tv The Papers BBC News September 30, 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... theresa may arrives in manchester ahead of the start of her party's conference as borisjohnson calls for a strict time limit on any brexit transition deal. she is due to announce a new policy on tuition fees to help students. ukip‘s new leader, henry bolton, addresses his party conference, saying mass immigration is harming british culture and overwhelming public services. the spanish government says most potential voting stations for tomorrow's banned referendum on catalan independence have been closed. a man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a young girl was dropped from a bridge into a river in bolton. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. the creation of winnie the pooh is the focus of a new british film. we will get the thoughts of mark kermode and the rest of the cinema releases in the film review... welcome to our look ahead at what
the newspapers will be bringing us tomorrow... with me are nigel nelson, political editor at the sunday mirror and sunday people, and political commentatorjo phillips. tomorrow's front pages... the observer says the knives are out for theresa may as the conservative party conference gets underway. it reports a senior cabinet minister has refused to back her remaining in office. the sunday times continues the theme — one of its headlines claims borisjohnson believes mrs may will be gone in a year. a rather kinder front page from the telegraph, which says the pm is set to announce a tuition fees revolution to help younger voters. "that's more like it, mrs may" is the verdict in the express. it reports the pm will launch the change as part of a policy blitz to woo younger voters. the mail on sunday says she's gambling that the tuition fees changes will head off a tory coup.
but the paper calls it another ‘huge u—turn‘. and more on the conservatives in the sunday mirror, which claims the prominent pro—life tory mp, jacob rees—mogg, has admitted to benefiting financially from a firm which produces drugs to end pregnancies. so let's begin... no escape of a party conference, all over the papers, we begin with the mail on sunday, the prime minister gambling on the tuition fee u—turn to head off the tory coup. on audacious bid for the youth vote. and it will gust the taxpayer £11 billion, others are. i'm not quite sure if the headline is right about heading off a tory coup. what she is trying to do is stealjeremy corbyn‘s crown, the youth vote have overwhelmingly gone over to labour as she wants to get this back so she has two things working, and extension of the right to buy for
first—time buyers to make it easier to get onto the housing ladder so 135,000 extra people will benefit from that. the most interesting one, the one the papers have really got into, is tuition fees. what she is doing there is she is going to freeze them to save students £250 by next year and she is also going to raise the rate at which they have to pay the fees back so that will be £25,000, it used to be £21,000 and she will look at student finance. philip hammond has to find the money from somewhere and labour were criticised for spending this? absolutely, she talked about a black hole and the tories talked about the magic money tree. this has got, i am afraid, the reek of desperation about it. they have suddenly woke up to the fact that jeremy corbyn attracted this youth vote and the tories... i was smiling to myself when you read that sunday express
headline, saying that is more like it, mrs may, wondering which younger people they thought... ? it, mrs may, wondering which younger people they thought...? perhaps in their605? it people they thought...? perhaps in their 605? it will appeal to people? they will not have to pay so much for university education. what it is doing is another 5ticking pla5ter to prop up doing is another 5ticking pla5ter to prop up a doing is another 5ticking pla5ter to prop up a desperately failing government at the moment. and what needs to be had is a proper conversation about the cost of further education. when tuition fees we re further education. when tuition fees were introduced and of course the lib dems dearly, a5 were introduced and of course the lib dems dearly, as we know, nobody actually had a conversation about how much money was being spent on vice chancellor5' fee5 how much money was being spent on vice chancellor5' fees and wages and nobody had a conversation about 1 degrees cour5e5 nobody had a conversation about 1 degrees courses could be shorter. and therefore more value for money. everybody has to go to university and this is what it will cost. it is and this is what it will cost. it is a false argument because you do not
have to pay this back until you earn a certain amount. the sunday express, that is more like it, the headline, this first—time buyers' boost, that is a headline that will grab... of course, and there is no doubt that the housing crisis which i5 doubt that the housing crisis which is particularly acute in london and the south—east i5 is particularly acute in london and the south—east is one of the biggest problems and you don't have to be a geniu5 to work out that the tories alway5 geniu5 to work out that the tories always have their vote from the property owning cla55e5 always have their vote from the property owning classes and if you have a generation of people who have 110 have a generation of people who have no chance of ever owning property, thenit no chance of ever owning property, then it stands to reason that they are not going to be particularly keen on the tories. they are also talking about, mr5 may is talking about having a crackdown on private landlords and things like that. but i cannot landlords and things like that. but icannot rememberand landlords and things like that. but i cannot rememberand i'm landlords and things like that. but i cannot remember and i'm sure you cannot either, nigel, becau5e i cannot remember and i'm sure you cannot either, nigel, because that in so many initiative5 cannot either, nigel, because that in so many initiatives to get either key worker5 bobby beck housing...
the observer... theresa may in a battle for survival as the tories are sharpening their lives. we have not talked about the spectre of brexit! it will come up next week! here we have sajid javid saying he will not back are remaining in office. they know if they get rid of that will spark an election and the way things are looking, jeremy corbyn and labour would win so no tory, apart from perhaps boris, wa nts to tory, apart from perhaps boris, wants to actually risk an election. what will tend to happen is well a leadership challenge and then you end up with the supporters of the loser bringing down whoever is the winner. that is what would spark off the election. i think she gets to
2019, most tory mps say she will never lead us into another election, we will give her until after brexit... we will give her until after brexit. .. there is another argument which as you letjeremy corbyn wind and leave him to do with brexit and then you discover that the party are just as split if not more so than the tories. which is not great for the tories. which is not great for the country but perhaps better for the country but perhaps better for the tories? affaires point but i am not sure labour will want an election because they don't want to have to do with brexit idea. boris johnson believes she will be gone within one year, according to the sunday times? i think he might be gone within one year. he is so treacherous and di5loyal, and he obviously i5n't desperate to be prime minister. and you think, again, fine, ok, bori5, you take over and see what happens with brexit? you cannot have a cabinet minister... if she was stronger? if
there was a leadership challenge it would coalesce around him if he was not foreign secretary. partly becau5e not foreign secretary. partly because it is nobody else, who as i5? because it is nobody else, who as is? philip hammond, maybe? because it is nobody else, who as i5? philip hammond, maybe? maybe and others will come out of the woodwork but he certainly remains popular with the grassroots, which is where the vote would end up going. on the basis of that, better to keep him close but i think there must come a point when if he keeps overstepping the mark, she will have to say this cannot go on and get rid him. other cabinet ministers have been critical of him also. when he wrote that treaty a couple of weeks ago... most of them. amber rudd said he was a back—seat driver. of them. amber rudd said he was a back-seat driver. and ruth davidson recently back-seat driver. and ruth davidson rece ntly ha d back-seat driver. and ruth davidson recently had a go at him. you cannot have a cabinet minister going off—piste and coming up with their own policies, there has to be a collective... you have also seen embarrassment abroad with him reading the kipling poem. in the one
place? why on earth is our foreign secretary are coming a laughing 5tock, secretary are coming a laughing stock, so much so that the uk amba55ador had to intervene a5 stock, so much so that the uk amba55ador had to intervene as so not now, bori5! were only concentrating on the domestic treachery again5t theresa may but actually, what is going on in the re 5t actually, what is going on in the re st of actually, what is going on in the rest of the world, whereas britain stand? there is a question over his competence. perception is a marvellous policy! the sunday mirror... and exclusive, here! the pro—life tory profits from the abortion pill? jacob rees-mogg? i like jacob very much and he is one of the most charming mps... like jacob very much and he is one of the most charming mps. .. he will be thrilled to be on the front page! i think this was out of order, he i’u ns i think this was out of order, he runs his own firm, somerset capital management, he is a partner and they
invest in emerging countries and one of the investments involves indonesia, where a pharmaceutical company manufacturing a pill that can be used for abortion... used by the nhs for medical abortions. in indonesia, abortion is illegal so jacob argues that on that basis, he has done nothing wrong. because the company markets that hill for intestinal problems, preventing ulcers. however, it is still an abortion pill and in indonesia 2 million girls and illegal abortions and this pill is recommended as one of the things they use... he does not wronged and run this fund, he has not done so since becoming a mp, because of the money he makes from this, is profiting personally from this, is profiting personally from this particular business. he gets
£14,500 every month working for the company plus money he will not tell us company plus money he will not tell us about. which could run into millions. he is doing well out of this company and he is such a passionate anti—abortionist, as is famous interview on good morning britain indicated, he talked about cases of rape, he was not think women should be allowed abortions. ina women should be allowed abortions. in a sense he made a rod for his own back by being so against abortion out there, for religious reasons, we have to respect that but if you find you are making money, with a company like that, well... his argument? that it is illegal. in indonesia, the company is selling the pill that might have a side effect of giving people abortions but actually it is for preventing ulcers. a raised
eyebrow from joe! back to the observer... catalonia deciding, the picture on the front page of protesters calling a unified country... if the catalonian regional government says we are breaking away... ? absolutely regional government says we are breaking away...? absolutely and it has divided people across the country, it makes the scottish referendum would like tea party because feelings are running very high. this is an illegal referendum according to the spanish constitutional court. nevertheless, the people of catalonia absolutely wa nt the people of catalonia absolutely want to have this referendum and one can imagine the vote will be, yes, we want to be a separate entity, separate from the rest of spain. it is quite a significant area, north—east spain, 7.5 million
people, about 16% of the population. it is quite important to the spanish economy, whatever present other exports, it has its own language and its own career culture. —— 25% of their exports. that is a problem because if we insist this is an illegal referendum there is a danger in trying to close it down. and is the prospect of violence, i would thought, much better to have swallowed the pill and said, we have to have an illegal one. you never know. that is what the leaders of both sides are saying. we need to mediate, to stop this because it is getting silly. back to the sunday times to finish. rezgu for 100,000 tourists as the monarch faces collapse, not a great time for airlines? it is worrying, looking any seats on low—cost airline...
their licence was due to ex—buyer in about one hour... they have been given an extension at 100,000 holiday—makers will be stranded overseas if it collapses. slightly different situation from ryanair, and it seems to have been totally inefficient about planning their rotor. this is much more serious because it might well collapse. but we do not seem to have any thinking through this for protection for people who can be stranded abroad. they will be protected.