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capitol building on wednesday were a "riotous mob" and "domestic terrorists". he blamed donald trump for what he called an unrelenting attack on american democracy. white has a spokesperson says that once a puzzling violence was appalling, reprehensible and antithetical to the american way and that the president condemned it. she said it did not represent in ministration‘s values. —— administration's values. facebook has extended its block on donald trump's accounts for at least the next two weeks untiljoe biden‘s inauguration — saying he was trying to incite violent insurrection. twitter has also temporarily suspended his feed. and there've been numerous demands for an inquiry into wednesday's violent protests. the mayor of washington called them an affront to democracy.
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hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are lizzy burden, uk economy reporter for bloomberg news, and faiza shaheen, inequality lead at the centre for international cooperation at new york university. lovely to have you both with us. tomorrow's front pages starting with the daily mail leads with a striking picture of us capitol and donald trump with the caption "you're fired!" a nod to his reality tv past. the telegraph writes that the president faces the prospect of impeachment as fury grows over the riots on congress. grows over the riots on congress. the mirror leads on the uk's vaccine roll—out writing that the army will help hundreds of thousands get vaccinated. the times reports that there's new hope for covid patients
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with an arthritis drug that cuts the risk of death by a quarter among the sickest. the guardian writes that serious flaws have been discovered in care homes‘ covid safety defences. and the financial times leads on last nights riots on congress after mike pence defied trump on his election loss. so, let's begin. i want to get there tonight, let's begin and once again thank you for joining us on this thursday evening. fa iza joining us on this thursday evening. faiza we will start with you this time, the daily mail like many of the papers weeding on what happened on wednesday in washington. —— meeting on. the paper playing on that "you're fired" phrase that donald trump of course the apprentice was his catchphrase. it isa apprentice was his catchphrase. it is a serious note here because there are talks going on in the background about the possibility of using the
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25th amendment to remove him, even the possibility of once again him facing impeachment. of course not much time before the 20th and inauguration day but these are really serious discussions being heard. absolutely. i mean it would be great if they could just be like "you're fired" and trom could go but it isjust more complicated than that. —— and trump could go. even with the 25th amendment, you would have to get pens and the majority of the cabinet against trump and while some of them are finally denouncing him, it is still not clear that they would get that majority. the impeachment may take a bit more time. but they have to do something because the gravity of what happened yesterday, i mean this image, there are so many images yesterday, i mean this image, there are so many images all around the world being built around the world and it's incredibly shameful to the us who considers itself the greatest
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democracy in the world, and leader of the free world, how the president is termed... all of the hype around what the us represents in terms of democracy and its institutions have been completely undermined and are in total tatters. and so what they do now with trump and the mob, the domestic terrorists as biden called them that raided yesterday that got into the building and rampaged, people with auschwitz on their t—shirts somehow celebrated the holocaust, discussing images of people doing discussing things with discussing images under clothing. and what is going to happen to them now? and if only it was as easy as a tv show to say you are fired and that's done. but this is not the end and the problem runs deep. it is not about trump although he is a big pa rt of about trump although he is a big part of it. what the us is facing i'iow part of it. what the us is facing now will take years if not decades
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to sort out, and the reputation again is in tatters. so that will also take a long time to heal and to get better. very much a divided nation. when we look at the daily telegraph, it describes lizzy wednesday as being the day of america's shame, america's day of shame in fact and it also picks up on these suggestions about removing the president but as faiza was a sort of alluding to, there is not much time left. it is a very complicated process , left. it is a very complicated process, it is not as easy as saying "you're fired" but these that these conversations are even being had given what happened yesterday and strong words also from president—electjoe biden who described the people involved as a riotous mob and domestic terrorists, very strong words against the people that were involved in the offence yesterday. yeah, as we said, people
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around the world are seeing this as around the world are seeing this as a shameful day for america and they're asking how this could have happened. the rioting was shocking but because he predicted that this was going to happen in the case of a contested election. donald trump had been threatening it for a long time. maybe not to this extent but we could have predicted where it would end up. at the other point being made is the difference in treatment between these rioters and the black lives matter protesters last year. they were tear gas, they were shot at with rubber bullets, they were beaten for protesting. and they didn't cross the threshold into the capitol building. and they were doing it peacefully. it is being presented as america's day of shame. the democrats want trump to be removed. well, he has already been
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banned from facebook and instagram. we know how much he loves social media. it's really a turning point because for such a long time, facebook has said that it wasn't its role to be the arbiter of truth and yet now that violence has been incited, it has kind of changed its position. show tight market so, it shows how powerful the social media giants are and how momentous of moment this is. it is interesting you bring up the comparison with the black lives matter movement and the protests that were taking place there. there was a lot of comparisons with the level of security during those protests, faiza, compared to what we saw yesterday. and yet we did know that something like this was going to happen in terms of protesters coming up happen in terms of protesters coming up to capitol hill. just an interesting statistic that i found.
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on may 30 tojune the 2nd, 20/20, just the space of two days but at the height of those racial part is, 427 protests related arrests whereas yesterday was only 68 people arrested. so an interesting comparison in the number of arrests that took place in those different movements and protests. statistics and images that absolutely prove the point that the african—american community and their allies have been making in the us that there are two americas, and african—americans are treated very differently compared to white people. and what we saw yesterday, essentially people that are white supremacists or at least far right going into the building taking selfies with the police, how easy it worked for them. and all of us were easy it worked for them. and all of us were thinking if those people we re us were thinking if those people were black or brown or muslims, we know that more would have got shot. that was what the story was and the
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conversation was on twitter. and for many people, look at the difference. this is discussing in itself what is happening but the treatment, it kind of proves everything that black lives matter has been saying, and it was good to hearjoe biden talk about it as well today. and just to say, you have to think about what the us has to do now to react in a way that is in line with how big a problem this is and what a big horrific scene we saw yesterday. you think about after 9/11, they invaded afghanistan, they turned the world upside down. now it so difficult for them even to get the president out even them even to get the president out even with two weeks ago. it really doesn't look good on america if they don't take severe action with trump and with those people that entered, most of those people were arrested
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for cu rfews, most of those people were arrested for curfews, not being in there with weapons. people left pipe bombs in there. we cannot underplay this. this is a story that will be picked for some time to come. it's a story that is certainly featuring on all of the front pages. the daily mirror also focusing on it and some really stark images, congress staffers barricading themselves in a room during the riot. but the story iam going room during the riot. but the story i am going to focus on now is coronavirus and the vaccine. when it comes to desperately needing some good news, this is it, lizzy. we heard today during the daily briefing from brigadier philip prosser and the witches of operation it will take to get this vaccine to the people around the country, 1.5 million people already vaccinated. —— the logistical operation. so some good news. and the prime minister
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said that up to 15 million jabs across the uk were doable by the middle of next month. you mentioned the1.5 middle of next month. you mentioned the 1.5 million who have already had it. they had their first dose. that may sound well off the target but the uk has actually exited barber had a population than any country other than israel and bahrain. had a population than any country otherthan israeland bahrain. —— vaccination per head. there is more language in that conference at downing street tonight. —— there is work language. he was talking about battle operation techniques to keep pace with the vexing roll—out across the uk. for all this ambition, pace with the vexing roll—out across the uk. forall this ambition, he also admitted that there would be some pumping us in the roll out of the vaccine. —— the vaccine roll—out. we have had reports that gps have delayed a vaccine kleenex because of inconsistent supplies of the jabber. —— vaccine clinics. it is going to take some time to meet
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these big targets and promises. didn't we have met hancock who went to hep surgery, faiza, today to see of vaccination and process but the vaccination hadn't arrived yet at this surgery? remind us what of what happened. —— matt hancock.|j this surgery? remind us what of what happened. -- matt hancock. ithink it was a pr sent that he would go to the gps where they would be giving their first vaccinations but they did not get their vaccinations through. it had not been delivered in time. —— a pr event. it was pretty embarrassing for the health secretary. it is great to see them go all out on getting the jab out. it has been horrific and people will wa nt it has been horrific and people will want to see that. but of course, the la st want to see that. but of course, the last 9—10 months of government activity on covid has been marked by dithering, incompetence that has ultimately proved so deadly. we have had one of the highest death rates
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per capita had one of the highest death rates percapita in had one of the highest death rates per capita in the world, and it is great to see the vaccine is being rolled out and we just hope that they are able to do it and that it isn't like the other programmes that they said would be world beating like track and trace. that weren't. so we hope and we wait and see but it wasn't a good picture today when matt hancock turned up to the gp's and the vaccine was not there. he was hoping to see and visiting bloomsbury surgery in central london hoping to cd roll—out of this vaccine. but like you say, that had not quite arrived, a pr nightmare. —— see the roll out. we look at the times with more dramatic images coming from washington. but new hope for covid patients for some it feels like the papers are going for hopeful stories of the moment given the desperate dyer figures that we have got in the country,
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lizzy. but tell us more about this arthritis drug which cuts the risk of death by a quarter, this is among the sickest. yeah, so, it is hoped that this drug could save thousands of lives of people with really severe covid in the coming weeks and thatis severe covid in the coming weeks and that is just as the nhs is starting to get overwhelmed. so this is good news. don't ask me to pronounce the names of these drugs, they are very long! but as i understand it, early tests show that they could cut the amount of time that critically ill patients spend in intensive care and we know that those words are really under pressure at the moment. it could cut it by up to ten days by reducing inflammation in the body. and that is why it is an arthritis drug because it is the same symptoms that they are trying to tackle. but we should point out that the results haven't gone through peer review
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yet. so fingers crossed but we don't know if this is going to work. and the medicine costs between £750 and £1000 per patient but for every 12 patients who receive it, a life will be saved according to trail data. so certainly one to watch. but i am with you there, the names are really unpronounceable so i am not even going to go there. let's have a look at the guardian and again, the dark day when it comes to the united states. but the story we will focus on, what is happening with coronavirus and care homes because once again faiza we are seeing care homes which were so huge we targeted at the beginning of all of this once again flaws have been discovered. yes, so people will remember that ca re yes, so people will remember that care homes were some of the hardest hit in the first lockdown. there was some serious breaches and we had
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patients being sent home from hospitals with covid to care homes, and it was hoped that lessons would've been learned from that. but this article here shows that the ca re this article here shows that the care quality commission has warned at least 14 homes in england about problems with infection control. some similar problems that we heard backin some similar problems that we heard back in april and i wasjust reading earlier today a horrific story of a ca re earlier today a horrific story of a care home in sussex which lost half of its residents over christmas. of course, this older population is much more susceptible, we know that. and that these problems are still carrying in care homes is extremely worrying. and hopefully when we have some kind of inquiry into government handling of how we can make this better if god for bid if anything like this was to happen in the future, then this is going to be a critical area. ijust future, then this is going to be a critical area. i just want future, then this is going to be a critical area. ijust want to say that 1162 people died today, more
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than 1,000 people died yesterday as well. whilst the papers are filled with pictures of people getting theirjabs and with pictures of people getting their jabs and people with pictures of people getting theirjabs and people need that hope, it's really horrific time for people in this country, the levels of grief people must have, the levels of loss and of course for nhs workers who are under so much pressure right now, i have to go into a routine appointment at the day and the staffjust looked so stressed and tired and told me about cancelled leave and working long hours. it's a very serious time for this country. yes, it certainly is and thank you forjust putting it so poignantly and so eloquently and reminding us all if this wasn't my producer was just literally telling me about that sussex care home. "we are sitting ducks" was how the boss described it when this care home lost half of its residents over christmas, it is just absolutely staggering. let's
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move on to the financial times, our final paper and port disruption, it isa final paper and port disruption, it is a threat of port disruption as holy years are told to expect tightening of french customs that not the story has been it has been quiet at dover and that the reasonable worst—case scenario was that 7000 lorries queued up at the port for support the ft says that this period of calm might be set to end. its sources say there are two conference calls between trade groups and government agencies, there are one eighth that there could be more checks on goods entering france and that france and the port operators the right act because they had not been carrying out these new checks that they were meant to post—brexit. there is obviously the administrative burden of carrying out these checks that will take more time and money. but
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the french government says that it isn't actually planning to ramp up checks but despite that, the underlying message and this is from ports, from trade groups, this could just be the calm before the storm. they are all holding their breath waiting to see if this disruption actually does materialise. there we re actually does materialise. there were months of stockpiling before hand. that may explain why it was quiet. they are all saying it could still yet come... quiet. they are all saying it could still yet come. .. we don't have that much time left faiza but potentially once again we will see those scenes that we saw a few weeks ago just before christmas with those worries stacked up because of the new data be strain and more contagious strain of the virus with france causing its borders was a —— these lorries. but this is not due to french customs and brexit controlled, post basic
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controls. and i think we are really going to see over the next months, it will take time to see where they need to iron out some details and some of the consequences of the new brexit arrangement will come to the surface. one of the steps that really struck me in this article is that from initial checks, almost all of the lorries arriving from the uk we re of the lorries arriving from the uk were not of the lorries arriving from the uk we re not fully of the lorries arriving from the uk were not fully compliant with eu trade rules. so almost all of them. if they do start checking and they do start to be much more rigorous, then we could potentially find ourselves in a water problem. and really, these companies, these lorries who votes them should know what the rules are and should be getting it right because this could end up being quite a big problem and can affect the relationship with france. something that we will be talking about no doubt in the next coming weeks but for the time being,
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fa iza coming weeks but for the time being, faiza shaheen and lizzy burden thank you so much forjoining us for tonight's addition of the papers. just before i leave you. i have breaking news to bring you from the united states. and this is coming from cnn. it is the broadcaster citing sources and this relates to the events yesterday in washington, a us capitol police officer who was involved in yesterday positive riots has died. so, one more death following the event that took place in washington yesterday. —— yesterday's rights. this is according to cnn who are quoting sources that a us capitol police officer who was involved in those rights yesterday has died. of course, we will bring you more details as and when we get them. but for the time being, thank you so much forjoining me for this edition of the papers.
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hello. i'm ben croucher with a round—up of the day's sports news. covid—19 continues to impact sport. the fa cup third round this weekend has several ties in jeopardy. shrewsbury against southampton is already off after an outbreak at the shropshire side. aston villa against liverpool tomorrow night is also a doubt. the fa says it'll make a decision on friday after villa experienced a "significant" outbreak this week with a number of first team players and staff testing positive on monday and now isolating. the club's bodymoor heath training ground has been closed after a second round of testing produced more positive results. meanwhile derby will be without interim boss wayne rooney and their entire first team for their third round fa cup tie against non—league chorley on saturday, following an outbreak at their club. they'll field a team of under—23s
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and under—18s instead. the women's super league has also been hit. man city west ham and arsenal against aston villa are off after players from city and arsenal contracted the virus following a trip to dubai over the festive period. the head of women's football for the fa, dame sue campbell has expressed her dismay with the players involved — admitting it doesn't look good. it's disappointing. i haven't spoken to individual players, because, again, it's not myjob to do that. the clubs have dealt with it. but i think, you know, when you see the pressure that everybody is under here, whether the national health service orjust people really struggling with mental wellness at home because of the pandemic, i think it's important every single one of us acts as a role model. transfer news now. he's not played since march but a decision on mezut ozil's future is expected in the coming days. the german is free to speak to other clubs with his contract
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expiring in the summer. he was left out of arsenal's europa league and premier league squads this season with manager mikel arteta insisting any decision must be right for both player and club. i don't know what is going to happen but obviously now he is free to negotiate with other clubs. we will discuss internally what the best situation for him for the near future and with the player and his agent, and try to find the best solution for everybody. the international olympic committee says it's fully concentrated on delivering the tokyo games later this year, despite a state of emergency being declared in the japanese capital. daily covid infections have hit a daily record there and it's resulted in the city being placed into a partial lockdown for the next month. their most severe restrictions since april. the delayed games are due to being injuly. —— do to be held. the ioc said it has full confidence in the japanese authorites
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to deliver the olympic and paralympic games — although potentially with limited crowds. spectators would be fun. they add a lot to the atmosphere in the stadium, but let's not forget that 99.5% of the people around the world who experienced the olympic games don't do it with bums in chairs, they do it through television or some electronic platform. so that audience will still be there. that audience is hoping that the games will go ahead somehow. onto rugby union and the head of women's performance at the rfu has told bbc sport she's worried about this year's women's six nations going ahead. the tournament's due to start in less than a month, but with no fixtures announced yet. most of the women's sides are not deemed "elite" by their governments and are predominatly made up of amateur players. i do have concerns about how well we're going to be able to get through this period. i am relatively confident about how
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we're going to be able to deal with it but as you say, there are different challenges and different unions. and whilst we have more of our sport that is likely to be full—time and therefore it's easier to manage the time, it is harder in the other unions. the england women's cricket team are going to tour pakistan for the first time they'll play two twenty20 matches and one—day series in october and they will be there alongside the men's team. clare connor, who's in charge of women's cricket at the ecb says it's an important step in their history. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website and app — including a victory for heather watson over fellow britonjodie burridge in the first round of the abu dhabi open. from me and the team — enjoy the rest of your night. hello there. thursday was a really cold day in the midlands where the fog persisted.
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and it's cold widely at the moment, of course, we've got a widespread frost, and again, for many parts of the country, it could be quite icy out there as well. and in some areas, we are seeing some more sleet and snow falling. so, it's a real mixture, some quite tricky conditions early in the morning, a wintry mixture. we've got most of the patchy fog now across the south east of england by this stage. but with sleet and snow falling mainly across wales and northern england, there's going to be a covering of snow for many, there could be even more than that over the pennines. a dry but icy start for northern ireland, and indeed for much of scotland, but a covering of snow for northern and eastern areas, the more persistent snow should've moved southwards by this stage, and the wintry showers that we are left with will soon fade away, so it's going to turn dry and sunny for scotland and indeed for northern ireland. more cloud, though, for england and wales, again, a mixture of rain, sleet and mainly hill snow for northern england and wales. a few wintry showers around elsewhere, and the fog will be lifting through the morning. a cold day wherever you are, temperatures, again, only 1—4 celsius.
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and as we head into the weekend, it's going to be really cold start on saturday morning. a widespread quite sharp frost as well, some fog around in the morning across southern england to slowly lift, but otherwise england and wales looks dry and sunny. for scotland and northern ireland, the cloud will tend to increase as the winds pick up, and we'll see some wetter weather arriving in the northwest of scotland. but another cold day, those temperatures in the afternoon, 2—4 degrees for many areas. the wetter weather that's coming into the north west on that second weather front there, and that will slip its way southwards on saturday night, but weaken. but we are left with more cloud across the northern half of the uk. still some patches of fog in southern england. southern areas, though, seeing a bright but cold day. more cloud for northern england, northern ireland and scotland in particular, some further damp weather coming back in to western areas of scotland. here, it should be a bit milder. and generally, those temperatures a degree or so higher on sunday. things are going to get milder for many of us
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as we head into next week, as the winds come in from the atlantic. notice that colder air still across parts of scotland, so there is the threat of some snow here. but generally, next week, looks much milder, but there will be some rain and some stronger winds as well.
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this is bbc news — with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. i'm laura trevelyan. america's president—elect says wednesday's events in washington are one of the darkest days in us history — and he's blaming donald trump. the past four years, we have had a president who has made his contempt for our democracy, our constitution, the rule of law, clear in everything he has done. four people died during the riots — dozens of people have been arrested — many who took part remain defiant. i feel very privileged that i was a part of yesterday. i fight for freedom and democracy. even with everything that happened ? yes, even with everything that happened. social media giants twitter and facebook have suspended


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