may is in favour of global free trade, donald trump is a protectionist. they disagree fundamentally over iran and whether or not to carry on with the treaty signed there, they disagree over climate change, they disagree over the response to islamist and other terror threats. fundamentally disagree on whether or not the way to tackle that is to look for greater integration within society oi’, greater integration within society or, in donald trump's case, to push people out, because you don't like them. this nonsense about a special relationship which has been nonsense
ever since the press was invented has been a farce. he is coming to britain? it might be a working visit, not a state visit, without the bells and whistles of an event that you would usually expect in london, it might take place elsewhere. we know the president is keen to go to scotland because that's where he can trace its roots, his mother was scottish. ifeel that's where he can trace its roots, his mother was scottish. i feel it still goes beyond that, and for people living in britain and america there is a great deal of shared culture, there is an affection across the pond, it will be even more strength and come may when an american actress marries into the royal family. all these different stages are quite significant, perhaps with a capital p it's not, but there is still a recognition between both countries and their inhabitants that there is a more special relationship with america than some other countries. it does
not go much further than we kind of speak the same language and we watch a lot of their telly and they love us in the crown. let's move on to a relationship with another country, russia. an extraordinary headline and story in the daily telegraph, russia ready to kill us by the thousands, this is the defence secretary. it's all about, thousands, this is the defence secretary. it's allabout, he thousands, this is the defence secretary. it's all about, he says, the possibility that russia could effectively hack into our energy supply and therefore lead to lots of death. on one level he is right but it's an extraordinary headline, were she ready to kill us by the thousands. why would they want to do so? the actual quote is, they could cause thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths. that is to extrapolate what might happen, but that would only happen if there was a world war going on. i don't think anyone is suggesting we are at that point. however there is no doubt they are looking very closely at bridge and's vulnerabilities and the
particular when he's talking about here is our vulnerability in terms of energy supply. —— britain's vulnerabilities. if people have wondered why in the past theresa may, who is a cautious prime ministerand may, who is a cautious prime minister and now she may, who is a cautious prime ministerand now she is may, who is a cautious prime minister and now she is a cash—strapped government, have agreed to a £20 billion cost for this reactor, this is your answer. we have to have energy security. there is no doubt the gchq and others can see that the russians are looking at where we are vulnerable. though she was concerned about chinese involvement in that. she reassessed that. we are always concerned about chinese involvement in everything. what's interesting here is pointing out the common perception now with regard to the russian threat, it does not quite match the reality of what they are capable of. uses the example of the plan for russians will be landing craft to appear in the south bay of scarborough or off brighton beach.
who is imagining that?! but that they want to quote, kill our national infrastructure, is certainly food for thought. finally, throat lozenges don't work according to the telegraph. neither does cough syrup. my father, a retired gp, has a lwa ys syrup. my father, a retired gp, has always said this, it's nonsense. they all sell different things, tickly cough, chesty cough, it's all nonsense. how long have i spent at the pharmacists counter wondering whether i've got a tickly cough or a dry cough. i think it's all psychological, if you think they we re psychological, if you think they were it probably gets you through your next interview if you have a tickly cough. and bad for my ministers, the chancellor we were talking about earlier was feeding the prime minister and cough sweets during her speech at the tory party co nfe re nce during her speech at the tory party conference and it did no good. a p pa re ntly conference and it did no good. apparently a throat spray more effective. they are much better. that's it for the papers tonight.
don't forget you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc news website. it's all there for you — seven days a week at bbc dot co uk forward slash papers — and if you miss the programme any evening you can watch it later on bbc iplayer thank you lance price and camilla tominey. goodbye. tomorrow should be a dry day. before we get there, let's look at the showers today, they have moved east but at the same time weakens. showers easing in northern ireland. skies tending to clear. those showers moving over the irish sea and into wales.
they will become fewer and lighter, but we are left with a residue of cloud across most of england and wales. should not get too cold. a different story for scotland and northern ireland, likely frost. maybe fog as well. scotland will see the lowest temperatures overnight and first thing tomorrow morning, more across northern ireland we may have some fog around for the first half of the day. into england and wales, cloud breaking at the end of the night to allow those temperatures to get close to freezing in the north—west, perhaps on to west wales as well. most places have a dry day, decent sunshine but a bit more of a struggle across the east midlands, east anglia and the south—east, that club reluctant to break. should do eventually, and by then we will see more cloud probably arriving in northern ireland. temperatures a degree or two lower than today but with light winds and sunshine, should not feel too bad. rain into the north—west gets ambushed by this developing area of low pressure, most of the rain as we head into saturday will be coming in across the uk, could be quite heavy rain for a while across the western hills. the rain should ease off of it in the afternoon, may get some sunshine in scotland away from the showers but will pick up
stronger winds as well. we are drawing in some mild air off the atlantic so while there will be more cloud around, temperatures will be higher than on friday. mild air will start to push further in across the uk during the second half of the weekend, this is really mild air, if temperatures could be 14 01’ 15. windy weather to begin in the far north—east of scotland, rain elsewhere, perhaps over western hills. a generally cloudy day, mild, temperatures 12 to 13 degrees. quite temperatures 12 to 13 degrees. a blustery weekend winds quite a blustery weekend, atlantic winds on the scene, mild as well but turning cooler next week. this is bbc news.
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