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tv   The Papers  BBC News  December 30, 2017 11:30pm-11:46pm GMT

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hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment — first the headlines. anti—government protests in iran are reported to have turned violent in a number of towns and cities across the country. it's the biggest display of dissent in the country since disputed election results eight years ago. beatles‘ drummer ringo starr and bee gees‘ singer barry gibb receive knighthoods, while strictlyjudge darcey bussell is made a dame, in the new year honours. one person is in hospital following a fire at a 12—storey block of flats in manchester city centre. the blaze spread to several floors of the building, before being brought under control. 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. coming up in15
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coming up in 15 minutes, make sure you don't miss the travel show. 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. lovely to have you both. let us remind you what the front pages look like. the times leads on comments by a government minister about plans to tax internet giants if they don't help combat terrorism. there's also a colourful picture of eddie the eagle and fans ahead of 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
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call for chris grayling to resign. the mail on sunday reports on plans 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 team 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 to help combat the flu. the sunday mirror has the headline, birth of hope, the story of a newborn baby boy who was the brainchild of one of the victims of the bombing in may. let us start off
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with the sunday times. do you want to kick us off, deborah? they have an interesting interview with ben wallace, security minister. he is talking about trying to think of new ways to make tech companies comply more with the police and security services in the fight against terrorists. we know that online, as much as the real world, is a battle space. the government has repeatedly, theresa may has repeatedly, theresa may has repeatedly been calling on companies like google, facebook to do more, to ta ke like google, facebook to do more, to take extreme material off—line. and also not provide a safe haven for terrorists to communicate using encrypted apps. he has come up with this idea that they should either do more to help the security services or face some kind of tax penalty. it is not clear how it will actually
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work or whether it will have any effect. the tech companies do have this balance between privacy and security. the fact is there is a big concern that if you give a backdoor to encrypted messaging apps then it could be abused as much as it could be useful. it is a difficult problem. mr wallace says that the whole issue of that technology and the internet being used by terrorists is what keeps him up at night. he says we are more vulnerable than at any point in the la st vulnerable than at any point in the last 100 years. really underlining the problem. happy tech giants taken much action since people started talking about this —— have the tech giants? they said has been a slight change, not as much of their would have liked. they are taking westminster seriously. it all seems like a small dispute far away. the difficulty is taxing them. the
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treasury knows how difficult it is to get internet companies to pay out, their business models are not like previous business models. their bases are often overseas. he is hoping for some kind of windfall tax. if he has a real idea of how you extract hundreds of millions of pounds from apple and google, he needs to talk to the treasury who have not been able to crack this.” suppose technology has been moving so suppose technology has been moving so fast. it is leaving people who are trying to fight, people taking advantage of the internet, and that global audience. they cannot keep up with things. what he is saying is that the government, because they cannot access these sites and services like what‘s up, they are having to invest in human surveillance, which is really expensive. there is a place for that. he is saying hundreds of millions of pounds. that seems like a large estimate for additional
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costs. if you are a tech company you are saying that this is the bill thatis are saying that this is the bill that is costing you. let‘s break it down. i am sure they would have some questions around that. in all sorts of ways these tech companies have broken the way that policy is set up and it will take regulators and lawmakers used to scramble to put together a system on tax, on legal compliance... do you think that is the way to do it or should they be pushing on with the technology side, the algorithms, do you think taxing them is really going to have any effect? these are huge companies. they bring in a lot of money. when google was fined billions by the european commission on competition grounds their shareholders have barely blinked. it is clear that they are such profitable companies with enormous growth trajectories that they can withstand major hits. the government is not going to ban
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whatsapp because it is such a popular service. this looks a very strong language, but without a clearly thought out plan for uk next. ben wallace, to pick up on that description of it," just because they sit on beanbags were t—shirts it does not mean they are not ruthless profiteers" and how they are quite willing to sell private details to private companies but not to give to the government.” don‘t to ask you, you don‘t to comment, but do you think the government should have access to our private messages and what have you, 01’ private messages and what have you, or should there be some form of system of checks in place? what are your thoughts? there is already a syste m your thoughts? there is already a system in place. in the wake of edward snowden there has been a whole raft of new procedures put in place to ensure there is no misuse of the powers that the security services have, but i kind of think
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it is such a difficult problem and there is a real concern about whether it is actually feasible. if you create a backdoor for apps like whatsapp, then the bad guys will just go to different methods. it is an impossible problem. but i kind of think, given the situation we are m, think, given the situation we are in, given the scale of the threat, the more capability that the security services have to tackle the problem be better. let us move to the observer and calls for chris grayling to step down. it is always risky calling for someone to quit in politics. if they do not quit you look a bit silly. jonas, a former advisor on infrastructure to theresa may‘s government, he resigned on friday —— lord adonis. he said chris grayling should be next. chris grayling should be next. chris grayling to the decision in november that allows the companies that
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operate east coast main line to exit their contract three years early. in those three years they were supposed to pay about £2 billion to the government. he is saying that money is at risk. taxpayers will not get that money that the train operators have promised. greyling is the man who should carry the can because he had another option, that was that when lord adonis was a minister he could sit at their public company —— chris grayling. it is part of a broader battle over brexit and how much public money is available. this will strike a chord with some commuters, people fed up with the train companies, and people in the last election thought the whole system could do with a massive shakeup and system could do with a massive sha keup and renationalisation. system could do with a massive shakeup and renationalisation. what do you make of him saying this now? he would say it, wouldn't he? given that he is a former labour minister and he is anti—brexit. he is using maximum effect. he is calling for
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the transport secretary to resign. he is really critical of him. linking it all in. there is this quote about how it is of a peace with him being a radical brexiteer to whom everything is subordinate to hide right ideology. linking this whole decision of giving the money to railway companies to him being there is a radical brexiteer. he is making the most of this platform, making the most of this platform, making the most of this opportunity to head the government. the best time for him to be talking. moving to the mail on sunday. dad‘s army. my to the mail on sunday. dad‘s army. my kids loved it. this is a different take on it. it is for the zist different take on it. it is for the 21st century. capturing jihadis in small airfields across the uk. there isa small airfields across the uk. there is a serious side to this story, the uk has lots of access points which the border force isn‘t strong enough to look after individually to check
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who is coming in, are they people who is coming in, are they people who fought in syria, are they illegal immigrants, without increasing the budget to much you could address this by having volu nteers could address this by having volunteers sign up for the border force, as they already do for some police forces around the country, special constables, could we have a special constables, could we have a special border force? they are going to trial it. i don‘t think the dad‘s army label is the one they were going for. they have run into scepticism. unions are like it mps don‘t like it, people would rather, when it comes to securing a borders pressed brexit, they want pockley trained and paid people doing that job —— securing our borders. trained and paid people doing that job -- securing our borders. would you be happy with volunteer securing the borders and watching who is coming in and policing at all? to be honest with you, there is a capability review going on at the moment in the government which is looking at everything to do with
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security and our security capabilities, it includes border protection. it does kind of sound to me as if they obviously have a problem, there are a lot of points, they do not have the staff to do it themselves, they are thinking it worked with police having a special constables, so surely someone is better than no—one, so long as they are vetted properly. it would be strange if they did not that these people. you could have potential jihadists welcoming more jihadists m, jihadists welcoming more jihadists in, which would not be ideal. to me it seems, it is a signal that they are stressed and need more resources. let us move to the sunday telegraph, credit card fees, it is set to backfire on the shoppers. eventually we will pay. there is no such thing as a free lunch. if you tell companies they cannot charge x of credit card they find another way to get money. a lot of people who
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have used the internet to buy tickets or make purchases will think it isa tickets or make purchases will think it is a bit excessive how much is charged for using a credit card instead of a debit card. that is where the anti— kenyan and that is where the anti— kenyan and that is where the anti— kenyan and that is where the government came in to say you cannot use those fees any more. the question is whether everybody should pay a little bit more for the price of a ticket or their shopping to cover that cost that the company incurs the using a credit card and what is a shame is that they could not introduce a reasonable fee for a credit card. why could it not be a tendency instead of £3.50. they will get that money somewhere. they are bankers. they will recoup it. got to balance the books. new year party—goers, let us dampen the party spirit, facing strikes and storms. storm dylan. yes. it is a classic music weather warning. there will be
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rail disruption for south—western railway over the 24 hour walkout. revellers will struggle to get home, potentially. obviously there is storm dylan blowing around the country. there are apparently four weather warning is, country. there are apparently four weatherwarning is, predicted country. there are apparently four weather warning is, predicted winds of up to 80 mph. edinburgh celebrations will still continue, despite the threat of wind. that is good to hear. we are looking at the ben wallace interview earlier, that was talking about the security threat, not only do you have weather and rail, but there is a need to keepa and rail, but there is a need to keep a vigilant, because the threat is real. we forgot the motorways. if you are on the roads as well. just add to the list. back to the sunday times, very quickly. mum‘s names to be put on wedding certificates. why haven‘t they been on all this time? i cannot believe i never questioned
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it was there. it is so sexist. what do you think of this, henry? nobody is against this idea. vote people on the right and


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