tv The Papers BBC News April 22, 2019 11:30pm-12:00am BST
and up but it looks pretty unsettled and it will be much, much cooler. 12— 16 degrees at west on thursday. a similar day on friday. showers or longer spells of rain dispersed with dry and sunny periods. dusty winds are possible and the temperature is 12 degrees in aberdeen. temperatures well down on where they have in —— have been. the jetstream well down on where they have in —— have been. thejetstream high up in the atmosphere, it is likely to be to the south of the uk. notice how it ends back to the north of us. this essentially keeps us marooned in unsettled weather and keeps us with an area of low pressure. it will also keep us, generally speaking, in relatively cool air. it is hard to be precise about the details for next weekend but they will be showers l longer spells and equally some sunny spells. look at the temperatures. no more 20s. 12 or 13 at best. and as we head into next week, the pattern continues. the
jetstrea m week, the pattern continues. the jetstream remains to the south of the uk spinning up areas of low pressure so the uk spinning up areas of low pressure so there will be some outbreaks of rain at times. it will be quite cool, generally, and quite breezy. there are signs things might turn a little drier later next week but no return to the ones we have had over the easter weekend.
hello. this is bbc news with julian worricker. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment with rachel shabi and tim montgomerie. first the headlines. sri lankan authorities blame a local islamist extremist group for the series of co—ordinated bomb attacks that killed 290 people. amongst the dead were eight britons, including a mother and her two children, and a retired firefighter, who was killed along with his partner. firefighters have been trying to tackle a moorland fire at marsden in west yorkshire.
it's thought the blaze, which broke out last night and extends to over a square mile, was started by a barbecue. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the author and journalist, rachel shabi, and the conservative commentator, tim montgomerie. welcome to both of you. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the metro leads with the latest from sri lanka after it emerged that opportunities had been missed to prevent terror bombings which left 290 people dead. the guardian has the same story, reporting that sri lankan authorities received warnings over the blasts two weeks ago. an image of relatives at the burial of three members of the same family is on the front of the times, eight britons were killed in the attacks.
the financial times leads on the news that barclays is cracking down on the pay of its investment bankers as it steps up its defence against activist investor edward bramson, who has amassed a 5.5% stake in the bank. non—disclosure agreements that silence whistleblowers are to be banned by the nhs, that's according to the telegraph, which also features an image of prince louis who will celebrate his first birthday tomorrow. the i writes that tory mps are finalising plans to block borisjohnson from a final leadership ballot, despite the former foreign secretary being a favourite among party members. and the daily mail features a story from its investigations unit which says that some of britain's biggest supermarkets are filming shoppers, then using the footage to ‘manipulate‘ their emotions with the goal of making them spend more. we start, inevitably, with shirlee engel. tim, kick yourself this time.
—— schurrle ancor. as we are all beginning to realise 110w as we are all beginning to realise now this is emerging as a massive catastrophe. the times leads with some of the heartrending stories of british people involved. there is one man who has lost his wife and children. there is a billionaire retailer who has lost three of his four children. whether that's quite the right focus, given the huge loss of life in sri lanka, it certainly brings a human element to the tragedy. as often in these examples, julian, when we were talking about these papers a little while ago, you said it is the photos that often ca ptu re said it is the photos that often capture the power of these stories and the times‘s photo, really with a family around a freshly dug grave,
clearly the heartbreak on their faces. and just at the end that you have a cross. and that is one of the realities of this story as well. this wasn't just an realities of this story as well. this wasn'tjust an ordinary terrorist attack, indiscriminate against anyone, it was targeted against anyone, it was targeted against church—goers on the holiest day in the christian calendar. and it's one of the things that is most underreported in the media in our world today is that we are seeing a new age of persecution of people of faith, of all faiths, but the level of christian persecution is particularly acute. and i think it's something that, as people involved in the media, we should look at more and understand that the freedoms we enjoy in a country like britain are not shared in many parts of the world and, actually, are increasingly not a shed. the
repression is growing at the moment. in north korea and the middle east christians have less chance to worship. there is reference to the fa ct worship. there is reference to the fact that they probably had international support to carry out this attack. islamist attackers are thought to have carried out this attack. eight attacks, devastating attacks, as tim says on easter sunday. heartbreaking to see people at prayer attacked in this way. but the scale of that attack, 80 different places, the level of co—ordination required suggests, to security officials at any rate, that there would have been some kind of international support. that is the information that has been briefed by sri lankan ministers who are saying
that the attacks would not have succeeded without some form of international network. but also there are, while people are devastated and grieving and some families are still trying to identify, you know, potentially to find out whether they have lost loved ones in the attack and being unable to identify bodies, such as the scale of the devastation and carnage, but even while that is going on there are accusations now that security officials, potentially, new houthis attackers were, some of them, and also were warned that there might be an imminent attack —— who these attackers were. there were warned that there might be an attack on the church but had not passed this on to the sri lankan prime minister. that is according to the times. if we turn to the metro and their coverage, they are to an extent going further. bungled chances to stop carnage. pointing the finger is
that those who they clearly think should have said and done more. what rachel says about the scale of the attacks is the key thing. it is difficult for individual intelligence agencies to stop lone ranger tax, as they are often called. there are a large number of people within our own shores who are on terror watch list. but if you we re on terror watch list. but if you were to monitor these people all the time, you need a dozen police officers, often, round—the—clock. you can't monitor everyone all the time. so individual terrorists will get through. some of the criticism is unfair. but when you have this scale of terror, eight attacks, and then you have the piedt bomb attack that did not fortunately go off at the airport, this was a huge attack, co—ordinated, there had been lots of communication —— pipe—bomb. we would hope intelligence agencies would happen is up. and there is a time ten yea rs happen is up. and there is a time ten years on from the end of the
civil war in sri lanka where you would have thought, not necessarily this kind of attack from allegedly from each shehadie group, you would have thought the intelligence authorities would be aware that this might be an anniversary that would seek to x lloyd's —— jihadi. certainly there is criticism coming out of the need to protect minorities. a christian minority in sri lanka, but also the muslim minority. there have been attacks on the muslim community antrel anchor in recent years as well. there have been criticisms emerging ——in sri lanka. in this age where we are in where we are seeing increasingly attacks on religious minorities around the world. three or four yea rs around the world. three or four years ago, and easter sunday, the
egyptian cops were attacked as well. it is the sort of period of the year where terrorists see a great opportunity. easter sunday is normally a day that is quiet in use, we focus on the pope's message, that is the time when terrorists think we can, unfortunately, exploit the holiest day in the christian calendar —— news. you would hope authorities would be more vigilant to. a final word on this from the express. murdered at the breakfast table is they had lied. focusing on some of the british people caught up in this. and that telling image that there they were at a hotel, sitting down for breakfast, as you would when you are travelling abroad, and suddenly this happens. this is holidaymakers among the toll in sri lanka. we can all relate to this
idea of coming down for breakfast at a hotel and it isjust such a devastating image. ben nicholson has i'iow devastating image. ben nicholson has now confirmed that his wife and his two kids were killed, were among those killed in this suicide bombing. and it isjust heartbreaking to think about, you know, one minute he's on holiday, having a great time with his family, and the next minute it's all gone. it is unimaginable. probably not the sort of holiday that many people could afford. it may have been a holiday of a lifetime. and it has to —— turned into an absolute horror story. taking us to the i. it seems trivial in comparison. quite a lot of the papers are not leading on sri lanka, you made this .1 hour ago.|j
don't think it reflects particularly well on the press. we have skipped over the guide. some have moved on to quickly. quite rightly, after the new zealand attack we had a little while ago, which is another reason why the authorities should have been more vigilant. there was day after day of coverage. that was a massive moment when you had a sort of radicalised far right extremist attacking muslims in such an horrific way. it was something we absolutely deserved to pay attention to. i think this is a tragedy in itself, but also as a wake—up call that actually this is a new age of religious persecution, it is a shame the media are showing signs of moving on to quickly. the media are showing signs of moving on to quicklylj the media are showing signs of moving on to quickly. i think it is more about it is in its real anchor and not new zealand. —— sri lanka. because we can't identify an the same lee woodward new zealand. because we can't identify an the same lee woodward new zealandm
ta kes same lee woodward new zealandm takes us into the world of domestic politics ——in the same way we would with new zealand. i suspect this time tomorrow night... we will all be talking about brexit again. we have a borisjohnson story. be talking about brexit again. we have a boris johnson story. there was a poll at the former site i was editing that showed that boris johnson is beginning to open up quite a lead now amongst the conservative grassroots members that will ultimately decide who the next tory leader is and who the next prime minister of our country is. i think the worst of the tory position gets in opinion polls, the better the chance of boris winning. i think a lot of mps do see boris as a risk, all sorts of colourful reasons to do with his personality, but i think if they begin to think they are in a deeper and deeper hole they will think to roll the dice and take a risk with him. if you get through to the final two, which is how tory
members will choose between two mps, he will probably win. but mps decide that shortlist. they decide from all the many candidates of the tory leadership who will be the final two. this is the beginning, i think, ofan two. this is the beginning, i think, of an organised campaign. and it make get very dirty. you say the beginning. i intrigued by the word finalising. moderate conservatives are finalising plans to block johnson from a leadership ballot. implication being that they have made a lot of progress already. do we buy that or not? i don't know how progress to these plans are. but i would imagine that they have been thinking about this eventuality for quite some time —— progressed. presumably, conservative mps, at least have some awareness of how toxic boris would be, just in terms of, you know, the tory grassroots, shrinking membership, ageing
membership, increasingly more right—wing and more brexit like membership. it might be the best place tojudge where membership. it might be the best place to judge where the public is out. toxic is an interesting word. when he was winning elections to become mayor of london he was doing it at times when conservatives were losing in other places. it was bucking that trend.|j losing in other places. it was bucking that trend. i think the public has now seen a lot more of him and how he performs, embarrassingly, as foreign minister and beyond. and therefore his brain is not what it was. that is absolutely true. —— brand. when he stood as mayor for london, he was this guy, this liberal tory that could appeal to the capital city, metropolitan centre of our country. but now london is a big remain city and he has become this champion of brexit and is attacking your friends at the extinction rebellion rally in
his telegraph column today. they don't protest against britain, protest against polluting china. you are right. he is quite unpopular with people. although he is still the most popular politician in the country. he has not lost all of his child. but the problem is his transition from one kind of appeal toa transition from one kind of appeal to a liberal audience to a much more brexit audience. wright this effectively means they will back another. ——. effectively means they will back another. --. if they can manage that. if opinion polls show that boris is a game changer, he can move the polls. tory mps want to keep their seats. they will vote for boris if they think he can do that. what have we got in the ft front
page? this activist shareholder seeking a board seat and has a 5.5% sta ke seeking a board seat and has a 5.5% stake in berkley 's. it gives him some clout, much to some displeasure of the rest of the board. they are cracking down on bankers pay in a bid to see him off, foreclose some of his demands. i'm encouraged by this because i'm worried about your jeremy corbyn friends changing the country to rally. well, tinkering around the edges isn't going to cut it, is it? we do need a radical economic overhaul is probably many people up and down the country are in agreement of the. capitalism definitely needs to be fixed. whether your solution is the right
one, i don't know. capitalism might yet reform itself from within. incapable, yet reform itself from within. inca pable, but anyway. yet reform itself from within. incapable, but anyway. it is said to be most tightly tied to performance. this is the sort of conversation we have been having since over ten yea rs have been having since over ten years ago and people have been saying we need to rip —— reform bankers' pay but if it is happening internally from shareholders, i think it would be more effective than regulators that i hope this succeeds. time is tight and i know you want to reform telegraph lights. we want to reform traffic lights because they are too quick. sometimes they are only two seconds to cross the road which, you know, if you are able—bodied, terrific. if you are less so if you are able—bodied, terrific. if you are less sd or if you are able—bodied, terrific. if
you are less so or have kids with you are less so or have kids with you or have a pram or are elderly, that really isn't that long to cross the road. so this, according to the telegraph, are forcing people into racing across the road which can't bea racing across the road which can't be a good idea either. they have been complaints about newly installed traffic lights which give you less than ten seconds to navigate cityjunctions. beautiful moments of agreement between us. we are all in favour of these reforms of pedestrian crossing lights. sometimes reform is good enough but sometimes you need to change the syste m sometimes you need to change the system completely and this is an example of reform being sufficient. are you happy for there to be... they are red and green, aren't they? do we need to change the gender? have you seen the ones around trafalgar square? are they same-sex?
for gay pride... the consensus may not last. it seems a bit shaky already. it lasted long enough. that's it for the papers tonight. don't forget you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc news website. it's all there for you — seven days a week at bbc.co.uk/papers — and if you miss the programme any evening you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. thank you, rachel shabi and tim montgomerie. that's it from us tonight. good night. good evening.
family took an early lead with firing within the first ten minutes. chelsea struck back with two goals in as many minutes. all the goals we re in as many minutes. all the goals were to come in the first half. an unmarked burns, it moves chelsea level with spurs. the blues have played a game more. there was a —— they have to hope that results went their way. there was a 3—0 when at holt. an automatic promotion has taken a blow after a 2—0 loss. so
jay cannot bundle their second home lead. leeds stay in third, three points behiond second—placed sheffield united. elsewhere play—off—chasing middlesbrough and bristol city — both lost away from home. it means derby are now into the play off places after two late goals against qpr. towards the bottom, rotherham and millwall are still in big danger of the drop — they both lost. aston villa's win over millwall was their 10th in a row — breaking a record more than a century old. reading should be safe now, they drew with west brom. in rugby league's super league — leaders st helens ran in 11 tries to hammer hull fc. 62 points to 16. adam swift and kevin naiqama scored a hat—trick of tries each.. saints are still four points clear of warrington who also had a big win
— 511—6 at hull kingston rovers. elsewhere there were wins for huddersfield giants. the beat london broncos. the champions wigan warriors, edged out salford. and wakefield trinity, who beat bottom club leeds.... meanwhile castleford tigers slumped to a heavy defeat in the south of france. catalan dragons ran in six tries, as they cruised to 37 points to 16 win. sam tomkins with one of them. that defeat means castleford slip down to fourth behind wakefield. catalans are sixth. boxer kash ali has been given a six—month ban there's a shock in the making at the world snooker championship in sheffield. 23 year old amateurjames cahill leads ronnie 0'sullivan 5—4 in their first round match. cahill is the first amateur to qualify for the event and gave an early signal of his intention as he took the first frame. the world number one fought back but has looked as if his mind is elsewhere at times and has made plenty of mistakes. cahill has created plenty of opportunities
and already appears to feel at home in the crucible. he'll return to the table tomorrow with a 5 frames to 4 lead in a best of 19 contest. three times champion mark selby is having a real battle with china's zhao xintong. he has won ten frames to seven. higgins is looking to make it third time lucky after losing the last two finals of the crucible. are subject —— sucha finals of the crucible. are subject —— such a tough game. mark left me off the hook a few times. a great one. i've not beat mark for a while so one. i've not beat mark for a while so it was good. trainer willie mullins claimed a first irish grand national victory as burrows saint took the win at fairyhouse. the 6—1 shot favourite, ridden byjockey ruby walsh, led at the final fence and had enough to hold off two of mullins other horses in isle—of—hope—n—dreams
and acapella bourgeois. mullins' historic win comes just a month after winning his first cheltenham gold cup. that's all the sport for now. hopefully you managed to make the most of the sunshine over easter. it was spectacularly warm and sunny and we have arranged for you to have another fine day on tuesday. from wednesday, it does look as though things are going to be going downhill. what goes up, must come down. the satellite images shows a lot of cloud with weather fronts eventually heading our way and bringing showers and thunderstorms. very unsettled incidentally across the mediterranean right now. very strong winds and downpours and it has been colder in spain and portugal and even gibraltar compared to what we have had here in the uk. not that anymore tomorrow, a shade cooler. much of north—western europe and scandinavia still under the influence of high—pressure, u nsettled influence of high—pressure, unsettled weather. tuesday morning is looking absolutely fine. not as cold as it was yesterday morning but
it is still going to be a little bit chilly. then quickly those temperatures will shoot up once again, whether you are in the south of the west of the north of the uk. the weather is looking fine. averages comfortably to 20 degrees. nudging up to around 20 or so in glasgow and edinburgh. maybe cooler on the north sea coast. changes begin from tuesday night into wednesday so these weather fronts, and there is a lot of them out there with the low pressure, they are glowing their way in our direction. we will be getting some showers and they could be heavy. they could be thunderstorms. as we go through the course of the day, the showers will drift north to affect parts of wales, the midlands and eventually north—west of england. notice not much going on there across the far north of england and scotland or northern ireland. we should get away with it here. cooler on wednesday
with it here. cooler on wednesday with temperatures nudging up to 20 degrees but for most of us, high—teens. the really cool and will arrive later in the week. we lose the milder and get this colder current of air coming out of the atla ntic current of air coming out of the atlantic so there are temperatures really dropping. that is when we will it. maybe from friday into the weekend with northern areas of the uk not even making double figures. tennant, 11, 12 celsius. it looks like it's going to be a 12 degrees drop. that's it from me, good night.
welcome to newsday on the bbc. i'm sharanjit leyl in colombo. the headlines: sri lanka grieves. with close to 300 people killed in sunday's bomb attacks, the first funerals are taking place. the shock and disbelief remain raw. even here outside, shattered glass everywhere, roof tiles that are broken. and all around a strong smell of blood and death. as the government imposes emergency powers, it's facing more questions about its failure to act on intelligence ahead of the attacks. hello. i'm ben bland in london. also in the programme: the us threatens sanctions on any country importing oilfrom iran