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between government forces and pro—russian separatists in the east. the queen has tested positive for covid—19. buckingham palace says she is experiencing mild cold—like symptoms, but does expect to continue light duties. the legal requirement to self—isolate after catching covid in england is expected to be dropped from next week — despite concern from some scientists and medical groups. i'm not saying you can totally throw caution to the wind — covid remains dangerous if you're vulnerable and if you're not vaccinated. but we need people to be much more confident and get back to work. and after 16 days of competition, the winter olympics come to a spectacular end in beijing — with china handing over to the hosts of the 2026 games, italy.
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hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are geri scott, political correspondent at the press association and broadcaster and journalist, james lewer. the metro leads with the queen testing positive for covid—19 — but according to the paper, "one keeps calm and carries on". the sun claims hrh is wfh or "working from home" — although the queen is actually known as hm, or her majesty, rather than hrh — her royal highness. the daily telegraph front page says the queen "vows to carry on" with work after testing positive. the daily mail says the queen's decision to carry on working is an "example to us all". the daily express says the queen caught covid after an outbreak at windsor castle. meanwhile the times looks
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at coronavirus rules — it says there'll be a moment of "pride" for the prime minister as all covid restrictions are lifted. the financial times leads with russia—ukraine tensions saying "russian troops will stay" as leaders of western countries hold fresh talks on the crisis. and the guardian front page also looks at the tensions — saying last ditch talks are held as fears intensify of war in ukraine. so let's begin. thank you forjoining us for the papers. and to have you with us today. no surprise to our dealers that the queen is leading on many of the papers. i want to begin with metro. one keeps, and carries on. i was kind of struck with the fact that so many of the publications are underlining that she will continue working, even though they can
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potentially bl, hopefully not too seriously, but the fact that she is talking about light duty seems like quite a lot, james.— quite a lot, james. absolutely. especially _ quite a lot, james. absolutely. especially at — quite a lot, james. absolutely. especially at her _ quite a lot, james. absolutely. especially at her age, - quite a lot, james. absolutely. especially at her age, 95. - quite a lot, james. absolutely. especially at her age, 95. i - quite a lot, james. absolutely. l especially at her age, 95. i think that sums up the queen, doesn't that? she's all about that to keep calm and carry on philosophy and, yeah, obviously she's tested positive for covid and we wish her a speedy recovery. she says she wants to carry on from light duties, that carries on from buckingham palace today. i think also it is quite interesting with what's coming out, obviously next week with boris johnson and these ending of self isolation rules as well and the metro front page touches on that as well. borisjohnson came to get people back to work and more confident again. it’s people back to work and more confident again.— people back to work and more confident again. it's an interesting one that they _ confident again. it's an interesting one that they are _ confident again. it's an interesting one that they are kind _ confident again. it's an interesting one that they are kind of- confident again. it's an interesting i one that they are kind ofjuxtaposed one that they are kind ofjuxtaposed one by the other, jerry. i do think about that? this planned to and the legal need to self—isolate? this
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about that? this planned to and the legal need to self-isolate?- legal need to self-isolate? this is a move, legal need to self-isolate? this is a move. his _ legal need to self-isolate? this is a move, his intent _ legal need to self-isolate? this is a move, his intent towards - legal need to self-isolate? this is l a move, his intent towards personal responsibility. -- a move, his intent towards personal resnonsibility-_ responsibility. -- geri. lynette ratherthan _ responsibility. -- geri. lynette rather than the _ responsibility. -- geri. lynette rather than the state _ responsibility. -- geri. lynette i rather than the state intervening responsibility. -- geri. lynette - rather than the state intervening in saying you must at home by law if you test positive and you must do this that and the other. i think that probably is right for the stage in a pandemic that we are at. there are some other parts of this which i imagine we will know the details on tomorrow, but looks like the ending of free tests for the vast majority of free tests for the vast majority of people, but maybe not the elderly are aware of a clinically vulnerable. those groups are going to be more concerned than many about this kind of move to guidelines and responsibility rather than the laws. as boris _ responsibility rather than the laws. as borisjohnson has said, he feels that people need to get back to work. _ that people need to get back to work. but — that people need to get back to work, but we have to find a way to live with _ work, but we have to find a way to live with covid after the last couple of years. we live with covid after the last couple of years.— live with covid after the last couple of years. we can get into that further— couple of years. we can get into that further as _ couple of years. we can get into that further as well, _ couple of years. we can get into that further as well, i _ couple of years. we can get into that further as well, i just - couple of years. we can get into that further as well, i just wantl that further as well, i just want to turn to the sun for a moment, that
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has hr age, a term we have all become familiar with working from home. they actually talk about this that the queen is triple jab. do you think somebody like the queen getting cold dead and all this, of course, attention on exactly how she is or how she may have contracted it. does that make a difference, do you think, to the public? for example, people that might be reticent about getting the jab where people that have previously it may be psyched covid is not a big deal? i think the fact that the queen is triple jabbed is significant. i think that gives us a lot of confidence that hopefully she can recover well from edge because she's got that layer of protection which is very, very important. yeah, i think ultimately, we hope the queen will recover as well, fairly well, and the suggestions are at the moment that she will do. hopefully,
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you know, someone like the queen being triple jabbed would encourage more people to be vaccinated if they haven't already got a second and third jabbed as well. it haven't already got a second and third jabbed as well.— haven't already got a second and third jabbed as well. it was on one ofthe third jabbed as well. it was on one of the papers _ third jabbed as well. it was on one of the papers there _ third jabbed as well. it was on one of the papers there that _ third jabbed as well. it was on one of the papers there that a - third jabbed as well. it was on one of the papers there that a positive | of the papers there that a positive attitude, upon i'm sure to the daily mail. some of the same themes. picking up on the covid example and also goes on to say as boris is set to unveil his blueprint for living with the virus today. what do you think that looks like living with the virus? i think that looks like living with the virus? ~ the virus? i think living with the virus is going — the virus? i think living with the virus is going to _ the virus? i think living with the virus is going to mean - the virus? i think living with the virus is going to mean that - the virus? i think living with the virus is going to mean that they can't possibly return to how they were before, but we do have to try and get some of those freedoms back. i think it's really important to compare and contrast where we would've been before and everything that we have available to us now, you know, if you think about taking the queen as an example, if right at the queen as an example, if right at the beginning of the pandemic the queen had caught covid, the triple jabbed, she has access to these
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anti—virals that have now been approved, it would've been a much more worrying situation, but the situation we are in that more worrying situation, but the situation we are i— situation we are in that she is re orted situation we are in that she is reported to — situation we are in that she is reported to have _ situation we are in that she is reported to have mild - situation we are in that she is reported to have mild cold i situation we are in that she is| reported to have mild cold like symptoms and we are all thankful for it. symptoms and we are all thankful for it so _ symptoms and we are all thankful for it so i _ symptoms and we are all thankful for it so i think— symptoms and we are all thankful for it. so i think we really must recognise _ it. so i think we really must recognise how far we have time. we are not— recognise how far we have time. we are not in— recognise how far we have time. we are not in the same position as we were _ are not in the same position as we were months and years ago. of course, — were months and years ago. of course, that doesn't mean everything can snap _ course, that doesn't mean everything can snap back to normal either. there _ can snap back to normal either. there are — can snap back to normal either. there are things that still need to be considered. borisjohnson himself has said _ be considered. borisjohnson himself has said the — be considered. borisjohnson himself has said the pandemic isn't over, and this— has said the pandemic isn't over, and this is— has said the pandemic isn't over, and this is a _ has said the pandemic isn't over, and this is a reminder of that, but there _ and this is a reminder of that, but there is— and this is a reminder of that, but there is this — and this is a reminder of that, but there is this move towards more normality. — there is this move towards more normality, more personal responsibility and trying to get past this. do responsibility and trying to get ast this. ,., ,, ~ past this. do you think we will ever aet back past this. do you think we will ever get back to — past this. do you think we will ever get back to normal? _ past this. do you think we will ever get back to normal? i _ past this. do you think we will ever get back to normal? i think- past this. do you think we will ever get back to normal? i think we - past this. do you think we will ever get back to normal? i think we will| get back to normal? i think we will aet back get back to normal? i think we will get back to — get back to normal? i think we will get back to some _ get back to normal? i think we will get back to some sort _ get back to normal? i think we will get back to some sort of— get back to normal? i think we will get back to some sort of normal. | get back to normal? i think we will get back to some sort of normal. i | get back to some sort of normal. i think, you know, vaccines and booster vaccines are going to be a thing that we are going to have for some time i don't see a reason why they would stop. looking at the front page of the times as well, obviously, borisjohnson is talking
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about getting us back to normal, getting people back in offices again, but he says that vaccines will still be part of the future as well, probably more so for individual groups, clinically vulnerable, those over 75. those are the suggestions that we are seeing at the moment, so i think personal responsibility is a big thing, but sometimes the confusion might be for sometimes the confusion might be for some person, where does that personal response ability like? and workplaces, who makes that call? say you test positive for covidmike is it on the person to decide, or is it on your to decide whether you come in or not. there are lots of questions that need to be answered at the moment on this piece does talk about asking questions and saying we need to see and scientific evidence published. we went to see what the plans are for testing. there are a lot of things that we are looking and waiting for her to come out when borisjohnson reveals they are splitting the covid plan that we will see at some point next week. , , ., ,., .,
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week. the tests are important, eo - le week. the tests are important, people will _ week. the tests are important, people will test _ week. the tests are important, people will test last _ week. the tests are important, people will test last if - week. the tests are important, people will test last if they - week. the tests are important, people will test last if they can | people will test last if they can pick it up as easily. we will see what happens at that. geri, you make me think of two years ago when boris johnson got the virus. what a different world we were in then at that point as we take stock of the queen getting it now, it seems like such a mild ailments than what we saw or what borisjohnson went there as well. particularly as he deteriorated in those days and those early weeks of the pandemic. so, pride tomorrow as restrictions will be restricted. let's see exactly what he lays out tomorrow. i do want to move on to the financial times, because of course, there is another story that we've all been talking about for weeks, and maybe for weeks to come as well. valerie's says russian troops will stay as west seeks to crane talks. this comes as so many people were marching for peace in the city of odessa
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yesterday. these drills are apparently going tonight and today as was expected. he by trying to get into the mind of president putin. geri, how are you seeing this? what are the things you think people should be looking at? i are the things you think people should be looking at?— are the things you think people should be looking at? i think this revelation that _ should be looking at? i think this revelation that the _ should be looking at? i think this revelation that the troops - should be looking at? i think this revelation that the troops are - should be looking at? i think this| revelation that the troops are not going _ revelation that the troops are not going to — revelation that the troops are not going to move from the belarusian border, _ going to move from the belarusian border, tens of thousands of troops, they are _ border, tens of thousands of troops, they are going to stay put. it's a worrying sign. tensions have been ramping _ worrying sign. tensions have been ramping up — worrying sign. tensions have been ramping up forweeks worrying sign. tensions have been ramping up for weeks nowjoe biden, manual_ ramping up for weeks nowjoe biden, manual macron, borisjohnson ramping up for weeks nowjoe biden, manual macron, boris johnson all teaming — manual macron, boris johnson all teaming up to say we need unfortunately, that isn't looking likely~ _ unfortunately, that isn't looking likely. despite the fact that macron has managed to secure some talks that putin — has managed to secure some talks that putin says he will take part in to try— that putin says he will take part in to try to— that putin says he will take part in to try to find a diplomatic solution, us intelligence is really
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saying _ solution, us intelligence is really saying that they don't think that that is— saying that they don't think that that is the route we are going to see and — that is the route we are going to see and that russia could launch an invasion— see and that russia could launch an invasion any— see and that russia could launch an invasion any day. it's a dire situation _ invasion any day. it's a dire situation. you've got people on the ukrainian _ situation. you've got people on the ukrainian border, buying emergency shelters— ukrainian border, buying emergency shelters and places that they could shelter— shelters and places that they could shelter in — shelters and places that they could shelter in the event of an attack. it's really. — shelter in the event of an attack. it's really, really worrying. i don't — it's really, really worrying. i don't think it's going to go away anytime — don't think it's going to go away anytime soon, despite the push for those _ anytime soon, despite the push for those talks. you know, we will have to see _ those talks. you know, we will have to see how — those talks. you know, we will have to see how they go, but that is not then the _ to see how they go, but that is not then the rhetoric we'd seen over the last few— then the rhetoric we'd seen over the last few days. then the rhetoric we'd seen over the last few days-— last few days. maybe it's always like this, perhaps _ last few days. maybe it's always like this, perhaps when - last few days. maybe it's always like this, perhaps when it - last few days. maybe it's always | like this, perhaps when it comes last few days. maybe it's always i like this, perhaps when it comes to conflicts. we have mr macron, for example, speaking of mr putin. if i move on to the guardian, they also talk about macron says putin is open to dialogue with the us warns him as you mentioned, moscow has issued invasion order is talking about that intelligence and valerie's says russian troops will remain in the country indefinitely. how do you
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understand that?— country indefinitely. how do you understand that? looking at this iece in understand that? looking at this piece in the _ understand that? looking at this piece in the guardian, _ understand that? looking at this piece in the guardian, we - understand that? looking at this i piece in the guardian, we obviously do know today that a manual macron had a long phone call conversation with vladimir putin, 105 minutes, just under two hours to talk about what they can do to avoid this invasion, this conflict. clearly, macron is hoping that they can get some talks going between the ukraine, russia and the eu as well. see if they can come up with a cease—fire. i suppose that's a bit more positive, but obviously the worrying signs that we've seen that have been touched on already, that spells out that valerie's as geri has mentioned. it is concerning, the us intelligence we will be hearing from them what we heard from joe biden, saying that an invasion seems more likely than ever. he prayed that also from the prime minister, borisjohnson, and also from james boris johnson, and also from james cleverly as well. yes, it is rather worrying right now, and we are hoping that more talks to lead to a
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diplomatic solution, but it seems to be a knife edge, this can at the moment. , ., , be a knife edge, this can at the moment. , .,, u, moment. some people say it could continue for— moment. some people say it could continue for months _ moment. some people say it could continue for months at _ moment. some people say it could continue for months at mr- moment. some people say it could continue for months at mr putin i moment. some people say it could continue for months at mr putin is | continue for months at mr putin is in a position of strength at the moment when it comes to speaking to western leaders that have the global attention on him, and some say that thatis attention on him, and some say that that is the way he likes it. a couple of minutes to turn to the olympics. we were saying that the closing ceremonies are taking place in beijing. it will be taking over for 2026, in beijing. it will be taking over for2026, but in beijing. it will be taking over for 2026, but what about the front of the independent hair moving away from cove that, moving away from belarus and russia and ukraine. this is gold for uk and the last day of the games. there we have the women's curling team becoming of the big champions, thejumping forjoy in beijing yesterday after defeating japan 10—3. all from scotland, i found out as well. is this something, james, that you are watching? did you get involved in the winter olympics at this time? i
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watched bits and bobs when i wasn't too busy. you know what, i don't understand curling completely. i can understand curling completely. i can understand the basic concept, but i enjoy watching it. it is obviously great when you see, you know, breasts winning gold medals, and we cannot have that much success in terms of the medal table at the winter olympics, but this is a nice story. fouryears winter olympics, but this is a nice story. four years ago, they missed out on the gold, and this time they have done it. silver was them in as well. it's nice, isn't it, to have something a bit more light and positive when there is a lot of doom and gloom around.— positive when there is a lot of doom and gloom around. geri? i wouldn't come and gloom around. geri? iwouldn't come itself— and gloom around. geri? i wouldn't come itself an _ and gloom around. geri? i wouldn't come itself an expert _ and gloom around. geri? i wouldn't come itself an expert in _ and gloom around. geri? i wouldn't come itself an expert in winter sport— come itself an expert in winter sport either. but i think i did to me that — sport either. but i think i did to me that one of the women's curling members _ me that one of the women's curling members worked on the covid front line, members worked on the covid front line. so— members worked on the covid front line. so i_ members worked on the covid front line, so i imagine this is quite the success— line, so i imagine this is quite the success for— line, so i imagine this is quite the success for her after that as well, so congratulations all around. yes, absolutely. — so congratulations all around. yes, absolutely, born _ so congratulations all around. yes, absolutely, born in _ so congratulations all around. yes, absolutely, born in new— so congratulations all around. 1a: absolutely, born in new zealand, but now returned to scotland. so no
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doubt, i suppose wonderful to be able to, you know, actually perform, take part after the covid pandemic and really glad to have both eu, geri with us and also james. thank you both so much. that's it for the papers. goodbye for now. thank you for watching. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. i'm jane hill. to take us through this week's cinema releases is mark kermode. hello. what are you watching? we have dog, in which channing tatum co—stars with...a dog. we have old henry, which is a western.

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