tv The Papers BBC News July 25, 2019 11:30pm-12:00am BST
hello. this is bbc news with martine croxall. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment. first the headlines: baking britian — thousands flocked to beaches and pools as temperatures peaked at 38.1 degrees celsius, making it the second hottest day on record. but much of the rail network couldn't cope, passengers had to be rescued as overhead power cables were damaged by the heat. it is almost unprecedented. i've been working on the railway for ten years. i've never encountered
temperatures like this. on his first full day as prime minister, borisjohnson heralds what he called a new start on the road to brexit. today is the first day of a new approach which will end with our exit from the eu on the 31st of october. nissan cuts its workforce by 12,500 worldwide, after reporting a 98% drop in profits. and nominations are revealed for this year's prestigious mercury prize. we might be going old school and holding things up at the camera in a minute. hello and welcome to our look
ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me arejessica elgot, who's the chief political correspondent for the guardian, and lucy fisher, the defence correspondent at the times. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the sun is a real treat tonight. something we'll all feel at least slightly familiar with after today's heatwave. an overheated grenadier guard features on the front page of the guardian, alongside reports of the climate emergency being a factor in the record breaking temperatures. "boiling point", reads the daily mail, also leading on the hot weather. here's the sun — make of that what you will. let's move on quickly, please. britain's in meltdown according to the metro — its front page reports on meltdown number 1 from brussels over borisjohnson‘s plans for brexit, and meltdown number 2 as the soaring temperatures across the country today. a great picture on the front of the mirror, which shows people cooling off
in hathersage outdoor pool in derbyshire. they will be busy tomorrow now we have featured that. away from the heatwave, the ft is leading on plans for new monetary stimulus measures from the european central bank, to boost the ailing eurozone economy. and the times reports on failed attempts by the new prime minister to lock in the support of hardline eurosceptics, with news that steve baker turned down a ministerial role in borisjohnson‘s government. plenty of politics and plenty of hot weather to discuss. brussels rejects boris johnson's plan for new weather to discuss. brussels rejects borisjohnson‘s plan for new brexit deal over the summer. again. they are insisting there would be no changes to the agreement. jean—claude juncker, the outgoing president of the eu, said that although the eu is prepared to add some language, as he put it, to the
non— legally binding part of the agreement, it has to be compatible with the agreement signed off and agreed to and rejected it three times by parliament. we are basically at the same impasse we we re basically at the same impasse we were in march and maybe even earlier than that and borisjohnson still has an extremely difficult task ahead of him trying to get the eu to shift its position and extremely difficult task to get anything that resembles this withdrawal agreement for parliament. they say we are happy to clarify, how much more clarity do we need! boris johnson seems to have two options. it could have tried to tweak it and gone on withjean—claude have tried to tweak it and gone on with jean—claude juncker's language. but it is like putting lipstick on a
pit} but it is like putting lipstick on a pig. he has gone with a different approach, saying that withdrawal has to be torn up and the backstop has to be torn up and the backstop has to go and the buck stops with him. i think it is interesting today how robustly he has laid down his position in his first day as prime minister. do they think he's bluffing? they minister. do they think he's bluffing ? they have minister. do they think he's bluffing? they have come back saying it is unacceptable. we are still at a stand—off but the key difference in the coming weeks is that boris johnson really is ramping up no deal preparations. we will see additional funding and a public information campaign warning about the differences we will see if we crash out with a no deal. that is a very different approach. yes and probably brussels never did believe that theresa may was prepared to go through with an ideal and should
probably wasn't. one of the reasons perhaps is because even though the government might be as prepared as it possibly could with an ideal, business is were not prepared. they we re business is were not prepared. they were not anything like prepared because they also did not think it was something that was going to happen and that is something boris johnson will find difficult to control. our business is prepared to ta ke control. our business is prepared to take the risks and money needed to prepare for a no deal. it would be huge, huge investments for some businesses. and massive changes to their businesses and maybe even moving outside the country entirely. they can be public information campaigns, he has put michael gove in charge of that. but whether you can really shield the economy if business is not properly prepared is a real question. given that boris
johnson has always said he was quite co mforta ble johnson has always said he was quite comfortable with an ideal and the house with criticism about whether theresa may was a good negotiator and showed her hand. how genuine is boris johnson's and showed her hand. how genuine is borisjohnson‘s claim that he will work flat—out to get a deal through. i think it is credible. he said that he would much prefer to leave with a deal, albeit it has to be by this ha rd deal, albeit it has to be by this hard deadline on october 31st. they will be a lot of difficulties with an ideal brexit notjust with will be a lot of difficulties with an ideal brexit not just with the will be a lot of difficulties with an ideal brexit notjust with the uk but with the eu. this is still a stand—off. huge problems for ireland for the eu side so they could yet be more accommodations made by all parties and i think borisjohnson, looking forward to after brexit and
setting out the distinctive domestic agenda he has spoken to on the steps outside downing street, to have a chance to go to the public and get on with the domestic programme, he does not deliver brexit and it will be easier with a deal. eu criticism ofjohnson‘s be easier with a deal. eu criticism of johnson's unacceptable brexit teams sensing for a bruising to her. what was unacceptable ? teams sensing for a bruising to her. what was unacceptable? his absolute insistent that the backstop, the insurance policy that would ensure there is no hard border between the republic of ireland and northern ireland, has to go. it is a key tenet of the withdrawal treaty and that has been the real key obstacle that has been the real key obstacle that many of the hardline cities in parliament refused to back theresa may's deal. ireland, very vocal people in insisting the backstop has to stay. it is their insurance
policy as well to ensure the free flow of goods and people. as part of the good friday agreement as well. one of the things that is quite interesting and what the eu have observed as well, they do not seem to think borisjohnson was living in the real world with these demands. barnier notices very strong reactions about the deal coming from the house of commons as boris johnson gave his speech. loads of mps setting up scenic and never accept an ideal. you can say you can spend as much money as you like and do as many bombastic speeches and public campaigns but brussels is noticing the mps in the house of commons and they may think mps will find a way to stop a no deal. and we
know the political sensitivities of the hard border return. they are all these potential procedural options opened to mps who reject the idea of fio opened to mps who reject the idea of no deal but at the moment, the status quo is that we do leave and therefore the closer and closer we get to the deadline, the more the possibility grows that, even if people do not want that to be the case, we will tumble out because thatis case, we will tumble out because that is the status quo. what about the idea that keeps coming back that there will be a technological solution at some point to keeping the border open, there will not be a ha rd the border open, there will not be a hard border because ology will resolve it, if not now at some point in the future. —— technology.
resolve it, if not now at some point in the future. -- technology. this is why people say you should not have an end date. there will be at some point some technological development that could allow that. you cannot end and on the backstop because technology has to appear by that time and suddenly you end up with a dire situation... or you have to renegotiate the backstop. as a temporary insurance solution. what borisjohnson is saying this to happen is there should be all of that negotiated as part of the future relationship. we know what the trading relationship with the eu- the trading relationship with the eu— which we have not negotiated at all — this is about how we leave not about the future relationship, that is the next stage. an we should be pa rt is the next stage. an we should be part of the next stage of negotiation, the borderfor ireland.
in the times, steve baker sank that he does not want this job he was offered. it would have been a palace position for him. steve baker, hard eurosceptic who basically brought down theresa may, a leading figure in the leave campaign. he seems to have been offered a similarjob again by boris johnson have been offered a similarjob again by borisjohnson and he says he does not want to feel the same powerlessness. this is the first blow to the presentation of boris johnson of being the prime minister for the eurosceptics and who he might be able to bring with him. losing steve baker in the way he has, rejecting the job losing steve baker in the way he has, rejecting thejob he
losing steve baker in the way he has, rejecting the job he was offered, damages his chances of getting something through the house of commons. plenty of people on the back benches making all sorts of difficulties and pulling in a very different directions. a particular group boris has to worry about is the hardline right wing is of the party, many of whom already have history with dominic khan the controversial aid who will oversee the brexit preparations but also special advisors will report to him. he has called the e06 narcissistic, and a tumour that needs excising. punchy phrases that give the measure of the man. he is not afraid to go on the attack when people get in his way. it sets up quite a scene. how
surprised were jealous that dominic cummings made this appearance?m had been rumoured over the past few weeks but gently denied by the team. some suggestion, i am not sure it is true, that dominic coming wasn't sure he was being brought into number 10 until boris johnson sure he was being brought into number 10 until borisjohnson was confirmed as the next prime minister. certainly it is a surprise appointment but it sends a signal that dominic cummings is known for. a winning campaigner. he hasn't won the two big referenda campaigns and also the electoral reform campaign and so if you're going to try and send a kind of back signal to some tory mps that, if you do not vote for this deal, we are ready for an election, then bringing dominic coming to downing street is saying
that without having to say it. recently betrayed by benedict cumberbatch. perhaps there will have to bea cumberbatch. perhaps there will have to be a sequel. johnson backs amnesty for half a million in the uk without papers. this may be a surprising development?” without papers. this may be a surprising development? i think it might be. the more surprising development for those people concerned about immigration is his decision to jettison the target first traduced under david cameron to get immigrant migration down to 100,000 people a year. repeatedly, the promise was made and broken by cameron and theresa may. i do think with the amnesty, the british people would have a sense of fair play, and as borisjohnson would have a sense of fair play, and as boris johnson pointed would have a sense of fair play, and as borisjohnson pointed out, there are many people for whatever reason are many people for whatever reason are in this an ominous legal status with regard to their emigration.
many people, like some of the windrush generation, have lived here for decades, worked in the uk, never been involved in the criminal justice system. i like to think the idea of giving this amnesty to half a million people would be welcomed. i also think it is interesting, because clearly by announcing this today, he's going to upset the more right wing flavour to his campaign when he was pitching only to tory party members. i stance —— pitch was not and letting go of this target that was so elusive. certainly a relief to lots of people. and boris johnson knew this was a pledge he first made as london mayor, his a lwa ys first made as london mayor, his always been much more liberal on things like immigration than theresa may. it's just whether the things like immigration than theresa may. it'sjust whether the british public are. it borisjohnson is. let's look at the mirror. wonderful picture. robert, one of our producers said this was one of those
beautiful black—and—white party photographs. what would you pay to get into an outdoor pool like that ona get into an outdoor pool like that on a day like this? people have been trying not to, not paying, butjust climbing over the walls. police had to be cold to one of the bulls in london because so many people were trying to get into the water —— pools, and it's really not surprising. i pay handsomely for the chance to be in that rather delicious looking pool. certainly on public transport it has been far less comfortable today.|j public transport it has been far less comfortable today. i took my dog off for a puddle. she struggles terribly in the heat. michael was glad to. and here's — on quite a lot of the front pages tonight. one of the guardsmen outside buckingham palace. that is tough at the best of times, never mind in this heat. with those heavy and really thick hats, i
think it's very tough. they do practice of their ceremonial parade duties. yes, they get used a people sticking cameras in theirfaces duties. yes, they get used a people sticking cameras in their faces are not having to flynn's. i was feel sorry for these people who — completely ordinary people having to go about this. they obviously have to get used to being photographed but you know, extreme weather, i rememberseeing a but you know, extreme weather, i remember seeing a picture of a small girl being hit in the face with a no ball —— a snowball, that is going to hold them forever. this is certainly one of them. he looks like he's meditating to take himself out of the moment and to cope with the heat. the son, johnsun. oh, it's gone. can we bring it back? or was it too much for everyone? you can see it on the desk, in black—and—white, it looks even more if cereal. someone in the gallery
that it reminds her of the teletubbies we pause son. what on earth possessed them to do that? i think it's a great pond, it's a classic. very peculiar. two papers, trying to combine the hotheaded atmosphere with the hot temperatures outside and this one, you know, the son is the champion of borisjohnson and they think is going to bring some signs to the nation —— the sun. and finally, the times. tv viewers finally free of mumbling actors. the bbc is coming up with some technology to try and help people who don't always catch what people are saying in programmes. yes, i
like the sound of this. there would bea like the sound of this. there would be a button on the remote or screen, a slider where you condemn the background noise in a scene which sounds great, and personally i wish that option was available in busy restau ra nts. that option was available in busy restaurants. dimming out the background noise. iwould restaurants. dimming out the background noise. i would like that in real life, too. i didn't realise how many people struggled with hearing loss or problem hearing. yeah, and it also seems to be people who don't just struggle yeah, and it also seems to be people who don'tjust struggle with that, as we see on tv dramas getting more realistic, they just, as we see on tv dramas getting more realistic, theyjust, this is how people start talking and more and more viewers people start talking and more and more viewers are people start talking and more and more viewers are complaining they just can't hear what people are saying. i quite like to have something, maybe the bbc can develop this, where you could turn the lights up sometimes. i watched the last season of game of thrones and there were so many scenes in the dark, half the time i couldn't see what was going on! so if we could do this voices, hopefully we can turn the lighting on a bit. to be fair to the lighting on a bit. to be fair to the bbc, which gets a bit of a batting sometimes in the papers, there are some bits of technology
that the bbc‘s developed which have become kind of standard. iplayer was ahead of the game and now seems very commonplace to have technology like that. so we'll see what we can do. it will be wonderful. i'm not sure how long the lead time on this is, i'm not sure if we would be able to use its own, but 11 million people in britain with hearing loss. 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 — seven days a week at bbc.co.uk/papers. and if you miss the programme any evening, you can watch it later on the bbc iplayer. a big thank you to my guests this evening, jessica elgot and lucy fisher. from all of us, goodnight. don't forget to buy a paper tomorrow, will you? don't forget to buy a paper tomorrow, will you ? that's don't forget to buy a paper tomorrow, will you? that's it from us. good evening, i'm chetan pathak with your latest sports news. we start with england. england's front—line batsmen have once again failed to impress,
leaving ireland in sight of an improbable victory in their first—ever test at lord's. at the end of the second day, england were 303 for nine in their second innings, a lead of 181. our sports correspondent joe wilson has more. 35 degrees, a pair of glasses, and a helmet. it's a and jack leach had to try and bat english cricket back to respectability, he grasped the occasion. leach was only sent in to stick around to protect the proper batsmen — the humble nightwatchman isn't supposed to score 50 runs, but leach did. and now everyone with england could remember that cricket is supposed to be fun. jason roy is supposed to make big scores. the first touch mats —— test match 50. england overcame the deficit, led in the match, and as the clock ticked past lunch, ireland's bowlers
seemed out of ideas. well, england first played a test match in 1877. ireland, in 2018. but any team there's ever been soon learns that in test cricket, at times you mustjust stay patient. and look, roy dismissed for 72. then leach on 92, so close to his hundred, gone. but the crowd knew what they'd seen. there's still a place in test cricket for the stoical hero. the leach spirit then vanished, as england contrived to collapse right back into jeopardy. the tumble of wickets would have been astonishing if we hadn't seen it before — for example, yesterday. make no mistake, ireland were once again inspired as they left england nine wickets down and just 181 runs ahead at the close of play.
i learned of the sweetest scent of victory. —— ireland. joe wilson, bbc news, lords. well england's tail did wag a little after woakes' dismissal, but they'll resume tomorrow with just one second innings wicket left, and a lead ofjust181. so ireland are within sight of a historic victory in their very first test match against england, but still have work to do. the wolves have made a winning return to european football, almost a0 years after they were last there with a 2—0 win over crusaders at molineaux. they made the breakthrough towards the end of the first half of their europa league second round first leg tie thanks to diogojota's strike. it looked like the irish cup winners would limit the damage but in stoppage time, keeper sean o'neill dropped joao moutinho's cross straight to ruben vinagre, who tapped into an empty net. in scotland, there was a win for rangers who beat progres niederkorn of luxembourg 2—0. that's the team that knocked them out two years ago.
meanwhile aberdeen playing in tbilisi, needed a sam cosgrove penalty in the second half to rescue a 1—1 draw against chikhura. the second leg is at pittodrie next thursday. the welsh side connay's quay nomads, who knocked kilmarnock out in the previous round, fell to a narrow 1—0 defeat to pa rtizan belgrade. the serbian side scoring the only goal of the game, just after the hour mark. these are tonight's results then. in ireland, shamrock rovers beat the cypriot side apollon limassol 2—1. britain's geraint thomas has dropped to third overall at the tour de france and remains 95 seconds behind race leader julian alaphilippe. colombia's nairo quintana won the mountainous stage 18, his third career stage win at the tour. defending champion thomas rode away from alaphilippe on the final climb but the frenchman
caught up on the descent. thomas' team ineos teammate egan bernal is second overall. that's all your sport for now. when weather makes news, it's really a good thing. the extreme heat has been causing problems. the all—time record avoided, ultimately, it didn't make much difference to the sheer unpleasantness. didn't make much difference to the sheer unpleasa ntness. it has didn't make much difference to the sheer unpleasantness. it has been so exceptionally hot, friday will be cooler and things cool further going into the weekend as this weather front into the weekend as this weather fro nt m oves into the weekend as this weather front moves through. with it, some heavy rain in places as we are going to see. this is how fridays starting. thunderstorms in the easternmost parts with and humid weather still wear some spots staying in the low 20s overnight. friday will be a day of broken cloud, some sunny spells and a chance of catching a showerjust
about anywhere. still some rumbles of thunder with these developing through eastern parts of england. there is a weather front slowly edging east, but not a huge amount of rain on it. there is still some heat the further east you are, into northern scotland as well where the hotspots will be near 30 celsius. again, it isjust hotspots will be near 30 celsius. again, it is just not as hot as it has been. ahead of that weather front, it looks like it's going to be really going as we get to friday night and indeed stay with us to the weekend. an area of rain expanding and turning heavier, just as those temperatures coming down by day they are doing that by night as well. let's ta ke are doing that by night as well. let's take a look at the picture for the weekend. for some of us, our weekend weather will be dominated by our proximity to this weather front. if you get the idea, it's going to be very wet at times, it doesn't
move be very wet at times, it doesn't m ove very be very wet at times, it doesn't move very much between saturday and sunday. there is potentialfor actually quite a bit of rain in parts of northern england and southern scotland in particular as well as the high parts of the pennines. they could end up with up to 100 millimetres of rain, you also get the idea here that northern ireland, wales and the south—west see the driest weather and notjust on saturday, but into sunday as well. again, this weatherfront on saturday, but into sunday as well. again, this weather front may not be sitting exactly right here so we'll just keep not be sitting exactly right here so we'lljust keep you updated on how that shapes up. elsewhere, it stays mainly dry. there will be one of two showers popping up, but i think for many of us that we can weather will be all about these much more co mforta ble be all about these much more comfortable temperatures.
i'm ben bland, in london. the headlines: record breaking heat across europe. temperatures soar, topping wednesday's highs in france, germany, belgium and the netherlands. the usjustice department reinstates the policy to use capital punishment and schedules the executions of five federal inmates on death row. i'm sharanjit leyl, in singapore. also in the programme: south korea says the north's test of a new type of short—range ballistic missile will not help to ease tension on the korean peninsula. and the wedding photographer who's definitely not developing traditionaol big—day pictures.