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i think it's pretty hazy to pick which one he was using. that's all from sports day. coming up in a moment, the papers. here on bbc news. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are charlie wells from the economist and martin bentham, the evening standard's home affairs editor. welcome to you both. many of tomorrow's
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front pages are already in. the guardian claims president trump may be liable for prosecution, after robert mueller‘s report, released today described 11 instances in which mr trump or his campaign engaged in potential obstruction of justice. the times reports on sajid javid's demands that police crack down on climate change activists — using "the full force of the law" — following criticism of police for failing to stop the protests. the i carries the same story — claiming a senior officer has told the paper that after the political pressure, the police can no longer ‘turn a blind eye'. and amid reports that the protesters will target heathrow airport tomorrow — the daily mail says ‘eco—warriors are plotting to bring misery to easter holidaymakers‘. in other news, the daily telegraph leads on prince charles‘ easter message — in which he speaks out against what he calls the "pervasive horror" of knife crime. the nhs is launching a plan to save millions of lives —according to the daily express — as experts warn that laziness is killing one in six people. and 25 celsius sunday roast — the daily mirror says britain is set for the hottest easter sunday on record this weekend.
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don't write to me and tell me it's not easter sunday, please, i know. just easter day. we've established that, right. the guardians where we will begin of course. thank goodness we have an american with us. trump may be liable for prosecution says mueller, but we saw president from tweeting today no collusion, no obstruction. those are forwards that the president has been using frequently for the past two years. you cannot multiply those forwards by 100, you cannot multiply those forwards byioo, and you cannot multiply those forwards by 100, and get to the rough number of pages that the mueller report is. so there's a lot more nuanced, and a lot more complexity in those 400 plus pages. 0ne lot more complexity in those 400 plus pages. one of the complex arguments that came out today in this report, which i would say is the most important government document to be published so far this century, one of the statements in that report is a sort of inconclusive piece on of obstruction of justice, inconclusive piece on of obstruction ofjustice, and inconclusive piece on of obstruction of justice, and whether or
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inconclusive piece on of obstruction ofjustice, and whether or not donald trump attempted to obstruct justice. what the mueller report essentially says is that we are not really going to say that trump obstructed justice, but at the same time, we're not going to say he didn't obstruct justice. time, we're not going to say he didn't obstructjustice. where this guardian story takes this point is that showing the democratic response to that. there are a number of members of the democratic leadership who think it's actually now time for congress to investigate some of these potential obstructions. so there were a lot of reductions in this report, so they are not sure of what it contains in its entirety, and we saw a congressman, jerry nadler, complaining about that. it's 110w nadler, complaining about that. it's now a sort of a tussle between the republican narrative and the democratic narrative, isn't it?” democratic narrative, isn't it?|j suppose that's the trouble, isn't it? what's in the report is, it's not damning completely, is it? but oi'i not damning completely, is it? but on the other hand, it's helpful on one level to trump, because he can turn around and say that there hasn't been a definitive finding against them, which is probably the most critical thing overall. 0n the
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other hand from a democratic point of view, clearly, as you just said, it indicates that there are examples where he did at least try to obstructjustice, and where he did at least try to obstruct justice, and it where he did at least try to obstructjustice, and it hasn't risen to the level in mueller's view of him saying that that amounted to a crime. obviously other people might take a different view. i suppose the problem is that it now gets into potentially quite a prolonged, very detailed process that listening to your correspondence, more closely connected to this than i am, obviously. that it will drag on, people who don't like trump will probably have their views reinforced by it, other people will glaze over it and lose interest. so from that point of view, it may not be as helpful to the democratic, the democratic side as they would like it to be. because it hasn't found conclusively against them. but not just in america with the next presidential election on the horizon, but in other parts of the
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world, in this country as well, surrounding the referendum. there's the question of how to prevent foreign interference in votes, whether they are, whether it's a referendum or an election. so what is very conclusive in this report is that there is certainly russian interference in the american election in 2016. and in a very damning manner, trump officials on the campaign about that sort of interference, and welcomed it. now it's interesting about the report is that it's couldn't cross over the legal threshold, and claim that, and demonstrate that the trump campaign had engaged in a criminal conspiracy with russia. but we certainly do know that the term campaign welcomed some of this interference. and as we have seen in a lot of these votes, 01’ have seen in a lot of these votes, or in have seen in a lot of these votes, orina have seen in a lot of these votes, or in a lot of these elections throughout the world, countries are trying to figure out what do we need to do about social media? what do we need to do about campaign finance disclosures? that's a problem that
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we are sort of see and grow out of this report. shall we move on? move onto something else. climate, gosh, this has been written large across oui’ this has been written large across our headlines week, hasn't it? here isa our headlines week, hasn't it? here is a picture on the front page, climate protesters target heathrow. making massive arrests, more than 500 activists i think it's got to 110w. 500 activists i think it's got to now. the idea is that they are now going to take their protest from central london come out to heathrow. well it so it seems. clearly that's quintiq has a lot of disruption to a lot ofair quintiq has a lot of disruption to a lot of air travellers trying to go for the easter break, and of course air travel is probably one of the biggest causes of climate problems, and so on. and indeed, it will be interesting to see i suppose hominy people are out there protesting, fly around the worlds themselves quite readily to events, but anyway that's by the by. clearly it's been extremely disruptive over the last few days, i walked past it on oxford circle on the way to this programme,
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which isjust outside your circle on the way to this programme, which is just outside your offices. they are still there, still blocking off. i suppose that they are definitely attracting a lot of attention clearly, they've definitely got their message across, whether it's gone too far, and starts to become counterproductive by irritating a lot of the people, and who perhaps on their side, a lot of people share their objectives, and think that what they are talking about, and climate change is a big issue. clearly a massive issue. whether you achieve it by continuing a protest to really, you know, complete we disrupt people's easter breaks in this case it might be it's maybe very question of why think. this programme today, talking about ten yea rs this programme today, talking about ten years to really get to grips with the climate change problem, or face irreversible damage, and also the threat to civilization, or societies, as he said. a lot more people are grasping that things need
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to change. but i have read complaints about well it's fine, but white are you targeting public transport, wire disrupting things that when people aren't using their cars? that's a good point, i think one of the points that climate scientists make is that you know, we need to change our behaviours. we need to change our behaviours. we need to change our behaviours. we need to nudge people to be more environmentally conscious. if you nudge people away from public transport, you might bejust incentivizing that sort of behaviour. i think that's a fair point. the daily telegraph, useful force of law against protesters, this is the home secretary sergeant jeff are talking to the met, they can't turn a blind eye is what the senior officer has died. in this case obviously there is now a sort of political battle over this, the mayor of london has complained that pa rt of mayor of london has complained that part of the problem, because he was sort of under fire for suggesting he bends to supportive of the protesters, because he obviously himself tries to take action over pollution in london quite rightly. we have the low omission zone
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recently. exactly for he is trying to suggest that you know, cuts to police are part of the problem, and so on. police are part of the problem, and so on. and so he sort of attacked the home secretary, the home secretary has not turned around and said he is fully supportive of the mets come into use the full force of the law. the only problem with that is that the law is not quite as hazy for them at two just sort of sweep up for them at two just sort of sweep up people, who are protesting in this way. the law is the law, obviously. there are constraints to what they can do. the other problem is, so they can arrest people for obstructing the highway, they can arrest people for breaching what's called a section 14 order, which is to clear a particular area, which might be the bridge. they can'tjust go around and say we don't like you being here, and out—of—the—way. and to hose them down in that way, for one full stops i can be of course, all of these people actually want to be arrested and parts of the problem for the met is they put out a detailed statement this evening making the point that every time they have to arrest somebody come it takes about four officers off the street, it's blocking cell time, so
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they are charging eight of the people they arrested, partly because they don't want to block up the cells, they don't want to have all the law officers taken off the streets. exactly for stops so on. so it's not a straightforward thing from a pleasing point of view, of course for anybody who's affected by it, they probably think i wish they could just grab a hold of these people and get them out of the way, let us get on with our lives. at the law doesn't quite operate always in that way. it's not quite as simple. the daily telegraph also has this story next to it, saying prince charles says and the pervasive corner of knife crime, which is another demand on the police time. that's right so there's been a 17% spike in knife crime over the past year. it looks like prince charles is using his easter message to try to raise awareness about this. i think there's a really interesting point here that solve a job it has made that we might want to think about this increase in knife crime as sort of an outbreak, so sort of thinking about it in a medical term. what's the solution here? is it sort of taking a new tack, that sort of draws from biology, and i think
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that's a really promising approach to it. you know, from somebody who comes from a country where we are grappling with gun crime, one point that a lot of researchers in the us make is that the way to tackle gun crime in the us is to think of it in medical terms, as sort of an outbreak. that can potentially be beneficial hereto. glascow is often held up as a place that got to grips with crime of this nature, and other people say it needs more community intervention, it's a time when there isn't the investment, there's been a withdrawal of funding for schemes like that. well that's true, just to go back to two things, one of course going back to the climate protests across part of the problem here is the message exquisitely sets this, of course officers are working, they can get officers on the street to deal with climate protesters, but ultimately that's going to affect the numberof ultimately that's going to affect the number of officers available in the number of officers available in the medium—term, because they are all on overtime, and taking their holidays, cancelling holiday leave
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and so on. so that's going to have and so on. so that's going to have an effect with dealing with things like a knife crime on the streets. second thing is prince charles here talks about, i mean you are quite right, work at the grassroots level with the community, people in the committed, good influences around them, and alternatives to it are all very important. prince charles here talks about having met with prince harry quite a lot of the people affected by knife crime, whose children presumably and so on have been injured or killed, and that the power of forgiveness of —— is a very powerful thing. i'm not power of forgiveness of —— is a very powerfulthing. i'm not 100% commenced by that, of course it's a good thing people do forgive. but doesn't stop things from happening ain? doesn't stop things from happening again? it was said about a month ago that one of the problems where that the people involved it to many of them were being brought up alongside people who were engaged in crime themselves come about influences and effect. that needed to change, and actually some of it needs to come down to that level as well, that better influences around them. and
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to changing attitudes that way, because you know, people can forgive them, but of course if they are getting the wrong messages amongst people they are living with, then that's not very helpful, and not necessarily going to solve the problem. let's move on, look at the daily mirror. 25 degrees, sunday roast. when i read this i thought, it won't be a roast at that temperature. thankfully it's not in oven temperature, but it's going to be the atmospheric temperature over the weekend. you can't go anywhere, potentially, if the airport to's are blocked. don't worry. it's going to be nice here. got your garden, have some lemonade, enjoy that easter... lemonade? 0r some lemonade, enjoy that easter... lemonade? or something else, some lemonade, enjoy that easter... lemonade? 0rsomething else, or something else. an injury that easter scorcher. some innocent lemonade, on a warm spring day. on the veranda. of course. you make it sound like
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south carolina. yeah, it's going to be hot. hotter than spain. the paper is gloating. it says that sunday will be 25 degrees, it's late this year, and presumably they are talking about the actual easter day, and therefore may be not a fair comparison with those who are in march, but all the same, comparison with those who are in march, but allthe same, it's comparison with those who are in march, but all the same, it's a hot day, and hopefully an enjoyable one for people actually. there's one of the pictures in here come i don't know whether you can see it, might have found this out you, i'm ever so sorry. here there is a man with an eagle. there we are, and eagle ready to see off seagulls in lyme regis. that's hardcore, isn't it? and you're proud of them aren't you? one of your eagles. one of my people. he hasn't met one of our seagulls though, has he? they are vicious, they are vicious. we are going to finish with the times. airlines proctor hill oversexed distress code, tell us about this. this is a fabulous story, isn't it? about
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norwegian airlines, which are a very cheap airline, so probably ensuring climate disaster by encouraging people to fly excessively around the world, but lots of people like it for the reason it's a budget airline. as got a 22 page dress code, which tells female cabin crew must wear makeup, they've got to wear high heels, apparently, and also other stipulations. for us men it's not too bad, because we just have to have trimmed unvarnished nails, no earrings, and here that does not go over the shirt collar. so that's quite hazy. you would both pass. is a quite great quote here, somebody from the labour party women's federation who said the year 1950 rain and it wants its rollback back. i love that you see. that's fantastic. i'm rather partial to a pairof high fantastic. i'm rather partial to a pair of high heels, but i only have to walk between here and the catwalk without breaking my neck down the stairs. hopefully. and i do have the odd trip from time to time. i've only been drinking lemonade. but
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walking up and down all day in the aisle in those heels, and probably a skirt that's a little bit tighter than you'd wanted to be is not co mforta ble. than you'd wanted to be is not comfortable. it seems like they may be asking for a lawsuit. i think the average traveller, especially in a budget airline really doesn't care what his or her steward or stewardess looks like, and just wa nts stewardess looks like, and just wants good service. i think if you are forced to wear particular outfits, you might be in less of a good mood when delivering the lemonade from customer to customer. so this doesn't sound good to me. they are behind the times a bit though aren't they? airlines like virgin have relaxed the rules on whether cabin crew have to wear. they claim they are the same as most will be airlines, so maybe we should question for the airlines as well about it. clearly it's reasonable to say your staff should appear smart and presentable and whatever, but to have particularly, well regulations of this extent, and this prescription seems excessive, and in
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particular as you say, something that isn't very comfortable or practical for summary to do their job and. and lopsided between what's expected of the men compared to the women. that's it for the papers for this hour. charlie and martin we will be back at half past 11 for another look at the papers. don't forget you can see the front pages of the papers online. it's all there for you, 7 days a week at bbc.co.uk/papers — and if you miss the programme any evening you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. we will see you in a bit. coming up next, the weather. good evening. 0ur weather has gone under something of a transformation in recent days, not only are we seeing lots of sunshine, but we've also had the warmth too. in fact some spots in southeast england today have seen highs of 23 celsius, making it the warmest day of the year so far. there's more of that to come over the next few days. so this evening, for most of us, a fine end to the day. we will have clear skies overnight, a little bit of mist and low cloud, may be turn to some eastern parts
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of scotland and perhaps into england too. for most of us are frost free night. some spots holding onto double digit temperatures. then we are up and running into the long bank holiday weekend, this is the set up. we've got high—pressure over scandinavia, we are drawing in that warmth from central europe, giving those temperatures a boost. so to start the day, there may be some low cloud, mist, and fog, around that should burn back quite quickly, for all of us it's a fine looking day. lots of sunshine around, blue skies will rule. it looks as though that wind will be a little bit lighter for north sea and channel coasts. so here it should feel noticeably warmer. and widely we are looking at highs of around 22, possibly 23 celsius. that heat really building as we head to the weekend, on saturday, some spots in southern england could see highs of around 25 celsius. so let's just see how that compares with some of our favourite european and eastern mediterranean resorts. well here it's cooler, and it's more unsettled, ten celsius in istanbul on saturday.
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so back home then, lots of fine dry weather to be had, once again. there will be this strip of cloud, this is a weather from pushing into parts of northern ireland, western fringes of scotland too, mostly a dry story here, could produce one or two light showers come away from that though , lots of sunshine once again, and we've got the warmth, highs as i say 24—25 celsius in some spots. for easter sunday, our weather front may work its way little bit further southwards into northern england, before it retreats back up to northwest scotland, may affect parts of northern ireland, once again a mostly dry story. it mayjust produce one or two light showers but for much of the uk, another fine looking day, lengthy spells of sunshine, and highs of around 23 celsius. 0n easter monday, rain will try to edge its way in from the west, but at the moment, it doesn't look as though it makes any progress. another fine day with sunny spells.
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this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 11. it's revealed that president trump feared an investigation into his links with russia would end his presidency and tried to get the man in charge of it fired. but he was all smiles today as the long awaited mueller report concluded there had been no collusion with russia ahead of the 2016 presidential election. they are having a good day. i'm having a good day as well. it is called no pollution, no obstruction. thus —— no collusion. but the man behind the report — special counsel robert mueller — failed to reach a conclusion on whether or not the president had tried to obstruct the investigation. even in this form it outlines disturbing evidence that president
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