tv The Papers BBC News January 30, 2017 10:40pm-11:00pm GMT
sir delivered a mystery package to sir bradley wiggins during a race has been invited to give evidence at a doping inquiry. simon cope travelled from manchester in 2011 to hand a parcel to the team sky doctor richard freeman on the final day of the criterium de dauphine in france. mps have said they are concerned with the evidence heard in previous hearings — the team's principal, sir dave brailsford, has previously said the package contained a legal decongestant. last year's great scottish run wasn't quite as great as the organisers would have hoped, with some competitors said with some competitors saying they thought the half marathon course was shorter than it should be. the route was re—measured over the weekend. and it turns out, they were right. john mcmanus has more on the story. last—minute checks before four officials get on their bikes to measure the length of the great scottish run. the early hours of sunday morning the best time to do it with a police escort. they cycled the whole route. i caught up with them at glasgow's pollok park. many
of the runners who took part in last yea r‘s event of the runners who took part in last year's event said they thought the course was shorter than usual. many runners carry their own personal mobile devices which measure the distance they are running. thousands of people took part in last yea r‘s half thousands of people took part in last year's half marathon. today's news that the course was too short by nearly 150 metres, or 164 yards, means all of their times are now invalid. the company behind the run says it mate mistakes. the course had to change in 2016 duty is scheduled scottish water works across the city, we found this out relatively late in the day and as a result with a changed the traditional route. we worked on those plans and a measurement was taken but those plans and a measurement was ta ken but unfortunately those plans and a measurement was taken but unfortunately it transpires that this measurement was incorrect because it was taken on live roads rather than when the roads were closed. and competitors mistakenly followed an incorrect road through part of bellahouston park. last year's when
a callum hawkins who thought he had also set a new course record wasn't available for comment. but these runners exercising near the event's finishing line in nearby glasgow green were not surprised. a lot of people were suspicious for a while anyway. loss of my friends had been wondering for a while whether anything would come of it because their times were so much faster than what they expected to run. you'd be disappointed to find you had smashed your personal best and all of a sudden it is taken away from you in one foul sweep. the great run company will not offer participants a refund but is guaranteeing them a chance of glory in this year's race. john mcmanus, bbc news, glasgow. that's all from sportsday. from myself and the rest of the team, have a lovely evening. coming up in a moment, it's the papers. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow. with me are miranda green from the financial times and christopher hope, the assistant editor at the daily telegraph and he's also their chief political correspondent. you straddle so many words like a colossus, christopher! tomorrow's front pages starting with — the metro's front cover has a photo of the huge protest in whitehall this evening against president trump's immigration policy and the invitation to visit britain. the telegraph reports that a minister has told mps that parents have as much responsibility to care for their elderly parents as they do for their own children. the independent is worried about a killer arctic blast. the mirror says mr trump's hotels are fitted with products
imported into the us, despite his america first policy. the independent focuses on the question of when theresa may knew about mr tump's immigration policy order. the guardian says there is domestic uproar in britain over mr trump's policy. the times reports that a former senior official at the foreign office says theresa may has put the queen in a "very difficult position" over the offer of a state visit for mr trump. we are going to start with the metro, miranda. theresa may happy to invite trump. i'm not sure she said she was happy to invite trump, she saidi she was happy to invite trump, she said i have put the offer out there and it stands. that's right and also today there was a rather strange kind of kerfuffle when downing street said actually the responsibility for offering this full state visit to president trump lies with something called the state visits committee and then there was everybody searching where this committee lurks and who these people
are, toing and froing between the cabinet and the palace. although this invitation to president trump very much stands, downing street wa nt to very much stands, downing street want to make that clear, they don't really wa nt want to make that clear, they don't really want to sound quite so enthusiastic about it as they may be worth a few days ago because of this reaction. most of the british front pages have gone with pictures of the demonstration tonight because, you know, since he's been elected president, whereas during the campaignfor president, whereas during the campaign for the presidency we were all told, don't take him literally. you know, when he promises to ban muslims. build walls! build walls across the border with mexico etc, these are symbolic gestures and it is more a feeling he is giving his voter base. in fact, we would have been right to take him literally because as he has been in powerfor just over a week he's started to do all of these things. everything he said. anger against him has mounted.
he is doing what he said. the demonstrations here are over whether we should give him a full state visit because of his policies. people are shocked that a politician is doing what he says he will do. christopher, sean curran, our parliamentary correspondent this evening, during the debate in the commons, as to whether this state visit should go forward or not, he said one way of signalling a sort of displeasure at what's going on with president trump is you should still invite him over, but potentially he might not be allowed to address both houses of parliament. there is a well of feeling about this gathering. i can tell you it is up to the speaker of both the house of lords and the house of commons, lord fowler and john bercow, to decide whether he gets the honour, which has been accorded to the pope, nelson mandela, the queen and on
numerous occasions. and the american president. otherwise they go to the golden room at the back of the lords which is a beautiful room but a lot more low— key. which is a beautiful room but a lot more low-key. but it's tucked away at the back. if he comes in summer injune it is lovely and warm in westminster hall as opposed to tonight, it could be accorded to him but it will be a democratic issue and that is why the feeling of the house, there will be a debate on whether trump can come here on the back of this 1.5 million strong and rising petition. so it is not in the bag yet and sean curran is right to say that because it is not sorted out for stock so that decision would have nothing to do with theresa may? nothing to do with the government? no, the queen rumsby palace of westminster so essentially it is the palace, the queen says what happens there but the invitation is extended by the two speakers, i would imagine in conjunction with the palace but because at least one of those speakers is subjected democratically elected mps, it is quite hard if there is a big vote against him
coming to do so. are they actually going to vote, or have they voted? i'm suggesting that now but i don't know. i would i'm suggesting that now but i don't know. iwould imagine i'm suggesting that now but i don't know. i would imagine there would be an adjournment debate or an opposition date debate which would result in a vote at the end if i was labour, but we're not there yet. result in a vote at the end if i was labour, but we're not there yetm gives people the opportunity to ask their own gives people the opportunity to ask theirown mp, gives people the opportunity to ask their own mp, for example. exactly. to block him being allowed to address both houses of parliament. if you were labour you would do it and having everyone backing it, and if the tories didn't vote against it they would have to defend themselves because there is strong feeling about this. the front page of the guardian, christopher. fight over trump visit. we have discussed that. this travel ban, seven predominantly muslim countries, originally also including people with green cards, but they realised there was a bit of a step too far and caused a hell of a step too far and caused a hell of
a lot of problems, but has sort of been thrown out. but still this is being seen by critics as an attack on islam and muslims. exactly and what you have here is president 0bama intervening in this debate literally a week after stepping down from the white house. i was lucky enough to be there for the inauguration and was looking down on the 0bamas' last night in the white house, amazing time to be there, peaceful night, and the next day it has tojust gone on since then. american values are at stake according to this. ex—presidents normally build a library and look after their legacy and say nothing at all on politics and get seven daysin at all on politics and get seven days in he is intervening. it's very interesting he has used that form of words, american values. in fact, one of the row is brewing over the
travel ban is whether it is actually in line with the american constitution. because, of course, american independence in breaking from british rule was all about not discriminating against people on the basis of their religion that they practice. and so actually deciding to have a blanket ban on certain countries which are predominantly muslim, you see the whole of islam asa muslim, you see the whole of islam as a security threat, threatens the american constitution. so that's very interesting. and, of course, on the republican side those republicans who have to work with the trump administration have stayed pretty quiet so far. but there have been senior republicans from other areas who have also said similar things to 0bama. even dick cheney has said this threatens to be un—american to ban people on the basis of their nationality and their religion. john mccain, of course, who has a kind of feud with trump
anyway. so it will be interesting to see how this develops. it's possible he is starting to do things which will cause a massive confrontation over the american constitution. he said he would do it and he did get the votes. this is it, it is absolutely true. he is basically standing on his electoral platform. no one called him out over the constitution at the time, did they? if you live in a democracy you have to operate within its norms, otherwise you are into an elected dictatorship. if trump starts saying l‘etat c'est moi and i make the rules you are in different territory and you would find the law gets involved. the executive order refers to this band to stop events like 9/11 --
to this band to stop events like 9/11 —— ban. to this band to stop events like 9/11—— ban. since to this band to stop events like 9/11 —— ban. since 9/11 there has not been a terrorist attack on american soilfrom not been a terrorist attack on american soil from a non—homegrown terrorist. what are they doing about the proliferation of guns because if you are on the terror watch list you can still get a weapon. obama banned iranians for six months at some point during the middle of his first term. you're right, george w bush, who some people had question marks over his time in power never went this far. he went and confronted the problem which also had its problems. the tories fear brexit bill ambush as rebels are accused of abusing trust. if they don't vote for the bill they are going against the will of the people. absolutely. chris's story in the telegraph dwells a little bit on the potential tory rebels, those who might vote against the government's bill to trigger the brexit process, which is what this
is. but also it alludes to the problems in the labour party, because jeremy corbyn problems in the labour party, becausejeremy corbyn who, as a backbench labour mp, before he came leader, had a record number, over 500, occasions where he himself defied the labour whip. is it true david cameron voted more times for bills under tony blair than corbyn did? i'm sure i read that. tweet the answer. or is that fake news? i think it might be true. corbyn is facing a massive rebellion having ordered everyone to vote to trigger brexit, a lot of labour mps are unhappy about that and thought to be voting against it. could it fail? of the bill fail? almost certainly not because the numbers are there. they have got the numbers? yes. they are worried overnight that they cannot have a vote at the end of the second reading, tomorrow and then the next day. the concern is there might be
an ambush vote at 11 o'clock tomorrow night, they might not be enough government mps around. tomorrow night, they might not be enough government mps aroundm tomorrow night, they might not be enough government mps around. it is a headache for the whips. they have a headache for the whips. they have a running whip. the front page of the telegraph, your paper, christopher, good story. care for pa rents christopher, good story. care for parents like your children. 0n the face of it the headline makes perfect sense. it is interesting, stephen swinford, my colleague in the office got a great story. they have became minister and the office got a great story. they have became ministerand he is saying we should take more care of our elderly parents. for any person of my age and above we always worry about our parents and increasingly so about our parents and increasingly so and he made a good point here that hasn't been made yet. we can't always outsource it to the state and we have a duty. you see when you have family members living with younger families, we need to be more willing to look after our parents. i think that is half the answer of the social care crisis, not the entire
answer but half the answer. moving forward in terms of finding the finances. usually you would have to sell your parents' house, wherever they lived, in order to care for them. to pay for the care home. maybe children should be going further than that and finding the money themselves. it is a good talking point. or have everyone living together. if you look at human history, this period where we all have these nuclear families and live in these quite small groups rather than in one big family group, it is kind of an anomaly and i think there is a very good argument for going back to how it used to be done and having different generations living together. it's easier to bring up the children like that. the old people and young people get on very well and there would be less pressure on the sandwiched generation in the middle who are the workforce and you wouldn't have this terrible problem with elderly people very lonely, ill on their own, really being farmed out to
professionals rather than being looked after by those who love them. a p pa re ntly looked after by those who love them. apparently we are all descended from this thing on the bottom of the i. it says media answer dominic answer step, one millimetre long, this creature that we all come from. step, one millimetre long, this creature that we all come fromlj love the story. because of world events recently, we have all thought humanity can only move forward and progress. if we are going to start going backwards this is our destination because we are a p pa re ntly destination because we are apparently all descended from this tiny little worm, a wrinkled old sack, it is described in some of the papers, on the ocean floor wriggling around. that is the organism from which we all spread. in the same way that that wonderful ape that was found, lucy. even lucy was descended from this one millimetre long worm. it is not to scale! not to scale but
it does make you think, absolutely. miranda and christopher, thank you for looking at some of the stories behind the headlines. that's it for the papers tonight. thank u for watching. hello. scotland had the best of monday's sunshine but there will not be much on offer during tuesday as the weather front, very slowly edges eastwards a cross the weather front, very slowly edges eastwards across the uk. plenty of cloud with that and some outbreaks of rain. still quite chilly on the high ground of scotland to begin tuesday morning, any sleet and snow turning back to rain. could be a few spots first thing, you can see the extent of the cloud. some heavy bursts in scotland and in the grampian areas and in northern ireland there will be a wet start
but the rain will pull away eventually but they will be standing water to begin the day. across england and wales, low cloud, hill fog, not everywhere is wet but the rain will tend to come and go and edge further east. quite chilly to begin with in the east with cloud and south—easterly breeze but milder air is pushing into western england and wales as well. on through the day it is a messy picture with this weather front gradually taking outbreaks of rain further east to those areas that started the day dry. northern ireland turning brighter in the afternoon barring the odd stray shower. all the while trying to take milder air a little further east, morath wales into that, quite chilly down the eastern side of the uk, still some chilly weather around. southern scotland on tuesday night and into wednesday morning will see some rain. some clear spells around northern ireland and western scotland, a few spots
seeing a touch of frost. too cloudy and wet for any frost in england and wales starting on a damp note. eventually the rain pulls away from eastern parts of england on through wednesday afternoon. there is a brighter gap for a time before the next weather system takes rain into northern ireland and the south—west of wales and far south—west of england once again. thursday is windier, maybe a dry start in the east but bands of showers will spread north—eastwards, some could be heavy with hail and thunder and a few bright spells in between. the picture for friday into the weekend shows a deep area of low pressure, still uncertainty about the detail, but a growing sense that some of us could be affected by stormy weather. we will keep you updated on that possibility over the next few days. this is bbc news, i'm clive myrie.
the headlines at 11:00pm: theresa may says the invitation for donald trump to come on a state visit to britain still stands, despite the anger over his travel ban affecting seven mainly—muslim countries. i have issued that invitation, formally issued the invitation for a state visit to president trump, here to the united kingdom, and that invitations stands. protests against the president's policy have taken place across the uk, as an online petition, calling for his state visit dropped, attracts more than 1.5 million signatures. canadian police have charged a french—canadian student over the killing of six people at a mosque in quebec. the actor peter capaldi has announced he is stepping down from the role of doctor who.