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enticing the crowds back in. it comes with responsibility and a need for reassurance. it's hard to imagine so many people close up together as scenes you would have seen in the past, and i do think we need to demonstrate that we have a safe environment, that we've thought about those issues. a thriving business and long waiting lists, but even then the weeks ahead will be edged with restraint. we're going to be busy. it's certainly going to be a change of pace because i have gone from not working at all to back into six days a week, full—blown life again. so i am a little bit nervous, i'd be lying if i said i wasn't, but i am trying to be optimistic — i think it's the best way to be. the message is both hopeful and careful, both optimistic and cautious, but everyone has that
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thing that they crave. i just want to go to the beach in a bikini. like, ijust want to go on holiday. i cannot wait to go to the cinema. spontaneity is what i'm looking forward to. - i don't think you can beat the roar of the crowd with a winning six. you can see the light, it's getting closer, but we've all got to stay careful still — that's the way i see it. daniela relph, bbc news, northampton. that's it. now on bbc one, time for the news where you are. good this is bbc world news, the headlines hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow.
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with me are henry zeffman, chief political correspondent at the times and rachel cunliffe, deputy online editor at the new statesman. tomorrow's front pages, starting with, let's start with the telegraph — it says there's a backlash let's start with the daily mail, it leads with new travel guidelines — with the transport secretary set to confirm a �*traffic light�* system to allow foreign travel to restart as soon as next month. the telegraph says there's a backlash to those new travel plans, which could see familes paying hundreds of pounds for covid tests if they take trips abroad. the guardian also reports on plans for foreign travel. but its lead story is the violence in northern ireland — it sastoe biden has added to calls for calm — after what police in belfast described as the worst rioting in years. the financial times says president biden is calling for big multinational companies to pay levies to national governments, based on local sales. the metro looks ahead to monday, which is the next stage
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of lockdown easing in england — it's a date the newspaper is calling, the glorious twelfth. and, medical leaders are urging people to keep taking the astrazeneca vaccine, sayin it is safe and that the benefits far outweigh any risk. that's in the i. so, let's begin. on this thursday evening, what old stories to a lot of stories to get there. lots of news to get through. welcome, henry. the telegraph will kick off with that because rachel, we are finally hearing more about this foreign travel, the traffic light system, some inclination early on about how this could potentially work. the telegraph giving us a few more details and also talking by this backlash of the cost of testing
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for anyone coming back from holiday. the government has managed to come up the government has managed to come up with a travel for land that is probably going to go above just about everyone because they feel they're too quickly concerned about foreign variance and seeing that any foreign variance and seeing that any foreign travel is too much of a risk. we havejust gotten foreign travel is too much of a risk. we have just gotten to grips with the vaccination programme roll—out in getting under control in their country. are you risking bring back variance. people who wanted to open up travel industry and those that want to go on holidays themselves enough is the prospect of paying £120 for a test, even for those of been fully vaccinated, which is the telegraph points out is £500 perfamily. some of this is overkill, ifeel, because those who cannot afford to pay, have to forfeit their holiday and foreign travel is a luxury anyway. and again, it is another flashpoint of
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tensions for the government facing critics in their own party have been arguing come got a vaccination roll—out going really well at the moment and now you're going to introduce tests, even for people who have been vaccinated. more headaches for the government there in the outlines of the planner certainly for more controversy become. i like the way you — for more controversy become. i like the way you say _ for more controversy become. i like the way you say it — for more controversy become. i like the way you say it will _ for more controversy become. i like the way you say it will anoint - the way you say it will anoint pretty much everyone. but henry, when we look at the finer detail, of course we are hoping to open up and people would love to go on holiday. is this something, what do you make of the outline so far as her trying to get to grips of this red amber green traffic light system? look, i think certainly _ green traffic light system? look, i think certainly the _ green traffic light system? look, i think certainly the aviation - green traffic light system? look, i think certainly the aviation centre | think certainly the aviation centre will welcome anything that allows britt brits to go on holiday. especially under— brits to go on holiday. especially under these specific circumstances. i think_ under these specific circumstances. i think one — under these specific circumstances.
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i think one thing that is quite interesting here is that the government is actually loosening some _ government is actually loosening some of— government is actually loosening some of the requirements that they previously— some of the requirements that they previously had about this. the telegraph is talking about how they will now_ telegraph is talking about how they will now there are people that only do one _ will now there are people that only do one test on their return rather than _ do one test on their return rather than a _ do one test on their return rather than a second one, which will cut that cost— than a second one, which will cut that cost a — than a second one, which will cut that cost a little bit but it's rachet— that cost a little bit but it's rachel said, people have felt the pain through coronavirus and probably— pain through coronavirus and probably family not be new to afford to take _ probably family not be new to afford to take a _ probably family not be new to afford to take a holiday in the near future _ to take a holiday in the near future. and for other people, any money— future. and for other people, any money that— future. and for other people, any money that they can get into the aviation— money that they can get into the aviation industry will be money that they very— aviation industry will be money that they very welcome for at the moment. no need _ they very welcome for at the moment. no need to— they very welcome for at the moment. no need to say aviation industry, absolutely really badly hit. with the guardian, they are also focusing on the watch list and raising hopes for holidays. just talking us through this, from my understanding, will be
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initially heard about the traffic light system, there would not be many countries in the green light part. so, what more are we going to learn tomorrow? keep a close eye on it. the traffic light system for when they opened up last summer, which feels like a complete other universe. the thing that the government is most worried about is notjust case numbers but foreign variance and particularly the vaccine resistant variants in various countries. so, it will have to be a very fluid system and that is where the testing is required. other details in those stories that will bring out the system at the moment because people are allowed to travel into the uk even though you're not allowed to leave. we currently have a system where people are tested on day two and day eight of the quarantine period through a company that is advertised on the
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home—office website where you can get tests sent to you during your quarantine and telegraph salute to this how one of those countries is facing such demand that they are unable to even send out tests, let alone protest them. a lot of family members have had that issue and have heard from a colleague possible his family that the quarantine system at the moment and we foreign travel is being tested in the way their preferences going ahead isn't actually working and it could be a significant risk to the uk transmission rates. but also in a state where people are legally unable to leave quarantine and even after their quarantine period, because they have been unable to get those tests and all of those are about the logistics and to introduce about the logistics and to introduce a plan for the traffic light system and testing criteria at the gym to make sure it works on the ground and for something as big as this, making sure that you're opening up foreign travel but you're going to have
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hundreds of thousands of more tests, that's going to cause serious issues and backlogs. find that's going to cause serious issues and backhoe-— and backlogs. and all of us on the back like the _ and backlogs. and all of us on the back like the wrist _ and backlogs. and all of us on the back like the wrist slowly - and backlogs. and all of us on the back like the wrist slowly opening | back like the wrist slowly opening up back like the wrist slowly opening up and releasing lockdown. the metro has that on its front page, describing this as the glorious 12 reform to april the 12th next week. but the image that i want to focus on his battle days are back. the papers talking about what is happening in belfast is violence flesh it again with those night classes in the image speaks for itself, really. a very worrying development there. find itself, really. a very worrying development there.- itself, really. a very worrying development there. and it's very, this violence, _ development there. and it's very, this violence, nightly _ development there. and it's very, this violence, nightly violence - this violence, nightly violence started — this violence, nightly violence started just before the easter weekend in northern ireland. it's taken _ weekend in northern ireland. it's taken place in various different pockets — taken place in various different pockets of northern ireland. not 'ust pockets of northern ireland. not just belfast. in other parts of northern— just belfast. in other parts of northern ireland as well. it is
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incredibly concerning. i think back to 2016 _ incredibly concerning. i think back to 2016 and the brexit vote, but certainty — to 2016 and the brexit vote, but certainly since then, a lot of people — certainly since then, a lot of people in— certainly since then, a lot of people in great britain have had a bit people in great britain have had a hit of— people in great britain have had a hit of an— people in great britain have had a bit of an education of the reality that northern ireland is a constituent part of the united kingdom i think a lot of people have basically— kingdom i think a lot of people have basically put into the back of their minds _ basically put into the back of their minds and — basically put into the back of their minds and it's very fragile piece after— minds and it's very fragile piece after the — minds and it's very fragile piece after the good friday agreement and the developing of power—sharing of the developing of power—sharing of the trip _ the developing of power—sharing of the trip for— the developing of power—sharing of the trip for sentry. clearly what is going _ the trip for sentry. clearly what is going on— the trip for sentry. clearly what is going on is— the trip for sentry. clearly what is going on is increasing concerning what _ going on is increasing concerning what else — going on is increasing concerning what else is going concerning is the strength— what else is going concerning is the strength to resolve it and lots of voices _ strength to resolve it and lots of voices from both communities in northern— voices from both communities in northern ireland today, there is a real patchwork of issues that have caused _ real patchwork of issues that have caused these riots and some say it's because _ caused these riots and some say it's because of— caused these riots and some say it's because of brexit in the northern irish protocol and the new obstacles to trade _ irish protocol and the new obstacles to trade in— irish protocol and the new obstacles to trade in britain in northern ireland — to trade in britain in northern ireland which really hit at the
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central— ireland which really hit at the central sense of what the union is about _ central sense of what the union is about but — central sense of what the union is about. but there's also a complicated issue to deal with non—prosecutions of sinn fein politicians _ non—prosecutions of sinn fein politicians attending funerals during — politicians attending funerals during lockdown and paramilitary activity. — during lockdown and paramilitary activity, what paramilitaries do. but it's— activity, what paramilitaries do. but it's hard to put one of those threats — but it's hard to put one of those threats and solve the issue and calling — threats and solve the issue and calling for— threats and solve the issue and calling for calm is one thing, but is not _ calling for calm is one thing, but is not at — calling for calm is one thing, but is not at all— calling for calm is one thing, but is not at all clear that that's going — is not at all clear that that's going to _ is not at all clear that that's going to calm down very quickly. let's _ look at the ft. they also talk about this and you're absolutely right, it is finally making the front page and it certainly was not on many from pages yesterday but morning, there are appeals for calm but this is so multilayered and there is no one various different reason behind the increase tension although there have been particular flashpoints that henry has mentioned. i been particular flashpoints that henry has mentioned.- been particular flashpoints that
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henry has mentioned. i think they did a great — henry has mentioned. i think they did a great time _ henry has mentioned. i think they did a great time of— henry has mentioned. i think they did a great time of learning - henry has mentioned. i think they did a great time of learning how. did a great time of learning how complex this is and also the very difficult position that the northern ireland assembly is and which is made up of various parties, including unionist parties and obviously sinn fein, they partners in government. this assembly is calling for calm is a single institution and all of those representatives have the same message of comb and trying to de—escalate tension. however, one side of that shared government is more sympathetic to the unionist anger at the area down the receipt in one of the reasons there protesting the other side of that, the partners in government are more sympathetic to the individuals who saw the controversy there over the lawbreaking and the lack of prosecution. it is very difficult for this institution to speak with one voice when it's two sites of
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radically different approaches and layers of sympathy with those were protesting even though they have all condemned the violence and the reasons making this front page of the six people involved, 65 officers injured, really shows that westminster thought that the northern ireland issue was done. we talked about up in the brexit negotiation. brexit has been done now and the idea that the problem would go away when the brexit deal was signed and clearly that's not the case it's me that the government want to focus a lot more on what's it de—escalate its list tensions. the guardian also picking up on the fact thatjoe biden is also talking about this. he has been quite vocal about this. he has been quite vocal about the protocol and the impact of brexit on the area and he is ramping up brexit on the area and he is ramping up pressure on number ten, henry over what is been happening and what
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has happened over this past week. the statement of that from joe biden's— the statement of that from joe biden's press secretary is what you would _ biden's press secretary is what you would expect from any white house press— would expect from any white house press secretary. appealing for calm and hoping things to quiet down. but as you _ and hoping things to quiet down. but as you are _ and hoping things to quiet down. but as you are saying, joe biden is very passionate — as you are saying, joe biden is very passionate about his irish roots and feels _ passionate about his irish roots and feels america's role in helping prolong — feels america's role in helping prolong the peace process in northern ireland very keenly and there _ northern ireland very keenly and there are — northern ireland very keenly and there are broader politics over that intervention from the us government from boris _ intervention from the us government from borisjohnson and intervention from the us government from boris johnson and joe intervention from the us government from borisjohnson and joe biden is probably— from borisjohnson and joe biden is probably going to make his first visit as— probably going to make his first visit as a — probably going to make his first visit as a precedent to the uk which is hopefully, going to take place in cornwall— is hopefully, going to take place in cornwall this summer and boris johnson — cornwall this summer and boris johnson wants to get on a good foot withjoe _ johnson wants to get on a good foot withjoe biden showing that he can
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help sooth rather than inflate tensions _ help sooth rather than inflate tensions and it would definitely be an important part given how strongly joe biden— an important part given how strongly joe biden feels about this issue. i think— joe biden feels about this issue. i think this — joe biden feels about this issue. i think this is another reminder of that _ think this is another reminder of that. ~ ., . ~' think this is another reminder of that. ~ ., ., ,, , ., that. would we make in terms of auoin that. would we make in terms of going forward — that. would we make in terms of going forward the _ that. would we make in terms of going forward the relationship i that. would we make in terms of. going forward the relationship with joe biden borisjohnson rachel. borisjohnson does want a good relationship but it's very different to the previous president, shall we say. to the previous president, shall we sa . �* ., , to the previous president, shall we sa. ., ., , say. boris johnson and donald trump are best friends _ say. boris johnson and donald trump are best friends and _ say. boris johnson and donald trump are best friends and boris _ say. boris johnson and donald trump are best friends and boris johnson i are best friends and borisjohnson is basically a british version of trump. we are slightly overblown with that. i think all world leaders found it incredibly challenging dealing with trump because of his unpredictability even though they may have came from similar political persuasions will stub just the idea that a president could agree to something of then change his mind over night was a bit of a headache for them, over night was a bit of a headache forthem, i imagine. and having a president who pressured on ci to eye with one of those issues but at
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least you understand the process in this

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