tv The Papers BBC News December 30, 2018 11:30pm-12:00am GMT
hello, this is bbc news. we will be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment. first the headlines: the government has defended its decision to award a £14 million contract to a shipping company with no trading record as part of its preparations for a possible no—deal brexit. britain and france have agreed to implement what they are calling an enhanced action plan to prevent migrants crossing the english channel on small boats. bangladesh's governing party has won a landslide election victory, but the opposition says the vote was rigged. a british couple whose son was murdered by his chinese wife
have won custody of one of their grandchildren after a long legal battle. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are parliamentaryjournalist tony grew and entertainment journalist and broadcaster caroline frost. lovely to have you both here. we will take a look inside the papers ina will take a look inside the papers in a moment. so let's take a look at the final papers of 2018. the telegraph leads with comments from sajid javid. he says there are are no easy answers to migrant crossings in dover, while the times says that senior conservatives have accused
the home secretary of not doing enough to tackle the problem. same story in the i, which says mrjavid is trying to minimise any damage to his leadership credentials. the ft says that us banks are preparing to move thousands of staff based in london to other major financial centres around europe after brexit. in the guardian, gps are warning that a lack of mental healthcare is putting children at risk. according to the daily mirror, conservative cuts to the nhs has meant the cancellation of thousands of operations. and the express says millions of people have not taken up the offer of a test that helps spot dementia. plenty of stories to discuss there. we are going to start, tony and caroline, with the telegraph. do you wa nt to caroline, with the telegraph. do you want to kick us off with philip hammond? so we said earlier that there isn't much brexit chat on the
papers until next week. however, it is kind of sneaking in through the back door because philip hammond is being accused by local councils are not feeding enough money from the treasury down the channels and into local and municipal and council resources . local and municipal and council resources. so the telegraph is mentioning such ears forthcoming post brexit as an influx of elderly ex pats post brexit as an influx of elderly expats from the continent presumably coming back to live on our island nation once again —— such fears. and also perhaps there will be civic u nrest also perhaps there will be civic unrest and that someone will have to pay for various shop windows or whatever gets broken. so basically he has got a bit stuck, because he isa he has got a bit stuck, because he is a devout remainer who has this set of cards he has to play, and now as well is not going with what his conscience would possibly be telling him to do, he is having to prepare for a ideal scenario, which he may or may not believe it either. the
council has promised to spend £2 billion on no deal, but the treasury doesn't like spending money. the minute it is asked to spend money, the government says it will not happen. it seems an odd situation when you are in charge of the pursestrings. the reasons this are not economic and not anything to do with contingency planning. the reasons for this are psychological. the prime minister needs to win a vote in a new —— two weeks. theresa may needs her mps to believe that if they vote deal down, the country will crash out. to convince them of that, government needs to be seen to be doing something about an ideal preparation, spending billions of pounds on something they don't believe will happen. we have been seeing this over the last few months and you will see it intensified in the next few weeks before the so—called meaningful vote happens in the second week ofjanuary, to try and impress on mps to the seriousness of this. you saw this earlier when we talked about
ferries, effectively renting ferries because if we have no deal, we will run out of food and medicine and according to the local government sector there will be some sort of riots in the streets and thousands of pensioners will immediately return from spain on 30 march and suddenly overwhelm our national health service and our local government won't be able to cope and they could be riots. i can see the pattern of what the government is trying to do here. a little bit of it has to do with the reality of where we will be, in my view. —— little of it. let's turn to the reality of working in a post brexit london. well, certain people's reality. the ft is alerting us to the perils of being a highly paid us employee in a london bank. so it is a slightly first world problem they are addressing. however it is a serious concern because it will have implications for the wider state of the city going forward. what they are talking about is that commuting to the eu will not your long—term
option if you are an employee of one of these american banks, sojp morgan, morgan stanley, and others of those big juggernauts which have come over here, they will presumably have to be... basically they are hubs in european cities and what they are worried about is that their employees will not want to follow them because they will be too attracted by the lure of london culture and everything we have to offer. they are kind of stuck because their employees will want one thing and the banks will want something else. london versus paris or frankfurt. or dublin, yes. is london really that much of a lure? asa london really that much of a lure? as a londoner, it is. it is an interesting conversation which has been going on even before the referendum, what effect will brexit have on the city of london? and there were have on the city of london? and there we re concerns have on the city of london? and there were concerns and estimates that tens of thousands ofjobs would leave and immediately be transferred to those cities. what we are seeing
here are modest numbers being transferred by major american banks to banking sectors within the eu as a contingency after we leave. city, one of the major banks, is taking a tough line with the 63 people due to move in the first quarter. so we're not talking about the tens of thousands that might been predicted. cities like frankfurt, if you are lucky enough like me to commute in london, regularly, you will see adverts on the tube for frankfurt, the city to move to. there has been a concerted effort, especially by paris and the french government, to try and move significant amounts of financial servicesjobs try and move significant amounts of financial services jobs out of london and into their cities, and this all depends on how brexit goes. as we have discussed before, there might be an ideal brexit, but at the moment it hasn't had the impact it might have had in terms ofjob losses in london. sajid javid is in trouble, well, sort of. tory enemies are circling him, according to the i. iwill are circling him, according to the i. i will give this one to tony,
because he loves this kind of westminster story. i don't, it is unfortunate we are in a situation where everyone in cabinet thinks they are a leadership candidate, theresa may has survived an attempt to take her down earlier this month but she has indicated quite clearly that she will not be sticking around until the next general election. that she will not be sticking around untilthe next general election. she has surprised a lot of people, theresa may. and one thing i have learned in the last ten years at westminster is don't bet against theresa may, because consistently throughout her career people have underestimated her. she has had more la st underestimated her. she has had more last weeks than most. every week as her last week, theresa may could be gone by the end of this week, she has not gone by the end of this week. don't forget she has had serious cabinet resignations from people like borisjohnson who thought they could collapse the government and they haven't. her task at the minute is to try and hold the party together, yet her brexit deal delivered. if you are theresa may, what you want to do is
get to the 29th of march and stand up get to the 29th of march and stand up and say that i have done what i told the british people i would do, we have left the european union, and it is now for my party to decide on new leadership and a new direction, and that is why you are seeing such and that is why you are seeing such an intense amount ofjockeying for position at the minute. the foreign secretary had a lovely two page article in the paper yesterday but about his vision for britain. actually, theresa may could be gone as early as the summer, april or may, we don't know when she will decide to go, but if you are theresa may and you manage given everything that has happened in the last two years, if you manage that written leaves the european union on the day that you said it would, that is a significant achievement and a good height to go out on as prime minister. ftse firms find a wise investment. this is heartwarming for me, ftse firms saying we may be all
very attracted to the stories of these young whippersnappers that turn up and helm the likes of facebook and hasluck and all of these, but actually they are finding that proportionally it is the old chief execs that have more staying power —— tesla. they are being not just recruited by giving promises to stay because people are benefiting from their wisdom and having that long arc of experience. i find so many elements of society it is all about youth, athletics, the glamour of these young disrupters —— aesthetics. we find a lot of this in silicon valley, younger kids running the biggest corporations in the world, it says the number of chief executives in their 60s has doubled. what i find interesting is that only 6% of them are women. that is the real challenge for the ftse companies and our society more
broadly. we need women in senior positions, and that to me should be the focus. it says six ftse 100 bosses are women, a small improvement from the five in 2016. there are more chief executives called david and there are women. this is happening in our politics as well. theresa may is 62, the leader of the liberal democrats is 75 years old. to put that in context, jeremy corbyn is older than tony blair, and tony blair was prime minister in 1997. so we have gone from being led by david cameron, ed miliband, nick clegg, all these quite young people, back to a much older leadership at the top of major parties. the exception being the scottish nationalists, i am exception being the scottish nationalists, lam not exception being the scottish nationalists, i am not sure what that means, but it seems relevant. let's turn to the guardian, and a shortage of mental healthcare is putting children at risk. this is coming from gps. so what we have
here is another story on the front page about mental health. the last two or three years it has been centrestage. we have the young royals becoming ambassadors for charities. you have high—profile celebrities, sports stars, talking about suffering from all sorts of mental health issues. my problem is it is such a wide umbrella that it becomes, i think... it is such a wide umbrella that it becomes, ithink... it lacks it is such a wide umbrella that it becomes, i think... it lacks a forensics analysis ofjust what bad mental... 0r mental ill health, actually means. and for gps to... of course we need more resources, but what are they actually responsible for? ifeel what are they actually responsible for? i feel there what are they actually responsible for? ifeel there are what are they actually responsible for? i feel there are so many problems upstream, social media, leading in schools, lots of knife crime that affect youth in urban places, and so i think it would be very helpful for somebody, i feel i lack an actual scientific definition of just what mental lack an actual scientific definition ofjust what mental ill—health means, i think that would be a step forward. so when you sayjust that means, are you talking about the different types of mental health?
conditions that people suffer from? i think conditions that people suffer from? ithink so, conditions that people suffer from? i think so, because it has become this embrace all term, and we see it on loose women, celebrities coming forward and writing whole memoirs dedicated to bad mental health, and what it turns out was they had a really bad childhood. lots of people had a bad childhood, i am not saying thatis had a bad childhood, i am not saying that is to be dismissed, but i want to know what is a specific mental health issue that gps can address. we are supposed to have in the nhs a thing called parity of esteem between mental and physical health, 99% of gps said they feared that under18 's 99% of gps said they feared that under 18 's would come to harm as a direct result of the shortages that there are in children and adolescent mental health services. the idea of parity of esteem seems like a sick joke. if a teenager breaks their leg they are dealt with immediately because that is seen as serious. if
you have just as serious mental health problem as having a broken leg you have to wait 18 months. and the problem with the system, as always with the nhs by especially mental health services, is money, money and money. it needs investment and it isn't getting that investment, and that is the problem. this continues to be a cinderella service. i with what he was saying that, but the internet has clearly changed the terms of engagement and has change the ways in which young people... i am sure there was an article a couple of weeks ago about units being put within schools because they needed people they are on the ground to identify...” because they needed people they are on the ground to identify... i think it is described as mental health first aid, something that schools are looking at. very quickly, we have a minute, what is flaming hogmanay all about? nobody does new year's eve like the scots, so it is right and proper they get the picture on the guardian. it is basically pyro celtica, a fire
theatre act, and lots of things go in on in scotland, but this no doubt will be piping and flaming into the night. will you be celebrating hogmanay? lou markwell, new year's eve, not hogmanay. happy new year. to you as well. thank you so much, happy new year. what a lovely way to close the year, with both of you. 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 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. thank you, tony and caroline. next, it is click. goodbye. shhh!
why, hello there, little bedbugs. you're so sweet. i can change my face completely to match what i'm supposed to do. for example, i can be a woman like this. it's a bit creepy. we have got an informal queueing system going on here, like a pub. hello! 17 minutes to go until the show begins. and we're just writing the script. we should start with "welcome." then busk it. spencer kelly is really funny. better than some actors, anyway. technology has moved on quite a lot since i was at school. we didn't have any computers then. you don't get nervous. he does, all the time! just getting in the last touches. are you looking forward to it? yeah.
welcome to click live. from broadcasting house in london, this is bbc click live. please welcome your hosts, lara lewington and spencer kelly. good afternoon, london! welcome to click live. we're going to start with something truly magical. i would like you to put on your headsets and we'll show the magic image. we're going to show you part of a show about gulliver's travels. gulliver and his daughter gilly are in the land of the giants. they've been brought to the queen to entertain her. enjoy the show. why, hello there, little bedbugs. i hear you have prepared a special song for me? like we have a choice. your highness, i am afraid there's been a small misunderstanding. you see, we do know how to play the piano, but we are not used to such a big one, you see.
the peasant promised you would play the piano for me. yes, but... and when promises are not kept it makes my heart so sad, and when my heart gets sad i start crying, and when i start crying... please, don't cry. forget what i said. we will play a song, just as you were promised. 0k? you may. thanks. here we go. ready? ready. 0k. piano music. applause. i'm going to call up one of the people behind this ar show, 0k. piano music. applause.
i'm going to call up one of the people behind this ar show, from israel, please welcome sasha kreindlin. thank you so much. can you explain whatjust happened? what we did is, we created the tools to incorporate ar into the live show. this tool allows the artist to focus not only on the stage but the entire venue as your canvas. if everybody turned their head while the scene was going on, there is a whole castle around you. and the second revolutionary part is the interaction part, because they have buttons on their headsets and they can interact with the live show and it gives a world of possibility. please give it up for the ar show. so, we're just getting the robots ready. aj is getting his laser tag guns ready, because he will trigger the robots to dance. at mekamon hq in bristol, 30 robot toys are being taught to tango. well, sort of. to get the bots to bust
a groove simultaenously, they all need to be set off at exactly the same time. so the team behind them had to get creative. so, this fires infrared. at all the robots. and the robots get the signal, and they know it's time to dance. ok, now. a tv remote was just really boring, so we got the laser gun. and it makes cool noises. it is cool, when it works. does it still need reloading? you have to reload the laser gun? and we can reset that. it's a cone of light that comes out, not a single beam. if you get very close to our robot it's a net that's more narrow. it won't affect as many. the further back you are, we find it's a better, wider tack. it is the same with the robots, they fire out a cone. they have used video animation
software to choreograph the custom dance routine. i make one animation and that will be distributed to all 30. the way that we did the mexican wave was that we put it into grid so that the last bit has a staggered animation, so for that bit, they all had their own little animation. so here i've got six animations. that's how you get this ripple effect. because the robots don't know where they are in relation to one another, they have to be positioned in precisely the right place. but when it's done right... music plays. and i'm joined here by their proud father, ceo and co—founder of reach robotics, silas adekunle. thanks for having me.
if robotics can already do this for fun, there must be some exciting prospects about what they will be capable of soon. definitely. with mekamon we are about education, so you can learn to code and learn stem skills with mekamon. on top of that we have robots starting to go into the home. the next phase for robotics, especially consumer robotics, which will be a big part of that, robots that can go to our houses and help us. some of you may have smart devices, they can speak you and ask questions of you. the next stage is for you to be able to say, get me there and we'll get it for you. can you tell them a bit about your story? you have an interesting background. yes, that's a photo of me from nigeria. i was born in nigeria, moved to the uk when i was about 11 or 12, but before that i had been interested in science, engineering, stem.
so when i moved to the uk, to cut a long story short, i went to university to study robotics and in that time i saw that when you combine consumer robotics with gaming, it creates a really powerful engagement. it's a lot more interesting, as you can see. these robots are a bit like videogame characters in real life. they get better and stronger over time. that was the inception of the idea behind mekamon. how do you get the motion so realistic? there are two ways we do that. one is something called kinematics, where the robot is actually figuring out where it's moving to, and the second is that we have an amazing talented team of animators who work on it digitally and try to make that motion as realistic as possible. so what you're looking at here is years of lots of research into behaviour and motion that is translated into the real world. finally, it is the mechanical engineering aspect. we have some proprietary technology that allows the robots to move like this. great, thank you so much. a man who wants to take over the world, but before we go, because we had this amazing routine taking place,
we didn't want just you lot to see it. so earlier today they had a little activity outside the bbc building. take a look at this. music plays. so i have a background in technology and magic. and magicians are interesting. their illusions accomplish what technology cannot. but what happens when the technology of the day seems almost magical? what happens when you can do this? now, 100 years ago that would have been the magic of levitation. now, is it possible to create illusions in a world where technology makes anything possible?
jump. now, if you know how the trick is done, where is the illusion? but still, our imagination is more powerful than our reasoning. and it's easy to a tribute personality to machines. these are quadcopters. but they are more than mechanicalflying machines. they analyse the environment around them and react to everything i do. advanced algorithms allow these autonomous machines to fly in close formation, aware of each other, aware of me. mathematics that can be mistaken for intelligence. and intelligence for personality. that's it. lasers and a game that involves lots and lots of applause.
well, you've gotta get it somewhere, haven't you? three, two, one — go! being clapped off stage. a fitting end if ever there was one. all that remains is to thank everyone who turned up to see us live and, of course, you at home for watching. all: goodbye! good evening. well, 2810 is set to end on a quiet note, weatherwise.
high pressure in charge. relatively dry for most of us with a bit of cloud and sunshine breaking through. this was taken in devon earlier in the day. high pressure driving things, it keeping the weather fronts out to the north—west at the moment. quite a cloudy scene for the rest of the night. a few spells in the east that missed and fog developing, too. a murky start. frost free, 7— 10 degrees as the new year's eve morning. through the day, another largely dry day. again, pretty cloudy, some sunshine breaking through the cloud. they will be a bit of rain arriving across the north—west of scotland during the afternoon. ahead of that, we are staying dry flat at 10—12, and other mild day. some of the rain could sink south across scotland but it will be light and patchy, certainly not a washout. mostly dry story if you will be watching the fireworks with a bit of clout across
the skies. —— cloud. this is bbc news. i'm karin giannone. our top stories: violence and claims of vote rigging in bangladesh's general election — as the governing party is returned to power. votes are being counted after historic elections in the democratic republic of congo but the poll is marred by delays and technical glitches. the parents of a british man murdered by his chinese wife win custody of their six—year—old granddaughter, but are forced to leave their grandson behind. and we meet the thai man who uses his pets to help bereaved people through their grief