tv The Papers BBC News September 22, 2018 11:30pm-11:45pm BST
hello, this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment. first, the headlines. the foreign secretary urges eu leaders to "step back from the abyss" of a no—deal brexit and find a way to make theresa may's proposals work. media giant comcast has outbid rupert murdoch's 21st century fox for control of the broadcaster sky after a dramatic auction. a man is rescued, two days after a ferry capsized in tanzania, killing hundreds. the president has ordered the arrest of those involved in managing the ferry, which had been laden with passengers and heavy cargo. and tributes are paid to chas hodges, lead singer of the musical duo chas and dave, who has died at the age of 7a. hello, and welcome to our look ahead
to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are martin bentham, the home affairs editor for the london evening standard, and martin lipton, who's shief sports reporter at the sun. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the sunday times says the prime minister's team has begun contingency planning for a snap general election in november. the sunday telegraph says a conservative donor is threatening to fund a breakaway party if theresa may doesn't deliver brexit. in the sunday express, the prime minister says britain must hold its nerve in the standoff with the eu. the observer says the deputy labour leader tom watson has told the party leader, jeremy corbyn, they must back a second referendum.
the sunday mail says that an mp who's criticised jeremy corbyn needs an armed guard at the labour conference after receiving death threats. plenty to discuss with my two guests. let's begin with the sunday times. we didn't have this in the last hour, did we? basically, it is a brexit. it is interesting. what you've actually got is a good headline, which is may's team plots snap election to save brexit, and in the space of the next 500 words, you have five different stories. if you don't like one, you've got four others to choose from. all of them are looking at the issues that have come out of cells burgh on the problems theresa may howard. ——
salzburg. the standout line, theresa may's aid is have secretly begun planning for a snap election. —— aides. down the bottom, may's aides have not discussed this with persons be salzburg setback, but one said it might be the only way. —— discussed this with her the salzburg setback. you have somebody else briefing her over the summer. stuff about the free movement of eu citizens. the push for a canada style agreement. and stuart jackson, david push for a canada style agreement. and stuartjackson, david davies' former chief of staff, saying that theresa may has ten days to save her premiership. they are all quite interesting stories. a bit of a muddle to put them together. there isa muddle to put them together. there is a lot there. you can understand now why the general public just don't get brexit. where are we with it? what did you make of this front
page? it is interesting, there are lots of different elements to it. lots more inside, obviously. clearly there is a possibility of an election, albeit, there still remains the great obstacle that from the conservative party, the people within to think that the way to drive through a proper brexit is to get, in effect, a public vote in favour of it, in the tory party, and that somehow they need to go to the country to secure backing for theresa may's plan and so on, there is still the problem of people in the tory party worrying that actually, by doing that, they would end up letting injeremy corbyn, although the latest opinion poll shows that the tories are ahead of labour. it is obviously a very high risk strategy to do that. how many people would be willing to do that remains unclear. obviously labour would like to see that happen. and in the coming days we will hear that
at the labour party conference, then calling for a general election. it is an interesting story. as you mention, there is talk of david davis and boris johnson mention, there is talk of david davis and borisjohnson backing a new plan, through the institute of economic affairs, which is being released tomorrow. monday, from the sunday times' point of view. a separate anglo irish trade treaty on goods. the only thing about that is, the trade in the technology, that makes sense to a degree. but a separate anglo irish trade deal, i don't understand that. the republic of ireland is not able, that is the point, as an eu memberyou of ireland is not able, that is the point, as an eu member you cannot strike iran trade deals. and apart from that but just strike iran trade deals. and apart from that butjust to wrap up this story, we have had a response from downing street, regarding this idea ofa downing street, regarding this idea of a plot, this wargaming for a snap election, and in response to the sunday times story, it is suggesting that aides have secretly begun contingency planning for this snap
election, a source at downing street says it is categorically untrue that number ten is planning for an election or holding meetings to discuss one or holding any meetings to plan an election, or even preparing any documents relating to one, just to make sure that the message does get across, for the avoidance of doubt, the source has gone on to add that it is hogwash wrapped in piffle. so there we go, thatis wrapped in piffle. so there we go, that is the response to the sunday times story. isn't that in response toa times story. isn't that in response to a different question, almost?m sounds fairly categoric, but things can change. there is a wriggle room. so, let's change, let's look at the chance of a second referendum being discussed on the front page of the observer. tom watson is saying this, we must back members on new brexit vote. tom watson has obviously been at odds on many occasions with jeremy corbyn on a number of things. jeremy corbyn on a number of things. jeremy corbyn on a number of things. jeremy corbyn has fast far said they
should not be a second referendum, saying it is about the way we will deliver a better brexit than the conservatives. we have got tom watson talking to the observer, a new poll says 86% of labour party members want the british people to be given a final say, saying that he would back out and call for a second brexit vote. as we discussed earlier, the problem is, when? if this is an election manifesto, well, if there is no election for a few yea rs, if there is no election for a few years, it is irrelevant. there is no point, something that late, we will have left. it looks like labour are trying to square a difficult circle within the party. because labour is as fundamentally split as the tories. martin, i would like as fundamentally split as the tories. martin, iwould like you as fundamentally split as the tories. martin, i would like you to pick up on the next story that we are covering on the front of the observer. this is another aspect of this whole brexit idea. crashing out of europe risks a breakup of the uk.
this is a warning that has come from inside the cabinet? theoretically, yes. we don't know who from. the basic problem is the idea that if we did, and therefore there were trade barriers between ourselves and the eu, therefore there would be one between northern ireland and the republic of ireland, and the theory is that ultimately, that would increase pressure in ireland for a united ireland, and there has been some polling evidence to suggest that might be the case, although there would be a long distance to go before that became a reality. i think that is what is driving that. but if you are talking about crashing out, obviously there is the risk also that theresa may is tenaciously fighting against having this board are between ourselves in the rest of the uk and between the northern irish part of the uk. i think this story is really making the point about the risk, if there was, if there was a united ireland, if there was a barrier between a
proper, robust, hard border between the republic of ireland and northern ireland, everybody says they don't want, but which could theoretically still happen. let's move on to the sunday telegraph. now, that's take on the brexit story is that somebody is not very happy, they have donated £i.5 is not very happy, they have donated £1.5 million to the believe campaign and they say they will form their own rates way brexit party. jeremy hosking is, a city financier, he has been a tory party donor for some time. he says that the believe voters does make in those two stories we have the size of the divide in the tory party, those who wa nt to divide in the tory party, those who want to have a softer brexit because they fear it might be an economic issue for the uk, those who feel it issue for the uk, those who feel it is about honouring the leave vote, and we need to get out and stand on oui’ and we need to get out and stand on our own two feet. the dilemma for theresa may is that these two
factions have daggers drawn, it seems. there does not seem to be any willingness to compromise at all. adding in the fact that the eu appears to be in no mood to compromises with the uk, she has got a tough task in front of her over the next six months. i find it hard to give this story are a lot of credence. i am to give this story are a lot of credence. lam not to give this story are a lot of credence. i am not doubting the actual accuracy of what they are reporting, but what it would actually amount to. the timing but it is impossible, it would seem, because brexit is going to happen, unless there is some somatic change very rapidly. —— the dramatic change. you would have to have an election before brexit day in march next year. you would have to have the formation of a new party to fight that. it is heart is the value could really develop a new party and timeframe election. —— it is hard to see how you could. and all that
would really risk doing is splitting the right of centre vote, how would that benefit anybody? you are towing more questions at me here. that benefit anybody? you are towing more questions at me harem that benefit anybody? you are towing more questions at me here. it does seem somewhat unlikely to ever come to pass. the other thing it illustrates is the fever i'll nature and the difficulty of all the parties, but particularly the tory party of holding its different factions together. staying with the telegraph, an enquiry has been dropped. questions are being asked. lots of money involved. this is a claim bya lots of money involved. this is a claim by a man who brought the national crime agency and internal corruption unity is ago, this former detect you've come a detective superintendent who was heading back unit or was a senior figure within it, at least, he retired last year and is claiming that he was told to drop an enquiry into russian money—laundering by somebody linked to the foreign office, and he is unhappy about this and suggests that the nca is apparently saying there
we re reasons why the nca is apparently saying there were reasons why it did not pursue its, i think it wasn't possible to deal with it in this country and so on, so we do not know the gist of it. it could weaken san. the allegation, if it was true, is that there was perhaps not enough attention paid to dirty money coming into this country, not just from russia but from other parts of the world. let's end on this one. britain's most opulent warmun! yes, the sunday express. —— most popular woman. the suggestion at the sunday express , woman. the suggestion at the sunday express, i suggest the answer to this question is no, but the question is, could keeley hawes be the next james bond question is, could keeley hawes be the nextjames bond girl? she is the star, she is thejetstar, we think, or is she dead, or is she not dead? we will find out tomorrow. she is in the final part of bodyguard tomorrow. she plays the home secretary, maybe she was blown up, that maybe she wasn't.|j
secretary, maybe she was blown up, that maybe she wasn't. i have a lot to catch up with you. she is tipped to catch up with you. she is tipped to be the next bond girl but according to the sunday times, maybe not, because she might have to come back for a second series because maybe she isn't dead after all. everybody wants some of her. she is the most in vogue woman in the uk. and this programme, the most watched drama for about a decade, according to the sunday times. you've missed it! you'll have to catch up. so the sunday times, also, just quickly, the viewers have to catch up on that front page. bodyguard, back from the dead, as you are saying, and but nobody has seen this final episode. everybody is in the dark. so that is tonight, you say? tomorrow night? sunday night. you've got five hours of watching. you've got all day. you can catch up. is it worth watching? it is good fun, yes. 0k. martin and
martin, thank you so much. that is all from 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 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 this evening, martin bentham from the evening standard, and martin lipton from the sun. and goodbye. hello, and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is mark kermode. it's almost becoming a habit! it is.
what have you got for us this week? it is a very strange week. we have the little stranger, the new film by lenny abrahamson. we have a simple favor, which i know you are going to see it this weekend, so you're looking forward to the review. can't wait. and the house with a clock in its walls, which is a sort