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tv   The Papers  BBC News  August 3, 2020 11:30pm-12:00am BST

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spain's former king juan carlos has decided to leave the country following allegations of corruption against him. juan carlos made the announcement in a letter to his son, felipe, to whom he handed power six years ago. a million workers are asked to stay at home in australia's second city, melbourne, as it fights a rise in new coronavirus infections. the streets are already empty and curfew measures in place in australia's strictest lockdown so far. president trump has changed course on the video sharing app tik tok. he's given the go ahead for microsoft to take over the us operations. and key figures in the northern ireland peace process have paid tribute tojohn hume — the nobel prize—winning nationalist politician who's died at the age of 83. tony blair described him as a political titan.
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hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me again we have anna isaac from the wall streetjournal, and jack blanchard from politico. welcome back to you both. let's start with the irish times — it leads with a picture of the nobel peace prize winner and prominent northern ireland politician, john hume, who has died aged 83. the guardian also carries a picture ofjohn hume. but the newspaper leads on claims that russian hackers stole trade papers from the email account of liam fox, a conservative former minister. british people have been more willing to take part in the government's meal discount scheme, which started today, than to return to the office.
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that's according to the daily mail. the financial times leads on a slump in profits at hsbc, as europe's biggest bank grapples with the coronavirus crisis as well tensions between the us and china. according to the daily express, gps are to be told not to prescribe common painkillers to millions of people. the same story makes the front page of the times. it says doctors will be advised to prescribe exercise instead, to manage chronic pain. and the mirror carries a warning from scientists that the uk's test and trace system is not good enough to prevent a second — and worse — coronavirus wave in the winter. so let's begin. let's start, anna, if i may with you again. a lot of papers with very
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strong images ofjohnny hume who has died at the age of 83. just such a patent pivotal figure died at the age of 83. just such a patent pivotalfigure in died at the age of 83. just such a patent pivotal figure in that northern ireland peace process. he was the champion of nonviolent nationalism. he managed to both pursue his cause of a peaceful resolution and never abandon his political aims. pouring in from a very wide range and tony blair in particular, the prime minister was signed off on the good friday and belfast agreement was saying he was the kind of politician that was on such a stature that whether he had found himself in a different context to that he found in derry where he was from or not he would've been the political tight end. he was that kind of person that could bring people forward towards the consensus. and the relationship
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building he did across political divides is one of the reasons why he is being so thoroughly remembered from people across the political spectrum today. and he only lived a few hundred yards away from martin mcginnis in derry. and when you go back to those times it's controversial how he openly talked with sinn fein. that's when sinn fein was not allowed to be heard on the airwaves. their horses and others were dubbed by the bbc and others were dubbed by the bbc and other broadcasters. it took enormous political and personal risks and acting the way that he did. he was very heavily criticised by people on the opposite side for what he did any he had a vision for what ireland could be and he pursued it with every fibre of his being, and we see that ireland writ large today is almost nobody could credit more with the lasting peace in ireland and
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john hume. which is why there's so many pictures on the front page and tomorrow public papers. well let's move from john hume to what's happening back here. the male, not carrying a picture that others have of people out using this meal break that has been offered by rishi sunak. the story is we have had our lunch, now let's get back to work. so everyone going out to enjoy the reductions but deciding to skip the offers and go home instead. this is a real crucial point of contention between government guidance, the guidance we are getting from scientific advisers and the schemes to encourage people to get out and about in this idea that now is the moment that we really should be returning to our offices, is saying if you can work from home if you
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should. now the advice is going to the offices if it's safe to do so. asa the offices if it's safe to do so. as a real tension between people who structure gradually move towards normalisation, perhaps going out for dinner but you see these photos of the big office blocks and i've certainly been into the city when i've had to for work purposes and it's very striking there's this ghost town of fact the male describes. these places are very empty. the cafes where you would have got your lunch time sandwich is closed because they're not getting football necessary to justify opening. had the likes of others talking about closing lots of their stores and there's the sense that really until we get people back into the offices on the commute and transport networks are really going to struggle to stay active in the same way that they have previously. pfl has required significant government support to stay operating when they are losing out. there's
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this real? of the economic recovery, if we can't manage to get ourselves back to our offices and whether or not i will have to go through this painful process of adapting to a much stronger work from home culture. and that will be very painful indeed, want that because if you like the city all of the offices are still being built and people are opening up restaurants or did at the start of the year, and cafes. but the world has changed. and people and businesses are realising they don't need to be in offices. they can work happily from home, and a lot of people there working from home and enjoying it and see more of theirfamily and managing home and enjoying it and see more of their family and managing their time a bit more. any idea that are going to be guilt trips to go back into an office just to say this they shop down the road i think is an absolute nonsense. we had this technology now and people are realising it's quite easy to use. a lot of people are never going to go back to the office or not in a daily way. talking about
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the daily commute as if it's a good thing. most people hate their commute on overcrowded trains and trafficjams, all that wasted time or wasted carbon footprint all of which we can get rid of by working from home, sol which we can get rid of by working from home, so i think we should be embracing working from home as a good thing and accepting that the economy is going to have to change around it. people still eat their sandwiches just eat them in a different place and way. i feel sorry for businesses that are set up in city centres by office blocks, and economies do change with technology. that's what we are seeing here. it will be brutal if you're right, this coronavirus might have brought forward the future, eight to ten years. that's a pretty abrupt change in such a short period of time. let's go on to the metro because the other big story about this deal is how it ties in or does not rather with the obesity crisis and the prime minister public appeal
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to cut the flab. double meals on it out deals. its people talking about they can't believe their luck that they've been able to get to mills for the price of one. obviously bumping up against the message that burst of the delivered in a very personal way when he was saying that he had been overweight at the time when he had become infected with coronavirus, and that was one of the reasons that he believed in his physicians believed that why he suffered so severely with that. this message of him being seen trying to get fit with his dog bumping up against these images of getting cheap fast food. you don't have to eat unhelpfully necessarily by using these vouchers, but there is a sense that there's this contradictory message, and that said it may be differences, a lot of bit of light
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relief for some people who feel they've been furloughed or already lost theirjobs, they've been furloughed or already lost their jobs, and they've been furloughed or already lost theirjobs, and want to be able to ta ke lost theirjobs, and want to be able to take families for a cheap meal out, or a partner, to take families for a cheap meal out, ora partner, and to take families for a cheap meal out, or a partner, and it's of difficult balancing act to strike from the contradictory information and letting people have a little bit of fun. it seems number ten has been wrong—footed on this by the timing of this. have you used your vouchers yet? i have not used my vouchers yet, i think it's worth remembering that it's only mondays, tuesdays and wednesday through august. it's only about 12 days or something that this is ever going to apply. it's not a long—term programme. franklya bit of light relief. most people had a pretty tough year through 2020 and if you read the warnings coming out it's going to be an even tougher winter which of the threat of flu and flooding already added into a resurgent virus and all the rest of it. the idea that we get some cheap
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chance to eat out a few days in august i don't think anyone should be criticising that. lets go on to the independent because is notjust the independent because is notjust the people suffering from coronavirus or the people at risk losing theirjobs, its people waiting for other operations during this crisis, and the waiting lists extending exponentially. 19,775 according to the independent. increasingly disturbing figures that waiting lists for people to get treatment ranging from classified as minor operations, but obviously the longer time you spend on a waiting list and where you can develop into acute problems. and this started to feed through very early on will receive extraordinary drop off in the number of people attending a&e. that's where research is very concerned that the message was too
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strong for people not to come to hospital. now we are seeing another kind of health care impact of people not getting the treatment that they ought to have, that they have been placed on the waiting list for in this enormous backlog. so the scramble to address the backlog is going to get more and more acute as many of these procedures that might have been minor become more pressing. there is also a concern that these would have been diagnostic tests, and it's very troubling for people that might have had some kind of for instance cancer related screening they have been referred to in a lot of the bigger charities have been saying we have to still bear in mind the other health care conditions that are life—threatening and in the long term but we must not let them ove i’co m e term but we must not let them overcome too much on the back burner to serve this present new health ca re to serve this present new health care crisis committee all problems are still there and they matter. and
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all of this perhaps activate flu outbreak or a resurgence of coronavirus in the early autumn so september or october. in the military have asked your game plan author this month the possibility of researching coronavirus in a bad flu season, and a bad winter flood season, and a bad winter flood season and maybe some impact where we end the brexit transition period, and the threat of massive unemployment all of this coming down the track later this year. it does not bode well for winter, and this is yet another headline that shows how problems have been storing up this year through no fault of its own of course. and it could ten very ha rd own of course. and it could ten very hard to live this year. up to the telegraph, another story for them they've got a picture of two huge burgers being served just for the record, but the main story russians hacked cabinet minister, first time
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ona hacked cabinet minister, first time on a serving or former cabinet minister has been targeted by the russians. this is serious stuff, isn't it? it's very serious. the guardian has a story that suggests they targeted a personal e—mail address. it matters how the information is being handled by a secretary of state we have to remember in terms of the principal ofa remember in terms of the principal of a foreign state hacking any communications related to someone that hold the cabinet position, that is very, very serious. and it really is very, very serious. and it really isa is very, very serious. and it really is a work creates much more of a smoking gun that we really have seen so far in terms of russian interference in democratic processes , interference in democratic processes, and this was indeed part ofa processes, and this was indeed part of a wider misinformation campaign to feed into the political debate and ofa to feed into the political debate and of a general election. also troubling facts about the story that
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are emerging quite release which suggest these were regular at times, dipping into these communications. that could suggest we are talking about trade documents these processes go through rounds of negotiations and if they were aware of the people that might‘ve been visiting either in the us or here, they were us and uk trade documents that we are studying the various negotiations going on, it only means that access to sets of information, everything that goes with that, the movement of high—profile people, the scheduling of those talks, wider considerations around those talks presumably if they got into her access to an e—mail account that they had access to many, many pieces of sensitive information. but we all spy of sensitive information. but we all spy on each other, don't we? it's excruciatingly embarrassing moments we re excruciatingly embarrassing moments were angela merkel found that she had bugs on her mobile phone by some of her closest allies. are we being
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a bit too prim about this? you are right in that everyone knows the russians are trying to spy on us and we are trying to spy on the russians. and we spy on our friends as well. and that's true. it might not come as much of a surprise to us as it does to the general public come obviously if it was a personal e—mail account come obviously if it was a personal e—mailaccount in come obviously if it was a personal e—mail account in some ways that's more reassuring and we hope they weren't able to access ministers in boxes. we went over there doing in their but we don't know the details of that yet. he wider point of russian interference in the political process is new and if you could try and imagine a world where jeremy corbyn's big picture the election was that britain will sell off the nhs to america, and that these documents fit into that story. i think they've been successful in convincing that was going to happen
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and he had won the election, where would we be looking at the, how valid the election was? those were the big questions to deal with each time he faced the democratic process now. this is only going to be the only time that something like this is attempted. we don't want to be with the former king of spain is at the moment calling into the times, fleeing a cash scandal. nothing been proved but lots of investigations i think 100 million euros allegedly given to him for securing a trained deal in saudi arabia. some 65 million of which he gave to his former mistress. it's been a pretty awful time for the spanish royal family and we were saying earlier that this was a man who was so pivotal in that transition from dictatorship to democracy in spain, asa dictatorship to democracy in spain, as a royal who can bring the country together and indeed who stopped an
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attempt by the spanish military officer to take the country back into dictatorship. absolutely seen asa into dictatorship. absolutely seen as a champion of the transition to democracy as you say. but what we have seen since his abdication is a pretty sorry decline. whereby there's been scandals surrounding his son in law and his daughter and son—in—law was convicted and sentenced to time in prison as a result of tax fraud. and a range of corruption allegations and complex financial questions the mage that led to the funding of a saudi rail line. what you see is a proud history for him, but around the 2014 abdication and since there's been a series of scandals, one involving elephant hunting i believe and while some of it is quite colourful you
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can see from a national pride perspective is quite painfulfor spaniards i would remember the trajectory he had been on and the contrast between now and then. and i think all of the elephant trip was exposed at a time the austerity lucked out in spain the royal family seeing this in him with his mistress, it was just such a bad look. that's the sparks the 2014 abdication. at the terrible look in the whole thing stretching back probably ten years now. it's really sullied the reputation of a guy who was so widely respected. and you look at some of the comments from spanish politicians about him, pretty brutal stuff, and if you look at the nature of the allegations i don't know how many are true but you can see why people feel so strongly.
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threatening the monarchy as an institution in spain for the second time because it was a republic before. i'm really sorry to cut you short but you we have to have a strict count in my ear, and anna as well. i'm going to have to draw this toa well. i'm going to have to draw this to a close but thank you very much, both of you for taking us through the first additions and that is overlooked now at the papers. hello, i'm chetan pathak and this is sport today, live from the bbc sport centre. we start with fifa's deputy general secretary alasdair bell who says he's "100 per cent confident" president gianni infantino will face no criminal charges, despite the proceedings which have been opened against him. by prosecutors in switzerland. they're looking at alleged secret meetings between infa ntino and the swiss attorney general michael lauber, during
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an investigation into corruption at fifa. lauber resigned last week, he and infantino deny any wrongdoing. when we took over it was entirely logical that he would seek to have a meeting with the most senior law officer in the country, which is what he did. i think that most people would recognise, if you go to meet the attorney general and meet the attorney general of britain you think that you are in pretty safe hands. you don't think you're going to be accused later of criminal wrongdoing for having met the attorney general. and yet this is the situation, a kind of alice in wonderland type situation that we are in today. will remain in position. as our reporter simon stone explains, this case is the latest so that's the view from fifa. football's world governing body saying infantino
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will remain in position. as our reporter simon stone explains, this case is the latest in a series of issues they're facing: the problem is they are so tainted by what has happened in the past and except that, also excepts there will be no change to the situation, no difference in the public mood whilst that situations like the one they find themselves in now are ongoing. they wanted clearing up as soon as possible and have vowed to help in any way they can in order to speed up any way they can in order to speed up the process. the game was a tale of two penalties, roster is going from the spout from the home side, motherwell‘s liam donnelly cannot repeat in the second half. motherwell finishing the game with ten men and ross county got the win.
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borussia dortmund say clubs have until the 10th of august to agree a deal forjadon sancho, with the england forward manchester united's top summer transfer target. dortmund are believed to be asking for over $130 million for sancho, with the deadline put in place because they want undisturbed preparation for the new bundesliga season which gets under way next month. she kept the —— victory and the national women's shocker leak challenge cup final last week, but the next season in the us is not set to begin until april next year which would be months without playing. i'm happy to go on loan for a few months, you go into the january window or whatever. i think the games will continue to keep training and the lea ker trying games will continue to keep training and the leaker trying to work on some things going again. it will be
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a long eight months but hopefully get on on loan and just keep playing. because i cannot not play. there was a little bit of snooker history created earlier by ronnie o'sullivan, as he recorded the fastest win of all time at the world snooker championship by beating thailand's thepchaiya un—nooh by ten frames to one in under two hours. after racing into a commanding 8—1 lead after the opening session, he quickly wrapped up victory when the match resumed. the pair were at the table for 108 minutes in total, over 40 minutes quicker than the previous fastest match on record. and o'sullivan reckons the event being held behind closed doors is helping his game. i actually prefer it because i don't have to deal with the pressure of the crowd, and the expectation and just getting in and out of venues, so much less is put on my shoulders, i suppose. so much less is put on my shoulders, isuppose. in so much less is put on my shoulders, i suppose. in a way it feels like i'mjust ona
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i suppose. in a way it feels like i'm just on a bit of a holiday buzz. first time i have to stand at the hotel closer to the venue. for the snooker fans it's hard for me to get any peace and quiet, you know? china's yan bingtao beat english qualifier elliot slessor10—7 but was made to work for the win. bingtao was 9—2 up at one stage before slessor got right back into the match at 9—7. bingtao finally getting over the line and he'll face the defending champion judd trump next. to the five sean murphy has work to do in its first round match. he trails 6—3. they will finish tomorrow. the test series against pakistan on wednesday, then stokes has returned. he had to play as a specialist batsman is the problem ahead of the pakistan series. they
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face something tomorrow but with be without the injured and one player who is thrives during this series is sam at billings with knox of 67 and 46 respectively. it is nice applicable of consistent games in a row as opposed to sporadic games here were there. for me it has been probably the hardest sporting team to get into and probably in world sport at this time. just have to keep doing what i do and keep enjoying my cricket and put scores on the board when i can. thankfully i would have done this series and hopefully i can do the same. we have mixed fortunes of weather for tuesday, it does look like low
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pressure moving into northern and western parts of the uk will bring quite a lot of cloud, wind and also rain. going to be very wet for parts of northern ireland and west of scotla nd of northern ireland and west of scotland for the day but it will be dry the further east you are with more sunshine. this is the culprit for this area of low—pressure moving in off of the atlantic charting to bring the rain initially to in ireland and scotland. there's isobar is on the chart is going to be pretty windy as well. initially that rain heavy with the brighter colours in therefore northern ireland, pushing across the receipt into the far north of england and many to scotland. it's made the western islands by the day. 40 or may be 50 mph gusts across the northwest and a breezy day further south, but like i mentioned that her chance of staying dry, 23 or 24 degrees here and the mid to upper teens associates. tuesday and that rain begins to slip southwards with much of northern
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england and north wales as well. for the spots of rain for the north but drier across other areas, start to importand drier across other areas, start to import and mileage are more humid air mass from the southwest and temperatures will form 15 degrees on tuesday night. into wednesday still got this area of low—pressure and the weather fronts come against going to be a breezy day, a lot of cloud with mist and bark across northern and western areas. searches eat some rain also pushing across the oversee to whales and western parts of england. again the further south and east you are, although breezy is going to be dry with increasing amounts of sunshine and 25 or 26 degrees is possible. warmer as well for the north. these weather fronts become squeezed out and faded away as this area of high pressure builds in over the near continent. we really start to tap into hot air which is across spain and france. a southerly wind and that warmth will
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advance its way northwards pretty much across the whole country through thursday and particularly into friday. a warmer day thursday for all in good smells of sunshine, it will turn hot again for the southeast and probably the peak of the heat from friday and into the start of the weekend.
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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. i'm tim willcox. spain's former king, juan carlos — at the centre of multi million dollar corruption allegations — announces he's leaving the country. 1 million workers are asked to stay at home in australia's second city, melbourne, as it fights a rise in new coronavirus infections. new 90—minute tests for coronavirus and flu are to be rolled out next week, mostly in hospitals in england. and tributes tojohn hume, the nobel peace prize winner who helped end the troubles in northern ireland, who has died at the age of 83.


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