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tv   The Papers  BBC News  December 6, 2020 11:30pm-11:46pm GMT

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hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment with caroline frost and tony grew. first, the headlines — the uk's chief negotiator is spending the night in brussels. talks attempting to secure a trade deal between the uk and the eu have concluded for the night and will resume in the morning. eu sources say the two sides are nearing agreement on fishing. they say the level playing field
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and how to enforce agreed standards are the remaining sticking points, according to the bbc‘s europe editor. however, the uk government has responded, saying there has been no breakthrough on fish and nothing new has been achieved on this today. croydon university hospital becomes one of the first to take delivery of the coronavirus vaccine in the uk, with the firstjabs set to be given on tuesday. obviously i can't hold them in my hands cos they are —70 degrees, but to know that they are here and we are amongst the first in the country to actually receive the vaccine, and therefore the first in the world, is just amazing. i'm so proud. closed for business afterjust one day due to overcrowding, nottingham's christmas market won't reopen this year. thousands of turkeys are to be culled after a second outbreak of highly contagious bird flu in norfolk.
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he's played it boldly there. that could be, that could be magical. peter alliss there, the voice of golf, who's died aged 89. hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. joining me are the journalist and broadcaster caroline frost and the parliamentary journalist tony grew. tomorrow's front pages, starting with. .. we have a few more and then we had an hour ago. trade talks between the uk and eu have been left on a "knife edge". that's according to the financial times, which says competition rules remain
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a sticking point. that phrase coming from the irish prime minister. "frosty the no man" is the metro's headline, referring to the uk's chief negotiator lord frost, who the paper says is "ready to say no" to the eu if it breaches the government's red lines. he is the man borisjohnson put in charge of these negotiations. a similar line from the daily mail, which says the prime minister has warned he will not sign a deal that would kerb the uk's independence. bullish is how it is described. the daily express quotes a source close to the uk negotiating camp in brussels who said, "there won't be any agreement if the eu doesn't recognise political reality." the guardian claims there has been a breakthrough on fishing rights,
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but says a deal with the uk now hinges on whether or not the uk remains tied to eu regulations. angela merkel and president macron closed ranks and confronted borisjohson with a final offer, says the times. it says both leaders have agreed to weaken european union demands for a so—called level playing field. tomorrow is being dubbed as the "day hope arrived" by the daily mirror, as teams at a croydon hospital prepare to administer the first covid—i9 vaccinations. this following the approval last week of the pfizer vaccine by regulators. we are told the first vaccinations will be given on tuesday and then a second given over two weeks. so, let's begin.
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but let's look at a couple of those front pages in a bit more detail. so we have the times which has envelope merkel and the french president ron united. particularly interesting because over the weekend we were being told that macron was digging in his fee and threatening to veto the whole deal as any of the member states can veto any deal reached in these terms but envelope merkel was being conciliatory and trying to convince the french to move but maybe she thinks they have moved as far as they can be expected to move if those stories are correct. we look at the daily mail which takes them bullish on one side and boris bullish on the other so a real standoff. a question not so much of who blinks first or that they can both blink together. bullish boris is ready to walk away. those are two of the papers and another two to
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give you more of a selection in this on fishing you pay the money and you ta ke on fishing you pay the money and you take your choice. brexit on knife edge as the eu backs down overfishing and that is next to a photograph of the duke and duchess of cambridge who went on a rail visit around the uk, england, scotla nd visit around the uk, england, scotland and wales, around great britain to think the key workers during coronavirus but says brexit talks on a knife edge as the irish prime ministers as with the eu backing down on fishing in the guardian calling it a breakthrough on fishing as brexit talks hanging the balance in both papers briefed clearly by the eu side and possibly the british as well. that there has been a concession especially from the europeans that they accept they will get less fishing quotas but the british also may have moved because they are talking about a transition arrangement so in other words a reduction in the amount of fish that french, danish boats can catch will happen over a period between 5—7
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yea rs happen over a period between 5—7 years when testing to see if british fishermen are prepared to swallow that one. that is the fishing question and still leads to two quite big other questions. let me bring in tony and caroline. tony, what do you make of the mix of headlines you are seeing in the papers tomorrow? and we distil anything from them? nope. i think there is a bit of fear going on and a bit of choreography but i don't think we know if a deal can be done. this is the last roll of the dice with the european council meeting on thursday i believe when the heads of government will get together and talk if there is a trade deal or if they accept it. the uk is already in a transition period at the end of this month so little time left with which to manoeuvre ourselves into position in which a free trade deal can be done. also worth pointing out evenif can be done. also worth pointing out even if there is a deal, he will be certificate changes for the british people in terms of our needs and
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trading with the european union and i'm a bit concerned people are not quite ready for some of those changes. but as i say, deal or no deal, those disruptions and changes will still come about. i'm hopeful that there will be a deal but i think there is one a mental issue here and it feels like at times the eu and the uk are talking at cross purposes and not in the same language because the uk says we want independence and the eu keys are coming back and saying we want you to keep aligned with our standards and even if the standards change we wa nt and even if the standards change we want you to keep aligned with them. the question is whether or not they will translate that into allowing the other one to understand the language. caroline, you don't do political journalism language. caroline, you don't do politicaljournalism day today but when you suddenly get her in a mix of papers and headlines and you are an intelligent reader and people watching this would rerun themselves as intelligent but how could people navigate their way through this kind of spin and counter spin? really
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interesting especially when you line up interesting especially when you line up all of those headlines together and all we know is that they have been spending a huge majority of the very la st been spending a huge majority of the very last hours talking about fish commit which as you have said is a tiny part of this huge paradoxical existential debate about sovereignty and independence versus aligning your trade and gaining access to that massive single market on our doorstep. meanwhile there is a lot of fish chat going on so perhaps the idea is that once that big domino or that small domino falls over that it will somehow topple over the larger oi'ies will somehow topple over the larger ones but clearly if they cannot sort out even their messaging on who backed down first and who want and who broke through, who came to an agreement about herring, i wonder how the rest of the week will shape up, i have to say. and there is a serious side of this because older viewers will recall the cod wars and those very bitter and actually at times violent confrontations between
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fishermen of different nations. norwegians, icelandic, scottish, english, irish in the early 1970s. hard to believe it is now all these yea rs hard to believe it is now all these years with prescott bringing column to those days in the early 1970s but it got pretty nasty. there must be a kind of nation fear among some weather in brussels or lenawee could see more of that if they get this wrong, if the talks break down or if there is acrimony that we could pay a high price for this. i mean they will be french fishermen for example who have had access to british waters it will suddenly find that thatis waters it will suddenly find that that is now illegal. and not like the french to kick off anyway but that protest in calais and all sorts of horrible things going on. i'm more confident than that and more confident that the european union and the uk will come together on an agreement if we get frank and don't come to agreement now that we enter
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a nodal situation and more likely than not we will be back on the negotiating table in a year because the position will be weaker and britt will be a third country definitively. in the interest of both the uk and the eu to try and form some sort of compromise around theseissues form some sort of compromise around these issues within the more for the middle issue is this idea of the uk having to follow rules that are set in brussels and the uk has no say over. that's much more fundamental to whether we end up with the deal. one of the consequences of this on this method could be if negotiations break down that the sun it sort of hence with the headline vaxit. these vaccines supplies are coming on lloris from brussels and lloris if there is not a deal could have a slightly slower journey when they get to the border. this is the horrible, opposite of a sweet spot when covid—19 meets brexit in that horrible shaded area of the venn
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diagram. thingsjust horrible shaded area of the venn diagram. things just got horrible shaded area of the venn diagram. thingsjust got real when he put it like that. tomorrow is in theory with the sun trying to pose isa theory with the sun trying to pose is a good day for boris johnson theory with the sun trying to pose is a good day for borisjohnson but somehow brexit is going to get oven baked and ready and be profit on the same to the vaccines arrive and that's a good day to be the prime minister but as you say... that's a day to announce your retirement and politics if you get that. but as you say if brexit does then ensue not just as tony and french fishermen and that remains a bit abstract for the majority of us but when it is something as life or death as a vaccine on a lorry stuck in a jam somewhere, that i think we'll all start realising the reality of what has up to today it still remained very abstract. front of the mayor and under quite an extensive plug for some of its souvenir pull—outs as coronation street celebrates its 60th birthday and can it be that old? the 60th birthday and can it be that old ? the day 60th birthday and can it be that
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old? the day hope arrived. vaccine in hospitals with the doses being stored at croydon university hospital. hard not to be cheerful when you look at that front—page. hospital. hard not to be cheerful when you look at that front—pagem course it's a really good day for the country and like the light at the country and like the light at the end of the tunnel. it will take a while for us all to get out of the tunnel and that's important to note that currently we are at 400,000 doses in that will cover 200,000 because there are two vaccinations needed but there is more good news coming in the track. the oxford vaccine is not required to be stored at -70 vaccine is not required to be stored at —70 degrees is a cheap vaccine and levy to get approval for the medicines regulator here in the uk reasonably soon. that is hugely helpful not just for this reasonably soon. that is hugely helpful notjust for this country but for developing nations because obviously it's a much cheaper vaccine and requires a lot less complicated story and storage. it's a really good day and i think after months and months and months of bad news it as good a have something that we can look forward to and
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honestly there is a huge challenge mystically enrolling of accident across the country. we will see whether or not... i don't know if you heard tony altman a little earlier but as he would admit he's been a bit of a pessimist and a lot of the stories about timing and how quick and all the rest of it and he actually was in a very optimistic from of mine this evening saying he does believe really that this is the beginning of the end in terms of the pandemic and always talking about being shoulder to shoulder in the pub over easter. i don't know if he's buying or i am but anyway i'm prepared to buy in those circumstances definitely and i might buy one for everybody in the pub the lesser rash promise i might come to regret. to her residence having the covid—i9 chat delivered. more good news. brilliant. the great attraction that can be held at room temperature is the practicality but this pfizer one at —70 seems to be quite a challenge but i like to think that after the hard work is inventing it and we can take care of
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storing it if need be. however the lady in charge has pointed out that her team have been working on practicalities of turning it into small batches and working since the summer so small batches and working since the summer so with all that who file about what she was doing to earn her millions, they have actually been talking and working out just how to break up those badges to get them safely into care homes so those people as you say art first in line, first off the lorry and those in theory could be talking about those and certificate numbers being fastened at this time next week which would be wonderful news in time for christmas. that we might see those terribly sad figures of the number we have lost from the vaccine starts to slowly disappear. let's end and oh dear this is as the nottingham post puts it what were they thinking? this is the story of they thinking? this is the story of the weekend. this is a very odd story. nottingham is in tier 3 which
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