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tv   The Papers  BBC News  May 28, 2017 10:30pm-10:46pm BST

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the conservatives and labour promise more action to minimise the threat of terror attacks in the wake of the manchester bombing. thousands of british airways passengers have faced a second day of delays and disruption following the massive computer failure which grounded all ba planes at heathrow and gatwick yesterday. we've tried desperately to contact ba by email, by phone, on their website and also trying to find ground staff, and we haven't seen anybody on the ground at all. landslides and floods in sri lanka have killed at least 150 people and the country faces the risk of more mudslides as torrential rains continue. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me arejohn rentoul, chief political commentator at the independent, and ruth lea, economic adviser at arbuthnot banking group.
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tomorrow's front pages. the financial times leads on the it chaos causing misery for ba customers, but carries a photo of a rather happier—looking german chancellor at a campaign event. the male report claims of a moronic cover—up over cutting costs on computer systems. the election campaign is the main story for the telegraph. it claims thatjeremy corbyn has been denounced by members of his own party after attending a ceremony in honour of a terrorist. a key legal power has been used only once to control british jihadists, say the times. the mirror has a full—page photo of some of the 40,000 people who took part
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in the great manchester run. the paper calls it a "defiant act of solidarity". a terror warning is the top story for the express. it reports fears that libya has become a breeding ground for is plots against britain. so let's begin. british airways, the photograph says it all, a female passenger looking absolutely exhausted and desperate, sitting on a trolley with her bags. here it is, camera three! the worst chaos i have ever seen, the quote from a pilot. half term misery as disruption to continue for days. very, very few ba staff seem to know what is going on or the indy terminals explaining to passengers. it isa terminals explaining to passengers. it is a terrible story. this weekend, as half term starts, bank holiday weekend, the worst possible time, and it makes me worry about
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whether i have backed up my computer. you take these things for granted, you should computers will work, and when they don't, you ought to have back—up systems, and it looks as if cost—cutting means that they do not. it aims to have been a power failure they do not. it aims to have been a powerfailure which they do not. it aims to have been a power failure which has they do not. it aims to have been a powerfailure which has brought they do not. it aims to have been a power failure which has brought the system is down, but the union were quick off the mark, they said, you outsourced a lot of this to another country. that is what the financial times say, because of the cost—cutting, we do not know, but we are so cost—cutting, we do not know, but we are so dependent on the systems, if they go down, it is a tragedy. we only have to think about the ransomwa re vii’us, only have to think about the ransomware virus, damaging the nhs. there does not seem to be adequate back—up, either in ba or in the nhs or anywhere else if something goes badly wrong. if it is a problem with cost—cutting, they are going to lose a lot of money. the telegraph is
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suggesting that compensation payments could be £50 million and loss of goodwill and loss of business could be another £50 million. some terrible statistics. the ineptitude staggers you. this is what comes across to us, the ineptitude staggers you. this is what comes across to us, passengers what comes across to us, passengers cannot get any information. the company does not by what has gone wrong. they are not sending anybody out. they have nothing to say, everything stops. it shows how dependent companies are. even if everything stops, having people out there, surely, would be a sensible thing to do, offering people refreshments, accommodation, health, advice. they do not have the contingency plan. people complaining they did not have food or drink. the minimum you can do is keep people
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reasonably comfortable if they are going to be stuck in an airport lounge. they did not seem to have anything. the only common sense or comments that seem to be coming from the cabin crew. they have said, we are not doing —— going anywhere. they will have to start talking tomorrow or tuesday, after the bank on. the financial times, angela merkel holding a large rear. she is in munich, signalling that germany and france will have to get closer together, because they cannot rely on britain and america anymore. together, because they cannot rely on britain and america anymorem is farcical. she says, we can no longer rely on the usa, because donald trump was less than polite to them in brussels at the nato meeting. he told them to pay up, because of the nato members, only three or four meet the 2% of gdp
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target, one is the uk, greece, france and the usa. germany is way behind. she is one to talk. but the idea that the us or the uk will walk away from nato is absurd. when it comes to the uk, theresa may went out of her way when she invoked article 50 to talk about security cooperation. she had said as home secretary being in the eu was important for security. she has done one or two u—turns. joking apart, when she sent her a letter to donald tusk, she made a big issue about security. the uk will not walk away from the security agreement with the eu. i do not think she is a fan of angela merkel! off the back of the g-7 angela merkel! off the back of the g—7 summit, when they were trained to get people on the right page over climate change, the united states could remain isolated if they do not
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carry on with the paris accord. the important thing, apart from the quantity of beer that angela merkel is trying to drink... did she drink it all? angela merkel is running an election campaign, as chancellor in germany, and this kind of anti—american talk goes down quite well with the german electorate. that is the true story. it tells us her direction of travel. where germany will head if she is still chancellor. the brexit negotiations start in the middle ofjune, you see positioning going on in the eu, toughening up the talk. it is big talk. there is so much of that. they are politicians, that is the problem! what will we do without them? the daily mirror, a fantastic picture, he streets of manchester
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filled with tens of thousands of runners taking part in the great manchester run, putting on a show of solidarity. life will carry on as best we can. it makes you proud of manchester. i don't live there, i have not lived there, but one of the striking things about the response to monday's awful events is the way that manchester has asserted its identity and sense of solidarity, andi identity and sense of solidarity, and i have found it very moving. when people started sinking the oasis song at a memorial service, and this again, it is wonderful. i am very proud of them.” and this again, it is wonderful. i am very proud of them. i come from just south of manchester, i can put a manchester accent on, i can be right authentic! we must have known! igo right authentic! we must have known! i go back to my received
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pronunciation! i agree with everything john has said. the mancunian people are the most wonderful people, they really warm. 0ut wonderful people, they really warm. out of this appalling tragedy, it seems as though you have seen the good side of nearly everybody in the community, whatever their religious persuasion. 0ne community, whatever their religious persuasion. one of the most touching scenes was with a muslim gentleman with an elderlyjewish lady, and they are very good friends. part of a multi—faith forum. they are very good friends. part of a multi-faith forum. i thought, that is so right, and to see him there was so is so right, and to see him there was so incredibly helpful. the spontaneous applause when the balloons were released in memory of one of the victims when her parents turned up to set them off in saint anne square. lots of little moments which have been extremely moving. more and more arrests today. a 25—year—old man, and more raids in different parts of manchester. 0bviously, still an investigation
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going on, which is why i thought it was a bit unfortunate that the politicians started arguing about the politics of it on friday. i thought it was too early, i thought, leave the political arguments until this week. campaigning was suspended for several days as a sign of respect. let's look at the times. power to ban uk respect. let's look at the times. powerto ban ukjihadis respect. let's look at the times. power to ban ukjihadis has been used just once. these are the temporary exclusion orders. they are to stop various people coming back into the country if they have been in various suspect countries. i am not a security expert, you have to be careful what you say, but perhaps the services have to tighten up big—time. it is notjust about these orders, i would big—time. it is notjust about these orders, iwould not big—time. it is notjust about these orders, i would not be sorry to see the control orders brought back.
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they were introduced in 2005 and dropped in 2011 at the behest of nick clegg. they are essentially house arrest for people under suspicion. we have to take this terrorism seriously, no doubt, and if it infringes some freedom of movement, that is part of the balance of trying to get this right. this is symptomatic of the fact that the security services have to be a little bit, or substantially, more security minded than they have been. it explains what it means, you can be kept out of the country for up to two years. it is not inconsiderable. it isa two years. it is not inconsiderable. it is a case of slamming the stable door after the horse has gone. from what we have learned about the perpetrator of the manchester bombing, he seemed to be coming and
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going from here to libya without much attention being paid to him, and that has got to change. that is what this is about. travel documents can be cancelled, they can refuse re—entry unless they agree to restrictions, or reporting to police ona restrictions, or reporting to police on a regular basis. you would imagine that would be quite helpful to the authorities. that ought to be happening more than just once. to the authorities. that ought to be happening more thanjust oncelj wonder why it has not. we are not experts, but it suggests they have just been rather lax. the bomb was on the radar, he was one of several hundred that the security services we re hundred that the security services were looking at, and somebody from one of the mosques in south manchester had reported him as being suspicious in his attitudes. they willjust suspicious in his attitudes. they will just have to suspicious in his attitudes. they willjust have to tighten up all round. it will be good to know who
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decides who is subject to these exclusion orders. the home secretary is to sign it off, that somebody at a lower level has to decide. let's finish with the independent, back to politics, and the campaign up to the election, which is not too far away now. an exclusive, labour most trusted to protect pensioners, the poll is a major setback for theresa may. we have a lot of polls in the independent, but this is significant, because the conservative vote depends so much on older people turning out, because they turn out much more than younger people. i think the significance of the social care proposals in the ma nifesto, the social care proposals in the manifesto, which have not gone away, has not been sorted out, has u nsettled has not been sorted out, has unsettled a lot of old people who
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are going to have their free care visits withdrawn if they owned their own house. that is going to have an impact. it has still not been made clear, the original selection —— suggestion would be a cap, then the conservatives suggested, which came to the surprise of the party, that you would have to pay everything in your estate up to 100,000, which flipped it round completely... that what the big change. it was reported in various bits of press, they took at the idea of the cap, because it had originally been in the manifesto. that was not a clever thing to do. it was notjust manifesto. that was not a clever thing to do. it was not just about the social care, which is a terrific worry for anybody in their 705 and upwards who need care, and there are an increasing number of them, but
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the means te5ting an increasing number of them, but the means testing of the winter fuel allowa nce, the means testing of the winter fuel allowance, and the end of the triple lock. all in all, adding it up, it seemed an absolutely anti—pensioner manifesto. a lot of the narrative was that a lot of these people, who are going to vote conservative anyway, will do no matter what is in the manifesto. how certain can they be? that is why it is so significant. you cannot take people for granted. if you unsettled people, they are not going to vote labour may not turn out to vote at all, and if at the other end you have jeremy corbyn all, and if at the other end you havejeremy corbyn promising free cherishing and succeeds in mobilising young people and getting them to turn out, you could see a dramatic effect. almost twice as many people trust labour to protect pensioners than the conservatives, that does not break it down, and fishing, into age groups? whose vote will be affected by

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