tv The Papers BBC News October 30, 2020 11:30pm-12:01am GMT
the headlines: president donald trump and his democratic rivaljoe biden are campaigning in a key election battle ground — america's midwest. some 84 million people have already voted in the us, ahead of election day on 3 november. coronavirus is now spreading through england faster than the uk government's own worst case scenario. the scientific advisory group for emergencies says there are around four times as many people catching the virus than it was prepared for. at least 17 people have been killed by a major earthquake that has hit turkey and greece. rescue teams are searching for survivors in the turkish city of izmir, where at least 20 buildings collapsed. france's interior minister has warned that more militant attacks are likely and said the country was at war with islamist ideology. his comments follow the fatal stabbing of three people in nice. plenty more coming up here on bbc world news.
hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are home affairs editor at the london evening standard, martin bentham, and thejournalist and broadcaster caroline frost. our chat ourchat in our chat in the moment. a quick look at the front pages. we will start with the times. boris johnson is considering imposing new lockdown restrictions in england from next week — following concerns that hospitals across the country are being overwhelmed. the daily telegraph reports a fourth tier of restrictions in england is on the way, after scientists warned the prime minister the virus was spreading faster than even their own gloomiest predictions, while the daily mail says a cabinet source has told the paper a national lockdown
will be announced next week. the guardian says health oficials suggest a national lockdown now could "save christmas" in england and allow families to meet during the festive season. according to the i, boris johnson is summoning the leaders of scotland, wales and northern ireland in effort to find a "common approach" that can reduce coronavirus cases before the winter break. the daily express reports that hudnreds of thousands of over—55s dipping into their pensions to get through the pandemic risk creating a "generation in poverty", while the financial times says global equities were on track for their worst week since march, with silicon valley groups among the latest casualties in a sell—off driven by alarm over surging coronavirus cases and nervousness around the us election.
and the daily mirror devotes its front page to 1966 world cup winner nobby stiles, who died today after battling cancer and alzheimer's. very sad story. we are going to start off our chat with the daily mail. and talk of a national lockdown. .. martin, mail. and talk of a national lockdown... martin, could you kick us lockdown... martin, could you kick us off with that? as you say, it is a story in several papers suggesting there will be another national lockdown to be announced next week. the mail, which is been against this move, is reporting this and has an accent move, is reporting this and has an a cce nt to move, is reporting this and has an accent to report inside, suggest there are still some discussions within cabinet, some disagreement about whether to go ahead with this. obviously it is a politically difficult thing for the prime minister to duke. if he does, having talked about how it would inflict misery on people, which it will do.
i don't think anybody can dispute that whether it is necessary or not. it will inflict misery for sure, but he sort of set himself against that previously. there is still some debate within cabinet according to this and yet all the figures are showing increasing infection rates and increased likelihood of that step being taken. i suppose it's more difficult for the prime minister, when he is weighing up what to do, given what is happened in germany, france, belgium tonight, introducing lockdowns of their own of various sorts, clearly it becomes harder to resist the move towards greater restrictions if you are standing on your own against it, and we actually saw a bit of this in the first lockdown, when we are trained to adopt a slightly different energy to adopt a slightly different energy to start off with then ferret rapidly changing tactics. caroline comey said that they want to avoid this as much as possible, but if the
scientists are saying things are actually worse than we expected, do you think he has any choice?” actually worse than we expected, do you think he has any choice? i think borisjohnson has got you think he has any choice? i think boris johnson has got the you think he has any choice? i think borisjohnson has got the shadow you think he has any choice? i think boris johnson has got the shadow of the earlier part of the year staring at him in the face because of what happened, we seem to move too late with the benefit of hindsight, and lots of people were talking about, should we have gone earlier into lockdown? would lives have been saved? same situation in america. i didn't there was no excuse for boris johnson. if he moves to late this time, there will be none of the, well, none of us knew any better. as martin just well, none of us knew any better. as martinjust said, with other premieres across europe acting as quickly as they can come i think that the walls are closing in on borisjohnson. he is calling it hotel california, but i think with these looming figures, with the scientist talking to them and laying there figures out there, he's
running out of options. it does make you wonder as we turn to the daily telegraph — the paper here talking about a fourth tier to avoid a further lockdown— but it does make you wonder that this virus keeps surprising us. because the scientists think they have a handle on itand scientists think they have a handle on it and then, no, scientists think they have a handle on itand then, no, it scientists think they have a handle on it and then, no, it is exceeding what we thought it was doing. actually, i am what we thought it was doing. actually, iam not what we thought it was doing. actually, i am not sure they do have a handle on it. that is one of the points, they have never had a handle on it. not that they can mutely have a handle on it, because clearly that depends on a vaccine and, before that, on the virus spreading. on the earlier lockdown, other countries did act faster, acted in a very severe fashion. spain had a severe lockdown, spain did as well, but it's searched in those places as well, so actually what has happened has not so far solve the problem
anywhere, really, even germany, which was seen as the great success. it is lost control of its test and trace working in large part of the country because the system has got too many infections for her to work, which is a problem, and so actually nobody has really got this right yet, have they? and that is on the questions even now for the prime minister when he goes down this road. and it is interesting. the telegraph of course has a slightly different take than the times on their story. maybe tier 4? different take than the times on theirstory. maybe tierli? perhaps because it is a hard thing for the government go down —— to go down. caroline, talking about this fourth tier. i think they are building in a mezzanine floor of regulation there. obviously, lockdown is quite an
emotive word. tier 4 keeps options open. in real terms, emotive word. tier 4 keeps options open. in realterms, from emotive word. tier 4 keeps options open. in real terms, from what we saw from the times and the telegraph and the daily mail, we are talking about everything except that very significant step of keeping the schools open, and so essential shops, medical centres and schooling, that is the big one. we have seen that children seem to be the touchstone for where the public really will dig their heels in. we have seen this with the school meal vouchers in recent days and i think borisjohnson will be vouchers in recent days and i think boris johnson will be doing anything to avoid closing schools once again. 0k, to avoid closing schools once again. ok, the daily express, meanwhile, talks about a generation in poverty. this goes across lots of generations, to be honest with you, people hit so economically, but concentrating on the over 55 here, martin. when i saw the headline, i thought he was talking about other people, losing theirjobs and so on,
and it will affect those people in a severe way, but this is a story about pension withdrawal. people with strong some of their pension pot from the age of 55 onward, an increase of 6% of people doing it in the three months of the summer. the express says that is down to people drawing it out to help pay for the cost of the pandemic and get them through that. there is no actual evidence that that is the case, there is a statistical increase being drawn. there's been a lot of people trying to encourage people to withdraw, a lot of investment schemes and someone, being tempted and defrauded coming to —— defrauded, to be frank. whether it is down to the pandemic or not,
it is down to the pandemic or not, it could be, or whether it is down to more intensive targeting of people trying to persuade them to get their money out and invested somewhere else, it is unclear, but it is an interesting statistic certainly. caroline? and as martin said, when you see the word poverty, my first thoughts are for people in very private socioeconomic groups who have been most hit by covid as well. —— very deprived. you think this is the double whammy. but, no, this is the double whammy. but, no, this is the double whammy. but, no, this is a bunch of people dipping into their pensions with very much the suggestion that they are saying, let's get that car. we promised ourselves. so i think my 70 will be reserved for, as martin said, slightly more specific areas of people suffering — — slightly more specific areas of people suffering —— i thick my sympathy will be. dipping into their pensions, that meant they have options and choices going forward. perhaps reading this headline tomorrow will give them pause and
thought. 0k, we are going to turn to the ft, and is the commentary piece in the paper that taught your attention, and it is perhaps one way of approaching what is going onto t moment, martin. this is by camilla cavendish, and she is basically making the point that we are stuck with coronavirus, that it is not obvious there will be a vaccine, or one that at least is a great solve for the problem completely, that in reality, it is a problem that is going to persist... for all the talk of vaccines, it is still unclear as to what a vaccine will actually achieve and when it will be with us, and so we have got to live with it for quite some time yet, so she is making an anti—lockdown argument in essence, that we've got to carry on and find a way to exist and not to
inflate all the other costs on people which are sometimes less obvious to see. we hear about things like cancer patients appointment being missed and cancer surgery being missed and cancer surgery being missed and people not having referrals, big drop in those and so on, and obvious sign. medical appointments not taking place like they did, and honestly mental health a big problem for people, and increasing, especially if it is in the second time around we are in these restrictions. i think all of that, she is arguing, we need to find a way to balance our lives. which is of course with the government has been trying to do by resisting lockdown. it may be they have given of that particular battle for the time being. 0k, caroline, i'm going to ask you to take us to our next front page, going back to the telegraph, our next story,
events taking place in the united states. the final push, tromp's last stand invited's hometown. —— trump's last stand invited's hometown. goodness mi! we have this circus coming on. this is in theory the la st coming on. this is in theory the last week and we will have of campaigning between these two... where are people at. biden is nine points ahead in the polls, but anyone who takes delightful relief and that only has to remember the event of 2016 to perhaps just pause before they start popping the champagne corks in the democratic party, so, yes, off to biden's home state. you think i would be perhaps cold water towns for donald trump, but he is never one to say die and he is treating this, for a man who was in the walter reed medical ce ntre was in the walter reed medical
centre three weeks ago? he is certainly a very impressively healthy and energetic person. that is the only praise i will give him but whether or not this will do enough to narrow that gap, well, thatis enough to narrow that gap, well, that is what timecodes are hoping —— democrats are hoping it is not what republicans are saying it is. the gap seems large and also the unprecedented number of voters who seem to be have already voted, it seems as if that will lead toa voted, it seems as if that will lead to a very high turnout, that is why it also favours democrats. whether or not it does, we will have to see. as caroline said, it was a separate last time, and real voting numbers, last time, and real voting numbers, last time, and real voting numbers, last time, hillary clinton got more votes but lost because of the way the american system works. a very
funny sketch about trump's appearance. very worth reading if the readers get the chance tomorrow. you have taken us to the times. but we are going to go inside the paper, to page four, caroline, and a verdict on academia? what are they referring to here? for years, the pathway to becoming a solicitor or any kind of lawyer in this country has been to study for a degree either ina has been to study for a degree either in a logically or another degree, then pay for more postgraduate fees to take on a diploma. this adds up to 30,000 extra pounds on top of your initial study fees. this is clearly evident for many people in this country. the reform they are suggesting is that apprentices can join law firms and effectively due on the job training. apprenticing is an old—fashioned term but it is being brought back into more industries because, as you
say, there say this is effectively dumbing down the law and that they are very worried that, a, the claims will not get the standard that they deserve require from such a training of professionals, but also an improvement terms, anyone looking at two candidates in the room will go to the old—fashioned way, the expensive way of learning this particular trade, but the good news is it brings in new faces, diverse voices, it breaks up a sort of school tie element which has been very known to be attached to this profession, perhaps above all the professions. martin, have you got a few words to say on this?” professions. martin, have you got a few words to say on this? i thick it makes sense, for the recent caroline has just makes sense, for the recent caroline hasjust said. of makes sense, for the recent caroline has just said. of course, makes sense, for the recent caroline hasjust said. of course, if makes sense, for the recent caroline has just said. of course, if you talk about the magic circle of city law firms, i'm sure they will want someone with a conventional law degree and the top—performing
academic records and so on, but not every solicitor needs to be at that level, so i think the diversity issueis level, so i think the diversity issue is a big argument. the cost of becoming, training and lot the moment is becoming increasingly high, and there are people within the profession who are very worried about the problems of diversity and the cost of training and how that deters people from poor backgrounds, often from ethnic doctrines as well, who are often from the poorer sections of society, so all of those things would be helped to address those problems by this reform, so i think it is well worth considering and pursuing. finally, the daily mirror, caroline — the gap was bigger -- his —— his heart was bigger than the gap in his teeth, nobby stiles. that was a quote from gary lineker. anybody who are members 1966 will always
have a place in their hearts for nobby stiles. perhaps he did not score the goals but he contributed his whole heart. our friends he was the england manager at the time, and he said, i like to choose the best teams, not the word on the street was that he was referring to nobby stiles and jack charlton when he said that. it is hard to imagine a player looking quite like he did, all the money going to grooming and all the money going to grooming and all sorts of things, but anyway, yes, of course he was a great hero, as all those england 1966 players were, and is now the seventh in that tea m were, and is now the seventh in that team who have now left us. 0k, we are going to leave it there, but martin bentham and caroline frost, thank you for your time. that is it
for now on bbc news, but plenty more to come. by for now. good evening. i'm john watson with the latest from the bbc sport centre. tributes have been paid to england world cup winner nobby stiles, who's died at the age of 78. he was a key part of the 1966 side beat west germany in the final at wembley, a combative midfielder who will be fondly remembered for his dance alongside sir bobby moore after that famous win. gary lineker called him one of a kind. he was just a real character. and obviously, he was an old—school type of player, a hard man. he'd take people out the game like he did with eusebio in the semifinal. he's probably the sort of player that'd actually struggle in the modern game, with the law changes and the amount of fouls that he'd give away. in those days, of course, you could be a lot more physical. but, yeah, a great player, a player with a huge heart, and he will be seriously missed.
the tributes have been pouring in. sir geoff hurst, team—mate from that world cup—winning side, says he's... england have added their thoughts... manchester united said he was... the former manchester united player gary neville has also posted a picture of them together. stiles having worked as a youth coach at the club. he said...
stiles, of course, known for his tough tackling on the field. nobby stiles, the manchester united and england legend, who's died at the age of 78. wolves are up to third in the premier league after a 2—0 win over crystal palace at molineux. teenager rayan ait—nouri scored on his debut to give them the lead with this first—time strike after 18 minutes. portuguese winger daniel podence doubled the hosts' advantage nine minutes later. it means wolves are now level on points with leaders everton and champions liverpool, who both have a game in hand. the six nations will be settled this weekend, seven months later than planned. england one of three teams that could win it, along with ireland and france,
both of whom face each other at the stade de france tomorrow. it's set to be a record breaking weekend, in both the wales and england camps. here's patrick gearey on how the nations sit heading into the final weekend. and scotland have won a famous victory! one of the most sensational tries twickenham has ever seen! the last round, the swinging pendulum, the beating heart. the conclusion of this tournament's long been a time for adrenaline and arithmetic. tomorrow, all roads start at rome, where england are poised, but their last chapter's come after months of blank pages. they've not played a game since march. can they dust off the rust and find the bonus point win against italy? that will give them a chance at the title, if france beat ireland but don't thrash ireland, and if ireland don't thrash france. three of england's squad were recently made european champions with exeter. and there is motivation
from outside the bubble. i think where our heads are at, and eddie made it very aware to us that obviously everyone's having a pretty horrific time at the minute. people are losing theirjobs, people are losing their lives, and we have got an opportunity to represent the country and try to put smiles back on people's faces. and as soon as he said that, it really struck a chord with me. but then all in rome must look to paris. a bonus point win for ireland over france would definitely give them the title, thanks to last weekend's big victory over italy. france won't roll over, though. they might still win the title themselves. at least in these strange times, ireland will face only 15 frenchmen, not the usual extra 80,000. but is that definitely a good thing? i've been in the stade de france before where the crowd have turned on them, and then it can become a positive for us and a negative for them, so you can look at it whatever way you want. obviously, we'd prefer to play in an empty stadium than play with 80,000 french supporters, but, look, it is what it is. it's not ideal. "it's not ideal" — an understatement of the year. but a day of escapism awaits. count the points, follow the stories and hold on tight. patrick gearey, bbc news.
there was a shock in the quarterfinals of the vienna open, as world number one novak djokovic suffered the heaviest defeat of his career. the serb was beaten in straight sets by italy's lorenzo sonego, who is ranked 42nd in the world and only came into the tournament as a lucky loser. afterwards, sonego described the win as the best of his life. it's the first time djokovic has ever been beaten by such a margin, winning just three games in the whole match. waiting for sonego in the last four will be britain's dan evans, who overcame grigor dimitrov in three sets to reach his second atp 500 semifinal of the year. chris gayle has become the first man to hit 1,000 sixes in t20 cricket. the west indies batsman achieved the feat in the ipl for his kings 11 punjab side with some trademark huge hitting. how often have we seen that? it didn't end too well, though, as he was remarkably bowled out on 99 — you can see how frustrated he was — just one short of his century!
he has hit over 300 more sixes than anybody else. and i'm sure he'll hit a few more. now, it's halloween tomorrow — and many of you may be dressing up, even if it's just at home. british heavyweight dereck chisora has got involved as well, not to be undone. this was at the weigh—in today for his fight with undisputed world cruiserweight champion oleksandr usyk. chisora there wearing halloween face and body paint, with the word "war" daubed on his chest, as the pair went head—to—head. it remains to be seen whether chisora's scare tactics will have any effect on his opponent, who's considered one of the best fighters on the planet. all the talking will be settled in the ring tomorrow, i'm sure. coverage of that fight on bbc radio 5 live tomorrow night from 10.15pm. that, though, is all from the bbc sport centre for now. hello. by midweek next week,
our weather will finally have turned drier and calmer, but for the weekend, it is far from it. and for saturday, storm aiden — as named by the irish weather service for impacts there, but even across the uk — will be very windy and, at times, very wet. here's that area of low pressure passing to the north west of scotland. another will come along on sunday, as it stays windy and there will be more rain. now, saturday begins already with some outbreaks of heavy rain towards the west in particular and, for a time, clearing north across scotland, but then further heavy, even torrential bursts of rain sweep east across the uk with very gusty, squally winds, although for many of us, that will clear to some sunshine. it is in the west where we'll see the strongest gusts of wind — 50,60 miles an hour — but closer to 70 on exposed coasts and hills. but even elsewhere, as this torrential rain moves on through, could well see some gusts of 50—60 mph. it's going to be a mild start to the weekend.
many of us see the rain clear to sunshine, but there will be further rain or northern ireland into western scotland in the afternoon. and still very strong winds. parts of western scotland could for a time gust in excess of 70 mph. the winds ease a touch overnight and into sunday morning, as more rain comes on through from the west. now, sunday will be a very windy day. this area of low pressure contains the remnants of what was once hurricane zeta. so, yes, closer to that, we'll see the strongest winds, but all parts will have another windy day. and after some early rain clears through, some will brighten up in scotland and northern ireland. further outbreaks of rain in england and wales. some of that mayjust push for the north as we go on through the day. those winds still very gusty, particularly in northwest scotland. the chance of seeing some gusts above 70 mph for a time, and sunday is still looking mild. now, it does turn colder next week, but that's part and parcel of a significant change in the weather. still some rain or showers around to start the week, still quite windy. but from midweek, it's drier,
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