tv The Papers BBC News March 16, 2019 11:30pm-11:46pm GMT
hello, this is bbc news with lu kwesa burak. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment, first the headlines. new zealand police say the number of people killed in the christchurch terrorist attack has risen from 49 to 50. the number of injured also stands at 50. as gun laws look set to be reviewed in the country, relatives have paid tribute to loved ones, including those who tried to stop the attacker. i saw that video and the first thing i wanted to see was the look in his eyes. i did not see an iota of fear in those eyes, that made me proud. tributes are paid to former love island contestant, mike thalassitis, who has died aged 26. more than 50 flood warnings are in place across england and wales as heavy rain leaves hunderds of homes without power.
and fishermen‘s friends, their story of five fishermen who are signed to a record label. find out more in the film review. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the broadcaster john stapleton and henry mance, political correspondent for the financial times. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the observer has pictures of victims of the christchurch mass shootings. it also claims that the eu is making plans for theresa may to lose the third meaningful vote on brexit. new zealand's prime ministerjacinda ardern meeting greiving relatives is on the front of
the sunday telegraph. the paper also reports on theresa may's task to win votes on tuesday. the mail on sunday says some tory mps are angry at the way comic relief portrayed poverty in the uk. more brexit in the sunday times, which says theresa may will tell conservative mps that brexit might not happen at all if they don't back her deal. a similar headline on the sunday express. it also has an image of mucad ibrahim, the three—year—old victim of the christchurch mosque attacks. lets start with our chat. we are going to go straight to the front of the telegraph, and it is rex it. henry? this is theresa may trying again to win support or her brexit deal, and sometimes you forget what
we kitties. by wednesday we expect another vote, so maybe tuesday, so the plan is to get these mps from the plan is to get these mps from the dup across, and her team has been holding talks with them today and they are expected to continue throughout the weekend. the telegraph has a bit of detail, and firstly they are talking about proving that there will be no separation of the uk and northern ireland, and also that... if there are moderate mps out there who are sick of seeing this, then it could get a bit more tasty still. do you think that money talks? in the past 24 hours, it has been suggested that this would involve money, because
the chancellor of the exchequer was involved in the talks, and there was a suggestion that she was putting more cash up for the dup on top of the billion pounds already offered. that was denied by the dup, and other sources suggest that what they we re other sources suggest that what they were trying to do, or what she was suggesting, was that she might drop airline passage duty, which costs a lot of money, people flying into the republic of ireland, rather than northern ireland. again, that wasn't confirmed, but it may well be a factor, we will find out, probably. let's turn to the scottish mail on sunday. really concerning story, this. we have heard lots about the reality of being a politician in the zist reality of being a politician in the 21st century, in 2019, and here is a story saying that a female member of
the scottish parliament has been effectively warned to take very careful steps when she goes out in public by herself. this is after receiving a number of messages that showed detailed knowledge of her daily routine. this is a tory mp for glasgow, and if you think about the day—to—day routine of an mp, meeting people and trying to pick up what normal life is like, trying to be accessible, than any kind of advice like this is really quite debilitating, and would prevent you going about theirjob you have been elected to do. it is a real attack on democracy, and i think you will talk to many mps in westminster, but 110w talk to many mps in westminster, but now in holyrood as well, who simply feel that it has become intolerable, the threats they are having to put up the threats they are having to put up with. it is what is the world coming to story. this woman is openly gay, and she says much of the view she gets is not because of that
but simply because she is a woman. yes, i was going to say, we are hearing the stories regarding female politicians. it is outrageous. whether you like a notch is an elected representative, she has a right to go about their business and be free from this kind of abuse, which must be terrifying for anyone, but especially for a woman, and it is part of her duty to counsel people and attend meetings. we saw this on one occasion at least where members had to have a police escort or step up security around constituency offices. let's turn to the observer, new zealand of course, a huge, tragic story at the moment, and some of the faces of the 50 now who we know have been killed. and some of the faces of the 50 now who we know have been killedli think who we know have been killed.” think these will hit people very hard. what we are beginning to understand is that many of those who
we re understand is that many of those who were killed were actually refugees from elsewhere in the world who had seen new zealand as their safe harbour, as a place where unlike in syria or afghanistan, they would not face threats to their lives or families. if it can make this event more tragic, if that is possible, then some of these stories certainly will. john, can i take it to the next story on the front of the 0bserver. as the eu really have the power to do this? wargaming? on the evidence of the beat of the paper we have here, we certainly had a week of chaos and there has been a diminution in the confidence that people have in the pm, but i'm not sure that the eu is wargaming. what
they are saying and i guess it is understandable, is that if she does fall or stand down or if there is a general election, they have to be prepared for a new leader and they wa nt prepared for a new leader and they want to make it clear that whoever steps in can't just want to make it clear that whoever steps in can'tjust start opening negotiations again, they can't start unpicking what has been done. we will come to more detail later in the discussion, but if she did for some reason go, what would that achieve as far as europe is concerned? what difference would a new leader or prime minister make? given where we are at with a negotiation. what do you think?m is like a new leader, like dominic rowe of all borisjohnson, i think they would struggle to negotiate a different withdrawal agreement. the eu might be thinking about these things, imagine if there is a new prime minister. the eu doesn't know any more than we do if there is
going to be a new prime minister, but we do know that the prime minister is very weak and it is about possibly whether patients in the cabinet will snap or her own appetite for thejob the cabinet will snap or her own appetite for the job might evaporate, we have been saying that for two years. turning to the times, back my brexit we will never leave. this is the latest. she is hoping the third time lucky. she has said that every other day! it has a slight poetic ring, a hotel california brexit, you can never leave. she is hoping that the message will finally hit home. from many people's point of view, it is logical now for hard brexit is in the tory party and the dup to back the tory party and the dup to back the deal, because on the table is a long extension to article 50, a second referendum campaign with some momentum, a campaign for a softer brexit with some momentum, so
logically, people like iain duncan smith and doris johnson logically, people like iain duncan smith and dorisjohnson should back the deal, but they don't want to own a deal that they think is terribly negotiated and will have lasting implications. if the other option is a long extended period of uncertainty, do you think it is possible that they might bite their lips and put their fingers on their noses and go for it? it all depends on whether they get the blame. the dup is getting some pressure from business groups and voters, saying why are you not getting on board? borisjohnson i why are you not getting on board? boris johnson i think why are you not getting on board? borisjohnson i think is doing all right, he is whipping up a kind of sentiment you would expect from daily telegraph readers and perhaps people who will vote in the next conservative leader. there is the prospect that this will drag on, and many viewers may find it unpalatable the prospect of more european elections, us having to spend £100
million on european elections three years after we have had a referendum saying we are leaving. staying with the times, new zealand making the front page of this paper as well. and the personal stories coming out 110w. and the personal stories coming out now. a wonderful story on the front page about a father caught up in this atrocity. he went to the ground to protect his little son, i think he is two years old, there is a picture of him and a picture of him thanking his daddy. he protected him from a hail of bullets, took the bullets himself. the father is now in hospital, hopefully recovering, but the hospital are saying it will bea but the hospital are saying it will be a long road to recovery. 0ne but the hospital are saying it will be a long road to recovery. one of the many stories of heroics by all sorts of people caught up in this appalling incident. you can see some of the cctv footage on the screen.
everybody in new zealand, in fact around the world, can't believe this because it is new zealand! carl, laid—back, you don't associate it with terrorism —— calm. laid—back, you don't associate it with terrorism -- calm. yes, and i think the lesson is that nowhere around the world is really safe from this kind of incident. it takes one 01’ this kind of incident. it takes one or two people who have access to the internet, who are radicalised by what they see on the internet, to escape the concerns of the authorities, and then take advantage of things like loopholes in gun laws. new zealand is now looking to crack down on the use of semiautomatic weapons. the idea that oui’ semiautomatic weapons. the idea that our security services and those in new zealand can track everybody who is accessing extremist material online, when that process of radicalisation can be incredibly quick, unfortunately it is not as easy as we think. let's turn finally to the mail on sunday. either of you what comic relief? when was the last
time you saw at? i saw the last one. yes, so did i. viewing figures are down, but that is not what they are concerned about. it still raced 63 million quid, which is to be applauded. the paper is saying that some mps are very unhappy about the way some of the stars conducted themselves. a considered what they had to say about poverty in this country was an attack on the government. a talking about lenny henry who likened the food bank to the starving millions in africa. ed sheeran, who was bleeding on behalf of the homeless, alleging that jeremy corbyn is guilty of hypocrisy because he put up some barriers to homeless people sleeping outside his home. doesn't matter, as long as you raise the money? i think most people will see this as a bit of a side
issue with a bit of an agenda! thank you both, as ever a pleasure. thank you both, as ever a pleasure. thank you for watching. don't forget you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc news website. and if you miss the programme any evening you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. thank you john and henry. next on bbc news, the film review. hello there, welcome to the film review here on bbc news. and taking through this week's cinema releases, we have mr mark kermode.