tv The Papers BBC News April 20, 2019 10:30pm-11:00pm BST
bringing us tomorrow. with me are the columnist for the new european newspaper, and playwright, bonnie greer, and the broadcaster, penny smith. it feels like it is almost morning! it feels like it is almost morning! it is the bbc. that is the station you are on tonight. let's have a look at the front pages. the mail on sunday has details of a survey which suggests that 40% of conservative councillors are planning to vote for nigel farage‘s brexit party in next month's european elections, in protest over theresa may's failure to bring about the uk's exit from the eu. meanwhile the sunday telegraph reports on the findings of a polling memo which suggests that conservative supporters
are opposed by the high speed two rail project and would be more likely to support a leadership contender who pledged to scrap it. the sunday express focuses on theresa may's easter message. it says the prime minister has vowed to tackle the persecution of millions of christians around the world — as church leaders warn the faith is under unprecedented siege. the observer leads on a warning from labour's deputy leader, tom watson, that the party will never defeat nigel farage if it continues to sit on the fence over brexit and offers only luke warm support for a second referendum. the sunday times claims royal officials have drawn up plans to hand the duke and duchess of sussex a major internationaljob that could see them moving abroadafter the birth of their child. a real mix in the papers. brexit could rest for the bank holiday weekend. it is coming back. it will continue into october and beyond. let's start with the observer. this
isa let's start with the observer. this is a warning from tom watson over the possible strength of the brexit party and what damage you could do to the labour party. he is saying that the labour party has to come out and be more on the ball and say exactly where it stands because at the moment a lot of people who support the labour party do not know where it stands on brexit. support the labour party do not know where it stands on brexitli support the labour party do not know where it stands on brexit. i thought it was just where it stands on brexit. i thought it wasjust me. where it stands on brexit. i thought it was just me. i where it stands on brexit. i thought it wasjust me. i am going to out myself and say i literally became a british citizen so i could vote in the general election for this party, i believe in the labour party. i have no idea where they stand. i have no idea where they stand. i have a sneaky suspicion where they stand but i have no idea and i wonder if you are not a socialist can you still vote for the labour party? also, the whole thing about
the eu being a neoliberal project as some of my friends say, can i still vote for the labour party? nobody knows where they stand. let me put this to you both, isn't this how this to you both, isn't this how this all began, the strength of ukip, that's how the referendum came about, that is what inspired david cameron. it wasn't exactly. but the tory party had problems with euro scepticism for ever and a day. tory party had problems with euro scepticism for ever and a daym tory party had problems with euro scepticism for ever and a day. it is to stop them gaining seats so shouldn't the labour party be careful? camera and decided to call the referendum as a ploy to knock down his right wing in the party and stop nigel faraj. he had no intention of losing this thing. and he did lose it. now he had to go and this thing is sitting in the national consciousness. farage
sta rts national consciousness. farage starts the praxis party which is sucking the life out of the conservative party and may be hitting labour as well —— brexit party. maybe it is a good thing for labour and they will decide where they will stand. talking about who does what, the mail on sunday has all that because it has 40% of tory councillors backing fa rage. all that because it has 40% of tory councillors backing farage. they are saying three quarters want theresa may to resign. because she had the vote of no confidence, maybe if we overturn the rules we could have a new leader in and change things and then they have this poll and they have said, our party is dead, brexit is killing us on the doorstep, should theresa may design? the majority say yes. actually, not a majority. one does wonder if the
voters that mps work for want more chaos? the other part is also even if they get rid of theresa may and put borisjohnson there, the eu says they will not open up the withdrawal agreement, so how would it work. and the turmoil... i mean, the thing is this party is talking basically about somehow magically everything will change in relation to brexit and the eu has said they will not open it up again. fascinatingly jeremy corbyn has said if he becomes prime minister he won't be at number ten, he will be in his islington home. if you are nearjeremy
corbyn... you home. if you are nearjeremy corbyn. .. you have to sign in and leave your home if the cops need to live next door tojeremy. leave your home if the cops need to live next door to jeremy. whether jeremy corbyn is prime minister or not, tory members want their next leader to scrap the hs2. this is according to the sunday telegraph. hsz has been an issue ever since it started, it is going from london, birmingham, leeds and manchester. a lot of people said london to birmingham, you can get there in 45 minutes but they say it will free up other tracks or whatever, but the point is in terms of budget, it is how point is in terms of budget, it is now 52... billion, squillion and they are saying 52 billion but they claim the eventual bill could top 100 billion and there are various
people saying it could be 100 billion by the time it is sorted out because it is going up and up and chief secretary to the treasury says the project would be reviewed as the forthcoming spending review and warned the government must be prepared to scrap white elephants. hsz prepared to scrap white elephants. hs2 is about targeting or holding up the midlands as an economic centre. it is what the railway does for birmingham. it is about bringing international traffic and everything else. you only have to look at crossrail and that has been delayed again and again. and over budget. let's move on to the sunday to ‘s. and some royal news. there are plans for the duke and duchess of sussex to have a newjob that might take them abroad. this doesn't surprise me that they may want to move
abroad. no it isn't surprising and it will be interesting that the duchess would go to africa. they both love the continent, it would be a smart move, they would be brilliant there. sub saharan africa is popping at the moment. she is an american so she talks their language, she would be a good ambassadorfor this language, she would be a good ambassador for this country and also position the uk in the sort of being 21st—ce ntu ry position the uk in the sort of being 21st—century relation to africa because the consulate is where everything is going. his older brother, hisjob is going to be king at some point, so harry has to find something. i think they want privacy as well. i don't think they will get privacy anywhere. they are
celebrities. look at them. they are rock stars. harness their energy. but she is good because she will be able to take africa in the consciousness able to take africa in the consciousness away able to take africa in the consciousness away from the sort of neocolonial imperialist idea and really placed them in the 21st century if they move abroad they might get less privacy because here the relationship between the press and royals has changed. there is a lot more respect. when they asked for privacy, they sometimes get it. if they go to live in ghana, if they go to all these countries, they are up go to all these countries, they are up and coming and it's a very good idea for them and for their new child. america has a royalfamily, they could move to america. they won't be there that long. speaking
of dual nationality. i am surprised that they are talking about it now because it wouldn't happen for quite some time. they would need to make sure the baby was old enough. and they have to sell the paper. interesting message from theresa may as featured in the sunday express, this is how easter message, vowing to tackle the persecution of christians around the world. there area christians around the world. there are a lot of persecuted christians and it is notjust syria, iraq, it is all over the place, in pakistan they are fleeing to places like thailand. it is a massive problem but she has been asked to deal with this for many years with little being done. it is fascinating that she is not also focused on people going to church here because they do not do that. that is one thing she could be doing. that is not herjob
as prime minister, is it?|j could be doing. that is not herjob as prime minister, is it? i can't see the british prime minister intervening in pakistan in their eternal business. there is persecution but for her to go over there and start preaching to pakistani ‘s... there and start preaching to pakistani 's. .. what about taking in the persecuted and giving them a home? you talking about immigrants? 0h home? you talking about immigrants? oh no! this is in the conscious because it is easter and jeremy hunt sent a message of solidarity yesterday. 300 christians a month killed because of their faith according to the foreign office and the christian group open door says the christian group open door says the worst places at the moment are north korea, afghanistan and somalia. they are the three places where christians face the most extreme persecution. so is mrs may going to give them refuge? we will see what she has to say. but
interestingly just see what she has to say. but interestinglyjust go back to the sunday telegraph... interestinglyjust go back to the sunday telegraph. . ij interestinglyjust go back to the sunday telegraph... i am just trying to understand what is she doing. what these people need is somewhere safe. it will not be here though. the sunday telegraph talking about tory voters wanting to scrap h52 another thing they want to change is foreign aid. where is the beef here? this is a story in the sunday times warning about using liverpool... the reason i liked this story is when i first started doing passwords... i think i used my full name. i didn't think i used my full name. i didn't think it was particularly important
at that point. people talked about passwords, we didn't know about hackers. they are saying the problem is that liverpool apparently people who are fans of liverpool and use liverpool as their password are the most hacked followed by other premiership football teams. they also say 23 million people worldwide we re also say 23 million people worldwide were hacked last year because they used 123456 as their password and another 3.6 million had password as their password. i thought we had done this... laughter whole movie companies being hacked too. money being stolen. whole movie companies being hacked too. money being stolenlj whole movie companies being hacked too. money being stolen. i willjust use password. sorry. it is horrible
to be hacked. it is a nightmare having so many different passwords. iam having so many different passwords. i am forever requesting a new password. i put in a password and i don't care what it is and i choose to forget password every time. you cannot write it down anywhere. i do not trust the memory thing on the computer. i don't do that either. if you have one of those things that you have one of those things that you shout at like alexa, they will remember. they don't realise the encryption is for the other end. no time to talk about adele. she and her husband are separating. there
has been some suggestion they have been living separate lives. in the past, she did an interview with the daily telegraph when she said, when lam happy, daily telegraph when she said, when i am happy, i am out, daily telegraph when she said, when lam happy, lam out, partying. i don't write songs. when i get married, it has been three years, i have an album to write. sometimes there is some truth. she is so hugely popular, and her songs have been bought by multimillions of people. it's a very personal thing, the relationship with her and a lot of people probably, i am not a big adele person but she encompasses in her voice and words a lot of things people are going through. thank you. we will see you at 1130. thank you
for watching and you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc website, therefore you seven days a week. if you miss the programme and want to watch it again, it is there on bbc iplayer. thank you to bonnie greer and penny smith. the travel show is next. coming up. car free coming up. carfree in madrid. and it's downhill all the way in the mountains of latvia.
they have become increasingly popular in many european cities of late. for lots of people, it's a transport revolution they've been waiting for. for others, it's something else entirely. too many in madrid. madrid resident rafa estafania reports. look at this! electric scooters, bicycle sharing, everybody seems to be sharing means of transport now in madrid. nobody seems to use their own bikes, their own scooters any more. we've got here the electric bikes, they are being charged at the moment, and over there, a line full of electric scooters. they are everywhere.
it seems that everybody in madrid is using them to move around. and they are just part of the story. faced with some of the worst pollution in europe, city officials hope to reduce it by 40% by taking the most polluting vehicles off the road in a plan they call madrid central. meanwhile, on all the roads once created to adapt the city around the new automobiles of the time, new spaces are being created for pedestrians. gran via is the newest street from the beginning of the 20th century. tour guide pedro agreed to show me around. it's fantastic because, as a guide, i can see you from this point of view, from this place for the first time since the renovation. i've never been able to look at this building from this angle. this is because all this is new, right? it was full of traffic going around and it was almost impossible. now it is a new space for the people. excellent, excellent.
all new for pedestrians, for the people, no cars. i love it. how is it affecting you and the visitors, the fact that we've got madrid central, that we have more pedestrians on the street, less traffic? gran via or the city centre is never quiet. this is a very alive city, it's crazy, it's amazing. we can feel less traffic and we can feel a better air. it's fantastic. of course, madrid isn't the first to try to remove cars from its city centre. by working with companies offering greener electric options, there are more ways to explore the centre than ever. already widely available in cities around the world, electric scooters arrived here last summer. you feel like a kid almost. you drive around having fun
and it's the joy of riding. it's a great way to move around. commuting with our scooters has become fun. how good do you think is madrid in terms of green transportation? i would say madrid ten years ago or even five years ago was like a car—driven city and now i think madrid is becoming the biggest lap in the world and it's living a fantastic, vibrant moment so you have tonnes of different means of transportation. it's super—exciting because the city council took a very bold move doing madrid central. it's farfrom being perfect, but it's going in the right direction and people are starting to leave their cars or private vehicles at home and starting to take either public transport or one of the shared vehicles. scooter users leave them wherever they are when they get to their destination, but some people worry they lead to the streets. what would you say to those people who are a bit unhappy
with the idea of having all these scooters lying around? we are aware that the dockless system comes with a lot of benefits and some inconvenience. it's just a matter of getting used to it. it's new for everyone, including us, so we need to find together with our competitors and with the city officials ways to kind of move forward in a responsible way. this is like being a kid again! woohoo! so, what if you are a traveller going just short distances around the city centre? pick one, which is going to be better — the old public transport system or the new kids on the block? to find out, i've roped in a friend. pedro here is going to take public transport. i'm going to take one of these electric scooters. but this is not a race, so i will go steady and safe and i want you to do the same, ok, promise? i promise. are you ready? i am totally ready. ready, go.
so my first challenge is to find a scooter. in just a few seconds, i've found one that is 30 seconds' walk away. it's a quick scan of the bar code and i am off to catch up with pedro. now i've got to say one thing for the scooters — while they do take a bit more effort and concentration, they have to be more exciting than taking a bus. and if you don't know the way, you can easily get lost. but if you need to get somewhere quickly, well, it looks like i may be there first.
we're here! but only just. i cannot believe it, i arrived here literally a minute ago. are you ok? of course. the track is now used as a training venue for several latvian champions but there were no competitions on today so that means i get to try it out. although having a look, i don't feel so lucky. ok, let's go. put the
tea m feel so lucky. ok, let's go. put the team together. we are about to set off 100 kilometres down a very icy hill but i have an expert pilot. fingers crossed all goes smoothly. apart from the pilot steering the bobsleigh from the front, a team also includes pushers and a brakeman but tourists get it easy. theyjust need to duck in and hold tight. this track is almost 1500 metres long and you need a strong stomach to manage its 16 curves. 0h, oh, man! one of the most intense experiences in my tired life. that
was like being in a very active, cold tumble dryer for one minute and a half. i don't even know how long it was. completely insane. and winter sport that can take your breath away is this. the skeleton. imaginea breath away is this. the skeleton. imagine a louche with no brakes or steering aid that you ride headfirst. martin g and steering aid that you ride headfirst. ma this g and steering aid that you ride headfirst. ma this sport. and steering aid that you ride headf track and we did . and- steering aid that you ride headf track and we did many runs home track and we did many runs here. i think for learning it is great. i agree because if you learn and you can survive here then you can survive everywhere. you must love this sport to devote so much of your life to it. what do you love about it? i don't like the training but what i love is the competition, thatis but what i love is the competition, that is the best part. i don't think
iam that is the best part. i don't think i am ready to try one of the full—blown skeletons but there is a tourist version available that is a bit more my speed. wish me luck. it is called a frog and for this one there is no crew to make me feel safe. 0h, oh, my goodness! it's like the easy option but it is still pretty intense. how was it? so
cool still pretty intense. how was it? so cool. the track could now become an olympic venue. it joint—stock cool. the track could now become an olympic venue. itjoint—stock home for a bit olympic venue. itjoint—stock home fora bit in olympic venue. itjoint—stock home for a bit in hosting the 2026 olympic games —— winter olympic games. in the meantime... it has been the warmest day of the year so far it has been the warmest day of the yearso farand it has been the warmest day of the year so far and most of us will see that warm sunshine continuing for the rest of this weekend. the exception has been scotland with more cloud, some more rain. heavy bursts of rain developing through the night. elsewhere it is mainly clear, if you mist and fog patches developing in yorkshire and the east midlands and central and eastern parts of england could see temperatures close to freezing.
goodbye to any early mist and fog and then plenty of sunshine across england and wales. much of scotland, the eastern side of northern ireland and north—west scotland are seeing outbreaks of rain stretching from the western and northern miles. a breeze toward some north see english channel coast keeping temperatures down as will the cloud and rain in the far north—west but elsewhere warm sunshine.
this is bbc news. the headlines: two teenagers are detained under the terrorism act after the shooting of lyra mckee. there was a real sense that what happened to lyra seachange and i see confidence. after a week of disruption and hundreds of arrests. the head of the metropolitan police urges climate change protesters to move on. britain basks on the hottest day of the year so far with more sunshine to come. it has been very warm, obviously it is ultra warm for this time. you have to enjoyed while it lasts. days like this are few and far between.