tv The Papers BBC News January 12, 2020 9:30am-10:01am GMT
with martine croxall. the headlines... urgent talks between the queen and prince harry and meghan will be held tomorrow over the royal couple's future. iranians protests after the military finally admits to shooting down a passengerjet, as the arrested british ambassador denies being a part of any demonstrations in tehran. after weeks of criticism, australia's prime minister scott morrison proposes an inquiry to look into the bushfire emergency. recognising and remembering the contribution of lgbt personnel to the armed forces. before the papers, the sport, and for a full round—up from the bbc sport centre, here'sjohn watson. good morning. liverpool's unbeaten run continues, a record 20th premier league win in their opening 21 matches, the best start to a premier league season. a 1—0 win over tottenham giving them a 16 point lead at the top.
ben croucher wraps up the key moments from yesterday's action... liverpool are a tight—knit bunch, squeezing the life out of anything that gets in their way. if they're growing closer, the distance to everyone else has stretched gap to crevice to chasm. the holes in tottenham's defence weren't that wide but roberto firmino found one just enough to thread the ball between defender, keeper and post in a 1—0 win in north london. so should we just hand jurgen klopp the trophy now? what i know about football is if someone gives you the trophy, it is done, but until then you have to fight as much as you can and that's what we do and the start, as we always said, is the basis. the start is obviously nearly perfect so far, but it's only the start and we have to continue and we will continue because our contenders are so strong. but blow by blow, they are getting weaker. take second place leicester, they put nine past southampton the last time they met and now it was southampton‘s number nine turning the tables. commentator: danny ings doesn't miss these days and as soon as he was sent through, you fancied him to score. the foxes might have to look over their shoulder with liverpool out of sight.
they will find chelsea lurking, clear as a bright yellow football. burnley‘s nick pope had trouble spotting it, though. he saw chelsea's third in their 3—0 win but couldn't do anything about it. commentator: callum hudson-odoi has his first ever premier league goal. marcus rashford's a seasoned scorer these days, as seasoned as a 22—year—old can be. he celebrated his 200th manchester united game with two goals as they thrashed norwich 4—0. still miles behind liverpool, but at least the gap hasn't got any bigger... ..for now. ben croucher, bbc news. frank lampard wasn't even born when roy hodgson started his managerial career — nor was mikel arteta. hodgson‘s crystal palace holding arsenal to a h draw in the early kick off. that experience counting for something... captain pierre emerick aubamayang gave arsenal an early lead beforejordan ayew‘s deflection pulled palace level. aubameyang though was sent off
though following a lunging tackle, upgraded from a yellow to a red following a var check. manchester city are level on points with arsenal at the top of the women's super league after pauline bremer scored twice as they beat everton 3—1. bremer now with nine goals this season. arsenal can go clear again if they come away unbeaten from brighton later. serena williams has won her first title for three years. she beat jessica pegula in straight sets in the final of the auckland international — a good sign as she builds up for another shot at a record—equalling 24th grand slam title. the australian open starts a week tomorrow. she donated her winner's cheque of $43,000 to the relief effort of the australian bush fires. spain have taken a 1—0 lead over serbia in the final of the atp cup in sydney. roberto bautista agut beat dusan lajovic in straight sets — the world's top two players, rafael nadal and novak djokovic are due on court next. the england cricket squad has been hit by illness yet again. this time it's captain joe root, who had to miss training in port elizabeth this morning, due to a stomach bug.
with the test series against south africa level at 1—1, the 3rd and deciding test starts on thursday. england's tour has been badly affected by illness and injury from the start, with 17 players and support staff laid low by flu—like symptoms, and rory burns and james anderson forced to return home through injury. there was no fifth bdo world darts title for england's lisa ashton, after mikuru suzuki retained her crown. suzuki was ruthless in the final, reeling off three legs in a row to take the first set and going on to win 3—0. that's all the sport for now. next up on bbc news, it is time for the papers. hello, and welcome to our sunday morning paper review. with me are james rampton,
features writer at the independent, and rosamund urwin, senior reporter at the sunday times. so good to see both of you. worth coming in so good to see both of you. worth coming in at so good to see both of you. worth coming in at this so good to see both of you. worth coming in at this time so good to see both of you. worth coming in at this time of so good to see both of you. worth coming in at this time of the morning just to see both of you! let's take a look at the front pages... there's really only one story in town today... monday's "showdown at sandringham" as it is dubbed by the sunday express. the queen and duke of sussex will meet face—to—face for a series of meetings and consultations to discuss his and meghan‘s future roles. the mail on sunday says the summit is "unprecedented" and that harry and meghan will be confronted with what it calls the "dire financial impact of abandoning the royal family". the sunday times concentrates on the relationship between brothers harry, and the duke of cambridge, prince william. the paper reports on "william's sadness" over the sussexes‘ decision. the sunday mirror meanwhile claims the couple told eltonjohn about their decision to step back before they told the queen. and away from the royals, the other story this weekend dominating the front page of tomorrow's 0bserver — reports that the regime in iran is ‘shaken‘ by the ‘wave of anger‘ in the country, after tehran
admitted shooting down the ukrainian passenger jet. finally, the independent reports on the labour leadership contest, running an interview with candidate jess phillips who says the party needs an ‘ordinary‘ leader to win. let's begin with the story on the royals. is this the gift that keeps on giving or has it run out of thread? talking about firstly the millions of prince harry. yes, looking at the financial side. the sandringham summit happens tomorrow. the mail on sunday says that prince harry will be handed forms from hmrc and the canadian tax authorities, which would be about the fact that they would fall into this a double tax trap, where they could potentially have to pay tax in both countries. meghan is obviously a us citizen so will be taxed on her global earnings anyway in america, but they will tell them at this stage the finance will be very
difficult. in the financial times they are trying to determine whether this will be a hard or a soft megxit. god help us! a hard one would be the couple moving to north america and splitting their time between toronto and los angeles, or will they spend much of their time over here, which would be draining on them, spotting her time between two places. not very good for the environment either! yes, i thought that too, horrific. i do not think they are generally that good for the environment anyway, the royal family. there is also a concern flagged about prince harry's mental health. so, ithink flagged about prince harry's mental health. so, i think this meeting will be quite careful. meghan will not be present, she will be on the phone. but i think people will be tiptoeing around things at this meeting, not wanting to upset them further. if the reasons for them going out the fact that they feel they have been dealt with rather
roughly by the media, particularly in this country, if they do feel fragile, then that must be taken on board. but we talk about optics a lot these days, don't we, james? it is not just lot these days, don't we, james? it is notjust what lot these days, don't we, james? it is not just what the lot these days, don't we, james? it is notjust what the royal family think, it will be the public mood as well, won't it? yes, the optics are crucial, the world is basically run by pr these days. so how this story is spun is crucial, and it will certainly be people in harry and meghan's camp briefing journalists to try to put their side of the story. you said this is the gift that keeps on giving, there might be nothing to say. but in case you haven't got enough on the news pages, there is a 16 page special inside the mail and that is great like reading for us there, and all the evidence is that you just put a royal story on the front and it boosts circulation. so, yes, it is a potential personal tragedy for meghan and harry, but it is great for the newspapers, and when they
hear a story like this, they weep on board, and all sorts of mysterious courtiers come out of the woodwork, start talking what could be baloney but it sells papers. there isn't a lot of discussion particularly on social media about can they retain their titles, positions, social media about can they retain theirtitles, positions, privilege credit—mac —— there is a.. —— there is a lot of talk. and without doing something for it, performing some kind of duty. what is to stop them becoming the north american outpost of the windsor family and doing their work but on another continent? at our last proper application, he was given a title. the duke of windsor. yes, i can't remember what the job was, someone can't remember what the job was, someone wrote about that error. can't remember what the job was, someone wrote about that erronm was the bahamas, wasn't it? very nice work. sorry to interrupt. thank you, i could remember. there is the possibility of being given some sort
of role, but my feeling is the titles, the optics of that, as you said, that does not look good to people. you cannot hold onto that. if they do pursue commercial activities, which presumably they will have to do, because they have said they want to move towards financial independence, how would they not be capitalising on their titles? that would give the bad sign. we know that they have trademarked sussex royal. sign. we know that they have trademarked sussex royallj sign. we know that they have trademarked sussex royal. i think they are walking a very thin and dicey line here. they are, after all, the british all family. so, to have an american outpost slightly does not commute —— compute. have an american outpost slightly does not commute -- compute. canada would be ok. yes, part of the commonwealth and harry does play a vital role there. but two thirds of canadians... two thirds of canadians apparently want them there and allegedly they spoke to justin trudeau, the canadian prime minister, before the queen! the
canadians might pay for their security! no, they will not, that is on one of the other papers. it will have said that if they do that, they will lose all of their popularity. why should canada pay for their security? i do not think that will go down well. even if this is an emotional choice and a lot of people have said never make a big decision like this when you have been on holiday because everyone wants to ta ke holiday because everyone wants to take more time off after that, but surely they have thought through the financial implications of this? you would think so and hope so, but there seems to be some emotionality about a lot of their decision—making fiow. about a lot of their decision—making now. some of the briefing has said that meghan is found the atmosphere in britain as toxic. she has spoken to brian gordon in the telegraph that she wanted to get out. the feeling was that she found the pressure from the british tabloids unbearable, even though she was warned about that. the reality of it was far worse than she had imagined. this was impacted on prince harry, who this headline says it is fragile. you must feel for him, he
did not choose to be the prince will stop he is perhaps best known for a young boy walking behind the coffin of his mother in front people worldwide. what on earth does that do for your mental health? it has clearly had a massive impact on him, and continues to do so, because in his interview with tom bradbury, he said what is happening to meghan is very similarto said what is happening to meghan is very similar to what happened to his mother. as a human being i have huge sympathy for him but i feel they might have rushed this decision coming back from holiday. the sunday mirror says that they told elton john before they spoke to the queen! well, he is almost like a royal, isn't he? apparently he has been a motherly figure towards them. elton john is much more popular than anyone in the royal family. he was made a ch recently. and he seems to be the go—to person of all
celebrities, and i include the royal family. george michael used to go to him for counselling. everybody in the public eye uses him as a shoulder to cry on. not surprising, and he has been very supportive. we spoke of the environmental impact of their flights. when there was some beef about them flying to the south of france to be with elton, he paid to offset the carbon. he son at the funeral of princess diana, so he is very close to the royal family, but it does look odd that they allegedly spoke to him before the queen. one of the elements here, interesting ones, you often get bland statements, like i wish the family all the best or something, but elton john's spokesperson said that elton supports the fact that harry and meghan are admirably taking control of their lives. and i thought that was a bit more... loaded, isn't it? yes, there is the feeling that their life has been spilling out of control, it was being controlled by
everybody, the palace, the media, overly scrutinised, and they are trying to say enough is enough. yes, very telling. you look at what they have been through. there was a story about meghan of wearing the wrong colour of tights that ran for three days. i know she is not an ordinary person, but anyone else in the world, that would drive you insane, and it is not surprising to me that they have had enough. and another story, quite bizarre, from her wedding, claiming that she had risked the health of princess charlotte by making her wear flowers in her hair. that is bizarre. there has been the comparison, has, about the headlines about kate and headlines of flowers and avocados and the ones with meghan and it is not a good one. let us move on to the observer, dominic raab warns about the dire status for iran after
the british ambassador was recognised —— was arrested. and they did not recognise who he was. he had just had a haircut. yes, an indication ofjust how much iran is spinning out of control. the fact that they could have arrested a leading ambassador from one of the major countries in the world without realising it, it does speak of a country that is absolutely on the verge of anarchy. this is unheard of, to have so many protests against the ruling party in that country. people actually saying that the i told us to stand down. they were tearing up photos of general soleimani, the man killed in that us raw strike. this kind of protest is more or less unprecedented since 1979, since the shah was overthrown. bizarrely, i hate to say this, i think it really helps president trump, the fact that his action has sparked this anarchy on the streets
in iran and it will play well in the us and the rest of the world... not just his action, the plane being shot. yes, i mean the consequences of his action, because if they were not on here figure because of the us action they probably would not have shot that plane down. you also have president rouhani saying this mistake was unforgivable and for an authoritarian regime... that is extraordinary! 0ne authoritarian regime... that is extraordinary! one thing that strikes me, these protesters are extraordinarily brave people. the ambassador was at what was meant to bea ambassador was at what was meant to be a vigilfor the ambassador was at what was meant to be a vigil for the victims of the plane crash and it turned into a protest. it has been reported elsewhere, i do not know if it is in the observer, that these people were saying death to the supreme leader. that is an offence punishable by execution in iran. these people are extraordinarily brave for protesting any country were protesting as we
have seen not unreasonably, that it can end horrifically. we remind ourselves with that, the safety in which we generally have in this country, we have no real comprehension of what it must be like not be able to speak freely. let us move on to the page eight and the labour party contest for the leadership. this is in the observer. keir starmer slams free—market as divisions grow on the left. the suggestion as the race is now down to keir starmer and rebecca long—bailey. to keir starmer and rebecca long-bailey. four candidates have to go through on the back of enough mps and they also need the unions and the contest then goes to the membership in the end. format already have enough to go to the next stage, which is keir starmer, lisa nandy, jess phillips and rebecca long—bailey. clive lewis and a couple of others presumably... barry gardiner only lasted nine
hours, didn't he?! and the deputy leadership, we have yet to see if richard burgon has got enough. but keir starmer is significantly ahead at the moment. what is interesting is his patch. the video that he put out at the launch, pre—the launch. it really patched him as being quite radical. i think the argument he was trying to say was, look, i have done an awful lot of things. i have not shouted about them. because he is a relatively... i mean, he is not one of these politicians that makes a huge amount of noise about every single thing that they do. but he was saying tojudge single thing that they do. but he was saying to judge him single thing that they do. but he was saying tojudge him on his record. the libel case, various times that he has supported trade union activity, protesters against working conditions, and that element. his difficulty is, obviously, being the frontrunner, eve ryo ne obviously, being the frontrunner, everyone is trying to take you down.
that is the difficulty. he is saying, we should not trash the carbon years, we should keep the momentum group onside, whose natural choice would be rebecca long—bailey. yes, we were speaking about this before, and i am interested at the pet she has made, clearly aimed at carbon easter is. to tell them i am a safe pair of hands, i will not destroy the legacy of the beloved jeremy corbyn, i will continue with questioning of the free markets and lots of more right—wing things that the labour party have brought in are wrong. if he wins the leadership, does that then give him the freedom to pivot more towards the centre? famously, you cannot win downing street without the centre ground, and tony blair proved that categorically, the only labour party winner ever to categorically, the only labour party winnereverto win categorically, the only labour party winner ever to win three general elections. the last general election we had, it was confounding to many because it really threw out the rule
book. that was an anomaly, because it was so dominated by brexit. in normal times, you can't win downing street without the centre, and that is whyjeremy corbyn has proved so disastrous, he is too far to the left, he cannot appeal to middle ground tories, who might waver towards the labour party in different times. if keir starmer steers towards the centre he will have a much better chance. let us look at the sunday times. the defence chief, we cannot rely on the us. britain must prepare to fight wa i’s us. britain must prepare to fight wars alone. yes, ben wallace has given an interview to the sunday times this weekend, and he is talking about his major worry. he was asked what keeps them up at night and he said what most concerns him is america withdrawing from the world. he says that the government needs to rethink the assumption is that america would always be fighting alongside the us. and his
argument, obviously, is that that is bad for this country and bad for the world. so, pretty pointed comments regarding the trump administration. he isn't shying away from saying, well, this will be problematic if the us does this. but, obviously, what we are so far seeing as that donald trump's attitude, and we are well aware of his tweets, is that he does not want lots of books on the ground, but he is clearly willing to do some sorts of intervention as we have seen in iran. is he looking for more money to beef up resources of the army and the military? could well be. dominic cummings could well be the most powerful person in this country and he has said he has his eye on procurement, the ministry of defence may make a new patch. i think it is bold of ben wallace to say this. he is someone who has spoken out in the past, inadvertently previously when parliament was prorogued he was caught on camera, not knowing that
he was from, of course, we are doing this to stop brexit, he said! he is someone this to stop brexit, he said! he is someone who can be quite outspoken, but people in the us, when they want to preserve the special relationship, there may be a dwindling number of them, they might ta ke dwindling number of them, they might take comfort from this, saying, we need the support of allies, trump talking about how we don't need nato, but we need the support of people around the world for the optics, that word you used earlier. there is speculation as to whether ben wallace will remain in post, however. this could taste in his demise, who knows? or maybe he feels free to set! the sunday telegraph, the national trust to take on the terraced homes of real people, some are beyond the reach of real people! this is nice, they have an interview with tim parker, the chairman of the national trust, who is marking the 125th anniversary of the national trust. he is saying that they should
be buying up the houses of real people, essentially, rather than just stately homes. they already own the childhood homes of the beatles, john lennon and paul mccartney. they will add more to that collection. which, i think, will add more to that collection. which, ithink, is will add more to that collection. which, i think, is a good thing, really. 0bviously, they have some absolutely wonderful properties, but it should reflect more of society. also, there is the element, they are saying there is the chance of getting bigger estates are slim. they have all of the major estates that they possibly could in this country. i would like to say, i live ina very country. i would like to say, i live in a very interesting terraced house and if the national trust would like to buy it, 5 million, i do not think thatis to buy it, 5 million, i do not think that is unreasonable! i am not in the beatles but i have been on bbc news! you have been on the papers many times! a blue plaque, 5 million, bargain! i am sure that would have them flocking to visit,
james. cheap at the price. indeed, i am sure they will give you the rights. that is it from the papers this morning. do not forget you can see all of the front pages of the papers on the bbc website, here is the address... thank you rosamund and james. goodbye. hello. once again, there has been a fair bit of rain around for some so far today but it is a "getting better" kind of day, and there will be fewer showers around, more in the way of drier and sunnier weather through this afternoon, and throughout winds are much lighter than they were through yesterday. now, the rain we have seen through the central sway of the uk, well, that pushes out
into the north sea this afternoon. there will still be a few showers dotted around in the south and the west. the showers are most frequent and wintry over the higher ground and across parts of central and northern scotland. a cold day here. temperatures dropping a little bit further south, but still above levels that they should be for the time of year. now, the cold air in place, there will be a brief spell or showers working their way from west to east, so temperatures may be up and down a little bit overnight, but at their lowest, it could be cold enough for a touch of frost around. maybe in the northern half of the country some ice, too. but it will lead into a chilly, but perhaps quite sunny start to sunday morning. but as you head out to work under sunny skies, do not be fooled, because this rapidly deepening area of low pressure, storm brendan to the west of us, will bring potentially damaging and destructive weather by the end of the day. so, a sunny start for many, particularly across scotland, england and wales. showers developing quite quickly through the morning in the west, but into the afternoon, a spell of longer, torrential rain spreads across northern ireland and into the western fringes of scotland — preceded by some snow — western wales and the western edges of england. the wind is strengthening, coming from the south, temperatures on the up,
but this is fairly academic given the strength of the wind. as we hit the end of the afternoon, and this is into the start of monday evening rush—hour, 50, 60, 70 mph gusts possible with that heavy rain. some minorflooding possible. certainly some bridge restrictions, ferry cancellations and the potential for some damage, too, as we see winds maybe even top 80 or 85 mph in the western isles in scotland. so, it is going to be a pretty stormy end to monday. those windy conditions and wetter conditions spread towards east anglia and the south—east for the first part of monday night. easing away. it stays breezy in the north throughout the night, but into tuesday, the strongest of the winds will be linked to this next developing low pressure system, which will sweep across the south. so, another bright start for many, rain quickly spreading its way in at times, turning to snow into the colder air across scotland and northern ireland, but in the south, whilst it will be milderaircoming in, this is where we could see winds top 50 or 60 mph. again, it could be a day of travel disruption. so, stay tuned to the forecast, especially for the early part of next week, with some very windy and wet weather on the cards. things turn quieter later on.
this is bbc news. the headlines... urgent talks between the queen and prince harry and meghan will be held tomorrow over the royal couple's future. iranians protest after the military finally admits to shooting down a passengerjet, as the arrested british ambassador denies being a part of any demonstrations in tehran. after weeks of criticism, australia's prime minister, scott morrison, proposes an inquiry to look into the bushfire emergency. recognising and remembering the contribution of lgbt personnel to the armed forces. and a look at the mysterious phenomenon of breast—impla nt illness. that's my implants are making me ill in half an hour, here on bbc news.