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ﬁﬁiﬁﬁ ended in hearted, against the us. it ended in hearted, but the lionesses journey catapulted women's football into the mainstream. if someone had said that at the beginning of the year, people would've probably laughed, but i think that's what we try to do, is to capture the nation, but it wasn't just about we wanted to play foot ball just about we wanted to play football the right way, we wanted to show our personalities, when we come across these interviews and show how much it is to play for england. to open the new women's super league season, the two of the fixtures are being played out these grounds. the manchester derby also takes centre stage. cities women normally play their matches here at the academy stadium, it holds 7000 people, but this weekend, they are moving next—door. to the men's premier league eddie had stadium. this is a little bit bigger, it's got a capacity of 55,000. a fitting venue then for such a historic location. the question is, will it pull in the fans? it's really important that, you know, you get a good cloud and there, otherwise it's empty, and
solis. it's not great for the players. so as long as there is a good cloud, it's a premier league round, the pitch will be fantastic. watershed moments in the women's game have come and gone come at the london olympics, team gb attracted over 70,000 fans to wembley, and last yea r‘s fa over 70,000 fans to wembley, and last year's fa cup final had a8,000 fans. but in the women's super league, the average attendance last year was less than 1000. we know a lot more about who we go after, and that is 16—13, four—year—olds, they football followers, they are fans of the club, and they are about working with the clubs to transfer those fa ns to with the clubs to transfer those fans to be supporters in the men's and women's team. although not sold out, record crowds are expected this weekend. the challenge is keeping them. joe curry, bbc news, manchester. looking forward to that after the summer's brilliant work women's world cup. that is all from sports day, that's all from us on all from sports day, that's all from us on the team, now it's time for the papers.
hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the evening standard's martin bentham and bonnie greer from the new european. lovely to have you both here. quickly through our front pages before our chat. we will start off with the times features an image of the prime minister attempting to steer a bull alongside the line that he is under pressure from cabinet ministers to abandon his brexit strategy and come up with a plan b. the guardian has gone with the same image and says borisjohnson is short of options as the so called rebel alliance vows to break him.
the "i" reports that opposition parties are holding borisjohnson hostage on his planned motion for an early general election. the paper says the prime minister is caught between breaking his promise to leave the eu on october 31st or resigning just two months into thejob. meanwhile, the financial times weekend leads with the shadow chanchellor‘s pledge to end the culture of huge bonuses in the financial services sector. prince william speaks about his fury over what he calls ‘outrageous' incidents of racism in football, fuelled by social media that's on the front of the daily express. and an investigation by the daily mirror finds that endangered species of sharks are being served up to customers at fish and chip shops. it's been an interesting one. 0k, martin and bonnie, we are going to start off with, we have to start off
with brexit, boris johnson, start off with, we have to start off with brexit, borisjohnson, the times. johnson is told to get plan b. mark, want to kick us off. he is. i thought he was on plan b, because theresa may was plan a, wasn't she really in a way, so plan bis wasn't she really in a way, so plan b is what's unnamed cabinet ministers are telling he's got to know how. unhelpfully perhaps, there is no explanation of what his plan b might be, and actually in a serious note, that's the conundrum, isn't it? of course what boris has tried to do, heads —— it's clearly not worked, is being forced by legislation to ask for this extension. his ability to come to his desire to use the threat of no—deal to strike a deal with the eu whether or not you believe that was a credible strategy or not, clearly that's been in effect, ruled out by the parliament revolts this week. and so clearly, yes, there does have
to be some new approach. but, the problem still comes back, doesn't it? as to what that is, and how do you get sufficient number of people in parliament not just you get sufficient number of people in parliament notjust the european search group on the tory side, who we re search group on the tory side, who were not prepared to back theresa may's deal, which borisjohnson eventually did, but also the labour party, which has never voted, despite backing the referendum in the first place. voting to trigger article 50, has never actually voted for the only deal that the eu citizens have been prepared to offer. so, so, so, how you, and obviously of other parties as well, have resolutely opposed to brexit. but how you've managed to arrive at this plan b, that everybody can get around and agree on is very unclear, and then you got to also hope that the eu, which is it's not going to reopen negotiations, and ultimately, the plan that it's been agreed was theresa may, then it's going to respond to that, which again, is
uncertain. the fundamental problem, andi uncertain. the fundamental problem, and i think she said in so many words. the fundamental problem is that no one trusts the prime minister to do anything that he says he's going to do. they don't believe him. he's already told us that he's in brussels negotiating. and the eu says, well he's not, he's got some sort ofjunior says, well he's not, he's got some sort of junior minister says, well he's not, he's got some sort ofjunior minister named david frost there. they don't know what he's doing. you negotiate with the government, not some sort ofjunior minister. they don't know what he's doing. we don't know what is doing. and he does not have the trust of the parliament, which is what he needs, he has to have trust in the parliament, he doesn't even have the trust of his party. so we are in a situation where we have got someone we don't believe in. and that's the problem. he was an honest guy, and step down and let someone else trying do this if it's going to be done. but he's not going to do that, he's not going to do that. saying that. but he's not an honest broker.
and we need an honest broker at this point in time. options? well i'm not sure that's entirely right, actually come in the problem is that theresa may was, coming in or, for whatever herfaults where, may was, coming in or, for whatever her faults where, was a very respected, trustworthy person. she just couldn't get people to agree, and that's the fundamental issue. so of course there are problems about borisjohnson of course there are problems about boris johnson and his of course there are problems about borisjohnson and his personality in a way that some people respond to that, perhaps understandable reasons, but that isn't the only, if somebody else comes forward and ta kes somebody else comes forward and takes over, they are still going to have a challenge, aren't they? of reconciling on the one hand, as i say, the ha rd—core reconciling on the one hand, as i say, the hard—core brexiters. it depends on what, it depends on what the other person says. if you doa campaign what the other person says. if you do a campaign which you say, i'm going to be out on halloween, or die, is that a negotiating position? no. he is hanging on a campaign slogan, basically, and people are going to take him down on a campaign slogan. if he wants to actually be a
negotiating prime minister, that's what you do. you come up with some sort of leeway in which you can do that. not say, well do or die. you make just to digress slightly into the actual story itself here, first of all this brilliant picture of boris which is appropriate with the ball wrestling with the ball, nothing could be more illustrative. of course... yes, exactly. and also on the inside of the story here, it talks very speculatively, the talk about the fact that the people who have now passed this legislation are preparing to get lawyers to, if boris tries to resist asking for this extension, getting lawyers involved to force them to abide by the law. it seems unlikely to me that he won't abide by the law, and of the thing that's raised here is that he might actually resign, because he doesn't want to... it's difficult for the courts as well, because they don't want to step into this. the element the final thing that's raised here, one
of the unnamed cabinet ministers speculated back over second referendum. tony blair in my paper today were saying that the idea of an election to decide this issue is not the right way for labour to approach it, and it should be a referendum, because because in essence, and you can understand why i'm not in favour ofa can understand why i'm not in favour of a second referendum personally, but it is a more logical way of deciding this issue than an election, where every other issue gets thrown into the mix. but it's down to the audacity of this man. if you cannot trust the guy at the home, and you don't know what he saying, you don't know what he is doing you can't even sit down and talk with them. we will find out on monday, the next step. let's turn to the independence, the other news that a lot of people are worried about to, the death of the liberated tyra nt about to, the death of the liberated tyrant mr mugabe. there were two things here, was thing about this today, my generation, those of us who grew up in the 60s, and were looking at
schoolkids as schoolkids of the liberation struggles in africa, south africa, west africa, this guy was a hero. and you grow up with that, and you hold that image, and then he changes. and what's happening on the continent now, especially with the old line leaders, they are not saying anything bad about him. they are being very respectful, even though he was an atrocious... but they hold on and also to what he was, and i'm not saying that that's right but that's the dilemma that's the kind of dilemma that's going on, because on one hand, you talk about this man who is in prison for the liberation of his country, and he couldn't even go to the funeral of his child, he was refused. and then you talk about a guy who forces people off of their land, and causes all these... so
you've got these two images, and that's the dilemma of this man. he element but i think unfortunately, the reality is, that the image is the reality is, that the image is the one that's going to stick for most people because... he has wrecked his country and fortunately, the problems are still going on there, and not just the problems are still going on there, and notjust economically, right? but also inflicted the most appalling violence on his opponents. he was a monster. i'm not saying he wasn't. wright, of course, he started with great promise, didn't he? and a great thing to liberate... his rival, who he turned against, or his... their racist regime in power, all of that was a positive achievement, unfortunately he ruined it, quite a few other leaders who took over in the same period. but the dilemma, and the reason that what's coming out of the continent 110w what's coming out of the continent now is quiet, is because there are people still alive who remember what
he was, and we know, we don't know how he's going to go down in history. we actually don't know. we know what he did. we don't know how it's going to go down in history. 0k, it's going to go down in history. ok, let's turn to the ft. here we go. a pledge to end cities offensive culture and huge bonuses. that's coming from mr mcdonald. you may guess, well this is quite a striking interview. john mcdonald here pledges to end the offensive culture of huge bonuses and he says if it continues, the city hasn't learned its lesson about the very big bonuses, which are eye watering that people get in the city, then he will ta ke people get in the city, then he will take action. people are offended by them. well i can understand that. to be frank, and a job where we don't really get bonuses at all, i can quite understand when you see people getting vast enormous sums that it seems unreal to an awful lot of people. but on the other hand, and where
he's wrong is, when they are not merited, and in particular, when they are being given, notjust in they are being given, notjust in the city, but elsewhere for people who have been achieved well, and also if they are driving the wrong type of behaviour, which has been a problem in the city. the difficulty comes with actually how you deal with that. whether it's actually counterproductive. the conundrum of john counterproductive. the conundrum ofjohn mcdonald i always find amusing. the finance channels and the finance papers actually like them. they like john mcdonald. they don't necessarily like what he stands for, but they like what he stands for, but they like him. you can see him on these channels he comes on, he doesn't water anything down, he says i'm coming for you, and they like him. he'sa charming coming for you, and they like him. he's a charming guy as far as that's concerned. so he's interesting, because they do take his interviews, they do listen to what he says, and... the other point is that something —— just because something is offensive, and you don't like it, doesn't necessarily mean that that's something you have to find a way to
change, and especially if it's going to not work, that's the challenge of this type of thing. exactly, and john mcdonald actually lays down whether one likes it or not, he lays down an alternative that has a logic to it. ok, let's turn finally to the express very quickly, prince william is declaring war on racists. he's pretty angry. yeah, he has talked about their outrageous incidents of racism, which unfortunately they have been, and there have been numerous people who have suffered this... in recent, in recent weeks. and you know, it seemed to be something a while ago that had disappeared. it was something that was known as happening in 19705 and so on in particular, and now it's shifted, not entirely away from terrorists, in fact there has been 1—2 instances the of that as well, but also onto online stuff. it's probably more damaging actually, because he can hit people straight in their own
home. i hope william does this, he has a nephew who is of african descent, i think he looks like the kind of guy by what you read about him that this is all very personal to him. and i think he means business. and i hope you really, really does that, because he is probably the only person who can stand up as a lone figure. we are still talking about it. we'll make the crudeness of it as well. 0k, that was a very quick one, but fascinating. back again at 1130. looking forward to that bonnie and martin, thank you, and looking forward to seeing you as well at 1130 for the papers. don't forget, if you want to have a look through all of those front pages go online, have a look at the bbc news website. it's there for you seven days a week, the address... at bbc.co.uk/papers thank you again, see you again at the top of the our file. don't go away. ——
the top of the our file. don't go —— to the top of the our file. don't go away. —— top of the hour. hello there, good evening. it's pinnacle and brusquely day for us today, but it looks like the weather is settling down much more in time for the weekend. a lot of the rain that we are seeing today, mo5t the weekend. a lot of the rain that we are seeing today, most of it on that weather front and the cloud, pushing down into the near continent, even the showers coming in behind that are turning fewer. still, some continuing go through this evening in particular, many of those fading away overnight in most places becoming dry. the wind direction is changing to a more northwesterly, it will be cooler overnight. those are the temperatures in towns and cities. we are drawing down cooler air in that northerly airflow there, you can see down acro55 northerly airflow there, you can see down across the uk. ahead of this area of high pressure, that's building up more from the southwest, hence the weather settling down, it will keep those weather fronts at bay until well on into the weekend. so after some showers earlier on today the ashes, looks like it should be a dry day actually for tomorrow, and are particularly warm,
got that northerly breeze, not especially strong breeze, but it will make a few on the chilly side. after 1—2 early showers for the northern half of the uk, it becomes dry and sunny. we will keep few showers going in the south, but not very many come a lot of places will be dry, still sunny spells. that northerly breeze, for most of us, it's going to be quite late, but there will be a strong priest on the eastern side of both england and scotland. it will feel quite chilly towards the coast. the best of the temperatures will be further west, especially for south wales and the southwest of england. now, with the winds easing overnight saturday night and skies clearing, it's going to be cold enough, maybe for a touch of frost in north eastern parts of scotland, even in northeast england as well. that's where we had to for the great north run on sunday. for people waiting to run, it will be cold out there. but a decent running sort of weather really, the winds will be late, there will be lots of sunshine, slowly warming up a little bit through the day. by bubbling up here and there, but not really expecting any showers to speak up. northern ireland, western scotland though could be quite cloudy through the most of the day on sunday, head
of that, those temperatures again 16-18d, of that, those temperatures again 16—18d, typically. got that band of rain waiting in the wings, that really arrives sunday night, and through monday. it sweeps down across the uk, some heavier bursts of rain, particularly towards wales and the southwest of england, and as we head into monday, these are the sort of temperatures that we are looking at. so, are really quite chilly day for the southern half of the uk, it looks better that on tuesday.
this is bbc news. the headlines at 11:00pm: 0pposition parties at westminster move to block borisjohnson's plan for a mid—october general election. as many of that opinion will say content, the country not content, the contents have it. the legislation to block no deal brexit has been approved in the house of lords. from independence icon to modern day tyrant, zimbabwe's robert mugabe, who led the country for 37 years, has died. the uk ship at the forefront