tv The Papers BBC News September 30, 2019 10:40pm-11:01pm BST
well, it's also the japan open this week. novak djokovic is set to make his return. but beforehand, the world number one has been taking in some of the local culture in tokyo. take a look at this. one of the country's biggest draws is, of course, sumo wrestling — so the serbian decided to have a go for himself. he may be top seed in his sport, but i think he comes up short in the ring with this lot. the locals didn't look too impressed either. he might be better sticking to tennis. what do you think? as usual, ou'll find all the latest on the bbc sport website. that's all from sportsday. coming up in a moment, the papers. buy from me.
hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are asa bennett, the brexit commissioning editor at the telegraph, and the political writer and academic maya goodfellow. good evening. lots of the front pages are with us. let's have a quick look through. the telegraph says borisjohnson will reveal his brexit plan in more detail to eu leaders within next 2a hours. on its front page, the ft says the pm could know by the weekend whether the eu is willing to engage with his proposal to resolve the irish border issue. and the times says borisjohnson will ask the european union to rule out a further extension to article 50 as part of any new brexit deal. the metro goes with the newws that the bbc director general,
tony hall, to reverse a decision to partially uphold a complaint against breakfast presenter naga munchetty. the guardian also goes on that story, and says the u—turn follows leaked internal correspondence which cast doubts on public claims about the complaints process made by a senior bbc executive. and the daily mail says violent criminals will face longerjail terms as part of tory law and order plans to be announced by the justice secretary robert buckland. let's have a quick look now in more detail, and let's talk telegraph. it's your paper. is this really a brand—new plan? it's your paper. is this really a brand-new plan? look, i certainly think, the detail, a lot of it will look familiar. now what you're hearing is there is going to be an all ireland so—called economic zone, which will allow food products to zip between ulster and the republic of ireland without a border, regulations will be aligned. that is
the purpose of the backstop, and so perhaps it's being rechristened, one would suggest, with this. end of the same time, then of course, lots of alternative arrangements... which we have heard endlessly before! but at the same time, there are subtle complications. namely, to have an all ireland zone, any of those goods going to great britain, their go to be more checks. arlene foster... this really offends unionists, because then you're going to make sure everything is the same sort of standard, so that was why the backstop was originally changed to apply to all the united kingdom... and this is supposed to be subject toa and this is supposed to be subject to a re—established storm and assembly, which we have been hearing about for the last... it was during theresa may's era this was getting
brought out. it was going to bring the democratic majority from the northern ireland house of assembly. what is your take on this? there are a lot of problems here, notjust what has been laid out. we have heard from the eu, these are not the official uk proposals but if they we re official uk proposals but if they were to respond, this customs procedures at the border would not be acceptable, which is that we already knew. there are two other problems for boris johnson, which already knew. there are two other problems for borisjohnson, which is the dup and with the dup is willing to agree to, but also needing to get the numbers he needs to get any deal through parliament. we have seen borisjohnson upset through parliament. we have seen boris johnson upset quite a lot of parliamentarians he needs to get on side. and it's not that it's impossible for him to do that, weathered plans like this would, remains to be seen. he has been
feeling some potential ideas. let's have a quick look at what some of the other papers have got on brexit. the ft, john centeno by the weekend whether he has a chance of a brexit deal because tomorrow, it's the ist of october —— johnson by the weekend to know. october 17 is the summit, and the leaders would like to have the proposals a week ahead of time. they wa nt to proposals a week ahead of time. they want to see if they like it, really chill over. the key point is, remember, the timing of all this process. today, we have this very brexiteer friendly proposal leaked out and we reported on the papers. obviously, the eu will not like the sound of it, so it's interesting to see how that changes after boris johnson addresses the conservative
party conference on wednesday. if you are not hearing much, things are working well, where as if there is leaking from all sides, if you're getting a photographic point by point, blow—by—blow account, that is because there is a blame going going on. papers full of stories and fire and fury, things really aren't going well at all! maia, the times... the whole point of the bed act was to force borisjohnson to negotiate a deal stop lou this essentially says... you either have —— deal stop lou this essentially says... you either have -- you either have this revised deal, which it remains to be seen, or ensuring britain falls out of the eu without an agreement at the end of the month. the problem is it brings us
back to something coming out of a lot of government minister's mouth, which is, we want to break the law. or if we have not got no deal through parliament, which i think we agree will not happen, or we... there is a puzzle here into hell borisjohnson is there is a puzzle here into hell boris johnson is treating this. there is a puzzle here into hell borisjohnson is treating this. what legal experts say, the act would require you... you cannot send another letter saying, we don't really mean it. he is bound by that act to do this, and so it will be very interesting to see if you can find a way around it. everything i have read says that will be in currently difficult to do, so... in a way, is seeing them posture, but mps know that their hands should be bound by the act, and if they refuse to come play with the act, we get
into very tricky territory indeed. the last paragraph on the front page, mrjohnson to take it to the max, in quotes. he's got to be seen asa max, in quotes. he's got to be seen as a straining every sin you -- the mantra was... they want to make, this is the man who will get brexit done, and the minister quoted, the most important thing is that boris shows he is fighting this with every sin this will be ended up... he has gone down fighting! let us move on up... he has gone down fighting! let us move on to the guardian, because just to stay with politics, their story here is ministers defend p.m.
i story here is ministers defend p.m. , soi’i’y, on story here is ministers defend p.m. , sorry, on grouping allegations. this has been very difficult, has ended, for the last few days? we have seen misters being doorsteps, and do they believe the journalists in question, or do they believe their boss? this is something which actually borisjohnson their boss? this is something which actually boris johnson and the team around and would rather went away, but as we have seen from the guardian front page, it's not going to disappear. the allegation made by thisjournalist that to disappear. the allegation made by this journalist that boris johnson ata dinnergroped this journalist that boris johnson at a dinner groped her on the thigh in1999, and at a dinner groped her on the thigh in 1999, and actually to see the reaction from some of the ministers i think has been cruelly disappointing, saying this is a private matter. ithink disappointing, saying this is a private matter. i think we can agree this is not a private matter, for goodness of speculating who was telling the truth and who is not. it is not a private matter when things like this happen in what is not behind closed doors, things that are
unwanted, unwanted advances that had been claimed as happening. i think it's not a good look for boris johnson, particular given his history of these kinds of things. these allegations sorely run boris johnson, all to do with various women, have always been there. they did not stop him having this huge victory amongst conservatives. does it matter in the end? if he isn't found guilty of current sexual harassment, is it really point to damage and politically? there is a minister quoted in this anonymously, for very good reason, borisjohnson pitching a knee is not inconsistent with what people thought. the allegation is not pinching a knee, it's pinching a thigh, you can see the difference. even then, you were touching on the general response
from some people, it was a private matter, that was not hancock who tried to see that originally. it was interesting after that, given the backlash, he sort of veered away to the other side of saying, she is a reliable journalist and i the other side of saying, she is a reliablejournalist and i believe her, ina reliablejournalist and i believe her, in a sense, and there is a fumbling to the correct way of handling this. they seem very desperate to draw a line under this because the argument is, you know, they know it's a sort of he said, she said sort of thing, and journalists should get to the bottom of this. and now there were questions being asked about who was the second woman, hand on the knee. suspicions galore about that. people already trying to get to the bottom of this. people mentioning, was it dominic cummings‘s life, a statement put out saying it wasn't. who
knows... 1999, quite a while ago. on obviously when this is, the political crisis, and it is the ist of october tomorrow... political crisis, and it is the ist of october tomorrow. .. people want brexit done. sure. but! of october tomorrow. .. people want brexit done. sure. but i think no matter how inconvenient the timing is politically for political actually borisjohnson, they is politically for political actually boris johnson, they also need to be heard, and whether this other woman will come forward raised to be seen. there were some kind of idea they must is particular unhelpful around the discourse, around people who have experienced sexual harassment or sexual abuse. wasn't the timing also because it was the second meeting, the reason? some people said, this is all very convenient. i think the original piece was, what has changed, in that sense? this man is now the prime
minister, so what have we really learned? i supposed minister, so what have we really learned? isupposed it minister, so what have we really learned? i supposed it is worth putting that on the record in terms of the timing for this. yes. timing and women. the guardian, their top story is bbc caves and over centre of tv presenter in trump racism row. this is the bbc‘s of difficulty in the last few days with naga munchetty, a big climb down. the last few days with naga munchetty, a big climb downm the last few days with naga munchetty, a big climb down. it is, and ina munchetty, a big climb down. it is, and in a lot of ways a welcome one. a lot of people feel it should never have happened in the way it did. what we have seen as part of the guardian's story here, part of the reason you might say, you might read into this, for this climb—down is the guardian actually release, found some of the text of the complaint that was made. it was originally stated by the bbc's editorial standards chief david jordan that dan walker, naga munchetty's a co—presenter, was not part of the complaint, was not named in this complaint, was not named in this complaint and that is why it was
naga munchetty censured. it transpired, dan walker was mentioned but only naga munchetty was censured, and so i think that there isa censured, and so i think that there is a real problem here with how this has been dealt with and i think what is heartening to come out of this is seeing so many high—profile journalists and broadcasters of colour come out in support of naga munchetty. organising letters in support of her, i think, has been important to put pressure on the bbc to say, how reasonable is this and how great is that you're treating one of your presenters in this way when they were really talking about personal experience? and then being asked about that personal expense by the co—worker. asked about that personal expense by the co-worker. this is obviously at a time when we are heading into an election here. a us election all in the next few months. politics very polarised. it's difficult, isn't it, to kind of worked out sometimes where the lines are for some, given
politics is changing and what is a cce pta ble politics is changing and what is acceptable and not acceptable? absolutely. and especially since naga munchetty's experiences, it was drawn on her own experiences, what that meant. and then this inference that meant. and then this inference that thanks to... even with all this, the bbc had an absolute labyrinthine decision process with this. yes, this pertained to both presenters, and then theyjust had one that pertained to naga munchetty. it's been overturned after this editorial complaint by the director general, and all in all, it's been spoken about and talked about around about four days, and so you are making a complete hash of this, really grinding on. and it tony hall has said he wants more discussion as to how these matters are discussed on air, and
it... butl matters are discussed on air, and it... but i think one of the most frustrating things about this, david jordan, i heard him speaking on radio four, that he agreed donald trump's comments about these congresswoman we re racist, trump's comments about these congresswoman were racist, that naga munchetty was well in her rights talk about this racism shared experience. there was also a lack of clarity about what it was that she was being reprimanded for, when he was being reprimanded for, when he was seen to be agreeing broadly with what she said. she had also been asked by her co—presenter about this, so it wasn't this kind of unsolicited... going to have to leave it there. more in an hour, i'm sure. maya and asa, thank you. i hope they will be back. now it's now it's the weather.
hello there. in the uk, the average height of a 2—story house is about seven metres high. imagine for a moment if you will waves that are three times that size, 22 metres high. those unbelievably powerful waves a re high. those unbelievably powerful waves are what we are seeing generated by hurricane lorenzo with within 25 mph winds. lorenzo is working in a northeastward direction which takes it very close to the western azores, and the speak waves -22 western azores, and the speak waves — 22 metres — the forecast here. it will finish somewhere around the british isles but there is a little uncertainty about where that will end up. we have got our own problems at the moment in terms of some localised flooding across england and wales. still a number of flood warnings in force. overnight, the
rain not helping things. some wet weather for northern ireland and heavy downpours going across wales and southwest england. clear skies from northern scotland with a chilly night here in a few showers dotted around. through tuesday, we start off with a bed of heavy showers across wales and southwest england, could be some hail and thunder mixing with these, even quite early in the morning. the ministry going through the day, clumps of heavier showers work across the midlands. the weather has been very wet recently, these showers could bring around 30—a0 mm in the space ofjust around 30—a0 mm in the space ofjust a few hours, so we are talking abut the risk of some localised flooding and it is one of those days were most areas will see showers, a number of showers, through the day. the raina number of showers, through the day. the rain a little bit on and off, cloud around. here, still a few showers but not as heavy and not as troublesome. as we go through the night—time, we will start to get northerly winds pushed southwards across the country. it is going to bea across the country. it is going to be a chilly night for sure, temperatures in the towns and cities
getting down into low single figures and there will be some frost around in the countryside to greet some of you first thing wednesday morning. but finally, wednesday was a being a better day weather—wise. sure, it's going to be chilly, but actually pressure is higher than it has been. and that translate to a drier day with more in the way of sunshine. that said, still a few showers from northern scotland and still a few sneaking out to affect some of our coasts in england. those temperatures coming down, look at this. that's your latest forecast.
this is bbc news, i'm geeta guru—murthy. the headlines at 11:00pm: the chancellor tells the conservative conference that brexit will happen on 3! october, and unveils some new spending pledges. this ambitious plan will bring the national living wage up to £10.50, giving 4 million people a well and pay rise. —— well earned pay rise. meanwhile, the prime minister, meeting workers in manchester, has again denied allegations of misconduct with a female journalist. the bbc has reversed a decision to partially uphold a complaint against the breakfast presenter naga munchetty, following a wave of criticism. scientists now say there is is little evidence that eating meat increases the risk of cancer or heart disease. and at 11:30pm, we will be taking an in—depth look at the papers