tv 100 Days BBC News June 28, 2017 7:00pm-7:46pm BST
hello and welcome to one hundred days plus. 28 years after the hillsborough disaster, criminal charges have been brought against six people. among them is the match day commander chief superintendent david duckenfield who faces 95 charges of manslaughter. it is a day of mixed emotions for the families. relief there is now some accountability but frustration it has taken so long. this is the scene live in the house of commons where opposition mp's are forcing a vote on the uk's long standing, public—sector pay cap. is austerity finally coming to an end? also... the republican promise to repeal and replace obamacare has hit a major hurdle. as the senate is forced to delay its vote we're in kentucky where patients are just worried about getting care with all the uncertainty. that is why the united states is strong, we have always taken things
and made them better, we can take health care and make it better instead of fighting. grenades thrown from a helicopter target venezuela supreme court. it comes after weeks of violent protests in which more than 70 people have died. and... president trump is heading to paris for bastille day celebrations — saying he's ready to reaffirm the us friendship with france. welcome to the programme, i am christian fraser in london, katty kay is in washington. the hillsborough disaster is the worst tragedy english football has ever seen. in april 1989, as an fa cup semi—final kicked off between liverpool and nottingham forest, a crush at one end of the stadium, led to 96 deaths. for 28 years the families have fought for justice. last year the hillsborough inquest ruled the fans were unlawfully killed. but what the families still don't have is accountability. who was really to blame? today having reviewed thousands of documents from two seperate inquiries, the crown prosecution service announced it will be prosecuting six
people in connection with the disaster. our correspondentjudith moritz has the story. they've had inquiries, investigations and inquests, but the hillsborough families have never had public prosecutions. they've fought for nearly 30 years for this moment. i'm absolutely delighted. we've got today everything we could've asked for. the decisions by the cps in my opinion were correct, or are correct. and we look forward to the due process through the courts of law. in 1989 the police officer in charge at hillsborough was david duckenfield. he will now face prosecution. there is sufficient evidence to charge former chief superintendent david duckenfield with the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 men, women and children. the match commander ordered the opening of an exit gate, through which the fans poured onto overcrowded terraces. he is charged with the manslaughter
of all but one of the victims. tony bland died four years later, too late to be included in the charges. in the years after hillsborough, sir norman bettison rose through the ranks to become chief constable of merseyside and later west yorkshire. he is charged with misconduct in a public office, accused of lying about the fans being to blame. he said he is disappointed to be charged, and will vigorously defend his innocence. andrew brookes was one of those killed at hillsborough. he was 26. his sister louise has long campaigned for justice, and was in warrington today to hear that charges will be brought. it's another event where my parents haven't been alive to see it or to hear it, and it's notjust my parents — its other hillsborough families who have gone to their graves never seeing today. the families were told that 23
suspects were originally considered for prosecution. in the event, six will face trial. graham mackrell was the sheffield wednesday company secretary — responsible for safety, he is accused of failing to carry out his duties. peter metcalf was the solicitor acting for south yorkshire police. he is charged with perverting the course of justice in relation to amendments made to police statements. at home today, he would not answer questions. no comment. former chief superintendent donald denton, in the middle here, is also charged with perverting the course of justice, said to have overseen the process of altering the statements. former detective chief inspector alan foster faces the same charge, accused of being central to the process of changing statements. nobody from the ambulance service is being prosecuted, and no organisation will face corporate charges over hillsborough, which has disappointed some. a mixed bag. a couple of names that we didn't
expect, and a few that we think have been omitted. there will be six people facing criminal charges who might not have done if we hadn't have been resilient and all stuck together and fought this long fight. professor phil scraton has spent years working to expose what happened at hillsborough, and says the passage of time must have had an effect on the number of charges. if we'd had the kind of investigation then that we have had now, and the kind of attention paid to the detail of prosecutable charges then as we have now, i think we would see a lot more prosecutions. the youngest to die at hillsborough was just ten years old. the oldest was a pensioner. they were all unlawfully killed. there have long been calls for justice. now, nearly 30 years after they died, those said to be responsible will face trial, and the prospect ofjail. judith moritz, bbc news, warrington. we're joined now by the bbc‘s legal correspondent clive coleman.
it isa it is a hugely significant day for the families, 28 years since the tragedy. and the first time the state has brought criminal charges. that may confuse some people because of course there has been an inquest with the jury and that reached a finding that the 96 fans were unlawfully killed. but an inquest is not a criminal trial. it does not apportion guilt, does not apportion responsibility. the thing but both have a legal effect is if you get a finding of unlawful killing, that is when the criminaljustice system kicks in. and there is not an absolute obligation but a very high expectation that if you have that finding of unlawful killing than the police will investigate and the cps will consider criminal charges and thatis will consider criminal charges and that is what has happened here. so as you say for the first time in 28
yea rs as you say for the first time in 28 years we're going to have prosecutions through the criminal courts and we will know at the end of those that will determine whether any one individual should bear responsibility, criminal responsibility, criminal responsibility for what happened on the day. the focus has been on chief superintendent david duckenfield, manslaughter by gross negligence. that is known as a common—law offence, a judge created defence and what it means is the prosecution must prove david duckenfield 0 the sa nta must prove david duckenfield 0 the santa died a duty of care, bezy bridge that duty of care so badly that effectively he committed a criminal act. so bad mistake is not enough, the conduct must be so serious that the jury concluded he committed a criminal act. that places the bar pretty high and it has been a difficult offence in the past to prosecute. it has been 28 yea rs, past to prosecute. it has been 28 years, how much easier with the trial have been if it had happened
closer to the tragedy, are we now rely on memories that could be faulty? there's a huge amount of documentary evidence and that is in the hands of the authorities. of course there will also be testimony from people who were there no doubt, who will have to give evidence about what took place on that fateful day 28 years ago. that is always difficult and challenging and will test human memory. of course we have been prosecuted in this country very many historic sexual abuse crimes, some extending back way beyond 28 yea rs. some extending back way beyond 28 years. and some have been successfully prosecuted. so in general terms the time lag of 28 yea rs general terms the time lag of 28 years is no general terms the time lag of 28 years is no reason general terms the time lag of 28 years is no reason why a successful prosecution cannot be brought. but memories will indeed be tested. clive coleman speaking earlier. america spends more on health care than any other industrialised country — but it regularly ranks lower than other countries in the quality of its care. try fixing this problem however and you end up in a whole heap
of political trouble. that's what president trump has just discovered. he's staked much of his political capital on replacing obamacare — but so far he can't do it. the republican leader of the senate has had to pull a vote on the issue this week — largely because the party's new plan is so unpopular. last night president trump summoned all 52 republican senators to the white house to persuade them to vote for the bill. today he says his reforms will pass. this will be something really special if we can get it done. always tough — probably the toughest subject from the standpoint of approval cos every state is different — every state has different needs. we have a tremendous opiod problem and some states are more affected by that than others but overall i have to tell you this will be a tremendous plan. it will really have a lot of very very happy people if we can get it done. so we are working very hard on healthcare and i think we are going to have a great answer and hopefully we are going to have it soon. joining us now is matt schlapp,
chair of the american conservative union. republicans cannot do something like changing american health care despite having the house and senate. in the senate takes the supermajority of 60 votes but on the legislation that using theyjust 50. so... it is put up or shut up time. we ran against obamacare and said it is destroying american health care. we said we had good solutions and it is time for republicans to explain those, debate and passed them, time for action. the president also said in the campaign that because he was such a good negotiator at this was going to be pretty simple, he was going to be pretty simple, he was going to be able to fix it even though others have not managed to. well we're making too much of the
delayed vote, the same thing happened twice in the house. the delayed vote i think is good for the bill, it will make it better. as they make changes. i predict it will get past this month. the republican senators, coming up to thejuly the 4th weekend, they're going to go home and hear from their constituents and i think this bill has something like a i2% approval rating. it is hard to come up with a bill but only i2% of americans support. they're not going to have a holiday. well the american people actually in four elections, obamacare actually in four elections, 0bamaca re was the actually in four elections, obamacare was the number one issue and infour obamacare was the number one issue and in four elections the american people said we do not like it. and in four elections the american people said we do not like itm and in four elections the american people said we do not like it. it is now more popular and in what the republicans are proposing. when you get into the details are hard decisions to make and when you get to the details it is not so popular but these constituents, when the senators get home they will demand that they hold to the campaign
promise, show us your version of health care reform. we having debate also in the uk about austerity and it seems you have similar problem there. one of the problems we have here, some people want to bring down the deficit, others like susan collins are more to the centre and they're saying look at all these people that will be pulled off medicaid. and the problem is you have competing interests within the same party. welll have competing interests within the same party. well i loved have competing interests within the same party. welll loved that have competing interests within the same party. well i loved that in the uk they can use the word is dirty. politicians here are scared of that word. they talk about how everyone will benefit and what republicans tend to talk about is giving people choices and options. so here we have this medicaid programme and obamacare this medicaid programme and 0bamaca re pushed this medicaid programme and obamacare pushed millions on to medicaid. the problem with that it is health care for poor people and unpopular. republicans want to get people back off medicaid and into the private health insurance market. that is what the debate is, how do
you prop these individual private markets are up again and what is the process by which we give people more choice. so if premiums do not come down poor people cannot afford insurance. exactly right, what happened with 0bamaca re insurance. exactly right, what happened with obamacare is premiums went up so dramatically that you had american saying in spite of subsidies i cannot afford it and they are working away from it. -- walking away. thank you very much for coming in. it is important for donald trump politically that he manages to do that. some of the states that have given the most support to president trump have also been places that have the most people enrolled in 0bamacare. in the state of kentucky more than 420,000 people have been insured through the expansion of the programme for the poor called medicaid. from there laura bicker reports. this is what donald trump described as forgotten america. eastern kentucky used to be coal country. it's not any more.
it is now blighted by ill—health and an opioid crisis. let's take a look at things. how is the breathing? clinics are seeing far higher rates of cancer, diabetes and heart disease than the rest of the us. and years of working at the coal face have taken its toll on some. we're talking about a lung transplant. they gave me an option to do the transplant, said it would be five years. claude has black lung disease. he has to fight to breathe. i worked underground for 27 years. my lung just shut down. when the mines shut, he lost his job and his health insurance. but his treatment is free due to 0bamaca re reforms. let's see if we can get you in this week. doctor reading was voted country doctor of the year. half his patients receive government funded medicaid. he warns about making this debate political, and has advice for both sides.
other countries have done it. they set the groundwork for us. we will not be a pioneer, but we can take what they have done and use it and build it to make it the best programme in the world. that is why the united states is as strong as it is, we have always taken things and make them better. why can't we take health care and make it better instead of fighting over it? but some fear that the donald trump this county voted for may cut care. he not thinking about little people, i don't know what he's thinking. he did promise he would not take away medicaid, and here we are. yeah, he promised a lot. and he went back on it. promised a lot to get into office, that is what he promised. so many people here have told us that obamacare has saved their lives. but it does come at a cost. hard—working middle income families say their insurance premiums have risen, and they're struggling. they ask why should they be paying, why should they be
suffering, to help others. and that question is raised more often as opioid abuse here has become an epidemic. few households have gone untouched. i wanted to use it to come off everything. courtney is four months pregnant, she has been given medication to slowly wean her off opioids. her first son was born dependent on drugs. this time she is determined to get the help she needs. i will always have that fear of getting back on drugs. but i'm excited, more excited than nervous, because i cannot wait to just be back normal. that probably sounds crazy to say, but i just can't wait to have my life back together, you know. and be able to focus on other things other than getting that feeling every day. doctors say this kind of intervention will save money in the long run. and save what is becoming a lost generation. this community is finding ways to look after its own,
after enduring so many changes. they are hoping washington is listening and will not turn its back on them now. i would love to play like that! let's just talk about the polls because i saw a poll today, deeply unpopular this senate bill. i2% i think in favour. and these people as you said, these senators all going back to their home towns and cities over this next few days and they're going to get it in the year. yes in the end this is about people and patients and people families and the person who has a child that has asthma and someone who has just been diagnosed with cancer. it is easy for politicians to sit in washington and fight between republicans and democrats but they're about to go
home and we'll hear from people with real issues, will ride to saying this is the most powerful country in the world and why can we not fix something as basic as providing health care to poor people. that will be the message they're getting and we will see when the comeback whether it galvanises them to fix something that america has found inexplicably difficult to fix for the past few years. we were talking about austerity in the uk and we have news from house of commons. an amendment to the queen ‘s speech tailored by the labour party has failed to pass. this was on the public sector pay cap, that vote went 393 against and 309 in favour. they've almost cleared the house now. more on that later in the programme. quiz time — what do a port in los angeles, the russian central bank and a chocolate factory in australia all have in common? they've all been hit by that cyber attack that spread round the world yesterday.
it shows how interconnected we are. so far at least 64 countries have been hit by the attack. the virus started in ukraine which had 80 percent of the infections. the attackers demanded a 300 dollar ransom in bitcoin from companies who were hit. earlier i spoke to michael chertoff. he's executive chairman of the chertoff group and former secretary of homeland security. michael chertoff, who is behind this latest cyber attack? well, i don't think we know that. there is a lot of speculation about it. what we do know is it appears that this particular type of encryption ransomware has been out there for a while. and the question is how is it getting into systems. some of it apparently is through a vulnerability in microsoft that should've been patched, that some people have not patched. some of it may be coming in through other means. for example e—mail phishing or other
ways of evading antivirus. so who is responsible, hard to tell. we know originally... we know the ukrainians think it is the russians. absolutely the ukrainians think is the russians. it may be multiple people. taking advantage of getting the exploit and being able to deploy it using it for their own purposes. it looks like whoever is behind the attack was trying to cause chaos rather than trying to raise a lot of money. they were asking i think for 300 dollars and only 30 people paid up. that does not make you much cash. typically in ransomware they don't ask for exorbitant sums of money. the business model for criminals in this particular line of cyber criminality... and there is a business model? there is a business model. the business model is relatively small amounts of money so people can pay. you make the money in volume and generally the model is they will restore access to the data when you pay. if they do not do that then again people will stop paying.
only 30 people paid, not a great business model. in this case perhaps the execution has not been what the more sophisticated criminals will do. whether people will then start to lose their data, and whether that then inspires more people to pay, remains to be seen. in both the wannacry case and in this case it seems that actually the damage was contained. do you still stand by the idea that it is not a question of if but when the world faces a major cyber attack that is not contained and where the damage is substantially greater than either of these attacks? i do stand by that because as i said the ransomware episodes generally speaking are ways of extorting money for criminal purposes. attacks carried out by terrorists or where there is a geopolitical issue, for example the shutdown of ukrainian power last christmas and the christmas before by the russians, those are much more damaging because the objective is not to extort money, the objective is actually to inflict harm.
and we have seen examples of that, in estonia in 2007, in georgia in 2008. we could see more of that to come. how concerned are you about the prospect that there will be a major attack? by a national or a non—state player? i think as with many people in the intelligence field, i believe this is probably the most serious threat we currently face. first of all the terrorists, although they have not yet used cyber as a destructive tool rather than a recruiting tool, they may yet decide they want to do that. you have the north koreans who have shown very little restraint and have access to cyber weapons. and i do think as we get rising tension around the world, there is a greater likelihood that you will see cyber as a domain of conflict. we must leave it there, thank you. that quite a few people are talking this way. some french newspapers have comments from the cyber
security agency there and of course they had eilish —— they had an issue during the election. they were saying we're going to be in a permanent state of warfare in the short time in cyber and will need a collective effort, a global effort to tackle some of this cyber warfare. everyone coming together. and they said when you look at the wannacry attack, 250,000 computers in one in 50 countries affected. including russia. india and taiwan and companies like that. so it's spread so far and wide. and it is not just about the hackers and spread so far and wide. and it is notjust about the hackers and these groups trying to undermine security and that kind of thing, it is when that kind of technology is then used by other states to activate triggers in nuclear power stations or trains or in the defence arena. so they're saying everyone is going to have to come together shortly to tackle
this. notjust one country. because you're only as strong as your wea kest you're only as strong as your weakest link is we've just seen with the ukraine attack, as have all come from ukraine, 80% of it there but spread so far and wide because of course we are so interconnected. when it gets into the wig part of the system it can spread to other countries. —— the weakest part. on monday we told you that emmanuel macron had invited donald trump and melania to paris for bastille day — well he has accepted. the invitation was a surprise. some had suggested the two presidents weren't altogether compatible. you'll remember this handshake which became a power struggle. and also that incident at nato on the sidelines of the nato summit, it seemed a manual macron was not especially taken with what donald trump was saying but he has accepted the invitation. it is marking the 100th anniversary of the united states joining france at the end of the first world war. so marking
that. but of course other things to talk about. they will perhaps forsa ke talk about. they will perhaps forsake the handshake and go for the kiss on the cheek this time around. he does not like being away from home, that surprised me, he does not like travelling much. and that is twice in the space of ten ways, —— ten days. apogee 20 and then in paris. —— at the g20. still to come, a police officer steals a helicopter to launch an attack on the venezuelan supreme court. and we hearfrom john attack on the venezuelan supreme court. and we hear from john supple. that's still to come on 100 days plus, from bbc news. there is more rain on the way, today
most of the heavy rain has been falling across northern parts of england and also the far south west of england. it will remain wet through tonight and into tomorrow. not quite as wet as it was across some eastern areas, in the last 2a hours or so. in suffolk to 90 millimetres of rain, a lot of rainfall ina millimetres of rain, a lot of rainfall in a relatively short space of time. it has been overcast across the uk today, the cloud was thinner in scotland. the bad weather has come in through this area of low pressure which is very slow moving. and the rain clouds are over us for a considerable amount of time put up raining in same place for a long time. the rain across the north of england and into southern and eastern scotland during the morning
and rain across wales and the south—west. this is rush hour on thursday morning, you can see it is still dry across the south—east and east anglia and and central midlands and southern wales. further north, it is damp and the heavier rain nudging into northern ireland and falling across the north—east of england through the borders into south west and central parts of scotland. through the course of tomorrow the rain continues to make its slow journey tomorrow the rain continues to make its slowjourney north but then slowly starts to pivot back our west and south again. temperatures around 14 and south again. temperatures around 1a degrees in glasgow, 13 in belfast. up to 20 degrees in london. againa belfast. up to 20 degrees in london. again a slow—moving area of low pressure stretching right into the baltic as well, even worse over there. but this giving us all the poor weather across western part of
the country and on top of that the strong wind blowing as well. so pretty chilly in some areas. but the chance of it is some sunshine developing through the course of the afternoon in the south—east. but some showers still on the cards. it looks as though the weekend is looking more promising and especially sunday, some sunshine on offer. a welcome back to 100 days plus. i'm katty kay in washington. and i'm christian fraser in london. our top stories. almost 30 years after hillsborough — six people are told they face criminal charges for their role in britain's worst ever sporting disaster when 96 people died at a football match in in 1989. president trump is facing more delays in his plan to replace obamacare — and he's laying the blame with the democrats. the venezuelan government is hunting for a rogue policeman
who attacked the supreme court with a helicopter and grenades. this is not the plot of a bad thriller. there have been anti government protests there for months — but we haven't seen anything yet quite like this. a police officer hijacking a helicopter to attack government buildings is a dramatic escalation of the turbulence in the country. no one was injured in the incident which president nicolas maduro has called a "terrorist" attack. eric farnsworth is vice president of the organisation council of the americas. 70 people have died in the protest lasting commands in venezuela. does this mark a tipping point?m lasting commands in venezuela. does this mark a tipping point? it sank clear but you can anticipate the situation will become more volatile. whether or not this individual incident is a tipping point, i think there will be additional influence forthcoming. the government is
becoming increasingly repressive, the people becoming increasingly desperate and there is a deadline here of 30th ofjuly whether government has called for the constituent assembly to rewrite the constitution. that has caused concern among venezuelans. some may turn to desperate measures. this was not a guy in the street, this was someone who was a formula policeman —— former policeman, hijacked helicopter, why attack the supreme court? it is essentially the agent of enforcement of what the government has been trying to do for the last several months and years. it has been an instrument of the government, so one could anticipate that was the target. we don't know his motivation, we can't find him or talk to him, but we don't know. why is now one weighing in regionally? there have been failed to do
conclusive investigation. this is a question many of us have asked. there's a regional meeting in cancun, mexico. they have failed to ta ke cancun, mexico. they have failed to take action against venezuela. they believe the situation is becoming increasingly desperate, the question is what can meaningfully do about it ina way is what can meaningfully do about it in a way that respects the principles of sovereignty and the traditions of the american system, it's a real conundrum. you get into a downward spiral in the situation. looks at the currency today, it took around 3000 to buy one us dollar at the start of the year and at around 8000. inflation is out of control, bordering on hyperinflation. if you have access to dollars at the preferred exchange rate, as the government and it supports do, you can make a lot of money through currency can make a lot of money through currency manipulation. if you are the common venezuelan people trying to survive, this is a desperate
situation. it's hitting people really hard, where they live literally and figuratively. just the ability to conduct your daily affairs. the economy is spinning downward without any particular end in sight. this country sitting on some of the largest oil reserves in the world? this is the irony. it has, by some estimates, the large two estimates of oil. that oral --. oil ——. 0il sector has been destroyed. the president has a problem, he's never been as popular as hugo chavez. i'm assuming with not being out by anything in the shops and the demonstrations, the population is declining? it's very low. estimates have 20%, including many of his former base. that poorer people are also turning against them because they can't get food or medical
attention, the streets are unsafe. but popularity is declining. so the government is increasingly turning to repression ticket stay in power because it is running out of options to. thank you. extraordinary pictures of the helicopter and supreme court. these are difficult times for the white house press corps. increasingly the administration is putting obstacles in their way. the briefings have not been cancelled — not entirely — but they are being downgraded, bit by bit, from "briefings" to "gaggles," from on—camera to off—camera. and the president — well — he has not held a full press conference since february. not a full one, at least. yesterday for the first time in a week, the cameras were allowed in. at the podium was the deputy press secretary sarah huckabee sanders, spoiling for a fight — but so were the reporters who were asking the questions. if we make the slightest mistake, the slightest word is off, it is just an absolute thai raid from a
lot of people in this room. but news outlets get to go on day after day and cite unnamed sources, news stories without sources, have, you mentioned a story where they had reporters resigning. this administration has done that as well. why anyone of us, replaceable, if we don't get it right, the audience has the opportunity to turn the channel or not read us. you have been elected to serve for four years at least. there's no option other than that. we come here to ask you questions, you provide the answers and what you did was inflammatory to people all over the who see once again, the president's right and everyone else's fake news. everyone in here is trying to theirjob. everyone else's fake news. everyone in here is trying to theirjoblj disagree completely, first of all. if anything has been inflamed, it's
the dishonesty that often takes place by the news media. i think it's outrageous for you to accuse me of inflaming a story when i was simply trying to respond to the question. john, that must have been found there. on one level, i hate talking about this subject because it seems so self—referential for us to talk about how the white house is treating the press or how the press is treating the white house, i'm sure the american people here want to hear about bigger policy issues. however, there is something extraordinary going on and it seems the white house once did this mertz journalism in general. that —— wants to smearjournalism in general. a worrying development. the get sarah huckabee sanders yesterday urging people to look at the video that she doesn't know was authentic
or not. why would you urge somebody to... she also took the view that journalists don't care whether they make things up or things are totally inaccurate. my experience, and i'm sure yours and christians's as well, when one of screws up on says something wrong, we don't sleep that night, because accuracy is something thatis night, because accuracy is something that is drilled into all of us. john is right. the white house has political reasons for doing what it does about the media. but the issue fa ke does about the media. but the issue fake news is something we have all dealt with, when the white house is encouraging people to look at bilious but not admitting if they are accurate or not. —— look at videos. that exacerbates the problem? but does she have a slight point? the new york times and the washington post are infatuated with the russia story. there is lots going on and she made this point yesterday that every little mistake
we make, you stick that up there in the headlights, the things we are doing underneath, you don't need much coverage at all. —— don't give much coverage at all. —— don't give much coverage. one issue further organisations is that certain subjects drive readers or viewers and therefore, they think this is good for business. that's not the same as it being fake news, fake unease is something made up, a fiction. —— fake news. they are reporting sources people are talking to. it's very well saying you shouldn't use anonymous sources, which is something often said to us. we get called the briefings at the white house while we are told it will be from a senior source and it will be from a senior source and it will not be a named person. that is the rules of engagement that for the white house and the oven to leg other government departments are choosing for their means of speaking to us. you can't then complain when people talk about it like that. the
big mistake the media could make, andl big mistake the media could make, and i have seen evidence of some of them doing that, is to make the mistake of thinking that we, the journalists, are the enemy of the white house. we are not. we're there to hold power to account, whether it bea to hold power to account, whether it be a government from the left or right. i think most journalists would say they are there to do their job by the white house press briefing room. the incidence of enemies or critics as they —— they don't see themselves as enemies or critics. but every time there is a story in newspapers or national networks that are critical or questioning the administration, for president from's supporters it justifies their opinion that the media is fake. paradoxically, it has the impact, because i don't think many people are persuadable on either side of this argument, of shoring up his base of support. either side of this argument, of
shoring up his base of supportm may well do that but it can be counter—productive. may well do that but it can be counter— productive. the may well do that but it can be counter—productive. the key opinion group he needs to win over other people voting on his legislation on the hill. sometimes twisting things out, launching attack ads against the senator against you, has shown to be counter—productive. it's not a smart way of operating. yes, go to your rallies and say look at the fa ke your rallies and say look at the fake news, what a bunch of liars, and they turn round the look look at us, they have done that to me. it's not very edifying. but he's in the business of governing now, which means getting legislation passed, notjust means getting legislation passed, not just revving up means getting legislation passed, notjust revving up your base. before we move on from this topic of fa ke before we move on from this topic of fake news. i want to draw your attention to a story in the washington post today. it's a story that features this framed copy of time magazine which has hung for many years on the walls of at least five of president trump's golf clubs.
0n the cover there is a photo of mr trump — taken before he arrived at the white house — with the words "donald trump: the ‘apprentice' is a television smash!" trouble is, it's a fake. and just this week, time magazine have asked the president to take it down. at turnberry in scotland, it was taken down the other week. so they got wind of it. i think this probably says more about the nature of this president than it does about fa ke of this president than it does about fake news. i was at turnberry with him about this time of year ago and the name trump appears everywhere you go on every tee box, on every yardage marker, everywhere in the clubhouse. 0n yardage marker, everywhere in the clubhouse. on every piece of merchandise you will find. and this theme, i sent my spies to the washington office. these are the famous people who sat behind the microphone, these are the people i
found. do you want to explain this? where am i? why am i not on this. you've got some explaining to do. guys, that is a fake news time magazine cover. go away! thanks for watching. you're watching bbc news, the top stories. six people have been charged in connection with the hillsborough football stadium disaster, 28 years ago. a labour party amendment of the queen's speech calling to an end of the 1% public sector pay cap has been defeated in commons.
police investigating the grenfell fire say they now believe at least 80 people died in the tragedy in the tragedy including those missing, presumed dead. and an update for you and the markets, another bad day for the european stocks, the footsie down and in frankfurt. but looking better in the united states, the nasdaq up with about an hour to go before close. the government has won the first commons vote since the general election. a labour amendment to the queen's speech calling on ministers to drop the public sector pay cap, was rejected by 323 votes to 309, a government majority of 1a. 0ur political correspondent leila nathoo has been getting reaction at westminster. we've just had the result of the first major vote of this year ‘s queen ‘s speech. it was a vote on
labour's proposed vote calling to an end of the public sector pay cap, and calling for the recruitment of more police officers and more firefighters. that vote has been lost by labour and the government has one by 323—309. the snp and lib dems were backing the vote but the numbers don't add up for them yet. because theresa may has the support of the ten dup mps. so the labour amendment has failed. i'm joined by andrew gwynne, the shadow it's failed, what was the point? the labour party wants to put pressure on the government. in our election ma nifesto, on the government. in our election manifesto, we pledge to recruit 10,000 extra police officers, 3000