tv The Papers BBC News March 26, 2019 11:30pm-12:00am GMT
i'm babita sharma in london. the headlines: british mps put forward alternative plans for brexit, as speculation grows tributes have been pouring about whether theresa may can in for roger rankin. continue as prime minister. the beat‘s twitter feed said he passed peacefully, and that he was a fighter. we report on the islamic state ubllo simply had the message "big love". families that want to return and musician and campaigner billy bragg said "rest easy, to europe, but have been told they're not welcome. hello. like an excitable lamb spring there are people around the world weather can leap about a little bit from one extreme to another. that is who will be watching this and they what will happen over the next ten will think leave her there. if they days. the jet stream as to the wa nted will think leave her there. if they wanted to go there, leave her. no, north, high pressure to the south, keeping things mild and fairly but it is not about what people are quiet. really weekend into next week, notice how thejet quiet. really weekend into next thinking about me. week, notice how the jet stream returns and wishes to the south of us, putting us on the cold side with i'm rico hizon in singapore. a greater chance of things turning or turbulence. the phil costa also on newsday. .. claims of a "whitewash ofjustice", after us prosecutors drop all charges against us actor schapelle, for instance, for the jussie smollett for allegedly next seven days, notice our staging a racist and homophobic attack. temperatures temporarily rise with i have been truthful and consistent the jet stream to the north and then on every single plunge away as things turned colder —— takea plunge away as things turned colder —— take a look at sheffield. it is fairly static to the south of us. feeding in atlanticare. after a
chilly start across southern areas, some frost, a pleasant day. sunshine breaking through the cloud across england and wales compared with what we saw during tuesday. especially the cloudier areas. in the far north of scotla nd the cloudier areas. in the far north of scotland rain around at times and a noticeable breeze. 15—16 in aberdeenshire. 14—15 three parts of england and eastern wales. through wednesday night, greater chance of the cloud melting away. a greater chance of mist and fog bombing under the centre of the high pressure. this is where the windows live in the skies are clearest. that expense further northwards, more sunshine around uk wide. early morning mist and fog and frost were clear away. a brighter day in the north and west of scotland. i chance of one or two showers in the breeze. all places in double—figure. could hit around 17 across some parts of central and eastern england in particular. the high pressure is on the move thursday night into friday. still there across england and wales but starting to receive, allowing a
breeze to develop through the northern half of the uk and cloudy western areas. rain in scotland. the best of the sunshine through eastern wales, central eastern england, south—east scotland, we could see 17- 18 south—east scotland, we could see i7— 18 celsius. south—east scotland, we could see 17— 18 celsius. the temperature changes towards the north. that is because this cold front approaches later in the day and into friday bring outbreaks of rain. they gradually push yourself with those we go into the weekend. for saturday, the chillier errors on the move. a brighter day for scotland and northern ireland. cloudierfor england and wales. a weak weather front pushing southwards with occasional showers. uncertain how positive it will get during the day. the mildest of the across that south—east corner. that cold front gets away as we go into sunday. we are all in the fresh air. high pressure pushes in. light winds around, a frosty start. sunshine on sunday. there will be a notable east breeze down from the north across
those eastern areas. further west you will see more sunshine. but no the temperatures. dipping down to levels that should be lower than normal, 7— 11 degrees. the high pressure is a temporary feature as we go into the start of the week. low pressure to the north—west takes hold. greater chance of rain. into the middle part of the week, opening the middle part of the week, opening the door to northerly winds. cold as sinking down. low pressure then developing was the south—east. easterly winds across the country. it all sums up to leave the other way. it is much colder and windier. there will be wet weather around at times and the air will be cold enough for some of the showers to turn wintry. a little bit of sleet, hill snow, and hail certainly possible. it is all in the joy of spring. hello, this is bbc news. we will be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment. first the headlines: mps prepare to take part in a series of votes tomorrow to try and find
an alternative to theresa may's brexit deal that the house of commons can support. uefa opens disciplinary proceedings against montenegro after some fans made racist chants towards england players during their euro 2020 qualifier victory last night. jack shepherd, convicted of killing a woman in a speedboat accident on the thames in london, is to be extradited back to the uk from georgia. six teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of ransacking an islamic education centre in newcastle, where copies of the koran were ripped up and windows smashed. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are brexit editor of the telegraph, asa bennett,
and political commentator jane merrick. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the telegraph reports conservative mps are going to demand a resignation date from theresa may in return for backing her brexit deal, next to a piece by once—leadership—hopeful borisjohnson deploring the state of the brexit negotiations. the guardian has the same story, and news of a $16 million new york appartment which the government has bought for the uk's trade commissioner for north america. the i has a minster complaining about the treatment of theresa may by her colleagues, saying that a male prime minister would be treated differently and that what is happening smacks of misogyny. the financial times leads with questions about the collapse of the savings firm london capital and finance. the metro goes with a housing development which has planted a hedge preventing the children of social tenants using a communal play area.
the mirror reports that from 2022 all new cars will be fitted with speed limiting devices. the times goes with the same story, as well as coverage of the royal trip to cuba. and the sun carries news of a robbery where £1 million worth of gems have been stolen from a jeweller‘s on fleet street once home to victorian ‘demon barber‘ sweeney todd. so a varied set of front pages. let's take a look at a few in more detail. why don't we start with the times this time. fearful brexiteers swing behind theresa may's deal, fearful presumably of other alternatives, and that is why they are going to swing behind it. is there any truth in this? yes, so tomorrow we will have indicative votes in the house of commons and a list will be whittled down tomorrow. i think we
have sort of had the eve of the indicative votes today, there have been two major events, one with borisjohnson been two major events, one with boris johnson and an been two major events, one with borisjohnson and an event with iain duncan smith, and basically the brexiteers setting out their stall and saying where we are now and whether we think that theresa may should stand down or set a timetable for her departure. i think there is also focusing for them that they could be after tomorrow, with a softer brexit, and they now have to decide. it is no longer a choice between theresa may's deal and no deal, it is a choice between theresa may's deal and a softer brexit and they are pretty worried that they are going to actually throw out the brexit baby with the bathwater. jacob rees—mogg today was coming back, boris was hinting he might come back although he is not there yet, and i think there is a consolidating. she needs 38 tory mps to change their minds. does it mention in the times, iain duncan smith has voted against her deal
twice. given the deal hasn't actually changed, does that present him and others with problems? this is why they need other things to change, like potentially the leadership. he obviously told the times there was a pretty good chance of the prime minister's deal getting through. but if she offers to quit, because that would help some of the fellow holdouts, and he very much said that should come sooner rather than later. what are you changing the singer and not the song? yes, of course, but the song they would argue needs to be played better, change the lyrics and have a different standard. theresa may has hit all the duff notes, to stretch the metaphorfurther, hit all the duff notes, to stretch the metaphor further, so hit all the duff notes, to stretch the metaphorfurther, so they hit all the duff notes, to stretch the metaphor further, so they feel they can have another go, third open to the choir and see who wants to step up. in seriousness, though, it seems really like they want to try and push their luck, in that sense see what they can get. they know that theresa may wants to try and get the third meaningful vote this
week. this is what the guidelines say, they expect the brexit to be delayed, with the expectation it will be voted on this week. so there is this maximum crunch point, although she is making clear she is not going anywhere yet, if they could just about get the deal to squeak over the line, maybe she might say something. who knows?m she did announce that she was going, would that be a substantive enough change forjohn bercow to let her bring the deal back for a third time? it is more for the tory brexiteers, thejohn bercow issue is a different procedural thing. but it is really interesting, there is almost a game of chicken going on, what happens tomorrow if nothing gets a majority? these are indicative votes, but there isn't a majority around anything. the brexiteers can shrink back from their new position stop they could go back to their harder position and
say there isn't a majority for a soft brexit, so let's stick to our guns because we could get no deal out of this. it could all change, because ministers want to the idea because ministers want to the idea because they all thought, you might think it is naive, but they thought the result of these votes would show that the only deal in town was the prime minister's deal, everything else was chasing and tilting at windmills. now, of course, ministers are making very menacing noises about voting for something against oui’ about voting for something against our manifesto, or something unattainable, and we can't really pursue it. to an extent they have a point, because the eu has a say in these things. talking about the leadership, a potential leader in waiting, borisjohnson, one paper held an event, boris on brexit live. again, he was someone who to come
back with a musical metaphor, he played the best tunes, he knew what to do, got the crowd roaring but there was a frustration in that role. he is very good at telling jokes and quips and making light of the prime minister who got rid of all the leavers when she wanted to have us leave. but where was the grit in that? as one said, everyone has gone all soft. he was very hurt, saying i fought all the has gone all soft. he was very hurt, saying ifought all the battles, and the psychodrama was there for eve ryo ne the psychodrama was there for everyone to see in that if he wanted to try and go for the deal, they would seem weak and soft, but if he held out he acknowledged there was a real risk that brexit could be lost. and we should say he has written on the front of the telegraph, a striking headline, people's day of jubilation hijacked by spineless pirates, a reference to the date we we re pirates, a reference to the date we were supposed to leave the eu on friday. is this a not so subtle hint that he still wants to be leader?
yes, and he absolutely does. i think if we are going to have a tory leadership contest this summer, say, he will be a candidate, and it is whether he can get enough support, whether he can get enough support, whether his credibility is still there after a pretty disastrous time as foreign secretary. he has dithered on brexit. as a wider question, it is notjust about the conservative party, it is about the future of any government, and the future of any government, and the future of any government, and the future of the country, what kind of brexit are we going to get? if we have a hard brexit prime minister we will have a hard brexit country, this is not just will have a hard brexit country, this is notjust about a tory leader anymore. it is also interesting that boris is talking about cancelling brexit on friday. the thing is, brexit on friday. the thing is, brexit would have happened on friday if his colleagues and himself would have voted for theresa may's deal. there is a certain irony there because a few weeks ago they voted against a meaningful vote, because theyjudge there wasn't a risk to brexit. what has happened? the nightmares are slowly coming true.
and did he respond to that when subscribers put it to him? well, he simply acknowledged that he was having to fight for the best brexit deal. so i think many of the leaders, the trouble is many of them vigorously opposed the deal. but what would happen next? they don't mind. theyjust want in/ out. in the words of one of the readers, boris and these politicians should be standing and fighting, getting off the mat, not being so submissive. let me put you both on the spot. will theresa may still be there at the end of the week?|j will theresa may still be there at the end of the week? i think she will, but will she have set out a timetable? possibly she will have to do. she is speaking to the 1922 committee, she will have to give a little bit of a hint. she was speaking to them last week and were supposed to be giving a hint, wasn't she? well, she didn't speak to them
last week, and they are really going to wa nt last week, and they are really going to want to catch up with her, and in the days that have followed there have been people telling her to her face that she should go. and she has reacted, apparently, very thank you very much for that, thank you for telling me. it is all going to be built into something, but the question is what? after all she is not someone who is going to be in a rush unless he absolutely has to, to leave. she thinks she can really see it through, but of course she did say to her party after the general election, i got us into this mess, i will get us out of it. and if they are still thinking she has left them in this mess, something will have to change. mind you, she has proved remarkably resilient. and the sun, picturing it in a slightly different way. the eu to ban a clock change. the uk may be made to obey —— sun. i presume this is if we have a so—called soft brexit. we have to wave goodbye to long summer
evenings. it is quite sensible of the sun saying this is what you get under a soft brexit. you are going to lose your summer. actually, it is slightly more complicated than that, but basically from 2021, the european commission is suggesting that all european countries should standardise their times throughout the year, so you don't have the clocks going forward and back, you stick on british summertime or on gmt. this sunday we are going forward in ourand gmt. this sunday we are going forward in our and it is a great moment for gardeners because you could get more time in the garden. i think it is the sort of thing that does resonate with people, actually, when they think how does the eu change for me? it is stories like this, and it is put in a very hostile way to europe, but there are ways in which... and we will find out soon, the ways in which being in the eu affect our lives for the better, and potentially sometimes for the worse. so this is a good illustration of the way that
brussels likes to standardise things. because this will be a move thatis things. because this will be a move that is brought in across the eu from 2021, and so the risk they are trying to highlight is that basically if brexit has dragged on so long that we are effectively still in a transition period, still acting as if we are effectively in the eu then, that we may all have to follow suit in that way. whereas if one assumes that we are out, then that means we will be able to vary ourtime that means we will be able to vary our time zones. we will still be in control, to borrow the phrase. it does raise one complication, if i can mention ireland, we will have a period when we are in different time zones on period when we are in different time zones on the same island of ireland, the republic of ireland will be in a different time zone for half the year to the uk in northern ireland, ina year to the uk in northern ireland, in a sense. it will give us a contrast with something like china, really huge, all one time zone, so none of that separate regions.
forgive me, you have read into this more than me. we could presumably stay on british summertime all year round. of course. it obviously, we wa nt round. of course. it obviously, we want be copping the eu, but is brexit not choosing to...|j want be copping the eu, but is brexit not choosing to... i get you. we shall see. rather resting. an interesting highlight in the i —— rather resting. pma vic term of sexism. theresa may's supporters are accusing her critics and saying it smacks of misogyny. it is a really ha rd smacks of misogyny. it is a really hard edge, the criticism she is getting. if david cameron was still prime minister and he was floundering and struggling in the way she is, you would imagine they would be just as strong. although sometimes there are certain remarks that do feel like a thing, tory mps,
those who have been in the military, perhaps, saying she is in the killing zone, it is a macho starting stuff. but, at the same time, the history of the tory party is something where they have put women in charge of notjust something where they have put women in charge of not just the something where they have put women in charge of notjust the party something where they have put women in charge of not just the party but the country, but those women, like margaret thatcher and now theresa may, have been absolutely hounded in the last few days. and you can't say the last few days. and you can't say the same for david cameron orjohn major. they were battered, they suffered election defeats, they reside with, seemingly, everything in control and the party missing them, rather than saying thank god you gone. do you think it smacks of misogyny, jane? i think it is an interesting talking point, actually stop at the prime minister has handled brexit very badly. she has been intransigent all along. she has had one line, it is my deal or no deal. and no deal is better than a bad deal. at the last minute, three weeks ago, she completely change that. she has been stuck in a rut
and has been unable to compromise. in december, she had the opportunity when she defeated her mps and the confidence vote, she could have gone to the house and said how do i get a compromise, how do i get a brexit deal through? instead she tapped towards the er g and did what they said, basically. try to appeal to them. there is that. i want as well, andi them. there is that. i want as well, and i don't know the answer to this question, is there anything of female prime minister, and there is only a sample of two, whether to be a female prime minister you have to sort of try to play up to clear side, very masculine traits like sticking to your guns and not being a compromise or consensus a seeker. and i wonder whether theresa may has fallen into that and whether she is just theresa may and it is in her nature not to move at all. one they will have to asker. let us look at the guardian. a magnificent room with a view —— ask her. a $16 million penthouse for a civil
servant, who i assume is a man, this is the person, the british government had bought this flat at great expense for the man, i assume it's a man, it will be negotiating trade deals with america, presumably if we are free to make them. yes. this is anthony phillipson, trade commissionerfor north this is anthony phillipson, trade commissioner for north america and consul general in new york. it is an incredibly swish and amazingly huge ﬂight incredibly swish and amazingly huge flight of nearly 6000 square feet. it is near to the un and so on. —— flat. 0bviously diplomats have to entertain and so on. there will already be a consulate than space that. is that slightly extravagant? especially when we are not out of austerity. there are still people facing huge problems in this country. is this really the right amount of money to spend on a seven bedroom luxury apartments? does he need seven bedrooms? good lord. he
must have a very big family, i was thinking. i struggled to rationalise this. i have already put in my application to take over. and maybe other people and we do have with their hats on. we could divide up their hats on. we could divide up the roles piecemeal. jane and i really can take this on... we have only got a minute left. let us briefly talk about the daily mirror. the end of speeding. all new cars to be fitted with gadgets to keep drivers within the limit from 2022. idid drivers within the limit from 2022. i did notice this is all new cars built in europe. yes. the same eu thatis built in europe. yes. the same eu that is regulating our time zone. the meddling never ends! they have the 's mid—level gadget for coming in. i have to credit jane for noticing this. if you're trying to ove rta ke noticing this. if you're trying to overtake someone, you press the accelerator down to take over, but what happens? shorter speed you do it anyway. it is great to have technology to make our roads safer, of course... and cut pollution.
there is a sort of green aspect to this. the optimum environmental speed is about 58 mph. this will cut down on speeding. but if you want to override this you can just by pressing the accelerator, which is ridiculous. we are speeding to m rd eza we have ridiculous. we are speeding to mrdeza we have delivered there. but thank you so much. —— two midnight. you can see the front pages of the papers online. it is their view seven days a week. it's all there for you — seven days a week at bbc.co.uk/papers — and if you miss the programme any evening you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. from all of us — good night. thank you for your company. until the next time, from all of us, good night. good evening. here's your latest sports news. montenegro will face punishment,
after fans were heard chanting racist abuse at england players during last night's euro 2020 qualifier. uefa have opened disciplinary proceedings — which will mean montenegro will, at the least, have part of their stadium closed for their next qualifier against kosovo in june. former liverpool and england midfielderjohn barnes says the overall approach by football towards racism must change. it happens in this country. and it isa it happens in this country. and it is a little bit hypocritical of us in this country to look at montenegro and say how terrible it is when this happens every week in this country. so, yes, something has to be done. unfortunately, people are looking at the wrong solution. they think the solution is to ban people and close grounds in whatever they do. however, i understand that laws have to be taken, but more from the point of view of changing perceptions of a black people, women, homosexuals, once perceptions i changed we will not see incidents like this. the republic of ireland were 1—0
winners against georgia in dublin this evening in their euro 2020 qualifier. but moments before the goal there was a protest of sorts as fans threw tennis balls onto the pitch to show their anger at the governance of the football association of ireland and a series of revelations about former ceo john delaney,who is still involved with the association. after the clean up, it was aston villa's conor hourihane with a superb free kick that gave ireland the win. that's two from two for mick mccarthy on his return as ireland manager. british number one kyle edmund reacted angrily to noise from the crowd as he lost during his miami 0pen fourth—round to american john isner. the british number one was trailing 5—3 in the second set tie—break when the point was stopped after he heard a shout from the crowd. the umpire ruled edmund had lost the point as a result. reigning miami champion isner served an ace on the next point to wrap up win in straight sets.
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really interesting that you can marry up the global season, but it all together, south and north, and we have been trying for a number of yea rs. we have we have been trying for a number of years. we have got as close as we have got for a long time. it is very exciting. we have to consider all the options. you say we are split as the options. you say we are split as the six nations, we certainly are not, we are united in our concerns, we are concerned about what happens on the lines to, the regulations, how does that work because some of these games could be outside that, there are to bring into labour. it is get the answers to those and move forward accordingly —— into play. conor mcgregor‘s announcement that he's retired from mixed martial arts has been met with a degree of cynicism. the irishman established himself as one of mma's leading fighters, although his career has been marred by controversy, with an arrest and an order to have anger management help. it's also not the first time he's annouced he's retiring, so fans and commentators aren't convinced he's definitely left the sport behind. i'll have more for you in the next hour.
good evening. just time for a lost check on the weather. these are not going to change very much over the next few days does make last check. the kind of weather we have out of the last couple of days is said to continue. dry weather was sunny spells. some cloud as well. one su btle spells. some cloud as well. one subtle difference, for a while it will turn milder. this is the reason satellite picture. cloud coming across the north of the uk. high pressure down to the south, allowing the cloud to flow from the north—west down towards the south—east. as we go through tonight fairly large areas of cloud around. the best clear spell is likely through southern england into the south—west. lots of wales as well. that is where we'll have the lowest of the beverages. some spots close to freezing. a touch of frost here and that tomorrow morning. further north, not as chilly, more in the way of cloud. through the day tomorrow, this cloud moves in across northern ireland, scotland, northern england, into east anglia and the south—east. by no means will it be grey skies all day long, there will
be sunny spells. the best of the sunshine reserved for the wales and the south—west. temperatures generally around 12—14. as we go through wednesday night, tomorrow night commented thursday morning, not as much cloud around at this stage. that could allow mister and fog —— into thursday morning. most -- high fog —— into thursday morning. most —— high pressure still with us on thursday. that will allow us to bring ina thursday. that will allow us to bring in a simple south—westerly flow of air through the uk on thursday. lifting temperatures a little bit. early mist and fog. it cloud. more of a breeze in north—west scotland. the temperature is doing very well. 11— 16 degrees. some spots likely to get up to 17 degrees. up into eastern scotland, whether hold onto some sunshine. for
northern ireland in western scotland thickening cloud. 0utbreaks northern ireland in western scotland thickening cloud. outbreaks of rain moving into the north—west. that rain is associated with a cold front. during friday night and saturday that front will painstakingly, slowly worked its way south eastwards. that will change the feel of the weather into the weekend. the winds and from the north and north—west. things are going to be a little cooler. into next week it looks like things will turn cooler still. we may even see some wintry showers in places. the message is, enjoy the spring weather while it lasts.