tv The Papers BBC News November 11, 2019 11:30pm-12:01am GMT
said to come in from the pressure said to come in from the west. ahead of it, it stays cold, dry with sunshine. this is when the front potentially could bring some along spells of wet weather across england. just exactly weather front is likely to sit. that could have an impact yet again. keep abreast of the forecast, england and wales, rain, butfor the forecast, england and wales, rain, but for scotland and northern ireland, cold, dry and sunny. we've still got those blue tones sitting across the uk as we go into friday. another ridge of high pressure builds on quieten things down a little bit of it will certainly come yet again as well, welcome news. the rest of the dry and sunny weather, northern england, a few scattered
showers running in of north sea coasts. as you move out of friday and saturday, we have got this weather front pushing on. and saturday, we have got this weatherfront pushing on. a band of cloud and rain is high pressure builds in. not expecting too much insignificant rainfall. also, dry wood just a few isolated showers. i pressure is set to build in behind. thanks could actually quieten down. there is still a level of uncertainty so we could see the battles of low pressure out of the west with high pressure in the east.
this is bbc news with lu kwesa burack. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment — first the headlines. nigel farage gives in to pressure from fellow brexiteers and says his brexit party will not stand in tory held seats. the brexit party will not contest the 317 seats that the conservatives won the last election. however what we will do is concentrate our total effort into all of the seats that are held by the labour party. a chinese firm confirms a rescue deal for british steel — buying it for 70 million and saving 4000 jobs in scunthorpe and teesside. it has been a big concern, nobody knowing what would happen and whether they would have a job to pay their mortgage. finally something positive. it's good. there are 42 flood warnings still in place in the north
of england. ministers will hold an emergency meeting tomorrow as locals underline the scale of the crisis. a state of emergency has been declared in new south wales and queensland as bushfires continue to burn, posing what authorities say, is a "catastrophic" threat. families in england will benefit from two cannabis—based medicines approved for the nhs — but others say they still won't get what they need. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are asa bennett, the brexit commissioning editor at the telegraph, and sienna rodgers, who's the editor of labourlist. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the financial times says borisjohnson has been given
a boost after nigel farage‘s announcement that the brexit party would not contest any of the 317 seats won by the conservatives at the last general election, while hinting he might withdraw even more parliamentary candidates. the guardian also suggests nigel farage is facing calls from brexit supporters to stand down further candidates. the daily mail quotes polling experts saying the move might still not be enough to hand the tories a majority at next month's election. the metro shows the prime minister sipping a beer on the campaign trail, suggesting he's toasting the news. the daily express describes it as a gift for the conservative party leader. according to the daily telegraph, the brexit party is in retreat. they say mr farage bowed to pressure from within his own party to pull the candidates after conceding that splitting the leave vote would put brexit at risk.
the daily mirror decides to concentrate on the floods affecting parts of the uk. they claim communities in the north have been let down by the tories, who have spent most flood defence cash in the south. meanwhile the times also carries a picture of the floods and they report the hs2 rail project should go ahead, despite costs ballooning to 88 billion pounds, according to a review of the scheme seen by the paper. let's start our chat. this time with the guardian that we start with politics and the general election. nigel farage urged to give the conservatives a free run at labour seats. this is the reaction to nigel farage saying that brexit party will not take on tory held seeds because it appreciates that doing so would do but dies brexit. i allowing,
making it more likely that a labour backed administration could take over. he has embarked on a slippery slope. after initially saying that he asked for some changes to the deal and now he says i will not run against borisjohnson deal and now he says i will not run against boris johnson but deal and now he says i will not run against borisjohnson but i will still run against the labour. another tories who compete for the same another tories who compete for the sa m e votes another tories who compete for the same votes in those seeds are saying could you not? that is still problematic and we would like a majority. the brexit party still remains a threat and this is where the champagne is still in the ridge because they know they wanted clean run against labourand because they know they wanted clean run against labour and they are not getting that yet. it is telling that those in the party him to stand down more candidates. there are many candidates and many conservatives saying well, if you really want to
get it done you just cannot do this. you cannot let labour possibly gain a majority because it could hold onto the sleeve seats in the midlands and the north that are important to the party. labour does need to hold the metropolitan remains seats. if the brexit party helps to split the leave vote in those crucial leave seats for labour benefit, then how will the brexit party help to deliver brexit? that is the argument. where does this leave labour? they are trying to fight a vanguard action pointing to this tory nonaggression by effectively saying these brexit party people who, on the face of it would pose a threat by dint of being an alternative for disaffected eurosceptics who do not wish to vote labour but hate the boat for had to vote for tories. jeremy corbyn can now say that they are just turquoise
tories. it is a trump alliance. it is what donald trump wanted. it remains to be seen and will be a finer grasp on how labour voters will react. stay with the story but turning to the front page of the sun. he did not say cheers but obviously... ma haswell have. and what about labour? what about the option of forming their own agreements? the idea of labour doing agreements? the idea of labour doing a similarthing and agreements? the idea of labour doing a similar thing and having its own electoral packed with people like the liberal democrats is unlikely, not the least because the lib dems would not do that, it is not in their interest to do that. joe swinson many votes you may come to her would be from labour voters to centrist for jeremy corbyn's her would be from labour voters to centrist forjeremy corbyn's party i'iow. centrist forjeremy corbyn's party now. i don't think that will happen and labour does not agree as an idea
anyway. what about the idea that was thrown out by nicola sturgeon? she said that she would be willing to form an issue by issue alliance, so to speak. uk labour have been clear in saying there will absolutely be i'io in saying there will absolutely be no electoral packed and no deal. nothing formal whatsoever. however if labour is the biggest party on december 13 if labour is the biggest party on december13 and it if labour is the biggest party on december 13 and it is yet to secure a majority the snp at that point wants to support labour votes on a vote by vote basis, not a kind of dup tory style deal than they can do that. and perhaps in that mix would be an independence forum —— referendum for scotland. they want to keep them at an arm's length at the moment
because the tory campaign are poised and ready to try and push this narrative and in a manner that they did with the miliband and alex salmond, thatjeremy corbyn will offer another referendum in which then there will be another referendum on the eu and on the uk itself. two toxic referendums is the mantra they like to drum. and that is why as soon asjeremy corbyn suggested he may be willing to offer the scottish parliament referendum, the scottish parliament referendum, the tories claim that that is a definite thing and when would he like to hold it? it could be the price that he is forced to pay for a hung parliament. and then the hopes of nigel farage and chrisjohnson are confounded because everything is up are confounded because everything is up in the air again. the daily mail here, the papers saying it is still not enough. to secure a majority. they have been vocal on this because
they ran a standdown nigel frontpage they ran a standdown nigel frontpage the other day and clearly it will be fascinating how the brexit party feel about this. you know, effectively they are under pressure to stand down even more candidates. and tactically that makes sense strategically makes sense for the borisjohnson strategically makes sense for the boris johnson case strategically makes sense for the borisjohnson case of getting the brexit deal in the majority he wa nts. brexit deal in the majority he wants. yet if you are a brexit party candidate, you have a right to stand. you could be bullied into not standing at all and not making your argument. there will have to be some bedrock they grind the party down to. nigel farage will not want to climb down further and that is why people are being nice to him. boris johnson has thanked him for recognising that a gridlocked parliament is a problem. if nigel does a seed to these demands, what is the point of the brexit party? if
it is only going to be standing in remains voting lib dem marginals then why is it in existence? the final paper covering this story is the times. and they visited boston in lincolnshire, they visited boston in lincolnshire, the highest leave vote and it was interesting that many of the voters there were saying that they will not vote forjeremy corbyn, they will not vote for labour because of jeremy corbyn. do you think that will be labb's problem here? more than what they are offering, is it internal? on the doorstep obviously there is huge meat messages about that. if we're talking about jeremy corbyn and his personal appeal, his personal poll ratings are bad and awful. 0n the doorstop i have found
that they are completely divided, voters. 0ne that they are completely divided, voters. one part of the constituency say they love him, he is authentic and they believe him. i get all of that and then in other parts of the constituency there will be concerned about brexit and where he stands on the and, you know, perhaps in those kind of areas of the country, not london, concerns about national security. it is massively mixed. but labour will certainly be hoping that its policy announcement through this general election campaign is what gets attention and remind people that labour wants to tackle austerity with a great industrial —— green industrial revolution and all of those policies. times and traffic. yes. the high-speed rail. names fines and an assessment of the rail project, yes, it is going up to
£88 billion in the benefit is even slimmer but they recommend ministers do go ahead with this because it will benefit the north in the midlands north more than london and thatis midlands north more than london and that is what borisjohnson would want. not soft soaping, not whitewashing and he loves big projects. when he was london mayor. this week and say, he can grit his teeth and say this was worth it, is going to keep a close eye on costs. it's a controversial one, it divides everyone. there have been so many arguments over hsz internally and in the labor party over whether this really is cost efficient. i remember a few years ago they were talking about how it's going to cost £8 billion for a section between a induced and, different parts of london. people have been warning, is this actually worth it? in terms of
cost, it escalated so the benefit to taxpayers has fallen from £2 30 for every pound spent to between £130 and £150. it is incredible. what is labour's position on hs2? and £150. it is incredible. what is labour's position on h52? as i say, labour's position on h52? as i say, labour mps labour's position on h52? as i say, labourmps are labour's position on h52? as i say, labour mps are certainly divided on the issue. ithink labour mps are certainly divided on the issue. i think it is a really tricky one but the concentration is very much on the early stages of hsz, very much on the early stages of h52, and what happens when we get up to the north and the links between those northern cities and that is what really matters to labour. the transport links that really matter. he was saying he was going to move a lot of the infrastructure, the
treasury decisions, it's not easy. the north has been an issue for decades. you have to wonder how on earth is this going to be achieved? 0ne earth is this going to be achieved? one of the key benefits of h52 is that it would bridge that north— south divide. people want to be careful that it doesn't just south divide. people want to be careful that it doesn'tjust need london even more but benefits the north more than it does benefit london. it takes people out of london. it takes people out of london rather than bringing more people in. we're going to go back to the telegraph. a former soldier has been under unimaginable posture overwork in syria. this is the syrian white helmets gentleman. we really need to get to the bottom of the mystery of james le mesurier, who was found dead at the bottom of his balcony in istanbul. moscow
accused him of being a former mi6 agent but the man who was a backer of the syrian white helmets, he was doing such good stuff under pressure. clearly questions are being asked about what seems to be, a tragic death. i mean, it's obviously interesting story and more is going to come to light about the circumstances because at the moment, the turkish security officials are saying it has been treated as a suspected suicide. what all sources say it is too soon to know what is happening. more will come out. ok, the staff. i had to pause when i saw this headline. bring back grange hill to save britain. there is a serious point to this. the creator of grange hill wants the series to
come back because he feels the series could educate youngsters on the dangers of knife crime and social media bullying and in its heyday, it was tackling the big issues so he thinks his series could have a new lease on life. who has seen grange hill? i haven't. i know of it. my mum has talked about it. i was never allowed to watch it back when i was young, long time ago but the point is, when you look at drama series, particularly for young adults. you have to ask the question, are they watching this sort of television because a lot of it now is on line and secondly, how do you target issues like gun crime, knife crime? how on earth to writers go about doing that and still be very relevant and not condescending to youngsters? not talking down to them. clearly it is a careful balance to try to introduce these
themes. i've spent too much time watching things like captain planet which was about the environment. that could come back. attenborough era, we are blue planet, why not? a 5- era, we are blue planet, why not? a 5— minute section at the end about cleaning up, don't litter. it very much and rammed the message down people's quotes. that's why it wasn't lasting for 30 years. what's important is to get writers directly from those age groups and directly from those age groups and directly from marginalised communities. that's what the focus has shifted towards. my age group, we were watching skins as a teenager, about teenagers taking drugs and having lots of time. it was pretty saucy. it was. a lot of young people writing for it as well so they are mostly in touch with those issues better than anyone else.|j mostly in touch with those issues better than anyone else. i find a lot of young adults aren't watching
network television. they are watching things like netflix and their watching programmes on there andi their watching programmes on there and i have no idea what's on there at the moment. but i think this is going to be interesting to see how they tackle this. of course, because at the same time, i can see the good intentions. as you are saying, if you're watching increasingly diversified content, watching breaking bad instead, they will be learning, there are glamorised suggestions of drug paraphernalia and series like narcos. bojack horseman, have you seen that? very good, animation, it's absolutely early on. it deals with depression and mental health issues very well. i think it will be adults educating themselves if this comes back. absolutely. how on earth incorporate
social media? absolutely. how on earth incorporate social media ? anyway, absolutely. how on earth incorporate social media? anyway, sienna and asa, thank you very much. 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. a big thank you to my guests this evening, asa bennett and sienna rogers, and from all of us, goodnight. good evening, i'm gavin ramjaun — and this is your latest sports news. there's been a shock at the atp world tour finals. alexander zverev has beaten the world number one rafael nadal for the first time. the spaniard had been struggling with injury in the run—up to the event 6-4, and zverev, the defending champion, beat him 6—2, 6-4, nadal faces a tough task
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in a row in her class. and there was more gold for great britain, thanks tojonathan broom—edwards, who finally took the t64 high jump title, after finishing second the last three times. kadeena cox — admitted she was still struggling with an eating disorder, after winning a silver medal in dubai. cox was beaten into second place in the 400 metres and said the pressure of being at the event meant a few bad habits had snuck back in. british athletics said they would continue to support her and she'd be running in the 200—metres on wednesday. it's been a challenge. it's been tricky. just trying to deal with managing my eating, having so many me, so me, so many me, so many eyes me, so many eyes on people around me, so many eyes on me, it's pushed me to do more extreme things. i had one bad thing on my way out here and i bought loads of sweets so i binged, and u nfortu nately, loads of sweets so i binged, and unfortunately, it's part of the
battle in my head. that's all the sport for now. hello there, the rest of this week is looking fairly unsettled and we will keep locate pressure nearby. some sunshine around but also some spells of rain which will be quite heavy stop quite windy as well, and it will stand the cold side and with that, likely to see further sleet and snow over the high ground. tuesday, low pressure firmly in control, lots of showers across northern areas, squeezing the isobars, looking like parts of northern and western wales, parts of north—west england, 55—65 miles per hour, plenty of showers, longer spells of rain spreading across the country, some of them heavy with sunshine and clean, wintering in the high ground. temperatures seven, eight degrees to many. cold when the showers come along. that area of low
pressure pushes off into the north sea. bump of high—pressure building before next weather system arrives later on wednesday and through thursday. there could be many central, northern and eastern areas with a fine day, thanks to the pump of high—pressure. a cold start. the cold day to come, four, five degrees at best, 7— eight further south across the west for northern ireland, wales, south—west england with breezy conditions, some wind units. as we head into the thursday, that weather front will pivot. it could be that some parts of england and wales could see a lot of rainfall throughout the day. a bit of uncertainty to the north and south but some of this rain could be a flat thing the flood affected areas of the midlands and northern england. you have to stay tuned to the forecast and head on line to
check out the latest flood warnings. at whether front will weaken, the ridge of high—pressure will move back western areas. friday, quite cloudy, breezy across eastern areas. further north and west, and improving picture thanks to that high—pressure with increasing amounts of sunshine. at least you will have a sunshine to compensate across the north and the west.
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