tv The Papers BBC News September 1, 2020 10:30pm-10:46pm BST
a very difficult part of his life, is, i have to say, it's quite overwhelming. i was shown around by a local historian and guide, who explained the layout of the camp to me. these huts were meant to be, like, 250 prisoners of war in each hut. and then four huts had to use one latrine. so... but when some prisoners of war were here, those huts were highly overcrowded. so, how many do you think would have been in there at that time? nearly 400. wow. in fact, more than 300,000 prisoners, of 55 nationalities, were held here during the war. this is an example of a hut from the first generation of huts here. so, when my grandfather came here, it would have been in a very similar building to this? yes. butjust a few metres away? yes. after a period at sandbostel, my grandfather and his fellow
prisoners were marched some 15 miles away to a place called westertimke, where they built another camp, called milag nord. but all that remains of that camp today is this memorial to the 5000 merchant seamen who were held here. how many of them would stop at this memorial, do you think? but that's not the only memorial to the merchant navy, of course, the most prominent of which is here in greenwich, a reminder of the dangers the men faced. you've a 50% chance of not making it at these peak points in the conflict. and conditions would be poor, your pay was poor, and your recognition was also not up there with the armed forces. without the merchant navy, we could not have won world war ii. it's as simple as that. my grandfather did make it home to west wales before the end of the war, and despite fragile health, he lived to the age of 85. always modest, always hard—working, and always grateful.
in a rare comment on his difficult wartime experience, he said simply this. "i was very lucky." and he always thought of the tens of thousands of merchant seamen who did not return, but who made such a vital contribution to britain's survival in the second world war. and tomorrow it is the turn of mishal husain to share the story of her relatives and their wartime experiences. that's it. now on bbc one, time for the news where you are. have a very good night.
hello to viewers in the uk joining those around the world. it's now time for us to take a first look at the national and international front pages in the papers. hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. i'm joined tonight by katy balls, deputy political editor at the spectator, and sonia sodha, chief leader writer at the observer. tomorrow's front pages, starting with. .. the uk's daily telegraph leads with a concerns about the number of young people on benefits as the number of under—25s on universal credit almost doubled
during lockdown to more than half a million people. the guardian has two main stories on its front page. the first is a story about england's exam results row and claims that the education secretary was made aware of problems weeks before results day. and another story about new restrictions in the scottish city of glasgow following a rise in coronavirus cases there. le figaro reports on the french president's return to beirut following last month's blast, saying that he is giving lebanese leaders a "final chance" to reform the country. the international edition of the new york times features the rise of coronavirus in spain, which it reports is seeing the virus spread twice as fast as in the us and almost eight times as fast as it is in the uk.
meanwhile, the uk edition of the financial times looks at a renewed bid from scotland's leader nicola sturgeon for independence from the uk. looking very natty there in her ta rta n fa ce looking very natty there in her tartan face covering. so, let's begin. should we start with the new york times? a lot of viewers from around the world at the moment. second virus wave grips spanked and it makes the point that if italy were the harbinger of the first wave, spain seems to be the porton of the second. yes. spain was hit very badly the first time around. but this is a report looking at the seams in spain and one resident says there is a sense of deja vu occurring. we have known the cases in spain are on the rise. here in
the uk, we had spain as one of the first country to have an air bridge. brits being told they could go to spain on holiday and then had that retracted. at that time, the government came under heavy criticism for doing it so abruptly but i think there is probably a sense of feeling vindicated for that decision because since then you have seen decision because since then you have seen the rates go up significantly. and we know that it rises exponentially and is why in a way the targets are set very low for quarantining and remaining air bridges. but what if it is on here is admissions to hospitals because one thing we have heard across europe is cases going up but hospital admissions not. following the rite of passage in the first web at various factors could lead to that with the young but this is a reminder that we can see things repeating themselves in the big worry is that this is just the beginning and spain east lockdown with quite a few other european
countries we are going to see it happening in other parts of europe asa did happening in other parts of europe as a did the first time a big concern in a lot countries right now. it is pretty ominous. for 40,000 cases and i thought quite a striking with the pictures they use and a patient taken into emergency room and at malaga and underneath that a beach attendant straining under these mattresses and another city or the beach bars and beach fronts have been crammed with people. i think the issue for spain has been its economy is so reliant on tourism which is why the spanish government was really lobbying countries like the uk which sends a lot of tourists to spain every year to put spain on the safe left initially. i think it is a real problem for economies are so rely on tourism for of it was a been a very difficult place. do you reopen and try and save the economy but obviously people going to spain and
the beach and for the nightlife or do you sort of trust to try and keep bars and nightclubs closed for example and that has been a live issue and debate in spain. if you look at the infection rates now, they have really tipped up and is now over 100,000 so it is far, far in excess of that threshold the government looks at and i think people in the uk who look across to spain and feel really worried in the same way we were looking across to italy in late february. and i think it is very poignant the quotes we have got on the front there from relatives who sort of have seen relatives who sort of have seen relatives going to hospital with very serious covid symptoms in the first wife only for themselves there again everyone isjust hoping that thatis again everyone isjust hoping that that is situation that other countries in europe can avoid. but it does not bode well and it does show that you have to act so quickly
to act locally once it starts to be an evidence spike in infections to stop this thing spreading because as katie just said we know it can grow exponentially very quickly. and not meant for anyone planning to go abroad on holiday at the last minute because you don't know where you stand. now to the telegraph. record number of young on benefits. universal credit claims doubling. but the chancellor has got some more money. yes, we have a new scheme. no longer have priced to but this is being targeted at young adults ultimately and it is the kick—start scheme which launches tomorrow and ultimately it is to offer six—month placements with the government will pay the wages to that age group. i think the hope is because we know this group are so disadvantaged by the response to coronavirus, you look at this sector is the young
tend to work in, so hospitality industry and things like that which we know are badly affected but secondly people graduating right now who are finishing school right now and looking for that way in, a lot harderfor and looking for that way in, a lot harder for several reasons including distancing. 0ffices harder for several reasons including distancing. offices are not really operating. this is to try and help them. while it will clearly do something, it is a very wide gap ultimately if you look at how far backwards we are going on some of the things and i think if you look again at quite sobering statistics in terms of the number of claims going up and that is people not having totally wound down so i think it is looking fairly bleak. but eat out to help out surprise people and perhaps this game will do that to a degree but we need to see what type of placement and position people are going into because it affects everyone. the prime minister in upbeat form today talking about the huge numbers of people who have gone back into the offices but does not
said to be supported by the data, does it? no. rather unfortunate for borisjohnson on a does it? no. rather unfortunate for boris johnson on a day where he was say citizens are to returning to work and lots of reasons for optimism that actually we saw new stats from transport for london in particular showing that there is barely more londoners commuting into work and there were last week and the numbers are still 70% down. maybe they all cycled. maybe. i live in london but did not see anybody on their bikes sol in london but did not see anybody on their bikes so i think when you look at company data as well, who is back in the office, i think companies are taking it much more slowly than the government would like. in my view, i sorta personally think that is right. we should be quite cautious about this and i think the last few months of show so people are able to and like working from home. so many ways, the wants to sort of save the city in urban economies and tasks in her economies are getting back into the spaces but i think it is best
they more cautious approach and to have a targeted furlough scheme for the hospitality industry and other industries are hard—hit in city and town centres to centres to continue town centres to centres to continue to encourage people to work from home. because it leaves public transport networks, it leaves city and a family spaces for the people who really have to work with a solid job they do. sol who really have to work with a solid job they do. so i think the prime minister is trying to strike a more bombastic tone but it is on the case of back to business as usual no matter how much he wishes that were the case. i want to touch on one small story on the front of the telegraph but our lead on bbc world news, than on trunk comparing us rioters to terrorists, domestic terror as it flies into kenosha in the last few hours. do you want to just talk about that because most people would think a traditional president would be going to a place like this to try and call him and embrace everyone there but this is not really donald trump's message.
no. we are clearly building up to an election and actually when it comes to this response, democratic politician suggested donald trump should not visit because it could inflame tensions and given the rise have been taking place in the protests. but he decided to go anyway. it touches on clearly his message that he has moved to an election campaign is to go strong law and order looking at the protesting place, what is happening on the streets, that seems to be working in his camp that they think they will have the best chance of winning over voters. so people will ta ke winning over voters. so people will take great issue with this but you have to look at it through an electoral lands probably to see what he is trying to do here. but you hear them talking about and comparing us writers to domestic terrorists and we have also had recently him talking about policeman and those who have been accused of
shooting unnecessary force in relation to others. that golf analogy. if you don't mind, can we move on a bit quickly to trying get through a few more. we have the figaro with macron there. demanding more from the lebanese political leaders ahead of this donors conference in mid—october. a bit uncomfortable and think about a french leader making demands of a four protectorate 100 years on. do you think after reclaiming the birth ofa you think after reclaiming the birth of a greater lebanon. it is slightly uncomfortable and this is on the seat second trip he is made to lebanon since the awful explosion we saw last month. lebanon finds itself ina saw last month. lebanon finds itself in a really tight spot. we had this explosion that caused such damage, had a huge impact on the lebanese