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talks between britain and the eu on a post brexit trade agreement have been temporarily put on hold without agreement. the eu president ursula van der leyen and the british prime minister, borisjohnson, will discuss progress on saturday. the head of the world health organization has called for more funding to ensure worldwide access to coronavirus vaccines. he noted that most spending on health goes on tackling disease in rich countries. clinics in moscow will start offering covid 19 jabs from saturday after president putin ordered the start of large—scale vaccination in russia for those groups most at risk. russia's sputnik vee vaccine is still undergoing phase 3 trials. us president—electjoe biden has addressed the latest report on us unemployment, which suggests the economic recovery is slowing. he's called for urgent bipartisan agreement to help those who have lost theirjobs.
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hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are deputy political editor at the sunday times, caroline wheeler and author and journalist rachel shabi. tomorrow's front pages, starting with. .. german starting with. .. chancellor angela german starting with... chancellor angela merkel has stepped german chancellor angela merkel has stepped in at the last minute to get negotiators to agree to a post brexit deal. negotiators to agree to a post brexit deal. that story is also in the ft — which notes borisjohnson‘s 11th hour visit to brussels tomorrow in an attempt to break the deadlock the male describes is teetering on the brink. and emmanuel macron locked in dissent. disagreement between london and paris is pushing
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brexit talks near a collapse. the paper also has a picture of heavy snowfall in the pen eyes. more snow expected for other parts tomorrow. more snow expected for other parts tomorrow. the telegraph claims that it's brussels‘ request for unfettered access to fishing in british waters which is the reason behind the deadlock, the paper also carries an image of the queen — carrying out her first diplomatic meeting via video link. and he expresses high street retailers are hedging their nets on the pre—christmas boom this weekend. shoppers emerge after a four week lockdown for the up the paper describes it as a £10 billion describes it lifeline for shops. so let's begin... guardians front page a bit of a contrast it's been upbeat this headlines hopes as merkel stepped in. one wonders if this was written before the meeting broke up a few hours ago but did you think of a? before the meeting broke up a few hours ago but did you think of me difficult hours ago but did you think of a7m difficult to know what's going on. on the one hand it does look like all the big guns are rushing to the scene now. so it would be with that
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if merkel was getting involved. she has appealed for compromises on both sides. she has some of the eu member states such as france and italy have been saying to the eu chief negotiator that he's made too many concessions. merkel has been briefed doing something quite different from top the year was more room for manoeuvre if that would lead to a deal being secured. so it might be that she is stepping up to this. it's also the case we are hearing that while there has been a pause put on the negotiations today, with both sides issuing a statement saying there is still significant urgent. they are going to be talks between boris johnson
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urgent. they are going to be talks between borisjohnson and still on tomorrow. that's another big development. caroline, what do you make of intervention by the german chancellor angela merkel? is she going to be the want to bang heads together for want of a better phrase? that actually brings both to the table new deal they can agree on is going to be down to her in the end? you have to remember that all of the leaders at the moment have skin in this game. and whatever happens the outcome of these negotiations are going to be friction to the european union with the dealer without a deal. of course the dealer without a deal. of course the german car manufacturing industry is essential to the german economy. we heard consolatory language before from angela merkel. but it's interesting that we are seeing a very contrasting message come from the french president who appears if you read some of the other stories to be causing some friction largely around one of the
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main sticking points of the negotiations. which has been on the fishery. and it's been that he's putting forward the notion that they wa nt putting forward the notion that they want to have a ten year transition period. which is obviously unpalatable to the british sides. it seems that we are now seeing lots of people rushing to the scene to try and tie up the negotiation. we really, really are in the last chance. very much so with the internal markets now returning to parliament on monday. which is that some of those palatable clauses to the eu. it really is the kind of crux point of all these negotiations now and there is no negotiation and agreement reached by sunday then there is lots of talks about the negotiations being wrapped up permanently. yeah, will talk a little bit more about president macron in a moment. the ft, johnson and eat you a call to unblock talks. rachel is this about the optics
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what's happening tonight? it looks a bust up the way they both parties have walked away from the top. this is perhaps as much about how they both come out looking like there is a victory for their own side, is in a?| a victory for their own side, is in a? i think it is partly that. that does seem to have something to do with it. definitely the pattern we saw over the last few years with various points in the negotiations. with the various iteration of deals that we've had. i could be that both sides basically making absolute demands knowing that they can say to their respected constituents look, we tried, we try to get the best. also knowing that they all have to move or retreat a little bit from those to find some sort of meeting area in the middle. it could be a bit of that. i think it is also significant that we are seeing the sort of, chiefs, the heads, the
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prime minister, the eu president now entering this stage of discussion. this does seem to me like the end is nigh. the end game is very close. because it's at that scale now. caroline, as boris johnson because it's at that scale now. caroline, as borisjohnson prepares to meet the eu president tomorrow what's the most important thing for him? and how is he going to sell this and look like he is a winner? the person who led the league campaign. of course we have to remember that boris johnson resigned his position as foreign secretary over brexit and that proposed checkers deal which trees to came back from brussels with. of course the issues, the bone of contention still remained just the level playing field fisheries. in all of those things. he really needs to come back from whatever discussion he has with enough to satisfy those
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brexiteers within his party. but there is not any kind of cello. of course the bar on that is quite high. they don't want any sort of level playing field and they also wa nt level playing field and they also want to feel that they can't wait would not come away with some kind of victory over fisheries. that's very, very difficult balancing act to be able to deliver. given that both sides have have to play to their constituent parts. and both sides have to look like they've not made too many concessions. so it really is going to be an incredibly trickyjob in order to be able to do that for both sides to come out of it and proclaim that they had some kind of victory. rachel, the daily males front page has a headline lock bus stop. saying the deal macro likely to blame for that bombshell. the closed micron ally said he would veto a ny the closed micron ally said he would veto any trade deal that went against french interest. we seen
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over the past months and years that fishing has been one of the three bones of contentions of we've discussed already. do you think the president is willing to scupper what ever deal there may be for his redline? there is all sorts of speculation and after his motivation over this. britain is blaming france for pushing talks to the brink of colla pse for pushing talks to the brink of collapse with the suggestion that france has the same access, fishing access to british waters as it does now and that that is in place for ten years. micron is up for reelection next year. it's possible that he just wants to look like he's protecting france interest. or that he has tried to. with that election in mind. but the fishing situation is as caroline was saying, it's such
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a red line for borisjohnson's side. where they view it as some kind of touchstone of proof of the countries, britain actually being an independent country setting its own rules. this sort of ideology has perhaps blinded them to the reality. which is the fishing is responsible for not .2% of britain's domestic output. that a big chunk of england's fishing quotas are in any case sold back to eu boats. and that it really might not be worth discovering an entire trade deal with the eu over it. and caroline, the times front page also blaming france saying that it has derailed the brexit talks. we've also got suggestions and some of the papers that boris johnson suggestions and some of the papers that borisjohnson as you set a ready, will walk away, monday if
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there isn't a deal. is this more high—stakes brinkmanship or do you think we are really down to the last wire on this? i think everybody at this stage has to talk tough. in order for anybody to come out of this with their head held high saying that we try, we tried as hard as we could to get concessions. we tried as hard as we could to push out tried as hard as we could to push our own tried as hard as we could to push our own redlines and our own mandates. inevitably it was always going to come to this point where we got into the really high—stakes. but i think talking to both sidesjust in terms of practicality of getting that agreement through both parliament in the uk and european parliament in the uk and european parliament on their side. we really do need to reach an agreement because it's only four weeks' time until that transition period ends on the 31st of december. and with out getting this deal ratified and through parliament of course, we saw the difficulties that teresa may had
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getting her deal through parliament. it really now seems that this is the moment. that either we get that deal or revert to know deal. which means it will be trading on wto come january. and rachel, whatever happens there is a deal or where trading on wt deals that is a nightmare because there is more uncertainty and referred from business leaders that many business cities are prepared. notjust in this country but in europe those that trade with the uk. absolutely, absolutely. the level of uncertainty is really just causing absolutely. the level of uncertainty is reallyjust causing a distress. for businesses both on the british side and on the eu side of things. and it's just the case that because we have a brexit deal, if there is a deal that it will be a hard brexit. britain will be out of the customs union out of the single market and
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that does have consequences. even if we just look at the that does have consequences. even if wejust look at the 10,000 that does have consequences. even if we just look at the 10,000 lorries that go between dover and callie each day. it will have consequences there because they will need to be checks put on customs checks put on goods passing between those two ports. even looking atjust food or meat. there will be different regulations and different checks imposed on those things. that will cause delays. and we are looking at things that are perishable. in other industries were looking at things that just in industries were looking at things thatjust in time manufacturing. this is going to have consequences. it's not clear that we are anywhere near prepared for that or even that we can be at this stage. as these negotiations come down to the wire, how much pressure, power does the erg exert so much pressure on the conservative government over the past two years? how much power did
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they still have, have they got any state left it all? it's interesting, if you look at the members they tend to sort of coexist as well with that rebellious group that we saw rebelling earlier this week over the coronavirus hearing restrictions. of course had the labour party not have behaved in the way it did it would've caused enormous problems for borisjohnson would've caused enormous problems for boris johnson getting those restrictions through parliament. yes, there is still a significant group of people within conservative party that they're really hard brexiteers who could potentially derail there is even if boris johnson gets it over the line this weekend. and actually gets an agreement signed up to. because they really do believe that brexit is very clearly a departure from the existing traditions that we've had in that level playing field. that we should be able to have divergence
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and of course if borisjohnson comes back with anything less than what they think is a pure brexit, then it's going to face enormous scrutiny going through parliament. especially if many of them would prefer a know deal brexit. even if it is they sort of shallow deal it's going to be. much more much more talk on this over the next coming days. let's talk about shopping. the daily express. 10 billion bruce hope for at the shops this weekend. i don't know if either of you have been to the shaft of the past few days and save reopen. i went to my local shopping centre today and asked the lady how busy he had been and she said busy but not busy enough. it's a really steep mountain to climb. for all those businesses would definitely do that desperately need this cash injection now. it's been such a horrible year for retail. the express is projecting that because on the first day that everything reopened on wednesday there was 85%
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rise in shortfall. which obviously, isa rise in shortfall. which obviously, is a considerable number. this might indicate the appetite to get back into the high street shops. especially with christmas and also just because it's something to do. it's become an event for a lot of people it will be seen as that. interestingly, there is been a shift as well in the way people are shopping. the british independent retailers are reporting that there's been an increase a disproportionate increase towards local independent shopping with people saying they actually want to support the community in their area. they want to support local independent shops or they found it more convenient. perhaps that might signal more long
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lasting shift in the way that we shop that it will become much more local and much less high street. although that comes with the caveat that even though shopping was not as high in big cities, london and the west end is the exception. we are still saying not to be able to resist its pole. interestingly as i was coming in tonight not as busy on oxford street as it might have been on eight normal run—up to christmas here on a friday evening. caroline, do you think most people will be doing their shopping online, wary of risking the shops and the crash lots of people all crammed together?” think it's really difficult. yes i think it's really difficult. yes i think there will still be some concern about flocking to areas where there are going to be masses of people. but equally there's been some pretty habit—forming things happening over the last for months. given that we've all been in
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lockdown and rely on doing much more shopping whether it's christmas or any other event online. but equally, i think there is also going to be a problem in that people aren't going to work in the numbers that what they were. we are still effectively in most of the tears being told where we can't work from home which means were not necessarily going to those urban centers as regularly as we might have been. ithink those urban centers as regularly as we might have been. i think it's very interesting what rachel says about people shopping mart locally. i certainly have a sense now when i go out to those local businesses that are around where i live the difficulties that they have been going through during this period was up going through during this period was up and feela going through during this period was up and feel a kind of desire and loyalty towards them to actually try and support those businesses as they try to recover after the pandemic. i think lots of people feel that way let's take a quick look here at the
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queen her first diplomatic presenting of their credentials by ambassadors. tell us what she's been doing. this is a green having to adaptjust like all of us are. she is speaking at windsor castle by video link to the hungarian ambassador and his wife were visiting at buckingham palace. this was her first crack at virtual diplomacy. i wonder what the queen experiences online the same way that we do what is the quality of the wi—fi like in windsor palace? issue disturbed by a neighbour loud instruments? is the queen ever on mute? i doubt it. yes. it's a great picture and image as we all try to imagine these ambassadors. there shall be in ferried by horse and carriage to buckingham palace to present their credentials. even though the queen wasn't there in
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person. well, there are still things in this country that are inexplicable in terms of some of the traditions that we have. clearly this is a tradition that even zoom in other ways that we can communicate is able to replicate yet. however i don't know whether that can be some sort of virtual carriage ride in the future. but at the moment it seems that they are just trying to have to do that in a traditional way. yes apparently it was lots of bowing and curtsy and to be had. lots of tradition is still being upheld. lovely to have you both with us this evening. thank you for taking us through the papers. that is it for the papers tonight. thank you very much for being with us. goodbye for now. good evening here with your latest
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sports news. england's first one—day international against south africa will take place on sunday after being postponed because of a positive coronavirus test within the cricket bubble. the news came just an hour before it was due to start in cape town this morning. a member of the home side was found to have the virus. a fresh round of testing will now take place and cricket journalists says any more positive test will put the whole series in doubt. to have an odi which is a first tour in south africa sense we've had lockdown to have already one of the games postpone is a worry. there is no guarantee that obviously, sunday, monday and wednesday is going to go here. because there's going to be another round of testing tomorrow. all the hotel staff, players will be retested. if there's another problem there is no way the rest of the tour is going to be able to go ahead. it is going to be able to go ahead. it is the worst possible time from south africa's point of view.
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financially they will take a major hit as well. it's a worry for the rest of the summer two because we still got australia, pakistan and stri like that coming as well. it is a major concern and things have to change very quickly. india beat australia in the opening game of the 2020 series. there was controversy india batsman had been struggling with a leg injury. struggled on to the final of their inning when he was hit on the helmet by the ball. he wasn't tested for a concussion and he banded on reaching a valuable 44 as india 61 —— seven. after the break india claimed he had concussion. they bought on spin bowler to replace him. he took three wickets for 25 including two of their top scores was up he was made man of the match in india won by 11 rounds. concussion substitutes are allowed to bat or ball on body injuries. india confirmed that he won't take part in the rest of the series. board met the top of the
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championship after beating barnsley for —— nil at oak well. scoring two goals in each eye. midfielder billing with the first of them. the third goal was a brilliantly hit kit by rico. the result leaves bournemouth to pointe claire at the top of the table. they can be overta ken top of the table. they can be overtaken tomorrow. barnsley drop down to 15. both those teams use all five of their subs allowed in the championship. something juergen clopp would love to be able to do. the liverpool manager has criticised the premier league for ignoring player welfare for restricting the top flights to only three substitutes per game. the issue was in kansas city and clopp says people need to stop thinking it's just about helping the big teams. it's about helping the big teams. it's about all of the players. and it's about all of the players. and it's about load management and nothing else. load management not forgetting an invention, load management for dealing with the problem, with this
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covid situation obviously is for football. dealing with the situation in the best possible way. and we cannot just ignore it in the best possible way. and we cannotjust ignore it because some people say that it would be an advantage for others. it's not about any advantage i can't say it often enough. just one game into nights at rugby union partnership. a really close wa nt rugby union partnership. a really close want to watch bristol beat northampton the last kick of the match bristol had been 1a knelt down one point stage a fight bad peers o'connors tried helping pull them to within two points. they kept pressing until the very end and a penalty from bed to snatch the 18 —— 17 win. bristol moved ahead for the rest of that there is. northampton stays 2nd. bottom lost all three of the game so far. despite never having scored a point in his 36 races spanning two years in formula 1. races spanning two years in formula 1, george russell has topped the time sheets in today's practice for the grand prix in bahrain. it was
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helped that the 22—year—old britain was driving louis hamiltons car. the world champion is missing due to coronavirus. russell was still almost a third of a second quicker than his mercedes team—mate broadcast. second to wrestle in both sessions. that's all the support for now. hello there. many parts of central northern eastern britain woke up to some winter wonderland scenes on friday morning. pretty heavy snow that was significant snowfall of the season so far. but the weekend is looking quieter. our area of low pressure will be slipping away. it was day, but it will become drier with the showers of rain, sleet and snow solely clearing away. saturday we continue with the centre of the low pressure at this time a car flaws. here's where will see moshe i was the strongest winds. a few
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showers for northern eastern scotla nd showers for northern eastern scotland and perhaps east england. we should start to see sunshine breaking through the cause was up it's going to be another chilly day. pretty much wherever you are. for the of cloud, showers are sunshine. for mac —— 7 degrees will be that high. saturday night that low pressure begins to pull away from the southwest a bit drier here. showers continue across northeast scotla nd showers continue across northeast scotland northeast england. our area of pressure pushes onto the near continent for sunday. this weather front may generate one or two showers across north england in northeast scotland. for most should be largely drive atop the winds much lighter on sunday. starts chilly for a mistand lighter on sunday. starts chilly for a mist and fog around which could lift into low clouds. some areas could be cold and grey through the day. other areas could see sunshine. one or two showers across the far northeast throughout the uk closer to that weather front. another cold day. temperatures generally three to 8c. as day. temperatures generally three to 8 c. as we head into next week you'll see the uk and between these weather features. this could
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you'll see the uk and between these weatherfeatures. this could go southwest this will push on the north sea. i think for most on monday that should be largely drive. again another morning of mist and fog light winds. which could lead to a rather great day for many. could see one or two showers in the far south as i think most places will be dry temperatures two to 4 degrees. that feature in the north sea which is northwestwa rd that feature in the north sea which is northwestward it could impact scotla nd is northwestward it could impact scotland and northeast courses are pumped into the cold air we could see some snow particularly over maybe the north penn eyes. the whole feature will slowly push northwards and we can later on in the day. for much northern island for england and wales with a variable clouds of sunshine. that area of low pressure pretty much fizzles out and fizzles out of the uk. then we've got a ridge of high pressure for
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wednesday. dry for most before the atla ntic wednesday. dry for most before the atlantic comes back to life. wednesday another chilly start light winds some frost around mist and fog which could linger. could see some sunshine breaking through the clouds and places. some areas staying cold and places. some areas staying cold and grey all day. those temperatures generally in low, single figures for most. we start to see change as we go from thursday onwards the jet strea m go from thursday onwards the jet stream by nine begins to invigorate across the atlantic. will start to aim fire towards the uk. that might steal low pressure systems toward the uk as we reach the end of the week bringing a return to windy or whether with outbreaks of rain. especially across the north and the rest of the country. after a couple of fairly quiet, cold, grey days a little bit of sunshine starts next week. it does look like it will turn more unsettled with outbreaks of rain, strong that goes into the following weekend too.
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