tv The Papers BBC News September 15, 2019 10:30pm-11:00pm BST
and coming third in the world championships it shows there is potential she can get a medal in the olympics. the way the qualification process works, and we are confident she will qualify, she's just finished season one and has another coming up but the number of points she has achieved through coming third and the other results she has had, it will be very hard for her not to be in that top 20 that qualify to the olympic games. we are very confident that she will be on the top five or six, at worst, really. stay with us because we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers lynn faulds wood and giles kenningham — that's coming up after the headlines. time for a look at the weather with philip avery. hello, once again. for some, sunday has been a really decent sort of day and when the weather is that good, you really would sit around in it but it hasn't been like that everywhere. we have
had a banner of cloud, rain associated with the weather front doubling its way into the heart of the british isles and through the rest of the night, what gaps there have been in the cloud through the south—eastern quarter will fill in and that will work one of the temperatures, they won't fall away far at all. 15 or 16 in the south but under clear skies in the north, in the borders, three or 4 degrees only but at least the chance of sunshine to start of the day. a rattling of showers across northern and north—western parts of scotland, still quite a noticeable breeze and then some dry weather into the northern part of scotland, northern ireland two and a north of england faring quite nicely. across the midlands, east anglia, southern counties and all of wales, sunshine in short supply and are high on the day of only 21. bye—bye.
this is bbc news with martine croxall. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment. morning's papers in a moment. won't we? thank you giles. won't we? thank you gilesi won't we? thank you giles. i was paying attention. there was nothing wrong with being a swat, as we know, a girly swot. the liberal democrats pledge to cancel brexit, if they come to power at the next general election. if people put into government as a majority government the "stop brexit party" — then stopping brexit is exactly what people will get.
david cameron accuses borisjohnson of only backing leave in order to further his own political career. the foreign secretary condemns the attacks on saudi oil sites — saying they're a reckless attempt to disrupt global supplies — and damage regional security. police in hong kong fire tear gas and water cannon to disperse pro—democracy protesters. messages of support for former wales rugby captain, gareth thomas, who has revealed he is hiv positive — saying he wants to help reduce the stigma around the condition. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are giles kenningham
and lynn faulds wood. i bet you weren't swotty at school, giles. ijust had that feeling. i had my moments but they came and went. front pages... as borisjohnson prepares to meet eu leaders in brussels tomorrow — he's written in the daily telegraph that he "passionately believes he can get a new brexit deal," and says he's working "flat out" to avoid a no—deal departure. according to the i newspaper — as mrjohnson bids to "save brexit on october 31st", a minister has hinted that the transition period could be extended by two years to hit the brexit date. on the front page of the metro... the eu's guy verhofstadt has branded the prime minister's comparison of britain to the incredible hulk as "infantile" — asking is the eu supposed to be scared of this? a daily mail investigation has found that hundreds of thousands of crimes are allegedly being written off by the police within only 2a hours of being reported,
as overstretched forces try to prioritise their resources. saudi arabia has tried to reassure oil markets that full oil and gas production will resume quickly — writes the financial times — following the attack on two of its oil facilities which has forced 5% of global output to be halted. the times reports that iran has warned it's prepared for a "fully—fledged" war after the united states accused it of launching the drone attacks on the saudi oil sites. the guardian leads on figures it has analysed showing the increasing number of cases in which vulnerable children are linked to "county lines" drug gangs. the paper also has a photograph of england's cricketers celebrating their 135—run victory at the oval to deny australia a series win in the ashes. let's start with the telegraph, looking ahead to another busy week on the brexit front. johnson is confident that he is closing in on a
deal, says the headline, "let's get this thing done" so he won't be dead ina ditch this thing done" so he won't be dead in a ditch if he manages it. no, writing in the paper that has championed him the whole way through saying he is confident there is progress. there has been endless speculation on this issue. people say where is the substance, where is the beef, where is the progress? you have to understand the way downing street operates in the way the current team operates, a very small cabal, so they won't be sharing information for fear of it leaking and we are hearing there is a movement on the eu side as well and i think also amongst some of the ha rd core i think also amongst some of the hardcore brexiteers in the tory party, they may start to soften their stance. it is be careful what you wish for, you may not get brexit at all you have to compromise. clearly, it is going to go to the wire and it will be a sprint to get there and i don't know what the road map is, we haven't got clarity. there and i don't know what the road map is, we haven't got clarityli don't think anyone does. it depends what the reaction is on the other side of the channel. i am tired
about reading all of these men deciding what our future is going to be and we have the six in the cobra group under michael gove, they are all male. we have a female home secretary, you've got female advisers within downing street, i don't think it can be simplified in that way. you should be glad it is the men running the show. not at all, it has to be a meritocracy. he has women either side of him, he has to be careful. you don't mind as long as the right people out there, surely? that thing is, we did have theresa may, she was involved in it. yes, but she has gone now. yes but having a woman at the helm didn't help, did it? anyway, according to the daily boris, steve barclay, the brexit secretary thinks we could be locked into europe for another three years, two or three years. talking
about a landing period of three yea rs. about a landing period of three years. boris, you kind of despair of boris knowing about how a prime minister should be —— behave. boris knowing about how a prime minister should be -- behave. we should call him borisjohnson.” know, i vowed not to call him boris anymore. he is not cuddly and he is out there with a puppy as well to try and get a different picture. look, how surprising is it, really, that these things are going to take a long time to unpick? even if you get a deal. it is the end of the beginning, once we have got a deal. that is fairly chilling. we have all of these trade deals to be struck. with countries we have never heard of. but if they can say that we have actually done a deal, or got an agreement, it is not a deal, that is quite a pivotal moment. agreement, it is not a deal, that is quite a pivotal momenti agreement, it is not a deal, that is quite a pivotal moment. i don't think you will see a shot in the arm
-- i think think you will see a shot in the arm —— i think you will see a shot in the arm, investment flooding in because of the uncertainty so far.” would love them too honour the fact that 48% of people voted remain. yes, 52% voted to leave, but what we should do is leave the eu but then just stay in the common market and then we satisfied both sides. we could have decided three years ago. they're depends what flavour of brexit you think you voted for. the metro, infantile hunk... no, that is something quite different, what a contradiction in terms that would be. comparing britain to the marvel hero, you know, the matter i got... yes, the incredible hulk, the matter i get, the more kickback, but having
said that, mark ruffalo, who played the incredible hulk in the avengers films, he hit back on twitter saying hold only forward for the good of the strong. and in the tv series, he made a bit of a mess wherever he went. he was dense and destructive and also, he was best when he worked ina team, and also, he was best when he worked in a team, working together, and i'm not sure that is what is happening at the moment, and it was disastrous when he worked alone. i have a feeling the hulk is really dominic cummings and pm johnson is in the team but now... you think cummings is running the show? i think this is classic media westminster obsession. advisers advise, politicians decide. of course, he is there to keep doors down, break the impasse, be counterintuitive but there is a bit ofa counterintuitive but there is a bit of a media obsession saying he was running the show? they are not inside number ten. ultimately, the
decision lies with boris. with pm johnson. is it different to when you we re johnson. is it different to when you were there? i am not there to give you an informed opinion but it is com pletely you an informed opinion but it is completely different backdrop as well. let's have a look at saudi arabia in the ft, seeking to reassure markets as it halves oil production in these particular sites, not oil production generally. a5% drop sites, not oil production generally. a 5% drop in... sorry, 5% of global output has been halted. which is going to hurt and prices will go up, it says here but for anyone who doesn't know what happened because they weren't reading the papers today, they were enjoying the last rays of summer, there were reportedly ten drones that came over from the houthis, they are claiming it was them in yemen, and attacked two of the leading sides that dealt with crude oil and they have knocked the crude oil production in saudi,
which is the biggest supplier of crude petrol in the world. now, the trouble is that, apparently, if you are going to send these drones over into saudi areas, they have to pass over the top of american areas with ships. widening the americans detect that there were ten over them? -- why didn't. that is the question, there is a dispute about who is ultimately behind them. the us is blaming iran and saudi is their closest ally in the gulf region and obviously huge implications for stability in world markets and energy supply. and iran now saying they are outraged by the accusation but there has been this proxy war going on between saudi arabia and iran in yemen for the last four yea rs. iran in yemen for the last four years. meanwhile, the price of our petrol is going to go up because they are having a proxy war. and probably other things as well if it carries on. all of the lorries
idling trying to get through into the country carrying our medicines. sorry, am i sounding like the media ain? sorry, am i sounding like the media again? we have not got there yet. conflating saudi arabia and brexit. the daily mail, shock rise in crime probes. that is such a journalist word. abandoned in 2a hours. police saying they are overstretched to investigate all of them. there were 20,000 fewer police, wasn't there? wasn't that done by pm made during hertenure? wasn't that done by pm made during her tenure? i'm not sure about the figures, obviously boris johnson her tenure? i'm not sure about the figures, obviously borisjohnson has come out and said i'm going to bring in 20,000 extra coppers. for getting the ones they got rid of. there was a backdrop of cuts, whoever was in power would have had to make the cuts but there is a wider point, the nature of crime is changing, you have cyber security, hacking and i suppose the police, we talked about drones and crimes being committed with drones, the way the police are
and they reacted to crimes has had to change, so they had to make a judgment call about what is important and what isn't. we were talking about burglary before we came on air. is it still such a big issue for the police? i was burgled and the police didn't really seem to ca re and the police didn't really seem to care too much about it. it comes down to what do people actually steal because what is of value left in the home is given we are moving towards a cashless society. tvs and la pto ps towards a cashless society. tvs and laptops aren't worth what they once were. they are still worth it. once upona time, were. they are still worth it. once upon a time, they were worth a lot more. these days, you can get a la pto ps for more. these days, you can get a laptops for 100, £150. more. these days, you can get a laptops for 100, £150]: more. these days, you can get a laptops for100, £150. i am neighbourhood watch around my area and we were having trouble with burglaries and what we have done is, or the police suggested, we all move on to these local social media websites, and on there, whenever you see a burglar or somebody behaving
badly in your area, you pop it onto the social media and we all look out for them. also, more the social media and we all look out forthem. also, more and more the social media and we all look out for them. also, more and more people have got cameras on their doors, in their door bells, but there is a lot of that happening that is making them less interested. also, drug is easier to get away with and has a higher value, so there are a lot of places where people do drugs in our area and we had two arrests about three weeks ago and they call is one of my neighbours, who sent it to me, i called the police and they went around. it is still possible to support and help them find people. daily telegraph, ethical bbc will overta ke daily telegraph, ethical bbc will overtake netflix, says lord hall. tony hall announcing this, saying the bbc will be disruptive. tony hall announcing this, saying the bbc will be disruptivelj tony hall announcing this, saying the bbc will be disruptive. i don't get the logic of this, i think netflix has completely disrupted and revolutionised the market. people don't watch sadly news by
appointment or programme by appointment or programme by appointment now. they can go the wonderful bbc iplayer that they can go on netflix and watch series. but you watch the news that it is happening, don't you? a lot of people watch it and catch a or in use packaging —— like news packaging. tony hall and the boss of channel 4 news have talked about collaborating because more and more production houses are going to netflix because they pay more and there is more pure —— less bureaucracy. one thing i discovered, a lot of people are watching the news channel live streamed via iplayer, which is an offer, that is a technical word, that netflix don't have. they don't have the live offer that we can have. they are going to move to that point. i hope people are watching news but are not overly sure. i'm not overly sure, i mean, i've known tony hall a long time but the word ethical isn't going to
appear in the sun anytime soon so pick a exciting word. that's it for the papers this hour. giles and lynn will be back at half past eleven for another look at the papers. next on bbc news, it's the travel show. coming up this week... i am finding out how you can get up close as experts restore one of the world's most famous works of art. it looks incredible. and krista goes while swimming off the coast of scotland. you know what... know, i am lying, it is really cold. welcome to the travel show, with me, ade adepitan — this week coming to you from amsterdam, where they are marking 350 years since the death of one
of their most famous artists, rembrandt. in 1631, he made this city his home, and it's here that he painted his most famous masterpieces. and you can see many of them on display at the rijksmuseum. but what i've come here to see is very special, and involves a painting that rembrandt is best known for. one of the most famous works of art in the world — the night watch. the painting is almost four centuries old, and over the years there have been various restoration attempts. but now the museum is undertaking the most sophisticated one ever, using high—tech methods to carry out a forensic examination of how rembrandt actually painted the picture before restoration can begin. and it's all being carried out in one of their galleries, in full view of the public, and livestreamed online.
oh man, so that's it, the night watch. it looks incredible. and what are they doing here? the machine you see there is an x—ray fluorescent scanner, and this way we get an idea of the elements present in this painting. this is a painting which is for us to admire, why is it so important for you to know about the elements? we need to figure out, we want to know how rembrandt painted it, what his ideas were when he was painting it, how he made this nice composition, was it first all ok on the canvas, or did he change his mind and change small things, or did he change the composition? those things we would like to know. at the same time, we would like to know what kind of pigments rembrandt used. so you are getting a real idea of what it was like to be a painter in rembrandt‘s time. yes... or even just his unique style? his unique style, indeed.
yeah, we are basically on rembrandt‘s shoulder and watching him while he is painting these paintings. so we're going to photograph the painting in daylight, but we're not going to do it like one snapshot, we are going to do lots of photos next to each other, i think from the top of my head, its 11,000 photos. so then we get a really high resolution, it's like you are looking through a microscope. one pixel in that photo is like a blood cell, or basically it is smaller than a hair, a human hair. all of this scrutiny, all of this work for one artist — what do you think rembrandt would make of it if he was around today? laughs i would personally think that he would think we are crazy. laughs yeah, yeah.
i have travelled about 30 minutes outside of amsterdam to a historic town called leiden, where i've been told you can have a very different rembrandt experience. leiden is the place where rembrandt was born and opened his first studio. today it's a smart university town but it's still proud of its connection with the artist. and if you like mixing fact with fantasy, one great place to try out is this rembrandt—themed escape room, situated here inside an old mediaeval tower. so basically i've been told that this house is haunted by the spirit of rembrandt, and we have an hour to escape, trying to use the clues, and that picture apparently is going to give us some
information and help us escape. jaunty pipe music. over here, there is a padlock, and it's got colours on it. so i am thinking, i am wondering if those colours are anything to do with the colours up on... can you see? you don't need to know much about the history of art to try and work your way out of this room. but a bit of lateral thinking and a taste for teamwork definitely come in handy. woo! what's in there! a creepy cloth! yes! we've got a creepy cloth! i think we are getting loads of clues, and we are having a lot of success, but not the big success that we need. shall we do it again? nothing happened. i think we could be here for days! is there water and bread here? and then, finally, with only ten minutes left, it all seems to come together...
hopefully. yes... yes! we are free! go team! we've escaped! well done. there's only one problem — where's the lift? but to finish off this week, christa's facing a challenge of her own in scotland! now, i've gotta warn you — if you're not a fan of swimming in cold water, i'd look away now. brrr! when the sun's out, the coastline around the isle of lewis rivals some of the best beach destinations in europe. with its crystal clear waters and soft white sand, even in the height of summer, here you can have large stretches of beach all to yourself. this really is a
scottish hidden gem. but it's also a small island where predicting the weather can be close to a mystic art. well, the clouds are drawing in, the wind is up and it's started to rain so this is not optimal swimming weather. but what i'm mainly worried about is the temperature of that seawater. i can guarantee you that you will be warmer inside the water than out today! norma hasjust begun her own wild swimming tours around the isle of lewis as an alternative way to see the area. what do you do when you go wild swimming? the first thing that you do before you go swimming is faff. there's a lot of faffing! you're thinking about where you are going, you're checking tides, water temperature, the weather, so there's a lot of prep before you actually go for a swim. so, in some cases, you wouldn't really call that wild swimming. it's very contrived! but, no, once you get in the water, it just takes over. what is the appeal of wild swimming?
it is being just totally immersed. centuries back, some of the islanders used to settle on some of the smaller islands. so, you can see ruins and remains of that. on a couple of my swims, i take people out to an island where there is a temple and a cemetery where people used to bury their dead there, away from the village, they used to take them out to the island. so, for me, it's not just about the swimming. you see amazing things that nobody might have seen before. you feel as if you're exploring uncharted territory. you are an explorer! yeah! wild swimming has only become popular here in recent years. norma told me that when she was growing up, she learnt that for generations, people here have had a fear of the sea. just off the coast lies the wreckage of a vessel that sank in 1919. it was carrying soldiers returning from the first world war. more than 200 drowned,
leaving a deep scar on the island. and it put many hardy islanders off even learning to swim. but for me, it's time to get on with it. does that feel good? yeah, good. i'm actually quite wet already, and it's not because we have been in. it's because it's raining. perfect weather for swimming! oh, it's lovely. oh, lovely, you say! do you know what? it's actually not... no, i'm lying, it's really cold! i was trying to be polite, but it's cold. but...i think the longer you're in, you just get used to it. absolutely. 0k. yeah. ok, i can do this. yeah, you can! you're doing it! after a few minutes, thanks to my wetsuit, my body did start to warm up, and if you keep moving, it's fine.
it's not advisable to come wild swimming unless you are really familiar with the area. and norma is constantly checking in with me and guiding me to shallow areas where we can take a break. because we're now coming onto a low tide now, we've passed slack water, so it's a bit of a stronger... it's a bit of timing of the tide, really. so we are at the stronger pull of the tide just now, so we're going to go with it, and the deeper we getjust now, you can feel it again, that we're going that way. so, you really need to be familiar with the area. due to the sea conditions, we weren't able to go to any of the iron age ruins on the islets, but we did manage to reach this place. we have just come into this absolutely beautiful little cave and it's so different, isn't it? we've just come around the headland, which was quite choppy and really strong current, quite dramatic, and here, it's so peaceful and calm. and though it's really dark, i look down, i can see my feet really clearly.
the water is so clean. this is a relatively unexplored corner of the uk. and this certainly is a unique way to explore it. if it weren't for the cold and the jellyfish, i feel like i could just float here all day! hello, after a somewhat mixed bag of weather through the weekend, it looks like the forthcoming week will be dominated by high pressure, giving largely dry conditions through the british isles. yes, there will be some rain at times for parts of scotland and as befits the season, there will be some chilly nights. it will be a chilly start to the day for northern england, much of scotland and northern ireland, down at three, four, five in some locations, closer to 1a or 15 across the south.
you've had a blanket of cloud overnight, bits and pieces of rain from that gradually pulling away a little bit further south. the best of the sunshine further north, doing a little bit for the temperatures, getting up to around 15 degrees or so. it is this area of high pressure that creeps its way towards the british isles during the course of the week, but on tuesday, the isobars there, the win quite noticeable through the northern and north—eastern parts of scotland and down the north sea coast. elsewhere, variable amounts of cloud, a lot of dry weather, variable amounts of sunshine till late on, it willjust post this cloud and rain into the north—western corner of the british isles. take care.
this is bbc news i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 11:00: borisjohnson is accused of only backing the brexit leave campaign to advance his own political career, according former prime minister david cameron. an overwhelming vote to scrap brexit. without another referendum, should the liberal democrats come to power at the next election. police in hong kong fire tear gas and water cannon to disperse pro—democracy protesters. the police have decided enough is enough and they are making use of water cannon as well as teargas will stop we have just seen that these hard—core stop we have just seen that these ha rd—core protesters just keep stop we have just seen that these hard—core protesters just keep on coming