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the headlines: a warning for scientists working on a covid vaccine — russian spies are trying to steal your work. a british schoolgirl who ran off to join the islamic state group wins a legal battle to return home to fight to keep her british citizenship. as temperatures rise around the world, a warning from scientists about the dangers of heat stress for the human body. and another grim milestone. brazil has passed two million coronavirus infections, second only now to the united states. in the past 2a hours, 16,000 new cases have been counted. those of the latest headlines, stay with us.
hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are sienna rodgers, who is the editor of labour list, and the conservative commentator, tim montgomerie. we will be with our guests and a second, but let's look at some of tomorrow's front pages. the telegraph leads on accusations by security services, that russian hackers are trying to steal the uk's research into a coronavirus vaccine. the same story makes the front page of the mirror. the newspaper carries a quotation from a gchq chief, condemning the alleged attacks by russian spies. the financial times reports that the hackers were also targeting
covid—19 vaccine research in the us and canada, as well as in the uk. it adds that the kremlin denies the charges. downing street has condemned the cyber attacks against scientists as "despicable" — that's according to the metro. the express carries a warning, from cyber security experts, that the attacks probably succeeded, and that moscow—backed hackers will "keep on coming". the guardian also leads on the alleged attempts to steal vaccine research. the newspaper adds that moscow has also been accused of interfering in last year's general election. and a different story in the daily mail. it reports that the prime minister is on a collision course with his scientists over plans to get the nation back to work. so let's begin. i'm joined by as i say, tim and siana. looking at the papers here,
of course one story in town in terms of course one story in town in terms of front pages, the daily mirror is saying russians trying to still vaccines. almost identical headlines, russians devise try to steal our vaccine. the telegraph is also saying russia tried to steal uk vaccine research. you get the picture. tim, tell us a little bit about the story and what it means in the wider context. it's a huge story. it captured all of the front pages. unusualfor so story. it captured all of the front pages. unusual for so much story. it captured all of the front pages. unusualfor so much news going on the world for one story to dominate all of the papers. but this is another chapter in russia's misbehavior on the world stage. i'm speaking to you tonight from salisbury where just a couple of yea rs salisbury where just a couple of years ago, russian agents attempted to poison previous russian spies who
defective britain. this is the latest exa m ple defective britain. this is the latest example of russia using its power with modern surveillance techniques to deal secrets from us. usually as military secrets or commercial secrets, but they want to get advantage on the biggest issue of ourtime at get advantage on the biggest issue of our time at the moment. it is the pandemic, of course. british authority areas are well beating in many respects. we have some of the best scientists working on a vaccine for covid, and the competitive nature of these cyber warriors that the kremlin employees are trying to bring some great plies home to vladimir putin —— great price. sienna, as we said, many of the papers doing lots of stuff on this. all of them talking about these groups of hackers. they use names that sound quite cuddly, but of course they're far from. what more
are they telling us about who these hackers are? yes, as mentioned, if the group —— it's a group saying it's not the uk, is the us and canada as well. they've been talking about how this comes from high up in the russian government. it is linked directly to putin himself. in fact, that's how high it would go. the group had used a form of malware to steal information on this vaccine research and development, and they warned the attacks were likely to persist. i think this is all emblematic of what's going on across the world in terms of this kind of race to get the vaccine that is obviously so crucial to national security, to public health, to everything at the moment. the fact
that basically, there hasn't been international cooperation to the extent that some people have been calling for, such as former prime minister gordon brown who said this is the kind of thing we should be talking about. the fact that this is... all of this russia stuff is coming in the same week as we had, we talked about how the prime minister is sitting on the roof —— this russian report since mid october and it wasn't published for the general election. particularly, into the conservative party and that also had a big influence on that brexit vote in 2016. all of this is coming at the same time that the government seems to be really blocking transparency on this issue, and russian involvement. it's interesting. it's got lots of facets to the story. it's not surprising it does hit every single headline across every front page. tim, on
that report that's due next week, looking at russian influence in the uk. you talked to a lot of conservative mps. how do they feel about the impact? i think there is a willingness and openness to come out. —— for the report to come out. i think it's vital we have the report published, and i'm glad that julian lewis, the new chairman of the committee, has decided a consensus in favour of public education. i think she got carried away with some thing she said. let's not pretend as they conservative government... the britain led global action against russia after the salisbury poisonings a couple of yea rs salisbury poisonings a couple of years ago, russia faced some of the toughest action the international community has taken against moscow since the end of the cold war. why
do you think it was out on so long? why was it hidden by this government? why have they set on that report do you think?|j government? why have they set on that report do you think? i do not support the fact the russia report had been suppressed anyway. i suspect you are being —— you will be very disappointed when the report comes out. i don't think it will contain any revelations. we will see. i think we've got to look at the actions of government and the actions of governments that the british government has been very tough on russia since the salisbury poisoning. borisjohnson, tough on russia since the salisbury poisoning. boris johnson, who tough on russia since the salisbury poisoning. borisjohnson, who was foreign secretary at the time, led the world en masse expulsions of diplomats and what was happening in russia, just in the last couple weeks. the new foreign secretary, dominic raab, taking more action against russian citizens who
profited from the crimes. yes, let's see the russia report, absolutely. i don't think the government has handled the installation of the new chairman at all well. i won't debate that. does not get carried away with accusations that somehow, the british government isn't willing to stand up to moscow. the government is very willing to stand up to moscow and has done so. just very quickly, before he move on. you talk about your belief that the british government will stand up to moscow. a little thing in the telegraph, it says the russian intimacy fired a warning shot across number ten by saying any unfriendly actions against russia will not be left without a proper and adequate response. what you read into that? my response. what you read into that? my worry is the same with huawei this week, the british government's decision to strip huawei out of our 5g network. russia, masco, beijing
could attack us with cyber warfare —— russia, and moscow. to ensure that these regimes can't attack us like this individually and pick us off one by one. this is the new nature of global conflict. it's not in the old—fashioned way. a lot of this is electronic and we need to invest usually in protecting ourselves from it. let's move on to the daily express, the russia story. on the side it says the russia story. on the side it sastihadi bride the russia story. on the side it says jihadi bride can the russia story. on the side it sastihadi bride can returned to the u of k. she can return to the uk, the daily express wrote it like this. a ruling ofjudges claimed as disgraceful. that's the daily
express disgraceful. that's the daily ex press ta ke disgraceful. that's the daily express take on it. it's a very divisive ruling, isn't it? obviously, this is a highly emotive story. it's probably one that tim andi story. it's probably one that tim and i will disagree on. everyone remembers that video of her talking about, and it seems as if she didn't particularly feel remorse. she seemed to be talking about things in a very matter—of—fact way, these heinous crimes. but it's also true that while she swore allegiance to return to a terrorist group that declared war on britain, she was also 15 when she was groomed by isis. she married a dutch man, and at 20, all three of her babies have died from illnesses. i'm 26, i can imagine that level of trauma, what that would do to someone. that's not
all to excuse any of her actions. it's not to say she shouldn't take responsibility, and not to say that people should be concerned about national security. it's all valid to be worried about, but she could be arrested and charged with terrorism offe nces arrested and charged with terrorism offences on arrival in the uk. ultimately, she was radicalised on british soil. she is our responsibility. i do think we can say that anyone who is a british citizen with immigrant parents that there citizenship is conditional. there's a lot to chew over here and obviously, people will massively disagree about the rolling, what happened and what should be done. but i think it's important to remember that it's a massive uk failing in the first place that this is happened. tim, daily express saying conservative mps blasted the decision and warned it opens the doorfor up to 150
decision and warned it opens the door for up to 150 jihadi bride to return to britain. do you agree with sienna? i have more sympathy for what sienna hasjust sienna? i have more sympathy for what sienna has just said. in a way, this woman was a british citizen when she was radicalised. in a way, the role on the... if you create a problem, you should own it. a lot of these people have been part of despicable crimes. in a way, we should take responsibility for their actions and perhaps try them back here in britain. that's what half of me says, but the other half sympathises with what conservative mps you mentioned say. that is what will the consequences for our nation's security be if this is just the first person to come back to the
shores? there are 150 other terrorists that could be repatriated here. how much of our court time will be taken prosecuting these cases? how many police officers, security officials that could be protecting us from other real threats, how much of their time will be spent monitoring and focusing on these people? what will the nation think if one of these people who have been involved in some of the most heinous crimes we've seen in the modern era commit those crimes on new case oil? how will it radicalised far right groups? —— new case soil. there are no answers in this huge debate until... i'm afraid it's just a terrible mess. this huge debate until... i'm afraid it'sjust a terrible mess. i'm afraid we will live with the repercussions for a number of years.
sienna, i'm just going to pull some thing outside of the article. former home secretary who strips this woman of her uk particle this year. it says here that he was deeply concerned, and there's a quote say it's not clear why an appeal cannot be made abroad with modern technology? that is interesting. we have all basically done everything through zoom. that's certainly true. i think the fact that she has been living in these kind of conditions isa living in these kind of conditions is a big part. her babies have died, she been under terrible conditions, so she been under terrible conditions, sol she been under terrible conditions, so i think that's a big part of that and something a video conference won't address. i agree with some of what tim said, i completely
understand and share the kind of concerns about it all. really, the emotional side of it, which is... it's deeply hurtful and worrying and i think the uk really is concentrating on why did this happen in the first place and what can we do to address it? it's a deeply divisive issue, but it seems that labour and conservatives are agreeing on a lot of issues. moving on to the daily mail. tim, i will start with you. big headline, boris at war with his covid experts. boris at war with his covid experts. borisjohnson is boris at war with his covid experts. boris johnson is on boris at war with his covid experts. borisjohnson is on a collision course with his scientist as he prepares to unveil a nine—month plan to get britain back to near normal, so we will hear from the prime minister tomorrow. tell us more about what you know of this gory and this tension between the prime
minister and his sciences —— this story. i think the big friday story is going to be the prime minister looking forward to the next nine months in this country. they are pa rt months in this country. they are part of the announcement that i think you'll be making today, friday, will be on the nhs, and extra funding for the national health service. at the core of what he saying is we do have to get back as normal and economy as possible, as normal and economy as possible, as quickly as possible. obviously, the pandemic has a huge impact on all of our lives, but the lockdown and the consequences have also had a massive impact. if we don't start going back to restaurants, shops, start living more of a normal life, the consequences for unemployment and in turn, the consequences for mental health, people's well—being,
funding a public services, all of these economic consequences have other consequences as well. i think with the prime minister is wanting the nation to do is, yes, there's a risk of catching covid, of course there is. but there is also this risk of catching serious economic problems. perhaps we focused a little bit too much as a nation on the covid risks and not enough on the covid risks and not enough on the economic dangers. that's where this tension is that the mail is focusing on between some of the scientific advisers who still want us scientific advisers who still want us to be very cautious about the coronavirus, and a prime minister who has his own broad perspective on the dangers facing the nation. sienna, in the daily telegraph, it talks about sir patrick vallance's report where he warns that could be 120,000 hospital deaths in a reasonable worst—case and arable —— worst—case scenario
he will launch a drive to get millions of office workers back to their desk. there's a real tension there. do you think people should start going back to work with lou i wonder whether by the time he delivers these announcements, restaurants will have bothered to read that. something i think journalists will be wanting to ask him. i would advise the government not to take the kind of messaging that they've been promoting recently, and actually the sort of framing that tim was using there. i think they are talking about how actually, we really do need to go out there and get that sandwich with a masker without a mask, whichever minister you would like to follow on that. actually, ithink minister you would like to follow on that. actually, i think that where eve '5 people more. ithink that. actually, i think that where eve '5 people more. i think if you're telling them —— i think that worries people more. i think that is
the kind of thing that makes people think they would rather stay at home and do some online shopping. i'm not sure this messaging will be affected. this is kind of what the story in the mail touching on. we're saying today that actually, home working is one of those really easy things that people can do. it's one of those easy measures and productivity is not affected. this with the kind of thing he was talking about in the committee today. government is expected to change the guidance on working from home. i run an organisation, labour list, and i'm not going to tell people to go to westminster every day, to sit in parliament, which we know is a quite dangerous place in terms of coronavirus. it's just know is a quite dangerous place in terms of coronavirus. it'sjust not worth it. i think we can be reductive and we can boost the economy and we can try to open our
high streets as much as possible without going into work and endangering people in a way that actually isn't very necessary. tim, we don't have much time, but i wa nted we don't have much time, but i wanted to ask you, you itching to get back to an office are you happy where you are at home?” get back to an office are you happy where you are at home? i am fortu nate where you are at home? i am fortunate my home is also my office. that's an easy answer!” fortunate my home is also my office. that's an easy answer! i think there is too much risk coming from the labour side of this debate. i think we saw that particularly on schools. they were so worried about the covid risk that i think the underappreciated the huge danger that children face. a generation failing at school. particularly some of the most disadvantaged children not learning, this is the same pattern. if we don't go back to some sort of normality in our school system, in our economy, the social fallout from this will be much
greater than the fallout from covid. of course we need to wear masks and things that will keep us safe, but once the risk is manageable, we do have to start returning to some sort of normality. i'm afraid the scaremongering that we are seeing too much of from labour is not helping anybody. for now, we have to continue with the papers. socially distance. thanks very much to both of you. thanks to sienna and tim. from us all, goodbye. this is your support will restart with cricketing news. england recovered from a shaky start against
the west indies to finish on 207 for three. archer was dropped from the squad after having been found to have breached the by a secure protocol after the opening match. andy swiss has more. gloomy skies over all trafford, but that was the least of england's worries after extraordinary early—morning twists. archer is one of their biggest stars, but emerge that after the first test is southampton, he stopped at his home in brighton. the prayers were supposed to drive straight to manchester so as not to jeopardise their by a secure bubble. when is the tour came to light, he was told i sleep for five days, but he was excluded from the team. . he realise what is he did was wrong. we will support him, but ultimately, we are grateful to the west indies for the way they've taken that and obviously, a breach of any protocol
we try to... is not acceptable. this series is only really happening because of the strict by secure conditions in place. here at old trafford, the players are once again cocooned behind closed doors. in a statement, joffrey archer says he let both teams down, but he's left england with a particular problem. the host were put into bat, but before they did so, the players all took a knee. cricketing rivals united against racism. after winning the first test, the west indies soon had plenty more confidence. three early wickets including the big one. captainjoe early wickets including the big one. captain joe root early wickets including the big one. captainjoe root missed the last game to be at the birth of his baby isabella. welcome back. on this greatest of days, at last the fireworks. who else but ben stokes? if only there had been someone in the crowd to catch it. at the other
end, not pretty, but usually effective with an unbeaten 86. stokes also reached his half—century by the close as the pair turned an unpromising day into an excellent one. after all that pre—match travel drama, it england and a driving seat. andy swiss, bbc news. manchester united have kept themselves in with a chance of playing in the champions league next season after beating crystal palace 2—0. marcus rashford gave ole gunnar solkjsaer‘s side the lead on the stroke of half time before an anthony martial goal following some wonderful build up play sealed the result late on. leicester's hopes of playing champions league football next season have been boosted with a 2—0 win over sheffield united. before this match leicester had won just once since the restart, and took the lead in the first half through ayoze perez. the game was in the balance until substitute demarai gray sealed it late on to give brendan rodgers' side a crucial win. england captain owen farrell will remain at saracens —
despite their relegation from the premiership for breaking salary cap rules. farrell's won five premiership titles and three european champions cups since his saracens debut 12 years ago. he's made 199 appearances in all, as well as 83 for england. british gymnastics says it's stepping aside from an inquiry into widespread allegations of bullying and abuse to remove any doubt over the integrity of the process. uk sport and sport england will now co—commission the independent review several gymnasts have came forward in recent days, outlining mistreatement. a confidential helpline's been set up for british gymnasts who need support. it'll be run by the british athletes commission and the charity the nspcc. that's all the sport for now. hello again. well, some places stayed cloudy on thursday. there was more sunshine more widely, and it was a warm day as well.
the temperature reached 26 celsius in hampshire during the afternoon. the temperatures weren't far behind in the northeast of scotland, helped by over eight hours of sunshine. let me set the scene for you, because at the moment, we've still got warm and humid air across the uk. that weather front is bringing some patchy rain and drizzle. to the north, it's cooler, fresher air. that will move southwards over the next few days as the band of cloud and patchy rain moves southwards. that rain is pushing its way down into scotland and northern ireland, england and wales still dry early in the morning. quite warm and humid start to the day. that cloud and mostly light rain will continue to trickle southwards across scotland, northern ireland, eventually into northern england and later into north wales. to the north across northern scotland, it will brighten up. there will be some sunshine. not quite as warm as it was on thursday, but still 20—21. further south, a rain band across england and wales, some sunny spells, turning out to be quite warm. 26 or even 27 in the southeast of england. now that weather front bringing that cloud and rain will continue to move southwards overnight and into the start of the weekend.
it's a painfully slow process, mind you, and we'll see that rain moving away from much of northern england as it heads into wales, through the midlands, perhaps lincolnshire and eventually the southwest of england. the rain does tend to die out in most places. still dry towards the southeast, quite warm here. temperatures perhaps 2a degrees or so, and further north, we've got that cooler air moving down, and temperatures will continue to drop away a little bit. for the second half of the weekend, we see that weather front continuing down towards the southeast. as it arrives here on saturday night, the rain could turn steadier and heavier. once that rain clears away, we're all getting into that cooler and fresher air from the northwest. still some rain to begin with on sunday morning across east anglia and the southeast. once that clears away, we'll have some sunny spells. a few showers around, mostly towards the northwest of scotland. many places will be dry in the afternoon, but the air is cooler and fresher everywhere. we've got temperatures typically 16—20 celsius. that's a little below par for this time of the year,
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