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the us secretary of state has ramped up warnings of an imminent russian attack on ukraine — as the un security council met in new york. he said russia should announce with no qualification, that it will not invade ukraine. satellite images show an increase in russian troops on the ukraine border. russia continues to insist it has no plans to invade and says its withdrawn some military equipment. more than 100 people have now died, in landslides and flooding in brazil. nearly a month's worth of rain fell in a matter of hours. the search for survivors in the mud and debris — is continuing. france says it will withdraw its troops from mali, where they've been fighting a jihadi insurgency for ten years. it says mali's ruling militaryjunta was making it impossible to operate there.
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hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are sienna rodgers editor of labourlist and sebastian payne whitehall editor of the financial times. tomorrow's front pages, starting with... e—mail, starting with... frontpage, uk is 100 mile an hour e—mail, frontpage, uk is 100 mile an hour winds and storm units opposes the shores. the metro reports on the storm's red weather warning — issued only when there is a risk to life as millions of people are urged to stay at home. the i continues, people should stay away from see france as flood defences are activated. the army is placed on standby. financial times the ongoing crisis in ukraine. president biden says russia may invade in a few days.
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the daily telegraph has us and uk warn of russia false flag attacks. which could give the kremlin in excuse to invade. a mirror investigation claims are thousands of elderly residents have been forced out of private care homes in a social care closure. quite a lot in the papers tonight. focusing on the incoming storm, storm units. two problems, by the time people read these papers in the morning the warnings again to be out of date for when the storm arrives. never shoot the big boys again have to stay home. never shoot the big boys again have to stay home-— to stay home. definitely, definitely. _ to stay home. definitely, definitely. i— to stay home. definitely, definitely. i know - to stay home. definitely, i definitely. i know several to stay home. definitely, - definitely. i know several people who have already been told to work from home tomorrow. those people who unlike me, a luckyjournalist like me can always choose to work from home and been told to do so. people have been told to close firmly any
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doors or windows before the storm, secure loose objects, things like garden furniture. thereafter read that online rather than newspapers because there being told don't make any repairs while the storm is ongoing. work from home, avoid travel if possible and don't pose for any dramatic selfies on nec friends because that's a very bad idea. those ways could get very high. we saw storm dudley which cause travel disruption, or cancel train, fallen trees left without power. it seems that storm eunice is set to be worse. some parts of england, southwest of england and south wales are on a regular and thatis south wales are on a regular and that is quite rare. the army has been placed on standby and it could get quite bad. we been placed on standby and it could get quite bad-— get quite bad. we will bring in the sun as well _ get quite bad. we will bring in the sun as well which _ get quite bad. we will bring in the sun as well which is _ get quite bad. we will bring in the sun as well which is a _ get quite bad. we will bring in the sun as well which is a more - get quite bad. we will bring in the i sun as well which is a more dramatic headline in the mail. hundred mile an hour killers storm says the sun
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with it! for the brit told to stay home as eunice rawers in. we've been covering the slot during the day for the pay headline from the daily mail does stand out. uk breakforcing jet storm. do we know what a sting jet storm. do we know what a sting jet storm really means? i storm. do we know what a sting 'et storm really means?�* storm really means? i have to confess. _ storm really means? i have to confess. my — storm really means? i have to confess, my knowledge - storm really means? i have to confess, my knowledge is - storm really means? i have to i confess, my knowledge is maybe storm really means? i have to - confess, my knowledge is maybe not the best_ confess, my knowledge is maybe not the best on_ confess, my knowledge is maybe not the best on this particular issue. but sting — the best on this particular issue. but sting jet calling several papers of what's _ but sting jet calling several papers of what's the worst in 30 years. across — of what's the worst in 30 years. across the _ of what's the worst in 30 years. across the whole of the british state. — across the whole of the british state, everything has to be battened down for— state, everything has to be battened down for the ball rail services and wells— down for the ball rail services and wells have — down for the ball rail services and wells have been canceled, the army is on standby, everyone across the whole _ is on standby, everyone across the whole of _ is on standby, everyone across the whole of the country is being urged to stay— whole of the country is being urged to stay at— whole of the country is being urged to stay at home. particularly for those _ to stay at home. particularly for those in — to stay at home. particularly for those in the southwest and in wales. i'm currently speaking to you from north— i'm currently speaking to you from north york— i'm currently speaking to you from north york shire with the east coast main line _ north york shire with the east coast main line advising not to travel tomorrow— main line advising not to travel tomorrow which is quite far away from _ tomorrow which is quite far away from when — tomorrow which is quite far away from when the storm is going to hit the worst— from when the storm is going to hit the worst part of the uk here. this
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'et the worst part of the uk here. this jet is _ the worst part of the uk here. this jet is a _ the worst part of the uk here. this jet is a incident that is meant this is why— jet is a incident that is meant this is why were — jet is a incident that is meant this is why were getting very rare, something you get a lot in england and the _ something you get a lot in england and the uk but something that will pass quite quickly because those red and amher— pass quite quickly because those red and amberwarnings are pass quite quickly because those red and amber warnings are coming in at midrught— and amber warnings are coming in at midnight and will expire tomorrow. it midnight and will expire tomorrow. it can_ midnight and will expire tomorrow. it can be _ midnight and will expire tomorrow. it can be a — midnight and will expire tomorrow. it can be a 24 hectic. for the country _ it can be a 24 hectic. for the country. all the front pages tomorrow that message couldn't be clearer, _ tomorrow that message couldn't be clearer, but not, stay home, close the windows, don't take selfies and stay indoors until this thing passes _ stay indoors until this thing asses. , , ., stay indoors until this thing asses. , ,., , , stay indoors until this thing asses. , , , , passes. they did sound pretty expert to me. building on your day—to—day editor, do you get a sense of how the government deals with a kind of national crisis like this which is nothing to do with politics? when in doubt the government _ nothing to do with politics? when in doubt the government always - doubt the government always activates the cobra playbook which is nothing — activates the cobra playbook which is nothing to do with six two snakes is the _ is nothing to do with six two snakes is the emergency briefing room and the cabinet office where all the key government office get together in a secure _ government office get together in a secure location and try to come up
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with answers it's a running joke in whitehait— with answers it's a running joke in whitehall that when and what is in doubt _ whitehall that when and what is in doubt you — whitehall that when and what is in doubt you call a cobra meeting and that doubt you calla cobra meeting and that will_ doubt you call a cobra meeting and that will produce answers. there's been _ that will produce answers. there's been a _ that will produce answers. there's been a cobra meeting today. i'm sure they'll— been a cobra meeting today. i'm sure they'll be _ been a cobra meeting today. i'm sure they'll be more tomorrow and we've seen from _ they'll be more tomorrow and we've seen from the cabin office advair, dealing _ seen from the cabin office advair, dealing with the ukraine crisis as well is _ dealing with the ukraine crisis as well is the — dealing with the ukraine crisis as well is the heads of the army. civil contingency and part of the british state _ contingency and part of the british state here. that cobra apparatus will operate consistently over the next 24 _ will operate consistently over the next 24 hours as far as johnson said, _ next 24 hours as far as johnson said. the — next 24 hours as far as johnson said, the army is on standby of course — said, the army is on standby of course the _ said, the army is on standby of course the army is always on standby _ course the army is always on standby. a heightened level of readiness at the moment when this thing _ readiness at the moment when this thing hits~ — readiness at the moment when this thing hits~ i— readiness at the moment when this thing hits. ithink readiness at the moment when this thing hits. i think the fact that they— thing hits. i think the fact that they said _ thing hits. i think the fact that they said that, the data cobra meeting — they said that, the data cobra meeting they are worried this is going _ meeting they are worried this is going to — meeting they are worried this is going to be bad and this could pose a real— going to be bad and this could pose a real danger to life which is in several of— a real danger to life which is in several of the front pages was up that's— several of the front pages was up that's why— several of the front pages was up that's why there is so rich in abundance of caution being urged by everyone _ abundance of caution being urged by everyone involved in this. do abundance of caution being urged by everyone involved in this.— everyone involved in this. do you aet a everyone involved in this. do you get a sense _ everyone involved in this. do you get a sense of— everyone involved in this. do you get a sense of how _ everyone involved in this. do you get a sense of how well - everyone involved in this. do you get a sense of how well the -
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everyone involved in this. do you get a sense of how well the uk i everyone involved in this. do you - get a sense of how well the uk deals with notjust the warnings but the storms themselves compared to episodes in the past? i remember 1987 but how do you get a sense of how the uk does this? is a how the uk does this? is a neighbour in 1987 in the metro _ how the uk does this? is a neighbour in 1987 in the metro they _ how the uk does this? is a neighbour in 1987 in the metro they are - in 1987 in the metro they are saying that the damage to the storm tomorrow could be like the january 1990 storm which killed nearly 50 people and caused three billion pounds worth of damage. i was born in 1990 for so i don't remember i believe that either of those. it sounds like it could get very bad. if it's being compared to that 1990 storm. ~ . ., if it's being compared to that 1990 storm. ~ .., ., if it's being compared to that 1990 storm. ~ ., ., ., , storm. will come at age a little bit later in this _ storm. will come at age a little bit later in this paper— storm. will come at age a little bit later in this paper review. - storm. will come at age a little bit later in this paper review. let's - storm. will come at age a little bit later in this paper review. let's go| later in this paper review. let's go to international politics without the daily telegraph. as usual, almost every night will be due the papers there is a line on ukraine. the telegraph focuses on britain as well for us this picture boris johnson, he's in a typhoon fighter but that clearly not in top gun gear
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like george w. bush was in 2003 but it is working soon. russia begins a false flag attacks. biden and johnson born invasion of ukraine could take place within days. we have been saying that line invasion can take place within days for days. borisjohnson has resisted the approach _ borisjohnson has resisted the approach of liz truss in addressing inappropriate attire for this occasion on several of the front pages _ occasion on several of the front pages tomorrow. clearly fair across the west _ pages tomorrow. clearly fair across the west is— pages tomorrow. clearly fair across the west is still very high. just yesterday there were those reports that russia was withdrawing troops and that _ that russia was withdrawing troops and that was what roger had said. we heard _ and that was what roger had said. we heard from _ and that was what roger had said. we heard from the prime minister and from _ heard from the prime minister and from the _ heard from the prime minister and from the us president that is in fact not— from the us president that is in fact not the case. more troops have been _ fact not the case. more troops have been built — fact not the case. more troops have been built. it shows a very complex misinformation campaign russia is running _ misinformation campaign russia is running trying to confuse and perpiex — running trying to confuse and perplex those who are watching this. the russian playbook is not denying things— the russian playbook is not denying things but— the russian playbook is not denying things butjust to the russian playbook is not denying things but just to add a the russian playbook is not denying things butjust to add a question the russian playbook is not denying things but just to add a question to the official— things but just to add a question to the official narrative of what's
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going — the official narrative of what's going on _ the official narrative of what's going on. the key events we've seen on thursdays — going on. the key events we've seen on thursdays was schilling's increasing. the eastern donbas region— increasing. the eastern donbas region of— increasing. the eastern donbas region of the ukraine where there is lots of— region of the ukraine where there is lots of fighting ever since 2014 when — lots of fighting ever since 2014 when crimea was invaded by russia. some _ when crimea was invaded by russia. some quite — when crimea was invaded by russia. some quite stark images of schools being _ some quite stark images of schools being shelled here and borisjohnson described _ being shelled here and borisjohnson described this as a false flag a approach _ described this as a false flag a approach. this is exactly what western— approach. this is exactly what western intelligence agencies that warrant _ western intelligence agencies that warrant will be a precursor to an invasion. — warrant will be a precursor to an invasion. to _ warrant will be a precursor to an invasion, to put things out there that look— invasion, to put things out there that look as if an excuse for russia to invade — that look as if an excuse for russia to invade. some of the papers report tomorrow— to invade. some of the papers report tomorrow that there could be even a chemical— tomorrow that there could be even a chemical weapons attack. that would allow russia to claim there is genocide _ allow russia to claim there is genocide going on and therefore invade _ genocide going on and therefore invade ukraine. ithink genocide going on and therefore invade ukraine. i think across whitehall, my sense is that people are very— whitehall, my sense is that people are very concerned and this could drag _ are very concerned and this could drag on — are very concerned and this could drag on it— are very concerned and this could drag on. it could be tomorrow, could be a couple — drag on. it could be tomorrow, could be a couple days or could be in a couple _ be a couple days or could be in a couple of — be a couple days or could be in a couple of weeks. but that heightened level of— couple of weeks. but that heightened level of tension is not going away at the _ level of tension is not going away at the moment at all. i think the diplomacy— at the moment at all. i think the diplomacy going on with anthony bianke _ diplomacy going on with anthony bianke in— diplomacy going on with anthony blanke in the us secretary of state of clearing at the un. liz truss,
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boris _ of clearing at the un. liz truss, borisjohnson at an of clearing at the un. liz truss, boris johnson at an raf fighter base _ boris johnson at an raf fighter base the _ boris johnson at an raf fighter base. the temperature is not decreasing here, the longer it goes all the _ decreasing here, the longer it goes all the more dangerous it's going to be able _ all the more dangerous it's going to be able to— all the more dangerous it's going to be able to everyone just has to hope that the _ be able to everyone just has to hope that the window for diplomacy is not entirely— that the window for diplomacy is not entirely closed with them as with our storm — entirely closed with them as with our storm reference, it does seem as if the _ our storm reference, it does seem as if the gap _ our storm reference, it does seem as if the gap is _ our storm reference, it does seem as if the gap is narrowing very much at the moment. the if the gap is narrowing very much at the moment-— the moment. the financialtimes which is a picture _ the moment. the financialtimes which is a picture of _ the moment. the financialtimes which is a picture of joe - the moment. the financialtimes which is a picture of joe biden - the moment. the financialtimes. which is a picture ofjoe biden near which is a picture ofjoe biden near the white house was up borisjohnson from inside the typhoon us presidents make it near marine helicopter which makes it almost impossible to hear what they have to say. oh what we could gather russia poised to invade ukraine within days, biden warns allies. i wonder if it's a sense of the americans and the british occasionally trying to call out russia's moves before russia makes those lose. that's definitely the _ russia makes those lose. that's definitely the case. _ russia makes those lose. that's definitely the case. it's - russia makes those lose. that's definitely the case. it's been - definitely the case. it's been quite interesting to watch. borisjohnson
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has been talking about this false flag attack, explaining what they think russian strategy is and joe biden has issued this very worrying morning that it's not only a false flag operation, they think any excuse to go in but also they are on the brink of invading ukraine within several days and there's a very high risk of a russian invasion, that's what he said. yes. that's exactly what he said. yes. that's exactly what they're doing. it was an interesting move today where the british government actually mapped out what russia could do next in terms of where it could send its troops from, where the attacking firm, lots of maps going on. there's a lot of explanation and calling out, as you say what russia could do next. part of the tool in their armoury is misinformation and there is a lot of talk of not only
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shelling in locations that have really been experiencing this over a long time now, since 2014 and lots of deaths that have been happening over many years. also in terms of cyber attacks. idistill over many years. also in terms of cyber attacks-— cyber attacks. will stay with the financial times _ cyber attacks. will stay with the financial times and _ cyber attacks. will stay with the financial times and another- cyber attacks. will stay with the i financial times and another story cyber attacks. will stay with the - financial times and another story on the front page i'm convinced you wrote this story sebastian. sadly, i didn't. but wrote this story sebastian. sadly, i didn't- ibut it— wrote this story sebastian. sadly, i didn't. but it is — wrote this story sebastian. sadly, i didn't. but it is a _ wrote this story sebastian. sadly, i didn't. but it is a fascinating - wrote this story sebastian. sadly, i didn't. but it is a fascinating one i didn't. but it is a fascinating one by mym — didn't. but it is a fascinating one b m �* . didn't. but it is a fascinating one b m fl ., didn't. but it is a fascinating one b m �*, ., ., , didn't. but it is a fascinating one bm... �*, ., .,, ., by my... it's got the words redwall on it which — by my... it's got the words redwall on it which made _ by my... it's got the words redwall on it which made me _ by my. .. it's got the words redwall on it which made me think- by my... it's got the words redwall on it which made me think it - by my... it's got the words redwall on it which made me think it was i on it which made me think it was manufactured by bain and company. take us through it. obviously, i spend _ take us through it. obviously, i spend all— take us through it. obviously, i spend all my dayjust thinking about the red _ spend all my dayjust thinking about the red walls with a good assertion to have _ the red walls with a good assertion to have. this is by my colleagues. this is— to have. this is by my colleagues. this is a _ to have. this is by my colleagues. this is a really interesting narrative that i think it's good to be a _ narrative that i think it's good to be a key— narrative that i think it's good to be a key part to the run—up to the next _ be a key part to the run—up to the next general election which is due by may— next general election which is due by may 2024 by the latest. if you look by may 2024 by the latest. if you took at _ by may 2024 by the latest. if you
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look at the last couple of by elections we had in this country, there _ elections we had in this country, there have — elections we had in this country, there have been in formal agreements --oin there have been in formal agreements going on— there have been in formal agreements going on between labour and liberal democrats. on the record, both parties— democrats. on the record, both parties deny this with the keir starmer— parties deny this with the keir starmer devices, and davies also denies _ starmer devices, and davies also denies it — starmer devices, and davies also denies it. this is pretty good net quid _ denies it. this is pretty good net quid pro — denies it. this is pretty good net quid pro quo which is not to put up our best— quid pro quo which is not to put up our best candidates, knock it up put up our best candidates, knock it up put up as— our best candidates, knock it up put up as ntuch— our best candidates, knock it up put up as much funding, can you give your— up as much funding, can you give your run — up as much funding, can you give your run you _ up as much funding, can you give your run. you can see where the lib dems— your run. you can see where the lib dems putt— your run. you can see where the lib dems pull up— your run. you can see where the lib dems pull up at 20 point swing them on the _ dems pull up at 20 point swing them on the by— dems pull up at 20 point swing them on the by election effort can see it in the _ on the by election effort can see it in the spend by election where the lib dems — in the spend by election where the lib dems only really canvassed and one ward _ lib dems only really canvassed and one ward they are. this idea of essentially carving up the country and liberal democrats to focus on those _ and liberal democrats to focus on those more southern, happy heartlands, shall we say home country — heartlands, shall we say home country for that labour are to focus on their— country for that labour are to focus on their more traditional heartland, the northern midlands of england, that is— the northern midlands of england, that is a _ the northern midlands of england, that is a big concern for the conservatives was up there is a question— conservatives was up there is a question for how this is going to work— question for how this is going to work in — question for how this is going to work in practice because my senses, voters _ work in practice because my senses, voters don't — work in practice because my senses, voters don't really like being told which _ voters don't really like being told which way — voters don't really like being told which way to go. it's also legal
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issues — which way to go. it's also legal issues sense legislation was passed in 2000 _ issues sense legislation was passed in 2000 about whether parties can do these _ in 2000 about whether parties can do these kinds _ in 2000 about whether parties can do these kinds of deals. the key quote isn't that— these kinds of deals. the key quote isn't that says keir starmer is totally— isn't that says keir starmer is totally and ruthlessly focused on winning — totally and ruthlessly focused on winning the next election. if that requires — winning the next election. if that requires stepping back and some seeds— requires stepping back and some seeds to — requires stepping back and some seeds to have the lib dems with win more _ seeds to have the lib dems with win more than _ seeds to have the lib dems with win more than so be it. it will be popular— more than so be it. it will be popular but the grassroots but will worry— popular but the grassroots but will worry the — popular but the grassroots but will worry the tories in quebec the next election— worry the tories in quebec the next election even more difficult for boris _ election even more difficult for borisjohnson and it election even more difficult for boris johnson and it looks at the moment — boris johnson and it looks at the moment. �* . . boris johnson and it looks at the moment. �* , , , boris johnson and it looks at the moment. �*, , , ., boris johnson and it looks at the moment. , ., ., moment. let's put this to sienna, a sensible policy _ moment. let's put this to sienna, a sensible policy by — moment. let's put this to sienna, a sensible policy by the _ moment. let's put this to sienna, a sensible policy by the labour - sensible policy by the labour leader? i sensible policy by the labour leader? ~ . ~ . sensible policy by the labour leader? ~ . ,, , , , leader? i think it makes sense. i think what's _ leader? i think it makes sense. i think what's key _ leader? i think it makes sense. i think what's key about _ leader? i think it makes sense. i think what's key about the - leader? i think it makes sense. i think what's key about the story| leader? i think it makes sense. i. think what's key about the story is that labour isn't planning to withdraw candidates in seeds where lib dems are best positioned to take them from the tories or a best position to hold them for that they're not saying they're going to stand out people which would really frustrate some of the labour grassroots but they're actually talking about not targeting resources in those areas that's really key because it's not the progressive alliance, very formal
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deal that a lot of labour activist called for. that is quite controversial because people feel maybe voters will feel as if they're being patronised and told what to do and then it might look anti—democratic and like a stitch up. it's avoiding that but it same time it's more convenient because labour does our financial problems at the moment. it is struggling with money and there are more restrictions on trade unions abilities to campaign as well. it resolves all of that and brings out all together and allows keir starmer to get his best shot and secure a majority with help from the lib dems. j majority with help from the lib dems. ., ., ., ., , dems. i said would get on to age put u . dems. i said would get on to age put u- we are dems. i said would get on to age put up we are not — dems. i said would get on to age put up we are not to _ dems. i said would get on to age put up we are not to do _ dems. i said would get on to age put up we are not to do that _ dems. i said would get on to age put up we are not to do that with - dems. i said would get on to age put up we are not to do that with the - up we are not to do that with the telegraph. i've given away most of my age by saying i can vividly remember 1987 storm. 0n the front page of the telegraph there is a story which might reassure people or not, we will see. brains, keep up the good work until we turned 60 foot of a persons mind is as sharp as ever to the age of 60 previous researchers found that the brain
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