tv The Papers BBC News July 1, 2017 10:30pm-10:46pm BST
hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment. first, the headlines. the government says it will keep a close eye on the situation at kensington and chelsea council as it prepares to elect a new leader. london mayor sadiq khan has called for commissioners to take over the running of the council. after days of intense fighting, iraqi forces have taken control of the main base of the so—called islamic state, in the city of mosul. thousands of people take to the streets in central london to march against austerity. the veteran film critic and former bbc presenter, barry norman, has died at the age of 83. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be
—— hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the sunday papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are benedicte paviot of france 2a and kevin schofield of politics home. we start with the mail on sunday, which claims that the prime minister theresa may is considering a dramatic u—turn on university tuition fees to attract younger voters to the tory party. the observer reports a tory revolt against public sector cuts, suggesting theresa may is facing pressure from within her cabinet, who are demanding a radical overhaul of state funding for public services. brexit talks is the sunday telegraph's headline as the paper leads with concern that number 10 has told business leaders that theresa may could abandon brexit talks over the "divorce bill".
the express reports that british fishermen will be given exclusive rights to a 12—mile zone around the coastline under post—brexit plans. and "rogue sas unit accused of executing civilians" is the headline on the cover of the times. first, a good evening to you both. we start with the telegraph and the front page. kevin, do you want to kick that one off? this is a briefing from business leaders that has apparently been given by a former number ten figure. this person, who has not been named, was in downing street at the time, just after the election and they have subsequently left, which does not matter which —— doesn't narrow it down. they say
that he has been told that if brussels tries to set —— that he has been told that if brussels tries to set -- play ha rd ball brussels tries to set -- play hardball on the divorce bill, how much question pay to leave the european union to meet its previous commitments, then the prime minister is willing to walk in or storm out, as we lock —— like to see comment journalistic circles. this happened in september. this has been designed for domestic consumption, which essentially is to make the prime minister because if she is talking tough in the eyes of the public. i think this would have been more credible if it had happened before the election or if conservatives had a good result in the election, but really, the prime minister has been severely weakened and, i think, the european leaders have smelt blood. the delay she does not have strong hand. the whole point of calling the election was so that she has a
strong mandate and she does have that. i just don't think strong mandate and she does have that. ijust don't think it carries the same week that it would have done had she got the result that she was looking for. it's not something she wants to have attached to her. her storming out, it would not be good pr? i think it's interesting that according to this person that has now left downing street, it would be for domestic consumption and four september. what happens in september? annual party conference. funny that! just a happy coincidence! i think what is interesting is that this divorce bill, whether as you 100 billion euros or half of that, this was not explicit in the referendum campaign and there are people who feel that
not a single penny, some people and the government, believe that not a single penny should be paid off any divorce bill, but of course that's not generally true in the divorce anyway. so i think that there is a problem. yes, the rest of the european union is watching extremely carefully, both the result of the election that we fought happened on friday the 9th ofjune, but also how this is all playing out, whether it was the queen '5 speech, the tapered belabour our amendments, etc and i think an interesting line in this piece in the sunday telegraph, about, the liquid —— the move could be seen as deliberately provocative by you tube leaders. the european union has said that they are not looking to punish britain, that it needs to be beneficial. i don't see how walking out the work score deal at all. especially when looking to get a good trade deal as well. this
is supposed to be settled before we had to discussions. britain wanted these talks to happen at the same time. if we start point off on the divorce poll, doesn't suggest that will get much leeway when it comes to getting a trade deal. just to rent this particular story off, in some european states, in particular germany, the finance minister is already seeing that i suspect the british are going to feel that they have made a mistake and what is the likelihood of ours going back on brexit? that is so much going on. she said, jimmy say i'm a dreamer, but are not the only one. all of these knots, wink, wink. we have had these knots, wink, wink. we have had the referendum. the clock is ticking on article 50. i don't think there's any going back now. let's move on, the chaos continues, conservative chaos over tuition fees u—turn.
the chaos continues, conservative chaos over tuition fees u-turn. some of the study up for us. this is interesting. according to simon walters, the political editor of the mail on sunday, damian green, who is briefing heavily, the most senior minister in the government, effectively a deputy prime minister, says that the national debate may well be needed on the issue of tuition fees and in order to get back the youth vote, a support that is seen as having very much voted in favour of labour and having been wooed successfully by labour, and particularly by that late pledge by the labour party leader jeremy corbyn to say that tuition fees will be waived completely, although they we re be waived completely, although they were introduced by the labour party initially, and then increased by the tories later on, that it is
absolutely capital that the conservative party change a lot of its fundamental core beliefs and therefore backed down on tuition fees. so this would be the mother of old u—turns. 0ne fees. so this would be the mother of old u—turns. one can imagine, if this is indeed true, that damian green would be saying something that we re green would be saying something that were not sanctioned by the prime minister herself. so one wonders what other of the core beliefs are going to be ditched in order to woo back the youth vote or indeed the actual votes —— the older fought. back the youth vote or indeed the actual votes —— the older foughtm makes you wonder what the tories really sta nd makes you wonder what the tories really stand for now, doesn't it? they keep changing. i would love to bea they keep changing. i would love to be a fly on the wall in thorpe hammond pots house right now. if this has landed on his doorstep, he will be taking his hero to rate now. this is £8 billion a year to axe tuition fees. we would the money come from? the premised, all
throughout the election campaign, was criticising labour and jeremy corbyn for the magic mainichi, that there's a quote that has come to back —— come back to haunt quite significantly. he doesn't say, but even that's a signal that they are going to look at it. people would argue that tuition fees actually haven't had a detrimental effect on encouraging young people from working—class or less well—off backgrounds to go into higher education because you don't have to pay the fees upfront, you pay them back when she were paying a certain amount of money, so it is all well and good to see we will act tuition fees and get young people coming back to us, but i think there is something much more deep—seated in terms of the conservative party, they have become toxic. let's turn to the sunday times. a rogue scsi unit. i believe these are
allegations that we see at the bbc have not been able to verify. it no identity of anyone or the unit itself, but it does cover the front page of the times. it's an incredible story. if it turns out to be true. there has been an extensive investigation by the sunday times. the allegation essentially is quite simple, the rogue scsi unit in afghanistan killing, executing, unarmed civilians and it would appear, allegedly, trying to affect —— set them up by leaving guns which are traditionally used by the taliban and then taking pictures or looks different. the allegation is that these are unarmed civilians that these are unarmed civilians that were taken at by this so—called rogue scsi unit. there is an investigation which has been confirmed by the defence secretary that doesn't exist. previously. yes,
previously. in february. yes, any secure underground bunker in cornwall, which makes it sending the secretive and they have been caddying at this investigation and it seems, according to sources, that it seems, according to sources, that it has been a credible claim, salt, asi it has been a credible claim, salt, as i say, the tones are to be true, this will be an absolute scandal. we will stay with the times. this story is that parents face £60 fence when children are late for school. the bit harsh, isn't it? yes, particularly since the bizarre says that sanctions to improve punctuality could improve —— included making children collect litter, remove chewing gum or mop classroom floors before school and then we learn that it is a measure thatis then we learn that it is a measure that is used in cisco gear that is often a leader, it is pointed out
here, a leader in academic tables. it says the fence could be used as a la st it says the fence could be used as a last resort. i think that there is going to be some very worried parents. i would going to be some very worried parents. iwould be going to be some very worried parents. i would be very cheeriest to know whether there's going to improve the punctuality and that sounds a bit like a parking ticket because you could get £60 fee, fine, if your children consistently turn up if your children consistently turn up late, so be careful! that could rise to £120 if it does not paid within 21 days. i've been caught within 21 days. i've been caught with that one before! nothing is good to focus appearance meant more, i think, than £60. that's a lot of money, for being late. i will have to set the alarm clock a little earlier. maybe it should be means tested. that is really complicated.
i think it should be more, if your lovely close school because you have no excuse. do you of course to the school? we haven't been wagered and we definitely would be if we would be charged. how would you enforce it? someone's come to detest that in court. let's go back to the telegraph. we've been reading with a study on bbc news today. sorry we are looking at is that the council ultimatum. -- is the cancer ultimatum. -- is the cancer ultimatum. the balkans have been reading with this. the government is keeping an extremely close eye on the behaviour, watching whether they are on the ground, whether they give interviews, whether they actually
seem out of touch. but on this morning was incredible. i can crash ofan morning was incredible. i can crash of an interview. the way that the council leader resigned last week was almost grudgingly resigning and blaming the media. of course, the anger was palpable in the first five days. the point is that, can we really wait next week for the election of another council leader? is that the normal modus operandi? don't believe in being overreactive, but i think that really, couldn't that have been moved along? i think it is worrying when we hear that at least one or two people have been charged rent for flats that have burnt down. of course, this is a huge task, for any council, and i think there is good well, but there are lessons that need to be learnt for the future. and i'm not even
going to mention the whole cladding scandal. 0ne going to mention the whole cladding scandal. one thing i want on the ground and the seen it anywhere else, though stored told by a resident of what's next in the tower, that whole area, there was a consultation that was closed and overnight, where they were walking and redeveloping the theory and achievement —— changing the use of that area. this is all now gone completely quiet and it would seem wholly inappropriate. what's interesting is that we were talking to one of the volunteers today and she was saying that she still not really picking up on council presence on the ground,