tv The Papers BBC News April 18, 2019 11:30pm-12:01am BST
more cloud for perhaps a little more cloud for northern ireland and western fringes of scotla nd northern ireland and western fringes of scotland but a fine looking day away from that. looking a little bit further ahead, it looks as though we will see in the jetstream. further ahead, it looks as though we will see in thejetstream. —— a deep. turning things a little bit more unsettled for the south and west but at the moment it looks like a lot of fine, dry weather around with above average temperatures. a chance of one or two showers which could be thundery in nature.
hello. this is bbc news with martine croxall. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment — first the headlines. the mueller reports clears president trump of collusion with russia over the 2016 presidential election but questions remain over whether he attempted to obstruct the investigation. the report also reveals donald trump feared his presidency was over when he learned of the investigation and subsequently tried to get special counsel robert mueller fired. they are having a good day. i'm having a good day as well. it is called no collusion, no obstruction. facebook bans a dozen british far right groups from its sites — for promoting hate and violence. the home secretary is urging police to use the ‘full force of the law‘ in dealing with ongoing climate protests in london — more than 500 people have been
arrested so far and tomorrow demonstrators plan to target heathrow airport. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are charlie wells from the economist and martin bentham, the evening standard's home affairs editor. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the guardian claims president trump may be liable for prosecution, after robert mueller‘s report, released today described 11 instances in which mr trump or his campaign engaged in potential obstruction of justice. the times reports on sajid javid's demands that police crack down on climate change activists — using "the full force of the law" — following criticism of police for failing to stop the protests.
the i carries the same story — claiming a senior officer has told the paper that after the political pressure, the police can no longer ‘turn a blind eye'. and amid reports that the protesters will target heathrow airport tomorrow — the daily mail says ‘eco—warriors are plotting to bring misery to easter holidaymakers‘. in other news, the daily telegraph leads on prince charles‘ easter message — in which he speaks out against what he calls the "pervasive horror" of knife crime. the nhs is launching a plan to save million of lives — according to the daily express — as experts warn that laziness is killing one in six people. and 25 celsius sunday roast — the daily mirror says britain is set for the hottest easter sunday on record this weekend. let's start with what has been happening with the mueller report. two years happening with the mueller report. two yea rs in happening with the mueller report. two years in the making. donald trump may be liable for prosecution says the front of the guardian. he
would be happy today that, in his view, he thinks he has no more questions to answer. yes. he has said that for a long time but that is from his point of view because there was no definitive finding that he had either colluded with the russians all that he had obstructed justice. from his point of view he says that this investigation by a highly respected person, robert mueller and therefore he has flipped it on his head to say it did not happen. the obstruction of justice say it did not happen. the obstruction ofjustice is still an open question and he has excited many examples including the striking one that he wanted to have mueller sacked and was stopped by his own staff. clearly there is ammunition therefore the democrats to take up. but as of today, because that definitive finding has not been found by the special prosecutor,
which would have been really quite devastating for trump if it had happened, then he is allowed to, enabled from his point of view, to say he is in the clear. democrats dissident greek. —— democrats disagree. one congressman said that in his view it is not been proven that there was no obstruction of justice. democrats are saying that the story is not over. some of the high level democrats such as nancy pelosi are reluctant to go down the path of impeachment. some are saying that maybe this lays the groundwork for doing further hearings in the judiciary committee. on the flipside, republicans are trying to put this behind them. kellyanne conway, donald trump's advisor said that this was the best day since the election for mr trump. but we should pay attention to what is in the report. it is a damning portrayal of what it is like to have worked for
the trump presidency. 701 days ago robert mueller took over this investigation and soon thereafter donald trump, used an incredibly vulgar phrase saying that, quote he was f————ed. we know that underneath the bombast there is a lot of fear, as evidenced by that phrase. and i am glad that you used it. and that speaks to why this report is so important. because it demonstrates to voters the character of this administration. and there have been administration. and there have been aof administration. and there have been a of americans who have hoped there would be a bombshell in this report, some sort of legal mechanism triggered by this report to remove him from office. but it is proving to be more of a political process. to me, part of what you just said is absolutely critical in the sense. of
course it proves and shows that he is vulgar and that the standards he adheres to in his administration might not be those that some previous presidents have done. but a lot of people would know that anyway and many people do not care. and one of his great selling points is exactly that, that he is just very different and defies rules. obviously he was elected by saying all sorts of things that many people thought were completely impossible to say and still be a credible candidate. yet it did him no harm in terms of his electoral success. it may reinforce and confirm the views of those who think that anyway. whether it swings opinion, i'm not sure. in the run—up to the next presidential election, notjust in the united states but in other elections here and referendums, other types of foods, there would be
a greater awareness now of the potential for social media. —— a greater awareness now of the potentialfor social media. —— other types of votes. there would be greater awareness now have the potential for social media, analytics and foreign news to sway the vote. the goal of this report. there were three goals in this report. none of those goals was to impeach donald trump. it is important to remember that and we will get back to the interference point. at most there were three goals. one, to see if there had been russian interference in the 2016 american election. without a shadow ofa american election. without a shadow of a doubt in this report that is proven. that has global ramifications. the second part was to determine whether or not the trump campaign had conspired, criminally, with the russians in that interference. the report says there is not enough evidence. in the
third reason for this report was to figure out if donald trump had obstructed justice. on the point you make isa obstructed justice. on the point you make is a global one. other countries will be looking at these findings and research and reports from other countries are factored into this report. i think about a dozen pieces of information came from other countries. what politicians are finding in the us and abroad is that we need greater transparency over the sorts of ads that campaigns are allowed to post oi'i that campaigns are allowed to post on facebook. we need to figure out who is paying for these advertisements. the report outlines quite clearly how russian operators we re quite clearly how russian operators were able to fund individuals in the united states to host donald trump rallies. it indicates two women who we nt rallies. it indicates two women who went ona rallies. it indicates two women who went on a scouting trip, russian women who went on a scouting trip to the us to figure out the lay of the land. and one of the concerning things we find is health vulnerable
open liberal democracies are —— one of the concerning things we find is how vulnerable open liberal democracies are in this open society. people criticise traditional media, the bbc, obviously as well, they do have proper editorial process and try to do the right thing. as the same time as consuming all sorts of things on social media that may not necessarily come from russians or whoever but it throws at all sorts of material based on very flimsy factual substantiation or none at all. and i think... let's hope that people reading all sorts of things on social media pay a bit more attention and give it a bit more thought to what they are actually reading and where it is coming from and whether it has a basis in
reality. in the worst, as this example has shown, is that it is coming from russia stop but it is not just that. at a coming from russia stop but it is notjust that. at a time when young people who have never voted for are faced with an avalanche of information every single day the importance of ‘s questioning of scepticism and critical thinking has never been greater. that is huge. and there have been a number of studies that show that young people and old people and everyone in between are unable to differentiate tween a fake news headline and a natural headline. in this context we know that in open societies it is important for leaders to not welcome misinformation. they need to encourage education and to encourage engagement with the press. and what we saw in the mueller report today was a presidential candidate and a president who was open to this information from russia and encourage that behaviour. moving on.
eco— plot to ruin easter. protesters vowed to shut heathrow. eight people charged is the latest count out of 500 arrested. and the reason for thatis 500 arrested. and the reason for that is that it takes time. they don't want to clog up their cells, they do not have a huge number of cells and they don't want to spend all that time, for offices potentially, to take somebody into custody if they are not resisting arrest nor cooperating. then they spent time in custody... with the police station at the officer and that takes even longer than the police are off street for even longer, and not doing the duties that they might be doing such as dealing with burglary and knife crime. so yes, this is part of the problem. it is a unique type of
protest where people are wanting to be arrested but the police don't really have the capacity to... they don't have the legal powers to just sweep up everybody and anybody but secondly they don't have the actual capacity in terms of time, sell space and so on, to keep charging people. and as martin refers to, protests within certain parameters are legal. it is a liberal society in which people should be able to voice concern. and that is very problematic as we can see here. the daily mail has a take that we are taking a week—long protest that disrupts everyone. it has been an interesting tension because i feel there is a certain number people here in london who agree with the message but do not love the means. here we see the
daily mail trying to paint this as celebrities such as dame emma thomson flying over from celebrities such as dame emma thomson flying overfrom los celebrities such as dame emma thomson flying over from los angeles to ta ke thomson flying over from los angeles to take part in the protest. we talk about leaked messages from a privately educated ringleader. this is certainly a slant that the daily mail is trying to take on these people who, who want action on climate change. moving onto this. mentioned knife crime in your previous comment, martin. prince charles asks for an end to the pervasive horror of knife crime but that requires resources and the police cannot be in two places at once. he is talking about the root cause, things that are not within the remit of the police, which is an important part of the solution to knife crime, if there is one. from that point of view what he is discussing is different. but as you
just said, one aspect of dealing with it is the policing side and explicitly, the point was made that officers from the violent crime task force are having their leave cancelled. and that means they will ta ke cancelled. and that means they will take time off at some point in the future. other officers are deployed working overtime. all of the cost of the protest, the policing, will be born, ultimately in the median and longer term with an impact on other types of policing. so that is an important consideration. in terms of what prince charles had to say, he has been meeting along with prince harry some of the victims of knife crime and his very powerful. he wa nts crime and his very powerful. he wants and hopes that things can be done to change the mentality of the people who are engaged in knife crime. and to be fair, it is not something necessarily knew that he is coming out with because he has
done a lot of work through his trust and organisation in working with people from disadvantaged backgrounds and different backgrounds. some of whom may have otherwise ended up involved in some of these problems. trying to help them build alternative lives. so he has a long career, actually, in terms of trying to deal with society problems in a positive way. and here is making an intervention, pointing out that the crime is causing far too much damage and loss of life to far too many people. britain said for hottest ever easter day — well done mirrorfor britain said for hottest ever easter day — well done mirror for calling it easter day. a lot of people will be staying in this country and they will be better off, if they like the heat — not everybody does.
will be better off, if they like the heat — not everybody doesm will be better off, if they like the heat - not everybody does. if people wa nt heat - not everybody does. if people want to go out and have a drink and make sure they can enjoy their holiday safely. make sure they can enjoy their holiday safety. we were talking about climate change protesters and it is easy to say, ok climate and weather are the same thing but they are very different. we're talking here about short—term temperature rise which is enjoyable for people who are looking to celebrate the easter holiday. we have a map showing the difference between very warm britain and what looks like a very cool grease. . . warm britain and what looks like a very cool grease... 17 degrees in lisbon but 21 degrees in liverpool. not normal, that temperature inversion, but it will be a nice weekend which is pleasing for eve ryo ne weekend which is pleasing for everyone who has time off stop do you have any plans? going to paris.
oui. an american in paris. i'm going to watch the ford vault.|j oui. an american in paris. i'm going to watch the ford vault. i shall be here, tomorrow afternoon, sunday morning, happy easter. somebody has to keep the wheels of news turning. the sun, isn't it gorgeous. tell us about this little wonder. this is britain's tiniest baby. essentially the size of a coke can when she was born. her name is isabella evans and she was born at 24 weeks and had a numberof she was born at 24 weeks and had a number of medical complications. the parents were very concerned about her well—being parents were very concerned about her well— being but fortunately she has been able to return home. the couple is very pleased and they have
gone through a very traumatic experience and that they are happy to have her home. look at the size of her hand, the size of her mother ‘s fingernail. extraordinary that she has survived. a lovely story and it must‘ve been absolutely traumatising at the time for the family. the mother says that they we re family. the mother says that they were told the little girl should not be here. she never stopped fighting and we love her to bits. acute picture of her now, six months, she obviously has some support still so presumably it is not all complete clear sailing at the moment but still a great story and a great tribute to doctors involved who managed to produce a miracle to save
this little child. having given birth to two whoppers, i cannot imagine having something so little. mine were elephants! right, the times, airline brought to heel over sexist dress code. this is norwegian air criticise. they have put out a 22 page dress code... for women. particularly focusing on women saying they need to wear make up and high heels and, i think very appropriately, a politician in norway has said the year 1950 rank and it wants its rulebook back. you can geta and it wants its rulebook back. you can get a doctor's note not have to wear the heals. exactly. the men's
restrictions are not so severe. wear the heals. exactly. the men's restrictions are not so severelj think restrictions are not so severe.” think we approve of them, no hearings,... can men wear heels? would you? hearings,... can men wear heels? would you ? ce rtainly hearings,... can men wear heels? would you? certainly not but may be to make a point. can men wear skirts? this is the problem. it is quite entertaining this story on one level but the reality is that it is lopsided regulations. the ones that are required by the men straightforward. whereas the ones for the women are a whole different level of prescription in it and quite clearly, yes, if these were elephants walking around in high heels, that would not be enjoying that... i might have a rethink after
the press they are getting on that. that's it for the papers tonight. don't forget you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc news website. it's all there for you — 7 days a week at bbc.co.uk/papers. and if you miss the programme any evening you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. martin, charlie, lovely to have you here. do buy a paper tomorrow, we do not mind which one. good evening. your latest spot on bbc news and for the first time in 35 years, for english side will play ina european 35 years, for english side will play in a european semifinals of the season after chelsea and arsenal made it past the quarter—finals. 4—
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see him go and it was a tough decision but the highlighted performances and results and in particular that game against kazakhstan, given what happened, they could not see the progress that he wanted to see given that scotland and glasgow will be hosting games for euro 2020. absolutely desperate for euro 2020. absolutely desperate for qualification. there is extra significance on your 2020 so the search for the success that starts now. the tigers were given a bit of a shock before holding out to win a super league game against wakefield. they had led by 28 point 28 with 17 minutes to play. but they let wakefield fired back to within two points and gave themselves a nailbiting final ten minutes. the
tigers holding on. london broncos thrashed 39—6 by the catalan dragons. jerome miller says he has done nothing wrong and will appeal the decision to deny him licensed to face anthonyjoshua on the first of june at madison square garden. he was refused a license after he return an adverse finding in a driving test. is that he and his tea m driving test. is that he and his team stand for integrity, decency and honesty and they will fight this with everything they have. they have asked for a b sample to be tested but as it stands joshua has asked for a b sample to be tested but as it standsjoshua has no opponents for what would have been his first fight in the us. that is all the sport for now but the rest of the stories on the website and app. the easter weekend is upon us and the forecast is a positive one — if
you like warmth and sunshine. all four nations of the uk had that warmest day of the year so far. temperatures set to climb further. perhaps 25 or 26 degrees across the south east on saturday. high pressure in charge of keeping things dry and holding these weather fronts at bay for the most part. it is looking fine for good friday. one or two patches of fog through the night but clearing early in the morning and then lots of sunshine. patches of cloud possible in northern ireland and western scotland but temperatures widely in the low 20s. up temperatures widely in the low 20s. up to 24 degrees tomorrow afternoon somewhere in the south. largely clear skies on saturday but notice that this weather front making inroads into northern ireland and
western scotland. some uncertainty but it looks like it will make more progress but will not get very far. most of us another sunny day may be some fault patches — fog patches on the north sea coastline stuff saturday looks likely to be the warmest day of the weekend. some parts of the south—east could get 25 -26 parts of the south—east could get 25 — 26 degrees. what about the hotspots in southern spain, a lot of rain into the forecast and they could be some flooding stop cool blustery conditions. and it will be on the cool side in the mediterranean, much cooler than here at home. high pressure hold form for the second half of the weekend. some uncertainty about how much progress at the fronts will make. maybe some rain to the far north—west of
scotland. another fine, dry rain to the far north—west of scotland. anotherfine, dry and sunny scotland. anotherfine, dry and sunny warm scotland. anotherfine, dry and sunny warm day with temperatures well up into the 20s. a similar story for most of us on easter monday. there is always the chance those pesky weather fronts could bring a little bit of rain, for me it is good night. — from me.
i'm rico hizon in singapore, the headlines: robert mueller‘s long—awaited report on russian interference says there was no collusion with russia by the trump campaign in the 2016 us election. the heavily redacted report doesn't exonerate him and it also raises questions of obstruction of justice. but president trump says it's "game over". they are having a good day. i'm having a good day as well. it is called no collusion, no obstruction. i'm lewis vaughanjones in london. also in the programme. the firefighters who battled the flames at notre dame are thanked