tv The Papers BBC News December 13, 2020 9:30am-10:00am GMT
this is bbc news, the headlines... talks on a post—brexit trade deal enter their final day, with negotiations continuing through the night in a last—ditch bid for a breakthrough. the body which represents nhs trusts in england warns the prime minister that relaxing coronavirus restrictions will lead to a third wave of infections. and the first coronavirus vaccinations in the united states will start tomorrow, after the pfizer jab was authorised for emergency use.
let's get the sport now, with holly hamilton. after more than a year out of the ring, world heavyweight boxing champion anthonyjoshua produced a dominant display as he beat kubrat pulev at wembley arena. 1,000 fans sanoshua knock out the bulgarian in the ninth round, as speculation now begins about a potential mega—fight betweenjoshua and tyson fury. adam wild was watching. anthonyjoshua! this was anthonyjoshua's moment. heavyweight champion of the world, but the man with it all had it all to lose. pressure, perhaps, or motivation. whatever it was, joshua cut a determined figure. kubrat pulev was now looking to upset the odds. the fans were back, 1,000 of them, all instantly aware this was a real battle. joshua starting quickly,
pulev taking it with a smile. but moments later, pulev was down, the end seemingly not far away. incredibly, pulev battled on until the ninth round. the finish, though, when it came, as swift as it was brutal. commanding, impressive, joshua back to his best. but he had barely celebrated before thoughts turned to his future — tyson fury, britain's other world champion, immediately taking to social media. i want the fight, i want the fight next. i'll not him out inside three rounds. tyson fury‘s co—promoter describing the stage as set for the biggest heavyweight championship fight since ali—frazier in 1971. fury againstjoshua will have to wait, but with a performance as powerful as this from anthonyjoshua, the boxing world won't want to wait long. adam wild, bbc news. i said, tyson fury‘s talented and he'll bring out the best in me, so that's brilliant. i really feel like,
you know, his confidence, the bookmakers, me studying him — i've been to tyson fury‘s fights when he foughtjohn mcdermott and i was still an amateur. i went to his fight versus chisora. i've studied him, i've watched him, so when i fight him, it will be good to change those odds and put them in my favour. the absence of fans was felt at old trafford yesterday as the manchester derby ended in a really dull goalless draw. there were fans, though, at goodison park, and they saw everton beat chelsea 1—0 thanks to this penalty from gylfi sigurdsson. defeat for chelsea means they missed out on the chance to go top of the premier league. elsewhere, there was a good win for newcastle at the end of a difficult week that saw their training ground closed after an outbreak of coronavirus in the squad. they beat west brom 2—1. and aston villa beat wolves in the day's other game. in the scottish premiership, leaders rangers travel to dundee this lunchtime, whilst celtic are at
home to kilmarnock. hibernian are up to second in the table after a thumping 4—0 win at hamilton. paul mcginn scoring the pick of the goals for hibs. there were wins, too, yesterday for aberdeen, st mirren and livingstone. lewis hamilton says he's still feeling the after—effects of coronavirus as he prepares for the final race of the formula 1 season. he'll start the abu dhabi grand prix in third after qualifying behind his mercedes team—mate valtteri bottas and max verstappen who claimed pole for red bull., it's definitely been a difficult weekend, i would say, just getting back into a rhythm. even though it's only a couple of weeks off, itjust felt like you've lost that momentum, and i've really struggled so far with the balance this weekend, but still, i gave it my all, and congratulations to max. less than two months after winning the trophy, exeter will begin the defence of their champions cup title when they face
glasgow warriors today. that's one of four matches. yesterday, after 12 years away, bristol made their return to top european rugby. it didn't go to plan, though, as they lost 51—38 to french side clermont auvergne. elsewhere, there were wins for scarlets, wasps and leinster. england's matt fitzpatrick is making a late charge to try and win the european tour's race to dubai title. he's leading the season—ending tour championship, and is currently far enough ahead of american patrick reed to win the overall title. there's still plenty of golf to be played today, though. the shot of the day at the us women's open came from america's stacy lewis. a 78ft birdie that took 12 seconds to roll from putter to cup. japan's hinako shibuno holds a one—shot lead heading into today's final round in houston.
that's all the sport for now. now on bbc news, here's ben brown with the papers. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are sian griffiths, education editor at the sunday times, and james rampton, who's features writer at the independent. let's just show you the front pages, then. the observer talks about the post—brexit trade deal, claiming some senior tories and business leaders are angry over the prime minister's readiness to embrace a no—deal brexit. the sunday telegraph also goes with brexit, detailing plans being drawn up by the cabinet
for a multibillion pound bailout package to bolster industries ha rd est package to bolster industries hardest hit by a no—deal brexit. the sunday times says supermarkets are stockpiling food after being told that a no—deal brexit is a possibility. the independent has a story claiming the uk bought personal protective equipment from firms accused of slavery, despite warnings from within government. hours from a no deal, says the sunday mirror, as the paper raises the prospect of potentialjob cuts and price hikes in the event of a no—deal brexit. the mail on sunday quotes a german source who is blaming the german chancellor, angela merkel, for what the paper because the european union's hard line on brexit. britain is ready for no deal, insists the sunday express, with details of plans to deal with potential disruption if no deal is reached. so, let's kick off. james, why don't you start us? the mail on sunday are saying that angela merkel
should take the blame for the failure of the talks so far, she wa nts failure of the talks so far, she wants britain to crawl across broken glass, says the paper, quoting a source. and inside they are calling her frau nein. well, they would say that, wouldn't they? i think it is pretty rich for us to blame anyone. if we rewind four years, if you are in the eu, you might say, we started it. it is like someone walking into a pub, punching someone in the face and being amazed if they punch back. the eu has to make things worse for you if you leave the club, otherwise eve ryo ne you if you leave the club, otherwise everyone would leave the club. you've got to have advantages if you stay in the club. jobs, and the famous phrase, have your cake and eat it, just isn't true, and i think we are now seeing eat it, just isn't true, and i think we are now seeing the eat it, just isn't true, and i think we are now seeing the consequences of his very unrealistic and irrational idea that you can have all the benefits of the eu at the
same time as leaving the eu. but do you think in some ways he wants a no—deal brexit, is that what he has been after philosophically all along? well, i think he wants to appease the spartans on his own backbench, and he has been very much adopting the hardline eurosceptic language of the campaign, in recent weeks. but let's remember, this is the man who, within the last year, said such things as, a deal was oven—ready, there is a million to one chance of no deal, liam fox once said it would be the easiest to deal in human history. all of those phrases now look utterly ridiculous as we head towards the cliff top, with all the eagerness of a lemming. shine, let's look at the sunday mirror, theirfront—page shine, let's look at the sunday mirror, their front—page headline is, hours from a no deal, with a reference to the talks, this is the last day of talks, unless there is an agreement on an extension, but inside, it is the cliff edge, they shake, and families are facing more
than £600 extra on food bills, six in ten medicines could face port delays, a alarming picture painted by the daily mirror? yes, and this is one of few the papers that is really going into the detail of what a no—deal brexit could mean for families. so, the mail on sunday, there is no mention at all of any of this detail. but this is really alarming. 200,000 jobs possibly at risk, shops and supermarkets to be hit, £3 billion possibly in tariffs. and this is kind of the reality, that if we do have a no—deal brexit, there will be tariffs on some goods, and there will be quotas, and when it comes down to the family at home, it comes down to the family at home, it is going to mean that they are going to have to payout a lot more, and the mirror brexit down, as you say, £624 on a family's annual food
bill. -- say, £624 on a family's annual food bill. —— the mirror breaks it down. and on cars in particular, the supply chain for the car industry depends so much on goods being able to cross borders easily. and they are saying that it could be £1300 extra on top of the cost of a family car. so this is really going to hit peoples pockets and i think the mirror is one of the few sunday papers today to really spell that out. james, the observer goes with tory grandees' fury over the prime minister's nationalist no—deal brexit, quoting michael heseltine, not a huge surprise to discover that he is against a brexit, but they quote him as saying, i think he has written a piece for the observer, actually, saying that it is the worst peacetime decision by any government in this country. yes, that echoes what michael bloomberg, the former new york mayor said a few yea rs the former new york mayor said a few years ago, that brexit was the worst thing any country had done to itself
until the us elected trump. i would say it is on a par, in my own view. tobias ellwood, former minister, because the decision absolutely irresponsible. i would like to pick up irresponsible. i would like to pick up on this idea also that we might be sending the royal navy to patrol oui’ be sending the royal navy to patrol our waters. to me that seems totally bizarre. the eu has guaranteed peace in western europe for the longest period in history since the end of the second world war, are we now, in the second world war, are we now, in the absolutely ridiculous position where we are threatening our nato allies with military assets over fish? itjust allies with military assets over fish? it just to allies with military assets over fish? itjust to me seems totally bonkers. i mean, some people would say we are just protecting our fish stocks? yes, but it is the mood music, or the image that it projects, is something quite irrational to me, that we should suddenly take this aggressive, militaristic stance against people with whom we've been friends for 70 yea rs. with whom we've been friends for 70 years. these are our allies, they're not people we should be threatening
with gunboats. it seems to me bizarre. let's look at the sunday times, sian, they have got... ministers warning supermarkets to stockpile food, saying, shortages are feared as talks remain deadlocked. you know, i mean, people who were in favour of brexit might say this is project fear, this is alarm is right up to the wire. 0ther people might be very worried? well, i don't think it is project fear. these are supermarket sources telling the sunday times that they we re telling the sunday times that they were briefed a week ago that no—deal brexit was a real possibility and that they had to prepare for it. so this isn't project fear, this is actually the reality of what supermarkets are being told and what they are trying to prepare for. and they are trying to prepare for. and they having to stockpile food and other goods because otherwise the risk would be that they would be shortages in the shops. there are already fears that there are likely to be shortages of vegetables for up to be shortages of vegetables for up to three months, tomatoes, oranges, lettuces, other products. a lot of
oui’ lettuces, other products. a lot of our fresh food is imported to the uk, and it could well be hit by tariffs if there is a no—deal brexit. so i don't think this is project fear at all, ijust think it is the reality of what we are going to have to do... but what i mean is, brexiteers might be saying, why aren't today's papers highlighting what boris johnson aren't today's papers highlighting what borisjohnson talks about, the sunny uplands, or whatever it is, in terms of being a little bit more optimistic about the prospects? well, there is very little reporting about the reality of, what are the sunny uplands? we heara about the reality of, what are the sunny uplands? we hear a lot about this word sovereignty, but what does that actually mean? where are the practical, pragmatic benefits of leaving, without a deal? none of the papers have it, there is a lot of the militaristic talk that we have heard about, but very little about, in concrete terms, how will this financially and practically benefit us? i have been through the papers andl us? i have been through the papers and i can't see very much on that at
all. and james, the sunday telegraph talking about billions of no deal help needed for farmers and factories, and already, there have been billions and billions spent by the government because of coronavirus, now we're looking at maybe billions more on subsidies for farmers and factories? absolutely. just to echo what sian just said, i don't see how this abstract idea of sovereignty will help poorer families to buy tomatoes, if they are going up by 40%. meat is a p pa re ntly are going up by 40%. meat is apparently also going to go up by 40% if there is no deal. so, to me, it is always the poorest people who suffer. the well off, tori brexiteers, many of whom run their own hedge funds, rcn, oh, it is no problem, we will sail through it. they probably will do but poorer people will really suffer. this story in the sunday telegraph of the billions writes me as a rehash of in fa ct billions writes me as a rehash of in fact what the tories criticised labour of fact what the tories criticised labourof in fact what the tories criticised labour of in the past, a magic money tree, suggesting that up to £10
billion may have to be ploughed into farming and fishing and automotive industries and the chemicals industry, because of the shortfalls resulting from a no—deal brexit. so again, this seems like the most egregious act of self—harming history. well, you might say that but it is what the british people voted for, after all! i know, but! hasten to add, ben, i am obviously ina hasten to add, ben, i am obviously in a minority, i am one of the silent, perhaps not so silent, minority of... hard keeping you silent, james! i am extremely vociferous and probably too noisy for your liking, however, that is my view, that we are committing an act of egregious national self—harm and it really saddens me that the uk has come to this. no, we don't like you being silent, we love you being noisy. that is why we invite you on every week, james! sian, let'sjust switch away from brexit and talk about coronavirus, and a warning in
the sunday times about a possible third wave of infections. nhs bosses worried about the whole idea of relaxing the rules at christmas, which of course, families will welcome, but there are possible dire consequences and a possible third wave? yes, so there are two shocks coming to the comic, not only the no—deal brexit, but of course we are already in the middle of the pandemic which is affecting the economy very badly. and this is a letter written by chris hopson, who is the chief executive of nhs providers, which represents nhs trusts, and he has written to government warning that we have to be really, really careful about moving any region out of a tier into a lower tier moving any region out of a tier into a lowertierand in moving any region out of a tier into a lower tier and in fact he's saying that possibly we should be thinking about moving some parts of the country into tier 3, the tier with the highest restrictions, because infections are rising and everybody is very worried about what could happen over christmas and that we then could have a third wave, third
spike of infections, injanuary. so, there is a lot of talk i think about moving some parts of the country like london into tier 3. and at the moment what we have got is students coming home from universities across the country, a million students at the country, a million students at the moment moving back to their home towns and families for christmas, sometimes from areas with very, very high covid rates. so, there is a lot of worry about which direction this is all going in at the moment. james, do you think we are going to pay a price for having a bit of fun this christmas? well, i mean, there is no such thing as a free lunch and ido is no such thing as a free lunch and i do feel very worried. i heard chris hopson on the radio this morning saying, the example of what happened after thanks giving in the us is very sobering. that, sadly, went up 40% in the aftermath of that great or day in america. and they are saying that for every day that the restrictions are eased over christmas, we will have to have an extra five days of lockdown in
january, let alone the extra strain that it will put on the nhs. i don't wa nt to that it will put on the nhs. i don't want to sound like scrooge but i do worry that a happy christmas will lead to a very unhappy new year. sian, looking at the sunday telegraph, talking about the tiers, and we are going to get an announcement this week on which areas of england stay or move to a different tier. and the idea of maybe a lot of mps have been worried that their areas have been lumped together with higher infection areas, they have been campaigning against that, so will there be any change this week? well, there is a review on wednesday of the tier system, and i think some of the ruralmps, system, and i think some of the rural mps, the tory mps, have been lobbying quite hard to get their regions moved into a lower tier. because as you say they are coupled sometimes with a town or a city nearby which is in a high tier and they have put into the same tier even though their infection rates are lower. but the mood music coming
from people like matt hancock is that it from people like matt hancock is thatitis from people like matt hancock is that it is unlikely that many rural areas are going to get decoupled from the towns with higher infection rates, because in the past we have seen rates, because in the past we have seen that that doesn't really work, it is not effective in terms of bringing the infection rate down. and i think the big question will be, will london move into tier 3 or will they be able to decouple the outer london boroughs, which have higher infection rates, from the centre? 0r higher infection rates, from the centre? or will the whole of london have to move into tier 3? i think thatis have to move into tier 3? i think that is a question that a lot of people will be waiting to hear the answer to on wednesday when the new tier levels are announced. that ta kes tier levels are announced. that takes us very neatly to the mail on sunday, inside, they have that question, about london, will it go to tier 3? making question, about london, will it go to tier3? making london question, about london, will it go to tier 3? making london tier 3, says the mail, quoting tory mps, will inflict catastrophic damage. but then i suppose it is a question, james, isn't it, lots of other areas
of england are tier 3 because they have had high infection rates, london shouldn't be treated any differently, should it? no, i live in london and i agree with you, there is already a sense that london gets special treatment and i understand people in other areas being angry about that. however, look at the hit to the economy that we would take if we put london into tier 3. the estimate is that it would cost the economy £3 billion, possibly 500,000 jobs. yesterday, the high streets in the country took £3 billion every minute. that is how important this period is for businesses, and i have spent the whole of this review criticising the government, i know, but in the distance i don't envy them this decision, it is really hard, the economy versus health, it is what has baffled and often defeated them throughout this pandemic but it is such a hard decision, particularly at the most important time of the yearfor many, at the most important time of the year for many, many businesses. sian, that question to you as well,
should london be an exception or should london be an exception or should it follow the rules if it's infection rates are rising, should it go into tier 3? i think it should follow the rules. i think there is the question about whether the whole of london needs to go into tier 3 or whether you could separate out the outer london boroughs and for instance keep the restaurants and things open in the west end. i think that possibly could happen. but i do think part of london definitely needs to go into tier 3. and i think this dichotomy between, do we protect health or do we protect the economy, is a false one. you protect the economy by protecting health. if we had managed to bring our infection rates down to a really, really low—level early on, we wouldn't have had to hit to the economy that we have had. and that is what the most successful countries did, countries like, regions like hong kong and so on, they kept the infection rate really low and as a result their economies
didn't have to go into the kind of lockdown is that we have endured. james, i know you are a regular at glastonbury, and this is a story very close to your heart! glastonbury, rock and a hard place, the organisers, who had jeremy corbyn there not so long ago, now they are asking the tory government for a bit of help in getting glastonbury on this year, or next year? yes, they are caught in a bit ofa year? yes, they are caught in a bit of a cleft stick, it is a very progressive festival that traditionally gives a lot of its profits to greenpeace, so not an organisation that is generally friendly to this government. however i have to say that i do hope that they get money from the government because even though glastonbury is my idea of hell, being surrounded by hippies off theirfaces my idea of hell, being surrounded by hippies off their faces on various su bsta nces hippies off their faces on various substances and swimming in mud 45 ds is my idea of utter hell, however i am so is my idea of utter hell, however i am so starved of live entertainment —— forfive am so starved of live entertainment —— for five days —— that i would happily don my caftan and get down
there and start swimming in the mud with them because i so want to go out. so i am going, come on, glasto, get some money from the government and we will all get down there and swim in the mud with off ofjames, i think you are really showing your age if you think hippies and caftans go to glastonbury, but anyway! in the ‘60s, ben, that happened! go to glastonbury, but anyway! in the '60s, ben, that happened! along time ago, the ‘60s! should it get the state aid, do you think? definitely, paul mccartney is supposed to be headlining as well, of course, absolutely. but i think it isa of course, absolutely. but i think it is a tricky one. but that is why they can't plan ahead but absolutely i hope the government does bail it out. it is a finished tricky one because i don't know if you saw stormzy's set in the most recent glastonbury, where he was actually egging the crowd on to protest about borisjohnson, so i don't know how minded the government will be to help glastonbury out but i do hope
that they can see their way to doing that. we have got a minute left, i am just hearing that we started with brexit, let's end with brexit, because we are just hearing that borisjohnson because we are just hearing that boris johnson and ursula because we are just hearing that borisjohnson and ursula von der leyen a re borisjohnson and ursula von der leyen are going to speak again on the phone we think at lunchtime today, any chance of a last, last—minute deal, do you think? today, any chance of a last, last-minute deal, do you think? yes, pa rt last-minute deal, do you think? yes, part of me thinks that this whole thing is a game of theatre, that mr johnson has always intended to strike a deal but he had to adopt this very tough, hard line stance to please the spartans in his own party. i think that he may well still strike a deal because even he wouldn't be so foolish to push us over the edge of the cliff. so, if a deal does happen, i wouldn't be at all surprised, watch this space. sian, a rabbit to be pulled out of the hat this lunchtime, do you think about cutlets keep our fingers crossed, that would be amazing, at least to extend the talks and not having them ending finally today
with a definite no deal, it would be very good to hope that there is some glimmer of light and that we can reach agreement. great to have you with us, both of you, i am going to leave viewers with an image of james at glastonbury in the mud with all the hippies, in his caftan. thank you all of you very much for being without. they will have nightmares! james, sian, thank you very much indeed. you've been watching the papers, this is bbc news. hello there. we've got low pressure sweeping in today, bringing strong winds, more cloud and rain, some of which will be quite heavy across western areas at the moment. through the afternoon it will move north and east. some milder air will be coming in from the south—west. lots of isobars indicating the stronger winds, and these weather fronts will be bringing some heavy rain at times. this afternoon, some of the heaviest
rain will be across central and southern scotland and northern england. some snow on the hills for a while. but there will be some drier interludes as well in the afternoon. it is going to be a windy day, 30mph—plus inland, up to 50mph around southern and western coasts. but the milder air will be coming in across the south. the heavier rain pushes across much of scotland this evening. 0vernight it stays blustery, quite a bit of cloud around, some clear spells and blustery showers as well particularly across western areas. but it will be a much milder night to come than what we have had recently. low pressure is still with us at the start of the new working week. coming in from the south—west, it will stay mild, blustery for all areas, particularly around southern and western coasts, and some showers, some of which could be quite heavy across southwestern areas.
but equally there could be some good sunshine around. double figures, temperatures above the seasonal average. on tuesday, low pressure is still with us. but we will see the winds easing down somewhat. this area of low pressure will be bringing some wet and windy weather on wednesday. so, breezy on tuesday, not quite as windy as this afternoon and monday. temperatures again on the mild side, but a few degrees down i think across the board. on wednesday, that low pressure comes up the western half of the uk, bringing rain and gales, to be followed by sunshine and showers on thursday.
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