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two women have won this year's nobel prize for chemistry for their work developing a technique to edit dna. emmanuelle charpentier, who's french, and jennifer doudna, who's american, are the first women to win the award without a male collaborator. it's half a century since the mangrove march took place in west london, a milestone event which followed a clash between a group of black campaigners and police. the subsequent trial brought the first official acknowledgment of behaviour motivated by racial hatred within the metropolitan police. the first of five new films, directed by oscar winner steve mcqueen, tells the story of the mangrove nine, and it opens the bfi london film festival this week, as our correspondent, lizo mzimba, reports. mangrove is a story that shouldn't be seen as just a piece of black history. it's a piece of british history. it's about people, british citizens, who sort of dealt
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with injustice and triumph. and, in fact, i think it's the most britishest of films of people who had to sort of struggle and strive through unfortunate situations and conquer them. i mean, it's in the dna of britishness, in fact. there may be some who believe... filmed in 2019, the story of racial harassment in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s now has an added resonance after black lives matter and the events of the last few months. 100% allowing us as a society to see that the past and history repeating itself and how art is imitating life. itjust puts a reflection on us as a society, to see how we haven't shifted as much as we think we have. and with you, letitia, even the imagery, the scene where you're there with a megaphone, addressing the crowd,
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i immediately thought ofjohn boyega, your good friend, doing the same thing in hyde park this summer. i'm praying that there's a day where we don't have to grab a megaphone, where we don't have to ask for that justice and love to be reciprocated to each other as human beings. how hopeful are you that 2020 will be seen as a landmark year, in terms of diversity? i'm kind of hopeful, for sure, there's no ifs, buts or maybes about it. but look what it took us to get to this point — a man brutally murdered, a pandemic, millions of people marching on the streets — for people to think, "there might be something in this race thing." so i'm just hoping that things shift forward, but i don't know. mangrove is one of five related films. although the background often involves racism and discrimination, they're also each a celebration of friendship and family, music and joy, from an oscar—winning storyteller about london,
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the city he grew up in. lizo mzimba, bbc news. that's it. now on bbc one, time for the news where you are. have a very good night.
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hello to viewers in the uk joining those around the world. it's now time for us to take a first look at the national and international front pages in the papers. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me is the chief executive of the left—leaning think tank the new economics foundation miatta fahnbulleh and the whitehall correspondent for the financial times, sebastian payne. as always, love you —— lovely to have you both with us. the telegraph says the uk prime minister, boris johnson, is considering plans to close pubs
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and restaurants within days, amid growing opposition from sir keir starmer to the government's lock—down strategy. the metro says the it comes after borisjohnson was accused by labour leader sir keir starmer of "‘intergalactic incompetence', amid fears local lockdowns are not working, with infection rates soaring in 19 out of 20 areas where they have been imposed. the i says new restrictions to be introduced in england include extra money to support local businesses in virus hotspots in return for tighter restrictions, starting in the north of england, as infections continue to climb there. the daily mail says a major new study by edinburgh university suggests that strict lockdowns are unlikely to cut deaths in the long run and may even increase them. the paper says scientists concluded
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that coronavirus required a different strategy from a flu epidemic, and the focus should be on shielding the elderly and vulnerable. and the mirror asks simply, why aren't local lockdown working? the paper says covid—i9 cases continue to soar in hotspots. in germany, frankfurter allgemeine says berlin and paris are demanding eu sanctions against moscow following the poisoning of kremlin critic alexei navalny. in france, le figaro takes a look at the two women who have been awarded the 2020 nobel prize in chemistry for developing the tools to edit dna. and the times says climate scientists have revealed that the last month was the hottest september on record across the globe. surface air temperatures were 0.05c warmer than the year before, experts from the europe union union's copernicus climate
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change service said. so, let's start with our guests. lovely as always to see you both. let's start off with the metro, because of the international paper are having a look at some different stories, but the uk paper is very much talking about lockdowns and for those schemes and the metro, miatta, is concentrating on lockdown failing. we've got various different regional lockdowns across the country, but as the paper is picking up, 19 out of 20 areas where they have the local lockdowns, there is simply not working. there's a pretty stark statistic. i think it rings true. it sort of speaks to the point keir has starmer made pretty well, which is it's not clear why areas go
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into lockdown, and it's not clear what needs to be achieved for them to come out of lockdown. and there's a sense that the strategy is floundering, that the government is floundering, that the government is floundering, and we haven't really got a floundering, and we haven't really gota grip floundering, and we haven't really got a grip on this virus. and i think the government is in a really difficult position, and they need to try and understand exactly what is going wrong and why these restrictions and measures aren't working. part of it is that it's so, different restrictions in different areas, is quite hard for people to comply. i think they don't understand why certain things that they have to do in this way or not, it's not been explained to them in a way they can engage with it and therefore comply with it. and we've got the mastiff —— massive failer of chest and trace. until the government starts guessing
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—— test and trace. it's hard to see how the strategy will work. what is going on is a lot of name—calling. boris johnson's going on is a lot of name—calling. borisjohnson‘s being accused by shooting on the hip from keir starmer. he has been accused by intergalactic incompetence. we have got people's livelihoods on the brink of collapse. yet the numbers of infection rates continue to rise. i think the key thing here is if you look at all the front pages tomorrow, there is a new system coming in the next couple of days to try and unpick this messy situation of all the local lockdowns, because we been parts of country who have beenin we been parts of country who have been in lockdown for weeks on end and they found that hospital rates arts decreasing. the infection rates aren't decreasing either. there's a
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debate on several front pages on what can be done to address that, and the key thing is going to change as this new traffic light system that's been discuss for a number of weeks in whitehall is going to come into action we think some point early next week, which will be red, amber, green or one, two, three. that will classify number one, the rule of six, that means you can only socialise with five of the people in only two households. the second—tier means axing of household, and that's the places with more stringent lockdown measures — — the places with more stringent lockdown measures —— mixing of household. thirdly is where they will close all pubs and restaurants, and that's what nicola sturgeon announced in scotland today. it feels like that is coming to a big pa rt of feels like that is coming to a big part of england too. so boris johnson is aware this is a problem. in the northeast of england, people
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seem in the northeast of england, people seem to have a really good idea that you can't mix and households, but clearly, they need to have that extra clarity. this new wave of separating up the country is going to include a new scheme by which they deal with the hospitality sector, because closing all pubs and restaurants will mean a lot more people at risk of redundancy and a lot more businesses that may go bankrupt. so it will be somewhere between the furlough scheme that was very successful, but cost a huge amount of money and the newjob retention see game over the winter which is far less generous —— retention see game over the winter which is far less generous -- job retention scheme. it's very clear of the uk is headed to much more stringent lockdown. the balancing act, everything will decision has such a huge consequence. sebastian, picking up on what's happening in scotland, the i picking up suggesting that the prime minister
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under pressure to to act after puts in those far stricter restrictions —— after scotland. the headlines suggest local furlough return —— scotland. the headlines suggest localfurlough return —— return for tougher rules. this idea that local is better and there will be local furlough schemes for those people affected. this is a no-brainer. it made absolute no sense to me that we still have possibly are in shutdown, parts of the economy and local areas that were set down in the government was threatening to pull support. we are ina was threatening to pull support. we are in a pandemic. the rationale for why they put in a whole set of economic measures of the start of the pandemic back in march still hold. so i think it goes hand in glove that if you say you will
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restrict certain sectors, you have to have financial support because in the end, there is a massive economic cost all of this. we are talking about people's jobs and livelihoods and we know that if we do have mass unemployment, which is where we are headed and what all the statistics suggest, that's massively costly in the long run. it's usually scarring to our economy and our communities, and it must be avoided. i hope the government actually acts critically, what they cannot do as a half—baked measure. thejob what they cannot do as a half—baked measure. the job support scheme is a half measure because centres for businesses to keep workers are not strong enough, in order to do the job of supporting people's shutdown sectors. if you intervene in the economy, make it help and do a proper really. you say no half measures. when you look at the daily
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mail, and sebastian, although this to you. they talk about a study by edinburgh university in the mail. restriction measures are actually very dangerous. before you get to that, you have to explain the picture because obviously, this is the hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. are these real pictures? they may have had some photoshop involved because they so clearly illustrate the editorial message the mail is trying to get across here, because we should remember the daily mail is the paper of biddle england. it represents the middle classes of this country. —— middle england. the fa ct this country. —— middle england. the fact they are turning against the government strategy on this should bea government strategy on this should be a big concern for borisjohnson's government, and the same on the front page of the daily telegraph. keir starmer's skepticism to the 10pm curfew. i think on the mail's front page, what they're really
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saying is are these measures necessary. they are talking about eight to ten people not showing any symptoms. the huge cost of shutting down businesses and the hospitality industry. i think this speaks also to the fact why this new traffic light system has been announced yet because there was this big divide within the cabinet —— haven't been announced. you've got the health secretary matt hancock, his primary motivation is to make sure hospitals and cope and he wants to make sure the virus as low as possible. on the other hand, if you've got the chancellor who is primarily concerned about keeping the economy going as much as possible because we did dive very deeply into a recession after the lockdown. but the about bounce really quickly, and i think what rishi sunak is concerned about is if we go back towards cutting back economic growth, that will create a much
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