tv The Papers BBC News March 22, 2018 10:45pm-11:01pm GMT
hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are political correspondent for the financial times, laura hughes and michael heaver, who is the co—owner of political website, westmonster. making your debut with us this evening. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. so let's start with the financial times, which leads with the trade tariffs against chinese imports to the us announced by president trump earlier today. the telegraph features a large picture of one of the invitations to prince harry's wedding to meghan markle which were sent out today. the guardian continues with its coverage of the cambridge analytica scandal, revealing facebook shared information on 57 billion ‘friendships‘ from the social networking site. the i has a picture of detective sgt nick bailey, the police officer who was discharged from hospital today having recovered following exposure to the nerve agent used against former russian spy sergei skripal. the metro says that sergei skripal
could face permanent brain damage. the times says the prime minister's bid to persuade eu countries to harden their stance against russia following the poisoning attack means at least five european allies were preparing to expel russian diplomats. the daily mail leads with an impassioned plea to ministers to ensure new passports issued after the uk leaves the eu are made by a british company, after it was disclosed a french company has won the contract. and finally, the sun claims that an easyjet pilot was caught out posing for pictures on snapchat during a flight to madrid last week. so lots to talk about this evening, let's talk about the fallout after what happened in salisbury, and the times have got theresa may's uni macro allies preparing to expel russian diplomats stash eu allies. they have put out a statement saying it was russia behind the attack. michel barnier has said eu have
agreed that there is no other alternative explanation as to who was behind this attempted poisoning of this double agent and his daughter and also the story goes further and it suggests other countries might do what we have done, expelling 23 russian spies. russia retaliated at the weekend and they have ticked at 23 of hours so it is interesting to see of other countries follow suit —— kicked out 23 of ours. it is interesting as to what other countries can do because there are sanctions in place at the moment and many people are calling for economic sanctions to really hurt the russians, but will the russians care too much if latvia expels 23 of their spies? some european nations get there and eg from russia and they are —— get their energy from russia and they might be worried about upsetting the russians too much what it is quite interesting for all -- it is quite
interesting. michel barnier with that statement, but then jean—claude juncker gave a statement in support of vladimir putin, so we have a split within the eu. the member states governments is one thing but within the eu a different tone struck from donald tusk to jean—claude juncker and that is interesting, the eu seems to want to push into a military style fair —— foreign affairs outlook. in terms of the human story of salisbury, the police officer who has been in hospital now discharged, nick bailey, saying life will never be the same for him. extraordinary thing to go to, —— to go through, he was just thing to go to, —— to go through, he wasjust an thing to go to, —— to go through, he was just an ordinary policemen responding to a call from the public, but he has been in hospital
for a few weeks now, and it has been reported that the double agent and his daughter might have permanent brain damage, so he is lucky to get out of this alive. but this has also shifted the whole debate in terms of the public interest because this was a serving police officer who was affected by this, slightly different cases in the past where it was russia against the uk, this was an incident which affected one of our serving police officers. michael, the financial times, donald trump and the beginning of what some see asa and the beginning of what some see as a trade war targeting robots and drugs in the latest swipe at chinese imports. you will remember donald trump talking about china a lot in his election campaign, he spoke about them a lot, and his idea of running america from a business perspective, he says they are being smashed to pieces by china economically. there is a 300 is the £5 billion trade deficit with china, absolutely huge —— 375 billion
dollars. this is what donald trump was elected to do and i think it will be very popular with american workers. economists said no one ever really wins a trade war and the fallout is usually disastrous. the eu were very concerned that tariffs that might be put on steel imports could impact them so donald trump has given some guarantees that it won't affect european countries, so this is a war with china. yes, china is the big target. your paper, the ft. is the big target. your paper, the ft, the bank of england signalling an interest rate rise in may, we have our predictions in the past which have not turned out to be true, are we in for one? inflation is still above the 2% target and today and over the last week wages are growing, so some action will be taken, and we have seen a pattern of this amongst members of the monetary
policy committee coming out in favour of a rise from 0.5 up to 0.75% and the group were broadly in agreement that something should change and i think it will be likely that your mortgage could become a bit more expensive in may. is that the right step question we have to wait and see. —— is that the right step question up we might see a slow pick—up in wages, so this is a story to keep looking at in terms of the migration policy and brexit that could have a real impact. the daily express, the thin blue line being broken, this is about police cuts, essentially. absolutely shocking. the greater manchester police's deputy chief says they have lost 2000 officers and the amount of
forces that are struggling to answer 999 calls and there was a report that said it takes days in some cases and i think this is an underreported story. when you look at the police cuts, it has been pretty severe, you are looking at public order offences all over the country, top six areas the crime, london, birmingham, manchester, leeds and sheffield, but they are going up every year, these crime statistics was the two couple that with falling police numbers is devastating. increase spending on the police? jeremy hunt said nurses will get a small pay rise, it is quite topical and there are conservative mps who are very aware that after years of austerity and squeezed wages and caps on salaries, that maybe now is the time if the economy is doing a bit better to give our policemen and teachers pay rise as well. and now a few of the other stories. invitations for the
royal wedding, expecting to get one? it has not come through my front door, may be a mistake. lost in the post. maybe the milkman has stolen it. it would have been like christmas morning for some people, running down to see if they had one of these letters. have you had one? i have not. will you be watching the wedding? probably not. i'm sure it will do big numbers. yes, the public are obsessed and it will be a wonderful day. you will be watching the cup final instead. what a day. also in the telegraph, potholes, they make you fat they stop recycling. give you a pot belly, maybe. —— they make you fat, they stop you cycling. i thought this was a joke. but this is about people
feeling more confident cycling. i have never heard anyone say, i'm not going for exercise, there are too many potholes. cyclists do say that cycling can be very dangerous and people have died because they have hit potholes. it is the first i have heard of it. i think running and walking, i wouldn't. . . heard of it. i think running and walking, iwouldn't... yes, heard of it. i think running and walking, i wouldn't... yes, you can run around them. the roads are a bit ofa run around them. the roads are a bit of a mess, especially after the bad weather? this is a very emotive issue and it is very important and it gets a lot of traction in the house of commons, and a lot of cheering if it gets a mention. if you live in a rural area will rhodes could get improved, but i think you could get improved, but i think you could go for a run or a walk —— if you live in a rural area of course your roads should get improved. the last story. the sun, people
inappropriately taking pictures of themselves, one is an easyjet pilot and one is a couple of police officers at the scene of a murder taking a selfie. nowadays, the whole social media craze, that one moment of madness that people do, not necessarily bad people, we'll make mistakes, but if you put this on the internet it is there, and millions of people can see this —— we all make mistakes with the eecjet thing is one thing, but —— the easyjet is one thing, but with policemen at a murder scene taking a selfie, i'm sure they are not bad guys will we have the response from the metropolitan police, they say the officers have showed a lack of judgment and they will be spoken to
and reminded of how to use social media responsibly. it is a lack of judgment. if you are flying a plane and carrying people's lives. yes, this is the front page. this pilot is caught playing a game at 30,000 feet. i don't expect pilots to be com pletely feet. i don't expect pilots to be completely focused all of the ﬂight. completely focused all of the flight. there will be a auto flight mode and it is safe but that isn't a good look. if you are scared of flying that is the last thing you wa nt to flying that is the last thing you want to see so that is poor judgment. and with rising knife crime in london, i don't think they meant it maliciously but that is bad judgment. easyjet have said they will speak to the individuals involved as well. keep your head down and do yourjob and get off social media. that is your message, michael, thank you very much indeed. that's it for the papers tonight.
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in wales and the south—west, sufficient clout and wind to keep the temperatures up overnight —— cloud. the main transferring its way further into scotland and that could be heavy at times, we might see improvements across northern england and northern ireland, most of england and wales enjoying sunshine, and that is ahead of thickening cloud. 12—13 in the sunshine, and a bit cooler further north for scotland. this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at 11pm: the european council backs britain over the salisbury nerve agent attack, agreeing that the only plausible explanation
is that russia is responsible. the police officer who was exposed to the nerve agent attack is released from hospital, saying his life will never be the same again. one year on from the westminster bridge attack, a memorial is lit to remember all those affected by last year's terrorism in the capital. coming up on newsnight, we will have more on bullying in the house of commons. we will hear about the staff member who complained about the behaviour of an mp, only to find relu cta nce the behaviour of an mp, only to find reluctance among other mps to take action against one of their own.