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similar when going to get too similar when spread. going straight across the atla ntic spread. going straight across the atlantic and we could then set a new transatlantic flight records again and, like last weekend, this powerful jetstrea m and, like last weekend, this powerful jetstream is i and, like last weekend, this powerfuljetstream is i was going to make a powerful area of low pressure. meet storm dennis. the core of dennis stays near iceland but tightly packed i that/ ice a bus across the weekend. 60 miles an hour gustin across the weekend. 60 miles an hour gust in length. and heavy rain as well. it could bring around 50 to 70 metres. flooding issues building and as we headed through the first part of the weekend. —— isobars. it will be turning a little bit milder but thatis be turning a little bit milder but that is the list of our worries. the jetstrea m that is the list of our worries. the
jetstream stays in a powerful move and low pressure continues to influence our weather. the scope for further bounds of windy weather and further bounds of windy weather and further heavy rain at times in the south whereas further north—west we are looking at heavy showers, the showers will be falling as snow across northern heals but the weather will not be settling down anytime soon. that is your latest forecast. —— hills.
hello. this is bbc news with shaun ley. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment. first, the headlines this hour: the prime minister has confirmed the whole of the high—speed rail plan — hs2 — will go ahead, despite concerns over its environmental impact and spiralling costs. this is a fantastic project for the country.
it delivers a massive increase in our capacity for rail from the north to south and south to north and then it allows us to go forward and develop northern powerhouse rail. health experts have renamed the coronavirus — it's now covid—i9 — and they say there's a realistic chance of containing it but a vaccine could take 18 months to develop. the british businessman who's thought to have infected 11 others after a trip to singapore says he's fully recovered, thanks nhs staff. a couple tie the knot in the first same—sex marriage to take place in northern ireland, following a change in the law. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow.
with me are the editor of the political website labourlist, sienna rodgers, and the deputy leader writer at the sun, 0livia utley. good to have you back with us. they have had the luxury of looking at the papers for at least a couple of hours. they are probably bored of them by now but will show enthusiasm for the next 20 minutes. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the financial times — like many — reports on the government's thumbs up to hs2. "all aboard high spend two" says the metro. the guardianthinks the prime minister has staked his reputation on delivering the project. "scrapping the license fee means a weaker uk" — the bbc chairman will say according to the telegraph. the independent leads with government efforts to deport people to jamaica. so too does the times, saying borisjohnson is "furious" a court has stopped deportations. that was because they weren't given access to legal advice. the mirror's front page focuses
on the british man thought to have infected 11 others with the coronavirus. right, we will talk more coronavirus ina right, we will talk more coronavirus in a moment. let's talk hs2 first. 0livia, the guardian. a minister states reputation, creating a new spine for uk transport. if ambitious, it's brave, how risky is it politically, really? ithink it's politically risky in a way that obviously quite a lot of grassroots really are opposed to hs2 and have been for a long time and quite a lot of new mps are quite against hs2 and it's interesting seeing them already coming out against a huge infrastructure project. on the other hand, he ate is in an incredibly powerful position does mackie is in. they may grumble behind his back but coming against the prime minister who has just won them an 80 seat majority in complaining loudly... also, he has done quite a job. as you see in the papers here from a pr perspective of sort of, turning it into his being. hs2, yesterday goes
wrong his reputation will be in jeopardy, but if it goes right, then it is he is. —— yes, if it goes wrong his reputation will be in jeopardy. people should have learned that from the politics of london. he is so good at spinning things into his own thing. it has been such a nightmare up into this point, hs2, he is nothing he can get it down from £106 million is because they are suggesting, he is saying it could come down to £75 billion. that could come down to £75 billion. that could be spun as a win. he has done well at creating opportunities for himself which could be winning opportunities. and sienna of the money is quite interesting. i was speaking to the leader of leeds city council. she is enthusiastic about taking some responsibility for hs2. she wants the power and industry to
shape this locally for her community. but on the costs question, some of the figures are just fantasies, well, we will put in 40% for contingencies, ineffective things that will go wrong. that's has a mystic, 40% is a lot. 20% for efficiencies that the industry will develop —— that is has a mystic —— pessimistic. no—one can honestly say how much it will cost. there is a lot of guesswork going on, i think. hsz has been going on for ages now. there are divisions in both main parties over it, there are mps who oppose it. those new tory mps who woi'i oppose it. those new tory mps who won their seats in the red while, it isn't so read any more, it is quite blue —— red wall. the prime minister did mention this in the commons today and he did talk about the way
local communities are at the centre of this and how they are affected, you know, the green groups as well — they have a lot of strong cases to make just because they have angered so make just because they have angered so many local residents. it is going to be affecting them and not benefiting them at the same time. to be affecting them and not benefiting them at the same timem is politically savvy to pacify those people by promising investment into other transport networks in the north, which won't benefit from hs2. so he is investigating £5 billion into city links up north. but it's just more money. in the air and places like chatham and amersham and other seeds that are directly affected —— other seats, warwickshire and others, they are going to stay voting tory anyway. it's not going to be enough to change their political allegiance long—term. change their political allegiance long-term. they were mostly
remainers. let's move on to the mirror was that this is a powerful headline, 0livia. steve walsh, the businessman and also a scout leader or something or other, he's a good chap who does a lot of good things. he's very and unfortunately in being busy became this awful phrase of "super—spreader" of coronavirus. com pletely "super—spreader" of coronavirus. completely innocent, understandably fea rful of completely innocent, understandably fearful of being a scapegoat, being publicly outed like this.|j fearful of being a scapegoat, being publicly outed like this. i have noticed since this story came out and there is a man to the story, people are talking more sympathetically about him which is a relief. he has an incredibly busy day. he was at a conference in singapore, he flew back to france to have a quick ski trip with his friends, then he went home, went to his local pub and then went to yoga.
when did he start to feel unwell? must have been so tiring. you have to feel for him. he is splashed over across the front pages that we don't know exactly how severe coronavirus is, we don't know what the susceptibility is, we don't know what before cullity is. there is so much we don't know. on the fatalities, we have the latest figure from kubo province in the last hour or so —— hubei province, 1068 people have now died in hubei province from coronavirus. the mortality rate is high, but as a percentage of people who are carrying it and known to be infected, it isn't as bad as sars. so some ups and some downs. we don't know how many of them are getting symptoms and therefore getting tested as well. so we just don't know the extent of it at the moment. the w know the extent of it at the moment. thewhodid
know the extent of it at the moment. the w h 0 did say there wouldn't be another vaccine for at least 18 months so we can't rely on at any sooi'i. months so we can't rely on at any soon. sars's outbreak was over by the time the vaccine appeared. as a newspaper journalist, a the time the vaccine appeared. as a newspaperjournalist, a journalist very very high profile brand, the sun, how do you keep a story like this going? it's important, but not a lot moves for a lot of the time. absolutely. it's a lot of digging around at the newsdesk and we get a lot of stories about people who might have been impacted and trying to get to the bottom of actually what is going on, what is hype, what is fake news, so it takes a lot of time to get to what actually happened and what is just oh, someone has a cold and they have gone to their gp. so it's a good example, actually, of — not in any
british newspapers i've seen, but i have noticed on twitter there are a lot of conspiracy theories spreading. it's very, very fertile ground for conspiracy theories. a chinese virus, which we know almost nothing about, which is killing an unknown number of people in a city that no—one has heard of. 0r, unknown number of people in a city that no—one has heard of. or, of people haven't heard of. so it is thejob of people haven't heard of. so it is the job of newspapers to crackdown on that and broadcasters as well. so, a big job. on that and broadcasters as well. so, a bigjob. a huge on that and broadcasters as well. so, a big job. a huge responsibility to report on it accurately and responsibly. and there would be more and more personal stories. that's look at the telegraph now. with borisjohnson again, look at the telegraph now. with boris johnson again, although look at the telegraph now. with borisjohnson again, although down at the bottom of the paper here. bronson reshuffle will be no revolution, it says. 0livia, you have probably been digging around with the reshuffle for a few weeks now. has the story changed? well, yes. just after the general election
a lot of people were saying it was going to be a huge reshuffle, he has had to have this government for the last six months, he didn't want them, hejust had last six months, he didn't want them, he just had them for stability. until he establishes his own mandate by winning the election. now he can do whatever he wants. a couple of weeks ago we were starting to report, like other newspapers, perhaps this reshuffle wasn't going to be as big as expected, mainly because he already has all of his friends, everyone is on boris johnson's side now. he doesn't really need to bring people closer. there were some thought that what he was going to do is, he has been relying on ministers good at media and spreading the message because thatis and spreading the message because that is what you need in a minority government. that is what you need when you are fighting an election. but now he has the freedom to choose people who are just good at the job. we don't know how much that is going to happen. he is definitely bringing in — well, it sounds like he's going to bring in some remainers, so he is bringing the party back together, same thing with the country. it will look quite good if he does that, i
think. so, yeah, ithink it look quite good if he does that, i think. so, yeah, i think it is shaping up to be interesting but not as revolutionaries as expected. shaping up to be interesting but not as revolutionaries as expectedm suppose in some ways he has the advantage that labour until april is really concerned with its own issue of leadership. he kinda has a sort of leadership. he kinda has a sort of territory where he can get on with stuff. not too much opposition from the labour party, involved in its costings and so on. —— hustings. if there are going to be any comments on lab at the moment it is going to be on the leadership. was that there is a villa, she is tipped to be going, people thought she is not so much focused on herjob the same way that michael gove was and the environment brief, and that is
something that luke pollard as the new labour ministerfor something that luke pollard as the new labour minister for the department — and he wrote for labourlist talking about how she is up labourlist talking about how she is upfor labourlist talking about how she is up for thejob. labourlist talking about how she is up for the job. in the meantime she hasn't really done anything much with that department. that is going to be very important over the coming yea rs. we to be very important over the coming years. we know the climate crisis is going to be leading to more flooding, for instance, what is going to affect those seats that the tories have just one. they might not have thought that was important but this weekend, with the storms, the environment is back in if headlines and it is affecting voters directly and immediately. if headlines and it is affecting voters directly and immediatelym will be interesting to see who boris johnson puts in that role. in the past they have been junior nobodies and it is a sign they do not care about the environment... the old story, a huge turnover of ministers
as well. under labour, 20 transport ministers. i think, if as well. under labour, 20 transport ministers. ithink, if borisjohnson andi ministers. ithink, if borisjohnson and i think he really should and probably will, use this opportunity to put a heavyweight on the environmentjust to put a heavyweight on the environment just partly as a message to show he cares about it and it is important and not put some old crank as previous prime ministers have. you mentioned justice secretary which has been a curse to many a career, just as the office job. a group ofjamaican career, just as the office job. a group of jamaican born career, just as the office job. a group ofjamaican born people career, just as the office job. a group of jamaican born people who subsequent committed crimes in the uk who are being deported and were deported this morning. some did not get on the plane because the judges said they did not have working
mobile phones which meant they were not able to get legal advice and therefore it is unjust to deport them without legal representation. they won that and reportedly boris johnson and dominic cummings are furious about that, the fact that pla nts were furious about that, the fact that plants were stymied. this report in the times is very much showing the government perspective but labour has made some cutting criticism of this whole affair. talking about how there is a risk of removing people with windrush claims and that is quite outrageous, considering... very toxic for the tories. sajid david took a very robust line on the windrush issue. as a son of margaret as well. the fact they were not given legal representation reminded
me of people who did not have a labour and we were woke up about it. —— lawyer. labour and we were woke up about it. -- lawyer. this could be hugely damaging. 0n the other hand, boris johnson from a pr perspective, boris johnson from a pr perspective, boris johnson won this election in a huge pa rt johnson won this election in a huge part because of law and order and it really resonates with people when he says, we do not want dangerous criminals on the street. almost none of his voters disagrees with that. but it is how you define who is dangerous. the government is identifying violent offenders. it is a little bit more nuanced than it is being betrayed. as ever. i am interested in what you are saying about he has ended up with one of
the traditional hardliners who stood up the traditional hardliners who stood up against theresa may on europe, priti patel. an robert buckland in the justice department and they epitomise the different perspectives on this issue. priti patel is perceived as a more hardline law and order and robert buckland, because he's lawyer and barrister, one with more of a judicious view, it could be perceived. it came out that dominic raabe was coming at it from a more liberal perspective. —— raab. there are serious contentions within the conservative party about this. when borisjohnson was mayor of
london he was a big campaignerfor amnesty for people. interesting argument. the telegraph, scrapping licensing will weaken the nation, says the bbc laughter. very importantly, you must mention, says the bbc. basically, the two main parties pitching themselves as antiestablishment and the bbc is very much the establishment and that has created so much struggle and tension for some time now. ministers have not been going on the today programme, radio 4 and it is very odd as a reporter always listening to radio for... and that has changed. iam to radio for... and that has changed. i am dismayed by the cuts and mostly going to investigative journalist, which is so valued people in this country. it is the
best of what bbc does and that is incredibly disappointing. it is a bit scary... victoria derbyshire made this point powerfully with her programme coming to an end that programmes can deliver particular forms of journalism that programmes can deliver particular forms ofjournalism that the bbc says it wants, and meet the public service ethics people are not necessarily watching them and listening to them in the traditional way. they are out there and available on new platforms and new audiences but the traditional audiences but the traditional audience who pay the licensees do not perceive themselves as getting the benefit. is thatjust the bbc not communicating well? perhaps the bbc has got too big. if it wasjust the public service which would do things other media organisations did
not. if they paid a smaller licence fee, perhaps it could be one of the answers. i heard it suggested that the bbc, whenever cut seem to be made, it chooses to make high—profile cuts. there is a theory that it could be cutting some of the not public service broadcasting it is doing. the other day, page on the bbc news site where the most read story was how kim kardashian eat her nuggets. is that a public service should be looking at? there is a dilemma because we're supposed to be more to younger audience and then people say that is not what public service is about. it is a philosophical question about what the bbc should be doing. philosophical question about what the bbc should be doinglj philosophical question about what the bbc should be doing. i would be interesting to see what you think
the bbc should be doing. the young kids. the vice the former vice president of the united states, people thinking thinking his busted flash. joe biden. joe biden has moved on from new hampshire because he has sort of conceded defeat already because it is so badly in iowa and he knows he would have done badly today as well in new hampshire and it really just looks badly today as well in new hampshire and it reallyjust looks like the centrist, the right of the democratic party, are very much going for a man pete buttigieg, very young... telegenic... gay... distinguished military record. he speaks very clearly as well and joe biden hasjust not speaks very clearly as well and joe biden has just not been speaks very clearly as well and joe biden hasjust not been impressive during those debates and interviews.
frankly, he is quite unintelligible sometimes... he is so old. they are all so old, sorry, i am 50, donald trump in his 70s, bernie sanders... good that they respect of the cannabis but for us we have spent yea rs cannabis but for us we have spent years looking for younger candidates, mind you jeremy corbyn isa 70. candidates, mind you jeremy corbyn is a 70. maybe as the average age changes, we need older politicians. some say we finish up politicians way to older. i like the chinese who venerate older politicians.|j way to older. i like the chinese who venerate older politicians. i bet. it is how old you seem. bernie sanders is running a genuinely energetic campaign. he had a heart attack two months ago. but he came
back from that so strongly. he is very old as well. let's end on something a bit more... the real secret that it is not what you cook but what you serve it on. it does not surprise me at all. if you have a tablecloth when you serve your food, they gave people the same tomato soup. they did it once with bright lighting and no tablecloth, dim lighting and tablecloth and the ta ble clot h dim lighting and tablecloth and the tablecloth that the most to judge how good the soup was and how long they stayed at the table. that does not surprise me at all. i am a total sucker for that. 57 was the average
score when the light was deemed without a tablecloth and 73 when one was added. i suppose every months of being ina was added. i suppose every months of being in a restaurant. it is tip. i am nota being in a restaurant. it is tip. i am not a very good cook so you can impress your loved ones with a good tablecloth. thank you very much for joining us. lovely to see you both stop a safe journey home. 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 bbc iplayer. thank you olivia and sienna. apologies we have had some technical problems. no spot coming up but there is the weather. —— sport.
we are in the firing line for more bad weather in the next few days and the weekend. eventually mild and wetter weather from the atlantic but right now cold air and cold when still blowing showers in. some particularly atrocious weather in the southern parts of scotland. snow showers coming in across scotland, northern ireland and the north of england. icy conditions in the morning. snow showers tending to become fewer as the wind ease through the day. more places become dry with more in the way of sunshine. temperature wise, similar to tuesday because it will not be as windy it should not feel as cold. changes to the south—west as we head further into the afternoon as the cloud thickens and we start seeing showers moving on, head of the main
rainbow sweeping eastwards and stu m bles rainbow sweeping eastwards and stumbles northwards, hence the cold airand stumbles northwards, hence the cold air and slows down. wet weather slowly petering out during thursday. gail is likely through the english channel. temperatures may make double figures. —— gail. it should turn dry overnight. frost and ice and maybe a few patches of mist and fog on friday. not as cold. some rain arriving as well. that rain will stumble its weight this was on friday. snow more likely over the mountains of scotland. probably little or no rain for eastern parts of england but because we are picking up more of a southerly wind, it is going to be mild everywhere. temperatures will be rising and some of that snow melting as well. we look out into the atlantic and this
is the next storm. deepening area of low pressure, heading towards iceland. storm dennis arriving this weekend. perhaps not quite as severe. as storm ciara. gusts of 60 -70 severe. as storm ciara. gusts of 60 — 70 miles an hour. biggest impact across england and wales because of the strength of the winds and heavy rain. that is likely to lead to more flooding.
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