tv The Papers BBC News July 19, 2018 11:30pm-12:01am BST
eﬁggﬂz‘uzr euer e‘ﬁr for eastern scotland and england and wales it will be dry through the night. quite warm and muggy in the south—east, 17 or 18 the minimum temperature. here we are looking at plenty of sunshine to take us through the first part of friday. the weather front here been done into northern england, wales, the south—west of england, all the while sizzling away, turning light and patchy as far as the rain goes. scotla nd patchy as far as the rain goes. scotland and northern ireland will be left with cloud and doubt whether, 19 degrees. temperatures well into the 20s in the south—east. and if you are looking for rain in the south—eastern corner, the chancellor that comes during friday evening in the form of heat and miss thunder storms. not everyone will see one of these, but if you catch one you will know about it. it could bea one you will know about it. it could be a lot of rain in a short space of time. the showers and thunderstorms will tend to move to the south as we move through friday night and into saturday. and saturday we are back to largely dry weather again. some spells of sunshine, patchy cloud floating around, the small chance of a shower and the temperature is beginning to nudge upwards again
with 20- 27 beginning to nudge upwards again with 20— 27 degrees. and as we look ahead to sunday, well, temperatures climb higher still. across much of england and wales we are looking at sunny spells. eastern scotland doing well for sunshine. for western scotland, northern ireland, some patchy rain into the north—western corner. contrast that with conditions further south and east, where temperatures in london are likely to hit 30 degrees. and then into next week, weather fronts will a lwa ys into next week, weather fronts will always be wriggling close to the north—west, so some rain here. but away from the north—western areas we are going to tap into some very warm and very humid air so at times next week temperatures could get as high as 33 degrees. hello, this is bbc news. we will be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment. first the headlines at 11:30pm: official figures show violent crime in england and wales has reached a ten—year high, with a sharp increase in knife crime, murder and manslaughter. the new brexit secretary, dominic raab, is in brussels,
where he is holding his first talks with the eu's chief negotiator, michel barnier. four months after the skripals were poisoned in salisbury, there are reports that police know the identity of the russian suspects. theresa may will use a speech in belfast tomorrow to reiterate her refusal to contemplate a backstop brexit deal that treats northern ireland differently from the rest of the uk. and president trump invites vladimir putin to washington. the white house say they are planning for a visit this autumn. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the chief political correspondent for the daily telegraph, christopher hope, and the political commentator lance price. many of tomorrow's front
pages are already in. let's take a look at tomorrow's front pages. brexit is in the headlines again, with the times claiming theresa may is set to put the uk on a no—dealfooting, as negotiations with the eu intensify. the sun looks at brexit tensions between the uk and the irish prime minister, who it says is threatening to block british planes flying over ireland after the uk leaves the eu. the daily mail carries on the brexit theme with a picture of eu commission president jean—claude juncker. but the paper leads on news that mps have voted to grant themselves anonymity if accused of sexual harrassment or expenses fraud. the telegraph splashes on claims by the justice secretary, david gauke, that the uk's prison system is failing. and it is a dramatic headline on the front of the daily express, "welcome to lawless britain," after new figures show a sharp
increase in violent crime. it is a different crime story in the guardian. it claims that british security services are using children as covert spies against gangs and terrorists. the i leads on news that those suspected of carrying out the latest nerve agent attack in salisbury have been identified. and the daily mirror calls into question the living arrangements of former foreign secretary borisjohnson. soa so a wide variety of front page headlines. let us start with the times, and trump plans summit with putin in the white house, and this is the news that president putin may be going to washington in the autumn —— times. this has come out of the blue, hasn't it? it has come out of the blue, and it has even surprised
president trump's own director of national intelligence, dan coats, who when he was asked about it said, what? implying he hadn't been told. that should come as no surprise, because he still doesn't, apparently, know what was discussed between president trump and president putin during the last meeting, in helsinki. so clearly this is being led by trump himself, as it so often is, with very little consultation with his spy chiefs. and with little explanation even afterwards. you would have thought at least there would be some sort of debriefing about what was discussed between these two man, but if there was, it hasn't got to the sky. of course, only the interpreters know. iam sure course, only the interpreters know. i am sure they have their own attention from spooks about what has been going on, because that is very valuable. but then, jaw—jaw is
better than war — war. the words matter, but not talking is worse than talking, i think talking is a good thing. i am going to call it out and say good for trump to ask putin to the white house. out and say good for trump to ask putin to the white houseli out and say good for trump to ask putin to the white house. i am wondering when the last russian president to go to the white house was. we were scratching our heads, we think it must go back to yeltsin 01’ we think it must go back to yeltsin or gorbachev. as you say, trump never ceases to surprise, or gorbachev. as you say, trump never ceases to surprise, does he? he tends to go in with both barrels and then retreat and be very nice to people. that is his negotiation strategy, the art of the deal and all that. let's see how it plays out, but the communication and dialogue is always the way forward. but if you think about it, looking back overjust how long president putin has been in power, and the accusations made against him at the moment at least, over what happened
in salisbury, and the ukraine, and if he wasn't invited before all of those things, why is he being invited now? we have a very testy relationship with putin after salisbury, and america expelled the most of the mats after salisbury. salisbury, and america expelled the most of the mats after salisburym looks like a reward. i can see your point. i think it is good to talk more, but i can see the problem. good to talk more, but as you said, we don't actually know what they talked about. it undermines the expulsion of diplomats is literally seven months later he is in the white house. i wonder whether they will hold hands. they might have two. it is quite a big step for putin, because the first meeting was in helsinki, not moscow. so it was on neutral territory, but now putin has agreed to go. when you go to the g7 620, has agreed to go. when you go to the g7 g20, the has agreed to go. when you go to the g7 gzo, the rule is as head of state
you can meet on middleground but if you can meet on middleground but if you are only a prime minister you can go to them. it is a big deal for putin to go to washington, or vice—versa. putin to go to washington, or vice-versa. and do you think it will happen? it looks like it. if trump wa nted happen? it looks like it. if trump wanted to happen, it will probably happen. let's move on to the sun, and an extraordinary headline, fury at eu toady —— sun. this is irish prime minister leo varadkar saying he will ban british planes as revenge for brexit. is this right? kind of right. it is all about fishing. he says... you would not know that from this headline, i have to say. it is a retaliation for britain asserting its right to its fishing waters after brexit, and leo varadkar, according to the sun reports, said you can't take back your waters, we expect to take back
your waters, we expect to take back your skies. the suggestion is he. uk flights flying over ireland, and vice—versa, and a graphic they have in the sun talks about how if you are in ireland, you can only go spain for holidays, not across britain. so it is written from the irish point of view. theresa may is on the irish border tomorrow and tonight, and she is doing a speech tomorrow. there is concern amongst brexiteers in london that leo varadkar, who is the irish prime minister, is not really seeing the benefit of what brexit can do for the british isles is an area, and is being slightly played by brussels who are concerned about the impact of britain leaving on the european project, so are forgetting that there is a lot more that unites than divides us within the british isles, then he would think. divides us within the british isles, then he would thinklj divides us within the british isles, then he would think. i think the story isjust a then he would think. i think the story is just a lot of nonsense, it really is. the sun would never waste
an opportunity to accuse someone like leo varadkar of being an airhead, but if you look at what they have said, all he is saying is that with no deal they will be no deal on skies, and that is absolutely true. he is not the first person to say that. everyone has acknowledged that if there is absolutely no deal on anything then the planes won't fly and the ports will close and everything else. it certainly won't happen like that. the concern is, as borisjohnson said in the house of commons this week, the irish border is being played to drive the whole of the brexit deal when it is a very important part of it but it shouldn't drive the whole deal. and that might be true, but to focus on what leo varadkar has said about the skies agreement, making it sound like he is banning british planes from flying over irish territory... and sorry to dig down into the weeds, when did he actually say
this? he said this... the irish government appeared to have some kind of cabinet meeting earlier. it would say, i think it may be impossible because uk officials have said that the international air services transit agreement signed by 133 nations governance where you can fly. it is not really an eu matter. so when britain signed up to this worldwide transnational deal, that determines where you can fly. so saying what you said, it may be rubbish anyway. if the sun had gone on his first paragraph, he simply says you can't have your cake and eat it. he isjust reminding boris, and the british government without boris any longer, but that is not how it works. you can't have your
ca ke how it works. you can't have your cake and eat it. so let's go on to the daily mail. now, this seemed quite a good story, i must say. what a cosy cover—up. according to the daily mail, mps have granted themselves anonymity if accused of expenses fraud, sexual harassment or anything else they don't want you to know. i asked chris whether the last story is true. have they done this? appallingly true. the vote is true, chris would say it is appallingly true, it is a bit more complex than that. as i understand that the reason behind this is that mps because officers are very small and there was a concern by people who drew up these new guidelines that if you were to identify the mp who, for example, is accused of sexual misconduct within he is, usually hears, or her office, then you are pretty well identifying the accuser —— offices. because the number of staff that most mps have is very
small. so the main concern was not about expenses. it would be absolutely outrageous if they were to not be named if it was an expenses cover—up. but if it is a matter of leading or sexual misconduct, then the real concern was that the victims of bullying or sexual misconduct wouldn't be willing to go forward and make criticism if the mp was going to be named, because if the mp is named, officially they as the complainant is also named. which no one argues against. so where is the butt? well, it is this. they have also moved to correct the anonymity rule into any investigation carried out by the standards commission. currently when an mp is being investigated for other things, which can be nothing to do with what you describe you, but all sorts of issues with breach of commons rules, there was a point where they said come current enquiries, you ticked through and a whole lot of mps were being investigated, a rolling number of a
dozen names, and i won't say now, but people who were being investigated, like a court list, not saying they are guilty or anything, but saying they are being investigated, and when their names are removed it is finished. it allowed journalist to follow who was being looked into by the standards commissioner. that list has now gone, overnight, within moments of mps passing this, 79 mps in favour, 29 against. my colleague who wrote the story up, and now it has happened, and it seems shocking. for me, this secrecy creates the conditions that gave birth to the mp expenses scandal ten years ago. i think we start retracting and keeping things secret, with pressure under it, i think more openness is better, and this is a real backward step for parliament. but what you said is right on the sexual things and bullion, of course. it should be
fought openness and transparency. i do think that the commissioner should have the discretion to be able to keep the names. should have the discretion to be able to keep the nameslj should have the discretion to be able to keep the names. i was going to ask, where does it leave the parliamentary commissioner for standards in all of this? she will still investigate. 0k. standards in all of this? she will still investigate. ok. we won't know that and we may not know when she finds it guilty or not guilty because it may be named as a number in the annual reports. that is the point. and you may have elections. it has a bearing on openness which i think, you know, transparency is the best disinfectant as it were. i think surely you are right. if it had a bearing on the witness and someone else's privacy it should be kept secret. and it could mean, and as we all know, both of us who have worked in parliament for a very long period of time, some longer than others, sadly, that there is been so much of this going on over the years. so much of what? so much abuse. bullying. sexual misconduct.
it is this. a whole scale from minor stuff to serious stuff but in the past the culture has not been for people to come forward and make complaints. yes. and one of the reasons is they work closely with the people our complaining against. and they are concerned about their own careers. and they are concerned about their own careers. those concerns remain. why couldn't they, forgive me, but why couldn't they have split this up, so, all right, harassment and bullying, you might argue why, but why expenses? they don't want their names published or other investigations which have nothing to do with what you are saying, other misdemeanours. would you agree with that? absolutely. it is a consequence of a proper thing. yes, andl consequence of a proper thing. yes, and i think a blanket ban on naming... which is what has happened. it is clearly wrong. naming... which is what has happened. it is clearly wrongm naming... which is what has happened. it is clearly wrong. it is outrageous. that is like the commissioner should have the discretion to decide... nothing will change and it will create a
situation where in a few years something will blow up and they will be furious again. they are doing it, but they shouldn't. and there is nothing anyone can do to overturn this. no. 0k, nothing anyone can do to overturn this. no. ok, let's look at the independent, serious story which features on a lot of the front pages in different shapes and sizes, but soaring violent crime is public health emergency. now, this is in inverted commas, so who is saying this? labour mp sarah jones, the chairwoman of the all—party group on knife crime, saying this is a public health emergency, it is overwhelming a&e. the rise in crime annually was out yesterday, i should say today, but for tomorrow's papers, yesterday, 5.5 million recorded crimes, 16% rise in knife crime, murder is up 12%, robberies, 30%,
sexual assault, 24%. there is a concern out there. the figures don't lie. and rightly so. it is on page one of several papers today. story of the day yesterday. mps say austerity to blame with murders and stabbing rise. it is not quite as simple to blame the resources, is it? absolutely not. you would expect the opposition, the labour party, to look at the cut in police numbers, and quite rightly so. and of which there have been a lot. and if you look at the period over which the rise in violent crime has gone on, and the overall rise in crime has gone on, it coincides with a period in which there has been a significant cut in police numbers. all on theresa may's watch. because she was the first home secretary and now prime minister. and it has got to the point where government ministers, the conservatives, can't hide from the fact that the reduction of police numbers has had
an impact on the ability of the police to investigate and prosecute, or provide the evidence for prosecution. there might be people watching who are rattled by these figures. yes. yes. to quote crimewatch, don't have nightmares. it is worrying. i think it is worrying. 0ften it is worrying. i think it is worrying. often with government cuts, there is a lag on the effect of the cuts. you see it with potholes and basic stuff like that. spending cuts. this is a concern. the problem is there is no money. they found 2a billion for the health service. that is the big focus for the spending review in spring next year and budget this year and philip hammond will say it is a problem and i can't do anything about it. cyber javed, home secretary, has to find savings or will get money from his department —— savid. savings or will get money from his department -- savid. politically the conservatives have always tried to where the mantle of the party of law and orderand where the mantle of the party of law and order and this makes it much more difficult for them to do. whether or not people think that the
labour party is credible or more and order. it has to be said the government that i worked for increase police numbers significantly. because it was nervous about it. we were living in different times. you were tough on crime and that was a weakness of labour, seem to be one, so it went hard. the tories have ignored this. and the longer it goes on, the more damaging it becomes. it is increasingly becoming a witness for the conservative party and it is snapping at the heels of the prime minister. it is interesting because you say she was a home secretary from 2010. now, the guardian, extraordinary headline, children used as spies in covert action against gains and terror. what's this about? it comes from a house of lords committee report and some quite good stories come out of these reports, whether lord stig at an issue and, with some quite startling findings —— lords dig at an issue.
we don't know the scale of it but if they are right the british police and intelligence agency had been using children as spies in cobalt operations. in other words, using children as spies in cobalt operations. in otherwords, kids that have got involved in art and no, drugs or not crime —— i don't know, drugs or knife crime, were sent back into the communities they we re sent back into the communities they were getting into trouble in and reporting back to the, being asked to report back to the police. now thatis to report back to the police. now that is a pretty dangerous thing, i think, to ask kids to do. and in the box they have helpfully in red, from one undercover officer, that we don't know his name, so he can't be an undercover officer at, yes, don't know his name, so he can't be an undercover officerat, yes, ex— undercover officer. it is a kid caught first time, and instead of rescuing him they send him back in. these are known according to the home office as covert human intelligence sources. chis. they are children. they are still children.
the concern they have, not least that they are using children to spy on adults, which is utterly appalling. it says they are worried that they might be authorised every four months, rather than every month. so they go deep undercover, you might argue, rather than slightly undercover. your mate, ben wallace, who you're interviewing recently... my mate, he is a covert source. remind us who he is. the security minister. this article includes i think a letterfrom ben wallace, doesn't it? yes. as ever, with the house of lords report, it isa with the house of lords report, it is a great spot, as we say in the game, because it's the back end of a dusty report and you come across this extraordinary story, which is very guardian, too, i should say. and it is against what children should and shouldn't be allowed to do. yes. let's finish with the weather. photograph on front of the
guardian, a startling photo of the docklands from greenwich park, showing how parched the ground is. extraordinary. this is one of the dry... yes, this is a detail. yesterday's papers, which we saw yesterday, the papers had a satellite view of britain, green and brown, and today this is a detail of the map. on a personal note, i flew in from the south of france to be yutu. oh. and i knew that chris was going to be here —— you two. the weather has been upside down in europe in early summer and spring. lots of rain in the south of france and italy and greece. really? over southern france it is very green, when it is normally brown and when you cross the channel, i look over the fields, and it is all like this, it is brown. if you have a garden, it is brown. if you have a garden, it is brown. we are almost crying
out for rain. take days ago my children and out into the rain, they look out at the sky and it was like it was snowing. they have had rain in the rest of the uk, but in the south—east it is stubbornly... in the rest of the uk, but in the south-east it is stubbornly... the hosepipe ban. there is rain coming tomorrow, i saw in the north. however, my niece is getting married this weekend, so we don't want any rain in the south of england. there you are. we are safe for now. i shall be thinking of your knees. thank you for the injuring images. —— niece. don't forget, you can see the front of the pages online on the bbc news website. it is all there for you seven days a week at bbc.co.uk/papers, and if you miss the programme any evening, you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. a big thank you to my guests, christopher hope from the telegraph and the political commentator, lance price. thank you for watching and until next time, goodbye. hello there.
well, finally, we have some rain in the forecast to help with the parched ground across many parts of the country but particular across the country but particular across the north and the west. now, today was a very warm one. we saw 29 in the north—west of london. generally it was warm across the board. we start to see the change taking place in the north—west corner of the uk with rain and cloud arriving across the highlands later in the day. it is all down to this tangle of whether funds slowly making inroads off the atlantic, bringing some much needed rain across parts of northern and western scotland, into northern ireland, some heavy bursts and it will continue to slowly move south eastwards, perhaps reaching the far north of england at the end of the night. it is breezy here. very warm and muggy across england and wales with temperatures no lower than 14—
17. for friday a different field of things. more cloud around, outbreaks of rain. that getting into northern england and wales in the afternoon. but generally becoming lighter and patchier than we saw in northern areas, all we are expecting to see. a cooler filter things, mid—to—high teens in the north. in the south—east, fairly warm. some sunny spells. into the afternoon and evening we are looking at the risk of intense thundery downpours developing. anywhere from the wash to the isle of wight eastwards. if you catch one of the storms you will certainly know about it. a lot of rain could fall in a small space of time. other areas could be dry altogether. stay tuned to the forecast. saturday the showers clea rway forecast. saturday the showers clearway and it will turn quieter again with variable cloud and sunny spells. the odd sunny spells. warm across the board, certainly england and wales with maybe 27 in the south—east. 0n and wales with maybe 27 in the south—east. on sunday there will be more sunshine in england and wales, perhaps eastern scotland, with the
cloud building across the north—west corner, more of a breeze and patchy light rain in the western hills of scotland, where it will be cooler. low—to—mid 20s in eastern scotland. 25 to maybe 29 degrees in england and wales, certainly in the south and wales, certainly in the south and south—east. and then next week we see a weather front wriggle into the north—west of the country, bringing a breeze, cloud and cool conditions. south and east of that, we tap into some very warm, hot and humid air moving from a southerly direction from the near continent. 0ne direction from the near continent. one or two places in the south—east could reach 32 or 33 degrees. that's your forecast. welcome to newsday. i'm mariko 0i in singapore. the headlines: south korea's foreign minister tells newsday she still believes north korea will denuclearise given time, but she's not yet prepared to put all herfaith in kimjong—un. trust is a tricky word. we go by