tv The Papers BBC News August 31, 2019 11:30pm-11:45pm BST
hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment. first, the headlines. police in texas are searching for two people who are believed to have opened fire from two separate vehicles. police in the city of odessa say there are multiple gunshot victims. thousands take to the streets
across the uk to condemn borisjohnson‘s decision to suspend parliament. in hong kong, police storm an underground train using pepper spray and batons as the city sees some of the worst street battles yet. it is the very centre of hong kong, and look at it. they warned them not to protest today. the government buildings under siege and it is complete mayhem. 66 migrants have been detained as they tried to cross the english channel to reach kent. several boats have been intercepted. close to 2 million people in north—east india are stripped of their citizenship, accused of being illegal immigrants.
hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are city am's comment and feature‘s editor rachel cunliffe, and the journalist and author yasmin alibhai—brown. thank you very much for coming in. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. we can run through them for you now. "brexit endgame" — that's on the front of the sunday telegraph as borisjohnson considers ousting tory rebels who undermine his attempts to secure a new deal with brussels and michel barnier vows that he will not ditch the backstop. the sunday express reports that the prime minister will call an election within days if remain mps succeed in blocking a no—deal brexit. there's a similar story on the front of the sunday times with borisjohnson warning tory mps that they must back him to deliver brexit or risk putting jeremy corbyn in power. the times also has the latest on the government's plans to end freedom of movement on october 31st, writing that these have been torn up due to legal reasons. the observer features an image of crowds outside downing street protesting at the shutdown
of parliament alongside reports that former civil service chiefs have joined calls for a top—level inquiry into how borisjohnson‘s closest aide dominic cummings was able to sack one of the chancellor's advisers. and the mail on sunday follows suit with a brexit lead publishing comments from brexiteerjacob rees—mogg. the paper also has an exclusive interview with the father of the duchess of sussex, meghan markle. i see iseea i see a theme coming towards us. we thought brexit was on hold, but of course a monster week coming up. in advance of that, the sunday times have an exclusive interview with the my minister in his first interview. he is talking tough. he says, it is me or corbin chaos. it is not tough, is it? it is not tough to say be scared of the leader of the opposition and back to me. i will give you all this money from a forest of magic money trees. he is
bribing everyone. colleagues with whom he has worked, i am not a tory, but mps want good respect, like philip hammond, but threatening to ta ke philip hammond, but threatening to take away the whip. this is not the behaviour of somebody who claims to behaviour of somebody who claims to be on democracy. this is not democratic behaviours. and ifind it quite interesting that his popularity remains where it is. these interesting surveys done recently about the number of people including young people who think democracy is overrated, they want a strong man in power, some alarming developments here. i think this is because he is scared now. i think a bit of him, all these people coming together last week just bit of him, all these people coming together last weekjust before he went in parliament, unlikely alliances really, nobody actually thought, and in my viewjeremy corbyn has been a useless leader, but he did manage to bring together this coalition, the church
declaration and the reaction that i think boris and his inner team, circle are producing is the behaviour of somebody who is scared and... do you agree with that analysis? i would say radical. i say he wants to win an election, he wants a proper majority which he doesn't have at the moment. after years of inaction under theresa may, we are starting to get some action, we are starting to get some action, we had that remaining alliance last week that was quite a radical unexpected move in response, boris johnson aspires to do a radical move with parliament and you have tory rebels who are threatening to potentially vote against their own prime minister and who have said they will not sign up to an ideal manifesto. a breakaway party. the independent conservatives. in response to that, boris johnson independent conservatives. in response to that, borisjohnson is saying, you will get deselected anyway. it is all moves and counter
moves at the moment. total inertia for three months and suddenly everyone has strategies. he has to make bold moves because he has a deadline coming up and he has to do something and he is doing something. the deadline... he is the one who said we're going to do this, it has to be do or die, and then he says here, you now taken away my ability to do here, you now taken away my ability todoa here, you now taken away my ability to do a deal. here is my prediction. if he does get ideal whenever it is, i don't think we will be leaving on the 31st of october because too much is happening domestically. the deal won't be that different from... from mrs may in the end. it will have alterations to the backstop, it will be called boris's brilliant brexit. he will try and get it through. we will come to the telegraph in a moment, but before we leave the
sunday times, tucked away down the bottom here, end to freedom of movement postponed. this is another backtrack after grand plan was announced the way eu citizens here might define themselves in a people come october 31. they may be in a pickle no more. the home secretary would herself be in a pickle where anyone paying attention or carrying about what is happening in the home office, which they could be. she said free movement would and overnight on the 315t of october. the government doesn't have a plan without a deal that either administratively or in terms of the law, and lawyers have advised them don't do it it is illegal and it will get thrown out in court, and thatis will get thrown out in court, and that is the end of that plan. basically, the home office can't even manage to get its own flagship policy through itself. how are we trusting it to handle the applications of those billions of eu citizens? we have lots of written working in the eu. —— britons.
living in the eu, studying in the eu. what is stopping a tit—for—tat and the whole thing becoming a right old mess in a department which is now becoming infamous for big messes? theresa may's department, yes. there are two sides to all of this. in the sunday telegraph, eyeballing each other in that picture, borisjohnson...” eyeballing each other in that picture, boris johnson. .. i am eyeballing each other in that picture, borisjohnson... i am not sure why barnier is yellow. picture, borisjohnson... i am not sure why barnier is yellowlj picture, borisjohnson... i am not sure why barnier is yellow. i am not sure why barnier is yellow. i am not sure of the significance of the colours. they are eyeballing each other. brexit endgame, but the suggestion barnier is not going to back down on the backstop. suggestion barnier is not going to back down on the backstopm suggestion barnier is not going to back down on the backstop. it is not just barnier. they are picking these so—called villains. there are 27 countries here and they are largely in agreement that there can't be new deals on the basis. but of course this is going to be, it is not an end game, i wish it were, we
wouldn't have to talk about it weekend, week out. it is going to go on for a long time. the suggestion is it has been overplayed, this idea borisjohnson said this movement with macron... merkel borisjohnson said this movement with macron. .. merkel said we would do it in two years, maybe we could do it in two years, maybe we could do ——do it in 30 days. she was speaking figuratively, not literally. we can make little changes. the eu doesn't want to be blamed for the no deal brexit and barnier addresses that and says the public is going to blame the eu. i think a substantial amount of british people might blame the eu. i read somewhere that this week they we re read somewhere that this week they were prepared to go beyond the october deadline so they wouldn't be blamed. yes, they are prepared to keep extending it as long as, therefore, that a selection of the times, right at the end, quite from hammond today, looking about whether
or not tory mps who vote against the prime minister are disloyal or not tories, and he says, thought it was stubbornly hypocritical deselect rebels given that eight members of the current cabinet have defied the party whip this year. double standards there. absolutely. i want to return to your theme of the hunt for vellum is because the observer has named a villain as they see here, they are saying they must launch an urgent enquiry into the reign of terror. this is a machiavellian character as he is presented, coming. yesterday he sacked sajid javid's media special adviser, a woman, he had her escorted out by the police without telling sajid javid apparently, took her personal and professional phones. by what rights, when people talk about this is against
democracy, what is this democracy? we have a prime minister who is elected by a sliver of the population, he is now brought in, these people who were never elected and we have had them just as critical as him as cummings who dominate now whitehall. ifind it astonishing that we still don't understand what is happening to our democracy. it is also held in contempt of parliament for refusing to turn up to a parliamentary select committee. what was a comedy show the bbc did? the thick of it! too close to the bone. an enquiry as to what went on there. down the side of the observer, the mayor of london has been talking very critically about the rise of what he calls extreme right—wing leaders. from's rise obscuring lessons of world war
ii. it is 80 years since germany invaded poland, which is in anniversary of with remembering, not celebrating or commemorating, and he is drawing parallels to what is happening today. i don't want to get apostolic on this because people say trump is basically hitler, but they are similarities in the kind of language that is being used, the other ring of american citizens who are ethnically diverse, of migrants who came legally who are described in terms that take away their humanity, there are issues significant issues with the way that legal and illegal migrants and children are being in camps which effectively our concentration camps on the us border and there is also a very worrying trend of people who would otherwise be very sensible politicians or media space apologising and making excuses for trump's attack on his colleagues, on
his opponents, the media, enemies of the people, this escalation in rhetoric which we have seen over the la st rhetoric which we have seen over the last three years and i think he is right to draw parallels it is not nazi germany at the moment but it is interesting to remember, how important it is to remember how nazi germany became nazi germany. important it is to remember how nazi germany became nazi germanylj important it is to remember how nazi germany became nazi germany. i could not s. it is also very important to remember this thing that was said, never again, never say never again. anything is possible. talking of freedoms and risks to people, the sunday telegraph, one of their bottom stories, the world cannot ignore the plight of blasphemy victims. remind us... who she is and what you are saying. she was a christian born and raised in pakistan and she was falsely accused of blasphemy, which has the death penalty in pakistan. itjust makes me so ashamed to be even saying this. they kept her in for over 20
yea rs, this. they kept her in for over 20 years, and in the end, thank god she was released and thank god she got out of bed before they killed her because they were waiting to kill her. now she is speaking out. i think it is important. as a muslim, i have to say that in almost every country, muslim country in the world, minorities, especially christians and jewish people, are horribly persecuted. we want for ourselves equality here, rightly so and in america, and in europe, we should actually be demanding that our countries give that same equality to other minorities living in their countries and we never speak up enough. i am glad she is doing what she is doing because after a ll doing what she is doing because after all this time in prison, she has found her voice. we will end on a tabloid story, the mail on sunday, very briefly, tucked away, world exclusive they say. megan's dad, why can't i see baby archie? it is a
separate just like desperate attempt to have anything from brexit. he wants to get his name in all the papers and he has managed it and he is proving why he shouldn't be allowed to see him, and i don't know why they are printing it. don't we need a comedy written about this? jack—in—the—box jumps up every time something happens. gets into the papers. yes, ifi something happens. gets into the papers. yes, if i were meghan and harry, i would just put all this on one side, give it all up, go live in paris. i saw a suggestion on the mail‘s mid side they might be moving to la. they have had enough. that is 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/slash papers. and if you miss the programme any evening, you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. a big thank you.