tv The Papers BBC News October 19, 2020 10:30pm-10:46pm BST
the beijing car show — more proof of the success of china's draconian lockdowns and mass virus testing, it is also a demonstration of the country's rising economic power. this chinese car costs £65,000. some analysts believe trump is actually giving china an advantage. trump or biden? well, if you ask me for china's own interest, i will prefer to have trump there rather than biden. seems to me that trump will undermine the us much more than cause trouble to china. in the chaos of the us covid election, china sees the possibility of an unlikely winner — xijinping, and signs of a long anticipated us decline. john sudworth, bbc news, beijing.
britain's first mainly black, asian and ethnically diverse orchestra — chineke — has tonight performed the world premiere of a work inspired by a black demonstrator who came to the aid of a white protester during a black lives matter protest earlier this year. the image of patrick hutchinson's act of kindness, outside the royal festival hall in london, went viral on social media. 0ur arts editor will gompertz went to the dress rehearsal. i will stare at this image numerous times, my eyelids will pull and plead to blink to quell this heat slowly rising... it takes you somewhere, it allows you time to breathe. it allows some truth to come out. like the same programmes every festive season... this is remnants, a new piece of music and poetry watched for the first time by patrick hutchinson, the man who inspired it
for the action he took injune when he carried a counter protester to safety from a black lives matter demonstration in london. can you relate what happened here with what you have just heard in there? yes, ican. with the combination of the spoken word, with the powerful music, 100%. 0n the day, if you were there, amongst the melee, it was hectic, there was a lot of confusion. there was a mixture of love and hate because there were people trying to protect him and there were also people who wanted harm to come to him. and that resonates really a lot with what happened inside there, i really felt it. the history of black composers in what we call classical music has really been forgotten but i think there is a real hunger in this industry to kind of right that wrong and to also welcome everybody into the world of
classical music. i had this... the sort of hairs went up on the back of my neck because i knew this was a piece to be reckoned with. it's got such dynamism and such angst and passion in it, that it just took flight. i knew we were in for something very magical and very special. i'll laugh at the joy of the hero's children... remnants is not so much a celebration of an act of kindness, more an invitation to ask the questions that arise from it, about representation, social anxiety and equality. it is very much of and about the world today. will gompertz, bbc news. that's it. now on bbc one, time for the news where you are. have a very good night.
hello to viewers in the uk joining those around the world; it's now time for us to take a first look at the national and international front pages in the papers. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the broadcaster daisy mcandrew and jack blanchard, the uk political editor of politico europe. tomorrow's front pages, starting with. .. the telegraph reports on the latest discussions between the uk government and local leaders in greater manchester. the paper says some of borisjohnson‘s own mps have backed calls from manchester city council
to introduce shielding for the elderly and vulnerable instead of placing tighter restrictions on nearly three million people. the i says the uk could be heading towards what the papers calls a ‘backdoor lockdown‘ as a further 22 million people across northern england and the midlands could face tougher restrictions by the end of the week. the guardian leads on the welsh government imposing a sixteen day nationwide lockdown. the first minister, mark drakeford has defended his decision to introduce tighter measures despite the country having the lowest infection rate of the four home nations. the financial times reports on the damage the pandemic is continuing to inflict on major world economies with the eurozone heading for a one trillion euro deficit, as it fights to contain a second wave of the virus. the japan times says efforts to produce a coronavirus vaccine in the country have been hit by alleged cyberattacks by china. in france, le figaro focuses on president macron‘s response to the murder of a teacher in paris, who was beheaded for showing
controversial pictures of the prophet muhammad to his students. the paper says he must step up against radical islam with actions not words. so let's begin... before we do so, to daisy and jack, it's well worth our view is with being kept up—to—date with what's going on politically. just after ten o'clock in the evening kenrick said i've written to the mayor of britain manchester and to local leaders in the city region to say if were not able to reach agreement by noon tomorrow then with deep regret, i'll have to advise the minister or unable to reach an agreement at this time. that's 10pm for editors to move ina time. that's 10pm for editors to move in a big story. i would imagine some editors might prefer to choose the headline high noon. they don't get it. instead the i get uk having to lock down by back door. daisy? you're absolutely right incredibly annoying for newspapers. particularly in the old days when the stories broke of course with so
many of us getting our news straight onto our phones, yes they might become a viral newspaper but not a printed newspaper. it's less of the big deal. you are right. the story has been going on and on in fact we are told yesterday morning that manchester and andy burnham had only until today to come to an agreement. you can see they, it's not a good look for the government to be seen to be telling a local mayor what they should and should be doing. 0n an issue like this a tickly of that mayor is quite popular. 0bviously, it's different in the devolved nations. particularly. scotland and ireland doing their own thing of the last few weeks. it is a different situation with the regional mayors. course we have seen people saying party politics raising its head. evenif party politics raising its head. even if you are not quite sure if it is party politics, it can always look like it's party politics was up suddenly the politicians look pretty mucky when it comes to
as many people would say, playing party politics with peoples lives. i have respect for andy burn him. i have sympathy for him. but i do also agree withjeremy sympathy for him. but i do also agree with jeremy hunter sympathy for him. but i do also agree withjeremy hunter is been saying recently for god sake, sort theseissues saying recently for god sake, sort these issues are in private. not because it's unseemly and not because it's unseemly and not because we the public don't have a right to know what politicians think, but we all know and i'm sure the three of us would agree with us, we have fatigue. we have confusion, we have fatigue. we have confusion, we the public, we don't know what we should be doing. and when we are told to do something were are quite short we've got it in us to comply anymore. if we can point at two senior politicians whether it's the community secretary and a mayor who are saying diametrically the opposite thing to each other. why should we follow any of these euros? that's the problem. three of us. bbc presenters never have any opinions whatsoever. it'll just presenters never have any opinions whatsoever. it'lljust be the two of you. jack, obviously there is a danger that some of the papers might bea danger that some of the papers might be a bit out of date based on the
latest manchester news. let us pause and consider the angle of wales. which was a pretty big deal. that announcement of the lockdown. the i is sort of have granted it by saying whales starts fire break national lockdown. could the wales example be an example for the rest of the uk? it's possible, is in a? it's part of a pattern of having being told that we we re a pattern of having being told that we were going to see a big national lockdown a second time for that we are now starting to see parts of the uk increasingly getting lockdown anyway. and it doesn't feel like we are going to be very far away from their being more of the uk in severe lockdown for not. at which point is start to wonder what the point of not having it national lockdown is at all. and it's bad news for west minister to see whales taking such a lead like this. it makes boris johnson look like he is on the back foot. it will raise questions in parts of england where the infection rate is much worse than it is in whales. whether he's gone far enough or not. of course
it adds to this sense that he's being led rather than leading. and this idea of divisions within the uk, is proving to bea divisions within the uk, is proving to be a very divisive fire is the way it's attacking different parts of society in different ways. and we are really seeing that this week with regional leaders like andy burnham and national leaders at loggerheads with west minister again and again. it's interesting that it didn't feel this way in march and april, did it was my daisy, let's look at the guardian obviously it hasn't had time on this addition to update the government with high noon ultimatum. it talks about england going it alone. as jack said there, we are going it alone. as jack said there, we a re really going it alone. as jack said there, we are really looking at a fascinating contest from in power in the uk between the central government and mayors as you mention andy burnham. just wondering, if borisjohnson doesn't pose these tier 3 lockdowns on manchester who would enforce it?
that's the problem. who would enforce it, who would care, what with the penalties be? i really agree with what jack was saying about the regions beginning to creak at the seams. 0ur rep at the seams. we had already seen some of this with brexit. brexit and covid now seem to be jostling for the same problems, if you like. we've seen pose recently in scotland showing independence, and the ascendant, we've seen polls in northern ireland talking about unification. and many people put that down to brexit. but now covid is doing a similar thing. it is very worrying to people who don't want to see that happen. it's also been very interesting during covid at the beginning the national government did those daily press conferences i got a lot of coverage a lot of people watching them. but wales and scotla nd
people watching them. but wales and scotland have carried on doing them. and they've done a lot of good dra keford and they've done a lot of good drakeford as we talk in earlier has been putting in these new very harsh restrictions in wales. he is pretty popular and i think it is because of that. he's been putting himself out there, answering questions and he's been getting a lot of traction and a lot of affection, in a way. i think it's very interesting. sometimes the more you see a politician the less you like them. sometimes the more you like them. sometimes the more you see of them the more you like them. i think it often depends on whether people think they are playing a straight bat or not. going back to manchester, honestly i don't know what the answer is. it's an absolute mess. and it's unseemly and i feel very sorry for people who live in manchester. jack, let's look at the metro. we are going to pause on that long conversation about devolution to look at another side effect. a very powerful side effect of the virus was not death tolls soar not from covid. this feels unsurprising because we've all been tracking this for a few months.
the fa ct tracking this for a few months. the fact that other diseases, death rates are out potentially because of the lack of medical care. for some of those, jack? yeah it's getting worse with every passing month. we are seeing these stats of deaths from other what we may call excess deaths from other conditions going higherand higher deaths from other conditions going higher and higher compared to what they were last year. of course the obvious reason will appear to be the knock on effect of the lockdown. we've seen dominating our lives are so we've seen dominating our lives are so much of the year. this is what people who are against lockdown have been warning of increasing volume. there is a risk that at some point in this process if this goes on and on and on that the so—called cure ends up being worse than the disease itself. where are certainly not at that point yet but these stats won't be encouraging people against that argument. i'm just looking at the front page now and diabetes victims of 86%, prostate up 53% and
it goes on. these are worrying stats to read on. these are worrying stats to read on the front page of a newspaper. it really will give the government pause for thought. there i think they want to see in the nhs getting overwhelmed because they won't be able to help these people either. equally as were going into winter and it feels like we are locking down increasingly more and more the la st down increasingly more and more the last thing we want to see his unintended consequences like this. daisy, cure worse than the disease? i think it's a very interesting area because up until now we've kind of had two camps of people and particularly when you look at the states. in this country where some people saying for heaven sakes it's all a big kerfuffle. it's a fuss over nothing, it's just chinese flu and we should be letting people get on with this or not wearing mask. that was the other people say no, we must take it seriously. those two very cartoonish must take it seriously. those two very ca rtoonish examples must take it seriously. those two very cartoonish examples of what people are thinking really are crossing over. now a lot of people who found themselves in some people say the more sensible camp or not saying that's how i would put it,
are now saying as jack was saying, actually, these unintended consequences are now getting so serious that we've got to think differently about which camp we are in. whether and where in the pro—or anti—lockdown camp. because we have these really serious issues was up comes down to track and trace or the lack of track and trace. because in theory by now we were meant to be able to cope with the virus if we had that track and trace in place. and then we could be, people with diabetes, cancers, strokes, heart attacks would be being treated. 0f course that's not the case. so which camp are people going to be a now? is going to be very difficult. let's move abroad now. the french newspaper which has an editorial in the aftermath of the horrific attack, there's no other way to collect, on friday against a school teacher. in the suburb of paris. islamism, the government wants