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last week, he called a press conference about hong kong, but i wanted to know about the camps of xinjiang. i wrote to you this week, sir, actually about the camps in xinjiang. i know that they are prison camps, why won't you tell me the truth about those camps? first of all, i have to say there is no so—called labour camps, as you've described, this is what we call vocational education and training centres. they are there for the prevention of terrorists. with respect, sir, what you're telling me, there is no relation to what i've seen. the so—called documents you are talking about is pure fabrication. don't listen to fake news. don't listen to fabrications. the documents are not fake news. they are evidence of crimes against humanity. china is caging hundreds of thousands of people and brainwashing them in camps, and now we know how.
richard bilton, bbc news. and you can see panorama: how to brainwash a million people on bbc one at 8:30 tomorrow night. now it's time for a look at the weather. hello. we start the final week of meteorological autumn, and with it comes meteorological autumn, and with it co m es yet meteorological autumn, and with it comes yet more rain. now, through the rest of tonight, the focus of the rest of tonight, the focus of the rain is going to be across south—west england, wales, into northern ireland, slowly moving its way north and east words, not getting to too far ahead of it. we have a lot of patchy light rain and drizzle, not so much of it getting up drizzle, not so much of it getting up into scotland and also eastern england. but everywhere there will bea england. but everywhere there will be a lot of cloud, some misty, murky conditions as well. so we're going to start monday morning on another grade note. quite wet in places, especially across parts of south—west england and south wales,
with some gusty conditions here. temperatures overnight not much lower than six or seven celsius. here is how we start the new week. this area of low frontal systems pushing their way northwards across the uk, and that will continue to bring outbreaks of rain through the day. heaviest initially, as i mentioned, across wales and south—west england, becoming a little bit patchy as it works its way northwards. for a time for northern ireland through the morning, dry in the afternoon. not so morning, dry in the afternoon. not so much rain getting into the far north of scotland. still quite a windy day the shetland isles, and a fairly breezy if not windy day for the south—west england and channel coast, but mild for all of us. 9— 13 celsius the top temperature during monday afternoon. now, we get rid of one area of low pressure and we say hello to get another one stop this has the remnants of what was tropical storm sebastian embedded in it. that is going to strengthen the winds, it is going to pep up rainfall. the winds could well gust quite widely a0 to 50 mph across parts of south wales in south—west england on tuesday. that could bring some disruption to travel. and with that, we're going to have more heavy
rain on top of already saturated ground. another 15—20 millimetres in places, maybe even more over the high ground of south—west england. it won't be raining all the time. behind it we will see a few bright sunny spells, but also the heavy showers merging to give longer spells of rain. so i really u nsettled spells of rain. so i really unsettled day. windiest across southern and south—western coasts. mild, though, with that tropical moisture. highs between ten and 1a celsius. as we going to wednesday, we have this area of low pressure rotating around and sliding its way eastwards a cross rotating around and sliding its way eastwards across the uk, so still some strong winds, especially for northern scotland, southern and western coasts, and also further outbreaks of rain. but as we going to thursday, we start to pull down a north—easterly wind, so colder air flooding back down across the uk. by the time we get a friday morning, many of us will be waking up to a frost. to sum up the week ahead, mild, cloudy, wet and windy at times, but drier and colder later in the week. good night. hello, this is bbc news.
we will be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment. first the headlines: borisjohnson pledges not to raise income tax, vat or national insurance, as he unveils the conservatives‘ election manifesto. labour is pledging to compensate nearly a million women who lost out when their state pension age rose from 60 to 66. six teenagers arrested after a large brawl at a birmingham cinema. machetes are recovered and vue cinemas pull the film blue story. leaked documents has revealed thousands of chinese citizens being held in secret detention camps and what critics say is an attempt to brainwash them.
hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the writer and broadcaster mihir bose and former conservative pensions minister ros altmann. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the stakes have never been higher. borisjohnson‘s words are on the front of the daily telegraph after he launched the conservative manifesto, making it clear that he would not enter into a spending competition with jeremy corbyn. the metro has the same borisjohnson quote alongside his promise to deliver brexit by the new year, to allow him to focus on delivering his domestic agenda. well, the i features some of the conservatives‘ health and safety pledges, including plans to add 50,000 more nurses to the existing workforce. the express has the same pledge from the prime minister, and details about an increase
of almost £3a billion to the nhs budget. and the guardian reports on the tories‘ plans to spend just £2.9 billion more a year on public spending, versus labour's plans for an £83 billion boost. shall we start off straightaway with that, that is quite a comparison, isn't it, of figures. do you want to kick us off, mihir? yes, the telegraph, reporting, a conservative paper, its former columnist ‘s boris johnson, nice picture of boris pointing finger and saying he will get the exit done, but basically a very safety first conservative ma nifesto. very safety first conservative manifesto. boris johnson very safety first conservative manifesto. borisjohnson making much of the fact that labour is promising
loonie policies. and he makes the point that a labour government a lwa ys point that a labour government always ends in an economic crisis. in this case, if corbyn gets to number ten, they will start with an economic crisis because of the absurd figures they are going to give, whereas conservatives will careful, they will bring more money m, careful, they will bring more money in, but certainly not on the scale of labour. is that a wise move, to be so risk averse, and also to launch on a sunday? what did you make that? it is unusual to launch on a sunday? what did you make that? it is unusualto launch oi'i make that? it is unusualto launch ona make that? it is unusualto launch on a sunday, but i think the tories felt they would get more coverage, perhaps, ona felt they would get more coverage, perhaps, on a sunday, when you've got sunday papers that can focus for the whole week rather than having a storyjust from the day before. but i think, after what happened in the 2017 election, and the disaster that followed the manifesto, this was always going to have to be a safety first budget. you know, the party couldn't afford to have bold
policies that hadn't been pre— announced, that might not go down well. so the idea was, make sure everybody sort of knows what is coming, don't do anything to disastrous. there are actually lots of little, relatively small, spending pledges that are going to be popular with different groups. you know, we've got ea billion for flood defences, we've got childcare, extra funding for child care, more for small businesses, cuts in business rates, and there is actually quite a tax cut in there, the increase in the national insurance threshold to e9,500 next year, and hoping to go up much further. that is actually quite a powerful tax cut across the country. it will help every worker, but will also particularly help the lower paid workers. so there are lots of
different, smaller measures, rather than big eye—catching ones, on top of which there will also be lots more money for infrastructure. 0k, what did you make about the fact that he would like to go for a review of the constitution, because of the chaos that the british public have witnessed over the last few months? what did you make of that? well, i mean, that was obvious, because he would have ideally like to have gone for an election before his famous claim that he would rather go into a ditch then ask for an extension, which he couldn't do. and i think that that would be obvious. if he gets a majority, of course, he will be untouchable and therefore be able to do that. it is very interesting. this is a ma nifesto, very interesting. this is a manifesto, and like the labour party ma nifesto, manifesto, and like the labour party manifesto, where the labour party is hoping its manifesto will turn the tide and clawback the conservative lead in the opinion polls, actually, the conservative manifesto is one they don't want people to notice too
much. 0ne cabinet minister has said that it would be ideal if, by tomorrow evening, everybody forgets the manifesto. well, let's look at this aspect of the labour manifesto. we are going to turn to the front page of the guardian, because when you look at that graphic that is on the front page, which accompanies this story, it really does lay out the spending differences between the parties, doesn't it? yes, it is a fantastic traffic. you can see the extent of the differential between what labour are promising, massive extra spending, the lib dem is also quite a bit extra, and they will be increasing taxes to pay for it, to some degree. where is the tories don't want to increase taxes. so they are trying to be more modest in they are trying to be more modest in the spending. but this isjust the current annual spending. so it doesn't include the investment spending and the extra, huge sums that labour is going to spend on
nationalising different industries, and it doesn't also include the big suitis and it doesn't also include the big sums that the tories are planning to spend on infrastructure, which would be funded by borrowing. so i think there is lots here, but the ratio, there is lots here, but the ratio, the difference, you know, between the difference, you know, between the commitments for labour spending, spraying money everywhere, really, i mean, this is a massive increase in public spending... this may well be a good gamble. it could be a very good gamble indeed. but what is important to stress is that basically it means we have moved away from austerity, which is what we have had for the last ten years, and the conservatives really have gone back to the idea of being a spending party, in the way it was in the 1950s or 1960s, when actually spending was considered a good thing. people didn't. .. spending was considered a good thing. people didn't... mrs thatcher's idea that house wise spending, you must balance your
books, and in that sense spending is limited, that the conservatives have abandoned. let's flip over to the next paper, this is the i. it has been described as a health and safety manifesto. what do you think of that? i think it is very much a health and safety manifesto. the safety bit is trying not to make any dreadful mistakes that will cost you your lead, and the health bit is actually huge extra sums being put into the national health service. you've got e3a billion by the end of the parliament, and you've also got 50,000 extra nurses, 6000 extra gps, 60,000 extra care workers. so clearly the tories are trying to make sure that they are not seen as a party that doesn't support the nhs. they are doing an awful lot to focus the extra money on the nhs. 0ther, focus the extra money on the nhs.
other, smaller promises such as for some patients, no car parking charges, and i think there is an element here which we talked about before, which is there is huge amounts of money being put into the nhs. at the moment there's no plans for social care. there's an extra e1 billion which isjust for social care. there's an extra e1 billion which is just to help for social care. there's an extra e1 billion which isjust to help it pick over, but it is probably not enough. but one must be careful. some of these claims that have been made don't actually bear up to scrutiny. 50,000 more nurses doesn't mean 50,000 new nurses. it includes 18,000 nurses who will be encouraged to stay on, and a0 new hospitals don't mean a0 new hospitals. so we should be careful about some of these promises, and borisjohnson was questioned about it at question time, and you know, some of these claims really don't bear scrutiny. and if the viewers want to check this out, we have had a reality check on this, our health editor
hugh pym looked at this and broke it down. let's zoom onto the front page of the times, and bloomberg against mrtrump in the of the times, and bloomberg against mr trump in the battle of the billionaires. he is the eighth richest man in america, and he is going to spend $3a million in a week, because he started very late. he has obviously come in becausejoe biden looks like he is in trouble. joe biden was the democratic candidate who looked like the front runner, and elizabeth warren and people on the left of the party have come up. and bloomberg wants to replace trump, and he can claim to bea replace trump, and he can claim to be a real billionaire, as opposed to trump, who is a fake billionaire. be a real billionaire, as opposed to trump, who is a fake billionairem isa trump, who is a fake billionairem is a pretty crowded market, then, isn't it? the democratic market of candidates. i think that is what bloomberg is saying. he has been watching the candidates, he hasn't seen watching the candidates, he hasn't seen anyone watching the candidates, he hasn't seen anyone out of all of the different candidates that he thinks can really challenge trump properly. and as he calls trump's reckless and
unethical approaches, he wants to get in there. it is only ten weeks before the first primary, so i think this is incredibly late, and he has also onlyjust become a democrat, so it is interesting. it is quite accepted... 0k, it is interesting. it is quite accepted... ok, let's move on very quickly to our next story, still with the times, and again, air quality. they have looked at people who are living within 50 metres of a road and the effects on children's long development and also cancer and heart diseases. they have come up with figures which show that if you live far away, in a less crowded area, probably in the countryside and so on, then your chances of getting heart disease or cancer is much less. and cutting our pollution is really important, and this is just re— emphasising