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thousands of people in texas are queueing to pay their last respects to george floyd, the man whose killing by police has sparked protests around the world. the memorial is being held in houston, where mr floyd grew up. meanwhile, the police officer accused of murdering george floyd has appeared briefly in court via video link. the judge in minneapolis set derek chauvin‘s bail at over one million dollars. the american economy has officially entered a recession because of the coronavirus. the national bureau of economic research said the last period of growth ended in february, putting an end to more than a decade of economic expansion. us prosecutors have accused britain's prince andrew of falsely claiming to cooperate with the investigation into the convicted sex offenderjeffrey epstein. the prince's lawyers said he had offered three times to help.
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hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the writer and academic, maya goodfellow and the deputy political editor of the daily express, sam lister. welcome back to you both. let's look at some of the front pages. the times reports that home secretary, priti patel, has told a police chief that he must uphold the law after his officers failed to stop anti—racism protesters from toppling the statue of a slave trader and throwing it into bristol harbour. according to the guardian, there are urgent plans are being drawn up to reduce tensions and address anger over disproportionate police action against black and minority ethnic people as black lives matter protests are expected in dozens of towns
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and cities by the weekend. the daily mail leads with prince andrew and american prosecutors accusing each other, in relation to thejeffrey epstein case, with the prince complaining he's being treated as a second—class citizen by the us justice system. the daily mirror highlights comments from german police that there is "some evidence" the new madeleine mccann suspect carried out the crime, and that madeleine is no longer alive. the metro carries a warning that new uk quarantine rules will do little to control coronavirus but will harm businesses and costjobs. the daily telegraph focuses on schools in the uk not being able to reopen fully till september at the earliest. the financial times reports that bp is to cut 10,000 jobs,
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with the coronavirus—induced slump in demand for oil partly to blame. and if you're looking for some good news, you may have to go all the way to new zealand, where the herald celebrates the country being one of only nine in the world with no active covid—19 cases, meaning nearly all lockdown restrictions have been lifted, although strict border measures remain for the foreseeable future. a wonderful day for new zealand. let's kick off. maia, talk us through uk protests and this bid to diffuse tensions —— maya. what are they discussing? its really thinking about the kind of policing going around minority, ethnic and
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black people in particular, and trying to deal with that in a more systematic way. i think it's something to reflect on is why people are so angry, why people are out in the streets protesting. 0ne thing that often happens when we have these discussions is america is far worse that the uk in distinct forms of racism that go on in the uk are us are different. there are a lot of overlap. just a really quickly no before i did this review, i was watching city in limbo, whose life was destroyed by hostile environment policies. people are still compensated who are affected andi still compensated who are affected and i think when we think about this, that really powerful tv programme, which i urge everyone to watch, really highlighted why it is we are in this moment and we need to reflect on institutional racism in
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britain. do you think people could pull down the statue and cause the damage in london that should be prosecuted? no, i think damage in london that should be prosecuted? no, ithink what damage in london that should be prosecuted? no, i think what should happen in this moment is a reflection on where some of this country —— comes from, and why it is with that statue, why it is that people pulled it down that way after yea rs people pulled it down that way after years and years and years of trying to get it down through more legal means and means that keir starmer talk about today. when you are consistently being discriminated against, when you consistently feel like you are not heard, we are consistently being treated in a particular way, it's no surprise that you will want to express yourself in this particular way. i think the power of the protest is not only people like george floyd, who died in the us, we also have a long history. sarah read, people who
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have died in these circumstances will i think should be reflect on. do you agree with that? these people should be prosecuted ? do you agree with that? these people should be prosecuted? that's not what priti patel or the prime minister has said. no, but it's also importantly not what keir starmer is saying. he said it was totally wrong for people to pull down the statue in bristol. so it's... it's not for small groups of people to go around deciding what, how a city should operate, what should be in that city. there is a cancel, it's a labour, lived in city. —— lib dem. the party leader has made it quite clear that it's totally wrong to go around doing what happened. also, we've seen scenes of around doing what happened. also,
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we've seen scenes of protesters throwing bikes at police, vandalizing the winston churchill statue, i think it's important to remember these are very, very small minorities of protesters, largely peaceful protesters. the prime minister has said that obviously, he thinks that people who have been omitting wrongdoings should be prosecuted, but he would not ignore the anger of the peaceful protesters —— committing wrongdoings. he accepts action needs to be taken. i think peaceful protest is the way forward. let's move on to the times. london mayor putting pressure on the police ahead of more of these expected rallies among black lives matter. some sympathy for the police in terms of how to control the situations like this. that raises lots of questions as well of how thousands of people were allowed out onto the streets. yeah, i mean there
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is easing going on and that is —— what a lot of protesters are saying is really expressing how they feel racism is impacting their lives. the threat they feel about that systematic racism that i do not think should be ignored. i think what's really important is there's a lot of discussion going on around how people feel around being torn down —— the statue being torn down. what we need to recognise about this kind of protest is what it reflects, that it reflects decades and decades of institutional racism in britain. for people that are talking about the destruction of history, how the statue is being torn down is being seen statue is being torn down is being seen by some people —— if we want to talk about the destruction of history, i would
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talk about the destruction of history, iwould be talk about the destruction of history, i would be up for having a conversation of operation legacy, when colonialist destroyed some of the atrocities they committed during the atrocities they committed during the empire. that's what i would like to see talked about. that's why i wa nt to see talked about. that's why i want this discussion to go, where a lot of people putting it. while people want to focus around discussing the legality of this, i think there's much bare conversation going on, which a lot of the protesters have been talking about for a long time. very difficult issue for the police, how to keep things as calm as possible without provoking huge crowds and try to have as light touch as possible. provoking huge crowds and try to have as light touch as possiblem incredibly difficult. just a few years ago, i actually covered a riot that broke out quite near where i live, and i saw the police being
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absolutely provoked, having water thrown at them, all kinds of things raining down. they stood there and i was quite amazed at the level to which they didn't respond, and i think that's what we are seeing here. essentially, police have been trained nowadays to not respond to provocation when people are raining down these protests, they've been trained to not react. so despite some of... as i say, it is a small group of people who have been behaving like this, but the police have managed to retain composer and not respond unkind. and try and take the heat out of situations when possible. let's go on to the metro. winston rescues churchill. the main story, this is
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pretty pointless on these new quarantine rules, 42 exceptions. who's going to actually police at and how effective it will be policed when the rest of the world has a lower r number than we do —— we do any cases with yellow saying these kinds of mothers -- measures needed to come in much are they are because we are worried about people coming in and infecting the population. then spreading the virus at a rapid rate, when actually it, the problem is within the uk in terms of how widespread the virus is or at least what we know in terms of testing systematically. also, one of the things being pointed out is there are also people saying there will be this current team and then people using public transport and
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going out to get essentials, how effective is that? really, what we know that this has come far too late. do you think this will last the full three weeks before the official reconsideration of this?” think they want to ease it quicker than that. obviously, there is some good disquiet among many of the conservatives. about the impacts on tourism, one of our major industries. obviously, airline bosses are completely raging about this. so, there's certainly a desire, i think, this. so, there's certainly a desire, ithink, to this. so, there's certainly a desire, i think, to ease this. so, there's certainly a desire, ithink, to ease it this. so, there's certainly a desire, i think, to ease it as soon as possible. initially, the public we re very as possible. initially, the public were very supportive, so we'll see how that comes out two weeks into it. you are talking about the damage to the tourism industry and the airlines who are hopping mad about this. the financial consequences on
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big oil companies as well, very clear. bp 2/ 10,000 jobs, big oil companies as well, very clear. bp 2/10,000jobs, as big oil companies as well, very clear. bp 2/ 10,000 jobs, as far as prizes and handle oil. i fear we will see handle oil. ifear we will see more headlines like this. i think there's two things. one, the really primary concern in this moment of whether —— people's jobs and people losing theirjobs and there must be financial support, and not only through sectors of industry, but also people if they lose theirjobs. i think the other thing with this particular story being about bp is i actually think, ican imagine being about bp is i actually think, i can imagine here in the uk, but also people in the uk —— us will be pushing to make sure any changes will happen to make sure it is done
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ina will happen to make sure it is done in a greenway. at the same time, it's looking at people's livelihood. making sure this move out of coronavirus, which is maybe a bit too soon, is green. let's move on to the telegraph. schools may remain close beyond september, terrible news for people in particular that the least advantage will suffer the most. also for pa rents will suffer the most. also for parents who perhaps are having to home school at the moment. and trying tojuggle work home school at the moment. and trying to juggle work around that as well. and has huge implications. as you say, it's notjust the children. if the parents as well. unless the economy is restarting. it's going to be very difficult for parents to get back if they have responsibilities, but i guess these are secondary schools we are looking at, so slightly older. once —— the health
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secretary said today that he hopes that secondary schools will be opened by september, but it wasn't a guarantee that they would be. it's a disadvantage —— the disadvantage to people who lose out the most. losing half a year at school, how you catch up half a year at school, how you catch upi half a year at school, how you catch up i don't know. we want outbreak could have begun as early as autumn. —— wuhan outbreak. interesting how these assumptions were drawn using satellites and other data. talk us through that the pillow i believe it's harvard university. have done this satellite imagery, looking at people going to hospitals, and looking at cars and looking at who those people word and tallying that with things online in terms of
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thinking about sickness and diarrhoea. there may have been an outbreak of coronavirus that should have been suggested. it would be interesting to say how this pans out in terms of many countries around the world. but the problem is that the world. but the problem is that the chinese have ruled that out in terms of investigators to actually go in on the ground, haven't they? we have. i guess international pressure will come there at some point. donald trump has made clear his views, and we've got quite a class going on there. when there is a 620 meeting next, then this will bea a 620 meeting next, then this will be a major issue on the agenda. this is what we can all be dreaming of. i'm not sure when it will happen for us. i'm not sure when it will happen for us. the new zealand herald, fantastic picture there.
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a real landmark for this country. much smaller population, but they pray the worst will never return. much smaller population, but they pray the worst will never returnm this is obviously a great day for people in new zealand to be leaving this kind of period of uncertainty, and there's a lot of fear and anxiety. like you say, the hopes for it to never return, i think is really astonishing. yes, it is a small population, but 22 people have died in new zealand from coronavirus. although that is still trying to people, i don't think we should dismiss that. if you look at that in particular —— in comparison to the uk, people in new zealand will be incredibly relieved to reach this moment, and that frontpage is really... it does make you feel good, even though you aren't in new zealand to see that happening. we
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are like creatures emerging from a cave. it feels strange, it feels like a nervous kind of peace. what lessons should britain be learning from how new zealand reacted to this? wasn't just too from how new zealand reacted to this? wasn'tjust too late? from how new zealand reacted to this? wasn't just too late?” from how new zealand reacted to this? wasn'tjust too late? ijust don't think the uk and new zealand are comparable countries. it apples and pears, is in it? you could argue in terms of the lockdown being much stricter there, in terms of flights and quarantine. some would argue perhaps they did it at the right time and someone argue we are doing it late here. possibly, but when chris whitty, the chief medical officer, was asked about growing team —— quarantine, he said it would
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make little difference because we already had the infection. it was already had the infection. it was already here, already spreading. so you know, he is our chief medical officer, i would defer to him. what it does mean, anyone from new zealand, where there are no cases, not to the uk will now have to spend 14 not to the uk will now have to spend 1a days here. not to the uk will now have to spend 14 days here. you will see this odd thing happened. some countries saying —— i think it is worth looking at new zealand, notjust from places like india where they did have test entries isolating very early on. i don't think it's too late for us to learn lessons. there could be a second bite across the uk. that something we don't want, but i do think looking at countries that have handled this much better than we have will be important.
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thank you both. good to see you both here again. that's it for the papers this hour. manchester city's appeal against a two—year ban from all european competitions is under way. over the next three days lawyers will face a panel ofjudges at the court of arbitration for sporti via video conference. so how did it get to this stage.. the club were handed the punishment in february after it was deemed they had broken uefa financial fair play rules. it was found that city had overstated sponsorship revenue between 2012 and 2016. that resulted in a two—year ban from european football along with a £25 million fine. the club have always denied any wrongdoing.
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you can't continue to potentially break these regulations and when premier league trophies and play in europe and expect to satisfy the requirements. that said, they brought a very attractive style of football to the league. they undoubtedly had —— wanted to improve the league. this is poised to swing either way and can have untold ramifications for both parties if it falls against them. elsewhere in football — birmingham city will be looking for their sixth manager in just three—and—a—half years, after confirming current head coach pep clotet will leave the club at the end of the season. the spaniard took over from gary monk lastjune — initially on an interim basis — having been his assistant and has led birmingham to 16th in the championship this season. with matches set to resume a week on saturday, they're eight points clear of the relegation zone with nine games to go. and the remaining fixtures
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for the season have been released. third place fulham take on fourth place brentford in the opening game. birmingham take on second placed west brom, and leaders leeds visit cardiff. the full list of games is on our website. over the last few days, we've had a range of black athletes speak out about racism — and manchester city forward raheem sterling has joined the likes of anthonyjoshua, rio ferdinand, and joffra archer in demanding equality. the england international backed protests taking place across the uk, saying "the only disease right now is the racism that we are fighting". in an interview for the bbc, sterling says it was important for him to speak out, and he's hoping to help football the protest, it's all... it's a great starting point and to start protesting to get your voice to be heard. at the same time, people in
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positions which are lucky enough —— i'm lucky enough to be in, this is a time to speak on those subjects. speak on injustice, especially in my field. this is something i will try to say to family, friends and people around me. i can only know kind of, touch on topics i see on everyday issues in my field. i think it's something like 500 players in the premier league. only a third of them are black. we have no representation of us in hierarchy, no representation of us in coaching staff. there's not a lot of faces that we can relate to and have conversations with, and i do think with these protests that are going on, it's all well and good,
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with these protests that are going on, it's all welland good, but with these protests that are going on, it's all well and good, but it's time we have conversations to spark debate, notjust time we have conversations to spark debate, not just debates. time we have conversations to spark debate, notjust debates. we've done a lot of talking. actually start implementing change. one of the defining images from the weekend was the statue of slave trader edward colston being pulled down and thrown into a harbour. and six time formula one world champion lewis hamilton says it should remain there. he posted this statement on instagram, saying that it shouldn't be moved to a museum, which is being discussed. he added that if protesters didn't take it down, it would never have been removed, and that it should be replaced with a memorialfor those who lost their lives in the 17th century. british tennis number one dan evans has dismissed concerns from the world number one novak djokovic over how the sport could return at the us open. organisers are considering allowing just one member of players teams at the ground — so the grand slam can take place without fans from the end of august. djokovic insists that would be "really impossible" for him, while rafael nadal says he doesn't want to travel to new york until it's safe.
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if the us open didn't go ahead, that would be another grandson which they are missing. they have already missed wimbledon. this is a point where i think the players should really come together and novak and rafa should be looking to how those players lower rank so they get a good payday really. a see, it's not all about money, health is involved here, but if it was safe enough, i don't thinkjust having the coaches are good enough reason not to be going to a tournament, my opinion. the former world number one golfer justin rose, and his wife, kate, will sponsor a series of seven women's touranaments starting a week on thursday. rose and his partner have contributed a reported £35,000 in prize money for the series which will be for british professionals and take place behind closed doors. the first event is at brockenhurst manor golf club, with all seven venues donating their courses free of charge.
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good night. hello again. for many of us, monday was a dry day with variable cloud. some spells of sunshine in the skies looked like this for quite a few of us. however, we did see some heavy downpours across southwest england. now, looking at the forecast over the next few hours, we do still have a lot of cloud in the sky across the uk. there are a few clear spells. for the majority, it is dry at the moment. those temperatures unaccountable with cloud, but not too low, looking at around 8—10d as we start off tuesday morning. so, i suppose a fresh start to the day, but we are going to see some further changes in our weather as we go through tuesday. although we start off on a dry note, we do have this weather system moving into the northwest and that's going to be bringing outbreaks of rain, particularly to scotland and northern ireland. but the rain here should arrive quite late in the day for england and wales. it's a dry start, but we'll probably see a line of showers develop, particularly across parts
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of northeast england, running down the pennines, and perhaps into parts of the midlands and central southern england. so don't be too surprised if you see an odd shower fall here as we head into the afternoon. 0ur temperatures similar to what we had, really, on monday. highs between 15—18d for the majority of us. now, for wednesday, this area of low pressure starts to move right over the uk, and so we are looking at a cloudy day with some fairly prolonged outbreaks of rain. still, the rain is useful rain for a number of us. of course, it was very dry last month, so the rain welcomed by gardeners, i'm sure. but there is more of that rain to come, and it's kind of yo—yo rain if you like, because this low deepens. it moves to the south. the outbreaks move southwards as well, but the rain will then return back northwards, so we get to dollops of rain from this particular weather system. ——joe —— joe mac dollops. we're looking at some rain around
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across parts of the south, but also this zone of heavier rain looks set to move in across a swathe of north england, particularly northeast england, perhaps even with a bit of thunder mixed in with some of that. it's gonna start to turn quite windy as we go through the course of thursday, and that theme continues into friday, and it will turn increasingly humid as well. it stays on the unsettled side friday, and even into the weekend, with still some bursts of heavy rain around accompanied by some claps of thunder, particularly across england and wales. but generally further north you go, the quieter the weather gets, so it may well stay dry in inverness and glasgow this weekend.
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