tv The Papers BBC News August 14, 2018 11:30pm-12:01am BST
at the houses of parliament. three addresses in the midlands are being searched as part of the investigation. the england cricket all—rounder, ben stokes, has been cleared of a charge of affray at bristol crown court. his lawyer says he's looking forward to getting back to playing the game. social housing tenants are promised more powers by ministers, but campaigners say what's actually needed, is more housing. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are laura hughes, political of financial times and asa bennett, brexit editor of the telegraph. good to see you again. it will be over in 15 minutes. 0h, too soon!
many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the financial times leads with the bridge that collapsed in genoa, leaving many dead, as well as the diy retailer homebase's announcement, which is that it's to close 42 stores. the metro's front page has the verdict on ben stokes's trial. not guilty of affray in bristol. the daily star also leads with the ben stokes trial and that aquittal. the mirror's top line is the suspected terrorist attack near the houses of parliament, and reference to the police arriving within seconds on the scene. it also has coverage of the collapsed bridge in genoa. also leading with the westminster attack, and that collapsed bridge in genoa, is the telegraph's front page, as well as the times. the is front page has an image of the moment police swarmed the westminster attacker‘s car. and, finally, the guardian's main story is the reported rise in pay for chief executives, while workers' pay failed to match inflation. 0k. let's get onto it. we are going
to start with the mail. laura, the mail, westminster attack, 700 live terror probes, revealing the scale of the threat to the uk — a huge operation today, and an even bigger operation today, and an even bigger operation in general to thwart terror attacks. yes, interesting that downing street came out with the figures on the day that we have this botched attempt, as if they we re this botched attempt, as if they were trying to defend the security services, as if it was to send a message of nobody really understands the scale and the extent of what we are dealing with. sometimes someone, make this man, who was perhaps com pletely make this man, who was perhaps completely working on his own and had no connection to anything, came out and luckily didn't actually cause much damage, but the number of
plots that have been foiled over the last few months and that we will know never know about, and the people that are keeping a safe, luckily came out on a day that something not too horrendous happened. 700 live terror investigations — something like 13 plots foiled in the last year or so. the scale of this is clearly a enormous. and a new home secretary gave a statement this evening — this is quite a full in tray that he has to deal with. absolutely, and with counterterrorism operations there are so many forces counterterrorism operations there are so many forces to stop the plots from happening and sadly the one that gets through that slips through the net almost, is the one that gets all the attention and speculation and interest, and inherent tragedy, as the home secretary has to lament the fall of the injured, and the enquiry that goes on. there are
those echoes of last year's attack, when we were told that, you know, terrorism, evil, won't win, but what changes? people will want action, and politicians know that they can't do things that are knee—jerk in response. taking us on to the times co—op terror returns to westminster, police raid houses in birmingham and nottingham. and the mail points it out as well, it is all very well, it is brilliant and fantastic that the attacks have been thwarted, but it is preventing the beginnings of these attacks in the first place, which is whether prevent strategy comes in, one wonders where we are with all of that? yes, well, those questions come up all the time, and it's interesting the telegraph and the times pointed to the fact that he was of sudanese origin, he was a
british national, that language is interesting front—page news, because it does feed into the idea, and it makes the story more dramatic i think. and you're unhappy with that, aren't you? it is a fact, of course it isa aren't you? it is a fact, of course it is a fact, it is interesting for me in the context of the burqa row and the boris row and the language we put on the front pages and how much attention we give these stories serves a role, yes, keeping the public informed, but i think some of them are quite scary and, actually... when they don't need to be? we should be relieved that over the last few months we have not seen anything like last year, which clearly means people are doing their jobs, and we have to remember that behind every failed, you know, attempt today, hundreds are being caught and plots stopped. it's really interesting because it is a good story and it's shocking and
scary and it gets you riled up and you can imagine sitting at your table with your marmalade on toast and going, oh. is that the case in your newsrooms? the marmalade? that the debate takes place with that lot behind me, is it proportionate, what should our coverage be? it is a co nsta nt should our coverage be? it is a constant refrain. i'm hoping the debate is going on in newspaper newsrooms as well. yes. yeah? this sounds asinine as an observation, but terror is to inflict terror, so if we are grouped by it, giving everyone instant fame, that is almost what they want, the oxygen of publicity, to become... to scare people. exactly, and at the same time this is why there is a shift. people focus on the coverage on the
victims, the heroics of the officials, the security forces, we must remand of this morning, it is partly thanks to their swift intervention and the incompetence of this wannabe terrorist, why it ended so quickly. at the same time you have to flog papers, so terror returns to westminster, front of the times. of course, it is eye—catching. times. of course, it is eye-catching. staking out the scene before the botched copycat attack. the guardian doesn't have it on the front page at all. interesting, because i was there today. this is where i work. it is like deja vu. you have to give an extra special to the gods on the door when you leave. ididn't the gods on the door when you leave. i didn't feel terrified. i really didn't. i thought, i didn't feel terrified. i really didn't. ithought, oh, what a i didn't feel terrified. i really didn't. i thought, oh, what a loser, causing all of this for nothing. it is mainly tourers at westminster and they can't get in because of this quy- “ they can't get in because of this guy. —— tourists. not, oh, iwon't
get on the tube tomorrow. of course i will. it is symbolic attack parliament. life goes on. if not, we won't have democracy and journalist reporting on what these people do. i am not terrified. and i don't want other people not to come to parliament because they are scared of this happening. we are in the realm of ifs and buts, but if it was october, parliament is sitting, but we have the same level of casualties, no one, thankfully, has been killed, and there were a lot of other stories around it, it obviously depends on the other stories, but there are other stories around, would you have expected a similar kind of response from the front pages? it definitely would have attracted more attention because there are more mp5, more parliamentarians, the security risk, you could argue, is greater. i was struck by the fact that they got
loads of attention because one or two got to give interviews to say that we should make the square pedestrianised and this is my solution to the crisis. back when the previous attack happened last year, wasn't it staff and reporters who had been locked in? yes. dramatic footage of theresa may trying to get out of the building. that would have added to it, i suppose. we were in lockdown and you couldn't get out. today i couldn't get in. everything seems totally fine. not being able to get out and seeing guys with masks running around your office, that was quite scary. every journalist around your office, that was quite scary. everyjournalist in parliament had an eyewitness account because everyone was parliament had an eyewitness account because everyone was there. yes, we all saw it. ok, onto the times, senior prosecutor under fire after ben stokes is cleared of affray — this in relation to the charges that we re
this in relation to the charges that were laid against him in this case. yes, now, it seems, of course, after every legal failure the government, like they do, people jump on and say, why did you do that, why did you put this case, well, then we go over the details and ben stokes's legal team have seen off the charges, the attempt of assault, which he was cleared, in the end, for affray, and people pointed out his friend alex hales. and of course this debate will run on twitter nonetheless, but we must remember that although people will think, he got off scot free, actually, you know, there is still the eye and the glare of scrutiny on him because he is returning to the scene of cricket now, and if the cricket disciplinary board that is considering disciplinary matters because of the reputational issues. he is back in the squad for the test against india. absolutely, for the moment,
though it will hang over his head, and it is not completely wiped clean, put it that way. i suppose thejury clean, put it that way. i suppose the jury have clean, put it that way. i suppose thejury have made clean, put it that way. i suppose the jury have made their decision, and the court has made the decision, and the court has made the decision, and he is innocent of the charges, but the allegation is that it was the wrong charge put to the jury. scrutiny of the crown prosecution service. not the judge and jury. the cps have to justify taxpayers' money — why they are sending their cases to court. when they do that they say ina to court. when they do that they say in a sense that they believe the alleged victim by putting it into court. they are obviously under resourced at the moment, that is an argument they can make. and another point is that they would have spent months and months, i think it was a year since this incident happened, gathering the evidence, putting the case together, this wasn't, you know, tick a box, yes, let's take it there. it is interesting, because when journalists like myself get hold of the stories, the fact, they
are easy to line up and go, well, why? we don't know the evidence, we don't know the evidence the jury had, and we have to believe in our jurors and the kaye —— case got in. you wouldn't do this unless you had reasonable evidence in front of you that made you make this decision and a number of people would have made it jointly. the jurors acted on the instructions of the judge that word that perhaps this man should not be found guilty of affray and the jury went away and consider the verdict and said, yes, we agree with that — so the issue seems to be from the times's article is that the charge laid against ben stokes was that affray might be something they could acquit him on — any other charge, who knows what would have happened? yes, so, exactly. the language, was
it grievous bodily harm? was it a pub brawl? the language was interesting. the jury were asked to consider something. the cps last minute tried to get him on another charge, but his lawyers managed to push that out. yes. and they obviously had a case to push it out. it is so complicated and few of us understand. the terrain of battle they wanted to fight. you know, ben stokes, on what was put, and everyone will have their own opinion, you know, drunken and disorderly, what we have seen is on the case that was put he was acquitted. indeed, all right, 0k. let's move on, then. going to the telegraph, actually, this terrible bridge collapse in genoa with the assumption that 30 have been killed, the official number is still below 30, but there are suggestions even
now that the rescuers are hearing screams from people who may still be trapped in the rubble of this bridge collapsed. this is terrifying, and the current government are blaming yea rs the current government are blaming years previous, saying there wasn't enough investment, there wasn't enough investment, there wasn't enough money from the eu — it is a really distressing image of a country that struggling economically and it's as if, you know, you can see it in this stark image of what happens when an economy is struggling. and when a country is not getting the money that it needs for basic... i interviewed italian journalists from la stampa newspaper this evening, that apparently the eu, the money it gives to member states, has given £59 million in funding for crumbling infrastructure in italy, and a lot of this money
hasn't actually been used. well, that's. .. then there is the efficiency of spending, in the eu we look at how much has been spent on the infrastructure. if the eu is giving the money. the italians have the money and the fact is that they are not using it. who in italy is deciding where the money is going, and that's an interesting point, and if you were italian you would want to know. the eu should hit back and say, actually, no, in this spending period we gave you back row three. then it will be the blame game, it will be inevitable —— we gave you x. because people have been attacking the european union and as i say this journalist told me on air, no, the eu has been giving italy a whole load of money, theyjust haven't been using it. so the excuse that perhaps, you know, i don't know, posterity, because of the financial parlous as of the country over the last few years, cutting back on
spending and maintaining infrastructure, no, they have had the money, they just infrastructure, no, they have had the money, theyjust haven't been using it —— parlousness. the money, theyjust haven't been using it -- parlousness. and then the question is why, of course, has it been used for other things? munoz, one can only speculate. then —— who munoz, one can only speculate. then — — who knows. munoz, one can only speculate. then -- who knows. this bridge was a p pa re ntly -- who knows. this bridge was apparently maintained or renovated just two years ago, so a lot of questions to answer. billion to the bosses, 11% of top pay rises has been a pay rise for workers at the top. this is the front page of the guardian, whereas workers on the shopfloor failed to match inflation. yeah. ftse 100 shopfloor failed to match inflation. yeah. ftse100 big bosses, saying their pay rises six times faster than their workers pay over the last year, which doesn't sit very well with workers. we were talking
earlier about who makes the decisions on page, who decides how much your company ‘s chief executive gets, probably not then themselves, but as i said earlier and it still hasn't happened, it would be welcomed if one of them came out and that actually we don't deserve this, in the same way that mps have been forced to come out and say i am going to donate my pay rise to charity. i didn't decide it, i can see nurses and public sector workers not getting a pay rise. one or two examples they highlight, the head of person and, the housebuilder, his package, vote is held at the agms forced him to take only half the years pay—out. forced him to take only half the years pay-out. he was forced to do it. laura was talking about this top authors coming out and showing solidarity with their workforce and public sector workers, making it
clear that maybe 10% is not so good considering the nurse that treated me the other day, they might say, only gets 1% or a bit more. and it is not paid peanuts get monkeys, it is not paid peanuts get monkeys, it isa is not paid peanuts get monkeys, it is a lot of money. i don't understand why it the excuse of floor workers is not matching inflation all been raising over the last few years, yet the excuse is not enough productivity and yet the bosses are still getting three, four, five times inflation. it doesn't make sense. it is the wonderful world of executive class, bespoke contracts they cannot wriggle out of, they say challenging times, we have to pay not so much, or where obviously pay rises to the average boss happens in a sense. the thing is, the sort of debate make me think back tojohn lewis, the
partnership, left—wing politicians cite because when they have their bonuses across the board, the same amount, depending if business goes well, they all get a share. i am sure people will be feeling quietly pleased as to how their models are doing. front page of the daily mail, jeremy corbyn is on the front page. here it is. the headline is, or when will you come clean, mr corbyn? it does seem to be going on and on. will you come clean, mr corbyn? it does seem to be going on and onm is quite the extensive reconstruction, almost a csi, where was reconstruction, almost a csi, where was he? where was this group? which victims were he honouring? taking a look at this, why they are persisting and pulling up more photos... why are they doing it?
they are have clearly seen that his line is not holding. in the beginning he almost didn't remember the wreath, he had the line i was present but may not have been involved. they were being laid, he says they were not there, and then the photo shows in holding one. it is painful to see. the mail is probably quite enjoying this, exposing the seemingly straight talking politician, who must not managed to shut this down. now we have to get into the nitty—gritty and get lost in the weeds of, which terrorists were they, or were they actually terrorists? bitcoin change of. —— it won't change. actually terrorists? bitcoin change of. -- it won't change. why it? what for? why are they banging on about it? it confirms what we already know. the supporters of him will judge that he is still being smeared by the press, they won't even give this a second look. they will move
on with their lives. the guardian has a labour account of what happened. the critics will see that again he has a terrible taste in friends and people he hangs out with and this shows, bumping into people with all sorts of unsavoury views. laura, is one of the problems is that labour has been able to get this story straight? it feels like the adults have been on holiday and the adults have been on holiday and the children are left to sort this out. that is what it feels like, it feels really incompetent, slow, lots of confusion, pointing out what is on record, what is background, we struggled to get any official labour spokesman said, i don't understand how it was an shutdown on day one, how it was an shutdown on day one, how it was an shutdown on day one, how it has been allowed to ride out.
if it is wrong, he needs to come out and say i am so sorry, i was here for that and got caught up with something i didn't understand. it was ina something i didn't understand. it was in a language i didn't understand. maybe if theyjust apologised on the sunday, jeremy corbyn apologises, we are now on wednesday! i don't understand... he basically says that he has nothing to apologise for that is what his supporters are saying and that is where we are. and impassive. thank you for looking at the stories, much appreciated. 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. and if you miss the programme any evening you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. thank you laura hughes and asa bennett. goodbye. hello, from the bbc sport centre.
celtic have been knocked out of the champions league in the third qualifying round after losing 2—1 on the night and 3—2 on aggregate to aek athens. they have dropped into the play—offs for the europa league group stages. the champions league is a doubt money and prestige, failure to reach the group stage would see celtic missed out on more than £10 million. funds needed to attract and retain players. brendan rogers would have loved to have others in his defence, but their new belgian signing said he is still not 100%. neither were his teammates. court or watching as
celtic‘s job was made his teammates. court or watching as celtic‘sjob was made harder. ranges, hibernian, hearts and dundee united have all failed to beat athens in greece, with strikers missing through injury, it was going to be stretch for celtic to buck the trend is. things looked beyond their reach when the lead was doubled, at scott sinclair can of the bench to give celtic hope with 12 minutes to go. they came close, but not close enough. out by the finest of margins, but at a great cost. ben stokes has been recalled to the india squad, hours after he was found not guilty of affray. the ecb's independent disciplinary commission will now meet to decide whether they should take any action against him and alex hales, who wasn't charged with any offence, but wasn't charged with any offence, but was with him when he was involved in a street fight 11 months ago. he has
already missed the ashes series as a result, he is simon hughes. he is an aggressive cricketer, very exciting, aggressive cricketer, very exciting, a brilliant cricketer. he plays with a brilliant cricketer. he plays with a great deal of passion, which is what makes them successful and compelling to watch and to follow. off the field, he has just got to ta ke off the field, he has just got to take a deep rest, have a few mates around him that perhaps control him if necessary at times. but i think ta ke if necessary at times. but i think take a little bit of stock and say i do not need to behave like this, i ama do not need to behave like this, i am a public figure and want to do haze and performed in an aggressive and passionate way, but i must keep that on the field and off the field just chill and out. two time world champion fernando alonso won't race in formula one next year with a likely move to indycar racing in the us. he won the title in 2005 and 2006 but says it is time for change. he could be heading to the us, which would give him a chance to complete
motorsport‘s triple crown. he will be missed in f1. trying to race with him was very, very tough. he would never give up him was very, very tough. he would nevergive up in him was very, very tough. he would never give up in a wheel to wheel. it he would always try to find a way back on the next corner. off the track he was relatively quiet, got on with what he had to do, he was just really well respected amongst eve ryo ne just really well respected amongst everyone in the formula 1, especially his peers. tyson fury has been calling at deontay wilder as his comeback continues this weekend. there is some flash photography coming up in these pictures. a piece his second fight back after a troublesome two years which saw him battle depression and an anti— doping case. he faces his opponent
at windsor park, where deontay wilder will be ringside. negotiations for the two to meet in december are in negotiations for the two to meet in decemberare in an negotiations for the two to meet in december are in an advanced stage. that is all the sports are now. for the rest of this week into the weekend we will continue to see this north—west, south—east divide, low pressure to the north—west bringing more cloud in the wind and outbreaks of rain. the further south—east you are, the dry at the low pressure and thatis are, the dry at the low pressure and that is how it will look for when this topic high—pressure to the north with a couple of weather fronts making inroads through the day. overnight it will be a largely dry one but by the end of the night we we re dry one but by the end of the night we were system reigned with the first weather front arriving across the north—west, seeking its way south to the day. quite a bit of clout around, some holes breaking out. into the afternoon, the second weather front which will move into north—west scotland will bring heavy burst of rain at times and it will be blustery. east of scotland and
for a be blustery. east of scotland and fora time, be blustery. east of scotland and for a time, southern scotland and northern ireland wishes it was bit of sunshine before the rain makes inroads at. this weather front will bring rain to the north and west, into wales, the midlands, slightly light wind and it will be another warm one. as we head on into wednesday evening and overnight, the two weather fronts collide together and move south eastwards, they will be lying across central and northern parts of england into wales. ahead of it it will be a warm and clear night, call and fresher for scotland and northern ireland. for thursday it is bit of a messy picture, that low pressure passing each way south eastwards and the culture and into the south—east. cooler air behind it, you can see the greens and the blues meaning it will feel much fresher and bright across—the—boa rd. quite a wet day across the south—east of the country as a weather front very slowly moves south eastwards. almost stalls across this south—east. a long time to clear, elsewhere a lot of
sunshine around, three showers and heavy across the north—east corner thomas 17— 20 degrees and the south—east. cooler on friday, another area of low pressure moving into the northern half of the country. a squeeze in the isobars but a ridge of high pressure will keep quiet across the south. the best of the sunshine, more cloud over the north—west, outbreaks of rain, heavy across northern scotland and it will be quite blustery, almost gale force across the northern isles. hype he's in the north, maybe a degree or so higher across the south—east. it is a quiet start to the weekend, will wind and rain will push into the north overnight. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore. the headlines: devastating scenes as a motorway bridge collapses in genoa, italy. at least 26 people have been killed. the rescue is behind me there are
still trying to lift up several large slabs of concrete under which they believe several more vehicles may be trapped —— rescuers. a man is arrested outside the uk parliament after a car swerves into pedestrians and crashes into barriers. i'm babita sharma in london. also in the programme: the catholic church in pennsylvania is accused of covering up the sexual abuse of children by hundreds of priests over 70 years.