tv The Papers BBC News January 20, 2020 10:45pm-11:00pm GMT
had election and of course we had christmas and new year, but this presumably is part of the beef... that was the mail on the sunday editorial. it was interesting because the point it was making we are quitea because the point it was making we are quite a few days into the first 100 days, 30 something days in and you would have expected announcements. i spoke to kyser cover the blair era as well and a penny back at that point, they were press releases announcing every week. and here instead, we have been pending and essence of what they would do with huawei, on hs2, a pending decision on... we have had the christmas and new year holiday so... the christmas and new year holiday so... butl the christmas and new year holiday so... but i think part of what this is about is the honeymoon period of the great big maturity and breaking of the labour redwall which was a very big deal with that election and gave the government a huge mandate. that honeymoon period will end and
thatis that honeymoon period will end and that is why a lot of people like that is why a lot of people like that editorial say borisjohnson really has to start doing things more. the guardian have got paris times ahead for the bbc, —— perilous times ahead for the bbc, —— perilous times for the bbc. ward hall says he will leave in about six months‘ time in the summer, what you make of that? some of us have to declare an interest here for supper i was lucky enough to work under tony hall for a numberof enough to work under tony hall for a number of years enough to work under tony hall for a numberof years on enough to work under tony hall for a number of years on my goodness, in the nineteen eighties? he was a terrific boss. i also happen to think he has been a very good director general because he came in ata director general because he came in at a very difficult time and he has had to deal with a host of issues. has he got everyone right? i do think he claimed he has. he has brought the bbc through a very difficult time. for those of us who defended the licence fee over many generations, there is now a time
where defending it in his traditional way is getting more and more difficult. there is no doubt about that with the diversity of outlets, netflix, and all the rest of it. it will be interesting to see who is successful. i am being told tonight that people who know the things that it will be a woman that there are a number of very, very talented women who me become the first director general of the bbc. anna, borisjohnson talks you in the election about looking at filling that that mac when he made the impromptu announcement that make you think he was serious about that?” think he was serious about that?” think it was a policy that was announced in a difficult day for borisjohnson announced in a difficult day for boris johnson because announced in a difficult day for borisjohnson because it was the nhs...i borisjohnson because it was the nhs... i think they are serious about it because immediately the wheel came into motion and it was an investment talked about with nikki moore and the government for a
couple of weeks. i think what is interesting is the suggestion that tony hall stepping down almost to give and make sure the current board as it is makes a decision about the next director general and not a possible new chairman appointed by the prime minister. but you are suggesting may be he said that during the election campaign that it was a distraction or diversion?” think the way it was was certainly done. it was probably a policy they we re done. it was probably a policy they were working on and the announcement wasn‘t planned that day. were working on and the announcement wasn't planned that day. something else that is pending! let's have a quick look at austria, also on the guardian‘s front page. an amazing picture on the guardian. —— look at austria. parts of new south wales, austria. parts of new south wales, austria says residents who hope for rain after the bushfires and drought and said they got hit by a massive dust storm. —— australia. australia
has been through something in the last three months. it is a shocking picture, great to put on the front page and i hope that as all the world leaders and businessmen and leading lights together it demos this week hope they will see these pictures and talk about notjust the economy but what this means for the global economy as economy as well as the planet because this is turning into... this isn‘tjust about the environment, it‘s but every single aspect of public policy, health, business. it affects everything and it really does need to be tackled by eve ryo ne it really does need to be tackled by everyone collectively. australia, these dramatic pictures we have seen have crystallised over people‘s thinking about climate. you hope thatis thinking about climate. you hope that is the case but even in one of the other papers which were not highlighting in this review, the ft, is saying that worries about economic growth going forward may
well diminish the intended aim of the davos summit conference this week to discuss these more important issues than profit. you say this will have an effect but we said this about the amazon fires months ago. labour leadership in the independent, labour pan byjess phillips... how do you see the labour leadership contest shaping up with several so far, i think one thing that is been a bit of a surprise is... it doesn't seem to be much of a contest in terms of ideas. keir starmer having been the frontrunner from the start is playing a quite safe. we saw on the hustings and the weekend that they are not hustings and the weekend that they a re not really hustings and the weekend that they are not really prepared to challenge each other in the same way that you would expect you think he still is the front runner? well it is split depending on which pulley look at.
now increasing your getting poster members with rebecca long—bailey. as of today he‘s in a strong position has another backing of another union and formally qualified onto the next stage. but i think when you compare to what happened to labour in the 805, you think a general election results by 2019 would prompt real fight within the party to try and figure out where the future should be. and you are seeing these candidates who aren‘t really saying anything very radical. as far from jobs from hell goal currently, you'd currently had to say that leader the labour party rates right up there with herjob at buckingham palace, doesn't it? it would be in the same category one would suspect. let's look at the eye, they have hs2 rail opposed by new tory mp5 and we have had this report saying it could cost £106 billion. that is a lot of
money. some of us have been lucky enough to travel abroad and i had a little, small role in the rebuilding of windley stadium. abroad, they laugh at us, they laugh at the british because of our incapacity time and time again to grab it these huge infrastructure projects and not spend years and years prevaricating about them and getting them done. —— rebuilding of windley stadium. i have to take seriously the views of the mayor of greater manchester and merseyside and in the part of the country that i live in, the west midlands where this idea that somehow "there is no plan b but wanted to birmingham is so far down the road, but hey those people in the road, but hey those people in the north, maybe there is a way of saving money up there and doing something different."
saving money up there and doing something different. " i saving money up there and doing something different." i mean, that is opposed passionately and we heard from andy burnham today all over the media saying and it will be very interesting to see. it's a pending issue for borisjohnson. interesting to see. it's a pending issue for boris johnson. you got the inside track anna for some going back to also i am all for connecting the country... having faster trains and better airports. and i also don‘t understand why we are behind 70 countries in this respect. however you do have to question how a project in parliament wa5 however you do have to question how a project in parliament was first re process a a project in parliament was first reprocess a £30 million project but i5 reprocess a £30 million project but is one hearse i5 reprocess a £30 million project but is one hearse is being pounds and counting because construction has even counting because construction has even started. but just counting because construction has even started. butju5t going along with something because were going along with it but i questioning how it is said and done... but we have been questioning it for years! yes, but this review was designed... but this is the latest review.” but this review was designed... but this is the latest review. i agree,
i think if they question it and make a decision, some solution has to be proposed and we can‘t then spend another ten years discussing whether or not another connecting route could be... i hope you are right. another thing that has to be pointed out is that hs2, there are so many fundamental problems and the government probably should make some sort of decision and it could involve spreading up part of a comment may be redesigning a little. but one thing is any major product with info structure will always have people to post. for some always have people to post. for some always have people unhappy and there is an element of their needs to be leadership to guide through. let's end up with the mirror. jen and brad. they are not back together but they were seen at a hollywood awards ceremony. brad pitt of course for 0nce ceremony. brad pitt of course for once upon ceremony. brad pitt of course for 0nce upona ceremony. brad pitt of course for once upon a time in hollywood he came out with a great when his a cce pta nce came out with a great when his acceptance speech is saying "it was acceptance speech is saying "it was a difficult part, a guy takes his shirt off, gets high and doesn‘t get
on with his wife. it was a big stretch." on with his wife. it was a big stretch. " i'm on with his wife. it was a big stretch." i'm not sure how much he ca res, stretch." i'm not sure how much he cares, but he made that to get her and then this sort of touching jennifer aniston‘s hand. they were married before. we started this paper review with one hopefully happy couple, harry and meghan in the future. and who knows, the question tonight is our brad and jen going to be happy together in the future again? who knows. and you like that phone 0nce future again? who knows. and you like that phone once upon a time in hollywood. i thought was terrible. each to their own. anna and david think you very much. he was see you again later on. that‘s it for the papers for now. we will be back at half past 11 for another look at the papers and have more front pages interviewed by then. don‘t forget you can see the front pages of the papers online under bbc news website all their few seven days a week. and
if you missed the programme any evening, it is always on the bbc iplayer so you can never music. so thatisit iplayer so you can never music. so that is it for now for some will be right back. thank you forjoining for suffixes high—pressure area, what‘s look what happens for the rest of the week. the centre of the high off to the south west and around the high we start to tap in more airfrom south west and around the high we start to tap in more air from the air that comes around the— the atlantic. a5 air that comes around the— the atlantic. as the week progresses the cloud thickens across the uk. the outlook is a pretty dull one actually for supper overnight tonight quite a lot of cloud around. aside from to the south of the uk where skies are much clearer at the moment and temperatures are falling
away. already —a in rural 0xford5hire. much time macro... chris because in the south bring us another hazard. dense patches of fog across southern england and through into south wales tuesday morning pots eye pressure and in one or two spots this fog may struggle through the day. hope it was sent out in the day brightening. but in a few spots it will stick around and that will hold the temperatures back. it could be quite grey one reason or another on to say. a week where the fund brings weather into the north—east of england, best of any brightness probably the north—east of scotland to the east of the pennines, maybe to the east of the pennines, maybe to the east of the welsh marches. cool to the south, six or 7 degrees to the north because we are already pulling that air in from the atla ntic pulling that air in from the atlantic and then high—pressure just wobbles they would but more on into wednesday and we pull it down from the north. unusual late to bring it
out into the uk. also inheriting that moisture so that means more in the way of cloud around. frosty start to wednesday, the high is up for ingrid and wales, ten or 11 degrees but struggling really to see much in the way of sunshine. the outlook for the remainder of the week, the height still with us we will again see a week weather front pushing into northern scotland, a little rain showing up there. elsewhere, pretty solid cloud, grey skies and we will be struggling to see much sunshine. friday into the weekend you may wish you had never asked but the picture becomes more mobile again, quite quietly at first with pressure sweeping across on saturday. the the win, sunshine will start to return as we see the wind is stirring up the cloud, thinning and bringing up at there will be some pretty pokey showers to come and once that love has moved in, it will open the floodgates and it could be a couple of nasty areas of low pressure coming next week with really wet and windy weather.
this is bbc news. the headlines at 11: a5 prince harry holds a 20 minute private discussion with the prime minister before flying out of the uk tonight, he makes clear his disappointment at the outcome of royal talks about his and meghan‘s future. 0ur our hope was to continue serving the queen, the common wealth and my military associations, but without public funding. unfortunately, that wasn‘t possible. the high speed rail link that comes with a high cost. the price of hs2 has now trebled to more than 100 billion pounds. the search for a new director general of the bbc begins