tv The Papers BBC News June 22, 2017 10:45pm-11:01pm BST
checks after 11 high—rises are found to be clad in combustible material identical to grenfell. the mirror focuses on the tens of thousands of tenants who could be living in unsafe buildings. the daily telegraph concentrates on theresa may's promise to other european leaders that she'll let millions of eu citizens stay in the uk after brexit. the daily express argues mass immigration has contributed to the sharpest rise in the uk population in 70 years. according to the times, russian internet hackers have been selling the passwords of british cabinet ministers. the guardian also covers the frantic testing by councils of their tower blocks along with a picture of the exeter boys protesting that they can't wear shorts by wearing skirts. and finally the mail looks at theresa may's plans to protect all eu nationals who came to the uk before article 50 was triggered in march. so let's begin with the mirror and a
really striking front—page image and a reminder of the fact that this story expands well beyond those tower blocks in west london.” story expands well beyond those tower blocks in west london. i was in the briefing when the prime minister's spokesperson said 600 and there was an audible blast from journalists are just a shocking misses and it is no wonder it is dominating every single front page today. it is this idea that this will continue for a long time. it comes because the government sent out a letter on monday the councils across england, asking them to report back on whether or not they think the tower blocks are safe. questions will be asked, why was this letter sent on monday? this incident happened last week. why are we going, all those buildings could be affected? we going, all those buildings could be affected ? thousands we going, all those buildings could be affected? thousands of people will be wondering whether they are safe at home tonight or whether they will have to be evacuated. we have had days for councils to actually
get their act together but the government has taken this long for them to do that. if we look at the front of the metro, we have got 600 danger towers and you can debate whether that number is fair. but even so, that number is out there, the ones that are least up to be checked, and here we see panels taken down in north london, one council acting in immediately.” know the 600 figure is up there. i think there are now 11 buildings identified by local authorities. it is the fear factor and that spreads through everyone. the outstanding question is, how did they clad the stuff? what was in gaps and regulations that allow people to think this flammable panel was something you should put on a tower block? campton is saying, the reason we have taken this panel down is
because they were not contracted. with some of the contract they are saying, but we did comply with regulation. there is least an ambiguity. downing street has repeatedly refused to clarify whether they believe it is illegal. the suggestion is we will hear something from the police and fire service. the other interesting point is this debate about whether the decision to allow developers to self certify their own safety standards, a decision made 30 years ago, might also have had an impact on this, we will find out. let's talk about theresa may. daily telegraph front—page, the publicity photo that, were those union flag is not union flags, she may even want on her publicity cards. she looks very regal. it has been an awkward day
the theresa may because she thought she would be going to this meeting, this summit, with a pick—up copy majority and she could go in and command the authority and actually what diplomats are saying behind her back is, will she last? will she stay? could this whole thing fall apart? which is why she is putting forward this very generous offer, on the surface. and that is what the story next the photo is about. even too much of a surprise because she a lwa ys too much of a surprise because she always said she wanted to do this. this is a way of kick—starting the talks with goodwill. 0f this is a way of kick—starting the talks with goodwill. of course this deal needs to be reciprocated for the i deal needs to be reciprocated for thei million british citizens living in europe and there is one small bone of contention which is that theresa may is saying they will give the citizens rights, but those rights will be judged in give the citizens rights, but those rights will bejudged in uk courts, not by the european court of justice. not by the european court of
justice. do you think that will have to fall away in the course of the negotiations? she went in hoping for a strong hand and ended up with a weak hand. if you fall like a lion and end up looking like a clown, people will take you for the full view appeared to be. europe is in a stronger position and she has had to give ground, even this offer is more generous than the hard breaks offer. it isa generous than the hard breaks offer. it is a slippery slope for her. they know she is squirming. the only thing they cannot do is pina lies us because that would play badly. the mail is putting the best possible gloss on it, saying this offer is made but it has to be reciprocated. if anyone is good to be grown—up about this, nobody wants countries engaged in tit—for—tat expulsions.
we end up being a rogue state on the edge of europe. i heard we were going to be a buccaneers state! the independent has got an intriguing photo of donald tusk, european council president, and mrs may, and he is quoting john lennon lyrics. forgive me, it is macron. his name is written underneath!” forgive me, it is macron. his name is written underneath! i love the caption, whisper you don't have to leave. and some in europe may be thinking, you don't have to go now, anything can happen in politics. she is rather hoping it refers to her rather than brexit. please don't go, stay as prime minister, letters get through this. his election has
strengthened the eu's position, his alliance with angela merkel. he is the golden boy at the moment. once the golden boy at the moment. once the framing changes, the last year, when the referendum was happening, europe was a mess, greece was in flames, the migrant crisis was terrible and populists were on the march in europe and we opted for brexit, and the instead sought it... all of a sudden, we are the ones that looked like the odd person out in the party, the person no one wants to talk to, and unfortunately, it has done for her. the macron thing is the big unknown. he could be the great white hope all he could fall in flames like both of his predecessors have. everyone remembers nicholas carr suckers but not the reasons! the express. ——
nicholas cosy. numbers rocket. —— migrant numbers rocket, and an intriguing photo on the other pages as well, of the armed police officer with the queen as. ready to shoot any horse that underperforms, perhaps! the times, what do you think of this? this is the wild west of cyberspace, russia hacking. they seem of cyberspace, russia hacking. they seem to have got extraordinary details of ministers, justin greening, greg clark, the personal details, even the former ambassador to israel. if you wanted to, you could find out lots about powerful people. i suppose itjust tells us all about our lives being online and for sale. it is not fully with a lot of confidence that the people who
presumably are briefed even more as journalists about the importance of security and preventing information oi’ security and preventing information or the information we hold of other people, members of the public, contacts and all the rest of it, they may not be as imaginative with the past boats as they should be. —— passwords. if there is anything embarrassing out there, he's very powerful people can blackmail, people can say, i have got this new, they could you get to the press, hack into loads of accounts, they can get really secretive important information. it is pretty terrifying. it says here, 1000 mps and the staff. i mean... never put anything down and you would not want to be seen, that is the only advice
you can give. and finally, this lovely story from devon and the schoolboys of exeter taking a stand even though they must be a bit chilly because the temperature dropped just in time for the protest. it was the principle they we re protest. it was the principle they were making and they have delivered us were making and they have delivered usa were making and they have delivered us a really good news story and a talking point the day after all the bad news. it filled me withjoy talking point the day after all the bad news. it filled me with joy to see these young men! it must have filled the writers of headlines with i°y filled the writers of headlines with joy in this story because they get their teeth into it, boys skirt the issue, a couple of others, lots of plays on words. it is great young people are getting political again. these people could be new voters for an energised tory or labour party. i'm actually taking a stand on the issue, everyone seems to have got into the spirit of it, and even the
head might consider changing it. the boys were saying, it's too hot, the girls get to wear skirts, can we please wear shorts? the headteacher said, it is not in the rules, which is absurd. you are welcome to wear a skirt if you like, and they took it literally. but i think men been told they had hairy legs and could not wear it... it is never put you what! he rather enjoyed the nice breeze the skirt afforded him. that reminds me of one of those images we will leave you with, carry up the kaymer and the devils and skirts, the only way they could scare off the enemy was by raising their kilts. dojoin us was by raising their kilts. dojoin us again if you can. you can see the papers front pages online on the bbc news website. if you mist the
programme, you can watch it later on the bbc iplayer. weather you like it or not, our heatwave is over for the time being. we saw a big drop in the temperatures over the last 2a hours. wednesday afternoon, temperatures as high as 34.5 degrees. fast forward to thursday, a cool westerly wind brought those temperatures down to buy a good 10 degrees in places. as that happened, a few of us saw thunderstorms, but the plenty more, a quiet day with dry weather, cloud is captured by this weather watcher in county down, but there was some sunshine to be had as well. the fresh air is coming from the atla ntic fresh air is coming from the atlantic and also coming from the
atlantic, this area of low pressure which will bring a frontal system southwards and eastwards. we will see thicker cloud and outbreaks of rain at times. to the south, staying largely dry and, for all of us, the cooler night with temperatures of 12-15d. cooler night with temperatures of 12—15d. tomorrow morning, quite a damp stop in northern ireland and scotla nd damp stop in northern ireland and scotland but our main rain band will sit across northern england and wales. most of the wet weather confined to the hills and the west. afine, dry confined to the hills and the west. a fine, dry started the day and across the midlands, east anglia and the south—east, fine with some spells of sunshine and temperatures quite a bit lower than they have beenin quite a bit lower than they have been in recent mornings. as we go on through the day, the south—eastern areas will stay dry per hour band of weather will sink southwards, fizzling out as it goes. here things will dry fizzling out as it goes. here things willdry up and fizzling out as it goes. here things will dry up and spells of sunshine, a breezy day arriving across the country and feeling cool in that
breeze, 16 in glasgow and 24 the top temperature in london. saturday will bea temperature in london. saturday will be a blustery, windy day with gales across the north of scotland. band of cloud and rain taking a wild cliff on the south—east and we will be left with son is false, large amounts of cloud, showers, temperatures 23. on sunday, low pressure to the east. these temperatures reflect that, 15—22, a few showers up towards the north—east. it will be fresher, breezy with rain at times but also a little bit of sunshine. this is bbc news.
the headlines at 11pm: emergency checks on hundreds of high—rise buildings following the catastrophic fire at grenfell tower. flammable cladding has already been found in11 buildings, and one london borough has started to remove it, as some residents say they feel unsafe. just scared, really scared. every night i'm awake just thinking about it. ijust feel like i don't want to live here anymore. after long hours of brexit talks in brussels tonight, the prime minister makes an offer to eu citizens living in britain. following the conviction of a former anglican bishop for sex abuse, an independent report is heavily critical of the church's conduct. and on newsnight, in the wake of the grenfell tower disaster, we reveal that a leading hotel chain is now questioning the cladding on three of its structures.