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tv   The Papers  BBC News  August 26, 2017 11:30pm-11:45pm BST

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may start dry but windy day. it may start dry but there will be a band of rain and by late monday, into the evening, parts of northern england will start to see some of that as well. to the south, it will stay dry. lots of sunshine stop on monday, a range of whether and temperatures as a result. cool, wind and rain to warm and clear blue skies. hurricane harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm but look at the heavy rain set to come for several more days so flooding becomes a very serious issue in texas. you can get a forecast and an update on hurricane harvey online. hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment, first the headlines.
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eight people have died in a crash involving a mini bus and two lorries on the m1 near milton keynes. two people have been arrested in connection with the incident. a man brandishing a fourfoot long sword outside buckingham palace was arrested on friday night. three police officers were injured. warnings of catastrophic flooding in parts of texas as tropical storm harvey continues to move inland. the king of spainjoined thousands of people marching through barcelona demonstrating their defiance after the recent attacks in the country. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow.
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with me are kevin schofield, editor of politicshome, and journalist rachel shabi. tomorrow's front pages, starting with the mail on sunday which reports that theresa may intends to crack down on excessive bosses pay. the observer leads with news that labour want the uk to remain in the single market for several years after brexit. the sunday times says more than 100 academy school chain heads are earning more than the prime minister. the sunday express front page is dedicated to the fatal crash on the m1where eight people lost their lives. the sunday telegraph reports on weaknesses in parliament's security exposed by security service tests. starting off, should we start with the observer and the news that
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labour are making this dramatic shift? is it really that dramatic? maybe not. this front—page is coming offa maybe not. this front—page is coming off a piece britain by the shadow ra kes off a piece britain by the shadow rakes it —— the shadow brexit secretary. he is saying that labour wants to stay ina is saying that labour wants to stay in a customs union in the transitional period. this would be in reaction to the conservative position which was put out by liam fox and philip hammond, saying that in the transitional period, the conservatives would want to leave by the customs union and the single market. that seems a strange position to take because presumably the transition period is intended as a buffer so that damage is not done during that period of exit. it relates specifically to the labour market and the customs union. so,
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labour have said, that makes no sense. obviously we will have a transitional period. at least the government has come to its senses on that, knowing that it is necessary and desirable. but as would look very different. it is a clear distinction between the two parties. it also says that labour have left the option open of staying in the single market and the customs union for good, long—term. that is dependent on brussels agreeing to that, which it is a big question. it also brings up the question of free movement, i don't know how you could remain in the single market without insisting on free movement. that is probably the reason that most people voted to leave, they wanted to take back control of the uk's borders. in
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terms of the politics, it is a very difficult one i think for labour to sell to the country, especially a lot of traditional labour voters in the north who voted for brexit specifically for reasons of migration. i will believe it when the general comes out and confirms it. there have been so many conflicting messages from notjust the cabinet, but the shadow cabinet as well. for the general to come out and say this, i think it is significant. how do you think that the eu will take this idea of a soft brexit? i think what we are hearing from the eu isjust, look, whatever it is you want to do, will you please just tell us? put it down on paper. what we are hearing from the eu, especially in the last few
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weeks, in response to these policy papers that the government has put out, on top of the two negotiation meetings, the reaction from the eu has very much been, you still don't really seem to know what you want. you haven't told us. we have asked for clarity on these three things in this phase of the negotiation. what happens to uk nationals in europe and vice—versa, what happens to be irish borders, and what happens to the bill that britain have to pay in order to leave? —— has. there has not really been a possibility to move into the next phase of negotiations with any of those. the independent, hurricane harvey, the state of texas, according to reuters, they are taking supplies
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and food to areas that have been badly hit, it has been downgraded to a tropical storm at the coastline is very vulnerable? yes, the risk of flooding is very high. we have seen pictures today coming out, the scale of damage in places like houston and rockport, there has been a lot of damage to buildings, we have seen trees on the ground, electrical poles... it is the slow-moving aspect that is the problem. people are hunkering down and bracing themselves for the worst. it is hanging around. going back to brexit, the independent, apparently it is the big businesses who are leading the talks? that won't come
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asa leading the talks? that won't come as a huge surprise. not to most people. the big business appears to be where the government is more concerned about keeping people on side. we know that the business establishment, if you can put it that way, they are pro— remain and they have a lot of concerns about what happens when we leave these two trading systems. on the one hand, it is probably not that surprising that they have a lot of influence, but there is a significant line here, which says, the groups that donated money were given access to the team. i think that will stick in the craw ofa i think that will stick in the craw of a lot of voters. it also says that trade unions are not getting the same exposure. and david davies
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has been laying out some walls of his own to russell ‘s? has been laying out some walls of his own to russell 's? he has shown how determined he is to get things done, giving up his bank holiday to fly... —— brussels. he is going over there to kickstart the next round of talks. we are told it is going to be a lot more aggressive, he is going to go in and tell the eu to stop dragging their heels, be a bit more flexible and try to meet the uk halfway. i think the ball remains in britain's court. it is determining what the terms of the exit are and whether the eu will agree to those terms —— court. whether the eu will agree to those terms -- court. yes, they are still waiting for the detail, and they? --
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aren't they? yes, determining the bill for leaving and that sort of thing, the eu is not saying they need to know that figure exactly but they need an idea of what the figure will be. if they can agree on those, then they can move on. they are not even getting that. with things like the border in northern ireland with ireland, ireland and the eu did not cause it and don't want it. they don't necessarily understand why they should now be having to figure out a way a round it that avoids impacting this very difficult peace process. there is a lot of concern in the foreign office about the potential process. it is so difficult to see how you could
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maintaina difficult to see how you could maintain a frictionless border how do you square that circle? returning quickly to the mail on sunday, why do you think theresa may is setting her sights on fat cat and their salaries? -- cats. the mail on sunday, they are really giving it a full backing in terms of exposure. when you look inside, paragraph 30, after listing a lot of these fatcat bosses, it says, there is no indication of wrongdoing by these people nor any government
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indications of wrongdoing. so, they have decided to sort of... it sounds like a very stupid position to take, but you can see why she is taking it. the appeal, the labour platform of speaking to these rampant wealth inequalities within our society, they are very popular. of course she wa nts to ta p they are very popular. of course she wants to tap into that. u nfortu nately, wants to tap into that. unfortunately, nobody is going to believe her for the reasons unfortunately, nobody is going to believe herfor the reasons he outlined. and now a section of her party is going to believe she is behaving like an anticapitalist. it seems like a loser— lose situation. many parents will be wondering how much their heads of schools earn after this story. —— lose—lose.
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much their heads of schools earn after this story. -- lose-lose. it is extraordinary, and it is quite jarring because it is in the context of schools facing cuts, parents being told... being asked to pay for things all the time, textbooks, teachers buckling under the pressure of classes and sometimes ending up feeding children who are coming to school hungry. they are obviously facing the consequences of austerity cuts. it makes it particularly galling when we hear of figures like this. $420,000. .. outrageous. galling when we hear of figures like this. $420,000... outrageous. the princes will be honouring their ray of light a day before the anniversary of her death. yes, it says that the queen and the prince
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of wales will remain out of view, i think that is probably the best thing that they could do. the two boys have been put forward to talk about it. it must be very difficult for them. this will be the last time that they will have to do it, i believe. thank you very much for that. have a lovely bank holiday weekend. i am going to be indoors, working away. coming up next, stay tuned for meet the author. on the cover of sam bourne's latest thriller, to kill the president, it says this: "the unthinkable has happened. "the united states has elected a volatile demagogue as president." well, readers may suspect that they know what's coming, but of course, we don't know who he is. he has no name in the book.
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just that there's enough danger for some of those around him to have to face a troubling moral dilemma. well, sam bourne is the guardian columnist jonathan freedland. he has long since outed himself as the author. welcome.


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