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tv   The Papers  BBC News  December 30, 2017 10:30pm-10:46pm GMT

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hello, this is bbc news with lu kwesa burak. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment. first, the headlines. anti government demonstrations in iran are reported to have turned violent in a number of towns and cities across the country after three days of protests, despite warnings from the authorities. beatles drummer ringo starr and bee gees singer barry gibb receive knighthoods, while strictly judge darcey bussell is made a dame, in the new year honours. firefighters in manchester say a blaze at a block of flats millennials will benefit from the biggest "inheritance boom" of any post—war generation, but it will be too late to solve wealth inequality, according to a new report. i was telling tall tales all the time. my mum came and brought me the journal, she said, honey, some of the stuff you have been talking
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about, why don't you try and write it down? hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are henry mance, political correspondent at the financial times and deborah haynes, defence editor at the times. will be take you through some of the papers at the moment. first, a quick summary. the times leads on an interview with a government security minister about plans to tax internet giants if they don't help combat terrorism. on a lighter note, there's also a colourful picture of eddie the eagle and fans — some of the stuntman‘s tricks will be shown during london's new year's day parade. the observer takes a closer look at the fallout from lord adonis‘ resignation — and the labour peer‘s call for chris grayling to resign. the mail on sunday reports on plans
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for so—called unpaid border guards at ports and airports — it also shows rod stewart modelling an interesting choice of knitwear when he turned up to support his beloved celtic earlier this evening. the telegraph's top story focuses on retailers‘ plans to get around the government's ban on credit card fees. the sunday express leads on plans for the over—75s to get a new super vaccine. so let's begin. henry and deborah. we are going to start off with the sunday times. tech giants are being zeroed in, why, though? we know politicians hate the amount of tax that apple and facebook pay already but this is
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about specific costs that these companies may be having. he is saying it is costing the government hundreds of millions of pounds because the government is having to invest in human surveillance of terrorist suspects because it cannot break the encryption of services like whatsapp and the various messaging services used. the article suggests this would be a windfall tax on these huge silicon valley companies to enable the government to get money back. deborah, what do you make of that? it has long been a bugbear of the government how the advance of social media, how everyone is using social media platforms, including terrorist groups, to radicalise individuals. this is mentioned in the article, too, how companies like facebook and winging down extreme material fast enough. and despite repeatedly, to
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may has repeatedly talked about this, the need for companies like twitter to be much more responsible in terms of policing their own sites, and equally, whatsapp which have in printed end to end messaging and not allowing the police in a timely and marry as necessary to crack them is a really big problem and it gives you've got the minister in an interview saying, this kind of problem, in terms of this free rein for extremists and terrorists to act online is what keeps him awake at night. he says we are mobile revolt than at any point in the last 100 years. —— than at any point in the last 100 years. “ more than at any point in the last 100 years. —— more vulnerable. it is about getting these companies to act with urgency. they are suggesting some full —— form of windfall tax
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similarto some full —— form of windfall tax similar to that imposed on privatised utilities during the tony blair years. but who knows?|j privatised utilities during the tony blair years. but who knows? i love the fact that he says because they sit on beanbags in t—shirts that they are not ruthless profiteers. i just got to the end of this article, quickly scanning through, quite a warning towards the end st, if you are going out this weekend, he is advising people, check where the exit are. he's almost driving the point that this is a every real threat on home shores. absolutely. he says, go out as normal, we mustn't let them win, but if you are going to nightclubs, etc, if you do spot unusual things, say something. it puts the damper on things, but i suppose it gets the point across. let's move on to the observer. lord adonis is st mr grayling should be
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resigning. andrew donors who resigned on friday said he has had enough of being the government's chief infrastructure adviser. mainly, brexit, and the other thing he said was a low—profile decision by the transport secretary chris grayling in november to allow other companies that operate the east coast main line, virgin trains, to pull out of that contract early and because those companies would due to pay hundreds of millions and up to yea rs of pay hundreds of millions and up to years of pounds to the government in those years, that money that the government and taxpayers may now not be getting. he says this is a decision that is hugely damaging to public fining is. a sign of some of the justification for lord adonis's argument is on the day this was announced, though price of stagecoach went up. deborah, he does
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go on to say why didn't he adopt the alternative course which was to set up alternative course which was to set up state companies as well, doesn't he? why didn't he do it? i sort of honedin he? why didn't he do it? i sort of honed in on how the effect of this is that it is potentially going to cost taxpayers money, and if the people feeling the costs will be the rail users, we have all faced this. 3.6% rise rail users, we have all faced this. 3. 6% rise potentially rail users, we have all faced this. 3.6% rise potentially in your season tickets from tuesday. it is warning that people will start tearing their backs on the railway. cos of how costly it is becoming. haven't we got some protests coming up? commuter groups and opposition groups are planning protests across the country because of these rises. i'm not surprised. it will be an interesting start to the new year.
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the mail on sunday, i had to read this twice, how did you take it when you saw it? anything with darren sammy on the front page will raise an eyebrow. —— dad's army. it seems an eyebrow. —— dad's army. it seems a long time ago that we were so overstretched that we needed to have captained manner in man our defences. there are people who can't get into the police force and they become special constables and they are largely unpaid. this is saying could we use volunteers for farnborough ballpoints at the borders. —— vulnerable points. they may be access points from —— for jihad is returning from syria. perhaps it is the way, if it has worked in policing, maybe it will
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worked in policing, maybe it will work on the border. they are saying it could come into force in 28 team. less than 24 hours away. they have had a pilot scheme running. it is aborted talk about how rollerball —— important to talk about how vulnerable they are. much of the security forces have had to enjoy many cuts and efficiency savings and the fact is they don't have the size of the force necessary to protect our borders. they are obviously looking at ways to try and do this. it is obviously not ideal to have people without the power of arrest, i think it says, manning these vulnerable points but maybe it is better than nothing. and the government needs to think about greater investment. the capability review is going on at the moment and
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the big focus in the media and i have been interested in it, is the defence element to it. border protection, there are 12 strands of work and one of them is border protection, it is a cost neutral exercise that money will be flowing from certain areas into others so maybe we will see, given brexit and everything, a greater push to protect our borders. the home office refusing to give details of how they will vet these volunteers. a little bit worrying? encase you get some have a go hero who is dreaming of taking down illegal immigrants at the irish border? i imagine there will be some concern. charlie elphicke, the mp for dover, says there should be rate caution. this is something the unions dislike they say we have trained members, if you wa nt
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say we have trained members, if you want thisjob say we have trained members, if you want this job done properly, say we have trained members, if you want thisjob done properly, invest in the services. sunday telegraph, credit card fees ban on shoppers. in the services. sunday telegraph, credit card fees ban on shoppersm seems it is to do with how when you click online and if you use your debit card it is free and if you use all ready card you get a charge. —— your credit card. the plan is to get rid of that but the sunday telegraph is revealing that they have learned that some retailers and other companies are planning to sneak around the rules by refusing credit ca rd around the rules by refusing credit card payments, increasing shelf prices, and introducing new service judges across the board. —— service charges. is that of people paying the charge for credit cards, everyone will have to pay the extra which doesn't seem likely outcome the government wanted the method the ban on. staying with the telegraph,
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new year party goers facing strikes and storms. this is storm dylan. jeremy paxman, in the ft yesterday, referred to new year's eve is the worst night of the year. lots of people have stresses and strains without these things mounting on top but this year, it looks like you will have to be careful on the roads and trains and you will have to check the exits of any nightclubs. have a great time! hogmanay celebrations have kicked off fine. there hasn't hit yet. i think it is a three—day celebration. superjab, very quick lead. it is true, it works. the flu is rubbish. would your parents be happy to have this? if it is generally
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some kind of amazing jab that can cu re flu, some kind of amazing jab that can cure flu, why is it only for this over 75. it is a super strong dose of the vaccine. try what you can with that. the idea is if it works, it saves the health service money because people don't go back into hospital. don't you find when you have the flu jab, you get sick? no. i'm a northerner, maybe that is it. interestingly, though, a lot of elderly don't have the jab because they say, i don't need it. and they get sick. giving them a super dose of it, you start worrying. this is nice dory. —— my story. of it, you start worrying. this is nice dory. -- my story. you are outnumbered here. we are talking
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about mums on wedding certificates. it is fatally astonishing that in the 21st—century, your father of the bride name, and occupation on the certificate, but not other‘s. so, yeah. what is more astonishing is that when i got married, i didn't even question it. isn't that bad? what does that say about me? this isn't the first time it has been attempted. previous proposals failed because they hadn't considered same sex marriages, and part of it also was that they involved replacing tens of thousands of register books across the country, but i think this isa across the country, but i think this is a great step forward. and why didn't we ever pick this up before, debra? why weren't we angry? i think this has all been part of a campaign, as well. an interesting line here from the fatherhood
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institute saying that this is long overdue and she wants and end to discrimination against fathers whose names are not routinely included on paperwork from schools and gp surgeries. i've never thought of that. mean either. i dealwith all the admin. this because we are good at it. you are not saying anything here. there was a legal challenge from heterosexual couple who said, we wa nt from heterosexual couple who said, we want a civil partnership because marriage is a patriarchal old—fashioned institution marriage is a patriarchal old —fashioned institution and marriage is a patriarchal old—fashioned institution and this is some of the things that would address their concerns. that's it for the papers this hour. thank you, henry mance and deborah haynes — you'll both be back at 11.30pm for another look at the stories making the news tomorrow. coming up next, rebecca jones presents meet the author.


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