tv The Papers BBC News January 30, 2022 9:30am-10:01am GMT
this is bbc news. the headlines: britain is proposing to double the number of soldiers it's deployed in eastern europe, as nato weighs up options to increase pressure on russia. the row in the uk over a rise in national insurance to fund health and social care — borisjohnson and the chancellor say it will go ahead despite strong opposition. events are being held in northern ireland to mark the fiftieth anniversary of bloody sunday, when british soldiers opened fire on a peaceful civil rights march. a nine—year—old boy in staffordshire and a 60—year—old woman in aberdeen have died after being hit by falling
trees during storm malik. in the us — a fierce snowstorm hits the northeast of the us — bringing high winds and flooding in some areas. the australian open men's tennis final is under way, with rafael nadal hoping to win an unprecedented 21st grand slam title. we can catch up with all the latest sport withjohn. we can catch up with all the latest sport with john. hello. many sport withjohn. hello. many thanks indeed. that is where we are going to begin, in milburn, —— melbourne where rafa nadal is bidding to win a record 21st grand slam title. taking on the world number two and reigning us open champion danill medvedev. and already nadal is battling hard to stay in the match. this was one of the best points in melbourne so far. nadal taking that one to hold serve, however it's medvedev
who got the first break and he's just followed that up with the first too. the russian convincingly taking it 6—2. despite producing some good stuff so far, nadal is up against it in that opening set, which medvedev has taken. ash barty has been reflecting on her australian open success after winning the women's singles title yesterday, with victory over danielle collins. she's been showing off her trophy in melbourne after becoming just the second active female player to win major titles on all three surfaces. the us open is now the only slam missing from her collection after becoming the first australian in 44 years to win the singles title in melbourne. despite the size of the achievement she said there was no wild celebration. it was pretty quiet, actually. i was pretty wrecked so ijust had a couple of beers and i was in bed are not too bad at all. it was nice just to take a moment with my team, extended team and my family. it's
important to celebrate the journey along the way and important to realise how cool some moments are and i think this one will be big for us, when we can finally sit down and take a breath and sit down and absorb it and enjoy it before we rush into what is next. the one—off women's ashes test produced one of the most thrilling finishes you'll see in cricket. australia declared early on the last day in canberra, setting england a victory target of 257. england were on course for victory — sophia dunkley holding things together with an impressive score of a5, after captain heather knight had been dismissed for 48. nat sciver looked strong and the win was within sight when she went for 58 — a brilliant catch by australia captain meg lanning — and the wickets started to fall. it meant that kate cross had to bat out for the draw, to keep england in the series — but they'll have to win the three remaining one—day matches to regain the ashes — and australia are dominant in that format of the game.
and we could be in line for a thriller in the final of the men's t20 series with west indies after a moeen alli masterclass set up a winner takes all in the final match of the series tonight. the stand in skipper struck 63 from 28 balls to put england on their way, before then taking two wickets as the west indies fell short of their target, england winning by 3a runs. moeen says he feels far more relaxed, now he's retired from test cricket. it isa it is a lot more clearer now and you can just kind of work on one part of the game and test cricket is difficult and intensity is a lot higher, you work on skills and different type of technique and all that stuff. i'm a things are a lot more clearerfor me. it is that stuff. i'm a things are a lot more clearer for me. it is difficult with the amount of test plate that is on it is difficult to keep switching over and itjust keeps it simple for me.
we have a title race on our hands in scotland. celtic have reduced the gap on premiership leaders rangers, who slipped up at ross county — they were heading for victory deep in injury time, when matthew wright grabbed an equaliserfor county, to make it 3—3. that opened the door for celtic, who were staring at a draw themselves, at home to dundee united, but they scored a late winner through liel abada. there are nowjust two points between them — and they meet in the old firm derby on wednesday. it's been reported that liverpool have asked sadio mane not to play in senegal�*s african cup of nations quarterfinal tonight. he's been declared fit to face equatorial guinea but appeared to be knocked unconscious during their previous game. he stayed on the pitch and scored in the win over cape verde but he had to substituted later. the team doctor insists there was no concussion but it seems liverpool fear he'd be risking his health by playing. meanwhile, the tournament hosts cameroon are through to the semi—finals — they ended the fairy tale run of the gambia, the smallest country in mainland africa, karl toko ekambi scoring both goals in a 2—0 win.
teenager dango ouattara scored the only goal as burkina faso surprised tunisia to reach the semis — although ouattara won't be there — he was laster sent off for elbowing another player. welsh winger louis rees zammit showed what we should be looking out for when the six nations starts next weekend. he produced a brilliant run here to score for club side gloucester as they beat newcastle by 32 points to 22. wales open against ireland in dublin next saturday. stephen myler kicked 13 points as ospreys beat united rugby championship leaders edinburgh. the win ends a five—match losing streak. for all the results go to the bbc sport website. tom pidcock�*s mountain bike gold medal was one of the highlights of the tokyo olympics — and today he'll try to add cyclo—cross world champion to his cv. he'll be hoping to follow in the tyre tracks of 17—year—old zoe backstedt, who took thejunior women's
title in arkansas. she said she absolutely loved the frozen course — and that was clear, as she took the lead on the first lap of five and never looked back. it's a second world title for backstedt, who won the junior world road race crown last year. we're waiting to hear whether quarterback tom brady, one of the greatest nfl players of all time, is retiring. reports in the united states said he was — his company event put out a tweet confirming the news — but then deleted it. brady has won seven super bowls in an astonishing 22—season career — six with the new england patriots before his final triumph with the tampa bay buccaneers last year. the bucs were beaten by the la rams in the play—offs last week, which set off the speculation that he could be about to call it a day at the age of 1m. that's all the sport for now. now on bbc news, it's the papers.
hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are rachel shabi — author and journalist. and former conservative advisor mo hussein. todays�* front pages, starting with the sunday times which leads on the agreement between the prime minister and the chancellor that the planned rise on national insurance will go—ahead — after calls to scrap the increase over cost—of—living fears. the telegraph features a picture of the prime minister as the uk ramps up it's deployment to ukraine — but leads on the government's response to the afghanistan crisis in the summer. the paper says borisjohnson�*s aide watched cricket as kabul fell to the taliban. the express leads on the uk's response to the crisis in ukraine — with britain sending more troops, jets and warships.
the observer says the government are accused of what it calls a �*levelling up stunt�* to save the prime minister'sjob. and the levelling up agenda also leads the mail on sunday — but with a different take. it calls the policy a �*red wall revolution to rescue boris�* let's ta ke let's take a look in more detail. hello again. rachel, let's start with the front of the sunday times, sunak wins title for over a tory tax hike. so much speculation over whether it would go ahead in april, we heard the government was in a listening mode on it this week but borisjohnson and rishi sunak have come out together saying today it is definitely going ahead. that's right. after much speculation they both said it's going ahead. the trouble with our politics at the moment is we have to analytes into the context of conservative psychodrama that is endlessly playing out. this decision about
national insurance is to do with borisjohnson basically realising he doesn't need to do it in order to maintain support amongst his own party, he has been told by his chancellor rishi sunak that in order to cut tax, income tax just before the election, he needs to impose this national insurance rise and borisjohnson as thought, i can get support from the party back in other ways. the trouble with this is it is coming when people are really feeling the pinch and the cost of living crisis, with inflation rising. itjust looks like a government that will never have to deal with the consequence of national insurance tax which is a regressive tax that will hit poor and young people the most and it is bewildering when you look at other revenue sources for the government, windfall tax on energy companies,
for instance, who made record profits in the last year. tech companies, i was on facebook, google, apple, record profits, and rich, and the words of a new york times tech reporter. there are sources of income that would alleviate hardship for most of the people facing it in this country that the government is making a political choice not to pursue. that in itself is very telling. ma. political choice not to pursue. that in itself is very telling.— in itself is very telling. mo, what is our in itself is very telling. mo, what is your reading — in itself is very telling. mo, what is your reading of _ in itself is very telling. mo, what is your reading of this, _ in itself is very telling. mo, what is your reading of this, the - in itself is very telling. mo, what is your reading of this, the fact l is your reading of this, the fact they've come out with the joint statement on this saying it will be going ahead. it is statement on this saying it will be going ahead-— statement on this saying it will be going ahead. it is trying to show a united front. _ going ahead. it is trying to show a united front, certainly _ going ahead. it is trying to show a united front, certainly after - going ahead. it is trying to show a united front, certainly after the i united front, certainly after the shenanigans we've seen across government which are being investigated now and the daily twists and turns in what is happening behind—the—scenes, there has been a lack of focus on the key
issues facing the country so this united front, particularly on economic policy, in particular with perhaps the most important minister after the prime minister in the cabinet, and potential leadership rival at some point, i think is quite telling and also shows great confidence in the prime minister now has, is he on safer territory? has he bought himself more time with the police are now investigating? he perhaps does not need to offer the concessions to backbench mps that he thought at one point he would. this will be controversial because a lot of people are struggling at the moment and mps feel strongly about it and that is why i think you will see the prime minister and chancellor making the case it is about tackling the covid backlog and getting people into the nhs because they know this is also going to be an on the doorstep issue at the next election, people don't want to see waiting list of millions and
millions. there's a balance be struck here. part of the bigger picture obviously is what is in the mail, gave's read what revolution to rescue boris. —— michael gove's redwall revolution. the observer describing it as a stunt to save boris's job. focusing on the front page of the mail on sunday, where michael gove has an article in the paper vowing to take the steps necessary to power up every part of the country and stop the economy being like a jet firing on on that one engine. setting out plans to deliver on the key policy commitment to unleash the productive power of every corner of the country and answer the plea of britten's at left behind towns. what is your take on this, rachel? i think it is absolutely right to say this is the thing that will
happen instead of shelving at the national insurance height, this is the answer to those mps in so—called redwall seats that opposed to the national insurance hike but it has to be said the observer actually did thejob of speaking to be said the observer actually did the job of speaking to treasury sources and saying, hang on, is this money that michael michael gove is talking about, 1.5 billion, is it new money and they said it is not. it's the same money rishi sunak announced in the autumn review last year. so there is nothing new about this policy. it isjust year. so there is nothing new about this policy. it is just empty words design to fob off mps seats were the can fob off their constituents. i know this has been memory hold since the last election but one thing labour proposed was a green industrial revolution, something very similar been discussed in the us, where precisely in those areas
that are having such a tough time, areas of deep economic neglect, or parts of the north—east and the midlands, that is where you root the green economy programme, renewables and other things in the green economy and you are actually creating jobs, good, sustainable, well—paid jobs in the process. that is the sort of thing that is needed in those areas. it is a long, long way from what michael gove is offering which is reallyjust empty words. mo, having been an adviser within the tory government, you were there when levelling up has been discussed over a long period of time, george osborne obviously was a key proponent of that. as a communications person what are your thoughts on the way it seems to be fired up when there is a desire to basically appeal to the redwall conservatives?
yes, i mean, this is part of the so called _ yes, i mean, this is part of the so called operation red meat, in terms of what _ called operation red meat, in terms of what can— called operation red meat, in terms of what can we say to these perhaps wavering _ of what can we say to these perhaps wavering backbench mps who need to show something to their constituents, some of these mps are in seats_ constituents, some of these mps are in seats that never voted conservative before, they are marginal, _ conservative before, they are marginal, their majority won't be that big, — marginal, their majority won't be that big, but the issue with this, the paper— that big, but the issue with this, the paper is being released on wednesday and i think there will be some _ wednesday and i think there will be some more detail. a lot of this is about— some more detail. a lot of this is about the — some more detail. a lot of this is about the future tense, what the government will do. the rhetoric we heard _ government will do. the rhetoric we heard before and at the election which _ heard before and at the election which sounds good but people need to see delivery, the need to see and feel see delivery, the need to see and feet the _ see delivery, the need to see and feel the difference in their lives and the — feel the difference in their lives and the clock is ticking because this needs to happen before the next election _ this needs to happen before the next election. it's notjust public infrastructure and connectivity, it is also _ infrastructure and connectivity, it is also about tackling things like health— is also about tackling things like health inequalities and education and attainment inequalities. these things— and attainment inequalities. these things will— and attainment inequalities. these things will be addressed but beyond 'ust things will be addressed but beyond just having plans, action is what the government needs to deliver
quite _ the government needs to deliver quite quickly and i think the problem _ quite quickly and i think the problem is some awareness of that but they— problem is some awareness of that but they need to move quickly. operation _ but they need to move quickly. operation red meat is the phrase you use, that's been used, operation and save big dogs, put this way in the sunday times, saving johnson's bacon and edit a cartoon of, well, you can see it there. well organised, ruthlessly blunt baxter's operation has begun determined to show boris johnson will fight to the end —— ruthlessly blunt backstage operation has begun. as borisjohnson strengthened after the last week? i think it feels calmer than it did a week_ think it feels calmer than it did a week ago — think it feels calmer than it did a week ago. the met police's intervention, which has raised lots of questions and debate in terms of timing _ of questions and debate in terms of timing and — of questions and debate in terms of timing and the fact initially they said they— timing and the fact initially they said they were not going to investigate, and they will now
because — investigate, and they will now because sue gray has effectively done _ because sue gray has effectively done a _ because sue gray has effectively done a lot of the work for them, i suppose. — done a lot of the work for them, i suppose, adds to the sense perhaps mps are _ suppose, adds to the sense perhaps mps are easing off, a bit more time in play— mps are easing off, a bit more time in play for— mps are easing off, a bit more time in play for the prime minister and his use _ in play for the prime minister and his use that time effectively, in terms — his use that time effectively, in terms of— his use that time effectively, in terms of creating this shadow operation of mps who are loyal to him and _ operation of mps who are loyal to him and really changing the narrative, focusing on, we've got the big _ narrative, focusing on, we've got the big calls right, focusing on that ukraine crisis, trying to almost _ that ukraine crisis, trying to almost trivialise what is happening around _ almost trivialise what is happening around party gates and make it all about _ around party gates and make it all about cake, it's obviously not all about _ about cake, it's obviously not all about keek, it is about people who made _ about keek, it is about people who made the — about keek, it is about people who made the rules perhaps not following the rules _ made the rules perhaps not following the rules and i think it is quite serious — the rules and i think it is quite serious i_ the rules and i think it is quite serious. i think the last week has felt the _ serious. i think the last week has felt the tide has turned in his favour— felt the tide has turned in his favour and the longer we wait for various— favour and the longer we wait for various reports, that trend could continue — continue. rachel, lots has been connnue — rachel, lots has been made continue — rachel, lots has been made that while all this is good on that is the situation in ukraine. one of the
story is how britain is going to be sending more troops. front page of the sunday telegraph, britain ramps up the sunday telegraph, britain ramps up fire to deter russian invasion. what is your take on how britain is now taking on the situation in ukraine and the strategy? i think it is linked, this is part of operation save borisjohnson. his survival will really depend on, despite everything, despite the lies and party gates and the huge pandemic death toll and the mismanagement, despite the police investigating breaches of those lockdown rules and despite fury across the country, he will survive if he is loyal mps and enough of the right—wing papers on board. we can see the sunday papers are also
engaged in this operation to save him, some of them. this front page on ukraine as part of that. nobody is serious who thinks this is anything other than flam, boris johnson suggesting he will send troops and jets and other hard work to the border. ukrainians certainly won't look at this and think, great, britton is here to save us. ukraine has been dealing with russia since 2014, when russia illegally annexed crimea and started supporting separatist inside ukraine. none of thatis separatist inside ukraine. none of that is new. solutions are diplomatic and will hurt the west because they involve oil and gas sanctions and these are energy sources upon which the west relies. that is where support for ukraine
is, not in this tub thumping and certainly not to save a british prime minister. the observer, we spoke about the increase in national insurance, cost of living is a huge issue right now. the front page of the observer, the hard upturn to pay later deals to cover the weekly shop. families hit by cost of living crisis are being targeted by credit firm is offering by now, pay later deals on their weekly shop, pet food and hot drinks. if we needed to hear any more clearly how some people are really struggling, it is obviously going to get worse with the energy price increases, that observer article as the detail.— price increases, that observer article as the detail. yeah, it's really concerning _ article as the detail. yeah, it's really concerning because - article as the detail. yeah, it's really concerning because you | article as the detail. yeah, it's - really concerning because you hear about _ really concerning because you hear about this — really concerning because you hear about this in terms of clothes or household — about this in terms of clothes or household goods where you can buy now and _ household goods where you can buy now and pay later and spread the cost over— now and pay later and spread the cost over a — now and pay later and spread the cost over a few payments on an interest _ cost over a few payments on an interest free credit basis. but talking — interest free credit basis. but talking about weekly shopping, your
hot drinks _ talking about weekly shopping, your hot drinks of pet food is a whole other bait — hot drinks of pet food is a whole other ball game altogether and it is something that needs to be addressed and looked at very seriously. some welfare _ and looked at very seriously. some welfare groups have described this as a runaway train, almost, in terms of people _ as a runaway train, almost, in terms of people getting into it more spiralling debt and more difficult situations going forward. whether it is better— situations going forward. whether it is better regulation or more support, _ is better regulation or more support, which i think needs to come anyway, _ support, which i think needs to come anyway, particularly with the energy price increases and tax increases and rail— price increases and tax increases and rail fares going up, inflation, it needs — and rail fares going up, inflation, it needs to— and rail fares going up, inflation, it needs to be dealt with quickly. rachel, — it needs to be dealt with quickly. rachel, interesting story inside the sunday times about what will happen with nhs staff who are not double vaccinated. one of the inside pages that set unvaccinated nhs staff could be allowed to continue working on hospital wards the april deadline set by ministers if they would otherwise be dangerously understaffed. that's the warning that there has been around this.
tell us that's right. ﬁne that there has been around this. tell us that's right.— tell us that's right. one in 20 staff who _ tell us that's right. one in 20 staff who work _ tell us that's right. one in 20 staff who work within - tell us that's right. one in 20 staff who work within the - tell us that's right. one in 20| staff who work within the nhs tell us that's right. one in 20 - staff who work within the nhs trusts are thought to be unvaccinated. add that up and that is potentially thousands of people leaving the nhs at a time when the nhs is on facing burn—out, huge staff shortages, not just because of things like brexit but also because it has cut the amount of people who come from europe who work in the nhs and also just burn out, people being so exhausted after dealing with the pandemic years that they are leaving. my own sense is compulsory vaccinations are not the way to persuade people, there are other means of having that conversation and engaging staff but holding,
sacking over their head for refusing to take the vaccine is perhaps not the best approach. it's worth looking closer at the sunday times' report on the front page, i will read the first paragraph because she obviously is an incredible reporter and it is very powerful when you hear the words, at the age of eight, fatima's at future is decided, her eyes limpid and far away, she says she would like to go to school and study and instead she has been sold in marriage to a man she has not met, to buy bread and time for the starving family. mo, it was in the headlights huge amount, these things come in and out of the headlines but that story is exceptionally powerful today. it that story is exceptionally powerful toda . . , , that story is exceptionally powerful toda. . , , ., , today. it really is, really heartbreaking _ today. it really is, really heartbreaking stuff. - today. it really is, really l heartbreaking stuff. when today. it really is, really i heartbreaking stuff. when i today. it really is, really - heartbreaking stuff. when i read today. it really is, really _ heartbreaking stuff. when i read it i could not stop reading it. i'm
thinking about this poor little girl and other children and families across afghanistan who will be facing this a choice between starving and potentially either having to sell their kidneys or even worse, having to sell their children. it is something that was in all our consciousness a few months ago with this, in my view, cut and run approach led by the us which has left afghanistan in a much worst position in the hands of the very, very medieval and murderous regime where people's rights have been eroded almost overnight. the human cost of that that perhaps we don't see every day and read about, thatis don't see every day and read about, that is why it is a tribute to journalists like christina who are still telling the story, is immense and it needs to be revisited by the international community again in terms of aid or other forms of help to give to these people.—
terms of aid or other forms of help to give to these people. rachel, not not [one to to give to these people. rachel, not got long to wrap _ to give to these people. rachel, not got long to wrap up _ to give to these people. rachel, not got long to wrap up but _ to give to these people. rachel, not got long to wrap up but such - to give to these people. rachel, not got long to wrap up but such a - got long to wrap up but such a powerful reminder of the fat when studies go out of the headlines the libs were talking about do not change —— such a powerful reminder that when stories go out of the headlines. that is so true, afghanistan disappeared from our headlines, christina lamb is a very seasoned reporter, reported and said in a 35 years she's never seen anything like this, it is harrowing and devastating. thank you both so much forjoining us this sunday morning. i hope you have a good day. thank you very much. that is it for the papers for now. goodbye. hello. the strong winds of storm malik have now eased away towards the east, we're in a relatively calm spell
of weather for a short time because the next named storm, storm corrie, is moving in from the northwest. so today, for many southern and eastern areas, remaining dry and sunny but increasingly wet and windy weather arrives from the northwest later on. so we've still got a ridge of high pressure sitting to the south. but here is storm corrie moving its way in from the northwest. quite a bit of isobars, so the pressure dropping quickly with this storm system. still a lot of dry weather as we head through the afternoon across the bulk of england and wales, but you can see the rain across northern ireland and scotland and that will be preceded by some snow over the higher ground, too. the winds really picking up by this stage in the middle of the afternoon towards the north. further south and east, five to nine degrees, our top temperatures. it should be staying dry for much of england, wales for a good part of the day, but as we head through this evening into night, look at all these isobars. it's going to be particularly windyjust on the rear edge of storm corrie as it moves its way across scotland, northern england too.
we have got a yellow wind warning across really the northern half of the uk for gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour, but an amber warning across the northern half of scotland, where gusts are likely to reach 80 or possibly 90 miles per hour. so certainly in strength like that, we're likely to see disruption to travel, perhaps some power cuts as well. now, moving through the night, then we've got a band of rain crossing the uk, followed by clearer spells and blustery showers. but certainly the winds are going to be very, very strong through the course of tonight into the early hours of monday. there could well with some disruption in the north, it won't be quite as cold as it was last night. more of a wind around, but still some pockets of frost here and there, and wintry showers moving in across parts of scotland from the word go. rain showers across other western parts of the uk should be dry in the east, and these brisk winds for eastern scotland and eastern england should ease through the day. but some large waves around the coast. top temperatures between about five to nine degrees — feeling colder, though, where you're exposed to those brisk winds courtesy of storm corrie. further ahead now, and it's a little bit unsettled through the first part of the week. we've got a couple of weather fronts
moving in — this warm front, pushing its way across the uk into the middle of the week, so that will bring us some slightly quieter, milderweather. some rain in the forecast across the north, but then things turn colder later in the week. all the warnings about storm corrie are on our website. bye for now.
if this this is bbc news broadcasting in the uk and around the globe. i'm joanna gosling. our top stories: britain is proposing to double the number of soldiers it's deployed in eastern europe, as nato weighs up options to increase pressure on russia. imean i mean here about the increased rhetoric and movements on the ground. —— i am in kyiv. the row in the uk over a rise in national insurance to fund health and social care — borisjohnson and the chancellor say it will go ahead
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