tv The Papers BBC News January 28, 2017 11:30pm-11:46pm GMT
we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment — first the headlines at 11:30. donald trump defends his restrictions on people travelling to the united states from several mainly muslim countries, despite panic and confusion at airports in america and abroad. it's not a muslim ban, but we're totally prepared. it's working out very nicely. you see it at the airports, you see it all over, it's working out very nicely, and we're going to have a very very strict ban and we're going to have extreme vetting, which we should have had in this country for many years. chanting: no hate! no fear! muslims are welcome here! demonstrations are taking place at new york'sjfk airport, where a number of travellers have been detained. legal action has been launched aimed at overturning the order. on a trade visit to turkey, theresa may refused to join others voicing concern at president trump's measures. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn said she should have stood up for british values. and stars from around the world have been paying tribute to the actor
sirjohn hurt, who has died at the age of 77. a giant of both stage and screen, he won an oscar nomination for his role in the elephant man, and more recently appeared in dr who on tv. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are martin bentham — home affairs editor at the evening standard — and the journalist and broadcaster, rachel shabi. a quick look at some of tomorrow's front pages, starting with the observer leads with what it calls the "global fury" in reaction to donald trump's immigration ban preventing people from seven mainly muslim countries from entering the united states. the sunday times says there's a diplomatic rift between president trump and the prince of wales
over their views on climate change, which the paper says could disrupt the president's state visit to the uk injune. the sunday express says prince william and harry are to unveil a statue of princess diana in the grounds of kensington palace — to mark the 20th anniversary of her death. the mail on sunday reports that nhs doctors have been advised in guidelines from the bma not to call pregnant women "mothers" because it might offend transgender people. and the sunday telegraph leads with comments from the northern ireland secretary, james brokenshire, who tells the paper the system for investigating murders committed during the troubles is not working. so, let's begin and let's start with the story that has just dominated the story that has just dominated the day. president trump's ban on migrants and refugees and the observer talks about global jury which probably sums it up? martin? it's fairly accurate. especially in
those countries that are affected by it but also across various parts of europe, there has been widespread condemnation. not by every single european leader, by any means. but there has been a lot of criticism of this policy. donald trump seems to be facing it all down and i suspect there may have to be some clarifications and concessions towards people with green cards and people with family. they have been concerns being raised by companies like google about their staff in the usa. it's clearly divisive, abhorrent, and actually completely counter—productive, i would have thought. if you talk about trying to prevent extremists coming into the
country, there is no evidence this policy will help but it may make it worse by fuelling grievances in islamic parts of the world and maybe creating a greater problem rather than a lesser problem. you make the point that not everybody has condemned this policy. in this headline, to reason they refused to condemn this move. she will be judged very harshly for that. this is one of those moments. it is religious discrimination, clear and simple. it is an extreme measure from a president who is not in any sense a normal president. the observer described him as ignorant, vicious, as no other american president has been. this is one of the times where you would expect the
leader of the uk would reflect traditional use. i don't think this isa traditional use. i don't think this is a reflection of our traditions. donald trump was not liked by the uk. people with green cards people who have been there for ten years, who have been there for ten years, who have been there for ten years, who have lives, families, homes, jobs, are suddenly wondering whether they can go back home to their families and to their lives. it's absolutely abhorrent. it is cruelty, absolutely abhorrent. it is cruelty, a despicable thing to do. theresa may will be judged for not standing up may will be judged for not standing up to that and not taking a line against it. martin, to reason they was ina against it. martin, to reason they was in a difficult position, though. it was 2a hours since she had been shoulder to shoulder with president trump, talking trade i'm not sure if
your correct is completely, rachel. ido your correct is completely, rachel. i do think british people will be in favour of this ban. i'm quite sure they would be but the question for to reason they as the actual prime minister of of our country is what is likely to be the most effective way of having a positive influence, if you can have one, on donald trump. it may turn out to be a futile exercise and obviously her whole strategy is to try to have good relationship with him, to try to that actually the roughest possible edges are smoothed off him and try to direct him in some kind of way, in a better direction, than otherwise he might go. that is her strategy. i think, otherwise he might go. that is her strategy. ithink, in otherwise he might go. that is her strategy. i think, in one sense, sounding off from the sidelines isn't going to be very helpful. that's her calculation. i did it that's necessarily unwired, actually. ——i don't think it's necessarily —— unwise.
actually. ——i don't think it's necessarily -- unwise. this is looking at a potential diplomatic car crash. this is apparently coming from the president's team of sources. intriguing in its health. they have warned that it will be counter—productive they have warned that it will be counter— productive to they have warned that it will be counter—productive to have the prince of way all is meat trump. —— intriguing in its self. —— the prince of way —— wales. the quotes
coming out from president trump, they want all the pomp, the with william and kate, all to go seamlessly. one of the risk factors is charles. the white house is wanting to dictate protocol and usually it would be buckingham palace. we are anticipating the row but this is a fascinating scenario. suggesting here that prince charles would want to meet him. we were discussing in the earlier review that maybe prince charles might have said he didn't want to get involved with meeting president trump. he has refused to meet the chinese, for example, overheat their treatment of tibet. —— over their treatment. this is suggesting that trump wants the
p°mp is suggesting that trump wants the pomp and circumstance and not to have any clash whatsoever. what will actually happen if they do meet and if other royal members who also meet him and may also have things they don't like about donald trump. it will be a fascinating thing which u nfortu nately we will be a fascinating thing which unfortunately we may not ever hear about. unless he tweets about it. let's move on to the sunday express. a story on page six. do about his policy, he took phone calls from various leaders including putin. the express is that reporting on this 15 minutes on the phone with putin. there have been questions surrounding trump's relationship
with russia and the degree to whether russia had an influence on trump and the election campaign. it seems the top line coming out of this conversation was to do with dealing with islamic state. trump has been talking about rousing a coalition of the willing, again. it will be a departure for the us. while the us and russia have both been involved in syria, russia has been involved in syria, russia has been on the side of bashar al—assad and the only corporation between russia and the us has been about not getting in each other's way over targets. it wasn't clear that russia was ever going after islamic state to begin with and seemed to be hitting more civilians and people not involved with islamic state.
this goes back to what we were talking about with theresa may. of course, trump has been making friendly noises about vladimir putin, talking about using sanctions. there is a lot of fear in the baltic states about russian aggression. of course, if trump gets very close to putin, we want to stop that, really. we want to be making sure that he goes in with his eyes open when he is dealing with britain and he doesn't get seduced by this idea of some great new friendships and so on. again, if you look back at the overall political dynamics of things. theresa may, for example, will be thinking about exactly this. who will trump be friendly with? if everybody else is denouncing him, he may end up big friendly with the people that are most unwilling... we're the trouble with that configuration is it assumes you can bring about reform inside the tent
when there is a fire inside the tent. lets me bring you back to the times. a follow—up from a big story a couple of weeks ago about the trident nuclear deterrent. the previous story had been about a test in which the trident had gone off in the wrong direction. the follow up this week? there has been 1.4 billion, which seems a lot of money, on repairing the system of the trident missiles. you got the full story here. i don't pick it says here over what period that money had been spent at clearly they will have been spent at clearly they will have been a need to update some of the guidance systems on it because it is quite an old missile. on the other hand,it quite an old missile. on the other hand, it plays into what was a good story that sunday times had last
week about the misfiring. it should not have been concealed. it was made to sound as though it wasn't an isolated incident. there have been potentially ongoing issues. i think it's good that the sunday times is the sticking with this investigation because it does raise questions, primarily over the secrecy of the government around this and why it didn't disclose this information la st didn't disclose this information last year and whether it didn't disclose the information because it was ahead of a vote on trident renewal. these are questions that haven't really been addressed yet, haven't really been addressed yet, have they? let's move away from politics for a moment and go to the front page of the mail on sunday. an extraordinary headline. don't call pregnant patient mothers. why? why not? it is quite confusing but it's basically because there is a risk of
offending a transgender person who is about to give birth. i e a woman who is changing sex to a man but has still got the worm and therefore is able to become pregnant —— pregnant and so on. it is apparently put out guidelines saying that mothers to be should be referred to as pregnant people instead which seems absolutely nonsensical given that there must be one or two people at there must be one or two people at the very most that are likely to be in that situation and whether they would be offended or not by being called a pregnant mother as opposed toa called a pregnant mother as opposed to a pregnant person. it seems unlikely. anyway... what you think of this story, rachel? unconvinced? i'm not convinced that it would cause offence. i think, gino, i'm not convinced that it would cause offence. ithink, gino, if i'm not convinced that it would cause offence. i think, gino, if you are in that situation, presumably the focus is the pregnancy. —— you
know. it's hard to imagine that a pregnant person would take offence. there we will leave it. thank you both very much indeed. that is it for the papers their sour. thank you to martin and to rachel. coming up next is the film are a few —— this owl. hello, and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases, as ever, mark kermode is with me, and what will you be telling us it is a very big week. trainspotting t2, they meet up after 20 years.