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tv   The Papers  BBC News  February 12, 2017 10:30pm-10:46pm GMT

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‘ rain bringing showery outbreaks of rain gci’oss bringing showery outbreaks of rain across south of england and south—west wales. for the rest of us, a dry day on tuesday. how much sunshine is open to doubt. it's a lot milderfurther sunshine is open to doubt. it's a lot milder further south and west. as we head towards the middle of the week, the front that saunters across the country bringing the odd shower and another one that will bring heavier and possibly thundery showers as well. some showers around through the middle of the week but sunshine as well and most of us will turn dry by thursday. for all of us it will be much milder than it is right now. hello. this is bbc news with nicholas owen. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment. first the headlines at 10:30. the white house has responded to north korea's latest ballistic missile test by vowing to stand by its allies in the region to deter what it called the menace of kim jong—un's regime. the commons speaker — john bercow — insists his impartiality hasn't been affected after revealing he voted remain in the eu referendum. his spokeswoman said the way he cast his ballot had no impact
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on his ability to deal fairly with all mps. la la land has been named best film at the baftas. emma stone won a best actress prize for her role in the musical which picked up a total of five awards. ken loach‘s drama i, daniel blake won a bafta for outstanding british film. labour's deputy leader, tom watson, has denied the party has been considering possible successors tojeremy corbyn — by testing the popularity of shadow cabinet members using focus groups. 1a retired bishops have written an open letter to church of england leaders, accusing them of failing to reflect fully the views of gay christians in an official report on the church's stance on sexuality on the meet the author this week, a double act, sarah crossan and bryan cullen, on the novel for young readers, we come apart, which they
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roped together. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are caroline frost, entertainment editor at the huffington post uk, and tony grew, parliamentary journalist. tomorrow's front pages. alongside a picture of the duke and duchess of cambridge arriving at the baftas the telegraph quotes the justice secretary liz truss as saying "wicked" offenders won't be released early in order to meet prison population targets. the express says there's fury at a new bid to wreck theresa may's brexit bill when it goes through the house of lords. "we all need tasers to fight terror" is the metro's headline following a survey of metropolitan police officers suggesting two in three believe the stun guns should be carried routinely by officers.
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and alongside a picture of emma stone who has taken the best actress oscar at the baftas: the guardian reports that whistle blowers face a full frontal attack by number 10 downing street. let's begin. the daily telegraph, forgetjail let's begin. the daily telegraph, forget jail numbers, criminals let's begin. the daily telegraph, forgetjail numbers, criminals will do time, who is saying this and what is it about? this is a preview of the speech that liz truss the justice secretary will give tomorrow in which she is going to say in her view wicked criminals, i'm not sure how she will define those, will spend longer behind bars. there has always been some controversy about the fact that people get released early as a matter of form, and that is to do with the problems we have in the prison system, which is why
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i'm surprised that she is saying she's going to be keeping people in prison longer, considering that the prison longer, considering that the prison system that she oversees is in crisis, with overcrowding under her watch. while the tory right may be interested in this idea that we will go back to a hanged and flog tory approach to law and order, i'm not sure that the prison system itself, it can't operate under its current capacity, so i'm not sure where these people will be spending their longer services. using the word wicked, we seem to be in an era where politicians start selling some strange things straightaway. it's like a strange things straightaway. it's likeafairy strange things straightaway. it's like a fairy tale. the idea of someone like a fairy tale. the idea of someone being innately wicked seems to chime quite badly with the idea that they are also talking about early interventions, nipping things in the bud, cutting things off at the pass. wicked is something that is totally corruptible from birth and never to be changed, and that doesn't chime with anything i
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understand. and it marks a change from david cameron's government's approach to these issues, rehabilitation and preventing people from becoming offenders, some would argue, me among them, should be the focus of the government's activities. tough on the causes of crime. exactly, one of the most famous slogans from 20 years ago. liz truss is saying that the 140% increase in sex offenders going to prison, so she's talking specifically about people being convicted of sex offences. and they talking about a rebuke to labour, if thatis talking about a rebuke to labour, if that is what it is, which called for the prison population to be halved from 85,000 to 42,000 as it was in 1890. was that the pledge? that was a lwa ys 1890. was that the pledge? that was always going to be unrealistic.” would have thought so. a lot of squaring the circle is going on from both parties. but two decade old tough on the causes of crime, to try tough on the causes of crime, to try
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to keep the country feeling safe, feeling that justice is to keep the country feeling safe, feeling thatjustice is being satisfied while dealing with the social problems that are behind so many crimes. as we know, labour did struggle with that. michael gove made big promises, it is always wonder when he is not seen as the ha rd est wonder when he is not seen as the hardest hitting of the politicians these problems. good luck if they think they can do it with this new approach, but i can't see it happening. he talked pretty tough, too. he didn't get much done, he wasn't in post for long. but why has the prison publishing gone up from 42,000 in 1990 to 85,000? has the country become more wicked? word of the night! or are we locking up people who should be locked up? let's move on. daily express. it has another line in stories apart from the weather and the usual royal things. they do talk a lot about
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brexit here. let's explain what they're talking about. furious at new bid to wreck huw exit. who is threatening to wreck it and why? this is the senior house, the house of lords, and we know that mrs may got a surprising mandate, surprisingly large. i do about tony with his knowledge of the corridors of power. so, really it should be full tea m of power. so, really it should be full team ahead, both parties have replied and perhaps mr corbyn has taken even more flak than he normally does because of the way his party agreed with so many of the terms, no amendments, lots of promises to fight on every corner, but it is going through. and of course we know that there is a stumbling block, there is the house of lords, and now the daily express, i think they try to conjure up some early fear, some early intervention so early fear, some early intervention so that everybody is on alert to the lords. there have even been implicit
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threat that if they try to stop this they will show their relevance, is that right? the ultimate thread that the government is under the impression it has is that it will abolish the house of lords, considering that parliamentary parties have been making that promise for more than a century, and it still carries on. the express even have a logo saying get us out of the eu. so next monday, when the lords comeback, of course they will put down those amendments to the bill in the winner tim beast did. the bill left the commons on amended which weakens their position considerably. i suspect they will try and amend it, but i suspect they would significa ntly frustrated. remind us how the lords is composed. a quick reading of that and you think that this conservative government faces to river calder is from too many other parties in the lords. is that right? what are the numbers? when david cameron became
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prime minister in 2015, he was the first tory prime minister ever not to have an in—built majority in the house of lords because the hereditary peers had been removed. the government needs to work with crossbenchers, they are more than 100, they are not affiliated to any party. they are some of the experts... experts are very out of fashion! they are not in the house of lords. the commons voted to remain, the conversation is not now about whether we vote to remain or leave, it is about how the government goes about triggering article 50. i did six they will significantly article 50. i did six they will significa ntly frustrate the article 50. i did six they will significantly frustrate the process. we talked about the extremely long history of people saying they want to abolish the house of lords, and also coming back to the idea that they might actually stuff it full of their own supporters, the government. but that is totally improbable, surely? given that david cameron created hundreds of peers
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and took a reputational hit for it, i don't think theresa may will have an appetite for that, but threatening peers is like threatening peers is like threatening judges, they don't care, they willjust do theirjob. caroline, the financial times, bringing us back to very much rather alarming things that happen in the world. north korea has been up to it again, a missile has gone up, and president trump, what i found fascinating about this story is that president trump is hosting the japanese prime minister, they are playing golf at the president's hideaway in florida, and then this happened. the timing not accidental, obviously. no, of course. we think they are playing golf, but no press have been allowed to witness president trump's swing. there was one picture. the president put that one picture. the president put that on his instagram account, it wasn't a press photo. meanwhile, north
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korea have taken the initiative and launched another missile into the sea of japan with all sorts of promises about upscaling their capacity. but basically, north korea are doing what they have been doing over the last few decades, saying that they have got the power, this isa that they have got the power, this is a little bit more evidence. i think it is as you say no excuse that president trump is entertaining the japanese premier as this is happening, and it is a case of putting him on the spot. a little bit of mini brickman ship in the first few weeks of his administration, and we know that —— brinkmanship in the first weeks of his administration, and we know that he things that things are terrible 01’ he things that things are terrible or awesome or sad orfailing. he things that things are terrible or awesome or sad or failing. or wicked? ! this is the first genuine grown—up test of his presidency and how he chooses to respond. and he did
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respond in a grown—up way by saying that we stand behind our allies. he didn't condemn the launch itself, some may think that is an omission, but he did say, we are with you, japan, south korea. i'mjust grateful he hasn't started a nuclear war already, so the fact that his response didn't involve him treating abuse at the north korean premier is probably a good sign. this is a major challenge now, whoever is in the white house, it doesn't matter how they conduct themselves, they have to face this issue. it is a major ongoing problem, and the issue with north korea is there is only one country that has any leveraged with them and that is china, and they are also neighbours in the south china sea attending to establish new land bases and islands with military bases, so this is a difficult balance and i hope president trump is aware of how subtle the gradations of diplomacy can be. an interesting detail in here, he said he committed himself to the great ally, japan, the remark
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that raised eyebrows in south korea because he didn't mention south korea as a great ally. this is complicated stuff and i hope he treads lightly or we could end with a much more situation than the one we have now which is a rogue state missiles around. indeed. let's move on. tony let's go with the metro having this story about this big survey of what police officers actually thought about guns, tasered and so on. is this the result of that? it is, and that is what i find it really interesting about this particular story, as you rightly said, the police federation, the trade union for police officers, they had a conversation about whether a knobbly should be armed, and they asked their members and found that most of them believe that they should have taser is, but that only one in four thinks that all police officers should carry guns. this is an important issue, we are one of the few countries in the world where police officers do not
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routinely carry firearms, and i think that is why we have so few incidents of police officers being killed by firearms. in any other country, your first option should you have a gun is to shoot the police officer, but that is one of the strength that we have in our policing. we are rare in that we have a sense of community policing, the police are not separate from the community, they police by consent. it is good to see that the vast majority still don't want weapons.” thought that one in for thinking they should carry guns actually is quite an advance on a few years ago. yes, i think so, and quite an advance on a few years ago. yes, ithink so, and i can quite an advance on a few years ago. yes, i think so, and i can remember asa yes, i think so, and i can remember as a child travelling to europe for the first time
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