tv The Papers BBC News November 20, 2019 11:30pm-12:01am GMT
a touch of ross. a and we could see a touch of ross. a friday, unsettled with low pressure in charge. cloudy and some bursts of rain extending northwards. somewhere in northern scotland, not particularly wet over recent months and are starting to turn milder temperatures reaching double figures for cardiff and london. for the weekend, saturday, low pressure developing pushing rain in across england and wales. localised flooding, more rain moving into lincolnshire as well. these are all quite sensitive areas. the far north of scotla nd quite sensitive areas. the far north of scotland may stay dry. in the second half of the weekend, uncertainty due to the jet stream. we will have this cut—off low developing somewhere around the mediterranean. the significance for
us mediterranean. the significance for us is we could have a rising which could give us unsettle weather. the trash air rising. a band of heavy rain from the south west and that could be bad. but some configurations have a weakening of rain. that would be the better of the two scenarios. as far as the temperatures go, relatively mild in the south and also mild in aberdeen. beyond that, into next week, high—pressure still there next week. low pressure moving high—pressure still there next week. low pressure moving across high—pressure still there next week. low pressure moving across the uk and still on the southwards track. further spells of rain, quite windy at times with the wind is coming in from the south—westerly direction. a mild start to the week potentially
it follows his widely—criticised interview with bbc newsnight when he said his friendship with epstein was not a matter of regret. the liberal democrats launch their election manifesto — promising to stop brexit in order to generate a £50 billion pound bonus for public services. i'm not a tribal politician. and where we agree, where we share values, where we share objectives, i will always be open to working with people but i fundamentally do not think borisjohnson orjeremy corbyn are fit to lead our country. meanwhile boris johnson pledges major changes to the amount we all pay in national insurance. imean, low i mean, low tax for people of the working people. we're going to be cutting a national insurance up to 12,000. and at the impeachment inquiry in washington, a us diplomat says he followed president trump's orders to pressure ukraine to investigate a political rival.
hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are columnist at the guardian, 0wenjones and brexit editor at the telegraph, dia chakravarty. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in and most of them feature prince andrew. ‘duke departs from public ways' is how the telegraph describes the prince taking a step—back from public duties — following his association with jeffrey epstein. the i refers to it as a ‘crisis at the palace' and says the duke has finally shown sympathy with epstein‘s victims. also calling it a crisis is the times — who say the controversy had been a major disruption to the royal family. and the metro calls him — ‘the banned old duke of york‘ moving to politics — the guardian leads with labour‘s
promise to spend £75billion on the uk‘s ‘housing crisis. and donald trump‘s impeachment inquiry headlines the financial times, saying the us ambassador to the eu turned against the president in an ‘explosive testimony‘ let‘s ta ke let‘s take a closer look at all of that. there are some major stories. 0f that. there are some major stories. of course the election and what is going on in the us, dia, but this huge movement within the royal family of prince andrew being forced a p pa re ntly family of prince andrew being forced apparently to step down. this is a major moment, isn‘t it, for the british constitution and for the royal family british constitution and for the royalfamily in british constitution and for the royal family in many ways. commentators are saying this is pretty unprecedented. late this afternoon, a statement come out from the duke, saying that he was going to step down and the queen was
getting involved in asking him to step down. it was framed as the queen has given him the permission to step down but the inside story seems to be that it was on behest of the queen that he did step down. the daily mail says "outcast". that is the front page. the daily mail and the front page. the daily mail and the times talks about prince charles getting involved as well in terms of being consulted. he is out in new zealand at the moment touring, that is prince charles, obviously, not prince andrew. it seems very much like a family crisis going on but of course it is notjust a family crisis when it is the royal family, it involves all our lives because we are also involved and it is interesting that in this statement today that came from the duke, finally it seems like he is showing the contrition that many feltjust wasn‘t there in his newsnight interview with your colleagues.
absolutely and owen, we have seen already some statements. interviews with representatives of the victims in the us are saying they now really would welcome prince andrew telling the authorities whatever he knows, effectively and the times also has more detail on what has happened here. saying yes, prince charles consulted on the queen ‘s involved and obviously it is impossible to know where the most pressure is coming from on all of this. we don't know because we are relying on what —— this is one of the biggest crisis to envelop the royal family for decades. this is the eighth in line to the throne. we're talking about his associations with a prolific paedophile and it right that the victims and survivors of sexual abuse should be centred here and the demands for him all the calls for him to come forward voluntarily, to co—operate with the authorities, are
very, very important indeed because of course you don't have to be compelled to do so. some of the reports talk about that, how others have voluntarily come forward. when we see "outcast" on the front page of the daily mail? really, though? this man will retain his privilege and his wealth. it is unlikely he will be driven into any form of destitution. he will never want for material things and spend the rest of his life living the sort of luxurious existence that the vast majority of people watching this could never dream of. that is not so much a punishment. on the front of the mirror. "i‘m much a punishment. on the front of the mirror. " i‘m sorry, much a punishment. on the front of the mirror. "i‘m sorry, mummy". they claim he will lose his 249,000 a year handout which he comes from his mother. we don‘t know that. we also don‘t know how the rest of his
life is funded. that is a question that has been raised in the papers already this week because he doesn‘t a p pa re ntly already this week because he doesn‘t apparently get a formal taxpayer funded allowance but obviously the royal pile —— royalfamily had their own private wealth. well, they certainly do. i think what will happen now i guess is the question andi happen now i guess is the question and i think people will be asking those questions. i think they absolutely will be and i think they are entitled to. this is just my understanding, i don‘t know, but i thought that when he was sent out for the country, his expenses will probably be paid but if he is not doing thatjob anymore than of course those won‘t be paid. that i have a feeling that he wouldn‘t want for money. i am not particularly concerned about how he is going to spend the rest of his life. but this isa spend the rest of his life. but this is a really important point. we have front pages with lack headlines, usually used for major events or people dying in the royal set —— royal family was not what should be
centred other survivors. there are many things are disastrous to about that appalling interview he did with emily maitlis where he showed no compassion for those survivors, where he showed no contrition for his friendship with a paedophile. of course he should be ashamed of that friendship but he said his only fault was that he was to honourable. it is nauseating. what worries me here is ourwe're it is nauseating. what worries me here is our we're talking about this is almost a soap opera and with the royal family, its inner workings are often presented to the british public in that way but we are talking about sexual violence, by epstein, and allegations against the eighth in line to the throne and we really should be centring, because we know across society, with epstein, the whole point was we know that he was at the centre of very powerful players in various sides of the atlantic and what happens often with sexual abuse and rape is within hierarchies of power, there is a
sense of i am very powerful, it is your worst —— your word against mine and that i am very protective. your worst —— your word against mine and that i am very protectivem your worst —— your word against mine and that i am very protective. it is very important to say that obviously the duke of york has denied any wrongdoing. of course. and sexual violence happens across all tiers of society so it isn‘t a class question oi’ society so it isn‘t a class question ora society so it isn‘t a class question or a power question necessarily, is it? well, power dynamics very often play into it. this is why you see it in care homes or when people are in positions of authority. but it does happen across all parts of society. it is how it is covered up. how epstein managed to get away with it for so long because he is friends with all these powerful people and that allowed him to be protected. there are many, many questions that are so “— there are many, many questions that are so —— still to be investigated. we know the us authorities are obviously under pressure to question as many people as possible on this. the eye has a picture of notjust the duke of york but the queen
saying crisis at the palace. —— the i. the question is how much this does damage the royal family itself and the institution going forward and the institution going forward and will they be pressure to limit those on the civil list, to scale down the royal family?” those on the civil list, to scale down the royalfamily? i think those on the civil list, to scale down the royal family? i think that pressure is constantly on the royal family toa pressure is constantly on the royal family to a certain extent and of course incidents like this certainly don‘t help. i think it is right to talk, absolutely right, to talk about the victims of the epstein scandal. it is also interesting that the 200 charity patronage is that the 200 charity patronage is that the duke is now rightly moving away from, i do hope that those charities managed to find a way of moving forward as well. without prince andrew. of course but i hope they can carry on and i hope they can find other patrons that are willing to ta ke find other patrons that are willing to take that task on. i am sure, for those who want to... just under 24
hours that we were told by the prime minister at the montague is beyond reproach. the whole thing is very difficult —— the monarchy. obviously oui’ difficult —— the monarchy. obviously our consent to the victims at the heart of all this will go on and it isa heart of all this will go on and it is a massive unprecedented move for the royal family here. is a massive unprecedented move for the royalfamily here. politics never far away, owen. the royalfamily here. politics neverfaraway, owen. should we the royalfamily here. politics neverfar away, owen. should we move on to what is going on closer to home in terms of the election as the guardian has the labour housing pledge. this is to set aside 75 billion for the planet came into force after world war ii when housing associations were built to high economic standard. this country has a housing crisis, there is a lack of counsel family —— council houses. at the same time, home
ownership is in collapse and is back to 1980s level. amongst 1980s —— young people, it is dropping even more. there is a lack of security and often exorbitant rents. the person that funded —— founded the nhs, council held —— cancel housing was known as part of the ministry of health back there because it was so important to people's health. he wanted to recreate, he said, the lovely feature of the english and welsh village where the doctor and the butcher would live alongside each other rather than council housing being seen asjust reserved for those in poorest circumstances. it does happen more in london where housing is, in many parts of the city, more mixed, perhaps less so outside the capital but housing is seen as a failure across all parties ina seen as a failure across all parties in a way. every party talks about it
and then seems to have failed once they deliver —— failed to deliver what they are in power, certainly to the extent it requires. it is not just one group of people, i don‘t think, all the other that suffer from this crisis. i think it affects us from this crisis. i think it affects us all so it definitely isn‘t something that every party needs to talk about. it obviously affects particularly those who have been driven to rough sleeping. we have seena driven to rough sleeping. we have seen a huge increase. it affects millions of families, people lying awake at night staring at the ceiling worrying about paying rent and juggling their energy bills. the interesting thing here is for all the pledges that all the parties seem to be waving in front of us is how they are going to afford it and are they going to materialise. but we spend £9 billion a year on housing benefit that subsidises private landlords. a council house proved building programme stimulates construction and other parts of the economy and is well it creates lots of skilled, well—paid jobs which brings down, for example, jobs which are dependent on tax credits so it
isa are dependent on tax credits so it is a stimulus to the economy, it would create jobs and would bring down the social security bill in terms of housing benefit. according to this, your paper‘s article, it says the rapid increase would be paid for by using half of the hundred and 50 billion social transformation fund. that is rather a lot more than 9 billion. it is 9 billion a year which would take place over five years. it does pay itself. after world war ii, this country was in a catastrophic state. much of the country had been destroyed by nazi bombs and the council house building programme helped stimulate the economy after world war ii because it was a good skilled jobs programme and it stimulated different parts of the economy. i have to say, i do worry about that level of government borrowing and i think it would be good to tackle the regulations that prevent people from building homes in this country as well but you know, that is where i would...
let‘s move the times, a tax cut to workers. a story we have been running today. national insurance has been indeed off reform for a long time. it is called national insurance which makes people think there is a pot of money out of which social care is paid out of but that has not been the case for a very long time. we spend more on social ca re long time. we spend more on social care than what we allocate to the government, public funds through national insurance. there needs to bea national insurance. there needs to be a lot more transparency about this issue. this is undoubtedly a good move because we see a lot of in work poverty so it is not taking people completely out of the taxation, direct taxation, but also
making tax lighter for people who are already in work and likely to help those people in the lower income... the lower income bracket. what is perhaps less of a celebratory point is that according to this, signatories say it is likely in the next parliament where the threshold rises, a bit more of a modest rise than the headlines suggest. £85 rather than what was claimed. but it is definitely a move in the right direction when a tax cut helps people in the lower brackets. a couple of stories outside of politics. a case of molly russell. she died from suicide just
before her 15th birthday in 2017 and the papers have been campaigning since with her father getting a promise from instagram to divert material to shed light on her death. that is something her parents have been pushing for. there is a wider issue of the impact on the mental health of teenagers based social media. bullying, to body image but also being able to access harmful content, which in this case seems to be the case, for example for teenagers with suicidal tendencies. in terms of young people and what is
around it, brilliant for connecting people, opening up information...m is complicated. this case highlights of that. and another story tech firms in britain, 9 billion a year, more than france and germany combined. it is my paper reporting it. according to my paper it is true u nless it. according to my paper it is true unless you know otherwise. it is what our business section is leading on. it has been such an abysmal day, a bit of an uplifting story to end the night with, i suppose. probably not doing as badly as some would have us believe. fears over a tech exodus may be that is not happening.
the tech world is slightly interesting. i went to california... was it nice? definitely sunnier. a lot of energy to build that industry. it would be interesting to learn from countries like germany where they had an industrial strategy because a lot of manufacturing jobs were lost here and were not replaced by skilled jobs, particularly in the north and midlands. in germany they promoted high—tech industry and renewable industry... according to this story, the investment is more than that putting from germany and france. but if you go to for example... this was
the heartland of the industrial revolution and all of these tech industries best areas like cambridge with those sort ofjobs but if you go to the steelworks, mines, docks, they are not seeing the benefits of that. and who will win those northern seeds will be part of the election. 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 — 7 days a week at bbc.co.uk/papers and if you miss the programme any evening you can catch up on bbc iplayer. thank you to owen and dia and from all of us, goodnight. good evening. i‘m ben croucher with an update from the bbc sport centre. tottenham hotspur manager jose mourinho says he‘ll bring passion and happiness to the club
after signing a 3.5 year deal with the club. his appointment came less than 12 hours after mauricio pochettino was sacked, with the club languishing well down the premier league table. it‘s a decision that hasn‘t been universally popular amongst spurs fans. so can mourinho succeed where pochettino couldn‘t and bring silverware to the tottenham hotspur stadium. our sports editor dan roan has more. he brings trophies, but often trouble too. for almost a year, jose mourinho has been on the sidelines, but now, in a move that surprised many, one of football‘s most divisive figures is back. tottenham hotspur today unveiling the portuguese coach as their new manager. mourinho‘s appointment came less than 12 hours after the sacking of mauricio pochettino.
in his five and a half years at the club, the hugely popular argentinian had transformed spurs into genuine contenders, unforgettably propelling them to the champions league final despite limited spending on players. but amid an alarming dip in form this year and with the club languishing in 14th place in the premier league, chairman daniel levy decided to act. it was a big shock. he‘s been amazing to work with for the last five years, and it‘s a shame to see him go. spurs‘ stunned players arrived for training this afternoon with their new manager already waiting for them. this is why he‘s been hired. mourinho‘s won trophies everywhere he‘s been. the champions league at porto, three premier league titles in two spells at chelsea, another champions league at intermilan, la liga at real madrid, and the europa league at manchester united. but there the fans grew weary at his style of play. by the time he was sacked, mourinho didn‘t seem quite so special.
he‘s a dated manager, you know, the way he plays his football, it‘s of a time gone past. the way he plays his football, i don‘t think it‘s the tottenham way. the reason why we are allowed to dream the way we are is because of pochettino. so, to diminish that and completely disregard everything he's done in the last five and a half years is quite disrespectful. never before have spurs hired a manager as demanding or as confrontational asjose mourinho. it doesn‘t feel a natural fit. but with this £1 billion new stadium and a talented squad, they‘ll hope he can harness their ambition and deliver the trophies they crave, but it is a gamble. dan roan, bbc news, at the tottenham hotspur stadium. great britain have won their first tie at the new look davis cup finals in madrid. they beat the netherlands 2—1. andy murray got gb off to a winning start against the world number 179, tallon griekspoor, despite saying afterwards that he felt he didn‘t deserve to. murray lost the first set but took the next two winning the decider on a tie—break.
dan evans lost his singles match against robin haase, so it was all down to the doubles with jamie murray and neil skupski partnering each other. britain won in straight sets 6—4, 7—6 and they‘ll play kazakstan in their final group game tomorrow. captain leon smith heaped praise on his doubles team after the match. jamie has so much experience in big matches, and in davis cup he steps up matches, and in davis cup he steps up to the plate and allowed neil to flourish as well. it is not easy playing and deciding rubber. it is his first ever adventure into the davis cup and he excelled. before i go, a reminder the first test between new zealand and england is underway right now. just head to bbc.co.uk/cricket for ball by ball commentary through the night. that‘s all from us. have a very good night. after a cold and frosty start to the week, the weather has toned milder
and over the next few days it will continue to turn milder day and night and the reason for that is the weather is turning more unsettled. more rain in the forecast. at the moment, most of the rain anchored around an area of low pressure, slow—moving to the south—west of the uk so most of the rain in the south—west. could be a few showers towards the east of scotland. any showers moving away from northern ireland. brightness and sunshine across the northern half of the uk but grey in the midlands. feeling chillier as well. the highest temperatures in south wales and the south—west of england which is we will see the wettest weather developing the afternoon. through the evening, the rain still around south—west of england, heading into wales and the south—east of england. maybe into the midlands. turning showery in southern counties. adding
to the generally cloudy feel and it should be milder as well. we have a massive picture on friday —— messy. limited sunshine and showers. a development of this rain forecast for the south—west of england, the west country, perhaps into the west midlands. an area that could see heavy rain developing. temperatures around 9— 10 degrees from many parts of the country. my wet weather to come on saturday. another area of pushing rain and north—west. mainly across england and wales but perhaps heading towards the central belt and northern ireland during the afternoon. allowing something brighter in the south the position of the rain could change over the weekend which is dominated by low pressure. the personable decay as the rain drifts northwards. the next area of low pressure come again, the position could change but it will bring wet and windy weather during
welcome to newsday. i‘m kasia madera in london, the headlines. queen elizabeth‘s son, prince andrew, steps back from public duties — after controversy over his links to a convicted sex offender. a key witness in the impeachment inquiry says donald trump wanted him to press ukraine to investigate a political rival. the president hits back. so here is my answer. i want nothing. i want to know could pro