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hello, this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment. first, the headlines. a welcome from england's city regions outside london — for an announcement of nearly £7 billion to improve their transport networks. but they say more money is needed. a senior government adviser on covid warns the uk could face another lockdown at christmas and tells people they shouldn't wait for ministers to take action. the warning comes as two of the biggest teaching unions have called for tougher covid measures in schools in england to combat a rise in infections. court documents reveal that alec baldwin was told a prop gun was safe, moments before he accidentally killed a crew member on a film set.
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hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are education editor from the sunday times sian griffiths and political correspondent from pa, geri scott. tomorrow's front pages, starting with... amid rising covid infections, the observer says the uk health security agency, formerly public health england, has written to local councils to canvass their level of support for the rollout of plan b covid rules. the independent has been speaking to health professionals who warn the nhs faces its hardest winter yet, as soaring covid cases combine with a surge in a&e demand. the telegraph says the chancellor
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will use next week's budget statement to announce plans for a digital overhaul of the nhs. the paper also has a picture of the head armourer on the film set where alec baldwin shot and killed cinematographer halyna hutchins. the upcoming budget is also the lead for the express which says plans to beef up border security will be at the heart of the chancellor's speech. the times leads on the case of a british soldier who has confessed to murdering a 21—year—old woman while training in kenya in 2012. and as the cop climate summit looms, the mirror claims borisjohnson flew over 1,000 miles in two weeks byjetting between campaign trips and events on a private jet. so, let's begin... that was a look at the front pages. lovely to have you back for our look
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through those pun dashed front pages. jerry, kick us off with a front page of the observer, we are hearing a lot about plan b. we front page of the observer, we are hearing a lot about plan b.- hearing a lot about plan b. we are heafina hearing a lot about plan b. we are hearin: a hearing a lot about plan b. we are hearing a lot _ hearing a lot about plan b. we are hearing a lot about _ hearing a lot about plan b. we are hearing a lot about plan _ hearing a lot about plan b. we are hearing a lot about plan b - hearing a lot about plan b. we are hearing a lot about plan b and - hearing a lot about plan b. we are hearing a lot about plan b and so. hearing a lot about plan b and so far ministers and the prime minister had said we are not there yet we don't need to introduce new covid restrictions. things like wearing the masks and social distancing and working from home if you can. but it sounds like, yes, the uk health security agency, the new name for what we would know as public health england, has been canvassing local councils to see how ready they might be to introduce it, which the observer is saying is the clearest sign yet that we might be getting there, the pressure is on the nhs and the rising infections in the slower roll—out of the boosterjabs, may be, was hoped, it is probably sensible to be prepared but yes, this is a sign that may be we are getting there. it
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this is a sign that may be we are getting there-— getting there. it was quite a damnin: getting there. it was quite a damning indictment, - getting there. it was quite a damning indictment, don'ti getting there. it was quite a i damning indictment, don't you getting there. it was quite a - damning indictment, don't you think, si, to hear, ignore the government and look after yourself.— and look after yourself. there is a sense of d in _ and look after yourself. there is a sense of d ja vu _ and look after yourself. there is a sense of d ja vu where _ sense of d ja vu where scientists are saying — sense of d ja vu where scientists are saying we really need to take more _ are saying we really need to take more precautions than we are taking to avoid _ more precautions than we are taking to avoid covid rates continue to rise as — to avoid covid rates continue to rise as fast _ to avoid covid rates continue to rise as fast as they are, then the government on the other hand are saying. _ government on the other hand are saying. no, — government on the other hand are saying, no, we're all right, let's 'ust saying, no, we're all right, let's just weit— saying, no, we're all right, let's just wait a — saying, no, we're all right, let's just wait a while and see how we go. and it _ just wait a while and see how we go. and it kind _ just wait a while and see how we go. and it kind of throws you back to last year. — and it kind of throws you back to last year, did the government act enough _ last year, did the government act enough to— last year, did the government act enough to bring in things like face marks? _ enough to bring in things like face marks? 50— enough to bring in things like face marks? so you get that feeling again that there _ marks? so you get that feeling again that there is a bit of a stand—off, maybe _ that there is a bit of a stand—off, maybe ministers are not listening to the scientists they should be. but i think— the scientists they should be. but i think what— the scientists they should be. but i think what is happening this week is a schoote— think what is happening this week is a schools are on half term, i think maybe _ a schools are on half term, i think maybe ministers are thinking, well, let's say, _ maybe ministers are thinking, well, let's say, with schools being closed and children not mingling, may be
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transmission rates will plateau, maybe — transmission rates will plateau, maybe this will be a bit of a circuit— maybe this will be a bit of a circuit breaker and i think they definitely— circuit breaker and i think they definitely don't want to bring in things— definitely don't want to bring in things before the climate change conference in glasgow at the weekend. so, yeah, it does feel like a very— weekend. so, yeah, it does feel like a very awkward time at the moment. i think, _ a very awkward time at the moment. i think, probably, what the scientists are saying — think, probably, what the scientists are saying to individuals is, look, act responsibly, if you are on a crowded — act responsibly, if you are on a crowded tube train, do wear a face mask, _ crowded tube train, do wear a face mask, and — crowded tube train, do wear a face mask, and that seems very sensible. i'm mask, and that seems very sensible. i'm going _ mask, and that seems very sensible. i'm going to— mask, and that seems very sensible. i'm going to stay with you sian, because we are taking your paper next. kick us off, please. nhs staff being forced, possibly, to have both jabs. being forced, possibly, to have both 'abs. , , , ., being forced, possibly, to have both 'abs. , ., ., jabs. this is based on an interview that our political _ jabs. this is based on an interview that our political editor— jabs. this is based on an interview that our political editor did - jabs. this is based on an interview that our political editor did with i that our political editor did with saiid _ that our political editor did with sajid javid, as you say, it is a story— sajid javid, as you say, it is a story about _ sajid javid, as you say, it is a story about ministers planning to enact _ story about ministers planning to enact laws to make vaccines mandatory for nhs staff. it will be
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a very— mandatory for nhs staff. it will be a very controversial move. this has already— a very controversial move. this has already been done for care home workers. — already been done for care home workers, and then now they seem to be workers, and then now they seem to he plans— workers, and then now they seem to he plans to _ workers, and then now they seem to be plans to do the same thing for doctors _ be plans to do the same thing for doctors and nurses and anyone working — doctors and nurses and anyone working within the nhs. apparently, there are _ working within the nhs. apparently, there are about 106,000 staff in england — there are about 106,000 staff in england who still have not been vaccinated in the nhs, which seems pretty— vaccinated in the nhs, which seems pretty extraordinary, that is about 7% of— pretty extraordinary, that is about 7% of the — pretty extraordinary, that is about 7% of the workforce. i think it makes — 7% of the workforce. i think it makes sense, if you are working with vulnerable _ makes sense, if you are working with vulnerable patients, why wouldn't you want— vulnerable patients, why wouldn't you want to be vaccinated to keep both yourself and to keep them safe? but they— both yourself and to keep them safe? but they will inevitably be staff who won't want to have the vaccine and then— who won't want to have the vaccine and then you have that problem which we also _ and then you have that problem which we also had _ and then you have that problem which we also had a the care homes, should they be _ we also had a the care homes, should they be fired, will they have to leave _ they be fired, will they have to leave theirjobs? and then will they be staff— leave theirjobs? and then will they be staff shortages within the nhs? well people to come forward and replace _ well people to come forward and replace them? it is a interesting story _ replace them? it is a interesting story it — replace them? it is a interesting story. it goes on to say that sajid javid _ story. it goes on to say that sajid javid has— story. it goes on to say that sajid javid has set up a war room, he is
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making _ javid has set up a war room, he is making other plans to try and ease pressures— making other plans to try and ease pressures on the nhs, he is doing things— pressures on the nhs, he is doing things like — pressures on the nhs, he is doing things like setting up community diagnostic centres and suppliers for surgical— diagnostic centres and suppliers for surgical hubs which could fast track those _ surgical hubs which could fast track those routine operations like hip and knee — those routine operations like hip and knee operations that tend to, you know. — and knee operations that tend to, you know, at the moment, people have very lohg _ you know, at the moment, people have very long waiting list to get them. here _ very long waiting list to get them. here is _ very long waiting list to get them. here is a — very long waiting list to get them. here is a question to you, geri. sajid javid considered last week that there is the possibility that we could hit 100,000 cases a day, so he conceded that. now, if they are going to fire staff are not having the jabs, where is the capacity within the nhs?— the jabs, where is the capacity within the nhs? , ., , , ., within the nhs? yes, absolutely, and i think that within the nhs? yes, absolutely, and i think that is — within the nhs? yes, absolutely, and i think that is definitely _ within the nhs? yes, absolutely, and i think that is definitely something . i think that is definitely something that he is going to have to grapple with. but cases doesn't necessarily mean hospitalisations, it doesn't necessarily mean i see new beds. i think what ministers are banking on is the number of people in the community as well who have had those two doses and hopefully soon more people getting that booster vaccine
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that will mean even if they do catch the disease it won't be as serious as it might have been otherwise. of course, it is still very severe for a lot of people and we are seeing far too many deaths but there has been a move from focusing on case rates to hospitalisations and deaths, and i imagine that is what the government will look at. it deaths, and i imagine that is what the government will look at. it does seem, the government will look at. it does seem. geri. — the government will look at. it does seem. geri. as— the government will look at. it does seem, geri, as if— the government will look at. it does seem, geri, as if everything - the government will look at. it does seem, geri, as if everything is - seem, geri, as if everything is being placed on vaccination roll—out because the sunday telegraph has a piece on, please get your booster jabs to save christmas. we are always trying to save christmas, what about after christmas? this is a messaue what about after christmas? this is a message we _ what about after christmas? this is a message we have _ what about after christmas? this is a message we have seen _ what about after christmas? this is a message we have seen ramped . what about after christmas? this is | a message we have seen ramped up what about after christmas? this is i a message we have seen ramped up in the last few days. and rates have been lower than may be had been hoped but i did hear quite an interesting take from a member of the jcvi who interesting take from a member of thejcvi who said there are a lot of different vaccination programme is ongoing at the moment, if you think of the ones we're seeing from 12 to
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15—year—olds, 30 doses for those who have low immune systems, so they really are trying to push people to come forward as soon as they are eligible for that booster which is around six months after your second jabs, if you are over 50, to get it booked in and get it done. let’s booked in and get it done. let's sta with booked in and get it done. let's stay with a _ booked in and get it done. let's stay with a front _ booked in and get it done. let's stay with a front page _ booked in and get it done. let's stay with a front page of- booked in and get it done. let's stay with a front page of the telegraph, sian, and plans being unveiled about what is going to happen with the queen when she attends public events. yes. happen with the queen when she attends public events.— happen with the queen when she attends public events. yes, so away from the nhs, _ attends public events. yes, so away from the nhs, this _ attends public events. yes, so away from the nhs, this is _ attends public events. yes, so away from the nhs, this is a _ attends public events. yes, so away from the nhs, this is a story - attends public events. yes, so away from the nhs, this is a story aboutl from the nhs, this is a story about the queen— from the nhs, this is a story about the queen going to be accompanied by a member— the queen going to be accompanied by a member of herfamily the queen going to be accompanied by a member of her family at all times when— a member of her family at all times when she— a member of her family at all times when she attends a public event, so either— when she attends a public event, so either one _ when she attends a public event, so either one of her children are one of her— either one of her children are one of her grandchildren, and the idea is that— of her grandchildren, and the idea is that the — of her grandchildren, and the idea is that the royal family is very keen— is that the royal family is very keen to — is that the royal family is very keen to avoid letting the public down _ keen to avoid letting the public down in — keen to avoid letting the public down in the event that there is a health— down in the event that there is a health scare again with the queen. and this _ health scare again with the queen. and this follows the queen cancelling a trip to northern ireiand _ cancelling a trip to northern ireland this week on doctor's orders and i_
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ireland this week on doctor's orders and i think— ireland this week on doctor's orders and i think at the moment she is resting _ and i think at the moment she is resting at— and i think at the moment she is resting at windsor castle. i think sometimes she doesn't so much and she's— sometimes she doesn't so much and she's so— sometimes she doesn't so much and she's so busy, i think people sometimes seem to forget she is 95, which _ sometimes seem to forget she is 95, which is _ sometimes seem to forget she is 95, which is an— sometimes seem to forget she is 95, which is an extraordinary age, so, yeah. _ which is an extraordinary age, so, yeah, they're starring the telegraph, an interesting one, it is not saying — telegraph, an interesting one, it is not saying she's got to stop public duties— not saying she's got to stop public duties trut— not saying she's got to stop public duties but she is going to be accompanied on them by a close member— accompanied on them by a close member herfamily. accompanied on them by a close member her family.— accompanied on them by a close member her family. geri, like sian 'ust said, member her family. geri, like sian just said. 95 _ member her family. geri, like sian just said, 95 and _ member her family. geri, like sian just said, 95 and still— member her family. geri, like sian just said, 95 and still out - member her family. geri, like sian just said, 95 and still out and i just said, 95 and still out and about. ~ , ,., , just said, 95 and still out and about. ~ , , ., , .,, about. absolutely, and she has scaled back _ about. absolutely, and she has scaled back some _ about. absolutely, and she has scaled back some of _ about. absolutely, and she has scaled back some of her- about. absolutely, and she has - scaled back some of her engagements, you see charles doing a lot more of the knighting of people and things like that, nowadays, too. but she is still keen to do her duty, as it seems, and if we know anything about the queen it is that she is very proud of those duties and was to carry them out is that the country. it does sound like she is resting up and is back at windsor castle, the pm said on friday that he thought she was back at her desk so it
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sounds like she has got straight back on it even though she's not quite back up to full speed yet. we are going to stay with the royal family, sian, as we turn to the front page of the times and cop26 coming up and prince charles featuring very strongly in this. yes, this is a story about a child is reviewing _ yes, this is a story about a child is reviewing his fossil fuelled fund — is reviewing his fossil fuelled fund. this is his consolation charity, _ fund. this is his consolation charity, the princes foundation, and it has— charity, the princes foundation, and it has launched a review about its policy _ it has launched a review about its policy for — it has launched a review about its policy for donation and this is again— policy for donation and this is again before the climate change conference. we know that prince charles— conference. we know that prince charles is— conference. we know that prince charles is a — conference. we know that prince charles is a huge supporter of conservation causes, he has sympathised with extinction rebellion, but the problem here is, in fact— rebellion, but the problem here is, in fact he _ rebellion, but the problem here is, in fact he is— rebellion, but the problem here is, in fact he is expecting to play quite — in fact he is expecting to play quite a lead role in the conference next week — quite a lead role in the conference next week. but the problem he has is that the _ next week. but the problem he has is that the princes foundation seems to receive _ that the princes foundation seems to receive funding from the saudi
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arabian — receive funding from the saudi arabian oil company, which is, it is produced almost 5% of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions so that is pretty— greenhouse gas emissions so that is pretty embarrassing. this company has stated — pretty embarrassing. this company has stated to the princes foundation and so _ has stated to the princes foundation and so i _ has stated to the princes foundation and so i think the statement that has been — and so i think the statement that has been put out by prince charles is that— has been put out by prince charles is that these donations are being reviewed — is that these donations are being reviewed. obviously, in advance of this conference. because itjust doesn't — this conference. because itjust doesn't look great to be taking donations from the fossil fuel company— donations from the fossil fuel company when you are also preaching a very— company when you are also preaching a very strong environmental message. geri, a _ a very strong environmental message. geri, a lot _ a very strong environmental message. geri, a lot of— a very strong environmental message. geri, a lot of people will be asking does his voice add weight or credence to the issue of climate change? i credence to the issue of climate chan . e? ~ credence to the issue of climate chance? ,, ., , credence to the issue of climate chance? ,, . , , ., change? i think charles is someone who has been _ change? i think charles is someone who has been speaking _ change? i think charles is someone who has been speaking about i change? i think charles is someone who has been speaking about this l who has been speaking about this issue for a number of years. it was only a couple of weeks ago that he said he was powering his car on cheese and wine rather than fuel, and he is generally someone that has
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cared about conservation for a long time, more years than we have been talking about it. so, this is embarrassing, and i think that makes it even more embarrassing because he's kind of green credentials, if you will, were already boosted up, like you say, he was meant to play a central role in cop, i am sure he still will but i imagine he will want to get this saga sorted out before hand so he can say it has been dealt with and isn't quite the embarrassment that it might be otherwise. �* , ., ., otherwise. let's turn to the front .a i e otherwise. let's turn to the front -a~e of otherwise. let's turn to the front page of the _ otherwise. let's turn to the front page of the observer _ otherwise. let's turn to the front page of the observer and - otherwise. let's turn to the front page of the observer and it i otherwise. let's turn to the front page of the observer and it is i page of the observer and it is facebook on the front page, what is going on there, sian? this facebook on the front page, what is going on there, sian?— going on there, sian? this is the story about _ going on there, sian? this is the story about the _ going on there, sian? this is the story about the facebook - story about the facebook whistle—blower whose revelations whistle— blower whose revelations have been whistle—blower whose revelations have been quite widely reported in america _ have been quite widely reported in america. she is coming to london and she will— america. she is coming to london and she will be giving evidence to mps on monday in what she is saying is that mark— on monday in what she is saying is that mark zuckerberg and facebook have done — that mark zuckerberg and facebook have done too little to address some of the harms that the social media
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giant— of the harms that the social media giant has— of the harms that the social media giant has allegedly caused, but sometimes the company knew about the kinds of harms that come from facebook— kinds of harms that come from facebook and use of facebook and they didn't — facebook and use of facebook and they didn't actually shut them down. and we _ they didn't actually shut them down. and we have heard a lot about some of the _ and we have heard a lot about some of the harms that have happened, things— of the harms that have happened, things like — of the harms that have happened, things like young, depressed children, when they go on things like instagram and they look for, you know. — like instagram and they look for, you know, sites about sadness, they -et you know, sites about sadness, they get deluged with very serious self—harm images, sometimes even, you know. _ self—harm images, sometimes even, you know, ideas about killing themselves. and that has been linked to some _ themselves. and that has been linked to some death. and it is that kind of harm _ to some death. and it is that kind of harm that france haugen will highlight— of harm that france haugen will highlight i think in front of mps on monday, _ highlight i think in front of mps on monday, and a question is with the online _ monday, and a question is with the online harms bill going through parliament, will we be able to do
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enough _ parliament, will we be able to do enough to— parliament, will we be able to do enough to persuade or even force the social— enough to persuade or even force the social media — enough to persuade or even force the social media giants to take these kinds _ social media giants to take these kinds of— social media giants to take these kinds of issues much more seriously than they— kinds of issues much more seriously than they have in the past. geri, ou are than they have in the past. geri, you are nodding _ than they have in the past. geri, you are nodding away, _ than they have in the past. geri, you are nodding away, your i than they have in the past. (zei' , you are nodding away, your thoughts on the story. it is you are nodding away, your thoughts on the story-— on the story. it is interesting because we _ on the story. it is interesting because we had _ on the story. it is interesting because we had the - on the story. it is interesting because we had the culturall because we had the cultural secretary speak about online harms that are life safety just secretary speak about online harms that are life safetyjust in the past day or so, she connected it littlebit to the death of the conservative mp sir david amis and, you know, whilst she said if you crackdown on things like a piece on social media, that might not have stopped this but it does highlight the threats that people in the public eye are under, so that is another strand to this, as well as the ones that sian just highlighted, so there is a big question about how far that and want to go in this regulation. there is talk of potentially finding these companies if they break certain rules. the social medias don't seem happy about it, of course they wouldn't. but
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there does seem to be a kind of watershed moment coming where

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