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tv   The Papers  BBC News  January 7, 2020 11:30pm-12:01am GMT

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isles. the flow to the south of it south—westerly so again, it is a return to mild, cloudy conditions with a little bit of brightness here and there but again, look at those temperatures, double figures for many when really it should be single figures for this time of year. as a frontal system moves through, perhaps a fresher feel on sunday but thatis perhaps a fresher feel on sunday but that is only brief because then we start bending the isobars around again and another set of lows move again and another set of lows move again towards the british isles, fired at us by a jetstream into next week that looks awfully similar to the one we have at the moment so we're not expecting the overall pattern to change until perhaps quite late into next week where things could change out of the pattern we have established thus far. really quite windy, rain for the most part across northern and western parts of the british isles, a lwa ys western parts of the british isles, always that little bit drier to the south and east because of that flow of south and south—westerly winds, it stay relatively mild. —— it will stay. hello.
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this is bbc news. with me, rebecca jones. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment. first the headlines. at least 50 people are killed in a crush in iran as huge numbers turn out for the burial of qasem soleimani, asassinated by the us. donald trump is unrepentant. he's been called a monster and he was a monster, and he's no longer a monster, he's dead. and that's a good thing for a lot of countries. borisjohnson will tell the eu that britain wants a speedy brexit deal based on free trade, not alignment with the eu the 19—year—old woman convicted of lying about being raped in cyprus flies home after her sentence is suspended. hackers hold foreign exchange company travelex to ransom after a cyber attack. the company says it's stopped the ransomewear spreading and there's no evidence any data's been stolen we hear from the australians
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trying to protect some of the country's precious wildlife from the bushfires, by bringing them to their home. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me is the broadcaster and author, john kampfner, and the deputy political editor at the sunday times, caroline wheeler. great to have you both with us. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the financial times‘ front page features an interview with the outgoing governor of the bank of england mark carney in which he says central banks lack the fire power to combat future slow downs. the telegraph turns to brexit, as it reveals the eu's chief negotiator has warned boris johnson not to water down
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protections for its citizens living in the uk after brexit. the independent focusses of the continuing fallout following the assasination of iran's most senior general qasem soleimani as an ex sas chief warns his killing risks a new war. the guardian too looks at the escalation of the situation in iran saying british warships, helicopters and several hundred military personnel have been put on standby for deployment in or near iraq. while the metro looks at accusations that boris johnson has been hiding and avoiding questions on the iran crisis. and the daily mail's front page features at the football association selling its rights to watch fa cup matches to the betting firm bet365. a variety of front pages, and they
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are all too early for the news coming in as we speak that at least nine rockets appear to have hit an iraqi air base in the west of the country. more details on that. nonetheless the continuing tensions between the united states and iran. hundreds of british troops on standby in iran crisis. does the story give us more details about what they would be doing and where they would be going? we have british warships, helicopters and several hundred military personnel on standby. this is basically because they fear there is going to be some kind of reprisalfor they fear there is going to be some kind of reprisal for the assassination of the iranians general last week and what we are hearing is it looks and it is unconfirmed, that may well have been the case. one of the early reports
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suggesting they have actually hit one of the base where coalition forces are based and that is what the concern was and why they might need british troops in order to evacuate those stationed in iraq and britain has around 400 troops based in iraq so the news this evening would be of great concern to the government about what is coming next. we have seen this kind of escalation of tensions and even today, with donald trump's comments, where he talked about qasem soleimani being a monster and he is dead and everyone should be very glad about that and that is a red flag to a ball, particularly when you are seeing his funeral only today with the terrible scenes of the stampede as well. very boring pictures. an hour ago, when we were
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talking about this before the news came through and obviously it is still sketchy, we were alluding to the fact that basis, military bases, western bases, notjust in iraq but across the more sensitive countries in the middle east are really the most obvious targets for anybody who wants to strike back at donald trump's decision to assassinate qasem soleimani. the question is, what degree of fatalities or damage have they caused? one could have maybe the americans did do this before they took the decision to ta ke before they took the decision to take the action they did originally stop you can just see the take the action they did originally stop you canjust see the domino effect. one action... it would have
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been impossible politically for the iranians not to have responded. we saw the stampede, the anger and of course some of it may have been manufactured but a lot was not. the iranians would have to have done something for their own requirements and what does than donald trump do? we will end and what does than donald trump do? we willend up and what does than donald trump do? we will end up with an escalating tit—for—tat. we will end up with an escalating tit-for-tat. whether this has happened since president trump has been president, an attack on his forces. they have been lots of heavy moments, particularly with the relationship with north korea, when we we re relationship with north korea, when we were worried about what was going to happen next. but it has not physically attacked his people. given the strong feelings about the military and the jobs of those boys, men and women are doing and you wonder what his response will be
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today. you have to assume, if this is planned and conspiracy theorists think about the calculation that this would help his recollection to have a war, either it is planned and there is no way you do an attack like you did on such a senior figure in iran and think that would be the end of the matter, that iran would turn around and say fair cop. he must've planned for an escalation. so it is either that or it is rank stupidity but it is not going to and without an escalation. in the meantime, us, america's plus is a lie is urging the escalation but according to the metro, boris johnson himself was not in the house of commons to discuss this. he would
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say that he is letting his cabinet ministers, who are in charge of their briefs and indeed we did hear from the defence secretary stop do you think it is that we have not seen you think it is that we have not seen oi’ you think it is that we have not seen or heard from borisjohnson in 11 days? i do. if we draw a parallel went to resonate was in charge. they we re went to resonate was in charge. they were significant moments. —— theresa may. the salisbury event, and she was stepped up to the plate. often talks of her being on her feet for three orfour talks of her being on her feet for three or four hours answering questions. why isn't he? this comes down to a relationship with the united states and this pivotal moment in our history and we will talk about that later, surely there will be a story about brexit coming on. the cabinet urging him to begin trade talks with the us at the same
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time is beginning trade talks with the eu and, of course, we know from previous instances that donald trump does not like being criticised by world leaders and does not respond very well. we saw the comical incident when he was over at the nato summit in the uk when leaders we re nato summit in the uk when leaders were giggling about him behind his back and we have seen the response to that. numerous other examples of his thin scheme nature. boris is trying to respond to these events but not upsetting the man he sees as his closest ally. —— borisjohnson. it is difficult for him but, given what we heard this evening, they will because for him to come to dispatch box tomorrow we must say, this is only his second or third
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question time since the election... you thinkjeremy corbyn would say something... there would have to be another statement tomorrow given that has been escalation and it does involve our troops potentially given it involves coalition forces. you imagine you would have to the chassis would have to come to the house of commons. your point about he is not present for 11 days at... he was on holidays... no matter what side of any of the arguments, everybody in politics and related to politics, not least political journalists, were put through the meal including all over the summer so meal including all over the summer so the fact that much took or sought to take two weeks up to last weekend is probably totally legitimate. and you do get these sort of stories.
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the previous christmas we had the migration crisis. an... you always get these things about politicians. jeff koons paid for his career were not coming back over iraq. and he was on holidays at the time. it is a tough call for politicians about when they come back but on a substantive point the whole basis in my view the relationship has been unhealthy, big brother, little brother, the supplicant and the bully and this will only increase how dependent we are on the americans to strike any kind of not embarrassing trade deal with them. in return for our ostentatious
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separation from the continent of europe and to do that with a thin—skinned american president you cannot say anything that would upset him. a quick update from washington. aus him. a quick update from washington. a us official has told the reuters news agency is, speaking on condition of anonymity that rockets have been fired on this airbase in baghdad. at least no rockets are thought to have hit this iraqi airbase and we understand that the white house is aware of these reports and attack on us facilities. more news coming in on that. let's turn to brexit. a eu morning overwrites for citizens over brexit and this is of course in the context that boris johnson and this is of course in the context that borisjohnson as well as attending the house of commons he will meet the european commission
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president and they will be talking tough presumably. that is the classic spent. nobody ever says i am going to talk week, i am going to give it everything. a classic piece of posturing. underlying the new commission president is a figure that will be far harder both within the eu and out of the eu to slide off in the way that people use to do withjean—claude off in the way that people use to do with jean—claude juncker. she has got that sort of bit like christine lagarde, formally running the imf, she has that gravitas about it so it will be hard but on the issue, johnson, get brexit done mantra was very clever during the general election and clearly surveyed a lot
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of people but it only means you get the formal departure done, nothing of substance and certainly nothing that affects real people, the hundreds of thousands here and in europe. nothing has been settled nor is it close to be settle and every day goes by in increases people '5 anxiety. this is specifically as the telegraph headline suggests about not watering down right for that citizens living here? this has been something we have been talking about for three years both under theresa may and borisjohnson. lots of warm words about reciprocal guarantees for what eu citizens living here and our citizens living in the eu and yet we still don't have an agreement on that. the clock
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is ticking again so everyone will say a breath of relief when we leave on the 31st of january when we leave finally but we are not, it will be the very beginning of our discussions on our relationship with europe in one of the things most striking about this is actually we have to negotiate a heck of a lot before we get to the december 2020 point which is when transition will end. in effect, nothing is going to change until we get to that point, but then everything is going to change unless we come to an agreement for top if you think we spent three years getting to the point ofjust negotiating the para meters point ofjust negotiating the parameters of our expert, the fact we have only got what? as he was saying earlier, really about six months in term of negotiating everything else, it is quite a tall order and it will come down to these particular individuals. particular he will be leading the next phase in the same way that michel barnier and
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jean—claude juncker did. it is really the beginning. not the end. on the times, a different story, pm orders cabinet to accessways of projects. this is interesting because it would appear, is it sajid javid the chancellor who gave a presentation to cabinet and this is axing or looking at projects which go back as far as the coalition government so everything is on the table? it makes me smile. i have long ceased to be a lobby correspondent that the best kind of classic plant in a newspaper from one government department with the particular spin is as old as the hills. is that what you think this is? most politicaljournalism frankly is. is that right, caroline?
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the only thing i would say about this story. it is written by somebody who broke the huawei story, cabinet leaks are his thing. it was about the fact that theresa may was looking at giving huawei a contract on 4g and he became the absolute king of cabinet leaks. there are a few tell—tale signs that maybe this is indeed, as john few tell—tale signs that maybe this is indeed, asjohn suspect ‘s, we have got quotes from a spokesman and dominic cummings name appears. it doesn't say an awful lot, actually because of it is a suggesting that they are willing to access some of those project. hs two is mentioned. but there is not a huge amount of detail. a but hs2 absorbs so much money. -- but h52 absorbs so much
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money. -- but h52 absorbs so much money was not if the accident, particularly with this whole thing about the former redwall and the focus on the north which is not hugely different to george osborne cross previous northern powerhouse, but to actually huge project with houses and areas already having been raised in order to create... it will bea raised in order to create... it will be a massive u—turn. raised in order to create... it will be a massive u-turn. and it has cost billions already. tens of billions! and this kind of amount of money for a huge mega project like that makes the sort of, you know, 10 million for this and 20 million for that, it puts them all into the shade so hsz is the single biggest decision about what you might call discretionary spend that this government has got. and we will say that this is in order to free up money, apparently,
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to focus on government priorities such as the nhs, the recruitment of more police officers and levelling up more police officers and levelling up the country with more investment in the midlands and the north. we will pause it there because i want to bring you up to speed and everybody who is with us at the moment about that developing story in iraqi. us official has now confirmed a rocket attack on what we now understand our multiple locations only raack including the al—assad airbase in iraq. —— iraq. the white house has said it is aware of that attack. sirens have been heard, american helicopters are flying over the airbase, oil rises by more than a dollar after reports of these rocket attacks. i think the key thing is that these rockets are supposed to have hit an iraqi
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airbase in the west of baghdad within the last hour. this is where us and coalition forces are based. as you are here, it does look like some of the escalation that we were talking about earlier. this is a very worrying. it is more than a worry. it is what we have been fearing and this is why this has been front page news for what is long as it has been and why you have seen long as it has been and why you have seen because of where on earth has the prime minister been? it was inconceivable to a certain extent that you would take out somebody of such a high rank as qasem soleimani and not have any repercussions. what i find curious is donald trump acquired a bit of popularity and also agreement from people that
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wouldn't have voted for him and still wouldn't vote for him with this idea of we, america, don't want to be perpetually embroiled in yet another conflict around the world. and he has been quite cautious, foreign policy wise. and this whole thing has been america first, mind your own shop and don't get involved like in the days of tony blair and george bush and intervention and regime change sounds like a very long time ago so why on earth, knowing that this kind of thing was inevitably going to happen, did he do it? we have got to leave it there. 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. thank you, john kampfner and caroline wheeler. goodbye.
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manchester city have ta ken manchester city have taken control of their league cup semi—final against manchester united after 3—1 win in old trafford. devastating first half. the champions will be now be heavy favourites to make the wembley final again. on the lookout for noisy neighbours. fans on the lookout for noisy neighbours. fa ns wa nted on the lookout for noisy neighbours. fans wanted to increase security following fans on the pitch could once more grab attention. manchester city were entitled to 7000 tickets here at old trafford but the last time the two sides met, there were a number of incidents including the alleged racist abuse of midfielder fred by a city supporter and because of that, both clubs got together and decided to dramatically reduce their occasion. officially, just 3000 city
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supporters were inside old trafford and before long they were the ones making all the noise. according to united's manager, city have raised the bar under pep guardiola. and here they were at their brilliant best. bernardo silver with a derby classic after only 16 minutes. city had no out and out striker in their starting 11 but it turns out they didn't need one. goal number two. united were anything but. once more in the first half, their defence was overwhelmed by a dizzying swell of blue. in old trafford, this was difficult to watch for some but this city defence will always give you a chance and marcus rashford, captain for the first time, seized his. another goal could change everything but city held out. they may be getting light —— left behind in this title race but in this semi—final they have surged ahead and it is only half time.
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but captainjoe root was non committal about the 37 year old's chances. south africa took to the session. stokes rolled in to take the final three wickets and seal the win and ona three wickets and seal the win and on a day when south africa issued a statement backing for day test matches, the man of the match says the fifth day lived up to the promise. a huge boost to going forward. it has been a bit of a talking point recently in terms of how many days it should be played for today just showed why how many days it should be played for todayjust showed why it how many days it should be played for today just showed why it should be five days. the first two series, great for the game of cricket, great for the series. we have a few days off now to get up on our feet and get the energy. hopefully we can go
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into the confidence —— game with confidence. shooting could be in the commonwealth games in delhi. the sports had been scrapped to make way for other sports and india were unhappy and threatened to boycott. they suggested hosting the games for months earlier and pay for the cost of staging them. the medals were paid for and it is now to be considered after intervention from the british government. that is it. from me and the team, have a good night. after a very windy tuesday, it is still blustery across scotland but not as wendy was not as far as the weather is concerned for wednesday, it isa weather is concerned for wednesday, it is a bit ofa weather is concerned for wednesday, it is a bit of a mixed, some of us would get some shut —— sunshine but rain in the forecast, too. here is
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the big picture across western europe and there is a big storm out there. it is pushing a cloud in the direction of the uk. it is moving swiftly. to the south, we have mild error affecting southern parts of the uk and that is where the yellow colours are. the milder air. colder effort scotland. a much colder day for scotland on wednesday. in the early hours, you can snow flurries. —— colderair early hours, you can snow flurries. —— colder airfor early hours, you can snow flurries. —— colder air for scotland. in early hours, you can snow flurries. —— colder airfor scotland. in the south coast of england, temperatures are 11 or 12. wednesday itself, still quite a story with occasional wintry showers across the hills in scotland. the best of the weather places like belfast, liverpool, newcastle, whole is pretty decent, too. later on, the rain will spread into parts of the far south—west of the uk. hull. a wet end of the day
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across southern parts of the country. looking at thursday, ? as to how windy and wet it will get on thursday. low pressure over us. areas of cloud and rain circling around the uk. even a possibility of some snow. quite a breezy day and potentially windy but i think on the whole, the strength of the winds staying to the south of us. temperatures are still mild. i3 staying to the south of us. temperatures are still mild. 13 in london but colder in scotland. down to the highlands, temperatures might not go much above freezing. fairly confident that friday will be a decent day so a fine end to the week for most of us. lots of sunshine throughout the country for this next weather front sweeps in, throughout the country for this next weatherfront sweeps in, bringing rain and gale force winds for the
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weekend.
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i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore, the headlines: at least 6 rockets hit a us air base in iraq just hours after iran buries its general killed in an american drone strike. as the human toll rises in australia's bushfires, we hearfrom people trying to protect some of the country's precious wildlife from the disaster. i'm kasia madera in london. also in the programme: we hear the story of how tensions between india and pakistan, have kept a family separated in kashmirfor decades. facebook announces a ban on deepfake videos —

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