tv The Papers BBC News March 17, 2019 11:30pm-11:46pm GMT
hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment — first the headlines. thousands of people attend vigils across new zealand to remember the victims of the mosque attacks, as the country's prime minister says her office received a message from the suspected killer minutes before the shootings. the relatives of the alleged gunman have spoken out to share their disbelief at what has happened. what he has done is just not right. it is unrepairable. we are so sorry for the families over there. for the dead and the injured. the chancellor, philip hammond, says a significant number of conservative mps have changed their minds and are prepared to back theresa may's brexit deal if it went back to the commons for another vote.
hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the entertainment journalist and broadcaster caroline frost and parliamentary journalist tony grew. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. as new zealand mourns — the mirror leads with a picture —— as new zealand mourns — the independent leads with a picture of the country's prime minister jacinda ardern embracing a worshipper at a mosque in wellington. the ft reports that the security services in new zealand face questions on how the attacker was able to acquire weapons. former foreign secretary boris johnson tells the prime minister it's not too late to get ‘real change‘ from the eu on the irish backstop in the daily telegraph.
the independent reports that the leading tory brexiteer has delivered an ultimatum to the prime minister urging herto an ultimatum to the prime minister urging her to stand down if she wa nts urging her to stand down if she wants her deal to pass. the metro leads on knife crime — with good morning britain weatherman alex beresford confirming that his cousin was the victim of a fatal stabbing over the weekend. the daily mail reports on scammers posing as hmrc officials who they say target as many as 10,000 people a day, with some losing up to £20,000. and the daily express leads on the news that the work and pensions secretary amber rudd is to announce a shake—up to pensions — boosting retirement incomes by up to 7%. let's dip into some of those stories over the next ten minutes. kick us off, tony. the tie is with theresa may wooing brexiteers but still facing defeat. they are under the impression that the prime minister
still fall short of the number of mps she needs to convert. she wants them to vote for her deal at some point, probably this week possibly next. they say she has secured the backing of some staunch brexiteers and over the weekend we have seen a process of people coming around to the realisation that there is a greater risk for brexit and the prime minister being defeated for a third time in a meaningful vote. i don't think we have the numbers for a second referendum labour said they will whip for one so that it was a significant change. all eyes are on the dup. the confidence and supply partners who voted against the deal twice. my sense is that they may be about to move. my sense is that they have been given significant reassu ra nces have been given significant reassurances not just about the process as it is now but about the future process and the influence they will have over future
negotiations once we leave we then moved into negotiations with our future relationship with the eu and i'm sure that will be fine... one hour ago we established that was going to be harder than what we have so going to be harder than what we have so far. we have spoken about it. i think so but i think we need... the prime has achieved a significant amount in her negotiations with europe. we will get access to the eu market without paying anything for it. we will have freedom of movement. there is a lot of good stuff in the agreement and i think there has been so much focus on northern ireland and the backstop of that has been obscure. and everytime she stand up and tells the house of commons of what she has secured, they asked what about northern ireland? the headline itself, still faces defeat. but you can she still
may win? the chancellor today said that if they don't get the votes this week they will bring it forward because we still have one more week before the week where we leave. we could have a meaningful vote three this week and the numbers will obviously be much narrower or she may wish to hold off. she is going to be european council to ask for an extension. is not this week coming in next week coming. extension. is not this week coming in next week cominglj extension. is not this week coming in next week coming. i just despair because i know that tony is quite embroiled in the machinations and you have respect to the parliamentary process but as a woman oi'i parliamentary process but as a woman on the street i am not the first person to say that they seem to have one rule for them and one rule for the country. we were given a binary option 2.5 years ago, nearly three years ago and yet we were never given this kind of oh, we will
chicane through a few tricky bits. it is like a stepmother telling you to each custard, and will continue to each custard, and will continue to bring it back until it is and you will not move on this dinner table until it is eaten. the people took away her majority in 2017. she is not beholden to them to get this through. the alternatives are another general election or a cold and —— jeremy corbyn. these are things that could easily happen so it is that final push where it is either the prime minister ‘s deal or no brexit because no deal has been taken off the table. staying with the times. the other story we are looking at. duty—free drinking on a plane and there is something of a clampdown. it has either happened already already is about to.
clampdown. it has either happened already already is about tom already already is about tom already has happened, yes. i think the rules have changed recently as to how much alcohol you are allowed to how much alcohol you are allowed to consume on a plane. stewardesses and stewards are given much more discretion. and this is stuff you have brought in the shop and take on board. what has happened is that the duty—free shops have been married to existing rules on aeroplanes so now it is zero tolerance that all your cheap alcohol will stay firmly in a sealed bag and will be collected on arrival at your destination which will bring a lot of fun to an end for some people. because some passengers can't take their drink. according to reports, the figure of assaults and serious incidents have doubled since 2014 and they point out that the real number is several thousand cases. so it is happening, say, ten or 20 times a day. if you
work on board that is no fun. no fun for them, no work on board that is no fun. no fun forthem, no fun work on board that is no fun. no fun for them, no fun for passengers. it isa for them, no fun for passengers. it is a shift in public consciousness as well because a few years ago it was almost a rite of passage. the brother of a friend of mine used to feed as his duty drink the free booze to the price of the airline ticket that you paid for. it did not make for a good look when he was flying to america. however there has beena flying to america. however there has been a shift in social perception as tojust how been a shift in social perception as to just how intolerable this been a shift in social perception as tojust how intolerable this is. it is no fun for anybody and fresh sympathy for the staff dealing with it. i did wonder if this rule was there already. the difference is that they will now be put into sealed bags to prevent travellers from opening bottles. it really does prevent —— present a significant change. now, the front page of the sun and a tragic story because we are talking about the death of a
young man in relevance to the fact that he was an love island. the second tragic deaths in nine months. it is an appalling coincidence or is it something else? it is a sad story that mike has taken his life over the weekend. he was a popular character on love island. more and more we find that these reality tv stars become familiar faces and the wealth that they may not have expected. he was plucked from a semiprofessional football career. suddenly they have half a million followers on social media, they are public faces and is well as the lucrative life that comes with that, untold pressures. ithink lucrative life that comes with that, untold pressures. i think it is an fairto land untold pressures. i think it is an fair to land this at the door of love island. it is a sad to win siddons for them because it is not
just one show. it is a whole generation of different television because it is cheap and popular and it has a synergy with merchandising and public appearances. it creates careers for these people. and many people have triumphed and flourished and in mainstream entertainment as a result of this. but obviously it will have huge casualties and it is sad when that happens. will have huge casualties and it is sad when that happenslj will have huge casualties and it is sad when that happens. i think it is significant that three of the major political parties are in this story on the sun —— in the sun calling for action. i take your point but i think the responsibility for this lies with the television companies. but it is notjust one show. it is across the board. you said it yourself, they are cheap to make which means they are exceptionally profitable. they make a lot of money off these people. and the people themselves may make a few hundred thousand pounds if they are lucky.
that's if they catch the imagination. dozens of people go on the shows and do not come out with a career and they will have to deal with the pressure, the intense pressure that comes with tens of millions of people watching you and ijust millions of people watching you and i just feel that they are not given enough support and i think that there is a lot more that itv and... the bbc have not had these tragedies but they have seen marriages fall apart, for example. specially on the dancing programme. i do think they need to take a lot more responsibility. break that down. what could be done? well that is the question. many of these battles are fought, i cannot speak for this circumstantial but many battles are fought on social media. i know these characters and the that they face, that vile, it is personal it attacks
theirfamily members, it that vile, it is personal it attacks their family members, it is hopeful stuff that you and i will never have to deal with. as well, it does not help that they are people in their teens, in their205 help that they are people in their teens, in their 205 because that is the demographic they are targeted at and they do not have the tools, they have not developed 5kin and they do not have the tools, they have not developed skin of journali5t5 have not developed skin of journalists and other people in the public eye and i think that is what you need to know. a few things are colliding here and it needs action. the first thing is for the tv shows to speak out was a policy. they need to speak out was a policy. they need to be seen acknowledging that this i5a to be seen acknowledging that this is a problem and then we will see what happens. the front page of the express. a pension boost for millions. yes. we are back to pensions. completely unrelated to the fact that amber wright wants to be the next prime minister. —— that amber rudd. pension shakeup that
could boost retirement incomes. they are talking about retirement plans big cars they have a high percentage pay—out when people retire. i don't really know. do you understand this? to me it seems that the idea is going to be that it will be a collective gathering of parts and thati5 collective gathering of parts and that is how private pension funds operate. 1p here, mathematics... we can't both meltdown over this story. an exciting new plan from amber rudd. it doesn't help when it says turn to page four and we do not have change for. it is —— page four. turn to page four and we do not have change for. it is -- page four. when something like this is dangled thi5 feel5 something like this is dangled thi5 feels very comforting in the face of brecht that but somehow, when it
feel5 brecht that but somehow, when it feels like a few members of the cabinet are still attending to their brief. that is reassuring and that i5 brief. that is reassuring and that is the bigger picture. what is not to like about a headline that says pension boost for millions? to like about a headline that says pension boost for million5?|j to like about a headline that says pension boost for millions? i feel it may be too late for many of the daily express readers. the daily mirror, the last that we will look at. a moving picture that the chance to reflect on events in new zealand and the role that the new zealand prime minister has played. impre55ive. and presidential. all of those words. leadership. we saw rudy giuliani reacting the same way after septemberii. giuliani reacting the same way after september 11. people 5tand giuliani reacting the same way after september 11. people stand up and people take their cue from them. ju5t her appearance and her warmth and hergenuine deep ju5t her appearance and her warmth and her genuine deep sorrow attached to how she has reacted in a policy fashion by talking about a mooring new zealand but certainly reaching
out across the community, attending the mosques, the message is that thi5 the mosques, the message is that this will not happen again on her watch and she is taking steps in a policy fashion to make sure it does not happen. and this is why, because of the feeling 5he not happen. and this is why, because of the feeling she is exhibiting. absolutely. it is unimaginable what has happened in new zealand and i think she has shown incredible leadership and decisiveness. and a defiance that a lot of people in that country need. new zealand is often seen as australia's quiet little brother but they have been heard all over the world and i think thatis heard all over the world and i think that is because the way has conducted herself. it is always difficult in those circumstances to quantify the difference a leader can make, but her conduct has been widely regarded. you only have to think about the negative time this ha5 think about the negative time this has happened. donald trump doe5 think about the negative time this has happened. donald trump does not alway5 acquit himself well, as