tv The Papers BBC News April 29, 2019 11:30pm-12:01am BST
we are into because by that stage, we are into that cold arctic air. this no—show was coming down as well and we could have some snow showers across the north of scotland particularly over the hills but they will not last too long however the cold able make its presence felt. under the brisk wind it will feel chillier. but it does mean that into saturday morning, friday night really cold night, potential for widespread frost so it tended to plant you may have put out already. they will be vulnerable. during saturday, we are cutting off the wind. temperatures below par on saturday still chilly on the east coast but on the whole, high—pressure toppers in and cuts off the northerly air flow and allows things to dry out and become
more settled. in fact, into the middle part of next week, not much rainfall from friday through to perhaps later on tuesday but we do see the drop in temperature temporarily but they look as if they will recover somewhat over the bank holiday weekend to bring many places dry weather into the middle of next week. bye for now. hello, this is bbc news. we will be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment. first the headlines: the head of boeing defends the safety of the 737 max aircraft, saying he is sorry for the loss of life and insisting the company has a duty to eliminate risk.
the us deputy attorney general, rod rosenstein, who appointed robert mueller to investigate allegations of russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, has resigned. footage has emerged appearing to show the leader of the islamic state group, abu bakr al—baghdadi, for the first time in five years. it is unclear when the propaganda video was filmed. rape victims are being told to hand over their phones to the police or risk their attackers not being prosecuted. campaigners say they are concerned. heavy rain and high winds are hindering rescue efforts in northern mozambique, after the second cylcone in a month hit the country. the us warns it will rethink its information—sharing with western allies if they use the controversial chinese telecoms giant huawei in their 56 networks.
hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are broadcaster john kampfner and sunday times deputy political editor caroline wheeler. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the main image on the guardian is the man believed to be the leader of the islamic state group, who has made a rare appearance on camera. alongside that is news that more than 2,500 prison staff in the uk have been subject to disciplinary action in five years. following the move to get victims of crime to hand over their phones to police, the daily mail leads with warnings from campaigners that rapists could escape justice unless the plans are scrapped. the i claims the us is threatening to sever links with british intelligence over the prime minister's supposed backing of the chinese tech firm huawei. the nhs is in the grip of a staff crisis, says the daily express, as experts warn that 50,000 medics are urgently needed. the financial times leads on an imf
forecast that suggests the iranian economy has collapsed under the weight of sactions imposed by the white house. the daily telegraph's headline — why must we pay to report a crime? baroness newlove warns that victims of antisocial behaviour are being forced to pay to report offences to the police. and the university of cambridge has announced a two—year inquiry into its historical links to the slave trade, according to the times. 0k, well, we are going to start with the guardian, and this picture which is on lots of front pages of abu bakr al—baghdadi. we don't know, of course, when this was filmed, but i think it is only the second time he has appeared in a video, the timing is very interesting. and the last time was five years ago when is was
ina very time was five years ago when is was in a very different edition stop he was at the grand mosque in mosul, when it had occupied vast swathes of iraq and syria, and since then, in terms of territory, it has been beaten back. but in terms of its ability to cause mayhem all over the world, the latest allegedly being all the attacks in sri lanka last weekend, suggest that it has just transferred its means of warfare or terrorism on two different platforms, onto different ways of behaving. but it is interesting. i mean, we had a similar sort of where is he questions around bin laden before, and the ability, if it is him, as it seems to be, to galvanise
his supporters online by putting out these sorts of videos shouldn't be underestimated. caroline, the political fallout globally from syria, iraq, continues, doesn't it? it is extraordinary in terms of the driving forces it is having on migration in europe. but security everywhere now, you know, potentially again under the spotlight. well, absolutely, and given the timing of this coming not very long after those sri lankan attacks over easter, and certainly in this video, not only is his very presence, that he is alive and well and still very much on the war path in that some of what he says is he is promising a new wave of attacks, which we have already seen materialise if indeed it was islamic state responsible for the attacks in sri lanka, but his very presence online is a calling card for those who still believe in the caliphate and who believe and support the
measures that he does. i think you are absolutely right. this is interesting itself, but the timing of it is even more significant. as you are saying, we don't know when it was made, but actually there is video footage and then there is recorded footage, where there is specific discussion of the sri lankan attacks. and that is what is interesting about it, is it is showing some concrete suggestion here that there was absolute involvement with islamic state, which everyone has assumed but no—one has really known for sure. and of course, as i say, this will of course get his supporters interested again. and also his self portrayal as a sort of politician. he makes reference to netanyahu's re— election in israel and elsewhere, and it is all part of a finely honed and quite sophisticated propaganda machine that seeks to
inculcate the idea to young men and women, particularly, around the world that this is a political force to be reckoned with. and we've seen on so many occasions to be reckoned with. and we've seen on so many occasions people being groomed and going over there to fight, or to take the fight onto their own doorsteps. it is an ongoing, massive challenge, isn't it? let's bring it back to domestic matters. the daily mail has got this huge headline, licensed to let rapists go free. do you think this is something which will cause a huge controversy? we have been covering it all day. yes, i think so, this has come on the back of some of those miscarriages ofjustice we have seen recently which have beleaguered criminaljustice service where bits of evidence were not disclosed that would have potentially stopped lengthy trials going on with individuals basically
being let off at the end. now, what is interesting, we were talking about this before, is the stands here the daily mail has been taking. it has usually been on the side of justice, and justice being seen to be done. and they are saying actually, this idea that you seize the phone of people that report rate, is that actually something which is going to see more justice served, or is it potentially going to see, as it says in its introduction there, rapists escaping justice? there is a quote in here from the victim of black cab rapist worboys, that effectively this puts victims on trial and if this is allowed to happen it. people who have been raped from wanting to come forward. and you can think about some of that logic, actually. if you have a phone, you may have had some discussion about what has happened
to you within those messages, but actually there is all sorts of other things that you may have discussed on that phone that perhaps you don't want, whether it is of a criminal nature or whether it is something of a deeply personal nature, that you don't want to disclose to the police. but briefly, the reference to the same story in the times is suggesting that actually none of this is new, and what is interesting is that this practice of counsel, of the legal side for the defence, for the legal side for the defence, for the person who is alleged to have rapes, are now habitually asking for mobile phone records and other digital records, which is leading people who are making the allegations to drop cases. but you can also see it on both sides, because if evidence is being withheld from the prosecution, which leads to unsafe convictions, that is where the system is challenged. let's move to the ft, the iranian economy collapses under the weight
of white house sanctions. this is one of his first moves on foreign policy, to target around. that's right, and this is giving us a real picture now that these sanctions are actually having quite an enormous impact on that economy, talking about recession, and lifting inflation towards 40%, according to the imf. and of course, one of the things that is sort of deeply suspected is that this is all part ofa war, suspected is that this is all part of a war, if you like, suspected is that this is all part ofa war, if you like, of suspected is that this is all part of a war, if you like, of putting pressure on those... political pressure, basically, in orderto achieve some kind of regime change, given the kind of first announcement that the president made, in terms of the nuclear situation there. and it is going to be interesting to see what happens here, because actually, both sides are pretty intransigent in terms of what's going to happen next. but it is going to be a kind of pressure cooker, isn't it, in terms of the punishment on the people. it is not going to be a
political sort of fallout that is going to generate change here. it is going to generate change here. it is going to generate change here. it is going to be the impact on the people of this devastating change in their economy. and we were remarking an hour ago that what is interesting about these sanctions as they are really succeeding, whereas so many sanctions otherwise end up by being circumvented, and in fact the previous round of pre— trump... before the original nuclear agreement, of sanctions against iran, were quite regularly being circumvented through the uae and through other channels as well. just one thing as well, watching media and having worked at the ft back on the day, i am mighty impressed in terms of the way they present what might be kind of dry stories. really curiously artistic picture alongside this incredibly important but dry... but also just a very interesting example of good graphics, good graphs to show. you can see the huge
variations in economic performance, including some spikes in terms of growth, but also over the last two yea rs, growth, but also over the last two years, since the sanctions, absolutely going south, in real trouble, their economy. and inflation soaring. so you've got the situation in which jump inflation soaring. so you've got the situation in whichjump is applying the screws in the way he wouldn't towards a ny the screws in the way he wouldn't towards any other country he didn't like, it is entirely a politically motivated move against iran, and applying these sanctions, and he is com pletely applying these sanctions, and he is completely siding with around's greatest foe, saudi arabia, and turning a blind eye to everything that saudi arabia has gotten up to, famously killing journalists and waging war in yemen. complex foreign policy matters. also on the daily
telegraph frontpage, threatens intelligence blackout over uk huawei deal. this seems like an extraordinary decision by the government, if they do go down the china route, given our total closeness to the us on intelligence matters. if that relationship was threatened, that would be massive. what is interesting as we have kind of gone full circle. we started with the big news which was the potential for this deal to be done, cabinet ministers kicking off at each other, who supported it, who didn't support it, what their views were on this. but more importantly who leaked the sensitive information. and we have really only got one day out of... well, actually, this is a potential decision which is going to cause great anxiety among our closest intelligence allies in the five eyes, and then we had nearly a week's worth of coverage all about who done it, who leaked it, and all referencing back to brexit, and who wants theresa may's job,
referencing back to brexit, and who wants theresa may'sjob, and we have the nub of it now, we have a serious escalation, if you like, which is notjust that the escalation, if you like, which is not just that the us don't like the potential decision, but actually they might take things a lot further, and actually suggestions they might go towards a sort of intelligence blackout. well, inevitably, because they can't share information with countries they don't feel are secure. the rise of china story is bigger than the us—uk relationship sorry, it is bigger than brexit, it is bigger than anything else in town. the belton road initiative doesn't get enough coverage, and the belton road initiative, which is chinese trade and chinese investment —— belt and road initiative. they pretty much bought up easily a couple of years ago, moving in on a lot of the balkans and central europe, incredibly friendly with the authoritarian regime in hungary, italy is one of the original members of the eu and of nato, and these
questions, on the one hand, we are absolutely, in the west, increasingly dependent on china for technological advances, we saw that in our question around hinckley, and nuclear as well, and china has so much surplus to invest, and at the same time china is picking up country same time china is picking up cou ntry after same time china is picking up country after country in terms of significant buying up of infrastructure. it is going to be interesting to see what the government announcement is, because we have only had leaks, so we don't know finally what any government decision is going to be, do we, as yet. the times have that front page on cambridge university... we are being cheerful tonight. is, rape, cambridge university... we are being cheerfultonight. is, rape, iran, china... it is interesting because of the front pages are all com pletely of the front pages are all completely different which shows
there is not one dominating story. cambridge announcing an enquiry to investigate whether it should pay reparation on its links to the slave trade, historically. they have had a lot of controversy around this question and we are seeing pressure from students. it is interesting... i completely missed this. glasgow university has done a similar exercise and has come to the conclusion of £200 million announced not so long ago, undertaking a programme of reparative, including creating a centre. really, what is interesting is to we really need a two—year investigation to tell us that one of britten's biggest university institutions has
benefited from the slave trade. it is almost inevitable that will be the case and everyone those institutions would have benefited from it. what is interesting is that the timing and the met that is sweeping us — that the mood. they are talking here about being driven by one particular academic who is driving this agenda, a human rights scholar from canada who became vice chancellor in october. lots more discussion. even meghan markle has talked about universities in this country been far too white, and a pale. the interesting thing is when we we re pale. the interesting thing is when we were at school, we were doing the battle of hastings, kings and queens and tutors and nazi germany 's but my kids have things like black
history month... if you come from india, as my family does, it is different what we learn from the stock british history. british history has been forced into the public arena by major institutions because of the more diverse population. in general, the openness but the breadth and depth of the discussion from schools to universities is still very rudimentary and, in terms of the slave trade, everybody remembers wilberforce and the abolition and that makes us feel good about ourselves but the bedrock of british prosperity through the 18th and into the 19th century in terms of the
empire and the sun never setting was based on a form, and economic model — that is what it was — based on enslavement labour. there was a movement where we learned everything from the top. the kings and queens dictating and then from below, and it is about us learning about our culture from a different angle. there is a great slave museum. we are going to and with this rather extraordinary story on the mirror, are captured russian spy whale. it has a camera on its head. allegedly. we also have the story on the bbc website with moving images. a whale found with a special russian
harness, probably trained by the russian navy according to a norwegian expert. the dreadful thing is some have been used in the past for combat roles, the killing foreign divers, attaching things to foreign divers, attaching things to foreign ships. this particular creature is in the waters to do russia's bidding. an interesting quote which defends this, the idea that we are using this poor chap was putting something around its neck. it seems basic even for the russians. during the cold war, and i will have to remember all these, so much of the attention was on the central lands of germany, the berlin wall, but actually, some of the most
tense moments were to the north, in the barren straight, i've been to the barren straight, i've been to the russian city closest to norway, and some of the most... as i say tense jockeying for position between nations and the soviets in those days and the russians now have basically not change their practices are very basically not change their practices are very much, take place there, an interesting story in itself but no surprise that so much is happening in that area and so little of it is known. if you want to find out more, it is on the website. we have had a lot of international espionage linked stories... and we have not done brexit. high five!
congratulations. thank you very much indeed. 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, john and caroline. they will talk brexit, i can guarantee it, in the green room. no way. goodbye. good evening, i'mjane dougall. here's your latest sports news. alex hales has been removed from england's provisional world cup squad, all but ending his chances of playing at the tournament this summer. last week, a spokesman for the batsmen confirmed he'd been suspended following an off—field incident. his club said it was for personal reasons, with hales accepting it was right that he was suspended. the ecb said his withdrawal is in the best interests of the team, to ensure they're free
from any distractions. it's not the first suspension hales has faced — last year the ecb handed down a punishment following a fight outside a nightclub in bristol. yes, obviously it is a serious matter but in the end we had no option partly because alex hale's backstory and his involvement in bristol with the breakup with ben stokes. in the end he was acquitted of any legal matter but he was fined and suspended by the board, by the english cricket board, so he was penalise in that sense. that this disciplinary body had a look at that. it is his second offence and i do not think they had much option. i suspect they wanted to try and keep
this issue out of the public domain but once in it, everybody knows about it, i do not think they had any option. well, one of the players who might replace hales is james vince, who's in pole position to be included in england's world cupsquad. world cup squad. the hampshire captain has been added to those taking on pakistan in a one day warm up series, while ben duckett and dawid malan have been included in the squad to play ireland and also pakistan in a t20. tottenham manager mauricio pochettino says he is living the dream, and has taken inspiration from toy story‘s buzz lightyear, ahead of their champions league semi final first leg against ajax. it's the club's biggest european night for more than half a century and it'll take place in their new stadium. however, they'll be without both harry kane, who's still injured, and son hyeung—min, whose goals against manchester city helped them get this far. despite that, pochettino is still thinking big. you need to settle your dreams in
infinity and beyond, no? because if you put your dream here and at the moment you know that if you do not get this dream, you get this so it is not so difficult to accept. i think when you are ambitious and you wa nt to think when you are ambitious and you want to achieve these things, i a lwa ys want to achieve these things, i always was a dreamer. the former celtic player stevie chalmers has died at the age of 83. chalmers scored the winning goal for celtic in the 1967 european cup final against inter milan in portugal. the team, later dubbed the ‘lisbon lions', have also been mourning the passing of their captain billy mcneilm who died last week. the decision on caster semenya's challenge to continue competing without any restrictions will be announced by the court of arbitration for sport on wednesday. the south african is appealing against an iaaf rule, which limits testosterone in female
athletes taking part in some events. snooker now and it was a fascinating battle between judd trump and china's ding jun—hui, which saw trump eventually triumph at the crucible. jun—hui was 5—1 down but came back to lead the final session 9—7. however, trump fought back to take the match 13—9. he'll now play stephen maguire in the quarterfinals. that's all the sport for now. good morning, the next few days will see some rain moving very slowly from the west so the high temperatures will be further east on the uk. patches in the morning, they will left and they should be a fair bit of sunshine around. patchy rain across northern ireland to west scotla nd across northern ireland to west scotland and perhaps some western
coast of england and wales. further east, dry with sunshine. quite warm, warmer than it was on monday in the south—east of england. through the evening and overnight, the rain pushing further s words and, with more cloud around, it should not be quite as chilly. still some sunshine around, particularly on wednesday morning. also for northern ireland for a while. elsewhere, a case of showers through the day. those will bea showers through the day. those will be a rather hit and miss but with more cloud around, temperatures perhaps not quite as high as they will be on tuesday.
i'm mariko 0i in tokyo. the headlines: emperor akihito is to formally give up his throne, the first japanese emperor to step down in more than 200 years. a new era is set to begin as his heir, crown prince naruhito, prepares to ascend the chrysanthemum throne. i'm kasia madera in london. also in the programme: us deputy attorney general rod rosenstein, who appointed robert mueller to investigate links between russia and donald trump's presidential campaign, resigns. islamic state releases a new video. if it is authentic, it will be the first time its leader,