tv Victoria Derbyshire BBC News February 27, 2017 9:00am-9:31am GMT
hello. it's monday. it's 9 o'clock. i'm victoria derbyshire. welcome to the programme. what a cock—up. what a cock-up. this is not a joke. i'm afraid they read the wrong thing. moonlight, best picture. i'm afraid they read the wrong thing. moonlight, best picturem really was incredible. envelope gate, we will have more with all the academy award winners and that mistake. the scandal of young british children being sent overseas during the 50s and 60s where they were abused in institutions is the first subject of the sex abuse inquiry that starts this morning. david hill was sent from the uk to australia. he was nine years old.” he was nine years old. i thought the idea of being flogged in the middle of the night with a sadistic cottage
mother with an ironing board was the norm. if this inquiry is capable of opening some of that truth, this is a good thing. cash for some schools in england looks likely to be tighter than even according to head teachers who are warning of bigger class sizes and cuts to staff. the government says school funding is now at its highest level on record. can they both be right? hello. welcome to the programme. we're live until 11 this morning. we are going to talk late in the programme about disability benefits, in particular personal independence payments, and whether they should go to, quote, really disabled people, not those taking pills at home. those are the words of one conservative mp who is being urged to apologise. norman smith will look in detailfor you at to apologise. norman smith will look in detail for you at the further cuts planned at what it might mean for you. do get in touch about those
stories today. if you are texting you will be charged at the standard network rate. our top story today — envelope gate. this year's oscars ceremony has ended in farce, after the wrong film was named as best picture. the team behind musical la la land had already started their acceptance speeches when the mistake was discovered. it was one of the film's producers who then said the award should have gone to moonlight. one of the awards presenters, warren beatty, was handed the wrong envelope. david willis looks back at the night. i still have a lot of growing and learning and work to do and this guy is a really beautiful symbol to continue on thatjourney and i am so grateful for that. for the star of la la land, emma stone, it was a hollywood ending, named best actress for her role on one of the most nominated films in oscars history. thatjust left the big award of the night, best film. la la land again perhaps?
or maybe not. warren beatty seemed confused. and the academy award... laughter. for best picture... go on. la la land. la la land's producers were busy with their acceptance speeches but look at the man with the headphones on at the back. frantically trying to clear the stage and take the best picture oscar away from la la land and give it to those whose film had actually won, the producers of moonlight. this is not a joke. moonlight has won best picture. moonlight, best picture. la la land producerjordan horowitz gallantly handed the oscar over as the audience looked on aghast. it was left to an embarrassed warren beatty to try to explain the producers' mistake.
i want to tell you what happened. i opened the envelope and it said emma stone, la la land. that's why i took such a long look at faye and at you. i wasn't trying to be funny. moonlight, the arthouse underdog, the drama of a gay black man growing up in miami, was dwarfed by la la land in terms of nominations but it ended triumphant in the most extraordinary of circumstances. very clearly, very clearly, even in my dreams this could not be true but to hell with dreams, i'm done with it because this is true. oh, my goodness. academy award organisers are still trying to work out exactly what went wrong on a night like no other at the oscars. i blame myself for this. david willis, bbc news, hollywood. that was the host, jimmy kimmel,
saying he blamed himself for it. let's go live to the red carpet outside the vanity fair party. we can see emma stone, who won best actress for her performance in la la land. she had an amazing night. she was on stage when she thought the film had also won best picture. james cook, looking fantastic in his kilt, is on the green and white striped carpet, to match your kilt. tell us what happened. yes, i arranged that! well, she is taking her moment in the sun, emma stone. she has got an oscar. but her film does not have the best picture oscar and it was the most extraordinary and it was the most extraordinary and most bizarre moment, the strangest plot twists you have ever seen. the producers were on the stage and they were well into their speeches before it became apparent that something was wrong. there was a certain sense of a frisson that there might be something amiss to
begin with because there was a big delay before the name was read out. nonetheless eventually it became clear that moonlight had won. one of the producers of la la land had the unenviable task of announcing this to the world and holding up the card that said moonlight. and eventually the producers of moonlight came on stage to accept their award. we have been speaking to the director, barry jenkins, tonight. he came down here. he won. at the end of the day, they won, and that was all that mattered to them for best picture. what an amazing evening. was it as simple as somebody handing the wrong envelope to warren beatty? it seems that was the case. the envelope that was handed over was a second envelope containing a duplicate copy of the previous award. as i understand it, they always do have another one just in case. the previous award had been
emma stone. when the envelope was opened, i suppose if you glance down at it, that explains the boards, and it did say la la land on it somewhere. it is not entirely clear but that seems to be what happened. that is where it went wrong. is there any chance of grabbing a word with emma stone? is she heading away from you or towards you? no! are you kidding me? she breezed up the carpet on the other side and she has gone into the party and she stops we re gone into the party and she stops were nobody and she was making it very clear she wasn't going to stop. you get a sense of who will stop and who will not and sometimes you can face them back —— fish them back. if we could talk to her, we would! i know! we will have a half—hour oscars special from 9:30am know! we will have a half—hour oscars specialfrom 9:30am until ten o'clock where we bring you all the winners and we will discuss in more
detail the films that won. la la land did get six oscars but that is overshadowed by that horrendous mistake. joanna gosling is in the bbc newsroom with a summary of the rest of the day's news. the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse will hold its first public hearings today, more than two and a half years after it was set up by the government. it will begin by examining the mistreatment of british children in care orfrom poorfamilies who were sent to australia in the years after the second world war. the inquiry will be told that the scale of abuse they suffered was much wider than previously thought. our home affairs correspondent tom symonds is at the inquiry years after the second world war. the inquiry will be told that the scale of abuse they suffered was much wider than previously thought. our home affairs correspondent tom symonds is at the inquiry in central london. this is just the start of it. what will it be focusing on? there are 13 different topics that the inquiry will be focusing on and this is one of those topics, part of it, which gives you an idea of the scale of this. in a nondescript building
behind me they will be taking evidence to date from those involved in the issue of child migration. up until 1974, children from poor families were sent without their pa rents to new families were sent without their parents to new zealand, australia and southern rhodesia, now zimbabwe, for what they were told would be a better life. but in particular in australia in the post—war leers they experienced physical and sexual abuse. this inquiry will be looking at the sexual abuse and the scale of it. there have been more disclosures from people as they have grown older in their lives and felt more able to talk about what happened to them. and indeed what cover up there was, if there was one of those. there has been an allegation that in the 1950s a lot of this was known about but not much was done. and whether there was abuse in the british games before these children left the uk. thank you. the nhs has mislaid more than half a million items of patients' confidential medical correspondence, including treatment plans
and cancer test results. the documents, sent between gps and hospitals over a period of five years, did not reach their recipients because they were mistakenly stored in a warehouse by private company nhs shared business services. a woman married to a british man for 27 years has been deported to singapore. irene clennell was being held in a scottish detention centre, but told the bbc she has been sent back to her country of origin without warning. she had been living near durham with her husband, who is in poor health. they have two children. it's thought that periods spent abroad caring for her parents invalidated her residential status. the home office said it does not comment on individual cases. the government is facing calls from conservative mps to scrap plans to limit access to a key disability benefit. it's thought changes to the rules on who qualifies for the personal independence payment could affect around 160,000 people. it comes as a key aide to theresa may said
disability benefits reforms were needed to roll back the bizarre decisions of tribunals. head teachers and school governors are calling on the chancellor to make schools a priority in the budget. the national association of head teachers and the national association of governors have written an open letter to philip hammond to say that they're being forced to make impossible choices to save money. downing street has dismissed suggestions that theresa may will announce that the end of free movement for new eu migrants will come into force next month. the daily telegraph is reporting that the cut—off date could be the 15th of march, once the government's article 50 bill has gone through parliament. anyone arriving in the uk after that point would no longer have the automatic right to stay in the uk permanently. the bbc has ordered an investigation into tv licence collectors following reports that they're deliberately targeting vulnerable people with aggressive tactics. the daily mail claims enforcement officers, who are employed by the private company capita, are ordered to catch 28 evaders every week and promised
financial incentives for hitting targets. the mobile phone company nokia is bringing back one of its most famous models, the 3310. the company has struggled to compete in the smartphone era, but it hopes there'll be a demand for a simple phone with a battery that lasts for weeks. the handset was first launched in 2000, with the classic mobile game snake. that's a summary of the latest bbc news. more at 9.30. thank you. there are some very amusing tweets after what happened at the oscars, as you would expect. it is being called envelope gate. this isn't particularly amusing, but this one says this is how you get people to talk about the dead, boring event. this one, good grief! this one, emma stone was the true star. and this one, ifeel this one, emma stone was the true star. and this one, i feel sorry for warren beatty and faye dunaway but
what a hospital pass. warren beatty and the envelope to fay dunaway and thought i don't know what is going on so thought i don't know what is going onsoi thought i don't know what is going on so i will give it to her! time for the sport now. jessica is in sa lfo rd. for the sport now. jessica is in salford. manchester united are celebrating winning their first silverware. yes, first trophy on the books for them and the first trophy forjose mourinho and he has written his name into history actually because he has become the first manchester united manager in their history to win a trophy in the first season. history to win a trophy in the first season. southampton might be a bit disappointed because they played well. much of the game they were on top but they had this goal disallowed early on in the first half. then of course ibrahimovic put manchester united 1—0 up. after the break, southampton brought it back to 2-2 break, southampton brought it back to 2—2 but who got the winner? of course zlatan ibrahimovic. he has been a vital part of manchester
united's season. to the point that the manager, jose mourinho, has called on the fans to help him to stay. i don't beg for players. but if needed, i think maybe united fans can go to the door of his house and stay there and stay there all night! it is needed. he will go for sure. we're also going to be talking about the six nations. don't know if you saw this. at the england head coach eddiejones was saw this. at the england head coach eddie jones was annoyed saw this. at the england head coach eddiejones was annoyed at italy. england won the match but the way they went about its divided opinion. some people say the tactics were innovative and others say it ruined the game. essentially they chose not to compete at the breakdown, which allowed them to step into the england line without going offside. the england players here were bamboozled, even the captain, dylan hartley. he asked the clarification
from the referee. at one point england were 10—5 down at half—time. england were 10—5 down at half—time. england looked on course for a famous unexpected victory at twickenham, but five tries in the second half got england the win and they won 36—15. this is what eddie jones had to say and he is pretty critical. it wasn't rugby. let's face the facts. you have got to have an offside line to play the game. italy was smart and congratulations to their coaching staff and the players. they executed that plan brilliantly but it wasn't rugby. if i was the bbc i would be asking the rfu for their money back because it wasn't a rugby game. we should go out and train them in rugby. say what you really think! thank you. we're going to talk about school funding. school funding in england is tighter than at any time over the last 30 years.
that's the view of independent watchdog the institute for fiscal studies in a new report. it has looked at education funding across the last 30 years and it predicts significant cuts in pupil spending. further education, sixth forms and colleges, have suffered the most. so what are the numbers? well, according to the ifs, spending per pupil generally is set to fall by 6.5% by 2019—2020. it's the biggest drop in more than 30 years. in recent times, the big winner has been early years education. £2.3 billion were spent on this on 2015, when back in 1990 there was virtually nothing. while pupil funding will have risen by 70% by 2020. in further education and sixth forms, it hasn't gone up at all since 1990. there are a lot of figures here. the predicted funding cuts have come as a concern to teaching unions who were worried about potentially larger class sizes, schools having
to beg parents forfunding, and further education course options being cut. it comes as the government rolls out a new funding formula to try and make it fairerfor schools in more deprived or rural areas. in a moment we'll be asking what the latest figures mean for teachers, parents and politicians, but first let's have a look at those changes in more detail. let's talk to jo yurky. jo is mum to two primary school children and founded fair funding for all schools to campaign for more education funding across the board. adrian kneeshaw is the headteacher at carlton bolling college in west yorkshire. he says it's hard work balancing his budget. conservative mp neil carmichael is here. he's also the chair of the education select committee. luke sibieta wrote the report from the institute for fiscal studies. he says further education has been hit the hardest in government budgets. jo, jo, are you seeing jo, are you seeing an jo, are you seeing an impact on your children's primary school already? yes, we founded this new national pa rent yes, we founded this new national parent campaign because parents are very unhappy that the government
isn't keeping to the promises they made to parents. what kind of impacts are you seeing? well, in the areas where i am, we're seeing class sizes increase. from what to what? well, the class sizes are at the highest level in a decade. it is not supposed to be over 30 in state schools? and it is in many of our schools? and it is in many of our schools and as parents that's unacceptable. i don't think any pa rent unacceptable. i don't think any pa re nt wa nts unacceptable. i don't think any parent wants to see class sizes increasing, parents want to see class sizes deceasing. the report confirms what a lot of people are saying is that per pupil funding is being cutment we are seeing the biggest cuts to our schools for 30 yea rs, biggest cuts to our schools for 30 years, but the government is in denial about this and in this context they are introducing this new fair context they are introducing this newfairfunding context they are introducing this new fair funding formula which we agree with the principle of, we support the idea of a new national funding formula, we agree with the need to address historical injustice, but we don't think what is proposed will provide justice to anyone because it is in the context ofa anyone because it is in the context of a pot that's already too small to
sustain our schools. adrian, tell us about the kind of constraints you feel you're facing. how is it impacting your children's education? well, it is not really impacting too much here, but it is challenging. it has been for a good few years, we have had various cost pressures, national insurance contribution has gone up, introduction of living wage, apprenticeship, they add pressures on the school. we have had to over the last two to three years, in maths and english we have an average class size of 15 and we'll retain that. staff in areas where are deemed non critical had to go unfortunately. what's non critical area? administration. at one time we had 14 people in the admin team and now we're down to six or seven. 0k? we have the resources where it brings the results for the students which in the classroom so the last
area i would go to compromise would be increasing class sizes. let me bring in luke. you wrote the report. you have no axe to grind. some things appear to be contradictory, maybe you can explain them. you say funding per pupil st going to fall 6.5% by 2020. the government says spending is higher in real terms by 70%. so, well, to start with, they're both true. so the cuts to school spending come on the back of a very significant increase in school spending over the 2000s and a bit ofan school spending over the 2000s and a bit of an increase in the last parliament. spending per head is 70% higher than it was in 1990, but the schools are making the first real terms cuts they have this had to make in 20 years. i imagine there are a few headteachers around today who are going back and trying to find cuts in their budget. so, what falling is the amount of money being
spent per pupil? yes. because the numbers of children is going up? so the numbers of children are going up by about an 7%, pupils by 2020 as compared with 2015. the spending per pupil that goes into the classroom will be frozen in cash terms, if it is £5,000, it will be £5,000 per pupil in 2020, but they are not providing money for the cost of inflation. so the extra national insurance contributions and the extra pension contributions and the costs of teacher pay, that's not going to schools. neil carmichael, do you accept that budgets are becoming more stretched for primary school pupils and secondary school pupils? overall the budgets are tight because we've got a deficit of £60 billion each year to deal with, so £60 billion each year to deal with, so it is true no big promises can be made to expand the budget, but within the budget i do think we need to be more sensible about the way in which we allocate money, and there are two areas which have done well.
one is early years in comparison to the 1990s is different and better. why would you, sorry to interrupt, mr carmichael, as a conservative mp and chairof mr carmichael, as a conservative mp and chair of the education select committee, why would you want to see funding per pupil falling committee, why would you want to see funding per pupilfalling by 2020? well, we don't. well, then you could make different choices, you don't have to spend £50 billion on hs2 or foreign aid? there are lots of different choices we could make. why that choice? we need to spend more on education. i'll tell you why. one reason is we have a serious shortage of skills in our economy. if we leave the european union, which we intend to do... it seems utterly bizarre, doesn't it? i think intend to do... it seems utterly bizarre, doesn't it? ithink the intend to do... it seems utterly bizarre, doesn't it? i think the key thing is making sure that we spend the money on the right areas. i could think of a few. i've talked about already early years, but let's look at the free school situation for example. the nao, over leading organisation, has pointed out that we're spending a huge amount of money on building new schools,
sometimes according the nao in the wrong place so we need to think about that. that's about making sure the money that we have, we spend well and that's clearly a thrust of the education select committee. but more important still, is the need to deal with two big challenges. one, is the tail of underachievement in our primary school sector as identified by sir michael wilshere. the former head of ofsted?m identified by sir michael wilshere. the former head of ofsted? it is a serious problem and we have to think carefully. that was identified by him last year. yes, it was. you have beenin him last year. yes, it was. you have been in power now for how long? since 2010? absolutely. it is not a goodidea since 2010? absolutely. it is not a good idea to see spending per pupil fall by 6.5%? we have increased expenditure well. but the numbers of pupils have gone up. sorry, do the maths. i don't mean to be rude? you're right. that's why in the long—term, we've got to increase expenditure on education. right. is philip hammond, the chancellor, going to do that in the budget which is coming up? i don't think that's going to happen any time soon
because as i've already said we've got a £60 billion deficit, but the warning sign is actually what are we going to do when we leave the european union and we need to have the skills that we haven't had in the skills that we haven't had in the past? because actually what we've done in the last 30 odd years is getting the skills, get the skills from abroad. jo, parent, two children in primary school, talk to the conservative mp. it is late for neil to say you can't make promises to put more money. you made those promises in your manifesto. you made a promise to protect pupil funding and introduce a new pupil funding. the report out today would suggest you haven't. and i think that you made those promises, you must have thought that you would need to provide the funds to be able to deliver them and as parents what we're saying is please would you now do that because we're not happy with the impact of the cuts to our schools. i haven't read the whole of it, but we've got inflation now and that's having a huge impact on our
school budgets. as adrian pointed out, he is having to think about pensions and other costs like, the living wage. all of these are feeding into the system so we have do recalibrate it. all introduced by a conservative government? absolutely. you knew that was coming down the line. well, who wants to cement in poverty living wage is an excellent idea... no one is arguing against the living wage, i don't think... no, good. but you knew that was coming so therefore you have to address that with the funding for schools in england, surely? well, what i'm saying is, i don't think that, the next budget and it's coming soon is going to be particularly good news if we're asking for a big increase in the total budgetment what i do think is within the medium—term and the long—term, we should be campaigning for that and i am as a conservative member of parliament, but whilst we are talking about the budget that we've got, we've got to make sure
the money goes to the right places and that's something jo alluded to earlier. the new funding system is about making sure pup approximatelies wherever they are get a approximatelies wherever they are getafair approximatelies wherever they are get a fair slice of the cake and there are some aspects of that, new formula funding system which we need to test. 0k, formula funding system which we need to test. ok, i'm going to leave it there. you know you've got loads more to say and we'll return to this issue. don't worry about that. thank you for coming on the programme, neil carmichael, he is chair of the education select committee, luke, jo yurky, the mum of two primary school children and thank you, adrian. if you're seeing an impact on your school, let me know. here'sjoanna in the bbc newsroom with a summary of today's news. organisers of the oscars say they are trying to work out how the ceremony ended in chaos. la la land was mistakenly named as the winner,
but it was discovered that the award should have gone to moonlight. price water house coopers apologised saying there was a mix—up with the award envelopes. the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse will hold its first public hearings today, more than two and a half years after it was set up by the government. it will begin by examining the mistreatment of british children in care orfrom poorfamilies who were sent to australia in the years after the second world war. the inquiry will be told that the scale of abuse they suffered was much wider than previously thought. the nhs has mislaid more than half a million items of patients' confidential medical correspondence, including treatment plans and cancer test results. the documents, sent between gps and hospitals over a period of five years, did not reach their recipients because they were mistakenly stored in a warehouse by private company nhs shared business services. that's a summary of the latest bbc news. more at 10.00am.
good morning. i'm looking at social media on the oscars. there is plenty of it! an anonymous e—mail here, "the oscars, what a farce." dave says, "oscars, hilarious. they can't even run their own show." sean on facebook, "please focus on who won, not who didn't." we will bring you a special oscars programme shortly. do stay with us. hello and welcome to our oscars results programme. it's a ceremony that will only ever be remembered for one massive mistake —