tv The Papers BBC News January 13, 2019 10:30pm-11:00pm GMT
hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment — first the headlines. theresa may has warned mps preparing to vote on her eu withdrawal deal that a failure to deliver brexit would be "a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy." a man is questioned by the police after an 11—year—old boy is killed in a hit and run accident in beswick in greater manchester. three people have been killed and a fourth is missing after an avalanche near the austrian ski resort of lech. there have been more than 20 weather related deaths across parts of the alps this month. two men have died in separate falls while walking in the mourne mountains in county down. the first victim fell on wee binnian mountain, while the second man fell on slieve commedagh. there's pressure on donald trump as the partial shutdown of the us government becomes the longest in history with no end in sight to the political stand off.
hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are business journalistjohn crowley, and rachel cunliffe, comment and features editor at cityam. big few days coming up. let us look at the front—pages. let us look at the front—pages. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in, and on the eve of a crucial week in westminster it is perhaps unsurprising that brexit dominates the headlines. theresa may will tomorrow urge mps to back her deal before they vote on it on tuesday, in what the metro calls her "last bid to take back control". "24 hours to save brexit"
leads the daily express — saying the prime minister is racing against the clock to get the support of her colleagues. the daily telegraph reports that a coalition of pro—eu mps will unite in a call for another brexit referendum — by publishing draft legislation tomorrow that would give voters a choice between mrs may's deal or staying in the eu. but according to the guardian, the eu is preparing to offer the prime minister a delay to brexit until at leastjuly. and aside from brexit, the times has a photograph of waves breaking in front of whitby abbey in north yorkshire, warning that a cold snap is on its way. so those are the front—pages, and
like we said, leading on brexit. so let us start there, shall we? we will start with the met row and may's last bid to take back control. do you want to start off with that john? do you want to start off with that john? yes, the most important week for theresa may and the country since last week but we have guilt got a big event are week, we have the meaningful vote on tuesday, the metro is thinking she is not going to win, which is not the biggest reveal in the world but it has got to such a bad stage now any defeat under 100 votes the government is spinning as some kind of success where she can go back to brussels and say give us another bone and she can go back and vote again. under 100 there, there are estimated she will lose by over 200, as many as 228 which would be the biggest defeat of a government in history. i think what is interesting, we had the reports she was going to lose it in december, when she initially
tabled the vote and she pulled it at the last minute and was going to go back to the eu and get some concessions to have a different outcome, this time, and in fact, nothing has changed. maybe a couple of tory mps have said i was going to vote against it but now i think it is the best of some bad options but very very few, and she went back to the eu that week, having pulled the vote and said, can i have some concessions and the eu said no, absolutely not. so, how is this different to when it was originally planned in december? it is not, except we've run out of time. let us turn to the independent, a fresh referendum, a new referendum apparently. what on though? what is it going to say? it has been dubbed a final say, so this is dominic grieve who has been cast as a rebel mp, former attorney general, who was supposed to be behind the match
nations last week with the speaker john bercow which would force the government to come up with a plan b if the vote doesn't work. their plan is to come up to establish the legal framework for a public vote, and propose another referendum and the independent is reporting this could happen adds soon as wednesday. do the public have the appetite for another referendum ? the public have the appetite for another referendum? well they have the appetite for a film on the referendum, we saw last week with the brexit film with dominic cummings which showed the public sentiment and the emotion and the anger the last time round, why it would be any more cordial this time round, i don't know. but, would be any more cordial this time round, idon't know. but, i would be any more cordial this time round, i don't know. but, ithink the point is that the concession that the rebels got from theresa may, last week, was that if she loses the vote, which she is going to lose the vote, then she has to come up with a new plan within three day, and what this plan would enable them to do is when she fails to come up them to do is when she fails to come up witha them to do is when she fails to come up with a plan, because she has a
history of kicking the can down the road and not acting and running out of time, this would enable parliament to say you don't have a plan, we have a plan, we are going to extend or postpone the end of article 50, and we are going to have these final say referendums and they accuse “— these final say referendums and they accuse —— according to this with the help ofjohn bercow would be able do that. another plan, or rather a coup as the daily mail say, they have a blueprint for power. as the daily mail say, they have a blueprint for powerli as the daily mail say, they have a blueprint for power. i am not sure isa coup blueprint for power. i am not sure is a coup if it is parliamentary mps we have elected. this is from the sunday times where mps will take control of the legislate triagenda in business, over and above the government, so there has been a customs and rules and conventions in place the government controls the parliamentary agenda and particularly with what brexiteers would describe as a speaker who is not neutral, who is open to kind of
the remainers, that there is a p pa re ntly the remainers, that there is apparently a liaising committee dominated by remainers, would be join up new legislation, there is one cabinet minister says it was a bullet—proof plan to sink brexit which relies on the fact the government has no majority and the speaker will bend the rules snoosmt having a majority is the important thing, the only way it has been able to get to this point is because the government is so weak and has no plan, about what to do, to move forward. we know there isn't a majority for may's deal or another referendum, we are in stalemate and gridlock, when that happens people start to look to the technicalities of parliamentary procedure to try and work out a solution that way, and work out a solution that way, and the only reason this is even background being contemplated is because the government is out of options. 0k, turning to the telegraph, jiggery—pokery, might
give a clue as to ho is saying that. a play on words. boris johnson has a plan. he is describing the plotters of blofeld style, you know, 007 plot to bring what the remainers are doing. did you say 007. his nemesis, they are pulling the wool over our eyes. brexiteers are james bond in this aanalogy? in boris's world he is always the goody. he night need to work on his pecs and attire, it is boris being boris, and he's using colourful language to, and you know, look, he is being quite, in the parliamentary sphere he has been quiet over the last few month, he
has come up with some interventions and he has his column in the telegraph, so he is issues a rallying cry ahead of the vote on tuesday. we have read the column, it is the same, if you have read any of borisjohnson's is the same, if you have read any of boris johnson's columns it is the same, if you have read any of borisjohnson's columns it is the same as he would write every week, he would like a no—deal brexit, he will saying it won't be as catastrophicings he says theresa may has stopped using the threat of a no—deal brexit and is using the threat of no brexit at all to convince mps, he says it wouldn't be that bad. vast proportion of the business and political community and the legal community would disagree with him. he has a plan, he has four bullet point plan for how a no—deal brexit would work. on the front of the guardian, it the eu, is offering some technical deal, i think. well this is, it may be horror of ors to
everyone, whatever your remainer or brexiteer because there is a possibility we may extend article 50,i possibility we may extend article 50, i don't know if it is round article 50 but they may delay brexit untiljuly which means we will have to keep on talking about this into the summer, it is a proper story, the summer, it is a proper story, the brussels correspondent spoke to an eu official who said should the prime minister survive and inform us she needs more time, a technical extension up to july she needs more time, a technical extension up tojuly will be offered. rather thanks, because we will have a longer paper, i would like you, because i want to finish off on murray great news but quickly could you pick up on the wood burner story on the front of the telegraph. this is michael gove saying wood burping stoves and other forms of high carbon emission energy sources could be banned. people think, it is wood it is not a fossil fuel and it
is renewable and better for the environment. it can produce more smoke and be worse for the environment, and we are not planting trees at the rate we need to replace them and so if you have a wood burning stove, you are part of the problem and the government is coming after it. how many are there? not enough. you have both seen andy murray. you have seen him in action. .iamso murray. you have seen him in action. .iam so sad he is murray. you have seen him in action. . i am so sad he is retiring and i think, he has had such an incredible career think, he has had such an incredible career but to be forced to retire because of an injury before he was ready, i think, because of an injury before he was ready, ithink, the because of an injury before he was ready, i think, the whole because of an injury before he was ready, ithink, the whole nation because of an injury before he was ready, i think, the whole nation is kind of onside with that. and the telegraph story, wimbledon saying they are going to northern him with a statue, i don't think anyone would complain about. the journey that has gone from being this scruffy dour teenager, to kind of a national treasure almost. and he has won us over. we have both seen him. i was lucky enough. he is phenomenal to watch. we have been lucky rough
enough to see him. i saw him win 0lympic enough to see him. i saw him win olympic gold. i got a ticket, for the final, which where he beat roger federer in 2012. so he could be joining fred perry. sue barker calls him the greatest british player there has ever been. perfect place to end. you are back at 11.30 so more time on those lovely brexit stories. more brexit! thank you so much, thank you that's it for the paperss this hour. john crowley and rachel cunliffe will be back at 11.30 for another look at the papers. next on bbc news, it's the film review. hello there, and welcome to the film review here on bbc news.
and taking us through this week's cinema releases, we have — who else but mark kermode? what have you got for us this week, mark? very good week. we're in awards season now, obviously. so we have colette, an outstanding performance by keira knightley. we have stan and ollie, a film about laurel and hardy's 1950s tour of the uk. you've got to think about the opportunity... and the front runner, a political drama starring hugh jackman. all right, let's start off, then, with colette and keira knightley. you thought she was pretty good in it. i thought she was really, really good. it's a story of the author and performer. we meet her at the very, very beginning. she describes herself as a young country girl, and she falls in love with this very charismatic guy, who's a publishing entrepreneur, he calls himself willy, played by dominic west. that's a pen name under which he publishes books that are written by other people.
he takes her to paris, introduces her to a new and exciting life, and he's doing extraordinarily well. except his expenses are enormous, as indeed are his infidelities. and he's running short of money, and he's got this stable of people writing for him. he's the public face, he describes the name willy as a brand name. but he needs new writers, new inspiration, and he suddenly realises that the solution to his problems may be right in front of him. here's a clip. they never get a job on their own! i lend them my name, my reputation, i take all the risk and there's still no money! we need more output! you could get another writer. and to pay them with what? i'm not even making 1,000 this month, i've got 300 from the echo, 425 from the ladies' vamp novel, and just 250 from the music reviews. it doesn't even cover the outgoings. how can we spend much money? mortgage, matilde, restaurants! you always pick up the bill, willy, no matter how many people join us. it is expected of me. and the races? the casino? what do you want me to do, live like a monk or a peasant? no, i'm just saying we could economise.
you — you could write! what? those claudine stories you told me, last year. my school stories? they never get a job on their own! yes, that could be willy's next novel. try it, anyway, try now, start immediately, aim for four hours at a time. the wolves are at the door! he howls. so, she starts to write under instruction from her husband to do so and the next thing is, she's written this claudene at school novel and it becomes a huge hit and the publishers are thrilled and it turns out it's a huge hit with young women readers. so she's told to write another one. but the thing is, nobody knows she's writing them, everyone thinks her husband is writing it. so it then becomes a story of somebody attempting to find their own voice, attempting to find their own place in the world. i really like this. it's directed by wash westmoreland, who was the co—director of still alice, which was a film that starred julianne moore about a woman effected by early—onset alzheimer's, which was very much about somebody finding their own identity and then losing it. this is about somebody having their identity taken
from them and trying to reclaim it. what i liked about it, it's playful, it has a certain amount of grit, but it's also glamorously told. it's very, very handsomely filmed. and a raft of really good performances. and at the centre of it, keira knightley and dominic west as this couple, one of whom has the real talent, the other of whom is vain and full of himself and absolutely certain he understands how the world works. do you know what it reminds me of, is the wife, with glenn close. it's the same story. it's very, very similar. and there's another film which came out not so long ago about mary shelley as well which had a similar theme. but the wife is a particularly interesting comparison, because glenn close is so good in that. and that's the story of a relationship in which there is the talent and there is the public face. this is about how much somebody can grasp their own future. and it's also about all those things that are important nowadays about celebrity, the idea of celebrity culture creating this kind of claudine mystique in which suddenly everyone is wearing these clothes,
and there are all these accoutrements that are branded, and about how much you can own your public image. i thought it was a really good, and not least because of the performances. all right. stan and ollie, laurel and hardy embarking on a tour of britain, trying to reignite their careers. so are you a laurel and hardy fan? not 100%. 0k, well, i think you can be a fan of stan and ollie without being a laurel and hardy fan. steve coogan and john c reilly. at the very beginning, we meet them originally at the height of their hollywood powers, when they are just making way out west. and they want more money from hal roach. cut to 16 years later, they are financially strapped, they end up in the uk doing a tour, which is nominally to launch a projected movie of a robin hood spoof. but actually, the tour is really about them trying to find audiences who are still interested in them. and also about them trying to re—find each other, because there's been a betrayal. one of them has made a film without the other one, and this is still sort of digging away. there's a moment in the film in which it's described as two
double acts for the price of one, because when they get to london, they are joined by their wives, played by nina arianda and shirley henderson, as ida and lucille, who are every bit as kind of chalk and cheese as stan and ollie. and between them, they form this kind of — it's not a love triangle, it's more like a square. and it works really well, the performances are terrific. i mean, really great, they get the physicalityjust right, the voices are absolutely perfect. but what i really like about this is it's tender and melancholy. and it has a sort of bittersweet heart. so there are lots of laughs, and there are lots of moments in which things that you recognise from the movies bleed into real—life. there's a scene in which they are pulling a trunk up a set of stairs at a railway station and they drop the trunk, which obviously is a call—back to music box. and there's a moment when they're checking into a hotel and stan starts falling over the suitcases. so the intertwining of real life and fiction works really well. but the performances are just great. you really do believe that you are watching stan and ollie. 0k. and even if you don't like laurel and hardy... sounds good. i like steve coogan, so that's enough. 0k, front runner,
the scandal of gary hart. do you remember this? i do, i'm old enough to remember. well, i'm old enough, but it didn't seem to me to make such a big impact. it's set at the end of the ‘80s. gary hart looked at one point like he was going to be the next president. a very strong candidate. and he's played here by hughjackman, and we meet him, he's charismatic, on the way up, and then a scandal starts to break. somebody rings a newspaper, the miami herald and says he's having an affair. the miami herald aren't entirely sure whether they should follow this up but then he makes a casual comment to a journalist, who asks about his private life. he said something along the lines of, "well, if you followed me around, you would find it was very boring". so they do, and the next thing is, they discover that actually, maybe there is something going on and they confront him about it. here's a clip. i can assure you, senator, this is relevant. yeah, it's just that we saw you leave and come back with this woman and we didn't see her. tom, you can't be serious. no—one is staying in my home. there's no need for that, all right? i am serious, sir. how long have you known this woman?
what kind of question... what kind of question are these? is she a friend? i don't know why i would tell you that, tom. can you produce her to corroborate what you're saying? i don't have to produce anything. this has gone on long enough. senator, we know you've made calls to this woman from kansas and new hampshire. i make calls every day, i don't know how i would remember. senator, i was at your announcement speech, you said... you said we must hold ourselves accountable... i know what i said. ..to the highest possible standards of integrity and ethics. then why are we standing here? why are we standing in an alley on a saturday night? i mean, don't you think you owe it to us to be forthcoming? 0we you?! you're denying what we've seen with our own eyes?! the only thing i deny is that somehow you have the right to ask me these things... so, it's basically it's about that tipping point, at least the film posits this is a tipping point when the press suddenly becomes more interested in private life instead of policies. and the film seems to suggest that actually this is the moment in which the intrusion of privacy really starts and from then on there are moments in which he says, "we are going to be followed around everywhere
and everything is going to be investigated", unlike in the case of previous presidents who, you know, had known indiscretions but nobody seems to care. likejfk. absolutely, who is very specifically invoked in the film. it is an interesting idea. i am interested in the idea of private and public life. firstly, the story itself doesn't ever land a sucker punch. it sort of meanders from one sort of fairly low—key confrontation to another. and the other thing is, we live in a world now in which, apparently, the pendulum has swung back the other way, in which it is possible to attain very high office, despite scandal swirling all over the place, and peoplejust going, "oh, well, we actually don't care anymore". so it's an odd time for this story to be told. i can't think who you're talking about. 0bviously, discretion is the better part of valour. but the fact of the matter is, it's almost as if the movie is saying this is the point where everything changed, and i'm not entirely sure that that's true. interesting, we've got vice coming up as well. yes, another american...
and it's a good film. absolutely. a betterfilm, i think. best out? the favourite. have you seen it yet? i have, i loved it. i think that's really surprised me, i loved the favourite the performances are really great, i am really surprised by how well it's done. because i remember when i first saw it, i've seen it a couple of times, now, i thought it's great, but it is edgy! i mean, you know, it's very in your face, there's an awful... but i think it works really well. it's set in the court of queen anne, and it's about a rivalry for her affections. it's really funny, but it's very acerbic. i wondered what it was kind of about in the end. i mean, i enjoyed it a lot, i loved it, but i kind of wondered what was the point of it. it's a personal... it's a story about international politics being defined by stuff that happens as bedroom farce. 0k. and it's great, and the performances are really, really good. they are, they are. it's very, very watchable indeed. best dvd? yeah, so cold war, this is the pawel pawlikowski movie. i reviewed this when it came out in cinemas and i absolutely loved it.
it is in many critics best of the year list. it's a story about a love affair that sort of sweeps across i think 15 — 17 years. goes across political and personal boundaries, and it's inspired by the director's parents, although not based on their lives, it has to be said. but it reminded me, and i say this with — you know, i know how significant this is. it reminded me of things like casablanca. that it's got that really sweeping, epic quality to it, despite the fact it's actually a fairly short film, it's 90—something minutes long. and it's really powerful, fabulous performances, looks absolutely beautiful, and again, a story that manages to intertwine the personal and the political. ‘cause obviously it's all about the iron curtain, and separation of state and separation of people across geographical and political boundaries. i loved it, ijust loved it, i thought it was terrific. have you seen it? i haven't. you must, you will absolutely love it. send me the dvd. i will. that is it for this week, though. thanks so much for watching, goodbye for now.
hi there. for many of us it has been another mild day today, but the weather is set to turn colder towards the end of the week ahead. we do have a whiff of winter in the air tonight, because we have got a cold front moving in across northern scotland, and behind that, yes, the air is properly turning colder, we will see a few sleet or perhaps snow showers pushing into shetland for a time overnight. it's a glancing blow of cold air and the cold really limited to scotland, where a frost will set in in the countryside. away from that, there is too much in the way of cloud or breeze for it to be particularly cold overnight. temperatures more widely round six to eight degrees. after a sunny and frosty start to the day in scotland, the weather will cloud over, and through the afternoon we will see rain arriving in the north—west of the country. there will be dry and bright weather elsewhere, but the mildest weather will be in southern and western parts of the uk, a glancing blow of cold affecting the north east, where it will feel much cooler than the weather we have had over the weekend. the cold weather doesn't last long, we are back into the mild stuff as we head into tuesday.
slow moving weather fronts will bring heavy rain to western scotland, and in the highlands, that rain could amount to round 50—100 millimetres of rain before it eases south wards. tuesday, temperatures for most of the uk reaching double figures, ten or 11. temperatures rising as well in the northern isles, with shetland, lerwick seeing a high of 7 degrees. through tuesday into wednesday, the weather front pushes southwards, the rain moves from scotland finally into northern ireland, and across into parts of england and wales as well. this area of rain is a cold front pushing southwards, some uncertainty the exact position through wednesday afternoon, but to the south of our front we still have the mild air hanging round, so ten degrees in london on wednesday. further north temperatures taking a tumble. cold enough for snow to move into the scottish mountains through wednesday afternoon, as the colder air arrives. as the cold air clears southwards we are into straight northerly winds coming down from the arctic. as well as the colder air,
for most of us there will be a lot of dry and sunny weather. after a cold and frosty start temperatures struggle somewhat. there will be some wintry showers in the north of mainland scotland and the northern isles, temperatures struggling, highs between three and seven degrees. this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 11:00pm: 48 hours to the big brexit vote, the prime minister urges mps to do what she says is right for the country, but there's little sign she has the support she needs. an avalanche kills three people in the austrian alps, as the region struggles with perilous conditions. the 11—year—old killed in a hit and run in manchester. police are questioning a suspect. nicola sturgeon refers herself for investigation after claims she broke the scottish government's ministerial code. and at 11:30pm we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers