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tv   The Papers  BBC News  May 4, 2019 10:30pm-11:00pm BST

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hello. this is bbc news with geeta guru—murthy. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment — first the headlines. former conservative party leader, iain duncan smith, says the prime minister must go now or be forced out — after the party suffers heavy losses in the english local elections. former defence secretary gavin williamson claims he's
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a victim of a ‘witch hunt‘ after police say they won't be investigating a leak from the national security council about the tech giant huawei. officials in gaza say a mother and a baby are among four people killed in israeli air strikes. israel says they retaliated after palestinian militants fired at least two hundred rockets into israel. cyclone fani causes destruction in india and bangladesh — but the indian government's rapid evacuation of overi million people is praised for saving lives hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow with me arejohn rentoul, chief political commentator for the independent and anne ashworth, associate editor of the times. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the sunday times
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reveals exclusive details of theresa may's "final desperate gamble" on brexit — by offering concessions tojeremy corbyn, including a temporary customs arrangement with the eu. the sunday telegraph quotes nigel farage, who says the prime minister will be entering into a coaltion "against the people" if she agrees a customs deal with the labour leader and the observer reports that opposition mps will not back what they call a may—corbyn brexit "stitch—up" — and will insist on a confirmatory vote from the outcome of their talks. and finally the mail on sunday criticises dame emma thompson for flying from london to new york, just days after taking part in climate protests in the capital. a lot of politics and potential tory labour deal on the front pages of the papers here. do you think people are following the detail first of
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all and there is an appetite? for some kind of resolution? there's a huge appetite for resolution. the nation has enjoyed this. a little hiatus, brexit disappeared from the front pages for a while and there was a really big story but now countries are back to politics as normal and trying to find a way to make brexit happen in the sunday times is reporting that the deal is almost done. ideal with labour which would involve better workers' rights, aspect of the single market and temporary customs union and mrs may is willing to absolute risk civil war. that's what we call the sub deck which is the second deadline with the rest of the tory party to make this happen. in order to bring brexit about following
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those disastrous results for our leading parties in the council elections. potentially civil war for labour as well, do you believe the stories? the... the sunday times says that here's the terms of the deal and the observer says the talks appear to be doomed. i think the observer is more right because if you look at the small print of these present —— revelations it's a big it was a deep break the deal all along. and the labour party would not have a thing. i don't believe it is in his interest to vote for it and he would be getting them out of an enormous hole they dug for themselves. he has to go along with themselves. he has to go along with the obviously because he has to appear to be statesman—like and i
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don't think you will agree to it. pa rt don't think you will agree to it. part of this whole conundrum is even if we saw some sort of announcement now on a deal and an agreement even if that happened was that there are the votes in parliament both tory and liberal whips would lose and haemorrhage votes. they are quite explicit saying there are more than 100 labour mps that would rebel straightaway but i wonder if there is some calculation going on here with the results of the local election causing people very worried about their seats and more likely to fall into line. and we cannot emphasise too much how badly those elections went from both labour and conservatives and people might be looking towards the autumn and
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joblessness and what is the phrase used in the sunday times? just suck it up. whether they are liberal or conservative. they did so well and of course in favour of revoking article 50. is that fair to say? of course in favour of revoking article 50. is that fair to sawm isa article 50. is that fair to sawm is a factor, but there's also a factor in the conservative losses of vote rs factor in the conservative losses of voters being extremely fed up with them because they failed to deliver brexit and the vote is stilljust as divided. just as divided as parliament is. half of them want to leave and half of them want to stay. that's the way it's been in british politics for the past three years. i'm afraid that the remainers are going to get their way because levers have been unable to agree
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and. this pure break that, this divorce that some of them seem to envisage and then this inability to ta ke envisage and then this inability to take reality check and may be they expect that the european elections will be the ultimate reality chequebook but they will see the brexit party do well and change party, who knows? and a picture don't go against that, he warns me. that would actually take us out of the european union and have him a job. nigel faraj is the remainerand complain party. i was to stay in the eu forever more. so there will be
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not know nigel faraj. if we left then there will... i would set on television that i had forgotten who he was. i assumed it would have left by now. as we have not he will be the dominant figure in british politics for the next three years. also in all of these front page stories is very little snippets. including dominic who once supposes that he will be the next prime minister and saying there will be a cut in income tax. it's all very confused. in some certainly think the singapore model is going to be a brexit scenario. we want these people to be working together. it's
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what we pay them for. it's leadership jockeying. the what we pay them for. it's leadershipjockeying. the problem is that the tories are just deluded if they think that a different leader will somehow solve the brexit problem for them which is what iain duncan smith is talking about. they also keep going and saying what are you actually leaving? she does not give them a day and they go away again. the boss of the 1922 committee is supposed to be going to ask her but why should see say? they just want to kick the can down the road and hope that somehow some resolution will come and some extraordinary intervention. who knows from where. leadership is utterly crucial. if it's not resolved and even if the first stage is passed in some sort of way before december when she can be challenged again, if you get a figure like borisjohnson you face with the
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actual dealers and the person that will determine the potential. actual dealers and the person that will determine the potentiallj don't will determine the potential.” don't think we will get there. if we don't think we will get there. if we do believe she will go and boris can ta ke do believe she will go and boris can take over and possible negotiation, but we will not leave, i don't think. in which case she will stay in by the end of the year we will still have her. what you think that means for our political life? we seen that people will rebel against oui’ seen that people will rebel against our main parties and what does this mean? ifind our main parties and what does this mean? i find this very troubling. so do i. troubling for what democracy? do you think people voting to go out of the eu if they don't see it happening, what are the longer consequences? what future leaders could do whether it's boris or jeremy corbyn because the general election is one way to change to make about parliament and get a different set of numbers and that
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helps brexit and the water plot exposed. the sunday times have this story about what he might do with water companies. interesting. starting to talk about re—nationalization of the water companies. there will be tremendously not popular with the shareholders and we thought that he would move if he ever came to power first but looks as if he is going to have the rather smaller goal of the water companies. the most interesting thing is just how many pension funds whose members across all political parties would be massively opposed to this. some of the numbers and here are extraordinary. the labour government would be half the value of the water company. i think that's confiscation
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under european convention under human rights. will be an argument about how much it's worth. you don't think any of this will happen? what about the other aspect. it's got more interest in the papers of the moment. but they are take us more interesting. emma thompson took a flight interesting. emma thompson took a flight to new york. it's herjob, she's an actress. they tend to have to fly quite a lot. i don't know what we think about her, but calling her a first—class hypocrite... what we think about her, but calling her a first-class hypocrite... she was ina her a first-class hypocrite... she was in a first—class seat. it's not more environmentally damaging. you ta ke more environmentally damaging. you take up more space in the plane. this is an old story. we are talking about emma thompson where he could bea about emma thompson where he could be a climate change activist and fly last week, i think maybe the whole
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thing has gone on a little bit too long. i think it's tawdry to have a photo of her taken of her by a fellow passenger. you might as well travel at the back of the plane. there is no privacy anywhere. this is all against the background of the story that everyone wanted to be writing tonight which was the royal baby, this would have been a gorgeous picture and you can see from the mail on sunday how they would be able to replace it with the royal baby very easily. and emma would be relegated to the back of the book as we call it. they have these magical photos... there's one photo there which is quite interesting. we have not seen this photo. we don't know if it's magical 01’ photo. we don't know if it's magical or intrusion of her privacy. we want this baby pictures. we were all
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expecting this to happen by now for some reason. and we know that it will be a very good for the papers because people feign a lack of interest and far too high—minded to be interested in the royals. but they would still come a lot of people... they have a mixed race pa rented people... they have a mixed race parented baby. it's historically interesting. it is historically interesting. it is historically interesting and people love good news and papers. there is a whole interest now of what i do and what we call constructive news, better news. not telling people life is wretched and miserable but giving them something that makes them smile. indeed, meghan markle's baby news. she has let down all of the editors of all of the sunday newspapers. there's still time.
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final editions, exactly. maybe it will cheer up a rainy bank holiday monday. let's hope. let's hope whenever the royal baby comes. thanks very much, we will see you both in about an hour's time. next on bbc news it's time for the travel show. coming up on this week's programme... the clubbers picking up paintbrushes to help with a hurricane clear up in the caribbean... and i am in dubai getting a taste of life in the fast lane. we're starting off this week's show on the caribbean island of st martin which, back in september 2017, was hit by one of the most powerful
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atlantic storms in its history. the hurricane was huge, bringing winds of over 300 kilometres per hour and it left a trail of devastation in its path. but almost two years on, the island is now back and open for business. and this year, one of dance music's biggest annual festivals lent the locals a helping hand too. we sent greg mckenzie to find out more. when hurricane irma made landfall on the small island of st martin in september 2017, nobody had quite predicted its ferocity. homes, businesses and beach front hotels were reduced to rubble. the ocean washed away almost everything in its path. it's heartbreaking, honestly. and, right now you're seeing
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a little bit of the workers, you know, repairing their buildings and businesses, but before, you wouldn't be able to pass to here. here was like a deserted area. it was really rough. unfortunately, not everybody could...make it during those rough times. well, totally destroyed. the hurricane lasted for three days and caused over $1 billion of damage. almost 80% of the island was affected and locals have said this was the worst hurricane in living memory. now, here on orient bay, this wasn't spared. just behind me was holiday homes...totally wiped out. but now, almost two years on, the island is doing everything it can to rebuild and get the tourist‘s back. there might be a mass exodus from your island when there is such a hurricane, but our people, really the majority of people, stayed, they worked hard, they worked for each other and, from just cleaning up the roads
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and getting their houses back in order to showing up to work the next day, police officers, medical staff, they were all back to work the next day after the storm to try the rebuilding effort of the island. there is work still to do and help has come from an unlikely source. the sxm music festival is the biggest annual event
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