tv The Papers BBC News May 2, 2017 10:45pm-11:01pm BST
the daily telegraph says it has learned that the government is mulling over plans to offer cash hand—outs to diesel drivers in a bid to encourage them to scrap polluting vehicles. the daily mail says the duke and duchess of cambridge are seeking £1.73 duchess of cambridge are seeking £1.3 million in damages over the publication of topless photos of kate taken by paparazzi photographers in france. we will start with the daily express — keep taking your stat ins. a number of other papers have this on the front page as well. lots of concerns about the side—effects of statins, but this report seems to suggest that those effects should not stop people from taking this life—saving drug. not stop people from taking this life-saving drug. the belief is that statins. .. life-saving drug. the belief is that statins... iam life-saving drug. the belief is that statins... i am doing a diane abbott! i knew! statins... i am doing a diane abbott! i knew i would do this.
300,000? don't you mean 300 million? statins? ! they are actually saying that patience, if they know they are taking statins and are told about the side—effects, they will start feeling them, like restless muscles and poor sleep. if they are not told and poor sleep. if they are not told and they don't know they are taking statins, they don't feel them. so it is psychological? yes, psychosomatic effect. some of the professionals are saying when you take medicines there is a huge list of side effects because the manufacturers are trying to protect themselves, so they are saying, don't list the side—effects because in themselves they worry that people, the patients into experiencing them. the fact is, ned, this suggestion seems to be that there may be issues on the side, but
it is worth taking them despite that. gasbag, and it is weird. we're used to package is having more warning. you think about cigarettes and alcohol, all the warnings. now they are saying, no warnings. and alcohol, all the warnings. now they are saying, no warnings]! think they are saying, no warnings.” think people think that every day there is a different story about drugs being good for you are bad for you. it is difficult for the consumer to know what to do, really. dump at the warnings on, then. then they will have no idea! on the front of the metro — theresa may, i will be bloody difficult tojean—claude juncker. be bloody difficult tojean—claude juncker. it is not even her line, which winds me up a bit. it is what ken clarke said about her, caught off mike on sky news. this is a clear attempt to paint her as a
strong negotiator. like fact that when she comes up with a good line, that grabs the front pages, it is not even has. i cannot even imagine theresa may swearing, even in private, even when she stands on a plug. that is why it doesn't feel right. it felt right in ken clarke's mouth — a bloody difficult woman! right. it felt right in ken clarke's mouth - a bloody difficult woman! as ned were saying, it was in pretty much all the papers, the lead story on the ten o'clock news, on itv, here and everywhere. it seems to have done thejob, here and everywhere. it seems to have done the job, alison, here and everywhere. it seems to have done thejob, alison, of responding to what could be bloody difficult negotiations, frankly, from jean—claude juncker, guy the horse that —— verhofstad.
that -- verhofstad. there was another story we will look at on that, but it doesn't do her any harm. people who like margaret thatcher will be attracted to this idea. the fact that theresa may says very little, if you watch interviews, she can't offer half an hour and say very little, so one statement like that that is slightly swearing, suddenly it is the most interesting thing is she has said all week. does it mean that everyone is to become a sailor over the next six—week, turn the air blue then keep the front pages at the? she has got horace for that. -- she has got borisjohnson for got horace for that. -- she has got boris johnson for that. got horace for that. -- she has got boris johnson for that. all the eu sources are coming out, and there was a report in the german newspaper, and now every news outlet, the bbc as well, going to their own sources and saying, how
difficult will you make it for britain? jean—claude juncker and others, it is almost as if he is trying to undermine her election pitch. mrs may's official spokesman told lobby journalist pitch. mrs may's official spokesman told lobbyjournalist this morning when asked, theresa may will be in charge of the talks, assisted by david davis. it undermines her strategy, because she is trying to say to voters, who do you want talking to the other 27 leaders — jeremy corbyn or me? and they are saying, you are not going to be talking to us anywhere. it will be interesting to see how she responds. how can they make a remark? more hard—core brexiteer 's will be outraged. of course they were going to be like that. the idea that it would be this rational process, this
is politics. i don't think we should be surprised that the negotiations will be like this. what might you say, of course, it was likely to be difficult, of course, it will be a tortuous process was perhaps. that has not been what david davis, john redwood, jacob rees mogg, iain duncan smith, that is not what they have been saying. iain duncan smith and jacob rees mogg, it will take two years to sort this out. not a problem. and a lot of people believe that. you don't know how long it might take. this could be bluster. the start of negotiations, a lot of tough talk. it doesn't mean that it will be that hard and it could just ta ke will be that hard and it could just take the two years. it could end up being a very good deal, but the idea that there wasn't going to be a lot of noise around it — that was always going to be the case. it could be incredibly hard and we could end up crashing up with no deal at all, and
that what the brexit campaign said was a little optimistic, perhaps. the front page of the financial times — the side bar, diane abbott's issues today, which are taken, but a much more in—depth analysis of the problems concerning the shadow home secretary. on the inside page of the times. labour policy in tatters after abbott's interview to forget. after my own very poor start to the session, she is a very experienced politician and television performer, and it was a terrible interview. the times got a fantastic picture of nick ferrari. he looks so happy, and he did so well, he absolutely skewered her on her vagueness. not only is this the woman who would be home secretary in six weeks if labour wins, she was notjust
faffing, she did not correct herself. she did not immediately correct herself about how much the policy would cost. she lost it. i don't know what happened. the line from the times, and it is great, they are saying it gets even worse, because labour say that this policy will cost £300 million, and they say it will be even more because they haven't factored in training and equipment and inflation and things like that. very hostile. ned, even if she had got the figure she was hoping to grasp, that figure is wrong anyway, and it plays into this whole sense, for some people, that labour arejust whole sense, for some people, that labour are just not with it, not on it. i think that was why this was quite damaging. diane abbott, in defending herself, it plays into the attack line that labour are not competent and do not have their act together. a lot of labour policies
are popular. the conservatives will say that even if the idea is a good one, you have not costed it properly and you are not able to articulate it, let alone put it into practice. and i think that is why it did matter and it was notjust and i think that is why it did matter and it was not just a and i think that is why it did matter and it was notjust a small gaffe. it was deserving of the reporting that went around it. briefly, alison, the daily telegraph — tory cash hand—outs to scrap diesel cars. ministers under pressure to get tough on drivers and improve air quality. ahead of thursday's council elections, which some people keep forgetting about. this was after the government said it would appeal against the high court decision last week, which said that they cannot keep delaying this until after the election, so they have had to come out with this and they are talking about this idea, and saying that as early as friday, probably an inconvenient time for us, some compensation to diesel
drivers who want to replace their cars, their engines, orto drivers who want to replace their cars, their engines, or to retrofit their engines to be clean. i am outraged that some of the car companies, i think they are bang to rights for falsifying their air quality tests, which then led people, encouraged people, to buy these diesel cars, and it the taxpayers, who are going to end up bankrolling it and not the car companies. i don't understand. bankrolling it and not the car companies. i don't understandm bankrolling it and not the car companies. idon't understand. it is an interesting point, ned, because the labour government, in allowing car manufacturers to continue making diesel engines on the quid pro quo was that they would find a cleaner way of doing it and they were given time, and they have not done it. also, the wider point, it is good to see the environment back on the front pages. air pollution is particularly an issue which affects a lot of people, children in schools and cities so it is good to see that back now. finally, the guardian,
ned, three pictures there of the prime minister eating a chip. ned, three pictures there of the prime minister eating a chipm ned, three pictures there of the prime minister eating a chip. it is not quite her ed miliband bacon sandwich moment. in such a controlled campaign, with events in close rooms with activists and few members of the public, any photograph like these, where she looks slightly more human, you could argue it makes a lot better. the chip looks worse than she does! her nail polish matches the ketchup. are you saying its planned? a planned chip. this is not a mill abandonment? now. 0k, right. alison, ned, thank you for looking at some of the stories behind the headlines, and thanks to you for watching. —— this is not a milind tandon moment? after monday, a chilly night to come
across the clearer floral parts in the north and west of britain. here isa the north and west of britain. here is a view from ayrshire. it was in western scotland that the uk saw it ties temperature day. 21 celsius will stop on the north sea coast, the temperatures were held down with the temperatures were held down with the breeze from the sea. we ended the breeze from the sea. we ended the day with a few showers in south—east england, especially kent. they will parade through the rest of the night. a lot of cloud coming in, and outbreaks of rain making it to the far east of east anglia and the south—east of inward tomorrow morning, but not amounting to much. frost in clearer parts in the north and west. a chilly start to the day, there could be the odd fog patch. this is the picture at 8am — a good deal of sunshine northern ireland and northern england, and some good
sunny spells to begin the day in wales in south—west england. again, a chilly start, but if you have some sunshine, you probably won't notice. more cloud around for east anglia and south—east england. the amount to much, but contributing to a grey, damp complexion to the weather for some of us as we damp complexion to the weather for some of us as we go damp complexion to the weather for some of us as we go through wednesday. add in the breeze, it will be on the cool side. particularly on the north sea coast. cloud increases in england, eventually into wales, with a light shower or two. northern counties of england, northern ireland and scotla nd england, northern ireland and scotland still have the sunshine around lipm. not quite as warm as today. on wednesday evening, we keep a lot of cloud for a large part of england and wales, with a few light shower was around, not amounting to much. many of us will stay dry. again, on thursday, the odd shower dotted about. clearer in northern
england, northern ireland and scotland. on friday, the wind in southern parts will be stronger and it will feel cooler. at the weekend, low system is kept at bay by blocking area of high pressure to the north, and around that, and easterly breeze keeping easel coast —— eastern coastal areas chilly, warmer in the west. this is bbc news. the headlines: theresa may signals handbags at brussels, as tensions with the eu are laid bare, while out on the campaign trail in cornwall. during the conservative party leadership campaign, i was described by one of my colleagues as a bloody difficult woman. i said at the time that the next person to find that out would be jean claude juncker. jeremy corbyn has defended his shadow home secretary, who came unstuck in a radio interview over the cost of the party's plans for more police in england and wales. how much would 10,000