tv The Papers BBC News March 7, 2019 11:30pm-12:01am GMT
hello, this is bbc this is newsday on bbc. news with shaun ley. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow the headlines: mornings papers in a moment. first the headlines: a big moment in court the uk government for paul manafort — grants a special status president trump's former campaign to nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe, manager asks for mercy the british citizen being held at his sentencing for tax fraud. in prison in iran accused of spying. an emotional appeal from stab victim, we're at the court house jodie chesney‘s father, in virginia where he's expected to be given a lengthyjail term. to help the police find those britain escalates efforts to secure reponsible for her death nazanin zaghari ratcliffe's release from an iranian jail, she was the nicest person any of us know, or knew. everything about her was about being giving the dual citizen diplomatic protection. kind and good and thoughtful. i'm ben bland, in london. also in the programme: the northern ireland secretary says she's "profoundly sorry" for saying deaths caused thailand's top court dissolves by the security services an opposition party supported in the troubles were "not crimes". by the king's sister saying it threatens the neutrality of the monarchy. canada's prime minister rejects allegations his government has abused its power. but two ministers resign over claims of political pressure.
hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are rachel cunliffe, comment & features editor at cityam, and stephen bush, political editor of the new statesman. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. "new hope" that iran could release nazanin zaghari—radcliffe is how the independent reports the uk granting her diplomatic status — thereby raising her case to the level of a dispute between the governments in london and tehran. britain on a knife—edge. the mirror has a dramatic image as a stab victim is brought into a london hospital. it's reporter notes the teenager should have his life ahead of him. instead, it is ebbing away. "straight to jail for knife thugs" is what merseyside‘s chief constable wants judges to bring
about with tougher sentences. the metro accuses the chancellor, philip hammond, of playing politics over brexit as yet another teenager is stabbed to death. the i reports that theresa may will make a last—ditch eu plea to try and save her brexit deal. the times says cabinet ministers have warned the prime minister that she will lose control of brexit next week unless she holds a series of humiliating votes on alternatives to her deal. the telegraph pictures jacob rees—mogg urging conservative mps to hold their nerve to deliver brexit and warns activists against a "purge" of tory mps who want to keep the uk tied closely to the eu. "corbyn‘s final humiliation" is the mail's take on an equalities watchdog investigation into allegations that labour is anti—semitica and may have broken the law. let's begin with brexit and the
guardian's story, many pleads with eu leaders after a day of government chaos. theresa may is giving a speech tomorrow in lincolnshire and she is going to say it is up to you, to the eu, as to whether this deal passes or not on monday. whether that works, it is unlikely that he will. she will then go to brussels for another week of fraught diplomacy but the question everyone is asking is what is that we need to do to create the majority? you have conservatives saying that have deep problems with the backstop, it is not clear about a different brexit and it is not clear it is a second referendum because there is not a majority in parliament for that. it is not getting anywhere. what i love
— love is a strong word—a year preset the headlines the first paragraph may or may not make a last—ditch attempt, struggling to hold her crumbling cabinet after an embarrassing day. i have read that paragraph before, and that is not the guardian's fault but it is something that has happened before. they are saying is that we have seen this before and nothing changes and, two, he need to decide what it is that you want although it is not like they are being particularly true. a conservative former cabinet minister, guess who it is, said it is like the last days of rome.
minister, guess who it is, said it is like the last days of romem does sound suspiciously like boris with his classical allusions. the times, and other warning delivered by other ministers. a danger that the prime minister loses control of brexit. we knew this because we talked before about parliament and comments could take control. —— commons. this was a risk factor. if the government is not going to prevent no deal, parliament will say you enjoy it power only through us and we will take it back for ourselves and at that point we say it do we have a government? in the sense that it will have things imposed on it rather than the other
way around. what they are essentially saying is you going to get around this by making a virtue of it. have different votes. meanwhile, the sand is running through the hourglass. meanwhile, the sand is running through the hourglasslj meanwhile, the sand is running through the hourglass. i am not sure how we will get any of those boats through by the 29th of march. they may very well extend that date. very exciting times. these votes could pave the way for brexit that does not offer a referendum result, single market, customs union, but many people saying that is brexit in name only. the only way to get it through parliament and, actually, if i were advising and thank goodness i am not, it she does this it would absolve her of some of the responsibility. they waited together
and moving forward and putting it in the hands of mps who are elected representatives. if you are listening. good free advice from rachel. the other thing striking about this story is that so much of it is so familiar. you talk about the guardian. it had few say something new about brexit? you look the other topics. us politics. you cannot get away from it.|j the other topics. us politics. you cannot get away from it. i do think a slight problem with wrecks it cover it is to pretend something new is happening when it is not. there is happening when it is not. there is no move for a second referendum, angela will not save the day... the important thing is for people to understand that very little is changing other than the thing we're
waiting to find out which is what is the individual rake in point of mps. some of them cannot inching to see. we know that the are a large group of labourmps, are we know that the are a large group of labour mps, are they going to panic? are the people afraid of no deal going to panic? if the answer to either of those questions we will have a good idea next week about what the shape of brexit is. let's move on. picking up rachel on what you were saying about chaos caused by an embarrassment. neatly summed up by an embarrassment. neatly summed up by by an embarrassment. neatly summed up by this headline. it has amber
rudd and bradley but... one was asked about islamophobia concerns in the tory party and she said it was concerned for the foreign minister. not always the quickest. amber rudd was making... was tried to make a really important point about the harassment suffered by mps, particularly diana abbot, and referred to her as a coloured woman and she apologised immediately and said her brain went blank. karen bradley, the northern ireland secretary said actions committed by the army during the troubles were not crimes which is not going to help the matter if you look at
attitudes in northern ireland and the republic of ireland at the moment. the amber rudd one, on karen bradley. the timing is bad because they are decisions imminent which have nothing to do with the government but if they come out against prosecuting these soldiers, and whether that is unfair, that is the risk of you commenting in advance of those things but also she has admitted she did not understand how important the background, i whether you are from a nationalist oi’ whether you are from a nationalist or loyalist background your voting pattern was. it is not helping her image as a minister in control of events. ultimately, the role of the secretary of state is to be an
honest broker and respected. the fa ct honest broker and respected. the fact that she does not seem to be a ci’oss fact that she does not seem to be a cross certain things, and did not seem to understand, even in her apology, that she has upset people but the bigger problem is because it is not clear that she holds any trust in the nationalist community is that there is no trust she can do herjob and is that there is no trust she can do her job and amber is that there is no trust she can do herjob and amber rudd's gaffe does not mean that when she goes in to do herjob she is unable to run the welfare system whereas there is a real risk that karen bradley's gaffe means that she can not do herjob.|j was talking to david ford, the formerjustice minister of the alliance party, and he was saying that for god's sake you have to do thejob you are paid
that for god's sake you have to do the job you are paid for and this does not help you. it gives the impression you have respect for the rule of law. it also shows she is perhaps on top of her role and how politically charged that offers is. reminding everyone that on monday we had chris grayling failing to turn up had chris grayling failing to turn up before parliament and gavin williams saying send in the tanks to combat knife crime so it has not beena combat knife crime so it has not been a good week in terms of cabinet competence. cabinet disagreement on issues as well. anyway, let's leave that one. however, somebody else is. i bet you wish you put this photo on the front of your paper. if we had, we may have been accused of having a hatchet. he looks very sinister. how long are in the fingers! a bit of
airbrushing going on. he's giving an interview in which he talks about brexit and urges his followers to hold the line and do not deselect anyone you agree with not. this is the big problem, reaching out to the aftermath. these are huge project changing our country whether we do it or not. it reminds me of donald trump tweeting before the new year, sanctions are coming or tariffs are coming. this is where i think it must have been chosen by him himself. if you think he is elitist
and out of touch you are not going to vote for him and this is brilliant imaging. he's back bench, a relatively new mp but when you think about disproportionately how much he is quoted. he is a backbench mp who has never held office and he is considered one of the most important players in brexit and that is down to what he has done to his brand. and the headline, steady boy, steady. as you say, there is nothing mocking about this, this is supportive and respectful. do you think his influence will be as great after brexit as it has been in the run—up? no, i don't think so. when you talk to his they hold a reference for the office of prime minister and the
offers of downing street. after brexit, even though she has six months of immunity before she can be challenged, the dominant conversation in the party will be there will be prime minister? he is not a candidate. even people are ideologically combined with him think you can go from backbench to frontbench in that way. and although all the surveys of party members are suggesting is hugely popular... unlike labour the conservatives a much more smarter unlike labour the conservatives a much more smarter about how they elect their leaders, the mp5 narrow it down to two and the membership only get a vote on the two. you don't think it would make the final two. they would make sure he was not one of the final two. we heard about the stock boris movement, it would bea the stock boris movement, it would be a stock rees—mogg movement, i think. thank you. jacobs ladder, he has a long way to climb. let us move on to the daily mirror. this is a really striking image, isn't it, rachel? martin bailey, apparently at
the hospital where the victim today's stabbing, which turned out today's stabbing, which turned out to be fatal, in his last moments. today's stabbing, which turned out to be fatal, in his last momentsm isa very to be fatal, in his last momentsm is a very striking image. you get a sense of the movement, of the c , sense of the movement, of the urgency, they are busily thought very ha rd urgency, they are busily thought very hard about how to put the front face together. britain on a knife edge. this is the fifth day of consecutive headlines where we have seen consecutive headlines where we have seen knife crime on most of the front pages. we were talking about it earlier on the metro urging the government to act, in particular philip hammond to release more funding, because it has seen very dramatic cuts in police numbers. we talked about cabinet gas, philip hammond saying you can get the money so hammond saying you can get the money so long as you vote through theresa may's brexit deal —— gaffes. it has to do with the idea that the gover hasn't been functioning as a government that has been fixated on its i get and not doing anything else. now it is literally a life and get mata. the stylised effect of
this, stephen, it confronts on the problems presumably picture editors have in trying to get an image where everything is the least 3—dimensional and available to you, to give newspaper front pages the same sort of impact —— life and death matter. it is interesting, i think they have really done it on this one. it is a striking bit of photojournalism. it is a very professional bit of work. it ca ptu res professional bit of work. it captures that sense of chaos and, i think, realfear that captures that sense of chaos and, i think, realfearthat this captures that sense of chaos and, i think, realfear that this knife crime epidemic provokes a lot of people. it is a very powerful front page. it speaks to one of the reasons why this is such a dangerous moment for the government. the sense that people are starting to happen after ten yea rs that people are starting to happen after ten years of public spending cuts the country feels like it is falling apart. it is very difficult for the government to recover and to win another election if people feel that the country is coming apart at the seams. that is exactly right.
one point is that theresa may were saying that the reason for this cars was because of austerity brought on by the crash, for tom bayly the government, it has now been nine years. you can't keep blaming the labour government —— brought on by a labour government —— brought on by a labour government. the country want something new and they want action on this. the political difficulty is, what action that has been so consisted, apparently, has been politicians squabbling over what to do and whether or not police cuts are to blame and the rest of it and police officers are being quite blunt in saying they are not doing thejob. blunt in saying they are not doing the job. partly what is going on with that is that the police have not forgotten theresa may standing up not forgotten theresa may standing up and giving that very brave and controversial speech when she said if you do not reform yourself we will do it for you. she is at a moment of political vulnerability. that is why we will have more senior police officers coming out and saying the problem is the
government, the problem is the politician. there is a problem with public spending cuts. that is not entirely change some of the things theresa may said in 2014 about the need to reform, they were bang on. let us end on a more cheerful note. this is the front of the times, suggesting there is a simple and cheap alternative to drunks and improved diet and exercise to bring down your blood pressure. improved diet and exercise to bring down your blood pressurelj improved diet and exercise to bring down your blood pressure. i love the story. the answer is have an hour. greek doctors have put together some research that shows that an afternoon nap, be optimised time is 45-60 afternoon nap, be optimised time is 45—60 minutes, can have the same effect as blood pressure medication. they said that patients to snooze during the day have 4% lob up blood pressure than those who did not. i not surprised by this —— lower blood pressure. i been reading about how bad all our sleep habits are. not least because you stab doing the newspaper review. i stay up and then ran wide and cannot do is make a
step in that i cannot sleep. it is not about mental health and well—being, it not about mental health and well— being, it has not about mental health and well—being, it has a positive on everything, blood pressure, caceres, heart disease, basically everything. we don't get enough sleep. maybe one of the reasons mediterranean cultures tend to live longer... people always said it was to do with the food... olive oil and things. but it may also be the easiest culture. more naps. workplace naps. whenever i napperby about an hour i just feel groggy and irritable afterwards. —— napoca about. i don't think it will help anyone else. afterwards. —— napoca about. i don't think it will help anyone elselj will have to do want to begin. thank you so much for being with us. i hope you get some sleep when you get home. and you get some sleep as well. that's it for the papers tonight. don't forget you can see the front pages online on the bbc news website at bbc.co.uk/papers — and you can watch it on bbc iplayer. thank you to rachel cunliffe, comment & features editor at cityam,
and stephen bush, political editor of the new statesman. good evening. here's your latest sports news. arsenal had to turn round a first leg deficit in the last round of the europa league and they'll have to do it again if they're to progress to the last eight. that's because they've lost 3—1 away at french side rennes this evening arsenal actually took the lead early on — alex iwobi's intended cross ended up in the rennes net. things started to turn sourfor the gunners just before half—time. their greek defender sokratis was dismissed after picking up a second yellow card. benjamin bourigeaud scored from the free kick to pull rennes level at the break.
afterwards, the french side piled on the pressure and were rewarded when nacho monreal put through his own net. then ismaila sarr got a third for rennes to really put the pressure on arsenal ahead of the second leg at the emirates next thursday. things were much more straightforward for chelsea. they cruised to a 3—0 win against dinamo kiev at stamford bridge. a slick move led to their first from pedro. willian made it 2—0, with a free kick in the 65th minute. then, just before full—time, teenager hudson—0doi added a third to put chelsea in control of the tie. manchester city are being investigated by uefa for alleged financial fair play violations. uefa said the investigation "will focus on several alleged violations made public in various media outlets". german news magazine der spiegel has published a series of claims, based on leaked documents, city have said "the accusation of financial irregularities is entirely false."
well, city face what their captain vincent kompany calls a ‘defining week‘ as they attempt to achieve an unprecedented quadruple. they go into saturday's premier league match with watford on saturday a point ahead of liverpool in the table. then on tuesday they'll defend a 3—2 first leg lead against schalke at the etihad in the champions league. then next weekend it's the fa cup against swansea. it's a defining week for us because we have three different, i am sure the manager will have spoken about it, we have three competitions to play for next week. and everything hangs on these results. i mean, every game will be a final. and to win three finals in a row is difficult. so we will see. at the moment it is not on our minds yet. the six nations returns this weekend, with wales the only team still on course for the grand slam. scarlets and 0spreys players in the welsh side have been training against the backdrop of a bitter row
over the on—off merger between the two regions, but centrejonathan davies says they'll be putting those distractions behind them on saturday. i think probably they are looking forward to a big test match on the weekend. that is what we love doing. that is what we are here to do. i think that is the most important thing for us, to focus on that. going there is a difficult place to play. that is where the focus is now with us. it will be a big weekend for them. as for scotland, captain greig laidlaw will start on the bench on saturday. ali price has been preferred at scrum—half, one of four changes made by gregor townsend following their defeat to france last time out. england face italy this weekend whenjoe cokanasiga will make his first six nations start. he replaces jack nowell who's out injured. eddiejones has also opted for the powerful pair of manu tuilagi and ben te'o in the centre.
i'll have more for you in the next hour. plenty more to come throughout the evening. circulators live weather update. today clearly a very windy day. more strong winds to come over the weekend that make time for your. things are coming down overnight. allowing temperatures to get to give a frosty start for many of us in the morning. a day of two hubs. later cloud and rain moving in. we are riding into this gap between weather systems under clearing skies, and it averages are dipping. still have a future without them. particularly towards the south—east of the uk. they will be clearing. in the blue is where you have the lowest temperatures, maybe —6 —7 across highland scotland. a fairly widespread frost in places. misty in some spots. quite quickly cloud and outbreaks of rain pushing into the western side of the uk. that has to
move east as we move through friday. rain becoming lighter and more patchy. if it is you are you may not see too much at all. late in the day you will be eyeing up sunset in the hills in northern scotland. some into shetland as well. that pushes through as we go into friday night. stays quite windy. the wind is picking up through the weekend. temperatures are not going down as low as saturday begins, showers into the north—west of the uk. very active weather pattern coming in from the atlantic. weather disturbances coming in over the weekend. at the very least we will get showers carried on a strong wind. there are certain things about the weekend weather. 0ne wind. there are certain things about the weekend weather. one is the strong wind. it will feel cold in that wind even temperatures are not farfrom average. it that wind even temperatures are not far from average. it will be wet at times. not all the time. dry and sunnier moments as well. we start saturday which was already in towards the north—west, wintry on hills. some will filterfor towards the north—west, wintry on hills. some will filter for these during the day. heuir showers into the south—east of the uk, into east
anglia, compared to elsewhere —— fewer showers. wind scutt seeing auty—50 mph. highs up to 11 degrees. all light is showing. they wintry component. more showers on sunday, even to lower levels in places. sleet and hail around. maybe the wind is a touch stronger on sunday. average speeds. gusts up to 50. temperatures coming down a few degrees. sunday will feel a bit colder. it is unsettled, windy, wet at times of the weekend. and that is how we go into next week. that is your latest forecast.