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tv   The Papers  BBC News  October 25, 2020 11:30pm-11:46pm GMT

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hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the political commentator and former conservative party press chief giles kenningham and the author and journalist, rachel shabi. tomorrow's front pages...starting with... let's start with the metro — and its splash showing the dramatic moment special forces stormed a tanker off the isle of wight — after the paper says it was ‘seized' by seven stowaways. the daily telegraph says the operation tookjust nine minutes — and reports the ministry of defence‘s comments — that the ship had been ‘subject to a suspected hijacking'. the times describes the scale of the military operation — reporting that four military helicopters took a0 personnel to the scene — and that 16 troops boarded the vessel — securing the ship with the backing of airborne snipers. the ft leads
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on president trump's comments that the us is ‘rounding the turn‘ on covid—19 — that claim despite a recent surge in cases in the run up to the us election. the i quotes the us government scientist dr anthony fauci — who has suggested a coronavirus vaccine could be approved by end of this year. the guardian says the government is under pressure from conservative mps to perform a u—turn — after refusing to back down on its decision — not to extend free school meals over the holidays for disadvantaged children in england. the daily mirror pays tribute to the footballer marcus rashford — who has spearheaded the school meals campaign over the past few months. and the back page of the metro captures an image of lewis hamilton — celebrating winning a record—breaking 92nd grand prix — and overtaking michael schumacher with the highest number of victories
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in formula one history. let's in formula one history. get straight to it. giles, if you let's get straight to it. giles, if you could kick us off, plays. front page of the times and it is the special forces story and events in the isle of wight. yes, quite dramatic, remarkable scenes and remarkable detail starting to emerge about how the special forces swooped on this ship, and within nine minutes had brought the key route to safety, had arrested the seven so—called hijackers. —— brought the crew to safety. details are emerging about how and why what has happened here. remarkably, the reports said the stowaways were on the ship for more than 20 days. no papers with them so people don't know what is them so people don't know what is the motivation there, what were they doing, where they migrants trying to come to the country? i suspect more
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details to emerge in the coming days. thankfully, no one was hurt or injured. the crew are safe, and these seven hijackers are now being questioned by authorities. rachael. yeah, i mean, incredible competent response from the special forces, that they managed to take control of the situation, the seven stowaways and suspected hijackers of the boat are now detained, and the entire ship crew is well and safe, so it does seem to have been something that has been taken control of very speedily and efficiently in response toa speedily and efficiently in response to a call from southampton police earlier, who put in a request for a response to the special service. staying with a front times of the times. the pm seeks and entered the
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school meals row. how is he going to end the row? well, this has been capturing the headlines for the past couple of days. marcus rashford once again setting the news agenda over this whole row over free school meals, whether they should continue during the school holidays, and especially over christmas. the times reporting that the government is going to earmark some money for some of the poorest families as part of what they are describing is a partial climb—down on the issue. there isn't complete details there about how or what form this will ta ke about how or what form this will take but i suspect the government has got enough to deal with and what this row and argument closed down. obviously, an incredibly emotive issue, as marcus rashford once again shows how, a sportsman, how they can really be a force for good when it comes to social issues, a lot of credit must go to him for raising this issue. rachael, is this an
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a cce pta ble this issue. rachael, is this an acceptable compromise, do you think? no, buti acceptable compromise, do you think? no, but i think it is going to cut it. borisjohnson no, but i think it is going to cut it. boris johnson is no, but i think it is going to cut it. borisjohnson is offering cash for the poorest, extra financial support for the poorest families outside of term time, and it is looking out over the christmas break. i don't think this is anywhere near enough. they still continue to really misjudge the mood of the country and underestimate the force of opinion on this. i mean, sir bernard jenkins, the cirque —— the conservative mp, himself said then conservatives had misunderstood then conservatives had misunderstood the country. we have seen thousands of children's doctors protest the government's mood. we've seen, you know, the children's commissioner for england call the government's measures dickensian in their nature, we've seen protests up and down the country where people have left empty plates outside conservative headquarters, and we have seen a nation step up to provide the care
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that the government seems so relu cta nt to that the government seems so reluctant to do, to actually provide meals for children who need them. over half term. so, i think that the government has really seriously exposed a disdain, disdain for people who are struggling at the moment in this country, and kids who are completely not at fault in any of this. in one of the richest countries of the world, this really is an abomination. giles, i want to ta ke is an abomination. giles, i want to take you to the front page of the mirror, because we are still talking about marcus rashford, because i wa nt to about marcus rashford, because i want to deal with your thoughts about how he has deals with this campaign, publicly, on social media, he has also spoken out about the abuse against the mps who voted against the bill for the school meals during the holidays, he has spoken about the abuse —— spoken out against the abuse they have got.|j think he has been exemplary. he has
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shown how sportsmen can become an amazing role models, how they can become a force for good. an incredibly effective use of social media to move the government on positions and doing it incredibly quickly. so, yeah, ithink, yeah, he comes out of this incurably well. maybe we should get him involved in the brexit negotiations, given his success so the brexit negotiations, given his success so far including the political agenda. let stand at the front page of the daily mail. this 12 minute covert test in boots. yes, boots is announcing it was to roll out rapid coded testing so the turnaround with the results would be pretty speedy. looking at charging 100 and £20 a test, though that is expected to come down, and it is open to everybody, not just to people who are symptomatic. i find it slightly worrying that it is the private sector moving in. we have
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already had test and trace outsourced to private companies to the tune of £12 billion that we know of, and they have completely bungled the response. so, that is the private sector being chosen by the government is that of a functional public sector, health service, that knows how to do test and trace and was completely cut out of the equation. an eye to see private companies moving in, into an area that the government should have got a grip on. other companies do —— other countries do come —— community testing, and i don't rely on private companies to do so. hundred and £20 is the gust. yes, they are saying if there is a big demand, this figure should come down. it could be incredibly transformative it could mean people could get back to work, people could see relatives they have not seen, and travel could get up and running again, helping an industry which has almost been
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brought to its knees. in terms of who delivers the solution, i don't think anyone has a monopoly on good ideas, if it is the private sector, great. there is a wider issue, i think pharmacies have played an incredibly important role, and boots has pharmacies, but also we have independent pharmacies, and they should be applauded. potentially, they could play a pivotal role in they could play a pivotal role in the roll—out of any potential vaccine but i think what is incredibly exciting is 90% accuracy rates, this could really get things moving again. rachael, iwanted rates, this could really get things moving again. rachael, i wanted to do the front page of the financial times, president trump claiming that covid is rounding the turn, do you think saying something like this after everything we have seen will be in his favour? it is very out of kilter with the facts on the rarity of the situation which is that infections continue to spike in the
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us. -- infections continue to spike in the us. —— with the facts on the reality of the situation. there are record levels of infection with covid, and thatis levels of infection with covid, and that is in the context of 220,000 people already tragedy —— tragically died in the us. what he says and what is the reality are two very different things and this has come to dominate the us election campaign, which is now in its final week. it is also thought to have been one of the factors that has motivated early voters to have reached record— breaking levels. people queueing around blocks to vote. and when asked, some of those people are saying, the reason they are so determined to vote is not just president trump but his mishandling of the pandemic. just president trump but his mishandling of the pandemicm just president trump but his mishandling of the pandemic. it is that group, that population who could make all the difference. and, giles, i suppose you have to ask
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yourself, those true voters who believe in him, when he says something like this, do they care? ordo something like this, do they care? or do theyjust something like this, do they care? or do they just want something like this, do they care? or do theyjust want him back in office? what will come into play? i spoke to a republican strategist the other day who set effectively the ca ke other day who set effectively the cake has been baked and it is now about how each side gets its supporters out. joe biden has not been as active as tramp, you would argue that trump needs to be more proactive. it doesn't look particularly great for trump at the moment, if you take the polls, and the poles are givenjoe biden and i percent lead, but we have been here four years ago and at what happened. democrats are nervous about getting to the situation again where perhaps joe biden wins with a popular weight vote by 5 million but perhaps he
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comes close or not close enough in texas, that is the real fear here. i think the strategy of the joe biden campaign is banking on, no, we are not donald trump, but no real definition is highly risky. i don't think it is a done deal yet. we are going to stay with the us, rachael, dr anthony fauci. he has raised our hopes and saying that we could see a vaccine by the end of the year but he has attached some caveats to it. of course, the vaccine has to be demonstrated bully —— demonstrably safe, all these vaccines for covid have been developed at huge speed, it has been an extraordinary effort, it has been an extraordinary effort, it has been an extraordinary effort, it has gone faster than other
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vaccines. that is still without compromising any of the safety checks that would normally happen but they do need to be demonstrated to be safe. and then the roll—out is going to take quite a few months. the initial batches will be for front line workers and then the more vulnerable. but the logistics of rolling out that vaccine to millions and millions of people is obviously going to take some time. and millions of people is obviously going to take some timelj and millions of people is obviously going to take some time. i suppose it is those on the priority list, isn't it, giles? yes, absolutely. hopefully good news as rachael said, because we will have to go to front line workers first but then it will be an who is going to do is to be will it be rolled out? pharmacies are gp surgeries? in terms of how you do this. fingers crossed, it sounds like they think they are going to have something by christmas. there are 200 vaccines being experimented with at the moment so we should just keep our
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fingers crossed. giles, front page of the guardian, a picture of lewis hamilton, he is on most of the front pages in one form of another, fantastic record—breaking win for him. this is his 92nd grand prix when which takes him past michael schumacher‘s record, an incredible feat, i am glad he is getting g coverage and praise for, it shouldn't be underestimated. perhaps maybe he will be a bbc sports personality of the year this year. in these difficult times, great to have some good news. rachael, your thoughts? i've lost count of the numberof times thoughts? i've lost count of the number of times there has been a hamilton when it celebrated on the paper reviews, and now that it's his 92nd time, that is probably why. it seems to happen with such frequency! but the thing about it as well is he is in his prime. he still has such a
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long way to go. as a sports person. so, ithink long way to go. as a sports person. so, i think we are going to see many, many more wins being celebrated on the front pages. and also using his voice for a lot of societal issues as well. thank you very much. good night. and thank you for staying with us for the papers this evening. next on bbc news, it is the film review, back from us, cheerio. hello, and welcome to the film review with me, mark kermode, rounding up the best movies available for viewing in cinemas and in the home.


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